AROUND THE GROUNDS – ROUND 3

Howdy folks and welcome to the Round 3 rookie wrap-up here at Jock Reynolds. It was a busy week, with plenty to get through, so let’s stop wasting time and get right into it!

Around the Grounds

Victoria

Carlton

Carlton couldn’t notch their first win of the 2018 season, going down to Collingwood 76-100. Jarrod Garlett managed to hit the scoreboard this week with 1.1, along with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 64 SCPoints. His BE is -6 this week, so still some more cash to be made, hopefully he can keep the 60+ scores up, rather than the scores under that mark. Paddy Down found the ball a bit more this week with 15 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles, but could only manage 49 SCPoints. His season average of 43.3 has given him a BE of 24, which he should hit, but if the scores in the 40’s keep coming, he’ll have hit his ceiling in a few weeks. Finally, Cameron Polson played his second game of the season, but had just 5 disposals and 2 behinds for 16 SCPoints. His BE is 12 this week, so if you’re one of the 2,423 teams that have him, hopefully he can do better this week (if he plays).

In the VFL, it wasn’t a good day for the Northern Blues, where they were giving an almighty thumping by Collingwood, going down 71-201. Cam O’Shea had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles, while Kym Lebois kicked 2 goals, along with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles. Lochie O’Brien had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s and Angus Schumacher had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s. 

Collingwood

A solid win for the Pies on Friday night, taking down Carlton 100-76. Sam Murray is your Round 3 Rising Star nominee after his game with 21 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 95 SCPoints. He’s been a terrific starting option this year, just made $67,800, and with a BE of -39. Is projected to add another 50K to that this time next week. Callum Brown had a good game with 20 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles for 85 SCPoints. He’s just played the 2 games so far this year, after missing Round 1 and has a BE of -2. He’s only in 1% of teams, so a unique option for those who have him. Finally, Jaidyn Stephenson was a bit quieter this week, with 6 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 33 SCPoints. He’s in a tricky spot with a season average of 53 and a BE of 24, while having high ownership as well, currently sitting in 26% of all teams.

Collingwood’s VFL side probably couldn’t have found a better way to start Round 1, with a massive 201-71 win against the Northern Blues. Josh Daicos starred, finishing with 30 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles, 8 inside 50’s and 2 goals, Rupert Willis had 27 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles, while Brayden Sier had 26 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and a goal and Sam McLarty had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 13 hitouts and kicked 1.2

Essendon

Essendon started off their VFL season with a bang, recording a 143-41 win against the Frankston Dolphins. Dylan Clarke led the way for the Bombers with 30 disposals, 2 marks, 10 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, while Jayden Laverde had 26 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 behinds. Mason Redman had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s, Kobe Mutch had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 4 rebound 50’s, Trent Mynott had 20 disposals, 4 tackles and 2 inside 50’s, Matt Guelfi had 17 disposals and 7 tackles and Jordan Ridley finished with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Geelong

It’s always hard to beat the Eagles in Perth and the Cats were no different, going down 95-80. Tim Kelly continued his great form, with 19 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 90 SCPoints. His year average is at 108.3 SCPoints, he gained $114,400 this week and with a BE of -69, could add another $70-$80K to his price after Round 3. He could certainly keep this scoring streak going with the news that Gary Ablett may miss some time with a hamstring injury. Lachlan Fogarty had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 1 tackle, but could have really done some Supercoach damage if he was more accurate in front of goals, where he kicked 1.4 to have 70 SCPoints. His BE is -13 this week, and like Kelly, could stand to see his scores improve if Ablett is out. Zach Guthrie had 14 disposals and 5 marks for 55 SCPoints, while Esava Ratugolea did well with 14 disposals, 8 marks, 6 hitouts and 2 goals for 74 SCPoints. He is on the bubble this week with a BE of -32 to his name. Lastly, Jack Henry had 16 disposals, 6 marks, 10 1%ers and 4 rebound 50’s for 93 SCPoints, he’s also on the bubble this week with a BE of -46.

