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Heroes, Villains and The Damned: Round 13

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The second week of the Byes is over, and some teams are feeling the pinch. Big name players missed the round, and plenty of scores suffered for it. We needed some heroes this week more than ever. Who were they?

Heroes

The Crows had a great win to start the round, beating the Tigers by 33 points. Reilly O’Brien (181) had one of the best games from a ruckman this season, with 19 touches, five marks, seven tackles, and 54 hit outs. He also went at 89% efficiency with his disposals, and would’ve rewarded those who dared to VC him. Brad Crouch (129) collected the ball at will, and finished with 43 touches for the day. His disposal efficiency was at 60%, which hurt his output, while Rory Sloane (125) continued to impress this year with 28 touches and two goals. Sloane will be a top-8 midfielder if he keeps his form up. Rory Laird (121) had 32 touches, but uncharacteristically 20 were handballs. He still used it exceptionally well, going at 93% efficiency.

Dustin Martin (108) was good in the loss, with 32 touches and two goals. He had five clangers that hurt, but he needed more help from his teammates. Sydney Stack (103) has been great since his introduction into the senior side, and he continued that form with 22 touches. He also missed two shots at goal, which would’ve boosted his score.

Zach Merrett (138) has been superb this season, and continued on in that way with 28 touches and a goal against the Hawks. He’s looking good for a top-10 spot in the midfield, so look to get him in. Darcy Parish (110) is relishing in that new midfield role he’s playing, and managed 21 disposals and a goal. People questioned whether he’d get the same minutes with Shiel back in, but he seems to have taken Smith’s and some of Stringer’s as well, especially after the latter went down with injury.

Ricky Henderson (121) has been superb this season so far, playing as a link up between Hawthorn’s defence and forward line. He had 31 touches and 11 marks, but he also went at 87%, which is very promising. He’s a serious POD, and you’d have to have massive gonads to select him.

The Suns and the Saints played another classic, with the Saints prevailing by four points. Jack Billings (169) was huge in the win, with 33 touches and two goals. He also laid 11 tackles and took eight marks. Rowan Marshall (122) was dominant as well, with 18 touches and 40 hit outs. He’s been superb this season so far, and is making a case for a top six spot in your forward line. Seb Ross (111) has been quiet this year, but had 31 touches in the win. Anthony Miles (118) stepped up for the Suns, with 27 touches, seven marks, six tackles and a goal, but unfortunately didn’t have much help elsewhere.

Michael Walters (158) was the match-winner for the Dockers, with 6 goals to go with his 25 touches in a great game. He stood up in the last quarter and spurred Freo over the line. Nat Fyfe (129) was just as influential with 37 touches and 10 clearances, and would’ve been a great Vice Captaincy option. Travis Boak (121) went toe-to-toe with Fyfe, and put on a great display. He had 36 touches and a goal, with eight clearances as well. Scott Lycett (111) had a good game as well, with 17 touches, 21 hit outs and five clearances, but he had seven clangers which really hurt him. 

Saturday night provided us with an absolute classic, with huge performances everywhere. Charlie Curnow (154) almost dragged Carlton home with 7 goals from 17 touches. Matthew Kreuzer (119) dominated the ruck with 46 hit outs as well as a goal, while Sam Petrevski-Seton (111) was good in the middle with an efficient 18 touches. Despite his score, Kade Simpson (79) deserves to be in here, purely because he donned the sleeves for the first time this season.

Josh Dunkley (173) dominated in the midfield, and collected 41 touches and a goal to prove his tank is big enough. He also laid ten tackle which really helped out his score. Jack Macrae (150) also went huge with 37 disposals himself. He used it a bit better than Dunkley, and also laid eight tackles. Caleb Daniel (114) continued his great start to the year with 32 touches off the half back flank, while Marcus Bontempelli (112) was tagged but still managed 27 touches and seven clearances.

