SG's Ultimate Draft Challenge

Xifio

The Von Trapps
ShiftyPowers;2922373 said:
0<x<1 is the standard for the RAND command on Excel. Easier to just do that and sort. Plus, if I did random integers I would have probably had to use something else because I could have gotten repeats.
ah, ok ... haven't used the Excel random number generator ... I'd have done it in MATLAB ... a few seconds worth of work, either way, depending on what you're more familiar with ...



ShiftyPowers;2922391 said:
I didn't mean him. Thought you'd go with a different member of that Barca midfield.
Xavier es todo un crack ... pero Iniesta es lo puto gusiluz!!
 

Arnau

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Xifio;2922400 said:
Xavier es todo un crack ... pero Iniesta es lo puto gusiluz!!

Haha! És Roma Pou, és Roma (H)

 

ShiftyPowers

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I'm honestly shocked that Arnau didn't take Xavi.

Not sure if you guys have been doing it, but make sure to PM the next person after you make your pick.

And now it gets interesting. I think the next pick could go in a few directions here.
 

ShiftyPowers

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More Barcelona guys. Geez.

And Essien! WOAH!!! Excellent player, but might be our first reach. I don't think he's one of the 6 best players in the world.
 

Mandieta6

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He's the single most useful player I could think of. He's versatile and can slot in 4 different positions and he's the best midfielder in the world, at least in terms of being a complete midfielder who defends and attacks superbly. He's bloody strong, fast, a good header of the ball, a very underrated passer (he tends to be seen as just a short-pass-guy because he is constantly moving and finding himself in positions where he can get an easy pass, even though he can slice defences apart), he can cross, he can finish, he's got a fierce longshot and he's very tactically aware, not to mention infatigable. And he can slot into any formation because he can play to the top of his game as a box-to-box and defensive-minded mid.

There are a lot of other fantastic playmakers which make choosing Xavi or Iniesta not that great of a first-choice, although Xavi did cross my mind. Messi is only Messi at Barca and good luck to the n00b in trying to form a team that will make good use of him. And there are so many great strikers out there that getting Ibra as first-choice is more of a luxury.

Out of the 5 first picks, the only ones which crossed my mind are Xavi and Ronaldo, but there are so many wingers out that there's no hurry in tying that position down so quickly.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Well, I think it's all about talent dropoff, and in my opinion defensive midfielders are the most under appreciated players for how good they generally are. But when it comes to strikers and playmakers I think there is an elite class after which there is a very sizable dropoff. Of course, I could be completely wrong.

And don't get me wrong, I did one of these things on another forum a year ago and Essien was my second round pick, which was something like 11th or 12th overall. And the guy I took in the first round I wouldn't even consider that early anymore.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Interesting pick Fender. My expectations for people have been slightly off so far which is fun. I thought you'd pick someone you cheer for a little more often, but I guess a bad run of form can really hurt someone's opinion of a particular player.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Like I said, I thought there is a very small elite class of playmaker, and Fabregas is one of them. Good leadership too. Captain of one of the world's best clubs at like 20.
 

Mandieta6

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I was sure you'd get Robben, but andrei ****ed you.

I was expecting either people getting elite playmakers and strikers and then going to defenders, or people getting Spanish and Barcelona players. Seems like both.
 

ShiftyPowers

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I had no interest in Robben. I wouldn't pay the premium it would take to get him. Funny because I have a picture of him as my laptop background and led his case for Ballon d'Or until he lost two finals.

Also, his style of play doesn't quite fit in with what I'm thinking for my tactics.
 


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