Only The Brave

Written by Motts on March 1 2010

Who are the blokes you’re going to include in your team this year that you consider the biggest risks? I’m not talking about GAJ “coz his price is enormous and may drop”. I’m talking about blokes like Rusling, Kennelley, and Ladson with their history of injuries. Or maybe, like me, you’re prepared to roll the dice on Barry Hall’s ability to keep his cool.

Let me know your thoughts.

0
0


Leave a comment / Scroll to bottom

11 thoughts on “Only The Brave”

  1. Ill defnitely roll with Barry. Have pencilled in Kennelly, was looking at Palmer. Ladson maybe. Malkeski is another seemed ok on Saturday night

    0

    0
  2. I’m actually wondering if the brave thing isn’t who you pick, but who you don’t.

    At the moment I’m seriously considering going in without any of Scully, Trengove, Martin and Morabito. Not that they won’t play or score, but there might just be better options at 100k with Barlow, Moles, Banner etc etc .

    0

    0
  3. Malceski (has he just been teasing me?), Jordan Lewis (has about as much self-control as Baz), Grimes (will that back hold up?), and Warren/Wright (have they improved enough?).

    Have struck off both Trengoves (same reason as Alex), Ladson (hardly impressed so far) and Kennelly.

    Really looking forward to announcements re rookie elevations!!!

    0

    0
  4. I’ve taken the punt on Josh Hunt, Malceski, Rusling and Gumbleton. All pretty risky, but you know what they say, fortune favours the brave.

    0

    0
  5. This year’s a big year for recently injured/traded players in Cuzz’s Crusaders.

    Josh Gibson – I’m a big believer in good players playing above themselves when surounded by great players (WCE winning the ’06 flag is a good example). Gibson will slot in nicely for the Hawks alongside Hodge, Brown and Co. He was a handy player for the Roos so I’m tipping big things from him in a better side.

    Jarred Waite – Will be the key for Carlton this year. He’ll get plenty of it and will play at both ends so is likely to kick a few goals. Has shown that when he’s fit he can score heavily and from all reports he’s coming along nicely in his rehab.

    Tadgh Kennelly – Had a ‘year off’ but hasn’t lost anything whle playing Gaelic footy on ’09. He looks a million bucks and at his price, how can you go past him?

    Rick Ladson* – Another one coming back from a long term injury but he’s the best of the bunch hovering around the $250,000 mark. (* probably just about the only one that hasn’t cemented a spot yet)

    Graham Polak – Will play. Will play forward. Can mark. Can kick. Is priced very well at $231,000. RFC need a big marking target up forward and this bloke fits the bill.

    Beau Waters – Probably West Coast’s best defender when he’s up and going. His injury last year wasn’t one that will effect his skills or running and I think he’ll be a bit like Kennelly, benefitting from what was a effectively a rest year for his whole body (except the elbow).

    Matt Maguire (emerg) – Recruited to fill a big hole down back and really only needs to play to make me money for a future trade.

    Daniel Kerr – In the best shape of his career and looking fantastic already. Big question mark on his temprement, but with a few kids coming through that will demand some extra attention form the opposition, he should have a good run at it. His half-season last year wasn’t enough to keep his price at a premium and as a result he looks like good value at $410,000.

    Shaun Burgoyne – Another player like Josh Gibson. He’s been the Power’s standout player for the best part of the last 5 or 6 years and will only look better in a midfield boasting the likes of Mitchell, Bateman, Osborne, Sewell, etc.

    David Hille – Won the Bombers’ B&F in ’08 and was on his way again when he was cut down last year. He’s inside the best 5 ruckmen in the AFL and at only $311,000 is an absolute steal! He’ll beat most blokes in hitouts every week and is only going to go up in value.

    Robbie Warnock (emerg) – He’s in there only because he’s going to play. Big wraps on him and was only $132,000.

    Daniel Bradshaw – There’s a been a bit of talk about a foot injury, but the Swans are saying he’ll be right for Round 1 and someone has to kick their goals for them now that Big Bad has been off-loaded to the Dogs.

