FOX Fantasy A-League Round 8 Preview

Lock out is tonight (Thursday) as the Mariners play the Glory this evening!
So no time to waste, let’s get right into it. Fix up your team here and check out the Ins and Outs for this week.


Tommy Oar $215K [MID]

Brisbane’s golden boy Tommy Oar has hit some great form of late, including his last three matches where he’s knocked up scores of 6, 11 and 7. Yes, he’s in 30% of teams, but he’s still at a very attractive price if you need another midfielder.

Roy Krishna $260K [FWD]

Krishna’s last three weeks, which have produced four goals, have delivered an incredible 37 points for his fantasy owners. A slow start to the season saw him fall in value, but coaches will be flocking back and he’s returned to his starting price. The game has him at 6.6% of teams, but it will be a fair bit higher after this round. Bear in mind, Wellington didn’t play last week due to the postponement.

Alex Grant $148K [DEF]

Perth’s Grant missed the first two rounds and it knocked a good few dollars off his starting price. But 18 points in the past three weeks (which has incredibly, including no clean sheets) has seen him become fantasy relevant once again. Hasn’t missed a minute since his return in round three and Perth will fancy themselves to keep Central Coast goalless this week.


Lawrence Thomas $257K [GK]

Thomas is one of the more expensive goalkeepers and he’s yet to deliver on his price. Owners (10.6%) would’ve been frustrated when the Victory didn’t play last week, but it’s worth persisting. The next three weeks for Victory see them play Newcastle, Perth and Western Sydney.

Diego Castro $323K [MID]

The hottest of starts has fizzled out in the last month for Mr Castro. CCM and Newcastle are coming up in the next three weeks so it’s worth hanging onto the very expensive Castro. How courageous are you? It’s worth considering him for captain this week I believe.


Tim Cahill $316K [FWD]

Yes, he scored City’s only goal on the weekend, but Cahill’s post match press conference was damning. He admitted to serious Achilles soreness and admitted frustration to the team’s formation. There are safer options, considering how much Timmy is worth.


Jamie Maclaren

The Wanderers’ defence hasn’t been up to scratch so far this season and they’ve conceded the most goals out of any side (tied with Perth). Therefore Maclaren (with two goals in his last three) looks like a good choice as skipper.

Andy Keogh

But it’s Keogh who faces the oft-defensively meek Mariners on Thursday night and coming off two magnificent goals on the weekend. Would be tough to go against the Irishman.

Milos Ninkovic

One would be a brave manager to bet Ninkovic would have two quiet games in a row, especially against Adelaide, at home, this week. Backed up his last ‘quiet one’ with 21 points against Perth the following week. Yew!

3 thoughts on “FOX Fantasy A-League Round 8 Preview

  1. Review: Points Scored Round 8

    In: Tommy Oar – 1, Roy Krishna – 6, Alex Grant – 4

    Hold: Lawrence Thomas – DNP, Diego Castro – 1

    Sell: Tim Cahill – 1

    Captain Options: Jamie Maclaren – 8, Andy Keogh – 2, Milos Ninkovic – 3


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