Round 8 brings with it some dead set challenges for many teams. Many of us have some cash cows ready to trade in for cash. Many of us are also looking to beef up their teams with some solid upgrades.

Get stuck right into this weeks pre round video. Important for all of us to focus on the value available this round. However – one thing I want to say before you watch is to seriously consider holding your trades for the lean weeks ahead.

Enjoy and let old Jock know your thoughts,

Jock Reynolds


54 Comments

Kade · 16/05/2012 at 07:41

Gday fellas

Well i have a bit of coin in the bank, and thinking its time two cash in 2 cows for two bottomed up prems, im going to pick up mitchel an nick dal, who would you trade out of toby greene, coniglio and shiel, i needa loose two, cheers

    jimbo drouid · 17/05/2012 at 03:57

    Greene and shiels I suggest

      Liam · 17/05/2012 at 04:57

      keep which ever one has the lowest break even

JB · 16/05/2012 at 07:43

Gday Jock

I looking to upgrade a defender and am looking at getting either Heath shaw or Heath scottland

which one do ya reckon is a better pick??

    TheAnointedOne · 16/05/2012 at 09:06

    Heath Shaw in prime form at present…. in my team from onset.

      jimbo drouid · 17/05/2012 at 03:58

      Shaw is my pick.

Areeb Rizvi · 16/05/2012 at 07:59

hey guys

i wanted to ask should i trade out martin? if so for who?

ive had a look at sherman and michael johnson. any other suggestions(under 441K)

thank you

    BradNied · 16/05/2012 at 10:56

    why don't you get raph clarke aswell while you're at it…

      TheAnointedOne · 17/05/2012 at 07:40

      hilarious absolutely hilarious.

      Keep Martin!!!!

    Vince · 16/05/2012 at 23:51

    BIG NO on that move. Martin playing bombers this week, he'll be likely to roam free while Hocking and Howlett keep Cotchin and Delids in check.

    If you have to get rid of him…Sidebum would be my pick meaning 2 trades.

    Benny · 17/05/2012 at 02:38

    If your talking Dustin Martin Hold Hold Hold he is a gun just finding form..He was a superstar last year IMO..

jimma · 16/05/2012 at 08:37

Jock and the community, how much job secruity does Lee Spurr have? Will he keep playing and providing me with an emergency backmen? Thanks, Jimma

Jim · 16/05/2012 at 09:18

Byes aside….

Who's would be better: Scotland or Beams? I'm thinking Beams…. Opinions??

    Patsy · 16/05/2012 at 09:40

    Hi Jim,

    my pick would be scotland, as there are not many solid def-mid players but lots of solid mid-fwd players other than beams. plus carlton has no carazzo, so scotland more midfield and collingwood have dale thomas returning this week and steele sidebum doing good filling luke ball's vacancy

    Stefanaki · 16/05/2012 at 19:47

    Scotland – there is probably only four lock defenders (Scotland, Shaw, Goddard & Deledio).

Dog · 16/05/2012 at 09:19

Big Dalhaus should be on your cards to mate

Darren · 16/05/2012 at 16:48

Love your work Jock…keep it up old son!!

Mark · 16/05/2012 at 21:10

anyone taking the buys seriously ? Or are we all resigned to taking a loss or two ?

    Vince · 16/05/2012 at 23:53

    Taking a loss or 2 I think….otherwise, you'll end up burning up to 9 trades in 3 weeks…

    Everyone will feel the pinch and it should be a real battle for numbers present.

    The key would be to make sure you don't have too many from the same team on each line to minimise the impact.

    Bloody hard though to combat in SC/DT world

    gore · 17/05/2012 at 01:38

    tank 1 round, win 2 would be the best strat in my opinion. Of course if you didn't build your squad witht that in mind it's gonna take a lot of trades now to fix it.

      Patsy · 17/05/2012 at 07:25

      keep midfield fully stocked for best chance of a good score. round 11 popular premium midfielder out are scott thompson and matthew boyd, round 12 is the killer, pendles, swan, stanton, kennedy and selwood (so try not to have all 4 of these midfielders, 2 can be managed), round 13 is hell, has murphy, judd, ablett, mitchell, cotchin, hayes, dalsanto etc. so best to mix up your midfielders so not to pick too many with same bye round

Mark · 16/05/2012 at 21:12

sheet..too many green tubes influencing my spelling..I meant Byes..

    JohnnoB · 16/05/2012 at 22:26

    There's your problem. Replace the green tube with Jock's old Melbourne Bitter.

Nateo · 16/05/2012 at 22:29

thaughts on upgardign shiel to zaharakis?

