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Date: 05/03/2011 21:10:57
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Hope to revitalize our MBBA forum.

I have been playing since season 3 (our pioneer batch). Not much achievement by my team other than the occasional challenges in the play-offs and the provision of 2 SGs for our U-21 and NT. Sparkle (formerly known as Spaz) mentioned to me the other day in one of my rare appearance in BB-chat that I have an ageing roster. That's so true. My grouse is that season after season I just didn't manage to secure any decent drafts. Hence my ageing roster. My youngest player is 21years of age this season.

So what's ahead for me really? I suppose I will have to reinvent the team starting from next season, which could really only mean one thing, dropping off from MBBA, just like Terfu. A wholesale change is required. Bringing my wages back to something like sub 100K and hoarding cash. But more importantly, have a new group of 18yo trainees. Hopefully in the process, a bit of national service as well, by training one or two U-21 potentials.

What Terfu and Sparkle (not liking this name at all!) really inspired me to reinvent my team and hopefully in the process, reinvigorate my interest in BB. I think for Spaz (reverting to this is so natural) dominion of MBBA and Cup has really dulled his enjoyment of the game I suppose. Not winning anything is starting to dull mine. Here's to a fresh new season and challenges!

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183958.2 in reply to 183958.1
Date: 05/04/2011 13:39:58
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183958.3 in reply to 183958.1
Date: 05/05/2011 05:43:06
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Well yes indeed, it's time for us to make our squads younger. Mine is not getting any much younger because except for Zhou Pingyou (who is also approaching 30), I have failed to train any player that will replace my 2 veteran PGs (who are playing on the wings). It will take some time to properly revamp the squad with my preferences though (It's my pride to have players who start their career with the club to play on the outside). I really hope I manage to replace those 2 (Ultraman and Kamarulzaman) before their skills start dropping (Kamarulzaman is 33 but luckily his skills have yet to drop)...

Anyway I fully support your idea of youthening your squad. Hopefully you'd be able to challenge for the MBBA title again. But I would like to warn you if you are thinking of doing it in div II, the attendance in div II are ugly. I'm trying to see how many weeks it takes me to turn my income back to positive (with match tickets). But still, it's much easier to train here, considering the fact that you don't have to throw away every single game your trainee is playing in..

Feels weird to be back in the forums after being inactive for so long. I wonder where is everybody now?
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183958.4 in reply to 183958.3
Date: 05/05/2011 23:50:43
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No doubt the attendance in div II is as you said, ugly. But on the other hand our roster wages will also drop significantly as we will not be that highly competitive. If I happen to drop down to div II, I would for the first 3 seasons just focus on training the trainees, hence possibly even throwing games just so the trainees get the necessary playtime.

At the end it's all about priorities. I should have done this for the last 6 seasons as there was no way my team could have compete with Spaz or NoT. On hindsight, if I had done that 6 seasons ago, I would have amassed quite a cashpile and possessed a bunch of super trainees. Then only would I race for the summit.

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Date: 05/06/2011 09:15:04
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At the end it's all about priorities. I should have done this for the last 6 seasons as there was no way my team could have compete with Spaz or NoT. On hindsight, if I had done that 6 seasons ago, I would have amassed quite a cashpile and possessed a bunch of super trainees. Then only would I race for the summit.


True. But I guess it's never too late to start. Would love to see you challenge for the title again. I just realised how critical this thing is when I realised that I "spoke too soon" in my previous post - Kamarulzaman's skill dropped for the first time in his career (shotblocking) and I'm sure it won't be the last 0.0

Feels weird to be back in the forums after being inactive for so long. I wonder where is everybody now?