MPM – Pulling The Trigger

It’s Round 3, which means in DT World, it’s the first chance for your players to raise or lower in price (with the exception of Gold Coast, Adelaide and North Melbourne of course). Do you hold onto Mr. Substitute Rhys Palmer? Can you bear watching Nathan Foley run around again? Or do you, Pull The Trigger…?

So lockouts ended and your dissecting your team to make the best move you can. “Right, if I traded Andres Everitt to Brodie Smith, I’d have x amount of dollars in the bank to possibly upgrade Rhys Palmer to such and such”. You don’t think those things? Well, your a liar. I’d also like to make this clear, sideways trades from my prospective, are a no go. If you picked a gun at the start of the year, BACK HIM IN! If he just lost a leg or his decided to take up lawn bowls, then consider it.

There will only be Round 3 once, (for 14 teams). Meaning prices will start to change, after this round is complete. This is your only chance to quickly pull the trigger on those misfiring blokes that call themselves footballers and possibly jump on someone who is about to sky rocket in the near future!

Also you will notice that obvious players such as Swan, Gibbs, Sandilands, Cox aren’t on this list. You should have them anyways! My mate Chook takes care of the rookie side of things so players like Liberatore, Curnow, Tapscott etc are his domain and one’s you should already be all over like a sweaty rash.

 

Red Bulls-Eye: (The one’s you must consider humanely letting go of.)

Andrejs Everitt (Sydney) – Why on earth did I even contemplate picking a guy with a random j in his name. J – joke, ahh I get it.

Rhys Palmer (Fremantle) – At over 300k, its unacceptable, if he is being subbed back-to-back, something isn’t right. Disappointing.

Michael Hurley (Essendon) – I really doubt he is going to be a strong dream teamer for a few years, let’s swallow it and move on.

David Astbury (Richmond) – Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone. Simply put: Trade.

 

The Grey Area: (There’s potential there, just not meeting it)

Nathan Foley (Richmond) – At his price, he is still cheap and worth hanging on to. I reckon he will come good in a couple of weeks.

Jed Adcock (Brisbane) – You’d be a brave man letting him go after a 112, but a 53 at the Gabba vs Freo, come on Jed!!

Chris Yarran (Carlton) – Tits on a bull round 1, fly paper round 2. Is this what to expect all year? If so, could be dangerous.

Josh Kennedy (Sydney) – Not living up to his NAB cup form. At over 300k also, really had to dig deep.

 

Climb Aboard (The one’s who look the goods.)

Chris Dawes (Collingwood) – Travis who? This guy is smashing the door down (had to be said) to get into your team, looks an integral part of the Pies this year!

Mitch Robinson (Carlton) – Not my cup of tea, but you cannot deny his ability to do his job. Always finds it and always has a crack.

Matt Thomas (Port Adelaide) – Is powering along nicely and has the ability to dominate. Might be a year he breaks out, get on quick.

Clinton Young (Hawthorn) – My personal pick of the Hawks bunch, we know his ability and this time he is fitter than ever, could be a unique keeper…

 

So discuss away on your smokie or your chokie. That’s what we’re here for!

 

 

122 Comments

  • pullin the trigger on everitt and foley

    1st :)

    • Who are you replacing Everitt and Foley with? Interested to see what people are doing…
      Considering cashing up on Palmer –> Curnow and having some money in the bank once the cows start mooing.

      • I want to do palmer to O’keefe next week, unless palmer starts playing really well then i’ll look again but foley has to go (forgot to have a mid/fwd in my mids after i put krakouer in my fwds :S )

        • Hard decisions to be made. Palmer/Foley for Chapman/Liberatore. If it is cost effective. (Too late to do the maths ha!)

          • Yeah sounds good I like O’keefe’s price and lack of hammy issues a bit more, but I really want to get Dawes in this week as my other trade after downgrading Foley so I’ll have to save palmer till next week

      • im doing everitt to enright and foley to libba

        • I want to do broughton to enright next week as my other trade he’s been really frustrating lately and enright is tearing it up.

  • hahaha wooo! so proud of being first ;) i joke

  • dont got no dodgy keepers.. and have swan, pendles gibbs and cox.. so my guns are good… i will likely trade pittard for libba/curnow and i will trade sumner (why did i pick him?) for tapscott.. of course NOT til friday

  • Foley to Curnow and Knights to Dawes (I know it’s early to get rid of knights but all my other rookies are playing and the rest of my forwards are guns – must get Dawes into my team he is cheap and chips and a keeper)

  • Mr yarran Get the Fuckk outta my team you disgrace.. you’re 112 dont fool me playing the Gold Coast, trying to set me up for a piss poor 44 against the pies to not make your B/E.. Hello Tappy

    • LOL @ Dabastards. I’m thinking along the same lines, I think he is just messing with us. Likely I don’t have him in. Good move with getting Tapscott, you seen him play? Will be a gun one day.

