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Cheat Sheet Round 3

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Morning all you super coaches out there. Here’s another cheat sheet to help you navigate the murky fog that is trading this week. The key message or goal for this week is get your cash generation right. This is the first ‘bubble’ and getting your team right here can define the speed with which you can upgrade your team in the early part of the season. The consideration is that a few weeks sacrificing 50pts a week (rookie compared to a MPR or premo) may be caught up in the latter part of the season when you upgrade to a $600k player, rather than a $500k player.

If you have to ensure that 2 players are in your side this week, Errol Gulden and Matt Flynn (Errol & Flynn?) are those players. These 2 guys are must haves for cash generation. If you have those 2 (as 70% of the comp do) then start to work your way through the other players on the cheat sheet.

There are some other players to consider this week who aren’t on the list. Taylor Walker is an option for many, but is his 11 goals in the first 2 games sustainable? Probably not. Do you move on Neale or Cripps? While there are arguments for moving or keeping both, there is a general rule “don’t trade premos”. Jack Ziebell fits into the Jarman Impey comments below. He’s a good choice (and a more expensive than Impey) and looks to have found a good role in the backline which should keep him on the park longer this season (less bash and crash). Get Ziebell once you have locked in your rookies.

Which ever way you go with your trades this week, next week we start identifying falling premos and targets for the next few weeks. So start to work out an upgrade plan, work out which players have peaked, and look for the next croop of cash cows.

Good luck this week everyone.


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Maverick

How am I going to get Jordan in here guys. I’m in a real pickle I didn’t leave myself any bank . Rookie mistake

BANK : 5k

DEF: Laird Daniel Short HClark JClark Highmore (sharp kozi)

MID: Oliver MacRae Merrett Walsh Taranto Campbell Gulden Powell ( Berry Brockman Fyfe)

RUCK: GAWNDY (Flynn)

FWD: Dunkley TPhillips TAtkins Ziebell Dow Warner (Rowe Scott)

I’d love to squeeze in Jordan just not sure how!! I tried trading sharp swinging AFyfe into defence but was $800 short.
Open to trading kozi but I see him playing atleast another couple weeks… but his JS or scoring potential not as great as jordan..
Any other suggestions? I’m not sure I really want to trade anyone else Dow is iffy but he’s not far away from one good score . Wish I had 10k to get up to Impey

Hurlz

I reckon Phillips and Dow will under perform for you Mav so I’d look at using one of those; Dow probably the better option. Good luck bud.

The Ranger

Yeah I’d go Dow – Jordon.

The Salt

Phillips to Walker make $150k in two weeks + warchest $100k – then whoever fwd u want for $550k

The Salt

If he keeps going ham say 120 + 110 will make $200k in 2 weeks and then Any fwd u like $600k

Maverick

Thanks for the replies fellas. I’ll hold Phillips can see him averaging 90 odd could finish F6 . Not sure it’s worth a trade to Tex whose just as likely to fall in a heap any moment and average 75 til year’s end.

Dow/kozi to Jordan is still on the cards though

JohnDJ59

Dow or Kozi to Jordon is the way to go, plus there is a chance that Kozi could get dropped.

Hugh

Taranto out for J. Clark. Shift Clark north later. BTW make sure your defensive “E” is on Kosi or you’ll get a donut.

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Sammy

Considering Daniher down to Jordan
Then Wehr up to Young (North)
thoughts on this? I will have no bench in DEF otherwiss

Hurlz

Can’t see anything wrong with tha Sammy, especially given you’ll have no def bench if you don’t as te lack of rookies there could prove crucial in the first block of games. Daniher may get a boost if he kicks a bag but the difference between the starting proce between the two should cover that as Jordan is looking pretty decent, solid JS, and is going consistently. Good luck!

Matt Howitt

Need some opinions for this weeks trades.
2 options;
Sharp to Berry 1 trade
Bruhn and Dow to Tex & Berry 2 trades
BANK : 63K
Trades : 30
DEF: Lloyd Ryan Laird Ridley Clark Highmore (A.yfe kozi)
MID: Neale Oliver MacRae Merrett Campbell Powell Jordon Gulden ( Bruhn Brockman Sharp)
RUCK: GAWNDY (Flynn)
FWD: Dunkley Ziebell Daniher Impey Dow Warner (Rowe Fullarton)
Unsure whether to use the 1 trade and go Sharp to Berry and bank up 29 trades for the year or go Dow and Bruhn to Tex & Berry. I’m just short on Dow and Sharp to Tex and Berry unfortunately. Any input welcome.

