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What if those Cash Cows kept this up….

Now I know what you are going to say, it is only round one and none of these cows have even started to fatten up! I agree, it is early, but it is never too early to start planning for what you want to do with your cows and what sort of prices they can achieve if they keep their Rd1 form up.

Now I know what you are going to say, it is only round one and none of these cows have even started to fatten up!  I agree, it is early, but it is never too early to start planning for what you want to do with your cows and what sort of prices they can achieve if they keep their Rd1 form up.

As I discussed in my last article, you should try and go into a season with a plan of who you want in your team for the GF in round 24.  There are many sources of info around as to what prices will do, we can use data analysis from the Assistant Coach’s Analyser (get your free trial now) or Grimlock’s FFGenie (which is a fantastic tool) and then there are the geeks amongst us who have developed their own massive spreadsheets (as I raise my hand in that category) to help them find out what will happen in the future.  But one thing is for certain, you need to have your wits about you as to when someone is on the bubble and is going to have a big price swing.  Usually that is in Rd 3, but with the byes this year Gold Coast, Adelaide and North Melbourne players won’t have that price rise until round 4 so make sure you consider this as you can downgrade one of your other cash cows to the guys from those teams if you really need some early quick cash to fix a selection error.

So I thought I would take a quick look at some of the players from the weekend who was punching above their weight. I know that most of these are sort of given, but I have had a look at what the effect on their prices would be if they continued with their current scoring.  I know that this isn’t always the case (thanks for the memories Beau Muston) but it is fun to dream… But if these guys do keep this up when do they become a keeper?Who knows, I know of some guys who traded out Michael Barlow before he got to his top price.  This will be a tough call for some coaches, but if they score at an elite level each week they will identify themselves fairly quickly.

In round 1 Ed Curnow was the man!  At this scoring level his price would rise to $401,589.  This would take a few weeks to get. But will he be able to maintain the score of 107 each week?  I don’t know enough about his security to comment on this guy at the moment.

Shaun McKernan would rise up to $311,513 if he keeps up his 83.  This is one that I can see happening, I went along to see the Hawks and Crows on Sat night and this boy did not look out of place at all.  With the injuries at the Crows in Tippett and now Porplysia I think that he will cement himself up forward and scores over 60 each week would not be out of the question.

The man everyone has Andrew Krakouer would be priced at$360,304 with a score of 96 each week.  And even better we know that he is capable of more since he was subbed off in the second half.  I get the feeling that this won’t happen on a regular basis and that Mick will share it around each week.  I reckon that Krakouer will certainly be a keeper and most of us would have drafted him with that in mind.

Ex Power listed player Nick Lower continues the trend of Freo finding the mature age rookies and he would increase in price to $367,810.  His score of 98 may not be repeated each week but with the injuries that they have, it certainly isn’t impossible.  He will get a game each week and should score over 70 at least making him worthy of your 6th or 7th backline spot each and every week (given their byes are outside of league weeks).

Luke Tapscott was confirmed during the week to be playing which caused a lot of us to pick him up.  He scored a solid 80 which if consistently achieved would bring him to $300,253.  Not a bad little earner, but once again there are some big names to come back into that lineup which may force him out or at least into a smaller role.

Cameron Pederson overcame some early fatigue (or was it leather poisoning?) to rack up 97 pts which would push him up to $364,057.  My concern here is that the Roos did have a few out and when they come back he may get pushed to a smaller role in the team, but I think he will be a healthy scorer nonetheless.

One of the bigger surprises to me was Robbie Tarrant, his tidy 106 would sit him at $397,836.  I must say I didn’t put much thought into him particularly since he only average 7.5 disposals last year in his 2 games.  But he was taken as a number 15 pick so the kid has some talent.

Of the rest of the guys we had Rohan Bewick and Port’s Jarrad Irons scoring 71 which would put them up to $266,475, Little Libba was just in front of them with 72pts.  All 3 of these guys will be worth watching, however I think that Rohan has the best job security as Vossy has no choice but to play the youngsters with his injuries and a team that is widely tipped to struggle this year.

Two experienced guys that I wanted to give honourable mentions were the often forgotten Scott Stevens who scored 125 which would see him up to $469k.And just to prove the old dog still has some tricks we have Big Cox who would move up to his former glory and a price of $532,950 if he maintains 142, however, we all know that won’t last since the Roos had no rucks and Nic Nat was out so he had to do all the work (because the Q Stick was giving away too many frees when he was in the ruck).

