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Round 1

Wednesday, March 16
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs – Melbourne Cricket Ground – 7:10pm – Seven/Fox

Thursday, March 17
Carlton vs. Richmond – Melbourne Cricket Ground – 7:25pm – Seven/Fox

Friday, March 18
St Kilda vs. Collingwood – Marvel Stadium – 7:50pm – Seven/Fox

Saturday, March 19
Geelong Cats vs. Essendon – Melbourne Cricket Ground – 2:10pm – Fox Footy
GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans – Accor Stadium – 5:10pm – Fox Footy
Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide – The Gabba – 8:10pm – Seven/Fox

Sunday, March 20
Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne – Melbourne Cricket Ground – 1:10pm – Fox Footy
Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle – Adelaide Oval – 4:10pm – Fox Footy
West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast SUNS – Optus Stadium – 7:40pm – Fox Footy

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  1. rango

    March 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    also have 151k spare

  2. Jordy

    March 14, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    looking for some feedback gents!

    Def: Lloyd, Whit, Hew, Sicily, Chapman, Gibcus (mccartin, mcdonagh)
    Mid: Macca, Titch, Jkelly, Cripps, Crouch, JHF, Daicos, Ward (Joyce, Tsitas)
    Ruck: Grundy, Gawn (dixon)
    Fwd: DUnk, Cogs, Butters, Brodie, Ralphsmith, Rachele (de Koning, Durdin)
    Util: JHayes

    I like the team, but i kinda want to find space for Rowell somewhere, and i’m not sure how i can do that without trading out someone like kelly. Rooks aren’t set in stone until round 1 of course but any help would be wonderful

    • Jordy

      March 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      oops 22k

    • The Chosen Won™®©

      March 14, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      I just traded Crippa to Rowell and used the 222K to make the rest of my team better and more than covered the point lost going Crippa to Rowell…

      Good Luck

      • Pendles4Brownlow

        March 14, 2022 at 8:15 pm

        Agree. Cripps is great, but Rowell will generate more cash and allow you to improve the team. You could bump Jelly up to an uber premo, or a number of smaller changes.

      • Squid

        March 14, 2022 at 9:21 pm

        Rowell over Cripps, then upgrade elsewhere is good advice IMO, I’m going no Rowell, bit nervous but so long as he doesn’t go at over 100 I’m ok with this.

  3. Rob.

    March 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    This is where i’m at – yep it’s vanilla – as has been written about a bit here. I have 290k though and so will make changes when teams are named.

    Some feedback on where to spend that 290 and anything else welcomed!

    DEF – Crisp, Whitfield, Hewett, Sicily, Chapman, McCartin (De koning, Boyd)

    MID – Macrae, Mitchell, Neale, Cripps, Rowell, JHF, Daicos, Ward. (Stephens, MacDonald)

    RUC – Gawn, Grundy. (Dixon)

    FOR – Dunkley, Butters, Coniglio, Brodie, Rachele, Ralphsmith (Durdin, Hollands)

    UTL – McEntee


  4. Prawnhead

    March 14, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Tim Kelly to miss Round 1

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      That eliminates one quandary

  5. Nicko

    March 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Just want some positive reinforcement that this isn’t somehow awful or too cookie-cutter. Rookies are obvs pending selection.

    Biggest concern is that maybe i’ve gone too big in the middle? Could downgrade Macrae or Wines to a Cripps or Serong and use the cash forward or back?

    DEF – Lloyd, Whitfield, Hewett, Sicily, Chapman, Gibcus (SDK, Boyd)
    MID – Steele, Macrae, Wines, Neale, Rowell, JHF, Naicos, Ward (Stephens, Macdonald)
    RUC – Grundy, Gawn (SHayes)
    FWD – Dunkley, Coniglio, Butters, Brodie, Rachele, Ralphsmith (Durdin, Hollands)
    UTL – Mead

    • Squid

      March 14, 2022 at 9:18 pm

      Certainly not awful Nicko, strong mids are nice.

