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Topical Tuesday: The Goddard Trade

With Goddard moving to the Bombers… how will this effect his DT numbers? On the otherhand… how will it effect the scoring of the guys who are already there. Surely it will benefit players like Jobe, Stanton and Heppell… ummm, get in there and check out Calvin’s thoughts and let us know yours.

How will Goddard’s move to Essendon, influence his DT numbers in 2013?

Personally, they have to get better… surely. Back in 2010, Goddard averaged a huge 113, a score he hasn’t even pushed for the last two years where he has only averaged 96 and 98. Goddard also closed out the 2012 season like a steam train too, averaging 114 over his last 6 games.

Has to be a good move for him? What’s your thoughts?

Do you think Goddard moving to Essendon will help Jobe, Stanton and Heppell’s DT numbers?

Ok… it’s going to be tough for Jobe Watson who smashed out his personal best DT year in 2012 to average 120, a massive 14 more than his previous best year (and didn’t miss a game). The guys who I think will really benefit are Stanton and Heppell. Firstly, we all know that Stanton can’t handle a tag and now he moves down the tagging order. Stanton is a DT pig and has had massive games of 193, 175, 153 and 140 this year… when he avoids the tag! As for Heppell, well… he’s gotta be due to break out after averaging 83 and 85 in his first 2 seasons. Will only benefit with Goddard around!

So there you have it… those are my thoughts.

Your thoughts?




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    October 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks Calvin, I do think that Stanton should benefit from Goddard quite well due to the reasons above it will possibly make him be able to run around without a tag.

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    Genghis Khan

    October 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

    It’s really hard to say until we’ve at least seen a couple of preseason games. But its likely to benefit at least Heppell. Unlikely to effect Watson in any way as he’ll still get the number one tag.

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    October 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

    shhhhhhhhhhh but .. Zaharakis is the one to benefit.

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      October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

      explain…. i already have him in my team.

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      October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am


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        October 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Waffles mate, your ugly

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      October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

      I would also think Zaharakis will benefit and hence will be a popular pick in 2013.
      He missed a lot of footy as well.

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    October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

    With goddard now at the dons, stanton moves down the tagging order.
    Watson is a prolific scorer, Goddard can also score, and Stanton will benefit DT-wise.

    So the question is how many of these three can we fit into our midfield of 3-4 premiums (assuming that BJ loses DPP) ?

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      October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

      he won’t.

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    October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Erm, Watson averaged 112…

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      October 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thats what I was going to say.

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      October 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      wasn’t it 114

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      October 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      and 99 last year lol

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    October 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

    What do you guys think that Goddard will be scoring. I hope that he could average at least 105+. Be a bit like Deledio in the backline this year.

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    October 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I personally think Zaha will benefit greatly from this…90+ avg this year for sure.

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      October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      completely agree, I already had him set in my team but thats just good news. :)

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    October 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Zaha could play more fwd than mid because of Goddard, if they wish to preserve his knees. His scoring could stabalise rather then exponentially increase.

    If Zaha losses his dpp he is also irrelevant.

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