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Hot and Cold: Round 16

We are back for another week and it was another huge week for most people. The stretch run is on and we are looking to make moves up the rankings and also up in our leagues.


We are back for another week and it was another huge week for most people. The stretch run is on and we are looking to make moves up the rankings and also up in our leagues.

In regards to some comments saying that some players in the cold section had good games, I’m just putting in players that are fantasy relevant as some players get like 20 points but have no fantasy relevance at all.

Also guys if there is any players I have missed that you would like to see on here. Let me know either on the comments or follow me on twitter @corka23 love some feedback and anything else you would like to see in the article.

Adelaide Crows

Who’s Hot: Sam Jacobs was massive, set an AFL record for hitouts (61) and scored a huge 122. Ricky Henderson stepped in the depleted Crows forward line with 120 points and 6 goals. Sloane (92), Thompson (90) and Dangerfield (89) were good without being great. Sam Shaw was solid with 74 after a few quiet games

Who’s Cold: Kurt Tippett was subbed again with 13 with concussion and may miss this week after a few head knocks in the past couple of weeks.

Interesting breakevens for the week.

Thompson 117
Sloane 123
Dangerfield 109
Van Berlo 120
Shaw 19
Porplyzia 54
Jacobs 42


Brisbane Lions

Who’s Hot: How good is Dayne Zorko another monster game with 140! Jed Adcock was great with 111 and Tom Rockliff had a solid 96.

Who’s Cold: Jack Redden struggled to 66 causing a massive breakeven this week (see below) and Jonathan Brown had a shocker only managing 46.

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Adcock 81
Zorko 79
Drummond 68
Redden 153
Rockliff 114
Brown 86
Hanley 48


Carlton Blues

Who’s Hot:. Carrazzo (114) and Robinson (109) were once again fantastic but it was Chris Yarran who returned to his best with 94 and he is a very cheap option as a defender if he can maintain that for the rest of the season, if I had the trades I would probably take the risk.

Who’s Not:Kade Simpson had 46 and was subbed after being smashed by Sharrod Wellingham and his run of consecutive games is over and Andrew Walker only had the 63

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Judd 59
Carrazzo 52
Gibbs 45
Bootsma 73
Kruezer 76
Yarran -20

Collingwood Magpies

Who’s Hot: Not a huge night for Swanny notching 106 while Dale Thomas came back to form with 105 and Sidebottom had a respectable 94

Who’s Cold: Marty Clarke again stunk it up and looked shocking on his way to 63. Jamie Elliot and Marley Williams came back down to earth with 43 and 34 respectively although Williams was injured during the game. While Jackson Paine was subbed after only 37 points.

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Pendlebury 193
Shaw 124
Sidebottom 127
Beams 161
Clarke 83
Elliot 43
Swan 129
Cloke 99
Williams 49


Essendon Bombers

Who’s Hot: Courtaney Dempsey was great with 96 for those who still have him and David Hille turned back his dreamteam clock with 104
Who’s Cold: Watson (82) Ryder (80) Heppell (79) and Stanton (74) were all below par this week and those who took the punt on Michael Hurley will be disappointed after he was subbed with a hamstring injury after scoring just 35

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Watson 135
Stanton 141
Heppell 94
Dell’Olio -19
Ryder 98
Dempsey 39


Fremantle Dockers
Who’s Hot:
Matty Pavlich was again huge for the Dockers and scored 144 and Michael Barlow again was great with 95 and Chris Mayne had a rare dreamteam ton with 117

Who’s Cold: Greg Broughton again struggled to only 59 points and those who kept Paul Duffield would be bitterly disappointed with him only scoring 30 and Stephen Hill struggled to with 39 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Broughton 105
Johnson 68
Duffield 130
Griffin 69
Pavlich 57
Barlow 93
Spurr -32


Geelong Cats

Who’s Hot: Paul Chapman was amazing with 132, Joel Selwood was great in the last and finished with 105 and Christensen had a solid 86 and Billie Smedts to with 71
Who’s Cold: Steven Motlop struggled with only 51

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Smedts 10
Johnson 141
Chapman 90
Christensen 60
Selwood 93
Bartel 102
Enright 78


Gold Coast Suns

Who’s Hot: Gary Ablett struggled in the first 3 quarters but ended up with a massive last quarter finishing with 104 and Harley Bennell had a great 91.