Who were the Losers I hear you ask?  Well that would be the guys who were subbed!  Whether they started on there or ended up there, most of them stank it up through no fault of their own (I can hear the chorus of DT Coaches thanking Damian Hardwick already!)

But as I mentioned, these guys would have to keep these averages to reach these prices, but their nice prices certainly repay the faith that we had when we picked them up originally.  I know that some would have higher prices (read Swan and Gibbs) but these guys were bought on the cheap (except for Coxy) and hence you can either keep them or trade them down with the help of our mate Chook to one of the up and coming Rookies that we will see throughout the year.

As the season progresses I will try and keep you up to date with players that I think are about to reach their peak or have bottomed out and are ripe for the picking.

But for now, keep an eye on the paddock and also Chook’s Rooks to see what he has to say about who is up and coming and I will try and help you identify when to sell.

You can find me at @pkd73 on Twitter



  1. Dr Bones

    March 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Good Read Thanks Dunny! Keep up the good work guys.

  2. toasted

    March 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

    It is easy to be attracted by Curnow or Pederson etc after rd 2. My mid rookies are Harris Atley, Conca, Heppel and Prestia. I have gone DPP. My only option is to trade out Atley with a rd3 bye, or Conca who I got for job security. So my hand is limited and who is to say Atley wont mature nicely and Curnow will struggle rd against teh pies and fall out of favour to Ellard and McLean.

    For me I am staying with my initial strategy for better or for worse. At least I will save two trades. Ans I will watch with interest how Simon goes with his inspired selections.

  3. Big Feller

    March 30, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’m a second year player and I get the feeling it would be a rookie mistake to burn a trade early and get Curnow for Bewick now – any thoughts?

    • dunny

      March 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

      I certainly wouldn’t burn that trade just yet. Give it at least another week as their prices won’t change this week. Just research the guy I mentioned in the article Beau Muston. He had two massive scores in his first two games then did absolutely nothing. So just have a look at these guys over at least another game before making a decision. Also have a read of Chook’s article as he has some thoughts on these guys.

    • toasted

      March 30, 2011 at 8:29 am

      Personally I would hold my fire. Bewick could score well and also could have good job security which means he could still get you good cash, perhaps not as quickly as others. But you burn a valuable trade. Who knows what the futreu will bring. Bargains and opportunities always seem to spring up.

    • the gherkin

      March 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Trading after Rd 1 is crazy in any case. But certainly not for Bewick.

  4. tkol

    March 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Interesting read.
    Obviously cash cows are the key to success and it’s essential to get them right in the early rounds and make as much as coin as possible which enables you to bring in the best guns sooner.
    After rnd 2 dont be afraid to trade rookies for other rookies if you truely believe their early job secuirty is best.
    Last year as soon as Shuey was injured in rnd 4 I traded him straight away for Trengove. Shuey was listed as 1 week instead missing 8 or 9. People that kept him just cost themselves $$ and time.

    • toasted

      March 30, 2011 at 10:09 am

      But you wouldn’t trade sideways by trading Atley or Bewick to get Curnow .

      • Pilko

        March 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

        Did you even read what he said? Pretty much his first line “dont be afraid to trade rookies for other rookies”

        • toasted

          March 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

          I did. I was questioning that point. I will keep my rookies working and not trading sideways if they are still picked.

          • Albert Lloyd

            March 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

            You really didn’t read it properly, he said he would trade a non-playing rookie ie Trengove for a non playing one ie Shuey.

          • Albert Lloyd

            March 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

            Lol I meant PLAYING rookie ie Trengove.

  5. Shane_o_85

    March 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Yeah, better to have a rookie playing and fattening up then have one sitting on the pine doing nothing. Sucks to have to sideways trade but thats life, we make mistakes/bad luck and have to rectify them.

  6. Shaun Dawgs

    March 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Good read Dunny
    Love the photo by the way, well done to who ever did that (Dunny or Warne Dawg)!!

    • TrueBLUE

      March 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Indeed. The illustrations are usually gold, particularly yesterday’s including a J Brown faceplant. I also love it when the articles are about this length, or even longer. I NEED A HIT EVERY HOUR MANNN!!

  7. ObiDan

    March 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

    How much do you think a trade is worth in terms of dollars?

    For example if I have a premium who is going to drop in price, would it be worthwhile dropping them for a rookie who is going to lift in value?

