So back on March 4th, I published my team reveal. It looked like this:
As many of you know, I went into Round 1 with this team:
… which ended up scoring 2,395 so I thought I’d better explain a few of my decisions and tell you what’s going to happen from here.
I never had Lloyd. Firstly because of his injury but then because I couldn’t justify spending $650k on a DEF. In fact the only position where I went with the highest priced player was FWD with Dangerfield and that now looks like a poor decision given his impending suspension. So maybe that’s something to think about in future seasons.
ZWill got rubbed out so needed to be replaced. I went with Stewart because he’s proven. The money I saved by not taking Gawn in RUC meant I could upgrade Chapman to Daniel. The rooks were always fluid.
Went Neale to Macrae because of the cash it made, I’ve seen Lachie get tagged out of games and I was worried about his fitness going into Round 1. Oliver became Zerrett because I think he’s got a little more upside but the difference between their averages at the end of the year will be minimal. Rowell became Taranto because who knows how an injured player is going to return? I certainly dodged a bullet there.
After talking with good mate, Gup, I took Gawn out of my team and then invested the money on other lines and liked what I saw. This decision will probably come back to bite me but in Round 1 after Flynn scored 140 I’m not feeling so bad about it. Side note: if I’d taken Grundy out and gone with Gawn I would’ve won the round overall.
Taking Gawn out meant I could upgrade Daniher to Dunkley. One less risky midpricer.
What happens next?
Normally I’d sit tight but given I’m in the hunt for overall glory, I’ve got to put the foot down.
Trade 1) Dangerfield subs into the midfield with Brockman and gets traded to Titch.
Trade 2) Henry comes out, Campbell subs down from the midfield and in comes T Powell (who I should’ve had in from the get go but he wasn’t mentioned by North last week and I made the rookie error of not checking the teams on Saturday).
Thanks to everyone who left messages of support both here and on Twitter. I’ve been playing this game a long, long time and it’s without a doubt my best ever weekly result. Fingers crossed I can just go on with it!
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