PODCAST | Two Positions Is Better Than One

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Lekdog, Damo and Patch come together to discuss the newly awarded dual position players. Scott Pendlebury, Tom Liberatore, Luke Parker, Tristan Xerri and Connor MacDonald are all discussed plus more!

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Rick Grimes

Patch throwing shade at a Suns side that are twice as successful as his Dons thus far this season. Getting a bit stale, all this Suns hating.

Lekdog

As someone with a Suns supporter in the family, they can get stuffed 😂

Russty_

Didn’t know Patch was a ‘they’?…lol

Rick Grimes

I’m seriously contemplating trading JHF. There’s just as much danger in holding a rookie too long as there is in booting him too early. Why hold him for a few more weeks to arguably make another $50k if you can move him to a premium who absolutely will score 100+ points per week.

SchittSangers

I agree 100% Rick. The only time that I had him onfield he put up an Essendon type of effort and was outscored by McDonald. I am burning him this week and will try to jump on Rosas to make a few more $

Matty C

I think he bounces back and is a more reliable scorer than nearly all mid rookies not named Daicos. I won’t be moving him on until I’m ready to fully upgrade the midfield as I hated having to field MacDonald this week with Cripps injured. This has been his first poor score and I think he returns to at least 70s in the coming weeks.

Rick Grimes

When I ship him I’ll be 6 premo deep in midfield, plus Daicos and Martin (who is out performing him anyway). JHF would probably be on my bench most weeks. So he’s gone burgers.

Matty C

Fair call, that becomes a good option now with DPP for Martin. I’m probably one or two FWD midpricers short of doing the same as I only managed Brodie so need Martin FWD. If I had of got Xerri or Gresh as well I’d be set.

Paul

Yes but that doesn’t give the whole picture. Playing Daicos in your mids means you’re playing another def rookie, and likewise with Martin in your fwd line.
So it’s not essentially JHF vs Daicos and Martin, but against your def and fwd rookies where you could be fielding the other 2.
Eg. If your only rookies on the field in fwd and def are Hayes and ODriscoll then sweet. But gee I’d far rather field JHF over Dixon, Paddy McCartin, Mitch Hinge or a De Koning type.

You know your team and it’s prob worth it. Just saying your mids are only part of the picture.
Sure Martin and Daicos are out performing him, but pretty sure some of your other rookies won’t be averaging 75.

Totally different if he can get you up to a Steele or Touk type though where the others haven’t made enough cash to do so.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Derek

i was thinking he would get DPP, but didn’t. might move him on

Lekdog

Depends if you’ll still have rookies on field or not I’d say. If you’re moving him but still need to field a Ward, you should probably hold. If you move him and suddenly Matt Rowell is your final on-field in the mids then it’s probably ok.

I just think JHF will score more than the other rookie options

Matty C

Big decision this week is Rowell. Secondary decisions are whether to hold Ridley, Hinge and Luke Jackson.
Targets for Rowell are Touk, Mitchell or take a risk on Parker and swing him forward. Marshall could come in for Luke Jackson but he may have just scored well with Ryder out. Rosas probably needs to come in and possibly Pruess too. Ridley would become Pendles if I flicked him.
Too much to do and not enough trades/cash/rookies ready to cull.

Rick Grimes

I’m wondering if Ryder even comes straight back in. They play pretty well without him. If they tip over GWS, I reckon they stick with the same set up.

Matty C

Possibly. It did look a better set up and when they played all 3 I don’t think it worked. Might be horses for courses. Don’t know if I’ve seen enough from Marshall yet to know if he’s back to his best but if you told me before the year I could upgrade Jackson to Marshall for no cost I would have been happy.

Shake n bake

He’ll come straight back

Derek

Rowell might be better once the season slows down and there is more stoppages. But with the pace of the game he is way behind the ball and just can’t keep up.

I was thinking the same trades.

