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Hot and Cold: Round 15

We are back for another week and what a great week it was! Massive scores this week for most people and we are setting hope for the home straight now and making final upgrades to our teams.

We are back for another week and what a great week it was! Massive scores this week for most people and we are setting hope for the home straight now and making final upgrades to our teams.

Also guys if there is any players I have missed that you would like to see on here. Let me know either on the comments or follow me on twitter @corka23 love some feedback and anything else you would like to see in the article including say more breakevens, who to buy things like that.

Adelaide Crows

Who’s Hot: Scott Thompson again produced a massive score with 128 showing he is one of the premier midfielders in the game. Jason Porplyzia had a massive game with 97 and was showing some signs that he was back to his best. Sam Jacobs produced another solid game for a cheap ruck option with 91.

Who’s Cold: Taylor Walker played a good game but cost all that have him with a stupid act that has him suspended for 3 matches. For those who had Sam Shaw as cover for Marty Clarke will be hurting after another sub par performance of 32

Interesting breakevens for the week.

Thompson 100
Sloane 146
Dangerfield 99
Van Berlo 185
Shaw 70
Porplyzia 67


Brisbane Lions

Who’s Hot: Jonathon Brown showed some vintage form and produced a whopping 130. Jack Redden and Tom Rockliff were great once again with 110 and 119 respectively. Pearce Hanley started slowly but racked it up late in garbage time for a strong 120

Who’s Cold: Dayne Zorko came back down to earth with only 69 after a strong start. While Jed Adcock was poor with 65 and Josh Drummond struggled again mustering only 52

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Adcock 129

Zorko 81

Drummond 85
Redden 101
Rockliff 56
Brown 55
Hanley -1


Carlton Blues

Who’s Hot: Carrazzo is back with 110 and if you are going to pick him this is the last chance before he soars in price again. Mitch Robinson was again solid with 122 and Juddy produced a great score of 103 considering the form he had been in.

Who’s Not: Those relying on Bootsma for cover of missing players would be bitterly disappointed after being subbed off at halftime with 11 points. While Matty Kruezer continues his poor form with a miserly 53

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Judd 92
Carrazzo 22

Gibbs 54
Bootsma 75
Kruezer 79


Collingwood Magpies

Who’s Hot: Dane Swan is just a star what more can you say after 172 points. Beams and Sidebottom again were great. Jamie Elliot may be a keeper now after another 95 points and Jarryd Blair had maybe his best game for the club and scored 133 points.
Who’s Cold: Travis Cloke really struggled again! Only scoring 42 and Heath Shaw had a very below par game with 59 causing a massive breakeven this week (see below)

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Pendlebury 189 if he plays.

Shaw 133
Sidebottom 153
Beams 134
Clarke 112
Elliot -18
Swan 96
Cloke 105
Williams 16


Essendon Bombers

Who’s Hot: How good is Jobe Watson another 126 for the brownlow favourite. Courtenay Dempsey had a great game with 129 for those who have him as their cheap defender and Brent Stanton had another solid 111.

Who’s Cold: Dyson Heppell failed to cash on all the uncontested ball the bombers got with only 80 points, while those with Stewart Crameri would be disappointed with his 46 points after being subbed off and now being suspended for 2 games.

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Watson 126
Stanton 107
Heppell 81
Dell’Olio -14
Ryder 72
Hurley -14
Dempsey 35


Fremantle Dockers

Who’s Hot: Michael Barlow continued his hot form with 120 and Michael Johnson returned to form after last weeks poor performance with a solid 110. While Jonathon Griffin had a solid 95 for those who brought him in as their second ruck option.

Who’s Cold: Greg Broughton again struggled with 75 after some junk time stats and those who picked up Zac Clarke will be disappointed after only 36

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Broughton 123
Johnson 114
Duffield 108
Griffin 62
Pavlich 72
Barlow 83
Spurr -33


Geelong Cats

Who’s Hot: Billie Smedts had a solid game for those who had him as bench cover with 83 while Joel Selwood had another great game with 119

Who’s Cold: Allen Christensen only had 76 and Stevie J only had 79 this week when most of thought he would dominate a depleted Port side.

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Smedts -19
Johnson 138
Chapman  129
Christensen 96
Selwood 93
Bartel 86
Enright 45


Gold Coast Suns

Who’s Hot: Gaz got 102 which may seem a low score for him but he still top scored for his time, while Harley Bennell had a solid 84

Who’s Cold: Kyal Horsley may have run his race with only 59 while Alex Sexton only scored 14 and is now out for the season

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Horsley 55
Sexton 70 (out for the year now)
Ablett 108
Hall 14
Bennell 85


GWS Giants

Who’s Hot: Toby Greene had another great game with 91 points while Jon Giles came back to form with 87 and Adam Treloar had a solid 82

Who’s Cold: Tommy Bugg again  struggled and only had the 41 and now some will have to use him now that Goddard his out for two weeks while Jon Patton was subbed after only scoring 33

