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The Rosk
August 20th, 2020, 9:30 AM
PL fixtures are out. Fixtures are being released tomorrow for L1/2. National League starting on 3 October. SPL already started.

Dependent on the amount of available fixtures we really should get RFF going again, and I'm happy to give a go running it and take a year off this time. Could be a real game of chess in the draft, given the different leagues' start times. I also look forward to doing hilarious weekly reports and interviews with managers.

Can I please get a show of hands who'd be interested in taking part this year? I think we could make it work with 10.:)

I'll then ask about preferences on how we can shake up the format a bit (cash prize? squad size? new rules? etc) - but first off it's just to see who's keen or not.

Alex
Mikey_Jones
BBF
Beefy
MMH
Gary J
Simon
UK Blue
Peter Griffin
The Beer Monster
Andy
Mik
wardy
Torn
TraXX
JimboWay6
son_of_foley
Romford Pele Gangers

Gangers
August 20th, 2020, 10:02 AM
Do you have some kind of primer re how it works? Feel like it's kind of labour intensive.

Simon
August 20th, 2020, 10:30 AM
Yeah I'm in

RFF Champ
August 20th, 2020, 10:31 AM
I'd like to play.

wardy
August 20th, 2020, 11:01 AM
I'm out sorry.

TraXX
August 20th, 2020, 11:08 AM
Appreciate the offer, but I'm not sure I'll have enough time to devote to this.

Peter Griffin
August 20th, 2020, 11:53 AM
I will give it another go, sure.

Gary J
August 21st, 2020, 3:19 PM
Yeah I'd be in for this

Chris Scott
August 21st, 2020, 7:56 PM
Fuck it letís do it. I assume you forgot me ;)

The Rosk
August 22nd, 2020, 10:08 AM
In:

Alex
Chris Scott
Gary J
Peter Griffin
Simon

Awaiting answers from: Mikey_Jones BBF Beefy MMH UK Blue The Beer Monster Andy Mik Torn JimboWay6 son_of_foley Romford Pele

The Rosk
August 22nd, 2020, 10:31 AM
Do you have some kind of primer re how it works? Feel like it's kind of labour intensive.

It's picking five players each week from your squad of eight, choosing who you think will most likely score. Each player eg Harry Kane (Spurs) can only be owned by one person, it's not like FPL where everyone gets 8 of the same players come the third month. It's only based on goals, we all play each other and it's a league format. We do a draft of players pre-season and it includes all SPL - S2 and PL down to National League. You can make transfers from a squad of eight basically whenever you wish.

It's actually incredibly easy and requires choosing a starting five once per week, and any additional transfers you wish to make along the season.

The Beer Monster
August 22nd, 2020, 1:48 PM
As I did so well last season I’m 100% in.

Romford Pele
August 22nd, 2020, 2:57 PM
Sorry Won't have time for this

Chris Scott
August 22nd, 2020, 7:15 PM
Why? You’re active enough on here. Pick 5 players once a week mate.

Ringo
August 23rd, 2020, 4:37 AM
I'm up for this if there's any room left.

son_of_foley
August 23rd, 2020, 6:08 AM
I'm not sure how active I'll be so stick my name down and if someone else is keen they can have my place

RFF Champ
August 24th, 2020, 5:54 AM
I'm not sure how active I'll be so stick my name down and if someone else is keen they can have my place

I assume now Yaya Sanogo is going to Middlesbrough that you're in 100%?

Mikey_Jones
August 24th, 2020, 6:10 AM
Sure, I'm in

The Rosk
August 24th, 2020, 7:08 AM
In:

Alex
Chris Scott
Gary J
Peter Griffin
Simon
Mikey_Jones
son_of_foley
Ringo
The Beer Monster
BBF
Andy

Awaiting final answers from Beefy MMH UK Blue Mik Torn

The Rosk
August 24th, 2020, 8:44 AM
By looking over the fixtures for all leagues (National League not yet set), I can see 27 gameweeks where all/most leagues will play.

