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  1. Matt

    July 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Wingard, Hurley or Billings?

    • michaelt1

      July 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm


    • the cricket

      July 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Billings? Are you serious? Just seeing the name makes me shudder …

    • xstoopsx

      July 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      may of missed the boat on wingard but hell still avergae 90 for the rest of the year, hurley may be the safer option

  2. Miyagi-san

    July 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Upgrading a rook and dealing with fyfe this week. Im looking at bringing in both a top line mid and top line def- premos currently in each line are:
    Titch, j.kelly, gaff, Coniglio, McLean, e. curnow for mids. laird, sic, whit and yeo for def.

    Currently thinking m.crouch and simpson+199k.

    Convince me of any other better combo?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Brayshaw instead of simpson. Will average more for the rest of the year ? Totally up to you.

      • Miyagi-san

        July 6, 2018 at 4:34 pm

        Hey mate-i like Brayshaw too, thinking his be means he may be a little cheaper for next week is my only thought!

        • Adrian

          July 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm

          I’m abit worried about Simpson scoring this week. Fremantle defenders didn’t score last week Ryan 35 and Wilson 60. I have a feeling that Simpson may have an under 80 score. But you can’t go wrong both top 6 defenders

          • Miyagi-san

            July 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

            Fair play for sure. Any thoughts on the fyfe replacement?

          • Adrian

            July 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm

            I’ve got the same issue. Im going to Beams at the moment but I like all the high scoring pies. They have the next 4 at the MCG. Just makes it very tempting so Sidebottom, Adams, Phillips.

          • Miyagi-san

            July 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm

            I hear you- tough run ahead though! Beamer is a legend though… tough calls!

            No real standout options demanding selections hey! All have lukewarm pros and cons!

          • Adrian

            July 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

            Yeah its interesting. I would say go Crouch but this crack in his hand is concerning. How much do you think they would affect him ?

          • Miyagi-san

            July 6, 2018 at 5:14 pm

            Really depends where it is- and how bad the break is. I wonder whether it is so bad if he trained and played with it last week?

          • Miyagi-san

            July 6, 2018 at 5:16 pm

            Cripps does look good but gaff for my money! Has learned to hug and has an enormous tank top just keep running and running

          • the cricket

            July 6, 2018 at 6:26 pm

            Miyagi-san, I really want to grab Crouch (excellent form and definitely underpriced) but I’m too wary about the hand issue … I’ve decided to see how it goes this weekend and get him next week if it’s all ok.
            I’m getting Westhoff instead. Want him for my forward line anyway (top 6) and he can sit in my mids until I shift him forward. And I figure he’ll be a ready-made replacement if needed for Heeney if he doesn’t get over the concussion (warming the pine this round).

  3. dantoz

    July 6, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Trade out Liam Ryan or Tim Smith?
    Field Ahern or Spargo?

    • Miyagi-san

      July 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Field Ahearn. Trade Ryan- Smith’s be much more attainable

    • David C

      July 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Liam Ryan will be back next week. Tim Smith probably not, so I’d trade Smith.

  4. Jess

    July 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Double downgrade this week. Guelfi to Sier and Duman/Redman to Lynch. Should give me enough for a Joel Smith upgrade next week.

    As much as a Gray to Gaff trade is tempting……!

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Solid moves. Roy had some good stats on Gray last night so hopefully they can become true for his owners.

  5. Shags

    July 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    2 choices.

    1. Get Sier.
    Now that Narkle has spudded, Sier could be the last good cashcow. This week already a bit of a write of for me due to injuries.

    2. Get Gaff
    Miss out on Sier. Stuck with Narkle, could be in trouble if downgrade options dry up.

    • Miyagi-san

      July 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Hows your match up this week? Do like Sier’s js if he produces another half decent game this wk… but gaining gaff (particularly if a rook upgrade) is a gun move

      • Shags

        July 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm

        Already traded Fyfe to Narkle so Im a premo down. Yes Sier would be on field, hes covering Narkles horrible score on the bench.

