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Peter Babcock
Gauteng Golden Dragons


 
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Team Record
81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
Wednesday April 10th, 2013 - 04:30:47 AM GMT
Wegmans

Hey Marc

Wegmans does an amazing job, drop me an email and we can discuss it

Regards

Peter 

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday March 29th, 2013 - 02:42:26 AM GMT
Wegman's

I have to admit that I am not familiar with this store.  We're from a small community, though, and even our larger cities in the midwest don't always have the largest chains that the coasts might.  Or, maybe the stores locally have a different name....

That probably didn't help you one bit!

crying

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Wednesday March 27th, 2013 - 08:32:37 PM GMT
Question for my American Friends

Do you know the stores of Wegmans?

What do you think of these stores?

My organisation, Jumbo Supermarkten (a dutch supermarket formula), has today opened a megastore which would look and feel like Wegmans.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Tuesday March 12th, 2013 - 04:49:59 AM GMT
Final Standings

First Place:  BOO
Second Place:  CI

Third Place:  GS
Fourth Place:  LPT
Fifth Place:  AK

Sixth Place:  AYR
Seventh Place:  MLB
Eighth Place:  BFC
Ninth Place: BOS
Tenth Place:  BSM
Eleventh Place: SCO
Twelfth Place:  RFT
Thirteenth Place:  ES
Fourteeth Place:  PEX
Fifteenth Place:  PRV
Sixteenth Place:  MT
Seventeenth Place:  HAS
Eighteenth Place:  GGD
Nineteenth Place:  KIN
Twentieth Place:  MP
Twenty-first Place:  BB
Twenty-second Place:  NYT
Twenty-third Place: SSG
Twenty-fourth Place:  MWW

Soon, this website will be moving to the new server.  I'll communicate in the off-season with e-mail.  Thanks for a great season, everyone.  Looking forward to the next!

smiley

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Friday March 8th, 2013 - 12:36:47 AM GMT
All hail Steve

We bow down to Steve's superiority, the best we could manage was a 4-1 victory over the Beagles back in match 42.

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Thursday March 7th, 2013 - 08:52:31 PM GMT
150 club

I just noticed that in the 4-0 thrashing of the Beagles, I became the 12th active and the 5th fastest of those to reach 150 wins. It has been a decent season for the Crazy Tomatoes, our best since the golden years of seasons 17 and 18 and but for some luck in the league and MSWL Cup, it could have been the best ever,

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Thursday March 7th, 2013 - 06:43:14 PM GMT
Addendum

What Phil forgot to mention is that regardless of what format the cups are played in next year, he would like to warmly congratulate his friends at BOA on winning BOTH cups this season. Muhahaha.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Thursday March 7th, 2013 - 04:54:43 AM GMT
MSWL CUP

The season has ended, and we'll be facing some changes in the near future, including moving to a new server.  I'll be posting end of the season results and awards soon, and I'll be checking with each to confirm a return to the game next season.

For next season, we are considering a swap in formats so that the AP Cup allows the teams to play out the tournament and the MSWL Cup becomes an elimination event.  If there are other change issues to discuss, please let them be known.

Thanks, everyone, for a great season.  And a special thanks to Graham for all of his work the past several seasons in making MSWL function on his server.  He does more behind the scenes than many of us know.  THANK YOU, GRAHAM!

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday March 6th, 2013 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 46:
Essex Supreme - MVP #5: 25k (dWW)
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #6: 25k (DwW)

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Wednesday March 6th, 2013 - 08:55:33 PM GMT
Last match

Well, I almost forgot the lineup tonight.

Almost...................

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 11:00:31 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 45:
British Over Achievers - MVP #6: 25k (wWw)
Boston Mythos - MVP #6: 25k (wWd)
Asteria Kromatos - MVP #6: 25k (DwW)
Ayers Rock - MVP #6: 25k (dWw)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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1 League Titles
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 08:40:42 PM GMT
etc.

Thanks, Willy. And we'll definitely consider swapping the formats of AP and MSWL Cups. And maybe other details.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 03:59:39 PM GMT
re:Sched...

No problem Phil, sounds good.   If it was for the cup I would have a problem, but any other position is not a big deal...

smiley

 
Mark Creasey
Scotland FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
289 - 121 - 234 (0.543)
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 09:15:40 AM GMT
SCO vs BSM min 19

Nice spot Brian:-

Min 19: Shinzō Abe(BSM) fouled Omar Samir in the box...
        ...Shinzō Abe is booked...
        ...Omar Samir takes the penalty...
        ...Shinzō Abe makes the save!

On Thursday Brian blogged this may be "Play of the tournament"
and I will be honest I am with John, Jay & Simon at being unclear what tourament SCO continue to play in.

Phil has clarified a team morale bonus and fair play for trying to even out the gate money for all teams.   
I keep thinking the season is over, and then I get another 24 hour lineup reminder.

Agree with John to consider a season-ending competition being a true knock-out where if you lose your tie, your season is over.

 

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 06:44:35 AM GMT
New Poll

New poll.  Crown Oli or crown Ian.  Or choose a clown prince.

smiley

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 - 06:33:51 AM GMT
Scheduling

Very true, Willy, very true.

MT should be facing ES for the 13th position, and PEX and PRV should be squaring off for fifteenth.  Since orders are already in for many teams, rather than reschedule the matches to account for the corrections, I will leave the matches as they are and adjust the morale bonus after the match depending on the result of the games.  For instance, if MT wins their matchup versus PRV, I will probably award their bonus as if they won the 13th place rather than 15.  I hope this is satisfactory.  If it is not, please let me know....

Thanks, all.

C'mon, Oli...don't let us down!

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Friday March 1st, 2013 - 10:58:08 PM GMT
Scheduling oops...

I think there's a minor mistake in the schedules/pairings.  MT beat PEX in both games but we are playing for 15th and PEX is playing for 13th place.  Not a big difference but still...

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Friday March 1st, 2013 - 06:21:38 PM GMT
Derp.

Now I see 2 matches.
But after that?

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Friday March 1st, 2013 - 06:20:32 PM GMT
Never get how postseason goes

I seriously never grasped how the game decides which teams play which after the initial round based on the draw, how many matches we play, etc.

So, I'm always hedging SL use to try to save up in case there are more matches.

Just one final match this postseason...is that right?

Jay

NYT

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Friday March 1st, 2013 - 05:44:08 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through February 28, 2013:
AK(5) AYR(5) BFC(15) BB(5) BSM(10) BOA(5) CI(10) GGD(5) LPT(5) MP(10) MLB(25) MT(5) NYT(20) RFT(25) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday March 1st, 2013 - 05:29:48 AM GMT
Finals Are Set!

So, it all comes down to CI and BOA.  Iceland and the Islander.  Oli and Ian.  Whipper and snapper.  I have no idea which is which.  Here's a breakdown of who is playing for what in the final matches.

First Place:  CI v. BOA
Third Place:  LPT v. GS
Fifth Place:  AK v. AYR
Seventh Place:  BFC v. MLB
Ninth Place:  BSM v. BOS
Eleventh Place:  RFT v. SCO
Thirteenth Place:  ES v. PEX
Fifteenth Place:  MT v. PRV
Seventeenth Place:  GGD v. HAS
Nineteenth Place:  MP v. KIN
Twenty-first Place:  NYT v. BB
Twenty-third Place:  SSG v. MWW

Happy hunting!  (If you have any questions, let me know!)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday March 1st, 2013 - 04:17:42 AM GMT
Consolation Tables

Here's the consolation tables after group play.  Each team will play the corresponding seed in the final two matches...

  W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. HAS 3 1 2 14 6 8 10
2. MP 3 1 2 12 8 4 10
3. NYT 3 1 2 4 8 -4 10
4.SSG 1 1 4 3 9 -6 4

 

  W D L GF GA GD Pts
1.GGD 6 0 0 11 0 11 18
2. KIN 3 1 2 10 3 7 10
3. BB 2 0 4 10 11 -1 6
4.MWW 0 1 5 4 21 -17 1

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Thursday February 28th, 2013 - 06:23:30 AM GMT
Blizzard, etc.

Between the ongoing computer woes on my end, and the blizzardy weather conditions, I'm going to need another day to put together the next matches.  Check this space tomorrow night...

For Ian:  I spent two days buried under a foot of snow, unable to leave the chalet.  I finally got out of the driveway this afternoon, but got stuck coming back in.  All the kings horses and all the kings men were summoned, and it involved nearly three hundred feet of chain, cable and rope.  Fortunately, the Jeep did not go in the pond.  That's all I can say about that.

 
Brian Beerman
Bay State Minutemen


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
Thursday February 28th, 2013 - 01:40:08 AM GMT
[SPOILER] SCO vs BSM

Check out the action in the 19th minute. Play of the tournament. In unrelated news, Shinzo Abe signed a 2-year contract extension this evening.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday February 27th, 2013 - 11:00:31 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 44:
Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #5: 25k (www)
Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #4: 1 CP (wWD)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Tuesday February 26th, 2013 - 05:24:08 AM GMT
Playoffs

All EL is reset to 10 and DP/suspensions are 0.

 
Peter Babcock
Gauteng Golden Dragons


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
Monday February 25th, 2013 - 02:57:30 AM GMT
Play offs

Do teams get an EL boost before the play offs ?

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday February 23rd, 2013 - 11:00:58 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 43:
Memphis Pharaohs - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wdW)
Captain Iceland - MVP #7: 25k (WwW)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday February 22nd, 2013 - 08:12:31 PM GMT
Answer

Simon, the MSWL Cup is structured so that, in the end, all teams play an equal number of matches through the competition.  This keeps revenue balanced, and results in a ranking of 1-24 for MSWL teams.  Those rankings, in turn, relate to a morale bonus to be applied to each team during the off-season and carried through the next season.

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Thursday February 21st, 2013 - 09:37:45 PM GMT
Mswl cup

Sorry, but can some one explain ow we still have matches to play, I figure that you lose on penalties to GS by the way he game was a cracker, but out is how I see it and now I see a new match we have, what round is that or is it the shield or are all of us playing a round robin two legged system? Sorry but I am struggling to understand what is happening and how minute bay are still playing, I pick on me old mucker Brian because I can!! And also because we knocked him out!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Thursday February 21st, 2013 - 05:32:26 AM GMT
Matches Ready

Matches 43 and 44 are ready to play.  Referees have been assigned and may be different than previously scheduled.  I'll try to post standings for the consolation crew tomorrow. 

Thanks, all. 

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday February 20th, 2013 - 11:00:41 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 42:
British Over Achievers - MVP #5: 25k (WdW)
Bay State Minutemen - MVP #5: 25k (wWD)
Richmond Furious Tigers - MVP #3: 1 TP (wDW)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday February 16th, 2013 - 11:00:41 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 41:
Hollywood All-Stars - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (www)
Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #4: 1 CP (WWW)

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Saturday February 16th, 2013 - 04:08:16 AM GMT
Should we switch up the cup schedule?

I may have brought this up in the past, I know this league is super-historical and I'm enjoying it a lot, but I'm wondering again if it wouldn't be better to have the competition where you play until every team has a placing at the start of the season, and have the season-ending competition be a true knock-out where if you lose your tie, your season is over.

Just a thought, there are arguments the other way as well.

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Friday February 15th, 2013 - 06:22:08 PM GMT
BFC Wave Bye Bye

Yes after defeating the mighty Bay State Minutemen in an enthralling two legged affair, Compton went from dancing around the room laugh to being all tearful following the draw crying against Gauteng Shooters in the next round, the fates once again conspired against us his said in his after dinner speech, Alon our long term foe will be too strong for the mighty BFC if only we had a BFG! we might stand a chance he said.

So its farewell from him and its fairwell from meyes, good luck to the rest of you.

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Friday February 15th, 2013 - 06:11:18 AM GMT
[SPOILER] MP? ... Hello?

Well, it looks like Allan Michael has entered the witness-protection program after dropping an apparent NMR match to Team NYT. No surprise--he has always taken his frequent losses to me pretty poorly ever since college... It's a shame really...

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Thursday February 14th, 2013 - 07:08:03 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Matches 41 & 42

The highlight of the Richmond season had to have been having Phil's heart be in his throat for the last 9 minutes of that tie.

Not a good season had we, but what a near-comeback, motivated entirely by that morale bonus... blast the penalties!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Thursday February 14th, 2013 - 05:24:46 AM GMT
Matches 41 & 42

Matches 41 and 42 are set and referees are assigned.  Play away!

cheeky

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday February 13th, 2013 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 40:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #9: 25k (wWW)
Asteria Kromatos - MVP #5: 25k (dWw)
Liverpool Tigers - MVP #7: 25k (wWD)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday February 13th, 2013 - 10:44:05 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through February 13, 2013:
AK(25) BFC(25) BB(25) BSM(25) BOS(10) BOA(10) CI(25) GGD(4) KIN(2) MP(25) MLB(25) MT(25) NYT(25) RFT(25) SCO(4) SSG(25)

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Wednesday February 13th, 2013 - 07:31:40 PM GMT
Jay's post

Who is to blame for the dull match? You played an S tactic against one of the worst teams in MSWL, SSG (my team). The chances were ours and we had to take advantage of them.

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Tuesday February 12th, 2013 - 05:02:45 AM GMT
Setting back soccer...

Wait...a nil-nil tie is considered just fine in soccer world, so I take that back. I still think the fans should demand a refund for a game with 1 shot on goal the entire 90 minutes. Jay NYT

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday February 9th, 2013 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 39:
Bay State Minutemen - MVP #4: 1 CP (dww)
Essex Supreme - MVP #4: 1 CP (Dww)

 
Leon Permentier
Barnsley Brewers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
Friday February 8th, 2013 - 10:22:28 PM GMT
Marc

Thnx! cool

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Friday February 8th, 2013 - 07:07:22 PM GMT
Leon

Happy Birthday To You

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Tuesday February 5th, 2013 - 05:28:48 AM GMT
The Cup Continues!

Matches are set.  Deadline is Saturday to give everyone time. 

Thank you for your patience.

Oh, and Shield managers should not forget that referees will be recalibrated after matches 40 and 42.

smiley

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Tuesday February 5th, 2013 - 03:08:31 AM GMT
Al's Trophy

If Al had his hands on the wheel at this time, Marc, we would probably have matches scheduled by now!

...and for that, I would give him a trophy.

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Monday February 4th, 2013 - 09:13:29 PM GMT
Re: MP Trophy

Al,

You can only get the shield, don't get overexcited about it...or have you entered a code in OLMEC software where MP always plays for the Cup in stead of shield wink

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday February 4th, 2013 - 05:33:46 AM GMT
computer outage

Gentlemen. I am terribly sorry that the computer outage continues. I had hoped to resolve the ussue thus weekend but failed. And I regret that I cannot set the matches well by cell phone. I hope to resolve things timorrow night. Thank you for your patience. Matches to run Saturday rather thn Wed.

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday February 3rd, 2013 - 10:36:51 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Trophy?

Can someone tell me where I go to pick up my MSWL Cup Trophy?

 
Brian Beerman
Bay State Minutemen


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
Sunday February 3rd, 2013 - 11:54:41 AM GMT
BFC v BSM

Simon...Let's make this a proper good match!

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Sunday February 3rd, 2013 - 01:14:42 AM GMT
Group Stages

No probs with the group stages, it would be great to get that procedure on the wiki rules though for clarity purposes :)

Using Phil's "NBA Playoff" group stage format we have:

MP 6 -6
GGD 6 -8
KI 5
SSG 4
NYT 3 -5
MWW 3 -16
BB 2
HAS 1

GROUP G
MP
SSG
NYT
HAS

Group H
GGD
KI
BB
MWW

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Sunday February 3rd, 2013 - 01:11:22 AM GMT
BFC BAR

I've included Barcelona as "BAR" forgetting the proper abbreviation because of those bloody Barnsley Brewers making "BAR" an abbreviation which ain't crystal clear!

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Saturday February 2nd, 2013 - 07:32:25 PM GMT
BFC

BFC don't appear to be in the group stages up we were runners up in our group? Any thoughts?

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday February 2nd, 2013 - 05:52:02 AM GMT
Shield

What I have done in the past (over Ian's objections, we can change for the sake of change), is rank the teams one through eight based upon point totals from their groups.  One group then has teams !, 4, 5, and 8, and the other group has 2,3, 6, and 7. 

Anyone's thoughts are welcome here.

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
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Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Saturday February 2nd, 2013 - 04:56:36 AM GMT
No probs & Shield

Also, considering I gleaned 7 points in 3 matches to sneak out of the Shield, is there any rhyme or reason to the groups? The wiki isn't very clear.

One cool way to do it is figure out the two third placed teams and place them in group G and H respectively, take the fourth placed team from those groups and put them in the opposite group, and then put the remaining teams in group G or H by group draw.

So the groups would look like this:

GROUP G
3B - MP
4C - BB (because SSG are in group H)
4A - GGD (4th placed teams left are A,D,E,F so A,D > G, E,F > H)
4D - HAS

GROUP H
4B - NYT (because MP are in group G)
3C - SSG
4E - KI
4F - MWW

Note I don't care, just a suggestion, I took a practice bar exam today and my brain is wonked, and this is helping me decompress.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday February 2nd, 2013 - 04:47:22 AM GMT
Thx

Thnks, John! I'll try to put matches up tomorrow...

 
John Holden
Richmond Furious Tigers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
Saturday February 2nd, 2013 - 03:30:10 AM GMT
Sweet 16

Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final 4 Final Final 4 Elite 8 Sweet 16
GS vs
PEJ
      AK vs
BOS
BSM vs
BAR
      LPT vs
PRV
   
CI vs
MT
    ES vs
BOA
AYR vs
SCO
  MLB vs
RFT
Here's the knockout table - look it over to see if I messed up. MWW, KI, HAS, BB, NYT, GGD, MP and SSG are all playing for the shield!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday February 1st, 2013 - 05:02:52 AM GMT
advisory

I'm going to need the weekend to get things taken care of withLet's my hardware. Let's plan on matches being posted on Saturday and we'll schedule them to run on Wednesday at the usual time. In the meantime, if someone wanted to save me a few minutes you could put together the pairings.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Thursday January 31st, 2013 - 04:54:40 PM GMT
[SPOILER] nmr and group of death!

Sorry about the nmr... we just moved from Connecticut to Indiana and had a lot of troubles with the truck...

And back to which is the "group of death", Group A has a 4th place team with 6 points!  That would be enough to qualify in any other group... that to me calls for the group of death...

laugh

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday January 30th, 2013 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 38:
Richmond Furious Tigers - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WDW)

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Wednesday January 30th, 2013 - 07:10:11 PM GMT
Final group stage match

We are looking forward to the last group stage match as we are not going to proceed in the top flight this season. With our current squad we are not capable of getting huge upsets.

Here ar SSG we are looking forward to the next season. We hope to add some quality players to the squad in order to get a better side during the offseason. Help from other managers is appreciated.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday January 30th, 2013 - 04:42:30 PM GMT
Wiki

Thanks to Adam Meney and Al Sellers.  The MSWL Wiki pages are operational again.  Those will be updated in the upcoming offseason, btw, and anyone interested in participating in that project is welcome to join the team.  Let me know.

Again, there will be a brief delay in getting the next rounds scheduled while I upgrade my computer and address it's current complaints.  I am hopeful that the delay will be only a day or so and that matches will be posted forthwith.  If there is no substantial delay (say, beyond 24 hours) expect matches to run on Saturday at the usual time.  If there is a substantial delay, we may do the odd Sunday start instead. 

THANK YOU!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday January 30th, 2013 - 05:32:22 AM GMT
advisory

Followong today's match there will be. brief pause prior to the elimination rounds of the MSWL CUP. I need to replace my hard drive. For those of you looking for the wiki rules, they have been restored on THE MANAGER site. The MSWL page still shows sos. Hopefully the delay will be short!

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Tuesday January 29th, 2013 - 10:08:22 AM GMT
Superbowl

I was wondering if any of the managers here is a fan of the teams that got to the superbowl this year.  I follow Atlanta and was gutted that they did not make it there.  I watched the game on the internet and will do the same for the superbowl. 

Maybe the question is to the NFL fans, how will the final be ?

and to my UK and Netherland friends.  Icesave: The verdict is in, Iceland does not have to pay.  Sorry.

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Sunday January 27th, 2013 - 03:18:14 AM GMT
[SPOILER] BSM @ NYT...

What an intriguing match this one was.

Somehow Team NYT gave up a goal in the first minute, making the remaining 89 an uphill battle. But we battled and kept it close for a while. Then we lost a DF to a ridiculous red card and eventually had to put on the fofensive pressure as time ran short. That opened the field for BSM and we just couldn't overcome the bad early breaks.

Final: BSM 3 NYT 1.

[Sad trombone]

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Saturday January 26th, 2013 - 11:33:39 PM GMT
Rules

I was looking for the MSWL Cup bracketology to see who we are likely to beat up next, when I spotted that MSWL and The Manager have been edited out of the rules wiki. I also spotted that the Olmec Cup will probably be the SOS Cup, which also doesn't involve us. Has anyone got a link for our rules? I'm often on my phone or iPad so don't have a copy at hand.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday January 26th, 2013 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 37:
Boston Mythos - MVP #5: 25k (WwD)
Asteria Kromatos - MVP #4: 1 CP (WwD)
Liverpool Tigers - MVP #6: 25k (www)
Captain Iceland - MVP #6: 25k (dWW)

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Friday January 25th, 2013 - 09:55:16 PM GMT
BFC Upbeat

Not sure how but BFC after being relegated from division 1 have secured a place in the next Round of the Cup, incredible I hear you say, yes we are upbeat and still smarting at James Tucker at Liverpool who denied us a MVP, we haven't had many this season James so please remember that when we next meet!!

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Friday January 25th, 2013 - 08:34:00 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Jay's World...Where it's NOT party time nor is it EXCELLENT!

After injuring one of my players and, presumably, bringing his own refs that saw my Gk red-carded...

J...

P...

W...

has the gall to say "NYT dominated"?!?!?!?!?

Another classic MP nil-nil draw.

Had we been given the PK we should have (and scored) then I could have said "Justice was done"...but not today...

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Friday January 25th, 2013 - 04:59:23 AM GMT
SPOILER...still? MP @ NYT clash

A nil-nil draw. How disappointing--especially as Al's dirty play left him a man down for much of the match, and he had to make a goalie switch when his starting GK got tossed.

I got shots...they just didn't cross the plane. Otherwise, Team NYT absolutely dominated those tired ol' Pharoahs...

It. Ain't. Right.

Jay, your good pal at Team NYT

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday January 23rd, 2013 - 11:00:29 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 36:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #8: 25k (wwW)
Ayers Rock - MVP #5: 25k (wWw)
Scotland FC - MVP #4: 1 CP (Dww)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Sunday January 20th, 2013 - 01:57:52 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through January 19, 2012:
AK(10) BFC(7) BSM(5) BOS(10) CI(25) GGD(5) GS(2) LPT(2) MP(2) MLB(25) MT(25) NYT(25) SCO(5)

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Thursday January 17th, 2013 - 02:25:49 AM GMT
How old am I ?

I am so old it is hard to read about the 3rd placed teams in the standings.  Are others having similar problems ?

oh well at least I am in first place, so.... :D

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday January 16th, 2013 - 11:00:31 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 34:
Liverpool Tigers - MVP #5: 25k (WDW)
Captain Iceland - MVP #5: 25k (Www)
Pehuajo Expos - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wdW)

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Tuesday January 15th, 2013 - 07:48:55 PM GMT
Tp

I would take a load of your hands Jay, I did put out a note saying BFC were looking for Tp, but no offers came in, we thank Alon Altie for selling us some because Van Persie and Ramirez really need to be coached higher, but the transfer deadline came and has now shut the door on deals, so sorry Jay.

