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tbetta’s Bullets: Round 6

The end of Round 6 not only means the end of the Mutli-Bye Rounds for a while, but it also means I get to unleash the Bullets. This week i take a look at the Debutants, having a Krak, getting Greedy and the Makers and Breakers from the weekend!


When the teams came out on Thursday things were looking bleak, and they didn’t improve much from there. Most teams were decimated by the MBR and injuries already, but the exclusion of Richardson and possibly Krakouer had coaches facing the prospect of multiple doughnuts. To make things worse, a few of the games were played in wet or slippery conditions, not good news for DT.

Thankfully, Heppell and Krakouer both managed to keep their spots from extended interchanges and both performed really well to provide some relief for us stressed coaches, but that was all there was to cheer about this week. Somewhere in the 1800’s was a typical score this week, and if you cracked a 1900 you were a pretty happy fella. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’re over the MBR’s for a while, and are looking forward to getting back to some decent scores this week.


  • Newbies

When looking at downgrades last week, there were so few options that we all had to look at a couple of debutants to avoid a 0. Ideally we’d like to be downsizing to a kid on the bubble, where we have a better idea about his ability, job security, and we can start making money off them right away. No such luxuries at this point in the season, which is possibly a negative of having that record number of many debutants in Round 1.

So some were forced to look at Hibberd and Harper to come into their sides right away, and they would have been rewarded with encouraging performances from both. Harper looked at home across the Roos half forward line, kicking a goal on the way to 61. Hibberd notched 68 after a read-hot start before junk time set in, and looked composed in his first game. Both are set to become handy downgrade options after Round 7, if you don’t already have them.

It’s probably worth mentioning that Wallis scored 70 in his first full game, after his sub-affected 10 last week. That means he’s on the bubble this week, so keep an eye out for him.


  • Getting Greedy

If you were like me and rejected Cox’s serviceable 121 as your Captain Sneaky Second Option then you have learnt a lesson you’d probably rather not have to. I scoffed at Cox’s score thinking Swan was certain for 130. Instead, I suffered through his lethargic performance against the dogs which culminated in 96. For those who struggle with the maths, that’s 25 points I lost because I was greedy (not 50 as I’ve been told a few times).

So we are reminded of the whole point of the Loophole – to have two cracks at a decent Captain’s score. 121 points in the bank is a no-brainer, and next time I’ll be taking that.


  • Played a Krakouer

Shit heading I know, but it had to be done. Anyway, put your hands up if you traded out Krakouer this week? I don’t blame you. Putting up dirty scores, getting dropped from the best team going around and only being named on an extended interchange with Dick does not evoke any confidence in me either. He was all but on the way out for me until a series of events and sketchy thinking ended up in my making two trades, neither involving him. And wasn’t I happy I didn’t pull the trigger on him!

His 113 was priceless in a week where that could easily have been a doughtnut. I honestly thought he was locked into being the sub if he played at all, and he may have been if not for Johnson’s injury. As bleak as a prospect he was last week, he’s looking pretty good for the next few with a B/E of -20!


  • Makers and Breakers

We needed a few players to go big for us this week, and these are the ones who pulled through for us:


1. Martin 119

2. Cox 121

3. Curnow 115

4. Krakouer 113

5. Foley 123

The number one spot for me goes to Martin. Only 14,000 have him, but every single one of them love him. Excluding his 59 in Round 1, he has averaged 113 since then and looks set on becoming a Premium by years end. He started under 300k but has shot up $93,500, and with a BE of 27, he’s bound to go up even more. Cox is next with his 121, which was extremely handy for those who took it under the Loophole. He had more than an acceptable excuse to put in an average score this week given he is a behemoth and it was wet, but he just keeps on proving how much of a must-have he is in DT this year. Curnow is next for his 115, which included a 60pt Q2, and a 1pt Q3! Becoming more like Barlow everyday, I’m so proud of him… Krakouer gets a nod for the reasons I mentioned before – talk about coming from nowhere! He rewarded every coach that hung onto him this week. Rounding out the Top 5 Makers is Foley, who was also down-and-out a few weeks ago. But he’s topped the ton in his last two and if you held into him you’re being repaid in spades. He’s gone up almost 60k this year!



