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Season fantasy: 2019-season comments [newest on top]

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 6.Jan 14:50, 2019
Nice small changes made, congrats guys!

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Sunday 6.Jan 08:58, 2019
Can't wait, scouted some young Aussies at the national champs today!

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 6.Jan 00:47, 2019
Looking forward to going into the draft with a fair bit of budget. Only problem is that known madmen like Troy, LSK, Fjellda and boris have a bigger budget than me...

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 23:58, 2019
Bizkarra - 5 2020

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 5.Jan 23:58, 2019
#Pray4Steinvik

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 23:57, 2019
Steinvik is official kicked from the game and takes Harm Vanhoucke with him in the fall.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 5.Jan 23:57, 2019
I wasn't asked :O :O

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 23:54, 2019
Amazed you weren't able to offload Albasini to any of the 20 you asked, Eppis :D

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 5.Jan 23:53, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Hivert $12 2020
Hermans $17 2020
Roglic $54 2020

Colbrelli $45 2020
Edet $9 2020
Duyn $5 2019
Sprengers $5 2019
Navarro $5 2019
Van Asbroeck $7 2019
Impey $18 2020
Doull $2 2019
Van Hooydonck $3 2019
Taaraamae $10 2019

Buts, Bouet, Porsev, Roux, Mate, Cimolai

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Saturday 5.Jan 22:52, 2019
Renewal

Roosen (2019) 15

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 20:38, 2019
I had plans of a big punt on Tao all up until Sosa was signed, Kristian. Not anymore.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Saturday 5.Jan 20:17, 2019
Prades get a one year extentsion $5

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 19:31, 2019
Expecting someone with last-minute deals

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 19:31, 2019
Expecting someone with last-minute deals

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Saturday 5.Jan 18:26, 2019
Done the relevant changes so no work needed for u Kjeppen

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Saturday 5.Jan 18:25, 2019
Late deal with Tomas:

To me: Rafael Valls $4 2020
To Tomas: Niklas Eg $5 2019

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 14:03, 2019
It's split between my not liking him and hoping I can put the money to better use elsewhere - Luis Leon Sanchez has been dropped by Il Piccolo Partykjepps.

Christophe Laporte gets a one year-extention with a wage of 35 Gadrets.

Enric "Boy that hair went fast" Mas, hipster-Latour and hardman Garcia Cortina all get their contracts extended through 2020 on 35, 30 and 8 Gadrets respectively.

Only Harm Vanhoucke left to decide on, will leave that for tonight.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 12:50, 2019
Time ticking for Steinvik, his team will be terminated if he doesn’t post by midnight. And I’m starting to err on the side of good riddance.

Nathan [CT Glory] Saturday 5.Jan 01:16, 2019
you're welcome ;)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 01:10, 2019
All understandable. And then I need to free up just enough budget to steal Colbrelli once announced as we slightly porky dudes with receeding hair needs to stick together.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 5.Jan 01:08, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
nah, just needed to sort out my budget before i know how much i can pay my riders and who can be kept... but with this last trade i have more $ to play with!

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 01:04, 2019
Are you delaying all contract details until the last minute, EPO? :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Saturday 5.Jan 01:01, 2019
HEAR YE, HEAR YE -

Super-Dimi and Serge Pauwels both get 1-year extentions for Il Piccolo Partykjepps, at 7$ and 5$ respectively. They are expected to deliver between 250-400 points this year as utility men.

Laporte, LLS and Vanhoucke will have to wait until tomorrow to learn their fate.

I wonder how many hearts will be broken upon hearing that Enric Mas will be getting a raise before the window slams shut.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 5.Jan 00:59, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Team EPO expressed interest in Pacher in October already, but it wasn't to be. We are then very happy to have signed him just before the start of the season. We also have faith that Marchand will provide a good points/$ ratio.

Nathan [CT Glory] Saturday 5.Jan 00:56, 2019
Pacher will be 8% on a 2020 contract and Marchand 2 on a 2019 contract.

Nathan [CT Glory] Saturday 5.Jan 00:55, 2019
Ladies and gentleman, we got a deal!

Had some bucks laying around waiting to be spend and then this German gorilla came up to me with a good offer. Which gorilla I'm referring to? Not John, Andre Greipel! He is joining the squad for a wage of 33$ until at least 2020.

Leaving the team are Pacher (you will be missed) & Marchand.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 4.Jan 22:06, 2019
TEAM IS FINAL

Marc Soler had a very solid 2018 season and this is honored with a new contract, extended to 2020 and at $30 which should be enough to keep other teams away unless they try to steal him again at a wage lower than what he already has.

Jasper Stuyven is versatile rider who always do well, but does not win too often. That is going to change this season however when he is the solely captain in cobbles classics when Gilbert finally leaves the team. 2020 contract for him of course and $35.

Hermann Pernsteiner is the golden boy who just becomes better and better for each race, so he also gets 2020 contract with $10.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 20:38, 2019
Bendit's increases:
Boudat - 6$ (2020)
Madouas - 5$ (2020)
Welten - 5$ (2020)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 20:36, 2019
Bendit texted(!) me his news:
Axed:
Acevedo
Guldhammer
Kristoff
Manzin
Hagen
Spilak

Renewals:
Dowsett - 4$ (2019)
Jesus Herrada - 19$ (2019)
Reinardt Janse... - 4$ (2019)
Yves Lampaert - 23$ (2020)
Superman Lopez - 63$ (2020)
Kuba Mareczko - 23$ (2019)
Wilmar Paredes - 3$ (2019)
Paterski - 7$ (2019)
Rowe - 18$ (2019)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 20:23, 2019
Two news for the camp of Il Piccolo Partykjepps:

Anthony Turgis has been a fond prospect for us for a few years now, especially that since that one Tour of Yorkshire where he rode with the strength of a young Michael "Legacy Signing" Valgren. However, given his propensity for repeated crashes - like when he was about to podium the BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR, he's been given the boot. Hope we're proven wrong on this one.

