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Trade Talk Tuesday

Tony Tawk is a long time DTTALK reader and dedicated Dream Teamer. This week he has written an article talking about trades to give you a platform for discussion. So get your ideas out there in the comments and talk all things trade!

  • Roy

Well, things are back to normal. The multi-bye rounds are over, Dane Swan is getting 100’s again and eliminator is back. This week’s high score was 2334, which shows that our premiums are killing it again.

On a more personal note, this trade talk article is really brightening up my days. By days, I mean schooldays. Instead of actually concentrating in History, I now open to the back of my book, and jot down the players I’m putting in my article. Teachers think I’m writing down notes and because I’m concentrating, I’m quiet too. But really, I don’t give a stuff about the Gold Rush, so this article is making life a lot easier for me.

Anyway, back on subject, here’s the chopping block this week:

On the Chopping Block, Round 8:

Who to get rid of-

5. Brendon Goddard– He’s just had a shit season. He’s had some really ordinary scores. Realistically, I would say give him 1 more week, but you might want to start thinking of getting rid of him. We all don’t want to after everything he’s given us, but he leaves us no other choice.

4. David Hale– I know not many people have him, but for those that do, he’s out for 6 weeks, so upgrade him to a premium.

3. Daniel Giansiracusa– He’s not having his best season. Obviously a proven DT star, but you should probably get rid of him now before he goes down too much. It doesn’t look like he’ll find that form again.

2. Hayden Ballantyne– I know he has an injury concern, but his scores aren’t too special either. He got a massive score of 140, but other than that has been very inconsistent. He had a great season last year, but doesn’t look to be finding that form again.

1. Paul Duffield– I wanted to get rid of him earlier in the season, but I hung onto him. Now I know it was a mistake. Trading him last week was a great move. He’s having a very bad season and doesn’t have a lot of upside

Who to get in-

Robin Nahas– This guy has a lot of talent. He will be a great player in the future, and is playing great footy now. He was an unpopular pick at the start of the season, but he has been killing it lately, and I’m sure he’ll be picked a lot more soon.

Heath Shaw– Heater has a bad reputation as a very inconsistent player. In past seasons – yes. This season – no. It seems like he’s been let off the hook this season. The way he is playing his footy and the way he is scoring. Seemed like Grimes to Shaw was a popular trade last week, and I would jump on him too.

Trent Cotchin– Cotchin is a great player. He’s a bit underrated too. This year looks to be his break-out year and his dream team scores are reflecting that. He’s averaging 90.25 this year and is a unique pick. Bring him in.

 Wait a few weeks on-

Darren Jolly– Jolly’s obviously a great player, but he has had a slow season and some injury concerns. Wait until he’s back and we know the full extent of his injury before trading him.

Jason Gram– Gram had a great start to the season but lately he has dropped off and got some bad scores. I wouldn’t trade him yet because he showed us his potential earlier in the year, so just wait on him for a while.

Alan Didak– Didak usually has slow starts to the season, and he had an interrupted preseason. Wait a few weeks for him to hit his form and he’ll start killing around round 12-13 as per usual.

Who saved themselves-

Nick Riewoldt– Riewoldt had a bit of a slow start to the season. Even though he was getting decent scores we expected more. The past 2 weeks he has got some good scores and I think he will start stringing together some consistent games.

Chris Knights– Knights had an inconsistent start to the season, but he has been stringing together some good scores. This week, he got a great score of 116, and has saved himself from the chopping block for now.

Patrick Dangerfield – Like his teammate Knights, Dangerfield had an inconsistent start. Last week he got injured and only got 33. This week he bounced back with a huge score of  128 and shouldn’t be traded.

Copy and paste this format into your comments:

Cash in the bank:

Who you want to get rid of:

Who you want to get in:

Who saved themselves in your team:

Who you are waiting a few weeks on:


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    May 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Goddard is 100 SC ave.
    About 80 DT. I would still hang onto him though. Cant get any worse.

