THE PANIC ROOM – Round 18

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Hells PatchCoachKingsLogobells, community.

Here I was, trying to sneak in ahead of time due to my very busy Friday, and cheekily write the intro to this week’s panic room as “a few light holes, but no major news” before the teams came out.

Oops.

Admittedly the carnage isn’t incredibly widespread, but it will hit some teams very, very deeply and I can’t help but feel partly responsible.

I’m sorry.

It’s the penultimate week for league games before finals kick off in round 20, so if you need to make some drastic moves to catapult yourself into the eight, make those bold moves. Have a gander at other blokes’ sides. It’s now or never for your shot at glory.

But, on with the hastily-written, bleary-eyed show!

THE NEWS

Brett Deledio will in fact miss this week with a calf complaint. He was a will-he, won’t-he conundrum for much of the week, but I reckon we consign him to the injury riddled basket. He won’t be out for long, mind you, but I’d consider moving him on if you had the trades.

Speaking of the injury-riddled, never again basket, Michael Barlow has given us the finger he injured a few weeks ago and raised us a shoulder. Out for the year, but as Lek said this week in his majestical cheat sheet, until he moves clubs he’s a never again prospect.

On top of this, we lose Jarryd McVeigh to a groin complaint. Hopefully he’s missing as more of a precaution against the Blues, and we see him back next week. However, we do gain another MID/DEF DPP in the form of Jimmy Bartel.

Adelaide also give us the gift of Rory Laird this week, so we should be able to field six.

Rocket Eade seems to be taking notes from the Ross Lyon Book of Arseholery, as we see Aaron Hall missing again this week. I mean to be slightly fair to Rocket, Hall does apparently have a hamstring niggle, but I mean…. *marge groan*

Bulldog midfielder Tom Liberatore returns for the Dogs, but he replaces Jake Stringer in their lineup. Libba has been named in the forward pocket, however. If I were a Libba owner, I’d be concerned by this development.

Essendon will finally unveil their top 10 pick Aaron Francis against the Lions. I am keen as a bean to see him in action after he’s torn the VFL a new one over the last few weeks. Give him a week before we trade him in, but CoachKings LOCK on Sunday arvo.

Jack Steele will miss for the Giants with a hand complaint, Shane Savage returns for the Saints, Hayden Ballantyne misses and The Pav gets a rest in the best of the rest.

Refer a CoachKings Mate

LOCK YOUR COACHKINGS 9 MAN TEAM IN NOW

THE PATCH UP

I’m going to talk briefly about cover in this week’s Patch Up, which is nice because I’ll discuss literally patching up your side for the first time ever! Only taken us two years, but here we go!

How much cover should our fantasy sides have? Well, as much as possible, but that’s the cheap answer. Besides, if you’ve got a mid-bench of Callan Ward, Adam Treloar and Leigh Montagna, you’re a hacker extraordinaire, not a fantasy footballer.

Right – so in an ideal world, most Supercoachers aim for a cheap premium on the bench on each line. These are often players you started with but didn’t live up to expectations, such as your Shannon Hurn or Ollie Wines; mid pricers a rung below premium like Brad Crouch or Tom Liberatore; fallen premos like Heath Shaw; or your cheap as chips cover like rookies you might not have the trades to cull, like Walla or Marcus Adams.

So ideally, one of these on each line would give you four almost premiums on your bench, plus a rookie or two floating around.

But very, very few of us live in an ideal world. Some men and women can reach this ethereal realm, but most cannot. Like this poor bastard.

Look at this poor Supercoach bastard

Fun fact, that’s a selfie. So, what do we do?

DPPs. Bloody love the things. With decent DPP links you can have one sub-par premo and one playing rookie covering all four lines, which is why we love dicking around with blokes like Matt Sucking, Clay Smith and Scott Lycett. So, Imma give you the players who I consider to be the best cover you’d look to trade in.

Keep in mind, you’d want at least four trades left after trading these guys in.

Scott Lycett [RUC/FWD] has the mantle as #1 ruck at the Eagles with NicNat down, and with Goldy getting more and more concerning with each passing game, the DPP would be a very nice addition to a forward line. At 423k, he’s cheap, averaging 90 (94 from his last 3)

Concerns: On the downside, he has a penchant for doing stupid things, like picking up club-imposed sanctions or being looked at by the MRP.

