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The Weekend Wash-Up – Round 8

The season is really starting to take shape, so those falling behind the pace need to do something drastic.

The season is really starting to take shape, so those falling behind the pace need to do something drastic. In other words, ‘something stupid’. That is exactly what I’m going to be doing. Let’s be clear, this goes only one of two ways. Either you hit a winner and begin your charge for the second half of the season, or you find yourself on google searching for methods on a quick and painless death way to hibernate for the next 6 months. It’s time to wash-up last weekend!


Gaff (146) – Dayne Beams summed Gaff’s performance up in one tweet. “Does he smell?” I can’t come up with a better explanation for him being allowed to collect 31 uncontested disposals with 15 marks. Interestingly he has laid just one tackle in both 140+ scores this season. Surely opposition teams will start shutting down some of his outside ball, because he certainly doesn’t win much of it on the inside! That concerns me from a Fantasy perspective, but for now enjoy the ride.

Yeo (110) – I saw a few people barking off at half time when Yeo sat on 26 points. They quickly took a seat as we witnessed the greatest recovery since Eminem’s album.

T.Mitchell (132) – What else is there to say? He’s the most reliable bloke with two first names that I’ve ever seen.

S.Martin (134) – I’d say the same about Stef but I don’t count Stefan as an actual name. If somebody told me their baby was called Stefan I’d probably lose it laughing. Baby Stefan. Nope.

Rockliff (130) – I thought Rocky was on track for another 160+, but I won’t complain with his 260 points this week. Get well soon Sir Pig. I’m praying that he gets up this week but the Fantasy God’s don’t listen to prayers.

Zorko (125) – The Round 11 bye is a pain in the ass, but Zorko should thrive as Brisbane’s main midfielder. He’s currently averaging 117 and looks certain to be a top 8 midfielder. Gun.

Henderson (117) – After a cheap backman? Want to throw your season away? Then look no further than Ricky Henderson.

Billings (151) – On his day Jack is unstoppable. This week he posted a triple double with 5 goals. It doesn’t get much better than that, however he seems just as likely to flop a 60 or a 70. Billings still spends most of his time up forward, and his low of 47 is a concern. One for the risk takers, he’s certainly capable of averaging 100!

Cripps (143) – Man crush alert! Patrick Cripps has always been a contested ball, clearance beast. However  he has just realised that he also stands at 6 ft 5! He took 11 marks (4 contested) to go with his 30 disposals, 5 tackles and 2 goals whilst sitting forward. I’m seriously jealous of those who took the punt when I first mentioned him @$556k a few weeks ago. He can be as good as Dangerfield and Fyfe, arguably at the moment he’s better. Legend!

Docherty (127) – Another week and my regret for not picking Docherty burns ever stronger. Nothing wrong with Adams and Laird, but that third defensive premo was the way to go. He’s yet to go below 90, is averaging 114 and averages 9.6 marks per game. Huge.

Murphy (122) – I got something right! Just a reminder, Murphy started the season priced at $482k and is averaging 119.4. Stuff 2011, the new Murphy is even better! I can only imagine the St Kilda player at fault last weekend was a frustrated non-owner.

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Kelly (162) – Not sure what Josh Kelly is worth? Go and watch this game over and add a zero onto his contract. All we care about is his Fantasy price tag, and we can get him for a bargain $598k. Perfect week to get him, well aside from last week of course.

Merrett (150) – This performance had oink all over it. Having traded him in last week, I could finally watch Essendon without dying a inside. Zach does it all. Needless handball receives, cheap +6’s late in quarters, he even takes kickouts for god sake! To himself, of course. However his ball winning ability aside, there’s one important criteria for piggish behaviour. The love for hugs! He tackles like a machine, so when he’s not getting cheap disposals he’s getting +4’s. I can’t say anymore, just get him in and enjoy the show.

Jacobs (132) – Sam Jacobs is in beast mode this season, his average and price tag both just surpassed Brodie Grundy. I’d still go with Grundy now that Cox is gone, but Jacobs has been superb. I cannot believe I hardly even considered him when Spencer went down. I had Goldy in mind, but chased Mumford because he was about to eat Tom Boyd. Sure I couldn’t have foreseen this kind of form, but he was hardly going to be worse than Mummy! At least he’s capable of being more than just a human wrecking ball. Head shaker.

