Manager to manager deals can take place at any time during the season, from the end of the auction until midnight 1st February.
Pool transfers (players taken from the pool of non-signed players) are limited to certain months of the year.
The windows open and closed in the following months:
AUGUST - closed
SEPTEMBER - open
OCTOBER - closed
NOVEMBER - open
DECEMBER - closed
JANUARY - open
FEBRUARY - closed
MARCH - open
APRIL / MAY - closed
When bringing players in , you are no longer limited to the squad restrictions - you can have as many players as you want from any team and any position, as rule 1 .
If you want to bid for a player from the pool, you need to register your bid by email or text before 8pm on the Wednesday of that week.
There is an email address for sealed bids, which will send itself to a secret folder on Matthew's email that won't be touched until each wednesday at 8pm. It is firstname.lastname@example.org
Managers are limited to listing a maximum of ten players from eth pool each week.
You can only take each named player from the pool once during a window. This is to stop manager using the pool as a squad extension. If they are still available in the next window, you can take them in that window, but again only once.
With your bid for that player, you can either just name the player or put in a maximum monetary bid. A bid is a bid and cannot be retracted. You can only bid using money you have at that time. If bidding for more than one player in one week, your money must be divided between all players. So if you have £5m to spend and bid for 3 players, you could put in one bid of £3m, one of £1.5m and one of £0.5m.
If nobody else puts in a bid, you get him for free.
If two or more managers also bid, the highest bidder will be in control
at £100,000 above the second highest bid.
The top 3 bidders will then have one more opportunity to put
in a NEW MAXIMUM BID. The rest will be eliminated.
The player will again go to the highest bidder, at £100,000 more than the second highest bid.
THE BIDDING MUST ALL BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE
FIRST MATCH ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY.
So an example might be:
5 managers put in bids for Player X.
Manager 1 puts in a £1.5m bid
Manager 2 puts in a £1.9m bid
Manager 3 puts in a £2.0m bid
Manager 4 puts in a £3.5m bid
Manager 5 puts in a £8.0m bid
Manager 5 will win the first round at £3.6m, but nobody will know how high his maximum bid was. Managers 1 and 2 are out of the bidding. So the remaining managers are informed that the bid stands at £3.6m with manager 5 and are invited to either up their maximum bid, or to drop out of the bidding.
Manager 3 puts in another bid of £5.0m
Manager 4 puts in another bid of £6.5m
Manager 5 puts in another bid of £8.0m
This time, Player X goes to Manager 5 for £6.6m.
Should Manager 5 decide they no longer want that player, even though they won, they lose that money and the player then goes to the 2nd highest bidder at £100,000 above the 3rd highest bidder.
NEW PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS
If you want to bid for a new player that enters the league, a similar process begins proceedings by entering A MAXIMUM BID FOR THAT PLAYER. Other managers can join the initial bidding up until the Wednesday after the player officially signs for a premiership club.
After this a highest bid will be recorded as the starting bid for a mini-player auction between all managers (by group email) who have registered an inital bid. Auction ends when only one bidder is left in. Managers can try and sell other players in the meantime, within squad size rules, to raise extra cash. Auction must end by 8pm on the Friday after the Wednesday.
As soon as you sign a player, either from the pool or another manager, you must let the Chairman know who you have sold/released to make way. This must be done before kick off of the next scoring match for the player involved to be included in that week squad. Otherwise the original squad player will be used, or the player who played in that position the previous week.
When you sell a player you can do one of the following:
1. Sell him to another manager for whatever fee / fee + player(s).
2. Release him back to the player's pool. However, by releasing players back to the pool, you will no longer get any money for them. This is to encourage more manager to manager deals.
If a player moves out of the premiership in real life, then sfp managers will get what they paid in compensation.
Loan deals can now be arranged between managers. The two parties must decide for what deal, whether player exchange, for a one-off payment, or performance related monetary value.
The deal must last for a minimum of two scoring weeks, but if those two weeks roll into a closed transfer window the deal MUST roll into the next window.
If a loan deal is left open past 2 weeks without an agreed end date, any changes to the deal must be confirmed before 8pm on a Friday otherwise it rolls over into the next scoring week.
The owner of the player can decide if and when to terminate the deal if no time frame is agreed, as long as we are in an open transfer window.
Managers can only sign up to two loanees and have up to two players on loan at any time.
As this is a new rule, the committee reserve the right to adapt and change rules when deemed necessary.
This season, in the main sfp 11-a-side cup, players will be cup-tied during the Group Stage, and then this is wiped clean for the knockout stages, but players are then cup tied again from those rounds. If they have scored a goal for one team (including loan players), they cannot play for any other sfp team. However, if they have played in a cup match but not scored, they can play for another team.