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Tuesday January 15th, 2013 - 07:39:20 AM GMT
Selling TP

I'd wait till July if I were you, Jay

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Tuesday January 15th, 2013 - 03:11:14 AM GMT
NYT trying to sell TP

Why can't I get an offer?

Is this the wrong time of the season/postseason?

Heck of a blog entry. Probably not gonna get much press K for this one.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Monday January 14th, 2013 - 03:55:26 PM GMT
re:Lucky

I still think GGD got lucky, even with more shot chances you have on FW SL 22 shooting against a GK SL 33 while Rob had 2 FWs and one WG that had more SL than GGD's GK...

I have been outshot in my last 4 matches but my good GK kept all 4 matches @ 0-0...  (same SL as BOS GK...)

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Monday January 14th, 2013 - 07:52:41 AM GMT
Lucky?

6.3 vs 4.3 shot chance, Willy, so hardly lucky. It looks like there was a mistake in the orders because the 3rd DF should have marked Loki. Yes, Rob, 0 DEF from DF but 1.5 x SL from SW and 0.75 x SL from 5 MF playing aggressive.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday January 14th, 2013 - 04:01:34 AM GMT
MT

Just for the record, Willy, that wouldn't be much fun.

crying

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Monday January 14th, 2013 - 02:47:04 AM GMT
re:...

GGD just got lucky, mark an SL 32 when you have also a 31 is a waste of DF...   And they get the win from a goal scored by an SL17 MF against your SL 33 GK...???

If for fun we replayed that match 10 times you win 9 of them Rob...

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 05:58:34 PM GMT
Marking

Peter

 

Does that mean you were willing to have 0 DEF?

 
Peter Babcock
Gauteng Golden Dragons


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 05:11:09 PM GMT
Marking

And I still got it wrong. One player was entered twice and no one marked Loki

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 03:15:02 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Marking

Willy,

If you want to see a total clinic in Marking, check out what GGD did to BOS in our match.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 02:33:24 PM GMT
Marking

Lesson learned.  So basically the second player that was marking only was good for 3 SL off the fwd whilst taking 16 SL off our defense... not a good idea...  

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 05:08:36 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through January 12, 2013:
AK(2) BB(2) BSM(2) BOS(10) BOA(10) CI(5) ES(5) MLB(25) MT(15) NYT(2) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 04:55:16 AM GMT
Marking

To clarify, Willy, when a player plays aggressively, he will "fight marking" by maintaining at least 50% of his effective SL when subjected to marking.  So the 35 SL FW becomes a 43 effective SL FW, and cannot be marked below 50%.  So he plays at 22 marking SL.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 04:37:43 AM GMT
Answer

Let's see if I recall this without going to the rule book...(I expect Steve to weigh in here shortly). 

A player can never be marked beyond 25% of his SL.  So the SL 35 is going to play at 8 or 9 regardless of what you put against him. Still, that's lower than the SL 12's lined up around him.  However, a player playing aggressive cannot be marked below 50% of his SL.  That's where you hit your reef.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 03:19:48 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Marking error?

Following our (limited) knowledge of the marking strategy we were determined to stop GS and we would just mark GS's superstar Rum (SL 35) .

I know, they would still have one 35 SL wing, but in our experience wings don't get too many shots and they do not score as much.

The problem with marking this FW is that the next candidates for taking shots on goal around him are all like SL 12...

So if we were going to mark this guy we needed to lower his Mk SL to less than 12.  I knew that he was going to play aggressive so his Eff SL was going to be 43.  So we set 2 defenders to mark him!  (SL's 19 and 16 = 35)  So I thought that Rum's Mk SL would be 43 - 35 = 8

I started watching the game and Rum got some shots!  Then the summary says his Mk SL was 21.  Where does that number come from???

We got lucky that the game still ended 0-0 but I need to learn where I was wrong here...  :)

Then on our end we have Luis Suarez with SL 31 not get any shots while Recoba SL 23 gets 4 shots... (really?)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 03:00:33 AM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 33:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #7: 25k (DwW)
Ayers Rock - MVP #4: 1 CP (WwW)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - 02:49:30 AM GMT
Matches Set

Matches set.  DP reset.  All lineups are in.  Matches will run at the top of the hour.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday January 12th, 2013 - 08:44:37 PM GMT
Match Delay

Okay, matches pushed back to midnight CST to accommodate DP reset.  That's a seven hour delay.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday January 12th, 2013 - 08:40:16 PM GMT
DP reset

I still have six teams to update, which doesn't take too long, but I'm taking Micki to a basketball game (she has her cheerleader outfit on).  I'm pushing the deadline back seven hours to allow time to finish the update tonight.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Saturday January 12th, 2013 - 07:52:44 PM GMT
Ouch

I'll admit it Phil, that was a good one...

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday January 12th, 2013 - 07:19:34 PM GMT
BOA Update

Just noticing that VAN SPEAKERS has not logged a single minute of playing time for BOA.  Could it be that Ian has finally recognized the foolishness behind this purchase?

crying

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday January 11th, 2013 - 04:49:36 AM GMT
DP Reset

I will reset DP to 0 prior to Saturday's matches.  Suspensions and injuries are still in effect.

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Thursday January 10th, 2013 - 09:46:52 PM GMT
Don't forget Alon

Given Mr Sellers lack of goals this season there's every possibility we'll overtake him before long, and that is good news. I only hope this happens before Alon overtakes both of us.

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Thursday January 10th, 2013 - 12:32:57 AM GMT
Ian vs Al

I noticed that Al Sellars is the highest scoring manager of all time.  Ian is sitting 10 goals behind him, so he needs to score 10 more goals then him in the MSWL Cup to get above him......

Now that would be an achievement for Ian, so will be the highest scoring manager of all time in 14 games time ???

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday January 9th, 2013 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 32:
Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwD)

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Wednesday January 9th, 2013 - 06:18:47 PM GMT
Last regular season session

Not much to win here for us, just only a good end of the season. Wish to add at least a point to our total. We will finish with less points than last season at the same position, so not much improvement for us.

Good luck to all of you!

 
James White
Essex Supreme


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
143 - 69 - 172 (0.462)
Wednesday January 9th, 2013 - 06:08:12 PM GMT
Dear Rob . . .

Why should Essex bother , on Saturday James did you a turn and what did you do . . . :-)

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Wednesday January 9th, 2013 - 03:03:13 PM GMT
Dear Olmec

Today is my birthday. I would like nothing more than to win the Division 2 title. In order for that to happen, 2 things must occur:

  1. BOS must beat LPT
  2. BB must lost to ES

Hopefully, this can be arranged.

Sincerely,
-BOS Rob.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday January 7th, 2013 - 03:22:32 AM GMT
REMINDER

There will be the traditional +5 EL boost following the next match, prior to the MSWL Cup games, in addition to the regular +4 you receive after every match.

Enjoy!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday January 7th, 2013 - 03:20:58 AM GMT
New Poll: Group of Death

Who is your pick for the "Group of Death?" 

Check out the new poll on the MSWL front page.

Incidentally, Group D is my pick for the antithesis of the "Group of Death."
 

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday January 7th, 2013 - 02:56:17 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through January 6, 2013:
MLB(25)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday January 7th, 2013 - 02:54:55 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through January 6, 2013:
GGD(2)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday January 7th, 2013 - 02:54:33 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through January 6, 2013:
AK(25) BFC(10) BB(5) BOS(10) BOA(20) CI(5) ES(5) LPT(2) MP(25) NYT(15) SCO(2) SSG(12)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday January 7th, 2013 - 02:36:17 AM GMT
Cup Draw Participation

The following teams receive Cup Draw Participation through January 6, 2013:
AK(25) MP(25) MLB(25) SCO(25)

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Monday January 7th, 2013 - 12:26:06 AM GMT
I demand a recount

or have I qualified already :D

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 11:49:27 PM GMT
Ian and PeRV

Basically Compo, Ian plays PeRV and gets a 13-1 goal differential in games C-Ball isn't even trying and then says:

"Oh, look at me, I'm Ian, I have such a great goal differential...fear me"...

Then, upon further review, you see him "clinging to a 5th place spot" (he'll likely end up 7th)...

No worries Compo...you should be fine against Team BUA.

Al

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 11:40:25 PM GMT
Apologies

Yes sorry about tonight and missing the draw we had family round and then got the children to bed, sad I couldn't make it! Allan, yes is hall be reviewing the blog from you and Ian, he has a point though BFCs first trip into the premiership hasn't worked well but it's back to the drawing board for next Season

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 11:37:37 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Interesting for Carl, Compo, and Peter

...after Ian's "Interesting" Blog post I think Carl, Compo, and Mr. Babcock should take notice.

If you read between the lines Ian said you all have bad teams.

This, coming from a 5th place manager in the 1st Division.   A manager with a +23 goal differential who can't finish in the top 3 sadly.

Carl, Compo, and Dr. B: I'm not saying you should play dirty against Ian.  But, you probably should.   cool

Al

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 11:19:55 PM GMT
Interesting

I've heard it said many times that letting the NMR program do your lineups often gives you a better chance of winning. I normally attend the cup draw (not because it's any good but because I fear being talked about), but couldn't make it today. Anyhow, usually I turn up to these grand events and once Phil finally finishes talking, I find myself drawn in the group of death.

Today I didn't turn up and the group looks OK for once. I can take a hint... 

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 10:51:01 PM GMT
Trade Window

Trade window will close following Wednesday's match...

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 10:39:37 PM GMT
MSWL CUP DRAW

Thank you to all in attendance at the LIVE! MSWL Cup Draw.  Those of you not in attendance were talked about in abundance.  Particularly LPT, NYT and BOA.

Here's the results of the draw:

GROUP A

  1. MT
  2. GS
  3. BOS
  4. GGD

GROUP B

  1. NYT
  2. BSM
  3. MP
  4. AK

GROUP C

  1. SSG
  2. BB
  3. LPT
  4. BFC

GROUP D

  1. HAS
  2. BOA
  3. BFC
  4. GGD

GROUP E

  1. AYR
  2. ES
  3. PEX
  4. KIN

GROUP F

  1. PRV
  2. MLB
  3. MWW
  4. SCO

IMPORTANT:  When the Cup matches were scheduled, and referees assigned, the referees for the upcoming matches on Wednesday (match 32, the final game of the regular season, were also rescheduled).  For those of you that pay attention and rely on such things, I apologize for any distress, inconvenience or relegation that this may cause you or your franchise!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 08:58:38 PM GMT
Olmec Chat

Olmec Chat is under the feature tab...

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 08:58:03 PM GMT
Chat

OLMEC Chat is in the drop down box on the far right of this page...

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Sunday January 6th, 2013 - 08:50:28 PM GMT
Chat room?

Anyone got a link?

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday January 5th, 2013 - 11:00:38 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 31:
Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #3: 1 TP (wwW)
Captain Iceland - MVP #4: 1 CP (Wwd)
Boston Mythos - MVP #4: 1 CP (DwW)

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday January 4th, 2013 - 09:14:14 PM GMT
Trade: LPT - SCO

LPT sends 100k to SCO for Jock Spock (0/6 MF)

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday January 4th, 2013 - 07:36:26 PM GMT
Trade: BFC - GS

BFC sends 300k to GS for 3 TP

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Friday January 4th, 2013 - 01:54:11 AM GMT
MVP Madness

Going on from the previous MVP related discussion, I see that MLB and NYT have both been awarded an MVP in the very same session. Has someone got their dates mixed up? Is it April Fools Day already?

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Thursday January 3rd, 2013 - 06:50:16 PM GMT
[SPOILER] 2 to Play

With 2 games left to play in the season, it's come down to a 2-horse race. Sitting at 3rd place, 7 points back, LPT is eliminated from the D2 title race. However, they are still in the promotional playoff hunt. They need 3 points to secure a spot in the annual Phil McIntosh Promotional Playoffs. Why is this important to me? Well, it just so happens that LPT plays current D2 leaders, BB in the next match. A victory here would guarantee James a spot in the promo-playoffs. It would also open the door for BOS to try to retake the D2 title-spot that we have owned for 12 of the 20 weeks.

The time is now for LPT to act! This is a call to arms for James! Win this next match against BB and LPT can rest all it's players for the MSWL Cup knowing that they have guaranteed a spot in the promo playoffs.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 - 11:00:30 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 30:
Missouri Legal Beagles - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwW)
New York Trashtalkers - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WwD)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 - 05:02:07 AM GMT
MSWL CUP DRAW

Let's do a draw LIVE! in the MSWL Chat Room on SUNDAY January 6, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. US Central.  That's 9:00 p.m. GMT, I believe. 

There will be participation points for participators, and, as always, non-attendance guarantees that you will be talked about!

 
Leon Permentier
Barnsley Brewers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
Tuesday January 1st, 2013 - 07:56:41 PM GMT
2k13

All the best wishes for my fellow MSWL managers! 

That 2013 brings whatever you expect from it :) 

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Monday December 31st, 2012 - 09:33:47 PM GMT
Soul-Crushing

Love the post JPW.  Commiserations on the loss James.

JPW:  Another personal favorite of mine (and Dave Dohm likes to be on the receiving end of this) is winning and then informing your opponent that "justice was done!".   cool

Al

 
James White
Essex Supreme


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
143 - 69 - 172 (0.462)
Monday December 31st, 2012 - 12:56:08 PM GMT
Taking the . . . .

Season of good will too far as Essex let NYT away with the 3 points. Thankfully Jay was graceful in victory, limiting his celebration dance and whooping to 2 hours :-p

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Monday December 31st, 2012 - 02:28:46 AM GMT
Spoiler?

Well, in case you don't know yet...

Manning! Manning! Manning!

Peyton Manning nets one in the 88th minute to give NYT the 1-nil victory in what has to have been an absolute soul-crushin loss for Essex!

 

JPMAMW Esq.

CEO/COO/CFO/GM/HC

NYT

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday December 31st, 2012 - 12:12:02 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through December 30, 2012:
AK(25) BFC(5) BB(12) BSM(8) BOS(5) BOA(2) CI(7) MWW(2) MP(5) MLB(25) MT(2) NYT(15) PEX(2) SCO(15) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday December 30th, 2012 - 11:01:53 PM GMT
Happy New Year

Here's a toast to MSWL and all the Managers therein.  Hope your 2013 is happy, prosperous and filled with loving relationships...in the game and in your homes.  Each one of you helps make this leage great.  Thank you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

cheeky

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday December 29th, 2012 - 11:00:37 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 29:
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #5: 25k (WwD)

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Saturday December 29th, 2012 - 11:18:27 AM GMT
To Phil

Will do

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Friday December 28th, 2012 - 10:03:28 PM GMT
Ayrs Rock

We're they not feeling well this week just passed as they allowed BFC to beat them by 4!! Oh my word what is happening these days!

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday December 26th, 2012 - 11:00:49 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 28:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #6: 25k (WwW)
Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #3: 1 TP (WdW)
Essex Supreme - MVP #3: 1 TP (dWW)

 
Mark Creasey
Scotland FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
289 - 121 - 234 (0.543)
Wednesday December 26th, 2012 - 10:17:05 AM GMT
Santa

Those who put "Santa" & "has been" in the same sentence yesterday, can I just say he's as relevant now as he ever was :-) 364 sleeps to go.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday December 26th, 2012 - 04:49:45 AM GMT
Merry Christmas

Peace and blessings to all!

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Tuesday December 25th, 2012 - 10:41:59 PM GMT
Trade: GGD - AYR

GGD sends 450k to AYR for 3 TP

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Tuesday December 25th, 2012 - 03:50:24 AM GMT
Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone in Olmec-world a very Merry Christmas!

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Monday December 24th, 2012 - 09:23:52 PM GMT
Trade: GGD - GS

GGD sends 600k to GS for 4 TP

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Monday December 24th, 2012 - 06:17:45 PM GMT
Merry X mas

Merry X mas to you all.

Hope you have a wonderful time with your famly and loved ones during the chrismas festivities.

I will sure be getting my stomach stuffed this year :D

cheers

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 22nd, 2012 - 07:29:16 AM GMT
BSM

Brian,

Did I get paid for that effort?

Phil

P.S. THANKS AL SELLERS FOR THE SPRECHER'S!

cheeky

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Saturday December 22nd, 2012 - 06:03:51 AM GMT
NMR

Christmas is always a busy period at my work. That made me take an NMR last wednesday, as I was completely forgotten about the deadline.

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Saturday December 22nd, 2012 - 02:38:25 AM GMT
89 Minutes of 10 on 11? Unreal.

New York MF U.R. Tu-Sloformi takes out his season-long frustration during the first minute of play, leaving his squad down a man for the remaining 89. And matters only went downhill from there, as Barnsley brewed a  4-nil thrashing of the Trashtalkers.

The red card leaves Team NYT down two MFers for its upcoming tilt against formidable foes the Science Geeks of Stockholm. I woulnd't put much K on the Gothamists ithis go-round.

 

 
Mark Creasey
Scotland FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
289 - 121 - 234 (0.543)
Friday December 21st, 2012 - 08:53:23 PM GMT
Auction offerings

Is there a case for the players offered at auction be tweaked next season?  

2 players went un-sold last week with no valid bids, and like recent auctions there were again age 0 players going for just a few K.

Not complaining, just an observation that there may not be enough spare TP to justify this over supply in auction age 0 offerings. 

 
Brian Beerman
Bay State Minutemen


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
Thursday December 20th, 2012 - 06:02:58 AM GMT
Phil McIntosh

Thanks for the spectacular effort, Phil.  Your valuable contributions to our team's continued success are appreciated.

 

Nm Ef Mk Sh
Ps Name                      SL SL SL SL EL Ag DP Sv Gl Sh Mn Rt
----------------------------------------------------------------
FW Phil McIntosh             28 28 28 28  2  n  0  0  5  5 90  9

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday December 19th, 2012 - 11:00:31 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 26:
Memphis Pharaohs - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wDw)
Ayers Rock - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwW)
British Over Achievers - MVP #4: 1 CP (WdW)
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #4: 1 CP (wWw)
Bay State Minutemen - MVP #3: 1 TP (WdW)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday December 19th, 2012 - 06:09:04 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through December 19, 2012:
AK(12) BB(3) BOS(15) BOA(25) ES(5) GGD(5) GS(2) KIN(15) MP(10) MLB(25) MT(10) NYT(15) SCO(10) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday December 19th, 2012 - 05:30:17 AM GMT
Woo Hoo!

As if to underscore the underlying conversation, heretofore, a case of Sprecher's  root beer appears on my doorstep.

I kid you not.

cheeky

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Wednesday December 19th, 2012 - 12:27:34 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Ian

Its wonderful to see that Ian has found the website!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Tuesday December 18th, 2012 - 05:36:31 AM GMT
...

10k!

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Monday December 17th, 2012 - 11:16:45 PM GMT
Make no mistake...

...if we hadn't been so nice about Commissioner McIntosh earlier, we'd still be stuck on 5k.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday December 17th, 2012 - 05:40:00 AM GMT
BOA

Great post, Ian.  Your participation award is soaring this session.  Currently up to about 8k. 

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Sunday December 16th, 2012 - 09:49:38 PM GMT
MVP

Jay probably doesn't know what one is, Ian. After all he is manager of Noo York.

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday December 16th, 2012 - 04:36:44 PM GMT
Phil, Jay and a bit more of Al

So Phil McIntosh III doesn't want to play for Memphis? You can hardly blame him. But wouldn't it be nice if Al could have at least one player on his team that has won something (like, anything) this year?

We are of course referring to BOA's Alan Parr Cup victory earlier in the season, in which McIntosh III played a big part. Although he did concede 5 goals in 2.5 games played, only 3 less than his new team MP have scored all year.

I have to admit to some shock at Jay's comments. Is he really suggesting that Commissioner McIntosh can be bought or influenced in some way? We for one are totally behind Mr McIntosh and hope Jay is fined heavily. More importantly, we hope that Mr McIntosh recognises our support and grants us an easy draw for the MSWL Cup in a couple of weeks time.

All of this blog chatter has meant a monumental event slipping under the radar. At 2300 yesterday, the Olmec Head reported the first NYT MVP award of the season, and for 3 wins in a row, no less. Given the excitement people have around other once in a life time events, such as Solar Eclipses and MLB league title wins, we had expected a bit more fuss over this. 

BOA

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday December 16th, 2012 - 08:32:30 AM GMT
Actually...

Phil McIntosh refuses to play for Memphis.  We need a rule like the old FLAT league had, where a player randomly could decide simply not to play for his team.  A holdout rule, if you will.  Of course, everyone thought that was a cool and realistic rule...until it happened to them.  It happened to someone twice.  Then all the managers that had been disparaged by the rule staged a holdout of their own.  Then the league folded.

Let's not have a rule like that.

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Sunday December 16th, 2012 - 01:58:07 AM GMT
Topix: Boston and Phil

Comrades!

The Trashtalkers own the Mythos because, well, New York owns Boston. Doesn't everybody know that New Yorkers are the greatest people in the whole wide world and no one else even comes close in anything?! Including modesty and likability...

And Ian, "Phil McIntosh for Sale" is sort of a "Dog Bites Man" headline. Tell us something we don't already know about this man of such little repute.

But seriously, when it comes to Team Trash: Be afraid, be very afraid.

 

 

 

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 11:25:16 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Al is desperate

When you've only scored 8 league goals all season, it's a good thing not to concede too many if you want to stay in the first division. Al Sellers usually won't trade with us as a matter of principle. Period. Today though his desperation got the better of him as he agreed to all our demands in order to replace his 6/5 backup GK with a younger and higher SL model. It is true that MP now has 4 GKs, but you can never have too many, this shrewd trade is probably going to keep MP in the division come the end of the year. Although probably not come the end of next year muhahahahahahahahaha.

 

BOA. 

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 11:16:59 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Ian Spoke Too Soon...

Phil McIntosh is NOT FOR SALE!!!!  cool

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 11:16:09 PM GMT
Trade: BOA - MP

BOA sends Phil McIntosh III (4/21 GK) to MP for 75k, Shoshenq (4/20 MF)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 11:00:38 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 25:
New York Trashtalkers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)

 
Ian Lindsay
British Over Achievers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

Team Trophy Case
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 11:00:35 PM GMT
Phil McIntosh for sale

In an event likely to cause much excitement among men of a certain persuasion, I can announce that Phil McIntosh is "for sale".

No, I'm not talking about  Phil McIntosh the MSWL Commissioner. This is not Phil McIntosh the Inaugural season championship winning assistant coach (to two cats). This is not even Phil McIntosh the eternal "I survived the promotion playoffs" bore, or the "look out, that's Phil McIntosh in that car." This is not even the Phil McIntosh you saw at the hospital yesterday, again. No, none of those Phil McIntosh's are "for sale" today, sorry to get your hopes up gentlemen.

What you can buy though is one of the best GKs currently playing in the league and, as I'm sure you'll agree, you can never have too many GKs. Please cast your eyes over 4/21 GK Phil McIntosh III on the BOA roster, who is now surplus to requirements following the arrival of his Grandson Phil McIntosh V earlier this season. If you have a similar MF you can swap for him that would be great, but and all offers will be considered.

