USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by spark » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:15 am

darkmatter wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pm
spark wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Recruit was an Irishman so instead I'll bore you with a couple of my training pops.
I noticed that you've instant-listed him, as someone who's pav membership is about to drop, are you planning on selling your non USA recruits and using the income to buy them from the TM?

Purely out of interest as I'm not sure of my plan yet :lol:
I wouldn't say my plan is set in stone yet but my thinking on it at the moment is, like you said, sell non USA recruits and use the money to buy USA players from the market so that I can continue to support the USA.

How easy it will be to pick up players who are actually good enough for the national team is another question but even if they're not good enough for the national team it would mean that I can possibly spread the age of my youth players more effectively. I reckon I'd need maybe three 16-year-olds a season and I would prefer these to be spread over the season as much as possible. That way there is some consistency to the team and I don't end up losing 3 of my best players within a week when they turn 21. So ideally I'd buy a 16-year-old at, say, week 5, week 9, and week 14.

I had quite a few early season 16-year-olds last season so I may struggle a bit when they all turn 21 one after the other so there's probably an argument for me buying a bit earlier this year but spreading out the ages seems like a good idea for having a consistent team.

In theory, if you sell your non USA recruits and use the money to buy americans then the players you buy will be of a similar quality to those that you sell so you're not really losing out on anything. Of course, you're more at risk to volatility in the transfer market but that can work for you as well as against you.
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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by Cynic » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:19 am

I've had to buy players off the market for most of my affiliate's life because it just doesnt get usable youths.
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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by BanditKeith » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:46 pm

I'm going USA only with my affiliate so probably very hard to buy them lol

(Just kidding I can't remember to buy a player to save my life)
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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by Philly » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm

I have players that I keep too long, that I might consider selling if I thought there was a market from teams who would be more likely to play them and train them well.

e.g., Jimmy Davis hasn't had a game yet and Landry has only had one T20, as Parker Richardson (17y1w | 36,953 rating | $1,971) is a better WK and batsman.

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Keeping capable Power poor
Fielding average

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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by darkmatter » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:13 pm

I've definitely had more barren spells, but it's a bit disconcerting considering these could be my last few USA pulls:

45 03 Aug 2020 Duane Clay 16,857 16,857 Woodchester XI
45 27 Jul 2020 Don Richmond 15,168 Retired
45 21 Jul 2020 Chris Manning 14,921 Retired
44 13 Jul 2020 Jake Thornton 13,880 Retired
44 06 Jul 2020 Patrick Reyes 15,933 Retired
44 29 Jun 2020 Derek Gonzales 16,817 Retired
44 22 Jun 2020 Dale Roman 22,443 24,666 Woodchester XI

16y0w | 16,857 rating | $606 wage (5% discount)

Left hand batsman | Right arm Medium

Talents Finisher
Nationality USA USA
Form reasonable
Fatigue rested
Experience dreadful
Captaincy ordinary
Skills Summary
Batsman dreadful
Bowler poor
Keeper atrocious
Allrounder poor
Notes

Skills
Batting poor Endurance dreadful
Bowling ordinary Technique atrocious
Keeping atrocious Power ordinary
Fielding average

I kind of feel it's another to fire, unfortunately. Had technique been poor I would have probably kept, but ultimately this is an ord/atro medium pacer with no talent. The fact I'm ever considering keeping probably says everything about my recent pulls :lol:
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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by bura » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 pm

Probably not worth keeping.

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Fielding ordinary
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Re: USA Youth Pulls - Post & Boast!!

Post by Ippyluver » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:10 pm

dross from both my teams
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