To chop, or not to chop Nathan Foley
There are 26,562 coaches faced with a decision this week… that is what to do with underperforming the mid-priced midfielder from Richmond, Nathan Foley. What are you looking at doing?
There are 26,562 coaches faced with a decision this week… that is what to do with underperforming the mid-priced midfielder from Richmond, Nathan Foley. Despite a solid preseason (55, 83, 103), Foley killed us in round one when he was subbed off just after half time because of his gastro, for only 24 and then backed up this week with only 55.
There is no doubting Foley’s Dream Team ability (see his Deck of DT write up from the preseason), but with his first two efforts, he is destined to drop in value. He has a breakeven of 97, meaning he is likely to take a bit of a dive. Not cool, considering we bought him as an improver and a stepping stone to a premium.
There is a part of me saying “keep him, he’ll come good”… but I’m thinking that there is some other players worth jumping on that I missed before the prices go up this week.
I don’t think it’s worth looking at anyone around his price, so I’m looking at one of the players I missed – namely Ed Curnow or Tom Liberatore. These would be the two popular ones that will be on everyone’s radar. I am going to wait and see what Chook says in his rookies post (look out for that on Wednesday morning), but I am worried about them being Fools Gold. Mini-Libba is my choice at the moment, but we’ll wait and see.
While backing Foley in would be the normal thing to do… I am going to get over $130K to play with by dumping him and will be able to use that towards my first upgrade. If you have a couple of issues, such as if your name is Calvin and have both Foley and Andrejs Everitt. You might look at a double trade by getting rid of Foley for Libba and then turning the bad call in Everitt into Corey Enright who has smashed out a couple of awesome early games.
So, what are you doing and what is your thought process behind it?