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Giles 85
Trelor 29
Smith 42
Shiel 77
Greene 67
Patton 50
McDonald 59
Bugg 96


Hawthorn Hawks

Who’s Hot: Buddy was huge before a tweak in his hammy after scoring 115. Sam Mitchell had a massive game with 124 and Grant Birchall continued his great form with 108

Who’s Cold: Matt Suckling only mustered 77 and those who have Shaun Burgoyne won’t be happy after only 58

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Birchall 68
Franklin 119
Mitchell 71
Lewis 82
Suckling 81
Roughead 78


North Melbourne Kangaroos

Who’s Hot: Andrew Swallow had a massive game scoring 144, Todd Goldstein again was good with 107. But the real gem was Sam Gibson those who had him as cover for Pendles would have been ecstatic after 110

Who’s Not: Nathan Grima was dominant on Nick Reiwoldt but that cost his dreamteam score only scoring 61 and Boomer Harvey only scored 58

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Petrie 86
Grima 108
Gibson  -30
Goldstein 95
Harvey 126
Adams 9


Melbourne Demons

Who’s Hot: Col Sylvia may be back! Another 99 this week and Stefan Martin had a massive game which no one would have expected with 105

Who’s Not: Jack Watts only had 74, Jack Grimes struggled to 67 and its time to get rid of Magner after only 55

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Watts 74
Jones 102
Grimes 120
Sylvia 21
Magner 59


Port Adelaide Power

Who’s Hot: Brad Ebert continued his impressive season with 88 and John McCarthy had a solid 112

Who’s Cold: Chad Wingard had only 53 and it may be time to trade him in to a premium and those hoping Redden will be back, Brett Renouf struggled this week and hopefully for those owners will be dropped.

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Wingard 57
Redden 58
Ebert  131
Pffeifer 48


Richmond Tigers

Who’s Hot: The big 4 again were great Maric 122, Deledio 115. Cotchin 111, Martin 109 while those with Shane Tuck would be happy after another huge score 135

Who’s Cold: Jack Riewoldt struggled after quarter time only scoring 73 and those with Chris Newman would not be happy with only 74 and Brandon Ellis only had 50

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Martin 61
Cotchin 117
Deleido 104
Maric 92
Morris 59
Ellis 38
Tuck 86


St Kilda Saints

Who’s Hot: Lenny Hayes had a great game with 122 and Nicky Dal had a solid 91

Who’s Cold: Brendon Goddard playing some horrible football at the moment with 75 and now suspended for two weeks and Nick Riewoldt again struggled mustering on 47 and both Milera and Saad really struggled to have an impact with 30 and 20 between them

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Dal Santo 69
Riewoldt 178
Saad 68
Milera 91
Fisher 88
Hayes 69
Goddard 116 (won’t be seeing him for two weeks though)


Sydney Swans

Who’s Hot: Kieran Jack again dominated with 129 while Mumford turned back the clock with 102 and Josh Kennedy continued is great season with 117

Who’s Cold: Adam Goodes again struggled with 64 and also Sam Reid is just having a poor year with 47

Intresting breakevens for the week:

O’Keefe 75
Goodes 168
Kennedy 92
Jack 83
Malceski 112
Jetta 96


Western Bulldogs

Who’s Hot: Matty Boyd continue to rack em up with 132 and Clay Smith had a solid 80 for those who had him cover for Pendlebury

Who’s Cold: Brain Lake struggled to 72 after being dominated by Hurley, Griffin only had 67 before getting injured while Ryan Hargrave continues to frustrate owners with 65 and Bob Murphy was subbed out with a hamstring on 33.

Intresting breakevens for the week:

Lake 95
Smith -14
Dickson 54
Boyd 143
Griffin 130
Hargrave 97


West Coast Eagles

Who’s Hot: Luke Shuey had a massive game which he normally does against bad opponents with 148, Dean Cox was huge with 120 and Beau Waters had another solid 98

Who’s Not: Nic Nat only had 84 which shows how dominant the Eagles were on Saturday

 Intresting breakevens for the week:

Naitanui 112
Priddis 95
Waters 77
Cox 97
Shuey 65
Darling 60
Selwood 116
Brennen -7


Thanks guys, ill be doing this every week for the rest of the season would love some feedback and you can follow me @corka23 on twitter



  1. Waffles

    July 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Good article keep em coming thanks corka.

  2. Adam

    July 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This article really needs to be grammar/spell checked. Painful to read. :)

    • tnargus

      July 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      There are a few errors here and there yes, but credit to Corey for putting in a big effort this week and fixing many of last weeks problems. MUCH better.

      Keep up the good work mate.

      • deez go

        July 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Exactly. The Grammar is not a big deal, you get the message easily.

        • Bradley

          July 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

          grammar is fine, continue the good work corey

    • Scott

      July 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Pretty rough, noticed a couple of things and to be honest I see a couple in almost every article.

