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Hard-core fan (ultimate supporter owner)mrrichGI Supporter
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Posted on 2018-01-09 12:21:03
So on the players to watch for the future I am working through, looking at Abcat's wonderfully helpful list. Any QB's that are on a bot team that hadn't achieved 100k wages I have taken out. I have taken out running backs on bot teams which were under 80k in wages.

I've emailed some people asking for info on some of their players. I have gone thoroughly through QBs and RBs so far, there is potentially one possible change in QB I'd like to wait, waiting to hear back from the coach who owns him rather than waste $3,500.

Running backs are a concern, the ones we have aren't ideal and other high wage ones aren't brilliant either. I've emailed a couple of coaches asking for stats on those players.

Couple of other areas:

Would like a couple more options on OL, hopefully will come from up and coming players.
TE - Hopefully something will come up there as it's a slightly concerning area.
DL - Again, need options here
SF - Could do with another option

LB, CB, WR we're very solid in these areas, and QB but looking at that list, we really need to start having a couple get up to top wages in the coming seasons as Borland and McMillan are retiring after this season. This leaves us with, I believe, only two QB's with wages over 100k after this season.
  

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Posted on 2018-01-09 13:40:40
My thoughts are to look at how prospective players are doing in away games. 5 star performances away from home will be very useful in qualifying.

PM on my fullback will follow this evening. X
  
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Posted on 2018-01-09 15:58:20
AbCat wrote:

My thoughts are to look at how prospective players are doing in away games. 5 star performances away from home will be very useful in qualifying.

PM on my fullback will follow this evening. X



I've also just noticed we have three days until game 1. So I better get my arse in gear.

One change has happened. Alasdair Booth I have brought in as QB and Ashley Borland has been dropped. Ashley wouldn't have started anyway, but I think next season Alasdair will be the starter or John James George due to retirements, so I thought I may as well bring him in now.
  

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Posted on 2018-01-10 8:03:06
Just to say, aged players on bot teams will never retire - furthermore, if their bot team gets taken over by a human, the NT players go on the transfer list, and are usually snapped up for another season until their physicals are shot.

It's terrible that John James George is now on a bot team. I don't know if he'd maxed out before Lillewhites went bot, but I suspect he'll be lacking in a few secondary skills.

McGilveray should be National Team standard by next season though.
  
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Posted on 2018-01-10 12:15:25
AbCat wrote:

Just to say, aged players on bot teams will never retire - furthermore, if their bot team gets taken over by a human, the NT players go on the transfer list, and are usually snapped up for another season until their physicals are shot.

It's terrible that John James George is now on a bot team. I don't know if he'd maxed out before Lillewhites went bot, but I suspect he'll be lacking in a few secondary skills.

McGilveray should be National Team standard by next season though.



My problem with John James was he only has 12 agility, everything else was good. Corey is still the top in my opinion, if John had higher agility he would be starting. Alasdair Booth though is close to being the starter, as soon as two of his stats go from 19 to 20 I will probably start him.
  

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Posted on 2018-01-11 13:53:15
I could mess around a lot more, but I think I have a team now. Just making final decisions on formation and starters. I could mess around a lot more but I think we would only improve in very small ways.

One area of real concern for the future though is running back. There is a severe drought of them, a lot of the ones in 'Players to watch in the future' are not great or stuck on bot teams undeveloped. The others, there are a lot of 5* players on human teams but they have low wages, and some are getting quite old now. So I'm definitely going to be trying to train up a running back for the future as I think we'll need a few.
  

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Posted on 2018-01-11 14:04:16
mrrich wrote:

I could mess around a lot more, but I think I have a team now. Just making final decisions on formation and starters. I could mess around a lot more but I think we would only improve in very small ways.

One area of real concern for the future though is running back. There is a severe drought of them, a lot of the ones in 'Players to watch in the future' are not great or stuck on bot teams undeveloped. The others, there are a lot of 5* players on human teams but they have low wages, and some are getting quite old now. So I'm definitely going to be trying to train up a running back for the future as I think we'll need a few.



I had this UK dude on my team some time ago.

https://www.grid-iron.org/club/pldetails/team_id/4778/playerid/1225939

But I lost track of his skills when I sold him. I think he had great catching and carrying.



Actually, I checked the old spreadsheets, and I think he could help your team if his physicals have not been run down to 12.
  

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Posted on 2018-01-11 14:11:57
Just out of curiosity, what kind of stats are we looking at for a RB to be considered ready for the national team?
  
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Posted on 2018-01-11 14:21:36
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Just out of curiosity, what kind of stats are we looking at for a RB to be considered ready for the national team?



As we're probably looking at predominantly a blocking role, strength of 20 is a must, high agility, high consistency, high tacticals and high footwork are a must. Obviously high carrying would be a bonus, but they would hardly be doing any.

I've had to bring in my RB, as at least I know he's got the strength, blocking, consistency and the carrying. Biggest problem I'm having is consistency as I am not considering anyone with low numbers there.

  

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Posted on 2018-01-11 15:16:47
SrednaD wrote:

mrrich wrote:

I could mess around a lot more, but I think I have a team now. Just making final decisions on formation and starters. I could mess around a lot more but I think we would only improve in very small ways.

One area of real concern for the future though is running back. There is a severe drought of them, a lot of the ones in 'Players to watch in the future' are not great or stuck on bot teams undeveloped. The others, there are a lot of 5* players on human teams but they have low wages, and some are getting quite old now. So I'm definitely going to be trying to train up a running back for the future as I think we'll need a few.



I had this UK dude on my team some time ago.

https://www.grid-iron.org/club/pldetails/team_id/4778/playerid/1225939

But I lost track of his skills when I sold him. I think he had great catching and carrying.



Actually, I checked the old spreadsheets, and I think he could help your team if his physicals have not been run down to 12.



Thanks, the thing that concerned me about him was the wages, as this means maximum 15 in any stats aside from physicals.
  

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