Thank you so much for your attention,

BOA

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 03:05:05 PM GMT
Jay is an evil wizard

How else can you explain Weds' BOS-NYT matchup. Starting off the match, the Mythos had a Stall philosophy - trying to limit the Trashtalkers in the first half. NYT had a mere 2.3% shot chance. And an SL 17 MF scored on my SL 37 GK on the very first shot. Another goal right before hafltime from an SL 24 MF put NYT into a comfortable lead. 

Halftime comes, substitutions were made, tactics were changed, and Boston had a 10.9% to 2.9% advantage in shot chances. NYT had 3 shots in the first half and none in the second. With an 11% shot chance, you would think that the Mythos would pile on the shots and come back to tie the game, if not win it outright. NOPE. You'd be wrong. Boston got ONE SHOT in the second half with that 11% chance. NYT gets 3 shots on a 2.3% chance rate and BOS only gets 1 shot on an 11% chance. 

NYT owns BOS. The only reasonable and rational explanation is that Jay is an evil wizard. Nothing else makes sense.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 15th, 2012 - 05:30:27 AM GMT
CA$H

Are you poking fun at the commissioner, or did you miss the entire off season discussion that rambled midway through this season on this topic?

smiley

There currently is no limit on bank balances.  I reserve the right to change that at any point, but am not inclined to do so now or anytime soon.  There seems to be a strong consensus that the league off should leave this issue alone.  I'm open to comments at any time on this point...

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Friday December 14th, 2012 - 02:49:55 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Participation encouraged!

So let's compete with the cricket chirping...

The Montevideo Tricolores should get better with MSA thanks to their key stars being still young!  

We lost the last game because of an nmr and that cost us dearly in the fight for promotion... Now this match against BB is key, since they are one of our direct rivals for a promotion spot.

So lineups going in now!  :)

 
Peter Babcock
Gauteng Golden Dragons


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
Friday December 14th, 2012 - 12:28:22 PM GMT
CASH

Is there a limit to amount of Cash you can have ?

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday December 12th, 2012 - 11:00:30 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 24:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #5: 25k (wWw)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday December 12th, 2012 - 06:44:42 AM GMT
MSA

Reminder that Mid-Season aging is after match 24...24...24...

...that's following tomorrow's match!

broken heart

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday December 12th, 2012 - 06:21:06 AM GMT
ES

I am trying to encourage participation on the blog, James!

cheeky

(crickets chirping...)

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Tuesday December 11th, 2012 - 11:15:50 PM GMT
Volunteer

I'll gladly take James' excess party-money. The Mythos have gotten far too little this season!

 
James White
Essex Supreme


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
143 - 69 - 172 (0.462)
Tuesday December 11th, 2012 - 06:46:16 PM GMT
Complaint . . .

Regarding this weeks participation bonus , we got far too many K and must have been mixed up with a 'proper' contributor , please give us our usual 5K :-)

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Sunday December 9th, 2012 - 07:34:51 PM GMT
[SPOILER] what?

For the first time I have been able to make a team blow out against us. And than my GK gets the MOTM award. Strange!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 8th, 2012 - 11:46:29 PM GMT
Auction Reset

Resceduled for the top of the hour...let's see if that does it.

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 8th, 2012 - 11:39:28 PM GMT
Auction

...doesn't seem to want to run.

angry

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 8th, 2012 - 11:35:54 PM GMT
Mid-Season Aging

Per wiki, the mid-season aging is to occur after match 24....reminder...

crying

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday December 8th, 2012 - 11:09:41 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through December 8, 2012:
AK(25) BFC(25) BB(25) BSM(25) BOS(5) BOA(5) CI(5) ES(25) GGD(5) KIN(5) LPT(5) MP(25) MLB(25) MT(25) NYT(25) PEX(25) SCO(5)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday December 8th, 2012 - 11:00:52 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 23:
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #3: 1 TP (WdW)
Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WdW)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday December 5th, 2012 - 11:00:50 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 22:
Captain Iceland - MVP #3: 1 TP (wWd)
Scotland FC - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwD)

 
Brian Beerman
Bay State Minutemen


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
Wednesday December 5th, 2012 - 06:54:12 PM GMT
Old Age

Willy...You might want to stop into a hospital on your way home today. What do you have if not your health?

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Wednesday December 5th, 2012 - 02:34:49 PM GMT
Signs that someone is getting old...

Clearly one of the first signs of senile issues is when you post an "sorry about the nmr" on the wrong league blog!!!  

But now if I nmr in 8 hours (!!!) you know the reason: I'm getting old...  wink

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Wednesday December 5th, 2012 - 02:32:41 PM GMT
[SPOILER] ...

I was pretty sure I didn't have a game today...  Sorry, silly NMR...

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Tuesday December 4th, 2012 - 04:43:40 AM GMT
NYT-RFT Barnburner!

Match 21 between Team Trashtalkers and Richmond Furious Tigers was the kind of back-and-forth, high-scoring affair that soccer needs more of.

Even better, the big-market team from New York was victorious!

Maybe this sport has a future after all...as long as there's more scoring and NYT is allowed to win a cup someday.

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Sunday December 2nd, 2012 - 12:26:20 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Barcelona

Incredible we have won at last, we trod on them those bugs, crushed um we did I say, crushed um!!

On the up we are look out GS!!

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 11:36:57 PM GMT
That bug

I marked three players, but every time I saved the orders the 3rd named marker was copied into the 2nd named marker's place as well. So it looked like I'd chosen the same player twice. I got round it by leaving player 1 and player 2 blank, but then tried something and noticed that although the player tactics page had the wrong name in place #2, the review page was correct. And I got my tactics spot on, because despite BOA playing a massive early cross with 4 aggressive up front we had the better shot chance. Olmec just didn't give us a break with how many we got and where they went.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 11:00:35 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 21:
Ayers Rock - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WdW)
Boston Mythos - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwW)

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 08:30:27 PM GMT
Match 20 demolition!

This was way back on Wednesday, so spolier phase should be over...right?

Anyway, Team Trashtalkers absolutely dominated poor pitiful Willy's MT bunch. We ran up an early 2-nil lead and then took mercy on Montevideo. I'd have to say we were "running on MT!"

HAR!

I think it's time to once again warn everybody: "Be afraid. Be very afraid..."

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 01:45:16 PM GMT
[SPOILER] The Bug...(yes its STILL all about Ian)

Is it that thing I coded that should only show up on my orders page reminding me which formation I need to play so the game will automatically give me a win over BUA?

I thought I had that locked down to only appear on my orders page.

Sorry Ian, I guess others know the anti-I-Man cheat codes now too...  cool

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 10:15:57 AM GMT
Shhhh......

Your secret is safe with me, Steve.

wink

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Saturday December 1st, 2012 - 09:53:53 AM GMT
Minor bug

There's a small bug in one of the orders pages that had me scratching my head for a while. I can't say what it is until after. the next game because it might give away my tactics, and I need all help I can get against BOA.

 
Mike Hernandez
Pehuajo Expos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
60 - 52 - 99 (0.408)
Thursday November 29th, 2012 - 01:01:56 PM GMT
Leon, 10 players.

It's possible. 

I've forgotten that.

Thanks. Probably I didn't see a light saying me my line up was incomplete

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday November 28th, 2012 - 11:00:30 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 20:
Bay State Minutemen - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWd)

 
Brian Beerman
Bay State Minutemen


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
Tuesday November 27th, 2012 - 07:19:10 AM GMT
Defense Wins Championships?

If that mantra is true, there is enough defensive talent in the next auction to help any team win it all.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday November 24th, 2012 - 11:00:31 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 19:
Asteria Kromatos - MVP #3: 1 TP (WdW)
Missouri Legal Beagles - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWd)
Captain Iceland - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (DWw)

 
Leon Permentier
Barnsley Brewers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
Friday November 23rd, 2012 - 07:49:22 PM GMT
Mike

Maybe the trade off November 15th caused it?

 
Leon Permentier
Barnsley Brewers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
Friday November 23rd, 2012 - 05:59:52 PM GMT
Mike

Maybe the trade off November 15th caused it?

 
Mike Hernandez
Pehuajo Expos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
60 - 52 - 99 (0.408)
Friday November 23rd, 2012 - 03:10:09 AM GMT
10 players!

I don't know how is it...

10 players in my starting line up?

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 18:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #4: 1 CP (WwW)
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWw)
Liverpool Tigers - MVP #4: 1 CP (wWd)

 
James White
Essex Supreme


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
143 - 69 - 172 (0.462)
Wednesday November 21st, 2012 - 07:25:53 PM GMT
On a roll

Another 5K for the ES coffers !!

If only results were this easy to come by . . . . .

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday November 21st, 2012 - 04:33:02 AM GMT
Hahahaha....

Point for Steve!

I cast that ballot because your team was next on the schedule, and I always see the next team as an insurmountable obstacle. 

...Right now BOA seems impossible.

crying

 
Steve Turner
Asteria Kromatos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
Tuesday November 20th, 2012 - 12:54:42 PM GMT
Men in white coats please

for our commissioner due to his vote in the recent poll.

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Monday November 19th, 2012 - 04:54:31 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through November 18, 2012:
AK(25) AYR(5) BB(5) BSM(5) BOS(5) CI(5) ES(5) KIN(25) MP(5) MLB(25) MT(5) PRV(5) SCO(5) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Saturday November 17th, 2012 - 09:32:07 PM GMT
Congrats, Marc!

Congrats, Marc! 

My wife and I celebrated 10 years of marriage last week.  If I remember right, you guys have been a couple for quite some time!  We'll have to scrounge around in the party bonus bank for a little wedding gift for you....

cheeky

 
Kevin Martin
Kirksville Invertebrates


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

Team Trophy Case
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Saturday November 17th, 2012 - 07:07:03 PM GMT
And the edit

Marc.  With a 'c.'  So sorry.  Feel free to call me Cevin until my penance is complete.

 
Kevin Martin
Kirksville Invertebrates


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

Team Trophy Case
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Saturday November 17th, 2012 - 07:05:54 PM GMT
Congratulations!

God bless your marriage and new combined family, Mark.  Congratulations on finally getting your desired acquisition to sign the long term contract!

But orders in advance?  How wise and totally out of character for our league.  I seem to recall tales of Phil running around trying to find a connection to input lineups with just minutes to spare during his honeymoon... or maybe that was just every other vacation since then.

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Saturday November 17th, 2012 - 12:42:48 PM GMT
Lineups in advance for next week

Yesterday I got married with my beatyfull wife. We had a great day that lasted from 8:00 in the morning untill 02:00 in the night. Our two kids, 7 and 5 years of age right now, have both almost stayed up until 02:00 also.

We are now going to celebrate our love on a honeymoon vacation. We have permission to take the kids from school for this one week vacation.

Orders for MSWL are made this weekend after the results of the upcoming session.

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday November 16th, 2012 - 08:22:15 AM GMT
Trade: BFC - SCO

BFC sends 1 TP to SCO for Allan Hutton (5/15 SW)

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Thursday November 15th, 2012 - 03:46:20 PM GMT
Trade: CI - PEX

CI sends 100k, Cameron Brown (3/24 SW) to PEX for Emilio Sanchez (2/22 DF)

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Thursday November 15th, 2012 - 12:16:48 AM GMT
Trade: AYR - CI

AYR sends 75k, Bushranger (4/11 MA) to CI for Jonjo Selvey (4/13 SW)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday November 14th, 2012 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 16:
Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWD)
Hollywood All-Stars - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwD)
Boston Mythos - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Wednesday November 14th, 2012 - 10:29:30 PM GMT
ES Participation Bonus

You posted a comment to this evening's pre-match comments...

...and, yes, it is generous!

heart

 
James White
Essex Supreme


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
143 - 69 - 172 (0.462)
Wednesday November 14th, 2012 - 10:09:41 PM GMT
Wow

5k for ES , that's great I didn't even do anything. Please tell me it's being redirected from MT's hard earned bonus :-)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday November 14th, 2012 - 08:51:01 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through November 14, 2012:
AK(15) BFC(5) BOS(15) CI(25) ES(5) KIN(25) MP(25) MLB(25) MT(25) NYT(5) SCO(5)

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Tuesday November 13th, 2012 - 06:32:22 PM GMT
A child of the new World...

Cry and you shall get paid!!!   I feel like a child of the new World... This would never happen under Al's rule...  wink

Now I can work on getting more (fair) bonuses!  (I know, should not use any code words these days (so close to the elections I mean...)...)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Monday November 12th, 2012 - 03:47:57 AM GMT
MP

Al, I watched the match, but I didn't learn ANYTHING.

crying

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Monday November 12th, 2012 - 12:00:32 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Conspiracies

Willy, I'm with you, there's probably a conspiracy to keep you from getting your bonus money.   I have to deal with conspiracies every day...I mean am I the only one that wonders why I see the same black helicopter outside my window each day?

I'm sure though Willy in your case it will all be sorted out.   cool

If anyone wants to see a clinic in how MSWL should be played check out the Memphis - Barca matchup from Saturday night.   

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday November 11th, 2012 - 09:30:59 PM GMT
MT

Well, Willy, that was the compromise with the bank account tax issue.  The managers were pretty vocal that there should be no restrictions on bank balances...but MT gets no bonus money.

Problem solved.

indecision

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Sunday November 11th, 2012 - 09:29:35 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through November 8, 2012:
MT(25)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday November 10th, 2012 - 11:00:40 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 15:
Gauteng Shooters - MVP #3: 1 TP (wDW)
Ayers Rock - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wWw)
Barnsley Brewers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WdW)
Essex Supreme - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWw)

 
Oli Sigurjonsson
Captain Iceland


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Saturday November 10th, 2012 - 05:23:16 PM GMT
first matches

I love the fact that after those first few games, a lot of teams have a chance of being in the hunt for the championship.  I expect that the league will be that all season long.  I love it ÞD

Our own hopes of getting the title are as good as anybody elses.  Scotland anf Gauteng seem to be the teams to beat, but all the others have teams that will be difficult to beat all season long. 

I sure hope that we will be facing a long and hard season with a big pack of teams trying to win the title :D

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Saturday November 10th, 2012 - 04:27:31 PM GMT
Participation bonus clerk doesn't like MT...

We are always underpaid... 

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday November 9th, 2012 - 11:28:49 AM GMT
Trade: CI - BSM

CI sends 10 TP to BSM for 15 CP

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday November 9th, 2012 - 07:05:30 AM GMT
Trade: BSM - SCO

BSM sends 50k to SCO for Kevin Thomson (6/10 WG)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Friday November 9th, 2012 - 04:15:26 AM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through November 8, 2012:
AK(25) BFC(25) BSM(5) BOS(25) MP(25) MLB(25) NYT(25) PRV(25) SCO(5) SSG(5)

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday November 9th, 2012 - 04:04:56 AM GMT
Speaking of elections....

There's a new poll up this week....

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Friday November 9th, 2012 - 04:00:10 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Commissioner Request for Input

Please advise as to your recommendations for punishment for Jay's postings this week.

crying

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday November 7th, 2012 - 11:00:37 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 14:
British Over Achievers - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwD)

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Wednesday November 7th, 2012 - 01:12:16 AM GMT
Not misspelled...

"Spolier" must be French for spoiler!  wink

Excuse mois, je ne parle pas du Francais...

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Tuesday November 6th, 2012 - 10:32:23 PM GMT
[SPOILER] When is a Spolier a Spoiler?

Did anyone else spot the mis-spelling of "spoiler" in JPW's post?   Deeply saddened we haven't seen him follow-up yet to correct it...   cool

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Tuesday November 6th, 2012 - 04:30:12 AM GMT
Trade: CI - BB

CI sends 15k to BB for Steven Gerrard (6/10 MA)

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Tuesday November 6th, 2012 - 03:57:19 AM GMT
Oops! Really sorry!

I didn't realize that my opponent wouldn't know the score. And who else would care? But I should have thought of that. Sincere apologies.

However, if I post, I've either won...or lost badly. So, it's not inherently a spolier really.

Again, I'm sorry about the spoiler.

Jay

NYT
 

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Monday November 5th, 2012 - 11:53:29 PM GMT
[SPOILER] Jay only posts when he wins

Excellent point Willy.

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Monday November 5th, 2012 - 02:05:09 PM GMT
Spoiler fact...

If Jay had a post that already was the spoiler... It didn't need to say anything, you know he won...!

devil

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Sunday November 4th, 2012 - 01:35:21 PM GMT
[SPOILER] NYT Wins! Boston Rob Loses!

Rob, in all fairness to JPW it really is news when he wins and must be shouted from the moutaintops.   Frankly it just doesn't happen very often.  cool

And what I like about JPW's posts is that often (unfortunately not this time) he has to follow-up with another post to "copy edit" the grammar/spelling mistakes from his previous posts.   Those make my day.

...almost as much as when Ian finds the websites.

Sorry for my NMR yesterday...my mom made a visit and it was tough to get time for these lineups.

Al

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Sunday November 4th, 2012 - 02:11:34 AM GMT
JAY... Use the Spoiler option!

Nothing could ruin my day more than seeing Comrade Jay's mug on the front page with the headline, "NYT Wins." 

BOOOOOOO!

crying

 
Jay Patrick Wilkins
New York Trashtalkers


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
Sunday November 4th, 2012 - 12:30:47 AM GMT
NYT Wins!

That's news any time.
But a decisive, dominant 2-0 drubbing of Boston turned some heads.
Maybe it's my two new overpriced auction DFs--Sal Ayshuss and Dee Structor--who brought the 'talkers together.
Jay

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday November 3rd, 2012 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 13:
Asteria Kromatos - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)
Liverpool Tigers - MVP #3: 1 TP (wWw)

 
Mike Cabral
Providence Waterfires


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
93 - 33 - 92 (0.502)
Saturday November 3rd, 2012 - 08:53:02 PM GMT
9 Minute Sub

Ha, Mark, just seeing your comment there. The intent was not to be 2-0 so quickly, so I learned a lesson about also including a time conditional. These games will always be smarter than me!

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 12:
Scotland FC - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wwD)
Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wWD)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - 09:53:45 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 31, 2012:
BFC(15) BSM(12) BOS(25) BOA(25) CI(15) GGD(5) GS(5) HAS(10) KIN(25) MP(15) MLB(25) MT(25) PRV(15) RFT(5) SCO(25) SSG(25)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - 09:49:23 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 20, 2012:
BFC(10) BSM(10) BOS(25) BOA(20) MP(5) MLB(25) MT(12) SCO(15)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - 09:47:57 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 17, 2012:
AK(15) AYR(10) BFC(25) BB(10) BSM(10) BOA(15) GGD(10) GS(10) MLB(25) RFT(10)

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - 09:45:53 PM GMT
Participation Bonus

The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 13, 2012:
AK(10) BFC(25) BOS(5) CI(5) KIN(25) LPT(5) MLB(25) PRV(5)

 
Rob Peterson
Boston Mythos


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
Monday October 29th, 2012 - 06:16:54 PM GMT
No hurricane shall prevent this manager...

from completing his required orders!

Good luck and be safe to all the MSWL managers who, like myself, are in the range of Sandy!

 
Kevin Martin
Kirksville Invertebrates


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

Team Trophy Case
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Monday October 29th, 2012 - 03:29:37 PM GMT
We fear for Compo

While we here at KIN would not be opposed to getting a final something or other out of our pensioners after years of faithful (if not always fruitful) service to the club, this could have drastic unintended consequences.

If it were actually possible to get something in return for Compo, would he soon find himself being shopped around by the missus on the home front?  And where would our fine elder statesman end up in said case?  The basement of UK soccer in the Scottish Frontier League?  An international team whose pitch is conveniently located next to a Turkish prison?  Our concerns for the eldest managers amongst us give pause to approving such non-league sale value ideas.

Of course, that is always subject to change.  Ask me again after we lose to them in the MSWL Cup group rounds this season.  I might be willing to chip in on the transfer fees at that point... cheeky

 
Allan Sellers
Memphis Pharaohs


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

Team Trophy Case
7 League Titles
1 MSWL Cup Titles
Monday October 29th, 2012 - 12:13:21 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Compo is right (for once)

I sort of like Compo's appeal for a "non league sale value" for old pensioner players (like Compo).   cool

I wonder if there would be any traction on that idea?  

 
Simon Compton
Barcelona FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - 10:18:47 PM GMT
Old Age Pensioners

There is a rumour floating around that these old boys like a 3/8 or 1/6 have a non league value!! Maybe not i hear as thats what i thought, just checking because a few players out there seem to have this belief that they are worth something to a club with the status of BFCwink, not likely if resources are to be purchased please place an offer with the auction face value and throw in a rubbish old player as a gesture of goodwillyes, happy trading.

 
Mark Creasey
Scotland FC


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
289 - 121 - 234 (0.543)
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - 08:00:34 PM GMT
Last Minute Subs

0/6 MF seeks new team, so a last minute sub brings him one game nearer.  
It is not ideal I know, but then he has been seasoned after a handful of matches so he has plenty game time overall in his short career to date.

Subbing your SL29 GK for a SL4 GK after just 9 minutes maybe needs an explanation too Mike ;-)  

Other sub options are available.

 
Marc de Kok
Stockholm Science Geeks


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

Team Trophy Case
1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - 10:29:44 AM GMT
[SPOILER] Avoiding a spoiler...

...is not to look at the blog before you have checked out the result of your match!

 
Phil McIntosh
Missouri Legal Beagles


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

Team Trophy Case
1 League Titles
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - 03:23:49 AM GMT
Last Minute Subs

Yes, Mike, if you are going to a gathering to watch football, or to a church function, if you haven't prepared a side dish or dessert, you could order a last minute sub.

In this case, though, it is probably to burn off a match from the trade ban counter....referencing SCO's Jock Spock.

 
Mike Cabral
Providence Waterfires


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
93 - 33 - 92 (0.502)
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - 12:49:00 AM GMT
Last Minute Subs?

I've noticed teams often subbing in a player in the 89th minute.  Is this just to clear another game from the trade ban?  Seasoning is another thought, but I believe that is minute based, correct?

Thanks,

PRV C-Ball

 
OLMEC
OLMEC


 

Saturday October 27th, 2012 - 11:00:42 PM GMT
MVP Awards

The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 11:
Stockholm Science Geeks - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wDW)

 
OLMEC
Commissioner


 

Friday October 26th, 2012 - 08:30:57 PM GMT
Trade: CI - PEX

CI sends 875k to PEX for 10 TP

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Friday October 26th, 2012 - 01:29:07 PM GMT
Thinking more about it...

"MT looking good this season..."

Now THAT is confidence coming from a manager that is still winless after 6 matches...  surprise

 
Willy Krosnyak
Montevideo Tricolores


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
Friday October 26th, 2012 - 01:27:02 PM GMT
Thanks Kevin

Now we are talking!  

MT looking good for this season!

GO BRONCOS!!!

 
Kevin Martin
Kirksville Invertebrates


 
Recent Entries
Team Record
246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

Team Trophy Case
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
Thursday October 25th, 2012 - 02:50:30 PM GMT
Fear not, Willy

Per the Rules Wiki:

  • "At the start of the League season all players receive a +5 EL boost on top of their regular +4."
  • So, yes, your players will all get a +5 to their EL in the next 48 hours before the league matches kick off on Friday.  This will likely be entered as time allows for the Godfather to make the manual adjustments to each roster.  You can plan ahead for what the EL will be and enter lineups at your convenience.  The changes Phil will make will be behind the scenes and won't impact anything you have done.

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Thursday October 25th, 2012 - 02:26:01 PM GMT
    EL after Cup...

    Is there an EL reset or recovery after the Cup?  (We played our last match stopping Steve (for the fun of it) assuming that we would get a few EL points back...)

