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The Traders
Round 22 Live - Episode 150

Aug 17, 2017 - 00:57:44

Our AFL Fantasy gurus, The Traders, take to the airwaves each week as the teams drop. Join Warnie, Calvin and Roy on AFL.com.au and the official AFL Live app for an hour of LIVE radio as they watch the teams land, and give the first tips on what it all means for your Fantasy squad. Every Thursday until round 23, the boys are joined by special guests and talk through all the big Fantasy issues of the week. Sam Docherty joins the boys this week to accept his Dane Swan Medal as the Fantasy MVP in 2017.

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Preliminary Finals - Episode 149

Aug 14, 2017 - 00:50:04

Round 22 is the preliminary finals weekend for AFL Fantasy leagues. The remaining four teams battle it out in a do-or-die clash, aiming for a spot in the Grand Final. There is no tomorrow after this week. (Well, you can obviously keep playing and there is Fantasy Match Day with a chance to win $1000 each weekend that continues throughout September). Most coaches were faced with a couple of forced trades ahead of the semi-finals. Whether it was the suspended Brodie Grundy or injured Joel Selwood, there were issues left right and centre with a range of trades made, adding plenty of variation to teams for the Fantasy final series. Hopefully this week is a little easier. Selby Lee-Steere is watching the Fantasy scores each weekend and what the moves coaches at the pointy end of the rankings are doing. His team, Moreira’s Magic, is the No. 1 team overall and following a score of 2209 on the weekend, holds a commanding 374 point lead over second place. While Selby may have one hand on the car keys, but as we know with Fantasy footy, there is no such thing as a sure thing… just ask Calvin. The Traders discuss all of the issues ahead of round 22 and the Fantasy preliminary finals to help you get one step closer to holding up your league’s premiership cup. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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The Traders
Round 21 Live - Episode 148

Aug 10, 2017 - 00:59:05

Our AFL Fantasy gurus, The Traders, take to the airwaves each week as the teams drop. Join Warnie, Calvin and Roy on AFL.com.au and the official AFL Live app for an hour of LIVE radio as they watch the teams land, and give the first tips on what it all means for your Fantasy squad. Every Thursday until round 23, the boys are joined by special guests and talk through all the big Fantasy issues of the week. This week they'll be joined by Sydney backline jet and Fantasy cash cow Nic Newman, who has taken the Fantasy world by storm this year. You can subscribe to AFL Fantasy Live on iTunes here.

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The Traders
Semi Finals - Episode 147

Aug 7, 2017 - 00:48:18

Two teams were knocked out of the Fantasy finals race on the weekend, two now have the week off and wait to see who they take on from this weekend’s do-or-die semi-finals. Almost every week coaches are faced with new challenges. Joel Selwood has been a highly sought after player in the last few weeks since dipping below $500,000. 64 per cent of the top 250 coaches own Geelong’s skipper and will be faced with a forced trade this week. Unfortunately for Selwood owners, his price is $466,000 and it may require some creative thinking to get the most out of the move. Enter the Match Review Panel. Brodie Grundy can accept two weeks for his tackle on Ben Brown, while Zach Merrett and Mitch Duncan can take a week with a guilty plea. Draft owners of Tom Hawkins could be without him for two weeks if he accepts his penalty. Add to that a few injuries and the carnage that is bound to find us when teams are released on Thursday night, you will have to earn your win if you are to get through this week. The Traders help you with your semi-final match up this week and also give out their advice for those hunting a high ranking or sitting back waiting for their preliminary final.

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The Traders
Round 20 Live - Episode 146

Aug 3, 2017 - 00:59:31

AFL Fantasy gurus, The Traders, take to the airwaves each week as the teams drop. Join Warnie, Calvin and Roy on AFL.com.au and the official AFL Live app for an hour of LIVE radio as they watch the teams land, and give the first tips on what it all means for your Fantasy squad. Every Thursday until round 23, the boys are joined by special guests and talk through all the big Fantasy issues of the week. This week they'll be joined by Brisbane Lions youngster Alex Witherden, who has made savvy coaches a pile of cash this year.

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The Traders
Finals Time - Episode 145

Jul 31, 2017 - 00:53:20

Fantasy coaches are reeling from the news that Patrick Dangerfield has been offered a one-week suspension from the Match Review Panel. The second most selected player in Fantasy Classic was cited for his rough conduct on Matthew Kreuzer on Saturday night. If he accepts the one-match ban with an early plea, down from two weeks, 56 per cent of coaches will be making a big call this week on what to do with the Brownlow Medallist. The Fantasy finals work in the same way that the AFL ones do. The top four have a double chance this week, while fifth to eighth face elimination. Strategy for this round can be different from team to team. Curveballs like the Dangerfield suspension, injuries to key players and decisions on who to field or bench will play a key role in shaping the way in each league plays out. Not only for Classic, but for Draft leagues. Picking the right free agents in a time of need can go a long way to deciding upcoming head-to-head battles this weekend. Join Roy, Calvin and Warnie as they help you get the edge over your opponent whether you’re aiming for a week off or trying to avoid elimination… or even battling it out in the plate final like Roy is! Also in this week’s podcast: - All of the action from round 19 - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Which teams have the easiest/hardest run home - Roy's rolling best 22 and the best players from the Fantasy finals last season - Your burning questions answered

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The Traders
Round 19 Live - Episode 144

Jul 27, 2017 - 00:59:07

IT'S THE last round before AFL Fantasy finals and The Traders are taking to the airwaves as the round 19 teams drop. Join Warnie, Calvin and Roy on AFL.com.au and the official AFL Live app for an hour of LIVE radio as they watch the teams land, and give the first tips on what it all means for your Fantasy squad. Every Thursday until round 23, the boys are joined by special guests and talk through all the big Fantasy issues of the week. On this week's show: - The boys get a sneak preview of some of the improvements coming in Fantasy in 2018 - A quick hit of Fantasy news - how's Brad Crouch's cheekbone? Does Stephen Coniglio come in for GWS? - The boys reveal the round 19 teams from 6.20pm AEST. Who's in and who's out of your Fantasy squad? - A complete run down of the best captaincy picks and best trades for this week - All the answers to your social media questions

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The best 22 - Episode 143

Jul 24, 2017 - 00:53:29

Fantasy footy can be a guessing game. You can use the past to help you make decisions on what will happen in the future, but we don’t always have a crystal ball to predict what will happen this week or a few weeks down the track. That hasn’t stopped Roy putting together his best 22 for the last few rounds. The coach of destROY has looked at the top players per position and has made a call on who have been the best of late and who is likely to keep it going for the remaining five rounds. In defence, Sam Docherty and Taylor Adams quite easily sit in at one and two, but new DEF/MID Connor Blakely also gets a gig with his excellent late season form. Kade Simpson and Rory Laird have been consistent throughout the season with Michael Hibberd showing some great form to round out the back six. The midfield picks itself. Tom Mitchell, Patrick Dangerfield and Zach Merrett are the big three that are must-haves. Josh Kelly has enjoyed a stellar season and we can purchase him in Fantasy for much less than he may be offered in a couple of months when it comes to the trade period. Dustin Martin, Bryce Gibbs and Marc Murphy have rarely put a foot wrong. Brad Ebert, who is often seen as a first half of a season specialist, is among a group of players you could throw a blanket over the be among the best for the next month. The best ruckman, and bargain buy at the start of the season, Matthew Kreuzer is a safe option in the ruck line while Brodie Grundy, sans Mason Cox in the side, slots in at number two. Up forward, despite a lowly showing last week, Roy ranks Steele Sidebottom rank at the top with Jack Macrae, Isaac Heeney and Lance Franklin the go-to guys. He also suggests Elliot Yeo and Travis Boak are safe picks. The Traders discuss Roy’s best 22 on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast and name up some other players in the mix. Also in this week’s podcast: - All of the action from round 18 - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - A look at Cal’s Scale of Hardness for the last five rounds - Last hurrah trades before finals start - Your burning questions answered

