An actual quote from my team reveal the other week:

“I don’t think he (Laird) can hurt me by not having him in the same way not having Docherty did.” Then Friday night happened…

I’m actually trying out a new strategy this year of hitting absolute rock bottom early because I can only go up from there, right? Right…? *furious whispering* Patch has just informed me that he has hit rock bottom loads of times and no, it does not work like that. Should be a fun year then!

Round 1 was a bit of a mixed bag. Some absolutely massive scores came from members of the Community, an outstanding effort when you consider 6-7 of those were on field rookies. For others, no Danger was always going to suck but he’ll be ready to rock and/or roll this week. Kruze rucking against Grigg was a laugh until he got hurt. Ryder’s achilles injury will force owners into an early trade. Zerrett getting knocked out didn’t help. Zorko put in an absolute stinker and those who put the C on Fyfe wouldn’t have been impressed. I’ve seen teams suck before but the Doggies need to lift in round 2 if they expect to be contenders in 2018.

If you copped a whack in round 1 remember there is a loooooong way to go. Still another week before league games kick off so unless there’s a really pressing issue with your team   (like a Ryder/Libba LTI, or the .8% of coaches that have Docherty for some reason?) I wouldn’t be looking at trading this week. Give your rookies another week, if they make it to round 3 when the price changes start you can be pretty confident of their job security moving forward. Also, don’t be that guy that trades out Nat Fyfe?!?!! #FyfeIsLyfe

THE NEWS

We’ve currently got four confirmed rookies this round. Mitch Crowden; a 117.3k MID/FWD, Adam Cerra – MID – $184.8k, Ed Richards – 135.3k DEF, and Cam O’Shea – DEF – $166k.

Willie Rioli – FWD – $123.9k, Ben Ronke – FWD – $123.9k, Jack Henry – FWD – $123.9k, and Brayden Ainsworth – MID – $117.3k have all been named for Sunday / Monday. If any of these four are confirmed to debut I’ve missed the memo, double check when Sunday teams are confirmed tomorrow night.

For tonight, Adelaide have kept their three debutants from round 1 in Doedee, Fogarty, and Murphy, as well as welcoming back Tex Walker. The Tiges have lost Vlastuin to a delayed concussion but regain Houli.

Friday night footy will give Saints v North – which is probably only exciting if you are a fan of either. Neither side has made changes.

Saturday sees season debuts for Aaron Hall, Matt Scharenburg, Tom Scully and Stephen Hill. Mason Cox is amongst the outs but there’s really nothing SuperCoach relevant about those omitted. Ross Lyon has kept Brayshaw and Banfield in the team despite the two new debutants.

On Sunday, Libba, Crozier, and Ryder make way because of injuries. Robbie Gray and Tom Boyd are the big name inclusions. McKenzie and Trengove could make their debut in Port Adelaide colours

Patrick Dangerfield and Nakia Cockatoo have been named by Geelong. Hawthorn have added four players, Marc Pittonet have a nice JLT series so we’ll see if he can play some games for the Hawks this year.

There’s been no big name rookie culls, Community. You can breathe a sigh of relief in what is a somewhat short ‘news’ section

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

With Post_MaSloane smashing it on Wednesday with his captain’s write-up, space has opened up in the Panic Room for a new segment. The best idea I’ve got is to open myself up to ridicule by highlighting player/s that you need to consider, only to watch them go down in flames horribly in the next round.

“I just don’t trust that guy”

Straight up, I wouldn’t be looking at trading this round. Don’t go chasing rookie s

cores, or that midpricer that scored well this week. Give it another week and wait until they are on the bubble. However, the 12% of coaches that took a punt on Ryder will need to trade. He’ll be out for 4-6 weeks with his achilles blowing up which is far too long for him to sit on your bench. So what do you do?

If you would like to keep your bye structure you’ve only got one option. Jarrod Witts had 25 disposals (21 kicks), 34 hitouts, 7 clearances and 5 tackles on his way to a mammoth 131SC Saturday night. Yes the wet weather did mean there were more stoppages, but a man that stands 209cm has no right to score 131 in what was essentially a pool. He’s seemingly got the first choice ruck position sewn up at Gold Coast.

Goldy and Stef Martin are also good options, but the threat of Preuss and Archie hanging over them makes me nervous. Nic Nat flashed the talent we all know he has, scoring 113 from only 54% TOG. However, that was against Sinclair, and he’s said that his game time will continue to be restricted in the coming weeks.

Need a few more recommendations? Damo is on cheat sheet duties this year and his first one is definitely worth a look right here.

THE UPSIDE DOWN

The information will be turned up to Eleven (heh) as the all-important breakevens will return next week. Barron is dropping his reserves articles again this year and they are much better than anything I can do. If you haven’t already, have a look here

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

It’s Grand Final rematch time! In case Barron has forgotten, Richmond won the last time these two teams met by a cool 48 points. Dusty kicked 2 and had 29 touches, Laird had 27 himself and rumour has it there’s still an imprint of Matt Crouch on the half forward flank of the MCG after Jacob Townsend buried him there on the cusp of half time.

Fantasy Insider has crunched the numbers and come up with the “ideal” lineup for tonight’s clash.

As an eager player of DFS (but not always the best!), here’s a few other selections to consider for your entry.

Toby Nankervis – RUC – $12,650: Big Sauce typically bosses Nank in the ruck (49 and 50 hitouts in his past two games v Richmond), but as we saw last week Nank offers much more around the ground. At almost 2k cheaper I don’t mind paying down in this position.

Paul Seedsman – MID/DEF – $11,400: Pay up for Laird if you like as he enjoys playing against the Tiges (averages 28 disposals in his past 3 v Richmond) but The Seed got the job done last week. Likes a tackle and prefers to kick it – both great for DS scoring.

Jack Graham – MID – $11,550: God I love him. 87DS last week on the back of 13 (THIRTEEN) tackles. If he gets his hands on the ball a bit more his ceiling is huge. Worth a punt I reckon

One of Richmond’s mosquito fleet forwards typically goes off, although neither Butler or Castagna have great recent records against the Crows. Bolton was a disaster last week so I’m not going there again. Mr Brightside himself, Jack Riewoldt – FWD – $11,150, saluted for 100DS last week. Will probably get Talia in a tough matchup, but his forward pressure means he doesn’t need to rely on kicking a bag to score well.

That’s the Panic Room for done another week folks! What are your plans for this week? Trades? Captains? Jump in the comments and tell us what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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StevoRivo
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StevoRivo

I guess I can reverse trade but Ryder to Witts or NicNat?

BloodyFranklin
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BloodyFranklin

NicNat… coz of the hair

Finnius
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Finnius

you can't reverse trade anymore…

StevoRivo
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StevoRivo

Oops. Guess Nic Nat it is!

SC_Kev7
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SC_Kev7

The rolling lockout is still in place, Post, but if you make a trade now you can’t reverse it

BloodyFranklin
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BloodyFranklin

WOOP WOOP

Bells
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Bells

Dat's da sound of da Police !

Porkies
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Porkies

Naughton to O’Shea ??

BloodyFranklin
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BloodyFranklin

Nah

Krups
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Krups

Nope

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

make a call after round 3 on that one, o'shea still has 2 weeks and for me naughton is on the bench, don't wanna change rookies at this stage.

Stirlsy
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Stirlsy

Wait a week

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Can't trust either on field atmo Porkies so like badgerhoney said Naughton will increase in price the week before O'Shea so you can take the $5.25 price increase profit for Naughton and then downgrade to O'Shea

Daniel
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Daniel

I just checked the numbers – he'll need to score about 49-50 to hold his current price. 😀

Hoot
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Hoot

Go Blues!

Saundo
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Saundo

Cripps or Oliver?

Paul
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Paul

Yes

Paul
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Paul

Lol

Saundo
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Saundo

Are you retarded?

