Tales from way down the pillar on which the J4GL pyramid rests:
We're tied up in a frantic promotion battle in Division 2c (fourth tier). With one game to go, and four promotion spots to be divided, the standings are:
Harchester United FC
The best thing is that in the last round, the top four all play each other, while the fifth team play an already relegated outfit. We have:
De Stroppendragers - Tyrannosaur
Harchester United FC - The Crew
Gorgie Mods - Jumping Jacks
Most teams will secure promotion with a draw. Exceptions are Gorgie Mods, who secure promotion with any victory (in which scenario they are sure to overtake either Harchester United FC or The Crew), and Harchester United FC, who need any victory if Gorgie Mods win (HUFC can also get promoted if GM win, HUFC draw, and there is an unexpected blowout at the third game, but this is quite unlikely*).
The Division title race is so close that no-one can clinch it independently of the scores in other games.
I noticed earlier how absurdly tight your division is Wouter, and it doesn't look like today's matches have done anything to make it less so! Best of luck with your final game – it seems ridiculous that you could beat the team in third who are level with you, yet still lose the title on GD to the one currently in second. It's going to be a frantic last day.
On a completely different note, I've just noticed – not to my surprise, it has to be said – that one league where there's no advert for The Human League is the Xpert Ladies. I know it would possibly seem like trolling to go plonking one there in the midst of 'enemy territory', so to speak, but there's a self-aggrandising new advert there for Rated M For Mature and I've love to see THL undercut them at the same time. Just a thought...
Even as Empire State Humans fall to the foot of THL Division 2 after a drab end-of-season desperate-DV-boosting 0-0 and head for a deserved second consecutive relegation since taking charge, I get to be manager in that division's Xpert Eleven. Nyess.
11 Jan 2017 23:43 - 11 Jan 2017 23:44#1290686by Various Artist
Sandringham had one hand on the Division 2 title for 18 minutes of the second half against Just Plain Random today, but then having come back from a goal down to lead we got pegged back to 2-2 in the 69th. The last quarter of the game was all us on the possessionometer, but then somehow they got two shots right at the end and scored a 90th-minute winner that will in almost all certainty hand them the title – they are now 3pts ahead of both us and Monstrous Regiment with one to play.
350 grand was what VSU actually received for Jessica Klovning earlier today, after all that talk. It's already been spent on 2 3/4 training sessions or thereabouts, naturally. Gah.
Kevchenko wrote: Now wondering if I should just let the team name through... any thoughts? ad hoc has a Csiki Bastards in the OTFL fantasy game for example.
I always leave team names to you as admin, Kev, so I'd skipped over this request on seeing it. It is a tricky one to judge; perhaps you should go with it and if anyone objects then you could ask for it to be changed?
I think you're right that he was in the league previously, as I remember thinking before that with our Mr Brush and MrFawlty both present then in effect we had two 'Basils' at once. Can't remember who he might have managed, though.
Good work on putting the Human League ad up in the Xpert Ladies, by the way Kev. Arguably it's the best place of any to advertise, since there's the chance to catch those managers dissatisfied with the way that league operates on the very spot, as it were.