I don’t think my team has gone an hour without me at least looking at it. When the team picker dropped for previous gold subscribers, I think I made a team every day just to see how I could spend the money. As days went on, I changed the line-up less and less, but I was never happy. I needed the JLT series to come around to answer my questions.

It came, it went, I still had questions.

But it answered most of the ones I needed answering.

Without further ado, my team:

DEFENCE:

Laird and Hibberd speak for themselves. Lock them in, they’ll be top 6 defenders again, they’ll be in your team by the end of year even if they aren’t now.

I’ve gone for four rookies on the field. O’Shea, hoping he gets the call up for the game against Richmond, along with Doedee, Murray and Finlayson, all of whom have all but been selected for round 1.

Keeffe provides me a swing between the forward line and the backline, and Mihocek seems like the obvious choice Bucks will choose to play in place of Goldsack.

MIDFIELD:

News was revealed that Dangerfield is still in the mix for round 1, after a low grade hamstring tear.

I feel like he’s more likely to play round 2, but I’m not going to stress over him missing for one game. Dustin Martin and Tom Mitchell were hard to leave out, so I made the decision to start them. Their ability to score is too hard to ignore, and too hard to predict a fall in price.

Josh Kelly will remain a top 8-10 midfielder, and I don’t see any reason why Zach Merrett can’t be a top midfielder this year. Nat Fyfe is highly likely to return to that set of players as well.

Brayshaw and Holman are my on field rookies. They’re probably the safest of all the rookies I have selected, and given what they produced during the JLT series, you can make the strong assumption they’ll play in the engine room, and score decently.

RUCK:

Gawn, because everyone has Gawn, and why shouldn’t you?

I think Nankervis will be a lot better this year. There is no reason why he can’t get into the top 6 ruckmen this year. His endurance will be better this year, even if only marginally, and the way he plays means it doesn’t matter if he gets beaten in the ruck.

His work around the ground is second to none, as a ruckmen, while Tony Olango is my loophole option.

FORWARD:

No “premiums” in the strict sense of the word, but I believe I have 4 players in my forward line who could leap into premium status, or get around the mark. James Sicily is my spiritual D3, but because of the terrible rookie options in the forward line this year, he has been swung using Keeffe to make him my F4.

Matt Taberner, hear me out, the Dockers players look for him now. With Fremantle likely to use him as a secondary ruckmen, he’ll go through the middle every so often. If we are to use his JLT series to back up his selection, he was ranked 1st for marks, 1st for contested marks, 3rd for goals and 4th for goal assists.

Fritsch and (Giles-)Langdon are probably the better of the dismal forward rookies, while I believe Jarrod Garlett will make a return to the Blues side after missing the second JLT game with a sore shoulder.

So that’s my side, community – what do you think? Have I got it right?

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Wow
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Wow

Is this a joke?

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

No this is pretty much my team

Wow
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Wow

O’shea at D3 looks great…

Paul
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Paul

Especially since he won't play round 1.

Russty_
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Russty_

What makes you so sure of that Paul?

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

Show us your team wow? Please give a thought-out reason for each player too please as Damo has outlined

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

He doesn't have to show anyone his team. Revealing everything as you've requested is optional. Remember the aim of the game to many is to win the big prize.

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

i wanna see his team so i can just come out and call it a joke without any explanation

Wow
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Wow

Not going to show my team rabbit.
However my opinion on this side is, O’Shea is a nothing pick, Tab is a nothing pick. There seems to be a lot of money pumped into a midfield where there is plenty of value. If my defence was that thin I’d be wanting a more proven ruckman than nank.

nankthetank
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nankthetank

I completely agree Wow, 'nothing picks' sums it up perfectly.
Not to mention playing 4 mid pricers in the forward line is just asking for trouble.
However I like the backline and midfield a lot, so if the forward line somehow works out then Damo will be a very happy coach this year.

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

Decent explanation. O'sheas prices reflects his nothingness obviously but will generate some $ given the chance. id prefer to dig up the money to put into Weitering at D3 considering Dochertys out. Rucks a bit tricky this yr but im not against nank as a stepping stone, he started solid last season can hold his money. like anyones team, it will change and need work but at least this blokes put it out there with some decent thought into it. Show us ya gutted rabbit champ

Wow
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Wow

To me it just doesn’t seem like much thought is put into it. A defender is going to be needed to be upgraded pretty quickly. Don’t see o’shea Scoring that well resulting in not much cash being made. Tab is going to need to score very well to make any cash so are people picking him as a lock? I just see way too many in between picks in this team.
I’ve gone 6 deep in midfield, have 3 premo defenders and Sicily at f5.

#66 2017
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#66 2017

The winner of 2018 everyone!

INPieman
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INPieman

I don't mind it. No way I'd pick Taberner. Can't see enough value in his price. The rest is pretty good

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

How's your team shaping up Pieman?

INPieman
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INPieman

Haven't settled on a final structure other than going very deep in the forward line. See what team sheets look like

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

All depends on who is named round 1 basically. You rolling with Danger?

INPieman
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INPieman

More than likely. Even if he misses round 1. He can still go very large playing in the forward line

leedy
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leedy

If only Crouching One were about … three things about Taberner he would likely impart … TAB – punt, worth a risk, BERNER – avoid bern man but alas ERNER of points. He's in! …maybe.

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

Mate your some sort of Shakespearean genius!

Russty_
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Russty_

That he is Fatboy 🙂

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Personally I'd go Taberner to rookie and upgrade either Walters, McLean to Heeney or Billings.

I feel you have 3 forward spots for premiums left, assuming Siciliy ends up down back. With that being said, the likes of Heeney, Menegola, Billings, Franklin I believe will average higher than those you have selected, thus one of these blokes will miss out.

Just my opinion anyway – others might not agree and that's entirely up to them.

SC_Kev7
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SC_Kev7

What rookie, BB? Ryan? Rioli? Tab beats them both. Bell is the only other option I can think of right now. Would’ve liked to see him with Beams in the team.

Can’t get on board with the 4 rookie backline, Damo. I understand the “that’s where the rookies are” line of thinking but it’s getting the four defensive downgrade options at the right time will make things tricky

Daz
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Daz

Can you not downgrade a fattened mid or forward rookie and upgrade your defensive rookies to premium defenders when it becomes clear who they are?
Defensive downgrades will also come along, so I dont see an issue with going light down back.

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Ryan, Rioli, Stephenson, Waterman, Venables, Ahern – whoever get's named really.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hoping for the velvet fog.

gator59
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gator59

Hi Trigga I have had to leave your Titch to Scratch league to join Trig's Happy place from last year

Hope this is not a concern for you putting someone else into the Titch league .. Cheers gator

Macca
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Macca

Hi Trigga if there's a spot available in Titch to Scatch league i'm interested.
Was in it last year ( Macca's Magic )

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

If u have Titch jump in mate

631081

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

I like the choices, Taberner is a bit of a left field pick by high risk, high reward

sc tragic
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sc tragic

Heavy in midfield, a bit light up forward. You must really trust Ross Lyon, a lot of Freo players in your side, otherwise not bad. I have same ruck structure ATM .

Kano
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Kano

Elite midfield 💪🏼

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Uber

Sana
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Sana

Lottttta $$$$$

Brian
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Brian

Too much risk in the forwards

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Huge risks in that team. I would be playing more rookies in MID as their job security is so much better.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

And not score 1000 per week, nup

Dann
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Dann

Brodie is the only mid rook I see missing and he’s no certainty to be any good.