    • Shane_o_85

      March 30, 2011 at 9:22 am

      I made this mistake last year by thinking like that. Had Jolly at start of year. Played like shite for the first couple of rounds, so I traded him to hold on to the potential cash loss. But if I kept the faith he actually ended up re-gaining form and got close to his original price. So I burnt a trade for nothing. Which premium do you have in mind?

      • ObiDan

        March 30, 2011 at 10:20 am

        Totally depends on how people perform this week :).

        It was really a hypothetical question. If I am going to use a trade for cash, how much cash would make it worthwhile?

        • eeepobreci

          March 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

          Last year I downgraded Roo > Rockliffe, and “Relton” > Pods then following week double traded in Swan & Hayes, and they smaked out huge scores.
          But had I originally picked Swan and Pods tho, possibly even Hayes, and Rocky, then im not sure their were any other of these type options.
          HUGE RISK, worked for me, but I was too far behind the 8 ball by then, and didnt have a trade left for GF and lost by 18pts or so, with 1 more donut than opposition!

      • TrueBLUE

        March 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

        Hey Shane, I don’t suppose you got sucked in to the Seaby trade – like the tens of thousands of other DTers – ugh, the awful memories…. And I am sensing a similar blacklist to Chris Yarren coming up..

        • Shane_o_85

          March 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

          Worse, I went Ottens. Ughhhhh… Never go cheap in your rucks I say. Lock and load!

  8. tkol

    March 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

    No doubt about it.
    What you cant do is downgrade a GUN to a well performed mid priced player or rookie.
    Eg. Clark to Seaby to ……

  9. Shane_o_85

    March 30, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I can’t believe we are talking about trades after ONE round! Do people have that little self-control, show a bit of faith in your teams people!

    • Arnie

      March 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

      No harm in TALKING about trades after round 1, i don’t want to miss out on one of those cows on the good pastures!

    • tkol

      March 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Theres not too much more to talk about and we have to talk about something its DT!

      Here’s a suggestion…

      Create a an Excel spreadsheet of each of your opponents teams in the league’s you care about most and monitor their trades each week. If you’re keen on winning a premiership this really applies to you, especially in the later stages when some coaches might not have many left which helps you in making your own trading decisions.

      • Shane_o_85

        March 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

        That is a cracker of an idea. Never thought of that. Everyone keeps their trade count a secret, this will expose them!

        • tkol

          March 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

          Its an absolute beauty.
          You have to do it before this weekend is complete to assure accuracy.
          Then you can use the information to support your banter because you know every change an opponent has made!

          • toasted

            March 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

            It’s good to hear you like your own ideas so much. By the way do you have a life outside of DT? YOur suggestion, while a good one, will take lots of time.

          • TrueBLUE

            March 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

            Shut up Toaster! As I am seriously considering this..

          • the gherkin

            March 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

            I love it! Doesnt take that long at all to do a couple……and we all tell fibs about our trades. I’ll def be doing a spreadhseet for a couple of the guys i really want to beat. Great idea tkol!

          • Shane_o_85

            March 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

            How would it take time? All you have to do is record the first week, and refer to it only when nessesary. Shouldn’t take long at all. As if people don’t check the oppositions lists anyways.

      • dockerone

        March 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

        Awesome idea! I will definitely be doing this – cheers

      • LesFong

        March 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        Not a bad idea, but how do you know if another team has traded? Do you have to compare their teams before and after the round to see if there has been a change??

        • Max Power

          March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

          I’ve been doing that for years. You need to update it after every round and make note of any changes to their squad.

          How much time you have on your hands will determine how many teams you monitor. If you’re really keen you can also work out how much cash they have on hand. This also needs to be done right away, or you won’t be sure of accuracy.

          I’ve enjoyed asking people how many trades they have left and hearing them flat out lie to me. Oh yeah…ummm….I’ve got 8 left they say…..and $140,000…..when I know they only have 4 trades and $6,000

          You’ll also see some hilariously bad trades. I was monitoring about 15 teams last year and saw some rippers.

    • eeepobreci

      March 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

      talk about trades…..BUT DONT DO IT RND1!

  10. finalsfooty

    March 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    A bit confused with the GC coming in this week, who should I have on my field.. DSwallow, Harris, Conca or Bewick?