    Could he be dropped to find some form???

    • Billz


      May 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      In a snippet of a clip shown on chanel 7 tonight Ross Lyon was asked about how stable Goddards position was and Lyon replied that for the moment Goddard would remain an integral part of the team and will be needed in their attempt to resurect their season. Point being if the saints were going to drop under performers, half the team would be axed. Goddard is safe and the saints just have to try get back to basics, find some motivation and hunger to start being more competitive for whats left of 2011.

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        The Floating Cricket

        May 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

        I’m not interested in what Goddud might do some day off in the distant future. Right now he’s killing my backline and I’m selling him off for Carazzo this week.

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    May 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    What do you guys think of going

    Otten > Puopolo

    Petrie > Franklin / Stevie J / Goodes / Fyfe (cant afford Sylvia)

    At this stage im leaning towards Franklin

    • Billz


      May 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Do you have lower?
      Yes Petrie- Franklin

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    May 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    andrew swallow….what are peoples thoughts on him…a keeper as 6th midfielder or jump ships asap?

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      May 18, 2011 at 12:01 am

      i have and am keeping him

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      The Floating Cricket

      May 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      I’ve got him also. He has the second worst BE this week of all my players and has lost a lot of cash, but I’ll stick with him hoping he will come good. But his job security in my team is lower than it is in the Nth Melbourne side.

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        May 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        Worrying about him too. Even though he has leeked $’s, what does everyone think about changing him with Hodgy? Once Hodgy gets goin he’ll be a real bargain at current price…

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    May 18, 2011 at 12:01 am

    who to trade to chappy this week… petrie, darling or matera?

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      May 18, 2011 at 12:35 am

      materas price is pretty much as high as its gonna get, Petrie to inconsistent and darling is a keeper
      1. matera
      2. petrie
      3. darling (but dont trade)………………in that order

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    May 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Can Hibberd replace Heppell as one of my d/m dpp?? You see Im like everyone else and build up my lines

    Heppell out and Hibberd in gets me basically $200k

    Therefore Heater straight for ….gee whoever Batch, Duigs, Otten

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      Sub Zero

      May 18, 2011 at 1:22 am

      Why would you get rid of heppell, of all the shit this season at the back, he’s a light man.

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    Sub Zero

    May 18, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I’m fed up with Yarran this season, he’s too hot and cold so I’m looking to downgrade Matera and upgrade.

    I’m looking for a differential and was thinking of either Zhakarakis or Harvey (both DPP).

    Anyone have any thoughts on this? or another idea?

    My forward line at the moment is Fyfe, Franklin, Chapman, Goodes, Darling, Johnson and Yarran,

    Bench is Tapscott, Pitt and Matera.

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      May 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

      what do your mids look like?

      i presume this is for a keeper.

      zaharakis = to inconsistent for me mate. has had his good games this season scoring 103, 105 and 126 but also 2 games in the 60’s a 40 and a 50.

      Harvey =He can pull HUGE numbers but can get tagged hard out of a game. but with swallow and wells for that matter playing well he hasnt been tagged hard yet this year. He has strung 3 100+ games in a row together and i would get him in if i could this week but ive got other pressing matters haha.

      if you had $10k more i would definitely go for pav because of consistency and his DPP.

      But i would get Harvey in.

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        Sub Zero

        May 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        Yeah I have Lower, Fyfe, Pitt and Sandi – Pav would just be too many.

        I’ll take a punt on Harvey, I was leaning that way anyway. He has a nice one against Brisbane this week!

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          May 19, 2011 at 12:35 am

          agreed that would make a lot of freo guys.

          i might add id get rid of pitt for lynch next week.

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    May 18, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I’m going to get in a fifth premium into my midfield this week. I can afford either Mitchell and Hodge but I’m not sure which one I should pick. Michell has been going really well lately, but Hodge is at a bargain price and I could use that extra 90k else where … Not to mention that Hodge looks to have found some form and Mitchell looks to be a target for a tag.

