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PODCAST | The Real Deal Lachie Neale

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Well, we know it’s early days but by gum do we have a frontrunner for the number one Supercoach selection of 2019. Damo – taking charge of the podcast on the backs of all of you asking for MORE DAMO – tells Patch and Lek just how badly we need the Neale Deal in our sides.

Meanwhile, the boys discuss if Travis Boak truly is the answer to our D3 predicament, we talk about the woes of a sleeveless Kade Simpson and – AGAIN – discuss the virtues (or, as Patch says, lack thereof) of picking Daniel Rich.

The boys also run through some questions asked over on Twitter and in the comments as to if you hold or trade underperforming premiums and midpricers.

What are your moves for the week, community?


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TOPHAWK1

Lachie Neale is the man! He is coming in either this week or next week. Great Podcast guys. I had the worst round since 2015. Score 2029. It was the round from hell. I am still licking my wounds. But have dusted myself off and got back on the horse!

Russty_

Hey mate, bad luck with the crap week this week, I had my shocker in round 1, and then Fyfe as C this week so, things can only get better!
Neale could be( probably will be)..35K more expensive next week so it might have to be now bud.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Russty. I had the round where all nightmares came true. Had the C on Fyfe as well. But my team structure is solid and have plenty of cash in the bank. I dont have Libba. I reckon he comes in first and then Neale next week.

ZzZCalintZzZ

I have 2172, 2080, 2150 ๐Ÿ˜ Consistantly below par so far haha!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hows that ambulance going hawk? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Would have been working overtime on the weekend.

Seriously though what the odds of two players beig knocked out in your team on the one weekend?

Crazy unlucky mate.

TOPHAWK1

I had to call 000 on a few occasions mate!! Not only for poor old Rocky and Fyfe, but for me too. Hahahahaha. That was the worst round I have had for a very very long time. Everything just went to crap. But it happens to the best of us. Billings just missed the hangman's noose and actually played a decent game. I traded in Mumford which was a huge risk, and still is. So far so good. Mummy looks fit, mean, and huge!! Hope he can deliver. My warchest is massive so I have plenty of options moving forward. Trading a little more agressively early this year to get my side strong. Then can hopefully pinch a few trades back during the byes. Thinking of going Dunkley to Libba via DPP, and Fyfe to Whitfield via DPP. (Duursma) I want Duursma in the midfield line as my backline rookie set up is solid with Clark, and Scrimshaw both playing and Burgess on the bench. I will then have $442 K left with 26 trades. Probably go one more time next week to get Stack and Neale. Then I will sit back for 1-2 weeks and try not to trade. Only for LTI'S if necessary. Onwards and upwards! Cheers mate!

DEE

Enjoyed reading this lads… Duursma to the midfield I like TopHawk but are you seriously going to trade out Fyfe? I have him as well mate and thought about flicking him as well… but I’m worried about eventually wasting 2 trades trying to bring him back in later on. Do you think he’ll play this week? GO CATS!!

Lazza

Nope… less than 10% chance of playing… . Fyfe is wearing a neck brace .. well he was yesterday.. don’t be surprised if he misses 2… and the scoring history of players coming back from concussion is not good reading ..

Lekdog

Cheers Top, you'll be back this week

Fact_Is_you're

A Points Chaser

TOPHAWK1

Bloody oath I am. Coach with the most points wins $50K.

Russty_

Don't get Neale at all, you points chaser lol

Krups

Dusty to Neale
Simpson to Whitfield

TOPHAWK1

Both solid trades. The second one is a bit side way ish, but it is old tooth vs youth. Good luck mate!

TOPHAWK1

Trade ONE is a "corrective trade". Dusty rubbed out for 2 weeks and doing nothing when he is actually on the field playing. That is a good trade. Trade TWO is a bit sideways but is an option depending on his team structure. Cheers mate.

Krups

Thanks for the feedback.

Lekdog

Like it

TradesGuru

Brilliant trades Krups, nothing sideways about either of them. Dusty is averageing 63 against teams that aren't Carlton and Simpson is averaging 72 with a high score of 83.
Neale averaging 148 and whitfield averaging 127. They are no brainer trades if you can afford them

Russty_

What do you think of B.Smith to Stewart Mr Guru?

Hazey

Geez, one round after holding Heeney but booting Dusty for Neale had played out all right!