  6. Rob

    March 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Is milera playing? Where’s he been

  7. Damian

    March 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Finally settled on a lineup, rooks subject to teams of course. only 9k left, keen on some feedback
    DEF – Crisp, Whitfield, McInerney, Hewett, Gibcus, Sinn (SDK, Boyd)
    MID – Macrae, JKelly, Neale, Cripps, Rowell, JHF, NDaicos, Ward (Stephens, Ralphsmith)
    RUC – Gawn, English (JHayes)
    FWD – Taranto, Dunkley, Coniglio, Butters, Brodie, Rachele (Baldwin, Dixon)
    UTL – Martin

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      Personally, I think that having tarantula is limiting. He is going to play forward at least until Toby returns. That will limit his productivity and holds up a lot of your cash. I think you are best off downgrading him and using the cash to bump up English or Jelly. Bring Tarantula in at a lower price once Toby returns. Having 2 rooks infield in DEF is unique this year. Sinn is a risk. You might want to consider McCartin IF he is selected.

      • Damian

        March 14, 2022 at 10:05 pm

        Yeah that TT spot started as Dusty, then became Treloar, then TT. Might got back to Treloar and upgrade elsewhere. Gibcus and Sinn were both a bit of a *shrugs shoulders* Cheers

  8. K

    March 14, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Which Essendon rook – Martin or Baldwin?

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:38 pm

      1st priority – select the one that gets selected. If they are both selected, it’s a toss of the coin. I don’t think either will score well, but they could be a heartbeat, which is better than having a non-player.

  9. T22572

    March 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Draft at 8 tonight no one joined except for a couple of me mates. U9SVZESY Join if interested lads

    • T22572

      March 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm

      8 AWST* so eastern states people late night draft is on.

  10. Campbell

    March 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Hey Legends,

    Keen on three premo rooms in the backline but have a dilemma is it worth dropping crisp to lloyd to go up from Dawson to short or leave it the same

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:50 pm

      I would say no, as Crisp is actually capable of going higher. However, Dawson is a risk. I had Short for a while, but I couldn’t fit in Crisp and Whitfield, so now I drop from Whitfield to Hewett. This has allowed me to have Touk, Steele and Macca, along with Gawn/Grundy.

    • Samus

      March 15, 2022 at 12:26 am

      I think with houli gone, short will be a real good pick. Dawson, assuming he is over his calf is a bit of an unknown but with laird out he could get heaps of ball to start the season. Crisp will do the same as last year. I have no comment on llyod.

  11. Tommo

    March 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    g’day legends, Who would you rather take as a pod, taylor adams or andy brayshaw?

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      Adam’s is probably the better scorer, but he’s also a big injury risk

    • peterthomas25

      March 14, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      I’d probably go Adams, but only because he’s proven to be able to average 110+, but he will likely miss games as Pendles4Brownlow highlighted. The only problem with Brayshaw is his ability to deal with a tag

    • Samus

      March 15, 2022 at 12:33 am

      Every…single….time… I have picked Adams, he gets injured.

    • JungleMuffin

      March 15, 2022 at 4:15 am

      Neither. And not Adams, he will ping a hammy/quad/hip flexor/somwthing for sure.

  12. Sam

    March 14, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    1. Crisp, witts and xerri
    2. Pat Mccartin, gawn and brodie

    • Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

      March 14, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      2 by a long way pending Pat is named

    • Pendles4Brownlow

      March 14, 2022 at 8:44 pm

      I agree with the wombat

  13. peterthomas25

    March 14, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Has anyone got news on Mitch Duncan? Will he play round 1? Has he played any intraclub or VFL?

  14. Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    March 14, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    posting my team early since usually my week is crazy and i wont have to time to look at it on thursday really.

