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Sheep Draft 2 - Main Thread

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by lanman, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Firstly, a repeat of the rules.

    Unlike other drafts here, there is no draft order but each pick must match some specific set of criteria I will specify. Every participant will have to submit their choice of player by PM to me (so that all is kept secret each round) although there is a catch. If only one drafter selects a player then they get to draft him. If more than one person selects a player then the player is moved to the banned list and cannot be drafted until the final round. If the player does not match the criteria, then the drafter must pick again in the next round but the player will not be banned.

    Those failing to get their player will then have to submit a second choice with the same criteria and process being applied (note that those players successfully drafted will not be revealed yet). If they fail again, a third and final submission will be made. If anyone has failed on all three chances, then the successful drafters and myself can nominate other players who meet the criteria who will then be randomly allocated to the people who failed (ie the Sheep). These players should generally be among the weaker players who fulfil the initial criteria.

    Each drafter will eventually end up with 12 players (although some rounds may involve picking two players) and must be able to form a recognised team including goalkeeper. At the end, everyone will vote for a winner.

    As an example:

    Criteria: Select a player who has played in a World Cup Final.

    Drafter 1- Pele
    Drafter 2- Maradonna
    Drafter 3- Puskas
    Drafter 4- Puskas
    Drafter 5- Zidane
    Drafter 6- Zidane
    Drafter 7- Eusebio
    Drafter 8- Muller

    I would then announce:

    Drafter 1- Pass
    Drafter 2- Pass
    Drafter 3- Fail - Puskas selected more than once
    Drafter 4- Fail - Puskas selected more than once
    Drafter 5- Fail - Zidane selected more than once
    Drafter 6- Fail - Zidane selected more than once
    Drafter 7- Fail - Player does not match criteria
    Drafter 8- Pass

    Banned: Puskas, Zidane

    Drafters 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 must pick again

    Drafter 3- Muller
    Drafter 4- Moore
    Drafter 5- Beckenbauer
    Drafter 6- Muller
    Drafter 7- Ronaldo

    Results:

    Drafter 3- Fail - Player already drafted in round
    Drafter 4- Pass
    Drafter 5- Pass
    Drafter 6- Fail - Player already drafted in round
    Drafter 7- Pass

    Drafters 3 & 6 pick again

    Drafter 3- Moore
    Drafter 6- Romario

    Results

    Drafter 3- Fail - Player already drafted in round
    Drafter 6- Pass

    Drafter 3 is to have a player selected for him. Successful drafters (and myself) will be invited to nominate some "sheep" and Drafter 3 must then select one of them for his team.

    The "All Sheep XI" will then select a player.
     
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  2. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    The rules:

    Player Naming - no player naming unless they have been revealed by myself from the successful picks, the banned list or suggested as sheep. Sheep suggestions should only be made after I have asked for them.

    Picks - Picks should be sent via pm to myself. In some instances, I may ask for further information to back up their eligibility. This is to make things easier for myself in checking (such as in the "Played in a World Cup final" critirea I may have asked for the year to be stated along with the pick).. If this is required I will clearly identify this when setting the criteria.

    Time limits - 48 hours for the first pick, 24 hours for the subsequent 2 picks. Weekends are ignored (so a first pick will run from Friday to Tuesday). Sheep must be selected by the completion of the first pick of the following round.

    Missed picks - If you miss your pick it will be an automatic fail. If there are still picks to be made in that round you can just join in with the 2nd or 3rd pick. If you miss the third pick then you get a sheep.

    Teams - From your 12 picks, you must be able form a team in a recognised formation. You don't have to necessarily play players in their prefered position, but you may be marked down in the final vote. You must pick a goalkeeper in the first 11 picks as there may be no goalkeepers for selection or as sheep available in round 12. If you do not have a goalkeeper and do not pick one in round 11 then it will be an automatic failure and a sheep goalkeeper will be allocated if required. One player can be left out altogether, allowing for a bit of flexibility or possibly removing a sheep.

    Voting - Once the draft has completed, all drafters will be asked to post their team. If you want you can add a bit of a write up to explain how the team will play. After this, all drafters will be asked to submit a ranking off all other teams (from first to last) via pm. 1st place will be worth 1 point, 2nd 2 points etc. The lowest score wins and I will post the final standings when I have received all rankings.

    I reserve the right to add new rules as required in case I have missed anything, although there will be nothing draconian.
     
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  3. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Round 1

    Select a player with at least 100 international caps


    Deadline - Wednesday 16th March - 8pm GMT

    All picks via PM

    A list of the players is available here. Please pay special attention to the section "Details on FIFA Rulings", as several players who were originallay credited with 100 caps have since had the figure revised downwards.


    If anyone else would like to join, you can submit your first pick before the deadline.
     
  4. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    There's some outstanding players available in this round, but the "quality" of the sheep is also very high. It's good to get off to a flyer and not have to select Cobi Jones.
     


