Saturday, 21 April 2012

AFL DreamTeam & SuperCoach - Rounds 2 & 3 in review

The last week and a half has been a hectic one for me, with two chess tournaments (arbiting the Doeberl Cup in Canberra followed by playing the Sydney International in Sydney) taking up the vast majority of my time. This has meant that I haven't had time to blog about my various fantasy AFL teams over the last few weeks, so I'll have a look at what's happened to me over the last few weeks.

Dream Team 
Round 2
Score: 2024
Rank: 62,933 (overall 46,513)
Highest score for round: 2406

Round 3
Score: 1996
Rank: 34,643 (overall 38,636)
Team value:  $8,995,900
Trades: Out: Shaw, Nahas; In: Houli, Kennedy
Highest score for round: 2360

Of course the 'trade curse' struck & Nahas managed to pull out a 100+ on the weekend after his less-than-mediocre start to the season. Of course Kennedy didn't live up to the lofty heights of the previous rounds & scored 58, though I was still happy with his price increase. Houli on the other hand has been consistently good & managed a solid 102 to start.
The backline have redeemed themselves from the early poor start & the midfield are holding their own (made all the much easier by having Gary Ablett as captain), but it is the forwards that have been problematic.

Round 2
Score: 1793
Rank: 215,275 (overall 171,336)
Highest score for round: 2510

Round 3
Score: 1917
Rank: 150,987 (overall 165,617)
Team value:$10,364,100
Trades: Out: Cunningham, Nahas; In: Ebert, Milera
Highest score for round: 2483

The rookie midfield experiment was modified, with an out-of-0form Nahas being replaced by Milera, with Cunningham (who has not been a regular in the Swans team) being replaced by the in-form Brad Ebert. Of course I realise that the strategy I have taken with the rookie midfield is all about having the best team at the end of the season, when league finals are on (as well as potentially trying to snag a round prize late in the year). The big issue at present has been the underperformance by the forwards - hopefully this will change in the coming rounds.

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