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The Weekend Wash-Up – Carnage Edition

Well. What a round. I don’t really know what to say about that, let’s just get straight into it. It should be a ripper. It’s time for the weekend wash-up!

LEGENDS

Gawn (134) – Best ruck in the comp by a mile, what’s amazing is how easily he gets it done. It’s an effortless 130. Incredible. It was a great start to the weekend… What happened.

McGrath (123) – We need to have a conversation… 4 kick ins, 31 touches, and probably unlucky not to have a medal. He was bloody everywhere. Now averaging 94, Andy is just unlucky there’s so many defenders.

Merrett (123) – What more is there to say? The most reliable gun in the game.

Martin (113) – Awesome score and an awesome performance, but Nic was WAY too good when moved forward in the last. It’s something to monitor, his magnet will definitely get thrown about after that effort. He’s a jet.

Green (127)  – Tom Green absolutely dominated, the last few weeks were just a blip on the radar. Speaking of radars, he’s at the top of mine this week.

Kelly (121) – The equation is simple. If you don’t tag him, Josh Kelly will dominate the game. He’s elite.

Callaghan (108) – Will be an absolute gun. Hopefully he doesn’t break out too much this season, I’d love to see him in my team in 2025.

Whitfield (105) – After being on 77 at the start of the third this feels slightly underwhelming, however he sat last quarter. This could have easily been a 130, the main thing is he looks awesome. 71% TOG will be 85% next week.

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Wines (113) – His former owners must feel sick, but I wouldn’t worry about it. You’ll sleep better without him. Having said that…. He was awesome after Rozee went down. Immense last quarter.

Burgoyne (112) – Remember the name. Not Shaun, not Peter, Jase… Playing off half back, he was deadset awesome. 0 kick ins and the perfect fixture has to be flagged, but he looks like a solid 80 guy.

Wilson (92) – I disrespected Darcy, and I shouldn’t have. He is a straight up gun. My favourite stat of the round was the ground he covered, 16.1k’s?!?! 1.7 km’s more than the next best on the ground, and he’s 18 years old. It’s not quite Tom Scully areas, but it’s elite. 91% TOG, huge tick.

Sheezel (125) – The Sheez did his thing, but having watched this whole game let me raise a small flag. He moved forward of centre in the second half… Only 3 CBAs, but he wasn’t getting cheapies off half back and didn’t have a kick in. It resulted in a 47 point second half, one to monitor. Obviously you just enjoy the ride…

Dawson (122) – He’s so back. Having locked up the 3 votes before the final quarter, Daws actually sat the final 16 minutes. This resulted in 73% TOG and ruined what was a lock 140+, potentially even a b2b 150. I have been a Dawson hater all year, but he snapped into action after half time last week. He would be my number 1 target, he could be a 120 dude… Elite.

Laird (121) – Nicks cares more about Rory chasing the pill than trying to win games apparently. We love Lairdy though, and he was back in the main 4 man rotation in the guts. Gun.

McKercher (109) – Hold onto your butts. Colby turned into Sheezel 2.0 after that role switch. 12 KICK INS!!! I haven’t got much right this year, but backing Colby in after his 2 was a rare W for me. If this role sticks, look out… LEGEND!

Cripps (117) – Patty did it again! What a bloody dominant performance. He has been huge this season.

McKay (117) – Hello? Wayne Carey?! Holy sh*t. The best key forward in the comp. I get that we have always wanted midfielders in our forward line, but here’s the thing. This year they’re all terrible! Why do I have Tom Powell when I could have Harry McKay? Embarrassing stuff. We need to be more flexible as fantasy coaches and it’s on us to improve.

Guthrie (104) – I was watching Cam Guthrie closely on Saturday, fully expecting him to be running through the middle. What I didn’t expect is to see him racking up off half back! Bizarre stuff, but an option for sure.

Miers (106) – What a player… And another serious option. Maybe we should just try picking players in the forward line based on ability rather than role? Picking good footy players, what a concept.

English (141) – Sweet Jesus… Tim English was back to his absolute best. Primed for the picking.

Dale (134) – Bailey Dale… The GOAT? It’s a disgusting role, and he has to be a serious option. We have defenders coming out of our ass, but not all of them have scored 300 points in the last 2 weeks priced at mid 700’s!

