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Strange things happen on draft day.

Pendles lasted until Pick 9 last year

Goddard went No. 1 & Sandilands No. 2 from memory.

Some huge decisions for all of us looming with round one selections.

Surely Little Garry will go No.1? B)

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I questioned whether I'd give away any of my draft secrets but for fairness I'll let you all know I'll be selecting Matthew Bate with pick 15 in the draft.

Cheers.

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I questioned whether I'd give away any of my draft secrets but for fairness I'll let you all know I'll be selecting Matthew Bate with pick 15 in the draft.

Cheers.

I am considering Bate at pick 10.

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Oh PLEASE do pick him...

Thanks for your thought.I just may leave him for you -Dan.

Might even go for my first pick last year- Jolly

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Welcome Back JCB - Or should we call you DEVILS IN THE DETAIL? Whats going on there?

Thanks for your best wishes for my trip to The States

Only 6 sleeps to go until draft day - Getting very pumped for a season shaping Sunday evening!

When do you leave-Just returned- spent 6 weeks there.

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I would be very happy with my 2011 first selection - Pendles

If he isn't available I will also be looking at Matthew Bate

JCB I head to the USA in the middle of Round one - 27th March - away for 5 Weeks

Trade activity will still be active for Team OMR during this time frame.

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3 sleeps until the draft!!

But before we get there I'd like everyone's input into some of the setting I have gone ahead with.

1. Bye Rounds (11,12,13) will not be played in ultimate footy.

The AFL season this year will have 3 bye rounds where ony 6 of the 9 possible games will be played. Which effectively means 1/3 of your team will not be able to play in those weeks. For this reason I have chosen not to play UFooty in those rounds.

2. The 15 point category scoring system.

The details of this are in an earlier post. But basically:

  • There are 8 categories this year (Frees differential replaces FF & FA)
  • You will be awarded 2 points for each category this year except for Score % which will be one.
  • The reason Score % is only worth 1 is to avoid the inevitable draws that occur due to their being 8 categories instead of 9.

3. Team lineup:

POSITION STARTERS (EMERGENCIES)

Backs 4 (1)

Centres 5 (1)

Rucks 1 (1)

Forwards (F) 4 (1)

Utilities (UTL) 1 (1)

Bench (BN) 4

If any of these rules offend you then speak up now. Once we have done the draft I can't change it.

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3 sleeps until the draft!!

But before we get there I'd like everyone's input into some of the setting I have gone ahead with.

1. Bye Rounds (11,12,13) will not be played in ultimate footy.

The AFL season this year will have 3 bye rounds where ony 6 of the 9 possible games will be played. Which effectively means 1/3 of your team will not be able to play in those weeks. For this reason I have chosen not to play UFooty in those rounds.

2. The 15 point category scoring system.

The details of this are in an earlier post. But basically:

  • There are 8 categories this year (Frees differential replaces FF & FA)
  • You will be awarded 2 points for each category this year except for Score % which will be one.
  • The reason Score % is only worth 1 is to avoid the inevitable draws that occur due to their being 8 categories instead of 9.

3. Team lineup:

POSITION STARTERS (EMERGENCIES)

Backs 4 (1)

Centres 5 (1)

Rucks 1 (1)

Forwards (F) 4 (1)

Utilities (UTL) 1 (1)

Bench (BN) 4

If any of these rules offend you then speak up now. Once we have done the draft I can't change it.

Yeah all makes good and reasonable sense I'm happy with all of that.

Just realised I have a 21st on Sunday evening so I'm dreadfully going to be relying on the pre draft rankings which is terrible :(

Hopefully I can leave early to save myself some later picks and fix it up!

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Yeah all makes good and reasonable sense I'm happy with all of that.

Just realised I have a 21st on Sunday evening so I'm dreadfully going to be relying on the pre draft rankings which is terrible :(

Hopefully I can leave early to save myself some later picks and fix it up!

Your friend/family member should know better than to have a 21st on draft night.

Also I recommend people jump online before the draft and test their system using the UFooty 'test your system' function which you'll find on the league page. From memory you need flash so ipads and iphones may be out.

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Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

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Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

Agree Nd thanks for pointing this out.JA, support all moves you suggest.

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Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

I blame Apple for that one, I'll still use my ipad but i'll have to remote in to my PC.

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I blame Apple for that one, I'll still use my ipad but i'll have to remote in to my PC.

Or you could stop whining and buy a mac...

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Or you could stop whining and buy a mac...

Great to reaquaint brotherly love !

A little birdy has told me, he thinks the two new chums are brothers- Is this correct?

Please advise.

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Great to reaquaint brotherly love !

A little birdy has told me, he thinks the two new chums are brothers- Is this correct?

Please advise.

JA - I am good with all your suggested Changes for season 2012

3 Sets of brothers now? Wow this is getting confusing!

Roll On Sunday evening.

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JA - I am good with all your suggested Changes for season 2012

3 Sets of brothers now? Wow this is getting confusing!

Roll On Sunday evening.

Not brothers, we all sit together at the footy, they were keen to join in if there were any spots available and since there are now 18 spots I figured it made sense.

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This info is probably elsewhere in the thread ... but how long is there between picks on Sunday? Should we make it two minutes? I'm in Europe and a bit worried that anything less might be cutting it a bit fine ...

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Disappointed about the lack of discussion re. trading for the draft. So here goes nothing. Looking to consolidate the middle of the draft so I'm after a pick around 160-170 and offering both 202 and 231.

A hell of a lot of class on both those picks with Sam Reid and Melksham potentials around 200 and Rhys Palmer, Stephen Hill and Salopek all around 231.

Negiotiations are welcome.

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Disappointed about the lack of discussion re. trading for the draft. So here goes nothing. Looking to consolidate the middle of the draft so I'm after a pick around 160-170 and offering both 202 and 231.

A hell of a lot of class on both those picks with Sam Reid and Melksham potentials around 200 and Rhys Palmer, Stephen Hill and Salopek all around 231.

Negiotiations are welcome.

I didn't even know this was an option, I guess it is a new feature.

I guess I have to submit the traded picks so if you do get a trade done with someone please have it submitted by at least 4:00pm tomorrow, I get locked out of making changes 2hrs before the draft.

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Also I recommend people jump online before the draft and test their system using the UFooty 'test your system' function which you'll find on the league page. From memory you need flash so ipads and iphones may be out.

Not Happy Jan ... Looks like I am going to have to rely on auto picks, takes away the fun of it.

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Not long now.

7:30 tonight.

Bring it on and sincere thanks for all you have done- can't please us all, all of the time..

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