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Tbetta’s Bullets: Round 3

“It’s just one of those rounds” was something I heard mentioned a few times this weekend. Damn right. Round 3 was a horror for the majority of coaches, and an absolute gift to those who dodged the many bullets fired by the DT Gods this week. Injuries, pending suspensions, role changes, regretful trades, sub vests and hard tags all contributed to one of the most volatile rounds of fantasy football we’ve seen in a long time.

  • Divine Intervention

“It’s just one of those rounds” was something I heard mentioned a few times this weekend. Damn right. Round 3 was a horror for the majority of coaches, and an absolute gift to those who dodged the many bullets fired by the DT Gods this week. Injuries, pending suspensions, role changes, regretful trades, sub vests and hard tags all contributed to one of the most volatile rounds of fantasy football we’ve seen in a while.

I’m seeing a lot of scores in the 2000 range, but have seen plenty in the 1900’s or even lower. But as I alluded to above, many of these scores were affected by ‘acts of God’ – if you managed to avoid the danger players such as Leuenberger, Dempsey, Fyfe and Pendlebury, you easily could have neared 2200 and taken a leap in the overall rankings. Round 3 was essentially a week of luck, and your score was ultimately indicative of whether you had the good kind or the bad kind.

  • Doomsday

It all started with Pendlebury’s poor total, induced by a great tagging performance from Carrazzo. But not to worry, one bad score rarely shapes a week, right? Then Martin was quiet on Saturday, Magner was rarely seen, and so our Dream Teams took a hit, along with our expectations. Surely, all the week’s bad luck was just about all used up?

Not by a long stretch. Over the next few hours, Goodes manages to get himself reported, Leuenberger pulls up lame early, Fyfe injures his shoulder and is subbed out in the second quarter. Whilst Gary Ablett is a shining light, he is the source of pain for every coach who either didn’t own him or set him as captain. Let’s not even mention Broughton and his insta-role-change after Fyfe’s unfortunate injury. Meanwhile, Stanton and Watson let down their suitors against the lightweight Suns, and Zaharakis is reported as a missing person. Lake pulling a ‘Scarlett’ and putting himself under the scrutiny of the match review vultures was just the cherry on top of a horrid start to Round 3.

Sunday could have been a swift kick to the ribs while down if you confined Bugg (93), Devon Smith (87) or Dylan Shiel (74) to the bench while playing lesser scorers in Kennedy (58) or Greene (54). Birchall’s possible injury and subsequent red-vesting could have been what tipped you over the edge into DT insanity. I just hope you didn’t go with Mackie as your P.O.D…

This was the overwhelming story of the weekend. Bad luck, great tagging, poor outings and heartbreaking injuries, all piled on one another all week long. I guess Round 3 serves as a reminder that nothing is certain in DT and that anything can happen in any given week. As much of a sh*t-storm this weekend was, if you avoided the epicentre you had a great opportunity to shoot up the rankings.

Anyway, I’m sick of all this doom and gloom. Let’s look at some stats.

  • Team Trends

I’ve been compiling some DT stats from the first few rounds, and I think after 3 weeks some trends are finally starting to resolve.  Here are a few random stats which I found interesting from season 2012 so far.

#  Adelaide has the most DT-friendly playing style so far, averaging a combined (with their direct opponent) 3201 DT points per match. This means that even when teams play Adelaide, they still have the opportunity to score big. In fact, Adelaide has actually been outscored by their opponents so far.

#  Sydney is still the most painfully restrictive team in DT. Over their 3 matches so far, there has only been a combined 11 tons, from both Sydney and their direct opponent. Stay away from them with your Captain selection.

#  Essendon has given up only three tons this year. Amazingly, one of them was Gablett’s 162 this week.

#  Carlton has the greatest DT points differential of any team over the first 3 games, totalling 394 more points than their direct opposition each week. That’s almost an extra 18 points per player.

#  Collingwood have leaked 5.33 tons per game over the season so far, which is more than both GWS and the Gold Coast, and is second to only Melbourne (7). Is Collingwood’s DT reign over?

  • Makers and Breakers

If we didn’t already know Gary Ablett was the best AFL player going around, we do know. Nothing can stop him. Not Hocking, not rain, not a bunch of teenagers for teammates. He was best on ground for mine, racking up 45 touches (his 3rd 40+ disposal game in a row) 7 tackles and 2 goals for a huge 162 points. Can I hear you say ‘Perma-Captain’?

