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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 9

The ship just pulled onto the shore and a pirate has stepped off. He’s off the rum this week so check it out!


I like Dane Swan in round nine because he has scored 123 and 117 in his last 2 games this year. He has smashed the Roos in the past with scores of 145, 99, 123, 148, 162, 123 and 117. OINK! Last week, Neale (151), Barlow (124), Mundy (121) and Fyfe (111) all scored well against the Kangas and that’s why I really like the original pig this week along with his team mate Scott Pendlebury who has been on fire with scores of 141, 77, 121, 135 and 118 in his last 5 to average 118 during this period.  Pendles has had 127, 126 and 124 in his last outings against this lot and will be great again. Don’t worry about this ‘injury’ we all hear about… I think he settled that last week.

I like Lachie Neale in round nine because he has had 151, 102, 131 and 125 in his last 4 this year. I don’t need to say anymore than that, the kid is on fire.

I like Steve Johnson in round nine because of the history he has against the Eagles. I hate his form that has seen him have just 1×100+ score this year, but like him because he has scored 168, 143 and 134 on the Eagles in his last 3, you won’t find much better than that.

I like Michael Barlow in round nine because Adelaide are one of his favourite teams to score on as he averages 111 against them over his career 8 games, with 6×100+ scores. He had 124 last week and 109 on the Crows last year. The jet is back!

I like David Armitage in round nine because he hasn’t put a foot wrong this year. He’s dropped off a little but still has 7×100+ scores straight. Jack Steven had 166 last week and is now the #1 ranked player over the last 3 weeks with a pig like average of 135. He has 0x100+ scores on the Lions in his last 3, but based on his form, he’ll break that trend this week.

I like Brandon Ellis in round nine because he has been quietly tearing it up with scores of 117 and 127 in his last couple this year. He had 123 and 104 on the Bombers last year and will dominate based on these numbers just like Brett Deledio who I also like in round nine because has had scored 111 and 137 in his last two. Only 84 and 63 in his last efforts against Essendon but he’s in form.

Finally, I like Lance Franklin in round nine because the Swans will thump Carlton and Buddy is destined to kick a massive bag. Yeah he was terrible last week for 46, but he had 114 against them last year and will be better than that this week for sure.

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A little graphic… yes. But let’s get this clear. The Hawks will slaughter the Suns this week and the Fantasy points will be flowing.

Firstly, last week Pendlebury (141), Williams (133), Varcoe (126), Swan (123) and Steele (118) all cashed in on the Suns and the week before that Priddis (155), Yeo (150), Masten (144), Shuey (121) and Hurn (115) had their turn.

Add to this the fact the game is at Aurora Stadium, one of the most Fantasy friendly venues in Australia and you are now seeing my point.

Jordan Lewis has scored 120, 119 and 122 in his last 3 games against the Suns and has already scored 152 at Aurora earlier this year to now average 119 there in his last 5. He managed an effortless 116 last week, his lowest score for the year and is still averaging 121 in his last 3. Luke Hodge is just as good with scores of 122 and 127 in his last 2 against the Suns.

It’s simple my friends, I’m expecting near 300 points between this pair this week, so make sure you have them ready to go.



There are a few taggers at the moment getting the job done on some of our Fantasy stars.

Carlton use several taggers (Curnow & Armfield) one will go to Dan Hannebery leaving either Luke Parker or Josh Kennedy to run a muck.

Parker has been awesome over the last three weeks averaging 134 (2nd best in the league). He scored 107 and 96 on the Blues in his last two games and will smash them if he can avoid one of those bloke mentioned above. Kennedy has scored 102, 121 and 136 in his last 3 games and is also carving it up. He scored 130, 86 and 85 on the Blues in the past.

Dyson Heppell is nearly a sure thing to get Grigg hanging off him this week. He’s been solid this year shutting down several players and will go to Heppell or Jobe Watson this week.

Heppell has only managed 1×100+ score in the last month with two scores under 90. He had 129 and 82 on the Tigers last year and is just too risky to even consider that the moment.

Bernie Vince can be a nasty tagger on his day, so who will he stalk? Boak? Ebert or our favourite Robbie Gray? Over the last three weeks, Gray ranks 7th overall on average and has been unreal since returning from his calf injury. He scored 100 and 91 on the Demons last year and will tear them up again… if he gets free.

