Wighty sent me an email this afternoon. Here it is:
Hey mate, wondering whether we could have a post on how punters are approaching rookies come r1. Quite frankly its doing my head in. The naming of teams on a day by day basis means rookie selection is fraught with danger.
North/Port/GWS/Saints/Eagles/and GCS all play on Sunday meaning 12 teams will already have played. Popular rookies possibly playing on Sunday include the likes of Spicer Powell Phillips Jones Wehr etc…
While we can reasonably expect several Sunday rookies to be locks, what happens if punters come to Sunday, and they are limited in rookies still to play i.e punters still need say 5 rookies, but only three are selected ??
I think the answer is where possible go hard on rookies in the first six games, as they are named. Reckon Flynn is the only 100% lock for Sunday.
I’m going to have my preferred rookies for the first six matches down on paper and include them as final teams are announced… Rookies remaining in my “starting” team will only be from Sunday teams, highly unlikely to play, and swapped out as Sunday playing rookies become known. I’ll initially go with Flynn and one only of the North boys on Sunday, leaving at least two other Kangas as back up, plus rookies named from other Sunday teams.
Does this make sense, or am I rambling a bit ??
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