Trades & Rolling Lockouts in 2014

by Motts on August 21, 2013

Based on the feedback we got in the SC Suggestion Box last week I’m going to put some polls together over the next few weeks to see what the concensus is amongst the SCT experts.

Lets start with the number of trades next year:

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Second topic is the rolling lockouts. How do you feel about them?

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Teapots August 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Less trades in my opinion, I thought this year that people’s teams were too similar and took out alot of the skill involved

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Uncle Drew August 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I have a suggestion regarding the trades to keep all happy. Leave them at 30 but drop the starting salary cap. This keeps the trade addicts satisfied and maintains the interest of the casual players for as long as possible, but also makes the game more difficult, it was too easy to get a full premium squad this year. In my leagues even the crap teams had full premium squads by finals time.

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spooner August 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm

good call

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BigRuss August 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

24-28 Trades, Rolling lockout, but with no VC/Emergency loopholes.

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ash August 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Good call, Im not a fan of the loop holes or the rolling lock outs for that matter. The loop holes are out right cheating and the rolling lock outs take the nail biting out of it. Take the lows away and the highs just dont seem so high.

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CaptainOblivious August 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Does the “other” emergency loophole work like this:

If I have Rucks
Cox, Roughie, Clarke and McBeanpole
And I start Cox and McBean on field with BOTH the other Rucks as emergency
Do I get the highest of the two emergency scores when McBean gets a donut?

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CaptainOblivious August 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Scratch that. Just remembered, they use the LOWEST.

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spooner August 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

i had a lot of injuries so don’t have a problem with 30 trades! extra trades give the casual player (and the trade-aholics) a chance to “play” the game and the hardcore SC guys can use them strategically. rolling lock out kinda does annoy me though- means instead of SC being five days a week then setting the team and enjoying the weekend it’s become a24/7 obsession…..

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Brian August 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The rolling lockouts have their pro’s and con’s. unfortunately they create a non-level playing field for those not able to check Supercoach, the ins/outs or participate in the VC loophole for whatever reason over the weekend.

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nick August 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

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heisenberg August 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

26 trades a good amount, max. 28
rolling lockout has been good and should be kept

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harbour heroes August 22, 2013 at 2:01 am

Lockouts keep you involved all weekend.

With the byes retained in the current format as part of the league keep the trades as is.

If the byes are non league games could shed say 4 trades.

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Tim Martin August 22, 2013 at 5:09 am

First time playing supercoach and loved it. Maybe make the vc worth x 1.5 points, same as captain 2 x.

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Tim Martin August 22, 2013 at 5:22 am

And also maybe there can be a formula eg a percentage of time played in a 2nd position to earn ddp. Would make it easier to figure out who qualifies.

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dkz August 22, 2013 at 5:25 am

First year player but I don’t like all the loophole action, feels dirty. With the amount of injuries I copped this year particularly in the backline I’m glad there wasn’t fewer trades or I would have been in real trouble. I also made quite a few corrective trades early on when I figured out where I’d gone wrong with early selections. Looking to manage my trades better next year with an improved starting team.

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Mark August 22, 2013 at 8:59 am

I think the loophole VC and Emergencies loops, and rolling lockout makes the game a lot more fun and more involving trying to get it all correct to get one up on your opponent. Its more tactical now.

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Nateo August 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

Dont like Vc loophle, i use it every week some weeks it works others it doesn’t i prefer as a locked lockout and not worrying about late ins/outs

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RoOSTA August 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

No worries, glad I’ve helped in some way

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