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Roy’s Trade Talk – Rd 5

Roy has a look at a few trade options this week, while opening up the comments section to discuss your options

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Whether it be forced, rage or pure luxury trades, injuries and form have ensured that all categories are relevant this week. Here are some names that I think should be in your thoughts this week:

Trade out?

Heath Shaw- Use the shin injury as an excuse. Where are the rude +6’s?
Jarryd Roughead – Been solid, but doesn’t look like the 85 av we thought he would be.
Toby Nankervis– Done his job, but trade away any time from now.
Sam Powell Pepper – He will be fine to keep, but if you can trade him out as part of a genuine premium upgrade, that’s a good move.
Curtly Hampton– Still has more growth but a downgrade can make $150K now which is handy.

Bargain Cows:

Harley Balic (FWD/MID, $178,000) BE: -7
Josh Daicos (FWD, $150,000) BE: 25

Mid-priced cow:

Alex Neal Bullen (FWD/MID, $426,000) Is still playing well above his asking price despite rising by $171K so far this season. He is averaging 102 for the season and is coming off 95 which leaves him with a BE of just 12.

Which big dawg?

Zach Merrett (MID, $710,000) Owned by just  6% of teams, Merrett is having another pig season and we need to be on him asap. He is averaging 125 on the back of 134 this week and looks set for a huge game against the Pies on ANZAC Day.

Rory Sloane (MID, $669,000) Also owned by  just 6% of teams, Sloane has taken his game to another level again this year. He is averaging 144 in his last three games and looks unstoppable in the impressive Crows outfit. Has a BE of 71 and offers a little more value than Merrett.

Tom Rockliff (MID, $709,000) Averaging: Who cares? BE: Who cares? coming off: Who cares? One word: OINK.

Bargain Premo:

Josh Kelly (MID, $577,000) If you fall short of the guys above, Kelly is living up to the hype. He is a nice unique pick, currently owned by just 4% of teams despite averaging 117 in his last three games. He has certainly taken his game to the next level again with a secondary break out and carries a BE of just 64 as a result.

Clayton Oliver (MID, $557,000) Despite rising $141K since the start of the year, Oliver is still great value if you can’t reach one of the big boys. He is averaging 117 with a low score of 99 over four games which is very impressive and his tackling numbers are ensuring his score continues to tick over. He has a BE of 61.

As always, use the comment to discuss your trade ideas in the comments, I’m currently:

Hampton to Daicos via DPP
Roughead to Kelly via DPP

Docherty, Ablett and Neale also coming under consideration for Kelly’s position.



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    April 19, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Do u reckon Mitch king will play when he’s back from injury?

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      April 19, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Nope. Do you?

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    April 20, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Macrae or Dahlhaus

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    La Mad Shueys

    April 20, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I have gone Roughy -> Balic
    & Libba -> Zerret .

    Leaves the team like this. Would love some feedback on my trade or alternatives.

    Adams Simpson ZJONES Marchbank Hampton Newman (Stewart Otten)

    Rocky Zerret Titch Pendles Shuey ANB SPP Balic (picket Barret)

    Grundy Martin (pruess.Cameron)

    McRae Dahl Steele Nank WHE Houston (Miles Butler)

    59k bank for hopefully flicking ZJONES soon

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    April 20, 2017 at 11:26 am

    SPP to Murphy vs Sloane?

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      April 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Murphy in my opinion :)

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    April 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Out of Dahlhaus, I Smith and Yeo. Can make a fair case for all.

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    April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    round 4 score 1934
    trades this week- rough-balic, barrett-jack martin via lloyd dpp

    laird, hampton, marchbank, jones, martin,wellingham. (E) otten hibberd

    danger,fyfe watson, beams,Lloyd,trealor,murphy, oliver (E) wigg pickett

    preuss nank (E) cameron hunter

    dahl, touk, steele, greene, anb, balic

    thoughts about anything particularly getting in Martin this week low break even will make money in the next say 3 weeks before a solid back upgrade also leaves me with 103k for next week.


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    April 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Roy-hows the carnage?! Am currently on plan d for trades this week-what are your thoughts of these trades

    – t.miles > z.fisher (mid E)
    – nank > spencer (playing R2)

    Gives me 290k in the bank to upgrade to a premo next wk (volt/laird/zerrett/danger).

    Rook wise, gives me hampton/otten/marchbank playing def (holding newman, berry is E), SPP playing mid (holding barrett, Fisher is E), no ruck E (holding preuss/cameron), WHE/houston playing fwd (pickett is E, Eddy gone next week).

    Thoughts? Maximises coin from spencer, but means carrying eddy again?

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    April 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Carnage in my team the past few weeks.

    Kruezer out for Spencer, and SPP is making way for Kelly. Just fell short of having enough cash, which means I’ll cop the Barrett 0 for another week. Leaves my team as:

    B: R. Murphy, C. Mills, T. Adams, L. Montagna, Z. Jones, A. McGrath (Hibberd, Ryan)

    M: M. Murphy, D. Zorko, R. Sloane, S. Sidebottom, N. Fyfe, S. Petrevski-Seton, J. Kelly (J. Graham, D. Myers)

    R: S. Martin, J. Spencer (L. Pierce, B. Frampton)

    F: J. Macrae, J. Roughead, D. Houston, C. McCarthy, L. Franklin, J. Bowes (B. Eddy, P. Ahern)


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    April 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Heath Shaw > Dylan Roberton
    Kreuzer > Ryder

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