    If this is not the case we are in trouble!  surprise

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 League Titles
    Thursday October 25th, 2012 - 05:43:54 AM GMT
    League Season

    Greetings, and congratulations to the AP Cup winners, whomever you may be (spoiler guard).  Two exciting finishes in our matches this session.  It's worth the look!

    The league table is set to go.  Matches set, referees assigned.  Go out there and play hard...have fun!  And if you choose to talk some smack in the process, you might find extra cash in your account. 

    Now, for the bank accounts.  I am not going to implement any change at this time.  in short, I think there is an issue with competitive balance.  However, that dominance may be more in reputation than in reality.  Although we've had healthy discussions over a period of time, and I've heard from people on both sides of the issue, I get the impression that the vast majority of managers doeas not view this as a problem.  Or at least not a significant one.  To borrow the words of a wise Englishman, there's no need to change for the sake of change.  I also want to be sure that whatever change, if any, that we make is a positive one that will affect the game in the manner we desire to the extent that we desire. 

    So, no change at this time.  However, I reserve the right to implement a change at a later date if I feel the circumstances are appropriate and a change is necessary.  I may not give what others consider "adequate notice," but will not act with zero notice, so be advised.

    Okay, matches are set, let the matches begin!  See you Saturday!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 League Titles
    Wednesday October 24th, 2012 - 07:04:32 PM GMT
    Bank Accounts

    There will be a press conference this evening to announce the commissioner's decision on this important issue...watch this space.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
    Wednesday October 24th, 2012 - 02:01:01 PM GMT
    SL25+

    Brian,

    You're partially correct, just couldn't finish (much like the Pats in their TWO Super Bowl losses to Eli the Elite and the Giants!).

    Any player with a ShootingSL 25+ has a 100% chance of having their shot be on-goal. That's the first part.

    The 2nd part is comparing the ShootingSL with the GK's EffectiveSL to determine if the shot is saved or a goal. This is where you need that excess SL. And conversely, why you need a GK SL30+

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Wednesday October 24th, 2012 - 02:02:30 AM GMT
    Caps continued...

    Continuing with the analysis of what makes a team successful in OLMEC and what was brought up about having better odds of winning with a few big-time SL players, thinking more about it you could see that (for ex.) given a pair of FW's with the same total SL (of let's say 50), you would get better results with a 35 and 15 than with two 25's...

    To stop the first pair you would need to mark the 35 SL FW with a DF of at least SL 20...

    Just thinking out loud...

     
    Carl Oakes
    Hollywood All-Stars


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    278 - 171 - 300 (0.485)

    Team Trophy Case
    2 MSWL Cup Titles
    Wednesday October 24th, 2012 - 01:01:25 AM GMT
    After such a long wait

    Need to think what we do with the "not so good" teams like HAS, next season. Felt like an eternity between seasons and it has all started again, with no Shield. sad
    Squad has been doing nothing but train for a couple of weeks now, yet their EL hasn't risen.
     

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 - 07:43:18 PM GMT
    Caps, SL, et al

    Not sure I understand Willy, I thought Boston Rob's entry indicated those players SL>=25 are at 100% shot-on-goal, so there's no difference (with respect to shooting) between John Doe at SL=25 and John Smith at SL=29.

    Do I understand your analytical summary correct, Mr Peterson (I still hate you, Mr NY Giants fan)?

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 - 11:59:04 AM GMT
    re: Caps

    So you are telling me that I will be more successful if I train a team that has 3-4 SL 30+ and the rest @ around SL 15 than if I train a team of 11 players @ ~22 SL... ??

    Maybe the simulator does need an upgrade, because if Messi played for Granada or Osasuna they would not win the league... 

    But I may just try it to prove the point...  wink

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 - 03:43:20 AM GMT
    CI wants a change

    I would like to offer to swap my team with somebody.  Is someone interested in swapping teams ???

     
    Ian Lindsay
    British Over Achievers


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Monday October 22nd, 2012 - 09:00:28 PM GMT
    Re: Beating Ian

    Rob, I think you may be about to get your wish!

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Monday October 22nd, 2012 - 08:42:04 PM GMT
    Matches Up!

    Matches are scheduled and referees assigned for final AP Cup settings. 

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Monday October 22nd, 2012 - 03:15:28 AM GMT
    [SPOILER] BOOOOOO!

    C'mon... can't somebody beat Ian?!

     
    OLMEC
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    Sunday October 21st, 2012 - 11:00:20 PM GMT
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    British Over Achievers - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WWW)

     
    Allan Sellers
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    Sunday October 21st, 2012 - 02:46:14 PM GMT
    My AP Cup Trophy

    Hi Phil,

    Where do I pick up my AP Cup Trophy?  Should I be asking the mailman each afternoon why he hasn't delivered it yet?

    Al

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Saturday October 20th, 2012 - 03:46:39 PM GMT
    re: Effective SL

    Mark made a good comment about effective SL. A couple years back, Tim Given and I looked at the impact of high SL players on the game. We had concluded that the game was designed with a maximum SL of 25 in mind. The biggest place where this comes through is looking at shots on goal. There is a chance that every shot will be off-target. This percentage is based on ShootingSL and is greater for lower SL players, and diminishes the greater the player's SL gets. However, this caps at SL25... Once a player's ShootingSL >= 25, then 100% of their shots will be on goal. Since the shot distribution is already weighted towards the higher ShootingSL players, this becomes a problem with those SL30+ players. It gets magnified as the league has grown such that nearly all teams have several players SL30+, and some even have SL40+ players at times.

    Instead of capping the EffectiveSL, I would be interested in seeing research done to make changes to the simulator to allow it to grow with our evolved game. 

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday October 20th, 2012 - 07:24:24 AM GMT
    Semi-finals

    Semi-final matches are set and referees assigned.  Matches have been postponed 24 hours to allow for managers to get lineups in.  I'll let the matches run as soon as all are set....

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Saturday October 20th, 2012 - 07:15:31 AM GMT
    Yep!

    Sorry, guys....the site was out of commission for a while....

     
    Mark Creasey
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    Saturday October 20th, 2012 - 07:11:27 AM GMT
    next match

    Will today's match deadline be put back to allow Phil time to schedule?

     
    Mark Creasey
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    Friday October 19th, 2012 - 03:51:15 PM GMT
    Cap effective SL

    I voted on poll for a "A hard cap--excess lost"

    Having introduced the "Robin Hood" rule to Olmec in my own league SESL it would by hypocritical of me to say otherwise ofcourse!

    I noted on poll "GS & my team SCO have too much money".    I accept that. 

    GS exploit the original Olmec software rewarding a handful of star players in a roster.  A maximum effective SL of any individual player would resolve that.   Football ought be a team game, not about 3 or 4 SL39 players played aggressive, and rest of roster made up of dross.

    Capping a bank balance will not stop GS winning most of the time I think.   Capping effective SL of all players at 30SL for example will level the playing field a little though. 

    2,000k limit is far too low though and may encourage unoffical "trading" of resources for cash and then trading them back after the tax has been issued.

    Majority in poll vote are asking for no cap though.  Just saying.

     
    Willy Krosnyak
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    Thursday October 18th, 2012 - 10:05:26 PM GMT
    re: Caps

    Now we know who the Comunists are here...!!!

    If we want to even the field why don't we start over every so many seasons???

    If not we are punishing the successful for being successful...  The results of the matches in this game may be affected by luck but not the planning that managers do with resources...

    A Cap may actually work exactly opposite of what it intends since the work around it would be to stack up on players...

    Just a thought...  (or 2...)

    Cheers!

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday October 18th, 2012 - 03:22:26 PM GMT
    Cap

    I'm not really convinced that there is a problem with money. Look at the top 5 teams in the game in terms of money.

    1. GS - 4210
    2. SCO - 3077
    3. ES - 2871
    4. BSM - 2343
    5. BOS - 1902

    That's 2 teams from Division 1 and 3 teams from Division 2. Of the two D1 teams, you can make the case that they are two of the best managers in the game - both Alon and Mark have been around for a long time, and have been successful in D1 for a long time. 

    GS

    • Going back to February of 2011, Alon has not made a single auction purchase. 
    • He has made 2 trades, receiving CP/TP for players/cash, but not overpaying in cash.

    SCO

    • Going back to January of 2011, Mark has made 4 auction purchases, all this season, spending 1385 in the process. 
    • Only one of those auction purchases were for a considerable sum (607 for a 1/13 DF). The rest he got for decent prices. 
    • Mark has not made any trades, but that's not for a lack of trying - I constantly see SCO players on the block.

    The 3 Division 2 teams have spent far more time in D2 than they have in D1. What does that mean? Well, it means that clearly these managers are not taking advantage of their superior equity in order to turn themselves into powerhouses. 

    ES

    • Under new management for the past couple seasons, James is trying to turn around the Slapheads. He has a thin roster, but one with some power.
    • Since October of 2011, there has been 0 auction purchases, and 1 apprentice signing.
    • James has made 1 trade, sending money for a player. 

    BSM

    • Since February of 2010, Brian has made only 1 auction purchase, buying a 0/6 MA in an auction this season for a mere 556
    • There has been 1 apprentice purchase and no trades.

    BOS

    • Since September 2011, I have managed to make 2 auction purchases, both this season, spending 742 on a 0/6 MF and some TP. 
    • I have not made an trades, not signed any apprentices
    • The auctions have not been friendly to me, simply because I have not been willing to break the bank on any 1 player.

     

    We've taken steps recently to cap the number of CP & TP that a team may have at any one given time. This is going to mean that teams are going to have slightly higher bank balances. Take my team for example. I could not buy all the CP that I would normally have bought because it would have brought me over the limit. That gave me a couple hundred extra K to start the season. Then, in the first auction, there was a lot of 5 CP available that I would have liked to have bid on, but alas, I could not because it would have given me 51 CP, and put me over the limit. In fact, there were several teams who had winning bids denied because it would have put them over the limit.

     

    I do not believe that we need to cap teams' bank balances, or to put a tax system in place. Here are the ideas that I think are needed to stimulate the economic flow:

    • Foster a better trading environment. Right now, there are a not a lot of trades that go through. I do not know if it is because of a lack of trying, or a lack of an ability for 2 sides to come to an agreement. Perhaps some discussions between some veteran managers in a forum topic on what they view player worths' at would help. This doesn't have to be any sort of 'standard', but it would help a lot of the other managers to know why they can buy a player for X at auction, but cannot command that price for him in private trade.
    • Open up the check (cheque) book during auctions! Star players are going for a pretty penny, yes, but there are a ton of deals to be had throughout the auctions. People need to make Ian pay more than he currently is to get his players. 
    • Allow more than 5 bids in the auctions. Right now, it's a gamble as to who the unwanted players are, but there are always bargains to be had. If we allowed for more bids (or potentially to bid on all lots like in the U games), it would work to drive prices up. 
    • Make pre-season draft have a monetary cost - the higher you finished in the league, the more you pay to get the right to have a draft selection. Teams would then choose whether to spend the money and get the player, or to keep the money and not get the draft pick.

     
    Brian Beerman
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    Thursday October 18th, 2012 - 10:54:36 AM GMT
    Cap, et al

    I think the cap does detract more than it adds, but I don't want to involve myself in that debate.

    If the cap is approved by consensus, I think the balance should be no less than 3500k.

     
    Simon Compton
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    Thursday October 18th, 2012 - 12:42:43 AM GMT
    Cap the auction

    Just sitting up late waiting and trying to spend some of my hard earned cash before Robin Hood and his emery men come and take it off me from tonight's auction, only to find its on a stall motion, now the clock is going forward, so better say goodnight and return in the morning to see if BFC have strengthened their team?

     
    Ian Lindsay
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 11:37:46 PM GMT
    More on the cap

    I'm with Phil on this, that something does probably need to be done to level the playing field, and yes lets stop teams being able to have too big of a bank balance. I just think that 2000k is a very low threshold, and 3500k would be a more realistic figure.

    We already "penalise success" in MSWL to some degree by saying that if you win the league you pick last in the draft, so I don't think we need to do that any further, but "penalise hoarding money" then yes.

    I'm also not convinced that the "foregone conclusion" Phil talks about is purely down to a big bank balance. This isn't really about bank balances - GS haven't spent their money, and it therefore can't have benefitted the team. I think a big part of it is down to managers saving their best lineup for games against teams they think they can beat. If I was a struggling division 1 team I wouldn't be using my best players against teams such as GS, KIN or (dare I say it) BOA. I'd save those good players for games against relegation rivals where I have greatest chance (and need) of picking up points. The best thing to do is to encourage managers not to play weak lineups against the strong teams. Raising the minimum SL % for a blowout and/or making a blowout more likely would be possible ways to do this. That might not be universally popular either, but would at least be easy for Al to code. One final possibility would be giving teams some kind of financial reward (morale bonus perhaps?) for defeating one of the top teams, or a team some way above them SL wise.

    BOA

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 11:17:14 PM GMT
    Salary Cap

    That's a good question, Simon, and it's a key reason as to why I haven't implemented a cap previously.  Nailing down the right formula, and the proper benchmark to trigger the tax, is a difficult task for me.  I recognize that the wrong tax upon the wrong amount could be worse that doing nothing at all.

    I'm going to give this a lot of thought between now and the end of the AP Cup.  Please continue your comments.  I'm interested in your input. 

    No decision has been made at this time, but the things I've mentioned before are what I've had in mind.  Your input may be influential, so keep it coming.

    Thanks, all.

     
    OLMEC
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 11:00:21 PM GMT
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    Simon Compton
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 09:23:40 PM GMT
    Salary Cap

    I am not sure about this cap, I see where people are coming from, other leagues postally that I play in have introduced this method and I did agree with it but it was scaled, so for example if you had 10m you would pay a higher tax than if you had 5m.

    Set the limit to say 4m, then the first 1m above that you pay 10%, the next 1m you pay 25% and so on, just a thought.

    For my two pennith, I took over Barcelona, can't remember when now but guess that I have managed them for a 3 maybe 4 seasons, but it has taken me a long time to build up this squad, get them promoted to the premier league and now have nearly 2m in cash, I don't really expect to suddenly have my money taxed and taken away, however if we knew what the tax liability was going to be in would make it easy to bear possibly.

    I realize that GS have dominated things for too many seasons and agree that things should be evened up, so please explain what happens to our cash when we exceed 2m?

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 07:47:10 PM GMT
    Salary Cap

    Those are all great comments, guys.  The problem that I am trying to address is this:  If a team gets to a certain point that they have an excessive bank balance, that team will retain a competitive advantage over the rest of the managers indefinitely.  If that situation exists, the game inevitiably becomes less fun for the rest of the group.  No one would be interested in a game where the outcome is a foregone conclusion.  It seems like we are reaching that point. 

    I have refrained from implementing the cap on bank accounts for several seasons, though we have talked about it, because I don't want to penalize GS for being good.  Essentially, that's what this does.  However, the game needs to retain a competitive balance to keep people interested.

    What does make a difference for me, however, is this:  if I'm the only one concerned about this, then there may not really be a problem.  I know there are others that are concerned to some extent.  But if this issue isn't pushing other managers to the point of exasperation, then I need to know that. 

    If there are others who wish to be heard, but don't wish to do so publicly, feel free to give me an e-mail. 

    Oh, and the thought behind 2000k for the cap is that teams would be able to still earn nearly 2000k prior to the end of the season.  Over time bank accounts would equal out among the teams and put them on equal footing. 

    In the end, I'm not sold on the cap or the 2000k benchmark.  I just want to make sure the game remains fun and competitive for all involved.  To that end, let me know if you think the plan detracts more than it adds....

    Now is the time to let me know...

    Thanks, guys.

     
    Ian Lindsay
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 07:25:23 PM GMT
    The cap

    I'd also have thought 2000k to be on the low side, not forgetting that by the end of the season you do need at least 2000k if you want to buy the full 50 CP.

    I don't see a cap as being a particularly bad thing but setting it at more like 3500 at that point in the season would make more sense. Perhaps a notice period of a season would also be appropriate, otherwise it's going to be very difficult for some teams to get under the cap in time for match 26! Just my 2 cents.

    BOA

     
    John Holden
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 04:41:29 PM GMT
    tea party !!

    Taxes for the rich only. Much easier to say, don't go over 6000, than "anyone over 2000 will be taxed." Just make CPs more expensive instead of instituting a tax.

     
    Leon Permentier
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 01:23:40 PM GMT
    taxes

    Maybe I missed something, but what's the kind of tax we are looking at here?

    Is it a fixed fee paid once a season, a percentage paid once a season or weekly? 

     
    Steve Turner
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 01:07:50 PM GMT
    Capping

    2000k seems too low. There's 16 league matches before the tax would be applied and 1st division teams will earn an average of 1600k+ in gate fees. So if you've got more than 400k now you need to spend some money in the auctions on players you might not need just avoid paying the tax.

     
    Mark Boland
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 10:07:05 AM GMT
    Capping

    Personally I think a cap is be a good thing and would set it between 3 and 4 k. I'd also think about upping CP prices too for that matter.

    The difficulty with suggesting these changes is that there will be the accusation of taking away some of the leagues unique differences.

    I don't want to play down Alons managerial abilities but I can't help wonder though if there is a direct link between MSWL not having a cap on bank balances and having had in the past the longest period of domination by one team.

     
    Peter Babcock
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 09:47:19 AM GMT
    Capping

    I'm also strongly opposed to capping and i'm a small team

    Its one of the things that is different about MSWL

     
    Brian Beerman
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 09:34:21 AM GMT
    Capping

    Still opposed to the cap, however, if it needs to happen why is the cap being set at only 2000k?  That seems rather low in general and relative to other OLMEC leagues.

     
    Alon Atie
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 07:19:17 AM GMT
    1 last try

    I have allready explained why I dont think a cap on income is a good idea.

     I looked at the poll on the issue and saw that it was voted 10 to 7 to not introduce the cap.

    The comissioner is also anti the cap if my memory serves me correctly.

    Why is it still happening then?

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 05:52:24 AM GMT
    Commissioner Musings

    There should be a more formal printing format for this schedule, but in the interest of time tonight, here's where the important events will fall...

    AP Cup:  Matches 1-10
    MSWL League Play:  Matches 11-32

    MSWL Cup:  Matches 33-46

    Remaining AUCTIONS will follow matches 12, 16, 19, 23, and 26.

    Mid-Season aging will occur following Match 25.

    There will be an announcement soon regarding the Salary Cap issue.  I'm still finalizing details, but I have an idea where this is going.  I will announce the details at the conclusion of the AP Cup.  There will be a cap on bank accounts in the form of a tax to be levied following the auction after Match 26.  Teams with 2000k in the bank at that time will likely be taxed upon the excess.  The money will not be redistributed to Ian's team or any other manager. 

    Again, NOW is the time to voice your opinion here.  I'll finalize this plan this week.  Thanks!
     

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 03:28:29 AM GMT
    Advisory

    This bracket is just a rough draft.  I'm pretty sure there's some errors in there...like "MLB in the quarterfinals."  That's a joke for sure.  BOS...yeah, I need to double check that.  AK advances past KIN?  Is there anything right in this bracket?

    crying

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Wednesday October 17th, 2012 - 03:24:00 AM GMT
    AP Cup Bracketology

    Bracket up~!

     
    Ian Lindsay
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    Monday October 15th, 2012 - 09:53:40 PM GMT
    Cup bracket?

    Is there a cup bracket anywhere? Like everyone, I want to know who Boston Rob will be playing in the final four.

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Sunday October 14th, 2012 - 07:42:19 AM GMT
    Quarterfinals--AP Cup

    Matches are set and referees are assigned.  These are the real ones...not the replacement ones.  After the Monday night debacle, Al Sellers will not permit it!

    crying

     
    OLMEC
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    Saturday October 13th, 2012 - 11:00:28 PM GMT
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    Liverpool Tigers - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (Dww)

     
    OLMEC
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    Friday October 12th, 2012 - 08:22:04 PM GMT
    Trade: PEX - GS

    PEX sends 1 TP to GS for Graeme Smith (5/10 DM)

     
    OLMEC
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    Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 05:20:34 AM GMT
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    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 10, 2012:
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    Phil McIntosh
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    Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 05:03:21 AM GMT
    Quarters

    Quarterfinal matches are set!

    cheeky

     
    Phil McIntosh
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    Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 04:06:42 AM GMT
    Seasoning

    A couple of teams had problems with players seasoning.  Most appear to have processed appropriately.  If you have an issue, please let me know.  MT's seasoning has been corrected.  I'll see what I can find out about this problem (read:  I'll try to see what I did wrong!)

    Games to be set and added shortly...

     
    Willy Krosnyak
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    Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 01:58:38 AM GMT
    Age 0 seasoning?

    Is the seasoning a manual function or automatic?  I got a player Wilmar Cabrera SW 0/11 that was 0/10 before the start of the last match.  He played 90 minutes for a career total of 375 minutes.  He was trained on that match too so he should be 0/13 now, not just 0/11.

    Cheers!

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 12:16:36 AM GMT
    AP Cup Exhibition Games

    Phil, thank you for running the AP Cup exhibition games. I think we are now ready for you to start the actual AP Cup.

     
    OLMEC
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    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
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    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (Www)
    Richmond Furious Tigers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WDW)

     
    Ian Lindsay
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    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 10:17:28 PM GMT
    SL...and a new signing

    A good point there from Comrade Wilkins about the SL. As ever, he just wants everyone to be equal...

    Never is the gap between the star and the apprentice more obvious than when training a rookie GK, which really can hammer a team all year. With that in mind (and to get our excuses for this season in early), BOA are delighted to announce the auction signing of rookie age 0 GK, Phil McIntosh V. A fifth generation MSWL goalkeeper, McIntosh V is the latest player named in memory of the now infamous MLB goalkeeping fetish of seasons past.

    The signing of McIntosh V was made possible by the recent retirement of 8/1 GK Phil McIntosh Jnr from the roster. McIntosh Jnr was a true club hero, and the last surviving member of BOA's season 17 MSWL Cup triumph. Like many going by the name of Phil McIntosh, he liked to remind people regularly of his ancient victory, but was loved by everyone nonetheless.

    BOA

     
    Willy Krosnyak
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    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 07:42:12 PM GMT
    re-but Willy

    So Steve, you are saying that it is more beneficial for both of us if I put a weak lineup in for the last Cup match?

    HOW MUCH...?    wink

    (Don't we get an EL recovery after the Cup?)

     
    Steve Turner
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    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 12:38:41 PM GMT
    But, Willy

    you don't want to end up with suspended or low EL players for league play do you? </trying to find an angle>

     
    Leon Permentier
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    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 07:13:14 AM GMT
    SL

     

    I agree on the fact that the differences between SL's are a bit unrealistic, but the sollutions you offer won't help at all I'm afraid. 

    I play in various Olmec leagues and every league has it's own flaws. But the most common flaw is the SL differences. 
    Upping the SL for apprentices and draftees will only make things worse imho. 

    A 0/2 appr. (fully trained) will develop as followed;  
    Season 1: 0/2 - 0/14 
    Season 2: 1/14 - 1/23 
    Season 3: 2/21 - 2/28
    Season 4: 3/24 - 3/30

    Upping the starting SL will only motivate to create more superstars. 
    Capping the max SL could be an option, but reduces the influences a manager can have on a team and takes out the fun of the game. 

    The sollution to this problem can be found in the auctions. Create a way to motivate managers to spread their (50)CP over the team instead of just 5 players.
    Reduce the age 5/25 players to 20SL max and improve the age 2's and 3's SL from 13/15 to 18SL so it will become more interesting to spread the managers CP usage over more players. 

