2UP: FEB 3

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 24 2018

Pizza belongs to Italy, Sauerkraut belongs to Germany, Croissants belong to France, Souvlaki belongs to Greece………and the Thumbs UP/DOWN Function belongs to SCT ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  How did we ever get by without them during that fateful Summer of ’16?

If you’re having trouble seperating two players (or a combination of players) then enter them into the Comments below.ย  Our Coaches will point you in the right direction……….

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    1. Will he even drop in price is the question? Only dropped last year due to a knock/slight injury scored under his average 6 times and 5 of them came during that injury. How much will he drop too? Take a fair amount of cash to upgrade someone and the rookies are slim pickings so far

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      1. Agreed. Even if he does drop in price, say by $100k, down to $650k, the question still remains: HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET HIM IN? There aren’t many credible scenarios where (a) he drops in price significantly, and (b) someone else increases in price significantly, to be able to do something WITHOUT burning 2 or more trades to get to him.

        I agree that this strategy could work for a ‘regularly’ priced premium, as they would potentially drop to a more manageable price, but at $750k, you just have to start him, it’s not worth the effort.

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    1. Either would be a solid choice, or potentially both.

      Consider removing Billings, as he’s still recovering from a hamstring injury from a couple of weeks back, and still isn’t guaranteed of playing R1.

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  1. TU: Cripps – $537k
    TD: Coniglio – $452k

    Extra money for elsewhere with coniglio but risking with injury and already have a few injury risks in.

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      1. M5 with jaeger m6 hoping he’ll have the year everyone thought he would last year, thinking the same as you but maybe up jaeger to coniglio by finding cash somewhere else? Coniglio is too good to ignore isn’t he

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  2. In Nic Nat a viable option? Will he play and consistently?
    TU: yes
    TD: No

    Also if anyone knows a bargain mid priced defender (preferably under 350k) leaving a comment would help heaps, coz I’ve checked and can’t find anyone. Currently rocking Angus Bradshaw although doubt he’ll go up too much after a measly 40 in pre season against north.

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    1. Not much around that sort of price range. Closest you are going to get is a J.Siccily around the 400k mark or a C.Ellis around the 225K mark.
      Personally, I donโ€™t think there is any justification in the selection of Brayshaw as not onl does he have injury concerns with the ongoing concussion issues, but his scoring potential is also a worry as I Donโ€™t see him scoring more than 80-odd at best.

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  3. TU: Angus Brayshaw, Heath Shaw and Will Brodie (& $900 in the bank)
    TD: Coniglio, Ryan Clarke and Dom Barry (& $24,600 in the bank)

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    1. probably at this stage you will be wanting fyfe and cripps as performances in JLT first game have been good!

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  4. tu – smith
    td – sicily

    comment about thoughts on – heppel and zerret played hardly any time in mid due to injury, his score was inflated 1st jlt team because of this i believe?

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    1. We need to watch Sicily in his JLTs if he is playing down back and no forward time his definitely worth the consideration but if clarko is swinging him Back & fwd stay clear. We need him down back to average 90+. If he is Iโ€™d have him on par with smith for output.

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    1. Very surprised by the weighting on this poll. ABSOLUTELY Kelly + rookie is the best option.

      Yes, there’s a chance that both Armitage and Coniglio become good selections, but it’s more likely that 1 (or both) become problematic, either (a) they don’t score well enough to become a keeper, or (b) they don’t increase in price enough to be a worthy stepping-stone.

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      1. Depends on who the rookie is though. Most of the decent mids rookies so far come with a price tag beyond 130K. The only two I can think of at that price are Tim Kelly and Dom Barry, neither of whom have great job security.

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    1. Crouch & Cripps would be the smarter choice (still not sold on Coniglio becoming a viable keeper).

      BUT, if this choice means that you WON’T be starting with Dangerfield, then the 1st option wins by default.

      #muststartwithdanger

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    1. 1st option safest, provided that you don’t have any other major ‘risks’ amongst your premium MID selections. Plus, as long as the 1st option also means that you’re selecting Dangerfield.

      #dontlikeConiglio

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        1. Then definitely Option 1. Not a huge fan of the Bont selection, but even less of a fan of the Coniglio choice.

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    1. Not really ‘apples vs apples’ is it? Both are great selections, but if you’re tossing up between these 2, then the simple question is this:

      If you choose Cripps, what are you planning on doing with the extra $75k?

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  5. Schwarzwalder,

    A suggestion for future ‘2up’ posts – consider reminding people that this is a very simplistic thumbs up vs thumbs down thread, and putting up options that would require some context makes it difficult.

    The biggest example of this I’ve noticed a lot of is when someone offers up 2 players that are notably different in price, so the readers would ideally need some context around what would be done with the extra $$$ if the cheaper option was selected.

    Anyway, just a thought. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks David,
      Have been reading that Oliver might not grow enough, that is that he could be over priced or top end of his current output, therefore was wonder if a selection of cripps or like, would be smarter considering the obvious $ saving which could be spent anywhere else, in my case selecting a better set and forget ruck.
      Sorry for not being more precise initially.

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      1. All good.

        Based on what you’ve said, then yes, taking the extra cash and upgrading your RUCK line is a great idea.

        Alternately, if you’re not sold on Oliver (I’m not quite 100% there myself, but close), then take that $612k and get a better option at that price (Kelly @ $628k, Crouch @ $608k, Merrett @ $601k, etc.).

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  6. Real dilemma for me since I only see upside for oliver, not sure if I trust yeo (but think he will be top 6 def) , not sure if Bont’s,mate in champion data is back in the office, and not sure if champion data love heater anymore

    T/U Yeo/Oliver/Rookie mid
    T/D Shaw/Bont/Armitage

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  7. Is someone like a Coffield or a Naughton worth the extra coin in the backline (scoring potential & also job security)?

    T/U: Yes

    T/D: No

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    1. Definitely the Petracca option.

      IMHO, there’s a better chance of Petracca scoring well enough to be a FWD keeper (i.e.: 90+, ideally 95+) than there is of Coniglio scoring well enough to be a MID keeper (i.e.: 105+, ideally 110+).

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