Coming to the League of Gentlemen next season ...
THE GENTLEMEN'S CLASSIC.
Due to the success of the Gentlemen's Trophy in the second half of this season, next season will see a second cup competition added to the League of Gentlemen schedule. This will be called the Gentlemen's Classic and, should the schedule permit, it will conclude over the Boxing Day gameweek.
The format will be as follows:
THE FIRST ROUND
Four groups of four teams.
Groups determined by a seeding system. The teams who finish 1st-4th in this season's League of Gentlemen will be the first seeds.
The teams that finish 5th-8th in this season's League of Gentlemen will be the second seeds.
The teams that finish 9th-12th in this season's League of Gentlemen will be the third seeds.
There will be a play-off of the remaining teams to determine the final four teams.
Newcomers to the league will not be considered for the competition unless fewer than 16 teams from this season return next year.
Each team plays the other in the head-to-head format twice.
Two points for a win, one point for a draw.
After six gameweeks, the top two in each group progress to the second round.
In the event of a tie, it will go on head-to-head record. If the two ties result in a draw, the Tiebreaker system from the Gentlemen's Trophy will determine the winner, with the Substitute's Shootout being determined from the teams in the second group stage head-to-head.
THE SECOND ROUND
Two groups of four teams, each consisting of two Group Winners and two Runners-Up from the First Round.
The matches will be played in the same format as the First Round, with two head-to-heads against each team, and the Tiebreaker system in the event of a draw.
Only the two Group Winners will progress to the Gentlemen's Classic Final.
THE GRAND FINAL
Played over two legs, with the second leg on the Boxing Day fixtures if logistically possible.
The same Tiebreaker system as before.
As you can see, every aspect of The Gentlemen's Classic is different from The Gentlemen's Trophy, making each cup a unique challenge to win. With these two competitions, plus the debut of The Eliminator - which will replace the LoG Cup - we believe the 2020-21 season will take the League of Gentlemen and its competitors to even greater heights, improving the standard and fun for everyone and proving, once again, that the League of Gentlemen is the greatest competition in all of FPL.
Thank you for being a part of it. It's only the best because of you all. Best of luck in finishing in as high a seeding position as possible.
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