Round 2 Lockout Discussion

lockoutchatOur first week with making decisions on trading now that we have two trades per week, use them or lose them is over. What did you do leading into Round 2?

The most popular trades this week were Mark LeCras to Josh J Kennedy followed by Billy Longer out for Matthew Leuenberger. LeCras was the most popular player traded out followed by Dayne Beams, Longer, Broughton, Watts and Dangerfield. The most popular ins were Ollie Wines, Kennedy, Leuenberger, Brett Goodes, Tyrone Vickery (?!) and Jack Viney.

Chat about your teams over the weekend here and your progressive scores. Make sure you post how many have played so we can get an idea of where you sit.



  • Avatar of BigDieselDozers

    Back to a G&R team for me i thinks….Midpricers have been duds! Trades for this week before the bubble bursts
    Stevens -> Jones
    Karnizis -> Neade

  • Avatar of Roos_rule27

    1507/16 with Swan (C), Macaffer, Kreuzer, Gibbs, Bartel and Cox. 2200 on the cards.

    Anyway, what should I do with Zorko? Why isn’t he scoring well? And Karnezis?

    • Avatar of Lt. Frank Drebin

      Keep Zorko, I will be.

    • Avatar of Daudy

      Zorko looks to be hanging around the forward line a lot (disappointingly actually playing the position we all picked him in!). Moloney appears to have eaten into his production, so at the moment I’m happy about that mid price gamble but a bit disappointed about Zorko.

      I will be holding onto Zorko for at least another week, purely because I need the 2 trades for some other maneuvering (even though I don’t even have Karnezis!). 1435 with 5 premiums (including captain swan) + JJK to go this round, so I think I can carry a 70-80 in the forward line for one more week. After that, probably bring in Dustin Martin but I’m unsure how much of an improvement that’ll be.

  • Avatar of Sauce

    1262 after 14 players still got Gibbs birchall swan (C) Goldstein cox jjk Franklin and macaffer should get a good score only bad player was karnezis

  • Avatar of Chartreuse

    Z Smith, and Karntplayetzis gone this week.

    • Avatar of Mumbles

      I think Karnezis will still go ok. Only played about 15 mins.
      They may have just chosen Beams over him because of wet conditions.

      • Avatar of leetrevor81

        Agreed, but if JJK has a big week this weekend I’m going Koby Stevens to Brad Crouch and Karnezis to JJK

        The stress of rookies getting vested is bad enough, let alone mid pricers. You pay extra to get the job security you don’t get with rookies

        • Avatar of Mumbles

          I’ll keep for now. Only priced at 46 average.
          I would rather upgrade than go another mid pricer although I’m
          watching Robbie Gray.

  • Avatar of Mumbles

    Could have been worse.
    Made right onfield rookie choices with O’Meara and Wines over Crouch and Viney.
    Karnezis(7) hurt and thankyou Neade(75) for a 39 point last quarter.
    Swan(C) Bartel Pendlebury Gibbs Cox to play.
    Looking at around 2100.

    • Avatar of The Chosen Won

      I benched Patty 15 min before lockout, Replaced him with Patton which worked out ok got 1300/15

      (Swan(c),Pendles,Murphy,Gibbs,Cox,Kennedy,Blicavs) Only fail so far has been,Zorko and A.Goodes

      Good Luck

      • Avatar of leetrevor81

        Ah you benched a mid pricer in favour of a rookie, yet it has paid off!

        Life just isn’t fair some times :) (I had Karnezis on field)

        NIce work dodging that bullet

  • Avatar of Rampaging Roos

    1181/14 with swan(c),murphy,gibbs,franklin,birchall,jjkennedy,cox,macaffer.Should get around 2100

    happy with my 2 trades last week- Karnezis to JJKennedy and Koby Stevens to Ollie Wines!!!

    Zac Smith gone when lock out finishes

  • Avatar of dangerdan01

    Who to for Karnezis (got around 50,00 in the bank)????

    • Avatar of leetrevor81

      If Kennedy gets another decent score I would go him.

      There aren’t many decent forward rookies, I can’t think of any other good forward mid pricers?

