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Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 8.Jan 16:56, 2018
Can't see him not getting some suspension for this considering other cases about the same.
The disappointment of the draft was Logreid not taking Florentin Lecamus Lambert.
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 8.Jan 16:42, 2018
As for pricing my plan was to pay them what I thought they were capable of scoring a year or two down the line, not what they scored last year. Consequently my whole team apart from Froome are overpaid. That was intentional though, at least no steals.
Next year I shall check out all newcomers thoroughly too. I had 6/7 riders from last season who as soon as I knew I was entering this game, they were in my team regardless. Hence Jordan Levasseur, who I do think will become a talent, on my team on a wage of 4, riding for VC Toucy!
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 8.Jan 16:37, 2018
No need to say sorry. He would have gone to an other team if you hadn't done it. But I don't think anybody would steal Froome this window because of his doping case which can make him to not race coming season.
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 8.Jan 16:29, 2018
As a newcomer in a game with other serious game players I do not think I can win, but hopefully should improve year on year.
I always need a plan, a strategy of some kind. For this game it was to look at last years winners score, and then start thinking what class of riders I need. Personally don't think this years winning score will be as high as last years because the extra 6 teams will dilute the quality of the existing teams. But it was just a starting figure,
Fortunately I was first pick for the initial draft. Froome in should be 2k of the 12, if he stays fit. Then looking at my other 9 first round picks, maybe 5k of the 12.
That was leaving me 5k needed from my 15 main draft picks. I didn't intend any steals, just looking for 15 riders out of contract who could score 330pts each, and were preferably under the age of 25. Even if I had wanted to steal riders I drew no21, the last pick. The 3 riders I would of had my eye on Fuglsang, D. Teuns, and Callmejane had all gone.
Within 4/5 rounds it became obvious Sylvainm was keeping boatloads of cash for the later rounds. I thought Froome on a wage of 90 was slightly under threat, I was keeping 100 in reserve. Decided by round 6 I needed a Froome replacement. Alaphilippe, and Kwiatkowski were the two I could afford and though had the highest pts ceiling. Ole's team had already been plundered, so Alaphilippe it was. Again sorry Andy.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 8.Jan 14:54, 2018
I'm very interested to see how Dusan will perform this year given he'll compete both in the top-end U23-races plus also lesses races at senior level where he might rack up a decent score. So small chance he'll be going anywhere in the summer :)
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 8.Jan 11:30, 2018
JJJ, thanks for your explanation. Believe me, makes all the diference, my move was correct, after all. :)
P.S. A bunch of 100/200 points riders i like still free. nice to future drafts. :)
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 8.Jan 09:51, 2018
on a slightly related note, with regards to the b0ris discussion yesterday:
its not just about pts/wage or profit/wage, the object of the game is to get as many pts as possible given the limitations of 30 riders and the $400 budget, with the drafts available. the highest profit/wage typically comes from the low waged riders, but they are not the heavy hitters.
lets say i expect 700 pts from de buyst this season and the steal takes $28. thats a profit of 420. profit/wage is only 15.
if the alternative is huub duyn at $5 with expected 300 pts, the profit/wage is considerably higher at 50, but the profit is only 250.
so if you are stolen from late in the draft and suddenly have a lot of money, then it makes more sense to steal de buyst even though $28 is "too much".
i had marked de buyst down as a possible steal if i found myself in that situation, but fortunately i didnt.
there are some other steals that i dont understand at all, but the game would be boring if everyone had the exact same ideas.
and i typically pay my riders slightly more than i think they are worth, to prevent stealing. a steal equals many pts lost, so i think its a good idea to give $2 extra if possible
johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Monday 8.Jan 09:09, 2018
Yeah, just that when the average pts/gadret was communiceated I used that value to value my contracts but used that value thinking it was true points/gadret. My mistake not yours^^
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 8.Jan 09:06, 2018
zKobalt - Brice "I can't believe he finished 16th in the Tour" Felliu is now on your team and also contract lengths adjusted. Everyone on 2019-contracts apart from the Puma, Kreder and Feillu
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 8.Jan 09:00, 2018
yes, but its just statistics anyway. if i expect 1200 pts from gallopin $41 this season then the pts/wage is 29.3. the profit/wage will be exactly 10 lower for any rider, so for gallopin its 19.3.
johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Monday 8.Jan 07:39, 2018
Wait, the Points per Wage in the riders overview is just FCpoints/wage. As I was making my contract values I thought it represents (FCpoints-wagededuction)/wage to give the true benefit per wage point spent.
johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Monday 8.Jan 07:32, 2018
Thanks for drafting in my absence Logreid. Fucking delayed flights Galore to get home on the weekend :D
@K92; I had a list with wages and contract lengths with my targets and I had instructed Logreid to steal as long as it's in that "budget". So C-Rod with 4 was in the budget I had set to 8. If you had given him 5 my list would have not triggered.
And I thought I would get to draft in reaction to a steal today and not go by list. But oh well, losing T.Martin and Kittel as the germans is frustrating, especially Kittel to "winning-team-joiner", but I'm happy that he has crippled his budget til 2019, and that even if Kittel repeats his best season that he got <10points per gadret :D:D
Be careful in summer guys. Even though my team will be the Cleveland Browns in spring, I have cap-space in summer ;)
Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 7.Jan 23:19, 2018
Sorry for being late here. Thought it was understood that I would use my extra draft so sign the rider that got removed at #LobatoGate. Mr. Max Kanter $1 (2018).
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 7.Jan 20:37, 2018
I think at this point perhaps the best thing to do is accept that many participating are deeply invested in their teams personally, like me, and move on from that part of the banter :)
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 7.Jan 19:08, 2018
EPO, Edet was a good shot, my fault not giving him a bit more when renewing, like i did with Vantomme.
zKobalt, did you read my morning post?.. Expecting some kind of retaliation, fair enough!.. :)
boris, losing pleasure to play this game after the steals? a plan to fu** the champion? really? similar to neko this morning, saying some of us should be shame. i felt included if he was talking about the idea of changing the steal rule to those in absence not if he was talking about we didn't remember it was your x-mas eve.
Concerning riders and wages, well, everybody is free to play the way they want. No dictators or mind masters here, i think. Long live democracy even if so badly treated by money monsters!
Logreid, that's how you say. Everybody's free to play as they want since inside the rules and giving the wage they want!!! Sometimes just to have the pleasure of having a certain rider in his team!
Nathan, final word to you. Bad bad luck to Durbridge, Orica and CT Glory... :)
Nathan [CT Glory] Sunday 7.Jan 18:08, 2018
Couldn't have started my season better with Durbridge crashing and sustaining a lovely broken collarbone.. This spring was supposed to be HIS spring. I doubt we'll see another Hayman case..
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 7.Jan 16:39, 2018
Remember that different valuations also represent differing opinions on potential and progress as well as personal preferences. Moscon and Alaphilippe are two riders who have a pretty strong following believing them to be defining riders for the sport within five years.
Besides, your crazy steal of Tom Dumoulin at 120 a few years back didn't seem so silly come last year, boris :)
LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Sunday 7.Jan 15:27, 2018
What else I could have done then? Draft Nommela and hope for the best? Funny how you seem to know ideal wage for every rider. Next time im letting you to handle my draft, b0ris.
boris03 [Cycling lions] Sunday 7.Jan 14:53, 2018
Los Brolin: Steinvik is way worse than you, all his riders are way overpriced... But you really think Søren Kragh Andersen is worth 38? And De Buyst 28? I can understand Woods steal but I gave him 15 because in my opinion he is worth 20, not 30... But you gave 18 for Bernal, who is no more than 11 or 12 in my opinion... Why would anyone spend 44 or 48 on him?
