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PODCAST: Time to stand up and be counted

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Supercoach 2014 preseason podcast

It’s not how we perform in fair weather that defines us.

It’s how we respond when we are pummeled to within an inch of our fantasy football life.

Some coaches will be wondering how they will recover from a week where no one could escape the wrath of the fantasy footy Gods.

They looked down upon us in the wash up of a high scoring round 1 and they unleashed hell.

But here in the Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Community – as we look with rat cunning and fantasy genius towards round 3 of the AFL home and away season – we dance. We dance in the face of poor fortune. We drink up adversity and we spit out brilliance.

Enjoy the show our beloved community.

 

 


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man what to do with mitchell and enright D:

@daveywarhol

Simple. You wait for the news. If they are playing next week, sweet. If not, then you write down your 'must-dump' list and your 'must-get' list. Somewhere, these two lists will marry up and that, my friend, is your 'lock of the week'. Welcome.

matthewjsampson

I'd say hold if they're only set to miss 1-2 weeks. But you could consider a downgrade to Swallow or even a performing rookie you don't have to pocket some cash.

Billy

any word on how long sam mitchell will be out for??

Jimihk

That's the $562,000 question!

K'noath

There were reports (can't find them now) coming from Clarko he may miss more than 1 week. This was before the game on Friday

Carey

Thinking about a radical move Jock…thoughts on this: Mitchell out for Matt Thomas. 2 games over 110…seriously consider? On the bubble too of course.

Derek

do you have someone else you could trade for Thomas?

Carey

Oh I want to get Thomas into my side!! I want to get Mitchell out.

Carey

but i guess I could trade michie up for Thomas

Matt

Preeeetty happy with most of my team apart from rookies. Have Mitchell, Enright & Hodge in defence, but they should all be back come league Round 1.

Would you suggest trading Rohan to Ambrose and then possibly Michie to Tyson, or just using the one trade in Kennedy-Harris to Ambrose.

Thanks 🙂

Scythe

Tyson an absolute must

Jimihk

I think you're being a bit optimistic about Mitchell, but if you're happy with your premiums then I'd be using both trades on rookie adjustments.

Autofelatio

I'm in a cold dark place Jock, the burns are the only things keeping me warm….

Matt

Not sure whether to keep daisy and Matt wright. Any thoughts community?

Carey

Get rid of Daisy…get Murphy if you haven't already or Beams. Matt Wright could be traded down to a Matt Thomas? frees up some cash to use elsewhere.

cam

Keep daisy but offload Wright

Matt

Thanks fellas, I have Matt wright in my fwd line and I’m trying to find a way to downgrade him to Matt Thomas, any ideas?

Jimihk

I'm sure this goes against popular opinion but I'd hold onto Wright. Adelaide's draw really opens up after rd 3 and Wright showed enough in the NAB to be given a bit more time.

Unknown

I would personally keep daisy and as for wright, I would personally trade him for a guy like zorko and downgrade a rohan to ambrose to get the cash.

Pete

I get the feeling the decisions we make post rd 2 will shape our seasons!!!

Scythe

– Shannon 'Burn'
– Matthew Leuenhamandeggberger
– Not-so-Super-Pav

What to do, what to do?

Autofelatio

you, like me, have been Hurn burned…..

Chooka

Will the inclusion of Trent West lower Leui’s output for the year? No longer rucking the whole game. Downgrade to Sandilands, and bank the cash??

Kev

All things considering I had an okay round – 2134. My main issue is Ryder. I didn't want to jump on nic nat until after west coast bye but in the long run is he a better option than mumford who has bolted out of the gates?

throttlefinger

Bum ankle + sub play = bye bye. I have him as well. Just don't care for his form. If he was doing better I'd hold out until Bellman comes back. Looking at either Mummy for consistency or Hickey for the loot.

Jimihk

Mumford is a proven 100+ player. If you go for him you should be expecting to keep him for the rest of the season, I wouldn't get Mumford just to swap him out for Nic Nat down the track.

I've got the same issue with Ryder and I've downgraded to Hampsen – gotta get the warchest built up for mid rookie upgrades in a few weeks.

throttlefinger

Yeah Jimi I'm leaning towards either Hickey or H-Mac. Like Hampson but don't think he'll have the same output once Maric comes back.

throttlefinger v2

1 season of 100+ average is far from a proven 100+ player…….

throttlefinger

Nicely said, Wombats, oops, I mean, TF V2.

