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The second round of the knockout NAB Cup is on this weekend. There are also NAB Challenge games across the country. If you get along to any of these, let us know what you think!



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NAB CUP – QUALIFYING FINALS

MELBOURNE v ESSENDON
7:10pm Thursday Feb 24 (Etihad Stadium)

COLLINGWOOD v SYDNEY
7:40pm Friday Feb 25 (Etihad Stadium)

GEELONG v ST KILDA
7:10pm Saturday Feb 26 (Etihad Stadium)

WEST COAST v GOLD COAST
4:40pm Sunday Feb 27 (Pattersons Stadium)

NAB CHALLENGE

PORT ADELAIDE v RICHMOND
7:00pm Friday Feb 25 (Alice Springs)

HAWTHORN v NORTH MELBOURNE
1:00pm Saturday Feb 26 (Skilled Stadium)

WESTERN BULLDOGS v BRISBANE LIONS
1:00pm Saturday Feb 26 (Visy Park)

ADELAIDE v FREMANTLE
3:30pm Saturday Feb 26 (Thebarton Oval)

GWS v CARLTON
4:30pm Saturday Feb 26 (Manuka Oval)

162 Comments

162 Comments

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    Leroy

    February 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

    im in a bit of a pickle.
    which of these 2 would be the best option, not just round 1 but long term.

    Cox and Houli
    or
    Fraser/Petrie and M.Murphy

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      buck

      February 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

      petrie and murphy looks better long term i reckon. but youll have to live with petrie not playing early. murphy is an absolute star and should lift his average over 102ish after having a full preaseason.

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      Lenny

      February 27, 2011 at 1:31 am

      It depends on your strategy…I would go Cox Houli… Cox is in top shape and will challenge for no. 1 ruck IMO… and if you pick him would be a keeper!

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        Leroy

        February 27, 2011 at 2:09 am

        either way i will have a keeper
        Murphy or Cox

        i think Houli has more upside that Petrie but……… i dont know

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          Lenny

          February 27, 2011 at 2:25 am

          IMO I would rather Cox as a keeper. Rucks are unique! I also think Petrie and Faser are risky… My rucks are Sandi and Cox with 2 rookies on the pine… in the end it comes down to your stategy!

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            Leroy

            February 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

            yeah im leaning towards Cox and Houli
            as i wont have a 0 round 1 also with Petrie or Fraser out

            i will be going the Sandi Cox combo.
            cheers mate :)

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    Shaun Dawgs

    February 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

    thoughts on hibberd?
    not sure about opportunites, i want to use him as DDP with backs

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      Noodles71

      February 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

      I’ve got this guy in at the moment but I am still not sure about him.
      Doesn’t seem like much of an accumulator from what i have seen thus far.

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      hotchickens

      February 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

      just go heppell?

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        Shaun Dawgs

        February 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        well i wanted 2 bench rookies to DDP with, Heppell is my backline DDP with Hibberd in the middle. Do you guys not rekon this is a good idea?

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          hotchickens

          February 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

          whatever fits your structure, but i only have a def/mid rookie in the mids.

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          bingo bango

          February 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

          I’ve thought about it but I think the DPP value is in the mids/forwards, Im happy that my three bench defenders will be able to cover outs. Will look to pick up ben jacobs once he’s recovered from glandular fever and get him into the mids before his price rise to give dpp into the backs later down the track. Looks so far like Hibberd doesn’t score that well and am also unsure on job security.

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            jb

            February 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

            all depends on wether he plays round 1 or not.. but i think just having heppel in your mids is enough to give u the link with god, gibbs and lids..

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            Shaun Dawgs

            February 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

            ok yeah good point
            who do you guys think then is the best mid bench to have other than Mzungu, Gaff (maybe Polec instead), Harris or Swallow

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            jb

            February 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

            i have callinan.. and swallow is going to score ALOT more than gaff and polec and u need harris !

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            CrimsonRaven

            February 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm

            Just incase everyone was wondering, Jacobs is back training with the team, still not on full bore, but he’s over the worse of it in anycase. Shouldnt set him back too far, but I reakon he wont play till round4-5 now at the earliest

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            jb

            February 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

            awesome so it must not have been to bad hopefully he doesn’t play till later so we can downgrade to him..

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    hotchickens

    February 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    any news on hodge’s injury? havn’t heard a thing but is listen on the injury list with “achilles tightness” 1-2 weeks

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    I love Dream team

    February 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    just a bit worried guys, in the paper, in the injury section it said knights had a groin injury, any news on that

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    jacktenstar

    February 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Article mentioning Knights injury. Saying its only minor.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/26/3149815.htm

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      insider out

      February 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      any news on Moran —– good 4th ruck if fit

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    SiMMOZ FC

    February 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Thougts on M.Williams as your 7th Forward?

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      jb

      February 28, 2011 at 1:33 am

      never going to score well ceiling 250 – 300 hundred max.. u will probs get the same out of richo muzungu and matera so not worth th extra money imo

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        SiMMOZ FC

        February 28, 2011 at 1:55 am

        I have all those players, maybe swap for R.Gamble. Is he in their best 22?

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          SD

          February 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

          save your cash and get a rookie who will score the same

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    orbs

    February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

    What are peoples thoughts on Sandilands this year given the sub rule?
    Obviously if he plays entire games out he will be the premier ruck again given he gets 40 points in taps alone but i am very concerned about him being subbed off.

    The facts are freo will again play finals. Sandi last year was a big contributor to that buy him taking almost the entire ruck duties. This had a telling effect on his body come finals. I dont think Harvey will allow this to happen again and i can just see if freo are in either a telling position or losing badly he will get subbed off in the last quarter, having major effects on his scoring.

    Is anyone else thinking this may be the case?

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