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The JLT series is done and dusted and now we have to get stuck into sorting the wheat from the chaff, the good from the bad and the locks from the TRAPS!

Jump into the trenches and post your team as it stands post-JLT below! If you’ve got any questions for the podcast feel free to throw them in there as well.

Keep in mind we’ve made a few changes to the site to make it easier to search for everything we’ve done in the preseason. The PLAYERS 2018 tab drops down to allow you to search for all the defenders, midfielders, rucks and forwards by their price bracket, remembering a premium is $500,000 and above and a rookie is below $200,000.

We also covered every. single. bloody JLT game this preseason – huge shoutout to everyone who put pen to paper to cover one. Links to all of them are as follow:




















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  1. Carleton says:

    Laird Hibberd Tuohy Mirra(E.)
    Doedee Murray Finyalson Murphy

    Mitchell(C.) Kelly Kelly(E.)
    Sloane Merrett(V.C.) Fyfe Barry
    Bontempelli O'Meara Banfield Holman

    Kreuzer Gawn Olango(E.)

    Heeney Greene Billings Garlett(E.)
    Fogarty Fritsch Ryan McCartin

    • Patch says:

      ZERRETT! Yes Carleton.

      Question with not starting Danger – what's your plan to get him in? You'll need him ASAP and while he'll lose cash upgrading to a 650k mid in round five is going to be nearly impossible.

      • Carleton says:

        Well, he's barring that injury now, so there's that. I think with Dangerfield being pushed forward, his price will fluctuate a lot. Heck, even last year he dropped to $560,000 — and he was unstoppable that year. I'll grab him near round 7 when his price is down to $525,000.

        • Willo says:

          LOL I dont see his price getting down to $525k.

          • Carleton says:

            Like I said, last year, his price got down to $560,000, and this was when the best player ever was playing in the midfield. Now, Ablett will push him forward and he's barring an injury. Have you ever seen a forward never dip to $525,000? Do your research.

        • Stirlsy says:


        • TommyC99 says:

          Only reason his price dropped so much is because he got injured

          • Walter says:

            There is the God factor. Cats are mid heavy which will effect sc scores

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  3. Brent says:

    Would love some criticism… please please please!

    Backs: Laird Hibberd Sicily Naughton Coffield Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
    Mids: Mitchell, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, LDU (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    Rucks: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    Forwards: Heeney, Walters, McLean, Petracca, Keeffe, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

    Have 4 starting Melbourne players, and intend to keep 3. Too many?
    Not sure about my structure. Plus no elite forward rookies. Thinking of stacking the forward line with 5 premos and cutting out Coniglio for Brodie!

    • Brent says:

      Missed Coniglio from my mids. Sorry

    • Westy says:

      Hey Brent,
      Have LDU, Keeffe and Garlett done enough in JLT to warrant inclusion?
      Apart from that, a seriously interesting team.
      How much cash left over?

      • Brent says:

        I like LDU’s job security.
        Not sure which other rookies replace Keeffe and Garlett?
        Only have 60k left over

    • StevoRivo says:

      Solid team. I gather you plan to use Cogs and a rook plan to upgrade to Danger?
      Also think you need to consider starting with some DPP swings for mids (Fogarty) and maybe Keefe with Sicily? Do you have cash for that?

      • StevoRivo says:

        I see Keefe is there. Consider Fogarty or Stephenson over LDU at M7?

    • Tibor says:

      Pretty good imo.

      Just a brief comment on Fritsch job security.

      Probably gets a start in r1 while Viney out. Viney back in r2 or 3 . Also Melbourne have a bit of a developmental pattern where they give rookies a bit of a taste then rest them or put them back to Casey. They did this with Hannan. Last year and Oliver the previous year. Fritsch has looked good but even if he gets a start he might be gone before he makes you any money.

    • DunNuthin says:

      Small concern that Jed Lamb could shut down your D3 so easily becomes a bigger concern when 5 of your 8 defenders are rookies.
      LDU is a slowburn and Barry unlikely to play, Coniglio is a waste of $ get a real UPrem like Neil, Kelly, Oliver.
      Turn walters into Hogan and Garlett into Bell plus Brayshaw into Banfield and Coffield into brayshaw.
      If that doesn't get you round 1 top score you can have your $0 back.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I have four Dees players as well,Hibberd, Oliver, Gawn, Petracca. My main worry with your side is Sicily, Brayshaw if it the Melbourne one and LDU. Your structure seems fine,although I think we can get away with 5 premos and 3 rookies on field in the mids this year.

  4. Matt says:

    Laird Hibberd JJ
    Bonner O’sgea Murray B: finlayson / Doedee

    Martin, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe,
    O’meara, Armitage, Brayshaw, Brodie
    B: Banefield, Barry, Holman

    Sandilands, Gawn

    Franklin, Greene, Billings, Smith, Bell, Fritsch
    B: Keefe, Garlett

    Feedback would be good

    • Starkingdom says:

      Not bad Matt. I don't like JJ personally as he is a marked man and will be tagged out of most games. Not starting Danger is madness if you're chasing overall rank. I do like the inclusion of Bell instead of Christensen, and having O'meara and Armitage could be a master move providing points and cash for upgrades later. Good luck.

    • Westy says:

      Hey Matt,
      JJ and Bonner are a POD. Not familiar with Bell.
      Who is your bench ruck?

    • David E says:

      I have been bagged out so much for have Sandilands from the start i think he could be a POD or a one game player then injured

      • Matt says:

        We had pkays he scores really well, u know at some stage I’ll need to burn a trade but at $480k I’ll give him a go

      • Patch says:

        If we could lock in 20 games from the big man I'd have no hesitation in picking him. Could do far worse.

        I don't like Greene but it's a personal grudge more than anything – like the team!

  5. TommyC99 says:

    Thoughts on my team guys? Got 107k left over. Danger hasn't been officially ruled out yet, so staying in my team for the time being.

    Def: Hibberd, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Doedee, Findlayson (Murray, Mirra)
    Mid: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Pendles, Armo, Brayshaw, Barry, (Holman, Ahern, Kelly)
    Ruc: Martin, Gawn (Olango)
    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Dawson, Ryan (Fritch, W Rioli )

    • Starkingdom says:

      Solid team Tommy. I like the rookies down back, all of them will probably play early rounds and provide cash for upgrades. Ahern in the mids is a concern but can be used as a DPP if not selected in early rounds, he'll get game time eventually. Pendles a good POD.

    • INPieman says:

      Who's this Dawson bloke you've got at F5? Have I missed something

  6. David E says:

    Def – Laird, P.Hanley, Hibberd (Melb), Naughton, Keefe , Doedee (Murray, Cummins)

    Mid – Titch, Danger, Fyfe, THE Zorko,J Kelly, Brayshaw( FRE), Dow, Banfield, (Barry, Holman, T Kelly)

    Rucks – Gawn,Sandilands (Cameron)

    Fwd – Heeney, J Kennedy, Smith, Barlow, Christensen , Rioli (Ryan, Brown)
    I really want to fit Lachie Neale in but dont know how any one know how i can fit him in but keep currtent mids as well

  7. musicissport says:

    DEF: Hurley, Hibberd, Sicily, Bonner, Doedee, Murray, Coffield, Naughton
    MID: Danger, Titch, Neale, JPK, Cripps, LDU, Powell, Barry, Finlayson, Garlett, Kelly
    RUC: Goldy, Gawn, Cameron
    FWD: Heens, Dahl, Barlow, Curnow, Stephenson, Ahern, Ballenden, Fritsch.

  8. Scoops McYoung says:

    OK.. few risks, but that's what I love!

    Def – Laird, Hibbered, Siciliy, Naughton, O'shea, Murray (Finlayson, Doedee)

    Mid – Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Barry)

    Ruck – Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    Fwd – Heeney, Walters, Mclean, D. Smith, Christensen, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Danger out gives me a nice spread across all lines with the extra 100k, goal is for Coniglio to increase enough to make the jump to danger eventually. I think my spread of players will make up for the points in the mean time. This is if he does miss….

    • Derek says:

      Parker is a really good selection. He was the one who stood out for me this weekend.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Love the forward line and the Parker pick up. Risk it for the biscuit!

      • Derek says:

        not a big fan of mcLean. will be ok, but can't see him getting enough midfield time to be a top 6 forward. $470k is a lot

  9. Dylan says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Howe
    Coffield, O’shea, Doedee
    (Murray, Finlayson)

    Martin, Mitchel, Fyfe, Pendles,
    Cripps, Brayshaw, H.Clark, T.Kelly
    (Barry, Holeman, Garlett)

    Gawn, Lycett

    Heeney, Greene, Billings,
    Walters, D.Smith, J.Stephenson
    (Fritsch, Ryan)

    • Sauce says:

      unsure of howe and clark but its a nice team but consider lycett as nic nat will be back soon and will only produce 50-65

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Howe’s a solid pick. Had him last year and no complaints

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Everyone seemed to jump the Lycett ship after watching him get towelled up

  10. StevoRivo says:

    So tough to land the right mix. This starting team leaves no cash and a few risks, please comment, feedback….

    D: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mihocek);
    M: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Garlett);
    R: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron):
    F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Christensen, Fogarty, Ryan (Fritsh, Rioli).

    • INPieman says:

      The only thing worse than the forward rookies scoring potential is their job security. I think Christensen at F5 minimum. Possibly F6. Fogarty is a fine talent but he's hot & cold. Soon as he's cold he's off to the SANFL. A poor showing from any of Ryan Rioli or Fritsch could see them booted. Think Eddy & Pickett last year. I'd consider Finlayson down back. Other than that solid team Stevo

      • StevoRivo says:

        Thanks INP. To get Christensen down to F5 or 6 means someone like Cogs goes to find cash. Can’t bring myself to dropping Danger, even if he misses Round 1. I like Finlayson too, but to get him means Brayshaw makes way for Coffield or Hunter at M7. Other forward rook options?

      • Derek says:

        i would prefer to start without Yeo and have an extra rookie in defense and go an extra keeper in the forward line.

        • StevoRivo says:

          Hi Derek.
          Interesting option. Will have a look. Thanks.

        • StevoRivo says:

          Hi Derek. After a bit of juggling, extra rookie in defence and larger spread of fwds. Rather than Billings or Greene and a mid price, I’m thinking Petraca and Sicily. How does this shape up?

          D: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Keefe, Murphy);
          M: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Garlett, Holman);
          R: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron);
          F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petraca, Sicily, Fritsch (Ryan, Ahern).

          Rookie picks all selection dependant of course

          • Derek says:

            i don't mind that set up. something i've been tinkering with ever since Shaw got booted, just go with 2 defenders. dropping Yeo & Christensen gives you petracca and Sicily

            you have keeffe to swing Sicily back if needed so it could be Sicily at D3

            have a look at Bell and McCartin instead of having Sicily and Ahern

            • StevoRivo says:

              Interesting option de McCartin & Bell though Sicily provides an X factor and dpp swing. Ahern may not play so might look to other options around his price.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Steve, I'd also punt Yeo for now for maybe someone like Shaw, Ryan or Siciflog..and get Finlayson in for Mihocek.
      Also you could consider punting ryder for say Nank, both options will save you biccies for better forwards.
      You could add Petracca, Hogan, Robinson or cheaper options such as McCartin, as the other blokes said.
      Good luck…solid side though 🙂 You'll do well.

      • StevoRivo says:

        Cheers Rusty. Updated team above. Have taken the path suggested by Derek and it lines up with your suggestions. Thanks and good luck too!

  11. Michael says:

    Laird, Lloyd, Coffield, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keeffe, Mihocek)
    Martin, J. Kelly, M. Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Brayshaw (Freo), Dow (T. Kelly, Holman, Barry)
    Gawn, Grundy (Cameron)
    Heeney, Greene, Billings, Dalhaus, Rayner, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

    If Dangerfield is available, Dow would go to a rookie, Dalhaus to Petracca and Merrett to Dangerfield.

    • Steeeve says:

      Dow not looking like a great selection. Try a cheaper rookie or straight swap to Will Brodie perhaps.

  12. Louf says:

    DEF – Laird, Lloyd, Rampe, O'Shea, Doedee, Mirra (Gardner, Cumming)

    MID – Ablett, Neale, Fyfe, JPK, Cripps, D Swallow, Brayshaw (FREO), Fogarty (Banfield, Spargo, Holman)

    RUC – Kreuz, Gawn (Strnadica)

    FWD – Menegola, Greene, Wallis, Walters, Fritsch, L Ryan (Garlett, Switkowski)

  13. LIAM says:

    Laird Hibberd touhy
    Mills doedee murray (finlayson mirra)

    Dangerfield martin mitchell fyfe
    Cripps brayshaw Dow LDU ( kelly barry Holman)

    Gawn lycett (Cameron)

    Heeney greene d smith Petracca
    Raynor rioli ( ahern fritsch)

  14. Steveanator says:

    Def-Yeo .laird . Hibberd . Naughton. Doedee. Murray—finlayson. Murphy

    Mid- dusty. Mitchell . Kelly. Crouch. Fyfe. Cripps. Omeara. Holman— kelly. Banfield . Garlett

    Ruc -Gawn , Nic nat— Cameron

    Fwd – heeney. Billing’s. Patracca. Fogarty. ahern fritsch— Ryan. Rioli

    • Steeeve says:

      Will Nic Nat be reafy? Will he share the ruck? Does he have a knee at all?

  15. Harrison says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Hanley, Finlayson, Naughton (Doedee, Mihocek)

    MID: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Dow (/Brayshaw) Brodie (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Ahern, Fritsch, Ryan (Brander, Garlett)

  16. David E says:

    Def – Laird, P.Hanley, Hibberd (Melb), Naughton, Keefe , Doedee (Murray, Cummins)

    Mid – Titch, Danger, Fyfe, THE Zorko,J Kelly, Brayshaw( FRE), Dow, Banfield, (Barry, Holman, T Kelly)

    Rucks – Gawn,Sandilands (Cameron)

    Fwd – Heeney, J Kennedy, Smith, Barlow, Christensen , Rioli (Ryan, Brown)
    I really want to fit Lachie Neale in but dont know how any one know how i can fit him in but keep currtent mids as well
    75K BANK


    • The_Blacksheep says:

      I have worked out how you could do it but some sacrifices needed to be made…… (obviously)
      Hibberd down to L. Ryan
      Sandilands down to Lycett
      Dow up to Neale.
      Should leave you $300 left….. Haha cant stretch ya dollar anymore than that.

    • Ted says:

      Hanley down to Finlayson (GWS 123k)
      Cumming down to Mihocek (Coll 102k)
      Cameron down to 102k ruck OR J.Kennedy down to Billings
      Then Dow up to Neale…

      Also would consider Bailey Fritsch and Zac Giles-Langdon on your forward bench.

  17. Ian says:

    Defenders: M Hibberd , D Rampe, L Ryan, D Howard, S Murray, J Finlayson. Em: A Naughton, I Cumming.

    Mid: T Mitchell, J Kelly, M Crouch, L Neale, N Fyfe, P Cripps, D Fogarty, N Holman. Em: A Brayshaw, J Petruccelle, J Brown

    Ruck: M Kreuzer, M Gawn. Em: S Hayes

    Forwards: S Menegola, T McLean, D Parish, D Tucker, A Bonar, B Fritsch. Em: D Venables, L Ryan

  18. daveknispel says:

    what you think guys
    b: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
    m: Danger, Titch, Z.Merrett, Lyfe, Cripps, Armitage, Brayshaw, T.Kelly (Banfield, D.Barry, Holman)
    r: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    f: Heeney, Walters, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rose, Galett)

  19. Thamer says:

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Keeffe)

    Mid: Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow, T. Kelly (Worpel, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    Forward: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

    $120,200 in kitty

    *concern 1: think my midfield doesn’t have enough pods
    *concern 2: am I spending too much on kreuzer for a player with injury concerns after jlt2

    Appreciate feedback community

    • ZerrettForPM says:

      Upgrade Cog to Titch

    • Zazza says:

      Concern 1 your team has no pods
      Concern 2 Rd 14 bye

    • Troy says:

      Concern 2 – freak injury that happened when treading on opponents foot. He'll be fine come the season proper.

      Concern 3 should be one J. Sicily = flog

  20. Dutchy says:

    Anyone watched Tom Langdon Collingwood? POD defender, takes intercepts.. I reckon 90 ave.. whether that’s enough though. Liking Mundy for consistency up fed too.

  21. Jacob says:

    Would love some feedback!

    B:Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Murray, Finlayson
    (Doedee, L.Murphy)
    M:Dangerfield, Mitchell, Sloane, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly. (Barry, Banfield, Holman)
    R: Martin, Gawn. (Cameron)
    F: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Bell, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch. (Rioli, Ryan)

    • Jsc says:

      Round 14 might be a bit tricky for this team
      Geelong, Sydney, Adelaide, St Kilda, Fremantle all not playing

  22. ado says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Luke Ryan, Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee & Finlayson)
    Dangerfield, Zerret, Fyfe, Bontempelli, coniglio, Liberatore, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, barry, holman)
    Gawn, Sandilands (Cameron)
    Mundy, McLean, Petracca, Sicily, Bell, Fogarty (Kirby & Fritsch)

    thoughts please x

  23. SCdonkey says:

    Did some changes lat night, still $455,200 to play around. Trying to minimise on having inflated priced rookies.

    Back: Gone with 2-1-3
    I bellieve Laird and Hibbo will be Top 6 defenders by end of season. Touhy will be a keeper he'll score around the same last year he loves to run up ground and kick a goal now and then CD loves that.
    Rookies will depend on who gets named, surely Naughton is a certain starter.

    Laird, Hibbo, Touhy
    Naughton, Murray, O'connor
    E: Keeffe, Murphy
    Possible: Coffield, Doedee

    Mids: Gone with 5-0-3
    Not gonna take any chances with any mid price players in this position. Sticking with Uber premos and Rookies, we have fair bit of rookies to choose from here and backline.
    ***Danger may still come in the side over Zerrett***

    Titch, Oliver, Kelly, Zerrett
    Fyfe, Brayshaw, Finlayson, Banfield
    E: Barry, Kelly, Holman
    Possible: Stephenson, Brayshaw

    Ruck: Love to get Martin in here if Kreuzer is not fit to play, but i don't like the idea of Gawn/Martin having the same bye = 0 in Round 13 as we don't have the luxury of Ruck/Fwd as last year.
    ***Kreuzer may still come in the side over Nank***

    Gawn, Nank
    E: Cameron

    Fwd: Gone with 0-4-2
    Fwd is a mid price feast this season for me, i don't see any of the fwd premos that's worth starting early. We have so many mid price players that will score around the same.
    We are very limited with Rookies in this line, I'll probably end up just one rookie on ground.

    Walters, McLean, Taylor
    Petracca, Fogerty, Ryan
    E: Waterman, Fritsch

    Still have $455,200 to spend just before season starts.
    Good luck to all can't wait for the season to begin.

    Shout out to Lekdog, Patch and Kev for doing a great job during the JLT and keep the podcast going boys you're doing a fantastic job. I'm sure you lads will get heaps better in time, most us in here just got too use of hearing Jock, Higgo and Crouching. Sometimes NEW can be overwhelming and takes time to take in.

    • Steeeve says:

      Looks good, which Brayshaw is in your mids on field? And which is a possible addition?
      Also I'm doubtful Darcy Fogarty will play enough to make us money. Look at the guys the Crows buried in the SANFL lately – Greenwood, Ellis-Yolmen, Doedee, Wigg (now at GCS) all deserved a debut way earlier than they received one.

      • SCdonkey says:

        Andrew Brayshaw(Freo), yeah we are very thin with rookies up fwd. Christensen may still slide at F5 and have 1 Rookie on field. We'll see who gets a run or not.

        Oh i see i doubled Brayshaw. For Possible could be Brodie

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Not a bad side at all Doncs! I have the same blokes at D1 AND D2. They are must haves IMO. Tuohy is a nice POD. Should serve you well. The rookies look good, but I prefer Doedee over O'Connor though. Your midfield right on the money. Love the Zerrett pick. The rooks are the same as mine. I am running with NankerGawn as well. Kruezer is an upgrade target later. Your forward line is potentially your achilles heel and perhaps needs another look. I reckon you need to find room for one premo such as Heeney, Billings or Devon Smith. Lewis Taylor, is an interesting one. Hope that pick comes off for you. I have decided to pick Cameron Rayner as a young rook up there. I reckon his selection will be a huge POD. His job security should be great, he is the number one draft pick, and he improved dramatically in yesterday's JLT game. The kid is finding his feet and is only going to get better IMO. Good luck to a big season mate!

      • SCdonkey says:

        Thanks TH

        At the moment the rookies i have listed will depend on who gets a run in round 1 will change later on.

        I like how Taylor played last year(my Crouch of 2017), and he's shown me enough both JLT games to slot him in my team.

        Rayner is certainly another rook to consider up fwd, can't wait for the team line up in two weeks.

        Good to ya too mate<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt; and thanks

    • Goose says:

      Like the logic with your side. Out of your Fwd's how many are you planning to be keepers, or are you happy to upgrade all positions there if need be ?

      • SCdonkey says:

        Thanks Goose

        Out of the 4 mid price, 2 maybe 3 will be keepers. Last season i started with 3 premos and ended up with 1 as keeper. Wasted cash and trades, this season i think mid price players is the way to go up forward.

    • Derek says:

      i want to pick Taylor, every time a watch him i think that he is a must have. but then i don't see him for a quarter.

  24. Knight says:

    Bench Murray-coffeild

    Bench Barry-banfeild-Holman

    Gawn-nakervis bench Cameron

    Bench vennables-l.ryan

  25. Steeeve says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Brayshaw, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)
    Danger, T Mitch, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
    Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
    Heeney, Billings, McLean, D Smith, Dawson, Ryan (Rioli, Garlett)

  26. Jfry says:

    am I mad for considering 7 rookies in the backline?

