PARTICPANTS FOR SEASON 3 OF FFS UEFA ANNOUNCED

FFS UEFA is pleased to announce that the following managers have all been accepted for participation in Season 3.

The process of taking only the top 120 participants, leads to loads of good applicants naturally missing out. We just hope that you can continue being regular at FFS, giving us no choice, but to take you in before the onset of 4th Season, should you decide to apply again.  (Registrations during month of December). We’re truly sorry that you missed out this time around.

For those of you who made it this season, we hope you are looking forward to the team allocations which will be announced later in the week (by the 13th if all goes according to plan).

Welcome to Season 3

Welcome to Season 3

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Ligue 1 Review GW21 – Shipstontrev

MARSEILLE (Fratboy) 89 beat MONTPELLIER (Facer) 64

Ligue 1’s top scorer this week was Fratboy, whose score of 89 after a 4 point hit gave him a 25 point win over new manager Facer. Fratboy’s top scorers were RVP(C), Suarez, Baines, Sterling, Walcott and, uniquely amongst Ligue 1 managers, Benteke. Facer also lined up with RVP(C) and Walcott, and he also had Berbatov, but he still finished a long way back.

RENNES (Sarnab Wazza) 87 beat BASTIA (Aditya) 68

This all-India clash saw Sarnab continue the form that won her the Ligue 1 title and has propelled her to the lofty heights of 525th in the overall FPL rankings. She had Suarez(C), RVP, O’Brien, Sterling and Walcott to thank for her score. New manager Aditya had RVP(C) and Walcott, with a very useful differential in Chicharito, but Sarnab is not a player to let new managers work their way in gently.

LYON (FC Borcelona) 81 beat EVIAN (King Eric) 74

FCB’s 4 point hit came off, giving him a 7 point victory over King Eric. The new Holy Trinity forward line of RVP(C), Suarez and Berbatov combined with the likes of Sterling, Walcott and Clichy gave him a win over his American opponent, who had RVP(C), Zabaleta, Berbatov, Walcott and Dempsey in his line-up. King Eric has been pretty unlucky these last two weeks, with two scores above 70 not bringing him any H2H points.

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Fixtures Available

The fixtures are now available so you can all have alook and see who your first opponent of the new season is!

The EPL fixtures are set to mirror those of the actual EPL, bar double gameweeks and blanks which have been adjusted accordingly, and bar the final gw (38) which has the same matchups as gw 20 so we have adjusted that accordingly (switched to gw 19 fixtures) so that every manager plays each other once in the course of the 19 gw season. All other leagues fixtures have been based off of these fixtures by a simple replacement method as it would have been far too difficult to match other leagues fixtures up too.

Welcome to the 18 new managers! We tried our best to give you your top choice team but that wasn’t always possible and we couldn’t reach some of you in time. Check the league tables or fixtures list to see which team you’ve been given.

Please join me in thanking Pratik for his tireless effort to get all the fixtures done and everything coded in such a short amount of time!!! He stayed up half the night finishing the code and is due the utmost praise and respect for everything he’s done to ensure the leagues run smoothly and successfully.

He has asked that if you see any mistakes that you let you us know, either by commenting here, emailing us at ffsuefa@gmail.com, or letting one of us know on ffs if you see us around so that he can fix the errors.

He wants me to let you guys know not to freak out about the tables, he says once the gameweek starts they will be fine but since they are set to automatically update that is why they are showing everyone with a 0-0 draw and thus 1 point a piece. He also says that the refresh button for gameweek scores will not work until the gameweek starts.

Best of luck to everyone in this new season!

-TW

Final Results

Sincere apologies to all managers regarding the confusion between the tiebreaker rules.  We have ultimately decided that the tables you’ve seen throughout the year are indeed the final tables, which are based on GD.

Congratulations to the six managers that won their respective leagues! The League Winners are:

Bundesliga – SpVgg Greuther Furth – Valar Morghulis

EPL – Aston Villa – Epic Fail

Ligue 1 – Stade Rennes – Sarnab Wazza

La Liga – Deportivo La Coruna – Boom Shakalaka

Serie-A – Lazio – Forca Inter

ROE – PSV – FunkyAV

The return of UCL and Europa League in late Jan (gw24) promises to bring back the Google Docs which we know you’ve been secretly missing. Check the schedule here -: https://uefacouncil.wordpress.com/schedule-uefa-cl-and-europa-league/

Hearty congratulations to those who have already qualified for CL and Europa, their names are listed below.

