The 2017 RealGM Soccer Board Draft - Discussion Thread

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The 2017 RealGM Soccer Board Draft - Discussion Thread 

Post#1 » by kdawg32086 » Sun Jun 4, 2017 1:29 pm

With yesterday’s Real Madrid victory over Juventus in the Champions League final, the 2016-17 European club season is now complete. In going with tradition, to keep the board active during the summer as we have done in past years, we are bringing back the RealGM Soccer Board Draft for 2017.

What will we do?
A snake style draft of soccer players with ideally at least 16 participants. Whoever picked first in round 1, will pick last in round two and first again in round 3. Round 1 will be determined by a randomized lottery. The draft will feature 13 rounds, 1 player in each of the first 11 rounds and 2 players in the 12th and 13th. Draft wisely because no trades are allowed and each person will be allotted a maximum of 12 hours to make a pick (given time differences as many of our board members live all across the world, this should be enough time to compensate for someone going on the clock right after they have gone to bed).

What happens when the draft is done?
We'll draw random groups and have judges vote which teams would probably advance. After the group stages are done, the winners will go into the knockout stage, again CL style.

Who is available to pick?
Every player around the world. Keep in mind that since winners will be determined by a majority judge vote, it might be helpful to select players who a majority of people are familiar with.

When will we start?
Once we have enough participants. I would encourage everyone to set up notifications in this thread (and in the pick thread when it is available) to make sure you don't miss the start of the draft or one of your picks.

In case there are any more questions, just ask. If you want to participate, a short post here with: "I'm in." will do it.

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1) kdawg32086
2) Foye
3) Fury
4) MaliBrah
5) DK-All Day
6) Ted Lasso
7) Matty
8) J-Mezzy
9) sleepyvato
10) CalamityX12
11) Baphomet
12) BUCKnation
13) Spens1
14) mercgold3
15) Man of Steel
16) Little Nathan
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Re: The 2017 RealGM Soccer Board Draft 

Post#2 » by Foye » Sun Jun 4, 2017 9:24 pm

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Post#3 » by Fury » Sun Jun 4, 2017 9:31 pm

Sure, I guess
Futbol Draft:
Alexis, Belotti, Firmino
Tolisso, Wanyama, Verratti
Van Dijk, Alderweireld
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Post#4 » by MaliBrah » Sun Jun 4, 2017 9:43 pm

I want in!
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Post#5 » by DK-All Day » Sun Jun 4, 2017 9:48 pm

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Post#6 » by Ted Lasso » Sun Jun 4, 2017 9:55 pm

I'm in.
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Post#8 » by J-Mezzy » Sun Jun 4, 2017 10:34 pm

I'm in


Sleepyvato from last year is in too
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Post#9 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Jun 4, 2017 10:45 pm

Sign me up!
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Post#10 » by Baphomet » Sun Jun 4, 2017 10:51 pm

Gotta defend my title
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Post#11 » by sleepyvato » Mon Jun 5, 2017 12:18 am

Hey guys, I wouldn't miss this if I could. lol

Let's get it!
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Post#12 » by kdawg32086 » Mon Jun 5, 2017 1:52 am

BUCKnation sent me a PM confirming he's in.
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Post#13 » by Spens1 » Mon Jun 5, 2017 3:08 am

i'm in.
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Post#14 » by mercgold3 » Mon Jun 5, 2017 5:38 pm

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Post#15 » by Man of Steel » Wed Jun 7, 2017 6:17 pm

In!
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Post#16 » by Little Nathan » Wed Jun 7, 2017 6:54 pm

I guess I'd be terrible since I don't really follow the big leagues aside from the Bundesliga these days, but I'll play if you still need a player.

Edit: ...and if you don't, I'll support the players whenever I can!
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Post#17 » by Baphomet » Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:51 pm

Looks like we have a full roster. I'll leave it for a few hours in case someone else wants in and wants to team up. After that, we'll put the names in a randomiser and establish the draft order, then post the thread.
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Post#18 » by Baphomet » Thu Jun 8, 2017 10:22 pm

Here's what I got first click on random.org. Draft order:

1) mercgold3
2) BUCKnation
3) Man of Steel
4) kdawg32086
5) MaliBrah
6) sleepyvato
7) Ted Lasso
8) DK-All Day
9) Baphomet
10) Foye
11) Spens1
12) Fury
13) Matty
14) CalamityX12
15) J-Mezzy
16) Little Nathan

Thread will be up shortly!

We can use this as a discussion thread now. Note to kdawg: I changed this thread from an announcement to a sticky.
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Post#19 » by Man of Steel » Thu Jun 8, 2017 10:32 pm

hahaaaaaa ****
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Post#20 » by Baphomet » Thu Jun 8, 2017 10:34 pm

Thread's up! Sending a PM to mercgold to inform him he's first. Pick limit is 24 hours for mercgold since he's first and I've posted the thread kinda late.

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