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PODCAST: HOW DO WE BYES?

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AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH.

What the FLIPPING HECK was that? A round of Supercoach carnage unlike that which we’ve seen in a very, very long time.

Dusty, Coniglio, Laird, Fyfe, countless other blokes too numerous to mention. Sides were taking to the field with three, four – even more – donuts. Par was… what, 1600? 1550?

It was PUTRID.

However, let’s put it all behind us this week – Lekdog and Patch are joined by special guest and Jock Reynolds Perth correspondent DAMO for better special comments than anyone else in the AFL  bizness.

So what on the headphones, grab a tea or a coffee or a whatever and give it a whirl.

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Nick

10 Trades left, $285k in the bank, what trades should I be making this week?

Thinking Fritsch to Curnow/Gaff or should i wait a week and get Oliver or Kelly (via walters dpp)

TEAM ATM: (Players with * have bye this week)
DEF: Laird, Sicily, Simpson, Webster, Yeo, Lloyd (Keefe*, Heron)

MID: Fyfe, Titch, Danger, Martin, Coniglio*, Cripps, Walters, Holman (Spargo*, Ahern*, Phillips)

RUCK: Gawn*, Martin* (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Westoff, Franklin, D.Smith*, Fritsch* (T.Smith*, Langdon*)

Ahmad rubas

I'd wait the week and pick up Kelly or Oliver

JohnDJ59

Wait a week for Oliver.

HammerTime

get on gary kebablett

Rivo

Ridiculous round this weekend. Scraped through with 18 on field and a lousy 1613 (thanks Captain Gawn)!

13 trades & $1300. Trades this week:

Out: Hibberd, Fritsch & Henry
In: Simpson, Giro & Gray.

Team after planned trades….

D: Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Austin, Duman, (T-Mac*, Ridley);

M: Fyfe, Danger, Titch, Cripps, Cogs, Dusty, E. Philips, Giro, (Zerrett*, Walters, Ahern*);

R: Gawn*, Grundy* (Olango);

F: Heeney, Sicily, Gray, Lambert, Petracca*, J.Higgins, (D.Smith*, T.Smith*).

Trades pending selections of course!

The King

Anyway you can afford trading in McLean over Gray?

Rivo

Not quiet enough $ at this point. Nice idea though.

Sc_Wow

How many we got on feild this week people? Hoping for a better score?

Josh

I have 17 before trades, but the trades I would like to do don't put more players on the field. Loathe to get rid of Fritz or guelfi but may need to.

Lekdog

Currently have 19 if Laird and Fyfe play and no one gets dropped. Worst case I should be able to trade into a full side.

BadgerHoney7

19 players
18 next week

DavidSA

20 playing if Duman and Liard come back and Heron keeps his spot
17 premo
16 premo if Laird gets rested

Sam_01

Fielding 18, 19 If Crowden gets a gig he played well on the weekend will be in trouble if both dusty and Crowden don’t get a gig though can cover laird but will have donuts for
Walters Crowden? smith up forward
Gawn in ruck
Dusty? in the mids
Backline is fine

Ahmad rubas

17 hopefully before trades

TOPHAWK1

Will have 18 on field after using 2 trades. This is my toughest round. If Laird misses again and one of my playing rooks get the chop I have a problem. Despite Nankervis playing, he will get the chop for Kruezer. Has to happen this week. And the other sheet stain
Michael Hibberd is making way for Chad Wingard this week via Keefe DPP. Sicily moved down back. All the turds are now gone. Hibberd, Billings, Petracca, and Nankervis. Thank fark for that. 12 trades left 3 from full premo. Cheers

Patch

I had 18. *glares at Michael Walters*

SamuraiPizzaCat

17 on field before trades, would have had 18 if Walters wasn't out

Buccaneer

18 (14 premo) & Walters.

Cpt

Potentially 21Starters – (non starters)

B: Laird, Simpson, Savage, Yeo, Doedee, Austin (Keefe, Mihocek)

M: Dusty, Fyfe, Danger, Bont, Cripps, Tich, Hol-man, Phillips (Oliver, Spargo, Ahern) morning

R: Witts (Gawn, Olango)

F: Sicily, McLean, Heeney, Gray, Westhoff, Lambert (D. Smith, T. Smith)

Holman, Austin Suspect this week.

14 Trades Left

Help me

20 suiting up, 17 premo + lycett

BVB21

Hey Wow!

Need some advice.

I’m coming 43rd.

Have one premo to fill. (Maybe have to upgrade Rockliff as well)

I have a spot in defence. Options are Hurn, Ryan, Lloyd.

I could also swing McDonald into defence and get Heeney or Westhoff.

