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Jeppa’s Juniors – Round 3

It’s a case of mixed emotions regarding rookies this week. Some performed very well, others not so well. See what Jeppa has to say about all the rookies that featured in Round 3.

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jeppa_rd4Not all rookies can be as great as Ollie Wines, so don’t be deterred by a few substandard scores. It is important to hang on to the rookies that are making an impression on the football field regardless of their dreamteam score. Additionally, don’t be shy to part ways with the underperformers. We’ve been spoilt for choice on rookies so far this year, unfortunately I fear that our rookie options will dry up sooner rather than later!

Three Gamers

Well-played Ollie Wines (126, $248,000 & BE -61) well played. Not since Michael Barlow have I been this excited about a rookie priced player. Wines had 17 kicks, 8 handballs, 9 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals and was arguably third in line (after Boak and Westhoff) for the Showdown medal. My old man who knows next to nothing about football even said ‘that number 16 is pretty good.’ For those who don’t mind a bet, Wines is currently paying $2.75 for this year’s Rising Star, which is very good value in my opinion but please gamble responsibly. Hold on to Wines as long as possible!

Unlike Wines, highly rated dreamteam defenders Jasper Pittard (28, $171,000 & BE -5), Campbell Heath (49, $158,500 & BE -29) and Lewis Stevenson (40, $160,200 & BE -16) were all well below par. Stevenson was more concerned about keeping his opponent quiet than winning the footy and Pittard was held accountable by Petrenko. Heath’s lock down role on Porplyzia also seemed to limit his dreamteam scoring output. If Pittard and Heath continue to play deep in Ports defence then it’s probably worth keeping them on your bench but if you have to start one of Pittard or Heath then go with Pittard. Note that the Power coaching staff like the ball in Stevenson’s hands coming out of defence so he should improve this week against the Suns. Cameron O’Shea (67, $202,800 & BE -6) and Jake Neade (62, $162,300 & BE -41) both keep getting better with every game they play. They are classic footballers, one an attacking defender the other an opportunist forward. Both will continue to impact on the football field in the short term but consistent scores of 70+ look to be a little bit beyond them.

A fantastic start by Nick Kommer (65, $140,900 & BE -7) last week had me worried due to the fact that @WarnieDT decided to start him on the field in our head to head after the Wines green vest rumours. Kommer was on 24 at quarter time but got zilch in the second quarter and went on to finish with 65. He was important in Essendon’s comeback with his pressure acts, hardball gets and ability to sneak forward to kick a goal. Unfortunately, Kommer is out suspended for two weeks after collecting Kepler Bradley head high. Many of you are considering trading Kommer to Crouch but don’t forget about the trade rule where you can ‘sub’ in say Goodes /Dwyer into your mids and pick up Terlich/Rowe if that suits you better. It’s not really sensible to hold Kommer for two weeks given that there is money to be made from other rookies on the bubble. Additionally, there is no guarantee that Kommer will come straight back into the Bombers 22 after serving his suspension.

Matt Jones (86, $163,600 & BE -37) was everywhere against the Eagles and deservedly was named in the Demons’ best players. If Melbourne can be competitive, I think Jones can score very well. The Demons face GWS this week so start Jones on the field. Fellow Demon, Jack Viney (63, $165,700 & BE -24) played ok but lacked a little scoring punch. His high handball to kick ratio continues to be a concern but I suspect that he’ll have a better game this week against the younger GWS midfield. On top of his poor showings in Rounds 1 & 2, Jimmy Toumpas (9, $160,500 & BE 54) copped the green vest last weekend. He has really struggled to adjust to the pace of AFL football and consequently was the only rookie priced player to drop in value this week. If you are one of the 20,505 coaches that still own him then get rid of him!

On Thursday night my beautiful wife asked me whether to trade Danger to Andrew Swallow or Kane Mitchell up to Lachie Whitfield (36, $216,400 & BE -10). Regretfully, I recommended the latter of the two options which saw her lose a couple of her head to head battles and go from 1,160 overall to 2,634 overall. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom for Whitfield’s owners. He still has the 100+ score to count this week in his rolling average and if he doesn’t show improvement then you can trade him to Sam Mayes next week and make approximately $100K in the process. Ironically, I do not have Whitfield in my team. You’re breaking up a happy home Whitfield…lift your game!

