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Supercoach Tips

by Motts on March 6, 2011

What’s the one piece of advice you would give to someone in their first year of SuperCoach?

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Motts March 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I’ll go first.
Log on to SuperCoachTalk.com daily :-D


Brad March 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Not hourly?


PA March 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Click on Related Posts:

1. Tips for First Year Players Part 1
Pretty much sums up don’t make any trades until the final teams are out (Thurs/Fri arvo).


Motts March 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

HA! Forgot I did the same thing last year. Your work is impeccable as always PA.


PA March 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Too bad my punting not :(.


Rustee March 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Most mid-pricers are mid-pricers for a reason


Roo Bloke March 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Walk away now .. it will become an all consuming passion that you can’t switch off from. GET OUT WHILE YOU HAVE YOUR SANITY!!


Motts March 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

You’re not TRULY sick until you start your own website though :-D


Roo Bloke March 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

ha ha .. true


Happy Go Lucky March 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm



sideass March 6, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Don’t do it it will consume your life.


Richard Crabs. March 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm

As much as we all bag it out, when I first started SC, the black book was incredibly helpful.
It helped with my emergancies, stratagies, and plain selection.
Now, it seems kind of useless, but if your new to the game, i suggest you pick it up.


Rob March 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Don’t make trades just because you “have” to beat the person you are playing that round,
I did that all through my first year, by round 18 all my trades were gone.


Motts March 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I did that all last year (my 8th as a fantasy football coach). It is SO hard not to get caught up in the week-to-week matches. This year, before I pull the trigger on any trades, I will remind myself that it is a marathon not a sprint. Sometimes you have to sacrifice the battle to win the war.


kb March 7, 2011 at 9:47 am

Hmmmmmmm. What about special circumstances like a history of close matches (and more close losses than you care to remember…….or be reminded of) with the same opponent?


Motts March 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

2 trades. Automatic. No brainer.


Deano March 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Remain objective and be careful about:
– overrating the scoring potential of players from your club and conversely underrating players from clubs you hate (Collingwood);
– overrating players who made you plenty of cash last year (and invariably will have second year blues or are now fairly priced and no longer moo);
– confusing players that have a history of injury as opposed to those that have had an unfortunate LTI;
– signing a prenuptual agreement WITHOUT allocating flexible and significant hours to SC analysis.


Matt March 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

For a league win, start with the end in mind, map out who u want in the team come finals, allow for unforseen injuries and poor performance, dont panic as form fluctuates and hold tight on pulling the trigger too quick on trades, save at least 5 trades for your finals campaign if you are top 4 and make sure you have bench cover in each possy, no matter how low they average as 20ppg game is better than a donut in finals. The last 2-3 years teams have rested 2-3 stars on the eve of finals, in our s’coach Semi, prelim or GF. Its the guys with the most back up players that ends up getting over the line in the GF.

ok so maybe thats a few but this game is so multi layered its hard to settle on piece of advice. good luck!


Rhys March 7, 2011 at 1:56 am

hear it is i have found the team to win the $50 000





If you boys believe this is not the team to win the money then plz tear the team apart and tell me how i can


Roo Bloke March 7, 2011 at 8:13 am

You won’t win anything with Hale in your team


Nicko March 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Geez, tough crowd. U have sum positives there Rhys, starting Hale on the field isn’t one of them however. Who comes in for Harris in round 1 pray-tell?
Otten deserves a start in defence and that will free up sum much needed cash when u remove Shaw (Very inconsistent and frustrating scorer, trust me).
U need atleast 2 more decent forwards and 1 more midfielder, so spread watever cash u can free up on those posi’s.


BLaCk & ReD March 7, 2011 at 3:48 am

@ Rhys….win the money? u wont even win the minor league with that team….i would tear that team apart but just looking at it is pretty self explanatory…..lil bit of advice here….uve loaded up 2much on backline & uve put not even hope more a miracle that a 4ward line like that will get u a round one supercoach league win. ur starting ruckmen is probably the one good positive decision u hav made.


Rusty March 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

Pick your team with players that are all going to be on the ground at the very least and hold onto your trades as much as you can.


adam March 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

don’t pick relton roberts…oh wait, he’s been delisted.

in that case, don’t pick kurt tippett or chris masten. USELESS!!!


Chippy March 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Wish you had told me this last year. I had both Relton and Kurt. Traded both after 2 weeks and glad I did. Won 2 leagues by getting rid of them. I will never make that mistake again. :-)


Nicko March 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Il be getting Masten on the premise of that Delightful Mustache and Comeover combination he is presently sporting.


