2UP: FEB

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 8 2018

Imagine a world without the thumbs up/down function…..that was the frightening reality facing SCT Coaches during the Pre-Season of 2016.

Out of the dark, into the light…….when the function returned, Thommo’s 2UP was born!

If there are two players (or combination of players) that you simply can’t split, then enter them below. Our Coaches will help out through use of the thumbs up/down function. Fire away, Coaches!

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    1. Heeney’s still got a bit of a niggling injury, and SYD have a relatively hard draw to start, so if you’re ONLY getting 1 of them, go with Billings.

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  1. TU: LAIRD
    TD: YEO
    laird was racking points through the middle last season, but how is gibbs going to affect his output? my guess-negatively

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    1. Gibbs wont have an impact. Laird is super reliable and doesn’t matter who is playing for him. Brodie smith is out for the year so even if gibbs plays accross half back it wont be in the role of Laird. Lock him in

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  2. Up – Langdon
    Down – Tarrant or Marcus Adams or Lachie Henderson (Or anyone around that price range)
    For draft league not classic

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    1. Brodie Grundy will be sharing time with Cox in the ruck which will bring down his scoring. Jacobs is a safe pick and is very consistent. He may not score large but you can trust him

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    1. Lobb still in rehab, so may have a slow start to the year. Monitor closely. If fit, then definitely Lobb + rookie.

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  3. Thoughts?

    Def: laird, Simpson, hibberd, O’Shea, Murray, Goddard…..doedee, cumming

    Mid: danger, Martin, titchell, m.crouch, Cripps, rocky, LDU, Kelley….. Garlett, Barry wigg

    Ruck: jacobs Gawn….olango

    Fwd: Heeney, billing’s, Walters, Rioli, Ryan, wiggins…..ahern, switkowski

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    1. Remember, even though you’ll cop a donut with Ryder in R10 (unless you somehow have a playing R3), it’s not like you’re going to be behind 100 points.

      When Kreuzer has his BYE round, he’s only going to be replaced by your 19th best player, which will likely be a crap rookie (maybe 50 points, if you’re lucky). A lot of times people even struggle to get 18 on the field, so theoretically Kreuzer could also cop you a donut.

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  4. All the leagues I have started are full. I have already used up 6 of my 10 league slots. I am assuming that there will be official SCT leagues, plus TEAM leagues to come. Obviously, I will want to reserve two spaces for those. With those accounted for, I have two free spots left. My ‘BeatTheSalamander’ leagues have been very popular, as was my ‘Salamander Island’ league (for those who have never finished inside the top 10K, like Father Dougal’s ‘Craggy Island’ of previous years). How should I allocate my remaining spots?

    TU: Do BeatTheSalamander4 and BeatTheSalamander5.
    TD: BeatTheSalamander4, and another Salamander Island league.

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    1. I really don’t like the Christensen selection (can’t see him scoring enough to either make money or be a keeper), but I’m also nervous about starting Heeney with his niggling injury issues.

      Sorry, neither option is preferable.

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      1. If Christensen is able to get back to his un-injured 2014-2015 self, then he’d be hovering around a top 10 forward. At a price of 267’300… he’s looking like a big arbitrage to a lot of Supercoaches out there. He’s definitely worth considering or at least tracking during the preseason.

        As for Isaac Heeney, he’s an absolute footy star. There’s a reason that Sydney didn’t win any games last season until this man got back out onto the field. Even with his interrupted beginning to the season, he still managed a season worthy of being just behind Buddy in Supercoach. I’d bet my imaginary house on Heeney being a top six Forward this year. That said, don’t have him in my team atm, but will certainly look to be picking him up soon in the year.

        I’m sorry David Johnson, but i disagreed with your statements greatly.

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        1. Ben, fair enough, although:

          – It’s a bit of a stretch to dismiss my Heeney concerns when you also will not be starting him. Of course I will look to bring him in amongst the first upgrades, I only think it’s worth a ‘wait and see’ approach for him. And yes, he is a good chance to end up being a solid Top 6 FWD.

          – As for Christensen, I still believe it’s a big stretch to expect him to score 95+ (top 10 FWD). Not sure where you’re getting this form from, but his best season was a 93 back in 2013 … 5 years ago. He also only played 18 games that year. Then only played 8 games in 2014, and when he did finally put together a full seaso n in 2015, he only averaged 86.

          Appreciate the feedback. Good luck for the season ahead.

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  5. What defender should I go with (got laird and hibberd)
    Tu – Simpson
    Td – Hurley
    Comment anyone else. Can afford all

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  6. yeo laird wilson brayshaw doedee murray keefe, johnson

    martin mitchell kelly fyfe cripps coniglio LDU barry fogarty, holman, kelly

    gawn nit nat english

    heeney billings petracca stringer higgins ryan ahern, garlett

    Heres my team so far, any advice will help!!

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    1. Witts is $509k. How do you plan to bring him in after his R10 BYE? Which cheap ruck are you planning on starting with, in the hope that they will make enough cash to warrant a trade up to Witts?

      And surely if you were considering this path, then you’d want to consider Ryder more than Witts.

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    1. I’m quite bullish on McDonald, but just nervous that his good scoring, but also nervous that his scoring was quite dependant on Macmillan being in / out of the team (avg 79 with Macmillan across 13 games, avg 91 without across 9 games).

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    1. Merrett, but that’s mainly because, from a $$$ perspective, you’re not really comparing apples with apples here. Merrett is more than $60k more expensive than Cripps.

      Which position are you expecting either of these two to take? A lot of people who would be selecting Cripps will likely have him around M5 or M6, but Merrett would more likely be around M3 or M4.

      In any case, if you’re confident of spending that extra $60k wisely, then go Cripps.

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    1. Refer to my previous comments above regarding Merrett vs. Cripps.

      Aside from that, Zorko for reliability (much less risk of missing games).

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    1. Definitely not the worst option. There’s really not a lot to choose from in the rucks other than Gawn. You shouldn’t stress about the expense spent in your RUCK line, especially when you’ll likely not have any coverage foe injuries. If you’re confident in Kreuzer getting on the park for 22 games, then go for it.

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    2. I really want him but really worried about Lobbe getting games as well. 11 of his games in 2017 were 120+. Also need to wait and see if any cheap back up rucks appear by Rd1.

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  7. TU-danger, Kelly and oliver
    TD-zorko, Neale, zerritt and 200 grand to upgrade somewhere else.
    Also have crouch, fyfe and rockliff.

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    1. Option 1, mainly because you really need at least 1 solid captaincy option, and you don’t seem to have Martin or Mitchell, so you really need Dangerfield.

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  8. 4th premium mid
    tu – m. crouch
    td – other under 612k (oliver, zorko, merrit, neale, fyfe) – some of the options
    pls comment other names

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