1. Riewoldt 43

2. Goodes 47

3. O’Keefe 56

4. Gibbs 67

5. Gysberts 29

Okay, I know Voldt took a knock which affected his score, but it’s not like he did anything before that. A goalless 43 is not what you’d expect from someone of his calibre, especially the when the Saints are in huge need of a captain’s knock. Almost as average are Goodes and O’Keefe from the Swans. I know it was pretty wet at the SCG and that affected the scores, but you both play for Sydney! You know, the team that prides themselves on their rough, in-and-under style of footy? I’m especially dirty on O’Keefe, who has done sweet nothing since Round 2. Perfect segue into Bryce Gibbs and why he is on the Breaker’s list this week. After back-to-back 140’s he hasn’t hit the ton once, and what’s worse, he’s going backwards. His scores read: 147, 144, 85, 89, 70, and 67. That’s a pretty clear downward trend if you ask me. Last but not least is Gysberts, who was averaging 85 before Thursday’s game after his 2 matches. For those who remember, he started last year with scores of 103, 78 and everyone traded him in, thinking he’d be a great cash cow, then he delivered… 29! That was his last game for the year. This year he started with 103, 67 and…. 29! The Gysberts curse lives on.


  • That’s a wrap

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Round 7. No more of this multi-bye crap, and league matches resume! This week only the Pies have the bye, so make certain you sub them out as usual. That of course means that Swan will be absent, but Calvin will help you find a replacement I’m sure.

With so many premiums back into starting line-ups this week, I’m envisaging a collective return to the days of 2100+. Good luck!


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  1. thebestHT

    May 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    any ideas as to what i should do with duigan, c-rich, and irons?

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      This will sound very zen master, but you should be asking ‘why trade?’. Is there a specific fallen premium or juicy cashcow available who’ll fit into your team? If not, then perhaps take the finger off the trigger…

      That said, on the three players you’ve listed only Duigan has any JS but his BE is 6 point higher than his season average.

    • Phill27

      May 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Get rid of C-Rich and Irons now. Sam Ilse is a good option in midfield.

  2. stevo stars

    May 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    First of all excellent article. Any way should i downgrade o keefe for J Riewoldt and gain a bit of cash.

  3. Phill27

    May 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Going for a unique upgrade.

    Ward to either of Mundy/Redden?

    Which one?

    • dreamteamking

      May 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm


      • Phill27

        May 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

        Any reasoning? Both average the same.

        • dreamteamking

          May 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

          redden is on fire and looks the goods for the rest of the year

        • TeeTee

          May 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

          Unlikely to cop the tag either, with Power, Rich and Rocky the likely targets.

    • TheColonel

      May 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      the red 0ne

  4. adam88

    May 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Bewick.. likely to get over his injury? apart from that game (21) he has been doing very well

  5. Hislop5

    May 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Need help please.

    Gibbs, Goddard, Heppel, Grimes, Deledio, Shaw, Lower and Stanley, Duigan, Otten.

    Swan, Boyd, Bartel, Curnow, Kennedy, Carrazzo and Harris, Pittard, Libba.

    Cox, Fraser and smith, keefe

    Goodes, Pavlich, Stevey J, Franklin, Knights, Darling, J Riewoldt and Richo, Tapscott, Matera.

    17 200.

    Should i try upgrade someone like otten/ Knights/ Fraser for a gun or trade carrzazo for Redden,

    Will trade pittard for Isles/ Wallis ( which one ? ) and duigan for hibberd next week. Help please

    • :P

      May 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      dont trade Knights, what has he done wrong?
      Im hoping otten will get a game again soon
      i would say fraser to “a gun” but you dont really have the cash

      So IMO
      This Week Duigan to Hibberd
      then swap carrazzo into defence then trade him to adcock so you still have a dpp link

      pitterd to wallis

      • Mezzoculo

        May 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

        I’d go Iles. He should have better JS (the only reason he hasn’t played earlier is because he had a slight injury) and is a proven ‘mature’ player.