TOPHAWK1

Dusty playing badly and now suspended and on the bench for two weeks= trade

Vinnie

Out : Dusty
In : Neale

Think there's better value out there than allowing Dusty to return

TOPHAWK1

No brainer mate. The game moves on. Super coach coaches move on too. Dusty needs to turn into Neale if you have the cash. Just my take mate.

Clarkeyy23

Yay

JR_Damo

At about 10 minutes you'll find that I can't count to 3!

Oh boy.

Lekdog

Love you

Rivo

For me to get Neale now means 2 x trades and TBH, a bit crazy. Dusty (M4) has to go, my 4 options being considered are..

1. Dusty & Collins to Neale & Lockhart?
2. Dusty to B.Crouch;
3. Dusty to Sheed.
3. Dusty to Boak via DPP.

Thoughts Community?

Rivo

Anyone? Have Fyfe & T.Kelly also, 30 trades…

JohnDJ59

Hi Rivo, I would be trading out both Fyfe and Dusty and you could get B.Crouch and Boak in.

Rivo

Thanks John. If I trade out Fyfe & Dusty, it’s going to be Neale & Boak/B.Crouch for me.

JohnDJ59

No worries Rivo, that will work a treat, the Boak or B.Crouch decision would depend where you need the player most.

Sharkmove_King

Don't get rid of Collins yet. For me number 4 is best because you're getting in a player that will be top6 in his position and you're not selling the farm to get him……Get Neale later

Rivo

Thanks Shark. It is tempting, and allows me to slide Setterfield/Danger/TKelly into the midfield. I am worried about Fyfe though. It was a big hit and he will miss a week or 2.

Tofa

Rivo I sold so many players last year due to injury or suspensions from Ryder to Macrae, sIcily.. swear I remember Fyfe in and out too… anyway my team hit a wall late due to too few trades and dollars.
Only trade out a premo if they're done for the season or its round 20 ๐Ÿ˜‰

redherringfc

To me, option 1 is a waste of Collins. Option 2 is trading a player who probably won’t see the year out in your team, so 2 trades.

Sheed, is a chance to be close to top 8, but unlikely to actually crack the top 8.

Boak is probably the best chance of being a keeper. But the top 6 forwards for the year are a complete mystery at the moment, to me anyway.

I’d almost consider downgrading.

TradesGuru

Keep Fyffe mate you knew he would miss a couple of games when you started him.
Neales increase will be around $30k if he scores 140, Collins will increase by 43k if he only scores 64.
Depending on your bench I'd trade Dusted for Rozee by putting a fwd/mid into the middle (Rozee increase by 69k if he scores his ave 89) giving you 260k in the bank. Next week you can dump collins move rozee back and get neale and Sheed as well.

Wighty

Boak. never averaged over 100. At an age where performances start to drop off. And, long term averages are a sum total of both above AND below. So far everything has been above average. Just saying.

Sana

Rivo, if trying to decide between Boak and B Crouch, consider who is more likely to be top 6-8 at their position.

musicissport

Currently ranked 75K, going for outright (lol great start!)

Current team with $620K in bank:

DEF Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Duursma, Collins (Hore, Clark)
MID Jelwood, ABrayshaw, Dusty, Libba, Walsh, Cousins, Drew, Scott (Butters, Constable, Gibbons)
RUC Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
FWD Danger, Heeney, Hoff, Dahl, DarcMoore, Petruccelle (Parker, Setterfield)

Option 1
OUT Hore IN Neale
OUT Dusty IN JPK
$71K in bank

Option 2
OUT Hore IN Neale
OUT Dusty IN Rozee
$352K in bank

Big question is – am I too late on Rozee?

TOPHAWK1

Option 2. Duursma to the midfield to trade in Neale via DPP. Have you got enough cash to get Rowan Marshall instead of Rozee?

musicissport

Will "Holler" make more than Rozee you think? I can only see him making another $100K whereas if Rozee keeps up his average he'll make another $200K.

dontblushbaby

I have Fyfe and Dusty, thinking of keeping Fyfe but trading Dusty

TOPHAWK1

Yes mate. You need to seriously do something here. This an opportunity to raise cash. Fyfe first and then Dusty. Fyfe's brain is fried. He will miss 1-2 weeks. Then his output will be questionable after that. In other words, he will lose cash. Dusty will have two weeks to sit down and think how he is going to get his sh it together. He is fully fit. Just my take. Good luck mate.