Managers that automatically qualified for the Champions League:

a) Bundesliga – SpVgg Greuther Furth (Valar Morghulis) , Hamburg SV (4Vets), TSG Hoffenheim (Eoin), Hannover 96 (Canadian Football)

b) EPL – Aston Villa (Epic Fail) , Southampton (1966 – ERIC WAS BORN) , Swansea City (Evs) , Liverpool (Optimus)

As last year’s winner of the inaugural Champion’s League competition,  Chelsea (ENR) directly qualifies too.

c) La-Liga- Deportivo La Coruna (Boom Shakalaka) , Real Betis (Billy Gilmore), Valencia (Old School), Mallorca (Emperikal)

d) Ligue1 – Stade Rennes (Sarnab Wazza), Brest (Shipstonstrev), Evian (King Eric), Sochaux (Chazza)

e) ROE – PSV (FunkyAV), Rubin Kazan (Le Gooner), Twente (Jinswick), Benfica (Aatish)

f) Serie-A – Lazio (Forca Inter), Bologna (Frazek), Atalanta (MJ6987), AS Roma (Udit)

Managers that automatically qualified for for the Europa League:

a) Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund (TommyTour) , Hertha BSC (Billy Ketsu) , VfB Stuttgart (Brian – Not the Messiah) , FC Koln (Fray Bentos) , Fortuna Dusseldorf (Porkie)

b) EPL – Stoke City (Wild Rover), Manchester United (Impressive Tackle), Everton (Beric), Fulham (Back to Back Ballacks), Wigan Athletic (The Giggs Boson)

c) La-Liga- Sevilla (Chirs_White) , Real Madrid (Demi), Malaga (Ajay) , Barcelona (TW), Athletic Bilbao (The Parmtree)

d) Ligue1 – Lyon (FC Borecelona), Toulouse (Heco87), Paris Saint-German (Super Zlatan), Bordeaux (Ryan), AS Nancy Lorraine (Coldplay)

e) ROE – Celtic (Count of Monte Hristo), Spartak Moscow (Arsie Sir Giggsy), Standard Leige (Duffman 91 – Last Season’s Winner but directly qualified), Feyenoord (Cabaye4), Shakhtar Donetsk (Dynamic)

f) Serie-A – US Pescara (Goonerdhanesh), Chievo Verona (Reina Man), Fiorentina (RoysCallerAnne), Sampdoria (Megatron x), Genoa (EX)

We made a special exception to the tie-breaker rule when it came to relegation. Both Roscola and I decided to sit out for the next phase for various reasons, giving Declan McCarthy and Grounderz who would have won via H2H another chance to compete in these leagues.

Of course, the trade-off was that we get to participate in the CL/Europa League 😎

Sadly it’s now time to say goodbye to those managers who won’t be joining us next season. These relegated managers are:

a) Bundesliga – Schalke 04(Bal4Tom), VfL Wolsburg(Nitin), Werder Bremen(Rick)

b) EPL – West Ham(Doosra), Man City (Happy Ankit), West Bromwich Albion (Man of Kent)

c) La-Liga- Valladolid(Roscola), Atletico Madrid(Jkisthe1), Levante(Maximerized)

d) Ligue1 – AC Ajaccio(Ms. Red19),Bastia( Beavis), Montpellier (Gervinho’s Forehead)

e) ROE – Fenerbache(Bedknobs and Boomsticks), Zenit (Gigging Order), Galatasaray S.K.(CatMac)

f) Serie-A – Juventus(Pratik), AC Milan (Milanista), Catnia (Djerbil)

For exceptional work and giving life to this competition, both Jkisthe1 and Milanista are also granted a spot in CL/Europa, despite being relegated.

This leaves a total of 21 spots left for the CL and Europa League still unoccupied. Relegated Managers will also be considered for these spots.

The main criteria for these spots is your contribution to the Uefa Council Leagues, and FFS. We will be looking for managers that will contribute to repeating the great atmosphere of last year’s CL and Europa through banter and pressers!