        • the cricket

          July 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

          Ooh, trading a premo down to a rookie is pretry cringe worthy Shags!
          I reckon the only move you can make to fix that up is to grab Gaff – then you’ve done a classic one up/one down … just gotta live with the fact that you (maybe) picked the wrong rookie! Geez, feels like we’ve all felt that particular pain often enough this season lol

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      I like both options. If you require Sier to play on the ground then I would suggest to go to Gaff. GWS are Gaff hardest team to score against. But we all know what Mitchell did to them last week.

    • stoo

      July 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Get Gaff. You can always go Narkle to Sier next week if you need.

      • Shags

        July 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

        I still need to complete the team so cant do sideways like that. Like a few teams big name injures to McCrae, Treloar, Fyfe have hurt me and I am a tad behind on trading since I sideways a few underperformers over the byes. Im still 2 upgrades from complete. Saying that Im not adverse to taking a hit and going two big upgrades next week.

        If rookies dry up, missing out on decent rookie like Sier could be a problem. Still want to have some cash making potential. My bench is screwed with rookie injuries to Redman and Battle and omissions for Phillips T.smith Cummings. Wont be able to finish the team if I have no cash.

        • Adrian

          July 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm

          Yeah, im with you mate. If you need money to complete your team in coming weeks before finals then take a hit this week and bring in Sier. I think hes good for at least 70. Good matchup against the bombers.

  6. FTL_9

    July 6, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Pick 2 to field out of these 3:

    – Ahern
    – Apeness
    – Gowers

    • Miyagi-san

      July 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Ahearn/ Gowers oin field

  7. michaelt1

    July 6, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Hey guys should I get Gaff or Patrick Cripps?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Cripps is a great option but im really worried about his scoring. He averaging 120 at the MCG this year and 88 everywhere else. He does not play again at the MCG this year.

      • michaelt1

        July 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        Thanks for the input

      • the cricket

        July 6, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        +1 Adrian

    • Miyagi-san

      July 6, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Cripps does look good but gaff for my money! Has learned to hug and has an enormous tank top just keep running and running

      • michaelt1

        July 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        Cheers mate

  8. Sam

    July 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Goddard or Hurley lads?

    • michaelt1

      July 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Hurley, purely because Goddard has the ability to pump out a 30

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Hurley mate. He could be huge this week. May 14 marks, Harbow 12, Weller 10 against the pies last week. I could see Hurley going 120+

    • PowerAde

      July 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      I would go goddard, well, already did last week, only as he may get mid minutes. seems solid enough

      • Plugger

        July 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        Both have ton-ed in their last 2 against the pies, although Goddard has an overall much better record against the pies. Hurley has also dished up 54, 65 and 67 this year. Goddard is a useful DPP. I expect Goddard to average just a little more than Hurley, but while Hurley is a great low cost option, I have gone for Godard, as an equally appealing low cost option, for his flexible positioning and slightly better scoring expectations.

  9. Euman


    July 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    which one? Brent Daniels or Oscar Allen

    not sure on JS of either but Daniels is cheaper by $12k and also is dpp mid/fwd other than that dont know anything about them

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      If you had to go one. I would go Daniels just because of that DPP. Allen will be in for one week as Kennedy will most likely return next week. Im not fan of either but Daniels for me mate.

      • Euman


        July 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm


  10. Barney

    July 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Hey guys. Stumped on who to play on field this week post trades

    Luke Ryan & Ahern
    Burton & De Goey

    Who would you back in?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Great Question, I brang in Burton to sit in the backline over the byes and he was no good. You would think Ryan would be alot better this week but Melbourne are hardest team to score on. Surely De Goey alot better this week, and i do like the fact that the pies play the next 4 at the G. Have you got any other options in mind ?

      • barney

        July 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

        Cheers Adrian. Essentially this week I’m trading one of De Goey or Ryan to the Hoff. The other will go next week. Like you I was creative during the byes and it backfired. No other real options at this stage.