Michael Babyface Storer - slightly underwhelming debut season in the WT, but glimmers of hope for his second season. Slightly worried about all the young aussie climbers Sunweb currently have in their arsenal, not expecting all of Storer, Hindley and both Hamilton to make it. We at Il Piccolo Partykjepps have a soft spot for Storer and his big cheeks - so his contract is extended to 2020 at 4 Gadrets.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 20:14, 2019
Bulmer's for you.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 4.Jan 20:09, 2019
Always check for latest update on page before you report mistakes..

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 19:54, 2019
Sorry boss! Will make it up to you with red wine next time at HQ.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 4.Jan 19:53, 2019
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
You sent me bug hunting for something I couldnt find actually - had to get Andy to help out :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 19:51, 2019
Agreed, EPO - wasn't last time I saw, though that was a few days ago. Thanks Tomas!

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 4.Jan 19:04, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
kjepp: its already like this?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 4.Jan 18:27, 2019
CONTRACT RENEWALS

Kristian Kulset definitely is an important member of the team and look forward to a new 2 year contract and even 100% wage increase. We have big faith in him and look at this investment of the future in the team.

Michael Valgren is our marquee player and of course gets a new 2 year contract with $35. The only rider left of the team I started out with, and will be on the team for many years to come also.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 15:46, 2019
Tomas - can we update the rider-tab of the fantasy on the 6th to show FC-score for 2018, but contract status (team and wage) post contract deadline?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 4.Jan 15:25, 2019
Not that Daniel Felipe is out of my reach, no :(

Hoping Steinvik and Bendit will show up in time.

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Friday 4.Jan 13:16, 2019
Have been through my team and made my decicions.

Extended career:
Gaviria - 2020 - $70
Martinez - 2020 - $19
Politt - 2020 - $6
Cardona - 2020 - $6

Renewed career:
Pinot - 2020 - $65
Ligthart - 2020 - $10
Normann Hansen - 2020 - $5

New career elsewhere (sacked):
Coquard
Zemlyakov
Mas Bonet
Bagot
Silin
Henao (Sebastian)
Quintana (Dayer)
Chaves
Anderson Rodriguez

Happy kjeppen?

fjellda [El pistolero] Friday 4.Jan 08:58, 2019
Renewed:

Devenyns, Dries, 2019. (12$)
Stybar, Zdenek, 2019. (26$)
Wisniowski, Lukasz, 2019. (7$)

Released:

Antomarchi, Julien
César Veloso, Gustavo
Dehaes, Kenny
Hagen, Krister
Ladagnous, Mathieu
Marczynski, Tomasz
Moreno, Daniel
Stannard, Ian
Sivtsov, Kanstantsin

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Thursday 3.Jan 16:35, 2019
I hope this is correct. Sorry for the late reply.
Renewed:
Aberasturi (2020) 10$
Iturria (2019) 5$
Extension:
Mohoric (2020) 30$
Aranburu (2020) 10$
Pedersen (2020) 30$
Higuita (2020) 6$
Released:
Anton
Pellizotti
Barta
Diaz Gallego
Villella
Selig
Schwarzmann
Simon
Amezqueta

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 12:40, 2019
Please refrain from polluting my parade with winter "sports", plz. That's another part of the forum.

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 3.Jan 12:39, 2019
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Just went from Epic to Legendary to use gameing terms ;)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 3.Jan 12:35, 2019
What level? Better than ever

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Thursday 3.Jan 12:16, 2019
Pretty obvious, as SS is not at the level anymore...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 3.Jan 12:14, 2019
FC is life

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Thursday 3.Jan 11:12, 2019
17th FC-manager overall - 17th FC-manager last 6 weeks
life is overrated

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 10:56, 2019
Meow!

Just asking as you haven't made a single post on season fantasy-related topics.

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Thursday 3.Jan 10:49, 2019
Still plenty of time to look into it, as I have been busy with other stuff. Some has a life outside of FC too, even though it may be hard to fully understand that. At least from what I read in between the lines amongst many users here...

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 10:45, 2019
Master Ritlefant - are you delaying all announcements until the 5th?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 09:56, 2019
Sorted, zKobalt.

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Thursday 3.Jan 09:54, 2019
Also mistake with Kittel's contract length, 2019 and not 2020

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Thursday 3.Jan 09:53, 2019
Kruiswijk: 34 (2020)
Bol: 17 (2020)
Owen: 4 (2019)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Thursday 3.Jan 09:47, 2019
To answer your question, will GBC have to let Dan Martin go after 4 years with the team. Hopefully we can reunite with him later!

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 09:46, 2019
Big question is what you're going to do with Man Dartin, I like you better with a a budget of 15 in the draft than with a budget of 70...

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Thursday 3.Jan 09:44, 2019
Buchmann ($30-2020) and Jakobsen ($24-2020)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Thursday 3.Jan 09:37, 2019
Van der Poel ($20-2020), Mühlberger ($14-2020), Lambrecht $(12-2019) and Hirschi ($7-2019) are the four wage increases of GBC

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 09:04, 2019
Neko - as we always round up to the closest whole number, Ewan's renewal will be 43 and van Emden's will be 10. I've put these in, you can drop a line if you'd like to reconsider the renewals based on this.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 09:00, 2019
Good to see you, neko :)

neko [nibalies] Thursday 3.Jan 02:16, 2019
Cataldo 3 (2019)
Ewan 41 (2019)
Grmay 3 (2019)
Izaguire 23 (2019)
Jungels 53 (2019)
Meurise 13 (2019)
Van Emden 9 (2019)
Released:
Aru
Dupont

neko [nibalies] Thursday 3.Jan 01:59, 2019
Released:
Kangert
Bohli
Jans
Jauregui
Savitsky
Sorry for late and other things i will post soon

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 00:37, 2019
I think I've processed all trades and contract amendments posted here thus far - prod me if not.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 00:20, 2019
I've tweeted our Teutonic friend.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 3.Jan 00:18, 2019
I'll text Bendit and Steinvik tomorrow to remind them on upcoming deadlines. Anyone have a means to get in touch with JJJ and/or neko?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 23:51, 2019
WELCOME TO ROBERT STANNARD

We can confirm a trade is done with Green Bullet Cycling!

