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Round 9 teams, captain picks, trade tips – Ep. 513

PODCAST: It was a big night at selection with popular rookies named out.

Catch The Traders every Thursday evening from 6:15pm AEST as they talk the teams for the upcoming round. Head to to join the show. Ask your questions in the comments or via Twitter as Roy, Calvin and Warnie help you get set for lockout.

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  1. Port Adelaide Piglets

    May 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    is greg clark a must have on field or can he sit on your bench?

    • JungleMuffin

      May 12, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      On field for sure.

    • John1

      May 12, 2022 at 9:01 pm

      hes above all the other mid rookies right now, so yes, unless you have 8 premiums in your mid

  2. Henry Clayden-Rose

    May 12, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    As a mitchell, rowell and bowey owner, do I sit mitchell out for a week to get cameron and clark in, or upgrade mitchell to oliver and miss out on cameron?

    • Gaz

      May 12, 2022 at 9:39 pm

      Mitchell to Oliver, easy choice

  3. Bill

    May 13, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Re: Basement priced rookie defenders for Richmond and Western Bulldogs:

    Lacking in JS?

    Not real ongoing options, even just to cover for Hewett if he doesn’t play?

    • BestowedMisery

      May 13, 2022 at 4:34 am

      Hewett has been named. Should play.

  4. Brisman

    May 13, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Will be decided today after final test. Fingers crossed.

  5. Barry

    May 13, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Who to trade out- Zac Williams or Zak butters ?

    • pendles4brownlow

      May 13, 2022 at 7:41 am

      Soft-as just seems so much more frustrating. Even now, he tempts me to keep him on because they play the Kanga witches hats, so if he is going to score, it’s this week. Williams has GWS, which are a little harder. My confidence in Soft-as is shot though; he will probably screw me over; I can see it happening, but I always give him and extra week. I’ll let everyone know when I have thrown him to the curb, then you can all buy him, because he will go huge.

  6. Andy

    May 13, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Unsure whether to bring in Zorko (value) or Duncan (value, but risky). Duncan helps structure as my Mid/Fwds are all stuck in the forward line otherwise.

  7. Bob O

    May 13, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Unsure who should go first:
    Butters, Blakey or JHF.
    I’m leaning Blakey out this week because Port have the Roos and JHF’s bye is handy.

    Thoughts on Blakey to Cameron? Or anyone else under 873. (Touk?)

  8. Doug

    May 13, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Who do you think is the No1 for the rest of the year, not just this week??

    Petracca, Parish or Boak??

    Parish & Boak fit my bye structure better, but Trac is a machine..

    • ED

      May 13, 2022 at 10:17 am

      I’m struggling with this as well. I think Parish averages more for the rest of the season, Tracc will have the odd huge game, Boak would be my 3rd choice there.

  9. Mike

    May 13, 2022 at 9:18 am

    So I’ve gotten rid of 2 red dots.
    NOD to Clark… meh.
    Mead to Duncan.
    Means I have to bench Rachele. He’s been hard to get rid of.

  10. Nate

    May 13, 2022 at 9:52 am

    What to do with Xerri? Hold or trade? Was thinking trade Butters for Duncan and Cogs for Cameron or M.Rioli. Thoughts…….

    • pendles4brownlow

      May 13, 2022 at 12:05 pm

      Xerri is still out for another couple of weeks. You have been holding >$500 on the bench for a while now. You could have used that money for an upgrade, as Xerri was never going to be a keeper. Is he going to go up much further when he returns? Butters has to go soon, but he has the Kanga witches hats this week – if he is ever going to score it is this week, but I am not confident. Duncan should be good. Cameron is a risk, but with a BE of 19 and a good role while Grundy out for a long while, he should score and make some money over the bye period. Rioli’s advantage is he is a lot cheaper, but he will have typical rookie issues with JS and variable scores, and he has the round 12 bye, which is awkward. I assume you already have Clark.

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