EPO:I still think my wages from last season were perfect, except of Dumoulin because they deserve more but they don't really deserve their double wage... But everyone here actually thinks 600 points per rider year are worth more than 20, only in my opinion they are worth 10-12...
My vision of the game is everyone having wages on riders of similar quality like I had last year and that means more points on everybody and your (not your yourself, I'm talking in general) means teams heavily depends on their titans.
Logreid:I think Zakarin and Alaphilippe are overpriced... Moscon is too too too much overpriced... To give 76 for rider who is no GC conteder and no Van Avermaet or Sagan... Why?
Stealing Latour was an idea which I had but I still believe my vision of this game and you clearly have him on almost perfect wage as he doesn't deserve more than 30 for sure. But Steinvik or some other Steinvik who is obsessed with overpricing riders will confute me I think
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 7.Jan 13:06, 2018
One of the effects of expanding the league size considerably was always going to be inflation and weaker teams in general because more teams chasing all the most attractive riders. We'll see a lower points/wage-average by the end of this season, meaning deals that might not have been very profitable previously will be good value now.
All the big steals make pretty good sense to me, Zakarin, Kittel, Alaphilippe, Moscon, Viviani etc. should be cornerstones of their new teams - the expanded league also means having at least a couple of big scoring riders will be key to perform well, given they're not on Sagan-money :D
The teams who lost the most riders were mostly those who were at the top end of the table last year. Given all manager were pretty much maxed out budgetwise for the 2017-season, that means these teams had a relatively higher share of riders performing well points/wage-wise than other. So though I lost six(?) riders and one of the managers worst off, I think it's fair and that also shows the inherent beauty of draft order being the reversed results list.
Expected to lose Roche and Hardy plus possibly also Bauhaus, Castroviejo and Latour. Albanese and Calmejane were both very much unwelcome surprises. Happy I was able to keep König and especially Rolland which is a great value-pick at current wage.
And although I, like Francisco, is aware that business is business and all riders can be lost - there are a few teams I plan to exact a slight revenge on in June ;)
This game rules!
zKobalt [FruitnOats] Sunday 7.Jan 13:00, 2018
Sorry to announce Durbridge has a broken collarbone from CC Australia road race, saw the crash and looked quite bad.
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 7.Jan 12:52, 2018
I was 100% sure Alaphillippe would be stolen, couldn't really have higher wage on him either, since I had almost maxed out my budget before the draft. I know Pozzovivo was profitable at 40 last year, but I expected Henao to stay and the others also. Got Vuillermoz at decent wage back though, but I have a much worse team than last year, but I think everybody feel the same really.
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 7.Jan 12:47, 2018
boris: it was obvious to me that you would lose a ton of riders when so many new managers with big budgets were introduced to the game.
viviani23 was a bargain for anyone with more cash available than i had, i had dehaes7 as a possibility, and riders like woods15 and drucker12 are also value late in the draft when you have much money to spend after having been stolen from yourself.
your mistake was to renew with overpaid dumoulin138 which meant you had to underpay everyone else.
thats my opinion at least
i only had money for one "storfugl", fuglsang, and then it was about finding the best value among 2nd tier riders.
pozzovivo20 was an obvious steal for anyone with the budget money (not me)
LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Sunday 7.Jan 12:38, 2018
as far as I know there isn't any invisible 'gentleman's agreement' what should be followed when stealing? Me and Steinvik should have only signed free agents?
zKobalt [FruitnOats] Sunday 7.Jan 12:23, 2018
A couple of the steals "I" initiated were cus my spreadsheet I sent to PartyKjepp had those riders (i.e Roosen and Backaert) at much higher prices than market price. That was a slight surprise to myself, I was expecting to end up with riders who are now "unemployed".
Quick question: What happens now to those who are slightly short of the 30?
boris03 [Cycling lions] Sunday 7.Jan 12:18, 2018
My team last year was perfect, everything was on price which deserved. To be honest, I'm really sad, Los Brolin and Steinvik destroyed this game in this window and I will never again play it with the same enthusiasm when I see they are people who will do crazy setals and overprice riders that much.
