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Trade Talk Tuesday

It was a week of extreme scores at both ends of the scale for similar ranked teams which will leave some coaches with a frustrated finger on the trade button.

  • Roy

It was a week of extreme scores at both ends of the scale for similar ranked teams which will leave some coaches with a frustrated finger on the trade button. There were players that rewarded coaches for showing a bit of faith and persistence while others seemed to throw it back in our faces making reactivate trading seem like a common sense move, rather than the act of insanity we know it is.

Repaying the faith/ possible bargain inclusion:

Greg Broughton: We selected this man at the start of the year as a premium more than capable of scoring 100 at least 2 out of every 5 weeks. Unfortunately he did not manage, or look like managing that feat in the first 6 weeks however in the last 2 weeks he has scored 90 and 120, potentially signalling his return to the DT elite. He is priced at 291,900 and has a BE of only 15 so if he is even close to returning to his potential, he looms as a massive bargain.

Running hot:

Marc Murphy: Often getting under the opposition radar due to the focus on dangerous teammate Chris Judd, Murphy is a star in his own right and he is converting that into DT domination. In the last 5 weeks he has a lowest score of 98 and is averaging 121 in the last 3. He is priced at 427,300 and has a BE of only 67. Given the fact he has an Assistant Coach projected score of 125, he won’t be this price for long and the fact he is reasonably unique, only featuring in 7% of teams is added incentive.

Premium bottoming out:

Alan Didak: Due to some horrible form and even a subbing, owners of Didak have been through hell. If you don’t have him, he needs to be on the radar if he can turn his form around. On the weekend he scored 90, which I hope is a sign of things to come (as an owner) and if it is, 280,700 is a steal and almost rookie straight swap. If I was lucky enough to not have him, I would watch for another week as his BE is still 98 so there is no rush.

Reactive trade:

Daniel Harris: I didn’t think twice about utilising my DPP this week that would have meant Poupolo (99) was on my ground in the backline instead of Harris in the mids because I was happy to take his projected 70. Well, what a disgraceful performance he put in that has left me fuming and wanting to trade him. At the price of 234,700 he is primed for either an upgrade or downgrade.

What might save Harris for me is the fact I still scored 2201 and hopefully I get Rockliff back this week. If that happens I might just make a big deal of benching Harris and not give him the emergency so I feel better and he learns his lesson. This is the forum to discuss all your trade thoughts and help each other out with ideas etc.

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