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Aish (118) – I apologise James Aish, I wasn’t familiar with your game. He killed Jordan Clark for most of that game, but he was awesome. Triple double alert.

Fyfe (118) – Fyfey! How bloody good. I said before the season he will have a game like this, despite the fact he will average 20 handballs a week for 80 points. The thing is… We’ll kill for an 80 average. Top 6 forward? I’m just saying.

Witts (135) – Where has this come from? I guess he was playing the Eagles, that’s where. Baz Williams straight back to earth.

Rowell (122) – Loves grass… Loves footy even more. He’s averaging 104! You love to see it. Genius pick.

Flanders (112) – Role held, and it is bloody disgusting. Huge tick.

Blakey (132) – The lizard hates Errol and seems determined to avoid him and prove he’s the best kick in the team, but this was some performance. Gun.

Gulden (120) – Whilst it was looking like one of his 150’s at quarter time, I’m still a very happy owner. He’s a walk up 110+ guy. Here’s a stat for you. From this point onwards last year, Errol averaged 127. Make of that what you will.

Moore (114) – Yes he’s still half forward, but let’s face it there are no midfielders in the forward line… The bigger factor is that he’s priced at 707. Dylan Moore barely got mentioned last week, and I actually have him ahead of all those targets. A walk up 90+ average.

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LOSERS

Baker (83) – You’ll notice a lot of relevant players in this list…. Baker’s role was unfortunately all over the shop. He was awesome in the middle during the first quarter, so go figure why Yze decided to put Pickett (15), Dow (8) and Graham (4) into the CBAs. Just 10 for Baker, and that’s not enough. Under utilised. No sh*t a good player is flexible, bizarre stuff.

Petracca (74) – Is there even a price when we’re interested? I don’t think he’ll get low enough to tempt me, but jesus it has been horrendous. Melbourne’s entire midfield need a rocket.

Oliver (65) – Clayton is genuinely about to be a mid pricer. Two years ago he was close to the best player in the competition. This has to turn around at some point… Right? Maybe the PEDs have worn off…. Call me an idiot (and it would be fair) but I’ll be grabbing him straight away when I see a ton.

Caldwell (71) – This is a win for the washup maxis. We couldn’t have been more against Caldwell, and no it’s not his fault. But he has done this to us before. 7 CBAs!!! You couldn’t have foreseen Stringer ruining his ANZAC day, but the writing is on the wall when Setterfield and Perkins come back. I guess 70 is actually pretty solid up forward these days.

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Neale (62) – Washed watch. HUGE washed watch. $762k and still overpriced. Disgusting.

Zorko (62) – Christ amen… The poor score is one thing, it’s the all over the shop role that has to be ringing alarm bells. 40% defender, 37% forward, 23% midfield. Mixed bag of sh*t. He’s still comfortably a top 6 forward, but he’s too expensive.

Marshall (73) – What a genuine…… I won’t say it. What do I even say here? Was it a knee knock? A knee knock?! I thought his MCL had torn off the bone. Is he brave for playing on? A complete coward for making a meal of it? Did he aggravate an old injury? The fact that there wasn’t any footage of what actually happened makes me think something might have been up. Either way, I spent over $1 million for 60’s and 70’s. Totally embarrassing. Get him out of my sight and out of my team. Tell your story walking champion.

Rozee (89) – Friday night was a total train wreck. I actually had a recent experience with one of these minor hamstring tweaks. I felt fine at the time but knew it was slightly strained, so I gave it one week. I was running without issue midweek so I called myself good to go. As you can imagine, I pulled it reaaalllll good first play 2 weeks later. Now granted, I couldn’t be further from a professional athlete and my recovery won’t be nearly what Rozee does, but he won’t play next week. And he should miss 2 weeks. Given the carnage, that might be a trade.

Steele (72) – If you see Steele walk out to play with that knee strapped, turn the TV off. He’s cooked. It was flagged during the week and our worst nightmares came true. Oh boy. No good.

Garcia (41) – Let’s just say I’m concerned…. 13 CBAs was great. Ability was not. It will be a nervous wait come Thursday, but we may have another bench rider.

