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Tbetta’s Bullets: Round 3

Round 3 scoring was like a war-time explosion, where the better scores came from the teams that avoided most of the shrapnel. Did you dodge the danger? Check out this week’s Bullets for a close look at the Round just been and an even closer look at the Round to come!

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  • Fire in the Hole

Round 3 scoring was like a war-time explosion, where the better scores came from the teams that avoided most of the shrapnel. We had untimely injuries, underperforming rookies, unwarranted faith holds and typically terrible trade-ins attacking our squads this week, which always seems to be the nature of a crucial Round 3. As a result, ‘Par’ was around 2000 this week, which would have earned you a weekly ranking of around 15,000. Yep, that’s the high standards we set for ourselves here at DT Talk.

So, what can we take out of Round 3? Our issues were mostly concerned with Old School versus New Age trading strategies coming into the Round – so which won? It’s early days yet, but YOLO-style trading has definitely paid off thus far, with many coaches making cash as well as a few points with the trades they pulled this week. One man in particular typified the potential that this fresh trading mentality possesses – and he’s first up in this week’s Polling section…

  • Polling and Trolling

Polling R3

3. Justin Westhoff (140)

In theory, I really liked the idea of trading in Westhoff. Obviously, after scores of 100 and 154 in the first two rounds, he was going to make us some serious coin. Secondly, most of us had players like Zorko (disappointing) and Karnezis (not playing) that warranted fixing, so you wouldn’t be going out of your way by jumping on the Hoff. And finally, he averaged almost 80 points for the last two seasons – which meant that you’d expect to earn some points while you waited for his price to plateau. Now this is the key, and is the main distinction between himself and someone like Charlie Dixon (59.4 avg in 2012) or Tom Liberatore (77.7 avg in 2012, but in a tougher midfield market), other popular money-makers this week that just didn’t have the same runs on the board.

In reality, I vomited in my mouth a few times when I realised I actually traded someone like Westhoff into my side – it just goes completely against every lesson we’ve learnt from playing DT over the last half a decade.

History will go on to show that The Hoff dominated in the Showdown; kicking a somewhat wasteful 4.4 four to go with 24 touches for a massive 140-point score. Not only did he shoot up $68.8k this week (3rd highest increase of all players, including rookies), but he still has a BE of -20 for Round 4. To put the cherry on top, he’s also the highest-averaging player this season with 131.5 DT per game, 5 points clear of breakout midfielder Andrew Swallow. What a start to the year…

2. Ollie Wines (126)

I’m not going to make a stupid ‘Wines’ pun like every other writer out there – I’m just going to back off and let him breathe. He deserves nothing but praise in the meantime, scoring a huge 126 points in a game that befit a 150-game veteran than a mere 3rd-gamer. Given his start, most coaches had him on the field, bestowing us not only the pleasure of adding an unexpected ton to our weekly total, but also delivering an incredible $91.3k profit.

1. Dustin Martin (144)

I jumped off Martin just hours before the Round 1 lockout, and let’s just say I’m regretting it a little this week. Besides the superhuman effort from Westhoff, Dusty has the highest average of any forward-eligible player with 105 points per game. This is mostly thanks to a coming-of-age 144-point score this weekend, a game where he displayed possibly his first sustained 4-quarter effort. If he can do that each week, watch out.

Honourable Mentions: S. Selwood (142), L. Hodge (135), D. Cox (132), K. Cornes (128), A. Swallow (123), T. Goldstein (114), Josh J Kennedy (113), P. Hanley (108), N. Fyfe (108), H. Hartlett (107), D. Roberton (102), A. Mullet (98), A. Monfries (90), M. Jones (86), C. Sinclair (68).

Trolling R3

3. Second Year Stars

I’ve written about the Rockliff Effect (where a player regresses significantly the year after posting their first premium-quality fantasy season) in the Bullets a few times this pre-season, so obviously I am aware of the phenomenon and try to avoid it like Scott Lucas did his right boot. So how can it be that I picked both two second-year players in Greene and Zorko in my initial squad?! I must be the fantasy equivalent of Brad Scott, because I’ve been suckered into picking two players suffering from a high dosage of the very infection I swore to avoid.

Greene had just 49 in Round 3, which puts him a whopping 43 points below his 2012 average of 96 points per game. Likewise, Zorko’s 51 has his 2013 average 35 points in arrears of his debut season. Horrible stats. That’s the trouble with having a break-out season; the opposition notices, and you’re suddenly copping more attention than ever before.

2. Walking Wounded

As a community we cop injuries on the chin every week, but it’s normally pretty rare to have more than 2 or 3 fantasy-relevant casualties in the same weekend. Enter Charlie Dixon (red-vested for 66, ankle), Travis Varcoe (12, shoulder), Jonathon Patton (15, ACL), and Matthew Kreuzer (21, broken thumb). The latter three were all above 15% ownership before the round kicked-off, meaning that a large chunk of trades will be falling under the ‘LTI’ bracket this week.

1. Andrew Carrazzo (45)

Thank God Carrazzo wasn’t granted defender eligibility this season, because a lot more coaches would be livid at the scores he has dished up so far. A 58-point average so far puts him miles back on what he’s achieved fantasy-wise for the past six seasons (averaged 82 or more per game each year), which suggests that his scoring while tagging under Malthouse might not be what it once was. Those who have him in Draft Leagues are justified feeling cheated where Carrots is concerned.

Dishonourable Mentions: J. Watson (65), J. Pittard (28), J. O’Meara (54), J. Selwood (66), M Pavlich (49), Ja. Roughead (67), K. Jack (59), G. Ablett (105).

  • Triple Trouble

Over the past couple of years, some of the biggest break-outs/fantasy surprises have been Tom Rockliff in 2011, as well as Shane Tuck and Brock McLean in 2012. What do they have in common? They all averaged the Triple Trouble. That’s when a player notches at least 25 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles in a game – obviously, to do that over a whole season is a remarkable feat. To put that in perspective, scoring the most basic Triple Trouble (25,5,5) with a K:H of 1 – that’s 98 DT points right there.

Triple Trouble 2011-12
*Note: 2012 averages exclude subbed games where player played less than 3Q.