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      May 19, 2011 at 1:26 am

      I think Hodge is definately a good way to go. Potentially a bargain basement price GUN midfielder. Plus I do like that the Hawks still play GCS twice with the last game being round 24.

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    May 18, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Cash in the bank: $249,500

    Who you want to get rid of: Jamar, Goddard, J.Irons, Gamble(should have been about 9 weeks ago)

    Who you want to get in: Will be getting Jacobs for Irons, And either Cox or Goldstein for Jamar. i also want suckling and lynch.

    Who saved themselves in your team: Foley the past 4 games his averages around 90+ and has saved himself A LOT!!!!!.

    Who you are waiting a few weeks on: Tendai Mzungu has a test this week and i think he will be the downgrade from prestia if he gets up and plays well this week.

    im giving Goddard 1 more week. Its his big chance, Etihad Vs Melbourne. He averages 102 Vs melbourne and almost 89 on etihad. scored 122 against them last year so i see no reason for this not to be his form lifting game.

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    May 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Cash in the bank: $34800

    Who you want to get rid of: Toy,Prestia, Tapscott, Richardson & Astbury

    Who you want to get in: Cotchin, Pav. Higgins (if Fit), Mundy & Chappy.

    Who saved themselves in your team: Buckley

    Who you are waiting a few weeks on: Havent decided.

    No. of trades left: 12

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    The Juddernaut

    May 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Hey guys what would be the better trade option;
    1. b.smith – m.hibberd, n.lower – h.scotland
    2. b.smith – m.hibberd, d.swallow – s.pendlebury

    current def and mids;

    def- goddard, gibbs, gilbert, enright, heppell, stanley, buckley (b.smith, lower, poops)

    mids- swan, chapman, boyd, j.selwood, d.swallow, libba (b.jacobs, harris, curnow)

    going to keep curnow because i plan to use him as my 7th mid. Will be helpful when geelong have the bye in particular.

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    May 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’m seriously Considering trading Foley ($325 000) out for Hodge ($328,200). I’m thinking that Foley will not rise too much more and Hodge is coming out of his slump. What do you think?

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      May 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Sounds like an awesome trade! Do it…. its a no brainer!! I got rid of Foley for Curnow, then Curnow to Boyd. As good as Foley has been in a couple of games, he won’t average above 80 for the year and thats not enough for a mid keeper.

      I was considering getting him in but I only have premiums apart from Shiels – but with Shiels’ current form that game me a lot more to think about….

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        Uncle Fester

        May 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

        I was going to post exactly the same trade. Surely everyone will pick up hodge at his current price. I had him last year and was very happy with him.

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    May 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Cash in the bank: 5,0800

    Who you want to get rid of: Paul Duffield

    Who you want to get in: a good fremantle back man

    Who saved themselves in your team:

    Who you are waiting a few weeks on: Goddard

    RD 8 score 2156

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    May 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Just putting it out there to all traders.

    You do realise there is 16 rounds remaining and 20 team byes to come.

    I’d be getting concerned if you have less than 16 trades left.

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      May 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

      Ok 1 – the last 4 rounds are finals
      2 – their are 2 multi byes still to come
      3 – if you have around 14-18 trades left your in a good position.
      4 – many people had grimes and curnow so they made a trade they didnt think they would until round 20ish

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    May 19, 2011 at 3:45 am

    This Week:

    Jamar for Cox/goldstein/mumford

    Irons for Jacobs

    Foley for any premium.

    mids: swan, redden, boyd, judd, libba foley,( harris, prestia, irons)

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    Sutt My Buck

    May 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Who to get?

    mundy or rockliff?

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    May 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    what about hurley

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    J pod

    May 20, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Thoughts on trading out jolly for sandilands, i don’t really want to cop a don0t on my ruck this week but i don’t really want to use any trades this week. what your thoughts????

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      May 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

      Jolly should have gone for Sandi a long time ago but any trade where you get Sandi is a good trade.

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