Case you can make is the season Mummy was 100+ is the season he was the solo ruck for the Swans. Much like he is now. He should be strongly considered. But no doubt he comes with a lot of concerns.

jacob

hi throttlefinger, would you think tommy boyd would have an impact on mumford?, potentially more ruck time for giles / patton, mumford resting more in def/fwd line?

jacob

surely he would get game time this year

throttlefinger

Hey Jacob. Think Giles would be more affected with Boyd getting more time. Mummy seems to be hanging more in the back than the front. Most of the times any ways.

Boyd hasn't seen any time yet and doubt he'll get much time early unless they get hit by injury (which is possible with Patton). See him coming in after the Byes. Never know.

Kelly looked strong didn't he. Came off the bench mid 3rd and racked up 58 SC pts. May be seeing more of him.

jacko

Do I keep Danger?

Jimihk

yes

crabb

yes

Jai

Trade him out. And see what he does to you.

Harry

Thoughts on Zorko? Thinking of upgrading Wright to him before he goes up 60k but he burnt me last year…. real deal this one?

Other option is to draft in Jaensch, depending on Mitchell's fitness. 2 x 100+ scores are good, but can he keep it up?

Gold Rush

Gotta take the punt sometimes – just traded him in for Clurey and that was not much of a punt.

Jai

Id say the odds of Zorko being a top 8 fwd come rd 23 are fairly decent.

Callum

Bloody traded out McDonald for Langdon only because out of my 3 def rookies, he seemed to have the worst js and sub likeliness. Will now go Ryder to mummy and Rohan to Ambrose

Alex

Help needed, should i trade out Dale Thomas, move Luke McDonald to the midfield and get in David Swallow OR trade Dale Thomas down to Matt Thomas OR should we hold Daisy.

hmmmmm

facing the same dilemma

Azza

Hold Daisy. Still a safer bet than Matt Thomas. Are you able to get in Swallow anothr way?

Jezza

Well Jock, I responded with 2415 no issues here

Teen Wolf

Had a pretty good round,
2285 Team
Def: Mitchell, Hanley, Enright, Terlich, Mcdonald, Langdon (Georgiou, Tippet)
Mid: Ablett, Selwood, Fyfe, Deledio, Beams, Rockliff, Polec, Ellis (Dunstan, Crouch)
Rk: Hampson, Sandilands (Thurlow, King)
Fwd: Martin, Zorko, T.Mitchell, Caddy, Higgins, Rohan (Impey, Kennedy Harris)
Thinking of making 2 trades, trading Rohan for Ambrose and trading either S Mitchell or Enright for David Swallow. It will give me 150-180 in the bank.
Thoughts guys?

Teen Wolf

I think the best thing i did was pick Zorko over Dangerfield.
I know people will hate me on that but the stats at the moment speak for themselves.
Also, Given Dangers performance, his price should go down shouldn't it? And if he keeps performing like last round then his price will dip more so why wait until his price goes down to snag then pay over 600k for him?

Fabian

Sounds like good trades. Bring in KK for Tippet the week after and your teams's pretty set. Otherwise maybe look at getting a plying mid rookie for Crouch to generate more cash.

Sarah

Crouch might come in this week for his brother so wait for the teams before trading Crouch out.

Benjamkn

Jock really unsure desperate for answers! Who should I go in the ruck department, with Ryder injured do I go to Mumford or Shaun Hampson. Cheers

Pieman1978

Mummy all day

Ben

Jock really unsure mate on what to do! I have Ryder injured and am tossing up whether to put in Mumford or Hampson

Jimihk

Mitchell, Ryder and Webster all injured on the pine.

Which two should I move on this week?

Harry

I have the same dilemma. Ryder gone for sure for Mumford. At this stage I plan to keep Webster as still think he'll rise in value when he plays. So I'm weighing up between Mitchell and one of my forwards depending on his injury. Calves can be tricky so Mitchell will probably be out for mine

throttlefinger

Moving Ryder. Not sure right now if I'm going up or down. Love Mummy but he's had it easy on the ruck front. May be worth going down to Hickey or Hamish and get a steady 80+ score for the rest of the season. Injury concerns I know.

Webster I'm keeping another week. Less concerned about him than I am Matty Wright. Big disappointment.

