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Chicko’s Check In – Sliding doors…

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G’day community, how did you go this week? I must admit, I am ashamed. I knew this R12 bye would be tough and ask some searching questions, but I didn’t realise it would expose me for the half a man I am – perhaps I should be called Captain Cashew.

I feel this season has seen me walk into every sliding door, seen me fall into every trap laid out by the supercoach gods, has seen me tempted by every value bargain that has come along – only to find out they were cheap for a bloody good reason……AND THEN, when I have felt secure by looking at the premiums I have in my team, well they go and spud it up royally – I am talking about the likes of Lewis, Selwood, and Watson – all averaging below 100 and JPK a decidedly underwhelming 103. Fair dinkum, even the Bouffant Cotchin is averaging more! If that isn’t bad enough, we then have ruckmen producing GAJ-at-his-best like numbers – what the hell went on with Goldy, Gawn, NicNat and Blicavs?! All at the very sharp end for output! It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out…..ah, wait, I have already done that.

So what is this week’s dilemma?

Call me crazy folks, but I am thinking of NOT trading this round. Why I hear you ask? Well there are two reasons;

  • Every trade I have pulled has seemingly proven to be mediocre at best, and downright set-the-bag-alight-shite at worst. So perhaps this week, I am better served to plant my chunky buns on my dumpy digits to save myself from myself! The only trade I am considering is a downgrade of Kamdyn McIntosh to Jack Steele via a DPP. I would wait a week on that also but with a BE of 91, I think Kmac has to go before he bleeds cash – just watch, now that I have said that, he will come out and crack a ton this week! Just look at what happens to rookies where people have maintained a bit of faith – Oxley, Salem and the beast Cripps!
  • The other reason why I am thinking of not doing anything this round, is due to the light which is beginning to appear at the end of the fresh rookie tunnel. Elliot Kavanagh is on the bubble this week, Neal-Bullen will be on the bubble post his bye next week. We also saw some promising debuts by Shaun Edwards for the Bombers last week and Thumper Junior for the Cats this week. Kane Lambert also put on a show at VFL level this week, so he may soon return to the AFL. Thus, it looks like we have some bonafide downgrade options. Hell bells, even Josh Glenn is rumoured to have arisen from his death!

I particularly like what I saw of Jack Steele of GWS and Shaun Edwards but bear in mind, both Zaharakis and Winderlich are due to return to the seniors shortly which may mean Kavanagh and Edwards could be risky rookie selections, so definitely worth waiting for the team sheets over the next week or two.

We still have 10 rounds to go folks, and I think there are still many twists to come. I’m almost at full premium with one spot left to fill in my defence, but I think it is even more critical than usual to pick the right rookies from this point in to allow us to make those last upgrades and to build good bench cover and flexibility into our teams.

So what am I thinking about this week?

One downgrade trade only this week to build the warchest to go towards the last full premium slot in defence and start the build out of bench cover. I know there are a lot coaches looking at snaffling some good value midfielders who are coming off their R12 bye, be it a JPK, or a good value Pendles, perhaps a Mundy? All of them worthy. For those of you that don’t have Fyfe, then you really need to ask yourself some serious questions about our beautiful game and if you don’t have him then you absolutely MUST get him in now – don’t think, DO!

 

Over to you community, the poll this week is, which players will you pick up post their R12 bye?

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Always  keen to hear your thoughts community so please tweet me @chicko_lcs with any questions or dilemmas of your own.

Cheers,

Chicko


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General Soreness

Chicko nice work Bomber Brother. Trades this week are still not sorted but my midfield is already full premo (yes still counting Selwood as a premo), so now just to wait on GAJ/Rocky if required. Perhaps Smith/Hodge into Def about all I am doing.

Crabb

I'm waiting on GAJ too, General. Cripps or Wallis will turn into him.

My plans had me going one of wallis or cripps up to Pendles this week – but given their form i'm having to consider upgrading Saad (M10) or selwood (M9). Not sure now, already full premo.

