Festival Of Fantasy | Day 3

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Lachie Neale 170

Jonathon Ceglar 153

Tom Mitchell 149

Marc Pittonet 135

Sam Docherty 128

Funny name for low breakevens

Ned Cahill -1

Will Day 18

Sam Draper 25

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher 29

James Sicily 33


TOP VC/C Options:

Tom Mitchell
Averages 127 against the Blues. Last two games against the Blues he has scored 192 and 161. Probably has to deal with Ed Curnow tonight though…

Lachie Neale
The man is averaging 143 points this year and scored 152 last week. Averages 112 against Essendon. I dunno…just pick him.

Zach Merrett
Loves playing against Brisbane. 155, 120 and 112 in his last three against the Lions.


Connor Ballenden – $123k FWD
Comes into the Brisbane side to provide some assistance in the ruck/forward line.

Sam Skinner – $111k FWD
Played one game in 2017 and scored 62 points. A cheap option to look at if he holds his spot.

Sam Draper – $123k RUC
Touted as the next great Essendon ruckman, can he shoulder the expectations of fans after a long time out with injury? I’m not sure but I’ll be trading him in if he looks half decent.


Who is your top trade in target for today?

  • Sam Draper (25%, 18 Votes)
  • Zach Merrett (19%, 14 Votes)
  • James Sicily (19%, 14 Votes)
  • Jordan Ridley (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Adam Saad (11%, 8 Votes)
  • Sam Skinner (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Connor Ballenden (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Will Setterfield (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Callum Moore (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

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Cliffy · 31/07/2020 at 13:30

Great content as always here!

So, I’ve had to revise my last trade a bit. With Doedee guaranteed to miss, it could be the opportunity for me to go Doedee – Ridley, who’s looking more and more likely to finish in the top eschelon of defenders come this short season’s end.

Here’s my defense as well right now:

Sicily, Doc, Short, Laird, DOEDEE, McPherson (O’Connor, Starc)

Thanks again!

    Cliffy · 31/07/2020 at 13:31

    So what do we reckon with that move anyway? Or do I hold Doedee for the one week he’s out?

    Bells · 31/07/2020 at 13:40

    If you are confident Doedee only misses 1 – it's a hold.
    Paint the fence and bring in a top mid would net you more points given you have bench cover in Starc.

      TommyC99 · 31/07/2020 at 15:11

      The fact he was close to playing this week suggests it should only be one.

    Ally B · 31/07/2020 at 18:28

    Draper or Skinner for me. <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">

      Jess · 31/07/2020 at 18:49

      If high rank trade doedee

Bells · 31/07/2020 at 13:44

If Draper does well it's going to be a major dilemma.
Do I sub out my perfectly good non playing 102k ruck to make some cash and have bench cover? Even if that disrupts painting the fence to get in Macrae…

It's not often I look forward to the Blues winning. But seeing Clarko afterwards is going to be very satisfying indeed.

Stix · 31/07/2020 at 14:23


Hawthorn (16 wins) have owned Carlton (1 win) the last 17 meetings.

Jarman Impey, Jonathon Ceglar, Luke Breust, Tim O’Brien are back with 4 players omitted.
Ricky Henderson the only injury of note.

Carlton has many players missing from injury such as : Charlie Curnow, Mitch McGovern, Matthew Kreuzer, Caleb Marchbank, Nic Newman.

Clarkson went in top heavy (2018 qualifying final VS Richmond) Ceglar/McEvoy/Nash/Roughead was ridiculous (5 marks between all of them)

Has he learnt his lesson with a top heavy backline yet ? McEvoy-Frost-Frawley + Sicily-Stratton-Hardwick
Unfortunately Carlton are helping Hawthorn by playing Callum Moore this week. (Casboult+McKay)

Clarkson you heard of a forward pocket? 2 years late on that one – Puopolo (32yr 7mth)
Yes Bruest/Wingard are good as smaller forward options but a genuine replacement for Puopolo who has only kicked 15 goals, 14 behinds in his last 32 games (182 goals, 89 behinds career)
Also goal-less in 22 of his last 32 games. Dan Butler anyone? No Clarkson was busy getting talls from anywhere he could find them (Patton, Frost, Hartley, Brooksby etc)

Keenbutclueless · 31/07/2020 at 14:58

McKay owners might be relieved – seems Majak is replacing Brown.