      Good work mate

    • Cpt.Awesome

      July 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      I ‘m so relieved that I’ve finished the article just so I don’t have to read the words ‘solid’ (12 times) or ‘struggled’ (11 times) again. It was terribly written and I won’t be reading this segment for a third time. I should have learnt after last week’s effort.

      • mufc

        July 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

        no one gives a shit want u think if u r gonna hang crap on the article its not that hard to READ a couple of mistakes but i’d like to see u do better

        hope u can read this letter idiot

  3. Nooie

    July 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Very good article. Heaps more time and effort into it than the first article. Keep em coming!

    Hi Guys, some advice and a rating out-of-ten would be nice. All advice taken on board!
    Got bugger all trades and cash so can’t do any trades ;)

    DEF: Deledio, Goddard, Birchall, HShaw, Carrazzo, Broughton, Howard with Darley and Spurr.

    MID: Swan, Ablett, Boyd, Thompson, Mitchell, Priddis with Gibson and Jmac

    RUC: Griffin and Jacobs with Redden and Stephenson

    FWD: Buddy, Sidebottom, Beams, Johnson, Martin, Cloke, Zorko with Elliott and Dev Smith.

    Reasonable bench cover in forward, midfield and maybe ruck, but rather weak defence cover but that’s DT and bad trading for ya!

    So yeah, advice and improvements taken on board, THANKS!!!

    • The x Factor

      July 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm


      just not enough cover especiaally if youv’e wasted all your trades….

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Hey Nooie, very solid team mate. :) Shaw, Cloke & Broughton are too bloody stressful for my liking, lol. You’ve got all the ‘must have’s’ in Swan, Gazza, Boyd, Lids, Carrots, Beams & Sidey, although you lack one of Maric or Cox in the ruck. Good bench cover, but Howard…not so good. Probably 8/10 For what it’s worth, just an opinion. :)

      • Nooie

        July 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        Thanks guys! Will accept them and see what I can do.

        Keep the replys coming!

        • Jerome

          July 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          I think its good but if you beed the money than get rid of stephenson and get campbell in and then upgrade if u need

    • Ridley U

      July 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Hey Nooie.

      I think the team is pretty strong as well. If Spurr was a Grimes or another solid back then the team would be very very strong. As per our previous chats, Howard is a risk but one that shouldn’t be judged on one game. The kid can be very DT relevant ad is a exciting prospect. 2 out of 4 games scoring 80+ just shows how relevant the kid could become.

      You have been unlucky this year with Cloke. If he fires over the next few weeks it will definitely make the team look stronger.

      Mids are very strong. You have all the big names that are required. The bench cover is a little thin at the backs.

      I give the team 8.5/10

      PS: we all have a trade addiction. Some manage it a little better than others but this is a game ad tradig makes the game great!!!

    • deez go

      July 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Weak Link is Howard, and your rucks don’t have a huge ceiling. It’s much, much, better than my team, but a few points=
      Orren Stephenson is a low chance to play when Vardy comes back.
      The dogs best defence= Hargrave Lake Murphy
      Morris Austin/Markovic Wood
      Wood is probably ahead of Howard for some reason, probably the huge run he provides. Can’t see Howard playing over Morris, when he comes back, unless Morris will play a key defensive role, being 5 cm shorter than most key forwards.
      I am focusing on the negatives too much, but this is just my opinion, and I am probably wrong. Good team overall.

      • deez go

        July 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Sorry no rating, 8/10

    • mufc

      July 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      couple fo smokeys that i like besides cloke ;) 8/10 nice solid team but u will have to hope they keep playing or your bench will definetely struggle

  4. Sammy J

    July 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Dude, good article and all, but there are more adjectives in the English language than just ‘solid’…

    • RJforBrownlow

      July 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm


    • Daryl

      July 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      To help out, here’s an excerpt from the trusty ‘saurus:

      Main Entry: solid
      Part of Speech: adjective

      a) Definition: dependable, reliable
      Synonyms: cogent, constant, decent, estimable, genuine, good, law-abiding, levelheaded, pure, real, satisfactory, satisfying, sensible, serious, sober, sound, stalwart, steadfast, trustworthy, trusty, upright, upstanding, valid, worthy
      Antonyms: tenuous, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy, vulnerable

      b) Definition: held in great respect
      Synonyms: A-1, A-OK, ace*, attractive, best ever, cat’s pajamas, choice, commendable, cool*, copacetic, crackerjack*, deserving, dream*, estimable, excellent, exquisite, fine, good, great, greatest, hunky dory, keen*, laudable, meritable, meritorious, neat*, out of sight, out of this world, peachy*, praiseworthy, rare, solid , super, super-duper, superior, unreal*, valuable, wicked*, wonderful, worthy, zero cool
      Antonyms: contemptible, despicable, detestable, hateful, loathsome, repugnant, repulsive, shameful, unworthy

      c) Definition: effective
      Synonyms: apposite, apt, compelling, conclusive, consequential, convictive, convincing, fitting, forceful, forcible, inducing, influential, irresistible, justified, meaningful, momentous, persuasive, pertinent, potent, powerful, puissant, relevant, satisfactory, satisfying, significant, solid , sound, strong, suasive, telling, urgent, valid, weighty, well-grounded
      Antonyms: impotent, ineffective, invalid, weak