Viney (132) – Called it! Viney seems to be the type of player to go on scoring streaks, so if you jumped on last week good on you. I’d get him without hesitation this week, however his Round 11 bye is a killer.

Hill (123) – Fair play to Freo, I thought they were no hopers going into this season but Ross is proving me to be a fool! Brad Hill has just decided to transform into an unstoppable beast, recording 27 marks over the past two weeks. You’d have to say he looks like a certain top 6 forward, get on board! Tags might be the only worry if this form continues.

Boak (153) – What did they feed Travis over in China? I’m guessing it had a bit more flavour than Kenny’s Ham and Cheese sandwich! If Port played in China every week then maybe I’d consider him… They don’t.

Hall (134) – Meet my number one trade target in Round 10. Aaron Hall is capable of averaging 120+, he nearly has the perfect DT game. The only thing he was lacking is tackling intent, he has laid 16 in the past 2 weeks. In the first 6 Rounds he managed just 17… Tick. I’m tipping him to go big!

Sydney – The Swans are back! Having seen the return of the majority of their key players, they’re starting to get a run of form going. More importantly, their midfielders have decided to hunt the footy again! Take your pick from their under priced options, Kennedy (122), Parker (121), Heeney (118) and Hannebery (117) are all on fire. Heeney looks like a must have forward while his price remains under $500k, whilst you can hardly split the three midfielders. I traded in Parker two weeks ago and couldn’t be happier with where he sits. Don’t be put off by his lack of tons, this score was coming. If he tidies up the free kicks he’ll go huge! JPK is also a beast and priced too low to ignore @$528k, great pickup this week. I still can’t trust a man who doesn’t drink though.

Walters (137) – Ok, let’s not panic here. Everybody calm down. IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN DEAR GOD HELP US. Michael Walters has made his yearly adventure into midfield and sure enough hes killed it. This year he has stepped it up a notch, pumping out 38 disposals, 7 marks and 6 clearances. Here are the facts. He’s priced at $382k, roughly an average of 65. He has a Round 13 bye. He has scored 203 points in his last 6 quarters of football. If he plays in the middle he should comfortably average 90+. After such impactful performances he simply has to stay in the middle, even experts are applauding his efforts. But he’s coached by Ross Lyon. And his name is Michael Walters. I have no idea what to do.

Newman (135) – Ok I had to trade Newman to avoid a donut therefore I refuse to talk about this. It makes me physically ill. Why was he ever dropped?! Instead I have Tom Williamson making no money scoring 40’s. It has literally ruined my season. Cheers horse. Bastard. (Full credit to Newman for this performance)

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Dahlhaus (70) – Back to sh*thaus. All in all things have worked out pretty evenly.

Liberatore (31) – Tom Liberatore’s score of 31 was reached by the 13th minute mark of the second term. Basically, his performance was as effective as a concrete parachute. I suppose he’s there for his ‘leadership’? Help me out here because I’m really not sure.

Smith (62) – Isaac Smith is getting tagged. It’s not as though we needed another reason to not trust owning him, but there it is.

Taylor (39) – Oh you thought Lewis Taylor had finally found his Fantasy potential?! Here’s a nice score for your troubles. Draft burn.

Williamson (42) – If you watch Carlton play, it’s hard to believe that one of their defenders can only manage 3 marks, two of which were intercepted! The ball is down there getting chipped around half the game, bloody get amongst it Tom! He should be on the chopping block, but I don’t trust Heath Shaw anymore than I trust Malcolm Turnbull.

Fisher (39) – I wasted a trade to get this kid in, unbelievable. Sure it looks like he can play and Carlton clearly rate him, but there’s one quite problematic issue. He doesn’t actually do much.

Coniglio (82) – Sadly Coniglio received some shocking news on his bad ankle, he’s set to miss another 10 weeks for it. Crisis presents opportunity and I expect Daniel Lloyd to take full advantage. He should be in for the byes!

Blicavs (33) – I thought Blicavs only role in Geelong’s team was to be third man up and lay heaps of tackles? At the moment he’s not being used as a ruckman and isn’t laying a single tackle. Soooooooo… Why is he playing? Beats me.

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Parsons (41) – Geelong rated Parsons enough to bring him straight back in after trying to break Hodge’s jaw. In fairness there’s plenty of players who’ve been there. More importantly he has held his spot over Aaron Black, and after his last 2 performances I want answers! I’m usually forgiving with rookies, but when they’re keeping out my player you get no such liberties.

