Round Score: 1,001
Overall Rank: 4th
Just the 1 trade left
Plan is to hold this until RD26/27, the only way I'll use it before is if I have less than 17 green dots any given week.
My trades since RD15 have been absolutely dire, feels like every move I've made have been complete duds:RD15
Nathan Cleary > Mitchell Moses - The start of it all going wrong, whilst he scored well that week he was then selected for Origin and needed to be traded out again.
Kaeo Weekes > James Fisher-Harris - Need for bye cover and didn't score too badly, however also lost a little bit of cash.RD16
Mitchell Moses > Jake Turpin - Wasn't the best, wasn't the worst. A HIA ruined his cash gen.
Reece Robson > Bailey Simonsson - Was a good trade, held Simmo through his purple patch.
Harrison Edwards > Ryan Matterson - I feel this trade is haunting me a little bit, my hand was forced in order to play 13 in the bye round (Edwards HIA at training) and I have been stuck with Matto ever since.RD17
Karl Oloapu > Jack Bird - Needed to trade Oloapu to field 17, decided to jump on Bird early to give me 13 players for RD19. Bird returned a 29 and came out a week later saying he needed some time off.RD19
Jake Turpin > Valynce Te Whare - Again needed a trade to field 12 in the bye round (would have been 13 if Bird trade hadn't failed miserably). Was set on bringing Kiraz in but made a late switch to Te Whare for his DPP.RD20
Jack Bird > David Fifita - Happy enough with this trade even if it was a bit too early, most people brought him in.
Connelly Lemuelu > Harry Grant - Same as Fifita, would actually have brought him in earlier if I hadn't got Matto.
Valynce Te Whare > Jake Averillo - VTW straight out and in hindsight could have just done Turpin > Averillo the week before.
Jahream Bula > Jeral Skelton - Has performed ok in his 2 starting games however I think he loses his spot this week and then becomes a dud.RD21
James Fisher-Harris > Nathan Cleary - Scared of the Bulldogs fixture and rushed him in when he had cash to drop, meant I traded out Tohu instead of Matto/Boyd.
Bailey Simonsson > Reuben Garrick - Good trade, no complaints.
Tohu Harris > Jesse Colquhoun - The only cash out I could afford and scored very well but is now suspended lol.
Some really bad trading here and I have cost myself an opportunity at making a late push to win the whole comp.
As regards to RD21's scores, Grant was my lowest score of the week and then had Fifita, Matto, Manu, Averillo all in the 45-49 range coupled with captain Cleary's 51. A steady week but nothing spectacular. It seems no matter what happens each week the gap between myself and the 3 above me remains around the same.
It's been a fun year riding the Top 5 for the majority of it but feels like I have plateau'd and it'll just be a case of how much I drop.
Team for RD22 prior to any TLT chaos:
Haas JDB Hors
Fifita iPapCleary (c)
Drinky Teddy Ponga
Hopgood Matto Preston SJ (loop)
Averillo Boyd Colquhoun Skelton
Pretty boring stuff... Thanks for reading!