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    What Should I Do Battrick Gurus

    i've had this team for a about 6 months now but i'm not quite sure how i should improve it, i.e who i should train and whether i should try to buy anymore players etc. i've bought youth as i want to develop them but i'm not quite sure how to mix the training etc. so yeah if anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated atm my lineup is

    Haden
    Gallagher
    Ottley
    Flood
    Barton (+)
    Jantjes
    Joseph
    Softley
    Mcgrath (*)
    Tyson
    Thorn



    Lewis Thorn - 19 yo, BT Rating=8,632
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, proficient batting form, superb bowling form, invigorated
    A cautious player with respectable leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: competent Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: worthless

    Will Flood - 23 yo, BT Rating=8,558
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with abysmal leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: respectable Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: mediocre

    Jake Haden - 21 yo, BT Rating=7,522
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, feeble batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with proficient leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: competent Concentration: competent
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: feeble

    Stuart Barton - 19 yo, BT Rating=6,657
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with feeble leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: respectable
    Batting: competent Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Tony Ottley - 20 yo, BT Rating=6,294
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with proficient leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: proficient Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: feeble

    Matthew Metcalf - 18 yo, BT Rating=6,274
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, feeble batting form, woeful bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with feeble leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: competent
    Bowling: competent Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: feeble

    Daniel Mcgrath - 18 yo, BT Rating=5,931
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, lively
    A defensive player with strong leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: competent
    Bowling: competent Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: worthless

    Uriah Gallagher - 20 yo, BT Rating=5,689
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: competent Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: worthless

    Christopher Virgo - 18 yo, BT Rating=5,389
    LH Batsman, RFM Bowler, worthless batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: worthless

    Shaun Jantjes - 18 yo, BT Rating=5,119
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, proficient batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with worthless leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: worthless

    Robert Tyson - 18 yo, BT Rating=4,909
    RH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, invigorated
    An attacking player with mediocre leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: feeble Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: competent Consistency: competent
    Fielding: worthless

    Bill Joseph - 18 yo, BT Rating=4,670
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, energetic
    A steady player with abysmal leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: worthless

    William Storey - 28 yo, BT Rating=4,100
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, abysmal batting form, abysmal bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with strong leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: competent
    Batting: competent Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: mediocre

    Ian Softley - 20 yo, BT Rating=3,980
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, strong batting form, competent bowling form, energetic
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: competent Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: worthless

    Greg Lawson - 18 yo, BT Rating=3,757
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, woeful batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with respectable leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: abysmal

    Dean Bambatha - 18 yo, BT Rating=3,249 [transfer listed]
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, abysmal batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: feeble

    Peter Williamson - 18 yo, BT Rating=2,734
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, abysmal batting form, abysmal bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with strong leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: competent Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: competent


    So yeah if anyone could help me with this id greatly appreciate it

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    In two words: Oh dear

    Here are your players' endearing features, listed as you did in order of decreasing BTR:
    Code:
    Bat  = Batting/Concentration/Stamina
    Bowl = Bowling/Consistency/Stamina
    WK   = WK/Consistency/Fielding
    
    Thorn      19yo Bowl 6/8/7
    Flood      23yo Bat  7/3/6
    Haden      21yo Bat  6/6/3
    Barton     19yo Bat  6/5/5  WK   7/1/1
    Ottley     20yo Bat  8/2/5
    Metcalf    18yo Bowl 6/7/2
    Gallagher  20yo Bowl 6/2/5  Bat  5/5/5
    Virgo      18yo Bowl 5/6/6
    Jantjes    18yo Bat  5/1/7
    Tyson      18yo Bowl 6/6/4
    Joseph     18yo Bowl 6/3/3  Bat  6/3/3
    Storey     28yo Bat  6/4/2
    Softley    20yo Bowl 6/2/2  Bat  6/1/2
    Lawson     18yo Bat  6/3/4
    Bambatha   18yo Bowl 5/6/3
    Williamson 18yo Bowl 6/1/5
    Blue for those worth keeping.
    Green for those you might consider training.
    Red for those you should get rid of.

    Soz about the colour coding if you're colour blind or Trev.

    Thorn is by far your best young player -- stick a bowling net or two on him.