    • Can see Yarran being like H.Shaw at his worst. When free, a stack of points, when tagged, shiezenhouse, ending up with a 70-80 average. Need to dump Foley first though….hmm Curnow or Libba…he loves me, he loves me not…then upgrade and get rid of the great pretender Mitch Morton for Swan. You suck Morton.

  • I dont know how to do it but Astbury has to go.

    • Brodie Smith for Adelaide. They have a couple of injuries to cover for awhile, could be a good cash cow.

      • McKernan is a better bet. Already racked up an 83, he’s tall, gets in the ruck, kicks goals and has a big work rate. Just traded him in (couldn’t resist!) Everitt to McKernan, Dixon to Dawes. Ohh Yeah!

        • I like McKernan but with Jacobs and Tippet to come back in I think he is risky. Might pay off if he can hold his spot, but even if he does you may see him having less impact on the game or even being the sub. Personally I think Maric will be displaced by Jacobs. And with a few injuries he could be safe for a few weeks.

        • wouldn’t listen to that guy… traded before thursday/friday ;)

      • +1, but Brodie Martin is fit and ready to go as well…could cost Brodie Smith a spot.

    • Mtooler if you have a spare 15k maybe look at little suckling or if you can wait a week to get a second look at mckernan from the crows will free up cash also.. there’s a good site called footy wire with good info

  • already stated in another thred i have Everitt, M Morton and Foley….can only trade 2 so……

    Morton —> Tapscott
    Everitt —-> Enright

    and about 120K better off

    • If you don’t have Libba, I’d do Foley to him first as he’ll smash GC. If you already have him looks like a good trade

  • If looking for a mid priced I’d suggest Armitage for the saints. With Hayes out he will kill it. Quality player.

  • Issac Smith you too can get the Fuckk outta my team dont need pine warmers just need point scorers.. might employ the talking horse MR Ed.. gotta nice B/E of -126

  • hopefully knights pulls a big 100 this week and everyone trades him friday

  • if knights makes it to round 8 i’ll delete my team…

    • Ok, what’s your team name? I’ll make sure you do.

      • 2005 = 2 Games Av 20p
        2006 = 10 Games Av 50.1
        2007 = 21 Games Av 87.1
        2008 = 15 Games Av 83.1
        2009 = 18 Games Av 84.6
        2010 = 5 Games Av 66.8
        2011 = 1 Game so far 76

        Played a total of 72 games from 2005 – 2011 out of a possible 133.. total career Av of 66.8 to date.
        yep he’s unique ..

        I don’t have nor do i want him, if he works out for you great!! if not enjoy eating that trade..
        I also have no ambition to delete my team as it ranked at 5936 Av 2125 with Selwood & Co on bench

        • Then don’t make stupid statements if you have on intention of backing them up!

          • A Stupid Statement would be to say i support the Adelaide Crows… I think

        • average 76 ish*

        • Using your logic, he’s played more than 50% of possible games, so you could pencil him in for 13 minimum, and this is without taking into account his first few years he would have missed games because of best 22 issues, not injury, aswell as like last year where there is nothing to play for, so the put the cue back in the rack for next season.

          Can’t see how you don;t expect him to play less than 1/3 of a season.

  • almost definately going everitt to adcock this week…

    then i could go hibberd to libba/curnow

    or

    richardson to tapscott

    what do you guys think??

    • Richardson to Tapscott seems a strange trade to me… but lots of people considering it. Not much to be gained there though, and why waste a trade on that? Better off downgrading someone to Tappy and upgrading somewhere else, I reckon.

    • How about Everitt to McKernan and Richardson to Dawes? Dawes and Everitt are the same price practically and Dawes is averaging 115! Plus I don’t think he has to worry about short supply from the midfield!

  • I have got the common dilema of Foley for Curnow.. or Libby, not sure yet..

    Will either wait for Everitt next week and trade him maybe for McKernan from the crows, see how he goes this week, or i might trade out Hibberd for McKernan. Not really sure who else i would want to trade Andrejs for.

    Thinking about trading Petterd for Dawes, might wait a couple of weeks though because melbourne have brissy then gold coast, but he didnt score too well against the Hawks.

    Then probably get Tapscott in for Yarran… Still not sure what to do, decisions, decisions….?

