2016 Strategy

The Unknown Wonder

It is an interesting moment in time to be a citizen of the world. Millions upon millions across the planet are spending more time than ever braving the elements, whilst staring into their various smartphone screens. Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, with even the creators apparently being…
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We Wish You Well

In recent years there have been three clear choices when it comes to fantasy royalty. Dane Swan, Tom Rockliff and Gary Ablett. Unfortunately, injuries have yet again contributed to an early season finish for Ablett and it may well be the last time that the little master is an automatic…
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Bye Bye to the Byes

The byes are finally behind us. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. From premiums scoring poorly in the final bye round, to sure-bet rookies being rested it is always a challenge. Take something out of them and use it to your advatage next year. So we are finally on the run…
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Last Minute Scramble

We have all been left in this scenario at one stage or another. In fact you’re quite simply having a blessed season if you never have to deal with this conundrum. The ‘Last Minute Scramble’ has become synonymous with pastures afar, as deadline day in several sports around the globe conjures…
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Time to Build the Benches

It seems funny to look at strengthening a part of the field that doesn’t appear to have a direct effect on our weekly score, but the bye rounds are the perfect time to emphasise how important it is to have a strong bench. Last week may have been an anomaly…
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Changing Game Plans

The first week of the byes has come and gone. In a largely high scoring week, it was difficult to separate the masses as most of the highly owned stars produced quality performances. Thankfully for those looking to make ground on the pack, we have another two weeks to eat…
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Thursdays on my mind

To paraphrase the famous song, “Mondays I’ve got Thursdays on my mind…” Thursday games are back, and they’re here for a while to come. We haven’t had one since the first game of the season but, starting this week, we have four Thursday night games in a row (and then…
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Trading through the Byes

The byes. The dreaded byes. It is that time of year where they have reared their ugly head, and for those who have not been basing selection around this consideration, they may well end up fielding donut-laden teams in a couple of these weeks. The beauty of the bye rounds is…
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Beware the Byes

Just like the byes have a reduced number of matches each week, this week’s column will provide a summarised point of view. They are here. There is not a lot that can be done now. Some teams have been preparing for the byes for weeks, whilst others have only given…
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The Tom Rockliff Conundrum

Time is scarce as examinations begin to plague the thoughts of those under-graduates and high schoolers alike. Yours truly has once again taken part in this blasphemous, half yearly threat to the human soul. Alas, the following post will not involve an elongated ramble about the mullings of one focussing…
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