Sand League 2019-20 Official Draft Banter and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Games & Fantasy' started by Hal, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Welcome to the Sand League 2019-20 Draft. We'll use this thread for comments and banter as the draft progresses. Only post draft picks in the Official Sand 2019-20 Draft Thread.

    I've used our emails and the net.commish draft randomizer to generate our serpentine draft order.

    For odd rounds our draft order is:

    RND PICK TEAM/OWNER PLAYER SELECTED EPL TEAM POSITION SALARY
    1 1 WhataBunchofMuppets
    1 2 Lorne Malvo FC
    1 3 Aviators
    1 4 Lokomotiv Lewisham
    1 5 Morning Glory
    1 6 Stormin Gunners
    1 7 Kicking and Screaming
    1 8 blechs dawgs

    For even rounds our draft order is:

    RND PICK TEAM/OWNER PLAYER SELECTED EPL TEAM POSITION SALARY 2018-19 POINTS
    2 1 blechs dawgs
    2 2 Kicking and Screaming
    2 3 Stormin Gunners
    2 4 Morning Glory
    2 5 Lokomotiv Lewisham
    2 6 Aviators
    2 7 Lorne Malvo FC
    2 8 WhataBunchofMuppets

    I am still missing Ozzy Bassy's phone number and time zone from which he will participate in the draft.
    I will send out the complete Sand League 2019-20 Team and Manager Contact List as soon as I get that information from Ozzy.

    As is stands now, we got lucky with our Australian manager having the first pick so that every time after his opening pick, Sonabert will be able to post two picks at once.

    ACTION: Everyone needs to subscribe to the Official 2019-20 Sand League Draft Thread. That way, you will get an alert each time a pick is posted in that thread. We only post the draft picks in that thread and use this thread for any comments about our own or someone else's pick and for keeping everyone informed of your expected absences during the draft.

    There is 12 hours time difference between WAUS and EDT so, for example, when Sonabert makes a pick at midnight, it's noon in the EDT time zone. The rest of us should be able to complete that round and our next picks and get it back to Sonabert by 7-8 AM WAUS time, (7-8 PM EDT), so he can make his next two picks when he wakes up and we still have 4-5 hours from 7-8 PM EDT to make picks before we go to bed. We should be able to get in at least three rounds per day, sometimes 4.

    Please make us of a Proxy manager to post your pick if you are going to be away from the draft for extended times. I can serve as a Proxy for anyone that needs one to make your next pick. Please post in this thread when you know you'll not be available for several hours and to whom you've given your Proxy for your next pick. And, if it's likely your next turn will come before you return, send me an email with your choices for your next draft pick in your priority order. Whoever you use as your Proxy selector, post that information in this thread before you go on your walkabout. I won't open the email until it is your turn to pick. Then I'll post the pick and notify the next manager that it's their turn to pick.

    Each of us should have multiple ways to alert the manager who follows our pick that they are up. I often will call or text the manager, based on their preferences, and send them an email telling them my pick and that it's their turn to pick.

    Sometimes, I get a text back, requesting I post their next pick for them which they include in a text reply. I comply with those proxy instructions and notify the next manager it's his turn to pick. And so on.

    The FPL database, for the purposes of the Sand League draft will be frozen when Sonabert make his first pick. To get us off to a good start I suggest Sonabert make his first pick at 7 AM EDT on Thur Aug 1. That means Sonabert would make his pick at 7 PM WAUS time tomorrow, whatever day that is, or about 27 hours from the time of this post.

    After the database is frozen, I will email an EXCEL file of the FPL database from which we can make our selections. Any players who get added to the database as the season gets closer to starting, will not be available until 24 hours after blech makes his 15th round pick. I would suggest that blech make that last pick at 7AM PDT (UTC + 7) so that the first come first served Post Draft Squad adjustment period will start at 7 AM PDT, which is 10 AM EDT and 10 PM WAUS time.

    I'll create a separate thread for the Official 2019-20 Sand League Season Thread. That's where we'll post all our transfers after the draft is over and throughout the season.

    I will keep my own spreadsheet to track the draft and post draft moves and the in season moves. If someone wants to create a google shared docs we can also keep a common copy there that managers can go update their latest move once they've posted it in the official BigSoccer.com

    When you make you final pick before you head to bed for the night or will be absent for an extended time, I suggest you hang around for 20-30 minutes in case you made an illegal pick. One of the other managers might notice the error and alert you to make another pick so we don't have to wait 8 hours for you to correct your illegal pick. An illegal pick would be for a player already selected by another manager or for a player who was added to the FPL player database after our draft starts.