Dayne Beams is first in line to cop a tag from Mav Weller this week after score of 126, 119 and 113 on the Saints.  Tom Rockliff should therefore be safe and continue to light up the Fantasy scoreboard. He scored 125 last week, his first 100+ score for the year. The concerning thing here is, he was tagged by Curren last year and was held to just 76, with just 17 touches, his worst output in 2014. Gaff (115pts,33d) and Priddis (114pts, 32d) were solid last week against the Saints and I think our pig will be safe now with Beams there and should pump out another 120+ this week.


Tom Mitchell v Carlton – scores of 95, 121, 101 in last 3. Trade in but not captain material (yet).

Nathan Fyfe v Adelaide – Consistent. Low of 95 this year, high of 116. 94 last year on the Crows.

Stefan Martin v St Kilda – Had 110 on the Saints in 2011 (old stat), 98 and 97 in last 2 this year.

Brad Ebert v Melbourne – Can go big, but hasn’t recently. 102 on Dees last year.

Anthony Miles v Essendon – Averaging 110 in his last 3. Getting it done quietly.

Joel Selwood v West Coast – 125 and 135 in last 2 against the Eagles. 83 and 80 last 2 games though.

Steele Sidebottom v Kangaroos – He’s back! 118 last week and 141 on Roos last year. BANG!

Patrick Dangerfield v Fremantle – 0x100+ in last 3 against Freo, but no Crowley this week.

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    May 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Parker a risk for low score?

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      Olly Williams

      May 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Nah mate don’t worry, he’ll be fine

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    May 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    It almost seems too good to be true for Lewis as captain this week and that makes me nervous!

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      the only gripe I have is that Hawks may tone it down if they’re up by lots in Q4

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        May 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

        Yeah that = +6’s – but the fact is they wont.

        They will smash GCS for the percentage (fun) part of it.

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        May 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm

        while this joke is all well and good, let’s look at some stats shall we?

        GC concede a league high 16 70+ scores over their last 3 (so unlucky if you pick the ones that don’t)
        but only concede 5 scores over 100 (been pretty consistent with it all year, yet to be 7 tons scored vs GC)

        of those 5 average:
        1 is a fwd (Gunston?),
        1 is a def (Hodge),
        and the other 3 are mids (Lewis, Smith, Smitchell)
        which makes any other a difficult prospect (good for 70-100, are you that picky?)

        the best fwd averages 109 since rd3, so lock him in for a high score
        the best def averages 135 over the last 3, so lock Hodge in for a nice score (be wary of his lack of match practice though)
        the best ruck averages 95 since rd3, but be wary of the double-ruckman strat that hawks go with
        the best mid averages 132 since rd3, so lock them in

        the points get spread around a LOT, but only a few go bang (only 6 players have broken 130 so far this season)

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    May 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Top 5 Captain Choices

    1. Lewis
    2. Hodge
    3. I.Smith
    4. S.Mitchel
    5. Gunstan

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Make it:

      Calvin Captains
      1. The whole Hawthorn Team.

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        May 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        Hahaha I love that Image Calvin :P

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        Lachie Neale

        May 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        6. Roughhead
        7. Suckling
        8. Birchall
        9. Shiels
        10. Gibson
        11. Cyril
        12. Breust
        13. Burgoyne
        14. Hill
        15. Puopolo
        16. Ceglar
        17. Langford
        18. Hawthorns sub?

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          May 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm

          2. Hawthorns emergencies.

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            Lachie Neale

            May 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

            If half the team doesn’t score 120+ I’m going to be disappointed

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            May 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

            yeah lol

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          May 27, 2015 at 10:31 pm

          2. Alistair Clarkson for 150

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            May 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

            How often in the past have we seen a super premo being everyone’s choice for captain because he’s playing the season’s whipping boy? And then he trots out a very lazy 85.

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          May 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm

          Every time I listen to Stan Alves commentary on hawks, whenever a hawthorn player gets free, which is usually often, he says, “Suckling/Hodge/Mitchell/insert any player name! You can’t leave him run free . You just have to have a guy just sit on him.” Over the course of a game he basically calls out every single hawks player in this manner. Interesting game plan! I’d call it the Ross Lyon cubed plan. Love you Stan.

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      how do you do that anyway shags.

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        May 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        I help Warnie with the teamsheets on thursday so I can edit posts with html.

        Maybe I get a bit carried away lol.

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      I wouldnt be surprised to see 1 or 2 late outs in this one. I know the byes are just around the corner but these are the sort of games where the fringe players can get a run out. The Suns have a depleted team so even the 2nd string should turn them over

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        Lachie Neale

        May 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        No way Hodge and Lewis will be late outs after already missing games through suspension

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          May 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

          Hey Lachie Neale, I thought you were the real one

          Anyway. Use your brain.

