The FFA.Net Rules

Auction

  • EACH MANAGER HAS £100M TO SPEND ON HIS SQUAD AT THE AUCTION. ANY MANAGER WINNING A BID FOR A PLAYER, WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY FUNDS AT THE TIME BIDDING ENDS, MUST FUND THE PURCHASE OF THIS PLAYER BY SELLING CURRENT PLAYERS BACK TO THE BOARD. THIS WILL START WITH THEIR MOST EXPENSIVE OUTFIELD PLAYER, AND WILL CONTINUE IN DESCENDING VALUE ORDER UNTIL ENOUGH MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF THE PLAYER ORIGNIALLY BIDDED FOR. AS ALWAYS, THE MANAGER WILL RECEIVE HALF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE OF A PLAYER WHEN SELLING BACK TO THE BOARD. IF TWO PLAYERS ARE THE SAME VALUE THEN THIS WILL BE UP TO THE MANAGER TO CHOOSE WHO HE SELLS BACK.
  • WHEN THE AUCTION ENDS THEN NO MORE PLAYERS WILL BE SOLD ON THAT DAY. ANY FUTURE PLAYERS WILL BE BOUGHT AND SOLD VIA THE FORUM. THE BOARD WILL CONFIRM WHEN BIDDING ON NEW PLAYERS ATFER THE AUCTION CAN START.
  • EVERY PLAYER, INCLUDING KEEPERS WILL START THE AUCTION AT £2M. AFTER THE AUCTION PLAYERS WILL CONTINUE TO START AT £2M. IF A PLAYER IS NOT LISTED IN THE UNSOLD LIST THEIR POSITION MUST BE CLARIFIED ON THE FORUM BY THE BOARD BEFORE VALID BIDDING CAN COMMENCE.

General Rules

  • ALL SQUADS BY THE 1ST GAME OF THAT FIXTURE GROUP (NORMALLY 12.45PM OR 3PM ON SATURDAY) MUST HAVE A VALID SQUAD CONSISTIING OF KEEPER, 4 DEFENDERS, 4 MIDFIELDS AND 3 STRIKERS REGARDLESS OF THAT WEEKS FORMATION. FAILURE TO HAVE A VALID SQUAD WILL RESULTIN AUTOMATIC DEFEAT.
  • ALL OUTFIELD PLAYERS AND, FROM THE 2013/2014 SEASON YOUR GOALKEEPER, SCORE AND ONLY YOUR "TEAM" KEEPER CONCEDES.
  • EACH MANAGER WILL RECEIVE £10M AT XMAS TO USE IN THE JANUARY TRANSFER MARKET.
  • YOU MAY HAVE AS MANY PLAYERS FROM ONE CLUB AS YOU LIKE AND AS MANY PLAYERS IN YOUR SQUAD AS YOU LIKE.
  • THE BOARD WILL USE THE BBC SITE TO AWARD GOALSCORERS IN THE EVENT OF ANY DUBIOUS GOALS BBC FOOTBALL
  • EACH CLUB CAN HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 1 NON-PREMIER LEAGUE BASED PLAYER IN EACH POSITION IN THE SQUAD AT ANY ONE TIME. THIS IS 1 DEFENDER, 1 MIDFIELDER AND 1 STRIKER. ONCE THAT PLAYER SIGNS FOR A PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB, IS SOLD TO ANOTHER MANAGER OR SOLD BACK TO THE BOARD, HE CAN BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER NON-PREMIER LEAGUE BASED PLAYER SHOULD THE MANAGER WISH. A PLAYER BECOMES A PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER WHEN THE SIGNING IS CONFIRMED ON AN OFFICIAL WEBSITEOF A PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB. SHOULD, AS A RESULT OF ONE OF THEIR PLAYERS BEING SOLD TO A CLUB OUTSIDE THE PREMIER LEAGUE, A MANAGER HAVE MORE THAN 1 NON-PREMIER LEAGUE BASED PLAYER FOR A PARTICULAR POSITION , THEY HAVE UNTIL THE START OF THE NEXT MATCHWEEK TO SELL THAT PLAYER BACK TO THE BOARD. WHEN BIDDING FOR A NON-PREMIER LEAGUE BASED PLAYER, A MANAGER MUST ENSURE HE DOES NOT ALREADY HAVE A NON-PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER FOR THAT PARTICUALR POSITION AT THE TIME THE BIDDING CLOSES, OTHERWISE THEIR BID WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID.

