My Team 2018: Round 5

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  • Seriously some of the writers on the AFL site need to be sacked.

    Just read the match preview West Coast V Carlton
    They predict Carlton to win by 1 point.


    Carlton have been getting dominated, playing shit they wouldnt even beat a WAFL team.
    Eagles have been dominating.


    • The guy’s a carlton supporter

      • westcoast 60pts plus paying $5.00…Carlton have no backline..How are the going to stop kennedy,Darling,Lycett/Nic Nat,Lecras,Rioli..they will get flogged

        • Get on it!
          No marchbank, no Murphy, high chance no kreuzer.
          So it’s the curnows, Cripps and Simpson vs west coast.

          I’d say easy 60+ flogging.

          Gold Coast rolled Carlton when they had everyone in, we rolled Gold Coast by 80 points.

  • Guelfi and 70k or Crowden and 10k?
    Thoughts greatly appreciated

  • DEf Laird,Simpson,LLyod,Doedee,Finlayson,Murray(Naughton,Pearce)

    MIDS Mitchell,Danger,Martin,Gibbs,Merrett,Kelly,Holman,Banfield(Crowden,Dow)

    RUCKS Gawn,NicNat(English,Cameron)

    FWDS Billings,Mclean,Smith,Christenen,Waterman,Fritsch(Venables,Guelfi)

    CASH $93k……Thoughts….Thinking Naughton to 170k rook if named..Crowden fwd for Fritsch,Fritsch to O.Meara

    • I wouldnt be jumping on O’meara, he’ll only score well if Titch is tagged, and after Jacobs, it’ll be a bit before he is tagged again. Plus when the hawks were losing in the last 2 weeks, he went forward and his score just stalled when he wasnt in the guts.

      With Rioli and poppy out too, he might play a permanent forward role short term.
      Maybe he makes some cash but scores I’m not sure on, he’ll be out of my team in 2-3 weeks.

  • Thoughts on best option out of Guelfi, Crowden and ZGL (if named)? (not on ground, for Venables if out)
    I reckon:
    Guelfi: Good role, still cheap
    ZGL: Solid 55+ each week, but injury/late withdrawal concerns
    Crowden: Low BE so will at least make some money

    • Crowden, JS because he tackles 60-70 guaranteed most weeks
      Guelfi, Essendon scoring up and down, does he really have JS
      ZGL, injury prone, haven’t had much of a look

      Crowden, Guelfi, ZGL in that order:

  • 1. Brayshaw/Holman to Seedsman/Frampton (English on ground via DPP, no cash left for next wk)
    2. Brayshaw/Barry to Crowden/Guelfi (save about 250k to get Zerrett next week)

    • I’m in a Similar boat but i believe that Zach is absolutely required to get at around that price.

  • Okay, real talk,

    My plan was to trade Billings to Merrett via Crowden

    I would then have a fwd line this week of Smith, Hogan, Christensen, English, Crowden and Florent.

    If i dont trade Billings, id be trading someone else but i wouldnt be able to buy Zach.

    Billings has had a shit role the last few weeks and he doesnt seem to be an accumulator like we thought, plus he has GWS this week.

    Is it too risky to do that trade or should i look to move on other cash cows who haven’t peaked yet?

    My current team is :

    Laird, Tuohy, Ryan, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee, (Naughton, Murphy)

    Titch, Danger, Cogs, Neale, Lyons, JOM, Holman, Crowden, (Banfield, Barry)

    Gawn, Nank, (Cameron, McInerny)

    Billings, Smith, Hogan, Christensen, English, Florent, (waterman, Langdon)

    I’m already doing Barry to Coffield

    But I’m also wondering does anyone see any other flaws thast currently stand in my way?

    • I think you could have that Fwd line for one week, provided you have a pretty smart plan to sharpen it up beyond that. For instance, the following week, you might want to downgrade to Mirra in def and/or Ahern in mid (if he plays) to give you some cash to upgrade Christensen (perhaps to Taranto?)

      For instance, I will have to field one of Mirra/Naughton/Pearce this week, in order to bring Zerrett in.

