Rate My FEB Team 4

Written by Schwarzwalder on February 24 2018

I’m quite sure we’re about to set a new record for RMT threads over the course of one pre-season.  And why not?  The SCT Coaches are only too keen to show off their current line-ups while constructively critiquing their peers.  Let’s see how much these teams change over the first JLT weekend…….

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  1. Def: Laird, Hibberd, Simpson, O’Shea, Obrien, Doedee (Cumming,Murray)

    Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Uniacke, Starcevich ( Worpel, Kelly, Holman)

    Ruc: Martin, Gawn (Olango)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings°, Smith, Rayner , Setterfield, Higgins ( Ahern, Garlett)

    Obviously the rookies aren’t a lock, and Id like to see Jack Billings’ preseason before possibly downgrading to a Walters.
    Please give some feedback.

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    1. Good side. Martin as Ruck could be a strong POD. May want to rethink Setterfield as he went down with a knee injury during an intra-squad comp very recently.

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    2. Looks a very solid starting team to me, maybe a little cookie cutter but that’s not a horrible thing, you win the game with your trades anyway.

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  2. Mr Plowman:

    DEF : Laird, Hibberd, Simpson, Brayshaw, O’Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    MID: Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Rockliff, Coniglio, Setterfield, Uniacke (Starcevich, Ahern, Holman)

    RUC: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

    FWD: Billings, Dahlhaus, Curnow, Christensen, Higgins, Venables ( Ryan, Garlett)

    Thoughts please

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  3. Def.
    R.Laird, J.Howe, B,Ellis, J.Sicily, C.O’Shea, T.Doedee (I.Cumming, S.Murray)

    Mid.
    T.Mitchell, Z.Merrett, N.Fyfe, A.Treloar, P.Cripps, B.AhChee, P.Dow, L.Davies-Uniacke (P.Ahern, J.Worpel, T.Kelly)

    Ruck.
    S.Jacobs, M.Gawn (D.Cameron)

    For.
    M.Walters, D.Smith, C.Petracca, R.Lobb, A.Christensen, W.Rioli (L.Ryan, B.Fritsch)

    Not sold at all with the forward line… can turn smith into coniglio which im strongly considering

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    1. I don’t think there’s much wrong with this team. It’s different, that’s all.

      Maybe Jacobs downgrade….and beef up Sicily to a premium….

      Or maybe upgrade Jacobs…..?

      Has there been injury doubts on Howe and Lobb?

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  4. Def:Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, O’Shea,
    L O’Brien, Murray.
    (Doedee, Cumming)

    Mids: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, LDU, Worpel,
    ( T Kelly, Spargo, Holman)

    Rucks:Jacobs, Gawn. (Olango)

    Forwards: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Starcevich, Ahern, L Ryan.
    (Dawson, Fritsch)

    Any feed back would be great!

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  5. DEF
    E.Yeo, R.Laird, P.Hanley, A.Brayshaw, C.O’Shea, S.Murray
    (T.Doedee, I.Cumming)

    MID
    P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, T.Mitchell, N.Fyfe, P.Cripps, D.Armitage, L.Davies-Uniacke, J.Higgins
    (P.Ahern, N.Freeman, T.Kelly)

    RUC
    M.Gawn, N.Naitanui
    (D.Cameron)

    FWD
    I.Heeney, J.Billings, C.Curnow, A.Christensen, C.Rayner, J.Garlett
    (D.Venables, L.Ryan)

    Will change out Freeman closer to round 1 when rookie field is clearer.

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  6. Def- R.Laird, L.McDonald, J.Sicily, B.Maynard, C.O’Shea, T.Doedee, I.Cumming, B.Mihocek

    Mid- P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, J.Kelly, N.Fyfe, S.Pendelbury, J.O’Meara, L.D.U, C.Rayner, D.Willsmore, T.Kelly, J.Worpel

    Ruc- M.Gawn, N.Nat, T.Olonga

    Fwd- I.Heeney, C.Patracca, M.Robinson, A.Christensen, A.Boner, D.Fogarty, J.Higgins, P.Ahern

    73k in the bank

    Thoughts?

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  7. Def: Houli, Simpson, Witherden, O’Shea, Doedee, Keefe (Murray, Goddard)

    Mids: Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Neale, Fyfe, Selwood, LDU, Kelly (Wigg, Freeman, Garlett)

    Ruck: Martin, Gawn (Olango)

    Fwds: Heeney, Billings, Lobb, Christensen, Agern, Venables (Higgins, Ryan)

    Is there a reason that a 560k Jelwood isn’t in everyones team? Tried to minimise risks this year in my midfield and the only ones I think I am taking are Witherden and Lobb who I both think will be top10 def/fwd at the end of the year.

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    1. Potentially the Ablett addition and then there is always the concussion games that he misses ect. Definitely a great POD in most league though.