Its only fitting that in a unique round like this one, a few unique picks scrape into the Makers section. That’s the definition of Scott Selwood; barely given a thought in the off-season and finding himself in just over 2% of teams . Three weeks in, he’s averaging the fourth-highest points this season at 126.3 per game, which begs the question; at what stage do we start taking a player seriously as a premium? I usually demand a player gives me a month of solid form before I consider adding them to my watchlist, and Scooter is rising rapidly into contention. He scored a career-high 150 points this week, thanks to 31 disposals, 10 marks and 9 tackles.

With Duffield copping a hit to the ribs in Round 2, I was highly sceptical that he would play this weekend, let alone play a damaging role. In the midst of a difficult year for backmen, Duffman top-scored with 117 against the Lions on Saturday. He even had a small cash increase and is now priced at $350k – he should now be considered, as it’s clear that its Duffield that Lyon wants to free up in the backline at Fremantle.

Midfield mid-pricers. High risk, but high reward. Brad Ebert has definitely repaid his suitors so far this year, averaging 111.3 and enjoying a $54,200 first-up price rise! He started slowly on the weekend, but finished on 123, courtesy of numerous +6 combos and some scoreboard impact with 2 goals. Can he keep it up? Maybe, maybe not – but it doesn’t really matter. He has a BE of 27 this week, and he should continue to make enough cash to get within striking range of a real top-flight midfield Premo if he drops off.

I could be a little bias here, but Conca is my final induction into the Round 3 Makers. Many jumped off after he was named as the starting sub in the Round 1 partial lockout, but those who kept the faith were rewarded with a huge 134 in a seriously difficult week. Yes, it was against the Dees, but it looks like he has the motor and hunger for the ball to remain a solid scorer for the duration of the year. Not bad for his $274k starting quota.

No matter which way you slice it, the injured players were the biggest team-killers this week. Leuenberger rebounded from a quiet Round 1 last week, but looked to aggravate a suspected achilles injury in the first quarter against Fremantle. He was promptly subbed for a paltry 7. He has now plummeted in value by $53k, which is great news for those looking for a ruck upgrade after the MBRs. Not so great for owners who now need to consider trading him out.

Broughton to Dempsey is the front-runner for ‘Backfiring Trade of the Year’. It looked like a great value pick plus cash-grab, but unfortunately the luckless rebounder was out of the action early with a hamstring strain. 10 points is exactly 99 points less than what Broughton scored this week.

Pendlebury has built himself a reputation as being a highly consistent, big-game player. But he couldn’t put it together in the Pies’ big clash against arch rival Carlton, tagged to a miserly 62. He’ll bounce back with a big score in Round 4, but given he was a popular captain choice this week, he finds himself in the Breakers for what will probably be the only time this year.

Coaches expected more than 47 from Zaharakis against a side like the Gold Coast this week. He wasn’t terrible, he was just hardly sighted. Despite a promising start of 100 and 91, he has dropped $15k in the first price change, and the 47 will stick in his three-week moving average for long enough to lower his price over the next few weeks. Keep him in mind for a cheeky upgrade, as he’s likely to dip beneath $390k sometime over the next month.

Get Goldstein out. McIntosh is the star and Goldy is the forgotten man this year, and their scoring reflects that. He totalled 33 tap-outs this week but only managed 5 disposals, taking him to 53 DT points. It’s time to consider trading him out – with a BE of 154 this week, he’s shedding dollars fast. Ryder, Jacobs and McEvoy are all available for a straight trade, but they won’t be for long.

  • Tbetta’s Tweets

No way. You picked Goodes knowing that he famously starts off the season slowly then goes bang – don’t torture yourself by missing out on that after you have already endured his ‘bad’ scores. He’s still scored 3 straight 80’s, which is by no means a bad return.

I think he can, and will. I’m not sure why I have faith in him so implicitly; maybe it’s because I know that the form he showed in the pre-season wasn’t a fluke. He’ll free up soon and remind us why we all locked him in from day dot.

That honour goes to Melbourne, who leaks 1841.3 DT points to their direct opponents on average. This is slightly ahead of fellow cellar-dwellers in the Suns (1743.7) and Giants (1758). This is not surprising given they also have the largest average losing margins, but it proves that any team who confronts them has an opportunity to feast on a DT buffet.

