The Chairman Game - how does it work?
This section is more for new readers rather than the actual participants. If you were curious to know - this is how it works.
Each participant or 'chairman' picks a number and is randomly assigned a team to start as.
The chairmen of each club can negotiate to buy or sell players among themselves. Additionally, they also have the option to dip into the foreign and lower league market.
The chairmen also have the power to hire and fire their managers. Some may decide to build their side according to their manager's preferences, while some chairmen may decide upon a style and bring in a manager to put it into effect.
I, the organizer make all necessary changes such as player transfers and managerial hiring/firing and sim the game, posting results of each round of the league and cup games.
At the start of each transfer window, I will upload the save so that the chairmen may take a closer look at their team's performance and decide what changes they want to make to their squad.
The goal? Win more trophies than everyone and dominate English and European football!
1) To keep things interesting and fun to read, it would be appreciated if you made story-like updates on the page based on events that have occurred. If you're feeling creative, you could also take a potshot at another club.
2) You may hire or fire your manager at any point. Doing so may be slightly expensive, although in the long run it could well be worth it if he isn't the right man to lead your club. Firing a manager costs you £5m. You may also choose the length of the contract of each new manager you hire.(minimum 2 years) Hiring a manager from a foreign or lower league club costs £1m per year they have remaining on their contract at that club. Note: You may also let go of your manager to another team in the league for a compensation fee that must be agreed between the two of you. Doing this may give you the extra little money you need to make a special player purchase.
3) At the start of the game, you may PM me if you decide to change your manager. Should your choice of new manager be the same as another chairman's, then you will both enter a bidding war - the highest bidder gets the manager. A fee equal to the bid will be subtracted from your budget.
4) To make a transfer between clubs in the league, you must contact the chairman of the other club and attempt to negotiate a fee for the player. If you manage to agree upon a fee, both chairman must PM me with the details of the transfer or loan. It is also acceptable if only one chairman notifies me, as long as he has a screenshot of the agreement with the other.
5) Chairmen may also attempt to sign up to 5 players from foreign leagues(like La Liga, Bundesliga etc) as well as 3 players from the lower leagues(Championship, League One, League Two etc). For this, each chairman must PM the player he wants to buy as well as the bid they want to make for him(as long as it is above the minimum stated below).
For a player whose value is lesser than or equal to £5m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £1m more than his actual value. You may of course bid much higher if you want to.
For a player whose value is greater than £5m and lesser than or equal to £10m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £2.5m greater than his value.
For a player whose value is greater than £10m and lesser than or equal to £15m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £3m greater than his value.
For a player whose value is greater than £15m and lesser than or equal to £20m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £4m greater than his value.
For a player whose value is greater than £20m and lesser than or equal to £30m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £6m greater than his value.
For a player whose value is greater than £30m and lesser than or equal to £40m, the minimum bid for the player needs to be £9m greater than his value.
For a player whose value is greater than £40m, the minimum bid needs to be £15m greater than his value.
You may want to bid more than just the minimum bid, since other chairmen may want to buy the same player. If two chairmen bid for the same player, the one with the higher bid gets him. The one with the lower bid cannot make another bid as a replacement.
Chairman List and Budgets
Initial budgets have been decided in such a way that the minnows get an advantage here while the big clubs who already have a top notch squad may need to sell if they want to buy big. It keeps things interesting.
Arsenal - Nathaniel - 50m
Burnley - ImDonkey - 150m
Aston Villa - Hortensius - 100m
Chelsea - TVDLC123 - 40m
Crystal Palace - AaronHJFT96 - 110m
Everton - AlexTHFC - 80m
Hull City - LFC - 100m
Leicester - jasonvilla4ever 140m
Liverpool - TCO - 60m
Man City - Arvind - 40m
Man United - Neal - 50m
Newcastle - edu - 90m
Queens Park Rangers - Shanked - Jay Gatsby - 120m
Southampton - ASR-PSV - 90m
Stoke - The 510 Series - 100m
Sunderland - City2527 - 100m
Swansea - JamesWilson - 100m
Tottenham - fzemdegs - Horatio Jeremiah Humperdinck III - 70m
West Brom - DarylG - 100m
West Ham - Justice -100m
[Updated 11 August 2014]
Competition Prize Money
Premier League - Winners 50M(prize money for other places listed below)
Champions League - Winners 50M
Runners Up - 20M
Semi-Finals - 10M
Europa League - Winners 40M
Runners Up - 12M
FA Cup - Winners 30M
Runners Up - 9M
Capital One Cup - Winners 20M
Runners Up - 6M
Super Cups - Winners 10M