O’Connor (24) – Usually I’d be laughing at this score, but such is the state of my team in Round 11 I could use a heartbeat back there… *Shudders*

Tuohy (67) – I’d put this performance down to Geelong’s lack of control in the game rather than Tuohy’s lack of ball finding ability. He recovered from 19 at Half Time to post a semi respectable score. Needs to bounce back next week.

Selwood (70) – One tackle? You’re an in and under midfielder and you lay one tackle. Safe to say this is not a new look uber premium Joel Selwood. He realised he was averaging WAY TOO high, time to bring it back down to 105. Doing it to perfection.

Sloane (63) – Yes, I didn’t torch Sloane last week. The man had averaged 144 in his previous 5 games, can’t hate too much on that. Consecutive 60’s though? Rory is are you having a f**king laugh mate? It’s a tag, not an amputation. He managed 11 disposals on the weekend. Thank god he still laid 12 tackles, because otherwise we might have seen a spike in recent searches for ‘nearest bridge’. Even so, when your tackle count outnumbers your possession count there’s a pretty big problem. His scores are absolutely hilarious, he hasn’t scored between 68 and 132! It’s all or nothing for Rory.

Just spare a thought for anyone who paid $728k for him. That would have to be the worst decision since someone thought ‘Let’s take this suspiciously large wooden horse into Troy, statues are all the rage this season’.

Hampton (52) – All the signs are suggesting that Hampton has peaked in value, however Adelaide play Brisbane this week. Knowing the type of scores he’s capable of, I can almost guarantee he will ton up the week I trade him. Our decision could be made easier if he gets dropped this week, which is a massive possibility.

Otten (49) – Otten was forced to return to defence on Saturday, hence his poor score. What you should take into account is that he went forward in the last term, scored 23 points and missed 2 sitters while he was at it. Hopefully Jake Lever is back this week and Otten returns to the forward line.

Fyfe (75) – Seriously, was Fyfe’s leg so much of a problem that Fremantle cloned him during the off-season? This is simply not Nathan Fyfe playing right now. In the past 5 weeks he has averaged 23 disposals, 4 marks and 3.5 tackles. Pathetic. I was bullish about his prospects this season, so there’s no way I’m trading him for $519k. But the best player in the competition? In the top 5 even? No chance, he’s nowhere near it at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him rested in the coming weeks with some sort of niggle.

Balic (-) – Any danger of sorting that immune system out Harley? I’m starting to get worried that he won’t just walk back into this winning Freo team again, and that would be a problem I simply can’t afford heading into the byes. Cross your fingers.

Butler (38) – I’ve had to field Butler for 2 weeks this season out of pure necessity. Cheers to Black and Balic for dropping the ball, because Butler’s 38 has ruined my week. He shouldn’t be anywhere other than rotting on the bench, and the only reason he sits there is because my other duds can’t even get a game. Putrid.

Miller (69) – This is gutting. I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back. How much faith could I have shown?! With Rosa and Swallow out this week Miller was meant to be back in the guts and scoring well. Instead he’s just become a high grade rookie. Chopped this week without a seconds hesitation.

Lynch (36) – I didn’t see the game so I’m just going to presume Gold Coast didn’t get the ball past halfway. That’s Tom Lynch’s biggest problem right now.

John Longmire – It’s about time I did this. What an absolute moron. Why was Nic Newman not getting a game? Why are we all not cheering his massive 135 this week?! Oh, because John hates fun. He hates other people enjoying themselves almost as much as he hates young rookies playing well.

It’s nominations time… Fire away!

Gaff – That was Dream Team in its purist form. 15 +6’s!

Merrett – In a time of crisis, watching Zach Merrett run around for 2 hours heals any pain. He gets my vote for sure.

Kelly – Numerous coaches were adamant Kelly was going to fire this season, this week is your time to shine!

Billings – If you were strong enough to hold Billings during his shocking start to the season, his performance was vindication if I’ve ever seen it.

Newman – If you were in a good enough position to hold Newman, and an even better position of fielding him in the hope of a late inclusion… Get voting you smug bastards.

Who gets your vote?!