Hurlz

Have you considered Dow and Sharo for Berry and Atkins? Should generate similar cash? Out 0f the options you put forward I prefer the single trade as more risk averse. I’ve traded in Tex this week bit have a couple of plans to address if it goes south, so if you think you can manage that risk then that’s a good high-risk/high-reward option I just think you need a plan B/C For Tex to cover the risk, which is a pretty big one given his past seasons but boy he looks good atm!

Matt Howitt

Cheers mate, Same scenario with Sharp and Dow to Berry Atkins just shy on cash would have to go Bruhn and Dow to Atkins and Berry
Considered Atkins obviously being the safer option too, its a line in the sand call for mine take Atkins and make similar cash hopefully bit a bit slower or take the risk on tex hope this next stretch of 5 goes well and make quicker cash and trade out quicker

The Salt

Dow has been underscored by CD has been huge in the patches/qtrs Blues play well. Also getting TOG managed, i think will increase as will his sc and Bluebaggers chances. Should be 75 to 80sc easy. His work in traffic midfield link has been clean. I think folks are missing real class

Josh

Thinking of moving Caldwell and sharp to impey and berry
A few concerns are that I’ll need to move Fyfe to def and thus lose my mid/def dpp swing, also this is putting me down to 27 trades already as I had to flick rowell to dusty last week
Should I pull the trigger or just keep sharp as an extra loophole option for now?

Hurlz

I’d pull the trigger Josh, the lack of rookies means early cash gen is going to be critical this year and burning an extra trade or two now could make the difference as we approach the byes. If you’re only going foe leagues though then saving a trade is an equally viable option, especially as you’ve hit 2 injury trades already, that can really hurt. If you do stick with Sharp at least you get an extra loophole this week as well so could even make you points on-field. Good luck mate!

Josh

Would it be worth trading Bergman to Jordon and keeping Sharp as a DPP swing? This would only be if Bergman is dropped too

Johnny

Is berry a must have??
Or are premo corrections more important if you have most of the rookies?

Back line
Lloyd, Daniels, Stewart, short, j.Clarke, highmore
Bench : sharp and kozi

Midfield
McRae, bont, zerrit, laird, cripps, Campbell, Jordan, gulden
Bench : t Powell, McNeil, a.Scott

Rucks:
Gawn, Flynn
Bench : meek

Fwd line
Dunkley, dusty, Zieble, Warner, rowe, brockman
Bench: Treacey and Fullerton.

$400k in the bank

I’m looking at bringing in
Both Tich and Ridley.
Or
Butters and berry
Butters and Tex

Looking to trade
Clarke for Ridley
Cripps for tich

Or
Fullerton for butters
McNeil for berry or Zeible for Tex

Johnny

Also, who would be more of a concern between cripps and zerrit?

The G Train

Merret had one down game against arguably the best team in the comp last week, relax. Cripps on the other hand is a bit of a worry but he is a luxury trade this week, im holding one more week but if he doesnt impress then he will be moved on.

Sana

Are people moving Hunter on for Flynn? I have Hunter (not great) but Flynn has Gawn and Grundy upcoming which will probably bring him back to earth. Hunter has whoever Essendon turn up with and then Nic Nat (ouch!). I know Flynn’s been better but he’s only come up against Hunter and Meek… he’s not going to fare so well against seasoned ruckmen. Would love the communities thoughts on this one

Sana

Hmmm. might be answering my own question here. But looks like Marshall is a test and Ryder is only a week away… Given Hunter’s efforts so far he might not get much of a crack once they’re back? Unless he goes forward? General consensus around the interwebz (including this here cheat sheet)suggests get Flynn.

Derek

Flynn has safety in numbers

YellowNBlack

Im cant decide whether to trade or not so any help would be appreciated. Team is:
DEF: lloyd, laird, ridley, short, J clark, highmore with bench being Kosi & briggs(loophole &fwd swing)
MID: Oliver, bont, merritt, cripps, cerra, dow, jordan, gulden with bench Powell, brockman, fyfe
FWD: dunkley, butters, zeibell, campbell, warner, rowe with bench cox, scott.

Ive traded this week caldwell to warner which is leaving me with $360k so i feel im in a decent positionranked 312 overall, just not sure whether to try to get one more rookie in for dow/cripps or get one more premo in or just stick fat this week with the 1 trade.
Did use 2 trades last week trading out rowell so im maybe slightly leaning to holding. thoughts appreciated!
Go tigers!