    I have a pair of age 2 or 3 15SL players on my roster but dont see the point of improving them. Such a player can be a 2/25SL, but my 3/24 and 4/25 players could become superstars that eventually brings trophies. 

    So, the problem section is in the middle SL players, therefore the sollution can be found in that section.

    All of the above is obviously just my humble opinion :)

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
    Wednesday October 10th, 2012 - 02:59:42 AM GMT
    SL Thoughts

    Hello comrades,

    I think there might be a fundamental problem (at least in terms of realness, and perhaps competitive balance...assuming we'd like more of that) with the widely varying SLs in the league.

    The briefest way I can say/ask this is something like "Do professional leagues really have players in the same game who are twice or thrice as good, and even more, as their teammates and their opponents?"

    If you agree, maybe in future seasons the SLs on Age 0-1 draf/auction players and the apprentices could be upped to bring closer to being competitive initially? Or we find a way to limit max SLs?

    In terms of a baseball comparison, it seems like we have Single-A players and major leaguers in the same lineup and game.

    Jay

    NYT

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday October 9th, 2012 - 05:01:08 PM GMT
    Draw not enough (2)

    It has become obvious that we were in the group of death...  specially our death...

    If you need proof just realize that the group leaders have only 8 points with one match to go... (must be a first!).

    We were the weakest side in the group so three ties and two 0-1 losses feels pretty good, but we need that first win of the season...!

    Steve's AK comes to the match with better EL levels but they need to think that this is not the last match of the Cup for them whilst it is for us...  So we are the dangerous "nothing-to-loose" underdog here.

    And for us a draw is not enough either...  angry

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
    Recent Entries
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    Tuesday October 9th, 2012 - 01:03:55 PM GMT
    Draw not enough

    First I want to echo what I put in the after match report: there was no need for Alon to aplogise for not stalling. We all should know the 50% rule, so I could have made sure I wasn't going to get fined. As it happens I did my lineup on the phone, to make sure I entered something, but didn't have the chance to do any conditionals. I actually expected Alon to stall first this time so wasn't relying on his most common tactic to save EL. I also don't see why a team should stall because every goal counts: GS could be counting on GD to go past the group stages. And the better teams get homefield advantage as well.

    As it is, that big loss means we can't rely on a draw to qualify. 8 points means we finish 3rd (unless GS beat BSM by 9), and although that could be enough it won't be if these happen:

    MLB don't beat AYR
    BB beat SSG
    MWW don't beat BFC
    PRV beat PEX

    If we lose wen need BOA to beat RFT by one more goal than we lose by (PRV or PEX will reach 7 with better GD tahn RFT as us), and SSG to beat BB.

    If we win we are bound to come 1st or 2nd in the group.

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
    Recent Entries
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    76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
    Monday October 8th, 2012 - 02:45:27 AM GMT
    [SPOILER] Potential Knockout Bracket

    KIN, CI, LPT, ES, GGD, BOS, BOA are through!
    MWW, HAS, SSG, MPT, NYT, MVT are out!*
    *either PRV or PEJ will get to 7 points in their match in Group F, leaving at least 4 teams with 7 points in the third position
    
    
    				Sweet 16
    Elite 8 Final 4 Final Final 4 Elite 8 Sweet 16
    KIN vs BAR/BOS/GS/BSM/AK       CI/SCO vs MLB/AYR
    SCO/BB vs LPT/ES       LPT/ES vs GS/BSM/AK/RFT/PRV/PEJ
       
    GGS/BM vs MLB/AYR/BB/SCO     GS/BSM/AK vs CI/SCO/BB
    GS/BSM/AK vs RFT/PRV/PEJ   BOA vs SCO/BB/BOS/BAR

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday October 6th, 2012 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 5:
    Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (www)
    British Over Achievers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
    Recent Entries
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Saturday October 6th, 2012 - 07:43:19 PM GMT
    Still pointless

    With 4 matches on the scoreboard we still have managed to get NO points. The draw in group B made us very sad in terms of possibilities of good results and the results so far are as we expected them. The AP Cup is at this point a good way to train players up for the regular season. That is where we have to focus on at the moment.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday October 6th, 2012 - 08:25:09 AM GMT
    MT

    Okay, Willy, your glass is half full. 

    ...and so is your participation bonus.

    crying

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Friday October 5th, 2012 - 04:04:16 PM GMT
    No, point for us...

    Our record against GS over  the years is at 16-1-2 of course favoring Alon.  So the fact that he gets excited about beating MT speaks very good of us! 

    wink

    So to be like Liverpool we need to win our next game!  (At least we have Luis Suarez...!!!)  laugh

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    Friday October 5th, 2012 - 02:31:51 AM GMT
    Score~

    Ouch!  Point for Alon.  Put it on the board.

    surprise

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
    Recent Entries
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    474 - 130 - 134 (0.730)

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    6 League Titles
    4 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    4 MSWL Cup Titles
    Thursday October 4th, 2012 - 07:43:26 AM GMT
    GS win finally

    GS finally get a win in their 4th game of the season. As Liverpool took 5 league games to get a win at the beginning of this season I am at least ahead of Brendan Rodgers.

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Thursday October 4th, 2012 - 06:38:26 AM GMT
    Trade: BB - GS

    BB sends 3 CP, 3 TP to GS for 550k

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Thursday October 4th, 2012 - 03:35:12 AM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through October 3, 2012:
    AK(25) BFC(15) BSM(5) BOS(5) CI(10) GS(10) LPT(5) MWW(5) MP(25) MLB(25) MT(10)

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 - 11:01:42 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 4:
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wwW)
    Liverpool Tigers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WWW)
    Bay State Minutemen - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WWD)

     
    James Tucker
    Liverpool Tigers


     
    Recent Entries
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    92 - 88 - 202 (0.356)
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - 10:34:31 PM GMT
    Tigers Bonus

    0.60 Morale bonus - thank you very much.  we have done nothing to deserve it (yet).  Was that for my recent win against The Pharaohs?

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - 04:30:40 PM GMT
    TP for MT

    If it helps figure the TP (alleged) problem we (MT) had 1 TP at the end of last season so we had to have 35 TP at the begining of this season.

    We used 6 and have a balance of 29 TP so... PERFECT!  No issue here.

    smiley

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - 12:08:24 PM GMT
    Liverpool Tigers

    I know that Al wants more gate money, but it seems strange to allocate 0.6 morale bonus to his opponents !!! :D

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - 06:04:44 AM GMT
    Notes

    Morale bonus numbers have been restored....

    The record reflects GS to have an appropriate number of TP...

    Al's credibility takes a hit....

    crying

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
    Recent Entries
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

    Team Trophy Case
    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - 12:13:27 AM GMT
    MP Gate...

    Phil, I can't be bothered to do the math but since I've been playing against MSWL's three best managers I suspect I'm due about 500k for a missing gate/morale bonus.  Just FYI when you get a chance...thanks!  yes

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Monday October 1st, 2012 - 10:39:30 AM GMT
    morale

    I've worked out CI's and SCO's pre-match morale and 103k they got is without any morale bonus added.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday October 1st, 2012 - 04:51:05 AM GMT
    Issues

    It appears that all morale bonus numbers have mysteriously been reset to zero for all teams.  Or, they just aren't showing up on the statistics.  It is being looked into as we speak. 

    Alon, I'm checking into your numbers as well.  I think the number is accurate, but it's an easy check.  I'll be back with you shortly.

    Thanks, guys.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
    Recent Entries
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday September 30th, 2012 - 11:10:10 PM GMT
    TP Part 2...

    Phil, I'm with Alon.  In my case, I'm pretty sure I had like 125 TP at the end of last season.   Could you please credit my account?  cool

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
    Recent Entries
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    474 - 130 - 134 (0.730)

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    6 League Titles
    4 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    4 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday September 30th, 2012 - 08:47:58 PM GMT
    TP?

    I am fully aware I may be talking utter nonsense now, but something strange seems to have happened to TP.

    Besides Ollies TP bonus I think that I had a lot more TP at the end of last season that did not carry through to this.

    I fully accept my memory may be faulty as it was quite a while between seasons but if anyone could check up what my TP was at the end of last season I would appreciate it.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday September 30th, 2012 - 06:53:40 PM GMT
    Morale Part 2

    ...further to Oli's point...

    ...and where is my morale bonus?  I haven't read the rules, but I'm pretty sure with all those playoff wins I should have like a .75 morale bonus or something?  I think that sounds right.  Right?  cool

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Sunday September 30th, 2012 - 01:01:28 AM GMT
    morale

    Where has my bonus gone ???

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday September 29th, 2012 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 3:
    Captain Iceland - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WWw)
    Essex Supreme - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)
    Barcelona FC - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwD)
    Asteria Kromatos - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WdW)

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
    Recent Entries
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Saturday September 29th, 2012 - 05:01:38 PM GMT
    The usual nonsense...

    I was going to say that John had a point...then came the unfortunate "Nickleback" incident in United.

    I like the idea of a cap of maybe a Robin Hood rule, but I'm usually in the minority on these things.

    Compo should watch out for the Woodpeckers.  I think they've been saving EL for him.  

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Friday September 28th, 2012 - 04:11:31 AM GMT
    Commissioner's Note

    Please be advised that there is a significant restructuring taking place at this time in the OLMEC community.  This will involve a server switch at some point during this season.  It is likely that MSWL will be on a separate server than all or most of the current OLMEC community, but this will not affect gameplay or any manager's involvement in any of the OLMEC games.  More on this as it develops....

    smiley

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Friday September 28th, 2012 - 02:59:35 AM GMT
    Steve's Photo

    Steve...next time she takes a photo make sure she knows it works like a camera, not a photocopier or scanner.  No need to press your face into the screen!

    crying

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
    Recent Entries
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 11:59:13 PM GMT
    That explains it all

    She loves you!!

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
    Recent Entries
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 10:53:35 PM GMT
    that picture

    my fiancee took it on her iPad

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
    Recent Entries
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 08:57:57 PM GMT
    Anti Olmec pictures

    Never mind the anti compo code, which by the way didn't work this week as we beat the dragons, a team we never normally do well against!!

    Who allowed those photos of Steve to get past the sensor, boy oh boy no offence Steve but that is ugly!!! Good luck with your personal trainer!

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 04:22:55 AM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through September 26, 2012:
    AK(25) BFC(25) BSM(10) BOS(10) BOA(5) CI(10) GS(25) HAS(10) MP(15) MLB(25) MT(25) RFT(20) SCO(10)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 League Titles
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 03:43:31 AM GMT
    Auctions and Schedule

    There were some managers who mentioned to me a couple of seasons ago that they would prefer having some earlier auctions.  Starting last season, I took the first two auctions of the year and made one a pre-season auction and one an "opening day" auction.  The third auction, I think, sort of falls right where it was previously scheduled. 

    I'll post a season long schedule including all the auctions in the near future.  If you prefer a different schedule, let me know and I'll be glad to consider that.

    In other news, referees were recalibrated and reassigned a few moments ago.  This should only affect SCO, as they are the only team to submit a match 3 lineup to this point.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
    Recent Entries
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    170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 12:49:33 AM GMT
    Ditto

    I agree Steve. With the first 2 auctions close together, I expected the 3rd auction to be tonight... not having it for 3 weeks seems very odd.

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
    Recent Entries
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 - 12:12:12 AM GMT
    Auction 3

    Seems a long way off. I expected it to be tonight.

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
    Recent Entries
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    76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
    Wednesday September 26th, 2012 - 08:00:43 PM GMT
    Don't cap me bro !!

    I generally agree with Alon on capping resources and he shouldn't necessarily be penalized for having so much cash stashed away, but a couple things

    a) CPs are undervalued in the preseason meaning there's still a lot of cash floating around especially for top teams.

    b) We should not be forcing teams to spend cash already in the bank

    c) If we had a robin hood rule which was also very high, say 5000k, it's something most teams would not breach and arguably unnecessary - but it would prevent teams from stockpiling cash so high that having cash becomes irrelevant. Alon could spend his revenues this season and still have a ton of cash "stockpiled". Me? Just used the reserves to go from 11th to 4th in the division on T17. Can't stockpile. Different strokes.

    Thanks
    John

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Wednesday September 26th, 2012 - 07:45:38 PM GMT
    re:The argument against capping

    Wow!  And we just tied our last match againt Alon!    ;)

    I do agree with Alon here, the cap does not really achieve anything other than limit a manager's strategic options...

     

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
    Recent Entries
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    474 - 130 - 134 (0.730)

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    6 League Titles
    4 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    4 MSWL Cup Titles
    Wednesday September 26th, 2012 - 04:38:17 PM GMT
    The argument against capping

    MSWL is essentially a game of balancing resources.

    We have to decide which players to spend CP and TP on and which to let waste away.

    We have to balance our EL as we cant use our best players in every game.

    We need to decide what to spend our money on.

    Bank Balances are simply a way of saving resources from one season to the next.

    It allows one to have different approaches from season to season such as the option of a genuine rebuilding season where one tries to save resources now to use in future seasons.

    One of the beauties of the game is that managers are in different stages of their teams life cycles at different times.

    Removing the ability to hoard money just removes one of the balancing options available to managers thus simplifying and dumbing down the game.

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 11:35:45 PM GMT
    My photo

    Nothing wrong with it, apart from the ass stood in front of me.

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 04:37:06 PM GMT
    Finally!!!

    So after at least 9 defeats to the Gauteng Shooters we finally get a draw!  (How do we see the whole history of our matches?)

    And it is no small feat considering that it is the first game of the season.  So we are very happy, even more because we were down 2-0 and we were visiting them!

    Now we just expect to run out of luck...

    We do need to add that we got 2 players on the last auction and they make our team so much deeper. (haven't check our T-17 rank but I know it is still not good...)

    Cheers!

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 04:30:31 PM GMT
    Anti-coding proof!

    Just look at Steve's photo!!!!

    wink

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 03:02:10 PM GMT
    Trade: MP - MT

    MP sends 80k to MT for Rodolfo Rodriguez (6/10 GK)

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
    Recent Entries
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    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 01:57:31 PM GMT
    uh

    I'm ok with anti-anyone coding as long as we can all agree that Steve's photo needs to change!

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
    Recent Entries
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 - 12:51:03 PM GMT
    anti-coding

    with all this coding:I know there's anti Turner and it's confirmed there's anti-Compo and I suspect anti-Kendal, how come MP never seem to win anything these days?

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Monday September 24th, 2012 - 08:31:59 PM GMT
    Anti Auctions

    That was the anti compo auction code the boys wrote! They forgot though that we have eyes everywhere and don't visit this and all other sites each and every hour as they try to catch us out!!

    Keep your eyes on the front page chaps it's there, the deadline for next auction is October 17th, see you there for more bargains, although now I have shown you the way there won't be any bargains to be had, lol!

     
    Mark Creasey
    Scotland FC


     
    Recent Entries
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    289 - 121 - 234 (0.543)
    Monday September 24th, 2012 - 05:32:26 PM GMT
    more auctions than matches

    I am with Oli as seems no text reminder with countdown to time in hours to next auction.

    So I missed this one too.   Guess there will be plenty more though, so no worries.

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Monday September 24th, 2012 - 02:51:33 AM GMT
    auctions

    what are the auctiondates...

    and are the reminders at the top of the page gone ?

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Monday September 24th, 2012 - 12:31:34 AM GMT
    Hahahahaha.....ha.

    He thinks we're kidding.

    indecision

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 10:09:25 PM GMT
    Incredible

    And all those years prior to joining these Football games I didn't think you guys across the pond had a sense of humour! Keep it coming! Just on the IPad otherwise a few smilies would be in this blog, great stuff.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 08:59:12 PM GMT
    Commissioner Ruling

    Regretfully, the league office has to consider disciplinary action for Mr. Sellers for his violation of confidential league matters.  The Compo Confidentiality Clause is a significant part of daily operations in MSWL and undoubtedly other OLMEC leagues as well.  Al has apparently forgotton Rule #2 of MSWL:  Thou shall not speak of Compo Club.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 05:00:06 PM GMT
    Dont you just love him!

    Thanks Al, its your wit and humour that gives me hope from week to week to get through these tough and difficult times, when the chips are down i think of you!wink, Good bad and Indifferent ,Olmec has always had it in for me but that new season olmec anti compo code really kicked in the other dayblush

    Good luck to all this season and oh by the way did you see that sweet little auction pick up this time around? Noenlightened, well let me remind you, a MA 13 age 2 for 1k, not bad ehyes.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
    Recent Entries
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 03:48:14 PM GMT
    I'll Say It If No One Else Will

    Compo, folks aren't giving you a straight answer on the auction situation.

    Like many great managers in the past, you've now been identified as one and put on "the list".

    Thus, there are now anti-Compo rules in the game.   How will this show up?  Let me provide you with some examples from the, until now, little known anti-certain managers code.

    1) You might win an auction and not get the player or CP/TP.  Why not?  Well there was an accounting error.

    2) Why did you not get the 0/6 FW you should have in the draft and instead an unlisted 0/1 FW?  An accounting error.

    3) Why does it seem like you outshoot your opponents and should win 2-0 and lose 1-nil?  You guessed it...an accounting error.

    In short, this league (if not the world) is out to get you.

    Enjoy your MSWL Season.

    cool

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 10:38:49 AM GMT
    [SPOILER] Get it

    Yes I understand now we are reviewing auction 2 but I thought we were talking about auction 1', thanks to all, hey rob how lucky we're you scrapping a draw against us!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 04:47:35 AM GMT
    Bank Balances

    Now is the time to be heard on bank balances.  As I stated on the poll, my purest preference is to leave the bank balances alone.  However, in the interest of fair play and competitive balance, I am at the moment looking at some form of tax upon bank balances above a certain amount to be levied later in the season.  Exactly what the tax will look like is still being formulated, and your input is appreciated.  For starters, I would say that the "certain amount" is 3000k and the date "TBD" is probably at the end of the regular season and prior to the start of the Cup. 

    The time for participation on the subject is now.  No decision is yet final.  All thoughts are welcome....

    enlightened

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 03:12:51 AM GMT
    HAS

    Good point...if Carl gets it....

    cheeky

     
    Carl Oakes
    Hollywood All-Stars


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 02:55:09 AM GMT
    CP Confusion

    I get it Phil.
    Why can't everyone else wink

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 02:05:38 AM GMT
    CP

    None of the parties bidding on the CP lot could add the lot to their resource total without exceeding 50 CP.  Therefore, none of the bids were legitimate bids and would have been disqualified.  Only one team could have bid in this auction for the CP lot:  John Holden's RFT.  If Simon's team would have only had 45 CP rather than 46, they could have succeeded in their bid and, since there was no other qualified bidder, his bid would have been reduced to a very successful 1k.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 - 01:06:30 AM GMT
    Cp auction confused

    Yes Rob I understand that, however I bid 311K, the winner won it with a bid of 409k, where in all that is the bid of 1k? Sorry that's why I am confuesed, however this session I get it 1k for MA level 13 right bargain, thnaks

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 11:46:27 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through September 22, 2012:
    BFC(10) BOS(10) GS(10) KIN(20) MLB(25) RFT(20)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 10:48:18 PM GMT
    MP Requalification

    We had an issue arise regarding player requalification this week.  There is no requalification of MP players in MSWL.  Wiki is out of date on this subject.

    Apologies for any inconvenience on this topic.

    Thanks, everyone, and best wishes to all but KIN in today's season opening matches!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 09:24:33 PM GMT
    Commissioner Ramblings

    We'll have to reconsider offering CP in early season auctions....

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 08:40:45 PM GMT
    Simon's Confused...

    Simon,

    You have 46 CP currently - that precluded you from winning the 5 CP lot because it would have put you over the limit of 50. However, if you only had 1 fewer CP (45), then you would have won the lot wiht the minimum bid of 1k!!

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 05:10:53 PM GMT
    Confused

    Sorry Alon, re you referring to my bid for cps because I am confused! Not hard I know but please explain because to me I wouldn't have got 5cp for 1k?

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - 04:38:20 AM GMT
    Aye, Alon...

    And perhaps gives some of us thought when it comes to how many CP to buy in the preseason if another 4 or 5 CP slate comes up in the first auction next season.

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Friday September 21st, 2012 - 09:37:10 PM GMT
    Trade: MT - ES

    MT sends 125k to ES for Roque Saenz Pena (4/14 SW)

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
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    Friday September 21st, 2012 - 07:02:36 AM GMT
    Simon almost scores big

    Interesting what happened with the CP auction.

    If simon had 45 CP instead of the 46 he does have he would have gotten 5 more cp for 1K.

    That would have undoubtedly been the best auction purchase ever.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Friday September 21st, 2012 - 05:10:58 AM GMT
    Commissioner Ruling

    This week's auction resulted in a team exceeding the CP limit.  A team may not exceed 50 CP at any time, and the auction acquisition put the winning bidder's team at 55.  So, regretfully, the team's purchase has been refunded and the CP removed.  Additionally, every team bidding on the CP lot also would have exceeded 50 CP by winning this lot, so there is no qualifying "runner up" to recevie the prize. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience to the winning bidder.

    Beware that a similar situation may exist for bids in Saturday's auction.  A lot of 3 CP is available.  It is possible that many teams (in fact, every team) may qualify for this bid after matches are run and CP used.

    Thank you!

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    Thursday September 20th, 2012 - 02:22:38 PM GMT
    Kittens add respect to Tigers

    With the addition of brothers 2/15 MF Fluffy Kittens and 3/17 WG Sleepy Kittens, the Furious Tigers added a little bit of respectability.

    "We'll be able to run out a top 11 of players who have a SL greater than 10 now," said Tigers manager John Holden. "We've got a couple stars but are desperate for depth."

    While CP investment in these players is unlikely the addition of the players makes the Tigers season out look a little rosier.

    "We expect to be in the mix for the spoon," said Holden, "but at least now we've got a bit more on the depth side - there are a couple other teams which have worse depth problems and these two players will allow the team to be competitive in more matches."

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Wednesday September 19th, 2012 - 10:02:16 PM GMT
    Trade: RFT - CI

    RFT sends 100k, Cameron Brown (3/24 SW) to CI for Theo Walcot (2/22 MA)

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday September 19th, 2012 - 05:05:14 AM GMT
    Cup Draw Participation

    The following teams receive Cup Draw Participation through September 15, 2012:
    AK(25) BFC(25) BOA(25) HAS(25) MWW(25) MLB(25) PRV(25) RFT(25)

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday September 19th, 2012 - 05:02:14 AM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through September 18, 2012:
    AK(5) BFC(10) BB(10) BSM(10) BOS(10) CI(15) ES(10) KIN(15) MP(25) MLB(25) MT(25) PEX(10) SCO(10) SSG(25)

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
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    Monday September 17th, 2012 - 10:00:45 PM GMT
    SL 40

    We're going to see it this season.  MLB's FW Shellhamer is starting this year at SL 30, thanks to careful training/coaching and holding out at the SL 29 midseason limit for two seasons.  Since he's already at the max SL loss (SL 30+ at midseason), there's no reason that pumping a full 10 CP into him as fast as possible isn't the best plan possible to get every point of value from the player this year.  I'm really glad that the starting SL of apprentices was dropped, so this doesn't become a common sight in MSWL.  Shellhamer started at 0/10, coming on in the first auction of season 19.

    SL 40.  Sheesh.

