Teams: Sampdoria, Italian NT, Crystal Palace
Debate: how to improve the league?
Ok guys, the season is almost over. It has been a great season because I won the scudetto. Just kidding. I have finally won but what matters the most is that I enjoyed it and the participation was pretty good. Hopefully we keep going with the same teams, but I'm a bit worried about a pair of members who have not posted a lineup for ages and might give up completely. In this regard I'd like to change the rules about posting the lineups and my proposal is: abolition of the 5 points docked. Obviously other rules would be changed. I want people to be forced to post the lineup and the one solution I can find is that a lineup which is not modified will easily lose most of games. How? The first thing I can think of is that many points must be docked to teams which do not manage to have at least 10 players (that means 9 or less) in their lineups after substitutions. This is what happens in real games, a team has very few chances to get points with 9 players on the pitch. A rich roster might always have 11 players even without changing the lineup every week, maybe by finding all the players among the substitutes, and here is my second rule: no more than three players can come in from the bench (maybe three plus the goalie). Finally, since I had 10+ injuries in the season before this one and could hardly field a lineup in spite of my commitment, I want to make it easier to people who are in the same situation and might be heavily affected by these new rules, by increasing the roster to 25 players.
Minor changes to rules, just to increase the fun.
- 1 (or more?) points docked to players who cause a penalty.
- something about red cards...