SuperCoach GOLD

by Duck on February 6, 2011

So i’m having a look at my SuperCoach Team when i see this tab that says “SuperCoach PRO”

Reading on a little further it goes on to say “SuperCoach Gold is the ultimate statistical data, tools and analysis package, providing player stat analysis, price, break-even & scoring projections! All of the player info, exclusive content, research and analysis you’ll ever need to play SuperCoach is in the one place and conveniently integrated right within the game and your team!”

This is where things are going to get a bit tricky. Before SuperCoach PRO the playing field was pretty even, no-one paid anything and it was a matter of researching your own team using the sites and information available to us all. Now, with the introduction of a paid service, us coaches face the dilema to pay or not to pay?

It’s not going to break the bank …. it’s $20 to $25 for a yearly subscription depending on when you sign up, or you can go month by month for $4.95. There’s currently an option to do a free 14 day trial, which i’m sure many of you will do.

Has anyone signed up for it yet, either the trial of the paid version?  If so, let us know what you think of it and how it rates to the rest of the information on sites like Fan Footy or Footy Wire which is all F.R.E.E.

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Paul February 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

For those who also play Dreamteam i have created a league just for Supercoach Talk readers feel free to join 271184

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PA February 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I’ll throw my hat in the ring.

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PA February 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I’ve only got one word about this topic and that is “Vanilla”.

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Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

PA, Is Ayce Cordy going to play this year? Am I crazy for maintaining my faith in Higgins?

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PA February 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hudson is on his last legs so I think Ayce will be a sub to start off with, then have more game time in the second half of the season. As for Missy let’s just wait for some NAB form to get a idea on how he is going. But he should see more time in the middle this year, according to my sources.

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Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

My issue with Missy is fitness, rather than ability. He was tearing it up b4 injury last year. Cheers for the good oil on Hudson, I have heard that Cordy has bulked up considerably. I have him as a R4, and shall maintain that for now.

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Duck February 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

You going to sign up for the free trial PA?

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PA February 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Not sure, Duck. The main thing I want to know is who is in the final teams come round 1. As for stats and what not, there are quite a few sites to go to and having the little black book comes in handy as well. I’m mainly saying you don’t need to pay for something when you can get it for free.

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Duck February 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Agreed ….. and i really don’t see the info they’ll be providing better than what you can get elsewhere. It certainly won’t have educated personal opinion, it will be purely statistics, which are widely available.

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Matt Smash February 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

surely it can’t be any more worthwhile than using this site or fanfooty??
it’s just a money grab.

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Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

yes, it is a moneygrab, I guess it depends on whether it offers anything that you can’t already get. People who are serios about this game already are tapped into this and other similar sites.
I’m not planning on spending the dollars, althoug I might go the trial period to have a gander.

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Duck February 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Tend to agree with you, it’s just a grab for $$, potentially at the risk of what was a great free competition.

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Willo February 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

We could all be scabs and alternate between free trials and share all the inside information on the site…..
But it is a money grab, other sites will have the same information for free.

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Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

the trial period is only for a limited time, so I guess it depends on how long that lasts for.

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Willo February 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Oh okay, damn, it could’ve worked.

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James February 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I signed up for the trial and it is really nothing special. They have some interesting articles that aren’t for public view, but as above, it’s nothing you don’t get from the our discussions. Really, it is a bloke like you and I who is getting paid to write down he’s thoughts. There isn’t a lot more it really offers – Trade Wizard is for bums who don’t know the game, the Past Stats section only holds historical player information which is largely irrelevant, then there is something called Analyser. I estimates individual player outputs over the entire season to give you an overall estimate of your score. It is giving me an estimate of round one of 1,120 points.

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PA February 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I played NFL fantasy for the first time this year ( won 2 ships) anyway they have a projected score for each player in your lineup, week in, week out and that was for free.

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Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

is that estimator based on your players average scores?
is there any interactive discussion?

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James February 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm

P.S. I’m sure we’ll get an undercover Herald Sun employee spreading some propaganda shortly. Watch this space… Yes, agree, money grab.

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Duck February 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Look forward to it.

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Ice Man February 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Good topic Duck as was interested to know everyones thoughts as I don’t want to be left behind in the information stakes. So from what I can read here it all looks pretty pointless for the seasoned coach.

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Duck February 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Seasoned Coach probably hits the nail on the head …. OK fo the Newbie.

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Chino February 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm

The predictor is simply that. A prediction of your score either for first round or season. Unless it was made by someone who can see into the future it is in no way accurate and a waste of money. How the hell does a computer program know the future? Do the free trial for shits and giggles but dont waste your money.

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Large February 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Mokka?

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wrecked 'em February 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

The only thing that makes me want to pony up the crayfish is the draft-style comps. Being an NFL fantasy tragic, this will be a huuuuuge to SC and make you really dig for the little gold nugget players (a la relton roberts).

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Omen March 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I tend to agree with the Wrecker.. Assuming its the same as DT (which is all I’ve played before this year), the Live Draft is a pretty intense moment and well worth the few bucks paid. I didn’t give a toss about the predictors and other stats but I didn’t join for that info.

Has anyone else done the Live Draft thingy in SC?

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tappy February 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

all the information is sure to get leaked each week anyway.

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Stuart February 7, 2011 at 4:47 am

FF Genie…. free, and its the key to all analysis needed.. hearldsun= Paying someone else to think for you..Just like last year when everyone just ends up having 95% same players..its a joke…They should stop putting so many articles in the paper and telling people who to pick. Real players do all their own research before the season and come up with a great team, only for the herald sun to ruin it for them by telling people who to pick the eve before the season..Rant Over..
In Conclusion, if you are an absolute muppet, then yes pay for the Heraldsun RPO….If you have an ounce of intelligence and can think for yourself..don’t

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Maverick February 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I know the Herald Sun gives players away, but just like every year and every resource giving information there are more players recommended than you can fit in a team. So it still comes up to your nouse in being selective. I prefer to look at it as more people think they actually have a shot at winning when all they can do is score the same as every other sheep. That’s when more experienced coaches like us make the calls that make the difference.

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