Formation

  • EACH WEEK MANAGERS TAKE IT IN TURN TO CHOOSE A FORMATION, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PLAYERS TO FILL THAT FORMATION YOU WILL HAVE TO PLAY WITH LESS PLAYERS. YOU CANNOT PLAY A PLAYER OUT OF POSITION SO YOU HAVE 11 PLAYERS.
  • PLEASE SEE FORUM FOR MANAGERS ROTA . IF IT IS YOUR CHOICE AND YOU HAVE NOT POSTED YOUR SELECTION ON THE FORUM OR EMAILED/TEXT THE BOARD BY 10AM ON FRIDAY FOR WK-END FIXTURES OR AS ADVISED IN ADVANCE BY THE BOARD FOR MIDWEEK FIXTURES, THE SELCTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY DEFAULT TO 4-4-2 AND YOU WILL LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE.
  • POSSIBLE FORMATIONS ARE 4-4-2, 4-2-4, 4-3-3, 3-4-3, 3-5-2, 5-3-2, 5-4-1 AND 4-5-1

Posting your team

  • YOU MUST POST/EMAIL/TEXT YOUR TEAM AND SUBS BY THE EARLIEST KICK OFF FOR THE FIXTURE GROUP. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN YOUR DEFAULT TEAM BEING USED IF YOU HAVE SELECTED ONE.
  • UP TO 5 SUBS CAN BE NAMED ON THE BENCH ALTHOUGH ONLY 3 OF THESE CAN ACTUALLY BE USED DURING EACH FIXTURE GROUP. ONCE A GAME HAS STARTED INVOLVING A PLAYER THAT PLAYER CANNOT BE SUBBED IN OR OUT. THE 5 SUBS MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR TEAMSHEET, JUST STATING 'ALL' WILL NOT BE ADEQUATE.
  • YOU CAN MAKE UNLIMITED SUBS AFTER YOU HAVE POSTED YOUR TEAM UP TO THE FIRST KO OF THAT GAME WEEK, AGAIN THIS MUST BE DONE VIA EMAIL TO THE BOARD OR ON THE FORUM OR VIA TEXT TO A BOARD MEMBER. IF A FIXTURE IS REARRANGED YOUR RESULT WILL BE PUT ON HOLD. PLAYERS WHO HAVE YET TO FEATURE CAN BE SUBSTITUTED IN OR OUT AS LONG AS THEY WERE NAMED ON THE ORIGINAL TEAM SHEET. IF PLAYERS ARE SOLD BEFORE THIS FIXTURE IS PLAYED YOU WILL FORFEIT THEIR CONTRIBUTION FOR THE FIXTURE (GOALKEEPERS ARE EXCEMPT FROM THIS RULE).
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST BE PLAYED IN THE CORRECT POSITIONS AS INDICATED BY THE BOARD AT THE AUCTION OR UPON REQUEST. ANY MANAGRS FOUND NOT COMPLYING WITH DEFINED POSITIONS WILL NOT BENEFIT FROM ANY CONTRIBUTION THAT PLAYER MAKES.
  • DEFAULT TEAM - IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT A TEAM OR IT IS SUBMITTED AFTER THE FIRST KICK-OFF THEN YOUR DEFAULT TEAM, CONSISTING OF GK, 1 X DEF, 1 X MID, 1 X STRIKER WILL COME INTO EFFECT. ANY TEAM WITHOUT A DEFAULT TEAM WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE 0-5 WHEN FAILING TO SUBMIT A TEAM IN TIME.