TommyC99 · 31/07/2020 at 15:19

Doedee out throws a spanner in the works. At least we found out now instead of pre game.
Originally planned on trading williamson, but now i need him to avoid a donut.
I was planning on keeping Doedee as he is doing enough for D6, but i also dont wanna cop a donut.

Trade Doedee or S HIll? Hill has only made 70k and has a 30 BE but i need to trade one of the 2!

    The Lost Boys · 31/07/2020 at 16:00

    I'd be looking to hold Doedee as he has been looking good (until injured) and is a possibility to be held for the rest of the season, whereas hill will need to be replaced at some point.

      Jess · 31/07/2020 at 18:52

      Have had doedee all year. Trade if you are highly ranked or are facing a possible donut. He was always a stepping stone for me

James · 31/07/2020 at 17:15

Upgrading Noah Anderson – thoughts on best to bring in? Thinking Gaff or Yeo

Pman · 31/07/2020 at 18:03

After Big Max stunk it up with 87 points last night who is everyone opting for Captain? I'm having a hard time deciding between Neale and Grundy but probably leaning towards Neale as Grundy looked well off the pace and tired last week. Are the Bombers likey to put a hard tag on Neale? Who is the better Captain option of the two and why?

    JohnDJ59 · 31/07/2020 at 18:21

    Neale, has a better record than Grundy this season with only the GWS game where he has scored under 130.

    redherringfc · 31/07/2020 at 20:40

    I thought i had made the biggest mistake ever (with the exception of trading in Heater just before he was suspended for his little punt many years ago) by fiddling around with my c and vc as the game started and having neither on Gawn when it counted.

    I’ve gone Neale into Grundy and am very happy with my stuff up.

    Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 20:49

    Hope you went Neale Pman, he's killing it.

      Pman · 01/08/2020 at 14:28

      I did!

3meterdogs · 31/07/2020 at 18:04

Who should I bring in my backline tonight loyd or Haynes

    Pman · 31/07/2020 at 18:17

    If you can afford it then grab Lloyd over Haynes.

    JugHead · 31/07/2020 at 18:20

    Lloyd. Had him all year and couldn't be happier.

Joe_T · 31/07/2020 at 18:45

Who's got the best JS out of Elijah Taylor, James Bell or Matt Ling? Any Swans supporters able to shed some light?

TOPHAWK1 · 31/07/2020 at 19:07

OK Community. I need a midfield rook. Traded close into my forward line. Have to pick one from Elijah Taylor, Ned Cahill or James Bell. Which one would be best out of those 3?

TommyC99 · 31/07/2020 at 19:14

Neale or grundy C? Dons not having a tagger excites me but grundy against darcy

    Ja191 · 31/07/2020 at 19:31

    Neale, no ruck has gone 105+ vs Darcy

Ja191 · 31/07/2020 at 19:25

curnow tagging everyone besides the one that destroying them in mitchel lol

Holty01 · 31/07/2020 at 19:31

Now as a Cripp’s owner and a Carlton supporter, I love the bloke but when you cough up the ball twice in the second quarter (which should of resulted in goals) and the opposition score goals as a result of the mistakes, how does he score 26 points in the 2nd from only 3 touches?

Trent · 31/07/2020 at 19:37

Mahony, Cahill or Close on field?

JohnDJ59 · 31/07/2020 at 19:52

You picked the VC/C right on Lekdog, Titch is killing it.

M.Malthouse · 31/07/2020 at 19:53

Carlton are still crap they have gone backwards by a huge margin since I left.

    redherringfc · 31/07/2020 at 20:44

    Love your work Mick. Are you and Mr E Mcguire still doing your “thing”?

Holty01 · 31/07/2020 at 19:59

I honestly thought Carlton had turned the corner this season and then they serve up this tonight. Seems this is going to be another disappointing season watching my team.

