Jun 1, 2011, 5:32 PM
I've just played my first season and done a lot better than I thought I would!
I also helped my mum pick her teams in a works league. They had 9 leagues - PL, C, L1, L2, CP, SP, S1, S2 & S3 and had to pick 1 team from each league. However, they had points assigned to them from the previous season. e.g. this season Man Utd will be 40, Chelsea 39 and so on. You had a total of 275 points so had to balance you teams. Some high, some low. Newly promoted teams like Leeds and Newport offered good value at about 19 points last season. The points scoring was simple, you added the goal scored to the points. So if you team drew 3-3 on a Saturday you earnt 4 points!
Have a look at the link and see the information. https://sites.google.com/...bwpremierleague/home Latest League Table and Who Chose Who are the main pages of importance. I am not suggesting changing this to 'Pro Clubs' but could this work with the current league we use? - She called her team GranCan Utd for any of you that do have a look - she even split the winnings with me!!!!
Also, how about a knock out cup? On set dates teams play each other. The team with the highest points on that week go through. A set draw is easiest so you know who you play when you go through. Also, pick the correct number of cup dates at the beginning of the season. Possibly avoid Dec and Jan due to postponements. e.g. 1st w/e in Sept - Round 1, 1st w/e in Oct - Round 2.
How about a 'League Cup' as well. Like the manager of the month but the bottom 1/8 get knocked out at the end of September. So 40 entries - 5 get knocked out. Scores get reset in October and the bottom 5 are knocked out at the end of October. Competition runs in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar & Apr. This leaves 5 in April to compete for the 'League Cup'.
A few thoughts here! Hope you all understand, if not feel free to ask any questions!