SuperCoach winner Ayden Potter has revealed his tips and team for the 2016 season.
Potter, a 19-year-old second year apprentice from Melbourne, won the grand prize of $50,000 in 2015.
In an interview with the Herald Sun, Potter revealed his tips for the upcoming SuperCoach season.
“Well in the pre-season last year I wasn’t actually employed yet, so I was doing probably four or five hours a week of research I reckon. Then when I got a job that started to come down to an hour or two on a Thursday,” he said when asked about his strategy for the pre-season.
“I was looking through players’ histories, just all the news, injury reports and looking through a lot of break-evens and prices and where I thought players could get to potentially. I sort of tried to play it a bit like a stock market, I guess — buy low.
“Maybe not who was the best player at that stage but who could be the best in the coming weeks. It wasn’t about going and spending $600,000 on the best player at the moment, it was about spending $450,000 on someone in form at that point. Like I got Dayne Zorko at about $450,000 and after I got him I think he averaged about 117.”
Potter said that Tom Rockcliff, was a must have in SuperCoach this year.
“Tom Rockliff. I don’t think he’s going to be leaving my team. He’s just too cheap ($550,100) to ignore, I think, and I had him in the last five rounds last year and he was absolute gold at the end there.”
“I just try to back my gut because I find a lot of the time that your gut is actually right, and you’re going to be a lot more disappointed if you don’t back your gut and what you thought would happen, happens. Rather than you do what everyone else is doing and that doesn’t happen,” he said when asked for some parting tips.
“Yeah, so I’d say just back your gut. If you think something’s going to happen, then back your own research and hope for the best I guess! But there’s no real formula or anything I guess.