    G.Harris · 31/07/2020 at 20:30

    I'm also a Carlton fan but I'm old enough to have seen them win 3 Premierships live and another 2 on TV.In my lifetime they have won 7 and played in 12. I can tell you that the bad-years are entirely due to their refusal to gift the VFL the digital rights to their home games in the mid 90's. Every other club in the competition was being run by luddites and all of them were dependent on handouts from the vfl to survive so they aligned with the vfl and handed over their digital rights because nobody in Australia would ever watch footy on the internet right? (Carlton even bailed out collingwood in this period) Carlton were pure Aussie and despised dictatorship and communism so they stood strong against the VFL and so the assault against them began. At every opportunity they were penalised more than any other club before or since and were even penalised for the actions of other clubs (had a player suspended because his previous club breached their salary cap! Bizzare but true). A succession of anit-Carlton imbeciles ran the VFL/AFL and the Blue murder continued assisted by anti-carlton personalities like E.McGuire and K.Sheedy. Eventually the now AFL saw an opportunity to cripple them and they jumped at by applying what is still the harshest penalty ever imposed against an Australian club or corporation. Multiple teams have committed the same transgression since and the harshest penalty that they've received isn't equal to 10% of the penalty that Carlton received. Dogmetriou continued the hatred and persecution applying severe penalties for the mildest transgressions whilst also protecting other clubs who made monumental transgressions (He informed Essendon of the pending asada raid minutes after he was himself informed). Yes non-carlton supporters hate Carlton but they hate them because they were great. As Australians they should all now be behind the blues out of respect for their true Aussie grit in surviving 20 years of sytemic attempted Blue Murder

      G.Harris · 31/07/2020 at 20:37

      To emphasise the point. For more than 80 years Carlton cultivated Australian football in the central victorian zone and invested millions in the development of regional football clubs in the area and in return they were able to recruit dozens of players who became VFL stars.
      During the period of Blue Murder that zone was taken from them and gifted to a club that has never spent a single cent cultivating footy outside of their own suburb. In return for losing their country heartland Carlton was given Melbournes soccer stronghold as their new zone.

    Derek · 01/08/2020 at 01:29

    I got home from work tonight just after quarter time. My son is lying on the lounge with the TV off. Said he couldn’t bear to watch it anymore (obviously both Hawk supporters).

    It can’t be that bad I said, and turned it on just to see the Chad break through a pack, tap the ball to himself, loop a beautiful hand ball to issac who snapped truely….. the next 2 and a half quarters was champagne football…. we do like playing the blues.

    The Chad and Titch were SuperCoach gold tonight.

Maverick_ · 31/07/2020 at 20:02

ling or watson for my defensive rookie?

Reckon I'll also grab close and possibly draper early or bell, free up some cash build that warchest

    Shake_n_bake · 31/07/2020 at 21:20


      AuroraBorealis?! · 31/07/2020 at 21:52

      I like the look of Keane, i think he'll be very serviceable for us Shake. What's your take on him?

        Shake_n_bake · 31/07/2020 at 22:40

        Watched at the club for a while now. Hope he doesn’t get overawed. Is deceiving tall moves well reads it well good overhead

          Maverick_ · 01/08/2020 at 10:01

          very hard 22 to cement yourself in fellas.. hows the JS?
          don't know anything about him is all

            AuroraBorealis?! · 01/08/2020 at 13:05

            JS is the big risk here, He'll basically play the role of 3rd tall/key defender with Moore and Roughead. Langdon is back playing his first practice match this weekend and could potentially look to come in next week or the week after (assuming his body holds up). The other obvious one to come in here is Howe.

            Basically his JS depends on how Langers and Howe track with their injuries.

TOPHAWK1 · 31/07/2020 at 21:09

Witherden. WTF!!

    Shake_n_bake · 31/07/2020 at 21:20

    How 🤔

      Ralph_7 · 31/07/2020 at 21:28

      At halftime he’s had 15 touches at 80%, 12 of which are kicks along with 8 contested possessions, 7 intercept possessions and 3 frees for

    Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 21:25

    I think he musta had some NZT before the game lol

    Derek · 31/07/2020 at 23:14

    Witho given the DRich role. Won’t last long. Rich won’t miss many.

