I want some more Hawks: Round 14 Review

Friday night set the scene for this weekend… those Hawks out there racking up a truckload of touches. It is always a worrying thing when that is the highlight of the Round, it is always downhill from there. Plenty of things to worry about with injuries and those bloody late withdrawals this week. Did you field 22 and get a decent score? Tell us now!

Copy and paste the following in the comments and fill it in!

Team Name:
Round 14 Score:
League Results:
Eliminator Status:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:
Vent/Brag/Whatever:

Don’t forget that St Kilda have the bye this week, so make sure you sub your best 22 onto your field.

269 Comments

  • Team Name: Team Punishment (overall 1,024 )
    Round 14 Score: 2162
    League Results:wwwww
    DT Studs:Enright, Boyd(c), Shiels,Smith, Swan,ect…
    DT Duds:Big TOE, higgins, dawes, Howe ect
    On the Chopping Block: sandi

  • Team Name: Innocent Criminals
    Round 14 Score: 2,188 – ranked 5,800
    League Results: WWWWW
    DT Studs: 3. Broughton, 2. Jacobs. 1. Batchelor for making me enough money to trade you in one trade.
    Spud of the Week: Shaun Higgins – no surprises there
    On the Chopping Block: Batchelor upgrade to premium defender.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:

    No donuts thanks to my emergencies Jacobs and Richo. An ok score and leagues are all going well (except for my cash league which Frog A Doodle FFW is dominating), but finding it very difficult to climb up the overall ladder, even with an almost finished team.

    • I’m ranked near you IC, and feeling the same way… have traded a lot to improve a shonky team to begin with, but seem to be taking two steps forward to three steps back. Just once, I’d love to go through a round without an LTI or major suspension affecting my score. Just far-king once!

  • Team Name: Rock’n’rollas
    Round 14 Score: 1988
    League Results: L
    Eliminator Status: E
    DT Studs: Enright, Gaz, Swan, Mitchell, Boyd, I. Smith
    DT Duds: Shaw, Carazzo, Harvey, Didak, Sandilands, Howe, Krak
    On the Chopping Block: Sandi
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Bipolar round

  • Team Name: BigCox LittleKerr
    Round 14 Score: 2235 – rank 416
    League Results: wwwww
    Eliminator Status: goneski
    DT Studs: Broughton, Scotland and the usual suspects
    DT Duds: A, Swallow, Missy and Knights
    On the Chopping Block: none
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Broke the top 500 for the first time this year and sitting in the top 3 in all my leagues so DT is aright with me… atm

  • Will it cost me too many points downgrading Sandi to a Lobbe/Vardy type and playing the rest of the season out with Cox, Smith and (Bailey)? I know Smith’s scores have dropped a bit but the $250K I would make going Sandi > Lobbe would let me finish my team.

    Otherwise I’m thinking Sandi > McEvoy.

  • Team Name: Infamous
    Round 14 Score: 2022
    League Results: WLLWW
    Eliminator Status: Gonski`s
    DT Studs: Boyd (C), Enright, Suckling, Swan, Mitchell, Pendles, I Smith
    DT Duds: Shaw, Sandi, Didak, Missy Higgins,
    On the Chopping Block: Sandi & Darling to a Premo,
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Not happy with Didaks piss poor performance, even b4 his sub affected score he was playing shit, stuck with him now coz hes not worth anything, And Sandi coz i was nice enough to hold onto you for this long only to smack me in the mouth with a 47.