Russty_
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Russty_

He probably means..both Saundo, maybe Cripps first..save a da money, and a beast.

Gazza
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Gazza

Should I trade Keeffe to Bonner this round or next round?

Pros R2 – If i trade Bonner in now I gain an extra 40-60 points and have two trades for next round in case of injuries

Pros R3 – If Bonner goes bad I can trade Keeffe to someone else but if Bonner goes well i can trade Keeffe to Bonner anyway

redherringfc
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redherringfc

hold. Keeffe is an emergency so he may be close. See what happens in teams next week. you may have an injury ext week, so you can bring Boner in anyway. Keeffee may get a run.

It’s a big call saying extra 40-60. Who goes to the bench if you bring Boner in?

redherringfc
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redherringfc

Sorry, realised it’s Bonner. Keeffe kept stealing those double letters.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Murphy on the bench with the emergency, keep going son so I can take Naughton off.

Finnius
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Finnius

Lachy Murphy star!! If he gets an eighty odd he will make so much dosh at that price.

Russty_
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Russty_

He's a hard working player, and has the right attitude, will be a future star.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Naughton down to Murphy might be a nice correction

Bells
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Bells

Thinking of watching Brayshaw this week and if another lowish score, I'll move Finnlayson up and Murphy in. Looks like he can play. JS though might be an issue in a Crows team.

Derek
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Derek

I was surprised he played tonight.

He only had 10 disposals, but the 2 goals really helped.

I think he will get a few more games, Crows have a couple of injury’s now

FranklinShow
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FranklinShow

Is he not playing the charlie cameron roll? JS good for at least 4 wks

Big G
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Big G

if he makes it to $275,000 I would say ha has earned a spot in the Cash Cow Hall of Fame.

Ja191
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Ja191

crouch done for the night hammy

Liam
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Liam

Can anyone give any insight on whether O’Connor will play on Monday ?

Russty_
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Russty_

I was hoping the same Liam, might not know until Sat night.

Carleton
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Carleton

Yes, he'll play — he makes their best 22.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I think he might be included only because Harry Taylor is out.

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeow..Matt Crouch done with a Hammy…more carnage to start the year for Crouch owners!

hedski
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hedski

Yep that's me.

Russty_
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Russty_

Bloody sucks man when the best players in the game go down!

gator59
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gator59

And me FFS

BVB21
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BVB21

Me too.

Got the VC on dusty so hopefully that makes up for it a bit. Although Lambert is not helping things either

Russty_
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Russty_

When are you back from..the land of only one router Gator?

gator59
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gator59

Sunday week Russty

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Sloane's looking sore as well… Worst case scenario for the crows if they both go down

Marty
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Marty

Hurts more when i have the vc on him changed from dusty at the last minute

Russty_
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Russty_

Just pick the right C Marty, no worries.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Not happy,but will be a good excuse to get either Dusty or Danger in next week.

Finnius
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Finnius

Hugh Greenwood is the next midfield beast. If he got more TOG could easily average 100.

Pete
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Pete

I agree and wanna see!
But I have a sneaking suspicion that they aren’t playing him that long coz he doesn’t have the tank yet.

Kyle
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Kyle

Crouch looking like a tasty upgrade in a month or 2 hopefully. I picked him as a top 8 mid in the preseason. Never nice to see a quality young player injured

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Crouch and Merrett gonna be cheap.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

i flipped a coin between Crouch and Sloane and got Crouch.
Fate sucks as a SuperCoach tactic.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Shoulda picked Gibbs

Kyle
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Kyle

As long as merrett is back to normal scoring now he wont be discounted much. His low score will only be in 1 rolling price change and then will be out so i cant imagine his price being all that cheap.

Crouch however will have an injury affected score in 2 price changes so will be at more of a discount. If he drops to 500k il pick him up in an instant – i started zerrett 🙁

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez was gonna use crowden as a dpp loop for at least the first 6 games but Rosco has put him in this round. Dont know much about him other than he was a good loop option early. Do i put him on deck instead of Fritsch?

Way dusty is going out of the gate may have to trade danger. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤣" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f923.svg"&gt;

Russty_
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Russty_

Nah I'd still bet on Fritsch Trigger…Not good when your never expected to play ..ever player plays lol

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

It's like he's under instructions to run really fast around every play but what ever you do don't touch it.

Bells
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Bells

The Rohan Principle.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Aside from SuperCoach relevancy….how good is Fogarty gonna be?!
18yrs old and doesn't take a backward step.

Multi_
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Multi_

Looks a beast doesn’t he what pick did they get him in the draft?

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

13 i think
Was touted as a top 3

Multi_
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Multi_

Good get at 13 really like the way he goes about it

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good boy from the bush.
Old fashioned footballer, will go toe to toe with you and has a great action.
Will kick a few snags for the crows.

Russty_
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Russty_

He'll be the natural replacement for Walker…because Walker has always sucked ass.

hedski
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hedski

They didn't give him Roos number 32 for no reason Ranger. Love the way he goes about it.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Nice pickup Hedski, hadn't spotted that.
Future Mayor of Adelaide maybe….

hedski
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hedski

Maybe he'll follow the last bloke to wear that number and become the mayor of Geelong?

Marty
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Marty

His swagger reminds me of Carey

INPieman
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INPieman

He was pick 12. Which was the pick they got for Charlie Cameron. This time last year Darcy Fogarty was favourite for pick 1. He had some great games & some poor ones last year & moved down the draft order. I really wanted the Pies to take him at Pick 6. I thought that would be a bargain. Pick 12 for him is ludicrous. He's better than Rayner

David C
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David C

Bit early to make that call about Rayner. Look how Weitering and Schache have dropped off.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

LAMBERT RAGE TRADE TIME!!

Maverick_
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Maverick_

everytime his name is even just mentioned my blood pressure rises.. who we trading him to GD90?

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

I might have the cash to go to Buddy. Will also consider Greene, tho a massive flog.

Russty_
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Russty_

A good scoring flog though Rick. .might be worth the risk.

Maverick_
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Maverick_

I still have Libba to deal with yet! his trade will dictate who i get for lambert with what $$$ i have left afterward. will be pushing for selwood, cripps or greene next week.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Will see after this round. Greene is a good target.

Russty_
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Russty_

Doe-bloody Dee looking good again…as solid as rookies come.

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

I didn't make the same mistake twice and have him on the pine!

Russty_
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Russty_

Nice work BB

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Totally agree Russty, he is a revelation.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

I bench Naughton to take Murphy's score right?

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

YES

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Above 75 is generally a take from a rookie for mine.

Jonesy
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Jonesy

whose ya donut in ya backline? i wish i had one :/ murphs on the pine with the E but have 7 playing in my backline. spewin

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Keefe, loving the flexibility he provides me with Sicily in my forward line.

Russty_
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Russty_

Keefe is last year's Hibberd.

Russty_
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Russty_

These will be the types of games that will bite the Tigers on the ass this year…looked like they didn't want to win all that much.

Finnius
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Finnius

Doedee hits the ton with ten to go!

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Lever who??

Russty_
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Russty_

I don't know what you all think, but I think this has been a pathetic effort from the Tigers, not showing anywhere near the intensity that they know they need to show to win the big games, completely un-inspiring game and I'm very disappointed with their effort, and I don't even barrack for them.
They'll finish 9th again this year with that kind of crappish effort.

Frolet
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Frolet

And they played an Adelaide side who had a hardish game last week against Essendon, a six day break and had two Crow players down early.

Russty_
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Russty_

Looked like the Tigers of 2 or 3 years ago…a few guys doing really well, and the rest playing the role of the also rans…not good enough.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Riewolt good baramoter for tiges.

hedski
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hedski

Yep put me out of my multi in the first leg.

Russty_
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Russty_

Sons o Bitches!

