Hopefully you've all been validating your rosters and propect lists as per the Yahoo group messages sent out. Before I get onto the primary subject of this thread please note that material changes to ratings are underway. Prior to Free Agency a potential baseline file (DVHL) was distributed as a guide but there was a warning that there would be changes. After a review some deficiences were identified and in short there will be alot of ratings going lower as the average OV was way too high and even 4th liners/utility players were over 70OV. As always when the modifications are finished a new file will be released and GM's will be given the opportunity to submit a fixed number of ratings challenges. Now on to the main subject ... This is the first year in recent memory where we're on track to start a season before Christmas (as sad as that is to admit) but there are some show stoppers that only you the GM's can address. Namely that is addressing of your rosters. There are several teams that are 'incomplete' in terms of rosters and minimum number of players per position and that may increase when European and Retired players are removed. Until this is remedied there is no way to start a season. The asks ... (i) Get trading where necessary or if you have some quality prospects that can be signed do that (again be wary of the DVHL and assume that the player will be lower) (ii) If you know of any qualified candiates for a GM spot please get them to send an application to Matt. There are no open vacancies yet but there is a possibility that may change if we have some better qualified candidates. (iii) Every GM and AGM should respond to this post as a roll call and please include your preferred e-mail address so i can update the GM page where required.