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PODCAST: WEBSITE CREW ASSEMBLE!

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Lekdog was left alone this week, Patch clearly doesn’t know him very well but 43 minutes into his Daniel Rich podcast, Lek realised that Patch was trying to teach him a lesson on living alone without a crutch…

Lekdog said stuff that and got Barron Von Crow and Damo into the studio to answer community questions.

 

Have a listen and blame Patch for anything incorrect in the podcast.


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Ken

Thoughts on Tom mcdonald as last defence upgrade?

Have already got Lloyd, Yeo,simpson, Laird, Hurley

Or is there someone else I should consider?

Randomcliche2

Solid back line. Consider Tmac if you want/need the swing and then take Howe. Oh, and Howe is sitting next to JJ in my backline…#inform.

DANGER1VDUSTY2

That's the same back 6 as me (brought in McDonald last week for Sicily).

Billobill

I've gone Hurnand Crisp??

BigAl_15

Thoughts on what to do?

B: Lloyd, Yeo, Simpson, Hurley, Laird, Savage (Lynch, R Smith)
M: Titch, Cripps, Oliver, Gaff, Duncan, Neale, Coniglio, E Curnow (Ahern, Spargo, Ainsworth)
F: D Smith, McDonald, Gray, McLean, Heeney, Fritsch (L Ryan, Battle)

I currently have 2 trades left with 55k in the bank

Corey

Hold your trades I know it’s painful but with only two left you’ll need them in these last few weeks

BigAl_15

What about upgrading Savage?

Richard

Thoughts on what trades to make.
Backs: Laird, Lloyd, Hurley, Yeo, Crisp, Webster

Midfield: Mitchell, Dangerfield, Oliver, Cripps, Merrett, Zorko, Ablett , Martin

Ruck: Gawn, Martin

Forward: Gray, Heeney, Menegola, Mclean, Taranto, Billing’s.

I have 7 trades left and am playing in cash leagues. I am thinking of trading one of my defensive benches down to that sydney rook whose on the bubble and trading billings to devon smith which would still leave me with 50k. Is this a good trade or are there other priorities I have? Trades aren’t a problem as I have 7

Cobee Bear

Nice work conserving the trades. Smith is in good form and is a nice option. Hoff and Wingard provide you with DPP depending on who is on your bench so you might consider them instead. Patch also mentions Hawkins and Rhys Stanley if you're feeling creative.

The only other player I'd look at upgrading before Billings is Webster. I think Billings, as frustrating as he can be, can be held a bit longer and there are better defensive options you could move Webster onto first i.e. Simpson, Brayshaw or Witherden

Mark Fawcett

I'd be looking at probably Ablett as they'll most likely start resting him soon ready for Finals. What's your bench looking like though?

Cobee Bear

How many trades are people sitting on? I have only 2 left with 246K to make upgrades closer to finals.

Derek

I have 4 and that is making me nervous.

I have a couple of players a really need to upgrade, Rocky and McGrath but right now I’m going to leave them in case there are more injuries.

INPieman

Like Derek I have 4 with Rocky & Savage I'd love to move on

AuroraBorealis?!

Only 2 left with 100k in the bank for upgrades, still two short of full premo

Cobee Bear

I'm also two short as I no longer count (and never should have) Caddy as a premo. Trying to hold out two more weeks and then I will upgrade guelfi and Caddy in one go.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Team is complete, 3 trades left to cover injuries

The Ranger

3 left after having to trade NIcNat and Sicily last week.
Holding for the inevitable injuries/general soreness now.

Randomcliche2

I'm in the no trades club.

hedski

I'm the president of the club.

Cobee Bear

It's becoming an increasingly popular club

Randomcliche2

Technically I joined this week, but really it was last week, I just didn't pull the trigger on Nic Nat. Which round did you establish this esteemed club hedski?

hedski

About 3 years ago, rejoined last week RC, traded Sic and Nic to Stef and Jezza Howe.
I kinda mozzed myself with my team name this year, don't tempt the sc gods, they will smash you.

