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    Help!

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering if anybody could offer any advise on what to do with my squad in terms of nets and starting XI etc.
    Really any advice is more than welcome.

    Well... This is my squad in descending BT Rating...

    Zesh Hendrik - 18 yo, BT Rating=16,879
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler. He is an attacking player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has competent batting form, superb bowling form and fair fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: competent
    Batting: proficient Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: mediocre

    Martin Ocarroll - 18 yo, BT Rating=12,854
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is an attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, superb bowling form and drained fitness.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: strong Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: mediocre

    Jason Sekani - 31 yo, BT Rating=7,705
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler. He is a destructive player with woeful leadership skills and competent experience.
    He currently has strong batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: mediocre

    Jordan Shearer - 31 yo, BT Rating=7,694
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is a steady player with worthless leadership skills and competent experience.
    He currently has proficient batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: competent
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: competent
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: feeble

    Franky Mckagen - 22 yo, BT Rating=7,339
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a destructive player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has competent batting form, woeful bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: respectable

    Robin Gibb - 18 yo, BT Rating=6,687
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a cautious player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has strong batting form, strong bowling form and lively fitness.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: competent Consistency: competent
    Fielding: respectable

    Michael Durno - 31 yo, BT Rating=5,713
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is a steady player with respectable leadership skills and respectable experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, woeful bowling form and invigorated fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: feeble

    Azgar Salam - 21 yo, BT Rating=5,177
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler. He is an attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, proficient bowling form and lively fitness.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: proficient Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: feeble

    Kumara Abeywickreme - 19 yo, BT Rating=5,058
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is an attacking player with respectable leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has feeble batting form, feeble bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: strong Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: abysmal

    Colin Hansen - 31 yo, BT Rating=4,948
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is a destructive player with woeful leadership skills and feeble experience.
    He currently has proficient batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: feeble

    Ron Briscoe - 31 yo, BT Rating=4,887
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler. He is a defensive player with proficient leadership skills and competent experience.
    He currently has worthless batting form, respectable bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: mediocre

    Fred Emerton - 31 yo, BT Rating=4,327
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a destructive player with strong leadership skills and feeble experience.
    He currently has strong batting form, superb bowling form and invigorated fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: woeful

    James Stearman - 31 yo, BT Rating=3,934
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is a defensive player with strong leadership skills and competent experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, competent bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: feeble

    Daren Chavhanga - 31 yo, BT Rating=3,821
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. He is a defensive player with worthless leadership skills and respectable experience.
    He currently has competent batting form, proficient bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: woeful

    Darrell Abrahams - 18 yo, BT Rating=3,707
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is a destructive player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has proficient batting form, worthless bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: competent Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: feeble

    Glen Mcintyre - 22 yo, BT Rating=3,658
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is a destructive player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has worthless batting form, worthless bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: competent
    Fielding: competent

    Martin Beesley - 18 yo, BT Rating=2,492
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a cautious player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Nigel Alexander - 17 yo, BT Rating=1,962
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a destructive player with competent leadership skills and worthless experience.
    He currently has abysmal batting form, abysmal bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: woeful


    Thanks In Advance

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    Okay, first question. How much cash do you have?

    'Cos you're going to need it!

    Buy / Train / Sell

    Going through your players, these are my notes:

    (nets in brackets aren't urgent, but will be needed one day)

    Hendrik
    1 WK
    1 bat
    (1 stam)

    O'Carroll
    1 bowl
    1 bat
    1 field
    (1 stam)

    Gibb
    1 bowl
    (1 stam)

    Abrahams
    1 bowl
    (1 field)

    Salam
    Sell if you can get a decent price.
    He'll never amount to much with that stamina.
    If he had better stamina, I'd train his conc. As it is, it's not worth it.

    Abeywickreme
    As with Salam.
    Some fool would be willing to take a punt on him.

    Shearer
    Not worth selling, and will give Hendrik a rest for lesser games.

    Beesley
    Also not worth selling -- won't get anything for a comp/woeful batsman. Don't bother training him, though, as it'd take too long to get that stamina up.

    You have A LOT of 31yo mediocres. How on Earth have you managed to get that many?!

    So, you've got some red herrings who are worth selling. With the money you get, you should be able to get some competents to replace those mediocres. You might be tempted to train them up a level or two in secondary/stamina first, but it's just not worth it at those skill levels.

    If you sell Abeywickreme, you'll need to get a replacement FM or F bowler. You could do with another anyway, so one of each type should be top of your shopping list.

    Assuming you've already got your nets set out as I've described above, you'll have a decent training structure -- two bats and three bowlers, which is just what you need. Give them a couple of seasons and they'll mature nicely.

    Consider sticking to just the three trainees, and sharing two stamina nets plus one fielding between them. I don't think it's worth trying to train a fourth player when your main trainees have such low stamina, and neither is it worth double-netting. Not until you can afford better trainees, anyway.

    Starting XI

    These are your better batsmen, in no particular order:

    Code:
    Hendrik   Prof / Resp / Medi  *
    O'Carroll Strg / Feeb / Feeb  *
    McKagen   Comp / Resp / Woef
    Salam     Prof / Feeb / Abys
    Beesley   Comp / Woef / Abys
    And the same for bowlers:

    Code:
    O'Carroll RSp  Resp / Feeb / Feeb  *
    Gibb      RM   Comp / Comp / Woef  *
    Abeywick' RFM  Strg / Woef / Wrth
    Abrahams  RSp  Comp / Medi / Medi  *
    Asterisks indicate trainees. I've ignored all your mediocre fillers -- just use them to fill the gaps.

    Not too bad really, but you'll need to replace Salam and Abeywickreme if you sell them.

