Round 3 Supercoach Scouting Report

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VonCrow_smallHowdy folks, Barron Von Crow here, and we’re here with our Round 3 Supercoach Scouting Report.

Hope you managed to survive the hardships of Round 2, but at least there were some very exciting games of football last week and it looks like we’ll have some potential belters on our hands this week too! The highlights will be the Grand Final rematch between Hawthorn and Fremantle, as well as the Queensland derby and the very first home match for the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval.

Also, remember to look out for the red and green Supercoach scores, RED = bad, GREEN = good which may help you out when it comes to picking your captains for the week.

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New addition to the column from now on is the “Top 10″ rankings. The top 10 scorers from each round will be listed, and as

Now, onto the Supercoach Scouting Report!

First up will be our on-going Top 10 ranking list

Round 2 Top 10
1. Scott Pendlebury: 182 Supercoach Points (10 points)
2. Brent Harvey: 169 Supercoach Points (9 points)
3. Dayne Zorko: 161 Supercoach Points (8 points)
4. Shane Mumford: 158 Supercoach Points (7 points)
5. Nick Riewoldt / Aaron Sandilands: 152 Supercoach Points (6 points)
6. Steve Johnson: 145 Supercoach Points (5 points)
7. Joel Selwood: 140 Supercoach Points (4 points)
8. Pearce Hanley: 138 Supercoach Points (3 points)
9. Luke Shuey: 137 Supercoach Points (2 points)
10. Shaun Burgoyne: 130 Supercoach Points (1 point)

Overall Top 10 Rankings
1. Joel Selwood – 14 points
2. Jobe Watson / Scott Pendlebury – 10 points
3. Adam Treloar / Brent Harvey – 9 points
4. Clinton Jones / Dayne Zorko – 8 points
5. Ollie Wines / Shane Mumford – 7 points
6. Dion Prestia / Mark LeCras / Nick Riewoldt / Aaron Sandilands – 6 points
7. Nathan Jones / Steve Johnson – 5 points
8. Gary Ablett / Luke Bruest – 4 points
9. Brendon Goddard / Pearce Hanley – 3 points
10. Brett Deledio / Dayne Beams / Luke Shuey – 2 points

There’s obviously going to be a lot of bunching up early in the year, but we’ll expect to see that lessen as the season moves on. So far we’ve got Joel Selwood clear at the top the ladder, the only player to have been in the top 10 in both rounds! Both Watson and Pendles sit second on the ladder as they had the highest scores in Rounds 1 and 2, while some familiar Supercoach studs like Brent Harvey, Shane Mumford and Steve Johnson make their first appearances on the list this week.

On the games front, first up is the Grand Final rematch between the Hawks and Dockers.

Hawthorn VS Fremantle

Friday, April 04, 7:50pm @ MCG

Hawthorn Betting Odds: Win @ $1.75
Fremantle Betting Odds: Win @ $2.10

Last time they met: Grand Final, 2013 – Hawthorn BEAT Fremantle 77-62
Key scores: Jordan Lewis 134, Aaron Sandilands 125, Jack Gunston / Michael Johnson 124, David Mundy 117

Key players:

Sam Mitchell

Price – $562,000 – Avg 84 – BE 145
Last 3 VS Fremantle: GF, 2013: 77, Rd 4, 2013: 83, Rd 8, 2012: 114
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 9 games, 116.56 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 108.80 Supercoach Points, High Score of 155

Jack Gunston

Price – $447,400 – Avg 70 – BE 109
Last 3 VS Fremantle: GF, 2013: 124, Rd 4, 2013: 71
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 2 games, 97.5 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 70.21 Supercoach Points, High Score of 124

Jarryd Roughead

Price – $531,300 – Avg 83 – BE 130
Last 3 VS Fremantle: GF, 2013: 105, Rd 4, 2013: 110, Rd 8, 2012: 90
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 6 games, 86.50 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 86.79 Supercoach Points, High Score 146

Matthew Pavlich

Price – $437,500 – Avg 70.5 – BE 102
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: GF, 2013: 107, Rd 4, 2018: 48, Rd 19, 2011: 117
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 7 games, 96.14 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 105.33 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158

Aaron Sandilands

Price – $310,700 – Avg 139.5 – BE -106
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: GF, 2013: 125, Rd 8, 2012: 100, Rd 8, 2009: 120
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 5 games, 89.40 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 86.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 162

David Mundy

Price – $559,500 – Avg 112 – BE 87
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: GF, 2013: 117, Rd 4, 2013: 110, Rd 8, 2012: 83
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 7 games, 73.29 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 93.25 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129

Captain Pick(s):

Sandilands forms in the first fortnight of play demands that you take a look at him here. He’ll be going up against a big with average ruck skills in Ben McEvoy, although will have to deal with Hale as well. Gunston booted 4 goals on his way to 124 Supercoach Points during the Grand Final, but will have his work cut out for him I think. Not a ton on offer, but I’d feel confident with the Sandilands VC pick here knowing I can give myself an out later on with my Captain choice.

Western Bulldogs VS Richmond

Saturday, April 05, 1:45pm @ Etihad Stadium

Western Bulldogs Betting Odds: Win @ $3.40
Richmond Betting Odds: Win @ $1.32

Last time they met: Rd 13, 2013 – Western Bulldogs LOST TO Richmond 61-121
Key scores: Ryan Griffen 143, Matthew Boyd 137, Clay Smith / Tyrone Vickery / Jack Riewoldt 108, Bachar Houli 103

Key players:

Ryan Griffen

Price – $627,600 – Avg 63 – BE 223
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 13, 2013: 143, Rd 3, 2013: 119, Rd 8, 2011: 85
Total VS Richmond Averages: 9 games, 85.78 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 95.10 Supercoach Points, High Score of 171

Matthew Boyd

Price – $60,100 – Avg 91 – BE 130
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 13, 2013: 137, Rd 20, 2012: 97, Rd 8, 2011: 123
Total VS Richmond Averages: 9 games, 103.56 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 103.95 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164

Will Minson

Price – $616,600 – Avg 91 – BE 161
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 13, 2013: 96, Rd 3, 2013: 94, Rd 20, 2012: 62
Total VS Richmond Averages: 10 games, 62.0 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 83.63 Supercoach Points, High Score of 143