It was this window let's fuck champion team and I congratulate you, you did it.
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 7.Jan 12:00, 2018
I only suffered two steals, both of which were probably more revenge steals than value steals. How many riders did the rest of you lose? Surprising to see you lose 3 at the end there, Francisco. In my opinion you didn't have more underpaid riders than the rest. I saw value in Edet and had Vantomme as a possibility, but that was pretty much it. I'm happy with the draft and it seems I priced my own riders quite well.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 7.Jan 11:39, 2018
Not easy to play with this rule, yes.
Pogacar was under my radar too before being picked, as well as Pedersen. Same goes to McNulty and one handfull of others... :)
Assassin [Troy The Trader] Sunday 7.Jan 11:33, 2018
I don't like stealing much but Pogacar belongs to me and i had warned Sylv since the night he drafted him in the new lads draft that i was stealing him :D
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 7.Jan 11:29, 2018
I kind of break a rule i had established for myself since the begining:
Stealing a rider always as a reaction not as an action!
Since i started, i've done it only twice, if i remember well, stealing Oomen from EPO after losing Colbrelli and Porsev from Andy after he took him from me. Last year i lose Benoot for Tomas and just didn't react this weekend because i decided Nicolau and Gaudu were too expensive, as well i didn't react agaisn't EPO's move on Edet because i didn't saw any interest in it.
Yesterday, just after closing what i thought it would be my team, i was surprised with 3 steals and my move was looking at those teams and see if i could react, wich i did it.
If about fjellda i'm ok because Chernetski was already in my team so he knew what was doing, the same doesn't apply to JJJ and zKobalt, they stole me Rodriguez and Backaert but not a direct action over my team, only names they gave in a list...
If i had this in my mind at that moment, i had steal Benjamin from fjellda but Jay would not return to K92 from JJJ Racing and Miles would have stayed with his brother at FruitnOats...
I could have save myself from this "public exposition" being mute but i wouldn't be confortable with that.
Liking or not, being understood/accepted or not that's how i am.
My own rules...
P.S. Not expecting some sort of "such a nice guy lets not paying back". You ALL, 20 teams, are free to steal from K92, it's part of one game i love to play :))
neko [nibalies] Sunday 7.Jan 10:09, 2018
Gautier 3 (2018)
Rosskopf 3 (2018)
For your information: in Serbia today is Christmas
Yesterday i didnt have internet conection for draft.
Then is your shame not mine
zKobalt [FruitnOats] Sunday 7.Jan 01:28, 2018
Kreder - 2018
Brice "Faillu" - 2018
"Charles Darwin" Atapuma - 2018
Farmer Backaert - 2019
Roosen - 2019
Bouwman - 2019
Callum "More jealous than Miles cus I'm underpaid in this game" Scotson - 2019
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 7.Jan 00:39, 2018
Steinvik's last draft from main round is in, he steals Frank Bonnamour from Troy at 2$. Troy gets a revenge/free pick as steal was done after his last draft.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 23:31, 2018
What a draft...
And still missing those two rounds that can bring more action... :)
Logreid, if Neko or Steinvik steal one rider from our team we can use our extra draft later, tomorrow?
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:30, 2018
Now I'm just finishing that second Cornish Orchard and finally making it into the couch with my wife who's been told "we're just about done" for 90 minutes now, a new sensation for her :P
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:27, 2018
Also, please beware that all drafts I've done on behalf of Fjellda, JJJ and zKobalt have been without set contract length, so I've guessed on their behalf.