    This draft works best if we all respect each other's time and make ample use of proxies to keep the draft moving along. Keeping everyone informed of any expected lengthy absences also helps reduce frustration for others who are waiting to make the pick after yours.

    Let the draft commence in about 26 hours from now!
     
  2. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Cheers Hal ............ If everybody was on Facebook messenger or an equivalent a group could be setup & everybody can just tag when each draft done. Used similar in another group & it worked a dream.
     
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  3. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I've got a proxy in place so will have 24 hr coverage on my part ...
     
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  4. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Sorting Draft sheet ...
     
  5. Tpadams

    Tpadams Member

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Jul 29, 2019
    Looks great thank you!
     
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  6. David Bartels

    David Bartels Member

    Minnesota United
    United States
    Jul 28, 2019
    Good stuff. Now subscribed to the draft thread. Go easy on me guys this is my first draft league.
     
  7. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Thanks for the draft spreadsheet we can update once we've made our picks. When I downloaded the file it was in the view only mode. I assume you'll make it so we can edit it to put in our picks.

    I don't use Facebook, so I'm no help there. When we first started these drafted leagues about 15 years ago, I didn't even know how to text, so I am teachable, but probably the least technically savvy of all the managers.
     
  8. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They were nice to me when I was in it... sitting out this year due to life and stuff. Hope to return next year.
     
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  9. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    I sent out my Draft Tracking Spreadsheet along with the FPL Player Database of those eligible to be drafted. The player database is as of 6 PM EDT, so the FPL may make some additions in the next 12-13 hours before our draft officially starts with Sonabert's first pick.

    I'm looking forward to this draft. I didn't realize how much I missed it by not playing last year.

    Fellow Sand League 2019-20 members, let me know if you have any questions or if you can't access the spreadsheets I sent you. I encourage you test your connectivity with the manager who drafts before and after you so there won't be any delays from figuring that out.

    Managers picking 2 and 3 are 13 and 12 hours different from Sonabert, so we'll coordinate with Sonabert to turn the draft around quickly when we get to his two picks.

    I'll work closely with Tom, manager of Lokomotive Lewisham, who lives in London as to minimize any draft delays due to that 5 hour time difference. Tom is also 6 hours ahead of Patrick, manager of Morning Glory and they'll have to coordinate equally well. The bottom three managers to select in odd numbered rounds are withing 3 hours of each other (timewise) so they can coordinate and quickly turn the draft around from the odd to even numbered round selections.
     
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  10. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    New link to the spreadsheet has been sent out , all 8 members should be able to edit now.
     
  11. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Tom is my nephew and Patrick is my friend here in KC so I will be nudging them when their turn comes

    Great to have you back Hal
     
  12. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Oh heck & I've asked you to be my proxy ....
     
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  13. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    I have Sonabert's proxy to post his first pick in the draft. I'll do so at 7 AM EDT.
     
  14. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    De Gea number 1 ?
     
  15. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    Ooooo, the suspense is killing me....
     
  16. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    #17 Sonabert, Aug 1, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
    Dear Dr.
    [​IMG]
    you know he's going to be pick 3 ...... just to outscore Rashford
     
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  17. DrHeckle

    DrHeckle BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 12, 2010
    Cairns
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  18. Sonabert

    Sonabert Member+

    Jul 29, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    & you can only do that if you remove you & your partners socks.
     
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  19. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    The 2019-20 Sand League Draft has commenced.

    Exercising Sonabert's Proxy, I posted his pick of Salah LIV MID 12.5 in the Official Sand League 2019-20 Draft thread.
     
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  20. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. tarvinodos

    tarvinodos Member+

    Jul 17, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    I think our USL player may have bailed.
     
  22. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    We are currently trying to confirm whether or not Ozzy Bassy, Manager of Lorne Malvo FC, intends to participate in our draft leagues. I think he thought we were using the EPL site. We'll give it a couple of hours. In the meantime we will be contacting the first manager from the stand-by list to see if he/she is still interested.
     
  23. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    I've confirmed that Ozzy Bassy is withdrawing. I've asked Tarvinidos and Kopite to send me the contact info for a replacement manager from the stand-by list.
     
  24. pato2384

    pato2384 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Storming Gunners is up. Could not find email or text preference list
     

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