Dann
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Dann

Barry at Port I guess but hearing he’s not a lock for R1 now

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Don't understand why some people get so uptight about other people selecting players that they might not consider at all. It's nice to see some variation in teams, so good on you Damo. I've been flirting around with a two premo defence as well but I'll likely go in to the season with 3, but if the defensive rookies can fire, you'll definitely have a clear edge over a lot of other squads. While I don't believe Walters, McLean, Smith and Sicily are bad selections as such given all have rolled through my team some time this preseason, from a… Read more »

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

I like Westhoff better than Dixon but that's only my preference. Dixon could easily tear those teams apart and kick bags of goals.

Damo
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Thanks mate!

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

I have considered all players at some point, to an extent. Even Wright, Matera and Harmes have been considered. A good POD is an extra 10 points imo

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

(Skip to the last paragraph if you just want the final verdict) Also , about Dixon, the first games of the year are about rookies, then about scoring. E.g. if you have a premium scoring 100+ in the first month and then drops 70s when it’s time for the end of the season, he’s a waste. Rookies who score low in the first half might gain 50k-80k but ones who score high, on occasion, can gain up to 300k. Last year a good example was Nic Newman. He came out right at the end of the season and gained lots… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

Don't mind the idea of 2 premo's in DEF, the rookies down there are very good and saves the headache of knowing which one to field! Not sure about starting with Dusty, Danger, Titch and Kelly as I think there's too much value to be had in MID this season. I'd pick two of them and look at Parker, Cripps, Coniglio and even Armo/JOM (ballsy). Could use that cash to upgrade Taberner to a premo like Billings or Heeney

ado
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ado

can i please have some thoughts on my side community?
136,800k in the bank
Laird, Hibberd, naughton, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson & Mihocek)
Danger, Titchell, Kelly, Zerret, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron)
Billings, Lambert, mclean, Petracca, Daniel Lloyd, Fogarty (Fritsch & Ryan)

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Personally, I’d trade Lloyd to a cheap option. He will score higher every week, but he might not have enough JS and potential cash gen. That’s what rookies his price are for isn’t it? As for rookies, Pickett’s.injury frees up a spot in the team for a small forward in the form of Garlett

ZerrettForPM
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ZerrettForPM

not a fan of that forward line or defence

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Nice team Damo. Good luck mate.

Jeff
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Jeff

Thoughts on my team want feedback

B- Laird, Hibbered, Shaw, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)
M- Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
R- Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
F- Heeny, McLean, Smith, Stephenson, Giles Langdon, Fritcsh (Ahern, Ryan)

King
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King

Don barry is playing in a stacked midfeild. Im not sure if his job security is that good.

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Would downgrade one of your top line midfielders to a rookie and upgrade Ahern in the forwards to a premium to give the team a better balance.

John
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John

Good team Damo the Taberner pick might pay off for you it's refreshing to see a non cookie cutter team I wish you all the best Damo

paul
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paul

He can take a grab and freo need a key forward .They will be looking for Taberner he will most definitely play a big part in there plans up forward as the need to kick more goals per game. I had my eye on him after JLT1 and after watching him in JLT2 he has been locked in my forward line.

paul
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paul

550 for a backman is too much they will need to average 110 and i can't see that so i have gone with the two back men that i feel may make it into the top six under 500 as my D1 and D2 .Laird and Hibberd will probably be in the top six and I will upgrade to them at a cheaper price.

paul
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paul

I think Bell is a really good option up forward too.He is my D5 with Fogarty D6 and Fritsch.Hoping Fog plays round one.Bell is a little up in price but this kid can play and he will make heaps of money.

paul
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paul

Also just on the loophole with Olango.I feel it is a better plan to make money first .I am running with Cameron first up as he may be the number one ruck for Sydney thus making money and bring in Olango later.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

You mean F 5/ 6

paul
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paul

Yes i do mean F5/6 .Happy with my team .I May change a couple of rookies when the teams are out.

Ollie
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Ollie

Brsyshaw wont play rd1. Brodie is the better pick imo.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

That’s a laugh. He played around 80% in the JLT as an inside mid. That’s plenty enough

Derek
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Derek

Hall will miss acouple of weeks. will help Brodie and Holman

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

Two Brayshaws drafted this year. WC & Freo… One will play round 1 , the other not yet.

Russty_
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Russty_

Which Brayshaw of the 3 are you referring to?..cause Andrew will be starting for sure.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Very nice team! Maybe swap a premo from MID to DEF. More $$ to be made in midfield. Otherwise I like it

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Dangerfield becoming a POD ت

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Let them trade him out as much as they want, I'm happy to be in the minority that have him

Russty_
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Russty_

The most critical thing last year with all coaches was the lack of trades left, I'm not gonna burn one on Danger` when he'll be right back, if he misses at all. Let's face it, we're all playing for leagues in the end and leagues don't start until round 3.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Only about 4 of 5 people play for leagues I find, the rest don't really enter them at all or might enter 2 or 3 at most

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Thoughts on Jarryd Roughead? Last year he finished with a 5 game average of 104.8?

Hawks should be better this year, and last year he was coming off a year out of the game? Gunston also predicted to move back into the forward line which might free up Roughy a bit more?

Just a thought.

Holty
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Holty

Shhhhhhh BB. Keep that to yourself. Lol
I have him. Averaged 95+ for 5 years straight until his scare and had the year off. He will be fitter this year and with so much uncertainty in the forward line, i think he is a far better choice them many others that are being selected

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Sorry Holty! I see a lot of teams, including mine, running the likes of McLean, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Petracca, Curnow – all who are yet to prove themselves fully, unlike Roughead, who we know has done it before.

Holty
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Holty

All good BB. we are meant to share our thoughts on this forum. Im just amazed i havent really seen much mentioned about him this pre season

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Hold on… did I read that right? "A lot of teams running … McLean (4.2%) …. Curnow (4.0%)"

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Wrong Roughead?

Russty_
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Russty_

Haha, I think so, I reckon Jarryd could be a pod his year.

gator59
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gator59

OK mate

Paul
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Paul

Looking at Roughy now probably a better option than smith at 475.As you say with Hawks doing better this year Roughy will play a big part.Thinking he may be a top six forward his high end is there and his lows are still ok.
He is 31 tho however he looked good in the JlT and doing some ruck work as well mmmmmm I do like it.

AdoM
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AdoM

I like it, the more and more I think about it I want to start him! Nice POD I think.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

He has an issue with his feet, something to do with the nerves, resulting from the treatments he received for his illness. I'm not for one minute saying this could effect his output but you might want to see how he plays in the early rounds. Hey, it might improve his already good kicking accuracy and his SC scores.

Holty
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Holty

Cheers for the heads up. This is good to know

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

That was last year after the Chemo treatments, he had an issue… all good now apparently!.

Even more reason to select him if you are that way inclined.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yeah I will be waiting to see how he goes in the first few rounds and if he looks good I will bring him in.

Derek
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Derek

Hawks have a very limited midfield. they will throw Roughie in there to do a bit of push and shove and nearly always gets the ball, don't know why they don't do it more often.

the hawks will be keen to get Ceglar back, maybe another month away. him and big Boy will provide a target in the forward line and allow Gunston and Roughie to get the second and third best tall.

he is not a bad pick, but i won't be getting him, maybe Cyril instead 😉

AdoM
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AdoM

Like this team, deep mid for mine but I like your strategy on all lines damo!