     
    James White
    Essex Supreme


     
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    Monday September 17th, 2012 - 08:14:14 PM GMT
    Undisputed best manager

    Nice bit of bait you flung out there Mark but I'm not biting.

    I mean who really cares what one of the 3 most unpleasant managers in MSWL thinks , I've actually met Mark and his wife, and can tell you its not true she isn't blind at all !!

    Like I say I'm not biting . . . . .


    cheeky

     
    Mark Creasey
    Scotland FC


     
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    Sunday September 16th, 2012 - 08:08:21 PM GMT
    MSWL's three best managers

    You say the nicest things Al.

    But including Essex Supreme in best 3.  James White?  REALLY !?!

     

    wink

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Sunday September 16th, 2012 - 04:31:05 PM GMT
    Group of Death...

    I see that my Memphis Pharaohs have been once again put in the Group of Death.  Looks like an early exist for us against MSWL's three best managers.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Sunday September 16th, 2012 - 11:47:24 AM GMT
    Cup draw

    GROUP B

    1. SSG
    2. SCO
    3. CI
    4. BB

    The one time I am not present at the draw and we get a tough draw. CI and SCO and a Dutch matchup against Leon.Training for the regular season is the best we can do.

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Sunday September 16th, 2012 - 01:09:23 AM GMT
    Trade: BB - RFT

    BB sends Russel Westbrook (2/23 SW) to RFT for 4 TP, David Bulow (1/15 FW)

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Saturday September 15th, 2012 - 11:16:34 PM GMT
    Great...

    Wonderful Cup draw for our side.  Cannot wait to watch the second round from the sidelines. 

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday September 15th, 2012 - 09:13:01 PM GMT
    Season XXII

    There is an auction scheduled for Wednesday, September 19!  See the auction list on the front page or the transactions page for bids...

    Matches will begin Saturday, September 22 at the usual time...

    Participation bonus is underway....

    Check your rosters and team page for accuracy on off-season updates (resources, draft player, cuts, and team nickname)...

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Wednesday September 12th, 2012 - 09:36:20 PM GMT
    Ok, who was selling the cheap old guys for 5k?

    Now trade window opens and the ads go away...

     
    OLMEC
    Commissioner


     

    Wednesday September 12th, 2012 - 05:53:11 PM GMT
    Trade: AK - CI

    AK sends 2k to CI for Eureka (7/7 FW)

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    332 - 158 - 233 (0.568)

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    Tuesday September 11th, 2012 - 11:56:07 PM GMT
    Change teams

    Is my team that bad.... nobody wants to swap teams with me ?

    Now if thisnt a reason to beat everybody this season !!!! ;D

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Tuesday September 11th, 2012 - 08:17:43 PM GMT
    What Al really meant...

    CAN YOU !@#$@ OPEN THE TRADE WINDOW RIGHT @#%@% NOW?!?!?

    (you know Al...)

    ;)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday September 10th, 2012 - 03:38:11 AM GMT
    Al

    That's Commissioner Demeritus, to you....

    crying

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Sunday September 9th, 2012 - 03:05:35 PM GMT
    Trade Window

    When does the Trade Window creak open?   I'm sure I could read the rules, but as a manager I don't have to.  I'd prefer to drive the commish crazy by asking questions about things that have been painstakingly written by the commish.  And I don't have a long attention span...SQUIRREL!...what was I talking about.

    Back to the point here...once the Trade Window opens are there respectful managers out there who would like to sell some players to me at the Commissioner Emeritus discount?  cool

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Sunday September 9th, 2012 - 07:48:50 AM GMT
    @Leon, again

    Just did mine. Had used the Shift-F5 but it did not show.

    Received a mail from Phil that is was reset and the rest is history.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Sunday September 9th, 2012 - 07:47:15 AM GMT
    @Leon,


     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Sunday September 9th, 2012 - 12:27:01 AM GMT
    The Guvna...

    Is Phil back from "lunch with the Governor" yet?

    blush

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Saturday September 8th, 2012 - 08:49:02 PM GMT
    preseason

    Just completed the CP purchase 2 hours ago! Mark, you sure it isn't there? Try hitting 'shift-F5'.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Saturday September 8th, 2012 - 08:16:16 PM GMT
    Tabs

    Still no tabs. Maybe sending CP orders by mail?

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Thursday September 6th, 2012 - 09:53:28 PM GMT
    pre season

    all done for me but that was three weeks ago and yes Oli it has dissappeared"!"!

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    Thursday September 6th, 2012 - 12:33:14 AM GMT
    Twilight Zone

    I feel like I´m in an episode of the Twilight Zone !!!!

    Where isthis tab thingy....

    and when I tried to Logout and log back in (just to see if that was the problem) I couldn´t !!!!

    So Houston we have a problem......

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 - 04:42:25 PM GMT
    Tabs, Elements and CP... oh my!

    I had no problems purchasing my pre-season CP. 

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 - 12:40:03 PM GMT
    tabs

    I've done mine but I can't find the page anymore

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 - 05:54:00 AM GMT
    Tabs

    Sorry Phil,

    It seems Holland is as unlucky as Argentina, because I don't see it either. It just isn't there....

    The last tab on the transactionsscreen is the 'change nationality' tab.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 - 03:37:24 AM GMT
    CP

    The fourth tab on the blue bar at the top of this page is "TRANSACTIONS."  Click that.  Then, go to the last element on the list of selections (on the far right) that you see on that new page.  The last element is "preseason."  Click that.  Then, you'll see a drop down box that will allow you to buy CP.....

     
    Mike Hernandez
    Pehuajo Expos


     
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    60 - 52 - 99 (0.408)
    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 - 02:44:23 AM GMT
    Preseason Tab

    Sorry, perhaps is me.

    My age, my illness, my argentinian personality, I don't know... but, I can't see the Preseason Tab in Transactions.

    Thanks

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Thursday August 30th, 2012 - 05:25:14 AM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through Playoff/Pre-season Press:
    AK(10) BFC(35) BB(25) BSM(20) GGD(5) MP(25) MLB(100) MT(20) NYT(10) RFT(5) SSG(35)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday August 27th, 2012 - 07:23:21 AM GMT
    Schedule

    Brian,  (and others)

    Kevin Martin and I just spent the past 48 hours building a community theatre set that is spiraling out of control.  Actually, Kevin is the builder.  I'm just Igor skulking around gathering pieces of lumber.  This has prevented me from putting together the draft this weekend.  I hope to do it Monday and set a return deadline of one week.

    Then the season starts rolling from there.

    Thanks!

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Saturday August 25th, 2012 - 09:15:07 AM GMT
    Compos Tps

    Possible not Al, but I wouldn't wish to put you all to shame!!!

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Friday August 24th, 2012 - 10:04:13 PM GMT
    Compo and TPs

    With Compo's massive managerial skill does he really even need ANY TPs?

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Friday August 24th, 2012 - 07:30:07 AM GMT
    Draft?

    Phil...Curious when the season schedule of events will be posted (e.g. draft, game schedule, etc)?

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 - 06:43:59 PM GMT
    Tps

    Arggh,that bisto moment, when it's all worth waiting for, thanks Phil look forward to getting back those lost Tps soon.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 - 04:54:46 AM GMT
    TP's

    There were some updates to the site while you were sleeping.  There's still 34 TP's, but I need to reset that item for you...

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 - 07:00:58 PM GMT
    TP's

    Well spotted. I must also have missed it.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 - 05:36:55 PM GMT
    Tps

    Yes it's ugly Brian, by the Phil we used to get 34 Tps what's happened? I guess as I have been asleep since I missed the vote to reduce to 20!

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Tuesday August 21st, 2012 - 07:54:20 PM GMT
    Oh, Right

    ...that's what post-season aging looks like! Ooch.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    Thursday August 16th, 2012 - 08:25:24 PM GMT
    Pre-season

    Thanks Phil for holding up the pre-season thingies wink

    Holiday has ended today, so i can shift focus to my olmec teams.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    Thursday August 16th, 2012 - 08:23:11 PM GMT
    Re: Holland

    Simon,

    You were very close to my hometown, Delft (next to The Hague). It is nice to hear that you had a great time.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday August 15th, 2012 - 04:29:21 AM GMT
    MSWL

    I'm just waiting for one more slug to slither back from holiday.  I'm clearing time for my pre-season prep this weekend.

    Phil

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Saturday August 11th, 2012 - 02:34:19 PM GMT
    Holland

    We went to duinrel a eurocamp in wassenaar, ten days and I think we did very well it rained and thunderstorms at night time, daytime lovely and warm and distinctly hot on some days, amerstam we had a great day out, but the highlight was Leiden, Kinderdijke on a Saturday with all the windmills turning and then Gouda, we wished we had longer there, but would definitely return.

    All the people were very friendly and it is right what they say Leon, your nation is the tallest in the world.

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Saturday August 11th, 2012 - 07:31:18 AM GMT
    Holland

    Tell me Compo, what places did you visit in my homecountry? And you think the weather has been great here then I don't wanna know how weather is like on your island ;)

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Friday August 10th, 2012 - 11:54:37 PM GMT
    Weather forecast

    I think the weather forecast is better for the end of August and into September so be prepared for more holidays to come yet!!!!

    By the way Holland was fantastic and the weather was great, awesome time we all had.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Friday August 10th, 2012 - 11:31:00 PM GMT
    [SPOILER] Compo's Back? Have I won the 1st Division yet?

    Its only a spoiler for people who are in utter disbelief that Compo is back and its only August 10th...I thought this was a one month Holiday sir?!?!?

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Friday August 10th, 2012 - 09:55:58 PM GMT
    Back now

    hi Phil, back now from holidays thanks for the delay much appreciated!!

     
    Peter Babcock
    Gauteng Golden Dragons


     
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    81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
    Wednesday August 8th, 2012 - 03:38:33 PM GMT
    ANYONE HOME

    TAP TAP, Phil you still with us ?

    When we kicking off ?

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
    Sunday July 29th, 2012 - 10:54:48 PM GMT
    Let's get it sorted !!

    Anyone else ready for some MSWL action to start up?

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Friday July 13th, 2012 - 01:52:26 PM GMT
    MT ready

    I don't know if we'll be ready but we'll be here...

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Thursday July 12th, 2012 - 04:06:32 PM GMT
    SSG ready

    SSG is ready for the upcoming season. With me as manager ofcourse.

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Wednesday July 11th, 2012 - 03:27:39 PM GMT
    Compo & His Holidays

    Now I understand why this league seems to run one season per calendar year: Simon is ALWAYS on holiday!

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Tuesday July 10th, 2012 - 06:16:13 PM GMT
    Oh Yes on two counts

    Oh Yes Division 1 look out and Oh yes holidays, lovely coming soon, please defer the kick off until after the 5th August as we are away from the 25th July to the 5th August, Holidays we love em!!

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Tuesday July 10th, 2012 - 06:08:43 PM GMT
    Ah no...!

    We demand a recount!!!!  

    ;)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    Tuesday July 10th, 2012 - 05:24:44 AM GMT
    FINAL RESULT

    Steve's answer is correct, but his analysis is suspect.  Al's MP team is 5-0 and advances by throttling all challengers in this competition.  AK is second with two wins and a draw, and a goal differential of -3 (10 GF, 12 GA).  Congratulations Al and Steve!  Now, we have two teams vying for the final promotion spot in Division I:   BFC and MT.  Both teams have two wins, a draw, and two losses for seven points each.  However, the second tie breaker is "goals scored" and the teams are not equal.  Simon's BFC team has six goals scored, while MT only has five.  BFC promotes to Division I.

    I believe there was an error on one of the early tables, following match 48.  The goal differentials were all accurate, but the GF/GA was off by one goal each, because I recorded the AK/BFC match as a 1-1 draw rather than a 2-2 draw for the purposes of the table.  That probably accounts for Steve's miscalculation (my error, not yours, Steve).

    So, congratulations to MP, AK and BFC for punching their ticket for Division I next season!

    cheeky

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    Monday July 9th, 2012 - 06:33:33 PM GMT
    Season Start

    I've been in the desert for two and a half weeks, and my head is still spinning!  I want to sit down and re-calculate all the numbers to make sure that Steve's numbers are correct and to double check that my tables were accurate all along.  I hope to do that soon.  That is intentionally vague, and I apologize for that....sort of.  smiley  I'll try to run these numbers and get things rolling soon.  At least to confirm the final table for the playoffs.....maybe tonight.

    Phil

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday July 8th, 2012 - 10:28:37 PM GMT
    Compo's Holiday...

    Phil please ensure you give Compo PLENTY of notice on the new season...I feel he may have one of those mandatory 5-week vacations coming on any day now...  cool

    (and no, I never get tired of talking about the above topic!)

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Sunday July 8th, 2012 - 09:58:33 PM GMT
    Season start

    Could be a long wait then!! The able would be nice Phil, you seemed to medicate that they would be posted by now, Steve reckons BFC are a first division outfit now! Holy mackerel are you all sure!!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday July 8th, 2012 - 09:57:46 PM GMT
    Season Start

    Al does not get a trophy.  I let the managers in the promotion/relegation playoffs vote on this one, and it was 5-1 to the negative.

    I've just returned from vacation.  I need to reset the league for the new season.  League-wide e-mail to go out shortly.  Peter, I would estimate an Aug. 1 start.  Details to follow....

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Saturday July 7th, 2012 - 02:37:59 PM GMT
    Season Start...

    Peter I think the season starts after they give me my trophy!  cool

     
    Peter Babcock
    Gauteng Golden Dragons


     
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    81 - 47 - 88 (0.484)
    Saturday July 7th, 2012 - 02:10:45 PM GMT
    season start

    does anyone know when the season starts ?

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    460 - 172 - 261 (0.611)

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    7 League Titles
    1 MSWL Cup Titles
    Sunday July 1st, 2012 - 01:47:48 PM GMT
    Our trophy...

    I want to congratulate all the teams in the recent "best teams in MSWL" competition that wrapped up a couple days ago.

    It was refreshing to see other managers, out of respect, show up with their B and C teams to allow us to win all the games.

    In addition, Phil, where can I pick up my 1st division trophy that I presumably won on Wednesday night?

    Mr. S

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    149 - 86 - 117 (0.545)
    Saturday June 30th, 2012 - 10:13:29 PM GMT
    [SPOILER] yes

    Three teams finish with 2 wins and a draw to finish 2nd to 4th. We have a -3 GD, BFC and MT have -4 and the same number of goals. The 3rd tie breaker is head to head which favours your team, Simon. Unfortunately, Jay, your team came 5th and are relegated.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Saturday June 30th, 2012 - 08:36:03 PM GMT
    Promotion relegation

    Thanks willy for the compliment but as yet like Jay I am to quite sure what I have achieved yet, but two wins a draw is a result in itself for BFC! But does it get us promoted?

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday June 30th, 2012 - 04:24:36 AM GMT
    Spoiler

    Jay, I'll post a table tonight.  I wanted to hold off until all had checked the results.  I think...you're down.  No worries.  Like Arnold, you'll be back!

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
    Friday June 29th, 2012 - 11:28:30 PM GMT
    Promotion/relegation?

    Can anyone tell me/us who moves up, who moves down, who stays the same?

    Not sure I grasp the box that I've seen being updated in the blog.

    From what I think I see, I finished in 4th place. So...my guess is that I stay in Div. 1.

    Jay, NYT

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Friday June 29th, 2012 - 07:38:35 PM GMT
    Unbelievable...

    How did we miss this promotion is incredible... Congrats to BFC on a great comeback...

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    Friday June 29th, 2012 - 06:52:26 AM GMT
    Vacation

    I am currently on vacation, but will update the tables and reset the totals in preparation for the upcoming season when I have a few minutes.  Congratulations to the promoters.  Looking forward to the upcoming season.

    Phil

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday June 27th, 2012 - 11:00:23 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 51:
    Barnsley Brewers - MVP #5: 25k (DWw)
    Barcelona FC - MVP #7: 25k (WdW)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Sunday June 24th, 2012 - 04:30:26 AM GMT
    MSWL Playoff Update

      W D L GF GA GD PTS
    MP 4 0 0 16 1 15 12
    AK 2 1 1 5 4 1 7
    MT 2 1 1 5 8 -3 7
    NYT 1 1 2 3 6 -3 4
    BFC 1 1 2 4 9 -5 4
    BB 0 0 4 4 9 -5 0

     

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Saturday June 23rd, 2012 - 07:40:58 AM GMT
    MSWL Playoff Picture

      W D L GF GA GD PTS
    MP 3 0 0 11 1 10 9
    MT 2 1 0 5 3 2 7
    AK 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
    NYT 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
    BFC 0 1 2 3 9 -6 1
    BB 0 0 3 4 8 -4 0

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Sunday June 17th, 2012 - 09:30:22 AM GMT
    [SPOILER] Playoff Update

     
      W D L GF GA GD PTS
    MP 2 0 0 9 1 8 6
    AK 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
    MT 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
    NYT 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
    BFC 0 1 1 2 7 -5 1
    BB 0 0 2 4 6 -2 0

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Friday June 15th, 2012 - 06:21:42 AM GMT
    MSWL PLAYOFF TABLE

      W D L GF GA GD PTS
    MP 1 0 0 6 1 5 3
    AK 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
    MT 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
    NYT 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
    BB 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
    BFC 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Thursday June 14th, 2012 - 04:59:24 PM GMT
    [SPOILER] Predictions

    I predicted the outcome of the first round of the playoffs. All matches have the same winners as I predicted.

    That is a first.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday June 13th, 2012 - 03:07:53 PM GMT
    Division I

    Aw, don't worry about it, Leon.  My team isn't good enough for Division I, but has managed to stay there for several seasons!

    crying

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Tuesday June 12th, 2012 - 07:20:24 AM GMT
    Marc

    Thnx smiley

    As my team isn't ready for 1st division football it would be better to stay in the 2nd for one more season. That would definetaly put some extra rivalry into the game, for us that is wink
    But you might know me a little by now, I never settle for less then the maximum feasible. So don't you start planning ahead on festivities around the rival matches coming up yet! devil

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    Tuesday June 12th, 2012 - 03:45:50 AM GMT
    Point for Marc

    Just seeing if anyone was paying attention!

    wink

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Monday June 11th, 2012 - 09:21:02 PM GMT
    RE: Commisioner Comments

    If EL has been reset to 0 and DP reset to 10 there will be no matches played next wednesday. All players have failed their fitness tests and all players are suspended??!! This could crash Olmec i think!

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Monday June 11th, 2012 - 09:10:35 PM GMT
    Welcome to...

    Leon Permentier.

    Will we face each other in the same division? Adds some extra rivalry to the game.

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Sunday June 10th, 2012 - 06:53:19 PM GMT
    toys

    Thanx Phil!

    I just tested the new toys and it seems to work perfectly :) The toys can be found under the update bio bottom. Looking forward to get this thing started!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday June 10th, 2012 - 06:53:11 AM GMT
    Commissioner Comments

    MSWL Playoffs are set and will commence Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 5:00 US Central. The six teams involved are: AK, BB, BFC, MP, MT and NYT. Lineups are being submitted as we speak.
     
    The rules remain the same for this playoff round. Each team plays the other one time on neutral turf. Top three are in Division I, the remaining three are in Division II. There is no coaching or training in the playoffs, and the teams will not earn match income. Any team, however, may be awarded participation money for journal and blog entries, whether they are in the competition or not. EL and DP have been reset to 0 and 10, respectively, and all suspensions have been pardoned.
     
    The playoffs will conclude on June 27. It is my expectation that the OLMEC sites will experience some downtime in July or early August for upgrades. And, speaking of upgrades, you may now find MSWL at the following location: http://olmecfm.com:81/mswl/index.php
     
    There are some new additions to the OLMEC pages. Managers now have the capacity to enter their own manager photos, team logos, and team banners. You will receive only one warning about this: Graham’s professional contacts are aware of his OLMEC work, and may visit the sites from time to time. Any abusive or obscene conduct related to any of these graphics will not be tolerated. It may result in your removal from the game. Widespread abuse will cause the task to be returned to the individual commissioners. In fact, there’s a little button on my commish page... Smile So, feel free to work with these items. My only request is that team logos change infrequently.
     
    There are other items new to the page, and I hope you’ll stop by during the playoffs to check them out. Things look a little different in places, but all easily understood and all changes for the better. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
     
    I anticipate gathering as a group in August to begin MSWL pre-season activities. Please let me know if you are not able to return for the upcoming season.
     
    And, on that note, it is with great respect that I announce that David Blair is taking a leave of absence from MSWL and other OLMEC activities. David has been a great competitor and contributor in the evolution and development of this game. We certainly wish him all the best, and he is welcome to return at any time. Leon Permentier, whom you may recognize from other OLMEC games, will be assuming the duties at BB at this time. Welcome, Leon!
     
    Please stop by the MSWL page during the playoffs and have a look around.
     
    Phil

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Wednesday June 6th, 2012 - 04:51:55 AM GMT
    Hi guys

    As David is taking a sabbatical I was asked to take care of his team, BB for a while.
    I know I have big shoes to fill here, specially with 5 crucial first matches coming up. I'll do my best angle

    Most of you already know me from other leagues, I haven't seen any new names under the coaches tab.
    So,...erm,....just wanted to say hi.

    Hi.

     
    Leon Permentier
    Barnsley Brewers


     
    Recent Entries
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Wednesday June 6th, 2012 - 04:51:48 AM GMT
    Hi guys

    As David is taking a sabbatical I was asked to take care of his team, BB for a while.
    I know I have big shoes to fill here, specially with 5 crucial first matches coming up. I'll do my best angle

    Most of you already know me from other leagues, I haven't seen any new names under the coaches tab.
    So,...erm,....just wanted to say hi.

    Hi.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    COMMISH


     

    Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 - 02:32:47 PM GMT
    Match Comments and Lineup Comments

    Hi Guys,

    I think I have found the source of a matchviewer problem on the new site.

    It seems to be related to Apple iPhones and the way it's browser submits text.

    If you could please make sure that you use a non 'Apple' browser to enter match comments and lineup comments for the time being.  Also refrain from formatting text in these places.  Emoticons and the like might also be causing a problem.

    I have also activated the lineup reminders for this league..

    Cheers.

    Adam

     

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Thursday April 5th, 2012 - 06:35:20 AM GMT
    Playoffs

    Sorting the OLMEC Cup participants as we speak.  Promotion/Relegation playoffs to begin in the near future.  Watch the mailbox for details....

    smiley

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Wednesday April 4th, 2012 - 12:58:17 PM GMT
    So

    I think that there are the play offs to come yet Brian!!

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
    Recent Entries
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    34 - 19 - 33 (0.506)
    Wednesday April 4th, 2012 - 10:24:20 AM GMT
    So...

    What is the status of this season and/or the upcoming season?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

    Team Trophy Case
    2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 - 03:12:25 PM GMT
    Conclusion of Press season

    With those bonuses below, that concludes press money to be handed out for this season.

    Fear not!  Those who wish to continue to post (as all are encouraged to do) will be noted and granted off season rewards in a collective sum to be tallied as we look to the start of next season.  This will also encompass the Promotion/Relegation Playoffs.  Though you get no match revenue from those clashes, there is still opportunity to earn some extra spending cash through participation income.

     
    OLMEC



     

    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 - 03:08:23 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through March 15th to 22nd:
    AK (5) BFC (15) BB (8) BSM (10) BOS (15) BOA (5) CI (8) GGD (8) KIN (25) LPT (5) MP (10) MLB (25) MT (25) NYT (10) PRV (5) SSG (15)

     
    OLMEC



     

    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 - 03:06:09 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through March 8th to 15th:
    AK (5) BFC (15) BB (25) BSM (5) BOS (18) CI (10) KIN (15) LPT (5) MP (20) MLB (25) MT (25) PRV (5) RFT (20) SCO (10)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 - 01:20:17 AM GMT
    MSWL Cup

    Congratulations to spoilerspoilerspoiler on winning the MSWL Cup!  A shame I didn't get to the sportsbook in Vegas to place my bet!

