AI Experiment - Flipping England on it's Head
The concept behind this AI experiment is to take the current English league system and flip all the clubs from top to bottom so that the Premiership clubs begin in BS North / South and the current BS North / South clubs play in the Premiership and Championship. So the format of the English League system would now look like this:
Current Format How it would look
Premiership 20 teams The lowest rep 10 teams from BS North and BS South
Championship 24 teams The remaining, 12 highest rep teams from BS North and BS South
League One 24 teams 23 BS Premier teams + Leeds
League Two 24 teams Stays the same
BS Premier 24 teams 23 League One teams + the highest rep current BS Premier team.
BS North 22 teams 12 Northern based Championship clubs + 10 Northern based Prem clubs
BS South 22 teams 12 Southern based Championship clubs + 10 Southern based Prem clubs
Leeds may or may not need to stay in League One due to a hardcoding element. All the current teams eligible for European competition would be stripped of that right and they would be given to the lowest rep teams now found in the Premiership.
I would also recommend playing this on a small database with only the English leagues running.
Aim of the experiment
To see the effects of turning the tables on the current English league system and to see how the big clubs respond to this.
Do they all go bankrupt?
Do they all sell their best players asap and do all the good players migrate abroad?
What happens to the big clubs that don't get promoted from the BS North / South the first season?
Is the FA Cup going to be won by anybody other than the big 4?
How do the teams now in the Premiership deal with life in European competitions? - How does this affect the UEFA Coefficients?
How do the teams now finding themselves in the Premiership respond to this - do they go on a spending spree?
How does this all affect the reputation of clubs over time?
Do Leeds get back to the Premierhsip a lot quicker due to their league now having poorer teams?
Fast forward the game on 5, 10, 20 seasons and how different does the league structure from what it was at the start of the experiment and what the current real life situation is like?
I would say once Genie Scout comes out then this could be a really good experiment if someone did it in quite a bit of detail, ie: Screenshot of each leagues, looking at big name transfers in / out of England, focusing on certain clubs such as a 'big 4' watch or a Leeds United watch etc