In the VFL, Geelong got a Round 1 victory against Werribee, winning 84-80. Jordan Cunico starred for the Cats, taking 35 disposals, 9 marks and 1 tackle, while Charlie Constable had 31 disposals, 8 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, Stewart Crameri had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 2 goals, Wylie Buzza also kicked 2 goals, along with 14 disposals and 9 marks, while Gyran Miers had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals.

Hawthorn

Again, no rookie priced players starting for the Hawks in their 102-89 loss to the 2017 Premiers in Richmond.

The Box Hill Hawks had a comfortable win against Williamstown, taking the game 105-68. James Cousins booted 3.3, along with 18 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, Dallas Willsmore had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 2 rebound 50’s, James Worpel booted 2.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s, David Mirra had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Mitch Lewis booted 3.2 with 9 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Melbourne

Melbourne may have been a bit nervous after a slow start against North Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, but didn’t have a ton of problems in the 2nd half, running away with a 123-86 win. Bayley Fritsch kept his goal tally ticking over, booting a goal with 11 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s for 56 SCPoints. He has made $47,600 in his first price rise and may make a similar amount next week, with a BE of -18 to his name.

Another high scoring performance in the VFL, this time it was the Casey Demons giving Coburg a hiding, winning 180-73. Corey Maynard had 25 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal, Tim Smith finished with 24 disposals, 6 marks and 4 inside 50’s, Harley Balic went mental in front of goals, booting 6.1, along with 20 disposals, 10 marks and 4 inside 50’s, while Sam Weidman also did plenty of damage, booting 5.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 12 hitouts and Harrison Petty had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

North Melbourne

The Roos had a decent first quarter, but couldn’t keep up the momentum for a whole game, eventually going down to Melbourne 126-86. Luke Davis Uniacke had a poor scoring game, with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle for 23 SCPoints. He made $5,600 this week, but his average is at 41.7 with a BE of 16. So, another small price rise is likely this week, but if the current scoring pace continues, he’ll likely have maxed out within a fortnight.

North Melbourne’s VFL squad opened the season with a bye. So, no game to report on for them this week.

Richmond

Richmond kept the wins coming in 2018, with a solid win against Hawthorn, taking the game 102-89. Jack Higgins made his AFL debut and looked good with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 goals for 63 SCPoints. You would probably expect him to keep his spot in the main side for the foreseeable future if he can maintain that sort of game impact.

In the VFL Richmond made short work of Port Melbourne, winning 141-76. Corey Ellis finished with 28 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and 10 inside 50’s, Noah Balta had 21 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 8 rebound 50’s, Tyson Stengle booted 3 goals along with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles, Shai Bolton also booted 3 goals, with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles. Liam Baker had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s, Patrick Naish had 14 disposals, 3 inside 50’s and a goal and Mabior Chol booted 3 goals, along with 7 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

St Kilda

The Saints managed to restrict the Crows fairly well in the first half, though some poor goal kicking cost them. It was another second half fade-out though, eventually going down 104-55. Rowan “My Boat” Marshall had a good game against a good ruckman in Sam Jacobs, finishing with 14 disposals, 6 marks and 18 hitouts for 79 SCPoints. Just his first game this year, so give him another week to see how he does, although he is starting at an inflated price of $219,400. Nicholas Coffield had a great debut game, with 18 disposals, 6 marks, and a goal for 66 SCPoints. Same again with him, first game, so wait and see how he does next week. Ben Long was quieter, with 11 disposals and 2 tackles for 35 SCPoints. His BE is now 27 from an average of 49, but that won’t impact many, with his ownership numbers at just 2,818 (1% of teams).

