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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE Round 9

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HELLO!

In an homage to the Panic Room of yesteryear, we thought we’d give good old Captain McCaptainface another run for its money for a little while. This won’t be here forever, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Anyway no-one’s here to read me being nostalgic, we’re here for bona-fide captaincy options, so bona-fide captaincy options is what you’ll get!

This week, popular loopholes Olango (WCE – Sunday arvo) and Lynch (Collingwood – Saturday night) give us a bit of time to play around with VC options.

ADELAIDE vs WESTERN BULLDOGS

Adelaide Oval, 7.20PM

Hey so you know Jack Macrae? He’s good at football. Like, very good at football. Like, you should have started him in round one like I told you to, but only one per cent of you did. Anyway. He’s good. He’s a VC option against an undermanned Adelaide midfield which is likely to be missing a Sloane, a Crouch or two and possibly another few first-choice midfielders, but considering the Crows have 47 midfielders on their list they’ll be right.

Macrae will cop attention, just like he did in the second half last week, so I wouldn’t be expecting him to hit the heights he has over the past three rounds. If you don’t have Macrae but have The Bont, he’s worth a punt. I don’t like how much time he’s spending forward but if he picks up two or three snags, diggidy damn he could push 130+.

Also – you know that Rory Laird bloke you’ve got at D1? Yeah. He’s had four scores of 120+ this season. Against the Dogs he could be in for another night of 40 disposals, in which case he’d go big. However, his history against the Dogs is poor, averaging less than 80 against them.

NORTH MELBOURNE vs GWS

Blundstone Arena, 1.45PM

Ben Jacobs have been a strangling glove on many a player this season. Chances are, with GWS still missing superstar Josh Kelly, he’ll go to Stephen Gonigliog (the G is silent) and give him a score in the middling 70s. Granted, he’s a chance to go to Shiel or (please no please no please no) Whitfield, but in any case I’d be steering clear of any GWS players in this game.

Even Rory Lobb, who’s been in decent form, or if Shaw or Finlayson pretend to play footy again or a  forward like Cameron or Greene but, just nah. It’s the vibe. It’s Mabo. It’s just not going to end well.

As for North – have you even got a North player? I mean really? Why? Why do you have a North player? Is it Todd Goldstein? Don’t captain Todd Goldstein. Don’t captain Ben Brown. Don’t… actually maybe VC Shaun Higgins? If you’re an absolute lunatic who’s mad as a cut snake? Yeah. Maybe. No. This game is garbage from Fantasy purposes. Next.

GOLD COAST SUNS vs PORT ADELAIDE

CHINA, 1.15PM (AEST)

They’re in China. Cool. Whatever. I mean if you want to showcase the game, let’s at least pick two sides that are half a chance to not be garbage. Port are not garbage. They’re pretty good at playing entertaining football, even if the worst of their support base is literally the absolute worst. Gold Coast? Who? Ugh. Anyway, onto Supercoach.

Do not captain a Gold Coast player. Do. Not. Do. It.

Robbie Gray could kick 16. Paddy Ryder could have a lot of hitouts. The Hoff could be YUUUUUUUGE in CHYNA. Rockliff could be kickstarted into gear like a lurching old mower. Even Riley Bonner could crack the ton here. Poke a stick at the Port side and stick a VC on one of them, but Robbie Gray’s got my vote. Only scored 76 in the last two games he’s played them, but I mean come on. It’s Gold Coast.

ESSENDON vs GEELONG

MCG, 4.25PM

THE DANGER ZONE. That’s what they’ll have to rename the MCG after Saturday when Danger tears a hapless Essendon limb from limb this week. We’re awful. Don’t touch Essendon players – they’ll blanket Zach Merrett with Cam Guthrie and you don’t have any other Essendon players to consider because Hurley is missing and you’re not an idiot who picked any other premos in red and black.

As for Geelong… boy oh boy, wowee. Danger has two 130+ scores at the ‘G this season, and I reckon he could be back. Currently my captain. Joel Selwood another excellent option here – we’ll send Dylan Clarke to the bottom of the pack this week and old Jelwood will sweep him aside. Either that or draw 12 high free kicks off the inexperienced youngster. Gary Ablett. God. Could clean up, especially playing forward without Michael Hurley lining up.

Also – Tim Kelly. If you haven’t got Danger, Selwood or Gaz – is it time to consider him for the VC? Probably not, but makes you think.

SYDNEY vs FREMANTLE

SCG, 7.25PM

#FyfeIsLyfe

I want that to be all I write here, but there are actually other options I need to write about which ruins the comedic impact of narrowing this high-stakes, complex game of football down to a hashtag. Lachlan Neale. Three-round average of 130. In sensational form. The last time he played Sydney in Sydney, he scored 44. Avoid.

Josh P. Kennedy. Scored 73 last week against the Hawks. That’s not a lot. Averages 116 against Freo. Worth a VC for mine but I wouldn’t be trusting him with the orange armband.

