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The Bruyn Manoeuvre – Post Round 1

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John Bruyn - The DimmawitsWow – or should I say ouch? – what a first round!

Welcome to this edition of the Bruyn Manoeuvre. 

In years gone by the key to Supercoach trading was patience. Holding off trading early in the year was essential to a coaches success. This was of course before trades were increased to 30.

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In recent years we have seen the winner of SC, myself included, run out of trades with a couple of rounds left in the year. This approach is risky but each time the winner has said that decisive early trading, primarily to alter initial team selections, was essential to their final victory. No surprises then that I have no issues with recommending aggressive trading during these first two weeks.

Take note – this isn’t a widely recommended approach for good reason. It’s only been one week, so any decision your are making now is based on extremely limited information.

I believe the reason why so much SC advice, especially post round 1, focuses on the need to be calm and not trade is because most people tend to trade emotionally and make decisions they later regret. These sorts of trades are often made based solely on SC scores – did you even watch the game? – or simply because everyone else is doing it. Don’t trade this way!

Time and time again, it gets said that you should back your own judgement in SC. This week is no different. Sideways trading is a low percentage play but may be the right move. If you’ve got doubts about Griffen, sure trade him. BUT, think twice. The guy will score huge – and as early as this week. If you are going to do it, do it having at least watched the game of the players involved in your trade. If you have doubts HOLD.

Supercoach trading is a bit like the stock market. Often, people buy shares based solely on a mate’s recommendation. More times than not these types of share tips end badly. On the flip side, it has been shown that just 20 minutes research prior to purchase can lead to dramatically improved investment outcomes. It’s also true that patient long term investing, time and again, delivers the best results. Trade like a shark not a shrimp.

Go through these steps when you look to trade this week.

  • Look at the current situation as a two week block. Don’t think about who you want THIS week alone. Think about who you want before the round 3 price change. Make a two week plan if possible. For example, I know I want one trade available to me next week in case GAJ gets injured and another for a possible injury in my ruck or a rookie correction – Sheeeeed! That means if I am going to sideways trade I might need to do it this week.
  • Do you have the crucial rookies? If not these should be your no 1 targets. Forget about trading in Danger or Tex. I repeat. Get the rookies first (after dealing with long term injuries). Check out Crimmo’s latest piece for more on this!
  • Don’t chase last weeks points! The 177 from Tex is gone and trading him in now won’t bring it back. Why didn’t you pick him last week? Chances are, those reasons are the same now. Think twice about why you’re choosing to trade in a guy who went big week.
  • Where are your holes? Do you suddenly feel like you have a rookie too many down back or up forward? Perhaps a mid pricer too many in the mids? Correct any mistakes in your team structures BEFORE worrying about any underperforming premiums. Bring in premiums not more midpricers. Prior to round 1 I had my doubts about playing a rookie at D5. Not so now – enter one K McIntosh – this is a restructure to my team I’ll be making these next two weeks.
  • If I am to trade this week It will only be to bring in keeper premiums or rookies. I suggest considering midpricers next week. The only exception here could be in your rucks.
  • Speaking of which – did you go ultra premium in your rucks? A Jacobs, Mummy one-two looks like a fail with the new ruck rules. I’d look hard at downgrading any $600k ruckmen your holding. BUT – don’t lose faith too quickly in others just yet. If you downgrade to a Leuy now, you’re committed to trading back up to someone else later. Give the ruck your thinking about downgrading a second week if you can bare it.
  • Only after all of this is a sideways trade OK in my book. I repeat – do this only in lieu of all other important trade options.

Thanks for those who got in touch on twitter (@imjohnb).

Here’s the wash up of those conversations. Hope it helps,

  • Do not trade underperforming ‘keeper’ premium selections like Dustin Martin, Harry Taylor, Michael Hibbard or Joel Selwood. It’s Madness.
  • Do not downgrade your defence all of a sudden (i.e Newnes to a Geary or Hunt).
  • Avoid trading premiums into midpricers.
  • Only trade an ultra premium midfielder in for Rocky. Throw a blanket over JPK, Sloane, Lewis, Parker, Selwood, Beams. If you don’t have Pendles and Fyfe already.
  • Hold GAJ. Hold Lids. Hold Bartel.
  • Consider trading your ~$600k ruckmen into Leuy or TBC. Use the cash to upgrade a midpricer to a keeper premium elsewhere.
  • KEEP Goldstein.
  • Hold Sheed and Cripps another week, unless you’ve missed one of the cheaper rookies (Heeney for example). Watch Van Berlo, for a possible trade in for these guys next week.
  • I am OK with sideways trading fallen premiums this week (i.e Griffen) but only if you are trading him up to a rolled gold keeper.

