Poll – Dangerous Strategy

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 12 2018

We have a genuine dilemma on our hands now…………

There have been reports of back soreness throughout the pre-season but we were hopeful that would’ve cleared up by now.  Dangerfield showed us yesterday, the reasons to start with him or without him.

In a quarter of footy, he gathered 12 touches and 50 SC-pts in a typically dominant performance.  He pulled up short after his last kick however and left the field immediately.  A bit of hamstring tightness was the official line.  The Brownlow Medallist is expected to have scans on the hamstring over the next few days.

The idea has already been floated that he might not be right for Rd1, with Rd2 the more likely option.  He’s the most expensive player in Supercoach so the question needs to be asked…………WHAT THE HELL DO WE DO NOW??????!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!! As if we didn’t already have enough issues with our starting line-ups, am I right?

Let the SCT Coaches in on your special strategy for the Danger Dilemma in the Forum and Poll below……….

 

If Patrick Dangerfield is OUT for Rd1, will he be in your starting line-up?

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  1. I don’t want to be scrambling around come round 7/8 trying to find the money to squeeze him in. It might be bringing in 102k rookies that won’t play.
    I’d rather just take the hit and accept my 100 points loss the first week as he will make that back up when he is my set and forget captain.

    Supercoach isn’t played over 1 round

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    1. Spot on. Most people play friends and colleagues in leagues in later rounds, likely when Danger will be cherry ripe and ready to go. Is TRADES not the biggest problem fir Supercoaches come finals?? If you answer yes to that question, start with Danger and be done with it (as I hate to break it to people, but only 1 person is winning $50K!)

      Cheers
      @Ro0STA

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  2. Too soon to know for sure, but one thing we know from many past seasons is that one or two week hamstring injuries can turn into 3-4 week hamstring injuries.

    I’m thinking about having a big “bring in Danger” fund ready, and bringing him in for the first bloke who gets hurt or earns enough money to be upgraded. If you are taking a risk on midpricers then you could upgrade the worst one to Danger.

    Of course funds on the bench and in the bank both are not being used….huhm……

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    1. Like your thinking father.

      I could start with Armitage in place of Danger and bank the cash. If danger plays and looks good, Armitage becomes Danger.

      Best case scenario Danger misses three or four and armitage scores some points and sees a price rise. Discount danger.

      Other ideal scenario is Armitage kills it over the first few rounds and an underperforming or injured player is traded for danger instead. More Armitage price rises.

      Or it could all go terribly wrong. It seems like a good idea in my current state with a few beers under my belt.

      Note: any speculative midpricer could be used in place of Armitage.

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  3. Won’t be starting him but am willing to burn a trade to get him ASAP. Will start with Zorko instead + cash in the bank to get Danger. If he comes back round 2 I’ll have him, but it also means if he misses multiple weeks then I have him from whenever he gets back without losing massive points.

    I think danger is worth being 1 trade down.

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  4. To be honest I was never starting with him, still have a concern over his ave dropping to humanlike standards.I have a fund just in case I’m wrong, If I am , I’ll pick him up pronto, If I’m not Im covered till he comes back to Papa at low 6’s

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  5. Being a soft tissue injury, does the possibility of it reoccurring or him taking it easy when he’s back weigh on anyone’s mind?

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  6. I’m more inclined to take a player who has been suspended for rnd1 (gray) who I know for certain will be there rnd2. Gibbs or Sloane might be two players you could consume. They share the same bye as Danger. In my opinion either could push to be a top 3 mid this year. One because he returns to his home state and the other because he’s playing for a new contract both great motivators.

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  7. Starting Libba and 150 spare if danger is a must come round 5 then Libba goes or maybe able to cash in a couple of cows

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  8. MOTTS MANOEUVRE!

    Seriously though, he could still play round 1. Apparently he wanted to go back on the field and was overruled by those egghead support staff. Can’t have been too bad.

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  9. Am happy with him on my bench for rnd 1, the right rookie scores 70, i lose maybe 50 points, but save a trade

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  10. They won’t rush him back, the season is a marathon not a 100 metre sprint!

    Pending on how high up the hamstring strain is, will determine R1 or R3 start to the season for Paddy! We all want the best players playing each week, but if he comes back too early he may do more damage & miss 4-6weeks 🙁

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  11. Can we call this the Rockliff syndrome? Massive scorer about to miss a week, or two, or three. Conundrum is whether to keep him or not. Once he misses 3 weeks you feel screwed over if you kept him. But you still keep because…..surely he is close to returning…..or not

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  12. I’m with Joestar – wasn’t planning on starting with him. Of course I wish him well but could have been a good little leg up for my year if he had done it round 1!

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  13. I just don’t get all these players saying i am putting the cash away for Danger.
    Either start with Danger or use the cash for another premium player.
    Having 300 – 350k in the bank to start the season puts you on the back foot from the start especially if you want to get off to a good start in the rankings.

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    1. I feel that special consideration should be given in this circumstance because of what’s he’s capable of.

      If you start without him and don’t reserve any cash, It may be a case that you miss out on weeks of huge Captain scores while trying to generate enough cash to bring him in. That in itself could put you well behind the pack in terms of total points.

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  14. Hoping for him missing round 1, everyone else avoids him and I am left sitting pretty in round 2 with 130 x 2 captain’s score every week with my DangerPOD

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  15. I’ll be trading him in now at Round 3. Because bet your bottom dollar one of your premiums will go down round 1 or 2, happens nearly every year . Danger is the beast player on the comp and in SuperCoach, no way I’m not having him as my captain nearly every week once he’s back. He’s never done a hammy before and it’s only tightness. The cats will be cautious first couple of rounds. He will probably miss round 1 against the demons, which on form the cats won’t be winning anyway and he’ll return to play forward in round 2 in which he’ll torch Hawthorn like he did last year.

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  16. I reckon he’ll play Rd1, but I’m still not picking him. Too many questions marks with the injury, and the impact from GAJ. If he doesn’t play, bonus!

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  17. I noticed when Dangerfield was walking around in the rooms ten minutes after he went off he didn’t have any ice on his hamstring. Normally when a player gets a soft tissue injury it immediately has a massive ice pack with half a roll of Glad Wrap wrapped around it.

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  18. What about the idea of starting Danger on the bench and moving Toby McLean or like mid/forward into the centre and cover with a forward rookie like fritsch or ryan until danger returns. All depends on forwards rookies named which is speculative but we need to think outside the box.

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