Chicko

Thanks General our beacon of hope and light! Your midfield is chock full running to M9! I am also still counting Spudwood as a premo for now. I cannot afford Hodge this round, so waiting to generate the cash before completing my defence. I will give Smith one more viewing as he might fill the role for me. i'm also keeping a watching brief on the mythical beasts of GAJ and Rocky.

r2d2

Great article chicko …. All about def for me this week I think ,,, def currently — shaw houli hibberd Yeo lumumba hamling (k Mac lever ) ,, am Harry L too either bob murphy or Simpson , and k Mac too smith …. Thoughts community ? And is this week too flick griff ? Could get Sloane or jpk , that would complete my def and mids(with cripps at m8, but that is not w bad thing in my mind)

Luke

those def upgrades sound pretty positive to me, and i'd go sloane over JPK if you were trading out griffen

r2d2

So murphy or Simpson ? Really not sure which one hey

Luke

id go simpson

Chicko

Thanks R2D2, I'm the same, looking for DEF upgrade but may need to wait another week. Like your trades though!

I N Pieman

Chicko how do I play you every week mate?

Chicko

Playing me every week is not a problem, beating me every week is a major problem for mine!

Youngy

Any chance I could get ya team name Chicko so maybe we could be rivals???

Luke

cheers chicko but i'm in quite the dilema here. ive got 2 premos left to fill my mid, so I was planning on upgrading griffen to parker, upgrading lumumba and downgrading tarrant, but this would cause issues in the next few weeks if ablett comes back with a few blinders and I will be a bit tight on cash. so should I:
a) griffen to parker, lumumba to hibberd/KK/houli, tarrant to a rookie
b) griffen to parker, lumumba to edwards, tarrant to a rookie
c) hold griffen, lumumba upgrade, tarrant downgrade
would love to hear your thoughts community

Baggyizzle

I am in a similar position, I'm 115 ranked and 1st in NT and this my advice.

1) What is your swans situation like? Do you have Franklin, Tom Mitchell, JPK or Hanners – If so Parker might not be a good option as you want to spread the risk a little bit.

2) RE Lumumba (aka Mumbo Jumbo), Griffin: i have them both, Ive seen every GWS and Demons game and I do no rate either of them. Mumbo Jumbo is happy pointing and instructing rather than pulling his finger out and run and Griffin doesn't want to play AFL footy, when they regain scully and such he will revert back to his normal play.

3) Love the Ablett decision, I am going to do the same. Hopefully it ends up being Cripps + 100k to Ablett in a few weeks.

4) Time to trade out Tarrant – who you pick up depends on selection and team structure

5) Re the backline picks – It comes down to who you think will a top 6 backman, Hibbert/KK/Houli – again Ive seen a few Richmond game and love the way they look for Houli + he loves a playon from kickouts. (Also depends on other Richmond players you have, dont want to overload on them if you have Dusty, Edwards, Cotchin, Lids or Maric.

Anyway, hope my rambling helps you find direction this week mate.

Luke

Cheers heaps for the advice mate, this is some great help

Deadly

Well done bags, king of the NT….and most of Australia.

tom

best rookies to trade in this week?

Jacob

Kavanagh's the pick of the lot. Edwards mightn't be a bad pick but his JS is a concern due to the hot and cold nature of his game. Kavanagh's JS is a slight worry, but Colyer's just been ruled out of the season which has given it a big boost.

Youngy

Steele is looking the goodes, but he has his bye

Kev

Bloody hear ya Chicko, cast our minds back to the preseason and if I was told I could have Jelwood, Jobe, JPK, and Lewis all in my team before the byes I would have jumped at it and said thank you very much! Would have been laughed out of town to suggest Blicavs would be the second highest averaging ruck, or that TMac would be smashing out 100's. Our SC Gods have taken the real mickey out of us this year.

Alas, I digress, round 13 will see me getting rid of that stain Robert (formally Robbie) Tarrant. With only 460k to spend, I'm gonna call on Zorko.