    Details to follow to your inbox soon for the migration of MSWL to Adam's new digs.  Great season to all!  I'm sure our Press Commish will have a bonus out shortly!

    After migration, expect promo/relegation playoffs soon after....

    Again, congratulations to spoilerspoilerspoiler!

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday March 21st, 2012 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 46:
    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #11: 25k (wDW)
    Bay State Minutemen - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwW)

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Wednesday March 21st, 2012 - 08:31:30 PM GMT
    Final match of the season

    We at SSG had high hopes during the MSWL Cup. These hopes were mainly focussed on getting through the group stage. We did that with a great performance. But after reaching the second round it all went downhill.

    Now we face the commish, MLB, and as Olmec always likes the commish we will not get much out of the match.

    Hope that everyone will be here next season. It is fun to compete with all of you.

    Enjoy the last match of the season (not for the playoff teams though).

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 - 03:15:28 AM GMT

    Following Wednesday's Match, our league site will be moving.  The official date for the MSWL transition is March 26, and further information will be posted here and sent to your mailbox so that we all wind up in the same place when all is said and done.

    smiley

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
    Recent Entries
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    246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

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    2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
    Monday March 19th, 2012 - 05:05:41 PM GMT
    Final matches

    Rob,

    1st KIN v MP (.25 morale bonus for winner, .15 for 2nd)

    3rd BB v PRV (.1/.09)

    5th CI v LPT (.08/.07)

    7th BOA v BOS (.07/.06)

    9th GGD v GS (.06/none)

    11th AK v BSM (.05/none)

    13th MT v SCO (.04/none)

    15th MLB v SSG (none)

    17th BFC v RFT (.05/.04)

    19th AYR v ES (none)

    21st NYT v PEX (none)

    23rd HAS v MWW (none)

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
    Recent Entries
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    170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
    Monday March 19th, 2012 - 04:03:11 PM GMT
    Final Battles

    Anyone have a listing of what places the final matches are fighting for? Just beating Ian is victory enough for me, but it would be nice to know if I'm playing for 12th or 8th... or something altogether different.

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday March 17th, 2012 - 11:00:35 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 45:
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #8: 25k (WWd)
    Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #5: 25k (WWd)
    Essex Supreme - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wwW)

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    160 - 114 - 192 (0.466)
    Friday March 16th, 2012 - 03:25:37 PM GMT
    EL and injuries...

    I have to confess that I think I know why we are having our best season @ MSWL...

    We learned that a player with EL 4 CAN play and is very unlikely to get injured...  Before this season I would never start a player at that EL level... (unless I had no option, but then they would never play the whole game...).

    So this triggered the thought that maybe the injury risk based on EL going negative during a match should be higher...

    To be honest I think that I should have gotten some players injured (as in bad injuries) this season but I've been lucky...

    (You know what's going to happen now that I opened my (big) mouth!!!)  indecision

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

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    1 League Titles
    Thursday March 15th, 2012 - 04:46:46 AM GMT
    FINALS!

    Matches 45 and 46 are the end Jay.  If you're showing a 143, ignore it.  That was an attempt to fix the match 43 issues earlier.  So, there are TWO matches left.  Enjoy!

    cheeky

    Oh, and matches are scheduled and referees are calibrated.

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    286 - 219 - 333 (0.472)
    Thursday March 15th, 2012 - 04:41:00 AM GMT
    When does the cup end?

    I keep thinking that the match before "143" or whatever is the last. So I play my guys to close to negative EL.

    When are these rounds over?

    Jy/NYT

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday March 14th, 2012 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 44:
    Captain Iceland - MVP #8: 25k (dWw)
    Scotland FC - MVP #5: 25k (wWw)

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
    Recent Entries
    Team Record
    170 - 80 - 177 (0.492)
    Wednesday March 14th, 2012 - 09:54:39 PM GMT
    Fitness Coach

    Gotta say, my initial thought to a fitness coach in MSWL is that I am against it. I think we have the exact opposite problem - managers are too easily able to run their star players in -3, -4 EL in matches and getting away with little-to-no injuries. Being able to run players that far into the ground, and then being able to have a Fitness Coach boost them back up above and beyond the +4 only seems to exacerbate the problem in my opinion. 

     
    David Blair
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    88 - 85 - 206 (0.344)
    Monday March 12th, 2012 - 08:00:32 PM GMT
    Brewers ramble!

    Come on, give me a bit of space to go on about the Brewers in this amazing season for MSWL's perennial "bottom dogs".  cool

    As the incoming manager of this sorry bunch last season (and it seems a lot longer), I have been trying to bring some respectability to the team. This season we are in the mix for the playoffs for the 1st division but it doesn't matter if we get there. Better another year in the 2nd getting better equipped for the top teams than go up too early - but we will try nevertheless.  wink

    But this season's Cups have been eventful as well. In the AP Cup we finished runnersup in the section only to lose the last 16 game to Providence by 2-1 against the run of play (their GK was MOM). The MSWL section we finished in 3rd place as one of the "lucky losers" and then in the last 16 won through v Stockholm Science Geeks, and then in the last 8 we sneaked into the Semi Finals after scoring 2 goals inside a minute to win 2-1 overall v BOA

    Not very convincing wins in either round, I agree, and now after a slim 1-0 away win @ the Boss's Memphis Pharaohs we stand on the brink of an unheard of first ever Final for the long suffering fans....surprise

    If we make it, well and good, but if not then it means Al will be in with a chance of winning something for his squad after what seems to be around 15 winless seasons, and I would have no problems with that - honestly!  smiley

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Sunday March 11th, 2012 - 07:00:34 AM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 43:
    Barcelona FC - MVP #6: 25k (Wdw)
    Pehuajo Expos - MVP #3: 1 TP (dWw)
    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #10: 25k (dWw)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
    Recent Entries
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    325 - 173 - 377 (0.470)

    Team Trophy Case
    1 League Titles
    Saturday March 10th, 2012 - 11:18:39 PM GMT
    Match 43

    There seems to be some issue with Match 43.  There have been troubles with Match 43 since it was first scheduled and then rescheduled.  The OLMEC authorities have been notified and proper action will ensue...stay tuned.

     
    Mark Creasey
    Scotland FC


     
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    Saturday March 10th, 2012 - 10:18:04 PM GMT
    fitness coach idea

    Hats off to Mr Blair.  I find myself nodding in agreement with idea of hiring a "fitness coach"



    Caveat: It's gone 10pm local time though, and I'm on my 6th can of the box of 8.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Saturday March 10th, 2012 - 09:51:26 PM GMT
    Barnsley's simple path to the final...

    Please have another glass or two and then adjust your lineups Mr. Blair...its the only chance we have.   cool

    MP has not won anything in the past 15 seasons and I don't see that changing this season.  We've made it this far in a sort of charity scenario from our fellow managers.

    Take it easy on us Mr. Blair!  

     
    David Blair
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Saturday March 10th, 2012 - 09:12:16 PM GMT
    Willy has a good idea...

    Buying ELs - seems a silly notion - but the way forward is to engage a "fitness coach" - hire him like a player in an auction or an apprentice.

    The better ones can add 1 EL to 1 or 2 players or 2 to one player specifically - the ideas are boundless - must be the red wine I am going through at the moment, asa result of the "worst team in MSWL history" reaching the MSWL Cup Semi Finals.

    And would people stop playing the "MP has not won anything in 15 seasons etc" as if I am going to let them win. Heck, I have a chance, albeit slim, of being a winner with the Barnsley Brewers - achieving immortality - definitely the wine!!!

    Don't worry, I only drink to forget - problem is I have forgotten what it is I am trying to forget...

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Friday March 9th, 2012 - 02:45:37 PM GMT
    I know...

    We are not in times when the olmec software is getting updated but it would be a good and simple addition to be able to buy a few EL points (they should be expensive!) and be able to apply them like to 1 or 2 players per week and only one point at a time.

    This would add another level of strategy to EL management.

    Obviously this kind of ideas come to mind when you look at my rosters' EL levels...  HELP!  surprise

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Thursday March 8th, 2012 - 04:54:35 PM GMT
    WHERE?!?

    Where is the poll where we vote for what team Peyton Manning is going to play next season????

    wink

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday March 7th, 2012 - 11:00:36 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 42:
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #7: 25k (dWw)

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
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    Tuesday March 6th, 2012 - 05:36:56 PM GMT
    Press bonuses

    Expect two more periods of press, after match 44 and after match 46.  That will wrap up our regular season.  I'll have to confer with the Godfather regarding press returns in the Phil McIntosh Invitational (i.e. the promotion/relegation playoffs - which MLB has rudely decided not to attend this season).

     
    OLMEC



     

    Tuesday March 6th, 2012 - 05:32:59 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through now. Date and time stamped on posting.:
    AK (15) BFC (23) BB (15) BSM (25) BOS (25) BOA (25) CI (21) GGD (5) GS (5) KIN (15) LPT (8) MP (15) MLB (25) MT (15) NYT (25) PRV (10) RFT (25) SSG (25)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday March 5th, 2012 - 05:48:35 AM GMT
    Referees

    Match 43 is reset for consolation teams, and referees have been recalibrated.  Check your lineups if you've already prepared them for upcoming matches.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday March 5th, 2012 - 05:35:44 AM GMT
    Match 43

    There was a scheduling problem with Match 43, and it was showing that the matches were run.  They weren't.  The matches were deleted and I'll reschedule them shortly.

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    Monday March 5th, 2012 - 02:17:42 AM GMT
    Session 43 AWOL

    Need to enter lineups for both Wednesday and Saturday at the same time this week and noticed Session 43 has gone missing, at least in the consolation bracket !!

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Sunday March 4th, 2012 - 08:21:37 PM GMT
    And...then I went NMR...

    After my half tribute half rant, I actually forgot to do my lineups.

    Sorry and boooooo.

    Jay/NYT

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Saturday March 3rd, 2012 - 03:34:12 AM GMT
    What matters and what doesn't

    Hello, comrades.

    What matters: Our condolences to Phil and the family over the loss of Clyde and Calvin. Cats are awesome in their classy displays of affection, as we all know (or should), and these two fine fabulous feline fellows must surely have been two truly top cats. In addition, Phil is clearly an excellent cat daddy.

    What doesn't (as much anyway): NYT has not won a match in more than a month. That's pitiful. At this point, just scoring more than a goal a match would be nice.

    Jay/NYT

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Friday March 2nd, 2012 - 05:53:01 AM GMT
    BSM v. SSG

    Let the rivalry begin!

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    Thursday March 1st, 2012 - 09:50:12 PM GMT
    Inconsolationable

    Richmond fans were pleased to see a rare three-game winning streak which led to the team's first MVP in quite a long time, given the recent reincarnation.

    More importantly is the opportunity provided by the 1 TP earned through the MVP, as young striker David Bulow will now be able to max out his skills - a bright future for this club after a rebuilding season.

     
    Marc de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Thursday March 1st, 2012 - 08:38:42 PM GMT
    Has this ever happened?

    We have played BSM this season during the AP Cup group stage, during League play and now also during MSWL Cup.

    Does this happen often in MSWL? For me it is a first.

    This might result in a rivalry.

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday February 29th, 2012 - 11:00:32 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 40:
    Memphis Pharaohs - MVP #5: 25k (Wwd)
    British Over Achievers - MVP #5: 25k (dWw)
    Barcelona FC - MVP #5: 25k (wWw)
    Richmond Furious Tigers - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (wWW)

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Wednesday February 29th, 2012 - 04:17:46 PM GMT
    Legends

    Phil,

    Clyde and Calvin have made it to true legends in MSWL history. Their absence will be greatly missed.

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    Tuesday February 28th, 2012 - 09:00:54 PM GMT
    500 miles

    Sad to hear about Clyde and Calvin.  Condolences to you and your family Phil.

    I can remember when they were asked about their faith in their general manager (Phil) and in MLB, and their response was like this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nyQgbk4VBE&feature=related

    Their input in the MSWL has been greatly appreciated and the MSWL will miss them. 

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Tuesday February 28th, 2012 - 03:29:34 AM GMT
    Announcement

    Here's a post that's long overdue.  Not a happy one, but I think most of you will appreciate its importance from my perspective.

    Anyone who has been within earshot of MSWL within the past two decades knows that my teams are managed by two cats, Clyde & Calvin.  Calvin passed away during the summer, and unfortunately Clyde followed shortly thereafter.

    He was completely healthy to the end, but last October he came to the door acting unusual. Not ill, but really loving. When cats get to a certain age, and they know their time is near, they’ll often slink away and go in peace. I’m honored that Clyde came by to say goodbye before he left. I suspected something was up, but I’m grateful that I got to spend those moments before he left.

     
    The strange part is that it wasn’t uncommon for Clyde to disappear for a few days at a time and we wouldn’t even give it much thought until he reappeared that he was away. But on this occasion, when I came home from work the next evening and he wasn’t there to greet me....I knew right away.
     
    So, a tip o' the paw to a pair of great pets who became a part of MSWL history!
     
     

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Saturday February 25th, 2012 - 11:54:39 PM GMT
    NYT-AR: Just Awful

    I'll take up some space here so the summary on the home page doesn't become a spolier.

    OK, should be good.

    But even still, I won't say much for now except it was unclear which team wanted the match less.

    Both stalled, both played lineups with under 50% SL.

    if I were a fan at that match, I'd be storming the box office for a refund.

    Jay/NYT

    P.S. My previous blog entry was typed when I was sleepy, not drunk. Really.

     

     

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday February 25th, 2012 - 11:00:36 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 39:
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #6: 25k (WWW)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday February 25th, 2012 - 10:45:32 PM GMT
    MLB Lineup

    Two things for Missouri's lineup today.  Do to my own EL "management," there are only fourteen EL-eligible plyers for this match.  As I set the DP to zero for every player individually prior to the start of the MSWL Cup, I inadvertantly deleted Juan Bandito from the roster.  As a 6/4 DF, he was fairly inconsequential, but I have returned him to the roster as I should have done right away.  That still leaves us one player shy, so we are listing a negative EL player our fifth sub.  I don't think there's any issue with that, and another source didn't recall anything as well.  If anyone recalls differently, please let me know and I'll make a quick switch.

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    Saturday February 25th, 2012 - 09:46:10 PM GMT
    MSWL Cup

    Looks OK to me, Phil. Not had decent internet connection for a couple of days so hadn't been able to check before.

    Funnily enough, Al, we wanted to finish 2nd rather than 1st to avoid a possible match with MP and be in the same half of the draw as BOA, CI and SCO. I'm not sure I've played as low as 32% very often in my Olmec career.

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Saturday February 25th, 2012 - 06:10:20 AM GMT
    Thanks for rules help!

    Much appreciated. So, 2-1 ir is...mostly.

    I think I'll be losong/wasting SL next match in order to spare some EL.

    Oh, welll. Live and never learm.

     

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Friday February 24th, 2012 - 05:59:39 AM GMT
    MSWL Cup Continued....

    Matches are scheduled for the first KO Round of MSWL Cup and the group matches of the Shield competition.  Beware that referees for matches 41-44 will change as the KO teams advance and those games are assigned officials.  

    MSWL SHIELD GROUP A;  AYR, BFC, HAS, NYT.

    MSWL SHIELD GROUP B:  ES, RFT, MWW, PEX.

    If anyone notices any errors, speak quickly.  I'm a groggy froggy, and there could be an error lurking in the shadows.  For now, I'm off to bed.

    A final note:  matches are set to run at the regular time Saturday.  If we're running short of managers, I will consider extending the deadline for 24 hours.  But don't count on the extension.  Saturday is Micki's 2nd birthday, and also Mizzou vs. Kansas basketball, so my attention may be required elsewhere. 

    Thanks for your patience, everyone.  Achoo.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Friday February 24th, 2012 - 03:47:54 AM GMT
    KO Rounds

    Going to give this another go tonight.  I have a cold and just feel lowsy.  And drowsy.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Friday February 24th, 2012 - 01:38:05 AM GMT
    KO chart

    Read across.

    PRV plays MLB.
    BOS plays AK.

    The winners square off.

    David,

    BB does indeed play SSG. You'll get BSM if both BB and BSM win their matches.

     
    Allan Sellers
    Memphis Pharaohs


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 10:01:21 PM GMT
    Ian found the website again..

    As always, its great to see that Ian found the website...

    We were a little sneaky in group play in the MSWL Cup...and it actually worked!!!   cool

    We WANTED 3rd (or 1st, but 1st wasn't going to happen with SSG and LPT the better teams)...and we got it with enough points.

    JPW has some soul-searching to do with the lineups we threw at him and his lack of goals.  We played an SL 5...that's right...

    AN SL 5

    ...against him and for 120 of the 180 minutes in group play and allowed 0 goals.

    So we play Gauteng...but its not the painful Gauteng.   We will still probably lose, but only by 3 goals a game...in fact Kevin Martin just made us 3-goal underdogs in both contests.

    Congratulations to Mark (or Marc?) for winning the group...and congratulations to James for winning 2nd and getting the other Gauteng.   cool

    Oh and Ian...WHERE are my new "Comrade Jay" images/posts?  You are (sigh) once again letting me down.

    Mr. S

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 09:42:06 PM GMT
    KO Chart

    Should that chart RobP posted be read vertically or horizontally?

     
    Ian Lindsay
    British Over Achievers


     
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    358 - 158 - 243 (0.576)

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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 07:35:52 PM GMT
    KO Correction

    So where are NYT in the KO draw? I don't see them...

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 06:44:28 PM GMT
    That is for the first time

    GROUP F 
        TEAM   W   D   L   GF   GA   GD   PTS 
     1.   Stockholm Science Geeks   4   0   2   14   10   4   12 
     2.   Liverpool Tigers   2   3   1   10   6   4   9 
     3.   Memphis Pharaohs   2   3   1   8   8   0   9 
     4.   New York Trashtalkers   0   2   4   3   11   -8   2

    This is the outcome of the group stage. I finally won something...not much but it is a start.

    Go Geeks Go!

     
    David Blair
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 04:16:09 PM GMT
    Ooops - KO draw.

    What an idiot I turned out to be - I read the draw originally across not down - thought BB was playing SSG, not BSM  wink

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 04:08:08 PM GMT
    KO Correction

     

    PRV MLB   CI SCO
    BOS AK   GGD MP
             
    KIN MT   BOA BSM
    GS LPT   SSG BB

    The GGD match should be vs MP, not MLB.

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 07:30:00 AM GMT
    MSWL Cup

    Excited for the start of the "Sweet 16" round.  However, if BSM is indeed playing BB, we have a difficult road ahead; David's team looks much stronger on paper than does ours.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 03:43:56 AM GMT
    KO

    Except for the part with MLB in there twice....

    cheeky

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday February 23rd, 2012 - 01:35:18 AM GMT
    KO Table

    Here's how I see it...

    PRV MLB   CI SCO
    BOS AK   GGD MLB
             
    KIN MT   BOA BSM
    GS LPT   SSG BB

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 - 11:10:03 PM GMT
    KO Rounds

    I'll try to hit these and get them set up later tonight.  If anyone wants to get a head start and post them, be my guest.  I'd like Steve Turner to confirm whatever we put together.  Thanks, guys.  Goal is to play the first match on Saturday.

     

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00:40 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 38:
    Scotland FC - MVP #4: 1 CP (WWW)
    Captain Iceland - MVP #7: 25k (Dww)
    Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #8: 25k (Wdw)
    Missouri Legal Beagles - MVP #3: 1 TP (Dww)
    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #9: 25k (dwW)
    Stockholm Science Geeks - MVP #3: 1 TP (WWW)

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
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    246 - 100 - 131 (0.621)

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    Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 - 05:24:56 PM GMT
    Phil's Mantra

    You can never have too many GKs.  Or in Ian's case, you can never have too many GKs named after Phil.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Tuesday February 21st, 2012 - 11:13:08 PM GMT
    Hide Your Women, Hide Your Keepers!

    Cuz C-Ball's on the loose! 

    For those that don't remember, or weren't paying attention, towards the end of the league campain, C-Ball and I made an interesting trade. From the Mythos, I sent 2/28 GK Pandora to PRV and in exchange, C-Ball sent 3/34 GK Alydar plus a decent sum of cash to BOS. The interesting part of this was that C-Ball did not have more CP to max out Pandora, but Alydar was useless to him as he was making a push to stay out of the playoff zone and Alydar had ~ -10 EL at the time. I accepted the trade knowing that BOS's fate was sealed in league play, but Alydar could prove vital to the team in the MSWL Cup.

    Flash forward to today and Alydar has been a big reason why the Mythos are in 2nd place in the group and moving on to the knockout stage of the MSWL Cup.

    How is C-Ball faring? Well, his Waterfires squad currently sit in a very precarious #1 position in their group, where they could drop down to #3 if things do not go their way. Why is this particularly bad for C-Ball? Well, it seems that in his ruthless and draconic managerial style, he has managed to drive another star GK into a disastrous injury. Poor, poor, pitiful Pandora. She was expecting to be subbed off in the 2nd half of the match with MT, but was shocked to find herself still between the pipes when, in the 64th minute, she went to move for a crossing ball, and BLAMMO - torn MCL. Out for the rest of the season. At -3 EL at the time of the injury, she suffered a -34 EL injury for the statheads out there. 

    Morale of the story? Hide your GKs from C-Ball! PRV is death to GKs!

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Tuesday February 21st, 2012 - 10:28:23 PM GMT
    Dilema...

    Our usual dilema at this stage...  We are in poor EL shape but if we loose we are likely to be out.   But if we go for it we then are a gimmie for the next round.

    We are going to have to risk it!!!

    At least our rival has virtually no GK...  devil

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    Monday February 20th, 2012 - 11:19:51 PM GMT
    Permutations

    GROUP A
    All to play for here. Scotland plays Ayers Rock with the Tricolores taking on Providence. Scotland can't finish first and Providence can't finish last because of the way the games shake out. Ayers Rock-Scotland should be considered a playoff game by all involved, but a draw and two-goal loss for Montevideo against Providence would put the Uruguayans out. Providence possibly moves into the third place zone with a Scotland and Montevideo win, but have qualified.

    GROUP B
    Barcelona need to win their last game and get help (BOA lose, Essex lose) to go through as third (and then on goal differential). Captain Iceland are through as top, Boston are through as 2nd. Pehuajo cannot advance.

    GROUP C
    Richmond are out despite only a -3 goal differential and play group leaders Asteria, who have qualified and will finish at least 2nd. Barnsley and Gauteng look good to go through and a draw would likely place both teams into the sweet 16.

    GROUP D
    A three-goal win could put Bay State through top over Kirksville but the interesting game involves Essex, who really need to beat Hollywood in order to have a chance of advancing. Hollywood are out.

    GROUP E
    Gauteng Shooters are through, and both Missouri and BOA's positions are tenuous. However neither team plays each other and both will probably go through with victories. Anything less and they could be the team on the third place cut line. Marblehead are out.

    GROUP F
    All three top teams look good to go through, though Memphis needs to pick up a point to make sure of qualification. New York are out.
     