  • Bandaid Trades

The first plague has hit us, and it’s only Round 3. In some ways, it’s a blessing, because we have the benefit of three weeks of data and we can still jump on a performer on the way up, before their price has inflated too much, of course.

The big issue is what to do with the likes of Fyfe, Dempsey and Leuenberger. With reversible trades, we now have the luxury of being able to assume the worst and plan possible trades early in the week. For the purposes of this Bullet, let’s assume that each player is out for a month minimum, and we need to trade them out.

DEMPSEY ($246,800 DEF)

After two solid weeks before his 10, Dempsey has managed to basically hold his price. Unfortunately, all others in his price range haven’t. This is a tough trade – all the worthwhile underpriced players have shot up, and it just seems plain wrong to snap up a Marty Clarke ($186,800) or Tomas Bugg ($176,000) if you missed them the first time around. Hargrave, Drummond, Geary and Suban are others in the $260-$290k range, but they still require some extra coin. Ultimately, I would probably free up some cash then go for a Beau Waters (avg 90, $356,400) type – someone still underpriced, but producing premo-like scores.


His $50,000 price drop was harsh, and it leaves us a fair bit away from a solid premium like Sandilands, Cox or Mumford (all $450k plus). You can either find enough cash to take a chance on Ryder or Jacobs at around $420k, or you can jump on an improver like H-Mac (89 avg, $308,600) or Kreuzer (87 avg, $344,700) if you think they can maintain their production. If it was me, I’d want to get him to a keeper if possible; and with Adelaide’s fixture, Jacobs should be good value.

FYFE ($450,000 FWD/MID)

Fyfe, the elephant in the Trading Wizard lobby. I’m not going to speculate on how long he’ll be out for here, we’ll find out soon enough after the club has seen some scans. Anyway, the way I see it, we have a few different options thanks to his lofty price and DPP magic.

1. The Safe Option.
Trade him to a similar proposition, such as Mitch Robinson ($459,800). Robbo is similarly priced, also DPP eligible (so won’t change your structure), and is playing for the most in-form team in the Blues. Basically, just a solid option like-for-like option that won’t spoil your structure or (hopefully) force you to make a double trade.

2. The Midfield Switcheroo Option
If you have Devon Smith/Tom Couch/Adam Kennedy etc. languishing on your midfield bench, you can swing a sneaky DPP trade and effectively get rid of Fyfe for a midfielder. This option is particularly tempting for those who have gone with a 4-gun-or-less midfield structure. You’ll lose the midfield link, but you’ll also be able to get a consistent return from a mid as opposed to another volatile forward. Jack Ziebell ($384,900) is a great option here, who we know is underpriced already after a strong run home last year. It doesn’t hurt that he’s just belted out a 139 this week, either. Scott Selwood ($468,800) is another sneaky option if you have the leftover moolah, but Mick Barlow is my recommended option here. He may have bottomed out at $399,400 with a BE of 91 next week, and there’s no doubt that he can score like a premium when unvested. Plus, you pocket $50k in change.

3. The Risk It for the Biscuit Option.

These are the guys that the Monday Traders like to switch right in, after just a week or two of big scores. The perfect example is Brendan Whitecross ($412,000), who has averaged a massive 111.7 so far this season. This is a huge jump from previous years’ output, and it has me worried. In saying that, I’ve watched each of Hawthorn’s games, and he looks like he’s worked his way into the chipping rotation down back. Chad Cornes (101 avg, $363,900) and Kurt Tippett (96 avg, $372,600) are two other risky options who could continue on their great form, or recede back into the mid-range scorers we have seen from them the last couple of years.

  • Next Week

The bandaid trades will be a big focus of this week, as we all try to recover from a testing Round 3. Continue to monitor the scores of players vying for your watchlist, and prepare yourself for a big edition of the Bullets – Round 4 is usually when I reassess which players deserve to be on the trade-dar. Also expect to see an updated Hate List – I try to give myself a month before I decide to condemn players to the pits of DT hell.

As always, keep the matchups in mind. The Bulldogs, Lions and Crows have the good fortune of coming up against the three minnows this in Round 4, so expect better scoring from those teams. Otherwise, do what you normally do. Monitor the breakevens with Aki’s Dream Team Stock Market, follow your cashcows with Chook’s Rooks, contemplate your Captains with Calvin and discuss with Dunny your pre-lockout manoeuvres.

After a tough week, let’s finish off with my favourite AFL Meme of the week.

As always, good luck!



PS. Another great effort by the DT TALK Tbetta League – now ranked 39th overall! Keep up the great work fellas.


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  1. Nathan

    April 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    thoughts on scott selwood?

    • stephen

      April 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      yes for who

    • jake

      April 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      good player

  2. jake

    April 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    tom simpkin anyone?????

  3. Samsa

    April 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Quick question. Why are people trading out Dempsey? Pretty sure heard something about him being a good chance to play against the blues this week.

    • Feliks

      April 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Yeah this. His substitution was precautionary.

    • Richard

      April 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      heard the same, good news.

      Does anyone know about Birchall?

  4. GreenStreet

    April 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Guys should i trade out magner to mcdonald simply because of BE and byes? He got tagged out of the game hard and looked dissapointing. Or should i wait one week to do the trade so mcdonald can play one more game? Help?!

    • jezzz

      April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      wait until mcdonald has played 2 games if you want to do this… Magner still has a lot of money to make

      • GreenStreet

        April 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        yeah im gonna wait the one week so then i can go boom purpoise to tippet!

        • maverick

          April 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          I like that trade. tippet avraging 95 at the moment. He is playing GWS this week (130 pnts) so I would personally try and get him in this week. If you go magner down to treloar and porps up to tippet with the spare cash it is worth it. Porps seems to be a little unconsistent this year.

          • GreenStreet

            April 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

            so you think make the trade this week?

  5. WastedOpportunity

    April 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Do people realise that DPP trading Fyfe to a premo midfielder will mean that you will be regularly starting with one of Milera, Hall or Dickson, while on your mid bench you would have Magner, Cogs, Greene,Shiel or Smith racking up tons on your pine.

    • stephen

      April 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      im looking at doing this trading fyfe to murphy it will leave me with the following

      pendles, ablett, thompson, mitchell, murphy, magner

      mcdonald, shiel

      franklin, goodes, sidebottom, smith, kennedy, treola, martin

      hall, dickson

      nothing wrong with that one mate a few too many rooks in the fwd line but the name of the game is to upgrade. The only bad thing is i have to trade toby greene to treolar.


      • the big cheese

        April 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

        im doing the same, but trading clay smith. gets subbed to often

      • Luke

        April 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Fyfe to Murphy is the option I will be most likely undertaking as well, so I agree. Macca and Shiel on the bench is no issue really. Flipping a coin between Shiel and Magner starting each week is about the only issue I can see coming from that, but meh.

    • Ridley U

      April 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      I will be starting with D. Smith, Kennedy and Treloar on the ground.

      My choice was between:
      Option 1 – Caddy and Sidebum/Whitecross
      Option 2 – Treloar and Boyd (vs Melb and GWS)

      Then in 2 weeks time D. Smith/Kennedy will become Stevie J/Zaha/Cloke depending on bye structure and $$$

  6. The x Factor

    April 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    very glad lake is only getting 1 week….

    but being honest about it I don’t see how mcdonald got two weeks for his.

    Is it just cause it was first round and wanted to put the law down straight up?

  7. portetdaspet

    April 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Is anyone trading out Martin? He has a bit of a target on his back after some shit efforts, but I’m inclined to keep him for now, in the hope that he improves a bit.

    Does anyone think a case can be made for spending $50k on Martin > Robinson this week?

    • Luke

      April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      The case can be made, but personally I wouldn’t do it. Kind of a sideways trade really and not worth the burn.

      I still feel the “Dust” will fly of Martin soon enough and we will see some bigger scores. Convince yourself that he’s like a Broughton and will deliver the goods soon enough :)

    • Ridley U

      April 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Martin to who would be the question. There were enough crap scores by forwards (Cloke, Stevie J, Zaha to name a few) this week to think Martin is worthy to be a keeper. The question should be is Martin good enough to play in my team as F6 or F7 when the team has been completed. If yes then who cares if he drops in value.

      People really don’t learn their lessons when it comes to trading. Premiums are picked initially for a reason. Sooner or later it will bite people on the arse making wasteful sideways trades because someone is scoring ok at the moment. People traded Gibbs, Broughton, Scotland etc etc and didn’t learn from it. Even the Hale trade last week would hurt.

