Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ideas for Rotating Teams for Future Seasons

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.  


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Virtual Pro Clubs

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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tactics/Formations Discussions

I think it would beneficial to some of us less experienced players to get some help from you vets on the importance of Tactics and Formations and using the right personnel in them.  We talked about it earlier, but with some new people here we can open the discussion again and get some fresh perspectives on it.