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FearTheBeard

G’day COMMUNITY.

Long time no see.

Wow this time of the year. I’ll be a brave man and go first to be picked apart lol.

Lloyd, Crisp, Short, Whitfield, Skinner, Dean, De Koning, Uwland

Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Petracca, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Stephens, McInnes, Clark, Tsiatas

Gawn, Grundy, Hayes

Dusty, Heeney, Coniglio, Kelly, Hollands, Comben, Parker, Evans.

I have toyed with Dusty & Heeney down to Rayner and Curnow which gives me Miller in the mids over a rook or Hall over a rook in D.

Thoughts?

Derek

Good team FTB.
discussion this preseason has been all about the structure and where the premiums should be. General idea is to go with min 12 premiums, 13 becomes a stretch with cheap rookies.

most are looking at 4/4/2/2 or 4/5/2/1, all depending on where the good cheap rookies turn up prior to round 1

some crazy’s are even looking at 5/5/2/0

most people have 8-9 premiums locked, and the remaining to be taken from a floating bunch of another 7 or 8.

I can see your team is 4/5/2/2 if you want to call Heeney a premium.

JHF, Daicos and Cogs look good picks, and you seen to have most of the other possible starting rookies.

looks good

Russty_

Nice work Beardy, 3 rooks playing fwd could be a stretch but who knows yet….If you’re struggling to field a fwd line come crunch time you could always go one less mid and beef up your fwd line a bit, cheers mate.

Damo

Love it Beardy! I’ve gone with a similar set up for my own team.

DeadRock

What’s the news on Skinner at Port? Liked the look of him at the Lions but unsure how he fits into Port’s back 6 with Aliir, Jonas, McKenzie, Clurey etc.

Royboys2020

Skinner is there for depth only. He may get a couple of games and will look promising in those games but just quite have it.

Royboys2020

*doesn’t

Pies22

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pep

Lloyd, Crisp, Whitfield, Answerth, Wanganeen, Sinn, Chesser, kelly
Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Mitchell, Neale, Constable, JHF, Daicos, macdonald, Uwland, Clark,
Nic Nat, Grundy, Benning
De Goey, Butters, Coniglio, Curnow Rachele, Comben, Parker, Skinner.

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Damo

Answerth! Now that’s a name I haven’t seen in many teams. Brissy fans swear by him being the natural successor to Grant Birchall, I guess it just depends if Keidean Coleman gets the role ahead of him. Luckily at that price 246k there are plenty you can sideways or downgrade to if he’s not there in round 1.

Pep de bollox

Lloyd,Daniel. Sicily, Answerth, Wanganeen, Sinn, Chesser, kelly
Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Mitchell, Brayshaw, Constable, JHF, Daicos, macdonald, Uwland, Clark,
Nic Nat, Grundy, Benning
Dunkley, De Goey, , Coniglio, Curnow Rachele, Comben, Parker, Skinner.

So, CRISP, WHITFIELD, WANGANEEN-MILERA out for DANIEL, SICILY and O’DRISCOLL

NEALE out for BRAYSHAW

BUTTERS out for DUNKLEY

$900 left

Roc

possible starting 22 guys
Lloyd, Ridley, Whitfield, Sicily, Sinn, O’driscall
Steele, Bont, Mitchell, Petracca, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Clark
Grundy, Witts
Dunkley, Martin, Heeney, Coniglio, Rachele, Skinner
thoughts on Witts as a ruck selection?

Derek

Witts is looking doubtful for round 1. Still not fully training

Damo

Double check Witts status closer to round 1, but he’s still recovering from his ACL by the sounds of it.

Maverick

I’m so sorry for your loss lek.
He was a terrific footballer and from what I’ve heard an even better bloke. RIR (rest in rehab)

what are other Walsh owners looking to do… At this moment I’m looking at possibly going Brayshaw who I’m bullish on or petracca. Even flirting with going a 4 deep uber mid and grabbing a hall, Whitfield or crisp down back and going 4 deep there.

M1-5 is currently Macrae Steele Mitchell Walsh* Neale
D1-3 is currently Lloyd Dawson ridley

Russty_

Hi Mav good to see you mate, I think 4 deep in def might be essential this year, Brayshaw could go uber this year, he has the talent, so could Tracca, both good choices.
What’s your fwd line look like?

Maverick

Thanks russty nice to be back mate bit of a later start to the year for me. Kids keeping me busy and taking priority these days. Here’s my full lineup

DEF: Lloyd Dawson Ridley Wilmott Sinn Skinner (O’Driscoll Gould)
MID: Macrae Steele Mitchell Walsh* Neale JHF N.Daicos Clark ( Hobbs Butler Roberts)
RUCK: Darcy Grundy (Hayes)
FWD: Dunkley De Goey T.Thomas E.Smith E.Hollands DWilliams (CComben WKelly)
BANK: 52k
OPTIONS TO REPLACE WALSH ARE:
A) Walsh directly too petracca, Bont or Brayshaw. I’m very bullish on Andy!

B) Walsh -> DStephens/Chesser
Gould -> Whitfield
DWilliams -> Coniglio
This move makes me 1 uber less in the mids but 4 strong down back and gets me Coniglio onfield over a Shakey rookie.

Rick Grimes

Brayshaw I reckon.

Maverick

Yeah I’m leaning toward B Rick BUT pretty keen on getting Brayshaw in I was an owner last year and feel this is the year for him.
Not 100% sold on Coniglio just feel he’s a trap but Leon has said Taranto will be mainly forward this year so that hopefully means cogs is back in the guts and if so he screams value.

Rick Grimes

I have that same feeling re Cogs but he’s in so many teams. If he does go bang bang early on we’ll be struggling to get him in. Brayshaw is super close to getting the call up to my team, aka The Walking Dead.

Russty_

Maybe you could do A and B Mav, Mitchell to Brayshaw and then “B”

Maverick

Mitchell is an absolute lock russty. He is good for 120+ this year. He went 128 post bye last season once he got rolling. Just not sure how I’ll fit AndyB in he may just have to be an upgrade option.
1 official pre season game just isn’t going to be enough this year. Is that the supercoach gods doing?

Russty_

Yeah mate with only one official pre-season game, there might be a few underdone, and some early injuries but I hope not, Mitchell is a lock but so is Oliver, I’m trying to find a way to fit em both in.

dontblushbaby

Taryyn Thomas is an interesting pick ? Had a good 2021, could break out & finish in the Top 8 Forwards ?

Maverick

Could just be my North Melbourne bias but he just oozes class he is a very smooth operator and can impact games, should okay midfield and high half forward still getting to contests imo. But He could easily be traded to butters or Heeney yet.

The Ranger

Thomas, Heeney, Degoey, Butters…every year about this time we all spend ages trying to find a 450k odd player that will be a keeper eh Mav? I’m going with Heeney at the moment, Seems to be plenty of noise that he’ll get more mid time and Mills has an injury cloud which could help Heeneys points tally.

Maverick

Yup 100% ranger. Flip a coin kind of stuff isn’t it. Definitely understand you going Heeney with mills Achilles still not one hundred percent.