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  8. Def: Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Sicily, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Goddard)

    Mid: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Neale, Cripps, Brayshaw, Dow, LDU (Brodie, Ahern, Kelly)

    Rucks; Gawn, Lycett, Cameron

    Fwd: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Keefe (Garlett, Ryan)

    Plan is to hopefully sideways, or one up/one down lycett to ryder post round 10 bye. If nic nat decides to rock up pre round one, I may just go ryder at r2 and dump either sicily or lloyd to make that cash.

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  9. Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, O’Shea, Doedee, Cumming (Murray, Morgan)

    Mid: Mitchell, Kelly, Zorko, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Dow, LDU (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Higgins, Ahern, Venables (Fritsch, Ryan)

    41k in the bank
    – Currently don’t have Danger as the extra 100k was too good to pass up but knowing me will eventually find a way to have him back in to my squad.
    – Also I’m very close to trying to reshape my forward line depending on JLT replacing Billings and McLean for maybe Walters and Smith also trying to upgrade Higgins to Christensen.
    Any thoughts or feedback would be very appreciated 🙂

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  10. Would really appreciate some thoughts on the preseason team.

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Hanley, O’Shea, Doedee, Mirra (Murray, Keefe)

    MID: Danger, Titch, Zerret, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, Kelly (Ahern, Worpel, Holman)

    RUC: Gawn, NicNat (Jeffries)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Dahl, Crhistensen, Switkowski, Ryan (Garlett, Spargo)

    $241k left in the bank. As always rookies subject to change depending on JLT/Rd1 selections.

    Just some thoughts I’ve been having though –

    1. Coniglio to Crouch (Leaving $85k)
    2. O’Shea to Sicily AND Dahl to Petracca ($69k left)
    3. NicNat to one of Jacobs/Martin/Ryder ($181-140k left)
    4. Christensen to Lobb/Petracca ($112-75k left)

    TIA for your help lads

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    1. What if you do nic nat to jacobs because apparently he may not play round one and then you can also do coniglio to crouch but its up to you.

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  11. DEFENDERS
    R. Laird, M. Hibberd, K. Simpson, H. Shaw, D. Mirra, C. O’Shea.
    (T. Doedee, I. Cumming)
    MIDFIELDERS
    D. Martin, T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, N. Fyfe, M. Bontempelli, P. Cripps, LDU, J. Higgins.
    (D. Barry, J. Garlett, T. Kelly)
    RUCKS
    S. Jacobs, M. Gawn. (T. English)
    FORWARDS
    L. Dahlhaus, M. Barlow, A. Christensen, C. Rayner, P. Ahern, L. Ryan.
    (L. Keeffe, B. Fritsch)
    Any advice is much appreciated

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    1. Forward line missing one potential top 10. Maybe downgrade one of your defensive picks to free up cash to upgrade one of the forwards to a premium. Otherwise excellent.

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  12. DEF: Yeo, Laird, Shaw, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray (Keefe, Goddard)

    MID: Danger, Martin, T Mitchell, Zerrett, Bont, Parker, LDU, Holman (Junker, Kelly, Spargo)

    RUC: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Higgins, Venables, Garlett (Rioli, Ahern)

    $81k in the bank for now.

    Rookies are very much still up in the air pending JLT form and rd1 selection.

    I’m looking to go pure GnR form the first time ever this season but not 100% sold on some of the “guns” I currently have selected (eg Yeo/Shaw in DEF and Petracca in FWD).

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      1. Really? For some reason I thought he was under an injury cloud? If you’re right I was thinking of starting him over laird. I know laird is in 99.99999 of teams I just think Gibbs Will take points off him.

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  13. Def: Laird, Hibberd, Houli, Morrison/Bonner, Naughton, O’Shea, (Doedee, Cumming)
    Mid: Danger, Kelly, Zorko, Fyfe?, Coniglio, Ellis, Dow, Poholke, (Fogarty, Other Kelly, Barry)
    Ruck: Ryder, Gawn, (Dawson Simpson)
    Fwd: Heeney, MacDonald, Smith, Gallucci, Stephenson, Giles-Langdon, (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Any and all feedback appreciated,
    Thank you

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  14. Current Line-Up:

    Please give feedback & R.I.P. into it!

    DEF:
    M.Hurley, R.Laird, M.Hibberd, J.Sicily,
    E.Richards, J.Finlayson, (S.Murray, D.Mirra)

    MID:
    P.Dangerfield, T.Mitchell, N.Fyfe, M.Bontempelli, P.Cripps,
    P.Dow, L.Davies-Uniacke, W.Brodie,
    (T.Kelly, J.Worpel, D.Barry)

    RUC:
    T.Goldstein, M.Gawn,
    (T.Olango)

    FWD:
    I.Heeney, J.Billings, D.Smith, A.Christensen,
    P.Ahern, D.Venables,
    (L.Ryan, B.Fritsch)

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    1. Not sure about Goldstein would rather Jacobs in my opinion, and will Brodie will have to see his jlt games first, lastly Ross > bont
      But forward line is very solid and so is the backline midfield pretty good too

