2018 FF Original discussion thread


#2427

When’s the draft being held?


#2428

Usually either the weekend before or the weekend of Labor Day weekend (the Victorian public holiday).


#2429

thanks


#2430

Is that confirmed? I’m getting married in February and between the wedding and honeymoon I’m wiped out until the end of Feb. A March draft would be ideal for me, but if I know now I can make alternate arrangements to cover a Feb draft.


#2431

Not confirmed. Has been the first or second weekend of March the last few years.
I don’t think it’s ever been in February.


#2432

From memory it’s normally 2 weeks before the afl season starts.

Oh and congrats on the upcoming wedding @You_Shall_Be_Smoten


#2433

Are you getting married in your Essendon footy jumper?


#2434

Can confirm. After the success of last year’s trial return to the Labour Day start date, it’ll officially start on Labour Day again (March 11 AEDST). We’ve never held a Feb draft whilst the draft has been held on Blitz, but given the tight time-frame between Labour Day and the first game (10 days), we’ll be continually evaluating whether things stay that way or revert back to the first Monday in March.

Bottom line if you prefer the Labour Day start, its on everyone to back up last year’s phenomenal 6 day effort and be on top of things, so the draft can keep moving along and finish in a week.


#2435

Awesome. I’ll be on board for whatever everyone else decides (back to work on Feb 25th).


#2436

How about starting it on the 10th? Maybe at say 6pm? We could possibly get through the 1st round that night if most people are around, then from 8am on Labour Day we can hit the draft hard.


#2437

If it goes anything like the last few years, our Keepers will go in on the Friday, xls sheet is sent through on Saturday and around 10 to 20 picks are taken before the official start on Monday morning.


#2438

Sidenote…
I thought the main reason AD has been linked to Boston is because Kyrie and the Brow are good mates and want to play on the same teams.

That’s why there’s talk of Kyrie joining AD and Lebron in LA.


#2439

Wrong thread??


#2440

Very sidenote.


#2441

Hmmm…
How’d that happen…


#2442

I’m ok with a start on the 11th, suspect that with some luck we’ll get a number of picks done the day before as almost all JLT games will be done


#2443

This is the first time ever I’ll get to say “nah mate, I just wanna watch all three JLT games, AFLX games and My Kitchen Rules before I narrow down my pick to a list of 40 players”.


#2444

We could start now. Pick #1 is an absolute lock.


#2445

Mozzie!!!


#2446

Gotta be Ed Lower.
Malcolm Karpany should be a monty to be taken in the first round.