Sandi and Sinclair will negate each other, Heeney’s been out of touch in the past three rounds and Buddy’s still not back. Mundy doesn’t have the ceiling this year.

So in lieu of that, VC Ronke. Go on, do it. I dare you, I double dog dare you.

(Seriously don’t)

ST KILDA vs COLLINGWOOD

7.25PM, Etihad Stadium

Adam Treloar is the go-to man for 12,924 of you who have him. His lowest score since round two was last week, and it was 104. Scored 150ish against the Tigers. This is the man we all wanted him to be last season. Could get off the bloody chain against the Saints. Would be captaining him if I had him.

Pendlebury should be back but I wouldn’t captain him this season, the ceiling isn’t there. Grundy, howoever, does have the ceiling. No matter who the Saints throw at him – Hickey, Longer, that American bloke, Rowan “My Boat” Marshall – Grundy will have the answers. Five-round average of 125, and has only dropped below 110 once this season. Once. Lock.

From the Saints, I’m not even going to joke about captaining Jack Billings. However, I’m just going to leave this here…

I’ll be watching this game to see if Billings can show a spark. I don’t expect him to, mind you, but I’ll be watching. No-one else of note here for mine.

CARLTON vs MELBOURNE

MCG, 1.10PM

Fresh after cleaning up the blood on the hallowed turf from Essendon’s upcoming murder, Melbourne will probably take Carlton to the cleaners this weekend just to burst the bubble from their non-existent win over Essendon that didn’t happen last weekend.

You know how Carlton let key forwards kick bags on them? You know how some people picked Jesse Hogan? If you picked Jesse Hogan, he’s a sneaky POD option this week. Only averages 60 against Carlton, but his career average isn’t great regardless.

If you’re not feeling dicey, I’d probably avoid Gawn – if anyone’s going to stop him, or at least negate the bearded bastard, it’ll be KRUUUUUEEEZZ. Only scored 76 against him last season. Similarly, KRUUUUUEEEZZ is a pass because, well, it’s Max Gawn.

The middle is where the intriguing battle will play out, with Clayton Oliver and Paddy Cripps going head to head. Curnow will likely go to Cripps should he continue to not be suspended for touching an umpire (what the actual frick is going on here?) and Vince may go to Cripps, but either way both are contesed bulls and won’t care for no tag. Oliver averages 112 against the Blues but either way they should both go big in a contested game.

BRISBANE vs HAWTHORN

The GoGabbaGabba, 3.20PM

The Tom Mitchell show is a good one. If you’ve brought him in this week, go full ham and captain him. Macrae was let loose last week, and I reckon Titch will have the same thing happen here. Sicily another option, but the ball might not get down his end.

I reckon you’d be mad to pick Zorko here.

WEST COAST EAGLES vs RICHMOND

Optus Stadium, 4.40PM

Mouthwatering, top of the table clash. Yeo is a good choice, Dusty is not.

Dustin has been down in the dumps scoring-wise for the past month and I’d steer clear until his form improves. Yeo is a decent pick, but I reckon you can do better in earlier games. If you’ve got Gaff, maybe? I mean at a stretch? Cotch a decent option, but no-one’s got him.

Dont’ @ me about Shannon Hurn.

Righteo, community – who are you going with? Who have I missed?

 

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TommyC99

Which trade please guys?

1. Billings – Oliver/Crouch
2. Doedee – Simpson

Patch

#2 for mine, Tommy!

TOPHAWK1

Keep Billings now. Treat him like a rook until his form turns around. Option 2.

KSinny

Option 2 mate

NEIL demons delight

2 -100%

Nathan

Cam Guthrie is injured and hasn’t played since round two

Defying_Madness

People were saying Danger would go huge against the saints as well. Not sure if I would be chucking the VC on him. Menegola is one to think about for VC as well.

Grundy into Titch for me

TOPHAWK1

Dangerfield into Oliver for me. Pretty safe combo.

CalebCripps922

Danger has to start going big soon

theRealPod

VC Danger won't need the C

Redpill5

Patch, as a Carlton supporter, I really hope curnow doesn’t tag cripps. The last thing the blues need is one of their own stopping our best player. Still, stranger this have happened. It might be a good strategy that will lull the dees into a false sense of security. We are willing to try anything to get a win this week against a team that had 41 scoring shots last week.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Might have to tag him from the stands

Redpill5

The blues spent $400k trying to get diesel off his 9 week ban in 97. Given the importance of the blues brothers to any chance of a win and the cost of inflation we may need to throw next years salary cap at the afl appeals mob.

SC_Sixty6

Laurel into Yanny for me!!!!