The advantages of Hurn and Westhoff are they have had their byes.

I think Heeney is the best choice but I have a bit of ground to catch up so I am thinking Hurn or Westhoff.

What do you think?

Sc_Wow

I like the look of hurn although heeney is killing it with buddy back, you have enough pods to close the gap. Well done on getting McDonald

BVB21

Thankyou! Appreciate it 😊

Rivo

19 after trades, provided Fyfe, Laird, Cogs all play and rooks play.

ROB14

Wines or Gibbs for m8? Not worried about Gibbs bye

Lekdog

Dont like either to be honest, Wines has a higher cieling and no bye though

The King

Neither, but Wines over Gibbs. Not ideal trading in a player who will miss next week. Better to trade in a player after their bye, not before.

BrownlowBoy

Can you get anyone else?

ROB14

I was planning on using 3 trades and picking up 3 players that are worth around 450,000….2 forwards and a mid to finish those positions off, could get a better mid if I grab someone like wingard or jjk but not sure on them both?

redherringfc

I’d be picking up jjk so I could get the best midfielder I can.

theRealPod

Wines plays well at home and is in a better team.

Redpill5

I don’t like either much but port has a good run over the next 4-5 weeks. Wines is more of a contested player than Gibbs too.

Craigo$$

Ablett

NoobQ

Is thee a way to easily see a ranking of players per round, eg highest to lowest scorer for Round 12 only?

Lekdog

If you sort by score it should work

KingWinter7

Wait 2 weeks on Buddy or get him this week? Only the break even of 50

Is it worth trading English to Olango for $185k?

What to do with Mirra will he ever get named again or is it time to be traded?

Lekdog

If im trading English to a 0 itd be a ruc/fwd just because you never know if that might help but yeah worth it, if Mirra isnt named you can pull the pin. Id prefer to wait on Buddy

BadgerHoney7

i think its worth going english to olango – or look at blokes at 102k who have the most sunday/late games this year.

The King

I would trade English down to get cash, currently injured and not a certainty to walk back in the team.

Chris

Jjk is very tempting!

joe

Scored 100+ in only 4 of his last 18 games … and turned in some clunkers in that time frame (29, 49, 56, 58, 59),

Sc_Wow

He’s got a 1 round average of 122 what a jet

pigjumpprusik

Trading him in this week to finish my forwards. Billings at F7 so hopefully one of them scores well and can use the emergency loophole

Redpill5

Ive got 16 before trades this week, 17 if Laird gets up. I’m going to bring in buddy this week. Can almost sideways trade fritsch into buddy, or may trade out smith if his calf is more than 2 weeks. Other trade is likely to be spargo or Stephenson for jjk.

Ja191

Who would everyone have as a keeper out of fritsch or doedee if trades become an issue? thinking doedee will be more consistent

Marcus

Fritsch for me, since his role change hasn't dropped below 85 for 5 weeks

Patch

Guts says Fritsch, head says Doedee.

I'd keep Doedee if I had to keep one of them

theRealPod

Doedee is a solid player, I'd prefer him of the two.

JohnDJ59

I'm going to have both, due to stuff all trades left, happy to have both on field.

Ja191

Cheers fellas <3 looking like dodoo is the go

James

This weeks trades
Cole>ahern via Sicily going to def
Petracca > jjk
Holman > gaff
Have 19 on field if dusty and laird play
Any other rooks I should consider rather than ahern?

The King

Ahern looks to be the best rookie available. Got the bye this week though so would be advisable to wait if possible.

SamuraiPizzaCat

One that I'm keeping an eye on is Liam Ryan. Some chance he could be back this week.

FearTheBeard

Walters or JJK to average more for the final part of the season?

Connor

Walters should but he also has 2 weeks off now (suspension then bye) and may miss more due to injury

Patch

Safe money would be on Walters, even with suspension, but I can see JJK making me regret that call very easily

Sam_01

Boys if you reach full premium with 5 trades in the bank is there any room for a luxury upgrades/trade will have the cash so will just have to blow one to fix it up, sick of dud savage stinking it up in my backline
Feel like this is a rhetorical question and I just have to hold the trades though haha

Keenbutclueless

Same question. 6 trades left with Hibberd. Have enough cash for Hurn. So tempting!

Sc_Wow

Get rid of hib

Sam_01

Would love to go savage to Harris Andrews or crisp as a pod, but there’s still a long way to go in the season could run myself into trouble…
Crisp and Harris Andrews both have a 5 round average of more than 20 points over savage!
And agree with wow hibberd is a stinker glad I flicked him when I did haha, just going to savage didn’t really fix the situation

Sc_Wow

Might as well trade a player you hate if he’s going poor no fun having a team you don’t like

redherringfc

Assuming you’re playing for leagues.

