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Discuss your round five moves.

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Fantasy points for and against (season)

CLUBPTS
FOR
>80
FOR
>100
FOR
PTS
AG
>80
AG
>120
AG
ADE 1035.751.750.2514465.52.25
BRL1275.253.751.751148.753.250.75
CAR1228.53.50.51182.752.250.75
COL1389.562.512082.250.25
ESS12573.6711288.675.331
FRE1150.752.750.251295.53.751
GCS1282.753.750.751247.253.750.5
GEE1279.254.7511123.52.250
GWS1147.752.750.251273.53.750.75
HAW1172.7530.251254.54.750.5
MEL1187.332.671.6713395.671.67
NM121340.51134.252.50.25
PTA14245.751.251080.251.750.25
RIC11942.750.512525.250.75
STK13415.251.251246.253.51.25
SYD1256.253.750.751119.7520.5
WB1184.752.250.751348.255.252.25
WCE1201411291.254.251.5

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142 Comments

142 Comments

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    dulcify56

    June 29, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    One CJ.

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    Shane

    June 29, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    who is a better option for replacing howe. Crisp, maynard or L.Weller. Will Howe being out give crisp more freedom?

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      CJ

      June 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      I reckon Weller. Lots of CBAs and with Howe out too many unknowns for Crisp and Maynard. Weller also has some cash to make with a low BE

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        Daniel Seaton

        June 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm

        He didn’t do much on the weekend where as maynard has the last 3

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      Daniel Seaton

      June 29, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Maynard

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    CJ

    June 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Looking for a sub $615 defender
    1. Sicily
    2. Brodie Smith

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    Fanboy

    June 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Wingard or Walters? Wingard owned by less % (more in top 1k however) but Walters better role for scoring

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      Daniel Seaton

      June 29, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Walter’s as I have wingy

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      J

      June 30, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      walters – easy game vs adelaide next and then run of games at home. Walters might have more CBAs in upcoming games with Fyfe out.

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    luka

    June 29, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    thoughts on cotchin

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      J

      June 30, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      don’t go there, at least for the sake of your own sanity in future.

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    Bob

    June 29, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Def:
    Crisp, Weller, Doch, Howe, Starcevich, brander
    (Rivers, Mcasey)

    Mid:
    Cripps, cog, viney, Titch, McGrath, Neale, Rowell, Ando (Pickett, Mchenry)

    Ruc:
    Naismith, Grundy (Hayes)

    Fwd:
    Wingard, petracca, B.smith, simpkin, C.taylor, budarick (king, Davis)

    Utl:
    T.brown

    Thinking
    Naismith -> Pitt
    Howe -> Salem
    Viney -> parfitt/mccluggage/berry

    Unsure on 3rd trade with 692k to choose a mid.

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      Matthew Ross Macrow

      June 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Had salem last yr after a really good run of form, he doesnt keep it up for long be as weary of him as we all were with petracca

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    petracca

    June 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Def:
    Docherty, B.Smith, Houston, Howe, Cerra, Rivers (Brander, Butler)

    Mid:
    Macrae, Oliver, Cogs, Mcgrath, Titch, Rowell, Anderson, Starcevich (Mcinerney, McHenry)

    Ruck:
    Grundy, Pitt (Xerri)

    Fwd:
    Petracca, Simpkin, Bailey Smith, Ceglar, Bewley, C.Taylor (King, Budarick)

    Util:
    Cavarra

    Any obvious moves here? I am thinking Howe –> Serong via Starcevich DPP for my first move, which gives me $374k for my next 2.

    Feels like it’s too early to cull most of my rooks (besides Cavarra who may get a crack when he returns from injury) so thinking of maybe spreading the cash between Cerra & Bewley?

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      Matthew Ross Macrow

      June 30, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Playing crows so give freo boys a week. Brodie is becoming a decent pod atm but houli is one of the least owned defenders in the comp (9%) and is currently d2 in avg, really good avenue of attack on the top 100 teams if u brought him in . Nothing else in def sticks out other than 4 or 5 maybes. Fwd’s I’m thinking one more week to bring in whitfield, not a big fan of his durability. Wingard and ebert are surprisingly unique…

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    Jack

    June 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Def: Docherty, Houston, Crisp, Weller, Sicily, Starcevich (Rivers, Goddard)
    Mid: Neale, Mitchell, Rowell, T. Brown, Macrae, McHenry, L. Ash, Coniglio (
    Ruck: Gawn, Pitt (Cameron)
    Fwd: Petracca, D. Smith, Heeney, Simpkin, M. King, Budarick (Brander, Rankine)
    Utl: D. Robertson (Brisbane)
    Cash: 5k