Cpt

Your an angry man 666

Sc_Wow

Yanny or Laurel?

hedski

OK, so to end the argument, thru the phone speakers I hear "Yanny", whack the earbuds in and I hear " Laurel".
Now, when I synched 2 phones and had one earbud in and the other one free I hear "BILLINGS IS SHIT TRADE THAT MO FO"

redherringfc

It took me a few listens, but I thought it was “Billings to crack 100 this week.”

hedski

He will if I punt him, 47 if I hold him red.

Redpill5

*things have

MEK

DEF: Laird Hibberd Hurley Doedee Murray Naughton (Coffield Murphy)

MID: Danger Titch Fyfe J Kelly Heeney Zorko T.Kelly (Higgins Spargo Barry)

RUCK: Gawn Nicnat (Organo)

FWD: Mundy D Smith Billings Ronke Fritsch Henry (Giles Langdon, Guelfi)
450k in Bank what should i do Naughton to who and might get doedee out as well what two defs in tho

dontblushbaby

Nank in doubt , he had a wrist injury during the last game and did well to play the game out

Crowboy94

If he doesn't play he is a big sook!

NEIL demons delight

wouldn't happen to JIM STYNES

Russty_

Might be time to do what I was planning to do a bit later in the season anyway..upgrade Nank.

NEIL demons delight

grundy?

Russty_

Yeah mate…may as well I reckon. Finlayson can wait if nank's not getting up.

Shake_n_Bake_

Nank will become Kruez if he doesn’t get up.

NEIL demons delight

me too

Russty_

Kreuz is a beast, but it worries me that he was playing all those weeks with an injury, and it subsequently affected his scores bigtime, Grundy is a much safer option, is younger and is on fire.
Worth the extra moola I reckon.

Da_Boysh

I need a reason to not get Kreuz… I know I am going to trade Nank to Kruez but I also know I am going to ruin my season by doing it.

Sc_Wow

He already hurt his groin this year. I stated with him and feel so much better after ditching him

Da_Boysh

I think this is just the incentive I needed to go Grundy.
Do you have the nank and if you do what are your plans?

Sc_Wow

Nope I teased kruse to Martin. Unless you have a R3 I’d be getting Grundy

Bing bang

What about croucha Friday night at home?

Nifty

Crouch under injury cloud..

hedski

Danger into Gawn/Titch/Billings….won't matter Danger will tear the bombers a new improved one.

iLoveNMFC

Trade Doedee?.. Finlayson?… Doedee?… Finlayson?… Doedee?… Finlayson?… Ahhhhh…..

KSinny

Doodoo

BadgerHoney7

Same, for me its Doodoo (how he has developed that name I do not know, has been solid this year)

TommyC99

What should we do with English? Trade him to Crossley or hold him and hope he gets a game through the byes?

THE SALTSHAKER

yes

TommyC99

Mate, I gave 2 options, “yes” isn’t exactly a feasible response

DavidC

There are too many mediocre ruck options at the Bulldogs. English was given a fair go, I don't think he'll come back in for awhile. There's Roughead and Trengove to come back in and Boyd is rucking at the moment. Schache might get a run soon as well. I traded him this week as a cash grab and will hope Cross plays during the buys … unlikely though.

TOPHAWK1

Never go early on Cumming. That is a bad idea. Just ask coaches who have Paul Seedsman……..

TRIGGA_HAPPY

You're a shocker hawk 🙉

TOPHAWK1

I know….Just being cocky.lol

Russty_

I see what you did there! 😉

Redpill5

Cumming early? Just like Seedsman!!! I think there’s a pill for that…

Cpt

Doesn’t happen to Goldsack or Sidebottom

Russty_

Reminds me of the old time Touring Car driver..Dick Johnson 🙂

TOPHAWK1

Dick Johnson……He still is a Dick and hopefully he still can do a run on the "john" son. LOL

NEIL demons delight

Hi toppa are you trading in a prem like you said or just culling cows. Nank creates problems

Russty_

Hey Neil, if you look at Nank's 2017 scores, he actually started declining after round 8..after a strong start, some poxy scores thrown in there too, I won't mind punting him this week to Grundy.
Gawn and Grundy..1 and 2 Rucks.

TOPHAWK1

Sorry about the dark humour. LOL The Nank is a concern. Wrist injury? He was supposed to be a late out last week too. And he produced a handy 111. The fact that Nank plays on Sunday in Perth is interesting. If he does not get on that flight on Thursday/Friday he ain't playing.

NEIL demons delight

Looks like GRUNDY or KRUZE or maybe Crossley

Russty_

Wonder how Nank got his wrist injury Hawker..was it from Nanking on his dick johnson too hard?…lol

Russty_

Too many dick jokes for Kingwinter…pretty serious name, must've been disgusted with all our juvenile humour…lol
I take delight in acting like a juvenile…even though I'm not 🙂

Noah

Is billings to phillps and doedee to yeo a good trade? Still have finlayson and naughton on field in defence, and frustch and henry if fwd.

Any suggestions?

Russty_

Naughton's out for 2 to 3 weeks, Doedee to Yeo's a good trade, maybe best to wait another week on Philips.