  • Team Name: the destroyers
    Round 14 Score: 2045
    League Results: WWLLW
    Eliminator Status: eliminated
    DT Studs: ENRIGHT!, scotland, smith, boyd, swan, pavlich, jacobs
    DT Duds: sylvia, howe, anthony, shaw, sandilands, johnson
    On the Chopping Block: anthony, sandilands, bartel, montagna
    Trades: I have 17g in the bank and I want to downgrade sandi and upgrade anthony I have 6 trades

  • Team Name: Luke’s Legends
    Round 14 Score: 2208 (rank: 1802)
    League Results:WW
    Eliminator Status:out
    DT Studs: Pav / GAJ / Boyd / Swan / Cox
    DT Duds: Steve J / Krak / Hepell (removed this week for Fisher)
    On the Chopping Block: Heppell / Stanley / Lower (Fisher will come in, to complete my backline)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:

    Happy to say that I am becoming a serious dreamer now… This is my 3rd year, first year was dismal, second year was reasonable… but i have quickly picked it up. I am currently 10th in my league, but have one my last 4, with the next 4 being all below me on the ladder i am a sure thing for finals. I feel as though i can do some damage. 4th in overall points (which i have been playing for) so i am happy with that… Behind 3 people who are very good Dreamers.
    3 people are:
    TKOL
    The Dutch Milkmans
    Chewyrumballs

    Slowly chasing them down!

  • Sandi trade:
    I have Cox, Sandi, Smith and Campbell as my rucks, however in my forward line I have Petrie. I was thinking of going:
    Sandi—>Lobbe
    then
    Krakouer—>ROK
    Ulmitately my starting rucks will be Smith and Sandi as I need Petrie in my forward line. The Sandi to Lobbe trade is just so that Petrie can fill in for Cox this week and so that if needed Petrie or Lobbe can fill in for Cox or Smith throughout the season. This trade also gives me the cash to go Krak—>ROK and finish my forwards. Then I still have extra money in which next round I will go B.Smith—>DEF gun.
    A couple of things:
    -Is Smith good enough to run out the season?
    -Is 6 trades left enough (these trades included) too see out the season, even though my teams set?

  • TKOL Quote “I was so happy i was nearly crying when 211 went down AGAIN”

  • Anyone considering Brad Green?, priced at $320ish his last 8 scores aren’t bad
    115, 63, 101, 99, 99, 46!, 117, 93. He looks to be getting some ‘ok’ scores lately

  • Team Name: Team Super Awesome
    Round 14 Score: 1904
    League Results: WLL
    Eliminator Status: Gone.
    DT Studs: Scotland, Boyd, Ablett(C), Swannie, Redden, Pavlich
    DT Duds: Howard (my own fault :( ), Shaw, Stevie J
    On the Chopping Block: No-one really. Would love to drop Dixon and McKernan, but I can’t afford to atm.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Blaaah. Bought in Shaw this week, I put Howard on field instead of Nicholson (which in hindsight was really dumb, because Nicholson was named on field), I played Hibberd over Jacobs and played Mzungu over Prestia, who was backed up by McKernan as an emergency. Not a good week! My lack of cover in the forward line is really showing atm. It’s going to hurt during the multi-bye too, but at least I can’t lose :P Aiming to get Fisher and another upgrade in the forward line to finish my team. Oh, also glad that the king is back and in good form! Swanny may find himself my lock-in captain for the rest of the season now.

  • Team Name: Chris’sChingChongs
    Round 14 Score: 2010
    League Results: WLWWW
    Eliminator Status: Gone
    DT Studs: I.Smith, C.Enright, D.Petrie
    DT Duds: A.Sandilands, C.Judd, J.Watson
    On the Chopping Block: Watson, Sandilands??
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty crap week..

  • Anyone think I. Smith can keep this scoring up? Hasn’t played anyone decent yet

    • He couldn’t get a game a few weeks ago… also remember Howe and Lynch? Different style player, I know, but I wouldn’t be looking to rooks for consistent big scores. Not saying he can’t do it mind you, but if he turns in a stinker from time to time I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • He was injured for a bit there. He has good pace and the potential to score big I just wonder what will happen when he gets tagged or if he will get tagged?

        • Nah i reckon Savage will get a tag before Smith.

          • Don’t worry about Savage or Smith getting tagged, won’t happen……..not while there are blokes like Mitchell, Hodge and Shiels playing!!!

          • he won’t get tagged but in a game where hawthorn will get shut down like against collingwood this weekend he won’t get fed all that outside ball

  • there was only one stud this week and that was drew petrie, besides the whole of hawthorn (but thats a group effort)

    9 contested marks wtf, 1 more and he would have had the same as the whole of ports team.