ZzZCalintZzZ

Dusty to Libba if ya don't have him. Fyfe almost has to go too but understand benching him if you have made 3+ trades before this. Fyfe will bleed cash for 3 weeks after rest though that's a certainty

ZzZCalintZzZ

Bleeding cash also means sub 100 scores. When he returns he won't be the same Fyfe with that level of impact he suffered

ZzZCalintZzZ

Mate you seriously don't understand what happened?
He not only got the forehead of a player crashing in the softest part of the skull but also got his head smacked on the deck straight after

ZzZCalintZzZ

can agree he is a beast

Shake_n_bake

I have Fyfe and if he misses hes goneski. Just have to win league game cant do that with him on the pine. To early in the season to count on my rookies. He was so out of it not sure how he’s going to come back early days.

peterpan

Have a bit of a dilemma like most. Hoff & Simo. Both are underperforming.

Sideways trade to:
Whitfield/Worpel or Stewart/Boak

Haven’t used a trade yet, but don’t feel like losing another $90k in these two premos again this week.

Other option is to trade into rookies that will cash up? However I have all the big name rookies.

dontblushbaby

Not sure why Gibbons is being traded,no value and a waste of a trade, I believe he won't play this week and could be a valuable donut as Carlton play a lot of late games.

Psycho muppet

Is Damo actually the phantom?

Lekdog

Talks about WA too much

ZzZCalintZzZ

TopHawk you sticking with Rockliff?

TOPHAWK1

Yes mate. I will keep him around for another week or two. His head knock was far less severe that the one Fyfe copped. Rocky's BE is still very manageable at 96 so if he plays he should not bleed much cash, if at all. I have traded out Dunkley and Fyfe this week and haved pounced on Libba (Still cheap, but not next week) and grabbed Whitfield as well via DPP. I will have $450K in the warchest after these two trades. If Rocky spuds it up I will have the coin to turn him straight into Lachie Neale next week. If Rocky misses he can just sit on the bench this week. I still feel when Rocky has recovered he will continue to produce decent output. Sticking with him for now. What are you planning to do?

ZzZCalintZzZ

I'm doing the same with Fyfe to Libba. Giving Rockliff a chance too like you said. He was on 43pts before his knock which is not the end of the world, he would have finished 80 odd at least. Fyfe is a worry to me though

Locked and Loaded

Dunkley > Rozee
Brodie Smith > Lloyd

Don’t hate me

DavidC

Just hold mate.

paul

Dunkley out for me. Libba is playing too well in that roll now.

Ando

Has Laird been getting tagged? Or is Smith and Milera stealing his points?

Russty_

I think it's both at times Ando, bit of a worry, not scoring like the beast of old, needs a big ton to stop dropping in price this week.

Ando

A bit of a worry indeed Russty. I'm considering trading him to Lloyd but that would require 2 trades. Seeing as though Dunkley hasn't been great, he'd become Worpel in order to fund the move.

Lekdog

Yeah he has been getting tagged

Beezneez

Hawthorn and Geelong have targeted Laird to limit his influence as a key to beating Adelaide. He had one possession in the first quarter last week but still managed 80 for the game. Doedee taking intercept marks hasn't helped the Crow defenders being able to run and carry.

Ken

Thoughts on Fyfe to Bont? Bont seems to be playing more midfield time

kinglear009

Bont finally seems to have been allowed into the mid and he's been a clearance beast for what I've seen – I think finally come into his own.

Russty_

Scans confirmed Tim Kelly suffered a low grade Ankle sprain..still has to prove himself ok in a fitness test this week.
Not many good options on my bench to replace him with if he misses, Balta, Burgess or Setterfield…ugh!

Sharkmove_King

Burgess and Setterfield might go okay this week as Suns play Blues

Beezneez

He has stated he wont be training tomorrow – not a good sign.

NoLanguage96

Community I have $620k in the bank this week due to a double downgrade last week so looking at either a mid or fwd upgrade, would love your thoughts?

Atkins/Gibbons/Setterfield to MacRae (have Neale already)

OR

Burgess to Kelly/Boak

Russty_

Hey NL, don't think MacRae's gonna drop in price anytime soon, don't think Kelly's price will fluctuate much, I'd get Mac in while you can.

NoLanguage96

Cheers Russty,

Yeah was leaning towards MacRae. I'll wait till teams are named obviously but thinking Gibbons might be the one to make way, unless Atkins doesn't get picked.

TommyC99

Pies dont tag often but wouldnt put it past bucks to tag Macrae this week? He could well do what he did round 1 and just back our midfield to beat theirs but ya never know.

nankthetank

Bont is almost more likely to be tagged than macrae simply due to his influence on the game due to clearances and size. Macrae is like titch in that he is almost untagable but also not crucial to be tagged

TradesGuru

Mids score more than forwards always upgrade your mids first.

NoLanguage96

Agreed! Just gotta decide who gets the chop for Macrae out of Gibbons, Atkins or Setterfield.

Russty_

Gibbons first I think, he isn't very good..except in the VFL. At least Atkins is known as a tackler, Setterfield should still make money albeit slowly if he stays getting a game.

NoLanguage96

He's pretty average isn't he. I think Gibbons has to go

Tommo76

hey guys, which option please. Still 30 trades.

1. Dusty – Kelly/Menegola
2. Hore – Lockhart (if named) and Dusty – Sloane
3. Dunkley – Dahlhaus and Dusty – Bont/Sloane
4. Dusty – Libba
That middle bye round i seem to have a few out, but i reckon i can afford to own one more. Which means getting one of those cats players would mean i'd have to most likely have to pass on any round 13 players until the byes.

Be great to hear which option you would take!

Russty_

Libba will be the same price as Dusty is now in a few weeks if he keeps going like this..could even end up a top 8.

TommyC99

You wouldnt be concerned that it would just end up being another trade having to be used down the line? Is 2 trades worth around 200k?

Russty_

Only if Libba gets injured before he gets to 500k and he could the way he's going, could also be a keeper too but it's just speculation mate.
I started with him in the hope that eventually he can become Macrae.
Dahl could also end up having to be traded out…Kelly, Menegola, Bont and Sloane probably the safest picks.

The Bont

Is it worth going Dunkley to Boak

Sharkmove_King

I think it is, if you haven't traded too much yet

COREYSC

I have 30 trades left but te only way I can do it is to trade Gibbons to Stack and then Dunkley to Boak I’m ranked 631

Swans2012

Feels a bit like points chasing…..and it’s a wait till on the bubble for stack despite his good debut

Sharkmove_King

I'd do that Corey. Ranked 631 you may as well go for it. You will still have 28 trades after Round 3 (that's fine).

Understand Swans point about points chasing, however I do believe you picked Dunkley hoping it would get more mid time. We have had 3 weeks to see that isn't happening, and on the other hand Boak is getting more mid time than previous years.

Swans makes another good point on Stack. I think you should strongly consider Lockhart instead. Sure, he hasn't set the world on fire , but he's 102k & DPP. Trust me , I went early on Worpel last year and it killed me through the byes.

COREYSC

Cheers mate,

For me I have to weigh up whether Dunkley will be a top 6 forward.

If he’s not, then trading to Boak is probably this week or later on due to only having 24K in the bank I need to make a downgrade to trade Dunkley up to Boak. Because after next week Dunkley will drop in price and Boak will rise even further so I’m not sure if I can wait another week

I went for Sydney Stack because he has a greater ceiling and job security Lockhart I’m not so
Sure about after the Hore debarcle and his scoring is very low as a small forward

Lekdog

Yep

Bells

LOL – the start.

Lekdog

lel

Russty_

That noise you made when Patch mentioned Kade Simpson Lek…slight frustration perhaps?…;)

Ando

Surely Lachie Neale cops more attention from hereon in?

NoLanguage96

Not if Brad Scott is coaching zzz

Holty01

I think the tag will almost always go to Zorko. Neale has copped attention before and still manages to get his hands on the pill.
I started Neale because of Zorko.

COREYSC

Yeah so did I Zorko is basically non-existent when tagged Neale can still plenty of the pill on the inside

TysonBallsack

Fyfe to Neale everyone

Neale is a beast and he's playing for a better team. He is also apparently getting mentored by the same guy that mentored Titch. Also he is a very durable player only missing a few games in his last five seasons.

Don't get me wrong. Fyfe is a gun however, he is somewhat injury prone (take a look at the number of games he's played throughout his career).
He is likely to miss this week and you'll be missing A LOT of points. Also coming back from a concussion like that might affect his game and scoring output.