Noah

If not Phillips who to?

Russty_

If you can afford to do just the one, you could just hold Billings this week. Do you have cover for naughton in your back line?

Noah

Yes i have keefe as cover.

Noah

and i cant afford yeo by himself.

Russty_

Fair enough mate, not sure how many trades you have left but I'd probably hold fire this week, Yeo won't go up in price much, maybe a little if he has a big game, and it'd give you another look at Phillips this week.
Doedee will probably lose a little bit of cash but also not too much.

Noah

Sounds like a good idea, thanks mate.

Russty_

No worries mate, good luck..although Phillips looks like a young Nick Riewoldt, he could drop a spud score this week and you could regret going a week too early, if he gets a 65+ this week he's definitely worth grabbing on the bubble next week.

Dojo_Warrior

Anyone else tempted by a Nic Nat C? Has had the week off, and should be getting more minutes this week. Nank rumoured to be out injured (didn’t train today), which is sucking me in!

DavidC

Soldo has been doing quite well in the magoos. He's probably a better matchup than Nank against Nic Nat, I think Nic would have jumped all over Nank.

Scoops_McYoung

Who are we thinking? Menegola, Lambert or Darling (sneaky POD)?

Already got Mclean, Walters (when he comes back), Dev Smith and Heeney. Will save last spot for RGRAY.

Russty_

Darling is having a breakout year and would be a great POD but…I reckon Menegola is probably still better.

NEIL demons delight

Might go early on Clarke next week Beautiful long kick Pity the Saints didn't pick him then they would teach him how not to kick. Does any one know of a player today who is equally proficient on both legs I don't… GATOR and myself came up with 3 oldies BOBBY SKILTON -JIM STYNES and I think DAICOS good luck working out their preferred leg but none today —WHY? CHEERS-NDD

Russty_

Hey Neil, not from today but Sammy Mitchell was a great ambidextrous kick.

NEIL demons delight

forgot him was he a lefty?

Russty_

Can't remember but he was equally good on either leg.

Valens_FC

He was right footed but heard him say in interviews he felt he was more accurate on his left. Would sometimes take a set shot on his left. For the snooker fans, he was the Ronnie O’Sullivan of footy.

Zerowins

Jack Riewoldt is a great kick on his wrong side especially for a key forward

Rocket

Mitchel, Vossy, Acca, wern't to bad..

meph

Seem to remember Leon Cameron being fantastic either side.

Neil demons delight

ACCA FOR SURE GOOD PICK UP

Russty_

Acca…one of the first ever true flogs lol

hedski

Sidebum.

Rivo

Going Danger into Gawn / Titch.

Trades?

1. Naughton & Petrappa to Yeo & Phillips; or
2. Holman & Petrappa to McClean & Phillips?

Rivo

Any thoughts folks. It’s really about punting Petracca to Yeo or McClean???

Mick

Where are you weakest at the moment, def or fwd line, that should answer your questions. By season's end you'll need both Yeo and McLean.

Rivo

Thanks Mick. It’s a real flip of the coin.

I have the def/fwd swing for Sicily/Keefe which really helps..

D: Laird, Sicily, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Duman, Naughton)….

F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Higgins (Keefe, Henry)

Another option also is moving Holman & Doedee to Phillips & Yeo, keeping Petracca at F4. That keeps Naughton on the bench while waiting to see if Cumming is on the bubble.

Is this a better move?

What_Bear

Hi all,

Need some advice on my team. not sure what upgrades to do. Got $344k in the bank

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (Coffield, Murphy)
Danger, Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly, Higgins (Holman, Spargo, Barry)
Gawn, Nankervis (olango)
Mclean, Sicily, Heeney, Billings, Fritsch, Ronke (Henry, Guefi)

Doedee and Finlayson out

1. Yeo and Simpson in ($4k left)
2. Yeo and Hogan in ($70k left) (sicily back)
3. Oliver and Lloyd in ($10k left) (some real fancy DPP stuff happening)

Thanks in advance for any help

Russty_

Nank could be out so you'd be copping a donut there, maybe Nank to Grundy or Kreuzer?
And maybe Doedee to Yeo.
Nank to Grundy leaves you $44500 or if you go Nank to Kreuzer, leaves you $182900
Nice work picking up Ronke before his big price rise.

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty, I'm going to have to take the donut if Nank is out, I have other issues, like Hurley, Naughton, Pendles, just to name a few.

Russty_

Hi John, you've had a shit of a year so far mate!…Pendles should be back this week, Hurley I'd trade out, minimum 2 weeks, could be more…Naughton I'd leave on the bench for later season backup or even starting.