Multi_
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Multi_

Same here hedski

Lekdog
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Bye Kane Lambert

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Classic mid pricer pick Lek.
When they come off they're gold but when they don't….

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Same Lek, time to pack his S#it

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

See ya later Lambert.

Hooks
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Hooks

CROUCH NOOOOOOOOOO

Russty_
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Russty_

Yes…an hour and a half ago…nooooo

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Nankervis Is a BEAST: 112
Laird had leather poisoning: 121
Doedee OMG what a rookie he will be: 113

Lambert can go get stuffed

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Surely Nank gets off?

Russty_
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Russty_

I don't think there was anything in that BB, looked to me like he was trying to avoid hurting him.

hedski
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hedski

Hmm, looks like Crouch to Dusty as a no brainer next week for me.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Crouch to Gibbs?

gator59
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gator59

Looks the way to go Hedski

hedski
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hedski

Dusty 139 + 150 odd, he's not dropping price anytime soon and I have no tigers.
Gibbs good pod but not in my plans where Dusty was always a target.

gator59
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gator59

Same here Hedski .. No Tigers yet

INPieman
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INPieman

No brainer trade Hedski. Get it done

Hawks
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Hawks

Went Lambert, his working hard, but just not getting enough of it.

Think he needs to go before next week, maybe downgrade to a rookie, then upgrade Fyfe to Dangerfield (depending on what Fyfe & Dangerfield show us this week).

hedski
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hedski

Fyfe will go big this week.

Jonesy
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Jonesy

not SC classic relevant but for my draft side…
Whats wrong with Luke Dunstan from st kilda?
He's not injured is he??
just not in the best 22 or

SC_Kev7
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SC_Kev7

Richo said last week he's behind Acres and Steele. Armo back doesn't help his cause

Fitzy
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Fitzy

how is J.stephensons JS, scoring potential & cash rise look? don't know alot about him or collingwoods list
Thinking of going Lambert to him and libba to dusty next week.
thoughts

gator59
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gator59

I've got him in the fwd line fitzy.. Got the job done last week but then again who else have they got apart from Bucks

Bells
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Bells

Off to another flyer, VC on Dusty, Laird, and Doodee onfield this time 🙂

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Loopholled doedee. Keeffe better not get a game!!!

Derek
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Derek

I’ve got Murphy with E and O’Conner as my loophole but is on the extended bench for Monday’s game. If O’Conner is named will have play Murray and Finlayson on field.

Happy with Doedee score. Gun.

KSinny
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KSinny

Same here!!

Derek
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Derek

10 mins before the start of the season i changed from Dangerfield to Dusty.

139 + 160 is really helping me feel ok I don’t have Danger.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Nice Derek, i toyed with that idea this week. Ryder to Dusty and still had $160K left over to get Danger in Rd 4 to Rd 6. My priority this week was to see if Rocky improves and Danger playing with Gaz.

Might have to get Dusty next round before his price rise if Rocky spuds this weekend. I have $430K in the bank to spend for him and Bonner pending if he has another decent score.

Derek
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Derek

I’m not that keen on Bonnar. Quite expensive at $257k. Most people have all the rookies they need in defence.

He is a good correction trade.

He might be an option if you have someone like Bell to trade to Bonnar. Swing Finlayson or O’Conner into mids.

At $257k his ROI isn’t as good as the cheap rookies, including Naughton if you already have him.

Russty_
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Russty_

How will you get Danger back in now that he's back in?

Derek
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Derek

that is the question. I still have the $165k in the bank from swapping Danger to dusty. I was holding onto that in case one of my other premiums went down I could do one trade to Danger. Hopefully I can get through weekend without any injuries. At this stage I’m going to roll the dice and not get Danger this week and therefore have a good look at him with Ablett in the team. He plays my Hawks so I’ll be watching him from behind the lounge. Realistically I won’t be able to get him until my first upgrade,… Read more »

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Did you put the VC on Dusty Derek ? With 10 mins before the game I changed to Greene,but might go Billings, I should went with my first thought, but thats SC

Derek
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Derek

I have stuck with Billings as VC. I can see one of the Sainters going huge against a tiring North team.

I’m a bit surprised with Dusty’s score. His two quick goals that got them back in the game scored him 35 points. Even when game finished he was on 150 but they managed to find him another 10 in a defeated team.

Borko
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Borko

sounds like a good plan … still a bit early to say, but could be the winning strategy re. Danger (at this stage, you are $100k and 300 points in front!). I kept him, so hoping for a 150 on Monday, but seems unlikely! Will put the C on Mitchell I think.

Derek
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Derek

The Hawks will have their work to do to stop him. They have Shields how has done the job on him before. Howe is an improving defensive mid and they also Duraye who could put some extra pressure on when he goes forward.

All eyes will be on him. Mostly from the 83% of coaches who don’t have him

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I think the Hawks need to worry about their own game, too many Cats to tag. However the Cats do need to worry about TMitch, not sure who will go to him but someone mentioned Cam Guthrie earlier in the week, he'd be a good choice.

Derek
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Derek

TMich plays a lot like Ablett. As soon as he has a disposal he is off again, usually running to space. Not sure Guthrie has the legs to run with him.

Maybe TMitch will tag Danger

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Think Danger will get alot of fwd time first up

Derek
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Derek

Agree.

Maybe Stratton goes to him

Josh
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Josh

After stupidly starting with Tom Bell, is it worth using a trade to get rid of him or am I better off taking a score from Garlett/ryan and hoping he earns a spot in the team next week?

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

He wont drop in price next week Josh so if you have any other holes or cash leakers I'd swap them first

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Dump the spud as soon as you can.

JEL
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JEL

Also started with Bell, I figure if he is dropped after 1 week his JS isn't that good.
Traded him for Waterman, hope that doesn't bite me. Already have Fritsch, Fogarty & Garlett as my FWD rookies

INPieman
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INPieman

I'd be a little concerned JEL when JJK comes back. Waterman could be the one to make way

JEL
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JEL

True, though they are showing JJK still 3-4 weeks away, so hopefully Waterman can make a bit of cash and another rookie shows themselves.
I feel like I'm walking a tightrope with a blindfold on while juggling chainsaws with this forward line.

Dogss
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Dogss

I wasn’t going to trade this week, but I ended up swapping bell for bonner via a dpp. Hope it doesn’t bite me in the butt

Browncow
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Browncow

Think he needs to go Josh. Unless you had the VC on Dusty and need a loophole. Put the E on Garlett either way and if he goes ok you could always reassess next week after having another look at the rookies.

Josh
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Josh

I'm thinking of holding this week and seeing how the likes of bonner, young, howard, and some other mid-pricers go and if they can back up their round 1 scores. Or see if there are any rookies that go big and put their hand up for a spot. Will have to take garlett's score on field though.

Gazza
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Gazza

I gave Laird the VC last night should i loophole his 120 or use Danger or Titch

INPieman
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INPieman

I'd take it to the bank. Not sure how Danger will come out & surely Titch gets an opponent this week

Russty_
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Russty_

I did the same Pie…really is 120 enough? thinking Danger or Titch could still go big..who are you VC-ing this week?

INPieman
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INPieman

Took the VC off Dusty yesterday & gave it to Fyfe. I'd take a 120 from Fyfe right now. Oops

Derek
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Derek

I took it of Dusty and gave it to Billings.

140 is my new VC cut off. Although I took Dustys 139 last week.