Matt Suckling [DEF/FWD] stood up for the Dogs this season in the absence of Bob and Johanissen. Has missed 4 with injury, and has had two very poor games, but as bench coverage he’s very nice. His average is only listed at 70, but take the game where he got injured out of the equation and it floats to 86, which is a very handy F/D7.

Concerns: Can go missing in games, with a 30-odd and a 50-odd in his last two months.

Clay Smith [MID/FWD] has come back from three knee reconstructions, and in three games as two 90s and an 80. Looks a force up forward, and probably won’t average 90, but has shown he has the capacity to push up towards the ton. Only 294k.

Concerns: Dahlhaus’ return might shake the side up. While I don’t see him losing his spot, I’m not sure what the impact will be.

Pearce Hanley [MID] isn’t a DPP, but he is a 400k former premium who may be playing himself back into form. After an up and down year, in which he was averaging 110 by round 6 but has cracked the ton just once since then, Hanley doesn’t have the toughest run home and needs to stand up over the coming weeks.

Concerns: Injury history, may drop in form again

Keep in mind – these are not recommendations for on-field players. They are benchwarmers. Think very carefully about if you’re confident in your rookies to cover ahead of burning a trade on one of these blokes.

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Danger will go off against his old side. Chuck the C on him. Or the VC, but in the sage words of Shia LeBouf, just do it.

Pendles on a Friday night is always a nice option, as is Hannebery against the Blues at home. However, with the Sydney Slot Machine in full force in recent weeks, I’d steer clear.

PODs aplenty this week, with Neale, Priddis, Gawn and Ward all set to have large games, but my smokie pick was very easy this week.

#arousalcurve

I love you community. Get down and play some CoachKings, revel in success and bring home the bacon (up to 2000 dollarydoos worth of it). I believe in you.

Good luck, you beautiful bastards.

 

5.41 EDIT: WHELP, THAT WENT WELL. Aaron Hall is now out for three according to the Suns’ website so he’s getting booted harder than Bart was supposed to. The pain continues as Connor Menadue has been dumped, as has Jared Jensen. PANIC STATIONS.

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  1. dean says:

    have barlow, hall & robinson. who needs to go first ? was planning on going barlow to merret and robinson to a rookie because he is my F7 but now hall is out im not sure.
    thanks community

    • God says:

      Trade Barlow, Put Robinson on field and Hall on the pine and reevaluate after more news around Hall comes out

    • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

      The guy who has been ruled out for the season: Barlow.

    • Patch says:

      Barlow and Hall gone at this stage Deano

  2. Clarky99 says:

    Pendles, Hanners or JPK VC?

    • Tim says:

      Pendles I reckon.

    • Steeeve says:

      Hanners hasn't been his usual self lately so I'd steer clear.
      JPK finished last season on a great run of form, strongly consider.
      Pendles the safest option. Ain't he always.

    • SCaddict says:

      Are you able to do the Danger VC Saturday night and then say C on either Rocky/Zorko/Zerrett/Dusty etc on Sunday?

      You just don't want to get say a 120 from Pendles/JPK/Hanners and then be in two minds about missing out on doubling up on another barn burner from Danger.

      There will surely be some juicy scores in that Lions/Dons games as both teams give up the most fantasy points in the caper, so it could be a very good backup C option, in the unlikely event that Danger fails to fire against his old mob.

      • Clarky99 says:

        Yeah i could use Zerrett or Dusty, but both capable of poor scores, and after last weeks blunder (Buddy C) i'll take anything over 125 tbh. Although a score between 120-130 makes it real interesting as to whether i take it or not.

    • Leeds17 says:

      Very tricky I think JPK has found some strong form but CD has been hitting the inefficient and handball happy very hard at times…

      Pendles could go 80 or 180 tonight, I thought he was lucky to score what he has the last 2 weeks.

      Danger looked really sore last week that worries me as could see him play forward,

      I'd love to VC Danger but also Gawn…. I haven't helped sorry.

  3. Anth says:

    It seems everyone has a different opinion on who the best F6 is for the rest of the season. Despite that, I'd still like to ask some suggestions.

    My current forward set up is:

    – Martin
    – Merrett
    – Zorko
    – Montagna
    – Franklin
    – Deledio
    – Hall (F7)

    I am going to keep Hall as my F7 as it seems he will be out only one week.. so who is the "best" replacement for Deledio for the rest of the year in everyone's opinion?