Holty
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Holty

I like the team Damo. Very similar to mine.

Holty
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Holty

Im keen gator, cheers

Holty
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Holty

I was a bit late gator. Someone got in b4 me. Good luck to ur season

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Gator and myself have a spot left in 2 leagues The Magnificent 7 code 838722 and FishnCripps 486097 .please only top finishing coaches as they are both full of 17 elite coaches .Let us know your name and rank so we don't eliminate you accidently thanks

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Cheers Neil, I joined them and my team name is Deafness. Looking forward to versing you throughout the year

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

great to have you aboard DM I will let GATOR KNOW cheers

gator59
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gator59

All good Neil and welcome aboard DM

Moosehead
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Moosehead

Very good team. Well thought out.
Many teams including mine have 3-4 mid/fwds in my fwd 6 but what rookie is there to place on the mid bench that is a mid/fwd that has a good chance of getting early games? Last year there were a handful but not this year.

Derek
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Derek

ahern and Higgins will get games at some stage during the year. you can get them now and save a trade

hedski
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hedski

Hey Derek was looking thru a few of my leagues, noticed you have lopped the head off your Bunnies, were they stealing carrots from your garden? Ha.

Derek
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Derek

not sure what happened there. technical issue. all fixed now. thanks.

DacZawson
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DacZawson

While you have a point Derek, getting them now reduces the amount of downgrade options further along so I'd be leaning towards someone at least getting a game now regardless of scoring potential and then getting in Higgins and Ahern as they play

Abel Grant
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Abel Grant

Love it mate 👍

Holty
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Holty

Hi all. Looking to join a few more leagues b4 the season starts. Ranked well 3 yrs ago. Last 2 years i dont talk about. Let me know if you have some free spots in ur league. Cheers

hedski
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hedski

Nice team Damo, we all need to take a risk or three.
Is your team Zooper Dooper?

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Sometimes you need to take 22

Air_ShaqAttack
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Air_ShaqAttack

Trash

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Thoughts on my current team guys.
Thanks!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Keefe, Murray)

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Kennedy, Brodie, Brayshaw, Finlayson ( Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

FWD: Billings, Mclean, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Ryan (Fritsch, Garlett)

Have 87k left in the bank

Will
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Will

Would love your thoughts on my team,

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee: Keeffe, Mirra
MID: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw (Freo), Holman: Banfield, Kelly, Barry
RUCK: Martin, Gawn: Cameron
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch: Ryan, Wilson

Any suggestions?

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

I like the team Damo, I'm leaning towards the same structure at the backline and go 6 deep in the mids with uber premos. I think we have enough rookies to cover on that line and there are heaps more to downgrade later on the season. Foward is pretty similar to mine minus Sicily, i have Taylor instead who i think will break out this year. I too gone with Taberner at F5, like you said freo looks for him as a target up foward and can pinch hit at the ruck. Really not keen on spending on rookies with… Read more »

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

which Taylor donks?

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I think he means Lewis of the Lions

Jordan
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Jordan

No love for Hurley?

Holty
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Holty

Probably will be in everones team by seasons end but to expensive to start him imo

Russty_
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Russty_

There'll be love for him when he starts dropping tons and we don't have him lol

Derek
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Derek

Wait until we see effect Godard going to defence has on him

Finnius
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Finnius

Too expensive for me but see the appeal

Jordan
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Jordan

Thoughts on Riley boner?

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

Bonner is in my side. Haven't seen him in many teams here, but the injuries at Port will help.

Russty_
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Russty_

Was considering him too Captain, will he get a run with Broadbent and Pittard out?

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

The Adelaide papers seem to think so… I'm not a port fan but he seems to have spot for the taking.

Was moved all over the field in JLT1, but played down back in JLT2 and looked pretty good.

Russty_
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Russty_

Cheers, seems like a real ball magnet type, just gotta summon the Plums to lock him in there lol.

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Only doubts I have over him is that he is a very offensive minded player and if things don't go too well for periods of the season for Port Adelaide, they may opt for a more reliable defensive player

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Looks like Birchall has done his knee and is out for half the season. It is unfortunate news but does this make it more likely for Mirra to play?

Russty_
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Russty_

Definitely improves his chances I'd say.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Probably, but he wouldn't be next in line,
Top 7 defenders look like:
Burton
Sicily
Frawley
Duryea
Hardwick
Glass
Morrison (although he might play forward too)

Mirra is still on the rookie list and doesn't look likely for a call up

hedski
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hedski

Doesn't need to get upgraded Ty, rookies can play this year.

Jordan
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Jordan

Advice would be greatly appreciated

DEF: laird, Howe, Sicily, Bonner, Naughton, toedee (Murray, Mirra)

MID: danger, titch, sloane, merret, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Holman (Finlayson, banfield, Barry)

RUCK: Stef Martin, Gawn (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Greene, Dahlhaus, caddy, Hutchings, Fritsch(ryan, Garlett)”
1.8k in bank 😬

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi Jordan I was really liking your Team until I saw Caddy and Hutchings in there, no offence, but maybe Dev Smith and Giles Langdon / Fogarty (assuming spud Walker doesn't come back too soon) might be better choices, would free up some cash too. Even Keefe maybe on the bench so Sicily can swing fwd.
Could be good to have a DPP in the backline too to swing with Finlayson. Coffield?

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Look to downgrade someone to upgrade at least one of Caddy or Hutchings to a forward premo

Luke
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Luke

6 mids 600k or more wow wee! That backline is very thin feel like Coffield needs to fit in there or someone like Riley Bonner presents great value with Pittard out. Nankervis will be lucky to be a top 6 ruckman. No Heeney, Franklin worries me too. Taberner is a preseason trap and a super awkward price, Christensen instead better value and scoring potential

Russty_
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Russty_

Think you're wrong about Nank, this year will tell.

Dann
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Dann

Ive slowly come around to Nankervis, I like that even though he doesn’t get a ton of HOs he gets a good percentage of HoTA,tackles hard & follows up at the stoppages, he’s young just coming into his prime as a ruck man, another pre-season under the belt and already shown a solid ceiling from one full season.

Luke
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Luke

Gawn, Kreuzer, Goldy, Martin, Ryder, Witts all ahead of Nank

Russty_
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Russty_

Witts won't be ahead of Nank, in my opinion, which makes him top 5 at least, if not 4th, better than Goldy. Goldy's been slipping last few years.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Top 5 probably isn't enough for me and most people. You really want 2 of the top 3 ruck man in your side. I will be starting with Kreuzer I think.

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeah I get that DM, but for $488k, he's effectively a ,midpricer to start with, allowing us to spend money on other lines, if he doesn't score the points we need, he'll be punted to a premo Ruck once they establish themselves.
Could be Kreuzer, or Ryder, but it might not be, seasons are getting more unpredictable as each one passes.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yeah I can definitely see the merit in the Nank selection. One of my team variations had him in it.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Agreed Russty. He is Richmond's main ruck and he gets a lot of the ball for a big guy. He will be top 5 this year!

CheekyNandos7
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CheekyNandos7

Patty McCartin as a breakout contender?

Russty_
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Russty_

Nah don't think so, but he could end up in the 70's or more if he stops getting his dome clouted in.