  27. nickgonzalez771 says:

    Laird Howe Simpson
    Lloyd Doedee
    Murray Finlayson Mirra

    Danger Zorko
    Crouch (M) Whitfield Fyfe
    Brayshaw T Kelly
    Banfield Barry Holman Fogarty

    Kruezer Gawn Lavender

    Heeney Walters Petracca
    Sicily Fogarty Fritsch
    English Ryan

    With the news of Danger and Kreuzer having a couple of scares I came up with a Dangerless squad as well adding in Zerrett and Ryder.

    Laird Howe Simpson
    Doedee Murray Finlayson
    Keefe Mirra

    Mitchell Zorko
    Crouch (M) Zerrett Fyfe
    Whitfield Brayshaw T Kelly
    Banfield Barry Holman

    Ryder Gawn Lavender

    Heeney Walters Petracca
    Sicily Fogarty Fritsch
    English Ryan

  28. Dan says:

    Def- Laird Hibberd Sicily Brayshaw Doedee Murray (Finlayson Mirra)
    Mid- Dusty (can be Danger if fit) Tmitch Fyfe Pendles Cripps Rocky Omeara (griffin if need Danger back in) Kelly (Worpel Barry Holman)
    Ruck- Martin Gawn (cheap prick)
    Fwd- Heeney Devon Smith Petracca Rioli Higgins Ryan (Ahern Garlett)

    • Carl says:

      Might want to check some of the JLT articles posted above Dan. Few of your players didn’t play and unlikemy to soon

  29. Westy says:

    Current arrangement
    DEF Laird, Hibberd, Savage, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray – Finlayson, Watson
    MID Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Kelly – Banfield, Barry, Holman
    RUC Gawn, Smith – Cameron
    FWD Mundy, Barlow, Smith, Sicily, Fogarty, Ryan – Fritsch, Ahern

    Thought/comments welcomed

  30. TheBenchmark25 says:

    597593 league code
    Top 7000 please to be competitive

  31. Finnius says:

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, O'Connor)

    Mid: Mitchell, Kelly, Clarry, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Barry, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Sicily, Stephenson, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

    160k in the bank – so when Danger is back I will upgrade worst performing fwd to him.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      How do you plan on trading a forward to Danger with no mid/fwd swing?

      • Derek says:

        that will be Sicily.

      • Finnius says:

        Cull a forward to a non-playing rookie for the loophole and then upgrade a mid rookie to Danger

        • Lazza says:

          If you are planning to trade under performing fwds then naturally their price will have dropped. Using your $160k bank and a fallen fwd doesn’t add up to the price of Danger. Will take multiple trades … unless you wait for 7or 8 weeks… and will still need minimum of 2 trades.

    • INPieman says:

      Agree with Brownlow Boy. I'm not sure how you can pull that move off with no Mid DPP's

  32. Tyruddanaut says:

    Alright, I have spent every moment on my team, quit my job and moved to an isolated place near 100km from Wagga Wagga to focus on my supercoach team. It is finally fini……almost finish…….not really fi………incomplete and I am still changing players around daily. So, community, what do you think of this.

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, (Murphy, Mihocek)

    Mid: Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Brayshaw (Freo), Banfield, (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Gawn, Nank, (Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, D. Smith, Sicily, Fogarty, Waterman, (Giles-Langdon, Fritsch)

    Thank you community for your bountiful insights

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Like the Parker pick, very nice looking team!

      • Sam_01 says:

        Why the nank selection? Also a big fan of the Parker pick. Solid team! Not sold on Fogarty and waterman with tex and jjk to come back in even if they get named round one it would suck to have them play two games then the big boys come back in and you got two stanky rookies doing 0 for you

    • Derek says:

      having kelly and Coniglio seems too much GWS midfield to me. There are so many of them i just worry they will be taking points away from each other. Hooper and Griffin still to come in.

      i think Kelly will do similar to last year, but that is what you are paying for, can't see much upside for him with so much competition. Same with Coniglio, will average 100, so a bit of cash to be made, but not a long term option

      • Tyruddanaut says:

        Coniglio averaged 112.5 over JLT with a high of 130 and a low of 95. If he keeps that up, or even takes 5 average off, he's a keeper. Josh Kelly averaged 122 with consistent scoring, 127 and 117.Look at the Sydney midfield of 2016. All averaged 110+

    • Multi_ says:

      Also like the Parker pick i actually put a few bucks on him for the brownlow this year, although i do not have him as yet stupidity at its highest.

    • LUKE says:

      I'd Trade out Danger for another mid rook (Constable). T Kelly to M7. Then you can upgrade all your middling players to Ubers

      • Tyruddanaut says:

        I'm holding Danger and hoping he becomes a POD. He's too valuable and expensive to bring in later in the season and I see too much value in the midpricers I have. Coniglio averaged highly 2 years ago and only dropped due to injury and the same with Parker who had a very successful JLT series, averaging 113 points.

        • Carl says:

          You think Coniglio will ave 110? Otherwise you’ll most likely have to trade him out. He’d probably need 105 minimum to keep

  33. Pat says:

    Would some thoughts on my team, especially some of the POD's (I'll list them at the bottom).

    B: Laird, McGovern, Savage, Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

    M: Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Beams, Cripps, Armo, Brayshaw (Fre), Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    R: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

    F: Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Tom Bell?, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

    103K in the bank.

    I originally had Christensen in at F5, but Bell looking to be the better player at the same price tag, and a major POD!

    If Danger doesn't play, I will mostly likely put Zerret or the likes in and upgrade O'Shea or Naughton to a better defender.

    Thoughts on the forward line? Especially someone like Sicily, is there any good alternatives as I have a bit of cash to spend!


    • Sam_01 says:

      Sicily is a lock, like the look of bell as opposed to Christensen, I’m going in with him because fwd rookies are terrible. Beams will most likely worsen his scoring though

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I don't think Bell will go that well (Haha it rhymes) if you're looking at him for a keeper…… stop. If you're looking at him for cash gen….. maybe? Before their bye, they play Essendon, Sydney, Giants, Richmond, Adelaide, Port, Melbourne and St.Kilda and they only have the teams of Collingwood, Hawthorn, Bulldogs and North for compensation. it's why I'm looking at Zorko, and potentially Beams, as an upgrade target.

      Other cash Cows at that range include Josh Dunkley (94 JLT avg.), Mason Cox (104), Darcy MacPherson (90.5 avg. and my favourite because of their easy line-up and early bye), and Matt Tabener (122.5, 325k). Tom Bell got 94 avg. and fairly consistent scoring 80 and 108, but it's all your choice in the end isn't it

      • Carl says:

        Think we’re in trouble if we’re considering any of those players for our team. Which we are 🤦🏼‍♂️ McPherson for example ave mid 40’s last year over 8 games

  34. HallyMate says:

    Def – Hurley, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, O’Connor)
    Mid – Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Banfield)
    Ruck – Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
    Fwd – Boak, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Ryan, Fritsch (Garlett, Rioli)
    Mid priced madness in the forward line I know but I can’t see any real standouts in the premiums this year, send some thoughts my way guys cheers

    • Sam_01 says:

      Probably to many mid price in the forward, bit to much risk in there. No guarantee any of them will be in the top 6 so if your going for the best squad it’s a lot of trade burn waiting to happen.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Make sure you have the player you think will score the highest, and two in the top 10 for each line-up. I'm talking about the forward line of course where personally I only think 2 will make top 10 and the rest top 15.
      Hurley didn't have a great off-season and that was reflected in the JLTby scoring 72 points, he is a key defender also which is pseudonymous with unpredictability

  35. liam__ says:

    tom langdon or devon smith?

  36. Cez says:

    Early days…rookies still TBC come round 1…Decided to go with No Danger, I repeat No Danger…will look to upgrade come round 5-6…

    Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Watson)

    Midfield: Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Beams, Armitage, A Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

    Ruck: Gawn, Sandilands (Cameron)

    Forwards: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Cameron, D Smith, Bell, Ryan (Fritsch, Rioli)

    Cheers guys!

    • Sam_01 says:

      How much money you got in the bank? Gonna be very hard to get him in round 5-6. Dunno about the sandy pick will breakdown at some point just a trade burn waiting to happen!

      • Cez says:

        got around 50k…Hoping Danger will come down in price, and hoping Armitage starts the season of with a bang! Sandy pick is out there, but as a POD selection…not sure, my team will change so much before round 1 haha!

        Cheers for the advice! 🙂

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Cameron is a risk, he is absolutely unpredictable and likely will average similar

  37. Sam says:

    Laird, hibberd, Sicily, Murray, doedee, Naughton (keefe, finnlayson)
    Danger, Martin, jkelly, Fyfe, treloar, Cripps, Brayshaw(freo), Kelly (Barry, Holman, Banfield)
    Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    Heeny, McLean, Smith, bell, fristch, miers (Ryan, English
    Any good forward rookies I can play on field have 50k in the bank

    • Sam_01 says:

      Sorry that’s my team above dunno why I wasn’t logged in. Considering going heeny down to Walters and putting Kruzer in. Have enough to straight put him in but don’t want to go in with only 2k in the bank

  38. Baysar says:


    Rookies of course subject to change, but would appreciate to know if I'm missing any important ones
    267k in bank


    • Sam_01 says:

      If you want to spend the money Brayshaw from freo looks very solid. Also definitely not sold on Lycett he got destroyed by Sandi and I can picture him getting smashed around by other rucks. That being said he does have a good run ruckman wise to start the season. But he plays witts, kruze, sandy, Ryder in a row from round 4 could be 4 rounds of sub 70s waiting to happen haha

    • Ben says:

      Looking like a solid team, just a few points of concern:

      – Not sure is O'Shea is best 22 at Carlton as of yet, we are stacked for talent in the backline and there are about 3 or 4 players vying for that last starting spot in our DEF. I'd swap him for Naughton who is a similar price.

      – Harrison Wigg is out injured, so he will definitely not be named round 1. A good downgrade target later into the season though once he's on the bubble!

      – I would be wary of Lycett, as he got absolutely destroyed solo rucking against Sandi, finishing the first quarter on -3! So he might still be a good pick, just not as enticing as before.

    • Doughboy says:

      I'm off Lycett…..Sandi smashed the bejesus out of him……..I'm on Sandilands to rekindle that old form

  39. Samyak says:


  40. Ben O says:

    An unbelievable amount of changes with no new team as set as the last. Its absolute carnage. Send help.

    Anyway here's my LOCKED (lmao) team

    DEF; Laird Hibberd Shaw (Murray)
    Naughton Doedee Finlayson (Murphy)

    MID; Titch Kelly Zerrett Neale Fyfe
    Brayshaw (freo) Brodie Barry
    (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

    RUCK; Martin Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD; Billings, McLean, Walters, (Waterman)
    Smith, Giles-Langdon, Fritschshch (Ryan)

    338k in the bank. Not sure if i should leave money for danger, start danger, or be danger less.

  41. Blaknight says:

    My current version.

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Shaw, Murray, Doedee (Keeffe, Mirra)
    MID: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Barry (Ahern, Banfield, Holman)
    RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    FWD: Greene, Walters, Mclean, Christensen, Ryan, Fritsch (Venables, Dear)

    Possible Changes

    DEF: Shaw out Witherden\Sicili, Bench rookies to change. Just place holders atm however if I dont go Sicily,Keeffe will stay for DPP
    MID: Danger locked. Even if he is out for 2 he's still a lock. Ahern will change to another DPP rookie if there is a viable option. Not sold on Barry jut yet.
    RUCK: LOCK!!!! Cameron most likely to become Olango for loophole.
    FWD: Christensen will possibly become Bell. Bench rookies are placeholders however Dear may say due to DEF DPP unless a better option comes up.

    Bye structure is pretty sold for Round 12 and 13. 14 like everyone else, will be a struggle but im hoping to fix that by then with upgrades.

    $93.3k remaining.

    Pretty happy at this stage.

    Thoughts / Comments.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      I think you can play one more rookie in defence and one less rookie up forward. Shaw out for a rookie – Finlayson , Naughton or O’Shea. One more forward. If you play Finlayson you could have your choice of premium forwards. If you remain a little concerned about rookies down back, then play Sicily or TMac in the forwards so you can switch them back as a corrective

      • Blaknight says:

        Thanks for the advice on dropping fallen premo (Shaw) for a rookie and putting one more forward in. Wise choice with the lack of FWD rookies out there.

        Ive made some adjustments.

        DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Keeffe, Finlayson)
        MID: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Banfield, Kelly (Barry, Ahern, Holman)
        RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
        FWD: Greene, Walters, Mclean, Sicily, Bell, Ryan (Venables, Fritsch)

        So now i'm thinking the following

        DEF: Savage into Shaw or Witherden (Happy with Rookie selection)
        MID: Oliver into Zorko (Ahern for another FWD DPP Rookie)
        RUCK: Still no change (Cameron to Olango for Loophole)
        FWD:Bell back to Christensen (Venables will change to another rookie)

        Thoughts / opinions?

        • Keenbutclueless says:

          Really like it. Structure looks good. Can tinker with a few of the personnel, but looking good

  42. Ben says:

    Love some feedback on my team:

    DEF: M. Hurley, R. Laird, P. Hanley, J. Sicily, T. Doedee, S. Murray (J. Finlayson, C. Ballenden)

    MID: P. Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, D. Zorko, N. Fyfe, A. Brayshaw, P. Dow, W. Brodie (T. Kelly, D. Barry, N. Holman)

    RUCK: M. Gawn, A. Sandilands (D. Cameron)

    FWD: M. Walters, T. McLean, D. Smith, C. Petracca, B. Fritsch, L. Ryan (L. Keeffe, J. Garlett)

    All rookies obviously subject to change based on who is named round one.

    • GloryDays90 says:

      Don't pick Hanley, did his shoulder yesterday so will be off most peoples lists now.
      Banfield would be a better option over Dow
      Sandilands is a huge risk but could pay off if he stays on the park because no one can beat him still

      • Ben says:

        I agree with removing Dow, so I have done just that.

        Sandi is a big risk every year, but I'm praying he lasts until round 11 so I can upgrade him to Ryder.

        And I'm not overly concerned with Hanley's injury, as he wasn't too fussed when it popped out, and they managed to poop it back in relatively quickly, so I reckon he'll still line up round one. Of course if he isn't lining up round one I'll explore other options.

  43. Danners says:

    After the JLT team has had a lot of changes with structure and premos, but other than rookies, I reckon I'm pretty set for Round 1.
    My team is
    DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Watson)
    MID: Titch, Kelly, Zerrett, Neale, Cripps, Coniglio, Barry, T.Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Holman)
    RUCK: Gawn, Cameron (Balta)
    FWD: Heeney, Greene, Dahlhaus, D.Smith, Fritsch, Ryan (Kirby, Venables)
    $85k in the bank

    Thoughts are welcome

    • Connor says:

      Think you have to find another $100k at lest somewhere to get Balta > Lycett and start Cameron at R3. Just can't fathom having so few point/possible 0 on field…

    • Derek says:

      pretty gutsy with Cameron at R2.

      have a think about Cox at F5

      • Danners says:

        I know it is risky with Cameron at R2, could become Goldstein if he doesn't play. Did have Lycett, but unsure of whether he can get the job done now. Cox just seems to risky, trying to avoid midpricers where possible

  44. Sellars12200 says:

    DEF: Hurley, Rampe, L Ryan, Sicily, Guthrie, Coffield ( Doedee, Murray )
    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Gibbs, Parker, Coniglio, Jaeger, Armitage, Brayshaw ( H Clark, T Kelly, Holman )
    RUCK: Ryder, Gawn ( Cameron )
    FWD: Greene, Lambert, Taberner, Bell, McCartin, Fogarty ( Keeffe, Fritsch )

    Any tips welcome

    Now i know Fyfe is #Lyfe but im thinking of replacing him with Lachie Neal, cause we all know this kid can throw monster scores during the season and as he did in the JLT2. Someone help me change my mind before i go insane

    • Derek says:

      it was JLT…. that should change your mind.

    • Derek says:

      Bell and McCartin are in and out of my team.

    • Starkingdom says:

      Gibbs is a nice POD, I like when a seasoned player changes clubs, kind of like a mid life crisis, it can re ignite their game. You know he can play, nice move. Also Jaeger and Armo is a ballsy move that should be a winning move barring injury, I'm considering doing the same.

    • paul says:


  45. palingul says:

    DEF: Laird Hibberd Howe
    Naughton Doedee O' Shea (Murray, Finlayson)

    MID: Martin Fyfe M. Crouch Cripps
    Coniglio LDU Kelly Barry (Banfield, Garlett, Holman)

    RUCK: Grundy Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Greene, Walters
    Petracca Sicily Christensen (Fritsch, L.Ryan)

    Not sure if i go Billings or Greene atm, 20k in the bank. Also abit iffy on christensen

  46. Carl says:

    Gday community

    Selections are obviously gonna change if they dont play round one.

    I have 29K in the bank.

    DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray ( Keefe, L.Murphy)

    MID: Danger, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Dow, Brodie, Banfield ( Garlett, Kelly, Holman)

    RUCK: Kruz, Gawn (cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Mclean, Stephenson, Ryan ( Ahern, Fritisch)

    Woud love to know your thoughts on the team community.

  47. Sellars12200 says:

    Option 1: Stick with Luke Parker and Kane Lambert
    Option 2: Luke Parker} Rockcliff |||| Lambert} to either Cameron. Walters, Gunston

  48. Jesse Munro says:

    Alright. Let’s do this.

    Backline: Laird, Hibberd, SHANE SAVAGE COS WHY NOT! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!, Coffield, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, O’Shea)
    Mids: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Kelly)
    Ruck: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
    Forwards: Billings, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Fogarty (Ryan, Keefe)

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

  49. Mark says:

    DEF: laird hibberd sicily oshea doedee murray (Finlayson, murphy)
    MID: danger Mitchell zerrett fyfe cripps coniglio brayshaw Kelly (Higgins banfield Holman)
    RUCK: stef martin and gawn (random guy for loophole)
    FWD: heeney billings walters d smith keefe Fritsch (garlett ryan)
    11k in the bank
    any thoughts would be appreciated

  50. D_I_L_D_O_R says:

    Caleb Marchbank (111/88, 89/83) Ave of 69.4 in his rookie year 381K
    Callum Mills (80/59, 93/74) Ave of 73.3 Last year 403k
    James Sicily (114/84, 57/88) Ave of 73.3 last year 403k

    Thoughts on which one youd select and why?

    • D_I_L_D_O_R says:

      Maybe Luke Ryan, averaged 76.8 in his first year (82/82, 108/85) 422k

    • Danners says:

      Find $60k and get Lloyd, all seem to risky. But if I had to pick one Sicily

      • D_I_L_D_O_R says:

        Lloyd struggles when mcveigh comes into the team, i recall seeing a screenshot of someone analyzing it and it definitely scared me off him. Also, finding 60k isnt exactly easy

    • ZerrettForPM says:


    • gator59 says:

      Try Marchbank

    • Russty_ says:

      Marchbank could be good this year, he's got the build for being a good solid player,and makes good decisions, could really step up without Doch there.

  51. John says:

    My team
    Back line Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray
    Bench Keeffe, Doedee

    Midfield Mitchell, Kelly (GWS) Duncan, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw (fre), Kelly (Gee)
    Bench Banfield, Garlett (Car) Holman

    Rucks Martin, Gawn
    Bench Cameron

    Forward line Billings, Mundy, McLean, Parish, Bell, Fritsch
    Bench Waterman, Buckley

  52. GloryDays90 says:

    Feedback and Help is welcome! Thanks Guys:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Coffield, Doedee ( Murray, Finlayson)

    MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Treloar, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly (Holman, Barry, Banfield)

    RK: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    FWD: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Ryan (Fritsch, Garlett)

    98k left in the bank

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Howe is a bit of a POD, as is Nank and Lambert. Solid looking team mate, can't really fault it.

      • GloryDays90 says:

        Thanks Mate, tried to stick a few PODS in early, not just follow everyone else and pick Heeney, Cripps and Cogs

  53. Showman says:

    DEF: Laird Simpson J.Lloyd Naughton Doedee Murray (Finlayson N.Murphy)

    MID: Danger Martin Neale Fyfe Pendlebury Brayshaw(freo) LDU Kelly (Barry Banfield Holman)

    RUCK: Gawn Sandilands (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney Greene J.Kennedy(WC) Smith Stephenson Fritsch (Switkowski Ryan)

    102K in the bank. Any feedback would be very appreciated

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Round 14 bye is a terror for you. danger Martin Fyfe and Neale all out. And Brayshaw if you haven’t upgraded him by then.

  54. Jaxon says:

    DEF: R.Laird, J.Howe, J.Lloyd, P.Hanley, N.Coffield, S.Murray (T.Doedee, L.Keeffe)

    MID: D.Martin, J.Kelly, L.Neale, A.Treloar, P.Cripps, D.Armitage, A.Brayshaw, D.Barry (H.Wigg, J.Garlett, T.Kelly).

    RUC: M.Gawn, N.Naitanui (T.English)

    FWD: L.Dahlhaus, M.Walters, C.Petracca, A.Chritensen, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (P.Ahern, S.Switkowski)

    Obviously my rookies aren’t set in stone and will change come the rd. 1 teams. Have $260k left to play with and still unsure what to do about Danger, so obviously team is sfill going to change a fair bit. Would love some feedback. Cheers!

  55. Corey says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton, L.Murphy)

    Dangerfield, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, A.Brayshaw, Holman (T.Kelly, Banfield, Barry)

    Gawn, Nank (Olango)

    Heeney, Walters, McLean, D.Smith, L.Keefe, Fritsch (Garlett and Ryan)

    Thoughts on my team?

    Struggling to decide between Titch, Josh kelly, M.Crouch and Zorko can only take two.