Matteo Moschetti would be stolen with current wage with a probability of 0.9999999. This means a higher wage was necessary. This means the best deal for us would be a trade and that is exactly what has happened. According to known sources he gets $6 for 1 year.

Robert Stannard has been signed to a wage of $5 and 2020 contract. Only negative about him is his nation which has failed to deliver any good riders to my team, and I don’t really expect that to change now. It is still a pretty nice deal, and then the time will show how long he will stay.

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The Public Relations Manager tired after working overtime today

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 22:06, 2019
A challenging 2018 has come to an end, and we look forward to hopefully make better results in 2019. I am not too happy about the performance to all riders on team and because of that we can’t give a new contract to them all.

Fabio Duarte was signed in the mid-season window, and never delivered to the hype he once had, and has been told he can look for a new team. The decision would however maybe be different if the almighty Vuelta a Colombia had been back on UCI calendar.

Philippe Gilbert had a disaster of a season, only winning a French pub race in his comeback race after his crash in Le Tour. He doesn’t deserve the required 15% wage increase, and looks likely to join on of the new team in the series. That is at least what he has told me.

Francisco Mancebo promised to join the team as DS after 2018, but when he announced he continue the career against all deals, we have no choice but to release. We are very sorry about this, but we simply can’t have riders who doesn’t do what they say in the team.

Ryan Mullen never delivered any well during the time in Luxembourg Finest, and no surprise his time is done and dusted.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 2.Jan 18:50, 2019
Andy's press release is not fully correct as we did the deal after he had a few Bulmers therefore his addiction is ruining his memory :D

And hence why I always make the notes of our Trade deals...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 16:17, 2019
I only get in touch with teams where I actually have riders

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:59, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Get in touch with Leopard. Tell them not to let the pair room together. :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:52, 2019
Can you promise Burke will not teach Pit how to get busted?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:36, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Vermeltfoort gets a stay of execution. Ayrton Senni gets the chop. :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:30, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Apologies EPO. Now you mentioned Senni, I remember it was him I sacked not Vermeltfoort. You are right.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:30, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
yes thats when he released them. but their contract lengths were reduced during the summer. thats what dictates whether they can be released ahead of this season

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:26, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Wasn't summer. It's on this thread, October 28.

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:23, 2019
I was indeed allowed to get 4 riders from 2019 to 2018 contracts but I can not recall if that was at summerdraft or for this one.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:23, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
nathan released boom, durbo, kump and gavazzi. all 4 of which were reduced from 2019 to 2018 during the summer. it was senni you demoted, not vermeltfoort

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:15, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Don't think that is correct. It was mentioned during the summer draft as something that would happen at the end of the season. If you look back through this thread I think others of last year newcomers have already done it. Nathan certainly has.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:06, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
i think i remember now. in the summer you could reduce four 2019 contracts to 2018? but that wasnt done for vermeltfoort who is signed for 2019

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:03, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
maybe, i dont remember what was said.
mr. 1 week preparation in excel can answer that when hes online

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 15:00, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
It's 2019 for all my riders, but thought last years newcomers could ditch four. No?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:57, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Bettiol will have a far better season, he was injured most of last year. But I feel I paid him too much.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:56, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
says 2019 on your team page

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:55, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thought I was the boss. He hasn't signed for another year for me.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:52, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Extensions. Antwan Tolhoek 17k(2020), Jonathan Caicedo 7k(2020), Dmitriy Strakhov 11k(2020), and Josef Cerny 9k(2020)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:47, 2019
Bettiol still struggling of too fast pace by Birdsong on the Arctic crosswinds show? ;)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:46, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
cant sack vermeltfoort, hes signed for 1 more year

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:39, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Sacked. Ben Swift, Coen Vermeltfoort, Jordan Levasseur, and Alberto Bettiol.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.Jan 14:05, 2019
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Andy noticed my protégé Jack Burke, has joined up with your's, Pit Leyder at Leopard. Hope he doesn't lead him astray. :)

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 2.Jan 13:59, 2019
Cavendish - 38$ (2019)
Bouwman - 6$ (2020)
Planckaert - 9$ (2020)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 11:26, 2019
Reality check ahead of 2019 season

---- (A press release)----

There have been some rumors that Valerio Conti has been traded away to Troy The Trader. We can deny that we ever did that deal, but we fear it is too late to change it now, so we are very sorry to Conti and his destiny as pure domestique for whomever the Trader wants to lose a race. We hope to get him back on the team on a later occasion.

However Mark Padun was allegedly signed to the team, he gets $10 for 2 years and hopefully he gets out his potential in a team who race for the win and not for secondary results. His hairline is however not too impressive so he has already expressed his wish to move to Second Coming in summer window to get some inspiration.

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Wednesday 2.Jan 11:19, 2019
FruitnOats (Press Release) WE HAVE A BLOCKBUSTER TRADE #2

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In the short space of time, the DS is pleased to announce a second trade of riders moving from FruitnOats to Green Bullet Cycling and vice versa:

FruitnOats will receive the following riders:
- Kruijswijk
- Bol
- Owen
- Green Bullet Cycling 6th round draft pick

In exchange: Green Bullet Cycling will receive the following:
- Buchmann

- Jakobsen

- FruitnOats 2nd round draft pick

“I think that the Tour de France’s course suits me well this year,” Kruijswijk said. (2018) “I’m now looking to take the last step, to get on the podium of a grand tour. That’s what I want to go for next year. For me, the podium is the ultimate goal.”

