Scenario: The Faroe Islands have long been considered as a footballing minnow by the rest of the world and the FA were fed up of this tag. In order to improve the national team's chances and increase the reputation, the leagues were disbanded and decided to invite the counties of England to represent the Faroe Islands in all footballing competitions.
Four divisions have been created to accomodate 40 counties - the 18 counties that play in the cricketing County Championship, 19 Minor Counties, plus 3 newly created teams: Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, and Merseyside
10,000 seater stadiums have been built, in proximity to where the cricketing counterparts' stadiums are located, and have the potential to be expanded to 90,000.
English chairmen have also been randomly allocated to each club.
The sign up bit is these chairmen want to appoint a person each to advise them on footballing matters before the new season kicks off. The Faroe Islands FA have organised that in the interests of fair play, managers and players will be allocated to each club randomly in a draft system. You must select a county to represent and then select a manager and 4 players to be entered into the draft. Do you select managers and players that are world class, but risk giving your rivals an advantage? Or do you select people that could weaken your opposition, but could also weaken your own side if selected? The decisions are yours to make!
Once all teams have been selected, then I shall reveal the identity of the players and manager that your team has been allocated.
I'll add to the first post the managers and players that each team has added, so please don't select players/managers/teams that have already been selected
Sign up form:
4 players to go into draft:
Manager to go into draft:
Teams available are those not in bold. People who have already chosen a county can select 1 more if they require; new signups can select 2 counties
Bedfordshire (bambi holt) - Romelu Lukaku, Khouma Babacar, Gareth Bale, Joe Hart, Harry Redknapp Berkshire (jayatsena) - Boaz Solossa, Irfan Bachdim, Hamka Hamzah, Kurnia Meiga, Rahmad Darmawan Buckinghamshire (bambi holt) - Enoch Showunmi, David Goodwillie, Keith Keane, George Pilkington, Mick Harford Cambridgeshire (fyrros) - Brice Ntambwe, Chinedu Obasi, Davide Astori, David Luiz, Davide Ballardini Cheshire (fyrros) - Zezinho, Thiago Silva, David Silva, Alberto Paloschi, Quique Flores Cornwall (o1000100) - Sergio Aguero, Gerard Pique, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Louis van Gaal Cumbria (bergtaur) - Xherdan Shaqiri, Fábio Coentrão, Pavel Niakhaichyk, Mamadou Sakho, Michael Laudrup Derbyshire (as260191) - Craig Davies, Calvin Zola, Michael Boulding, Matt Harrold, Jamie Pitman Devon (MattieCoopz) - Richard Kingson, Titus Bramble, Joey Barton, Nicklas Bendtner, Ian Holloway Dorset (MattieCoopz) - Carlos Kameni, John Terry, Franck Ribery, Radamel Falcao, Guus Hiddink Durham (toonbalmy87) - Igor Akinfeev, Giorgio Chiellini, Dani Alves, Alexandre Pato, Vicente del Bosque Essex (NicKC13573) - Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon, Xavi, Sir Alex Ferguson Glamorgan (salzia27) - Filippo Inzaghi, Andrey Arshavin, Tom Cleverley, Darnel Situ, Chris Coleman Gloucestershire (Impulse203ATX) - Hugo Lloris, Daniele de Rossi, Edinson Cavani, Max Gradel, Arsene Wenger Hampshire (letissierandhenryaregreat) - Pepe Reina, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Guiseppe Rossi, Marco van Basten Herefordshire (Ihsaan) - Jonathan Greening, Zoltan Gera, Scott Dobie, Jason Koumas, Bryan Robson Hertfordshire (letissierandhenryaregreat) - Marco Airosa, Geraldo, Manucho, Djalma, Lito Vidigal Isle of Wight (MacLovin) - Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabreas, David de Gea, Nemanja Vidic, José Mourinho Isles of Scilly (MacLovin) - Ashley Williams, Jimmy Bullard, Robbie Savage, Rory Delap, Iain Dowie Kent (NicKC13573) - Jon Nurse, Tony Roberts, Romain Vincelot, Danny Green, John Still Lancashire (salzia27) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Samuel Eto'o, Ashley Cole, Hulk, Unai Emery Leicestershire (hacki 101) - Darren Bent, Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan, Ashley Young, Mark Hughes Lincolnshire (arkitekt) - Adel Taarabt, Fredy Montero, Kasey Keller, Adam Birchall, Steve Cordery Merseyside (kevv2204) - Steven Gerrard, Juan Manuel Mata, Mats Hummels, Rafael van der Vaart, Diego Maradona Middlesex (arkitekt) - Aruna Dindane, Thomas Kuszczak, Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan, Steve Bruce Norfolk (Saxonaitor) - Seydou Doumbia, Victor Valdes, Fernando Torres, Michael Dawson, Rafa Benitez Northamptonshire (Excelsious) - Pascal Cygan, Juan Sebastian Veron, Francis Jeffers, Jeremie Aliadiare, Sam Allardyce Northumberland (maisonjaune) - Lisandro López, Marouane Chamakh, Cheick Tioté, Dave Winfield, Chris Hughton Nottinghamshire (Excelsious) - Gervinho, Bacary Sagna, Robin van Persie, Michael Essien, Roberto Mancini Oxfordshire (jimbowmanuk) - Jay DeMerit, Daniel Larsson, David Hasler, Sean Higgins, Derek McInnes Shropshire (stuart_aberdeen) - Mauro Zarate, Hatem Ben Arfa, Djibiril Cisse, Miroslav Klose, Jimmy Calderwood Somerset (coldkohmew) - Guillermo Ochoa, Jan Vertonghen, Sofiane Feghouli, Rodrigo Palacio, Brendan Rodgers Staffordshire (stuart_aberdeen) - Sone Aluko, Russell Anderson, Jose Enrique, Sergio Floccari, Edoardo Reja Suffolk (glennuk) - Alan Patrick, Connor Wickham, Thiago Alcantara, Phil Jones, Roy Keane Surrey (coldkohmew) - Rene Adler, Nicolas Otamendi, Pablo Piatti, Gonzalo Higuain, Valdir de Moraes Sussex (jimbowmanuk) - Edin Dzeko, Marek Hamsik, Eden Hazard, Darren Fletcher, Andre Villas-Boas Warwickshire (Hacki 101) - David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Iker Casillas, Wesley Sneijder, Pep Guardiola Wiltshire (toonbalmy87) - Haris Vuckic, Grant Holt, Tim Krul, Erik Lamela, Glenn Hoddle Worcestershire (Ihsaan) - Ben Foster, Patrice Evra, Javier Pastore, Luis Suarez, Roy Hodgson Yorkshire (jayatsena) - Paulo Henrique, Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez, Petr Cech, Otmar Hitzfeld
So just Leicestershire and Lincolnshire left (and technically Middlesex because their players/manager still need to be picked), and then I shall reveal the results of the draft for both the players and managers