The trading feature within AFL Dream Team this season has had a major overhaul. We can now reverse our trades up until lockout, do double trades in one go and also make use of Dual Position Players to create more flexibility within our team. Here’s how they look and work.
Some coaches have been too scared to have a crack… there is nothing to fear as if you stuff something up, just hit the reverse changes button.
So I’ve had a bit of a play and taken some screen shots to firstly show you what they look like, but really show you how you should be using these to make your life easier… and help your Dream Team this season!
New trading screens
Once you click the little red T button on a player, you are taken to the new TRADES CENTRE page where you can then scroll through the list of players to pick your replacement for the player you are trading out. This is my Dad’s team I am playing with and I am dumping Christian Howard for Courtenay Dempsey for the purpose of this post.
I click on the little green + button next to Courtenay Dempsey’s name and he is added to the pending trades box.
Once I click the complete button, I am taken to the Trade Confirm page to make sure I’m not screwing anything up. After clicking the Complete this trade button, then I am taken back to my team page with Dempsey there in place of Howard. Too easy.
My team is now changed… showing that I have used one trade this round. If I think I have made a mistake, I can go ahead and hit the reverse changes button and I am taken back to my original team.
PLEASE NOTE: The reversible trades WILL NOT work after the Partial Lockout is in effect. Make sure you are happy with your trades/team before partial lockout as any changes you make as soon as the ball bounces in the Brisbane v Carlton game at 7:40pm, will be locked.
While this is a fairly simple thing,you can now trade two players out at once. The beauty here is that you can do all of your maths without a piece of paper, calculator or a spreadsheet. The below example might be a good way to use it when doing a double trade with two ‘cash cows’. Let us imagine that Hargrave and Howard were rookies that have maxed out in price. I will trade both out but I will bring in a basement rookie who is playing this week (Paine) and also a premium (Birchall). Very simple and what we have been doing for years on our own… but this makes it heaps easier!
Dual Position Trading
One of the best new features is how we can use dual position players to add to the flexibility of our trades. Here is an example of how this will work. I am going to trade out Dylan Shiel from my midfield (not a suggestion by the way).
This all looks pretty normal… however on my team view on the left hand side, I am going to click the blue S button on Nat Fyfe in my forward line which will in turn move him into my midfield in that red box where Shiel used to be.
Fyfe is now in my midfield and the red ‘blank’ box is now in my forward line which means I need to trade in a player to fill that slot before I can move on. So what I’m going to do is select Terry Milera as my forward player. Essentially I am trading Dylan Shiel out of my midfield and bringing Terry Milera into my forward line with only one trade. (We could do this in the past, but it would cost two trades and generally done with a downgrade and an upgrade).
There you have it. Have a play… you can’t stuff it up (too much)!
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