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Trigger Happy: Round 18

Sideways trades are the flavour of the month as starting players get culled at the sight of an injury. Not many weeks to go until we’re at finals so desperate times cause for desperate measures!

The weeks are getting less and the scores are getting bigger. Finished teams and sideways trading galore. Someone gets suspended? Trade them out. Someone else gets suspended? Trade them out and trade back  in the previous suspended player!TriggerHappy


Carnage Watch

Lady Luck was kind to us last week. There were late outs but apart Sam Mitchell, most of the fantasy relevant players  dodged those bullets and there were likely fewer FMDT’s were yelled at screens around Australia. We left the cursing to the Australian Cricket team.

This week the teams have once again been kind to us with no major outs apart from injured/suspended players so it’s all about strengthening your team if you dodged those bullets. Late outs? well the top 6 teams all have very-to-relatively hard matches so any late outs are likely to be genuine and with Collingwood dropping a game last week, they need a win and % more than Cameron Ling needs a soul, so won’t play silly buggers with the team.




See ya later Brett Goodes and Pearce Hanley. With a small amount of change both can be turned into any other backman you want.


Trent ‘The Cannon’ McKenzie $399, 300 b/e 59. Tbetta’s boy. Has been super consistent  throughout the season with only 2 scores under 80 ( and his lowest in round 14 – the round I last recommended him). Only owned by 4% of coaches at the moment so also a good POD.  I personally brought him into my team in round 6 as a bridging trade and he’s still there.

Ricky ‘Dicky’ Henderson $391,100 b/e 13 A late season bolter with a role change – battled a vest  or 2 earlier in the season but now has a 3 rd average of 109. Even if you dont keep him long term, he’ll make you some cash at least. Buyer beware – playing Freo at Paterson’s Lockdown so hope he doesn;t disappoint. Also has fwd DPP and a handy link with Staker.


Richard Tambling – Never thought he would grace my pages – but there you go. At $200k and a b/e of -22 he’s a genuine cash cow. Will he keep playing? who knows or cares! makes $34k this week and averages 78 in his 2 games. Another Brandon Ellis?


Blayne Wilson $108,500 b/e -62 – Looks like my boys are going to put the cue in the rack for 2013. Beau Waters has been shipped off for surgery and an early holiday, I don’t think we’ll see NicNat again, so might be time to consider a rookie Wilson. On the bubble, Wilson looked far from our worst player against the Saints before he was dropped in rd 11 so may get an extended run this season. Absolute gold having a D8 playing.



No significant outs in teams means little trading here. Adam Carter  is the most traded in Mid and like Wilson, may get an extended run in the eagles first team. Jeppa explains it way better than me.

So Carter comes in and the resulting cash gets spent everywhere else but the mids……




Like I suggested last week, Naitanui has a nagging groin complaint and has been given the flick this week. I’m not sure how much more we will see of him this year, So I suggest you also give him the flick ASAP. Brodie Grundy ($107,200) plays his 1st game this weekend which may be enough to spend the extra $18k  than an $89k rook. A sideways trade to Ben ‘Big Boy’ McEvoy ($362,900 b/e 75) wouldn’t be the worst trade ever.




Bartel out. Stevie J in. simple.

As per usual I will advocate trying to find a way to hold the other JimBob.  Yes he has had a lean patch, but last time he went without a ton in 3 games, he then went to ton up in 4/5 games after. Has scored the 3rd  most points of any forward too. He was due a rest anyway.

Operation #GetStevieJ is getting a bit on the nose now. If we wasn’t averaging 120 he may be on a few ‘never again’ lists. Likely has the record for the ‘most trades used on a player’ this year!


Nick Riewoldt $466,300 b/e 86  has to be considered if you need to upgrade a forward this week. Second most points and second highest average. Looking ahead, he doesn’t go too well against his next 3 though, averaging 68 against Geelong (May have been an injury affected 29 in there),  67 against Brisbane and 88 against Hawthorn (all averages in the last 3 games vs each team). Joe Daniher ($143,200 b/e -52) has finally been picked, but I think everyone has already traded him in…..


Stubby’s Holders and Folders

Jimmy Bartel – It’s only one week! he would of been rested anyway! – HOLD

Tom Mitchell – in the top 10 traded out? He’s great M9 cover! HOLD

 Nic Naitanui – Those 2 dreaded letters “OP” are being bandied round again – in cotton wool for you mate – FOLD 

Brent Macaffer – While i have been advocating he be held the last couple of weeks,  his last 2 rounds of 66 and 48 hasn’t really helped my case. A Good trade option if you are trying to  hold Bartel – FOLD



The Ty Vickery Award


The contenders this week…


Jarryd Roughead was a popular in due to playing the bulldogs in Tassie. Some even thought about whacking the C on him. 79 points just didnt cut it. no 100 in 3 games now (close with 96 though)

Nick Malceski – The Eski was a popular in to help strengthen backlines coming off back 2 back 100’s. Thought he was going to run riot against the eagles at Paterson’s playground, but instead got a leg injury and a frustrating 64.

but the winner is….



