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Roy’s Trade Talk – Rd 16

An interesting week at the trade table and Roy gives you a bit of food for thought. Discuss your trade ideas in the comments because there are all sorts of scenarios flying around this week.

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It’s an interesting week at the trade table with a number of chubby cows putting their hand up for selecting despite inflated prices. As always, there are also some under priced premium options, you just need to look.

Cows: (Score last  week)

Declan Mountford (90) (MID, $236,000) finally got going and churned out an impressive score that leaves him with a BE of -1.

Alex Witherden (96) (DEF/MID, $264,000) backed up his impressive debut with another great score. Knows how to get open of a mark in the back half and the Lions have been sharing it around a heap back there of late. Still a great option despite price rises.

Luke Ryan (77) (DEF, $232,000) Keeps ticking over nicely and won’t be going anywhere. Has a BE of 4 following his 77 against the Saints.

Malcolm Karpany (95) (MID/FWD, $238,000) After back to back 50’s, kicked three goals for his first impressive score. The worry is that he needs goals to score but has a BE of -7 so he is going up, goals or not.

Sean Darcy (114) (RUC, $251,000) Solo Ruck on the back of Sandi going down and looked very comfortable filling his shoes with another good score following his 80 on debut. He looked so good in fact that some coaches are looking to take the punt on his as part of a cash grab from Nank and Stef. He has a BE of -28 and is the pick of a good bunch.

Mid-priced guys not often considered:

Michael Walters (Fwd/MID, $506,000) Can obviously be a rollercoaster and is capeable of churning out shocking scores, usually based on role. It can’t be ignored however that he has averaged 126 in his last three and consequently has BE of 33.

Kane Lambert (FWD, $506,000,000) Career best form with an average of 119 in the last three and is coming off a ridiculous coming off 147 which gives him a BE of 34. High risk, high reward with a couple of nice games coming up. Pass for me, but impressive.

Brad Hill (FWD/MID, $538,000) has been a revelation at the Dockers, increasing in price by over 120K so far this year. He has three round average of 115 and a BE of 72 leading into his game against the the Roos and is only owned by just 8% of the competition.

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Pick of the mid pricers:

Chad Wingard (FWD/MID, $529,000) After overcoming his calf complaint, Chad becomes the pick of the bunch in this price bracket. He is the only one out of these guys who I would be happy to pick as a long term selection for the remainder of the year. He has averaged 108 last three and has a BE of 73 following his 141.

Big Dawg:

Bryce Gibbs (MID, $723,000) is in beast mode and it would obviously be a unique situation for any coach to consider him at this price and quite frankly, you are better of finding value somewhere but Gibbs has been getting no love for too long. He is averaging a whopping 152 in his last three and 142 in the last five. Has a 194 and 160 in his last three making him the form player of the competition.

Value Premium:

Luke Parker (MID, $538,000) dropped 125K after a disappointing first half to the season but he is starting to look like his old self again.  He has averaged 110 in his last three and looked sensational with a season high 148  on the weekend. He now has a BE of 62 and has the potential to return to genuine premium status for a bargain price.

Unique Premium:

Lachie Whitfield (MID, $576,000) Quietly going about his business with scores of 116, 125, 103 and 123 in his last four. He has only scored poorly on one occasion with an 80 and would be an interesting unique selection.

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

Lloyd to Witherden

Soldo to Darcy



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  1. Euman


    July 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Vince with the mids out for demons?

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      July 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm


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      July 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

      No mate. No.

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        July 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

        Maybe then double downgrade – marchbank to Brennan Cox and Barrett to karpany leaves me 430k for next week

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          July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am


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    July 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Thoughts on McVeigh’s value?

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      Grovers Guns

      July 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      $250k too much for me to consider him

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      July 5, 2017 at 8:18 am

      BE of 96… no rush

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    Jack J

    July 4, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    G’day lads, thoughts on these trades?

    Stefan Martin > Sean Darcy
    Jake Barrett > Premium Forward

    Also, which premium forward should I target? Should I bring back Jack Steele?

    Keep in mind, I already have Yeo, Heeney, Macrae and Dalhaus.


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      Grovers Guns

      July 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Doing same trades except choosing between Sidebottom, Treloar or Dusty (DPP Macrae)

      I would go Menegola otherwise Sheed or Walters

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        July 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm

        I’m taking the risk in lambert. My team is cooked and now taking risks

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      July 5, 2017 at 12:50 am

      Menegola, Hill or Billings

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    July 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    who to get neale, rocky parker or kennedy?

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    July 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Money is not an issue – is it worth getting Gibbs? Need 2 mids to finish off my team and have fattened moo cows to upgrade to prem’s. It’s just such a tough one to part with 723k when I have a feeling that is exactly what parted with for rocky… omen?