  5. The x Factor

    July 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    good info mate, well done.

    just need to learn how to use some full stops ;)

  6. Daniel

    July 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Need Help with my team
    Def: Deledio, Goddard, Birchall, Heppell, Dempsey, Hargrave, Bugg (Mohr, Wilkes)
    Mids: Hayes, Stanton, Boyd, Thompson, Pendlebury, Zorko (Horsley, McDonald)
    Ruck: Ryder, Giles (Jenkins, Redden)
    Fwd: Dangerfield, Petrie, Martin, Darling, Sidebottom, Cameron, D.Smith (Saad, Kennedy)

    ive got $51,900 with 9 trades left any ideas please help

    • We Got Big Cox

      July 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      you onfield team is pretty weak.

      maybe this week redden to campbell
      and mohr to carrots

      next week
      smith to jordan murdoch (or some other cheap rookie)
      saad to michael johnson/jordan lewis or some other guy around 400K

      • BOOMER

        July 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        Maybe Horse to Gibson to free up another 160k, Gibson is as good if not better cover than Horsley anyway…wiin win trade.

        • We Got Big Cox

          July 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

          good point, horse to gibson gets you more cash and better js than redden to campbell

          • Daniel

            July 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

            im gunna get rid of bugg coz hes got a high breakevn of 96 which he probz wont get and i can afford carratz with redden downgrade to cambell

    • Sam

      July 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      As you can see in the article, this really is the round to grab Carazzo. Bugg is losing form and a breakeven of 96. JMac’s price will rise a little further, but still I would say trade JMac (slightly wasted on the bench) for Sam Gibson or, wait for the teams announcement later in the week and see if Morabito comes in, then you have a choice between the two. Add the profit here with the cash you’ve got, there’s around 200k in the bank. Then DEFINITELY trade Bugg for Carazzo.This will pull your cash back to around the hundred mark, but that’s still handy. In coming weeks, maybe consider taking advantage of Carazzo’s DPP status and trade Zorko out for a defender. Tony Armstrong is a unique option and this will, in total, leave you with about 250k which should be sufficient for all remaining upgrades. This means if you still have a fair hunk of cash after all other coming trades, you can upgrade Hargrave to a premium mid and send Carazzo back to defence.

  7. The x Factor

    July 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    people probably already seen this but…….

    not looking good for crozier.

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Wow, rook’s are dropping like flies.

  8. feathertopDT


    July 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    LOL Dr Dream Team is advising people to trade in Michael Hurley…

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Gold :P

    • Benny

      July 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Nah, that’s Ben Guthrie that does DT Market Watch, not Dr DT.

      Dr DT is still a retard though.

    • tnargus

      July 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      In the Doctor’s defence, it was his “understudy” Ben Guthrie. If Dr DT is bad, Guthrie is atrocious.

      • BOOMER

        July 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm


    • The x Factor

      July 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      also he tells us to trade dusty and BJ…..

  9. Blue boys

    July 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    You must really be struggling to find some of the “who’s cold” players if you are putting blokes in there based on one quieter games.
    Surely Zorko, heppell, NicNat, SJ, Suckling not that bad……….trouble is we always want more!!!!

  10. Chris

    July 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    DEF: Delidio, Goddard, Waters, Birchell, Heppell, Hargrave, Sam Shaw, (Townsend, Spurr)

    MID: Swan, Ablett, Stanton, Boyd, Thompson, Beams, (Gibson, Sexton)

    RUCK: Cox, Giles, (Redden, Campbell)

    FWD: Franklin, Sidebottom, Robinson, Dangerfield, Martin, Cloke, Zorko, (Pfierrier, Black)

    7 trades left and $223,900 in the bank.

    I want to get carrazzo in for either Hargrave or Townsend. i was thinking of keeping hargrave and trading townsend but it wont leave alot of cash after the trade. By trading hargrave (which would leave me with about $100,000 odd i think) i would have to play sam shaw or townsend on the field… :/

    Some other options ive thought of is:
    Dowgrading Pfierrier to Murdoch

    Trading Travis cloke out but for not quite sure.. :/
    want to get maric but ill have to hold on that trade.

    Its looking like ill be doing 2 trades this week just a matter of picking the right players to take out and bring in.., im just about settled with my team. but as i said im not keen on cloke being in my side but i probably need to focus on my defence more.

    Sorry its a tad long..

    Thoughts on my options and overall team would be much appreciated??


