The One-Weekend-Preseason-Cup-With-No-Trophy is finally here, and it all starts tonight at Stan Lee Stadium with the Blues taking on the Saints. I’ve been abusing the trade button since December and this is how my current mob looks. Don’t panic, I only have about 3000 trades to go before the first bounce in two weeks…
Like everyone else, I have little to no faith in rookie defenders this year so I’ve gone with four ‘keepers’ at the back. Everyone should have Lloyd and Laird, and I think Midfield Mills is a good pick (if a little over-priced).
Everybody has forgotten about Doc and that’s the way I like it. Averaged 92 last year coming off back-to-back ACLs, and has apparently recovered well from his off-season surgery. He’s still the Blues general at the back and should score above his price tag.
The rookies – honestly who the hell knows! I like Jones but he’s playing for a very strong team, the others are just place holders at this stage.
Don’t care about Lachie’s calf injury. He repeatedly saved me from pure disaster last year. He’s in.
Oliver looked surprisingly good in the scratch match so he’s back in. Danger and Cripps are easy picks, but I’m not as convinced by Rowell. Keeping the faith, but watching very closely this weekend.
Dow looks like a different player this year and I think most of the rookies pick themselves – although they’re all subject to change, naturally.
Last year was an absolute debacle. I’m not doing that again. Lock ‘n’ load.
Dusty looks fit and Heeney is underpriced. They’re the only non-rookies in the forwards because the def rooks suck so bad and Father Dougal’s rule number four is gospel. I’d like to fit Ziebell in there instead of Campbell, but not sure where to get the $$$ from.
I’m sure I’m not alone is saying that the reduced exposure for rookies in the pre-season this year is killing me. Need a couple of the coin tosses to cement their places this weekend so I can build a team around them.
Current bye structure for the keepers is 2-4-7. Thinking about swapping Mills for Stewart, which would give me the preferred 3-4-6, but still thinking.
I originally had Dunks instead of Danger, but from comments during the week it’s clear the coach still hates him, so he’s out. I also think Zak Butters will have a great year, but sadly you can’t pick them all.
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