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PODCAST | Unpacking the Never-Ending, Incessant Festival of Fantasy

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Patch and Clarky take a minute to try and unpack the never-ending Festival of Fantasy which has consumed our lives. 

We look over whether you should trade Gawn or Doedee, how you should deal with some of the players coming off their byes, who the downgrade targets are and of course address stupid, sexy Flanders. 

Clarky also has a smokey of the highest order up forward. 

Look after yourselves out there community, have a big hug from all of us. Who are you looking at trading in or our this week? Will you hold Gawn?

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Grab Em Tigers

Any other fools still got Devon Smith in their team?
64, 105, 73, 49, 71, 68, 70, 70.

Russty_

Yup..his score didn't even count in my best 18, was looking like a much worse score too after being 20 at half time.

derek

better scores than a rookie πŸ™‚

JohnDJ59

No, I'd had enough after the 49 in round 8.

manolaki

likewise he is a liability. Poor scoring and going backwards in cash

Holty01

I’ve watched him last 2 weeks and it’s not through lack of effort. He keeps making plenty of contests but it seems he has forgotten how to find the ball. Also he is 5th in the competition for pressure acts. I will be holding and hoping he comes good. If not, he will be my last upgrade. Plus as Derek said, at least his scores are consistently better then a rookies and he is also playing every week.

Kangaz

I have him but he's an awkward price for me to upgrade. No one reliable under 500k

Pman

Nope, flushed that turd a few week ago!

redherringfc

I actually regret swapping him with the other Smith 2 weeks ago, but I should have held that trade a week and then gone to someone who will see out the season in style.

manolaki

yes the other Smith seemed to go backwards as soon as I brought him in

Russty_

Same here…the moral of the story is, avoid all Smiths!

Thomas

I am currently deciding whether to punt Butler to Bytel or give him a few more weeks and trade Georgiades to Bytel. At this stage I am leaning towards Georgiades but after this weeks 20 I may easily be swayed to trading Butler

JohnDJ59

Butler to Bytel works, plus you will know if he is playing or not, if you do the Georg to Bytel trade, you won't.

Bells

Ditch Docherty?

TommyC99

Not against it but i'm gonna make him my last trade. His bye is too useful to me to trade

Patch

If you've got that luxury trade spare it's one you could look at. Not essential to do so mind you

derek

ok thats it. Ridley needs to be in my team.

played tennis tonight, came home at 3/4 time to see he was on 120+

not sure how he didn't score anything in the last quarter, but it was scary enough.

Tony

Bytel or wicks?

I want both, but can only do it if i punt aarts a week early.

JohnDJ59

Trade in Wicks first, then wait and see if Bytel is named, if he is punt Aarts.

TommyC99

Nat fyfe community? Been planning to bring him in for a few weeks now. How much forward did he actually play against the hawks? At 575k hes an easy trade up from pickett but if hes gonna play 50% forward which ive seen thrown around im not so sure. Not playing the hawks every week

Derek

He played mostly as a forward against the hawks, maybe he was resting, maybe he was letting the little sure footed mids like serrong and brsyshaw play in the guts because it was so wet and slippery.

He is too expensive to be playing forward. He scored good against the hawks because they were very poor and the ball was in the Fremantle forward line most of game

I’m liking the look of Merrett. He spends a lot of time on the wing, but he isn’t getting any attention, traditionaly finishes season strong.

Taranto would be a big POD

TommyC99

I have definitely looked at Taranto. Major major POD. Looking at last season and his first 4 this season the ceiling is definitely there, little concern in regards to consistency. Similar with Merrett but naturally has a bigger role in his side. Does the bombers tough run home worry you at all? 6 of the top 8 sides to come

I'm ranked 1.5k which is uncharted territory, so im torn between going the safe options like a fyfe who should still ton and consolidating or going POD and having a bit of a crack.