17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 21 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 28 Dec, 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 20 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May. These are subject to further scrutiny.

With the Scottish Leagues and National League starting so late it will hamper any choices you make from these leagues, but this is where the most inspirational draft tactics will be rewarded.

If we get one more person to make it 12 managers, then I'll make 33 fixtures starting from September 12th, so everybody will play each other 3 times. I'll likely add in the first months of weekends in September (12, 19, 26 and 3 Oct) and then two more later in the season.

I will look to start the draft towards the end of the week.

Gangers
August 24th, 2020, 9:01 AM
Think I'm a no but cheers for the invite, good luck all

RFF Champ
August 24th, 2020, 10:29 AM
I contacted UK Blue with regards him coming on as assistant manager at Crewe Alexander but he said he'd made peace with never winning the league and had retired.

RFF Champ
August 24th, 2020, 10:37 AM
Crewe Alexander Assistant Manager job description:

Exciting opportunity available with reigning RFF champion.

Essential:
- Open communication style, prepared to explore ideas
- Analytical ability to see beyond goals scored
- Available to post team between 2pm-3pm on some Saturdays
- Responsive on WhatsApp

Desirable:
- Knowledge of Scottish leagues
- Charming nature to maintain the good name of the club
- Able to update manager of match score 3pm-5pm on some Saturdays

Co-manager title available for the right applicant. Application closes Thursday @ noon

The Rosk
August 24th, 2020, 11:22 AM
Application is in the post.

son_of_foley
August 24th, 2020, 6:41 PM
I assume now Yaya Sanogo is going to Middlesbrough that you're in 100%?

I'm very very out of the loop atm

RFF Champ
August 25th, 2020, 2:52 AM
I'm very very out of the loop atm

What's your take on Mark Sykes?

The Rosk
August 25th, 2020, 9:30 AM
Given the fixtures situation, I think we are going to have to go for 8 man squads in a league of 12 managers. That's 96 players across a possible 9 leagues (compared to 98 last year), which should keep transfers and trades flowing, and also give enough wiggle room for the fixtures split across a few leagues.

Any big opposition to this let me know.

I am also tempted to do a Draft Order by random selection, given last year was null and void.

Any big opposition to this let me know.

Peter Griffin
August 25th, 2020, 9:39 AM
Sounds fair enough to me.

son_of_foley
August 25th, 2020, 10:30 AM
What's your take on Mark Sykes?

if he wants to go fair enough. I think its odd and I am not sure he'll get many games for the Republic but we'll see. Imagine we'll be trying to cap mcalmont soon as think he can still move as last game was a friendly.

Chris Scott
August 25th, 2020, 10:38 AM
Given the fixtures situation, I think we are going to have to go for 8 man squads in a league of 12 managers. That's 96 players across a possible 9 leagues (compared to 98 last year), which should keep transfers and trades flowing, and also give enough wiggle room for the fixtures split across a few leagues.

Any big opposition to this let me know.

I am also tempted to do a Draft Order by random selection, given last year was null and void.

Any big opposition to this let me know.

Let’s do it.

BBF
August 25th, 2020, 11:32 AM
I think random draft order is best. I also think we should consider Jim the winner of last year. Hes not playing this year and he deserves it.

The Rosk
August 25th, 2020, 11:36 AM
Unfortunately I spoke with the higher ups in charge now who haven't been brought into question for fixing scores, and they decided that whoever scored the most goals would be declared the champions. Not sure who that is, just passing the message on.

BBF
August 25th, 2020, 11:37 AM
Glad to hear Jim won.

The Beer Monster
August 25th, 2020, 2:41 PM
Yes to a random draft. Absolutely in no way is this opinion anything to with my league standing of last year.

The Rosk
August 25th, 2020, 2:41 PM
Glad to hear Jim won.