    • Fast Eddie Betts

      March 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

      What a stupid question !!! How do you propose anyone can answer that with any kind of confidence… Do you have a time machine ?? Well jump it in it and get the stats and you tell me…

      There is no right or wrong answer, impossible to predict – any one of the four players you mention could pump out a ton or else they could just as easily stink it up for 40…

      Best advice would be go with your gut…… Weigh up what you think each players role will be, likley TOG, sub potential and strength of opposition and then make an educated guess…

      Will probably be wrong but can’t do much about it. Hopefully if you get it wrong it will only cost you 10-30 points per player i.e you go Swallow he gets 60 and Conca is on your pine and gets 80. Happens every week. As the season goes on it should become easier to predict rookie outputs as thier roles and job security become clearer but at htis stage of the season it is guess work, so go with your gut and hope for the best.

      Not sure what you are hoping to gain from such a question, you could get 10 different opinions and they could all possibly miss the best combination….

      Most coaches will have the same dilema this week as the GC Cows came into pasture and we are spoilt for choice – which rooks do we start ??? – toss a coin and hope for the best….

      • RLGriffin

        March 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

        A perfect example of a classic mistake is benching a player based on their form the week before and replacing them with a one-off high scoring rookie. For example, I’ve read a lot of people are looking at benching Yarran this week and putting Tapscott on the field due do his crap output last week. If you make changes to your team based on one poor week, you will be playing catchup the rest of the year. Boomer scored 18? That’s it, Gone! Cut! Or at least benched. Next week, you have 163 points sitting on the bench flipping you off because you were too gutless to stick with your original plans. He scored a 39 later in the year? Well lightning can’t strike twice! Benched! Another 100 staring you in the face from the pine the week after.

        I’m not saying Yarran will whip out a total like boomer, but surely you didn’t pay a quarter of a million big ones to have his ass on the sidelines. If you want to make an impact in DT you can’t be playing catch up or you’ll just be another tool each week saying: “I scored 1900, BUT it would have been 2300 if I had such and such on the field, and I had two rooks doing nothing but playing with themselves in the forward pocket”.

      • TrueBLUE

        March 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

        It’s going to be okay FEB, let it out…

        • Phil Ken Sebben

          March 30, 2011 at 11:53 am


    • Shane_o_85

      March 30, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Rumour is that Harris will get a tagging role. Give Swallow a go and chuck Conca on the bench. Penalty for being a richmond player.

      • Pilko

        March 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

        Really? Tagging role? Where did you here this? Even if he does it’s still hard to say whether Swallow will outscore him.

        • RLGriffin

          March 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

          Tag Harris you say!? Sure they will! Why wouldn’t they tag Harris!? I mean the GC have Gazza, Risky, Brenno and Harbs. And as every team has at least six taggers, Harris is sure to get one! Oh, wait…

          • Shane_o_85

            March 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

            No, I mean Harris will tag one of Carltons midfielders, like Murphy, or Gibbs. This would affect his output IMO, unless he’s Kane Cornes, and I doubt that.

      • TrueBLUE

        March 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

        Surely GAJ, Brennan or Rischy will attract the tag over Harris??

        • TrueBLUE

          March 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

          Hang on… My apologies Shane if you meant the other way around – i.e. He’ll tag. My bad.

          • RLGriffin

            March 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

            Ha. I did the same thing. There is something about the way it reads.

          • Albert Lloyd

            March 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

            How could having a tagging role mean you are going to get tagged?

            That doesn’t make any sense.

        • Fast Eddie Betts

          March 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

          U really know your footy True Blue ?!?!? Maybe instead of trying to sledge people, brush up on your knowledge of the game and stop making such nonsense comments..

          Have you ever played the game ???

          Maybe you should get on Melbourne Vixens !!!

          • TrueBLUE

            March 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm


        • tome2712

          March 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

          There is nothing wrong with how it reads! You guys just read what you wanted to read. Who’s to say he won’t score well playing a tagging role anyway? Look at Adam Selwood, Kane Cornes, Daniel Jackson, Cameron Ling…Some of the AFLs best taggers and they still manage 80 points plus a game. Nobody will really know the GC plan with Harris until the game this weekend. I’m sticking him on the ground as my 6th midfielder and hopefully it will be the right decision, or at worst it will only cost me a few dozen points.

          • Shane_o_85

            March 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

            Fair point. Its all contentious. Justing trying to help people make a more informed decision.

    • barlow4brownlow

      March 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Just have faith in your GC boys… you payed 160 G’s for swallow… you can’t have him just sitting on the bench can you? and harris is a gun… so It’s a no brainer really

      • Fast Eddie Betts

        March 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

        World hardly call Hariss a gun !!! If he is a gun then he must be a water pistol.