    • Ben says:

      Think it could be the other way around. Deledio missing only one week, and Hall out for a few. Just something to keep in mind.

      You seem to have all the best forwards. Alot of people are trading in small or key position forwards with a soft draw – Gunston, Rioli, JJK, etc. Lynch is a good option imo. But if you have the cash its hard to pass on Wells. Wish i had him. He will most likely pump out a 100+, and is a true midfielder with fwd eligibility. Dont listen to the haters, wells is top 6

      • Jabba07 says:

        How do you know Hall is out for a few? Any web links? I'm sweating on some news….

        • Anth says:

          Yeah I just saw the article as well.

          Take a look at the GC Suns website Jabba, Eade says 3 weeks.

        • Tom says:

          Hall probably put for 3 whilst lids is more likely to be back next week. I have dahlhaus, hall, lids and McVeigh and will be holding all but hall to gunston probably

  4. Tim says:

    Hey guys. Have 2 trades left and playing for a top 4 spot in league. Have Hall, McVeigh & Deledio which will leave me with 21. Thinking Hall to Gunston but is it worth trading or just cop a loss and try and come from outside the 4? Cheers

    • I N Pieman says:

      Geez that's a noodle scratcher. Think you need to save the trades for season ending. Sounds like all those boys "could" be back next week. Good luck this week Tim

    • Micah Briene says:

      Yer, tough
      Hold on to Delidio
      McVeigh a Groin & Hall a Hamstring – both unpredictable injuries

    • Marty says:

      Hall is out for 3 so be bold and trade him. I'd go for Franklin (assuming you don't already have him) rather than Gunston – more reliable

  5. Micah Briene says:

    Bumping this for fresh ideas
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“`
    Who to replace Barlow in the forward line
    I already have

    1) Zachary Merrett
    2) Dustin Martin
    3) Dayne Zorko
    4) Leigh Montagna
    5) Lance Franklin
    6)__________
    7) Tom Phillips
    8) Jack Silvagni

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thoughts are Gunston & Lynch – but there are not many other options for premos
    someone suggest the Curious Case of Tobias – but I'm not sure

    • I N Pieman says:

      I wouldn't touch Tobias. Playing as a small Fwd. His scoring reflects playing as a small Fwd. You could consider The Hoff

    • Steeeve says:

      JJK or Cyril also worth considering. I have Wingard. Been a huge disappointment but without his injury-affected games he's averaging 93. Came storming home last year as well.

  6. I N Pieman says:

    The Ross Lyon Book of Arseholery! Love it Patch! As you purchase that book you get punched in the face!

    • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

      Yeah some gold there patch.
      Once you get over the smack in the chops and take the book home open up to find. …
      Its empty!
      Just like Ross Lyin has left us on many occasion.
      Fooled again – he is the master.

      • I N Pieman says:

        Agree trigger. Every season he finds a way to turkey slap me. Next year Fyfe only I'd suggest

        • Steeeve says:

          What do you reckon Fyfe will be priced at? I'd be hesitant to spend any more than $600,000. Body not too reliable.

          • I N Pieman says:

            I'd suspect he will be around 550 steeeve

            • Moustachio says:

              Would not touch him for more than that given injury likelihood

              • I N Pieman says:

                Agree Moustachio despite his scoring ceiling. His AV number of games per season is poor

  7. Richie Porte says:

    Can only trade one out, lids or hall?

  8. Steeeve says:

    Option one:
    Danger VC Gawn C

    Option two:
    Danger VC Rockliff C

    Option three:
    Danger VC Zerrett C

    Option four:
    Pendles VC Danger C

  9. Win4top8 says:

    Do I trade out Wells or Hall for Zorko

  10. Jabba07 says:

    Zorko or Merritt for Hall or Delideo. Community, please assist. Is there any news on Hall? Who will be out longest? In a fight for top 4.

    • Tommy McV says:

      Hall on won't be back until round 21.

      • Steeeve says:

        Really?? Where have you heard/seen that?

        • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

          Afl website
          Hall to miss 3.

        • Tommy McV says:

          It's on the gold coast suns website

          So know I'm gonna trade hall and hold Deledio considering he is only meant to miss this week

          • Sam says:

            RFC: Deledio injury worst than first thought.
            Requires more scans and will reassess based on results of scans.

