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Secret Squirrel: Round 3

One of the most important rounds of football has just finished, this is when we finally start to see some price changes. Often it is your last chance to adjust your team and obtain all those lovely rookies you missed and dump those mid priced players that just did not work out.

Welcome Peanut Gallery to another week of the Squirrel, have a little look at how my team is progressing.

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One of the most important rounds of football has just finished, this is when we finally start to see some price changes. Often it is your last chance to adjust your team and obtain all those lovely rookies you missed and dump those mid priced players that just did not work out.

My Premium Mid Priced team had a number of purely mid priced players and I deemed only one player to be not performing to my expectations. Axel Foley, you get the CHOP. The decision on who Foley would be downgraded to was a race between Curnow and Libba.  Eventually going to Curnow due to the fact he was a mature aged player and did not have a group bye issue .  It also helped that he would be able to have an extra price rise before Libba, it was all about generating extra cash flow.

Round 3 was almost a case of taking people back to 2007/8 when if you scored over 2000 points, it was considered to be a very good score. Watching a multitude of people scoring in the 1900’s was great to see, especially when my team was over 2000 points.

Picking the wrong nuts:

  • Otten v Duigan = -18 points
  • Heppell + Harris v Curnow + Prestia = -61 points

As you can see below, I still have 23 trades, $151,900 in the bank and an overall ranking of 3,021. This weekend I have 5 players missing due to byes, Gram, Goddard, Boyd, Higgins and Riewoldt.

In the firing line:

  • I know it sounds strange, but Laidler may become a rookie to release some extra funds for future upgrades.  This will potentially leave me with ~$250,000 in the bank for future upgrades. There are a number of premium players who could be dropping in price in the coming rounds. Selwood, Montagna and Didak, just to name a few. It will be a case of watching their break evens and matching it with the peaking of my rookies/midpriced options.

Issues from last week:

Trading before lockout: Yes it is not a law to trade only the day of lockout, but it is a very good practice to get into.  A lot can happen in a week of football, so injuries, drunken behaviour and many other issues can occur to players.

Great Footballers are not always Great DT players. Judd is a dual brownlow medallist midfield, but due to the fact he does not get those cheap possessions on the outside which normally result in a mark + kick option, his scoring potentially is greatly reduced.

If people can remember back to the good old days, there were two players that highlighted the point that NOT all great DTers are great footballers and the name Bowden and Jess Sinclair should ring a bell. They were two premium DT defenders who at times were not at times considered in the top 50 AFL players.

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