Simpkin (40) – I’m sorry CAPTAIN, but this guy is utterly useless. 19 CBAs, 14 disposals, 3 clearances. Well done bud. One too many head knocks I reckon.

Phillips (30) – Straight up, Will Phillips might be close to the worst AFL player I have ever seen? That may sound harsh, and it is. But I think Clarko has had a few too many head knocks to give this poor bloke 13 CBAs. Go dominate the VFL Will.

Powell – Where does this Kangas nuffy talk come from? Tom Powell. Clearly their most improved player this season. Finally in his natural role. What do we do? Throw him into a forward picket. Incredible, genuinely insane stuff. 3 CBAs. Now yes, playing up forward doesn’t mean you walk around for 120 minutes playing dodgeball. However we always say it, when you go into a sh*t role, play badly. Tom may have just taken it a little too far… He could be back in the guts and back to being a top 6 forward next week. He could also score 40. What a game.

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Holmes (96) – This is just me being greedy, but just give me this rant please… IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR ONE TON?! Holmesy could be on 99 midway through the third and he would go backwards. That last quarter was embarrassing. I still love him, but he’s testing me…

Dempsey (50) – Ollie started like a house on fire and the sub rumours were a distant memory. Then I think he got the vest after Q1. I liked his wing role over the forward role, but maybe that was a misread. He was stuck on the dead wing over the last 3 quarters Jez Sharp style, but I reckon he still looks good. Maybe I’m just deluded. Extremely disappointing, but it’s the forward line. What are you meant to do??

Brayshaw (87) – Andy’s not fully fit apparently? After a knock in round 2??? Just a little bit of injury transparency would be fantastic. I guess that’s why he had -2 in the final term. NEGATIVE TWO. The Will Minson memorial weekend.

Jackson (61) – Last mention for blanket until Sean Darcy’s inevitable soft tissue injury. He has got to go.

Sharp (39) – It was a good run, but that run has come to an end. Thank GOD Jhye Clark was dropped, otherwise I may just have fielded Sharp over McKercher. And I wouldn’t be here to tell the tale.

Kelly (50) – Quick break from fantasy ranting so I can complain how sh*thouse Tim Kelly is. He genuinely can’t kick. Then you add in the Eagle’s bottom 10 and it’s a miracle they win a game at all. That alone shows how good Harley is…

Grundy (72) – Lastly and most certainly least, the ‘Ruck Pig’ *vomit emoji* saved face with some bullsh*t junk. This was really a 57. A slight bit of justice for me trading him, sadly it was to an even bigger baby. An extra point for Marshall this week though! Always knew what I was doing….

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THIS GAME SH*TS ME

Honestly what doesn’t sh*t me? Let me be clear, there was a LOT of coaches that had it a lot worse off than me this week. However best 18 made me forget what is easily the worst thing about this game… Rookie roulette. How was I to know Darcy Wilson would become prime Andrew Embley away against port?! I cannot get a 50/50 call right. Dempsey and Garcia combined for less than him in total… So I guess I played with a donut? What a joke. This game sh*ts me.

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THE OTHER BITS AND PIECES

2129. That moved me inside the top 6k! What an embarrassing outfit I have. I think it says a lot about the quality of my team that in a week where all the top coaches struggled, my team shined. Just don’t pick good players, it’s easy!

As far as my team goes, I honestly like it. It still feels like a case of so close so far every week, and Rowan Marshall is just a straight up ******* disaster isn’t it. He goes for me this week, I can’t be dealing with him hobbling around any longer. The question is, does he go to Tim English, proven 120 average elite ruckman and a keeper for the year. Or does he go to Jordon Sweet. You know the answer already. I’m a moron.

Marshall -> Sweet

Sharp -> T.Green

I’m gambling that Sweet can put up mid 80’s plus until his bye, make a bunch of cash and basically take a rookie off my field while banking some cash and bringing Tom Green in. Expect this to end up in flames and a cracking article to go with it. It’s all about the content at the end of the day.

As always thanks for reading legends, hopefully we could put a smile on a few sad faces on this week’s podcast! Give it a listen, I promise you’re not alone. Cheers for all the positive feedback this week from those that have listened, we see it all and appreciate it massively. See you all next week, hopefully in a better mood!

