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Rocky Start – Ep. 34

It was the toughest opening round in history. Join Roy, Calvin and Warnie straight after the final siren of Hawks v Cats.

Have we ever seen an opening round like this? Not in our lifetime. Popular picks going down with injury, heaps of players stinking it up and a week where 1700 or so was par. Anyway, let’s get that glass half full! This is why we love the game! Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat about the round just gone and give their tips ahead of round two.

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  1. iamcarlton

    April 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Weekend wrap up: martin(56) was my captain, rocky has broken his ribs, Sidebottom has broken his thumb, Parker is knocked out and Bartel is also knocked out.Mackie was a late out with a quad and probs won’t play next week. newnes ,Kk,lumumba,yolmen(my sub but score counts)all scored under 50.and Cripps(54),Neale (59) and Salem(54) all scored just above 50. Honeychurch, smith,belly all scored in the 60s. Leuy scored above smith which would of saved me 100k. To cap it off I had MCarthey(74),clark(86) Vandenberg(69) and MCintosh(101) were all on my bench and all outscordd at least two players in that line. so ye I did well

  2. cricketmad787

    April 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    My Matchday team scored more Overall points than my classic team. lol

  3. bruce86

    April 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Great pod boys your right looking at my elite in one of my leagues looked great. Swan gray and bonts in fwd line. 330 odd points

  4. Shags

    April 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    um…anyone work out how to do DPP trades….cos Im having trouble

    • Shags

      April 6, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      oooh advance trade…i see now carry on…

  5. bruce86

    April 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Works on my android app. When you chose to trade someone out if a player can be moved an arrow comes up next to their name. Did prices go up this round. Cut it looked like they did but it says no increase next to the name in the stats

  6. Shags

    April 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I like the advanced trade system in Fantasy.

    I can trade Tippet in Def > via Saad in mid > via Swan to mid > Via Bellchambers to fwd > sub in ruck rookie.

    basically I can trade a defender to a ruck if I wanted :P

    • Shags

      April 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      THis will add massive value to DPP players in my humble opinion.

      I wish I knew this at the start, I may have loaded up a few DPPs.

      Fwd/Def guys allow a lot of switcheroos.

  7. TRockliff

    April 6, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    guys i have a dilemma

    Ive traded rocky to lewis 100% lock

    But should i go side bottom to barlow leaves me with 80k
    Or sidebottom to olli wines which leaves me with 171k with 171k i can upgrade kolo or lumumba to simpson or hodge next week and with 80k i can’t do much.

  8. SB

    April 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I personally think Newnesy will be right just getting all those jokers with 2 luxury trades to dump him before he turns it up!!

  9. R10FCB

    April 7, 2015 at 12:53 am

    What do you guys think of these trades:
    Sidebottom to Parker and griffen to Mundy?
    Don’t think I can go another week with Griffen..

  10. fantasyking

    April 7, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Griffen -> Treloar

    Martin -> Tex Walker


    • wheelsy

      April 7, 2015 at 1:32 am

      A big yes, Treloar is consistent and not much of a target compared to Griffen. Less attention to him. Martin was overhyped, he still has to prove his worth, we’ve been waiting for that ever since. This is the first year I got him on my team, and obviously he disappoints. Tex Walker give it another week if he is that consistent, he’s the new captain maybe that makes him dominating last game. He marks and kick goals, very promising.

      • joeysboys1

        April 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm

        martin will average over 100 this season

  11. wheelsy

    April 7, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Bad start for me. In all fairness, most of the talked-up players (hyped) scored dismally. And I think I got them all and happy to name them. Newnes, Lumumba, Kolo, Rocky, Ablett, Cripps, Ellis-Yo, Dusty and Salem. Injury fracas for Rocky, Parker-Concussed, & Bartel-Concussed. Hoping for a better week to come. Hoping Parker & Bartel will be 100% fit and named next week. Disappointed big time.

  12. wheelsy

    April 7, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Sure trade this week: Rockliff –> Lewis

  13. iamcarlton

    April 7, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Mate @Trockliff I have exactly the same problem. Am going rocky to Lewis but do I go sidey to Barlow and get 88k or to wines or even Steven and get the 170k in the bank to upgrade kk/lumumba next week???

    • Lewis

      April 7, 2015 at 7:44 am

      if you don’t have Parker and he is playing do Sidey > him (Parker)

      • iamcarlton

        April 7, 2015 at 8:02 am

        I have Parker…

        • Lewis

          April 7, 2015 at 8:10 am


          • iamcarlton

            April 7, 2015 at 8:32 am

            And find money next week to upgrade Lumumba or kolo

          • Lewis

            April 7, 2015 at 8:55 am


  14. Lewis

    April 7, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Which 2 do I bench and which 2 do I field?
    Honeychurch, Salem, Clark, McCarthy,
    thinking of benching Salem and McCarthy thoughts?

    • Jezalenco

      April 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

      I am benching Salem and mccarthy. Honey church over mccarthy only because I thin mccarthy may struggle to produce multiple goals each week!

