Neoseeker Super League

Neoseeker Super League
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[edit] Overview

The Neoseeker Super League was a Neoseeker forum competition devised by sweenEy. It was a fantasy offline competition where members who were involved took turns to select any club team featured on PES2008 to compete in various league and cup competitions. Matches were played between two *computer controlled teams and the results were recorded and then posted in the appropriate thread on the Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 forum. The Super League lasted for a total of two seasons.

Managers had the chance to chop and change their teams' line up and formations as well as being able to decide upon each and every detail of their chosen side. There were also organized transfer windows where managers had the opportunity to buy, sell, trade and loan players to and from other teams involved in the competition.

There had been a similar competition the year before on the PES6 forum on Neoseeker, the Neoseeker Draft League. It proved a huge success with an eventual 40 members taking part, with 4 seasons (over 800 matches) being played.


[edit] Super League Team

The Super League team was comprised of each member who contributed towards the success of the Super League. There were five members in all:

  • sweenEy - sweenEy was the main organizer of the Super League. His responsibilities included creating and mainting the league tables, top goalscorers and squads and playing some of the matches at the start of the first season.
  • charlie_22 - charlie_22 was the assistant to sweenEy throughout the competition. His responsibilities were to make sure the Super League option file was fully up to date and to play the vast majority of matches in the competition. charlie_22 began by playing every other round of League B games but eventually took over playing every match for both League A and League B. He also played every match during Season 2 of the competition.
  • ColdBurn - ColdBurn was part of the Super League team for a short spell at the start of Season 1. His responsibility was to play every other round of League A matches.
  • swatchss - swatchss was also only part of the team for a short while. His responsibility was to play every other round of League B matches.
  • skares - skares' role in the Super League team was to help unlock the classic players on the Super League option file so that they were available for transfer.


[edit] Drafting

In total, 37 members from the PES community on Neoseeker applied to take part in the Neoseeker Super League, so organiser sweenEy constructed a draft list so that users could selected their desired team in a specific order. This order was chosen randomly from a hat and the members' draft slot and picked teams were as followed:

  • 1) NEL4LIFE - Valencia
  • 2) swatchss - Barcelona
  • 3) matias f - Villarreal
  • 4) Februarys Shadow - AC Milan
  • 5) MonkeyChicken100 - Chelsea
  • 6) sweenEy - Juventus
  • 7) Gnels - Manchester United
  • 8) Toonami (Later replaced by Lone Warrior) - Atletico Madrid
  • 9) charlie_22 - Rangers
  • 10) TVI - Real Zaragoza
  • 11) Ronaldo77 - AS Roma
  • 12) lazio - Feyenoord
  • 13) arsenal all da way - Arsenal
  • 14) ColdBurn (Later replaced by Hail Hail) - Inter
  • 15) Derp - Bayern Munich
  • 16) stealth107 - Manchester City
  • 17) Rossco Gers - Real Madrid
  • 18) Magikdonut - West Ham
  • 19) wednesday til i die (Later replaced by toby21) - Ajax
  • 20) tidus04 - Tottenham
  • 21) GregtheGreat - Newcastle
  • 22) Leon RE4 (Later replaced by Toonami) - Lyon
  • 23) skares - Liverpool
  • 24) manmccarthy - Sevilla
  • 25) klunk10 - Celtic
  • 26) boyd12 - FC Porto
  • 27) deano8856 (Later replaced by Sparx) - PSV Eindhoven
  • 28) CowRonaldo - Benfica
  • 29) charlton223 - Fiorentina
  • 30) Kim Hyde - Besiktas
  • 31) theashes - Lazio
  • 32) LIVERPOOOOL (Later replaced by PES_Pro08) - Marseille
  • 33) lilrob - FC Copenhagen
  • 34) BIGMACMAX - Fenerbahce
  • 35) paulbond - Aston Villa
  • 36) BHA_LIV - Udinese
  • 37) dec9693 (Later replaced by Chelskiman) - Sporting CP

[edit] Season 1

[edit] League Format

The 37 teams that took part in the Super League were randomly divided into two leagues, A and B, of equal stature. League A consisted of 18 teams and League B consisted of 19. This meant that in League A, each team played a total of 34 games per season and in League B they played 36 games. No promotion or relegation occured in this format.