Ally B

Best of luck! <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">

Russty_

There's some asswipe hanging around here, who is regularly replying to a comment (that they may or may not agree with, or have a beef with that person for some reason)…who posts a reply and then deletes it straight away, because they know that it'll bump that old comment up to the head of the timeline.
The reason they do this is because, they're actually too ball-less / (gutless) to confront the person whose opinion they disagree with and confront them at the time.
It's a typical internet coward, who wants to hurt someone else, without being accountable for their actions.
The example is Derek and Tommy talking about Taranto being a good SC option. The coward is trying to capitalize on one bad week from a player who is proven to be a good scorer, for some kind of pathetic revenge plot or whatever…who really cares?
It looks like I dragged this old comment up, but I didn't…whenever you see an older comment dragged to the head of the page, it's probably this person….(commenting and then deleting it, so it will go to the front of the timeline). I'm sorry for bringing it up but this is happening, and in case you've ever wondered why old comments have been dragged to the top of the page, with no replies, this is why.
Anyways, that'll do Pig, now I'll enjoy the rest of the Footy.

Patch

I'm not trusting that midfield time Tommy. Will have games where he scores 130, but I worry about both the consistency and if he'll be rested.

fyfey

best forward to bring in this week community ?

TommyC99

Andrew Brayshaw if youre willing to spend the cash.
Simpkin is cheap as chips if you think he will bounce back, but i need to see it first.
Rest is a raffle tbh

redherringfc

It wouldn’t be a supercoach season without me suggesting Tom Hawkins.

So, might be a week late, but have you considered Tom Hawkins?

Russty_

He sure schooled Carlisle the other day, he's one of the few power forwards left who can take a good grab and kick straight most of the time.

Demons Delight

Is TMac a power forward now Russty? Had his bye

redherringfc

well there you go! I recommend him as a joke. 101 points with 7mins to go in the 2nd.

gregj12

fyfe, titch or z merret this week ? or another mid ?
thoughts would be awesome
cheers

TommyC99

Merretts susceptibility to a tag rules him out for me.

Fyfe at his price is a steal, providing he plays at least 70% midfield

Derek

Merret has been playing on the wing. Hardly attends any centre bounces as a result isn’t getting any attention.

Finishes season strong, has ability to go big, I like him and will consider him as my M8

Hardly misses a game

Demons Delight

Will he get reported though Derek?

The Unsullied

Did Greenwood do something stupid near the end of the game was on 95 with seconds left and ended up on 85?

TelescopicCox

Going some left field options. Ladhams vs Cerra? Team below:

B: Lloyd, Doc, Crisp, Doedee*, Noble, Lukosius (Rivers, Keane)
M: Macrae, Danger, Mitchell, Duncan, Bontempelli, Cripps, Schoenberg, Wicks (Simpson, Bennell, Close)
R: Grundy, Nic Nat (Draper)
F: Petracca, Whitfield, Simpkin, D.Martin, B.Smith, Hill (Aarts, Xerri)

8 trades left after planning McInerny to Wicks this round already

This is probably my least favourite team I've ever had but somehow clinging on to a 10k rank (usually aim for top 2k)

Trades

Hate to trade in someone I traded out butttt… Gawn to Nicnat, Hill to Lloyd, McInerney to Bytel

cash_cows

Got wicks already?

Trades

Yeah got wicks last week knowing a shitstorm will happen

One Touch Wonder

made some nice SHARK MOVES this year. ranked 483. heading for top 100. will share my next SHARK MOVE with everyone. defender in only 1.2% of teams. Big role change. Averaging 108 last 5 games includes 122 136 95 138 last 4 games. $489k.

cash_cows

I like it. Don't watch them enough to take the punt tbh.

Though does that mean you're not bringing in lloyd?
D.Smith still got a place in your team?

TelescopicCox

Watched him last week. He reminded me of Lloyd the way he junked around grabbing possessions.

Well done on the rank!

Russty_

I wouldn't go there, his scoring history is woeful, who knows how long until this purple patch is over…super risky move but kudos to you mate if it pays off.
I'm going Doedee straight to Lloyd.

Jorg Ancrath

I'm with Rusty. He has no history of scoring like that over many seasons. Trap city.

The Ranger

Nice one One Touch, keep it up mate.

