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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2016, 07:13:14 PM »
Two players isn't needed i don't think. It's only gonna be a small draft. I'd be surprised if we get more than 10 people in it. It should move fairly quickly if we start jan 1st/2nd. Suppose we can buy the picks as soon as the pick is made to ensure teams are covered well in advance of the 8th. It's 11 days away. No draft has ever taken that long!

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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2016, 07:15:13 PM »
Thanks. Really looking forward to this now, will go and work out how best to spend 300m!

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2016, 07:21:31 PM »
Ive applied for Sainte Etienne.
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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2016, 07:22:06 PM »
Ive applied for Sainte Etienne.
Don't sign any players!!!

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2016, 07:23:17 PM »
If its draft Iam off.

A bientot .
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« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2016, 07:25:39 PM »
If its draft Iam off.

A bientot .

Only for the first eleven players in your squad.

If you're going to have issues getting online you could always just do a big list of your preferred players before the draft starts, and we could go off that.

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« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2016, 07:26:53 PM »
Ive applied for Sainte Etienne.

Accepted.

No going back now!  ;D

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2016, 07:30:29 PM »
Non.

J'ai nas pas le drafte :-)  j' nais comprende ...

Cant be arsed to be honest with learning something new that wont really benefit me in the long term.



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« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2016, 07:32:34 PM »
Non.

J'ai nas pas le drafte :-)  j' nais comprende ...

Cant be arsed to be honest with learning something new that wont really benefit me in the long term.

2 mins 9 secs, the shortest managerial reign ever.


Fair do's. You're welcome to join in whenever. :)

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2016, 07:44:51 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2016, 07:52:12 PM »
;D
World won't be the same without you numbnuts. I'd pick your team for you if you want? you just sign them then. I know your poison.....washed up, injury prone, the old and befuddled. Should be pretty easy. You'd actually save a mint with their transfer fees

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2016, 07:59:05 PM »
applied for rangers, the rules are already giving me a headache

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« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2016, 08:04:23 PM »
applied for rangers, the rules are already giving me a headache

Welcome! Once the draft is over it's business as usual really.

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« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2016, 08:19:32 PM »
Welcome! Once the draft is over it's business as usual really.

How many players do we get through the draft?

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« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2016, 08:46:46 PM »
How many players do we get through the draft?

11.

After which, you're then free to bid on whoever to fill up your squad as much as you like.

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2016, 12:03:03 AM »
Cant get me head around this draft stuff.

Ok.

Baby steps . 

Just tell us when to buy someone.
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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2016, 12:04:07 AM »
World won't be the same without you numbnuts. I'd pick your team for you if you want? you just sign them then. I know your poison.....washed up, injury prone, the old and befuddled. Should be pretty easy. You'd actually save a mint with their transfer fees


 ;D
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« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2016, 07:49:40 AM »
Cant get me head around this draft stuff.

Ok.

Baby steps . 

Just tell us when to buy someone.

You get to pick which players you're going to buy  ;D The rules can seem a bit daunting at first but it's very simple really. We just take it in turns to pick players until we've built our team.

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« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2016, 10:05:12 AM »
You get to pick which players you're going to buy  ;D The rules can seem a bit daunting at first but it's very simple really. We just take it in turns to pick players until we've built our team.

Ok.

When is my turn ?

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« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2016, 10:39:11 AM »
Ok.

When is my turn ?

 ;D

Once we're good to go someone will post the selection order in here. Then we'll start picking players, and it'll be your turn once the person before you in the order has picked. Any other questions, feel free to ask. It's good fun once you've got the hang of it.

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« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2016, 10:44:39 AM »
To the rest - how many managers are we looking for? I'd post in Draft Towers asking if any of that lot are interested but I'm mentally scarred from last time ;D I could probably get the Napoli guy on board if we're looking for more managers, although I'd have to make his picks for him as he's not on RAWK.

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« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2016, 11:34:48 AM »
Once we're good to go someone will post the selection order in here. Then we'll start picking players, and it'll be your turn once the person before you in the order has picked. Any other questions, feel free to ask. It's good fun once you've got the hang of it.

So we just take it on turns to buy someone ?

Woo .. check me !
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« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2016, 11:40:32 AM »
I could probably get the Napoli guy on board if we're looking for more managers, although I'd have to make his picks for him as he's not on RAWK.



 ;D ;)

Could get a bit messy though. Cant see many non sm playing rawkites playing. I mean jaysus, trying to explain things to Kesey will be hard enough, imagine spelling this out for Samie??!

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« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2016, 11:47:00 AM »

Twat  ;D

Yeah I imagine the non SM players might find the whole thing a bit daunting. What about the guys who are in Liam's league but not your one? I don't mind going with less managers anyway, means we'll have more leeway in terms of time, and more good players for each of us :D

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« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2016, 11:52:03 AM »
Managers can always come on board when the season has begun, after the draft. Business as usual from that point on just with slightly more frenetic seasons!

How do we feel about starting the draft tomorrow?

