My Team 2014: Round 20 – Finals Week 1

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  • Swallow > Bartel locked in.
    Stick with SJ this week, or trade him to Priddis? If I keep SJ, then I’ll downgrade a bench player to free up cash as I have the 2nd chance.

  • Simpson, Hanley, McVeigh, Bartel, Sitch, Swallow (Griffiths, Bews)
    Rockliff, Barlow, Beams, Pendles, Ellis, Jack, Crouch, Stevie J (O’Rourke, Ross)
    Jacobs, Sandi (Brown, Currie)
    Dusty, SMartin, Parker, Chapman, Zorko, Dahlhaus (Frost, Shenton)
    Bank: $300k+
    Which two to trade out or any others to improve my team?
    1) Dahl
    2) Steveie J
    3) Swallow
    4) Zorko might survives this week as he is playing at the Gabba.

  • Buddy, Harvey or n.volt?

    • IMO – Buddy to go LARGE

      Volt can do well this week, but I prefer the supply Buddy gets compared to the Saints service to Nick.

      (help us out below if you can … cheers)

    • If money no issue, I reckon Boomer, Buddy, Volt in that order.

    • Go for Harvey

  • trade Goddard (form slump)
    or
    trade Suckling (v Melb)

    If Goddard… which mid?

    CURRENT MIDS: Rockliff, Johnson, Pendlebury, Beams, Sidebottom, Barlow, Cotchin

    • Suckling out. The only mid you could consider trading Goddard in for is Stevie J (and ONLY because he gets Crowley this week), otherwise I wouldn’t consider Goddard at all.

      • Think you may have misread the above.

        MY MIDS:
        Rockliff, Johnson, Pendlebury, Beams, Sidebottom, Barlow, Cotchin, Goddard

        Goddard OUT for …..?

      • hes trading goddard out…

        and im doing it too MD, will be either Ward or Macrae

        Ward cuz hes a beast and has scored under 92 3 times all year and has 10/18 110+ scores, my only worry wiht him is he struggles big time against the Dogs.

        Macrae cuz hes been massive in his last 8 games and has a fairly soft draw

        i would keep suck for now, theres alot more points to be gained/lost in the mids

        • Also ward scores 120+ against top 8 teams.

        • Thanks for you input Big Fella.

          I was looking at:
          Miles > Sidebottom
          Goddard > Selwood

          also been looking at JPK and Priddis.

          My opponent has Macrae and JPK.

      • Oh… my bad. I somehow counted 8 mids in your list.

        In that case I’d say Sloane or a sneaky look at Greenwood. I don’t really trust Ward.

    • What about sloane ? Got a great draw up

  • Someone put me out of my misery please!!
    Keep Stevie J or trade to Priddis? I’m not considering any other mids.
    Other bonus of Priddis I guess is that he becomes a POD, only have 7 this week against my opponent if I keep Stevie.

  • A lot of people in the same boat as me this week. Logic says swallow needs to go… only got to 75 and 78 against Bulldogs and Brisbane when he wasn’t injured. Now add in his achilles problem and his next 3 against Carlton, Port and Essendon which will all be a lot tougher than the Dogs and Lions. So yeah, if you have the trade to do it I think he needs to go.

    Problem is there is no other defender even close to a clear cut favorite to bring in if you’ve already got Bartel, Mitchell, McVeigh, Simpson, Hanley.

    Hodge – 514k – After all his grunt work last 2 months will surely be preserved by the Hawks leading up till finals now that Mitchell and a few other mids are back.

    Dal Santo, 455k – Paying for consistency here but has look pretty uninspiring lately. Record against his next few opponents is not too flash. Just don’t think he’s a great pick.

    Malceski – Has a pretty average record against next few opponents. Think he’s a better option than the above 2 but i’m worried about fwd tags… although he did burn off Hooker last week.

    Carlisle, Kelly, Hurn, Pettard all too unreliable for their price tags.

    Mackie, Enright, Burgoyne – more likely to score 70’s than anything else.

    Then we get to the value options, which imo are not likely to score a lot lower than any of the above options.

    S Wright, 342k – Coming off 79, 115, 93 and has looked good lately. Plays GWS this week then Bulldogs, Adelaide and Melbourne. Is trying everything to impress to keep his spot for next year (reading a few very positive articles). Playing fairly loose off half back.

    B Martin, 365k – Coming off 90, 83, 90, 90 and looking good as well. Plays Brisban, Richmond, North and St Kilda. Really liked this option right up until yesterday but he’s been named on a long interchange this week which has me looking elsewhere.

    Lumumba 357k – Comming off 98, 96. Usually finishes the season off well. Plays West Coast, Brisbane, GWS, Hawthorn. Don’t like his inconsistency this season, though he could be a good sneaky pick to pull off a few 90-100 scores.

    Leaning towards S Wright at that price with those last few scores. Malceski slightly safer but I don’t think he’s a lock to score any more than Wright. Going on some of the above points and anything else, who are we looking at bringing in?

    • On the same boat.. what’s your view on BSmith? 100s against NM & Saints this year.. hasn’t faced Tigers this year and he has to be considered?

      • In the last few weeks i dont like what he’s produced at all. He’s also 1 guy that will absolutely screw you if he gets tagged… was held to 26 against port! 71 vs gws and 67 vs eagles sucks too. He tonned up against Hawthorn but thats 1 game in his last 6.

        He might get 100 but he’s likely to drop a 60 or two as well so it’s a pass for mine.

    • If Hodge doesn’t get rested he is obviously the best choice. The rest would be a risk and possibly a waste of a trade.

