Welcome to the Post-Draft, Pre-Season Squad Adjustment thread for the Sand League 2019-20. Acquisitions will be recognized by the first manager to make a legal post for the player. Here's an example of how the posts should be: Aviators: OUT: Pickford WHU GKP 5.5 IN: Krul NOR GKP 4.5 If you make a two or more player announcement, all of the transactions must be legal or the entire post is voided. If someone else beats you to one of the players you tried to add, your entire post is voided. You still have your players you intended to release. Here's the sequence for posting and then making the transfers in the FPL site: 1. Post here your planned transactions. 2. Refresh the page and look to see if your post was legal and you were the first Sand manager to make a post for all the players you requested. 3. Wait, say 30 minutes, to allow another sharp Sand manager to notice your post was illegal because one of the players you tried to acquire was already on another team. If a discrepancy was noted, you still own the players you intended to release. 4. Go ahead and make the transfers in your FPL My Team. During this Post-Draft, Pre-Season squad adjustment period, you won't have to forfeit points for excess transfers. During the season, unless you use your wildcard, transfers of more than one player in a week incur a 4 point penalty. You can make no transfers for one week, and then have two free transfers the following week. 5. During the season, if it's determined you made an illegal transfer before the gameweek started, you must reverse the move(s) incurring any excess transfer fee costs. If it's found out after the gameweek started, then any points earned by player(s), who were part of an illegal transfer post, will be manually deducted from your total and gameweek score. You are still required to reverse the illegal transfer and incur any penalties associated with that as well. 6. To help us avoid incurring these draconian penalties, most of us agree to use a shared Google Docs thread that we update every time we make a transfer so it shows our correct roster. Other managers can review that spreadsheet to confirm that no other manager has that player before they make the transfer post in the In-Season Sand League 2019-20 Transaction Thread. That said, sometimes managers forget to post their roster moves in the shared drive. This does not relieve you from ensuring that the player is indeed a free agent. We also scan the Transaction Thread to see if anyone else has acquired or released the player we are contemplating adding to our squad. 7. We are not allowed to post player acquisitions until the player is in the FPL database. I'm not sure when they update the database each day or night, but if you've seen a high profile acquisition announced, then it behooves you to monitor the FPL database to pounce as soon as the player has been added. Hint: A trick here is to "Watch" the transfer threads for the other All Rocks Leagues (Small Rocks and Very Small Rocks). Often, you might see someone in another league who had better monitoring sources, perhaps FantasyFootballScout or something, and you can quickly double check that the player is in the FPL database and be the first in Sand League to make a legal post for that player. You might also want to do a test post in this thread to check how close your computer time clock is to the BigSoccer time clock. Prepare a post to this thread and hit submit right when you see the minute hand move to an hour mark, and note if there is any delays in the date/time stamp on bigsoccer. This may help you avoid posting too early, according to bigsoccer, and not getting Pepe or whoever is sought by multiple managers.