Tibor
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Tibor

Does Titch get a hard tag early? I have my doubts surely Geelong just back their own midfield to get the job done . The advantage Titch has is McEvoy is better than anyone Geelong have in the ruck. Who do Geelong have to play a negative role on Titch because he is such a pure first possession player. I reckon in Scott Selwood abscence they just back Joel to beat Titch to the pill. They limit Titches effectiveness by stopping the outside mid like a JOM. This is where I reckon Collingwood really failed a total lack of defensive… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

Agree with pretty much everything you said – except that although McEvoy will get first hand to it, I can see Ablett, Duncan, Danger, and Selwood sharking it a few times.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

120 isn't a great captains score Gazza. I wouldn't take it

Tibor
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Tibor

What is the number to look for to take a vc score. I passed on Dustys 139 last week which worked because I had Titch as captain am inclined to bank Dusty this week…surely anything over 150 is a keeper

Holty
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Holty

130 is the score i look for.

Derek
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Derek

The C is more about bragging rights than the additional score.

People forget you don’t get double the difference in points.

If you take the 120 and miss out on a 140 as your C, it is only 20pts difference, not 40pts.

Same in reverse.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Hi Tibor, it's hard to say what the minimum score to take as VC/C is but based on last years scores 140 should be the benchmark score. You did the smart thing last week but it takes guts

Tibor
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Tibor

Took the punt based on his previous 50 possession game against the pies. Bucks copped heaps because he didn't go the hard tag option but that is easier said than done especially on a pure ball getter like Titch. They need to all defend and attack now. A tagger costs you and blokes who only run one way cost you now. That is the big problem at the pies they ar all quite similar in that midfield they have talent but lack defensive pressure and Pendles is probably the main offender. Surely just coincidence that bucks played his footy that… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

I'd take it if I was worried about my Captain option but typically, I try to stick to 130+ from my VC.

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Doedeeeeeeee

Mike
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Mike

WHEN YOU PUT THE VC ON DUSTY 10 MINS BEFORE THE GAME

Holty
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Holty

Nice. Dont have him. Was uncertain how he would back up this year. Think he has answered that.

MRmoMAN
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MRmoMAN

thinking i'm gonna be behind the ball game early with out dangerfield or martin… panicked traded danger during round 1. Is it worth trading merret up to him now? Or should i jump on martin next week before his price rises? IN A SERIOUS PREDICAMENT!!! PLEASE GIVE ME ANSWERS?!?!

Going for overall rank as well by the way.

Cheers the man with the MO

Holty
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Holty

Id hold for 1 more week. That way you will see how Merrett has recovered from the many hits in the head he had copped in the last 2 months. Also, you get to see how Dangers Hammy is and you can decide between Danger and Dusty. The way Dusty has started though, not sure if anyone would critisize you if you went Dusty.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Dusty will only increase by 10-20k MR

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Easy one, do you want the best player in the league in your side? Dangerfield welcome to my side, bye bye Zorko the once magnificent.

Danger, TMitch, Ablett, Fyfe, Parker, Cogs, Kelly, Holman.. I'm happy with the mids for now : )

BVB21
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BVB21

So I need to do two corrective trades next week.

Crouch and Lambert.

I have all the rookies except Garlett and English.

Is it worth letting them go or should I trade out a rookie on my bench

M – Barry or Banfield
F – Liam Ryan or Z.Giles-Langdon

Garlett thinking of letting go but English goes big again this week will regret it.

SC_Kev7
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SC_Kev7

Good job nailing the rookies, BVB. Crouch definitely needs to go as it will probably be a 3-4 week hammy.

Definitely look at English again, Garlett doesn't offer significant upside compared to the 4 bench rookies you mentioned. Wait and see on Lambert's breakeven, though it probably won't be pretty. Forwards were tough to pick so maybe it's worth jumping on Dev/Trac/Sicily while they're cheapish

Daniel
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Daniel

Crouch isn't a corrective, he's injured.

As for your rookies, you can't have them all so for me, it would take one of the rookies you have tanking (again) and the one you don't have lighting it up.

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Thoughts on Nanks little indiscretion ? I personally think there wasn't much in it ,but I'm biased as I have him in my team like many others,also happy with his 108

SC_Kev7
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SC_Kev7

He's just a big dopey ruck haha. Didn't look good but I saw it as more momentum carrying him into his back rather than Nank getting in a cheap shot

Holty
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Holty

Excited about O'Shea. Should be handy for the Blues.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Another expensive rookie, hope it works out for ya.

Holty
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Holty

Dont have him yet but what do you consider an expensive rookie?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Any rookie >$123K

Russty_
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Russty_

Not really a rookie though Stark, he's an experienced player.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

True Russty, true.. how about a reconditioned rookie?

Matt
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Matt

How the hell did Dustin Martin get 77 points in the second half on the back of 8 possessions and two goals and add on the he gave away at least one free kick ??????

Mike
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Mike

Dont care im taking his 160 as capt

Holty
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Holty

Lol.

JugHead
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JugHead

Yep, strange things happen. At 3/4 time I wondered how Laird could have 31 posessions for only 83 SC points.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Laird did butcher the pill a bit. Dusty hardly did anything in the second half and scored 77 is a joke

BlakeyP
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BlakeyP

Dusty had 25d, 7 tackles and 5 Goals. That is a pretty good game if you as me

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

same

INPieman
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INPieman

They may have mistaken him for Bont

Wedge
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Wedge

I thought he was over 100 at half time?

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Nah 90 odd

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Rioli was confirmed at half forward.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Surprised no mention of how good Rance went last night. The ball was down his way a lot so figures he would be involved in the play. He got spanked by Jenkins but still managed a respectful 99, has to be on the radar as a top defender again with that form. Can't remember what score he was at quarter time but it wasn't pretty.

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Gets a lot of points for punches. When you compare his game to Laird, Laird should of scored a lot higher in my opinion. Rance should score 0 for getting dominated by Jenkins.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Agree on Laird, his score should of been a lot more. I mentioned last night how close Murphy was to Laird at half time (6 points). Rance did take quite a few intercept marks but only laid 2 tackles and had 4 free kicks against so his score is impressive.

INPieman
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INPieman

Throws in turds. If you really want him pick him up when he's really cheap

Derek
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Derek

He was -2 at quarter time and about 11 at half time

JugHead
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JugHead

Yep. He is a roller coaster. And he will give you an opportunity to get him cheap.

Tooley
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Tooley

Billings or Cripps for the VC?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Billings avg. vs Norf only 80 odd with a high score of 110. Cripps not much better at 89 avg.

Derek
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Derek

North are going to be stuffed after last weeks trip to Cairns.

One of the Saints little guys are going to go huge.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I hope you're right Derek, Billings is in my side : )

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Jack Steven 160+

Derek
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Derek

you might be right Trev. I just know one of the Sainters will junk it up in the last quarter and go huge

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

I can't decide on the VC between Jack Steven and Buddy Derek. Which do you reckon is more likely to go 150+? Will Buddy turn it on for Sydney or will the Hoff smother him?

Derek
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Derek

Buddy does very well in a winning team.

I’m not tipping against the swans, but Port will be in the game got along time.

Derek
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Derek

Just looked up his home vs away stats.

Goals 3.9 home vs 2.1 away.

Frees Against 0.9 home vs 2.9 away.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

I'm not so sure about Port Derek, it's the SCG. I'll be watching this game should show whether Bonner is worth getting or will be mid-pack. If he goes well at the SCG against a fast and ferocious Swans foward pack he can go well anywhere

Derek
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Derek

At least you have Buddy

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Its a tough call. I have both Cripps and Billings. I am tempted to stick with Cripps as he is playing against the Suns and should get a huge amount of the pill, but what if Kruezer is a late out? That might change things. Still have Parker, and Fyfe who play later and are both solid VC options should Kruezer miss. The conundrum I have is who to run as captain on Monday? Danger or Titch? Titch might be the safer bet, just in case Danger's hammy flares and does a Matty Crouch mid game. Decisions decisions!!

Derek
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Derek

Robo is missing for Lions. He would have Tagged Oliver.

Will be either Gawn or Oliver for my C if Billings doesn’t kill it

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Oliver VC!