      • They will rest him as usualy by putting him back pocket and giving him a lockdown job on an average fwd. Saves his legs but not his DT scoring.

    • What about jaensch he ins good form ATM as well

    • Wright = had a 59 on the weekend
      Martin = good form, easy run, i wouldnt rely on him tho
      Lumumba = risky, could be good or could go back to being a spud

      i wouldnt look too much into Malceskis records against opponents, hes rarely been dt relevant cuz of hard tags. but now hes playing in a dominant team it shows in his scores, been solid all year and has 4 tonnes and 1 score under 87 since the bye

      Nds is pretty consistant, the odd spud game every now and then if someone looks at him

      Petterd is the big smokey!

      im outing Goddard for sure, so my next trade will wither be Swallow to Malceski or Sj to someone… becasue as u said theres no standouts for a Swallow replacement and more potential points to be gained in the mids

  • DEF:Simpson,Hanley,McVeigh,Bartel,Swallow,DalSanto(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Rocky,Barlow,Beams,Steve J,Wines,Ebert,JPK,Crisp(Honeychurch,Hallahan)
    RUCK:Jacobs,Ryder(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Dusty,S Martin,Riewoldt,Gunston,Danger,Kersten(Shenton,Cameron)
    Bank: $177,502
    need help on trades, thinking Gunston for Harvey
    Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated.

    • Kersten is a big problem on field. No point getting Boomer if you can’t upgrade Kersten.
      IMO I’d go Gunston > Dahlhaus, Kersten > Caddy. Caddy will surely outscore Kersten handily.

  • DEF: Bartel, Simpson, Mitchell, Hanley, Mcveigh, Swallow
    If I trade Swallow who would I get and why?
    Thinking Hodge but he will probably get rested.

  • DEF:Simpson,Hanley,McVeigh,Bartel,Swallow,DalSanto(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Rocky,Barlow,Beams,Steve J,Wines,Ebert,JPK,Crisp(Honeychurch,Hallahan)
    RUCK:Jacobs,Ryder(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Dusty,S Martin,Riewoldt,Gunston,Danger,Kersten(Shenton,Cameron)
    Bank: $177,502
    need help on trades, thinking Gunston for Harvey but need to make another trade
    maybe SJ,Kersten or Swallow
    Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated.

  • J Lloyd to Caddy as M9 of Langford to Brodie Martin as D7?????

    Mids at the moment is:
    Rocky, JPK, Stevie J, Barlow, Pendlebury, Beams, Cotchin Libba (JLloyd, O’Brien)

    Defence at the moment is:
    Bartel, Simpson, McVeigh, Mitchell, Swallow, Brodie smith (Langford, Litherland)

    I’m worried that Bartel or Swallow will be a late out

    • Lang to Martin.. More chance of swallow being a late out than any of those players right now.

  • DEF:Simpson,Hanley,McVeigh,Bartel,Swallow,DalSanto(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Rocky,Barlow,Beams,Steve J,Wines,Ebert,JPK,Crisp(Honeychurch,Hallahan)
    RUCK:Jacobs,Ryder(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Dusty,S Martin,Riewoldt,Parker,Danger,Kersten(Shenton,Cameron)
    Bank: $72,392
    1st trade Gunston-Parker
    need help on 2nd trade maybe SJ,Kersten or Swallow
    Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated.

  • which option?
    1. d.swallow to malceski and stevie j to sidebottom/macrae
    or
    2. d.swallow to b.smith and dalhaus to a pemo mid under 533k
    thoughts would be appreciated

  • Barlow, Pendles or Beams as Captain?
    and
    Brodie Smith or Hibberd Out?

    Thoughts Appreciated.

  • Which trade should I do?

    Stevie j to macrae/sidebottom

    Or

    J.lloyd to crisp (Lloyd was m9 so that means crisp will be m9)

    ATM I have done the first one but I’m not too sure

    Thoughts?

  • DEF:Simpson,Hanley,McVeigh,Bartel,Swallow,DalSanto(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Rocky,Barlow,Beams,Steve J,Wines,Ebert,JPK,Crisp(Honeychurch,Hallahan)
    RUCK:Jacobs,Ryder(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Dusty,S Martin,Riewoldt,Parker,Danger,Kersten(Shenton,Cameron)
    Bank: $72,392
    1st trade Gunston-Parker
    who should be my 2nd trade Stevie J,Kersten or Swallow?
    Any thoughts would be much appreciated

  • Anyone know if final teams for tonight have been announced?

  • Zaha or Ryder in for Zorko?

  • DEF:Simpson,Hanley,McVeigh,Bartel,Swallow,DalSanto(McDonald,Bews)
    MID:Rocky,Barlow,Beams,Steve J,Wines,Ebert,JPK,Crisp(Honeychurch,Hallahan)
    RUCK:Jacobs,Ryder(Derickx,Currie)
    FWD:Dusty,S Martin,Riewoldt,Parker,Danger,Kersten(Shenton,Cameron)
    Bank: $72,392
    1st trade Gunston-Parker
    who should be my 2nd trade Stevie J,Kersten or Swallow?
    Any thoughts would be helpfull

  • Sidebottom, Selwood, JPK, Priddis, B. Ellis

    Pick 2.

    Please.

  • best mid under 530k?

  • Can’t decide whether to trade Kersten or D.Swallow
    have $72,392 left over

  • Which one should i go with out of jaensch and b.martin or are there better defenders that are under 400k?

  • Thinking D Swallow to Malceski.. thoughts will be great