My Team 2017 – Round 21

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2017 averages – Fantasy points for and against (season)

ADE 1675.54.61.315773.51.1

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

ADE 16414.71.71502.73.70.7


  • Doch,T Adams,newnes,newman,witherden,glass(smith,larkey)
    Titch,Dusty,danger, j Kelly,zerrett,m duncan,m crouch, d beams(mountford,brown)
    Franklin,Boak,Heeney,Sheed,H Greenwood,L Young(Weideman,Chol)
    $253k in the bank
    Any Suggestions?

    • I’d go Mount up to a fwd and move Greenwood onto the mid bench. Then wait for MRP results for Duncan and Zerritt. Buddy has become a problem.

  • What do I do?
    * Got $8K
    * Lots of injured players, 6/9 leagues, gone through to Prelims

    DEF: Doch, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Witherden, Ryan (Rice, Hibberd)
    MID: Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Dusty, Rocky, Beamer, Fyfe (J.Thomas, Miles)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Soldo, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Hill, Menegola, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Burton (Black, Pickett)

  • Neale, M Crouch, B Crouch, Kelly or Beams to bring in? Jelwood needs to gone, I’m really thinking of Neale, he’s been good in his last 5 averaging 113, and he scored 152 on the weekend.

  • Matt Crouch or Beams?

  • Will Grundy and Merrett miss?

  • Danger + greenwood + cash or s.selwood + sidey?

  • provided that witho, Zerrett and Grundy play:

    option 1:
    dahlhaus to ryan
    gaff to gibbs


    option 2:
    cox to c.maynard
    dahhhaus to m.crouch
    both same cash

  • This ones for you The Chosen One..,

    Rnd 15…1061
    Rnd 16… 864
    Rnd 17… 532
    Rnd 18… 432
    Rnd 19… 359 “Peeked”
    Rnd 20… 443

    My prediction was correct…and you took my advice and went with the trade i suggested instead of your stupid initial ones.

    Glad I could help.

    • Peaked* Would help if I spelt my words correctly

    • Thanks for taking the time to stalk me, Love it!

      I was forced to trade with Danger being out so hardly took you’re advice.

      “Peeked”(sic) I had my worst score since the byes (2166) shit happens and I lost a few ranks I will get them back next week.

      More important to me is that I am in the Prelim for the “DT Regulars posters league” are you in that league… OHH WAIT!

      Good Luck in 2018

      • I play for overall rank, so I’m not in a league. My point last week was that you failed to consider any long term strategies and that by years end this will be your detriment. Thus my comment that your peaked too soon and now are stuck with an unfinished team with no money generation or decent backup.

        Good luck fielding Partington at M8 this week when you lose Merrett, Witherdan, Grundy and Selwood.

        Watch the plummet continue :)


  • Do I get give Lloyd another week or trade him out? I played Ryan over him this week and it will seem like the case this week also. I have him on the bench atm

  • best choice for last defender out of:

    Already have Doc, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newman, Witherden (Traded Newnes out last week)

  • trade out witherden, newman, heeney or zerrett if suspended first?

  • If grundy misses, the sport has become softer than badminton

  • Im seriously sweating over the MRP,

    Got Merrett, Grundy, Duncan and Jelwood.

    • Same here, but I’ve got no games next week- luckily i’m straight into the prelims.
      Grundy will be gone, probably for two games. Jelwood is gone. Hopefully Merrett and Duncan will only be fined.

    • If Duncan cops a week for that punch on Papley I’m going to quit the game.

  • Who would be best option to bring in for J. Selwood? Sloane or Rockliff? I’m leaning towards Sloane.
    Steele was gonna go but scored well so he deserves to stay in my team for another week. Menegola was gonna come in for him.

  • Matt/Brad Crouch or Kelly?

