2016 Strategy

The Byes are Here

It seems strange this year that we have been talking about the byes since the season started, but in all honesty most teams didn’t make a serious effort in picking their initial squads with the byes in mind. Some trades may have been made with a rough plan in place,…
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The Keeper Rankings

Welcome back to another post by yours truly, as we continue to devour one of the more enthralling football seasons in recent memory. Today’s topic is keeper teams, a topic that continues to be considered by many who attempt to build a long term, competitive side. This game will always…
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Finish Strong

Another week, another rambling intro! Having spoken in weeks prior as to what needs to be assessed when deciding who to grab (you can read that article here), I noted the desire to check for seasonal scoring patterns. One of the most under utilised considerations within all forms of fantasy games, is when…
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Which Rookie Do I Trade?

It’s a pretty easy game in theory. Start with gun rookies. Ride them until they reach their breakeven and then trade them out to the next rookie ready to go up in price. On a weekly basis Rids provides us with his excellent Cash Cow series http://coachespanel.com.au/cash-cows-round-9/, which points us to…
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Glory Comes With Risk

Another round bypasses in the blink of an eye, as the past 7 had done before it. If you are likeminded to yours truly, you’ll have been left aghast as this much adored game seems to be set to a fast forward pace. Weren’t Gold Coast on the verge of a breakout season?…
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It’s Time to Roll the Dice

There are two things that are crucial to a successful upgrade/downgrade. One is the fallen premium and we have plenty of them. Guys like Lewis, Steven offer huge value based on previous performance and potential output for the respective price tags. The other is cash generating rookies and this is…
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Outside the Box

We are often perplexed by the questionable few who move away from the pack. A nod of concern to those dearest to you is made, whilst you stare on in wonder as these unconventional folk go about their very unusual business. This occurs throughout all facets of life, and thus has a very…
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It’s Time to Say Goodbye

If feels like we have been here before. Rocky out. Rocky in. Rocky out. It is becoming a rather concerning pattern. It’s an easy choice this week though. Rocky has to go. There is some talk about leaving him on the bench, but I don’t see how that can be…
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The Upgrade Season Begins

Another weekend of footy done and dusted, with just 17 more to come. That means we have already pushed beyond the quarter season mark, something quite surprising given the fact that it only feels like yesterday that the preseason comp was getting underway. Unlike previous weeks, the results generally went…
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Welcome Back Rocky

When the round lockout ended on Sunday night I was like most coaches around the country. I logged in and traded in Josh Smith and Tom Rockliff. Easy as that. Trades done for the week. It’s too hard to say no to a mid rookie with a crazy breakeven like…
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