    Drunk Panda’s
    DEF: Crispy, Whitfield, McInerny, Hewitt, Lachie Jones, McCartin. ( De Koning, Boyd)

    MID: Macrae, Wines, Neale, Crouch, Lipinski, Rowell, Daicos, Ward, (JHF, Stephens)

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy, (Dixon)

    FWD: Coniglio, Thomas, Butters, Brodie, Rachelle, Ralphsmith. (Hollands, Martin)

    UTL: Hough

    5k left,

    couple of toss ups still to decide :

    Ward vs JHF on field,
    Lipinski vs Serong
    Gawn vs Marshall
    Thomas vs F2 ??

    any opinions are welcomed, hope you had a great weekend!

    • Phteven

      March 14, 2022 at 9:03 pm

      I like your utility, i have him on my bench. Jaffa on the bench is a little different, but we still don’t know the scoring ability of the big 3 rooks. Marshall is always reliant on the non appearance of Patrick. Wines is a great pod.

    • Clowns

      March 16, 2022 at 11:59 am

      Jhf on feild, serong and gawn.
      Don’t like Thomas, flash in pan year.. Imo..
      Dusty or cogs in place.

  15. Ryan

    March 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Steele vs. Miller???

    I can only have one, also have Macrae.

    Thoughts guys….

  16. The Kid

    March 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    McInerney, Touk or Dawson, brayshaw?

  17. Hoppy

    March 14, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Whitfield and Serong


    Short and Jelly

    • pendles4brownlow

      March 15, 2022 at 7:37 am

      Hard to say. Whitfield is almost a must have, but I would take Short and Jelly over Whitfield and Serong.

  18. Seafood Extender

    March 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Treloar or Tarryn Thomas?

  19. Hoppy

    March 14, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Not sure about Thomas’ role.


    • Hoppy

      March 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm

      Also, this is seperate:

      1a. Steele and Serong
      2a. Jelly and Neale

      • pendles4brownlow

        March 15, 2022 at 7:38 am

        Short and Jelly, and Jelly and Neale

  20. Crabman

    March 14, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Another debutante for WCE..Brady Hough

  21. Rob.

    March 14, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Help…… 290k. in kitty…… Chapman? upgrade a mid of Fwd, keep the cash for inevitable carnage?

    Some feedback on where to spend that 290 and anything else welcomed!

    DEF – Crisp, Whitfield, Hewett, Sicily, Chapman, McCartin (De koning, Boyd)

    MID – Macrae, Mitchell, Neale, Cripps, Rowell, JHF, Daicos, Ward. (Stephens, MacDonald)

    RUC – Gawn, Grundy. (Dixon)

    FOR – Dunkley, Butters, Coniglio, Brodie, Rachele, Ralphsmith (Durdin, Hollands)

    UTL – McEntee


    • JungleMuffin

      March 15, 2022 at 4:07 am

      McCarttin +290k and youre not far away from fitting another premium in with a bit of tweaking and having Chappy at D6.

  22. brian Smith

    March 14, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Just thinking: Petracca (110) + Ward (60) is about the same as Crouch (95) + Lipinski (90).
    Should I spend the extra $50 and take the 15 point upside, or go Guns-n-rookies?

    • JungleMuffin

      March 15, 2022 at 4:01 am

      On those numbers, you’d take option B. Only reason you wouldn’t is if the score differential isn’t as much, or if you don’t have the cap later to max out your lineup with premos.

      What’s to stop you going Crouch + Ward and putting the $250-300k difference into somwthing else, which would give you the same scoring output (90+60+30/35 from cap spent elsewhere), plus the additional income from rookie appreciation?

  23. Frank

    March 14, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Looking for a competitive league? Join the holy grail!

    • Starfish

      March 15, 2022 at 12:06 am

      I’m in!

      • Sea Cucumber

        March 15, 2022 at 6:53 am

        Me too

  24. Johnny

    March 14, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Steele or Miller guys?