Jimihk

Cheers boys

News out of Essendon today is that Ryder is still a chance to play Sunday as he'll have had a 9 day break between games.

Always risky to put off a decision for a bloke playing on a Sunday but I think I'll hold fire at this stage as I have R3 cover.

throttlefinger

Decision I'm facing is if I want to deal with the drama of Ryder anymore. His price is going down $24K and with a bum wheel, what worth will he give us for keeping him around?

Jimihk

I can't argue with your logic but for me he plays, whilst he'd still be a liability, he'd no longer one of my top 2 concerns.

throttlefinger

And I can't argue wit your logic as well, my man.

In the same spot. Guess you and I will talk on Thurs after selections.

Daniel

Anyone found a good site for break evens?

Caz

Too serious has all the price rises and break evens

just so ya know

Supercoachtalk and FFgenie are good options as well

Jiles

The big Pavlova.. Hold or downgrade?

Derek

HOLD. He was always going to take a few weeks to get going. If you have him, you must hold.

Jiles

Thanks mate

Caz

Do I stick with leunberger or not?

Jiles

I reckon burger will come good.. But if you have no other issues that need fixing you could go down to Mumford

Pieman1978

Don’t trade premos without an amazing reason. You’ll look back later & say WHY

cyril

Well im going to have to use two trades this weekend.. Got Enright and Mitchell and not sure if they will be back.

Also got Adcock (492K) averaging 54 so far and Savage…. (341K) and averaging 19

I'm thinking I need to get in Langdon and Thomas to generate some cash. Savage definitely has to go, so i'll get Thomas for him. Thinking of dropping Adcock for Langdon and hoping for speedy recoverys from Enright and Mitchell. Or I could go Adcock to Swallow an give up on getting Langdons price increase Any thoughts?

Scythe

Definitely Adcock to Swallow. With Savage, only go to Thomas if you already have Tyson and Polec, as those two will score much higher over the course of the season, and they're cheaper.

throttlefinger

No one like Hamsh Mcintosh? 80+ points for $333K is a steal.

zimmerbd

Injury history makes me wary.

throttlefinger

Yep. Me too. But between Hickey (who could have toe injury that follows him) and Hampson (won't have solo ruck when Maric returns) he looks like the best downgrade option.

Dools

Hey TF, HMac is post by round pick up mate me thinks, if you want the cash generation go Hamspon as I believe Ivan is still out for 4 and most likely vested for 1st game back So I selling you what you already know mate (only gut can answer for ya…Will he keep it up? I think so for a few more rounds screaming Mooooooo to the Bank buddy

throttlefinger

Hey Dools! Glad to see you and Keyboard are doing well.

Right now it's either go with the herd to Mummy or go with a strong downgrade. Hampson is being considered. Like Hamish'sssss consistency so far against squads with strong rucks. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Michael

No love for Pyke? More than holding his own at his price…

throttlefinger

Like Pyke. Don't love. Think he'll shrink against the better rucks. Laying off the Swans until form turns around. Already have McV and JPK. Don't want to add another.

markstar9

even when he was fit and playing well though, he was never typically a great scorer if i remember correctly? I dont see anything to suggest he will score any greater than before? Especially if hes eased in following injury! I'd even see hickey as a better option in that price category

throttlefinger

Yeah. I'm losing interest more I dig in, Markstar9. Shares role with Simpson. Leaning toward Hampson or Hickey, although Hickey's toe and knee a bit worrisome.

@daveywarhol

Last week, I went against the podcast's advice and traded (Smitchell>DSwallow, GRohan>LHunter) which worked out for this weekend (I understand that means bugger all.) This week I am going against the podcast's advice and trading Buddy>Zorko. This weeks trades for me are due to 'baggage' of 2013. I would have picked Sam Jacobs and Zorko at the start, but because they burned me last year, I hesitated. So I picked Ryder and Buddy instead. As much as I would love to get Dom Tyson and Pat Ambrose, I just really friggin' can't stand having Buddy and Ryder in my team. BANG BANG YOU LEAVE NOW!!! Welcome.

throttlefinger

Haha. Like your last week gut calls. Definitely got a good radar, Davey.

Who you liking for Ryder? I'm going back and forth between Mummy and Hickey/TMac. Like Hampson but think his numbers will drop once Maric comes back.