    The guy was everywhere in the game, spiking it to harvey. taking one handers. If drew was in NAB jam he would have “been on fire”

    100 odd points in Dt didnt reflect how much he dominated, (Just to note i dont support north, drew should come replace nick at the saints)

  • Team Name: nostradamus

    Round 14 Score: 1998

    League Results: LLLLW

    Eliminator Status: Active…..snuck in by 17 points…..very lucky in a terrible week

    DT Studs: ablett, thompson, swan, pendles, mitchell, boyd and petrie

    DT Duds: everybody else in my team

    On the Chopping Block: nobody, am going to sit tight for a while……unless trigger finger gets too itchy :)

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: to my forwards and backs……do somrthing you useless b@stards!!!

  • Have had the worst run of luck lately. Sandilands goes, Mundy 2 traded out. Then Bartel 2 injured then copped a Bartel 0 this week when the Gu dropped out as emergency. Add to that a Watson 33 and injury. FMDT. My lucks gotta change sooner or later and im still within striking distance i think.

  • score: 1884

    worst week i can remember in a long time. not necessarily score-wise but just in terms of how badly my team performed in comparison to the other teams at the top. all around me were 2200 and 2300’s and i pop up with the score i don’t want to refer to again. didak on debut, terrible. sandi, terrible. howe, terrible. harvey, terrible. swallow, terrible. Mzungu, terrible (had richo on bench but chose emergencies in other 3 positions). no bartel, terrible. no buddy, terrible. geeeee i think i’ve bitched enough about my team this week.

    gonna bounce back with 2300 this week with inclusions of buddy,bartel, goldstein (for sandi), roo, goddard and fisher. bring on round 15!

  • Team Name: Bush Hunt-hers
    Round 14 Score: 2264
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: long gone
    DT Studs: Enright, Boyd, Pavlich, Smith, Suckling
    DT Duds: Hibberd, Puopolo
    On the Chopping Block: Puopolo to Shaw this week and team is complete with 5 trades left
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Highest score since round one. pretty happy all round. Not really in the hunt for anything at the moment (league or overall) So really just content with score. Bring on 2012

  • FanFooty is acting spastic….Boyd is averaging 41.7 and costs only $151,900. What a buy lol!

  • Team Name: The Unemployed

    Round 14 Score: 2169

    League Results: W

    Eliminator Status:Eliminawhat?

    DT Studs:Suckers : Broughts : Boyd : Swanny : Cablett : Hodgey : Petree : Pavlova : I.SMITH!!

    DT Duds: Heater : Hibbers : Missy : Sylvia : Rioli : Knights

    On the Chopping Block: No one at this stage.

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy all around. Nothing much to report here. Looking forward to the multi bye next week and reading peoples panic posts!! its going to be fun!!

    Regards

    The Unemployed

  • Team Name: Slappers
    Round 14 Score: 1997
    League Results: Won
    Eliminator Status: Long Gone
    DT Studs: Mitchell, Swan, Byod, Hodge, Suckling, big PAV
    DT Duds: Sandi, Howe, Lynch, Bartel
    On the Chopping Block: Sandi
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:
    Back up for Bartel was Muzunga and he didnt play either…
    Sandi will be down graded to the lowest priced ruck on the market, as he just cost me $31,000.

  • Team Name: itsmyland
    Round 14 Score:1916
    League Results: L
    Eliminator Status: goneski
    DT Studs: Broughton, Majority of my midfield, Calinan (who finally got a run, after being on the bench for the whole season)
    DT Duds: Howard (Stuffed up, should’ve put jacobs), Sandilands (thanks for nothing, you big oga)
    On the Chopping Block: Sandilands is goneski, if Lobbe gets a game he will be in. Means that i will have some juicy cash for upgrades.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: What a shit week, didn’t cop a donut but had injuries, suspensions, and withdrawals left, right and centre. Sandi to Lobbe (or someone else, depending on teams), Krak will turn into Pav this week, And puopolo into suckilng/birchall/shaw or even fisher next week. Possibly one more forward too in the near future. Despite the shit score, the boys are looking good. Some solid training this week should enable both adcock and bartel to make their return.
    SH Cnut