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Gawn is up against Stefan Martin though. That could impact his scoring a little and would put me off putting the C on him. Billings to Oliver does look solid.

Daniel
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Daniel

I've gone Oliver, hopefully he can still score well with Gawn having a tougher opponent.

hedski
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hedski

Billings vc into Danger, or if I'm feeling adventurous Billings into Tobias.

Grant The Ant
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Grant The Ant

Would love some feedback for this week:
DEF: Laird, Ryan, Bonner, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keefe, Naughton)
MID: Dusty, Fyfe, Parker, Treloar, Whitfield, Libba, Fiorini, Kelly (Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman)
R: Ryder, Gawn (English)
FWD: Buddy, Cameron, Lambert, Sicily, J.Thomas, Fritsch (Harlett, Giles-Langdon)

Obviously need to offload Ryder and Libba. My trades are:

Ryder > Nic Nat
Libba > Cogs

Any other trades people can suggest?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Ant those trades are good although there's a concern on NicNat's TOG%. I don't mind the choice but others will probably call you on that one. Cogs is an excellent swap for Libba.

Finnius
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Finnius

Ryder to Nic Nat will bank you enough cash to go Libba to Cripps -> I'd be doing that.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Doedee on field both weeks for an 86 and 115. He is averaging 100.5 if you dont mind. I am going to look forward to his BE this week. Murphy on the bench but who cares! Both are going to make some huge cash in coming weeks. Last year it was Andy Otten, and this year it looks like DOEDEEEE! Gotta love those Crows back line rooks.

INPieman
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INPieman

Won't take Crows fans long to forget about Lever the way hes going

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

So true! And got to love his name Dude Eh

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Who is Lever?!

Derek
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Derek

Talia was a bit injured and Doedee was everywhere in the second half. Was on 47 at half time and I was thinking i’ll Take 80.

I went safety and had E on Murphy. Depends if O’Conner plays or not if I can take his 80. He did good with only 10 touches. His 2 goals should get him a game next week.

Russty_
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Russty_

The Dude is the man!..might get the rising star this week too 🙂

JEL
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JEL

I'll wait and see how Naughton goes this week, but Naughton -> Murphy is on the cards before the price rise.
Already have the Dude on field.

Derek
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Derek

Good idea to wait. Murphy might be lucky to get a game next week.

CheekyNandos7
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CheekyNandos7

Will Barry be playing this week?

JugHead
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JugHead

Mulling over 2 corrective trades for next week…
Rayner down to Garlett.
LDU up to Cogs.
Thoughts………?
Also, now with 2 sub 50 scores from Fogarty (Adel), is he a hold or a cull?

Cyriledagain
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Cyriledagain

Appreciate some thoughts with my team.
Assuming Crouch misses several weeks do I trade him and to whom considering byes?
I'm sure Kreuzer will be a late withdrawal, cant see them risking him so early in the season. Do I hold or trade? Nic Nat obvious choice because of byes but he is a risk with the injuries.
Am considering Fogarty (cats) and Bonner as corrections but Crouch and Kreuzer take precedence.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Murphy, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keefe, Naughton)
MID: TMitch, Fyfe, Cripps, Kelly, Crouch, ,Coniglio, Kelly, Brayshaw (Barry, Banfield, Holman)
R: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Petracca, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

Derek
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Derek

The good thing is that Carlton play before both WCE and dogs. If Kruzer misses you will need to trade Olango to English to avoid donut.

Wait for news on Crouch. If more than 2 weeks you might need to trade him. After next week, the Crows have 4 out of 5 games at Adelaide Oval, it would be good to have him for them.

If you had to trade, Crouch to Parker looks good, same bye round

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I'm looking at trading Crouch to either Dusty or Danger next week.

Derek
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Derek

just Read that Kruzer is in “Some doubt” to play. They will wait until the last minute to decide

I thought it was a hammy problem, but I read it is his groin

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Not sure he gets up. Suns at home they played in those conditions in Cairns.

Browncow
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Browncow

Think you might be right. Hope he doesn’t play. Rather miss him for one than five weeks if he reinjures

Wedge
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Wedge

Merrett and zorko last week. M crouch last night. Sc counsellors should exist.

INPieman
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INPieman

Jeez Wedge that's a rough start. The Dees have brought Bugg in. I'd be nervous he might be heading for Zorko. If Zorko gets tagged again this week & drops another turd I'd get rid of him whilst he's still at full currency

Wedge
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Wedge

Yeah sure thing. Stupidly didn't start with titch. At least I've got plenty of bank. Without rockliff, zorko might struggle with more attention. Two trades of zorko and crouch to danger and titch next week on the cards.

INPieman
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INPieman

Grab Titch & Danger if you have the funds. You'll need them at some point. Might as well get it out of the way ASAP

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I mistakenly thought Zorko would take the work load and thrive without Rocky. I know it's only one week but what I saw with Ebert all over him was nothing short of turd city.

Other coaches would of seen that performance and now know what to do when they play the Lions. Also, Zorko's B/E is 268 atm and could get worse if someone like Bernie Vince goes to him tomorrow night. If he does reach top 8 mid standards during the season I'll reassess. This is basically why I dumped him for Danger.

Kyle
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Kyle

Last year zorko dominated without rocky in the side. I think rich going down has a bigger impact on zorko. Teams were more likely to tag rich over zorko last year.

Give the bloke a chance. Everyone throws up a turd or 2. Even danger did last year. Only man exempt from this seems to be titch who gets 30 touches every bloody week

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

And you're right, last year they did tag Rich more for whatever reason. I just reckon other coaches would of noticed what Ebert did to shut him down and will take that into account when assessing the Lions structure.

Danger is entitled to a turd once a year when you avg. 136 for the season.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Since kruezer could be a late out, is it worth being Tom English in at R3 just in case? Haven’t made a trade yet this week

INPieman
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INPieman

They play tomorrow. So wait for final team sheets. If he's a late out grab English

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Oh is it a rolling lockout again? Thought teams had to be finalised today

David C
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David C

It's always a rolling lockout.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

A bit of me hopes Barry doesnt get named.

hedski
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hedski

If he doesn't I can loop Garlett and Brayshaw.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

l can then loop Holman and Brayshaw. Gray back might see him miss.

BloodyFranklin
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BloodyFranklin

What's the difference between Jesus, and a picture of Jesus???

It only takes one nail to hang the picture.

SaintD
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SaintD

Are u Jewish?

BloodyFranklin
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BloodyFranklin

Nah bro.

Shalom 🙏

TBone
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TBone

Hey guys, tossing up on who to throw the VC on. C on Danger as a just in case. My options are Parker, Fyfe, Cogs or Gawn. Cheers 🙂

Multi_
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Multi_

Fyfe

Finnius
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Finnius

Gawn could go big.

Will
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Will

Kelly or Brayshaw on field?

INPieman
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INPieman

You must have missed the game last week. Here's what you need to know. Kelly is f*cki*g awesome

Will
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Will

Yeah didn't catch it, just wondering how Dangerfield will affect his scoring.

INPieman
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INPieman

I'm more worried about how Kelly will impact Danger's scores

Multi_
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Multi_

And Ablett

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I'm worried that Kelly won't get the same look in the mids with Danger back. Still can't complain about Kelly's start to the year and anything near last week is good.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Kelly is the better option Will. Brayshaw looked great in JLT but he was a bit lacking in the real hard stuff. Kelly is a grown man with 3 kids, footy is the only life that he has now. If Brayshaw gets sub-60 again this week I'm trading him to Garlett

Mark
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Mark

Trade kreuzer?