I’d only trade out Savage if you’re struggling to make the finals. If all is good come finals trade him then.

I’m going to hit full premo with 10 trades left and I’m holding Savage, for now.

Sam_01

Well i think I’m still playing for rank haha I dropped out of the top 1000 after sub par outings the previous two weeks of

redherringfc

Playing for rank, then go for it.

Blueth

Anyone gonna try their luck on some De Goey action post bye?
Midfield time?

Jack

is Jordan De Goey an option as a forward since he played midfield on the weekend

Blueth

no one else seems interested Jack, we'll just trade him in next week and reap the benefits

Jack

I like that

HeathLegend

Jack DELETE please lol

Jack

EXPLAIN HeathLegend?

Lekdog

Don't mind him as an option but my side has reached it's flog quota…will have a look post-bye

Angelo skoko

Will do 16 trades 507k in bank

ROB14

Anyone tempted by wingard or jjk?

Sam_01

Darling won’t be out forever and has taken the spotlight from jjk. Normally jj has his highs and lows and averages around that 95 mark he is well down on that at 75, could only see him being viable till darling returns as a stepping stone kind of trade, is handy bye coverage though aswell

Sam_01

Kennedy played a ripper last week with the 6 snags and still only managed 120! Don’t know how that worked out but just doesn’t seem to be getting the job done points wise
Port have to many players that can do the same role well so they think, boak, the grays, chad, rocky. Chad could find himself stuffed in the pocket next to Robbie gray when he finds form, tempting prospect while in the mids but not worth the risk

Sc_Wow

I’d take 120 any day of the week. The game was won so be chilled in the last quarter.

Sam_01

Would you pick up jjk for an f6 though? He generally averages out well and is up there by the end, doesn’t look like it this season though

Sc_Wow

Yeah I’ve got him. Like you said has enough big games to be up there in average

Crow94

You do realise he scored low because of injury not Darling right?

Sam_01

perhaps, can’t try deny that darling isn’t soaking up his points though, and for a bloke who has had a career high average of 97 and a rough average of 95
Soaking up that extra goal or so every game is not doing Kennedy any favours. Not saying Kennedy is a bad pick great value and good bye coverage I’m just saying I don’t expect him to storm home and there are probably better options, just my opinion though. Darling is no longer in Kennedy’s shadow and has seemed to take over the role as the go to guy

Patch

Please don't mention That Port Adelaide Forward without a trigger warning. Not in the slightest.

JJK intriguing though

Lekdog

Agree on both parts, I don't need an angry Patch on my hands

Wedge

Want to trade in Def/mid rookie to swing with Angus brayshaw. I want to make the trade this week so I can make a three premo trade next week. Options are Joel Smith or Tom Murphy.
Joel Smith better score/more dollars/one game
Tom Murphy cheaper/less points/played two games.
Anyone got any advice?

pigjumpprusik

Would wait a week for Tom Murphy to ensure he is named round 14, iffy job security.
Smith although expensive, looks to be the Lever replacement and should be ok

Wedge

Probably worth the extra money for more security. Actually thinking about it, Joel Smith playing for Melbourne is a good fit with brayshaw. Just nervous because I got Tim Smith and we know what happened there.

johnno2908

To Macrae or not to Macrae… BE of 219 so could lose anywhere from $30k-$50k this week.

pigjumpprusik

Way too expensive

johnno2908

It’s a good argument

Patch

Do not Macrae for mine, plenty of other more value options out there this week.

Danners

If you have plenty of trades, sure get him in

Willymack1234

Hoff or JJK?

Sam_01

Hoff for mine

redherringfc

Safer with Hoff, but jjk is value and he might be in for some big scores.

I’m going jjk this week as i pick up 3 premiums. I’m well short of the $$ for anyone else. If I had more money I’d play a safer bet, which probably wouldn’t be Hoff.

Rick Grimes

Agree. I dont expect JJK to score well this week. Can wait another week imo.

theRealPod

The Hoff should avg more for the rest of the season. Josh K could struggle this week vs Sydney at the SCG although he's cheap atm.

iLoveNMFC

Thoughts?
Trade Zac Langdon to Franklin?
OR
Trade Guelfi to Simmo?

Sam_01

Simmo, Franklin has his bye coming up

FFC

Other option is JJK – bye out of the way and no Darling for the short term

Ja191

I’d rate hoff over jjk

Condi

Looking for advice on midfield coverage for next week.

Currently have: T.Mitchell, Jelwood, Neale, Cripps, Dusty, M.Crouch, Oliver, Dangerfield – Holman, Banfield, Barry.

