My Team 2015 – Round 5

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  • Hi all – thoughts appreciated!

    DEF: Hibbo, James Kelly, Newnes, Lamumba, Ox, McInotsh (Saad, Goodes)
    MID: Lewis, Parker, Beams, Ellis, NVB, Risky, Cripps, CEY (Newton, Vandenburg)
    RUC: Grundy, Bellchambers (spuds)
    FWDS: Swan, Grey, Dusty, Bont, Clark, McCarthy (Honeychurch, Salem)

    Looking at:
    Honey -> Krak
    Lamumba -> M Talia

    Leaves $200k for next week, ideally Goodes -> Boyd.
    Keeping Clark as apparently only precautionary, BE of 8 and chance for RUC DPP.


    • 200k wont be enough for goodes to boyd unless you do a downgrade.

      goodes is only 209k. boyd is at the moment 566k (you would imagine he will go up around 10k this week as well)

      • still got newton to downgrade

        • i think next week with all the DPP that will be coming up you should have enough cash in the bank for 2 upgrades straight up.

          i went newton/saad(saints) to krak/mcinnes, gives me 325k. should be an easy upgrade for lumumba/kk to boyd/hibbo

        • yep that’s what im planning, or using Saad DPP

  • Lumumba to Hibberd or Everitt?

  • What would your trades be this week if this was your team?

    Def. Hodge, Newnes, Lumumba, Geary, McIntosh,Oxley (Saad, Byrne)

    Mids. Lewis, Hepple, Barlow, Parker, Prestia,CEY, Cripps, Vandenberg (Newton, Krakour)

    Rucks. Maric, Bellchambers (Holmes, Naismith)

    Fwds. Swan, Grey, Martin, Zorko, Salem, McCarthy (Honeychurch, Clarke)

    • maric – goldy/martin/jacobs
      honey – tarrant/mcinnes

      • I like it but only leaves me with $37k for next weeks DPP changes. I ideally want $150k-$200k in the bank next week. I don’t mind holding Maric either. I think he can do ok.

        • hmmm. id dpp krak into the forward line for either gray or swan to provide bench cover if the absolute worst should happen. (don’t want to miss out on a score)
          honey to tarrant/mcinnes is a lock. im undecided myself on which to bring in. after that there isn’t a lot you need to do. byrne still has 3 weeks out so maybe swap him out for a rookie like schade/kelly just so the bench is making some money, then downgrade back to him when he gets a game? byrne > schade is a straight trade but you’d be earning, and honey > mcinnes would leave you $116k + whatever you already have. otherwise you could look at downgrading barlow (who will probably kill it since everyones trading him out) to a mid priced midfielder.

  • 1 trade left and 229k in the bank
    DEF: Newnes, Simpson, Lumumba, Hunt, McIntosh, Saad (Oxley, Hamling)
    MID: Lewis, Fyfe, Barlow, Parker, Steven, Cripps, Vandenberg, CEY (NVB, Krak)
    RUC: Jacobs, Belly (Holmes, Cox)
    FWD: Swan, Gray, Dusty, Bont, Salem, McCarthy (McInnes, Clark)


    • hamling > staring rookie for funds? lucky you having a luxury trade! you could always downgrade lumumba but id wait to see what happens with DPP

  • Grundy or Bliscavs in For Z. Smith?
    Leaning towards bliscavs as witts will come back plus bliscavs can play more positions

  • DEF – Simpson – Newnes – Hunt – Adcock – McIntosh – Oxley // KKolo – Goodes

    MID – Lewis – Ebert – Sloane – D.Martin – Rich – CEY – Cripps – VDBerg // Newton – Saad

    RUC – Mummy – Belly // Naismith – Holmes

    FWD – Swan – Gray – Bont – Bennell – McCarthy – Salem // Honeychurch – Clark

    Thinking of going;

    KKolo -> MID via Saad -> Krakour
    Honeychurch -> Armfield

    Banks me $236k for next week.

    Other options are Goodes -> Kelly instead of Honeychurch -> Armfield.

    I’m not sold on Kelly’s role or JS atm, nor Honeychurch’s vest risk.

    Any other options there for me? I think i’d like to make bank next week so an easy upgrade to whoever I want, then downgrade Goodes / whoever to do the same next week.

    • Honeychurch > Armfield or McInnes if you just want that heartbeat at F8, frees up more cash since that looks like your priority this week.

      KKolo > Krak is pretty good IMO. I’m very wary of any Suns and Lions players given how crazy wet it is up there.

  • 1. Newton – Cripps and Malceski – Seedsman
    *Results in no forward bench cover with Swan playing tonight and Honeychurch on field


    2. Nelson – Krackour and Malceski – Defender $375k or under
    *Giving me bench cover for forwards however, results in no Cripps

    • I’d do my best to get Honeychurch off the field, he’s a strong chance of copping the vest again. Worst case is Swan is a late out and Honeychurch is a vest, so you cop a vest score PLUS a donut.

      • Other option would be Newton – Cripps and Nelson – Krackour.

        Leaving no bench cover in the backs but then upgrading Malceski to Boyd next week.

  • Will Coniglio continue to pump out tons?

  • Who out of Hibberd/Simpson/Smith/Kelly for Lumumba this week, next week Newnes to Boyd. Thoughts appreciated. Cheers

    • any?? they’re all good. id probably go hibbo or smith myself. hibbo is starting on the wing this week, looks the goods

  • Hibberd or simpson

  • Here’s my team

    DEF: Newnes, Hunt, Lumumba,Mcintosh,Saad,Oxley (Hamling,Andrews)
    MID: Lewis,Heppell, Barlow, Beams, Parker,Cripps, Newton,CEY
    (Vandeberg, Smith)
    Ruck: Maric, Bellchambers (Griffin,Cox)
    FWD: Gray, Swan, D.Martin, Franklin Tex, Mccarthy (Salem, Clark)

    Unsure what trades to do.

    Pretty certain with Newton – Krakouer.
    Then I’ve got a luxury trade.
    Thinking Parker – Pendleboury.
    Don’t want to upgrade Lumumba until DPP’s next week.

  • Fantasy

    DEF: Newnes, Hunt, Lumumba, Geary, Mcintosh, Oxley (Saad, Goodes)

    MID: Lewis, Barlow, Parker, JPK, Steven, CEY, VBERG, Cripps, (Newton, Wallis)

    Ruck: Goldstein, Bellchambers (Holmes, Downie)

    FWD: Gray, Martin, Swan, Dahlhaus, Salem, McCarthy (Clark, McGrath)

    15,000 left, probably Wallis > Krakouer , not sure about other trade
    thoughts please :)

  • Im thinking heeney -> cripps onfield and honey to krakouer onfield, leaves me no fwd bench with clark and Mcgrath injured. Dont think it matters as I reckon honey will be vested so he will lose cash for next to no points