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RealityCheck
06-16-2010, 04:32 PM
Just thought it'd be fun.

Da Rulz:
* 11 rounds. 1 goalie and 10 field players.
* Make it realistic, don't go drafting 7 strikers or 8 defenders.
* 10-12 posters. No time clock, unless we need to.

Posters:
RealityCheck (Brazil)
thenewfeature06 (England)
iBoldin (South Africa)
Michigan (South Korea)
MetSox17 (Mexico)
R/W/O (United States)
*** Ork Wang (Germany)
619 (Portugal)
Caddy (Australia)
Eaglez.Fan (Italy)
YAYareaRB (Ivory Coast)
tjsunstein (Argentina)

thenewfeature06
06-16-2010, 04:33 PM
I will sign up for England!

iBoldin
06-16-2010, 05:16 PM
Let's do it. I'll take South Africa.

Michigan
06-16-2010, 06:20 PM
I'll take South Korea.

Is this going to be based on the results of the World Cup?

RealityCheck
06-16-2010, 06:24 PM
No. Just the best players, like most drafts around here.

MetSox17
06-17-2010, 04:19 PM
Mexico!!!!!!!

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-17-2010, 04:39 PM
So if you are USA you can only draft people from the US?

RealityCheck
06-17-2010, 04:43 PM
So if you are USA you can only draft people from the US?
Of course not.

The point of this thing is seeing Messi get drafted by Brazil or Rooney getting drafted by France, something like that.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-17-2010, 04:44 PM
OK can I have USA plesh

Gay Ork Wang
06-17-2010, 04:52 PM
Im in for Germany

619
06-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Sign me up for Portugal.

Gay Ork Wang
06-21-2010, 05:31 AM
is this dead already?

Caddy
06-21-2010, 05:49 AM
http://www.sydney-australia.biz/western-australia/graphics/western-australia-kangaroo-beach.jpg

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2010, 07:34 AM
Italy, Ill take.

tjsunstein
06-21-2010, 08:16 AM
Brazil, please.

YAYareaRB
06-21-2010, 09:52 AM
I'll do it. Ivory Coast Les Elephants

RealityCheck
06-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Brazil is mine, tj. Pick another team and let's get it rolling.

619
06-21-2010, 02:00 PM
I'm anxious to get this started. Let's go people!

tjsunstein
06-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Argentina. Boom. Let's go.

RealityCheck
06-21-2010, 03:27 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/otelms.jpg

England and TNF are up. I'll make a separate thread.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-21-2010, 03:28 PM
What The ****. I Lose

Michigan
06-21-2010, 03:40 PM
is this limited to players participating in the world cup?

Michigan
06-21-2010, 03:57 PM
What The ****. I Lose

wanna trade spots? i've picked first or second in all 4 of the soccer drafts i've been in. of course, RC would have to approve.

RealityCheck
06-21-2010, 04:02 PM
Don't worry man, it's a snake order. You'll pick 2nd in half of the rounds.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Na it was done randomly I'm cool. Just won't get Messi :(

RealityCheck
06-21-2010, 04:32 PM
is this limited to players participating in the world cup?
Yeah, hence it's the World Cup Draft.

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2010, 04:40 PM
Yeah, hence it's the World Cup Draft.

And we're assuming everyone is at 100%?

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2010, 04:44 PM
Hmm.. Maicon is certainly an amazing player and the top outside back in the world but is a fullback worthy of a top 5 pick?

Gay Ork Wang
06-21-2010, 05:00 PM
there is way more talent at offense than at defense imo

tjsunstein
06-21-2010, 05:11 PM
Are we assuming everyone is healthy?

RealityCheck
06-21-2010, 05:20 PM
Are we assuming everyone is healthy?
Yes, and you're up with the hermanos.

Michigan
06-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Excellent pick in taking Xavi. I strongly considered him over Ronaldo.

YAYareaRB
06-22-2010, 08:35 AM
FW - Robinho
FW -
FW -
RM -
RCM -
LCM -
LM -
RB -
CB -
LB -
GK -

tjsunstein
06-22-2010, 08:37 AM
I'll make a roster thread.

tjsunstein
06-23-2010, 07:20 AM
Pm me when Im OTC. Mexico picks then I'm up.

Gay Ork Wang
06-23-2010, 08:07 AM
Essien shouldnt count, he isnt at the world cup.

Caddy
06-23-2010, 08:11 AM
I agree with Renji. Essien should be replaced. He was not a part of Ghana's World Cup Team.

tjsunstein
06-23-2010, 08:18 AM
But then again, we were assuming everyone was healthy. If he was healthy, he would have been there.

Michigan
06-23-2010, 08:23 AM
But then again, we were assuming everyone was healthy. If he was healthy, he would have been there.

But then there are a lot of other players you'd have to include as well. If we allow Essien, we should allow any player from any nation at this world cup. Dunno which way I stand on this.

Caddy
06-23-2010, 08:24 AM
I think that was moreso talking about players like Buffon and Drogba who are playing injured or were injured at the world cup.

Michigan
06-23-2010, 08:25 AM
Also, I don't think Essien would've fallen to pick 16 if everyone knew he was available.

619
06-23-2010, 08:32 AM
Also, I don't think Essien would've fallen to pick 16 if everyone knew he was available.

He would have been one of the top 5-7 players on my board. If the guy wasn't in his team's final 23, then he simply shouldn't be up for selection. Guys like Drogba, Torres and Buffon are different scenarios.

tjsunstein
06-23-2010, 08:32 AM
Doesn't matter to me. I interpreted as it allowed the obvious injured players who would make their national teams were eligible to be picked. Essien, Ballack, etc.