FruitnOats is in talks with its new riders that have arrived at training camp base to have a Fosters and to negotiate contracts ;)

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Wednesday 2.Jan 10:46, 2019
FruitnOats (Press Release) WE HAVE A TRADE

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The DS is pleased to announce the trade of riders moving from FruitnOats to CT Glory and vice versa:


FruitnOats will receive the following riders:
-Kittel (60) (2020)
-CT Glory 4th round draft pick

In exchange: CT Glory will receive the following:
- Cavendish
- Planckaert
- Bouwman

"We need to continue to work on building a great roster, it's the only thing that we can do. For sure, things will turn around because Marcel is a great rider," said Mr Manager

FruitnOats have concluded talks with Kittel and his agents and have come to terms on an agreed salary.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Wednesday 2.Jan 10:40, 2019
Niklas Larsen ($3) , Julian Mertens ($3) and Raymond Kreder ($2) all signs a one year extension from 2018 till 2019 with GBC

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:15, 2019
Anything else than do the drafts when it happens is cheating

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:12, 2019
Need a lot of time to make sure my spreadsheets are in order

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:11, 2019
A week before any draft? You are really in hurry this time

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:05, 2019
All details need to be posted by 23:59 on Jan 5th. Anything posted later is invalid, bro.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:03, 2019
Great to finally get the reply without getting the answer to the question

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.Jan 00:00, 2019
Andy - as long as I get details on wage and contract length, the next chapter in the fan fiction series of the adventures of Mrs Kalinka can be posted whenever you want!

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Tuesday 1.Jan 22:21, 2019
After my usual hiatus at this time a year I'm ready to confirm who stays and who has to go:

Riders to be released:

Nacer Bouhanni
Louis Meintjes
Stijn Vandenbergh
Jeroen Meijers
Piet Allegaert

New contracts:

Ryan Gibbons - $14 - 2020
Sean Bennett - $14 - 2020
Colin Joyce - $13 - 2020
Robert Power - $13 - 2020
Rob Britton - $6 - 2019
M. Pelucchi - $3 - 2019
Nick Vd Lijke - $12 - 2020
D. Goncalves - $ 6 - 2019

Please yell if I did something wrong.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 1.Jan 18:50, 2019
*I have taken... 2019 starts nicely with some shite spelling from me.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 1.Jan 18:45, 2019
I have take Romain Hardy From Epo. Contract Details below but have already done the editing, Saving you a job Mr Kjeppen.

Romain Hardy - $8 (2020)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 31.Dec 13:25, 2018
AEON FLUX, SELENE Associates
K92-Team Neverland (Press Release 4)

After weeks of strong and healthy negotiations between riders, agents and administration the Team is proud to announce the contract renewals of Kristoffer, Neilson and Edward as well as Tim, Wout, Sam and Felix's contract extensions with respective wages increase.
These are the details:

Contract Renewals
Kristoffer Halvorsen - 19 (2020)
Neilson Powless------ 17 (2020)
Edward Planckaert--- 5 (2020)

Contract Extensions
Tim Wellens------------ 46 (2020)
Wout Van Aert--------- 46 (2020)
Sam Oomen----------- 42 (2020)
Felix Grossschartner-18 (2020)

We, still, have Herklotz situation to solve. The team will wait until Jan 5th to decide if he will remain with us or leave the group.

About trades and after the deal with Team Cycling Lions, we are only interested in one particular rider but we find that very dificult to be achieved.
The next days will dictate it but we can say we are very happy with this roster and looking forward for next season.

Mrs Aeon Flux/Mrs Selene
K92-Team Neverland Representatives

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 30.Dec 19:33, 2018
Keukeleire - 12 (2019)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 30.Dec 18:39, 2018
Extending deadline for my press release to right before the draft starts then since no pre-draft?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 30.Dec 18:15, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
in return I get boris' 5th draft pick

boris03 [Cycling lions] Sunday 30.Dec 18:12, 2018
McCarthy 18 (2020)
Cattaneo 13 (2020)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 30.Dec 18:03, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
contract details have to be posted for both of them. for cattaneo as well

boris03 [Cycling lions] Sunday 30.Dec 17:46, 2018
I think McCarthy-Keukeleire trade between me and Francisco wasn't processed into fantasy game.

boris03 [Cycling lions] Sunday 30.Dec 08:45, 2018
I release Denifl.

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Friday 28.Dec 08:12, 2018
FruitnOats (Press Release)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The DS is announcing the following re-signings.

Gasparotto: 3 (2019)
De Tier: 3 (2019)
Roosen: 14 (2020)

Released: Cherel and Stetina

"I'm absolutely delighted that Enrico's agreed to re-sign with our team as he brings a huge amount of experience. Not only in how to win, and consistently compete for victory in races, but also the many years that he's spent in the sport that will be a great asset to the younger riders," said Mr Manager.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 27.Dec 16:55, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Greipel, Albasini, Cattaneo, Hardy, Pichon and A Jensen for sale.
Willing to accept lesser riders in return who cost less $, or draft picks.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Thursday 27.Dec 16:43, 2018
If someone is willing to take the chance that Tosh Van der Sande gets free from his case I am trading him for a draftpick.

Will also accept a draftpick of any kind against Owen and maybe for Holst Enger also

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Thursday 27.Dec 14:51, 2018
Rather than do a separate pre-draft we'll bring Cordi and JoseDin into the game in the main draft the following way:

Round 1 starts off with four picks each for the two new managers. All unattached riders are avaliable, but:
- Only one pick of more than 2000 FC points last year (Sagan, Valverde, Tom Dumoulin)
- Only two picks of more than 500 FC-points last year

In addition to these four picks to start us off they'll also get another two picks each after CT Glory in the first round.

In all remaining rounds they get two picks each, starting of the round. In addition they get five extra draft picks after the main rounds are over which can only be used on unattached riders - bringing their number of total draft picks to 25.

I'll post the draft order and rules in a separate thread within the next few days. All is ready for people to firm up their extentions and trades by the end of 5th - then spreadsheet action the following six days....