Rowell to Touk, but will need to trade JHF or Rowell to Parker and trade either Stephens or Macdonald

Lekdog

Ridley is an angry hold for me I think

VossTheBoss

Someone from this very fine community either tell me im a psychopath or a mastermind

This is my current team
Docherty, Crisp, Sinclair, Hewett, Ridley, Chapman (McCartin, Gibcus)
Macrae, Steele, Neale, Oliver, Rowell, Daicos, JHF, Rachele (Odriscoll, Ward, MacDonald)
Grundy, Preuss (Hayes)
English, Dunkley, Cogs, Brodie, Xerri, Martin (Dixon, SDK)

I want to trade Grundy, Rowell and JHF > Swing Dixon to R3 > Rosas, Smith, $715k for a MID

Apart from the glaringly obvious that ill have a ruck line of Preuss, Hayes and Dixon, 2 of them can be swung forward for English and Xerri
Every team I’ve played in my cash league there is only about 7/10 players different, i feel we have to start being different if we want to set ourselves apart, obviously I cant win it all, so cash league is my main focus

Rick Grimes

It might be slightly mad, but why not. I have Grundy and I’ll hold, but gee whiz he looked bad. This season for a pleasant change we have a bunch of ruck options in all price ranges. So the old rules are out the windows, somewhat.

Derek

I’ll look at getting Preuss in this week, but it does look odd him sitting at R3 just for cash generation, so am considering Grundy to Preuss R2. Twas what i was thinking round 1, but probably would have gone Grundy/Preuss, not Gawn/Preuss

Derek

keeping Grundy. leave Pruess and get Hayes next week

SchittSangers

Great moves IMO. Your team is very similar to mine but I don’t have Ridley, Rowell, Chapman Dunkley or Rachelle. I have Sicily, Sinclair, Green, Jackson & Gresham instead.
I have been tweaking trades a lot to try and get some POD’s and the latest iteration involves similar trades to yours Grundy>Preuss, JHF>Steele, Witts>B.Smith. That gives me 16 more projected points than keeping witts and not having smith but if I dump witts smith becomes a great POD and is on fire this year.
I’m not sure if I need Rosas for the cash generation or whether its safe to wait for Hobbs
If I make the trades Brodie would be my M8 with Daicos & O’Driscoll fighting for D6/M9 but my fwd line loses English to R1 and would be Heeney, Jackson, Gresham, Coniglio, Martin, Xerri, Hayes, Durdin. I’d need to upgrade at least 3 of them to Dunkley, Butters and IDK

SchittSangers

It’s a bit strange that Taylor walker claims that he would have got 4 weeks off if he did what Cotchin did. I think Cotchin was dealt with harshly when you consider that Stephen May’s deliberate swinging boot into Bobby Hills shin on the boundary line didn’t even warrant a sanction and hill hadn’t even touched May but Walker had pushed cotchin over the line towards the fence.

Kev 2 3

Personally I have always thought Cotchin to be one of the dirtiest players in the AFL. Always taking cheap shots and trying to hurt opposition. Bad sportsman in my opinion, closely followed by Lynch.

Donavan

Think Selwood & Cotch are equally dirty.

SchittSangers

hahaha 5 others agree about cotch. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 5 upvotes on a comment here before, I hope some umpires and MRP drop in for a read

Lekdog

I think Tex should probably keep his head down at this stage

DEESNUTSRBIG

How are teams fitting Rosas in this week?
Preuss at R3 with Hayes & Dixon at F7 & F8.
So Hayes has to be F6 with Ryder 1 week away (Dixon, Rosas)
Trade Grundy?
Preuss at R2 seems very shaky, Flynn is not getting dropped after this weeks effort.

SchittSangers

Hogan is useless so Preuss might get a gig as fwd

Lekdog

I do not know haha

They’ll play Preuss and Flynn I reckon. But Briggs did dominate the 2s as well

Streaka

I thought Heeney would have done enough to get fwd/mid status.

Shake n bake

100%

Lekdog

me too!