Derek
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Derek

He will do ok for someone worth $230k. He has been in my team, but will prob go without him, won’t make enough cash

Paul
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Paul

Doesn't Garlett breaking his wrist really throw a spanner in the works. I just changed my team a heap and it leaves me with more questions like "What the hell am I thinking?" and so forth Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Weitering, Coffield, Murray, (Murphy, Mirra) Dusty, Ablett, Fyfe, Cripps, Whitfield, Armitage, Brayshaw, Constable/Kelly* (Banfield, Barry, Holman) Martin, Gawn (Lavender) Buddy, D Smith, C Curnow, Sicily, Bell, Fogarty (Ahern, L Ryan) *Pending round 1 team. I reckon there's a fair chance they will only pick 1 of them. I think Weitering is going to be a surprise this year. He'll take Docherty's… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

Wasn't it Pickett who broke his wrist?..Garlett should be right for round 1
Think you got your Jarrods mixed up 🙂

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Garlett also no certainty,Shoulder problem

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi Dbb, saw this on the Carlton website from the other day, they don't seem too concerned about Garlett missing…

Jarrod Garlett is also in the mix for his club debut next week after succumbing to injury against St Kilda.

The exciting former Sun showed his speed and goal sense against the Saints before a knock to the shoulder saw him sidelined in the second half.

“We rested Jarrod against Hawthorn. He seems fine and we expect him to be available for selection for Round 1,” McKay said.

Paul
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Paul

Oh hey you're right. I always get those 2 mixed up lol

Dani
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Dani

I get what you mean about the Wheat but what if the Blues are just crap and get hammered anyway?

Russty_
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Russty_

True Dani, and the fact is, Weitering, Marchbank and Jones have never averaged enough to be relevant yet, could change this year though, there's always hope.

Jacko
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Jacko

You are obviously a one eyed Blues fan! Try thinking with your head and not your heart and your SC team will improve.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Weitering actually looks the goods. I've been considering him in my defence but haven't picked him because of my structure.
The only other Carlton player on his team is Patrick Cripps, who is in over a quarter of teams.
His mention of Garlett was there because of the lack of forward rookies.

Murray
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Murray

Mundy and Goldstein.
Or
McLean and stef Martin

Which is the better combo and why

Russty_
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Russty_

Option 2 I'd say, just because they're both younger I think, less chances of injuries / restings

Murray
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Murray

Good point russty, had not realised this. Think you're right

Russty_
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Russty_

My bad Murray, Goldy is actually 2 years younger than Stef, Goldy's 29, McLean is 22 and Mundy is 32 though.

Whitey
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Whitey

Yer def 2, both mundy and godly are unknowns. Not sure Goldy is back to his best and Mundy is on the slide in my opinion.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Personally I wouldn't select any of them but if I was left no choice I would choose option 2. Goldy is not the same player, Mundy is ok but not elite. McLean could improve sharply this season if the Dogs improve, which is a big chance. Stef will be solid.

Murray
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Murray

Thanks starks

Whitey
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Whitey

Hi everyone, have Billings, Greene, Petracca, Sicily and Smith in the forward line. Thinking of swapping one of them for Bell to free up some cash. Who would you drop? Cheers in advance.

Murray
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Murray

Smith

Dani
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Dani

Smith

Whitey
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Whitey

Hahaha, damn, I'm a bombers fan. Might have to put my heart aside for this one. Cheers guys.

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

I'd go Sicily or Greene – Neither will play 22 games without a tribunal visit!

I Like the Smith selection TBH

Whitey
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Whitey

Yer was worried about the flog level in the forward line.

Holty
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Holty

Agree with captain

Russty_
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Russty_

Yep, the flog factor is an issue.

Whitey
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Whitey

I like Sicily for his DPP.

Dermin8r
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Dermin8r

In my opinion, I reckon having BOTH Greene and Sicily in the same team is just asking for trouble, good scorers, both huge talents, both huge flogs. Between their potential overlapping suspensions and weekly scores (when they play) being reduced by their on filed floggery. Just my thoughts. If swapping one out – you're weighing up Sicily's DPP versatility vs Greene's potential for higher scores for being on a stronger team.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

I'm seriously thinking of going without Danger round 1. Yep could screw me over bigly but also might be the shark move. If he's not right it's a heap of cash tied up. Every chance his minutes get managed or he pushes forward and does feck all. Of course, he will likely do the opposite. But if there is one thing Jock and co taught me, got to risk it for the biscuit.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yep I am with you on this Rick. I highly doubt I will start him even if he plays round 1. I am really happy with my current team and the value I got from that extra $150k was massive.

Liam
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Liam

Agree, it’s too much to pay for a bloke that’s had back issues as well as this hamstring one.

Russty_
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Russty_

Not saying anyone's wrong or right about this issue but you guys should scroll back to round 22 podcast or something similar from round 22, from last year on this site just to see how much and how many guys were struggling with no trades left at finals time…and most of them were saying how many they wasted during the year. Just some food for thought maybe, I'm gonna be really careful this time around so I definitely have some left when I need em. It was utter carnage last year with all the injuries, and could well be again,… Read more »

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Oh I think you misunderstand I won't be trading one of my premos to Danger as soon as he comes back. I will be waiting for a drop in price and he will be my first upgrade. It is risky for sure but I feel like starting him is also risky in its own right. Hard to tell which of the 3 options will come out on top so it will be interesting to see which one is best.

Russty_
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Russty_

I've got a feeling he'll start round 1 as per normal and this will all seem like a publicity stunt….just for the media attention, probably a side deal Danger has with Fox Sports or something lol

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Danger is now out of my team,with the intention of getting him back in round 6, have enough coin so if one of my rookies don't work out I can just trade them out for Danger.

THE SALTSHAKERS
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THE SALTSHAKERS

what did he score? 48 in 18mins? Champ Data give him 7sc for a 2m handball to a teammate under pressure….they NUB the D-dang

NoLanguage
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NoLanguage

I agree Rick. The risk reward is gold if he has a rough start.

Jordan
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Jordan

Heeney and Shaw, or Greene and Lloyd

Finnius
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Finnius

Option 2 by the length of the flemington straight

rickthegenius
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rickthegenius

Roughead and Barlow or Mundy and Petracca.

Also who to pick as my D3. I can choose any defender below 490. I’m currently running with lloyd at the moment but am not convinced with him or any of the options available. Thoughts?

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey Rick, I like a Roughy and Petracca combo..is that possible for you? Barlow and Mundy probably past their best, Roughy is still good if can keep his recovery issues in check.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yeah I would be going Roughy and Tracca out of those options if possible.

David C
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David C

Not sure where Barlow fits in Gold Coasts thinking. He didn't play the last JLT, had a run in a NEAFL scratch match instead. They might prioritise playing the young guns before him.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Agree David, he's gone missing. Stewi Dew has got his young guns firing early, can't see why he wouldn't play them.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Petracca and Bell

or Mclean and Christensen

Clueless
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Clueless

Petracca and Bell for sure. McLean is the same as every other Bulldogs player so you'll never know what his role is and Christensen is an injury risk. If Petracca can break out and Bell can go back to averaging 90 then I think you'll be in for a good year

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Damo, that is a seriously solid side. I love the fact you are rookie heavy down back. That is where IMO a lot of cash will be made this year. Which is great, because the backline is generally the worst for point scoring line. Your team structure is similar to my current line up. That said, Mathew Taberner has talent…….BUT he will NOT be selected in my side until he proves himself during the AFL premiership season. He always plays like a champion in WAFL and pre season JLT matches, but come season proper, the bloke goes seriously walkabout. Dont… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

Me too Hawk, I like it, especially his Killer midfield. That's a 'Don't Argue' Midfield ! Don't like Taberner though…spud.

leedy
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leedy

Taberner may surprise more than a few this year. Understand the sentiment but he was no chance to develop while Pavlich was around and last year Freo were atrocious and slow moving the ball forward. From what I have seen the ball movement has changed somewhat significantly and as Damo points out they are now looking for Taberner. Risky indeed but a punt I'll take. I give you permission to deride me for it around round 6.