  • Avatar of mufc

    i suggest people bring in kennedy for karnezis or neade otherwise hold him, hes going to srop in price but can score and we know that i am bringing in ablett for jpk/greene this wk (or shoould i hold) who out of thosse two to get rid of? smith to lberger the obvious one now after smith has done absolutely nothing in two rounds!

    teams going pretty average again but should get 2100 nothing big but better than last week defence looks pretty solid ofr me i must say with heppell scoring goddard and gibbs also look the goods and subann if he can score 75+ every week will be back 6. Goodes is a gun had the tag in his second game and still managed to scoer great for a rookie

  • Avatar of BExpress

    Karnezis and Hartlett have let me down but taking a risk and putting the (C) on Stanton paid dividends.

  • Avatar of Bugger

    1256/14 played. damn you Karne/ Voss.

    (C)Swanny, Franklin, Chappy, Cloke, Gibbs, Cox, Pendles And Blicavs to go.

    Hoping for a good one.

  • Avatar of leetrevor81

    I would persist with JPK. I read one of the articles on here and he actually gets bigger scores against better opponents. If you had to make one of those trades though, I would go to Watson. premium to premium isn’t recommended but if you don’t have any fixit trades to make, it might be worth it. Watson looks to be untaggable and good for 100 on a bad week.

    Moloney’s best ever DT average is 88, so I would probably expect an average for the year to be 80-90 overall

  • Avatar of Tom

    1246 From 16….FMDT.

    • Avatar of leetrevor81

      Not doing much better here. 1310 from 15 completed (including captain)

      or 16/23 in DT Talk language

      Bartel, Gibbs, Pendles, Swan, Dwyer, Cloke, Roughead to go

  • Avatar of Matt

    Dangerfield to Who???

    Watson, Ebert, Swallow, Cotchin???

    I will have $616,700

    • Avatar of leetrevor81

      Dangerfield had a pretty good game, 20 odd possessions and a couple goals, playing on Rains, that was very encouraging to me

      If you are making a trade though I would definitely go Watson. I think he will be more consistent than your other options and showed on the weekend he can go big aswell

  • Avatar of Ingoes

    I have a question for Warnie, Roy and Calvin.

    While we were all discussing the proposed changes to the game for this year, the ‘company line’ was that we don’t want it to be biggest nerd wins – that the game needs to appeal to the ‘average punter’ who isn’t obsessed like many of us are.

    So why are there 100,000 fewer teams this year? Over 30% dropoff?

    Is this a case of telling people what they want, rather than giving them what they want?

    I’ve played DT for over a decade. If there are 44 trades next year, I will suddenly have a lot of time on my hands next winter, because I won’t bother. The factor of skill has been removed – luck is the key element. You may as well play the pokies

  • Avatar of leetrevor81

    Sorry I’m not Warnie, Roy or Calvin, however I remember last year a big issue was teams running out of trades then not playing the whole season.

    While there are fewer teams joining, I think there shouldn’t be so much of a drop off because the casual players will keep playing knowing they have trades right up till the end of the year

    • Avatar of Ingoes

      I hear what you are saying.

      But I don’t think people quit maintaining their teams just because they run out of trades. Last year the massive dropoff coincided with multi bye rounds – you would have had to use trades every single week to be out by then. People quit when they realise that their team sucks and they are ranked 80-100K halfway through the season. It will still happen.

  • Avatar of Jeff

    Who traded in Vickery? that’s embarassing.

  • Avatar of jake

    Love my backline premos at the moment
    Hanley 124
    Heppel 147
    Goddard 121
    Now all i need is gibbs to get 120+

    Everyone was saying how much pressure was on heppel to get a big score after hanley got 124, some were saying he was getting traded out anyway. Heppel has proved himself as a future gun. Surely no one will get rid of him now

    • Avatar of leetrevor81

      Not to mention, Heppel’s ‘bad’ scores are usually in the 70s, which is half decent for a defender.

      I don’t mind a 70 odd, I only get shitty when scores go under 60

      You will switch back and forth all year if you trade someone out every time they are 10-20 points under what you want

    • Avatar of swans2011

      Only early days mate! Not taking anything away from his performance, but it was against the Demons in an absolute smashing!