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The Traders
Round 18 Live - Episode 142

Jul 20, 2017 - 00:59:37

There's just two rounds left until AFL Fantasy finals and The Traders are taking to the airwaves as the round 18 teams drop. For the first time, you can join Warnie, Calvin and Roy on AFL.com.au and the official AFL Live app for an hour of LIVE radio as they watch the teams land, and give the first tips on what it all means for your Fantasy squad. Every Thursday until round 23, the boys will be joined by special guests and talk through all the big Fantasy issues of the week. On this week's show: - The boys chat to Louie Kebakovski from Champion Data on the latest dual-position players - A quick hit of Fantasy news - will Danger play? Just how mangled is Pendles' finger? - The boys reveal the round 18 teams from 6.20pm AEST. Who's in and who's out of your Fantasy squad? - A complete run down of the best captaincy picks and best trades for this week - All the answers to your social media questions

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Final Wave of DPPs - Episode 141

Jul 17, 2017 - 00:52:36

The third and final round of dual position adjustments rolled out on Sunday evening. A group of 15 players holding a single position status were awarded a secondary position based on a changed role in their team in recent weeks. Champion Data, the official stats gurus of the AFL, keep tabs on every player in every game and have highlighted those who are playing in a different position to their initial Fantasy position allocated. Fantasy coaches find most value in players who are originally listed as midfielders and acquire either forward or defender status. That’s not to say the flexibility of a forward or defender adding midfield status isn’t a good thing, but at this stage of the season it’s all about fielding your best 22. Collingwood’s Steele Sidebottom ranks second at the club for disposals inside 50 since round 12 and shares his time between the wing and forward line. At $635,000 it is going to take a decent upgrade to grad the new No. 1 Fantasy forward who is averaging 108.8 this season. It’ll be worth paying the big bucks for Sidebottom as he has score 100 or more in each of his last nine games. Connor Blakely’s role playing across half back has seen him gain defender status. Averaging 110.8 in his last five matches, and top scoring in the Western Derby on Sunday with 149, Blakely is relishing his new role and his Fantasy owners are enjoying the ride! On this week’s episode of the podcast, The Traders discuss all 15 DPP additions and give their take on the Fantasy relevance as we head towards the last six rounds of the season. Also in this week’s podcast: - How round 17 played out - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - What to do with Patrick Dangerfield - The best Fantasy run home - Roy’s rolling best 22 - Your burning questions answered

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Thanks, Hodgey - Episode 140

Jul 10, 2017 - 00:52:06

On Monday, Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge announced his retirement from AFL. He will play out the last seven rounds. This weekend’s match against the Cats will be Hodge’s 300th in what has been a career full of amazing highs. Four flags, a couple of Norm Smith Medals, multiple All-Australian nods and most importantly, a Fantasy footy staple of our sides for more than a decade. The former Hawthorn skipper has a career high of 159 Fantasy points scored against the Western Bulldogs in 2015. That same year yielded his best Fantasy return. An average of 111 from his 17 matches. Hodge’s career average is currently 89.7. This season the 33-year-old has knocked up four tons so far for an average of 90.4. Roy, Calvin and Warnie pay tribute to one of their favourite footballers on this week’s episode of the podcast. They discuss his career and thank him for the insight he has given the Fantasy community over the years. Also in this week’s podcast: - How round 16 played out - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, break evens, “Magoos news” and more - Interesting trade scenarios - Social media questions answered - A look ahead to what Calvin thinks will be another high scoring round

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Hello Mr Darcy - Episode 139

Jul 3, 2017 - 00:43:12

The advice last week was to avoid picking 19-year-old Fremantle ruckman Sean Darcy despite an impressive 80 point game on debut. The issue, Aaron Sandilands would be back. Those ideas have now changed. A season ending hamstring injury to Aaron Sandilands and 114 Fantasy points thanks to 33 hitouts, 16 disposals, 7 tackles and a goal has made Darcy hot property this week. Darcy was taken at pick 38 in the 2016 National Draft and has been impressive in the WAFL averaging 29 hitouts and 77 Fantasy points from his 11 games. He now has a chance to shoulder the majority of the Dockers’ ruck load. With the lowest breakeven in the competition of -28, Darcy’s price has already increased by $75,000 and is set to be a popular late season cash cow. The Traders discuss on how you can take advantage of Darcy’s new found opportunity on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Also in this week’s podcast: - The highs and lows from round 15 - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Trade advice - Social media questions answered

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Hardly used - Episode 138

Jun 26, 2017 - 00:51:33

Last round was something incredible. Maybe we should have seen it coming on Thursday night. There were a few headaches at team selection with Suns Aaron Hall (hamstring) and Michael Barlow (leg) out as well as Matthew Scharenberg and David Myers being omitted. Then the Hawks causing an upset over the Crows. Friday came around and the term ‘carnage’ got a new definition. First it was Gary Ablett putting out of his 300th with a calf injury and his team mate Kade Kolodjashnij was withdrawn from Sunday’s game. Brownlow Medallist Nat Fyfe was the next big name to go along with breakout star Josh Kelly. There wouldn’t have been too many coaches in the country that didn’t cop a hit. Add to that the first quarter injuries and single digit returns for Dayne Beams and Joel Selwood, made for a tough weekend. It is onward and upward as The Traders look ahead to round 15. They will be hoping that players celebrating their milestone this weekend actually suit up and show a bit more than Heath Shaw. In his 250th game, Shaw scored 29 Fantasy points. His 245th lowest return of his career. Photo credit: Heath Shaw Twitter.

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On your bike - Episode 137

Jun 19, 2017 - 00:49:44

The bye rounds are in the rear vision mirror, but the road ahead isn’t clear. The most traded in player last week will be the most traded out for round 14 as Geelong’s Scott Selwood’s hamstring injury sees him ruled out of Sunday’s game against Fremantle. Up until the third quarter last Thursday night, “Scooter” was putting his hand up as the best mid-season mid-priced pick up of the year. On Saturday night, Michael Barlow broke his left fibula and the subsequent surgery will mean he has played his last game of the year. The injured duo have been popular Fantasy selections in recent weeks and they headline the big issues on the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast with The Traders. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the best options to bring in for the run home. Also in this week’s podcast: - The highs and lows from round 13 - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Bye round stocktake - Social media questions answered

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Badbye - Episode 136

Jun 12, 2017 - 00:52:27

The final siren of the Dees v Pies game has just blown and we're straight into the studio talking Fantasy. Round 12 wasn't too bad from a coaches perspective with some decent scores coming out of our best 18. But we come up to round 13 where plenty of our stars are missing. The highest averaging player in the competition, Tom Mitchell, is joined by Zach Merrett, Taylor Adams, Josh Kelly, Adam Treloar, Scott Pendlebury and Rory Sloane as guys going at over 110 per game while there are a few popular cows - like Hugh Greenwood - who have the week off making it tough to get an 18 this coming round. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the round that's gone and get you prepared for the last of the multi-bye rounds... the hardest of all! Goodbyes are hard, badbyes are harder!

