Rule Book

The Users Agreement:

When you create an account on the FLC website you are agreeing to follow all the rules and regulations put in place. If you fail to comply with these rules you could land yourself with a ban.

Handle yourself and treat staff and players alike with respect and you will be treated equally.

We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying, racist or derogatory comments and behaviour.

The Player Agreement:

When you sign for a team you are committing yourself to playing as many games as your manager’s needs, We understand that you all have personal lives, all we ask is that you respect the management of the team and be a team player.

If you as a player have any issues with a member of the team please do not hesitate to contact your relevant league admins.

The Management Agreement:

When you agree to a managerial contract (Which includes both Manager and Co) you are committing yourself to all game days and times for your Team(s) & League(s).

  • If you step down from management and fail to offer a suitable replacement, you will serve a 2 season ban from FLC.

  • If you step down as a manager, but offer a suitable replacement you will serve a 1 season ban from FLC.

  • If you want to step down you can do so at the end of the season during the “Step Down Window” Which means you can step down without any consequences.

  • Extenuating circumstances for stepping down will be taken into consideration.

  • If you as a manager have any issues with a member of the team please do not hesitate to contact your league admins.

The Staff Policy:

All of the FLC administrative staff are in place to ensure that all aspects run smoothly, they have committed themselves to long stressful hours.

All staff are expected to perform their duties to the highest standards and to treat all site members fairly.

If you as a user have any issues with a member of the team please do not hesitate to contact one of the site owners.

Match Day Suspension:

A straight red card will result in a two game ban, two yellow cards will result in an automatic one game ban.

Should a player accumulate five yellow cards the player will be suspended for two games.

Cards do not cross Domestic and European Competitions. For example, if you receive a suspension from a league fixture, you are still eligible for European fixtures and vice versa.

All suspensions will start from the next game, for example if you get a red card on the 9:30pm game you cannot play the 10pm game

Any manager who fields a banned or suspended player will receive a possible point deduction.

Any player who is found to have played whilst on an active league/cup suspension will be given a five league/cup match ban.

Player Rights:

Contracted players have the right to play at least 4 games a season. This means your manager has to play you. If at any time your manager has no intention of playing you then you can request a release from your manager.

Cup Tied

Once a player has played for a club in a cup game, if they move clubs after that they will become cup tied

Releasing A Player:

By choosing a premium player contract, this will enable you to move clubs at any time without a transfer fee or release yourself from a club.

You will also get a player card and the ability to play without a GK or Any if anyone on that team has a premium membership.

You can only move clubs twice per contract so choose your clubs wisely.

A standard player contract last for 180 days. You can’t move clubs without a transfer fee or an agreement to be released by your manager.

By choosing the premium manager contract, you have the ability to fold a team and still play for another club.

Your team will also have the ability to no longer require a GK or Any.

A player card will also be made for you if you have give us the information on the player card section of the contract. You can only move clubs twice per contract so choose your clubs wisely.

By choosing the basic manager contract option, if your team folds before your contract ends you cannot play for another club until your contract ends.

If you want the ability to fold a team and still play for another team select Premium.

The In Game Rules

All teams must have FLC or FLCW at the front of their club names and use the authentic kits and badges, if custom you must create your kit and cannot change it.

Abbreviation must be FLC.

Home Stadium can be any but its name must be WWW.The-FLC.Co.UK.

FLC Midweek Games Are

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30pm and 10pm

FLCW Weekend League Games Are

Fridays and Saturdays 10:30pm and 11pm

Teams must play with a minimum of five players, No Less

1. Teams MUST have an ANY

2. Teams MUST have a GK

3. If a team has a premium member, this member must be playing in order for GK & Any to be optional.

The player who is the ANY cannot be the GK (Unless GK lags out after the 10th min)

Games Must kick off as scheduled regardless of wether or not you have a full 11, once you meet the minimum requirements you must play with what you have available.

If you’re in a game and your team are lagging or having connection issues you will have until the “15th Minute” in game time to back out. (Backing out anytime after this will result in a 2-0 default loss)

If a team have scored and lag out before the “15th Minute” (The game will restart from that score)

Everyone is expected to give 100% in the game, If for any reason a player scores an OG on purpose, a ban may be imposed for league disruption (Pending Video Evidence)

Players CANNOT block or interfere with the opposing GK on set pieces.

Players CANNOT defend their goal by standing on the line from a free kick. (Players can stand no closer than the six yard line but cannot stand directly on the goal line)

No time wasting! – Includes holding the ball in the corner & taking too long on set pieces.

It DOES NOT include passing the ball around but must make an effort to attack.

NO Five Defender Formations

If you have to call time, do this 1hr before kick off time or request a reschedule. Rescheduled games have to played by the end of that competitive week.

You can call for a maximum of 15 mins. When you call for time tag the relevant manager aswell as a league admin so all parties concerned are aware.

If you call for time and do not tag the relevant manger & admin then your call for time will not be valid and your team will suffer a default. (2-0).

If kick off is at 9:30/10pm , you must inform the opposing manager at 8:30/9pm that you need to call time. If maximum time is called then the relevant match should be kicking off no later than 9:45pm for early fixture or 10:15 for later fixture.

The above paragraph uses the midweek game times as an example for calling time, you will have to adjust you’re times according to the league you are playing in.

On match days, take a screenshot of your scores and post them into the Facebook Messenger Manager Chat

Even though it’s not necessary to live stream games, it would make it easier for admins, players and managers to sort out any claims. Think of it has VAR. The more video evidence we have the more we can review and make a decision.

Submitting A Complaint:

We promise to be vigilant and investigate all claims brought forward as fast and efficiently as possible.

Misconduct will happen either intentionally or unintentionally, if you spot something untoward or need to report something, Please gather evidence to support your claim, without evidence we will have no choice but to dismiss your claim. Evidence supported can be, audio, video, photo (inc. screenshots). Please do not get involved in arguments or anything which may put a mark against your name.

If you have a complaint regarding an admin, report it to one of the owners.

Once all the relevant information has been gathered we will investigate. If the claim involves a team that an admin plays for or manages that admin will not be involved in the investigations decision process aside from being asked for an account of what happened.

Warnings, Probations And Bans:

Warnings and bans will be happily handed out if a member breaks any of the following above rules, Providing the background of the situation you may return on once the ban has been served.

Thank You All For Taking The Time To View This Rule Book.

We Hope Everyone Follows And Obeys The Rules Put In Place To Make This Site Run Smoothly.