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Roy’s Trade Talk: Rd 7

Roy’s trade tips have dropped! Use the comments section to discuss your trade ideas (and the best 22) with the community.

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We got a swift reminder that the cash cows are kids and kids are inconsistent this week, so don’t get too attached to these blokes. On the flipside, Moron mountain graduates Zach Merrett, Adam Treloar and Lachie Neale and all remain prime upgrade targets this week following successful retreats.

Cash Cows: Price, BE, Score

  • Koby Mutch (MID, $196,000) -3 BE, 72. Despite a consistent run of form in the VFL, job security was the main concern for Mutch, but his 20 touches and 6 marks did his Job security no harm. Not only did he not look out of place at the top level, but he played really well. Assuming he holds his spot, he is a great downgrade target.
  • Ben Ronke (FWD, $200,000) -7 78. Despite debuting at the Cattery, Ronke was outstanding and like Mutch, made it very hard to take him out of the lineup despite the big name Swans that are missing. He has 15 touches and two goals and a super impressive seven tackles his 78. Having said that, it can be hard to trust Longmire, but he was great.

Order restored

  • Adam Treloar (MID, $769,000) 81, 147. After an indifferent start to the season where Treloar wasn’t quite himself, he has bounced back in career best form. If you are after a unique, he is owned by just 8% of the competition despite his three game average of 135 on the back of his 42 possession effort.
  • Zach Merrett (MID, $650,000) 69 121 rose in price by $25K this week, but he is still down $175K on his starting price and if you don’t have him, he needs to be a priority. The quiet games following his concussion are a thing of the past and he is now back to his best and clearly a top eight midfielder.
  • Lachie Neale (MID, $694,000) 90 138 hasn’t been converting the triple figure scores that we have come to expect over the first few games however after watching him first hand on the weekend, it if fair to say he is back. Every facet of his game was ‘on’ as he scored 138 which gives him a three game average of 109. He is only in 13% of teams as well which is quite unique and he is somewhat of a bargain given his form and price which is $12K less than his original price.


  • Jared Polec (MID, $688,000) 68, 156 Pumped out a nasty 156 which gives him a three game average of 112. If you love a POD, he is owned by just .75% of the competition and is certainly getting it done. Personally I wouldn’t be going there, especially with the Port Bye fast approaching, but he certainly deserved a mention.

High Risk, High Reward 

  • Brett Deledio (FWD, $591,000) 42, 116 is enjoying his first injury free run in a long time and his scores are reflecting that with a three game average of 113. He has pushed his season average up to 90 and is embracing the opportunities that have opened in the absence of Toby Greene and Josh Kelly. The risks are obvious with age and injury re-occurrence against him, as well as management of his body but I you just play the BE game with him at the moment, it’s a good one. He is owned by just 3% of the competition and provides an interesting option for an upgrade for coaches that don’t have a Warne Chest.

Best 22

At our Live shows in Adelaide and Perth, I was asked to whip up a best 22 we would want in the GF. This is what I have at this stage, some big names missing but it’s a tough gig!


Rory Laird
Elliot Yeo
Michael Hurley
Paul Seedsman
Kade Simpson
Lachie Whitfield


Tom Mitchell
Stephen Coniglio
Patrick Dangerfield
Bryce Gibbs
Scott Pendlebury
Jack Macrae
Adam Treloar
Zach Merrett


Max Gawn
Brodie Grundy


Robbie Gray
Sam Menegola
Lance Franklin
Isaac Heeney
Toby Mclean
Justin Westhoff
 I have got a lot of questions from angry Danger owners, I hear the pain but for what it’s worth, I am holding him with the assumption he plays this week despite whatever niggle he is carrying and will ride it out.

My trades at this stage:

Holman to Mutch
English to Deledio




  1. Jaxon

    May 1, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Double down this week with Holman and Banfield to Spargo and Mutch… Then double upgrade next week with Kelly and English to Crouch and Duncan? Risky planning two weeks ahead but think it should be safe.

    • Chubby Rain

      May 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      It is all about the points so absolutely go for this. Ill be doing same downgrade then looking at Goddard and Mclean next week or so if cash alllows it

  2. Belly

    May 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Stuck on 2 fronts do I trade Christensen or English to get Merrett?