JohnDJ59

Hi Russty, my team looked better in round one, seem to be spending most of my time just trying to fix my team up from one disaster to another, used up eight trades just on injuries (3),spud so called premos (3) and non playing rookies (2) and that's before this weekend. I can't think of one round where I did just what I wanted/planned to. I should rename my team six months in a leaky boat. You are up against me this week in Magnificent 7, the weight on my team holding all you guys up from the bottom is getting a bit much, hope to do better in the coming weeks.

Russty_

Don't worry about League ranking John…doesn't mean crap to me…just hope you can end up enjoying your season, as challenging as it has been, I've got to admit, I've been pretty lucky this year with injuries, really lucky actually, and that's quite a big part of it all..the luck thing.
You're only 630 odd points behind me, that can be made up in 2 or 3 weeks.
Stick fat mate….it'll get better.

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty, thanks for the support, just pis#ed off that I can't seem to get ahead as far as improving my team goes, always some roadblock in the way, will just have to keep trying to fill in the holes and hope things improve in the end.

Sc_Wow

You think Hurley is a trade? It’s a tough one

JohnDJ59

I'm keeping Hurley, on the bench till he comes back. Naughton will be traded out for Yeo/Danger

Sandyf62

I just went Naughton > Yeo

What_Bear

Thanks for the advice. Best part of Ronke was loopholing him onto the field :). Had enough bad luck this year, about time I had some good fortune

JohnDJ59

Hi Bear, I am keeping Doedee and Finlayson for now as I have other worries, but if that is your plan then I don't think you can go wrong with Yeo and Simpson coming in as they should both be top eight defenders.

What_Bear

Ta. Time to trust my gut

John

Which forward is best to get this week out of Robinson, Gray, Lambert, Darling, Menegola or Mundy?

Russty_

I'd go Menegola or Darling if I was shopping for a forward this week.

NEIL demons delight

GRAY or LAMBERT no contest

THE SALTSHAKER

Lobb

THE SALTSHAKER

Gray wait for byes will be fwd more now Rocky + SPP are back, and kicked 5 in a qtr, expect Rollercoaster. Robinson showed last week not sc relevent unless cheap, Zorko to steal some pts back here out. Menegola will lose now GAJ back, need more info before jumping on. Could still be relevent so leave till last upgrade. Lambert too inconsistent same as Menegola. Darling i dont trust. Munday looks good for 90+ started well, but rnd 14bye so get him after that. Leaving Lobb, 2 x big games to end year, first game 100+, 2nd game poor vs Grundy, then inj was 4th in hit outs to adv for week last week tapping to strong mid scored 107. Looks to be building back into it.

Valens_FC

Menegola because cscott appears to have settled on GAJ as a forward. GAJ had only one CBA on the weekend. Could have been caution post injury but the team looks better balanced this way so reasons to be optimistic about Sam playing mostly midfield.

The Ranger

Nobody knows John. The fwd line is hard to pick this year, as evidenced by the below answers.
Gray prob has the ceiling but Mundy is likely to be the most consistent IMO.

NEIL demons delight

I think 2 still leaves your forward line weak as does 1 so it's 3 for me/ move HIGGINS forward later and dump Henry or goofy cheers

Fisherdann

With Hurley now injured. Was planning getting Yeo but with Simpson and Sicily also having the Rd 12 bye am I better off waiting?
Maybe get Lloyd or Webster?
Or will the benefit of Yeo's points outweigh any bye concerns?

Russty_

Is the round 12 bye really an issue for you?…most guys have an excess of players in that round. Round 14 is the main problem for most peeps

Fisherdann

As it stands in round 12 I have 16 playing, rounds 13 and 14 I have 14.
Fair point.

Russty_

Shit man, that's rough, you might need to trade your ass off so you don't have 3 bad bye rounds, gotta try to plan ahead for these things…I've got 22 in round 12,… 17 in round 13…. and 16 possibly 17 in round 14.

Redpill5

I’ve got 20, 19, 19 in the byes respectively. At the moment at least.

Daniel

Doedee to Keefe is locked in for me, to have a swingset with sicily, however for my other trade who should i get rid of for simpson this week out of Billings, Murray and Petracca?

Russty_

Flip a coin, Billings and Petracca both qualify for the biggest loser…maybe factor in your byes as a decision maker.

THE SALTSHAKER

Okeefe wont get much chop. Billings higher ceiling potential but rnd 14bye. Petracca floating, with Viney back soon. Some midtime to Brayshaw, Hogan playing up the ground, Petracca seems to be in no mans land. Upgrade first 2. Sideways Pet to Lobb.

THE SALTSHAKER

A few returning to side, Lobb last week will inc his workload. Patton, Lids, Kelly, Greene should be next 2-3 weeks. Lobb up to matchfit in that time could be out in a couple.

Sc_Wow

Surely Keefe will be dropped soon

ronkeydonkey

I think Ronke is 95% certain to lay over 12 tackles this week based on natural progression, and score at least 9 goals, the smart VC for Gawn.

BingoBangoJingoJango

Finlayson and Doedee to Simpson and Webster or Lloyd and Yeo?