Dustin Martin

Price – $549,200 – Avg 105 – BE 95
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 13, 2013: 95, Rd 3, 2013: 150, Rd 20, 2012: 125
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 5 games, 110.0 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 100.54 Supercoach Points, High Score of 168

Trent Cotchin

Price – $572,000 – Avg 101 – BE 116
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 13, 2013: 86, Rd 3, 2013: 139, Rd 20, 2012: 175
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages:6 games, 106.50 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 88.44 Supercoach Points, High Score of 139

Brett Deledio

Price – $558,800 – Avg 114 – BE 83
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 13, 2013: 91, Rd 3, 2013: 140, Rd 20, 2012: 116
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 10 games, 95.0 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 91.57 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140

Captain Pick(s):

Both Lids and Cotchin scored their highest ever scores at Etihad when these two teams faced back in Rd 3 last year. The quality of football the Bulldogs were playing early in the season wasn’t close to what they were producing towards the end of the year however. Both decent VC choices here though. Griffen didn’t show much last week, but might be in for a bounce back game. Minson has a very poor record against Richmond, but maybe he’ll be able to produce something against Hampson? Wouldn’t put much stock in it myself, but if you’re feeling adventurous, then you could give it a punt.

Adelaide VS Sydney

Saturday, April 05, 1:40pm @ Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Betting Odds: Win @ $2.30
Sydney Betting Odds: Win @ $1.62

Last time they met: Rd 11, 2013 – Adelaide LOST TO Sydney 50-127
Key scores: Ryan O’Keefe 136, Daniel Hannebery / Kieren Jack / Tom Mitchell 126, Luke Parker 106, Jarrad McVeigh 105

Key players:

Patrick Dangerfield

Price – $609,000 – Avg 90 – BE 159
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 11, 2013: 97, Rd 6, 2012: 122, Rd 15, 2011: 63
Total VS Sydney Averages: 5 games, 85.60 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 73.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 73

Sam Jacobs

Price – $460,200 – Avg 91 – BE 74
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 11, 2013: 76, Rd 6, 2012: 82, Rd 15, 2011: 118
Total VS Sydney Averages: 5 games, 77.0 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 69 Supercoach Points, High Score of 69

Richard Douglas

Price – $549,900 – Avg 117 – BE 72
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 11, 2013: 100, Rd 15, 2011: 49, Rd 2, 2010:68
Total VS Sydney Averages: 5 games, 59.60 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 117 Supercoach Points, High Score of 117

Josh Kennedy

Price – $568,600 – Avg 100 – BE 116
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 11, 2013: 86, Rd 6, 2012: 118, Rd 15, 2011: 74
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 5 games, 89.0 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Daniel Hannebery

Price – $514,200 – Avg 82 – BE 122
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 11, 2013: 126, Rd 6, 2012: 89, Rd 15, 2011: 75
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 4 games, 96.50 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Lance Franklin (Note: all were as a Hawthorn player)

Price – $487,700 – Avg 66.5 – BE 138
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 6, 2013: 45, Rd 3, 2012: 118, Rd 1, 2011: 72
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 71.38 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Captain Pick(s):

The Crows midfield isn’t setting the world on fire at the moment, which makes me suspect we’ll may potentially see a repeat of Rd 11 of last year where the Swans mids like Hannebery, Jack and Mitchell scored very well, although Sydney’s mids haven’t exactly been setting the world on fire themselves. Franklin has never scored big against Adelaide (his 118 last year was his highest score ever against the Crows), “Truck” Rutten may be beginning to look like he’s running out of gas, but Daniel Talia is still going strong, so it’ll take a big effort from Franklin to score well here. Dangerfield has a shocker of an Rd 2, so I’m sure he’ll be looking to bounce back in a big way also. I’m still not completely comfortable with putting a VC or C on him at this stage though.

GC Suns VS Brisbane

Saturday, April 05, 3:40pm @ Metricon Stadium

Gold Coast Betting Odds: Win @ $1.62
Brisbane Betting Odds: Win @ $2.30

Last time they met: Rd 15, 2013 – Gold Coast LOST TO Brisbane 116-83
Key scores: Matthew Leuenberger 121, Pearce Hanley 117, Jack Redden 113, Brent Staker / Jared Brennen / Jarrod Harbrow 110,

Key players:

Gary Ablett

Price – $695,000 – Avg 130.5 – BE 126
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 3, 2013: 112, Rd 17, 2012: 150, Rd 4, 2012: 134
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 11 games, 126.09 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 131.07 Supercoach Points, High Score of 188

David Swallow

Price – $429,400 – Avg 131 – BE -23
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 15, 2013: 95, Rd , 2013: 55, Rd 4, 2012: 75
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 6 games, 77.17 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 76.96 Supercoach Points, High Score of 135

Dion Prestia

Price – $525,900 – Avg 123.50 – BE 45
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 15, 2013: 68, Rd 17, 2012: 106, Rd 4, 2012: 65
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 4 games, 63.0 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 87.76 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151

Tom Rockliff

Price – $591,500 – Avg 95 – BE 139
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 15, 2013: 101, Rd 3, 2013: 88, Rd 4, 2012: 167
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 6 games, 111.50 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 104.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 121

Dayne Zorko

Price – $447,200 – Avg 141 – BE -33
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 15, 2013: 92, Rd 3, 2013: 67, Rd 4, 2012: 115
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 91.33 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 91.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 115

Jack Redden

Price – $528,400 – Avg 99 – BE 96
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 15, 2013: 113, Rd 3, 2013: 109, Rd 4, 2012: 71
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 6 games, 101.50 Supercoach Points
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 114.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119

Captain Pick(s):

Ablett the old reliable here. Both Zorko and Swallow have been scoring very well in their first 2 rounds, but can they make it three in a row? Might be a risky VC loophole punt there, but something I’d only suggest if you have a Pendlebury or Selwood to play later on, so you’ve still got an out if they fail to fire. If Ablett is your best Captain choice, then take him here every day of the week.

