No deal. Onions seems to have a decent record and would be good enough for my XI based on his stats but he has only played 8 tests and his last few outings didn't go as well. I would be better off with someone who has 350 test wickets.
Thanks for the offers but I will keep Dan.
I got great enjoyment shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowdOverrated XI Warner, Rutherford, Steve Smith, Rahane, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaulone day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
Alright then buddy. I'm finished trading then I think. Undecided on some of the bench spots though.
Solved the middle-order batsman situation as well as a bit more depth in Katich. Have various options depending on where we were playing. Only annoying thing is that I got rid of Finn early - he'd have been nice to keep if I knew that I'd get rid of Tremlett.
Cheers for setting this up Hurricane - great game. Would be keen on doing another some time. If every manager was keen to at least negotiate, this would be great. Maybe convince Cribb to simulate a future one as well with his database. Simmage + active managers would be awesome.
I've really enjoyed this too - if it were to happen again I would make 1 suggestion.
The team ranked worst should be able to make an auto trade for any player he wants. Then, the second worst team and so forth. You could make a rule where a maximum of 2 players can be traded from the top 4 teams, and say 1 player from team 5 and 6.
Zim trade out Chris Mpofu and bring in Dale Steyn.
Bang trade out Rubel Hossain and bring in Sachin Tendulkar
NZ (are they 8th?) trade out BJ Watling and bring in Virender Sehwag
WI trade out Carlton Baugh and bring in Matt Prior
Pak trade out Asad Shafiq and bring in Shane Watson
SL trade out Dilhara Fernando and bring in James Anderson
Cheers for running this, Hurricane. Great game.
Besides, it's quite fair anyway so long as you make it about who improved their side the most.
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Would definitely be keen for another version of this some time if every manager was active and negotiating. Really fancied a few Saffas for example.
- Bigger squads.
- Keep the guys who were active in this one and replace those that weren't.
That would be seriously good.
Well done Hurricane for running a good game. Really enjoyed following it and hopefully I can get in on the action for next time (dibs on Pakistan).
Two players max from the top 4 teams (Eng, Ind, SA, Aus) and 1 player from teams 5 and 6 (Pak and SL) - This would help the lower ranked teams ensure they keep Vettori, Shakib etc..
I just think it's always fun to have a few added twists, it gets a bit repetitive if you do the same format over and over.
Thanks lads and thanks for making it a success.
In terms of NUFANs idea - anyone is welcome to, at some time in the future, put their own twist on the game and run it.
I think you need to carefully examine the objectives of what you are trying to do though. If it just who improved their team the most then I think NUFAN won the game. If it is who ends up with the best team then you need to do something like NUFAN is suggesting.
I'll do some ratings on these teams later. Won't be definitive obviously but it'll be a bit of fun I guess.
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
Somerset didn't actually make any trades, so I've ignored South Africa completely.
This is how the original teams were rated:
England (Eds) - 114.10
Australia (Blakus) - 113.64
India (Turbinator) - 105.29
Pakistan (Howe_zat) - 87.05
New Zealand (Hurricane) - 84.71
Sri Lanka (Athlai) - 80.92
West Indies (ganeshran) - 74.27
Bangladesh (NUFAN) - 51.89
Zimbabwe (morgieb) - 47.10
This is how they were rated post-trading:
England (Eds) - 119.50
Australia (Blakus) - 104.31
Sri Lanka (Athlai) - 103.78
India (Turbinator) - 101.75
Pakistan (Howe_zat) - 97.85
New Zealand (Hurricane) - 87.58
West Indies (ganeshran) - 65.67
Bangladesh (NUFAN) - 62.02
Zimbabwe (morgieb) - 49.76
Athlai was the big winner there. Howe_zat and Hurricane both managed to improve their sides but slid down the rankings anyway because of Athlai's h4x. Turb, Blakus and ganeshran made their sides worse.
So Athlai wins; pretty much.Code:Before After Index Sri Lanka Athlai 80.92 103.78 1.28 Bangladesh NUFAN 51.89 62.02 1.20 Pakistan Howe_zat 87.05 97.85 1.12 Zimbabwe morgieb 47.1 49.76 1.06 England Eds 114.1 119.5 1.05 New Zealand Hurricane 84.71 87.58 1.03 India Turbinator 105.29 101.75 0.97 Australia Blakus 113.64 104.31 0.92 West Indies ganeshran 74.27 65.67 0.88
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