My Team 2014: Round 13

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  • Field Ambrose, Lennon or Sam Frost this week??

  • Bit stuck this week for my last trade in RDT this week

    DEF: Bartel, McVeigh, Janesh, Suckling, Langdon, Hurn (Langford, Griffiths)

    MID: Ablett, Beams, Pendles, Cotchin, Jelwood, Swan, Barlow, McDonald (Hallahan, Shenton)

    RUC: Sandilands, Cox (Derikx, Thrulow)

    FWD: Dusty, Gray, Dangerfield, Dalhaus, Chapman, L.Taylor (Ambrose, Lennon)

    Cash: $133,500

    First trade is locked Watson->Ablet

    Now for the second obviously weakest links are Taylor in fwd line and McDonald in the Mids. But now with Cox out I’m a bit stuck. Plus I was planning on getting SJ in next week when his price bottoms out.
    I also have a lot of cash sitting on my bench which is a worry.

    Ideas are:
    Cox->Nic Nat (or I could wait a week and go to Stefan Martin and feild Derikx this week)
    Any rookie downgrade to McGovern via DPP magic (be-66)to cash up.
    Someone to Zorko (hes only $367k be33)

    ??? other suggestions, Thanks

    • 1. Trade out Lennon for Stef Martin, DPP with Thurlow so Martin is then in your ruck. Taylor stays at F6, he does play the Giants…
      2. Trade out Hallahan for Stef Martin. DPP Taylor so he sits at M9, Martin in your forwards. Then DPP him with Thurlow as above. This helps reduce your idle cash on the bench.

      I would aim to keep Cox as he’s only being rested. Next week then you can bench Martin and upgrade your forwards.
      Good luck!

      • Sorry forgot to mention option 2 means Ambrose is your F6. He does play Melbourne though…

    • What I’ve done in the past is have 1 round where I downgraded cashed up bench players to players that were $115,200 to make cash for on field players, just an idea mate.

      I’d go Cox to Mumford, Jacobs mate, good move with Watson to Gablett.

      • Any chance you could get a forward into the midfield on ground and put Ambrose on field? Also, Chapman named as emergency, not sure if he’ll play but I’m taking a risk with him.

  • Lewie-14 June 12, 2014 10:44 pm

    DEF: Suckling,McVeigh,Swallow,Bartel,Simpson,Langdon (X.Ellis,Litherland)
    MID: Swan,Ablett,Pendles,Beams,Jelwood,Cotchin,Barlow,Watson (Shenton,Robertson)
    RUC: Cox,Sandi (Naismith,Currie)
    FWD: Martin,Zorko,Ambrose,Pavlich,Parker,Dangerfield (Cameron,Colledge)
    Original trades were Watson to Stevie J and downgrade X.Ellis for cash but with teams in I’m thinking Cox to Naitanui/Jacobs/Martin and Watson to SJ/Rocky/JPK.
    Cox to Nic nat and Watson to SJ will pocket me 120k but is saving the coin worth it ??

    • I’d go Cox to Jacobs or Mumford mate, I see you have Barlow already so perhaps Watson to Kennedy or Rockliff maybe? Up to you mate.

      I wouldn’t bother with Nic Nat, over rated and I don’t think can grab you 90 to 120 scores in ruck.

      • I was contemplating Nic Nat too. Not sure how you can say that about his scores, has scored 90+ the last 2 weeks in a row…. Starting to hit some form, potentially will be 400k soon….

  • Ambrose or Derickx out for S.Martin. Please help

    • Depends on your team. If both are on your bench, then probably Derickx traded out this week. Ambrose should meet his BE this week but will likely be ripe to cull next week anyway.

      Ideally neither of these players should be on field, but if one of them is, Martin should be able to outscore them comfortably.

    • Yeah take Derickx out, put Ambrose on field, but depending on your side of course though, what’s the side look like?

  • Need to trade out billings before he leaks more cash but to who , have 388 k , Tex ?

    • not alot of options. Tex or Zorko. Or go all the way down to McGovern or S.Martin.

      • Hmmm, could take a risk with Zorko and Walker, but I’d actually look at going to McGovern to be honest, make some cash over the next couple weeks.