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Second wave of DPPs - Episode 135

Jun 5, 2017 - 00:59:24

Every six rounds, the team at Champion Data run the numbers and award a group of players dual position status. They take into account where they line up on the ground, which parts of the ground they get their disposals and their role in the team. If this is significantly different to the single position they are already assigned, they add the new one and become DPPs (dual position players). Having DPPs in your squad allows extra flexibility in your line up and can help you out when trading. During the week, 20 new players added a position and quite a few have been welcomed in the middle of the multi-bye rounds. Basement priced first year players such as Sam Petrevski-Seton, Zac Fisher, Daniel Lloyd and Kurt Mutimer were previously only available as midfielders and with their new forward status, they can provide a handy bench link. Filling the hole left by Max Gawn and Jake Spencer, Cam Pedersen is now available as a RUC/FWD. The most interesting names for Fantasy coaches are usually those who add either FWD or DEF to their midfield status. At their best, Pearce Hanley, Sam Menegola and Travis Boak would be among the best in their new positions. Daniel Rich, Jack Newnes and Dom Sheed will certainly be worth looking at as free agents in your Draft leagues. Also in this week’s podcast: - How round 11 played out - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Bye round trading - Your burning questions answered

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Byemageddon - Episode 134

May 29, 2017 - 00:53:28

They strike fear into Fantasy coaches across the land. The multi-bye rounds are here and they’re ready to wreak havoc on our teams. This weekend we experience the first of the multi-bye rounds. The MBRs – the shortened acronym means for more time to plan or panic – is the block of three rounds when up to six teams have a rest for a week. For most head-to-head leagues, like the players, you will get a rest as match ups are on hold and will resume in round 14. Coaches playing through these or aiming to rank highly overall, will need to do their best to maximise points over this challenging time. Rules change to help coaches deal with the group of players missing. Firstly, the best 18 scores within your on field 22 count towards your weekly total. Sub on the bench players and aim to have at least 18, if not more, playing in rounds 11-13. Secondly, as a new feature this season, coaches are given an extra trades to use in each of the next three weeks. Three trades per round for the MBRs will definitely help save a donut and get your squad in a position to be competitive. Roy, Calvin and Warnie are in different positions with their bye structure. They discuss how to manage this tough patch of the Fantasy season. Also in this week’s podcast: - The highs and lows from round ten - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - How to make the most of the loopholes over the next four weeks - Milking cash cows vs holding for bench cover - Your burning questions answered

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Titch the Official Pig - Episode 133

May 22, 2017 - 00:46:38

It's an honour that has only been bestowed upon two before him. Being crowned a “Pig” is not at all derogatory, it is a term of endearment from Fantasy coaches for players who go above and beyond. Those who greedily feast to bring their owners huge scores. Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell joins Dane Swan and Tom Rockliff in the Sty, a section of the hall-of-fame that houses those who produce incredible Fantasy feats. The two current Pigs, Swan and Rockliff, have been household names in the community and coaches have been rewarded with monstrous scores whenever they have played. Swan has legend status as a pig. His 2012 season where he averaged 133.5, backing up from 120.9 the previous year was phenomenal. Rockliff is the king pig. He holds the record for the highest season average of 134.7 posted back in 2014. This year, he was going at 129.2 before dislocating his shoulder. Coming off his 50 disposal and 177 Fantasy point game, it was time to crown Mitchell as an official pig. We have been tracking his progress, even before being drafted, as he has all of the traits to be one of the best ball-winners we’ve seen. On debut, Mitchell donned the substitute vest. When he got the chance to get into the game in the second quarter, he went on to score 98 points. The following week, free from that green clothing, he played a full game collecting 31 disposals and 10 tackles for 144 points. It was the start of something special. Although there were some ups and downs due to stints in the NEAFL and some having to play some roles that weren’t conducive to big Fantasy scores, Mitchell has been the man we had hoped he would as a Hawk. In each of his nine games at his new club, Mitchell has scored 115 or more for an average of 131.7. This is the best start to a Fantasy season ever recorded as the midfielder’s 1185 points knocks off Brent Stanton’s record of 1164 scored in the opening nine rounds of 2012. The Traders chat to Tom on the week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast to induct him into the Sty. Also in this week’s podcast: - The highs and lows from round nine - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - What to do with the fattened cash cows - Which Gold Coast and Port Adelaide players are the best to pick up this week - Social media questions answered - Calvin’s captain form guide

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Wounded Pig - Episode 132

May 15, 2017 - 00:50:34

Watching the Fantasy Pig Tom Rockliff go about his business at University of Tasmania Stadium on Saturday afternoon pleased The Traders. That was until the last three minutes of the game. ‘Rocky’ dislocated his shoulder after racking up an impressive 130 Fantasy points. While the results of his scans are yet to be known, it would be safe to assume he will miss this week and not out of the question that he misses the following week before the Lions’ bye. Sadly it looks like he needs to be traded. The positive is that the most expensive and highest averaging player in the competition has an understudy or two. Tom Mitchell scored 132 in Launceston to take his average to 126 as his pig-like tendencies have increased since joining the Hawks. Later that evening at the MCG, Zach Merrett gathered 33 disposals and 12 tackles for 150 points. One of the ‘piglets’ is the best option to trade the King Pig to, but if you already have the duo, there are plenty of suitable player to bring in to help improve your side as the bye rounds approach. Roy, Warnie and Calvin discuss trade possibilities and more on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Also in this week’s podcast: - The highs and lows from round eight - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Playing the breakevens - Gold Coast and Port Adelaide byes - Social media questions answered - Calvin’s captain form guide

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Who's Flying? - Episode 131

May 8, 2017 - 01:04:55

We are around a third of the way through the season and things start to get challenging. Yes, they may have already have been challenging so far this season with injuries, suspensions and players being managed, but there is more to come. Gold Coast and Port Adelaide face off in China as they play for premiership points for the first time outside of Australia and New Zealand. What scores can we expect from our Fantasy players in Shanghai? Will the long flight hinder the numbers of our stars? The Traders discuss the big matches in the upcoming round and delve into the numbers that each ground has dished up over the last three years. Also in this week’s podcast: - Roy, Calvin and Warnie’s great start to the season - The highs and lows from round seven - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more - Which cash cows to milk - What to expect from the China game and trading strategy - Social media questions answered

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Sloanedog 0.72 Millionaire - Episode 130

May 1, 2017 - 00:52:16

The Crows are flying, sitting at the top of the ladder at 6-0 and midfielder Rory Sloane (MID, $720,000) is leading the way as the top scoring Fantasy player in the competition. A fracture of Sloane’s eye socket interrupted his pre-season limiting his ownership. Even some coaches who started with him when named in round one decided that 68 wasn’t good enough and traded him out. Since then, Sloane has scored 152, 139, 143, 132 and most recently, 155. The five round average of 144.2 is a true indication of his form and less than 15,000 coaches own the most expensive player in the competition. Is Sloane a must-have? If he continues this form, then yes. A breakeven of 89 means that he isn’t getting any cheaper. The Traders will discuss whether you should shell out the big bucks for Sloane or other premium players around that $700,000 mark or do you look for a fallen premium as cash is hard to come by this season. Also in this week’s podcast: • The highs and lows from round four (link to Roy’s Form Watch: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-04-30/fantasy-form-watch-jobe-needs-a-good-lie-down) • Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more • Cash cow culling • Bye structure • Social media questions answered • Calvin’s captain form guide

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First wave of DPPs - Episode 129

Apr 25, 2017 - 01:01:12

Every six rounds, the number crunchers at Champion Data work with the team at Fantasy HQ to adjust positions of players to reflect their roles in 2017. Where they line up, gather possessions and their heat maps all go into the mix to award players with dual position status ahead of round six, 12 and 18. In the first round of changes, 24 players have had a position added. Robbie Gray has regained the MID/FWD status that he has held across most of his years. Mitch Robinson and Michael Barlow are other midfielders to pick up dual positioning and could be among the best of the forwards available for the rest of the season. Popular cash cows Andy Otten and Dan Houston have added FWD and DEF status making the duo share the swingman link of DEF/FWD. This may prove to become very handy when trading around the bye rounds. Draft coaches who selected Brandon Ellis and Cameron Guthrie will have some consolation for this slow start to the year with the ability to throw them in defence. On this week’s podcast, Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss each DPP adjustment in detail, together with exclusive numbers from Champion Data.