      I can’t wait till about round 14 when people with 0 trades left have decided to move onto the EPL dream team start of the season.

  8. jabba

    April 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Forward LineUp:
    with Milera and Dickson on the bench..
    no midfielders with DPP so who do i get for Fyfe ???

    Leaning Towards Sidebottom,Waite or Whitecross or a unique pick with Clancee Pearce…. ?

    Let us know below.

    • jack

      April 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      I traded fyfe out for Sidebum seeing that collingwood are playing port this week and steele looks like he is getting more midfield time.

      I traded out Adam Selwood from my backline and i was looking for someone and i saw bachar houli in the top 5 total scorers. I got him thinking that if he can average 97 against the and cats and then top it off with a 122 against melbourne, I think he is a really good buy for $422k. Is anyone thinking the same?

      • jack

        April 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        the pies and the cats*

      • jabba

        April 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        or do you have a look at Michale Johnson from freo ??

      • Luke

        April 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        Fyfe to Sidebottom is a great trade. As much as I will be exploiting the DPP link to trade out Fyfe, I still agree the safer option is to go with a player in the forwards and keep the DPP link. Just have to wait and see what happens come Thursday night :)

        As for Selwood to Houli. Two words spring to mind; Do it. Not a huge fan of Adam Selwood in DT. Had him a few years back and he just continually let me down. To answer your question but, I think trading in Houli is a good option. Not a bad price either really. Whilst the tigers do play the cattery this week, I don’t think that will affect much and wouldn’t let that deter you.

        • jack

          April 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

          Thanks Luke

          • Luke

            April 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

            No problem mate. Hope it all works out.

      • Ingoes

        April 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        Are you f**king JOKING? You were all set to ditch Adam Selwood after Round 1, I told you not to, then after Round 2 you are bragging about your ‘unique smokey’ getting you a 98, now after an 84 in Round 3 you are trading him after all?

        Noob just doesn’t cover it.

        • Brappinalong

          April 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

          Short answer….ignore Jack in the future.

          • Ingoes

            April 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

            Thanks Brap – best advice I’ve heard all week

  9. Luke

    April 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Fyfe and Leuenberger are where my DT thoughts are aimed at this week.

    Starting with Fyfe; I have a few options. Considering either a straight swap to Robbo or moving Kennedy into the forward line and upgrading to Marc Murphy in the mids. More than likely going to go with the Murphy option at this stage.

    As for Leuenberger. Either upgrade to Jacobs or Ryder, which is in it’s own right fine, although I feel the better option is to go with a downgrade to Mcintosh. That is the measure I would have to take in order to make the Murphy trade possible anyway.

    Options galore. Good and bad really :)

    • jack

      April 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Have you considered Maric, I have him and he has already made me $25k and is averaging 80, the Murphy option looks good too, unless you want the extra cash

      • Luke

        April 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        I had a look at Maric last night. I must admit, not a bad option either. Well priced and will always be the sole ruckman option at the tigers. Might have to flip a coin on Maric and Macca for the ruck spot. Research awaits :)

        Extra cash is good, though not to fazed yet about that. The cash cows in a few rounds time will supply enough cash. I’m thinking I may as well post some bigger scores early on through a 5 premo midfield. Seems to be the go at the moment.

    • The 19th Man

      April 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      yeah i like the sound of fyfe to murphy and then berger to mcintosh or kreuzer

  10. The 19th Man

    April 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I traded in dempsey last week for broughton and felt like punching someone when dempsey got injured.

    So for dempsey im thinking of going up to scotland but to get the extra cash it means going from fyfe down to either stanley or horlin-smith


    • rocklobster

      April 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Dempsey will probably go straight back into team this week, only a mild injury. So don’t trade him out!

    • Luke

      April 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      One option, although I’d consider looking at other options tbh.

      If you don’t have much spare cash or the players in your team, I’d take a look at bringing in either Waters, Duffield or even Conca. All seem like safe options at this stage (Conca maybe). As for the bigger options in Goddard or Scotland, you can’t go wrong really.

      I’d go for the balance but and look at someone up and coming in defence and downgrade to someone slightly cheaper, but still effective for Fyfe.

      • Ingoes

        April 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        Yeah, Waters and Duffield are really safe options. Never get injured or suspended, just pump out really consistent scores constantly.

