RE: New league structure
Aug 09, 2001 08:05 PDT
I agree that we don't want too few games. As long as the rules are clear
up front thats all that really matter. Losing players mid-season is a
pain as generally the other good players are already taken.
Losing Super Kev & Becks didn't hold me back that much last year. But I
have a feeling Super K will be scoring for fun this year, 35-40 goals,
so he is going to be one to have.
Paul Roberts wrote:
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From: John Nichol [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: RE: New league structure
were you involved in sorting out the Scottish Premier league structure
last season :-).
Oh, this is FAR better than that ...!
| ||The potential problems I see with your approach are to do with the|
number of teams given players can be in. Having lost out badly in the
past in the start of season draw to see who can keep players I think the
problem would come if we then needed to re-jig teams mid-season. It
seems wrong to break up a winning team mid-season due to league
restructuring, the alternative though is that a player could be in every
side in the champions league.
Yes, I agree this is a potential problem. I know you and Emma have been
unfortunate in the draw - still, it could be that it's your turn to be
If there were 3 groups of 10 teams I would allow 3 teams in each group
have the same player. If that later became 2 divisions, one of 16 and
14, I'd probably allow 5 in one and 4 in the other to give greater
flexibility. In theory it could be that all the teams who have one
particular player end up in the Champions' League but I suspect that in
practice that won't be the case.
In any case, I actually don't think it's a bad thing that teams lose
players - in the long term it means that the most popular players get
I think one thing I may do is allow a mid-season transfer window where
could make three changes the way they do in the close season - so that
be seen as compensation for losing a player.
| ||Also I am in the Premier league already, why would I want to lose my|
status. I qualified for the champions league on merit last season, is
this an attempt to let relegated dirty mag teams have a second chance?
No, it's an attempt to let relegated organisers' teams have a second
It's actually just been prompted by the number of teams I've got this
I don't want to have a league season of just 26 games or even less. This
it's more flexible and it keeps interest alive for more teams for