        Ryan and De Goey have decent ceilings but lack consistency. Burton Has a 90 odd score in him, but is it against the Bulldogs? Can Ahern hold the fort for 1 week?

        • Adrian

          July 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm

          After the last 2 weeks, I dont have faith in Burton. But i did see in the press that Clarko might start looking changes to roles so who knows? Im running Ahern this week for Henney who I’ve held. Good matchup against the suns at Eithad should be solid 70

  11. dantoz

    July 6, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Is Gawn a relevant option for captaincy?
    I’m probably the underdog in my matchup and need a risky play to pay off.
    Gawn’s been in great form the past few weeks and is against Darcy, who hasn’t played for nearly a year and gave up loads of points to rucks last year.
    And if Titch can get held to 80 by Touk Miller, surely he doesn’t go much better against the bigger body of Dunkley?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Safe 120 ? Solid option.

    • xstoopsx

      July 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      i played gawn as captain this week to be unique and really payed off because my oppoents had titch as captain any P.O.D is helpful

  12. Miyagi-san

    July 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Hmmm…Who scores better rest of season (one def one mid)?

    Def: Simpson/Brayshaw/Crisp
    Mid: Cripps/Crouch/Sidey/Gibbs

    • Sunnyjim

      July 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Brayshaw and Cripps

    • PowerAde

      July 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      I like brayshaw and cripps ceiling and form at the moment

    • RJforBrownlow

      July 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Brayshaw and Cripps

    • xstoopsx

      July 8, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      brayshaw and sidebottom melbourne and collingwood are both in good from and both have the highest scores each week

  13. Sunnyjim

    July 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Have to field either Joel smith or brad lynch for one week. Which one should I field?

    • PowerAde

      July 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      geez, tough, either one could get a 26. lynch just based on last weeks score?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Fremantle give away alot of marks to defenders so you could take a risk with Smith but Lynch is the safe option might get a 60

    • Miyagi-san

      July 6, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      I like smith. Both can spud but smith has also shown can score an 80? Hes who i have gone with mate

  14. RJforBrownlow

    July 6, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Field Sier, Ahern or Higgins?

    • Adrian

      July 6, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Flip a coin who knows either Sier or Ahern. Im going Sier this week

    • the Cricket

      July 6, 2018 at 7:40 pm


      • Andy.J

        July 6, 2018 at 11:26 pm

        Sounds like you’re clearing your throat.

        • the Cricket

          July 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

          Sounds like your gagging on something

  15. Damien

    July 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Umps hate giving a free against dusty first quarter and already a couple clear frees that another player would get against them

  16. the cricket

    July 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Crouch seems fine!

  17. stoo

    July 7, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Good start for most? 439/4 with Lloyd, Laird, Doedee and Parker.

    • Alan J

      July 7, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Definitely.. 447 with Laird, Lloyd, Selwood & Kelly..

    • I porked Ariana grande

      July 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Yeah I’m stoked with doodee last night, made the most of taila getting injured and make some more carats next week.

      • j

        July 7, 2018 at 11:40 am

        I’m still on 110 after 2 games played. Dropped like 3500 ranking places! But 21 player scores to come.

    • Alan J

      July 7, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      781 from 7 now.. Kelly the only player not to get a 100..

  18. Bomber Thompson

    July 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Picking Curnow over Gaff a few weeks ago has fully farked me over…

  19. Arthur Mongrel

    July 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Kade Simpson a late scratching – FMDT! Only line I didn’t have cover on, so I went through last weeks match report – Carlton – Injuries, Nil. Checked the upated injury list on Tuesday, no mention of Kade Simpson having any sign of an injury! Should be all good! Why do clubs pull this crap???

    • Hawk

      July 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Ha ha poor fella, got no sympathy for you or farker Thompson. I chose gaff over curnow , got cover for simmo in the name of Hurley . Get back in the kitchen and cook me some eggs bitch, you both would make good wives being the whinging broads you are.

      • Arthur Mongrel

        July 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm

        What’s your current ranking, Hank?

