Position 2021 Rucks

Remove this Banner Ad

ike2112

Club Legend
May 29, 2012
1,511
1,155
Scotland
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Kingdom Kangaroos, Sandy Zebras
Felt 100% vindicated over not selecting Gawn....

...then realised that the direct result of that decision was that I had Rowe and Gulden on the bench, not even Emg, because I brought in other more established players... :straining:


Friend of mine though went all-in with the 3 rookie rucks and he's basically premo Fwd line already if Ziebell plays well - Dusty, Danger, Zorko, Phillips, Higgins and Ziebell. Actually looks a great shout right through the byes if the amount of rookie FWD/MIDs keep playing as he can switch them through the byes.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

Hawkboy62

Club Legend
Jan 4, 2016
1,776
2,450
AFL Club
Hawthorn
I didn't see the game, but what are the rucks doing differently in the Lions vs Swans game?
They both tonned up :eek:
Both A grade rucks, obviously. Young Sydney mids hadn't been drinking as much bathwater as the Lions.

If Grundy doesn't ton up I might switch to Martin(pref) or Hickey on the bubble. Grundy will have a huge BE, whereas the other will have negative BE's. So probably 100+k profit over a couple of weeks.

Grundy at his peak was never a great tap ruckman, but he was like an extra on baller who was also a mobile marking target like English. Work rate and round ground efficiency were poor last year. If he can't ton up against Carlton he's gone.
 

A Bit Dusty

2017🏆2019🏆2020🏆
Oct 6, 2017
3,536
8,221
AFL Club
Richmond
Both A grade rucks, obviously. Young Sydney mids hadn't been drinking as much bathwater as the Lions.

If Grundy doesn't ton up I might switch to Martin(pref) or Hickey on the bubble. Grundy will have a huge BE, whereas the other will have negative BE's. So probably 100+k profit over a couple of weeks.

Grundy at his peak was never a great tap ruckman, but he was like an extra on baller who was also a mobile marking target like English. Work rate and round ground efficiency were poor last year. If he can't ton up against Carlton he's gone.
Yes I'm the same I will give Grundy another week but Grundy to Hickey Nets $387,100 that can be Highmore to May and I have 6 premos down back.
 

Bollox

Show Pony
Jun 29, 2006
17,453
14,271
Nthn Beaches
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
BBGFC and LRGC
Contemplating a longer term rainy day option.
Marshall and ROB 2019 revisited ?
If Flynn does f'all today, park all my cash from Rnd 1 trades with Hickey at R3 :oops:. Hopefully get to 400+K before bye rnds. Then persist with Grawndy

NAhhhhh stoooopid. I'll just rage trade that manbun sporting purse carrying pinko lezzo woke flog straight to Hickey and upgrade Joe D to Dusty.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

The Flying Belgian

Third Tall
May 5, 2005
11,604
8,342
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
NYGiants|UO|Peterborough|Blazers
I ended up going this ridiculous setup and left 650k in the kitty in case I had to just bail out and get Gawn. Still early days, but hopefully Meek will score a little better going forward so I can spend the money elsewhere. And yes I know this is a dumb ruck setup and will blow up in my face.
View attachment 1082906
Exactly the same as mine, but at least we can say we tried.

I can’t remember the actual name, but there’s a fallacy about expecting the same thing to keep happening over and over. There’s a very good chance this strategy won’t work, but it should be obvious to anyone that stoppages will decrease and therefore ruck scoring.

Now I’m no fancy high-falutin’ Wall St guy, but I’d have thought a lot of the game is like investing - I just chose to “invest” my savings into other areas I thought were undervalued opposed to those that were.
 
Last edited:

00Stinger

Duel Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
26,282
29,430
@ HOME
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Good point so I will go Gawn to Martin & Grundy to Hickey net profit $866,300 enough to upgrade to 2 performing premo's elsewhere :thumbsu:
Hold Gawn, the last couple of years his worst game of the H&A season has come in round 1. And for as poor a game he played he still almost scored 100

Grundy is the concerning one though imo
 

Maybe Tomorrow

Club Legend
Dec 7, 2019
1,565
3,828
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Manchester United, All Blacks
I think an improving English and negative Martin double team, was too much for him.

FWIW, I think both Gawn and Grundy will be fine long term.
Agree with this, but you'd want better performances this week vs Hunter and pittojet. Grundy in particular under the microscope.
 

ike2112

Club Legend
May 29, 2012
1,511
1,155
Scotland
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Kingdom Kangaroos, Sandy Zebras
Yes I'm the same I will give Grundy another week but Grundy to Hickey Nets $387,100 that can be Highmore to May and I have 6 premos down back.
If you're going to make this sort of change then surely McInerney makes more sense. You still save some cash, and realistically this year he could be within 10 pts avg of the top ruckmen since he scores in a variety of ways. You are not finishing the year with Hickey, there's every chance Sydney aren't either, but its all-in for McInerney for the Lions.
 

Remove this Banner Ad