Who’s Cold: Kyal Horsley again struggled with only 48 and Zac Smith continues to struggle to 57 and Karmichael Hunt had a poor game only scoring 36

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Horsley 82
Ablett 153
Hall 15
Bennell 88

GWS Giants

Who’s Hot: Toby Greene continued his outstanding year with another 125 and Devon Smith was great for those who had him cover for Pendles finishing with a fantastic 92 and Coniglio was again solid with 88
Who’s Cold: Jon Patton (22) and Jeremy Cameron (27) both struggled with little supply to their forward line and James McDonald was subbed after only 31 points.

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Giles 77
Trelor 83
Smith  36
Coniglio 33
Greene 38
Patton 59
McDonald 99
Bugg 72


Hawthorn Hawks

Who’s Hot: 11 Hawks past the ton this week against the Giants with Cyril ending up with a huge 159 and Roughead tore up the second half and finished with 139.

Who’s Cold: Everyone would be very disappointed when Buddy was subbed after only 72 points and Shane Savage started well and didn’t convert only scoring 48

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Birchall 73
Franklin 159
Mitchell 89
Lewis 51
Rioli 46
Suckling 70
Roughead 68


North Melbourne Kangaroos

Who’s Hot: Andrew Swallow had another huge game scoring 134 and Boomer Harvey (102) again played a fantastic game and Sam Gibson had a respectable 79 as well.

Who’s Not: Todd Goldstein struggled against the Eagles ruck duo only scoring 55 and Drew Petrie virtually had no impact on the game with an ineffective 46

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Petrie 118
Grima 111
Wells 97
Gibson -64
Goldstein 120
Harvey 85
Adams 62

Melbourne Demons

Who’s Hot: Colin Sylvia was amazing again with 103 and I am convinced that he is back and with a soft run home could be a great F7 option. Nathan Jones was decent again scoring 99

Who’s Not: It’s time to go James Magner, only scored 13 and was subbed in the 3rd quarter. Those with Brent Moloney would be filthy after a sub affected 24

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Watts 110
Jones 92
Grimes 124
Sylvia 21
Magner 105


Port Adelaide Power

Who’s Hot: Darren Pffeifer scored a respectable 78 the same with Brad Ebert 80 and Troy Chaplin? Yes Troy Chaplin scored 110 points

Who’s Cold: John McCarthy struggled to 51 and Chad Wingard was subbed after only scoring 30, John Butcher had a shocker with 28

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Wingard 47
Redden 59

Ebert 137
Pffeifer 35


Richmond Tigers

Who’s Hot: Tuck (117), Cotchin (106), Deledio (105), Grigg (120) were again superb. While Maric and Riewoldt both had a solid but not great 88.

Who’s Cold: Chris Newman only had the 73 which is not a bad score but we expect more from him, and those looking at Tom Derickx as a ruckman downgrade scored only 47 after a very strong start.

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Martin 63
Cotchin 97
Deledio 110
Maric 118
Morris 55
Ellis 47

Tuck 86


St Kilda Saints

Who’s Hot: Nick Riewoldt was amazing for the Saints and scored a massive 135 and Nicky Dal had another great game with 105 and Ben McEvoy appears to be back with 91 points\

Who’s Cold: Jack Steven (48) was so filthy with his performance he went out and got drunk and will miss next weeks game and Sam Gilbert continues to struggle only scoring 55

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Dal Santo 107
Riewoldt 84
Saad 62
Milera 92
Fisher 72
Hayes 73
Goddard 118

Sydney Swans

Who’s Hot: Jarred McVeigh was again humongous this week (141) and Adam Goodes is back to his best with 137 this is the last week he will be this cheap and Sam Reid had a great game with 95.
Who’s Cold: Shane Mumford is still showing signs of his bad back mustering only 69 and Jude Bolton (69) was poor as well

Interesting breakevens for the week:

O’Keefe 89
Goodes 48
Kennedy 85
Jack 108
Malceski 74
Jetta 80


Western Bulldogs

Who’s Hot: Matty Boyd again was huge with 133, while Brain Lake had a great 89 and Lindsay Gilbee finally came back and scored a respectable 82.

