Will you wait for me?
We have all seen it in the movies; the guy gets sentenced to jail… just before he gets rammed into the back of the jail van he says “wait for me?” the door slams shut as the girl wipes a tear away from her eye… 5 minutes later she is banging the post man. Will you wait for James Magner and Lachie Neale?
We have all seen it in the movies; the guy gets sentenced to jail…. just before he gets rammed into the back of the jail van he says “wait for me?” the door slams shut as the girl wipes a tear away from her eye.
5 minutes later she is banging the post man.
If this sounds familiar it should, because the lockout is going to slam on our teams soon and we are going to be faced with this very situation. Already Mr Magner and Mr Neale have thrown a spanner in our works. As we all know midyear trades are like gold, the dreaded 3-4 week injury is always the toughest to digest. Do I trade or do I wait? Each week as the zeros go by you are haemorrhaging cash, and by extension the chance to win that car.
But now we have unlimited trades! The decision should be easy – kick’em to the curb!
But no…. if we think about this clearly we have done all the hard yards, done all the research and come up with a list of the players we think will make us the most cash, does it really matter if they miss the first one or two weeks? What if you bring in a rookie playing round one and it ends up being Relton Roberts mk2 … or worse still Relton Roberts??
Let’s be honest, it takes a HUGE set of balls to pick a player that you know isn’t playing round 1…. To actually play for a donut or 2. Especially with a lot of people playing a 3 rookie ruck set up, they need the cash flow really pumping to get those upgrades done.
But are these boys any better than the rest? Well Neale is loved by the coach but could be a vest specialist. As for the Magnet, he looks DT gold but if he misses a few weeks and Couch takes his upgrade spot and excels where does that leave Mr Magnet? On your team with a big fat zero permanently next to his name. These are only two of the rookies that are causing selection posers.. then we have Hall, we have the tussle between Bugg and Darley for the one spot….. what if you pick the wrong dude? Then there are the premo’s that haven’t shown much in the pre-season… do they even care? Can we still pick them? Hello Zaharakis, Robinson, Beams? Anyone home? Can you pick any of them on faith alone? But those are questions for another week…..
All I want to know is will you wait for Magner and Neale if they don’t play round one? Or will you bang the postwoman?
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