Poll – Y(E)OLO

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 3 2017

Macca wanted a Yeo poll, Macca gets a Yeo poll ๐Ÿ˜‰

The question was asked of Elliot Yeo two weeks ago and the SCT Coaches responded (Poll – Yeo Or No) with a near 2/3rds majority against Yeo.ย  He answered with a 59 against the Hawks which seemed to be consistent with years gone by (you’ll find those stats in the previous Yeo thread, no need to repeat myself).ย  A 150 in the WA Derby over the weekend has re-ignited the debate over Yeo.

Should we bring him into our sides while he’s still relatively good value ($509k)?ย  Is there any way he can keep up that 112avg?ย  Let us know what you think…….

 

Are you targeting Elliot Yeo for your FWD line?

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  1. Last week I weakened and put him in…so I slashed my wrists; this week I sewed them up…….with yo-yo string!?!

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  2. Additional poll: How many forwards will average more than Yeo this year?

    Normally I would ignore Yeo’s form, but where are all the forwards this year?

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    1. Imo, Dahlhaus, Macrae, N. Riewoldt, JJK and possibly Lynch & Nankervis will beat Yeo’s average this year

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      1. Nah, just thinking out loud. I’m trying to think of forwards who will score more than Yeo, and (not for the first time this year) failing.

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  3. Toby Greene should be top 6 post byes. But would you take the risk?

    Buddy and Heeney have the potential.

    Can the Swans can turn it around and smash Brisbane at SCGโ€ฆ..?

    Would a HUGE score from either, make you look at them differently ?

    On a side noteโ€ฆโ€ฆ… Those with JJK should get Yeo.

    And those with Yeo should get JJK.

    If they can start YO YO…ing in time. Eg 1 up 1 down . You should have a nice 105 ave.

    I personally will be targeting T.Lynch after his Bye.

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  4. Hmm…..for a 22 week season, how many matches do you need for a data sample to no longer be small and instead to be meaningful.

    4 matches = 18.2%
    5 matches = 22.7%
    6 matches = 27.2%
    7 matches = 31.8%
    8 matches = 36.4%
    9 matches = 40.9 %
    10 matches = 45.4%
    11 matches = 50%

    Top scoring forward after how many rounds before you feel comfortable saying he looks like he will be in the top 6 and be worth bringing in….?

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    1. This just could be the year he goes close to being a top 6 forward. But geez it’s going to be one hell of a ride!

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    2. Father Dougal, Yeo will dip in form, he has done it many time before. Another factor is that Ross also loves tinkering with his teams so no thanks. I rather spend the money on all 8 top midfielders and rake in the points , and a good night sleep than Yeo forward .
      He could come good, same with Missy, but I am just happy to miss out.
      The potential is there but madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. This is 6 games in. After wk 12 if he is still the top forward, he comes in by merit for the finals, not on a wish and hope…
      So for me no percentage is significant. He has to have a whole season.. there is more other options out there. I am not a points chaser and still in the top 5%…

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      1. I agree Jeannot.

        Athough I think the Ross you mention may coach the Dockers?

        West coast is lead by someone called Simmo.

        FURL gets enough flak. most of it warranted.

        Don’t blame him for Yeos demise as well.

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      2. I’m interested in this discussion as much for how people are approaching the problem as for the conclusions! More I think ๐Ÿ™‚

        There is a big difference between Yeo and Higgins that people may be forgetting; their ages. Yeo is 23 while Higgins is 29.

        Higgins has the bulk of his career and his prime *behind* him and he has established his level. Thinking that Higgins will do better than his well established level would be optimistic.

        Yeo has the bulk of his career and pretty much all of his prime *ahead* of him. He has not yet established his level. Thinking Yeo will progress and grow as he enters his prime is reasonable, especially when his scoring backs that up. That’s why I care about sample size. How many matches before we can conclude he has progressed to a higher level, as players of his age often do?

        Has anyone noticed how inconsistent The Bont was over the last two seasons? He had a way lower than average score in Round 5 as well. Nobody seems worried about his scoring over the rest of the season at this point. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I am guessing a lot of people have Yeo in a mental box labeled something like “talented but inconsistent” Could be called the “Higgins Box” and if Yeo is linked with Higgens in your head, wow yes skeptical. I have Yeo in a mental box labeled something like “talented young bloke who played a lot of games young and is progressing as he moves into his prime.” The Bont is in that box too, although I don’t think Yeo is as talented as The Bont is! (I brought the Bont into my team after R2, so a very small sample size needed for him.)

        This should probably be turned into a much bigger piece, although that may not happen until next season. Have to see how much time I have….

