Xavier Lukhas Posted May 15, 2020 Share Posted May 15, 2020 (edited) First, shout-out to all the participants in this thread, without whom this database wouldn't exist. Shout-out to @claassen: if it weren't for your database file, this one wouldn't exist either. Especially since most of the structure was lifted straight from his database, so I take no credits for the rule set! What is this database? Dutch leagues down to level 7, with working periods and playoffs as well as I could. Zondag and Zaterdag clubs should be correctly separated. It also includes six Districtsbekers based on a self-made split of the Dutch map to have a rather even number of teams per regions, map that you can find below. The finalists of each Districtsbeker will qualify for the KNVB Beker. The Eerste Klasse (D2) follows the 2020/21 rules that already were in the database: two straight promotions and the last promotion spot decided by a gigantic playoff. The Tweede Divisie now features two straight promotion places and four Periods. The four Periods winners will be matched against the 17th and 18th in the Eerste Divisie. The rules for the Eredivisie, Eerste Divisie and KNVB Beker are otherwise mostly unchanged if not completely unchanged, aside from the Eerste Divisie adopting the 2020/21 rule set a year earlier than scheduled. The clubs in the top two divisions have a Professional status, the following two divisions are on Semi-Pro status, and all the other divisions are on Amateur status. Clubs that are noted as "Always Amateur" in the database remain unchanged. Netherlands use a very generic Reserves and U19s system except for clubs who have their Reservers/Jong team in the leagues. I know it's unfair, but it is how it is. I've added several other tie-breakers for leagues based on what I could find on Wikipedia. Known quirks and issues: Due to a lack of stadiums in the very bottom divisions when the game starts, you may think the very bottom Zondag playoffs do not work. They do, there just aren't enough stadiums for everyone so they start later than they should. It sorts itself out after a few seasons when stadiums are built. I don't know if Always Amateur clubs with affiliations with top division clubs should or shouldn't play the KNVB Beker. It's very possible that Ajax Amateurs can play big boys AFC Ajax in the Beker due to them being technically different clubs That one isn't on me, episode 1: lack of kits and full names for clubs. Word salad names like "vv ASVB" don't qualify as a full name @Reddiablo! I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I don't even know how hard your job is, so cheers to you as well. I didn't write "need of Wiki love" in the title for no reason! That one isn't on me, episode 2: the Reputation levels of clubs don't scale too well. Clubs beyond the Eerste Divisie have really trash reputation levels, which makes it actually pretty hard to recruit the players you need or afford the wages they require. That one isn't on me, episode 3: the Eerste Divisie and Eredivisie don't really have a winter holiday since there simply isn't enough time to accommodate one. This is part of the vanilla rule set that I didn't modify; players in lower division clubs may go on holidays between Christmas and the first week of January however. It's very possible that a Period winner can be decided by a coin-flip. I've added a few fantasy tie-breakers like Discipline, but it's hard to have a fair tie-break since most clubs by design will either not meet each other, or won't play the same number of home and away games during a Period. Honestly you tell me. I may have overlooked something, even though I've personally played with a club from the bottom to the top of the pyramid, and it was as tedious as it sounds. Actually I'm not done finishing my first season in the Eredivisie, but since I haven't changed the rules there, there shouldn't be any issues that are my fault. And it not being my fault is the most important thing. Tips: I actually recommend against loading divisions you do not need. The Eerste Klasse and Tweede Klasse have a god awful level of football as well as representing 462(!) teams as well as 33 leagues of worthlessness and genuinely horrible football even by FM's standards. Unless you plan to start that low or your B/Jong team is in those divisions and/or you have a fairly modest computer, do not load necessary division levels. That being said, those two leagues are absolutely brutal to play in: the level is so low and there are so few matches that every slippage will absolutely cost you. You also don't get two legs in the promotion playoffs, so I suggest you aim for the title. If you're going to start that low, take the time to add a full name and kits to your club. Ditto if you're going to add a B club in the bottom leagues, I'm no one to judge if how you get your fun. And maybe add a stadium to your club as well. If you're going to start that low², I suggest you holiday for a few seasons to allow clubs to find the players and staff they need to settle down. Netherlands (D7) by Xavier Lukhas.fmf Edited August 18, 2020 by Xavier Lukhas Updated file, ABBA penalty format for JC Schaal. 7 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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