This Game Sh*ts Me

For the amount of time and effort I put into this game, it really doesn’t give me that much satisfaction. It’s funny how humans work. However watching our three little pigs do their thing brought me so much joy that I would completely forget about my other spud playing and scoring 40. How good is it watching a player and not stressing that they might play dodgeball and score 60, set up a deck chair at full forward or do everything in their power not to lay a tackle. Every chance to disposes a player, they take it. If they can sit on a bloke lying on the ground for a +4, they’ll do the ugly stuff. On every switch of play you can guarantee they’ll be finding a pocket of space to collect another +6. And of course every kick-out they’re stationed 20 metres out from goal in the back pocket, unless they’re kicking it to themselves already. It’s the things that they don’t really need to do to get the tick from their coach, but they do it for us. They do anything for the stat.

This was clearly too good to be true of course and most of us only got to enjoy it for one or two weeks. Now our King pig is injured and we have to bring in a replacement that doesn’t give two sh*ts about how are Fantasy team is going. Why couldn’t the Gods just let us have these three… This game really sh*ts me.

The Other Bits and Pieces

I had a horror week, scoring 2108 (Just keep in mind 3 players totalled for 542 points). I told myself in Round 1 that I wouldn’t be short minded and I’d think long term, yet once again here I sit not making any long term improvements to my squad. I still have 7 rookies on my ground and it’s proving to be catastrophic. Having passed on opportunities to get Ablett, Jacobs and Heeney I’m left in a position this week where it’s make or break. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of season where Matt has realised his team is shocking so he does something utterly idiotic to make himself feel better until next weekend. So, as any insane person would do I’m bringing in Michael Walters. It should tick all boxes. I just need 4 decent games from him, FOUR. He has been so good in the midfield that I see no way he can get dumped straight back into the forward line. Of course what I’m forgetting is that it’s Ross Lyon and Michael Walters. Even if he does get midfield time there are no guarantees I won’t be head-butting my wall in a few weeks time, but I have want to gamble.

Rockliff to Heeney and Miller to Walters, leaving me with a monstrous $431k kitty heading into Round 10. The goal is for Aaron Hall to come in next week, followed by Gazza in Round 11. Bang, bang. Or so I hope, return next week so find out how f**ked up sh*t gets and how I’m coping with it. Good luck this week as always! Pray for me.



  1. anth80

    May 16, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Great article again Matt.

    This week thinking of going SPP to Lloyd then Otten to either one of Parker, Hanna, Grundy or Heeney?
    Which one do you think I should go.
    At this stage I’m holding Rocky if I trade him out it will be really hard to get him back in with all the injuries that is happening to fantasy revalant players this season.

    • Alan

      May 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

      I wouldn’t hold Rocky, with the bye in Rd 11, it’s pretty likely you’ll be having a 723k player on the bench for 3 weeks……

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Heeney looks too good to pass up, Grundy is a beast though. Who’s your second ruck?

      • anth80

        May 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm

        Nankervis is my 2nd ruck. I’ll move him into the Fwd line.

        • Matt

          May 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

          I’d go Heeney then

          • anth80

            May 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

            Thinking of holding Rock as I think it will be to hard to get him back with everything that is happening in fantasy. If I do hold is Heeney a better option then Hanners. He’s my other target I’m looking at.

  2. Foo Foo the Snoo

    May 16, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Down from the ledge there big fella… although Walters is very cheap!

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Haha not quite there yet… Cmon Micky

  3. Euman


    May 16, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Anyone know if Trelor will play? 82 then 82 then out does not look good . Has break even of $5 million is it time to go? I hate sideways trades

    • Diesel

      May 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Got rid of him last week for Zerrett. Worked out very well indeed.
      1. Bad Form
      2. Already playing with a bad hip and groin
      3. Huge B/E
      Only keep if you desperately need bodies on the field for the byes.

  4. Alan

    May 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Matt, awesome write up, many thanks!! I’m tossing up between these 2 trades..
    1 helps my rookie situation and bye structure, the other gets me Heeney

    1. Rocky/Polson to Shuey/Lloyd – This sorts out my rookie bench cover
    2. Rocky/Z.Jones to Shuey/Heeney – This gets me a top 6 FWD

    ATM, I have 14 out in Rd 11, so if I go the Heeney option, BEST CASE is I play 19, if all my rookies get named (McNiece, Balic, Mountford, Preuss included), but if I go the Lloyd option, I could have 20, but I miss out on Heeney at this price……

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Cheers Alan, I can almost guarantee you’d be taking a donut and Zak Jones is still a great player to own. Option 1

      • Alan

        May 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

        Cheers Matt.. Quick follow up, best option from Shuey/Gaff/Kelly??