Russty_

Mav make sure you get into Jocks Jungleland Draft again if you’re playing this year you and Hedski (Dion ) are the last 2 to enter. code 286412

demonsdelight

in my team a breakout

Damo

You know how I feel about Brayshaw 😍

Rick Grimes

Iteration 2354:
Hall, Ridley, Short, Sinn, Kelly, Dean, Uwland, O’Driscoll.
Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Mitchell, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Clark, Stephens, Parker, Tsitas.
Darcy, Grundy, Hayes.
Martin, Treloar, Thomas, Cogs, Rachelle, Hollands, Skinner, Coomben.

Damo

Excellenté *chefs kiss*
Love the Treloar selection. People seem to be forgetting he can quite easily average 105+

fiddyy

My team is currently
Def: Lloyd, Hall, Ridley, Whitfield, Sicily, Coleman, Chesser & Dean
Mid: Steele, Oliver, Titch, Neale, Horne-Francis, Daicos, Ward, Sinn, Clark, Uwland & Tsitas
Ruc: Grundy, Pruess & S. Hayes
Fwd: Duzzy, Heeney, Butters, Cogs, Curnow, Maginness, Hollands and Skinner

I toss up between swapping Sicily for a rookie or Milera and either upgrading Pruess to a Draper or Daicos to a Serong.
Thoughts?

Russty_

Nice effort fiddyy, I would actually swap Sicily and Coleman for 2 rookies and just start with a top ruckman. Good side, it’ll be a great side if you stick with Preuss and he works out.

Westy

Russty_, would moving Sinn from MID to DEF to replace one of Coleman or Sicily then give access to one of the other MID rookie options?

Russty_

Yeah ceratainly Westy, he has Uwland there for the swing so yeah good point.

Damo

Very deep in defence there, could quite easily swap one of your defence premiums to beef up somewhere else. Ideally with Preuss at R2 you also have a playing R3.

Bucks

Hi all, first post of team, pick it apart:
My team is currently
Def: Ryan, Ridley, Whitfield, Sicily, De Koning, Wilmot, O’Driscoll & Dean
Mid: Macrae, Oliver, Dunkley, Neale, Caldwell, Constable, Clark Parker, Stephens, Mead & Uwland
Ruc: Gawn, Natanui & Comben
Fwd: Taranto, Duncan, Martin, Gresham, Coniglio, Kelly, Mitchell and Jeffrey

rooks still subject to getting picked

Damo

Haven’t seen Ryan in many teams but with Dockers full compliment of key defenders seemingly available we may see Luke Ryan return to his rebounding and intercepting best.
Dunkley in the midfield gives you a nice swing set there, only thing I’d possibly watch for is that Leon Cameron was saying Tim Taranto would spend a fair chunk of games forward which could affect his scoring.

Ad Leonard

Rip in
DEF: Lloyd, Stewart, Crisp, Short, Boyd, Skinner (O’Driscoll, Dean)
MID: Macrae, Oliver, Laird, Merrett, Tom Green, Ward, Stephens, Clark (Mead, Parker, Tsitas)
RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Hayes)
FWD: Martin, Butters, Rayner, Coniglio, Kelly, Comben (Hollands, Peris -placeholder for Hayes)

Gazman

DEF:
Rich, Crisp, Whitfield, Wanganeen, Chesser, Boyd.
(Skinner/Dean)

MID:
Macrae, Steele, TMitchell, Petracca, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Clark.
(Mead/MacDonald/Tsitas)

RUCK:
Grundy, Goldstien.
(Comben)

FWD:
Dunkley, Dusty, Heeney, Coniglio, Rachelle, Hollands.
(vanRooyen/Parker)

Damo

Goldstein! The man mountain, gee, that’s a point of difference. Not much to hate here Gazman.

Lion Tamer

Life can be a real ScoMo sometimes, the demise of the next GOAT before a ball is bounced in anger caused a total rebuild and the thrusting of caution into the cyclone. Come back soon Mr Walsh
Lloyd-Whitfield-Sicily-Tucker-Milera-McGuiness (Dean-Kelly)
Macrea-Steele-Oliver-Mitchell-Neale-Berry-McInnes-Stephens (Hollands-O’Driscoll-Clark)
Grundy-Preuss (Edwards)
Bailey-Thomas-Jackson-Gresham-Rayner-Coniglio (Baldwin-Comben)

Not a cookie cutting team full of unresearched favourites but the winning team never is.
Don’t be giving ladyboy feedback like “he’s an injury risk”. Walsh had never missed a game since debut but he is out injured, point being that everybody is an injury risk they’re playing footy not poker.
Tucker coz he will be a mid, Milera coz he is an 80ave player.
Berry coz he is an 80ave player McInnes and Stephens coz they will match or better JHF and Daicos but cost a lot less so, make a lot more.
Preuss coz he’s cheap and Comben or Jackson can slot in when he breaks, Edwards coz he 90% more likely to line up in round 1 than Hayes is
Bailey coz Mr Magnificent is broken so Zac will be getting a good run on ball early and all of the fwd Prems have massive clouds of doubt above them, Tarryn coz he’s Tarryn, Jackson coz he’s a freak and a very very good footballer, Gresham,Rayner,Coniglio coz I love a bargain and playing fwd rookies is the strategy of a loser.
2 on field rookies is about as safe as a team can be at this stage of the year and I can reduce that to 1 if I switch Kelly for McGuiness

The Ranger

Nice team Lion. And most of your reasoning seems sound, not sure about Jackson in SC myself but there’s no doubt he’s a good player.

Rick Grimes

How essential are JHF and Daicos? I know the wraps are huge, but historically few high priced rooks actually deliver. I’ve heard JHF will play forward a bit, too.

Lion Tamer

There isn’t any doubt that the kids can play footy but they wont have key roles early so they wont score well early. I’d rather not go near them and grab a Tsitas and Berry or Caldwell (who smashed it in a praccy match at the Pharmacy) and keep the leftover cash for pies and beer.
That move makes more $, more points and more sense

TRIGGA HAPPY

Out of the three I like ward. Should get good mid minutes and working well in sync with titch.

derek

touching. significant that Lek took his ‘sleeved’ jersey off but kept his sleeveless one on.

demonsdelight

TOPHAWK not sure where it is in draft NDD

Tophawk

Gday NDD. The question I asked in SC draft was around all 8 coaches dropping all their players from last year. We all then start from scratch in 2022 and draft night becomes super exciting and a real test of skill. I have dropped all my players from last year and are now all back in the overall free agents pool. Cheers, TH

derek

TH. can’t have the same fella winning it 3 years in a row.

gator59

Are you saying that we start from scratch again Derek.. I see TH has scraped his side

derek

defeats the purpose of having a keeper league if we start again, might as well just have a re-draft league separately.

some keeper leagues have a rule where you can only keep 10 or 12 players and have to drop the rest.

i think we should keep the players you have, that is what a keeper league is all about.

