These teams with Neale at M5 are intimidating. He’s my M4 currently.Macrae, Steele, Miller, Oliver, Neale basically the 5 Uber locks I’m going with pending a crisis. No chance I’m taking a gut feel on a lower priced guy breaking out, I’ve been burnt too many times. Also trying to mitigate the risk of owning two mid premo’s from the same team with Covid so think this is easily the best starting balanced lineup. My only MP’s will come from the forward line this year due to the DPP that will happen and Milera down back.
These teams with Neale at M5 are intimidating. He’s my M4 currently.
Personally I'm not intimidated by a team running a donut every second week at D6. Come SC finals, I'm gambling they'll be a premo behind the more balanced starting teams with better cash gen.
Sure about that? I'm not taking the risk on Rowell at M5 who's in every second cookie cutter team and my F1 is cheaper than a 550k Dunkley who always gets injured, and I'll wait for Danger/RoMo/Fyfe to get FWD status before I make upgrades down there. Who says I'm fielding a donut at D6?
No I'm not sure. But putting such a huge investment into the starting midfield obviously means compromises somewhere else. Last year the starting rookie options in defence were dire. If that's repeated this year then every chance teams running 4 rookies in defense or 3 and a couple of speculative mid price or break out picks (Harmes, Clark from last year etc), will be up against it.
Also worth noting that it's looking like there will be a lot of potential cash generation in midfield and it can be very dangerous missing the boat on a must have rookie that makes 300+k when most of your competitors have him.
Also what happens if Dunkley starts the season like he did last year?
Risk works both ways. Sure Rowell and Dunks are risky picks - but it's risky not to pick them too!
Anyone starting trac?
bloke has figured the game out
He is durable as hell. Basically a walking 110+ for 22 games
Averaged 121 after his bye
Averaged 138 in the finals
Does he avoid the tag? Or do teams start going after him this year? I reckon they’ll go after Clarry who doesn’t like attention even though he’s a beast. De boer loves him and O’Connor did well too
With the amount of high end rookies it looks like well need to start I’m thinking it’s an area I can save 70k from doing Oliver to trac and not lose out too much?
Yes over the course of the year Clarry will probably average more but trac still hasn’t hit his ceiling imo and could average 120+. Only thing that affects his top end scoring is that he spends a lot of time forward like Bont where they lose those 5-10 points average to Macrae and Oliver who spend all their time on ball. Discuss away
My thinking toI love Trac, was all over him like a rash last year but never found a way to get him or Clarry in my side, hence why I was sh*t lmao
I haven’t even looked at the draw but it seems early days Trac was a heavy butcher with lower CP’s than expected and then post bye he simply went nuts and his CP’s went through the roof and the turnovers seemed to drop as he got more comfortable. Also have to remember it was his first PS training as a pure mid and after a year I think their whole team has gelled incredibly well and obviously is the reason they won the flag but I think he knows his own game better than anyone and he still has another gear to go.
I think he’s 115+ minimum, but could go 125 if he puts it together for a year easy.
In terms of the tag I think going after Trac is a lost cause, he’ll just take you forward and kick snags on you. Thing about him is that he’s always in the game now, something he lacked in his early years. Consistency is there, durability is there, in a good team that wins lots and has Gawn feeding him. Nearly a no brainer
Have had Clarry all pre season so far but trac is someone I want to own in 2022Tracc has another gear to go.
I've currently got the top 4 and Neale but he's next in line. I think he'll go around 120
Yeah I'm the same. I had Tracc all last year but not Oliver. I'm just leaning towards Clarry atm because I think Tracc will be easier to trade inHave had Clarry all pre season so far but trac is someone I want to own in 2022
Will aim to have both but not sure I want to start both if that makes sense
Yeah that’s the thing with guys in that 500-600k range if they start hot in the mids they’re easier to get in then the guys 650+ Who start the same. If Macrae goes Buck wild along with Steele the first month they’ll be 700+ and in need of 3 trades to get in.Yeah I'm the same. I had Tracc all last year but not Oliver. I'm just leaning towards Clarry atm because I think Tracc will be easier to trade in