Zac Williams (143) has been red hot in games where Whitfield has missed. He had 28 touches off the half back flank, as well as kicking a goal. He used the ball really well and had a great game. Stephen Coniglio (130) dominated through the midfield, collecting 27 touches and kicking two goals. He linked up really nicely with Josh Kelly (128), who also had a great game with 35 touches and one goal. Shane Mumford (117) was evenly matched with Todd Goldstein (97), who was the Kangaroos’ highest scorer despite not cracking the ton. Mumford had 52 hit outs to Goldstein’s 41. Tim Taranto (105) cracked the ton as well and is becoming a consistent performer for us. I don’t think he’s in the top 10 midfielders for the rest of the year, but look to him for 2020.  

Villains

Marvel Security Guards (absolutely 0) were kicking blokes out left, right and centre for having a bit of banter. Blowtorch on you, Gil, for allowing these flogs ruin our fun.

With Laird and Smith playing off halfback, Wayne Milera (52) has found himself in the forward line. If he doesn’t kick a bag, he finds it hard to score SuperCoach points, which is what happened on Thursday night. Bachar Houli (68) has been heavily targeted recently as a trade in option, and was quiet with 23 touches for the night. He didn’t use the ball overly well either, which hurt his scoring.

Jaeger O’Meara (43) got plenty of the ball with 24 touches, but he was closely followed around the ground by Dylan Clarke, so a lot of his touches were ineffective. Jack Gunston (58) is turning into a downhill skier, and barely gets involved unless the Hawks are on a roll. He only had 13 touches and a goal. Dylan Shiel (61) only had the 20 touches for the day, and wasn’t that influential. He copped a knock as well, but he played out the game.

Brayden Fiorini (77) was quieter with only 22 touches and a missed shot on goal, but he went at 72%, which isn’t terrible. He just needs to bridge the gap between his best and worst.

Luke Ryan (88) probably doesn’t deserve to be here for his score alone, but he’s in here for the fact he had 47 points at quarter time, and couldn’t manage to double his effort in the remaining three quarters. 10 first quarter touches finished as 16 for the game, but he used it really well. Connor Blakely (79) is in here for the same reasons, after having 43 at quarter time. He finished with only 21 touches, and had three clangers. Connor Rozee (44) wasn’t a match-winner today, sorry Kane. He only had 13 touches for the day, and his efficiency was horrendous, at 38%. David Mundy (76) was quiet as well, with 21 touches at 57%. He also missed two shots at goal.

After last week’s heroics, Patrick Cripps (78) hurt a lot of people who trusted him with their captaincy. He had 22 touches, but 16 were handballs, and he could barely find it early as the Dogs’ midfield dominated. Sam Walsh (50) was just as quiet with 22 touches himself, while Nic Newman (64) only managed 16 touches in the loss. Mitch McGovern (30) has been significantly underwhelming this season, and this performance proved that. He had 6 touches, and was saved by a goal, but still only went at 50% for his limited disposals.

Jeremy Cameron (54) had very little impact against Robbie Tarrant. He had 9 touches and a goal, but used it pretty well when he got it. Hopefully this is one of his quietest weeks. He’s the sort of player who goes huge or stays quiet. Ben Cunnington (59) was tagged by de Boer all day and his scoring suffered. He only had 16 touches and might come under scrutiny for his tackle on de Boer which left him unable to play out the last quarter. Ben Brown (61) was inaccurate in front of goal, kicking two and missing three. He did take six marks to go with his ten touches though.

Damned

Noah Balta (51) didn’t manage a kick, but he had seven handballs and nine hit outs for the day. With the bye coming up, it seems like a good time to cash in on Balta. Liam Baker (66) seems to also be running out of legs and the bye should do him some good, but he’s cash generation has all but dried up, so look to flick him this week.

Tom Liberatore (30) went off early with a knee injury and didn’t return. The Doggies confirmed he’ll have minor surgery to repair damaged cartilage, so he’ll miss around six weeks.

Prodigies

Patrick Naish (67) was good again in his second game, with 19 touches. He’s on the bubble now, but has the bye, so look to prioritise others this week before bringing him in next week. Dylan Clarke (76) shut down Cripps last week, and did a great job on O’Meara this week whilst also scoring well himself. He should hold his spot and start making cash for your teams.