gator59

That’s exactly what a keeper league is all about, I’m not sure why TH has scraped his side.. When you look at Russty’s side he’s gunna have to do some serious trading with all the Backs he has ,, Maybe we all should look at helping each other out a bit more but that’s only a suggestion

demonsdelight

I think that is a great idea I am in need of GAWN and offer you the big O i might be able to sweeten it with a saints fringe player Keep it as is ndd

demonsdelight

couldn’t agree more what’s the point me keeping DOC all year when he was injured if he is only going back into the pool Gator as administator can u get TH ‘s team back

gator59

I’m not sure if I can, I’ll have to study the rules that SC have got going

Russty_

Not sure why TH did that without discussing first, maybe we all just let him get all his players back through free agency or team to team trades, does there have to be a draft every time Col with a keeper league?

gator59

I think there has to be some sort of draft time. ie coaches may have their eye on someone, Then there’s a conundrum you have with all the backs you have or are you just going to try and distribute them among us other coaches and pray for the best.. You may well be right we may not have to draft each season, But there will be retirements, Injuries, Position changes as you’re going through this year

Russty_

Well mate, I have pretty much 9 premo defenders well almost, so I’ll be looking to trade to whoever’s interested who has a half decent forward to trade. I only have 3 and Stringer’s one of em so , 2

Russty_

Pffft, you barely won!…8 points you lucky fcky 😉

demonsdelight

i have a pretty fair team mate derek and yourself beware the demondelights are after that trophy

Tophawk

Good news! TH has hit the TEAM reset button. Got all my players back from last year. Will just get rid of the dead wood and keep the guns. LOL

Russty_

Oh good stuff mate!…I thought you’d lost your mind LOL

Tophawk

LOL. Probably lost my mind regardless!! 🤯Looking to start with Crippa this year! 😅 Got a feeling he is going to be back big this year! The bloke is still only 26 years old and unbelievably is still coming into his prime. At $454K he is worth the punt. If he burns me, I will punt him quickly without losing a lot of cash. The upside is huge! Will watch him in the warm up games and if he is solid and in the guts he is in. 💪 I always knew I could reset my draft side so have done that and kept 8 guns and punted 14 duds straight back into the free agents pool. My side is getting a huge clean out with fresh faces. Good luck mate.
Cheers, TH

Russty_

Good luck to you too TH, and with Crippa also, hope he gets back to his best for ya.

gator59

That’s the spirit TH

Tophawk

Cheers Gator. Still put a broom through my team mind you. Had some scheit players and will need to play hard on draft night to get the right cattle. Cheers, TH

demonsdelight

that’s really good news onward and upward mate

Tophawk

Thanks NDD. It will be an epic battle this year. Looking forward to it! Cheers, TH

Russty_

I remember last season mate you were one of the favourites right up to the end.

demonsdelight

ANYONE can win this one russty

Tophawk

I think I won the thing in 2020 and missed draft night last year. Ended up struggling with some putrid performers. Alex Neal-Bullen, Gary Rohan, Tex Walker etc. All these prickks you shall find in the free agent pool! 🤣

TRIGGA HAPPY

Alright time for the “On fire sale” 2nd edition.
It’s a fire sale team. Nothing over $550k.
The beauty of the fire sale team is no rookies on ground so you don’t get the low rookie score.
No ultra premos either as all players under $550k. But you build up to them with trades. I think the fire sale team finished around 2,000 rank last year.

Can this team rank higher?

Def: Daniel, Sicily, Lukosius, McInterney, Day, Answerth. (Dean, McDonagh)

Mid; Whitfield, Adams, Neale, Treloar, Rowell, Serong, Gresham, Conglio. (Mead, Clark, Tsitas)

Ruck; Big O, Pruess. (Comben)

Fwd; Dunkley, Heeney, Butters, Thomas, Jackson, Curnow. (Hollands, Skinner)

$30k left in kitty.

Tempting eh??

Russty_

Dunkley’s 558 ya cheat! LOL, well it’s the overall score that matters right mate? The way I’ve ranked the last 2 years, I should do this 😉

TRIGGA HAPPY

pick up on that one did ya? hehehe just couldn’t leave him out. he is so good all over the ground. even if they play him fwd or on a wing still likely to get 90 plus and you know what his ceiling is like if allowed to run free in the midfield. I think personally they played him fwd last year to ease him back in after injury. haven’t heard a peep about him this pre season so assume he is going ok. will play mainly mids is my gut call as that is where he does his most damage. Already flagged bont will play more forward this year.

Keenbutclueless

Ok. Will try something similar. Major difference is I am leaving in captains options. No rookies on the ground
mid price madness side
def. Short Dale Cumming Sicily Milera Coleman (Chesser Kelly)
mid. Macrae Steele Neale Pendles Crouch DeGoey Berry Caldwell (D.Stephens Stephens Clark)
ruck. Draper Preuss (Comben)
fwd Thomas Heeney Rayner Cogs Curnow Williams (Hollands Skinner)
$5,400 left
Everyone on this list has been in my side at some point. Couldn’t find room for Tucker, Whitfield, Serong, Rowell and Gresham
my wife may play this side. No doubt she will beat me home comfortably

Russty_

Hi Keen, I did a similar thing earlier but didn’t post it. The team name was Gun and spuds. Premise was all players except for one captain uber were as close as possible to 400 grand. With Oliver as captain the prediction was 1817 lol, no rookies onfield, and the same rookies I have in my side now on the bench. I think the weekly scores would’ve been garbage haha

The Ranger

I like it Trigga, every year I do one of these teams at some point and then bottle it and go back to G’n’R. With the current dearth of rookies this could be the way to go this year, you’re going to get very few 150’s but you’re also going to get very few 30’s.

TRIGGA HAPPY

i’m thinking likely 75 minimum from anyone on field Only problem is the capt. Guess could just make Neale the perma capt.

jel

Current thinking. Some of the names likely to change, especially once the rookies show themselves.
Obviously the rucks are not set & forget, but if their pre-season looks good, Preuss & Jackson should make decent stepping stones.
J. Lloyd, J. Dawson, J. Short, K. Coleman, M. Hinge, J. Sinn, N. O’Driscoll, B. Uwland
J. Macrae, J. Steele, C. Oliver, L. Neale, S. Coniglio, J. Horne-Francis, N. Daicos, J. Ward, C. Stephens, J. Goater, J. Tsitas
S. Darcy, B. Preuss, C. Comben
M. Duncan, T. Thomas, I. Heeney, Z. Butters, L. Jackson, C. Curnow, S. Skinner, C. Parker

derek

good team, mid-price madness in the forward line, will be great if they all pay off. i personally would go one less, throw Cogs into the forwards and see if you can get Titch in the guts.

What do you like about Duncan? especially ahead of Taranto and Dunkley?

jel

I’ve been going between 1 & 3 of the Thomas/Heeney/Butters combo. I like all 3 but depending on the rookies that show one may need to go.
Cogs has been FWD in most of my team versions, and he might still end up there if I ditch one of the 3.
Jackson is there to cover Preuss.
Titch in the guts would be good, but I feel that there will be more rookie options in the mids, so if Cogs moves FWD, it will be to make way for another rookie ie Erasmus.
I’m staying away from Taranto, at least until Greene comes back. Leon has already mentioned he’ll be FWD to cover Greene’s absence, so I can’t see the value with his scoring if he’s not getting mid time. Dunkley would be nice and has been in with other versions of my team, but there is no room in the budget for him, plus I think Duncan will score almost as well.