  6. :P

    May 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    great write up
    so true about the gysberts curse,
    and what are everyones thoughts on voldt will he be better next week
    this week im going to trade duigan to hibberd and richardson/prestia (depending on teams) to fyfe
    next trade will be trading chappy in

  7. Bazz

    May 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    thoughts on Mundy? thinking of bringing him in for an injured Kieran Jack this week. Only 2% of people have him and could be very unique. Its either Mundy or Bartel.

  8. swans2011

    May 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    At last, normal rounds for a while!
    Celebrated by trading Richardson > Fyfe and Duigan > Enright

    • :P

      May 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      you have some cash!

      • swans2011

        May 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

        Been saving for the end of MBR’s party for some time :P

  9. dreamteamking

    May 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    hey tbetta and everyone else ive got 2 questions, help would be great

    1) are duigan –> hibberd and richo –> harper good trades?

    2) if i make four upgrades by the end of the year my starting 22 will be the following, is it good?

    Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Grimes, Shaw, Adcock, Heppel
    Swan, Pendles, Boyd, Bartel, Mitchell, Redden
    Sandi, Cox
    Chappy, Franklin, Goodes, N.Voldt, Fyfe, Petrie, Knights

    • jb

      May 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      wait till next week if you can.. only trade one this week if u need the cash for an upgrade..

      • Magpie28

        May 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        De ja vu all over again :(

  10. horse

    May 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    im really unsure about what to do, any help would be great

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Grimes, Adcock, Duigan, Lower (Stanley, Batchelor, Thompson)

    MID: Swan, Montagna, Bartel, A.Swallow, Curnow, Harris (Liberatore, Bewick, Hibberd)

    RUC: Sandilands, Cox (Smith, Keefe)

    FWD: Franklin, Goodes, Johnson, N.Reiwoldt, Dawes, J.Reiwoldt, Darling (Matera, Richardson, Dixon)

    i have $54,000 in the bank.

    i am planning to go Duigan >> Puopolo or someone else similar

    this would leave me with a touch under 180k in the bank. where to from there?

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Have you considered Suckling from Hawthorn? Still sub $300k and averaging 90ish – pretty good for a defender! Perhaps out for J Batchelor?

      Otherwise you could either trade out Duigan and hold the cash so you can trade in Pendleburg next week – or wait until next week before trading him out. Carlton have scored well against the saints in the past, IIRC.

      • horse

        May 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        libba > redden?

        • Mezzoculo

          May 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

          Libba is projected to top out at over $300k. Plenty of fattening left there.

  11. i miss bastinac

    May 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    didnt even manage 1800! suffered lots of bad luck and ranking has blown to 3170

    have 240000 in the bank and 18 trades (ekk)

    goddard gibbs gram grimes adcock heppell lower (stanley duigan otten)

    Boyd pendles stanton a.swallow curnow libba (harris hibberd bewick)

    cox petrie (mccawley curnow)

    franklin slyvia n.reiwoldt knights fyfe j.reiwoldt higgins (tapscott matera richo)

    was thinking of going richo~harper bewick~selwood
    would rather just the one trade but not enough money. would rather keep libba and harris because of their BE

    or i could not trade!

    • :P

      May 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      mate your that lucky guy who DOSE NOT have swan
      with all that cash you would be crazy not to get him
      get him in a couple weeks after he has droped a bit more

      • Colliwobblers

        May 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

        ditto go swan at lowest cost he is a must have and nice team imo

      • i miss bastinac

        May 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm


        pendles is keeping me in it against swan. think i will bank the trade to selwood even thou i really want him for 420000-price is awesome!

        will continue to consider a enright or murphy thou (from duigan) and get a full time rookie off the field.

        will leave me with over 100000 and will work out a swap for swan after byes

  12. Archer11

    May 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Thinking of trading Duigan to Hibberd and then upgrading Dawes to Chappy. I know that Dawes is averaging 90 but I don’t think he can keep it up.

