From the HS website today:
SuperCoach will be bigger than ever in 2011 with a new team, Gold Coast, and new rules.
Among the changes:
– squads are up from 30 to 33 players, with an extra player on the bench in the forward line, midfield and defence
– coaches have 24 trades for the year, up from 20 last season
– private league matches start in Round 1
There are no private league games in the “multi-bye” weekends when three teams have the bye – Rounds 4-6, Round 16 and Round 19 – but player scores on those weekends still count towards the overall prize.
Prices are generally down across the board to accommodate three extra players in each squad within the same $10 million salary cap.
In other player news:
– Luke Hodge is available as a midfielder only this season, not a defender as in previous years
– Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs and Tiger Brett Deledio are multi-position players who can be picked in the midfield or defence
– Docker Michael Barlow has been lumped with a huge $450,000 price rise from 12 months ago after his outstanding debut season
– Kangaroos big man Drew Petrie shapes as an early bargain, priced at $216,600 after missing much of last year with foot injuries
– Brendon Goddard has taken over from Gary Ablett as SuperCoach’s most expensive player. Goddard and Ablett both averaged 130 points a game last season, but Goddard’s versatility has been rewarded with a price tag of $633,700 – almost $2000 more than the new Suns captain.
Collingwood star Dane Swan, at $617,300, is the only other player worth more than $600,000.
He is also the only Magpie in the top 10 most expensive players – the Saints and Cats have two players each.
See all the player prices and join the SuperCoach army from February 1 at supercoach.heraldsun.com.au
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