Tophawk

Great podcast fellas!
Round 12 is approaching fast folks! Its the first of the bye rounds and it a lethal hazard! If coaches are not careful, it will completely wipe out many. A lot of popular premo players seem to miss that week. (Eg Hewett, Short, Cripps, Ridley, Steele, Gresham, T Green, Taranto, Pruess, Coniglio, Butters, Houston, Sinclair, Marshall, Whitfield, Docherty etc)
When using your trades over the coming month try to avoid trading into bye trouble. Round 12 is very hazardous. For example, I am thinking of trading out Jackson to Preuss. Not a good idea. Jackson plays round 12, and Pruess does not. That is -2 players available for round 12. Or coaches wanting to trade out Grundy for Preuss this week. Same scenario, -2 players available for round 12. Culling Ridley for someone like Sicily is much smarter. Ridley is out in round 12, but Sicily plays. +2 players available for round 12. Lastly what if you wanted to trade out Rowell or JHF this week you could do it. Despite both playing in round 12, at least replace them with a premo which also plays in round 12. (T Mitchell, Oliver, Petracca, Macrae, B Smith, Bontempelli, A Brayshaw, Witherden etc) Your net player position for round 12 remains unchanged.
If coaches are not careful, round 12 could become a nightmare and kill off many seasons.
Tread carefully. Or should I say “trade carefully”.

Cheers, TH

David C

Great advice. Dodgy math though. Example, Ridley out Sicily in is +1 only not +2.

Russty_

As the great and wise Trigga once said….fk the byes lol

Derek

JR SURVIVOR

*****ROUND 4*****

I don’t know what happened last week, i couldn’t get into the Groups to see who all the eliminated teams were and who had immunity for Round 5.

Basically it all went pear-shaped.

Even though it seems to be working now, there isn’t any history for Round 4. It’s like it didn’t happen.

I have consulted the by-laws and Section 4, Clause 3 clearly states: “when the SC site stuffs up and we can’t tell what the hell happened, just forget about that round and move on you, have more important things to worry about”.

I originally thought it was Lekdogs doing as i recall he might have been in the bottom 3, but looking at the results from Round 5, it didn’t help him much.

Round 4 has been Deleted from History, meaning 27 coaches have dodged a bullet.

*****ROUND 5*****

The following coaches have been eliminated this week (bottom 3 from each division)

Div 1: Wingards Wingmen, Southport stars & HapsMagoos
Div 2: Tigher Time, River & Cheap As Chips
Div 3: Jagerbomb, dontblushbabbie & Lekdog’s Puppies
Div 4: Tiges, Tiger Boys & monaco
Div 5: One Touch Wonder, Penske file & Assassins
Div 6: Ruthless lemons, Valhalla awaits & Big Titz
Div 7: Mitchell’s Men, Volcanic & Laughto
Div 8: OnsaFC, Sketchy Furries & Half-Witts
Div 9: Pluginators, Spud FC & Big Beans

The following teams are very good at Supercoach and will have Immunity for round 6:

Div1: Kiss my Butters (2397)
Div 2: Tophawks (2328)
Div 3: SchittSangers (2356)
Div 4: The Filth (2341)
Div 5: The Instagator (2362)
Div 6: Dam Dogs (2420)
Div 7: Nowyoucanseeme (2271)
Div 8: Team Daz (2339)
Div 9: Beorge (2269)

Thanks fellas

Rick Grimes

Through on a technicality. I’ll take it.

Russty_

Thanks Dez, I barely made it this week, fourth or fifth from bottom I think

dontblushbaby

I would have had immunity from R4, all good Derek I understand not much can be done, we move on

Rick Grimes

@dontblushbaby, I most definitely would have been eliminated R4. I’m happy to drop out of div 3 if you wanna come back in. Assuming Derek is on board. I don’t deserve my spot.

SchittSangers

You sir are an admirable man.

dontblushbaby

All good Rick , thanks anyway, don’t want to set a precedent, Derek already does a lot of work with this now and don’t want to add to it

Derek

thanks for letting me know. I looked into the calculations. 2409 would have given you immunity. You are safe.

dontblushbaby

Thanks, didn’t expect that

Russty_

Is dontblushbabbie a different side from yours or the same?

demonsdelight

Is it possible to forget R3 just for GATOR and MYSELF

Russty_

Mate you and Gator are still in it, round 4 you were both out but there was no round 4 LOL, and Gator top scores this week. Lucky buggers

demonsdelight

Don’t deserve it but Gar and myself will bounce back if Crippa is not selected I will bring Maxy in If selected May gets a def job with the Flog

Derek

If anyone who was eliminated this week, believes they should have had immunity, please let me know and i’ll have a look at it. I believe there is a section of the rules that will allow for this.