Gonna trade Banfield for Ahern next week so want to trade out Barry unless anyone thinks he will get a game soon?

Was thinking Barry – W.Brodie

Is Brodie’s JS reasonable?

pigjumpprusik

Brodie should have good JS in a Gold Coast team looking to play young mids. However loosing money to "upgrade" Barry might not be the best use of a trade. Rather trade to Giro and at least bank 80k

SamuraiPizzaCat

I was considering Brodie too. Should have good job security and provides additional cover for round 13 and 14 byes. BUT.. 187k is pretty expensive for a 60 point average. I think you're better off if you can find other ways to field 18 players.. but if you're desperate for mid cover maybe an ok option

Condi

Yeah I don’t really want to take Brodie but with the trades I want to do next week and the possibility of Mirra, Ridley and Keefe all being out down back, I’m trying to get some back up. You’re right about the price though, maybe I’ll keep Barry and hope for the best

Da_Boysh

Any news on Coniglio or Laird will they be back soon?

KSinny

Hopefully they'll both be back this week.

Sc_Wow

I think cog will take this week off too to be honest

Da_Boysh

very clever *rolls eyes*

The Ranger

I don't want to talk about last week.
16 scoring players. 10 of them scored 76pts or under.
Don't think I've ever got a lower score, even when I was still an SC grommet.

Sicily, Westhoff and JJK are coming in this week. 10 trades left after trading. No rookies onfield.
Things can only get better surely…

The Ranger

Should also give a bIg shout out to Patch!!
Great effort mate, now get out there and bring it home!

Starky

It makes me chuckle when I look back at his team reveal.
All those people below on the thread harping on about what a crap team he has and the fact that it's a joke.
Patch having last laugh.

Sc_Wow

He’s doing well isn’t he

Finnius

"I don't get it, each team released on here gets worse than the one before. Is it all a joke?

You're midfield is ok. Still not sold on having a bulldogs player in there, Crouch and Zorko, or even Zerrett would be a better selection. "

– SC Wow, Pre Rd 1 on Patch's side and Jackson Macrae

Sc_Wow

Living in the past Finnius, move on! I have

Pretty funny though got that one a bit wrong

Defying_Madness

Yeah everyone makes mistakes

Sc_Wow

very clever *rolls eyes*

Defying_Madness

Wasn't meant to be a joke. We all make mistakes sometimes, just need to make sure we learn from them and improve in the future. Myself included

Sc_Wow

Oh yep agreed *unrolls eyes*

Blueth

outstanding quote selection.
I probably would've said the same about Macrae though

Patch

I was a bee's dick away from backing out on him. It was so, so close.

Wedge

I started with crouch, zorko and zerrett.

Patch

Haha cheers mate! I'm not considering rankings until after the byes – it can change so much in a week or two depending on donuts. Expecting a pretty solid return to earth this week.

ROB14

Lachie hunter a sneaky Pod?

pigjumpprusik

No, won't average enough.

SC_Sixty6

Rocky to tag Macrae this week! He doesn't mind sacrificing his game to help the team which is great.

Lazza

Not for me ..

Isaac

Thoughts??
Got 9 trades left and 179k in the bank are going to use 2 trades this week.
Im planning to trade out Holman(Swing Spargo into Midfield to get Holman's cash in foward line) and Fritsch for Gray and Franklin.
Are there any better options? Have 963k to spend from Holman and Fritsch + 179k

Patch

If you're set for the last bye then sure, but I worry about bringing Buddy in before then. Robbie Gray is probably a bit overpriced for mine as well, so if you're missing Sicily or McLean I'd pick them up first

AuroraBorealis?!

Im considering getting de goey in as my last forward upgrade after rd13, bucks said in an interview that they were always looking to get degoey more involved in the midfield, but he was playing such an important role forward that they couldn't. With Cox, Stephenson, WHE and J.Thomas filling that role quite well, and with the addition of Fasolo and Elliot still to come, does this free up DeGoey for more midfield time? He looked ferocious when running through the centre square against Melbourne. Lots to consider

Marty

You make an excellent point here. I might need to do more research here.

Rick Grimes

Like the thought process there. Worth a prolonged look.

SamuraiPizzaCat

With quite a few BYE players on my forward line this week and also Walters suspended I'm looking at an upgrade here.

Have: Heeney, McLean, D Smith (bye), Walters (suspended), Petracca (bye), Fritsch (bye), Guelfi (bye), T Smith (bye)

Thinking of going Fritsch to Westhoff.. any other ideas? Trading Petracca out is also tempting

Da_Boysh

walters out is rough.. ruins my byes..

