I’d like to preface by saying; I miss the innocent days where we all made believe that we’d have cheap rookie options this season…
I’ve like many, have had to chop & change regularly. Post AAMI, this is how I’m sitting. R1 selections will most likely throw us all for a curve once again, but until then, ill sit on my hands.
Lloyd and Crisp, self explanatory. Barring injury (both as durable as it get) they’re both locks to be top 6 come season end. Set n Forget with these two. Whitfield and Sicily both associated with risk; however Whitfield has shown that massive ceiling that I just can’t resist @500k, if he also goes large for the first few rounds (ala Dunkley last season), with his high ownership %, it could leave me behind the crowd. Sicily was held accountable against the Tigers in the AAMI PS game. I do expect him to be more often than not in that loose intercept role (especially with Frost & Hartigan to return), however more than likely will have a dynamic role depending on team structure & opposition. @45ok, I still believe him to be a bargain knowing his ceiling, he’s been fit since late last season and if he ends up my D6, It would have been a successful season. Gibcus & Sinn could easily become a combination of Hinge/McCartin (via DPP) depending on availability. SDK getting a gig, gives us all a glimmer of hope, however wouldn’t want him on field. O’Drizzy hopefully gets a gig early.
I’d been debating; Clarry or Miller? After watching Touk with some help & Witts tapping to him, my choice was made for me. Steele & Macrae chose themselves. Fitting both Rowell & Berry in made quite the dilemma. Berry being 100k cheaper made the choice easier. JHF/Daicos/Ward, all guns that will get gametime. Stephens hopefully gets an extended run and makes some coin off the bench. Hollands enables some much needed DPP & MacDonald I’m expecting gets a run early on.
So I’ve got some explaining to do…
Yes I’m the user that was repping Sean Darcy quite religiously. And yes, I’m not starting him. My main concern with Darcy has been his durability, (even though he was on his best Terminator impression late last season). The demise of Gawn has been greatly exaggerated IMO. I’m hoping he gets given DPP in R6, if Darcy is fit n firing, Gawn will be moved forward and Darcy will come home. Grundy? First selection this season. J Hayes / Dixon / Comben / S Hayes – hopefully 2/4 of these start R1…
Dunkley – nothing I can say that hasn’t been said. Butters at F2 – great role, young, shown a huge ceiling and promised more mid time. Lock. Cogs (see Dunkley). Xerri at F4 will be an interesting pick to some. Goldy is 34 years old, North really need to start looking at the future without him and from what I can gather, Xerri should be getting a healthy chunk of the ruck duties. Rachelle & McCartin, both premium rookies that should be in everyone’s teams. Warm bodies need to be paid for. Speaking of, Durdin looks to be fine for R1 and finds himself @F7.
There it is, hopefully everyone has a great season and the SC Gods don’t throw too many leg spinners at us (RIP Warney).
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10 thoughts on “Team Reveal – Abs”
Solid mate. I think we might all be rolling the dice a bit with our forward lines early.
Completely agree with your opening sentence, they were innocent days indeed
Hahaha you’re right CJ, a lot of options in that 200-300k range in the FWD’s
Take me back lol
Quite a good team their Abs. I might just copy yours and stop thinking for myself.
Fairly similar to mine.
Main difference is I’m “following the rookies” and putting Rowell in at M4 instead of Macrae.
4ook for 10-20 points difference seems just too good value to pass up.
Suppose you’ll get the jump on everyone when you do that during week 3 corrections and manage to turn Gibcus into Dawson
Great team Abs!
Very similiar to mine. I’ve got Short as my D3 and Hewitt as my D4 as the only difference between us two. I did have Whitfield instead of Hewitt but the extra 100k allows me to load the bench, similiar to yours.
Hope the Sicily pick works out for you, my only question mark on the team given his regular sprays and potential to be put up forward. GL
Thanks LeGoat. Guess you’ve got a solid team on your hands too then 😉
Great team Abs, very well explained too
NO Darcy ??
I don’t blame you for jumping off. I’m actually looking to start Gawn too. My heart wants so badly to start Darcy. My SC brain just screams no !
The Team overall looks very solid. That defence is killer. My midfield is nearly the same, but I have 3 premo Forwards. Saying that..Xerri could work nicely.
PS… I like the new avatar . Sic.
Darcy still screaming for a spot, going to be interesting to see what we all lock in for Round 1.
Definitely a bit thin offensively, just don’t think anyone is must have at this point besides Cogs / Dunks & Butters.
Xerri best of the bunch at that 200-250 mark in my eyes. Don’t love Brodie / Ralphsmith or Curnow. If I can find funds Xerri may become McGovern….