S C tragic

Trades atm are like bobbing for apples, working hard to miss the one with the worm, I'm almost drowning here. It is frustrating when you're considering trading players you have already elbowed earlier.

Shake_n_bake

Doedee out for the season

Patch

It hurts, Shake. it hurts me so much

cash_cows

Had it locked and sealed until I saw OTW's post above.
Second guessing it now.

Doedee + Pickett + Close -> Lloyd + T.Adams + Wicks

Lloyd 9th highest averging player in the comp but could look at "value" in Haynes + Mitchell and save a bit of coin for next trade.

Not enough time to think between trading decisions.
Is lloyd a must?

TommyC99

Also have the lloyd dilemma. I really like the look of Zac Williams this week but i have the cash for lloyd

3meter

Brayshaw or tom Mitchell ??
Only got enough cash to bring in one

David C

Brayshaw for mine.

3meter

Or Fyfe I should add to that list,
Few other good players but want to avoid players that haven’t had bye yet

Steeeve

Boys I'm stumped, does anyone have a bye this round? And is it best 18 again?

TommyC99

No bye for the next 2 rounds. And by the looks of it its 22 players

Kangaz

Full teams (22 scoring)

Steeeve

Thanks, so the Pies still have a bye to come? Looking at T Adams

KSinny

Ok community Ive gotta get rid of Doedee this week so I'm gonna go double downgrade with Pickett and Simpson to Bytel and Wicks. Should I go Doedee to Lloyd and bank 291k for next week or get Laird and have 391k? Another option is Haynes for 20k over Laird.

Kangaz

I thinking laird but that's on the assumption he continues to play midfield

Joe_T

Who's the bigger priority to bring in? Brayshaw, Fyfe or Titch? All due for a decent price rise this week.

Patch

I'd be bringing in Brayshaw of that three, but Titch should bounce back.

Ralph_7

Bringing in Williams and Butters (YOLO) this week along with Wicks. Leaves me with Serong and Budarick as my last two rookies left to upgrade. Will be looking at Greenwood to fill the last forward spot and if I'm forced to play Serong/Wicks at M9 for the rest of the season then I guess that'll have to do πŸ™‚

TommyC99

I had a good look at butters too and dont mind him. The fact he hasnt had his bye turned me off him for now.

As for williams, im brining him in too. Undervalued and nice POD

TBone_23

Like those trades Ralph, id keep Serong as a M8 for the rest of the year if I were you mate. Wouldn’t even bother using a trade as I think he’s a dead set gun. Really like Butters at the price, good POD for sure

Ralph_7

Cheers TBone. I will probably have to keep him there if I'm being honest (lack of trades and cash) unless Wicks or Schoenberg goes gangbusters and makes a ton of cash for me to get a straight swap to a fallen premo

Patch

Love the yolo there Ralphy. I'm tossing up getting him as well

Ralph_7

I think that’s a classic case of great minds thinking alike or fools seldom differing πŸ˜‰ I suppose we’ll find out one way or another

manolaki

I am considering three out to bring in Wicks Bytel and a premo mid. Does anyone if Bytel is likely to be named this week?

I am trading out Butler but who else should go out of Simpson Aarts Georgiades Close McPherson Rivers. They all still have cash to make.

Other than Bytel and Wicks I really wanted Macrae or Oliver but feel unless they have a bad day and drop to low 600s there is better value elsewhere.

I am considering Merrett Parker T Adams or Fyfe in that order.

Thoughts about who should go and which premo I should bring in?

