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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4400 on: November 24, 2020, 12:11:06 AM »
A small movie idea: make a group of criminals to perform a heist. They don't have to be criminals but they do have to roughly fit the template (eg brains/getaway driver/explosives/whatever Bernie Mac's role was).

So you could have Professor X as the brains, Dom Toretto as the driver etc etc

Great idea - I'm in on that too
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4401 on: November 25, 2020, 09:41:49 PM »
Once you've done the 70s draft. Anyone fancy a Maradona draft?

1 player who played for Argentina at any point.
1 player capped for Argentina under him
1 Napoli player from any era
1 Barca player from any era
1 Sevilla player from any era
1 from with Boca Juniors or Newells Old Boys
1 player who played one game at the 1986 world cup
1 balon dor / world player of the year winner
1 world cup top scorer OR player of the tournament
1 "recognised" wearer of a number 10 shirt
1 maverick player, maybe not the best but played with the same free spirit

Maradona and Messi cannot be picked.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4402 on: November 26, 2020, 09:11:35 PM »
This is Betty's idea for the Maradona draft.

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A letters draft. Spelling out D-I-E-G-O M-A-R-A-D-O-N-A with a 13 pick draft squad of players matching each letter with their surnames. The letters M-A-R-A-D-O-N-A must always be in the starting line up though. Carlos Alberto with a C or an A?

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« Reply #4403 on: November 26, 2020, 09:21:28 PM »
I like Xabi idea better to be honest, although the last criteria would be a tad problematic.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4404 on: November 26, 2020, 09:49:25 PM »
I like Xabi idea better to be honest, although the last criteria would be a tad problematic.

Yeah, Xabi's idea definitely has more finesse. I since realised I can't think of any decent players beginning with A besides Ayala and Alonso.
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4405 on: November 26, 2020, 09:54:44 PM »
Yeah, Xabi's idea definitely has more finesse. I since realised I can't think of any decent players beginning with A besides Ayala and Alonso.

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« Reply #4406 on: November 26, 2020, 10:29:25 PM »
Shall we do the Maradona one first then?
Maybe the group, led by your leadership, will see these drafts as PR functions and brilliant use of humor

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4407 on: November 27, 2020, 07:09:16 AM »

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4408 on: November 27, 2020, 07:09:57 AM »
I’m happy for the criteria to be changed. I was making it up as I go along. The last category needs to be a goalkeeper really.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4409 on: November 27, 2020, 07:19:48 AM »
Trent is pretty poor at free kicks. Said it for a long time. One decent free kick a few years ago and the commentators think he's Beckham

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4410 on: November 27, 2020, 12:06:39 PM »
I’m happy for the criteria to be changed. I was making it up as I go along. The last category needs to be a goalkeeper really.

Goalkeeper that played against Peter Shilton
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4411 on: November 27, 2020, 12:55:05 PM »
Haven't been paying attention, are we doing a different draft to the 70s one now?
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« Reply #4412 on: November 27, 2020, 01:04:55 PM »
Haven't been paying attention, are we doing a different draft to the 70s one now?
70s one needs someone to run it. Just plans for a Maradona draft in here
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4413 on: November 27, 2020, 04:37:03 PM »
Fancy Xabi's Maradona draft after the 70s one.

Also happy to do a all inclusive pre 1970s draft if we can actually get enough players.
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4414 on: December 3, 2020, 04:25:01 PM »
Voting underway in the 70s draft.

Get thinking on the Maradona draft!
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« Reply #4415 on: Yesterday at 01:17:09 AM »
Once you've done the 70s draft. Anyone fancy a Maradona draft?

1 player who played for Argentina at any point.
1 player capped for Argentina under him
1 Napoli player from any era
1 Barca player from any era
1 Sevilla player from any era
1 from with Boca Juniors or Newells Old Boys
1 player who played one game at the 1986 world cup
1 balon dor / world player of the year winner
1 world cup top scorer OR player of the tournament
1 "recognised" wearer of a number 10 shirt
1 maverick player, maybe not the best but played with the same free spirit

Maradona and Messi cannot be picked.

Is this good to go then? Any suggestions/changes?

Would it be "pick whoever you want" but in a normal draft order?
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4416 on: Yesterday at 02:16:04 AM »
An idea for after the Maradona Draft -----   

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16 Managers are randomly assigned 2 Countries from which to build their starting XI and choose their players (i.e. Brazil and Croatia or Italy and Nigeria)
16 Managers build each team assigned from players comprised from the following decades (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, to 2020) - 20 cap minimum
No team can have more than 3 players from one decade
Each decade must be represented

1 Wildcard Club player is allowed --- of the two countries you are given, you may choose 1 player from a club who resides in that country. 
       * in other words, if I was assigned France and Romania (I could choose one player off a team in either country such as Steau Bucharesti or PSG/Lyon/Marseille etc...
       * however, this player may not be allowed if he already resides in another players' starting XI in the World Cup (so if Veratti is selected for Italy while playing for PSG --- then no go.   

Team assignments will be random, but also staggered so as not to allow for Germany & Brazil to be captured by one manager randomly.    So Rankings will apply to even out the disparity and depth of teams.
However, you really don't know how many teams of quality or less than quality are in the tournament until after you submit your lineups to the Commissioner. 

Another way to think about this is that getting Brazil, Germany or Argentina does not mean you win the whole thing as you need two teams doing well to win this contest. 
Brazil might be paired with Tunisia or Germany might get paired with Canada etc..  So, the luck of the draw is only half of it, it is also what you make of it.

Once the commissioner has received all 32 lineups, they will be formatted uniformly in buildlineup.com to prevent people knowing who has what team and then we will have a draw. 