Simo036

Tom McDonald & LLoyd and bank some cash

The Ranger

Thanks Patch.
Macrae into Danger or Gawn for me this week.

MEK

DEF: Laird Hibberd Hurley Doedee Murray Naughton (Coffield Murphy)

MID: Danger Titch Fyfe J Kelly Heeney Zorko T.Kelly (Higgins Spargo Barry)

RUCK: Gawn Nicnat (Organo)

FWD: Mundy D Smith Billings Ronke Fritsch Henry (Giles Langdon, Guelfi)
450k in Bank what should i do Naughton to who and might get doedee out as well what two defs in tho

Neil demons delight

You are probably in trouble this week MEK Hurley naughton out and maybe murphy a non starter Get rid of naughton to KEEFE is your best bet NDD

seen_burns

If you trade naught and doe, it'll be a double upgrade. So best options would be Simpson, Yeo, and Sicily. Choose the two you prefer can't go wrong.

Redpill5

I reckon doedee and Murray could gonok this week. Adelaide at home against the bulldogs and the pies v the saints. Billings is terrible. I’ve watched a few of his games and the saints almost avoid passing to him. He’s also hand balling a lot because he’s lost confidence in his kicking. I’d would cut your losses and downgrade him ASAP. I turfed him for spargo on the bubble, but you have limited options this week ie keefe but I don’t rate him. Holman has an ok be and the bye next week so I’d hold. ive gone early on Phillips in the mid and upgraded ‘nought’on to Webster but you could go yeo

BlueBaggerJosh

Deledio out another 1-2 weeks. Will have to field Fritsch again for the 3rd week which isnt the worst thing. Have bigger issues

Sc_Wow

Lesson learnt? Don’t bring in fragile guys

BlueBaggerJosh

Yep, needed to take the risk though, will probably just ride his increase to around 500-510k and bring in Gray with one trade easily. Will then have Heeney, McLean and Gray which was my main goal. Also wanted Yeo but don't think I can afford it unless I trade Hibberd, might settle for Walters via Sicily swing, 100 average without that 17.

JohnDJ59

Fritsch has been going alright for a rookie.90, 65, 98 in his last three games.

AB13

Z.Merrett to Danger or Fyfe

I'm thinking Danger v Essendon plus it leaves me more money to go Coniglio to Fyfe next week, I'm a little hesitant to bring him in v Sydney and my mids will be done next week if I can work that. Leaving me with Macrae, Mitchell, Dusty, Oliver, Merrett – Danger, Coniglio – Fyfe, McLean and Kelly.

If that Ed Phiilips plays well this week I can swing McLean forward, Petracca to the mids and downgrade him next week whilst still getting in Fyfe and having money for defensive upgrades next week.

Ricardo

Gawn is a perma C. Can't tag a ruckman

Ahmad rubas

If anyone is stopping him it's kruezer

r_calve

tomlinson tagged Stefan Martin 2 weeks ago

Simon

Which trade(s)?
1. Toby green out for Toby McLean
2. Toby green out for hogan, banfield out for Rockliff
3. Banfield our for Phillips(saints), doedee to darling/Robinson

Redpill5

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DavidSA

Think Danger is a solid VC this week Essendon look tired, Merrett is having a shocker year, Hurley out this week and they will have too many undercooked rookies on a wide oval.

Sc_Wow

In other words, danger is a solid vc option because Essendon are shit

DavidSA

😶 shhh

r_calve

Menegola, McDonald, Webster or Mundy?

who to trade in?

theRealPod

Menegola, forget the others.

neil Demons Delight

After next week I will only have FISHER and COLE left to upgrade .Fisher and Higgins will become GRAY leaving COLE and 8 dud bench players. MIRRA KEEFE BARRY CLARKE PHILLIPS CROSSLEY SPARGO AND THE HIGGINS REPLACEMENT. Therefore how do I get COLE to a simmo VERY DIFFICULT. and that's where ppl will suffer bringing in Macrae and any other 600+ prem. If I cant do it trading responsibly then how can anyone get there. They have to accept a near premium like zorko rocky or fisher. gonna be hard. My only hope is Crossley to kick ass and become OLANGO wishful thinking but better to have COLE than Menapoo or Pickett like last year CHEERS NDD

DavidSA

i have 3 rooks left to go Murray, Kelly, Fritsch on field as it stands now. I would like to hold Higgins and Spargo for the swing bench cover would think 1 of the 2 will play more games. Murray and Fritsch will be my first 2 to get cut off when the time is right then will cut off Kelly before his bye, he way too valuable for round 12 and 13

Neil demons delight

Fritsch is the interesting one David With his role change he has overtaken Higgins and could well be the second last culling

Derek

What is your team value Neil?

