Starting with the managers and the enthusiasm they have to conduct the bidding in an easier and efficient manner, though that was not the case this year around!This year the managing of Country names was re-introduced due to the FIFA World Cup being held next year in Brazil. Two OC’s were appointed by mutual consent with Sports Councillor and the G.Sec of H8. OC’s: Nisheet Patel, Aashay Harlalka.
These two have been an integral part of the football culture the hostel and have been managers in the previous WooFLe.
Aniket Verma – Germany
Naman Jain – Argentina
Jeevan Lal – Netherlands
Mayur Kalambe – Spain
Dayashankar Reddy – Brazil
Akshay Jain – Portugal
Harshit Patel – Italy
Amit Bhadoriya – Chelsea
Yes it is a surprise to see a club name in the list, but due to non-availability of jerseys of any other countries, it came down to this.
The Hostel Sports Council tried to avoid clashes of jersey colours but had to bow down to the same problem.
The bidding was held on the 19th September.
The players were divided on their level of play, pre-determined through their registration process.
The rules mentioned the distribution of bidding points this year around. Playing managers were introduced, where a playing manager will get less points depending on his level of play.
3 categories were decided for the players’ level of play and the minimum bid was set for each.
The bidding started smoothly with quite a respectable turnover for it. But due to high stakes on some players, some managers were left stranded to even complete their teams, with the rule being that they have to have atleast 8 players in their team, 7 if they are a playing manager, and with some managers having lot of points left and 8 players done, this caused a problem that the other managers wont be able to complete their teams.
So it was decided by the OC’s and the council that an upper cap of 11 players will be put up so that every team has atleast 8 players. Lot of arguments were made over this rule, with the possibility of starting the bidding all over again. But the rule was then finalized and the bidding continued. Due to some registrations on the spot, and these players demanding that we will play from one particular team, another argument started.
Due to only 8 players available in two teams, and the new registered players wanting to play from a team already having 11 players, a swap was being planned by these managers, which was not acceptable to the council and to an extent by other managers as well.
Heated discussions went on for a while but then it was decided that the new players will be bid accordingly by the rules and distributed as per their bid values.
WooFLe has been delayed for a valuable 2 weeks due to unforeseen reasons but hopefully this time it will be more extravagant given the efforts of the council to try and make it more closer to the real spirit of football and with more
strictness, but much more fun! \m/
Credits: Kaustubh Gupta