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JJBKeeper
JJBKeeper
24 days ago

I chose Butters over Walsh this week and it cost me a small number of points. Was this a mistake?

Scooter
Scooter
23 days ago
Reply to  JJBKeeper

Yes

Ball
Ball
23 days ago
Reply to  JJBKeeper

No Butters has the best bye and scores the same

Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
22 days ago
Reply to  JJBKeeper

Do I Sell Gallagher Or Cadman This Round
Gallaghers Breakeven 61 and playing hawks
Cadmans Breakeven is 53 and playing swans

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago

Cadman, hawks give up heaps

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago
Reply to  JJBKeeper

If Rooze is out, then no..

Anthony Ellul
Anthony Ellul
23 days ago

Another great read Matt.
Your team is embarrassing mine is worse.
1952 for me. Only Flanders scoring a 100 in the fwd line.
I’ve got carnage all over the ground. Rozee out, won’t be fielding Cadman or Garcia again as cover. Don’t know what to do with my trades this week as Cadman and Campbell have maxed out in price but can’t get them to anything if I’m trading Rozee.
This game shits me.
Oh and did I mention my team is 30k.

Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
22 days ago
Reply to  Anthony Ellul

Do I Sell Gallagher Or Cadman This Round
Gallaghers Breakeven 61 and playing hawks
Cadmans Breakeven is 53 and playing swans

PK's
PK's
23 days ago

Mate, fisher powell sharp dempsey clohesy dont come monday. Gawn saved me from a stinker 2034 and managed to go up 2k spots to 13k overall. Why did we have so many norf players???

Im thinking Fisher to Jones (harley back on field) & Sharp to Tom Green. Leaves me with 5 rooks on field

jordy
jordy
23 days ago
Reply to  PK's

Wow 5??, geez I don’t have any this time of year. Probably because I’ve done my research and currently in too 200. All the best but still

PK's
PK's
23 days ago
Reply to  jordy

Had a bit of carnage early on. Top 200 thats awesome, whats your team name im keen to have a look at your side!

Technically i have 4 with zac williams, dempsey, reid, graham and closey. Zac doesnt really count as a rook but hes been pretty average

oscar
oscar
23 days ago
Reply to  jordy

i think you might be the only 1 in the top 200 with 0 rookies then

Lids off
Lids off
22 days ago
Reply to  jordy

I’m in the top 100 and I’m playing 5 rookies on field after trades this week…If you did your research, you would realise it’s not worth paying up for premos in the forward line and cash generation from rookies in paramount at this time of year. Nice try jordy, but you got shit for brains mate. peace.

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago
Reply to  Lids off

Only wish I noticed this sooner.. Your dead right about cash gen and points in the forward line..
Pretty much the only forwards paying up for are Henny and Flanders..

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago
Reply to  PK's

Powell was a stupid role change, hoping with Phillips out he goes back into the middle.
Im holding fisher as isn’t not likely he will get the sub again… Though he certainly isn’t gonna make any more cash again

PK's
PK's
22 days ago
Reply to  Jmak

Yeah im giving powell a week to prove himself but fisher has to go, especially since i can get him to an uber premo

Alex "22 Donkeys"
Alex "22 Donkeys"
23 days ago

Great Read…

Grovers Gunners
Grovers Gunners
23 days ago

worst week this season – best 18 outscored them as I got hit with all the troubles. 6 weeks of between 6000-8000 and in 1 week 1792 gone out to 20,305.
just looking for those nice 2025 underpricers now

Liam
Member
Liam
23 days ago

Thoughts on what trades to do this week

Got 23k in the bank, what trades should I look at doing this week?