Chicko

Thanks for the support Kev, I have had a good look in the mirror and still find it perplexing as to what has been delivered by the SC gods. Full premo mid and fwd and yet all the chosen premos are delivering me turds. As you can imagine, it doesn't taste great! The Zorko call could be inspired!

Danners

Great article Chicko! I probably won't trade either like you and might have to cop a couple doughnuts. The only trade which might happen is Griffen if Rocky doesn't play.

Chicko

Cheers Danners, fortunately this week, depending on selection, I should have 20-21 players on field, hence my decision to rush head long into trades that could come back to bite me!

Danners

Yeah I made that move last week, had 19 on field to get up the rankings again

Andy

Is 12 trades left low for mid season ?

Chicko

Hi Andy, depends on how close to full premo your team is. If it is at full premo and you still have 12 trades then I would say that is quite reasonable.

BigDropKick

I've got 8 left after this week , but full P ….

Youngy

Damn you must have been trading ass off.

BigDropKick

Yeah , pre bye's I wasn't going to need to trade much = looked good ; but too many outs forced me to trade …. plus trying to keep in the top 1% : )

PAPA

When will Josh Glenn return??

Youngy

Probably not this season

Liam

OUT: Tarrant, CEY, Mcintosh
IN: Steele, Houli, JPK

I can field 18 this week
Thoughts??

SCaddict

Seems reasonable Liam. All those starting rooks appear to have now reached their used-by-date and will probably only leak cash from here.

Steele's JS already looks pretty decent even after just 1 game so I reckon you could make the pre-emptive strike there to give you the necessary cash for the other upgrades.

Hopefully JPK gets out of his funk soon and gets back to tonning up. Houli is performing well though.

Shaun

Great article Chicko. Just wondering what your thoughts are on Rance, should I keep him if I have other areas that need improving or give him the flick? I’m thinking of getting rid of him and McIntosh this week to bring in B. Smith and Houli, wise trades?

Youngy

Mcintosh to B Smith is a good trade. But Rance to Houli that is a sideways trade and Rance could easily pull out a 100 + next week with Houli scoring below par.

Pino

Titch, Goddard or Dahl?

SCaddict

Dahl only because of the Doggies favourable draw from here. All are solid selections though with decent claims on top 8 forward honours for the season.

Youngy

Id go Goddard, feel you would be picking up Dahl at his peak.

Pino

I have 320K and my team looks like this:
Def: Shaw, Hodge, Hibbo, Newnes, Saad, Oxely (Hamling, S.Edwards)
Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, Danger, JPK, Selwood, Lewis, Griff, Rich (Boston, DMac, Lambert)
Ruck: Goldy, Maric (P.lucey)
For: Gray, Martin, Swan. Franklin, Bont, Tarrant (Steele, Dale)

Thoughts?

Baggyizzle

Might be time to burn some trades mate, need to upgrade Tarrant and Rich.

I have lost patience on Griff – even after his score on the w.e

JMG

Defence is OK, you might have to upgrade Saad and Ox at some point but can keep while they are still scoring well.
Priorities for mine would b getting rid of Tarrant and Rich, upgrade both even if it means doing a third downgrade trade to achieve

derek

you havn't got much fat left in your bench rookies. I'd be looking at upgrading Rich & Tarrant with the best players you can afford with your warchest. look for value as you don't have a lot of cash to waste, Rocky/Sloane, Titch? you are close to full premo then with some minor adjustments when your rookies have made some cash, you can upgrade the last of your midpricers.

Pino

Thoughts on Rich > Sloane?

JMG

Solid

Luke

preach

Youngy

Good trade

James

Thoughts on trades,

Griffen to Lambert, Tarrant to Goddard and McIntosh to Smith.

Cheers

Youngy

Good trades, but personally I'd be holding Griffen, but it's hard to tell weather you should be trading him without seeing your team

Brooke Richards

Who should I bring in as my last forward for Tarrant, have Gray, Dusty, BJ, Swan and Dalhaus already.
Have 470k but can downgrade a rookie, have plenty of trades left.

r2d2

Zorko …ziebell …s Edwards ….boomer

JMG

Lids? Bartel back soon but will need to wait on price drop.
Buddy?
Gawn maybe if you want ruck back up too.

