Badger’s Rookie Review

Written by Badger on August 4 2015

FINALS. Well…for half the supercoaches of the world anyway. For those that didn’t make it (myself included for three of six leagues) we can fight it out for the consolation premiership and be anointed the best of the worst. Yay.

Anyway, reflecting on a terrible Supercoach year for yours truly I’d put it down to a bit of bad luck and some very ordinary trades that fit my favoured strategy of picking unique players. I’ll go conservative next year with the sole aim of making top four in my leagues and ditching the risky stuff like trigger finger trades and a love of the uncommon and usually unproven player (what a great feature Supercoach could launch if we had the choice to pick two teams without breaking t+c’s – one team gunning for highest overall score and another to beat your mates in a league or leagues). The mother of my child got sick of receiving Supercoach updates for “her” team last year so I picked just the one this season which turned into a half-assed hybrid line-up that achieved neither an acceptable overall score nor enough wins on the board. It’s fun though and I’ll play this frustrating and beautiful game til the day I die.

Good luck to those that made the finals. If you finished Top 4 and you have 4+ trades up your sleeve then my money’s on you.

Badger

 

Notes: Blaine Boekhurst has come good the last two rounds but at $210.4K is probably too expensive to consider. Aaron Young may start escaping the vest now that Wines is out. If so, he offers value at $189.8K and is capable of high scores when on song.

 

DEFENDERS:

Tom Barrass WCE ($123.9K) – has scored 50 and 71 in Rounds 17 and 18. A key defender which is where West Coast have most of their injury concerns. However, Schofield and McGovern may be close to a return. Risky pick.

Hugh Goddard STK ($172.8K DEF/FWD) has now scored 72, 49 (low time on ground in Round 17) and on the weekend 68. His disposal efficiency is excellent and there’s a large upward difference between his low DT scores and higher SC scoring. Goddard’s points per minute are good for a first year key position player as well and he’s likely to hold his spot. Dual possie and is still value at his current price.

 

MIDFIELDERS:

Liam Dawson BRI ($161.4K) – His last two weeks have been good for a rookie priced player in his first year (Round 17/67 from 14 disposal, five marks and two tackles. Round 18/73 from 19 disposals and nine marks). Luckily, a sub affected score of just 9 from Round 10 has meant his price remains quite low. Definitely a viable trade in for bench cover and to free up cash for an upgrade if you have enough trades up your sleeve.

Brayden Maynard COLL ($210.9K DEF/MID) – has been consistent the last five games scoring 52, 66, 44, 58 and 61 on the weekend from 16 disposals. Probably not quite enough value now he’s tipped over $200K but there’s bound to be some teams whose strategy will allow such a trade.

 

RUCKS:

*Consider Tom Campbell ($286.5K) – FWD/RUCK eligibility and capable of high scores with unbelievable VFL form the last two seasons. Also *Johnathon Griffin ($270.2K) Both a tad expensive for my rookie write-up but worth a mention given the lack of choice for the Ruck position.

 

FORWARDS:

Hugh Goddard STK ($172.8K DEF/FWD) has now scored 72, 49 (low time on ground in Round 17) and on the weekend 68. His disposal efficiency is excellent and there’s a large upward difference between his low DT scores and higher SC scoring. Goddard’s points per minute are good for a first year key position player as well and he’s likely to hold his spot. Dual possie and is still value at his current price.

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5 thoughts on “Badger’s Rookie Review”

  1. Thanks for the Rookie reviews all year Badger. It must be tough to fire up and write them at this end of the year when most teams are short on trades.

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  2. Thank you Badger for your informative posts each and every week.

    I can only imagine how much time you must spend researching all the rookies from all 18 teams and providing up-dated stats each week.

    I am sure I speak for many, thank you for the generosity of your time with your weekly contribution and sharing your insight and wisdom with the SC community.

    Love your work.

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  3. Need some cash to turn wines into priddis, Steele might have to go …. But who for? Really want a cheapie, might just grab a dpp in the $100-120 range. Doesn’t matter if they play I’ve been hoarding my trades

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