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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Elsteveo on Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks Simon Fellas for life!

Should be a cracking game Donkey good luck to your guys too!

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by donkeysaint on Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:37 pm

I can't believe I'm winning 7 tries to none after 42 minutes. Elsteveo, are you on a lower intensity? Should I have played normal instead?

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by gimping on Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:47 pm

Saw it at half time but didn't want to jinx it for you.

Would make an epic comeback if the fellas get ahead

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by donkeysaint on Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks, I'm starting to feel quite secure now..

Crusaders vs. Sparker is the really exciting one. 16-13 after 58 minutes..

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by ivelostmysparky on Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:54 pm

Yay managed to put Sparker away in the last 20.
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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by gimping on Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Congrats to both, impressive wins!

@donkeysaint when's your next nt/u20 term? A result like that when stars and csr are so tight is truly impressive. Hard luck Elsteveo, I have also been bested by donkey in recent times

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Elsteveo on Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:23 am

Wow that was impressive congrats Donkey!

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by donkeysaint on Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Thank you everyone!

I'm happy I managed to keep pressure up throughout the game, scoring six tries per half. I was lucky enough to avoid injuries (unlike my last few games), allowing all my substitutions to go through as planned, adding to that pressure being kept. And my tactics seem to have been working just right in this game. Still, the size of the victory really surprised me too, I was expecting something much closer. But I also thought the energy difference would be bigger than it was.

Regarding the future, I remain very sceptical about the future of classic BR, once BR2 is released. As long as there are no pay-to-win features, I will be moving towards it on release.

With my family foremost (twins aged three and a one year old), and my work too, I cannot find time to commit to running any international sides for the time being. My last (and first) U20 term, while being very fun and intellectualy rewarding, was also putting considerable stress on me, especially during EOST and WC times. The day-to-day running was also a considerable commitment, contacting managers about players, discussing tactics on the offsite and setting up games. Not having that now is a relief.

I do almost nothing in terms of adjusting tactics or scouting opponents now. I think I have managed to build an effective squad over the last few years, and I have a set of tactics that work well for it most of the times. The only management I do, really, is handling energy between the games. It keeps it ok in terms of time spent.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by tryasta on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:54 pm

@donkeysaint what you achieved in the u20 was outstanding. I have always told you and I repeat again your handling of the team during the u20 World Cup was amazing. If you want to come back to drive the team for S34 (and I leave up to you the possibility to change your mind) I will be happy to be your assistant.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:34 pm

These new zonal tactics are pretty cool. Well, "new", shows how long I've been away! Still in the cup somehow, with my hastily purchased team of misfits.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by ivelostmysparky on Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:07 pm

@Cidusii wrote:These new zonal tactics are pretty cool. Well, "new", shows how long I've been away! Still in the cup somehow, with my hastily purchased team of misfits.

Nice to see a veteran getting back into it. Not sure when zonal tactics came in maybe season 20ish? Did you have lots of money saved up for being away so long?
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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Roughly 15 mil! Spent a third of it reconstructing what was left of my team haha.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by tryasta on Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:47 am

With the remaining 10 mill you can buy some u20 youngsters to train for S34 Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:33 pm

Haha if one comes up I probably could Smile. I'm guessing those youngster will come through in a season or so?

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by tryasta on Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:47 pm

If you want them when they are cheap, you should look now (this season) for 18 yo (meaning they turned 18 this season). Any player able to reach around 90K CSR at the end of this season could be in contention in S34 and players above 100K CSR are all in bar some exceptions.

If you want them when they are strong, then you should look for them next season, when they are 19. Some managers promote them early next season to maximize the training in the Academy but then, probably what is sold is mostly leftovers and fringe players.

Feel free to use this thread to see what could be in the cards and see if you want to negotiate with some managers an early release for you to buy Smile

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by ivelostmysparky on Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:49 pm

Tbh $15M is chump change these days. Though still plenty to buy a decent squad, and some U20 kids.
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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:59 pm

Yeah I'm guessing it's not much! I always ran a money-tight team though back in the day, so it's a lot for me haha. I may wait for the next U20 cycle, since I threw some money into the youth academy, along with some stars Smile.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by tryasta on Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:01 pm

cheers

Tait Kightley looks promising Smile

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by robelix on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:49 am

nice to see you around these parts again Cidusii...are we about to see another Kiwi BROsers uprising? or maybe a Freelancers recall?
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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:15 pm

Probably the Freelancers! Not looking to invest money on renaming players into Offsite names right now haha.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by simon71 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:00 pm

Any good cup games on tonight? Most of the top sides look pretty comfortable
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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:05 pm

I'm making a push with a big CSR disadvantage. Hopefully my team pulls through.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:21 pm

Tight 7-3 lead at halftime in my cup game. I've dominated possession and territory, but struggling to put points on the board. I'll need to review my tactics after all of this.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by Cidusii on Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:16 pm

Whew, game securing try in the 79th minute to win 23-31. Too close for comfort there.

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Re: Season 32 General Discussion

Post by donkeysaint on Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:40 pm

And so ends my cup-run...

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