  • Who to upgrade to Kelly- Dahl, buddy, yeo, Heeney. Currently getting rid of Dahl, but really unsure so help appreciated

  • DEF: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Simpson, Ellis, Witherden (Cox, Willis)
    MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Gibbs, Merrett, Whitfield, Shuey, Rockliff, Selwood (Glass, Graham)
    RUC: Grundy, Martin (King, Cameron)
    FWD: Macrae, Menegola, Heeney, Sheed, Dahlhaus, Franklin (Mckay, Brown)

    17k ITB

    Like many, I will be biting my nails waiting for the MRP decisions and selections, and with limited funds I could be in a bit of strife, Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Sigh. In the prelim finals of my main league. Got Selwood, Merrett, Duncan, Grundy, within and Ben brown

    Now playing on the wireless while I’m looking high in the sky with my hands in the air

    Shannon Noll – what about me

  • My team rank is boosting a bit in the past few weeks, now sitting at 5.9k. My goal is to get within at least the top 5k. I must say that this year hasn’t quite been my year despite being in the prelim finals in both my leagues. Remaining salary is $55k.

    OUT Darcy, Greenwood
    IN Gawn, Menegola

    DEF Docherty, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Newnes, Ryan (Scharenberg, Mitch Hibberd)
    MID Dangerfield (VC), T.Mitchell (C), D.Martin, Z.Merrett, Treloar, Beams, Gaff, R.Gray (Witherden, Cousins)
    RUC S.Martin, Gawn (Soldo, D.Cameron)
    FWD Macrae, Ryder, Menegola, Steele, Heeney, Dahlhaus (Kennedy-Harris, Young)

    Couldn’t quite afford Sidebottom unfortunately, I’ll get him this week for Steele or Dahlhaus, basically whoever scores lower, the other trade will be downgrading Witherden or Scharenberg to a rookie.

  • Any idea who to get in for wither that’s under 600k? I have Sidey, Treloar, Murphy, Beams and Steven already. Tempted to take a punt on rocky, other options I’m considering are bont and parker. Sloane scares me but could be great at his price. Thoughts?

  • Grundy 2 , Hawkins 2 and Merret and Duncan 1 each. Thankfully Mitchells elbow didn’t get a look at.

  • WTF did Duncan get suspended for? Fucking stagger papsmear Papley.

  • Witherden


    Mitchell hibberd to Maynard
    Selwood to Gibbs

    Means playing greenwood and mountford

    Dawson Simpson plays for mummy

    Down back I had tuohy on the bench so he replaces witherden

    Or would you trade Duncan or Merrett?

    • Opted to trade witherden to maynard
      Selwood to danger

      Thoughts on this team for the round.

      Doc, newnes, Lloyd, tuohy, Newman, Adams (hibberd, smith- two duds)
      Danger, Mitchell, rocky, beams, gaff, treloar, greenwood, mountford (Duncan,Merrett)
      Martin, Simpson (mummy, Cameron)
      Macrae, dahlhaus, Heeney, buddy, Yeo, Sidebottom (Lloyd, Maynard)

  • I think the tackling rule needs tweeking, gettind rid of prior opportunity. Tackles would only need to restrict disposal and less players would be thrown to the ground. Easier to umpire, less stopages therfore less conjestion and the forward press would be harder to maintain as the ball would move quicker. Who knows we may even see 100 goals scired in a season again. Win win IMO.

  • Looking for a D8.

    Mr Rack it up Larkey or Points Machine Brown the way to go?

    • Larkey more likely to improve, because he is new, than Brown who has been doing this for his entire career. Recall how Tom Stewart started this year, but put out better scores only after 6-7 games. Hopefully the same for Larkey – fingers crossed. No chance of that for Brown, unless he gets a role change.

    • Z.Dawson!

      Big week champ win and it’s you and I in a Prelim!

      Good Luck

  • Guys, Zorko or Martin in for Selwood?

    GF round is home for Zorko, while Martin might get a Seb Ross tag in that round versus SKilda. Also, Zorko playing home this week against a depleted Gold Coast. But Martin playing more consistently overall, and his low isn’t gonna be as low as Zorko’s 40s…He’s also playing for a Brownlow, and no chance of putting in a crap effort game. Really can’t decide – so any further rationale for one over another welcome.

  • How did Duncan get suspended? what a joke. Papley you friggin diving little turd.