Russty_

How's your bench cover mate?…hope you get through to give it a good crack.

hedski

Its OK Russty, I have Mihocek, Austin, Ahern, Gyro, Phillips, McInerney, Guelfi and T.Smith.

Doc_1

I’m well and truly in the club with NicNat pushing me over the line.
Sicily and Webster on the pine don’t help but thankfully heron got a game from know where and Keefe even gave me bench cover!!!

Ahmad rubas

7 trades 300k

dognino

I’ve got 2 left with 146k in the bank. Hoping there’s no more LTIs in the next few weeks, have been full promo for the last few but there’s sideways trades going on every week for those LTI.

Da_Boysh

I have 3 trades no cash, full premo except for I guess Shaw..

Finnius

2 trades left, but full premo and happy with my side. Gonna be a tight next 5 weeks.

Danners

4 trades and $210k in the bank with full premo. Can't remember the last time I actually had this many trades at this time of the year

BrownlowBoy

7 prior to any this round.

Trades

8 trades
Rockliff to Cripps this week

Russty_

8??? that's a lot, how you travelling rank-wise, and in you Leagues?

Trades

Cash league top 4 (highest points against too) ranked around 9500
Started with Gray and Danger
Ablett, Fyfe were my only LTI that I can remember. I can't see trade history on app

Trades

Back up I've got Mihocek, Ahern,Spargo, Fritsch

Rivo

3 trades left with $27k. Full premo with rookie cover. Covering injuries from here.

KingWinter7

1 and 10k rip

Lazza

5 trades with $11k.., Full premo if you count Nank.

Mark Fawcett

3 trades and 140,700 to play with. No more trades now unless necessary. Lots of DPP links to help as well between all lines. Holding Rocky as my M8 for now.

KingWinter7

I haven't posted my team in any threads this year but this is it and it's definitely not changing with 10k and 1 single trade left

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Hurley, Hibberd (Rice, Redman)
MID: Mitchell, Oliver, Cripps, Danger, Kelly, JPK, Cogs, Dusty (Ahern, Giro, Dawson)
RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Olango)
FWD: Heeney, McLean, Gray, Westhoff, Smith, Walters (Billings, Smith)

Works well with Billings as an F7/M9 emergency and F7 loophole option but unfortunately due to so many injury trades I am now stuck with Hibberd on field for the rest of the year

Cheers

Cobee Bear

You could always throw out a hail mary sideways trade for Hibberd if it comes to a crunch finals game or GF

KingWinter7

Yeah but with 10k can't get much

Cobee Bear

Could go a sneaky Tomlinson, Haynes or Jake Kelly. As I said, it would be a complete hail mary and only if it's a GF or you have nothing to lose in a crunch final

Filth Wizard

Maybe Bachar Houli when he returns drom injury.

KingWinter7

Cheers guys I'm kinda hoping Rance drops 21k this week hahaha

TheGreatBozza

Hibberd to Aliir Aliir? Or has he gone up too much now

KingWinter7

Had a look at that but I'm 7k off

Mark Fawcett

Maybe look at Josh Walker, fairly consistent in the 80's over the past 5 weeks.

MarkT

Hi community,

6 trades and 250k in the bank. Savage and Billings are my weakest players. But I'd also love to get Macrae into my midfield, maybe sacking Beams or Crouch. Please advise.

DEF Lloyd, Simpson, Yeo, Hurley, Laird, Savage
MID Titch, Cripps, Danger, Oliver, Pendles, Coniglio, Crouch, Beams
RUCK Gawn, Grundy
FWD D Smith, Westhoff, Gray, Heeney, Walters, Billings

Thanks!

Cobee Bear

With six trades and a solid line up you could take your time subject to your likelihood of making finals. Maybe just one trade at a time to balance unforeseen injuries

Russty_

I'd get rid of Savage and Billings this week…and keep Beams and Crouch.

Danners

Upgrade someone on your bench so you have coverage. At this time of the year, it is a waste of trade if you are trading out playing premos

KingWinter7

Yeah with that team, 6 trades and a warchest I'd look to upgrade bench options to loophole

BadgerHoney7

What is everyone going for captains this week?

Option 1: VC Danger v Lions and loophole him into Cripps v Gold Coast
Option 2: VC Danger v Lions and loophole him into Titch v Freo
Option 3: VC Cripps v Goal Coast and loophole him into Titch v Freo

Help appreciated

PS: Maybe even Gawn v Adelaide

DavidC

Titch gets the Banfield tag this week, avoid.

Cobee Bear

Yeah that is what is putting me off a bit. Steele will probably go to Kelly, but he plays a softer tagging role compared to Banfield

Cobee Bear

I have a feeling Gawn will go big v Adelaide, so I'll be going Gawn (VC) and Titch (C). This combo rarely lets me down. That being said, I may go J Kelly (VC) vs Saints into Gawn.

Finnius

I'm going option one badge

Randomcliche2

No Titch and Gawn in your combo has me a little worried for you.

Rivo

Gawn into Titch for me.

KingWinter7

Danger into Gawn for mine I reckon

Ahmad rubas

I'm going Cripps to hopefully get us our 2nd win of the season VC into macrae back at Mars stadium with Bont back in as C

Hannah

Any thoughts on my team? I’m planning on upgrading Mihocek to a premo but I don’t know which one. And should I upgrade Fritsch so that my team is full premo or should I save a trade?
I have $139.9k and 3 trades.

DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hurley, TMac, Rance, Mihocek (Lynch, Taylor)
MID: Titch, Cripps, Danger, Oliver, Kelly, Crouch, Dusty, Rocky (Ahern, Giro, Sier)
RUC: Gawn, Martin (Balta)
FWD: Breust, Gunston, McLean, Heeney, Buddy, Fritsch (Smith, Garlett)

TIA

Cobee Bear

Depending on whether or not you are guaranteed finals I'd let mihoceck make more money (still -8 BE). I'd just look at one trade: Fritsch > Menegola/Hoff/Wingard/De Goey

Derek

this time of year, hold onto the warm bodies

Bobby

Who is more of a priority to trade first. Webster or Billings. Who is likely to average more from here on out from this round. Cheers community

Cobee Bear

Webster in my opinion due to recent injury history

Derek

Webster struggling to get on the field

Jum

Billings 100%

Finnius

I'd be holding both tbh

Mark Fawcett

exactly. Hold both and look at the rest of your team. Both can go off or at least be consistent good scorers

Jim

How many make finals in a 10 person league?

Da_Boysh

i am also curious

Big fact hunt

I am in one everyone is a winner 8 teams for the finals

Audrey Horne

Does anyone know % ownership of De Goey? My final upgrade is Fritsch. I don’t have Gray but feel with the finals coming up I need a bit of a pod. Already have Heeney, Hoff, McLean, Walters and Billings.

dognino

7% ownership, I’ve got him, very up and down , just have to hope others in my team are up when he’s down .

Audrey Horne

Thanks. Thinking I need Gray and hope couple of my other pods can make the difference.

Stacky23

last fwd upgrade, have 470k to play with and Heeney,Smith,Walters,Mclean,De goey
Robby gray or a pod, particularly interested in Mitch wallis now that dahlhaus is out, back to back tons and a low score of 79
any other players i should look at and is wallis a legitimate option

Stacky23

whoops wrote this just before they started speaking about wallis

Danners

Great podcast lads! Having a little revival to finish off my season, with a bit of coin in the bank, I'm looking at maybe getting bench cover. My team as it stands:

DEF: Lloyd, Yeo, Simpson, Laird, Hurley, Webster (Austin, Keefe)
MID: Titch, Cripps, Danger, Zerrett, Gaff, Neale, Coniglio, Dusty (Ahern, Barry, T.Murphy)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Cameron)
FWD: Smith, Mundy, TMac, Gray, McLean, Heeney (T.Smith, Battle)
4 trades and $210k in the bank

Was maybe looking doing Austin to Brayshaw so I have Def/Mid cover, but not sure whether it is the best move
Thoughts community?

BrownlowBoy

I don't mind that.

You could easily just sit on that for another week incase of injuries.

