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Proven Power – A Come-back Story

From Jack Saunders: After round 2 I was sitting at an average of under 2000, struggling to the say the least. ranked 41,508th overall. 1 trade used. I looked at the gambles I had taken with alot of mid pricers. It almost made me weep.

After round 2 I was sitting at an average of under 2000, struggling to the say the least. ranked 41,508th overall. 1 trade used. I looked at the gambles I had taken with alot of mid pricers. It almost made me weep.

When ur 41,508th overall things need to change. like Matthew Primus i started cutting (I wish 6 at a time) and i’ve told myself until i’m in the top 2,000 i’m trading hard.

Rd 3

OUT Houli ($255,100) IN Swan ($511,200)
OUT Foley ($235,900) IN Curnow ($96,400)
 
Things started going well, so i thought lets trade some more! 23,676 over all Better

Rd 4

OUT Buckley ($97,600) IN McKenzie ($97,600)
OUT Krakouer ($169,100) IN Pitt ($92,500)
 
Now after this Krakouer scored a 40 (after 2 48’s) and Pitt hit his 3rd game, Buckley was out and mckenzie looked like a great cash cow. 22,345 overall, after a terrible week of selections 100’s on the bench i hardly moved. still way outside I kept trading

Rd 5

OUT Prestia ($162,100) IN Riewoldt ($263,900)
OUT Everitt ($263,900) IN Adcock ($293,100)
 
Luckily for me Everitt had snuck in a 100 against the WCE and kept his price just high enough to get in adcock whilst prestia was being dropped i picked up the Jumping Jack. the next week things started kicking into action Jack made his BE and blasted out 100 adcock smashed 100, and i smash 2141 finally a decent score. 10,612 ovall and i could almost touch a 4 figure ranking, so i kept trading.

Rd 6

OUT Richardson ($136,700) IN Harper ($92,500)
OUT Higgins ($374,800) IN Riewoldt ($371,800)
 
Both Arguably sidways trades, but it really was patch up this week had 5 0’s in the forwards with Pitt, Franklin and Johnson. watched the scores get worse and worse and worse. Sitting on 1812 before lockout ended and i was sure that i couldnt go forward, i thought this revival might end there and then. but i log on after and BOOM 8,237 overall, i almost chocked, somehow i was in the top 10,000 i was excited my trade where working, i looked at my team for the first time i saw some strength i felt like i was in with a chance at the car. Soooooo i kept trading!!

Rd 7

OUT Fraser ($256,400) IN Tippett ($114,400)
OUT Duigan ($217,500) IN Hibberd ($92,500)
 
Fraser had covered Cox and Sandi’s first byes so i could make some money Duigan was maxing out and hibberd was fresh meat, neither effected my teams purely some money making. And then i watched Rawling and Petrie out score bartel and chappy, grimes injured, knights score lowly, and by the end of monday night i watch gibbs, tags, goddard, and reiwoldt push me through the 2000 even with the 13 from curnow. I sat up all night waiting to see if i could move forward a little more keep creeping my way up and there it was 3,817 overall. that is 37691 places in 5 rounds and now i have $319,100 in the bank and guess what. I’m gonna trade!!!

Hard Trading Early. One of the worst moves a Dream Teamer can make in the wrong circumstances but now thanks purely to Hard Trading (and a little luck) this no hope wishy washy team is starting to look like it can make a run at the car, I might have 6-8 trades less then most teams, but I am doing 10 times better then 5 weeks ago, what would of you done in my position? If I have 8 trades left by round 12 but my final team all but finished with a little luck, this no hoper might just be driving off in a new FJ Cruiser at the end of the year!

By Jack Saunders

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