    • Getting rid of Everett now is the best idea, even if he makes the team this week, which is no certainty after last week, he aint going to smash anything worthwhile, move him before it costs you money. He has no upside

  • Shiels (mid) and Suckling (def) from Hawthorn look alright, both about the $220k and both averaging 100 :)

  • Option 1 Cash Remaining

    This Week: Trading Franklin-Dawes and then A.Swallow-Swan $30K

    Option 2 Cash Remaining

    This Week: Conca-Liberatore and Franklin-Dawes

    Next week: Swallow-Swan and Broughton/Bruce-Enright $10K probably

    Which option should I take???????

    • Option 3

      Fyfe-Tapscott and then Rockliff-Swan

      Then 45K left over to upgrade Broughton/Bruce-Enright/Delidio next week

      • Sideway trades are not a good idea. Especially Broughton to Enright/Deledio. Get cashed up first with your Rookies then start upgrading them. No Swan? That hurts.

    • Buddy will average more if not the same as Dawes by the end of the year. Two ‘shit’ games for 90 a pop, but yea good trade :|

      • Once Buddy decides to stop averaging 5FA against a game he will be back to 110+

    • If you’re stupid enough to trade Buddy for anyone you get what you deserve.

    • yeh trade out franklin and broughton, there useless playes

  • I’m struggling with who to get out of Curnow and Libber…
    I want the best one JS wise but I also don’t want to miss out on some huge scoring…
    My first trade is Gamble to Tapscott.. Then Hibberd to Curnow/Libber.
    If Hibberd is named should I go through with the 2nd trade?

    • No, if Hibbo is named stick with him. I’m dumping Atley who i didn’t want but thought would have better JS, traded him in on Thurs b4 lockout but he was never in my plans. I’m looking at Libba and Curnow as well. I’m going Libba in sc as he is made for it and in the better team, most likley will go libba in DT as well, just because i enjoy watching him play more, and dont like Carlton.

    • Hibberd won’t be named and won’t be for 3-4 weeks at least.

  • Definitely – yep, that’s how you spell it !

  • At this stage going:
    Everitt > Mckernan
    and
    Smith > Tapscott
    That leaves me with $200,000

    • Hmm… I don’t think that’s a great trade – do you have Libba and/ or Curnow? I’d grab one of those boys before McKernan – as I think his DT output will be affected by Tippett’s return this weekend, no?

  • FMDT – completely dead after 2 weeks.

    Tried the mid-price strategy, what a disaster.

    Mr sub Palmer, Mr can’t score Foley, Mr sub Anthony, Mr pre-season but can’t play Everitt, Mr yoyo Yarren.

    On top of this Mr hugely underperforming unique Brad Green, other Mr underperfroming Broughton, Mr yet another underperformer Goddard, Mr slowest starter in the world Jolly. Then we have Mr inaccurate free kick machine Buddy. I must have missed some others, the whole team sucks. I was happy with it before the first bounce…… :-(

    What a disaster. Every poor performing player is in my team. The only good part is that they aren’t injured. Although, maybe it would be better if they were as then I would be forced to trade their sorry asses. If I didn’t have Swan, Gibbs and Cox my team would be ranked last as opposed to light years from the top.

    I deliberately skipped some of my favourites this year like Enright. I thought he would get tagged each week for sure, not so far. Apparently St Kilda and Freo haven’t caught on to having the defensive forward.

    A lesson for me next time, ignore the pre-season scores. Guns and Rookie strategy only.

    • Sheesus that’s some bad picking for whatever reason. You must be lucky to average 1800 with that lot :P

    • The mid price theory is like a shot of tequila. 6 or 7 of them sound great when you are ready to start but at the end all you are left with is no cash and a bucket of spew.

  • anyone know what the go is with palmer? when he is on he seems to tear it up, but keeps gettign subbed. surely this cant go on can it????

  • Lads,

    One muppet that hasn’t been mentioned in your dispatches is Michael Johnson (The Colombian King of Dockerland)!

    Totally disgusted with his efforts so far and I’m deciding whether to pull the pin on him or Everitt – what do you think?

    • Depending on your structure, probably both.
      Johnson to Enright- same round 6 bye, and Everitt down to rookie?

      • Yeah but I’m probably gonna do the Foley – Libba trade!

        So you reckon Johnson over Everitt?

        • Big Feller,
          Listen to the sagely advice of Eeeps.
          THAT is how trading is done prior to the round 3 price rise!
          You end up with a gun who will prob score 110+ a week plus a decent scoring cash cow. End result? Higher weekly scoring, less stress from having two duds in your side and $$$ generating cash cow. WIN!
          Foley has much more potential to score…ride him out for a week or three then get him out if you still feel the need.

