Champions League and Europa League Live Draw Thursday March 13

Congratulations to the successful managers that have progressed to the knockout rounds of their respective competitions! For the 1st and 2nd place group finishers in the Europa League, as well as the 3rd placed group finishers in the Champions League, the Europa League Round of 32 begins in GW 30. The 1st and 2nd place group finishers in the Champions League have a week off before the Round of 16 kicks off in GW 31. Please pay careful attention to the schedule so you know when you have games.

Also, please note that the rules on the Knockout Phase read as follows:

  • Winners of each group will be seeded for the knockout draw, runners-up will be in put into a separate pot
  • The home advantage doesn’t exist in this round, as it cancels out due to an aggregate score.
  • Teams will play each other over two legs with the highest aggregate score advancing to the next round
  • If matches are tied over two legs then the team who has scored higher points in the away fixture wins.
  • In the unlikely event of teams still tied, the team with the most goals over the 2 weeks wins (Penalty shootout)
  • In the unlikely event of teams still tied, the better ranked team wins.

We will be holding a Live Draw on Thursday March 13 at 9:45 am FFS Time (GMT) on this google spreadsheet. You can check ahead of time to view the seeded and unseeded pots.

Other information about the draw:

  • We will begin with the draw for the CL which will be immediately followed by the draw for Europa.
  • A club cannot be paired against a team from it’s own group or from the same league
  • You may use the “Chat” feature on the top right corner of the window to join in the banter. To chat, start with your FFS name, and then enter your comment.

Champions League and Europa League Live Draw Thursday April 10

Congratulations to the successful managers that have progressed to Quarterfinals of their respective competitions!

Also, please note that the rules on the Knockout Phase read as follows:

  • At this stage in the tournament, a team can be matched up against any of the other remaining teams
  • The home advantage doesn’t exist in this round, as it cancels out due to an aggregate score.
  • Teams will play each other over two legs with the highest aggregate score advancing to the next round
  • If matches are tied over two legs then the team who has scored higher points in the away fixture wins.
  • In the unlikely event of teams still tied, the team with the most goals over the 2 weeks wins (Penalty shootout)
  • In the unlikely event of teams still tied, the better ranked team wins.

We will be holding a Live Draw on Thursday April at 10pm FFS Time (GMT) on this google spreadsheet.

As with the previous Live Draw, you may use the “Chat” feature on the top right corner of the window to join in the banter. To chat, start with your FFS name, and then enter your comment.

Europa League Groups and Fixtures

The participants and groups for this season’s Europa League are now available. A summary of the groups can be found in the Europa League Home Page, which can be accessed through the menus similarly to the Champions League one as well as a quick link on the right hand side of our home page. By clicking the Group title you can access that group’s page, with their current standings as well as the previous and upcoming fixtures.

Finally, the links to everyone’s teams have been added for both competitions to allow you to track your opponent’s progress, if you so wish.

Good luck to everyone involved (except those in Group C obviously ;) ) and remember the home team carries a 4 point home ground advantage during the group stages.

CL Fixtures and Group Pages

As a new feature for this season’s Champions League and Europa League competitions each competition will have its own home page. The Champions League version can be found here. The pages for each group can be accessed by either clicking the group label above the group standings or through the menus at the top of the website (Europe > Champions League > 2013-2014 Season). There will also be a quick link to the competitions’ home pages on the right-hand side of our website’s home page.

Within the group page you will find the current standings in the group as well as any previous results as they happen as well as upcoming fixtures. Obviously the CL fixtures have now been released so be sure to check your opponent for this weekend. Please note the 4 point home-ground advantage that is present within the group stages.

Good Luck to all the participants and the Europa League participants, groups, pages and fixtures will be released early tomorrow.

Champions League Groups and Participants

Qualified teams/managers and their Champions League groups can be found below.

The top 4 from each league, in addition to the FA Cup Winner (Ryan) and last season’s CL winner (MJ6987) all automatically qualified for the competition while the remaining six spots were awarded by FFS UEFA based on merit and contribution.

Stay tuned for the fixtures to be released later today.