    • Matthew

      July 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      playing hargrave is like playing shaw or townsend anyway. if you upgrade hargrave to carrats you will have about 150k to upgrade cloke. a unique option is leigh adams who is back from injury and has had two tons one of them being a 130+

    • Nooie

      July 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Yeah, Townsend-Carrots is the go and downgrade Black to Murdoch

      Next week, I would concentrate on the ruck, (look at Mummy or McEvoy) but if you’re happy with it, maybe trade Cloke. I have Cloke, and I’m riding the rollar-coaster, but if you really don’t want Cloke, upgrade him.

      I reckon Hargrave is OK, but your back-ups are abit wek in the backline. Trade Hargrave if you want, but that would give you low trades.

      That’s just an option, I don’t know a huge lot (as proved a few posts above). Overall team is 6/10, but after the trades, proberly a 8/10.

      Just an opinion, hope it helps!

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      If this was my team, i’d go with the townsend > Carrots trade, you can’t afford to have a rook like shaw onfield + Carrots is pretty much a must have, especially whilst still this cheap. Good team by the way. :)

    • Scott

      July 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

      I agree, if it were my team I’d save hargrave. He’s capable of more than what he’s doing now. Same with cloke which is why I’d keep him for bench cover (surely he can’t suck any harder than he is now…) and probably look at upgrading pfeiffer to Goodes or something in a few weeks

  11. Matthew

    July 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    great article good way to quickly get some breakevens.

    thoughts on getting in carrots trade out harry taylor or s burgoyne.
    taylor is starting to play up in the fwd line and is kicking goals but he got 3 goals on the weekend only for 65 points

    on the other side burgoyne has been consistant and had that outstanding game of 112 (his season high) while playing in the midfield. he is coming off of a 58

  12. rossles26

    July 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    HEY CHOOK!!!!!

    If you’re reading this mate, can you please let us know what you think of Jordan Murdoch from Geelong in Chook’s Rooks?

    I know Chappy was out but 16 disposals and 8 tackles for 88pts is pretty tasty given the lack of forward rooks getting around.

    I know with all your wisdom you’ll probably have him covered but given I haven’t seen much mention of him on here, I thought I better give you a shout out so he doesn’t fly under the radar.

    Thanks Chook.

    • The x Factor

      July 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      don’t fret mate….

      chook’s rooks will be here tommorow morning.

  13. Recall

    July 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Great info mate. Agree tho one quiet game doesn’t mean the players gone cold. Maybe have a player to watch category with a bloke stringing together 2 hot games or two cold games. Apart from that article will keep getting better.

  14. D.Swan

    July 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This week looking to finalise my team, please give feedback positive or negative

    This weeks trades:
    Hargrave > Carrazzo
    Ellis > Scotland

    Making my team look like this:

    Backs: Deledio, Goddard, Broughton, Waters, Scotland, Carrazzo, Gram ( darley, )

    Mids: Swan, Ablett, Boyd, Jelwood, Thompson, Mitchell ( gibson, J Mac )

    Rucks: Cox, Giles ( redden, campbell )

    Fwds: Franklin, Chappy, Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Martin, Zorko, C.Pearce ( Treloar, D.Smith )

    Feedback would be great :)

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Great team! :)

      What about Ellis > Carrots, then Pearce > Beams, all depends on who you trust more to get the job done…Hargreave or Pearce?

  15. SloppyJoe

    July 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Not a bad read. A few too many “massives” and “strugglings” though.


  16. Michael

    July 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    AFL 360 just showed some interesting vision of Boyd at training…….potential hammy maybe

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      wtf! :O

      • BOOMER

        July 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        I’ll have to watch the replay at 10:00 to see the footage.

    • The x Factor

      July 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      how bad did he look?

      • Michael

        July 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        Don’t think it’s much……just had a word to one of the staff and left the track early

        • BOOMER

          July 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

          Better be nothing, Goddard Buddy and Boyd would be ridiculous!

  17. hazza44

    July 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    great article corey!!

    Heres my team have 3 trades left and $18,000 in the bank!
    need to carrazzo in! but dont know what to do?? please help!

    DEF: Scotland, Delidio, Goddard, Waters, Birchall, Hargrave, Darley (S.Shaw, Spurr)

    MID: Swan, Ablett, Thompson, Boyd, Pendles, Watson,( Pfieffer, Williams)

    RUCK: Maric, Cox (Redden, Campbell)

    FWDS: Buddy, Sidebottom, Robbo, Dangerfield, Martin,Zorko, Beams (Dickson, Zaha)

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Good team Hazza, you don’t need anyone’s help mate. ;)

    • Jesse

      July 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Great team, except for defence, but not much you can do with 3 trades

    • BOOMER

      July 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Switch Zaha to mid…grade him to Gibson, then Darley > Carrots.