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      July 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Will drop very soon, if you have two spots left you may as well go for Gaz or someone else this week, then go for Gibbs after

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    July 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Hey guys, any advice welcome! My team currently is:

    Doch, Adams, Newnes, Lloyd, Laird, Witherden (Stewart, Ryan)

    Titch, Danger, Dusty, Treloar, JPK, Murphy, Greenwood, Mountford (Hibberd, Cousins)

    Grundy, Stef (English, Cameron)

    Yeo, Heeney, Greene, Macrae, Steele, Dahl (Lloyd, Polson)

    95k remaining

    Trades currently are: Stef > Darcy Stewart > Simpson

    Swap witherden into mid for hibberd and play him at m8, hibberd d8.


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      July 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Also leaves 165k in the bank

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      the Cricket

      July 5, 2017 at 1:49 am

      Offload English, Cousins, DLloyd in that order. English to Darcy, and Cousins to someone like Brennan Cox or Karpany (depending on how little cash you’re willing to be left with). We need to be thinking about emergency bench cover at this pointy end of the season – and the midfield is most vital imo cos that’s where the big scores are … or not, if the general pays a visit.

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        D Day

        July 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

        Unless Cousins gets named this week.

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    July 4, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Draft league. Do I trade Whitfield for Parker?

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      July 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Whitfield if you want consistency, Parker if you want a higher ceiling

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Which trade to pull the trigger on lads:

    JJ to K Simpson (JJ really frustrating me, although I have a funny feeling as a supporter, that the Crows won’t play the bullying tactics other teams have played on him last few weeks over this weekend..)
    Cotchin to Titch/ Docherty

  9. Fooz


    July 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Hey Roy – your thoughts on any of the premos getting a rest over the next few weeks – e.g. as Geelong have done over the last couple of seasons – Jelwood and Scooter are having rests, so does Danger get a rest when these gents come back into the team?

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      D Day

      July 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      With the season as tight as it is at the moment I cant see anyone within finals contention resting players too much.

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    July 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I’m set on Preuss > Darcy (on bench)

    Then either of
    1) Scharenberg > Witherden (bench Witherden, play GW)
    2) Cousins/Mountford > Witherden (play Witherden or GW)
    3) Beech/Cunico > Witherden (play Witherden, bench GW)
    4) Hoskin-Elliot > Any MID/FWD under $551k Menegola/Stevens (Play GW)

    Its doing my head in!!!

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    July 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Who are the best mids to get out of:


    Will get 2 next week for Scooter and Greenwood!

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      July 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      You should check out Steele’s comment on Jeppa’s Juniors and also Jax’s comment on Inside The Numbers..

      They both know what’s going on!!

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    Jordan P

    July 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Can anyone shed any light on their recommendations for his upgrade and why?
    I am tossing up between: Heeney,Macrae,Billings and Menegola… I have a budget of $615K…
    I am honestly tossing up between menegola and macrae, if you compared both their next month-
    the selwoods coming back and the bulldogs not hitting their straps but macrae has still been consistent, they are both consistent but I think that macrae will benefit from the bulldogs run and should lift their form… what do you guys think? Cheers lads!

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    July 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Being inexperienced in this game, i have opted for Sydney players to trade in as they are in red hot form and i have gambled on Luke Parker instead of JPK. I plan to keep him to the finals. Looking at this years scores they both have had ups and downs however Parker can go big. Any thoughts on this?

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    Liam Mac

    July 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Tom Doedee a chance to debut? or Keiren Collins? both 150k defenders could be good downgrades this week

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    July 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Order who you would field out of…
    Spp, Nank, Darcy, Greenwood, Barrett and Witherden.

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    Liam Mac

    July 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    trade newman? im up to luxary trades and the only other player on my field not a premo is witherden. So i can trade newman > Dusty and move Witherden back as my D6. Good idea?

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Guys, any suggestions on trades this week? Have 79k in the bank and not sure what to do.

    Thinking of going Mbank > Witherden and Laird > Doch. What are people’s thoughts?

    Ryan, Laird, Newnes, Adams, Newman, Mbank,(J.Smith, Mitchell Hibberd)

    Rocky,Danger,Merrett, Zorko, J Lloyd, Treleor, Murphy, Gaff( Miles, Cunico)

    Grundy, Kreuzer( Soldo, Preuss)

    Yeo, Buddy, Beech, ,Greenwood, Josh Thomas, Heeney (Callum Brown, Lewis Pierce )

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    fantasy draft;

    me: tuohy and zaharakis for him: c.oliver and z.williams? thoughts if thats a trade i should do?

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    July 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Need a FWD under $484K….. Who should I look at?

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