Last week it was Fyfe, Green & Hickey – this week it seems there is trade panic around Barlow, Rockliff and a host of others.
Without doubt, in terms of overall rank, trading is a more important game element than initial starting squads.
Great traders are much like the great AFL footballers – while they come pre-blessed with a certain level of natural ability, to become elite in their field they have had to train hard to fine tune skill while remaining extremely disciplined in their approach.
Mick The Mad Irishman (follow him on twitter here @Da_Mad_Irishman) worked with me on an article dedicated to the art of trading in the Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Magazine that was released leading into the 2015 season. Within this article were two significant flow diagrams – given the events of Round 2, I feel it extremely timely to reflect carefully on these before we make any trades this week.
The biggest mistake made every year by both the experienced and non-experienced Supercoaches is the trading out of a Premium selection. It normally happens in the early part of the season when a Premium undergoes a run of poor form. The Premium selection is traded out for another Premium who has started the season with a run of red hot form. This is the best example of shortsightedness in the Supercoach game. Often the form of both players will reverse and you will have both wasted a trade — and reduced the scoring capacity of your team. This scenario has already been demonstrated with those who went from Fyfe to Priddis or those who traded into Hickey after Round One.
Scenario One – Injury to a Premium Selection (The Rockliff Dilemma)
Scenario Two – Changed Role With a Team (The Barlow Dilemma)
While it may seem to go against all of your SuperCoach trading instincts, when running Rockliff and Barlow through the two dichotomous keys it seems that a solid play may be to hold both Rockliff and Barlow!
A fascinating decision awaits all SuperCoaches this week. Your decision to trade or hold will have a significant bearing on your overall rank.
Enjoy the week Community!
Peter J Higginbotham