            • Tommy McV says:

              I can't find that news…. can you put the web link in??

              • Sam says:

                I was listening to the radio and they were talking to Brendon Lade about RFC and he mentioned Deledio and he mentioned that he will need more scans.

                Peaked my interest as I have him in my team.
                Now I have a decision to make as didn't sound like he will be back any time soon. Limited trades like most.

                As most teams have him I thought I must share this latest information.

            • Jabba07 says:

              Where is that Sam?

          • Steeeve says:

            Yep same. Hall to Zerrett.
            Unfortunately he's not worth as much as Lids so I can't upgrade Sam Collins anymore. Will downgrade him to a non-playing 102k def/mid. Then upgrade Tom Ruggles to my final premo.

            • Jabba07 says:

              Im doing same. Merritt of Zorko? Merritt is on a hot run, but has Brisbane (Rabo tag?), Geelong away, Suns, Bulldogs, Carlton… So 3 from 5 may be difficult…

  11. Jordan says:

    I have Lids, Hall and Liberatore, 5 trades and 128k in the bank

    I have Zach Merrett, Dusty, Zorko, montagna, HALL, LIDS (Mason Cox and Petracca)
    I am thinking hall out for Buddy and Petracca on the field for Lids.

    Im not.too sure what to do with Liberatore.

    Thoughts and suggestions would be great,
    Thanks community.

  12. I N Pieman says:

    Just In: Aaron Hall will miss 3 games ladies & Gents. If you can, get rid of him!

  13. God says:

    Likelihood of Goldy being a late out tonight??

  14. NorthMelb says:

    Simpson or Boyd? Cant make up my mind

  15. Dasha says:

    hall out for 3 apparently, got 1 trade left if i trade hall, do i trade him?
    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-07-22/hall-hamstr

    • I N Pieman says:

      What's your cover like Dasha? I'd save the trade for the next bloke that's down for the season

      • Harry says:

        I have 5 trades left and am carrying Dahl so Hall has to go. I've narrowed it down to either Buddy or Gunston. Both have very friendly draws. Both have similar avgs. Flip a coin. Happy to take advice. Slightly leaning to Buddy only that Gunston has WCE at Domain on SC prelim week

    • SCaddict says:

      Fark it! Bye bye Hally helloooooo Buddy!

      3 weeks could so easily turn into the rest of the season so may as well get Budweiser's points now with "Linc the Stink" my only forward cover.

      • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

        Didn't take long to use that last one after all. 🙂

        • SCaddict says:

          If I'm going to go down with the ship it may as well be with a boat load of Swannies onboard … Hanners, Parks, JPK, Titch and now Buddy. Sydney have a decent run home and should be playing for keeps fighting tooth and nail for top 4.

          Any legit league aspirations I may have once had were vaporised weeks ago so time to let the hair down and have some fun.

          What are you doing Trigger?

          • azza says:

            would you guys recommend trading hall to buddy if i have kerridge on the bench?

          • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

            Swans nice ticket to ride. Won't let you down though I am no buddy way ever again when it comes to Lance.

            Got 4 left.
            As tracca plays sat going to put the E on him. If spuds will trade lids to zerett as both play on Sunday, worked out I can do this with 1 trade and have $600 to spare.

            Collins on 4 McVeigh will wait on that groin.
            Will loop him with brand.

            Though I read now in the posts lids is having more scans so may pull the merret trigger regardless.

            Danger – VC into the angry rock lobster as C

  16. hedski says:

    Only one trade left and now Halls out for 3.
    Will have to hold I think got ok cover.

  17. Steeeve says:

    Heard Lids is no good, getting more scans. Can anyone confirm?

    • Moustachio says:

      I can confirm that I heard the same impossible to verify rumor :S

  18. red5 says:

    Best Replacement for Hall????
    $460,700 to spend, 4 Trades left

    • Mick says:

      I have all the main fwds, but if 1 falls over buddy straight in for me. Like swans draw & he has had a consistent year.

  19. red5 says:

    anyone like Ben Brown $ 415,300 ???
    BE 12
    Last 3 Rd Avg: 106.3

    • Dave says:

      No

    • Leeds17 says:

      Could entertain as a loop Cover/F7, honestly the first 4 fwds big themselves but after that it's anyones guess

    • Patch says:

      Phwoar if he had the ruck DPP I'd maybe say yes but just too let field for my liking, Red. Love your search outside the box though mate!

