My Team: Round 15

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MY TEAM THEME FOR ROUND 15

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Below are the most popular trades after the first 12 hours of lockout ending.

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  • Wanting to bring in my last premo mid and this choice is doing my head in: Watson, Stanton or ROK!??? I am struggling to split them.

    Already have Ablett, Swan, Pendles, Barlow, Jack, Dangerfield & Fyfe.

    • go the pirates choice ROK

      • My only concern is that he’s either ROK’s or Diamonds… I’ll show myself out.

        seriously though he scores 100+ or 70s there’s no middle ground. If he does have an off week it could be quite off.

        • ROK has the potential to go massive, talkin 160’s here. As Ben mentioned he does end up with a few 70’s but in the second half of the season he’s usually much better

  • Which 2 would u bench

    Fyfe
    Cotchin
    T.mitchell
    Omeara
    Crouch

  • Heppell or Stanton this week?

  • I know this has been discussed to death but im stumped!!!

    Big 3 + Ibbo is who I have…
    Prefer to wait on Enright to see if he is named next week and has a bad record vs hawks.

    That leaves: (…here we go lol)

    – Hibberd – been solid all year bar 2 or 3 scores
    – Malceski – great run coming up and did well last week in torrential rains
    – Mackenzie – been very solid all year bar couple of times
    – Hanley – bottamed out and has a great run….most popular out of these defenders which makes me kinda lean to him
    – Bob Murphy – playing great, dosent get tagged and important cog in young dog outfit
    – Waters – playing well has great scoring history but injury history scares me

    Need 1 of them lol

    arg!!!

    • Malceski, Hibberd, Hanley, Mckenzie, Waters, Bobby would be my order depending on $$. Hanley is up the list because he’s cheap and has a good ceiling.

    • i agree 100% with you

      have eski in my team as we speak :)

      enright next week :)

  • DEF: Goddard, Hepp, Hibberd, Ellis, Goodes, Vlastuin (Thurlow, Colq)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Montagna, Jack, S.Mitchell, Boyd, Pendles, Barlow (Titchell, Lonergan)
    RUCKS: Cox, Nicholls (Blicavs, Daw)
    FWD: Franklin, Bartel, Stokes, Rocky, Maccaffer, Staker (S.Johnson, Rowe)

    Cash left $2.5k.

    I’ve got a few options on the table.

    Option 1:
    Boyd –> ROK
    Thurlow –> Clisby

    Pros:
    – Leaves me with $114,900. Plenty of cash next round to downgrade one player and upgrade another.
    – More points than option 2 (I think).

    Cons:
    – ROK a keeper? He’s in hot form atm but he’s had some average scores earlier in the year. Perhaps keep him for 2 weeks then trade out?
    – Not playing titchell (if he’s named in int) on the field against Melb and GWS. Is it that big of a deal that I should put S.Mitchell on the pine?
    – Backline is atrocious. Goodes and Vlastuin aren’t as reliable as they used to be. Vlastuin coming off an injury and hence, vest concerns (should I play Clisby ahead of Vlastuin?).

    Option 2:
    Boyd –> Gibbs
    Thurlow –> Clisby

    Pros:
    – Leaves me with $149,900. ~$30k more than option 1.
    – Backline will look a lot better.
    – Titchell on the field.

    Cons:
    – 1 less premo in mid and perhaps less points than option 1.
    – Gibbs last game against Collingwood was 89. ROK might get ~25-30 points more.

    I really don’t know which one to pick. If there are any other options, please let me know your thoughts/suggestions.

    Thanks in advance fellas! Very much appreciated!

    • personally option 2. ROK form is fantastic but there is a question as to whether he will continue that. gibbs will be a top 6 (really a top 3) defender and you have to get him in at some point. Tichell is playing melb and GWS in the next two so two 100’s are possible and is why i think that is the better option.

      • +1 good advice. Gibbs is more important to have in your backline rather than another premo defender.

        • Thanks for the advice Gents!!

          However, if Titchell isn’t named this week, would you guys still recommend Gibbs over ROK?

          • I would! Love the setup on the post too, wish more people would do it like this!

  • DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Hanley, Terlich, Goodes (Clisby, Staker)
    MID: Ablett, Swan, Barlow, Pendlebury, Hanneberey, Steven, O’Meara, T.Mitchell (Vlastuin, Martin)
    RUC: Cox, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Blicavs)
    FWD: Bartel, Stokes, Martin, Rockliff, Franklin, Dwyer (Johnson, N.Riewoldt)

    Cash left; $333,000

    I have gone Boyd > Clisby via Vlastuin & Macaffer > Bartel

    Time for a double upgrade next week as I don’t think there are many downgrade options.

    I also can now bench rocky or buddy next week, which is helpful given their form

  • anyone for a of malceski action ?

    • for a bit of **

    • Got Malceski in Rd9 for the Collingwood game and hasn’t let me down yet. Besides the 71 last week I suppose but that was at the Sydney Aquarium so I’m not too fussed.

      Averages 93.4 in his last 5 including that 71 last week…

  • DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Ibbotson, Scotland, Vlastuin (Laird, Clisby)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Barlow, Jack, Priddis, Cotchin (Mitchell, Martin)
    RUC: Cox, Kreuzer (Blicavs, Nicholls)
    FWD: Bartel, Johnson, Franklin, Rockliff, Kennedy, Naitanui (Macaffer, Staker)

    170k remaining
    I was initially thinking Vlastuin to Enright and Macaffer to Martin and that would leave my team full of premiums, however I now have Scotland and K.Martin out and still want to trade Vlastuin and macaffer and cotchin. What do you guys think I should do and who should I get in?

    Sorry for posting a lot, this will be my last

    • Why not Scotland to Enright, Macaffer to Martin. Do you have enough money for that trade?

    • think you are better off trading scotland out as he is scoring the same/less then vlas anyway and is no longer a premo.

      caff to martin is another good trade and push rocky to the pine, but you also have the option of a bridging trade through bird (predicted to go up 45k in 2 weeks while still scoring well) which saves you cash in helping you upgrade cotch/vlas/laird next week

  • malceski or ibbo ?

    • malceski vs the dee’s should clean up but ibbo over in perth should have his own footy all day against the saints.

      tough times at the selection table

  • Whats a better upgrade to do this week?

    Hodge -> Pendles
    Hodge -> ROK
    McEvoy -> Minson
    McEvoy -> Kreuzer

    Thanks

    • Hodge to Pendles. He is ultra-consistent and will do you good for the rest of the year. However, if you want extra points for the round, ROK is your man.

      • Agree with Hawk4life but thinking Pendles might get a bit of attention from Carrots against the Blues.

        Plus Hodge could pull something out of the box this week, you never know.

        Maybe upgrade McEvoy this week and then bring in Pendles next week.

  • Hey guys,

    Thoughts on Sam Mitchell as captain? Ave of 109 in his last 6 against the Cats. And a 128 this year in his new defensive role. Really big matchup on the weekend. Have 17 players in common.

  • Need to trade Boyd from MID and Goodes from DEF. Which is the better option?

    1. Heppell this week for Boyd and next week move him to DEF and trade Goodes for Stevie J

    OR

    2. Stanton this week for Boyd and next week bring in Heppell for Goodes (I’d then have 5 Essendon players including Daniher)

    I think I’d rather have Stanton then Heppell for this week, but having Heppell means I can free up a midfield spot to bring in Stevie J next week. Plus I love Stanton’s price and his ability to score big.

    So Heppell + Stevie J or Stanton + Heppell ha.

    • i think hep and stevie j are a must have in any team.

      stanton is a bit inconsistent, yes he has a very high ceiling but he can often be the player that makes you lose a match.

      on this i would do hep and stevie j.

  • Vlas – clisby
    thurlow – ibbot / waters

    vlas – clisby
    goodes – ROK

    Vlas – clisby
    thurlow – stanton

    • Tough decision. I’m not sold on ROK (had Calvin not suggested him would you still be keen?) and I’d be worried about Port’s ability to lock down players like they did against Collingwood (re Stanton). Obviously it depends what your team’s situation is but I’d be looking to get in Ibbotson for Thurlow 1. because he is at Paterson’s 2. because St Kilda are pathetic and 3. because of his easy run home.

