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.  

Thoughts?

52 comments:

  1. I am leaning towards the first idea. With that said, I would give it a go with Sunderland.

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  2. You scared to use a Championship team? lol

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  3. Yeah im with the first idea. Im just into playing this league i love the competition dont really play against the computer or in any other mode. I think we should aim to get this league finish as soon as possible

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  4. I just could not endure an entire league with a Championship team. This game is nothing but a program and those teams are programmed to suck! It would be fun for a game here and there, but not a season.

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  5. lol, I know. Just kidding with you. The drop off in player ratings is huge. QPR starts players rated in the 60's. I experienced that somewhat with Blackpool when we first started this. My hands would hurt after playing games with them.

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  6. Yeah, TONS of button pressing with not a lot going on! LOL!!!

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  7. why not try another league? bundesliga, serie a, la liga, SPL...i mean i know this is primarily an epl site, but i would like ot give it a shot

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  8. Well why not make two leagues. One EPL talk EPL league and one EPL talk Champions or "X" league. "X" being whatever other league we choose to do at the time. And for choosing teams picks go by order of Placement in this league to start off both leagues. The EPl Talk EPL league will go like the First Idea. I like that Idea the best (even if West Ham is a crap team :P) And then the Choosing of the EPL talk Champions or "X" league will top three finishers of this Session will have to choose from mid table teams. Bottom three get the Top 3. Although I kinda Like doing a Champions league since or Europa League Since most Participants of the round of 16 in there are pretty evenly matched teams from many leagues.

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  9. Born,

    Feel free to create the second league if anyone wants to join. I don't have the time to manage/set-up and play in two leagues due to my personal life.

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  10. I'm partial to the EPL seasons. If we were to do something extra curricular, I would suggest trying to get together and play a Club season. Or a FUT league. Or a created teams league with a limit on your teams rating. Like no team can have over 82 rating or something like that. My skills against your skills with level teams.

    I think that even with only 11 owners here this time, most everyone enjoyed the season for the most part. I think because most weren't stuck playing with adopted teams. In fact, I almost prefer the 10-11 team season. That way you at least get more of a choice of who you get to play with.

    Just my $.02.

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  11. I wouldnt want to do an extra Season if we couldnt get as near to 100% participation from everyone here. This bunch of guys is great. Plus having the Club team is really nice we just need to get some more practice games in and Actual league games in.

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  12. I really want to get everyone on board for the Club team. That has the potential to be a bit more fun than the league IMO.

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  13. Martin.

    Club play is pretty fun. Just the couple of practice matches that Born and I played was cool.

    I am looking forward to playing regularly. Once we get a complete vote here about the next season, maybe we can start getting RSVP's about a Club team. Even if we played games once a week, we can still hold practice games with who ever is on at the time the rest of the week.

    I don't want to hijack this post as it is very important to get some feed back for next season.

    How about this....can anyone make it at 11pm EST? 10 pm CT? We can play a practice game or start the season with whoever is on.

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  14. I'll definitely be on tonight so look for me and we'll get some League and Club matches in.

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  15. Ill try to be because I have a game at 10 or 11 I think SO if anything Ill be on after 12 or before 9

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  16. Martin.

    Invite me when you see me. We still need to get your home leg in.

    bk....same with you. Actually, we need to get both legs in.

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  17. Unrelated news.
    CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule/venues announced . Chicago, New York and yes, Tampa are included. This may interest some.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_CONCACAF_Gold_Cup

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  18. Ballgame due to Chelsea game being postponed tommorow we could play our league games Early evening for me would be good What do you say?

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  19. ChealseaDaz.

    I will be in and out all day. Tell me what time and I will certainly try as I'm looking forward to playing however, I do have some things to take care of. Will you be taking the PS3 to your friend's ? Or are you going to give it another try from home?

    Also. do you go to the Chelsea games?