Trades this week can have a massive baring on your season. So whatever you do, do it on your terms.

Cheers
JB


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Stevo

So considering this brilliant article, should I keep my current setup of Goldstein and Naitanui or trade Nat to Leunberger?

Stevo

Because in the podcast the fellas advised not to trade to a midpricer ruck simply because you have to waste a trade trading the midpricer to a premium once they reach a desired price

General Soreness

The rules that apply:
Keep Goldy
Dont not trade premiums into mid pricers i.e. do not trade Nic Nat to Luey or TBC
Do trade $600K ruckman into them to ensure you upgrade to another premo elsewhere – you do not have a $600K ruck

Keep your current set up according to John's rules.

Stevo

Ok cheers!

NateCrows

Stevo I reckon you have the best ruck combo this year.
I know TBC aint a keeper (i have him too) but as long as he's close enough to the other big boys it's good enough.

Allows your spend in the fickle defensive area or saving for the creme dela creme in the guts

ri blues

No rucks scored more than 100. Is this a sign of things to come under new scoring? Divert premiums elsewhere?

Jake

I have the same combo and i'm sticking with it.

General Soreness

This is why you have won before, a dish of sheer brilliance wrapped in common sense. *we're not worthy, we're not worthy*

NateCrows

SC is like the pokies.

People only trade because they want instant gratification and theres no other buttons to press

Crowmagnon

Great article JB. True words of wisdom.

Chris

So my main issues are..
Having non scoring rookies – lambert and hamling. Not having vandenberg
Ruck- Mumford
Mid- griffen

So realistically want to make some corrective trades in the next 2 weeks but do I hold off on griffen for one more week or do the trade now..

I have TBC in fwd, so swap him into ruck and then have 1.1 million to spend on a mid and fwd..
Then swap rookies next week?

Thoughts..

LEKD0G

Hold on Griffen

NateCrows

Yeah hold griffen,
trade mummy and move TBC into the ruck spot and get yourself an ultra premo keeper such as Gray, Bartel etc

General Soreness

Personally I would hold everyone but for Hamling if you can. Getting Vandenberg is a likely must have. So it may force your hand on one of the trades (Mummy or Griff) this week.

Favalinko u Beauty

Ok so you make the trade Bellie in for Mummy, make lots of cash, your happy.Then you spend cash on 1 mid premo and 1 fwd premo, this makes you happy. Then Bellie goes down injured (he is in doubt for this week) This make you very unhappy as you will not have any cash for a ruck and may have to carry a donut for a few weeks or longer. I would not trade Mummy as he will average more points than most ruck man over the year and this is why you brought him in. Mummy is a keeper.

Girdle

No offence intended but these mixed messages are confusing to anyone new to SC. “Keep calm….don’t trade……only if……wait, MAKE that trade…..”

Just go with your gut feeling, whatever that is…..

General Soreness

Girdle 'tis the beauty that is SC, the differing of opinions over who to select initially, who to trade in, what structure to start with, when to trade etc etc etc

It is up to each individual to determine from the masses of information what is best for them. John, Jock, Peter et al cannot pick your team, make your trades or win it for you. Each circumstance is individual.

Having said all that there are some fairly general rules to follow many of which John has eloquently stated.
– Keep Calm and pick with your head is a must.
– Make your trades count
– After 1 round do not trade – unless:
>Injured player
>You have the wrong rookies
>There is sound reasoning that will make the trade count

Making it count means turn it into cash or keeper, no point trading into another trade.

John states that trading Griffen is OK if going to a rolled gold keeper, begs the question why one did not do that in the first place. Probably because they though Griffen was undervalue and would provide cash plus massive scores. Not much has changed, just one poor score, Griffen does that. What shouldnt be done is Griffen into Rich because eventually you will trade Rich into a premo. Yes you will make cash, Griffen will outscore Rich so you lose points.