  20. Josh says:

    AFL.com confirms Lids done for season after further scans

    • Steeeve says:

      Link?

      If so, CARNAGE

    • Tommy McV says:

      I've looked through and I can't find that at all

      • Steeeve says:

        Yep me neither. Not on the website, not on Twitter.

        Confirmed: Getting more scans — not a good sign

        But I call bullshit on him being out for the season

        • Tommy McV says:

          Do I still get rid of hall before Deleido even though he is going in for more scans??

        • Josh says:

          Look on Tigers website he's out for the rest of the year

          • Tommy McV says:

            yeah can't find it on that either. On the injury list on the club website still says TBC

          • Steeeve says:

            Yeah it ain't on there. Keep trying though champ.

  21. Cameron says:

    Need to trade hall out, I've got 5 trades left and only 6k in the bank, is it worth using two trades to get merret in?

  22. Jack says:

    Which option:

    1. Montagna and Pendlebury
    2. Zorko and Coniglio
    3. Zorko and Merrett

  23. Tommo09 says:

    Last chance for me
    Do I or do I not trade Petracca for a premo fwd and have Hall at F7 until he is back?
    Can get anyone except Merrett?
    I have 3 trades left

  24. Mac says:

    Trade Hall? Listed as more than 1 week now? It is said that he may return Round 21 which is the earliest time the club believes he will return to the senior team.
    Source: Gold Coast Suns Website

    • Steeeve says:

      Yes mate trade him. However if you have only one or two left Lids could also be done for the season (if commenters on here are to be believed). So in that case you'd be better off holding Hall for finals.

    • ethan says:

      3 weeks say rocket

  25. Neverweaken says:

    I have 1 trade left. And lots of cover. Earlier this week I ditched Collins, swung Hipwood to defence and brought in Zorko cos I couldn't afford Merret. I have Hall.
    Should I reverse trades, trade out Hall and bring in Merret? That will bring Hipwood back to the fwd as DPP with suckling.
    Or leave it and keep Zorko. Zorko not as high a ceiling as Merret but I keep thinking Merret can't keep producing those scores.

    • Patch says:

      Would keep as much cover as you can with the one trade left, mate. Would go Hall-Merrett myself, but Zorko isn't a bad selection for Hall either

      • Neverweaken says:

        Can keep hall and get Zorko. Or have to trade hall to get Merrett Hate to trade Hall and have him back on a couple of weeks.

  26. ethan says:

    Aaron Hall I hate you

    • Steeeve says:

      Me too. And I loved you so much after the first few rounds, thought I'd picked the breakout star of the year.

      Rookies and fallen genuine premos next year.

  27. Shake n bake says:

    I'm I the only 1 thinkin Coniglio for Hall? & not Merrett. My fwds are buddy dusty Montagna Zorko lynch hall Patracca Grimley.

    • Steeeve says:

      He's a mid mate so I assume you will start Tracca on field?

      • Shake n bake says:

        Looking at to many scenarios….me bad!

        • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

          Man if he was a fwd he would be first in! Kid is good and only gonna get better,

          May find his way into my team next year

  28. Lee says:

    5 Trades left – 129k. Any advice, do i just hold as can cover? Much appreciated.

    Def: Shaw, Bartel, Laird, Simpson, Rich, Collins (MCVEIGH, O McDonald)
    Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Hanners, Rockliff, Gray, Priddis, S Thompson (J Smith, Trengove, T Phillips)
    Ruck: Gawn, S Martin (Grimley)
    Fwd: D Martin, Wells, Montagna, Zorko Tippa, Petracca (DELEDIO, HALL)

    • Dean says:

      Hell yes HOLD him while you have cover, I don't have cover unless COX ends up being a late inclusion tomorrow although unlikely.

  29. Tony says:

    Whats your thoughts on Shaun Burgoyne guys???

  30. Kev says:

    Tucker and Broad are my D7/8 so in the need of cover with McV having the week off. Options are thin though. Not interested in William or Hammelmann from the Lions. WhiteX or punt on Francis?

  31. Dean says:

    My partner is so bloody arsey its crazy, this is her team.

    DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Simpson, Boyd, Gibson, Laird (Collins, Williams)
    MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Parker, Sloane, Steven, Priddis, Mathieson (Davis, Stewart, Trengove)
    RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Grimley)
    FWD: Mrtin, Merrett, Montagna, Zorko, Rioli, Wingard (Phillips, Wyatt)

    She has dodged all the carnage, the only player that may be a late withdrawal is Goldy and if so Naismith comes in.
    She is waiting to turn Davis into Dahlhaus in round 20 once his price has bottomed out to around $300k to $330k

    I have Hall and will have to burn a trade, not sure who I will bring in thinking either Gunston or JJK.

  32. Mac says:

    Anyone else gotta trade Hall and Barlow?

    • Dave says:

      You have to trade Barlow

    • Micah says:

      Gonna get rid of Barlow
      He's not back for the season & nee2x a premo to cover

    • Dean says:

      Thankfully I traded Barlow the week he was out and when I seen him named 2 weeks later I was kicking myself coz I went Barlow to Merrett and burnt a trade which I need, however as soon as he got back and re-injured himself I was then wrapped I did trade him in round 15

  33. Mick says:

    5 trades left, playing for league win. Liber out for Jk or Sloane ?

    • Mick says:

      PS. Both have a good run home & already have Parker & Hannerbury . Jk has slowly been building since mid season & Sloane has a slightly easier draw but do worry about him coping with a tag especially against Robinson in round 20. Thoughts?

      • Micah Briene says:

        I'd be thinking Sloane over Liba

        I'm tossing up between Sloane, Selwood or Bont

  34. Liam says:

    Naismith or Collins on field ?

  35. Mac says:

    No Menadue or Jansen may hurt a few people with Lids/Hall/Barlow out this week.

  36. Mitchell says:

    docherty shaw simpson laird bartel adams joyce broad
    pendles danger sloane parker hanners libba steven ward trengove stewart d.cuningham
    goldy gawn cox
    martin hall barlow zorko merrett montagna menadue phillips

    7 trades left and 267k

    im torn on who to bring in for barlow/adams. dont really want to use joyce as d6 this week. and stuck on who to bring in forward line

    would really appreciate some help community!

  37. Tommy McV says:

    Trading out Hall, haven't got much money to spend at all like 8K, is Toby Greene the best option? Or someone like Scott Lycett a POD that's got the #1 ruck spot and is scoring very well

  38. James says:

    Need some help community. 5 trades left and I need to ditch Hall

    Do I trade Hall for Greene and only use one trade or

    Trade Menadue for Naismith/Markov and then trade Hall for Merrett?

  39. Alex says:

    What's everyone's opinion on Tom lynch from the Suns?
    Only have 477k to trade hall.
    Obviously the trade isn't going to be a highly consistent scorer but any good or nah?

  40. Dylan says:

    Is it worth keeping Hall and playing Papley just for this week to see how long he's out for? Only got 2 trades left.

    • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

      Hall out for a minimum of 3 bud, on afl and GC website

    • Derek says:

      Papley goes alright. Hall will be back before the end of the season. you will need those trades. Hold

  41. nervous coach says:

    Nice work again Patch. Should I go for Naismith or C Smith to replace M Cox. Naismith is cheaper and a DPP but inconsistent and job security unknown. Smith is more expensive, consistent and seems to have better JS. Thoughts!!!

    • Derek says:

      why do you need to replace Cox? save the trade

    • Patch says:

      Depends on if you need ruck cover. Smith will absolutely score more, but if he's on the pine while Goldy is rested it won't do us much good!
      That said, #yolo – Clay Smith for mine

      • nervous coach says:

        Thanks Derek and Patch. Have Gawn and Z Smith with Cox as R3. Only thought to trade him since he is not likely to get a game anytime soon. Missed the opportunity this week. Could trade Grimley to Naismith or hold fire and go with Hipwood as F8. Thoughts!!!

  42. John says:

    Need some help quick guys I have 3 trades left, should I upgrade Matthew Wright to Zac Merrett or upgrade Rich to any defender or upgrade deledio? Or should I just not trade.

  43. Steve says:

    How many trades do people have? I'm on 4 after using 2 this week.