West Coast VS St Kilda

Saturday, April 05, 4:40pm @ Patersons Stadium

West Coast Betting Odds: Win @ $1.02
St Kilda Betting Odds: Win @ $14.00

Last time they met: Rd 11, 2013 – West Coast BEAT St Kilda 84-80
Key scores: Dean Cox / Erix MacKenzie 132, Nick Dal Santo 129, Scott Selwood 124, David Armitage 120

Key players:

Dean Cox

Price – $578,900 – Avg 89 – BE 144
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 11, 2013: 132, Rd 8, 2012: 139, Rd 17, 2011: 137
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 9 games, 122.56 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 106.23 Supercoach Points, High Score of 190

Nic Naitanui

Price – $518,800 – Avg 78.5 – BE 132
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 11, 2013: 109, Rd 8, 2012: 108, Rd 17, 2011: 112
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 4 games, 98.75 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 91.26 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185

Luke Shuey

Price – $489,300 – Avg 106 – BE 60
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 11, 2013: 70, Rd 8, 2012: 112, Rd 17, 2011: 79
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 3 games, 87.0 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 96.79 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154

Tom Hickey

Price – $313,300 – Avg 112.5 – BE -51
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 14, 2012: 53
Total VS West Coast Averages: 1 game, 53.0 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 48.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 53

Nick Riewoldt

Price – $567,100 – Avg 142.5 – BE 30
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 11, 2013: 83, Rd 8, 2012: 123, Rd 17, 2011: 56
Total VS West Coast Averages: 9 games, 98.78 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 98.57 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126

Leigh Montagna

Price – $619,000 – Avg 103 – BE 138
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 11, 2013: 115, Rd 8, 2012: 80, Rd 17, 2011: 154
Total VS West Coast Averages: 9 games, 116.89 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 103.13 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164

Captain Pick(s):

Dean Cox’s form against the Saints over the past 3 years (136 Supercoach Points!) suggests he’s your man here. Hickey has scored well so far this year, but going up the AFL Rucking Tag Team Champions in Cox and Nic Nat, plus having Callum Sinclair on hand to sub in via the Freebirds Rule; this will be a very big test for the young Hickey. Riewoldt has been in some fine form so far this year, and could be another VC pick for you here as well.

Collingwood VS Geelong

Saturday, April 05, 7:40pm @ MCG

Collingwood Betting Odds: Win @ $2.30
Geelong Betting Odds: Win @ $1.62

Last time they met: Rd 8, 2013 – Collingwood BEAT Geelong 102-96
Key scores: Heritier Lumumba 141, Sam Dwyer 123, Scott Pendlebury, 118, Matthew Stokes 115

Key players:

Scott Pendlebury

Price – $683,100 – Avg 154.5 – BE 71
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 8, 2013: 118, Rd 16, 2012: 132, Rd 8, 2012: 147
Total VS Geelong Averages: 9 games, 114.67 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 110.04 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170

Dayne Beams

Price – $497,200 – Avg 125.5 – BE 26
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 16, 2012: 137, Rd 8, 2012: 80, Rd 24, 2011: 114
Total VS Geelong Averages: 6 games 93.83 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 95.27 Supercoach Points, High Score of 162

Dane Swam

Price – $632,600 – Avg 77 – BE 198
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 8, 2013: 84, Rd 16, 2012: 110, Rd 8, 2012: 97
Total VS Geelong Averages: 10 games. 100.0 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 117.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 190

Joel Selwood

Price – $638,700 – Avg 148.5 – BE 58
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 8, 2013: 83, Rd 16, 2012: 107, Rd 8, 2012: 140
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 9 games, 110.78 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 110.19 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185

Jimmy Bartel

Price – $572,500 – Avg 99 – BE 120
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 8, 2013: 112, Rd 8, 2012: 107, Rd 8, 2011: 102
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 9 games, 90.67 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 100.55 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178

Steve Johnson

Price – $625,000 – Avg 130.5 – BE 87
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 16, 2012: 148, Rd 8, 2012: 74, Rd 8, 2011: 136
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 9 games, 92.44 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 85.96 Supercoach Points, High Score of 148

Captain Pick(s):

Plenty on offer in this game! Pendles, Beams, Selwood, Stevie J, take your pick here for your C and you should be happy with the results. Recent form when these teams face off suggests you’d put Pendlebury ahead of Selwood, but Selwood has been looking near unstoppable so far this season. Personally if I was picking between the two I’d go for Pendles, but that doesn’t mean Selwood is a bad choice here.

GWS Giants VS Melbourne

Sunday, April 06, 1:10pm @ Spotless Stadium

GWS Betting Odds: Win @ $1.30
Melbourne Betting Odds: Win @ $3.55

Last time they met: Rd 19, 2013 – GWS BEAT Melbourne 124-87
Key scores: Callan Ward 158, Lachie Whitfield 141, Tom Scully 114, Jonathan Giles 110

Key players:

Callan Ward

Price – $525,000 – Avg 123 – BE 46
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 19, 2013: 158, Rd 4, 2013: 90, Rd 13, 2012: 99
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 4 games, 113.75 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 106.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158

Shane Mumford (Note: all were as a Sydney player)

Price – $496,000 – Avg 145 – BE -14
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 15, 2013: 89, Rd 1, 2011: 107, Rd 17, 2010: 68
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 5 games, 79.0 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 132.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 132

Adam Treloar

Price – $469,500 – Avg 114 – BE 33
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 19, 2013: 98, Rd 4, 2013: 106, Rd 13, 2012: 99
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 3 games, 101.0 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 90.21 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154

Nathan Jones

Price – $485,700 – Avg 118.5 – BE 33
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 19, 2013: 102, Rd 4, 2013: 104, Rd 13, 2012: 109
Total VS GWS Averages: 4 games, 101.75 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 102.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 102

Jack Watts

Price – $411,100 – Avg 77 – BE 75
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 19, 2013: 81, Rd 4, 2013: 70, Rd 13, 2012: 105
Total VS GWS Averages: 4 games, 76.25 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 81.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 81

Jack Grimes

Price – $436,500 – Avg 93.5 – BE 56
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 19, 2013: 68, Rd 4, 2013: 120, Rd 13, 2012: 56
Total VS GWS Averages: 4 games, 89.75 Supercoach Points
@ Spotless Stadium Averages: 68.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 68

Captain Pick(s):

Form would dictate you pick Shane Mumford here, and his opposition in Jake Spencer and Jack Fitzpatrick aren’t exactly world class as well. The only issue is you’ll likely have to go into the game with him as your Captain pick, unless you have someone like Jobe Watson still to come. Still, the way he’s been scoring recently suggests that it won’t be much of an issue if you do run with him as your Captain here.