Accepted managers for season 2, feel free to contact us (ffsuefa@gmail.com, or via comments) if you have a particular team preference from the relegated teams in the league that you have been assigned. The new ROE managers can propose alternative team names if they wish to change to another European team not currently in any of the 6 leagues.

Apocalypse 2012 – A GW19 preview

If you are reading this then you are most likely cooped up in a crowded underground bomb shelter, food supplies long since depleted with little or no water remaining. Will you survive to see what your efforts for the last 18 weeks have culminated into? Will there be a world left to return to? Welcome to … The Afterworld. We just hope that your teams (and your gw 18 scores for that matter) aren’t as shattered as everything else.

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Accepted Managers for Season 2

After deliberation and careful ranking by the council, the moment of truth awaits the 38 applicants vying for spots in season 2 of the leagues. Unfortunately we only have 18 spots to fill so we are sorry if you missed out but remember you can apply again for the next season which will be again next fall.

And now, for what you’ve all been waiting for! Organized by league are the 18 new managers that will be competing the second season starting gw 20. Congratulations to those that made the cut!

EPL:
Granville
Anuragkhetancfc (AK – Ain’t got a Kalou)
Snake Juice
La Liga:
Pepin
In Tommy We Trust
Santiagounreal
Serie A:
Rukawa
The second coming of Moussa Dembele
Mak_Gold
Bundesliga:
thetinkerman
bdwhite91
The Shadow
Ligue 1:
facer
Aditya
Spike
ROE:
Jafooli
da beeeez
seantbn

This Much We Know

As gw 18 (the second to last gw of this season for the leagues) and the end of the world approach, let us take a brief look at what is already assured across the leagues. We’ll take a look at stuff that isn’t necessarily assured after this gw is over as we break down the fights for 1st place, CL spots, and escape from relegation across all 6 leagues.

Best of luck to those fighting to avoid relegation and to those still in contention for their league title or automatic CL berth. And now for the results that are already confirmed

La Liga:

Deportivo La Coruña and their manager, Boom Shakalaka, have automatically qualified for the Champions League. With a 6 point gap over closest rivals Real Betis (Berbilly Gilmore), they need just a single point from their remaining two fixtures to be crowned kings of Spain. However, if they fail to do so while Betis win both their remaining fixtures, Betis will be the champions because of their prior h2h result.

Down at the other end of the table, with just two fixtures remaining, Levante are anchored to the bottom and are incapable of escaping the clutches of the relegation zone. They will be spending the next season licking their wounds, and Maximerized will be on the lookout for another manager vacancy to rescue his fledgling career.

If Declan McCarthy’s Getafe lose either of their remaining matches, they will be relegated. If Atletico Madrid (JK) picks up just 1 point from their remaining two matches, Getafe will be relegated regardless as a result of having lost to Atletico previously.

EPL:

With a victory over Liverpool (Optimus) this past gameweek, EpicFail’s Aston Villa have opened an unconquerable 12 point gap over the Reds, clinching them the EPL title in the process.

With just 13 points to date, Happy Ankit’s Manchester City are without hope. They will be relegated regardless of their final two results.

West Brom (Man of Kent) will need to win both of their remaining fixtures to have even the slightest chance of avoiding relegation.

Serie A:

Catania (Djerbil) is assured relegation. Milan (Milanista) cannot drop any points if they are to have a shot at avoiding the drop. GW 18’s clash between Cagliari(Grounderz) and Juventus(Pratik) could potentially seal the 3rd spot for relegation.

At the top, Reina Man is on top with 33 points with Frazek snapping at his heels.  But only 3 points separate the first from the the fifth spot, thus making this the most open title challenge in comparison to other leagues.

Bundesliga:

Both SC Freiberg and FC Augsburg will finish their seasons without having to worry about results. They can neither be relegated nor earn automatic CL qualification.

SpVgg Greuther Furth (Valar Morghulis) is assured the bundesliga title this time around.

ROE:

With 38 points so far, PSV (FunkyAV) is assured a spot in this season’s CL. He just needs a draw to seal the championship this season as his point difference is the biggest in the league virtually assuring him the title in case of a draw.