Ray
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Ray

How likely is it for petracca to average over 90 this year? In terms of percentage.

Russty_
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Russty_

I reckon about a 50-50 chance, looking back on last year's scores of his, I noticed he dropped 4 x 50's and 4 x 60's which is a bit of a worry.
I guess if he gets that extra midfield time, he could raise it from 79 to 90, just needs to reduce those mediocre scoring matches, he looked damn good in that last JLT game.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Agree Rusty, the worry is the quiet games that he will have. Maybe next year for me.

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

As a demon supporter I don't think so but for 30 k more Tmac is value or for a lot less Melksham with his new role is flying will do an Oliver this year Pity about his bye doesn't suit my structure

Octa
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Octa

Neil. You are kidding. Melksham is a trap. No where the ability of Oliver.

Finnius
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Finnius

I really want to pick Howe over Hibberd, but can't bring myself to do it. Massive POD and has a beneficial bye, cheaper as well. Will both be definite top 6 backs. However is Hibberd less likely to drop in an average score? He averaged 5ppg more last year and I can see that being about the same.

Whitey
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Whitey

Hibberd will drop in price a bit at some stage but will probably be more consistent scorer. Howe can put up some big numbers but also have some quiet games. In my opinion Hibberd is pretty much a guarantee to be a top 6 defender but Howe is more a gamble but not a terrible selection.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Yeah I’m also tossing up between the 2. Hibberd should score more but is very pricey and we can no doubt pick him up for cheaper down the line. So I think I might go Howe D2 (this could also be my Collingwood bias creeping in)

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Big question is will Jake Lever impact Hibberds score?

Trainer
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Trainer

No. You can do your head in re the different scenarios of many players in new teams. Lever great intercepting mark who will kick it to, guess who. Hibberd.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Are you willing to bet $545K on that?

leedy
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leedy

Any love for Weitering?

Goose
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Goose

Not this year

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Plenty… but my structure gets in the way

Goose
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Goose

Bonner or Coffield ?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Big wraps on Bonner and there's a spot up for grabs at Port. Good upgrade option when Port have their bye. Also Howard and DBJ looking to fill the vacant def position so keep an eye on selections round 1.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Coffield for mine. Bonner too awkwardly priced.

Horsey
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Horsey

Love to pick Bonner and still might. Pittard back in four weeks.

Goose
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Goose

Just wondering people's thoughts on how many premo keepers is ideal to start with this year?
Or what is the least you could go before it gets to the point of using too many trades to achieve full premo later on ?

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Bont, Cripps or Pendles?

Starkingdom
Guest
Starkingdom

Bont is CD love child = good for your team.

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

am i missing something with B Deledio?

Pantelis
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Pantelis

still working through his pre season, stay away until he gets some consistency into his legs

EasyMoneySniper
Guest
EasyMoneySniper

Bontempelli or Lukey Parker? Or should i just pay the extra cash for a uber premo?

Jordan
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Jordan

Thoughts on Gary Ablett as a POD

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

If Danger is in doubt that's a huge YES. He might miss a game or two during the season but his return can be the best there is. Not many players can crack the double ton in one game.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I keep putting him in and taking him out again Jordan.
Very bloody tempting but with that injury history over the last couple of years…
I want the keepers in my starting team to play 22 games.

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

ablett will be rested for sure thats the only thing putting me off. if i go him id want a decent cover but its not worth the neurofen

THE SALTSHAKERS
Guest
THE SALTSHAKERS

Had an intense 1hr sesh other day, some match sims..shanked the first hit out and was like clockwork apparently. Gave Scott a thumbs up afterwards, feeling good. Ready to go rnd 1, youd start him for 10 rnds wont drop price, is enjoying being back in Gtown and looking forward to his footy again. Scott has urged him to go bang round 1

Moustachio
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Moustachio

Dont do this to me…

Steve
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Steve

Hey guys, any thoughts on the below options would be greatly appreciated.

Option 1:
Hurley
D Smith
52k left

Option 2:
M Crouch
Sicily
44k left

Option 1 gives me a 5 premo midfield and 3 premo defence, while option 2 gives me a 6 premo midfield and 2 premo defence.

Cheers!

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Steve I would choose option 2 as I don't like Smith at that price. Crouch is a gun.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Hurley is a bit overpriced and Sicily is a flog.
Crouch and Smith?

LittleHeeney
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LittleHeeney

Thoughts on my team
Laird, Hibberd, McGrath, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Stoddart, Murray)

Merrett, Mitchell, Heeney, Fyfe, Kennedy, O'Mera, Graham Coniglio (Dow, LDU, Kelly)

Naitanui, Simpson (English)

Billings, Townsed, Petracca, Caddy, Smith, Rayner (Fogarty, Venables)

Fatso*
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Fatso*

Different. Gutsy and hopefully for you OK. Leave Heeney in fwd line. Obviously you are not a sheep. Good luck.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I don't think Simpson is best 22 is he?
Lobb will take his spot.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Dont like the Taberner pick maybe J Thomas if your looking at that price range??

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Just a heads up if you go without Danger in rd 1. In rd2 Cats play the Hawks, rd3 the Cats play WC, rd4 the Cats play Saints. So if he does come back in rd2 l think id get him back quick smart as l dont really rate those midfields he come up aginst. Thats just my take.

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

Between rd2 and rd3 is a 6 day break and a trip to Perth though…

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

Don't know what happened Shake but unfortunately I missed on CAZALY Its a top league good luck shake

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Shakers jump into the happy place u should have an invite.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Hey Trig got ur email for Happy Place worked till midnight last night and back at work now!! Ill do it Monday.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Can always open a spot for you Neil. You were there last year and we got into the top 100! Have an awesome league again this year. Gator Trig Derek Russty Hedski Hawk Rockburner Finnius ext.

Dani
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Dani

Get a room you blokes..

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

thanks I would like to even the score always a good battle Let me know thru the site thanks awesome lineup

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

love to join shake

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Ill give you the the league code Monday. Keep an eye out for it then.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dont think he will play rd 1 as they dont play rd 2 until Easter Monday April 2.
Gives him plenty of time to get right.
Will protect their boy and give him ample time to prime.

Captain Risky
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Captain Risky

That's my guess as well. I think I'll start with him and loophole a rookie in week 1.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Last year both times Danger played Hawthorn he came out hurt. He may have still scored well in one of those encounters, however I still think it is something to maybe consider.

Jordan
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Jordan

Martin or nank?
Billings or Greene?
Shaw or Lloyd?
Zerret or zorko?
How many premiums is too many for 1 bye round. Is 6-7 during the round 14 too many?

Jordan
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Jordan

Also Heeney or franklin?