GWS pair Lachie Plowman (24, $175,500 & BE 57) and Jonathan Patton (15, $198,200, BE 35) did not provide a healthy return for the coaches who went out of their way and spent the extra money to get them into their teams. Patton’s ACL injury is season ending and Plowman is averaging a mere 35 and likely to drop in value this week. It’s time to offload these two.

After cracking the ton in Round 2, Jaeger O’Meara (54, $180,000 & BE -52) could only manage 54 dreamteam points in the Q Clash after collecting 15 disposals and laying 1 tackle. O’Meara had his fair share of time on the ball but just couldn’t get anywhere near it. It’s fair to expect more from Jaeger given his ability, so just mark it down as an off game and expect him to improve significantly against the Power this week. Sam Dwyer (51, $141,600 & BE -57) also scored poorly but still managed to contribute on the field. He should hold his spot but I fear that he may cop the green vest this week after Fasolo showed good form when he came on in the third quarter. With a green vest looming and Krakouer and Didak gaining fitness in the VFL, Dwyer’s days appear numbered. Lets hope he plays a good game against Richmond this week!

Round 3’s NAB Rising Star, Jed Anderson (67, $144,800 & BE -35) is a fierce competitor who loves throwing his body in at the contest, just ask Scott Pendlebury. His pace is an asset to the Hawks and he’ll be in their best 22 for a while yet so for those coaches who have him, do not worry about his job security in the short term.

I can’t explain why Brett Goodes (48, $185,200 & BE -21) had such a bad game last weekend. He wasn’t tagged and he didn’t look tired. Goodes stats included 7 kicks, 7 handballs, 4 marks, no tackles and no goals. Even after his poor Round 3 performance, I’ll be starting Goodes on my field this week.

I missed the boat on Mark Blicavs (45, $138,400 & BE -20) as I never thought he’d play more than two games. He’s continuing to prove me wrong and contribute on the field so for those coaches that have him on their ruck bench, enjoy the steady earnings. Luke Brown (16, $163,800 & BE 7) was very poor in the Showdown and is likely to be dropped. He collected only 6 disposals, had no tackles and was given the run around by Chad Wingard. Trade!

Two Gamers

Sam Rowe (68, $108,500 & BE -63) stood up against the Cats and was named in the best players for the Blues after his ability to compete very well in both the forward line and in the ruck. He managed 10 touches, 4 marks, 9 hitouts, 2 tackles and 2 goals. It will be very interesting to see who Carlton name as Kreuzer replacement. If Casboult gets the nod then Rowe will get more time in the ruck but if Warnock is named, he could be a stay at home forward thus facing All Australian full back Darren Glass this weekend. His job security and DPP does it for me though. Having the option to swap, say Cox and Rowe will become priceless down the track.

Dean Terlich (75, $102,700 & BE -70) was pretty good against West Coast after amassing 13 kicks, 8 handballs, 2 marks and 4 tackles. Terlich has the lowest breakeven of any other player on the bubble this week and he’s projected to increase in value by $58,300. He has been one of Melbourne’s better players in the past two rounds and I suspect that he will continue to score well as the Dees face GWS, Brisbane, Carlton and Gold Coast over the next four weeks.

Brad Crouch (63, $108,500 & BE -61) had little influence in last weekend’s Showdown but still managed to score a respectable 63 dreamteam points. News of Nathan Van Berlo’s injury means that a prominent in and under Crow midfielder is out for the next 4-6 weeks. Expect Crouch to play more on the ball than he has done in the past two rounds. Crouch is a safe trade option for coaches looking for a quality midfield reserve.

I really rate Jack Hutchins (73, $108,500 & BE -57), it’s just a shame for dreamteam coaches that he’s going to burst his bubble so early in the season. He’s an honest footballer who wins more than his fair share of one on ones. Hutchins will continue to score around the 65 mark in each game making him a handy backup defender. Callum Sinclair (68, $105,300 & BE -53) still appears a bit green even though he performed well against the Demons in Round 3. He has very good ruck skills and can take a big grab up forward but his job security is still a concern with Lycett waiting in the wings (not to mention Naitanui). If you’re deciding between Rowe and Sinclair…go with Rowe.

