Season six draft and fitness

The headlines

  • The regular season 6 draft is below – please send your picks to me by Sunday at 7.30pm
  • Post-match fitness recovery will be reduced by 2
  • There is a second draft! Again, send your picks to me by 7.30pm on Sunday

Season 6 draft

The regular season is over! We came, we saw, we text filed!

Only this Sunday’s play offs remain and then we’re on the beach. Metaphorically. It’s October.

I’ve put together the draft. See below and let me know which absolute bangers you want to pick. Remember Roy Mackaay?

Name         Age Nat Prs St Tk Ps Sh Sm Ag KAb TAb PAb SAb Gam Sav Ktk Kps Sht Gls Ass  DP Inj Sus Fit
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JF_Molina     20 spa   C 19  4  4  4 83 25 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
Nuno_E_Santo  17 por   C 17  5  4  4 56 24 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

J_Capdevila   23 spa   R  4 20 10 11 82 43 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
N_Naybet      30 mor  LC  4 19 11  9 82 50 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
M_Pablo       27 eng   C  5 19  7  9 60 39 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
C_Martin      26 spa  RC  4 18  6  4 65 31 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
E_Romero      29 spa  LC  4 18  9  7 59 21 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
Hector        30 spa   C  2 17  8  9 58 29 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

Djalminha     27 bra  RC  5  6 21 13 75 90 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
JC_Valeron    26 spa RLC  4  7 20  9 69 30 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
A_Duscher     21 arg   C  3 13 19  5 72 75 300 300 700 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
Fran          28 spa   L  4 10 19  9 63 35 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
L_Scaloni     25 arg  RC  3  5 19  9 59 28 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
M_Silva       19 bra   C  3 11 18  6 75 20 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

R_Makaay      24 ned  LC  3  2  9 20 65 22 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
D_Tristan     27 spa   C  4  8  9 19 80 29 300 300 300 600   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
W_Pandiani    25 uru  RC  5  9 12 18 81 57 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

This is for Season 6 teams (soz Chris and Derek) and the intention is to give a boost to the teams who need it most. The team who finished last in Division 2 gets first pick, followed by the team who finished second last in Division Two… all the way up to the team who came second top in Division One. The team who won Division One doesn’t get a pick, they don’t need any help. It’s tough at the top Mathias.

Email me this list of players with number 1 next to your first choice, number 2 next to your second choice, right through to the bottom. After the deadline I’ll give the first draft team their first choice, if the next team’s first choice has gone I’ll give them their second choice, going through the teams in order.

Who will Djalminha headbutt first?

The deadline is 7.30pm on Sunday! Why mess with a winning formula?

Stamina and fitness

As a recap – I’m looking for a way to include more players in the game and in people’s teams. More available players means more tactical flexibility, matches become more of a battle of wits with different formations, more players develop as they’re also gaining abs, there’s a healthier transfer market as there’s more players available to purchase, and managers are more inclined to sell if they don’t only have 11 good players.

What I don’t want is managers finishing every game with a broken team, eleven players shellshocked and completed shorn of fitness.

Merstham Magic vs Clapton Crusaders, shortly after the final whistle

What I do think will benefit the game is a nudge towards a bit more squad rotation.

Players currently recover 20 fitness after a match. If they have 79 fitness at the final whistle in the match report then they’ll have 99 fitness once the squads are updated, in advance of their next game. 80+ fitness after 90 minutes and they’re back to 100 when the squads are updated. Fitness has an effect on player performance; anecdotally, a player starting with 95 fitness is like them starting with one less main stat.

Currently the game is set up so most players rebound instantly after a match to 100 fitness. This is after we increased every player’s stamina. Having 1-2 players in an average side finish with 95-100 fitness is more true to life and will encourage squad management.

Recovering 18 fitness will achieve this. I’ve reset every squad to 100 fitness and ran some test games, here. The amount of fitness they lost in a game is in the match report and the amount they recovered is clear from their squad file. Any teams who have bought players based on stamina/fitness will still retain this advantage over others.

Second draft

To initially compensate those affected, I’ve created a second draft. It’s not meant to be a draft packed full of quality or stamina, it’s more a draft to give you options and the ability to rest some players.

I’ve put the existing teams into a spreadsheet, highlighted all outfield players who played 8 or more times for their team in a 10+ game season (to isolate the first team) and taken an average of the first team’s stamina. I took FAC and BOW’s likely starting 11 and 4 subs. These are the teams who would be the most and least affected:

HAH get first choice in the draft, FAC get second choice, CLA third choice, etc.

The draft is below, all 20 teams are eligible to take part:

Name         Age Nat Prs St Tk Ps Sh Sm Ag KAb TAb PAb SAb Gam Sav Ktk Kps Sht Gls Ass  DP Inj Sus Fit
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K_Trippier    29 eng  RC  3 19 14  9 66 33 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
S_Savic       26 nmo   C  4 19  6  4 67 30 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
S_Vrasaljko   27 srb  RC  3 18 11  6 63 26 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
JM_Gimenez    24 uru   L  5 18  5  5 55 24 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
Felipe        22 bra  LC  4 18  9  3 73 26 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
M_Hermoso     27 spa   R  4 17  6  9 59 32 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

Y_Carrasco    30 bel  RC  4  8 19 10 70 32 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
Koke          27 spa RLC  4 12 19  5 66 23 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
M_Llorente    25 spa  LC  4  8 19  8 62 28 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
T_Lemar       20 fra  RC  5  8 18 14 63 35 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
G_Kondogbia   25 cta  LC  4  6 18  7 79 28 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
R_DePaul      27 arg  LC  2  5 18  8 66 25 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
R_Lodi        20 bra RLC  5  4 18  6 59 27 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
H_Herrera     27 mex  LC  4  6 17  9 69 39 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

L_Suarez      20 uru  LC  4  3  8 19 69 90 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
A_Griezmann   28 fra  RC  3  7 12 19 65 33 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
J_Felix       25 por  RC  3  3 14 18 75 36 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
A_Correra     20 arg  RC  4  6  8 18 67 29 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
I_Saponjic    30 srb   C  4  4  7 17 72 31 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100
M_Cunha       20 bra   C  5  5  6 17 65 22 300 300 300 300   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100

Who will Suarez bite first?

In a surprise to no one – the deadline is 7.30pm on Sunday!

Mike

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