The 2014 World Football Market Draft What is the 2014 World Football Market Draft? The 2014 World Football Market Draft is where each manager (you) will be building a squad of 16 players from a budget of £500m. We will be buying our players from alternating rounds of either BIDDING or DRAFTING from the best leagues in the world. Your players, your formation and your tactics. Rules Each manager will be given a squad budget of £500m to build a 16-player squad. You must sign at least 2 goalkeepers, the rest is up to you. All player valuations will be based from this website: www.transfermarkt.co.uk We will be signing players through a succession of rounds where we either bid for a player or draft players. The game will follow this pattern: Round 1: BID - La Liga Market Round 2: DRAFT - La Liga Market Round 3: BID - Premier League Market Round 4: DRAFT - Premier League Market Round 5: BID - Bundesliga Market Round 6: DRAFT - Bundesliga Market Round 7: BID - Serie A Market Round 8: DRAFT - Serie A Market Round 9: BID - Open Market Round 10: DRAFT - Open Market Round 11: BID - La Liga Market Round 12: DRAFT - La Liga Market Round 13: BID - Premier League Market Round 14: DRAFT - Premier League Market Round 15: BID - Bundesliga Market Round 16: DRAFT - Bundesliga Market and so on... This is how the BID round works: Each manager will Private Message me with a bid for a player. You must bid for a player from the League Market that is open: E.g, Round 3: bid for any player who plays for a Premier League team. For example: Danny Welbeck £50m The minimum amount you can bid for a player is their valuation on www.transfermarkt.co.uk. All player valuations should be rounded up to zero decimal places. E.g £30.4m will be viewed as £31m. NOTE Before anyone has sent me their bids, I will Private Message my bids to Suffolk Punch. The manager with the highest bid signs the player. If two or more managers make an equal bid for a player, those same managers will make one final re-bid. If there is still no 'highest bid', the player will be unsigned and remain available for the future rounds. This is how the DRAFT round works: The draft order will be based on the amount we bid on the previous round. The manager with the smallest bid amount will draft first. If two or more managers bid the same amount, the draft order will be based on (i) the manager with the largest remaining budget drafts first, (ii) the manager with the most players drafts first, (iii) the name of the manager, A-Z (excluding numbers and symbols). Therefore: Round 3: BID Round 4: DRAFT (draft order based on Round 3's bid amounts) Round 7: BID Round 8: DRAFT (draft order based on Round 7's bid amounts) Each manager will then pick ONE PLAYER to purchase from the League Market that is open. His value will be based on his price on www.transfermarkt.co.uk. All player valuations should be rounded up to zero decimal places. E.g £30.4m will be viewed as £31m. "Open Market" allows you to draft a player from any club, from any league in the world (except for La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A). Free agents are also available. After you make your pick, please Private Message the following manager in the Draft Order. There is a Draft Deadline Window of 10 hours. If you miss the deadline the next manager in the draft order can continue. If you think you will be away for longer than 10 hours please send a shortlist to a manager who follows you in the draft order. You must sign 16 players for your squad. If you run out of money, the last player(s) you bought will be sold to the other managers (you will only receive their base value, not their sale value). "If you were building a squad of 16 players to win the Champions League, who would you buy?" (Injuries and suspensions do not exist) The evaluation of the teams will work in two stages. After every manager has posted his tactics and team profile: Firstly, we will rank eachothers teams under the usual categories (best team, best defence, best midfield, best attack, best balance and best bench) Secondly, we will then play a Knockout Tournament . However, each time a team progresses, that team will be able to steal one player from an eliminated team. Thus, a team who reaches the final can potentially steal 4 players (2 from Group Stage, 1 from a Quarter-Finalist and 1 from a Semi-Finalist).