2020 BBFFL#2 Season Launch
Welcome to BBFFL#2 for our 9th season. The Marsh Community Series kicks off this evening. The keys dates for this season are outlined below. At this stage I am working on the assumption all 18 coaches from last year are keen to go around again in 2020 – if this is not the case please let me know ASAP to find someone to step into the breach.
Great work to the 13 coaches who have signed up – by my reconciliation we are still waiting for @Aceman, @Birch19, @Come_Back_Hirdy, @Crazy_Bomber and @The_Ant to setup on UF. Let me know if you haven’t seen the invite or have changed email addresses since last year.
There are no rule changes proposed to what we used last year – just a reminder that the onfield setup is as follows:
Backs x 5
Centres x 6
Forwards x 5
Ruck x 1
Utility x 1
Note, emergencies only replace a non-scoring player if they have the same position allocation. If your utility doesn’t play the first scoring interchange player will replace them.
For any potential top up players ie Nigel Lockyer, we will again allow them to be picked up at any time in our draft, which would include before they are officially AFL listed. My understanding is that clubs have until 15 March 2020 to finalise their supplementary picks.
I appreciate there are some issues, ie we won’t be certain they will get listed which could mean a wasted pick and also, we won’t necessarily have a UF position for the player when they are drafted. However, the pros outweigh the cons of this approach.
We will also run a mid-season draft after round 11 like last season, with reverse ladder order used to select newly listed players.
KEY AFL DATES
Marsh Community Series 20 February to 9 March
Round 1 commences 19 March
KEY BBFFL#2 DATES
Final trades to be finalised by 6pm 6 March
Squads to be trimmed to 20 by 10pm 7 March
Afternoon of 8 March a spreadsheet with available players will be circulated
Draft to commence no later than midday on 9 March
Draft to be completed by Tuesday 17 March
Partial Lockout for Round 1 at 7.20pm Thursday 19 March
For our keepers, my preference is for you to select your 20 keepers in UF rather than posting in Blitz. Any trades that take place will not be reflected immediately on UF and I will add the players once the keepers are finalised. Anyone wishing to list a LTI will have to do so prior to the commencement of the draft to get a pick in the post draft ‘LTI Draft’. Otherwise you will have to wait until the first free agency period to acquire a replacement.
Note that thanks to super tip from @Dunlop we will now only have 30 places available in our squads until the draft is completed. Once it is finalised I will increase the squad size to 32 which will then allow coaches to be allocated with their LTI replacements.
We will once again be using UF for the draft. It has worked really well the past 2 years. I will still send out the initial spreadsheet with averages for the last couple of years and also post the overall draft picks in Blitz. The combination of email alerts and texting should ensure the draft moves smoothly.
Don’t forget that trading remains open so please do the right thing by other coaches and respond to their PMs. There is nothing more frustrating than a non response.
As always let me know if you have any questions or issues. Go Bulls!