I hope this helps clarify things for you Girdle. If you remain stuck just post the direct question here in the comments for someone to help.

Girdle

It’s all good, General. I’m not new to the game, just to the various websites. I actually agree with John Bruyn. If it’s the right trade, then do it.

@t_woof

Superb article JB!!

steve

What to do with mackie – heard not going to play – trade for burgoyne? gibson? simpson?

Derek

Birchell

@RyanRhino14

I'm strongly considering trading Griffen to the Bont and not just because Griffen got 70 and Bontempelli got 126, it concerns me that out of all the GWS mids, Griffen was the one that was tagged, doing the trade would give me 170k to upgrade rookies quicker and having the Bont as a mid in the bye rounds would allow me to switch him, Gray, Martin and Swan depending on which round it is and would possibly allow me to upgrade one of my fwd rookies using Bontempelli's dpp status to a fallen mid for example, Brad Crouch, who should be back by then and have fallen in price a bit. I feel like if I did it, even if Griffen out scored the Bont by 10 points until the bye rounds start, I should be able to make up those 90 points easily, I might've missed something or I'm overthinking it but it's something I'm strongly considering.

steve

hey Ryan i am sat twiddling the thumbs over the same miserable state of affairs! i understand holding but…….not only that mackies got a corky and bartel is knocked out…..big kahooona's required…i had bonts pre lockout then dumped him 🙁 back your own hunch the trouble is i now have many and you have just confused me even more with a good strategy! sobbing ….

@RyanRhino14

keep Bartel, I'm guessing you kept Mackie either because you had McIntosh as E and kept Mackie to get his score or you didn't have enough money to switch Mackie to Gibson or Burgoyne after he was out but I would say do the corrective trades first before you do something like trading Griffen to the Bont

Rusty

Considering similar had Bonts right up till last minute and upgraded and spent less in ruck as went with Bellchambers & Grundy with O’Brien on bench.
Now considering trading Griffen for Bonts so I can upgrade O’Brien to Redden etc as coverage for Bellchambers in case of late out.
Either that or Bartel to Walker and upgrade ruck but option 1 is preferred option.
Would appreciate your opinion

Josh

Trade down Maric ($536,000)???

General Soreness

No.

Josh

Cheers General. HOLD it is.

Spider

Hold. I have Goldy and Maric. Give another week to reassess.

NateCrows

This article made my trousers stretch considerably.

great work
risk v reward community!

Sambillbombers

Rocky to jpk ,newnes or lamumba to B. Smith ?

General Soreness

Yes to JPK, hold for a week before going to B Smith.

@Seekersupacoach

General re: Brodie Smith advice; is this because you question Smith or more because it's better to wait a week on Newnes and Lumumba? Isn't Smith a keeper?

NateCrows

first one leave the others

Soothsayer

Excellent message on trades but I was going to trade Rocky down to Rich. Is this madness????

General Soreness

Article states – "Only trade an ultra premium midfielder in for Rocky. Throw a blanket over JPK, Sloane, Lewis, Parker, Selwood, Beams. If you don’t have Pendles and Fyfe already."

Soothsayer

Thanks general, I did see that which is why I was asking for further advice on the trade to Rich in particular. I can bring in Rich and Smith in defence if I trade out KK and Rocky. Appreciate the feedback heaps and cheers.

General Soreness

Rich will be a future trade again imho and Smith is still a ? mark. If Smith turns out to be a keeper it is a plausible trade. However even if he is a keeper consider this:

Rich goes at 90 ave until R13 and Smith at 100 ave (good numbers) they will produce between them 2280 SC points and increase value from Rich would be approx $130K. i.e. $460K, could trade to a fallen premo or with cash go premo. Therefore 2 trades, 2280SC points, assuming you keep Smith of course.

If you go say JPK he will score at 1320 with 110ave to R13. A rook by round 8 will be $200K up in price averaging 70. Trade rook round 8 up to proven premo at 110ave R8. Therefore rook pumps out 560 and premo 440 totalling 1000. Total deal is worth 2320 and two trades.

Now you can formulate your decision around whether or not Smith is a keeper with a 100ave and Rich will have a 90ave. If you think neither are keepers or neither can hit the average then option 2 clearly better (subject to you thinking JPK is 110 and rook is 70). If you think Smith and Rich both keepers and I have not done their averages justice then option 1. Obviously this process can, and should be, applied to any player / trade.