Finnius
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Finnius

He is currently meant to be playing… Hold. If no cover and playing for overall rank and he is a late out then think about trading, but that is the only scenario where you do this.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Carlton are stating that he's running without any problems but, he didn't join any training drills this week and he hasn't jumped or changed direction when running while he trained alone. To me that says he's stuffed for 6-weeks but wait and see I can be a drama queen

Finnius
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Finnius

If he is named one week after the incident he is running fine or close to fine – there is no way that they would risk him if potentially a 6 week injury.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

If he doesn't start Witts will have a day out. De Koning is an emergency, can't see him doing much against 206cm rubber man.

redherringfc
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redherringfc

Who’s your R3? If you have a playing R3 then hold.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

David Warner's horse Northern Fire at Gosford has been SCRATCHED

INPieman
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INPieman

I thought his horse was called givebancroftsandpaper

Multi_
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Multi_

Brilliant InPie

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

It shouldn't be a problem Neil, horses are pretty tough so Dave will get that scratch out with a bit of sandpaper then give it a nice paint job and enter it in a Maiden next week in another state.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Warner also SCRATCHED. He has 12 months to sandpaper his bats and play super coach. LOL

Claire
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Claire

Derek, Russty, Pieman or someone else who knows about the emergency loophole. I can now do the Captain’s loophole after messing up a couple of efforts last year, now I am trying to understand the emergency loophole. Assuming O’Conner doesn’t get a game, do I put him on the field and the E on Naughton. If Naughton is doing poorly in the first half I have time to swap O’Conner with Finlayson. My other defenders are Laird, McGovern, Bonner, Doedee and Murray. Murray I have faith in! But, who do I play on the field if O’Conner gets a game?… Read more »

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

If you want Naughtons score put your non-player(O'Connor atmo) on field
If you want to avoid Naughtons score have a player on field.
I'd be suprised if Naughton gets within 20 points of Finlayson's score though

INPieman
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INPieman

Loophole is deployed only if you have a non playing player. You will know if O'Conner is playing about 5pm today AEST. If you have the E on Naughton & say he's on 40 at HT & your happy with his game then leave O'Conner n the field (assuming he isn't playing). If Naughton is stinking it up then put Finlayson on the field. Same principal applies with the VC loophole. Say you have Darcy Cameron & Gawn. You might put your VC on Fyfe & he scores 140. You want to take his score. You then put Gawn on… Read more »

Claire
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Claire

Thank you so much boys especially you Pieman. So clear and I’m sure many other readers will benefit too.

hedski
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hedski

Finlayson plays first tho Claire so if O'Connor is out you need the E on Finlayson, Naughton doesn't play until Sunday. If O'Connor is named just play Finlayson on field is the safest bet.

INPieman
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INPieman

Great point Hedski.I didn't check the schedule

hedski
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hedski

I'm hoping one of my defs isn't a late out, have the E on Naughton and Murphys 80 just sitting there.

Derek
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Derek

I’m sure you will still take Murphy’s cash increase next week

hedski
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hedski

Damn straight I will Derek, glad he didn't drop another 30 points on us.

Claire
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Claire

Thank you

Derek
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Derek

The most important thing is to know the order of the games over the weekend Your example doesn’t work because GWS play first. I put my E on Murphy, played first and a chance he could spud. I’ll be waiting to see if O’Conner named as well. If he plays I have no loophole and no way for getting Murphy’s score. You will get used to it and realise when you have an opportunity or not. Most weeks you can’t. I jumped on O’Conner last week because of his DPP and can offer me loophole opportunities on two lines. I… Read more »

Claire
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Claire

Sorry. Repeated myself.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Billings, Fyfe or Kelly VC? Thinking Fyfe will bounce back against a bombers side who doesn’t tag

INPieman
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INPieman

Agreed Tommy. I couldn't find a suitable match up for Fyfe. Hope Woosha has the same problem

Finnius
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Finnius

Fyfe for me.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I have Fyfe VC, should go big.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

I am going Fyfe. He think he will put on a clinic at the new Optus stadium in front of that 60,000+ crowd.

Grasper
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Grasper

Holman or Brayshaw on field?

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Same, I've gone Holman but with no conviction, only based on last week scores

Grasper
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Grasper

Yeh, flip of the coin.Thank you so much boys especially you Pieman. So clear and I

INPieman
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INPieman

No worries. If Barry is out you can loophole Holman into Brayshaw

hedski
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hedski

Ha ha. Hmmmm.

Finnius
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Finnius

I have gone Holman

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Holman for me. If Barry does not play its a bonus. Holman loves his tackling. 13 tackles last week in the swamp. There are probably 40 SC points he scores just by his tackling. His DE was only 46% with 4 clangers. If he can tidy up his foot skills I only see more upside. Cheers

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

I think there is a good chance with Gray back Barry hopefully has a little rest

hedski
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hedski

Good for the loop Shake but I'd prefer he made cash.

Kyle
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Kyle

Chances of a danger v titch head to head on monday? Could bring in some monster scores like that freo cats game

Finnius
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Finnius

hope so. Danger has been given the armband this week so hopefully he goes huge (160+ huge so he can beat Dusty, who I have as VC but no way of taking it…).

Browncow
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Browncow

Which means you chose your rookies wisely. Will cash in later!

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

No chance. Danger would eat him. More likely Danger rotates mid-fwd, and TMitch gets a hard tag first half see how it goes.

MRmoMAN
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MRmoMAN

thinking i'm gonna be behind the ball game early with out dangerfield or martin… panicked traded danger during round 1. Is it worth trading merret up to him now? Or should i jump on martin next week before his price rises? IN A SERIOUS PREDICAMENT!!! PLEASE GIVE ME ANSWERS?!?!

INPieman
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INPieman

You need Danger Titch & Dusty sooner rather than later

MRmoMAN
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MRmoMAN

worth trading zerret to him?

redherringfc
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redherringfc

No.

redherringfc
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redherringfc

Zerrett will be top 10 mid come years end. If you trade him out, you’ll end up wanting to bring him back in anyway. Sit tight, wait until you can cash in some rookies and then bring them in, best value first.

Do not sideways trade your premiums.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

He only needs 8 mids. Why not sideways trade premiums, is that a rule?

Kyle
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Kyle

It has always been one of the top rules to follow. Why would you trade out a top 8 mid for another top 8 mid only to have to bring in the first one later on again? Its a waste of 3 trades (one sideways and 2 later on)

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

In Zerrett's case I would be on the doubter's side whether he can be uber premium (top 8). At this stage Zerret is a premium in my book so why not sideways trade to a premium you think will be uber? Simple really.

Here's a few names (in no particular order) he has to contend with to be uber: Danger, Dusty, TMitch, Fyfe, Selwood, Ablett, J Kelly, Parker, Sloane, Cripps, Oliver, McCrae, Shiel / Cogs

And I must of missed the pdf rule book release ; )

Alex
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Alex

Quit supercoach and proceed to ingest a considerable amount of bleach and then you, my friend, will feel pain no more.

MRmoMAN
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MRmoMAN

see who finishes higher and the end of the year topshot

TommyC99
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TommyC99

You should have started with at least 1 of them. In terms of sideways trading zerrett, if he has a poor game this week I would consider it

sc tragic
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sc tragic

So now are we now to think Carlton aren't all that good as they lost to Richmond , in conclusion Essendon are better than we thought because they ran over Adelaide. Confucious say.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Yeah doesn't seem to work like that, it's not the Cox Plate with Winx vs the rest.

Mr.Brightside
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Mr.Brightside

Caddy offered 1 week, Nank fined $1500

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Bit harsh on Caddy, he was clearly going for the ball with an open hand.

David C
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David C

Nah, he sat out the game concussed. That's automatically a week minimum.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Thank god for that as I brush the sweat of my forehead…… Had Nank been rubbed out for a week it would have made life very bloody hard. I probably would have been forced to trade in English for Olango to avoid a donut.

redherringfc
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redherringfc

What time do the sunday teams get finalised?

