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MonsterH

Hi Guys

If you have the opportunity to purchase anyone, who would it be? 

Playing H2H, Bye round does not concern me as I have accepted the losses in these bye round. Team list is attached, $557k bank balance

I have many option to choose from as most of the players have dual position. 

My pLan 
Sell – Randal & Vailea gives me $1.23m to spend

By moving Cotter to Hooker, allows me move players around the field from FRF to 2nd/R to C/W & FLB and purchase any player. 

Would love everyone’s input

Thank You

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Mighty tigs

Firstly I think Coates is 100% a sell just due to the potential cash loss
I would be targeting keepers so Dylan Brown would be my first target

MonsterH

Thank you for the input, Dylan brown is a great player, viewing my team, my reserve forward seems too weak or not enough backup incase of injury, wouldn’t you think i would need to focus on this area first? I had Kikau & Crighton in mind.

Mighty tigs

Matto over both of them if it’s a foward

MonsterH

who is Matto? sorry im not good with the nicknames

Temple Guard

Ryan Matterson

MonsterH

thank you

berbron

I would be planning for Covid/flu or injury cover to your top 13…..

MonsterH

I agree, I think my front forward reserves are week. who do you suggest to bring in?

The Pretender

I would sell Coates and Randall for Garrick (or another CTW gun) and a 2RF keeper. Then, I would be super tempted to start planning on how to get both Turbo and Pap after origin 1.

MonsterH

Thank You

TheChampsHere

Hey TP do you really think Garrick is a season long keeper? I got him last week and after only scoring 20 I feel like getting rid of him but trying to have patience and see how he goes

TheChampsHere

Also TP I noticed in your squad you don’t have any cheapies making you any $. How do you plan on getting more Guns/Keepers to stay in contention to take the whole thing out?

coonster66

I would consider Klemmer and Materson via Cotter to Hooker. This will bolster your forwards.

PnoyBronx

how likely is Angus to be selected for the 1st Origin game?
anyyone care to predict the most likely NSW pack and reserves?

Bozzin8r

8 Haas
9 Cook
10 Paulo
11 Crichton
12 LMartin
13 Yeo
14 Hynes
15 Jurbo
16 Saifiti
17 KK

That’s my guess

Bozzin8r

Potentially replace Saifiti with RCG if picking on form. To more directly answer your question – I think the injuries to Murray & Radley all but guarantee Crichton will be selected.

Last edited 4 months ago by Bozzin8r
Mighty tigs

I reckon Friz gets his spot back over KK tbh, LMartin bench Friz starting

Mr Perfect

RCG and Frizell will get picked if fit surely. Jurbo only there while murray injured.

uncledami

Misses IMO. Horribly out of form

Pablo Bill

High probability, straight from the coaches mouth

Lil Papi

What are Turbo owners thinking? Will be tough to watch him leak cash if he’s gonna play on one leg like last weekend.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll want him back eventually. Tough one

mystery_man

Started with him. Traded him out before he dropped money. Brought him back last week, traded him back out this week. Big BE, One leg, 2 hard games then origin. get him back after origin if he finds form

Sniper

Is Yeo a sell, Matterson, Kikau and Klemmer in mind?

Mr Perfect

Yeo to Klem i like if you arent desperate for the r13 cover.

Sniper

I have 11 players for RD13, my H2H opponent has 4.

Temple Guard

With rd 11 12 and than 13 to come… I wouldn’t say he has 4 by than…. obviously will depend on how he is trading and how many boosts he got left… he could bounce up in numbers quickly and also depending on the qualify numbers of players you or him got could be the deciding facture

Sniper

I was leaning towards Kikau for that reason.

cheech

200k ITB thoughts on trades this week? I want to somehow fit in Papalii

Grant, Randall
Haas, Arrow, M King, Momosea
Talakai, Ola, Aitken, Lolo, Bullemour, Burbo
Cleary, Hynes
Munster, TMM
Lomax, Tago, May, Suaali, Koula, Vailea, Tass
Turbo, Taafe

Temple Guard

Without destroying your team and doing it with one trade only my sacrifice would lean towards Haas as he is under an injury cloud anyway and SoO will reduce his game time and point scoring imo

SD23

Play Tago or Tuipolotu this week? May seem an odd question after Tago’s hundred but he is up against Manu and I expect Roosters to do well…

TU- Tago
TD- Tuipolotu

Temple Guard

Tago done the Ton vs Storms…. admittedly a weakened Storm but nevertheless I wouldn’t leave him on the pine

jims jokers

TU – Randall to Robson

TD – Penisini to Butcher

Looking for r13 coverage

Temple Guard

Wish Granted 🙂 defiantly cover for rd13

dcg021

438k itb, 25 trades / 2 boosts remaining

Grant / Paix

Haas, AFB / MKing*, Momo

Ipap, Talakai, Kikau / Tago*, Tuilagi, Burbo

Cleary / Schneider*

CWalker / Ilias

May, Lomax, Suaalii, Tuipulotu / Koula, Tass, Vailea

Hynes / Teddy*

Was thinking Munster for Schneider to cover off my H2H opponents. But this leaves me with very little itb for other upgrades. I’m a little stuck as my resources are tight and I’m still rebuilding my team.