Tyler

Zorko, boomer or Roughy I reckon. ziebell consistently plays really well and gets great scores on dream team but due to his poor disposal efficiency he gets low sc scores.

Youngy

Lids

JMG

I couldn’t wait for Rd 13 to trade out Griff now I’m torn.

Option 1 – I could get Zorko as a floating M9/F7 to loophole with Griffen. Would mean trading in Gawn as F6. Plus I’ve got Cripps also M8.

Option 2 – get dalhaus as f6 . Trade Griff but who to? Have fyfe, Ebert, Pendle, Parker, jpk, Sloane. Will have up to $600k depending on who I bring in as my third downgrade trade ( needed on both options)

Glorin

Could you afford Beams?

Dean

Get Dangerfield or Beams mate. Think dangerfield will be going massive this season because the Cats will end up getting him,

nicholas

Hey community,

I have $157,300 and 9 trades ( I know i do not have many left but am just about full premo) and this is my team:
Def: Shaw, tmac, Taylor, Hodge, Simpson, Hamling (Lever, Leslie)
Mid: Fyfe, Priddis, Selwood, Wines, Griffen, Lewis, Parker, Steele ( Kavanagh, Boston, Dmac)
Ruck: Goldy, Nic Nat ( Read)
Forward: Martin, Gray, Swan, Franklin, Deledio, Goddard (Goddard, Hogan)

Option 1:
Hogan- Lambert of some rookie
Lever- Smith
Dmac- sloane

Option 2 leaves me a bit less on trades but higher quality team:
Griffen- Pendles
Hogan- Lambert etc
Dmac to sloane or lever to smith

I am not sure whether griffen should stay or go and want to keep my ranking which is 3,830
These are not the only options i am limiting my trades to any suggestions are appreciated

Andy

Option 2 for me mate. Pendles is a gun

nicholas

would u bring in sloane or smith?

Paul Walnuts

Sloane , but which Smith ? Isaac ,Brodie ?

nicholas

brodie

nicholas

and may jpk be better than sloane not sure if jpk can come back to scoring really high though with parker and hann

Glorin

Option 2. With sloane. Would take any chanceto him and Pendles in the one week.
I have smith and I would look elsewhere until he starts getting some decent numbers.

Josh

Chicko, colyer is out for the rest of the year so maybe Kav or Edwards will replace them

Youngy

That is what I'm hoping

Andy

Is it worth downgrading cripps to steele if it gets me hodge and lids ? Ill also be 2 off full premo

nicholas

yes

derek

I would wait one more week on that trade

Andy

Is cripps set to go up more or dont trust steele?

wayno1313

Has a BE of 41 so yes he will go up more especially since Carlton are playing the bottom team on the ladder.

Youngy

Agree with Derek wait another week Steele has his bye.

hedski

Saad to hodge. Pittard to b.smith.

Def will be Gibson Rance Taylor (Hamling)

Smith Docherty Hodge (Lever)

Dont think I can hold the tard any longer.

yay/nay?

Glorin

I think Shaw should be a part of all back lines along with Hodge. My 2 cents.

derek

Has anyone else noticed that Griffin has scored 100+ at 5 out of 6 games in Sydney. Away games the highest he has scored is about 80. does anyone have the exact numbers?

Tulendeena

Titch or Deledio?

Also, 2 of Beasley, Kavanagh and McLean?

Youngy

Lids

and Id wouldn't be touching any of those rookies but if I had to pick 2 maybe Kav and McLean

nicholas

can someone help me with my comment

hedski

Get sloane. Smith still cheap after that?

Paul Walnuts

G.Ablett a chance of playing this week, only needs to get through Wednesday training session

Youngy

Exciting!, can't wait for him to come back into my side!

Youngy

Great Right up Chicko!!! Great to have the check in back.