Jack Frost (36, $89,300 & BE -31) is about as useful as Barry Hall’s boundary riding…please don’t hurt me Barry. He doesn’t attack the loose ball and he was beaten in numerous one on one contests. After copping the red vest in the game against the Hawks it appears that Frost is on thin ice (no pun intended). Marcus Davies (36, $105,600 & BE -8) wasn’t even worse than Frost. Davies doesn’t win enough footy so stay away!

One Gamers

Sam Mayes (95, $152,200 & BE -100) was exceptional. In his first game of AFL footy he had 15 kicks, 6 handballs, 10 marks, 2 tackles and was very, very composed. He played on a wing and was shown no respect from his Suns opponents. Even if he has an average game this week against the Roos, lock him in for a Round 5 trade cause the kid can play. Nathan Wright (69, $102,700 & BE -77) was another debutant that caught my attention last weekend. He wasn’t as prolific as Mayes but with Pittard and Stevenson’s recent substandard scores, he looms as an early downgrade option. Wright had 8 kicks, 14 handballs, 2 marks and 3 tackles playing off half back. He’ll have his hands full against the lively Bombers forward line this week but it will be a good test for him and hopefully he rises to the challenge.

I really rate Michael Evans (58, $108,500 & BE -52) but he looks like a lazy footballer to me. The defensive aspect of his game is poor and he relies on too much ‘easy’ outside ball. On the plus side, Evans runs hard to space but only when the Dees have possession and I suspect that he’ll have a day out against GWS this week. If Evans can win the hard ball and lay a few more tackles then he’ll need to be considered.

Against a young GWS team, Tom Lee (45, $108,500 & BE -26) was pretty disappointing. Yes it was his first game but he just didn’t work hard enough in my opinion. He managed a goal in the third quarter and that’s about all he did. If you’ve got Lee then I’m afraid it’s a long and patient road ahead. Elliott Kavanagh (39, $165,900 & BE 20) was also pretty very average. He struggled in the wet conditions and got little outside ball. I suspect that Kavanagh will be dropped this week to make way for either Jetta or Winderlich.

Notable mentions to Taylor Duryea (56, $108,500 & BE -48) and Dylan Buckley (22, $108,500 & BE 20). Duryea managed to limit Sam Dwyer’s influence on the game but he made a lot of unforced errors when he had the footy in hand. Pocket dynamo Buckley provided a small spark when he was subbed on in the second quarter but he won very little football in the second half. In my opinion, there are far better rookie options than these two. Pass.

Keep Your Eye On

Joe Daniher – Paddy Ryder’s suspension may give Daniher the green light to make his debut this week. Daniher has played 2 games in the VFL and in both games he has been named in Bendigo’s best players. He’s an excellent mark and is the perfect part time ruckman. I don’t expect his average to blow us away but if he gets an opportunity this week, expect him to have a big game against a smaller Saint’s backline.

Will Sierakowski – The Kangaroo’s poor form will result in a few selection changes this week and I’m confident that Sierakowski will feature somewhere in the 22. He was named as an emergency for the Kangaroos numerous times last year so he’s been there abouts for a while. In the VFL last weekend opposed to Alan Didak, Sierakowski was named in the bests after collecting 26 possessions, 10 marks and kicking 3 goals. He deserves a chance at senior level.

Sam Kerridge – In Round 2 of the SANFL, Kerridge gathered 30 touches, took 6 marks, laid a whopping 10 tackles and bobbed up for a goal. This performance saw Kerridge named as ‘first’ emergency for the Crows and thus was held back from any Round 3 SANFL action. With Van Berlo out for the next month and other team changes on the cards, Kerridge should be given a go even if it’s in a green vest. Once Kerridge gains a bit of confidence at AFL level then I think he will be a handy asset for the Crows.

Previously mentioned rookies that are on the cusp of senior football include Jackson Macrae and Jake Stringer. Both should be named to play in Round 4 after they dominated in the VFL last weekend. Stringer kicked a bag of 5 goals (4 in a quarter) and Macrae had 27 possessions, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals.

Got a question? Ask me on Twitter @JeppaDT.

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    April 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Need more trades!!