      I’m holding Billings for one more week, with the distinct prospect of a trade to Gray the following week

  • fritsch and sicily to mirra and Zerrett
    fritsch and cripps to mirra and sidebottom??

    • Can you do Frisch and Cripps to Mirra and Zerett?

  • DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Hibberd Doedee, Finlayson, Murray(Pearce, Naughton.
    MID: Danger, Titch, Martin, cogs, Parker, Brayshaw T Kelly Holman(banfield Barry)
    RUC: Big Sauce, Gawn (Cameron English)
    FOR: Heeny, Billings, Smith, Waterman, venables, Rayner, (Higgins Henry)

    Looking to trade
    Need some advice I have $193k thoughts appreciated!

  • Ranked around 8,000 with $266K in the Warne chest
    DEF: Laird, Savage, Tomlinson, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (O’Shea, Murhpy)
    MID: Titch, Cogs, Treloar, Zerrett, Neale, Holman, Kelly, Banfield (Coffield, Brayshaw)
    R: Gawn, Goldy (English, Cameron)
    FWD: McLean, Smith, Walters, Petracca, Lobb, Fritsch (Higgins, Ratugolea)

    Option 1:
    Lobb > Guelfi
    Goldy > Grundy
    Builds a good warne chest. Lobb disappointing

    Option 2:
    Brayshaw > Guelfi via Higgins DPP
    Goldy > Grundy
    Leaves $212K in the bank and offloads under performing mid pricer in Lobb

    Option 3:
    Lobb > Taranto/Sic Dawg
    Goldy > Grundy
    Empties the chest. This is my last option as I think I’d rather build a chest for the uber premos

  • Do I go Cripps to Merrett and Dow to Cunico or Cripps to Merrett and Lloyd to Seedsman. Really unimpressed with both Cripps and Lloyd and don’t see Cripps getting much better in the long run.
    Cheers in advance 👌🏼

    • cripps has been good. Got tagged last week so what.
      Ridiculous to trade…why did you pick him in the first place?

      • Not been awesome, but good enough. Given how thoroughly Carlton were flogged when he was tagged though, teams may tag him more often; especially with Murphy out. I wouldn’t bank on that keeping him down or other teams tagging though. Definitely give another couple of weeks (I am an owner and I’m keeping him).

  • grundy and guelfi or s.martin and crowden

  • Guelfi on field? Yay or Na

  • go up to grundy or go for stef

  • Which is the best option?

    Z.Guthrie – Coffield
    ZGL – Crowden

    Z.Guthie – Mirra
    Hunter – Dangerfield / Gibbs

    Z. Guthrie – Conca
    Hunter – Prestia

  • J. Geary or P. Seedsman?

  • Whitfield, trade or hold?

  • 1st trade is Fritsch to Mirra

    2nd trade?
    1. Cripps to Sidebottom (Merrett next week)
    2. Cripps to Merrett
    3. Sicily to Merrett

    1 2 or 3?

  • What do you guys see these blokes averaging for the year?



  • Give me a +1 if you are shit scared for this week. a wednesday game, a tuesday game and no teams being announced for those games consisting rooks like guelfi higgins etc. and for the normal games there are players like holman and fritsch who look like they are on the brink of being dropped. There could be donuts galore i reckon this week. and it only takes a josh kelly type curveball at the selection table to stuff up your team – no barry no liam ryan no venables. AHHHHHHHH

  • DEF: Laird, Simmo, Lloyd, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee (O’Shea, Murphy)
    MID: Titch, Gibbs, Parker, Neale, Merrett, Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Barry)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, D.Smith, Christensen, Waterman, Gowers (Rioli, ZGL)

    81k in the bank. Any ideas for trades? Cheers.

  • Josh Kelly set to be rested another 2 weeks.

  • fritsch or guelfi on field this week if both named?

  • Trade Sicily or Christensen to Z Merrett?

