It’s normally at this time of the year that I pause to reflect on the season that was. Usually I’m preparing for a GF in some league or other but this year unfortunately has been a shocker for me and I’ve been bundled out of every league I’m in. My last two trades to bring in Sam Petrevski-Seton and Charlie Cameron turned out to be complete busts. Who knew?
Clearly I should’ve gone to Yiorgakis for advice. For the first time since this site’s inception over 10 years ago, we’ve got a legit regular vying for overall supremacy. He’s even got the @SCT suffix on his name to boot! The exposure it’s giving us is invaluable and we’re very grateful to him and everybody else who supports us in the same way. Thank you!
In many ways, it’s been a tough season. We were all deeply affected emotionally at the beginning of the year with allsaints‘ passing. It was only as I read through the comments on the post that announced the terrible news that I realised how much he meant to people. The generosity of the community in the subsequent fundraiser we held for him was absolutely unbelievable. It gave me incredible joy to get in touch with his wife, send her a link to the post so she could read everyone’s comments too, and let her know that we’d raised close to $2,000 for him. She was deeply moved and has had a tree planted in a local park in his name that she and their son can watch grow and remember him for many, many years to come.
From a site management perspective, it’s been a difficult season too. In a normal season, we have 4-5 days to get our analysis pieces up on the site – the Weekly Review, Rookie Review, Fallen Premiums, Cow Talk, and Captaincy Candidates. Not to mention the MRO, Weekly Teams, polls and everything else you’ve come to expect from us.
The condensed schedule has meant that in some weeks this year, the next round started the day after the previous round had finished! The incredible SCT writing team all need to be commended for working under extreme conditions in 2020 to bring you everything you need to make your weekly decisions in a timely manner. Guys, you’re all amazing and the site wouldn’t be what it is without you.
The site also wouldn’t be what it is without you, our wonderful community. We value your loyalty above everything else because without it, we know we would’ve gone the way of many other SC sites over the years so a huge thank you for continuing to drop past.
And a special thank you to all those that have contributed in the Comments section of posts with their thoughts and advice to help others. It actually gives me great pleasure to announce today that we’re creating a new award in the SCT Hall of Fame: the Saint of SuperCoachTalk award. To honour the memory of allsaints, on an annual basis, we will be giving this award to a person who throughout the year was always willing to lend a hand and offer advice – much like Olly did. It will be a consensus of the writing team based on what we’ve noticed throughout the year and will be announced in the week after the SuperCoach Grand Final.
We’re already looking forward to next year with the addition of Shorty to the team. He’ll add another dimension to our analysis with the use of video. You can expect to see a lot of him in the preseason. Hopefully, for the sake of the writing team, the season will return to normality too!
So apart from a few Game Chats in the final round, that’s it from me this year. Thank you again for your support in 2020, good luck in your grannies if you’re still alive, and GO YIORGI!!!
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