The Salt

Team looks good bud

Lazza

the $360k in the bank is not earning any points YNB. And you already have so many rookies and short on Premo keepers which is the aim of the game… I’d be looking to move Dow to Martin or Brayshaw,

Derek

Dow to Dusty. Just do it.

YellowNBlack

Cheers all! Idea for the left over cash was a double upgrade of Clark and dow in a couple weeks once they’re maxed but do agree I’m probably a premo short..
Given me more to think about!! Haha

Cru

Should I upgrade Phillips to Butters or downgrade Phillips to Impey or Tex?

Derek

I’m not as keen on Butters as others.

He feels a bit like Rozee last year. Flew out of the gates early with a couple of easy games.

Won’t get much midfield time but if Port keep playing well and getting the ball forward, he will have a great time

Cru

Thanks mate, I’m now more leaning towards trading Neale and Phillips for Ridley and Jordan which also would leave me with 495k to upgrade players such as Dow,Cripps,Taranto and O.Henry next week. Also this allows me to keep Bruhn as a slow burn and not have to suffer Neale’s price drop.

Derek

Just remember how valuable trades become later in the year

Cru

First two trades I’ve done for the year, I plan on using two more to finish setting up my side then wait n see.

I must admit I was a bit nervous seeing Neale’s score at halftime though.

The Salt

I really need Neale > Oliver and Cripps > Titch

But went Neale > Campbell, and Sharp > Warner

$562400 cash

Gotta get two best fwd rookies.

My team will make $970k to $1mill this week

26 trades left

Derek

That’s a shark move

TelescopicCox

Best option?

A) Neale & Sharp to Jordon & Lloyd
B) Fullarton to Jordon (via DPP)
C) Hold and miss on Jordon

Derek

You can’t go Sharp to Jordon?

Deafness (DM)

Thoughts on Caldwell and Sharp to Heeney and Jordon?
Means missing out on some cash gen from players such as Impey/Tex/McDonald though which maybe is a problem.
Cheers community

Lazza

If you consider Heeney a Premo, then do it… we are all looking to get to max Premo ASAP

Derek

Excellent trades

Andrew

Tossing up between these ideas.

1) Caldwell and Dow to Warner and Jordan

Or

2) Caldwell and Taranto to Dusty and Jordan/Warner

Haven’t missed on other rookies

Just short of getting Dow to dusty

Derek

Back Taranto to bounce back. He was great in round 1 and great value

Get the roookies

JohnDJ59

Option 1.

Jeffrey

Neale to Impey (via DPP)
Cox to Jiath
thoughts?

Tigers2

Hi community,

Just a quick and simple one, comparing which duo:

Macrae and SBerry

or

Dunkley and Impey

Genuinely split, both are good but I guess the latter allows Impey to be onfield instead of Rowe/Brockman, but Macrae is less popular than Dunkley. Tough!

Derek

Dunkley’s being a forward gets it for me.

We know he will be top 3 forward

Macrea will be super good but the Trelor factor is still real. Trelor has attended only 2 center bounces in first 2 weeks. That will eventually change and could effect Macrea more than the other big doggies

Shake n bake

Ridley in doubt

TigerNut

Are you pulling our leg?

Derek

Shakes’s info is always good

Shake n bake

Has a minor hamstring scare should be ok

Dave

Need to get rid of Caldwell and Duggan.

Thinking one of these 2 options:
1. Caldwell and Duggan to Butters and Dougal Howard; or
2. Caldwell and Duggan to Tex/Warner and Ridley

Any help greatly appreciated.

JohnDJ59

Warner and Ridley

JugHead

Definitely option 2 for me. Ridley to finish in the top 6 defenders. Warner to generate good cash.

FearTheBeard

Had it locked all week now about to hit the Reverse.

Taranto was departing for Butters.

Felt I could lock a top 6 forward before price rise with Taranto not really clicking. One solid game followed with trash. Though more the concern what GWS will dish up.

Do I follow through or back out? lol.

Derek

Taranto had a great game round one, back him that is the real Tim

Butters had it too easy first 2 rounds. Looks the Rozee of 2020

tbone19

Bring in Lazzaro for non playing rookie and keep Neale? Or go Neale and non playing rookie to Impey and Titch/Brayshaw?

Derek

Lazzaro will be my rookie next week. Only scored 6 in round 1, won’t affect his price much

If he keeps his place with Ben coming back, he will be good

CrazyJohm74

Impey or Berry for Dow?

SamuraiPizzaCat

Can’t decide if it’s worth going Dow to Berry and Sharp to Young for cash generation or just holding. I already used two trades last week on Rowell and Danger so I’m leaning towards not trading..