        Hariss was cut by Kangaroos for a reason he is a borderline AFL player and would not get a spot on any other AFL list.

        He will serve his purpose a DT Cash Cow and fatten up nicely, but if D Hariss was a gun he would not have been playing VFA last year.

        He is a good fit for GC but will be out of the AFL system again in two years.
        GC have to gradually cut back their list size over the next two years as well as recruit a min. of three out of the draft each year – so D Hariss is very much a limited tenure prospect as the stock pile of talented GC draft picks will go stright past a very limited Harris as they mature.

        No worries for DT this year though Harris will be sweet as custard, but he is just an ordinary AFL player

      • Pilko

        March 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

        How definitely can have him (Swallow) sitting on the bench, especially before he has proved himself. Harris is more mature and is probably the safer choice if you are picking between the two

  11. The Riz

    March 30, 2011 at 11:17 am

    G’day lads,

    Just your opinions, as we can’t base it on facts just yet, but would you start PRESTI or HARRIS on the field… Tough call hey….

    • FOADsiadly

      March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

      I’d say Harris.

      Even though the GC are probably going to be smashed and have less of the ball, you can still get DT points even when you don’t have the ball – by tackling. I think this is were Harris will score a lot of his points.

      • The Riz

        March 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

        Thats a good point. He was always known as being a fierce tackler wasn’t he….

        • Fast Eddie Betts

          March 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

          Is that a rhetorical question ???

          • The Riz

            March 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

            No, his tackle count was probably his strongest asset for memory.

        • RLGriffin

          March 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

          The Riz:
          In 2006/07/08 Harris averaged over 100 tackles a season. This compares to an average of 70 tackles per year over the past three years for swan, and is equal with Joel Selwood’s average tackles over his past three seasons. If he is tagging he will just get led to the ball and be able to tackle at will.

          • TrueBLUE

            March 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

            Nice stats.

          • The Riz

            March 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

            Great Stats Griff. Confirmed my choice!

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      Didn’t Presti retire?


      • Pilko

        March 31, 2011 at 3:46 am

        I actually made that mistake lol, Prestia is in my fwd line so I had no idea what he was talking about for a sec

  12. DanTheMan

    March 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Interesting, you’ve already factored in the magic number dropping to 3753?

    • RLGriffin

      March 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Wow, you know the formula Dan! Give the man a round of…
      This was covered already.

    • dunny

      March 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Dan,

      Yes that is my assumption at the moment. The opening MN was a higher than that this year, but I have taken a conservative approach and have done so to factor in a bit of inconsistency throughout the year as last year the MN dropped from its opening level quite a bit. I guess I used a bit of historical info on what the MN did last season to come up with this number. However, all of this is completely hypothetical anyway as scores for each of these guys could move all over the place throughout the year.


  13. andyjh

    March 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I know CALVINS CAPTAINS doesnt come out till this arvo, But does any 1 else already have GODDARD Locked-in as captain?

    • the gherkin

      March 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

      i’m taking boyd against the new 2011 whipping boys

    • Phil Ken Sebben

      March 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Good option if you haven’t got Swanny

    • ChopYouUp

      March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      hmmm i actually thinking left ball and leaving it on gibbs… or complete left field and puting it on enright…. he does average quite high against freo…. but this could jsut be dreaming….

      • TrueBLUE

        March 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Yeah I’m planning to leave it on Gibbsy too. Though I may shit myself come COB and I’ll swap it to Swan

    • Goaled Finger

      March 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      My captain is selected on a rotational basis, based on past performances, form trends, opposition, height, abdominal definition, lunar cycle and my lucky number of the week – provided to me by the unusually hairy ranga girl next door, Destiny.

      This week I have crunched the numbers and the big ‘C’ will go to the ever-reliable Kurt Tippett.

      I am currently working on adding a ‘Foley parameter’ into my Captain selection. It takes into account dietry information from each player, then calculates the likelihood of the player suffering ‘fecal lag’ from unusually heavy underpants.

      • Innocent Criminals

        March 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        Destiny is in one my leagues. She’s no slouch – scored 2200 odd in Rd 1 and doesn’t have Foley.

        • Goaled Finger

          March 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

          Yeah, I’m pretty sure she was the one that gave Foley the shits in the first place! I think she might be a witch, I’ve seen her listen to an entire James Blunt CD without once vomiting blood!

