Poll – Real Deal #1

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 11 2018

Cobey & James requested some polls in the Polling Station on Monday.  So we’re here to help out……

Christian Petracca has started the season well with 95, 85 & 106 against Geelong, Brisbane  & North Melbourne.  Still reasonably priced and very affordable, should we consider Petracca as a Top6 FWD for 2018?

 

Is Petracca the 'real deal' this season? Will he finish as a Top6 FWD?

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Jack Billings has been all the rage during the pre-season but the Saints have stumbled over the last two weeks.  Much doubt has now been cast over the Saints after two heavy losses and a tough draw ahead.  Is Jack Billings still considered to be a Top6 FWD?

 

Is Billings the 'real deal'? Will he make the Top6FWDs this year?

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15 thoughts on “Poll – Real Deal #1”

  1. I would like to ask the same about Coniglio. Is he the ‘real deal’ this season? Will he finish as a Top 8 mid?

    Up – Yes, definitely!
    No – Can’t keep it up all season and/or likely to get injured

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    1. If you’re picking him now, at $500k, you’re assuming he’s going to be a keeper in your team, probably @ M8. However, if you started him, or got him before his first price rise of $47k, there was always a chance that, if he eventually slowed down, he’d have increased in price enough to have justified trading him out (even if he only gets to about $550k, that’s still a $100k profit + some significant on-field points).

      Personally, I’d still be considering bringing him in now. I didn’t start with him, and freely admit that. It appears that, so far, it was a mistake leaving him out. However, I managed to get him in via some additional cash freed up from Ryder’s injury in R1. However, I wouldn’t be trading out existing premiums to get him in, unless they have injury issues or notable role-change issues.

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      1. To be honest, Cogs maybe responsible for Kelly’s woes, not sure how that works, perhaps less mid time for Josh?

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        1. I feel the same way which is a double whammy for me. Kelly under performing and I do not have Coniglio who is flying.

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  2. RE: Petracca, he seems like he’s living up to expectations as being a solid selection. However, if you didn’t start him, I wouldn’t be rushing to bring him in, as he’s had a couple of relatively easy games so far, and he’s up against Hawthorn and Richmond in the next 2 weeks. He’s still relatively cheap at only $446k, having only increased by $13k this week, and his B/E is still 74, so it’s unlikely that he’ll be significantly more expensive.

    RE: Billings, there’s no evidence to suggest that he should be traded (no role change, no injury, etc.). He just had a crappy game last week, couldn’t really get near the ball. But balance that against his 1st game where he scored 133, getting up into the midfield occasionally and kicking a couple of goals. Unfortunately they’ve got a pretty tough run coming up, with Geelong, GWS and Hawthorn in the next 3 weeks, but it’s no reason to trade him out.

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  3. Concern for me regarding Petracca is Viney returning. Will get less midfield time and will probably return to scoring 80-85ish

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  4. Positive feed back for all these players is swayed by owners hoping, rather than being astute.
    In the pole, maybe should have added ( jury is still out)

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  5. Dunkley..? Almost traded for gray last week glad I held seems to be building hopefully can keep him all year..?

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  6. Petracca’s midfield time has improved but he needs to learm how to rack up big numbers. Perhaps due to fitness issues he is fading a bit late in games and his goal kicking is rubbish. Overall though he has produced more than his owners paid for so we can’t complain!

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  7. any chance on getting a poll on the fwd rookie with the best js
    options include:
    jack henry (geelong)
    mitch crowden (freo)
    jack higgins (rich)

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  8. People need to keep in mind that Billings started last year slowly as well:

    Jack Billings 2017 Average Rounds 1 to 3: 65
    Rounds 4 to 6: 86
    Round 7 onwards: 100

    As for St Kilda’s general crapness, he did have a sizeable win/loss differential, but was still able to post a decent average when playing in a losing side:

    Average in wins: 100 (High 136, Low 53)
    Average in wins from round 7 onwards: 108 (High 136, Low 57)

    Average in losses: 85 (High 112, Low 55)
    Averaged in losses from round 7 onwards: 92 (High 112, Low 66)

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    1. Yeah, I think the whole “Saints are crap” thing is overblown. They weren’t exactly world-beaters or contending for a premiership last year (when he averaged 93).

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