Maverick

Dow to Jordan? Seems a waste…

Otherwise I miss Jordan altogether.
Thoughts?

Hedski

Tossing up the same thing Mac, keen on Dow for the $80k but he is playing compered to Sharpe

Hedski

Mac not Mac

Hedski

Ha ha Mav

Russty_

Well done Jetski 😉

Maverick

Haha got there in the end . Did you end up moving on sharp? I’ve had too hold unfortunately. Dow/kozi to Jordan is still a possibility

Hedski

I held Sharpe to switch with Fyfe/Laird/Clarke

Hedski

Cheers Fussty, farkin wordpress

Josh

Caldwell to Tex or Impey?

Hedski

Tex for the cash grab

Hedski

Hmmmm, Dow or Sharpe to Jordan? 🤔

Maverick

I wanted to go sharp -> Jordan. Was $800 short. Now it’s whether I go dow too Jordan. Will probably both average similar over the next 5-6 weeks. Just whether you wanna use a trade to bank that 80k now

Hedski

I banked the $80k

Derek

38 – 2 hit outs at half time

Shake n bake

Good luck to all teams in there head to head matchups.

Derek

No match with Shake this week

Shake n bake

I did see that

Derek

A few GF rematches coming up this year Shake

Shake n bake

Definitely need some luck 🍀

Russty_

Same to you bud, I’m up against Gator twice this week.

Kat

I’m up against you this week Russty in Jolly Jockers. Going to be hard to catch you with that Grundy C score. Hoping big Maxxy can replicate it or at least come close

Russty_

You never know Kat, The Bont could go huge for you again, he was epic last week. Good Luck 🙂

Daniel

I’m unlucky enough to have Fyfe and Danger at the moment. Also have a few rooks who haven’t been named and looking at a premo sized donut this round which will hurt my overall standing which I care about but probably not as much as my league.
Do I tough it out this week and for the next few until Danger is back or should I consider a straight swap for the likes of Boak for Danger? Hate trading sideways just feels dirty and fraught with danger, but also hate looking at 21/22.
Might be less risky bringing in Warner via my mid/fwd swings but I’ll be burning through a few extra trades that way as I’ll be effectively trading a keeper for a cash cow.
Thoughts?

Derek

38 – 2 hit out at half time

John

I put the cursory VC on Grundy knowing full well I probably won’t have a loop with both dog rookies being named…it’s really hurting now!

Derek

I did the same out of habit. Sharp can’t be loophole

Russty_

I think you could’ve almost whacked the big C straight onto Brodie this week up against Fullarton.

Derek

Should have, just habit to go the VC early

Russty_

Adams is shafting us again Derek , 43 at 3/4 time with a d/e of 44%..same as Mason Cox LOL. Very frustrating owning him at the moment, he’s behaving like a frikkin yoyo.

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demonsdelight

Bailey scores QNE point for kicking the winning goal WTF

Russty_

Yeah it used to be about 40 didn’t it?….It could still change.

demonsdelight

Was made to 15 ,more closer

Derek

It was like round one, got the ball plenty but butchered it

I’m keeping him but I prefer my POD do much better

PeteB

Well, pretty happy with decision to trade out Neale. Just losing way too much cash. In hindsight he was way overpriced and should never have taken him in the starting line up anyway.

Derek

How were you feeling at half time when Neale was on 74?

DEESNUTSRBIG

I traded Neale out for Tex Walker, was nervous at half time though – couldnt be happier with the decision now, its going to be a real cash generator.

PeteB

50/50. From what I’ve seen to date this year and with talk of a back injury I was still reasonably confident he would only get to 100-105 at best. Interesting to see what happens from here, fair chance his price plummets to under $550k over the coming weeks, or he recovers and starts pumping out plus 130 scores next week and it’s a wasted trade.

Shake n bake

Neale 4 touches in the last half. He’s back is very sore

demonsdelight

Tough game mate playing you in Triggs Seen you culled Neale as I did Martin and Ridley in for me Good luck mate commisserations

Shake n bake

Can’t take advantage of Grundys dominance. Midfield would have to be in the bottom 2 in the league. Still lost the centre clearances. I knew how sore Neale was couldn’t really see out the game

Derek

Adams butchered the ball so many times

Derek

He was playing in the forward line for most of the 3rd quarter.

Had a great first half, maybe he cooked down at half time

holty01

Cracking game. Good luck to all this weekend. I’m seriously considering bringing in Ridley for Cripps this week. Cripps is injured and Ridley is flying.