I think you might need that Westhoff. JJK might be another option but a risky one

SamuraiPizzaCat

Yes JJK is certainly tempting

pigjumpprusik

I'd almost keep Fritsch over Petracca. Tough call to make but Fritsch's recent form is very good where as Petracca's average hasn't improved at all from last season. Westhoff arguably the best bye free fwd you don't have, unless you don't have Sicily in your backline.

Patch

I rate this call as well

SamuraiPizzaCat

Ok I'm sold

SamuraiPizzaCat

Yeah I agree with you there pigjump, definitely been considering trading Petracca over Fritsch. Yep I've got Sicily in defence.

JEL

Only thing in Petracca's favour is his DPP

Mark

Not too sure what to do here, any thoughts? Currently ranked 37. Seriously don't know what to do, would like to move up and keep my top 100 at the least.

Def: Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Webster, Simpson, McDonald (Austin, Doedee)
Mid: Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, Treloar, Merrett, Rockliff (Ahern, Phillips, Fogarty)
Ruck: Gawn, Martin (McInerney)
Fwd: Heeney, McLean, Gray, Hogan, D.Smith, Spargo (T.Smith, Keefe)

Have 133,500 to play with.

Looking at going McInerney, Spargo & Fogarty > Sicily, Giro & Abbott leaving me $134,200 for future upgrades. Would give me a happy full set on each line coming out of the byes and 19 playing this week and 18 next week at this stage. Gives me DPP between Sicily, T.McDonald.

pigjumpprusik

I like those trades! Sicily is a must have and works well with TMac. Leaves enough cash to potentially upgrade Rocky to someone like Danger or Kelly

Patch

Love seeing a side with Tommy McDonald – really rate those trades as well. Reckon your side is better placed than mine to make a run at this thing, mate!

Mark

cheers guys:) Just want confirmation before doing them and committing.

The Ranger

Nice trades Mark, dunno if I'd bother with Abbot tho.
Olango is 20K cheaper and has a lot of late games so works well for looping.

Rick Grimes

Awesome rank. That's something to truly brag about. Trades look solid.

sixtywowsux

Yeh i thought people with high ranks call everyone else flogs

Holty01

Fantastic work Mark on ur rank and side. Agree with Sicily as will allow the swing with Mcdonald and Keefe.
How many trades left?

Mark

lol, yeah, that's the killer 9 after this. Will be conserving from here on out. 133,500 to play with though is a bonus if I need it

Loop

Fabulous team. Good luck!

Valens_FC

Great work on the rank Mark. Only other option I can see is downgrade Doedee. Go to Redman early?

Then you can do only two trades and not bother with the Abbot one which I agree with the Ranger doesn’t add a lot. Great work and all the best for your tilt at the title!

Mark

cheers for the advice there Valens:)

Mark

Hoping might be able to get Dangerfield and Dustin Martin in at a later date, and maybe Franklin?

BVB21

great team.

he have similiar rank and squad.

only differences are i have

Hurn, Savage, Parker, Dangerfield, Grundy, Franklin

Vs your

Lloyd, Webster, Coniglio, Treloar, Martin, Heeney

If you have enough trades you are in a great spot though as i already traded Doedee and Fogarty.

Good luck in the run home!

BringBackBillings

I have an idea for next year. The best 17 ranked JR Community teams come together for a Champions League next season. Me and my 50,000th rank are also in because it was my idea.

Sc_Wow

I like it 66 and I would be safely in there atm

Blueth

are you doing well Wow?

Sc_Wow

121 atm not too bad

BVB21

this would be a great idea.

lost of fun for those involved and something to aim for everyone each year.

pigjumpprusik

Looking slightly ahead, 1st week of SC Finals, Melbourne play GC at the G. Anyone still needing a mid upgrade and doesn't have Oliver, would be my recommendation

Jack

McDonald & Hogan are gonna go huge

Sam_01

Boys a chucked a tenner on tmac for the Coleman a month or so ago when it was paying $101 get around the bigman community

Michael

McLean or Bont this week?
If I go McLean i will get cripps or josh Kelly next week
But
If I go with the Bont I will trade tom McDonald next week so that I can swing with Sicily
Thoughts? Sorry if that’s unclear

pigjumpprusik

McLean and Kelly

BringBackBillings

McLean and Kelly

Shake_n_Bake_

Wait on Mclean huge BE

Stacky23

Thoughts on Jack crisp for Doedee after his bye, 5rd average of 110 and looked to be involved with everything this rd

theRealPod

I like him Stacky. I watched how he went about it y'day and he looks smart and is improving as the Pies play better. I have 2 spots to fill in def then I'm done. He's definitely one I'm considering.