Nth Melbourne VS Pt Adelaide

Sunday, April 06, 4:10pm @ Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne Betting Odds: Win @ $2.10
Port Adelaide Betting Odds: Win @ $1.73

Last time they met: Rd 6, 2013 – North Melbourne BEAT Port Adelaide 93-83
Key scores: Andrew Swallow 134, Todd Goldstein 132, Travis Boak 125, Kane Cornes 124

Key players:

Nick Dal Santo (Note: all were as a St Kilda player)

Price – $525,700 – Avg 112 – BE 68
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 17, 2013: 159, Rd 1, 2012: 148, Rd 16, 2011: 174
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 9 games, 112.56 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 111.82 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178

Todd Goldstein

Price – $612,400 – Avg 82 – BE 177
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 6, 2013: 132, Rd 8, 2012: 91, Rd 14, 2011: 164
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 88.63 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 93.10 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163

Brent Harvey

Price – $651,300 – Avg 121.5 – BE 69
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 8, 2012: 68, Rd 14, 2011: 77, Rd 6, 2011: 129
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 9 games, 117.22 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 101.24 Supercoach Points, High Score of 176

Brad Ebert

Price – $524,200 – Avg 112.5 – BE 67
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 6, 2013: 105, Rd 8, 2012: 94, Rd 1, 2011: 76
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 6 games, 85.17 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 73.35 Supercoach Points, High Score of 112

Matthew Lobbe

Price – $464,400 – Avg 90.5 – BE 77
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 6, 2013: 65, Rd 14, 2011: 78
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 2 games, 71.50 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 87.60 Supercoach Points, High Score of 127

Travis Boak

Price – $575,100 – Avg 70.5 – BE 179
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 6, 2013: 125, Rd 8, 2012: 69, Rd 6, 2011: 52
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 7 games, 90.43 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 89.64 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142

Captain Pick(s):

Nick Dal Santo has been an absolute monster against Port Adelaide in recent times, averaging a whopping 160.3 Supercoach Points over his last 3. Those games were with the Saints, but it does raise a very interesting option for a Captain choice here. Boak scored decently against North last time, but his output has been clamped down on so far this year. Would likely avoid him here. If Goldstein was healthy and not potentially sharing ruck duties with Currie again I would think about him here, but under those terms, I’d see a low 100’s score on the cards again.

Essendon VS Carlton

Sunday, April 06, 7:10pm @ MCG

Essendon Betting Odds: Win @ $1.50
Carlton Betting Odds: Win @ $2.60

Last time they met: Rd 22, 2013: Essendon BEAT Carlton 82-76
Key scores: Brendon Goddard 156, Kade Simpson 144, Patrick Ryder 127, David Zaharakis 116

Key players:

Jobe Watson

Price – $601,300 – Avg 135 – BE 64
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 22, 2013: 112, Rd 11, 2013: 79, Rd 21, 2012: 87
Total VS Carlton Averages: 12 games, 98.42 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 105.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166

Brent Stanton

Price – $508,100 – Avg 96 – BE 91
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 22, 2013: 46, Rd 11, 2013: 59, Rd 21, 2012: 72
Total VS Carlton Averages: 14 games, 93.29 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 96.58 Supercoach Points, High Score of 161

Brendon Goddard

Price – $572,200 – Avg 119.5 – BE 79
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 22, 2013:156, Rd 11, 2013: 97, Rd 7, 2012: 113
Total VS Carlton Averages: 10 games, 106.40 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 100.44 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156

Marc Murphy

Price – $498,300 – Avg 121.5 – BE 34
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 22, 2013: 98, Rd 11, 2013: 118, Rd 21, 2012: 187
Total VS Essendon Averages: 13 games, 112.31 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages:107.14 Supercoach Points, High Score of 187

Kade Simpson

Price – $513,200 – Avg 83 – BE 119
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 22, 2013: 144, Rd 11, 2013: 117, Rd 21, 2012: 156
Total VS Essendon Averages: 14 games, 104.21 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 97.18 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156

Bryce Gibbs

Price – $514,700 – Avg 84 – BE 118
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 22, 2013: 81, Rd 11, 2013: 119, Rd 21, 2012:143
Total VS Essendon Averages: 12 games, 94.42 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 93.51 Supercoach Points, High Score of 150

Captain Pick(s):

Believe it or not, but Ed Curnow could be the key to this game from a Supercoach perspective. The last 3 games against Essendon he’s tagged Brent Stanton, keeping him to an average of 59 Supercoach Points. If he is instead moved onto a Watson/Goddard or even Heppell, that could spell doom for their Supercoach output this week, and it’d be entirely possible for him to keep someone like Watson to a score in the low 100’s. Curnow kept Cotchin to 84 points last week, so he can cause trouble, so for that reason I’d likely be skipping someone like Watson or Goddard as my Captain choice for this game.

Barron Von Crow’s Round 3 Captain Selection:

Rucks! Rucks are our standout VC contenders this week with Cox, Sandilands and Mumford all looking like rock solid picks. VC on one of them, then loophole if they fire looks like the way to go. As for Captain picks, I’d say it’ll be a case of the usual suspects this week with Ablett, Selwood and Pendlebury looking like the guys to pick.

This week I’ll be putting my VC on Aaron Sandilands. Anything over a 130 and I’ll be using Max King to loophole that score. Ablett is my usual set and forget option and I certainly won’t be changing that here, even if he did under perform slightly last week.

And that’s our wrap-up for Round 3. Which Captains and Vice Captains are you guys looking at this week? Let us know in the comment section below, or on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow

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  1. Rosco says:

    Where did Dane swim to?

  2. Sarah says:

    Great work Barron!

  3. Nathan says:

    My team is Mitchell Hanley swallow suckling gerogio McDonald langdon kolodjhnji

    Mid – Gaz beams libba cotchin daisy Ellis polec dunstan Aish lemmons

    Ruck- sandi Jacobs

    Fwd roughed danger martin wright Higgins McCarthy rohan and pav

    Got 44k in bank any tips on trades this week

    Was thinking rohan for ambrose and wright to Zorko then have 5 possible prem Fwds

    Any one thoughts would be good ?

    • Sarah says:

      I like Taylor better than Ambrose. Ambrose was almost subbed off before he kicked a couple of goals. Taylor did well against cats when he didn't have the subs vest. Think he'll be the better scorer moving forward.

