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    FIF Fantasy Draft

    We did one of these a few years back and it was quite fun, but it completely hit the floor. The premise is as follows: about 8 people volunteer, and they take turns drafting/selecting players from across the world. Each volunteer selects a starting eleven, and after the draft is complete, the community votes for what in their opinion was the best starting eleven, and that person is declared the winner.

    The draft is a snake draft. For instance, if Shaun has the first pick of round one, he receives the last pick of round two. If Black Jesus has the last pick in round one, he gets the first selection of round two. There will be eleven rounds, and you can select any player you want (no position restrictions). However, once a player has been selected, other teams cannot pick them. If Shaun selects Messi first, no other team can select Messi.

    The goal is to build the most complete squad possible. Strategy is incorporated as well, based on the type of team you want and what others decide to do. You may decide you couldn't care less who your goalie is, and wait until the eleventh round to select one. But if other owners start drafting Neuer and Courtois in round two, you might be at a disadvantage in the eyes of others on the forum. Also, you must choose what formation you want to run with.

    So, if you're interested and will be on the forum frequently over the next week or so, just post that you're interested and I'll randomize a draft order once we get eight. I won't participate unless we get desperate, but I'll keep a tab on who selects whom, and who's turn it is to pick.

    Stole these from the old thread that the OC made:

    Rules:

    - 8 posters are participating in this competition.
    - The aim of the competition is to select a team of 11 players (1 must be a goalkeeper, 3 to 5 defenders, 2 to 5 midfielders and 1-4 attackers), choosing from players playing today, and keeping in mind their general form right now and within the last year (as a rule of thumb). The general idea is to make the best team possible.
    - The participants will each take turns to select one player in ascending order (Participant 1 will select first, followed by Participant 2, then Partipant 3 etc.).
    - Once the first round of the draft is complete (all 8 participants have chosen a player), the second round begins. It operates the same as the first draft, except this time in descending order (Participant 8 picks first, Participant 7 picks second, etc.). This is to ensure that those towards the end of the list get fair picks.
    - You have 24 hours to pick your draft, so check this thread often if you're involved. If you don't draft within the 24 hours, your turn will be forfeited and go on to the next participant on the list - you'll get two picks your next turn instead. Also, write a quick writeup on the player you've chosen (not an essay, just a few lines), eg. 'why he fits into your team, his strengths' and so on. Maybe even add a picture of the player in question, just for the heck of it.
    - When selecting a player, it's generally a good idea to have a balanced mix of defensive and attacking players, as your team will be going up against another poster's team - see yourself as a coach, where things like tactics matter - it's not a competetion about having the 11 best players, but the single greatest team.
    - Not a rule per se, but I think it would help things run smoothly if the when a person has picked a player, send a PM to the next guy in line to know it's his turn.
    - I'll try to organize this thing as well as I can. So your only job, if you're participating, is just to follow the rules and have fun in the best football-nerdy way possible!

    Black = Attackers
    Green = Midfielders
    Yellow = Defenders
    Orange = Goalkeepers

    Round 1
    Shaun - Messi
    Wings - Ronaldo
    _OC_ - Neymar
    Black Jesus - Suarez
    Jrg - Aguero
    DomesticatedPimp - Ibrahimovic
    Dylan - Iniesta
    ScottishInterista - Mueller

    Round 2
    ScottishInterista - Lewandowski
    Dylan - Robben
    DomesticatedPimp - Bale
    Jrg - Dybala
    Black Jesus - Reus
    _OC_ - Higuain
    Wings - Ozil
    Shaun - Modric

    Round 3
    Shaun - Thiago Silva
    Wings - Busquets
    _OC_ - Lahm
    Black Jesus - Godin
    Jrg - Griezmann
    DomesticatedPimp - Alaba
    Dylan - Mascherano
    ScottishInterista - Pogba

    Round 4
    ScottishInterista - Vidal
    Dylan - Aubameyang
    DomesticatedPimp - James Rodriguez
    Jrg - Kompany
    Black Jesus - Di Maria
    _OC_ - Miranda
    Wings - Boateng
    Shaun - Lukaku

    Round 5
    Shaun - David Silva
    Wings - Verratti
    _OC_ - Kroos
    Black Jesus - Matic
    Jrg - De Bruyne
    DomesticatedPimp - Toure
    Dylan - Alves
    ScottishInterista - Alderweireld