In the VFL, the Sandringham Zebras had a win against Footscray, taking the match 113-92. Ed Phillips had 27 disposals, 5 marks, and 5 tackles while Hunter Clark had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 3 behinds. Josh Battle did his chances for an AFL recall no harm, kicking 3.3 along with 23 disposals, 6 marks and 7 inside 50’s, Bailey Rice had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles and Hugh Goddard had 11 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs got their first win of the year, taking out Essendon 104-83. Tim English had a nice return to form with 17 disposals, 6 marks and 19 hitouts for 76 SCPoints. His BE is 1 this week, but if he can keep up some solid scoring, that should drop down a fair bit again once that score of 33 rolls out of his 3-round average. Ed Richards is on the bubble this week and will be a popular trade in option after his game of 17 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles for 81 SCPoints. His BE is at -50 this week and projects to rise about $50K after Round 3. Billy Gowers was OK, but his inaccuracy in front of goal cost him some points, ending the game with 1.3 (though the Dogs ended up at 14.20, so he was hardly alone there), along with 10 disposals and 4 marks for 43 SCPoints. His BE is -9 this week, so hopefully for the 2% of teams that own him, he can start posting some bigger numbers soon. Aaron Naughton finally looked to put up a decent score with 15 disposals, 3 marks and 61 SCPoints. His BE is -1 this week, with a score of 25 in his rolling average, if he can put together a few games with scores in the 60’s, he could get his season back on track from here.

In the VFL, Footscray went down to Sandringham 113-92 in the first match of the VFL season. Patrick Lipinksi had a big day, booting 4 goals along with 22 disposals, 8 marks and 11 tackles, while Lewis Young finished with 21 disposals and 9 marks.

South Australia

Adelaide

It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Crows managed to get their game functioning for a solid 15-20 minute period in the 3rd quarter to put on 6 goals to 1 to put the game out of reach of the Saints and take the game 104-55. Tom Deodee continued his strong start to the year with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 5 rebound 50’s and 7 intercept possessions for 85 SCPoints. He had a price rise of almost $100K this week and still has a great BE of -70. Lachlan Murphy made a few mistakes, but did his job as a pressure forward with 27 pressure acts and 6 tackles with 12 disposals and 5 marks for 63 SCPoints. His BE is -52 this week, so should have another $50K price rise on the cards.

In the SANFL, the Adelaide Reserves went down to the 2017 SANFL Premiers in Sturt, losing 118-69. Patrick Wilson led the way for Adelaide against his old side with 25 disposals, 7 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals, while Jordan Gallucci had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, Harry Dear playing in defence had 17 disposals and 8 marks, Myles Poholke had 17 disposals, 4 marks and 1 goal, Ben Jarman had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 1 goal and Elliot Himmelberg kicked 2 goals, along with 14 disposals and 7 marks.

Port Adelaide

The game was probably closer than they wanted, but the Power managed to hold off a late charge by the Lions, taking the game 97-92. Riley Bonner again found plenty of the ball with 22 disposals, 10 marks and 5 rebound 50’s, but scored 68 SCPoints, which was probably hurt a bit by having 18 uncontested possessions and 4 clangers to his name. He added almost $50K to his price tag this week and has a BE of 38 coming up against Essendon. Hopefully he can pump out a big score against them in what will likely be a quick game on the Etihad deck. Todd Marshall again made an impact up forward, with 98 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 1.1 for 69 SCPoints. He’s had a good season so far, averaging 73.7 SCPoints and has a BE of -18. Dom Barry was quieter this week with 12 disposals, 4 marks and inside 50’s for 39 SCPoints. A disappointing score that knocks his average down to 48.3, but his BE is still at -11, so hopefully he can knock out another score in the 60’s like in Round 2 to push that further down again. 

In Round 2 of the SANFL, Port Adelaide had a narrow win against Glenelg, winning 92-89. Will Snelling led the Magpies with 26 disposals, 4 marks and 13 handballs, while Jarrod Lienert had 26 disposals and 11 marks, Joe Atley had 25 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles, Jack Trengove had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 2 goals while Billy Frampton had 17 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 26 hitouts.