      • Nath says:

        I’d prefer Ambrose because he has a high week 2 score which will mean a bigger 2nd price rise and with the injuries at essendon he’ll get game time, out of all the rooks at essendon I reckon they’ll need him the most

        • Kev says:

          With melksham and winderlich on the cusp Ambrose could get squeezed out or vested. Taylor has much better JS IMO

          • Super_Freak says:

            Ambrose had a good game, but I reckon Taylor will score better over next 6. He looked really comfortable on the weekend. Don't think he'll get the vest much more.

          • Chicken says:

            I highly doubt 2 small forwards/mids will displace a medium/tall forward for the next few rounds. Especially with Ryder a high chance to miss this week, Carlisle and Daniher will both rotate in the rucks (with possibly Thurlow as well). This will probably leave hardingham and Ambrose as the tall key forwards for the mean time

    • nathan says:

      not saying to trade just stuck who do trade for ? or do fix one line at a time worried about cotchin and libba a bit also hoping jock and boys can help me out ?

    • Luke Kilner says:

      I'm holding onto Wright one more week, although people are tipping younger Crouch to come in for older Crouch I doubt he will slip straight into the midfield, and would hope that Wright gets more midfield time where he showed his dominance in pre-season…..they're coming up against a Swans midfield so surely they need Wright in the guts….his scores lack when he gets thrown up forward or somewhere else……surely that can't happen this weekend…

      • Super_Freak says:

        Wright got plenty of it in R1, just his DE is low. If he can get this up a bit his scores will increase. I just can't pass the option to trade him up to The Magnificent!

  4. Dylan says:

    Who should I trade Ryder for, I thought Mumford but I think everyone will have him so I’m thinking Sam Jocobs or Mike Pyke, thoughts?

    • Josh says:

      IMO doesn't matter how many people have him in their side if Mumford is scarring 120+ each week you've got to have him

      • George says:

        I have the big Canadian, Dylan, and he's cheaper than Mummy with a triple figure average so he's not a bad pick. POD as well

  5. Josh says:

    Should I trade Lobbe to Mumford or Dangerfield to Zorko

    • Blake says:

      Lobbe to Mumford by a longshot!

    • Sean says:

      Out of the 2 I'd do the Dangerfield trade as Danger is gonna drop heaps in cash compared to Lobbe, so you can pick him up cheaper later in the year. But only do it if you've got no other concerns (don't have Swallow, Tyson, def rookies etc.).

    • Dools says:

      G'day Josh, NEVER EVA Trade A PREMIUM Like Dangermouse….EVA!!!! Why? Wasted trade, and that my friend is more valuable then a dollar loss. He will come good he is a premium mate otherwise why did you pick him????

    • Fourbells says:

      I am going to trade Dangermouse for Zorko and Matt Thomas.
      I know the purists say never trade a premium, but I will get 2 players who will make around $280K in the next fortnight while Dangermouse will lose $78K and for 1 trade will pick him up for $530K. Win Win

      • Vinnie says:

        You'll only trade Danger back in later on, why waste a trade, mate

      • Pieman1978 says:

        Hell of a set of aggots to do that. I do like your previous Cotchin to Matt Thomas trade. Big cash injection to the warchest & hopefully thomas can get to 400-450 them trade him to a premo that has dropped in price!

    • Ocker says:

      Why ask the question if you have already made you mind up?
      Listen to those with greater wisdom.

      Many people like Dools spend a lot of time on this site replying to answers and try and help people and you don't listen.

      The way it is I AM WITH DOOLS ALL THE WAY ON THIS ONE:

      Cheers.

  6. JohnBoi says:

    Just wondering if i were to trade ryder would nic nat or mumford be better options….mumford has started with 2 easy games and will have a 3rd, but will then be tested and nic nat will have these games later in the season. thoughts?

    • Sean says:

      I've gone with Mumford mate, they're both proven 100+scorers but Mumford has less injury concerns and is the clear No. 1 ruck (with Giles only pinch-hitting), whereas NicNat is competing with Cox and Sinclair.

  7. Ripper_Roo says:

    Great write-up, Barron! Salivating options for C and VC. Ablett is a safe bet for mine. But in locking him in, I risk losing big points with the in form options in the comp or someone like a Beams having a big one. Love your work so please keep it coming!

  8. Sam Taylor says:

    Guys im really bamboozled, What should I eat for lunch?
    Turkey on white bread or a Roast Beef Gravy roll?

  9. Dan Murphy says:

    Gday Guys Dan here,
    Ive got Zac Dawson locked in my side cause me mate paul told me he was good so i picked him
    Was this a good pick?
    I am currently ranked in the top 200000 is that good
    thanks boyz

    • Dan Murphy says:

      Jesse Levsque your not funny and will never be you are a disgrace to Jock and Mikaela

  10. Sean says:

    Hey community, wouldn't mind some help if possible. I've already traded Ryder for Mumford and feel comfortable about this. But for my 2nd trade I'm tossing up between:
    JKH/Rohan to Ambrose and Liberatore to Watson.
    What's the verdict? Trade out an underperforming rookie for a rookie on the rise, or trade out an underperforming premium to an in-form gun of the comp with a low BE?

  11. Steve says:

    Sideways trading is a big NO NO it will come back to bite you on the backside

  12. Blueprime says:

    Ablett for me at Metricon. I look forward to your insights each week, Baron. Keep up the great work!

  13. Sarah says:

    Ryder to Mumford and McDonough to Tyson (move Lewis Taylor to fwd bench)

    Seriously considered Higgins to Zorko… then crunched the numbers based on projected scores and price rises. If I do the Zorko trade next week, it'll cost me about an extra $40k… Zorko projected to go up $60k, Higgins $20k. Tyson is projected to go up $70k… over all I am $30k better off (if everything goes to plan!!!) and can have another week to consider Zorko!!

    • Pieman1978 says:

      I like your thinking Sarah. Having picked Higgins you should try to milk every dollar from him. He owes us from previous seasons. Do you have any other players to trade for the magnificent

      • Sarah says:

        There isn't really anyone else Pieman.
        Need to trade Ryder as I don't feel comfortable putting Currie on the field. So Mumford is a no-brainer on his current form.
        Higgins is the only forward at this stage I'd consider trading as Wingard, Martin, Danger, Mitchell and Caddy are all performing ok and are not injured. Only my premium mids have enough cash to trade to Zorko and I'd be stupid to trade one of Ablett, J Selwood, Watson or Beams!!!
        Nah, i'll wait a week on the Magician and if he can keep it up for another week then I'll go BANG and get him in for Higgins!!
        Thanks for the comment.

