Trade Talk Tuesday: With destROY #423

Well done to most for a massive scoring week! Personally I was solid but killed by a Steve Johnson 0 as I had rumoured late withdrawals in the other 3 positions and consequently didn’t have an emergency in the forward line. This pissed me off a fair bit, actually to the point where I’m going to campaign for 4 emergency positions, as that part of the game shouldn’t come down to luck, or lack thereof. Anyway, it’s a new week and as Shane Crawford would say: “I’m back up and about, up and about, up and about, up and about, so yeah I’m up and about”. (If you don’t know what I’m on about here, watch him give a review on the Sunday Footy Show) Up and about!

This week I’m going to have a look at a couple of in form DTers, they may not suit your team, but that’s why there is a comment section to talk about who you want to bring in.

Name: Chris Judd
Price: 414,500
BE: 83
Average last 3: 120
Bye’s remaining: 1
Captain Potential /10: 7
Owned by %: 27
Quick thought: The fact that Juddy has a remaining bye is a big turn off, however if you are in a battle to sneak into the 8, and that’s your biggest concern, maybe your team could benefit from climbing on the great mans back like the Blues do.

Name: Nick Dal Santo
Price: 427,300
BE: 94
Average last 3: 125
Bye’s remaining: 0
Captain Potential /10: 7
Owned by %: 6
Quick thought:  In the last 5 weeks Dal Santo’s only score under 120 has been 101 which indicates he is in some rare form. An added bonus is that he is only owned by 6% on the competition so it’s rare that you will face him in the lead up and throughout finals.

Name: Luke Hodge
Price: 409,400
BE: 93
Average last 3: 121
Bye’s remaining: 0
Captain Potential /10: 7
Owned by %: 12
Quick thought: Hodgey is hitting form at the right time of the year and congratulations to any coaches that picked him up for 328,200 during the year. In the last 5 weeks he has scored over 100, highlighted by an attractive 135.

Name: Greg Broughton
Price: 412,000
BE: 113
Average last 3: 120
Bye’s remaining: 0
Captain Potential /10: 6
Owned by %: 10
Quick thought: This may cause coaches to bite their pride and double trade in order to bring back a man they gave the flick earlier in the year. High scoring defenders are hard to come by, especially ones with the potential to pump out 139 and 149 in consecutive weeks. A must have in your back line.

Ok, discuss your potential trades here in the comments and help each other to build a team that can contend for a league victory and a whole summer of bragging rights. RANDOM THOUGHT: I have a feeling former destroy member Chris Knights will return this week under a new coach, play in the midfield and dominate. May be worth a sneaky bet at

Twitter: @RoyDT


  • According to “In the mix” Callinan has been ruled out of the Showdown

  • Is 7 trades too much to have at this time of year? Is it time to start sideways trading???

    • No. If you going for a league win I reckon you want 5 going into finals to allow for the General, Buddy brain fades, Malthouse playing rookies, Red vests, Arizona trips, Judd babies etc etc.

      If you are well placed in your leagues and the outcomes are meaningful (ie money involved, giving your mates sh!t etc) hold on

    • It is depending on how your team looks…

  • matt rosa or luke shuey?

    and dont make some smartass comment about
    “why would you be deciding between those 2”
    or some gay shit like that

  • Team is
    Gibbs, Deledio, Goddard, Broughton, Adcock, Suckling, Lower (O’shea, Talia, Buckley)
    Boyd, Swan, Mitchell, Thompson, Bartel, Muzungu (Watson, Jacobs, I Smith)
    Cox, Fraser (Lobbe, Sandi)
    Chapman, Goodes, Pav, Buddy, Vold, Petrie, Sylvia (Howe, Richardson, Knights)
    7 trades and 185K in bank, should secure 4th in league
    Was thinking Gu or Smith –> Pendles
    I can probably afford to hang on to Sandi and Jobe and hope for some quick form. When Calinan back prob trade jacobs/gu/smith down and then look for Knights –> Fyfe for extra DPP coverage.
    Any thoughts or weakness I need to work on?

  • can anybody get me the BE of Ed Curnow

    • about 110-115…. 111 is what the stats say but they are never completely right

  • I just looked Gus. They both 298k? Depends in what context, are they bench cover or last mid? If the latter then they are only averaging 80 so there has to be much better options, if you have the cash of course.

    For what its worth, Schuey

  • In terms of downgrade targets, it is possible that Crows midfielder Aidan Riley ($92,500) and forward Jarryd Lyons ($92,500) will make their debuts against Port Adelaide this week. Knights also likely to replace Symes.

  • Hey guys was looking for any thoughts advice.

    My strongest team is as follows with 60 thousand in the bank and 3 trades.
    Def: Gibbs, Goddard, Birchall, Broughton, Deledio, Adcock, Lower (Hibberd, Jacobs, Golby)
    Mid: Pendlebury, Swan, Ablett, Boyd, Hodge, Dal Santo (Mzungu, Prestia, Callinan)
    Ruck: Cox, Petrie (J.Tipp, Derickx)
    Forward: Fyfe, Stevie, Chappy, Goodes, Franklin, Sylvia, Didak (I.Smith, Lobbe, C.Rich)

    Is there anything that needs doing? Due to running low on trades not sure on whether to hold Lower as D7 or get Fisher or Waters or someone in there. As well as this Didak is giving me the absolute sh**s so was also thinking of maybe bringing in Lecca for Isaac Smith or something and just benching Dids for cover. Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :D

  • With the multi-bye there is some relief: “After shining in the reserves last weekend, Karmichael Hunt is a big chance to return for Saturday night’s match against St Kilda at Metricon Stadium. Hunt spent plenty of time in the midfield and impressed in a big win over the Lions’ reserves. Luke Russell and Joey Daye also played well and may be considered to add some pace to the midfield.” –

  • Anyone know the source for Higgins being in doubt?

  • didak out with a hand now?

  • thoughts on lecras as a unique 7th forward?

    • You and me both, got higgins too hey?

      Im thinking I may well have to bring him in. He’s got a high ceiling but can have shockers, has a good run home. I haven’t seen any west coke games, but I hear he’s getting time in the middle of the ground.


  • Thoughts on I Smith to Le Cras or Rioli for my 7th FWD spot?

    *I like the WCE run home AND the Hawks run through the finals

    *Both have concerns over where they will play in the run home. Cyril just off injury may be more stay at home fwd and Le Cras may be more fwd with Kennedy out and if Kerr comes back into the mids

    *Cyril more injury prone

    *I have a team already heavily exposed to Hawks (6 now although I Smith to go out obviously in this trade), which has been great but worried about them “resting” players in the DT Finals.

    *Am a WCE fan so I like the idea of Le Cras

    Would love some opinions

  • Fisher on goddard doesnt matter bout price