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2015 Player Retention

Discussion in 'FFB Fantasy League' started by Misanthrope, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    With just two rounds remaining in the current FFBRL season (plus finals), it's time for us to lock in our retentions for the coming season.

    You have until the conclusion of Round 26 to do this

    Who Can I Retain?

    You are able to retain 13 players of any stat level.

    You can retain an additional 4 players who are of 7/6 or 6/7 quality and below (no 7/7s, no 8s, no 9s etc).

    What Next?

    All additional players will be made free agents and enter into the draft. Players who have returned to the game (such as Benji Marshal) will be entered into the draft, as will players not already in the database.

    Go!​


    Done So Far

    1. New England Celtic
    2. Oregon Timberwolves **UNCOACHED**
    3. Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte RLFC
    4. Springfield Wildcats
    5. Sydney Vipers
    6. South Canberra Knights
    7. Shenzhen Sharkitohs
    8. Brisbane Bulls
    9. Raymond Terrace Tanks

    Waiting For
    1. Mu'a Saints
    2. St. John's Crusaders **UNCOACHED**
    3. Newcastle Crusade
    4. Multiple Scoregasms
    5. New Zealand Churr Bros
     
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  2. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    Subject to Change

    New England Celtic

    Top 13
    1. Roger Tuivassa-Sheck
    2. Josh Dugan
    3. Cameron Smith
    4. Joseph Leilua
    5. Boyd Cordner
    6. Josh Jackson
    7. Gareth Widdop
    8. Morgan Escare
    9. Josh Charnley
    10. Danny Brough
    11. Danny Houghton
    12. Beau Scott
    13. Semi Radradra

    Juniors
    1. Sione Mata’utia
    2. Adam Clydesdale
    3. Dale Copley
    4. James Tedesco
     
  3. Dutchy

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    Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte RLFC

    RETAINING

    1. Kieran Foran
    2. Zac Hardaker
    3. Justin Carney
    4. Peta Hiku
    5. Jamie Lyon
    6. Paul Vaughan
    7. Anthony Watmough
    8. Nathan Peats
    9. Aidan Sezar
    10. Tim Lafai
    11. Ryan Atkins
    12. Josh Starling
    13. Brenton Lawrence

    14. Dylan Walker
    15. Tupou Sopoaga
    16. Jack Littlejohn


    Released -

    Braith Anasta
    Reece Robinson
    Justin Horo
    Mickey Paea
    Willie Manu
    Jeremy Smith
    Apisai Koroisau
    Sam Kasiano
    Dan Hunt
    Stefan Ratchford

    Open to Trade for 76 and lower.
     
  4. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    Oregon Timberwolves (Coach Needed)

    Top 13

    1. Jamal Idris
    2. Manu Vatuvei
    3. James Maloney
    4. Ben Matulino
    5. Greg Bird
    6. Dave Taylor
    7. Pat Richards
    8. Aidan Guerra
    9. Jacob Lillyman
    10. Gavin Cooper
    11. Joel Thompson
    12. Jamie Jones-Buchanan
    13. Justin O'Neill

    Juniors
    1. Robert Lui
    2. Daniel Vidot
    3. Cameron King
    4. Luke Brooks
     
  5. whall15

    whall15 Coach

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    I'm assuming we're still doing a re-rate?

    1. Jarryd Hayne
    2. Johnathan Thurston
    3. Paul Gallen
    4. James Roby
    5. Matt Scott
    6. Sam Thaiday
    7. Mitch Aubusson
    8. Josh McGuire
    9. Chris McQueen
    10. Joseph Paulo
    11. Shaun Lunt
    12. Jason Baitieri
    13. Gareth Hock

    PLUS
    14. Trent Hodkinson
    15. Tom Symonds
    16. Jason Taumalolo
    17. Jeff Robson

    RELEASED
    Brent Tate - Retired
    Ben Cockayne
    Kieran Dixon
    Rhys Hanbury
    Albert Kelly
    Micky Higham
    Jack Reed
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
    Chris Lawrence
     
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  6. Dutchy

    Dutchy Immortal

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    Retentions should be done after a re-rate.
     
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    yeh that will alter things big time
    is it based on current ratings? if not we need to sort ratings first.
    and what about guys retiring leaving RL etc?
     
  8. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    Just as it was done in the ASRL for years, retentions are done before the rerate. With rating requests available to everybody in the season and it not exactly being hard to know who is due an upgrade/downgrade, it should be easy to pick your 17.

    The draft is done after the re-rate.

    If a player is retiring or leaving the NRL/ESL, they're out.
     
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    Are you telling me that I'm about to lose my best two players: Sonny-Bill Williams and Sam Burgess? If so, that is seriously messed up!