        • Pieman1978 says:

          Hard to argue with your logic Sarah. If you fail to plan you plan to fail. It’s great to see a lady on here making us scratch our heads. I’m planning the ballsyiest trade in history. If you want to win you have to do something spectacular

          • Fourbells says:

            Pieman, Have made the Ballsyiest trade, Danger and Cotchin gone, Zorko and Matt Thomas in. (both outscoring these 2) Money saved brings Joel Selwood and Watson in next week, Beams becomes my 5th premium mid. Danger picked back up when price plummets. These 4 players will bring in lots of cash.

        • Captain joc says:

          We’ve got the exact same forward line Sarah my opinion is do you really need zorko there is probably other areas to be fixed

          • Sarah says:

            And that's been my conclusion as well Captain Joc! It's a nice looking forward line isn't it!!
            Thinking I could use another gun midfielder before I look at the forward line again, hence my final decision to go with Tyson for quick cash.
            Thanks for the comment!

          • Captain joc says:

            Yeah good idea I wanted zorko but figured fwd line is good enough and so is my Mids so I’m looking at my backs

    • Dools says:

      Excellent forward thinking Sarah Week 2 is for rookie corrections and I'm going along the line as you . All I have to do is decide VC and C but this article has laid down a very good foundation for the Community eh?

      • Sarah says:

        Thanks Dools!
        I'm thinking I'll give the VC to Sandi and see how he goes… although if Raines isn't picked I'll go VC for Gaz and C for J Selwood.

        • Dools says:

          Sandi is on fire alright VC for me also ATM still considering C GAJ or Dependleberry, Beams and believe it or not Dangermouse!!!!

          • Sarah says:

            Danger is a risky pick but I sure hope it comes off if you do go for it! I love watching him rack up a massive score!! He's a great player!

          • Harrison says:

            Pendles looks like he has an injury thingo next to his name

            • mightymicks says:

              Yeah, he has an ankle problem which he got last game, should play but make sure you have cover in case late out which might be possible, but should play.

        • throttlefinger says:

          VC on Sandi IF Zac Clarke doesn't return. Could affect his SC scores.

  14. brandon2416 says:

    who should i trade for enright have 600,000k
    already have mitchell,swallow,webster,langdon,mcdonald, georgiua and suckling

    • rosco_peco says:

      IMO save the trade mate, if he's not named or a late withdraw, he's only going to be out for a week.

    • Vinnie says:

      Same dilemma but will wait for team announcements. If you have to pull the trigger, go Hanley from Brissy

  15. Dools says:

    Why are you trading him, He is likely to play Brandon! It is just a rolled ankle and he is recovering really fast

  16. brandon2416 says:

    ive heard news he might not

    • Sarah says:

      Hold the trade until he's either not named or is a late withdrawal.

    • Dools says:

      Hey mate what source???? Or is that just rumors

    • Cozza says:

      Likely to only be out for one week, if at all. He's a premo def, so I'd think it best to save the trade and bench him for a week. Make sure you get your rookies right (if you haven't already) to maximise cash generation next week.

  17. benisbill says:

    VC on the Human Tree, Pendles as backup if that doesn't come off.

    Reckon Pav might not be a bad VC shout this week for anyone who's got him. Better conditions than last week and coming up against an understrength Hawks backline, especially if Hodge isn't there to fill the hole in front of him.

  18. Lisa says:

    Would love everyone's input.
    I am thinking about trading Travis Boak to Dom Tyson and then upgrading rohan (who i have on the ground) to Zorko, leaving me with $140k.
    I know as soon as I trade Boak out, he will probably start scoring well, but I don't want to miss out on tyson before his price rise. Help!!!!

    • Dools says:

      Name your mids and swing players Lisa but I strongly advise you not to trade out Boak

      • Lisa says:

        Hi Dools,
        i thought that might be the answer I would get.
        Mids: Ablett, JPK, Cotchin, Boak, Beams, Polec, Dunstan, X. Ellis (emg. Aish & Taylor)
        Forwards: Dusty, Dangerfield, Caddy, Higgins, Franklin, Rohan (Impey & Kennedy-Harris)
        I also have Sam Mitchell and Enright in the backline but I'll hold them both even if they don't play this week and cross my fingers laidler gets named.
        Thanks for your help!

        • Josh says:

          IMO instead of getting out rohan for zorko i recommend you get zorko for franklin. Buddys to inconsistent, he hasnt quite settled in to he's new team, plus he will go down in price.

        • Dools says:

          Hi Lisa You can Swing Taylor to the Fwd line by trading out Higgins Burnman or Rohan your call and bring in Dom Tyson (I can't believe I said that) Now, Can you get Zorko the Magnificant by trading out Burnman or Rohan ????

          • throttlefinger says:

            That's an excellent, more prudent way of going about it for sure, Dools. Well done. Hats off to Keyboard for the assist.

          • Lisa says:

            If I move taylor to my forward line, i loose my only mid/fwd swing. I cant work out how i would trade higgins or rohan out in the fwd line to bring in tyson.

        • throttlefinger says:

          Yeah you're a little midfield prem heavy, Lisa.

          Think what you suggest is fairly radical but may be warranted given your forward line. Boak may turn it up soon but his BE is so high that value will dip regardless. Think adding Tyson and Zorko will give you more cash and scoring muscle in the long run.

  19. Forward Dilemma says:

    Hey Lads,

    My forward line is about as useful as tits on a nun at the moment –

    C. Wingard, L. Parker, Danger, Caddy, Shaun "Burnman" Higgins, JKH, McDonough, Honeychurch.

    Now I'm thinking of throwing Ambrose in the mix for McDonough. He seems like a poor pick in hindsight.

    And also thinking of swapping Daisy for Tyson. I like the idea of the extra cash but I get a feeling Daisy is starting to come good.

    Thoughts?

    Cheers

    • Pieman1978 says:

      Got rid of Mcdonut last week for Ambrose. Happy with that. This is cash making week so your idea of daisy to Tyson is ok. The game is about making money. Tough decisions have to be made. Good luck

    • Azza says:

      Yeah I'm facing the same Daisy – Tyson dilemma. Seems like a wasted trade to me. If anything, maybe swap a rookie…but which one? I brought in Jamie Bennell for Crouch last week coz he wasn't named, now thinking of trading him straight out for Tyson..