    Robert Murphy – One of the Dogs’ best players when he’s up and going. Kicks long and kicks often and most importantly, he kicks goals.

    This year in SC I’m either going to go down as a legend or a chump. If these blokes play to their potential, I’ve got the proven firepower through the middle and up forward to get big scores. If they don’t, hopefully they do well enough to make me some money so I can get some value trades out of them during the year.

    0

    0
    1. Comprehensive list, Shaneo. Great work!

      Surely ALL of them won’t make it through unscathed. I think you’re going to look part legend, part chump. The trick for all of us is to determine who will stay good (and score by the truckload while they do) and who won’t.

      0

      0
    2. Super comprehensive list there. You may have talked me into getting Gibson. Not someone who was on my radar before, but what you said makes sense to me. Cheers

      0

      0
      1. Beware of the Kerr curse. Every preseason he is talked up as a premium midfielder at a sub-premium price. Every season he lives down to his price.

        I must admit that I’ve had a block to Maguire due to his limited scoring potential but your reasoning is hard to argue with considering the dearth of cheap backs for cash cow options.

        I agree with Motts that it’s one thing to be brave and it’s another to push those laws of probability. Chances are you’ll win on some and lose on others. It’s like betting on 10 horses in a race of 16. You’re a fairly good chance of collecting (and therefore enjoying the thrill of taking some cash off the bookie) but will you end up on top?

        0

        0
        1. I knew I had a few in there, but I didn’t realise exactly how many until I’d written that out!

          I know I’m treading a fine line, but my biggest problem, if I decide to get rid of one or more, is who to trade out. Kerr has been in and out a couple times, same with Bradshaw. I keep thinking back to the Bradshaw of ’08 when it comes to Graham Polak and just can’t bring mysef to drop him.

          If I start to chop the side up, Ladson will be first one out and to be honest, the more I think about it the more likely it is that he won’t see out the end of today!

          Thanks for your input guys, just goes to show that a Coach’s work is never done!

          0

          0
          1. I’m also riding the Polak bandwagon. I think he should be a great cashcow. Prob get to around $400k+.

            On the other hand, can’t help but think Ladson is also a gem.

            I guess it depends on their efficiency. For example, someone like Bradd Dalziel, gets plenty of the pill, but is no good for SC.
            Alson, some of the guys you’ve mentioned are probably integral to the teams structure, but just don’t rate in SC.

            0

            0
  6. can i get some feedback on my team cheers,
    backs L,hodge A,mackie s,selwood, r.ladson n, malceski, j, hunt
    emg m,maguire b, waters
    and looking for another back
    mids j selwood, b prismal, m, priddis l,ball b dalziell b,gibbs emg j,trengrove r,bastinac
    rucks d,brogan d hillie emg j charman l,lowden
    forwards s,higgins m,lecras j,ziebell b,hall k.tippett j.riewold d,giansiracusa emg t.rockliff t, dennis-lane
    any feedback would be great cheers.

    0

    0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Only The Brave

Written by Motts on

Who are the blokes you’re going to include in your team this year that you consider the biggest risks? I’m not talking about GAJ “coz his price is enormous and may drop”. I’m talking about blokes like Rusling, Kennelley, and Ladson with their history of injuries. Or maybe, like me, you’re prepared to roll the dice on Barry Hall’s ability to keep his cool.

Let me know your thoughts.

0
0


Leave a comment / Scroll to bottom

11 thoughts on “Only The Brave”

  1. Ill defnitely roll with Barry. Have pencilled in Kennelly, was looking at Palmer. Ladson maybe. Malkeski is another seemed ok on Saturday night

    0

    0
  2. I’m actually wondering if the brave thing isn’t who you pick, but who you don’t.

    At the moment I’m seriously considering going in without any of Scully, Trengove, Martin and Morabito. Not that they won’t play or score, but there might just be better options at 100k with Barlow, Moles, Banner etc etc .