Dunkley to Boak

Dunkley's role in the team is iffy. He is the 4th/5th option in the Bulldogs mid behind guys such as MacRae, Libba etc. Where as Boak seems to be the main man for Port.

COREYSC

Trying to get he Dunkley to Boak move done but it will involve downgrading Gibbons to
Stack this week, I still have 30 trades left and ranked 631

TysonBallsack

That might be worth doing. The other option is to give Dunkley one more chance if you believe he can get up, but if he doesn't get up it'll cost more to get Boak.

I'm going Dunkley to Boak this week with 28 trades left…going for that overall ๐Ÿ™‚

COREYSC

Yeah I only have 24K so yeah I’m not sure if I’ll be able to afford him with a downgrade to get dunkley next week.

Where are you ranked? I’m at 631

TysonBallsack

I'm ranked 2053 right now, I'm still going for that overall, its not too late for me haha

COREYSC

Definitely not too late mate your in the hunt for sure!

Bells

Out: Fyfe and Simpson
In: Neale, Whitfield

Madness? Point chasing personified?

I can jump back on Fyfe after Libba tops out in 4 weeks – or another rookie.

Blueth

good trades if you've got 30, or 29 left

Stacky23

trade or hold yeo, got 20k and is the only underperforming player left in my team after dumping mundy last week

Brokenchairs

Coming back from an interrupted pre-season/toe injury, also been copping a tag.

Although he hasn't tonned up yet, he's still looking bloody good with ball in hand. I'll be sticking with him, backing him to come good over the next few weeks.

Dermin8r

Hold, he started slow last year then picked up again

Kyle

Dunkley to Marshall or Dahlhaus?

Bog Rat

Good question Kyle, I'm liking Dahlhaus as well, 3 games and tonned up in all 3 but not a lot of talk on him is there something i'm missing ?

Dermin8r

I did Dunkley to Dahlhaus so I could upgrade Goldy to Grundy. Good Luck!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Looks like Neale is the flavour of the week this week.

TommyC99

What’s everyone doing with Dunkley? Don’t think he gets the pill enough to be a consistent reliable scorer.

Lekdog

Considering trading him

Dermin8r

I traded him for Dahlhaus last week so I could upgrade Goldy to Grundy

JohnDJ59

Keeping for now.

Russty_

Who'd you turf Simmo for John?

JohnDJ59

Whitfield, but I had to trade someone else out to be able to afford it.

Russty_

No matter mate, you got the right guy…just try to hold off on one trade on a week you might've otherwise done 2.

JohnDJ59

My correction trades are over for now, only up and down trades in the near future, my team is a bit out of wack now, with the trades I have done, so will be targeting midfielders for my upgrades.

KSinny

Thoughts on Burgess > Lockhart then Cogs > Neale.
I feel like we need to get Neale in before he goes up anymore.

kinglear009

I wouldn't advise trading Cogs.

Yeahnah

I wouldn't trade Burgess, has much better JS and could get a decent score this week v Carlton

KSinny

Cheers for the reply, after thinking about it for a Bit I agree and also don't think I should be trading Cogs either.

TradesGuru

Mate Neale is already 650k he wont increase by more than 60k for the rest of the season. Surely you have a sub 100 mid that you can upgrade first?

Jake

Admin please email me?!

Lekdog

?

Russty_

Beware Lek, it could be Jamal Hydenzek

Hawks131415

Lek, email me mate, sites Farked

Moe Szyslak

Friends, bit of a conundrum over here!!!

Sitting at top 18% and had a mediocre start so far with some glaring holes, but not sure what next steps should be – whilst my team is not looking great, there's no immediate option that stands to significantly improve my team? Considering giving it another week and holding trades (none used so far) before going shopping and looking to get Neale etc in next week.

DEF: Lloyd, Williams, B. Smith, Collins, Scrimshaw, Duursma (Clark, Hore)
MID: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Oliver, Coniglio, Walsh, Cousins, Constable (Butters, Scott, Gibbins)
RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
FWD: Dangerfield, Heeney, Darling, Drew, Parker, Setterfield (Petruccelle, Balta)

My punts on Cousins and Darling don't seem to be paying off as yet but I also don't have the cash to move them on to a Top 6 premo just yet, so thinking of sticking fat.

Cash: $26,600

Any potential suggestions or options I should be considering?