    Round 6
    ScottishInterista - Ramos
    Dylan - Neuer
    DomesticatedPimp - Sanchez
    Jrg - Insigne
    Black Jesus - Koke
    _OC_ - Varane
    Wings - Azpilicueta
    Shaun - Danilo

    Round 7
    Shaun - Pjanic
    Wings - Alba
    _OC_ - Lichtsteiner
    Black Jesus - Gimenez
    Jrg - Hummels
    DomesticatedPimp - Barzagli
    Dylan - Bonucci
    ScottishInterista - Darmian

    Round 8
    ScottishInterista - Sandro
    Dylan - Motta
    DomesticatedPimp - Pique
    Jrg - Xabi Alonso
    Black Jesus - Coutinho
    _OC_ - Mahrez
    Wings - Benatia
    Shaun - Manolas

    Round 9
    Shaun - De Gea
    Wings - Handanovic
    _OC_ - Marcelo
    Black Jesus - Ricardo Rodriguez
    Jrg - Koulibaly
    DomesticatedPimp - Buffon
    Dylan - Douglas Costa
    ScottishInterista - Oblak

    Round 10
    ScottishInterista - Il Faraone
    Dylan - Nainggolan
    DomesticatedPimp - Carvajal
    Jrg - Courtois
    Black Jesus - Zabaleta
    _OC_ - Lloris
    Wings - Willian
    Shaun - Matuidi

    Round 11
    Shaun - Luis
    Wings - Benzema
    _OC_ - Xhaka
    Black Jesus -
    Jrg -
    DomesticatedPimp -
    Dylan -
    ScottishInterista -
    Last edited by ADRossi; 10 Apr 16 at 22:25.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bandiera View Post
    referees 'without question' favour juve? i think youre overstating the effect of buying out the refs.
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    I did some thinking over the bench issue. I think when a player is benched, it can make them think more.

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    I'd like to participate too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glass box View Post
    One day FIF should organize and we should go all together to watch a game. At least 50 people. Tickets are on me.

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    Sounds fun. I'm in.

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    I want to play

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    Why not.
    Quote Originally Posted by DM_ View Post
    Then we'll just buy the federation and create our own rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpin View Post
    I dont think juventus are willing to sell

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    Ah yes, good times. In as well.

    edit; What a list of participants by the way.

    double edit; We doing present time? Other gimmicks, like all-time or all-time Inter would be fun too.
    Last edited by _OC_; 20 Mar 16 at 14:24.

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    Okay, perfect. We only need one more volunteer and then we can start the draft.

    We'll stick to using only active players right now, and perhaps in the future try mixing things up.

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    I'll take that last place.

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    This sounds cool.

    Looking forward for the drafts!

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    Forget the MSN trio in Barcelona as I will pick the three Swedish forwards Kosovare Asllani, Emma Lundh and Jessica Landstrom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrg View Post
    Forget the MSN trio in Barcelona as I will pick the three Swedish forwards Kosovare Asllani
    you can have that traitor lel
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    referees 'without question' favour juve? i think youre overstating the effect of buying out the refs.
    Quote Originally Posted by bandiera View Post
    I did some thinking over the bench issue. I think when a player is benched, it can make them think more.


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    Alright, I've randomized the draft order online, and it is as follows:

    Pick # Team Name
    1 Shaun
    2 Wings
    3 _OC_
    4 Black Jesus
    5 Jrg
    6 DomesticatedPimp
    7 Dylan
    8 ScottishInterista

    Shaun is on the clock! (I'll PM him)

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    Umm, well in the example I picked Messi. Might as well stick with that

    Lionel Messi -

    Arguably the world's best player. I'm not sure what else to say as his accomplishments speak volumes. He fits into my team by being able to do basically anything other than being tall

    Quote Originally Posted by DM_ View Post
    Then we'll just buy the federation and create our own rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpin View Post
    I dont think juventus are willing to sell

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    Wings on the clock

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    Cristiano Ronaldo seems like the obvious pick. I'll go with him.

    Edit: I see I have to explain my choice. CR is either the best or second best player in the world, depending on who you talk to. Can singlehandedly change games.

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    I'm still confused by Shaun not taking Dybala with the first pick. _OC_ on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADRossi View Post
    I'm still confused by Shaun not taking Dybala with the first pick. _OC_ on the clock.
    I won't say I wasn't tempted
    Quote Originally Posted by DM_ View Post
    Then we'll just buy the federation and create our own rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpin View Post
    I dont think juventus are willing to sell

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