Danners

Already got Murphy from North in my mids that can swing to Defence, so should be alright. Thanks guys

Yeahnah

As my M9 Fyfe is still 3 weeks away, I'm thinking of trading him now. Can go to Cripps/Macrae/Gaff as M9 and have a premo emergency loophole option, or I can swing Ahern into the mids and bring in R.Gray/Hoff/Hawkins as F7, however with Battle as my F8 I can't loop the forwards score. Thoughts?

BrownlowBoy

Show your team?

Yeahnah

Yeo, Simpson, Laird, Crisp, Howe, Hurley (Richards, Ridley)
Titch, Danger, Oliver, Zerrett, Kelly, Cogs, Kennedy, Dusty (Fyfe, Giro, J. Dawson)
Gawn, Martin
D. Smith, Gunston, Menegola, McLean, Heeney, Walters (Ahern, Battle)

3 trades 20k in bank

Randomcliche2

I really like the extra mid option with Dusty so hit and miss. Cripps for mine. Very strong team, well done.

Yeahnah

Thanks mate, with Oliver potentially injured might be forced to trade for an M9!

TheGreatBozza

Any thoughts for this week? 6 trades, 10k bank

DEF – Laird, Simpson, Howe, Crisp, Yeo, Savage (Richards, Austin)
MID – Titch, Dusty, Danger, Kelly, Pendles, Cogs, Beams, Cripps (Ahern, Giro, Dawson)
R – Gawn, Grundy (Hayes)
F – Heeney, Westhoff, Gray, D.Smith, Walters, McLean (De Goey, T.Smith)

Leaning towards Austin to O’Riordan, Richards to Short/Witherden, but then I lose my loop in austin.

I’d love to get Macrae but don’t want to drop any of my mids

Derek

Does LEK go for Carlton?

Rivo

3 trades and $27k with swing sets in place & a settled team. In the top 4 for leagues and ranked at 2k. Any need to trade this week or hold on to cover injuries????

D: Lloyd, Yeo, Simpson, Laird, T-Mac, Brayshaw, (Mihocek, Ridley);
M: Titch, Cripps, Danger, Oliver, Zerrett, Cogs, JPK, Dusty, (Ahern, Giro, J.Smith);
R: Gawn, Grundy, (Olango);
F: D.Smith, Mundy, Lambert, Gray, Heeney, Walters, (J.Higgins, N.Murphy)

Cobee Bear

You're in a far better position than me so take the advice with a grain of salt: hold!

Rivo

Thanks Cobee. Injuries have hurt a lot of teams, is yours is one of them?

Cobee Bear

Not injuries, I've just had a bad year. Started Hibberd and Billings, plus Goldy started slow and Sloane got injured early on. Also I started Gartlett and Venables as rookies who stank it up and got injured. I also traded Fritsch to Caddy during byes only for Fritsch to go ballistic and Caddy to become my new Billings! Been playing catch up ever since.

Quite happy with my team now, but I've left it far too late for rankings. I am a chance to win two of my leagues though so fingers crossed!

Rivo

Yeah that’s a tough start for sure. I only had Hibberd & Garlett from that lot & punted then mid season. Best of luck with your league finals.

Cobee Bear

Cheers Rivo, you too!

Derek

you're doing ok

Swoopster

Hi community,

Who to bring in for NicNat and last mid upgrade from Petracca? Can get anyone.
6 trades left, 338k in the kitty

Thinking Grundy & one off Gaff/Neale/Zerrett.
Or can wait one more week for Macrae?
Dusty & Cogs are options but want more of a POD, unless we think one of them will go ballistic.

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Hurley, Ryan (Duman, Lynch)
MID: Mitchell, Oliver, Cripps, Danger, Kelly, Pendlebury, M Crouch, Petracca (E Phillips, J Garlett, Barry)
RUC: Gawn, NicNat (Cameron)
FWD: Heeney, McLean, Gray, Franklin, Smith, Walters (Ahern, Powell)

Hawks

Grundy for NicNat & Dusty for Petracca.

Dusty is looking like getting back to his best, and peaking at the right end of the season.