I don’t understand

BBF
August 25th, 2020, 2:47 PM
As my last act as RFF Head of Football I'm pleased to announce that on a PPG basis the champion for last season is Jim. Great work, Jim.

Good to officially hand the reigns over to The Rosk at this point. Good luck THE ROSK

Beefy
August 25th, 2020, 2:53 PM
Ok

The Rosk
August 25th, 2020, 2:54 PM
Unfortunately given you were the first (and only) person in charge to cheat, then you were sacked, nullifying any decisions afterwards.

It goes to top goalscorer, not my words, not my decision, unfortunately. But congrats to whoever that is.

On an unrelated note, BBF starts on -6 points.

Simon
August 25th, 2020, 3:01 PM
Did I win yet

Beefy
August 25th, 2020, 3:50 PM
Yes mate thanks for asking

The Rosk
August 25th, 2020, 3:53 PM
So the 12 managers we have are as follows:

Alex
Chris Scott
Gary J
Peter Griffin
Simon
Mikey_Jones
son_of_foley
Ringo
The Beer Monster
BBF
Andy
Beefy

If any of you have any suggestions or comments on my earlier thoughts let me know.

Anyone else wishing to join should send me a PM.

Next up will be a video of a random draft order placing.

Ringo
August 25th, 2020, 4:18 PM
I haven't taken part in this in years, can anyone direct me to the rules? Will it be players from European leagues as well? I presume it's just English levels 1-5 + Scottish levels 1-4?

Torn
August 26th, 2020, 6:28 AM
Awaiting final answers from @Beefy (https://forums.rajah.com/member.php?u=137) @MMH (https://forums.rajah.com/member.php?u=4856) @UK Blue (https://forums.rajah.com/member.php?u=16251) @Mik (https://forums.rajah.com/member.php?u=30852) @Torn (https://forums.rajah.com/member.php?u=22316)

I won't be entering myself but I will be assisting Mikey

The Rosk
August 26th, 2020, 6:53 AM
I haven't taken part in this in years, can anyone direct me to the rules? Will it be players from European leagues as well? I presume it's just English levels 1-5 + Scottish levels 1-4?

No European leagues. English levels Premier League -> National League, Scottish levels SPL - Scottish League 2.

The Rosk
August 26th, 2020, 7:00 AM
I will perform a draft order selection this evening and put it on YouTube.

We shall aim to commence the draft on Monday 31st August, aiming to have all 96 players chosen by the start of the season (12th September).

The Rosk
August 26th, 2020, 4:54 PM
The draft order has been determined officially on Whatsapp, via the Saturday Night's Main Event Battle Royal.

1 Billy Jack Haynes son_of_foley
2 Smash Chris Scott
3 Koko B Ware Peter Griffin
4 Andre the Giant The Beer Monster
5 Jumping Jim Brunzell Beefy
6 Paul Orndorff Gary J
7 B Brian Blair Andy
8 Nikolai Volkoff BBF
9 Outlaw Ron Bass Alex
10 Leaping Lanny Poffo Mikey Jones
11 Sika Ringo
12 Honky Tonk Man Simon

The Rosk
August 26th, 2020, 4:58 PM
The draft will now be as follows:

1 son_of_foley
2 Chris Scott
3 Peter Griffin
4 The Beer Monster
5 Beefy
6 Gary J
7 Andy
8 BBF
9 Alex
10 Mikey Jones
11 Ringo
12 Simon
13 Simon
14 Ringo
15 Mikey Jones
16 Alex
17 BBF
18 Andy
19 Gary J
20 Beefy
21 The Beer Monster
22 Peter Griffin
23 Chris Scott
24 son_of_foley
25 son_of_foley
26 Chris Scott
27 Peter Griffin
28 The Beer Monster
29 Beefy
30 Gary J
31 Andy
32 BBF
33 Alex
34 Mikey Jones
35 Ringo
36 Simon
37 Simon
38 Ringo
39 Mikey Jones
40 Alex
41 BBF
42 Andy
43 Gary J
44 Beefy
45 The Beer Monster
46 Peter Griffin
47 Chris Scott
48 son_of_foley
49 son_of_foley
50 Chris Scott
51 Peter Griffin
52 The Beer Monster
53 Beefy
54 Gary J
55 Andy
56 BBF
57 Alex
58 Mikey Jones
59 Ringo
60 Simon
61 Simon
62 Ringo
63 Mikey Jones
64 Alex
65 BBF
66 Andy
67 Gary J
68 Beefy
69 The Beer Monster
70 Peter Griffin
71 Chris Scott
72 son_of_foley
73 son_of_foley
74 Chris Scott
75 Peter Griffin
76 The Beer Monster
77 Beefy
78 Gary J
79 Andy
80 BBF
81 Alex
82 Mikey Jones
83 Ringo
84 Simon
85 Simon
86 Ringo
87 Mikey Jones
88 Alex
89 BBF
90 Andy
91 Gary J
92 Beefy
93 The Beer Monster
94 Peter Griffin
95 Chris Scott
96 son_of_foley

Mik
August 26th, 2020, 5:24 PM
Sure, I'll play.

Chris Scott
August 26th, 2020, 5:29 PM
Mo Salah (Liverpool)

The Rosk
August 26th, 2020, 5:51 PM
Sure, I'll play.

I'm sorry my friend, no room at the inn.

Simon
August 26th, 2020, 6:08 PM
The draft order has been determined officially on Whatsapp, via the Saturday Night's Main Event Battle Royal.

1 Billy Jack Haynes son_of_foley
2 Smash Chris Scott
3 Koko B Ware Peter Griffin
4 Andre the Giant The Beer Monster
5 Jumping Jim Brunzell Beefy
6 Paul Orndorff Gary J
7 B Brian Blair Andy
8 Nikolai Volkoff BBF
9 Outlaw Ron Bass Alex
10 Leaping Lanny Poffo Mikey Jones
11 Sika Ringo
12 Honky Tonk Man Simon

Typical agenda against the small clubs/racist Elvis impersonators

The Rosk
August 27th, 2020, 4:27 AM
Alex Chris Scott Gary J Peter Griffin Simon Mikey_Jones son_of_foley Ringo The Beer Monster BBF Andy Beefy

The draft will commence this Monday 31st August at 10.00am UK time. SOF will have until midday to post his pick without fear of losing out on his favourite player (Kyle Lafferty 1/12 odds).

First round will go in the following order all in two hour slots - as usual, if you miss your go, you can take it whenever you are ready thereafter.

1 son_of_foley
2 Chris Scott
3 Peter Griffin
4 The Beer Monster
5 Beefy
6 Gary J
7 Andy
8 BBF
9 Alex
10 Mikey Jones
11 Ringo
12 Simon

Peter Griffin
August 27th, 2020, 4:29 AM
Best get working on a list.

The Beer Monster
August 27th, 2020, 7:52 AM
I’m still pretty pissed the Andre the Giant got robbed.

The Rosk
August 27th, 2020, 11:55 AM
Fixture gameweeks are all on the Whatsapp thread. If anyone wants to bother with the spreadsheet this year feel free to do so, I'm taking it old school.

Actual FIXTURES will be announced now.

The Rosk
August 27th, 2020, 12:10 PM
Week 1/12/23

Gary J vs Peter Griffin
Mikey Jones vs Beefy
Andy vs Alex
SOF vs BBF
Chris Scott vs Ringo
Simon vs The Beer Monster

Week 2/13/24

Beefy vs Gary J
Alex vs Peter Griffin
BBF vs Mikey Jones
Ringo vs Andy
The Beer Monster vs SOF
Simon vs Chris Scott

Week 3/14/25

Gary J vs Alex
Beefy vs BBF
Peter Griffin vs Ringo
Mikey Jones vs The Beer Monster
Andy vs Simon
SOF vs Chris Scott

