The Afrovision Managerial Contest
(Much of this is a repeat from the opening post of the first thread. Please read it all though, as some details have been added in)
From around the globe, 53 managers have come to Africa! Home to what is perhaps the most flamboyant football in the world, and what is essentially an underrated continent in footballing terms. However, the 53 impoverished nations that make up the continent can together boast a number of stars, which tells us that the quality is there. All that is needed is the public attention, and that is what the continent shall get as The Afrovision Managerial Contest lands upon the 30.2 million km2 of earth.
The South African multimedia company known as Broadcasters, African Television, Radio and Complete Entertainment Revolution (BATRACER) is the key company behind the new scheme that will bring fame to African football. After some success after a similar contest was trialled in the Americas, and of course following the huge international celebrity of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Striking Contest, Africa is the next continent to be swept by the reality TV and interactive show craze. BATRACER will be broadcasting the Contest to all 53 African nations, and of course to the most interested of other nations (those currently being: the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, China and Japan), and will offer exclusive coverage of the finals.
Here’s how it works: 53 of you have been selected to be the managers of the African nations. Mayotte and Réunion, not being FIFA members, have opted not to take part in the contest. The nation you will manage has been randomly assigned to you, and you can find out whose yours is below. With all the managers set at their nations, I will simulate two months of game time and provide a report. I’ll then do this again until I have done six reports and covered a year of game time. This is where you’ll come in: as Africa is such a huge continent, two nations will get a bye to the final. These will be the holder/host and the highest ranked African team at the end of the 12 months. If these are the same, the bye will go to the next-highest ranked team. The other 51 nations will compete in Semi-Finals, 17 in each of the three semi-finals. From each of the three, five nations will qualify, joining with the two biggest nations to make a 17-strong final.
You will be expected to vote in the semi-finals and final, so it is essential that you are able to continue to follow the sign-up once you have signed up. If you are one of the two nations with a bye, I will get you to give your votes for a specific semi-final. The others will vote for their own semi-final. All 53 managers are expected to vote in the final. As per the Eurovision Song Contest, your votes will consist of a 12-pointer, a 10-pointer, an 8-pointer and votes from 7 down to 1 points. After the votes, the nations are ranked in order of the number of points they have earned; the top five go through from the semi-finals but only the top nation will matter in the final, as they will be crowned the seasonal champion and will host the next contest. If nations are tied, they will be sorted by the number of 12-pointers they have received, then the number of 10-pointers, etcetera, until the tie is broken.
You have each created your manager and attributes have been assigned to that manager depending on how you valued different components of the Eurovision system. You have also been assigned a nation using a random number generator. Here are the managers of the nations that will take part in the tournament:
Each of these managers has been entered into the database and has travelled to their new nation to begin work. Pretty soon, BATRACER will send out its first broadcast updating 62 nations on the progress of the new competition. After six broadcasts, the competition starts properly, ramping up pace for live voting shows. Don’t forget, as a manager, you are expected to vote in the semi-final that you are involved in and the final, and if you receive a bye I will give you a semi-final to vote in. I have marked several of those who have signed up on a watchlist: if you are one of them and you miss a tournament’s worth of voting, you may be dropped without warning. If you miss one set of votes, your nation is deducted 12 points for that set of votes.Code:Username Manager NAT Managing... DodgeeD David Dodgson ENG Congo (Republic of) Whoopy D Whoopy Dee’e CMR Djibouti weeeman27bob Weeman Fernandez PER Namibia bergtaur Hryhorii Zahorchak UKR Chad Cardiovascular Cardio Hernandes POR Sierra Leone PaulHartman71 Jeremy English ENG Sudan pompey13 Pompey 13 ENG Malawi joetheref Joe Tompkins ENG Lesotho MattFergie Matt Ferguson SCO Somalia dafuge dafuge ENG Mozambique NeoAC Ryan Andrews RSA Swaziland rancer890 Ricky Nakano CAN Central African Republic canvey!! Didier Dardon FRA Morocco super_lampard Super Lampard ENG Seychelles PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows AND Egypt BenArsenal Ben Cee SIN Niger coldkohmew Mentho Latum SIN Tunisia Hamuel Alfred Jarry FRA Kenya fergysafc Liam Ferguson ENG Cameroon iacovone Sir Ronald Vaughan ENG Benin Loojay Steve Axworth FIN Ethiopia SJ234 Jose Rodriguez ESP Uganda Adamw Adam Wilkinson ENG Guinea hamilton162 Tom Hamilton AUS Comoros manchester07 Ricky Gill ITA Libya Robert_296 Robert Boyle ENG Algeria Lower Leagues Rule Des Tiny NZL Nigeria Greasy Chip Butty Chip Butty ENG São Tomé and Principe corinthiano Joaquim Ntadi MOZ Madagascar jayatsena Be Jayatsena ITA Burundi magvest Magnus Vestergaard SWE Burkina Faso jack.browne Jack Browne USA Rwanda chopper99 Craig Hopper KEN DR Congo Almondo Alex Almond ENG Mauritius Xx_WeeCoop_xX Mark Cooper SCO Guinea-Bissau Dees-Blake Dees Blake ENG Togo Tomaldinho Tomaldinho POR Liberia gavrenwick Kleen Shavern UKR Gambia SCIAG Quandiose Yancy GAM Eritrea Kenco Ken Co ENG Gabon hasdgfas Albert Holstein USA Ivory Coast Mikel LUFC Juan King ESP Angola tomsmith1989 Tom Smith POR Botswana spartans5 Lawrence Lazewski POL Mauritania stoehrst Charlie Henry USA Zimbabwe el sid The Green Beret ENG Equatorial Guinea Edinho Edward Still BOT Senegal JSalter Karl Unpingco GUM Cape Verde Elrithral Alfredo Dick ITA Ghana Mk_Forest Matt Lepino ENG South Africa himan Christina Modoglou CYP Zambia MikaelS Mikael Schøler DEN Mali Northerm Lights Thelonius Davis SEN Tanzania
The spotlight now turns to South Africa, the host of the inaugural tournament. It will be up to their manager Matt Lepino to ensure that the host nation delivers a good performance themselves. So, without further ado…let the games begin!
The image is courtesy of news.myjoyonline.com.
- Each manager has started with a Current Ability of 130 and a Potential Ability of 160. They have a reputation of 7000 for each of the three reputation values.
- During standard update time, I will post an update every other day. Then updates will cease for a bit during the voting period, and updates will be every day during the tournaments.
- Managers mentioned in any reports will be mentioned using their manager name. The table above is a good example of one you can use to cross-reference if necessary.
- There will be times when I cannot make an update. I will tell you in advance and, if possible, will provide you with a few updates at once if I am going away for a week or two.
- The leagues loaded are the first divisions of England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. These will be run on minimal detail while international friendlies, the World Cup, the African Cup of Nations and African qualifying for those two will be run on full detail.
- If your manager gets sacked or leaves his job, you will retain your place in the sign-up. However, other forumers will be made aware that your manager is no longer in his/her job, so your performance in the following finals may suffer, but would improve thereafter. You are at risk of losing your place in the sign-up, however, if you fail to vote (see the stipulations above).