      Taylor is probably a better option than Ambrose for pure job security but I could be wrong..

      And maybe instead of getting in Tyson you bring in Zorko for Caddy or Higgins if funding isn't an issue?

      Cheers

      • sputnik says:

        tyson for daisy is crazy!!!! Daisy is a way better player than Tyson so why would you trade Daisy out? Daisy hasnt played the best and still got 92 last week. If he didnt miss 3 sitter goals week 1 he wouldve scored 90-100. Daisy will smash out a few 100+ soon. And even though tyson is scoring OK Melbournes crappy possesion footbal will change coz it aint working and tysons score will prob avge out at 85- lower than Daisy will avge out to.

  20. Bundybear says:

    Just heard from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from his second cousin who was told by a complete stranger that Dane Swan is going to turn his game around.

  21. Shooter says:

    Nice article Barron.. What do you think of going Daisy- Tyson? And also Fyfe-Watson? Going for ranking.. Currently ranked 549. I don't want to be wasting trades, but also don't want premiums sitting on the pine. .

    Cheers,

  22. canman1306 says:

    Option 1: Enright, Ryder -> Swallow and Mumford (100k)
    Option 2: Enright, Ryder -> Swallow And Hickey/Hampson (Min.261K) Allows me to Upgrade Rohan Next Week
    Option 3: Suckling, Ryder -> Swallow Hickey/Hampson (Min.67K)
    Would Love to Keep Enright but Getting Mumford and Swallow is pretty tempting
    Thoughts?

    • throttlefinger says:

      Can you just get Mummy for Ryder? Think that's the only corrective I see in these options.

      Enright is a test this week. Big game so sure he'll play if even near fit. Worth holding on to. Suckling value is going on. Has a low BE…and will for the next 3-4 games.

      • canman1306 says:

        Thoughts on Rohan -> Ambrose then?

        • throttlefinger says:

          Who are your bench fwds?

          Rohan is likely to be out this week (and his scores are about a half inch above a whale's turd) so get him out. Ambrose is a nice way to salvage his expense and make some cash. Like the form of Ambrose. Could be a solid 70+ contributor.

          • canman1306 says:

            Bench Fwds are Taylor and JKH

            • throttlefinger says:

              Hmmmm. Three low-scoring rooks in your forward line. I'd say get rid of Rohan if you can. Ambrose will be gaining in value BUT not the greatest job security. May be worth risk.

              Too bad Taylor wasn't in midfield…could swap out Rohan and get Tyson or Thomas.

        • Vinnie says:

          Ambrose for mine, risky though once Winders, Melksham or Kommer return.

  23. wolfey says:

    Need some help on deciding who to get:

    D. Swallow or D. Tyson

    Swallow would most likely be a permanent (keeper) and will go up in price however Tyson would give me a little more cash to spend and I possibly could get 2 maybe even 3 Keepers depending on who I take out.

    Decisions Decisions :/

    Thanks for any feedback given!

  24. knackers says:

    Is Steven May (GCS) relevant given the lack of forward options? back to back tons?

  25. throttlefinger says:

    Well done, Barron. Always a wednesday treat!

    VC on Sandi if Zac Clarke isn't on side. If so, may go Lids. C on Dependlebury.

  26. brett says:

    Should I trade m.wright or j .elliott for zorko?
    Help needed please

  27. Azza says:

    I have some underperforming premiums – Libba, Danger, Pav, Goldy, Simpson, Mitchell. I am intending on backing all of them, apart from Goldy. I can’t really find a place for Zorko or Tyson (no real issues with my Mids, and not enough $$ for Zorks), but am thinking of the following trade:

    Goldy – Mumford & Rohan – Steven May.

    I’ve got a good feeling about May – I think he has a good attitude, kicks the ball most of the time, and has a more aggressive defensive attitude. What do you think?
    And Goldy just doesn’t like sharing…as has been mentioned over and over. Not a fan of Hickey – I don’t think he’s a keeper, but Mumford could well be. Avoiding WC ruckmen this year as too many split Stats.

    I like votes so…TU – Good trade. TD – BAD TRADE.

  28. cam says:

    Is it worth trading pavlich to Zorko?

  29. Mebois says:

    hi guys, tbh i think i dont need to make any trades unless matty crouch or mcdonough arent named. i have 42k.

    DEF: swallow, b. smith, bartel, lmac, langdon, enright (langdon kk)
    MID: pendles, beams, libba, cotch, tyson, rockliff, polec, dunstan (cunningham crouch)
    RUC: jacobs, sandilands (currie thurlow)
    FWD: T. mitchell, danger, franklin, gunston, caddy, impey (jkh mcdonough)

    i think i should trade mcdonough to ambrose, then jacobs to mummy but no real urgency ATM.

    • Vinnie says:

      Flick Buddy and keep him on your watch list :)
      Not convinced his best is still in front of him.

  30. Choppa says:

    Hi Community,

    I need some opinions… I have Barlow so I need a new premium and I can afford any player. I'm currently looking at Ablett, Selwood, Watson and may consider stevie J.

    Ignoring bye effects what is your opinion? At this stage I think I'm leaning towards Selwood!

    Cheers

    • Blueprime says:

      Without Ablett you can't win.

      • wes says:

        What about a POD – Nathan Jones. rough outsider… playing brilliantly in his new role. No one is picking him though. Maybe I am wrong on him, but I was right about Dangerfield for my team. too exxy for the points at the start, and now totally adrift.

  31. Vinnie says:

    I'm feeling vindicated here, Jock I received four thumbs down for suggesting that picking Buddy from Round one would be a bad move as he starts off slowly and having to figure out his spot in a new side.
    #suckedin ;)

    • Pieman1978 says:

      Well played Vinnie. Im probably giving Buddy the arse this week. Cant stand KPF

    • WombatsFC says:

      Smart pick Vinnie, although more than 195,000 other coaches also chose to avoid him.
      Slightly smarter are the less than 85,000 who started without Dangerdud.

      Those who started without either Patrick or Buddy are probably on the cusp of a Nobel Prize

  32. SC Lover says:

    Im in a bit of a pickle jock!