    Really stumped what to do this week – any help would be greatly appreciated. Going for points against a couple of mate who are about 400 ahead at the moment

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      Jack

      June 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm

      Mid bench is Pickett and Maginness

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      Matt

      June 30, 2020 at 1:43 am

      Try and get guys like Brown and McHenry off your field. Consider getting Serong from Freo for a better scoring rookie on field. Need to try getting that cash generation on your bench happening as you might catch up to your mates now but if you’re not upgrading regularly you won’t be able to keep up for the year. Your premos are good so no issues there my advice would be:

      Robertson -> Butler (if named)
      Ash -> Serong
      Goddard/Rankine -> Playing rookie

      Then next week consider downgrading guys like Brander and Pickett which might give you enough to upgrade a rookie to a fallen premo such as Whitfield.

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        Jack

        July 1, 2020 at 10:49 am

        Thanks for the comments. I have come back from a long lay off between seasons (approximately 5 years) and forgotten the basics of cash generation. Playing the long game, albeit in a shortened season, looks like the best chance to catch up by seasons end.

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    KSam

    June 30, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I have to trade Fyfe, Howe and Naismith on field. 89k in cash. Do I just upgrade ruck to Grundy or Gawn (I have Goldy) and forget about my rucks (1 prem/rook for other 2 trades). Or do I go Pitt and get two prems? Is it worth paying up for Grundy/Gawn or get two of Simpkin /Parfit /Whitfield /wingard /Ebert /McCluggage and save 100k for next week ? I’m indecisive

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      Alex

      June 30, 2020 at 12:59 am

      Given Pitt will probably make another 100k I would think about getting him. Simpkin, Wingard and Whitfield are all very good value right now IMO

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      Matt

      June 30, 2020 at 1:27 am

      I would get Pitt, Whitfield and Simpkin, then upgrade Pitt to Grundy in 3-4. Not ideal missing all Grundy’s points but at least you know he’s not going to get more expensive, whilst Whitfield, Simpkin and Pitt all underpriced on what they will average.

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        KSam

        June 30, 2020 at 8:53 pm

        Currently I have Pitt Whitfield and Simpkin. I’ll leave it, assuming no major surprises On Thursday

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    Paul Fulara

    June 30, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Def : Docherty, Crisp, Houston, Starcevich, Brander, Doedee ( Rivers / McAsey )
    Mid : Macrae, Mitchell, Selwood, Cogs, Cripps, Rowell, Anderson, McInerney ( Bennell/Butler )
    Ruck: Grundy, Mr Worldwide ( Naismith )
    Fwd : Petracca, B Williams, Simpkin, Greenwood, Brayshaw, Budarick ( Taylor/King )
    Utl : Cavarra

    Looking at following:
    Macrae > Neale
    Doedee > Young
    Brayshaw > Parfitt

    Other options welcome.

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      Matt

      June 30, 2020 at 1:16 am

      In my opinion Neale is too expensive now, first trade i’d go McAsey to Serong instead (via Butler)

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        Paul

        June 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

        Thanks Matt. Serong was an option i was considering too.

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      Fooz

      June 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      trade out Naismith before anything else. … dead wood there.

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      Pistol

      July 6, 2020 at 9:20 am

      more problems than trading mcrae to neale mcrae will probly out score him in comming rounds

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    texantexan

    June 30, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Thanks gentlemen, few good options there.

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    Jon

    June 30, 2020 at 1:49 am

    do you think trading max king for Brett Bewley is a good idea?

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      jon

      June 30, 2020 at 1:53 am

      if not Brett Bewley who else do you think would be good

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        Matthew

        June 30, 2020 at 12:28 pm

        Was desperate to luxury trade bewley out tbh. My gut (which has been pathetic so far this yr) says lukosious is an underrated pick

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    emily

    June 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Wow, where are people going to put there trade this week, trust Lloyd or go somewhere else
    he was doing so well.

    from the foot fetish girl
    mmmm feet in snails

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    Matthew Ross Macrow

    June 30, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Well I’ve got nothing else to lose. Still got rookies i dont want on field, pickett m8, bennell utility, merrett m1 howe d4 naismith r2. My hail mary is howe to starc, naismith to mww and merrett to neale soecifically so i can use neale as a massive cash grab in 2 to 3 weeks

