GarethEllisismyDad wrote:1st draft - of many many revisions to come, but I'm happy to have things ive overlooked crowd sourced and to get the discussion going further
Hooker - robson
mid, cotter, b.smith, tapine
edg, garner, gilbert.
hlf, cleary, hynes
ctr , HTF, Thompson (souths)
wfb, T.Martin, walsh, ponga,
61k$ burning a hole
I know there are lots of written and unwritten rules I’ve almost certainly contravened so feel free to point them out
These comments are structural rather than about the individual players (who may or may not make TLT), but you have far, far too many min-price players. You'll be spending the first two months working out how to get half of them out of your squad with minimal if any profits, which will both ruin your cash gen *and* hamstring your ability to get in the mid-price cows who reveal themselves over the first month. On top of that, you'll need to play at least four and (given byes/injuries/suspensions) probably five or six every week for god knows what score.
This season I think your bench needs to be deeper not shallower. Build with four min-price cows, five at the outside, three if conservative, and a couple of them need to be near guarantee moneymakers like Schneider last year. You can always trade down in the early weeks to a $240k cow you've missed, trading out a failed cow is more difficult. Multiple failed ones is impossible. And you can't have dead spots.