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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by quicksand on Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:04 pm

    not even one fucking vote !! Finger



    congrats to Random Trophy

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Welshy on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:18 pm

    These were my rankings with reasonings...

    Team Beast
    Best front row in the game, 2 top 3 props I think this is an easy statement to make! Sandwiched between them Luke, his star might not be shining so bright as in years past but he is a quality rake who lb for lb might be the strongest guy in the NRL, you played the waiting game well landed with a great hooker in Luke
    Good edge forwards in Harris and Wade G. …Harris works his socks off and Wade has a great running game. LOLO we all know is a beast and ties the 2 second rowers in well, a great combo
    Cracking half pairing, I thought Cronk was on the outer of his career until origin 3 where he showed how much he was missed. Great player, Hunt a great pairing and key reason for the broncos great season, watch he doesn’t drop his lollies again though
    The backs I think have suffered a tad due to the star power in the front row and halfs, Holmes is electric and has the connection with Graham which helps, Tupou is good but nothing special and recently lost his place in origin to will hopoate…
    Lyon I think is still the premier CTR in the NRL great pick, wighton I think is a better FB than CTR but still a great young player both great defensively as well!
    BMorris is a Gun and an injury affected stint in his first year in the FB gig went very well, when he wasn’t injured)
    Mcguire and Thaiday both stuck on the bench is a great problem to have, great picks, I can see what you are doing with Sutton and I works a good compliment to Harris and Graham, although Sutton I feel can be lazy might be better off starting him to keep him motivated
    The grub king off the bench offers plenty of versatility
    All round great team with no holes
    Ranking 1 points 6

    Team Random
    The Gun backs….
    WOWsers extra credit for grabbing James Tedesco, what that guy has done in that complete shower of shit the Tigers is remarkable, Semi train what can you say an absolute try scoring machine, whilst rona scored a hat full last year he isn’t what I would consider elite but he doesn’t need to be with semi on the other side, he just needs to fall over the line!
    Jmoz ever consistent and bulldogs reunion with Lafai who is quality
    SJ absolute class, can win games on his own, just not sure Morgan is a fantastic compliment to him as good as he is SJ has a very different game to the more structured one of JT in which Morgan excels in
    Love Fifita, Tb’s and offloads galore creating second phase ball which will suit SJ running off his shoulder, George Burgess an absolute tank
    Not a huge fan of Granville,  especially without a bench hooker dynamic hookers like him don’t last as long in the game and become less effective
    Love Scott great fit and adds an edge to your back row, ET will tackle all day and is an underrated ball player, love de belin, big motor, carries hard and tackles all day, just think think you are missing a big name player here
    Good bench, love Vaughan hugely under rated big props here excuse the pun, glenn a classy back rower who doesn’t decrease your sides quality coming on, Think you needed more of an impact prop coming off the interchange (you already have Vaughan as your worker) and I rate Vaughan higher than Jturbo who is pretty similar IMO. Masoe can be deadly but you need to make sure you have possession when he is on because he will tire if forced to tackle all day and become less effective
    Really like the balance in this team Ted, SJ, Semi…deadly
    Ranking 2 points 5

    Team Bren
    A stud line-up let down with players not playing in natural positions, Bren has built a top quality side but I think has focused on BIG shiny names and not picking a better position player which helps overall team dynamic
    Whilst Burgess is an absolute gem his best position is not prop, great front row rotation Scott was once the best prop in the NRL but now is dropping off after a wonderful career but is still a monster, Farah I won’t go there haha but as a whole that pack is a beast, great back row
    Most important positions in the backline filled by 1 Mediocre half, and 1 good half well under the elite tier this I feel hurts the team. Moylan while ridiculously classy is not a top 5 FB…yet his versatility is a big help though! 4 CTRS in the backline again filling spots with class players in non natural positions, although any combination of those 4 guys in the CTR could give you the best CTR pairing in this comp
    Peachy off the bench is a frightening thought after that pack has done its work, great pick up, Tamou and Turgess flying in after scott  and Burgess have done their work great options but Lillyman is a wasted pick with that pack make up just being a plodder. Farah not playing 80 minutes these days no bench hooker is a problem
    All in all even with the multiple guys out of position, it still is a great side filled with stars
    Rating 3 points 4

