My Team 2017 – Round 20

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2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1668.34.41.21593.53.61.2

2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (last 3 weeks)

ADE 15973.7115764.30.7


  • This is if Blakely does play

    Darcy to $150 rook
    Butler to Higgins or Ryder


    • I like Higgins 👍

    • Doc, Laird, Lloyd, Crisp, Newnes, Ryan (Willis, Larkey)
      Titch, Danger, Dusty, Zerrett, Ebert, Heppell, Jelwood, Witherden (Greenwood, Pickett)
      Kreuzer, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
      Macrae, Hill, Yeo, Heeney, Sheed, Young (JKH, Stengle)

      Had a putrid week, so many duds I want to trade, last weeks plan was to go Ryan – Rook and Greenwood to Beams/premk but at this stage I’m going Greenwood -> Allison and JKH -> Sidebottom leaving 97k.

  • Have no cash and need a sub 450k forward for Greenwoos, thoughts on Wells?

  • Made it into top 200 match day…you bewdy!

  • Defenders:
    Docherty Adams Laird Lloyd Witherden Burton (Ryan Rice)

    Titch Dangerfield Zerrett Dusty Rocky Jelwood Fyfe H.Greenwood (Hibberd Pickett)

    Martin Darcy (Cameron Soldo)

    Macrae B.Hill Heeney Menegola Dahlhaus J.Thomas Black Miles)

    $217K in the bank

    Possible Trade:
    Josh Thomas Hugh Greenwood Dayne Beams

    Hugh Greenwood Ryan Burton Jacob Allison + $252K

    Allows next week to get Sidey and also upgrade Ryan.


    Good Luck for 2020

    • LOL Oscar what are you 9.?

      Your Rank 9378

      My Rank 359

      That is all!

      Good Luck in 2018!

      • IDC about rank, i beat you, you suck….
        End of story

        • Mate…

          You won on the weekend congrats that makes it 1 all for the year, So the only thing you really beat was ya kock, Course you don’t care about rank that’s because you don’t have one :)

          Good Luck Champ!

      • First time Chosen One decided to give away his rank, must have climbed recently?

        2 mid priced Midfielders
        Rookie in Defence
        Rookie in Ruck
        Only 1 potential bench rookie to cash in on.

        Someone peeked to soon. That team isn’t getting any better.

        Good luck next year.

        • Thrice..


          Ranked 1100th Coming out of byes..

          Rnd 15…1061
          Rnd 16… 864
          Rnd 17… 532
          Rnd 18… 432
          Rnd 19… 359

          Peaked too early and going the wrong way they dickhead.

          Rookie in defence who is TOP 10 defender (Withers) and I Traded Darcy to Grundy and Hanners to Beams this week so stop being upset that I am clearly better than you!

          Good Game Me!

          • Firstly, actually your not doing better than me., I’m currently on track for a DT hat :)

            Secondly, I said that you have peeked too soon meaning your current score is the highest rank you will obtain. Thank you for supporting this observation with your evidence above. You should now observe a fall in rank due to your under established team.

            Thirdly, not sure ‘wrong way they dickhead’ makes grammatical sense.

            Fourthly, while you attempt to trade in Beams and Grundy, teams above you already have more premos than you and the flexibility to work with, thus making your rank fall in the coming weeks.

            Fifthly, you should probably trade Dangerfield because he’s not playing idiot lol.

          • 1. You claim you are ranked higher than me but don’t post a number, Well Played.

            2. Don’t really give a f**k what you think or predict.

            3. Again I really don’t give a f**k what you have to say.

            4. And again really I don’t give a f**k what you think.

            5. No, No wait I really mean I don’t give a f**k what you have to say.

            Good Game Me!

          • Hahaha. The Chosen One has lost the plot. Keep the language out of the forums please mate.

            Good luck with those trades this week. Looking forward to you backflipping on those trades and trading out Dangerfield like I suggested. But that would mean you actually give a hoot about what I have to say? What a predicament you have got yourself into.

            Peace :)

          • *Won

            Noticed you still haven’t posted a number so..

            Good Luck in 2018!

  • Who watched the game?
    Partington vs Allison?

  • Newnes worth trading out?
    Thinking could go him to Fyfe for a decent player who plays four quarters

    • Like many coaches, I should have kept Lloyd on bench, to have the option of trading out Newnes this week. Now i have a Blakley + Newnes headache this week, and have lost Lloyd, now with Ryan to be played on field. Went from a “complete” backline to one in disarray in a week.