    Any suggestions much appreciated community!

  56. katienmatt says:

    Views of my Team:

    DEF: Laird, M.Hibberd, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Doedee BENCH: FInlayson, Mirra,
    MID: Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Whitfield, Coniglio, A.Brayshaw, Kelly (Dangerfield in if fit) BENCH: Ahern, Barry, Holeman
    RUCK: Gawn, Sandilands BENCH: Camberon
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Fogarty, Ryan BENCH: Garlett, Fritsch

    Left over = $30k

  57. SirSamuel016 says:

    I've got a couple of ideas for my team this season, depending on how Dangerfield pulls up for round 1.

    Team With Danger:
    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy. Rookies atm are Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (E: Murray, Finlayson)
    MID: Dangerfield, Martin, T.Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Shuey. Rookies are: Dow, Fogarty (E: T.Kelly, D.Barry, N.Holman)
    RUCK: Gawn, Sandilands E: Cameron
    FWD: Kennedy, Billings, Petracca. Rookies: Stephenson, Higgins, Fritsch (E: Garlett, Ryan)

    If Danger isn't named, there'd be the following changes:
    Dangerfield to Oliver
    Sandilands to Martin
    Petracca to Dahlhaus/Daniher?
    Of course, Rookies will also change depending on who gets named.

    Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  58. Richard says:

    Defence: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Morgan, Murray/// Finlayson, Naughton

    Mid: Mitchell, Ablett. Merret, Bont, Treloar, Cripps, brayshaw (freo), higgins/// Holman, Kelly, Barry

    Ruck: Gawn, Martin/// Cameron

    Forward: Heeney, Barlow, Petracca, Parish, Ahern, fritsh//// rioli, garlett

    I have 36 k left community. Any and all feedback is welcome. Cheers

    • nankthetank says:

      Ablett, Martin, Treloar, Barlow and Parish are all very bold choices – every one of them could end up screwing your season.
      Keep some for PODs if thats whats important to you but I suggest trading some of them for safer picks, such as Fyfe

      • Richard says:

        I agree with you in regards to barlow and parish. However I don’t see why the others are risky. Ablett is a guaranteed 115+ average as long as he stays on the park, and I believe that a player like ablett is worth wasting a trade on if he gets injured. Martin has played a solid 2 games in the JLT and he looks like a similar if not better option to grundy or goldstein, who will both have backup ruckman. Treloar is a beast and the only thing keeping him back from a higher average last year was disposal efficiency, considering that last year was his worst year in a while in backing him to increase his average to his elite level once again. Barlow is a risky pick and could backfire on me however it’s hard not to pick him when you look at his past games played and his averages. If he stays on the park and plays midfield for the suns (which he will) then he should be a lock, and if he gets injured then he’s just a quick trade out. Parish is risky also however i’m backing him for a breakout year in an essendon team that’s only destined to improve. Fyfe is an awesome pick however i’m not willing to pick him ahead of the bont or treloar (who I think will get back to elite level)

        • nankthetank says:

          Ablett was guarenteed 115+ when he was at the suns, where the umpires had more touches than any other suns midfielder. At geelong he was to compete with danger, selwood, duncan and menegola. Thats a lot of elite players.
          Not to mention the problem with actually staying on the park. He hasn't played over 15 games since 2013, so while even if somehow he manages to still score massively with all the competition, is it really worth having a donut next to an uber premo for 7 games?

        • Derek says:

          Barlow is back in my team.

          Hall is the one who will benefit the most post Ablett, but I’m backing Barlow to get a few as well

  59. Tibor says:

    Who's this Laird bloke he seems fairly popular didn't he used to open the batting with Graeme Wood. I only mention this because he used to run Graeme out a lot and may not be a team player

  60. Marshmallow says:

    Def: R Laird, M Hibberd, S Savage, A Naughton, T Doedee, S Murray (J Finalyson, L Murphy)

    Mid: P Dangerfield, D Martin, T Mitchell, J Kelly, N Fyfe, P Cripps, A Brayshaw (freo) D Barry (B Banfield, T Kelly, N Holman)

    Ruck: S Martin, M Gawn (D Cameron)

    Fwd: J Billings, D Smith, J Sicily, A Christensen, D Fogarty, B Fritsch (L Keeffe, L Ryan)

    Gone with a 2-1-3 down back, backing Savage in for a good year and all the rookies should play round 1!

    Stacked midfield this year, it's where the points are at and I believe all 6 will be top 10 midfielders this year!

    Rucks are just set and forget, not a fan of the Lycett pick although it does give you good cash to balance your team

    Fwd is a bit risky with only 1 premium, Sicily showed end of last year his capable of averaging 95+ when playing HBF so I'll take him for that price, Christensen hopefully back up his best and the rookies get a gig round 1 🤞🏼

    Good luck to all this year!

    • Big G says:

      I actually don't mind your team at all. A bit of courage with your forward line though.

  61. Keenbutclueless says:

    I can’t bring myself to have any forward rookies on field. This has really skewed my team

    Def. Laird Lloyd Duggan
    Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson
    (Murray, Watson)

    Mid. Danger Titch Kelly Crouch
    Fyfe Brayshaw Brodie Kelly
    (O’Connor, Banfield, Holman)

    Ruck. Gawn Nank

    Fwd. Lambert McLean Smith
    Petracca Sicily Bell
    (Ryan, Fritsch)

    Still considering Armitage for Duggan and playing 4 rooks in defence.

    Also toying with Petracca down to Christensen and taking Duggan up to Howe. Just not sure of having both Christensen and Bell

    Watson is my loophole, hoping he gets games later in the season.

    • Starkingdom says:

      Armitage for Duggan is a good move, plenty of Def. rookie options this season that you can alternate on and off the bench.

    • nankthetank says:

      Forwards in my opinion should be the opposite to your team – predominately rookies. I have Buddy, D Smith and then rookies. That was you can get a much needed extra premo in your midfield.
      Christensen hasn't done enough in JLT for me to be worth starting either.

      Armitage for duggan seems like a good idea to me.

      • Keenbutclueless says:

        Thanks both. Armitage in. Gives me 50k which I might use to turn Lambert or McLean into Billings.

    • Tibor says:

      Advise against punting Petracca

      • Keenbutclueless says:

        I think you are right. I am ok with 4 mid pricers on the Fwd line. Maybe all 4 become keepers, but if I can keep 2 or 3 then that would be a good outcome. Sicily can go up to defence if a forward rookie appears, or I am upgrading 2 defence rookies.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Defensive rookies are in abundance, I reckon use them as much as you can

      • Keenbutclueless says:

        Think you are right. I certainly have more confidence putting Murray, Finlayson or Doedee onfield than any forward rookie so far.

    • neil demons delight says:

      I think I can only name one forward in the best 6,,Franklin the other 5 is a raffle and you are spot one Keen Bell at F6 is a wise choice My problem is too many dees but other than the round 13 bye is it a problem .My pod is Melksham change of position in R 22 has done him wonders I have him with petraca Tmac (also a pod) Fritsch all dee forwards. Don't trust any forward rookies so I too have gone to F 6 with Fritsch and Fogarty on the pine. O'Connor ,the irish lad ,is also a top pick I have had him all year as a non playing loop but that might change good luck Keen

      • Keenbutclueless says:

        Thanks Neil. Good luck to you also. By the time the bye comes around, you should have upgraded Fritsch and maybe moved TMac to defence, which will ease the pain slightly. Guessing you might also be running Gawn, Hibberd and Oliver?

        • NEIL Demons Delight says:

          Correct Keen GAWN HIBBERD OLIVER PETRACCA FRITSCH a lot of ppl will have that 5 and 2 PODS T MAC MELKSHAM seems a lot from one club but the first five are relevant big time I sort of look at the 7 not as a demon supporter and see them not in red and blue Normally I don't LIKE selecting from my team but gawn and oliver changed that. TMAC has the valuable DPP and won all the running tests at Melbourne and is playing a new role FORWARD Melksham is similar changed roles also.Both are flying cheers KEEN

    • Doughboy says:

      I like Francis Watson a LOT!!!!…….WILL PLAY!…..has been bubbling away in the background nice and magically!

  62. Buntz21 says:

    My Team is as follows

    Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Hanley,
    O’Shea, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

    Martin, Titch, Zerrett, Fyfe
    Coniglio, Armitage, Dow, Bradshaw (Brodie, Clark, Kelly)

    Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron)

    Heeney, Walters, Smith, Christensen
    Stephenson, Fritsch, (Garlett, Ryan)

  63. midpriced madnez says:

    shane savage vs angus brayshaw for D4 – thoughts pls.

    D1 Laird, D2 Rance, D3 Lloyd are all locked.

    • Tibor says:

      Savage costs 480k. Brayshaw is 316k . The difference is pretty significant and Brayshaw is DPP. For me Savage is a no because I reckon he is too expensive. Brayshaw is on the maybe list but concussion regulars like him worry me because if he gets a decent smack in the head he won't just have a week off he'll be gone for months if not the season for a full head replacement

  64. Luke says:

    Laird, Houli, Lloyd, naughton, o’shea, doedee
    (Murray, Finlayson)

    Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, LDU
    (Banfield, Holman, Kelly)

    Grundy, Gawn

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Rayner, Stephenson, ahern
    (Fritsch, Higgins)

  65. Dan says:

    Who's this Naughton everyone is going with? Why?

  66. nankthetank says:

    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson (Stoddart, Mirra)

    MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, M.Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brawshaw (T.Kelly, J.Worpel, D.Barry)

    RUC: Ryder, Gawn (D.Cameron)

    FOR: Buddy, Devon Smith, D.Fogarty, L.Keefe, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (M Polholke, Rioli)

    Rookies are subject to change, if I've missed any obvious locks please let me know.

    Left with 115,000 in the bank

    Would love criticism/changes community xx

  67. cal_houn12 says:

    Would love some help guys, tough year so far
    Backs: Laird, Simpson, Hibberd, Coffield, Finlayson, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
    Mids: Dangerfield*, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Beams, Coniglio, Brodie, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)
    Rucks: Kreuzer, Gawn
    Forwards: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Christensen, Ahern, Ryan (Rioli, Garlett)

  68. Jarred Grainger says:

    B: laird, hibberd (dees), savage, mills, naughton, coffield, Murray, finlayson
    M: Zorko, zerret, fyfe, Neale, Cripps, Brayshaw (dockers), dow, constable, Kelly (cats), Barry, Holman
    R: Ryder, Gawn, Cameron
    F: heeney, billings, petracca, bell, Stephenson, Fogarty, fristch, ryan.
    116k In bank

  69. Derek says:

    Gawn has done it. he is officially in 100% of all teams posted.

    There was one where Laird didn't get a start.

  70. nankthetank says:

    Which teams have the most Sunday games in the season to use someone as a loophole?

  71. Crimewave says:

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Naughton, Dodee, Finlayson (Keefe, Murray)
    Mid: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Bontempelli, Brawshaw, Holman (T.Kelly, Barry, Banfield)
    Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn (Olango)
    Forw: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch, Ryan (Venabels, Garlett)

    $107k remaining,
    Any thoughts or feedback of course accepted thanks.

  72. Stewy_the_Swan says:

    B: Laird, Hibberd, M Williams, Bonner, Coffield, Murray (Naughton, Doedee)
    M: Titch, Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brodie, Kelly, Holman (Finlayson, Banfield, Barry)
    R: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
    F: Heeney, Greene, Walters, Smith, Bell, Fritsch (Ryan, Giles-Langdon)

    $130.3k in the bank. Dropped Danger after he pinged his hammy. Could rejig to get him back in if named rnd 1 but happy with how this team looks. Comments appreciated community

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Would consider taking Bonner out and moving Finlayson in. Replace with Armitage. I don’t think Bonner is a keeper and I think Armitage might generate more cash.

  73. Multi_ says:

    Hi All,

    Would appreciate any feedback obviously the rookies will swap and change once lineups for Rd 1 are released.

    B: Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, L.Keefe (Doedee, Finlayson.)

    M: Martin, Tmitch, Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Rockliff, Brayshaw, T.Kelly (Starcevich, Barry, Holman)

    R: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

    F: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Petracca, Rayner, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Rocky at this stage as a POD in the mids but may drop out to replace Lycett at R2 and like everyone else tossing up how to get Danger in later or now.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      I'd dump Rocky, no pre season games.

    • Derek says:

      Put keeffe on forward bench so you can swing Sicily forward is needed

    • paul says:

      Danger has two weeks yet so for me I am making up two teams one with and without .If he is out for round one and you want him back you will need to have money left over how much I am not too sure but I would say at least 200.000.

  74. nankthetank says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson (Stoddart, Mirra)

    MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, M.Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brawshaw (T.Kelly, J.Worpel, D.Barry)

    RUC: Ryder, Gawn (D.Cameron)

    FOR: Buddy, Devon Smith, D.Fogarty, L.Keefe, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (M Polholke, Rioli)

    Rookies are subject to change, if I've missed any obvious locks please let me know.

    Left with 89,900 in the bank, would like to use at least some of it.

    Would love criticism/changes community xx

    • Richard says:

      I’m liking your team nank. However I think that you’d be better off getting rid of one or two of your uber promos and strengthing up your forward line as the rookies in that line are the weakest and are not guaranteed games by any stretch

      • nankthetank says:

        The only problem is who do I get in the forward line? I just don't like any of the options this year

      • nankthetank says:

        And why was my original comment deleted??

    • Multi_ says:

      I would pull out Cripps or Zerrett in the mids for a rookie and bulk up the forward line.

    • Derek says:

      I wouldn’t want to play against you in the first couple of weeks with a midfield like that. Serious points.

      Do you have enough cash generating rookies, especially in forward line?

      • nankthetank says:

        I'm hoping so, because althoigh I just replaced Cripps with Heeney, I don't want my midfield to be any stronger, I've always had the mindset that forward line should be the weakest.
        Are there any rookies that i should add to it?

  75. Alan says:

    Quite happy with this team has 12 keepers and a mix of a few players like smith and coniglio who could become keepers and quite deep every position but feedback would be good also!
    D- Laird, Houli, Lloyd, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray
    (Finlayson, Mirra)

    M- Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw, LDU
    ( Banfield, Holman, Kelly)

    R- Grundy, Gawn

    F- Franklin, Heeney, Billings, Smith, Rayner, Stephenson
    (Fritsch, Ahern)
    If danger is good to go round one Franklin will go down to petracca and Mitchell up to danger

    • BlueBagger says:

      Don't like LDU or Grundy, I would downgrade to Barry and upgrade to Kreuzer.

      • Alan says:

        Don’t ya, I do! I’m a Carlton supporter and I ain’t touching kreuzer, finished top 1000 3 years on the go

        • Russty_ says:

          He's right Alan, Grundy will share Ruck duties with Cox and his points will suffer, maybe not Kreuzer but maybe Martin or Nank.
          Rayner also hasn't impressed for 200k, p.s maybe don't ask for advice if you're gonna shoot people down in flames for giving it.

  76. Roousty says:

    Savage has the form!

    • Derek says:

      I didn’t like his first half when they were getting beaten. Only scored well once melb took foot off the peddle

      There is always chance Roberton plays that role as well

    • Lazza says:

      Averages 100.3 in his last 10 ‘real’ games. Which makes him the 3rd highest scoring DEF since the byes las year.
      Only Hurley and Hibberd did better.

  77. BlueBagger says:

    DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Keefe, Finlayson)

    MID: Dangerfield, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw (Holman, Kelly, Barry)

    RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Petracca, Sicily, Garlett, Fritsch Rioli (Brown, Ryan)

    Notes: Will probably trade Naughton to O shea if named round 1 (60pts with 24% TOG is promising), J.Brown is for loophole.
    Feel like I need one more premium or better option in FWD to replace Garlett, or Rioli so then I can loophole Ryan and Rioli/Garlett, So:
    Option 1- Armitage down to Banfield, Rioli/Garlett up to Tom Bell.
    Option 2-Armitage down to Banfield, Kreuzer down to Nank/Nic Nat and Rioli/Garlett up to Devon Smith.
    Option 3-Leave structure as is.
    Would love thoughts and opinions on this dilemma and other advice you can provide regarding my team, thanks.

    • GloryDays90 says:

      Option 3. Nank is under priced for what he can do and will be fitter this year.

      You could also free up cash by going Mid price crazy in the FWD Line. Dump Heeney and put in players like Walters, Lambert, McLean etc

      • BlueBagger says:

        Nank, Banfield, Devon smith it is! Also like Walters but it's a hard choice to put him over Heeney, will consider. Also entirely forgot about Zac Giles-Langdon, would you advise getting him in for a FWD rookie I have right now if he is named?

  78. Tyruddanaut says:

    The Team of the Week, JLT Round 2

    Def: Marley Williams (118), Savage (114), Short (113), Kelly (111), Byrne-Jones (109), Ryan (108)

    Mid: Neale (C)(161), Whitfield (142), Duncan (141), Zach Merrett (141), Watts (139), Newman (131), Hall (129), Liberatore (125)

    Ruck: Nankervis (132), Gawn (126)

    Fwd: Matt Tabener (VC)(148), Cox (146), Ballantyne (142), Taylor (119), Caddy (114), Cameron (111)

    Total Score: 2941

  79. Jono says:

    What did that team cost. More than 10 million?

  80. callum says:

    DEF: McGovern, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Keefe, Murray)
    MID: T.Mitchell, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Hall, Dow, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
    RCK: Martin, Gawn (lavender)
    FWD: Billings, Walters, Mclean, Smith, Tiziani, Fritsch (Garlett, Myres)

    200k remaining thoughts community

    • BlueBagger says:

      Dow to Brayshaw/Brodie, don't know much about Lavender, Myres or Tiziani so all I can say is keep an eye on round 1 teams and adjust accordingly.
      Would also steer away from McGovern (instead Laird, Hibberd, Hurley) and would choose anyone over McLean (Mid price like Petracca or Sicily). Must get Danger in if named so id part with Zorko or Merrett in that case at risk of your cash in bank.

  81. Fitzy says:

    Laird, hibberd, savage, lloyd, naughton, doedee (finlayson, murray)
    Dusty, mitchell, fyfe, bont, cripps, brayshaw, kelly, barry (worpel, garlett, holman)
    Martin, gawn (olanga)
    Heeny, billings, smith, petracca, higgins, fritsch (ryan, murphy)
    Any advice is appreciated

  82. Bengels01 says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Roberton, Doedee, Murray Mirra (Naughton, Finlayson)
    MID: Martin, Kelly, Parker, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Kelly, Barry (Brayshaw, Ahern, Holman)
    RCK: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)
    FWD: Heeny, Wingard, Billings, Walters, Fritsch, Ryan (Fogarty, Rioli)

    Got about $240k left so feedback for what to do with some of that would be great.
    Also just general advice or thoughts would be appreciated

    • NoLanguage says:

      Like the lineup I have a similar structure. Maybe turning one of your backline rooks into a Hanley or Brayshaw? Other than that solid team.

  83. Dickens says:

    Laird, hibberd, Sicily, naughton, Murray, finlayson (doodee, Murphy)
    Dusty, titchell, j.kelly, Zorko, fyfe, Brayshaw, Holman. (T.kelly, Barry, banfield)
    Gawn, Sandy (Cameron)
    Buddy, Billings, Walters, Smith, Keefe, fritsch (Ryan, Giles-Langdon)

  84. Claire says:

    Hi there. Although a newcomer to SC Gater kindly invited me into his league and by doing that guys like Derek and Russty have also been helpful. I have noted other people’s teams and so mine is much like everyone else’s! I think I will get thrashed by some of Gaters league but hopefully I will get better as the year goes on.
    Laird, Lloyd, Wilson – Naughton, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray, O’Conner (D/M)
    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio – Fogarty (M/F), Banfield, Finlayson (D/M), Kelly, Holman.
    Gawn, Sandilands – Cameron
    Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Bell – Starcevich, Fritsch, Rioli, Ryan.
    I noted that some people wrote that it was important to have dual position players so I have allowed for that too.
    Obviously changes will need to be made if any of my rookies don’t get selected in the first game.
    I have $288K to utilise regarding adjustments if Dangerfield, Sandilands, Coniglio, Bell etc do not shape up.
    What do you think?

    • Starkingdom says:

      Hey Claire, not bad for a newbie. Solid across all lines so no complaints from me. Keep asking questions and you'll no doubt find the answers on this forum. Good luck coach.

    • gator59 says:

      Hi Claire,, You have a solid foundation to work with I love the Parker pick.. not sure whether Fogarty will play many games.
      I would ditch O'shea and swing Finlayson down back on field and O'Conner to mid and maybe get Barry from Port in mids..
      I'm not to keen on the Wison pick .. If you want a keeper I would upgrade to someone like Howe or Tuohy
      Sandilands I'm not sure if you are looking for a keeper or if he's an upgrade…. If you're looking for a keeper around the same price I would look at the Nank… If he's an upgrade you are taking a big risk for him to last 10 weeks or so…. for a keeper I would go either Martin ,Kruze or stay with the Nank
      In the fwds I see your looking for the Fwd/Mid swing, Starcevich wont play straight up so to save a bit of cash put Wison from Crows..Also try and get another mid pricer into the fwds like Smith or Sicily…… Due to the lack of good rooks in the fwds you may need some of these mid pricers…. The best rooks are going to come from the mids and defence

      I hope all this all makes sense to you and i'm not trying to be critical,, I'm here to try and help you

      Another thing is in this game there's nothing set in concrete, If you feel so strong about a player try and do your research on them and if they fit the bill then go for what fits your structure…. Cheers Gator

      • Claire says:

        Ok Coach/mentor Gater. This is what my team looks like now.
        Laird, Tuohy, Lloyd – Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (M/D) Murray and Miihocek. Not happy with Mihocek. Any other defensive rookie who will have a fair chance of playing some early games?
        Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio – Banfield, Barry, O’Conner, Kelly, Holman. Will both O’Conner and Kelly break into Geelong strong mid field? I’m keeping Danger whether he misses round 1 or not as I am going for a couple/few League wins and not the $50K. Does SC league scoring start round 2? I don’t have a DPP F/M either which is important.
        Gawn, Nankervis – Cameron. Would prefer Kreuzer but I would not have any spare cash for adjustments. Martin has same bye as Gawn.
        Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Curnow- Bell, Ryan, Fritsch, Wilson. Curnow or Melksham who has been doing ok but any suggestions. Have $87K reserve. Will Fritsch get early games?
        Thanks Gater for your suggestions/advice and look forward to more help. What does Dereck think?

