2UP: MAR 4

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 17 2018

Those were dark times, my friends.  The Thumbs function went AWOL during the pre-season of 2016, freaking out an entire generation of Supercoaches.

Upon their return, Thommo’s 2UP was created.  And they lived happily ever after 😉  If you are having trouble seperating two players (or a combination of players), enter them into the Forum below.  Our SCT Coaches will steer you in the right direction using the Thumbs UP/DOWN function………..

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110 thoughts on “2UP: MAR 4”

  1. I want to have someone unique in my Midfield so I have Beams as I know he can produce good scores. Only issue is he can’t produce a full season. Every year he has an injury or misses 1 or 2 games. This is doing my head in as if he produces a full season the points will come. Plus rocky is now at port so I feel more points.

    TU pick Beams as he will finally produce a full season

    TD Don’t take the risk and go for a consistent player but they won’t be as unique

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      1. This. Whenever I pick a player that might be deemed to be a ‘POD’, it’s because I genuinely believe them to be a better pick than the alternatives. Their popularity (or lack thereof) is irrelevant to me.

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          1. Degenerative knees, misses a lot of games. Every game missed is effectively a 5 points per game penalty on your season average.

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            1. i feel they will tag Zorko first and since Brisbane is a developing team i feel some teams wont even tag players

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    1. Beams averaged just over 115 in his last 7 games last year and his final game was a 78. So I know he has the potential but if I take from round 6 to round 16. It was a 66, 0,0,132,127,bye, 146, 66,12,0, 58. There was a good run of form in that but he missed 3 games which is the issue.

      Beams is undervalued if he can play 22 games but the odds he plays 20+games is the risk I’m unsure about taking.
      If I don’t go him it will either be Parker or Coniglio

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  2. Tossing up between a couple rookies.

    TU: Brodie
    TD: Constable

    I could really use the extra $60k elsewhere if I select Constable, but what’s his job security like? Brodie is best 22, but if Constable is going to get consistent games (alongside Kelly) once all the Cats mids are back, I might as well save the cash and pick him.

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  3. TU: J Kelly and Hurley
    TD: Titch and Hibberd

    The 2nd option is safer and probably better but the 1st option is more unique. Whilst some prefer Hibberd to Hurley I think Hurley’s ceiling is higher given he averaged 108.5 after round 4 (including the EF). I’d prefer Titch and he’s got a higher floor but I think Kelly could average similar.

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  4. TU: Merret, Caddy, Coffield
    TD: Beams, J Lloyd, Garlett

    Will have to field Garlett with option 2, but have him on the bench option 1

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  5. TU – Williams (North)
    TD – Sicily
    D3
    Williams may be getting some more mid time given Roos line up and can find the ball….scored a few tons before injured last year but can produce….
    Sicily – believe he can also produce….will his temperament last?

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    1. Interesting question. Both have their share of 50something games and both are surely improving. Believe that Williams will have more of a rebounding role this year and go through the middle occasionally (as you say). Given he is also more evenly tempered (just), he therefore gets my vote. Slightly cheaper too.

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  6. I feel safer with one (keeper) port/suns player on each line (apart from ruck obviously)
    Thumb up Boak
    Thumb down Wingard
    Or any other suggestions keeping in mind Gray suspended rnd 1.
    Cheers.

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      1. For me he’s another ‘wait and see’. Hear they’re looking to play him up forward in chunks to support the young forward line, at least until Kennedy’s back.
        For this reason at his price we SHOULD be able to pick him up later at a discount. Definitely be keeping an eye on him

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          1. Don’t ask me! I’ve gone Laird, Savage and two mid-pricers I see generating cash.
            Apart from Laird, if I’m totally honest I have more confidence in generating cash through the likes of Marchbank, Stewart (GEE) and maybe Vlastuin who I hear from Tigerland is a lockdown for CHB rebounder, the JLT cementing that idea.
            That way you can generate cash whilst watching who emerges and pick them up with a two trade move. I can’t see any of the premiums doing anything but staying constant or dropping in price before the byes.
            Not many SCTers seem to like this approach mind (I get a lot more TDS than TUs) on my selections, but for me it’s what I believe to be the best strategy.
            Go with your head I say and good luck with it

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            1. Mid-pricers are not very good at generating cash in both amounts and speed. You are very likely to be better off with a gun and a rookie as long as there is a rookie worth taking. Five in defense this year it looks like, so there ought to be one left you could use.