I can do a bit of excel spread sheeting on my old Commodore 64 and work out the difference between the round 3 and round 5 scores to work it out.

I’ll have a look at dontblushbabbie in Div 3. I calculated you must have had 2408 score in round 4.

Derek

River (Div 2)
Assassins (Div 5)

had Immunity from Round 3, they have been able to carry this forward to Round 5 and will NOT be eliminated.

demonsdelight

Great work Derek and appreciated by all One of the real highlighrs of my season just hope your midseason draft is on

Derek

Sure will. Love the mid season draft as well, good to draft a team once the season is in full swing and all the uncertainty is gone

will kick it off after the byes

Russty_

Can I just suggest that when I do get eliminated, whenever that is…I should have immunity? 😉

SchittSangers

The news on Cripps isn’t as positive as I hoped for. Based on what has been said I doubt that he will play this week.
His average is only 112.8 and his breakeven is 147 BUT he was averaging 137.7 before the injury and will most likely return to that level when he returns.
If he doesn’t play I can cover him with O’Driscoll or move Gresham into the middle and put Xerri on field so I am loathe to offload him BUT if I dump him I can bring in Steele, & Bailey Smith.
Arrrrgggghhh I hate indecision it always results a bad outcome

Russty_

If it’s rank you covet the most I’d say trade him out cause you’ll need every point you can get if you want a shot at the 50k

MAW Bullants

Having already held him for a week why would you trade him out this week?? Makes no sense… He either plays or missed one more…. If didn’t pull the trigger last week has to be hold this week….

Russty_

I answered based on his suggestion of trading Cripps and pertaining to what his needs are, he’s ranked 120 odd so has a shot at the grand prize, if you were that close, wouldn’t you want every extra point you could get?

MAW Bullants

Well that depends as the short term sugar hit point gain of essentially side ways trade of Cripps, could ultimately cost you more points than you gain if you run out of trades later in the season and can’t cover inevitable LTI, Covid Protocols and player management and/or if Cripps outscores the player you bring in for the remainder of the season…

Just think it’s a no brainer if you have held for one week why would you trade now when it seems if he misses at all will only be one more week….

demonsdelight

I am keeping him but in your position Steele is a gun and Smith nearly a prem hard call NDD

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Bring in Steele if he is going to miss.

Steele

Great POD guys! Should I go hinge too Sinclair? I’ve already got heweett short whitfield and crisp. What are ur thoughts on Sinclair over other backmen? Cheers lads

SchittSangers

Sinclair is playing a midfield role, not sure if he lines up like that but he certainly plays that role. I doubt that Jones will impact his scoring when he comes back coz Jones doesn’t have as big of an engine.
Docherty is also worth consideration because nobody will impact him

Derek

When does Billings come back?

Russty_

1 to 2 weeks for Billings and Clark, Jones soon too, hope it doesn’t affect Sinclair too much.

Steeeve

I have Gawn, Grundy, Hayes.
Xerri and Dixon forward.

Want Preuss this week so was planning to drop a mid rookie, swing Rachele mid, then swing Hayes forward. Preuss at R3.

However, Hayes could be a must have rookie in my view. Won the bnf in the SANFL last year and has a 3 month run at it.

Can’t have 4 ruckmen. Would you rather:
1. Trade out Grundy, or
2. Not get Preuss, or
3. Not get Hayes

SchittSangers

Trade out Grundy and spend the cash on a mid premo

Steeeve

Even though Grundy only drops about 30k or 40k with a couple of tons? We will want him back right?

Russty_

I think English and Gawn will be the best 2 this year Steeeve, could be wrong but gee English looks solid now.

demonsdelight

Gawn and the pom for mine

David C

Yep, trade Grundy and use the money to upgrade elsewhere.