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          May 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm


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      Albert Lloyd

      May 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm


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        May 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

        Frawley for 14.

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    Fat Knife

    May 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I can either upgrade cripps to Rocky or Ebert to Lewis.

    Option B sort of butchers my team but getting a bit worried about what Lewis will do this week…

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      don’t. Rocky will get Lewis’s score for 210k. (well close too)

      trust me.

      It’s time – the pig is hungry,

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      May 28, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Option A for sure. Rookie to premo is always better structurally than premo to premo. I do think Lewis will outscore Rocky this week, but Rocky will be more than serviceable and is a bargain.

  5. hedges99


    May 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Do I get hodge in this week or rocky? Would get the other next week

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      May 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Rocky this week.

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      Albert Lloyd

      May 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      I would get Hodge because of his record in Aurora and Rocky could well cop a tag.

      Rocky will still be a nice price next week.

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        May 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

        Mate, Rich and Beams.

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    May 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Ive got all five decisions decisions for captain

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    Robbie Gray

    May 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    do i get Lewis for Yeo or Rocky for Cripps?

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      May 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Rocky, hold Yeo

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    Robbie Gray

    May 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    My options…

    a) Heppell (frustrating scores, will probs be tagged this week) to Lewis
    b) Cripps to Rocky
    c) Yolmen to Rocky

    Please comment which one! Thanks!

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      May 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      yolman –> rocky

      cripps should go alright this week with judd and gibbs out.. expecting 85+

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        May 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

        Cripps has scored 85+ once from 6 starts (2nd highest score 81), why would he buck the trend against the Swans?

        CEY 85+ 3 times from 6 starts (4th highest score 82).

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          May 28, 2015 at 8:04 am

          +1, also breakevens have CEY miles ahead, he’ll make profit regardless, Cripps NEEDS that flukey big one.

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm


    Go with b, or c…

    Simply because (from experience) you have to learn to ‘back in’ your premo mids at this stage.

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    i can go either

    1. prestia –> rocky
    ebert –> hodge

    2. prestia –> hodge
    salem –> cheap guy playing

    3. prestia –> rocky
    salem –> cheap guy playing

    if i go with option 2 i can get rocky next week for sure

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    ^ how much rem do you have??

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    option 1 i have 30k left
    option 2 i have 180k left
    option 3 i have 270k left

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Which one??

    Tarrant —> (downgrade) & Belly —> Mumford (+45k)/ Jacobs (+3K)

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      May 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm


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    May 27, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    i would go option 2 @lachlan__

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Does Bsmith + Church to Dsmith + byrne
    Sound g i’ll be waiting another week on rockwiz though,

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      May 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      why would you get rid of B smith?

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        May 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm

        As he’s concused and be of 130 odd while avg 44 in the 3 rds I have had him

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Drop or keep Bontempelli?

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      May 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      depends on the rest of your team but probably

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        May 27, 2015 at 9:18 pm

        Who should i get in?
        18k in bank

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    Albert Lloyd

    May 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Hodge for mine, he absolutely rapes in Lonnie (150 v Bulldogs last ime) and will be so raring to go against the Suns.

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Bringing in and making Hodge captain for me this week, will bag heaps of +6’s and push forward to kick goals. Hopefully hawks dont do a strategic sub and sub a superstar out though

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      Albert Lloyd

      May 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Nah Hodge needs the match fitness now after 3 weeks out.

      Good choice I’m going Hodge too (y)

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    worth trading ebert to hodge?

    or just getting hodge and missing out on rocky this week

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      May 27, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      do NOT miss out on ROCKY.

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      Robbie Gray

      May 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      tis worth it

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    May 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Oxley to Hodge or Cripps to Deledio and then next week sub him into the forward line? Hodge is immense, but I feel Deledio is better value at 100k less. Won’t be a huge difference in their averages at seasons end you’d think

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    May 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    First time I’ve had all 5 picks on the field…

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    May 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    hey fellas, i was just wondering, to get in a premo ruck this week, i have to either trade out, j.selwood or d.beams. which one should i trade out?