@daveywarhol

Coming from the man with a 100% captain record! I'm going Mummy, of course his average will drop from 140, but his form is just too good to ignore. Jacobs pumped out a 2013-esque score this week, not going there again! Hickey, Kreuzer, Goldstein, Minson, Ryder and Leuenberger all have injury concerns, Nic Nat and Hmac are underdone, so in my mind there is simply one decent ruckman left!

throttlefinger

No Gaz makes you data dig for best cap options. In other words: lucky.

Agree Davey. Leaning that way as well. He won't go 120+ that much more often. Maybe even not 110+. But he's the solo ruck and like him against those you mentioned. Outmuscles those skinner rucks. WCE may be the only team that gives him a rough time.

rick o shay

And Freo

GeneralSoreness

Mummy all day throttle.

throttlefinger

Hear ya, Gen Sore. May go with the herd on this one. Part of me wants to zag. Gonna do a bit of re-watching and data diving between now and selections.

GeneralSoreness

I agree with your points on Hampson and If Hickey wasnt under an injury cloud, turf toe, and Mac wasnt injury prone I would not be as bullish.

throttlefinger

Gonna wait to see what the deal is with Ryder. May be minor and Dons have last game of the round.

Crap scores tends to lead to overreaction. Gonna take a couple thousand deep breaths, do a bit of research and wait to see who's selected or not on Thursday. Have Webster as well so if he's out again may have to dump.

WOMBATS

not sure whats with all the hype over mumford… only ever had the one season averaging over 100 a few years ago and a couple of good games doesn't make him a must have (always had the ability to pump out huge games), will come back down to earth and will make everyone who traded him regret it !

WOMBATS

a young ruck man like nic nat has much better upside and safer pick if he remains healthy

WOMBATS

and if anyone wondering what WOMBATS (the self proclaimed supercoach genius) is doing this week, only the one trade: michie to tyson, had tyson in all preseason, downgraded to michie last-second, now wanting to fix up only foreseable mistake in team

throttlefinger

That does make me laugh a bit as you were so pimping Tyson over Michie during pre-season and NAB. Some geniuses are sometimes just too smart for their own good.

Dools

Ah! Wombats, Go back to the map of Tassie for some inspiration mate
Sounds like a good trade to me by the way but I am laughing at the fact behind you was the Leader of the Community Dom Tyson overlords and neither of you picked him Hilarious !!!!!

WOMBATS

and why all the love for matt thomas on the podcast but not for tyson????????, cheaper, still great output, nearly identical break-even and better bye support (round 10 compared to 8), more cash generated and better JS

throttlefinger

Because most people not named Wombats have him.

Is Tyson for Michie the only trade you're going to do this week, my man?

Dools

Ohhhh!!!!!was that Sarcasm……..LOL. Poor Wombats is copping it….. Come on 'Bats tell the CIA to stop reading your play…

Ocker

Wombats, 23% of people have Tyson in their team it was spoken about last week.
Less than 2% of people have Thomas and is very good value, I do not have him myself as he has the round 8 bye but am still considering putting him in for cash generation. I have had Tyson from day one.

Cheers.

Dale

Unless this us his second good year, or he makes enough cash to trade up to the round four-five ruck supreme. Big start. Big, big start.

Derek

Mumford's first two games have been against his old team (was always going to play well against them) and Saints. Wait until he get against the good teams.

GarglesnarfFC

Now he's at the No.1 Sydney team, he doesn't have to worry about carrying the whole squad, no wonder his scores have improved!

Pieman1978

Wombats. Exit the burrow & head for the grassy knoll. You might be shot at & your not quick. But it’s all about the journey! Good luck

crouching elephant

if mitchell is out for a few weeks, would shaun burgoyne make sense, starting strong, more mid time with sewell/hodge/mitchell going down/injury concerns, dominated in port in the centre

Cyril

Yep I reckon. I had him all last year. Showing no signs of slowing up

Gilly

Personally i'd say no. I am a Hawks fan but Burgoyne is a 75-85 point player. Can turn it on when team needs like aka Friday night but often just plays his role off the half back flank. Think there are better options out there.

markstar9

agreed

guesto

Like the way your thinking crouching elephant! Would be handy after the Hurn debacle…

guesto

^you're

Jack

Does Ziebell have to go if there are no other trade dilemma's??? have 179k in the bank so could upgrade to watson?

Harrison

Mcdonough and DEF premo (Mitchell, Simpson, Enright)? out for Zorko and Matt Thomas

Which Premo?