Nick Hind (43) played his first game for the year, and had 7 disposals and a goal. He went at 100% efficiency, but with only seven touches, he may struggle to hold his spot. Wait until he’s on the bubble before you decide if you’ll bring him in. Ben King (39) kicked two goals but still is yet to have a good SuperCoach game. Jack Lukosius (56) didn’t kick a goal, and only managed 10 touches for the day.

Xavier Duursma (64) was okay with 21 touches at 10 marks, but he didn’t use the ball that well. Zak Butters (65) had less touches (14) but kicked a goal and used it a bit better, while Brett Bewley (57) played his third game and had 13 touches and a goal. He only went at 53% efficiency as well, so that hurt his output.

Ryan Gardner (22) was traded in early by many, and didn’t give many people happy Saturday nights with only 3 touches for his subpar score. He kicked a goal, which really helped him. Bailey Smith (76) had a good game, with 13 touches and a goal. He went at 100% efficiency, which is impressive, but he only had three kicks, which hurt a little. Michael Gibbons (34) was very quiet after last week with 11 touches for the day. He also missed a shot at goal and didn’t lay a tackle, so his score suffered for it.

Nick Larkey (40) was quiet all day with only nine touches, but a goal helped. The conditions didn’t really suit key forwards and that didn’t go in his favour at all. Luke Davies-Uniacke (60) was quiet with 13 touches, but nine were contested and he managed seven clearances as well, while Jake Stein (74) played well in his first game. He managed nine touches, but had eight tackles and went at a pretty good efficiency as well.

How did you go, community? Who were your heroes and villains?

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redherringfc

The coach of Red Herring FC is my villain this week.

How could he plan so poorly for this round?

The guy’s a total flog and if he doesn’t turn it around next week, I’m outta here.

Patch

My 1794 apparently seems quite good, especially considering I only had 16.

BUT… two of those were O'Brien and Billings who are basically gods now so did I cheat? I dunno. How'd you go?

Patch

Supercoach NOW OPEN, too! Hit us up with rank changes!

JohnDJ59

Hi Patch, scored 1755 won five of my nine league games, am now in the top eight in seven of my leagues and moved up 6,558 places to be ranked 14,419. My heroes were Dunkley, Walters and Williams.

iLoveNMFC

Scored 1774 and went down 30 odd to 225, not too bad.

COREYSC

1737 with 16 players moved up 17 spots in the rankings to 1154

Daz

1856 went up 86 in ranks to be 148, could of been better if I paid attention to the game times and loopholed correctly.

JohnDJ59

A very good score Holty and a great ranking, as long as your team is set for after the byes and the most important part, you have enough trades left you should be fine.

Holty01

Thanks John. Hopefully I have a bit of luck this week and have no outs. It certainly hurts your bye scores when you have to take scores like Gardner’s

Ned_Starkers

1883 with 17. Crept into the top 1,000 for the first time this year.
Planning on Neale and Boak in this week, (could be talked out of either tbh), but will still only have 17 to field even with 3 trades.

Mark Fawcett

2,214 and moved up 25,000 positions. Terrible season after finishing110th overall last year. Currently around 10,000!!! Hoping to move up a bit more after the byes. Currently, have 16 on the field but hoping for 19 after these 3 trades. A big game from ROB and good one's from Laird, Williams, Fyfe, Macrae, Coniglio, Taranto, Crouch, Dunkley, Boak, Daniel and Green:)

Westy

Ridiculous score! Well done!

redherringfc

What a great score!

I thought it would have been close to top for the round. Having had a look, a fair way off.

2454 was top. That beat me by 1015.

Jimmy

Parker or Dunkley??

Pieman

I'm thinking dunkley mainly for the swing. Parker would be a more solid pick but with 10 trades after this week I'm thinking of covering my fwds

Fearthebeard

How long has Whitfield got left Injured?

I have laird Hurn Lloyd Williams.

Sicily and Ryan where my targets but neither are screaming pick me? Am I missing something? Last upgrade 😑

Fearthebeard

How long has Whitfield got left Injured?