JohnDJ59

Your team looks fine Moe, you have identified the weak links in Darling and Cousins, you could keep Cousins for another week at least since he still has cash to make and his scoring isn't that bad, but after that I would be looking to down grade to a rookie on the bubble.

Holty01

Hi community. Just a heads up to anyone thinking of going Marshall. His next 2 weeks will be against Big Boy and Gawn.

Sharkmove_King

Mumford & Grundy on the horizon too

Holty01

Very true. Nice pickup ๐Ÿ‘

Tofa

Love ur work Holty. still gonna watch him and his price tho haha

Lekdog

…I still like him

Russty_

He handled Bellchambers and Clarke ok Holty, also got 6 tackles, 6 clearances , 6 marks I think and 40 hitouts, is athletic and does stuff around the ground.

FalseAlarm

His breakeven is -24 mate even Setterfield couldn't lose money with a breakeven that low.
If he only score 50 he'll still go up by 30k and as Rusty said TBC and Clarke were candy for him so BigBoy and Marshmallow Max shouldn't cause him any problems

Holty01

Didn’t play Clarke mate. Plus I wouldn’t personally be tempted with a 340k player only to try and make you 60k. If u think he is a keeper though, he is worth a punt

Derek

Trade out Dusty. I have 3 options.

1) Dusty to Neale. Sounds great but it would mean finding $122k, no rookie has that much fat, it would need to be BrodieSmith to someone.

2) Dusty to Whitfield. Stupid price changes means I’m a few dollars short, means I need to cull a Setterfield, no great loss, but 2 trades needed.

3) Dusty to someone of same price who will be in best SuperCoach 22. Already have Hurn and Kelly. Maybe Boak, Gray, Wallis, Menagola? Only one sideways trade.

kyle

Maybe Sloane?

Derek

Mundy to Sloane last week.

kyle

ah ok

JohnDJ59

I like option 2 and 3, Whitfield should be in the top three defenders, Setterfield probably only has one more week of making any decent cash. Going straight to Boak also works as you would expect him to be a top six fwd.

Swans2012

Consider Sydney’s z jones (def), has been getting his midfield minutes ramped up last couple 3 weeks from 50% to 60% to 80% last week (might not be exact figures as Cant find the article now). We need his dash and hardness in the middle this year so reckon he stays there, makes cash from dusty and can’t see him averaging less than 90 and most likely 95-100 I’m feeling….

Or just do the 2 trades get Whitfield and take the guess work out…..

Valens_FC

I like 3 Derek. Remaining midfield spots need to be kept open for nailed on top 10. You can go Neale with two trades or get menegola or Boak with one trade and take care of a a nailed on top 6 FWD.

as you’ve said many times don’t under value trades. You can pick off midfield premos when you’ve got the cash to do it.

Derek

good call. Just use one trade is preferred option. I really like Menagola, just don’t like his bye

kinglear009

Yeah, same boat as me. Have Danger, Menegola and Heeney. Want to trade in Kelly – hes a gun – and I think it's quite possible, just need to be able to shift one of them into the midfield come bye round 13.

NoLanguage96

I'd go 3 Derek. Probably Boak if you don't like Menegolas bye

Shake_n_bake

Hold on to him for 1 more week l play you in Magnificent 7!

TradesGuru

Looks like you're only interested in players that ranked high in previous years Derek. You should play the game for 2019 rather than 2018, 2017 those years are finished. Sheed is the obvious choice, if you already have him have a look at some lions.

TommyC99

Naturally he's looking for players who have ranked high in previous years because they are a good chance of ranking high again. Not sure Sheed is an obvious choice either. Been good for 3 games. Hasn't proven he is top 10 mids nor will he make you enough cash to warrant the trade.

Derek

yep, good point.

My midprice players, i'm about 2 out of 12 over the last 4 years. just not good at picking the break out players.

i like the 'fallen premium' types, a bit more certainty.

Holty01

I’m trading out Neale since everyone seems to be trading him in. Shark move๐Ÿค”

Russty_

Sure is mate haha, his average is uncomfortably high, bet it'll drop down to 140 at some point..not worth having ๐Ÿ˜‰

HarryH76

Great call! Cripps and Danger traded out for me. Their high scores are taking up way too much room on my screen and I like to be a rebel and go with PODs instead. Bringing in K Jack and M Hannan

TradesGuru

Brilliant move. I hope your trading him for Setterfield Atkins or Gibbons

Derek

The ‘Holt Manoeuvre’

FearTheBeard

What to do with Rocky?