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Making his Marc - Episode 128

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:50:55

It was a round where things started evening out. Some of the players that exceeded expectations early on gave their coaches a reality check. One man who is consistently getting the job done for his coaches is Marc Murphy. Carlton’s skipper started at $482,000 and after four rounds is now worth well over $600,000. Murphy is the highest averaging AFL Fantasy player following scores of 139, 125, 145 and 124. While there has been a fast start to the year from our premiums, Murphy is the only player to have scored more than 120 in each game. If you’re in the 73 per cent of coaches who don’t have him, is it too late to get him? The Traders discuss the big movers of the opening four rounds and how to get the most out of the cash cows in your team. Roy, Calvin and Warnie dissect the best trades and discuss the selection dilemmas facing Fantasy coaches ahead of round five. Also in this week’s podcast: • The highs and lows from round four (link to Roy’s Form Watch) • Chop’s chopping block • Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news” and more • The dual position player watch list • Social media questions answered • A look ahead to Anzac Day and your Match Day teams

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Max, Gawn - Episode 127

Apr 10, 2017 - 00:50:52

A long term injury isn’t something that any footy fan likes to see, especially Fantasy coaches. Max Gawn (RUC, $588,000) is set to spend the better part of the next three months on the sidelines following surgery on his injured hamstring. Melbourne’s ruckman went down in the second quarter on 32 Fantasy points, meaning the most expensive ruckman at the start of the season dropped $46,000 in value this week. The main talking point on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast with The Traders is what to do with the 208cm hole left in the ruck division. The 24 per cent of Fantasy Classic owners have a few choices. One is to find the cash and trade up to the in-form Brodie Grundy (RUC, $623,000), or basically straight swap him to Stefan Martin (RUC, $582,000) who is in the form that made him the top ruckman of 2015. These are simple moves, but could be get clever with the moves and make get more points out of our squad? Roy, Warnie and Calvin discuss the Max Gawn trade and help Fantasy Draft owners replace their first round pick with someone suitable. Also in this week’s podcast: - The best and worst from round three - Chop’s chopping block - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news”, breakevens and more - Which players we should stick with and who to move on - The players we missed with a look at Charles’ team who had the top scoring team of round three - Social media questions answered - Some stats to help you with your trade and captain dilemmas

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Fix 'er up - Episode 126

Apr 3, 2017 - 00:51:31

TWO ROUNDS in and AFL Fantasy coaches are starting to get an idea of what’s working and what’s not. Cash cows are the backbone of your Fantasy Classic side. The cheap players are how you are able to generate the coin to upgrade players in your squad so you can get as many premiums in when it comes to the finals in the last four rounds of the year. If you don’t think you have the best cash cows in your team at the moment, you need to make them a priority with your two trades this week. Roy, Calvin and Warnie work through the best moves to make ahead of round three. Also in this week’s podcast: - The hits and misses from round two - Fantasy news including injuries, suspensions, “Magoos news”, breakevens and more - Trading strategy in the early rounds - Social media questions answered - At look at “PACK ‘ER UP BOYS”, Trion’s team that won the week - A sneak peek at Calvin's captains research

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Game on, baby - Episode 125

Mar 27, 2017 - 00:50:35

Round one scores have been tallied, new prices calculated and we’re ready to make our first trades. With the weekly price movements, we need to be smart when using our two trades. There were some very high scores this round with 62 players breaking the 100 point barrier. It’s important not to just chase last week’s big score as Roy, Calvin and Warnie look at the best strategy for this first week of trading on the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Also in this week’s podcast: - Warnie’s lockout experience. - What we learned from round one including the slow burning rookies. - The top team of round one, Paul Forrester’s “raulup” that scored 2373 (see team below). - Your social media questions answered. - The Traders’ team.

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Lockout Week - Episode 124

Mar 20, 2017 - 00:59:04

It has been a long, hard pre-season for AFL Fantasy coaches. Some who were seeking redemption from last year, like Warnie, started as soon as the 2016 season finished. While others have been quietly absorbing information over the last couple of months and are happy with where their squad sits. For quite a few, this is the week when the first virtual step is taken on the Fantasy training track. Teams need to be finalised before the first bounce on Friday night, but if you wish to have a Tiger or a Blue, then they’ll need to be locked away before 7:20pm AEDT on Thursday night. The Traders guide you through every step of the way on the all-important final podcast ahead of round one. Also in this week’s podcast: - The Traders’ team is unpacked. - Roy discusses team structure. - The best of the sub-$250K players. - Calvin’s captain tips including the loophole. - Team Vanilla – the most popular picks this year. - Warnie catches up with Russell Shore, the winner of Fantasy Classic in 2016. - Your social media questions answered.

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Fantasy Draft Special - Episode 123

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:52:41

Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the official Fantasy Draft game of the AFL with hints and tips for beginners to experts. Play now at http://fantasy.afl.com.au

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JLT4 Fantasy Review - Episode 122

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:53:09

...and breathe. The 27 matches of the JLT Community Series are in the can and Fantasy numbers are being crunched as we countdown to the round one lockout. The challenge of playing AFL Fantasy Classic is selecting a starting squad that will score maximum points while staying under the $11M salary cap. To be able to fit as many premium players in your squad, you need to find players who are priced below what their output will be. Pre-season matches give coaches a bit of an idea of who is under-priced based on their potential role when the real thing starts in round one. The $150K players are best suited to the bench. But if you can get away with a couple to start on your field, then they not only act as cash cows but can provide handy points both directly and indirectly. They can allow you to select more premium players, getting an edge over your opponents. Plenty of under-priced players put their hands up across the course of the JLT Series, but it’s important to pick those who are likely to take that form into the pre-season. The Traders trim their extended squads as they aim to settle on the 30 they’ll take into round one. Also in this week’s podcast: - Game-by-game notes on Fantasy relevant players. - What we learned from the JLT Series as a whole – including who the top scoring players were, the players playing above their value and the best of the bargains to fill your bench. - How have Roy, Calvin and Warnie's teams changed over the JLT. - Social media question time. - The Fantasy Classic team of the JLT is revealed with a few surprising inclusions.

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JLT3 Fantasy Review - Episode 121

Mar 6, 2017 - 00:52:55

With all teams having played twice in the JLT Community Series, we are getting a bit of an idea of who could be in each club’s best 22 for round one – including the all-important Fantasy bargains. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the Fantasy hits and misses of the six games from the weekend. The boys analyse the players who are impressing as we piece together our Classic squads and who might be moving up the Draft rankings. Also in this week’s podcast: - Game-by-game notes on Fantasy relevant players. - The Tom Rockliff playing forward debate. - The outcome of the Bacon Cup and AFL Media drafts. - The best sub-$250K players to select. - Social media question time.