This is another extremely tight league when it comes to relegation. The last 8 managers are separated by a mere 4 points. Any of these 8 managers who manage to win both their remaining fixtures, should avoid relegation.

Almost everyone in this league has something to fight for – avoid relegation, get a Europa league, or a CL spot. Exciting times for sure.

Ligue 1:

Nothing has been decided yet and everything is still up for grabs! This is seeming to be the most exciting league down the stretch and these final two gameweeks will be crucial for all mangers! It looks like up to 6 managers have a shot at the title (though some have better chances than others) and up to 8 managers could be competing for CL spots. Meanwhile, up to seven managers could be in the relegation fight (though some are much more likely to escape than others).

Montepellier is in the most dire situation. Sitting at the bottom of the league with 13 points, they will need to win both their remaining games and hope that all three of Nice (Lateriser), Bastia (Beavis), and Marseille (Fratboy), who are on 19 points, fail to collect a single point from their remaining games. Otherwise, Gervinho’s Forehead and his team will be relegated.

Ligue 1 Review GW16 – Shipstontrev

RENNES (Sarnab Wazza) 87 beat NICE (Lateriser) 69

This all-India clash proved more successful than their cricket team in this high scoring match. Sarnab continued her recent excellent form with this 18 point win. Her DGW Sunderland picks of Sess(C), Cuellar and Fletcher, plus good points from Michu, Cameron and Begovic gave her the highest score of the week in Ligue 1, and put her well into the top 4.5k in the FPL  overall standings and 3rd in Ligue 1. Lateriser took a 4 point hit, and despite having Sess (C), Michu, Clyne and Begovic he was unable to bridge the gap. Having Rafael on his bench didn’t help matters, but LR is still in the top 3.6k in FPL.

LYON (FC Borcelona) 80 beat NANCY (Coldplay) 61

FCB moved into 2nd place in Ligue 1 and into the Champions League mix with this 19 point win over Coldplay. Sess (C), Michu, Puncheon, Rafael, Fletcher and Begovic all scored well for him, while Coldplay only had the first three of these and left Bassong on his bench to continue his recent poor form.

MARSEILLE (Fratboy) 80 beat BASTIA (Beavis) 65

Fratboy’s team name is “Pleased to Michu”, but he didn’t need the points from the Swansea man as Sess(C), Cuellar, Puncheon, Rafael, Fletcher and Begovic brought him a comfortable victory over Beavis, who is now staring relegation in the face. Ironically Beavis had Michu in his team to go with Sess(C) and Begovic, but he he must be kicking himself for benching both Rafael and Ryan Nelsen.

LILLE (In Like Flynn) 78 beat TOULOUSE (Heco87) 47

In a week when all the previous week’s top three lost, this has to be one the shock results of the season, as Heco87 suffered an astonishing 31 point defeat to fall to 5th the the Ligue 1 standings. Sess (C), Michu, Clyne and Gibbs were his top scorers, while Heco87 could only get good points from Michu, Begovic and Cazorla (C), as 6 of his players got just 10 points between them.

PSG (Super Zlatan) 77 beat VALENCIENNES (Bazzinga!) 62

SZ’s good form continued with this success, which could have been greater had he not benched Clyne. All the same, Sess(C), Cuellar, Michu and Mata contributed useful points, whilst Bazzinga! suffered from giving the armband to Defoe at Everton and benching Cameron, so the points from Michu, Rafael, Mata and Begovic were not enough.

MONTPELLIER (Gervinho’s Forehead) 75 beat BREST (Shipstontrev) 68

GF overturned the form book big time as 20th place beat 1st place in this surprise result. Michu(C), Cuellar, Cameron and the Autosubbed Ryan Nelsen did the business for him, whilst Shipstontrev took a 4 point hit due to the malingering sicknote that is Theo Walcott, which meant that the scores of Michu(C), Cuellar, Puncheon and Begovic were not enough. Shipstontrev is now looking over his shoulder as the pack closes in at the top of the leader board, while GF has some hope in his fight against relegation.