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  15. My latest iteration, comments/suggestions welcomed:

    Def: Yeo, Hibberd, Roberton, O’Shea, O’Brien, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)

    Mid: Danger, Martin, Mitchell, Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Dow, Graham (Garlett, T Kelly, Barry)

    Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn (olango)

    Forwards: Heeney, D Smith, Caddy, Fogarty, Dawson, Venables (Dear, Fritsch)

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  16. Hi would love some advice regarding my team
    (Def) Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray (Cumming, Morgan)
    (Mid) Martin, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Dow, Brayshaw (Banfield, Garlett, T Kelly)
    (Ruck) Grundy, Gawn (Olango)
    (Fwd) Heeney, Greene, Smith, Rayner, Stephenson, W Rioli (Higgins Ryan)
    Have a spare 90k, advice on where to use it? Also need some advice on rookies

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    1. Nicely balanced team…maybe use some of the $90k to upgrade Lloyd (not sure if he is top 10 def if McVeigh plays most of the season).

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  17. hurley.yeo.shaw.sicily.oshea.doedee.rookie.rookie
    danger.dusty.titch.fyfe.pendles.armitage.
    worpel.barry.rookie.rookie.rookie
    gawn.daw.rookie.
    heeney.dahlhaus.gray.caddy.ryan.fritsch.
    rookie.rookie.
    obviously not sold on daw but want comments and criticism

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    1. If you want criticism here it is. Daw is a dumb selection. Your rookie will probably score more points.
      Otherwise a well balanced team with a bit of variety.

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  18. Current line up. Rookies subject to change based on Round 1 teams.

    Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, K.Simpson, O’Shea, Doedee [Murray, Morgan]
    Mid: T.Mitchell, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Beams, Cripps, A.Brayshaw, Davies-Uniacke, Kelly [Barry, Wigg, Garlett]
    Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat [Olango]
    Fwd: Billings, Walters, McLean, Petracca, D.Smith, T.English, B.Fritsch [Ahern, Ryan]

    Will wait for Danger and Martin to drop in price at some point.

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  19. thoughts on my team appreciated.

    def – laird, hibberd, simpson, o’shea, murray, cumming (doedee, goddard)

    mid – danger, dusty, titchell, kelly, fyfe, cripps, LDU, kelly (garlett, barry, holman)

    ruck – jacobs, gawn (olagno)

    fwd – heeney, billings, sicily, higgins, ahern, ryan (rioli, venables)

    ignore the 3 west coast rookies in fwd line – will only have 2

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  20. Def: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, O’Shea, Coffield, Doedee (Cumming,Keeffe)

    Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Mitchell, Fyfe, O’Meara, Armitage, Davies-Uniacke ( Garlett, Kelly, Barry)

    Ruc: Jacobs, Gawn (Hayes)

    Fwd: Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Rayner , Ahern, Higgins ( Brown, Rioli)

    Thoughts would be much appreciated

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    1. Two Mitchell’s in the midfield might be a problem 🙂

      Shaw and Armitage are interesting picks, JLT form will be worth watching. Otherwise solid.

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  21. Currently:
    DEF: EYeo PHanley JSicily COShea TDoedee SMurray (ICumming HGoddard)
    MID: DMartin TMitchell JKelly MCrouch NFyfe MBontempelli PDow LD-U (BStarcevich TKelly NHolman)
    RUC: MGawn THickey (TOlango)
    FWD: IHeeney MWalters DSmith ANeal-Bullen AChristensen PAhern (LRyan TMcCartin)
    Cash: $67,400
    Any feedback greatly appreciated …

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    1. If you wanted a saints ruck, Longer is the one who stepped up to #1 status last year IMO. Averaged very well in the last month too.

      ANB is a trap, played a lot of midfield on the weekend which won’t be the case when Viney/Tyson come back into the year. Will revert back to 75/80s.

      Very solid midfield core despite no Danger, think you could drop one of the expensive mid rookies and bring in a top defender (i.e. Laird/Hibberd) for Hanely.

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  22. Backs: R. Laird, M. Hibberd, A. McGrath, A. Brayshaw (melb), C. O’Shea, T. Dodee (Murry, Meira
    Mids: D. Martin, J. Kelly, M. Crouch, P. Cripps, L. Shuey, A. Hall, A. Brayshaw (fre) P. Dow (P. Arhern, B. Banfeild, T. Kelly
    Rucks: M. Gawn, D. Simpson (J. Armety)
    Fwds J. Billings, L. Dahlhaus, M. Walters, C. Petracca, C. Rayner, J. Stephenson (B. Starcvich, W. RIoli

    Comment any feedback only got $700 in the bank

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    1. Probably too many midpricers and risks for mine
      I like the premiums in all lines except for Hall, he could become coniglio or redden and you can downgrade Angus Brayshaw to a rookie to turn Dawson Simpson into a ruckman who will play for than 5 games this year – if you’re short on cash then billy longer is a legit break out candidate at $429k I think if memory serves me correctly

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  23. DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Maynard, O’Shea, Doedee, Cumming (Murray, Watson)
    MID: Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Bont, Cripps, LDU, Barry (Ahern, Banfield, Garlett)
    RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (English)
    FWD: Heeney, JJ Kennedy, Smith, Curnow, Dawson, Fritsch (Poholke, Ryan)

    52, 400 in the bank
    Any feedback welcome

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    1. Well balanced team considering your not running with Danger although Maynard at D3 with rookies onwards may be slightly concerning, think he’s better at D4. Not sure on the JJK pick, still on modified program and may well not line up Rd1 from last reports.

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  24. Def: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Oshea, Murray, Cumming, Doedee, Goddard

    Mid: Danger, Martin, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Redden, JOM, A Bradshaw, LDU, Kelly, Barry

    Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn, olanga

    Forward: Billings, D Smith, Petracca, Ahern, Garlett, Ryan, Rioli, Kirby

    50k left in the bank, feedback appreciated.

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  25. Hurley, Laird, Yeo, Hibberd(MEL), O’Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    Mitchell, J. Kelly, M.Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, LDU, J. Smith, T.Kelly (Ahern, Barry, Garlett)

    Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, Dahlhaus, Keeffe, Dawson, Fritsch ( Venables, Ryan)

    30.5k in the bank
    Rookies still to change before round 1 but overall think its a good side but let me have it.

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  26. Dad’s Army version… 12 maybe?

    DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, O’Shea, Murray, Doedee (Goddard, Keefe)

    MID: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Parker, LDU, Holman (Barry, T. Kelly, Spargo)

    RUC: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, D. Smith, Venables, J. Higgins, J Garlett (Fritsch, Ahern)

    Feedback would be much appreciated!

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  27. 66% of teams without danger this makes me incredibly nervous for all you guys!

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, LLoyd, Bonner, O’Shea, Doedee (Watson Murray)

    MID: Danger, Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe, Beams, JOM, Brayshaw, Kelly (Barry Poholke Garlett)

    RUCK: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Christensen, Ahern, Venables, (Ryan Powell)

    160k in the bank.

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  28. Changed a lot since version 2 .

    Laird hibberd rich O’Shea O’Brien Doedee
    Murray dear

    Martin Mitchell Kelly Fyfe treloar redden Dow Bradshaw Kelly Barry worpel

    Martin Gawn Orlango

    Heeney Smith Curnow Robertson Venables Rioli Ryan Fritsch

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  29. Please feel free to be brutal

    Hurley laird rich Hanley Shea doedee Murray cummings

    Danger Fyfe jpk Cripps coniglio lud Dow Barry
    Wiggs holman worpels

    Goldie Gawn olongo

    Heeney billings petracca lobbe Christensen Garlett ahern ryan

    42 700 left over

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    1. Better options than JPK at this stage of his career and at that price, but he’s a star who could prove me wrong
      I assume that’s Lobb from GWS not Lobbe, and if so it’s a risky pick considering his hobbled around all pre season, but very high upside
      I would say you need another gun in the midfield considering that’s where the points are usually scored, but there’s an argument for playing more mid rookies due to it being a strong class this year

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  30. Def:
    Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Richards, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    Mid:
    Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, 2 out of Dow/Bradshaw/LDU, Tim Kelly (Barry, Holman, Lachlan Fogarty/Worpel)

    Forward:
    Heeney, Billings, Devon Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Ryan (Rioli, Fritsch)

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  31. Backs: Hurley,Laird,Hibbard,O’Shea.Doedee,Keefe
    Murrsy,Mirra
    Mids: Martin,Mitchell,Ablett,Fyfe,Rockliff,Coniglio,
    Rayner,Uniacke,Higgins, Kelly, Holman
    Rucks:Gawn,Natinaui, Olango
    Fwds: Heeney,greene,D Smith,Stringer,Ahern,Ballendon
    L Ryan, Fritsh

    Your thoughts please

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  32. R. Laird, M. Hibberd, L. McDonald, J. Sicily, T. Doedee, S. Murray (R. Gardner, J. Finlayson)

    D. Martin, T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, N. Fyfe, P. Cripps, A. Brayshaw, J. Stephenson, D. Barry (J. Garlett, T. Kelly, J. Worpel)

    P. Ryder, M. Gawn (T. Olango)

    I. Heeney, J. Billings, M. Walters, D. Smith, P. Ahern, B. Fritsch (L. Keeffe, L. Ryan)

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  33. Only issue here is Paddy Ryder given his bye situation and dearth of rookie rucks.
    Also interested to see if L.McDonald sticks come round 1 – not good on the weekend!

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  34. DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson (Keeffe / Mirra)

    MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Davies-Uniacke, Brodie, Barry (Kelly, Worpel, Holman)

    RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, D. Smith, Rayner, Stephenson, Fritsch (J.Garlett, L.Ryan)

    $93,800 left.

    Considering Walters for Billings, or if Lycett has a nice preseason will be slotting him in for Goldy and bringing Walters in that way.

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  35. Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Doedee, Cumming, Finlayson ( O’Shea, Mirra)

    Danger, Martin, Fyfe, Coniglio, Redden, O’Meara, Dow, Starcevich (LDU, Banfield, Giro)

    Grundy, Gawn (Olango)

    Menegola, Heeney, Walters, Christensen, Rayner, W. Rioli (Kirby, Fritsch)

    $213k in bank and rookies will vary depending on JLT and round 1 teams

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  36. DEF: Laird, Hibberd, LLoyd, Shaw, O’brien, Doedee (keeffe Murray)

    MID: Danger, Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe, Oliver, JOM, Brayshaw, Kelly (Barry Banfield Garlett)

    RUCK: Jacobs, Simpson (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Christensen, Ahern, stephenson, (Ryan venables)

    Where can i make improvements? i only have 35k

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  37. Def: R.Laird, M.Hibberd, J.Lloyd, R.Bonner, L.O’Brien, T.Doedee (D.Mirra, E.Richards)

    Mid: P.Dangerfield, J.Kelly, C.Oliver, M.Crouch, Z.Merrett, N.Fyfe, P.Dow, D.Barry (B.Starcevich, B.Banfield, T.Kelly)

    Ruc: T.Goldstein, M.Gawn

    Fwd: I.Heeney, D.Smith, J.Patton, L.Keeffe, J.Garlett, P.Ahern (B.Fritsch, J.Brown)

    This is what I’ve been most happy with so far, but only have 3k left in bank

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  38. DEF: Hurley, Laird, HIbberd, O’shea, O’brien, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    MID: Danger, Dusty, T.Mitchell, Fyfe, Beams, A.Brayshaw, Uniacke, D.Barry
    (Kelly, Worpey, Holman)

    RUCK: Gawn, Ryder

    FWD: Heeney, T.Green, D.Smith, Christensen, Raynor, Ryan (Venables, Fritsch

    Thoughts on the forward line as I’m still not 100% sure on smith, was thinking dahlhaus instead?

    $57,600 banked

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    1. Fair looking side Rob. ….but……I think you will be playing the same team over and over before the bye madness takes hold of coaches senses and they adjust their teams.

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  39. Def: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Sicily, Ellis, Doedee (Finalyson, Mirra)

    Mid: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Brayshaw (freo), Banfield, Barry (Wigg, Garlett, Holman)

    Ruck: Gawn, Lycett

    Fwd: Heeney, Walters, McLean, D.Smith, Christensen, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)

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  40. Hi there, I’ve been fiddling with my team quite a bit lately and am currently at the following with the proposed impasse:

    I am currently debating about swapping:

    Angus Brayshaw, Heath Shaw and Will Brodie (& $900 in the bank)
    for
    Coniglio, Ryan Clarke and Dom Barry (& $24,600 in the bank)

    My team is as follows with option A:

    Hibberd, Roberton, Shaw, Mcgrath, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, O’Shea)

    Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Walters, Brayshaw (MEL), O’Meara, LDU, Ahern (Brodie, Kelly, Holman)

    Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

    Heeney, Billings, McLean, Curnow, Deledio, Christensen (Garlett, Switkowski)

    Your thoughts greatly appreciated.

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  41. Def: Laird, Hibberd, N. Wilson, A. Brayshaw, o’brien, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

    Mid: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Gibbs, Cripps, J. O’Meara, P. Dow, LDU (T. Kelly, J. Worpel, D. Barry)

    Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeny, Billings, D. Smith (or maybe Petracca), Christensen, J. Stephenson, L. Ryan (P. Ahern, J. Garlett)

    Thoughts appreciated guys.

    Don’t know about brayshaw in defence, jaeger depends on pre season and hoping he has the year everyone thought he would last year, thinking hard on coniglio, bit of a must have but don’t know how to fit him in, got my eye on a lot of rookies through jlt so very subject to change, know billings has slight hamstring injury, will see heading into round 1, swapped Hurley to hibberd and titch to Gibbs to make money because I had Nic Nat in and realised I needed to trade him up. Let me know thoughts on that.

    Thanks guys.

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  42. DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, O’Brien, Murray, Doedee (Cumming, Mirra)

    MID: Danger, Dusty, Tich, Fyfe, Cripps, Redden, J.Graham, Banfield, (Wigg, Barry, Holman)

    RUCK: Sauce, Gawn, (Olango)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Rayner, Starcevich, Garlett (Naish, Ryan)

    $39.8k

    Rookies due to change of course.
    Thoughts?

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    1. Team looks pretty good.
      Not sure about the selection of Redden though. Do you think he is going to be a keeper? If not, I’d go for a rookie with more salary upside.

