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The Milkmen Discuss – Round 12

Listen to a special podcast version of the Milkmen’s cash cows this week.

A bit of a different week for us this week as we decided to sit down and record a podcast instead of write an article for the community. Have a listen to the podcast below as we discuss our review of the cash cows over the weekend, talk about some trade options this week, highlight what rookies are coming through and answer a few of your twitter questions.

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For those of you who don’t have time to listen our top trade in targets are:

Current Round 13 Targets

  1. Patrick Wilson (if named)
  2. Josh Battle
  3. Pat Kerr
  4. Charlie Ballard
  5. Stephen Giro

Current Round 14 Targets

  1. Mason Redman
  2. Joel Smith
  3. Paul Ahern
  4. Dylan Clarke (if named)
  5. Ballard/Kerr

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  1. anth80

    June 13, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Boys thoughts on Jacob Heron? Also what are the chances Ryan Abbott debuts weekend?

    • McGlovins

      June 13, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Heard Heron is on thin ice this week.

    • David C

      June 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Abbott is a sneaky chance this week. Heron could get dropped after GC’s last 2 big defeats, he’s not scoring well enough anyway.

    • AFLFantasy2k18

      June 13, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Heron does have a great role, Gold Coast are just not good enough to feed him. Will probably get dropped.

  2. antongus1

    June 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

    After Ridley, Mutch and Clarke – not sure we can trust another Bomber who is going to be dead-weight after 2 games.

    • A smart pupper

      June 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Absolutely, I’ve avoided all of them so far for that reason.

  3. AF Rising Star

    June 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Is Abbott, Frampton or Matthew Flynn more likely to make their debut this year

    • Alan J

      June 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Abbott I’d say based on his VFL output and Geelong seemingly go for a more mobile ruck duo than Smith/Stanley..

      He’s been emergency a few times now and could see him in this week for Buzza to give Stanley more of a FWD role, but that’d be my hope as a Geelong supporter..

    • James

      June 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Based on the fact that Frampton didn’t get a single game throughout the no-Ryder period at Port they’d have to be in serious injury trouble to bring him in

  4. McLean

    June 13, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Hi boys appreciate you provide info for free but any chance you could still post an article with a podcast? Middle of the working week and with a thursday gane don’t really have time for a podcast!! Cheers

    • Me Mums Me Dad

      June 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

      yeah hey milkmen can you also cook my dinner and do my washing? don’t have time myself, cheers boys.

      • McLean

        June 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

        Thanks for that chief

    • sir relton

      June 13, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Podcasts are great for people with time to listen. I’m not one of them

    • Sir Bobby

      Sir Bobby

      June 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      +1 article easier to refer to during Friday night trade madness.

    • Choccy Milk

      June 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      +1 podcast and no article is pathetic to be frank

      • Ned kelly

        June 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm

        Pack off sooks

        • Plugger

          June 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm

          Well, we are the reason that the traders are getting AFL paid sponsorship to do their job (plus the Moneyball advertising related kickback that is provided to the Traders due to the membership size of this website). So, afraid can’t accept ‘sook’ for the article request from members who underpin the viability of the site.

          Or do you think that dreamteamtalk is not so much a members site as a vehicle for the charitable vehicle for CEOs who are not getting paid by the AFL, Moneyball etc, to service the interests of AFL Fantasy coaches. I value the service of the CEOs – this is a fantastic information resource – but I respect the right of the customer/member of a service that is being funded because of its members, to let their interests and needs be known.

          So, let the company directors (of an enterprise they are being funded for because of the members),courteously know what the members want, or would you be too ‘sooky’ to directly ask that?

          • j

            June 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm

            WTF are you on about?

    • Yeahboi

      June 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      +1 Jeppa would be rolling around in his grave with this. me nan always said if your not going to do it right don’t do it at all.

  5. McGlovins

    June 13, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Pyke needs to give Wilson a chance. Absolutely killing it in the SANFL. If he comes in I back him to do well and keep his spot.

  6. Kingzy

    June 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

    The big battle is coming in to my team this week for sure.
    Redman and Joel Smith are good targets next week.
    Nice to have options!