Western Australia

Fremantle

Another win for Fremantle, taking down the Gold Coast Suns 96-68. There was a mixed bag rookie wise, with the big problem coming from Andrew Brayshaw who had just 7 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 2 behinds for 32 SCPoints. His season average sits at 50.7 with a BE of 33 this week, his current rate of scoring might see him peak at about $250,000, which isn’t enough for what we paid to start with him at all. He’ll probably be on plenty of chopping blokes this week, along with LDU and Rayner. Adam Cerra was OK in his 2nd game with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 53 SCPoints. His overall outlook isn’t much better than Brayshaw due to his starting price tag of $184,800, he has a BE of -4 this week, but his current scoring trend will see him peak at about $280,000 at the halfway point of the year. Bailey Banfield had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints, he had a nice price gain of almost $50K this week and should make similar again with a BE of -30. Finally, Mitch Crowden was quiet in his debut game, but did better this week with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 72 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -31, but it’s debatable if he can keep up a scoring average of 70+ for the next 10 weeks or so (though we’ll certainly hope he does).

The Peel Thunder lost in Round 2 of the WAFL season, going down to the Swan Districts 102-88. Tom North had 19 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s and a goal and Lloyd Meek had 23 hitouts with 18 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 6 inside 50’s,

West Coast

A quality win for the Eagles at home against Geelong, winning 95-80. The bad news is Liam Ryan injuring his foot/ankle after a 2nd quality game from him, with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 3 goals for 88 SCPoints. There’s no official timeline on how long he will be out, although Eagles coach Adam Simpson has said “He’ll probably have an extended period off football”, which is super disappointing to hear. A potential replacement for us is the on-the-bubble Willie Rioli, who had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 40 SCPoints. His prospects don’t look great though, with a 2-game average of 35.5 and a BE of 3 this week. Daniel Venables is another young Eagle who struggled, he couldn’t hit the scoreboard this week, so had just 23 SCPoints from his 9 disposals and 2 marks and is in a similar position to Rioli, with an average of 39.7 and a BE of 4. Jake Waterman had another quality game though, with 20 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles and 1.2 for 72 SCPoints. He has a BE of -42, so will have another quality price rise on Sunday. 

In Round 2 of the WAFL season, East Perth got an easy win against West Perth, taking the game 112-54. Francis (Randy) Watson had 21 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s, Jarrod Brander booted 3 goals, with 19 disposals and 10 marks, Tarir Bayok had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles, Jack Petruccelle had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 3 inside 50’s and Thomas Cole had 16 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

GWS went down in the Sydney derby, losing to the Swans 103-87. Jeremey Finlayson continued his quality scoring ways, with 20 disposals, 3 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 77 SCPoints. He had 6 clangers last week, which probably dented his score a tad, but his current season average of 90 SCPoints is top shelf for a rookie. BE is -57 this week, so keep starting him on field. Daniel Lloyd also had a good game, with 95 SCPoints from 12 disposals, 6 tackles, 6 marks and 2.2. Lloyd has been sneaky good so far, this year with an average of 70 SCPoints, but started at an inflated price point, so his BE is currently at 0.

GWS couldn’t get the win in the AFL derby, but did in the NEAFL one, defeating Sydney 73-69. Aiden Bonnar had 28 disposals, 8 marks and 3 inside 50’s, Isaac Cumming had 27 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles, Nicholas Shipley had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 13 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s with a goal, while Dawson Simpson had 44 hitouts with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles. Dylan Buckley booted 4 goals, with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles, Zac Sproule was just behind him with 3 goals, 8 disposals and 4 marks and Lachlan Keeffe had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Sydney

Sydney ran away with the derby win against GWS, taking the match 103-87. Not much rookie action compared to this time last year for the Swans, with Oliver Florent scoring just the 39 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 3 tackles, while Will Hayward had a big game with 18 disposals, 9 marks and 2 goals for 93 SCPoints.