Michigan
06-23-2010, 08:34 AM
He would have been one of the top 5-7 players on my board. If the guy wasn't in his team's final 23, then he simply shouldn't be up for selection. Guys like Drogba, Torres and Buffon are different scenarios.

Same. Essien's a top 8 player in the world IMO.

Caddy
06-23-2010, 08:57 AM
If you weren't part of a final 23 man squad, you shouldn't be allowed in the draft.

tjsunstein
06-23-2010, 11:18 AM
What are we doing here?

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-23-2010, 11:21 AM
We need a ruling.

re-pick say **** out of here

keep the pick say w/e

Gay Ork Wang
06-23-2010, 11:57 AM
Yeah, hence it's the World Cup Draft.
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2205968&#post2205968

there u go

Caddy
06-23-2010, 11:59 AM
iBoldin is on the clock.

tjsunstein
06-23-2010, 02:17 PM
We're never making it through this.

Eaglez.Fan
06-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Yeah, if Essien isn't on the final roster he shouldn't be eligible.

RealityCheck
06-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Sorry guys. Didn't even notice Essien was out of the World Cup. Please re-make the pick.

Addict
06-23-2010, 05:17 PM
So it's just general talent or how they've played? Because that does kinda matter for guys like Buffon or David Silva.

YAYareaRB
06-23-2010, 05:33 PM
So it's just general talent or how they've played? Because that does kinda matter for guys like Buffon or David Silva.

I've been taking both into account but i dunno

Addict
06-23-2010, 05:35 PM
I've been taking both into account but i dunno

I think it should be how they've played for their country, otherwise what's the point? That would just make it a normal soccer draft with a restriction.

Michigan
06-23-2010, 05:40 PM
I think it should be how they've played for their country, otherwise what's the point? That would just make it a normal soccer draft with a restriction.

Both should be taken into account, with more emphasis on overall ability. Since each player we draft will have a completely new set of teammates, we can't perfectly project a player's national team form onto how they'll do with their drafted club.

YAYareaRB
06-23-2010, 05:48 PM
Ive definitely judged heavily on the world cup performance and overall standing in the world (if their known or popular)

tjsunstein
06-24-2010, 07:30 AM
I haven't been taking world cup performance into account but instead trying to form the best squad based on individual ability.

Eaglez.Fan
06-24-2010, 08:52 AM
I haven't been taking world cup performance into account but instead trying to form the best squad based on individual ability.

Same. I assumed we were assembling a team that would play together as a team and win. Players that are playing well in the world cup just means that they are in form, and since this draft/tournament takes place now its a plus to take players who are in form but not a must.

tjsunstein
06-24-2010, 11:03 AM
We should have a clock.

Caddy
06-25-2010, 02:53 AM
Bahahahah Landon Donovan this early.

Gay Ork Wang
06-25-2010, 04:53 AM
Klose and Donovan? Seriously? Klose isnt even the best striker on his team

Caddy
06-25-2010, 06:12 AM
Klose and Donovan? Seriously? Klose isnt even the best striker on his team

So true. Klose has been in sketchy form for the last few years.

Michigan
06-25-2010, 07:37 AM
I think this is the first time I've seen an American player drafted at all.

tjsunstein
06-25-2010, 07:42 AM
I probably should have picked up Eto'o when I had the chance.

wicket
06-25-2010, 08:54 AM
well there are definately some teams i like more than others, Ill ref if you need someone for that

tjsunstein
06-25-2010, 08:59 AM
well there are definately some teams i like more than others, Ill ref if you need someone for that
We could use one with extended knowledge.

Michigan
06-25-2010, 09:08 AM
yeah i'll vouch for wicket as a judge

Eaglez.Fan
06-25-2010, 09:17 AM
Bahahahah Landon Donovan this early.

An MLS star/Everton reserve or a star player on the best team in England.... Both playing the same position.

Gay Ork Wang
06-25-2010, 10:07 AM
dude, landon scored versus Algeria man

YAYareaRB
06-25-2010, 03:45 PM
if we're lucky this will finish in time for preseason american football.

and stop hating on Landon.

Eaglez.Fan
06-25-2010, 04:29 PM
We need a clock. 2 hours sounds good to everyone?

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
06-25-2010, 04:45 PM
Well I'm not going to be around tonight so start tomorrow

MetSox17
06-25-2010, 04:50 PM
Yeah, sorry, just skip me when i'm not here to post.

Eaglez.Fan
06-25-2010, 04:54 PM
Well I'm not going to be around tonight so start tomorrow

Maybe send a list?

YAYareaRB
06-25-2010, 06:59 PM
start monday. starting a clock for the weekend would be kinda ********

619
06-26-2010, 10:13 PM
I've been out all day and I come back and I'm still not on the clock lol. Damn man, I just wanna pick already.

Caddy
06-27-2010, 05:28 AM
I might try and run another soccer draft in a month or so. But I'm feeling a twist, like U-23's only or something.

Michigan
06-27-2010, 08:21 AM
unless we implement a strict clock, this draft won't finish till well after the tourney is over. :\

MetSox17
06-27-2010, 11:00 AM
Yeah, this is BS. Slowest draft ever. First mistake was that 12 people was way too much.

Todd Bertuzzi
06-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Anyone want to start a new draft with less people?

YAYareaRB
06-27-2010, 11:05 AM
i wanna be included. ive been pretty good at keeping the clock and i was getting excited (arrrrrrrright) about my team.

thenewfeature06
06-27-2010, 11:23 AM
Mine as well keep going 3rd round is bout to be done, who is R/W/O??

US is OTC....

tjsunstein
06-27-2010, 07:21 PM
Ive been checking in a lot. This is very slow to say the least.