The Rendezvous

In the likely event that FFS crashes in the hours leading up to the first deadline of the year, come join us over here until it comes back online! (or feel free to stick around to avoid the endless pages of RMTs from the gravless)

 

 

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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.

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 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!

FFS FA Cup Team Allocations and Preliminary Round Draw

Thank you to all those who registered for the inaugural FFS FA Cup! We’re happy to say that everyone who registered (with a working link to their fpl history page) will be participating in this competition in one stage or another. We’re very excited to see this 552 strong competition kick off this weekend with the Preliminary Round!

The Preliminary Round Draw can be found here. Please note that the draw for each successive round will be announced midweek. Additional details about each round and the format of the tournament can be found in the main tab of that same spreadsheet.

And i’m sure you’re all interested in the Team Allocation which is broken up on a tier by tier basis. FFS Profile and FPL History links have been provided so you can figure out who your opponent is and scout out their team.

And please remember that the the rules for the competition can be found here.

We can’t wait for this competition to get going and we really appreciate all of your participation in it. Best of luck!

FFS FA Cup

Over the past year and a half we’ve been happy and fortunate to organize several cups and competitions for the members of the FFS community. You’ve experienced a wide variety of competitions ranging from the Champions League and Europa League to the Euros and from the The Leagues  to the ICC and the TWS.  However our biggest regret has always been that we haven’t been able to include a large enough portion of the community. Each competition we’ve been pained when we’ve had to turn down members of the FFS community because there were only so many spots. So this time around we’re glad to announce a competition that will involve a far greater number of community members – up to 737 people in fact – that mirrors our favorite Domestic Tournament in England. Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re proud to announce the Inaugural Edition of the FFS UEFA FA Cup (or FFS UE-FA Cup as Isacki likes to call it)! Continue reading