Hello community, I am back from my overseas trip! I know many of you were probably happy about my leave of absence and hoped I wasn’t allowed back into the country!
Firstly, can I say a massive thank you to our man Lekdog for covering on the Check-In whilst I was away – his commitment to the community cannot be questioned.
I took some time away from this great game to reflect, to seek out new sources of information, to find my inner resolve. After being in the top 1,000 the Gods struck me down for 5 successive weeks which saw the Chumps have $1m of premium midfielder meat sitting idly on the bench for 5 rounds doing stuff all and seeing my rank take a pounding and sliding to 10,000. It hurt me community, it hurt me in places you don’t talk about at parties but I have dealt with the angst and the frustration. I am happy to report that the slide has been arrested – the question is, can I make up the ground to finish inside the top 1%. I don’t know but I will bust a gut to make it happen. That is the aim.
Now onto this week. The great Meatloaf once preached, “like a bat outta hell, I’ll be gone when the morning comes”. I think those Meatloaf lyrics are speaking to us my fellow Supercoaches. The way I interpret those lyrics is to trade and don’t look back. For those that have been careful with trades, for those that have scrimped and saved and have been shopping in the “NQR” specials bin, for those known as tightwads amongst their mates, now is the time to rip off that second hand cardigan and go shopping – like a bat outta hell.. For those of you holding the likes of Salem, Oxley, Saad, Clark, Miller, FFS TBC – thank them for your service and the cash they have made our teams but it is time to say “be gone you mongrels”!
So what is this week’s dilemma?
My only dilemma is that I won’t be able to field 18 warm bodies on the field regardless of my trades this week. I had 17 on-field last week, likely to have 16 on-field this week and then have a choice of 21-22 next week. Not exactly how I planned it but hoping it holds me in reasonable stead.
Other than that, there isn’t too much of a dilemma, simply, it is time to trade! The dilemma is who to chop and who to trade to. I’m at full premium in my forward line and in the midfield (despite some questionable choices), so I will be focussing down back. I know there are coaches still holding Oxley, Salem and Miller and I think they also need to go this week. For those of you holding Tom Bellchambers – have a significant and prolonged look in the mirror – it is also time to piss him off for the smelly brown stain he has left on the front and rear of your pants – he has been that horrible. On the chopping block for me are the likes of Saad, Kmac and Dmac with a view to bring some A-grade defenders. I do not have much of a warchest so I will need to be wise to get to full premium by next week. I am likely to go either Hodge, Simpson or maybe even Laird as a POD – just not sure I trust Laird with The Concussion King Brodie Smith having another run at it this week (I want another look at Smith before pulling the trigger and getting him in). I also really like Mr Standard Deviation in Corey Enright but his R13 bye is somewhat problematic. despite the wrath of Jock, Higgins continues to be a wise choice for many coaches like Higgo. I must admit his DPP Fwd/Def status really has me thinking about him as an end of season D7 and F7 cover.
So what am I thinking about this week?
Purely focused on getting all lines to full premium as quickly as possible, and then, hopefully the premiums hit form and bring me home with a rush. I hope your premium choices reward you instantly! For me, I am looking at Hodge, Simpson or Enright but not sure at this stage. I know other coaches are looking at the likes of Danger, Murphy, Lewis and Sloane.