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 26.Dec 18:05, 2018
Thanks for the input, zKobalt. Never thought about that as an option, but one to consider for future changes to our manager pool :)

I think EPO and I have been able to design a draft regime where our new entrants should be able to start on the front foot - details to be posted soon.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 26.Dec 15:17, 2018
I've gone over all messages here and updated teams accordingly. Not updated transfers yet, will do do soon.

Boris - given Denifl's contract was rescinded, you get the chance to re-think the contract renewal you posted in October. Would you like to drop him instead?

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Wednesday 26.Dec 09:15, 2018
Kruijswijk, Samuel Dumoulin, Holst Enger, Van der Poel, Bol and Owen are all open to be traded

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Tuesday 25.Dec 01:19, 2018
Merry Christmas all!

Just my 2c into this topic, maybe you could follow the NFL expansion draft process whereby the two new managers are only able to select/steal 10 riders from existing teams which are nominated by the existing managers. (say 5-8 riders nominated from each team at different price tiers for fairness.) Contracts shall be honoured at 75% to existing values based on current rules around trading riders. Managers with 'stolen' riders would be regiven compensatory draft picks.

The 2018 expansion was different as there were 6 new teams (including myself) entering into the draft, hence tapping into the unsigned rider pool was pretty fair. The same pre-draft method would work fine if there were more teams joining.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 23.Dec 20:20, 2018
Fair point on both counts. Just getting my head back into fantasy-mode, will revise and repost over the next few days.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 23.Dec 20:16, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
in that case their teams would be ridiculously strong... valverde, sagan, dumoulin, dmartin, kristoff ++ given to them for free. doesnt work. whats with the date january 1st? our deadline is january 5th for renewals. i can just wait until january 2nd to release my riders then, but if i do it 31st of december then they are free game for the new guys? thats a very arbitrary system.

if they are first in the main draft they will still get first chance to sign sagan etc., but they cant sign all of the world class riders, which is how it should be. has to be.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 23.Dec 19:55, 2018
EPO - Cordi and Josedin's pre-draft will be from all riders who are unsigned on January 1st, including those out of contract after this season (hello Sagan and Valverde).

I agree that pre-draft should be as early as possible to allow for trading and everyone to be able to plan their draft well in advance.

Josedin/Cordi - I suggest we find a time on one of the first days of January to do your first ten picks each. Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes in total. Does 19:30 CET on January 1st work for you?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 21.Dec 17:31, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
By "unsigned" I assume you mean "not under contract in 2018", so Sagan etc. can't be signed until the main draft.
When is the pre-draft? And will the two new managers be able to make trades before the main draft? I think it was like this last year at last.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Friday 21.Dec 13:57, 2018
I suggest the following for our two new managers:
- Ten draft picks pre-draft, only from unsigned riders
- 15 draft picks in the main draft, but no stealing in the last seven drafts

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 19.Dec 14:47, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
it is written in this thread:


"Timing of drafts:
January 5th - 23:59 (Luxman needs timestamp so he can post a minute prior to it):
Deadline for trades
Deadline for renewing contracts expiring in 2018 and extensions/wage increases of up to four contracts not ending in 2018
January 11th - 12th: Winter draft

Summer draft will be 7th-8th of June with contract and trade deadline a few days earlier.

Number of draft picks:
8 in the winter, 5 in the summer"

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 19.Dec 10:53, 2018
God-damn. Have to check in tonight to do some managing. Sorry for being so inactive atm

What is the time lines again? Where can I check them?

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 12.Dec 20:33, 2018
I think he's after a baked Potato which is also known as Dan Martin when he cracks.

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 12.Dec 20:08, 2018
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Well, since you collect for an untouched eye wierd potatos, its kind of hard to identify whitch of my potatos you are after, that will actually fit your collection..

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 12.Dec 19:45, 2018
Re-sign my potato rider or not?

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 12.Dec 19:45, 2018
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
My whole team fixed for 2019. People kicked, and re signings left, right and center.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Wednesday 12.Dec 19:11, 2018
Delaplace, Navardauskas, Van Genchten, Pantano and Clement didn't get and extension for 2019 and will join the draft for the upcoming season

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 12.Dec 19:08, 2018
He only knows what MMS is

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 12.Dec 17:17, 2018
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Remember to congratulate Steinvik on his last exam today this semester - if you guys suddenly have become SMS buddies ;)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 12.Dec 17:04, 2018
Bendit and Steinvik confirmed as continuing! Have emailed Neko #KjeppenMinuttForMinutt

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 12.Dec 14:45, 2018
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Considering renaming the game using your wording; the greatest dynasty cycling game ever :)


Contact data for neko sent on PM.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 12.Dec 14:01, 2018
I've texted Steinvik and stig who I regard as the only Norwegian participants I'm not 100% are competing for 2019 yet.

Anyone have contact details for neko? Tomas?

Given positive responses it looks like no teams leaving and two new Spanish amigos in. Just awaiting these responses before returning with a pre-draft suggestion.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 9.Dec 23:59, 2018
Andy - your current teams is one of the most random ever compiled by a manager trying to compete for victory and not just4bantz. I would be willing to offer Fire engine, except he's higher class than Pitchie.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 9.Dec 23:37, 2018
When can I terminate the contract to Porte? ;)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 9.Dec 23:11, 2018
Cordi3 - just send me messages with any questions you might have.