Richard

D: Yeo Simpson Laird Hurn Crisp Hurley ( Austin Lynch )
M: Mitchell Cripps Dangerfield Oliver Pendlebury Zorko Kennedy Rockliff ( Ahern Phillips Giro )
R: Gawn Grundy
F: Smith Westhoff Mundy Mclean Heeny Billings ( Battie Powell )
2 trades left $199,200 cash
Ranked in the 4,000"s
Ride my luck with this team but overall best season i've had thanks to the community and the boys advice in charge of website.
Cheers

Hawks

Nice team, hold trades for insurance purposes.

Finals

Who can tell me when finals start and how they work? I'm top of my league out of 18 teams. Thanks!

Holty01

Finals start next weekend. They work exactly the same as the AFL finals. Top 8 qualify with 1vs4, 2vs3 and so on.

Finals

Thanks Holty so not this round coming the one after?

Russty_

Yep correct mate, finals start round 20, if you win your first finals game and you're in the top 4, you get a week off too, gives you a chance to hold onto your trades.
Teams 5th to 8th on the ladder play sudden death first week.
If you lose your first match and you're top 4, you get a second chance the week after.

Mark Fawcett

Possibly now thinking of trading Rocky to Pendlebury!!?? 3 trades left and 140 in the bank. Would leave me only 2 trades left though. Don't want to risk late outs in the coming weeks as I'm going for overall, currently 70th. Any thoughts?

Redpill5

Congrats on the ranking pain. Pendles was my last trade in, like the pies run home. 👍🏼

Da_Boysh

you better hold and hope Rocky comes good

mutu87

Got 6 trades left with Rocky as M8
Trade him to J Kelly or J Macrea

Da_Boysh

I trust Kelly, I think the giants will storm home

Michael

6 trades left.
If you have neither do you bring in Josh Kelly or Dusty Martin. Thanx all. Rank Mid 200's.

Valens_FC

Tough one! Reckon Kelly just edges it. Saints and Carlton next couple of weeks looks juicy.

Da_Boysh

mid 200s with that many trades! Wowwwwweeeee go son

Marty

Kelly

Michael

Thanx Lads yeah I reckon Kelly as well. Think I'll have to bring in Robbie Gray as well to go with Westhoff, Dev. Smith, Mundy, McLean and Heeney. Dusty and his Price is almost too good to pass up tho.

Jacob

Is billings or taranto to devon smith worth a trade? Or should I hold both of them? Currently sitting on 7 trades and need to win the next league game in order to make top 4.

GB91

Taranto to Smith for mine, depending on who your opponent has. Getting the double chance is surely worth a trade when you have so many in the bank? Plenty of us would kill for 7 trades.

Russty_

Billings out for me…Taranto is in a good team heading for finals, and Billings is all over the place.

GB91

What's everyone's thoughts on my predicament?

3 trades left with 120k in the bank.

Do I use two trades to get McDonald in for Austin and Taylor? Will allow me to loop/cover a player in either the DEF or FWD. Have Rocky at M9 so I'd have cover for injuries if need be with 1 trade in hand for a LTI.

Alternative is to hold and hope that Taylor scores well enough to cover any late outs each week.

Likely to miss top 4 by around 1.2% so this weeks game isn't overly critical .

Peter

Mcdonald Or Brayshaw for last defensive spot?

Russty_

Brayshaw's in the better form of the 2, Melbourne have a tough run home though, Harris Andrews could be a good smokey option, back this week.

Billobill

One premo mid to upgrade Ahern. Kelly or Macrae or other?

Billobill

Or maybe Oliver?

Cobee Bear

Macrae

Billobill

Or maybe Oliver if I can afford?

Terrence

Howdy partners, i havnt been here in a couple of weeks, cant help but notice the wow/66 absence, banned? looks like business as usual

Russty_

One of them was…good riddance, Wow still posts occasionally.

Mark Fawcett

What to do if going for overall ranking guys? Rocky to Pendlebury and 2 trades left and 27,900 or hold Rocky and have 3 trades and 140,700 left?

abcooz

its great