Moocha
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Moocha

Round 14 is doing my head in all bar St Kilda players whom I have avoided. Could easily have 2-3 Adelaide, Freo, Cats, Tigers and Swan players. That is potential half my list.
Or, just allow for a thrashing in round 14?

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Martin
Greene
Lloyd
Zerrett
If you can get 6 out in Round 14 that should be okay, just make sure they aren't all in the same line

#66 2017
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#66 2017

I find it hilarious all the "pros" on here that have done so very well in the previous year with getting into the top 20k overall. Haha. Stop ripping into Damos team like you have a crystal ball you bunch of Muppets. Your so keen to dish out advice because you've won SC before right guys? Most of you go on about picking up the same top 6 from last year and you all have the same boring side. Guaranteed the backline will have new top 6 and so will fwds, it's never the same. Worry about your boring side… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

I hardly saw any posts that ripped into his Team..one guy said it was "trash" but most people were complimenting it, so not sure what you're on about really.. Or did you just feel like having a go at everyone in general?

Jordan
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Jordan

Agreed rusty not sure why this guy is trying to create arguments

Moosehead
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Moosehead

He does have a point though Russty. I wish I had the guts to go for 4 – 5 really different players like say Oliver and Kelly. Most teams are VERY similar. I have written down a team comprising players who may go the next step like Cockatoo and Wilson. Good exercise like good advice given by Derek “Select your best team irrespective of cash”.
Have a Guinness on this, St Patrick’s day.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey Moose, It's pretty hard at this time of year for a lot of teams not to look similar, because coaches who have done some kind of research or played before, know who the best premos and best chance of playing rookies are on each line. Are we not supposed to pick the best midfielders in the comp for the sake of being different? or the best value / potential breakout players so we can say..my team's full of pods. Yes a lot of teams look similar at this time of year but it's what you do with your team… Read more »

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

Yes Buddy I am boring too cause I agree with Russty and Jordan Don't know where you seen that wasn't here not a lot anyway. That's the criticism done with , I agree that both the def /fwd will re-invent themselves I see only one genuine keeper forward and that's BUDDY the rest is about 10. I have gone different with LAMBERT McLEAN and T MAC with MELKSHAM NOT THERE ONLY BECAUSE OF BYES.. The defence once again I only see LAIRD and HIBBERD as keepers Two tigers by the same name should be on the radar ELLIS/ That's what… Read more »

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Have u done a demon cull or are they still DEMONinating your team NDD?

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

Hi Trigg Yes mate the cull occurred OUT PETRACCA will be there to raise the cup and hold Clarries three medals but not convinced any better than 85 MELKSHAM I got Clarrie last year and melks job change is a winner but the byes saw mclean the doggie edge him out will be needed to hold the cup and Hoges two medals leaving gawn oliver hibberd Fritsch as per every TOM MAX and CLARRY and but of course the great one , the undisputed heavy === sorry got carried away a bit tommy—- gun== McDON —- A—- L—- D (… Read more »

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Is tmac gonna play?
Heard he was carrying an injury into rd 1?

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

wash your mouth out and say three hail marys trigg

Russty_
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Russty_

Don't worry about having too many Demons in your side Neil, they're very round 14 friendly!…yeah do you know anything about T-Mac's Foot injury?…will he play round 1?

Derek
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Derek

Fair enough.

“Team Reveal” is different to “Rate my team”

People put their teams up to be rated, if they get their team trashed they don’t need to take the advice and they definitely didn’t have to put it up in the first place.

I do like when someone has a specific question rather that just posting their team.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

The only Muppet on here is you 😂👍

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Got any tips mate?
We're all dying to hear them.

Russty_
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Russty_

In hindsight Ranger, I think his main tip is to run out of trades before round 18…lol

Dingoes
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Dingoes

DEF: Laird, Touhy, Brayshaw, Naughton, Finlayson, Doedee ( Murray, Payne )
MID: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglio, T Kelly, Barry ( Garlett, Holman, Banfield )
Ruck: Gawn, Nank ( Cameron )
FWD: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Petracca , Christensen, Fritsch (Higgins, Keeffe)

Not sure about defence – thoughts on Touhy – no one talking about him, good POD?
Also would like Coffield as a swinger with Finlayson but which rookie to leave out in Mid (depends on who's not picked)

Swedish man
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Swedish man

You need a swinger in your mids for your fwd line. Maybe Higgins? But when will he break into a strong Tiger outfit. Difficult this year. Last year there were at least 5. Bad blue by SC me thinks.

Russty_
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Russty_

Garlett or Fogarty?…or Higgins could be a good loophole donut until he does get a start.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Using Crowden as my loop.
May as well roll with cameron as r3.

INPieman
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INPieman

I'm considering an F8 donut. I see a rookie crop in the forward line of Pickett & Eddy's

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Crowden F8. 😉

James
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James

Any thoughts on Lian Duggan WC and Alex Peace FM this season for def, just a throught

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Duggan is worth a look. His two tons last season showed his talent. WC will be busy in def. this season. He's now 21 yrs old, could be a nice POD.

Carleton
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Carleton

This is a GREAT team, but what happened to your forward structure? It's ugly!

Nigel
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Nigel

What are people's thoughts on Callum Mills? 403k could be a good D3

INPieman
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INPieman

Too many points pigs at Sydney for him to grab a big enough slice of the pie

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Good price for a potential star. Horse loves him. He's turning 21 soon so he should be ready to have a big season.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Anyone considering Sam Lloyd from the Tigers? I believe he'll be rotating through the midfield a lot more this year. For $345K he might be a mid price option. I reckon he has a good set of hands, loves a goal and is in a pretty good team!

Mr.Brightside
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Mr.Brightside

Gotta get a game first ,I don’t believe he will play R1 imo

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Maybe you're right, it'll be tough getting back into a premiership side but I think there's a very good chance he will rotate with Martin & Cotchin through forward / midfield.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

He was killing it at VFL level last year but it's that lack of a definite spot that puts me off.

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

Any love for Luke Ryan? If he was playing for any other team he'd be a lock for me but the Ross Lyon factor complicates things.

Russty_
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Russty_

Currently in my squad..hoping he can elevate to keeper status pretty early on and possibly be there at the end.
He's a lock for Freo's best 22.

INPieman
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INPieman

It only took a few games in the VFL to have 16 of the 18 AFL clubs knocking on his door. He should have been the highest ever pick by a mature ager. But he was a party boy & didn't train very hard. Which might be why his injury history is so bad. In his VFL season where he dominated & had an AV of 106 he only played 10 games. 2 separate bad injuries ended his campaign. Last preseason he was all the rage. But another 2 injuries in the preseason was the reason it took so long… Read more »

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I like him a lot, got a game that's very suited to SC too.
Been tossing up between him and Witherden all week.

noah
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noah

DEF: Laird, Hiberd, Lloyd, naughton , o shea, doedee, /bench murray, mihoceck
MID: danger,dusty,titch,fyfe,cripps,rayner,brayshaw,kelly,/bench holman barry ,finlayson
RUC:gawn,martin /bench olango
FWD: heeney,billings,d smith,petracca,fogarty, ahern, /bench higgins, fritsch

Any feedback would be appreciated dont mind criticism.

