The Motts Manoeuvre – Luke Hodge

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 24 2017

Tom Papley was the surprise packet of Rd1 last season with his 104 pts on debut against Collingwood.  Our very own Motts capitalised on Papley’s score by using him as an emergency loophole.  His non-player on the field was Dayne Zorko who was suspended until Rd2.  So not only did Motts use Papley’s score, he was able to pick up a POD for the remainder of the season (one that worked very well).  Hence…….the Motts Manoeuvre………From memory, Motts was in the Top100 for a time last season before finishing just outside the Top1000.   I’m sure he’ll inform us immediately 😉

 

This years Motts Manoeuvre involves Luke Hodge………..

The 33 year old former Captain of the Hawks has been a SC Warrior for many years but should we discard him so quickly?  In the first year of Supercoach (2005), Hodgey was THE player to have, notching up a massive 135 avg from 21 games played.  That is some rare air that he reached right there……reserved for the likes of only Ablett, Rockliff & Judd (132avg).  He’s produced a 100+ avg over seven seasons and with those credentials comes in at a starting price of $481 300 in 2017.

I still remember many SCT Coaches stating Hodge was ‘too old’ back in 2015 but ended up being one of the most sought-after DEFs.  Not too many backmen can produce the SC numbers that Hodge is capable of.  Hodgey still knocked up ten tons from seventeen games in 2015 (six were 115+) with a further five games over 80+ pts.

Having played in 13 & 17 games over the last two seasons, many will say that Hodge might need a rest from time-to-time.  While it’s not out of the question, Hodge is someone that commands a lot of respect on the football field.  He simply finds plenty of the ball, whether sweeping across half-back or drifting through the midfield.  Before you dismiss Hodge for being ‘too old’, remember that Kade Simpson & Corey Enright produced their career-best figures just last season in defence.  You’d be a brave man to dismiss Hodge altogether.

Caleb Marchbank looks to be the right option for the Motts Manoeuvre this season.  If you had the E on him last night, you can still bring in Hodge as your non-player on the field (during the course of the weekend).  If you’re confident on Hodge, you then have a massive POD for the next few weeks.  Is Hodge part of your plans?  Can he produce another 100+ season?

 

Any chance of using The Motts Manouevre on Hodge?

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    1. I forgot to set my emergencies *face palm* but was thinking of bringing in D.Cameron. Although bringing in a rookie is a lot harder to justify than a premo. And he might be more than a week away depending how bad/infected it is. Not sure if there are any premiums off the top of my head. Lids could have been a smoky but he might be a few weeks away too.

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      1. You could do some solid research today and possibly bring in Heeney…

        If you were wanting him from the start, he could be a handy POD but I’m not sure how is glandular fever is tracking.

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        1. Didn’t you read the Round 1 checklist article Hutta?

          Off topic question for you as resident rookie expert: Who has the best job security and scoring potential of Parfitt, Simpkin, Mountford, Taranto and Florent?

          I had Taranto as my F6 but then I could only afford Mountford or Parfitt as my M10. If I drop Taranto to Simpkin as F6 then I can afford Florent as my M10 but I like the look of Taranto. It’s doing my head in!!

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          1. I read it and commented on. I have no excuse and I am ashamed! Rookie “Expert” making a rookie mistake!

            Now that is an absolute doozy. I have re-written this so many times….

            Think I’ve settle on Mountford/Parfitt will be fine at M10 in this situation.

            Taranto’s scoring potential playing the middle/half forward in a possible premiership team should see him get a fair amount of support. Will get 4-5 weeks to really cement his spot in the team. This alone would outweigh others.

            In terms of the two above, Cunnington still has to fit back into NM and it looks like one of Hibberd/Mountford could make way based on the team they have at the moment. Mountford has better scoring potential than Parfitt, but he can also play a tagging role. His scoring dropped right over when he began tagging O’Meara. Very likely with Jacobs out Scott has opted for him to do the tagging but it’s a complete unknown. Me personally, would be backing in Parfitt.