    Leaning towards:
    Zorko > Westoff
    Mumford > Rowe

    Also thinking
    Currie > Rowe
    Armstrong > Terlich
    Karnezis/Patton > Rowe/Sinclair/Neade

    A lot of patching up to be done!

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      April 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Zorko westy is a good trade

      I’d get rid of patton for rowe bonus with dpp
      karnezis is an outside chance of playing this week.

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      April 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I am going Zorko to Westhoff and Kruezer to Rowe. There is still so much money to be made from Westhoff and Kruezer to Rowe will allow me to upgrade Blicavs to Goldstein next week and Embley to Hodge next week. I would say option 1. Save patton for Mayes next week and hopefully Karnezis will play this round.

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      April 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      westhoff has versed the easy teams and versed the crows where he allways does well

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        April 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Westhoff’s breakeven is still -20 and he is playing the Suns this week, lots of cash up for grabs.

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    April 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm


    I was wondering what people think about whether I should upgrade Stefan martin to Goldstein. which would leave me with Goldstein, luey, blicavs and rowe as my rucks and cox in the forward line as dpp. 60000 in the bank after trade

    Or keep martin one more week lose around 15k and trade whitfield to crouch on the bubble. My mid rooks are whitfield, wines, viney, jones and omeara. whitfield set to go up by 33000 and crouch 52000

    I am already trading zorko to westoff

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      April 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Goldstein trade makes more sense. Can always get crouch next week If whitfields BE increases to much

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        April 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        cheers I thought so too

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Trying to figure out what rooks to play on the field this week.

    DEF : Terlich or Pittard
    Mid : Viney Or Omera
    FWD : Rowe, Dwyer or Macaffer (if he is named)

    Any suggestions?


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      April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      DEF : Terlich
      Mid : Omeara
      FWD : Rowe depends if Warnock comes in and watch out for Dwyer sub

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        April 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm


        Why do u think omeara over viney?

        Im thinking Rowe even if warnock comes in. Scared that dwyer will get the vest

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      April 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      hard to forsee rookies but in my opinion Terlich (Melbourne have to win against GWS and terlich scored 75 in a losing side last week)
      I have the same problem with Viney and O’meara but choosing O’meara just because I think he’ll bounce back after a low score.. See what happens with the FWD probably Rowe because Macaffer and Dwyer are unlikely to play.. if Dwyer plays i’d choose him

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    Shinboner Spirit

    April 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    What do people make of Ablett’s injury, he said in a recent article he should be right by the weekend but not sure if this will affect his scoring.

    Have gone
    Ablett –> Pendles
    Karnezis –> LeCras

    Or would it be more beneficial keeping Ablett in my side and getting in rookies?

    Kommer –> Crouch
    Daw –> Rowe

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      April 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Rookies !! don’t miss the boat …

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Is ablett injured

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      Shinboner Spirit

      April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      has an injured hand

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      Albert Lloyd

      April 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Hand issue, reason he had 0 marks last week.

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I have gone ablett > moloney. With all the extra trades this year you can afford to trade out falling premiums to rookies on the bubble, bank the cash, use some of it for upgrades in the coming weeks and get the premium back when they are ripe.

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Would of been worth 65k more doing this trade 1 week ago :p but Moloney will rise 30 and ablett will drop 30 plus ablett’s mysterious injury this week.. so good trade

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    If Macaffer plays this week what price roughly will he go up to likewise with Dwyer?

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    Shinboner Spirit

    April 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    team looks like this

    MID: Swan, Ablett, Cotchin, Swallow, Fyfe, Moloney, Wines, O’Meara (Viney, Kommer)

    FWD: Martin, Kennedy, Cox, Rockliff, Neade, Dwyer, (Karnezis, Macaffer)

    Ive got a bit of a gap in my FWD line, and I think LeCras is the perfect one to fill that gap. unless I went Karnezis to Rowe instead of LeCras?

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Goodes, Stevenson, Pittard (Terlich, Heath)

    Swan, Ablett, Watson, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Wines, O’Meara, Viney (Kommer, Mitchell)

    Cox, Burger (Blicavs, Currie)

    Bartel, Rockliff, Zorko, Robinson, Kennedy, Neade (Macaffer, Dwyer)

    8K remaining

    Zorko to Hoff/Martin
    Kommer/Mitchell to Crouch 16k remaining
    Mitchell to Crouch
    Zorko to Rowe 355k remaining

    Then next week go Kommer to Mayes
    Macaffer/Dwyer to Buddy/Stevie J/Dusty based on prices

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      April 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Check if Mitchel is getting a game. He can only go up in value really. Kommer is 100% not playing, so may as well lose him.

