APEX CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2002/2003
THE TOP 3 IN EACH GROUP
Group 1: Byron Park FC Res, LFC
Continental, Plymouth P.
Group 3: Ram Raiders, Craven Aces, Shanowen W.
Group 4: Byron Park FC, Taynuilt Tigers, Venston
Group 5: Belfast Bombers, Owls Utd, Byron Park FC
Group 6: Sharpshooters, Wibsey Ravers, Exiles
Group 7: Abbey Utd, Anfield Aces, Cascarino's G.
Group 8: Stempson Park, Buckden Rovers, Liverton
Group 9: Crusader Aces, Gillingham Town, Rochdale Rov.
Group 10: Rowner W, Bricky's Utd, Payable On Death
Group 11: Play It Cool, Broxi Blues, Chatham Town
Group 12: Stamford Blues, Bray Murders, Real Trenton
Group 13: Welsh Dragons, Forest Hall, Staff's Bombers
Group 14: Dark Forces, Witfield Albion, Cockerel Hotspur
Group 15: Castle Athletic, Melrose Maulers, Newhall Net.
Group 16: Holston Utd, Matelots, Rags Ruffians
Group 17: D.P.D Utd, Stoke W, Fake Madrid
Group 18: Muckamore, Pokemon, Stockwell Rovers
Group 19: Tudor Utd, Inter Norwich, Southill Town
Group 20: G.M.D Utd, Talbot Utd, Knightwood
Group 21: Nasty Dragons, Portsmouth City, Colletts Cobblers
Group 22: Roding Rovers, V.F Heidelstadt, Southville City
Group 23: Leeds Lions, Byron Park (P3), Apexian
Group 24: Barfelona, E.K Rangers, Venusville
Group 25: Dariolanders, Sporting Club Comber, Falcon P.F
Group 26: Newlyn East, Shamus Rovers, Leeds Loiners
Match reports and teamsheets will be depatched over the next few weeks and deadline for games 5-8 is TUE 4TH FEBRUARY
THE FULL DRAW
Yes, at last, the draw for the Champions League groups has been made and is listed below. The clubs which have entered will be receiving their teamsheets very soon and the deadline for getting your tactics back to us is TUE 17th DECEMBER and the games will take place over the Xmas break. We had a very good number of entrants again and this year's championships look set to be exciting as ever.
Remember, the top 2 from each group will progress to the knockout stages, as well as the next 12 best 3rd-placed teams from any group, so there's plenty to play for.
Rules and tactics will be the same as our Euro game and only the following formations are allowed:
OFFENCE "A": 4-4-2, 5-4-1, 4-5-1, 5-3-2, 5-2-3
OFFENCE "B": 3-4-3, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, 4-2-4, 5-2-3, 4-5-1, 5-3-2
OFFENCE "C": 3-3-4, 3-4-3, 4-2-4, 3-2-5
There will not be any random rating increases, either.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HOLDERS: PLYMOUTH PILGRIMS
GROUP 1: Byron Park FC Res (P61), LFC Continental, Plymouth Pilgrims, The Comedians, Thrashers Utd, Black Panthers
GROUP 2: Star Challengers, Aberhibs (P56), Huddersfield Terriers, Jade Victoria, Dynamo Hotspur, Kipper Utd
GROUP 3: Shanowen Wanderers, Ram Raiders, Carnwath Hibs (P16), AFC Hawkwell, Craven Aces, London Towers
GROUP 4: Byron Park (P61), Taynuilt Tigers, Extrusioneers, Atlantis Old Boys, Venston FC, World Steelers
GROUP 5: Owls Utd, Bootsville, Bethshan Celtic, Byron Park (P11), Belfast Bombers, Manchester Samba
GROUP 6: Wibsey Ravers, Exiles, Spurs Ultra, Sharpshooters, Degeneration X, Greenham City
GROUP 7: Abbey Utd, Loweswater, Anfield Aces, Cascarino's Gunners (P34), Essex Adrenaline, Chilham Lees
GROUP 8: Liverton, Limp Bizkit, Buckden Rovers, Molly Bads, Stempson Park, Avalanche FC
GROUP 9: Oakvale, New Brompton (P29), Rochdale Rovers, Gillingham Town, Plymouth Raiders, Crusader Aces
GROUP 10: Rochdale Lazers (P34), Payable On Death, Bricky's Utd, Red Star Celtic, Rowner Wanderers, Diablo Athletic
GROUP 11: Brazilian Flamengoes, Chatham Town, Purton Forest, Play It Cool, Broxi Blues, A.C Bray
GROUP 12: Bray Murders, Stamford Blues, Gosport Rovers, Cross End Utd, Real Trenton, Newcastle West End
GROUP 13: Anfield Road Rangers, Glorious Celts, Staff's Bombers, Welsh Dragons, E-Football, Forest Hall
GROUP 14: Dark Forces, Cockerel Hotspur, Witfield Albion, T.H.F.C, Torpedo Rangers, Abuel Town
GROUP 15: Brockworth Rovers, Newhall Netbusters, Melrose Maulers, Aztec Rams, Castle Athletic, Wolf-Gangsters
GROUP 16: Holston Utd, Rush Green City, Anfield Athletic, Rags Ruffians, Matelots, Kinallen Utd
GROUP 17: D.P.D Utd, Dunscroft Rovers, Belfast Comrads, Kirton Orient, Fake Madrid, Stoke Wanderers
GROUP 18: Pokemon, St Martins, Stockwell Rovers, Muckamore, Whatford FC, Falconhurst
GROUP 19: Yeovil Green, Inter Norwich, Tudor Utd, Southill Town, Stretford Utd, Elson Utd
GROUP 20: J.L Allstars, Red Star Bray, Talbot Utd, Knightwood, GMD Utd, Falkirk Bairns
GROUP 21: Portsmouth City, Colletts Cobblers, South West Utd, Nasty Dragons, Burgh Rovers, Westhorne Utd
GROUP 22: A.C Sentini, Southville City, J.L Superstars, V.F Heidelstadt, Roding Rovers, Broughton Super Saints
GROUP 23: Sporting Utd, Yokohama Flugels, Byron Park (P3), Leeds Lions, Roding Utd, Apexian
GROUP 24: Ellon Town, Dream Team, Venusville, Barfelona, Workington Redz, E.K Rangers
GROUP 25: Dariolanders, Sporting Club Comber, Falcon P.F Allstars, Newton Heath, Cockwell Casuals, Patchway City
GROUP 26: Newlyn East Rangers, Leeds Loiners, Alka Seltzers, Talbot Reserves, Shamus Rovers, Northern Townies
REMEMBER, WE MUST HAVE YOUR TEAMSHEETS BACK TO US BY TUESDAY 17th DECEMBER