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Guidelines

SHEETING

Sheeting is mandatory for senior teams. 
Sheeting for U23 teams is optional and a 442N tactic will be given for missing sheets

TEAMSHEETS

Teamsheets are due each week on a Wednesday and Sunday by 8pm GMT.
If you are still in the trial stage of your career, a missing sheet will result in immediate sacking. Otherwise you are permitted 3 missed sheets in a row before you are removed, or 6 throughout the season. 
In the event of a league round being entirely free of errors and missing sheets, each club will get a £250,000 bonus to their finances. 
Two errors in a teamsheet will result in a T tactic given to the team.

MIN/MAX POSITIONS

Below are the min and max allowed in each position on sheets. 

Min_DF = 3
Max_DF = 5
Max_DM = 2
Min_MF = 0
Max_MF = 6
Max_AM = 3
Min_FW = 0
Max_FW = 4

RERATES

At the end of each season the re-rater is run. These are the current rates:

1-19 = 320 50 20
20-21 = 200 30 10
22-26 = 100 5 2
27-29 = 0 0 0
30 = -50 -5 -2
31 = -115 -50 -25
32 = -215 -110 -210
33 = -300 -242 -220
34 = -475 -350 -230
35+ = -500 -475 -550

PLAYER AGING/RETIREMENTS

Players age on the 1 January every year and retire when they retire in real life at the end of the season closest to that date.

TRANSFERS

Transfers are updated weekly on a Sunday night/Monday morning. Transfers must be placed in transfer processing and agreed by both managers and done as explained in the transfer processing or your transfer may not be processed.

a) Managers may not go into debt to buy players and and transfers that would lead to debt will be cancelled by admin.
b) Transfers can not take teams above or below the squad caps and any transfer that would do this will be cancelled admin.
c) Players not in your roster (e.g. out on loan or about to sign) can be sold but you will need to ensure that the player is recalled from loan bought first in the transfer processing as deals are processed in order of placing.


LOANS

Teams may loan a maximum of two player both in and out of their squads.

SQUAD CAPS

All teams (senior and youth) must have at least 20 players on their roster. Teams must have no more than 30 players on their roster. If you have less than 20, a filler will be added to your team at a cost of £2,000,000 per week needed. If you have more than 30 players, you will have 1 week to reduce your squad size otherwise will have the player removed and auctioned. You will receive 50% of the value. If it is the last processing day of the window, a player will be removed and auctioned immediately. 

DEBT

Teams are not permitted to go into debt. If a team goes into debt they will have a player auctioned off immediately and will be docked 5 points.

MISC RULES

i) Gate receipts are earned for each match in senior games. 
In league games the home team will keep all gate receipts. 
In cup games they are shared between both teams. 
ii) Clubs will be charged wages on a monthly basis for the players in their roster. Wages will be taken once a month on last week of the month.
iii)Managers must stay at a club for 1 full season before being eligible to apply for other jobs. Only exception to this rule is if the FA invites a manager to apply for a job. 
FMFA jobs will be posted in the job centre and will have a four day application period before deciding appointment. If no applications after four days the job becomes immediate appointment.
iii)Mangers can earn F£credits which are shown on their profile. They can earn credits for doing match build-ups and reports or media stories. These credits can then be used for certain items in the FMFA Shop.


U23 RULES

Players must be 23 years of age or under and have a maximum rating of 23 on the main skill (27 for goalkeepers).
Once a player reaches either 24 years old or a rating of 24 on main skill they will be transferred to the senior squad.
Teams are allowed two players that are not U23 or are over a 24 rating on main skill in their squads at any time.  
Players maybe moved between squads by using the transfer processing on the forum.
Any team not sheeting for games will receive a 442N tactic.


CONPETITION FORMAT
The league has two divisions, the Premier Division and Division One.

Premier Division
The top 4 each season will qualify for the Anglo-American Champions League the following season. Should the winner of the Anglo-American Champions League not qualify for the following season then they will take the place of the team that finishes fourth.
The 5th & 6th place team will qualify for the Anglo-American Trophy. Should the 4th placed team not qualify for the Anglo-American Trophy due to holders taking their place then the 4th Placed will replace the 6th Placed team.
The bottom 3 each season are relegated into Division One.

Division One
The top two teams each season will be automatically promoted to the Premier League. 
Teams finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th each season will be in the play-offs for the third promotion place. 
The team finishing bottom will be reviewed by FMFA Admin and maybe replaced by another team.

FMFA Cup
All teams in the FMFA compete in this competition. 
It is a straight knock-out format with home advantage and ties that are level at full time are then decided on extra time and penalties if required.
The eight teams in the Anglo-American Competitions get a bye to the second round.
The FMFA Cup Winner will qualify for the Anglo-American Champions League. Should the winner already have qualified for the Anglo-American Champions League then the place goes to the next highest league poisition not already qualified.

FMFA League Cup
All Teams not in the Anglo-American Competitions will compete in this Cup.
It is two legs over all rounds except the final. Should ties be level after both legs then away goals will count double and if still level extra time and then penalties will be held if required.
The FMFA League Cup Winner will qualify for the Anglo-American Trophy. Should the winner already have qualified for the Anglo-American Champions League then the place goes to the next highest league position not already qualified. 

ANGLO-AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The top four teams in the Premier League qualify for the following seasons competition. If the champion of the Anglo American Champions League does not qualify through league position they will take the place of the 4th Premier Division team. These four teams will be joined by the current champions of USA (MLS), Mexico (Liga MX), Brazil (Serie A) and Argentina (Primera Division).
They will play in two groups of 4 playing each other twice, once home once away with the top two from each group proceeding to the semi finals. The top of each group play the second in the other group over a two legged semi-final. If level after two legs the away goals will count and if this does not decide a winner then extra time and penalties will be used.

ANGLO-AMERICAN TROPHY
The current winners of the FMFA Cup and FMFA League Cup qualify for this tournament along with the next two highest positioned league teams in the Premier Division that do not qualify for the Anglo-American Champions League. Should any of the cup winners qualify for the Champions League or qualify for this tournament on league position then their place will go to the next highest placed Premier League team. These four teams will be joined by the current cup winners of Mexico (Copa MX), Brazil (Copa do Brasil) and Argentina (Copa Argentina) and USA (MLS Runer-Up).
They will play in two groups of 4 playing each other twice, once home once away with the top two from each group proceeding to the semi finals. The top of each group play the second in the other group over a two legged semi-final. If level after two legs the away goals will count and if this does not decide a winner then extra time and penalties will be used.

U23 League
This will have two divisions, the Premier Division and Division One.
The bottom 3 of the Premier Division each season will be relegated into Division One.
In Division One the top two teams each season will be automatically promoted to the Premier League. 
Teams finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th each season will be in the play-offs for the third promotion place.

U23 Cup
All U23 teams in the FMFA compete in this competition.
It is two legs over all rounds except the final. Should ties be level after both legs then away goals will count double and if still level extra time and then penalties will be held if required.