They'll be free to adjust contract length until the end of next week.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:26, 2018
GOOD JOB ALL! Picks still outstanding:
From main round (aka. free picks):
Tomas (from Nathan)
Stig (from zKobalt)
Neko (from Fjellda)
I think this is the complete list, but feel free to correct me
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:21, 2018
Tomas has an extra draft from Nate's steal
PartyFinn got an extra draft due to Sylvain's steal and used it for a valid revenge steal of De Buyst
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:12, 2018
Yes, boris. One where you can pick freely as usual (but other can get revenge pick against you it being the final round) and a revenge pick where you can either steal from Fjellda or sign an unattached rider
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 23:05, 2018
It's a shame JJJ is currently travelling from Astana to Moscow as he'd probably altered his choices given than last steal, but that's the name of the game when you can't be around. He'll bounce back in the summer window.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 22:53, 2018
My extra drafts:
Miles Scotson - 6 (2019)
Benjamin Thomas - 14 (2019)
Jay McCarthy - 24 (2019) * didn't renew his contract because i didn't want to pay 22 and now i'm paying 24. how wonderfull this is? :)
P.S. Hope Jay can aim to podium at Ardennes and a few other great results, besides australian races...
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 22:52, 2018
Nate - I still have burns on my arms from my job at McD's at your age. Plus that's when I got these hips I'll never lose :P
199. Javier Moreno - 4$ (2018)
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 22:32, 2018
You won't be allowed to steal any riders they didn't have when they stole from you, and given the pool of availble unattached riders gets smaller I wouldn't wait too long :)
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 22:22, 2018
Aragonite - Nathan is wondering whether it's ok for you if we can pause the draft for 15-20 minutes at 195. so he can make it home from work and post his final drafts himself
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 21:38, 2018
164. Kenny Dehaes - 14$ (2019) steal from boris meaning he has an extra pick which can be used to either steal from Fjellda or sign an unattached rider
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 21:34, 2018
So only neko and boris' last drafts remaining now as we move on to just the new manager making final drafts in the main draft then seven extra draft picks each.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 21:17, 2018
I never would've expected to do this as my final pick at the start, but dang those Minsk boys generate a lot of points:
160. Stanislav Bazhkou - 2$ (2019)
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 20:44, 2018
I regret not thinking it through enough to clarify this in advance, so I have to say that you are. Sylvain definitely has something up his sleeve and it wouldn't be fair to put up roadblocks now. Only repercussion is the extra-draft for team getting stolen from as per posted 20:37.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 20:37, 2018
Beware that this is last round for existing managers, meaning that if you steal from someone who is out of drafts, they will be given a draft which can be used either to steal from your team or to sign an unattached rider.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 20:33, 2018
148 is Steinvik who is back on the draft list given van Asbroeck was stolen, but havent heard from him yet. Given his free budget is 2, I suggest we move on and let him make his final draft whenever - very limited damage he can do to anyone.
So Ritle next
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 20:11, 2018
Looking forward to following Pronskiy in the U23-ranks this year given all the biggest climbing talents who could still be riding U23 this season too were snapped up last year. Vanhoucke and Paret-Peintre gone in August too.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 19:44, 2018
139. Jhonnatan Narvaez - 4$ (2019]. I've got a lot of scores to settle stealing-wise, and this is a small price to pay for Ritle after blindsiding me on Chaves last year
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 19:32, 2018
137. Tom van Asbroeck - 6$ (2018) Steal from Steinvik (who is an official at a ski jumping event (best excuse ever), but I've texted him)
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 19:18, 2018
Sorry guys, the off topic, i was just adding some info to our friend Aragonite. :)
About neko, not easy to understand/accept. He was on line after i chose my rider, why didn't he made his choice?
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 19:13, 2018
They live in the village from where our last king leave Portugal, right after the proclamation (does this word exist?) of Republic,back in 1910. He went to England, living in Twickenham, outside London, until his last day.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 19:07, 2018
Update and final outcome from #LobatoGate:
I've been a bit back and forth and asked Tomas to take the final decision both as both as affected manager. Stig apologizes and dearly wants to keep Lobato. Stig keeps Lobato, Pöstlberger is transferred back to Tomas and Kanter is let back to being a free agent.