This got me thinking – who’s going to be that surprise packet this year? No-one saw Tuck or McLean coming… Maybe the Triple Trouble could help us unearth the next underrated DT goldmine?! Below is a summary of the players who are currently averaging that Triple Trouble, guys that aren’t too far off it, and even a few other players that I believe have what it takes.

Triple Trouble R3

Most of the guys on that list are popular fantasy players already, but there are a few surprises. Andrew Swallow is definitely one that has come on in leaps and bounds this season, so it’s no surprise that he’s averaging the Triple Trouble. We all know Stanton is a tireless worker, so it’s no surprise to see him filling up the stat sheet. Hodge has just played the two games, so we’ll wait to we see another game or too before we get excited.

No, the big shock on the list is Pearce Hanley, the only non-mid to even get close. He’s just scraping in, and it’s doubtful that he’ll keep it up, but as a Defender this is a great indicator of scoring ability and definitely puts him on the radar for our first Backline upgrade.

Brad Ebert, Callan Ward, Travis Boak and David Armitage are a handful of players who haven’t scored at a Super Premium level until now and therefore have snuck under the radar, but can certainly bridge the gap if they sustain these kinds of numbers. What do you think? Who’ll be the Brock McLean or Shane Tuck of 2013? Let us know in the comments!

  • Halfway Harrys

Much has been said about Dustin Martin’s ‘ability’ (read: brain-exploding-ly frustrating habit) to get off to a great start, only to fade out of games. This is certainly reflected in his fantasy scoring – I don’t know how many times I’ve fist-pumped to Dusty’s 60+ half time score, only to scream the TV down while he crawls to 80 by the completion of the match.

1st Half Dusty

As I said in the Polling section, Dusty played his first 4-quarter fantasy game this week, slamming the breaks on an alarming trend that was beginning to become his legacy. Is this a one-off or can he sustain his considerable influence for an entire game, on a regular basis? Only time will tell. What I’m more concerned about, is whether Dangerfield is becoming the 2013 Halfway Harry… Check out his stats to the right:

1st Half DangerAs a Dangerfield owner, this really worries me. Basically, he has to score 70 points in the first half to top the ton at this rate. We’ll keep an eye on this in the coming weeks, but seriously Danger – run a game out big fella! That 66% of score coming in the first half is eerie consistent…

Have you noticed any Halfway Harrys this season? You know the deal – use the comments section below!

  • Bubble Boys & Benched Bucks

Last week our big trade dilemma came down to philosophy – do we take the old school trading approach and trade in a reliable Keeper (points), or do we take risks with bolters on the bubble for a couple of weeks (cash)? It was such a hard decision I considered quitting and playing one of the mobile casinos at www.EasyMobileCasino.com. However I’m glad I decided not to give up. This week, my trading mentality is conflicted between two similarly polarising strategies – to go for the cash, or bank the points while we can.

Specifically, I’m talking about how much cash we have in the kitty. I know a lot of coaches traded in Rookies/Bolters (missed rooks, Moloney, Westhoff, JJK) before their price-changes, many of them for mid-pricers or Premiums (K. Stevens, Lucas, Toumpas, Greene, Zorko, Danger, Karnezis, etc.) and therefore bank $150k+ in cash. Obviously, that’s the right call as getting in the best rookies and fixing up your big mistakes is more important in Round 3 than having as much firepower on the ground as possible.

But with rookies like Terlich (-70BE), Crouch (-61BE), Sinclair (-53BE), and Rowe (-63BE) about to burst, what do we do? Take the rookies while they’re on offer to generate as much cash as possible, or do what we’ve in previous season and try and turn that cash into points as soon as we can – such as a Karnezis à Chapman instead of Rowe/Sinclair, or Kommer à Montagna instead of Crouch, for instance?

I have a feeling that whichever track you wander down while greatly influence the fate of your squad over the entire season. I tried crunching the numbers, but it requires a lot of assumptions and there’s just a such a wide range of possibilities that it became pointless – it will have to be a case of trial and error, then…

If I’ve lost you or you have no idea what I’m talking about, take my personal situation as an example. I have $199k sitting in the back from previous downgrades. Now, Kommer ($141k – suspended for two weeks) will go to Crouch ($109k), leaving me with a $231k surplus before my second trade. I then have two options:

1. Old School Methodology

Trade Karnezis ($239k) up to a Premium like Dustin Martin, leaving me with petty change in the bank but with a stronger on-field unit. Obviously, I miss out on a sure-thing cash-cow like Sinclair or Terlich.

Bubble Trades 1

2. The Stock Market Approach

Trade Majak Daw ($109k) for Sinclair ($105k), leaving me with a worrying $234k in the kitty for possible upgrades next week. The obvious disadvantage is that it doesn’t make my team any better in the short-term – as Sinclair will be coming off my bench regardless – not to mention that I’d still have a $239k hack sitting on my bench doing nothing.

Bubble Trades 2

As I type this out, I find myself leaning towards option two. There are still many more numbers to crunch and scenarios to envisage, but money is fast-becoming the theme for 2013 so I’m thinking the “short-term pain for long-term gain” approach could be a winner… What do you think? Will you focusing on the dollar signs, or banking the points while you can? Let us know in the comments!

 

  • Tbetta’s Tweets

TT3 tardesMan, that’s tough. I guess this is what all the extra trades are for! If it were me, I’d trade your most valuable asset in Kreuzer as a priority, as you simply can’t have all that cash rotting on your bench. Goldstein is a great option at a similar price, while Leuenberger is a big consideration from a value perspective if you don’t already have him.

After that, it comes down to how much cash you have and what options are open to you in the forward line. I’d go either Varcoe to a Premium (will require around $250k), or Patton down to a Sinclair/Rowe on the bubble and turn a bad injury into a positive money-making venture. Obviously, the second option would put you in a good position to upgrade Varcoe next week. Good luck whichever way you go!

 

TT3 truly importat

As I alluded to earlier, it’s probably the opposite – Rookies are more important than ever! With so many trades, there’s now an element of who can make cash the quickest so that they can attain ‘complete’ teams as soon possible.  Obviously, Rookies are the easiest and most reliable sources of cash we have, so farming them where and when we can has become even more crucial to our overall success.