    Flood and Haden are too old to train, but stay in for their batting.

    Barton. Not too bad, but I wouldn't train him as a wickie...not with those WK secondaries.

    Ottley. Get rid -- he'll never amount to much with Abysmal conc. You might get some cash for him, if you're lucky.

    Metcalf is worth training up a bit -- definitely one bowling net and a stamina, perhaps two bowling...but he'll be perpetually knackered if you play him in FC and OD while he's on three nets.

    Gallagher's a tricky one. How skint are you? If you've got a bit of cash, I'd sell him (wait until he pops if you've already got him on nets) -- his consistency is too low for him to be a decent bowler in the near future, and he's too old for you to consider training his batting up from mediocre. If you're absolutely skint, stick a fielding net on him, perhaps a primary too, and you should be able to make some money later in the season, which you can use on buying in other players (who aren't all-rounders).

    To get any all-rounders going, you're going to need lots of nets -- at least 3 (batting, bowling and fielding) for each one. I don't think you need them right now -- until you've got five usable batsmen, five bowlers and a WK, there's no competition for places so why have an all-rounder?

    Virgo and Tyson are worth a net, while Jantjes is a real red herring -- if you can get hard cash for him, good.

    Joseph's an interesting one...he might get somewhere with fielding and fitness nets, plus any bowling or batting you've got left over.

    Storey I think is good enough to hang around the #6 position for a little while.

    Lastly, Lawson's secondaries aren't good enough to warrant training.

    In summary, here's how I think your training should go:

    Thorn -- 2x bowling
    Metcalf -- bowling, fitness
    Gallagher -- fielding (maybe bowling and fitness too)
    Virgo -- bowling
    Tyson -- bowling
    Joseph -- fielding, fitness, batting

    That's ten...but they're almost all bowling! Not too bad for now, as your existing batsmen are better than your bowlers.

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    Just realised that I only left you with ten players -- best keep hold of Otley for now!

    Also, I didn't take bowler type into account -- I think you've just got FMs and spinners, so it might be an idea to part exchange for a few others. If you're prepared to write off this season (or at least, can stay afloat where you are), it might be a good idea to decide which bowlers are the worst prospects, then sell them when they hit Proficient.

    If you're prepared to wait two seasons, wait until they hit Strong -- you'll get plenty of cash for them, but you may well end up losing in the mean time if you come up against certain pitch types.

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    cheers Mahindinho thats helped me heaps, youre a legend


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    Thanks for that ive done all the things you suggessted pretty much a few of my guys are on the transfer market atm, however in your previous posts you forgot to include Daniel Mcgrath, so i was wondering what ur thoughts were on him, and whether you just missed him and if you have how he would fit into my nets if he should be there?

    thanks heaps

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    also including the changes what should my current lineup now be i.e batting order, bowling order etc. cheers sorry for being a pain guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by readie View Post
    Thanks for that ive done all the things you suggessted pretty much a few of my guys are on the transfer market atm, however in your previous posts you forgot to include Daniel Mcgrath, so i was wondering what ur thoughts were on him, and whether you just missed him and if you have how he would fit into my nets if he should be there?

    thanks heaps
    Oops -- I missed him completely.

    McGrath's very close to Virgo -- 6/5/5 as opposed to 5/6/6. Personally, I'd suspect that Virgo's closer to a beast (6/6/6!), but can't be sure. I'd be inclined to keep Virgo as the trainee, but it's close.

    However, I reckon he's a better bet than Tyson (6/6/4).

    You've done well getting youth, but its left you with a very samey team. Once the training kicks in, you'll be able to sort the men from the boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahindinho View Post
    Oops -- I missed him completely.

    McGrath's very close to Virgo -- 6/5/5 as opposed to 5/6/6. Personally, I'd suspect that Virgo's closer to a beast (6/6/6!), but can't be sure. I'd be inclined to keep Virgo as the trainee, but it's close.

    However, I reckon he's a better bet than Tyson (6/6/4).

    You've done well getting youth, but its left you with a very samey team. Once the training kicks in, you'll be able to sort the men from the boys!
    cheers mate, thanks again been a big help - cred to you



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