    0

    0
  3. Malceski (has he just been teasing me?), Jordan Lewis (has about as much self-control as Baz), Grimes (will that back hold up?), and Warren/Wright (have they improved enough?).

    Have struck off both Trengoves (same reason as Alex), Ladson (hardly impressed so far) and Kennelly.

    Really looking forward to announcements re rookie elevations!!!

    0

    0
  4. I’ve taken the punt on Josh Hunt, Malceski, Rusling and Gumbleton. All pretty risky, but you know what they say, fortune favours the brave.

    0

    0
  5. This year’s a big year for recently injured/traded players in Cuzz’s Crusaders.

    Josh Gibson – I’m a big believer in good players playing above themselves when surounded by great players (WCE winning the ’06 flag is a good example). Gibson will slot in nicely for the Hawks alongside Hodge, Brown and Co. He was a handy player for the Roos so I’m tipping big things from him in a better side.

    Jarred Waite – Will be the key for Carlton this year. He’ll get plenty of it and will play at both ends so is likely to kick a few goals. Has shown that when he’s fit he can score heavily and from all reports he’s coming along nicely in his rehab.

    Tadgh Kennelly – Had a ‘year off’ but hasn’t lost anything whle playing Gaelic footy on ’09. He looks a million bucks and at his price, how can you go past him?

    Rick Ladson* – Another one coming back from a long term injury but he’s the best of the bunch hovering around the $250,000 mark. (* probably just about the only one that hasn’t cemented a spot yet)

    Graham Polak – Will play. Will play forward. Can mark. Can kick. Is priced very well at $231,000. RFC need a big marking target up forward and this bloke fits the bill.

    Beau Waters – Probably West Coast’s best defender when he’s up and going. His injury last year wasn’t one that will effect his skills or running and I think he’ll be a bit like Kennelly, benefitting from what was a effectively a rest year for his whole body (except the elbow).

    Matt Maguire (emerg) – Recruited to fill a big hole down back and really only needs to play to make me money for a future trade.

    Daniel Kerr – In the best shape of his career and looking fantastic already. Big question mark on his temprement, but with a few kids coming through that will demand some extra attention form the opposition, he should have a good run at it. His half-season last year wasn’t enough to keep his price at a premium and as a result he looks like good value at $410,000.

    Shaun Burgoyne – Another player like Josh Gibson. He’s been the Power’s standout player for the best part of the last 5 or 6 years and will only look better in a midfield boasting the likes of Mitchell, Bateman, Osborne, Sewell, etc.

    David Hille – Won the Bombers’ B&F in ’08 and was on his way again when he was cut down last year. He’s inside the best 5 ruckmen in the AFL and at only $311,000 is an absolute steal! He’ll beat most blokes in hitouts every week and is only going to go up in value.

    Robbie Warnock (emerg) – He’s in there only because he’s going to play. Big wraps on him and was only $132,000.

    Daniel Bradshaw – There’s a been a bit of talk about a foot injury, but the Swans are saying he’ll be right for Round 1 and someone has to kick their goals for them now that Big Bad has been off-loaded to the Dogs.

    Robert Murphy – One of the Dogs’ best players when he’s up and going. Kicks long and kicks often and most importantly, he kicks goals.

    This year in SC I’m either going to go down as a legend or a chump. If these blokes play to their potential, I’ve got the proven firepower through the middle and up forward to get big scores. If they don’t, hopefully they do well enough to make me some money so I can get some value trades out of them during the year.

    0

    0
  6. can i get some feedback on my team cheers,
    backs L,hodge A,mackie s,selwood, r.ladson n, malceski, j, hunt
    emg m,maguire b, waters
    and looking for another back
    mids j selwood, b prismal, m, priddis l,ball b dalziell b,gibbs emg j,trengrove r,bastinac
    rucks d,brogan d hillie emg j charman l,lowden
    forwards s,higgins m,lecras j,ziebell b,hall k.tippett j.riewold d,giansiracusa emg t.rockliff t, dennis-lane
    any feedback would be great cheers.

    0

    0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *