Defenders: Goddard, Hodge, Gilbee, Macdonald, Kennelly, Hunt, Ladson
Em: Waters, Davis
Midfield: J Selwood, Mitchell, Harvey, Cooney, McVeigh, Martin
Em: Banner, Shuey
Ruck: Kreuzer, Hille
Em: Warnock, Lobbe
Forward: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Tippett, Ziebell, Williams, Ballantyne
Em: Rockcliff, Gumbleton (or dennis-lane)
$2,300 in the bank
I like it, tap. I like it a lot. Very similar to my own team in fact. Lot of captaincy options, good number of DPP’s, all the right rookies (Gumbelton aside) and a few cash cows. I give it an 8.5.
Defenders – Almost every single one of these blokes has either spent time in my backline in previous revisions of this year’s team or are in now. You’ve got a healthy number of Defender/Midfielders (Goddard, Hodge, Gilbee and Ladson) but I notice you haven’t got any D/M’s in your midfield meaning (and I think I’m interpreting the new rule correctly) that you can’t take advantage of the new flexibility by swapping blokes between the 2 positions. A couple of others you may want to consider for your midfield are James Kelly and his 89.20 average and/or Jason Gram. Ladson hasn’t really performed to expectation so far this year. I’m in 2 minds at the moment: keep him or sub him out for Levi Greenwood. Waters only had a 27 last week but at least he will get played if, and its still a big if, he can stay healthy. With the Crows dropping like flies at the moment Davis should get plenty of opportunities.
Midfielders – Again, I’ve considered strongly almost all these blokes this year. No issues here at all other than the D/M thing I just mentioned but I notice with Boomer in the middle and Pav/Jay-Z in your forward line you’re taking advantage of M/F DPP switches.
Rucks – The weakest link in your team. Personally, I’m not convinced about Hille’s knee yet. Still consider him to be a risk. If Kreuzer goes forward this year as he’s expected to he should score pretty well. With Tippett in your forward line you may want to consider Petrie in the ruck for R/F DPP reasons. Up until this morning we had the same bench. I traded Lobbe out for Jordan Roughead because I really don’t like the Power and if presented with a decent alternative I’ll take it every time but either should do well as a cash cow.
Forwards – We have virtually the same forward line. I swapped Williams out for Big Bad Barry a couple of weeks ago and in my 2nd bench position I have Podsiadly. Gumby hasn’t convinced me he’s totally out of the injury woods yet and TDL didn’t get played last week after only scoring 17 against the Blues in NAB1. I think you can do better than both these blokes.
Footnote: If anyone knows if I’m not interpreting the new DPP rule correctly please let me know. The rule states: “By popular request, we’ve updated SuperCoach in 2010 to allow for more flexibility. If, for example, you have a Forward who was selectable as a Defender AND a Defender originally also available as a Forward, you may now SUBSTITUTE the two between positions, without costing you a trade.” So by my understanding you have to have two D/F’s in your team, one at each position to take advantage of this new flexibility.
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