(S1) Serie A Review

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  1. RedAL925

    RedAL925 TSL Commissioner

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    Gentlemen,

    Season 1 of the inaugural PS3 FIFA TFL SERIE is in the books, and I have to say it was a success. We have set a solid foundation for future seasons, and with the solid core of managers we have now, the TFL SERIE is sure to prosper. While we are still ironing out a few details, the TFL SERIE should be fully functional for FIFA 12.

    The matches struck a perfect balance of competitiveness and fun, and we had minimal complaints about gameplay issues. Despite the fact that we lost a few members along the way, everyone managed to complete their full match schedule. We had an exciting race for the title, with 6 teams in contention during the last few weeks of the season. We even have a one-game playoff to determine the true champion between shiftee and Broncos218

    Our promotion/relegation system was thrown out of whack after we had 3 managers drop, but we are excited to welcome Paulitix kaptainkracker1 and another TBD manager to Serie A for Season 2. These teams are here by no coincidence, so step your game up or else risk living in the drop zone.

    The TFL Cup was also a success, with a champion still TBD between Zikry and Egnited Season 2 will bring some new faces to the tournament, as well as returning managers looking for revenge.

    SEASON AWARDS:
    League Champions:

    Goals (Team): 37 - Hamburger SV, LOSC Lille
    Goals Against (Team): 15 - CSKA Moscow, Palermo

    Goals (Individual):
    Clean Sheets:

    Fair Play (Team): Udinese (0 cards)

    A Note on the Future:

    Season 2 will kick off as soon as the team draft is complete. Our goal is to wrap that season up about a week before the release of FIFA 12. When FIFA 12 drops, there is the possibility of another round of expansion, introducing a Serie C to the fold. If this is the case, league size may drop to 10 managers in each league. IF, I said IF this happens, promotion/relegation would be once again thrown out of whack. We would then need to determine how to realign the leagues, which might mean more people being relegated than normal. So this is your de facto warning to bring your A-game for Season 2.

    With all of that said, I thank you all for your help and good sportsmanship, and I look forward to Season 2 of the TFL SERIE and beyond!

    Zikry - if you have anything you'd like to add, please by all means do so
     
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    congratulation guys. Great job on the first season and i look forward to meeting you all in season 2
     
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    I will be updating the stats right now. Just need to get the games from this past week recorded and they will be good to go. I will post the awards for individual players soon.
     
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    A few add-ons:

    - If you haven't already, please add me on PSN (RedAL925)
    - AIM is strongly recommended for communication purposes. The forums here are always our #1 option, but AIM is a useful tool
    - Please be sure to use the Vacation Thread to let us know when you will be away
    - You may create a Team Page thread in the appropriate forum once you have selected your team. It is recommended that you use a google doc spreadsheet to keep track of your own stats on your team pages.
     
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    Stats have all been updated and with 1 game remaining (CSKA vs Hamburg for the Championship) there are still some individual awards up for grabs:

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    Golden Boot (Top Scorer)

    1st:​

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    Seydou Doumbia (CSKA) - 19 GOALS

    2nd:​

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    Mladen Petric (Hamburg) - 17 GOALS

    *With 1 game remaining and both these players being involved in that game, Petric still has a chance to catch Doumbia if he is able to score 2 goals in that game, or overtake him with a hat-trick or more. Doumbia looks to have the golden boot wrapped up at this point, however Petric might steal this one with a strong showing in the championship decider.​
     
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    Golden Glove Award (Best Keeper)

    *This award is handed to the goalkeeper who kept the most clean sheets throughout the season. Looking at the list of the top keepers it is no surprise that the people who are atop of the list also found their teams at the top of the table. In fact, the top 4 keepers played for 4 of the top 5 teams in the Serie A, showing that a strong defense really was the key this year to a successful run. No where is that more evident than when looking at the top 2 goalkeepers, who defended the goals for the top 2 teams in the league:​

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    Frank Rost (Hamburg) - 9 clean sheets

    The true leader of the Hamburg defense the 38 year old Rost led the team to some inspirational goal keeping showings this year. While the team's attacking talents were clear to see (tied for most goals scored with Lille at 37) it was the defensive stability that ultimately pushed Hamburg towards the one game showdown for the title. With Broncos218 deciding to stick with Hamburg it gives Rost another chance to show off his skills in Europe, before he takes his talents to New York in Fifa 12 as the new Red Bulls keeper.​

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    Igor Akinfeev (CSKA) - 9 clean sheets

    The 25 year old Akifeev clearly showed this season why he was once thought as the hottest prospect at his position a couple years ago. He is already the undisputed 1st choice for his country (Russia) and has been part of the 1st team in CSKA since he was 18 years old. Not only did Akifeev end up tying for top spot with Rost in clean sheets (9) but he also led his team to having the stingiest defense in all of Serie A (tied with Palermo) in only giving up 15 goals all season long. Will Akinfeev be able to shut down Hamburg's lethal attack, and prove what many people already believe, that he is the best keeper in the league?​
     
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