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JOCK MAILBAG | Bits and Pieces

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This week Damo and Clarky go through the website looking for your conundrums. An untidy podcast to help tidy up your teams ready for the bye rounds. Should Chad Warner be traded? Is Aaron Hall a legitimate option? and what the hell do I do with Shai Bolton? All answered on this weeks episode.

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TRIGGA HAPPY

For those who still have Cripps this has recently come to light.
“Patrick Cripps has been playing with a fractured back and needs weekly injections to get through each week” ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

NathanS75

Nah, Teague said today that was fake news

TRIGGA HAPPY

Dunno doesnt look right to me.
Can only play half a game would explain alot otherwise no looking good for his contract

Rick Grimes

Pretty sure you can’t play footy with a fractured back.

David C

Is it fractured though? Or just fake news …. thank you Donald for that one.

david

LOL
More absolute rubbish being spread by that f!og Damien Barrett.
Next week he’ll be breaking a story about Carlton invading the west bank of Jerasulem and Essendon rescuing a million kittens from a bushfire
He isn’t a journalists bunghole and makes Eddie look bipartisan

Rover

Highmore is back

PeteB

Been waiting oh so long for this moment. Hopefully patience will pay off. Donโ€™t need all my bench playing at once, but now this has come at the perfect time.

Russty_

It’s a bonus for those who kept him Pete, maybe Brockman also plays this week.

PeteB

Yep still have him as well Russty

David C

Will be interesting to see the reactions if he is dropped next week which might happen if the Saints lose as expected.

Rover

At least he will of made us some money

Derek

And he plays early. Nice E loophole this week

NathanS75

Where are the other teams?

dontblushbaby

Next week mate, round 10 ,

NathanS75

Ahh, I misread the article. cheers

Derek

i thought the same. i was looking forward to seeing all the teams tonight.

dontblushbaby

If Darcy Moore plays in the backs for the rest of year he is unbelievable value @ 366k

NathanS75

Hmmm. Not a top 8 DEF. Maybe at the start of the year you could consider him as a mid pricer to upgrade. But not at rd. 9. May and Daniel offer much better value still. Ridley for an extra $120k next week is also a must have

dontblushbaby

I have May , Ridley will be in my team next week , Daniel punched a 100 last week after massive 2nd half , prefer to see more but agree he is a look

Russty_

He could be top 8 this year if he stays in the backline, he played 2 or 3 games fwd and didn’t score well there. I reckon he just needs some consistency with his role as a DEFENDER and nothing else.

NathanS75

Well he averaged just over 80 as an All Australian defender last season. Do you think he jumps another 20pts on that average as a defender from here on in? Its a big gamble, but will payoff huge if youโ€™re right!

Russty_

If he’s allowed to free roam, not tag and not play some kind of dpp role then he can score well, easily well over 100, seems to prefer defending to attack…If I was strapped for cash I might pick him.

David C

Spot on. He’s a value pick for the cash strapped and those short of trades. Very much SC relevent but probably not for the top teams.

TommyC99

To be fair, its also important to understand the price youre paying for a player. For 360k, you dont necessarily need him to average a ton. Obviously you’re hoping he does but realistically you dont need him averaging 100 for it to be a successful trade!

holty01

Agreed. In a year like this one, if you can get a D6 averaging 85-90 at a price of $360k, I think you have done alright.

david

You’re wrong Nathan he has a 3 round ave of 122 as a defender (rnd 1,2,8). May and Daniel do not even get with 30 of that

holty01

Great work lads. Keep up the great work

Russty_

You keep up the great work…you ๐Ÿ™‚

Derek

Hotly is having a very nice year

holty01

Cheers lads. Will need a lot of luck fall my way this weekend though. Have decided to go double downgrade so may drop some ranks but hopefully pays off in the long run.

Paul

Heu there community!
Currently sitting 442 overall and would love some help!

Brought Daniel in last week,
Thoughts for this week are Warner to Collier-Dawkins via scott dpp. And Campbell to Titch. Taking jordan or powell off ground.

Next week, i know it’s early but i need to fix my rucks, so Powell to rookie, and Jordan to Grundy. (Marshall goes into fwd lin and treacy to r3).

