FFS UEFA Rest of Europe – The Story So Far, and what’s next?

It’s fair to say it’s been an interesting FPL season so far. Injuries, hits and wildcards have been plentiful as managers struggle to deal with the breaks. But what has all this meant for the FFS UEFA leagues. Let’s take a look at the Rest of Europe in brief. Continue reading

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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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Return of the Leagues!

The FFS Council is proud to announce that we will be bringing back the leagues for their third installment. If you want to skip the article, and go the registration form, click here -:  League Registration Form or else read on.

Brace Yourselves, Season 3 is Coming

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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.

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.

Volunteers Required

We need a few people who can help us out with these awards. You have to cover a league (20 teams), and from there pick out the winners of these awards. You aren’t required to do any write ups, just create a list of winners of these awards in your league each week, and send it to JKisthe/TW by Monday/Tuesday each gameweek.

Hall Of Fame awards we can consider -:
Salma Hayek Overnight – Best Matchday Score

Patrice Suarez
– Lowest Matchday Score

Bonus Maestro – Highest Bonus Points (Captain’s Bonus points doubled) in a Matchday

Dalglish Differential – Worst Matchday team selection during the Group Stages (most points on the bench)

Gary Carrag-mole
– GARY (Caldwell) CARRAG(her)-(Catter)MOLE = Most negative points (own goals, cards, goals conceded,penalties missed including negative Captain points doubled) in a Matchday

Ultimate Humiliator
– Biggest Margin of Victory

This one is judged by the UEFA Pressers Committee  which currently needs two more members (if interested TW can give you more details)-:

JOSE MOURINHO RUMOR MADNESS = Manager with the best pre/post-matchday press conference/rumor reports/team news over a two gw period.

 

We are short on a quite a few people for a League Reviews and Order of Valour Awards awards , so if interested please mail us at ffsuefa@gmail.com depending on how you feel you can help out.

So far we have the following coverage for these two features:

La Liga – Both League Reviews and Order of Valor

Bundesliga – Order of Valor

Ligue 1 – League Reviews

ROE – nothing

Serie A – nothing

EPL – nothing

Please sign up to help if you want to ensure that your league will have coverage for league reviews and Order of Valor. Otherwise your league will miss out on these fun and popular features while other leagues will get to enjoy them.

 

*Note from TW:

  • Order of Valor and HOF Awards will both be done weekly
  • the Presser/team news award will be done every other week with the first one awarded after gw 5
  • League Reviews will be done after gw’s 4, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19 with the ones towards the end of the season shorter and more focused on the results that effect relegation, CL spots and league champion
  • Once you sign up for a role JK or I will contact you to let you know more details about it. If you are just interested we can give you more details about the role(s) you are interested in so you can make a decision.