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  43. GangstaGurus – Version 4 or 5

    DEF – R. Laird, M. Hibberd, N. WIlson, J. Sicily, E. Richards, T. Doedee (S. Murray, D. Mirra)
    MID – D. Martin, T. Mitchell, C. Oliver, N. Fyfe, P. Cripps, J. Redden, A. Brayshaw, T. Kelly (B. Starcevich, J. Worpel, D. Barry)
    RUC – T. Goldstein, M. Gawn (N. Balta)
    FWD – I. Heeney, M. Walters, D. Smith, A. Christensen, P. Ahern, L. Ryan (J. Garlett, B. Fritsch)

    Any constructive thoughts at all, feel free to share them ^.^

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  44. DEF:Laird,Hibberd,Hanley (Rooks: O’Shea,Doedee, Watson, Finlayson, Ballenden)
    MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe (Rooks: Dow, Ahern, Barry, O’Connor, Banfield, Worpel)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Smith (Rooks: Stephenson, Keeffe, Starcevich, Dawson)

    Rooks obviously subject to change. All comments appreciated.

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  45. DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Buckley, Murray, Doedee (Keefe, Dear)

    MID: Danger, Martin, Titch, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, LDU, Holman (Barry, T. Kelly, Spargo)

    RUC: Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, D. Smith, W. Rioli, Venables, Garlett (Fritsch, Ahern)

    Rookies subject to change and will be monitoring Billings’ hamstring closely

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  46. DEF: Hurley , laird , hibberd, Bowes , naughton, doedee ( coffield, garthwaite)

    MID: Martin , Mitchell , Fyfe , Cripps , coniglio, Brayshaw , Dow , Brodie ( Bailey , Barry , giro)

    RUCK: gawn , Nic Nat ( Cameron )

    FWD: heeney, Billings, Smith , de Goey , Christensen , fritsch ( Ryan , garlett)

    All rookies are still subject to change . Also know about Billings injury , Nic Nat injury , de Goey suspension .
    Considering Simpson , jaeger , redden but not sure I can fit them all in and who comes out .
    Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated

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    1. If you know about Nic Nat’s injury concerns, I’m not sure why you have him in your team.
      He would need clean pre-season to be considered as otherwise you will be wasting a trade when he inevitably gets injured or rested.

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    2. Nobody should be building their side around Lycett or Simpson. Both my be named round one, and both will be dropped as soon as the real number one gets healthy. When that happens, you’ll need to somehow find at LEAST 150k to upgrade to a mediocre ruckman and avoid a zero. Absolutely not worth it. Replace Nic Nat with a ruckman in the 500k+ range.

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  47. Am i crazy or what not sure if its worth the gamble paddy mccartin considering fwd rookies are thin if he plays the role like nick riewolt could be good stepping stone

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  48. DEF
    Laird, Hibberd, Simpson, O’Shea, Murray, Doedee
    (Morgan, Keefe)

    MID
    Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Banfield, L.D.U
    (Barry, Kelly, Holman)

    RUC
    Martin, Gawn
    (Cameron)

    FWD
    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Higgins, Fritsch, Garlett
    (Ahern, Ryan)

    All thoughts and comments would be much appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    1. I think a 6 premium midfield unbalances a team making D and f F a bit light on. You may wish to consider Crouch or another to Dow or Brayshaw, Morgan or O’Keefe to Sicily and Higgins to Christensen or Ah Chee (WC)

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  49. Thoughts here fellas?
    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Ellis, Saad, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Keefe)
    MID: Danger, Titch, Ablett, Kelly, Fyfe, Libba, LDU, T Kelly (Starcevich, Fogarty GEE, Holman)
    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Walters, Mclean, Christensen, Ahern, Fritsch (Garlett, Venables)

    Is taking the mid priced ruck punt a good idea??

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    1. Don’t mess around in the rucks
      When Lycett gets dropped (and he will get dropped) you will need to find 150-200k minimum and burn a trade just to avoid a zero, all because you wanted to save a few bucks. Same thing goes with people considering Dawson Simpson.
      Pick two rucks that will play 20+ games and sort out the money issues elsewhere

      (in my opinion)

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  50. If Jeremy Howe plays the second JLT and is named RD1 should he be considered? Currently have him as my D3 but could go to Hurley, Yeo or Simmo and still have 100k left

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  51. Ok guys, am I nuts with starting this Team?

    Yep Laird Hibberd
    Shaw Doedee Murray
    Finlayson Miers

    Danger Mitchell Fyfe Cripps
    Coniglio Redden Omeara Dow
    Kelly Worpel Holmes

    Gawn Lycett
    Cameron

    Heeney Billings Smith
    Christenson Rioli Fritsch
    Ryan Garlett

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    1. Said it a couple times but I really think that if you try and be stingy in the rucks then you will get burned, especially when you’re picking people who are clearly not their clubs’ number one guy. Pick two ruckmen that you can finish the season with and build around that

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  52. Laird, hibberd, shaw, oshea, doedee, morgan, (murray, cumming)

    Dangerfield, Martin, mitchell, kelly, fyfe, cripps, ldu, holman, (banfield, barry, kelly)

    Kreuzer, Gawn (olango)

    Heeney, walters, mclean, ahern, venables, garlett (fritz, ryan)

    Rookies subject to change. Any suggestions?