  • Fantasy
    DEF: Simpson, McVeigh, HIbberd, Swallow, Suckling, Langdon (Langford, Bews)
    MID: Rockliff, Ablett, Beams, Pendles, Barlow, Libba, Watson, Goddard (Lloyd, Shenton)
    RUC: Mumford, Sandi (Derrickx, Currie)
    FOR: Parker, Martin, Dangerfield, Gunston, Dahlhaus, Tex (Ambrose, Honeychurch)
    Cash: $27,691
    What are your thoughts on going Watson to Gray via Dangerfield? I want to jump on SJ next week cause of BE. Then second trade thinking Derrickx to Martin? Cheers

    • I wouldn’t bother trading in the rucks, I’d look at upgrading Suckling, I’d go Watson to… shit you’ve got a cracking midfield, ummm… Watson to Kennedy or Joel Selwood perhaps? Again I wouldn’t bother trading Derrickx unless you are after some spare cash, but that’s me.

  • Please HELP for RDT! Any help super appreciated, and I’ll return the favour!

    DEF: McVeigh, Hibb, Swallow, Jaensch, Suckling, Houli (Langford, Bews)
    MID: Rockliff, GAJ, Beams, Pendles, Barlow, Heppell, Jelwood, Macrae (K.Mitchell, Lloyd)
    RUC: Sandi, Cox (Thurlow, 98k)
    FWD: Danger, Dusty, Chappy, Gunston, Dahlhaus, Shenton (Ambrose, Lennon)

    Only $600 pre trades :(
    Lloyd to S.Martin (DPP Shenton) locked. Gives me 34k.
    1. Keep Cox?? He should be out only 1 week right since it’s just soreness? Means I field Ambrose, or decide to trade in McGovern.
    2. Trade Cox > Mumford or Jacobs (leaning to Mummy). Leaves S.Martin as F6.
    3. Cox > R.Gray or cheaper. Means S.Martin is R2 for a while, and I miss out on Parker and Boomer.

    • I’d trade Big Cox to Mumford or Jacobs, can’t go wrong either way with them two.

      Other than that I’m not sure sorry.

      • Thanks for reply. I know this is the safest option, but just feels like I’m burning a precious trade for a sideways ruck trade. Only got 7 left after this week.

  • Just looking for some comments and thoughts on my side, this is for Fantasy as well.

    B: Simpson, McVeigh, Burgoyne, Swallow, Hooker, Enright
    M: Rockliff, Ablett, Beams, Pendlebury, Barlow, Cotchin, Macrae, Griffen
    R: Jacobs, Sandilands
    F: Parker, Harvey, Chapman, Dahlhaus, Roughead, Walker

    Skipper is Rockliff, Vice is Gablett, all bench players aren’t named but I’m OK with that to be honest, take the good with the bad and take a risk.

    Looking to upgrade Cotchin to Johnson next week, also Hooker to Hibbard or Enright if cash permits, have some cash sitting on benches so can downgrade them to free up cash to spend onfield, will wait til Walker hits about $400,000 and look to put someone else in.

    • How much money in the kitty? It’s a solid side, but Enright, Griffen looking like D7/M9 options hopefully. Roughead is like Gunston, in that I think neither will be Top 6 by end of the year.

  • AF, 148k, post-trades

    Simmo, Jimmy, McVeigh, Swallow, Suckles, Langdon (Lford, Bews)
    Rocky, Gary, Beamer, Pendles, Barlow, SJ, Pig, Goddard (Beamer, Robertson)
    Sauce, Sandi (Stef, Currie)
    Parker, Dusty, Chappy, Gunston, Zorks, Tex (CC, Ambrose)

    Jobe->Stevie
    Hallahan->C Beamer

    Was originally trading Gunno out this week for Gray, but I think I’ll hold off for one more week as forwards have been doing well against Carlton recently. Next week I’ll bring in Robbie Gray and Ibbo at D7, solving my bench crisis, and then upgrading Langdon/Tex will finally be on the agenda, Thoughts?

