Do we all think Shaw is a Must Have at this point of the season? 600k is a lot for a defender.
Can see his price dropping below 500k at some point of the year.
Defenders can never be relied upon? Can they?
i honestly believe if i had to pick one defender who will be in the top six come the end of the year and put my house on it i would pick shaw. Barring injury or suspension (no punting please heater) he is a monty to be top six and most likely #1. Only kicks, doesn't handball, kicks out from behinds (almost always to himself), takes the intercept marks and possessions ( not a real old school tight checking defender - actually extremely loose), can see the giants midfield improving with shiel back and experience which puts pressure on ball going into opposition fwd line making it easier to intercept. Regardless of price, he is a lock and could be 15pts on avg higher than the next best def, which if you put into context for example -Goldy being 15 better than the next best ruck then you would lock and go no brainer. Anyway just my two cents, i will be watching closely against melb tomorrow because i reckon teams might play the def fwd on him this year but i dont think it will matter. Great player redeeming himself at the giants in a lot of peoples books. I personally will never forgive him as he was my final upgrade years ago when i traded him in (when trades used to be done and dusted and irreversible once complete) only to find out 10minutes later he was out for the rest of the year. I dont forget heater but points are points, i swallowed my pride last year at the start and glad i did. #1 defender 15pts+ - my prediction.His price might drop below $600K but I doubt it will drop below $500K.
I decided to take the plunge on him, GAJ and Goldy etc as I know I will want them later and save my trades. Every year I run out trades before I run out of cash.
Just know I will have to make some corective trades and I don't want them to be expensive ones unless forced through injury.
If you had to down grade Laird to someone closer to 400k who would it be? At the moment it's McGovern for me.
I'd go Brodie Smith. We know he can average 90 when he's not dazed and seeing stars and has one of the biggest tanks at the Crows so could very well see some midfield time.If you had to down grade Laird to someone closer to 400k who would it be? At the moment it's McGovern for me.
I love The Governator and how he plays means big points. I just worry about injuries. He was held together with sticky tape by the end of last year. If he plays a bit smarter this year and doesn't hurt himself I think he could be an awesome pick.
I'd go Brodie Smith. We know he can average 90 when he's not dazed and seeing stars and has one of the biggest tanks at the Crows so could very well see some midfield time.
Birchall vs Suckling?
Both avg 85-95?
Save $70k on suck, birch more chance of tag and a rest?