    What do you think? Did Dawes just have a bad game last week or is this more like what he should be getting?

    • jb

      May 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      they played in the wet he is a 195 cm marking fwd always going to struggle.. keep him fwds are doing shit this year looks like he will be a top 10 maybe even top 7.. it’s hard but cos i imagine u really want chappy like everyone else.. otten to hibberd would be a better trade, but if u don’t have otten than go for it..

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Crazy! Dawes has been playing well AND he’s in bugger all teams. Keep your PODs!!

      If you really want to trade out Duigan then do so and hold the cash for next week – with the two trades you will be able to downgrade someone and use all that wonderful cash to upgrade your weakest link to any premium you want.

    • Colliwobblers

      May 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      dawes had a shocker last week but they go to him in the fwd line so he should get back to good scores, chappy is a must have tho and duigan has maxed out so trade him for hibberd/watson/thompson

  13. jb

    May 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    seeing alot of people wanting to move on their cash cows to early to get cash.. i reakon only get rid of them once they have peaked only cow’s i would consider trading atm is otten and duigan..

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Otten has a negative BE and the crows have some good games in the near future. If you have bench cover then hold him. Duigan, on the other hand, has an average less than his BE and a bye in Rnd 8.

      • Colliwobblers

        May 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        duih=gan out otten keep

  14. Cisco

    May 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Nice article .. Anyone rate Fyfe as a premium keeper?

    I have two premium upgrade options this week of either Fyfe in the mid/forward or Enright down back.

    • Colliwobblers

      May 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      fyfe is going great so is martin of rich and redden of bris but of those freo will compete so fyfe for mine

      • Shane_o_85

        May 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        I think Fyfe is the goods. But is it too late?

        • Gregga

          May 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm

          I don’t think so – he’s only 365k and averaging 105, and is playing well in a good team. Given his age and frame, the bye was well timed for him, and I think he’ll become a key part of the Freo midfield by years end. He plays that midfield/half-forward role which means opposition coaches have to decide what type of player to put on him – a half back who may get lost up the ground, or a tagger. The tag goes to Mundy and then Pavlich (if not forward), which means that Fyfe is almost lost in the midfield rotations, meaning he’s freed up and can score well.

          My two cents

  15. Cameronsmith

    May 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm


    Great Article

    Just Deciding if i should trade out Swan if not
    what bout Martin as Captain

    Also O’Keefe and Goodes

    who to trade and who to replace them

    All help will be great

    • Birdy

      May 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      NO, do not trade. get back to me about a captain,

      • Cameronsmith

        May 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        i was thinking of trading swan just for two rounds and then get him back i know it sounds stupid but i can free up some cash who would be a good replacement??

        Mabye, Martin,Chapman,Fyfe even

        What about richardson will he play again.

    • Colliwobblers

      May 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      goodes will get better do not trade out swan and if u have chappy he is cap this week if not why not :)

    • Benny

      May 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Trade out Swan? Mate, you obviously have no clue what the hell you’re doing.

      • --NabbyX

        May 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm

        haha benny your such a sexy beast

    • TheColonel

      May 3, 2011 at 12:06 am

      dont listen to benny. you obviously know something if youve come this far. i reckon persevere with old goodesy but rok should be put on notice. last year his form fell away and many people didnt pick him this year for that reason. remember hang onto your premiums through the bad times, they will always end rewarding you in the end. foleys owners are being rewarded as we speak.

      • Cameronsmith

        May 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

        so keep o’keefe there are better trades out there Jack Darling is cheap??

  16. Birdy

    May 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    scored around 1750 or something, it was terrible, but still managed to stay ranked at 700. pendles and swan will hurt this week, so i will probably recruit chappy or sandy with the spare 200k i got lying round.

  17. JollyDickKrakouerWood

    May 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Is it time to trade Libba to Wallis?

    • JollyDickKrakouerWood

      May 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Please answer me.