The Westhoff/Moloney/Dixon situation was unique as their first price changes were compounded after two big weeks, making trading them in more than double as effective as it would usually be (as any big score they get from now on will raise their price before you can buy them). Obviously, when there are no rookies on the bubble and no LTI’s to worry about, guys like Westhoff come into calculations, but it a significantly less effective trade than bringing in that rookie just before they start to fatten up.

 

TT3 upgrading

Following on from the previous tweet, it’s never too early. However, new rookies definitely take a priority, generally speaking, so maybe this week isn’t the best time to bring in a Premium? You should always be looking to improve your team, so whenever there are no promising rookies about to experience their first price fluctuation – that’s the time to pounce. This could be as early as next week!

  • Next Week

That’s all for the Bullets this week, besides one huge consideration – who’s playing the Demons?! He says as his mouse hovers over the trade button…. Unfortunately, it’s just the GWS Giants. Toby Greene has been a massive disappointment to date so I wouldn’t touch him with a ten-foot stick, unless it was hard and repeatedly in the head.

Callan Ward, on the other hand, has been in excellent form, averaging a shade over the ton. He’s a similar type of player to Scott Selwood, a tough, hard-working inside mid, and given what Scooter did to the Demons (142 DT points), Ward is my bet to have a day out. At $503,400 with a BE of 79, there are worse options out there – and at 0.6% ownership, he’d certainly be unique!

Until next week.

296 Comments

296 Comments

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    Derek

    April 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    thoughts Suban into Dixon?

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      swans2011

      April 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Dixon is injured

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        Derek

        April 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        f@ck! for how long?

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          swans2011

          April 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

          He’s getting scans on his Achilles, so there is a small chance he could play this weekend

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    Tom

    April 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Great Article as always! Need a bit of help on my trades this week. Would like to get some extra cash for upgrades without ruining my scoring too much.

    Team:

    DEF: B.Goddard, B.Gibbs, D.Heppell, B.Goodes, J.Pittard, L.Stevenson. (C.Heath, D.Terlich.)

    MID: D.Swan, G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, A.Swallow, P.Dangerfield, O.Wines, K.Stevens, J.O’Meara. (J.Viney, B.Crouch.)

    RUC: D.Cox, M.Leuenberger. (M.Blicavs, S.Rowe.)

    FOR: J.Bartel, T.Rockliff, D.Martin, M.Wright, J.Kennedy, S.Dwyer. (J.Neade, B.Macaffer.)

    $101,600 Remaining.

    Any suggestions on what trades I should make for some cash?

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      swans2011

      April 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Hmmm, well the Hoff is very popular at the moment. So you could go Wright>Hoff, then the following week or two you could straight swap him for Buddy or Stevie J.

      Koby Stevens is the only other I’d probably trade. He has a BE of 24 though, and with Shiggins injured, you’d think he’d get a full game next week and make a bit more $$. Maybe hold onto Stevens for one more week then downgrade him to Mayes?

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    Stelzy

    April 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This was my team for this week:
    Heppell, Gibbs, Goddard, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Heath, Vlastuin)
    Swan, GAJ, Pendles, JPK, M.Murphy, Danger, Ollie Wines, Jaeger bomb (Viney, Crouch)
    Cox, Blicavs (Currie, Daw)
    Buddy, Rocky, N. Roo, JJK, dwyer, Caff (Rowe, Karnezis)

    42k cash left

    I DONT KNOW WHAT TRADES TO MAKE – I want to make cash and I have reasonably easy opponents this week so points arent necessarily an issue

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      Stelzy

      April 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Can someone please recommend some trades? Ive hit the reverse button about 20 times already

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      swans2011

      April 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      First things first. Karnezis out — Neade or maybe Mayes in?

      If you really want to make cash, perhaps Danger > Moloney/Mullett?

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        Stelzy

        April 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Alright, I was thinking perhaps taking GAJ out for a mid premo – as he will lose +25k this week, or even trading GAJ to westhoff via rocky’s DPP. And I was gonna bring sinclair in for currie/karnezis. But what do you think would generate more cash?

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          Dylan

          April 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

          Unless Gaj goes big this week, he is capable of getting the 177 as I said yesterday, you seem like you really want to trade him Stelzy so make a decision mate, If he gets another 80 then you’ll be laughing. I think you need to get rid of Karnezis and I agree with Swans, Neade looks like your man. Mayes I would wait on, trading in blokes that have only played one is a big risk not worth taking when his price won’t change for another week.

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            boomstik

            April 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm

            how about blicavs out for leuy, sinclair or rowe? that way you can bank some cash now from blicavs 1st price rise, get another price rise and shore up your rucks. not sure how much game time blicavs will get as the year goes on. and then karnezis should go for whoever. however you could always trade buddy for the hoff or something as buddy’s price is set to drop i think. food for thought anyway.

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      Daniel

      April 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Options (in my opinion):
      Vlastuin -> Terlich
      Karnezis -> Mayes (if named)

      Both make some cash for you, in both downgrading and bubble price increase.

      Or you could tinker with your rucks. Swap Cox/Rowe positions. Get rid of Currie/Daw for Leuey/Goldy. I dont like Blicavs on field.
      Rowe with Goldy/Leuey as R1/R2 and Cox as a forward would look better IMO, with Blicavs on bench R3.

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        Stelzy

        April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        I also thought the ruck change would be worthwhile, however if I trade vlastuin for terlich I still dont have enough cash to upgrade currie/daw for luey. I could instead trade currie for sinclair instead of luey and gain cash on the bubble for both of these rookies. Then swap wright (def 102’500) in on the bubble next round for valstuin and swap karnezis for mayes on the bubble next week. Thoughts?

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          Dylan

          April 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

          All of this sounds better to me than trading GAJ

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            Stelzy

            April 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

            Yeah I figured out a way to get what I want. I traded currie for sinclair, and used cox’s DPP to trade karnezis for luey, and then swapped cox back into the rucks for sinclair using his DPP. So my set up looks like

            Cox, Luey (Blicavs, Daw)

            Buddy, Rocky, N.Roo, JJK, Rowe, Sinclair (Caff, dwyer)

            The only downside is that I only have 44k to use next week. Whatre your thoughts on this one dyl and swanny?