  18. BDeville

    July 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Def: Goddard, Delidio, Heppell, Birchall, Waters, Hargrave, Ellis (Bootsma, Darley)

    Mid: Pendles, Boyd, Ablett, Thompson, Mitchell, Swan (Gibson, Sexton)

    Ruc: Goldy, Ryder (Stephenson,Redden)

    Fwd: Sidey, Buddy, Robinson, Zaharakis, Martin, Beams, Dangerfield (Hall,Zorko )

    30,000 in the bank 5 trades left

    I want to get in Carrots and maybe another defender

    • Reprobates

      July 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Stephenson to Campbell, Ellis or Bootsma to Carrazzo

      • LLH

        July 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

        + 1 but keep Ellis

  19. Archer 77

    July 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Upgrade Giles to;

    1) McEvoy
    2) Mumford
    3) Griffin

    (Not cashed up enough for Maric :( )

    • Tom

      July 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm


    • BruceLee

      July 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Go unique, go Griff

  20. BruceLee

    July 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    5 Trades, $73.5k

    Cant decide on the following:

    1) Upgrade Broughts/Heppel OR Lake


    2) Upgrade Sloane/Priddis

    Any thoughs on this?



    • Reprobates

      July 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      ..are you nuts, if you have, got a rookieish player to upgrade, do that!

    • leetrevor81

      July 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      You only have 5 trades and you wanna trade out a premium?

  21. Tom

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Should I get Stanton this week, or downgrade Pfeiffer > Gibson (for bench cover, only in case of emergency) or Kennedy > Couch to get swan?

    • Waffles

      July 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      This a pain the only reasonable trades I can make are shiel => Williams and Bugg => Carrots although my final upgrade will be next week with Clarke/Hargrave to someone but will be 20k short of adcock enright and Hepple. Thoughts would be aprecciated cheers.

      • Reprobates

        July 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        Roll the dice.. Shiel to to a hopeful/maybe DDP like Shelton, depends on your bench cover, Bugg to Scotland..go for the best if you can.

  22. Corey Kennedy

    July 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    in regards to some of the players playing pretty good games being in the cold section:
    most players who had poor games in those teams are not fantasy relevant which is why i don’t put them in. ie Nathan Brown from Collingwood not may would have him, so no real point including him

  23. Mr_DT

    July 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    If D.Shiel is out for the rest of season, would D.Kerr be a good trade? Would also generate a handy 40k

    • The x Factor

      July 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      3-4 weeks mate.

  24. Jerome

    July 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    My team….I shall warn you its not great and i Know i need lids, swan and ablett but i cant afford them

    DEF: Waters, hanley, hurn, grimes, birchall, carrots, shaw (Bootsma and Lynch)

    MID: Watson, thompson, ebert, priddis, zorko, gibson (williams and cunningham)

    FWD: Sidey, chapman, danger, MJ, riewoldt, walker(blues), dell’olio (Murdoch and walsh)

    RUC: Maric, Giles (campbell and jenkins)

    I have 9 trades and 311,000 in the bank (used my trades already this round)
    and would be appreciated if i could have some thoughts and help and advise

    PS. Sorry for the length

  25. Jerome

    July 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    My team….I shall warn you its not great and i Know i need lids, swan and ablett but i cant afford them

    DEF: Waters, hanley, hurn, grimes, birchall, carrots, shaw (Bootsma and Lynch)

    MID: Watson, thompson, ebert, priddis, zorko, gibson (williams and cunningham)

    FWD: Sidey, chapman, danger, MJ, riewoldt, walker(blues), dell’olio (Murdoch and walsh)

    RUC: Maric, Giles (campbell and jenkins)

    I have 9 trades and 311,000 in the bank (used my trades already this round)
    and would be appreciated if i could have some thoughts and help

    PS. Sorry for the length

    • Cobby

      July 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      i’d trade Walker out and move Zorko to the forward line and get in either Swanny or Gazza…

  26. Ashie.1

    July 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    To all those weedy poindexters picking the article to pieces about grammar and the use of the same word over and over again I have one comment for you.

    Get your zit infested faces out of the thesaurus and of your mum’s tit so you can unfog your coke bottle glasses and get a life.

    Cut the lad some slack for having a crack.

  27. Vipertooth

    July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Hi guys, would like some advice/help please I am stuck too many options, might be season defineing!


    Def: scotland, Goddard, waters, hurn, heppell, hargrave, clarke, (Bugg, Shaw.S)

    Mid: Stanton, Boyd, Deledio, Ablett, Redden, Zorko, (Williams, Gobson)

    Ruck: Ryder, Giles, (Redden, Campbell)

    Fwd: Sidebottom, Beams, Chapman, Dangerfield, Pavlich, Martin, Franklin, (Dickson, Hall)

    Now, I have 359,900 in the cap…

    1) Bugg->Carrazzo and Redden->Cox.
    2) Hargrave->Carrazzo and Redden->Maric
    3) Bugg->Carrazzo and Zorko->Swan
    4) Zorko->Swan and Giles->Maric
    5) Bugg->Birchall and Clarke->Carrazzo

    I have 9 trades left as it stands now, plz help me out :) Thanks guys

    • Corey Kennedy

      July 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

      zorko-swan giles-maric

      • Vipertooth

        July 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

        Thanks Corey, if I do that im relying on Redden and Cambell as backup for the remainder of the season, plus addmitting Zorko wont score high for the rest of the season… and I miss out on the carrots train…..hmmmm

        • deez go

          July 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

          Now teams are going back to the two ruckman strategy, so Campbell probably will play.