      • TheColonel

        May 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

        Please answer him.

        • Magpie28

          May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm


          • Pettiger

            May 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

            What was the question again?

          • Skooper

            May 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm

            Please answer him.

        • JungleMuffin

          May 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm


          • TheColonel

            May 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm

            classic dt talk comments. good to see some light hearted fun aswell as some fierce number crunching comments.

    • runny nose

      May 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      i reckon it is way too soon to trade libba. you still have a good $100k to make out of him. wallis is a good trade target but just not sure we have seen enough of him to bring him in, even though he did look the goods on the weekend and is due to rise in price.

    • tom

      May 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      i think it may be. Either this week or next week because i think that libba still has one more decent price rise left in him and wallis’ 10 will hold his price back a bit. Also how do people rate wallis’ job security?

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Yes. And trade out Jolly too…

  18. --NabbyX

    May 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Should I upgrade Mckernan to Pav or Fyfe? Am leaning to wards Pav because he is a proven DTer and he has been very consistent (lowest score of 85) while Fyfe scored 62 against the cats which for me hinted at maybe a bit of inconsistency or not very good in big games. Thoughts Please

    Cheers :)

    • Mezzoculo

      May 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      McKernan has a BE of 22 and Adelaide are a good chance to win four of their next six (Melb, GC, Nth Melb and Bris). Hold.

      • --NabbyX

        May 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

        well the thing is pav has a BE of 76 or somethin so i want to jump on NOW, i can see what your sayin about Mckernan but it’s either him, Prestia or Kraks and both the latter options have BE in the negatives.

      • Colliwobblers

        May 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

        yeah you got the right idea but mckernan has fattening up to do yet

  19. Fudgey

    May 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Was thinking Dawes for Chappy…..but performances injury have me thinking maybe rioli, goodes or didak instead of dawes….
    And hold otten if he to hibberd/lower if he doesn’t?
    Have 200g and 17 trades


    • rainman

      May 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Keep Dawes.. He and Cloke will average 85ish all year given their supply. I would hold the rest, do you have any Mid Rookies that you can cash and use Chappy and Krak Dpp to switch between mid/fwd?

      Otherwise hold the trades… their are still a lot of rounds left.

      • Fudgey

        May 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm

        Krak sold last week for J Voldt.

        Have Gaff, Conca, Harris and Swallow……none really at their peak yet.. or made enough cash to go to chappy with money in bank..
        may wait….but didak looks worse every time i look at him

  20. rainman

    May 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    2 trades this week for The Rainmen

    A Swallow to Chappy (I know sideways…but my cows have not fattened enough yet, sometimes you back the wrong horse)
    Warnock to Sandi

    Will still leave me $74k in bank… next week will be
    Duigan to Watson or Hibberd ($120k)
    Libba to Pendles (depending on Libbas price rise this week (BE31) or Stanley to Enright

    Current rank 1651 looking at entering top 1000 over next 2 weeks.

    Thoughts on above??

    • Holy Waters

      May 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Those moves seem ok to me although the chapman one is a waste of trades if you plan on playing deep into finals. Keep in mind you will need to waste another trade to get chapman out, unless you are confident of finishing top 4 and winning your first final.

      • rainman

        May 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

        thx Holy, not overly concerned with Leagues as am in no cash leagues… aim is to finish top 500

        • b-rye

          May 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm

          If A Swallow got a 120 last round would u be thinking about this trade? Dnt trade a premium out after one bad score just have faith!

  21. 44chappo

    May 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    What would petrie need to average to become a 7th fwd. I was thinking about using his 143 to my advantage and once he has peaked swap him to chappy in 3 or so weeks. A bit risky coz it relies on chappy not playing good enough to rise but petrie has potential/growth.

    Anyone dumped prestia yet. He has a low BE but might not get a run

    • TeeTee

      May 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

      I’d want an 85+ avg from Petrie to keep him.

  22. Skayy

    May 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    ho would be a good cheap player to get for andy otten besides puopolo and hibberd??

