Cow Talk R9 → R10

Written by Father Dougal on August 3 2020

Small or Far Away – Father Dougal on Cows

Hi Everybody!


Well, we’re at the second halfway points of the season now. Do you know what that means?

No. I’d make a joke but I’m too tired from staying up to watch footy. 

I’m not tired, nope not at all nope nope wide awake awake awake awake!

And we now know not the let the hamster drink coffee. An important take away from the week.

Anyways, now that we are in the second half of the season, I think it might be a good idea to be thinking in terms of counting down to the end of season and not up from the beginning.  There’s normally a beginning part of the season and then a middle part and then an end part. Week 10 would normally be the end of the beginning. Maybe the start of the middle. But now it is the start of the end. With 6 fewer weeks, we’re really at week 16 in terms of trading and finishing teams and holding cows. So when making decisions about who to trade and all that, remember it is really week 16 with just 7 weeks left and not week 10 with 13 weeks left.

So what week is it…?

It is round 10 on the site. It is the tenth round of the season, but it is also week 16 in terms of how near we are to being finished.

How does that matter?

Well, normally I would be tempted to hold onto Rankine with 13 weeks left. But with just 7 weeks left, he just won’t have time to grow much more so his extracted time/cash value is already negative. If you need to play him on field and you are not worried about his value, that’s different, but with so many good value forwards, how good a plan is that really? It may be worth a shot, and best 18 makes guys who’s scores vary a lot more useful, but, as a money maker he may already be done.

So, now he will score a few tons to prove you wrong!

Only if I trade him out

Are you going to?




This week’s commentary is again brought to you by the Cow Talk Advisory Panel.

I’m the hamster and I am afraid a lot

I’m the Imaginary Interlocutor and go with my feelings

And I’m me, and I try to make productive use of thinking. Emphasis on the “try”.

Due to the short turnaround, there will probably be reduced comments





Starcevich: We know who he is, use him however you need

Noble: I traded him out. That bastard. Symbolic of my season really.

Brander: Did not play

Young: Did not play

Hamil: Bhleck.







Brown: Did not play

Pickett: Wow, Rule of Three time!

Mcinerney: Did not play

Hayden: One more week

Serong: I do not own him, got Hill instead. Also symbolic of my season. If you  own him, I hate you. A little.

Caldwell: Both this and last week: Why are we even talking about this guy? Is he owned?  Well, about 1.7% of teams. At least for now we cover him. He’s sort of slowly making money when he is able to get a game in. Curse of GWS cows.

Hibberd: Didn’t play but I hadn’t run him before, so adding here for reference.

Simpson:  Looks like a lot of money left in him, and maybe points.

Mayes: I have no idea what to make of him. Me either! Me either!








Both last and this weekI’m afraid he will putter along, playing and scoring 40-45 and just being blahI’m hoping he will putter along, playing and scoring 40-45 and just being blah.  I’m pretty sure his having a job and a Fwd/Mid swing is more important than getting cash from him. Someday He’ll put up a money score.

King: Gonna make money, but not so much you have to hold.

Taylor: Not the best week  for him to get hurt, unless you traded him out. Still has his job, but likely to drop a lot in ownership

Vandermeer:  I’m afraid he will lose more money! 

Rankine: Oh, see above.  But to sum up, looks ready to cull after just 4 weeks. BIG decision on keeping v trading, as he could do jut about anything.

The Eggman-Smith

Georgiades: Again seems to have more money in him.


Dodgy Advice

I think Rankine is ready to cull probably qualifies.  This week is filled with obvious moves, so obvious I am not going to even bother mentioning them!

Remember the Cow Talk guarantee, all advice wrong or triple your money back! (Offer not valid if money is actually involved.)

I have been forgetting to mention: I am time zonally challenged.  When Cow Talk goes live, I’m probably asleep, so replies from me may take a while.

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17 thoughts on “Cow Talk R9 → R10”

  1. In order to get both Duncan and Stewart this week, I have to cull both Rankine and Simpson. Hurts because they likely have more money to make, but getting two heavily discounted premos is just irresistible.


    1. Noone can see into the future BUT based on this season how are you not sold on Duncan??

      Actually, scratch that.

      I brought him in the week he got injured as a canny POD. I’ve lived through his crap score, his missed week and have loved his two high scores since returning. I encourage the SCT community to continue to look elsewhere while he piles on the points and pick up a Relton Roberts 2.0.


      1. Ha ha.

        Well done Roo Bloke.

        Duncan has always been a great ball user and Wingman/outside runner ( meters gained )
        This year with T Kelly gone, he has been seen at a heap more CBA’s and his numbers have approved by more than 10ppg.

        Thats pretty rare for a guy his age. I guess..Boak did it last year.

        Having owned Duncan the back end of last year.I think the only downside to him is… he does get the odd soft tissue injury. He has already tweeked a hammy as you said.

        At his price right now with the potential to go 110+ for the rest of the year. I would be more than willing to take that risk.

        I’m going Stewart, or I might have given him a look myself.


  2. Thanks Father.

    Cheers for adding the new cows.

    I ended up trading Williamson ( Bye this week) to McKay last round.

    I’m not sure about you but Sam Draper ticks a heap of boxes as a rookie on the bubble this week.

    No Bye.( ESS)
    Seems best 22
    Ruck cover.
    Solid first score.
    Big wraps from the Bombers supporters I know.

    I’m running with Ryder at R2 atm, so for me Draper is a no brainer.

    Choo Choo…

    Get on the Draper Cash Train. Save that downgrade kids. Train leaves 7.49 Friday night.

    Thanks again FD

    Love ya work.


    1. Yep Freo Tragic, I feel there will be a lot of similarity in people’s trades this week. A lot of people will be seeking a combo of Duncan, Stewart and Draper and Williamson and Rankine will exit a lot of teams to make it happen.


      1. I just can’t trade out Rankine yet.
        I get some peeps need too.
        You know he is going to light it up at some stage.
        With best 18 for the next 2 weeks you basically get a “free hit”

        Unless he starts to bleed too much cash next week ( another poor score ) I’m going keep him around a bit longer.


    2. FT, are you suggesting Draper to take Ryder spot, or at R3 ?? If the former, you will be giving up pts….if the later, it will be two trades to get any benefit.
      I love the boy being a mad bombers fan, but can’t see a way to get him in to benefit my SC side.


      1. R3 Whitey.

        I paid a bit extra for Comben R/F for this very reason.

        With the Bye rounds, I have pushed Ryder forward and have Draper at R2 just in case he puts a decent score I can use.

        I need all the cash growth I can get.

        Best of luck in these crazy times.


  3. Nice work as always FD.
    Is there an error in Egg-man’s Price column?
    And Georgiages played in round 1 not 7.


    1. If there is an error in the Egg-man’s price I am not seeing it. What are you thinking is wrong? (Aside from him not being a forward. )

      I will fix Georgiages for next round, but that is just cosmetic and has not effect on any calculations.


      1. I didn’t go into great detail, thinking that you’d spot it just by the mention.
        Egg-man scores are shown to match the SC data but his price differs. i.e.
        Still greatly appreciate all your work. Entertaining and informative.


        1. Oh, those are just informational! I was looking at the projections. I can update those for next week. Thanks!



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