Calum

Traded out Luke McDonald last week, should I get him back in for michie this week? My other trade is Ryder to mummy, but if I get like McDonald back in, means I vs t get Rohan, thoughts?

canman1306

What Trades do you think I should do this week?
Ryder -> Mumford Enright-> Swallow 100k
Ryder -> Hampson/Hickey/Hmac Enright -> Swallow 280K

If option 2 which ruck and why?

Jerry

I have the same problem. I want to downgrade Ryder as I can't decide on which ruck is a season keeper. Would prefer to strengthen my team elsewhere with cash. With the ride move I can go Gary Rohan to Zorko.
Before hearing the Podcast and the hickey concerns, I was all over hickey due good two weeks (granted week 1 was not a test). Now I am hunk Hmac but he is also an injury risk.
Hampton might last til round 8 when the tiges have the bye?
Flip a coin I think. All 3 have there risk.

Sarah

I've got the exact same problem. But I'm thinking if you're trading in the ruck you want to trade in a keeper, not an HMac or Hampson who you'd probably have to trade again in the future.

canman1306

It is Very Hard Decisions this week I also Have Mitchell and Rohan Problems to attend to but I am not terribly worried about them.

Jimihk

I'm leaning towards holding off on trading Ryder.

Bombers seem to think he's still a chance to play + Bellchambers is still around 4 weeks away, so they'll definitely play Ryder if he's close enough.

canman1306

Just no there are better options

Jimihk

True there are but as I said to LT, if Ryder plays he will no longer be one of my top two concerns.

If he doesn't play then I'm back to square 1.

Tom

Webster OUT, trade Langdon to DEF and bring in M.Thomas (only 10k more expensive)
Elliot/Caddy OUT, trade in Zorko with the extreme low BE for quick cash generation.
Thoughts?

benisbill

Solid logic.

Matt

Who cates what price zorko is, you surely will keep him all year

Derek

It might be a good thing that Mitchell misses another week. Hawks play Freo this week and we know who will be waiting for him.

Sarah

Exactly. I'm not trading Mitchell. Got plenty of cover on the bench with Georgiou and Langford so I'm going to keep him… at least for this week.

Gilly

I have got Rohan, Kennedy-Harris and McDonough thinking of shifting McDonough for Ambrose as I think the other two might have better js.

Also have Mitchell and Webster on def bench. If I do the above trade fall about 60k short of turning Webster into Swallow. Might have to sit tight and hope for the best on the injury front unless someone has an idea??

Jacob

Rogan to Ambrose will make you 70k. Probably a good move.

Dean

I would get rid of Rohan and put in Ambrose, by trading out Webster to Swallow is a HUGE WIN WIN because your going from a ordinary Mid/Lower priced player in Webster to a Premium in Swallow. Also your getting rid of a expensive rookie in Rohan who has a B/E of 14 and is only projected to go up $10,000 in round 3 or a maximum increase of $20,000 at his peak.
With Ambrose he has a B/E of -69 and is projected to increase by $60,000 in round 3 and a massive $240,000 increase at his peak. I think these 2 moves are a NO brainer especially so when getting someone like Swallow in your defense mate… Good luck with your team..

Gilly

I got a bit excited about this trade Dean but I am about 30k short

Dom Tyson

i have to get dom tyson into my team
at the moment my midfield is
Ablett, Libertore, JPK, Beams, Murphy, Polec, Ellis, Dunstan, Luke McDonald (subbed him in here when i got rid of matt crouch for langford) and michie.
i am considering trading out liberatore for tyson and then upgrading either matt wright or gary rohan to zorko
THOUGHTS?

Sarah

Why would you trade out a premium who just scored a hundy for money????
You've got plenty of good rookies already… you can't have them all. If you really want Zorko, why not trade Michie to Cunningham and then Wright to Zorko (not 100% sure whether your costs will be covered here but it's worth a look first).

