Buckets Cup Final decision – for the benefit of me and Mister D
It was meant to be the Buckets Cup final this weekend. I have decided that this will be played out in the first gameweek in which any fixtures take place – which at the moment is going to be GW32 commencing on April 4th.
There is every chance that this could change again and the restart of the season could be put back even further. If this happens we’ll keep going until we get to a gameweek in which a fixture is played.
I guess there’s a possibility we might get a heavily reduced gameweek in which, perhaps, only one or two games are played and if that’s the case then that WILL count. Those scores will be added to your overall league score – so they will also go towards the cup final score.
March Manager of the Month
We’ve had one week of March fixtures. We’re not having any more until April, so as it stands, FC Caligula have been crowned March Manager of the Month.
|Kebab Eaters Utd
|Cook Pass Babtridge
June and July fixtures?
Might there be games played in June – and even July?? I haven’t budgeted for either.
So, IF we have June and July fixtures…
My understanding is that a GW39, GW40 etc WILL NOT be created. What will happen is that GW38 will become some kind of mega-gameweek including all remaining fixtures that haven’t been played by that point. So – yes – possibilities of triple, even quadruple gameweeks for some teams perhaps?
I think that the best course of action at the moment is to award the final manager of the month prize to whoever wins May + June + July + etc….
It’s worth noting that at the moment, only two weeks have been cancelled and there are two remaining weekends in May left after the original final weekend of the season. There is also a possibility that the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League and Internationals will be cancelled completely, which opens up vacant dates to complete league fixtures. So, all remaining fixtures could yet be finished by the end of May.
No games in April?
In the case of a whole month’s worth of fixtures being cancelled and the season still finishing in May, then I could add the £30 April prize to the May prize fund. May might end up being some mega-month worthy of the increased prize pot. If June fixtures happen, I’ll simply create a June manager of the month prize and use the April prize pot. July fixtures would result in a June/July combined £30 prize.
Last Man Standing
We’ve lost two gameweeks. This screws up how the Last Man Standing competition works. So, if we commence in GW32, I’ll be eliminating the lowest scoring 6 teams. That’s 2 for GW30, 2 for GW31 and 2 for GW32. If we don’t get started again in GW32, I’ll rethink this. But for now, this is how we’ll progress.
All money refunded or held onto to pay for entry into next season’s competition. No winnings paid out.
My gut feeling is that the season will not commence in GW32, but that every effort will be made to get it restarted – and finished. I also think it’s unlikely that it will finish in May.
I’m not sure the Euros are going to happen – so the summer opens up to accommodate the completion of the Premier League, although I’ve also heard that we’re likely to hit our virus peak in 3 months time – which is mid June. Too close to the planned start of next season?
Lots of people have lots of different theories as to what could or should happen – cancelling other tournaments, cups etc and playing two games a week through the summer. But no-one knows. These are just my hunches.
It’s a very changeable situation – and remember, ultimately, Boris Johnson is in charge of this.
So yeah, we’re doomed.
There have been interesting developments regarding how the game is going to play out over the next few weeks. Rather than just freezing the game, it’s actually active.
So – if you took a hit before the Coronavirus announcement, you’ve scored -4 this week. If you do the same next week, it’s another -4.
If you had two free transfers for GW30, you could have made them. They’d have been activated. You effectively had four free transfers to pay with ahead of GW32. You could have made two before the GW30 deadline – with a chance of making two more before GW32’s deadline. It’s a mini wildcard.
If you had one free transfer, you will now have two for GW31. Make them. They’re free.
This article on Fantasy Football Scout explains a few other things regards chips, wildcards, head to head leagues and the FPL Cup.