Derek

I remember the good old days when a goal after the siren like that would get you 60 SC points

ST1974

Missed the opportunity to put the VC or C on Grundy (my opponents did not) and the opportunity to trade out Henry or Sharp so not a great start.

Do I trade:
Caldwell to Zeibel and Jones (PA) to Young (NM) – $87k in the bank
Caldwell to Zeibel and Jones to Jitah – $23k in the bank or
Caldwell to Zeibel and Hunter to Flynn

Captain – Oliver or Gawn

Russty_

Option 3 I think ST, Flynn will be a real moneymaker and has rock solid js. Oliver for the consistency but Gawn for the higher ceiling I guess, Gawn was doing plenty of good things around the ground last week so could go close to Grundy’s score.

Maverick

I’m agreeing with russty, ST.

Flynn’s showed a bit of promise and is cheapest so will make alot of cash.

The Jinx

I’m backing Gawn as my C this week. Love the way he played across HB last week, hope he keeps it up. Flynn might be the better of Meek & Hunter but he’s up against a season Ruckman who have figured out the new rule to his advantage.

Derek

Grundy did what he liked last night. Won the hit outs 64 – 4 and had 28 disposals, but scored 162.

Still a great score but he was on track for 200+

I think the big ruck score days are over

The Jinx

Agree with ya Derek.
I think we won’t see Rucks scoring 180+ much this year.

The new rule has affected the dominance in the Ruck. I still think Gawn and Grundy will score well and will be the must have by season end.

David C

Oliver could be DeBoered.

ST1974

Thank you for all your replies. I was only thinking option 1 or 2 as I don’t have any coverage on the bench and wanted to have Kositchke on the bench rather than on the field. However, can also see the wisdom of going with Option 3 even if it means that Flynn occupies R3 as I have Gawn and Grundy.

Russty_

I notice Gulden is in 69% of teams, what the hell are the other 31% thinking…maybe they’ll bring him in after this week?. Are 31% of total coaches out there not even tending to their teams?

Maverick

Mind blowing isn’t it but I’m guessing it’s probably the latter rusty.

Derek

You can say same for Campbell, 65% of teams. He’s not in mine yet, just waiting for teams to drop

ST1974

Missed the opportunity to put the VC or C on Grundy and the opportunity to trade out Henry or Sharp so not off to a good start.

Do I trade:
Caldwell to Zeibel and Jones (PA) to Young – 87k in the bank.
Caldwell to Zeibel and Jones (PA) to Jitah – 23k
Caldwell to Tex Walker and Jones (PA) to Young – 47k in the bank

Captain – Gawn, Oliver or Dusty.

Locked and Loaded

trading out Fyfe love him just don’t trust him and might as well pull the trigger.
brayshaw, bont or boak?

or Ridley via laird swing into mids?

cheers fellas

JohnDJ59

I’d be holding Fyfe. Plenty of good rookies on the bench that can take his place for a week, or if you need a loophole player for Grundy’s score, you have one.

Locked and Loaded

Bruhn or Powell aren’t good enough to fill in for him… I just think Fyfe misses more than one week and then there’s the rest of the season to play not sure he can be reliable rather use the trade now before he loses value

The Jinx

He’s not gonna drop in price this week, he’s not playing. He’s only projected to lose 16K when he comes back with BE of 155. If he comes back next week freo play hawks at home. 155 is gettable

I think you should hold and reassess next week if he misses couple more weeks.

The Jinx

I’m panicking!!
Where is it?
Where?

Where is the Panic Room!?!

Goodluck all for the weekend and with your H2H match up.

The Jinx

There I was with Neale to Jordon and Meek to Grundy, but reversed the trade. That was my only opportunity to get Grundy early. smh!

JohnDJ59

They would have been good trades, go with your gut. I had been saying to trade out Neale to a premium people didn’t have and to get in any good rookies that people had missed out on.

The Jinx

Would’ve!
Could’ve!
Should’ve!
But didn’t!!!
Ah well!

But good start to you John with the VC on Grundy. Gonna be interesting match up between you and I, with 14 unique players. I think you’ll get on top.

Goodluck to the both us.

JohnDJ59

They have you winning by a few, Bont could have a big say in how things go. I really don’t like having that many unique players, since it makes it too hard to work out how we will go until the last few.

The Jinx

I was gonna get Ridley, but I read somewhere he had a bit of a hammy tightness. We’ll see how he goes this weekend for ya. I’m more concentrating on defense and forward and Grundy for the next few rounds. Mids are starting to get yummy each week. They’re getting dirt cheap by Rnd 5 or 6.