    Third place table
    Memphis    8  0
    Barnsley   7 +2
    Ayers Rock 7 -3
    British OA 6 -1
    Essex      5 -2
    Barcelona  3 -5
    


    Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final 4 Final Final 4 Elite 8 Sweet 16
    PRV/MT/AYR vs
    MLB/BOA/ES/BB/GGD/AK
          CI vs
    PRV/MT/AYR/SCO
    BOS vs
    AK/GGD/BB
      RFT

    (do not ask how)
      AK/BB/GGD vs
    LPT/SSG/MEM
       
    KI/BSM vs
    PRV/MT/AYR/SCO/BAR/AK/GGD/BB

     

      MLB/BOA vs
    BSM/KI
    GS vs
    LPT/SSG/MP
      LPT/SSG/MEM vs
    BAR/AK/GGD/BB/ES

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Monday February 20th, 2012 - 10:25:44 PM GMT
    JPW

    Jay, it's a 2:1 rule for MF to DF, and also for FW to MF.  Your MF cannot, as a general rule, outweigh the DF by more than double the DF SL, and the same is true up front....FW cannot exceed double your MF.  The rationale behind this rule (wow, I can still recall this discussion with Al circa 1992) is that the players upfield are ineffective without playmakers behind them to advance the ball forward.

    As Simon says, L and EC apply the rule from DF to FW but ignore the MF.  In those cases, FW SL cannot be more than double your DF SL.

    Hope that helps!

    On a side note, when Jay does get a grasp of the rules....we're all toast.

     

     
    Kevin Martin
    Kirksville Invertebrates


     
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    Monday February 20th, 2012 - 09:38:08 PM GMT
    Old Man JPW

    These games started as play by mail, if I recall league history correctly.  Then they switched to PBEM - play by e-mail, once that became a feature of life that everyone had decent access to.  MSWL rules haven't changed a whole lot since the snail mail days.  Managers keep getting better looking though.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Sunday February 19th, 2012 - 02:09:08 PM GMT
    Line up rules

    Hi Jay, I recall it is 2-1 ie midfield cannot be more than twice the defence and forward cannot be twice more than midfield

    Of course different formations some times rule that not correct for ex,aple long ball doesn't take into 2-1 midfield forward, however I am talking of memory however go to wiki and see common rules and then tap on match resolution and that will show you all you need to know, you will need to select the item that you need for example Team ratings is what you are after.

    On a separate note how have you been playing these games on the Internet for twenty years? Di not the Internet existed twenty years ago, seem to recall my play station 1 being the only thing around then, of course I can remember the original Atari bat and ball game but that's another story!

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Sunday February 19th, 2012 - 01:55:36 AM GMT
    Lineup rules question: 2 to 1 or 3 to 1?

    Seriously, while I've been playing for 20 years, I've never been able to remember. And can't seem to find it in MSWL wiki rules or whatver the rules link take me to.

    Any help?

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday February 18th, 2012 - 11:00:35 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 37:
    Ayers Rock - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (WdW)
    Barnsley Brewers - MVP #4: 1 CP (wWD)

     
    OLMEC



     

    Thursday February 16th, 2012 - 10:13:50 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through 16 February 2012:
    AK (25) BFC (25) BB (11) BSM (20) BOS (25) BOA (5) CI (25) GGD (10) GS (18) KIN (20) MWW (10) MP (15) MLB (25) MT (18) NYT (23) PEX (5) PRV (5) RFT (25) SSG (25)

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    Thursday February 16th, 2012 - 05:44:56 PM GMT
    Third place table after four games

    F Stockholm  6  -3
    D Essex      5   3
    E Missouri   4   4 
    C Barnsley   4   1
    ------------------
    A Ayers      4  -4 
    A Scotland   3  -1
    B Barcelona  3  -1
    C Richmond   3  -2
    B Pehuajo    2  -5
    E Marblehead 1 -13
    F New York   0  -8
    D Hollywood  0 -11
    

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday February 15th, 2012 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 36:
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #5: 25k (Wwd)

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    Wednesday February 15th, 2012 - 04:05:26 PM GMT
    Match 36

    Tonight match 36 will give us a last chance of getting anything out of this group. We need a win so bad, we probably loose the match. When will we get through the groupstage and into the final round in stead of the losing round.

     
    Jay Patrick Wilkins
    New York Trashtalkers


     
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    Sunday February 12th, 2012 - 01:48:24 PM GMT
    NYT vs, MP's SL 5 GK...

    (Dupe from post-match report comments)

    My team STINKS!!!! How do we not get a single shot the entire match?! Are SL < 30 FWs just useless nowadays? We. Lost. To. An. SL. 5. GK. Embarrassing!!

    JPMAMW, CEO/CFO/COO/GM/HC, NYT

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday February 11th, 2012 - 11:00:38 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 35:
    Captain Iceland - MVP #6: 25k (wDW)
    Asteria Kromatos - MVP #1: 1 TP + 25k (WwW)
    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #8: 25k (WWw)
    Liverpool Tigers - MVP #3: 1 TP (WwD)
    Memphis Pharaohs - MVP #4: 1 CP (WWd)

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    Friday February 10th, 2012 - 01:27:05 PM GMT
    MSWL Cup bracketology

    The Wiki rules (what I wrote) on which 3rd place teams play which other teams sometimes confuses one or two of us, so here's a different way of looking at it.

    If A3 qualifies they must play D1 and similarly F3 plays C1.
    B3 and not A3 means B3 plays D1; E3 and not F3 means E3 plays C1

    A3 and B3 means B3 plays F1 and similarly F3 and E3 means E3 plays A1

    If only one of A3/B3 and one of E3/F3 then C3 plays F1 and D3 plays A1

    Any combination not mentioned is easily worked out from these.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Friday February 10th, 2012 - 05:31:52 AM GMT
    DP Reset

    DP is reset.  Thanks for the catch, Steve.  Double check your rosters for accuracy.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday February 9th, 2012 - 01:39:09 PM GMT
    Alon

    The deal makes PERFECT sense now Alon - I only wish I had thought of it myself. I'm going to have a handful of leftover CP at the end of the season... I could've turned a little profit.

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    Thursday February 9th, 2012 - 07:34:53 AM GMT
    DP

    I've just noticed that DP wasn't reset to 0 before the MSWL Cup started.

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
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    Thursday February 9th, 2012 - 05:56:32 AM GMT
    GS-NY deal

    Just to explain to Rob why GS did the deal.

    We got about 120K per CP now and we can replace them next season at 50K each.

    If we had kept the 4CP till next season we would have only been allowed to purchase 46 preseason as one is never allowed more than 50.

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 - 11:00:34 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 34:
    Providence Waterfires - MVP #3: 1 TP (WWW)

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 - 06:46:59 PM GMT
    MSWL Cup Table

    Just take a quick look at the table after just 1 match played in MSWL Cup. The rare first place of SSG on a table is here visible. We just keep it in our minds, to remind us of things that can happen when we are fighting for the d2 title in a season or 3 cheeky

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    Sunday February 5th, 2012 - 11:17:03 AM GMT
    CI - GS transfer

    The League Championship has been transferred from Iceland to Gauteng. Unfortunatly for Alon, it will cost him 4000k to get it through customs :)

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday February 4th, 2012 - 11:00:33 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 33:
    Boston Mythos - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (wWD)
    Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #7: 25k (WdW)
    Kirksville Invertebrates - MVP #4: 1 CP (wdW)

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Saturday February 4th, 2012 - 07:27:04 PM GMT
    Additional information to Letter from SSG

    KIN, SCO, MWW, PEX and RFT might als feel the same as us.

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Saturday February 4th, 2012 - 07:24:13 PM GMT
    Letter from SSG

    Dear Olmec Head,

    Would you be so kind to alter your schedules. We, the players and staff of SSG, feel that we are being hit hard during the various cup competitions. Not a single AP Cup or MSWL Cup gave us a home-away-home-away-home-away schedule. From the moment our current manager took over at SSG the schedule during all cup competitions in group stage was away-away-away-home-home-home.

    This results in less gates for us, as we are not good in away matches. Once we are halfway the group stage, we have little to win in the group. Our fans can also see that and are not fond on coming to our ground when we are only playing to train/coach players and raise funds for our bankaccount.

    So please, give us an altered schedule from the next season onwards. That might increase our chances during cup play.

    Regards,

     

    Players and staff

    Stockholm Science Geeks

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Friday February 3rd, 2012 - 06:36:33 PM GMT
    GS-NY

    No objections, your honor.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 - 05:54:20 PM GMT
    GS -NY

    To begin with it isn't the cp you need to worry about its the Tp, 34 left over actually looking at Alons team they should all get used as he has a massive amount of players aged 1 and 0 who can be coached. Will he use them all on them though remains to be seen?
    Did a break appear?
    This IPad business is not easy you know!
    So really it's only the cash that needs to be looked at, I guess to be fair to Alon he has built it up over the years and should be able to keep it, the limits are being investigated by the cash police as we speak!
    Remember as well Jay like ,e doesn't know what he's doing!

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 - 04:48:33 PM GMT
    GS-NYT

    I have absolutely no objection to the deal, I just don't see how it makes GS better. Alon already has more K than he knows what to do with and those CP do carry over to next season - or better yet, used in the MSWL Cup to max the potential of some of his players. Curious...

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 - 05:17:59 AM GMT
    In fairness,,,

    I justt realize that I check the site very often and read every comment but I do not show my presence much.  That results in missing a lot of money by seasons end.

    Will try to fix that.  Starting now...  :)

    Cheers!

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 - 04:26:04 AM GMT
    GS-NYT

    GS has sold 4 CP to NYT for 125k each.  This deal was requested prior to the trade deadline, but I put it on hold to allow Alon to consider the possible consequences of the bank balance discussion.  At both managers' request, I am processing the trade prior to the Cup.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday February 1st, 2012 - 03:56:52 AM GMT
    There's Something About Mary

    Mary selected the names, Ian. Drew them out of a silver cup, actually.  She was watching US National Figure Skating Championships, and not really paying attention.

     
    Ian Lindsay
    British Over Achievers


     
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    Wednesday February 1st, 2012 - 12:52:34 AM GMT
    Group E

    OK so I know I missed the draw (and the much needed 50k). I did want to be there though, so perhaps I get a 25k award for being there in spirit?

    And as for the draw itself, erm...

    I don't know which person made this draw, or what I've ever done to said person to make them put me in a group like this. I'm beginning to think someone doesn't like me...

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 11:23:06 PM GMT
    MSWL CUP

    Thanks for all those who participated in the Cup draw and LIVE! chat this afternoon (and those who tried).  A good group appeared, and I think everyone had a good time.  Who knew Brian Beerman could cook?

    MSWL Cup play commences on SATURDAY, February 4.  No matches this Wednesday, but the mid-week games will return on February 8. 

    The Cup draw results are available below, or on the MSWL Cup Tables page. 

    Also, check out the poll defining the "Group of Death."

    Best wishes, gentlemen!

    cool

     
    Mark Creasey
    Scotland FC


     
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    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 10:09:04 PM GMT
    1 hour out

    My mistake, but I calculated cup draw time for UK as 10pm.    I am logged in chat page now and can see the action I missed!

    I also missed Phils helpful reminder email, and if I dont stop typing now I may miss my late supper snack too!

     

     
    OLMEC



     

    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 09:59:44 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through 29 January 2012 for MSWL Cup draft participation and league discussion:
    BFC (50) BB (50) BSM (50) BOS (50) KIN (50) LPT (50) MWW (50) MLB (50) PRV (50)

     
    David Blair
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 08:51:38 PM GMT
    Keep up the good work, Mark!

    And Mark, you will lose the 50k you know!  wink

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    337 - 177 - 336 (0.501)

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    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 08:47:18 PM GMT
    Cup Draw

    Guys,

    I cannot make it because I have to get up at 05:00 Amsterdam time (about 7 hours from now). Hope the draw feels with SSG and pairs us against non of the top teams.

    Think the almighty Olmec Head will now punish us with these pre-draw comments

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday January 29th, 2012 - 03:39:23 AM GMT
    MSWL CUP DRAW & Chat

    There will be a gathering in the chat room for the MSWLChat Room on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. US Central.  That is just under 18 hours from now.  Lots of open discussion about bank balances, EL injuries, and other issues to be sure.  The pre-season chat was very produtive in this regard.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.

    After our last chat, Press Commissioner Kevin Martin issued 50k to each manager who attended.  I would expect a similar act of random kindness this time as well.

    Cup matches will commence one week from today! 

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Saturday January 28th, 2012 - 11:00:37 PM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 32:
    Gauteng Shooters - MVP #7: 25k (Www)
    Captain Iceland - MVP #5: 25k (wWd)
    Montevideo Tricolores - MVP #4: 1 CP (WdW)
    Stockholm Science Geeks - MVP #2: 1 TP + 25k (DwW)

     
    John Holden
    Richmond Furious Tigers


     
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    76 - 70 - 214 (0.308)
    Saturday January 28th, 2012 - 08:03:59 PM GMT
    Bank Balances

    I generally agree with Alon's post, but I do think there needs to be some sort of upper limit, a number like 6000k which would be rarely breached, so teams can only hoard money up to a certain point.

    I am also a fan of equally redistributing whatever the cash above this number to the rest of the league, or at least Division 2 teams.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Friday January 27th, 2012 - 04:17:01 PM GMT
    MSWL Cup Draw

    MSWL Cup Draw will take place on SUNDAY, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. US Central time.  I hope all can attend.

    Cup matches will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2012.  There will be no change in the structure of the Cup this season.

     
    Oli Sigurjonsson
    Captain Iceland


     
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    Thursday January 26th, 2012 - 08:03:36 PM GMT
    Bank Balance

    Am I just confused, but was the 5000k cap rule already in place, as well as a cap of 50 CP/TP ?

    Congrats to both Gauteng managers for the success in the league.  We still have a couple of days to admire the league trophy before we give it back to you Alon :D

     
    OLMEC



     

    Thursday January 26th, 2012 - 06:13:18 PM GMT
    Participation Bonus

    The following teams receive Participation Bonus through 26 January 2012. Happy Australia Day!:
    AK (25) AYR (10) BFC (25) BB (19) BSM (25) BOS (18) BOA (15) CI (20) GGD (18) GS (25) KIN (25) LPT (21) MWW (6) MP (12) MLB (25) MT (25) NYT (18) PEX (10) PRV (16) RFT (10) SSG (25)

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    172 - 130 - 240 (0.437)
    Thursday January 26th, 2012 - 05:10:51 PM GMT
    2nd Division Title

    Well done to Gauteng for securing the division two title last night it was always going to be an uphill battle to try and dislodge him. Great division to be in this season and all we can hope for at BFC is a reasonable play off position and to do ourselves proud.

     
    Rob Peterson
    Boston Mythos


     
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    Thursday January 26th, 2012 - 03:01:10 PM GMT
    BOS - PRV Trade

    There's nothign to worry about in regards to the BOS-PRV trade. I could go into some details about our discussions that ultimated led to the deal that we made, but that might be giving too much away. =)

    While not technically eliminated from the relegation playoffs, it would have taken a minor miracle for BOS get out of last place. A decision was made to accept automatic relegation and plan the rest of the season solely with the MSWL Cup in mind. As a result, BOS will have a +6 SL edge over PRV in the GK department. That is very significant in my book. BOS's strength is with the FW line, weakness with the DF line. Having that much better of a GK is our only chance at being competitive in the MSWL Cup.

    BOS will also have the better GK for next season as well. Starting next season, PRV's GK will be 3/24 and BOS's will be 4/28.An important factor here is that PRV has zero CP to put into the GK this season to increase the starting SL for next season. Assume both managers pump 10 CP into the GKs before MSA, PRV will have a 3/30 GK after MSA and BOS will have a 4/33. That's a slight edge to BOS.

    PRV gains the advantage *after* MSA in the following season. After next season's PSA, PRV will have a 4/25 GK and BOS will have a 5/26. That's pretty much dead-even. So after MSA, PRV's GK will take the lead.

    Add on top the fact that 300k went into the BOS coffers and I fail to see how BOS was "duped" in this deal. From a straight "trade" stand-point, I think BOS got the better end of the deal. From a "season-saver" standpoint, PRV's season was clearly saved as, without a GK, they surely would fall into the relgation playoff zone and now they control their own destiny in the last game. 

     
    Mark Boland
    Ayers Rock


     
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    339 - 150 - 234 (0.573)

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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 10:06:45 PM GMT
    Trade Deadline

    Maybe this deadline needs to be moved further from the end of the season. The recent trade between BOS & PRV is an example. PRV boss plays hard and fast with EL ending up with a league campaign ending injury to his only decent GK.

    With 3 league games to go though he miraculously manages to persuade bottom of the league BOS to swap their no 1 GK despite still not having been mathematically relegated.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 09:47:07 PM GMT
    Trade Deadline

    The trade deadline typically occurs shortly before the final match of the regular season schedule.  Typically, this is done to prevent teams with nothing to gain/lose from tilting the rest of the table with last minute deals and acquisitions.  This is pretty common with U.S. sports.  I should have re-posted the entire schedule after my original revision prior to the start of the season.  There was an advisory in a blog post below the week of the deadline, and another advisory about 24 hours before the trade window closed.  Also, Alon, I though we referenced it in some private e-mails with you and Jay.  Again, for next season I need to post that earlier and leave it on the front page.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 09:42:09 PM GMT
    EL Bonus

    +5 EL bonus in addition to typical +4 following the final match.

     
    Ian Lindsay
    British Over Achievers


     
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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 09:15:23 PM GMT
    Cup EL Bonus

    I've not been playing this game very long and can't for the life of me remember what the EL bonus is prior to the MSWL Cup starting? Is it written down somewhere, or does anyone know? Phil? :)

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 07:44:38 PM GMT
    Balancing resources

    My view on the bank balances is I think consistent with my view on how the game is structured.

    Essentially this game is about balancing resources.

    We have to decide on allocating our money between different players we are offered ,CP and TP.Once we have a team we have to balance EL expenditure.

    The more viable options that are created on which to spend resources the more skilfull the Game becomes .Allowing a choice between spending money this season or saving it to spend in a future season seems to add to the complexity of the game as it adds a viable choice and thus makes our game more skill based.

    I thus think limitting our bank balances is counter productive as it then lessens our choices and thus limits the skill in the game.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Wednesday January 25th, 2012 - 03:36:55 AM GMT
    New Poll

    It's on the board, David.  New poll on potential bank balances.  Very interested to hear from Alon and Mark on this, as they are most likely to be affected by change.

     
    David Blair
    Barnsley Brewers


     
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    Tuesday January 24th, 2012 - 09:06:14 AM GMT
    Bank Balances?

    Is this not a question for a quick Poll?

     
    Brian Beerman
    Bay State Minutemen


     
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    Tuesday January 24th, 2012 - 08:36:44 AM GMT
    Bank Cap

    It seems that 4000k is a good starting point for discussion.

    All in favor?

     
    Alon Atie
    Gauteng Shooters


     
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    Tuesday January 24th, 2012 - 06:15:46 AM GMT
    Why has the trade window closed early.

    Going by memory I thought that the trade window only closed after the leagure finished.

    That would mean we still had this week to trade as GS were hoping to sell some CP and TP.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Tuesday January 24th, 2012 - 03:21:17 AM GMT
    Bank Balances

    Lots of chatter about limiting bank balances, but not a single manager has proposed where the cap should be?  Who will throw out the first proposal for discussion?

    smiley

     
    Peter Babcock
    Gauteng Golden Dragons


     
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    Monday January 23rd, 2012 - 01:29:04 PM GMT
    MSWL Cup

    Here is my 2 cents

    First off i dont think its right to change the format this season as some managers (like me) have planned to use those games to train players.

    As for my thoughts i like it the way it is as it allows smaller teams to get income instead of just the bigger teams getting more and more cash

    With no limit to the bank balance in this league If we go the knock out approach its going to have a HUGE negative impact on the smaller teams and the teams at the top will just get stronger and strongs  

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 10:38:12 PM GMT
    EL

    I don't think anyone is advocating for an increase in injuries to non-fatigued players.  I am hearing a rising chorus of voices, however, indicating that there should be an increase in the chance of having the "natural consequence" occur when a player continues to play with negative EL.  I will pass this on to the powers that be, but as Steve points out this is a code change.

    BUT, these things ARE possible.  I'll check it out for next season.

     
    Mark de Kok
    Stockholm Science Geeks


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 12:17:51 PM GMT
    EL discussion

    I love these types of discussions. It makes us all replying to give our opinions.

    Sure I am not the most experienced manager in this league and have not won anything (yet!).But this is how I see it.

    I feel that a higher risk on an injury when a player goes <0 on EL is a good thing. Right now I feel that the risk of an injury when below 0 is not covered completely, and might be altered.

    This makes you plan your tactics ahead. And that is what I do. As a number of managers below I also don't play my players when under EL 6. I don't want to risk an EL injury, the random injuries are not predictable. That is just bad luck.

     
    Steve Turner
    Asteria Kromatos


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 08:45:23 AM GMT
    re: EL review

    There's a number that Commishes can set for the base injury chance. In MSWL I believe this is 0 but when Al introduced it Mark set it rather too high for the first part of a season. It was causing an average of 1 non-negative EL injury per match.

    If there is to be more chance of injuris for negative EL then it needs to be written into the program separately.

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 04:56:05 AM GMT
    MSWL Cup

    There has been some discussion about the structure of the MSWL Cup.  Essentially, for this season, two options exist.  We can leave it as it is and have six groups of four teams each.  The top two of each group advance to the knockout rounds, and are joined by the top four third place finishers.  Sixteen teams advance, while the remaining eight have a playoff for places 17-24.  All teams get fourteen matches in this scenario.

    A variation of this option could reduce the knockout/playoff rounds to a single match each.  Instead of fourteen matches, each team would have only ten matches.  There's some lost revenue there, and lost opportunities to coach and train.

    The second option would have four groups of six, with the top two in each division advancing to the knockout rounds.   This actually increases the matches played, though, and seems to be contrary to some managers not desiring to lengthen the season.

    Let me hear your thoughts. 

     
    Mike Hernandez
    Pehuajo Expos


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 01:26:37 AM GMT
    Rivalry

    Yes, is true.

    Like real life :-)

    But I'm not sad. Uruguay is my second national team in soccer. In the same place of Vanuatu. No joke.

     
    Simon Compton
    Barcelona FC


     
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    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 12:16:57 AM GMT
    Division 2 spoilers

    Status Que maintained after the top three all win, now it's down to two games, mind you it took a 90th minute winner from Zaragoza for BFC!!

     
    OLMEC
    OLMEC


     

    Sunday January 22nd, 2012 - 12:00:44 AM GMT
    MVP Awards

    The following teams receive an MVP bonus after match 30:
    Memphis Pharaohs - MVP #3: 1 TP (WdW)
    Gauteng Golden Dragons - MVP #6: 25k (wdW)

     
    Phil McIntosh
    Missouri Legal Beagles


     
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    Saturday January 21st, 2012 - 09:31:23 PM GMT
    EL Review

    I need to visit with SCO manager Mark Creasey about this one.  It seems that SESL experimented with heightened risk of injury for players pressing the EL limit, and I think many managers were aghast at the result.  I'm not sure if SESL scaled back as a result or if we all adapted.  Am I remembering any of this correctly, Mark?

     
    Willy Krosnyak
    Montevideo Tricolores


     
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    Saturday January 21st, 2012 - 06:35:22 PM GMT
    re:...

    Uruguay-Argentina rivalry!  That's why I always beat you Mike...  ;)

     
    Mike Hernandez
    Pehuajo Expos


     
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