Team Selection in Elite Kick bands AFL is the single most important step. Get this right and the rest of the year will fly by, without major headaches. In saying this, team selection is also the most difficult element of the SuperCoach AFL experience.
30 players and 20 trades. That means, at bare minimum, that 10 guys must stand up for the entire season. 10 is too few a number. 12 is not good enough – 1 Ruck, 4 Defenders, 4 Midfielders & 3 Forwards. 10 players need to be beefed up throughout the year. Equals half of trades spent upgrading – need the injury gods to bless all stayers.
I like to work at 13-14. 14 is best. Forwards tend to fluctuate the most and so are often the best delayed pickups. 13 -14 solid players should something look like this: 2 RKs, 4 DFs, 4 MFs & 3-4 FWs. The #2 ruckman spot can often be a quandry. Ruck #1 & #2 will get a post each in the next few days.
Solid players may need to be overspent on. The over-valuation of 1/16th cannot be avoided. A SuperCoach needs to be sure that they will continue to perform at the same/slightly higher level than the previous year. The usual trick is to pick a few young upcoming stars. Vince ($512k 22gms, 98 avg) is an easy example. Will he cope with the inevitable tagging pressure he will endure this year? That is the only query for Vince.