For those of us who remember the fantasy league auctions will agree with me that while it started on the right foot making the auction process interesting and enjoyable, it did absolutely nothing to engage you after that.
We recently got a proposal from people who were developing a similar game but with much better rules, to keep us engaged right till the very end.
Their proposed rules of the fantasy football auction
1- Admin of the league will post the base price of each player. Managers can bid on each player and winner will get that player. Each manager will get £200 to make his initial team of 15 players just like FPL with 2 goalkeepers, 5 defender, 5 mid-fielders, and 3 forwards. Auction will be done live, so along with the admin for that league, a particular time must be allocated in the weekend just for the initial auction. Remember the live auction is a one-time thing only
2- Transfer window will open every Monday and will be closed on Friday night.
3- The 3 player limit per team still holds.
4- Additional £100 will be given for transfers after auction.
5- Transfers will involve bidding, swap deals, player + cash etc. enabling two managers to directly communicate with each other to inform them of their wishes and demands.
6- To maintain a 15 player squad, if you buy a player then you have to sell a player from your team. If no one is willing to buy that player then you have to release a player from your team. In this case you get no money in return.
7- Free agent’s list will be updated and maintained regularly for every league. If anyone wants to buy any free agent then again a bidding will be start in pursuit to sign that free agent.
8. Point scoring is based on FPL.
9. Each league will have 8-10 managers (undecided yet). This implies 8×15 players to 10×15 players will be sold at the first auction. A player can only be sold to a single team in the league with each league being independent of another league.
While their site is clearly still under development, they wanted an early market test to get a general feedback about the rules for the game.
So what are we thinking, guys?
a) The earliest beta version of the game could be available right after the 2nd international break (Near Oct 20th) from which we can begin scoring. So we could start registrations after a week or two. This could involve some manual/admin work.
b) We wait until they have a stable version of their site ready (By April) and then volunteer for a trial run. This will eradicate manual/admin work to a huge extent.
c) I’m not interested in anything except FPL.
d) Great idea, but no time at the moment as I am busy getting my ass kicked at FPL. 🙂
Please comment, so that we know where you stand, and then we can take a collective decision on whether we should proceed with it or not. Be honest!