Well community, I’ve for a confession to make. I’ve got to admit, I’m really struggling this year and I can’t seem to get back to a reasonable score.
Thankfully it’s not rookies who’ve burnt me (I think my advice has been solid), but my premos. Whitfield, Crisp, Martin>Brayshaw, Shiel, Danger, Heeney.
There’s not a lot you can do about underperforming premos. Wisdom says “hold your premos”, but I held Martin for 1 week too long, when I could have upgraded him to Neale for only a small cost. When I did eventually trade him, I chose between Merrett and Brayshaw. That decision alone has cost me 200 points since Round 4, and would have bumped me up over 20,000 places. Including the Neale non-decision, it’s cost me 314 points, and an extra 10,000 places. (I just checked and if I’d actually kept Martin, I’d have 3 more points than trading to Brayshaw. <sadface>)
It’s really easy to get bogged down on where you went wrong. The point I want to make it small decisions can have a big impact, but this works both ways. Finding that perfect POD and getting a run of points out of him can flip your season on it’s head. Don’t go overboard and pack PODs into your team, but look for a good one … maybe two, who is a POD but also likely to be top 6-8 come season end.
See ya in the comments.