Keenbutclueless

Gee. I wish I had thought along those lines. Rowell to Jordon and Stef to Grundy was doable. Fall 7k short of going to Gawn. My one track mind is only seeing Rowell to Brayshaw, and will only get Jordon if one of my rookies is not selected. I had to keep Rowell last week as my loophole because I had Gulden on the bench with the E. My VC score was 126, so it was worth holding because I had no other loopholes. Torn between hoping one of my rookies could get dropped so I could get Guldens score and Brayshaw, but wasn’t to be. Trying the same trick this week with Powell as the E and Dunks as VC. If by some miracle it comes off again, I could well go Rowell to Neale next week.

JohnDJ59

Dunkley as VC should work out Keen, he was my second choice behind Grundy.

Keenbutclueless

Fingers crossed John! Was between him and Bont, and my gut said Dunkley.

JohnDJ59

Not looking good at QT Keen, who do you have as C.

JohnDJ59

Worked out in the end Keen,

The Jinx

One reason that I didn’t go through with it is that Meek has loads of cash to make in the next couple of weeks. My concern now if Treacy comes in next week, will Meek be rested/drop or do they play all three Meek, Treacy & Darcy.

Keenbutclueless

Agree. I might have pulled the trigger if I had thought of it because I think Jordon might generate as much, if not more, cash than Stef. But I agree that Meek will probably make his 150k so wouldn’t be in a hurry to trade him.

John

With Thursday night games now being the norm wouldn’t it make sense for the panic room to start with them? I get that there’s been a long held tradition of the Friday night panic room, so if I’m stepping on toes I’ll back off, I just find it interesting guessing which weekly topic is going to be the Thursday night game chat.

Derek

Maybe Thursday we can have the ‘Pumped Room’, footy is starting and I’m pumped for a big score.

Friday is time for Panic

JugHead

Anyone that persisted with Neale (as I did unfortunately) should google fox sports afl and read the article about how he is travelling at the moment.
If I had read that yesterday, I would have traded him out.

Derek

He was on 74 at half time and I was feeling pretty smug that I had held him

JugHead

I didn’t think he was playing as well as his score suggested, but at half time I thought he should at least get to 110-120 with no trouble.

Derek

That’s what I was thinking. Then have a 9 day rest and get better.

Even at 3/4 he was 88. And he finish with 89.

JohnDJ59

I posted on ”What’s the deal with Neale” that he had a back problem and if you had him, it was time to trade.

Derek

See the photo on AFL.com of the Lions celebration after the winning goal, doesn’t look anything wrong with Neale’s back to me.

Shake n bake

I Knew he went for scans on his back and didn’t come back favourable but still played

JohnDJ59

Holding Caldwell, just for this round so I can get Grundy’s VC score, so the trade in of Butters is on hold for now. Went Kosi to L.Young. Looks like Kosi is going to get dropped and L.Young has a def/mid swing, which will come in handy after I trade out Sharp in the next few weeks.

JugHead

A pretty good trade if Kosi gets dropped I reckon. Young should have good JS and the ball will be in Norths back half a lot. You can’t run with no bench cover this early in the season, especially now that all the teams only drop the day before the game.

I actually wanted to bring in Young for Sharp this week, but didnt have the cash. Ironically, trading Neale down to Clarrie or Titch would have given me enough.

JohnDJ59

Neale to Clarry would have been a good move, I started with Oliver as my M1, thought Neale was overpriced. I did stuff up this round though, because I was thinking of going either Caldwell to Butters or Sharp to L.Young, could only afford one of them and ended up doing neither.

Derek

You can use Kosi as your VC loophole

JohnDJ59

I could if I knew for sure that he wasn’t playing, but since Hawthorn don’t play till Monday, I’m not prepared to take that risk.

TOPHAWK

Thats exactly what I have done John. Keep Caldwell around as the swinging C and E loophole patsy. VC’d Grundy so can take his score. Turned Neale into Macrae last night. No looking back. Cheers, TH

Derek

I have also VC on Grundy but no loophole

but saints (highmore) play before hawks team named, risky loop with JClark

was going to trade Jones to Campbell if Jones not named so. No option there either

The Jinx

I’m worried with JClark Derek. He might get drop, the cats are blooding a Rookie with Duncan and Menegola might come in.

I’m hoping Kosi doesn’t get drop or else, a donut for me this week.