Was going sicily or Ryan for final defender (have Lloyd, Hurn, Williams, laird and keeping Hore.

Can’t really say sicily or Ryan screaming pick me. It’s my final trade so any advise is great.

Thanks

Patch

Tom Stewart would be my pick down back Beardy

Fearthebeard

Thanks patch! How long you think is left on Whitfield?

Fearthebeard

Also patch quick question. You think rocky is worth trading out for Oliver?

Big G

Marshall or Daniel?

Patch

Head says Daniel, gut says Marshall. #yolo it up and go with Marshall

redherringfc

I wrote Marshall off as genuine contender, but I’m now thinking about bringing him in to fill my last fwd spot and bringing T kelly in as a mid. Daniel isn’t on my radar.

So Marshall for me.

Big G

I think Daniel is a safer bet, but Marshall has a bigger ceiling and has dual position status.

Digger

Does Marshall have DP status?

Big G

I thought he was forward/ruck but that might want to be double checked.

Lazza

Only a FWD.

NoLanguage96

Marshall

Westy

1752 – went up approx 13000 places but have been rubbish this year.
Looking to bring in Fyfe for Libya (which would leave me with 29k, but then how to bring in Gawn for Goldie?)

Westy

Libba not Libya, but then again he has been operating as a bit of a failed state.

LordDeb

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Razor

Dunkley – Neale
Dunkley – Marshall
Marshall – Parker

Thoughts on which trade?

Chucky

Are you trading out Marshall or Dunkley? If so just don't do it.

COREYSC

I think he means which two upgrades come into his side

JohnDJ59

Dunkley-Neale

Derek

Held Libba to get me through the byes, especially round 13. Real kick in guts.

Even worse, he dropped in value and I’m $6k short for one trade Libba to Lloyd.

COREYSC

How many trades do you have left Holty?

Holty01

12. 9 after this week

Rick Grimes

What's the story with Logue? Was a popular choice pre-season, very tidy 91 first up. Priced at $160k. Any job security?

Holty01

i think he replaced Pearce down back. After his performance yesterday, can’t see him getting dropped

No idea

Thinking of trading Smith down to him this week- Logue was a high draft pick who was injured all last year. Can't do any worse than Smith lately and frees up lots of cash

silversovereign

1611 cough splutter, had 17 on field when none of Burgess, rocky or drew got up. Kicking myself for not making an extra trade in rd 12 to give me further back up. Also kicking myself for holding drew. He’s been averaging about 30 touches and kicking goals in the 2s but decided to trade him this week as he’s obviously fallen out of favour. Rolled the dice on Cripps after vc’ing fyfe. He’s now burnt me both times I have captained him but I still love him. Planning to bring in Neale, rich and the bont this week. Hopefully round 14 brings better days.

JohnDJ59

If your VC scores 125 or over, take it, don't get greedy.

silversovereign

Normally I would. But I decided to take a chance in what was going to be a low scoring week. Thems the breaks!

CalebCripps922

Upgrading Walsh to
Merrett
Bont
Gaff
Parker
Would like it to be Parker but 620k is a lot.
Thoughts?

silversovereign

I’m going bont. He’s been very consistent this year and averages over a ton at marvel. Has 5 more at marvel in the next 6. If Libba is out for a while it might mean extra midfield time too. At only $530k, he’s cheap as chips.

Ja191

Any idea if Steele plays this week? In that case Neale will be tagged twice in the next 3 weeks and could be a lot cheaper

dontblushbaby

A few FWD rooks would be good for downgrades, heaps of defenders

NoLanguage96

Thoughts on these trades?

Libba, Hayes and Baker to Merrett, Clarke and Billings.

Would love Dunkley or Walters but haven't got enough coin…

BomberKnighta

I like Merret and Clarke. Would prefer another Saint in Marshall if you don't have him and can afford. Billings still a little dependent on position.

NoLanguage96

Yeah already have Marshall

Derek

Can you hold Baker? Will make some more cash

NoLanguage96

You think? His BE is 100

Rick

Don't do Merrett. He's got three strong taggers coming up.