  • Avatar of Lukey85

    15/1291, hoping to scrap towards 2k. Fire up Swanny!

  • Avatar of Cameron

    1144/13 with Varcoe, Laidler, Gibbs, Lucas, Swan, Pendlebury, Macaffer, Franklin and Cox to come. Hopefully i can crack the 2k mark.

  • Avatar of brody tombides

    do i trade hartlett to stevenson and upgrade karnezis to buddy?

  • Avatar of Danny

    help please,
    2 trades going Zsmith to berger, and need to get rid of Toumpas with his 31 B E. who?? Wines or Whitefield? Got Viney, Omeara Jones and Kommer as other rooks

  • Avatar of Stevo

    I’m thinking of going kane mitchell to merrett (essendon) averaging in the 70′s after 2 games and less than 10k more. Then Karnezis to Kennedy (Eagles). I think these are pretty good trades. Thoughts?

    • Avatar of Adam

      If Mitchell gets another vest definitely. Monfries has had 2 average games and still gotten 93 and 96 in both games only 352,000$ if you have the cash.

    • Avatar of dangerdan01

      mate don’t get to over the top with merrett remember he was playing Melbourne…

      • Avatar of Stevo

        Im just getting him for a price rise and then probably going to trade him to crouch. He’s had a couple of good games and should make a good amount.

  • Avatar of Adam

    17/22 played for 1632 and Gibbs, Franklin, Macaffer, Birchall and Cox to come. 2k+ Hopefully?
    Had Watson as captain and traded schulz into the team for GWS, absolutely pissed off at that little 42, was expecting a bag from old schulzy. Other than that pretty solid 75+ scores across the board other than Viney and Crouch.

  • Avatar of cricketer

    Starting to wonder about my forward line: Franklin, Pavlich, Martin, JJ Kennedy, Varcoe, Patton, Macaffer, Neade.

    Thinking of trading Franklin and Varcoe for Rockliffe and someone else. Would have just under $300K to spend. Thoughts?

  • Avatar of AD_Allstars

    I’m thinking about trades like every, but keep in mind break evens.

    I have Danger and Koby in the Mid
    Zorko and Karn in as Forwards

    Danger and Zorko are better but the other 2′s break evens were about 10. I think karn only missed by a couple.

    What I’m saying is the premo’s will drop lot more in the short term, so will likely be Danger and Zorko this week. Look at Koby and Karn next

  • Avatar of Stegga

    I can’t choose my matchday team, what the hell is going on? It just shows my team from last week??? Help please…..

  • Avatar of Vince

    Locking A Swallow in from day 1 probably my best move yet!

  • Avatar of Daudy

    My decision to pick Walker for Matchday is off to a good start!

  • Avatar of Michael

    Lift Swanny u don’t have a tag unlike Pendles

  • Avatar of LucRichardMbahAMoute

    My team is a rabble. Why did I choose Travis Varcoe? Karnezis, my team is full of muppets. Swannie get a kick son. Lift!

  • Avatar of swans2011

    Sigh, Macaffer. Earned himself a permanent position on my bench

  • Avatar of leetrevor81

    Dwyer is looking good! I’m glad I put him on the field over McAffer

    Swan off to a slow start takes away the pain of picking Ablett as captain, but knowing Swan he can score 20-30 in 5 minutes out of nowhere

  • Avatar of Stelzy

    How much cash is moloney expected to make after the round 3 price changes?

  • Avatar of Vince

    Please tell me JJ Kennedy isn’t sub…

  • Avatar of Vince

    Oh wait, obviously not, he just moved to 4…

  • Avatar of PortPower

    Will Sam Dwyer hold his spot?
    And when do prices change, after this week or next week?

  • Avatar of Recall

    I didn’t stay calm. I didn’t lock swan….. Lesson learnt.
    Was hopefull at half time

  • Avatar of TEKKERS FC

    Anyone play dwyer or macaffer over Karnezis?

  • Avatar of Brany

    I Need Cox to score 107 to get 2000!!

    I am praying now

    Please after the week i have had i will be wrapped to get there

  • Avatar of Lebron

    What is the par score for this round?