Danners

Doesn't look too bad if you are looking to take punt. The safer option would be Howe though

Sam_01

I’m a pies supporter I like crisp but always thought he was a flog, makes so many inexcusable mistakes knows how to run and boot the pill tho, is on my radar, does Murray coming back in steal any of his mojo tho!?!

D0nut

Thoughts on these trades community?

12 Trades left. HOPING LAIRD PLAYS

DEF J. Lloyd, Laird, Siciliy, Simpson, Austin, L.Murphy (Hurley, Hibberd)

MID: Fyfe, Titch, Cripps, Parker, Coniglio (BYE), Rocky, Higgins, E.Phillips (Oliver, Spargo, Barry)

RUC: Grundy(BYE), Gawn(BYE) (King)

FWD: Heeney, McLean, Menegola, Fritsch (BYE), D.Smith, Ronke (T.Smith, Guelfi)

Trades:
If Laird plays: T.Smith -> Westhoff (I'll be fielding 18)
If Laird doesnt play: Hibberd -> Yeo, T.Smith -> Westhoff, Spargo->Ahern for cash (I'll be fielding 18 also)

TommyC99

Hey guys, so would love some help as to what trades i should do this week? I have 12 trades left and 163k in the bank

Yeo, Laird , Howe, Sicily, Simmo, Duman (ridley, Austin)
Fyfe , Danger, Titch, Cogs, Pendles, Dusty, Rockliff, Maclean (phillips, Dow, Spargo )
Gawn, Nic Nat, (english)
Heeney, Westhoff, Smith, Fristch, Guelfi, T Smith, (Henry, Keeffe)

Any suggestions appreciated!

redherringfc

Do you know who you want as your last mid? Assuming Rocky stays and McLean goes forward.

If it’s a player who has had their bye (unlikely) then Guelfi out, McLean forward and bring them in. This would be priority number 1.

Otherwise you need a forward or 2 this week, so maybe JJK for value or Buddy for value (just a higher priced value, but he comes with a free round 14 donut)

With that team I’d try to hold Fritsch for a bit longer, but if he needs to go, he needs to go.

TommyC99

Thanks for the lengthy response mate. I have been eyeing off Gaff or Oliver for a few weeks, Oliver obviously has the bye this week but i feel as tho i should wait until next week for that mid upgrade seeing my forward line is the issue this week. JJK or the chad are at very nice price right now, i especially like the Chad seeing Ports run home is very soft, but JJK's role is a lot more clear and no Darling helps him too.

Keenbutclueless

I think you might get Bont Giro and JJK for Spargo, Guelfi and T Smith.

Sam_01

Your forward line is cooked this week probably worth upgrading one of your rnd 12 bye players

Cam2150

How many trades should we have left after bye rounds?

Sam_01

I got 5 at full premo cutting it fine! I’ve had just about every injury in the book so you should hopefully Be sitting in the 8-12 range if everything went smooth sailing I’d say, also depends how many upgrades you need to do

Lekdog

I reckon most will have around 8

Russty_

Hey Lek, that's effectively 8 trades for 8 rounds assuming we make our League Final..is that enough you reckon?

Finnius

sounds pretty good to me Russty. More than I'll have…

Finnius

I'm only going to have 5-6… preferably 7-8.

Russty_

Yikes I'd be panicking if I was gonna be down that low…so much can go wrong in 8 rounds, hope you get through unscathed mate.

Sc_Wow

You’ll be fine

Defying_Madness

I will be down to 4 with Merret in my team…

bipolar 66

oh my goodness what a personal question, whats your rank flog?

Lazza

I will have 11.. with 21 premos.. though might only be 20 as I will probably use 1 trade to do a sideways trade next week.

WithAllDueRespect

I have 9 – I am full premo apart from 2 spots in backline with one being Doedee.

Ja191

dusty will play for anyone wondering – “Dustin’s great. He had a good running session yesterday and he’s symptom free . . . He just needed an extra day or two from the soreness of last week. Unfortunately, with the six-day break, we just got caught a tiny bit short. So he’ll be fine for this week. We expect him to train all week and play.” Source-richmond site

Havin a crack

Hogan
Buddy
JJK
R Gray
Buys and cash aside, who do you great guys believe will come home averaging the highest from now?

Havin a crack

I’m not chasing points but I’ll thro de goey in there as a option also

pigjumpprusik

Maybe Buddy. Hard to split him, Gray and Hogan

redherringfc

Haven’t seen a Swans game for a while, but I think Buddy might be in for a huge second half of the season.

r_calve

is smith to brody a good trade

Yeahnahyeah

Trade which one out of Guelfi, Fritsch, or T. Smith this week or keep them all and field 17 instead?

WithAllDueRespect

Keep Fritsch definitely. The other two trade up.