  • Hey this is My team after trades:

    DEF: Jaensch, Swallow, Bartel, Suckling, Simpson, Mcveigh, (Bews, Georgiuo)
    MID: Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Barlow (Captain), Cotchin, Shenton, Goddard, Fyfe, (Riley, Hallahan)
    RUC: Sandi, Lobbe, (Thurlow, Currie)
    FWD: N. Riewoldt, Martin, Parker, TEX, Danger, Gunston, (Rohan, Honeychurch)

    Bank: $8,112

    My Trades for this week:

    Watson > Barlow
    McIntosh > Lobbe

    Next week trade ideas:

    Cotchin(see how he performs) > Stevie J
    Hallahan > O’Brien
    Or
    Shenton (I douubt seeming his breakeven is so low) > A. Swallow
    Hallahan > O’Brien

    plz leave some thoughts

  • Fantasy
    DEF: McVeigh, Hibberd, Kelly, Swallow, Suckling, Enright (Langdon, Bews)
    MID: Rockliff, Ablett, Beams, Pendlebury, Watson, Swan, Jelwood, Cotchin (Lloyd, O’Brien)
    RUC: Jacobs, Sandilands (Thurlow, Currie)
    FOR: Martin, Dangerfield, Gunston, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Walker (Ambrose, Shenton)

    Cash: $60,000

    Looking to get rid of Watson and Enright..I’m a little stuck about who to get!
    What do you guys think about who I should get in? Thanks :)

    • You have no choice but to get rid of Watson, he’ll be out for awhile, you have a sweet midfield, so Watson to Kennedy perhaps?

      Enright, look into Docherty I think, I would, what about Burgoyne?

  • RDT
    DEF: Bartel, McVeigh, Enright, Suckling, Swallow, Langdon (KK, Bews)
    MID: Ablett, Swan, Beams, SJ, Rockliff, Jelwood, Cotchin, Griffen (Hartung, Acres)
    R: Sandi, Nic Nat (Derrickx, Thurlow)
    FWD: Parker, Martin, Gunston, Dangerfield, Buddy, Higgins (Impey, Lennon)

    $62,000 and 15 trades.

    Unsure of what to do, thinking of Higgins > N.Roo or Wingard (can’t afford Gray)
    and maybe Langdon or KK to Hanley

    • I’d lean towards Wingard rather than Roo, also KK to Hanley.

      That’s an awesome smile you have also, what tooth paste you using?

  • trades:
    watson – stevie j
    currie – martin (have to do this as hmac is being rested)

  • Which option will score more points?

    1. Langdon, Barlow

    2. Ibbotson, Stanton/Montagna

  • should I trade Shaun Higgins or hold him ?

  • Watson > Barlow
    Higgins > Swallow via langdon DPP

    or

    Watson > Rockliff
    Derickx > Martin

    • Flip a coin. I would say option 1 unless Derickx is on field. Rather have Higgins on field than Derickx.

  • Hibberd, Higgins, Birchall, Suckling, Swallow, Simpson (Bews Aylett)

    Selwood, Greenwood, Watson, Ablett, Beams, Goddard, Ablett, Pendles (Polec, shenton)

    McEvoy Sandi (Derickx, currie)

    Gunston, Riewoldt, Dahlhaus, Parker, Walker, Martin (Ambrose, C.Cameron)

    70k bank

    Another set of eyes on possible trades welcome. Watson obviously needs to be dealt with.

    • I’m assuming that’s Dusty Martin in FWD.
      Watson > Rockliff, SJ, Barlow, or Prestia/Treloar for POD
      Time to upgrade Higgins IMO. Bartel, McVeigh, Hanley all options.

    • Maybe downgrade Polec to C. Beams or equivalent.

      Who are you bringing in for Watson?

  • DEF: Simpson, McVeigh, Swallow, Suckling, Shaw, Langdon (Langford, X.Ellis)

    MID: Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Swan, Barlow, Goddard, Cotchin, Dunstan (Shenton, Hallahan)

    RUCK: Sandilands, Grundy (Derickx, Currie)

    FWD: Parker, Dangerfield, Martin Dahlhaus, Buddy, N. Riewoldt, (Ambrose, Cameron)

    $107k

    Derickx > S. Martin

    Hallahan > C. Beams

    ( Trades leave me with $252k )

    Are there better trades to be made?

    • Derickx to Martin is a good trade. Would possibly play Martin over Grundy aswell. Would look at upgrading Hallahan or Dunstan rather than going down to Beams with the second trade.

