The Tale of Woe from R9

Written by duck on 1:10 am, May 25 2009

Looks like I’ll be trading Higgins this week …. dirty but there’s plenty of cash wrapped up in him to purchase another decent player.

GEELONG

Paul Chapman, finger, 1-2 weeks

Ryan Gamble, concussion, test

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Shaun Higgins, groin, test

Lindsay Gilbee, leg, test

FREMANTLE

Aaron Sandilands, finger, OK

Roger Hayden, calf, test

CARLTON

Jarrad Waite, knee, indefinite

ESSENDON

Courtenay Dempsey, ankle, test

SYDNEY

Craig Bird, concussion, test

L.

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The Tale of Woe from R9

Written by Duck on 1:10 am, May 25 2009

Looks like I’ll be trading Higgins this week …. dirty but there’s plenty of cash wrapped up in him to purchase another decent player.

GEELONG

Paul Chapman, finger, 1-2 weeks

Ryan Gamble, concussion, test

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Shaun Higgins, groin, test

Lindsay Gilbee, leg, test

FREMANTLE

Aaron Sandilands, finger, OK

Roger Hayden, calf, test

CARLTON

Jarrad Waite, knee, indefinite

ESSENDON

Courtenay Dempsey, ankle, test

SYDNEY

Craig Bird, concussion, test

L.

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Worst Trades Thus Far – Traders Remorse

Written by Duck on 12:08 pm, May 21 2009

Ask any SC Coach you know , “How is Your SC team travelling”

Invariably the answer will revolve around one , if not all of the following responses.

1) Injuries
2) Players not performing
3) Players dominating
4)The young kids and the $ increase value they bring to your side
5) Captain Choice
6) Emergencies (See blog 000 Call Emergency)

etc ….etc…..etc

Now I want to ask the important question , the one that SC Coaches hate to talk about .

What is your worst trade thus far ?

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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 – 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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R9 Teams Are Up

Written by duck on 4:05 am, May 21 2009

First cut of the teams for R9 are up …. this will be revised again by 5pm Friday … hopefully anyway.

Friday May 22
Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs
Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm

GEELONG
B: Andrew Mackie, Matthew Scarlett, David Johnson
HB: Joel Corey, Tom Harley, Harry Taylor
C: Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright, David Wojcinski
HF: James Kelly, Max Rooke, Gary Ablett
F: Paul Chapman, Tom Hawkins, Steve Johnson
Foll: Mark Blake, Cameron Ling, Joel Selwood
Int: Shane Mumford, Mathew Stokes, Travis Varcoe, Ryan Gamble
Emg: Tom Lonergan,

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R9 Teams Are Up

Written by Duck on 4:05 am, May 21 2009

First cut of the teams for R9 are up …. this will be revised again by 5pm Friday … hopefully anyway.

Friday May 22
Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs
Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm

GEELONG
B: Andrew Mackie, Matthew Scarlett, David Johnson
HB: Joel Corey, Tom Harley, Harry Taylor
C: Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright, David Wojcinski
HF: James Kelly, Max Rooke, Gary Ablett
F: Paul Chapman, Tom Hawkins, Steve Johnson
Foll: Mark Blake, Cameron Ling, Joel Selwood
Int: Shane Mumford, Mathew Stokes, Travis Varcoe, Ryan Gamble
Emg: Tom Lonergan,

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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 – 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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