  5. KyleP

    KyleP Member

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    Awesome, nice big pool of players to choose from, definitely wouldn't want to end up with a sheep here with all that talent available.
     
  6. Perú FC

    Perú FC Member+

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    Sent my first attempt.
     
  7. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Quick update just to confirm I have received picks from the following:

    Akoebar
    dor02
    Excape Goat
    KyleP
    Maniac Butcher
    nicephoras
    nsa
    PDG1978
    Peru FC
    Triton
    Twenty26Six
     
  8. Karloski

    Karloski Member+

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    Manchester United FC
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    England
  9. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Well, with all picks in we might as well proceed.

    Round 1 Pick 1 Results


    Akoebar - Fail (Jozsef Bozsik)
    DelroyFacey - Pass
    dor02 - Pass
    Excape Goat - Pass
    frasermc - Fail (Franz Beckenbauer)
    Karloski - Fail (Jozsef Bozsik)
    KyleP - Pass
    Maniac Butcher - Pass
    nicephoras - Fail (Bobby Charlton)
    nsa - Fail (Bobby Charlton)
    PDG1978 - Fail (Franz Beckenbauer)
    Peru FC - Pass
    schwuppe - Fail (Bobby Charlton)
    Triton - Fail (Franz Beckenbauer)
    Twenty26Six - Pass


    Banned List Additions

    Beckenbauer, Bozsik, Charlton


    2nd picks to be submitted by Thursday 8pm (GMT)
     
  10. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

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    Hard to guess who's been picked successfully... I guess some very good players though. Unlucky Fraser and Triton - I was thinking there was a chance nobody else would pick Beckenbauer though not much of one;) - you two had him banned without my help as it was:rolleyes:.
    TwentySix, do you think a Big Board Updates thread would be good again? I'm willing to post lanman's end-of-round updates in one - I know last year you set one up and put each rounds criteria in it and of course Peru will post his team/player updates I should think (I think it worked well last year).
    Sent my 2nd attempt.
     
  11. nicephoras

    nicephoras BigSoccer Supporter

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    Figures. OK, my next pick is in.
     
  12. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

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    One thing I noticed is that all the banned players were in somebody's team last year!
     
  13. Karloski

    Karloski Member+

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    Here we go again. I had the worst luck last time...looks like I've picked up right where I left off.:(
     
  14. KyleP

    KyleP Member

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    Result! Pretty suprised no one went for the same player I did. Felt for sure he was going to be highly coveted.
     
  15. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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    All set: http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1686883

    I should be able to keep it up. If not, easiest way to post stuff into there is to quote, copy and then, paste lanman's posts from here.

    Of course, anyone is welcome to do their colored roster magic like always. ;)
     
  16. Triton

    Triton Member

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    Sent mine as well now.

    Of course, I was hoping nobody would pick Franz, but on the other hand, we got him in the banned list and he is not picked.

    Those picked succesfully are certainly good picks. There are some really great players out there. Kinda difficult pick succesfully this time.
     
  17. Karloski

    Karloski Member+

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  18. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

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    Real Madrid
    I was the only one who went down to the third pick on the first round. And I selected an all-timer on my last pick. I ended up winning it.
     
  19. dor02

    dor02 Member

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    I'm very surprised about one player who isn't on the banned list already.
     
  20. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Round 1 Pick 2 Results

    Akoebar - Pass
    frasermc - Fail (No Pick)
    Karloski - Pass
    nicephoras - Fail (Player already drafted)
    nsa - Pass
    PDG1978 - Pass
    schwuppe - Fail (No Pick)
    Triton - Fail (Player already drafted)


    Banned List Additions

    None


    Final picks to be submitted by Friday 8pm (GMT)


    Please note

    As I'm feeling generous today (and I will do the same later in the draft as well) I will allow fraser and schwuppe to make 2 picks, but they must be made together and specify an order. The first pick will go in with the other round 3 picks, the second pick will be considered after all other 3rd picks have been made.
     
  21. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    There was a big rush in the second round last year to try and get one of the players elligible here. 8 people tried to draft him making him the most selected player at any time of last years draft.
     
  22. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    A quick heads up on the next round.

    Round 2


    Select a player who has played in a 3rd place match at the World Cup


    Please do not submit any picks until Round 1 is completed

    The player must have played some part in the match to be elligible. Unused substitutes are not allowed. I will allow the match between Sweden and Spain from the final group to class as a 3rd place match for the purpose of this round.
     
  23. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Also, we can start discussing the first round sheep. I've already mentioned Cobi Jones, and Radhi Jaidi is catching the eye as well.
     
  24. nicephoras

    nicephoras BigSoccer Supporter

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    Well,this blows - looks like Jaidi will by my starting CB, or Pavel Pardo in midfield. But my next pick is in.
     
  25. Triton

    Triton Member

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    The same for me most probably. :(
     
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