Is 560k to much for Hodge? Thanks Mate

Chicko

Thanks Youngy! I rate Hodge highly and am trying to get him into my last defensive spot. $560k is a lot but his average is also a lot!

Youngy

Thanks Chicko, I will probably end up bringing him in this week, will bring him in through swinging H Goddard. Feel he is a more reliable pick then Dalhouse.

tom

wait a week to bring in lids (dont have the money yet) or bring in goddard this week?

Youngy

Bring in Goddard

judd0

Goddard for sure.

Cliffy

Hi Everyone,

So thinking my real goal at the end of these Byes is to come out with a full, if not very close to full Premo team, and in saying that have 11 trades left (been very aggressive this season just like season):

Anyways, really thinking of just doing 1 trade this week, which move would be better to do this week community?

Option 1: Sideways trade Griffen to Sloane

or

Option 2: Downgrade Tarrant to Steele

Cheers guys 🙂

Cliffy

*like last season

nicholas

chow us your team hard to judge without it

Cliffy

It's down the bottom of the message feed. 🙂

Cliffy

Additionally, another goal of mine post-Byes was to have double figures (or close to it in trades left), but been difficult thanks to some LTIs along the way with Sloane, Rockliff, M.Johnson, and so on.

Tyler
Youngy

That's deserves a thumbs up

nicholas

how many trades u at?

Juzzy

Like them both Cliffy.
Griff to Sloane seems obvious. I am wrestling with this myself. Griff looked good wandering around loose at half back this week but Sloane is so freaking cheap.
Your forward line looks awesome but I would wait a week and go Tarrant to Steele for cash. Not a pressing concern as neither will move in price this week.
Good Luck.

Cliffy

At this stage, I'm leaning towards Option 1, sounds like a no-brainer.

Cliffy

And my team currently is:

Defenders: Shaw, Houli, Ibbotson, Newnes, Hodge, Hamling (Lever, A.Pearce)

Midfielders: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Gray, Selwood, JPK, Griffen, Cripps, Wines (McKenzie, Boston, Amon)

Rucks: Goldstein, Maric (Read)

Forwards: Martin, Dahlhaus, Swan, Goddard, Franklin, Ziebell (Tarrant, Lambert)

Liam

Which forward should i get under 495k

Youngy

Zorko?

Liam

Is it worth holding of full premo for a couple of weeks
to get Tmac instead of the likes B.Smith????
Cheers

Youngy

Nah probably not, just pick up B.Smith

nugget

before doing all your trading i suggest taking time to look at the top 30 – 50 teams to see who theyve got in their teams. Seems everyone is bringing in the same players to catch teams who are already ahead with identical players. its OK to bring in pendles but if everyone youre chasing has him not always the best solution. check out the top 20 players and there are quite a few POD with less than 15% of teams who have them. food for thought. im bringing in mundy to go with fyfe and neale. silly but ballsy and somehow im hoping to go from 3000 to 1000 ranking in the last 10 rounds.

hedski

Good point nugget. My MO at start was no fyfe pendles jpk. Am ranked 15k now but was 3k few weeks before byes. Doing well in leagues too. Have mundy neale and would love t squeeze fyfe in but restin Rossy scares me. Pendles would be nice too. Bugger jpk have Parker. Never ranked inside top 30k seasons end but am from school of BANG BANG so might slow down next year have proper crack. Columns n shit.

nugget

yeh. have at look at your first few rounds. strange thing is i always score 2200+ in the first few rounds then after i start trading nothing really happens score wise…. sometimes my scores have dropped. so sometimes the trading is best held back from. ive been patient this year and have full premo minus oxley and griffen and have done no sideways trades other than 3…. grrr GAJ into Sloane into Rocky were 3 wasted trades with plenty of lost cash to boot. Finally got rid of that gifted flog prince they call lumumbo. anyway hoping to score 2250 -2650 for the rest of the year

Dave2008

I think the timing of full premium and how many trades left depends on your goal. If it’s overall sure as fast as possible but if it’s league then I don’t want to be complete premium until as close to league finals as possible. If I bring in my last premium after the byes and he’s out before finals and misses the qualifying final then I’m either without him or have to burn a trade. I also want key PODS and want to see my rivals PODS before I pick all of mine. Everyone will have Fyfe Pendles Goldstein Gray Shaw Simpson Hodge Sloane Dusty etc but it’s the Stevens Wards etc that win you league.