Tony

I'm thinking Fyfe to Libba and B Smith to Whitfield. Will be my first trades. Thoughts guys

DEE

exactly the same as what I’m thinking mate!

Hawks131415

Fix the site can you??? Doin my head in!!

Rick Grimes

Are you also getting that Sorry message trying to access JR site? Thought it might just be me. Annoying as bugggery.

Hawk131415

Yes sir, now on my phone it goes to Twitter ?? Just about over it

Hawk131415

Lek????

Russty_

Sounds like a royal pain in the Arse fellas, something to do with using multiple devices maybe?…I haven't experienced any issues, I just use the laptop, probably bugs to do with them changing their servers etc recently.
Have you guys emailed Lek about it yet?

Hawk131415

No I haven’t mate, thought he might just see it on here, there a few guys I think having the same problems? I normally just use my laptop too but not now,

Hawk131415

Where do I email Lek at??

Hawk131415

Oh, and thanks for the win on the weekend Russty, if Fyfe didn’t get KO’d you would of got me easy, I’ve had a shocking start to this season!

Russty_

Haha no worries mate, I only got up in 2 out of 10 but dem's da breaks, need to stop making silly Captain decisions lol

Lekdog

Hey mate, clear your cache on whatever device you use and you'll be sweet. Working for almost everybody else

Hawks131415

Oh ok, cheers mate, do it when home from work, ignore my other request, thanks man,

Hawk131415

Lek you are a legend mate, im no computer genius( im a bit old school) but the advice you gave was spot on and i applaud you sir, im back, thanks so much mate, massively appreciated,,,,

The Bont

Thourghts on trading Dunkley to Marshall

Rick Grimes

I'm interested in him, but is he a keeper or a stepping stone? Surelu wont average 110 for the year. So will be two trades and not sure it's worth it.

Dan

Thoughts on:
Dunkley to T Kelly/Boak
&
Fyfe to Whitfield (via DPP)

(I have 29 trades left).
I'm especially trying to think through the Fyfe trade, as I see him being a top 6 mid at the end of the season, but may lose points and value for the next 4-6 weeks until he has fully recovered.

Jonathan Lenkic

Nice pod guys. 2395 this week, moving in the right direction ๐Ÿ™‚

Lekdog

So good

The Green Shoots

Hey guys which option is best this is the current side ; have 30 trades

Defence Simpson Hurn Crisp Moore Ridley Clark (Hore Joyce)

Midfield Macrae cripps Neale M crouch Cogs Butters Constable Duursma (Atkins Scott Gibbons)

Rucks Gawn Goldy (Sweet)

Forwards Danger Heeney Dunkley Drew Parker Setterfield (Petrucelle Burgess)

15k

Was thinking of going
Option 1 Simpson to Williams (on belief Williams will be top 8 defender

Option 2 Simpson to Whitfield
Dunkley to Libba (Libba continue to avg. 105 would most likely b mid 8 – cash generation will b hard this year so could b vital to have someone like him)

Option 3 Stick fat with Dunkley and Simpson to another defender

Would love your thoughts and comments community.

Derek

Is there any way for getting Dunkley to TimKelly?

The Green Shoots

Don't have the $$$ would have to be done over a few weeks

Derek

Hore to Lockhart gives you just enough cash to go Dunkley to Timkelly.

Lockhart has DPP gives you a swing set with Duursma in guts, that is great even if Lockhart doesn’t play, plus he is $102k. Any games will make cash

TelescopicCox

Any pressing issues here? PODS Crisp and Darling failed to fire but I’m not overly concern. Had a 2200 last week and dropped to 13k

D – Lloyd Crisp Williams Moore Clark Duursma (Wilkie, Hore)
M – Macrae, Cripps, Treloar, Cogs, M.Crouch, Walsh, Constable, Butters (Scott, Atkins, Gibbons)
R – Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
F – Danger, Heeney, Darling, Setterfield, Drew, Balta (Petruccelle, Balta)

Cheers

Gibbs

Should I be trading or holding Fyfe? Have 29 trades left with my only other issue being Kade Simpson, who I was thinking of trading to Whifield! If I trade Fyfe it will be to Neale

DavidC

The million dollar question. If it was just the one week then normally you'd hold. The big question is how long it takes to get his form back. That was a pretty severe head knock. There are a lot trading him out to Neale. I don't have him but I am holding Rocky.