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JLT2 Fantasy Review - Episode 120

Feb 27, 2017 - 00:52:49

Another weekend of JLT Community Series action has a few more names make their way on the Fantasy watchlist including Jack Steven (MID, $630,000) who played a blistering first half on Thursday night. The Saint went at over two Fantasy points per minute. Steven’s ownership increased off the back of that performance as many coaches remembered that he was the highest averaging midfielder of 2015. Roy, Calvin and Warnie highlight some of the best performances of the weekend including potential dual position additions we may see this year. Dustin Martin (MID, $646,000) is a good chance to add FWD status while Brent Stanton (MID, $574,000) has a role that sees him playing significant minutes in the defensive 50 Register for AFL Fantasy - http://fantasy.afl.com.au Also in this week’s podcast: - Game-by-game notes on Fantasy relevant players. - The changing ruck strategy including thoughts from Glenn Luff from Champion Data on the third man up rule and Fantasy. - Roy’s look at the best of the swag of under-priced players - How the first round of our Fantasy Draft is likely to pan out. - A team from Morts on the highest averaging players of the first two JLT game that would be scoring 2281 from the best possible on field 22.

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JLT1 Fantasy Review - Episode 119

Feb 20, 2017 - 00:58:11

The first weekend of the JLT Community Series saw plenty of AFL Fantasy numbers for us to sink our teeth into. Warnie looks at who would be the top scoring players had they played a ‘full’ game. Although Roy says, we must #StayStrongJLT… but which players have confirmed their places in our Fantasy squads, made their way onto the watch list or may have had a line drawn through their names following the first six matches of the pre-season? Also in this week’s podcast: - Game-by-game notes on Fantasy relevant players. - AFL.com.au’s rookie expert Callum Twomey names his top 10 draftees to watch for your Fantasy team. - Fantasy question time from social media. - A JLT team made up of good performers from week one

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Fantasy Radio Hawks v Cats JLT Q3

Feb 18, 2017 - 00:32:09

Third quarter featuring special guest, Luke Hodge. The Traders call Hawks v Cats from an AFL Fantasy perspective from University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston. 17 February 2017.

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Track watchers - Episode 118

Feb 13, 2017 - 00:52:38

On the eve of the JLT Community Series, committed AFL Fantasy coaches are preparing their notepads to jot down any information they can to help them select their squads. The Traders take you through what you need to look out for over the next four weeks Roy, Calvin and Warnie will be bringing you the action from the Hawks v Cats game at University of Tasmania Stadium on Friday 17 February. Tune into the live Fantasy radio call from 7:15pm AEDT streaming on AFL.com.au and via the official AFL Live app. Also in this week’s podcast: - Notes from the recent intra club games and other Fantasy relevant news. - Jackson Thurlow joins the boys to chat about his pre-season and which Cats to keep an eye on for you team. - Fantasy question time from social media. - Advice to help you stay strong with all of the Fantasy relevant news floating around up until the first lockout of the season.

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Which Ruck? - Episode 117

Feb 6, 2017 - 00:46:19

One of the biggest questions this pre-season involves which ruckmen should make their way into your AFL Fantasy Classic team. Over the last few years the top two ruckmen from the previous season haven't backed it up. Will Max Gawn be the man again? Does Brodie Grundy start 2017 how he finished last year? Or do we see Stefan Martin and Todd Goldstein bounce back? Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss different structures for your ruck line up and how best to spend your cash. Register for AFL Fantasy: http://fantasy.afl.com.au Also in this week’s podcast: • Who is burning up the track and training the house down. • A look at Roy's team and his tips in selecting your squad. • Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band discusses his Fantasy Classic team. • Fantasy question time from social media.

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We have lift off - Episode 116

Jan 30, 2017 - 00:47:51

The new season of AFL Fantasy launched last week and The Traders have wasted no time in getting their squads together. Roy, Calvin and Warnie are back in the studio for their weekly podcast discussing the big issues facing Fantasy Coaches ahead of the round one lockout. In the latest episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast, the lads discuss their squads as they stand and what to expect in 2017. PLAY NOW: http://fantasy.afl.com.au Also in this week’s podcast: New features of the game. The first cut of The Traders’ Classic team. Predictions for the top scoring players in each position (see list below). Fantasy question time from social media. Starting squad strategy – guns ‘n’ rookies versus mid-priced players, who the bargains are of 2017, which ruckmen to select and more. Lions’ midfielder Dayne Beams chats about his pre-season and Jack Ziebell shares his best buys from the Roos. MORE: http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Western Bulldogs 2017 - Episode 115

Jan 16, 2017 - 00:11:31

The Traders discuss which Bulldogs you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Sydney Swans 2017 - Episode 114

Jan 15, 2017 - 00:11:09

The Traders discuss which Swans you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Geelong 2017 - Episode 113

Jan 13, 2017 - 00:12:41

The Traders discuss which Cats you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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GWS Giants 2017 - Episode 112

Jan 11, 2017 - 00:11:52

The Traders discuss which Giants you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Hawthorn 2017 - Episode 111

Jan 9, 2017 - 00:14:43

The Traders discuss which Hawks you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Adelaide 2017 - Episode 110

Jan 7, 2017 - 00:10:23

The Traders discuss which Crows you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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West Coast 2017 - Episode 109

Jan 5, 2017 - 00:11:51

The Traders discuss which Eagles you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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North Melbourne 2017 - Episode 108

Jan 3, 2017 - 00:10:26

The Traders discuss which Kangaroos you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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St Kilda 2017 - Episode 107

Jan 1, 2017 - 00:13:09

The Traders discuss which Saints you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Port Adelaide 2017 - Episode 106

Dec 30, 2016 - 00:09:37

The Traders discuss which Power players you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Melbourne 2017 - Episode 105

Dec 28, 2016 - 00:09:51

The Traders discuss which Demons you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Collingwood 2017 - Episode 104

Dec 26, 2016 - 00:12:01

The Traders discuss which Magpies you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Richmond 2017 - Episode 103

Dec 22, 2016 - 00:10:06

The Traders discuss which Tigers you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Carlton 2017 - Episode 102

Dec 20, 2016 - 00:10:28

The Traders discuss which Blues you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Gold Coast 2017 - Episode 101

Dec 18, 2016 - 00:13:59

The Traders discuss which Suns you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Fremantle 2017 - Episode 100

Dec 16, 2016 - 00:11:05

The Traders discuss which Dockers you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Brisbane Lions 2017 - Episode 99

Dec 14, 2016 - 00:11:47

The Traders discuss which Lions you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Essendon 2017 - Episode 98

Dec 12, 2016 - 00:11:40

The Traders discuss which Bombers you should consider for AFL Fantasy in 2017. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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#FantasyLeaks 2017 - Episode 97

Dec 5, 2016 - 00:29:45

The Traders have peeked under the AFL Fantasy Christmas tree and uncovered a bit of information for season 2017. Roy, Calvin and Warnie reveal the new salary cap, how prices are calculated and a few new positions for our stars. Stay tuned to http://afl.com.au/fantasy for more content throughout the pre-season.

