New/Updated rules for the eFA Leagues 2020/2021

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1. Twitter

1.0. All clubs must have the Official eFA Emblem in their Banner on Twitter

1.1. All clubs must have the eFA Youtube link in the description box of their official club Twitter page

1.2. All clubs must have the following in the description box of their official twitter page “Home to the official eFA club (insert Club Name)

1.3. Clubs must “like” all tweets from the @TheeFAOfficial Twitter account that contains the #eFAOfficialNews within 7 days of publication. This will ensure you are up to date and informed at all times thus if this rule is found to have not been observed by any club then a 4.4#pepcedes penalty shall apply. This does not include retweets

1.4. All eFA clubs must follow one another

2. Deals, Player Signings & Transfers

2.0. Managers can enquire about players & make offers for players through Football Manager with the exception of eFA bank owned players & “free transfers” (see rule 2.2. & 2.3.) provided the player of interest plays for an “active” eFA member (check the clubs webpage). If member is not active you can DM the club concerned on Twitter, be sure to let us know when you’ve done so so that we can also notify the manager on your behalf. *Note: If a club has opted to allow CPU to assign them a manager, they’ll have a robot for a profile pic on their website page

2.1. All deals must be tweeted by one of the trading teams to the @TheeFAOfficial specifying where the players concerned have gone to and from and what it was in exchange of followed by #pepdeals. This tweet must also contain a link to your club webpage which in turn should be displaying your UPDATED team roster, not doing so will mean a void registration. Any club not involved in a deal is prohibited from tweeting that deal. It must be done by the clubs concerned and must come from their Twitter handles in order to be  valid. The transfer isn’t ratified until the eFA retweet’s it

2.2. Clubs must ensure deals tweeted contain the correct spellings of player names, incorrect spellings or anything else that may cause confusion will result in 8.8#pepcedes penalty charge

2.3. Free transfers
If no club or participating organisation including the eFA bank has a player you know of you can register and own them free of charge!! Just follow the procedure above in rule 2.1. Once you’ve confirmed the new signing on Twitter your Football Manager squad will be updated shortly afterwards courtesy of the eFA.

Note: You can check a players availability via the search tool on this website or on Twitter by typing the players name in the search bar accompanied by the hashtag #pepdeals, if the player does not appear in your searches it would indicate that you have discovered a player never previously employed by any participating organisation. If in doubt click here to contact transfer officer Club De Haland.

2.4. Buying from the bank
Clubs can buy players from the eFA bank for #pepcedes with the exception of those of you subscribed to the Gamer Tier, just follow the procedure above in rule 2.1.) Click here for bank owned players that can be purchased at their listed value.

2.5. Selling to the bank
Clubs can offer players to the eFA bank via Twitter for #pepcedes with the exception of those of you subscribed to the Gamer Tier. if the bank is interested the bank will accept the offer and pay you 50% of that players FM value.
*The bank will only consider trade for players listed in FM as “wonderkid” or those rated 3 stars or above. 3 star players offered to the bank must be age 23 or younger to be considered.

2.6. Any player who is released from a club without trade or sale must still be documented on twitter with the following “#pepdeals” in the tweet. Not doing so will incur a fine of 8.8#pepcedes

2.7. Transfer Window
Players cannot be signed outside of a transfer window with the exception of free transfers. In the case of a free player being wanted by a club during a closed transfer window the club concerned can still register & tweet the free transfer however the tweet must specify that it will go through during the next transfer window. Please be aware that this player will take up a squad place and will still not be ineligible to play until the next window arrives.

2.8. First refusal deals must be fully stipulated on the tweeted deal in order to be ratified.

2.9. Once a deal is agreed & tweeted by either club concerned that deal is binding. If any club wishes to reverse a deal with a LEGITIMATE reason they must now go through the eFA to find a course of action if any.

Click here for How To Register A “Discovery” video tutorial.

Click here for How To Register Players For New Season video tutorial.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns

3. Cup Game Day Procedure And Conduct

Home teams gets to decide match conditions – i.e conditions of the pitch, weather, time of day, ball type, game speed etc Home team also decides wether headsets can be in use etc

3.0. Cup game weeks start on Thursdays and run all the way through to Wednesdays. eFA teams can choose any day between those said days to play their match. Fixtures are drawn before tournaments and posted online so everyone will be able to know what game they have. Home clubs must contact their opponent at the beginning of a cup game week (IE latest, the first day of the game week at 9pm) to decide what day that week their game will be played, if this is not done home match conditions revert to the away club if they so choose and a 8.8#pepcedes fine will be metered out to the offender. Note: If a club has opted to allow CPU to assign them a manager, on game day they’ll have a robot for a profile pic on their website page in which case you can go ahead & face them without acknowledging this rule.