    • MattF

      June 13, 2018 at 10:37 am

      id back wilson more than battle if he comes in this week, that said to field 18 i need both of them

  7. Marcus

    June 13, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi all,

    Laird, Sicily, Touhy
    Austin, Rice, Duman (Heron, Murray)

    Mitch, Coniglio, Neale, Merrett
    E-Yolmen, E Langdon, Redden, D Smith (Banfield, Ahern)

    Jacobs, Gawn (McInerney, Cameron)

    Menegola, Heeney, D Thomas
    Boak, Rocky, Guelfi (Fritsch, T Smith)

    Am I silly this week trading out Murray, Duman and Guelfi and bringing in J Smith, R Burton and E Yoe.

    • The Cricket

      June 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Probably not a good idea to bring in JSmith (or any player) who’s not playing this week – a week’s a long time and anything can happen hey

  8. BenOswald

    June 13, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Thoughts on Brander if he plays this week?

    • AF Rising Star

      June 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Im a WCE avid fan and think he could play CHF if named and take few marks and get a few kicks similar to Waterman, but don’t expect him to keep his spot in the side for long – Liam Ryan, Nathan Vardy or Jack Darling (4-5 weeks) will take it.

  9. sir relton

    June 13, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Who’s more likely to be playing round 14:

    Spargo or T Smith?

    • Shags

      June 13, 2018 at 11:53 am


      • sir relton

        June 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

        Cheers Shags. I miss your team sheets

        • Sir Bobby

          Sir Bobby

          June 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

          + 1. Remember how he use to include the player prices for us?
          Those were the days.

  10. Will


    June 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Thanks for the update boys, prefer the article to podcast but if you’re low on time like we all are this week (two days between rounds!) then we appreciate anything you can churn out!
    For me, i’m going to have to get battle this week over wilson. The dylan clarke scenario highlights that magoos scores =/= afl scores, so i’d happily take him if he proves himself after one week. Plus the crows have no room in the midfield so he’ll likely be playing forward pocket or something, lucky to get a 50. Battle started with a good score and as such has a -1 BE.
    One last thing (sorry to nitpick) but “versing” is not a real word, please stop!

    • Shags

      June 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

      I hereby declare “versing” a real word. By the authority of Shags.

      • Will


        June 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

        ah of course how forgetful of me, it is a word, pretty much meaning writing a poem or verse. Just a strange context in which it keeps being used around here….

        funny read –

        • Will


          June 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

          PS i miss your team sheets

          and your musk

      • Fooz


        June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm


    • A smart pupper

      June 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      I think the Dylan Clarke scenario more highlights Woosha’s unwillingness to stick with the kids (see also Mutch, Ridley). Pyke has already shown enough with Doedee, Fogarty, Murphy, Gallucci, and Poholke for me to have confidence in Wilson hanging around if he gets a guernsey.

      • A smart pupper

        June 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

        Although Ridley was injured, my bad.

        • Simon

          June 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

          Mutch too, I think…

      • The Cricket

        June 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

        Woosha’s not unwilling to give the youngsters a go. Ridley and Mutch were injured. He’s stuck with Guelfi. It boils down to players’ fitness and whether they provide what the side needs at a particular time (given injuries to others etc), how they fit in to the overall team structure.

        • Andrew

          June 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

          Well, I’m from Perth right and I know that Woosha’s son and Matt Guelfi’s brother goes to the same school. I know Guelfi has been decent in the AFL and all but I think that their is a factor about that imo

          • Alan J

            June 14, 2018 at 12:36 pm

            So Worsfold plays Guelfi because his son goes to the same school as Guelfi’s brother?

            And you know this because you’re from Perth?

            Are there any other people from Perth who can verify this?

          • Sunnyjim

            June 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

            Yeah I am in the same year at the school and decent friends with both. Not sure if it’s much of a reason tbh

          • Alan J

            June 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm

            Ok cool..

            I went to Perth a couple years ago, and I once saw Worsfold play at the MCG for the Eagles, and a guy a couple years above me in HS got drafted by Carlton back in 1998, and I saw Fevola walk into a mirror at a club in the city after he kicked a big bag in a pre-season comp, so I guess I am also qualified enough to verify..

          • Kingzy

            June 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm

            I am from Perth, bloody great place to live.
            Nice beaches, weather, sun rises and sun sets.