So my team is a bit off full premo but I’m a couple of games clear in the top 4 and want to pick off key PODS in the next few weeks.

D Shaw Simpson Newness Gibson Saad McIntosh Hamling Mckenzie

M Fyfe Pendles Sloane Ward Lewis Griffen Parker CEY Cripps Krakouer Boston

R Goldy Nic Nat Reed

F Martin Goddard Mitchell Swan Dalihaus Hogan Clark Tarrant

So I’m thinking moving out in this order. McIntosh Tarrant Hogan Clark Saad Griffen and getting in Sidebottom Ablett Hodge Houli Gray

Any comments ?

nugget

main question is how many trades you have left and what you consider a premo for the rest of the year.

if griffen plays the rest of the year without a tag then he could avge 100-110 no worries.

it also depends on what leagues youre in. if youre in public leagues then as far as i understand 75% of those teams never log in for the second half of the year so making and winning the flag is too easy- if youre in a team with people who really play SC then you'd want to be full premo in the next week or 2.

Im full premo if you count griffen and oxley as keepers- ive got 10 trades left and will bring in jelwood as m9 and bonts as f7. but i will keep 4-6 trades for injuries and finals sideways trades.

Dave2008

Thanks for the quick reply 16 trades and Griffen undecided buy I guess I’m 4 or 5 premos short which is not ideal. Only two of our players in our private league are byes as they don’t log in. We have a very competitive top 12 or so. Still where I’m at in the league will only need to win possibly two more games to b top 4.
I know it’s best to finish your mids/ forwards /rucks /backs in that order
But also to move on your lowest scoring highest be rookies. So I’m going McIntosh to Houli this week with Hogan or Tarrant down to a forward rookie for the cash

Do you have a F/M swinger for Bonts? I have kept Krakouer for this and he will become Steele if needed. Thinking about Zorko F and Griffen loopholed with Lewis as M 8/9

nugget

yeh i have steele as a swing and was hoping to bring in lambert as a donut swingman for loopholing M9 and F7 but all reports are that lambert may be back soon so that plan may be out the window. i might just bring in a 102K never to play this year mid/fwd for that purpose.

my team aint the greatest and im down in the 3000 rankings thanks to GAJ OUT into Sloane OUT into Rocky OUT – LOL 3 wasted trades and a fair few grand down the gurgler so atm my teams averages is = to 2450 with fyfe C so im hoping for scores between 2250 and 2650 from here on in and hope to get in the top 1000. hasnt been my best year!

derek

Getting a Saints player to be the non-playing loophole would be the best. they have 7 sunday games and only 3 Saturday games to go

Glorin

If you are looking at POD I would keep Griffin. Many will use this week's bye as an excuse to cull him.
You also suggest that POD is what win you leagues and then suggest mostly commonly selected players as your targets. Maybe stick with your philosophy, take a steady as she goes approach and be ready to pick up some of these players as they surface.
You said you are comfortable in your leagues, so what's the rush. Maybe downgrade a few 13 bye rookies and look at a value POD. Can I suggest Jackson Macrae.

Best of luck.

Dave2008

Excellent points and thx for replying. Yep the players I mentioned are not overall PODS but some are in our league. I think Griffen would be last upgraded if I have the trades otherwise he would b loopholed with Lewis on his current form.

TheCompletePackage

Assuming that your 'ins' are also in order, I'd suggest you move Ablett down the order a bit….make sure that shoulder holds up.

Also, (correct me if I'm wrong) but you're moving out 3 FWDs but only bringing 1 in, and I don't think you've got the DPPs to make it work.

TheCompletePackage

Forget that second bit….just realised you only need 1 premo fwd. (gives self a slap in the back of the head.)