      • Bomber Thompson

        July 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        shut the fark up

      • Bomber Thompson

        July 7, 2018 at 5:06 pm

        wish your cow of a mother caught your dads nut on her ugly face rather than her vag, wouldve saved the world from the feral abortion of a person you are

        • Yeosucks

          July 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm

          Bomber you sound lovely. What has happened in your life that has made you so hateful and angry? Do you need a hug?

          • Hawk

            July 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

            I think it’s just grandma is not givin up that nappy dugout smut these does as much as he hoped. Bit of a dry spell for the wrinkly old fart,

          • David C

            July 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

            You talk to yourself a lot.

      • Arthur Mongrel

        July 9, 2018 at 9:53 am

        I think he plays with himself a little bit too much! Probably were the dumb comments are coming from!!!

    • mfawcett

      July 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

      lol, don’t stress too much, I’m playing you this week anyway and I’ve got no cover for him either! At least in SC you can make adjustments right up until the start of the game which is what I did there by using some DPP magic.

  20. j

    July 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Ed ‘useless-piece-of-crap’ Curnow — arguably my worst post-bye trade in.
    Suddenly I don’t care about patching up Fritsch in the FWD line next week anymore – Curnow is gone next week.

    The guy was averaging 115 before the trade. He just lost 4 points as I write this, for farks sakes. Probably will only get 50 this game (if lucky), which means he’ll be averaging 78 since I brought him in.

    That’s just not fair.

    • Nostro

      July 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Yup…..I really wanted Gaff post bye, but got sucked in with the Curnow hype. Mind u…..really it wasn’t about anything that was written….he had the runs on the board all year. So, against my gut feeling, went with form.

      He’s been Ar$e, whilst Gaff lighting it up.

      Oh well….totally the luck of the draw, which is to a large extent the name of the game.


      • j

        July 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

        The double whammy is that he’s lost so much, I can’t “downgrade” him to another premo averaging 105+ with the meagre kitty I have in hand.

    • Andy.J

      July 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Gone down 80,000 since I brought him in. Could be worse. I think I’ll stick with him for the moment. Need another mid anyway before I part with him.

  21. Nice Gary

    July 8, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Can someone help me out here please
    I had Simpson as a late out
    I also have t.murphy and b.lynch on the same line as emergencies
    It hasn’t counted my b.lynch score yet.
    Is this because the north Melbourne game hasn’t played yet or is it because t.murphy is named first as my emergency and I ain’t going to get lynch score

  22. patcoolpies

    July 8, 2018 at 9:49 am

    if there both emergencies the lower score will count

    • Nice gary

      July 8, 2018 at 9:50 am

      So if one doesn’t play and gets 0 I get the 0

  23. Dulcify

    July 8, 2018 at 10:03 am

    If they both play, you will receive the lower of the two scores.

    • Nice Gary

      July 8, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Tom Murphy isn’t going to play
      So will i then get lynch score ?

  24. patcoolpies

    July 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

    what dulcify said is correct

    • Nice gary

      July 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Yeah so does that mean coz tom Murphy won’t play even thou I’ve got him and lynch as emergencies I’ll get lynch score ??

      • Hawk

        July 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

        Do you even read how to play on the website. Even a 4 year old knows what is going on . Why don’t you ask bum farker Thompson. That dried up peach seems to know it all as the only thing he is strong at is typing

      • Leeroy

        July 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

        If you have 2 emergencies on one line the lowest scoring player that plays is the score you get.

        As a general rule I never have two emergencies on one line for this reason

        If one of your emergencies doesn’t play then you get the score of the one that played.

        Yes the rules are on the app/site but surely we are all above acting like ferals?

  25. Jill

    July 8, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I tell you what jack crisp is really starting to piss me off. Get the ball you useless crab

  26. j

    July 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    My uniques (relative to my league opponents generally):

    Redden +++
    Crozier +++
    D Smith ++
    J Kelly —
    Curnow —
    Neale —

    Kinda broke even in the end.

  27. lizard-of-oz

    July 8, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    bad rd

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