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    All Time Football Sheep Draft

    I know its been a while since we've had a non-cricket draft on these forums but with the upocoming European Championships I thought I'd start a sheep draft for Football. NUFAN has already done a brillant job running three Cricket Sheep Drafts but for those of you who have missed them, the idea is that a name a category (e.g. played on the losing side in an FA Cup Final) and e-mail me your pick (cwdrafts@gmail.com for this draft). At some point after 24 hours I will look at all entries received and if noone else has picked the player you did you receive that player. If multiple participants pick the same player then no participant receives the player and the player moves onto the banned list for the duration of the draft (or until the organiser decides to ask a question involving the banned list). All players who failed get second and third chances to make their picks (with players successfully picked in the 1st part also being off limits although this isn't made public knowledge until the end of the round). If a player can make no successful pick after three rounds then they get a sheep and the draft continues with another question. Each side in this draft will have 12 players - 11 starters and a substitute.

    I mentioned some slight differences in the rules to NUFAN's format for cricket sheep drafts and these are:
    1) There are double pick rounds where you have two picks which are related in someway (e.g. played on opposite sides in a World Cup Finals)

    2) If you fail with your picks, you get to choose your sheep from a list compiled by other drafters and myself (This is to ensure that team structure isn't disproportionately ruined with later sheep compared to earlier ones and to ensure that the sheep between rounds have a similar quality). Participants choose sheep on a first come first served basis although they must have picked by the end of the next round or when they are next on, if they are away for longer than the duration of the next round Please note that as this is an All Time Draft and some criteria may well be pretty wide the idea for sheep are to be servicable but a definate weakness in all Time Football Teams (e.g. Paul Scholes is not a sheep although Gareth barry qualifies). I also maintain the discretion to veto sheep nominations if they are clearly not sheep. Also if a consensus emerges among successful pickers that one of my nominations is to good to be a sheep then that player is removed from consideration and if anyone had already picked them as a sheep then they have to pick again

    3) Every participant must have a goalkeeper by the end of the penultimate round (Round 9) as there is no guarantee that you will be able to get a Goalkeeper in the last round.

    4) At the end of each round I will also choose a player for the All Sheep XI except my objective is to build the worst team possible using my criteria instead of the best

    Here is an example with 8 participants in case this description has proved to complicated for you

    Question: Pick a player who has played for Manchester United

    Pick A

    Player A - Paul Scholes
    Player B - David Beckham
    Player C - Bobby Charlton
    Player D - Paul Scholes
    Player E - George Best
    Player F - Leonel Messi
    Player G - Bobby Charlton
    Player H - Ryan Giggs

    Then the results would be

    Player A - Fail (Scholes)
    Player B - Pass
    Player C - Fail (Charlton)
    Player D - Fail (Scholes)
    Player E - Pass
    Player F - Fail (Messi does not meet the criteria)
    Player G - Fail (Charlton)
    Player H - Pass

    Players A, C, D, F, G need to pick again

    Pick B

    Player A - David Beckham
    Player C - George Best
    Player D - Wayne Rooney
    Player F - Edwin van der Sar
    Player G - Eric Cantona

    Then the results would be

    Player A - Fail (Player picked in Pick A)
    Player C - Fail (Player picked in Pick A)
    Player D - Pass
    Player F - Pass
    Player G - Pass

    Players A and C need to pick again

    Pick 3

    Player A - Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Player C - George Best

    Then the results are

    Player A - Pass
    Player C - Fail

    Player C needs to pick a sheep

    Then the sheep nomination list is:
    Darren Fletcher
    Gary Birtles
    Phil Neville
    Massimo Taibi
    Erik Djemba Djemba
    John O'Shea

    Player C picks Darren Fletcher as its sheep

    The All Sheep XI picks Massimo Taibi as its sheep

    The Final results for the round are:

    Player A - Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Player B - David Beckham
    Player C - Darren Fletcher
    Player D - Wayne Rooney
    Player E - George Best
    Player F - Edwin van der Sar
    Player G - Eric Cantona
    Player H - Ryan Giggs
    All Sheep XI - Massimo Taibi

    please sign up in this thread. I will post the first round question once at least eight people have entered although people should feel free to enter until the end of round 1.

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    Sounds good.

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    I'm keen. Count me in.


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    Very much enjoyed NUFAN's Sheep Draft. Difficult getting the mix of getting a player you don't think will be chosen, and the highest quality available.

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    Participating in one All time sheep football draft on another forum right now. In here as well.

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    Round 1

    Select a player who has at least one international cap for a country which is currently (as of 2nd June 2012) part of UEFA and the country is not competing at the Euro 2012 Finals Tournament?

    Please send your pick A for this round in the next 24 hours to cwdrafts@gmail.com

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    Do the old now divided countries count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Do the old now divided countries count?
    "Currently part of UEFA"

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    Rules Clarification: West Germany, Czechoslovakia etc. are not current members of UEFA so are ineligible however successor States which are at the Euros do qualify which means that for instance someone who played for both Czechoslovakia and Slovakia is eligible for Question 1

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