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    Post by easytiger Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss Rabbits, but glad that you got to spend the last week with her.
    Condolences to you and your family.
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    Post by Camo123 Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:41 pm

    Bethany_B wrote:

    Jazz was on SEN radio and he said Barnett is training in the middle so it seems to be legit.

    MID is the position with the most depth this year, there’s 10-15 conceivable options

    Guns: Murray, Haas, Tapine, Cotter
    Mid Price: Carrigan, Tohu (if return to 2020/21 levels), Barnett, Elliot, Horsburgh, Gilbert, Nelson (if EDG), TPJ/Sutton, BSmith (if not picked at HOK)
    Cheaper: JWallace, Hopgood (if DPP on TLT), Makatoa
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    Post by mattnz Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:09 pm

    Welshy wrote:I'm liking Gilbert taking on a large role at the Dolphins, will be plenty of work for him

    Priced at 40, averaged 46 playing 60+ minutes, needs to push that to 50 to make him viable and he's also dual

    I expect he will play MID, with K Brom and Kaufusi both playing 80. Should be capable of big minutes there and has a high work rate.
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    Post by mattnz Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:14 pm

    Honey Badger wrote:Thoughts on Burton this year? Can he go to the next level and match Cleary and Hynes?
    Bulldogs should be better this season and with Kikau now outside him you'd expect them to attack even more down his edge.
    Im not 100% convinced about Hastings yet. With Ponga at 6 does he take too much ball away from Hastings? Id be more keen on Hastings if Ponga stays at fullback.

    Hastings should get almost all the kicking next to Ponga. I prefer that role for him. Sounds like Hodgson has the front running for the fullback position. Looking like many cheap WFB and CTR options should be available. https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-2023-kalyn-ponga-to-play-in-halves-for-newcastle-knights-coach-adam-obrien-interview-new-fullback-jackson-hastings/news-story/620d390e194f586e412a74ccc3f795b1
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    Post by The Dolphin Conspiracies Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:17 pm

    Camo123 wrote:

    MID is the position with the most depth this year, there’s 10-15 conceivable options

    Guns: Murray, Haas, Tapine, Cotter
    Mid Price: Carrigan, Tohu (if return to 2020/21 levels), Barnett, Elliot, Horsburgh, Gilbert, Nelson (if EDG), TPJ/Sutton, BSmith (if not picked at HOK)
    Cheaper: JWallace, Hopgood (if DPP on TLT), Makatoa

    Niukore is also a good option at MID. Plays for the Warriors but is likely to get 80 minutes on the EDG. I think he will be one of those ones that looks bleedingly obvious in hindsight. Will most likely have DPP by Round 1 too.
    Makatoa will get very limited minutes - not really worth a shout.
    Hopgood on the cheaper list is special. Will play good minutes at LOCK even when Matterson returns


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    Post by mattnz Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:18 pm

    rhinoceroo wrote:Anyone remember how Seibold used his bench at Broncos or Souths, in case it gives insight into how things will go at Manly?
    He didnt use his bench at Broncos, just flogged Haas for 80 minutes every week.
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    Post by rhinoceroo Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:35 pm

    mattnz wrote:

    Hastings should get almost all the kicking next to Ponga. I prefer that role for him. Sounds like Hodgson has the front running for the fullback position. Looking like many cheap WFB and CTR options should be available. https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-2023-kalyn-ponga-to-play-in-halves-for-newcastle-knights-coach-adam-obrien-interview-new-fullback-jackson-hastings/news-story/620d390e194f586e412a74ccc3f795b1

    Five NSW Cup appearances, averaging 30. Meh.

    They obviously want Miller but have literally nobody to offer the Sharks in return. Between that and Gagai/Gamble training at fullback it doesn't scream confidence in Hodgson. Wouldn't be surprised to see them starting the season with Gagai there if Miller doesn't come, but obv wait for trials etc.
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    Post by Chewie Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:18 pm

    Sorry for your loss Rabbits, always hard to say goodbye to a loved one.
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    Post by Bethany_B Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:56 pm

    The Dolphin Conspiracies wrote:

    Niukore is also a good option at MID. Plays for the Warriors but is likely to get 80 minutes on the EDG. I think he will be one of those ones that looks bleedingly obvious in hindsight. Will most likely have DPP by Round 1 too.
    Makatoa will get very limited minutes - not really worth a shout.
    Hopgood on the cheaper list is special. Will play good minutes at LOCK even when Matterson returns

    If Niukore starts on the edge and looks like getting 80 he's a no brainer, averages 45 in 70+ minute games on the edge. If he gets less than 70 mins then he's no good, only averages 32 in sub-70 minute games on the edge, and there's every chance Barnett plays a bit of both and steals some minutes off him.

