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The Xpert11 thread - is that better Ad Hoc?

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10 Dec 2012 21:38 - 16 Feb 2013 23:02 #740312 by Sean of the Shed

for the derby game against your neighbours and biggest threat to your defence of the title?
Would you never have dreamt of bringing on Jordan Henderson when you were 2-1 down with 20 minutes left to inspire your side to victory?
Would you persist with a £50m striker and find a way to help him score rather than cut your losses and flog him for way under the price you paid?
Would you consider taking over as manager of a team floundering at the bottom of the table when you could easily have gone into semi-retirement?
You can make all these kinds of decisions if you want. All you need to do is sign up for the OTF League on Xpert11. It's easy enough to play and is open to anyone here. Whether you are a long time poster, an occasional one, or one of the many who have signed in and just lurk around looking at the forum, too afraid to post your views? You needn't be afraid to have a go at this, just break the habit of a lifetime, make yourself known and we will guide you through the rather simple process of registering on the Xpert11 site.
For anyone who wishes to join, this is the league invite link. Just log in with your details and Etienne will hopefully process your details as soon as possible. You can create your own new team, or there is at least one established team you could take over, it's up to you.

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10 Dec 2012 21:58 #740320 by Antepli Ejderha

And see if you can stop AFC Purgatory from making it three in four seasons.

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11 Dec 2012 22:54 #740561 by Gawpus

That's your job isn't it?

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12 Dec 2012 18:21 #740752 by Antepli Ejderha

Gawpus wrote:

That's your job isn't it?

Certainly is.

Looks like we have twenty teams for next season unless we have some new recruits.

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12 Dec 2012 20:10 #740777 by Harbinger of Hope

Purgatory won't win the league this year. My best midfielder just retired and I've got no money to replace him. I forcast 4th.

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12 Dec 2012 22:40 #740811 by Sean of the Shed

Has anyone seen Etienne? Hwe usually buggers off on holiday at season update time. He must have about six or seven holidays a year.
It would be good to get more recruits if we can, it would be nice to keep the three division format, but if we drop to twenty that might not be sustainable.

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12 Dec 2012 23:53 #740822 by delicatemoth

Just to add that you can be completely competitive without taking more than ten minutes a week to set up your team and do other bits (collect sponsorship money, bid on players). It really is a very casual game.

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15 Dec 2012 07:56 #741591 by Etienne

Sadly, Sean, it's not holidays but real life that is keeping me occupied now.

Like Antepli said, it should be 20 teams for the new season, but I don't want to mess with the league structure which I think worked well.

So if we could have up to 4 new entries to me by Wednesday, that'd be super. If not, we'll go 8-7-7 again.

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15 Dec 2012 11:32 #741638 by Sean of the Shed

Yes, come on people. There must be plenty of you look at the Xpert11 thread and wonder why you don't get to enjoy the same joy and pleasure that we do, in much the same way as you watch a numerously populated orgy on a free porn site and wish you could be in the middle of it. Well whilst we cannot offer uninhibited group sex, we can offer the next best thing, and like group sex, try it once and if it isn't to your taste or you just feel intimidated and cannot rise to the occasion, then you are free to leave.
Give it a try, don't knock it until you've tried it.

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17 Dec 2012 09:57 #742060 by Wouter D

Sean of the Shed wrote:

Well whilst we cannot offer uninhibited group sex

Says the man with "creamy creamy creamy" as flavor text below his user name.

Seriously, anybody, join in. The game is enjoyable on so many levels.

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17 Dec 2012 10:57 #742073 by Kevchenko

Right, no idea if I'll be able to sustain this but I'll give it a go. Great Ouse Town have been registered.

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17 Dec 2012 12:27 #742096 by Sean of the Shed

Welcome Kevchenko. I hope you enjoy taking part. If you have any questions then let me know and I will try to answer them for you.

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17 Dec 2012 15:17 #742139 by Kevchenko

Cheers Sean. Does it play ok on an Android phone, or do I really need a computer?

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17 Dec 2012 18:20 #742220 by Antepli Ejderha

kevchenko wrote:

Cheers Sean. Does it play ok on an Android phone, or do I really need a computer?

You can do the basics, i.e. set your team and tactics from an android phone, but to buy and sell players and order from training you need a computer. That's my experience any way.

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17 Dec 2012 21:47 #742263 by Wouter D

kevchenko wrote:

Does it play ok on an Android phone, or do I really need a computer?

Well, I personally think that it works pretty fine on an Android phone, as long as you do this one thing. When you go to the site on your phone you are presented with a login screen for the mobile site, with at the bottom a link to go to the desktop site. Follow that link.

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17 Dec 2012 21:53 #742264 by Etienne

Just so people know what I'm planning, depending on new entrants numbers:

1 New player (Kev) = replace Ealing, Stay 8-7-7
2nd New player = replace Extremaduro, Stay 8-7-7
3rd New player = 8-8-7
4th New player = 8-8-8

While it'd be better to even up the league numbers, I'd prefer not to mess around with the promotions (and relegations) people have earned unless we have to!

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17 Dec 2012 22:52 #742271 by willie1foot

delicatemoth wrote:

Just to add that you can be completely competitive without taking more than ten minutes a week.....

Please tell me how.....

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18 Dec 2012 10:13 #742311 by Kevchenko

Thanks for the replies - I found the mobile site and managed to pick a team for a friendly against Antepli Ejderha and will explore the full site later.

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18 Dec 2012 15:50 #742474 by Sean of the Shed

Etienne wrote:

Just so people know what I'm planning, depending on new entrants numbers:

1 New player (Kev) = replace Ealing, Stay 8-7-7
2nd New player = replace Extremaduro, Stay 8-7-7
3rd New player = 8-8-7
4th New player = 8-8-8

While it'd be better to even up the league numbers, I'd prefer not to mess around with the promotions (and relegations) people have earned unless we have to!
If the neglected teams are still sustainable, then my preference would be to add Kevchenko to the roster and go 8-8-7, probably reprieving the third lowest in div 1

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18 Dec 2012 15:52 #742475 by Sean of the Shed

Also, having empty teams means we can offer a place to new recruits mid-season should anyone want to join.

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