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            Daniel

            April 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

            dyl and swanny? was my idea :p
            but yeah thats looking like what I had in mind.
            Then next week you could do Caff -> Mayes.
            Dunno if theres much you can do about the cash shortage for now. Possible downgrade later if you get an LTI or whatever.

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            Dylan

            April 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

            Had to reply up here Stelzy, looks good but you might want a decent forward next week. Having 4 of rowe sinclair mcaffer and dwyer would worry me a little. My forward line is Martin, Kennedy Rockliff, Bartel, Monfries, Dwyer Neade Mcaffer. I only have to play one of the rooks and out of the three at least one should play if not 2. Grab the cash and upgrade that F5 spot as soon as possible. Best of luck whatever you do mate. It’s Monday, you will reverse that before Friday I bet. I know I will change my mind a hundred times before lockout.

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          Daniel

          April 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          Then you’re already comitting yourself to two trades next week. One injury/suspension etc and your plan is in trouble. You’ll miss out on Terlich and Leuey will be more expensive.
          Not to mention Sinclair isnt really a keeper, itd be a temporary cash grab that requires yet another trade later.

          Maybe the lack of cash just plain sinks the ruck tinkering idea. Not sure sorry mate.

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            Stelzy

            April 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

            I think im okay with missing out on terlich at the moment, if wright produces good form next week he should be looking at a massive price jump from (102,500) and mayes will also be on the bubble (if hes fielded this week). So a vlastuin > wright and Caff<Mayes trade is on the cards. And that should leave me with about 100k if caff gets his price increase

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            Dylan

            April 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

            Was chatting to Stelzy last night in the Knee jerk Dan

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    Daniel

    April 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I think I made a bit of a noob mistake last week when I brought in Rowe.
    I wanted to get rid of Joe Daniher, so now I have both Cox and Rowe as FWDS, meaning I can’t rotate them around as DPPs like I’d hoped.

    Is there anyway to rectify this and get Rowe in the rucks? Or do I just have to live with it?

    My current rucks are; Maric, Leuey, Blicavs, Currie.

    Thanks

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      Aidan

      April 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Currie to Mayes next week if you have the cash!?

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        Daniel

        April 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        how does that work though?
        Im guessing I trade currie out, move Rowe to his spot, then bring in Mayes in Rowe’s old spot, but cant work out how to do it.

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          joel

          April 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          on the trade page trade currie go to the left where ur team is and press s (sub) on rowe. then you can trade in a forward for currie. hope that helps

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Yes, ship one of your bench rucks and put rowe back in the ruck then bring in a forward, Currie as he is not playing, your problem may be the lack of good forward rooks, Do you have Neade, Dwyer, or could use sinclair now it looks like nic nat could be out for longer.

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        Daniel

        April 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Thanks guys

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          Dylan

          April 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

          Sorry Dan thought you were after advice not looking for the s button. Haha

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        Daniel

        April 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        This doesnt work for me? When I click ‘T’ it goes to a completely different trade centre page where theres only a ‘list’.. I dont see my field/team on the left (the way it was prior to round 1). So no ‘S’ button to click.

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          Daniel

          April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

          Sorry nevermind, got it now >_>

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      Joshua

      April 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      first u go on your laptop and open dream team. next u trade any ruck u want, then on the side where it says your players names, there will be a s meaning substitute, u click that on rowe and u will have rowe in your ruck but then u will have to get a fwd.

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    Crazy Banana's

    April 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Just traded Zorko -> Hoff & Karnezis -> Leuy

    Any thoughts on my team would be appreciated… I’m going points over cash strategy!!! I am well aware I will be copping a few zeros and low scores on the bench this week… plan to address that next week hopefully with Mayes…

    Current team is :
    DEF: G. Birchall, B. Gibbs, D. Heppell, B. Goddard, L. Stevenson, D. Terlich (J. Pittard, N. Vlaustuin)
    MID: A. Swallow, D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, B. Deledio, O. Wines, J. O’Meara, B. Goodes, J. Viney (N. Kommer, K. Mitchell)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (M. Blicavs, D. Currie)
    FWD: J. Westhoff, J. Kennedy, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, L. Franklin, S. Rowe (J. Patton, B. Macaffer)
    CASH LEFT: $64, 000

    any suggestion welcome especially ideas around future upgrade strategy in the midfield because I probably won’t have the cash to go full premo and will have to go upgrade/downgrade…

    Cheers dt’ers

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      Tibbedy

      April 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Forget about points this week, you have kommer, Mitchell and Patton, trade 2 of these out, first one being Patton for a bubble and the other for crouch

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      Blue boys

      April 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Agree with Tibbedy, Patton MUST go before Karnezis.
      Patton gone for the year so no point having him. If you get more injuries this week you will be getting donuts if you keep Patton.

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        Crazy Banana's

        April 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

        cheers guys,but zorko’s scoring just better than any bubble rookie and bleeding cash…want him out first… and jumping on luey at the bubble seems higher reward…not really sold on any rookies long term security… so if i trade patton I will have karnes or the bubble rook on the field which doesn’t make sense to me… mayes in the midfield next week to create dpp link… mitchell -> mayes next week… dance the injury dance and hold patton and wait for bubble rook and bank 70-80k… cheers guys, also if I escape injury free and others play the rookie moves big chance to maximise points over other teams… all speculative but thtas why i like dt, its wall street light ;)

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    Ned

    April 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hi all, facing a difficult situation this week. My original ideas have become confused, and my early picks are hurting me – for instance not picking Goldstein, but I still manage to pump out the 2000 every week (ave= 2008). Im sitting second in a tough league where the average is 1900. Therefore Im chucking out my underperforming premos and buckling up and joining the ride on the mid’s, freeing up my price and earning me more points for less cash in most situations.

    This week my first trade went to eliminating Paul Chapman from my team. You may say, that a man with a 90 point average has done nothing to deserve a chop, but I disagree. First of all, I set myself some targets for the players in my team, and said “If they havent reached THIS average by round three, its time to hop off.” Chappy’s was 95, and he didnt make it. So I went Chapman –> Westhoff. Freeing up 30k and letting me have 100k in the kitty in total to free up some underperforming rooks in the backline (Pittard,Stevenson).