            Apart from the cost of living and the fact is expensive to go the footy and hard to get tickets, its epic.

            Plus Eagles 10 straight wins on top, cant get much better than that.

            Just thought id let you know

        • Alan J

          June 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm

          Do you know Andrew?? He’s from Perth too and has the inside scoop of everything that goes on at Windy Hill because Worsfolds son goes to school with Guelfi’s brother..

          Reckon he can put in a good word for us about D.Clarke??

          • McGlovins

            June 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm

            Do you know Ben? He likes running and his favourite drink is Coke and ice.

  11. Max

    June 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Love your work guys but not a fan of the podcast format instead of write up! However a huge fan of the top five trade targets being announced now instead of late on a Friday when it’s quite close to lock out

    • Mark


      June 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      +1 on the top 5 trade targets being announced earlier then late Friday.

  12. Natasha

    June 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    thoughts about Apeness for Freo?

  13. Westfroth

    June 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks boys, for the record I prefer the podcast.

  14. Kanye

    June 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Cheers milkmen always helpful info, also prefer the written article if I had the choice. But any content is far better than none!
    Top 5 targets is also great.
    Keep up the excellent work!

  15. Westfroth

    June 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    What about Ainsowrth from West Coast? Id he injured?

  16. Jonathan

    June 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Thinking Dusty to Macrae?? As sideways as it gets, but I think Dusty might come good towards the back end but his been down on form

    • Natasha

      June 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      If you can afford to I’d say wait Dusty out…his price is in a downswing and he’ll lose you a lot of money if you trade him now. He’s good for a few more big scores before the year is done and should bounce back a bit in price. Can trade then.

      • Ned kelly

        June 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

        Stick in the kitchen sweet cheeks.

        • Ned kelly

          June 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm

          Who ever is steeling names on here you really are a massive loser

          • peter

            June 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

            You need to check yourself into the nearest mental institute and quickly Ned.

          • Ned kelly

            June 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

            Cant you read you dumb cu,t

        • The Cricket

          June 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

          What rock is it you’ve been living under? Grow up. Take your sexist crap and crawl back into your hole. The real world is clearly too scary for you, little boy.

  17. Simon

    June 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Podcast + transcript? Or is that a bit too much to ask?

    • TheFlogsofLeon

      June 13, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      let me know who you have captain so I don’t follow.

      • Simon

        June 13, 2018 at 7:35 pm

        Macrae as loophole, Titch otherwise.

  18. Terry

    June 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Can’t listen to podcasts while sitting at work. It’s embarrassing.

  19. Chris

    June 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Enjoyed the podcast, always keen for things to listen to on my commute. Now that Brander has been named, would you get him in ahead of Kerr?

  20. hijacker

    June 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Milkmen for the work.
    Just a comment – Giro’s first name is Stefan not Stephen.

  21. Fooz


    June 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Quote from the Milkmen’s excellent spreadsheet prior to the season:

    on Brander
    “With Eagles indicating they are looking for a smaller forward line and Lycett not playing much last year, can’t see a role for him in the 2018 team outside of injuries.”

    • AFLFantasy2k18

      June 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      As far as I’m concerned, as long as he plays the next 2 rounds or more (which he will cause darling 4-6) I don’t really care. Come the end of byes he most likely won’t even be on most fields. Some may need him to cover a donut in the next few weeks, having already completed the bye.

  22. Euman


    June 13, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Please tell me the times teams are announced this week for Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday games

    • The Cricket

      June 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      6.20pm AEST tonight for tomorrow’s Port v Bulldogs game.
      Normal times for the rest of the round (Friday to Sunday)

      • Euman


        June 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        Cheers mate

  23. E.J

    June 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Hey guys, trade out zerret for gaff or Ed curnow. This gets me to 18 on field if teams are nice

    • MattF

      June 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      i wouldnt be looking to trade out zerrett, still has a lot of cash to gain.
      Could you downgrade a rookie instead to build up for next week instead, perhaps battle or wilson

  24. Bomber Thompson

    June 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    any1 doin world cup fantasy?

  25. Nathan Ablett

    June 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Brander or Balard ?

  26. nkthegunner12

    June 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Trade out Spargo or T.Smith?

  27. Westfroth

    June 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Brander or Battle for either Guelfi or Tim Smith????

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