For those of you new to the Dream Team Stock Market, quite simply, it’s the bees neez when it comes to working out and deciding how to make money for your Dream Team and help speed up the process in which you raise your salary cap to create the competitions ultimate side! Remember, at the start of the year, players (besides LTI’s, rookies or players returning from Ireland) are valued at how they performed last season. You spend the money, you are banking on that player to perform to that value. The more money you have to spend, the more money you have to spend on players that are essentially, performing
Firstly, apologies for no Dream Team Stock Market for the past two weeks. I’ve been too busy, for once, to scratch myself. Also, with the bye rounds upon us, there are too many scenario’s to play out with players missing. Plus, having a little birthday this weekend has made this week a little pre-occupied as my family seems to be very nicely spread out to make birthday’s/christmas seem like easter egg hunts. So to the issue at hand…
With the first multi-bye round about to be thrusted upon us like a dentist, it’s time we make a very conscience decision. What the hell to do this week? There has been plenty of talk on strategys, scenarios, will I/won’t I. But I’d like to quickly discuss my own views on the matter in order to hopefully make you, make a decision.
For me luckily, I am in reasonably good shape. In the Top 8 for all of my leagues and ranked 1,637 overall (thanks Pendles last week). I was knocked out of Eliminator last week, guy nailed me a beauty. Other than that, I’ve got 12 trades left and my team, for me, seems to be nearly set in stone.
I have the following players unavailable:
Beau Waters (WCE), Ryan Hargrave (WB), Thomas Bugg (GWS)
Scott Pendlebury (COLL), Scott Thompson (ADEL), Matthew Boyd (WB), James McDonald (GWS).
Dean Cox (WCE), Jonathon Giles (GWS)
Adam Goodes (SYD), Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL), Dayne Zorko (BRIS)
– With the outs I will be looking at 4 donuts, possibly 5 with doubtful Redden in ruck.
– I want all of these players to remain in my side till the end of the year.
My issue is if I trade say, 1-3 players out this week, that’s 1-3 players that wont play in the next two weeks. Especially with most of these players being fit, in form and keepers. That’s more trades on top of the one’s who will also be out that are already in your team.
So this week, I think I will tank it. Save 3 trades, wear the donuts like a man and for Round 12 when we get back Adelaide, Brisbane, GWS, North Melbourne, West Coast, Western Bulldogs, I’ll feel a lot happier knowing i’ve saved some trades for the ride home. A lot of people are going to be in the same boat. In all honesty, we all really want to win our leagues, we can brag all summer about it! I can take a loss this week, bounce back with a big week in the next 2 bye rounds whilst hopefully others find them a lot harder.
Next week we will be missing the following teams: Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney. I believe there are less keepers in Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. Also for eg. Marty Clarke from Collingwood or any number of rookie Geelong players, there are far more guys in our teams to be cut for the home straight that week. Burning 2-3 trades that week could just about set you up for the year. Barring any injuries/suspensions/earthquakes.
But I ponder this question to all of you….
Why don’t we ALL tank this week? Let’s all take our donuts. Go sit in a park somewhere and get absolutely shit faced on mediocrity? It’ll be a huge laugh! “Hey Shane, how’s your team looking?” “Yeah, got 7 donuts haha might not crack 1k this week as my Captain just impaled himself on the behind post”. We then poke fun at Shane, he has a laugh, we all move on to Round 12.
Next week #DTSM will be back. I’ll go through the players that are returning from the bye. The one’s that will be missing that week and look likely to be getting the chop. I’ll also be discussing Round 13 scenario’s.
Also a quick shout out to Alex Williamson for this meme last week. Probably the only bloke in Australia who tipped Melbourne against Essendon. Pays to be a loose $@#*!
Follow me on the twitterspere @Aki_DT and if you want a laugh, follow Alex on @alexwilliamson8.