    • Derek says:

      i have 5, but havn't used any this week yet. Will see how Motlop goes before trading Delidio. If Motlop does good i'll take his score and wait a week on Delidio

    • red5 says:

      4

    • Steeeve says:

      7 and glad

    • Cam_H says:

      I have 5 but still carrying 3 mid-pricers on-field.
      Like most of us, I have been hit quite a bit with long term injuries to my team this year (and currently have 5 'healthy' but non-selected rookies on my bench).

  44. Derek says:

    i'm going into this weekend with Zero bench cover. Not one of my bench is playing this weekend.

    • SCaddict says:

      Yep the mighty menapoo finally got flushed down the dunny!

      Are you trading out either Hall or Lids or munching down on a donut?

      • Derek says:

        Don't have Hall, have Motlop as my F7.

        Do have McVeigh and Delidio.

        Will give Motlop the E, if he is poor will trade Delidio (maybe to Cyril) if Motlop does ok I'll keep Delidio until next week and see what is problems are

        • Swans2012 says:

          Shouldn't be holding lids either way Derek? Feels like a hold this week to me….

    • Millicent says:

      Join the queue Derek. SC can be a prick of game sometimes. Good luck.

  45. Sully321 says:

    I've got Libba, deledio and hall with 270k in the bank what should I do? I know I need to get rid of hall but do I just take jack silvagni's score this week by holding Deledio and upgrading Libba or do I keep Libba for another week? I've got 5 trades left

  46. Dave says:

    With the way players are dropping like flies I would hold

    • John says:

      Thanks mate. But it's also that deledio is out and I have no bench cover so I'm a but stuffed there

  47. Josh says:

    Sounds like Goldy might be a late out?

    • Dave says:

      Looks like Daw will Ruck

    • johnno2908 says:

      Final team is in, no late changes. Swallow, Clarke, Mullett, Daw the starting interchange #AFLPiesNorth

      North Mebourne Twitter

  48. Dean says:

    Goldy & Daw playing?

  49. hedski says:

    No late changes tonight.
    AFL Live website.
    Could still be a late late out I suppose but I hope not (Goldy I'm lookin at you)

    • Dean says:

      Goldy will play but I think he will be managed carefully, don't be surprised if he spends only half the time on the ground.

    • Patch says:

      Not all heroes wear capes, Hedski

      (Unless you're wearing a cape right now)

      • hedski says:

        I am. Reckon Goldy will play deep fwd alot tonight. Hopefully he snags a couple.
        Zerrett in for Barlow this week.
        Cheers Patcharinodiddlydoo.

  50. Confusion says:

    Boyd, Williams or Gibbo to finish my defence boys?

  51. Borrismcstupidhead says:

    I can do Zerret and Gibbo in or Franklin and Z.Williams..thoughts?

  52. Confused says:

    Ok. Only going for league wins here.

    So have already downgraded Collins to William to free up some cash and have ruggles playing onfield. Will upgrade ruggles for last def premo in future when required based on who I'm facing. After this trade, i have 6 trades left.

    Now, my fwd line is: Martin zorko hall montagna greene wells (petracca, Phillips).

    Was thinking of upgrading either hall or petracca to merrett. Petracca is my only mid cover though, which would become hall if I trade him. Not sure if that's too risky with hall out for 3 weeks. Otherwise, trade hall and have extra cash to upgrade ruggles nxt week (possibly without requiring any other trade), and that locks in petracca as my mid cover. Alternatively I could do nothing as I should win the games that matter this week in my leagues. Thoughts?

  53. Jack says:

    Is howe an option??
    Only owned in 4.1% of teams
    Im thinking of trading hall to howe or should i get wells or montagna instead
    Howe has been very consistnet
    help communityy!!

    • Patch says:

      Yessss love that option Jack

      • Leeds17 says:

        Only concern is that it 3 weeks now he's been thrown forward late, looked better when only 2 of Brown, Reid & Marsh were playing.

  54. Daniel says:

    Which of these options is the best to use my last trade on?

    OPTION 1: Trade out Collins, Swing Bartel into Defence, Swing Phillips to Midfield, get any forward under 509k (Franklin or Gunston), will have a donut this week even with the trade until Deledio comes back

    OR

    OPTION 2: Trade out Hall, Swing Suckling to Forwards, Swing Bartel to Defence, Swing Phillips to Midfield, get ANY forward ( out of Franklin, Gunston, Zorko or Merrett) PLUS have NO DONUTS, however Collins will be my Permanent D6 instead of Suckling

    OR

    OPTION 3: HOLD my last trade and have 2 donuts until lids/hall are back

    Going for leagues at this stage

  55. jackoo says:

    one spot in my defense to finish who should i go with?
    gibbo, pittard, boyd or bartel

  56. oliver says:

    Barlow and M McGovern out for Ward and Zorko? Will get me to full premo, leaving Hall on the bench for cover when he returns.