Derek

Had VC on Grundy but Sharp was no good as a loophole.

Had the C on Dunkley until I realised I might be able to use Kosi as a loop so took it off

Dunkley putting up a C score

The Jinx

Interested how Will Phillips go today. So much hype/talked about this kid, wonder if North made a good decision picking him up over Logan McDonald

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Doc

Cripps to Ridley, Dusty, Tex, Logan McDonald or hold?

TheCorruptor

Bank: $1,240,100

D: Laird, Short, Doc, J.Clark, Butts, Highmore – Briggs, Koschitzke
M: Steele, Oliver, Walsh, Cripps, BCambell, TPowell, JJordon, Gulden – Bruhn, Sharp, Scott
R: Gawn, Flynn – Hickey
F: Dunkley, Walker, Zielbell, Impey, Dow, Warner – Bergman, Rowe

Should I start upgrading or wait for the cash cows to collect?

Hedski

Highmore dropped, if Clark and Kozi aren’t named I’m looking at two donuts in defence.

The Jinx

Demmit!!!! I’m in the same predicament Hedski. SMH so much for Good Friday!

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah that sucks, I got L.Young stuck in the mids with Sharp and Highman on the pine, Kosi should be playing.

Doc

And by the time Hawthorn team named no time to correct.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Bugger .

That’s gonna throw a HUGE spanner in the works for just about everyone

At least we are all in the same boat.

Bob Butter

I don’t see why Clark would be dropped. The rolling team announcements instead of the traditional Thursday night is awful.

Derek

He would be very unlucky to be dropped

same with Kosi, he has been ok, I would drop O’Brien first. Hawks are keen to get games into Mitchell and it could be a like for like swap with Kosi

surely one of them plays

JohnDJ59

I’m with you on that one Bob. I don’t remember having this much trouble last year, but so far it really sucks. It makes it really hard to plan anything, or at the very least you think you are covered and players get dropped and by then the ones that could have covered have already played and are sitting on the bench.

Kat

I agree Makes it so hard to plan anything You nearly need to save a trade each week to fix any Sunday problems and so hard to know where to have dual position players as could need on another line but already locked out. Even then if you save a trade when you find someone is out all the possible solutions may have played beforehand. We need a crystal ball to predict player selections. Was much better fun before l!!!!!

Derek

Nervous times

At least I can put C on Highmore and get Grundy’s VC score.

Looks like I’ll have to miss out on Campbell (Swans play first on Sat) to keep a trade in case both Kosi and JClark miss out

John

Yes I’m jumping on the Cpt Highmore bandwagon as well, I was going to go Macrae as C but my cash league opponent had him so put it on Lloyd and played the waiting game on selections, it’s a bitter sweet win though, cash generation has now stopped in what was considered one of the “safe” rookies, if this is the way the season progresses with rookies only playing 2-3 games at a time then upgrades are going to be hard and the 600k+ boys will be a pipe dream.

JugHead

This is the problem with one sided games. Captain Macrae, instead of racking up 200 points, appears to have been carefully rolled in bubble wrap and put on ice for next week.

DEESNUTSRBIG

J.Bruce vs the Roos : 10 goals, 6 goals, 6 goals – feasts on these guys.

holty01

How on Earth does Highmore get dropped?

Russty_

No idea mate that’s shocking, Mckenzie ain’t much chop, must be cause of carlisle but I think Highmore is already better than him!

holty01

Yeah strange. I rate the Saints but my only criticism is their real youth. Thought they had found a talent in Highmore. Maybe he may of pulled up a bit sore. 🤞

Russty_

Yeah possibly…bloody sucks we can’t get any profit from him or Hunter now.

Shake n bake

Held on to 1 trade. Please Clark & Kosi get named. Have to wait until last min if kosi not named have to just go Jaff.

Derek

I’m in same situation

wanted to get Campbell in this week but might hold

Derek

Didn’t get Campbell (used first trade for Jordon) as holding off in case I have a donut on Monday.

meant I had to field Rowe

DEESNUTSRBIG

3 goals already, who’s on the Tex train?
Brought him in for Neale this week.

John

Great trade mate, he’ll probably pass Neale by halftime, wish I had the nads to do the same but held firm stubbornly ☹️

holty01

Honestly I was laughing at the talk and at anyone who was bringing him in. Thought it was a wasted trade just for a quick cash grab. 53 at quarter time and I’m starting to realise is Tex finally back. Been half a decade since he was half decent

Derek

Anyone with Caldwell or similar it was a nice sideways trade.

not sure if a Premium to Tex was the best idea

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah hes hungry to tackle this season and still has the power in his kicking. I like footballers who can actually kick with both feet too. The 7min highlights for each individual game on youtube was enough to tell hes back and then some, see how long he can keep it up.
Neale’s back injury is what tipped it for me not just because he was about to bleed cash.

