Statty Matty’s Trade Chat
Hey Community, just a short one this week, but that’s good because there’s not a lot to say.
If you listened to the podcast you’ll know that Lekdog and Damo had one main thing to say this week. “Essendon shat the bed”. Wait, no, actually they had 2 things to say. DO NOT TRADE. If that’s not clear enough … well, maybe Supercoach isn’t for you.
However there are some exceptions to the DO NOT TRADE rule after Rounds 1 and 2.
Firstly “Trading for injury” (e.g. Rance, Doedee) is the main reason you should trade now. No point being stuck with good coin sitting on the bench for the season, let alone just one week. $400k for either of those blokes can be traded into a Nic Newman ($394k) or Christian Salem ($445k).
Secondly “Corrective trading your rookies”. If one of your rookies doesn’t look like getting a game, or you missed a high performing rookie, you can wait another week. Or if you think there are more than 2 rookies you need to trade in/out, make 1-2 of those trades now, and 2 next week.
But don’t trade your premium players, you picked them for a reason and they will have bad days occasionally. And whatever you do, don’t go trading out premos for MPRs who had a good week.
Finally, while a great Round 1 score can set you on the right path for the season, there are 23 weeks in the season. Don’t be disheartened if you had a bad score. Stick to your plan, don’t make rash decisions.