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More options Oct 25 2010, 10:12 am
Newsgroups: rec.sport.soccer
From: milivella <milive...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:12:40 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Mon, Oct 25 2010 10:12 am
Subject: Re: Clash of the Nations (a game) - matchday 1 (group stage) [corrected post]
Clément:

> "milivella" escreveu:

> > Hey, I've my third cent and it's already an idea for a future variant!

> > - Cent #3: I don't know if it's necessary to spice up things, but a
> > nice way would be implementing a rule such as: when a South American
> > team plays against a European team, the South Americans start with 1
> > goal extra; and similar rules for the other possible couplings, so
> > that there is an overall balance (no confederation is favoured). It's
> > a way (this one involving confederations is just an example, one could
> > think of different ones) to make the game less opponent-agnostic, e.g.
> > if my team is set to be 2nd in group A, I would be willing to do what
> > I can to avoid that group B is topped by a South American team.

> This sounds really interesting.

A way to do it more easily (don't know if you like it, though: please
let me know) would be the following (I'll go with an example instead
of awkwardly trying to describe the abstract procedure):

1=33 Random team from Group A
2=34 Random team from Group B
3=35 Random team from Group C
4=36 Random team from Group D
5=37 Random team from Group E
6=38 Random team from Group F
7=39 Random team from Group G
8=40 Random team from Group H
9=41 Random team from Group A
10=42 Random team from Group B
...
17=49 Random team from group A
...
25=57 Random team from group A
...
32=64 Random team from group H

Rule for default goal: a team n starts
1-0 against teams from n+1 to n+15
0-1 against team n+17 to n+31 (is a consequence of the previous line)
0-0 against team n+16

So each team is better than one team in its group, equal to another
one, worse than the remaining one. And in the whole competition it's
better than fifteen teams (two in each of the other groups) and worse
than fifteen (again, two in each of the other groups).

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Cheers
milivella