Golden Stubby – Round 4



Golden Stubby – Round 2


Every round I’ll be asking for your nominations on twitter for the player most deserving of this prestigious accolade. This isn’t necessarily the highest scoring players of the round. But the players who stepped up in a fantasy scoring aspect when you most needed them to. Whether it’s a highly paid premium who put in a massive effort to drag your team over the line in a head to head battle or a rookie priced player who stepped up and scored well above his expected average.

Lets have a looks at a few players who narrowly missed out.


Kane Cornes – 156 – This is a massive score to have missed out on a nomination. Unfortunately I think this is due once again to a low ownership rate, but once again the few coaches who have him are licking their lips looking at their uniquely inflated scores. Just ask Jeppa! ;)

Tom Liberatore – 115 – Little Libba let down a lot of coaches last week after they brought him into their mids following consecutive scores of 120 to start the season but his 46 was quite disheartening. He seems to have bounced back again this week, once again supplementing his score with intensive tackling.

Jack Grimes – 122 – Grimes has struggled this season, not getting as much time through the mids as we thought he would be. But with more mid time against GWS we got to see what Grimes is capable of. Not sure how many coaches benifited from this score though…


The Nominations are in!

Brent Stanton – 130 – Stanton and Reliable rarely go work together in the same sentence. But with him yet to score under 100 and his latest score pushing his average to 124 he has really rewarded the coaches who took the chance to start with him.


Grant Birchall – 151 – Birchall was absolutely everywhere against Fremantle. Racking up 37 disposals, linking up for plenty of kick/mark combo’s and even sneaking forward for a goal. It’s getting very hard to find a way to fit this expensive def into our side as his price just keeps rising. Well done if you already had him!


Brett Goodes – 115 – Goodes is what this award is all about. With many of our teams scores looking quite sad coming into the final games of the round, Goodes jumped up and dragged our score into a more respectable zone. The first year, mature age recruit had a below average score last week but more than made up for it this weekend.


Dane Swan 130 – I saw a lot of coaches doubting Swan when he was he started a bit slower than his team mates. Talking about him not being a ‘perma-captain’ option anymore and starting to look for other options. Swan in his usual fashion went ahead and gorged himself on the rest of the game. Finishing with a total any coach should be happy with!


Justin Westhoff121 – Can Westhoff keep up this average? Pumping out massive scores and adding an extra 121 to his total. Who knows if and when if this bubble will burst, but in the mean time I think we’re all enjoying the ride.


Cast your vote below for the player most deserving of this rounds Golden Stubby.

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  • Stanton! My boy!

  • Kane cornes stiff

  • westhoff better win this week
    154,140,121 in his last 3…….. that is mental! Unheard of as a Forward!
    As well as wines did, I don’t think he deserves it this week. I also don’t want the golden stubby to turn into the “best rookie of the week” as it has been so far this year

  • goodes

  • Grimes got 126*

  • Have all the players nominated. :)

  • This weeks trades:

    I’m betting that most people will be doing the viney-Evans trade this week.

  • hey guys, just wanted your thoughts on my team.
    backs goddard heppell j grimes goodes pittard terlich stevenson
    mids swan ablett cotchin pendles viney wines mitchell o meara whitfield and crouch
    rucks cox berger bliclavs and daw
    forwards bartel kennedy rowe dwyer mcaaffer neade zorko rockliff
    393,600 in the bank
    possible trades macaffer-mayes then mitchell- evans
    or mitchell to evans then zorko to westhoff
    thoughts please?

    • probably a bit late to jump on the Hoff train.

    • Should have gone Zorko to the Hoff 2 weeks ago

      • was going to do that a couple of weeks ago, but went for the cash cows instead of the potential points.
        so go the mitchell to evans then macaffer to mayes trade then?

  • Birchall for me. I was lucky enough to pick him in both of my ESPN Footytips teams, and he’s helped both secure a top 100 ranking.
    Just wish I grabbed him in DT and SC too!

    I’m also loving K Cornes & Westhoff in Elite too.

