As we all know there are 3 weeks in the middle of the year where all 18 teams in the competition get a week off (6 a week). “Which teams are holidaying when”, I hear you ask? Well, if you just scroll up to the top of the page and look just under the Connect With Us logos in our banner, you’ll see a handy little graphic that Duck has put together to help everyone out. Its the little things Duck does that make us love him so much.
We saw in Badger Jnr’s team that his plan was to take a dive in R8 to increase his chances of winning Rounds 9 & 10 which is a totally valid strategy for coaches going for a league win and one that I employed a couple of years ago (although I still lost one of the other rounds damnit).
Alright, before you all accuse me of having the brain-power of a mentally-challenged cane toad, let me preface this post by saying it is FOR A LEAGUE WIN ONLY.
The purpose of this team is for my two and a half year old son to take the chocolates from my mates, not to win the overall comp. Kids these days…they’re technologically advanced and I’m appreciative in this instance – I can now concentrate on my overall-winning team which I’ll reveal closer to Friday.
As for Badger Jnr’s team, he’s adopting the Take A Dive strategy whereby he’ll drop round eight and increase his chances of winning rounds nine and ten. I also think that this gives him a distinct advantage in rounds 1-7 meaning he can be conservative with trades for a barnstorming finish and finals series. Just $1,700.00 in the bank so a change or two during the partial lockout may be required.
We’ve got a TON of leagues available for anyone looking for some good competition. Let me break ‘em down for you:
SCT Chicks League – For ladies looking to compete with other ladies who love their SC. Run by my wonderful, Hawks-supporting partner, Richo.
SCT Technical League – Where everyone starts with the same team and goes from there. Great fun and super competitive.
League of Extraordinary Coaches – For our high performers. Coaches in these leagues generally finished in the Top 1000 last year. If applying, you may be asked to provide evidence of how you went in 2013. Limited spots remain.
SCT Standard Leagues – For coaches who want a good level of competition against other likeminded coaches. Always popular.
If you’re interested in joining any of these, email me via this page and I’ll get back to you with a code (generally pretty quickly).
Top 5 – In no particular order
Luke McDonald (NM) $182k: Scores 61 & 69. He was taken under the father-son rule in the draft last October and has met most of the expectations in his first two NAB Challenge games. McDonald spent 2013 playing for VFL affiliate Werribee which means he’s used to playing against men. He’s one of the rookie no-brainers of 2014. He had 20 disposals in his first run, and complemented that with another 19 disposals in his second hit out.
Jeremy Laidler (Syd) $161k: Scores 43 & 84. The former Cat and Blue (26 games) has a new home in Sydney and having recovered from a dislocated knee in 2012 the Swans expect he will stabilise their defensive structure. Laidler only touched the leather 8 times in the first NAB Challenge match but certainly came to play in the second racking up 21 disposals.
Top 5 – In no particular order
D Currie (North) $109k: Scores 36 & 46. The former Swan is still yet to make his long awaited debut. A lot of SC’ers jumped on him at the start of last season after a dominant Nab Cup and positive words from the coach. Well, Currie will be competing with Goldstein, Petrie and Daw to break into the team, though Petrie and Daw will mostly play forward, it will still be difficult to fit all 4 into one team, well that just aint gona happen. His Nab campaign has again been impressive 6 disposals, 9 hit-outs and 1 goal then followed it up with 7 disposals, 8 hit-outs and 1 goal