Derek

look at it from another angle. If you didn’t have Grundy, and next week you could pick him up for 540k, that would be a bargin. So i’m holding, think he can still score well and not worth messing with using two trades

SchittSangers

or you could look at it from this angle.
If you had 554k and you needed 4 mids, 2backs, 2fwds and a ruck to get to full premo would you spend it on a 4th ranked ruck averaging less than 90 or would you spend it on another position where the player is top6 averaging from108 to 122?
Points win games historical reputations win nothing

Derek

i hear ya. But Grundy is averaging 98.4 (even after a 53)

I have a formula (used mainly in preseason) to calculate the value of a player. $554k would equate to a score of 106.75, so he would need to average that for the rest of the season to be a reasonable value purchase.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Do you think he can average that Derek. The only thing stopping me from trading him is that I’ve used too many already.

Derek

I didn’t see the game, but I’ve seen Grundy struggle in the past when he is up against two rucks.
He was averaging 109 before this week, don’t know what happened, but I’m thinking he will continue to be around the 109 for the rest of the year.

he is in 47% of teams, big call to go against him.

Shake n bake

What happened is he’s doing nothing around the ground!! No marks no tackles for the game. He gets his rushed kicks around ruck contests and some stoppages. He’s a mobile ruckman drop back in the hole sometimes hit up at the ball sometimes go fwd maybe kick a ruckmans goal. Just needs to do lift in general play.

SchittSangers

oops you’re right my bad I was looking at his 3 round ave. but if he has back to back 103’s he’ll only be about 510k and if Preuss scores 89 & 80 he’ll be 333k at which point you could downgrade a slowburn like Durdin and turn preuss into Grundy.
Personally I don’t expect Grundy to score back to back 100’s and I expect Preuss to do a lot better than 89 & 80.

Now that the ‘close contact’ rule is gone the covid risk has also gone so we all have surplus trades, may as well use them to increase team value

What Bear

I am in the same position. I see no way out other than trade Gawn or Grundy. The rookies are in the ruck and we need the rookies for cash generation. It is disappointing to sideways trade, but we should pocket $800k from Pruess and Hayes over the next 8 weeks

TRIGGA HAPPY

How up and down is this year?

Rd 4 barely made 2100 lost 7 out of 10 League games. So many under performers. yuk.

Last week same team except o’driscoll who I brought in for dpp scored nearly 2400. Won 10 leagues and finished highest I have finished for yonks 240 for the rd.

Guess you just gotta back in your team and hope dont get injured or a premo gets tagged (which seems to be back in vogue)

Gonna be a long season lads .

Russty_

Hi Trig, great score last round mate, I think I had something like your round 4 last week, scored 2190 odd and lost 7 of ten league matches. You must’ve moved up the ranks a fair bit after that score, good stuff. Are you thinking bout the byes much this year?

demonsdelight

trouble with the byes mate is round 12 if you keep a rowell because he is in r 12 then you cop him stinking up for 7 more rounds for a gain of max 100 time to bdo the mathS

Russty_

Rowell’s already gone this week for me mate, what a shame he’s being used as a stopper, he’s not even that good at it, Dew will probably put him on Neale this week.

demonsdelight

He would still be welcome at the dees we had green number 1 in front of him and it looks good OUT FOR FLOG said behind DEREK”S lounge

Derek

who is Flog?

its a big lounge, plenty of bite marks on the back though.

demonsdelight

SIS

Derek

same. looking at Rowell to Sicily

demonsdelight

same happened to me this round but last year Trigg I got 2k then with a worse team scored 2500 and a sub 100 rank just luck of the draw

Derek

i’m still waiting for my good round. the earlier in the year it happens the better the rank can hold.

Rowell will be going for me. I can’t believe how awesome he was round 1 and i was very happy. hadn’t seen another Sun’s game until this week and he was so slow. Might come good later in year when game slows down, but not willing to wait.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Whos trading Flat track Bully Grundy this week? (BE 150)

Recent Scores – 53, 118, 96, 101, 124, 83, 89, 107, 110, 85, 88.