Brn

Fyfe could miss multiple weeks. 100% trade him to Neale

HarryH76

It's a much tougher call when it involves injury. How many times have we heard a player being 'close' to playing then takes many weeks. And the converse, hear someone will be out for a long time then comes back in 2 weeks. It might have been a bad concussion but surely it's only a week isn't it? I don't have Fyfe but he's a planned upgrade and superstar. I'd hold unless clear news comes through later in the week. And when Ross is the Boss, that news is unlikely to be forthcoming unfortunately!

TradesGuru

I'd hold Fyffe. Anybody who started him should have expected him to miss at least 4 games because he's only averaged 15 games p/year over the last 4 years. If you weren't aware of that blame your lack of research skills or the site censors who deleted most of my critically important posts during the preseason.

TommyC99

Is there merit in trading Hore or Gibbons if neither play for Lockhart if hes named? His JS looks a little shaky but DPP and only 102k could be handy

DavidC

He hasn't been scoring real good, 57 on the weekend with 2 goals. Dpp is handy but I'd wait a week and jump on Stack.

The mighty wokkas

Too late to jump onto Libba, sheed or even b crouch?

Holty01

I think you should only jump on now if you think they are keepers.

HarryH76

Agreed. I have 3 upgrades left in midfield and planning on 3 out of Macrae, Fyfe, Neale or Kelly. If he fits into your plan go for it, but make sure you plan ahead

TOPHAWK1

Get on Libba mate. Still cheap at $379K. He is averaging 118 SC after his first 3 rounds. That is Elite. Next week you will get chump change out of $450K to secure his services. If he stays fit, this is the last chance you will be able to grab him below $400K. Just my take mate. Good luck!

TradesGuru

It depends on whether or not you have premium potatoes in the middle like Martin, Merrett, Pendlebury and/or whether you're upgrading to them.
If you've got the premium potatoes definitely not too late. if you're upgrading same deal just remember that in either scenario you'll probably have to trade Libba and crouch out at some stage

Yoo

Dunkley-,Boak ?
nic newman Out?
tom rockcliff Out?

SC_Donkey

Last week was gonna pull the trigger on
Simmo to Stewart
Dusty to Fyfe
Glad only went ahead with Simmo to Stewart
As much as Dusty been giving me the head ache, In a way I'm glad held on him to Fyfe. Kinda dodge a bullet, now I can look at moving Dusty to Neale, Bont or Lloyd.
Leaning more to Lloyd
Bont has been running free and will be doing it all year, who will opponent tag in the bulldogs outfit. There's too many of them.
Worried Neale will start getting attention(tagged) don't think he's ever experienced being tagged and don't know how he'll handle the tag.

Sam_01

Current structure
Back: lloyd Williams smith Clarke scrimshaw duursma (Burgess Wilkie
Mid: macrae treloar Cripps crouch Steele libba walsh constable (butters Scott Atkins
Ruck: Grundy Gawn
Fwd: danger heeny Dunkley Moore drew setters (Parker Petruccelle)
Thoughts on Dunkley and Steele out to Neale and Ridley via dpp or rowan Marshall instead up fwd? Have good rookies so I can cover if they got dropped if it comes to it

DavidC

Marshall a bit risky with Longer a chance to come back in. Kelly would be the one to get if he passes his fitness test. Jack Martin is an interesting one to look at, playing mainly mid at GC.

Mick

My team:
B: Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Clark, Duursma, Burgess (McKay, Hore)
M: Macrae, Cripps, Neale, Oliver, M Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Constable (B Scott, Gibbons, Atkins)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Sweet)
F: Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Drew, Parker, Setterfield (Petrucelle, Balta)

I still have 30 trades with only 18k in the bank. I don't feel the need to urgently trade anyone out yet, but I am not convinced with a few of my rookies who aren't performing well at all. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Tyruddanaut

I would hold unless you want to go Scott to Stack a week eqrly

Booma

Harris Andrews > Whitfield or hold the trade? Could also get Lloyd but leaves me without much bank. Thoughts

Tyruddanaut

Lloyd over Whitfield. It doesn’t matter.

Hope oof is a kpd so scoring will be inconsistent, however, that is not a good thing. Make sure he won’t score well this week and hit the button

TradesGuru

Don't trade out Andrews unless he's broken