    • turftoefixer

      July 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Haven’t done the maths bud but I would consider delidio to def gods to bench midfield, bugg to carrots and Williams for swan

    • We Got Big Cox

      July 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      i’d go swan and carrots

      hargrave is weak as piss, he only plays well when the whole team does, if it were me, i would be happy to drop that guy haha

      looks like your forward line might give you a donut or two this week, with martin confirmed out and question marks on buddy.

    • Robdog

      July 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm


  28. Nathan

    July 4, 2012 at 12:14 am

    with only 4 trades left is it worth going krooze to mumford?

    • Vipertooth

      July 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

      No, save trades for injuries during finals!

  29. Henry

    July 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Will Griffen get a game when Sandilands comes back from injury?

  30. Nathan

    July 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

    or sam jacobs

  31. turftoefixer

    July 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Not a bad article mate, cheers… Not trying to be a smart arse…. But you may want to change the heading to ‘relevant break-evens’ instead of ‘intresting’ which I hate to be picky, pisses the general reader off … Going forward, it is spelt interesting… Hope you keep pumping these out but…

  32. KillerKiel

    July 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Need help guys, who would you most likely get rid of for Swan, Dusty or Zorko??? think Dusty will come gd??? its my final upgrade in mid, its sucks that i traded Zorko into my mids.

    • LLH

      July 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      DUSTY! EASY!

  33. LLH

    July 4, 2012 at 11:05 am


    First time poster, I’ve found myself in a predicament this week as trades are drying up, carrots will be going up and the DT gods are messing with my forward-line… Some advice would be much appreciated.

    DEF: Lids, Scotland, Waters, Suckling, Lake, Heppell, Broughton, (S Shaw, Ellis)

    MID: Swan, Ablett, Watson, Boyd, S Thompson, Brad Ebert, (Magner, T Adams)

    RUC: Maric, Cox, (Redden, Campbell)

    FWD: Sidebottom, Franklin ???, Beams, Martin, T “out for 3” Walker, Zorko, Elliott, (Treloar, COUCH)

    Would like to turn the COLD “not doing so well as a forward” Broughton into Carrazzo whilst affordable to finish my defense.


    What do I do with my forwards?

    No point in touching Couch, leaving just 1 seat for Buddy…

    5 trades left, 21,000 in the bank


    • agups

      July 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      looks like the DT Gods just decided to bring some more bad news for your forward line. Dusty suspended for two games. If you’re just playing for league wins I’d see who your opponent is this week. Chances are they’ll be bringing in Carrazzo if their defence is weak anyway, which leaves one trade. If they got Franklin and Dusty you probs don’t need to trade since they’ll be missing them too. If they don’t then you might want to so you can win.
      Ideally though if you’re in a good spot on the ladder you’d hold onto Buddy and Dusty. Not sure about Walker but with the trades you have left I’d really only do the Carrazzo one.

      • LLH

        July 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        Thanks agups :)

        Ranked 320 overall, so not heaps keen on a donut…

        Moved Couch to MID bench

        Adams to FWD bench (emergency for Buddy, I think he might actually play)

        Naughty Dusty to bench

        Tex Walker OUT > M Johnson

        • agups

          July 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

          no worries. and nice ranking! Not pulling the Carrazzo trade?

          • LLH

            July 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

            Yeah, of course, Carrazzo in for Broughton too.

            Leaves 3 trades for the rest of the season, not heaps comfortable with that number, but the team is pretty tidy. Fingers crossed…

          • We Got Big Cox

            July 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

            i suggest that you eat your donuts and go magner to gibson and then lake to carrots.
            gives you an increditble backline

          • agups

            July 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

            I’d probably do Lake > Carrazzo over Broughton anyway. Broughton would outscore Lake on most occasions anyway. But i guess it depends on how much money you have/want to have left over.

  34. deez go

    July 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Demon Lightning:
    BACKS: Deledio, Goddard, Carrazzo, Broughton, Waters, Enright, Ellis(Spurr, Wilkes)
    MIDS: Swan, Ablett, Stanton, Thompson, Redden, Selwood(Gibson, Kennedy)
    RUCKS: Cox, Giles(Campbell, Redden)
    FORWARDS: Franklin, Sidebottom, Zaharakis, Lewis, Pavlich, Zorko, Pfeiffer(Sexton, Rowe)
    Pretty bad team, and is there anything I can do to help, or not?