Who’s Cold: Ryan Griffin struggled to only 69 and those who traded Jon Giles to Tom Campbell would be disappointed after only 38 points from the young ruckman


Interesting breakevens for the week:

Lake 84
Smith 2
Dickson 68
Boyd 79
Griffin 137
Hargrave 99


West Coast Eagles

Who’s Hot: Dean Cox had a monster game with 148 and winning the Eagles game which he has done many times now. Matt Priddis appears to be back to his best with 141 and Daniel Kerr (114) had a great 200th game.

Who’s Not: Jack Darling had a shocker this week with only 45, and after a huge game last week Andrew Gaff only scored 46

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Naitanui 96
Waters 80
Cox 48
Shuey 83
Darling 77
Selwood 99
Brennan 5
Gaff 118

Thanks guys, ill be doing this every week for the rest of the season would love some feedback and you can follow me @corka23 on twitter



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    July 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    This article would be really helpful if I didn’t have to worry about trying to cover sixteen donuts this week.

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      July 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      What the bejeebers??

      • Mark


        July 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

        Best reply ever!

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    July 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    i think Marc Murphys massive BE of 208 should have been included there,very interesting

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    deez go

    July 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Mate, I think it’s a great article, but you should still proofread quite a few times, still some grammar issues. Take your time. Very helpful though.

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      July 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Are you a English teacher?

      How about you read the bloke’s article and stop trying to analyse it?

      His given up his time and done a mighty good job and all you can point out is a few grammar issues?


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      We Got Big Cox

      July 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      It’s not like better spelling will make your shit DT team suck any less

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      July 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Bit rough coming from a 13 year old. What comtribution have you made to the site??? Except clogging up the my teams section all pre season.

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        Blue boys

        July 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        You may want to proof-read your reply……I think you will find it’s contribution!! ;-)

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          July 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

          Thanks mate pretty sure I wasn’t one of the grammar nazi’s here tho. My comments was at deez go. Oh and your a cock

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            Blue boys

            July 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

            Hahahaha……..obviously you didn’t pick up on the little bit of sarcasm i slipped in there, hence the “winking smiley face”.
            Gave me a good laugh though.

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      deez go

      July 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      OK, I’ll rephrase the comment: Information very helpful, good job, but take your time-the quality of this article is worth waiting for.

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    July 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I’m locking Dempsey in for next year. Got all the making of a defensive DT slut.

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    July 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    i got $320,000 to play around with and was gonna trade in morris for robbie tarrant
    now i’m torn, do i trade in tarrant or yarran!?

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      July 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Like I said on the other post, I think Tarrant will go back to more defensive jobs once Hamish McIntosh comes back.

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      Just Go Bang!

      July 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Risky move with Yarran, has a history of being inconsistent. Personally, I’d avoid…

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        July 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        No risk no reward.Many players are inconsistent right before they become consistent

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          Just Go Bang!

          July 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

          Fair enough, but would you trade Yarran in?

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    The Croweater

    July 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Firstly, top article champ.
    Secondly, here’s my current team with weak links in CAPS

    DEF: Lids, Carrots, Scotland, Birchall, Goddard, Heppell, S Shaw (Darley, Waters)
    MID: Swan, Boyd, GAJ, Thompson, Watson, SHIEL (McDonald, Gibson)
    RUC: Jacobs, GILES (Campbell, Redden)
    FWD: Beams, Sidey, Robbo, Buddy, Chappy, D Martin, Zorko (Treloar, Hall)

    CASH: $180k, TRADES: 7

    The reason Shaw isn’t in CAPS is because he is covering for Waters who I’m going to keep since I’m only going for a league win.