Short summary - I've worked about 350 hours overtime this year, a significant part of which has been in the last few months, nicely coinciding with the off-season if nothing else. I've recently been moved to a new position which means this is no longer necessary and finally ready to turn focus fully over to FC and 2019 :) Even considering living more cleanly in 2019 - though perhaps my propensity for tipsyness isn't fully tied in with strain from work ;)

I will be getting fully up to speed and posting specifics over the next few days. Will be analyzing the phrasing of Francisco's press release in particular to suss out which Port wine and Fado has put him in this trascendent state to replicate it myself :)

Cordi3 [Rioja] Wednesday 5.Dec 15:22, 2018
Hi, thanks for warn me.
I'm in, a little lost with the procese but in.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 3.Dec 14:22, 2018
Looking forward to get the case out of the world. Also told Porte the coming season will be his final in my team unless he manage to buy himself out of it before the season starts, which seems very unlikely.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 3.Dec 13:29, 2018
AEON FLUX, SELENE Associates
K92-Team Neverland (Press Realease 3)

We are, from this date on, the Team's representatives in both areas, Law and Administration.
Our first mission will be at International Courts to represent our client in Mrs Kalinka's Process. We strongly advice Mr Andy from Lux Finest Team, to arrange more than Porte to get a proper support from his lawyer...

Regarding Administration, we want to inform the SF community and Monsieur Le Partykjeppen, in particular, that Mads Wurtz Schimdt will no longer remain with K's Team.
This was a very difficult decision and despite we fear we will see some kind of "Mike Teunissen's dejá vu situation", the Team needs to increase her budget to try to keep competitive.

The Dane will join Mosca and Guardini in departures.
McCarthy is also leaving but in a deal with Cycling Lions, involving Keukeleire.

Powless, Halvorsen and Planckaert will see their contract renewed.
Contract Renewals and Wage Increases will be public in the following weeks.

Mrs Aeon Flux and Mrs Selene,
K92-Team Neverland Representatives

P.S. goon1221 [BMC] Monday 29.Oct 21:47, 2018
9th FC-manager overall - 10th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Does this game includes insanity or does it comes along with it ? :D:D

So, what are you waiting for, goon?.. :)

Remi [LSK Cycling] Sunday 18.Nov 10:59, 2018
New contract

Barbero 20
Finetto 15
Ganna 10
L Hamilton 3
C Hamilton 4
Pardini 8
Simion 6
Nizzolo 40
All 2020

New wage
Ballerini 8

Bye bye
Benfatto
Busato
Felline
Marini
Modolo
Valverde
Vendrame

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Wednesday 7.Nov 22:21, 2018
17th FC-manager overall - 17th FC-manager last 6 weeks
New wages :

Dupont (2020) : 16€
Kuss (2020) : 12€
Ciccone (2020) : 14€

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Tuesday 6.Nov 23:55, 2018
I'm at the sweet spot where I want the pie distributed evenly, but also want it maximized so that every slice is as big as possible.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 6.Nov 23:51, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
"If you steal from someone who doesn't have any draft picks left, they get the chance to steal back from you or sign an unattached rider"

A clarification here; it is the original last round draft pick that counts, not counting traded draft picks.


"... level the playing field..."
You vote for the Labour party, don't you? They also have this "everyone should be equal" philosophy. The direct consequence of such a change is that stupid choices are punished less, and I assume that is also the intention.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 6.Nov 23:05, 2018
"January 5th - 23:59 (Luxman needs timestamp so he can post a minute prior to it): "

I wasn't even the one who posted the latest in last window..

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Tuesday 6.Nov 23:02, 2018
Hi,

Good to see so many of you eager and posting updates to your teams already, much appreciated.

As far as I'm concerned the following is set in stone for 2019:

Timing of drafts:
January 5th - 23:59 (Luxman needs timestamp so he can post a minute prior to it):
Deadline for trades
Deadline for renewing contracts expiring in 2018 and extensions/wage increases of up to four contracts not ending in 2018
January 11th - 12th: Winter draft

Summer draft will be 7th-8th of June with contract and trade deadline a few days earlier.

Number of draft picks:
8 in the winter, 5 in the summer

All the current rules will apply:
Riders who were on an expiring contract and was renewed can't be traded in the winter window
Riders can be stolen by doubling their current salary, quadrupling if U23-status
If you steal from someone who doesn't have any draft picks left, they get the chance to steal back from you or sign an unattached rider
If you want to extend the contract of a rider, you have to add at least 15% of current wage for a one year-extention, 25% for two years. This is always rounded up if the number has a decimal (use the CEILING(..;1)-function in Excel, my broz).

Still not landed:
Whether anyone is leaving
If anyone else than our two new Iberian homies are joning
Whether we should set a higher minimum squad size than 20 given it's 23(?) in 2019 for WT-teams.

I totally see your point regarding different strategies and setting competitive wages will allow you to maintain a squad close to the max-size, EPO. On the other hand, the spririt of the game is for us to make mock WT-teams, so bringing us closer to those regulations makes sense to me.

If we raise the minimum squad size to 23, it would bring us in line with the current regulation and also level the playing field a bit more given that bigger squad size has meant more points in general so far?

We can do a quick straw poll, first one of yay/nay to get five votes wins.

I'll intensify work on checking up on existing plus new managers so we can decide on how to bring new managers in. Probably like in previous instances with a pre-draft and then with more picks than the rest of us in the main draft - but depends on number of managers entering and leaving.

I _almost_ have a promotion in place which should mean less less overtime and more FC, so posting a bit erratically until it's over the line :)

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Tuesday 6.Nov 01:13, 2018
Has the squad sizes for 2019 been confirmed yet?

sylvainm [sylvainm] Thursday 1.Nov 20:59, 2018
lutsenko and banaszek are open for trades proposals for me

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 1.Nov 17:05, 2018
This seems as credible as our Bananito-deal

Nathan [CT Glory] Thursday 1.Nov 16:05, 2018
Sure thing

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 1.Nov 16:04, 2018
Only if it includes all Germans on your team

Nathan [CT Glory] Thursday 1.Nov 16:00, 2018
Soooooo ,Marcel Kittel guys. Who wants to make a deal? :D

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Tuesday 30.Oct 16:38, 2018
5th FC-manager overall - 5th FC-manager last 6 weeks
No fear here :D ... just like to mock you guys a little bit every now and then :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 30.Oct 16:16, 2018
11th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
"Fear of missing out" I reckon.