Defying_Madness

I am trading out Guelfi and Fritsch this week

JohnDJ59

T.Smith

Blueth

Smiths injuries aren't serious, he'll be back soon

Nick

i thought he got dropped????

pigjumpprusik

Guelfi price has almost peaked, won't make a whole lot more, but Smith might not play again. Depends if you need to make money or need the playing player

SC_Sixty6

For us all that are looking to fill the final positions in our team I urge you to pick up the pods. No point dieing wondering or trying to gain points through a rare captain choice when most don't have what it takes to get away from the safe option week in week out.

If you're trying for top 5k, top 1k top 100 or top 10 you won't gain by sticking by the usual suspects that everyone looks at getting. Some for sure are a standout pick. But be brave and you will climb quickly or may fall quickly. I know I would rather try something left field than be content having same scores as everyone around you.

JohnDJ59

I wish you wrote this before I took the C off Oliver and put it on Gawn, because of a challenge and the fact most of my opponents had the C on big Maxy.

Russty_

My plan worked John!…nah mate I would've been happy with the draw, sorry you got robbed a point…Next time, no challenges ok? 🙂

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty, I just looked at who I play in the coming rounds and I've got you in the Sons in round 14, nooooooo, I am so stuffed in that round I will be losing every game and tumbling back down in rank again. No more trades for me for a while, not many left, I've used as many as I had at round 16 last year and I was good enough to full premo then.

Russty_

Hey John, don't worry about it mate, when rank is out of the equation, Leagues can come into it more, even if you have to hold off trading for 3 weeks, you can still win some Leagues by letting others run out of trades and fade away. You're a good player mate, you just had a bad run this year, next year will be different.
Still 10 rounds to go!

TOPHAWK1

Agreed. I am in POD acquisition mode as of now. This week it is time to say goodbye to the last two turds in my side. Goodbye Toby Nankervis. Don't care if you are playing, your are turning into Mathew Kreuzer. Not a real POD that one, but a hugely important strategic move. $20K for the switch. Michael Hibberd is finally sent packing. Hibberd is turning into Chad Wingard via DPP (Keefe)this week. A nice little bargain POD ($375K) play. Wingard is getting a lot more midfield time and is starting to pump out tonnes. Very handy over the next two weeks with Rocky. Bye bye Billings, Petracca, Christensen, Hibberd, and Nankervis. Woohoo! At last, the spuds are gone.

Defying_Madness

Like the Wingard move, tossing up between him and JJK for my last forward spot

Defying_Madness

Hawk will Wingard be your F6 for the year?

TOPHAWK1

Tough question DM.

He may in fact turn into my final M7 if Rocky or another premo stinks it up or gets injured in my midfield. If Wingard turns it on and goes on with it, he may well turn into my F6. He is only 24 years old and he could explode at the back end of the season. Plenty of midfield time at the moment which is exciting.

Cheers mate.

Randomcliche2

Oh how I wish I could say bye-bye to that many turds.

Lazza

Good advice .. but is your team called POD Fiction? 😜

Russty_

"Most don't have what it takes to get away from the safe option week in week out"…is that because they're all mindless Sheep?
I count 5 pods in your team out of your 18 or so premos..the rest seem to be the usual suspects.
People don't usually end up getting the same scores as everyone else because everyone has different teams with 30 players in them.
Like you said, the Pods can work in your favour but can also fail and make you wish you'd gone for someone more proven.

Only at the end can you really tell which was the right choice or not.

Sc_Wow

I went safe this week with Gawn and it kicked me in the ass. You and I both know going risky can benefit or hurt Russty look at Andrews and witherden. They sure helped us gain some spots this week.

You won’t gain any spots on people around you if you select the same players, has nothing to do with sheep. But if everyone brings in same players to finish their teams, you’re not going to seperate yourself.

I like the post 66 some good positive energy for the community. My last two spots are reserved for pods, one coming in this week at less than 3% ownership. Yummy

Russty_

Safe with a Captain's pick is different from picking a permanent high ownership player to stay in your side, agree Pods can be very valuable if they stay pods,and if they're good enough to help your team improve, guys like Oliver started at 6% and is now at 18%.
It's all a bit of a crapshoot in the end with some educated guesses in between.

Sc_Wow

Yeah but if you get them as pods the points you get before everyone jumps on puts you ahead. Jjk for example I’ve got his 122 in the bank.

Russty_

Fair enough for people like you two, who play for rank only, I'm in it for the Leagues and still hopefully finish at a respectable rank as a bonus.

Sc_Wow

Play for rank and leagues take care of themselves

Hannah

Hey guys I am very stuck after last week 🙁 any help would be greatly appreciated. Players with byes have an *.