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      Matthew Ross Macrow

      June 30, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      This is my garbage dump of a team btw
      Def: Houli Doc Houston Howe Brander Noble
      (Mcasey Magden)
      Mid: Merrett Viney Cog Titch Smith (dogs) Daicos Rowell Mcinerney (Green, Bennell)
      Ruc: Grundy Naismith (cameron)
      Fwd: Trac Brayshaw Bewley Patton Budarick Taylor (cavarra king)
      Utility is Schultz
      17k remaining
      Howe, merrett, naismith and patton are all forced trades so freo fwds and cog have to stay and i desperately wanna get rid of all the freo boys.
      Any advice other than give up and pray for neale to do it again and hope he kicks straight this time?

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        Andy

        June 30, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        Neal kicks for goal like Danger.

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        Pistol

        July 6, 2020 at 9:26 am

        hope u didnt trade all three to get one person and use all the profits and left yourself with nesle and two make shift players

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    Owen Sadler

    June 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Thoughts on trades.
    Howe to Gaff via DPP
    Hannebery to Parfitt
    Cameron to Xerri

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    Andy

    June 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I think I’ll give Dusty another week, but time up for Cogs? I’d be better off downgrading him to Serong. Free up cash for other upgrades.

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    Baz

    June 30, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Def: Houli, Doch, Howe, Houston, Sicily, Starc (Brander, Rivers)
    Mid: Macrae, Viney, Titch, McGrath, Ward, Rowell, Anderson, McInerney (Brown, T. Green, Picket)
    Ruc: Grundy, MWW (Cameron)
    Fwd: Tracca, Simp, Smith, Greenwood, Taylor, Budarick (King, Vandameer)

    $157k in the bank with no idea what to do!

    Thinking Howe > Butler, Pickett > Serong, Brown > Wingard/Ebert/Walters via Budarick DPP with around $100-150k leftover

    Thoughts would be much appreciated fellas !! Cheers legends

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    Fooz

    June 30, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I slid a bit in rankings – out to 5000 ish. Meh. ‘ronaball.

    D: Doch, Crisp, Houston, Howe, Brander, Rivers (Hamill, McAsey)
    M: Macrae, Zerret, Viney, Cogs, Titch, Ward, Rowell, Starcevich (Brown, Green)
    R: Grundy, Mr Worldwide (Cameron)
    F: Whitfield, Tracca, Brayshaw, Bewley, Taylor, Budarick (King, McAdam)
    U: Xerri

    Current thoughts.
    Howe > Corr (playing breakevens)
    Bench Zerrett, Rivers > Serong (Starcevich def)
    Budarick > Simpkin

    Leaves me with $0K.

    Other option was to Sideways trade Cogs or Zerrett, but…. “don’t trade premos” … even if they are really frustrating?!…

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    Goldenballs

    June 30, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Really unsure on trades????
    Option 1 Brayshaw, Naismith, Howe out……… Parfit, Mr worldwide, Ridley in????? OR
    Option 2 Cogs, Brayshaw, Howe out……… Houli, Gawn, Serong in??????

    1 means cogs plays
    2 means taylor plays on field

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    Erin

    June 30, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    If all players are in this week, what is the best combo

    1. Gaff, Whitfield and Parfitt
    2. Trelore, Macrea and Acres?

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      Alex

      June 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      1. Easily

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      Andy

      June 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      I’d wait one more week on Treloar coming back from injury. Whitfied with his slight frame seems to suffer more injuries than most. Gaff, Parfitt and Macrae seem to be good selections.

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      emily

      June 30, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      hey Erin, nice to see another girl on here.

      number 1, I’d wait on Trelore for a week to see how he goes with corona -ball.
      Gaff is playing Sydney know, which is his worst team.

      Is Acres fit yet??

      from the foot fetish girl

      mmmmmm put your feet in a bucket of mash potato Erin

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    George

    June 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Noble/Howe/Naismith- 170k +
    1. English + Lloyd/any def
    2. Naitanui + Lloyd/any def
    3. Witts + <660k def
    or do i go
    Viney/Howe/Naismith- Macrae or gaff/170k/English?

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    Erin

    July 1, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Pick 1

    Parfitt,
    Lyons,
    Ebert,
    McCluggage,
    Steele

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    Josh

    July 1, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Hey Guys,

    What are your thoughts on callum mills as a howe replacement? 574k and scored 53 points in the second half after moving into the midfield in the second half last week. attended 9 centre bounces in the second half and horse longmire has mentioned the need to change up his midfield mix.