    So who should I upgrade:

    1. Shiel -> ANY MID (Rocky/Mitchell/Jelwood)

    2. Giles -> ANY RUCK (Maric/Cox/McEvoy)

    I will probably do both trades down the season but keep in my that Giles’ BE is 70 while Shiel is out for a further 3 weeks. Also I may wait on the MID trade since Murphy and Pendles may return this week and they’ll be bargains. Another note is that McEvoy also has a low BE this week.

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      July 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Hey mate, dpending on how you’re doing in you’re league, I’d go Sheil to Goodes. This will give you the flexibility for the rest of your season, still plenty of time to get your last MID premo, espeically with Murphy and Pendles going on SALE SALE SALE in a few weeks.

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        July 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        Sorry I use way to many commas. Not sentences I’m good at.

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        The Croweater

        July 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        Cheers mate, good idea about Goodes, the DPP will help me out heaps.

        Might go:
        Shiel -> Goodes, Giles -> Anyone (but Maric)


        McDonald -> Goodes, Giles -> McEvoy
        Shiel -> Murphy/Pendles in a few weeks (will need another downgrade though)

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          July 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

          I reckon opt 2 is the best there mate. Trade Old Mac > Goodes before he loses any more money with his BE of 99.

          And save Shiel (while his injury keeps his price stable) for Murphy/Pendles

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      Blue boys

      July 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Interesting that you consider GAJ to be one of the weak links in your side. I agree that his form has been a little down of late……..who are thinking of trading him too??

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    Grim Reaper

    July 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I have heard a whisper that there will be a MAIN EVENT this Saturday night at 7.40pm , Brisbane v St.kilda..the star attraction being ”ZORKO” v C.Jones…..the winner by knockout will be ”ZORKO” the superstar rookie…..

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      Grim Reaper

      July 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Good article Corey

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      Waltzing Matera

      July 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      imagine if jones and raines played on each other….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    July 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Has Yarran shed the vest and will be starting more?

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    July 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Nice article Mate, its very helpful.

    Def: Delidio, Goddard, Broughton, Heppell, Carrazzo, Birchall, Waters, (Darley, Spurr)

    Mid: Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Priddis, Cotchin (Gibson, M.Williams)

    Ruck: Cox, Giles (Redden, Stephensen)

    Fwd: Beams, Sidebottom, Franklin, Robinson, Martin, Dangerfield, Zorko (Treloar, Sexton)

    $55,700 and only 3 trades
    I’m going for a league win and i have an easy run until the finals, as i will finish top 4.
    I don’t know if i should trade WATERS or any other of my injured players???
    Any help would be appreciated.

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      The Croweater

      July 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      If you’re going for a leauge win and you will make top 4, than there’s no need to trade out Waters especially when you only have 3 trades

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      Just Go Bang!

      July 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      If you going for league win, which you obviously are, AND you are already safely in Top 4, you should hold those trades mate.

      How would you feel if you traded Waters out, only for his replacement to go down the week before the DT finals and you had no trades left…? By the way, Waters will be back by then anyway…

      Hold ’em bro.

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    July 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Great article mate.

    What are people’s thoughts on Shaun grigg? Richmond have a good run hom and he’s been pretty consistent…

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      July 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm


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      July 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      he would be an okay player but there are better players around that price range e.g. Robinson, barlow, priddis and possibly marc murphy when he returns

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      Waltzing Matera

      July 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Grigg has done alright for me…outside player who will score well in Richmonds run home

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    July 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    great article corey!