      To answer your question, Newnes is tradable – and best unique option is probably Simpson.

    • Hope not – I dont’ have enough trades to get rid of Hanneberry – but if JPK misses, Handonberries might be kept if he can get more inside midfield time.

    • I wouldn’t be confident
      Big chance could be one of them late withdrawals we all dread

  • I feel as though I’ve been digitally raped this week.

  • Trade Kennedy or Greenwood?

    Worth playing Ryan instead of Roberton?

    • First one, can wait till teams. If both named, trade Greenwood.

      Second one, nope – if putting Roberton on bench, you may as well trade him to another premo with form – e.g., Simpson, Hurley, Hibberd. Too early to say if Ryan’s score will be part of a trend or is just a flash in the pan.

      • Ryan actually benefited two fold which will continue.

        Firstly – Walters which moved Weller from defence to midfield and then Blakely injury making Ryan the link up.

        Don’t expect 130 but would expect around 90.

        If benching Roberton, then trade to a rookie and use the massive cash difference elsewhere

      • I’d trade JPK even if he is named. He looked really sore last week and his form’s been ordinary for a while now, definitely off the boil. Trade him before he loses more cash or is a late out (which is pretty likely).

  • Greenwood > Allison
    Riewoldt > Sidebottom

    Thoughts? leaves me with around 197k for trades next week

  • Doc, Laird, Lloyd, Crisp, Newnes, Ryan (Willis, Larkey)
    Titch, Danger, Dusty, Zerrett, Ebert, Heppell, Jelwood, Witherden (Greenwood, Pickett)
    Kreuzer, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    Macrae, Hill, Yeo, Heeney, Sheed, Young (JKH, Stengle)

    Had a putrid week, so many duds I want to trade, last weeks plan was to go Ryan – Rook and Greenwood to Beams/premk but at this stage I’m going Greenwood -> Allison and JKH -> Sidebottom leaving 97k.

    • Good trade, my team is similar to yours

      Defenders: Doc, Laird, Adams, Lloyd, Witherden, Ryan (Hibberd, Rice)
      Midfielders: Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Dusty, Rocky, Beams, Jelwood, Fyfe (Allison, Pickett)
      Rucks: Martin, Darcy (Cameron, Soldo)
      Forwards: Heeney, Hill, Menegola, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Burton (Black, Miles)

      I went:
      Josh Thomas to Beams
      High Greenwood to Allison + $252K

  • Thoughts on Matt Crouch (592k) anyone?

    • Either taking a punt on him or going safe with Treloar…

    • I’ve had Crouch all year and he’s been really good recently, but his tendency to handball is very frustrating. Good POD though.

  • How many from the same team is too many?
    I want to upgrade Darcy to Grundy to go with martin, but i have treloar, sidey and adams.

    • If you have grundy, Adams, Treloar and Sidey you can expect around 420 from them four players which sits fine with me

    • Grundy, as a Ruck, you can look at much more independently of the effect that his team mates may have on his game, than if they were sharing similar positional roles. If you had a bunch of same-team midfielders you would look at the effect that the presence of each has on the other – think S.Selwood and his effect on Menegola’s score when both play at the same time and Scooter is not tied to a specific tagging role.

      Grundy is free of those kinds of considerations. I have Treloar, Adams and WHE (who I have traded up for Sidebottom this week). The roles of those players do not clash.

      Next week I will grab Grundy if I have the luxury trade, somewhat in the confidence that he will deliver the pill down the throats of my other midfield oriented magpies and help them with their scores and he is the premier RUC.

      You just about must trade Darcy to Grundy for the finals, if your bank allows and, so long as there are no other greater positional weaknesses you need to attend to. There is no issue that Darcy now needs to be traded, as you intimate, – GAWN, if you don’t have him would be the only other alternate to Grundy (and give you an extra 100k in the bank).

  • Heeney to Sidebottom or JPK to Kelly?

    • Well, JPK must be considered a doubtful starter/contributor this coming week whereas Heeney should be on the park. That might settle the decision for you.