          • Thanks lads – Who would be the best rookie defender ATM? I have Buckley, Lower, Duigan, Laidler, Otten & Stanley already.

          • Foley has more potential to score than whom?

    • Heppell if you don’t have him already. Maybe McKernan, but I worry about is role once Tippett comes back.

  • hey guys im deffinatly going. petrie>>tapscott

    but i dont no what my 2nd trade should be it out of these 2 options.
    1.foley>>murphy or pendles
    2.hurley>>enright

    which one should i do out of those 2??

    • Petrie out eh?

      Who’s gonna cover your rucks when they have a bye?

      • petries in my forward line and iv got prestia, matera and mckernan covering

  • Everitt to Mattner

    Cassisi to Dangerfield or someone lower then Cassisi

    • Dangerfield !!!

    • Mattner has never been a good DT scorer! Adcock would be a much better trade, more potential.

      • +1 – Your first attempt at a mid pricer didnt work, so you pick another, Mattner is a good player but has no DT record to speak of.

  • Really rough start with Foley, and Hurley played well but probably won’t score that high, so I’ll go

    Foley> Curnow/Libba (Probably Libba)

    & Hurley> Enright.

    Still won’t have Swanny though, just hope he does shit this week (but he’ll rip it up as usual)

  • Hi guys,

    Thinking i shud get rid of my injured Johnathon Brown? At the moment i’m thinking these are the three options…

    1) Sideways trade to another premium in ROK,
    2) Pocket 80k and grab Dawes wh can potentially score like a premium and be a keeper
    3) Go for the rookie and cash up with Tapscott but will have to trade to a premium down the track..

    or any other options u think also worthy?

    What wud you guys do in this situation?

    • Are you gonna try to get Chappy in? If so I’d go Tapscott. If not go Dawes.

    • as much as i dislike collingwood i’d go dawes, extra cash would be awesome but do you have many good cash cows? if no then maybe tapscott. but dawes looks good wish i had the room/money to trade him in…

    • Bravo,
      If going for the overall/total points title, you have to get a gun into your starting 22 asap. I like Chappy coz he has Port this week, Brizzy and West Coast to come…plus Gold Coast twice! Juicy.
      If going for the league win, generating some cash with rookies and upgrading later is a good way to go. Just make sure you win enough games to get into the finals! :)

    • Thx for the response… I Wud love to get chappy in but can’t afford him at the minute… i have got plenty of other decent cash cows so Dawes might be my best option.. Lets hope he can maintain this form all yr!!

      Currently ranked in top 4000 so probably already realistically out of running for the car :( my aim is to win all my leagues and finish higher than last yr’s overall ranking (top 3000)…

  • currently have no fucking idea what to do with chris ‘yazza’ yarran. i already have the decent forward rookies in darling, richardson, tapscott, matera and kraks. yarran is currently my 5th forward behind the likes of buddy, goodes, roo and SJ. he dominated against gold coast but he had a free run at whatever he wanted when he wanted it. most teams probably won’t allow him to have such a damaging influence. with the pies this week, im unsure if he’ll cop a forward tag. maybe from a wellingham or someone. but i literally don’t have anyone to trade him for but im finding it hard to justify keeping him.

    quite a few people on here will have yarran, what is the consenus? il probably let him have a crack at the pies but if he flops he might be out the door for prestia which would allow me to swap kraks to the midfield.

    • if cyril gets a week off id wait a week and see how he goes and if he does poorly (as he most likely will) i’d ditch him and try double trade for rioli if you have any other underperformers. but how does the rest of your team look?

      p.s. maybe dawes?

    • Fuck him off i did it felt great.. i just wish i could have done it twice it felt that good.. the prick did fuck all Rd1 so i put him on the bench then the prick belts out a 112 Rd 2 has a B/E of 49 even if he scores 60 still aint going to go up much you will have to wait a few weeks during his up N down scores to get anywhere.. im not going to get burnt a 3rd time by him could cost you a league win… IMHO

      • LOL

        “..i just wish i could have done it twice it felt that good..”

        I hear ya brother!

      • Lol if Yarran pulls another 110

        • as much as i would love to laugh i would probably cry then laugh the following week when he scores 37 and costs ya the league win..

    • Wallcob,
      Two options I reckon mate…
      1) Either downgrade Yaz to Darling and then bank the cash or upgrade somewhere else…or,
      2) Downgrade a spud from somewhere else to say Heppel or Curnow/Libba and then upgrade Yaz to Chappy, ROK, Pav or whoever.
      I’ve got Yarran too (what the fuck was I thinking!). He wont have any space to move against the pies and will score pathetically again, so I am getting him out immediately!