        • gator59 says:

          Hi mate that looks much better.. to give you a better look at thing this is my side atm

          Laird , Hibberd, Naughton , Doedee, Murray ,Finlayson,… Keefe, Mirra

          Danger, Mitchell, Oliver, Merret, Fyfe, Parker, Banfield ,T.Kelly…. Barry, Wilson, Holman

          Kruz, Gawn… Olanglo

          Heeney, Walters,Smith, Petracca, Stephenson, Giles-Langdon… Ballenden, Ryan

          As you can see I have 2 premos in defence ,, 6 in the mids .. 2 premo rucks.. 1 premo fwd but hope the other 3 can be keepers and you can see the swing sets that I have on each line except for rucks and Olanglo is there for loop holing purposes

          I can easily drop Parker or Merret for Brayshaw(freo) and get another premo down back if I want or I can go for an extra premo fwd if I want

          I have $183.800 in the kick atm………….Your question on Fritcsh he may start early for a few and once the other premos come back in it may be the end of him for a while….. You may see I have Ballenden (Bris) sitting in my fwds and he is there for floating loopholing… It is ok to have a cheap floating donut in your side………. Rookie cash generation is going to come from the mids and backs this year………….. On the SC scoring you will start going head to head in your leagues in round 3

          Out of the Curnow and Melksham I would go Melksham but that's just my personal pick… Curnow could go big if he gets mid time and gets under Kruze feet and get big points from him… So either one I would feel comfortable with

          • Claire says:

            Is Giles-Langdon any good?
            What is a floating loophole mean.

            • gator59 says:

              As I say nothing set in concrete..Giles -Langdon I like the look of is a rookie from Gws and I think he has good job security and if he can average between 65/75 per game then he will make some good cash and ready for upgrading after round 6 as when all good rookies will be ready to cull by then and you can start painting the fence

              Floating loopholing I hope this explains to you what you can do………… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmtFrXPaN0

    • Russty_ says:

      Have a bit more confidence Claire…no one here is an expert, otherwise we'd all be 50 grand richer lol, it's all about how you go about it through the season, you'll be fine.

      • gator59 says:

        Claire willl be fine Russty and all we can do is try and steer her in the right direction

  85. WhatsaFtumch says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Savage, Doedee, S. Murray, Finlayson (L. Keefe, L.Murphy)

    MID: Danger, Mitchell, J.Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, A.Brayshaw, Banfield (T.Kelly, D.Barry, N.Holman)

    RUCK: Kreuzer, Gawn (Amartey)

    FWD: Walters, D.Smith, Petracca, T.Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ahern, Garlett)

    40.6k left

    • Starkingdom says:

      Nice looking line up. Just watch out for Kruezer with his ankle problem, might set him back a little, query he'll be 100% round1 and 2. His price may drop sharply within a few weeks. Once he's over his niggles he'll no doubt be a no.1 ruck contender.

      • WhatsaFtumch says:

        Cheers for that, I hear you re Kreuzer, wasn't happy to see him go down in his last match, although hoping it wasn't too bad…obvious swap would be S.Martin except for the shared bye with Gawn, so am now considering Nankervis and Sandi…really hoping Kreuzer gets up!

  86. Ryan says:

    Need a FWD or DEF around max 420k.
    I already have Sicily, Mclean, d smith, walters, lloyd. Currently i have Mills at the spot but im not too convinced!!
    Please help

    • nickgonzalez771 says:

      Could you go for a decent rookie who is likely to line up for Round 1 and make you cash? And then you could use the extra cash to upgrade anyone in your midfield?

    • Steeeve says:

      Drop one of them to a rookie and upgrade another to a dead set premo

    • ZerrettForPM says:

      Tom Bell could slide into a FWD line

    • ryan says:

      i dont want to buy anymore 'guaranteed premiums' as i rate all of my premiums to score just as well as any other premium. i dont want to buy players at like 550k as its a waste of money because they will drop.

      i dont want any 400k players in my midfield as they are a waste of a spot..

      ive looked at tom bell, also looked at ryan lester – not sure about either though

    • Russty_ says:

      Maybe try Luke Ryan…Ryan.

    • Dan says:

      Petracca byt I think hes around 430ish

  87. The Ranger says:

    This weeks version….

    Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson – Murray, Keefe
    Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Banfield, Kelly, Barry – Coffield, Higgins, Holman
    Gawn, Lycett – Cameron
    Menegola, Heeney, Walters, Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch – Ryan, Brander

    282K in the bank.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Hi Ranger I have Brander also but linked him to sicily Keefe is too inconsistent for mine .Also though Higgins wont play early it is a good move as a temporary loop m /f and when he arrives he will stay.. In my opinion the forwards are the weakest rookie line and with no quality back up for Brander, Stephenson is dicey Bell or Bundy look better. Sorry Ranger but Lycett and Cameron both have s c queries Set and Forget Gawn and prem ruck / olango GOOD LUCK buddy

      • The Ranger says:

        Thanks Neil.
        Still a chance I'll go back to set and forget rucks but Ryder is the only other pick I see value in and I just can't get around his bye.
        And I'm by no means happy with that fwd line but I still run a strict no flog policy so Sicily is a no go. He'll miss weeks at some point me thinks. Might drop Menegola down to someone cheaper to upgrade one of the fwd rookies once teams are named but I'm not keen on Bell or Bundy or any of the 250/300K players.
        And yeah Higgins, Brander, Keefe and Coffield are all there for their DPP. Gotta have that flexibility

  88. Big G says:

    DEF: Laird, Piggy Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finalyson (Murray, Mirra)
    MID: Danger, Dusty, T Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cogs, Brodie, Banfield (Tim Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    RUCK: Kreauzer. Gawn (ologango)
    FWD: Buddy, Menegola, McLean, Ahern, Rioli, Firstch (Garlett, L Ryan)

  89. Tibor says:

    This might be nearly right for me now with a few adjustments for rookies depending on selection for round 1,

    Def.. Laird. Hibberd. Simpson. A Brayshaw. Naughton. Doedee. Murray. Murphy.

    Mid.. Titch. J. Kelly. Fyfe. Whitfield. Redden. JOM. Coffield. T Kelly. Banfield. Ballard. Holman

    Ruck. Kreuzer. Gawn. Cameron

    Fwd. Heeny. Greene. Petracca. Hogan. Bolton. Keefe. Garlett. Ryan

    All thoughts welcome

    • Larry says:

      Kelly to Dusty,

      Redden… no no no maybe Coniglio but only if you do above or there will be to much gws in the midfield

      Coffield. To Darcy Fogarty ???

  90. Sam says:

    Laird Hibberd Savage Naughton Doedee Murray (Mirra Finlayson)

    Dangerfield Martin Mitchell M Crouch Fyfe Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly Barry Holman)

    Martin Gawn (Cameron)

    Heeney Greene Billings Christensen Fogarty Garlett (Fritsch Ryan)

    150k in the bank


  91. Brett says:

    Hi guys. Feedback would be appreciated. Going for league win.

    Def – hibberd laird ryan coffield naughton murray (doedee finlayson)

    Mids – titch kelly crips merret parker armitage brayshaw brodie ( barry kelly holman)

    Rucks – martin gawn ( olango)

    Fwds – billings walters devon smith taberner sciliy ( Fritsch ryan)

    34.5 left in bank. Thanks guys.

  92. SpringRoll says:

    Def.. Laird. Hibberd. Savage. Coffeild. Doedee. O'Shea.

    Mid.. Titch. J. Kelly. Oliver. Zorko. Fyfe. Conigilio. LDU. W.Brodie.

    Ruck. Gawn. Lycett. (Cameron)

    Fwd. Billings. Mclean. D.Smith. Sicily. Fritsch. Ryan

    This is my current team, on field rookies really depend on who is picked coming in to round 1.
    I have $254k left due to Danger doing his hammy. Any advice on where to spend this cash?? Would love some feedback

  93. Raver_dave says:

    G'day all
    Longtime follower/reader/stalker but only just registered to comment
    team currently is:

    Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, O'Shea, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)

    Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie (Barry, Kelly, Holman)

    Ruc: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    Fwd:Heeny, Billings, Petracca, Fogarty, English, Fritsch (Rioli, Garlett)

    Team has been changing daily but this is it currently.

    Hit me up with some feedback/advice.


    • Starkingdom says:

      Hey Raver, I reckon you need to improve your Fwd set up, too many rookies that have no job security. The Def. line is good, rookies are mostly ok, personally I haven't seen enough of O'Shea to include especially at that price.

      I would dump Coniglio for either Armitage or JOM and use the extra cash upgrading a Fwd rookie to Bell or Christensen.

      • Raver_dave says:

        Cheers for the input mate.
        I like the look of cogs and would like to hang onto him if possible.

        To make the cash I swapped Hibberd to L.Jones, English to L.Ryan and Rioli to Christenson

        So team is now:

        Def: Hurley, Laird, Jones, Naughton, O'Shea, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)

        Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie (Barry, Kelly, Holman)

        Ruc: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

        Fwd:Heeny, Billings, Petracca, Fogarty, Christenson, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

        Leaves me with $62,900 left over, I would like this to be a bit bigger. Maybe down grading O'Shea to a cheaper rookie?


        • Starkingdom says:

          Nice move Hibberd to Liam Jones, Hibberd will probably be top 6 defender but you'll more than likely be able to get him cheaper later on.

          O'Shea to L.Murphy from the Crows will give you an extra $60K for the kitty. Keep an eye on round 1 starting teams and keep asking questions on this forum for updates on rookies.

  94. Johnny says:


    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Mills, Naughton, Murray (doedee, mihocek)

    MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Benfield, Holman, Barry

    RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    FWD: Greene, Billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

  95. Douglas says:

    Dangerless after the injury: Feels like it frees me up to be a bit more balanced. Not totally sold on Greene – Thoughts on a replacement?
    …couple of rookies a lock…most dependent on whether picked in R1.

    Def: R. Laird, M. Hibberd, A. McGrath, T. Doedee, A. Naughton, S. Murray (N. Coffield, J. Finlayson)

    Mid: T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, Z. Merrett, N. Fyfe, P. Cripps, A. Brayshaw, D. Fogarty, T. Kelly (LUD, D. Barry, N Holman)

    Ruck: T. Goldstein, M Gawn (D. Cameron)

    Fwd: I. Heeney, T. Greene, J. Billings, C. Petracca, J. Stewart, B. Fritsch (Z. Giles-Langdon, L. Ryan)

  96. Troy says:

    After about 1000 changes over the weekend, I have settled (hopefully) on my team.

    DEF – Laird, Savage, JJ, M. Williams, Murray, Naughton (Doedee, Finlayson)

    MID – Mitchell, Z. Merrett, Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, A. Brayshaw, Kelly (Brodie, Banfield, Holman)

    RUC – Gawn, Nank (Olango)

    FWD – Mundy, McLean, Taylor, Caddy, Fogarty, Fritsch (Garlett, Keefe)

    A couple of risky selections in Marley Williams and Lewis Taylor

    Williams will see a truckload of ball down in Norths defence, given they have the slowest midfield in the Cosmos and the ball will be down there constantly.Taylor seems to have cleaned up his DE a bit and looks like he might have his best year yet.

    Burn man Caddy may dud me once Prestia comes back, but I have faith this year!

    Old man Mundy should average well enough for a forward.

    Can JJ escape the tag?? Fingers crossed!

    • NoLanguage says:

      Love the Williams pick. I'm a North man and reckon he'll get plenty of the pill!

      • Wayne18 says:

        He might see plenty of the pill because it s going to be in his vicinity a lot. If he can get it and do something useful with it then he'll be a decent pick and probably win a Syd Barker

    • Captain Risky says:

      Troy, You and I could be the only 2 on this site with Caddy!

  97. David says:

    DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Hanley, Brayshaw, Murray, (Murphy, Doedee)

    MID: Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, O'Meara, Brayshaw, Finlayson, Banfield, (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Gawn, Naitanui, (Cameron)

    FOR: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Curnow, Christenson, (Fritsch, Brown)

    Right now I don't trust the forward rookies at all. The players I'm least sure about are Naitanui and Hanley. Some of the players I'm keenly looking at are Naughton, O'Connor, Lycett, and Coffield. Got 24k spare right now.

    • Derek says:

      i see Coffield in a lot of teams. is he any good for that price? didn't see the saints play

      • David says:

        He scored 48 and 67 in the two JLT games and he looked fairly comfortable out there. If he was cheaper he would be a lock. Not too sure at this price though, I'll see how many rookies get named rd 1.

  98. AJC says:

    Laird, Hibbard, (McDonald or Lloyd), Sicily, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee and Murphy)

    Martin, Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly (Barry, Banfield, Holman)

    Ryder, gawn (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, Walters, Smith, Venables, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

    Help me with my D3 please!!

    • Derek says:

      Lloyd is my D2. happy to have him. should be priced over $500k

      • GoDoggies says:

        I had Lloyd at D2 but in JLT2 when Newman got rolling Lloyd didn't do much for his score
        If McVeigh is named round 1 I'm going to stay away from him, I want to have him but with Rampe, Newman and McVeigh all there to steal his points I've gone with Touhy who is just a bit safer for the same price.

  99. Peter Demetriou says:

    $33,700 in the bank and currently rolling with the following.
    Big question mark is rookies to be named and dangerfield.
    Thinking danger to zmeret/ Kelly and an upgrade somewhere else.

    Laird, Hibbert, Simpson, Naughton, O'Shea 🤔, Dodde (Murry, Finlyston)

    Danger, tmitchell, fyfe, bont / pendles? 🤔, cripps, coniglio, brayshaw, Barry, (banfield, Kelly, Holman)

    Ryder, gawn, (Cameron)

    Heeny, billings, Smith, Christensen, keefe, fritch , (garlett, giles-langson)

    • Dutchy says:

      Pretty sure o’shea Won’t play round 1. Not sure Simmo will be as safe a bet as some others. And go the Bont

      • Russty_ says:

        What makes you say that about O'Shea Dutchy?

        • Holty says:

          Being a Carlton supporter and living in Adelaide, i was wrapped we picked up O'Shea. Not a gun by any means but definately best 22 at a struggling club. I rate him and i would be amazed if Carlton dont start him r1. But not playing much jlt is a worry

  100. Caleb says:

    Hey guys love your work! Would love a bit of advice
    (DEF) Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Sicily, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson,Mirra)
    (MID) Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Crippa, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    (RUCK) Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
    (FWD) Heeney, Billings, Smith, Stephenson, Poholke, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Is the Sicily Lloyd combo the way to go or should I go with a premium rookie combo? Are there any rookies I’ve missed out on?

    • ZerrettForPM says:

      Chuck Sicily in ya FWD line and sneak in a Coffield, Naughton or Keefe into your backline instead I reckon.

  101. INPieman says:

    I think if you going to use someone to ride up to grab Danger then I think Coniglio looms as the man to take for the ride. Like the Ryan inclusion. Really starting to warm up to that myself. Savage vs Ryan for me ATM. Ryan has a game purpose built for SC. Can we finally trust Ross!!! Not sure how much value there is in Tom Bell. Did have that 90 season. But everything else sub 70

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Yeah just dont know about the fwd line if Danger plays will be team 1 with 5 fwds
      Not sure who else other than bell, christensen hasnt set the world on fire and rooks scarce on the ground.
      Anyone else fwd – cheapish?

      • Derek says:

        i don't mind Mccartin. he looked ok on the weekend. Only $234k. might have a few good scores

      • INPieman says:

        I do like the look of that first forward line. I think it's the line that will give the poorest rookie scores. Loading up there seems sensible. Very similar to how I'm currently structured. The conditions yesterday were horrid. I'd ignore Bundy's score. He can go 80+. I'm trying to find a way to have him at F6

  102. MSF says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Coffeild, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)

    Kruez, Gawn

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Keeffe, Garlett, Ryan (Fritsch, Fogarty)

    Not a huge fan on my fwds, especially rookie depth and job security. Not sure if its worth spending the 600k on kruez vs a cheaper Jacobs – even though i want the set and forget rucks and think Kruez is the best in the league. intending on using Cogs as a stepping stone to Dusty at some stage instead of using two trades with omeara or Arma.

  103. Scotty says:

    Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson ( O'Shea, Naughton)

    T. Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Coniglio, Cripps, O'Meara, Dow, Brayshaw (Barry, Banfield, Giro)

    Grundy, Gawn (Olango)

    Menegola, McLean, Walters, Christensen, Starevich, W. Rioli (Kirby, Ryan)

    $9.2k in bank and rookies will vary depending on JLT and round 1 teams


    • Dutchy says:

      Doubts on Menegola, and Sicily has the flog factor

      • Scott says:

        Suggestions on alternatives to them?

        Menegola will be more consistent than Billings and i wanna swap out Sicily but the options don't look solid enough where Sicily is going to be a pillar for Hawks now that Hodge is gone. Mills doesn't click over 100 often at all and Hanley looks like his best days are behind him

  104. vindog says:

    Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Murray
    Bench: Doedee, Finlayson
    Midfield: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw, Holman
    Bench: Banflield, Kelly, Barry
    Rucks: Gawn, Simpson
    Bench: Cameron
    Forwards: Walters, Mclean, Petracc, Sicily, Fogarty, Fitsch
    Bench: Keefe, Ryan

    $113,200 in the bank, open to critisism especially on my ruck idea.

    • Tibor says:

      Nice one vindog. As good as any midfield going. Gawn is a must have. Beyond that your choice is as valid as any other. Not too sure about Fritsch job security. He may very well get a gig for round one while Viney is out. He might just get a taste and then be spelled before he delivers any financial gain. Melb have a bit of a history with doing this, Hannan last year and Oliver the year before

  105. Derek says:

    Hi folks, keen for your feedback. Just waiting to see how danger is, but in for the time being. Cheers

    DEF: Laird, Tuohy, Shaw, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Finlayson)

    MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Zorko, M Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, Ellis-Yolman, A Brayshaw, (Rayner, Barry, Banfield)

    RUCK: Sandilands, Naitanui (Lavender)

    FOR: Franklin, Lynch (Adel), McCluggage, Christenson, Fogarty, Ryan (Waterman, Gartlett)

    • Steeeve says:

      That ruck line is the riskiest thing I've seen since my mate with coke-bottle glasses and a retainer asked the hottest girl in school to prom.
      It didn't work out for him but hey all the best.

  106. johnno2908 says:

    After the trash Dawson Simpson dished up on the weekend surely Lobb plays ruck for GWS when he comes back?

    Anyway, take it apart:
    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Naughton, O’Shea, Finlayson (Doedee, Murray)
    MID: Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
    RUCK: Kreuzer, Gawn(Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, Smith, Sicily, Lobb, Ryan, Fritsch (Garlett, McCartin)

  107. Saundo says:

    Tuoey or Lloyd?

    • Patch says:

      Lloyd for mine, Saundo

      • GoDoggies says:

        I like both and both have been in and out of my team for each other
        It's just the factor of McVeigh, Rampe and now Newman who all play the same role and take his points
        In JLT2 Lloyd only scored around 73 with McVeigh and Rampe out of the team and Newman scored 100.
        I know that Touhy only scored 78 or so in JLT2 but he had 28 possesions with 21 of the kicks. I heard his score was low because of the strong wind which caused his D.E to be low
        I just think that Touhy would be a safer pick to start with, but I will be trying to get Lloyd in as soon as possible.

  108. Derek says:

    someone who no-one has is Ben Jacobs. $200k. he is alot better than that isn't he?

    • johnno2908 says:

      Not sure how much better though Derek… highest season average 65, 5 other seasons all below 58

    • INPieman says:

      Had a look into that a while ago & put a line through him. He's a good tagger but not an SC option at that price

      • Derek says:

        Fair enough. Just looking through my notes.

        What about M Cox at F5 if thinking of having Lycett or Simpson at R2?

        $300k for a RUC/FWD with good job security?

        • INPieman says:

          Ballsy move. Cox will have erratic scores. For a bloke who's new to the game he's an accurate kick. I'll give him that. Not sure the Bruen manoeuvre will work here. But it might

        • Mick M says:

          Are they really going that bad that Cox has good Job security

        • Russty_ says:

          You love a risk don't ya Derek?..haha that's all part of the fun of it though 🙂

    • NoLanguage says:

      Will score better than most rookies IMO, not a bad POD

  109. Steeeve says:

    Last year I had Goldstein. After two rounds I traded down to Witts, banked a LOOOOT of money. And, like most others, I traded Witts up when he was fully fattened.
    This year I don't like any of the premo rucks outside of Gawn. I'm tempted by Lycett but Nic Nat's return could be just around the corner.

    Thinking I might start Goldy again. If he stinks it up and Lycett plays well I could pull the same maneuver. Only one more trade than just starting Lycett (and upgrading him later), but less risk. If Goldy is back to anywhere near his best he's a keeper and I've saved a trade.

    • INPieman says:

      I pulled the same move last year. The cash allowed me to grab MacRae & Hanners cheap. MacRae was a great pick up. Hanners belted out 5 tonnes in a row then turned into a train wreck of a pick. Preuss will impact Goldy's output

      • Steeeve says:

        He will but what do ya do?
        Grundy has Cox. Martin has Archie. Kreuzer is ecpe1nsive, has only had one good season and is injury prone, Ryder has the early bye, Jacobs is not SC friendly anymore.
        Lycett scares the bejeebus out of me.