Did a mini update - removed links to season fantasy on all race-related pages for all users not having an user-id connected to a season fantasy team.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Tuesday 30.Oct 16:11, 2018
5th FC-manager overall - 5th FC-manager last 6 weeks
FOMO ?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 30.Oct 15:11, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Goon join, and find out. You know you want to. No point in suffering from FOMO. :)

zKobalt [FruitnOats] Tuesday 30.Oct 11:01, 2018
FruitnOats (Press Release)

The DS is announcing the following releases. We wish these riders well with continuing to help their opposition by riding on the front of the peloton.

Roberto Fiat (not Ferrari)
Atapuma
Backaert
Brandle
Feillu
Kreder
Armee
Gaudin


Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 29.Oct 22:24, 2018
I have already contacted my lawyer to prove innocent of these ridiculous charges. As payment the lawyer demanded Porte for 2019

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 29.Oct 21:50, 2018
17th FC-manager overall - 17th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Aragonite : Nothing. Nathan is hallucinating.

goon1221 [Jinx.inc] Monday 29.Oct 21:47, 2018
5th FC-manager overall - 5th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Does this game includes insanity or does it comes along with it ? :D:D

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 29.Oct 21:16, 2018
K92-Team Neverland (Press Release 2)

We want to announce that Andrea Guardini will no longer be part of this great team.
We are very disapointed with him because with today's result Team K will change places with Nibalies Team and will be one place down on January's Draft.
Totally unaccepted, specially from a rider who did nothing during all the season.

We also want to announce Jacopo Mosca departure. In his case nothing to point on his behaviour, only poor performence and high wage.
He will be a free rider next season and, together with Guardini, they will represent 28€ profit in K's budget.

P.S. We also want to make public our discontent with Lux Finest Team DS, Andy, regarding Ms Kalinka affair.
Last summer we were close to get her in our office and Andy's interference ruined the deal
Now, all this off season burocratic work is made by our DS instead of that gorgeous... i mean... efficient office worker.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 29.Oct 18:57, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
What did Raim do wrong?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 29.Oct 15:08, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
These can be traded:
Greipel, Albasini, Cattaneo, Pichon, Jensen, Hardy.

Due to budget issues I can in return take weaker riders who cost less $.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Monday 29.Oct 14:25, 2018
Kruijswijk, Samuel Dumoulin, Holst Enger, Van der Poel, Bol and Owen are all open for trade suggestions

Nathan [CT Glory] Monday 29.Oct 13:44, 2018
Raim betrayed us, he gets a payback.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 29.Oct 11:40, 2018
17th FC-manager overall - 17th FC-manager last 6 weeks
edit *van Baarle gets 12€

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 29.Oct 10:53, 2018
17th FC-manager overall - 17th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Released :

Betancur
Kuznetsov
Laengen
Lammertink
Oss
Räim
Reyes
Rosa
Vanendert

Renewed :

Van Baarle 9€ / 2019

Extended:

Philipsen 14€/2020

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 28.Oct 23:52, 2018
You're all Premature Primozes, I'm just back from getting quite a bit heavier and dumber (thank you no deal-Brexit insecurity exchange rate) and a lot of business is done already!

I can hereby announce that König, Gatto, Rojas and Blythe can ski to fuck away from Il Piccolo Partykjepps.

Nathan [CT Glory] Sunday 28.Oct 19:23, 2018
Released:
Lars Boom
Luke Durbridge
Marko Kump
Francesco Gavazzi

Renewed:
Victor Campenaerts - 17 - 2019
Hugh Carthy - 10 - 2020

Extended:
Dion Smith - 10 - 2020
Hugo Hofstetter - 15 - 2020
Stan Dewulf - 6 - 2020
Julius Johansen - 5 - 2020

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 27.Oct 21:15, 2018
Can't see any better captains on outgoing contract than a certain on my team.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 27.Oct 19:58, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
As long as the newcomers pay sufficient to avoid steals, Sagan and Dumoulin are good team leaders.

boris03 [Cycling lions] Saturday 27.Oct 18:35, 2018
I'm pretty sure neko is staying.
For my team:
Bevin 10 (2020)
De Gendt 7 (2019)
Denifl 6 (2019)
Madrazo 5 (2020)
Majka 43 (2020)
McCabe 4 (2020)
Rabitsch 5 (2019)
Antunes 7 (2020)
Sosa 20 (2020)
De La Cruz 12 (2020)
Frank 14 (2019)
Released:
Dumoulin
Mamykin
Craddock
Cummings
Bodnar

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 27.Oct 17:34, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
and with 2 spaniards joining thats an extra $800. have to figure out how they should be entered into the game.

boris: is neko staying for 2019? and is dumoulin staying?..

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 27.Oct 16:30, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Quite surprised at that. It makes the initial price Sagan is picked up at very interesting, what with all the spare cash that Assassin will be sitting on.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 27.Oct 15:42, 2018
You are allowed, I have done that earlier. But you of course take the risk that somebody else takes him before it is your turn

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 27.Oct 15:13, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
You will be better off getting his cousin Connor, I'll give you Ben, free of charge. :)Final question, I'm guessing it's not allowed to ditch a rider, then pick them up at a cheaper price as one of your draft picks?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 27.Oct 14:29, 2018
Correct. So don't feel safe when you renew Ben Zwifty and I want him on my team after you rejected my trade offer in the summer ;)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 27.Oct 14:07, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Cheers Andy. And newly contracted riders can be stolen immediately?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 27.Oct 14:01, 2018
You can give a free rider whatever you want. That rule is only when you trade riders.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Saturday 27.Oct 13:55, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Can someone clarify something for me? Has Sagan's new contract got to be 75% of his last wage, or is it just what someone is prepared to pay him? As a newly contracted rider could someone then steal Sagan if they are prepared to double his new wage?

sylvainm [sylvainm] Saturday 27.Oct 10:32, 2018
Renewals for me :

Van der Hoorn - 13$ (2020)

Contracts extensions :

Ackermann - 28$ (2020)
Maciejuk - 3$ (2020)
Bagioli - 4$ (2020)
Gebregzabhier - 5$ (2020)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 26.Oct 19:35, 2018
He said I looked like Seb Reichenbach and I gave him the choice of leaving the team or getting thrown off of a cliff.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 26.Oct 19:33, 2018
What has Sagan done wrong to deserve this treatment?