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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:38 AM »
Twat  ;D

Yeah I imagine the non SM players might find the whole thing a bit daunting. What about the guys who are in Liam's league but not your one? I don't mind going with less managers anyway, means we'll have more leeway in terms of time, and more good players for each of us :D
I'd imagine they can see the thread. Probably not into it. Should wait a couple days anyway to see if theydo see it.
 We could open the world to the other players like the napoli manager after the draft. It's not like they're gonna lose out on good players because we only have 300 to spend and that will not last long. Anyone joining after the draft would have a wealth of talent at their disposal

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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2016, 12:51:00 PM »
I'd imagine they can see the thread. Probably not into it. Should wait a couple days anyway to see if theydo see it.
 We could open the world to the other players like the napoli manager after the draft. It's not like they're gonna lose out on good players because we only have 300 to spend and that will not last long. Anyone joining after the draft would have a wealth of talent at their disposal

Not to complicate things even more lads, so sorry in advance, but would in not be better to all start in the dame division initially? Rather than scattering human players at least have us collectively in one league? Say the bottom one. Then any later players joining at least have the caveat of filling the remaining spaces first, then the higher leagues.

Think it might die a death if theres only two human players in each league etc.

What do you reckon?
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Re: Soccer Manager: The Sleeping Giants ***MANAGERS WANTED!***
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2016, 12:59:41 PM »
Not to complicate things even more lads, so sorry in advance, but would in not be better to all start in the dame division initially? Rather than scattering human players at least have us collectively in one league? Say the bottom one. Then any later players joining at least have the caveat of filling the remaining spaces first, then the higher leagues.

Think it might die a death if theres only two human players in each league etc.

What do you reckon?

I was going to comment on this myself. I totally agree. I thought that was the plan initially rather than the free for all picking of club sides. From experience in the 2nd division it gets incredibly dull being in a division with few managed teams. I'm totally fine sacrificing Dep and moving into division 3 if that helps the game world.
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« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2016, 01:13:08 PM »
Dibs on Dresden if I have to take a Division 3 team  ;D

Although I don't think it's too bad at the moment...we've got 4 managers in Division 1 and 3 in each of Division 2 and 3. And if we all start off in Division 3, we'd end up with the same problem a season later as 4 teams would get promoted and the other 4 would stay in Div. 3. The seasons are quite short in any case, so I don't think it'll be a big issue either way.

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« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2016, 01:18:15 PM »
I think the more people starting in Div 3 the better, though if people want to start higher up it shouldn't be a problem overall.

Managers per division so far:
Div 1: 4
Div 2: 3
Div 3: 3

The seasons are only 7 weeks long, and it's 4 up/4 down, so it's likely we'll find ourselves scattered across the divisions season on season, and with less teams we'll be playing human opponents at least every ten days or so.


Edit: Aye, what he said^^^  ;D

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« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2016, 01:19:00 PM »
The other thing we have to be wary of is the limit of 3 transfers between the same two clubs each season. So if, say, you drafted Messi, Suarez, Neymar and Busquets, you wouldn't be able to sign all 4 of them at once since they're all at Barca at the moment.

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« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2016, 01:27:15 PM »
There are a couple of reliable managers I'm in another gameworld with who would make good additions. Any objections to inviting them to join in once the draft stage is complete?

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« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2016, 01:35:25 PM »
There are a couple of reliable managers I'm in another gameworld with who would make good additions. Any objections to inviting them to join in once the draft stage is complete?

Not at all, the more the merrier. Just be prepared to be accused of having alter egos  ;D Can't wait to get this bad boy started.

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« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2016, 01:35:48 PM »
Right .

Just keep it simple.

When its my turn just tell me what to do.

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« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2016, 03:52:18 PM »
So the draft starts tomorrow? Any idea on when?

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« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2016, 05:45:36 PM »
So the draft starts tomorrow? Any idea on when?

I'm happy to start tomorrow, and get a decent portion done before New Year.

Wait to see what Lawnmo says though as he'll be running it.

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« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2016, 09:59:54 PM »
Tomorrow. High Noon. It begins. I'll start the selection process and thread. Internet is killing me at mo so hopefully i don't have trouble keeping picks list updated. 1st round i suppose we should wait till everyone has there first pick out the way before we skip them? After that it's 1 hour between picks

Are we doing it so once you pick a player, you can then bid there and then. Might be handy for knowing who's been picked aswell. If you want a player, click on him, if there's a bid in, he's already been picked?

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« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2016, 10:39:56 PM »
Tomorrow. High Noon. It begins. I'll start the selection process and thread. Internet is killing me at mo so hopefully i don't have trouble keeping picks list updated. 1st round i suppose we should wait till everyone has there first pick out the way before we skip them? After that it's 1 hour between picks

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Are we doing it so once you pick a player, you can then bid there and then. Might be handy for knowing who's been picked aswell. If you want a player, click on him, if there's a bid in, he's already been picked?

Could do. Would be tidier that way. But if switching between sites is a ball ache for some then reserving the player in the draft thread is fine.

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« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2016, 10:42:03 PM »
1st round i suppose we should wait till everyone has there first pick out the way before we skip them?

I'd say the first two or three rounds, just so everyone's up to speed.

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« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2016, 06:02:38 AM »
Tomorrow. High Noon. It begins.



Yeah, makes sense to bid on the players once we've picked them. Let's have that selection order  :D

I'd say the first two or three rounds, just so everyone's up to speed.

Yeah give everyone a chance to figure out how a draft works!