Motts Movers R9 – The Rucks

Written by Motts on May 25 2011

Thrillers

Dean Cox ($513,200, 149, 126.25, 95) – Is it getting boring yet? Massive has been named in virtually every MM Thrillers section this year. How can I overlook him though with scores like 149? He’s rolling like a young buck again and has increased $85k in price since the beginning of the year. Next 5 opponents before his second bye: Collingwood, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Port Adelaide, and Carlton.

Aaron Sandilands ($554,000, 113, 121.25, 152) – Just missed his BE and consequently will now have to work his butt off when he comes back in a month to maintain his massive price. Whatever you do, do not trade him out. You will regret it.

Chillers

Shane Mumford ($476,300, 71, 108.38, 161) – Last 3 rounds: 92, 90, 71. Not disastrous but we had come to expect more from the big fella.

Kurt Tippett ($331,000, 59, 70.86, 125) – I warned you last week, K-Tip – pick up your game or your gonna get shamed. 59 doesn’t cut it. Whilst 3.1 is a decent return off the boot, the 3 frees against and only 1 tackle isn’t good enough. Especially when forward pressure is the buzzword of the moment. And while we’re on Adelaide’s forward pressure, have a guess how many tackles Taylor Walker has laid in 6 games?

Drillers

Drew Petrie ($356,700, 123, 87.57, 68) If he could string together 3 tons in a row I’d have no hesitation naming him up top. But while he’s interspersing magnificent games with scores like those he had against Port and Melbourne, he remains just a bloke who will provide good value for your team. Last 5 rounds: 149, 68, 102, 50, 123. Should be getting a run in plenty of teams this week given Sandi’s toe de turf.

Nic Naitanui ($387,200, 105, 87.57, 52) – That’s three tons in a row for Nic Nat. I have no doubt that there will be those who have a Sandi/Warnock ruck combo who will be strongly considering bringing him in this week. Interestingly, he’s scored exactly the same amount of SC points for the year as Petrie and has exactly the same average.

Special mentions: David Hille, Sam Jacobs, and Tyrone Vickery.

How many tackles has Taylor Walker laid in 6 games? 2. Guess who’s already signed his GWS contract?

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  1. Ryder has to be a bit of a chiller, started the season with 130 odd then 140 odd, last 2 games have been 70 odd and 55

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  2. What are people’s thoughts on Mummy? I have Mummy and Sandi, but getting concerned that mummy can’t compete with massive. I seem to keep coming up against teams with sandi and massive.

    Would you recommend I trade mummy for the big cox?
    Thumbs up – yes
    Thumbs down – no it’s a waste of a precious trade

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  3. 2 tackles for Tex, which is less than the number of beers he had last saturday!

    My dilemma is when to trade Goldstein to Sandi. Goldstein will likely peak in the next week at 450k which makes him a fairly smooth transition to the big fella. I’m worried that Goldy will drop in price before Sandi comes back. So, do I trade in an injured Sandi maybe a week early to make the most of Goldy’s bubble?

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  4. Glad I did bite the bullet and got my rucks sorted when I did: Cox, Sandi, Z. Smith and Vardy. Going to run with Cox/Smith for a while.
    Is Hale still out injured? if people are looking for a combo they could go Petrie/Hale but may be to expensive for the return IMHO.

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  5. My rucks are Sandi, Jamar, Petrie and Smith. Petrie was doing a nice stand-in job for Jamar, but now that I’ve lost Sandi as well, I don’t know if I should leave it to Smith to fill his size-18 shoes, or trade in Cox for Jamar (who should be back in 2 weeks).
    Another option is to trade in a MPP to switch Petrie into the forward line (trading out Tapscott or McKernan in the process) and play Smith with Cox.
    Any thoughts people?

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  6. One thing I’m 100% happy with this year is my ruck set up.
    Sandilands, Cox, Smith, Tippet/Petrie.
    Total flexibility, big scores, set and forget.

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Motts Movers R10 – The Rucks

Written by Motts on June 2 2010

Did I mention a crack team of gurus that I assembled for an assault on the local’s trivia night got up by one last night winning us a $75 drink card? No? Well I have now. Anyway, that’s the reason I’m a little late for this instalment of The Movers. Here they are:

K Bradley ($386,600 $+64,000 ($+64,000), 116.00) – You don’t know how much it pains me to make this guy a Mover but you can’t argue with the stats: 3 games – 95, 112, 141. Playing in a great team who deliver it laces out every week how can you not do well? Even Mr Fantasy said expect a similar output from him in 2010 and he averaged 60 in 15 games in 2009 after a knee problem. Deadset, if Pods wasn’t already the feelgood story of the year, this guy would have to come close.

K Tippett ($299,700 $+10,300 ($-126,200), 55.70) – OK he’s finally cracked a ton in 2010 so in what may be my most premature move for the year I’m calling him a downgrade target. With a -1 BE this week he WILL go up in value again and having 3 of his next 4 at home makes him even more attractive. So if you’re looking for a bargain, prepared to take a risk, and happy to trade a guy back in that you probably traded out earlier this year then K-Tip is your man.

Pretty sure the second one is going to cop some flak. Fire away.

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  1. sweet lord! are you mental, Tippett is a complete waste of money!

    prepare to be gunned down by serious amounts of flak……

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    1. When did you get to our sun bronzed shores, mS? This guy played all 22 games last year and averaged 80 showing along the way that he could take a good contested mark and on occasion could kick a bagfull of goals. I may be wearing the rose tinted glasses with him but if you’ve got a spare $100k in the bank and Warnock sitting on your bench doing anything, you could do a lot worse than bring in Ol Tippy.

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      1. i’ve been here for over 18 months and pride myself on not knowing the form of any player before 2009! i’m merely proving your prediction correct.

        I do have warnock on my bench doing nothing, but alas only $1,000 in the bank.

        i am thinking of trading in nic-nac though, he’s plateauing quite spectacularly at the moment. . either of your suggestions is an upgrade.

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        1. I too have Naitanui on the field and Warnock on the bench. Will wait and see what he does after having a week off before making a decision on him.

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  2. i agree with tippett, he has driven as all mad but the bloke has got talent. at 299 i think you will at leat pull 60s which isnt too bad and i reckon he might average more from now on. at 299 its not a huge risk if you have a poor 2nd ruck

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  3. Is Bradley one of the ten on two strikes for performance enhancing/illicit drugs? Is this the reason for his rapid, unexpected (by all inc. his coach) rise to cult hero status?
    How’s that poll going Motts?

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  4. Premature on ALL counts here Motts…….

    I traded K-Tip out after round 2 and have never looked back.
    K-Brad – 3 game wonder!!

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  5. How about Bradley as a defensive selection? What do people think?
    Bradley or P.Davis or Kennelly?

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  6. One possible flaw (one of many) in your K-Tip plan is that Craig may come to his senses, let go of any chance of making finals (I’m sure he still thinks it’s a mathematical possibility) and rest the myriad of players who are carrying niggles, Kurt being the #1 candidate. If so, some of those poor-buggers-who-get-one-game-and-then-the-boot will get a sequence of games, maybe even some confidence.

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  7. If you have Trengove in the Ruck and Bradley in the Backs you have a DPP option to move them back and forth.

    For those with Naitinui in the side as well it could be a good back up having Bradley there.

    Or at least that was my method of thinking for trading him in last week anyhow for the inevitible time Hille runs out of luck at the tribunal.

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