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ISSUE 103: PRE-SEASON IS HERE!
Stewart Miller
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    VINCENZO COCCOTTI NAMED CAPTAIN
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    ENTERPRISING TRADER
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    SQUAD CHANGES
    Mike Parnaby
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    NED LOGAN RETIRES
    Brian Beerman
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    THE CASE FOR THE DEFENCE
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    THE CASE FOR LEAGUE RECONSTRUCTION
    Stewart Miller
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    RICK DECKARD TRADED TO DYNAMO
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    NEW MANAGER
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SEASON 39 AWARDS
Origin: Division 1
AwardWinnerPrize
Press Writers AwardDavid King150k
Press Runner UpBrian Beerman100k
Press Third UpJohn Malone50k
Most Improved TeamBallingry United
Most Enterprising TraderDavid King
Best Home KitTorpedo Belgrano50k
Best Away KitIrn Bru Allstars50k
Team You Most Like To BeatTorpedo Belgrano
Best Named RosterOrpington Inkspots
Golden BootBas Dost (USL)50k
Silver BootMikhail Agranovich (CPR)35k
Bronze BootKenneth McKay (THA)25k
Golden GlovesSeocan MacAoidh (IBA)50k
MOM of the YearRonald Fisher (CPR)50k
Hardman of the YearShaun Maloney (AFC)50k
Young BootAlan Devonshire (THA)25k
Young GlovesLeyton (IAC)25k
Young MOM of the YearGros Manseng (MVV)25k
Young PlaymakerBen Feshie (TOR)25k
PlaymakerGlen Teallach (TOR)50k
Origin: Division 2
AwardWinnerPrize
Press Writers AwardPaul Roseblade150k
Press Runner UpRichard Burnett100k
Press Third UpDavid Laird50k
Most Improved TeamBirmingham F.C.
Most Enterprising TraderDerek Purvis
Best Home KitWeymouth Black Death50k
Best Away KitF.C. Barcayrlona50k
Team You Most Like To BeatKaisayr
Best Named RosterSpartak Rangers
Golden BootAmari Cooper (INB)50k
Silver BootGareth December (WEY)35k
Bronze BootCharlie George (ATC)25k
Golden GlovesKelly Slater (RUF)50k
MOM of the YearEden Hazard (ATC)50k
Hardman of the YearC Menzies (ACU)50k
Young BootKhal Drogo (BIR)25k
Young GlovesJasper van Ruijvan (GUF)25k
Young MOM of the YearJasper van Ruijvan (GUF)25k
Young PlaymakerKhal Drogo (BIR)25k
PlaymakerRadich Nikoladze (BIR)50k
Origin: Division 3
AwardWinnerPrize
Press Writers AwardMike Parnaby150k
Press Runner UpJonathan Miles100k
Press Third UpMatt Cooper50k
Most Improved TeamTartessos A.C.
Most Enterprising TraderJonathan Miles
Best Home KitMissouri Legal Beagles50k
Best Away KitHuascaran Heights50k
Team You Most Like To BeatTartessos A.C.
Best Named RosterCalcydonian F.C.
Golden BootMarshawn Lynch (HAM)50k
Silver BootVlada Stosic (TAR)35k
Bronze BootRube Berr (REA)25k
Golden GlovesMichael Kohlhaas (HAM)50k
MOM of the YearDavi (CAT)50k
Hardman of the YearDamon Johnson (REA)50k
Young BootJon Gruden (HAM)25k
Young GlovesJon Gruden (HAM) (HAM)25k
Young MOM of the YearCoopers Hill (WBA)25k
Young PlaymakerFrank Giday (CAL)25k
PlaymakerMorton Anderson (HAM)50k
Evolution: Division 1
AwardWinnerPrize
Press Writers AwardStewart Miller150k
Press Runner UpColin Scott100k
Press Third UpRoy Rolsten50k
Most Improved TeamF.C. Glasgow
Most Enterprising TraderStewart Miller
Best Home KitSt Pauli Pirates50k
Best Away KitSt Pauli Pirates50k
Team You Most Like To BeatTeddybears F.C.
Best Named RosterAsteria Kromatos
Golden BootAziz Bouhaddouz (SPP)50k
Silver BootAndy Cole (NEI)35k
Bronze BootPeter Lovenkrands (TED)25k
Golden GlovesIgot Hans (WCR)50k
MOM of the YearMuller (FCG)50k
Hardman of the YearJoey Barton (WCR)50k
Young BootXurxo (SSK)25k
Young GlovesJohn T. Hall (SPT)25k
Young MOM of the YearStuart Munro (TED)25k
Young PlaymakerAl Trapone (GTH)25k
PlaymakerWaldemar Sobota (SPP)50k
Evolution: Division 2
AwardWinnerPrize
Press Writers AwardEllis Simpson150k
Press Runner UpChris McDougall100k
Press Third UpAndy Shaw50k
Most Improved TeamColorado Rage
Most Enterprising TraderJose Augusto
Best Home KitAdelaidonians F.C.50k
Best Away KitChelsea Old Boys50k
Team You Most Like To BeatFulham Town
Best Named RosterLeicester Foxes
Golden BootAndre Gomes (LEI)50k
Silver BootLuis Suarez (LEI)35k
Bronze BootJames Maddison (ORA)25k
Golden GlovesKyle Evans (COR)50k
MOM of the YearJames Maddison (ORA)50k
Hardman of the YearKyle Evans (COR)50k
Young BootMikey Balvenie (FUL)25k
Young GlovesMikey Balvenie (FUL) (FUL)25k
Young MOM of the YearMikey Balvenie (FUL)25k
Young PlaymakerAron Nimzowitsch (ELA)25k
PlaymakerArda Turan (LEI)50k
Other Awards
AwardWinnerPrize
Prediction League WinnerColin Scott (SPT) - 61pts3 CPs
Prediction League Runner UpBrian Beerman (OLD) - 60pts2 CPs
Prediction League Third PlaceEllis Simpson (ELA) - 54pts1 CP
Prediction League 4thSteve Allan (AFC) - 53pts
Prediction League 5thMike Parnaby (HUA) - 51pts
Origin Cup RunnerUpBallingry United2 CPs
Origin Cup WinnerInbhir Narainn4 CPs
Origin Cup Semi FinalistOld Colony F.C.1 CP
Origin Cup Semi FinalistSpartak Rangers1 CP
Evolution Cup WinnerTeddybears F.C.4 CPs
Evolution Cup RunnerUpSparta Partick2 CPs
Evolution Cup Semi FinalistNewkie Illuminati1 CP
Evolution Cup Semi FinalistTayside Tigers1 CPs
The Manager Cup WinnerUnsporting Lisbon5 CPs
The Manager Cup RunnerUpTeddybears F.C.3 CPs
The Manager Cup Semi FinalistSparta Partick2 CPs
The Manager Cup Semi FinalistOld Colony F.C.2 CPs
The Manager Cup Quarter FinalistTartessos A.C.1 CP
The Manager Cup Quarter FinalistSparta Sorukoviso1 CP
The Manager Cup Quarter FinalistF.C. Glasgow1 CP
The Manager Cup Quarter FinalistSpartak Rangers1 CP
END OF AWARDS
  • Golden BootGLSSHAPPs
  • Golden GlovesRATAPPs
  • Man Of The MatchMOMsAPPs
  • PlaymakerASSKPAPPs
TRANSFER MARKET
Season 40 Trades: 5
Patrick Roy 5/19 GK - endorsed with 'Athletic' Special Ability, cash in return [Sparta Sorukoviso]
Jonny Ransome 5/14 SW - All offers considered [Weymouth Black Death]
Stefan Klos 8/9 GK - 10K [Teddybears F.C.]
Three Degrees 2/17 MF - Cash and/or CP [Warley Bromwich Albion]
Gelson Martins 6/18 MA - Awesome Swansong potential. Player swaps considered. [Unsporting Lisbon]
William Connor 5/19 WG - Cash or swap for DF [Inbhir Narainn]
For Sale: CP available @ 75k each [Dynamo City]
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WHO NEEDS WHAT?
  • Inbhir Narainn Need:

    To get to grips with the new game ASAP.

     
  • Torpedo Belgrano Need:

    When you have Coach Malone you need nothing else.

     
  • Irn Bru Allstars Need:

     
  • Sparta Sorukoviso Need:

    Grit - for our players, and Scotch for the Gaffer - Single Malt please!

     
  • Ballingry United Need:

    Time, patience, structure, planning, luck, understanding, alcohol, inspiration, creativity, molasses, dedication, fresh fruit, loose women, religion, concentration, technique, warm underwear

     
  • Huascaran Heights Need:

    We need a creative fund raiser to ensure the financial situation is always better than 'okay'!

     
LATEST POLLS
 Poll Title  Initiator  Returned  Closing Date 
 Hidden Special Abilities  Adam Meney  37  2018-04-08 15:59:05 
 League Reconstruction  Stewart Miller  16  2018-08-18 13:53:46 
 League Reconstruction 
 Should the Origin and Evolution leagues be merged into one league?  
   NO 
   YES 
  
  
DEBATES
 Topic   Initiator   Replies  
 Multi Position Players  James White  8 
 MVP Awards  Jon Love  5 
 Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player  Brian Beerman  4 
 Future Special Abilitites  Adam Meney  39 
 MVP Awards
Brian Beerman - May 10th 2018 18:15

I agree - no need to make a change to the MVP code. (See David King's for more details)

David King - May 9th 2018 11:37

The first few MVPs are the best. Most teams can normally expect two in a season whether by design or accident.

The latter rewards are 25k. Cash is always nice to get but the teams winning these MVPs are probably doing pretty we!l all round.

At season end and into pre-seas.......................

Steve Allan - May 9th 2018 6:39

Jon,

I get what you are saying and i agree that better teams do get more incentives (extra gate receipts from bonuses too) but i don't think the MVP's need to be touched. Plus i would imagine it would be a complete nightmare to code what you suggest.

Bill Ramsay - May 8th 2018 7:59
I think that the sliding scale of rewards for MVPs takes care of this balance alongside league status. By MVP number 4 the reward is average. If you have such a poor team that you cannot achieve an MVP in the league you are in then relegation and rebuilding should allow you this chance next season. .......................
Jon Love - May 8th 2018 7:01

This may have been discussed before but it seems to me that the best teams with the most levels will generally be awarded the most MVP's, aking them wealthier with more CP's with which to give them more levels, a self perpetuating phenomena. The teams who need the MVP awards are those .......................

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MATCH COMMENTS
Match 1 Comments
Match 1
Old Colony F.C. v Unsporting Lisbon 
OLD's superior numbers here make it a foregone conclusion but we'll do our best.
We have a .1 advantage in T11 and T16. I would hardly call that superior numbers.
Stop trying to ruin our under-dog status! :-)
Forget it. My mistake. Our Swansong has given us the larger numbers again.
USL's superior numbers here make it a foregone conclusion but we'll do our best.
P.S. Nice uses of your Swansong this season, David.
Thanks.
Good luck.
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Match 2 Comments
Match 2
Ballingry United v Unsporting Lisbon 
It's my birthday. Let me win!
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