153 vs Phillips (2021), 151 vs Phillips (2020), 83 vs Draper (2021)
143 vs Burgess (2021), 105 vs Witts (2020)
140 vs Chol (2021), 115 vs Soldo (2020)
ESS, SUNS, RICH in the next 3 vs Draper, Witts, Nank.

Derek

Draper this week looks a nice matchup, although didn’t realise he only scored 83 last year against him.

Jebediah Springfield

Im in a pickle JR crew. Rucks are stinking it up in Grundy, Marshall and Hayes. (Xerri fwd).
Planned to flick Marshall to Preuss after his poor start or hope he got fwd status to send him fwd. Now he looks ok while Ryder is out.
No real viable lambs to slaughter to DPP Hayes out for him.
I’m playing for league and need wins.
Is Preuss a must for cash gen or do I wait a week and ride the Hayes (2.0) train?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Wait for Hayes.

TommyC99

Hey lads,
Lachie Whitfield. Been such a disappointment and bled 40k from what we thought was unders. Just looks injured. Is his time to go? I’ve only used 2 trades up to the point and i can afford any defender/mid under 600k if i downgrade ward/hayes to pruess. Thoughts guys?

Russty_

Hey Tommy, I offloaded him for Sinclair before round 5 so that was an instant 40 point gain, you don’t need your so called premo averaging 80

Derek

as discussed in the Mailbag pod, See how GWS play with Toby back and if Whitfield can lift his efficiency. He has one more week, then it will be an easy trade to Parker.

James

I’ve got hall (with 34k cash) and only want to make 1 trade, its between witherden, mcgovern, cripps or others sub 545k

Jack

Alright it’s obviously time for Rowell to go if that’s his new role for this year. I’m shot with money so I can only downgrade and the only player that I don’t have that’s about to make money is Rosas. Thoughts on trading Rosas in for Rowell? Will he keep his spot in the side?
Im sticking with Gawn and Grundy, my R3 is Hayes and it’s my last week to jump on Preuss. Worth the trade or stick with hayes?
cheers

Derek

Preuss at R3 is my only option, Not getting rid of either Gawn or Grundy.
Preuss is pure cash cow only, does seem alot of money on bench, especially with Hayes (PTA) will be on the bubble after next week and will make just as much cash as Preuss. Can only have one.

Will probably pass on Preuss and get Hayes next week.

Russty_

That’s what I’m thinking too and probably for Hayes when he goes out again for Ryder. Preuss can easily get suspended again and then the moneymaking stalls.

Derek

Hayes will be sole ruck.
Only had 5 disposals last week but 11 Hit Outs to Advantage.

If 75 is his floor, might be the better option than Preuss who will be sharing duties

SchittSangers

He looked dead on his feet last week I think that Port will use Finlayson as Ruck support next week

demonsdelight

Is russty talking about the same Hayes ? Parker looks an almost must have now Might try something in stead of Sisilly

Russty_

Hayes(Stk) to Hayes if Stk Hayes gets dropped again for Ryder.

Derek

Thats why i’ll pass on Preuss. Give another week for cash from Hayes (STK) and if dropped the following week when Ryder is back, easy trade.

Derek

I am super keen on Parker. 118 BE gives me another week to think about it, But they do play the hawks this week.

I Can go Rowell to Parker one trade. Will need a boost trade to get the bit extra to Sicily.

I was listening to the hawks game on the radio driving last monday, and all i heard first quarter was Sicily, Sicily, Sicily.

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Rowell to Rosas is going to be my only trade. Not interested in Preuss, I have Hayes and Dixon as my R3/F7 swing.

demonsdelight

With the new covid rules maybe we won’t need the extra trades for covid Goodwin will be pleased as that is what he wanted A huge plus for supercoachers especially the boost NDD

Derek

Do they have same close contact rules in WA?

demonsdelight

very good point but all vic clubs will be happy and us coaches who can now be a bit more agressive

SchittSangers

Here are some interesting stats to ponder in the Preuss or Hayes argument

Rucks Vs Pittonet
Nank -58 – ave is 81
English – 99 ave is 121
reeves – 29 – ave is 48

Hayes -75 ave 75

Based on this small sample you can expect minimum 90 to 105 from him this week against a 2nd rate eagles ruck

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Rowell to Rosas is my current trade, but I am also thinking about Grundy to Heeney and Rowell to Gresham. I know it is very sideways, but both players are in form and only going up in price at the moment.What do you think people.

