Week 7 - Challenge
So after 6 weeks of competition we finally arrive at the final week and there’s still, *literally* everything to play for. 3/4 playoff spots are taken but anyone from 4th downwards can take the final space, throw in the battle for the top spot and it just screams excitement! I also hesitate to mention that over half of the participants involved can still finish rock bottom 😱 This shows how tight the competition has been this year.
This challenge is a joint effort between myself and @Foxy so we hope you enjoy it, but please read everything carefully!
Let’s get the basics out the way first. You have what is essentially freedom of choice, as you can choose any team from a major European league that has 38 games. This gives you the choice of any team from the top flight of the following countries:
This challenge is essentially a two-parter. There will be a set up phase, and a points scoring phase. That’s right this is the only week where you won’t be scoring points from the first match.
Instead, you will have to choose 4 players from your starting squad. One keeper, one defender, one midfielder and one striker. They must be natural anywhere amongst their position; AMC is fine for a midfielder. This is the most important decision you will make in the whole challenge expect maybe for team selection.
That is because each chosen player will have 3 targets they need to achieve to unlock their area of the pitch to score points. Until that player has achieved all 3 targets in league games you won’t be scoring any points. Once the targets have been achieved that player can start scoring you points, like so:
GK - Once your goalkeeper has reached his targets, you will start receiving 3 points for every clean sheet.
DF - Once your defender has reached his targets, you will start receiving points for goal difference.
MF - Once your midfielder has reached his targets, you will start receiving 3 points for every assist your mid gets.
ST - Once your striker has reached his targets, you will start receiving 3 points for every goal your striker scores.
So once you unlocked an area of the pitch you can start scoring points. But as soon as your chosen player has done his job and set up the next stage, he must be demoted and never used again. For the points scoring phase he must be directly replaced by a free agent. These four potential free agents will be the only signings you are allowed to make.
I understand this is a bit complicated so if you’re a bit confused please look at the spoiler for an example:
It is league games only, cup games do not count for anything in this challenge.
And finally, once/if all 12 targets are completed and every area of the pitch is unlocked, you will start receiving your league points as challenge points. So if all 4 of your nominated players have reached their targets by game 30 and you win all 8 of your remaining games you will receive a further 24 points.
These are the all important targets your 4 nominated players will have to achieve before you can start scoring points from that position.
Any team from the top division of the countries given
You can choose any GK, DF, MF and ST but they must be natural somewhere in their position
You can buy your free agent “replacements” in advance if you wish but they are the only transfers that are allowed
The replacements must also be natural in the replaced position
The defensive replacements must play in order to receive bonus points
You won’t receive any points until the position has been “unlocked”. From then on you will receive the points explained above
League points will count once all 12 targets have been reached but just from that point, league points you have got before won’t count
Cup games do not count for anything
Tiebreak if needed will be quickest to achieve all 12 targets.
Deadline - Sunday, 23rd February - 11:59 PM GMT
Good luck everyone especially those battling for the final playoff place and enjoy. Maybe I might even not fuck up the results
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