      TOPHAWK1 · 31/07/2020 at 23:32

      Witho likes the Rich role. Witho scored more points tonight than Rich produced in the last fortnight. Rich needs to find a new role.

    The Ranger · 01/08/2020 at 09:58

    Two years in a bloody row I started with him Toppa and he burnt me.
    He showed how good he can be last night, very good user of the ball, Lions would be rapt.

Pman · 31/07/2020 at 21:30

Devon Smith with 57 points at half time! Stands to reason considering I traded him for Bailey Smith last night…

    Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 21:55

    Still there at 3/4 time, went backwards for most of that quarter.

      Pman · 31/07/2020 at 22:02

      Is lessening the pain somewhat, hopefully he stays anchored in the 60's…

        Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 22:20

        Looks like he's gonna score around 10 points in the 2nd half, good trade!

          Shake_n_bake · 31/07/2020 at 22:32

          Had a mark & 3 kicks in the last 90 sec so far not 1 pt for it. Stayed on 66

            Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 22:38

            Must've been an ineffective mark and 3 kicks backwards or out on the full haha, I give up.

              Shake_n_bake · 31/07/2020 at 22:43

              Did you see it Russty? Should be scaled up by at least 10

                Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 22:45

                Yeah I did mate, reckon they're just being very slow tonight..and they're probably trainees from Centrelink.

                Russty_ · 31/07/2020 at 22:48

                73 for Dev and 157 for Neale…yowza!

          Pman · 31/07/2020 at 23:17

          I'm relieved Russty as I was sure this trade would blow up in my face! That said much better effort by Devon Smith tonight.

    Derek · 31/07/2020 at 23:23

    Devon 57 at half time. First clearance of 3rd quarter Tippa hit him right in the bread basket with a bullet pass and it bounced 20 meters off his chest. He didn’t have another touch until half way through the last quarter.

    Don’t know if I’m happy if not about his 73. Could have been so much better

Daniel · 31/07/2020 at 23:08

Do I take Starcevics 53 or risk it with McKay in defence?

    Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 00:27

    I reckon McKay can do better but don't blame me if he doesn't lol

Pman · 31/07/2020 at 23:20

Draper looked promising and I'll be trading Conroy to him next week. Will lose $20K but will have solid R3 coverage should Gawn or Grundy get rested in the next few week.

    JohnDJ59 · 31/07/2020 at 23:42

    R3 for me next week as well.

    ndd · 31/07/2020 at 23:50

    R3 for me too looked good but not sure of Bellchambers role now

Derek · 31/07/2020 at 23:25

8 of my 9 opponents also had Neale as C. The other had McCrea.

Derek · 31/07/2020 at 23:28

Is it just me, or Have rucks stopped scoring as well the last round and a half?

    JugHead · 31/07/2020 at 23:46

    Is it that, or were non-premo rucks scoring way higher than normal earlier in the season, and now returning to their long term averages?
    I'm expecting Gawn and Grundy to bounce straight back.
    Incidently, Gawns next three opponents are R.O.B., Goldy and Grundy.

      Derek · 01/08/2020 at 01:17

      I think CD have started scoring rucks a bit less generously.

        Trades · 01/08/2020 at 03:09

        Just in time with bringing in Gawn 🙄

          Jester · 01/08/2020 at 04:36

          Yeah im absolutely stoked i brought in gawn this week!

        Shake_n_bake · 01/08/2020 at 10:00

        After Gawn didn’t score to well l couldn’t risk going Grundy just for that reason.

Corey · 31/07/2020 at 23:29

Take Starcevich 53 or back in Watson?

    Pman · 01/08/2020 at 00:34

    I'd be inclined to take the 53 as Watson playing in only his second match may get second game blues and have a stinker and churn out a 30 odd and has a projected score of only 49.

Undecided · 01/08/2020 at 04:39

Need to field 1. Close, simpson or taylor?

