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!