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Q & A Thread | Round 9

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Community! Get your questions in for the mailbag podcast.

Leave any question you have heading into Round 9 in the comments and the boys will address it in the podcast!

I’ll start, what the hell do I do with Shai Bolton? – Lek


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Jeffreyhead

I unintentionally brought in Jake Lever instead of May 2 weeks ago, brought in May last week, Lever was avging 99 until I got him. After his turd on the weekend is there an argument for holding him? Is he high, medium, or low priority if I still have a bench full of God damned DNP rookies? Help me you sexy 10/10 herculean gods. Love always, JeffreyHead.

Russty_

It was a bit bemusing to see that he played 100% game time and only had 9 disposals and 35 points, depends on how many trades you have left I guess. Unless you have other issues, I’d probably give him a chance to bounce on back.
How do you unintentionally trade someone into your side? 😉

Jeffreyhead

Haha I was doing it in my car and basically I grabbed the Melbourne defender at a similar price without reading the name and did t realise until after lockout.

Russty_

If he hadn’t had the bad game, you’d be patting yourself on the back haha, so what do you think you’ll do with him Jeffrey?

Jeffreyhead

I know! Haha. I’ll let Damo and Clarky tell me, but I’m mostly set on holding at least until the byes.

Denham

How is full premo even possible this year – I can do it on one of my lines – the RUCKS !!!!

Russty_

Hi mate, I think full premo is a pipe dream this year, I’m just trying to not run out of trades.

Denham

Exactly. I’ve almost talked myself into thinking that Jiath, Powell, Jordon and the like are starters and not benchers !!!

Rick Grimes

I think Jiath is a serviceable D6. Powell and Jordan will need upgrading at some stage but fine on field til byes.

Jacko

Double downgrade this week? (Poulter and Collier-Dawkins) or 1 up 1 down. (Powell to T Mitchell or Warner to Marshall)

Paul

For me, if you have Flynn at r2 then definitely Marshall for cover.
If not, can’t go wrong with either move. Titch at 525k has to be a huge tempter. And it’s also not a bad week for a double downgrade either especially in a year where cash gen has been hard to come by at times.

Kon

I was originally going to bring in Ridley for Koschitzke and down grade James Jordan or Adam Scott as they’re on my bench. But with their low breakevens should I wait a week to make the trade or bring Tom Phillips into the midfield and use the cash made for the Ridley upgrade.

Paul

Only my thoughts, but in a year where cash generation has been hard at times, i’d be hesitant to cut Jordan and Scott too early.

Michael

I would wait one more week on Ridley, keep Scott and Jordan, koschitzke and Phillips are the best to trade out.

Donavan

Should we prioritize getting a full premium team ASAP, or be planning for the byes?
I’m looking at Darcy Moore (former Collingwood full-forward) this week, but he doesn’t suit my bye structure. I wont get him at the same price again, same could be said for Isaac Heaney in 2 weeks time.
Also what round will Dustin Martin overcome his concussion in. He will be cheap as chips next week, can we rely on him to fire-up soon?

Lazza

Depending on your goals this season I guess .. for me it’s about leagues.. so I’m looking at taking a wipe on one of the byes and focusing on winning the other two..

Russty_

Yeah I hear ya Laz, my round 14 will be a mega-bust!

Rick Grimes

Should I burn a trade just so I don’t have to look at P Cripps 65sc points every week?

Lazza

I would … he seems to be at 50% of his ability this year … fairly sure his pre/early season foot injury has hindered his prep .. his tank seems to empty fairly quickly during his games to date

Rick Grimes

Agreed. I was stoked when he quickly posted a 50 on the weekend. Had to check he wasn’t injured 2nd half.

Russty_

Haha, those trades when you look back can be regrettable Rick…also keeping them on can be more regrettable, listen to your nads.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

One of my best decisions pre-season was to take Cripps out of my team. I also tried to tell anyone, mainly Derek, not to start him.

Russty_

So true…it’s always the bloody way !

The Big Crom Daddy AKA Sam

I want Titch this week but I also want to double down (gotta take em when they appear). Using my first trade on Poulter. What are your thoughts on grabbing Titch this week and grabbing RCD/Byrne next week after one price rise? Slightly offset by Titch’s own price rise and the points on field factor. Love your work lads.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Want to bring in Mitchell or J.Kelly and Poulter this week.
Which 2 players should be sent to dumpsville first?
From: Heeney, Z.Williams, Cripps, Tex, L.Young.

David C

Get rid of Tex before he loses all the cash he has made. Gee that’s an ugly list. Maybe Young.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Sad thing is I started with all of them except Tex who came in after round 2. Dealing with so many other injuries week to week I might be stuck with a couple of them, nightmare season from the start.

