Cow Talk – Round 20

Written by Father Dougal on August 12 2015

Small or Far Away – Father Dougal on Cows

Like sands in an hourglass, so are the trades of our lives…..meaning for most of us, cows are far away, or small….? Writing about them anyway though, for those wise/lucky enough to save trades.


Oxley did not play.

Brown remains himself.

McIntosh went for 68 and has a BE of 52. Play him, sell him, make him write bad checks.

Saad dropped a smidge after a 45. BE of 93. Beware his 107 going out of his TRA for his price will drop a lot without another big score to prop it up.

Lever posted a blah plus one 61 but still went up thanks to his good score week before last. “If you want cash from him, keep him one more week and then cull him unless he has another big score.” I said, and now his BE is 86 and what went up is about to come down.


Ellis-Yolman saved us from another drop by not playing again. (and again and again and again and again)

Miller went for 77 and lost $15,700, which is $1,200 off from what I would have expected, which means something was off, or I just learned something interesting about how price rises work. I see no math errors but I am still leaning towards a mistake of some kind…..with a BE of 68 his price is as stable as his scores. (hard to go wrong with that one….)

Vandenberg is hurt and done for the season. Sad, stable price now. Would have loved to see what he could have done injury free.

Boston has embraced the Wombat, having gone for 17 and lost his cow status. BE of 74 implies more drop to come.

O’Brien went up after a 65, with a new BE of 87 he’s likely to go back down a bit, and than back up a bit.


Lobb Went 1 over his BE of 68 and went up $13,400, which is $1,000 more than I predicted, so now I am thinking there *is* something wacky up with end of season price changes. When I have more time I’ll be looking into that. His average is about his BE now, so not much more excitement here I suspect.


Steele did not play and thus spared himself another round of Muppet comparisons.

Hogan Passed has his BE of 113 and rose, wow! Now he has a BE of 35, so probably going up more. He sure has been good this season, averaging over 80. If not for Cripps he might have been the top rookie.

Clark did not play. Next season I’m going to need a rule for dropping coverage of a guy like him. Such as “whenever I feel like it if he isn’t playing.”

Krakouer, as expected did not play again. Soon maybe? He only has BE of 37 and might go up enough to help people like me buy a better player if he ends up being upgraded Week 23.

Tarrant followed his big score with a nice 68. His new BE is just 15, so almost sure to rise again. We’ll see after next week; he may top out or may do well again and have a shot at more money. Sure a big change from his long streak of blah.

Lonie went for 53 and has a BE of 29. So probably back up a little and then pretty stable again.

New Cows

Alex Pierce was given a new position and started scoring! Wow! An 84 with a BE of (drum roll) -3! If you have him, it is actually possible that he will break $300k in two weeks and be someone you can upgrade from. I sure wish this had happened sooner when it could have been taken more advantage of, but he’ll be a number one backup if he can keep the 80s up.

Hamling is a $100 short of being a cow, but I am a generous soul (looks up and checks for storm clouds) and so will write him up anyway. He’s boring old Hamling. BE of 38, likely to score 50-60. Not likely to figure into anyone’s plan except as a backup. I had such hopes.

Caleb Daniel also grew from calf to cow this week. BE of 37, scores about 60, he’s sort of like Hamling if he was a forward.

Random Cow Thoughts:

Nice to see some mid season calves bump it up a notch and turn cow! Too late for most of us I expect, but you never know.

One thing I wonder for next season is keeping one high end cow around as a backup to save trades maybe. Something to ponder during the off season.


Author: Father Dougal

First time player, new to both Supercoach and the AFL. Having fun though! Now a second time player. Let's see if I learned anything! Oh, I learned a little. Now a third year player and running out of excuses.

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3 thoughts on “Cow Talk – Round 20”

  1. Thanks for the article FD. Unfortunately I am stuck with my Cows now that I have only 1 trade left.
    Edwards finally scored well while warming my bench, typical for 2015!!



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