It was only a matter of time until this man gets this gong! While Stants didn’t exactly stink it up with 80 points, he had big expectation to go big against the young Giants and would of caused a few headaches for coaches if they whacked the C on him! Only his 4th score under 100 for the year so has actually been pretty consistent. I still don’t trust him.







Running Review


Another solid week for The Running Man with 2333 and up to 1313 overall. Plenty of POD’s coming to the fore with good scores with McKenzie, Masten and Cotchin. This week will be holding Bartel, downgrading Sauce Jacobs to a $89k rookie and using the cash to upgrade Hrovat to Scooter Selwood. Happy to bring him in straight away as he wouldn’t of stopped running with his thumb injury so will be up to speed straight away. Liking Pendles as captain this week, but may go to Swan after a couple of Friday night drinks…….


Good luck this week.

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    July 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Apologies posting twice but added another thought

    Have a full team and good bench cover.

    But need to get rid of Hanley and goodes.

    backline is God, Hep, Gibbo, Hibberd, Ibbo, (hanley)

    trade hanley to either – McKenzie or enright?

    Goodes in mids.

    Mids are Swan, Ablett, Pendles, Priddis, Barlow, Cotchin, stanton and titchell (who is going to be bench cover)

    thinking of bringing beams or scooter in for goodes as money is no issue

    your thoughts? cheers

    have $290,000 before i do trades.

    • Deztroyer


      July 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      enright and beams

  2. Deztroyer


    July 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    do i:
    goodes – grimes
    (putting hanley on bench, then when he comes back grimes will be D7)
    crouch – jwood


    hanley – mckenzie/enright or malceski
    crouch – jwood


    goodes – mckenzie/enright or malceski
    crouch – carter
    (this gives me a nice 358k to upgrade 2 next week to premos)

  3. Deztroyer


    July 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    how rude of me….

    great read as always jimmy

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    July 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    So many things to consider. Do you take a risk and go for a POD or play it safe? Im starting to be convinced that Henderson might be a good option. I have 232k in the bank and the following team.

    Def: Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Johnson, Hartlett, Terlich (Staker, Clisby)
    Mid: Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Barlow, Ebert, Cotchin, Swallow, ROK (Mitchell, Colquhoun)
    Ruck: Cox, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Currie)
    Fwd: Johnson, Rockliff, Kennedy, Martin, Cloke, Zorko (Mcaffer, Daniher)

    At the moment i am leaning towards trading McAffer to Henderson and moving Zorko to F7. This should hopefully strengthen my forwards and it also allows some DPP flexibility with Staker.

    As for the 2nd trade im thinking Terlich to McKenzie.

    Thoughts on these trades??

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    July 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Goodes and Hanley injuries setting me back 2 unwanted trades just before finals is a real pain.

    Thinking Goodes to Ricky this week, and with Dalziell to deal with, would I be foolish to try and hold Hanley until his hopeful return against GWS rd 21? Ellis will be covering him so it’s no big loss assuming no further backline injuries (ha).

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      I’m keeping Hanley an extra week… I had nothing left to do next week, but wanted a double MID upgrade this week. Like you, I have cover. Clisby DEF EMG doesn’t fill me with confidence tho!

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    July 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Not sure why??? But no DT Talk article has mention JPK- Whether he is a possible trade in after 51pts in the first quarter, or a disgrace with only 49 in the next three is irrelevant.

    Just puzzled to why no one mentioned him.

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      July 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      your little secret mate!

      I personally think there are just better options available.

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        July 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        Ok, nice article though JimmyBob! Great read as always

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          July 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

          JPK is only relevant in that other fantasy game that some people play

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            July 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

            He just doesn’t get the easy marks for a good DT game. I’ve had him all year, because there’s always a bigger problem to deal with. A couple 100’s means and a good BE means he’ll be staying for a little while yet.

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            July 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

            I’ve had him since the start… he became Barlow a few minutes ago. Good riddance!

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        July 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

        I’ve had him since start of the season and always been frustrated just always had other trades to make ahead of him

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    July 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Need to bring in a forward and it is out of Cloke or Josh Kennedy. Leaning towards Kennedy but everyone has him so thinking Cloke might be better. Thoughts?