Thus Tomas is maxed out wagewise unless someone steals from him.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 18:58, 2018
Yes, like in this moment. All sharing the living room, me here, kid playing and mother watching tv.
All quiet and perfect at K92 HQ. At least for now... :D
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 18:51, 2018
I don't mind they "rule" my life, Assassin. They give me the joy, balance and peace i want :)
No less important, probably decisive i think, they let me live my cycling passion quite well, just throwing some words from time to time because of all the time this take me/us.. :)
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 18:32, 2018
I'm here :)
All went well apart from chair issue. We could get an agreement and this time i've showned who wear trousers at home... At least once... :D Probably, she'll get what she wants, just a matter of time...
131. Silvio Herklotz - 5 (2019)
zKobalt [FruitnOats] Saturday 6.Jan 12:57, 2018
Yay, my turn!
125 Cyrus Monk $3 (2019)
I would alao like to take this opportunity to make Jason Lowndes a honorary selection. It is all too common for distracted drivers to lapse concentration for a split second and cyclists to be the victim. RIP lowdnsy
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 12:56, 2018
I have his list, but lets give him 10 minutes as he was online just a while ago. I'll post from his list at 13:05 if he hasn't by then.
And no, just really bad multitasking ability Aragonite - I think Tomas and Andy can attest to my bantering/attention span being far worse than normal due to trying to fullfil this task at the same time.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 12:48, 2018
Sorry all for inaccuracies in switching riders between teams last night, it's product of me not being able to do this correctly whilst also trying to banter with Andy and Tomas at HQ (stayed light on alcohol). I promise to this from home with headphones on next time, only way I do things correctly.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 6.Jan 12:32, 2018
Well, i doubt i can make a pick before 19:00.
Now, it's me who has to go shopping after lunch in parents wife house. We need to replace one broken chair by my bro-in-law at Christmas lunch...:D
My wife wants to change them all (of course, it's a woman...) i hope i can win this time and buy only a couple of them...
the more i know women, the less i understand them... :D
Not easy to handle with them both... i'm also aware i'll have some troubles with the youngest one, today. We need to buy a gift to one of her girl friends anniversary but i guess she will ask for something else... :D
P.S. After Gesbert, Svendgard and McNulty, i just hope my next pick will be available when my time arrives...
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 11:55, 2018
133 LSK Cycling
136 Ole Rocketman Fikerud
139 Il Piccolo Partykjepps
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 6.Jan 11:46, 2018
It went like this last night, which is why I couldn't PM Logreid my picks. Got in early o see if there was any change, after it being switched off overnight. But it is still the same.
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 6.Jan 11:39, 2018
Assassin tried that. It zoomed me to 975%. Really weird could only see the Marseillais, at the top of the home page. Back to 100% now. Any other ideas?
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 11:38, 2018
then its a question whether paterski has announced his retirement or not.
if not, paterski stays in stig's team. stig95 would also have had to announce a possible contract cancellation himself
--- CONTRACT CANCELLATIONS ---
If a rider retires or is suspended for doping, the manager can release the rider from the team ahead of the next transfer window. However, a replacement can't be signed between the transfer windows, and the rider's wage will still be deducted for the full half of the season. Riders without a team can not be released unless they announce their retirement.
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 11:23, 2018
i found another mistake, though it doesnt matter much. van gestel was stolen from stig95 without being removed from his team, which means his budget is 396 now instead of 398. but still not enough money for the pöstlberger steal when lobato is set to minimum wage
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 11:22, 2018
I’m out to the shops for an hour+ now.
EPO: I’d say Yes and Yes. #LobatoGate, I find this the easiest and best way without rolling back the draft. Stig gets to keep one of the involved riders and barred from the other, and I know Tomasz isn’t to fussed about losing a rider (quite the opposite)
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 6.Jan 11:15, 2018
Anyone help me out? Every other site, but First Cycling seems ok. When I click on the site, only the left half of the site appears, and it is has a white background with headlines in blue, and purple.