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    Oliver Maher

    April 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    My team as it stands:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Heppell, Goodes, Pittard (Stevenson, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Cotchin, Danger, Moloney, Wines, Viney, O’Meara (Kommer, Mitchell)

    RUC: Cox, Leuenberger (Blicavs, Currie)

    FWD: Franklin, Kennedy, Zorko, Rockliff, Martin, Macaffer (Neade, Dwyer)

    I want to dump Zorko this week and I really like the looks of Sam Mayes despite him only playing one game. Also who to get rid of out of Kommer and Mitchell?

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      April 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I was thinking the same. It might be worth while bringing Mayes in a week early simply to field as a better fwd rookie.

      Dwyer chance for vest/omission.
      Caff not guaranteed a spot.
      Patton out for season.
      Rowe not guaranteed a position, or could be stuck on your Ruck emergency (same w Sinclair)
      Even Neade isnt a 100% guarantee to play.

      Worst case scenario, might be forced to pull the trigger and bring him in.

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        April 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm

        Yeah, I really rate Mayes, so I should go:

        Zorko -> Mayes

        Then who of Kommer or Mitchell -> Crouch ??

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      get rid of Mitchell Kommer will still make you money next week his break even is negative. Mitchell got demoted to rookie list so might as well get rid of him now.

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        April 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

        Well Kommer won’t make you anything next week since he’s suspended for 2 weeks, but either way you’d be better to get rid of Mitchell since the only way he’s coming back in the next 3 weeks is for another LTI.

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    April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Tricky one this week.
    I have gone Zorko->JJK & Patton->Rowe leaving $374k in the kitty to bring in Rockliff next week by selling Dwyer, Macaffer or Daniher. Thoughts? Iv’e heard Daniher might be a chance now Ryder is out for 3.

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      April 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Yep, your trades are fine, gotta trade out Patton / zorko. Daniher may get a game this week like you said, & if he doesnt Someone like mayes could be the way to go.Def fix up non -playing players.

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    April 17, 2013 at 4:44 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

    Currently have gone Patton to Rowe and Mitchell to Crouch. Now have $110,700

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Pav to westhoff and Patton to Rowe

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        April 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        Pavs looking at a serious loss and westhoff is looking at a +50k cash rise, its a simple game

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    April 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I see a lot of people talking about sideways trades.. this article is about rookies, as you can see there are a LOT to choose from at this point in the season.. Rookies are your main cash cows and even low scoring rookies can easily make you 100k+ in a few weeks. If mids/premiums are under-performing, now is the time to give them another chance and prioritise making sure you have the rookies in your side that are going to make your future trades a lot easier !! S. Rowe is expected to increase 54k next week, terlich 58k.. if you don’t have guys like this in your side get them in before you start trading ablett for swallow etc … even if swallow gets 150 this week he isn’t going to rise more then the cash guys like terlich will make you in the next few weeks.. getting the rookie cash cows correct now, brings you the extra cash to trade in the superstars down the track. In my opinion we are still in the stage of the season where rookies and cash generation should be #1 priority. Unless you have some serious issues in your team, keep this in mind people !

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Very well said.

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        April 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        I usually agree, but this week I’ve gone GAJ to westhoff via rocky’s DPP and Currie >luenberger. This should save me about 20k on GAJ and +50k minimum from Westhoff, and 30+k profit on luenberger. My first priority is still rookies, but I will be bringing mayes and nathan wright in next week on the bubble.

        Priorities are rookies, but if you see the potential for a large cash upgrade that you wont have another chance to jump on, that may also be an option.

