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Sheep Draft 3.5 - Main Thread

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by lanman, Aug 24, 2012.

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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 they will receive a Sheep pick (details in a later post).

    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.
     
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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 count as either one day or two, so any stage announced on a Friday will have a deadline on the Sunday. 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 have missed a pick, you can make a supplemental pick (at the same time) who will be valid after all successful picks for that round.
    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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    Sheep

    In the event of being unsuccessful with all three picks, you will be assigned a Sheep. Following the first set of picks, successful drafters will start to nominate Sheep. For this draft, a Sheep should be a lower division player who meets the criteria, All drafters can attempt to veto any suggestion, and if more than one drafter puts in a veto the player will be made inelligible. Where drafters are teamed up, the team counts as one drafter for these purposes.
    Once the third picks have been made, if any Sheep are required I will randomly select one (or more, if required) successful drafters to assign a Sheep. The Sheep must be able to be accommodated within the drafters lineup - so you can't give a Sheep goalkeeper if the drafter already has a keeper, or if you have three strikers you can't assign a fourth (unless one of the strikers has a record of playing in another position). If the drafter receiving the Sheep objects to the position of the player, I will judge whether the Sheep is valid.

    Player Elligibility

    Any player who meets the criteria for each round is elligible, but players should be judged on their best season from the past 2. That is the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, or 2011 and 2012 for seasons which run to the calendar year. Essentially, the period assessed is from the end of the 2010 World Cup to the end of Euro 2012 (with some leeway for calendar year seasons). Retired players are elligible if they played at some point during this period and meet the criteria.

    Questions about the rules are welcome at any time, either in the thread or via pm.
     
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  4. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Round 1

    Select a player who did not play in a match at the 2010 World Cup

    All picks to be submitted via PM

    Deadline - Monday 27th August 8pm (BST)

    Link to Countdown Timer
     


  5. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    I should just add, if you would like to particpate but have not yet signed up then feel free to join. Just confirm in this thread that you would like to take part.
     
  6. AudereEstFacere

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    Confirmation of participation and fair warning to competitors of my impending victory.
     
  7. thebigman

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    what years are we looking at, players form in this season just gone? or is it for a number of seasons?
     
  8. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Best season out of the last two. Basically from the end of the 2010 World Cup to the end of Euro 2012.
     
  9. thebigman

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  10. AudereEstFacere

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    and we're judging on national team performance and club performance on both the domestic and international level?
     
  11. thebigman

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    PDG1978 let's get crackin'

    got basketball soon but ill pm u some ideas in a few hours...
     
  12. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Yes, overall performance at all levels.
     
  13. cr7torossi

    cr7torossi Member+

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    And I assume players who played no minutes are eligible.

    A good intermediately hard round to start with :)
     
  14. PDG1978

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    Ok, I'll check out my PM's after Forest score 6 at Bolton....maybe
     
  15. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Yes. Squad players with zero playing time are eligible.
     
  16. Stud83

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    I'm in.

    So just to clarify - the deadline is Monday, not Tuesday, despite what the first post says?
     
  17. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Sorry, I copied the original from an old thread. The deadline is Monday. I'll edit the original.
     
  18. benni...

    benni... scream @ me.

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    I will confirm with my partner if he's still in, but we should be good.
     
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    soccernutter Moderator Staff Member

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    What if I want to play a 1-1-8? :D
     
  22. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator Staff Member

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    To clarify, they must have logged time on he pitch, correct? But they could have been an unused sub to still qualify, right?
     
  23. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    If they spent any time on the pitch they are not eligible. All other players are fair game.
     
  24. Perú FC

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    I'm ready... starting the search.
     
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    Might have to drop out of this but happy to partner anyone who needs it.
     
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