Motts' Movers – Forwards R9

Written by Motts on 5:19 am, May 21 2009

OK so you’ve got a couple of big swinging dicks up forward – maybe a Riewoldt (not of the Jack variety), maybe a Pavlich, or maybe a Neon Leon – and you’re looking for the next big thing to get on. Or maybe you’re looking for a straight trade with not much cash involved for a rookie like Nathan Karakouer that you think has capped out. Either way, these are the blokes I think are this week’s best bets:

Jason Porplyzia ($380,100, 82.50). Remember last year when this guy burst onto the scene? It seemed like every other bloke had him.

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Motts' Movers – Rucks R9

Written by Motts on 11:49 pm, May 20 2009

Rucks. The Big Fellas. My team already has Cox and McIntosh on the field and Meesen (out for season) and Jacobs (injured) on the bench. As I’ve said previously, I’m waiting on Naitanui to come in for the Eagles to make some cash on the Meesen trade but if you’re looking for options now and can’t afford either Massive or McIntosh here are some nice options:

Justin Koschitzke ($349,900, 82.71). If you’re prepared to wear the injury risk this bloke is playing in a winning team and has a fair average. He’s cracked tons in 3 of the 7 games he’s played this year but with some ordinary scores mixed in amongst them (17,

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Motts' Movers – Midfielders R9

Written by Motts on 5:56 am, May 20 2009

Right, you’ve had a couple of days to digest the backs for R9. Lets now have a look at what should be the highest scoring section of your team – the Mids. I’ll give you 3 options here. A Rolls Royce, a good mid-priced option, and a bloke I think is a steal at the price he’s currently going at.

Bryce Gibbs (price – $513,900, ave – 106.50) – He went at number 1 two years ago, has shouldered everything the Blues have had to throw at him including leadership group duties, reads the play beautifully and is strong overhead.

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Motts Movers – Defenders – R9

Written by Motts on 8:27 am, May 18 2009

If you’re like me and can’t wait for the teams to be announced on Friday so you can start trading the next 4 days draaaaaaag along. Here are some options in your backline to think about this week:

Jack Grimes – if you haven’t heard of him yet you must be living under a rock. The guy had a back problem that meant he didn’t play one round last year but has made up for lost time in the last couple of weeks with scores of 92 in his first game against West Coast in R7 and then 109 against the Dogs last week.

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Motts' Likes & Dislikes R8

Written by Motts on 9:16 am, May 15 2009

Backs – Gilbee, Grimes, Waite
Mids – Hartlett, J Selwood, Cooney
Rucks – Massive Cox, McIntosh, Naitanui (I’m waiting)
Forwards – The Volt, The Itch, Delicious Cyril

Backs – Donkey Hodge, P Burgoyne, Malceski
Mids – Griffen, Kerr, Rich
Rucks – Spencer, Pyke, Blake
Forwards – Lovett, Aaron Davey, Bradshaw

All the best for this week


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Movers and Shakers – Down Back

Written by Motts on 5:10 am, May 8 2009

This year’s Defenders are harder to pick than a broken nose. I’ll tell you who I’ve got now and then follow that up with who I’d like. The boys I have in the backline are:

Chad Cornes – was cheap at the beginning of the year and always racks up the points. No-brainer.

Tarkyn Lockyer – can amass huge scores on occasion (see last week’s 150 for evidence). My one concession to Collingwood in the team.

Brendan Goddard – has had an amazing start to the year. Have had him since Day 1. Has already had a 174 and a 175 this year.

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Movers & Shakers – The Tall Timber R7

Written by Motts on 1:23 am, May 7 2009

I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t Mottsy cover off the Backline and Ruck areas in his last Movers and Shakers post? Well the truth is that Fev was on the phone with a couple of questions on his ball grip and that then lead on to me explaining to him that they should use pre-kicked around balls at the beginning of matches because they’re shaped better and before you know it I’ve run out of time. So here’s part 2 of the post.

Rucks. Probably the most injury prone of all footballers given the amount of leaping they do.

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Movers and Shakers

Written by Motts on 3:14 am, May 6 2009

I’ve been running the glasses over who’s moving and shaking in the country’s best fantasy football league this week and a couple of fellas that may come into trade consideration for you this week if you’re looking to trade young Gary out of your midfield are Farren Ray and Mark Coughlan. Both will free up a ton of coin for you and both are travelling pretty well at the minute.

Ray has been playing like a man possessed – which isn’t unusual for blokes playing in new colours (unless your name is Jordan McMahon). He’s great overhead and he’s got a huge motor on him.

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