  • Team Name: InsomniaxAnonymous
    Round 14 Score: 1,828
    League Results: WLL
    Eliminator Status: eliminated
    DT Studs: Boyd, Gazza, Mitchell, Swan, Suckling, Smith (he was on my bench though D: so much rage!)
    DT Duds: Sandi, Judd and Cox (for their standards), Mzungu.
    On the Chopping Block: Sandi definitely.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I had Smith as my mid cover and had mzungu on the field in my forwards so he didn’t actually get a game… Also had 2 donuts in my backline with Duigan, Adcock, Toy, Brodie Smith and Goddard all not playing. For a round where I had 3 donuts and only 4 of my on-field players cracked the ton, 1,828 isn’t too bad a score! Still should’ve been much better though… really wish I’d put Smith on the field :( it would’ve won me another league match!

  • Team Name:Juddernauts
    Round 14 Score:2121
    League Results:W
    Eliminator Status:NA
    DT Studs:Enright, Midfield except for Judd, Goldstein
    DT Duds:Didak, Didak and Didak
    On the Chopping Block:Didak but who to?
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Overall Ranking up to 3307…Hoping to move into top 3k next week.

  • Team Name: BLUESALLTHEWAY
    Round 14 Score: 2077 Rank: 4055 (dropped 2500 spots in last 3 weeks :( )
    League Results: WLWWL
    Eliminator Status: Eliminated last week
    DT Studs: Suckling, Boyd, Hodge, Ablett, Pendles, Swan, Pavlich
    DT Duds: Sylvia, Franklin, Sandi, Cox, Stevie J, J. Roo, Howe
    On the Chopping Block: Holding the trades for league finals!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever The one week I put howe on the field he gets 39 :(

  • Team Name: Phil Ken Sebben (Overall Ranking: 162)
    Round 14 Score: 2215
    League Results: Zero carefactor – it’s all about the ca$h!!
    Eliminator Status: ACTIVE…won by 9 points lol
    DT Studs: Ben Jacobs, stepped up when required :)
    DT Duds: Chris Dawes
    On the Chopping Block:
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:
    Earlier Sandilands trade-out vindicated, Fyfe just keeps on keeping on.
    Thank you Chris Knights (yes I still have him) for junking-it-up bigtime in the last quarter!

    • oh yeah, and big Drewy! Can’t forget him, what a star. Glad I had him from the start!

  • Team Name: Paihla Hrrpell

    Round 14 Score: 2,206

    League Results: WWWLL

    Eliminator Status: Elimintaed :(

    DT Studs: C. Enright, M.Boyd, S. Mithcell, D. Swan, M.Pavlich, I. Smith, D.Petrie

    DT Duds: H. Shaw, S. Higgins, S. Johnson, A Swallow

    On the Chopping Block: Keeping trades for the finals

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: The one week I don’t make boyd captain he get 138 points :(

  • Team Name: rugby pwns afl

    Round 14 Score:22

    League Results: WWWWW

    Eliminator Status: Eliminated :(

    DT Studs: GABLETT (350), Broughton (149), Mitchell (137), Swan (130), Pav (121), Chappy (128)

    DT Duds: ISAAC SMITH (53), BUDDY (55), Adcock (67), Z Smith (62), A Browne (33), Sylvia (65)

    On the Chopping Block: No one in particular

    Vent/Brag/Whatever:
    Good score but was looking even better before bloody ISAAC SMITH and BUDDY screwed everything up…

    Learnt a good lesson this week of always play your premiums over your rookies with Higgins (100) on the pine and I Smith on the field. With that being said Mzungu (108) scored more than both of them and Poo (86) scored more than Adcock.

    Looking to bring in one of ROK, Goodes or Cloke. Which one?