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Derek

You might be right about Taranto.

im looking at Dunkley now

DucksNuts

Hi all,
First time I’ve posted on JR pages – been a long time follower though. Current draft – keen to hear thoughts!
Def – Hall, Ryan, Ridley, Bowey, Gould, McDonagh (Skinner, Dean)
Mid – McRae, Steele, Oliver, Mitchel, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Ward (Hollands, Clarke, Tsitas)
Ruc – Grundy, Preuss (Lynch)
Fwd – Hawkins, English, Butters, Coniglio, Curnow, Raschele (McCartin, Kelly)

Would love peoples thoughts on English – seems to be flying uner the radar hugely – will have more rucking responsibilities (given Martins age), less Fwd responsibility (given doggies glut of amazing forwards + Darcy) and is entering that magic age of mid 20’s for a ruckman – cant see him not averaging 95+.

Cheers!

Rick Grimes

Seems solid to me. I agree English is worth a crack. Should average well and has a massive ceiling. Be prepared for the odd 40-50 score tho.

DucksNuts

Thanks Rick! Agree there will be a few lower scores but I expect his floor to be about 60-70 this year!!

derek

I think Neil said that there might be a few ahead of Bowey, might need to keep an eye on that.

you have a few really nice POD’s.

Ryan had a super season in 2020 but had a bit of a role change last year but should be near the top 6 defenders by year-end.

Hawkins is the classic key forward rollercoaster. Started last season: 57, 134, 55, 79, 105, 65, 149. Look at all his bad scores last year were weeks when the cats lost. How many will cats win this year?

English is probably the best of the DPP and a good choice if going with Pruess at R2. Although i wouldn’t have Lynch at R3, don’t think he is in Hawks best 22 (Reeves is preferred ruck) and save $80k

Raschele will be a tough fella to own. is expensive rookie playing as a key forward in a poor team, not like.

DucksNuts

Thanks a lot Derek, love the analysis.

You are bang on with Lynch, have saved the $80K and reinvested – got Bowey up to Day!

I dont mind the Tommahawk roller coaster – when I go for a POD one of my personal crieteria for them is that they need to be Durable – can bank on Hawk playing 22 games!

Derek

Day hurt his ankle and will struggle to be right for round 1

Hawkins is turning 34 this year and the cats have got Cameron ready to fire this year

derek

i have a few coin toss in my head, hoping to get some thoughts from the community.

Caldwell or Berry M6

Curnow or Brodie F5

JHF or Daicos M7

there is a world where all 6 are in my team, but if i was to pick, who would it be?

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derek

i have my premiums sort of worked out, just need to put them in order of preference (depending on rookies)

Crisp or Dunkley?

I already have Macrae at M1 and Daniel at D4 from the bulldogs.

I’ve never owned Crisp, might not even know what he looks like if i bumped into him. He does seem to have a few things falling his way this year, but he is expensive and he is in my team at the moment.

Current premiums in preference for each line

Lloyd, Ridley, Whitfield, Daniel, Crisp
Titch, Neale, Steele, Oliver, Macrae, Simpkin
Grundy, Gawn
Taranto, Dunkley, Duncan

Probably only 12 will get to start, 4 to miss out. Currently those 4 are Dunkley, Gawn, Simpkin, Duncan

derek

tweaked the team a bit.

Swapped Crisp to Dunkley is the main change, leaving 2 rookies on field in defence which might not be a good option. It will all depend on where the rookies are.

Lloyd, Ridley, Daniel, Whitfield, Kelly, McDonagh (O’Driscoll, Dean)
Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Titch, Neale, Caldwell, JHF, Daicos (Clark, Uwland, Macdonald)
Grundy, Preuss, (Comben)
Dunkley, Taranto, Raynor, Coniglio, Brodie, Hollands (DeKoning, SMitchell)

$0

Keenbutclueless

Hi Derek
only comment on Curnow versus Brodie. I think Curnow is guaranteed best 22. Not sure on Brodie. Curnow has a proven average in the high seventies, Brodie has a lesser track record (but a change of club and possibly change of role). Curnow flying in preseason. Brodie has had mixed reviews (last in the time trials, news of injury etc).
unlikely that either will be a keeper. Stepping stone only. So it’s really only the first 6-8 weeks that truly matter. Feels like that Brodie is more likely to grow into the role, so even if he has a potentially higher ceiling because of role, I feel Curnow will reach his trading point quicker

derek

Thanks Keen. I’m slightly with Brodie if he looks like he is in their best 22 and in the guts. Curnow might start slow as they increase his TOG and he could easy be rested.

I don’t think Brodie’s injury is any great concern and i don’t think he has had any injuries in the past.

I’m pretty happy with Raynor and Cogs as stepping stones. There is a world where Cogs stays there most of the season

The Ranger

They’re all flip a coin type decisions eh Derek but my two cents…
Caldwell over Berry – not sure how much time Berry will get onball whereas I think Caldwell will def play onball when he’s playing.
Curnow and Brodie is tough – Curnow has a higher ceiling but he’s a forward so could give you the odd 47. I think Brodie will play, WC have a lot of injuries. Just don’t know where he’ll play. Prob Curnow but only just.
JHF or Daicos – Groan. I’m hating this. Daicos. Just because I think he’ll play thru the mids and half back which might get him more points than JHF playing half forward and mid.

derek

Thanks Ranger, i like the logic. there are quite a few in the guts at the Lions and he might get pushed out by Raynor and Bailey, where Caldwell should have a decent run early if Sheil and Stringer are struggling with injury.

I’m not a big fan of the expensive rookies if there are cheaper ones available.

I’m just worried about the cheaper rookies turning up and second the very high ownership of both Daicos and JHF, over 65%. I’m not willing to roll the dice against either.

Russty_

Caldwell, Curnow and Daicos for me Derek, Daicos averaged 35 disposals or something insane like that in his 5 NAB league games last year.

The Fyfedom

Team version 1.333
Lloyd, Ridley, Whitfield, Sicily, C.Dean, J.Sinn — W. Kelly, Kemp
Macrae, Miller, Lyons, Petracca, Neale, Constable, Daicos, McInnes — O’Driscoll, Mead, Clark
Gawn, Darcy — Preuss
Butters, Raynor, Cogs, McGovern, Curnow, C.Parker — Comben, Hollands

Mainly toying with dropping Preuss for cash and boosting my FWD

Russty_

With such a strong midfield and 2 uber rucks you don’t need Preuss, I’d dump him so you can dump McGovern maybe for Gresham or anyone better than McGovern.

The Fyfedom

I agree and he may be gone soon. My counter is that he is going to make lots of cash and will provide quality ruck cover. He’s their first choice ruck if fit IMO
Could allow me to carry an injured Darcy/Gawn for a few weeks rather than flicking them.
McGovern is there as long as he’s a rebounding defender. Very likely to go down to Skinner if he’s not named round 1 in the backline.

The Ranger

Seeing as we’re onto a new thread.
DEF Lloyd, Crisp, Whitfield, Ridley, Answerth, – O’Driscoll, Skinner
MID Macrae, Oliver, Titch, Neale, Rowell, Ward, Stephens, Hollands – McInnes, Clark, Sinn
RUC Grawndy – Hayes
FWD Dusty, Heeney, Raynor, Cogs, Comben, Kelly – E.Smith, Parker
50K in the kitty. All the rookies are obviously all still tbc.