Ralph_7

Aarts and Simpson (pending non-selection again this week) out for me. Adams in as the main Pies mid otherwise Parker if you want more of a POD. Also Lyons is the equal 4th (with Oliver) highest scoring midfielder this year and is also in only 2% of teams if you can afford him

manolaki

yeh i like Adams too and Parker for POD. Was leaning to Zerrett because of the bye mainly

Russty_

hi mate, in regards to Bytel I really wanted him this week too, but have gone with Wicks instead, the reason being is the Saints don't play until Sunday and it's possible Ross and Jones come back in this week, so even though Gresham is out for the year, I'm still not sure if Bytel gets named.
I would think he would cause he played very well but for me…I can't do the other trades I want to do and wait until he's named or not.

manolaki

Yeh i think i agree. Cant wait until saints team is announced and possibly miss Wicks

TBone_23

There seems to be a few decent bargain bin options this week for anyone looking for a mid upgrade but wants to leave a bit in the bank for their next upgrade. For those of you who want best player for the value, I reckon you can’t go past Taylor Adams ($535k). Absolute as consistent as anything, only possible risk being if he gets a soft tissue injury. If you are looking for guys under $500k who present value, then Zorko ($499) is nice, Gaff ($496k) could be great value and has a high BE if you want to see another week of him. The best value of all though, I believe is Boak ($472k). Really like this pick, 3 Rnd Ave of 100 and he is the heart and soul of everything Port Adelaide do. The last option I present is for those of you who want to bring in someone who has had their bye. I present to you, Dylan Shiel ($475k). He hasn’t shown his most consistent self this year so far, but I believe he has his best to come. He’s shown he has a big ceiling and will always be played around the ball. If you guys have any underpriced sneaky POD options feel free to add to my list. Cheers πŸ™‚

TommyC99

Hey Tbone, love it mate. Have looked at all of those this week as im in the market for a midfielder. As a pies man love adams but the byes have scared me off him for now.
Derek mentioned Merrett and Taranto earlier who could both be very nice PODs indeed. Im tossing up between them and fyfe atm!

Russty_

Nice info Tbone…some real bargains there, I have to go for the hail mary to try and get in a few top 8's so I have to bring in a couple of big guns this week and hope for the best.

TommyC99

What ya thinking rusty?

Russty_

Lloyd and Petracca mate, no use me trying to get any bargains in now…I need points.

TBone_23

Cheers Tommy and Russty. Originally I was thinking about going Taranto but I can’t justify paying that for him when I’m struggling for cash gen. Love those moves Russty, that’s 230 fairly safe points there every week from here on in

The Ranger

No love for Cripps at $498?

David C

As an owner I wouldn;t recommend it.

TBone_23

Yes sorry! Cripps at $498k is sensational value, I already had him so didn’t even noticed he had skipped that low, wow.

Mitch is back

My trades are making a statement this week. It will probably be a few weeks before I know what the statement is really saying.

Gawn / Hurn / Budarick to Ladhams / Ridley / Boak

Wouldnt have considered moving Gawn except for the reported injuries, and possibilities of further matches off.

JugHead

I kind of get why you are doing it, but……
Gawns injury aside, you are trading out two players whose teams have had their bye, and only bringing in one player from a team that has had their bye. I'd have a close at the rest of your team to see how many others you have still with a bye to come.
It could go well for a couple of weeks, but then bite you later on.

TommyC99

Trading Hurn after his bye is an interesting tactic. The appeal surrounding him has really only been because of his bye. Good luck mate I like the boldness

The Ranger

Really struggling with what to do this week…only 11 trades left.
is trading three times this week to get one more premo in worth it?

And when do teams get announced for this round?

Jorg Ancrath

Williams or Stewart? Both injury prone, but chooiiieeeep. And is the love for Wicks over Bytel?

Thinking a sneaky go on Dylan Shiel. Can go shizen, can go huge. Again, he's cheap as chips.

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Russty_

Close is being 'managed' this week.

Pman

Any word if Simpson will be back in? Will hurt to lose them both.

manolaki

Simpson is back. Should we still trade him?

Russty_

I don't have him but I'd be tempted to keep him cause he scores ok, unless he really has to go to make way for an upgrade.

Bells

Hovering over Taranto this morning as a POD – should murder the young Swans tonight – coming here has made it all the more agonising tbh.
Think I have to go Docherty to Lloyd as Dock will leak further cash from here if I don't move on him now where as Simpson in the mids will make me another 25k – swap next week.
So you read it here first folks: Lloyd to score 82 and Taranto 176.

Trademonger

10 teams to have byes during SC finals. Does this affect trade plans or just keep extra trades and sideways if you need?