Thanks Fellas

The Ranger
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The Ranger

That's a lot of expensive rookies Noah.
Read the Barrons article on the rookies and see if you can get a few cheaper ones in.

noah
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noah

Thanks Mate

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

Rayner and brayshaw are too dear but the Higgins pick will save you a trade later .He wont play early but when he does he will stay meanwhile a great loop.

BetterthanU
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BetterthanU

Somebody has to lose so it may as well be you Damo. Your team will serve a valuable purpose as an example of what happens when you listen to the advice on this site.
I don't understand why no Lycett the review by Lek and Patch identified him as the must have breakout ruck and all of the little sphincter kissers here duly appluaded and hailed Lek and Patch for the geniuses that they are/n't

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Mate if you don't like it. Then get off the site!

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

It is no secret that myself and one or two others preferred TREV,s site to the new J R site and fantasy s.c was brilliant and comprehensive but we must move on and give them a chance You want to try writing these articles mate it,s a nightmare I know so do Russty Trigg etc who did articles for FSC GIVE THE NEW LADS A GO and are you really Betterthan U I think not

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Russty_

Hear hear Neil!…FSC was great and unfortunately technical issues made it impossible to continue, issues that could've been caused by a third party, on purpose. But I agree with you, give these guys a go, we were left abandoned for a long time but they're making up the slack now and what people don't realise is, these guys are doing it for free, and it takes a lot of time to write something half decent..and provide us all with information and a forum to discuss SC topics. I laughed a fair bit with Lek and Patch's last Podcast too, especially… Read more »

THE SALTSHAKERS
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THE SALTSHAKERS

been coming here for years, the work theyre doing is solid. Dont care whose rolling up their sleeves? Youve got 150,000 to one ratio. I have got to 470th overall in 2014. Been inside top 5000 every year after my first in 2012. Its the ultimate bingo. The bloke who won last year was his first year apparently or just the bloke collecting the prize? Supercoachscores is a great site, great high level content but even their statistician Rowsus who is brilliant gets it wrong most times as stats alone are just a guide. Jocks is great just to chew… Read more »

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

McLean and Andrew Brayshaw or Coniglio and Fogerty?

DacZawson
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DacZawson

1st

INPieman
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INPieman

Agree with Dac. That's not a contest

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Thanks Dac and Pieman.
Happy with my team but was trying to squeeze Coniglio in thinking he's going to explode.
My mind is at rest… for now lol

Jacko
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Jacko

You are asking for opinions so here is mine. I disagree partly with Pie and DAC who provide a lot of sensible, encouraging advice.
Coniglio is better player than McLean and in a better side although McLean is on the improve.
Try and get a cheaper mid than Fogarty and especially Brayshaw because it has been shown that you make more cash in the long run providing the cheaper player gets a game.

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

I have read that article but who else is there?
I already have Banfield, T. Kelly, Barry, Finlayson and Holman. Which leaves Constable, Garlett and Ahern who are long shots for round 1.
Agree Coniglio is better than McLean hence why I was trying to fit him in but the only way was to swap McLean for Fogerty in the forward line and then Brayshaw up to Conigs.
This IS an opinion driven game and thank you for yours Jacko 🙂

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey Dan, from what I've read, Garlett should be right to go for round 1.

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Thanks Rusty. I think I fixed it..
What do ya reckon about McLean, Andrew Brayshaw and Brodie to Tom Bell, Coniglio and Garlett?

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey Dan I reckon if it's possible for you to have Cogs, Brayshaw and Garlett, they'd be my preferences, don't trust Bell, and Brodie is in a team that will get flogged more often than not.
Don't know much about McLean but many Bulldogs players sort of have the same role there.

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Hmmm more food for thought.
1 Problem being, that means playing 1 of Garlett, Langdon or Ryan on field along with Fritsch.
None of whom have very good job security.
Erratic mind once again lol.

Russty_
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Russty_

Garlett should have a spot mate, especially now with Pickett breaking his wrist..and you'd think one of Langdon, Ryan or Fritsch would have a regular spot too.

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Thanks Rusty

Northerner
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Northerner

Anyone know what’s happening with Rory Lobb. Just looked and he’s not named on the GWS injury list?

If he’s named as Ruck Rd 1, he’s likely to have a higher floor than a number of the popular 400 to 500k options.

Anyone know any insights to help us out?

Russty_
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Russty_

He played a scratch match just over a week ago and got through that, but he's obviously had the interrupted pre-season with his groin issues being managed, so his fitness levels could be down on what they need to be.
Could be a chance to play round 1 but I'd probably wait until he comes back and see how he looks after 2 full games before anything.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

M Adams out for 3 months.

Russty_
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Russty_

Bummer, I was looking forward to seeing him play again, terrible luck for him, happened in a match simulation during a tackle, guess that gives young Naughton more job security now.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

It is terrible news. Naughton will definitely become more popular.

neil Demons Delight
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neil Demons Delight

Just about to cull Naughton not now

Nick
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Nick

would really appreciate any feedback on my team…

BACKS: Laid, hibberd, savage, weitering, doedee, cumming (murry, murphy)
MIDS: Mitchell, J kelly, Oliver, Sloane, Fyfe, Brayshaw, barry, holman (Kelly, shipley, banfield)
RUCKS: Ryder, Gawn (english)
FWDS: Billings, Gray, petracca, sicily, Bell, firtsch (keefe, Garlett)

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi Nick, I think Finlayson is ahead of Cumming.
Maybe Keefe to the backline instead of Murphy..so he can swing with Siciflog.
Not sure which Gray that is but Robbie's suspended for round 1.
Good luck mate.

Bolton’s Blues
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Bolton’s Blues

Hopefully can get off to a decent start this season,
I’ve loaded up my forward line banking on some decent money rise out of my backline

Laird, Hibbered, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee, Murry (O’Connor, Mirra)
Dusty, Titch, Zerret, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Finlayson, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
Buddy, Henney, Greene, Billings, Dixon, Fritsch (Waterman, Ryan)

$360k in the bank still will be used if Danger is fit.

Dixon risk – The first 9ish games are reasonably gentle games, this is mainly for a quick POD, for some quick points and eventually trade him out if he goes off/fails.

Holty
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Holty

The more i look at this team the more i love the structure. Going deep in the forward line is smart as there is no real guarantees of forward rookies getting games and if they do, will they keep their spot? Still cant see the logic in picking Greene as he will miss games due to a flog act but its no different i guess to picking a rocky or ablett who will miss games due to being rested or injury.

Will
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Will

Thoughts on Stef Martin?

Russty_
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Russty_

Seems like a nice enough bloke, good ruckman too 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

If Archie plays he plays like jug head.

Will
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Will

Prefer him to Ryder?

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Are many people considering Whitfield? I have a feeling he will break out this year playing the new rebounding role.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

If you think he will become a top 8 mid come years end go for. I dont think he will Glory so l wouldnt select him. Good luck.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi GD, had him in my side for ages, but am thinking now Coniglio might be a better choice, mainly due to the 75 changes I've been making to my side every day lol

Northerner
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Northerner

I think he will definitely break out this year as that rebound defender. If he was def eligible he’d be second picked after Gawn. I suspect he’ll be close to top priced defender next year.

However it’s another thing to post top 10 mid numbers from defense and it’s a big call for him to get to that level.

Freddy
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Freddy

I see your Taberner and raise you a Lobb, who played 2s last week and will soon take the sole ruck reins from Simpson.
Right?

