Originally Posted by trevor_vayro
Never trust train companies, , they lie to you! Also never trust men with centre partings, or anyone who has two Christian names instead of a proper surname, or anyone who calls you 'Chick' - Stick to those four basic rules and you won't go far wrong in life."
I've always adhered to rules #1 and #3, while #4 sounds rather sensible...but I'm not sure of #2.
Anyway, training-wise, you've got this little lot:
Staveley 21 sup++/resp bat
Greening 20 qual+/comp bat
Noon 20 prof/resp bat, resp wk
Patel 21 prof/resp bat
Bennett 19 prof+/med bat
Bewers 20 sup+/resp+ bowl
Cash 30 resp/str bat, str/comp bowl
That all looks fairly sensible, actually - you're training some older players, but they've all got decent stats. As long as you're not training solely for profit, you're alright. It's actually looking very much like a slightly older version of my team from the start of last season - as the general level of your team increases, you'll find that you start beating the "superstar" teams to whom you used to lose.
However, I'd seriously consider stopping training Stavely and Patel as soon as they pop, and instead giving their nets over to Greening and Bewers, who'd benefit more from the boost. You REALLY want those two to hit Remarkable or even Wonderful before they get too old. Okay, maybe get Staveley up to Remarkable
I don't know what your bowling lineup's like, but I'd consider selling Patel (or even Staveley) once popped, to get a better (and trainable) bowler or two in - at the moment, it looks as you're going to have a bit of an unbalanced side, esp. when FC games come in and you have trouble taking 20 wickets.
I've got a similar problem, in that I need to sell one of my bowlers at some point and buy a third gun batsman (Qual+).
Wicketkeeping's an interesting one - obviously they increase your fielding rating, and that's going to increase the probability of getting catches...but how much of an individual difference do they make? I'd guess that, like in the real world, better WKs are going to come into their own for the FC matches.
What does everyone else think? Not that you'd trust my opinion anyway, what with my (slight) centre parting