    • rainman

      May 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      Matt Watson from the blues… will play more later in the year and has a negative be after playing 2 games

      • Skayy

        May 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm


      • Christina Hendricks

        May 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        Wattson will be lucky to get another game at the blues. You gotta remember that Bower is still to come back into the side. White is obviously rated higher at the blues than Watson, so I can’t really see him getting a game.

        Especially when you consider that Kreuzer and Henderson are still to come back in as well which likely means that either waite and/or walker will be pushed to the backline which means there is even less space for Watson.

        Pick him up at your own peril.

  23. chappalenkoubeauty

    May 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Think I’ve got it. A little house keeping first:
    Bank 193800
    So Long Easy Ryder, thanks, u weren’t great.
    Hello Sandi
    Bye baby Swallow
    Hello Iles
    Bank 246700

    Punted on Ryder, it aint working. Baby Swallow’s price rises will slow from here on. Iles will rise 40k this week.
    Desperate for Chappy, Selwood, Mitchell, but need 211 this week, his BE is mid 80s. Next round, Libba is a straight swap for one of them and I will have 19 trades left.

  24. theotherdrdreamteam

    May 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Hello all, long time reader, first time poster.

    I frequently sit and laugh about the multiple requests for ‘advice’ on “Bloggs -> Old Mate”… but I now have a question for all you most learned DTers. The reason I ask is that I have not heard anyone mention any similar trades that I have in mind.

    With 200k in the bank, I was considering trading Didak to J. Riewoldt – Didak is utter poo and seriously, I can’t see him returning to his previous lofty heights considering the talented team he is playing with (no, I’m not a pies supporter). Riewoldt is hitting his straps after some bad luck and a couple of tantrum filled games. Surely this seems logical, with improved scoring and 80k into the kitty.

    The other trade this week is Swallow to Ellard. Before anyone cries out in disbelief – yes I realise Swallow has not peaked and yes I realise that he is not a bad benchwarmer. I also realise that Ellard is not a proven DTer, but he is very, very tempting. Even if he doesn’t continue to score well, he at least has more cash cow potential over the next 4 weeks than Swallow.

    This would leave nearly 300k to (almost? hopefully?) upgrade to two premiums the following week. This should leave me pretty comfortable for the following rounds.

    Didak is bleeding $$$ but the risk is riewoldt and Ellard turn out to be rubbish – could be season over. On the other hand they could be keepers. Is my logic sound or am I heading for a disaster??? Maybe my strategy is genius and I should’ve kept my mouth shut?

    • 44chappo

      May 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      sounds dodgy.

    • tkol

      May 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Well first time poster.
      You can add to the memory of your virgin blog that the greatest coach this game has to offer responded to love. A word of advice, don’t trade Didak to anyone, ever. You should not have started with him firstly, but he is nearly there so relax, take a breath, and get ready for his DT show

    • The Southside Way

      May 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      You are putting your testes on the line young chap.

    • TheColonel

      May 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      shouldve kept your mouth shut… nah mate good idea.

  25. ricci_bobby

    May 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Gibbs, heppel, adcock, goddard, grimes, broughton, duigan (lower, hibbard, b. jacobs)
    curnow, boyd, s. thompson, swan, bartel, mitchell, (liba, harris, i. smith)
    Cox, warnock (Z. smith, nicholls)
    franklin, goodes, knights, higgins, darling, n. voldt, krackouer( tapscott, matera, prestia)

    thinking of trading goodes to fyfe and n. voldt to chappy! got 18 trades left $172k in the bag!

    • The Southside Way

      May 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Goodes to Fyfe is way too sideways, why are you even thinking of that sir Ricci?

      • ricci_bobby

        May 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        not too sure. think fyfe is scoring a bit more cosistant at the moment!!

        • The Southside Way

          May 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

          Exactly, ‘at the moment’.

  26. Darling27

    May 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Finally given up on Brad Green, any suggestions as to who to trade him for?
    I have 200k in the bank, although I want to save that to upgrade a rookie to a premium.