    • haha, he didn’t dive. I doubt you could stand tall after a quick hit in the bread basket like that.

      should be a fine only but, a week is too strong for something both players can have a laugh about after the game

      • Nah pretty sure his partner was ovulating and was planning to plug her that night. Duncan gets a week now I’m getting menegola as Selwood is out too and Jacobs in form and bullying other ruckman in for grunty

  • Is Withers definitely out

    • Yeah mate I’m being rested/managed this week. Not sure if it’s becuase if this 18th I want to go to on the weekend, in the mood for some poooooootang

  • Looking to get Danger in but have to downgrade. Mitch Hibberd down to Larkey, Blakely to Danger. Riding the Ryan train.

    Leaves $66k for next week, maybe Shaw up.

    Still wondering if there’s a better option, not comfortable with Rocky on the pine.

    Doc, Laird, Adams, Lloyd, Shaw, Ryan (Larkey, Smith)

    Titch, Danger, Zerrett, Treloar, Kelly, Murph, Beams, Parker (Rocky, Partington)

    Martin, Gawn (Soldo, Cameron)

    Sidey, Yeo, Dahl, Sheed, Steele, Heeney (Young, Beech)

  • Have all of Grundy, Merret, Jelwood, Witherden
    In a must win final with not much bench cover apart from partington
    Going to go Grundy to Gawn but then don’t know what to do next. Have 2k
    Considering Merret to Dusty and leaving Jelwood on the pine to trade out next week.
    Not a huge amount I like around 520k

  • BACKS: Doch, Adams, Laird, Newnes, Witherden, Ryan, (Nyhuis, Hibberd)
    MIDS: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Crouch, Treloar, Beams, Gaff, Hanners, (Selwood, Mountford)
    RUCKS: Grundy, Stef, (Darcy, Simpson)
    FWDS: Macrae, Menegola, Boak, Yeo, Heeney, Dahl, (Young, Pierce)
    $64k left over.

    Thing of going Selwood to Hibberd (via DPP with Withers) and then going Grundy to Gawn.

    Option 2 is that I stick with Selwood to Hibberd trade, but hold Grundy and play Simpson and then downgrade Withers to Maynard for a bit of cash next week.

    What are everyone’s thoughts?

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

    Cash: $65k

    Thoughts on what to do? So much carnage! I’ve got Grundy, Merrett, Selwood and Withereden all out

  • This game is getting soft. They set the precedent with Danger, now everyone is being suspended. I’m lucky because I don’t have any games next weekend, but it’s still a joke.


  • Sportsdeck EPL Dream Team league id 218883, five spots left, not for the faint hearted

  • Looks like I’ll have to get rid of Grundy after bringing him in last week ffs
    Thinking of Grundy -> Gawn
    Then Selwood to anyone under 535k – Thinking Koby Stevens via DDP, Rocky, Sloane, Sheed, Gray, Steele or Whitfield, thoughts?

    Also, I want to recap my last month:
    Brought in Merrett 4 weeks ago, one hundred and now suspended
    Brought in Selwood 2 weeks ago, got tagged for 60 and then injured for 60
    Got Grundy last week, rubbed out and forced to trade
    Witherden now injured

  • This week is absolute carnage. Have Jelwood, Duncan, Zerrett, Witherden and Grundy. Have decided to trade Grundy to Stef and Jelwood to Rocky, but open to suggestions

    • Grindy to Gawn. Jelwood to Fyfe.

    • I’m thinking Callum’s Sinclair this week in for Grundy for cash to get Neale in for Selwood.
      Then again I’m deciding between Ryder and Jacobs for Grundy as well. Don’t worry man I’m feeling the pain . I’m holding Merrett and playing Allison

  • Thoughts on N. Jones?

  • still worth to get beams? they have a good run home

    • im considering him, 16 games, 9 tons including 2 X 120’s and 4 X 140’s. 7 scores under 100, with 2 X 90,s, 2 X 60’s both against port, a team even rocky at his best struggles with, an injury affected 5 points in one game leaving his 2 other poor scores against geelong (first game back from injury) and last week. I think hes worth a punt

  • beams, J Kelly or dusty? or someone else?