Any thoughts on which direction I should go?

Sorjas

Tuilagi is your other sell. You could go early and grab Peoples to generate cash or sell Valia bring down Tago so you can take advantage of dual position with Burbo and buy Peoples (only makes you 50k).

Valia is not worth holding for his 15-30 pts in rd 13 if he even stays in the team by then.

LoneWolf5498

Randall + Tuilagi > Cotter + Lolo

TU: Yes
TD: No

Pablo Bill

Cotter sure if you aren’t worried about possible SoO call up and would miss R13, Lolo ain’t a buy this week for mine, high BE, whilst likely rested last week ahead of this clash, you’ll get him cheaper next week or R13. Tuilagi (benched) to Cotter from those options IMO

TheChampsHere

Who would You prefer as a season long keeper for your top 17
TU Moses
TD Matto
I’m bringing in one this week for big JT

Temple Guard

That depends on your team make up…. if you are weak in either position I would go with the fix it option

TheChampsHere

I’m pretty strong in both positions, always looking to get stronger. Weak in CTW but there is just no standout reliable guns this year

Temple Guard

hence the fact
I said… if…. both are good choices

TheChampsHere

I know both are good choices my question is which do people think is the best one.

Temple Guard

I haven’t got either nor would I pick either, does that answer your question…. leave it to the others to do TU or TD

Shlapper

Pretty similar here, I don’t have either.

I did have Moses but sold and happy I did – I don’t see consistency and I prefer the Hynes and Cleary combo in HFB (which I have).

So saying though Matto is looking the goods, but his minutes scare me. He basically has to have attacking points to get him there (except last week he had ~60 in base in similar mins). I will be watching him another week and possibly bringing in, however Origin also has me scared off him, he was 18th man last year.

TheChampsHere

If you have Hynes at HFB who are your current FBs?

Shlapper

I timed everything perfect and have had Suaalii there last 2 weeks with Taafe on bench (although I played him last week which was nice timing). I will be playing Suaalii again this week.

Temple Guard

Too darn Right Shlapper…. I am buying Sualli this week…. before the boat is sailed even further away…. and yes he will be in my 17

tofu yarris

Matto gets chopped and changed too much for me, I purchased him twice last year

Shlapper

He’s looking good this year (again) but I do somewhat agree Tofu it’s almost impossible to know what he’s playing and for how many mins. His current mins are low and he is counting on attacking stacks. I want him but have to watch another week or so and if he gets into Origin (decent chance) then I will avoid as if he has the plague.

Bunnnys56

$63,500 ITB. 21 trades + 1 boost left.
Harry, Randall.
Haas, Lolo, Ming, Momo.
Ipap, Olak, Tupouniua, Talakai, Tago, Nuff.
Cleary, Schneider.
Cody, Ilias.
Tupou, Staggs, Lomax, Koula, May, Burbo, Tass.
Nico, Suaalii.
I have used 1 trade, Tuilagi > Ipap.
11 players for round 13.
Does anyone see anything that would help, thanks.
Thinking maybe move Haas on.

Temple Guard

I am with You…. move IPap up to forwards and get a Gun 2fr…. Aitken as an option

Bunnnys56

Thanks, TG.
Aitken is solid.

Bunnnys56

Thanks, TG.
Aitken is solid and should of had him a long time ago.

TheChampsHere

I’d get rid of lolo. Payton is just so unpredictable with his mins. I’m getting rid of him this week

Bunnnys56

I want him for round 13, TCH. Then i will see how he is going.

Temple Guard

Rumour has it that he was rested for the 2 Super Powers Match Ups…. he will leak cash… but the rumour makes sense… if true is another question

Last edited 4 months ago by Temple Guard
Bunnnys56

I think he is a keeper, TG, so price does not matter, unless he gets injured of course.

Temple Guard

I Love him too…. just the last 2-3 years I fallen off him… He is a Star either way 🙂

Professor Fate

Reading Burbo will now be out for at least a month !

Temple Guard

Thxs Professor… that may change my trade plans somewhat… always good to get great news from You Mate

Shlapper

Guaranteed out 3 weeks I saw somewhere so that counts him out of round 13 and after that I worry about their other injured players coming back anyway, Saab, etc.

Poor fella, I feel sorry for him – finally gets into the full game starting lineup and whump! Best wishes to him on a speedy and safe recovery.