Russty_

Who would be your R2 John?…could you do Grundy to English and Rowell to Gresham?
Rachele or Dow could go out for Rosas?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Jackson would move to R2, happy to keep Rachele and Dow for now, I want my rookies to max out before I trade them. I feel Rowell needs to go if he’s going to keep his tagging role.

Russty_

Fair enough but I think they’re both one low score away from being maxed out, I think you’ll need English eventually at R2, unless Grundy finds some form, he usually does historically.

demonsdelight

I am keeping rowell Good players bounce back and he wont lose much even at 80 points More important to get a 150 ruckman in Round 2 bye comes into it as well I could get Crisp with zero bank or Sisilly with 67k what should i do ?

Russty_

I think Rowell was supposed to be a keeper at the start of the year, and make a bit of money as well cause he was sposed to average pretty well, at the moment he’s not scoring well or making money mate so I’d get rid of him, either to a rookie like Hobbs next week or Rosas this week, or Sicily or another keeper.

demonsdelight

Thanks mate just got this feeling about Rowell going big and even a close to 100 would see him not losing coin Those high draft picks have the talent but possibly with him it’s a role thing Think i would rather dump RIDLEY and keep ROWELL cheers mate

Derek

Rowell is averaging 92 for the season. If you gave me that before round 1 i’d probably still have jumped on board.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m going with Rowell to Hobbs and Owens to Rosas. Need to keep the cash generation going, Rowell isn’t a keeper with his tagging role and he’s stopped making cash, so no reason to keep him. Owens is dead wood on the pine and I have Voss as my loop, so time for him to go. No upgrades this round, need to save my boosts for the bye rounds.

Derek

If you watched Rowell play round 1, and thought he could get back to that form, you would hold him

Derek

Getting rid of Owens for no cash gain seems a waste.

you can hold off on Hobbs for a week as well.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Who out of the two would you trade for Rosas then Derek. I could wait a week for Hobbs like you said. Owens seems a waste sitting there doing nothing.

Derek

every year there is an Owens. Last year it was Gould.

trading him to another rookie who could play one or two games and then get rested is always a risk.

I am trading Rowell to Rosas this week.

Russty_

Thanks for the generous trade offer Derek but Neale is my only reliable captain choice, Doch would be too but I think I’d prefer to hang onto Lachie cheers mate.
My draft team is garbage this year lol

demonsdelight

Almost an even trade If it were mine I would take it mids are easier to find

Russty_

Dunno about that mate, I brought three into my side this week, Rowbottom, Redden and Newcombe, have 2 injured Gaff and Stringer and Guthrie averaging 89 so not so easy to find mids averaging like a keeper. My only 2 reliable players are Sinclair and Neale.

demonsdelight

yeah mate was looking at mine and i have the brownlow medalist benched .Playing derek so need to be on the ball

Derek

I think there is more value in Defence this year. Looking at what is available in DEF, there are Maynard & Lever on the waiver, and Moore, Markov, Hardwick types on the free agent, so you can always pick up a 80-90 defender who might be only 10-20 from the top level defenders. Where Shiel, Cotchin types on the MID free agency are a long way from the top level mids.
I’ll shop Docherty around. I know Julie loves her Defenders.

Shake n bake

I got your requests aswell Derek. Not sold on any yet but keep them coming.

Derek

Just looking for a win/win if I can

Russty_

I would’ve done it if I had one more uber midfielder, but I couldn’t get any in that draft, the order was crap for me.

Derek

I got Walsh, Docherty, Titch & Mills all on the slide in the draft because of their preseason injury concerns and was able to trade in Darcy when he got injured as well.

traded in Libba and Parker when I thought they might get DPP

bunnies are looking strong

Russty_

You’ve traded well Derek, my first or second pick was Grundy unfortunately!