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    James

    July 1, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Doing a one-player-per-team draft. Do I keep Ziebell or roll with Simpkin?

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    Gibbs

    July 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Best trade help

    1. Merret, Howe and Viney > Dangerfield, Whitfield and Parfitt.

    Or

    2. Merret, Howe and Cavarra > Whitfield, Acres and Dan Butler

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      George

      July 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Definitely 1

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    Floggers

    July 1, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Unfortunately I have some forced trades this week. The players I’m getting in all need to be on the ground.

    OUTS: S. Naismith (inj), S. Sidebottom (probably banned), J. Howe (inj). INS: M. Pittonet, B. Parfitt, B. Houli.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

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      PowerAde

      July 1, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      i think you have got in as good as you can for having no choice

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        Floggers

        July 1, 2020 at 11:11 pm

        Cheers PowerAde

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    Wathen FC

    July 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Thoughts on team and trades?

    TRADES
    In: Lachie Neale, Aidan Corr, Jonathon Ceglar
    Out: Stephen Coniglio, Jeremy Howe, Sam Naismith
    $2k left in bank

    TEAM
    Def: Bachar Houli, Sam Docherty (VC), Jack Crisp, Dan Houston, Aidan Corr, Jarrod Brander [Jack Madgen, Trent Rivers]
    Mid: Lachie Neale (C), Jack Macrae, Taylor Adams, Jack Viney, Tom Mitchell, Matthew Rowell, Brandon Starcevich, Harley Bennell [Tyler Brown, Marlion Pickett]
    Ruc: Jonathon Ceglar, Marc Pittonet [Darcy Cameron]
    Fwd: Christian Petracca, Devon Smith, Jy Simpkin, Brett Bewley, Curtis Taylor, Ben Davis [Max King, Sam Sturt]
    Utl: [Connor Budarick]

    Looping Doch’s score if he gets a 90+, looping King’s score if he gets a 50+, hoping Bennell gets named otherwise I’ll chuck Budarick in midfield. Thoughts?

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      Alex

      July 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      I would take H.Young over Corr personally, gives you a bit more cash to play with. I get the feeling Rocky might tag Neale this week, but getting him in depends on whether you think he is at his most expensive or will continue to go up another 50-100. Don’t mind Ceglar, would try get Serong if you can

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    Lewie-14

    July 1, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Who to bring in first out of Walters, Parfitt, Petracca or Wingard ?

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      George

      July 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      Walters IMO

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    Jeff

    July 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    1. Jake Lloyd+ English
    2. Grundy+Rookie gives me cash for next week to go brayspud to whit
    I have gawn as a captain option + 2 premium defenders and four rookies

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      emily

      July 1, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      I’d go 2 Jeff, hopefully set urself up for the rest of the year

      from the foot fetish girl

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    Sean

    July 1, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    brayshaw to

    wingard
    or
    maynard/crisp (without howe) through brander DPP

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    Doug

    July 2, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Anyone thinking of pulling the trigger on Viney yet? I know he has cash to make, but with back to back 60s, he’s not a 95+ (BCV) player, but sits more in the 80+ category..

    I’m not sure I’m ready to give up on Brayshaw just yet.. Game against the Crows, with Fyfe out, then returning for some games in WA, has me hopeful, but most likely just deluded..

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      Doug

      July 2, 2020 at 7:19 am

      I should also say that Viney to Serong lets me upgrade Ben Davis to a 630k player, trading out Brayshaw only gives me a 423k (Davis) or 498k (T. Brown) upgrade, so…

      1. Brayshaw + Parfitt/Berry leaving only Cavarra and Williams as non playing rookies
      2. Viney + Wills/Bewley which will leave those 2 above plus Ben Davis at Utility

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    Lochie

    July 2, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Parfitt or Simpkin?

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    EK09

    July 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    DEF: Docherty, Brander, Houston, Crisp, Starchvich, Rivers (Butler, Hamill)

    MID: Hanaberry, Titch, Rowell, Anderson, Neale, Gaff, Viney, Bontempelli (Pickey, McInrerney)

    RUC: Grundy, Naismith (Cameron)

    FWD: Smith, Budarick, Taylor, Petracca, Brayshaw, Brewly (Davis, King)

    Utility – Bailey Williams

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      EK09

      July 2, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Also got $250k in the bank

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    Gibbs

    July 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Best combo

    1. Whitfield and Maynard
    2. Parfitt and Lloyd

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    John

    July 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Nic Nat or English?

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