    Now with my second trade I need advice. Im really tempted to hop off GAJ for a few weeks, as his draw toughens, and his price is dropping, and jump onto Nat Fyfe while his BE is still 67. That saves me 150k meaning I now have 250k and am one round from Brett Goodes/Jasper Pittard/Stevenson –> Birchall/Hartlett.

    MY other option is to continue watching GAJ for a few weeks, since he is playing Port rd 4, and then trade my R4 (Currie) to Sam Rowe, who will now have more ball with Kreuzer out.

    Need a hand here pls

    #endrant

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      Alex Coleman

      April 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      I am semi stuck with that dilemma. I think you have to look at who’s going to tag Ablett, the quality of tagger and the size of ground he’s playing on. For instance, playing on a small ground (SCG) against some of the best taggers/run withs in the game (Jack/O’Keefe), he got 85. If you assess this and believe his price is going to drop then I would trade him. There’s several options going premo/mid price player so assess those options. If you believe he’s going to have an average of 110+ in the near future, keep him. For other trades, Currie>Rowe is popular. Also if you have any other such as Kitchell look at that. I’d fix up your midfield over your rucks. Hope this helps

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      Blue boys

      April 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Ned, seems you are making this situation more difficult for yourself. Don’t trade Chapman or GAJ, these blokes don’t score low for many games in succession. You will get burnt if you trade them.
      Have a look at Chapman start to last year, it almost mirrors this year….then he went bang.

      http://finalsiren.com/PlayerStats.asp?PlayerID=676&SeasonID=ALL

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        Ned

        April 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

        Thanks guys, much appreciated. Yeah I am probably overthinking, but I feel that Westhoff–> Chapman is a good trade before Chapman kicks his season into first gear. He’s playing Gold Coast this week, so has a good chance of posting a +100 score, but ill read further into Chapman, and I dont even know who hes playing this week.

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          DELICIOUS!

          April 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

          bad idea trading chapman, plenty of other more important issues to address first

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            Ned

            April 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

            Who would you reccomend otherwise?
            My team is pretty settled apart from my backline, could you reccomend a different trade for me please?:

            DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Goodes, Terlich, Stevenson (Plowman, Pittard)
            MID: Swan (c), Ablett, Pendelbury, Cotchin, Moloney, Wines, O’Meara, Viney/Crouch (Whitfield, Viney/Crouch)
            RUC: Cox, Leuenburger (Blicavs, Currie)
            FWD: Franklin, Westhoff/Chapman, Bartel, Rockliff, Kennedy, Neade (Lee, Macaffer)

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    Tom

    April 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’m tempted to upgrade my mids this round but I know I should be making cash so I’m going to go…

    Kruzdog down to Sinclair
    Colquhoun (why are you still on my team) to Higgins

    Which leaves me with 569300 in the bank for next week… I’m pretty happy with that!

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      swans2011

      April 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      I hope you realise that Higgins is out for the season?

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      Tom

      April 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Higgins is out for season.

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      Tom

      April 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Sorry… Hutchins for GC… Had me worried for a second there.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Never ever pick Missy Higgins the guy is made of lego

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    Ryan

    April 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Goldstein and LeCras +56k
    Or
    Mumford and M.Robinson +10k???

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      swans2011

      April 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Don’t get Mummy.

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        Dylan

        April 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        Agree too injury prone

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    Derek

    April 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Whitfield > Crouch
    Suban > D.Pearce

    or

    Buddy > Westoff
    Suban > $346,000

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      Daniel

      April 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Not sure about going Buddy to Hoff! Most people (including me) brought Hoff in looking to do the exact opposite. Hoff to Buddy.

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    Gleesooo

    April 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Looking to upgrade Varcoe to a prem Fwd. Got around 550 to spend

    Forward Line:
    Franklin Cloke Rockliff Bartel JJK Byrnes (Caff, Lee)

    Getting the Prem will mean Rock or Bartel will move into mids which means another week with the three potatoes (byrnes, caff, lee) awaits me, however I reckon it’s a better plan than getting a semi-prem mid and being stuck with two dpp’s in my fwd line.
    Thoughts on who to get guys? PLEEEEASE???????

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      Daniel

      April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Maybe Cox? (if he isnt in your rucks).
      Other than that theres not alot of uber premo fwds that are worth their price. I know you dont want to but a mid-premo like Monfries might be the go. Or fix up one of ‘three potatoes’ (along with Varcoe) and use the cash elsewhere later.
      Unless you wanna consider some PODs like Daisy, Rioli, etc.
      Robinson just took a big price hit too so maybe its a good time to get him in. He should average 90 for the rest of year, after that KO for 21.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Dusty Martin.

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    mfawcett

    April 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Thoughts on going Zorko and Patton to Kennedy and Lecras? Really can’t see Zorko getting it together anytime soon and at least The 2 Eagles should be pretty consistent.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Have Kennedy, he has been great. Get on.

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    Marcel

    April 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Pittard to terlich or Chapman to cox.

    Also should i get cotchin stanton or ablett for libba

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      Marcel

      April 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      I know Chapman is a promo but i have bartel and want steveJ, and i always wanted cox, but only got Chapman because he was one of the best forwards at the time, but i never really wanted him in my complete side

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      Daniel

      April 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Personally Im avoiding Ablett. Cotchin looks really consistant and he’s already played his worst side to score against (Saints).

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    Brett

    April 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Don’t write off the Hoff as a keeper. There won’t be too many forwards averaging 90+ this year, and i think the Hoff can be one of them.
    And on another note, the more than 47000 who own kane mitchell need to be aware that nick salter could be re-instated to the power list which will put mitchell back on the rookie list.

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      leetrevor81

      April 16, 2013 at 3:13 am

      The perception is that Hoff was rubbish last year, when in reality he averaged 80.which is not horrible, and to be a keeper I think a 90 average is good enough for your number 5 or 6 forward, so even if he drops off a bit he could still be a keeper

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        DELICIOUS!