Keenbutclueless

Missing a defender Ranger

The Ranger

Oops!
Just a rookie, Dean for now.

Russty_

Like it Ranger, 12 keepers possibly 14. How do you think Rowell will go this year?

TRIGGA HAPPY

You know he only.has a be of 63. Should do.thst in his sleep. Post s couple of bigger scores early.on.gonna rocket up.in.price pretty quick

Russty_

Is he gonna start in the guts being a midfield piggy clearance beast Trig or will they ease him into it?

The Ranger

I’m backing him in Russty. Putting the injuries to one side for now, he’s a third year player, Walsh averaged 117 in his third year, Taranto averaged 102, Cripps 107, Heeney 97. I think Rowell can av 100+ and stay at M8.

jel

I just have alarm bells ringing loudly in my ears.
When you say he’s a 3rd year player and compare him to the others your missing that he has played less than a season of footy in total. In terms of games missed in their 2nd season as the lead in to their 3rd, Walsh – 0, Taranto – 0, Cripps – 2, Heeney – 2, Rowell – 10. Add in the fact that when he came in for the last half of the season he was averaging 68 you have to ask which Rowell is going to play, the one that played 4 games and lit up the game, or the one that played 11 games and was a bit meh.

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The Ranger

It’s def a risk Jel but anyone in that price range is. The reports I’ve read suggest he was carrying niggles last year and never quite got his body right, hopefully a good preseason see’s him return to beast mode.
If he’s av68 after a couple of rounds then I might have to sideways him to a Gresham, Caldwell type or even JHF/Daicos if they’re going well.
The upside is too good to resist for mine.

The Ranger

Whilst we’re on Gold Coast. Not seeing any love for Noah Anderson anywhere which surprises me a bit. Would have been a No.1 pick in any other year, has played 37 games now and I read he’d be onball more this year with Greenwood gone.
Miller, Anderson, Rowell is a nice mid trio.

jel

Yep, as you say there is always a risk with the mid-price types, especially those who have had injuries. We all have different risky players who we think will come good/break out, it’s what keeps this game interesting.

Paul

Rowell Averages 90+ to the byes.

demonsdelight

It is a risk Ranger but I am with you here He only has to score a tad better than a rookie I am also agreeing with jel That run he had with the tons has happened before and they have dissappeared but Rowell is a gut feel Wish the kid was at the Dees oh and Russty you forgot CLARRY Seen Jackson pitted against Gawn –though Gawn was his brilliant self Jackson’s follow up work is mid like He shouldn’t be capable of that . Both in my team now

Russty_

No risk no reward Neil, he does look very clarry-like in full flight, if he starts anything like he did a few years ago coaches will be scrambling to get him in before it’s too late.

Russty_

Hope he works out for you mate, I can’t seem to afford him with my current side, I’ve gone with Constable, hoping he can go 80+

Derek

Hawks had another match sim today, had a look at the vision and talked to a few fans.
Gunston was up and about. Probably a handy Draft pickup. Great for Hawks fans as well.

Sicily played really good, but Scrimshaw and Hardwick were on other team. Bramble was taking kick ins instead of Sicily.

Macdonald was again a standout, starting to look a chance for round 1

Finn Maginness was playing in guts and on wing and was good. Played more midfield than Howe and Nash which is good sign for round 1

Reeves clearly won ruck contest against Lynch

Long and Butler did ok but there are plenty ahead of them. Ward was quiet, so was Newcombe.

Mitchell played as a deep forward, Poppy’s role, but I think Brockman will be ahead of him

Titch was in first gear all day and Worpel got a heap of it, but butchered it most times. JOM touched it a lot, but can’t remember him kicking it.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Gr8 intel mate. 👍

Russty_

Thanks for sharing this Derek, I’ve been umming and ahhing about Maginess and Macdonald but I think they both at least deserve a spot on the bench.

AB13

Few decisions to be adjusted closer to around 1. But at the moment this is the lineup.

Lloyd, Short, Whitfield, Sicily, Wanganeen, Chesser, O’driscoll, Uwland

Macrae, Oliver, Laird, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Ward, Erasmus, F. Macrae, Stephens, Clark
Grundy, Jackson, Hayes
Dunkley, De Goey, Gresham, Butters, Coniglio, Rachelle, Hollands, Skinner.
There’s a few rookies that could be swapped to 105K options to generate some extra cash. De Goey is in pending a suspension from the AFL or Collingwood because of New York otherwise he might become someone like Mitch Duncan.

Luke Jackson instead of Gawn allows me to afford Oliver. Otherwise I’d have Grundy and Gawn but someone like Rowell or Shiel instead of Oliver. Only 11 premiums isn’t ideal but I’ve got a lot more mid pricers than I’ve ever started a season with before.

Russty_

The De Goey stuff is over with mate, it’s just up to him now whether he stuffs up again or not.
Not sure if Wanganeen/Milera will line up for round 1, Good side although I’d be looking to save some money maybe by going Rachelle to Maginess and Macrae to Sinn or Tsitas.
If Jackson scores well from the start you’ll have a jump on the field for sure.
Like the Laird pick too.

MAYhem

I’m a Melb fan and Jackson is a gun. His ground level work is elite and his marking improving. But I wouldn’t pick him in SC this year. Just can’t see him getting the role yet to be a starter.

demonsdelight

I am a DEES fan too and Jackson has been in my team and out more times than any Completely see ur point I wouldn’t be surprised one bit to see them split the rucks Every time i see them pitted against each other Jackson holds his own if not winning Melbourne know that and they know how dangerous Gawn is forward. For supercoach 2022 I have Jackson a forward lock just not sure about GAWN

MAYhem

May totally rejig team structure once we have a clearer picture on rookies, but currently as follows:

Lloyd, Hall, Whitfield, O’Driscoll, McLennan, De Koning, Skinner, Dean
Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Neale, Rowell, Gresham, MacDonald, Clark, Stephens, Tsitas, Uwland
Gawn, Grundy, Preuss
Dunkley, Duncan, Heeney, Rayner, Coniglio, Hollands, Kelly, Parker

TRIGGA HAPPY

Very cookish following the hird.
Guess gawn could be a pod..
Like pruess at R3.

Kotaredrew

Some latest gods- just off 7 news.
Hall from NM pinged a hammy, De Goey rest pre season with ribs, Duncan done a calf- old man injury can be hard to shake! Howe done a groin.
There goes one or two out of my side! And to think, we start thinking about our sides months out- then the carnage begins!

Russty_

Glad I don’t have any of them but bummer for those who do, I heard about Hall and De Goey, didn’t know about the other 2..best off avoiding the old guys I reckon.
Thanks for the info

Kotaredrew

That means no Geelong players Russty! 😉

Russty_

Haha, Stewart’s still young enough mate,(just) if he’s fit.