NoLanguage96

Yeah even though DeBoer is done for two months, I think I'll go Libba to Fyfe and Hayes to Clarke

DavidC

Scored 1943 with 18. Libba the only let down. Rank sored from 22k to just under 10k. First time in the 10k since round 2. Logue is probaby the downgrade target. Will wait on reports on Libba but think he is likely to miss a few.

DavidC

Why did my comment need to be approved by the administrator? Didn't have any links or anything. Strange.

DavidC

Try again. Scored 1943 from 18 with Libba the only fail. Rank sored from 22K to just under 10k, haven't been inside 10k since round 2. Probably Logue for the downgrade target this week and wait on reports for Libba.

Fearthebeard

Is it worth trading rocky to Oliver?

DavidC

I traded Rocky to Fyfe last week. Wait and see if he is named this week, if not I think it might be wise to trade if you are not too short on trades.

Lazza

I’d trade Rocky to any premo whether fe is picked or not .. he is a high risk sub-premo yo yo ..

Fearthebeard

Thanks guys. Low on trades so will see if he’s named. After looking closely at scores it really is not that wide to what Oliver has done anyway.

Beezneez

News this afternoon says he'll be missing again.

Sam_01

Decided not to pull the trigger on Stewart or Ryan
Still don’t have hurn in my team so I’ll look to bring him in next week, if I spend all my cash it will take ages to get him in and he’s miles above the rest this year

Sellars12200

Constable and Stack to Luke Parker and Dylan Clark good trades ?

FearTheBeard

i like it. though as others have said if you need more premiums parker is expensive. i'd look at bont for 100k less.

Derek

Parker has had a good run with Jones and JPK out. You are paying overs for him.

Simon

With ROB showing he can go huge is it worth keeping him and moving Grundy out to free up cash

Sam_01

Ballsy move mate, probably wouldn’t do it on average you lose 30 points a game going rob over Grundy, plus Grundy is a permanent vc/c option

COREYSC

Seems like a waste of a trade just hold Grundy leave the rucks alone set and forget! Gawn, Grundy

Derek

No. Just be happy with the cash. They will experiment with 2 rucks at some stage, or give Jacobs another go at it.

Swoosh111

ROB went huge against Rich with it's 3rd string (at best) ruck.

After the bye, he will have Geelong, Port, Gold Coast, Ess… I anticipate that he will do OK but doubt he will go huge.

Available rucks are Goldy ($524K, 101.2 ave), Kreuzer ($473K, 95.8) and McEvoy ($465K, 95.6). Everyone else averages low 90's and downward.

So bottom line, you are forgoing 30 points in the ruck (and an easy VC option) for a POD ruck and hopefully more points elsewhere.

SeriousSam

You make 344k by turning RO'B into Bines this week but wait two weeks and it will be a 400k profit. If you do it this week it is enough to turn any 102k spud into Lycett ave87+ and gives good enough ruck cover or you could trade out a potatoe worth at least 187k for a Boak, in 2 weeks the 187k spud could be swapped for Macrae.
I don't see how you can get a better advantage than that by trading out Grundy

TelescopicCox

First two trades this week are locked in as Balta & Setterfield to Clarke & Neale.

3rd trade options are as follows:
1. Duursma > Bont
2. Wilkie > Ryan/Sicily/Hurley

Leaning to option 1 and waiting for Hurn & Whitfield, as i'll have 2 premo's left to fill down back

Sam_01

I like option one mate! If just bit the bullet and picked up hurn this week, think I’ll pass on Neale and get Sloane to finnish my midfield this year

FearTheBeard

Anyone know how long Whitfield out for? Tossing up if I wait for him or go for Stewart. (or Ryan, Sicily)

dontblushbaby

He was listed as 2 -3 weeks last week, but GWS are very conservative with injuries especially now that they are travelling well

Fearthebeard

Is it worth holding on Stewart for my final upgrade now if it means I get Whitfield in 2 weeks you think?

dontblushbaby

50/50 go with your gut feel imo

Russty_

Hey Beard, I think Whitfield is still 3 weeks away, plus he'll probably need strength and conditioning after it heals before he plays again, could be a fair bit longer.