D: Laird Hibberd Howe Naughton Finlayson Murray (Doedee Mihocek)
C: Danger Dusty Titch Crouch Fyfe Armitage Brayshaw Holman (Kelly Banfield Barry)
R: Max Lycett (Cameron)
F: Heeney Walters Sicily Lobb Christo Fritsch (Langdon Ryan)

Russty_
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Russty_

Wouldn't pull the trigger on Lobb yet Freddy, give him a few games to show that he's fully fit. He's a fair way behind the 8-Ball at the moment.

Northerner
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Northerner

I’ve always been a sucker for sole ruckman that are fwd eligible. Their floor is so low. If named Rd 1 and Simpson isn’t I may take the risk. Quite a few ifs there though.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

I might take the risk also if he plays round 1, would rather him in my team over Tracca, Ryan or Mills

Sellars12200
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Sellars12200

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Rampe, Weitering, Guthrie, Doedee ( Murray, Mirra )
MID: Danger, Titch, M Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, JOM, Braydhaw, T Kelly ( Finlayson, Holman, Banfield )
Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn ( Cameron )
FWD: Heeney, Green, SiciIly, Taberner , Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Gartlett)

Any tips appreciated

Northerner
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Northerner

I’d suggest downgrading JOM to a rookie. You need more cash generation in your mids than you currently have.

And use the cash to upgrade either Weitering or Taberner.

Having a mid price risk in every line is pretty risky as you have now IMO and will require more trades to get to full premo and not generate as much cash because you have less rookies than most.

Sellars12200
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Sellars12200

Who would u suggest to downgrade JOM to?

Sellars12200
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Sellars12200

Was thinking downgrade JOM to Coffield then upgrade either Weitering to J McGovern or Taberner to Lambert

Krups
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Krups

Gday blokes. Hope your all enjoying a coldie. Thoughts please?
Def: Laird. Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray. Doedee ( Coffield, Keefe )
Mid: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Merrett, Neale, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly ( Banfield, Barry, Holman )
Ruck: Gawn, Nank ( Cameron )
Fwd: Greene, Billings, McLean, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch ( Ryan, McCartin )

No Fyfe

Russty_
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Russty_

Solid Krups, even without Fyfe, let's face it, he's not that cheap, almost 600k…there are other options. Very soild side.
Stick McCartin onfield cause Fritsch might not start.

Krups
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Krups

Thanks for the feedback Russty its appreciated

Russty_
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Russty_

You're welcome mate..can I copy your side? lol

Krups
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Krups

Go for it champ. Probably make more changes that are not required. Bring on next weekend to stop the tampering

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeah, hear ya there, I'm sick of looking at my side, and other people's sides…I've gone numb lol
Bring it ooooon!

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Just a heads up,just a few spots left in three of my leagues.Won't Back Down 601348, Holy Grail 266193, Rogue Traders 200993.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey how are ya John?…I would mate but I'm already in 10, am in Sons of Anarchy though, should be a fun year mate. cheers.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

No worries Russty, in 10 as well,usually only go in 8 max but managed to get into some of the community leagues this year.Those three leagues just needed topping up, since not all the people from last year turned up,even the guy I beat in the GF of Won't Back Down,I still have one spot left in Sons for Trev,but no sign of him yet,if he doesn't turn up,Neil could join. You've been busy on this site Russty,I've made a few comments but not as many as usual.

Russty_
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Russty_

Haha had too much time on my hands today mate…don't think Trev is into leagues John, so you may as well invite Neil.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Just thinking Neil is probably in 10 already as well,but I could still put it out there.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

My final team going into the teams lists before round one.Def: Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson, [Doedee, O'Connor ] Mids: Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglo, Brayshaw, Coffield, Kelly, [ Banfield, Barry, Holman ] Rucks: Gawn, Nank, [ Olango ] Fwds: Billings, Walters, McLean, Petracca, Fogarty, Keeffe, [ Fritsch, Ryan ]. Have the coin to get Danger whenever I want,probably round six.

Russty_
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Russty_

Nice squad Johndj…you should do well with that lot, maybe consider Giles /Langdon if Fritsch or Fogarty aren't named, and Garlett, he should start round 1.
Not sure if Keefe will start either, he's really just a Siciflog rotation…Paddy McCartin maybe?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Hi Russty,as you can see the fwds have been my nemeses all preseason,F5&F6 have been so hard to get right.

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeah it's been a fkr mate, Fogarty could have very limited job security when Flog Walker gets fit again…here's my Fwd line at the moment mate..lol
Franklin, Roughead, Smith, Petracca, Robinson, Christensen — Giles/Langdon, Ryan
No rookies onfield.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I did try the non rookies way for the fwds a while back,was going to have smith at F4, Petracca F5 and McCartin F6.But decided on Coniglo in the mids instead.Who do you think is better Smith or Conigio ?

Russty_
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Russty_

Coniglio for sure I think, could average 100 easy. Not sure Smith can.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I might have to spend a bit more time on my fwds,the rest of the lines I'm happy with.

Paul
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Paul

Thought about buddy but not until round seven for me.Sydney have some tough games until then.He will kick the most goals and be a top six.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Hi Paul,I had Buddy from the start last year and was happy with that decision,I had him in my team from go again this year,but changed him to Billings last week.Will be my first upgrade for the fwds.

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

really like this team mate. Im real keen on Coniglio too, great value. I think Luke Parker is great value too. Hopefully i can squeeze both in

Sellars12200
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Sellars12200

downgrade JOM to coffield then upgrade either Weitering to J McGovern or Taberner to Lambert ?

Heather
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Heather

Any comments on my Team anyone?
Def: Hurley, Laird, Rich, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)
Mid: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Bradshaw, T. Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Shipley)
Ruc: Goldie & Gawn ( Hayes)
Fwd: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Petracca, Higgins, Ryan (Fritsch, Switkowski)
$124k left

KSinny
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KSinny

Hey Community leave your thoughts on my team!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, O'shea, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID: Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Bont, Jelwood, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Garlett)

RUC: Gawn, Nicnat (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Menengola, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch, Ryan (Keefe, Ahern)

3K in the bank, cheers community! 🙂

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

I would get rid of Ahern and move Garlett forward to make space for T. Kelly. Very classy player and en route for senior games.

KSinny
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KSinny

Thanks mate forgot about Kelly, but now I have no Mid-Forwards to swap around which is a bit of a problem.

Gazorpazorpfield
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Gazorpazorpfield

DEF: laird, Mcgovern, Mills, sicily, Angus Brayshaw, sam Murray (Doedee, mihocek)
MID: dusty, titch, Fyfe, Walters, Libba, Petracca, Andrew Brayshaw, Banfield (kelly, Finlayson, Holman)
RUCK: Goldstein, Gawn (cameron)
FWD: Mundy, j Cameron, d Smith, Impey, t Bell, Fritsch (Keeffe, l Ryan)
Feedback is welcome! 7.8k in bank.

murray
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murray

Here is my final team guys, any comment or criticism welcome

Laird, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (L Murphy Mihocek)

Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Bontepelli, Coniglio, A Brayshaw (Banfield T Kelly, Holman)

Gawn, Nank (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Mclean, Petracca, Keefe, Fritsch (Ryan, Narrier)

Thoughts please

Heather
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Heather

Not 1 comment – are you all a bunch of ? I was being genuine? yoyohoho? Now any comments or feedback? Good Luck, Troopers! xxoo