Tophawk

Howdy Community! As the season creeps closer, this is the latest version of the Tophawks side:

DEF: Crisp, Ridley, Daniel, Sicily, Sinn, Skinner (Mc Donagh, Dean)
MID: Macrae, Steele, T Mitchell, Neale, P Cripps, Rowell, JFH, N Daicos (Hollands, Clarke, Tsitas)
RUC: Grundy, Marshall (Akui)
FWD: D Martin, Treloar, Coniglio, C Curnow, Rachele, Maginess (W Kelly, S de Koning)

I think it is a nicely balanced side without being too “cookie cutter”. POD selections Daniel, Cripps, Marshall and Treloar. All lines have had decent $$$$ invested in them. The rooks will in all likelihood change, but at this stage I am happy with my side. Happy to cop any feedback! Cheers, TH

dontblushbaby

I also have Marshall at R2, value IMO and hopefully a keeper ?, I have Cripps,Rowell, Sicily, Curnow on my watch list as a wait n see thru the pre season games

TRIGGA HAPPY

All depends if Ryder plays. 26 pts less when teamed up with Ryder than when solo ruck.

Russty_

Ryder’s 34 and he’s not on full training (on his own program) Marshall was plagued by a plantar fascia injury last year too before he got surgery to fix it, so when he came back from that, he was still recovering and trying to get back up to pace. If nothing happens this year(injury-wise) I reckon he’ll score pretty consistently. Ideally, Marshall would be lone Ruck and that might be the case most of the time with Ryder just about ready to retire, Ryder might just be the reliever / chop out guy.

Russty_

Nice looking side TH, I think O’Driscoll might be more likely than Donagh, do you think you’ll have some Lloyd envy if he starts well? I like the Daniel pick, I have him also, he’s better than last season’s average and he’s the size of the Energizer Bunny and never runs out of energy. I’m also going with Grundy and Marshall, hoping Rowan can stay healthy and he should score well. Just needs some momentum.

Keenbutclueless

You could consider Rowell Skinner and Rachelle out for D Stephens plus two 200k guys. Like Milera and Coleman – but there are lots of choices. Takes you down to one defensive onfield rookie and one forward onfield rookie.

Paul

Hey all, here’s my first crack at a side for this year.
Appreciate the feedback.
Rookies always tbc

Lloyd, Ridley, Whitfield, Skinner, Gould, Mcdonah (De Koning, Dean)

Macrae, Steele, Oliver, JKelly, Neale, Dunkley, ODriscoll, Hollands (Clark, Parker, Tsitsas)

Grundy, Preuss (Hayes)

Duncan, Treloar, De Goey, Raynor, Cognilio, Curnow (Kelly, Butler).

Couple of thought’s I’ve had:

Curnow can go to a cheaper rookie to make a def rookie milera.

And can have also thought of dropping Treloar or De Goey to Rowell via Dunkley dpp.

Thanks all

Derek

Good team. I’d look at Titch ahead of Duncan.

Paul

Thanks Derek, just wondering what you meant sorry mate?
Titch is a mid and Duncan is a fwd yeah?
Cheers mate

Derek

Dunkley goes forward and Titch goes to mids

Paul

Cheers, thought that was what you meant.
Only thing is I’m hesitant to go that deep in my mids early on. I know Dunkley is there at the minute but i view him as a fwd. Starting him in the mids simply means i can play a raynor instead of a mid rookie early on.
Also, I’d need to find an extra 100k to get duncan to titch. Could possibly find some of that by downgrading Curnow to a basement rookie though.
More i think about it the more i do like it though mate. Just might need to make it happen lol. I’d take Titch over Duncan for sure

TRIGGA HAPPY

Greg Clark injured in match SIM
Won’t play rd 1
Has arm in a sling. 🙉

Tophawk

Dang! Thats a shame. This bloke can seriously play. Will remove him out of my team. Thanks for the intel Trigga! TH

Derek

How many weeks, might be worth picking to save a trade later

Russty_

It’s a shoulder thing and he had previous shoulder issues apparently.

Derek

He might still be a handy cheap DPP loophole who should play later

Russty_

Yeah true dat, handy mid loophole but I reckon a lot of coaches will just go to Tsitas or Macdonald instead. Will you hang onto him Derek?

Derek

If he looks like playing in the first say 4 weeks I would.
eagles have late Sunday games first 3 weeks, perfect rookie loophole and save a trade

Gives us a chance to loop a rookie or two in the early rounds

usuallly don’t have any loophole problems by about week 4 or 5

Russty_

I guess if it’s only a knock and not something serious he’d be worth hanging onto ay

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

He’s going to be out for about eight weeks I think Derek.

Russty_

So Dusty didn’t play in the Tiger’s Intra Club game cause he’s being managed for an adductor injury…
Three-time Norm Smith medallist Dustin Martin did not take part in Richmond’s intra-club match on Saturday, managing an adductor injury ahead of Round 1.
Martin patrolled the sidelines and completed run-throughs with other members of the club’s rehab group, including key forward Tom Lynch who is recuperating after a hamstring injury.
The Tigers remain confident both Martin and Lynch will be available for the opening round of the season.
I wonder if he’ll be ready…casts some doubt for me now, you want your starters to be 100% ready to rumble at round 1.

Tophawk

Hi Russty. That news about Dusty is a concern for sure. He is in my team at the moment, but like you say, starting premos must be 100% come round 1. Any niggle concerns is enough for me to replace him. Going to have a look at the options. Thanks for the intel. TH

Russty_

No worries bud, think I’ll go straight to Dunkley but that leaves me no money

Derek

Had crossed Dusty off at the start of preseason because of his age.

Russty_

Yeah I had too, but he’s fairly reliable and that was the only reason, adductors and groins aren’t good for staying on the track.

Tophawk

Dusty is out of my team. I dont trust him anymore like Heeney, and Whitfield. There always seem to be issues now with these 3 guys.

Tophawk

I either pay top dollar for Dunkley or start with Butters. $115K cheaper. Port have reported that Butters has spent pretty much the entire preseason training wit the midfield group and the expectation is for Butters to spend serious minutes in the middle. He seems to have fully recovered from his syndesmosis injury sustained last year. With that money saved I could afford to start Preuss at R3. Decisions decisions!!

Derek

I’m looking to change Taranto. Just not liking the uncertainty that he could be playing forward until Toby is back.

easy move is to Dunkley, but considering a cash grab to Butters.

Tophawk

I am going Butters over Taranto. Butters guaranteed plenty of mid time whilst Taranto will be playing up forward to cover for Greene. Not sure how I going to find the cash for Dunkley, but I will be trying hard to make it happen.

Russty_

Butters could be the man this year mate, I’ve got English at the moment, could be easily swayed towards Butters instead.

Derek

A few tweakes and my forward lines is looking like this.

Dunkley, Heeney, Butters, Raynor, Cogs, Holland

Russty_

How much cash left Derek…have you considered Thomas over Heeney?

Josh

sicily short Lloyd milera wanganeen kemp

Mitchell Bont Oliver Neale JHF daicos rookie rookie

grunddy gawn

funkley trelour Martin cogs rookie rookie

thiughts on trelour and Milera?

Russty_

Don’t know if Milera played in the Intraclub match?..but he’s good value if he can ave 80+ and stays out there. Personally I’m going for 4 keepers in defence. Not sure if Wangeneen/Milera gets early games mate, maybe Sinn will though?…or O’driscoll.
Treloar’s a good pick if his body holds together, should easy go 90 or more depending on how much midtime he gets.

