“Small or Far Away” Father Dougal on Cows
This week we start spending trades in a big way. Hard not to, and likely the way to go. But, just a reminder that I reminded myself to say this year after last year – Every season there is “unprecedented” carnage post byes. Our players go down like Italian forwards, and managers who already blew their trades start wailing like Norwegian fishermen. It happens every freaking year, and it isn’t unprecedented; it is just what happens. My theory is that our brains repress the memories as just too painful, which sets us up to be surprised again and again. But not this season! This season, you know its coming! Well, assuming you don’t repress it all again over the next few weeks. I wouldn’t blame you……
Tom Doedee should be ripe at his bye. I don’t think you will want to hold him, unless you are really short trades, but he sure did well and those who still have him should be pleased.
Ed Richards can be traded if you need the cash and like the defense downgrade options, but he will make some more cash if you keep him and use him on field.
Lachlan Murphy finally played again, but then went for 26, which leaves his BE just 2 under his average. I really want to get his cash now if I feel I can bring in one of the 102k defenders who get named this week. Which I am not sure I can. With his spot in the team unsure, this may be the time to trade him out.
Tom Cole: Also added by request. He’s….a guy who plays defense, and at least one person owns him.
Tim Kelly I have no idea what will happen with him now. Well, that was a safe and accurate prediction wasn’t it? Quite the taunter he is. Farts in our general direction, scores go 91, 48, 57, 130, my father was a hamster, etc. Of course that would mean we could replace the parochial house with a Habitrail, which would save us a lot on rent…..
Nick Holman played again and did well with an 88, and will play for the next three rounds! Whoo Hoo! Don’t freaking get hurt!
Lachlan Fogarty played again, did well, should make money up to his bye.
Bailey Banfield finally scored an 80 long after most of his owners sold him. He’ll make cash up to his bye, the bastard.
Jaidyn Stephenson had another low score and so I hope you cashed out early. Very likely to go down again, but of course if he plays you sort of need to risk him, because bye.
Andrew Brayshaw went back to his normal 60ish and should make a bit of cash until he is sold at his bye. Boring, boring, boring.
Paddy Dow made it to the byes without a price drop. He is so ready to be traded out. Should be safeish if you need to hold and play.
Cameron Rayner What was I thinking wasting part of my life writing about this bloke? He is worth $34,100 more than when he started after ten weeks. He’s dropped. Apparently he didn’t much like getting sent to Mooron pasture, because he put up a shock 89! So, un-dropped. I’d say “risen” but priests have to take care when using the phrase “he has risen” for some reason, and I’m tired of Ted yelling at me for it.
Oscar McInerny still beat crickets. That’s what’s called “Damning with faint praise” and for some reason I don’t get in trouble for that sort of damning.
Jake Waterman is likely to lose cash now with his 94 out of his system. And he did, and probably will again. Well, not this week, but after he plays again.
Bayley Fritsch was tied with Laird for 3rd highest score in my team last week. This is good in the sense of “wow he scored well”, and not so good as far as the rest of my team went. (Expletives!) Of all the players I thought might just end up season keepers, well, he wasn’t one of them. But I am not sure it is worth the trade to upgrade him. Not sure it isn’t, but wow, he is really doing well right now. Not too hard a draw for a while too.
Daniel Lloyd: Well, the blade is still stuck, but seems to be getting loose….. It’s loose, and he is about to get the chop, at least I would expect so. If he hasn’t already.
Billy Gowers He started losing money. He looks likely to lose more. Nope, he went up $100! Nice 71. Makes holding him over the byes not so bad if you need to do that.
Jack Henry: Well, he scores like a KPP, and so who knows? I pretty much say that every week, because he scores like a KPP and who knows?
Ben Ronke is doing well, even if he has not set the world on fire after his big match. Hold until bye. And I can’t really complain about the world not being set on fire; most of my stuff is there…..
Charlie Spargo seemed sort of out of it in his last match, and that 31 will hurt his growth. Could even trade him out early if you need to. If you are not happy with his price at his bye, well, if he does ok next round you could hold and hope he does better later on. Not sure on that though, as a good plan I mean.
Matt Guelfi is now much less like Spargo because he scored well and has more cash to make.
Jack Higgins still seems safe enough until his bye. Seems rather a wash between him and whoever we all agonized about picking him over, or not picking him over. One of the above guys as I recall.
Tim Smith got hurt two or three (!) times in his third match. No way we saw that coming. Really hope he plays this week because of trying to field 18. Won’t make money as fast as hoped, but should still make a lot eventually. Or be a backup. Should. Injuries, bah! Included even though he only has three weeks data, might be a first. I am impressed that he scored at all, all thing considered.
Zac Langdon got left out again, but is finally here.
Happy not yet Queen’s Birthday!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments; you never know what might happen.
Please let me know if I forgot someone. I usually wait for 5 weeks data but can make exceptions.
Now that I’m sorta kinda making predictions, remember the Craggy Island guarantee – all predictions wrong or triple your money back!
Thanks for reading.
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