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Trade Period 2016 Fantasy Review - Episode 96

Oct 21, 2016 - 01:02:58

Roy, Calvin and Warnie sit down and discuss every move of the 2016 AFL Trade Period and give their Fantasy take, including Calvin's very well thought out "Danger" rating after Patrick Dangerfield changed clubs last year to be the best player of 2016. The boys also catch up with the man who was on top of every bit of new of the last fortnight, Mitch Cleary from Trade Radio. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Mad Monday - Episode 95

Aug 29, 2016 - 00:41:42

2016 is over and the boys are in on a Mad Monday to wrap up the season that was. The best and worst moments of the year are discussed as well as a chat with the overall winner of the competition. The boys also hand out a few awards, including the inaugural "Swanny Medal" for the Fantasy MVP. Thanks for everyone who tuned in throughout the year! We have had a ball doing it every week! http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Grand Finals - Episode 94

Aug 22, 2016 - 01:04:31

The Big Dance is here, the AFL Fantasy Grand Final. If you're playing a match on the last weekend of August, then you MUST listen to the podcast with Roy, Calvin and Warnie as they look at everything you need to know to lift the premiership cup this Sunday. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Preliminary Finals - Episode 93

Aug 15, 2016 - 00:53:27

It’s the penultimate round and that means it’s time for the preliminary finals! What do you need to do this week to make sure you book your place in the big dance? Your questions and more are answered as well as a chat with Michael Barlow who we have inducted into the unofficial AFL Fantasy Hall of Fame. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Semi Finals - Episode 92

Aug 8, 2016 - 00:50:25

With three weeks to go, round 21 is the semi-finals. Calvin has the week off after winning his way through to the preliminary final, Roy has to go the long way on his journey for premiership glory and Warnie, well, let's say he is starting his 2017 campaign. Get the best advice and join in the banter with the boys ahead of the big semi-final weekend of AFL Fantasy. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Finals Time - Episode 91

Aug 1, 2016 - 00:47:16

The Traders get you sorted for the first week of Fantasy finals. Whether you're in the top four with a double chance or facing elimination, the boys will talk through the moves to make this week and Calvin adjusts his Scale of Hardness of the last four weeks. Plus your questions answered and a whole lot of fun on the official AFL Fantasy podcast with Roy, Calvin and Warnie. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Finals Eve - Episode 90

Jul 25, 2016 - 00:48:40

It's the last weekend before the 2016 AFL Fantasy Finals series and Roy, Calvin and Warnie are here to help you get a win in your league. The boys look across the last five rounds of the season to help you do your best heading towards the fantasy premiership dream. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Hodgey's Back Back - Episode 89

Jul 18, 2016 - 00:47:11

The third and final batch of DPPs are revealed and the boys talk through who are the best options to bring in over the last six rounds. How do you prioritise your trades? Should I be looking unique? Who should I make captain this week? Those questions are answered and a whole lot more on the official AFL Fantasy podcast with Roy, Calvin and Warnie. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Gaz Goes - Episode 88

Jul 11, 2016 - 00:46:01

As we're getting much closer to being happy with our 22s, Gary Ablett goes down with a shoulder injury. The best options for the fifth most owned player are covered as well as answering your questions. All that and a whole heap more - including stats - here on the official AFL Fantasy podcast. http://afl.com.au/afl

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Best of the Best - Episode 87

Jul 4, 2016 - 00:46:53

The bye rounds are over and we are looking at the next four weeks to try to get ourselves into our respective top eights and then smash out the Fantasy finals over rounds 20-23. We nail our best 22 to have for the remaining games of the season and take a look into the mind of Calvin with his scale of hardness. Zach Merrett is the special guest on the show and your questions are answered! A big show! http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Mid-year Report - Episode 86

Jun 27, 2016 - 00:47:42

Two bye rounds down and we hit up round 15 full of confidence after moving up in the rankings despite some cannons misfiring. The boys look at the best players for the year, the biggest price hikes and drops and then review each others teams as they write a couple of extra reports on top of the school ones that are being busily finished. Your twitter questions are answered and there are a heap of great stats given to finish off the podcast. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Bye Upgrades - Episode 85

Jun 20, 2016 - 00:47:10

The first bye round is over and the lads do their best to suggest the best strategy to improve your team as the weeks go by. Who are the best options from the returning players gets answered in Twitter Time. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Danger, Danger! - Episode 84

Jun 13, 2016 - 00:44:51

What an epic weekend! Some massive scores were posted by Fantasy coaches mostly thanks to Patrick Dangerfield and his 187. With par for the round ticking over 2200, the boys say we need to brace for the byes starting this week. Strategy and trade advice is abundant here on the official AFL Fantasy podcast recorded straight after the Queen's Birthday game at the MCG. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Psychic Pig - Episode 83

Jun 6, 2016 - 00:48:47

The boys are still on cloud nine watching pigs fly with their boy Rocky being true to his word and smashing out 184! The new dual position players dropped and the lads look at the relevance of each of these. They also chat to Daniel Menzel about his Fantasy team and your questions are answered ahead of this last round before the byes. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Captain Hindsight - Episode 82

May 30, 2016 - 00:47:21

10 rounds down and we are looking back, to help us move forward. Warnie puts together a hindsight team that would be leading the competition without using any trades (see below). The boys discuss what to do with Stefan Martin and the other big issues of the week plus catch up with their favourite Fantasy pig, Rocky. The byes are a hot topic in Twitter time and Calvin has a crack at picking his best captain options for round 11. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Shaw Thing - Episode 81

May 23, 2016 - 00:51:51

Owners of Heath Shaw are swinging from the rafters. Those who don't have him are going to find it hard to get him as he isn't looking like being under $600K any time soon. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the big issues out of round nine and get your team sorted for the week as they answer your questions! http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Is Trengove Real? - Episode 80

May 16, 2016 - 00:45:58

So many questions to come out of the round and we sit down to chat about a heap of players and potential trades. Is Jackson Trengove real? Should we trade Ablett? (Well, apparently he failed a concussion test... we found out AFTER recording - damn!). Your tweets are answered and Calvin names up a couple of great captain options. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Re-Voldting Underestimation - Episode 79

May 9, 2016 - 00:45:04

Last week it was Operation Get Rocky in, this week is is get Rocky out. The boys go over the best options for the Fantasy Pig. We definitely underestimated Riewoldt this season as he looks to be the best forward. Finally, Roy, Calvin and Warnie answer a heap of your questions as we head into round eight. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Operation Get Rocky - Episode 78

May 2, 2016 - 00:49:03

The Fantasy world record holder and Pig, Tom Rockliff is under $500K - we repeat - he's under $500K! How do we get him in? Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss that and a host of issues including your questions and the Bombed out Bombers on the official AFL Fantasy podcast. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Find Zach - Episode 77

Apr 25, 2016 - 00:39:14

Another weekend and another round of frustrating Fantasy performances - including Calvin still looking at the MCG for his captain Zach Merrett. A forced Nat Fyfe trade will be the order of the week for over 30% of the competition. Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat all things AFL Fantasy including revealing some of the upcoming DPPs and they help you ahead of round six by answering your Twitter questions. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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#FindRoy - Episode 76

Apr 18, 2016 - 00:52:56

No Roy for this podcast as he has gone AWOL. Where is he?! Calvin and Warnie look over some stats you need to hear from thanks to the Fantasy Freako. All of the news, what the best moves are for this weekend and the answers to your Fantasy questions here on the official AFL Fantasy podcast ahead of round five. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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What The Ruck? - Episode 75

Apr 11, 2016 - 00:45:25

Scores were a bit higher for us this week than last but we have a few dilemmas with what to do with our two trades this week. The boys discuss some of the big names on the lips of Fantasy coaches such as Michael Barlow and the rucks. Your questions are answered via Twitter and Facebook as we gear up for round four. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Rage Trades? - Episode 74

Apr 4, 2016 - 00:46:34

What. A. Round. If you had a captain by the name of Tom Rockliff, you'll be feeling as low as Warnie... but not necessarily scoring as low as him. Join the boys chatting through round two and going into helping you do better in round three via your Twitter questions. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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It's only round one, but... - Episode 73

Mar 28, 2016 - 00:42:11

Phew! Round 1 is over and for some it was a good one, while others are keen to get into their trades ahead of the next lockout. Roy, Calvin and Warnie have just switched off AFL Live Pass on the iPad and have sat down to record the hits and misses of the opening round. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Lockout Week - Episode 72