3.1. Once agreed, the time & date for the fixture must be tweeted by the home team. This tweet must include #eFACupGameday. Only when the Tweet is “Liked” by opponent & retweeted by @TheeFAOfficial will it be considered an official eFA game.​ After this point clubs will be charged a small admin fee of 4.4#pepcedes for any amendments.

3.2. If an away team remains uncontactable for the first 3 days of a game week, and the home team can prove they have used all avenues to contact the opposition the away side will be dealt with a fine of 90#pepcedes. *Excluding those clubs on owner tier employing the CPU

3.3. This season Missed games will result in a 200#Pepcedes penalty charge for the team at fault unless they have already been given special dispensation by the eFA or both clubs have agreed to a different date. In the case both teams agree a different game day the eFA must be informed before the the original date expiration or else both teams will receive a 100#pepcedes fine.

3.4. If a club misses a game but manages to agree with the team not at fault to replay them the home team status reverts to the team not at fault if they weren’t already the home side & the club at fault will be issued an 120#pepcedes penalty charge.

3.6. Each time a club misses a fixture the penalty charge will be doubled

3.6.1. Lateness for any given game day will not be tolerated. Anything at or over 10 minutes will be considered late and will carry a 1.1#pepcedes fine. Any lateness of 15 minutes will carry a 4.4#pepcedes. From 20 minutes and after it is a flat 11#pepcedes fine. A club who is more Than 30 mins late will deem the match day void and be liable for a 22#pepcedes fine. If a club has a reasonable excuse for lateness then the eFA can take that into consideration. It must be stressed that this shall only apply if the eFA are made aware of lateness before kick off times.

3.6.2. All clubs must tweet at least 30 mins before kickoff informing opponent of the 18 man squad selected for the match. If your team is to be powered by the CPU the tweet should include tactics, formation and any other instructions you’d like your players to follow & should be tweeted 24 hours before kickoff. This tweet should include the hashtag #eFACupGameday and an additional hashtag #eFALegendary or #eFASuperstar if you’re employing the CPU. Violation of this rule will result in a 8.8#pepcedes penalty charge. *With exception of clubs that have purchased “PEP Messanger” In the event of a club being unable to unlock legendary AI their team will operate on “professional” level when facing an opponent on owner tier employing CPU at legendary level. Injured Players
There will be an Injury and suspensions list section for teams to follow and keep abreast, any player who is on the injury list cannot take part in cup games. Any player found to be playing games when injured ie on the injured list will face a 3 game ban and the club will face a 8.8#pepcedes fine. Furthermore the opposition manager will be given the option to demand a rematch in which case the game must be replayed. It is the responsibility of all clubs to insure that their injury list is correct, managers must update us if needs be.

3.6.3. Club will be responsible for checking their opponents match day 18 for any illegal players, no dispensation for replays will be given should illegal players that you failed to spot in the match day 18 tweet be fielded against you however a 22 #pepcedes “fraud” charge will be issued to offending club. Any player found to be playing games when injured ie on the injured list will face a 3 game ban. Playing those listed on site as injured or suspended is illegal.

3.6.4. Lag
In order for a lag dispute to be raised about a game, clubs must prove that they had attempted to communicate in game, during the game concerned regarding the lag. The in game messaging service (available by pressing R3 in game during breaks in play) is the only form of communication the eFA will deem admissible evidence. No communication in game, no opportunity to dispute lag. Note: If there is no visual evidence of lag no club is obliged to stop play to communicate with the other.

3.6.5. In a game where one team wants to dispute the final result due to “lag” the Committee must view the match footage to verify whether or not lag bars appear, if lag bars are evident in the footage the Committee will pass a ruling in favour of the club with the strongest internet connection after speed tests. Note: No lag bars, no case!

3.6.6. Clubs that win lag disputes will have to pay an 11#pepcedes administration cost in order for the replay to be sanctioned however If lag bars appear after you go behind you’ll have to instead pay a 22#pepcedes administration fee in order for the replay to be sanctioned unless you had communicated with your opponent in game about the connection before this point.