That’s what I’m thinking but i’d love some help and any other better ideas i should be looking at?

Thanks community!

165,700k in bank.
Team:
Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Docherty, Daniel, CJ (Mansell, Highmoore)

Macrae, Oliver, Walsh, Kelly, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Powell, Jordan (Scott, Campbell, Berry)

Gawn, Marshall (Flynn)

Ziebell, Dusty, Daniher, Warner, Poulter, Bergman (waterman, treacy).

Joe_T

Very nice looking team Paul. How many trades have you got left? Normally I’d say to hold the guys you’re planning to trade out but it seems like those are your only options really. If you can, I’d try get Grundy instead of Titch this week only because Grundy is a bigger priority to get

Paul

Yeah I’ve burnt through trades to stay here. Have 18 left.

Definitely agree mate, my only thought in leaving grundy 1 more week is that to get him i need to use those more expensive rookies this week. And grundys price should stay sonewhat around what it is, whereas Titch will go up a fair bit.

Trying to find the best way to get grundy this week though as i agree he’s a way higher priority. And I’ve only had marshall for 2 weeks. It killed me fielding Treacy’s 15s when flynn was dropped lol!

Derek

Titch has Kangas. Grundy has Hickey

Derek

If Flynn not named he has to go before Warner.

Flynn to Dawkins (via Tracey and via Scott)

Does that give you enough to go Campbell to Titch?

Paul

Agreed Derek, I’ve had a look and yes i can still afford Titch this week with those trades but it would then leave me unlikely to get Grundy next week.

Using warner gives me an extra 60k and let’s me fix my rucks next round.

Derek

If you have watched Warner play, you will agree is is good, gets plenty of CBAโ€™s and mid time. Iโ€™m holding him for the points he might score

Paul

yeah i have watched him, and I do agree.
However, my point has never been that it’s time to move on warner because he’s done. My issue is that i need to use him to fix my rucks and get grundy in.
If i use flynn or anyone cheaper then i can’t get to grundy.

Andrew

Simple a or b question
Lyons or Mills?

holty01

Lyons should average more but having the #1 defender in the game currently I think is more important. Mills for me.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Rd 8 – Fire Sale.

Well the fire sale team as seems to be the norm had a bit of mixed bag this week.
Some great scores especially in the backline but also some big misses esp – Tex. You have done your job old mate but it is time to go.

With martin missing again in the ruck and flynn a no show had to bring in a ruckman. To do this traded Gulden to Fredrick (to give the team some cover in defence) via Sharp DPP. Gulden had made a pretty penny so this gave me more than enough cash to upgrade martin to Hickey. Didn’t give me enough to get one of the big boys so went for the next best. Truth be told that is probably the main thing this team is missing is one of the big two in the ruck.

As bucks stated that the Moore forward experiment was over and he was moving back decided to give him one more week and that seems to have paid off as he punched out a 130.

Rd 8 score
2,188

With JOM missing for a second week again played Jordon on ground.

As Tarranto has been producing some good scores gave him the VC armband as played early. 126 was good enough so sharp got the captains armband.

Overall the team is around the 17,000 mark

Team is below:

Def: Moore, Doch, Lukosious, Rich, Clarke, CJ. (Fredrick, Highmore)
Mid: Tarranto, Serong, Simpkin, McGrath, Walsh, Smith, Powell, Jordon. (JOM, Sharp, Campbell)
Ruck: Hickey, ROB. (Flynn)
Fwd: Bolton, Zorko, Tex, Hind, Ziebell, Impey. (Buddy, Rowe)

Time to go shopping next couple of weeks.

Planned trades unless injuries/late outs happen.

Tex – Cameron. (he looked great last week as was getting up the ground getting plenty of ball)
Simpkin hasn’t come on as expected so will upgrade to Titch or Kelly.

Then it just a matter of picking off the fallen premos

If I trade Powell & Jordon who have done their job to rookie in coming weeks then it is happy days – cashed up

luk – Ridley
serong – Bont
mcgrath – Steele
smith – fallen premo

Danger after bye

The experiment continues ……