Errol Flynn

I saw a valid claim made about Aaron Hall. Take away some injury games and he looks like a 105+ average player. Good role, loves a cheap touch and I think is has a 80ish floor, which, this year, is a dream forward apparently.
Thoughts?

David C

Am considering him. Have to get a few mid pricers right to have any chance of completing a team. Risky though, he’s not exactly durable.

Farmer

Thoughts on bringing in degoey?

Russty_

He’s a big burnman…goes missing too often I feel.

TommyC99

Poulter or RCD? Bear in mind I’ve already got mccreery, Murphy and F Macrae

Fortunate Tigers

RCD as likely to stay in teh Middle for a few weeks and Attend more centre Bounces to get a score

Shake n bake

Rosas to debut

draftmaster

Fwds have caused nightmares this season. Will Tex bounce back or is it a rocky road from here on? Instead where else can we look – what are your picks for PODs in the forward line?
Thanks community!

David C

The Tex train is over, I missed it, you should trade now before he loses all the cash he has made.

PeteB

I feel the odds are likely that he will return to his form of the previous three years so I am trading before he loses more value.

Russty_

Hawkins, Tom McDonald, Hind…Dale, Hall…there’s a few out there with solid 90 or so averages.

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Paul

personally pretty tempted by Aaron Hall. Seems to have a very nice roll across half back just like Ziebell.

Michael

Poulter’s job security? RCD I’M thinking will get enough games to fatten up . Also any feedback on R. Byrnes and H.Edwards. thank you.

Dab

Rate these three based solely on job security
RCD, Byrne and Poulter

The Mighty Wokkas

I think poulter

ValleyedPrawn56

should I cop a donut in def or trade Mansell to a premo or trade him to Edwards?. have 513k in the bank and not sure if I should spend most of it to upgrade Mansell

ValleyedPrawn56

this is if Mansell gets dropped

David C

Edwards probably gets dropped as well.

The Lost Boys

Is it worth trading Warner out to get in Jarryd Lyons? I hate trading out someone that would be decent bye coverage, but Lyons is looking outstanding and doesn’t seem likely to lose money any time soon.
I only have enough cash in the bank to use Warner as the trade, not a bench option like Campbell or Brockman.

Russty_

Lyons is having an outstanding year for sure mate, I’d do it, Warner has been good but that’s what fattened rookies are for…turning into premos.

The Lost Boys

Totally agree with both of you, just concerned that it might be better to go Campbell to Tom Mitchell or Josh Kelly.
Obviously I don’t trust the scoring as much as with Lyons, but they are definitely cheaper! Value vs uber premo 🙁

Derek

from now on (round 9 onwards): should we be looking at Guns & Rookies OR mid-price madness?

Russty_

I think anyone who might hang around for awhile mate and score half decently?

The Ranger

It’s 450-500K players for me Derek, seven injury trades so far and cash generation is slow so needs must.

Paul

agree mate! …But i’d push that a tiny bit this week …. 525k gets you Titch, 511k gets you Jelly, both are steals!

Kon

I’m going to look at trading Koschitzke next week and I traded out Tom Phillips to Ben Brown (I KNOW!!). But as I see it I bank 100k and Phillips has had 4 scores of 65 or less, so scoring will be the same.

Peter

Hey Kon – I have Koschitzke and I reckon he’s a keeper. He definitely has good job security. Keep him for sure.

Dion

Clark to J.Kelly as M6 atm (future M8 hopefully) OR Berry to Hall as F4?

Would be nice to grab a potential uber premium in Kelly if he maintains his CBA’s and inside mid time that he has the last couple of games, makes filling 2 mid spots rather than 3 so much easier with dead cash gen. However, Hall is as cheap as he will be and unsure if Kelly sustains his role. While, ditching Berry is a necessity.

FYI, I am $6k off Mitchell (is it worth trade Powell instead of Warner as my 2nd trade to facilitate Clark to Mitchell?

Paul

only my thoughts but i’d be considering going Kelly as Powell still has money to make and is averaging well enough to play on field.
I am tempted by Hall also, but i’d be more tempted to take the guy that has shown the ability to go huge, over 200 in the past, and now Whitfield is back he is back on the wing.

John Legend

Will James Harmes’ role in the guts stay once Viney returns? Worried about the distribution of CBAs once Viney returns from trying to find his Merc

Russty_

Neil NDD might know John but I haven’t seen him around this week so far. Where are ya Neil?

Peter

Hey – I’ve had had Nick Cox and Bailey Smith in my team since the start. Both have been pretty quiet lately. i can upgrade both to premo players but would have to trade Gawn for Hickey to do so. Thoughts about this please.

Paul

personally there’s no way i’d be trading Gawn

Peter

Thanks Paul for your advice.

Russty_

Hi Pete, I’d advise against trading Gawn out…maybe you could paint the fence this week instead?
Smith to Poulter and Cox to anyone you like.

Peter

Thanks Rusty for your advice.