Position SC 2021: Midfielder Discussion

Which ‘keepers’ are you planning on starting with?

  • Neale

    Votes: 48 43.2%
  • Oliver

    Votes: 31 27.9%
  • Macrae

    Votes: 86 77.5%
  • Bontempelli

    Votes: 13 11.7%
  • Merrett

    Votes: 80 72.1%
  • Fyfe

    Votes: 21 18.9%
  • Cripps

    Votes: 54 48.6%
  • Rowell

    Votes: 21 18.9%
  • Taranto

    Votes: 34 30.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 45 40.5%

  • Total voters
    111
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The more I look, the more interesting this gets.

MDB is listed as 2-3 weeks to return from his hamstring injury. So maybe he chases around Tom Mitchell in R15 and then oh... what's this? GWS vs Melbourne in R16 :eek:.

Last time MDB kept Oliver to almost single digits in a half before pinging his hammy while Clarry scrounged his way to 60 something.

If you traded Oliver out in R14 at over $700k, facing a bye and huge BE, you could get 9 scores from another premo vs. 7 from Oliver + an MDB 70.

If your trade in goes at 110, and Oliver goes at 120 (plus a 70 against GWS) then you are still 80 points and cash ahead.

Now, I'd take money that a fit Lachie Neale averages more than 110 in the back half, tilting it even further. Question is - is he fit and firing to destroy North on his likely return and sustain it?

As others have pointed out, Brisbane play 7 of the bottom 8 sides on the run home in 9 matches. It could not get any better.

I feel like a drastic move is boiling again! :p
 
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The more I look, the more interesting this gets.

MDB is listed as 2-3 weeks to return from his hamstring injury. So maybe he chases around Tom Mitchell in R15 and then oh... what's this? GWS vs Melbourne in R16 :eek:.

Last time MDB kept Oliver to almost single digits in a half before pinging his hammy while Clarry scrounged his way to 60 something.

If you traded Oliver out in R14 at over $700k, facing a bye and huge BE, you could get 9 scores from another premo vs. 7 from Oliver + an MDB 70.

If your trade in goes at 110, and Oliver goes at 120 (plus a 70 against GWS) then you are still 80 points and cash ahead.

Now, I'd take money that a fit Lachie Neale averages more than 110 in the back half, tilting it even further. Question is - is he fit and firing to destroy North on his likely return and sustain it?

As others have pointed out, Brisbane play 7 of the bottom 8 sides on the run home in 9 matches. It could not get any better.

I feel like a drastic move is boiling again! :p
 

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How's everyones midfields looking as we get close to completing?

Mine is pretty average, but I hold hopes that there's some upside amongst them for the run home.

Macrae, Fyfe, Titch, Taranto, Trac, KING CRIPPS, Laird*, Poulter (McNeil, Brockman, Macrae)

*Laird to be moved down back, my final upgrade will be one of Highmore/Jones/Murphy up to a mid.

Anyone got a ****ter midfield than that?
Current midfield:
C Oliver, J Macrae, J Kelly, R Sloane, T Taranto, P Cripps, A Cerra, R Collier-Dawkins, (R Byrnes, T Bianco and F Macrae)

J Steele the favourite for the last mid spot with Z Merrett and T Mitchell also under consideration.
 
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The more I look, the more interesting this gets.

MDB is listed as 2-3 weeks to return from his hamstring injury. So maybe he chases around Tom Mitchell in R15 and then oh... what's this? GWS vs Melbourne in R16 :eek:.

Last time MDB kept Oliver to almost single digits in a half before pinging his hammy while Clarry scrounged his way to 60 something.

If you traded Oliver out in R14 at over $700k, facing a bye and huge BE, you could get 9 scores from another premo vs. 7 from Oliver + an MDB 70.

If your trade in goes at 110, and Oliver goes at 120 (plus a 70 against GWS) then you are still 80 points and cash ahead.

Now, I'd take money that a fit Lachie Neale averages more than 110 in the back half, tilting it even further. Question is - is he fit and firing to destroy North on his likely return and sustain it?

As others have pointed out, Brisbane play 7 of the bottom 8 sides on the run home in 9 matches. It could not get any better.

I feel like a drastic move is boiling again! :p
Like it especially if I’m staring at a donut that round which is quite possible / probable.
 
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Pendlebury could be an interesting one in the run home if someone needs some value to complete their team. Looked pretty good in the new role off half back (with some flex into the mids at times too) and at ~$380k this could be handy if he goes the way of someone like Hall. BE of 70 so could have one more look at him in this role and grab post bye - risky but potentially worth keeping an eye on..
 
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What are your thoughts on Josh Kelly? Noticed he has a nice fixture upcoming.
Could he be impacted by the returns of De Boer, Perryman and Coniglio?
 
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