    I am having some issues with my team could you please help out

    Def: delido, , grimes, birchall, carrazzo, darley, spurr (waters, goddard)
    Mid: Swan, boyd, Thompson, j selwood, abblet, priddis (greene, williams)
    Ruc: Cox, Maric,(redden, campbell)
    Fwd: sidebottom, Beams, Johnson, Dangerfield, Zorko,Treloar, Cameron (Franklin, martin)

    I have 2 trades and 12,500 left

    I obviously have a major issue with injured and suspended premiums and need to do something about this. I was thinking about doing greene to Goodes to increase my depth, giving me a DPP player, however this would leave me with one trade for the season. I am currently ranked 3rd in two of my leages and 2nd in the other and have a fairly easy run home, I would just like some thoughts on if I should do the Greene to Goodes trade this would allow me to cover for injuries and suspensions better in the finals series as I will have a DPP link in my midfield. Any other advice would be much appreciated.

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      Just Go Bang!

      July 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Two trades left and a guaranteed place in the finals? You’d be crazy to use them up now bro. No point making the finals just to be a duck sitting on the water. I was in the same situation a few years ago. Traded too hard too early… and blew it.

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      July 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Given you are already virtually assured a spot in finals and potentially top 4, hold your fire. Two trades is not enough.

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    July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    who should i bring in for hargrave can afford anyone. current backline is Deledio, Carrazzo, Goddard, Grimes, Shaw, Heppell, Conca and Shaw. Thinking Scotland or Suckling but would apprecticate some thougths?

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      July 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      I Would go birchall, he has been extremely consistent this year and has a five round average of 96.6

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        July 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        hadnt every really considerd him ha. Any thoughts on jake spencer from melb rookie ruck

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          July 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

          Spencer wil most probablyget dropped when jamar returns froim injury as melbourne will have difficulty trying to play 3 ruckmen in one side thopse 3 being jamar, martin and spencer

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            July 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

            Thanks. do you know much about tom derickx?

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            July 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

            Tom derickx would probably be better as Ty vickery is out for the season meaning richmond needs a second big man hence they are playing Tomn derickx, knowing that he should play some more games to the seasons end

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      Just Go Bang!

      July 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Scotland. Lock him in. Consistent and proven.

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        July 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        i know the only thing worrying me is him gettin rested/injuried

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          Just Go Bang!

          July 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

          Just my opinion, but I’d reckon with Carlton slugging it out to secure a place in the Top 8, they will be playing all of their jets if and when they could.

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          July 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

          Scotland rested? When they are fighting to be in the finals? Unlikely, don’t have him must get him in

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    July 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Looking at two options, appreciate your thoughts:

    a) Waters -> Suckling
    b) Hargrave ->Yarran

    Either of which will enable Williams -> Goodes.


    Def: Delidio, Goddard, Conca, Heppell, Carrazzo, Birchall, Waters, (Hargrave, Ellis)

    Mid: Swan, Ablett, Watson, Boyd, Thompson, Mitchell (Gibson, M.Williams)

    Ruck: Jacobs, Goldstein (Kreuzer, Campbell)

    Fwd: Beams, Sidebottom, Franklin, Robinson, Dangerfield, Zorko, Christensen (Martin, Porplyzia)

    $150k and 4 trades.

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      July 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      If I were you I would downgrade Kruezer > a rookie ruckman worth 100k or less. Campbell’s going to play for the rest of the season (most games if not all) so downgrade Kruezer leaving you about 350k or more in the bank.

      You could even downgrade Martin if he’s gonna be your bench cover because you’ve got Porplyzia as well.

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    July 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Last week was alot worse than the MBR’s and i think this week will be worse than last week, i have pretty much copped the worst of it, except for pendlebury, i didn’t keep him.