        Buggers me how they are so cheap…

  11. rocklobster

    April 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Thoughts on Ryan Bastinac as a unique mid? Third year break out player or just as likely to return to 65 average in future? The more I look at other teams with all with the same players as mine, the more ‘unique’ I feel like going.

    • portetdaspet

      April 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      I think Ziebell is a better option than Bastinac

      • Luke

        April 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        +1. Ziebell is a gun in the making, although Bastinac has potential.

  12. jaydoss34

    April 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    What’s the deal with Jack Redden anyone? Has been pretty poor thus far, but it’s only been three rounds. Picked him up as a point of difference over Mitchell and Murphy, but it hasn’t paid off so far. Should I be concerned or am I just having a knee-jerk?

    • Kiwiii

      April 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I’d be more concerned about that avatar of yours mate.

      In all seriousness though i’ve never been keen on rockliff or redden for no particular reason other than just not rating them. Lucky me! what’s redden worth now

    • Ingoes

      April 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      He’s getting himself ready to be my 1st upgrade

  13. Big Feller

    April 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Geez – with Swans saying they’re likely to contest the one week ban and Freo remaining “upbeat” on Fyfe could there be a chance I don’t have to do anything with them???

    Dare to dream Big Fella!!!

    • rocklobster

      April 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Yes looks as all this Fyfe trade talk may not lead to anything. Thank god for reversible trades!

      • Kelvin

        April 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        I still think there will be alot of talk on trading Fyfe. He is looking at a massive price drop for the next couple of rounds, and a possible vesting in the coming rounds.

        Guess the questions every Fyfe owner needs to ask themselves are:

        1) Are we willing to carry a possible under-preforming premium for a couple of weeks and also risk the possibility that the thing pops out again (which in my opinion will most definately lead to surgery).

        2) Burn a trade to bring a healthy player and then burn another one when he starts to kill it again…

  14. Kiwiii

    April 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Fyfe missing one week max it would seem so you can all chill

    • Blue boys

      April 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Fyfe only to miss 1 week…….i think u still need to think carefully about possibly trading him. The names Embley and Porplyzia have me a little concerned………..there’s nowhere to hide in the AFL with a dodgy shoulder. Play and injure it again, low score and massive $$$ drop, and if he does get thru i wouldn’t expect the big scores as he will be nowhere as effective as when he is fit!!!

      • Kiwiii

        April 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        he popped it several times last year and gunned it

  15. Luke

    April 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Thoughts on Trent Cotchin? Has gun written all over him at this stage. Considering hitching a ride on the Cotchin express.

    • RJforBrownlow

      April 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      He is gonna be a gun but midfield uniques are the most risky after all. You gotta risk it for the biscuit though!

  16. Reprobates

    April 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Fyfe can play with one arm.. cuts out the handball option. Get up son!

  17. Reprobates

    April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Wife’s team has Fyfe and Goodes..interesting few days.

    • rocklobster

      April 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      No, not very interesting – a lot of teams have both.

  18. nado66

    April 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    what does everyone think about josh kennedy from the swans, had a great preseason and has started well. Breakout year?

  19. feathers

    April 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    they’re saying Fyfe’s a chance to play this week……

  20. RJforBrownlow

    April 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I currently have Rockliff and I think he deserves one last chance after last weekend which was very dt-unfriendly. He is playing GCS this weekend so should I give him one more chance or cut my losses?

    P.s. Before you tell me that “I chose my premiums for a reason” He is averaging 94 and there are plenty of players who could quite easily replace him and also save me a ton of cash.

    Any feedback appreciated

    • Ghost

      April 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      After whats happened this week the answer should be obvious.

      There aint no premo leaving my side this season unless they break both legs or loose their nuts in an unfortunate smelting accident.

      I’m sticking through it thick and thin. I made the right choice holding on to Parker and by the looks of it the only winners this week were the blokes who bit their tongue. Sure they might have lost a league game or had a dud, but they didn’t loose a league game, have a dud AND burn 2 trades…

      • RJforBrownlow

        April 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Cheers for the reinforcement on holding him, I need it haha. Hoping he finally guns it against the suns and returns to form, just kills me seeing Mitchell and Murphy killing it each week and knowing I could of had either..

  21. hazza44

    April 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Who hear is trading Fyfe out this round???

