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This is my 5,000th post and hopefully swansong, as I try to ween myself off my dependency on this wonderful site and all you crazy friends and strangers.

As a break-out from another thread, let's have an old-school school-yard pick-for-pick to see who can draft the best team. Change thread title as applicable. 

One of my all-time favourite posters in@picket fence is in. I propose three more challengers, and the cockier and more prominent the better. 

I think 25 picks each, including three emergencies, with one later chosen as sub in the final teams. That works out to the top 100 players in the league.

Put your hand up if you want to challenge Picket. It might need a poll of its own, or could just default to seniority based on post-count. 

The rules are as follows; draft order is determined by coin-flip. Two semis (1 v 4 and 2 v3 in order of who comes on board first), a final, and a run-off.

Each participant then gets to choose current AFL-listed players in order. Picks can be traded or swapped at any time throughout the process.

That is, before or during the selection phase. But all pick trades have to be offered publicly. Other posters can comment, and give their worldly advice. 

Then, once all the players are selected, arrange them into a team-sheet, and we can set up another poll and argue about who selected the best team

Until February. 

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4 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Yeah I'll challenge Picket.

Perfect. Lock it in. Picket vs WERRIDEE vs  . . ?  Just need two more challengers.   

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Adonski signed up! One more. 

I have the feeling that you were the one @adonski who got me geared up for Laurie last year? Someone promoted him, and then I got fixated, and was over the moon when he came to us. Still huge hopes. And now that repeats with Goater. If so, I really respect your eye for talent. 

So it's @picket fencevs @WERRIDEEvs @adonskivs one more . . .

@Whispering_Jack: the thread title referred to Picket Fence, not Kasaiah. 

Once we get another volunteer, I'll flip the coins, and then you can all pick your teams. 

 

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

What about Dazzle Davey36 or Uncle Bitter or Hemingway??

@dazzledavey36would be great. Uncle Bitter can't be trusted to take the process seriously, or around much else to be honest, but I would love to see one of our students of the game put their hand up, maybe @binman, @A F, or @Axis of Bob- just to balance out the personalities. 

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10 hours ago, Skuit said:

This is my 5,000th post and hopefully swansong, as I try to ween myself off my dependency on this wonderful site and all you crazy friends and strangers.

As a break-out from another thread, let's have an old-school school-yard pick-for-pick to see who can draft the best team. Change thread title as applicable. 

One of my all-time favourite posters in@picket fence is in. I propose three more challengers, and the cockier and more prominent the better. 

I think 25 picks each, including three emergencies, with one later chosen as sub in the final teams. That works out to the top 100 players in the league.

Put your hand up if you want to challenge Picket. It might need a poll of its own, or could just default to seniority based on post-count. 

The rules are as follows; draft order is determined by coin-flip. Two semis (1 v 4 and 2 v3 in order of who comes on board first), a final, and a run-off.

Each participant then gets to choose current AFL-listed players in order. Picks can be traded or swapped at any time throughout the process.

That is, before or during the selection phase. But all pick trades have to be offered publicly. Other posters can comment, and give their worldly advice. 

Then, once all the players are selected, arrange them into a team-sheet, and we can set up another poll and argue about who selected the best team

Until February. 

A fairer way to do the draft is 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 etc

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11 minutes ago, old55 said:

A fairer way to do the draft is 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 etc

I'll take it on recommendation. 

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I got impatient and flipped the coins.

WERRIDEE has the number one selection, followed by Picket, someone else, and adonski. I will adopt Old55’s suggestion for a more equitable draft system.

WERRIDEE 1, 8, 9, 16, 17, 24, 25, 32, 33, 40, 41, 48, 49,

Pickett 2, 7, 10, 15, 18, 23, 26, 31, 34, 39, 42, 47, 50

? 3, 6, 11, 14, 19, 22, 27, 30, 35, 38, 43, 46, 51,

adonski 4, 5, 12, 13, 20, 21, 28, 29, 36, 37, 44, 45, 52,

I won’t write out all the picks, but follow that system. Trading of picks as to drafting strategy is highly encouraged, but it has to be in the public forum. You can come up with your own team names if you want. One more recruit and we’re underway. Remember, team balance is important. We'll vote on the end results.  

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I don't watch enough football nowadays to compete, but I'll step in for now (as ?) until someone wants to take over my hand. First gambit: @picket fence, would you take 6 and 11 for pick 2? 

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Just now, Skuit said:

@WERRIDEE: you're ready to select your number one draft pick, if you want. 

Yeah Max Gawn is my no 1.

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Sweet. We'll probably have to keep track of these trades ourselves rather than update the list every time. But for now, 

WERRIDEE 1, 8, 9, 16, 17, 24, 25, 32, 33, 40, 41, 48, 49,

Pickett 2, 7, 10, 15, 18, 23, 26, 31, 34, 39, 42, 47, 50

Skuit 3, 5, 6, 19, 22, 27, 30, 35, 38, 43, 46, 51,

adonski 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 28, 29, 36, 37, 44, 45, 52,

 

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34 minutes ago, adonski said:

Done 

According to the draft pick calculator,  adonski picked up the equivalent of pick 31 in this deal, or the likes of Bayley Fritsch. Who won? Who knows. Probably impossible to tell until all the hands play out.  

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