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  20. Hi Ballgame

    Im going to take it to my Mums its 5 min from my house so wont take long I will be online like today i will send u a message and then go straight there. I go to all the chelsea games home and away shame its off tommorow as i think were due a win but there is snow everywhere

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  21. So is option 1 the majority?

    Also....David mentioned invites going ignored. Is there a way to make a sound when there is a message/invite. I know a lot of times, I miss a message/invite because my back is turned or I'm out of the room.

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  22. dude If I tun my back on the screen for more than 30 seconds then or leave the room I made it a habit to go to my inbox and check for Messages. Plus that is why I created that Chat Room in the Chat lounge for the PSN network. Every time I log on I try to send invites. That way you can quickly talk with other members and coordinate with them.

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  23. Hi I dont think we need to change a lot as regards the league this is by far the best league and i think we have the hardcore people who want to play regular. Ballgame we went to a lot of effort to get our games in hopefully it will work off my connection now aswell. Martin can you get on later?

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  24. ChelseaDaz.

    It should work from now on.

    Born.

    I do check it once I get back in the room and when I turn my back but by then, the invite is usually gone.

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  25. Yeah I know People are kinda impatient/ I usually try to leave an Invite up for about 2-5 mins. but sometimes that Impatience bug bites me in the ass too.

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  26. man, the Holidays have really eaten into my FIFA time. Finally able to get on last night and what happens? I fall asleep in the chair and left FIFA on for a couple hours. So if anyone sent invites I apologize.

    Good news is we picked up a new member. He'll be playing as Birmingham city. Said he found us through a Google search. His name is Josh, but not sure what his username will be on here if he posts so if you see a "new" guy, please welcome him.

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  27. Sure thing Martin Hey do you mind If I try and Bring in one or two guys. Really good players they are.(that sounded a little Yodaish) anyway Imma log on right now looking for some Club play if anyone wants to join in. Oh yeah Played with Monarchos last night and mean The first two were rough. both ended in Draws but it was just hard to find someone open. I remember I took a shot through Traffic once and it hit the post bounced to the feet of one of our AI strikers with a WIDE FREAKING open goal and he Shanks it to the right. I was literally screaming WTF!?!?!?!? Then I juked two defenders to dribble down the Right sideline and play a perfect near post cross to the HEAD of that same striker and he absolutely misses the damn thing! I was so pissed. I dont know if we ever won won last night but we didnt lose I know that for sure :p

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  28. Im on right now - I'll play some Club for awhile.

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  29. Club practice was pretty cool with 4 of us. Hope some more of the league can join next time.

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  30. Martin I waw wondering If I can invite someone to the league. His PSN ID is IlhamiD

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  31. Ok so while we played I noticed some things. First it would be NICE if everyone could get their hands on a head piece/set. would make things and game flow a bit better not to mention passes and stuff would be more accurate.

    OK aside from that. I would have to say that the RB position is filled. Mona does a hell of a job there and does well to come up and help on the attack. Does so with out endangering our team too much. I dont know how you guys feel about my play in the CAM position or how you guys feel about the 4-1-2-1-2 Setup I run, but I like it. Right now all we really need is a good Striker. Martin did a pretty good job up front and on the wing. However I think I would like to see Martin up front more. He was always getting himself in the right spots that last game we played. Ball does a good job in the CDM mid role But I think I still need to see him in another position Maybe LCB or LB. LM wouldnt be a bad position to check him out in either. Again I dont know what His full stats are. I posted mine up and got no response. I kinda want to see where everyone has their strong points. But the Ball and the way we distribute it with the AI also involved (which pisses me off 90% of the time cuz they get a great ball and jog to let the AI defense catch up and turn it over to the. I have no Idea how many Times I yelled out in frustration. But it wasnt from any of our guys play. It was from the AI. Honestly Goals that got scored we mostly due to the Lack of aggressiveness in the AI and Lack of a brain hell even an ounce of brain matter would have seen better results. But for now I think the only really locked down Position is Mona. and Ballgame if no one else plays that CDM position. Ballgame has improved in the couple of Practices we had so if their is another CDM out there better get in quick cuz Ball is coming up in form.

