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Sunday 30th April 2017, KO 12:00 BST.
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Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

So we will start at 11pm all being well.

For those not familiar with them, this is how it works. Here's an example with 10 managers A B C D E F G H I J and how they acquire their first 4 players.

First a draft order is determined. For the example I will assume that Player A is 1st pick and Player J is last pick, just to keep it simple.

The Draft order follows a "snake" pattern like this: ( the letters represent each manager and the numbers represent the pick order).

A --- 1 --- 20 --- 21 --- 40
B --- 2 --- 19 --- 22 --- 39
C --- 3 --- 18 --- 23 --- 38
D --- 4 --- 17 --- 24 --- 37
E --- 5 --- 16 --- 25 --- 36
F --- 6 --- 15 --- 26 --- 35
G --- 7 --- 14 --- 27 --- 34
H --- 8 --- 13 --- 28 --- 33
I --- 9 --- 12 --- 29 --- 32
J --- 10 --- 11 --- 30 --- 31

It may look at first glance that A has an advantage in having first pick, but remember A's 2nd pick isnt until the 20th pick of the draft. He will see 18 other top rank players disappear off his "wish list" before he gets to pick again. In contrast J gets 2 picks of the "top 11 players" and also his 4th pick should (in theory) be the 31st best player in the league, whereas A's 4th pick should (in theory) be the 40th best player.


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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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Draft order:

1 Ste
2 Marcus
3 Alex
4 Ashwin
5 Dan
6 Ashton
7 Brent
8 Barry
9 Matt
10 Amirah

Whilst there is very little advantage in going first (or last), I have ordered the draft based on a variety of factors including:
Strength of squads/league position last season
Order in draft last season
Experience in playing the game

For example, Ste was bottom last season and near the bottom of the draft, so he gets 1st pick. Marcus is the only newcomer so he gets pick 2. Brent and Amirah are our perennial title challengers, so they are both near the bottom end, however Brent was last in the draft pick last season so I have bumped him up a little. Amirah was 2nd in the draft and 2nd in the league, so she gets 10th pick (and 11th of course).
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

Here
I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell.

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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

I'm here, but no plan whatsoever lol


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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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Here
i'm glad I wont be talking to myself :oops:
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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I'm here, but no plan whatsoever lol


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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

Listing your preferred players would be a good start


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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

Shall I just shoot?
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

So I have lists from Brent Ashwin and Dan.

Ste was here half an hour ago so hopefully he is around! Alex is around too so assume he will be here.

Not heard from Marcus so I suspect I will be picking for him too.

Anyone heard from Amirah today??

Ashton was here earlier..?

I COULD be very busy :oops:
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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Ste was here half an hour ago and is waiting to reveal his first pick right now...
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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Shall I just shoot?
As you have the honour, you might as well get the ball rolling mate
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

Team SBAS' pick as #1 draft pick is none other than the Swedish hero, The Zlatan
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

MARCUS PICKS (AS i KNOW HE IS A BIG FAN) : ROONEY
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That's hussain
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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ALEXUP NEXT-- HE WAS AROUND A FEW MINS AGO... WILL GIVE HIM 2 MINS
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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That's hussain
I WAS BEING IRONIC 8-)
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

Sarcastic?


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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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THAT TOO...
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

8 months ago

A birth canal?

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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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RIGHT NO IDEA WHERE ALEX WENT SO...

ALEX PICKS AGUERO
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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ASHWIN PICKS SADIO MANE!
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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DAN PICKS UNITED GKs
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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ASHTON PICKS COSTA
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Re: Live Draft thread 16/17

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BRENT PICKS KANE
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