[edit] Drawing the Leagues

Moving on to the draw itself, each team was placed into one of five pots depending on its stature. In Pot 1 were all of the five star teams, in Pot 2 were the four star teams, in Pot 3 were the three star teams, in Pot 4 were the two star teams and in Pot 5 were the one star teams. The leagues were drawn out as followed:

League A

  • Ajax
  • Barcelona
  • Celtic
  • Chelsea
  • Fenerbahce
  • Feyenoord
  • Juventus
  • Lazio
  • Liverpool
  • Marseille
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Real Madrid
  • Real Zaragoza
  • AS Roma
  • Sporting CP
  • Tottenham
  • Udinese
  • Valencia

League B

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Besiktas
  • Bayern Munich
  • Benfica
  • FC Copenhagen
  • Fiorentina
  • Inter
  • Lyon
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • AC Milan
  • Newcastle
  • FC Porto
  • Rangers
  • Sevilla
  • Villarreal
  • West Ham

[edit] Prize Money

Teams would be awarded prize money at the end of the first season of the Super League depending on their performances. Prize money was as followed:

League Position

  • 1st: £20,000,000
  • 2nd: £15,000,000
  • 3rd: £10,000,000
  • 4th: £8,000,000
  • 5th: £6,000,000
  • 6th: £5,000,000
  • 7th: £4,000,000
  • 8th: £3,000,000
  • 9th: £2,000,000
  • 10th: £1,000,000

Team Performance

  • Top scorers in individual league: £2,000,000
  • Top scorers in both leagues: + £1,000,000
  • Best defence in individual league: £2,000,000
  • Best defence in both leagues: + £1,000,000
  • Most wins in individual league: £2,000,000
  • Most wins in both leagues: + £1,000,000
  • Least losses in individual league: £2,000,000
  • Least losses in both leagues: + £1,000,000

Player Performance

  • Top scorer in individual league: £2,000,000
  • Top scorer in both leagues: + £1,000,000


[edit] Final Standings

League A

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Liverpool 34 22 6 6 57 27 30 72
Barcelona 34 22 4 8 71 33 38 70
Chelsea 34 20 8 6 51 26 25 68
Tottenham 34 18 9 7 44 26 18 63
Roma 34 17 9 8 45 24 21 60
Real Zaragoza 34 16 8 10 41 34 7 56
Juventus 34 13 9 12 39 34 5 48
PSV 34 12 10 12 40 45 -5 46
Real Madrid 34 12 7 15 51 46 5 43
Valencia 34 12 7 15 37 38 -1 43
Lazio 34 12 7 15 40 55 -15 43
Celtic 34 11 6 17 39 56 -17 39
Ajax 34 9 10 15 30 45 -15 37
Marseille 34 8 12 14 29 40 -11 36
Fenerbahce 34 8 10 16 29 47 -18 34
Feyenoord 34 9 6 19 34 55 -21 33
Udinese 34 7 11 16 32 44 -12 32
Sporting CP 34 6 5 23 21 55 -35 23


League B

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Manchester United 36 25 7 4 61 28 33 82
Bayern Munich 36 21 10 5 56 29 27 73
Inter 36 19 6 11 57 36 27 63
Rangers 36 18 8 10 40 30 10 62
AC Milan 36 16 12 8 43 25 18 60
Arsenal 36 16 10 10 47 29 18 58
Villarreal 36 16 9 11 50 46 4 57
Lyon 36 15 10 11 45 43 2 55
Manchester City 36 13 12 11 35 37 -2 51
Aston Villa 36 13 6 17 36 40 -4 45
Copenhagen 36 12 8 16 30 39 -15 44
Besiktas 36 11 10 15 46 49 -3 43
West Ham 36 10 10 16 24 37 -13 40
Porto 36 9 11 16 41 49 -8 38
Benfica 36 10 8 18 33 43 -10 38
Newcastle 36 10 8 18 41 56 -15 38
Sevilla 36 10 8 18 24 41 -17 38
Atletico Madrid 36 7 10 19 25 51 -26 31
Fiorentina 36 6 7 23 30 56 -26 25

Champions: Liverpool and Manchester United

[edit] Season 2

[edit] Cup Format

Unlike the opening season of the Super League, the second season took the form of a cup competition. 37 teams were maintained in the competition and organizer sweenEy decided to introduce a preliminary qualifying phase to shorten down the numbers for the actual group phase. So the teams who finished in the bottom four of their respective leagues in the first season (Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Udinese, Feyenoord and Fenerbahce) were entered into a single group. In this group they played each other only once and at the end of these fixtures the 3 highest placed teams continued into the latter stages of the competition.