        Shuey – Very consistent, tackles and is only owned by 3.25%
        Gaff – High ceiling, lots of +6s and $50k cheaper than Gaff
        Kelly – On FIRE, does it all and $40k cheaper than Shuey

        • Matt

          May 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

          Probably down to personal preference… I’d take Kelly but Gaff very tempting. Shuey is too expensive for me

    • MadiNateRDT

      May 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Not Polson – leave him where he belongs: in the sin bin.

  5. Bigfoot

    May 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Haha…good job Matt & Goodluck with Walters,hopefully he hits a month of form.Any confirmation as to the extent of Rockpigs injury yet?

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Just that he’s unlikely… I’m not holding my breath.

    • MadiNateRDT

      May 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Not just yet but a shoulder will likely be 2 weeks plus the bye. Just get rid of him while you can :)

  6. Daniel

    May 16, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Rocky to Zerrett and Sloane to Waite?
    Leaves me 168k
    Theory is get the other pig while I can, Sloane is a cheaper buyback after R13. Waite has the R12 bye.
    In stock market parlance I’m going short Sloane an long Waite.
    Have I lost the plot?

    • Cosby

      May 16, 2017 at 11:23 am

      It works from the wordplay angle

    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Sloane to Waite? That’s Twilight Zone stuff amigo!

    • Daniel

      May 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Ok, am I mad trading out Sloane, am I mad getting Waite, or both?

      If Rocky is out, forced trade, re-buy after R11. Throws the run of the mill up/down trades out the window. Rocky out, Zerrett in. No brainer if I already got Titch, yes?

      So what to do with the last trade? Looking to bring a R12 bye player in, I suppose I could do a sideways with Hampton maybe?

      Of course, other selection table issues might pop up (ok, will almost certainly pop up) so this is really all academic anyway.

      See my comments below on Sloane.

      • MadiNateRDT

        May 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Not mad trading Sloane – BE of 182, you’re only losing money. Get rid of him until Round 14. This weekend he will smash out a 140 guaranteed as he’s versing the Lions, but in no way is that BE worth keeping him for now. He’ll be sweet to go after Round 13 (Adelaide’s bye) and you’ll get him off the discount shelf.

        • D Day

          May 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

          Hi BE is irrelevant if you think he is a keeper, which I think Sloane is. Who cares If he goes down in price this week if he scores well.

          • Simon

            May 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm

            Lots of people care… Which is why this game shits me. Just about BEs and price now

          • j

            May 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

            D Day is right. Also, if you think he’ll score 140 this week, and then score well for an extended run, his price will go back up anyway.

            His BE is irrelevant if he’s a keeper you already have, because of the fact that his fluctuating price plays no part in your usable cash & trades.

  7. OceanEarth

    May 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Was tossing up between Merrett and Sloane for captaincy last week. Went with Zach at the last minute. Dodged a 174 bullet there.

    Agree Horse needs to go to the glue factory for his treatment of Newman. Fortunately, I kept Newman and put him on the ground last week with Vickers as emergency cover. He’ll probably get dropped this week to work on his defensive game.

    • Swanny

      May 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      I envy you.. was in the exact same situation but went with Rory saying “surely lightning couldn’t strike twice”
      How wrong I was!!
      Zach is captain from now on!

    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      *87* bullet. Hope your maths teacher isn’t scanning comments…

      • OceanEarth

        May 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        @Simon You’re not counting captaincy. I captained Zerrett and got 300, Sloan would have been a lousy 126.

        • DoorKnob

          May 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

          2 x 63 + 150 = 276
          63 + 2 x 150 = 363

          The difference is 87 points……

  8. TimorSaint

    May 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    anyone rate McEvoy ? 5 tons on the trott, and PODish

    • Hoggy

      May 16, 2017 at 11:02 am


    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Yep, had him 2 weeks as replacement for Nank (DPPed forward). Got some good price rises left in him with the Melbourne game in current 3-game rotation.

      Look at Goldy tho… plays Melb this week and starting to hit his straps. If no Preuss, he’ll knock up a lazy 130.

