Two down, one to go: Round 12 Review



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Team Name:
Round 12 Score:
How many players did you field:
League Results:
Eliminator Status:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:

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  • Who are the best 5 premo mids under 500k?

  • stokes or martin?

  • Team Name: I_MaKe_Ya_RaGe
    Round 12 Score: 1851
    How many players did you field:21
    League Results: WLLLW
    Eliminator Status: lost last week by 11 points :(
    DT Studs:goddard, barlow, swan, ablett
    DT Duds: too many to name
    On the Chopping Block: omeara–> titchell, daw to a premo ruck
    F*CK the bye rounds, i was ranked in the top 1800 b4 the byes, a shit score last week ( 1600-ish) then an ordinary score this week now im raned in the 5 thousands.
    I will max field 21 this week, hoping to climg the rankings

  • Team Name: Bloodbath-N-Beyond
    Round 12 Score: 2032
    How many players did you field:21
    League Results:LWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Not Active
    DT Studs: swan, gaz, shaw, Ellis, Barlow, Martin, Cloke, BJ, hep, Watson , o’meara
    DT Duds: caff, Dwyer, staker
    On the Chopping Block: caff and Dwyer
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:yeah I had a solid 2032, that I didn’t expect! My guns lifted this week and overall a great week!

    • a lot of round 13 bye people in there. Going to be able to field a team this week?

  • Wats ur thoughts on Ryder as a sneaky ruck

  • Harbrow & O’Meara> Ellis & Jelwood, with $8,000 left?

  • barlow or jack? leaning towards jack because of his draw

    • barlows draw is even better than jacks. swans have tough games for dt finals although that may not effect jacks scoring

  • Team Name: Vegemite Kings
    Round 12 Score: 1846
    How many players did you field: 20
    League Results: W, L, W, L
    Eliminator Status: ELIMINATED
    DT Studs: Cloke, Pendlebury, Martin
    DT Duds: Birchall (again) Hanley (again)
    On the Chopping Block: Macaffer, Kommer
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I traded Martin in, despite everyone saying he could easily get a vest, and that there were too many midfield round 13 players. Should make me some nice cash as my M10

  • Team Name: Team Oresome
    Round 12 Score: 1978
    How many players did you field: 20
    League Results: W W
    Eliminator Status: Eliminated.
    DT Studs: B. Goddard, D, Mundy, T Cloke, Gaj.
    DT Duds: P. Hanley, T, Rockliff, M. Robinson, J. O’meara
    On the Chopping Block: Robinson, Birchall
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: What is michael voss’s deal, honestly. I’ve been forced into holding birchall but this week f*&k him he’s out, spud.

  • Team Name: Excecution Sqaud
    Round 12 Score: 1962
    How many players did you field:20
    League Results: W W
    Eliminator Status: Eliminated
    DT Studs:Goddard,Heppell,Abblett,Swan,Pendles,Omeara
    DT Duds:Birchall,Macaffer,Hodge
    On the Chopping Block:Macaffer,Shaw
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy with my average score of 1978 gor the first two buy rounds. Dont know if I can maintain it for Rnd 13 though

  • Team Name: The Majakcians
    Round 12 Score: 1944
    How many players did you field:20
    League Results:LW
    Eliminator Status: Not Active
    DT Studs: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Ablett
    DT Duds: Murphy, Macaffer, Dwyer, Staker
    On the Chopping Block: Murphy, O’Meara, Dwyer, Staker
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Lost one league game by 10. Murphy would’ve been handy to fix that! Going well now though. Was 31,462 after round 8. Now ranked 10228. Hoping to break the top 5000 by the end.

  • Team Name: Chicken Dinner
    Round 12 Score: 2014
    How many players did you field: 20
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Alive
    DT Studs: Goddard, Heppell, Hartless(!!!), GAJ, Swan, Cloke, Pendles, Mayes, Dusty
    DT Duds: Staker, Rowe, Macaffer, Birchall
    On the Chopping Block: I can’t decide! Needing to cut a round 13 player, to give me cover this week, but I don’t know if Macaffer has made all his coin yet.. Help?? Other option is to downgrade Mayes to hrovat (if he’s named), but that doesn’t help my round13 bye situation.
    I’d also love to get rid of Rowe, but can’t see any other rookie-priced ruck options? I suppose I could swing Rowe FWD and bring in Daniher, but again, he won’t be playing this round… HELP??

