Who of you have fallen victim to what I like to call ‘Panic Trading’, and by this I mean you spend your whole week mulling over what trades you will make with more and more uncertainty creeping in. Then, come Thursday night, teams are named and your best layed plans go out the window.
Examples: Crap, no bench cover: Trade!….. Crap, I can afford for him to be on the field: Trade!…. Crap, crap, crap…… that wasn’t meant to happen: Trade!
I made my first panic trades of the year on Friday night, after only having used 3 trades for the season I was pretty happy. Then come Thursday night Harris was out, Higgins was out (again), Blues had a bye (Duigan, Gibbs and Curnow for me), Toy dropped….. I would have have McKernan on the field with no bench cover, and Matthew Wright for the Crows on the feild who I only brought into my team to make a few bucks then go out, and have no bench cover.
So, I broke my Rule number 1: I traded in Issac Smith after one game for Curnow, because I didn’t want Wright on the field.
I also broke rule number 2: I traded Otten for Newman knowing Newman would likely drop in price again next next week to be a real bargain.
Waiting one more week for both would have allowed me to ensure Smith gets his third game, and allow Newman to drop another 20k.
But no, premature adjudication kick in, and I did both trades…. Newman had a stinking 67, despite his pre-game average over 100. Then to top it off, the guy I didn’t want on the field; Wright plays a blinder and scores 116… the best of all sub 200k rookies.
Now I’m not disappointed with Wrights 116….. just me struggling to hold my cool.
We’ve all done it (I think)….. what are your panic trades so far this season?…. if none this season, then you are sure to have a classic from your past.
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