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          April 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

          I’ve done the same traded out GAJ for Westhoff. Can’t argue with saving 25k on injured Gary and making 50k on the hoff who will most likely score 100 as opposed to a rookie making 50k but scoring 60. Now lets both watch GAJ score 150 this week :p

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    April 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    DEF: Gibbs, Heppell, Goddard, Hartlett, Goodes, Terlich (Stevenson, frost)
    MID: Pendles, Ablett, Danger, Fyfe, Moloney, Wines, O’meara, Viney (Jones, Kommer)
    RUC: Cox, Griffin (Blicavs, Rowe)
    FWD: Martin, Rockliff, JJK, Bartel, Robinson, Neade (Dwyer, Macaffer)
    $225,000 leftover

    This week: Traded pittard for terlich to pocket a bit of cash and get terlich on bubble. Traded out Daw for Rowe. Hoping Dwyer, Macaffer and Frost all play ! (unlikely), in which case I make 650k team profit next week, either way bring on the trades ! Probably going to bring in Swallow next week, Then swan week after once he drops a bit further, then cotchin.
    Thoughts ?

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      crouch a better option for long term cash generation then rowe but im guessing u went with rowe because the number of ruckmen who can generate cash is limited. am i right?

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        April 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        nah went Rowe because I don’t want to trade out any of my mid rookies, they are all making good cash even kommer will still go up a bit more next week. as opposed to daw on my ruc bench who isn’t making money any time soon.. BUT , ive just changed my mind im going to miss the boat with Rowe and trade in westhoff for ablett and pick ablett back up next week when its almost a sideways trade.
        Not enough trades !! haha

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          April 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

          kommer not playing for 2 weeks due to suspension. crouch will make you 100k in the 2weeks kommer is sitting it out and then i question whether he will get spot back in bombers side with some returning injured players.u go with the sideways trade you potentially miss out on Mayes and N.Wright (rookies on the bubble next week). Some further food for thought

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    April 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    This week I’ve done these trades…
    Currie -> Sinclair
    Kitchell -> Hutchins (Goodes DPP)

    I’m concerned about the Hutchins trade because it forces me to start Goodes on my midfield bench. I also have Terlich and either Pittard or Hutchins starting on field in my backline. Thoughts?

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    April 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hey lads who should i play on ground, I need to pick 2 out of terlich,stevenson and pittard. cheers

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Stevenson and Terlich.

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        April 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

        +1 I reckon you should play all your Melb rookies. They are playing GWS so should score better than usual.

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    April 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    if karnezis plays will should really keep him right? or get rid of him nevertheless?

    ive gone kommer>crouch and varcoe>lecras. crouch for me is a must have and with vanberlo out for a month he should me more prolific for the crows.

    waht do you reckon?

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      April 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      he has an achievable BE and if he goes down in proce not by more than $5K so if you have to get rid of other guy (Kruezer) then trade karnezis next week

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    April 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Alright boys:

    DEF: GIbbs, Heppell, Goddard, Hartlett, Terlich, Armstrong (Stvenson, Pittard)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Wines, Molony, Monfries, Whitfield, Goodes, (Viney, Dwyer)
    RUC: Kreuzer, Jacobs (Blivacs, Daw)
    FWD: J. J. Kennedy, Cox, Rockliff, Bartel, Chapman, Neade (Macaffer, Karnezis)
    $143,500 in the kitty

    This week I’ll be looking to trade get rid of Kreuz and Armstrong but to who? Here’s my options:
    1. Armstrong > Hanley
    Kreuzer > Rowe (Bring Cox in rucks)
    $229,000 left
    2. Armstrong > Mullet (DPP with goodes)
    Kreuzer > Westoff (DPP with Cox)
    $15,700 left

    Curretly going with option 2 with a bit less cash but more points.

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    April 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Should i trade:
    1. dangerfield for hodge
    2. Vlastuin for terlich
    3. zorko for westhoff

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      April 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      2 & 3

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    April 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Help please!