  • Trade JPK->Stanton or Viney -> Evans

  • Who were the previous winners?H

  • I think Shannon Brynes needs an honurable mention

  • I’m assuming the people that are getting Evans already have Mayes. I’d certainly go for Mayes before I’d go for Evans.

    It’s a similar situation to what happened 2 weeks ago with Heppell vs Birchall in my opinion. You have a player that has just come off a game against an easy opponent (Evans and Heppell) so their average is distorted. Then you have a player that has two fairly consistent good scores that were scored against decent teams (Mayes and Birchall).

    That week I traded in Birchall instead of Heppell after some deliberation and since then Birchall has scored 73 points more than Heppell and increased in price by $20300 more.

    What I’m trying to say is, don’t get sucked in if a player gets a massive score against lesser opposition, the chances are they won’t be able to replicate that kind of scoring. One other thing, Brisbane are playing Melbourne this week at the Gabba, so these 2 will be up against each other. I’m expecting at least 20 more points from Mayes than Evans…at least.

    • Evans showed good signs in 2011, though. I don’t have either him or Mayes, but might be more inclined to Evans for that reason if only choosing one. Which brings me to my own point…

      I still have to get rid of Varcoe (due to three injuries the previous week) and Viney is arguably my next worst player. Trading them to Evans and Mayes leaves me over $800,000 cash – which seems absurd. Is it correct to keep taking rookies for their cash generation potential given opportunities will likely reduce soon, instead of season-long top-scorers?

      • Well the plan is to be able to field a full team of 22 premos after the byes. So I’d say you’d want to be trying to collect as many rookies as possible without damaging your scoring output. If you’re happy with how much your team is scoring at the moment then go for both (especially if they are replacing Viney and Varcoe). Rookies will definitely drop off soon. You’re probably going to need to have a team price increase of at least $3,000,000 by the bye rounds to be able to field a strong team. So far I’m just below $1,300,000 after 2 rounds which is probably about the average. I’m definitely looking for more quick growth though, so I’m trading in Rowe and Mayes this week.

        • I have 17 rookies/cash cows in my side with the likes of Gibbs, Goddard, HepD, McVeigh, God, Hoff, Cloke, Cox, Bartel, Rocky and still won both league games in 3 leagues and have nearly $700k in cash. My team has gone up in value by $1.5M. I traded Viney > Evans & Karnesis > Mayes already this week. As Jarrad said after the bye I should have 22/24 premos. It’s not about winning your leagues in April/May its about winning in September :)

    • I’m bringing both mayes and evans in. Evans has a breakeven of -100 lots of $$$ to be milked. He’ll make a handy bench mid even if he averages 60

  • Voting purely based on score and not taking in consideration of value, position ect is stupid!
    if it is purely based on score what is the point in having this topic?
    we already know who scored the highest? we dont need to vote about it?

  • Gotta be the hoff considering how many people jumped on him and once again didn’t fail to impress

  • Hate me but Swan should not even be named here this week, More deserving players from this round than Swan.

    • Yeh swan is such a consistent lege d but think to the start of the year he was priced at an average of 130… Not hating.

  • I scored 2182 this week with JPK spudding it up.

    I want to trade him out this week, 1 trade already locked for a doughnut.

    JPK -> GAJ/Stanton/Cloke via DPP /Hartlett/Burgoyne


    • I have JPK to I went to swan yes didn’t start with him… I have Ablett and he is probably the best option in my opinion he is still averaging 110 and will only lift that IMO.

  • Needs thoughts on –

    Tex Walker and Heath Shaw swapped out for either Heppell/Rockliff or Birchall/Rioli. Thoughts?

  • can i have your thoughts on my team

    def:Gibbs, Goddard, B.Goodes, Stevenson, Terlich, Docherty, (Pittard, Waters)
    Mid:Swan, Ablett, Cotchin, Wines, J.P.Kennedy, Moloney, O’meara, Viney, (K.Mitchell, Toumpas)
    Ruc:Cox, Jacobs, (Blicavs, Currie)
    Fwd:Rockliff, J.J.Kennedy, Bartel, Sylvia, Dwyer, Rowe, (Macaffer, Lamb)

    Salary left: $436,900
    Im not sure what to do with trades this week?
    I was thinking of upgrading K.Mitchell to A.Swallow, and Downgrading S.Jacobs to M.Leunberger.