Sydney couldn’t get the derby double though, going down to the UWS Giants in the NEAFL, 73-69. Daniel Robinson had a big game, with 36 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Colin O’Riodran had 29 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s, Ben Ronke booted 4 behinds with 23 disposals, 7 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, James Rose kicked 2.1 with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles, Aliir Aliir had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 rebound 50’s and Darcy Cameron had 32 hitouts with 10 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles,

Queensland

Brisbane 

The Lions made a late charge at Adelaide Oval on the weekend, but fell just short of taking a win, losing to Port Adelaide 97-92. Cameron Rayner had his usual output, but it equalled a quality SC score this time, with 9 disposals, 3 marks and a goal giving him 63 SCPoints. He made just the $200 on his first price rise, but his average still sits and 40.3, with a BE of 38. His Supercoach prospects aren’t looking flash so far this year.

Brisbane had another close loss, this time in the NEAFL, going down by 1 point to the NT Thunder 105-104. Tom Bell led the way with 33 disposals, 9 marks, 8 inside 50’s and 2.2, Corey Lyons had 19 disposals, 7 marks, 5 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s, Brandon Starcevich had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 3.1, Oscar McInerney had 25 hitouts with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 4 inside 50’s and Matthew Eagles had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 3 inside 50’s.

Gold Coast

The Suns have been pretty good this year, but couldn’t get the win against Fremantle, going down 96-68. Nic Holman continued his strong start to the season, finishing with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles for 82 SCPoints. He earnt himself $93,700 this week, and with an average of 90 SCPoints currently has a BE of -57. Let’s hope he can keep this scoring streak up this week!

The Gold Coast reserves had a 20-point win in Round 1 of the NEAFL season, defeating Aspley 76-56. Will Brodie had 20 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles, but couldn’t hit the scoreboard for a major, booting 3 behinds. Jack Scrimshaw had 18 disposals, 5 marks and 1 each of inside and rebound 50’s, Harrison Wigg made his debut for the Gold Coast after recovering from an ankle injury and had 13 disposals and 5 marks, while Brad Scheer had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Top 5 – Rookie Averages

DEF

  1. Tom Doedee – 95.3 SCPoints
  2. Jeremy Finlayson – 90 SCPoints
  3. Sam Murray – 75 SCPoints
  4. Nicholas Coffield – 66 SCPoints
  5. Ed Richards – 65 SCPoints 

MID

  1. Tim Kelly – 108.3 SCPoints
  2. Jeremy Finlayson and Nick Holman – 90 SCPoints
  3. Callum Brown – 67.5 SCPoints
  4. Lachlan Fogarty – 66.3 SCPoints
  5. Nicholas Coffield – 66 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Tim English – 64 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Liam Ryan – 80.3 SCPoints
  2. Rowan Marshall – 79 SCPoints
  3. Callum Brown – 67.5 SCPoints
  4. Jake Waterman – 67 SCPoints
  5. Tim English – 64 SCPoints

And that’s it for me this week. If you’ve got any questions or comments, whack ’em in the comments below, or hit my up on the Twitter machine @BarronVonCrow.

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  1. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Whats everyone doing with Liam Ryan and Brayshaw?

    • r_calve says:

      I reckon hold both because Ryan has more to give and I reckon brayshaw has about 1-2 weeks left in him the way he's going

    • Simo says:

      I've got them both. Will hold Ryan til no. of weeks out is confirmed, plus a decent fwd bubble boy appears. Considering Brayshaw to Lowden, but will wait til teams later in the week.

    • Sc_Wow says:

      All depends on who we can downgrade to. Henry with a 93 in his scoring on the bubble this week, Higgins next week. Who knows how ling it will be before we can offload these guys if we hold.

      • neil demons delight says:

        Like a lot of cat players Henry leads with his head fearless Copped a whack round 2 and may be a risk I would wait to look at HIGGINS. O'connor looks good and dpp especially with Guthrie out

        • Sam says:

          O'Connor just got dropped last week. Not sure on his JS. Would need 5 or 6 consecutive games minimum from him which could be unlikely.