@Matr1x23

Who would you bring in if trading out Rockliff & Jaksch?

General Soreness

Any of JPK, Parker, Treloar, Beams, Fyfe, Jelwood, Pendles, Sloane, Lewis. I already have Fyfe, Jelwood and Pendles so would lean toward JPK and Sloane over others at this stage although I really like Treloar. If you do not need to make other correctives at this time I would sit on Jaksch and pick of the best defender next week. Jacksh is only 1-2 weeks so if you can cover do so. Otherwise I would trade down to the best available rook and have the cash ready for upgrades and pick off the best defenders as they show themselves a few rounds in.

Soothsayer

Thanks general, thats the most detailed and practical advice I have ever had, Perhaps It would be wise to wait on the Smith decision until we see how he scores next week. If I don't trade Rocky to Rich, and stick to a premium, I need to decide between Fyfe and Pendles, or down to Lewis (already have Sloane GAJ & JPK). Problem is…will fife, pendles and selwood be a better pick up after their price drops and will Lewis hold his claim as a top ten mid? I am worried about doing my cash on the sidewise trade because after one game we don't know which premos will have their year in the sun. A way out was to trade down and bank cash for more certain times. This is my logic behind looking at Rich.

Johnny

Do I have permission to trade in Dangerfield even though he isn't on this list?

mike

With private leagues commencing in round 2 and ending round 22, there’s something in aggressive early trading if you’re going for a league win as we hopefully won’t cop the rested players. That being said it appears everyone is going for ultimate glory!

@Rem_Wah

Who should I field out of: Heeney, Ellis Yolmen and Cripps?

Deano

Gotta wait for the teams on that one. All could be viable vest options with inclusions.

Phil

my early call would be Ellis Yolmen, Cripps, Heeney…

Luviboy1

In order CEY, Heeney, Cripps.

Deano

Looks like my punt on Clancee at D5 might have gone astray. My reasoning was that even with the run with role, that would put him in the thick of the action for contested posies and clearances. Watching last week's game, he was all at sea with his positioning around the stoppages.

Corrective trade down option is only N Brown as I have Mac, Ox and AdSaad. Use the trade and bank the cash for any other up/down correctives next week or hold?

Dools

Gday Deano,
Clancee is a bit of a puzzler for me…. Tagging Role Players rarely reward you in SC…..
Question is Clancee the designated Tagger with Crowley awaiting other off field stuff???
Nab and 1st game appear to say yes.
Fridge really likes Clancee but you have a dilemma for sure. Downgrade to a Rookie if you can N. Brown is just another trade waiting so 2 Trade corrective is not really the way to go unless Brown ends up as D7/8???
Not knowing your team makes this hard or how much you have in the bank..
Gut says HOLD 1 week if you can…At least you have a warm body on the park!!!!

MarcoPolo

Trade mummy to goldy or nic nat? TBC is my R2. I most likely won’t trade mummy until next week at least but I’m interested as to who the best option would be. Cheers

Rhino

Puzzling over the same. I intend to wait until next week but am likely to go to Nic Nat if ruck scores balance out as they did last week. Baring injury, I consider Nic Nat as much as a keeper option as Goldy but expect Goldy to finish 5-10 points higher. Goldy then becomes an upgrade option for TBC if needed as if scoring is as indicated, I expect their values will get within $100k at some point in the second half of the season. Damn I hate wasting trades in the Rucks…

Dools

Goldy

Spider

GWS are playing the Dees this week & Jamar was flattered against GC. I'd give Mummy another wk.

Costa

Guys at this stage of the game don’t get trade crazy, if a player is playing then do not trade, only if they are out for more than two weeks.
I’m not an expert but have finished in the top 5% two years in a row. If your playing for giggles then go ahead but if you want to get somewhere be strategic.
There are only two players that should be traded this week, rocky abd Sidebottom. I have Rockliffe and it kills me to burn a trade so il be strategic. NO I WONT BRING IN ABLETT! I refuse to bring in a player who will drop value in rnd 3.
Adam Treloar GWS 577k -156 round 1, a break even of -8, projected score of 133 against demons, lowest score against demons 96, highest score 176. Will be 630k by rnd 4.
Until round 6 just hold back on trading players that are playing unless a mid priced or premium gets a long injury or a rookie who is not playing. You will need every trade by the seasons later stages

@emhoy

If you are bring in McIntosh as D5 then who do you have on the bench as I assume you will be playing Sadd at M6?

cam

Do I trade anderson or miller for vanderberg?

@Rem_Wah

Wait til teams drop, cam

Guest

Hold on tradeing to Vandenberg.
The last thing you want is for him to get injured or miller and anderson to get a good score

Spider

Wait for teams, both Miller/Vand are vest risks so prob not worth the small amount of cash you'd make.

BCHawks

Great article mate. After reading it I am unsure whether or not I should keep Mummy. Will likely keep him 1 more week to see if he can improve.

Buddy

What do you guys think to do with Tom Lamb now he's not named. Trade out and get lonie?? Not sure

I N Pieman

No way. Hold off unless you have no cover

LoopyHermit

hold.he'll be back soon for sure.

Spider

Hold

I N Pieman

Simply brilliant. That is all

Luviboy1

Scott Selwood out for tomorrows game. Hold onto him or move on?

Harry

Ibbortson to Geary?

LoopyHermit

hold on Ibbo. reckon he'll out score geary this week.

tom

Tommy Lamb has been omitted!

Do we hold or trade for someone like Mcgrath?

Frank

McGrath not assured a spot yet until final squad named tomorrow

I N Pieman

This week. Nope. What’s if Mcgrath gets dropped next week. Painful

eatemalive

I have McGrath in my side and he will play a lot this year,however I wouldn't be trading out Lamb as he will be back and will play a lot a games this year.

Guest

Trade lamb to McGrath? Since lamb is omitted

General Soreness

Just as likely to be back in next week and McGrath miss, if you have coverage, hold.

LoopyHermit

definitely hold. seen the boy play and you cant keep talent like his out of the side for long.

@Matr1x23

What do you guys think of J. McVeigh?

@mysterycannon

Can''t see him averaging the 110+ that you need from a midfield keeper. He's not cheap either. Parker and Lewis only 30k more…

Rusty

Considering similar had Bonts right up till last minute and upgraded and spent less in ruck as went with Bellchambers & Grundy with O’Brien on bench.

Now considering trading Griffen for Bonts so I can upgrade O’Brien to Redden etc as coverage for Bellchambers in case of late out.

Either that or Bartel to Walker and upgrade ruck but option 1 is preferred option.

Would appreciate your opinion

rob

hold griff mate

Alex

Hi Guys,

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Paule

K.Jack in for Rocky? or is Pendels a must? I just think with no Sidebum and Beams at Brissy, Pendels will be under the pump. What do you think community?
Top job JB

@mysterycannon

You'll defintely want to trade in Pendles at some stage this season. He's the type of rolled gold that John mentioned. Can you say the same for Jack?

Max

Rocky to JPK or should I look for someone else?

Luviboy1

You cant really go wrong with the amount of talent in that price range. There's nothing wrong with JPK.

Tom

Who to start on field

Cripps or Heeney

Lambert or Hogan

Luviboy1

All likely vest candidates. But, Cripps and Hogan for me.

Jonathan

Cripps late omission with back stiffness

3. votes

I have tom Lamb on my bench, should I hold him, corrective trade to Lonie or McGrath or make a decision next week? might have to use both trades next week so dont want to have to do that but if lambert scores big could do the change in 2 weeks time?

Dools

HOLD

Leon

now that lamb has been omitted should I trade lids? has a calf complaint as well. Was thinking tex but is that just another trade waiting to happen down the track?

@mysterycannon

Bellchambers pulled up sore after Sydney game, and Bartel 50/50 with concussion.
Sunday late outs will go a long way to deciding how my team scores this week!

Jonathan

Bartel has already been named out

jim

He said that 10+ hours ago you little sht.

Sean

Might be forced to start both Sheed and Cripps as a fair bit of risk around Vandenberg, Heeney, CEY and Miller wearing the green vest or do people think there are more likely options for the vest with these respective teams. Requires a bit of bottle to leave out certain starters even if they under performed last week and hope some of the other guys avoid the vest.

eatemalive

Sean, like all of us with the rolling lockout you can make choices on the run,good lick

Mock

Vandenberg wwill not get the vest !!

Dig Dug

I feel Luke Parker May be a late exclusion. Should I pre-empty and bring in someone else?

Luviboy1

If he is a late exclusion, it'll one game he's missing. Ask yourself if its worth burning a trade on a player like Parker who has a lot of potential this year.

Phil

What's the worst trade anyone has seen thrown up? Mine would be Goldstein to Bellchambers. Goldstein out scored him by 18 points! Madness…

Frank

Not entirely. Hypothetically you have $1M on bench (8 rookies @ $125K), leaving $9M on field. If you had 14 Goldys on the field that is 1400 points, leaving about $1M for other 8 spots (8 more rookies @ $125K) who average say 80. Score 2040.
If you had 14 TBCs on field that is 1148 points, leaving $4.8M for other 8 spots (8 Jordan Lewis's) who scores say 130. Score 2188.
Its about finding the right balance so I don't see that trade as madness.

Dig Dug

Do I downgrade lycett to someone?

Cyril is Delicious

I had Lycett and I downgraded him to TBC if that helps

SideBySidebottom

Ask yourself why you chose Lycett over Bellchambers in the first place.

Follow your gut for a few weeks, not one round with a lower than expected score.

LoopyHermit

Hey community, quick thoughts on trading mummy down to a luenberg or blicsavs and trading sam mitchel to jordan lewis.

LoopyHermit

any help would be great. its my first time taking it seriously and you guys have been a major help in picking my team thus far.
Many thanks in advance.

Derek

Hold Mitchell, he is a dead set gun,

He would have scored more last week if StevieJ didn’t smash him in the back

dognino

If you started mitchell you need to hold him until he starts missing games, he will score well, but will get rested or do a hammy/calf at some stage

Michael

I currently have Goldstein Nic Nat ruck combo, with TBC in the forward line.

I know Goldstein scored well this week, and I know he will be in the top 2-3 rucks come year end, however from what we have seen so far it appears as a whole rucks are going to score less overall this year. Using round one 2015 as a sample size it seems the 120+ ruck scores will be a lot more rare than last season, making Goldstein overpriced. Keeping this assumption means that having three rucks on my field is limiting my total score.

Thoughts on moving out Goldstein, moving TBC into the ruck, and then using the $570k Goldstein is worth bringing in a forward premium?

LoopyHermit

I'd keep Goldy. He looks the beezneez from last week. can only get better with the rest of the roos pulling their weight. I am slightly biased though as i have thebig man in my team.

Johnny

So tempted to do the same but with Maric instead. I already have 2 likely trades for next week but I reckon u could wait a week

Brook

I posted along similar lines below … Sorry I missed your thread.

I know I should hold but there are some tempting options out there by swinging tbc into r2 … Quite risky though and I suppose we took the swing set as insurance.

Also depends a bit on how Cripps goes tomorrow nite.

Derek

TBC will be out of my team after a bit of a cash increase

Jacob

No matter how many posts are put up, people of the community do not seem to be getting the idea – DO NOT TRADE Rd 1 unless it is an injury trade or rookie corrective!! Its that simple!!

Brook

I was all sold on not trading until I read this article.

Currently have a few problems in my team: KK (d4), Cripps (m6) and Salem (f5). Have all the good rookies with possible exception of McGrath (have lamb instead). Have TBC at f4 as swing set with goldy (r1) and Minson (r2). And like many I also have griffin (m5).

Do I hold or take a risk by trading out Minson to the Bont (by swinging TBC into r2) and upgrading griffin to sloane.

Pros: upgrade to rolled gold premo at m5, reduce $ exposure in ruck (was planning on upgrading Minson at some stage), get access to possible breakout candidate in bontempelli

Cons: lose swing set after just one week, risky move with TBC and no cover, probably lots of others

Would still trade twice next week to fix up problems … Hoping that only need to fix 2 out of 3. Would def wait until after Friday game … If Cripps fires, this becomes a bit more appealing.

Anyone else thinking along these lines … Or should I just sit on my hands?

Mick

Sit

@Seekersupacoach

Is Nic Nat a premium and a keeper?

I ask because I have Mumford and I could downgrade him to Nic Nat and upgrade KK to Brodie Smith. Initially Mumford was a short term selection with a downgrade to Nic Nat, Minson anyway. Similarly KK was unlikely to ever be a keeper. It also seems like he will be used as a tagger more often after his role in the second half of Round 1 was quite successful.

I would wait until next week to do these trades but I am worried I may need one or two trades next week due to, as John writes, GAJ, Dusty, injuries or correcting other rookie picks ( ie: Sheed ).

Please advise, thanks

Brook

I think he is a 'speculative keeper' … could be, but no guarantees. He definitely is not in the same league as Mumford so you could potentially need to trade again to get back to a keeper. But it could work … Either way it seems that holding two expensive rucks is problematic and could be worth the trade if you can shore up another position. Smith is a good option but still a bit risky … Similarly, KK may be worth another look.

I went into the season with 13 keepers, including 4 speculatives (newnes, griffin, Minson and swan). I am hoping that 3 will last the season but it was a mixed start. I am wondering if I need another solid keeper instead, hence thoughts on down grading Minson to the Bont (a real speculative keeper but the kind that can really work, as per Gray and Parker in 2014) and upgrading griffin to sloane. This would give me a 10/3 mix, hoping for 2 out of 3 speculatives come off. However, I would lose my ruck/fwd swing set. Lots of decisions to make … Perhaps the hardest one is to do nothing?

@Seekersupacoach

Thanks Brook I'm leaning towards holding off on the trade. Hopefully Mumford, Dusty GAJ and others score better this week, which alleviates trading pressure somewhat. We'll just have see.

LEKD0G

Mummy/Goldy scored 130 in the pre-season an they were using the new scoring so it's possible. Hold Mummy and he will reward you.

Birdman

I have nic nac and Mumford at ruck and TBC in the fwd line and can’t decide if trading is the best option at this stage. At the end of the day u need two top scoring ruckmen by the end of the season. If u trade out Mumford u will probably have to trade him back in later??? All ruck scores will decline so u should focus on having the best two?????

throttlefinger

Exactly, Birdman. I have Mummy and Goldie. R1 was R1. Let's see how they do. Regardless, if Mummy scores 95+ again and it's again in the top 3 ruck scores, I'd keep. For the reason you mentioned. At worst, Mummy will be a top 5 ruck. Best he'll be the top one.

Pieman 74

Absolutely awesome article! Planning to trade Rockliff to Lewis or Dangerfield. Following the advice in the article, do I trade Miller (GC) to Vandenberg (corrective rookie trade) or Jacobs to Goldstein or Leunberger this week or leave it another week and just trade Rocky.

throttlefinger

Would wait trading to Vandy, P74. Suggest moving Sauce to Leuy or Goldie (would take the latter, as he will be a top 3 ruck).

LEKD0G

Hey mate, wait til the last possible minute to trade in rookies, need to be sure they can perform and will be named but yes if all goes well I will also be going Miller to Vandy next week

Pieman 74

Thanks throttlefinger and LEKDOG for the sound advice. I will hold on the rookies for this week as I have enough coverage. Only unsure whether to keep Jacobs and see how he goes today or trade him today to Goldy (not much difference in the projected scores), trade newes to B SSmith or do nothing and wait till next week. Wouldn’t be so worried if the leagues didn’t start this week!!!!

LEKD0G

I love our community but if we could read the articles BEFORE we post questions asking about who to trade, that'd be great.

Mick

Cheers !!

uncle Bob

Should I trade Mummy & Goldy out?

Mister_Spock

I've got Scott Selwood ($430K) who's done his ankle again – I know we're saying don't trade in mid-pricers, and I'm trying to limit this week to one trade only, but which is the best option?:

1. Trade in Daniel Rich and generate $60-70K to spend elsewhere
2. Upgrade Selwood to Judd (don't have the spare cash to afford much more than this)
3. Hold off trading and run with another onfield rookie (currently Heeney, Vandenberg on field, Cripps, Miller and COY on bench)

r2d2

I have jaksch…. Am loathe to trade , but clearly he not going to cut it and Is out for 2! Thinking of bringing in t hunt …. Thoughts ?

G

Folks need your opinion

Should I replace T.Miller to J. Andersen and t.lamb to McGrath ? Or is it a waste of trades?

Crowls

waste trades hold off