      Even if they both play, I would have a physical question mark over JPK and would be more likely to trade him out, than to trade out Heeney who I think will physically give his best. You could bring either Sidebottom of Kelly in – both have a similarly high BE, similar last 3/5 round averages. Personally I would probably go JPK to Sidebottom this week, with the ability to switch Siddey next week into the FWDs and bring in the best available mid premo (possibly Kelly, but I don’t know your current mid line up).

      All the best.

  • Who do I trade Blakely to: Hurley, Hibberd, Simpson, Ellis or Lloyd (noting that I got rid of Lloyd last week)? My other trade is Hanners to Beams.

  • DEF: Doch, Adams, Simpson, Laird, Newman, Witho (Ryan, Glass)
    MID: Titch, Danger, Zorko, Dusty, Zerrett, Duncan, JPK, Rocky (GW, Partington)
    RUC: Kreuzer, Martin (Darcy, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Buddy, Heeney, Sheed, Dahl, WHE (Young, Cunico)
    Bank: $173k

    Wanted to go Darcy + GW > Sidey + cheap playing RUC
    But will have to wait on inury/suspension news.

  • Is it better to go JKH or Brennan Cox to Allison?
    JKH BE = 20
    Cox = 37

  • Advice Needed Got the bye this week after a first round win.

    Do i go

    Perryman – Glass
    Young – Allison
    Bank 232k


    Perryman – Glass
    Nank – Treloar via DPP
    Bank 17k.

    Latter would leave me with Young and Glass as player to downgrade to generate cash.
    Greenwood would be next upgrade target.

    • option 2
      get in premo ASAP for finals
      you don’t want to lose inn a close one knowing you could have won

      • If you read his post properly then you would notice he says he has a bye this week.

        Therefor its an easy and obvious option in option 1. Bank some cash to use next week when you are up against it.

        The last thing you want to do is bring in a premo this week when you don’t need to, in case they get injured or whatever.

        The only reason you wouldn’t go option 1 is if you were going for overall win (national), not league.

  • Who to trade this week, Hanners or Roo?

  • After getting my team nearly right and ready to move places the last 3 weeks have killed me with premo swapping due to injury and MRP. From inside 1000 to just under 3000

    Get Zorko back form bench but will only be swapping anger to bench (even inconsistent MRP and Jimmy can’t stop that from happening) and also Blakely.

    This game shits me sometimes

  • DEF: Doch, Adams, lloyld, Laird, newnes, Witho (cox, hibberd)
    MID: Titch, Danger, gaff, trealor, Zerrett, glass, JPK, Rocky (walters, cousins)
    RUC: grundy , Martin (pierce, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, sidebottom, Heeney, gray, Dahl, bolton (beech, zuhaar)
    Bank: $30k
    (both options if JPK plays)
    option 1
    walters to beams
    and (fielding witho and young) bank: 0
    hibberd to young

    option 2
    wlaters to wells
    and (fielding witho and ryan) bank: 22k
    cox to ryan

  • Thoughts on Maxy Gawn? Thinking this week I should go Darcy to him which only costs 85K, If I can avoid selection carnage of course!

  • Pick 2 to trade out of:

    • JPK and Newman. JPK will probs miss this week and Newman, who has done job as a rook is inconsistent and just because he had a good game last week doesn’t mean he will this week.

  • Docherty, Ellis, Burton, R.Henderson, Suckling, Witherden

    T.Mitchell, Dangerfield, Merrett, D.Martin, Kelly, Treloar, Oliver, Heeney

    Grundy, Witts

    Sheed, Gunston, WHE, Sicily, Nankervis, Greenwood

    Already done my first trade which was Heeney -> Beams
    Stumped on who to trade out and to bring in
    Was thinking Nankervis -> Higgins, anybody have any other good ideas?

  • DEF : Doc, Adams, Simpson, Laird, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Nyhuis)
    MID : Mitchell, Danger, Merrett, Treloar, Gaff, Beams, Hanneberry, J Selwood (Mountford, Hibberd)
    RUC : Grundy, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    FWD : Sidebottom, Macrae, Yeo, Menegola, Heeney, Dahl (Greenwood, Young)

    Finished top of the table so i get a second chance. I’m tossing up whether to upgrade Darcy to a premo or upgrade Hanneberry to D Martin. Henneberry’s scores are killing me lately. Have 78k and going Greenwood to a 150k rook so money is not an issue

    Any thoughts? If Darcy, which is the best ruck to get for the finals?