    Priced at 37 though he is overpriced based on his 2022 average of 33
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    Post by standard-issue Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am

    Fantasy being open a month prior to Australia Day:

    "It came much earlier than I'm used too"-all of my Girlfriends in the history of forever...
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    Post by Rabbits21 Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:05 am

    Chewie wrote:Sorry for your loss Rabbits, always hard to say goodbye to a loved one.

    Thanks mate I appreciate that. Can’t sleep yet feeling too emotional. Glad I can come on here in bed and read places like on here to try distract me.
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    Post by mattnz Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:08 am

    Bethany_B wrote:

    If Niukore starts on the edge and looks like getting 80 he's a no brainer, averages 45 in 70+ minute games on the edge. If he gets less than 70 mins then he's no good, only averages 32 in sub-70 minute games on the edge, and there's every chance Barnett plays a bit of both and steals some minutes off him.

    Priced at 37 though he is overpriced based on his 2022 average of 33

    He will be first to move into the back line for any injuries as well. Really screwed up Mann's scoring last year.
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    Post by GarethEllisismyDad Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:55 am

    anyone doing TPJ this year?
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    Post by mattnz Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:04 am

    GarethEllisismyDad wrote:anyone doing TPJ this year?

    Hard to find a decent role for him. Was best as an 80 min Edge.

    Can see him playing limited minutes in the middle and maybe some minutes from Kikau on the edge.

    EDG: Kikau, RFM
    Big minute MIDs: King, Thompson, Sutton
    Supported by: Davey / Waddell / Topine / Patolo / Pele
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    Post by GarethEllisismyDad Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:34 am

    mattnz wrote:

    Hard to find a decent role for him. Was best as an 80 min Edge.

    Can see him playing limited minutes in the middle and maybe some minutes from Kikau on the edge.

    EDG: Kikau, RFM
    Big minute MIDs: King, Thompson, Sutton
    Supported by: Davey / Waddell / Topine / Patolo / Pele

    makes sense, im looking at all my favourite traps again,

    reece walsh, ponga, brandon smith, etc

    fun fun fun
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    Post by Rabbits21 Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:38 am

    Thoughts on Haas? Lots cold on him but I mean he’s still a quality player it wouldn’t shock me if he had a big start to the year and has a season avg of around 60.

    If you had to go Carrigan or Haas as your gun mid who are you picking?
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    Post by mattnz Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:49 am

    GarethEllisismyDad wrote:

    makes sense, im looking at all my favourite traps again,

    reece walsh, ponga, brandon smith, etc

    fun fun fun
    Smith is the #1 pick, should do great as fulltime hooker. Has always said that he would play lighter and be fitter at hooker. Should carve up in that role fulltime. You don't want to miss him. Also a hard position to fill outside of him. I can't decide on a 2nd hooker, but will need one as Roosters have an early bye round.
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    Post by GarethEllisismyDad Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:50 am

    mattnz wrote:
    Smith is the #1 pick, should do great as fulltime hooker. Has always said that he would play lighter and be fitter at hooker. Should carve up in that role fulltime. You don't want to miss him. Also a hard position to fill outside of him. I can't decide on a 2nd hooker, but will need one as Roosters have an early bye round.

    yep I have him
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    Post by GarethEllisismyDad Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:07 am

    1st draft - of many many revisions to come, but I'm happy to have things ive overlooked crowd sourced and to get the discussion going further

    Hooker - robson
    mid, cotter, b.smith, tapine
    edg, garner, gilbert.
    hlf, cleary, hynes
    ctr , HTF, Thompson (souths)
    wfb, T.Martin, walsh, ponga,

    Extended squad
    Howarth edg,
    katoa, hlf
    sloan, wfb
    s.luke, hok
    blore, edg
    mooney, mid
    naden, wfb/ctr
    alamoti, ctr

    61k$ burning a hole

    I know there are lots of written and unwritten rules I’ve almost certainly contravened so feel free to point them out
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    Post by mattnz Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:04 am

    GarethEllisismyDad wrote:1st draft - of many many revisions to come, but I'm happy to have things ive overlooked crowd sourced and to get the discussion going further

    Hooker - robson
    mid, cotter, b.smith, tapine
    edg, garner, gilbert.
    hlf, cleary, hynes
    ctr , HTF, Thompson (souths)
    wfb, T.Martin, walsh, ponga,

    Extended squad
    Howarth edg,
    katoa, hlf
    sloan, wfb
    s.luke, hok
    blore, edg
    mooney, mid
    naden, wfb/ctr
    alamoti, ctr

    61k$ burning a hole

    I know there are lots of written and unwritten rules I’ve almost certainly contravened so feel free to point them out

    Both Cleary and Hynes looks like overkill. There are cheaper options that could get gun / near gun level scoring, which should provide value, like Douehi and Hastings.

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