  110. Michael says:

    Lloyd, Savage, Sicily, Naughton, S.Murray, M. O.Connor, (Dooddee, Finlayson)
    Titch, Merret, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, Libba, Brayshaw, (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
    Gawn, Sandi (M.Flynn)
    Buddy, Son Son, D. Smith, Tracca, Giles-Langdon, Ryan, (Fritsch, Garlett)

    Comments more than welcome. Still undecided on this line-up.

  111. Brett says:

    Any feedback would be appreciated. 13.5 left in the bank

    Def – hibberd laird sicily coffield naughton murray (doedee finlayson)

    Mids – titch kelly crips merret parker coniglio brayshaw garlett ( barry kelly holman)

    Rucks – nankervis gawn ( olango)

    Fwds – billings walters devon smith taberner j watts rayner ( keefe ryan)

    34.5 left in bank. Thanks guys.

  112. will says:

    Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Coffield)

    Dusty, J Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    Ryder, Gawn, (Olango)

    Heeney, Billings, Walters, D Smith, T Bell, Fritsch (Ryan, Langdon)

    131k free to turn Kelly into Dangerfield if it feels necessary.

  113. Captain Risky says:

    I'm thinking the same with Whitfield if Danger doesn't start. Going to be a good player and new role looks SC friendly, will score well but maybe not quite a keeper. If he goes really well he stays, otherwise I bring in Danger.

    And Sicily managed to argue his way out of my team!

  114. BlueBagger says:

    Hurley, Billings, Naitanui (if named, Nank if not)
    Howe, Smith, Kreuzer

  115. Sammylingx says:

    Laird, hibberd, savage, doedee, Murray, finlayson (Oshea & miara)

    Titchell, J.Kelly, Merrett, Duncan, Neale, O'meara, banfield, holman (barry, worpel & constable)

    Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    Billings, Walters, McLean, Petracca, fogarty, fritsc (Keefe & Ryan)
    $175k in bank
    Ps. I cannot remove Omeara as my team name is Oh my 'Meara haha

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Sammy, I'd be looking to get Andrew Brayshaw into your mids and Tim Kelly, rather than Worpel and Constable.
      Don't like Savage either, maybe Shaw or Sicily instead to save some bucks.

      • Sammylingx says:

        Cheers Rusty, Just trying to go for some PODS this year 😉
        Still tossing up on having neale and fyfe at the same time or just neale or fyfe

  116. David E says:

    Danger to Neale yes or not

    • Russty_ says:

      I say, Danger to Ablett, and then Ablett to Danger 🙂

      • Jon says:

        I kinda like that . . . If Ablett plays Rd 1. Gives you an out when he inevitably misses a game or three while still scoring points

  117. hedski says:

    OK, here is my "balls hanging out in defence" team.
    Savage Ryan Sicily (Doedee)
    Naughton Finlayson Murray (Mihocek)

    Danger Kelly Crouch (Kelly)
    Fyfe Cripps Cogs (Banfield)
    Brayshaw Barry (Holman)

    Gawn Kreuzer (Olango)

    Heeney Billings Smith (Keefe)
    Petracca Bundy Fogarty (Fritsch)

    $31.5k left.
    I'm not sure I have the plums….

  118. Rick Grimes says:

    Zac Guthrie. An option?

  119. Jordan says:

    7 rookies with 14 premos+ lycett
    6 rookies with 13 premos+coniglio, lycett and tom Bell?

    Thoughts please Community

  120. Pantelis says:

    anyone going with boak?

  121. Jarryd says:

    Hi guys, any feedback would be helpful, all rookies subject to line ups of course

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy, Savage, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

    MID: Titch, Kelly, M. Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cogs, Brayshaw, Kelly (Stephenson, Banfield, Holman)

    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Walters, McClean, Christenson, Ryan, Garlett (Ahern, Fritsch)

    Thinking of downgrading D4 to help my fwd line, idk yet, cheers!!

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Not sure how much cash you have left but I'd go Christensen to Bell, Lycett to Nank, this is what I have done today

  122. NoLanguage says:

    Alright, after my 378th adjustment I think I'm getting closer…

    B – Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Hanley, Naughton, Murray (Keeffe, Mirra)
    M – Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Jacobs, LDU, Banfield (Stephenson, Finlayson, Holman)
    R – Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    F – Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rioli, Ryan)

    Points of contention and reasoning – Jacobs was solid against the Tiges and is a bargain at 200k – should outscore most rookies if he stays on the park so have selected him instead of Brayshaw at M6. Also popped Stephenson in as a M/F swing instead of Kelly from the cats on my mid bench. Finlayson acts as a D/M swing from the mids and I can also swing Keeffe and Sicily from D/F. Will probably use one of the Eagles boys as my loophole. Finally, dumped LMac for Savage as form warranted and also couldn't resist Christensen after his pre-season.

    Would love any and all criticism guys, positive or negative/constructive!!! Good luck to all xo

    • NoLanguage says:

      EDIT Hanley going down for a month has seen a shake up.

      B – Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, DOEDEE, Finlayson (Keeffe, Murray)
      M – Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Jacobs, LDU, FOGARTY (Banfield, KELLY, Holman)
      R – Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
      F – Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rioli, Ryan)

      367k in the bank

      A – Do I keep the warchest for Danger?
      B – Do I upgrade Jacobs to Libba?
      C – Do I put Brodie or Brayshaw in for Fogarty?

      Thx community

      • Russty_ says:

        Who's your midfielder Jacobs?

        • NoLanguage says:

          Ben Jacobs – coming back from a long injury riddled run with his ankle. The Glove!

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I think you have to have Brayshaw at M6,he seems the best of the high priced rookies,plus they seem keen to play him.Not sure about LDU,he didn't do much in the preseason games and he's one of the high priced rookies,Coffield might be a better fit plus he's dpp,and could swing with Finlayson in the back line.Also glad to see you spelt Keeffe right,a lot of people have been leaving out one of the fs.

        • NoLanguage says:

          Thanks John, I'm a spelling nazi 🙂
          Yeah I just think LDU's JS is the strongest out of all rookies and Coffield didn't set the world on fire either. Might have to rethink Brayshaw though the kid is a jet no doubt

  123. Norgs says:

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Hurley, Naughton, Murray, Doedee, (Finlayson, Mihocek)

    Mid: Danger( if playing Rd), Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Brodie, T Kelly, (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn, (D Cameron)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Dahlhaus, D Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch, (Kirby, Garlett)

    26.9 k in the bank

    Any feedback would be great

    Any feedback would be great

  124. Lachie says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Sicily, Murray, Doedee (Murphy, Finlayson)

    MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly, (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Gawn, Martin (Olango)

    FOR: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Curnow, Fogarty, Ryan (Fritsch, Garlett)

    Merrett and Josh Kelly are interchangeable, cant decide who I wanna go with just yet, same goes with Martin and Grundy. Really wanna persist with Curnow, highly highly rate him bit congilio is super tempting. Let me have it!

  125. BlueBagger says:

    Hurley and Naitanui or Liam Jones/Luke Ryan and Kreuzer?

  126. BartsBest says:

    I appreciate this is not an RMT question, however, it's been a late start to my team planning this year (better late than never). Does anyone know if Old Ocker has put together his team planning spreadsheet that he has shared with the community over the last few years? It has always been an awesome tool in the past.

  127. Deebangers says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson
    (Keeffe, Mirra)

    MID: Martin, Mitchell, J. Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (T. Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, McLean, Smith, Christensen
    (Fogarty, Fritsch)

  128. Nick says:

    Thoughts from the community appreciated

    D: Laird, Savage, Sicily, Brayshaw, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee

    M: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry, Kelly, Holman

    R: Goldy, Gawn, Olango

    F: Heeney, Billings, Mclean, Stephenson, Fogarty, Keefe, Ryan, Fritsch

    $35k left over. Any thoughts welcome.

  129. TheGreatBozza says:

    D: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)
    M: Mitchell; Kelly, Fyfe, Treloar, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Kelly)
    R: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
    F: Heeney, Walters, McLean, Smith, Ryan, Fritsch (Keefe, Gilies-Langdon)

    140k in the bank.

    I would love some feedback. Here are some of my own thoughts:

    1. Considering other cheap defenders instead of Sicily including Ryan & Mills
    2. Unsure on Treloar or how I’d eventually get Danger quickly. Tempted to go Treloar to Dusty and ride out without Danger for 5-8 weeks; or roll the dice on a Libba type to upgrade quickly to Danger
    3. Not sold on FWD rookies. I think 100% mid pricers are the way to go up FWD. I’m considering Christensen too at his price

  130. Haydos says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Howe, McGovern, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Andrew Brayshaw, Brodie, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Wigg)

    Gawn, Lycett (Olango)

    Billings, McLean, Barlow, Smith, Ahern, Fritsch (Garlett, Higgins)

  131. paul says:

    Hibberd, Savage, Ryan, Weitering, Murray, Finlayson. (Doedee,Mirra)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw. ( Banfield, Kelly, Holman,)

    Gawn, Lycett, (Cameron)

    Lambert, McLean, Taberner, Bell, Fogarty, Fritch. (G Langdon, Ryan,)

    280,000 left If need to make a change before rond three.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Paul, some iffy selections there for me, Savage, Weitering, Lycett, Taberner and Bell…all very risky and have no history of consistency. Might be better off spending another 200 grand but what do I know 🙂

      • paul says:

        Weitering can play looked very good.Savage, Taberner and Bell killed it for consistency in the JLT.What i like is they are very good value and all will have an important role to play.Also with Fogarty Adelaide moved him back to stop Ports run. They want this guy in. Lycett i am hoping he will average 80 for a few rounds.

        • Russty_ says:

          Yep righto mate go for it!..sounds like you're on top of it..what's the worst thing that could happen right? 🙂

          • paul says:

            The worst thing would be is not to have my marginal probabilities right.

            • paul says:

              what's interesting tho on average from the JLT this team scored 2,400 taking into account the probability of danger scoring 300 as cap with a low variance of 10. not sure what other teams achieved here but yes its JLT and consistency is a game of chance at this time of the year as some variables do have past history as you pointed out but we do need some POD's.just the right ones.The present form is all we have to ride the wave however the extra cash helps to ride the wave all the way to the shore.

  132. Indy says:

    Laird, lloyd, savage
    coffield, naughton, finlayson
    (doeddee, murray)

    kelly, zorko, duncan
    fyfe, cripps, hall
    brayshaw, barry
    (banfield, kelly, holman)

    gawn, nankervis

    heeney, billings, smith
    petracca, christensen, fritsch
    (ryan, 102,000 rookie)

  133. Rick Grimes says:

    The round 14 bye is making things tough. So far:

    Laird, Hibberd, Ryan, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee, Keefe.

    Danger; Titch, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw; Kelly, Banfield; Barry; Holman.

    Gawn, Nank, Olongo

    Heeney, Billings, Lambert, McLean, Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch, Ryan.

    Obviously subject to change about a million times

  134. Warblegarble says:

    DEF – Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)

    MID – Dangerfield, Martin, Fyfe, Macrae, Cripps, Dow, Davies-Uniacke, Kelly (Banfield, Worpel, Barry)

    RUC – Kreuzer, Gawn (Hayes)

    FWD – Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Curnow, Stephenson, Ryan (Ahern, Garlett)

    $63,900 in the bank.

    My concerns:
    – Is Yeo good enough for D1?
    – Petracca & Curnow together? Or should I back one of them only? (leaning towards Petracca)
    – Will Kreuzer get up for round 1?
    – And of course, Dangerfield. Hang on in hope of a quick recovery or start planning how to get him later?

  135. David E says:

    Current forward HEENEY BARLOW J KENNEDY D SMITH Who should i get for J Kennedy

  136. Macca says:


    Def Laird Hibberd Mills Naughton Finlayson Murray (Doedee Murphy)

    Mid Danger Mitchell Fyfe Cripps Coniglio Brayshaw
    Banfield Barry ( Holman Coffield Kelly )

    Ruc Kruz Gawn ( Cameron )

    Fwd Lambert Mclean Smith Petracca Curnow Bell ( Ryan Petruccelle )

    63k left
    Will change again after a couple more bevs tonight
    What do people think

  137. Nick says:

    Any feedback welcome. A couple of rookies will likely be adjusted once teams announced.

    B: Laird, Luke Ryan, Mills, Mcgrath, Naughton, Sam Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
    M: Sloane, Merrett, Fyfe, Treloar, Liberatore, Petracca, Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Banfield, Dom Barry, Holman)
    R: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)
    F: Heeney, Billings, Dixon, Menegola, Stephenson, Fogarty, (Higgins, Giles-langdon)

    • Finnius says:

      Very young… Would perhaps look to go a few more developed players. A few risks is fine but you have ALOT.

  138. Mike says:


    • GloryDays90 says:

      Where did you here this?

    • paul says:

      If Danger is not playing round one i won't have him and this is why. For him not to be playing round one he must be a bit more than minor.Having trouble with hammies in the past myself you never come back 100% straight away you need to ease back into it. If he plays round 2 he may not score well but he will probably play forward more so he is not running as much.Therefore his high price tag will drop after his third game.if you have cash i would pick him up then as he will probably take off after that and you would have missed the boat.

      • Jay says:

        Keep in mind that if his 1st game is round 2, and he does score poorly, that score will barely affect his price because it will only stay in his rolling average for 1 round.

  139. Rock says:

    What you guys think?

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Mills, Naughton, Murray (doedee, mihocek)

    MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Benfield, Holman, Barry

    RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    FWD: Greene, Billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

  140. Pantelis says:

    theres a lot of hype around savage, but do we trust him?

  141. ChewyOnYa says:

    Would appreciate any and all the opinions i could get:

    Back: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Finlayson, Keefe)
    Mids: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
    Ruck: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
    Forwads: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Sicily, Bel, Fritsch (Fogarty, Ryan)

    26K in the bank and need some help with biggest concerns over Lycett, Lambert and Bell

    Cheers Boys!

  142. BendOver&Coffield says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Watson, Gardner)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Finlayson, Kelly, Barry)

    Kruezer, Gawn (Cameron)

    Menegola, Heeney, Mclean, Sicily, Fristch, Ryan (Lynch, Balta)

    I've gone for a 3 / 5 / 2 / 2 premos with the rest rookies and two breakout contenders (Mclean/Sicily)

    $144K in the bank which I'm thinking could be used to turn Cripps into Zerrett or Sicily to Billings. Some rookies in my team are placeholders and haven't even played JLT so please ignore.

    What I'm worried about: Lack of cash generation from rookies means I'm thin in the forward line. Menegola/Sicily/Mclean could all be complete busts which would hurt me.

    Interested to hear the communities thoughts

  143. Will says:

    Whats everyone's thoughts on Savage?

  144. gremlin says:

    Appreciate a strong critique of this team. $20,500 Left. Usual disclaimer re rookies

    Laird, Hurley, Brayshaw, Bonner, Naughton, Murray (Doedee and Murphy)

    Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyffe, Coniglio, Banfield, Kelly (Garlett, Barry and Holman)

    Gawn, Nank (Olango)

    Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petracca, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch, (Ryan and Higgins)

  145. Nick says:


    B: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton/Appleby)
    C: Titch, J Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, A Brayshaw (Freo) T Kelly (Banfield, Constable, Barry)
    R: Ryder, Gawn (T English)
    F: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Cox, Fogarty, Giles-Langdon (Rose, Ryan)

  146. sicily is goood says:

    cant decide, i can have two of either Dusty, Titch or Josh Kelly,
    for GaRRRRD sakes its killing me.

  147. Ja191 says:

    opinions on boak? got him in as a POD atm don't really see him dropping and if anything upgrade him to the likes of a heeney later on

  148. crippsXXX says:


    Hibberd, Laird, Lloyd, L.Ryan, Naughton, Doedee {Murray, Finlayson}

    Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont, Brayshaw, Dow, Banfield {kelly, holman, barry}

    Grundy, Gawn {Cameron}

    Billings, Smith, Mclean, Petracca, Fogarty, Fritsch {Tizani, Rose}

    please give input community.

  149. ozyjumbo says:

    Gday Fellas

    Feedback good or bad most welcome

    DEF: YEO, Laird, Hibberd, Coffeild, Naughton, Doodee, Murray, MIRRA
    MIDS: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, DUNCAN, NEALE, A. Brayshaw, Finlayson, T. Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
    RUCKS: Ryder, Gawn, Olango
    FWDS: Buddy, Billings, Gray, Smith, Rayner, Fritisch, Garlett, Ryan

    the 3 in Caps I'm not 100% sold on as yet but i really want Neale and Duncan in there
    I do have another team with Danger in it that I'm just playing around with


  150. Joshua says:

    I think if Danger misses round 1 im going to start him anyway, can take one of Kelly, Barry or Holman's score who seem to be very reliable rookies.

    Also can anyone talk me out of choosing Liam Jones?! My Carlton bias might be getting in the way but I believe he will average 90-95 and then I could swap him to a fallen premium around byes if I choose to. He suits my bye structure too and I love watching him play.

  151. Blaknight says:

    So which FWD line would your guys run.

    Option A. $56,600 remaining
    Greene, Walters, McLean, Sicily, Bell, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Option B. $66,700 remaining
    Walters, McLean, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Rayner (Fritsch, Ryan)

  152. Steeeve says:

    Anyone hoping Danger misses round 1 so his ownership % drops? But keeping him on the bench and not having to worry about how to grt him in?

  153. Maverick says:

    So many teams without danger i’d Be surprised if he missed anymore than the 1week. Tough trying to burn trades later to get him in.
    DEF: laird hibberd Lloyd coffield naughton doedee (Murray finlayson)

    MID: dAnger titch zerrett fyfe libba cognilio Abrayshaw Brodie (kelly Holman banfield)

    RUCK: Gawn Sandilands (Cameron)

    FWD: lambert walters McLean smith ahearn Ryan (venables Fritsch)
    47k left
    Love any feedback from you guys

  154. James says:

    Like Lek I have once again reconsidered the idea of going mid-pricer heavy after being unconvinced by Lycett and Sicily. However I don't like many defenders and am tempted to go 2-0-6 down back. That would leave me with:

    R.Laird, M.Hibberd, N.Coffield,
    A.Naughton, S.Murray, J.Finlayson
    (T.Doedee, L.Murphy)

    P.Dangerfield, T.Mitchell,
    J.Kelly, Z.Merrett, N.Fyfe,
    P.Cripps, A.Brayshaw, T.Kelly
    (B.Banfield, D.Berry, N.Holman)

    M.Gawn, T.Nankervis

    I.Heeney, J.Billings, M.Walters,
    D.Smith, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan
    (L.Keeffe, J.Garlett)

    Could switch Zerrett or Cripps for another defender but I don't trust any to score even close to them. Any thoughts fellas?

  155. Gobbles34 says:

    Laird, Tuohy, Shaw, doedee, Murray, Finlayson :Murphy,Mira
    Danger, dusty, Zorko, crouch, Fyfe, Bont, Higgins, Kelly: Barry, Ahern, worpel
    Grundy, Gawn :amarety
    Heeney, McLean, Smith, Sicily, keefe, firtsch: Rioli, Ryan
    Any ideas would be appreciated

  156. Gerald says:

    No Rookie cheat sheets this year?

    • Gord29 says:

      The JLT series has just finished I'm sure the guys would be working on one

  157. CalebCripps922 says:

    My current team
    DEF:Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray {Finlayson,Mirra}
    MID: Danger, Titch,Kelly,Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio,Brayshaw,Kelly{Banfeild,Barry,Holman}
    FWD:Heeney,Billings,Smith,Bell,Ahern,Fritsch {Garlett,Ryan}
    Any help appreciated community!

    • Derek says:

      Solid team. Similar to a lot of the GnR teams.

      Big spend in D1-D3. Are there any cheaper players you could take a punt on?

  158. GoDoggies says:

    Seem to be changing my team after every JLT match played
    I'm fairly happy about my team now other then a few premo picks

    DEFS- Laird, Tuohy, Sicily, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)

    MIDS- Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Brayshaw (freo), Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUCKS- Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

    FWDS- Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Petracca, Fritch, Keeffe (Rioli, Ryan)

    Rookies are obviously (but hopefully not ) going to change come Rd 1
    I need help with my Fwd premos/mid pricers. Should I change Heeney to someone else
    I had menegola but with no JLT with any of the big guns I'm not going to risk it

    I also need help in the rucks, Nic Nat had a good wafl hit out apparently and Lycett struggled in JLT2 so ive gone for set and forget but I don't know who to pair with Gawn. I only really like Ryder and honestly I am willing to cop a doughnut his bye but I want to hear what everyone else thinks about other premo ruckmen

    Now with Danger in the mid, if it is a serious injury (3+ weeks) I will downgrade to either Merrett or Coniglio (not sure)
    If he is only injured for 1 or 2 Weeks I will just keep him in the lineup because we don't play any other teams in the first 2 rounds and I'm not going for the 50k prize more focused on league wins. So ill just play a rookie over him and hopefully come Round3 he will be back.
    Final thing Touhy or Lloyd for D2

    Any feedback on these queries would be appreciated

    • Derek says:

      I love the Parker selection. Of the ones not in the $600k category, he was the one who stood out on the weekend, he went ahead of Cripps for me as a M6. I still think you need 5 of the big boys.

      Parker is my M6 and team looks good. However, in competition with Coniglio and JOM purely on the cash saved and will depend on Rookies if I need extra cash to upgrade.

      Ryder has been in my team all preseason, but that round 10 bye does my head in. At this stage I’ll start him with Cameron at R3 who hopefully does good and keeps his place to round 10.