    • Don’t trade jacobs, non playing rookies & waters much bigger problem. You missed the boat on Berger anyway.

      • do u reckon its smart to wait another week or two b4 upgrading a rookie to a premo, and this week trade mitchell to evans and lamb to mayes???

        • Yes, as I believe there will be a lull in rookies at some point. Although, you have quite a lot of cash and are a premo down, Kitchel to Swallow still a solid trade if you are worried about points.

          • Berger is still undervalued.

          • i wouldn’t be getting on swallow this week as his break even is 140 and his price is likely to go down so i would get him in a couple of weeks

          • cheers lads, i think im gonna trade mitchel-evans and lamb to mayes then wait b4 upgrading

  • To Bring in Cornes or Westhoff? Can’t bring in both as im culling Vlastuin and haven’t got any DPP mid/FWD + Def players. Thoughts?

    • Cornes

      • missed the boat on westhoff a little. Kornes will be a top 10 mid by years end, and the 150 will be in the rolling averages for the next two weeks,..get more money from it

        • I had no choice not bringing westhoff in. Had too many lemons in the team to deal with. Fair call though. I think my FWD-lineup is stuffed anyway, thought It would be a good idea to slip cox in there. useless crumpet. All part of first time blues I guess. Is Cornes likely to be able to keep that performance up against top tier opposition. PTA have had an incredibly easy first 4 round draw, the hardest opposition they faced was adelaide.
          Also Is it worth hanging onto Vlastuin any longer? He hasn’t got a game so far.

          • Bring in Kornes. You have missed the Hoff train. Unless you think Hoff is a premium keeper.

          • yeah u missed the hoff and i would be trading vlaustin out for mayes or evans if you have him in the mid and if you have him in the backs trade him for pittard, heath, stevenson or terlich.

  • Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Terlich, Heath)

    Swan, Ablett, Watson, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Wines, O’Meara, Viney (Crouch, Mitchell)

    Cox, Burger (Blicavs, Daw)

    Bartel, Rockliff, Westhoff, Robinson, Kennedy, Neade (Macaffer, Dwyer)

    16k remaining

    Thoughts/Advice on trades to make??? Thanks in advance
    I was looking at possibly getting Mitchell, Viney or Robinson OUT

  • I only have one of those blokes, but I think Birchall is the most deserving, Kudos to everyone who picked him ( I was this close).

  • Yes Anthony, I am very happy with K.Cornes’ performance on the weekend. He faces the piss poor WCE midfield this week so he should ton up again…I hope.

  • Birchall for the stubby, saved me!

    On another note, which option do you reckon I should go with lads.

    1. Kommer to Evans and Stevenson to Hartlett
    2. Viney to Evans and Heath to Birchall
    3. Nroo to Cloke and Stevenson to Harlett

    Cheers guys help would be appreciated

  • what do you guys think of these trades

    golby- terlich probably the worst decision i have made picking golby in my starting team and then mitchell to mayse


  • currently have 370k in the bank

    do i do the typical and chase for money

    viney -> evans
    kitchell -> mayes

    leaving me with like 440k to upgrade next week

    or do i jump on birchall now before he rises again leaving me with 70k in the bank?

    then next week downgrade a rook and potentially pick up grimes/hartlett which gives me a strong backline

  • $89,500 cap remaining,
    looking at following trades

    Viney to Evans then
    Moloney to JSelwood/Hartlett/Birchall (would need to bring someone into Mids from Def to get Hart or Birch)

    Selwood trade would give me $14,300 left.
    Hartlett would give me $107,200 left.
    Birchall would give me $12,300 left.

    If i wait on JSelwood i may not have the cash to get him in the week after? depending how scores go?