    And field Finayson or Mutch?

    • Shags

      May 1, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      Finlayson has the runs on the board. Has he done anything wrong? No.

      I’d trade Christensen. But keep an eye on team sheets. I have a bad feeling About English this week. He didn’t just play bad, they were demolished in the ruck.

      • Belly

        May 2, 2018 at 12:24 am

        Thanks Shags.
        I agree English is a big worry, he looked completely uninterested and was aimlessly wandering around like he didn’t know what he was supposed to be doing. I think they have to make changes.

        • JungleMuffin

          May 2, 2018 at 2:32 am

          I kept an eye on him at different stages, and wasn’t clean with the ball on occasion which probably cost 20+ points. I think it was just one of those nights as he was around the ball a bit, but just found a qwy to not score.

          • Alan J

            May 2, 2018 at 6:16 am

            Ditto.. He got caught in between kicks, or was running to the next contest when it rebounded over his head etc.

  3. gf

    May 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I’m still waiting for the teams on Thursday, but I’ll probably just bring in a couple of rookies and build up a bank for a later assault.
    My team has been going downhill in the last few weeks and I need to rebuild.

  4. Corn Pear

    May 2, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Man of Seed or Whitfield?

    • TM Flex

      May 2, 2018 at 2:38 am

      Seedsman… I have Whitfield and it’s been a nightmare. Seedsman just keeps getting it done.

  5. steven

    May 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Def: R.Laird, K.Simpson, J.Lloyd, T.Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson ( A.Pearce, L.Murphy)

    Mid: T.Mitchell, B.Gibbs, J.Lyons, S.Coniglio, Z.Merret, N.Fyfe, T.Kelly, K.Mutch. (N.Shipley, A.Brayshaw)

    Ruck: S.Martin, M.Gawn. (W.Frampton, D.Cameron.)

    Fwd: J.Billings, D.Smith, T.Taranto, T.English, C.Rayner, J.waterman. (M.Poholke, z.giles langdon)

    184k bank

    Banfield to Mutch
    Holman to Merret or Dusty what do you guys think

  6. McGlovins

    May 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Suprise, suprise… Lids is out this week.

    • Alan J

      May 2, 2018 at 10:29 am

      That’s what I said in one of the other sections when someone asked between him and Taranto..

      He would probably average more, but he’ll always be out for a few games per year for little things, or to get rested and ready for the finals.

      Did anyone bring him in last week?

      • Jason

        May 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

        Looks like its caddy and tarranto this week

  7. Jason

    May 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Decided to go with lids… and he’s gone for the week.. next option please?

    • Titan

      May 2, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Saved mate. That trade had trouble written all over it. Whats your fwd line look like

      • Jason

        May 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

        R.Gray, heeney, McClean, Caddy, Rayner and fritsch

        • Titan

          May 2, 2018 at 3:01 pm

          Taranto still cheap or Devo smith.

  8. Titan

    May 2, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Case and point on lids. He’s a no go.

  9. Jono

    May 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Thoughts on trading in the hoff?? Form looks strong witth two scores under a ton of 75 and 88.

    • Titan

      May 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Bye coming up mate.

  10. Matt

    May 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Lobb to Ronke?

    • Matt

      May 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      and Rance to Zac Merrett via DPP?

  11. Luke

    May 3, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Billings to gray or westoff ..worried about hurn and hitchins though

  12. Devdk6

    May 3, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I am trading out Holman and Walters and have 1227k to spend on a mid and a fwd,
    1. Do I get in two 600k players
    2. Upgrade to a Mid elite and Ronke Fwd
    3. Upgrade to a Fwd elite and Mutch mid
    4. Any other suggestions?

    • Alan J

      May 4, 2018 at 6:59 am

      Either 2 or 3, but it depends your team

  13. Daniel T

    May 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    DEF: Laird, Lloyd, Hibberd Doedee, Finlayson, Murray(Pearce, Naughton.
    MID: Danger, Titch, Martin, cogs, Parker, Merrett T Kelly Holman(banfield Poholke)
    RUC: Big Sauce, Gawn (Cameron McInerney)
    FOR: Heeny, Billings, Smith, English,Higgins, Guelfi, (Rayner Henry)

    Need some advice on two trades I have $217k thoughts appreciated!

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