Mar 21, 2016 - 01:03:49

It is lockout week! The hours are ticking down before the first lockout of 2016. The Traders cover everything you need to know before the partial lockout on Thursday night at 7:20pm AEDT as well as catch up with a few of their mates. Big thanks to Jackson Thurlow, Nick Maxwell and Jesse Lonergan for joining us! http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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NAB4 Fantasy Review - Episode 71

Mar 14, 2016 - 01:12:16

The final, and most important round of the NAB Challenge is complete so Roy and Warnie (minus big daddy Calvin) look over the numbers that matter from each game. Dane Swan jumps on the phone to give his tips from the Pies. The Fantasy sub-editor from AFL.com.au, Tim Roman, jumps on the line for The Dawgfather to chat all thing Elite following the AFL Media draft last week. Don't forget to grab the Draft Kit as many leagues are holding their annual draft this weekend. We have a big couple of weeks ahead, so tune in for a bumper podcast. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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NAB3 Fantasy Review - Episode 70

Mar 7, 2016 - 00:45:52

Only five games to review from the weekend due to the washout at Mackay but the boys look over the Fantasy numbers that matter. Due to the Lions not playing a game, we got on the phone to Tom Rockliff and he lets us know about what happening up north. We're about to head towards a big couple of weeks of AFL Fantasy Elite, so make sure you download our draft kit: https://t.co/6XZlUxZQ4W

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NAB2 Fantasy Review - Episode 69

Feb 29, 2016 - 00:46:42

Could last weekend of the NAB Challenge called for the biggest changes to our Fantasy teams? Judging by ours, that's certainly the case!. Warnie catches up with two former winners of the School's Fantasy competition for the Dawgfather and we look ahead to the next weekend of NAB Challenge. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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NAB1 Fantasy Review - Episode 68

Feb 22, 2016 - 00:50:55

Riding high off our commentary debut, we took in our first weekend of the NAB Challenge and pick out the info Fantasy coaches need to know. Warnie catches up with Footy Rhino for the Dawgfather and we look ahead to the next weekend of NAB Challenge. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Track Watching - Episode 67

Feb 15, 2016 - 00:43:51

Happy NAB Challenge week! Thursday we get a taste of some real footy for the year but before we do, we take a look at who has been burning up the track, training the house down and every other cliché under the sun. A few intra-club matches were played over the weekend and we find out who fired. Warnie chats with good friend of the show, Louie from Champion Data. All that and more on the official AFL Fantasy podcast. For more, check out http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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2016 Crystal Ball - Episode 66

Feb 8, 2016 - 00:45:50

AFL Fantasy has been open for a week and we have been tinkering with our teams like no one else! Plenty of players have come in and out of our squads as this week we make some predictions about 2016. Which players will be the top in each line? We also look at who are the most popular so far in Fantasy Classic. In the Dawgfather, Warnie chats with the 2013 winner, Hook, about some players he is looking at for the upcoming season. Sign up at http://fantasy.afl.com.au

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Fantasy 101 - Episode 65

Feb 1, 2016 - 00:42:52

The weekly podcast is back for season 2016 and the boys are pumped. Roy, Calvin and Warnie take listeners through how they go about picking their AFL Fantasy Classic squads with some hot tips from Josh Pearce who finished 5th overall last season. They also reveal some of their thinking and picks as they select their teams as the game opened. Sign up at http://fantasy.afl.com.au

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Price Leaks Part Three - Episode 64

Jan 13, 2016 - 00:39:18

At the top of the show, the boys have to discuss the Essendon suspensions. They look at what the Fantasy landscape could look like in the wake of the suspensions to the 12 current Bombers and the five players at other clubs. The last lot of prices are revealed with Roy, Calvin and Warnie giving their take on the Crows, Swans, Roos, Dockers, Eagles and Hawks. http://www.afl.com.au/fantasy

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Price Leaks Part Two - Episode 63

Jan 5, 2016 - 00:31:03

It's 2016 and Roy, Calvin and Warnie are back to check out the middle rung of the ladder with a look at the Magpies, Giants, Cats, Power, Bulldogs and Tigers prices/positions. afl.com.au/fantasy

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Price Leaks Part One - Episode 62

Dec 23, 2015 - 00:34:01

Our AFL Fantasy pre-season is definitely under way! We've discussed the trade period, looked at the draft and now the price and position reveals are leaking. Roy, Calvin and Warnie take a look at the official prices and positions of the Blues, Lions, Suns, Bombers, Saints and Demons. The lads highlight a series of players who should (and maybe shouldn't) be on your 2016 watchlist. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Fresh Meat - Episode 61

Nov 27, 2015 - 00:36:33

The boys may have failed their skinfolds after a big off-season, but they are back for a podcast discussing the NAB AFL Draft, the 2016 fixture and take a look at some potential bargains we should be keeping our eye on over the pre-season. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Trade Period Fantasy Review - Episode 60

Oct 22, 2015 - 01:00:19

Did you know it was less than three weeks ago that the Hawks won the flag? It feels like an eternity with the Trade Period happening over the last fortnight, but it has meant that we have started our NAB AFL Fantasy study ahead of 2016. In the first pre-season podcast, The Traders look over the moves and delve into any fantasy relevance of each trade. Warnie has a one-on-one conversation with Champion Data's Fantasy Freako about what he learned in 2015 and what he will take into the next season. Giddy up for another huge year of NAB AFL Fantasy. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Grand Final & Fantasy Report Card Part Three - Episode 59

Sep 28, 2015 - 00:34:11

It's AFL Grand Final week and Roy, Calvin and Warnie preview the Match Day action for the big game as well as look at the last lot of report cards for the Crows, Swans, Roos, Dockers, Eagles and Hawks. Thanks to everyone for listening this year. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Fantasy Report Card Part Two - Episode 58

Sep 21, 2015 - 00:41:34

The boys preview the NAB AFL Fantasy Match Day games for the Preliminary Finals this weekend and get look at the next lot of report cards for the Demons, Power, Pies, Suns, Dogs and Tigers. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Fantasy Report Card Part One - Episode 57

Sep 14, 2015 - 00:36:48

The boys preview the NAB AFL Fantasy Match Day games for the Semi Finals this weekend and get right into the report cards of the Saints, Blues, Giants, Cats, Lions and Bombers. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Mad Monday - Episode 56

Sep 7, 2015 - 00:45:09

Another NAB AFL Fantasy season has come to an end with Roy on top of the world winning our league premiership. The boys review the year that was and look ahead to the Match Day games for the first weekend of finals. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Grand Final Tactics - Episode 55

Aug 31, 2015 - 00:45:24

Congratulations if you've made it to the Grand Final in your NAB AFL Fantasy Classic or Elite league. We have plenty of challenges this week including a forced Dane Swan trade and the inevitable resting of key Dockers for the biggest round of fantasy footy for the year. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Penultimate Prelim - Episode 54

Aug 24, 2015 - 00:44:13

It's the preliminary final round of NAB AFL Fantasy and we have one massive issue and that's Luke Hodge. We look at all of the options for the big trade to help you get in the big dance. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Barlows and Highs - Episode 53

Aug 17, 2015 - 00:40:17

There is a special guest on the show... the fifth best NAB AFL Fantasy Classic player for the week. Oh, wait, that's just Warnie. We discuss all you need to know as we head into the second week of Fantasy Finals, the semis. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Finally Finals - Episode 52

Aug 10, 2015 - 00:40:17

It is finals time now in NAB AFL Fantasy and our main men, The Traders, are here to help you get through to the next round. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Making your move - Episode 51