      • cheers for the advice fellas.

        i’ve actually already got darling and i like the look of option two but i don’t really have any other inconsistent crabs in my team i can fuck off apart from yarran.he is essentially my only MPP. obviously broughton is underperforming but he’ll come good. mids are good and so is ruck. yarran is the only unreliable sod in my team! with a BE of 49 i might take the hit this week and get another look at prestia from GC. otherwise concluding round 6 my first upgrade of the year will be yarran –> chappy

  • Suckling? Is he worth a punt?

    • Well I have had him from the start…

      but I think the last game was a one off. I can only hope he can keep it up

    • He looks like Beau Muston to me… might score like him too

  • E Wood to Phil Davis, but since Adelaide had their bye and I have coverage, I might wait one more week. If Davis spuds it up in week 3, I can always bring in a GC rook….

  • Big lack of love for Rhys Palmer. Was subbed off against Brisbane because he copped a knock to the head. Possibly started as sub due to after effects of the knock. He subbed on against Geelong midway through the third and managed 55. Looking forward to him knocking out his first 100 of the season against Adelaide!

  • Most likely going duffield to enright and will get either libba or curnow in this week. Who should i get out of libba and curnow and why? Thanks.

  • Jolly should be in this list :P For some reason I thought he’d be a better pick that Ryder. Silly me.

  • hi guys,

    two choices for me

    either upgrage both mid rooks from pittard/buckley to curnow/libba or….

    do one of those upgrades and get rid of everitt…i have enough cash to go up to gram or even enright

    what do you think?

  • need enright over everitt i would say,

    do you think trading yarran for tascpott and h. shaw for gibbs, worth the 2 trades ?

  • she is a smart women

  • hey guys im a bit stuck with what to do this week…

    option 1) boak to watson and hibberd to libba

    option 2) shaw to enright and d.swallow to libba

    option 3) hibberd to libba

  • What is Curnow’s and Libatore’s projected price rises for next week? I’m thinking of trading out Foley for either Curnow or Libba and then trading Josh Fraser for Cox and leaving the other trade (Curnow or Libba) for next week

  • The Assistant Coach projected my team when I traded out Smith (HAW) for Libba a projected score of 2197 and a max projected score of 2630 after using the trade wizard. But, with this sideways trade too hard to resist, Libba will make a great profit to be sold to a premium who has gone down in price later in the season and Rocket said that Libba will be around for a very long time :)

  • Can’t decide what to do:

    Option 1:
    Prestia (my DPP) to Libba/Curnow and
    J Kennedy to ROK (replacement DPP)

    Option 2:
    J Kennedy to L Shuey
    Prestia to Libba/Curnow
    = Lose Forward DPP

    Option 3:
    Prestia to Libba/Curnow
    Fraser to Cox
    = Lose Forward DPP

    Option 4:
    Swap heppel to back with buckley and trade buckley for Libba/Curnow
    Swap Prestia/Foley or Kennedy for Libba/curnow
    = lose back DPP

    all options are pretty good just lose DPP’s but will get some later on. What does everyone reckon?
    Feedback needed!!

    Cheers

    • I’m in a similar situation. I decided to move Heppell to backs for Buckley and then trade Buckley to Curnow. I wish I could get Libba in but Conners –> Deledio must be done.

  • First time poster, love the site.

    Team as below and considering trading Out : Everitt, Knights In : Tapscott Enright

    Interest in peoples thoughts.

    Back : Gibbs, Goddard, Broughton, Grimes, Lower, Everitt, Otten (Duigan Buckley Stanley)
    Mid : Swan, Boyd, Selwood, Ward, Foley, Liba (Heppell, Bewick, Swallow)
    Ruck : Cox, Hale (Petrie Keefe)
    Fwd : N Reiwoldt, Pavlich, Higgins, Franklin, Fyfe, Krakouer, Knights (Darling, Richardson, Matera)

  • hey guys im still unsure on what to do with my mids…
    at the moment this is what i’ve got:

    boyd, pendlebury, bartel, boak, d.swallow, harris (irons, hibberd, prestia)

    i’ve got two options with what ill do but am still really unsure (i currently have 2k in the bank)

    option 1) boak to ryan okeefe and then irons to libba

    option 2) d.swallow to libba and then boak to murphy

    option 3) boak to embley and then irons to libba

    i really want to get rid of boak bcs he’ll get tagged a lot and i also want libba