This competition is a chance for you to choose and manage your preferred team against your fellow seekers! You will be given full control over your team's formation, tactics, transfer targets etc. in an attempt to guide your team to glory.
There will be 20 teams in the competition, which will be split into two divisons, each consisting of ten teams.
The teams in each division will be chosen based on their overall rating after your squad has been picked.
At the end of the first season, 2 teams will be relegated from Divison 1 and 2 will be promoted from Divison 2.
Games will all be played on one console as CPU vs. CPU, using your preferred formation and tactics of course.
As this is a draft league, you will get to choose your own team name and get to design your own kits.
Once everyone has joined, we can start the drafting. The order that the managers shall draft will done on a random generator to ensure fairness.
The order of picking goes: 1,2,3....14,15,16,16,15,14....3,2,1,1,2,3....14,15,16 etc. This is so that everyone gets a chance of choosing equally good players.
This gives everyone a squad of 16 players, which is a solid base for any team.
During the draft you may have missed out on your favourite player. The transfer period, which will only last 1 week, allows you to finely tune your team into the best you can. To do this, everyone will be given €20,000,000 to start with. You may deal between yourselves, but for a transfer to be completed, both parties involved must confirm it in the thread.
To sign players from outside the draft league, they will have to be auctioned. Every player will start at €1,000,000 and the auction will last 24 hours from when it is initiated, with the highest bidder winning the player.
Please Note: If you do not have sufficient funds to bid on a player, you will NOT bid on him. This is just bumping up the price and is unnecessary. If you are found to be doing so, there will be consequences.
Another way of signing players from outside the Draft League is by 'negotiating a contract' with them. This is a completely new concept, not seen anywhere else before.
Each player will have a minimum contract offer, as seen in the examples, and this will be based on their 'wages' in Master League mode. There will be 20 players up for contract negotiations who appear at each transfer window. So, there will no doubt be a mix of good and bad players. When a manager has offered a contract, there will be 24 hours until the player is won. This will be announced in the thread. If a manager is outbid, then he will be notified. However, each manager may only bid 3 times on each player. At the end of the 24 hours, the highest offer will win the player's signature.
If you are involved in a 'big' transfer, then you will be taken to a press conference. You can choose whether or not to attend the press conference, however if you do not decide to turn up, so to speak, you will forfeit any money that you might gain from 'attending' the press conference. The definition of a 'big' transfer won't be disclosed, nor will the amount of money gained from the press conference.
You must not have more than 32 players, or less than 16 players by the end of the transfer window. If you have over 32 players, your most recent signings will be released until 32 is reached. If you have under 16 players at the end of the window, you will sign players available on free transfer - no matter on the quality - until 16 is reached.
Similarly if you go into debt, you will be placed under a transfer embargo, meaning that you cannot buy any more players until the debts are cleared. If you are in debt at the end of a transfer window, your most recent signings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder until your books have been balanced. You have been warned!
Tactics will be an important role throughout the Draft League. Perhaps you'll be up against it in a tough tie and will look for a solid defensive display with a 4-5-1 formation, or maybe you need to secure a win and go all out with a 4-2-4 lineup. You'll need to update your homepage accordingly, and it's up to you to do so before each game.
Your homepage must outline who is in your Starting 11, and subs - you can have 12 on the bench, your formation, set piece takers, captain etc. Remember to set it out clearly so that anyone could understand it.
All matches will be played with every team having RED form arrows, to make sure that it is fair.
You can read more about these later on in the thread.
You can read more about these later on in the thread.
The cup competitions will be seeded. This is much easier with the introduction of the 'Overall' rating of players. The ratings of each player will be added together and an average taken.
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Chelskiman, anywhere the tactics are failing that can be resolved?
At the moment you're rolling with a LMF/LWF and RMF/RWF which is opening up the middle of the pitch for the opposition to exploit. You could consider turning the RMF/LMF players into CMF, but that would most likely mean achange in players (probably Romaric and Dempsey in for Bastos and Maxi Rodriguez). If you would rather keep Bastos on the field you could move him to left back where he's rated one better than Maggio anyway (Maggio 83 v Bastos 84).
Up to you though!
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