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    DEF:Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Enright, Ibbotson, Grimes (Hanley, Clisby)
    MID:Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Stanton, Barlow, Jack, Priddis, Cotchin (Mitchell, McKenzie)
    RUC:Cox, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Blicavs)
    FWD: Johnson, Bartel, Martin, Kennedy, Rockliff, Naitanui (Macaffer, Staker)

    40k remaining I was thinking of using some DPP and going Blicavs to Daniher and Macaffer to Riewoldt and throw Nic Nat on my ruck bench which leaves me with 90k. I will get rid of Hanley/Nic Nat next week. Thought on trades or improvements??

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Nah, your team’s awesome

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    johnny fontane

    July 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    i think playing freo is the best thing henderson could have hoped for. zone defense so lots of backwards chipping.

    armfield will go straight to mckenzie and he’ll score around 50pts. you heard it here first. he may be a good option going forward but has a nightmare matchup this week.

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      July 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      I think armfield will go to harbrow and mitch robinson will play on mckenzie, but i do agree that carlton will restrict mazkenzie to how much i reckon 60-70.

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I know that some people are not getting responses for posting their teams in the my teams sections, but i find it annoying that people are posting their teams into other sections like calvins captain/ trigger happy. TURN IT UP.

    • Deztroyer


      July 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm


  11. Deztroyer


    July 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    what about cornes for and upgrade for crouch?

    he has been consistent

    thoughts @jimmy

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      July 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      a 107.5 average suggests thats a great move. He’s pretty consistent but only 1 x 100 in the last 4 games. i think you can throw a blanket over him, ROK, Griffen and Stanton. they all have their pros and cons. I personally like Scooter over them.

      • Deztroyer


        July 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        so would you pick jwood over corners?

        due to current form and fixtures coming up?

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          July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

          yep – hes in hot form

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Great work JimBob totally agree with you, i’ll add boyd to that equation as well. I would have scooter/boyd ahead of those just mentioned.

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Good job on the article
    Had a laugh at the DT live talk about the draw with Bombers finally playing Hawks
    West Coast play Maggies 1st time in r22 – go figure….

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    which FWD bench cover would you use to Bartel? Zorko or Staker?

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      July 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Staker. stakes points have been trending up, zorkos have been trending down. Follow the trend. Why do you still have Zorko?

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Ah, as always Jimbob manages to make me reconsider my trades!

    I was thinking of Hanley > McKenzie. But since I still have 6 infield “premos” this week

    Godd, HepD, Gibbs, Eski, Terlich, Hartlett (Hanley, Clisby)

    Wilson & Tambling have got my interest. I have a nice healthy kitty in the bank already, but would love to have a huge financial edge going into finals.

    Is this strategy a waste? am I better off having just getting in another premium defender. So called premo defenders give my the poos.

  16. Burger


    July 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Love your work JimBob – I’m bringing in the Cannon this week. You can’t tag a bloke that kicks the pill to himself at kick ins!

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    July 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Bring in McKenzie/Grimes down back or switch Staker back there and bring in Stokes or another FWD (tempted to bring Buddy back haha)

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      July 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Haha bombers have a habit of playing Buddy into form. Vaguely remember they did it last year.

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        July 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

        Haha yeah true. Don’t like seeing him match up against Carlisle though after his matches against North (thompson) and Melbourne (frawley). Key defenders have it on him so far.

        Who do you rate out of McKenzie and Grimes?

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          July 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

          I rate McKenzie. I think GCS are a chance against Carlton (I even tipped them). Melbourne are just shite, very difficult for players to score tonnes.

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            johnny fontane

            July 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

            i’m a carlton fan so i may be biased. but there’s no chance carlton loses to gold coast. gold coast are beating decent teams because their opposition mentally places them in the same boat as GWS and gives 50% intensity. carlton isn’t good enough to take anyone for granted so (much like adelaide a couple weeks ago) will give 100% intensity to this game and win comfortably. mckenzie will be a nonfactor this week. good player but cartlon are a very negative team under malthouse.

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            July 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

            Carlton lost to them last year, and the Suns are a LOT better this year. Blues aren’t. Game over.

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            johnny fontane

            July 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

            haha if collingwood treated the GC game like a final they would have won 50pts+. GC wins come because teams dont respect them. carlton will respect them, and beat them the way they’ve beaten all the bad teams this year

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    July 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I’m also still torn on getting in either Murphy (cheap as chips) Cotch (coming home like a dream train) or Nroo (rare proven fwd performer) or JJK ( why the $&#@ did I trade you out). All of which are luxury trades resulting with either Titch or Nicholls on field.

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      July 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      I got Cotch three weeks ago and hes pumped it for me and I got Murphy last week who I reckon will come good. JJK is killing it, they’re playing WB so I’d get him back in.

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        July 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

        I can only do one, unless I keep Hanley on the bench (I have enough cover). At most two.

