It's no secret that in afl supercoach 2021 most of the biggest decisions made will relate to the forward line. The perfect storm that currently exists between FWD/MID premos, heavily discounted mid price potential premos, genuine PODs and all out rookies is at a level we haven't seen in Supercoach before.
This being the case, many top coaches have floated the idea of the best strategies to implement to make the most out of all the valuable and risky options that rest in the forward area. And one is gaining serious momentum.
The Premo mid forwards being referred to are:
The heavily discounted or potential premos at mid price are:
Genuine PODS being for example:
And of course the rookie and cash cows:
...just to name a few.
A dilemma exists in that there are more than enough options and combinations to go with in the forward line, in fact too many. Whereas the defender and midfielder line in comparison is a lot thinner, especially at the pre season team selection stage.
As mentioned earlier, many coaches are discussing the best way to get maximum value out of those forward options, given there are so many plausible selections. Rather than being restricted to the 8 forward places available, the solution is as follows:
Now, as the season progresses, you will be able to pinpoint your cash cows and also your misses in the risk department. So the "in-season" trading strategy for this structure to flourish involves moving the Mid premos INTO the fwd position one by one as the season goes on. These trades are for cash generation and corrections OUT of the forward line.
As the example above goes, by the middle of the season you will have moved Danger, Martin, Sidebottom and Zorko into the fwd position. You will have cashed out Hutchings, Jones, Rowe and Macrae to midfield cash cow / downtraders / premos.
This means you are getting maximum exposure to the huge amount of opportunities that are presented in the forward line this year.
What are your thoughts on this strategy? Does it rely too heavily on the right players being available in the midfield / ruck position to use as a downgrade?
Time will tell. But if you are getting FOMO over omitting certain forward options, then this is likely your best play. Be interesting to see how this strategy unfolds and how many coaches go with it.
Prepared by the aflsupercoach.com Team