If you have a fix for soccer and can’t wait for your side’s next match, do the next best thing and join your fellow EPL Talk readers from around the world in the FIFA 12 league. The format is going to be the same with each team playing the other teams twice.

To join the league, please follow the directions below after starting up the game.

  1. Select XBOX Live
  2. Select Custom Games
  3. Select Online Leagues
  4. Select Join a League
  5. Search for “EPLTalk” as the league name or “EPLT” as the abbreviation
  6. Select the league and confirm you want to join

The only stipulation is that users that join must pick a English league club. Also be considerate of the fact that a league full of Manchester United and Chelsea is quite boring. While no specific quota will be placed, users that pick a club that is already very well represented may be removed. Also, any users picking a club outside of the English leagues will also be removed from the league.

League nights will be Wednesdays from 8PM to 10PM (EST) and I encourage people to play at least one or two games per week. If you don’t play a league match for a few weeks, you’ll be considered out of the competition and removed to free up a spot for someone else.

Unlike last year, there will only be one league and it is on a first-come-first-served basis (no password). There is a limit of 32 teams and these spots will be filled as users join. Don’t worry if you don’t get a spot right away! Spots will open all the time with users dropping out or being removed – keep checking back!

Feel free to contact me at gjhunt(at)gmail(dot)com or by sending a message to the gamertag “Zombie Gaz” with any questions or for help joining the league. Or you can post suggestions in the comments section below.

And if you don’t own FIFA 12 yet, what are you waiting for? Order your copy today.

Have fun and I hope to play a lot of your guys soon!

Editor’s note: If any of you are interested in playing in an official EPL Talk league for FIFA 12 on the PS3 and/or PES 2012 for Xbox 360, please let me know in the comments section. And if there’s enough of a demand, we’ll set those up.