So, we are finally here. Just days away from the commencement of the season, and to be frank I could not be more excited. Given that we are just four sleeps away from the kick off of the season, it’s really getting down to business! This week I thought I would give you my thoughts on what has me excited for this Dream Team Season, and suggestions on how to stay on top of managing your team this season.
A lot of talk has been made about the changes to the points scoring system for the 2012 Dream Team Season. A lot of opinion and conjecture is floating around about how to structure your team this year to be successful. Where have you spent your money, and how will your ‘risks’ perform? The likes of Corey Norman, Scott Prince, Terry Campese and picking the right cash cows will either make or break your team and if you are set up well from early on, having extra trades up your sleeve is worth it’s weight in gold.
I have no doubt that many of us have spent hours and hours making various teams in the last month or so, and I know for fact that a fair portion of our teams will also change on Tuesday as team lists are announced. That last minute frenzy will be awesome, and nerve wracking. Come Friday evening, your teams are locked in and your 30 Trade limit commences! I am not going to lie, while I feel like I can perform decently, this season is rather daunting given that I will be blogging regularly for you all. My success or failure will be on display for you all to see, and I don’t have anonymity to hide behind!
For experienced Dream Teamers, what I will say is obvious, however It’s nonetheless important to state. Dream Team requires a time commitment. Often best spent on a Friday, it’s crucial to keep up to date on player injuries, withdrawals and team lists. Don’t forget that Round 1 features a partial lockout, for Dragons and Knights players on Thursday night. Fan groups can be good, but people have been known to intentionally mislead for their own benefit, so I suggest you check the NRL Lone Scout Page, the NRL Late Mail and even Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter, I have a Twitter handle purely for Dream Team and NRL news. Follow me – ‘@BWTF_sladie” and I’ll be looking to provide in game thoughts as well as reminders for Team Lists etc.
With the commencement of the regular season, next week’s The Starting 17 will be shifting to a structured format. Stay tuned to see what’s in store. For now though, here’s to a great NRL Season in 2012, and GO THE MIGHTY TIGERS!!
Until next week!