  • Team Name: Peyton’s Place
    Round 12 Score: 1,964
    How many players did you field: 19
    League Results:WWW
    Eliminator Status: Eliminated (Round 9)
    DT Studs: Swan, Pendles, Boak, O’Meara, Mundy, Cloke, Ellis (relative to expected value)
    DT Duds: Hanley, Rockliff (relative to expected value)
    On the Chopping Block: Kerridge OUT Ibbotson (via Staker DPP) IN, O’Meara OUT Tom Mitchell IN
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Ranked 49,311 (up 6,253). 2012 strategy clearly superior (ranked < 1,000 at year's end)! 21 playing in Rd 13 if Stevie J, JJK and Gawn (I know) all get up. But – a big reason why my ranking is so low is that absence of points generation from Rd 13 mids this year so far! Lots of good learnings for next year.
    Warnie, Roy, Calvin and boys – at this halfway mark, a "Learnings from The Year So Far" might be a useful framework for us commentors to share lessons which could help for the year to come and next year. Would be great to hear from the leading players their thinking pre-Round 1 and trading rounds 1-12 that placed them well, as well as hearing from those (like me) who have thought through why their moves have placed them so poorly. Not so much the trades and selections themselves but the strategies and rationales, including why certain players were NOT selected at various times. Perhaps you boys could lead it off with your own teams. Thanks again for all your great work and to all my fellow commentors.

  • Team Name: Froggityompstomps
    Round 12 Score: 1992
    How many players did you field: 21
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Lost 2 weeks ago
    DT Studs: Ablett, Swan, Pendles, O’Meara, Mayes, Ellis, Deledio, Whitfield ;)
    DT Duds: Staker, Dwyer, Birchall, Robbo, Scotland(should have been Gibbs >. Premo and Whitfield to Tommy Mitchell.. should field 20 this week but worried about Roughy/Bartel/JJK..

  • Team Name: Vodka Kreuzers
    Round 12 Score: 1935
    How many players did you field: 20 (albeit neade, rowe, staker, murphy)
    League Results:LWWLL (not too phased)
    Eliminator Status: Win by 6 points
    DT Studs: Swan (c) <3, Pendles, Cloke and Boyd, gary
    DT Duds: staker, neade, rowe, hanley, buddy
    On the Chopping Block: Murphy and Caf
    Trades in round 12: JOM and Webster to Boyd and Barlow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Following on from my 2031 last week but… ELIMINATOR. Did not look at my team all weekend as I was getting hammered from all directions, had a look after the Pies game to find out I had a miracle. In summary I needed 504 from Boyd, Cloke, Swan and Pendles. These four players helped me pull off the miracle escape

  • Team Name: Hammedstringham FC
    Round 12 Score: 1954
    How many players did you field: 22
    League Results: W
    Eliminator Status: OUT
    DT Studs: Goddard, Heppell, Ablett, Swan, Barlow, O’Meara, Dangerfield, Monfries
    DT Duds: Murphy, Scotland, Fyfe
    On the Chopping Block: Murphy, Crouch
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: If not for only the best 18, I’d have probably had my highest DT score of all time! Anyways… Good excuse to get Murphy out now, shame he’s injured though.

  • Team Name: Lachy’s Legends
    Round 12 Score: 1919
    How many players did you field: 20
    League Results: LLW
    Eliminator Status: Out in first week….
    DT Studs: Goddard Gibbs Heppell Ablett Swan Pendlebury Kreuzer Martin JOM Franklin
    DT Duds: Birchall Cotchin Lewis Macaffer Zorko Hutchins
    On the Chopping Block: JOM > Tom Mitchell and Hutchins > Hanley
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Probably the worst two inclusions to my team this year… Birchall and lewis :(

  • What premo defender should i get?? Already got Goddard, Heppell Gibbs and Birchall. I can afford any one (preferably one playing this week)

  • Team Name: Total Chaos
    Round 12 Score: 2081
    How many players did you field: 21
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Active – Won
    DT Studs:
    DT Duds: Staker, Hodge
    On the Chopping Block:O’Meara for Mitchell + Depends on MRP
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Massive rise to 279th overall but very nervous for round 13. Will field 19 or 20 but super premos are on bye…

  • Team Name: Brady’s Bunch
    Round 12 Score: 2103
    How many players did you field: 19
    League Results:W, W, W, W ,W
    Eliminator Status: Out last week
    DT Studs:Goddard, Mayes,Ibbotson,O’Meara,Ablett,Pendlebury,Swan,Heppell, Gibbs,Martin
    DT Duds:Cotchin, Birchall and Staker
    On the Chopping Block: O’Meara > S Selwood and Colquhoun sideways to TMitchell
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: So good tis all