      • Albert Lloyd

        March 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        If only there was a ‘watched user list’ on this board, Goaled would be smeared all over mine.

        • Goaled Finger

          March 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

          Wow, I have a fan?! Suck on that Michael Clarke!

          • the gherkin

            March 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

            All those years on the bongs sure has left you with a vivid imagination……….

          • Albert Lloyd

            March 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

            Most of your posts are Goaled, Jerry.


  14. the gherkin

    March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Yarran will get a ton this week……they’ll give him the pill as much as possible.

    • Phil Ken Sebben

      March 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm


    • TrueBLUE

      March 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Hmm… I’ve kept him on the field for this weekend, but even if he blows GC away – I may still downgrade before Rd 3/ 4

      • the gherkin

        March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        that will be a tough call, good luck!

    • fishtopher

      March 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      That’s if the ball actually gets down into the GC forward line.

  15. The Southside Way

    March 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    petrie should be playing this week yeah?

    • Phil Ken Sebben

      March 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm


  16. The Southside Way

    March 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    sub on darling, richardson or prestia for knights?

    • O-Rangas-tang

      March 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      Darling, looks the good atm. Not even sure if Prestia will be named and NM is playing Collingwood.

  17. O-Rangas-tang

    March 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hey guys, with the embarresment of midfile rookies around i cant seem to pick my starters. Any help:

    Need to start 3 of the following:

    Foley (worried he’ll be subbed again as could be underdone by his gastro)
    Curlow (Can he repeat? is playing GCS)
    Harris (worried he’ll be tagger for GCS)
    Libba (Started ok and is versing Brissy)
    Swallow (who know if he’ll get a secondary tag)

    thanks for any advice

    • The Southside Way

      March 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      If Foley has recovered from his gastro, he shouldn’t be a sub as he is vital in richmond’s structure as a team, and Hardwick knows that.

      The other four is your choice and purely a gamble and a guess. I would give either Harris or Swallow a run purely because they’re from GC :)

    • TrueBLUE

      March 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      I’d probably go with Foley, Curnow and Harris. Swallow as EMG. Not a bad situation to be in though, mate :)

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      What’s a midfile

      • Pilko

        March 31, 2011 at 3:51 am

        what’s embarresment?

    • C-man

      March 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      I reckon Swallow and Libba then toss up between the rest

  18. buddyyeah

    March 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    who do you reckon is a safer cash cow McKernan or R.Tarrant>?

    • The Southside Way

      March 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm


    • the gherkin

      March 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      mckernan for sure

    • TrueBLUE

      March 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      Yeah, probably McKernan IMO

      • Justin

        March 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Im gonna disagree and go with Tarrant, though neither are safe really.

        Tarrant is probably fighting with Pederson for a spot when Grima comes back. Then there is his injury history and a slightly higher pricetag.

        I know McKernan played well but his job security still worries me. I dont think Adelaide can play all of Maric, Jacobs, Tippet, Henderson and McKernan.

        As a young key forward McKernan will be inconsistent throwing in plenty of 50’s with his 80’s, where as Tarrant has shown great consistency of 60+

        On reflection I’m glad i have neither of them :)

        • the gherkin

          March 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm

          We’ll see if you agree with that in six weeks time. McKernan looked like he’d played 50 games IMO. Tarrant, well we wasn’t picked 15th for no reason. Just injury is the concern. Also think if Tarrant backs it up this week against the Pies they’ll find a spot for him.

          Obviously i have them both :P

  19. swazza

    March 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Does anyone know when Hibberd is expected to play

    • Fast Eddie Betts

      March 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      With the Bendigo Bombers for most of the season… Will struggle to play more 6 games

      • Albert Lloyd

        March 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        Don’t say that :(

        • the gherkin

          March 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

          He’ll be on the team sheet this week

          • Albert Lloyd

            March 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm


  20. Fatty McButterpants

    March 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Although I would normally never dream of trading before r 2 unless i had a LTI, I reckon I made 2 mistakes with my initial team:
    1) Although he will come good this week, that 24 is going to delay the small amount of money that Foley was to make me (esp when you consider they play St Kilda, Hawthorn and Collingwood next, and
    2) It’s only 1 game, but Douglas looks far from the big improver i thought he’s be this year.
    So I’m outing those 2 for Swan (my initial thought that he could not maintain his 2010 average has turned into a belief that he will get even better, thanks to the new bench rule) and Liba, Bewick or Beams. Those 3 mids seem to have the best job security.