3.6.7. In games displaying lag bars the club with the weakest internet after eFA speed tests are performed will be charged 5#pepcedes

3.6.8. A result is final once both managers have completed their post match interviews. The eFA will not entertain any dispute thereafter

3.6.9. Any team found to be quitting a game purposely and or without consent of the opposition will loose that game 3-0 and be fined 33#pepcedes

3.7. Pressing the “skip” button is not permitted beyond the match loading screen. Once teams have been selected ready for kick off, all scenes (player entrances from tunnel, substitutions, action replays of fouls, goals, missed chances etc) must be allowed to play out. Violation of this rule will result in a 8.8#pepcedes fine. IF NO TEAM OWNS UP TO THE SKIP OFFENSE BOTH CLUBS RECEIVE 4.4#pepcedes fine

3.7.1. The eFA Cup (FIFA)
eFA cup games must be streamed live & the live stream should include both pre match & post match interviews from the manager streaming. The onus is on the Home team manager to host the stream however if both clubs agree the away side can take on the responsibility. Participants unable to fulfil these terms & conditions will lose out on all cash revenue earned from that game. *Excluding those clubs on owner tier employing the CPU

In the event of a draw the game must be replayed immediately unless both clubs have employed CPU in which case the game goes straight to extra time & then penalties if needs be.

3.7.2. The eFA cup final (FIFA)
The eFA cup Final must be streamed live & include pre & post match interviews from the managers. The eFA will invite the finalists to a PS party 1 hour before kick-off were both managers will be expected to wear headsets throughout & the live stream will commence then which will allow time for viewers to congregate as well as time for pre match interviews and the rest. Participants unable to fulfil these terms & conditions will lose out on all cash revenue earned from the Final. *Excluding those clubs on owner tier employing the CPU

Penalties and extra time must be activated in this game

3.7.3. The Champions Gold Cup (eFootball PES)
Games will take place over two legs. In the case of a draw after two legs and counting away goals, then a 3rd match must be played. This third match will have home team decided by the toss of a coin by a non competing member of the committee. Penalties and extra time must be activated in this game

3.7.4. 2nd and 1st placed teams will be the home teams in the first leg against the 4th and 3rd teams respectively. return legs will swap home status

3.7.5. All matches must be set to evening games and be set to summer.

3.7.6. The final and 3rd place play offs must have Extra time and penalties activated

3.7.7. The final and 3rd place play offs will be played at a (neutral ground) To be decided by the committee

3.7.8. The final and 3rd place play offs will have home team decided by a toss of a coin by a non competing member of the Pep Committee

3.7.9. Legs must be played in separate game weeks. The final and 3rd place play off must also be played in the same game week after the 2 legged matches

3.8. All games must be set to 10 minute matches allowing 3 substitutions per side max. No extra time, no post 90 minute penalties.

3.8.1. Teams are not permitted to use penalty assist when taking spot kicks in official eFA matches.

3.8.2. If this rule is found to have been violated the opposition manager will be given the option to demand a rematch in which case the game must be replayed.

3.8.3. As of this season eFA games played on eFootball PES 21 must be set to PASS SUPPORT 0 with the exception of those subscribed to the gamer tier. Anyone caught using pass support will receive a fine of 300#pepcedes and their top 3 players according to overall will be handed a 1 year suspension. Only those on the “Gamer” tier are exempt from this rule and retain the option of using PASS SUPPORT 1.

3.8.4. Random Livestream Request – RLR (Drug Test) is compulsory and we can request this at any time during season or out of season to check pass support & ensure players stats have not been tampered

3.8.5. These rules must be adhered to. Any match that does not follow these rules will be deemed void

4. General eFA league rules and regulations

4.1. PEP & Guzzem – Promotion/Relegation  
PEP 8th position finish qualifies for relegation playoff. Bottom 2 teams are relegated to the Guzzem. Guzzem Top 2 teams win promotion to the PEP & a Guzzem 3rd position finish qualifies for promotion Playoff.

4.2. Fraud of any kind
will incur a penalty charge of 22#pepcedes – Examples:

4.3. Editing the ability of any player within any database is strictly forbidden. This includes all statistics and player skill, abilities ,traits. Physical appearance. Ie Height ,weight, age etc. Editing boots and general cosmetic change is also prohibited as this inhibits the accuracy of updates hence changing players stats Positions changes within the mainframe are also forbidden but can be changed if a reasonable case for the change can be brought before the eFA.

4.4. Tweeting the signing of a player you do not legally own.

4.5. Illegally editing club data in the eFA calculator such as stadium capacity or club size.

4.6. Clubs found to have more than the permitted 32 players in their first team squad cannot sell a player to get back in order if caught. The players to the amount overuse must be released. The club in subordinate must also face a 8.8 #pepcedes fine. Clubs who are in breach of this rule twice or more will face a 22#pepcedes fine and the loss of their MOST Valuable player according to FM (privy to any prior loans or Locking buy back clauses by parent clubs)

4.7. Clubs will see a 25% decrease in club size (CS) should they fail to take part in a major tournament unless they did not qualify for that competition. Missed games penalty charges will also be applied

4.8. Introducing another club into the eFA will increase club size by a potential total of 20. Clubs receive 10 when a new club they have introduced joins and another 10 if they remain to start a 2nd season. You’ll also receive 40#pepcedes finders fee in two instalments however if new club fails to make the 2nd season you must repay the 20#pepcedes and you will lose the 10 point increase on CS

4.9. Clubs can now for the small fee of 30 #pepcedes per player, own the image rights of players they own. This would mean they and only they would be able to use/ exploit the image of the player concerned unless they had been given permission otherwise. ( the eFA still reserve the right to use the image of all players for promotional purposes.)

