Top Tip – Subs
While we will keep you as updated as possible as to who is playing in what match and when, with polo being such a contact sport and substitutions being made often last minute, it is up to you to keep yourselves informed as much as possible to make sure you don’t get caught with a player in your line up who is not playing.
Make sure you know those players who sometimes step out (very often the team patrons will step out last minute due to work commitments etc so make sure you keep an eye on trends and players who are most likely to do this throughout the tournament) and that you are picking players from the list who will definitely be playing and aren’t one time subs. Each player who has subbed in is available to choose. They appear with SUB next to their names. Picking a sub can be a risky move, but also rewarding as you often get young pros coming in on their patrons low values and scoring high points. If you notice that one player is consistently subbing in for another it may be worth your while to transfer in their replacement, but make sure you know that at any moment they may swap back in.
Sometimes a player from another team will sub in and if they are on your team it is extra time on the field for you and extra points. This may not always be the best thing. Users with Rodrigo Andrade in their teams were thrilled when he came on as a replacement for Diego Cavanagh in the La Bamba match against King Power only to find that a yellow card left him with minus points!!
Those subs are tricky so keep an eye out and make sure you are checking out the Research Center for all the latest news and updates.
Ph: Cymon Skinner – People of Polo