Group A  all the way to Group H (no manager will have both his teams in the same group).

No one knows who has been assigned which team until the end, which will make voting much more interesting.

We will go straight to Matchday 1 and finish group play.   

We'll do another draw in quarterfinal knockouts after tabulating points from group play.   Whomever gets the most votes through group play will get the #1 seeding and so on down the line (#1 plays #16 etc.)

Each day we'll do two games until we get to the semis and finals.

Big Reveal: only at the end, will it be uncovered who won the World Cup and the overall points total for both teams!

I'll run this if people are interested --- as I would want this to be a really fun experience for everyone.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4417 on: Yesterday at 02:18:58 AM »
I'm in for whatever if it's footy-related.  The more wacky, the better.
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« Reply #4418 on: Yesterday at 02:36:01 AM »
Hahaha Trend that's great, I'm (already) in
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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4419 on: Yesterday at 02:43:08 AM »
Hahaha Trend that's great, I'm (already) in

Just need 4 more...  I'll step in and take two scrub teams at the end if need be :)

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4420 on: Yesterday at 10:17:54 AM »
Yeah okay.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4421 on: Yesterday at 10:27:25 AM »
Yesh

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« Reply #4422 on: Yesterday at 10:30:55 AM »
Trend if you can make it out that I get Brazil and one of Argentina/Italy/Spain/France/ Germany, I'll love you long time.

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Re: Draft Towers
« Reply #4423 on: Yesterday at 10:43:17 AM »
Count me in please Trend. I think I understood you!

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« Reply #4424 on: Yesterday at 10:44:47 AM »
Not even his missus understands him so fair do's.

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« Reply #4425 on: Yesterday at 12:59:29 PM »
Seeing as I suggested it, I'd better participate. ;D

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« Reply #4426 on: Yesterday at 01:01:09 PM »
Seeing as I suggested it, I'd better participate. ;D

Think this is Trends draft now, not the Maradona one yet
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« Reply #4427 on: Yesterday at 01:59:35 PM »
Think this is Trends draft now, not the Maradona one yet

Perfectly happy to wait until after the Maradona draft ----  wanted to be in that one :)

Elzar, do you want in the World Cup Draft -
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« Reply #4428 on: Yesterday at 02:01:08 PM »
Trend if you can make it out that I get Brazil and one of Argentina/Italy/Spain/France/ Germany, I'll love you long time.

Haha... this is the kind of draft you have been waiting for my friend (draft order is not relevant, and no one will know who is who, cheeky wildcard pick --- you just might get your next championship)!!!!
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« Reply #4429 on: Yesterday at 02:07:14 PM »
Anonymous is pretty cool! No voting for it against the name (not sure how often that actually happens!), just the team itself.

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« Reply #4430 on: Yesterday at 02:27:19 PM »
Anonymous is pretty cool! No voting for it against the name (not sure how often that actually happens!), just the team itself.

Yes.  Just the team itself.   

I am sure there will be arguments for why some team should have won and upsets too - which will make for a rich tapestry of shit talk and strategy of not outing which team you have --- :)

The Process will go something like this:

1. Once you have been assigned two teams -- you will then construct each from the criteria and submit it to me with any wildcard players (club players who played in one of the countries you been assigned) not selected elsewhere. 
2. Once approved via DM, then I'll go in and copy them into a universal format using the same un-discernible style.
3. Once everyone's teams are in ---- then there is the world cup draw. 
         - No one knows who has the other teams, except you know your own groupings --- and then the posting can begin as games unfolds ----  points are accumulated from both teams
         - No one knows who is winning either -- which is key and will pique interest for a longer time -- many will perceive they still have a chance and maybe they will :)
         - The only things people do know is that one manager's two teams cannot be drawn together in group play and will likely not be drawn together in the first round of knockout play.

4.  Games begin - votes are tallied and 3 points victory and 1 for a tie. 
5.  The team with the most points wins for both - this means winning the World Cup Final does not mean you've won the whole enchilada (total points for two teams - taking away the advantage of owning Brazil or Germany etc.) 
         - but in the end winning this will depend upon the teams built, the matchups in the draw, and anonymous voting for the most part.

The selection thread will be replaced with the voting thread -- so everything will be contained within one area.  Each day there will two games, and it will be interesting to see if people can guess who has who :)     
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« Reply #4431 on: Yesterday at 02:33:02 PM »
Fk it, I'm in.

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« Reply #4432 on: Yesterday at 02:42:40 PM »
Perfectly happy to wait until after the Maradona draft ----  wanted to be in that one :)

Elzar, do you want in the World Cup Draft -

Not sure I do sorry, works been busy this week! Will watch from the sidelines and help set up the teams in formation if you want though
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« Reply #4433 on: Yesterday at 02:46:12 PM »
Not sure I do sorry, works been busy this week! Will watch from the sidelines and help set up the teams in formation if you want though

I am still thinking that the Maradona one will go first -- so you may have some time as the holidays approach.

Anyhow, thank you for the offer of help.  Cheers.
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« Reply #4434 on: Yesterday at 03:35:47 PM »
Maradona first sounds easier to do

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« Reply #4436 on: Yesterday at 07:24:57 PM »
Samie, see if you can get 4 more? 

I'll work on a few mates but see if you can get Betty, Lobo, KL, and Lastrador (there will no bias -- and no one will know whose team is who's until the reveal...

And if you want I can run the Maradona one too if Xabi does not want to organize it (before we do the World Cup over the holiday time).....

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« Reply #4437 on: Yesterday at 07:56:05 PM »
Awesome stuff Trend, definitely up for this.
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