  2. KSinny says:

    Community help me out here I have $61K in the bank and 28 trades what do i do this week?

    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    MID: Titch, Dusty, Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Kelly, Holeman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Garlett)

    RUC: Gawn, Nank (Olango)

    FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Ryan (Venables, Keefe)

    Really appreciate the feedback guys!

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Hold for this week

      Then Possibly trade Brayshaw down to Higgins
      Then Merrett to Dangerfield

    • INPieman says:

      First of all swing Sicily & Keefe from back to forward. Your forward line is too exposed. You can also loop Murphy (plays Friday night) & Naughton via Keefe. You don't want Venebles anywhere near the field. If Ryan's ankle is broken (sounds like it is) he will be out for a long time. Get rid of him. The young Henry kid for the Cats scored 93 on the weekend. Or Crowden

      • KSinny says:

        Thanks Pieman I did that last week with Murray and was thinking of doing the same with Murphy cheers.

  3. r_calve says:

    thoughts on Luke Ryan an Jarrod Lyons because I was thinking going from McGovern and Merrett to Luke Ryan and Lyons or should I be looking to trade Billings instead and if so who for I already have Walters, smith and mclean

    • Sc_Wow says:

      You just going to keep rotating premiums all year?

    • INPieman says:

      Luke Ryan went at 100% DE again this week. He is a GUN. His bye was the reason I didn't start him. Might need to find a compromise. Has top 6 written all over him

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Jarrod Lyons is a quality player got him in a couple of years ago when he came in for the crows mid season, was an amazing pod for 300k if iirc the price. Enough gloating, no dont get him in 😉

      I locked in Luke Ryan from day one lucky pick? We will see. Id be tempted to go billings for ryan via dpp if possible.

  4. hedski says:

    Cheers Barron, Todd Marshall 98 disposals!!!

    • INPieman says:

      And only 69 SC points Hedski. He must have really chopped it up. 72 clangers

    • Northerner says:

      Hedski. Did you end up trading Ryan in? I traded into the injury. At least I can bank his rise with Henry (I think, although Crowden’s mature age and DPP enticing) that gives me enough to move Lobb to Hogan. Lobb was always a long shot and his injury is just likely to crush any chance he had of averaging 95 even if he’s named this week.

      • hedski says:

        Yeah I traded Ryan in Northerner, just my luck.
        I'm punting him to Henry or Crowden and upping Brayshaw to Titch.
        I had a 'get Titch stash' there ready to use in a few weeks when Brayshaw fattened but it looks like Titch will go up more than him so its now or never.

        • Northerner says:

          Does that give you the big 3? I’m still short both Danger and Dusty. Cows are fattening very nicely though and looking at $11.75m value end of this round which is well ahead of recent years.

          • hedski says:

            Na don't have Dusty, I started Danger. In hindsight I should have started Titch bit didn't expect him to smash out a 150 average over the first 3 weeks!
            Mids (after trades) will be Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Kelly, Cripps, Cogs + Holman and Kelly.

            • Northerner says:

              Clarry instead of Danger my only pod from that. Be nice if Kelly cracked a big tonne this week. He’s shown glimpses, just hasn’t done it for 4 quarters.

  5. Derek says:

    Sensational stuff Barron.

    Plenty of the young fellas doing good and great work keeping an eye on them all for us.

    Wilson must be getting close. Great price and DPP

    Any news on Ahern?

  6. neil demons delight says:

    how many non scoring bench players can we have AT present I have 4 Too many KEEFE OLANGO ZGL RYAN Thinking Z GL and KEEFE must go even losing 2 trades in the process . These 2 will make zilch but HIGGIN. S and O'CONNOR set to climb

    • mike says:

      waste of trades

    • SC analysis pro says:

      4 is way too many Neil.
      Cash generation is the most important aspect of the game especially at this time of year and you only improve your side by downgrading players outside your 22.
      Given that there are only 8 positions to be filled outside your 22, if you have 4 of them stagnated, that's 50%

      Sure you can downgrade 2 players inside your 22 and receive a premium & rookie, but the rookie you trade into won't likely give you the same return that the one you traded out gave you.

