Jordan Ridley, the defender who had a breakout season in 2020, winning Essendon’s Best & Fairest. The same player who appeared to have taken his footy to the next level in the opening rounds of this season, has been nothing but a failure of a recruit for me when is comes to SuperCoach.
I was one of the many, who unluckily recruited the star defender at his peak in 2021. After scoring 125, 136, 147 and 124 in the opening month of the 2021 AFL season, Ridley’s price shot up from $547,700 to $614,400. A fair price for that time and the price that I snapped him up for.
But it was there that my troubles began. Ridley would score a mere 31 points in round 5 due to an unfortunate knock to the head. This knock would result in him missing round 6, which caused me to go without a premium defender and instead rely on my bench for support.
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