    1st Trade (confirmed pretty much) Zorko-Hoff
    2nd Trade-Either Kommer to Crouch
    -Kommer Out DPP switch with Goodes down back and bring in Hutchins

    Don’t know which one to do. Leaning towards Crouch trade but opinions appreciated

  22. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Wat do u think team is better plz tell me thoughts

    Def: Goddard,Gibbs,heppel,goodes,Stevenson,Terlich (pittard,Heath)

    Mids: swan,ablett,cotchin,pendlebury,hodge,molony,wines,o’meara (viney,k.mitchell)

    Ruck: cox,Berger (blicavs,naismith)

    Fwds: hoff,bartel,rockliff,wright,jjk,Dwyer (macaffer,neade)


    Def: Goddard,Gibbs,heppel,goodes,Stevenson,Terlich (pittard,Heath)

    Mid: swan,ablett,cotchin,pendlebury,danger,wines,o’meara,viney (kommer,k.mitchell)

    Ruck: cox,Berger (blicavs,Naismith)

    Fwds: hoff,bartel,rockliff,Stevie j,Dwyer (neade,macaffer)

    Can u tell me the best option and thoughts thanks

    • Modern Marvels

      Modern Marvels

      April 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I like team 1, cause you get an extra fwd.

      • Jack


        April 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

        Na sorry I forgot jjk

  23. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Danger –> hodge this week good or bad choice

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      Proven Power

      April 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      i think it’s smarter than trading mitchell –> crouch. hodge could(50/50 for me) get back to premo premo stats this year and a BE of 1 for a 50kish turn around with 100k in the pocket, can’t be bad…

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    April 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Which option? Please take note which players i will forfeit trading in by choosing one option over another.

    1. Kommer>Hodge & Varcoe>Rowe
    2. Kommer>Crouch & Varcoe>Le cras
    3. Varcoe>Westhoff & Karnezis>Sinclair, which gives me enough $ to get Mayes the following week by trading out Daw dpp, though could always trade out Kommer as well using the dpp link. However he would only have to serve one more week so then again it is probably worth hanging on to him. Also, it might be wet in sunny Queensland this week….hmm

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      April 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Option 1

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    April 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    who should i trade out, if any,

    liberatore to a premo
    pittard to a rookie (like hutchins)
    stevenson to rookie

    i have $266,200 cash

  26. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    What bout pittard —> Hutchins

  27. Jakey K

    Jakey K

    April 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    what 2 rookies on the field out of whitfield viney or omeara

    • Jack


      April 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      O’meara and viney coz dees play gws

  28. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Who should I have on the field out of o’meara and viney

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      April 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      o’meara every day

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    April 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    hey what do people think about these people

    Sam Mayes and Callum Sinclair both want to trade in

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      April 17, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Mayes – looks good but give him another week since he has only played one game.

      Sinclair – I don’t rate him I think Rowe is the better option.

  30. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Who will play more games out of Hutchins and Jack Frost

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      April 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      On current form you would think Hutchins, Frost looked terrible last week.

  31. Jack


    April 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Is dropping pittard to Hutchins a good idea

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      April 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      IMO yes that is a bad idea, I’d personally definatly be keeping pittard he’s still got a lot of upside..

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    April 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Quick Question: I’ve traded Mummy down to Berger in the ruck which now leaves me enough cash to trade Kommer up to Hodge.. Do you think this is a good move or should I just go Kommer to Crouch and bank a bit extra to spend later on upgrades in a few rounds.. thoughts?

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      April 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

      If you have some decent cash being made elsewhere in your squad, I’d be tempted to take the instant points increase Hodge will give you.

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        April 18, 2013 at 12:21 am

        I’ve pretty much got ever rookie that you would want at the moment so I’m thinking I’ll go for hodge.. thanks Tex.

  33. NoNonsense


    April 18, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I bought in Suban last week, thinking he’d maintain his good average for his price. He did increase 23K. Should I keep him?? I also traded in Max Bailey who flopped as well. Should I keep him?? Both had tough opponents las t week. If not then how about the following
    Suban to Terlich
    Bailey to Rowe / Sinclair (probably Rowe)
    Still have Karnezis on the bench to trade the week after to Mayes.
    277K in the bank at the moment. Above trades should leave me with about 560K.
    Thought anyone??

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      April 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Make the two trades your considering. Bailey and Suban are not two players you want in our DT. Those twos rookies are going to make you a lot of cash in the long run and at the same time I wouldn’t be surprised if they averaged just as much if not more then Bailey and Suban in the mean time.

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    April 18, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Is it too early to consider the following trades if i can afford them all?*
    given that the tradouts rise in parallel with the tradins
    M jones>mullet

  35. Jack


    April 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Thoughts on GAJ to a.swallow this week good call or bad call

    • Jack


      April 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Or pittard to Hutchins

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