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  53. Def: Hurley , laird, hibberd, Simpson , naughton , Doedee

    Mid: Martin , Fyfe , Gibbs , coniglio, redden, o’meara, Brayshaw , Brodie

    Ruck: Jacobs , gawn

    Fwd: heeney, Walters, Robinson, young, Christensen, fritsch

    Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated

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    1. Quite like the overall team.

      Gibbs is a very interesting choice, I would expect Sloane/Crouch to average more though. Think you may just be missing some real fire power in the mids with only Martin/Fyfe.

      Simpson and Young at D4/F4 might be a tad too strong, I’d look to relieve some cash from there and bring in a Danger/Kelly type.

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  54. Catta’s Clan Mk 4

    Def … Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, E Richards, Doedee, Finlayson (emg Murray / Mirra )
    Mid … Dusty, Mitchell, J Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Barry (emg Banfield, Kelly, Holman )
    Ruc … Jacobs, Gawn (emg D Cameron)
    Fwd … Heeney, Billings, D Smith, Ahern, W Rioli, Fritsch
    (emg Garlett, L Ryan)

    JLT, injuries & rookies to decide my final squad!

    Cheers Catta

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    1. Batting very deep in the midfield! Do love it though, I’m trying to squeeze Kelly/Cogs in but not enough room.

      Rookies will call the shots come Rd1, but both the fwd/def look a little thin due to current rookies on offer.

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  55. Totally agreed, Hutta

    Hence the depth in the midfield for mine, I feel all going well I’ve got 13 x potential 100+ scorers & 2 x potential 90+ scorers in Smith ( due to extra midfield time ) & Shaw ( due to injuries & departures at GWS in defence )

    The R1 rookies selections down back & up front will determine my potential to starting with this midfield, time will tell Hutta 😉

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    1. FWIW I’ve got Brayshaw (Freo) at M6 and I feel balanced, if I can get Cogs there instead I will, but M7 Cogs is crazy 😛 if it works though, well done!

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      1. Yes, I do like Brayshaw & Dow at m7 too!!!!

        I had R Gray as f3, until the 1 week suspension & D Smith entered Catta’s Clan….therefore giving me enough to slip Cogs in at m7 with only $9k in the bank!

        Just joined Twitter, OMG information overload for Catta this week-end 🙂

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    2. Since there is no plethora (or so it seems) of rookies in either fwd or def would people not be better of trying to squeeze one more premo/midpricer in at D4/F4 and having 3 rookie mids (M6-M8) to generate the cash that the fwd/def rookies wont be generating?

      Just a thought, cheers

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      1. Very good point, not so Clueless!

        Having my current team, I’ve left myself a possible downgrade in the midfield & importantly potential to net $250+k to upgrade either / both in defence or forward pending R1 team selections at this stage.

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  56. DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibbard, deodee, coffield, murray

    MID: Danger, Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Congilo, Graham, Brayshaw

    RUCK: Jacobs, Gawn

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Christensen, Rayner, Stephenson, Ahern

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      1. Doedee at D4 and Christensen at F3 means a lot of work has to be done to get those lines complete.
        As much as we’d all love to have your M1-5 midfield you may have to find cheaper options to add more depth to other areas.

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  57. Ok after some soul searching thanks to the thumbs downs. I’ve slightly tweaked. Only issue I have is no Damgerfield.

    Yep Laird Hibberd
    Shaw Doedee Murray
    Finlayson Miers

    Dusty Mitchell Kelly Fyfe
    Cripps Coniglio Brayshaw Dow
    Kelly Worpel Holmes

    Gawn Lycett
    Cameron

    Heeney Billings Smith
    Christenson Rioli Fritsch
    Ryan Garlett

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      1. Hey Matteo,

        Lycett is the only obvious weak link IMO, down grading either Shaw or Christenson will allow another premium ruck.

        I think it’s a solid line up with 13/14 keepers!

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  58. i believe we’ll be short of genuine fwd rookies. Is that making the likes of Z. Fisher, L. Partington, J. Simpkin’s the opportunity to start in our teams as F4 or 5?

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  59. Laird Hibberd Sicily Doedee Murray Finlayson ( L.Murphy & Mirra)

    Danger Dusty Tmitch JKelly MCrouch Fyfe Cripps Barry (TKelly Worpel JBrown)

    Gawn & Lycett (Olango) – Sunday loophole

    Heeney Barlow DSmith Stephenson Ahern Ryan (Garlett & Ballenden)

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  60. Not sure about it would appreciate thoughts

    Def- Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, O’Shea, Doedee, Garthwaite (Finlayson, Murphy)
    Mid- Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, O’Meara, Brayshaw, Barry (Starcevic, Banfield, Fogarty)
    R- Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
    F- Heeney, Greene, Billings, Gray, Stephenson, Garlett (Fritsch, Sparago)

    Cheers

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    1. Gray suspended Rd 1, Greene will struggle to ready by then too. O’Shea, Starcevic, Spargo all couldn’t get a game JLT 1 so would look elsewhere for rookies
      Agree with your 3 defensive premiums though.
      Jacobs is reliable but think he will struggle to be top 5 in points per game

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  61. Def : Hurley , laird , hibberd , Bowes , naughton , doedee

    Mid : Martin , Mitchell , Fyfe , Cripps, coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow, Brodie

    Ruck: Martin , gawn

    Fwd: heeney, Billings , Smith , De Goey, Christensen, fritsch

    Any ideas for improvement guys ?