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      May 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      for me, I wouldn’t make that trade

      depends on the premo that you’re getting (has to be Smartin to make it worthwhile)

      Beams averages 104 over his last 6, which makes him a nice option to keep
      Jelwood WILL lift later in the season, he’s still playing well but isn’t playing a DT-friendly role (yet)

      of those, I’d trade Jelwood, but it’s not a great trade imo

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        May 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm

        what would you recommend with this team?

        def: Mundy, Harbrow, Hibberd, Newnes, Oxley, Saad (Scahde, Hamling)
        Mid: Lewis, I.smith, Parker, Fyfe, D.beams, J.selwood, CEY, cripps (dick,amon)
        Ruck: Maric, Clark (downie, Holmes)
        Fwd: Gray, Martin, Swan, Bont, Vandenberg, Mccarthy (krakouer, lambert)

        176k remaining in the bank

        i think cripps to rocky is a given. with that trade i have 58k left

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    May 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    1) tarrant-dale (bench) + Cripps-rocky (would be captain) 170k left.
    2) Bont-rocky + Heppel-Lewis (33k left)/hodge (119k left)
    So the question is, is it worth trading heppel to get lewis.

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    Raking Left Boot

    May 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Cal Ward v Bulldogs as captain Calvin?? Thoughts…

  25. Bailey


    May 27, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    What trade should I do this week:
    Trade Bontempelli to McInnes and

    Trade Cripps/Newnes to Rockliff OR
    Trade Cripps/Newnes to Hodge

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    Fat Knife

    May 28, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I’m liking Shiel/Ward as options this week.

    WB will kick fuck out of Griffin all game and those two should run free. Both capable of 150…

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      Albert Lloyd

      May 28, 2015 at 12:47 am


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    May 28, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I’ve got Ward and NO WAY would i make him Captain especially against the Bulldogs
    He’s played against them 3 times for scores of 59/55/83
    They are his worst team so it’s extremely RISKY!!!
    Good luck but as the pirate would say – there are better options!!!!

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      Raking Left Boot

      May 28, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Cheers mate, point taken!

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    May 28, 2015 at 3:38 am

    ps if you go to it gives you all the players scores over the years!!!
    It’s a great site to do your own research

  29. Stuart


    May 28, 2015 at 8:51 am

    What about I.Smith? Last 5: 106(116), 123, 125(117), 151(130), 118(152) (Lewis’ scores in brackets)

    • Stuart


      May 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Would you put the C on him or Pendles?

      • Deztroyer


        May 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

        i have smith as well. i will have the VC on him and the C on hodge.

        think smith will be a safe option and i think he will outscore lewis.

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    May 28, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Would appreciate anyones thoughts on this trade

    Tom Bell & Gary Rohan (currently benched)

    For Callan Ward & a rookie via moving Tom Mitchell forward.

    I really need some bye 13’s, so Amon it may have to be

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    May 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Be very wary about Ward (I’ve got him) against WBD as his scores have been poor (59/55/83)
    Why not SJ??
    Could go huge in the next weeks??
    Also Amon is a cheap option (there’s not a lot) hopefully he avoids the vest!!!
    SJ being cheaper than Ward might buy something better than Amon???
    Good luck

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      May 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Bopper

      I had considered SJ, even Blicavs

      I just think Ward will go better because the teams flying, they will more likely give the attention to Griffen

  32. Deztroyer


    May 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

    i got i.smith and just got hodge this week. hoping they each get 160+.

    C will be on hodge

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    May 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Cripps / yolmen to go?

    Just curious and here’s my thoughts –

    Brad crouch and sloane isn’t far away, crows midfield depth is quite strong and he (yolmen) looked a little slow.. Could he be pushed out over the next 4 or so weeks? BUT averages Better and will likely make a bit more cash in the near future than cripps.

    Cripps also had a slow gamez scored more than yolmen this week and he was forward most of the time (yolmen ran through center) and with Judd and Gibbs out could be good, new coach, new attitude over a short period, could play more midfield time.?

    I only need to keep one, and both don’t have the round 12 ugly bye so it doesn’t bother me which one I trade.


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    May 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Who should be captain… Lewis or hodge?

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      May 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      If only there was an article for this…

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    May 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Would you captain Steven or Sidebottom as a POD captain this week?

    • Fooz


      May 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm


  36. Stuart


    May 28, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I might go Parker last 3 games going at 1.27 ppm @ 134 avg only steven & neale are near that and surely he will destroy carlton

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    May 29, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Surprised Parker is most captained according to poll. Carrazzo, Curnow, Armfield plus other random hacks will most likely get tagging jobs. Hannebery, JPK, Parker, Jack all could get tagged.

    • Stuart


      May 29, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Maybe the new coach might get them to actually play footy

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    May 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Swanny for me

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