January 26, 2012

The Ultimate Football Draft: and the season's (simulated) results.

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 12:15 PM - 9 comments

It's interesting that so many current players make the list. I need to peer more closely to see which interesting omissions there are. Tony Adams is one that comes immediately to mind.

posted by flannelenigma at 12:30 PM on January 26, 2012

I think there is probably some recency bias with this, but interesting exercise nonetheless. What the simulator did not account for, however, is that manager Jonathan Wilson's tactical nous would obviously pull his team up above the relegation zone.

posted by holden at 01:40 PM on January 26, 2012

I kind of liked that Wilson's team was of the romantic but flawed variety. Seemed apropos.

posted by yerfatma at 01:43 PM on January 26, 2012

What a lovely idea. Still annoyed that while OOTP allows you massive creativity to create whatever baseball league you want, FM2012 doesn't allow such craziness.

posted by Drood at 10:56 PM on January 26, 2012

George Best at pick # 27?


posted by owlhouse at 12:19 AM on January 27, 2012

I was suprised at how far many of these players fell in the draft, but I suppose the importance of building a team that would function caused a bit of that. (Maybe that's why my fantasy teams perform the way they do: i.e, poorly.)

posted by flannelenigma at 09:22 AM on January 27, 2012

Great idea, fun read!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on January 27, 2012

Where is Freddie Adu???

posted by Debo270 at 12:42 PM on January 27, 2012

Adu is in Philadelphia, where he had a decent 2011 for the Union IIRC.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:04 PM on January 28, 2012

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