Russty_

Wondering if anyone knows how to get in touch with Dion (Hedski, Fugg Nuggles) about joining Jock’s Jungleland Draft keeper League. Draft is in 2 days, code:286412.
Also Dion and Tom (Tom Deliberatore) you 2 are the last 2 to enter JR Mega-League code:362732.
Cheers fellas.

Derek

Hey Russty, have you sorted out with TH if he has dropped his players? How can you tell?

Russty_

He scrapped his team but then reset it and they all came back but he’s still dumped quite a few I think, you can see his and all teams when you go to Leagues and then look at the ladder, click on the team name.

Derek

Doodle we have a rule where we can only keep say 12? Or is it just drop who you want?

Russty_

No there was no rule, I think Gator or someone was talking about dropping 10 guys at the start of last season so I went ahead and did it and then the idea was off lol…no biggy though cause my team ended up ok

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just about set on my 4-4-2-2 structure, was trying out the 5-4-2-1, but I couldn’t bring myself to pick Sicily, but then I have Butters in the fwd line, so maybe not a lot of difference. Def: Lloyd, Crisp, Ridley, Whitfield, W-Milera, Sinn, (Chesser, Dean). Mids: Steele, Oliver, Titch, Neale, JHF, Daicos, Stephens, Erasmus, (Hobbs, O’Driscoll, MacDonald). Rucks: Gawn, Grundy, (Comben). Fwds: Heeney, Butters, Rayner, Cogs, Rachele, Hollands, (Kelly, Baldwin). My premium keepers haven’t changed much, if at all since my team from 10 days ago, the only difference is in the fwd line, Butters for Dusty, though I did say F1 and F2 were out of those two and Heeney. A few of the rookies on the bench are different, but that will continue to evolve as we go through the pre-season.

Russty_

Looks good John, very solid, have you heard much about Milera?..he’s the only one I’d question and by question I mean, maybe you don’t need him if there are a few decent defensive rookies at round 1. Then you could possibly beef up your fwd line a bit or upgrade Whitfield to Stewart if he’s 100%. Looking good mate.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sorry Russty, I should have put his full name in, its your player, Wanganeen-Milera. I also have Coleman in mind for the D4 spot. Hoping that my two def rookies on the bench get a start, so I will have cover.

Russty_

Oh ok, from what I’ve read about Wanganeen Milera, I’m not too confident he’ll be starting round 1, just comments Ratten made about him being still “in development” and how he’s gonna be, these are a few of his quotes….
“We’ve gone fairly slow but he’s been introduced to training now”
“It’s hard not to get excited when you look at him, I don’t want to build him up too much but he’s still developing”
“He’s got an attribute that will be rated very highly in the competition, but he’s only a young man, but he’ll play some games whether it’s this year, he’s going really well”, Ratten said

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Ok, thanks for that Russty, I’ll put Coleman back in and he can always be replaced by any rookie that comes along. I do have O’Driscoll as a swing in the mid bench, so that will help.

Russty_

No worries mate, I bet 1 or 2 of Sinn, Chesser or Dean will start and score ok so you might not need Wanganeen Milera or Coleman.
I don’t understand the hype with Coleman or Rayner to be honest, neither have proved themselves. Both could end up being total duds.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ve made a few changes to the team already Russty, only the rookies though, happy with my premiums. WM has gone, I have moved O’Driscoll from M10 to D6 and brought in Mead to M10. I’m also thinking about Brodie and Curnow for the fwd line if the rookies don’t turn up, there was a bit of a scare on Hollands with his groin, but they say he’s alright.

Russty_

I hear ya mate, changes galore these days with all the evolving news coming our way….I’ve punted Rayner for Curnow but that’s just a punt, not sure which one of those two will do better…although I’m not buying the Rayner hype for that price. At least Curnow is closer to expensive rookie price and apparently he hasn’t missed a beat so far.
O’Driscoll and Erasmus are looking good to start, at least they’ve been receiving good press reports on their performances so far. So Hollands is ok?…heard any news about Maginess being in the starting lineup?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I saw a few days back that both Maginness and MacDonald did well in their Feb 17 match-sim. So I might put Maginness back into the fwd line for now. Haven’t seen any updates on Hollands, just that it wasn’t as bad as first thought. I’m happy with Rayner for now, until there is a reason not to have him. It would be good if both Erasmus and O’Driscoll get a go.

demonsdelight

With the new role for Neale I think his value is out the door now . Rayner and Bailey will get the valued mid time Both are entrenched in my team I am keen on Serong to replace Neale The extra coin gets me JHF instead of my worst rookie . I look at the last few games when looking for a breakout player and Serong fits the bill perfect averaging over 100 for his last 5 Added leadership and his current sim form just crosses the t’s for me / As a keeper he will struggle but an F8 is a possibility. The extra trades will make him a cheap option and even better than Neale who will lose points stuck on the outside NDD

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That’s interesting about Neale, I only heard that he was super fit. I was keen on Serong last year and his last 5 games last season were very good. Rowell might even be worth looking at as well. Serong would be a POD.

derek

Surely Neale at $543k is still value

demonsdelight

bot as much as SERONG playing pure mid

derek

my sneaky potential M8 is Simpkin at $529k. what do you think of him against Neale or Serong?

demonsdelight

i knew you did Barrassi said he is the best junior he has seen at north a few years back for what it’s worth Still on my radar in Serong’s /Neale’s spot M5 Did a mountain of research on him and would love him there Not sure whether he is a keeper or not whereas SERONG is closer and is more un sicily if you like. Could well be in my team

demonsdelight

would you ditch TICH to keep Neale Derek

derek

probably not

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

With a ownership of 50% I’m not sure I would want to bet against him.

Russty_

Big call mate hope it works out for ya, Cerra might be another on who could fly score-wise with Walsh out for awhile.

Derek

John, Premiums only: I can’t fault your 4 in defence. Crisp is a bit overpriced to me, but you are paying for reliability and a possible bump with more midfield. I have Daniel instead, mainly for the $70k savings.

can’t fault your 4 in the guts. If Preuss isn’t an option at R2, I’m also looking at just 4 in the guts to get Gawn.

Gawn & Grundy is easy. Darcy is an option instead of Gawn, this is why I don’t like set and forget rucks. I’m liking Gawn because he has a chance to get DPP

Heeney is in my team. I have a vibe that he will smash it this year. Heeney will get a boost from Mills missing for a while and he is a ‘fallen premium’ at that price.
Your forward line looks bare without a Dunkley/Duncan/Taranto at F1, Taranto has been my boy all preseason, but thinking he will play forward so moved to Dunkley who has over 55% ownership and will hurt if not owning him
Butters vs Sicily are both options for the ‘13th keeper’. Sicily is fine regarding his injury, but he has a lot of competition for points now, where there is a cherry ripe midfield spot for him at Port, this could be his year. I’ll most likely have Butters as well.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Thanks Derek, overall you think my team is alright, I pretty well settled on the main premiums at the start D1-D3, M1-M3, R1. It’s the F1-F2 that have been up in the air for me. I would have liked Dunkley and yes it will hurt not having him in my team, but at the moment I can’t afford him. Duncan I thought about for a day and Taranto has never been an option, since I can see him playing mostly fwd.

derek

how much cash do you have? seems like you are a premium short.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

$3,400. I just found out Hollands is injured. So I have made a few changes to the team above. Out: D5 Wanganeen-Milera, F6 Holands, F8 Baldwin. In: M10 Mead, F5 Brodie, F7 Curnow. O’Driscoll moves from M10 to D6. I still have my 4-4-2-2 structure, but have added two midpricers for two rookies in the fwd line. Even before those changes I didn’t have enough to turn Heeney or Butters into Dunkley, I was about 30k short.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

So now they are saying Hollands groin is alright, but it might be worthwhile replacing him anyway just in case, I can always bring him back in. Also I was about 30k short of Dunkley when I had Coleman at D5, not Wanganeen-Milera.