    Team SI
    Absolute wrecking crew in the backrow, my favourite backrow in the draft and then Taupau to come on there will be some sore opposition bodies, middle of the road starting/bench prop rotation (in comparison) although Tauk and Gall can go all day, as well as cooper so does make it for it, then you have Seg running off your big guys. Nice. An impressive pack
    A Rey has the best kicking game in the competition so big props there and Austin as dangerous as anyone in the league in open play, lack of kicking game to compliment Arey hurts a tad
    RTS what do I need to say? Mansour a beast on the wing, but does he have the rugby saavy enough to be following RTS around in support, more of a do it your own tank not that, that is a bad thing!
    Munster unproven as a CTR at the NRL level but a classy player who no doubt will flourish there, which Hurrell do you get each game?
    Ranking 4 points 3


    Team Krump

    Best half pairing in this competition and much like CS9. JT rules all! We have already seen the devastating effect Morgans run game has had, well Milfs is superior so I can only imagine the carnage this pairing would cause!
    Do not like Coote on the wing, cant utilise his great kicking game and hasn’t got the power most wings possess this day and age, same with Boyd, not his best position he doesn’t have GI/Hodges inside him here this isn’t origin
    Great CTR pairing, both attacking weapons, don’t think Croker gets the love he should. Chambers is class
    As good as Klemmer is I think he is best suited to an interchange role where he is an absolute weapon! Blair whilst doing well in a great donkeys side is not a top tier prop, Ennis is Ennis, you know what you are going to get
    Love Hoffman, great player probably has the best running game of any edge forward, always picks it up at origin level as well! Cartwright gives you that ex factor, Bird like ennis you know what you are going to get and you need these players in your team!
    Love the hitman cracking young player only getting better, and hitting harder, Hannant whilst he used to be one of the top props in the game is no longer near that level,  his days of  bears just  hitting up in the middle are being  taken over by giants with nimble feets and offloading games. Lewis is still good and a great presence coming off our bench
    Ranking 5 points 2


    Team Quicksand
    Great front row Woods and Tolman can go all day, there might not be much in the way of offloads creating second phase play, but these guys are tops props who will tackle their hearts out and put their bod on the line every play!
    Don’t have Macca rated as high as some other hookers because I don’t think he offers enough, don’t get me wrong he is a great hooker and will tackle all day and won’t let you down though
    Fensom is a workhorse and tackles all day,again there is a common theme here in your pack a lot of work horses not enough x factor IMO Mannering is a great player and a pack leader, Jackson a good edition and classy edge forward
    Great half Paring, a nice mix of off the cuff brilliance and steady structured play, good kicking games my favourite part of this team
    The backs is where I think this team falls over unfortunately, Mata’utai and Trbojevic one has barely played in the first grade although has flashed some brilliance, the other seemingly stuck in a poor side where he can’t fully flourish so tough to see how good he really is
    Walker is class and a genuine game breaker, but as good as Solly was last year he just isn’t a CTR at this stage in his career
    Gordon at FB isn’t an upper tier player at FB although a very good one, with the lack of size in your wingers & FB think they would struggle bringing the ball back
    decent interchange, although slightly undersized and would struggle with only 1 prop
    Ranking 6 Points 1

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Bren on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:21 pm

    Crikey that is a bigger write up then your team summary lol!

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Welshy on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:34 pm

    @Bren wrote:Crikey that is a bigger write up then your team summary lol!

    only fair to explain my reasons behind my rankings

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Bren on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:36 pm

    @quicksand wrote:not even one fucking vote !! Finger



    congrats to Random Trophy

    I actually ranked my votes 1-6 as we originally planned so technically you did get a vote Very Happy

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Honeysett on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:49 pm

    @Bren wrote:

    I actually ranked my votes 1-6 as we originally planned so technically you did get a vote Very Happy

    Technically he didn't because you can't read clear instructions haha. Must be a Broncos thing, the grand final ball also had a "Handle with care" warning but do ya think Ben Hunt listened?

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Bren on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:52 pm

    @Honeysett wrote:

    Technically he didn't because you can't read clear instructions haha. Must be a Broncos thing, the grand final ball also had a "Handle with care" warning but do ya think Ben Hunt listened?
    Stirring the pot with your wooden spoon hey...

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:57 pm

    Will throw my reasonings in tomorrow. Hopefully others follow suit

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Honeysett on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:12 pm

    @Bren wrote:
    Stirring the pot with your wooden spoon hey...

