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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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    Stokesy12
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    It’s a bit of a laugh the “i’m disappointed in my crappy CTWs scores” when most of those people bought … crappy CTWs. You can’t wring blood from a stone. I mean K Watkins, 21% of teams Then… but still scored 1100+… that’s coz the good players you bought in other positions are … scoring good. If you want to fix your CTWs you’ll have to make a sacrifice in those other positions… simple. Have made some mistakes in early picks but not expecting miracles out of nuffies either. Will be interested in seeing what Cook owners do personally ..… Read more »

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    Tbh Watkins doesn’t bother me that much, he got shifted to the wing. What bothers me more is Waqa Blake nuffing it despite playing a 3rd grade team.

    Stokesy12
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    Yeah Blake is one I thought had decent prospects… but couldn’t even get in on the Titans pantsing today

    OnTheBus
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    how did you start the season off?

    Stokesy12
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    about 10,000th mate. Jack Williams a massive hurt and went for a POD in JMoz to eventually sit in the Latrell corridor outside Keary but I don’t think he’ll make it in my team that long chuckle

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    Given the general uncertainty ATM, I’m punting Cook (have Api already) for either McInnes (if selected) or a cheapie (BB). At the very least, Cook>McInnes enables me to go Fusi>Isaako.

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    Watkins was basically a must-have given the dearth of CTW cheapies. Now granted, that doesn’t mean people have to play him in their 17s, but he scored well in R1, and in this round he was a victim of his team’s injuries, which not only caused a reshuffle, moving him out of position, but the entire structure of their attack shifted before the game and throughout it. It crippled them. The lack of cohesion and players out of position led to errors, which then led to all their energy being drained on defense; rinse and repeat. Even Kelly (500k), who’s… Read more »

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    He wasn’t a must have at all… maybe if you were playing the cheap CTW strategy he was… Of course some of the cheaper/mid-pricer CTWs have scored OK, some will get lucky as you said and be gifted points like Hampton. Who wouldn’t want to be on the wing for Cows now tho with the likes of Masters and Holmes now in their side… far better backline. I’m not slaying the strategy, some have got lucky. But if you bought crappy CTWs, and haven’t got lucky, no point in cursing about it, thats the risk that was taken

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    He was basically a must-have, unless you were running with three basement-price NPRs on your CTW bench. Even those who spent big at CTW, would’ve had someone like Watkins or Shiba on their bench. People weren’t spending big for their CTW starters, and also spending big on their CTW bench.

    Who were your seven CTWs, if you don’t mind me asking?

    What is a “crappy” CTW, by your definition? Particularly as it concerns this season. Surely you’re not going say that the majority of the top-20 priced CTWs are “crappy”, right?

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    Of course i’m not referring to top 20s, are we having a serious conversation here or not? If you started with solid (450k+) CTWs and they are underperforming it’s unfortunate but they are that price for a reason… they have shown that they CAN score previously. The conditions in round 1 played big part in poor scoring as well. The likes of Watkins, Blake, Shiba (crappy) started at their price for a reason… I went with Nofo, Croker, JMoz (bad mistake as I mentioned earlier, should have stuck with Staggs but went off him with no GK), Lomax, Hampton, Williame,… Read more »

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    Agree with flock. Watkins was almost a must have.
    I’ve got bj ramien yeo blake /// Watkins williame Kennedy.
    Im glad hindsight and thinking Hampton was a starting 17 player playing on the wing with a poor scoring team last year and recruiting a player who put his whole offloading away ( maybe coach related, we don’t know).

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    Perrin yourself and Flock are 2 of the most sensible posters on here but i’ll agree to disagree here. It all depends on where you wanted the cheapies. There were so many better options at that price in other positions but so many wanted the cheap CTW, that’s what made Watkins an “almost must have”. He just isn’t any kind of must have in that Titans team, not at round1, not ever

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    @Stokesy12

    It’s not about “where you wanted the cheapies” – it’s about taking the best options that are on offer, in each position. And that’s what Watkins is. He’s certainly a better option than carrying a NPR in place of.

    Tommy Smurf Sangsta
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    Haha. That’s ludicrous. If he had been 220k then it’s a different story. But at 287k he was nowhere near a must have.

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    @Tommy Smurf Sangsta

    He’s 271k – not 287k. Haha.

    And yes, he was essentially a must-have, given that we didn’t have a whole lot to choose from with the CTW cheapies. Or do you seem think carrying a NPR is a better option, or someone like Kennedy (30k cheaper) who has lower job security?

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    numbers a bit off but the point stands. There are plenty of alternative options. NONE of which we know for sure after 2 games of footy! So to say with any certainty is more than a tad OTT. Of bigger concern now is our beloved Sea Eagles and what’s going to happen to them.

    Zeppelin
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    Nobody from the Titans was a “must have”.

