To add to this, i think i'll make the likes of Sicily, Macrae and Boak as the highest priority upgrade targets given they have that round 12 bye. I was looking at Macrae and Boak regardless of their bye rounds anywayRound 12 byes
Ess, Freo, Haw, Port, St.K, Wbd
Marshall, Worpel, Drew, Parker
Round 13 byes
Bri, Coll, Gee, Mel, Syd, WCE
Lloyd, Moore, Clark, Hore, Lockhart
Neale, Brayshaw, Constable
Round 14 byes
Ade, Car, GC, GWS, Nor, Tig
Cripps, Crouch, Walsh, Setters, Stack, Ross
So that is 8/12/10
I'll be looking to get rid of some of the rookies i have with a round 12 bye given im looking at only fielding 16 players maximum (As Sweet & Nutting wont play). I might look at keeping Stack &/or Ross if they look like getting games over the byes. Overall i feel like i don't have the best structure for the byes at the moment but so much can and will change so with a little consideration ill hopefully get through them relatively unscathed.
I love the byes.Should just have a week off competition wide, would make life so much easier for us Supercoaches. **** the AFL, **** channel 7 and Foxtel. Think of us.
so much this.Nothing to worry about. 3 trades a week, only 18 players needed, as long as you make good rookie decisions up until the byes, you'll be fine
There is definitely a healthy balance that you need to achieve. This far out from the byes i reckon the only time that you should be thinking about them is when you are 50/50 on who to bring in or trade out. Use the byes as a tie-breaker in that case but other than that they probably arent worth thinking about yet. Later, it may be beneficial to target certain players to help bye structure but even then the byes should not be the main consideration. Personally ive added some players to my watchlist that have a favourable bye round but im only going to target them if i thought they'd make my team regardless of their bye. For me, that is players like Macrae/Boak/Sicily who i wanted in my team anyway, the fact they have a favourable bye is just icing on the cake.I got screwed by over thinking the byes last year.
No use picking up a player to make a full 18 if he only get 40s.
May go short one week to get the other two weeks right