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2017: 2017 - Early Lessons Learned - Notes for 2018

With a team of underwhelming premiums and poor-performing Rookies, corrective trades having a "kiss of death" effect on every player brought in, and weekly scores going down instead of up, my attention is moving towards 2018 already.

Perhaps you too have started making notes of lessons to remember for next season?

What are your regrets? What did you try this season that you will do, or not do, again?

Personally I wont be selecting premiums in my initial quad unless they have at least one above-average score in the pre-season. Hannebery just wasn't right, and was selected based on history alone. I burned a sideways trade early (another sin) to correct him.

I wont be selecting any value picks coming back from injury, no matter how tempting. Omeara and Swallow. Nuff said.

I wont be picking either of the top 2 ruckmen from this season in my initial squad next season. That theory has proven itself again already.

I wont be picking rookies based on a great first-round score. Mitch Hannan, thanks for nothing.

I missed Andy Otten, the best early rookie for scores and cash, because I baulked at JS opinions/concerns raised in these threads. I figure if rookies score well, they have played well, and are likely to be given more games, with JS taking care of itself.

On a positive note, I did initially select Clayton Oliver and the Nank, based on their JLT series performances. Oliver being a solid build and inside-mid, with Melbourne on the rise and Gawn feeding him hitouts, I thought he was worth a try. He has exceeded expectations, moreso with their ruck woes. The Nank has gone solo in the ruck so was always likely to be good value, and a stepping stone to the emerging top ruckman or forward.

Similar picks like Steele and KK haven't come to similar fruition, so 2 solid speculative mid-price selections is enough for an initial squad.

So, what have you learned this season?

This thread could become a valuable reference in 9 months time ;-)

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2017: 2017 - Early Lessons Learned - Notes for 2018


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