Hedski

Yeah I traded Rowell and Dow to Tex and Jordan, got $433k in the bank for next week

DEESNUTSRBIG

nice

JugHead

Well done. I didn’t have the cohones to try it. Not even half. I didn’t get Tex in, or Neale out. Anyone who did that trade just got a huge jump on the competition.

DEESNUTSRBIG

major problems elsewhere though, rowell and caldwell injuries, dow and cripps, couple non playing rookies.

The Jinx

At this stage Bytel is the sub!?!
I’d be wary and keep an eye an hour before the game start. Highmore could still become a sub.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Nah 4 emergencies named and Highman was not one of them – hes out.

The Jinx

Scratch that then, didn’t see the emergencies were named already.

demonsdelight

Butts 1 kick and a tackle 31

Russty_

Butts has been going off in the last quarter!

Shake n bake

Rowe 6 touches in the last half 1 behind 1 Mark didn’t give away a free kick -4. His efficiency wasn’t good but l suppose that’s just the way it is 🤔

John

Very happy with his 95, thought I was going to be stuck with a slow burner and still may very well be, but a nice price injection for the next 2 now.

The Jinx

I hope I’m not gonna Jinx myself but pretty happy with the moves I made in this two weeks so far.
Danger, Neale & 2 Rookies for (??????), Bowes Ziebell & Tex.

Value and Cash Generation.

Oh! Please! Please! SCGods let JClark & Kosi play this week.

PeteB

Do you think Bowes could be a keeper ? Looking for a defender up to $500k.

Derek

Williams is still on my radar.

has the role and will get better

Derek

There is always old man Hurn. He is loving the new kick in rules

The Jinx

He’s killing it at the moment ain’t he. How long can he keep it up is what concerns me. Maybe if we started with him, but picking him up now, might have to burn another trade.

The Jinx

Williams worries me, has had some injury history even when he was at GWS. If he can stay on park he’ll be awesome to have, but then again he has the likes of Doc and Saad to compete.

Derek

Williams is midfield now. Has the likes of Dow to compete with

The Jinx

If you’re looking a keeper target someone that’s on the price drop in the coming weeks. There’s a few premo in the backline that will drop.

As Bowes I think you’ve missed his price he’ll rise in price this week. I just have this gut feeling he’ll be top 8 defender this year. He’s better his ave by 10 each year, with the New Rule suits his role and I feel he’ll better it by 10 or more again this season.

glenn

Trading out draper (currently happy with Flynn at R2)

Meek (117k)
or
Hickey (261k)

both similar breakeven, hickey potentially could be R2 if he looks to perform well or will meek being cheaper make me more cash flow and thus worth a punt?

Any thought appreciated 🙂

Derek

Last year there were on average 74 hit outs a game.

i don’t know what the average this year but so far this round it is under 50

rucks and midfielders are not getting the points they once did

last nights game there were 10 hit out in the first quarter and 8 goals scored. Meaning there was 1 other hit out besides a centre bounce

grundy needed 28 disposals to get his 160

i dunno what happens for the rest of the year, but I wouldn’t be spending too big on rucks

John

Thoughts on Tex and JZ-
Keepers?
To late to jump on?
Traps?

JugHead

An excellent question, and I don’t really have a confident answer. My gut says its not too late. But are they keepers? I think Tex will tail off eventually and be a good trade to Danger.
Ziebel could be a keeper F6. The ball is going to be in Norths back half a lot this year and I think he is good for 80+ each week in this role. The Dogs had so many inside 50’s last night the only time he wasn’t near the ball was when he was benched..

The Jinx

Personally, I only picked them up for the cash. Never looked at them as keepers. You might be a bit late to pick up Tex, Ziebell will should be around 300k price tag.

Derek

McDonald might change Ziebell’s role a bit when he comes back, but so far he is the pick of the year

Derek

The 21% of coaches who have Tex are waking up this morning feel good

well done to all who did that shark move

The Jinx

I wish I could say that I’m feeling good this morning. I’m shitting myself atm, a possible double donuts in the backline.

Might have to move Laird back there next round and JClark in guts, don’t trust his JS anymore.

Hoping for SCGods to kind to us this weekend.

Hugh

Texas has a “sustainable” economy.