Roy’s Trade Talk: Rd 9
Roy has a look at a few viable options to trade in this week. Use the comments section to discuss your ideas with the community.
Oink… Yep, he’s back.
Cash Cows: Price, BE, Score
- Ed Phillips (MID, $203,000) -13, 86. Made a great debut for the Saints and is basically the in form player at the club despite most of it being VFL. He looked sensational and is a must have as far as I am concerned and in a similar vein to Tim Kelly. He had 24 touches and five tackles and won’t be leaving their side any time soon.
- Ben Ronke (FWD/MID, $308,000) -31, 121. Congrats to all the coaches that were kissed on the dick and had Ronke on the ground, but as far as non owners go, this ship has sailed despite his extraordinarily low BE. The JS and ceiling is certainly there, but I am not a fan of paying that mush for a rookie.
- Tom Rockliff (FWD/MID, $526,000) 73, 127. The snout an tail appear to be back and it’s the first time we have seen it in teal. Rocky looked like his old self, where a huge indicator for me is his tackling, when he tackles, all his other piggish tendencies fall into place. He will smash his BE against the Suns this week, but the issue is the bye the following round, especially for Robbie Gray owners. The smart thing would be to hold off for two week, but when it comes to Rocky, I’m not always smart. What a bargain.
- Taylor Adams (MID, $625,000) 106, 124 embraced the increased opportunity with Pendles out of the side and I may have kick started his season after pumping out his first ton for the year, while averaging just 80. He has St Kilda and the Dogs at ES in his next two games and if the switch has been officially flicked, that is as cheap as you will get the little star. Has great numbers against his next three opponents including 130 and 150 last year.
- Dayne Zorko (MID, $608,000) 50, 115 proved a great gamble last week on the back of his whopping 170, backing it up with another four goals and 115 which increased his price by 32K. It certainly has a huge element of risk involved and the round 11 match up with the Roos has me fearing a sub 50 performance but the break even game is alive with the bottomed out premo from the Den.
- James Sicily (DEF/FWD, $625,000) 60, 104 did it again, knocking up his third hundred in a row. Last week he was ridiculously cheap given his form, and still remains under priced despite his 32K price rise. Over the season he has risen by over 100K which is hard to hear for coaches like me that started with him and traded him out but he has now slotted into the role I expected and has strung a few games together without being rubbed out. There will definitely still be the odd hiccup, but he well and truly makes up for it on his good days.
- Jack Macrae (FWD, $858,000) 97, 155 it’s hard to do for this price… But how can you just sit back and watch it happen? He is certainly the big dog of the competition at the moment, outscoring the most popular captain of the week by around 100 points. He has a three game average of 150 and is certainly forcing our hand with Pig conversations. Surely hard tags are coming? Gun.
- Toby McLean (FWD/MID, $691,000) remains under priced with a three game average of 113 and has in fact reached triple figures in five of his eight games. He has a match up this week against the Crows in Adelaide but should have his BE covered as they have been giving up plenty of points and there is no reason he won’t ton up again. He is well entrenched in the rolling 22.
Sic Dawg back where he belongs, Hurley’s ‘effort’ completely unacceptable.
Gibbs official notice.
*If Curnow gets off, in.
Hoff did what he needed to do, Menegola responded to his official notice last week, while Devon, Hogan, Robbo continue to nip at the heels for the current six. I gave the forwards a razz last week and they certainly responded.
My trades at this stage:
D. Fogarty to Phillips
Banfield to Rocky