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      I’ve been singing his praises the last 3 weeks. Been massive.

    • Swanny

      May 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Shhhhh Big Boy is a star!! Don’t let everyone know!!

  9. dk

    May 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Great Article matt,

    Do i upgrade Fyfe this week to Zach, or do it next week and upgrade Otten to Heeny this week as he is still underpriced?

    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Keep Fyfe. Scores go up AND down not up OR down. Look at Sloane for Exhibit 1.

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      I don’t think Fyfe is worth trading at his current price. Otten -> Heeney

  10. Alex

    May 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Thoughts on this trade:

    Rocky to Adams (straight swap almost points wise)
    Hampton to Burton

    • Alex

      May 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Leaves me with only 3k however I need max points have some tough league games coming up and I’m in a 3-5 hole in the league. Need W’s more than $$ this week

  11. Burger


    May 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Matt, your articles get better & better – great work. The large wooden horse into Troy & Balic’s immune system were absolute gold but then you trumped those by adding Longmire to your losers. Feeling your pain. I traded Newman out in both Fantasy & RDT as I was sick of the stuffing around with him. Good luck with Walters – he destroyed me last year so never again here. Hope for your sake he’s not at the top of your Losers list next week!

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Haha cheers… Burger? Horse is the biggest loser of them all. Yeah he’s at low odds to top the losers for sure

  12. Fooz


    May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Is it worth doing a sideways swap – Coniglio to Josh Kelly?

    Not sure which rookie underperforming player to move on.
    Butler has to be culled
    Teia Miles is still sitting on my bench – I could move him to Lloyd (GWS), but then lose DPP links for a week in the mids
    Hampton/Otten issues
    WHE is a stable 80 ish
    Fyfe is going backwards
    Miller is also playing poorly, but he’ll be a heartbeat through the byes
    SPP – same…

  13. Ravalle

    May 16, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Great article Matt, feeling your pain after my disaster round…I ended up with 2109…so virtually the same… bloody Horse screwed me with Newman, he was on my bench while Hampton stunk it up on field….But I can top you in the disaster stakes…I traded in Rocky last Friday…was set to be Zerret all week til I changed my mind late….oh and I got Treloar on the bench injured too!!!
    Hats off to all in the top 1k this year….you guys are getting it done!!

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      That is incredibly painful trading in Rocky… Hats off to you for rocking up to work this week

  14. Crippa fan

    May 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Yeh well Patrick Cripps is about 6ft 7 so u were a little bit off matt.

    • St guns

      May 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Loved the article Matt thanks… Cripps is 6ft5/195cm according to my afl app

    • Diesel

      May 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      He was actually listed at 190cm last year and apparently had a growth spurt this year so now around 195cm. That’s about 6’4 1/2. 6’7 is ruck man height!

      • Matt

        May 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        I thought that seemed seemed wrong when I found it, we’ll go with 6 ft 5! Beast.

  15. Liam

    May 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Need help with trades this week. Have 5k the bank! Suggestions welcome

    Thinking of going otten-loyd via Adams and miles- 150k mid. That’s hoping rocky plays

    Doch, laird, shaw, marchbank, Newman,Otten( EVW, Williamson)

    Danger, rocky, Fyfe,tmitch,Sloane,Adams, hanners,myers(balic, miles)

    Martin, Jacobs( king, Cameron)

    Macrae, buddy, Steele, nank black, McCarthy, (Barrett , polson)

    • SOgnenis

      May 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Really nice team! Trades sound reasonable provided your bye structure is ok otherwise.

      • Liam

        May 16, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        Thanks mate, yeah I need to look at that considering the byes are only around the corner.

  16. Evan

    May 16, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Brought in R. Sloane two weeks ago. Lost $60k (so far). Tossed a coin between him and Z. Merrett. I’m an Essendon member and want to /wrists.

    Forced into having Treloar on the bench last week. Now Rocky!? Feel your pain Mat. Great article … nice to know others are as unlucky (stupid) as me!

    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Should see my RDT bench… Beams, Treloar, Swallow now Rocky in Mids. Newman down back, Greene up forward. Points just going down the dunny every week but can’t trade or else you run out of steam in finals.

    • Daniel

      May 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      In exactly the same place Evan, except I’m a Crows fan and that probably swayed the decision the Sloane way.