KSinny

Thinking of going Gibbons to Clarke and Walsh to Neale. That leaves me with a full premo midfield with M crouch at m8. So I have 10 trades and $61k in the bank to get 1 more Fwd premo and 2 Defender premo's (1 if I keep Brodie smith) Thoughts community?

Sam_01

Looks good to me mate
Do you have lloyd hurn down back and tkelly Boak etc fwd, as in all the big scorers?

KSinny

No unfortunately havnt been able to bring Lloyd or Hurn in yet which sucks, atm I have Sicily, Houli and Ryan in defense but I do have a good fwd line with Danger, Kelly, Boak, Marshall and Heeney.

Sam_01

Depends what your goals are mate if your targeting hurn lloyd or Whitfield might be worth looking at a value mid!

The Ranger

Corbett, yuk.
Burgess, humph.
Answerth, hmmm.
Young, groan.
Hayes, ???

The cash generation hasn't gone according to plan.

COREYSC

100% agree mate, I have all of those guys plus Scott and Stocker I believe I have perfected all my starting premiums this year except all my rookies haha

The Ranger

I'm about 300K short of where I needed to be this round.
Might have to bite the bullet and sideways Hayes to Clarke and Answerth to Logue.
Burgess can sit on the pine all year and swing with Gardner.
Christ knows what to do with Young and Corbett.

dontblushbaby

Is Billings @ 455k value compared to Dunkley & Walters ? I realise the oppo wasn't much on the weekend but he did lay 11 tackles which tells me he is keen, he did finish off the year well last year ? and yes I am one them did say never again, thoughts anyone?

COREYSC

DON’T DO IT!
Sorry my PTSD kicking in from 2018! Haha

Derek

When saints win he scores well. How do you think the saints will go the second half?

He only attended 1 centre bounce.

Rick

Points chasing. Take away his best score and worst score for the year (which happen to be the last two weeks) and you get a more accurate picture of his scoring potential.

dontblushbaby

Ok, thanks for the reality check boys , I did say never again ,just needed a reassurance

Plugga1300

Boak or dunkley? Which one is better to get in side now to finish off fwd line?

Holty01

A month ago I’d have said Boak. Now I would have to go Dunkley

Esha

Even with the $70k price difference?

Lazza

Dunkley… much higher ceiling .. which is why he more expensive

Daz

I know he is expensive at 160k but how do we feel about griffen logue? will replace alex pearce so JS is high could be D7 and make some cash? I like it, if I get him in will have:

hurn, Lloyd, Zwilliams, scilly houli, ryan. (logue, answweth)

Cripps, neale, Macreae, fyfe, cogs, crouches, bont. (stocker, scott, clarke)

grundy, gawn (bines)

TKelly, boak, danger, dunkley, heeny, SETTERFIELD. (young, gardner)

Need 1 more fwd premo, this set up includes this weeks trades.

Could play logue and and have no Lloyd and have BONT/OLIver and a Marshall, daniel or hawkins at fwd. No sure what trade will net more points this week because Ill finish the team the following week. Got all the guns minus Kelly but he is unattainable at this price.

J Mor

Love the team man.

100% agree with Logue – great js, I'll be putting him in at D7 and great defensive cover rest of the year. For your sake, hope Kelly has one dull game and get him in at less than $600k. Need to upgrade Setterfield at some stage though, can't see much cash generation happening on your pine minus Clarke, maybe upgrade your F6 and play Logue on field? Hawkins great POD second half of the season imo

Dan

I was planning on upgrading Goldy to Gawn this week, but I'm wondering if it's still worth doing now that Gawn is 706K? Do you think I would be better to hold the trade and aim to do it later?

J Mor

Hold and do it later. Never trade in players peak price. What goes up, always goes down.

Sam_01

Everyone been banging on about Blakey, anyone considered Hurley 5 round av of about 100 now value pick at 460k after a slow start
Proven performer puts him in at spot 8 by def 5 rnd av

redherringfc

I’ve considered both last week and this, almost going Blakey last round, but very glad I didn’t. He hasn’t done enough to warrant serious consideration in my opinion (yet?).