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    July 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hey guys I have to upgrade Giles and Toby Greene as I want a full gun midfield
    Option 1: Giles to jacobs or mcevoy? And then Toby greene to Watson
    Option 2: hold Giles and go Greene to swan then wait for giles to get some more cash back and maybe pick up mumford or someone else later
    I really want swan over Watson but I’m not sure if it’s worth waiting for.. Help would be really appreciated

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      July 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      If you have the cash I would be looking at the orange Roughy for your Ruck upgrade. Having a great season, and should spend a lot of time in the FWD line over the coming weeks with Buddy out. With the amount of forward 50 entries the Hawks get the upside is big

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        July 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        If I get roughy the next best premium I can get for Greene areStanton mitchel and jelwood, I don’t think they are quite the rank of swan or Watson

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    July 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    DEF: Lake, Mackie, Davis, Carazzo, Scotland, Morris, Ellis (Schoenmakers, Wilkes)

    MID: Watson, Thompson, S. Selwood, Deledio, Ablett, Boyd (Gibson, Crozier)

    RUC: Cox, Giles (Redden, Campbell)

    FWD: Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Beams, Cloke, McGlynn, Zorko, Pfeiffer (Franklin, Kennedy)

    4 trades left with 80k in the bank.

    Next week I want to downgrade Redden > another cheap rookie ruckman freeing up some cash. Then the week after upgrade another one of my defenders to another gun, not sure who though?

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    July 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    hey fellas, in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

    backs: delidio, heppell, carrots, birchall, m.clarke, m.johnson, bugg (waters, goddard)

    mids: priddis, thompson, gablett, j.selwood, boyd, mitchell (gibson, sexton *cringe*)

    ruc: griffin, ryder (stephenson, redden)

    fwds: sidey, franklin, beams, robinson, treloar, zorko, smedts (martin, walsh *cringe*)

    currently have 5 trades left, with 106, 300 in the kitty.

    i’ve got some tough matches in front of me, but shouldn’t slip outside the top 8.
    i’m wanting to do either:

    waters > scotland
    treloar > goodes

    would appreciate any comments or thoughts :)

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      July 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      I would downgrade stepgenson maybe to campbell or dericx and then get goodes in and then you have the money to keep for finals :)

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    July 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Currently have 4 trades left and 12k in the Bank. My defence is looking pretty shakey at the moment.

    DEF: Scotland, Birchall, Grimes, Houli, Clarke, Hargrave, S.Shaw (Waters, Goddard)
    MID: Pendlebury, Mitchell, S.Selwood, Rockliff, Redden, Priddis (Williams, D.Martin)
    RUCK Maric, Jacobs (Giles, Redden)
    FWD: Sidebottom, Robinson, M.Johnson, Dangerfield, Zorko, Porplyzia, Pearce (Franklin, Sexton)

    I plan on holding Waters. But with both Clarke and Hargrave have questionable job security. Is it worth looking to offload Hargrave or Clarke for someone more reliable?

    Thinking one of the following options:
    Hargrave – Newman or DPP M.Johnson back and get in Tippett up Forward
    Clarke – Yarran
    Williams – Rookie + Clarke/Hargrave – Goodes (using M.Johnson’s DPP)

    Any advice would be awesome.

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      July 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Trade Waters for Carazzo maybe.

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        July 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        Cause Waters is gonna be out for the majority of the season

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    July 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I would love some people’s opinions on which players will be better dt wise for the rest of the year in descending order
    List 1: Stanton, mitchel, swan, jelwood, tuck, cotchin, swallow, Marc murphy.
    List 2: Mumford, griffen, Jacobs, Giles, cox, roughead, Ryder, mcevoy
    I’m sure this list will help not only me but others aswell, responses will be greatly appreciated

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      July 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      List 1: swan, murphy, stanton, tuck, jelwood, cotchin, mitchell, swallow.
      List 2: maric (even though he is not on the list), cox, roughead, ryder, mcevoy, jacobs, griffin (even though he will be dropped once sandi is back), mumford, giles.
      This is just my opinion, i dont know what others think.

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        July 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        Cheers, also throw Watson into list one..
        Unfortunately unless murphy plays asap this is looking very hard for me

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    July 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    If Darley is selected is it worth playing him on the field with Waters on the bench for finals? Defence is as follows…

    BJ, Waters, Enright, Carrots, Lids, Lake, Ellis, Sam Shaw, Darley.