    Golden comeback and you do have a point, just not when it mattered.

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Krump on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:15 pm

    @Beast From The Big East wrote:Will throw my reasonings in tomorrow. Hopefully others follow suit
    Happy to throw mine up in the morning.
    Congrats to Random

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by SI on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:44 am

    Yep, well done Random. Inaugural Fanatics Draft Champion!

    My votes were:

    Beast 4
    Random 3
    Welshy 2
    Bren 1

    Even if I could have voted for myself I would not have had my team above those 4.

    Quicksand, you have potentially the best actual Fantasy team there, but I think you were picking early on exactly in that fashion, instead of picking a team that would go out tomorrow and play another team NOT for Fantasy points?

    Krumpy, I honestly can't put my finger on it overall, but just wasn't feeling it. I know that's not a fair justification, but it's just what it was.


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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by quicksand on Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:24 am

    @SI wrote:Yep, well done Random.  Inaugural Fanatics Draft Champion!

    My votes were:

    Beast 4
    Random 3
    Welshy 2
    Bren 1

    Even if I could have voted for myself I would not have had my team above those 4.

    Quicksand, you have potentially the best actual Fantasy team there,
    but I think you were picking early on exactly in that fashion, instead of picking a team that would go out tomorrow and play another team NOT for Fantasy points?  

    Krumpy, I honestly can't put my finger on it overall, but just wasn't feeling it.  I know that's not a fair justification, but it's just what it was.


    I thought that was the idea, to pick a fantasy team

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Bren on Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:50 am

    Cant be bothered to do a write up on everyones team as the game is done and dusted but my top 4 were

    Random
    SI
    Beast
    Krump

    I think that was the order anyway. If anyone wants a personal evaluation of their side and why I voted that way then Ill post it up but will be busy with work etc today.

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by SI on Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:48 am

    @SI wrote:
    @quicksand wrote:
    @Bren wrote:

    QS does realize this draft isn't for NRL Fantasy. Right?

    huh.....what ? Shocked

    what is it for then ?

    It's an in house draft game, that's all it is.
    Hey quicksand.  After your first few brilliant Fantasy pick ups (Woods/Mannering etc) we were a bit concerned you thought that way, so we tried to pull you up here.  I just assumed you'd seen this.

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by quicksand on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:16 am

    @SI wrote:
    Hey quicksand.  After your first few brilliant Fantasy pick ups (Woods/Mannering etc) we were a bit concerned you thought that way, so we tried to pull you up here.  I just assumed you'd seen this.

    ah ok, my bad Crying or Very sad

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by SI on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:21 am

    @quicksand wrote:
    @SI wrote:
    Hey quicksand.  After your first few brilliant Fantasy pick ups (Woods/Mannering etc) we were a bit concerned you thought that way, so we tried to pull you up here.  I just assumed you'd seen this.

    ah ok, my bad Crying or Very sad
    As much as I tried preparing the rules by leaving it open for a week before starting the Draft, I should have given a better description of the purpose.  I think when we do the next draft, whoever runs it, we need to emphasise that it's a "collect your best team on paper to play tomorrow" type scenario.

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by SI on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:25 am

    A big thankyou to Honeysett for collating the votes and posting an early nominee for Meme of the Year.

    If you were to win said Meme of the Year, we would of course have to announce someone else as the winner first (probably Your Name) before admitting the mistake  Very Happy

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by quicksand on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:27 am

    @SI wrote:
    As much as I tried preparing the rules by leaving it open for a week before starting the Draft, I should have given a better description of the purpose.  I think when we do the next draft, whoever runs it, we need to emphasise that it's a "collect your best team on paper to play tomorrow" type scenario.

    Yes, specify REAL players not fantasy

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Welshy on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:28 am

    @quicksand wrote:

    Yes, specify REAL players not fantasy

    Fibber

    and you would of got away it as well if i hadn't spotted your one mistake....

    No one would of picked Aubbs if this was for fantasy reasons.....

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    Re: Draft Game 2016 v1

    Post by Krump on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:29 am

    Welshy87 wrote:

    Fibber

    and you would of got away it as well if i hadn't spotted your one mistake....

    No one would of picked Aubbs if this was for fantasy reasons.....
    lol!

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