Monday, April 4, 2011

Season 3 complete.

No comments:
Finally. We got through a season. We started on Jan 22. It took us over two months.

Friday, February 4, 2011

League play Slow down

32 comments:
Ok, Seems like this is something we run into every season. Which is understandable as it gets harder to get in sync with the people you have still to play. So I am posting this up so we can have it here and on the Facebook Group page to set up times and days where the people remaining can set up matches with their rival teams yet to play and get the matches knocked out so we can start on the Play off games. as the standing have it EVERYONE still has at least 4 more games to play if not more. So lets get this ball rolling folks.

Friday, January 28, 2011

End Of The Line

8 comments:
I have decided to leave the League since I don't have the time to commit to playing.  Not a real fan of online play once I started playing.  I'm more of a Career Mode type of player and since Career Mode is "broken" not sure if I'll be playing this game much.  

Someone else will have to take the reigns.  I'll be shutting down the blog and everyone can revert to the Facebook Group Crystian (Born2xl) created.  

It's been fun.

Martin

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Welcome to Season 3!

59 comments:
(So a Mexican, Brazilian and American walk onto a soccer pitch...)

Season 3 is upon us.  The League has been reset.  Everyone who selected a team in the previous thread has been sent a PM from me (esomedina) on how to join the League again.  

The only major change to this season is that we are having a playoff at the end of the season to determine the winner.  When I set this up it did not give me the option to set the number of teams eligible for the playoff.  So, we'll see how this works out.  

Hopefully we can get through our 20 or so games each in a short period of time.  

In the meantime to kick off the season, post a short summary/reason why you picked the team you are using in Season 3.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Season 3 Preparations

59 comments:

Season 2 has come to a close even though we technically did not play all our games.  The final standings as of tonight show Everton (Monarchos159) has been declared the winner.  Congratulations to him as he is an exceptional player. I noticed that tikemhomas left the League so that's why the records show less games played.  Once a player leaves the League, their game results are automatically taken away.  

As the Standings have it, here is how we all faired (Season 3 picks in red):
  1. Monarchos159  (Bolton)
  2. XxRedDevilxX  (Aston Villa)
  3. ChelseaDaz  (Stoke City)
  4. Born2xl  (Chelsea)
  5. bkforyou  (Fulham)
  6. IllhamiD  (Sunderland)
  7. BrooklynZizou  (Liverpool)
  8. im2throwed  (skipped) (assuming he left league)
  9. esomedina  (Manchester City)
  10. atom_25  (Arsenal)
  11. ballgame59  (Tottenham)
  12. Musko82  (Manchester United)
Monarchos159 (picking first), XxRedDevilxX (picking second) and ChelseaDaz (picking third) must pick their Season 3 team from the following list:
  • Aston Villa (tikemhomas left the League so his team gets tossed into the pile)
  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton
  • Stoke City
  • West Brom
  • Wigan Athletic
  • Wolverhampton
Once those three have picked their teams, the remaining teams will be picked in this order and you may pick any EPL team that has not already been picked (except for Tottenham):
  1. Musko82
  2. atom_25
  3. esomedina
  4. im2throwed
  5. BrooklynZizou
  6. IllhamiD
  7. bkforyou
  8. Born2xl
Ballgame59 will be using Tottenham for Season 3 as he has yet to use his favorite team due to a mix up when picking Season 2 teams.

New for this season, I will be adding a season ending tournament to entice everyone to play and complete the season.  The season ending tournament will hopefully include everyone (depending on how many teams the game limits for the playoffs).  I figure this gives everyone a chance to hoist the silverware in the event some of us just run into a bad period of form and lose a couple big matches or there are connection issues during the season.  The match time will remain the same at 6 minute halves, unless there is overwhelming support to increase the time length.  We will also keep the total times we play agaiinst each other at 2 games.

Due to the way the Leagues are set up on the PS3, I have to re-create the League with the new settings.  Also, I will have to boot everyone and then re-invite you back.  You'll receive instructions via PS3 PM.  Once everyone has picked their team, I will begin this process.

Also, if you know of anyone that wants to join the League, please feel free to invite them.  They will get to pick their teams after we have finished our selections. They will get their picks on a first come, first serve basis based on when they make their initial post in this thread.  I will update our draft list to include their names once they reply here.

So, please respond here with your team of choice per your draft order and include any changes you'd like made.


Monarchos159 is now on the clock...


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ideas for Rotating Teams for Future Seasons

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So, since we're nearing the end of this season and getting closer to crowning a champion, I though we should discuss how we can keep the League fun and exciting season after season while offering everyone a competitive chance at winning.  Ballgame and I were discussing this earlier and here are some thoughts on rotating teams.  Feel free to comment and offer up suggestions:

Idea 1
Since the League is not currently at capacity, the top 3 teams/users would have to pick from the teams currently not being used in the season for next season.  The first place team would get first pick and so on.  That would mean Manchester United's owner would get first pick at teams like Birmingham City, Blackpool, Blackburn, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, etc.  The remaining users would then get to pick their team, which cannot be the team they currently use in reverse order of finish.  Last place gets first pick.  This idea only works until we fill the League.  


Idea 2
This would be sort of our own relegation system.  The top 3 teams/users would pick one of the top 3 teams in the Championship.  The first place team in our league would pick the first place team from the real life Championship standings at the time.  So for example and at the moment, Manchester Untied's user would pick QPR, Everton gets Cardiff City, etc.  This means that 3 actual EPL teams won't be used each season.  It doesn't mean that the top 3 teams can't be used next season.  The remaining users would pick their new team in reverse order of finish.  Last place gets first pick.  

Idea 3
Where you place in our League, you would pick the inverse of your place according to real life EPL standings.  That means the first place team picks the 20th place team in the EPL, 2nd place the 19th place team and so on.  

Thoughts?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Virtual Pro Clubs

32 comments:

I've noticed that everyone (I think) has joined the Virtual Pro Club I set up.  Now, in order for this to work, we'd have to set up a night that EVERYONE can log on and play at the same time.  I mean, we can still play matches with a couple of us but then the rest of team is filled with computer players.  I think it'll be more fun if we're all together.

I'm assuming that a weekend night (Friday through Sunday) would work best for some of our outside of the USA League members.

I'm not looking to get to the top of the leaderboard or anything with this Pro Club.  I simply find Pro Club matches really fun.