Buying/Selling

  • YOU MAY ONLY SELL/BUY PLAYERS IN THE TRANSFER WINDOWS
  • EVERY PLAYER MAY ONLY BE SOLD 3 TIMES IN EACH TRANSFER WINDOW. THIS WILL BE INDICATED BY A * NEXT TO THE PLAYERS NAME ON THE INDIVIDUAL TEAM PAGES. AFTER THE 3RD TRANSFER THE MANAGER HAS TO HOLD ONTO THIS PLAYER OR SELL HIM BACK TO THE BOARD. AT THIS POINT, THAT PLAYER CAN NOT BE BOUGHT UNTIL THE NEW WINDOW OPENS.
  • ANY PLAYER SOLD BACK TO THE BOARD WILL BE HALF THE VALUE INITIALLY PAID FOR AT THE AUCTION OR VIA THE FORUM AND ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST £0.25M
  • ONCE A REQUEST TO SELL A PLAYER BACK TO THE BOARD IS POSTED THIS AGREEMENT IS BINDING AND CANNOT BE REVERSED. THE FUNDS FROM THIS SALE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE TEAM WHO SELL THE PLAYER IMMEDIATELY REGARDLESS OF HOW QUICKLY THE BOARD CAN UPDATE THE TEAM PAGES.
  • ONCE A PLAYER HAS BEEN SOLD BACK TO THE BOARD, THE MANAGER WHO ORIGNIALLY OWNED THAT PLAYER CANNOT REBID FOR HIM.
  • IF A PLAYER IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER TEAM, THAT PLAYER CANNOT RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL CLUB WITHIN THE SAME TRANSFER WINDOW.
  • ALL TRANSFERS MUST BE AGREED BY BOTH PARTIES CONFIRMING THE DEAL IN THE "COMPLETED DEALS" SECTION ON THE FORUM. UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN DONE THEN NO TRANSFER WILL HAVE TAKEN PLACE. SHOULD YOU INCLUDE A PLAYER THAT IS NOT IN YOUR SQUAD ANY CONTRIBUTION THEY MAKE WILL NOT BE VALID.
  • ALL PLAYERS HOLD THE VALUE THAT THEY WERE BOUGHT FOR AT THE AUCTION OR VIA THE FORUM. IT IS ONLY WHEN A PLAYER IS RETURNED TO THE BOARD THAT THE VALUE OF THIS PLAYER WILL RETURN TO £2M.
  • ANY PLAYER SOLD BACK TO THE BOARD WILL BE HALF THE VALUE INITIALLY PAID FOR AT THE AUCTION OR VIA THE FORUM AND ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST £0.25M
  • YOUR SQUADS TOTAL VALUE MAY INCREASE TO OVER £100M DUE TO DEALS INVOLVING OTHER CLUBS, THIS IS ACCEPTABLE.  HOWEVER, YOU MAY ONLY USE THE "CASH IN YOUR BANK" TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS.
  • ONCE THE BIDDING TIME FINISHES, THE WINNING BIDDER MUST HAVE ADEQUATE FUNDS FOR SAID PLAYER. ANY MANAGER WHO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS AT THE TIME BIDDING ENDS, MUST FUND THE PURCHASE OF THIS PLAYER BY SELLING CURRENT PLAYERS BACK TO THE BOARD. THIS WILL START WITH THEIR MOST EXPENSIVE OUTFIELD PLAYER, AND WILL CONTINUE IN DESCENDING VALUE ORDER UNTIL ENOUGH MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED.
  • WHEN THE TRANSFER WINDOW ENDS FOR THE PREMIERSHIP, THE FFA WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR AN ADDITIONAL 24 HOURS. NO NEW BIDS OR DEALS WITH OTHER MANAGERS ARE PERMITTED AFTER THIS 24 HOURS HAS EXPIRED. ALL EXISTING BIDS FOR NEW PLAYERS MADE DURING THE INITIAL 24 HOURS WILL RUN THEIR COURSE.
  • IF YOU BID ON A NEW PLAYER ON THE FORUM THEN BIDDING REMAINS OPEN FOR ALL MANAGERS FOR 24HOURS FROM THE TIME OF THE FIRST BID. THE TIME IS RECORDED AGAINST YOUR ENTRY ON THE FORUM.
  • LOAN DEALS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
  • YOU MUST BID IN THE PLAYER SECTION OF THE OPEN BIDS SECTION ON THE FORUM, ANY BIDS NOT POSTED IN THIS AREA WILL BE VOID.
  • YOU MAY BID FOR OTHER MANAGERS WITH THEIR PERMISSION. IF YOU ASK SOMEBODY TO DO THIS THEN THE BOARD WOULD ASK YOU TO LOG IN AS THAT MANAGER RATHER THAN YOURSELF. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RENDER THE BID VOID.
  • IF SOMEBODY ELSE BIDS ON YOUR LOG IN AND YOU WIN THE AUCTION YOU WILL HAVE BOUGHT THE PLAYER. DEALS WILL NOT BE VOID DUE TO SOMEBODY ELSE BIDDING ON YOUR BEHALF AS A JOKE. THEREFORE IT IS DOWN TO TRUST BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES WHO CHOOSE TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO RESPECT EACH OTHERS TEAMS AND BE AWARE OF EACH OTHERS BUDGETS. KEEP YOUR PASSWORD SAFE.
  • YOU MAY SELL BACK A PLAYER TO THE BOARD AT ANYTIME IN THE SEASON.

 

Published on  August 18th, 2014