  25. Squid

    March 15, 2022 at 12:12 am

    First up I think Crouch will be much better than predicted by you and should definitely be high on your radar, equally Ward is pretty much a must have regardless so my unreserved advice would be take those 2 then go from there.

    Answering your specific question I think there’s probably more than 15 points upside most likely but it’s not such a simple equation and still would go Petracca Ward plus some extra coin.

    Ward has much greater overall potential for growth and 100% will gain cash much quicker allowing you than the other combo, Petracca is most likely to be around the top 8 mids and realistically you’re keeping him so there’s an upgrade you don’t need to make.

    To me this is better overall as across the entire season, you will probably be way better off with the G’n’R equation 9 times out of 10 or more but when that midprice thing comes off it is generally pretty spectacular.

    • Squid

      March 15, 2022 at 12:14 am

      @brian Smith

  26. JungleMuffin

    March 15, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I guess my question headinf in to round 1 are:

    Crisp and Short. Neither were in my side for the 2 weeks ago. Crisp as a set and forget top 6ish def, which is my only interest in him. Not looking for value or upside, avergeing close to his price is all I’m bothered about. Short: Again, just looking dor a premoish Def. Hall, Ziebell, Howe, and most of the other top end defenders don’t interest me besides the obvious like Witfield/Loyd/Sicdawg. Just want some emotional support with him I guess. Hewett? Everyone’s frothing about him, but is he really going to be a main man mid with Cripps/Walsh/Cerra/Kennedy/Williams etc, or just end up a glorified tagger? Is he really that much value besidrs the old sweet talk of ‘midfield time’?

    Rowell: Appears to offer great value, but then again, is it all based off of those 4-5 games in 2020? Payed attention for 15 minutes last season and logged in 3-4 times, but he was being ridden like the GOAT based off of his debut games, appears to have burned the entire fkng AF competition, and you’re all back for him again? Don’t get mw wrong, looks to have value, but if you look at the numbers, he relies on 10 tackles and 4 goals to score big? That ahit’s the cherry on top, not the cake. Saw a writer saying he doesn’t have the game style for Fantasy, and I wonder if he was right? Doesn’t get those junk +6’s and has to thrash it around the contest to score. I know one of the DTT lads said “how can you say he doesn’t have a fantasy game when he averaged 100+ in his first 5 games” or words to that effect, and I agree, anyone who can lay tackles like the Easter Bunny lays eggs is a viable scorer, but at the same time, he has to play a blinder to score, as opposed to chilling out on the back flank and junking it up. Needed to have a much more honest talk about Rowell over the PS, because he’s not as cut and dry as selection % shows.

    ROB: I’ve missed the melodrama surrounding this cat, saw he was hhyped up last year or the year before. T5 Ruck, what’s the sketchiness, besides.maybe not nurning it up at the beginning of last year?

    Butters? Jesus, would have thought the kid gave birth to GAJ. Scored well last year, been talked up with the old sugar mouth talk of midfield time, but is hw really that far ahead of some of the value offered by some other bona fide discounted forward premiums?

    Also, rooks: People are running with some super fkng luxurious rook/bench crew. People are spending money to make money which makes money but doesn’t make huge money when they could not spend money to make money that makes money or less money but more money than they spend money to make money, and maybe do make more or less money. Or something like that.

    Catchyas on the podium. x

    • JungleMuffin

      March 15, 2022 at 12:18 am

      2022: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.

    • Samus

      March 15, 2022 at 1:06 am

      Rowell is a 20 year old 3rd year player who scored two hungies in corona-ball, and he wears his pant high enough that makes your mum blush. He will only get better.

      Butters got his name because he is as smooth as butter with the ball. Instant lock

      Cheap rookies don’t make money if they don’t play.

      Prioritise sleep and drink plenty of milk. See a doctor if symptoms persist.

      • JungleMuffin

        March 15, 2022 at 3:45 am

        >and he wears his pant high enough that makes your mum blush. He will only get better.

