|Allan (Memphis) - Saturday 11-05-05 11:35|
|I saw there were a few queries on the blog. Thus, since we're almost done with it...it seems only logical to actually publish the rules... ;-)
Sorry about the delay on that. Reply to this thread with any questions...
-3 sessions of group play: 2 games per week
-Top 2 teams per group plus the 4 best (on points) 3rd place finishers get to the Sweet 16
-Each round will be a single-game. Ties will be broken by a PK shootout (in other words no home/away set of aggregate matches).
-In the knockout round the game WILL NOT be on neutral turf. The following criteria are used to determine which team has the home match:
- group finish
- total points (group and knockout)
- total goals (group and knockout)
- best goal differential (group and knockout)
-All teams will play between 6-10 games.
-At the end of the AP cup all teams get a +5 EL bonus (so if your player plays their last game, ends at 0 EL, gets the NORMAL +4 EL after a game, then they’ll get another +5 EL so they would be at +9 to start the season). Based on all this there is little reason to tank any of your final games to “position” yourself for the league games.
-Trades can be made before and during the AP Cup. Please use the online form to transact trades. Trades should be made 24 hours before the lineup deadline.
-At the moment ALL players are eligible for trading. Once the season starts a player who is traded to a new team must appear in 5 matches for that new team before he may be traded again. A player acquired in an auction must appear on that team for 15 matches before he may be traded to a new team.
-As with previous seasons, there will be a total of (3 * number of teams) made available in auctions for a total of 72 players.
-Blowouts during the league portion of the season will cost 120k. During the AP/MSWL Cups, however, there will be a different format. If a 1st Division Team wins by blowout over a 2nd Division Team the 2nd Division side loses 80k. If a 2nd division team wins by blowout over a 1st Division team the 1st Division team loses 160k.
-A blowout is when a team wins by 6 or more goals.
-CP/TP CAN be used in the AP Cup
-DP will be cleared after the AP Cup, however any suspensions WILL carry over into league play.
-The following Morale Bonuses will be in place based on finish (and apply to next season (15))
Finish Morale Bonus
2nd Place 0.10
3rd Place 0.07
4th Place 0.06
|Phil (Missouri) - Saturday 11-05-05 13:46|
|Mark (Scotland) - Monday 11-07-05 7:44|
Quite straight-forward then.....
No, seriously, this is great and I must say how exciting the AP Cup is progressing.
(for once I will be happy to be awoken by baby during the night so I can check results early Thursday morning!)