[edit] Group Stages/Knockout Rounds

The next round of the competition would consist of 8 seperate groups consisting of 4 teams that remained in the competition. Teams were seeded for the group draw depending on their final league position in the first season. In each group, the four teams played each other twice and once these games were complete, the two highest ranked teams in each group qualified for the knockout stages which was known as the Super League Championship. The two lowest ranked teams in each group were entered into a lesser competition which was known as the Super League Trophy. A Friendly Group was also created for the remaining 5 teams that did not qualify for the group stages. All of these teams qualified for the Super League Trophy.

An unseeded draw involving each of the qualifiers then took place to determine who played who in the first knockout round of both competitions (Super League Championship and Super League Trophy). Each of the ties consisted of two legs, with the winner on aggregate progressing to the next round of the knockout phase. In both competitions, the knockout phase continued until 2 teams were left to battle out one final game played over one leg. The winners of both would then be crowned champions.


[edit] Drawing the Groups

Before the draw for the group stages begun, Super League teams were placed in their respective seeding group based on their performance in the first season. They were as followed:

First Seeds

  • Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester United, Rangers, Tottenham

Second Seeds

  • Arsenal, Juventus, Lyon, Milan, PSV, Real Zaragoza, Roma, Villarreal

Third Seeds

  • Aston Villa, Besiktas, Celtic, Copenhagen, Lazio, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Valencia

Fourth Seeds

  • Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Fiorentina, Marseille, Porto, Sevilla, West Ham

Unseeded

  • Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Newcastle, Sporting, Udinese


[edit] Final Groups

After the seeds were made, it was time for draw to begin. It was a long process as sweenEy selected the A-H groups that would compete for the Super League Championship and Group I that would be playing their friendly league. The groups finished as follows:

Group A

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Manchester United 6 5 1 0 7 1 6 16
PSV 6 3 2 1 8 4 4 11
Copenhagen 6 1 2 3 4 6 -2 5
West Ham 6 0 1 5 5 13 -8 1


Group B

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Inter 6 3 2 1 9 7 2 11
Lyon 6 3 1 2 11 8 3 10
Fiorentina 6 2 2 2 4 5 -1 8
Lazio 6 0 3 3 3 7 -4 3


Group C

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Rangers 6 5 0 1 11 4 7 15
Sevilla 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 11
Valencia 6 2 2 2 7 9 -2 8
Arsenal 6 0 2 4 4 9 -5 2


Group D

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Aston Villa 6 4 2 0 12 6 6 11
Atletico Madrid 6 2 2 2 7 5 2 8
Barcelona 6 0 4 2 7 9 -2 4
Villarreal 6 0 4 2 4 10 -6 3


Group E

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Tottenham 6 3 2 1 10 8 2 11
Manchester City 6 2 3 1 2 1 1 9
Roma 6 3 0 3 7 7 0 9
Benfica 6 1 1 4 6 9 -3 4


Group F

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Besiktas 6 3 1 2 12 11 1 10
Juventus 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Bayern Munich 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Marseille 6 2 1 3 8 9 -1 7


Group G

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Liverpool 6 4 0 2 11 6 5 12
Real Zaragoza 6 4 0 2 8 9 -1 12
Ajax 6 3 0 3 12 11 1 9
Celtic 6 1 0 5 6 11 -5 3


Group H

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 8 4 4 13
Chelsea 6 3 1 2 4 3 1 10
Porto 6 2 1 3 4 6 -2 7
Milan 6 1 1 4 4 7 -3 4


Group I

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Newcastle 8 4 2 2 12 16 -4 14
Udinese 8 3 3 2 11 4 7 11
Feyenoord 8 3 3 2 9 4 5 12
Fenerbahce 8 2 3 3 6 8 -2 9
Sporting 8 1 3 4 8 14 -6 6

[edit] Knockout Stage

Super League Championship

Super League Trophy

Last edited by Whelan on 24 September 2010 at 14:42
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