*please note that this competition begins gw 24*

Group A:

Manager Team
MJ6987 Atalanta
ENR Chelsea
Sporting Elche
Shipstontrev AS Monaco

Group B:

Manager Team
Ryan Espanyol
Dogba Catania
Super Zlatan Paris Saint-Germain
Epic Fail Aston Villa

Group C:

Manager Team
Evs Swansea City
Acquafresca Panathinaikos
Champ Nurnberg
Optimus Atletico Madrid

Group D:

Manager Team
Athletico Timbo Athletic Bilbao
Lateriser12 Borussia Dortmund
Jonty Hull City
roscola KR Reykjavik

Group E:

Manager Team
GoonerByron Toulouse
TorresMagic Sporting CP
ajay kl Malaga
FuzzyWarbles Tottenham Hotspur

Group F:

Manager Team
Facer Hellas Verona
Beric Everton
Just A Hat FC Basel
The Shadow VfB Stuttgart

Group G:

Manager Team
Billy Ketsu Hertha Berlin
Boom Boom Montpellier
Pepin Lazio
Isacki Sevilla

Group H:

Manager Team
Djerbil Feyenoord
Zep Bayern Munich
Giggs Boson Juventus
TW Barcelona

2013-2014 Champions League and Europa League

We know it’s last minute, but we figured that it’s better late than never!

After a long beak, we’re happy to announce that the Champions League and Europa League will be returning again this year, beginning gw 24 and following this schedule and these rules. Groups and fixtures for each competition will be released between now and Saturday.

As a side note, if anyone would like to help with group reviews, other write-ups, or in some other way, please drop us a comment as we could use your help to make these competitions even more fun!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – THE COUNCIL LEAGUES

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this season of the Council leagues. We have a major announcement to make. But first,  it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers in all of them

Premier League

FFS favourite and one of the best FPLers out there, EVS (Swansea) was crowned champion yet again after a thrilling season. Pushed all the way to the line by Beric (Everton) and ENR (Chelsea) EVS showed his class to emerge victorious on points difference scoring 178 to 92 (Beric) and 77 (ENR). Congratulations to EVS.

At the other end of the table disaster befell 1966 (Southampton) Light Knight (Norwich) and FFS legend Doosra (West Ham) who suffered the ignominy of relegation. This will be especially hard for Light Knight who lost a winner stays up tie with Count of Monte Hristo (Manchester United)

La Liga

In another close fought battle Athletic Timbo (Athletic Bilabao) triumphed of Ryan (Espanyol) again on points  (201-84). Down at the bottom, relegation befell Grubs (Villarreal), Declan (Getafe) and Osasuna (B2BBallacks)

Ligue 1

Congratulations to GoonerByron (Toulouse) who takes the title by 3 points from Boom Boom (Montpellier). At the other end it was the drop zone for King Eric (Evian) the Kuqi Monster (Reims) and Il Fantasia (Sochaux)

Serie A

FFS resident phyiso Facer (Hellas Verona) was triumphant here by just a single point from Dogba (Catania) whilst we saw Portugese&Proud (Genoa) ReinaMan  (Chievo) and Bowstring  (Torino) relegated

Bundesliga

Another close battle as Billy Ketsu (Hertha Berlin) saw off Lateriser12 (Dortmund) by just a single point. At the bottom Thomass (Hoffenheim) Jack(off)Attack (SpvGG) and King Nil Miss (Frieburg) were relegated

Rest of Europe

Djerbil (Feyenoord) emerged victorious here, seeing off the challenge of TorresMagic (Sporting CP) on points (125-74). The trap door beckons for Jaga Bonito (CSKA Moscow) Patrick Star/Super Oscar Babay (Partick Thistle) and Siva Mohan (Benfica). On another note JK (Ajax) broke the habit of a lifetime and managed to avoid relegation from the Council leagues

Summary of Season 3

Champions

EPL – EVS

La Liga – Athletic Timbo

Ligue 1 – GoonerByron

Serie A – Facer

Bundesliga – Billy Ketsu

R.O.E – Djerbil

Relegated

EPL – Doosra, Light, Knight, 1966

La Liga – Declan, Grubs, Back to Back Ballacks

Ligue 1 – King Eric, The Kuqi Monster, Il Fantasia

Serie A – Portugese&Proud, ReinaMan, Bowstring

Bundesliga- Thomass, JOA, Kin Nil Miss

Rest Of Europe – Jaga Bonito, Siva Mohan, Pattrick Star/Super Oscar Baby

Overall Top Scorer – Beric (1276)

 

Now to the major announcement. Many have asked about the next season of the leagues and when they will start. The answer is, they won’t. The Council leagues will be not be returning for a 4th season, at least not in the current FPL season due to lack of interest and activity. At this point we offer no guarantee that they will return at all, as they require a great deal of time and effort to get up and running. We will still aim to bring you one off tournaments like the Beach Soccer World Cup, ICC trophy, but the future of the leagues remains unclear. We thank you all for your support of the leagues and hope that you will continue to involve yourselves in future FFS UEFA offerings

The FFS UEFA Council (TW, JK, Isacki, Parmtree, Pratik, Billy Gilmore)