It's probably something simple, pretty much like my computer knowledge.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 10:50, 2018
As zKobalt asked me via message I’ll share the info here:
The new managers can use their picks in their supplemental rounds 8-15 to steal, but beware that if you steal from a manager who is out of drafts, he gets an extra draft which can be used either to steal from you or sign an unsigned rider - just like in the final round (7th) in the main part of the draft.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 10:34, 2018
boris - fixed.
Thanks EPO, this is exactly why you admin this game. This is how we sort out #LobatoGate:
The rider is now released from Bendit, and as we got into this jam due to his tardiness he's not allowed to re-sign him. All draft picks made afterwards are thus valid, and we stand at Andy's pick at 119.
johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Saturday 6.Jan 07:58, 2018
Thanks for drafting for me Logreid. I will be flying home tonight and can't join part 2 either. Just continue my list please and if it's not enough I will draft from the trash that's left :D
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 03:07, 2018
yes, he was first drafted as a free agent and given $6. then he was stolen at $12. in theory he can be stolen again at $24, and then at $48 and so on :)
the same for van der sande, who was first drafted at $2 and then stolen at $6
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 01:42, 2018
i have updated the teams with all the latest drafts (i think). check your teams to see if everything looks correct, including contract lengths. (the 400+ related drafts have not been sorted out)
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 01:30, 2018
the trading window closed at 19:00 :)
i think the mentioned drafts should be re-done. its not that messy. lobato's wage should have been posted before 19:00, but as noone has been interested in stealing him then it hasnt been a problem in that regard anyway
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 01:17, 2018
give pöstlberger back to tomas and remove kanter
give stig95/remi the opportunity to re-do the 2 drafts with a budget of 410-12-3 = 395
which means he can keep impey $3 which puts him at 398. and then sign $1 or $2 rider instead.
this is the more correct way to do it
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 6.Jan 01:12, 2018
i see there's been a mistake. stig95's lobato is $0 wage now, but with the minimum wage of $12 that would put his budget over $400, which technically makes at least two of the drafts illegal. (i havent checked if there are more)
the pöstlberger steal is illegal as it puts him above $400 when lobato is set to $12.
which would also nullify tomas' draft of kanter $1
and stig95's offline draft of impey $3 further pushes him above $400.
what to do.
the simplest solution is maybe to remove lobato from the team. he is currently without contract after his sleeping pill incident. but is it the correct solution?..
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 01:00, 2018
So now we slow-draft until 19:00 meaning we stop until every single draft is made. Nice if you check back regularly-ish when it's getting close to your turn or leave draft with someone who's online thoughout (like me). From 19:00 we revert to max 10 minutes and get remaining picks done.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 00:55, 2018
Regardless of when Andy posts, I think it's fair to stop until b0ris at 120 (and 99) until when he shows back up tomorrow. I've got 121 and 122 on behalf of respective parties.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 00:48, 2018
118. Ivan Garcia Cortina - 6$ (2019) Sorry neko, but this was my initial first draft and I decided not to do it before you were here as fairplay..
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 00:18, 2018
All fair. We’re more than halfway there and there’ll probably be a small drizzle of picks before 19:00 tomorrow which should leave us done before midnight. Good job all, most interesting window ever even though I’ve been at the shit end of several sticks.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 6.Jan 00:10, 2018
I think Neko making belated steals at this point is ok as people still have drafts left, but if he makes more than two steals from one team that will get an extra draft after the seven main rounds.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 5.Jan 23:12, 2018
Nice Gikkan! I rate Stannard highly, especially with all the talent that left devo-teams in 2017 from younger ranks than final U23-year too.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 5.Jan 21:25, 2018
Nate/Aragonite - best lesson I ever got in school was a game with this where you got fucked for defecting - short term profit which recked long term:
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 5.Jan 19:43, 2018
Hope neko arrives soon, if not we'll have the problem of what to do if a dude who has a lot of unused draft picks and budget due to being stolen from wants to use those to steal from managers who have completed their picks.