Aug 3, 2015 - 00:42:54

Round 19 is upon us and it is the last weekend of matches before the finals start. Roy, Calvin and Warnie help you navigate how to use your trades this week with the best advice going around. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Last Lot of DPPs - Episode 50

Jul 27, 2015 - 00:41:26

It's the 50th episode of the official NAB AFL Fantasy podcast and the boys are pumped up! Despite it being a tough round for Roy, Calvin, Warnie and pretty much everyone else, they look ahead to the last six weeks of the season and exclusively announce the new DPPs. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Gold-sty-n - Episode 49

Jul 20, 2015 - 00:43:52

The round started with Todd Goldstein smashing out 350 for Calvin and Roy. Join the boys as they look at Goldy and a couple of other players in the Official NAB AFL Fantasy Podcast. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Pig Hunting - Episode 48

Jul 13, 2015 - 00:43:08

The big three all starred on the weekend; the GOAT Gary Ablett, original Pig Swanny and our main man Rocky was back in a big way. Round 16 awaits us… that means there are four weeks before finals. It’s Big Boy Month here on the official NAB AFL Fantasy podcast. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Gary is back - Episode 47

Jul 6, 2015 - 00:43:42

A brilliant return game from the Little Master has us excited about getting a very cheap Ablett but that excitement is toned down as Roy's boy Rocky returns this week. Plenty to chat about on the podcast along with an interview with Josh Pearce, the fourth best Fantasy coach in the land. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Resume Normal Transmission - Episode 46

Jun 29, 2015 - 00:37:13

We say goodbye to the byes as we hit up the last ten rounds of the season. We're back to 22 on field and rules as normal. Roy, Calvin and Warnie do a bye round stocktake and discuss the big issues heading into round 14. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Moving week - Episode 45

Jun 22, 2015 - 00:42:24

We are two weeks down with the byes, meaning we have just one to go! Phew. This round most teams should be fielding a pretty decent 18 and be looking ahead to some pretty solid scores in the next few weeks. The boys discuss all of the big issues as they hope to make a move in round 13. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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More DPPs - Episode 44

Jun 15, 2015 - 00:41:27

As we head towards the middle weekend of the season and the middle bye round, we have a new batch of DPPs added. They boys reveal a few before they come into the system on Wednesday. Roy, Calvin and Warnie also discuss trading strategy across these bye rounds. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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The byes are here - Episode 43

Jun 8, 2015 - 00:40:49

Shortly after the final siren of the Queen's Birthday game, The Traders got together and discussed the round that was. They look at their seasons to date and get organised for the bye rounds that lay ahead. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Moving Forward - Episode 42

Jun 1, 2015 - 00:39:06

As the boys review round 9 there are plenty of issues that await us ahead of this weekend and the upcoming byes. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the forwards so far this year and run their eye over how to deal with the carnage of the next month or so. They answer your social media questions and more in the fun Fantasy 'hour', the official podcast from The Traders. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Ruck, Yeah! - Episode 41

May 25, 2015 - 00:37:02

Apart from scoring pretty well this week, the boys are very pumped that Rocky is back! How good was the Pig along side some of our other Swine Fantasy friends?! Roy, Calvin and Warnie look at the best of the rucks this year and delve into your questions from social media. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Middle ground - Episode 40

May 18, 2015 - 00:37:40

A few of us were eating our first donuts of the season however, it wasn't all bad as Roy, Calvin and Warnie all moved up in the overall rankings. Rocky joins in on the podcast and the boys look at the best of the midfielders so far this year. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Taking it back - Episode 39

May 11, 2015 - 00:40:01

Calvin has something special for Warnie as he continues to whinge about hit team - the Karma Bus is back! The boys discuss the main issues of the round and take a look at the form of the defenders over the first six weeks. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Mixing it up - Episode 38

May 4, 2015 - 00:33:34

Who ever said Fantasy was boring. Scores were up across the board - even Roy cracked 2000 this week - but we have a few issues to deal with. Hodge and Lewis are having a holiday and we get to mix things up with some new DPPs on Wednesday. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Sunshine makes me happy - Episode 37

Apr 27, 2015 - 00:37:42

Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the Anzac Round of Fantasy footy including making the right calls for benching players, captain options and they answer your tweets. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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They come in B's - Episode 36

Apr 20, 2015 - 00:40:58

Big week of Fantasy with a sad Sunday. Warnie and Calvin are up and about after scoring over 2000, but Roy isn't. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Fixing Mistakes - Episode 35

Apr 13, 2015 - 00:40:44

Our scores were up on last week, so they boys are a little more excited about heading into round three. Roy, Calvin and Warnie dissect the events of the weekend and answer plenty of your questions to help you make the right choices with your Fantasy team. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Rocky Start - Episode 34

Apr 6, 2015 - 00:40:59

Have we ever seen an opening round like this? Not in our lifetime. Popular picks going down with injury, heaps of players stinking it up and a week where 1700 or so was par. Anyway, let's get that glass half full! This is why we love the game! Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat about the round just gone and give their tips ahead of round two. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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The Final Countdown - Episode 33

Mar 30, 2015 - 00:46:14

The boys countdown to the first partial lockout by giving you all the info you need to get your team locked away. We chat with Kieren Jack about the Swans and all things fantasy. http://fantasy.afl.com.au

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NAB Challengers 4 - Episode 32

Mar 23, 2015 - 00:40:54

Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat with Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury about the Pies and his fantasy team. The NAB Challenge is over so the boys take a look at each game and discuss what they learnt from the last four weeks of the preseason.

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NAB Challengers 3 - Episode 31

Mar 16, 2015 - 00:40:53

Roy, Calvin and Warnie chat with Adelaide champion Rory Sloane, review NAB 3 and look at the most popular players in AFL Fantasy this year.

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NAB Challengers 2 - Episode 30

Mar 9, 2015 - 00:44:52

The boys discuss all of the fantasy relevance from NAB2, chat with Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and we finally get to hear Roy's song. If you are inspired to write and record your own song, send it to aflfantasypodcast@gmail.com. Play against Cotch in NAB AFL Fantasy Classic with league code: 7UC455UX and take on other Tigers fans here: 96D3MU6P. http://fantasy.afl.com.au

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NAB Challengers 1 - Episode 29

Mar 2, 2015 - 00:41:41

Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the first six games of the NAB Challenge and who put their hand up for selection in 2015. Calvin debuts his team song. If you are inspired to write and record your own song, send it to aflfantasypodcast@gmail.com.

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Believe the hype - Episode 28

Feb 23, 2015 - 00:33:12

Another huge episode of the official NAB AFL Fantasy Podcast with The Traders. Roy, Calvin and Warnie discuss the intra-club games from the weekend, the most popular players this pre-season, chat with Brent Macaffer on all things Collingwood and fantasy and Warnie debuts his new club song. Send us your fantasy club song to: aflfantasypodcast@gmail.com. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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Best 22 - Episode 27

Feb 16, 2015 - 00:41:18

The boys are back and the podcast will now be weekly until the end of the season. This week they look at the off-season news and potential best 22 for the end of the season.

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2015 Prices - Episode 26

Jan 13, 2015 - 00:57:36

Roy, Calvin and Warnie dust off the mics in the AFL Fantasy studio to bring you a look at every prices and positions of players from every club. The Traders name up a truckload of players on their watchlist.

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Off-season Pulse - Episode 25

Nov 3, 2014 - 00:41:27

Roy, Calvin and Warnie take some time out to chat about the off-season news that has an impact on our AFL Fantasy sides in 2015. Everything from the trade period to the fixture and other things you need to know before we hear about the player prices and positions in December. http://afl.com.au/fantasy

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