    Subject to Change

    Sydney Vipers

    Top 13
    1. Glen Butteriss
    2. Oliver Holmes
    3. Ben Hannant
    4. Sisa Waqa
    5. Antonio Winterstein
    6. Jarrod Croker
    7. Michael Shenton
    8. Jarrod Mullen
    9. Nate Myles
    10. Tom Briscoe
    11. Jeff Lima
    12.
    13.

    Juniors
    1. David Klemmer
    2. Paul Carter
    3. Tommy Lee
    4. Matthew Russell
     
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  10. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, yes, they would be ineligible just as Benji Marshall was for the New Zealand Churr Bros when he jumped to Union.

    Seriously f**ked luck.
     
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    This royally ****s my team. I've inherited a pretty average squad except for a couple of decent players. I'll also lose Nathan Merritt, David Stagg and Liam Fulton to retirement. Outside of a few stars, I'm expecting a heap of my players to go down in rating as well.
     
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    I lost Marshall and Ferguson. And next year they both could be back. Thats whats f**ked up.
     
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    I appreciate where you are coming from, however; you're not losing a bunch of 10 and 9 stated players
     
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    Marshall was a nine. The halves are an area I'm struggling in with hope that Ben Hunt gets himself up. Not comparing me to your situation either, it's a shit unlucky situation. No way to work around it.
     
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    Subject to change before deadline

    1-Tim Simona
    2-Ryan Hall
    3-John Sutton
    4-Richie Myler
    5-Aiden Tolman
    6-Tim Mannah
    7-Brett Ferres
    8-Gareth Ellis
    9-Joe Westerman
    10-James Segeyaro
    11-James Tamou
    12-Matt Gillett
    13-Paul Aiton

    14-Kelepi Tanginoa
    15-Sauaso Sue

    Released

    Brett Hodgson (retired)
    Ben Barba
    Dave Williams
    Keith Galloway
    Ryan Morgan
    Peni Terepo
    Will Zillman
    Luke Douglas
    Scott Moore
    Jermaine McGilvary
    Matt Cook
    Jarrod Sammut
    Luke Robinson
     
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    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    It does, I agree. I'm not sure what to do about it, though. We set the precedent last year when NT lost the players he's said. It wasn't about their quality as much as it was about consistency.

    He won't get first crack at Benji now that he's back, either. It's just an unfortunate situation.

    If the majority want to overturn it, I'll bow to the general consensus, but I imagine most will be for sticking with the current system since it helps them to do so.
     
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    As this is my first season of FFBRL I'm unaware of the coach retention rate or if you are looking for an "even" competition or allowing long term coaches to build super clubs.

    As a new coach, this sucks and has taken the wind out of what I think has been a successful relaunch of a club. Based on what I have read there is no equalisers when you lose a Benji or an SBW. We aren't governed by a salary cap (allowing me to pay overs for replacement talent) or provided additional draft picks to secure additional quality talent. With the average player statistic far lower than the ASRL, the quality in the draft will be far lower too. There will also be no change of recasting players stats while we remain in the NRL off season.

    They are my thoughts on the matter. If I was around for the Benji defection I would have said keep him in available the game. I'm old school ASRL and I appreciate this is a new world.
     
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    I see this point. I started during the last off season and made some trades pick ups which will keep my team going. I am losing my only hooker in Kingston and Ben Teo as well. Not sure what options there are to fix it.

    Maybe a extra draft pick at end of a round based on the quality of a player lost to different sport/code. Like the NFL extra draft picks based on the lose of players to over teams.
     
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    Bulls

    Alex Glenn Anthony Milford Brett Morris Danny Tickle Glenn Stewart Josh Mansour Josh Reynolds Kevin Sinfield Leroy Cudjoe Matthew Moylan Rangi Chase Sam Perrett Trent Merrin


    Alex Johnston Chris Sandow Edrick Lee Jack Wighton Mitchell Cornish
     
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    I'm for sticking with the current system because it makes sense. Can't have a heap of guys in Union being rated on different positions, performances and comp standards. It's luck of the draw, and unfortunately in this case it's bitten these two guys in the arse. On the up side, knowing Mr C and Micky from ASRL, I find it very hard to believe they're going to struggle.

    @ Micky I have a spare hooker or two, they're not quite on the level of the giant of the game that is Kevin Kingston (does he still have a 10 defence in ASRL? Fun re-rate that was) but I'd be happy to try work something out before or after finals. Maybe reply in the trades thread if you're keen, don't want to clog this up.

    I'm working on the assumption trades are still open for a while Mis? Often this is a good period to really tinker/grab a bargain if people value players differently.

    I'll get my retentions up soon, watch this space.
     

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