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  62. Def: Yeo, hibberd, saad, marchbank, Obrien, doodle, (Murray, Keefe)
    Mids: Danger, Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, congliglio, Dow, Barry, (ban field, Garlett, Holman)
    Rucks: Gawn, Simpson
    For: Heeney, Greene, smith, Sicily, Frisch, Ryan (Rioli, smithkowski)
    Thoughts pondered..

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    1. I’d prefer to see Sicily in defence, don’t really think Saad is SC relevant, like the Marchbank pick, not sold on Simpson, Lycett may be a better option

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      1. Sicily also offers a handy DPP link in Def/Fwd if someone like a Harry Dear eventually ends up getting a gig.

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  63. Improvements or suggestions?

    DEF: Hurley, Laird, Lloyd, O’Shea, O’Brien, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)
    MIDS: Danger, Martin, TMitch, MCrouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Dow, LDU (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    RUCKS: Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
    FWDS: Heeney, Greene, DSmith, Starcevich, Ahern, Ryan (Venables, Fritsch)

    23k ITB
    Rookies subjects to change

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  64. Think i have a few too many risks a d qould love to have fyfe and or cripps but here is the team

    Hibberd, laird, lloyd, L.Macdonald, brayshaw, doedee…. murray, mirra

    Mitchell, kelly, merrett, coniglio, armitage, dow, brayshaw, LDU….. holman, kelly, ahern

    Gawn, jacobs…. cameron

    Heeney, billings, smith, petracca, christenson, keefe……..higgins, rioli

    What should i keep or change

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  65. Hey guys just a question about my on field rookies atm, here’s there posi in the team

    DEF – Doedee(D5), Mirra(D6), (Finlayson, Payne)

    MID – Brayshaw(M6), LDU(M7), Kelly(M8), (The Worpedo, Ainsworth, Holman)

    FWD – Ryan(F8), (Garlett, Fritsch)

    My worry is with only $63k left do I have enough rookies for cash gen to get to full premo??

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  66. thoughts on my team appreciated

    def – laird, hibberd, simpson, o’shea, doedee, murray (cumming, goddard)

    mid – danger, dusty, titch, kelly, fyfe, cripps, LDU, barry (kelly, garlett, holman)

    ruck – jacobs, gawn (olagno)

    fwd – heeney, billings, sicily, higgins, ahern, w. rioli (fritsch, ryan)

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    1. 65k in bank

      tossing up between sicily and d. smith

      thoughts on a. brayshaw from freo? had a great first jlt team game.

      happy with mid rookies, fwd rookies im okay with.

      worried about my def rookies

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  67. updated team please post thoughts

    def – laird, hibberd, sicily, coffield, doedee, murray (cumming, finlayson)

    mid – danger, dusty, titch, kelly, fyfe, cripps, andrew brayshaw, LDU (kelly, barry, holman)

    rucks – gawn, jacobs (olango)

    fwd – heeney, billings, d.smith, ahern, rioli, fritsch (garlett, ryan)

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    1. 70k in the bank.

      both sicily and d. smith may be risky, shy of one big premo down back potentially.

      worried about def rookies.

      not sure about having both brayshaw and LDU

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  68. G’day guys,
    Been a month or two since I last posted the team. With Vardy going down today and NicNat not looking likely, Lycett has made his way into R2. I just have zero confidence in any of the other ruckmen atm, so hoping that Lycett plays some early games and then upgrade when the premium ruck for 2018 shows his face.
    The team may look a bit mid-pricey, but don’t have a lot of confidence in some premiums (especially up forward) and trying to look for a bit of value. Feel free to tear it apart and good luck with all of your pre-season preparation.

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Hanley, Doedee, Finlayson (Payne, Murphy)
    MID: Danger, Titch, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Redden, T.Kelly, Barry (Ahern, Banfield, Holman)
    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Olango)
    FWD: Billings, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Venables (Ryan, Fritsch)
    $42,700 in the bank.

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  69. I like the side a lot. If you could find a way to upgrade Lycett would be a great side. There is always the chance Naitanui may be back early in the season .
    Maybe Redden to a premium rookie might do it. Martin /Jacobs etc should score the same as Redden and rookie would match Lycett plus have more money making power. Also would be easier spot to fill with a fallen premium after a few rounds.

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