Laird, Yeo, Hurley*, Rance, Murray*, Austin (Keefe*, Mihocek*)
Fyfe, Titch, Danger, Cripps, Oliver,* Dusty, Rocky, Holman (Phillips, Garlett, Ahern*)
Gawn*, Nic Nat (Balta)
Heeney, McLean, Franklin, Fritsch*, Christensen*, Henry (English, Spargo*)

pigjumpprusik

Depending on cash/trades available, this week:

Upgrade Murray to Sicily
Christensen to Kennedy, Wingard, Gray or Westhoff
Downgrade Spargo

Next week upgrade Henry, week after upgrade Holman. That'll leave an almost completed team with Austin, Rocky, Fritsch on field who are capable of half decent scores.

Hannah

I have 17 trades, $297.1k.

Michael

Who should be my last midfielder?
Kelly, Oliver, cripps, Bont or curnow (could be the pick that separates me)

Who should be my last forward?
Tom McDonald, McLean Robison (McDonald would allow me to swing with Sicily)

I’m ranked 339 I need to make big moves
Thoughts??

NoLanguage

Kelly and McDonald for mine

Ja191

Kelly/oliver for midfield (I like Kelly + is more of a pod) and mclean is a must have

Defying_Madness

Treloar next week and McLean this week

JohnDJ59

Oliver and McLean.or McDonald as a pod.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Michael.

My suggestion to your question is post byes.

OK, from round 15, I can narrow your final midfielder choice to 2 guys.

Clayton Oliver or Josh Kelly.
Kelly has lower ownership and is superb value. Oliver is an in and under tackling beast and is well worth his current price.

Tom McDonald is my FWD pick if you can afford him. He is not cheap, but if he keeps his forward role then he will do the business. (Risk- He may go down back again after pies exposed Melbourne without Lever down back) Sicily swing very handy premo swing set too. Just my take.

Good luck for the rest of the season mate!

Marty

Oliver and McLean

Steve

Who do I trade in this week my year has been pretty shit already so I may aswell take a risk
Thinking either McLean or do I wait for macrae next week (billings to macrae)
Please help thanks

Ja191

I wouldn't call mclean or macrae risks but nevertheless would be bringing them in at some point. Some good risks could be the likes of rocky/crisp/ed curnow/harris andrews (low ownership players)

noah

Who is a good pod midfield for under 637 k?

Any suggestions appreciated.

Defying_Madness

Curnow

BlueBaggerJosh

Gaff

redherringfc

Kelly, if you call him a pod.

Sam_01

Treloar, I started him as a pod unsure if he still is haha otherwise
Zorko after everyone dumped him
Jack redden as a smoky pod
Shaun Higgins for north aswell
Redden and Higgins 1% ownshership pension for the pod both have been tearing it up recently

Moustachio

Pension for the POD will probs be GAJ… PS it's penchant =p

Russty_

He's still technically a pod Herring if under 10% is a pod, he's at 8. but won't be for very long after this week.

Gibbs

Thinking of making 2 trades this week,
Fritsch –> Gray
Doedee –> Simpson
Hate to get rid of Fritsch but only have 17 this week due to Walters, Im not really sold on Gray as hes playing predominately forward and I also have Boak, thoughts? This trade leaves me 1 off full premo with 13 trades left. Next week Richards becomes Josh Kelly via DPP

Gibbs

Thoughts ?

Ja191

I feel like gray is someone you'd keep if you've had him for a while but I wouldn't be bringing him in now. Westhoff or jjk are much better choices imo i'm personally going fritsch to hoff this week

seen_burns

The Hoff or Gray?

Ja191

hoff

Ricardo

While Ryder is playing, I'd go Gray

TOPHAWK1

Alright community!

Here is a serious question.

With all the premo injuries and corrective trades needed during the season to date, how many trades should you have in the bank coming out of the byes in 2018? And why? (2 PART QUESTION)

1- Overall rank.
2- Major premiership league victories.

redherringfc

Going for league victory and will have 9 or 10 coming out of the byes.

Full premium, but with players I’d like to upgrade such as Savage and maybe Mundy, Rocky and Merrett.

Sam_01

Will finnish with 5 will probably blow an extra one to flick savage team will be as follows after this round is done
Back: laird, yeo, simmo, howe, Sicily, savage
Mids: danger, dusty, Fyfe, cripps, jkelly, treloar, mitchell, Oliver
Ruck: Gawn nicnat
Fwd: Boak Westhoff smith McLean Walters heeny
Still playing for rank sitting in the top 2k after two stinkers

Marty

Will have around 8 trades with one premo to go. Could have had full premo but I'm fussy with who I want in my team. Getting quality not cheapies.