The Supercoach season for 2016 is over and it’s now time to reflect upon the year that was.
Hits & Misses, Strikes & Gutters, Studs & Duds, Winners & Losers………..whatever you call ’em, share your best and worst selections for the year with the SCT Community. Have any players made ‘The List’ for future years? Who are you aiming to start with in 2017? What lessons have you learned for future Supercoach reference? Be sure to add your overall rank in there as well………….
When I think about my team, Schwarzwalder@SCT, I constantly come back to the Team selections for Rd1 this year. I wasn’t confident of the cheaper rookies (Menadue, Papley) that were selected so I went with some more expensive rookies that I considered had the better job security (Simpkin, Jed Anderson). My rookies got injured fairly quickly while the cheaper rookies went on to make a decent profit. A simple mistake like that put me behind the eight-ball right from the start.
That mistake also left me with fewer ‘premiums’ in my starting line-up. One in particular, Birchall, annoyed me all season. He didn’t play badly over the course of the season. Birch still managed his 20+ touches per game at a high rate of Disposal Efficiency. But his game just isn’t compatible for Supercoach due to his lack of contested ball and intercept marks. He’s on my ‘never again’ list for the future.
Hindsight is always a wonderful thing and it all looks so simple now………..but starting with Fyfe and Ablett was a huge mistake. Ablett hasn’t played a full season over the last three years and his body might not allow him to play more than 14+ games a year in future. Unless he gets Dual Position Status (MID/FWD), his SC-relevance might be at an end. It’ll be interesting to see Fyfe’s opening price for 2017. He’s still young and might just be worth another chance (watch over pre-season).
STRIKES – Ablett to JPK after Rd16, Barlow to Merrett after Rd14, M.Adams to S.Mitchell after Rd13 (dpp), Weitering to Priddis after Rd9 (dpp), Fyfe to Hannebery after Rd5, Dea to Sloane after Rd6 (dpp)
GUTTERS – Starting with Sheridan, Lonergan, Simpkin & Anderson.
Elliot Yeo: I didn’t get drawn in to Matteo’s hype over the pre-season but I thought he might score well with the Eagles favorable run home. While they stormed home, their biggest downhill skier Yeo still couldn’t manage a decent score. Talent to burn but goes missing far too often…….never again!
Trent McKenzie: Had a tough run with injuries but still selected him at a low price of $200k over the byes. Only got one game out of him before he missed the rest of the year with a quad injury. Might give him one more chance next year at a low price if he stays injury-free over the pre-season.
Jack Gunston: Gave me one good score before completely tanking during the SC Finals when I needed him the most……….he just made the list!
After sitting at 57k after Rd6, I managed to climb back to 10k with five weeks to go. Only limped over the line to end the season at 19 332 overall……a long way from my minimum goal of Top5k. So 2016 was a very disappointing season from Team Schwarz. (Was still a lot of fun though) 😉
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