Kat

Boy, trying to fit all these higher priced rookies into your team sure makes it hard getting the premos you also want. Just had to sacrifice Whitfield for Sicily to fit in Horne Francis and Daicos

Russty_

Hi Kat, not sure we need all the high priced rookies, I’ve got 2 in Daicos and Rachele and a couple around the 150 mark. Still all up in the air though with weeks to go, my team is changing every damn day haha

Derek

Not keen on paying $184k on a small forward rookie from The Crows

going without Daicos and JHF means you are going against 65+% of coaches. That is a big risk to start the season.

Russty_

I thought the same thing about Rachele until I saw his highlights packages. I currently have Caldwell instead of JHF, if it turns out JHF is way better than Caldwell, I can just swap them out. In the intraclub game JHF was in the middle a lot, don’t think he will be in regular season, whereas Daicos will and I have Daicos.

Kat

Unfortunately, we seem to be getting some injuries coming through to some of the lower-priced rookies but hopefully, you are right Russty and we don’t necessarily need all the high-priced ones but even the def rookies that are looking likely to play are round that $150k price range. And yep, like yourself seems like I am tinkering with my team every day. Think I might just close it up for a week and revisit closer to round one

Russty_

Maybe not a bad plan Kat, High priced rookies rarely end up scoring well or are keepers, I’d rather go for someone like Erasmus, Sinn or Chesser over JHF..I have Caldwell so if he’s a bust and JHF is the new SC rookie Messiah, I can downgrade to him quite easily.

Mano

First attempt…

Lloyd Whitfield Sicily Kelly Skinner Gould McDonagh Dean

Macrae Steele Oliver Neale Rowell JHF Daicos Sinn Butler Tsitas O’Driscoll

Gawn Grundy Preuss

Dunkley Duncan Martin Cogs Rachele Hollands Parker De Koning

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Hi Mano, looking at your team, the main thing that stands out is how weak your backline is, you need another keeper down there, plus have a look at your rookies, only Dean at the moment looks like playing round one. In the fwd line, both Duncan and Dusty are being managed, not something you want for high priced players.

Derek

We say this every year, where are the defensive rookies and usually we get a few.
Dean, Kemp and kelly are a chance to play, maybe Sinn and O’driscoll. We might get 4 or 5, then we just shuffle the keepers around

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have Dean D8, Kelly F7, Sinn D6, O’Driscoll M9.

demonsdelight

I have done that already Derek They appear to be in abundance now and many with dpp i have gone with a 3 prem def and rely on rookies Out goes my worst prem Ridley and then in a toss up,in comes Tich or Tout G C have a better bye and tout is flying 3-5-2-2 Going this way puts a reliance on D4 (Coleman ) who I think can at least be a warm body if not Answerth will come in

derek

neil, i’m looking at dropping Crisp before Ridley.

demonsdelight

Crisp has never been in my teams but his form is hard to deny With the FAGAN interview that Neale will play mostly wing i need to fix that up and Serong fits that Ridley is unlucky and can force his way back but at stewart’s expense not Crisp

derek

ok, you have Stewart?

i’ve never owned Crisp but jumped on the bandwagon this year on the back of his reliability and durability, but i look at his price and compare it to say Dunkley & Neale and he starts to look expensive

mind you Ridley isn’t cheap either, only $34k less than Crisp

Mano

Thanks for that. I actually had Butters and Gresham and swapped them at the last minute. Do you think that’s a better way to go?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Butters, yes. Gresham, maybe if he gets mid time, but I prefer Rayner.

Russty_

I would actually stay away from Gresham to start the season, I’d like to see how he goes the first 2 to 3 weeks before I decide to take him or not.
Need to know 1: is he 100% ready to roll and 2: what’s his role?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I saw that he will be playing mainly fwd to start, so maybe he’s not fully fit yet.

Russty_

I think that might be the case, the archilles rupture is healed up but the back fracture thing could be an ongoing issue.

Derek

I don’t mind it, the final team will depend on how many defence rookies we get. You can always swap Duncan for Crisp/Ridley

i think Duncan is an injury risk anyway

TRIGGA HAPPY

Does anyone have any Intel on Docherty?
Is he back in full training mode?
When does He look like playing again?
I’m in a keeper league. Need to chose 12 keepers. 11 locked in. 12the spot is either Doch or Viney.
If Doch plays soon he is a no brainer as he is a top defender.
If gonna be awhile till he plays again probably keep Viney and let Doch go as no point .

Little help.

Russty_

I wasn’t able to find out anything Trig, Lek’s an insider, maybe email him about it.

Russty_

Saw this on SEN mate, hope it helps…..
REPORT: SAM DOCHERTY EYEING INSPIRATION EARLY-SEASON RETURN FOLLOWING CANCER BATTLE

Shake n bake

Ist time I’ve ever posted a team. Lloyd Ridley Whitfield Sicily Macrae Steele Oliver Tich Neale Jhk Daicos. Grundy Marshall Comben English Thomas Butters cogs Rayner These will stay I’ll fill in the gaps as it gets closer.

demonsdelight

A few turn ups there particularly from you Shake Sicily and English are the big two That is a risk mate The extra mid is good I would like to get Tich in but decided G G was the go Good luck mate certainly not a cookie cutter NDD

Shake n bake

Grundy Marshall English all have different bye rds English good swing. I’m still strongly thinking tracca with the coach saga he’ll come out playing!!!

Russty_

I like it Shake…English could go 100 again, Thomas and Butters could have great years. I would prefer Daniel over Whitfield just for the reliability factor.

Shake n bake

It’s just that Whitfield ceiling think it’s higher like you said just needs a good run.

Phatman

Hello All,

bit late to the party but here is my mob so far, 186K left over if a few changes need to be swung

Def – Ridley, Whitfield, H.Clark (not loving it), Sinn, O’Driscoll, McDonagh (Gould,Uwland)
Mid – J.Macrae, Steele, Oliver, Laird, Serong, JHF, F.Macrae, Daicos (Maginness, Clark, Tsitas)
Ruck – Darcy, Grundy (Comben)
Fwd – Duncan, Martin, Gresham, Rayner, Cogs, Holland’s (Murley, Curtis)

forward line the obvious cause for concern but if Gresham and Rayner avoid injury early I think it’s worth the punt. Cheers

Bucks

i think Martin is carrying an aductor injury atm. not taking that injury chance, hes out of my team based on that

Jadyn