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          July 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

          I’d go Cotchin over Murphy and JJK over Reiwoldt

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          johnny fontane

          July 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

          murphy is better option this week, but freo next week could mean he cops crowley tag (so 55pts). cotchin is better going forward. cotchin if money is no issue, but murph better value for money.

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    July 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    A conundrum many will face with Bartel on the pine. Field Buddy or Staker?

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      My FWDs are awash with quality… have NRoo riding the pine with Staker at F8!

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    July 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I have gone n.riewoldt for naitanui my fwd line is now Nroo,stokes,kennedy,rockliff,martin,gray. Do i go nroo or someone else?

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      where is riewoldt in that list?

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        July 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm


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    Jack Higgins

    July 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Should I fold Titchell and hold Hutchings? Hutchings is averaging 89 and is killing. Plus Titchell is more expensive so I would be making more us of the cash.


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      July 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Titchell averages 100. Keep at M9.

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    Crow Me A River

    July 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hanley/Goodes to one of:

    1. Cotch/Hansen
    2. Masten/Daniher
    3. McKenzie/Henderson

    Either way I need to field Staker.

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    July 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve decided to go Robinson to Griffen and Hanley to Daniher for the week via DPP using Staker. Any thoughts on this?

    Could have afforded any midfielder but already have Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Priddis, Jack, Barlow, Ball, Mitchell (Robinsonson, Hrovat). Will then upgrade Ball or Priddis (maybe both next week) to Scooter and someone else?

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    So I have Nic Nat, Goodes Watson and Hanley to deal with
    Watson is casually sitting in the bench with O’Meara providing excellent cover.
    Have currently gone Nic Nat to Kreuzer via Cox and Goodes TBA. Currently between Gibbs, Hemderson and the Cannon. After Nic Nat trade can afford anybody cheaper and including Gibbs

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      And where are my manners, cheers the the awesome read mate, much appreciated

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        July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

        And I need to add Bartel to my list of outs

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Have to get Gibbs I think.

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    D: God, Hep, Gibbs, Hartlett, Ibbo, Hanley (Goodes, Webster)

    M: GAJ, Pig, ROK, Pendles, Swallow, Barlow, Priddis, Titch (Kennedy, Martin)

    R: Cox, Nicholls (Blicavs, Hall)

    F: SJ, Cloke, JJK, Martin, Rocky, Roo (Bartel, Staker)

    Any risk of Titchell not being named as he’s on the extended list? (even thought he’s been there the last few weeks)

    Thinking of either;

    Goodes>Daniher(DPP Staker)/Wilson




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      July 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      don’t get rid of bartel, he is only a week while goodes is the season, essentially if you have some carnage in your team and need to make 2 trades next week you can’t bring bartel back and he is a must have in your forward line going into finals

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        July 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        Yep that is what I’m leaning towards.

        Hanley>Ellis (Like his upside at this price)
        Goodes>Daniher(Staker DPP)

        Now I just pray that Titch is starting.

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Is money a problem, Kennedy>DaniherDPPBartel
      Hanley>Malceski/Enright, i think Ellis doesn’t do your backline justice

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        July 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        I can do that briby, which leaves me with $51k..
        The other trade leaves me with ~$300k though to play with next week..

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Not happy with Atley or Talia at the moment. But have Bartel, Hanley and Naitanui. My current trade is
    Hanley > Heppel
    Naitanui > Simpson
    Any other suggestions or roll with that?

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      July 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      As far as my options go i already have
      D: Goddard Hanley(>Heppell) Terlich
      D: Ibbotson Atley Talia

      R: Goldstein Naitanui (>Simpson)

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    thing of going goodes- hibberd and hanley- Enright/Ibbo however not sure which one. I only have 11.8k in the bank so Hibberd is a certain however I am unsure between Enright and Ibbo

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    No love for B.Ellis anyone??? Cheap as and could be a good POD.

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    July 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    DEF: GOddard, Heppel, Gibbs, Malceski, Hanely, Terlich (Clisby, Wilson)

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Pendles, Jack, Barlow, Ball, JPK, Jelwood (TMitchell, Hunter)

    RUC: Cox, Nicholls (Clarke, McBean)

    FWD: NReiwoldt, Stevie J, Rockliff, JKK, Stokes, Staker (Bartel, Rowe)

    $180k in the bank and need a league win this week

    Looking at either:

    Hanley to Mckenzie and Clisby to Henderson (to switch with Staker and bench staker) only issue is Henderson’s scoring against freo this week, but leaves me wit hexcellent bench cover


    Hanley to Mckenzie and TMitchell to Montagna (slot Ball or JPK onto bench as M9) leaves me with less cover but better scoring

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    July 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    staker or mayes at f6?

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