Small or Far Away, Father Dougal on Cows
In the past, I’ve been so traumatized by the byes I had to let my imaginary interlocutor write Cow Talk, and when he was traumatized the Hamster even took over. This year things are far worse, yet I’m doing fine. Why? Company. With the Eagles and Tigers going to the R14 bye, well, We’re all hosed.
Is there any way to avoid this hosing?
Up you nose with a rubber hose!
Well, it launched the career of John Travolta. I figured you never know.
Um, moving on, we’re hosed and not up the nose.
And what are we going to do about it?
In addition to complaining, we’re going to make spreadsheets and then plan trades and then see how few players we have over the rest of the byes and then get creative!
Well, that sort of depends on the specific team?
So you got nothin.
Yeah. Well, sort of. I already talked about not panicking over donuts, so there is that. Since we have two extra trades, I can see using them to fix issues you might otherwise be stuck with. I, for example, am now able to give up on Hunter Clark.
Yeah. I have no clue what is up with him, but he is being kept out of the mids, and not getting a lot of time on ground, and he scored a…scored a…..deep breath, 24 last round. He has the R14 bye, so’s I am trading him now for someone who has had their bye. Not ideal, but worth trying.
How about the people, which is most people, who do not have Hunter Clark?
Anyone not doing well with a R14 bye can be replaced and hopefully upgraded.
The other thing, which is again team dependent, is trading out anyone with a way high price, like too high, who has a bad bye, and swapping them to another just as good but cheaper player who will play in that bad bye. Zorko has been mentioned. There are probably others.
Yeah. I thought a lot, and when it came right down to it, there wasn’t a lot of clever on offer this week. Teams are different, and I think the most useful thing I have to talk about is just not panicking, being open to creative stuff, and not letting yourself get trapped by previous plans.
Good luck everyone!
Jordan Butts: Off to Moo-ron Mountain.
Nikolas Cox: He is playing in Round 14, ’nuff said.
Jack Buckley: Did not play
Jacob Koschitzke: Did not play
Thomas Highmore: A seventeen. Ugh. Stupid Sub-rule.
Nathan Murphy: Seems to have established a level and that level is pretty blah. Trade out at bye.
Jordan Clark: Did not play.
Changkuoth Jiath: Did not play.
Sam Berry: Did not play.
James Jordan: Punishing those of us who traded him out after his bad score. Keep until his bye.
Tom Powell: Did not play.
Lachie McNeil: Did not play.
Riley Collier-Dawkins: Didn’t even make his 40 BE. I forgot to change his bye, but the numbers are the same. Trade or hold as needed
Ryan Bynes: Very likely to make more cash before his bye. Trade then. There is a theme here with the R14 bye guys, I am sure you noticed.
Matt Flynn: Did not play.
Jordan Sweet: Did not play.
Robertson: Since he plays in R14, he might be a hold over his bye and trade out round 15.
Warner: Again – Last Week: Been so consistent I’m willing to say so and curse him. This Week: I cursed him. And If I recall correctly he won’t even play this week, which if true makes him a trade out.
Scott: Lost cash, will lose more, then make a lot back. He came right back in, which really leads me to think Bevo likes him.
Rowe: A bit disappointing really. Very likely to lose money if held. Very likely.
Bergman: Did not play
Farar: Did not play
Owies: Still growing
Poulter: Still growing, and wow is he good. I’m temped to hold him if I can get away with it.
Jones: A 17, well, so much for his cash generation.
Madden: Did not play
Weightman: Wow does he pass the eye test. I try to talk numbers but this bloke can really play. Might be F7 all season
Atkins: Did not play
Daniher: Back to his more recent normal. Soon to be a not cow. He’ll go low every once and a while and maybe high too, but seems to be settling in.
And I somehow lost the ability to uploads files, so the backup plan below.
Please let me know if I missed someone or messed something up.
Dodgy Advice: You know, if you have both Reeves and Flynn, you get two rucks round 14. Just saying is all….
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