Discord Channel - fpl-draft (on BLM fantasy games server)
Discord User Names Key
(Bolded when known to be on Discod)
Andy Duenner / duenni
Andre Bonifay / DreOfTheDead
Dale Elstone / delstone
Daniel Mackey / SparkyMac26
Daniel Nichols / flacco2012
Iain Morris / Mozza_19
James Taylor / jrt55555
Liam McCarthy / Macca
Martin Fraiel / Frazzie
Noel Symonds / bluelionman
Steve Bibbing / WirralRobin
Steve Smith / Stevefringe
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 less than a week before the start of the season, that being Sunday, 31st July 2022 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 Saturday night at midnight (going into Sunday - 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.
You may have noticed from the above league info I have activated player trading in this league where it goes to an Administrator veto - I think this means I have to approve every trade and will only deny ones that seem to be collusion or very unbalanced. When I am in doubt or if I am involved in a trade personally, I will ask on FISO forum and TFP’s Discord communities’ advice to make sure they agree trades are fair. I have switched to the Administrator veto system because in past seasons using the manager vote system no trades ever completed. I think this was twofold - the FPL Draft client only allows trades to be proposed in a tiny window between gameweeks and a trade could only be accepted up to the waiver deadline - sometime this was a window as short as only 24hrs - any unaccepted trades at the waiver deadline would automatically get cancelled. I think this meant often trades got cancelled before the team they were proposed to even saw them. It’s a really bad game floor in my opinion that FPL has not addressed - that being not able to propose trades at any time and having them complete after a voting period or at the next deadline if in the middle of a gameweek.
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 end of the weekend evening draft this year in the hope it may attract more players.
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.
Direct Game-site Link FPL - Fantasy Draft
All that remains now is for you to decide - are you in - or out?
bluelionman / Noel Symonds
Fan Pub Founding Member
PS If you don’t know my payment details just PM me to ask for them.
P2 Find the past winners history for my Premier League Draft games here: BLM EPL Draft Game - League History