      • I think he’s just short of getting Stevie J this week if he downgrades Dunstan. I reckon Dunstan will get 75+ against Geelong this week.

    • I think your trades are fine. Next week upgrade Dunstan and Shaw.

      • Thanks guys.

        Upgrades next week….

        Dunstan > Premo Mid
        Shaw > Ibbo / Bartel (see how far the dollars stretch)

        Also keen on Grundy > Jacobs

  • McGovern, Stef Martin, Ambrose or Lennon as F6 this week?

    • With JJK back, will this help or hinder McGovern, hoping for a 70 from him.

    • The question needs to be asked why you have so many bench FWD’s ….?

      I’d stay away from Ambrose + Lennon though. McGovern + Martin to score decent.

      • can you take a look at my post (a couple up). cheers.

        • Haha I have Ambrose and Lennon on my bench, and I’m downgrading Lloyd to one of Stef Martin or McGovern.

          I don’t think I can trust McGovern on field, uncertain with JJK back and also Suns tall defenders in good form right now. Cheers.

  • Goddard + one of Kelly/Hanley

    or

    Stanton + one of Mackie/Birchall/Jaensch

    • Who are your other mids? I would tend to steer clear of Essendon players with the unknown of who’s going to attract the tag with Watson out. Of the defenders, Hanley is the pick of the lot, avg of 98 when you take out his sub affected game.

      • Not getting in the Essendon lads, already got them ha. If I get rid of Goddard this week it means next week I can pick up one of Mackie etc. but if I get rid of Stanton this week it will give me the dough to get one of Kelly or Hanley next week.

  • Want to double downgrade this week and double up next week. Big dilemma over over who to get out of:
    Litherland
    S Martin
    McGovern

    – Is it worth downgrading Langford > Litherland to make 150k? I can upgrade him but then Suckling goes to D7 which is too much cash sitting on the bench.
    – Is it worth trading Ambrose > S Martin even though he’s playing and C Cameron is not? Thinking here is Cameron well be back next week with a BE of 8 while Ambrose will need to get soon anyway.
    – Should I keep Langford and downgrade Ambrose/Cameron to McGovern instead?

    http://oi57.tinypic.com/23qzqb.jpg

    Leaning toward Litherland and Ambrose > S Martin leaving me with 250k to go
    Tex > Harvey, Riewoldt > Robbie Gray next week. Not sure but. Thoughts?

  • Should I trade derickx out or Cox? Derickx might not make his breakeven…

  • would it be a stupid move to put NRoo on the bench this week and swap with Stefan? NRoo has a poor record against Cats and hasnt had the best form either in the last month.

  • Field Hooker or Langdon this week?

  • Fantasy
    DEF: McVeigh, Hibberd, Kelly, Swallow, Suckling, Enright (Langdon, Bews)
    MID: Rockliff, Ablett, Beams, Pendlebury, Watson, Swan, Jelwood, Cotchin (Lloyd, O’Brien)
    RUC: Jacobs, Sandilands (Thurlow, Currie)
    FOR: Martin, Dangerfield, Gunston, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Walker (Ambrose, Shenton)

    Cash: $55,000

    Looking to get rid of Watson ….I’m a little stuck about who to get! Should I go someone like Barlow, SJ, Trealor, Goddard etc or someone like a Libba or JPK. I am also stuck with the second trade
    What do you guys think about who I should get in? Thanks :)

  • Fantasy
    DEF:McVeigh,Hibberd,Swallow,Suckling,Simpson,Hanley(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Ablett,Beams,Watson,Cornes,Swan,Wines,Martin,Tyson(Langford, Hallahan)
    RUC:Sandilands,McIntosh(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Danger,Gunston,Schulz,Billings,Shenton,Cameron(Kennedy-Harris,Kersten)

    Cash:$167,000
    Looking to get rid of Watson.I’m stuck on who to get! Should I go Barlow, SJ or Kennedy. Also stuck with the second trade, Who should i get in for Kennedy-Harris

  • Barlow or Swan? Thoughts will be great

  • FUUUUUUUUUUU

    Gunston out. Means Cox > Mumford, Martin and Ambrose now on field. At least I don’t have to field Lennon, he becomes F7

  • How come we can’t send users on here private messages no more? Just tried to send a msg to thank someone and a no go.