        April 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        he could still ave almost 90 for the year by averaging 80 for the rest of the season which doesnt help those who dont have him

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    The Seamen

    April 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Hey so not sure what to do. Get crouch in or terilich via dpps, although terilich would be pittard out him in but it requires Goodes to go it the mids and maybe replace one of O’mera, Whitfield, or viney on the field or sit on the bench. Anyone have any thoughts? Would be great cheers.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      I have looked at trading Goodes but think he will stay for now, should make a bit more cash yet. Your Mid rooks are good for now too, maybe whitfield out if you have to. I have also considered Pittard for Terlich but have more pressing trades so will give him another chance this week. Might just have to wait and see who gets named then the decision is made for you.

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    Joshua

    April 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    vlaustin -> terlich
    karnezis -> jjk
    good trades? had 203k before trades about 150k now

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      Damo

      April 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Good trades.

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      Daniel

      April 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      first one is good. second one wouldve been much better last week but still a decent trade.

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      Brett

      April 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      why have you kept vlastuin for so long? should of sacked him prior to round 1

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Yep do it

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    corey

    April 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    what do you think
    patton > sinclar all ready have row
    embely or hommer > hodge or chrouch

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      3 out Corey where do you have cover, 2 mids not playing, you might have to carry Patton if you want benchies. Then it is a decision to generate cash or bring in a possible keeper in Hodge, personally I am not going near Hodge as I am not convinced his body will hold up and there are lots of good Mid options.

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    Daniel

    April 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Id be leaning towards the two LTI’s.
    Embley -> Crouch
    Patton -> Sinclair or Mayes (if named)

    Kommer can probably afford to ride the pine for a week. Then Kommer -> Hodge if you can/want to.

    My 2 cents.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      I agree with Dan, Embley to crouch and get the cash you’ll need it in the weeks to come

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Hows your side going Daniel? I like your advice it is kind of similar to what I am thinking

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        Daniel

        April 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        Thanks Dylan.
        Its going alright for my first serious year of DT. Averaging around 1950, ranked 17,000.
        Its a solid team which should pass 2000 in theory, but Ive just had a few unlucky things each week holding me back (Robinson KO, Varcoe, etc).

        A mix of brilliance and bad luck which equals ‘average’ lol.

        Im also messing up my rookie benchings a bit. We’ll get there!

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          Dylan

          April 16, 2013 at 12:30 am

          Don’t panic still early, I was 18000 after round one, now up to 2634. Avoided all carnage this weekend luckily, the bloke i played in my cash league had kruezer patton and varcoe all starting.

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    corey

    April 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    yer i was thinking so to even tho hodge has a be of 1. and seems to be good form. no i would get swan or a watson once there price levels out

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    Wolfpack

    April 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Would love people’s thoughts, was thinking kommer-couch & currie to Sinclair as the price goes up. I pretty much have all the other top rooks in every position eating grass and fattening up. But the dilemma is zork the dork. Do I leave him another week or miss these next rooks ready to price increase? Love some opinions. On another note I scored 2140 this week ranked 1300 so in a nice position.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Going nicely there Wolfpack, I am 2634 scored 2066 this week avg 2024 so you should be giving me advice. However I sold Zorko last week because I was concerned that his role change with moloney in the side was not going to improve his scores any time soon. Sell now and if you have 3 playing rucks just forget about R4, it is the most useless position in this game. A good trade in for Zorko could see you in the top 1000 next week mate, good luck.

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        Wolfpack

        April 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        Thanks for that. R4 is not useless if they make $$$$ though. It’s like the article really. Points v cash. Think I should go the points though take couch for kommer and dorko for who???? Is the question

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          Daniel

          April 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm

          Monfries? Dusty? Mayes?

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          Dylan

          April 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

          What I mean is it is lower priority than other positions due to the fact you only need two playing rucks, R4 was traditionally a throw away spot. Of course it would be better to have 4 playing rucks making cash but less likely to be needed emergency wise or for injury cover, sorry wolf shouldn’t have said useless, you are right.

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            Dylan

            April 16, 2013 at 12:35 am

            And agree with Dan above

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            Wolfpack

            April 16, 2013 at 8:45 am

            Yeah agreed just getting greedy I guess I zork tons up I will shoot myself lol

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            Brett

            April 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

            zorko won’t ton up in his current forward pocket role wolfpack. don’t worry, be happy. zorko to the Hoff

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    Alex Coleman

    April 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    My team
    Backs: Gibbs, Goddard, Heppell, Pittard, Stevenson, Goodes (Heath, Terlich)
    Mids:Swan (c), Ablett, Pendelbury, Watson, Cotchin, Wines, Viney, O’Meara (Crouch, KMitchell)
    Rucks:Kreuzer, Leuenberger (Blicavs, Currie)
    Forwards:Martin, Rockliff, Bartel, Cox, JJK, Dwyer (Macaffer, Neade)

    Please help with trades

    Options
    Kreuzer>Goldstein
    OR
    Kreuzer>Westhoff using Cox’s DPP

    Other trades I’m open to. I would like to get D4 to a premo within the next three weeks so a trade to help that would be good. Also rookies on the bubble etc. Really need help with this

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      Stelzy

      April 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      How the hell did you afford this team already?

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        Stelzy

        April 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

        My bad, I thought you had 6 mid premos, my apologies

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          Dylan

          April 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

          Haha, I was thinking it looks pretty standard Stelzy, and a little similar to mine:
          Backs: Gibbs Goddard Heppel Goodes Stevenson Pittard (Heath Frost)
          Mids: Swan Ablett Deledio JPKennedy Watson Wines OMeara Viney (Rampe Kommer)
          Ruck: Cox Maric (Blicavs Currie)
          Fwds: Martin JJKennedy Bartel Rockliff Monfries Neade (Dwyer Mcaffer)

          Will probably trade mcaffer to rowe and rampe to Crouch this week,in the words of depeche mode: I just can’t get the hoff.