4.9.1. For Quality control Purposes. You are not permitted to upload live streams to the eFA YouTube without the use of commentary through a microphone. Uploads that do not meet the required standard (set by the eFA) will not count toward the teams views.

4.9.2. Kits 
Any club who do not correctly display kits and team emblems in game and or have teams in the wrong PEU number will incur a 22#pepcedes fine.
Click here to download Kits for the eFA  Season *Only applicable to PEP teams that finish1st, 2nd 3rd, or 4th in the league.

4.9.3. All eFA clubs must have a “sponsor” visible on kit, mainstream brands are NOT permitted. The company should be your own or that of a friend or family member. Your chosen company will be advertised on our website on your club page & you should Include a link to your sponsors webpage in the description of all videos you upload to the eFA channel, not doing so will result in any gate fee cash award for that month being invalidated

4.9.4. Finders Fee: Spot a rule violation, report the offence and the offender to the eFA president and you’ll receive half of the penalty charge fee the eFA bank receives from the offender.

4.9.5. Once charged for an offence the offending club has a 7 day “fix up” window before he/she can be charged with the same offence.

4.9.6 Anti social behaviour will not be tolerated and furthermore threatening/ abusive behaviour will result in Instant removal

4.9.7. Public deformation/Slander of the eFA will result in instants dismissal. The eFA reserve the right to consider qualifications for this offence. Clubs must be aware that any and all grievances with the eFA must be presented in private messages. Not on any public forum.

4.9.8. All rules violations are met with a 4.4#pepcedes fine unless stated otherwise in the rules

5. Finances

On the following dates – February last day of / May 31/ August 31 we will request photo evidence of your clubs #pepcedes balance. This is so we can ensure that this is accurately reflected in Football Manager throughout the league seasons.

5.1. In order to acquire #pepcedes, participating clubs can either have a job within the eFA infrastructure or buy them from The eFA EXCHANGE at the current rate of 2.2#pepcedes to the pound. Clubs can also buy them from the Waves.Exchange app in exchange for another crypto currency.

5.2. Jobs
Banded A, B, C, and D. With A being the most lucrative and D being the easiest and least Lucrative Jobs.
These payments are issued monthly.

5.3. Please be aware that payment for jobs will only be received in full once the committee declare the job has been carried out to a competent standard and all requests of each customer be it a club or the eFA have been met. If for some reason the Jobs are not done to the required standard and or the job has to be completed by another party other than the party originally contracted to complete the job, the eFA reserves the right to withhold partial or full payment from the original contractor.

5.4. Any individual who is prematurely relieved of their duties as a committee member is neither permitted to resume this role or the role of president for the duration of an entire season.

5.5. Gate fees payments will be calculated monthly using the relevant data specific to your club and paid to you in cash upon request. Gate fee CASH must be collected within the month it is issued after that time the award is void. In order to claim gate fee cash you must tweet the official eFA Twitter with the #eFAgatefees attached. In-depth monthly breakdowns of these earnings will be posted in the news section of our website.

5.6. All penalty charges must be paid within 1 month of being issued, alternatively the bank takes a player of its choice from the owing club and pays the club any excess.

5.7. All bets on eFA matches must be placed in #pepcedes, gambling with cash is forbidden.

5.8. Once a club announces they are leaving the eFA. All money transaction for players are suspended for that club

5.9. If a club leaves the eFA. All players sold for cash within 6 months of leaving must be refunded

6. Administration and documentation

6.0. Clubs who are found to have players registered to their team that they do not own or have sold more than 24hrs prior to the discovery of a duplicate will be liable for a 8.8#pepcedes fine.

6.1. All eFA teams are allowed 32 squad players of any age and of any ability

6.2. Players already owned by a club but not in the game still take up a squad place

6.4. Player names that are incorrectly entered without a photo may result in a void registration. Your players profile pics should be downloaded from

6.5. Released players should be placed under “free agents”

6.6. Always ensure no more than ONE profile pic is stored in the eFA website for each of your players to avoid causing the site to slow down. Type players names in media section “search” to do checks.

6.7. All clubs must read & sign these rules. This along with the registration fee will confirm their participation in the eFA league

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