Dom Tyson

i know i hate the fact that i will be trading out a premium but if i can get zorko in thats a premium forward by seasons end and then dom tyson at this production level will increase by 200k+ by mid season. This trade will not only earn me money through cash cows but it will also leave me with 315k in the bank so i can bring in another premium in a week or 2 say if caddy doesn't perform or even rohan out for dalhaus next week.
so the way i see it the pros outweight the cons

Pros:
Get a premium forward, Get an extrra mid cash cow (a big cash cow i might add too), large sum of cash in the bank, chance to trade in 1 to 2 premiums next week (caddy or rohan for any fwd or viv michie to any 500k player), Getting cash cow that is going to dominate melbourne midfield

Cons: Lose a premium that can play football very very well

Dean

Makes absolutely no sense what so ever. You want to trade out a premium like LIBBA to get a rookie, so then you can purchase another premium… If you don't do any trades your exactly in the same position, granted you will have cash in your kitty but your trading out a premium to do so.
You have enough good rookies. If you have Rohan in your forward then your much better off getting Ambrose in because someone like Rohan will only be going up around $20,000 overall yet Ambrose is projected to increase $60,000 by round 3 and $240,000 overall.

I think round 2 is most defiantly a corrective trade week and 90+% of teams will be trading 1 or 2 players. However in saying this If that's the only trade you can come up with then you must have a bloody amazing team.

GeneralSoreness

Thanks again guys for a fantastic podcast, makes my morning commute enjoyable! As an added bonus I don't have to listen to "thelistmanager" hahahahaha on SEN!

@robert_langdon

Assuming Sam Mitchell is fit I will be trading:

Viv Michie > Matt Thomas
Gary Rohan > Patrick Ambrose

That should make me a big better off $$$ wise.

Still trying to work out what I will do if Sam Mitchell is out. Hesitant to go towards Swallow. Either Swallow, Hibberd or Hanley. And Michie to Thomas.

Zaydan1

I only have one trade left after I traded Wright down to David Swallow

Viv Michie > Dom Tyson or Matt Thomas
or
Matthew Wright > Dayne Zorko

thought on which second trade

canman1306

Which Wright did you Trade to swallow?

Marcus J

Currently hurting alittle about zorko. had him in my side for some of the preseason then took him out and out in t.Mitchell. he has done okay but no where near as good as zorko

i got problems in my forward line which consists of Dangerfield, Roughie, Mitchell, dahlhaus, rohan, mcarthy, impey and jkh
and 14k in the bank

Dangerfield, Mitchell, dahlhaus are staying

at the moment im considering dropping roughie and bring in ?? and upgrading one of the rookies.

any help or input would be greatful

Derek

I didn't know Roughie was injured? Keep premiums unless they are long term injury. Hold him.

hmmmm

roughie will come good just look at last years opening performance with scores of around the 50's then averaged around 110 for the middle to end half of the season, stick with him. proven gun

Jerry

People seem trigger happy with the trade button. Think of who will be top10 in each position and if you have one on those players and they have a bad week, there is no reason to trade. Roughie and danger will have to be top 10 forwards, so hold. If you didn't start with them, build the cash to buy them around the byes.

JOE RICHARDS

Gday guys, Out Masten In Tyson
Out Rohan in Martin/Wingard which one of those too thanks?

Great White

Wingard for POD

benisbill

Wingard for consistency and your mental state.

Pieman1978

Ambrose. Build cash

JOE RICHARDS

i would pie man, but i only have one 3 premiums up forward and i need to fix my team

Pieman1978

Show your team. Advice will follow

Fabian

Was getting excited round 1 then BAM! Hurn the burn. Cotch and danger under perform. Luey, buddy , Wright and Caddy are begging to go on the chopping block and I selected Cluery over Alexis G. BANG BANG is a must but need to work out where the priorities lie. Glad I didn't go in with SMitchell. Would have made things even worse.

Jason

Any idea how long Hurn will be out for ?

Who would be the best replacement for him if i trade him out ? Am thinking Swallow or Burgoyne …..

hmmmmm

burgoyne burnman

Derek

Swallow is the obvious choice, be careful of the Swallow bandwagon. Don't just get on because everyone else is.

@Cameron23098087

Ill let my future self worry about that haha

Sarah

Ok guys, round 1 was great, round 2 not so great.

I'm thinking of doing the following trades which would leave me with $340k in the bank for my first upgrades in the coming rounds:
Ryder to Hickey (obviously dependent on how his big toe is!)
McDonough to Matt Thomas (which moves Lewis Taylor to the forward bench)

If Hickey doesn't come up then it'll probably be Mumford.

Thoughts?

Pieman1978

Like the Ryder trade. I learnt my lesson with him last year. I think your other trade is a great option as well. The contingency plan with Mumford also very good. Good trading all round.