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            Alex Coleman

            April 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

            Hmmm similar structure just M4 and M5 are a bit cheaper and Monfries is cheaper than Kreuzer

            I think you should go
            Monfries>Leuenberger via Cox’s DPP
            Rampe>Crouch

            You’re saving cash and earning cash. If Mcaffer is named, I’d go with this option. If not, then go with your previous trades.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Id go Hoff and send cox back to ruck and you need mitchell out in the mids, shame you have crouch all ready, Jed anderson maybe if you can go up a little, otherwise you could punt on a one gamer but then you may as well wait till next week anyway.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      Another good option there thanks Alex, hadn’t considered changing my ruck around, certainly worth some thought and like every week decisions will be made when teams are out

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    twalks_95

    April 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    My team:
    Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Stevenson, heath, terlich (plowman, ben jacobs – need to drop em both soon)
    Mids: Swan, Ablett, Pendles, Grigg, O’Keefe, Wines, Goodes, O’meara (Viney, Crouch)
    Rucks: Maric, Leuenberger (Sinclair/Blicavs, Rowe)
    Fwds: Franklin, Cox, Dusty, JJK, Neade, Sipposs (dwyer, macaffer)

    one trade this week blicavs-sinclair, all the talk around Naitainuis return over here in Perth, if you believe it he is still 3-6 weeks away, so Sinclair will play that time unless he gets injured he’s far better than Lycett.
    $60,000 in bank

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Blicavs has a BE of -20, maybe wait another week or two he’ll rise in price even though his avg isnt great

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    flyingHIGH

    April 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    currently got mcevoy and jacobs (avg 87 + 77)

    so i trade one down to leuey or stay with it?

    already got 200k in the banks so would gimme a lot of cash

    or are the points worth it?

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      Tibbedy

      April 16, 2013 at 3:22 am

      Tough one, you definitely want luey but for who? Big boy Mcevoy is giving you what you paid for and won’t drop in price but Jacobs has been told to lift his game by his coach after the loss to the Power (CARN THE POWER) so he might go bang!
      I’d stick with the one owned by less coaches as a good POD.

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    Daniel

    April 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Which two of these defense rookies should I bench this week?

    Terlich, Goodes, C Heath, Pittard, Stevenson.

    Goodes has the hardest opposition in Adelaide, while Port play GC, and Terlich against GWS.

    Also thoughts on these trades?
    Kommer -> Crouch
    Varcoe -> Monfries

    Then next week Macaffer to Mayes, and Pavlich to Dusty.

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      Dylan

      April 15, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Like your trades and I am having the same dilemma in my backline with goodes and the three port defenders.

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      Mundy Mundy

      April 16, 2013 at 1:08 am

      I will bench Pittard,

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      Tibbedy

      April 16, 2013 at 3:15 am

      Hanley and Adcock scored well against GC last week with 108 and 71 respectively.
      Port rookies didn’t score well against the fruit tingles which Goodes plays this week.
      Terlich plays GWS!!!
      So you would bench Goodes first, then one power player, I’d say Heath.
      Stevenson seems more suited as a running half back and I know pittard can score big and probably will soon.

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    Jack

    April 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Molony –> wines good choice or bad choice

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      Tibbedy

      April 16, 2013 at 3:01 am

      Bad in my opinion, Moloney is a keeper until he peaks, you’ve missed the boat with wines, plus you can’t expect a rookie to score that well that often, but if one of your mids is significantly underperforming then use him to get wines instead

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        Jack

        April 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

        But will molony get more points than wines and he is not as likely to have a 50 point game

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    Nathan

    April 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I have 1 trade left and have roughead and stevens, what is a good trade for either one?

    $171k in the bank

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      leetrevor81

      April 16, 2013 at 3:06 am

      Roughead to leunberger and Stevens to crouch

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    Mundy Mundy

    April 16, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Im thinking of downgrading Dangerfield to Hodge, Chapman to Westhoff. This move puts $125000 into the kitty and with big scores and low BE’s generates quick cash. But by doing this i miss out on Crouch with Kommer suspended and Mitchell useless. Any thoughts? Could this move backfire on me?

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    Tibbedy

    April 16, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Mitchell or kommer for crouch? kommer can still make $ in the long term but Mitchell might play a full game before he is rookie listed, need next weeks trades for other positions

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      Mundy Mundy

      April 16, 2013 at 1:11 am

      I thought Mitchell put back on rookie list, Read it on twitter

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    Sinni

    April 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I don’t understand why I continue to see Ablett get bagged for his 105 on the weekend, when Swan only scored 106!

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      DELICIOUS!

      April 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      No crap everyone can jump off ablett if they like.. im waiting to pounce when he bottoms out.

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    Jackson S

    April 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

    What 2 trades should i make this week:
    Duffield -> Terlich
    Kane Mitchell -> Crouch
    Daw -> Sinclair
    Kennedy/Watson -> Moloney?

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      Daniel

      April 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      hold watson, his 65 was vs freo with a Crowley tag. It should be his lowest score for the year.
      Personally Id say the first two trades, but might wanna wait for other opinions.

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    Ryan

    April 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Kreuzer to McEvoy or Goldstein
    Zorko to Josh Kennedy?

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      Jackson S

      April 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Goldstein and yes

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    WestcoastWarrior

    April 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Tricky times ahead this week boys, and I have a trade dilemma. My first trade is locked in (Kreuzer to Leuenberger), but I have two options for my second trade:

    1. K.Mitchell to Crouch (Makes money and gives me bench security while Kommer is suspended)
    2. Zorko to Monfries (Gets me more points and still gets me a nice cash bonus, plus upgrade target for buddy or Stevie J)

    It’s that classic dilemma of money vs points, however I feel I have more to gain with the second one. It will suck not having crouch, but the one thing keeping Zorko in my team right now is round 5. That’s when they play Melbourne, but I would be better off ditching him then just hoping for a good score. Really struggling here lads, please help!

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      Brett

      April 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

      K.Mitchell to Crouch makes money, 16K woo hoo

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    Dave

    April 16, 2013 at 11:04 am

    My Team:
    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Terlich, Heath)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Pendles, Dangerfield, Moloney, Wines, Whitfield, O’Meara (Kommer, Mitchell)
    RUCK: Cox, Kreuzer (Blicvas, Donut)
    FWD: JJK, Rockliff, Chapman, Zorko, Vickery, Dwyer (Neade, Rowe)

    351k in the kitty.