From memory, Hurley was a letdown at the end of last season (or did he get/play injured).

From here on, I think Hurley might end up being one of the top 6 defenders. I have serious doubts about Blakey. D6 is a hard spot to fill, it’s why so many are thinking of holding Hore.

TOPHAWK1

Patrick Lipinski anyone? Straight switch for Libba? Mid price madness I know but have a look at his 3 round average and heat maps. Kid looks real good. Thoughts?

Derek

As a keeper or M9?

TOPHAWK1

M9.

Derek

One good score against Carlton. When will Wallis be back?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

He was everywhere on the weekend against the blues hawk.

With beams out Sier is another to keep in mind

Swoosh111

Was going to go Goldy and ROB to Gawn and Grundy.

Sadly ROB's BE is -20 and Grundy's is 194 … so I'll wait a couple more weeks for that one.

So this week I'm going Goldy, Walsh and B.Smith to Gawn, Stewart and Boak (via Danger to mid by DPP).

Despite everyone saying go for Neale, I think this is an OK trade.

J Mor

I never like trading players in at peak price and that's what you're getting with Gawn. Stewart and Boak is a given but not sure if trading in Gawn at $700k is the trade of the week

Steeeve

I view Dunkley as a must have. Might mean my D6 ends up being Hore (I'd miss out on Hurn or Whitfield).
What do you think? Or should I sacrifice Dunkley, get a cheaper F6 like Robbie Gray/Rowan Marshall, and make sure I can finish my team.
Going for the absolute best team possible even if my bench has little cover and I'm down to three trades coming into finals.

COREYSC

Hore would be a serviceable D6 if he can continue to average 85-90

JugHead

I don't really want to do it, but one of these guys has to go.

Walsh or Stack?

Lazza

Walsh

JohnDJ59

I was keeping them both, but if Clarke is named this week, I will be trading out Walsh.

JugHead

I'm leaning the same way. There are so few quality rookies available. I don't want to miss out on clarke, and the cash will improve my tem where it needs to.

Dash

Need to get rid of Balta and Libba this week. Who would be your ideal trade in targets. Maybe also looking at a rookie. Would love to get your trade thoughts.

TelescopicCox

Last mid spot:
Bont, Oliver or Sloane. I’m value hunting

JohnDJ59

Oliver.

Derek

Yep

hedski

Go early on Logue and get Neale in, or wait a week and probably miss Neale and get a Sloane type?

JohnDJ59

I'd wait, I only get rookies on the bubble, plus why would you miss out on Neale, he shouldn't go up much in price.

hedski

Scraping to get him John, more worried about Duursma dropping cash, plus I think Neale will pass his be with no Steele to tag for Saints.

JohnDJ59

Hi hedski, I guess if you feel better about it just do it this week. I'm keeping Duursma due to low trades, plus he seems like a quality rookie who is getting games. I'm not looking at getting Neale until after round 16 and he's played GWS.

hedski

Fair enough John, I was only going to do the one trade (Clarke) in, but had a play around getting rid of Duursma and Gibbons.
Not sure what I'll do yet, cheers mate.

JohnDJ59

I'm looking at getting Clarke in, I just don't know who for yet. I was going to keep Walsh, but I could get some serious cash by trading him out, I still have Drew, but I like his swing and he must be due for a call up, I have Wills not getting a game, but if he does, he still has cash to make. The worst part is Essendon play on Thursday, so we don't know about our other players before we trade Clarke in. PS I'd just go Gibbons to Clarke, good luck in whatever you decide to do hedski.

hedski

I'm cutting deadwood, Scott to Clarke.

JohnDJ59

Good move, I just looked at your team and I thought the same thing.