    Summary

    Stick to your three trainees. Sell two red herrings. You'll need to replace them with at least one bowler and one batsman, with another bowler to follow.

    Hope that helps.

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    Cash = 126k

    Cheers for all the advice, The training system I had implemented was

    Hendrik = Battin x2, Keeping, Stamina
    O'Carroll = Batting, Bowling, Fielding
    Gibb = Bowling x2
    Beesley = Batting

    As you can see I didn't have the best idea what to do,
    As for all of the 31 yr old Mediocre's... I have no idea as I didn't sign a single one of them!

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    I now have :

    Hendrik = Bat, Keeping, Stamina
    Ocarroll = Bat, Bowl, Fielding, Stamina
    Abrahams = Bowling, Fielding
    Gibb = Bowling

    Should I hold onto Salam and Abeywickreme until I have purchased a replacement or whack them on the TM now?


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    126k, huh? Doesn't give you much to spend, unfortunately. Are you making a fortnightly profit?

    On second thoughts, you might be able to do better for a trainee than Abrahams. He's 18yo and only competent/mediocre/mediocre (bowling/cons/stamina), and you've already got a better trainee spinner anyway.

    You should see what you can pick up for 50-70k -- with a bit of luck, either something like a 17yo comp/comp/med F or FM, or an 18yo resp/comp/med. I could be wrong though, as it's been quite a while since I trawled the market for that sort of player.

    Salam and Abey. That's a good question. How's your season going? If you're in no danger of promotion or relegation, stick them on the market at a good price (for you!) and see if they sell. If you need them (esp. Abey), do 'em one at a time, or just wait.

    Training I can help with, but I'm not very good with the transfer market, so someone else might be able to give you much better advice.

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    Cheers,
    I'd like to think i'm in with a shot at promotion....
    In my current match I played Durno ahead of Abey... Bad decision??
    I have my eye on a few players on the TM.. see how it goes.
    I'm just about breaking even fortnightly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcussjd9 View Post
    In my current match I played Durno ahead of Abey... Bad decision??
    Nah, I think it's probably the right thing to do. You're trading Strong bowling (and nothing else) against Mediocre but with alright cons, stam and Respectable experience. Meh.

    BTW, I've had a quick look at the transfer market and it seems that 17/18yo Comp/Comps (with alright stamina) are going for under 20k each. I think that should be your base level for trainees or fillers (although, for fillers, try for older players with some exp).

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    Zesh Hendrik - 18 yo, BT Rating=18,265
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler. He is an attacking player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has competent batting form, superb bowling form and fresh fitness.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: respectable
    Batting: proficient Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: strong
    Fielding: mediocre

    Martin Ocarroll - 18 yo, BT Rating=14,280
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is an attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and woeful experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, superb bowling form and low fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: strong Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: competent

    Allahbukhsh Adeel - 17 yo, BT Rating=10,752
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is a defensive player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: respectable
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: competent Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: abysmal

    Robin Gibb - 18 yo, BT Rating=6,980
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a cautious player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has strong batting form, strong bowling form and fresh fitness.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: competent Consistency: competent
    Fielding: respectable

    Robyn Doyley - 17 yo, BT Rating=5,190
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler. He is a steady player with abysmal leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has competent batting form, strong bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: competent
    Fielding: worthless

    Darrell Abrahams - 18 yo, BT Rating=4,240
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is a destructive player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    He currently has strong batting form, worthless bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: competent
    Fielding: mediocre

    Bharadwaj Chanda - 17 yo, BT Rating=2,485
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. He is a cautious player with woeful leadership skills and worthless experience.
    He currently has worthless batting form, worthless bowling form and sublime fitness.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: competent Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    What nets???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random ****s
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    Didn't realise it was such an issue giving someone a hand to help them on their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Computer says no.
    Heh, a bit harsh, but perhaps justified

    Marcus, it'd be nice to give us your thoughts so we can tear them to shreds properly

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    It's Friday afternoon though, and I'm bored at work. Here are my notes...

    Hendrik
    Very nice. Should be at the core of your team for years.
    WK, bat, fld, (stm)

    O'Carroll
    Also nice, should make the #5 slot his own.
    bwl, bat, fld, stm

    Adeel
    Not worth training as a 'keeper.
    Won't ever be great, but will make a decent change bowler.
    If you're keeping him long term, his cons will catch up eventually.
    bwl

    Gibb
    Worse than Adeel, but definitely worth training.
    bwl, (stm)

    Abrahams
    See Gibb. Stamina can wait, though.
    bwl

    Doyley
    Stick a long term batting net on him and he'll make a tasty 20yo.
    Stamina can wait.
    bat

    Chanda
    Must be very low competent batting with that BTR.
    Wouldn't be too far behind Doyley, but behind nonetheless.
    bat


    Hendrik and O'Carroll are good enough to be your main trainees for the next few seasons. Don't be tempted to compromise on them, as you'd lose out on two potentially VERY nice players.

    So that leaves too few nets and too many youngsters. Decide which you want to keep, and flog the rest. If you think any are reasonably close to popping, take 'em up a level then sell. Could make a decent bit of cash.

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    Thanks...
    I'll whack those nets on the designated players....
    I'll only ask if i'm in a real crisis.
    It's just I didn't know where to turn with all those players lol!
    See how we go this season

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    I got smashed by a team I'd previously beaten earlier this season....
    How important is player fitness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcussjd9 View Post
    I got smashed by a team I'd previously beaten earlier this season....
    How important is player fitness?
    VERY. I think some people reckon on 1 level of PFL equating to 10% of a player's skills.

    Morale is important too -- that's often why some teams have a late season slump after a few defeats, while others come from nowhere with a few mid-season wins and start winning games.

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