Sheep Draft V - Main Thread

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by lanman, Feb 18, 2014.

  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.


  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/conversation 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 - The standard is 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. Deadlines will be strictly enforce, although I am flexible if given prior notice

    Missed picks - If you miss your 1st or 2nd pick, you will be allowed to make a supplemental pick at the same time as your next pick. The supplemental pick will count after all normal picks (so cannot block them) and must be made at this time or it is lost. If you miss your 3rd 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.
  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. 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.

    From the announcement of the final picks in each round, anyone given a Sheep will have 24 hours to nominate 2 potential positions for a Sheep. I will then assign a Sheep for them.

    This is a change to previous drafts and the Sheep will be awful, although where possible they will have played international football.


    Questions about the rules are welcome at any time, either in the thread or via pm.
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  4. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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  5. cr7torossi

    cr7torossi Member+

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    in.

    Let's deliver PDG a sheep this time.
  6. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

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    Veteran drafters who haven't read the rules should note the change in Sheep allocations in my third post.
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  8. benni...

    benni... scream @ me.

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    Thanks, I feel like we should keep quoting this incase some miss it

    In!
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    .......ok stay cool

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    ....erm.....In.

    (I don't think any of those players would be draftable...but all were clearly very very unlucky there! - Welcome to PDG United!).

    Statistically should I be least worried or most worried re:sheep? Hmm, not sure - maybe about time it happened or maybe a reason others (playing riskier 3rd picks) get them....
    Should be a great draft again anyway, I'm sure.
  17. Polemarch

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    You know it would be pretty cool if we took elements from that one game and create a club, pick a city and make a fictional club history and structure. Just for fun and stuff.
  18. babaorum

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    I'm in. I hope I'll do better than in the last sheep draft.
  19. La-Máquina

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    Count me in.
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    @pdg are we in together?
  22. PDG1978

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    I was thinking maybe we could try this one solo and then go for the joint effort in the current players draft again (IIRC there will probably be another one of those after the World Cup @lanman ?)?

    I reckon you'd have no problem putting together a team for this one anyway - judging by last year. IIRC you might even have drafted a couple of legends if going solo, although we did get a nice sheepless team together in the end. You knew a few of the older stars too I remember. It'd be your first solo team since the PL Draft I guess....

    Maybe we could team up for an all-time one in the future too, but I was thinking after doing this original version as a pair last year it could be cool to have a team each again for this one....
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  23. benni...

    benni... scream @ me.

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    Oooh, rejected !!!!!
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  24. Baggio in Turin

    Baggio in Turin Member

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    So, how many drafters will be there for this draft?
  25. La-Máquina

    La-Máquina BigSoccer Supporter

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    Let's aim for at least 30.

    Let's make this sheep draft brutal ;)
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