    After a fast start, round 3 hurt. Any suggestions for trades this week are appreciated. Think Kreuz > Berger is a given. Now who to chop from kommer, zorko, vickery or even the donut. Headaches…

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      Stelzy

      April 16, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Have to fix up one of your forwards man, get vickery out of there Id say. Zorko is likely to bottom out in the next week or two against north and the dees, and youve already lost money on him. Upgrade vickery to martin or the hoff to gain a decent cash increase this week

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        Dave

        April 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

        Yeh I was leaning towards booting that crab they call vickery. Cheers for that, getting on The Hoff wagon.

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    Stelzy

    April 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

    This was my team for this week:
    Heppell, Gibbs, Goddard, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Heath, Vlastuin)
    Swan, GAJ, Pendles, JPK, M.Murphy, Danger, Ollie Wines, Jaeger bomb (Viney, Crouch)
    Cox, Blicavs (Currie, Daw)
    Buddy, Rocky, N. Roo, JJK, dwyer, Caff (Rowe, Karnezis)

    I have this constant urge to get the hoff into this team and I dont know whether I should or not.

    Option 1: GAJ -> Hoff via rocky DPP and Currie -> Sinclair + 195k in the bank

    Option 2: Currie -> Sinclair and Karnezis -> Luenberger (via Cox/sinclair DPP) + 44k in the bank

    Option 3: Vlastuin -> Terlich and Karnezis -> Sinclair + 220k in the bank

    I think if I dont get rid of either currie/daw now, I wont be able to at all. So I have to bring in either sinclair or luey or both.

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      Stelzy

      April 16, 2013 at 11:16 am

      If I leave karnezis on the pine for one more week I could bring in mayes next week and gain 100k profit for that trade

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      DELICIOUS!

      April 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      lol lol lol why would you even consider putting ablett in your trade options… silly man

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      Brak

      April 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I would not put any money that Gaz or even Buddy will be outscored by the Hoff over the next two weeks, so why not just grab two bubble boys and let the Premiums just play. We dont really need them to go up in value if you are keeping them.

      Option 2 is safest bet, everyone will now have Luenberger, but..

      I would think about going Currie to Sinclair and let him sit in R2 for a few weeks while NikNat is out and go Vlastuin to terlich. This will create more cash than option 2. Next week you get in Mayes for Karney and probably have enough cash to grab a premium Def like Hartlett/Hanley/Birchall maybe.

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        Brak

        April 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        ok I am writing a lot but what I am trying to get at is that the points you lose by having sinclair instead of Luenberger should be minimal, but having Birchall instead of Pittard would obviously be massive.

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    John

    April 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    In a bad position, Dixon, Waters, Patton all in my side, thought on trades?

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      Jackson S

      April 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      waters to birchall, dixon to terlich if u dont already have him and trade patton to mires next week or maybe rowe or sinclair

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    Chris

    April 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Heres the trades i made this week, Kreuzer for Luey, And Zorko for Westoff. Still got 170k for next week. Any thoughts on the trades?

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      Jackson S

      April 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      not bad wetshoff still got negative B/E (-20) and so has luey (-9) so could make some cash on em as well.

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    Scott

    April 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Need some advice! Like everything else i am thinking of trading in Westhoff. At the moment I have Pavlich i need to trade out. My options are Westhoff or I can get a lecras or Monfries who are $70000 cheaper. I have $170000 in the bank at the moment. My other trade will be Kane Mitchell for either Crouch or Rowe .

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      SaintsMaster

      April 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Westhoff easiest and most profitable trade.

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        Scott

        April 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        thanks

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    SaintsMaster

    April 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I am stuck. Zorko for Westhoff done, but struggling who to get for Kommer. I have 502k in bank, so get crouch and have 400k in bank, or go with Barlow, Hodge etc. and go a score-based approach?

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      Brett

      April 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      perhaps take a punt on hodge, has a BE of 1 so if he stays fit will make some cash whilst generating more points then crouch will from your field/bench

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        SaintsMaster

        April 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        Cheers mate

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    Birdy

    April 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    loved your “lack” of a wines pun.. just excellent reading

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    Corey

    April 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Here’s my team as it stand at the moment.

    DEF: Gibbs, Goddard, Goodes, Waters, Stevenson, Pittard,(Heath,Terlich)
    MID:Swan, Cotchin, Deledio, Wines, Kennedy, Moloney, Dangerfield, O’meara (Whitfield, Kommer)
    RUC: Cox, Berger, (Blicavs Daw)
    FWD: Westhoff, Kennedy, Rockliff, Bartel, Dwyer, Rowe, Neade, Macaffer

    Thoughts on these trades would be appreciated.
    Kommer > Crouch
    Dangerfield > Hodge

    I have $338,100 in the bank and if I make those trades it brings it up to about about 460k.
    Trying to load up on some more cash for some upgrading in a couple of weeks.

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      Brak

      April 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Do it, next week you can go bam, Premium defender and bring in Mayes.

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    Aidan

    April 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Stuck with what two trades to do this week
    Current options are as follows
    Patton to Mayes, Sincler, Rowe etc.
    Pavlich to Westoff or Goldstein
    Duffield to somebody
    Mitchell/Kommer to Crouch

    Here is my current team so you can look at alternative options

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, D. Heppell, P. Duffield, J. Pittard C. Heath (B. Goodes, L. Stevenson)
    MID: D. Swan G. Ablett jnr, J. Watson, P. Dangerfield, B. Moloney, O. Wines, K. Mitchell, J. O’Meara (J. Viney, N. Kommer)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Leuenberger (M. Daw, M. Blicavs)
    FWD: M. Pavlich, T. Rockliff, M. Wright, D. Martin, J. Kennedy, J. Patton (B. Macaffer, S. Dwyer)
    CASH LEFT: $5,600

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      glen20shuffler

      April 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      U gotta take care of the rooks to make the cash. Hopping premos is a luxury. If u don’t make money, u will be left behind at the business end. Therefore, the Patton and itch trades are the go. In fact, those are the exact 2 trades I made this week.

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        glen20shuffler

        April 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        *Mitchell

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          Aidan

          April 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

          Ok, cheers

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