              All players drop in price over the season, but the non-premiums hide it by gaining more than they lose. And if you never sell a premium you care not about their price. If you sell from their being hurt, you can afford any replacement in one trade. People here prefer to avoid mid-pricers for reasons. In my case, having tried it and the models I’ve run on it.

              Now if you are taking a mid-pricers because you think he is really a discounted premium, then go for it, nothing at all wrong with that!

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    1. Pros:

      – He hasn’t missed a game since 2012. He’s still only 28, so there’s no reason to think that will change this year.
      – He averaged 88 last year.
      – 22 x 88 (1936 points) is perfectly acceptable given the thin backline stocks this year. You probably wouldn’t want him as your D1 come year’s end, but he’d be a fine D4, 5, or 6. Or even 7.
      – $484,600 is good value for a keeper.

      Cons:

      – It remains to be seen how Geelong’s off-season departures and arrivals affect his output. They may help it, they may hinder it, or they may have no effect whatsoever, but at this point in time, we don’t know.

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  7. Sicily to average:
    TU – above 90

    TD – below 90

    Can’t decide if I want christenson or Sicily f5. Christenson frees up a lot of $$$ feel free to comment opinions

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  8. Thoughts on following:

    T/U – Sicily (F5) & Brodie (M7)
    T/D – Stephenson (F5) & Coniglio (M6)

    Thanks

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    1. Surprised that Billings leads Petracca by such a big margin in popularity. I sense “the beast” is about to be let of the leash.

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    1. Depends on whether you are looking to loophole, or potentially make some cash. If you need a loophole, then Olango, but if you have another loophole or aren’t planning to loophole, then Cameron.

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      1. Yeah, I am unsure at this stage. I play for league wins so I find the loop very helpful to get an extra couple of wins. Having said that I can see value in Cameron cash generation and potential coverage. I wonder if people see more value in a set loop or Cameron generating cash.

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    2. If Cameron is named, then i’d pick him. Can always trade down later after he has earned a 100k+

      They both play late Sunday so you can VC earlier and if you want to take your V score, pick Olango, if you want to take the C, go for Cameron.

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  9. F5 i have caddy there now but unsure on him.
    T/U Keep him there
    T/D get someone else

    If i should get someone else then who under 430k

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    1. Sicily probably best at that value. You can always swing him to defense when you upgrade throughout the season.

      Otherwise Smith and Petracca are close to the 430k if you can get a but more cash.

      If you want to back a player with question marks all over him, then Lobb is risky choice that is cheap that could pay off, but it’s a risky pick. I’d rate all above Caddy fwiw

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      1. I already have Smith at F3 Petracca at F4 otherwise one of them would definetly replace caddy.

        Is lobb injured? I thought i heard something about him being injured

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  10. Hi Guys,

    T/U – D3 Savage down to Coffield, so only 2 premos in backline and upgrading
    F5 to sicily/petracca someone like that, so 2 premos in backline and 5 in fwd line
    T/D – Keeping Savage in D3, so having 3 premos in backline 4 in fwd line

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    1. I think wait until teams are named to see what rookies you have at your disposal. Is your F5 a cheap rookie or a Bell/Christiensen type?

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  11. just looking at a couple cheap forward options, for stepping stones(due to no rookies).
    Callum brown(coll) and Frazier Mcinnes(wce) will get enough game time to make a little cash / reach the byes?
    TU; either one should be fine.
    TD;keep looking.

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  12. Ignoring injury risks etc. for just a moment, if they play in the same team, who will average higher?

    TU: Naitanui
    TD: Lycett

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