Neil demons delight

Anticipate around 12.5 lower than the usual 14 as at least 5 are sub 500 but must be counted as keepers even though cheap Hogan Hibberd Shaw and Walters and Kelly are all in that gray zone at the backend of their lines. I would love to have all the very top but even with these its difficult. How are you going Derek I may even stop with 2 short until a Simmo type drops to sub 500 .Franklin will drop significantly they will appear and the 14 mill mark will be unachievable your thoughts

Derek

i'm really struggling to make cash this year, especially as most of my starting Mid-pricers have failed me yet again.

Lycett has been my only Mid-pricer to shine this year. I don't know why i do it.

i was going to get Simmo next upgrade. i can go this week, but i seriously am starting to count my pennies and might look at getting him after his bye now.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

All different strategies mate.
Looks like you have gone pretty hard as u have most of the new rookies so will have to wait another 5 weeks or so for the new rooks to fatten.
I am a couple of rooks behind you as still have holman and henry but they r fat now so should be a 1 up one down next couple of weeks bringing in premos according to bye structure and/or value.
Different strokes. Different strategy
Gotta luv it!

Neil demons delight

gone super hard mate but who knows what will happen this week and next to mess things up . I didn't want to go hard but injuries and BILLINGS forced my hand . I n the end I will once again run out of trades Last year I ran out early but had a great squad with 14 DPP's but still had Pickett and Poo onfield Like you say different strategies and I am probably wrong having fun though but geez it would be good to make the HAPPY final CHEERS Trigg NDD

Shake_n_Bake_

M Crouch doubtful this weekend.

DavidSA

Stay away from Crow players!
Laird is the only one you need trust me!

Crowboy94

If he is out I officially give up this year….

DavidSA

Bloody GWS and Crows should imalgimate lol
Been a train wreck, Richmond walking to a Top 2 finish

Crowboy94

Whoever is responsible for the fitness programs etc at the crowd should be sacked…

Beezneez

Hoping he's not.

Ahmad rubas

Lachie murphy should surely be back next week

Beezneez

Could be but Riley Knight in front of him imo. Plus Milera should be back soon.

Derek

Knight has been ruled out.

Also Crouch is in doubt.

Beezneez

Thanks Derek. Had posted the same but must have forgotten to press submit comment. Taylor Walker also out and Luke Brown sore and in doubt. Unbelievable.

JugHead

Gotta be the make or break week for Murphy. If he cant break into the team with all the crows injury problems at the moment, he aint coming back.

BVB21

Agree

Derek

ive had O'Conner since the start. hasn't been sighted off nobbys

Russty_

Same here Derek, handy for the swing but useless for cash making.

Shake_n_Bake_

Tex ruled out also

SC_Sixty6

It feels so good having not started the 2 most overrated young players of the comp. Bilbo Baggins and Petracca!

Derek

Who is Bilbo? Bonnar.

BlueBoy

Billings

Derek

Bonnar was a bit of a waste as well

PizzaSafety

On what basis did you never rate Billings as a player? Last year he was 15th in the league for avg score involvements, 7th for avg goal assists and 1st of all general forwards for disposals. He is inaccurate but for the majority of last year he was incredibly damaging and the 2nd best true HFF in the league behind Toby Greene.

I understand Petracca who is a future gun but he doesn't have the tank so has basically always been a cameo player, but why Billings?

Some snippets of inconsistency waved some red flags that his floor was incredibly low but he has also shown so much potential and you surely had to rate him last year. I know he didn't have the body of work or the linear progression of a Heeney and was spoken about by some in the same category but I think it's a bit of an overstatement to say everyone overrated him. We saw potential in an empty forward line.

Russty_

I started with both!…haha straight onto the never again list now, Billings, Petracca, Bonner…all saints players.

Simon

Does it matter if I have banfield depreciating cash this week? If so I will trade him to either Rockliff or Phillips(even though it’s a week early for both)

SamuraiPizzaCat

Banfield is projected to lose 2.9k if he scores 57 which is about his average, so not a big deal if you hold him a week.

Da_Boysh

Interesting (potentially devastating) play here

Nank – hold, trade my R3 (Lavender) to Crossley. Gives me good bye cover if he plays and ruck cover for any future problems. The risk of going Nank to Grundy is that when Grundy gets injured I am stuck again with a 0…

AND

Naughton to Phillips with DPP…

Is this terrible… or potentially an ok move

Davo

Trade Nank if not named, I am also considering Kreuzer though some risk there.

Davo

sorry replied was for Doc

JugHead

Similar reply to previous one above. What do you do next week when Crossley has his bye if Nank isnt back? Need to consider that possibility.

Guest

Gonigliog with the silent G. You are a funny man Patch

damage

hey lads, whats your team value, trades and bank looking like?

damage

mines 12.2m, 20 and 20k

Lazza

$12.1M, Team
$226K Bank
23 Trades

JohnDJ59

What's the big deal with team value, I only look at my trades and bank.

