Welcome to the FMFA. If you are trying to register a new account please use STEAM or GOOGLE as there is a problem with the internal registration system and if you try to register you will get an error. Using STEAM or GOOGLE will allow you to register and join the game.

Jump to content

Guidelines

1: TEAM SHEETS

Team sheets are due each week on a Wednesday and Saturday by 8pm GMT.

** If you are still in the trial stage of your career (first three games), 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.

Two errors in a team sheet will result in a T tactic given to the team.

In the event of a league round of either senior league being entirely free of errors and missing sheets, each club in that league will get a £250,000 bonus to their finances.

  1A) Missing Sheets

 Sheeting is mandatory from Season 12 for teams. Failure to sheet will result in a T sheet being given.

 For U23 sheeting is not mandatory and a missing sheet will result in a 442N being given.

  1B) Min/Max Positions

 Below are the minimum and maximum allowed in each position.

Min_DF = 3   Max_DF = 5

Max_DM = 2

Min_MF = 0  Max_MF = 6

Max_AM = 3

Min_FW = 0  Max_FW = 4

 1C) Tactics

 

 Tactic			Bonus Against
N = Normal		E & A
L = Long Ball		C & N
P = Passing		L & N
C = Counter Attack	P & A
A = Attacking		D & E
D= Defensive		L & P
E = European		C & D

 

2: TRANSFERS

Teams may agree deals and transfer players between clubs.

Once a transfer is ready to be processed please start a thread in Transfer Processing which shows the player, club from and club to then price if there is a price. If it is a loan then replace price with loan.

Example:  S_Pienaar eve ths 10,000,000

 With Transfers they must have;

 1) all prices are in pounds

 2) Transfers need to be agreed by both teams and until both managers agree the transfer WILL NOT be processed

 3) Once a transfer has been processed the thread will be moved to the completed transfers section.

4) Managers may not go into debt to buy players and and transfers that would lead to debt will be cancelled by admin.

5) Transfers can not take teams above or below the squad caps and any transfer that would do this will be cancelled admin.

6) 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 first. Deals are processed in order of placing.

Transfers are done weekly on a Sunday or Monday morning apart from any Admin promotions of U23 players reaching senior team rating and they will be done before the next game if there is a midweek game.

 2A) FMFA SALES

There are times when teams will have players that for whatever reason they are unable to sell on the open transfer market. To allow teams to sell these on there is the FMFA Sales where they can  be sold. The rules for this are

1) No player 20 or under in age can be sold to FMFA Sales .
2) No player under 21 rating (25 for goalkeepers) may be sold to FMFA. 
3) No player rated 26 or above (30 for goalkeepers) maybe sold to the FMFA.

4) Maximum 3 players maybe sold or bought per week per team.

5) You must ensure that any sales do not take your squad size below 20 or the sale will not be put through.

 2B) FMFA BUYING

There maybe times when teams are below the roster minimum and are in need of player(s). In this instance if they wish they can buy from the FMFA. The prices for this are shown in the FMFA Sales section on the forum. All available player to buy are shown in the unattached list which can be found in the finances section.

 

3) LOANS

Teams may loan players out to other clubs. The maximum loans allowed is:

Max Loans In: 2         Max Loans Out: 2

Please note that this is 2 per team so senior team is allowed 2 and so is the U23

 

4) SQUAD CAPS

All teams (senior and youth) must have at least 20 players on their roster and no more than 30 players.

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 you 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.

 

5) 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.

 

6) END OF SEASON RERATES

At the end of each season players of a certain age will get extra abs or abs removed on the following 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

 

7) AGING AND RETIREMENT

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.

 

😎 MISCCELLANEOUS RULES

Gate receipts are earned for each match. In league games the home team will keep all gate receipts. In cup games they are shared between both teams.

Clubs will be charged wages monthly for the players in their roster. Wages will be taken once a month on last week of the month.

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.

 

9) U23 RULES

Each squad must have a minimum of 20 players.

Players can only be aged 23 or under.

The max skill for the U23 is 24 for outfield players and from season 16, 28 for goalkeepers.

Teams are allowed 2 players outside these ratings either over age of 23 or over rate of 24. Over age counts as 1 whatever the age. Over rated counts as 1 per level they are above. So if you want to play a 26 rated outfielder you can - but that’s both your slots used up and you can’t have any others.

Any players selected for this must also not be one of the strongest senior players in the senior team, based on a team formation of 5-5-3 to allow for a substitute in each section.

Players may move freely between the seniors and U23, and players may be transferred freely between U23 teams, but the squad rules must be adhered to and movements or sales must be placed in the transfer processing and will be action according to the transfer rules

 

 9A) PLAYERS PROMOTED TO SENIOR TEAM

A shop item for promoted U23 players that will allow up to 1 added to the main stat. This can be used on an U23 player (so age 23 or less) who has now reached the rating for promotion, so 25 for outfield player and 29 for goalkeeper. During a season make 1 player a 27rated outfield player (31keeper) and one a 26 rated (30 keeper) or can have 3 players increase by 1 to 26 rater (30 keeper).

A team will be allowed to buy a maximum of three of these a season from the members shop using their credits.

 

10) COMPETITION FORMAT

The league has two senior leagues and three U23 leagues.

Seniors: The Premier League and Division One

U23: premier League, Division 1 & Division 2

 

 10A) 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 place team will qualify for the Anglo-American Trophy. The 6th place team & 7th placed go into a play off with cup runners up for the final anglo-american trophy place. 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 will be relegated into Division One.

 10B) 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.

 10C) FMFA Cup
All teams in the FMFA compete in this competition. 

The rounds are over two legs and if teams are level at end of two ties then away goals will count and if still level then extra time and penalties (if required) will be used to determine a winner.
Round 1 will be 24 teams in 12 ties and 3 teams plus current holders will get a bye into second round.

Round 2 16 teams

Round 3 is Quarter Finals (8 teams)

Round 4 is Semi Finals (4 teams)

Round 5 is Final.

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 position not already qualified.

 10D) FMFA League Cup
All Teams not in the Anglo-American Competitions will compete in this Cup.
The rounds are over two legs and if teams are level at end of two ties then away goals will count and if still level then extra time and penalties (if required) will be used to determine a winner.

Round 1 will be 4 teams - 2 winners join remaining 14 for round 2.

Round 2 16 teams

Round 3 is Quarter Finals (8 teams)

Round 4 is Semi Finals (4 teams)

Round 5 is Final.

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. 

 10E) 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 will 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.

 10F) ANGLO-AMERICAN TROPHY

The current winners of the FMFA Cup and FMFA League Cup qualify for this tournament along with the next highest positioned league team 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.

The fourth placed spot will go to the winner of a play-off between the next two lowest premier league positioned teams not already in the champions league and the FMFA Cup runner up and FMFA League Cup Runner up. The play offs will be two legged semi finals and a final.

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 will 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.
 10G) U23 League

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

 10H) U23 Cup

All U23 teams in the FMFA compete in this competition.

There will be 6 groups randomly drawn. Four groups of 4 and two groups of 5. The teams will play each other twice and the top of each group will qualify for the Quarter Finals along with the two best runners up. The best runners up will be decided firstly on points then if teams are level then goal difference then goals scored.
Quarter Finals & Semi Finals are two legs and the final is one leg on a neutral ground 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

 

11) CREDITS and MEMBERS SHOP

Managers may earn F£ credits on the forum by posting a match build ups and reviews and also for media posts in the media section.

Credits can also be earned by entering the predictions and last man standing on the forum which are free to enter or from the lotto.

The credits earned can then be used to buy items from the members shop such as scouts, loan slot etc.