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/08/2020 at 10:18

    Id be leaning to Simpson. It is a clear sunny day in Perth today. Simpson prefers dry conditions. Close will be playing in wet conditions against Freo tomorrow as showers are forecast for Perth. Curtis Taylor just behind Simpson for mine.

      Ralph_7 · 01/08/2020 at 10:27

      Hey Tophawk, Close plays for the Cats as well (I've also been a bit all over the place with so much footy happening lol) but for what it's worth I'd also be fielding Simpson out of those 3

        TOPHAWK1 · 01/08/2020 at 10:41

        Well that would be 100% correct! LOL With these rolling team drops and games being played all over the place its easy to confuse things. Despite Close also playing in fine conditions, I think Simpson could benefit more as he plays more in an on ball role and should get more pozzies.

Trent · 01/08/2020 at 09:35

C on Grundy or Danger?

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/08/2020 at 10:20

    Dangerfield for mine. Nice weather in Perth today. He should get plenty of the pill. Grundy will be playing in the rain tomorrow. Always worried when the tall guys play in the wet.

face · 01/08/2020 at 09:45

best defender to bring in this week ?
already have ridley and can’t get caleb daniel now.

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/08/2020 at 10:03

    If you do not have Nick Haynes, he is probably your man.

    Ralph_7 · 01/08/2020 at 10:30

    Haynes or Lloyd if you don't have either of them, Mills as an expensive pod or Maynard, Ryan or Crisp as (marginally) cheaper pods

    TommyC99 · 01/08/2020 at 12:11

    Im bringing stewart in this week but you could wait a week on him due to high BE. Haynes for mine

Pauly Walnuts · 01/08/2020 at 10:32

Is Brodie Smith a potential top 8 defender ? I don't want to cop a donut with Doedee, only have 440k or do I downgrade to Macpherson or McKay

Already have – Lloyd,Doc,Sicily Laird

Thanks in advance

    Holty01 · 01/08/2020 at 13:01

    I bought in Ling to cover the donut. I’ve decided to stop these sideways trades especially for someone who maybe only out for a week. Plus this should allow me to bring in 2 premo’s next week and still have Doedee.

      NDD · 01/08/2020 at 14:28

      exactly my thinking but will cost a few leagues including a close one with Russty Two prems both cats Duncs and Stewart in next week

        Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 16:16

        You'll probably flog me this week mate cause of this game now with my poxy North Melbourne players.

JugHead · 01/08/2020 at 13:42

Do we get to use three trades any week there are byes?

    Pman · 01/08/2020 at 14:04

    Probably but hasn't been clarified as yet, certainly do for Rd's 9, 10 and 11.

    Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 16:18

    My understanding was we got an extra trade for each week of best 18, 4 weeks = 4 trades.

      Trent · 01/08/2020 at 17:51

      That’s what I thought but we don’t get extra total, only 3 instead of 2 through this period

        Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 19:20

        Yes we do, it went from 30 to 34

          Trent · 01/08/2020 at 19:37

          Mine hasn’t

            Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 21:13

            If you look in your trade history mate you'll see, I've done 20 trades and now have 14 left

Pman · 01/08/2020 at 14:04

I want to bring McPherson from Adelaide into my backline for either Noble or Brander but can't decide who should go as if I trade Noble out I will have $263K for next weeks trade but nil DEF bench coverage for this week (assuming Noble is picked). If I trade Brander out then I will have bench coverage & $210K (if Noble picked) but Brander still has coin to make and is no longer injured but unsure if and when he's likely to get another game. Finally I could trade Mcasey who isn't playing but would lose circa $20K on the trade. Thoughts??

Andy · 01/08/2020 at 19:21

I’m really torn and need advice. C on Grundy, Danger or Cogs?

    Russty_ · 01/08/2020 at 21:14

    Think you might've posted in the wrong thread Andy…I would've said Danger over the other 2.He ain't doing much though.

Andrew · 01/08/2020 at 21:18

I’m so over putting faith in Danger. Stuff him. Never in my team again!

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 18:18

    Not too bad in the end Andy

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