    Was thinking Ben McGlynn, fairly consistent and I don’t have to cough up too much $$ to get him. Although he hasn’t played 22 games as yet in his career (I think).

    Any suggestions?

    Other forwards I already have are:

    Fyfe, Chapman, J.Reiwoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Darling, Tapscott, Richardson, Matera.

    • G-Bangers

      May 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Stevie J

      • Darling27

        May 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

        Yeh I though that, but I want to stay away from too many Geelong players, as they have the bye during finals.

        • G-Bangers

          May 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

          Sylvia then , durable and consistent

          • Marrto

            May 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm


    • Pettiger

      May 3, 2011 at 1:09 am

      Goodes if you don’t have him in the midfield. Don’t write him off for one bad week.

  27. Hislop5

    May 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Need help please.

    Gibbs, Goddard, Heppel, Grimes, Deledio, Shaw, Lower and Stanley, Duigan, Otten.

    Swan, Boyd, Bartel, Curnow, Kennedy, Carrazzo and Harris, Pittard, Libba.

    Cox, Fraser and smith, keefe

    Goodes, Pavlich, Stevey J, Franklin, Knights, Darling, J Riewoldt and Richo, Tapscott, Matera.

    17 200.

    Should i try upgrade someone like otten/ Knights/ Fraser for a gun or trade carrzazo for Redden,

    Will trade pittard for Isles/ Wallis ( which one ? ) and duigan for hibberd next week.

    Already asked this but would like some more help please (:

  28. Hislop5

    May 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    If i was to trade Pittard to Isles i am 2 400 short of fraser to sandilands, so should i go pittard to wallis so i can get sandi ?

    • Shane_o_85

      May 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Im starting to think these GC rooks are a bit unreliable, go Wallis!

    • James2911

      May 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      I agree Wallis is looking good.

    • fyfestar

      May 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      i would

  29. Hislop5

    May 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    same ! i dont think wallis has good JS anyway, i reckon trading Pittard to HIbberd, then going Duigan to Jacobs from port next week would be good, im pretty sure he will get a game soon and should stay in with ports side !

  30. Ashie.1

    May 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Great article once again tbetta. If it wasn’t for blokes like you putting effort into these articles research would be boring. I only hope you don’t sellout next season. Keep up the good work.

  31. swanlow36

    May 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Duigan > Puopolo as I’ve already got Hibberd, then Higgins > Chappy assuming he got groin soreness and might not play this week. Hold tight on Roo, the Saints might fire next week against Carlton.

    • TheColonel

      May 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      your a spud. trading a prem that is out for 2 weeks for another prem. i recommend you delete your team.

    • TheColonel

      May 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

      keep it up and you may find yourself with no trades at round 20

  32. James2911

    May 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Anyone thinking Gaff is looking a bit past it? Sumich said he may play WAFL to gain some match fitness after having been subbed four times out of five. Have enough to swap him out for Joel Selwood, but I fall 15k short of Chapman, who I ‘d really like to complete the DPP chain I’ve got going in the forward line. This is quite a critical league game for me, and currently this is the line up I’m running with ($270,000 in the bank):

    Onfield: M Boyd, M Wallis, C Judd, L Anthony, H Bennell, D Swallow Bench: D Swan, S Pendlebury, A Gaff.

    Thoughts would be appreciated.

    • G-Bangers

      May 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      yeah get Selwood , i am this week because his break even is low so he’s at a really good price and also no bye til Round 22 …

  33. Marrto

    May 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    There are some f**ken outrageous trades being put out there right now… Wow

    • TheColonel

      May 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

      couldnt agree more, marrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrto

  34. Big Feller

    May 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Is it really that critical to get Chappy in this round? Will his price fall much in the future???

    • swanlow36

      May 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      Now it is the time!!!!

      Get him trade out Roo or Higgins for this great man and he’ll score you 140+ points against North Melbourne. Don’t worry, Chappy is your man and will not fall in price too much after this round.

      • TheColonel

        May 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

        dont do those trades. they are called sideways and are bad for your health.