Dave2008

Ha ha yep one premo F but yep Ablett would be last in that list until he leaks as much cash as possible and Ill run with Griffen and Cripps until him or Sidey bottom out. Also thinking about Mundy. His shoulder would also have to stand up. I think I have some mayve not great pods in Lewis Ward so far probably more Lewis not great.

nickydal

who has more job security… Shaun Edwards or Neal-Bullen?

Mick

Neal bullen looks pretty good from here !

Youngy

Neal

LongJimmy

Can go Hodge or Pendles this week ? Who would be the better option. Considering that Hodge is DPP.

Glorin

What is your side? Both good options depending upon needs.

Youngy

Most likely Pendles is a better pick

LongJimmy

DEF Shaw Simpson Newnes Oxley Saad Smith McKenzie Hamling
MID Fyfe Beams Parker Kennedy Sloane Rockliff Cripps Ellis-Yolmen Krakouer Dumont Boston
RUC Goldstein Naitanui Read
FWD Martin Deledio Gray Mitchell Swan Hogan Clark Tarrant

17 TRADES and $46K

judd0

I think Pendlebury is the best option for your team.
Hodge is great too but I think you need to bulk up your midfield before your backline.

LongJimmy

thanks mate

@Rem_Wah

Saad to Hodge might be a good trade for next week

Mr Cass

I fair dinkum love this community and its testicular fortitude, yeah we have come into hard times but we'll get through this horrible anus of a season with players like DogDog coming good and the little master returning soon….Loved the podcast during Indigenous round showing respect for the Abadiginals fellas. Just paying my respects to the Supercoach Gods and the JR team, such quality output week in week out all for our ever hungry eardrums, like they say in old piangnamese stereo type, trade arse off means you rack disciprine!

Crowls

Tosh > Hodge could do houli to save cash and trade up kk or newnes later
Saad > Dusty
Tarrant > HGoddard Could also do Glenn or Lambert? Will check after teams announced

Def: Shaw, Hodge, Simpson, Smith, Newnes, KK [Hamling, Pearce]
Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, Ward, Beams, Heppel, JPK, Sloan, Martin, [Boston, Steele, Dumont]
Rk: Goldy, Maric [Read]
Fwd: Gray, Harvey, Dahlhouse, Titch, Swan, Bont [H Goddard, Krak]

Full Premo with possible luxury trades for Bont, KK, Newnes,maybe JPK. Will trade worst performing Mid/Fwd for GAJ and Rocky when available. 9 Trades left and 33k. an suggestions on strategy

hedski

Nice team crowls. Krak t lambert some stage will boost the warchest

nugget

stay away from rocky the glass canon. if that guy cops a third injury to the same rib there is serious long term ramifications for his health and future. the guy needs a good 8-10 weeks off for his own health and life. and GAJ well who knows about him??? theres 2 options- either he can come back and get to 90% of himself or he is done and smoked!!! I dont think there is any inbetween!! depends on his mental toughness- can he ever play again without the stress and worry of a slamming tackle like gibbs on the weekend, or even moreso than that- can he even lift his arms above should height anymore without restrictions? its like doing pushups- if the most pushups you can ever do is 100 then 101 pushups is an impossibility. if GAJ comes back and he cant lift his arms or sustain heavy tackles then maybe the game could become an impossibility for him to continue…. godbless the Lil Master

Mr Cass

Ablett at 10% still fly-kick u in head!

Swans2012

I hear you, hopefully we find out this weekend! I must admit, I think he’s going to surprise us and be ok, not gaj of old but 120 average. Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking, at the end of the day we all want to see him in his majestic full flight!

derek

If Suns were a chance to make the top 8, I think we would see Ablett at near his best. The Suns won't make Finals this year, so don't expect him to score 120+

Tyler

Houli, enright, shaw or hodge?

Swans2012

Shaw hodge Houli enright

Youngy

Shaw then Hodge

Youngy

From here on out I need to average 178 MORE then the current leader per round.

Haha do I still have a shot?