        I hope so after his 2021 season xD

        Just wondering if he might not be the great white hope and everyone is chasing the dream that was his 2020 debut? Not sure either way myself, had him in my side at a few stages.

    • Squid

      March 15, 2022 at 1:16 am

      Ahhh JungleMuffin, I don’t know if I like your fantasy philosophy or your adorable picture more.

      For me Crisp & Short good, Rowell and especially Hewitt optional, not compulsory.

      ROB is a top 5 ruck but not top 2 which is kind of what you need, not particularly under priced and not good at footy so at risk if a crows ruck starts to show any hint of real ability.

      Rooks are a bit of a problem, especially def and bottom pricers so a mid $200k guy or 2 on the bench probably isn’t too silly this year but people with $300k guys warming the pine need to reassess their champagne lifestyle because they will run out of cash sooner rather than later.

      On Butters, he is good, real good and has premo Mid game not just Fwd, It’s why Port grabbed him so high, will play a lot of mid minutes, will score well, will be fun to watch in the deal as a bonus.

      Yep, seeya on the podium, I’ll save you a spot.

      • JungleMuffin

        March 15, 2022 at 3:39 am

        Yeah, totally fine with ROB with not being t2 ruckdawg at this stage, have plenty of value elsewhere. Just looking for him to score his average, which will probably be t3 ruck anyway. Might even be enough to sideways trade upwards after one of the big dogs have an off week. Enough of a high end scorer anyway to be in no rush upgrading.

        Just get the impression from people he’s some sort of enigma, and half the Fantasy Footy world has PTSD from picking him. Hoping to be let in on the inside joke to avoid becoming his next victim.

  27. Ryan

    March 15, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Who is everyone’s F4 and D5 & 6 these are the only positions i’m struggling with at the moment.

    • JungleMuffin

      March 15, 2022 at 3:15 am

      Sicily, Chapman and Thomas based on price. Imagine Thomas is D5 from current selections and eventually D6 once lineup is complete.

      • JungleMuffin

        March 15, 2022 at 3:18 am

        *Imagine Thomas is F5 on performance and eventually F6 :facepalm:

  28. pendles4brownlow

    March 15, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Hewett and Sicdog or Short and Gibcus???

    • pendles4brownlow

      March 15, 2022 at 8:05 am

      Gibcus would have to be onfield alongside McCartin

    • Squid

      March 15, 2022 at 8:31 am

      Short and Gibcus for me easily, without checking it banks some cash for further tinkering plus gives you a likely keeper and one of the (possibly) better rooks. The other option is a pair of second tier defenders.

  29. Dunny

    March 15, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    What do people think about Naish given the Eagles long injury list?

  30. C

    March 15, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Downgraded Touk to Petracca to upgrade 190k Utility Xerri in order to put Ralphsmith as utility and Xerri in Fwd line.. thoughts on that?

  31. Okay

    March 15, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Thoughts pls
    Def whits short Mclnerney Hewitt sic mcartin (de koning gibcus)
    Mids Touk Steele McRae Cripps Rowell jhf naicos ward (MacDonald and Hough )
    Ruck Gawn rob (Hayes)
    Fwds dunks cogs butters naish rachele Hugo(durdin Baldwin
    Utility Dixon

  32. Scotty Kst

    March 15, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Thoughts on this team gents?

    Back: Whit, Crisp, Hewett, Sic, Mcierney, McCartin (Boyd, Kelly)
    Mid: Steele, Macrae, Jelly, Crouch, Rowell, Daicos, JHF, Ward (Hollands, Hough)
    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Dixon)
    Fwds: Dunk, Coniglio, butters, Brodie, Rachele, Ralphsmith (Dunedin, Baldwin)
    Util: Sam de koning
    Res: 34k

    Trying to weigh up premos vs mid range cash.
    Was thinking of trying to get short in back line somehow
    And am I mad for not going crips? Someone sell me on him.

  33. Zach

    March 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    is dusty a lock?

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