TROYES (kaz) 75 beat EVIAN (King Eric) 71

Another tie that went against league positions, as kaz gained a narrow victory against his American opponent. The Sunderland DGW trio of Sess(C), Cuellar and Fletcher, combined with Michu and Mata gained him the win. Captain Hindsight would say that King Eric’s selection of RVP (C) was a mistake, as he had Michu, Cuellar Mata and Cameron in his team, but what does he know?

SOCHAUX (Chazza) 70 beat LORIENT (Dr. Ennet) 67

Dr. Ennet’s Champions League prospects took a knock with this loss, and he will feel this was a match he could have won. Chazza’s points came from RVP(C), Michu, Cuellar and Cameron, while the Swede took a 4 point hit and had Sess(C), Michu, Puncheon and Mata, but left Nelsen’s 9 points on his bench.

REIMS (Mahfreems) 67 beat AJACCIO (Ms.Red19) 66

Just one point in this game,  and another match that could have gone the other way if certain players had not been benched. Palace fan Mahfreems had Sess(C), Michu, Clyne, Begovic and benched Rafael, while Ireland’s Ms.Red19 had Michu(C), Cuellar and Mata but she benched both Clyne and Begovic.

ST. ETIENNE (Chrissy Waddle) 58 beat BORDEAUX (Ryan) 57

The lowest-scoring match this week also saw a one point winning margin, as another high flyer was downed. Chrissy’s punt on Berbatov (C) failed, so he only got decent scores from Michu, Puncheon and Begovic. Even though he benched Clyne, he sneaked the win somehow. Kiwi Ryan had a nightmare almost as bad as the All Blacks, with RVP(C), Michu, Cameron and Begovic contributing nearly 70% of his points, to give him a few worries over Champions League qualification.

 

 

Registration is Open!!!

We’re happy to announce that registration for season 2 of the leagues (which start gw 20) is now open! All current managers will maintain their spots besides the 18 relegated managers (3 relegated teams x 6 leagues). Therefore there will be 18 available spots that applicants will be competing for.

As a reminder, league rules including tie-breakers can be found here.

Criteria for Team Selection:  

1) Contribution to past UEFA events and positive participation in past UEFA events

2) popularity/reputation of managers on the forum

3) highest fpl rank of manager (within last 5 seasons)

Each of these criteria will be judged objectively by the council and the ultimate decision rests with them. *Please note that criteria 1 and 2 have more weight than criteria 3 which will serve mainly as a tiebreaker of sorts.

Timeline:
December 10: Applications Open
December 19: Applications Close
December 26 (or sooner): accepted managers and their leagues are announced
December 29: Round 1 of matches begins

The application can be found here.

Ligue 1 Review GW12

SOCHAUX (Chazza) 68 beat AJACCIO (Ms Red19) 46

A really good week for Chazza, scoring the highest total of the week to win by 22 points. Tevez, Cazorla, Sterling, and Bale all contributed to Chazza’s total, which could have been greater had he captained any of those players instead of Fellaini, and if he had not benched Michu. Ireland’s Ms. Red19 also had Tevez and Cazorla, but she was one of the many to suffer from having RVP(C). She also took a 4 point hit, and her climb up the Ligue 1 table was stopped in its tracks.

VALENCIENNES (!Bazzinga!) 67 beat MONTPELLIER (Gervinho’s Forehead) 49

The first of two American victories saw Bazzinga gain a comfortable win, Suarez (C), Cazorla, Sterling and Michu being his principal scorers. Bazzinga climbs to 6th in the table.
GF also had Suarez and Sterling, and also had Bale but RVP(C) summed up his luck in the competition, as this defeat took him to the bottom of the table.

EVIAN (King Eric) 66 beat ST. ETIENNE (Chrissy Waddle) 43

U.S. victory two came thanks to King Eric’s points haul from Tevez, Cazorla, Michu and unusually Carlos Cuellar. Chrissy had Cazorla, Bale and Ba. This result moves The King up to 7th and into the Europa League places.

RENNES (Sarnab Wazza) 64 beat PSG (Super Zlatan) 48

Sarnab continued her recent good form with this victory over SZ. The Indian had Cazorla, Sterling, Michu, Bale and Ba, offsetting her choice of Fellaini as captain. SZ had a week to forget, as although he had Tevez, Michu and Bale, he also benched Sterling and had Brede Hangeland sent off.

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