Another week in the books, with a close-to-par score of 796 clipping a few more ranks off the 15k, to 13291. Thankfully everyone had a relatively quiet week, although Hynes going bang late punctured my rank more than I would have liked! Got a few guys trying their best to play themselves out of my side, but really need to start saving trades so it's going to be one of those 'should I/shouldn't I' weeks.
Ended up settling on Hopgood, Keppie and HSS to McInnes, Crossland and Couchman last week. Decided on the two possible cashies since Keppie has stalled and HSS is AWOL. Obviously the Couch didn't go as great as possible, but happy with Crossland's performance. Didn't get his score as I had already banked Warbrick's 38 in the loop (should have traded Hunt over HSS) - but I'd have played Warbrick in my 17 if loops weren't possible anyway, so no big loss.
As for the team itself
Boyd sound at hooker. Filling an otherwise awkward position with reasonable scores. Helped that other hookers were kept quiet last week also so I don't feel as dumb playing him there for now.
Haas, great as always. Running out of superlatives for him. New recruit McInnes did about what I expected. Didn't think he'd be pushing 60s or anything, so will take the 50. Carrigan disappointing again, a few weeks on the trot now. One of those I mentioned trying to play their way out of my team. Possible trade.
Katoa below average, but I think it was just one of those games. Trying to play his way out of my team also but I really wanted to hold him till the bye, especially vs the Warriors. Could make way if need be but I really think he'll be up for it this week. Preston continuing to do his thing.
Cleary and SJ quieter than they have been, but that's the kind of week it was. If Hynes hadn't junked up at the end of his game it would have been even better.
Lemmy has underwhelmed since I brought him in. I wish I had just forked out for Bird tbh. However I'm more disappointed in Holmes. Really thought he'd be more dominant this season, but the Cowboys regression has included him unfortunately.nthenscprentwonweekanagp clearly not the norm, and he's the third player trying to be cut from the team. As he was eventually going to be traded anyway maybe I cut my losses.
Miller a rare low score, will be interesting to see what he can pull out with Ponga back, and whether he keeps kicking goals etc. Turbo key one big disappointment, needs a big game this week to restore the faith. Walsh been the my fave purchase of the year so far. Wish I had just started with the him as a red dot but it is what it is.
Hosking, Ford and IKatoa I'm all happy with on the bench. Would rather have Katoa in the loop of course but if he can hit 40ish every week I can't complain. Warbrick good, Crossland above expectations. Couch and Hands
Trades for this week. As mentioned I don't really feel like I NEED to trade. But also I can do things like Carrigan to Matto, or Holmes to Bird in one trade. Don't fancy JDB as an option. No downgrades I'm keen on, happy to give Bula a week and even then do I really want to be trading in wooden spoon fullbacks?
Interested in thoughts this week, do I push on, or hold? Thanks again for reading.
Haas Carrigan McInnes
Miller Turbo Walsh
Ford Hosking IKatoa (Hunt)
Warbrick Crossland Hands Couchman
Trades: 23 (3)