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 26.Oct 17:38, 2018
Therefore renewals will be:

Manuel Belletti - $15 (2019)
Gianluca Brambilla - $25 (2019)
Simone Velasco - $4 (2020)

And then extensions:
Tadej Pogacar - $23 (2020)
Jan Polanc - $18 (2020)
Damien Touze - $8 (2020)
Kevin Ledanois - $8 (2020)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 26.Oct 17:27, 2018
To be released for me:

Peter Sagan
Simon Gerrans (2019 contract but now retired, already posted on cancellations thread)
Romain Sicard
Benat Intxausti
Brendan Canty
Marco Marcato
Oscar Sevilla
Ahmet Orken
Markus Eibegger (Retiring but 2018 contract anyway)
Mauricio Ortega
Jose Serpa

sylvainm [sylvainm] Friday 26.Oct 16:29, 2018
Theuns, Mortier, Edmondson and Brochner won't be renewed

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 25.Oct 00:16, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
> "We should do a small discussion on number of draft picks in the two windows plus regulations on squad size before opening threads for contract renewals, releases and trades. I'll open that thread in a couple of days unless anyone beats me to it :)"

This is perfect as it is. 8 drafts in the winter and 5 in the summer as usual. And no need to change anything about squad sizes either.
If you want many riders then just make good signings; riders that produce enough points per wage so that their contracts will be worth renewing, while also setting the wages high enough for them not be stolen. This fine balance is a large part of what the game is about. We don't want regulations that remove skill from the game and replaces it with luck... We already have the grand tour fantasy for that.

For starters, I won't be renewing these contracts for 2019:
Maxime Bouet, Vitaliy Buts, Davide Cimolai, Alexander Porsev.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 24.Oct 21:42, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Wish I had kept up with the transfers thread. Looks like it is an hour or two's read now.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 24.Oct 17:59, 2018
K92-Team Neverland (Press Release 1)

The first step, we are taking, regarding 2019 season, is contacting Herklotz and Vermote's agents to know if they think they will compete next year.

Team management hopes to be clarified as soon as possible in order to search for alterrnatives.

Regarding renewals and/or contracts extensions and wage increases work has been done, already, and conclusions coming soon.

Francisco, K92-Team Neverland DS

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 22.Oct 23:54, 2018
Hello all,

I have been, and still will be out of FC-mode for a handful of more days due to an intensive period at work soon to be followed by a small vacation. Which will be a perfect opportunity for thinking about season fantasy and the upcoming year. Even though Dusan was raced too lightly this year and Bazhkou has turned out to be a disaster, I like my prospects for 2019 :)

Big congrats to EPO on being the first manager to win two seasons! I will be buying you at least one Bulmer's at a time and place of your choice, though I do hope Hardy's slump continues as to teach you not to steal from me.

As far as new entrants go, Cordi and Josedin have posted/messaged their interest. Are you both decent in English and are aware that in order to participate you are expected to set off Friday-Saturday evening one weekend each in early January and June?

We can fit in two new managers, even if no one leaves. But we should check with all current participants that they're staying on before starting to work on pre-draft-format for new entrants.

For the January-draft we'll do the following:

January 5th - 23:59 (Luxman needs timestamp so he can post a minute prior to it):
Deadline for trades
Deadline for renewing contracts expiring in 2018 and extensions/wage increases of up to four contracts not ending in 2018
January 11th - 12th: Winter draft

Having the pre-draft situation ready almost a week in advance should give everyone ample time to prepare for the draft (Lists! Spreadsheets! Shrines! Pictures of rider's chubby babies!).

We should do a small discussion on number of draft picks in the two windows plus regulations on squad size before opening threads for contract renewals, releases and trades. I'll open that thread in a couple of days unless anyone beats me to it :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 15.Oct 20:41, 2018
I'm out of office until this weekend, will be posting then :)

JOSEDIN [SERVA LA BARI] Monday 15.Oct 18:53, 2018
join for 2019

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 1.Oct 00:45, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Do we have anyone wanting to leave or join for 2019?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 20.Sep 23:33, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Logreid; where is my trophy?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 3.Sep 00:43, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
It's easier to decide the faith of current riders if you know the outcome of the trading. Looking at my own team, I will have to say goodbye to one rider if 2 deadlines, but with 1 deadline and some smart trading he is likely to stay.

Not a big deal, it's the same for everyone, but it would change the dynamics ever so slightly.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 3.Sep 00:34, 2018
Deadline for all things contact-y before trading opens, case for: budgets, rosters, wages and contract lengths are all set in stone
Against: less room to swat away threats of steals if you don't agree to trade by increasing wage

The biggest gaping hole for me in the last few windows was that a cascade of wage increases and trades were announced just before the draft opened - rendering quite some research and preparation futile. A 48-hour window from the transfer (and possibly contract) window shutting and draft starting should negate that, at least.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 3.Sep 00:32, 2018
28th FC-manager overall - 28th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Before the summer draft we have one deadline for everything, here we have two. How about having just one deadline on Jan 9th? Contract renewals would/could be affected by how the trading goes.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 3.Sep 00:27, 2018
Revised as per typo pointed out by EPO:

Cordi has come forward with a wish to enter a new team. Anyone else fancy their hand?

Any of our existing managers want out of the greatest dynasty cycling game ever?

Probable timeline for winter draft of 2019:
December 31st: deadline for renewing contracts expiring in 2018 and extensions/wage increases of up to four contracts not ending in 2018
January 9th: Deadline for trades
January 11th - 12th: Winter draft

I already have a big-ass list of steals - but hard decisions on whether to extend LLS and Laporte.