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    Apart from Wiliame, Watkins was/is the cheapest CTW with the strongest job security, so yes, essentially he was a must-have, unless you were wanting to carry NPRs on your CTW bench.

    Watkins being on the Titans is almost irrelevant.

    Zeppelin
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    Alright! The first person i’ve seen mention Hampton. I thought he was underscored on Thursday with his two line breaks and a try but still happy with his production and his BE. Long may it continue smile

    Tommy Smurf Sangsta
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    Must have!?!?! If by must have you mean speculator, then yeah. I agree.
    Dunno how many teams he’s in (20%), but it’s def a minority. Meaning that most agreed that he wasn’t a must have. Doesn’t make em right, but it does in this case.

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    I don’t see how 20% means he’s in the minority? He’s one of the top-7 owned CTWs. The majority of serious teams have him, which would be a greater percentage than the comp, in general. Ownership is not a direct reflection on who is a must-have and who isn’t.

    Luai is owned by 53%, are you going to tell me that he’s a must-have?

    Blottoland
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    traded Cook last week to free up cash for ctw improvements this week

    Grave_Digger
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    Didn’t catch the game, who moved to dummy half when Mahoney went off? Guthos score doesn’t reflect a fullback in a side that put on 44 points.

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    Mostly Gutho and to a lesser extent Brown. Brown finished the 1st half there and mainly put himself there when Gutho couldn’t fill in (kick returns, darts out of dummy-half etc).

    Grave_Digger
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    Explains why they both had shit scores for me in draft, cheers.

    The Rex Terps
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    Was going to shout my little mate Alfie a pineapple daiquiri at the 2300 club but I can’t find him anywhere.. anyway I’m off to buy some Titans must haves

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    Daiquiri?
    That’s a girls drink mate ..
    Is that the type of shit they serve up in that club?…… then I would be happy to be smashing schooies with the regular lads …
    Daiquiri’s….. ha ha ha only blokes that drink that shit were spandex to nightclubs ….

    The Rex Terps
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    Bit draconian rocka but not a bad serve good stuff

    Grave_Digger
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    Drinks aren’t gendered.

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    Perhaps you could eat one of Munster’s doughnuts while you contemplate looping a score that’s not worth it.

    The Rex Terps
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    Shops closed

    sleepinggiants
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    Guys has the Cowboys game updated???

    BillyAbelaLFC
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    I’ve answered this same question 4 times this weekend lol. YES!

    gareth
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    The NRL will more than likely get suspended this week but anyhow here’s my team and projected trades. Let me know if I should do anything different. 50k itb

    Api, BB
    Haas, Knight, Carrigan, Rudolf
    LoLo, Fifi, Arrow, Tapine, JACK(GTFO)WILL, Katoa
    Cleary, Walters
    GWill, Luai
    Issako, BJ(GTFO)Leilua, Simmo, Mann, Watkins, Williame, Kennedy
    Ponga, Papz

    TU – JWill > Flegler & BJ > Yeo
    TD – JWill > Yeo & BJ > Staggs

    Albert
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    What’s everyone’s thoughts on Mansour? Obviously a small sample size but he seems to be back to being a base stat beast. Very tempted to bring him in over guys like Isaako, Yeo and Marsters.

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    Mansour averaged 42 points in B+P last season, which was in the upper echelon of CTWs. It was the lack of attacking/creative stats which was his downfall – only ONE try for the entire season. If you think he receives more attacking ball this year, he could be a great option.

    Krusty180
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    Im leaning towards him…i’ve liked what I’ve seen

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    Great option but probably worth waiting a week.

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    Haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere but how good has Ponga’s base been this year.

    Last year averaged a measly 15ppg in hitups/h8 but over these first 2 rounds has averaged 30+.

    Pleasant surprise and will raise his floor even higher with permanent GK (provided he hits those lottery shots in).

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    As a Moses Captainer I am quite chuffed with his score. Would have been fantastic if Sivo was able to ground the ball when hed up in goal. AnotherTS, LBA + shot at goal.

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    As a Moses/Sivo owner, I couldn’t agree more. Think that pass was the first early ball Sivo got all night, and he manages to almost punch one in. Hope the Eels wake up in attack – won’t get 40 consecutive tackles in your oppositions 20m every week…

    Krusty180
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    Waqa worth holding for now ?

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    Depends on other issues in your team. If you have less pressing issues, i would move Waqa on now.

    Krusty180
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    Other then Arthur’s poor performance I faired pretty good…1155 , I missed that Fui guy from the Dragons in my starting side to…that really hurt

    Deep Thinker
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    Maybe if you have 4 other solid ctw’s. If he’s in your best 17 then he’s a sell.

    Krusty180
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    Hey another quick question…a fella in our league got double points last round..Is this an option in SC or a glitch ?

    BillyAbelaLFC
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    Definitely a glitch.

    Paddy
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    Darius loophole – if you captain Darius you unlock cheat codes.

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    Can you pm him and get his hack for my team