Position Midfielder Discussion

Who are your likely 3 starters post Marsh 1...?

  • Macrae

    Votes: 74 69.2%
  • Neale

    Votes: 57 53.3%
  • Fyfe

    Votes: 21 19.6%
  • Kelly

    Votes: 26 24.3%
  • Cripps

    Votes: 58 54.2%
  • Dunkley

    Votes: 26 24.3%
  • Titch

    Votes: 20 18.7%
  • Danger

    Votes: 25 23.4%
  • Bont

    Votes: 25 23.4%
  • Oliver

    Votes: 35 32.7%

  • Total voters
    107
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Lads!
Hopefully not a repeated topic but can we please talk about the Bulldogs midfielders and their potential impact for the rest of the season?

At the conclusion of this round (following tonight's Adelaide vs. St.Kilda match), Bailey Smith will be priced approximately $413k. There will likely be a lot of people who trade him in as an easy decision and that's fine. However, for the rest of us who are scarce on trades, the question is...is it actually worth bringing him in long term wise?

The Bulldogs other key midfielders and their common positions they may rotate in (please correct me if I've got any of these wrong or if I've missed someone!):
Macrae --> mid/wing
Bont --> mid/forward
Hunter --> mid/wing??
Libba --> mid/forward??
Dunkley --> mid/forward

When Dunkley returns (in about 4-5 weeks time?), would he slot straight back into the mids? Or would he spend some time up forward to get back up to the speed of the game?
Regardless, with Hunter & Dunkley back in the team every week and assuming no other injuries, would there be a negative impact on Smith's scoring output/average?

Hey @Rowsus! If we were to bring in Bailey Smith this week, what would he need to average from here on till the end of the season for it to be considered a "good" trade?

Cheers! :)
 
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Lads!
Hopefully not a repeated topic but can we please talk about the Bulldogs midfielders and their potential impact for the rest of the season?

At the conclusion of this round (following tonight's Adelaide vs. St.Kilda match), Bailey Smith will be priced approximately $413k. There will likely be a lot of people who trade him in as an easy decision and that's fine. However, for the rest of us who are scarce on trades, the question is...is it actually worth bringing him in long term wise?

The Bulldogs other key midfielders and their common positions they may rotate in (please correct me if I've got any of these wrong or if I've missed someone!):
Macrae --> mid/wing
Bont --> mid/forward
Hunter --> mid/wing??
Libba --> mid/forward??
Dunkley --> mid/forward

When Dunkley returns (in about 4-5 weeks time?), would he slot straight back into the mids? Or would he spend some time up forward to get back up to the speed of the game?
Regardless, with Hunter & Dunkley back in the team every week and assuming no other injuries, would there be a negative impact on Smith's scoring output/average?

Hey @Rowsus! If we were to bring in Bailey Smith this week, what would he need to average from here on till the end of the season for it to be considered a "good" trade?

Cheers! :)
I regret starting both Macrae and Bont due to the Beveridge factor and am extremely reluctant to grab another seat on that merry-go-round by trading in Bailey Smith.

However he does seem like good value given his scoring potential and that is gold this year.

This will occupy my mind for most of the week.

Apologies but I am no help.
 
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Lads!
Hopefully not a repeated topic but can we please talk about the Bulldogs midfielders and their potential impact for the rest of the season?

At the conclusion of this round (following tonight's Adelaide vs. St.Kilda match), Bailey Smith will be priced approximately $413k. There will likely be a lot of people who trade him in as an easy decision and that's fine. However, for the rest of us who are scarce on trades, the question is...is it actually worth bringing him in long term wise?

The Bulldogs other key midfielders and their common positions they may rotate in (please correct me if I've got any of these wrong or if I've missed someone!):
Macrae --> mid/wing
Bont --> mid/forward
Hunter --> mid/wing??
Libba --> mid/forward??
Dunkley --> mid/forward

When Dunkley returns (in about 4-5 weeks time?), would he slot straight back into the mids? Or would he spend some time up forward to get back up to the speed of the game?
Regardless, with Hunter & Dunkley back in the team every week and assuming no other injuries, would there be a negative impact on Smith's scoring output/average?

Hey @Rowsus! If we were to bring in Bailey Smith this week, what would he need to average from here on till the end of the season for it to be considered a "good" trade?

Cheers! :)
Dunkley would go to mids I would expect, Libba potentially is one that could see reduced CBA's. Otherwise you have two on the wing (Macrae/Hunter) with Dunk, Bont, Libba and Smith through the centre with a couple others taking just a few rotations.
 
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Another one to add to the list, a la H Andrews-

P Cripps:
When selected by @Connoisseur (RD12 2019 to RD8 2020): 107.17 from 17 (8/17 below 100, 5/17 120+)
When not selected by @Connoisseur (RD1 2018 to RD11 2019): 118.55 from 33 (8/33 below 100, 14/33 120+)
Let me know when you trade him out, would love to pick him up at a discount ?
 
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After Round 8 , Top 10 on average

Neale 143
Treloar 120
Oliver 119.6
Steele 118.6
Macrae 117.5
Kelly , J 116.4
Fyfe 114.8
Shiel 114
Miller 113.9
Lyons 113.8

* Neale , Treloar , Macrae , Kelly , Fyfe all $ 600k + to start

good luck if you took the Tuk Tuk ride at $ 460,700.00
 
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After Round 8 , Top 10 on average

Neale 143
Treloar 120
Oliver 119.6
Steele 118.6
Macrae 117.5
Kelly , J 116.4
Fyfe 114.8
Shiel 114
Miller 113.9
Lyons 113.8

* Neale , Treloar , Macrae , Kelly , Fyfe all $ 600k + to start

good luck if you took the Tuk Tuk ride at $ 460,700.00
Some interesting names there, and some big names not on the list.

Anyone have the same list 8 rounds in last year? Would be interesting to compare with the end of the season.
 
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Man my midfield looks so weak.

Neale, Danger, Viney, Yeo, Simpkin, McGrath, Cripps, Hibberd/Bennell.

Need to get some big hitters in there ASAP. Will try to grab Duncan next week. Need to get Simpkin to the forward line and target Macrae or at least Treloar for my last mid spot. Viney, Yeo, McGrath looks ugly, I just need them to perform.
 
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Probably going to grab Duncan and then Titch for my last mid spot but I think people should be looking at Touk Miller as well. 113 average, 1% ownership and should still be in the 570k range after this round.Really big fan of him as a pick and I think he's a good chance to continue his scoring.
 
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Simpkin getting pushed out of the middle. Serong the no.1 mid at Freo. Bont getting pushed out of the middle. Laird watch.
Triple MMM was saying last night Serong has been given the job on Kelly , Danger & BBQ the last 3 games.

Doggies CBA moving forward will be even more interesting with Dunkley back.
 
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Andrew Gaff:
Historically a higher-floor, lower ceiling type.
This year high fluctuation, some big scores punctuated by poorer output.

(1) What has changed?
(2) Viable selection?
 
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So Titch & Cripps better be prepared...:)
That's next on his list , no better way to learn than put him up against the opposition's best mids.

He along with Brayshaw , Cerra etc etc are their midfield future.

Walters possibly back against Carlton , if they could leave him and Fyfe forward for the majority of games be very dangerous.
 
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