      As above, thinking that his 182 BE will see him rapidly bleed value, even if he can shake the tag and pump out some 110s.

      Speaking as an engineer, the pricing filter response is prone to overshoot/undershoot and lag in response to significant form changes. Consequently I’m thinking of trading him out on the way down and looking to pick him up again on the undershoot. He has 4 more games before the bye, and will probably bottom out after 2-3 more games, so timing is not good here.

    • Tommygun

      May 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      You could be me. I’m looking at Rocky to Merrett this week, but it’s painful.

    • Matt

      May 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Our first Sloane victim. You’re an Essendon member and didn’t go Zach?! That’s a 9/10 on the pain scale

      • Evan

        May 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        Heart over head from now on! Especially since the head isn’t functioning properly …

  17. Tbd

    May 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I’m thinking Rocky + Miller to Heeney and Yeo via dpp, leaves me with Houston and Hampton to trade next week and looking to get Ablett or Hall next week

    • Foo Foo the Snoo

      May 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Yeah do it… that’s a winner!

    • LW

      May 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      It triggers me so hard how everyone is talking about getting Aaron Hall in two weeks after I traded him out… NEVER TRADE YOUR PREMOS EARLY!!

      • sir relton

        May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        No one can blame you for losing faith after his putrid start. Having said that, I will be bringing him in for sure next week :)

  18. Euman


    May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Anyone know if Trelor will play? 82 then 82 then out does not look good . Has break even of $5 million is it time to go? I hate sideways trades. ANYONE????

    • Roger

      May 16, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Hold as he trained today and should be fine for this weekend.

  19. Andy

    May 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Yes, if Hampton is dropped the gods will have spoken (i.e.: trade him now!).

  20. Jason

    May 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Gray > yeo and balic > lloyd….

  21. Swanny

    May 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Going to go either Touk and Houston for Heeney and Lloyd and have 150k left over
    Or same two spuds to Docherty and a 150k mid plus 6k.

    Tempted By Son Son as well but I will give him another week…

    • TimorSaint

      May 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      who’s Son Son ?

      • SOgnenis

        May 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm


      • Swanny

        May 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        Oops should have realised not everyone is a die-hard Freo fan on here lol.
        Son Son is Walter’s nickname

  22. TimorSaint

    May 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    i cant wait for jeppas juniors. too much to consider … who is the best rookie for defence this week? surely someone from the hawks with all there injuries ??

    • Simon

      May 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Scharenberg had 34 touches again. Pricy but worth it if named

  23. TimorSaint

    May 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    anyone about to explain all the news (or lack of) about murphy and the saints ?

  24. Nic

    May 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Is Scott Selwood a viable option? Thinking of trading Pickett to him, or my other option is to trade Otten to any defender.

    • TimorSaint

      May 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      sselwood an unknown prospect – avoid. for defenders, i still like roberton

  25. Daniel

    May 16, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Aaron Black was not listed in the ‘In the mix’ article on

    No chance or oversight?

    • TimorSaint

      May 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      well spotted – oversight for sure

    • Kreb

      May 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      It’s written by an journalist, and it means precisely nothing that he wasn’t on there. Was a borderline selection last week for a team that lost, so every chance he gets a run this week.

      • Simon

        May 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm

        Was actually really good against the suns too. I was stunned he was left out. Back this week or Scott’s the new Horse

  26. TimorSaint

    May 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    is it me, or is everyone finally relieved that Zac Dawson has left the fantasy world …. at the least it enhances our choice of defenders, even if only by one !

  27. OXnFOX

    May 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Put your hand up if you’d like to “sledge” Marc Murphy’s wife

  28. Greg

    May 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Zerrett, Hanners, JPK or Parker in for Rocky? If I go one of the Sydney boys I can get Heeney in for Butler.

  29. Liam

    May 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Need help with trades this week. Have 5k the bank! Suggestions welcome,what should I looks at doing, thinking Rockliff- Merrett but stuck on second trade

    Doch, laird, shaw, marchbank, Newman,Otten( EVW, Williamson)

    Danger, rocky, Fyfe,tmitch,Sloane,Adams, hanners,myers(balic, miles)

    Martin, Jacobs( king, Cameron)

    Macrae, buddy, Steele, nank black, McCarthy, (Barrett , polson))

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