    • deez go

      July 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      By the way, I have 10 trades and $55,300

    • LLH

      July 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      How many trades do you have left?

      How much $$$ in the bank?

    • LLH

      July 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      With 10 trades left, your team is redeemable (depends on your league)… A good start would be to get 22 on the turf… work up from there

      Sexton > Murdoch

      Pfeiffer > Hurley

      • deez go

        July 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        Can I do those trades?

        • turftoefixer

          July 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          Swap Kennedy to fwds for sexton.

          Kennedy to Murdoch
          Then 5fer to premo fwd… Anyone except hurley

          • LLH

            July 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

            Hurley’s a gun… will tear it up with Crameri out for 2! Could be a good smoky???

  35. BDeville

    July 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Def: Goddard, Delidio, Heppell, Birchall, Waters, Hargrave, Ellis (Bootsma, Darley)

    Mid: Pendles, Boyd, Ablett, Thompson, Mitchell, Swan (Gibson, Sexton)

    Ruc: Goldy, Ryder (Stephenson,Redden)

    Fwd: Sidey, Buddy, Robinson, Zaharakis, Martin, Beams, Dangerfield (Hall,Zorko )

    30,000 in the bank 5 trades left

    I have 2 options but I really want to get Carrots and upgrade Hargrave. Thoughts???

    Option 1) Martin/ Zaha to Murdoch
    Bootsma to Carrots
    Hargrave to MJ
    Zorko to Pav/Lewis

    Option 2) Hall to Murodch
    Ellis to Carrots

    I like option 1 myself but only leaves me with 1 trade but with a great team

    • Warnie


      July 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Mate, can you seriously not post your team everywhere?

      • BDeville

        July 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        Sorry Warnie, are you able to delete it somehow

    • Robdog

      July 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Mate if you like option 1, then do option1. Simple as that really.

  36. Nooie

    July 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Who would you pick?
    Priddis and Howard on ground with Darley and Spurr back-ups OR
    Van Berlo and Nicholson on ground with Howard and Spurr on bench.

    Swaying towards option 2 caus’ I’ll feel better with better bench cover in defence with low trades.


  37. Andrew

    July 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Chatswood Chiefton

    Def: Goddard, Delidio, Scotland, Birchall, Waters, Hargrave, Clarke (Smedts, Spurr)

    Mid: Selwood, Boyd, Ablett, Thompson, Mitchell, Swan (Gibson, Couch)

    Ruc: Cox, Giles (Stephenson,Redden)

    Fwd: Sidebottom, Franklin, Robinson, S Johnson, Porps, Dangerfield, Zorko (Hall, Trealor)

    First post and my most crucial decision yet. 3 trades left, I’ve got $93,400 and this is my last trade before finals. Currently top of my league, so Im winging it after this game.

    My two simple choices: Clarke to Carrots OR Hargrave to Carrots


    • Jerome

      July 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      gravy to carrots

  38. Eli

    July 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hey guys this is my team

    Defenders: Goddard, waters, birchall, bugg, drummond, enright, hargrave. (edwards, shaw)

    Mid: Mitchell, gaff, j selwood, Hayes, Zorko, Ward. (Pendles, gibson

    Ruck: Cox, Giles (Stephenson, Redden)

    Forwards: sidsy, buddy, robbo, chappy, dangers, Martin, dickson. (d smith, elliot)

    6 trades $474,000

    Wat do I do

    • LLH

      July 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Hargrave > Carrazzo

      Giles > Maric

      • Eli

        July 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

        How about bugg?

      • Eli

        July 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        How about bugg?
        and the rest of my team?

        • LLH

          July 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

          DEF: Waters, Birchall, (BUGG > CARRAZZO this week), Drummond, Enright, Hargrave, Edwards. (S Shaw (E), Goddard)

          MID: Mitchell, J Selwood, Hayes, Gaff, Ward, Zorko (Pendles, Gibson (E))

          Ruck: Cox, Giles ((STEVENSON > CAMPBELL this week for $$$), Redden)

          FWD: Sidebottom, Buddy, Robinson, Chapman, Dangerfield, Elliott, Dickson (Martin, D Smith (E))

          Next week: DPP Zorko (F7) > D Smith (M8)

          Trade: GAFF > SWAN

          When Goddard and Martin are back, your team will look something like this… IMO solid enough with good bench cover for the run home on 3 trades.

          DEF: Waters, Goddard, Birchall, Carrazzo, Drummond, Enright, Hargrave (Edwards, S Shaw)

          MID: Swan, Pendles, Mitchell, J Selwood, Hayes, Ward, (Gibson, D Smith)

          Ruck: Cox, Giles (Campbell, Redden)

          Forwards: Sidebottom, Buddy, Robinson, Chapman, Dangerfield, Martin, Zorko (Elliott, Dickson)

          • Eli

            July 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

            Thank you very much LLH

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