LoneWolf5498

TU: Randall + Tuilagi > Cotter + Lolo
TD: Tuilagi > Cotter and save trade

Temple Guard

May I say… wait… just a feeling

Shlapper

Agreed I am thinking Cotters minutes might be reduced this week and moving forward and then he is a serious Origin bolter, especially given Slater rates him big time. I missed the boat on Cotter sadly …

Baz11

Final trade boost

TU: Tuilagi, Starling and Coates –> Matterson, Cotter and Manu
TD: Tuilagi, Coates and Tuipolotu –> Reynolds, Aitken and McInnes

Temple Guard

Just Don’t…. sounds like you got Max Trades and no more boosts for the next 14-15 Rd’s sounds terrible… but I don’t want to spoil your fun haha

Baz11

Who would you leave out of I didn’t boost

Temple Guard

ARey but don’t know if that works for you
Edit…. keep Tuipoluto if I was You

Last edited 4 months ago by Temple Guard
Baz11

I have 450k in the bank so leaning towards Coates and Tuilagi to Matto and Manu. Still leaves 100k in the bank for next week

Temple Guard

Coates to Manu is a good trade… Hold and save the other Trade but it is your choice

Shlapper

Agreed I would hold off. Hell I only have 22 trades and 1 boost left but I am saving it.

Temple Guard

Sounds like you waiting for the right one…. lol yes you are allowed to read between the lines with the comment 

stef96

Hi guys wondering if I should trade or not what are your thoughts thanks

21 trades 1 boost left $6.9k itb

Grant(Randall)
Papalii,haas(mking,momoseia)
Talakai,olakautu,angus(aitken,luki,tuilagi)
Cleary(taafe)
Drinkwater(Cwalker)
Garrick,may,penisini,suaali(tago,tuipuloto,vailea)
Hynes(koula)

Temple Guard

No Trade that looks of urgency imo Team Looks Good 

boostedturbo

Randall out for McInnes imo, they upcoming games are unreal. Especially with finucane out.

stef96

Just seen his scores but finucane expected back round 12 so bit of a risky one

Shlapper

Finucane is only short term I believe, minor injuries so should only miss 1 game.

ch00nz

3 – 4 weeks actually

Randy

Hey everyone, got smashed last round, hoping to keep pushing forward
Would really appreciate any suggestions at all.

$41K, 21 trades
Grant, Randall
Hass, Papali’I, Taumalolo, King
Talakai, Olakau’atu, Pangai, Aitken, Tuilagi, NUFF FRF/2RF
Cleary, Hynes
Munster, Ilias
Graham, May, Garrick, Suaalii, Tuipulotu, Tass, NUFF CTW/2RF
Trbojevic, Koula

Thinking Randall and Illias to Wishart and CWalker
Thanks so much gang!!!

Temple Guard

Your team looks solid…. not sure how you see wishart helping you…. Calker is been going great but beware…. he is a roller coaster…. bought him 4 weeks ago… and he will have his oppsy moment lol

Randy

Thanks  Temple Guard I guess I’m just trying to find ways to unlock cash with the cheapies in short supply this round. The other trades I was thinking was Randall and Tuilagi to BSmith and Butcher.

Temple Guard

I understand that fully Mate…. just Trades are Gold when it comes to the final rounds…. keep in mind…. what DCE said I think….. it’s a Marathon not a sprint….20km Marathons don’t get won after 8kms…. they get won after 20kms if you get my drift…. hope that helps

Randy

Thanks mate, very much appreciated. Might just hold tight and hope Lolo and TPJ pony up this week ha

Shlapper

As Temples said you have a solid team. Calker I feel will be solid and bankable rest of season however you are low on trades. I like your idea of moving on Randall and Tuilagi who honestly are done. Randall has peaked and Tuilagi is now benched and was a real disappointment in all honesty. I respect BSmith, the guy is a workaholic but the storm lineup and system does not cater for him playing good consistent mins. Butcher looks like making some ok money for up to 4 weeks but he is far from a keeper and you would… Read more »

Randy

Thanks so much  Shlapper really appreciate you taking the time to comment too. At this stage I think I might just have to hold…there’s just nothing really that enticing. Both Tuilagi and Randall are relatively stable price wise (at least for this week), so might just wait to see how Peoples goes this week, at least he’s a potential cow rather than a straight up NUFF considering I have two already. I have the trade bug, just too much fun messing around with the team.

TheChampsHere

Thoughts on Barnett. I’m now tossing up Barnett instead of Matto

Temple Guard

I been on him too… I just hope he behaves, however I jumped on an complete outsider… probably will bring me back to earth and licking my wounds but no guts no glory, right?

Stokesy12

Barnett is a firm no. His first two games (43 & 41) are pretty fair representation of his most likely scores. He will be fighting the Mann for minutes at lock moving forward with Frizell and Fitz the preferred edges. He doesn’t play 13. He’s had one decent game versus Gould’s hacks. Bottom shelf stock.

Temple Guard

Strokesy I do agree… I did have an eye on him too though…. but now I am jumping on a 2.4%er

Stokesy12

Mac definitely good prospects without Finu around… I’m basing all my trades around rd 13 now, chasing a big round to catch up a little

Temple Guard

Actually my POD is below 1.5% but that may have changed I don’t have SCPlus

Stokesy12

will be very surprised if your guy doesn’t get origin despite some of the reports around

Last edited 4 months ago by Stokesy12
Temple Guard

Don’t say that… That would destroy my plan haha

Stokesy12

If he’s not in the top 4 props in Qld I must be watching a different game

Temple Guard

hopefully they only pick the Top 3 and leave him allow haha

Temple Guard

How do you see the Maroon Front Row?

Stokesy12

I would go with Papa 8, Fotu 10, Carrigan & Cotter bench props. Collins next man up

Walkers On

Who should I play this week between Aitken, Lolo and Arrow? Need to play two of them.

Temple Guard

If You got them You play them all!!! love to know your reserves if that is your last picks

Last edited 4 months ago by Temple Guard
Walkers On

Currently have Cotter (2nd Hooker to Grant), Calker (2nd 5/8 to Munster) and Tago (4th 2rf behind Ipap, Talakai and Ola). Unfortunately can’t move Tago to CTW.

Last edited 4 months ago by Walkers On
Temple Guard

That makes sense…. yes Tago in CTW would be nice…LoLo be my pick… just because Payton in the Haas lol

TheChampsHere

I’m leaving lolo out this week. Bench for me is Cotter, Barnett, Calker, Talakai.

Lolo is to unpredictable. Be warned though I left out Tago last week and everyone that left him out knows how that went

Shlapper

This made me laugh (and freak out) if your lineup means that one of them can’t be played. They are all basically must plays if you own (given price and potential). Tough tough call. Aitken I think will come back with all cylinders firing, Arrow is again starting in lock so he’s a safe ~60. Then we have Lolo and his low mins/rested last week, if coach and info is right then I would expect Lolo back this week with at least 60 mins. Surely you have someone else that is worrying in your team as all 3 of them… Read more »

Temple Guard

He will be Schlapping them about no end haha

Walkers On

Unfortunately I have Aitken and Tago both in my 2RF and don’t have the duals to move them down. So I have to play one of Tuipulotu or Suaalli in my CTW and leave one of those 3 guys out.

Temple Guard

You explained yourself well Walkers On already… I do understand your delimma… see if you can fix that next week with just a single trade all going well

Walkers On

Thanks for the help mate. Leaning towards Lolo now as well. Aitken has the higher ceiling and Arrow seems a little safer than Lolo at the moment.

Temple Guard

I do agree but that doesn’t make it right either BoL Mate

Shlapper

Explains it all Walkers – thank you.

Damn that sux mate. Personally I would be playing Suaalii over Tui (even considering the competition) he’s just been playing so well. I will be playing Suaalii as my FB (yes HAHA) as an example.

mikeroxoz

Anyone think Reece Walsh is a chance for origin? Almost debuted last year due to injury but then was injured himself. My guess for Game 1

1.Ponga
2.Coates
3.Holmes
4.Gagai
5.Feldt / Hammer / Oates
6.Munster
7.DCE

14.Brimson

TU Yes he could sneak in
TD No chance without an injury or two

Temple Guard

I wouldn’t buy him… either way… just don’t see a consistant score…. but he is able to pump out a 100+ against weaked SoO Teams, no doubt

Stokesy12

I reckon I’m going to buy him at 2%. There is no-one jumping out at me at FB right now to replace PAPS so why not go a POD with good ceiling who will cover 13.
Upcoming draw is STG,NEW,MAN,SHA,PTH,WST. PTH the only game he’d sit out
Not too many cons from where I sit

Shlapper

You just made me sad Stokesy as you could be right. Damn. He is looking nice with that draw just wish he played for ANY other team.

ch00nz

hunt will be 14

mikeroxoz

Good call… I think you are right

Temple Guard

So what do we all think for cover of Rd13…. I think 11-14 players max…. I may have 12 max… 9 should be keepers the rest cheapies

Stokesy12

Aiming for 15, a few battlers in the ilk of Vailea tho

Temple Guard

Nice

Shlapper

I will have 10 (prior to injuries, etc), can’t get more as I need to save trades. But I don’t think the actual numbers will be all that accurate (this year especially). My 10 are a combination of decent and decent junk but someone else may have 14 that all decent junk so I could win based on averages and final score. As always the captain is going to be the big decider for round 13.

Temple Guard

Quality not Quantity…. yes I am sure we all had opponents that had 14 or 15 and lost as the pedigree wasn’t there 20-30 scores vs 50-60 scores makes a big difference