Probably need to flick Rozee but who for and also need to get rid of sanders, any ideas guys

DEF: Sheezel, Whitfield, Martin, Young, Houston,Clohesy (Reid, Howes)

MID: Zerrett, Dawson, Green, Rozee, Bonner, Roberts, Graham, Sharp (Sanders, Mannagh)

RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Barnett)

FWD: Heeney, Flanders, Caldwell, Powell,Reid, Dempsey(Ramsden, Drury)
UTIL: Cadman

Hugh Mungus-Wanga
Hugh Mungus-Wanga
23 days ago
Reply to  Liam

Ditch Sharp plus 1 of Cadman/Powell/Dempsey. Trade down for cash to Rogers/Woewodin etc then upgrade to whoever can afford Miers/Guthrie etc
Grundy to Sweet if u want to try that but I am keeping Grundy

Hugh Mungus-Wanga
Hugh Mungus-Wanga
23 days ago

Just spotted Rozee there. He is out a week so that will give you more cash and options

Liam
Member
Liam
23 days ago

Yeh thinking Rozzee to butters or any mid, and sanders to rogers

Liam
Member
Liam
23 days ago
Reply to  Liam

Or could I hold rozzee if he is only out for a week and do one downgrade and one upgrade

Liam
Member
Liam
22 days ago
Reply to  Liam

Trades completed
Cadman-jones
Dempsey- Macrae

doug
doug
23 days ago

granted we are early in the week, but who would you say is the biggest need to move – Powell or Zorko or Steele??

also, wanted to get in a Freo or Port player (have none of the big 4), but Gulden & Naicos look juicy at these prices, thoughts??

geez that boy Rowell goes alright doesn’t he, he was my unique to start the season, thought i’d be “upgrading” him by now, but he might stay in my team the whole season at this rate..

Lids off
Lids off
22 days ago
Reply to  doug

I wouldn’t trade out any of those three. People are overreacting with Steele, he’s scored 120 almost every week and dropped 1 sub-par score with no confirmation of a significant injury. Still averaging 110 which is better than most. Problem with Zorko and Powell is who you going to go to? There is no one more reliable worth picking and both could come out and bang 100 this week and the likes of Macrae, Baker, Moore could equally drop a 60 if you trade them in. I think you just ride it out and if they tank chances are most other people are in the same situation.

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago
Reply to  Lids off

If you can bring in a decent mid and swing someone forward then that’s a play.
Thier is still value in midfield or even back line..
Only Flanders and Heeney gettimg done in the forward line

doug
doug
22 days ago
Reply to  Lids off

currently have Powell to Guthrie via Macrae DPP.. Zorko as an elder statesman is more likely to find a way to get back into form, Powell is at the will of his coach and as good as he has been, i reckon he’s only a solid 80+ player really.. i feel as comfortable with Dempsey vs Dees than Powell vs Saints..

NateG
NateG
23 days ago

Dempsey,Powell,Sharp 2 out of those 3 to trade out. Merrett or Green as Green saves $100k to bring in. Thoughts….

Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
Port Are Rozeeing To The Top
22 days ago

Do I Sell Gallagher Or Cadman This Round
Gallaghers Breakeven 61 and playing hawks
Cadmans Breakeven is 53 and playing swans

NeedForRied
NeedForRied
22 days ago

Best player under 1875k in anyline to go from fisher, I’m ranking 7000

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago
Reply to  NeedForRied

Do you mean $875k?

NeedForRied
NeedForRied
21 days ago
Reply to  NeedForRied

Yep sorry 875k, e,g Guthrie, Macrae, Cripps, Houston, Kennedy, Dale ect

Abernathy Squidcheeks
Abernathy Squidcheeks
22 days ago

Priority Trade Out:
Powell or Sharp?

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago

Sharp, I’d give Powell one more go, hopefully he goes back in the middle

Jmak
Jmak
22 days ago

Thoughts of Xerri to Sweet for cash grab.. I think both will score similar..

And is D. Jones is Fwd rookie form GWs a decent downgrade target.. I dont want to trade in a one week wonder and end with a red dot on the bench

Liam
Member
Liam
21 days ago

Hey everyone
Thoughts on what trades to do this week

Got 23k in the bank

DEF: Sheezel, Whitfield, Martin, Young, Houston,Clohesy (Reid, Howes)

MID: Zerrett, Dawson, Green, Rozee, Bonner, Roberts, Graham, Sharp (Sanders, Mannagh)

RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Barnett)

FWD: Heeney, Flanders, Caldwell, Powell,Reid, Dempsey(Ramsden, Drury)
UTIL: Cadman




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