Big Sexy March 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

Think about the End Goal…. come finals, you want to have had rookies or mid-pricers that have gone up in price, and then cashed-in for another rookie throughout the season…. banking the money for a premium. The End Goal come finals is to have a team of “Premiums” on the field and fit. So it’s just how you get there.

Also, always get you rookie after he has played two games (and about to jump in price) and has been ‘named’ to play his third game.

Writing this makes me think I should go away and come up with my dream-team… my end-goal… cos’ if I have someone who isn’t gona help me get there, then I should re-think my strategey.


Stevo March 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

Don’t get sucked into trading out a premium after they throw in one really bad game.. ie Brent Harvey last year.
You picked them as a gun for a reason give them a little slack for a bad game, you only want to trade your gun players due to injury.


The Gambler March 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

You gotta have a few mids rangers that in your opinion are gonna be the points of difference to everyone else. Anyone with half a brain can copy a team from sites like this and at least have a semi decent start but it’ll be those mid rangers that hopefully score when everyone around you isn’t, also the copy and paste option will work for round 1, after that you do actually need to know when to hold em’ or when to fold em!


The Gambler aka Giller March 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm



Mike March 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Ignore all logical advice given above! Seriously! Yes, it’s all true and will help you avoid silly mistakes. But the only way you’ll TRULY LEARN is to actually make these mistakes and suffer the consequences for yourself. So if this is your first time at SC – go nuts! Have fun, trade like crazy on Monday mornings, give Kepler Bradley the captaincy, whatever you want. Just make sure you learn from as many mistakes as you possibly can and you’ll be a better coach for it.


D&M March 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

James Joyce quotes (Irish novelist, 1882-1941)


Mike March 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

“Can’t wait for Yabby to hand this awesome team over to me.”

Alan Joyce (Hawthorn Premirship coach, 1991)


PA March 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm

“You know, I hate to give advice because my life has been so odd that almost nothing that’s happened to me can apply.”

William Joyce quotes (American author, illustrator, and filmmaker 1957 – )


Motts March 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

Um Mike, the point of the post was to help rookies avoid making all those mistakes.

You don’t have to jump off a building to learn that it would in all likelihood be fatal. Sometimes being told is enough.


Brad March 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Don’t get sucked into hype! Watch as many games as you can (even if o/s) for yourself and make your own decisions.

Don’t pick any Collingwood players. Ever. You never want to have to find yourself barricking for the ba$tards. Could also apply to Carlton, Essendon, St Kilda, Adelaide, Port Adelaide…


Richard Crabs. March 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Sooooooo true about the pies!


Marwan March 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Hi guys,
Great site you have here, i don’t know where my super coach team is at if i like it, if i don’t. Think i need some outside advise because this has consumed all my spare time ( and most of my work time).
Backs- Gibbs,goddard,gilbee,grimes,hurly,ottens,heppell. EMG-talia,dare,puopuolo.
Mids-Judd, J Selwood,Pendelbry,Goodes,Higgins,D Swallow. EMG-Conca,Mitch Wallis, Hibberd.
Rucks-K Tippett,Petrie. EMG Z Smith, M Bailey
Forwards-N Riewoldt,buddy,Pavlich,stevie Johnson,Yarren,C Knights.EMG B matera,McKernan, darling.
i know my rucks are struggling but i dont know what to change??
Have i overloaded my back line???


michael March 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Last year it was all about the best scoring players. This year scoring rookies will also come into it because of the bye, and the necessity to change your team most rounds. You don’t want to use up trades on byes, so instead of overloading your team with expensive players, get a few rookies like Jared Polec and Reece Conca who are likely to play from R1.
And take a punt on a few players whose value is expected to increase over the first few rounds and raise your salary cap. And reserve rucks, generally a cheap ruck option will be a first-year player and is not likely to play. A ruckman who is also a forward may get an early call-up, though.


Blair March 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Can anyone give me there thoughts on Jackson Trrangove as a 2nd ruckman?? he had a ripping nab challenge and was a pretty solid first year player last year…is he worth a gamble as 2nd ruckman for a point of difference?


Blair March 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm



nick February 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm

hay motts I will show you the team I am running with this year ok and let me know what you think

DEF j McVeigh g Ibbotson t McKenzie m suckling l McDonald j laidler bench fuller and j tippet

MIDS G abblett pendles l montagna p Dangerfield d Thomas jack martin dom Tyson c beams a morbitio m honeychurch
RUCKs d simpson a sanderlands bench f thurlow t Nankervis from Sydney

fwds Nick riewlodt d martin l franklin j roughead m Clarke and shane Kerstin
bench l taylor d garlett tell me what your thoughts are I really want have a crack at winning it this year think its a good team


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