            It’s really a line ball.

            FWIW – I have Taranto at M7 and Parfitt at F6 only because I am $300 short of Florent there myself.

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            1. Thanks mate. My thoughts exactly but it’s nice to hear it from a great SC mind.

              Parfitt and Taranto it is and I’ll pray that Parfitt holds his spot.

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            2. How about the Roos vs each other: Simpkin, Turner, Hibberd, and Mountford? Does the increased prices of Simpkin and Turner go along with increased anything else, or so you think just go with the cheaper Hibberd? (Not Mountford if I read the above correctly?)

              I am trying to pick one, I already have Florent and Parfitt, and since I can put Parfitt in Fwd or Mids I can take any of the guys from North above. Or the apparently named Schoenmakers?

              And who the heck is D Joyce from St Kilda!

              No pressure 🙂
              And thanks!

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              1. Oh Father I hope someone in the know answers this as these guys have all been racing through my head this last few hours. No closer to figuring it out.

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              2. Hibberd/Mountford as above. They will probably be a revolving door as NM get game time into heaps of rookies. I still have chosen Hibberd of the two.

                Turner will play 22 bar injury, average in the 60s but put up a massive score time to time. Simpkin will probably average similar but be eased due to his broken leg and might miss a couple.

                I’d go Turner over Schoenmakers. Turner more likely to go bigger and get a decent price rise. Scho will plod along and take the whole time til his bye to max out with 150k profit. Just expect a low score or two from Turner so loophole if you have the chance.

                DO NOT PICK JOYCE. It’s an error and he hasn’t been named. Already sucked about 10,000 coaches into it.

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                  1. And thanks very much!

                    Now I just have to decide if the increased JS is worth loss of money making from the much cheaper player…probably not…

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                    1. Scott said bar injury, Turner will play 22 this year. There’s a few putting their hand up for Hibberds role so expecting him to be in/out.

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  1. Motts got to 19 overall in R13 before fading late to finish around 5,000th (but winning his cash league for the second time in 2 years!)

    The other detail to note about the MM is that to bring in Zorko, I shipped off Barlow who if you’ll recall started 2016 like an absolute muppet. So I picked up Papley’s ton and a gun POD and avoided a spud!

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      1. Yep. There’s an old joke: Two bulls are standing on the top of a mountain. There are hundreds of cows grazing below. The young bull says, “Let’s run down there and f*ck a cow!” The old bull says, “No, let’s walk down and f*ck them all.”

        In my league there were plenty of young bulls running down the mountain, burning all their trades along the way. Mottsy hung back, took his time and then did a lot of f*cking.

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    1. Referring to yourself in the third person, I guess you can do that when you have a manoeuvre named after you!

      Love the idea but I wouldn’t touch Hodge this year (started to show signs of slowing down last year, turning 33 in June)

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  2. Like the manoeuvre, but Luke Hodge is not for me this year (until maybe very late in the season).

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I have Gawn & Sandi in the ruck, and then Nank in the FWDS.

    I can afford any of Preuss (RUCK only), D Cameron (RUCK / FWD) or Strnadica (RUCK / FWD).

    My thoughts are that Preuss would probably offer the best scoring / job security (although he has Majak Daw breathing down his neck for his place in the side), Darcy Cameron offers the ROCK / FWD link and may play some games, and that Strnadica is the cheapest & offers a good loophole option with Fyfe / Sandi.

    Would love to get some thoughts on who this wonderful community think the best option would be in this instance? Thanks in advance!!

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    1. If you get a Fwd-Ruck you can use Nankervis as a backup, so I would not use any pure ruck in R3. You want your forward backups to play for Nankervis who can back up your rucks. Odds are Your F7 or F8 will score more than any R3 you can find.

      I prefer a loophole myself, as do most experienced players (I think)

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  3. L9ve the concept. But a not to Hodge for me. I was kinda hoping Gawn was rubbed out for a week after the eagles game. What a POD he would of become.

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