    • O-Rangas-tang

      March 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      it is risky blowing 2 trades this early, however….

      Swan is almost a must have this year and libba does look good atm and he will be playing the lions round 2.
      Foley could be limited this weekend but could also average 90+ for the rest of the year while douglas has the bye this week.

      If this was round 10 and prices form etc were the same i would say your mad not to.

      Before round 2?

      If your team is set otherwise for the next 6-8 weeks i cant see how these trades would burn you.

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Number Negative 1 Rule of DT is to never EVER doubt Swan’s ability to dominate DT.


      or DDDDDDDDDD for all you acronym-philes out there.

      The extra D is a typo

    • Pilko

      March 31, 2011 at 3:57 am

      You should’ve had him from the start, now you’d be better off waiting for his price to go down (he is unlikely going to be able to maintain that price) and let foley’s price go up and then trade them. Having said that he could kill it early and go up (as I said very unlikely)

  21. RenegadeP

    March 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Is there going to be fantasy freako’s throughout the season?

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      Is Cox a gun?

      • The Southside Way

        March 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        +1 to that

  22. C-man

    March 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hibberd Swallow Harris and Heppell, I need two i am leaning towards Harris and swallow but harris may be tagging? so will he outscore Heppell? Swallow a certainty unless anyone has another recomendation?

  23. horse

    March 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    if curnow pumps out another big one and hibberd still doesnt get a game, could it be worth trading them after this weekend?

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      If there is no talk of Hibberd coming back in soon and you have another link to the backline I would say yes.

  24. Bazinga

    March 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I would just like to personally thank Grimlock for his fantastic FF Genie for all of last year and this year. Keep up the great work mate Thank you…

  25. stray

    March 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    just realized in my measly round one score of 1959(selwood/connors) i only had 4 tons in my whole team and only 3 90s so theres plenty of room for improvement i think…..well i hope

    and matera or richardson on the field thinking matera

    • TallOrder

      March 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      Trade people!, this is dream team, if someone is shitting you get them out bring in some-one with form and get some sleep at night, dont stick with your mistakes while these people storm ahead on the back of worrying about running out of trades with 24 left (thats heaps). The car will be long gone if you dont get rid of your crabs.. Myself- Johncock gone, Yarren gone, in heppel and ROK. Feel better already :)

      • Pilko

        March 31, 2011 at 4:00 am

        They were awful picks to begin with so they were probably necessary trades. Unless you picked 4 duds, there is no point trading this week.

    • Albert Lloyd

      March 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      No Cox Sandi combo?

  26. james_10

    March 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    which of heppell, stanley or dugian should i start this week already haver lower in sixth back spot

  27. dools

    March 31, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I really don’t get why so many people have screwed around with their rucks and getting duds like Hale etc and trying to get a dpp link for Petrie etc when all its going to do is cost you trades and cost you money. Sandi and Cox aren’t even that pricy and scored around 260 between them and its only round 1! There! My rucks sorted for the year (barring injury), bring on Smith in byes and its one less thing I have to worry about.
    If you want Petrie, dump his ass in the forward line. I’ve seen so many bizzarre ruck combinations this year and I seriously just don’t get it. Also whats with paying 170,000 odd to have Vickery sitting on your pine most of the year?? Much better and cheaper cashcows to be found bloody everywhere.
    To all those Dters with their mad ruck concoctions who got dudded round 1 and already lost a shitload of potential round 1 points hardyfriknha!! With guys like Sandi and Cox and only 2 spots to fill its not rocket science.

  28. dools

    March 31, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Interesting stat- Roo, Buddy, Goodes and Higgins cost $1,531,700 and scored a combined total of 302 points (avg 75.5 each). Lower, Curnow, Tarrant and Pederson cost $409,800 and scored 408 between them (avg 102 each). But ofcourse you know which four I had! I only have Lower of the others.

  29. kizza88

    April 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    hey what do u guys think of my team??
    Brycee gibbs corey enright anrdrew carrazoo brett delideo d heppell j laider david wojcinski
    dane swan (capt) andrew embley (Vcapt) Scott pendlebury marc murphy m robinson matt priddis
    Dean cox David hille
    chris dawes ryan okeffe cyril rioli pual chapman mitch duncan nathan fyfe jack darling

    THanks and please join my leauge here is the code 456606

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