If Barry and WC Ryan get named I need to VC a player from the saints so i can loophole using Keeffe.

Further to that, is it worth putting the v on Billings, Armitage or Savage. The C is on Danger, so I won’t settle for sub 140 anyway.

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

I think its late Friday but in time to go to print for the papers for tomorrow, not 100% sure

hedski
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hedski

About 5 o'clock this arvo on the afl live app Blush.

hedski
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hedski

About 5 o'clock this arvo. I have vc'd Billings, I think he could go big.
Cripps could also be a vc option if you have him, would need to decide by the last qtr of the game tho, not much wriggle room before the Giants game.

josh
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josh

Conundrum – what would you do. I always play SC for overall rank, regardless of if I don't come first I prefer to have a good overall ranking than focus on winning league games week to week (although they sort of go hand in hand when you play for overall rank) This week I have Kreuzer in the ruck, and may not get up to play. I had dusty as VC, so have 160 points there and am going to loophole him with my only non-scoring player Darcy Cameron. Problem comes in that if Kreuzer doesn't play.. do you trade… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

If Kruger doesn’t play, he is your C loophole

Derek
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Derek

You might need to trade Cameron to English.

Have English on Bench with E and put the C on Kruzer

Johno
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Johno

News on Kreuz?

hpl1
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hpl1

What do people think of these moves?
Brodie (missed trading him out last week) -> J.Stephenson this round.
Next round thinking
Libba -> Cripps, Parker or Jack Steven
Lambert -> ?. Tossing up between Billings or going uber POD Curnow.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Lucky Nank got off. Was worried there.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

yeah great but nothing in it really.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey Shake, I thought he'd be ok, he went over the top of him trying to avoid big hurt, if he'd dug the knee into his back , he would've been in trouble bigtime.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Bloody relieved too Shake. You never know with that Match Review Panel. Had he missed for a week would you have copped a donut or traded in English to get his points and cash generation for the following week?

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Worked last night so only got to see the incident this morn. I thought it was touch and go there. Glad he only got away with a fine.

Mike
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Mike

Should I trade Naughton and LDU to Bonner and English via Garlett? I'm not sure whether it is worth the trade yet, if I do it this week I can be prepared to do any trades next week if I need to.

My team currently is (with 79.3k leftover):
DEF: Laird Hibberd Sicily Doedee Murray Finalyson (Naughton Murphy)
MID: Dusty Titch Fyfe Bont Parker Cripps Brayshaw Kelly (LDU Banfield Holman)
FWD: Heeney Billings Petracca Smith Garlett Giles-Langon (Ryan Fritsch)

Nath
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Nath

Every sensible head in this caper says hold your trades this week ( unless long term injury). So it’s up to you, but I know what I’m doing

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

I'm holding Naughton on the bench but can loop if needed ,but if he doesn't score well he will become Murphy next week

hedski
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hedski

Who are your rucks? If you have Kreuz I'd do the English trade if Kreuz is a late out.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Fyfe, Billings, or Cripps for VC? My heart says Fyfe, but my gut says Billings!

Dammit, I hate choosing VC's…..

Kyle
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Kyle

Iv thrown the vc onto cripps atm. Could still turn into neale or zorko tho. Im not sold on billings yet.

Russty_
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Russty_

Go Billings mate..you know you want to..and go the Sainters!

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

You sold me. Billings it is!! Lock him in Eddy!

INPieman
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INPieman

Fyfe has my vote

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I have the VC on Fyfe,but only because I don't have Dusty.

Boozer
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Boozer

Is there a gale blowing at Etihad? Shocking game.

MBontempelli
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MBontempelli

I don't think I've ever seen a lower score for 7kicks,2hb,2Mk,3clearances,1takl @ 66% only 28SC

gator59
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gator59

Own up if you have the VC on Billings…… Going total shite

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yeah I do

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Even worse I have Billings as my F1 instead of Buddy.Did have him at F2 but traded out Buddy for McLean just before the start of round one so I would have a bit of cash in the bank.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Yep.. Absolutely putrid start. Prick better clean up his act in the second half.

hedski
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hedski

Yeah I do.
Now to pick from Cripps, Kelly, Tobias, Gawn, Fyfe, Danger for the armband.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Was always gonna be Cripps as VC this week. Look what he did against the reining premiers. Time to tee off against the suns.
I have billings but dont think he is quite worthy of a VC badge yet.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Wanted to go Oliver into Fyfe but games to close together. So now will go Cripps into either Oliver Fyfe or maybe Gawn.

Finnius
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Finnius

hunter clarke any danger of touching the footy?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I wasn't sure if he was on the ground,was going to trade him after his 40 but decided to wait a week,he will be going out next week to whoever is on the bubble that I don't have.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi John, looks like he's not the young gun he was touted as pre-season, probably needs to go back to 2's for awhile.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

He was the last one I picked in the mids,mainly because I didn't know who else to get and at least he was named for round one.Been on the bench both times so no harm done.

gator59
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gator59

I warned all of you not to pick Saints players

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Most of the saints players are doing good though?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Webster is going alright,sitting on 70pts

gator59
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gator59

He won't do that every week JD

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I know but still a good score,I only have Billings and Clark,next week I will only have Billings.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

I have one. Looks like its one too many………..

hedski
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hedski

Dunno Gator, Savage 92 last week, 50 at half time. Have Billings too, he can still salvage a decent score if he PULLS HIS FINGER OUT.

gator59
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gator59

Not looking good Hedski

Claire
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Claire

I took your advice Gator.

gator59
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gator59

Well done Claire… Now you see what I mean with the Saints.. They may go big one week and they will go missing for a few.. Not good enough for SC

Russty_
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Russty_

You know it's a crap team for supercoach when the 3 highest scorers are Geary Carlisle and Webster…all defenders who didn't defend sh*t

gator59
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gator59

Yep that's righ trussty

Kyle
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Kyle

The roos goalkicking is bloody putrid 1.9

Kyle
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Kyle

Saints are no better

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Billings use of the footy is absolutely atrocious!! Get your act together. Fark me!

Russty_
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Russty_

Sorry about the advice mate, didn't expect him to lay a big turd like this, shocking game all round.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

No dramas at all Russty. He lifted a little during the end of that second quarter. He seems to be covering a lot of the ground, so with a bit of luck he may still get to 90 odd. Not enough to salvage the VC, but at least not a TURD.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

He should still get 80-90 odd, not a VC score but not the worst score ever.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hope so DM…jeez he's smelly at the moment.

gator59
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gator59

He may come out in 2nd half and go ape shit DM… wouldn't surprise me

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

Fat Jack Steven and Chubby McCartin are looking like potatoes. How does McCartin get a game? I've seen Dutch tourists on StK beach with more AFL talent than that massive spud

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

McCartin is turning into a real flop for their owners. He looks overweight and lethargic. I hope Higgo didnt get sucked in. Hehehe

PeterDutton
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PeterDutton

leave McCartin alone at least he's not a cry-baby Aussie cricketer. That entire team are as dodgy as politicians and softer than tissue paper.
The toughest Australian Cricketer of the past 5-years is that bit of sandpaper.
White South African Farmers is what Australian Football needs

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

Your comment is so bereft of signs of intelligence that I believe that you are Minister for 'Making Australia less gay and a bit more white' The Hon. Peter Dutton

Russty_
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Russty_

Well, they already had Bruce and Membrey down there so now they're officially the 3 blind Mice.

Tibor
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Tibor

See no footy , mark no footy, kick no footy

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Pick 2 pls
Holman, brayshaw, banfield, Dow

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Holman and Brayshaw are on the ground for me.