    Pales · 16/05/2012 at 22:31

    Not a bad move there. Depends on your spare cash and trades remaining, who you already have etc.

    Invest in an auto-dictionary or something too 😉

      Nateo · 17/05/2012 at 02:02

      oops haha typo lol, going for zaharakis for the dpp and, once jmac hits his prime bringing in a big gun

Benny · 17/05/2012 at 02:33

Anyone heard news on big Ham Mcintosh?

    DL · 17/05/2012 at 02:38

    they said up to 4 weeks out, on 'on the couch' last night

      Benny · 17/05/2012 at 02:41

      DANG!!

        Presty · 17/05/2012 at 05:06

        4 weeks? noooooooooo.

        PS Benny you stole my Benny tag lol

          Benny · 17/05/2012 at 05:44

          Haha you gotta be quick.. So who are we trading for Mcintosh? NicNats back or I'm thinking upgrade to Sandilands, maybe, I don't know! Any suggestions?

          Presty · 17/05/2012 at 08:01

          warnie reckons he got word h'macs only out for 1 week

Liam · 17/05/2012 at 05:00

ham macintosh out for P ryder?

    Patsy · 17/05/2012 at 07:27

    downgraded mumford to maric at the start of the season, best trade i made so far

The Pinky Puncher · 17/05/2012 at 06:44

so there are a few backliners on the bubble this week including Brennan, Spurr, Delaney anbd Wilkes.

Jock… what is the verdict on all theses guys JS and cash buliding ability. I am looking at trading Ellis and Bugg out as they have reached high B/E's. Not sure weather to go two rooks and have heaps of cash or get one rook and one gun….

Blaggard · 17/05/2012 at 07:07

Dear yooz. Any thoughts on Zaharakis?

    Vince · 17/05/2012 at 09:33

    Buy Buy BUY !! Have had him since RD 1….never looked back. The next Judd

      Blaggard · 17/05/2012 at 19:49

      That's all the support I need…. thanks Vince

    Nateo · 17/05/2012 at 20:00

    trading him for shiel

Braddy · 17/05/2012 at 07:17

Hey all,

What do we think about C Delaney from

nth? How come he hasn't been mentioned as a potential cow?

XavvyT · 17/05/2012 at 07:28

Who would be a GWS tagger? (I need to know for a school assignment)

    Krisco · 17/05/2012 at 07:38

    I thought Old Mac was the GWS tagger.

    Westy · 17/05/2012 at 21:24

    Have you checked along any rail lines around Blacktown? There's lots of tags out there.

TommysTigers · 17/05/2012 at 08:07

Gday jock and community…

Looking to up grade one of my rookie mids…

tossing up between

-sidebum

-jobe waston

-scotty thompson

any thoughts or other suggestions?

    Chris · 17/05/2012 at 09:13

    Thompson

    Dylan · 17/05/2012 at 09:28

    Depends on byes

    Vince · 17/05/2012 at 09:34

    Watson…more hardball gets means 140+ scores more often

      TommysTigers · 17/05/2012 at 10:11

      my current mid is

      pendles, j selwood, stanton, kennedy, murphy, dsmith (horlsey ledger)

        moncon · 17/05/2012 at 12:01

        I have a similar problem. My mids are Ablett, Thompson, J Selwood, Pendlebury, Dangerfield as the Mid/Fwd swinger, with Caddy facing the bullet, and Magner and Horsley on the pine. So I want to trade Caddy for a premium mid. Money no object. Byes no object either, because R11-R13 I am against the bottom 3 teams in my league, so I can afford donuts (I am 2nd and averaging several hundred more than them).

        So I took all Mids who average +100 so far in 2012, then ranked them by price, average, B/E, and 3 round projected average (unweighted).

        Watson came out on top. Trouble is, I remember about this time last year watching his hamstrings snap in half.

        Bombers have Richmond, Giants, Dees, then Sydney, then bye. If I trade him in, what's the bet he gets a visit from General Soreness for the Giants and Dees games, and I have him on the bench for 3 rounds out of 5.

          Mick · 18/05/2012 at 02:17

          Doubt Watson would miss two games. Could see him and stanton missing one each.

Mick · 17/05/2012 at 18:43

Looking to downgrade someone in the backline, do I go to C Delaney from North or Spurr from freo?

Liam · 18/05/2012 at 01:45

any thoughts on kruezer in for macintosh

    Mick · 18/05/2012 at 02:15

    I'd look at Giles or Maric before Kruezer

r0nny · 18/05/2012 at 05:54

Lee Spurr?? will he continue to get games?

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