Steve

I did the same hedski, Logue and Neale in

TOPHAWK1

Logue is a pretty safe bet now Pearce is out for most of the season. Neale worries me. He does not like the hard tag. After big first halves recently, he has faded out after copping hard tags like Curnow. I reckon wait a week mate! Just my take. Cheers Hedski. TH

Russty_

I'd have another week's look at Logue, if you look at his 2017 record, his scoring was only rookie standard, the 90 odd might have been an anomaly/ adrenaline score.
If he backs up next week though I might grab him too.

Holty01

Is there another rookie we can go to? Right now if we need a downgrade option this week, he seems the only one imo.

Russty_

Bewley's still affordable if not already owned, I just think Neale's been a bit underwhelming since round 6, I don't think he's a must have anymore, even though I have him.

Holty01

He is a bit like Cogs last year. If you started him he has been fantastic. If you bought him in rd10, not so much.

Russty_

I bought him for 646K in round 4 and he's been a bit disappointing, hopefully he finishes with some big ass scores mate.

JohnDJ59

I'm running out of trades more than good rookies, so I'll be keeping Hore at D5 and Duursma D6, plus one of my mid rookies will end up at M8.

Jarryd

Who averages more for the run home: Walters or Boak?

Holty01

Probably Boak. There won’t be to many sides now that will ignore Walters after his last month.

TOPHAWK1

Boak for me. Walters best is incredible as we saw last Saturday, his worst is absolute despair. Boak offers solid scoring consistency. Just my take as I see it. TH

Lazza

I’m looking doubtful too Neil.. but I still have the likes of Gibbons, Setterfield and Parker… they’re all going this week .. my problems were missing key rookies like Stack, Baker and O’Brien.. cash gen is a real issue … I’ve only bought in 3 premos over the byes leaving me with 3 premos plus a Goldy to Grundy upgrade to get….

The Ranger

Same here Lazza, got all the spud rookies and none of the gold ones.

Derek

What is your team value NDD?

Holty01

Plus the Bont is already spending a bit of time up forward. With Libba out, he could now spend more time in the midfield

Derek

Wallis back soon will get Libbas midfield time

Gardner won’t last, he was brought in to be a tall forward, he isn’t good enough.

TOPHAWK1

Has the time come to become an absolute scrooge and take a calculated risk to finish off teams to get to full premo?

Cash has been very hard to get this year.

Coaches who do not own Angus Brayshaw and Isaac Heeney take note. Both these guys are cheap. Real cheap.

Both have had a week rest. That means Heeney's troubled ankle has had a breather and Brayshaw is refreshed after he got more midfield time.

Damn. Tempting. Very tempting. Anyone in the same boat?

Rick Grimes

I already own both. Hence my terrible rank. I'd avoid. They're cheap for a reason.

TOPHAWK1

Rick, when players are most unloved it is often the best time to snap them up. Hang on to them mate.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Brayshaw gets plenty of it but his d/e has been crap this year as he tends to just bang it on the boot and gets picked off by the opposition.

Was one of the 7 but traded to Kelly rd 9 for this reason

Seemed to have cleaned it up a bit last couple of games.

Started and sticking with heeney. Bit banged up b4 the bye. Rest will help. All know what he can do.

TOPHAWK1

Brayden Sier could indeed be an option. Thanks Trigga!

Bill

Heeney might be worried about re-injury
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

In hind sight.

I think there is something in that for all of us.

Russty_

Know what you mean mate, I still have Hore, Duursma, Walsh, Smith, Balta, but most of my rookies are playing except for Bines.
Picked up Naish, Carke, Gardner in the last few weeks and culled the injured ones like Ross, Stocker and spuds like Burgess etc, still have that Parker spud too.
Probably not worth a trade now.
Reckon you're better off with a less than premo team at the end with playing rookies rather than more premos on field but only half rookies playing.
A warm body at the end can get you the win you need when it comes to the crunch.

Derek

I played it different. As soon as a Scott or Haynes or Atkins or Setterfield or Drew etc was dropped or missing games I traded them. I didn’t want any dead wood on my bench. Always had most of my bench making cash. ROB was a gift.

My team value plus cash is just over $13.5mil but only 9 trades.

Should get to full premium with a half decent M9

Rick

Yep Merrett will average 50 next three games.