  • one trade left:
    thoughts thanks
    110k left in the bank who do i trade and who to
    Cripps (694k) can get any mid/def/fwd under 804k
    McPherson (479k) can get any fwd under 589k
    Brayshaw (317k) can get any mid/def/fwd under 427k
    Lloyd (629k) can get any def under 739k

  • Def: Laird/Tuohy/Lloyd/Murray/Finlayson/Doedee (Murphy/Pearce)
    Mid: Titch/Gibbs/Coniglio/Fyfe/Martin/Kelly/Holman/Banfield (Brayshaw/Barry)
    Rucks: Gawn/Jacobs (Cameron/English)
    Fwd: Heeney/Smith/Billings/Christensen/Waterman/Fritsch (ZGL/Venables)

    Option 1:
    Venables > Crowden
    Brayshaw > Coffield

    Option 2:
    Venables > Flynn and DPP with English (on field for fritsch )
    Billings > R Gray

    Option 3:
    Brayshaw > 170k mid
    Venables > Guelfi

  • trade Lloyd for Seedsman??

    • If you have the luxury and no pressing issues (injuries/rookies not playing) then go for it.

      • Lloyd -> Seedsman makes you 54K So if it means you don’t trade out a non-playing Rookie then it doesn’t matter. There aren’t many great rookie replacements anyway this week… who knows how long Guelfi will be in the side for…May just become another non-playing rookie next week anyway. If it was a completely sideways trade then I would also say prioritise a rookie trade. But the reality is you are making 54K and bringing in a guy averaging 15points more…

  • Petracca vs Sicily – who needs to go first?

    Had them both from the start but fairly underwhelmed by them this year, was hoping for 90+ average and want to bank some $$ for next week..

    Either that, or I move Billings to Taranto, but I feel like he could come good and still be a 95+ player from here out..

  • Def: Laird Simpson Lloyd Murray Finlayson Doedee (Naughton Murphy)
    Mid: Titch Gibbs Coniglio Macrae Parker T Kelly Holman Banfield (Brayshaw Barry)
    Ruck: Gawn Nank (English Cameron)
    Fwd: Billings Heeney Mclean Christensen Waterman Fritsch (Crowden Zgl)
    80k in the bank.
    A. Lloyd + Barry to Coffield + Gray
    B. Nank + Fritsch to Grundy + Guelfi
    C. Fritsch + Brayshaw to Guelfi + Coffield

  • fritsch or guelfi on field this week if both named?.

  • Keeping it pretty simple this week, Venables to Guelfi and Barry to Cunico.

    Who to field out of Doedee and Naughton (in def) and Guelfi, Fristch and Waterman (need 2, in fwd)

  • Calling it, Guelfi will be this year’s Anzac Day Zaharakis.

  • If you had the option to pick Menegola or Gray which one would you take?

  • Hurry up 6pm, I wanna see sides!

  • Tom Mitchell might not get tagged from what I heard

    Is it still more safe to pick Gibbs/Cog as C?

    • I’m locking Mitchell in as Captain for the season, not worried about a low score here or there.

  • DEF: Laird, Simmo, Lloyd, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee (O’Shea, Murphy)
    MID: Titch, Gibbs, Parker, Neale, Merrett, Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Barry)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (English, Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, D.Smith, Christensen, Waterman, Gowers (Rioli, ZGL)

    81k in the bank. Any ideas for trades? Cheers.

  • Trade or keep Cripps now he getting the tag again on weekend?

    1.Cripps to Sidebottom
    2.Cripps to Merrett
    3.Or keep Cripps and go sicily to Merrett?

    1 2 or 3

  • grundy and guelfi or s.martin and crowden?

  • Trade O’connor to Mirra or one of Bray/Fritsch to Cunico/Guelfi?

  • Is Ratugolea a lock for DPP next week?

  • Trade or keep Cripps now he getting the tag again on weekend?

    1.Cripps to Sidebottom
    2.Cripps to Merrett
    3.Or keep Cripps and go sicily to Merrett?

    1 2 or 3 ?

    • Im trading Cripps and avoiding Carlton players (unless Simpson goes to a low price and shows form). Cripps is a headache u don’t need. I’ve gone to Merrett for the price.

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