The Ranger

You've got to get Mummy in if you can haven't you? He looks like he's playing to prove a point this year.
I jumped on him last week and I'm hoping he's a lock for the season. If not then there's the obvious Nic Nat trade option.
And Thomas looks like a no brainer too.

throttlefinger

Logical choices. See a bit of bolter in Thomas. But at the price not a bad roll of the dice if he can keep 85+.

Ryder…hmmmmmmm. Either going up to Mummy or down to Hampson. Hickey looks wobbly and don't think he'll do well vs. WCE or other stronger rucks. Styles make fights and he did well against solo ruck, back liner Mummy.

Been considering Hamish too. Solid 80 points against solid ruck sides. Injury prone so not leaning strongly.

WombatsFC

Foolproof and Genius

Tom McVilly

Hey guys,
what on earth do I do with dane swan! do I give him another week cause I know he can score very big but he is a bad form slump at the moment!
Any advice?

canman1306

If you can get the Cash for Pendles Ablett Go for it. if you can't Watson is a great Option

Rotten Mongrels FC

Worth doing a bit of rookie shuffling? Thinking of:
1. JKH to Ambrose
and/or
2. Lemmens to Tyson
Already have Polec, Aish, Dunstan and Ellis in the mids so don't really need Tyson for his score but would be a better cash cow if he keeps this up.
Would love some advice.

BCHawks

I definitely would do both of those trades. JKH has gotten the vest in both games so will likely get it again and Tyson average is over 100 so should get a huge price increase after round 3 if it stays that way.

GarglesnarfFC

Do it! Bang, bang

Rotten Mongrels FC

Thanks fellas

Derek

Lemmens isn't the worse to have. Has a -16BE, is predicted to rise $45k over next 2 weeks. Tyson has a -95BE but because of his higher price will only rise $95k over next 2 weeks. Be patient.

Jerry

Surely JKH will get more game time. He looks like he can play. In a couple of weeks you may wish you kept him.
Lemmens is a good trade!

PAUL ALLISON

NEED HELP HURN ,MITCHELL,HODGE,ROHAN, INJURED WHAT DO I DO?

@Cameron23098087

I'll pray for you

GarglesnarfFC

I have a similar problem Paul. With none of Enright, Hurn, Mitchell or Laidler guaranteed a start next week I am staring at two donuts on the field. I am willing to trade out Hurn due to his price drop of almost $100k over two weeks, but not Enright or Mitchell if possible. I also would also like to get rid of Michie from the mids, and bring in a cash cow.

I have found a solution which corrects both onfield donuts in defence by moving one to the midfield where I have a full book of players. This may help a few of you out.

Trade out Hurn/Enright and Michie, swing Mitchell/Hodge into the mids and then trade in a premo defender (Hanley/swallow/hooker) and a defence rookie or mid pricer like Georgiou, Langdon or Jaensch. This can still help you earn cash and spreads one of the donuts into your mids. Probably adds 170pts over the 2 donuts and saves you about $150k over two weeks, not a perfect solution but the best I have thought of so far.

Not for everyone but what do people think?

benisbill

Solid strategy. Not sure when we started counting Hooker as a premium defender though!

GarglesnarfFC

Well he probably isn't, but he's scoring like one ATM. Will be Hanley and Georgiou for me.

Pieman1978

Pray.Rohan to Ambrose. Hodge or Hurn to Swallow or Bartel. If ou wait a fw weeks McVeigh's price should drop.

WombatsFC

Get Hodge & Ryder and we'll both have the same problems. A problem shared is a problem halved.

JBomb

Thoughts on dropping Gaz? how far will his price drop? I'm in need of urgent funds!!!

JBomb

Then again they are playing Lions this week… tough call :/

Sarah

What price drop??
His BE is 126, he's projected to get 128. It's highly unlikely he'll go down at all.

SC Lover

His projected to go up by 1k,

Pendlebury on the other hand, 30k he will be well over 700k by the next round, WOW!

GarglesnarfFC

Give yourself a slap on the head DiNozzo style, crazy talk!

Derek

it doesn't matter if his price drops if you don't sell him.

Pieman1978

JBomb what are you smoking mate. Drop Gaz, you can't be serious. Soon as you do that he'll score 247 & leave you in the fetal position for a considerable period of time. Surely you have better options.

@RossLamplugh

thats just crazy talk man. keep him. make him captain. and then superglue your fingers to the desk.

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