INPieman
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INPieman

2-10-22 each at HT. Good Friday just found a way to get even more boring

Tibor
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Tibor

Could all be a conspiracy to force them to open the pub pieman. The only way to make footy more boring would be to get Ross Lyon involved

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

So much of all the talk Saints will shit all over north. As North supporter we are crap as hell, but this game is boring to watch. Maybe because i don't have any North or Saints in my team.

gator59
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gator59

A very wise move scd

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

2 ten!!!!!
Kick a goal for fark [email protected]!!!

Kids need you.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hooray…

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

Is Jed Anderson wearing his hair like that for a bet or is it his way of saying "guess what boys I'm gender transitioning so that I can caption our womens team"

Russty_
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Russty_

Pretty shocking do !, maybe his Mum cuts his hair and always wanted a girl.

Ja191
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Ja191

who

Tibor
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Tibor

Plenty worse. Time for a change Dyson…

Russty_
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Russty_

Dyson 'Grizzly Adams' looks like a homeless ferrell

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

How did the Bulldogs get shafted on Good Friday over North Melbourne?

Multi_
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Multi_

It was North who lobbied the AFL for Good Friday for a long time.

Tibor
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Tibor

Should be Dogs v Kangas

hedski
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hedski

Great, now the saints look like knocking me out of my knock out footy tipping.
Feel like knocking some one out.

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

Knockout McCartin Hedski, I hear than you can do it to him via sms

hedski
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hedski

Ha ha. Nice.

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

If you asked me which team had played in a swimming pool in cairns 6 days ago i'd say StKilda, they look lethargic and awful.

Mr.Brightside
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Mr.Brightside

Ok, so the Billings VC didn’t work , who do we turn to Titch , Max ,J.Kelly,

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

I will probably just go for Titch who should get 110+. Dangerfield might be down a bit on output coming back from that hammy.

Ja191
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Ja191

I see dangerfield knocking out a 150-200 and everybody moving heaven and earth to get him back in

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

I have Danger. Just want to have one look at Danger before making him captain. Just going to be conservative and stick with Titch.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

What a disgraceful performance by the Saints. Unbelievable.

Russty_
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Russty_

You're not wrong..pathetic effort, bottom 4 at best this year I'm thinking.

Skinny McYhin
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Skinny McYhin

I think the french word for StKilda is LeCrap`

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

There goes my multi…
didnt even make it past the second leg

hedski
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hedski

At least u got that far….bloody tiges

Derek
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Derek

Didn’t see any of it. It sounded earful to watch.

Thought Saints would have won and won well.

Maverick_
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Maverick_

tomorrow’s papers will be all about saints bein horrible an that’s fair but north’s tackling & pressure were big factors to there mistakes and they ran hard for each other n pulled the saints pants down in the 2nd half. It was saints game to lose today and north Took it to them from the first bounce they deserve some credit I think.

gator59
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gator59

Yep agree with you Russty

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Yep, looks that way. They will be under the pump this week after that effort. Mark my words. I did not see that coming. We are lucky to get low 80's out of Billings in the end.

Russty_
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Russty_

I have him and Armitage, what do I do with him now?..he won't make any cash dishing up garbage scores like that.

hedski
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hedski

Armo to CEY Russty. No Crouching brothers for a month, could score well and make some nice kang. Might do that with Brayshaw if he doesn't perform this week.

Russty_
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Russty_

Cheers Hed, will consider that for sure.

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

On a more truly tragic event, am I the only one who noticed that Steve Smith was trying to make everybody feel sorry for him for being a cheat? Now the media is jumping in with supportive coverage. Great PR management strategy but FFS he's a cheat and it obviously wasn't the first time. Why else were there 30+ cameras on Bancroft if the opposition hadn't seen something previously and alerted them?

You're a weak canine smith

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Can cricket not creep into Supercoach? This is about the only place I don't see/hear about the cricket.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

And you are a piece of crap! He is not a cheat! Whole thing has been taken way over the top. And the fact that you bring that on here is ridiculous! This is supercoach not the news

Holty
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Holty

Well said. Long story short they all do it. If Smith stayed quiet Bancroft would of got a slap on the wrist by ICC. Now lets get back to the main business, my bloody putrid Supercoach Team. Its doing my head in.

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

I've not played cricket in every test nation and doubt that you have either so what you actually mean is EVERY AUSTRALIAN cricket team cheats. Unless you have video evidence that proves that other countries cheat at cricket as well. Idoubt that you'd so supportive of an Indian spinner roughing up the ball against Australia.
Our national teams defense to being caught cheating is that everybody else does it, pfft typical.

Oh well smith can always get a job with the bombers they love cheats who blame everybody else and make themselves out to be victims

Holty
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Holty

Wow. i never said what they did wasnt wrong. All i'm saying is the punishment is too severe based on what others have received as penalties. It is a common practice in the game and thats why the ICC dont penalise anyone harshly when they are caught. And yes all countries do it. And not exactly sure why you mentioned India but if my memory serves me correctly, Dravid who is a legend of the game was caught for ball tampering. Dravid was captain at the time and got a 1 match suspension. Warner and Smith have a year.

Tibor
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Tibor

We all move on and forgive far too quickly skinny. Look how fast we accepted drug cheats back into footy. Short memories

Big boy
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Big boy

Skinny, everyone has an opinion but yours is crap. I am not happy with what Warner instigated but they didn’t murder anyone. The penalty is way over the top especially when EVERY country has used means to reverse swing.

Skinny McThin
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Skinny McThin

I've not played cricket in every test nation and doubt that you have either so what you actually mean is EVERY AUSTRALIAN cricket team cheats. Unless you have video evidence that proves that other countries cheat at cricket. I doubt that you'd so supportive of an Indian spinner roughing up the ball against Australia.
Our national teams defense to being caught cheating is that everybody else does it, pfft typical.

Oh well smith can always get a job with the bombers they love cheats who blame everybody else

Buster
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Buster

Your name obviously describes yourself to a tee.
A weak, runt of an individual that has never amounted to anything particularly in sporting events.
You have a huge hang up.
Not an Essendon supporter but give them a break. They served their time.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Didn't realize that Oliver was a POD until i saw Derek's comment. Checked my team and I have 5 PODs, is that a bad thing?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Depends who they are and if they are performing.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Oliver, McLean, Curnow, Taylor and Rocky. Rocky might go if he has another poor score for Dusty will still have over $300K for Danger later on.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

I don't mind the first three,I have McLean,did have Oliver until there was doubt his fitness and had Curnow at F4 for a while but went with Smith in the end.

Derek
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Derek

I’m still amazed Oliver is in less than 5% of teams

I’ve got Oliver, Parker, Mills, Shaw and Lobb all under 8%.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Yeah! I was really surpised, i would've thought Oliver will have more owners than Kelly.

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

I think his injury in JLT scared people away, theres no doubt he's a gun though. He will probably come in for Matt Crouch for me next week.

David C
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David C

M Crouch will be a good POD in about 5 weeks after everyone trades him out.

Finnius
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Finnius

I have 4 – and I am pretty happy with that number as it should help me get up in a few league matches this year. Howe, Oliver, Kreuzer and Walters are all under 10% ownership, and I see them top 8 in their respective positions (Kreuz top 2).

Russty_
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Russty_

Tis a good thing sir…I notice, many many teams are very similar this year, gotta have some PODS to differentiate yourself from them.

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Hey Russty just put your team up against mine, you have 12 different players compared to mine.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey John, cripes that's a lot! lol, hope it works out for you/me/us haha

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Not going all that great at the moment Russty,with Crouch going down,Billings not turning up.Won't be getting near my score from the first round and that wasn't all that flash either compared to other scores.

BundyBear
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BundyBear

I just come here for the laughs. Seems everyone is an expert till their players stink it up. And then its someone elses fault. Anyway carry on. Keep me amused.

Russty_
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Russty_

I think everyone has a Team where their players stink it up at some point…unless you have the perfect team from round one?

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Yeah nah I’m scoring 2600 every week