The Ranger

Hey John, it's a useful measure to try and gauge whether you're on track to get to full premo before or around the byes.
It usually takes a team value of at least 13mil to get to the full premo/keeper/whatever I'm settling for this year stage.

JohnDJ59

Thanks for that Ranger, I've never looked at it, or at least haven't taken any notice of it, wouldn't have a clue what I've ended up over the years, only know what my rank ended up at. My teams value is 12,178,700 and I'm not even close to getting to full premo, last year I got there in round 16 and I'm way behind where I was at this stage last year.

Derek

neil is waiting for me to crunch the numbers.

The Ranger

12.5mil
20 trades
10K

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Samee except $40k

GreendaleFC

12.4m value, 17 trades (after this week), 35k in the bank. Overall ranked about 8000th, It's been a slow start to the year but the team is coming together.

DavidSA

12,766,000 – $10,900 – 18 trades on field rooks Murray, Kelly and Fritsch

DavidSA

So far my 22 onfields are 510k avg

Derek

lookin good DSA

DavidSA

only thing is my rank is outside 10k now but hope I can make a huge charge in the 2nd half of the year and finish top 1k
Keeping my team under wraps "invisible force fields" or "that's an invicibilty cloak Harry"

Gav

Dumb question but where do you find team value or does the app not have that info

JohnDJ59

Right at the top of your team page.

Derek

have to be looking at getting to $14m to be close to full premium.

allow $2m for the bench, leave $12 for onfield players = $545k each

not much when you already have a few very expensive fellas in there.

Neil demons delight

I have 6 or7 600 + therefore to reach 550 another 6 have to be way below 500 .,Does it really matter mid year what their price is .I had a lot of faith in Oliver at 382k .Even some I mentioned before Derek such as Hogan can still be regarded as keepers but are sub 450 doesn't matter when your looking at F5/6 OR d 5/6 . Mids and rucks are different this year .They must be closer to 600 and KELLY barely scapes in same with NANK Those choosing the top of the dollar range such as Macrae are really foolish as their next choice will have to be inferior (motlops) Better to wait and get Simmo at sub 500 and crouch the same cheers NDD

KSinny

12.1m
19
$206k

INPieman

12.45 mil 22 trades & 40k in bank

Ahmad rubas

12M 10K 23 trades left

anthdepa

DEF (Laird, Savage, Hurn, Sciliy, Doedee, Naughton) – Coffield, Mirra

MID ( Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Macrae, Parker, Coniglio, J.Kelly, T.Kelly ) – Spargo, Barry, Brayshaw

RUCK (Gawn, Nank) – Cameron

FWD (Heeney, McLean, D.Smith, , Fritsch, Henry, Giles-Langdon) – Guelfi, Franklin

$38,100 in the bank.

Is it stupid that I’m considering double downgrading Kelly and Franklin when theres no rookies on the bubble? Getting sick of these two.

JohnDJ59

Why not upgrade one, downgrade the other.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Or don't downgrade at all, just straight trade to two other premiums that are actually playing

Mystic_Mac

Fyfe struggling with knee soreness.. Didn't train with the main group today. Pray

Ja191

Everyone has him

Derek

he said he is fine and will play

Mystic_Mac

False alarm then.

Derek

sounds like Walters will play this week

Derek

It will be nice to see Walters price drop before his bye.

Can't get him in as i have too many R14 byes already

he might even get under $400k

Mystic_Mac

Juicy

Neil demons delight

I kept him on the bench. He is good value but saved a trades by keeping him.

SC_Sixty6

Whisper is louder…..NANK OUT! Teams not far away.

Lazza

La la la la la .. nooooo

Rick Grimes

Seems to be there…

BadgerHoney7

Rice to make debut – another def rookie.

Derek

massive wraps on him a couple of years ago until he got glandular fever. A few years older and apparently a future star

Jack

If Fyfe doesn't get up this week it will be Wows first injury for 2018. I've been following his team closely all year hoping he keeps it up. Hopefully he doesn't fall many places if he misses.

Derek

Fyfe said he is fine.

Sc_Wow

Must be looking at the wrong team. I’ve copped plenty

Derek

big chance that Mirra will get a game this week. Poopy back as well.

Keenbutclueless

I hope you are right. Will mean I won’t need to trade Hurley out, and bring him back in later.

Defying_Madness

I am hearing there is a chance Mirra, Guelfi and Murphy play this week. Watch none of them get named, it would sum up my season

DavidC

Ed Curnow suspended, Charlie gets off.

Neil demons delight

Why one and not the other.Both seemed trivial luckily both not sc relevant.but good for the DEES

Russty_

It's all a bit farcical, Hawkins shouldn't have been suspended or either of the 2 Curnow brothers, Umpires are girl's blouses these days.

Holty01

Even as a Carlton supporter i was shocked Ed got off. Got his 1 week and fair enough with Hawkins suspension. Charlie seemed more trying to protect the umpires wellbeing by not allowing him too close to the push and shove.