Discussion in 'TSL Cup' started by Broncos218, Oct 4, 2012.
&COPPA CONFEDERAZIONEDraw Details
Draw Date: Tuesday, October 9 @ 7 PM ET
New season, new Coppa! But starting this season, we now also have the Coppa Confederazione! The group stage will remain the same, but with 2 extra teams in the Serie leagues, two groups (Group A & Group H) will have 5 teams.
The first group match games will open Wednesday, October 10, the day following the draw. Similar to last season's Coppa, the Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals will remain open for an extended time, partly to allow ample time for all games to be completed, and also due to the Thanksgiving break. Also, with a couple groups now having 4 games to be played per team, the standard 3-week group schedule will remain, while some teams occasionally will have to play 2 Coppa games in a week (You can view the Coppa google doc for the full schedule). The dates for the schedule will be as follows:
10/10 - 10/17: Serie Matchweek 1 will have Group Matchday 1
10/17 - 10/24: Serie Matchweek 2 will have Group Matchday 2
10/24 - 10/31: Serie Matchweek 3 will have Group Matchday 3
10/31 - 11/7: Serie Matchweek 4 will be an off week (cushion for unplayed group stage games)
11/7 - 11/21: Round of 16 will be during Serie Matchweek 5 & Serie Matchweek 6
11/21 - 12/5: Thanksgiving break week & Serie Matchweek 7 will be the time for Quarterfinals
12/5 - 12/12: Back to weekly scheduling, with Semifinals during Serie Matchweek 8
12/12 - 12/19: Coppa Tradizione Final
With 34 teams now, Groups A & H will each have 5 teams (chosen because it keeps a balanced bracket format), while the other 6 groups will each have 4 teams. Similar to real-life tournaments with an unequal number of teams per group, the 5th team in each larger group will be a team drawn from the lowest pot, in this case, Pot 4. All groups will still contain at least 1 representative from each Serie level.
There will be 4 pots. The pots will be ranked by Coppa title holder and Serie level first, and previous season's results second. Any newcomers will be ranked last. Each of the first 3 pots will contain 8 teams, while Pot 4 will contain all 10 Serie C teams. Here are the pots:
Pot 1: snake3249 (Swansea City), Friz (Udinese), Zikry (Sao Paulo), CxMacx10 (West Ham), shiftee (Anzhi M'kala), RedAL925 (Real Sociedad), rschwep (Hannover 96), HokieNYC (Sunderland)
Pot 2: vipermansa (Montpellier), Broncos218 (Bordeaux), bigox1337 (Stoke City), heznfire (Parma), hokie79 (Marseille), IJGator (1899 Hoffenheim), BESHIKTAS (QPR), LasVegasFC (VfL Wolfsburg)
Pot 3: BigSmooth33 (Celtic), jb_banco (Lokomotiv Moscow), Roger (RCD Espanyol), UcanHateMeNow (Hamburger SV), GovernedSpy (Rubin Kazan), krtgolfing (Santos), Frenchie1916 (VfB Stuttgart), juanchoCT14 (Stade Rennais)
Pot 4: Isaac Oyer (Ein. Frankfurt), Go Devils (Galatasaray), redwings8831 (PSV Eindhoven), Geneseo98 (Genoa), OhDaesu19 (Palermo), danwin (Athletic Club), LAC27 (I. Porto Alegre), boil16 (Aston Villa), thebouncer24 (Atl. Mineiro), Captain Clutch (Dinamo Moscow)
With the World Cup draw, they draw a team and a slot (1-4) within the group. Since the schedule is already set for each slot within each group, and I don't want to prolong the draw with also drawing group slots when I draw each team, a quick random draw of the of the slot order will be done for each group beforehand. This is done so that certain pots aren't guaranteed 2 home games and further randomizes the playing order within the group. So for example, I'll randomize Group A and it may turn out that slot 1 goes to the 3rd team drawn, slot 2 to the 1st team drawn, etc. If that's at all confusing, just check out the previous Coppa's draw. Primarily, it's just to randomize the matches.
After that, the teams will be drawn in a live format, with me posting the results here in this thread at the previously announced draw date & time. First, the pot 1 teams will be drawn group-by-group. Then the same for pot 2. In the past, to ensure each group had a representative from each Serie league level, I had to essentially split Pot 3 into Pots 3A and 3B. But with the new number of teams, this is no longer necessary. Therefore, the draw will continue on as normal, with Pot 3 teams drawn group-by-group, and then the Pot 4 teams drawn last (with the 9th & 10th drawn teams filling the 5th slots in Groups A & H).
The first group matches will open the same day as the Serie league's opening kick off. For any questions, just post over in the Cups Discussion thread.
Less than 3 hours until the draw!
Just 5 minutes until the start of this season's Coppa draw! Feel free to discuss throughout the live draw
Hoping for one of the 5 team groups.
experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment, just a slight delay here...
alright, back up and running! So first, a quick randomization of the pot placements within the group:
And with that, we will start out with Pot 1, going group-by-group!
who stole the ping pong balls?
So following the first pot's draw, we have:
Now onto Pot 2, where we will start to get an idea on how the pots will look...
Just noticed Broncos is in pot 2.
His group is the automatic group of death
Damn. Drew Broncos218. Group G gonna be tough already
I feel sorry for the last 2 users who will be in Group G.
Now after 2 pots, here's the current setup:
Now on to Pot 3, which includes the rest of Serie B
Parma and Sunderland ( HokieNYC ) are in the same group for the second straight year.
Separate names with a comma.