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  32. Born,

    Invite him! Go ahead and give him the password. Just make sure he picks a team not already claimed.

    Tell him to send me a friend invite.

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  33. Born,

    I have no problem playing on the Wings or Striker positions. I'll have to learn the Diamond formation more as I'm used to playing an attacking 4-3-3 with a CAM playing near the CF and the LCM midway to the LW, RCM a sort of holding role but in the opposing half.

    My VP's height is currently 5'10" If I switch him to ST, do you want him taller? That'll probably slow him down and take away some dribbling skills I have. He's really built to be a passer but I'm always up for the challenge of learning a new role. Just let me know how you want him set up and consider it done!

    I'll also post up my key stats to give you an idea where he is.

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  34. Born.

    I didn't post my stats because I'm still learning what everything means. Scary, I know. I have no problem playing wherever you guys think I should. How didya like those lobbed through balls? I was workin' it.
    I did notice that I had a couple of good shots and almost scored twice so my finishing needs work. I think I crept up a little more than I should have but that will stop once we have some more people playing.

    I plan on getting a head set . Maybe after Christmas. But yeah....I'm open to position suggestions.

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  35. I also have a headset, just need to find it lol

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  36. I can hear Born, just can't understand what he's saying. I guess that would help quite a bit if we got headsets.

    I just played some ranked matches with my VPro as a LM. I am 73 LCM and 74 LM. Or something like that. I'm 68 as CDM . 70 or 71 as CB. I forget as I already signed off.

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  37. lol Yeah man that is good stuff. I did notice your lobbed through balls. And they were top notch. Its just one of them was to a AI controlled Player who botched the hell outta it. Once we get some Strikers and more players On I think we will have to Practice a few time Maybe 5 at the very least and then be able to play some league games. We need to understand each other habits and styles. that will be key for doing well with the VPro club.

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  38. Monarchos is a beast at the RB position!

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  39. yes he is I think His is the only Locked down Position. Seeing as how Myself and Red are CAM's I think its going to take the rest of the team to see which one of us does better. Although I think Im rated higher than he is. Not sure sine Im the only one that has posted Player Stats up.

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  40. haha, thanks guys. that was a lot of fun. I really liked ballgame playing at CDM and think he did a great job at the position, i felt a lot more comfortable making runs up knowing he'd be there to help the backline. I think martin is capable of doing either midfielder or striker well also. But i really think think that we need another player to take up the other position, as the AI makes for a terrible forward haha.

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  41. possible we can switch to a lone striker formation?

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  42. I am in for future games, but I leave for California early tomorrow morning and will be back next Tuesday. I can play striker, if we need a striker.

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  43. that'll work. I could play the Striker position or the RW position (being right footed and all)

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  44. Thanks David. It was a blast...Im looking forward to playing some more.

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  45. Im dont like having one lone striker. Unless they are super fast like 99 acceleration and 99 Sprint Speed its pointless. Not to mention you still end up getting people going forward and sometimes you over compensate leaving the defensive third open and prone to attack. 4-1-2-1-2 Is a more balance formations I think and ensures good ball movement throughout the midfield since it already has the preset Diamond in there.

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  46. That's cool Born. You've taken the lead with the Pro Club and next time I'm on, I'm going to give you GM powers (if that actually gives you more freedom to set up the team, I'm not sure). So please, feel free to set up and direct us as you see fit.

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  47. o.O ummm. Thanks hehe I have tried to have a team before but no one ever got on. So Im glad that the most thing this group here is, that it is a little more committed to playing and logging on. I am just glad I met a bunch of people that can play online and love the beautiful game as much as I do.

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  48. Same here. Looking forward to playing future FIFAs for many years.

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