    • PurpleArmy (aka Space Goats)

      April 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      im very worried about his shoulder, any knock or fall on it could re injure it, surely they will give him a rest this week at least. Well he’s out of my team at the moment

    • the sandgroper

      April 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      yeah Im probably gonna trade him out (too risky with dodgy shoulder) but cant decide who to trade him with, either robbo, barlow or ebert

      • hazza44

        April 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        can i trade him for a mid if I have to dpp in my mids?? if not is it worth trading a dpp in my mids then trading fyfe for a mid??

      • Superted

        April 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        While you’re at it you had better get rid of Jobe Watson on suspicion that he may have sore stomach muscles from his spew on Saturday night. So sick and tired of seeing people say they have already decided what to do with Fyfe. The kid is a jet who is more likely than others to continue to avg 100+ even if his shoulder is strapped with tape. But gee wasting one of those precious 24 trades on a hunch that Fyfe may be re-injured or score less seems like the most logical option. Also I saw that Ablett had a bit of a shaving rash on his head. Think this may get a bit itchy and affect his performance. Time to get rid of him!

        • Mateyman

          April 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

          Don’t have Fyfe myself, BUT if I did and he kept playing, I would be worried that he could kill my score if he injured his shoulder 2-3 times more this season early in games

  22. Robdog

    April 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Not sure if its been put up, but this the latest on fyfey:

    • ass2mouthcabbage

      April 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm


    • Ghost

      April 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I had a look at that.

      Thing is do you take the chance on it not happening again? A lot of blokes got burned by Sandi last year holding on to him for him to just never come right again.

      A bit of an extreme scenario but worth thinking about.

      • Kiwiii

        April 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Fyfe popped his shoulder out several times last year and he gunned it.

        Unless I see his output drop significantly/see him out long term, keeper.

  23. Harper

    April 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    For now, I’ve traded out Fyfe, moved Hampton to Forward, and brought in M.Murphy.
    I might also trade the Porps if Zorko/Couch are named.

    • Mateyman

      April 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Trade Porps???? He still has price to go up and Couch might be a complete spud for all you know and get dropped. With for them to be on the bubble

  24. hazza44

    April 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    who would be the best option to put in for fyfe atm??
    Chapman, Stevie J or Goodes or someone else (any ideas)

    • ass2mouthcabbage

      April 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm


      • hazza44

        April 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        got him

        • ass2mouthcabbage

          April 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

          Goodes suspended, chapie and stevie will go down a bit more in price. Boomer harvey?

          • ass2mouthcabbage

            April 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm

            or just keep fyfe

    • Ghost

      April 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Keeper forwards are not really shouting from the rooftops just yet.

      If you’ve got DDP I’d be tempted to turn Fyfe into a midfield keeper. I really like the look of Hayes or Barlow at their price ranges. Keeper + Cash is alway’s tempting.

      • cookiemon72

        April 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        Fyfe is already a keeper…rather save the trade. Hayes and Barlow are just as risky ..stupid idea at this stage IMO

        • Fidel Ironfist

          April 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

          Will you still want to “save a trade” if Fyfe has the op and is ruled out for the season?

  25. hazza44

    April 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    should I hold on to fyfe and wait until stevie j or chappos prices drop or trade out fyfe now for??

  26. Kiwiii

    April 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Out Fyfe – In Fyfe

    • Reprobates

      April 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      ..dead right, just like me. Will probably trade him for Robinson. Another heavy bump,.. thrown to the ground, be the end of him for a while, too risky. Bound to be a few opposition players have a go at him.

  27. Harps

    April 17, 2012 at 3:49 am

    EVERY ONE wait until Thursday/Friday before thinking about trading Fyfe.
    FFS is only Tuesday who knows what will happen with him + other players prices will not go up before then.
    p,s. having to type this is cutting into my drinking [_]) time which I also don’t like ffs

    • Ghost

      April 17, 2012 at 5:56 am

      Reverse trade button lets us do what we like.

      • Harps

        April 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

        What?? & put ya cartain to Pendeles? lol

  28. I Work SOLO!

    April 17, 2012 at 6:27 am

    When would be a good time to trade in Barlow

  29. mintox11

    April 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    So who’s going with Tbetas advice and trading
    fyfe for jack ziebal.
    sounded a good pick for me with JZ just scoring 130 odd.
    but not seeing him being advised in any other forum.

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