      • GoDoggies says:

        I'm banking on Cameron aswell I have the cash to upgrade to him but for now I've kept Olango
        I'm just hoping that come round 10 someone will pop up and play or something will happen in the ruck department, like Sean Darcy last year
        Thanks for the feedback I really appreciate and it helps heaps

  159. Finnius says:

    To everyone saying that Savage is a trap – the bloke averaged over 100 for 8 rds in a row from when he came back last year, so it isn't like he is a preseason trap who just started in this role in 2018. We know that the ceiling is there and if you don't want to pay 550k for a defender I think that he has the most upside out of everyone at that price.

  160. Rookie SC says:


    New to SC and all my mates are in the comp so I can't ask them for help!

    Any comments welcome.

    Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, H Shaw, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keefe)

    Mid: T Mitchell, Fyfe, Adams, Bont, A Hall, O'Merara, A Brayshaw, Dow (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    Ruck: Marton, Sinclair (Lycett)

    Forw: Heeney, Wingard, Christensen, Stepehenson, Rayner, Ahern (Garlett, J Higgins)


    • Derek says:

      i love the Hall pick. If i had to pick an outside the box I’d have him. Nice

      If you have Sinclair at R2, I would go Cameron at R3 as a backup.

      You might want to go one less keeper in defence and one more in forward line. Devon or petracca better value than Shaw.

      • Rookie SC says:

        Thanks Derek – do I have too many premiums in my midfield?

        I feel like I've spent too much there and not enough forward/back

  161. Tibor says:

    Simpson and Keefe


    Weitering and Sicily

  162. Generic Midfield says:

    martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps,martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps,

  163. gillie says:

    Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
    Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
    Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
    Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Any thoughts ?

  164. Ben says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, H. Shaw, Sicily, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

    MID: Dangerfield, Martin, T. Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Dow, Holman (Kelly, Worpel, Barry)

    RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

    FWD: Franklin, Billings, D. Smith, Fritsch, Garlett, Ryan (Stephenson, Venables)

    $89,500 remaining salary. Not sure what I'd do if anything.

    • DacZawson says:

      3 rookies on field in the forward line seems too many with the little options we have that could score well. Garlett and Ryan I see as purely bench options at this point.

  165. gillie says:

    Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
    Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
    Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
    Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Any thoughts ?

  166. Hcha says:

    BACKS- Hibberd, Houli, J Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Mirra)
    MIDS- Danger, Dusty, Titch, Zorkus, Fyfe, Armitage, Barry, Banfield (Worpel, Kelly, Holman)
    RUCKS- Gawn, Nank (Olango)
    FWDS- Franklin, Billings, D.Smith, Petracca, Bell, Ryan (Tiziani, Fritsch)

    REM SALARY- $400

  167. Jay says:

    I” ve got Gawn McEvoy in the ruck, but I’m a bit concerned that no one else has gone for Big Ben. Have I missed something?

    • Derek says:

      ceglar will be back soon. Hawks usually like playing two rucks. Looks like Pittonet not up to AFL level yet, but if you go with Big Boy, I’d be check in the progress of Ceglar.

      Ceglar did his ACL the same game that NicNat did. Last year was the first year at hawthorn Big Boy was the lone wolf, he did well.

    • Russty_ says:

      I like Nank over McEvoy, seems to do more things around the ground, and is quicker than Big Mac.

  168. MrLungie says:

    Not 100% on this team, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Considering downgrading Martin to Nank and up grading a mid rookie to JOM. Job security is also an issue with Fogarty.

    R.LairdM. Hibberd (Melb)S. SavageJ. Finlayson
    A. NaughtonS. MurrayN. CoffieldT.Doedee

    T. Mitchell (C)Z. Merrett (VC)L. NealeA. TreloarT.Kelly
    L. Parker B. Banfield A. BrayshawN. HolmanD. Barry

    M. GawnS. MartinD. CameronW. Frampton

    J. Billings D. Smith I. Heeney J. Waterman
    C. RaynerD. Fogarty B. Fritsch L. Ryan

  169. Post_MaSloane says:

    Is Cripps really that much of a lock? What do we reckon?

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Only if you think he'll be in the top 8 Mids ,IMO he's in a group that might emerge , the issue I have is that there is talk of his role changing to more a forward.
      If it was said that he will play Mid and rest Forward I would pick him, dunno

    • Steeeve says:

      I had him in my top 8 last year but luckily didn't start with him. He averaged top-8 points per game but was injured. I'll happily pay $530k for him this year. If he can avoid injury he'll cost you over $600k next year.

  170. Shak says:

    DEF: Laird, Savage, Siciliy, Naughton, Murray, Doedee, (Finlayson, Mirra)
    MID: Dangerfield, J. Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Brodie, T. Kelly, (Dawson, Banfield, Barry)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn, (English)
    FWD: Billings, Gunston, McLean, Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch, (Keeffe, Ryan)

    $132, 500 in the bank
    Changed my forward line so many times and I hate it every time so any feedback is welcome

  171. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Money in bank: $153,100

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Doedee, Murray – Finlayson, Mihocek

    Questioning – Coffield at the moment, waying up between him and Naughton, feeling if I go with Coffield it would be a slight POD seeming that everyone is going with Naughton. I can fit in Naughton with money in bank but I'll just wait and see.

    MID: Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, JOM, Brayshaw – Banfield, T.Kelly, Holman

    Questioning: Obviously got no Danger at the moment and can easily bring him in for Bont but I feel if I wait until he goes down in price it will be worth the wait – plus I believe Bont will be scoring respectable scores so he can be a place holder. Will Brodie is questionable to be put in team as I think he'll get big minutes in the midfield and could score big scores. JOM is my biggest risk and I'm not getting rid of him really trust him to go well this year and first quarter against Carlton shows his potentional and for someone at his price, you take a ave. 90-95 but I will be wanting more.

    RUCK: Gawn, Nic Nat – Cameron

    Questioning: Nic Nat, if hes named Round 1 I'll go with him, if not, he'll be gone, Lycett is a liability and only scored 50 odd and got pounded by Sandy on the weekend so hes not the one in my opinion. Gawn lock obviously.

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, T.Bell, Fogarty, Ryan – Fritsch, Garlett

    Questioning: Heeney probably at the moment is my biggest worry, just need him to generate scores and will be in an out a lot of times in these next 9 days before Round 1, if the Fog plays Round 1, I'll probably go with but can easily swap him for a FWD rookies, don't really know if I want to start Ryan at the moment, just feel like he can dodgy with the 30s-40s regularly, just need more trustworthy FWD rookies.

    Feedback greatly appreciated.

  172. dontblushbaby says:

    P.Hanley out for 4 – 6 weeks

  173. Tim says:

    Laird, Hibberd, B Ellis, Sicily, Bonner, O'Shea (Doedee, Murray)

    Martin, Fyfe, Kennedy, Parker, Cripps, Brayshaw, TKelly, Barry (Banfield, Spargo, Holman)

    Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

    Franklin, Heeney, Petracca, Breust, Rayner, Ryan (Keefe, Fritsch).

    Any thoughts?

  174. BrownlowBoy says:

    Cheers for the work in this preseason fellas. The articles are a saviour for us who cannot watch the games.

    I have 2 lineups community, and not sure which one is better.

    Team 1:
    Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Murphy
    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Brayshaw (FREO), Brodie, Kelly, Barry, Holman
    Kreuzer, Gawn, Cameron
    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Stephenson, Fritisch, Langdon-Giles, Ryan, Waterman

    31k in the bank

    Team 2:
    Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Stoddart, Murphy
    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Brayshaw (FREO), Brodie, Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
    Kreuzer, Gawn, Cameron
    Heeney, Billings, Walters, Smith, Langon-Giles, Fritisch, Ryan, Waterman

    107k in the bank

    It comes down to a 5 or 6 premo midfield. I like 6 premiums as it generates more points, but at the same time the 5 premium midfield allows that extra rookie, in this case Banfield, who could generate more cash than a forward rookie such as Stephenson.

    Thoughts are greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Community!

  175. Bald&theBeautiful says:

    Roast me! $54k in the bank.

    DEF: Hibberd, Savage, Witherden, Saad, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)

    MID: Martin, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Rockliff, Blakely, Andy Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Banfied, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Balta)

    FWD: Franklin, Heeney, Curnow, Bell, Fritsch, Ryan (Higgins, Rioli)

    Am I taking a punt on too many mid-pricers? I really liked the look of Witherden last year and think he might be able to pull off a second year like Oliver last year – am I taking crazy pills? Obv rookies will be adjusted based on who's named.

    • Harrison says:

      I like the punt on Witherden, only played 9 games though. Rockliff didn't play in any JLT so i'd stay away from him at the moment at the moment

      • Bald&theBeautiful says:

        Is your concern re Witherden the fact he's a relatively unknown quantity long-term? Think it's better to bring in someone with a more dependable record like Ellis/Lloyd or any of those other type of defenders?
        As for Rocky not playing JLT, is this something we should be worried about? I was under the impression they were resting him in preparation for the main season. Something I'm missing?

  176. SevenBegleySins says:

    43k in the bank still unsure about a few picks unsure if rioli gets up for r1 or even if he'll make the final cut in my team.
    Unsure on Zerrett vs Kelly and went pretty light on the forwardline with no real premos

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage (Finlayson)
    Sicily, Doedee, Murray (Murphy)

    Dangerfield, Zerrett (Banfield)
    Fyfe, Cripps, Steven (barry)
    Coniglio, A,Brayshaw, T.Kelly (holman)

    Gawn, Nankervis (cameron)

    Walters, Smith, Caddy, (Garlett)
    C.Rioili??, Bell, Fritsch (Ryan)

  177. Leigh says:

    Laird, rampe, saad
    Naughton, O’Shea, dodoee (z Guthrie, finlayson)
    Mitchell, Kelley, M crouch
    Merret, Neale, Cripps, Barry, Armatige (Brayshaw, Banfield, Shipley)
    Gawn, Lycett (English)
    Billings, Smith, K Jack, Bell, Stephenson, Fritsch (ahern, Powell)

    Any feedback would be appreciated community!!


  178. The Ranger says:

    Stuck between these two options at the moment…

    Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson – Murray, Keefe
    Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Banfield, Kelly, Barry – Coffield, Higgins, Holman
    Gawn, Lycett – Cameron
    Menegola, Heeney, Walters, Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch – Ryan, Brander

    Leaving me 282K in the bank.

    Or do I swap Hibberd down to Witherden and upgrade Lycett to Ryder?

    Leaving me with 60K.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Ranger, I think option 2 is the best, not sure how long Lycett will remain #1 Ruck with Nicnat on his way back. Vardy's still 4 weeks away or so, so you could still make some cash on Lycett I guess if you go that way. 🙂
      Could also run 4 rookies down back and punt Lloyd and have a big bank.

      • The Ranger says:

        Thanks Russty.
        I think the Lycett move will be a beauty if it comes off but jeez it's risky.
        Not sure I've got the swingers for it!

        • Russty_ says:

          Haha yeah bugger of a year to try and pick a decent side ay?..selection night will make it all a lot clearer, I can see the SC server being very slow that night lol.

  179. BundyBear says:

    I know its the wrong page ( Sorry ) Anyone want to join a happy go lucky league. You dont need to be a superstar or a pornstar. Just need to be someone who loves the game. Feel free to join. League code is 206330. Thankyou

  180. dan says:

    Hi all. So many drafts. Have a large bank for getting danger back. Going deep in forwards and loading up with rookies in defence. Please discuss
    BACK: Laird, M.Hibberd, Naughton, O'shea, Doedee, Finlayson, (Murray, Mirra)
    MID: Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Parker, Cogs, Dow, Kelly, Barry, (J.Higgins, Banfield, Holman)
    RUC: Gawn, Nank, (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, McClean, D.Smith, Stephenson, (Fogarty, L.Ryan)
    McClean is my major POD, and lesser so Parker. The rest are all well used by others. Rookies subject to selection. $427 in the bank for the dangerfield fund

  181. rockett_ says:

    Still swapping and changing as we speak, but my team currently looks something like this
    Question marks are who im not settled on yet
    If danger doesnt get up for round one will swap to Kelly or Martin.
    rookies basing on who gets picked

    Laird, Hibberd, Mills? (Finlayson)
    Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee)

    Dangerfield?, Mitchell (T.Kelly)
    Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps (Barry)
    Brayshaw?, Brodie, Banfield (Holman)

    Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)

    Heeney, McLean, Smith? (Garlett)
    Petracca?, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan)

    Still have 225k in the bank

  182. Jase says:

    going to TRY and set and forget on this team lads ive just about had it..

    DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, mihocek)

    MID: dusty, Sloane, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, O'Meara, Brayshaw (gartlett, Kelly, Holman)

    RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    FWD: Greene, billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

    • Blueth says:

      Love the Dunkley selection.
      FF with 20% midfield time.

      Yeo worries me cos the Eagles are gonna win 5 games this year

  183. Blueth says:

    What's the play if Danger is going to miss Round 1?
    Option A: You weren't starting him anyway and don't care.
    Option B: Hope he plays Round 2 and scores well so no one else ever has the money to pick him up.
    Option C: Hold cash then wait til he plays to trade him in.

    • Russty_ says:

      I was thinking, maybe start with Ablett and then back to Danger as soon as he's back in.
      Gaz is meant to be right for round 1..I'd keep the extra money to do that.

      • Derek says:

        im Thinking the same. Keep the cash and use 1 trade

        • Russty_ says:

          Nice one Derek, Gazza could also equal or better Dangermouse's score.
          Could even go Mitchell VC and Gazza C first week 🙂

          • Blueth says:

            Being a bombers fan i'd back anyone to destroy our midfield but Gazz might be a bit underdone to have too much confidence in for me.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'm going with option C,sort of anyway,my plan is to have Fyfe as VC, Titch as C for the first five rounds then round six,get Danger back in,I will lose points but might save 50k – 100k.

  184. Fitzy says:

    Still chopping and changing some things around but getting close. Had Danger but have decided to take the punt on him not meeting his BE's coming back from a string

    DEF – Laird, McGovern, Savage, Marchbank, Finlayson, Murray (Naughton, Doedee)

    MID – Mitchell, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Lambert, Libba, Brayshaw (Freo version) (T Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUCK – Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    FWD – McClean, Caddy, Taberner, Fritsch, Bell, Ryan (G Myers, Z Giles-Langdon)

    only $14k left

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Gutsy team Fritzy! Some nice PODS there. But please PLEASE reconsider pick Taberner. He always stars during JLT games and then when the real stuff begins turns into a spud. Good look mate!

      • Fitzy says:

        He is the one I've been flipping around over and over – Had Dunkley, but not sold on him as a regular scorer. Trying to decide if I go cheaper and leave enough in the bank to get Danger if need be.

        It's a great year for fallen Premos

  185. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Righto community, it's time to reveal my side as it sits pre round 1 team selections.

    DEF- Rory Laird, Michael Hibberd, Marley Williams, Aaron Naughton, Sam Murray, Jeremy Finlayson (Tom Doedee-E, Lachlan Keefe)

    MID- Dustin Martin,Tom Mitchell, Clayton Oliver, Matt Crouch, Zach Merrett, Nat Fyfe, Andrew Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Dom Barry-E, Nic Holman, Darcy Fogarty)

    RUC- Max Gawn, Toby Nankervis (Tony Olango-loophole)

    FWD- Isaac Heeney, Toby McLean, Christian Petracca, James Sicily, Cameron Rayner, Bailey Fritsch (E- Liam Ryan, Zac Giles-Langdon)

    Feedback always appreciated. Cheers community.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      What is your plan to get Danger into your side when he is fit and hopefully drops in price? Apart from that team looks pretty solid.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I had a feeling that question was going to get thrown up. I think he will be back before (if) his price drops in any case. If he is only out for round 1 with real confidence, I will probably start with him. This side will be tweeked after the teams drop. Mark my words. This is purely a side that assumes Danger is injured for 3 or more weeks. Cheers mate.

    • Mr.Brightside says:

      I’m in the Gawn & Nank corner also Tophawk, not sure about M.Williams though ,I like Luke Ryan for a bit more cash in that spot, there’s a lot of sameness with everyone’s D & M Rookies ,Good Luck

      • Gord29 says:

        Like the Williams pick! Similar to savage and there is a lot of question marks down back and if he gets a good run would be a great pod.

    • Blueth says:

      You got balls son.
      That forward line makes me reach for the bottle. So risky.

    • The G-Train says:

      Not a fan of williams at D3 and not sold on McLean, other than that I think it looks strong

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Hawk, I like your side, midfield's strong as hell…even without Danger.
      Williams is a good pod pick and could fall in a heap but then you deal with it if it happens, no big deal.
      Rucks are solid as shiyatt, and only thing I'd change about the fwd line would be Rayner to maybe, McCartin but he's no lock either lol.

      Rayner could surprise us all and score like a number 1 draft pick for all we know!

  186. Mont69 says:

    Laird, J McGovern, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Heron)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Liba, A. Brayshaw, Banfield (Garlett, Spargo, Barry)

    Gawn and Nank (Cameron)

    Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Crozier, Fritsch, Bell (Keefe, Ryan)

  187. The G-Train says:

    Hey guys, first post of the season, usually focus on rank but I am apart of a big cash league this season ($4500 1st prize) so I am focusing purely on winning my league. Would love your thoughts on my team and also any advice from anyone who usually plays purely for league wins and not rank. All rookies are subject to change as per round 1 lineups and there are quite a few players I am unsure of in each position. Thanks in advance

    Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Keefe (Naughton, Finlayson)

    Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Fogarty, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

    Gawn, Ryder (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Rayner, Ryan (Garlett, Fritsch)

    • Bob Butter says:

      Not sold on Shaw after last weeks performance and maybe one too many mid pricers in the fwd line with Petracca and Smith, other than that it looks pretty good imo

    • Daveo says:

      Maybe trade out shaw for coffield allowing you to upgrade kelly – danger (if named) and rayner to a premo?

    • Red Herring says:

      My suggestion to win the league is to start with a few extra rookies and a fair chunk of cash. Only trade in the first 2 rounds to correct obvious mistakes. Try to hold your trades for a few weeks after that and then go hard until your team is better than everyone elses. I’ve tried it before and it worked well, but those first 5 or 6 weeks are damn hard to stomach.

      Only start with full premiums and players who will make you lots of cash, up towards a million. You’ll lose most or all early games but somewhere around round 8 you’ll be much better than most. It’s a great feeling trading out 2 rookies for two uber premiums.

      A tough league will only need just over 50% win to make finals. If you get lucky you jag 1 or 2 early, but you need to win most games once you start to build your team. You must save trades for the finals, ideally try to hit the finals with 2 trades for each game, very hard to do. I’d suggest maybe throw a bye round to focus on other 2.

      I’ll probably be told my strategy is crazy, but your goal is to get to the finals with a very solid team, 8 trades and a bit of cash.

      Having said all that, looking at your team you’ll need to ditch Shaw, Coniglio and Cripps unless you see them as being the best in their position come years end.

      • Red Herring says:

        2nd paragraph should start by saying Premiums, Rookies and lots of cash.

        • Russty_ says:

          Why not start an Intense debate account mate, and then you can edit and delete your comments.

  188. Sammy_14 says:

    Some feedback would be great, thanks guys.

    Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Keefe)

    Mid: Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, A Brayshaw, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    Ruc: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

    For: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Petracca, Ahern, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

    Questions marks are:
    – Danger or not
    – Petracca or Smith
    – Forward Rookies

  189. Tim S says:

    I managed to cobble this together with $800 spare:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murphy, Mirra)

    MID: Dangerfield, Kelly, T.Mitchell, Fyfe, M.Crouch, Steven, Armitage, Holman (Higgins, Kelly, Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis [but considering Sandilands], (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Greene. Billings, Poholke, Fritsch, Ryan (Rioli, Spargo)


  190. fatboyfat7 says:

    Not posting my team just yet because it still may change (and I'm terrified of the abuse it probably deserves!!… no seriously, some VERY dodgy selections….), but having looked through a lot of the teams posted here, and I know it's been mentioned before, round 14 is going to be huge for any rank player. Looks to be quite a few teams under prepared for the carnage and I think it's going to be the make or break of most teams this year.
    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!

    *Sorry for preaching, god knows I lack the credentials…*

    • Russty_ says:

      Same here mate, don't even want to post my team yet haha…and between 2 weeks away and round 14 is a long time so maybe worry about that then.
      As my Team stands at the moment, I have plenty of players for the first 2 rounds of the byes and about 15 for round 14, can deal with that then though.
      There will have been many changes before then anyhoo.

      • Moosehead says:

        Golly Rusty. I was looking forward to seeing your team because it will be VG as you are an experienced and helpful SCer which is why you and a couple of others are popular with the forum. Jock will be missed but you, Gater, Derek et al have stepped up to the plate. I have played SC for three years and am improving each year thanks to you lot.
        Good luck because even you need a little of it.

        • Russty_ says:

          Cheers Moose, thanks for the kind words mate.
          Glad to hear you've been improving your results in the last few years, we all learn by our mistakes in this game, hopefully! lol
          I finished around 1500th last year, and that was my best year so far out of 10, so I am by no means any kind of gun at this game.
          I mostly play for league wins though, cause that's the most fun for me, especially playing with coaches I know can play and will be there at the end fighting it out, rank is secondary in importance to me.
          Hope you have a good year Moose!, P.S, I don't even think about the byes until about 3 weeks before lol.

