FISODAS Season 32 - Announcement

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FISODAS Season 32 - Announcement

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Just to give some advance notice to everyone – I’m planning on making this coming season my last one at the helm of FISODAS.

The game has thrived for over 13 years through regular changes of organiser, and I very much hope that can continue to be the case. This will be my seventh season of running it, and looking back through the history of it, only Jester in his first spell has done more than that consecutively.

As I’m sure everyone appreciates, it is a real commitment to run a game like this, even though I’ve managed to automate certain elements better as I’ve gone on, and will continue to do so with a view to handing it over. The pricing and scoring has always been a single person job, though I must thank Rob for his efforts with the technological element of it – there’s no way I would have agreed to take it on with manual entries, as was the case in the early years!

I’ve generally enjoyed running it, other than the occasional difficult situation that has arisen but you can’t avoid that totally. The first law of FISO side games, or indeed any competition you run, is that the one thing you haven’t covered off in the rules will happen – I’m certainly glad I don’t have the responsibility of running a game with cash prizes! But enthusiasm does tend to wane a bit after a while and my passion for Premier League football itself has dipped slightly over the past couple of years, I’m finding I’d rather immerse myself in an epic TV box set than watch a middle of the road Monday night game.

So by giving this notice I’m hoping someone will come forward to take it on before August/September. It could even be two people with different roles, which would certainly make it easier in terms of holidays etc. compared to relying on one person. If not, maybe it will take a break for a while but I really hope this isn’t the last of FISODAS – and I would certainly like to take part as a player again myself some day!

Player lists will be up in the near future for Week 1, season starts this weekend.

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Only played the game for four seasons but enjoyed it immensely and your time and effort has been much appreciated. An excellent game, expertly run👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.

Hope there is someone out they to take over and look forward to playing you FF in the league.

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Hat doffed ff - your efforts have been so appreciated.
I really hope someone steps up to take over and the game doesn't get lost like some others have.

I'm off to sweet talk Barry! lol

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Jester wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 22:37
Hat doffed ff - your efforts have been so appreciated.
I really hope someone steps up to take over and the game doesn't get lost like some others have.

I'm off to sweet talk Barry! lol

Couldn't have put it better Jester.
Enjoyed every season since young Digsby introduced me to FISODAS and only possible by the efforts of the various organisers over the years.
Thank you all and here's hoping that we get a volunteer to takeover. Difficult shoes to fill but I'm sure that whoever it is they will get every assistance.

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Echo all the comments above. Running of this game in particular looks very time intensive so your efforts are appreciated FF 8-)
Fingers crossed someone steps up to continue the running of this great little game.

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A great big thanks to FF for captaining the good ship Fisodas over the years, I know we all tried to make it easier to run but hats off, the Widget has been a tremendous addition! Enjoy your final season, then come join Jester and I on the retirement deck :lol:


To anyone considering taking over, it's not as scary as it looks and there will be tremendous support available as I'm sure we have all found running this.

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Now that the Premier League has finished for another year, I was wondering if there had been any volunteers to run FISODAS next season yet?

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Let's hope so Morgan as it's a great game!

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I'm still waiting for the big announcement ....... 8-) 8-)

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Please don't let FISODAS die

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So the Premier League has now kicked off. Do we have a volunteer from the audience to run FISODAS for the coming year?

(I think I'm running about 9 games this season, a mixture of weekly, monthly and season-long, so I'm not willing to take FISODAS on too - sorry.)

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I am going to miss it terribly, and wish I was in the position to be able to step up to continue it.

But with a full-time job, running a successful business outside of my main job PLUS 4 kids to help look after, I literally have no time at all to do anything else :cry:

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There must be someone out there awesome enough to take over and save the game......

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So, we've almost reached the IB and nobody has blinked yet...

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Still no takers to run FISODAS then...

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I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:

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Jester wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 15:46
I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:
I might consider doing another single season after Christmas to keep it going, in the hope that Jester or someone else might step in next season, but no promises at this stage.

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forestfan wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 17:50
Jester wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 15:46
I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:
I might consider doing another single season after Christmas to keep it going, in the hope that Jester or someone else might step in next season, but no promises at this stage.


Morganb, Malrom, richt, barrydixey....... IT WORKED!!!!! 🤗

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Jester wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 23:39
forestfan wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 17:50
Jester wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 15:46
I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:
I might consider doing another single season after Christmas to keep it going, in the hope that Jester or someone else might step in next season, but no promises at this stage.


Morganb, Malrom, richt, barrydixey....... IT WORKED!!!!! 🤗
What worked? You are taking over again? :lol: :lol:

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forestfan wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 17:50
Jester wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 15:46
I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:
I might consider doing another single season after Christmas to keep it going, in the hope that Jester or someone else might step in next season, but no promises at this stage.


It's after Christmas..... 😍

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Jester wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 10:25
forestfan wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 17:50
Jester wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 15:46
I considered a third spell and may still take the plunge sometime in the future, just not right now.
If someone takes it on then, could mean only a short time in charge is required....??! :wink:
I might consider doing another single season after Christmas to keep it going, in the hope that Jester or someone else might step in next season, but no promises at this stage.


It's after Christmas..... 😍
Now that you mentioned it! Soon Easter already!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Well yeah... not going to happen at this stage unfortunately, there isn’t really enough time left in the season to get a season of this in, given the need for a couple of weeks to round everyone up, and with international breaks and a fair chance the remainder of the PL season could be disrupted anyway given current events.

I haven’t missed all the work associated with it, to be honest, but I’d like to see it back whether I’m playing or involved in running it. We’ll give it the summer and see what interest and enthusiasm there is...

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