      Can you look at my post one above? Cheers.

      • I think ROK is a great post-bye pickup. I brought him in last year and he exceeded my expectations considerably.
        As a bonus it should get you more points in the kitty

  • jobe watson has good numbers against port 139 at etihad and 125 at aami

    worthy of a captain consideration with no o’keefe – i have ablett, pendles, swan, swallow, barlow, watson, hannerbry and tichtell in my mids.

    suggestions ?

    • Port aren’t the team of old. I’d risk it and play Hannebery as C. Think of Liba (the third best bulldog mid) clocking a big score against melbourne. I’d consider Hannebery about that too. Risky but I’d go it

    • I’d go Barlow. Check out my tweets for reasoning (@thollo3)

  • My team:

    DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Duffield, Gibbs, Vlastuin, Clisby (J.Webster, J.Thurlow)

    MIDS: G.Ablett, D.Swan, M.Barlow, T.Cotchin, N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, K.Jack, T.Mitchell (N.Kommer, N.Hrovat)

    RUCKS: D.Cox, M.Blicavs (T.Nicholls, D.Currie)

    FWDS: J.Kennedy, J.Bartel, Martin, L.Franklin, Rockliff, B.Staker (S.Johnoson, S.Rowe)

    $420,600 in the bank

    Trade Options:

    Vlastuin to Ibo, Leaves me with $313,700 in the bank

    For my second trade its looking like i’ll have to trade Out Thurlow or Webster, Not sure who to bring in theres not really any downgrade options i already have clisby got him last week paid off well :) if i upgrade it wont leave me with alot a cash to spend next week. thoughts how i good go about using my second trade??

    Thoughts on my team overall? Trade thoughts and suggestions??

    • I think you need to upgrade Thurlow, Staker or even Blicavs. Your backline is quite weak compared to most at this time of the season, I would splend the money there and get Clisby off the field

      • +1 go Thurlow to Ibbo if you’re looking to get him in. Then upgrade Blicavs and I’d be choosing Kruzer so you’ve still got 30k or so left.

        Following week downgrade Kommer/Rowe/Hrovat/Webster for some extra cash.

  • ROK or Barlow and Hep D or Ibbo? If I do go Barlow do I captain him against the lowly saints or Gaz?

  • DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Ellis, Vlastuin, Terlich (Staker, Thurlow)
    MID: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Watson, Dangerfield, Barlow, T.Mitchell, J.Selwood (Boyd, Mayes)
    RUC: Cox, Z.Clarke (Nicholls, Blicavs)
    FWD: D.Martin, Bartel, JJ.Kennedy, Cloke, Rockliff, Franklin (Macaffer, S.Johnson)
    CASH LEFT: $120,200

    Thurlow > Clisby
    CASH LEFT:$210,800

    My thoughts are, with T.Mitchell playing Melbourne, no need to ditch Boyd this week.
    So use second trade to upgrade.
    Macaffer > Ibbotson (staker DPP fwds)

    or
    Swap Boyd for K.Jack/Rok and bench sookie Selwood.
    Your thoughts????

  • My team:

    DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Duffield, Gibbs, Vlastuin, Clisby (J.Webster, J.Thurlow)

    MIDS: G.Ablett, D.Swan, M.Barlow, T.Cotchin, N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, K.Jack, T.Mitchell (N.Kommer, N.Hrovat)

    RUCKS: D.Cox, M.Blicavs (T.Nicholls, D.Currie)

    FWDS: J.Kennedy, J.Bartel, Martin, L.Franklin, Rockliff, B.Staker (S.Johnoson, S.Rowe)

    $420,600 in the bank

    Trade Options:

    Vlastuin to Ibo, Leaves me with $313,700 in the bank

    For my second trade its looking like i’ll have to trade Out Thurlow or Webster, Not sure who to bring in theres not really any downgrade options i already have clisby got him last week paid off well :) if i upgrade it wont leave me with alot a cash to spend next week. thoughts how i good go about using my second trade??

    Thoughts on my team overall? Trade thoughts and suggestions?