  57. Alex says:

    Need help, Bring in Grey or Merrett

  58. Yobogoya says:

    Grundy or Jacobs?

  59. Steve says:

    At the game, Wells has gone off with the trainers. Emergency is warming up!

  60. 2020 says:

    Wells out AGAIN.

    I hate to say I told you so but…. I told you so

  61. Dean says:

    Wells late out

  62. Steve says:

    Wells sore after the warm up might be late out

  63. Laurie says:

    Oh no need to quickly trade wells then…
    Best option howe or Gunston or others??

    Please help

  64. Steve says:

    Wells officially OUT

  65. Steve says:

    Ignore the above comments. Wells has run onto the ground!

  66. Dave says:

    Wells is playing

  67. Tony says:

    Wells back in

  68. Dean says:

    Wells playing

  69. hedski says:

    Wells empty

  70. Aaron says:

    Who to field this week – Petracca (wing) or Kerridge (half-forward flank)??

  71. Steeeve says:

    Aaand at risk of speaking too soon, this is why we held Wells.

  72. Dave says:

    Wells on 39 and not even qrt time yet! GO WELLSY!

  73. Tommo09 says:

    Watching Wells play tonight, I realised that I need a F7 that can be played as a premium if needed
    Who should I get?
    I can get anyone except Merrett
    I have Martin, Wells, Zorko, Riewoldt, Buddy, Petracca (HALL, Long)
    Or do I wait a couple of weeks and get Dahlhaus?

  74. Laurie says:

    Thank god I didn't panic trade after seeing all those Wells is out posts…go Wells!

    • Derek says:

      Poor second half. All the talk this week will be if Wells plays next week.
      He got 100+ tonight, handy score, but must be doubtful for next week

  75. Derek says:

    Cloke on 8 pts at half time. Lucky I didn't bring him in this week 😉

  76. Pauly Walnuts says:

    Goldy – only 8 hitouts and only 39 pts, a concern but most have him anyway

    • Derek says:

      Kicked a late goal to get over 75, but he is a shadow of his former self

    • Kev says:

      Was mentioned that he has been carrying a knee injury in the pregame

      • Steeeve says:

        He's had that for more than a month but even before that he just wasn't impacting games the way he used to. Amazing he's still averaging about 110 SC. He is better as a Supercoach player than an actual real life footballer right now. Can't remember the last time he held a contested mark.

    • Moustachio says:

      Top 2 coaches have Stef Martin

  77. Michael Gould says:

    Ok I need your help

    To trade Hall or not?
    If so to either Lynch or Montagna or even JJK or Gunston

  78. Richie Porte says:

    Should I attack Froome tonight

  79. hedski says:

    Funny old game tonight

    • Derek says:

      Only 3 players over 100 before scaling. Top being Pendles 109. Very odd game

      • Steeeve says:

        Wells should be scaled up. Peddles I'm not sure. Goldy hell no.

      • hedski says:

        I have Treloar. Surprised he tonned up.

        • TRIGGER HAPPY says:

          10 mins before bounce had the T on wells trade to Zerrett. Confirm?
          Held he warmed up and lined up in the middle.
          Cancelled trade
          Tons up – saved a precious trade.
          Was quieter in second half but blitzed early.
          was really breathing well 1st half. 🙂
          Funny old game

  80. Tommo09 says:

    Neale into Danger
    Or
    Danger into Rocky

  81. Derek says:

    Lynch, JJK or Franklin?

    • nervous coach says:

      Franklin just ahead of Lynch and JJK. Have the same dilemma.

  82. nervous coach says:

    Grimley for Naismith or Hall to Lynch (GC) /Franklin or save the trade in case Hall is back earlier than expected. Thoughts!!!.

  83. Johnny says:

    Its time to go hanners you are shit

  84. God says:

    I've got a feeling that Sloane will go huge tonight!

  85. John says:

    Guys do I put Danger, Sloane, Smitch or Dusty as my captain