    • Moosehead says:

      Fatboyfat7, what a name! You don’t eat too much like me do you? – ha, ha.
      Anyway, your excellent observation regarding round 14 is spot on and got me thinking so I have re-jigged my team so it is evenly spaced with my premiums* over the three byes. (Not worried about the round 10 bye)
      My initial team was better but was dreadfully undermanned for round 14. In my other three SC years I have been content to win two of the bye rounds but now I hope I am better poised to win all three in my one and only league which I have set up for my family and extended family members. We are merely playing for league and not rank.
      My premiums for the round 12 bye:
      Laird, Hibberd, Dangerfield, Martin, Fyfe, Coniglio, Gawn, Heeney, Barlow, Smith @ Petracca.
      Bye 13: Laird, Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Kreuzer, Heeney, McLean @ Barlow
      Bye 14: Hibberd, Mitchell, Cripps, Coniglio, Kreuzer, Gawn, McLean, Barlow, Smith, & Petracca.
      Of course my team will comprise more premiums when the bye rounds commence and especially round 14. My rookies are evenly spaced too and of course they willl be the group who will most probably be altered by round on.
      *Petracca @$433K is my cheapest ‘premium’. The apparent rule of thumb is for premiums to be $500K+ but I have a premiums/rookies team of 15 of each. No midfielders for me although I am/was tempted by Bonner, Bell, Christensen, Armitage, O’Meara etc.
      anyway, it has been fun messing about with my team and more changes will occur before Thursday week.
      Good luck everyone.

      • fatboyfat7 says:

        Like you Moosehead I'm a relative novice in the SC world, 3rd or 4th season this year. Wish I could say I improved every year but I slipped back last season disappointingly…
        Just want to clarify though, the killer R14 bye I mentioned above is of more importance for rank players. If your playing solely for league, well the one poor week won't ruin your year if you follow me…

  191. benodonohue says:

    This is my first post on this great forum, Thoughts on my selections please…

    DEF – Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Murray ( Dear, Watson )

    MID – Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, Brodie, Finlayson, Banfield ( Garlett, Wilson, Holman )

    RUCK – Martin, Gawn ( Olango )

    FWD – Heeney, Smith, McLean, Sicily, Bell, Fritsch ( Ahern, Ryan )

    $26k Left..

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Beno, maybe swap out Mills for Coffield, and Dear out for Doedee..and Watson for O'Connor, Wilson out for Barry, Brodie out for Andrew Brayshaw and Bell out for another midpricer.
      Let me know how much money you have left if you do that lol.
      Ahern out for maybe Darcy Fogarty/ Paddy McCartin.
      Good luck mate.

      • benodonohue says:

        Really…! Wow, I actually didn’t think it was that bad… Thanks mate, I think lol..

        • Tom says:

          So you just want him to make it the same as everyone else?

          • Russty_ says:

            No Tom, I just want him to have a good start…it's not bad Beno, but some of those blokes aren't even in the picture.

        • Lazza says:

          Think yourself lucky Beno that he didn’t advise you to bring in Shaw.. 🙂

      • benodonohue says:

        Well I did all the changes as you suggested.. + I went Ahern for McCartin and Bell for Curnow only $3k left.. But now I don’t have a switch in DEF for Sicily so he’s now an outright FWD

        • Defying_Madness says:

          Keefe is one to consider if he is named

          • benodonohue says:

            Thanks mate, Definitely one for me to look at. How come no one has Dear as a FWD – DEF I personally think he is a good option..

            • Russty_ says:

              Hey Beno, I think it's just the fact that other Crow's forwards are standing out ahead of him, he might struggle to get a chance to play, especially with Fogarty doing so well last game, he might not even keep his spot with spud Walker coming back.
              You can only really consider the guys who played preseason, and he was omitted.

    • fatboyfat7 says:

      If you fancy Mills then run with him, a chance of going to the next level. I have my doubts over some of the rookies you have though, (Dear, Watson, Wilson, Ahern) don't think any will start R1 unfortunately. Other than that, I like it mate, good luck.

      • benodonohue says:

        Thanks mate, I agree with Mills and would like to keep him in there. I’ve made changes to my rookies as you mentioned. Thanks again..

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Looking at what everybody else has said,I would like to add,why not keep Mills and downgrade Hurley instead,then you could get Billings or Buddy in the fwds instead of Ahern,then have Fritsch as the E on the bench.

    • benodonohue says:

      Thanks for the comments, I have made changes based on the advice…

      DEF – Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Sicily, Naughton, Murray ( Doedee, O’Connor )

      Changes in DEF – I have downgraded Hurley and moved Sicily to DEF swapped out rookies Dear and Watson for Doedee and O’Connor.

      MID – Danger, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw (freo), Finlayson, Banfield ( Kelly, Barry, Holman )

      Changes in MID – I Removed Cripps and Brodie and added Zorko and Brayshaw from freo. Ditched rookies Garlett and Wilson and brought in Kelly and Barry.

      RUCK – Martin, Gawn ( Olango )

      FWD – Franklin, Greene, McLean, D Smith, P McCartin, Fogarty, ( Fritsch , Brown )

      Changes in FWD – Removed Heeney and Bell then pushed Sicily into DEF and added Greene, Franklin, McCartin (stk) and Fogarty. Ahern’s been scrapped and Ryan has been replaced by Brown (Syd) know idea who he is just the cheapest rookie I could find haha..

      Only $800 Left..

      How is it looking now?

  192. Pecks1970 says:

    Long time reader, first time poster yada yada.

    Have taken the boys’ podcast advice and gone full fat with the forward line, leaving a 2 _ 6 backline.

    Is this team even viable? So different from what I’m used to. Thoughts?

    Laird Hibberd Coffield Cole Naughton Murray (Finlayson Doedee)

    Mitchell Kelly Oliver Merrett Fyfe Brayshaw Brodie Banfield (Kelly Barry Holman)

    Gawn Nankervis (Cameron)

    Heeney Billings Walters McLean Smith Christensen (Ryan Frisch)

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Pecks, yeah mate it's viable, just leave Cole on the bench in the backline, there'll be a lot of teams with very thin backlines this year, just gotta ride it out.
      Midfields and Fwd lines are strong as are Rucks…so you just really need to spend in one line when you get the money…it's not really what you're used to year this year…for sure.
      Not sure what cash you have left but you could consider a low priced midpricer in the backline maybe …Bonner…Howard?

    • Derek says:

      It looks very similar to mine.

      • Derek says:

        Except the players are different, similar structure though

        • The Ranger says:

          Yeah it seems the only way to get Bundy to F6 is to go with only two premos in the backline doesn't it?
          I haven't gone there yet but I can understand why you'd do it.

  193. BendOver&Coffield says:

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (O'Conner, Murphy)
    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holam (Finlayson, Kelly, Barry)
    Kruezer, Gawn (Cameron)
    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Keeffe, Ryan)

    193K in the bank.

    Obviously concerned about Danger and Kruezer niggles. Decided to not hop on any MIDS that recently made a large jump in points (Oliver, Merrett, Kelly) opting for those that are more proven (Zorko, Fyfe, Mitchell)
    I'm thinking I could upgrade Sicily to Franklin or Coniglio to a premo which avoids taking risks and leaves me with ~60K in the kitty.


    • Connor says:

      You are never gonna win SC if you don't take a risk somewhere…

    • Gord29 says:

      Go through and read majority of the comments as it’s pretty much exact the same as most teams

    • Tibor says:

      Interesting comment on the "new" premo mids. Agree with this in part but Merrett has been premium a year longer. Kreuzer on the other hand at long last achieved his potential after a long run of disappointment. You are backing him to back up..?

  194. Gord29 says:

    Hi community would love your thoughts

    Laird, Savage, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

    Danger, kelly, Zorko,Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, LDU, Brodie (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

    Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Lobb, Ryan (Gartlett, Frisch)

    173,700 left

    Feedback appricatted

  195. Gil says:

    Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
    Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
    Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
    Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Any comments apprectiated

  196. Petracconaldo says:

    Def: Laird, Dr Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
    Mid: Danger. Mitchell, Sloane, Merrett, Neale, Whitfield, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
    Ruck: Gawn, Ryder/Lycett? (Pittonet)
    Fwd: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Stephenson, Fogarty, Fritch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)
    72.6k in the kitty

  197. Derek says:

    am i hearing light at the end of the tunnel?

    word is that Jack Higgins killed 'em in a VFL practice game on the weekend. Tigers still need to replace Riloli and word is that he is back in the picture.

    • Matho says:

      Hope so but he will need to play six games to make some cash. How much credence should we pay to internal practice matches! How long is Rioli out? The boy can play though.

    • Tibor says:

      Surely Bolton is first cab off the rank for this spot looked good in jlt

  198. theBIGhix says:

    Hey community, please pick this team apart. In a few money leagues so going for league wins instead of overall ranking as priority. Rookies obviously dependent on round 1 teams:

    Def: R.Laird, M.Hibberd,J.Lloyd, Angus Brayshaw, A.Naughton, J.Finlayson B: T.Doedee, S.Murray
    Mid: D.Martin, N.Fyfe, S.Pendelbury, P.Cripps, D.Shiel, D.Armitage, P.Dow, D.Barry B: B.Banfield, T.Kelly, N.Holman
    Ruc: S.Jacobs, M.Gawn B: T.English
    Fwd: L.Franklin, D.Smith, C.Petracca, J.Sicily, D.Fogarty, L.Ryan B: W.Rioli, B.Fritsch.
    $197,400 in the bank.
    Cheers Community!

    • Petracconaldo says:

      Shiel and Pendles might burn you this year, especially with how good both the GWS and Collingwood midfield is, so maybe try to upgrade both or downgrade both and upgrade the forward line a bit

  199. Sam says:

    Hi All, any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)

    MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Bell, Christensen, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)


  200. Steve says:

    B – Hurley, Savage, Burne-Jones, Short, Murray, FInlayson (Doedee, Johnson)
    M – Mitchell, M Crouch, Neale, Bont, Menegola, Whitfield, Libba, A Brayshaw (LDU, Garlett, Kelly)
    R – Gawn, Lycett (Cox)
    F – D Smith, Petracca, Taranto, Impey, Rayner, Giles Langdon (Fritsch, Ryan)

  201. Derek says:

    Is it time to panic yet? ……….. i can't wait for the PANIC ROOM.

    at some stage last night i had RGray in my team, thinking that was a good idea and wondering why i hadn't noticed him before.

    This is what the team looks like after the JLT games. Looking more and more GnR, especially after that wonderful article from BVC reminding us that rookies are only there to make cash and the cheaper they start the more cash they will make.

    Have gone light in defense and heavy everywhere else. I think i've said that in the past anyway; defenders, i wouldn't give them the time of day.

    Laird, Mills, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Mihocek)

    Dangerfield, Dusty, Oliver, MCrouch, Fyfe, Parker, Banfield, Higgins (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, Barlow, Devon, Petracca, Fritsch (Ahern, Ryan)

    $14k left over.

    I couldn't justify Hibberds price of $550k, especially with Lewis's new role in defense, saad and TMac going forward, just not happy with that much lolly on a Melb defender.

    I know i started Mills last year and he was one of the first i got rid of. A year later he is the same price! but his upside is greatly improved. he is much cheaper than Lloyd and should have just as good output, and as the year goes on he might find himself in the guts.

    I've gone 5x $600k+ midfielders and my M6 is Parker. He looked fantastic on the weekend and gets the nod ahead of Cripps, Coniglio and JOM.

    First year i'm going Set and forget in rucks, although with Ryder it is far from forget with the round 10 bye. Hopefully Cameron holds his place, otherwise it might cost me a trade.

    Forward line is on steroids. Petracca at F5 is insane.

    i probably like this team better than my previous efforts, but 7 cheap on-field rookies will make a nervous start to the season. The good news is that nearly everyone will have the same 7 rookies.

    If Danger misses Round 1, i will replace him with TMitch and hold the cash to trade him in later.

    Not many sleeps now!

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Mills is an interesting one and someone I have been considering. Hibberd's price is definitely too high and stops me from getting in a keeper at M6. What do you see Mills averaging for the year? Not a fan of Savage or Lloyd are there any other ones I should be considering? Currently have Marchbank in that D2 spot however I am unsure if I have the guts to take such a big risk
      Team looks very good though and has a similar structure to mine. Thanks mate and good luck for the coming year.

      • Derek says:

        Cut and paste what I said about Mills 12 months ago. But he is 3rd year now. Should get midfield time, but they have a lot of good ones already. I can see plenty of 80-85’s with occasional 100+. But I expect improvement during season and by second half the 80’s become 90’s.

        McGrath I like, but is only $15k cheaper and second year.

        • Gord29 says:

          Balls with that backline. I really like the team overall. Unsure on Barlow though but could be a great pod

          • Derek says:

            i'm relying on Barlow getting some of Abletts points. However i think Hall will be the biggest winner.

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      Im starting Mitchell over Dusty. Only starting Hibberd as D2 because he will be top 5 def come years end so set and forget. Barlow not even on my rader nor Mills love your reasoning behind those picks but not for me. l have gone with Ryder aswell added Rocky to list will only add to his hitouts to adv, rd 10 is along way away have a few ideas what l will do come rd 10. l have Cripps but like the Parker selection. Both Parker & Cripps are usually slow starters, unlike previous years thou with Cripps at least this year hes up and running and l think should av l think about 110. l have Patracca at F5 aswell. l have Billings at F2 but im not sure hell stay there as you know me Derek l look closely at the bye rds. Overall the way your team is come rd 14 Laird, Mills, Danger, Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe , Parker, Heeney, Billings are all out. l hope l play you then! good luck Buddy hope you have a great year. P.s hope my Pies beat the Hawks 1st up!!

  202. Harry Hole’ says:

    I am surprised at your team because it will be a disaster in round 14 with only 5 of your 15 premiums available. For a fellow who has a lot of sensible and helpful input you haven’t allowed for the dreaded round 14 bye. Of course you will trade many rookies out by then but at this stage, I’d like to be playing you in round 14. Some advice mate. Trade Ryder in AFTERhis bye.
    Good luck Derek because you will need it.

    • Derek says:

      Thanks Harry, great advice. All the excitement I forgot to check the byes. Cheers.

      • Derek says:

        Dusty to TMitch and BCrouch to Kelly doesn’t hurt team, in fact love it. Cheers

        • dontblushbaby says:

          So if Danger is out R1, will you go Ablett now that you have bought TMitch in ? Just curious cos that’s my thinking

          • Derek says:

            I don’t think he will miss.

            • dontblushbaby says:

              I believe it’s the first time its happened to him, if so, He will be shit scared of going at 100% , believe me I had no isues with hammys until 28, then I wasn’t confident for at least 6 weeks, however we are talking about an elite athlete and not me but he will push the envelope, seriously I believe he will blow up through the season anyway , think C.Rioli , just my take as I love Danger but not only as footballer but as an embassador to the game

              • Derek says:

                He is very expensive…..

                • Steeeve says:

                  I'm worried he won't be at 100%. Could drop 150k pretty quickly with a few 'normal' games — 90s, 100s. Then anyone starting without him would have not sacrificed many points, if any, and will be at a huge advantage.

                  • Defying_Madness says:

                    I am also worried about this. Starting Danger or not is going to make or break seasons it looks like.

                  • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

                    My plan is to start Omeara for that reason im hopeful bringing in Kelly instead of Danger will not be much score difference at all. Im thinking hold off for Danger till rd 6 or 7 by then with a couple of scores say of 100 will see him dip to about $650 and Omeara avg hopefully 90 odd will increase to over $400k l will start with the extra coin in the kitty. 🤞

  203. DannyB says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson, Coffield & Murray
    MID: TMitchell, Kelly, MCrouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield, Davies-Uniacke, TKelly & Holman
    RCK: Gawn, Nankervis & Cameron
    FWD: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Walters, Petracca, Stephenson, Fritsch, JPickett & Ryan

    Have 1,400 in the bank.
    I'm quite happy with the team, pending teams being named.
    Any suggestions on if my team can be impoved?

  204. TrillieFarley says:

    SOS community. I shall be refreshing this thread from my Fortaleza position on the floor at work.

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, +3 Rookies
    MID: Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio + 5 Rookies
    RUC: Gawn, Nank, Cameron
    FWD: Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Christensen +3 Rookies

    $46.7k in the war chest. Rookie selections are dependent on search party every returning from scouting duties.

  205. Sammy_14 says:

    Help please!

    Some feedback would be great, thanks guys.

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Coffield, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Keefe)

    Mid: Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, A Brayshaw, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

    Ruc: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

    For: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Petracca, McLean, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

    Thoughts on 2 Premo Backs and 5 premo forwards with lack of rookie Options?

    • Sean's Mob says:

      I like it am going with something similar. Fritsch seems to be the best of the forward rookies with daylight second

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I don't mind it,but I personally would be putting someone like Mills in at D3,then move Keeffe to the fwds for Garlett.or just leave as is.I looked at that set up as well,but 4 rookies on the field in def made me very nervous.They all seem good ones,I have them as well,but only three on the ground.

  206. Big G says:

    DEF: Laird, Piggy Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finalyson (Murray, Mirra)
    MID: Danger, Dusty, T Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cogs, Brodie, Banfield (Tim Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    RUCK: Kreauzer. Gawn (ologango)
    FWD: Buddy, Menegola, McLean, Ahern, Rioli, Firstch (Garlett, L Ryan)

    Any comment appreciated.

    • Stuart says:

      You spelled Kreuzer wrong.

      • Big G says:

        Ha. Thanks.

        • Russty_ says:

          And Fritsch..lol but who's checking? Hey Big G, is that Cyril Rioli?…have you heard any news on Ahern or Menengitis's injuries?
          Not sure how much money you have left but maybe Menegola to Heeney/ Petracca so you could get a more solid pick than Rioli/Ahern..whether it's Cyril or Willy
          Could even downgrade Kreuz for the extra cash, I reckon we need to load our fwd lines this year, with decent rookies being so scarce.
          Good solid team though mate.

          • Big G says:

            Cheers Rusty. I haven't heard news on Ahern or Menegola, but having not seen much of either pre-season I take your point both could potentially be risks. I like your Petracca downgrade suggestion actually to upgrade Willie R to a mid-pricer, like Christensen.

  207. Tibor says:

    All comments welcome

    Def. Laird. Simpson. Mills. Angus Brayshaw. Naughton. Doedee. (. Murray. Murphy )

    Mid. Martin. Mitchell. Fyfe. Whitfield. Bont. JOM. Fogarty. Banfield. (. Ballard. Kelly. Holman. )

    Ruck. Kreuzer. Gawn. (. Cameron. )

    Fwd. Heeney. Greene. Petracca. Hogan. Bolton. Keefe. (. Ahern. Ryan. )

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Tibor, don't mind it mate, some nice pods in there with Whitfield and Hogan, I have Whitfield too 🙂
      Are you dead set on JOM?..just sayin cause you could run with 3 and 3 in the backline if you put Brayshaw in JOM's spot and brought Finlayson into the backline, could run Murray onfield and have Fin on the bench..or put Brayshaw back in the backline and run Kelly onfield in the mids.
      Just a suggestion could save you some nice money for getting Danger in when you're ready.

      • Tibor says:

        Thanks will consider that because I'm far from locked on JOM. Obviously want Danger but I'm not paying that for someone who starts the year late and or with a dodgy string. Your suggestions allows me to pull the Danger in trigger when it suits me

        THanks again

      • Tibor says:

        Yep ta Rusty JOM out. Brayshaw to the midfield and Finlayson in the back half. Sort out who starts on the ground later and carrying the 200 plus k bank ready to grab Danger. When the time is right

        Much obliged….

        • Russty_ says:

          No probs mate, hope It works out, gives you that extra dpp swinger too 🙂

  208. CrackersFC says:

    Hi JR Community

    Happy to hear what you think.
    Have Danger but will wait to the last minute and if I need to change to Oliver as a straight swap. Also have Marley Williams NM. They’ll see a lot of the ball down back.

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, M Williams (NM), Naughton, Doedee, Murray (O’Shea, Finlayson)

    Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw (Freo), Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Sandilands then Ryder after his bye (Olango)

    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Waltrers, Smith, Keefe, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

    Thanks all.

  209. Tibor says:

    Not seeing a lot of Clayton Oliver in many sides. Is it because we don't think he can back up last years effort? For me I had him from the start last year for a bit over 300k. And this years price just feels wrong somehow, not even my health insurance has gone up this big.

    Are players such as Merrett Coniglio Cripps simply a better option than Bupa Oliver?

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Tibor, I think a lot of coaches are thinking that, re: your last sentence, I've got him locked in though, worth every penny I reckon.
      Hard to believe a guy could go from a rookie one year to a premo the next but he did it.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'm going with him,he's priced around the same as Crouch & kelly and I don't see people complaining about their price,we need to think can he score enough to justify his price,I think he can,I also had him from the start last year sitting at M6,I'm sure he's one of the reasons I did so well.

      • Derek says:

        76.5% TOG last year.

        Into his 3rd year, natural improvement plus bigger tank should see him around 82%+ do the maths.

        Throw in no Lewis and no Viney and Gawn back.

        He is my biggest lock

    • TommyC99 says:

      Locked in for me. I missed out on him last season, can’t afford to do the same again!

  210. chowdetron says:

    My first time into Supercoach properly (not counting when I was 12 and selected only Collingwood players).
    Would appreciate some feedback on my team, been lurking on here for a few weeks now.





    I'm not sold on all my rookies (forward line especially) and will be waiting until teams are announced before I pull the trigger.
    Also, considering subbing Dangerfield for a Mid-Tier and trading back in R2.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I usually give a lot of advice on how to improve teams,this has to be the first time that I won't have too.Well done chowdetron.

  211. Apocalypse says:


    Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy, Naughton, Murray, Doeedee (Finlayson, Payne)

    Laird & Hibberd I still expect to have monster years, although I hate paying $500k+ for defender premo's… happy enough locking away these two as top 6 defenders end of the year. Saving some money on Tuohy as a POD at D3, who I think will be around the mark end of the year.

    Mitchell, Kelly, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Worpel, Barry)

    Mitchell, Oliver, Crouch all ball magnets.
    Fyfe speaks for himself and Kelly has recently came in for Danger, I don't start players with an interrupted pre-season or injury concerns, let alone the most expensive player. Kelly the next best option? Also considering Zerrett, Zorko and Duncan.
    Brayshaw is expensive but will generate a decent amount of points even with the expensive price tag, the other midfield rookies should generate enough money.

    Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    Gawn #1 ruck for the year and dark horse is Nank with his tank.

    Billings, Lambert, Mclean, Smith, Sicily, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Billings getting match game fitness, should be around the mark. Lambert should be around the mark with some more midfield time, great end of the season in 2017. Same goes to Mclean and love players that are purpose traded, players often see a 5-10 point increase and hoping Smith is no different. Sicily is the perfect DEF/FWD swing late in the season at F7/D7. Eyeing off a fallen Heeney/Buddy at F5-F6.

    THOUGHTS? OPINIONS? My only advice is hold firm community and don't do any rash decisions next week (besides from your rookies!)

  212. Wodjos says:

    Would appreciate feedback.

    Def: laird Hibberd Savage Keefe doedee Coffield / O'Connor Murray

    Mids: Martin titch Kelly fyfe crimps congilio Finlayson poekle / Holman Bradshaw Kelly

    Ruck: Gawn Martin/ cameron

    Fwd: buddy billings Smith petracca fogharty fritsch/ Ryan garlett

  213. Sully321 says:

    Laird, JJ, Mills/sicily? (murray)
    coffield*, naughton, O'Shea* (doedee)
    Danger, dusty, titch, (holman)
    Zerret, Fyfe, Cripps, (Barry)
    Brodie, kelly (Finaylson)
    Gawn, Nank (cameron)
    McClean, devon smith, +two of walters, petracca and curnow
    Fritsch, Garlett
    (Ahern, Giles-Langdon)

    really not sure about pretty much everything, especially the fwd line and I feel I can't spend so much on the 3 big mids, an extra 100k might be better spent on a Tom Bell at f5 or someone of the sort

    your thoughts would be very much appreciated

  214. Ryan says:

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
    Mid: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Barry (T.Kelly, Banfield, Holman)
    Ruck: Gawn, Nank (Olango)
    Fwd: McLean, Barlow, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)
    Sacrificed a def premo to stock the mids and forwards, think I’d rather a def rookie that scores 60+ to a small forward scoring 30
    Any thoughts appreciated

  215. Dermin8r says:

    It is my second year of SC and I tried to win it in round 1 last year but didn't fully understand SC and its strategies, this year I am trying to go with enough enough points early to be competitive and some key rookies to make me some $$ to up grade early. my 1.0 team pre-round one is as follows:
    Yeo, Laird, Byrne-Jones, Doedee, S. Murray, Finlayson (Mirra, Keeffe)
    Mitchell, Zorko, Beams, Fyfe, Neale, Rockliff, Brayshaw, Brayshaw (T. Kelly, D. Barry, J. Worpel)
    Ryder, Gawn, (Nankervis)
    Heeney, Petracca, C. Brown, W. Rioli, W. Setterfield, D. Fogarty (Bonar, Higgins)

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Derminator, Not a bad effort mate, but I'd reconsider your fwd line, Get rid of Brown, Rioli and Setterfield, and Bonar.
      Get Fritsch and Liam Ryan in, and then 3 new ones in the fwd line.
      Consider playing more rookies in the midfield to free up some cash.
      You need to have minimal rookies in the fwd line this year.
      Good luck bud.

  216. FearTheBeard says:

    Gday Community!

    Can I get some advise on the current set up :

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finalyson (Keefe, Murphy)

    Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Rocky, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

    Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

    Buddy, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Bell, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Been toying with downgrading Rocky to Con/Libba or potentially downgrading Kreuz to Ryder and upgrading to Bont. Not sure…

    • Fearthebeard says:

      No love??

    • Pecks says:

      Hey FTB.
      Dunno about you but I can’t do the Rocky thing again this year. He is made of glass. Also there’s the port bye when you have to field a full team. All adds up to a big nup for me.
      Hey, there’s a reason why you don’t see him in any/many teams mate.

  217. Maverick says:

    Got a couple dilemmas fellas.. bare with me here
    1. Who should I lock in as F4? Avoiding that rd14 bye Options are petracca, Sicily or Lewis Taylor (huge pod)

    2. Lock Ryder in f1 and throw away the key or go nank & and use that extra $70k to upgrade that f4 above to a toby Greene or my f5 to Stephenson instead of Ryan or venables…
    TIA community

    • Derek says:

      i want to pick taylor every year. he is a brillent player, but goes missing for too long. Sicily relies on intercept marks, might be some games where they just don't happen for him, especially once coaches work out he needs to be made accountable and play him man on man.

      Hogan is an option who i'm looking at. have petracca now, but i am looking at Hogan at F5 and McCartin at F6

  218. Shave says:

    Hey community, here’s me team…

    Laird, hibberd, tuohy, naughton, doedee, murray (finlayson murphy)

    Titch, Kelly, zerret, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, brayshaw, Barry (Holman Kelly banfield)

    Gawn, Nic Nat (cameron)

    Heeny, McLean, Smith, Hogan, fritsch, Ryan (Garlett ahern)

    158k left, plan is to upgrade the better early performer of either Parker or Cripps to danger when the time is right. Hogan… I just have a feeling, looked good in jlt, has a good team around him, pretty cushy early draw, if he can average 80-85 to round 10 I’ll look to turn him into a port fwd or t.lynch. If Nic Nat isn’t named then I may go premo ruck and scrap the hogan plan. Any thoughts appreciated cheers

    • Gord29 says:

      Like the get danger plan in. Solid team similar to majority on this sight

    • Tibor says:

      Shave just on Hogan. Did you just pay in the 300 k bracket for this kid. I think you should just trust that feeling. Not sure ultimately if he is a good supercoach type but at this price……

  219. paul says:

    Thoughts on Naughton and O 'Shea,Naughton is only 18 will he take the pressure straight up at top level and be consistent enough.I have been doing some background research on o'Shea and he has the experience at 26. The thing i don't understand is he only played 24 mins in the JLT ,scoring 60. I have changed my back line so many times it's doing my head in and i my sure i have some friends here .So instead of changing i decide to dig deeper. O 'Shea at 166 with his exposure to footy is really a steal and from what i have read he can play.if he is named round one he is the one to have i feel. I will not pay over 500 for a defender as the top ones nearly drop in price as they need to average 110 to hold their price. This was the only position left i was not confident about in my team.Really O'Shea should be named its just the lack of JLT time which puzzles Me. good luck everyone.

  220. Derek says:

    for those who are looking at a cheap ruck at R2. what about Cox at R2 instead of lycett or Simpson? very similar price. has DPP as a bonus

  221. Jack McCartney says:

    Pretty happy with my team. Want to hear some lads thoughts. Bit worried about a lacking forward line, what are the good rookies looking like.

    Def: Yeo, Laird, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
    Mid: Danger, Martin, Titch, Kelly, Cripps, O'Meara, Brayshaw, Brodie (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)
    Rucks: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)
    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Stephenson, D.Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Ahern)

  222. Vnow says:

    Yeo, Laird, Coffield, Naughton, Murray, Dodee (Finlayson, Mirra)
    Danger, Dusty, Z Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, A Brayshaw, Banfield (Barry, Kelly, Holman)
    Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
    Franklin, Heeney, Billings, Lambert, Fritsch Ryan (Garlet, Giles-Langdon)

    Going with only 2 premiums in defence. It's making me very uneasy, but I feel like it's the right strategy this year. Thoughts?

    • pod says:

      Very risky Def. but a lot of teams similar with only 2 premiums. Keep in mind Def. rookies don't usually score big so prepare for that and you'll be ok. Also think Yeo is overpriced.

      • Vnow says:

        Valid points, and agree on Yeo – but it seems that no one has him this year, so almost at POD. Surely he'll play alot of midfield this year.

        • pod says:

          Which might diminish his points. His best performances have been across half back. Laird is a lock but not Yeo, only my opinion.

          • Vnow says:

            Yep fair call. I love Hibberd, but expecting him to drop in price aswell, so will swoop later. Don't mind Lloyd from Sydney.

            • Gord29 says:

              like it a lot! yeo to hibberd wouldn't be a bad move with yeos starting price

  223. Fourbells says:

    Hi. Advise needed
    Cripps and Coniglio or Whitfield and Liberatore

  224. Maverick says:

    DEF:: laird, savage, mills, naughton, doedee, coffield (Murray, finlayson)
    Hibberd for me is overpriced can find the pill but I reckon I can find him cheaper through the season, savage lately season was a different player and showed in JLT his a great get and mills I feel has great upside will average 85+. The rookies naughton & coffield are pricey but u know they will play ALOT of games.

    MID:: danger, Mitchell, zerrett, Parker,Fyfe, Selwood, brayshaw,Brodie ( kelly banfield holman)
    Danger misses a week I’ll still start him! Selwood will play huge midfield minutes unlike danger and Ablett who will rotate forward a lot. The rest of premos pick them selves and again brayshaw and Brodie should play all season u can’t put price on JS.

    RUCK:: Gawn & nank (olango)
    Not a lot to say nank is a bull around the ground rd 11 I’ll by chasing Ryder

    FWD:: Lambert, McLean, smith, petracca, keeffe, fritsch (venables, Ryan)
    No player over 500k too pricey for the unknown and all but Greene with that rd 14 bye! I’m happy with my spread here though in my eyes will be top 8s. Rookies here scare me though. Am considering coffield > Murphy down back and venables > Stephenson for JS in fwd line.

    Hit me with all you have guys. I’m feeling this is very close to my round 1 side pending rookies named rd 1.

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Looks great but I think Selwood is spent. Had him last year and was disappointed

  225. Daveo says:

    My team… i think i like it. Thoughts on the rookie selections as well please?

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, C. Ellis, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Finlayson)
    Mid: Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Ellis-Yolmin, Andrew Brayshaw, T. Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
    Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Caddy, Bell, Fritsch (Keefe, Ryan)

    • daveo says:

      Woops and Ruck is Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Cam Ellis Yolman?

      260k. You’re joking surely

      • daveo says:

        Well nope, i can see him definitely reaching nearly 500k while scoring pretty well, then upgrade to premium. Thats not outrageous i wouldnt have thought

  226. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Weitering in defence or Rioli in forward? CN swing Sicily to accomodate

    • Tibor says:

      If Bruce mcavaney gets a gig at champion data and can give Cyril points then get him. If Cyril has to earn his points with actual performance rather than media hype then you should look at Cyril's price and ask yourself why he doesn't cost the earth….

      • Leigh says:

        He played 7 games.. Average 100 in 12' and since then above 90 apart from last year where he got injured and his father died

  227. Fisherdan says:

    What do you think fellas?

    Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Keefe, Murphy)
    Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Andrew Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (T. Kelly, Barry, Holman)
    Ruck: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)
    Fwd: Heeney, Walters, McLean, D Smith, Sicily, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

  228. Luke says:

    Got no idea where to go
    Thoughts would be appreciated
    Laird Hibberd Simpson Naughton Doedee Murray ( finlayson mirra )
    Danger Titch Kelly Fyfe Cripps Jom A.Brayshaw Barry ( banfield Holman Kelly)
    Ryder Gawn (Cameron)
    Heeney Billings Smith Sicily Fogarty Fritsch ( Rose Ryan)


    • GOODO71 says:

      Looks pretty solid mate. My only comments would be I'm not sold on O'Meara personally (and I'm a Hawks fan!!), and you've got the issue of Ryder's bye in Round 10.

      What don't you like about your team?

    • Russty_ says:

      Not much wrong with that Luke..back yourself mate, that's a good start. Who's Rose?..get rid of him maybe.

  229. Luke says:

    Can some one please differentiate Smith Sicily and Tracca. Having troubles choosing between this lot.

  230. Jeffy says:

    Cognilio & libba At M5&6? Or is that crazy…
    libba is playing the same role where he averaged 100+ and cognilio is just a lock no justification needed I don’t feel..

    • Maverick says:

      Gee you have bigger balls than most on this mega thread. I hope it works out for ya. If they go bang and average 100+ Like they are capable of ya laughing. I’d maybe upgrade libba to a Parker personally.

    • Blueth says:

      I'm doing the same.
      Libba looks like a man possessed this year.
      Coniglio is fit and when he's fit he always scores well.

  231. Cameron Ross says:

    DEF – M.Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Sicily, Doedee, Murray, Keefe, Goddard
    MID – Martin, Mitchell, J.Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, O'Meara, A.Brayshaw, Dow, T.Kelly, Barry, Holman
    RUC – Martin, Gawn, Cameron
    FWD – Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Christensen, Fritsch, Ryan, Ahern, Ballenden

    Have $88k left in the bank

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Hey Cam

      I would just move Sicily to fwd so that f6 is Frisch instead of 2 dodgy fwd rookies. More rookies likely to play/score in that backline I think mate.

  232. Ewoks8Stormtroopers says:

    Not sure if I'm nowhere, or nearly there all thoughts welcome …

    Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Keeffe (L Murph, Mirra)

    Titch, Kelly, Oliver, M Crouch, Z Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, T Kelly (Garlett, Barry, Holman)

    Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

    Dahlhouse, D Smith, Petracca, Ahern, Fritsch, L Ryan (Fogarty, Rioli)

    $45k left.

    Anyway, whole thing could be completely different when the whistle blows!

    • Pecks1970 says:

      Maybe Lloyd to lose some scoring power when McVeigh is there.

    • Gord29 says:

      probably to light in the fwd with ahern at f4. don't think there is much point generation and will struggle to generate cash

    • GOODO71 says:

      Agree with Pecks regarding Lloyd. Also, think you might need to downgrade somewhere in the Mids to upgrade your F4 position. Just as a suggestion :

      Lloyd / Merrett / Ahern / $45k >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Any Premo Def up to $530k / Coniglio / Christensen

  233. Doc_1 says:

    Lads, pick it apart.

    Laird, Sicily, McGrath, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray (Doedee, Watson)

    Danger, Titch, Oliver, Zerret, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly , Holman)

    Gawn, Nank (Cameron )

    Billings, Walters, Smith, Petracca, Bell, Fritsch (Keefe, Ahern).

    Going to keep Ahern as starting non playing loop, assuming he’ll play mid season and start scoring.
    Worried about defence but think Sicily will end up D6 or D7/M7 with swing set.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Like the McGrath pick, other than that fairly vanilla. Ahern might play earlier than you think, North are keen on him. Sicily is D/F so you need a forward to swap him with.

  234. Crawf says:

    Rory Laird, ADE
    Michael Hibberd, MEL
    Jeremy Finlayson, GWS (MID)
    David Mirra, HAW
    Tom Doedee, ADE
    Sam Murray, COL

    Michael Hurley, ESS
    Aaron Naughton, WBD

    Patrick Dangerfield, GEE
    Tom Mitchell, HAW
    Nat Fyfe, FRE
    Patrick Cripps, CAR
    Nick Holman, GCS
    Andrew Brayshaw, FRE
    Dom Barry, PTA
    Bailey Banfield, FRE

    Timothy Kelly, GEE
    James Worpel, HAW
    Joshua Kelly, GWS

    Max Gawn, MEL
    Matthew Kreuzer, CAR

    Darcy Cameron, SYD

    Isaac Heeney, SYD (MID)
    Devon Smith, ESS
    Jarrod Garlett, CAR (MID)
    Willie Rioli, WCE
    Jack Higgins, RIC (MID)
    Bayley Fritsch, MEL

    Christian Petracca, MEL (MID)
    Liam Ryan, WCE

    Thoughts please, have 500k left over which makes me think im missing someone somewhere

    • NoLanguage says:

      You're very light up forward. I'd upgrade Rioli to McLean/Walters/Greene

  235. Ryan says:

    How are we all?
    I need some opinions on a few players

    Petracca: currently his in my team but I'm just having a few doubts with him
    Barlow: I feel like he will benefit without Ablett and as a pod I like but he is not in my team
    Whitfield: love this guy but it's either him or cog, don't really want both in my team, plus Whitfield is a pod as well
    Sicily and savage: I feel like both are risky picks but at the moment I got Sicily in the back, I need some more reasons why I should keep or get rid off

    If there is any other options anyone wants to mention pls do

  236. KellaKonquerer says:

    Def: Laird Hibberd Shaw Rampe O Shea Murray Doedee Coffield
    Mid: Martin Mitchell Fyfe Bont Cripps Libba Finlayson Kelly Holman Barry Brayshaw
    Ruck: Gawn Lycett English
    Fwd: Franklin Dahlhaus Smith Petracca Higgins Rioli Fritsch Ryan

    Suggestions & Thoughts?

    • NoLanguage says:

      Like this team. Not sure about Lycett or Dahlhaus but it could pay off for ya.

  237. Will says:

    Would love your thoughts on my team, cheers.

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee: Keeffe, Mirra
    MID: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw (Freo), Holman: Banfield, Kelly, Barry
    RUCK: Martin, Gawn: Cameron
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch: Ryan, Wilson

  238. Dermin8r says:

    my 1.2 team pre-round one is as follows:
    DEF: Yeo, Laird, Lloyd, S. Murray, Findlayson, Mirra (Doedee, Keeffe)
    MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, MacRae (was considering The Bont- thoughts?), Brayshaw, Brayshaw, (Worpel, T. Kelly, D. Barry)
    RUC: Ryder, Gawn, (D. Cameron)
    FWD: Franklin, Heeney, Petracca, C. Curnow, D. Fogarty, Fritsch (T. English, L. Ryan)
    any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  239. Sam says:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, D.Howard, A.Naughton, T.Doedee (S.Murray, F.Watson)

    MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Pendles, Sidebottom, Libba, Armitage, J.Garlett (N.Coffield, J.Finlayson, D.Barry)

    RUCK: Ryder, Gawn (Lycett)

    FWD: Heeney, T.Mclean, J.Dunkley, J.Stephenson, Z.Giles-Langdon, B.Fritsch (L.Keeffe, L.Ryan)

    Pls help with some feedback, started late in the preseason so probably don't have the best rookies so feel free to roast my selections.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Dump Garlett for Brayshaw or LDU. Also swap one of Sidebottom or Pendles out for another 550+ mid like a Beams or Parker.

  240. GOODO71 says:

    Currently going with the assumption that I'll have 2 on field FWD Rookies, leaves me with 3 spots to fill :
    Option A – Hibberd, Libba, Zerrett ……. or
    Option B – Tuohy, Coniglio, Kelly

    Thoughts? A or B?

    My round 14 team is an issue whichever way I jump

  241. LHMORWOOD says:

    Hurley, Coniglio, Nic Nat and Sicily
    Sicily, Cripps, Goldstein and Heeney

    • Jack says:

      Wait and see on who's named. If Preuss isn't named R1, lock in option 2.

  242. Gazorpazorp says:

    DEF: laird, Mcgovern, Mills, sicily, Angus Brayshaw, sam Murray (Doedee, mihocek)
    MID: dusty, titch, Fyfe, Walters, Libba, Petracca, Andrew Brayshaw, Banfield (kelly, Finlayson, Holman)
    RUCK: Goldstein, Gawn (cameron)
    FWD: Mundy, j Cameron, d Smith, Impey, t Bell, Fritsch (Keeffe, l Ryan)
    Feedback is welcome! 7.8k in bank.

  243. Damo says:

    Thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated

    Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Sicily, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Murphy)

    Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Coniglio, Libba, Banfield, Holman (Kelly, Barry, Constable)

    Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Lobb, Fridtsch, Langdon (Garlett, Ryan)


  244. Outatime says:

    Thoughts and suggestions please!

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, J.Lloyd, Coffield, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
    MIDS: Martin, T.Mitch, Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, J.Graham , A.Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)
    RUCKS: Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
    FWDS: Heeney, Greene, D.Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Ryan (Keefe, Gartlett)

    95.K ITB

  245. paul says:

    McGovern, Savage, Ryan, Williams, Murray ,Finlayson (Doedee,Mihocek)

    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Holman. (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

    M Gawn ,Lycett (Cameron)

    Roughead, Lambert, Mclean, Smith, Taberner, Fritsch. ( Garlett, Giles Langdon)

    If Danger not playing switch with Duncan and Mihocek to O' Shea.

    Any feedback guys would be much appreciated.

  246. bob says:


    DEF: Tuohy, Savage, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, O'Conner (Deodee, Finlayson)
    MID: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Constable, Kelly, Barry)
    RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
    FWD: Billings, Walters, Mclean, D.Smith, L.Taylor, Bell (Fritsch, Miers)
    55k spare

    I think i have gone deep in FWD because rookies there are all shit. I would like to have more than 55k spare just incase any of my picks do badly in the first 2 weeks – so then i can upgrade them.
    I dont have Laird because i believe he will drop 50k in the first 8 weeks.
    I think all of the onfield rookies i have exposed should average 60+ pts, which i think is acceptable.


  247. Marvin says:


    I'd appreciate any comments on my team. Only got $3k in the bank

    Def: Laird Hibberd Witherden Sicily coffield dodee naughton findlayson
    Mid: dusty, titch sloane, fyfe, Parker, coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, banfield Kelly holman
    Ruck: Lycett gawn olongo
    fwd: buddy, heeney petracca bell fogarty, Frisch, Keefe, Ryan


  248. DVDA Cats says:

    Love peoples thoughts on my team. Pretty settled now.

    Lloyd Savage Siciliy Bonner Naughton Murray ( Doedee, Finlayson )

    Danger ( Down to Gaz if Danger is out ), Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Libba, Brayshaw, Brodie ( Kelly, Holman, Banfield )

    Gawn Cox ( Hayes )

    Greene, Billings, Walter, McLean, D Smith, Fritsch ( Ryan, Langdon )

  249. Bomberstop4 says:

    Time has flown by and I haven't seen as many of the rookies as I wanted, so I need some HELP!!

    Am I too top heavy in the mids?????

    Any recommendations are thanked
    B – Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, Keefe
    M – Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Parker, Coniglio, Walters, O'Meara, Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
    R – Ryder, Gawn, Cameron
    F – Heeney, Petracca, Smith, Sicily, Ryan, Fritsch, Higgins, Garlett

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