      • neil demons delight says:

        I absolutely agree SC even though as mike said WASTE OF TRADES But is it . .2 NON PLAYERS IS ok and many will have the same 4 or similar Keefe Olango Z G L and Ryan Sitting on 2 of them is too risky for cash generation Olango and Ryan for looping and trade the other two

        • David C says:

          That's why I don't like starting with a loop player, it actually costs you a trade. Plenty of loop players appear without intentionally selecting a non playing player. I'd keep ZGL because he'll be back in a few weeks. Trade Ryan.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      I always try to have one non playing Rookie that I think will get a game later on. At this stage i have two non playing rookie, O'Connor and Langdon. Keeping ZGL due the fact he's on the bubble still cash to be made and save a trade. O'Connor played one game and surely he'll get a call up, he's been in the extended bench in Round 1 and last week.

  7. KSinny says:

    Crowden, Henry or Ratugolea instead of Ryan?

    • CalebCripps922 says:

      Just what i'm debating i'm thinking Ratugolea has best JS with geelong needing talls but could be any of them

    • Plate says:

      Another option is to wait a week for Higgins

  8. Harry says:

    Hold Billings? Thinking of trading him to Mclean.
    What does the community think

    • Derek says:

      Billings could easy scored like he did round 1.

      • Harry says:

        But with the saints declining… remember they versed Brisbane… so that first round score is kind of irrelevant tbh

        • Sam says:

          The amount of clowns wanting to trade out premiums is unbelievable. Go play dream team with unlimited trades. Obviously supercoach isn't for you.

          • SW Roosters XXX says:

            Also too early to say the Saints are declining – not sure the are declining as such more stagnating.. I think there form will improve and they will finish with similar Win/Loss to last year….

          • Harry says:

            That's why I am ranked 2,000 u absolute goon

            • Sam says:

              and with your current thought process, you'll run out of trades by round 12 and finish with a 65k ranking

          • Russty_ says:

            Billings isn't a premo, people picked him because they thought he might have his breakout year this year, which could happen I suppose but I doubt it, being in such a low skilled sloppy team as they've shown so far.
            If you look at his 2017 scoring history, he tends to get 2 or 3 tons in a row and then drops 2 or 3 steaming pile of dung scores, so you can keep him if you think he's a premo, but he's gone from my squad, my bad picking him, I thought the Saints were gonna be a lot better than what they've shown.

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              Hit the nail on the head there Russty,he isn't a premo,we just hoped he would turn into one,some times it's just better to cut and run.

          • David C says:

            Dream Team doesn't have unlimited trades, engage brain before responding. AFL Fantasy has unlimited trades but is actually a more difficult game to play than both DT and SC.

        • SW Roosters XXX says:

          Brisbane have been more than competitive in all their games, including against two teams in Melbourne and Port Ade who are expected to play finals.

          So don't think the fact he scored a tonne against Brisbane needs to be factored in.

          Billings is definitely a hold. Knee jerk reaction by people looking to get rid of him – still a strong chance that he averages 90+ across the season which will validate the decision to hold…. I think any average over 90 will see a player comfortably in top 15 fwds and with an average not far from the Top 6 – not enough to justify sideways trade that is for sure…

    • pod says:

      I would hand brake that Harry. McLean hasn't seen any attention yet, I'm keen to see how he handles it. Billings will come good.

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        McLean won't get attention. No one rates the dogs, so no attention needed.

  9. Ron says:

    Any West Coast fans, is there any chance Lycett gets dropped for Kennedy rather than Waterman ? and then Darling / McGovern take over back up ruck?

    • Loop says:

      I doubt it but Waterman has been impressive. McGovern is too important in the backline. I think that Ainsworth might come in for Ryan.