  35. OXnFOX

    May 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    FAST FORWARDING TO ROUND 18 THIS YEAR…………………………………………………………..

    “this week i’m thinking of trading……..oh wait a minute……i’ve got no trades left……this game sucks”

    • TheColonel

      May 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      word has it dr dt has got just the 12 trades left.

    • OXnFOX

      May 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I love DT, but the worst aspect has to be that well over 50% of players give up later on in the year when they run out of trades, can’t make the finals, or just plain realise they suck.

      Then all that bragging and bullshit we put up with earlier in the year whilst they were smashing it up – because they traded EVERY WEEK – cant be reciprocated….because they dont care anymore!

  36. TheColonel

    May 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    be is 111

    • TheColonel

      May 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      R.E for the chapman post.

      • G-Bangers

        May 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

        so what’s your ranking Herbs & Spices and how many trades you got left …

  37. vudu

    May 3, 2011 at 12:19 am

    thinking about palmer (spud) to Martin or Pavlich


  38. apple_123

    May 3, 2011 at 12:30 am


    This might sound crazy but what do you think of the below trades?

    Currently Top 100, 18 trades left with 49k bank & considering the following trades strategy the next 4 weeks:

    round 7
    swan –> redden, net +75k
    volt –> fyfe, net -20k
    $104k in the bank

    round 8
    duigan –> hibs, net +110k
    tapps –> rookie from kangas (forgot name), net 100k
    $314k bank

    round 9
    darling ~280–> chappy ~ 440
    o’brien –> cashcow from hawks, net +100k
    $254 bank

    round 10
    curnow ~330k –> swan ~ 450k (BE of 187 rd 8 and plays geelong round 9)
    bank 134k

    team will look like this by round 10 with 12 trades

    def: gods, lids, grimes, adcock, hepp, gibbs, lower (stanley, puop, hib)
    mids: redden, swan, boyd, pendles, bartel, rockcliff (harris, liber, bewick)
    ruck: cox, petrie (smith, mc cau)
    fwds: franklin, fyfe, knights, volt j, duncan, higs, chappy (krak, materia, rook from kangas)

    I know it’s a risky and radical move trading out swannie and burning a trade but redden is a great replacement and I can bring Swan back in after he drops 40k or so, plus I won’t have him sitting on the bench round 7. I can still upgrade Petrie to Sandi between round 11-14 and have 11 trades for LTIs.

    As I’m in top 100 and only 180 points from No.1, this strategy can really propel me into top 10 by round 10.


    • Albert Lloyd

      May 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

      So crazy it just might work!

      If you were going for league win I wouldn’t advise but getting the car is going to take some very deft trading this year. Your logic seems pretty sound, however.

      May as well?

      • Magician

        May 3, 2011 at 1:06 am

        I read on here so often people asking the same questions about the same players and it bores me. In fact I often wonder if a lot of you have a brain.

        This however is different. You are showing some initiative and I would say that’s why you are ranked as such. I do not necessarily agree with your above plan, though I do like the general theme of it. Redden should score well against GC this week but surely coaches will catch on that him & Rockliff are becoming the most dangerous players in that side and they will receive a lot more attention.

        Anyway I say go for it. Plodding along with normality won’t win you the car without a huge amount of luck. This might not work but could give you the leg up you need.

        I went with the 6 premium midfielders from the start this year and got told why it was a horrible strategy. I am top 200 and the team is shaping up well with some forward and defence options opening up.

        Good luck with it

        • TheColonel

          May 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

          harper is the fella

  39. vudu

    May 3, 2011 at 12:30 am

    plus I’ve got broughton who might play this weekend but with a massive BE
    thinking about trade to adcock or maybe suckling
    adcock more potential but just worried with drummond coming back

    • Albert Lloyd

      May 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Adcock always chopped with Drummond in the side before, I wouldn’t worry too much.

  40. dools

    May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Can someone please tell me where you’re getting these BE stats from. I no longer have the coach assistant thingy. Is there another way dear ones??

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