Position 2021 Rucks

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gutsroy

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Think all roads lead to G&G.
Flynn at R3 not ideal, but a potential money-spinner if they can't / don't bring the mummy back to life or the league bans zimmer frames.
Like ROB as a potential challenger, but not really sure that's the zone for zigging where everyone else will be zagging. There are probably smarter risks.
Nank the value option but awkward, will need a trade at some stage.
Flynn at R2 a toxic special, who dares wins 🎖
 

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hoddo

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My recent teams had all seen Gawndy in the ruck as memories of last year's disastrous revolving door R2 position made me more and more reluctant to risk Preuss. Now he's injured and any temptation to take that risk is moot. I still feel Gawn's overpriced, but in the absence of Preuss there simply isn't a cheaper option with an upside that makes it worth replacing him.
 

Me Myself and I

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What's G&G loopability via Treacy like?
Assuming you'd give up a lot of flexibility with Flynn at R3, doesn't seem ideal.
Reckon it depends who plays. If Flynn named for round one then him at R3. Put Treacy at F8 and if he is also named then bring in a 102k spud defender. If neither then Treacy at R3.
 

Me Myself and I

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I've never been a fan of deliberately picking someone to act as the VC loophole player. Chances are we'll all pick enough spuds who end up missing games anyway without deliberately adding another one into the mix.
But you have to look on the bright side that for the first few rounds you have 29 playing. Chances are slim but miracles do happen.
 

Andrew Birch

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But you have to look on the bright side that for the first few rounds you have 29 playing. Chances are slim but miracles do happen.
If such an unprecedented miracle occurs I'm already winning the 50k with or without the VC loophole ;)
I'm starting with 29 playing even if that means having 0 rookies on-field. And should one or two of my bench rookies be dropped I will use 1-2 corrective rookie trades to replace them. Can't afford to have the same farcical situation as last year playing with practically no bench cover for much of it.
 

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stevebbb

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Treacy is a chance to play round 1 so he’s not really a loophole player
Hard to see a rookie drafted 18 year old ruck playing over Lloyd Meek, somebody whose been in the system for a few years and is also having a great preseason.

Has an 18 year old ruck every played a game? I highly doubt it. Locked in as RUCK/FWD DPP donut for the year
 

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Hard to see a rookie drafted 18 year old ruck playing over Lloyd Meek, somebody whose been in the system for a few years and is also having a great preseason.

Has an 18 year old ruck every played a game? I highly doubt it. Locked in as RUCK/FWD DPP donut for the year
If Treacy is selected for Rd1 it will be as a KPF as a replacement for Tabs. If Meek is selected it will be as a replacement for Darcy.
 

WaynesWorld19

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Most people with Treacy have Marshall at F1 or F2 so that's the ruck strategy in case R1 or R 2 are injured. If he plays, it's a bonus
I agree ... we may have a playing R3 Rookie ... that IMO takes precedence over Treacy, who may not be required as a loop for Marshall till round 4

Hard to believe a foot hotspot can be fixed in 4 weeks
 

stevebbb

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If Treacy is selected for Rd1 it will be as a KPF as a replacement for Tabs. If Meek is selected it will be as a replacement for Darcy.
Ooooooh right, my bad. Still can't see it, just play Fyfe and Mundy as forwards, Cerra/Brayshaw/Serong will be fine in the middle
 

Jiska

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All this talk about Preuss going down. The big story for me is Marshall. Suddenly Paddy Ryder at R2 is tempting, with Flynn on the bench.

Ryder pretty consistently scored 90+ averages as a backup ruck. Surely he's their #1 while Marshall is out.
 

Mofra

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I agree ... we may have a playing R3 Rookie ... that IMO takes precedence over Treacy, who may not be required as a loop for Marshall till round 4

Hard to believe a foot hotspot can be fixed in 4 weeks
I'm a jinx. Marshall now out, stress fractures are bastards of injuries.
Based on my above form, "gee Nickelback are a tempting ruck option"
 

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