EPL Draft League 2018-2019

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  1. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The EPL Draft League 2018-2019 is open for business.

    https://draft.premierleague.com/


    The provisional drafting time is set for Saturday 4th August at 18.30 CET

    Code to join this league: 199-88

    If there's enough interest and the league fills up we could have a 2nd Division with promotion/relegation two-up/two-down a la All Rocks.

    We won't get too ambitious and think about a third division just yet.

    :geek:

    Kemenes Kempinski
    Manager of Auto Matic
    Premier League of Gentleman Defending Champion.
     
  2. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
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    Europe
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    England
    #2 1800-WorldCup, Jul 8, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
    EPL Draft League 2018-2019

    Auto Matic Kemenes Kempinski
    Stormin Gunners Norman Coyle
    BiggerBoat Dr Heckle

    Six more spots open.

    https://draft.premierleague.com
    Once you have logged in or registered click on 'Start' and then 'Join a league'. You can then enter the league code 199-88 to join the league.
     
  3. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I have joined ..will get about recruiting the other aussies :)
     
  4. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can the draft time per selection be increased from 60 seconds? Because that's too little time for any analysis.
     
  5. 1800-WorldCup

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    England
    #5 1800-WorldCup, Jul 15, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
    60 Seconds is to get the draft done in one sitting.

    Do the analysis beforehand.

    We might have even reduced it to 30 seconds last year, I can't remember.

    Get your draft order all set and you don't even have to be in the draft room. All you want is the players you want. It doesn't matter who anyone else picks if you have your preferred order selected.

    As there's no budget, there's no worries.

    Auto Matic did just that last season and won the league; all picks were on Auto Pilot.

    :ROFLMAO:

    Sometimes we tend to overthink things and it muddies the waters.
     
  6. 1800-WorldCup

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    England
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    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The skill comes in managing what you're left with during the season.

    :cool:
     
  7. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Thinking about it, 60 seconds (1 minute) x 15 (players per team) x 8 (teams in the league) is 2 hours.

    That's way too long to sit around 'analysing'; so we will change it to 30 seconds. That's an hour 'all in' for the draft. Way long enough to have loads of fun.

    :D
     
  8. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL! You are a nut. First off, there are only 4 teams in the league right now. Way back when, in the original days of fantasy sports, I played in an original Rotisserie Baseball league (this is the early 1980s). We did our draft in person around a conference table, occasionally with one or two people participating by speakerphone. It was an auction draft and people did their homework, naturally. Typically, the draft took 4 to 6 hours. If you can't keep your mind focused for 2 hours, you've got the problem, not me.
     
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  9. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    There are other things in life to do than sit at a computer for four hours.

    Hopefully there will be eight teams by draft time, or it won't be worth doing.

    By all means make your own four-hour league, but there's no need to be personally insulting about it.

    Seems you may have trouble concentrating on what to write for one minute.

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um... nope. I wrote EXACTLY what I intended to write.

    You have presented what appear to be presumptuous proposals on how this league should be run as if this league can be lead by the nose by whomever is most persistent in posting.

    This league was running long before you or I joined it. Therefore, deferring to their ways of running it is most appropriate. After all, we joined it, they didn't join us. Suggesting alternatives is fine. Deciding to leave if one decides the league no longer fits their preferred way to play is fine. But, steamrolling ideas into a league with a long history ignores the long time stewards and other players of the league.

    I said my piece on what I preferred. The more senior persons elected to stay with the prior approach. So, I left. No ill will at all. I admire all these folks, tremendously. That's why I've been poking my head around the corner to see what was up, to see if maybe there had been a change of heart about how to run the league. I've watched the difficulty in recruiting new members and feel most of that is due to Big Soccer's shrinking user base. Either way, I'd said my piece and would not post more about it.

    As a further example of this kind of thing: This coming week, I'm going to a board game convention that has many hundreds of attendees. It's been run for decades. It was formerly in a hotel that was just a mess, few eating options, below standard on disabled access (didn't affect me, but did affect several friends). The convention operation in terms of people and opportunities to play and compete in tournaments was excellent. BUT, the facilities sucked. So, I didn't go for many years because of the poor quality facilities. They moved to a new location two years ago and I've attended each year since. I didn't harass them about it. I didn't start my own convention. I just filled out my feedback card at the end of the convention a decade ago saying the facilities needed an upgrade and why. I said my piece. Their independent change brought me back.

    It seems to me that your behavior is most consistent with someone who wants to steal the league and remake it in their own image. But, I know that I can't really know what's in your head and heart.

    In regards to the league you've launched... I've a decision to make: Is the 60 second (30 second??? :sick:) time limit acceptable to me or not. If not, I'll bow out. I'm joining your league (or not). I've said my piece on that time limit.
     
  11. 1800-WorldCup

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    England
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    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Oh, Unbalanced... you (nut) crack me up.

    If you don't know what you're talking about, there's little point in replying to you.

    Founding Member of Small Rocks.
     
  12. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #12 BalanceUT, Jul 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
    My apologies for insinuating you were not a founding member. But, the alteration of my name is juvenile.
     
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  13. glorydaze

    glorydaze Member

    Liverpool FC
    Apr 5, 2007
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I spent last night taking a closer look at the FPL draft league. I am considering joining a league for the experience. Seems like the right thing to do if the All Rocks league moves in that direction in the future. Seems like the only way to fairly judge its potential as a replacement down the road if we are unable to maintain the current format.

    Then I saw the posts above. I have also participated in drafts that went hours long. That's what beer is for.
     
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  14. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The draft can be set for up to 12 hours between picks. That would close to mimic what was done in the past with All Rocks. No need to all be glued to their computers.
     
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  15. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Agree with above - I am happy to set a Draft League up and actually discuss (rather than dictate) the details... I will not ambush this thread (enough of that going on around here :rolleyes:) ... I will start a new thread :thumbsup:
     
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  16. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The maximum is 120 seconds, so get eight managers and you can all sit around for four hours.

    Believe me, you'll want to speed it up; especially when a few don't show and the picks are on autopilot anyway.

    :eek:
     
  17. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The code to join the league has been changed.

    :p
     
  18. Autipho

    Autipho New Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    So what's the code now? The 199-88 returns as invalid.
     
  19. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
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    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'll send it to you.
     
  20. tarvinodos

    tarvinodos Member+

    Jul 17, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    How many in this EPL Draft League so far?
     
  21. Autipho

    Autipho New Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Sadly, I had missed the fact that the draft was on the 4th (the only day where my availability is uncertain) and thus cannot participate.
     
  22. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    No worries, you won't be missed.

    :D
     
  23. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Does anyone else want in?

    It's easy to do an automated selection so you don't have to be online live; although I will be.

    The skill is getting it right during the season. We don't really want managers who hope the initial draft will get them through the year.

    It's about having fun and being active.

    https://draft.premierleague.com/

    New Code is: 53780-15248
     
  24. Pasha

    Pasha Member

    May 16, 2004
    St Louis, USA
    Is that H2H? Myself, I play DraftFantasy, which is also EPL draft-based, but somewhat better.
     
  25. 1800-WorldCup

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Aug 5, 2001
    Europe
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If we don't get eight teams, the draft will not go ahead.

    :(
     

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