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    Test Draft II

    Well I think that most of us want another draft - possibly with a variant of some kind?

    I'm a bit torn as to where I want to go with it though - I think that a draft with loads of committed drafters would be great, to get deeper into the pool of players, but if there were people that kept needing to get skipped, then it would take ages for the people at the ends of the drafts to pick.

    So, yeah, sign-up and suggest any variants or ideas you have
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    I'm in, however I probably won't be able to start until Monday morning Aussie time, so if I get drafter early, put me down the list a bit.

    My suggestion is that we go through all the other drafts from the past month and exclude all players who have been selected. What do you say?

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    I unsurprisingly will be in. Rather than excluding swathes of players I'd prefer the challenge lie is selection criteria that make the strategy of who you pick when more challenging. The mystery draft was really good like that. I tend to find the different ways drafters try to put their team together and how they try to balance their teams more interesting than their knowledge of obscure players - that is interesting, just less so than the other things I mentioned.
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    Already? Kind of devalues the efforts put into the first one. I'd prefer to wait a few months. If this is going ahead anyway, why not just stipulate that participants may not pick anyone they've already picked in the first draft. Would be a relative advantage to new participants at the cost of the original ones, but it makes it interesting for the latter.


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    Maybe we could poll drafters as to the top five-eight players they think are available. The most commonly nominated players are then reserved until the last three rounds. ie if we have 6 people playing maybe the 18 most nominated players are off limits til Round 9, and maybe further, the 6 most nom'd players out of those 18 are banned until round 11.

    To make it even more interesting, we could get someone neutral to collate those noms and then not tell us what the results are. We have to guess who's been reserved, and if you pick a nominated played too early, you get moved to last pick in that round. Then adds an element of strategy - I think Imran would be off limits, but would suspect that Flintoff is available straightaway. Do I wait til round 9 to get my allrounder, or get the best one I think us available now? And if I get it wrong about their availability my pick gets moved back.

    Means we'll be forced to build teams without the usual suspects as the first players in place and will make the last few rounds a mad scramble.

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    I like the idea of not being able to re-draft people...

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    First Class draft imo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Maybe we could poll drafters as to the top five-eight players they think are available. The most commonly nominated players are then reserved until the last three rounds. ie if we have 6 people playing maybe the 18 most nominated players are off limits til Round 9, and maybe further, the 6 most nom'd players out of those 18 are banned until round 11.

    To make it even more interesting, we could get someone neutral to collate those noms and then not tell us what the results are. We have to guess who's been reserved, and if you pick a nominated played too early, you get moved to last pick in that round. Then adds an element of strategy - I think Imran would be off limits, but would suspect that Flintoff is available straightaway. Do I wait til round 9 to get my allrounder, or get the best one I think us available now? And if I get it wrong about their availability my pick gets moved back.

    Means we'll be forced to build teams without the usual suspects as the first players in place and will make the last few rounds a mad scramble.
    If you include pre WW1 players there would be quite a few all rounders left to pick better then Flintoff.

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    I'd really like to be in in.

    I know I don't post here heaps, but knowing I'm in a draft, I'd be commited to it.

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    Meh, was an example off the top of my head tbh. And maybe I was talking ODIs..

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    I missed the first, I'm not missing another.

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    Interested to give one of these draft things a go.
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