    A Scenario:
    Currently have Enright, Mitchell and Webster in backline, if 2 of these guys dont play who can I bring in other than Swallow for around 400-500k that's gonna be solid 90+?

    B Scenario:
    If I only need to trade out one of those defenders out should I use my 2nd trade to bring in Matt Thomas for Crouch? (Already have the usual suspects, Polec, Tyson, Dunstan, Ellis. Or use it to get rid of Clurey? but who do I bring in other than Langdon, Georgiou, McDonald?? is Langford my only option?

    • wes says:

      Scenario A – Hooker from bombers is a reasonable goer… and what about Burgoyne too?
      Scenario B – Matt Thomas is a good guess. If you have the cash free… what about Nathan Jones. on fire at the moment, new role, new coach… and gws this week.

    • benisbill says:

      A – Swallow seems the logical choice, though Hanley might be in for a big couple of weeks now Brisbane's past the worst of their fixtures.

      B – Unless it's purely as a cash grab, I'd hold fire on trading out Crouch. Most sources seem to think his strong SANFL form and the injury to his brother have him closing in on a debut.

      • SC Lover says:

        thanks for the insight guys, appreciate it!

        I will be bringing in Swallow regardless, I was more thinking if I could use one of my trades for a corrective rookie trade is it worth trading out Crouch for Matt Thomas purely to jump on the cash wagon, because by the time Crouch gets a price increase my prediction on Thomas would be approx 150k increase by then, I can then do a downgrade to Crouch and free up 250k+ cash as after that point its gonna be rare to pick up a rookie that will play + not effected by the price increase.

        I know your kinda wasting a trade to bring that player back but its a good way to generate the cash.

        thoughts?

        • benisbill says:

          Personally, I don't mind trading someone out and getting them back in later in the season, but doing trading Crouch out now only to get him in again in (potentially) 2 weeks does seem a bit wasteful.

          I wouldn't worry too much about missing out on Thomas – you have most of the prime cash cows you'll still make plenty of profit. I'm a bit unsure of how well he'll keep scoring anyway now that Dan Jackson is closing in on a return.

  33. wes says:

    Hi – Is Rockliff going to get a predominantly defensive role to try and stop Ablett? And will that totally screw his score this round?
    Am thinking yes to both – but would like your advice.

  34. DJ1985 says:

    Apologies on if this has been spoken about already

    Shannon Hurn?

    Have 65k in the bank 30 Trades

    Def :Mitchell/Hurn/Suckling/R.Shaw/Webster/McDonald (Laidler, Georgiou)

    Thinking Hurn to Swallow/Webster to Langdon

    Any other ideas?

    • Pieman1978 says:

      Webster to Langdon. You could go Hurn to Langford for cash. I would. Swallow could get tagged

    • Dools says:

      M. Couch named for Adelaide, Enright is not an OUT for Geelong, Richmond: Delids to miss his 1st game in 5 + years (140 consecutive games) Hampson out.. Hawks: Mitchell IN. OUT Hodge. Webster named for the Saints. Blues: Kruzer out for 3 moths (Foot Surgery) and Carrazo and Walker IN
      No trade for me phewwww at this Stage

    • sputnik says:

      hurn to swallow and webster is brought back in this week so keep him.

  35. Gustavo says:

    How do you think Sam Mitchell will perform if he plays tomorrow night?
    I'm thinking that Ryan Crowley will tag him and will score 70 – 90max. It is risky but im thinking of trading him to D. Swallow to allow me to upgrade Rohan to Zorko.

    It might sound silly to trade Mitchell but I have a very tough game this week and if I can win then it will set me up for top 4 in my league. I can then get Mitchell back into my team after the bye weeks and should be cheaper.

  36. Derek says:

    if you ask me who I would prefer in my team, Swallow or S Mitchell I would always say Mitchell.

    He is a proven premium. Lock and leave.

    Swallow is just as likely to have a 70 this week as well.

    • Gustavo says:

      So you would rather Mitchell and Rohan over Swallow and Zorko?
      Sure Mitchell is a better player and proven gun. Must have for finals but I will make $$$ and can upgrade either at any stage of the season once they have reached max price if they look like fails, both look like reaching 550k in next 3 rounds. Its basically the same as straight swapping 2 rookies this week, you still need to use an extra trade to upgrade any rookie you trade in.

  37. mightymicks says:

    Huge news, Brett Deledio out this week.5

  38. Dools says:

    Hi Community
    M. Couch named for Adelaide, Enright is not an OUT for Geelong, Richmond: Delids to miss his 1st game in 5 + years (140 consecutive games) Hampson out.. Hawks: Mitchell IN. OUT Hodge. Webster named for the Saints. Blues: Kruzer out for 3 moths (Foot Surgery) and Carrazo and Walker IN
    No trade for me phewwww at this Stage

  39. sputnik says:

    People shouldnt stress about low scoring rookies. There price will always go up if they dont get dropped. And there is no point to have all your cows fattening up at the same time coz you can only trade 2 times in a week.
    so staggering the rookies price rises means theres more chance you can slaughter them at their peaks, as opposed to them all peaking tin the same fortnight.

  40. Michael says:

    Thoughts on trades this week? I need to do a couple of corrective rookie trades:
    1. OUT Rohan IN Taylor
    2. OUT McDonough IN have $294,700 cash to choose from McCarthy (+$159,200 left), Ambrose (+$192,300), Impey (+$177,400), Merrett (+$28,100), Hunter (+$10,000), Frost (+$98,400), Murdoch (+$18,500) as realistic cash cow options.
    I was leaning towards Ambrose but not named in 22 yet, same with Impey.
    This leaves Merrett as the one that's projected to make the most out of these next week, but only leaves me with $28K.
    Hunter is the same situation, albeit a little bit less projected coin increase.
    So is Murdoch, less than $20K to play with makes me nervous…
    Frost may be the one but is he a KPP? Don't really want to go near them if I can avoid it.
    Then there's JS to consider – I'd hate to bring one in only for them to not get a game after next week.
    I see this as McCarthy's problem perhaps, aside from that he'd be a nice choice.

    So many questions – am I thinking this through too much?

  41. Gustavo says:

    If you are going to make those trades I'd go for Ambrose JS 50/50 still but with the 81 score to carry into his 3 game ave he will make some nice coin. Also leaves you with 192k that you can use in the coming weeks to pick up a fallen prem or upgrade a mid price to a 600k beast