  • My team:
    Def: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Hibberd)
    Mid: Mitchell, Dangerfield, Merrett, Martin, Treloar, Rockliff, Hannebery, J.Selwood (Mountford, Glass)
    Ruck: Grundy, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    Fwd: Sidebottom, Macrae, Heeney, Yeo, Boak, Dahlhaus (Young, Polson)

    Cash: $29k

    Thoughts on going Hannebery to Beams and Hibberd (via Glass) to Allison or Partington? Cheers

    • Similar team to mine above. Am thinking the same thing about getting rid of Hannebery. I got Beams last week and think that is a good trade for you. Its time to just get in a 150k rook on your bench though i think. As long as you have 1 cover in each line, the extra cash could come in handy next week.

  • Assuming Ablett and Blakely both get up…

    Def: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Blakely, Newnes, Witherden (Ryan, Willis)
    Mid: Titch, Zerrett, Danger, Zorko, Ablett, Dusty, Jelwood, Parker (Mountford, Hibberd)
    Ruck: Martin, Darcy (Buzza, Cameron)
    Fwd: Sidebottom, Macrae, Yeo, Heeney, Menegola, Gray (Young, JKH)

    $82k in bank.

    Thinking Parker > Beams, Martin > Grundy ?

    • Should wait til the medical report comes out for Blakely, but he most likely is done for the season. I would hold Martin, but Parker to Beams sounds good.

  • Good to see Lance Franklin walked again, considering the MRP must be sick of him, with him appearing/reviewing on nearly a fortnightly bases.

  • My defenders are Doch, Adams ,laird, Witherden, Blakely and Newnes (ryan and cox).
    I am assuming Blakely is done for this season so who do you consider the next best consistent defender to replace for Blakely. I am leaning towards Houli

    • Hibberd has been in some good form. If after a unique, Simpson is the one to go for

  • Got a 1 week ban should I appeal?

  • Do we hope hold Dangerfield or get rid of him. I’m thinking of trading to Sidey in the forward line and get him a few weeks later as his price goes down as he has a high break even. Any thoughts?

  • Def: adams,duch, laird, ellis, lloyd, ryan (hibberd, nielson)
    Mid: mitchell, dengerfield, merrett, martin, ebert, perker, beams, sloane (murtimer, cousins)
    rucks: martin, darcy
    fwd: yeo, heeney, macrae, dahlhaus, roughead, h.greenwood(karpany, stengle)

    127k in the bank, what should i do???

    • Might be better off trading Dangerfield and buying him a few weeks later after his price has gone down and get Sidebottom for your forward line

  • Stevo

    Who to get rid of first, Nank or Hanners?

    • Both should go, Nank goes first if he has to share his ruck duties. Maybe hold Hanners because he unfortunately handballs more than kick.

  • 513k to spend on a MID, please help!

    Shuey, Heppell or Sloane

  • Fooz

    Not really sure what to do.
    DEF: Doc, Laird, Witherden, Newman, Newnes, ZJones (Glass, Hibberd*)
    MID: Titch, Danger*, Zerrett, Dusty, Treloar, Gaff, Kennedy*, Jelwood (Partington, Greenwood)
    RUCK: Grundy, Witts*? (Hodor*?, Cameron*)
    FWD: Yeo, Macrae, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Boak, Nankervis (Butler, Cox).
    $61K spare.

    I’m going to keep Danger. Monitoring Witts and Darcy (Hodor) if they’ll play. If not, Nank goes to R2 as cover.
    I’ve totally gone off the boil in the last two weeks. Dropped from 1500 to 2600. No longer aiming for a hat. :(

    Option 1 – Kennedy + Butler > Sidebottom + Allison + $132K for next week
    Option 2 – Kennedy + Boak > Sidebottom + Jack Martin + $3K
    Option 3 – Kennedy + Hodor > Nank to R3, + muppet that plays on ground Sidebottom + Isaac Smith + $46K


  • Def
Docherty Blakely Adams Laird hibberd newnes (Guthrie Glass)

    Merrett Dangerfield, tom Mitchell, Rocky JPK Murphy Gaff Mountford (Miles deluca )

    Grundy Gawn ( Cameron Simpson )

    Yeo Macrae Dahlhaus Heeney boak young (zurharr Pickett )

    I have currently 9k in the bank what 2 trades shall I do?
    I finished top of my league so I should hold Danger?