2018 FF Original discussion thread


#922

Bit disappointed with myself. Picked up Rioli the draft and then pulled the trigger on him way too early. Felt it almost immediately. Not sure he will score 80 + often but it won’t be for lack of talent


#923

I would have been in a better position if none of my selections got up…

Also…
With Viney back next week, one of my three pickups will be thrown back in.


#924

Surprised I got my first, second and fifth selections. More long range selections but hoping for one to come off!


#925

I was taking a chance that the Saints would be that desperate to get him a game as soon as he shows good form.

Didn’t happen that way.
Will probably get injured this weekend in the VFL.


#926

Costs you nothing.
Well worth the risk.


#927

I can guarantee that Joe Atley and Mitch Hibberd turn into guns.

Just like the times I dropped Touhy, Josh Gibson and a few others I’ve forgotten who improved 10 fold


#928

I think Freeman is a good pick. Close to a game


#929

I got Crossley but had Henry as my first option. Reckon if he gets games Crossley should be good, he’s a big unit for just 18.


#930

I had Crossley too! And Freeman (but I like pure Cs).


#931

I was going to take Crossley last week but wasn’t confident he’d get selected and couldn’t risk a further donut.


#932

I rate Joe Atley highly.
But won’t go near him for a little while longer.
Too many midfielders in that Port team still ahead of him.


#933

Sadly, that was my same rationale (had him 2nd behind Daw last week), theorised I might need the player in my 18, which ended up being the case, but wasn’t 100% confident on Crossley coming in so opted for Daw instead and that ended up giving me a donut and costing me the win.

Them’s the breaks.


#934

@The_Mad_Bomber1 - You didn’t clear Sutcliffe with me before hand and I can’t find any information that he is LTI worthy. So unless you can give me evidence to the contrary you’re going to need to delist a player.


#935

It was a mistake that I was chasing up. Apologies.


#936

Upcoming Schedule

The first bye hits in 2 weeks for Gold Coast & Port Adelaide players so you’ll want you guys selected for next week’s China game (and emerging uninjured).

Position Polls:
Nomination Open: Start of Round 10
Nominations Close: Start of Round 11
Results Released ~ Start of Round 12

Suggestions to watch certain players can be made now and I’m more than happy to give advice for those overseas or who don’t watch many non-Essendon games.

Qualification Rules:
Players must have played a minimum of 4 AFL games this season in order to have their nomination accepted.

The AFL has pushed back the byes a week and seeing that still leaves 6 weeks before finals, we’ll follow suit.

Trade Period
Commences: Start of Round 12
Ends: Start of Round 14


#937

You’ve played short in rounds 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7… you were short two backs last week and your second FA preference was a ruck-forward?

And you only made one selection?

Hope your draft research is going well.


#938

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#939

Thanks Dunlop.

I intend to nominate Jon Patton as a Ruck / Forward although I appreciate his time in the ruck may be linked to other players getting injured. I don’t watch a lot of GWS games so not 100% sure on that one.

I’m also looking at Lewis Jetta for Back eligibility as I believe he has been playing as a half-back flanker this season. Not sure if I should go for CB, pure B or BF… any thoughts anyone?


#940

FYI for position polls you can nominate in this thread or to me directly and I’ll have the results collated asap. Just remember they have to have played 4 games to apply for a change.


#941

If players continue to play as they are i’ll be nominating Hayden Crozier as a plus B and Paddy Dow as a plus F.

I’m hoping Cuningham gets over the hammy and plays at least one more game to evaluate. Hoping he is lining up from the back of the square again.