      • joeysboys1

        April 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm

        Clark will start in my team. not sure whether to go Salem or McCarthy.

  15. iamcarlton

    April 7, 2015 at 7:09 am

    @lewis Wait for teams to come out. please help me above:)

  16. Lewis

    April 7, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Thoughts on Heeney…

  17. Lewis

    April 7, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Great listen really enjoyed it.

  18. Matt

    April 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Deledio —> Swan, Dahlhaus or Zorko?

    • Lewis

      April 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Swan IMO….
      Thoughts on my question above?

      • Matt

        April 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        Back in the pig but I definitely like the look of Dalhaus this year

  19. Sammy B

    April 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

    What are people’s thoughts on the more important trade? Dusty, Newnes, or Heater?

    • Will


      April 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      no way would i trade dusty. yes, he had a terrible game, but the last 2 years he has averaged around 95-100 and wont slow down again this year.
      Newnes, well he seemed like a lock from the nab cup. i’d give him a couple more games before knee jerk trading.
      as for heater – rollercoaster, always has been. thats who id trade. well, actually i’d have never brought him in. also, it seems like a wasted trade now that you have him, might as well hold out for that 80 average with 50s and 120s thrown in.

      dont you have any other more pressing issues? gaz? rocky? sidey? bartel? lumumba?

      • Sammy B

        April 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

        Im ranked 399th. I wasn’t naive enough to buy rocky/gaz/bartel/lumumba. My only forced trade is sidey, so I may as well fix my defence. Heater is my likely trade, but you’re being a little harsh on him – theres very few quality defenders this year, and he’ll at least pump out consistent 80’s. Better than the over-hyped lumumba and kkolo anyway.

        • Bob

          April 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm

          >heath shaw

          pick one

        • Will


          April 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

          hrm yeah not sure that heater is good for CONSISTENT 80s. average in the 80s yes, but looking at his history you will be copping regular 50s and 60s on along the way. that said, i agree about the lack of quality in defence this year, so hes not such a bad selection. I’d hold him now that he’s there, and look to make money elsewhere.

          nice rank, let’s see if you can hold it till year end ;)

  20. Luke

    April 7, 2015 at 10:28 am

    sidey > barlow or pendles

    • Gus

      April 7, 2015 at 3:22 pm


      • Gus

        April 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        Both are great options though

        • Matt

          April 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

          It’s really the toss of a coin. I love Barlow but I have fears of his ankle hampering him and his fitness so I’d take the safe approach and back in Pendles and lock in Barlow once he’s proven his fitness

  21. TRockliff

    April 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

    YEAH this issue is quite hard and I went rocky to Lewis 100% but the Sidebottom trade is hard.
    Atm I’ve gone Sidebottom to Rich and this leaves me with 415k to work with for newnes, Lumumba and Kolo next week. I can even trade them for hodge and Simpson! Let me know what you think and what you are doing

  22. oz lotto

    April 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Where is the best place to get BE data from? Cheers in advance :)

    • Will


      April 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      not sure if the BEs are out yet? i usually use footywire

  23. Kirk Mackintosh

    April 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Such a painful round in come Lewis/Barlow for Sidey/GAJ

    Such a shit round

  24. Swanny01

    April 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Looking at:

    A) Dusty –> Swan
    Wells –> Rich/Heeney


    B) Hibberd –> Gibson
    Neale –>Motlop

    Or a combination. What are your thoughts on the trades to get done this round?

    • Swanny01

      April 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm


      C) Bartel –> Swan
      Neale –> Rich

      • dan74

        April 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm

        Swanny, I’m not convinced Bartel will miss. He only has a 6 day break but plays at home

        • Bob

          April 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

          standard protocol is 6-8 days. with his history, he will most likely miss. definitely not worth trading him though

          • Matt

            April 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm

            I’d hold Bartel for sure, and Dusty will bounce back, he’s a certainty for top 6 at the end of the year, waste of a trade.

            I’d probably hold Hibberd as well, so maybe go:
            Wells -> Rich
            Neale -> Swan (allowing DPP action) or maybe someone like Treloar, Parker, Lewis if you don’t have any of those guys

  25. Matt

    April 7, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Hey guys, I don’t have any obvious trade options, the guys Im considering are:
    – Mackie
    – Griffen
    – Lumumba
    – T Lynch

    Who do you think I should trade out and replace them with?

    I’m throwing up both Gibson and Vlastuin in defence

    My current midfield premo’s are Lewis, Pendles, Parker and Beams, who should I get in if I trade out Griffen?

    All feedback is much appreciated, cheers guys! :)

    • joeysboys1

      April 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      mackie – gibson
      griffen – the bont or christensen

  26. Nasi Lemak

    April 8, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Gunston to Dahlhaus/Zorko
    Lumumba/Newnes to Malceski

  27. hmorrissy

    April 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Should I play Saad over Goodes?

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