        Please note that I am only addressing the question of “can he keep it up”, not if it would be better to bring in a mid instead of a forward. That issue only arises if you think he can keep it up. And I already bought Yeo in so I’m not thinking about that at all.

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  5. Dear father.

    How much a forward scored before you traded them in, doesn’t mean as much as how they score,after you bring them in.

    I know Yeo is flying now, but can someone like Heeney out score him for here on in?

    Yeoโ€ฆ. could ave 90 from here and still end up top 6 forward. but what good will it do me if I traded him in for $500K+

    Can Buddy ave 105 from here on? Can the Swans turn things around ?

    In a very tight year for Cows and Cash these are the things I ponder.

    I have the $ to go Parfitt to Heeney but I’m still not sure.

    Let us Prayโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ let us all pick the right cows. Sell them at there ripest and chose the best upgrades for our teams.

    Amen.

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    1. My thoughts exactly, Freo Tragic. What good is a 112 avg if I see none of it? The Fallen Premium principle coming into play once again…..

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  6. I guess the biggest question is (for any Weagles supporters out there) “has his role changed significantly this year that benefits his scoring, or is it still the same and his ‘norm’ may return”?? Has anyone got any inside knowledge over there in the west?

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    1. You are spot on Macca. His role is back to a floating half back who pushes into the mids at times. Even against the Hawks he was around the ball a lot and attended a couple of bounces but just couldn’t get hands on the ball.

      The last time I owned him his scores tanked because he was used as a key defender when EMac did his knee. Hopefully Barrass and McGovern stay fit!

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  7. Here’s my thinking. Load up on Mids and backs first. Lots of proven quality there.

    Leave the forward line till last. Especially as there is a fair few rookies getting a game.

    Time will tell if these forwards like Yeo are just a flash in the pan or not

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  8. I think it’s important to think “will Yeo be a top 6 ave fwd from here on in”. His great start might put him close but if i trade him in this week, I don’t get his points from his blistering start to the year, I get whatever he dishes up from here on in. I’m an eagles fan but I can’t see him maintaining this form from here on in and I don’t see him averaging a 100 from this point onward.

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  9. I find it interesting that the same poll, two weeks apart, now has a 10% difference in favour of Yeo

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    1. I guess if he keeps posting 95+ scores and his role has changed to make those types of scores very viable each week he has to be considered.
      It’s his total scores across the season that will be impt. So if he has a 60 one week and a 130 the next he’s going as well as the key positions like Roo and JJK? The only Fwds we seem to be looking at for ‘consistent weekly scores’ will be Dahl & Mccrae it seems.

      It’s an interesting dilemma and as the good father points out he is 23 and moving further into his career and maybe being given a better role at his club that is conducive to SC scoring??

      Thanks for the poll and discussion all!

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    2. Yeo’s 2017 scores demand consideration but he’s burnt so many of us before that we are all expecting him to have his typical spud game once or twice a month. If he keeps scoring well he might come into my team calculations around the bye.

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  10. I think the short term boat has sailed if you didn’t get Yeo last week or the week before hold off until after the byes, non owners sound cautious (“is he good enough for my team”), back your gut and just wait to see what your paying for. You might end up paying 50k more but will help your conscience and allow you to pick up some fallen premiums too good to pass up on.

    I bought him in the week before last at what I deemed a good price or a fallen premium price equivalent, got me a over 210pts in 2weeks so I feel I’m slightly ahead with that trade.

    He has great SC attributes, breakout age, when behind the ball intercept marks (cont. and uncont.), clean skills, kicks long, mops up in def, can take the game on etc.
    I have Higgins and Yeo to counter act each other ๐Ÿ˜‰ and tempted to get Headache Heath this week :/

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  11. For those that don’t k ow much about Yep. The eagles pushed very hard to get him from Brisbane. We saw him as as potential Nat Fyfe. Which is why after a solid 2015 I was banging on about him playing midfield in 2016 and being a potential brownlow medalist. What I didn’t see coming was that he simply didn’t have the tank to play midfield so was rested a lot in the forward pocket. See Carltons Picketts scores if you don’t know what the forward pocket does to you. This year he’s improved his tank but rather than Simpson playing him in the middle and resting him forward he’s playing mostly half back with occasional midfield stints. In a recent interview with Yep he said he felt lost last year. This year he’s more confident in himself and his position. He wants to eventually become a full time midfielder. This is what I was expecting from Yeo last year. If you don’t have him I would get him in. He will occasional go under 100 but it won’t be often. Shirt, Mitchell, Priddis, Gaff all to be tagged before him. Hopefully my advice won’t burn you all again…i might have to put myself on the Shaun Higgins List.

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