Jezg

Who do I down trade CEY to. Projected to leak $10k this week. At full premo mid bar cripps which I’ll no doubt trade up to Ablett down the track. Want to add some more cash to the warchest to upgrade armfield to full premo fwd line and lever to full premo backline next week. Have $280k currently. 12 trades. Thoughts. Cheers.

judd0

we need to know who you already have mate.
Steele is a good option although he has the bye this week and has only played 1 game, if Lambert is named he is a good option same goes with Joshua Glenn. I see a lot of people trading in Kavanagh who is a good option however I do not like his job security at all.

Jezg

Have lambert and Boston as mid rookies. Already have Steele as fwd along with dale. Back rookies are hamling and Beasley. Hoping that’s not too light on for bench cover.

Tyler

If you really need to if you have a def/mid dpp player in your backline like dmac, swing him into the mids and pick up alex pearce from freo. He's already gone up a bit in price and is about $165k i think but he has very good js for around 8 weeks before johnson comes back and has a BE of 5

Liam

S.Edwards or T.McDonald next week??
If you chose Tmac that means i will have to keep Higgins in my forward line.
Cheers

Sarah

Then trade in a forward. Higgins doesn't score enough to be selected as a forward, but as a defender he's handy.

Tyler

Tmac, keeping higgins in your fwd line is fine as long as he's scoring enough to stay on field, which he is

Rick Grimes

Anyone considering Gawn? Got to move Mummy on next week. Everyone has Goldie, so looking for a pod. Biclavs maybe, but banking that cash is super tempting.

patrick

biclvas if you are looking for your POD

Stevo

Deledio or Goddard?

judd0

Both good options, I already have Goddard but am looking at Deledio for my last FWD spot.
I just don't like his injuries he has had this year.
So I would go Goddard just because of that, and he is 50K cheaper which helps.
Both great options.

patrick

goddard due ro reliability factor

Spud

Lever, Griffen and Belchambers out for Hodge, JPK and Lambert (needed a cheap rookie to facilitate the trade).

What are the thoughts on having JPK as well as Parker and Franklin. I can easily go to Sloane instead, but I just rate JPK as a better player overall. He loves a big game and has proven that he can go massive. Sloane is a gun as well, but I am just not sure.

Anyone able to help shed some light on the situation.

Cheers

patrick

I Would bring in sloane instead,simply to spread out player list

derek

Heeney and McGlynn back next week for the Swans. who misses out? I'm worried for TMitch owners.

Astounded

Heeney will be in the 2's mate, will struggle to get back into the Swans best 22.

Derek

Next week he will play! The swans love him

SCaddict

Fairly confident Titch has cemented his spot now and would need to have a couple of poor games in a row to be any chance of getting dropped from here.

As I see it Lloyd, Robinson, Cunningham and potentially even Rohan would make way for McGlynn and Heeney should their form warrant it. Can't see Titch even being much of a vest risk either as he's not really a burst player like a Cunningham, Rohan or Lloyd which the snot vest is typically primed for.

Tophawk

Tom Mitchell is no trap. He has established himself in that side. And deservedly so. Mitchell's output and consistency after being named has been outstanding.

As I see it, Heeney is now the pre season "Tom Mitchell" and will have to force himself back into that side. Mitchell aint going anywhere.

Cheers

dognino

Mcglynn still out for a few more, and Heaney to line up in the neafl. This week …maybe.

zeesus

to finish off my team this week i will be looking to bring in steele, neal-bullen and sloane. Then i'm done.Team of full premos on field.. Is this smart or rushing? How is there JS?

cooky

Mitch Clark to Gawn sound good community?

cooky

for next week obviously.

johnboy

Should i switch bonts forwards and upgrade Tarrent to a mid premo, or stick to my plan of trading Tarrent to Mitchell and hope to find the cash so i can use bonts as a mid/forward bench cover in the future (finals time) and upgrade someone like boston to a mid premo in a few weeks. I still have 11 trades, and if you include bonts in my midfield as a premo. I am full premo.