The Maulers 2012

Written by Motts on March 31 2012

Well, here they are. Here’s some of the thinking that went into the structure and players in the team:

Aiming for – cash league win

Bye strategy – R13 Dive

Ruck structure – after watching Giles’ game last week 1/3

Defenders – other than Lake (who I’ve decided to risk), there seemed to be less value down back than there was up front so I loaded up on an extra premium (Birchall) in the backline. Rueing trading out Bugg. The backline premiums lend themselves beautifully to my bye strategy.

Permacaptain – GAJ.

Midfield – grabbed a couple of blokes (Gibbs and Cotchin) who to me looked underpriced for their potential.

Forwards – Dangerfield came in late when Robbie Gray didn’t get up for R1. Really hoping I don’t regret that one. Other opttions were Jordan Lewis and Mitch Robinson.

 

Cash left: $75,500.

OK, tear it to pieces.

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51 thoughts on “The Maulers 2012”

  1. I like the team. Plenty of good differentials. Are you copping a donut in Rd 1 though? No forward line emergency for Pfeiffer?

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  2. No GWS defenders….. Hmmmm interesting.

    I don’t hate the team, and don’t love the team… More different to mine than I expected.

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  3. I like it, probably coz you had the balls to go for a few players I was thinking of but didn’t. Cotchin, Gibbs, Newman and kreuzar

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  4. Fair effort Motts,

    I have no strategy… byes, injuries and rookie upgrades all played by ear.

    Dirty Kelsos 2012

    DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Adcock, Lake, Clarke, Mohr, Bugg (Ellis, Boumann)
    MID: Pendlebury, Ablett, Selwood, Pavlich, Martin, Shiel (Smith (WB), Magner)
    RUCK: Cox, Giles, (Redden, Rowe)
    FWD: Franklin, Goodes, Fyfe, Hale, Porplyzia, Smith (GWS), Smedts, (Hall, Dickson)

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  5. Like it Motts. Thrown in your own personal blue touch. Kruze is your make or breaker. So far so good there though.

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  6. Wow that backline is gold plated. Very nice Motts. Why the inclusion of Fyfe with your dive strategy? Cyril & JRoo not in consideration?

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  7. I’ve got a very similar side with the key difference being I went a fifth forward (sidebottom) instead of a back. No Pendles is an interesting move.

    As an aside Motts, what did you think of Scotland Thursday night? I have him but he looked slow (and old maybe?) so I’m worried.

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  8. I like it. My forward line is packed, and my backline is bare – so I went opposite there. However, thus far it looks like your choice was the better with Ellis, Morris, Boumann and Clarke not performing as I had hoped they might (and Sidebottom looking to continue proving why he is a DT specialist).

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  9. Backline is so very impressive.
    Mids are solid, solid, solid. I love Gibbs. Had him last year and was impressed. Imagine if you had Kennedy on field, you’d have gained 850+ easy! (inc. GAJ as Capt too…)
    Up to there I *love* your team.
    Rucks -we’ll see.
    FWD line the weakness.
    Impressive salary cap.
    8.5/10

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  10. Good team Motts!

    I like the Kreuser and 3 rookie strategy – I didn’t have the balls to do it!

    Honestly, I think your mid is a bit underdone because I don’t see Cotchin AND Gibbs being top 10 in the midfield, which is ideally what you want at the end of the year … unless you are planning to trade one of them out.

    I’m surprised that with 5 premium defenders you couldn’y fit Broughton in? Why is that?

    But I like the team. Good rookies and mid-pricers well!

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  11. Like the Kreuzer 1/3 set up, I had that back in January and was pondering a return to it last week, but, am happy with the ruck set up I went with.
    Cotchin & Gibbs are interesting p.o.d’s, if they end up as your M 5 & 6, you’ve probably done well.
    Everything else is much of a muchness to my eyes, you loaded up the backs, it coulda been a different line.
    Hope I’m drawn to play you R 13 😉

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