Derek

NDD have a look at my offer, I know you love Petracca, but every man has his price.

Russty_

English not playing this week dang!

Shake n bake

That’s in interesting out!

Russty_

Bulldogs site says it’s a hamstring done at training

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Shake n bake

Did see that. Will teams Hold?

Russty_

Depends how bad it is mate, what a shame, hope it’s only a one week twinge like Cripps. Was getting set for a big week this week, now it’s already a bummer.

Shake n bake

I don’t have him but I’m holding this week. Just sitting on my hands.

Russty_

How many trades have you used Shake? I’ve been going pretty hard, time to ease off for me soon too.

Shake n bake

30

Russty_

How do you use 30 trades in 5 weeks?… 😉

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Shake n bake

I should put the reading glasses on.

Tophawk

Wonderful is it not? English does a hamstring at training this week. If he misses more than 2 weeks he is Gawn. LOL

Russty_

I guess we have been pretty lucky with injuries so far this year! Time for all that to end haha

Lach

Thoughts please guys

OUT: bowey, Rowell & JHF

IN: Bailey Smith, De Goey & Preuss

Three relatively fat cows turned into two keepers and Preuss

Lach

Two options.

Option 1: 
Out: bowey, Rowell & JHF
IN: Bailey Smith, de goey & Preuss 
Bank : 70k

Option 2: 
OUT: bowey, hinge & Rowell 
IN: Bailey Smith, Sicily & Preuss
Bank : $0

Matty C

Prefer option 2 by a long way. Sicily is more of a keeper than De Goey and JHF is playing and will make more cash whereas Hinge isn’t playing.

Lach

Even if it leaves me with quiet literally no bank?

Thanks for the reply

Russty_

No bank’s not a big issue with some of our rookies getting towards trade out time, or you could go a week early on S.Hayes instead of Preuss.

Tophawk

We better get some more specific news from the Bulldogs today around the hamstring injury sustained by English. We must know the severity before the Dogs match tomorrow. If they do not disclose anything till next week I will be seriously peeved off! LOL Does anyone have any further intel on the severity of Timmy’s injury? Cheers, TH

Russty_

There’s an article about it on the SEN site mate…..
How AFL clubs are “dudding” and disrespecting fans with injury reports.
He’s probably already had his scans, they should be revealing asap if it’s a minor twinge or a 6 week off injury.

SchittSangers

I have no doubt that the AFL has already provided the gambling agencies full reports with copies of the scans analyzed by independent medical professionals. Maybe latest brownlow odds will give an insight to the severity of his injury

Russty_

Or…It’s time to give Stefan Martin his 200th game solo rucking and give English a rest for a week and there is no injury? I don’t like the shady-ness, they need to be more transparent.
What did you end up doing with your trades this week?

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SchittSangers

Trades are still in Limbo after the dastardly dogs pulled a swifty. Darn English they never could be trusted to do anything in Australia other than stuff things up.
I’ll put St Hayes at R3 with the E for tonight and if he goes big I’ll trade Grundy & JHF for Steele & Bsmith but if he is sub-80 I’ll probably keep Grundy and trade out English and JHF for Steele& BSmith and bench either Daicos or O’Driscol.
Sure that I’ll end up getting English back but I have heaps of trades this year so it’s not a drama

Lazza

Was planning to bring English in this week.. with Titch… that’s now become Gawn and Green.. 🤷‍♂️ <— … oh bum, just got a 50m penalty for that..

Russty_

Make it 100 for the humourous sarcasm, and also the look in your eyes 😉

Lazza

😁

demonsdelight

Gawn and Green are better anyway Lazza Just bad luck with the Pom

demonsdelight

My younger brother is in the coterie group at the dogs and tells me English looks a 2-3 week hammy not as bad as keaths. Hard call for rank coaches I have had him since dot and may just bring in Parker NDD

Tophawk

Its official. English out for 2-3 weeks. No good. He will turn into Gawn this week.