Week 4/15/26

BBF vs Gary J
Ringo vs Alex
The Beer Monster vs Beefy
Simon vs Peter Griffin
Chris Scott vs Mikey Jones
SOF vs Andy

Week 5/16/27

Gary J vs Ringo
BBF vs The Beer Monster
Alex vs Simon
Beefy vs Chris Scott
Peter Griffin vs SOF
Mikey Jones vs Andy

Week 6/17/28

The Beer Monster vs Gary J
Simon vs Ringo
Chris Scott vs BBF
SOF vs Alex
Andy vs Beefy
Mikey Jones vs Peter Griffin

Week 7/18/29

Gary J vs Simon
The Beer Monster vs Chris Scott
Ringo vs SOF
BBF vs Andy
Alex vs Mikey Jones
Beefy vs Peter Griffin

Week 8/19/30

Chris Scott vs Gary J
SOF vs Simon
Andy vs The Beer Monster
Mikey Jones vs Ringo
Peter Griffin vs BBF
Beefy vs Alex

Week 9/20/31

Gary J vs SOF
Chris Scott vs Andy
Simon vs Mikey Jones
The Beer Monster vs Peter Griffin
Ringo vs Beefy
BBF vs Alex

Week 10/21/32

Andy vs Gary J
Mikey Jones vs SOF
Peter Griffin vs Chris Scott
Beefy vs Simon
Alex vs The Beer Monster
BBF vs Ringo

Week 11/22/33

Gary J vs Mikey Jones
Andy vs Peter Griffin
SOF vs Beefy
Chris Scott vs Alex
Simon vs BBF
The Beer Monster vs Ringo

Mik
August 27th, 2020, 6:24 PM
I'm sorry my friend, no room at the inn.

First thing you do is screw over your best friend. You’re worse than BBF.

The Rosk
August 28th, 2020, 3:28 AM
First thing you do is screw over your best friend. You’re worse than BBF.

My mate who ignored all the calls for managers? Don't do this to me. I can put you on first reserve if you want.

Mik
August 28th, 2020, 4:25 AM
You messaged me on here. I hadn’t been on here for a while as I had been busy at work. It’s not like you have my phone number of anything, or speak to me every day, or see me regularly.

The Rosk
August 28th, 2020, 4:45 AM
Check your Whatsapps.

The Rosk
August 30th, 2020, 4:13 AM
25 hours left until the draft. Please ensure you all note the fixtures for gameweeks on the WhatsApp thread so there’s no moaning if you sign a squad of SL2 players

son_of_foley
August 30th, 2020, 8:39 AM
I feel like I've not given first draft pick enough thought and going safe and obvious

SheltonLondon
August 30th, 2020, 3:10 PM
Can I get in the draft please? Comeback year :angelic:

The Rosk
August 31st, 2020, 4:42 AM
No.

Draft starts in 20 minutes

- - - Updated - - -
Alex
Chris Scott
Gary J
Peter Griffin
Simon
Mikey_Jones
son_of_foley
Ringo
The Beer Monster
BBF
Andy
Beefy

Draft time

SheltonLondon
September 1st, 2020, 8:10 AM
Whoppers, add me in. I’m an OG of this game and former MMH Cup winner ��

The Rosk
September 1st, 2020, 8:31 AM
Unfortunately the draft is about to end.

SheltonLondon
September 1st, 2020, 8:37 AM
Ahh fuck sake, love the draft. I did ask before it had started but reckon I could still draft a decent team if there’s only 12 of you in the league.

The Rosk
September 1st, 2020, 8:44 AM
Are you talking about when you asked if you could join ten days after I posted this thread asking for interested managers, and then did a load of admin sorting teams, draft picks, a Battle Royal viewing party to determine the draft order, and specific interviews with each manager?

Yeah sorry I didn't just add you in to make it an even 13 teams in the league there buddy.