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BLM’S PREM DRAFT LEAGUE (FPL) 2021/22 - Money League (£25 @ Team)

Do you follow the Premier League?

Do you like fantasy football?

Would you like to get involved in a draft type fantasy football money league (where no one can have the same players)?

If the answer is yes, then read on my friend as I have just such a league drafting on the eve of the new Premier League season - that being Thursday 12th August 2021 at 8pm (UK time). I have picked a live draft date and time for this league to give people some clarity as to when it will take place so they can know if they are able to commit to it or not and or make arrangements for it.

Each entrant that signs up can vote for the scoring settings we will use - either Classic or Head to Head (as we had in this league last year). One team one vote - which you will cast by posting on the leagues message board. Whichever option the majority are in favour of come Wednesday night at midnight (going into Thursday - draft day) will be which setting we go with. If by some chance, it’s a tie I will flip a coin - can’t really say fairer than that.

The entry fee will be the same as last season - £25 per team. I will confirm prizes after the live draft as soon as everyone has paid up. To avoid chasing people and because post draft I can’t delete people from the draft league I am only sending an invite to people to actually get into the league once payment has been made. I have to wait until the live draft to know exactly how many teams we have (unless I get a full quota of 16 players prior to then in which case I can then work out the prizes before the draft itself - which would be better. All entry fees will be paid back out as prizes 100%).

Last season we had prizes for 1st, 2nd and Highest Weekly Score.

I am using Fantasy Premier Leagues draft game for this money league.

League details:

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You may have noticed from the above league info I have activated player trading in this league where it goes to a vote system - this means managers can vote against a trade (hopefully they only do this if they think the trade is unfair) but to get a trade vetoed it takes 50% of managers to vote against it - not only that a trade is approved at the waiver deadline and the system takes any non-team manager votes as approval. So, it is much more likely trades will go through than not - and also means managers should pay attention to trades when notified and use their veto option if they don’t agree with it.

I have stuck with the standard default of 90 seconds per pick - I know some find this to long but equally others don’t so decided to keep to the default setting (the system allows for me to set it at 30 through to 120 seconds).

I have chosen an eve of season draft so as much about the teams’ squads with regards to transfers in’s & out’s is known as possible, as well as to give me the maximum amount of recruiting time. My league had 14 paid teams last year. Overseas players are most welcome to.

I have decided to send this info out by e-mail and post it on TFP and the first 15 to commit and pay up are in.

I will send a direct invite to the league when a person pays the entry fee - that way I guarantee its first come first served, nor do I then have to chase anyone for payment and can confirm the prizes sooner rather than later.

FPL DRAFT

All that remains now is for you to decide - are you in - or out?

best regards,

bluelionman (aka Noel Symonds)

Fan Pub Founding Member

If your new to FPL Draft this beginners guide could help:

Time to get your FPL Draft started

Entry List

Below I will list all teams / people and BOLD :soccer: (plus put a soccer ball) next to entries when paid. Maximum League size is 16 but it will run with 4+ teams.

  1. Blue Lions - Noel Symonds bluelionman :soccer:
  2. Pique Blinders - Daniel Nichols Flacco2012 :soccer:
  3. Dawsey’s 11 - Callum Dawson :soccer:
  4. DaSilva Lining - James Taylor jrt55555 :soccer:
  5. Chiellini Con Carne - Steve Smith stevefringe :soccer:
  6. Blink-1 Eto’o - Iain Morris Mozza_19 :soccer:
  7. Danny DeVeto Trades - Andre Bonifay abonifay :soccer:
  8. Colin’s W*nkers - Peter Edney :soccer:
  9. Maybe Next Year - Richard Coleman Ronof9 :soccer:

Had 14 team last season but only 9 this season. So we all will have better teams I would say. Draft took 1 hour 10 mins to complete which is less time than I thought.

The randomised draft order ended up like this:

  1. Dawsey’s 11 - Callum Dawson
  2. Danny DeVeto Trades - Andre Bonifay abonifay
  3. DaSilva Lining - James Taylor jrt55555
  4. Pique Blinders - Daniel Nichols Flacco2012
  5. Chiellini Con Carne - Steve Smith stevefringe
  6. Blue Lions - Noel Symonds bluelionman
  7. Maybe Next Year - Richard Coleman Ronof9
  8. Colin’s W*nkers - Peter Edney
  9. Blink-1 Eto’o - Iain Morris Mozza_19

Draft Results by Round

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Starting Squads post draft (in order of draft position)

Draft Position - 1

Draft Position - 2

Draft Position - 3

Draft Position - 4

Draft Position - 5

Draft Position - 6

Draft Position - 7

Draft Position - 8

Draft Position - 9

Hey all,

This year we only had 9 entries (compared to last seasons 14) so the prize pot is greatly reduced - but each of us has more chance and better squads. So the money collected in this season is £225 - 9 entries at £25 each.

So can confirm same prize positions as last year but not as big for the overall winner / second place:

Prizes

1st = £125
2nd = £50
Highest Weekly Score (of season) = £50

So in theory the maximum prize possible is £175 (as the winner could nab the best weekly score prize to - but equally gives everyone else something to aim for and keep trying their best to set line ups each week as if they can have 1 mega week could salvage their season by getting double their team entry cost back).

Thanks for taking part this year and I do hope you can spread the word to your friends and family etc., as the season progresses in the hope some might like to join in with us next year.

Last but not least I hope you enjoy the season.

Best regards,

bluelionman (Noel Symonds)

Fan Pub Founding Member

PS I ran a poll again this year as I did last year to see what type of scoring league was wanted and this year (same as last season) the majority were in favour of a Head to Head format. So this years league is once again a H2H format.

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