    I also want to upgrade Giles this week probably to Big Mac. Have 7 trades, 178k.

    Usually have more trades this time of year…

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      July 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      With 7 trades you’re in a good position to trade Waters out. I think Birchall or Suckling would be great options, Scotland also solid. As painful as it is maybe consider holding Giles as his b/e isn’t ridiculously high (77) and upgrade one of those weak defenders. Could have a backline that looks like:

      BJ, Scotland, Enright, Carrots, Lids, Lake, Suckling, Ellis, Shaw.

      Some food for thought…good luck.

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        July 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

        Cheers, good advice, either way Im stuck a bit with Giles or Ellis on the field. My concern was missing out on the fallen rucks say if Mac has a big one vs Lions. Cant really complain there wont be donuts at least

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    July 11, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Hey Guys,after some much needed advice,only have 4 trades left and $120000 in the kitty,

    Thinking of waiting till sam shaw hits his peak and downgrading and bringing in a premo defender or downgrading adams to a rookie and using the cash to upgrade darley and use shaw as cover on the bench.

    Will finish top 8 in all 4 leagues and definetly top 4 in 2 of them so concerned about trades.

    Cheers in advance

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    July 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

    i have 4 trades left right now is it worth doing this

    Downgrade Dickson to Mcintyre

    Upgrade Giles to Maric

    I will only have 2 trades left but my team will be comple

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      July 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

      sound like a good trade to spring on your opposition come finals, better off I think holding the trades to cover some LTI’s and such. If you are in top 50 overall maybe do it and hope your luck holds out.

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    July 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Whats the go with martin going to cairns, is he any chance of playing?

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    July 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    have 5 trades and 170,000$ in the bank.

    Thinking of trading Giles for Cox (already have Maric) and Franklin for Pav (as freo has a relatively easy draw) and I need to make finals and it is very tight in my league.

    Other thought is upgrade giles to jacobs or mcevoy and upgrade broughton to scotland or birchall.

    Current backline is deledio, suckling, broughton, lake, heppell, carazzo, goddard (shaw, delaney)

    Current forwardline is beams, franklin, robinson, dangerfield, stevie j, d zorko, smedts (martin, treloar)

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    July 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    suckling or scotland?

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      July 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      scotland or birchall, im in the same boat myself and don’t know who to choose

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        July 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

        cheers, thinking i may go scotland. pretty damn consistent

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          July 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

          i d bring in scotland personally, i m bringing in big cox and pav this week and will upgrade broughts or a struggling defender in the finals

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    July 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Am i going crazy, i am thinking of bringing in Sylvia over Goodes?

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      July 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      yes you are definetly going crazy….sorry to bring you the bad info

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    July 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    McEvoy or Mumford??? Thoughts?

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Hey need some help with what to do from here.
    Team stands thus.
    DEF deledio, m johnson, goddard, waters, broughton, shaw, carazzo (nicholson, whiley)
    MIDS watson, thompson, sidebottom, ablett, beams, dal santo (gibson, couch)
    RUCK cox, giles (campbell redden)
    FWDS franklin, robinson, dangerfield, s johnson, whitecross, okeefe, zorko (smith, paine)

    5 trades, $71000 left. I am top of my ladder, comfortable wins in the next two weeks assured even with this squad, but I want to improve my ranking.
    Should I trade Franklin to Pav, and Waters to Scotland, leaving me some extra change and three trades, or hold off?
    Both are cheaper than what I have, but for how much longer?
    Any help appreciated!

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      July 12, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Very nice squad by the way, even without a couple of midfield guns, loving all the DPP links. Definitely keep Buddy, Waters is up to you. Nicholson is great bench cover, you’d just have to cop the donut this week unless Whiley comes in. Personally I would just trade Giles to Jacobs.

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        July 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

        Thanks for the comments, had my best year so far!
        Yeah, but I consider that a luxury trade still, as Giles at least is playing!

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