START TIME: Ideally Monday July 16th 2018 at 12PM EST. Last years draft took 35 days. That would put us right about at the start of the season, so we gotta get this draft started soon. PARTICIPANTS: I think the fairest way to do this is to give all 18 from last year the opportunity to claim a spot this year. To claim a spot, make a note in this thread that you are participating. If they don't claim their spot within 12 hours before the start of the draft, alternates will come into play. If you didn't participate last year but would like to participate this year, please state so in the thread. You will be named to the alternate list. First come, first serve. I am tagging everyone who participated last year. I'm sorry if these next three days are the busiest of your life and you can't check the website, but we really gotta start soon. So if you miss out, my apologies. 18 from last year: @les Habs @Live in the Now @Pavel Buchnevich @VEGASKING @Wee Baby Seamus @Savant @Theon @Big Kahuna @S E P H @Moncherry @SJSharks39 @Evilo @YNWA14 @Venkman @MJG @Halladay @Yoshidas Island @cgf Confirmed for this year: @Live in the Now @Evilo @Big Kahuna @YNWA14 @Wee Baby Seamus @Savant @VEGASKING @Halladay @S E P H @les Habs @cgf @Venkman @Theon @Pavel Buchnevich @SJSharks39 @Vasilevskiy @robertmac43 @The Abusement Park RULES copied from last year: -Snake draft. 22 rounds. So you'll have essentially two players per position if you choose. NOTE, you should have a minimum of two goalkeepers. -We won't be drafting managers. You're the manager, so your formation, tactics, etc. -No judges as of yet. I'd be open to it to an extent, but it's not necessary. That said I would say that we should focus on a building a team to both be competitive now and in the future. I guess think of it as we're all new franchises. I would consider things like your players fitting your formation/tactics, having a balanced squad, having players who can take freekicks, penalties, corners, etc. You should also identify a captain and a vice-captain. -Minimum of 2 GKs per team. -Trades are allowed. One for one trades only though. So a few examples: ---One pick for one pick. ---One pick for one player. ---One player for one player. ---Two picks for one player and one pick. ---One pick and two players for two picks and one player. Etc, etc. I think that illustrates the point. ALSO, when you agree to a trade one of you needs to post the deal and the other needs to quote that post and write "Agreed." Until the post is quoted and agreed to the trade has not occurred, but when that happens it's done. -12 hours between picks. If you miss a pick, 10 hours from then on, 8 hours after a second missed pick. If you miss three picks your place in the draft will be subject to review, IE you may be dropped from the draft. Either way please use another member as a proxy if you can't make a pick and if something comes us just PM me. Also, please try your best to keep the draft moving along as quickly as possible. After you make a pick you'll need to make sure you PM the next guy on the list. If their PM box is full, post in the discussion thread that it's their turn. Also, please make sure you check to see if it's your turn to pick just to be sure. -NO DISCUSSION, hints or otherwise, about undrafted players please. -The Picks thread is for PICKS ONLY, while the Discussion thread is for everything else. DRAFT ORDER: If someone can volunteer to run the picks thread, that would be appreciated. We'll let them randomize the order once the participants are finalized on Monday July 17th at 12AM EST. Be sure to check that first day to know where in the order you will be picking, so we don't have issues with that. SUGGESTIONS: If you have any suggestions now or as the draft goes along for anything we can do differently with this year's draft, speak up. All suggestions are welcome. I would suggest that if we are going to implement any rule changes, you most get over 50% of the 18 participants, so that would be 10 of 18 to support the measure you would like to implement. If needed, we can take votes on that.