    • SC analysis pro says:

      Not a West Coast fan, but yes absolutely.
      The game is becoming more of a small man's game, very hard to play with 2 rucks now and McGovern is certainly capable of playing 2nd ruck. It might come down who applys more pressure defensively out of Lycett and Waterman.
      It might be disastrous for Yeo also as he might have to play tall in the backline when McGovern is rucking.
      NicNat only being able to ruck 55% game time may save Lycett however.

    • Nuggety says:

      While Nic Nats knee is Nic Nats knee Lycett will play.

    • Simmo says:

      Hey Ron. I consider myself a fan per se. Current thinking is lycett will stay but we'll take a look at whether big frase might swap in for him this week or next for a run, more likely this week if the big fella needs another week as we can slot him down forward and use him in short spells for nic, but we expect nic to step up his tog this week as part of his progression. Brander and watto are putting some heat on at the moment and will be strongly considered this week alongside duggan. If Kennedy satisfies the right people he'll come in for liam at this stage. If not then one of the other boys mentioned will get a look in. Danny was a little tired after last week and may need to drop back to the magoos for a rest which will also give us another slot to consider. We'll see how Kennedy is looking later this week and then sort the structure but it's likely we'll make 3 changes this week unless more are forced by a couple of sore players. You don't like to make too many changes but at this point in the season there's no point risking sore players or running the youngsters into the ground, and we have a bit of depth that we'd like to try out and see what they can offer in order to help solidify in our minds who we want in the 22 for the run home with a view to finishing to eight. But we see lycett or big frase being in the side to support nic for at least 2 or 3 more games.

  10. The Ranger says:

    Love ya work Barron. Thanks.

  11. johnny boy says:

    someome help me!
    def:larid, ryan,bonner, doedee, finlayson,murray(naughton,mihoeck)
    mid:danger,titch,dusty.kelly,fyfe,cripps, armitage, kelly9bnrayshaw, barry, holman
    ruc:kruz, gawn
    fwd: smith petracca,sicliy, fisher,fritsch ryan(forgarty,garlett)
    27 trades and 184k

    • johnny boy says:

      cameron is my bench ruck

      • Magpie Dentist says:

        My personal preference, trade Armo, DPP switch Garlett and get a 4th forward premo asap. Ryan down to a cheap rookie (e.g. Henry) if he's out for an extended period

        Buddy, Walters and Heeney all look like good forward selections

        • Dylan says:

          EDIT: DPP switch Fogarty. Also swap Brayshaw and Holman around, Holmans scoring too well to have on the bench

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'd be trading out Armitage,might as well have a cheap rookie,plus Holman should be on the ground and Kruz needs to go,plenty of other rucks around.Plus everything Dentist said.

  12. iLoveNMFC says:

    Hold Zac Langdon or Liam Ryan?

  13. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Buckley a chance or does he have buckleys chance? I think he is a chance this week.

    With the injuries at the swans repeat repeat may just get a gig

    Surely brodie gets a run soon?

    Higgins, Clarke and Wilson all got those three gr8 letters DPP. Hope they get an extended run soon.

    Rippin job as usual BVC

  14. Dylan says:

    What do I even do? Dropping mediocre scores and rocked by injuries. Got 28 trades and $9,900 in the bank

    Defence: Laird, Hibberd, Bonner, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
    Midfield: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Holman (Barry, Garlett, Banfield)
    Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
    Forward: Buddy, Greene, Dahlhaus, Smith, Sicily, Fritsch (Waterman, Ryan)

    Greene, Ryan and Sicily all issues with injury or suspension problems. Kreuzer and Hibberd looking flat and personally Brayshaw has flopped thus far in my opinion. What trades should I make if any? Cheers

    • neil demons delight says:

      9900 is too much to have

    • Santaslittle says:

      Wow that is a tough one. Too tough, think that's your season gone right there. Reset button your best hope.

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd get rid of Brayshaw for Crowden and Ryan for Henry…make yourself some coin this week.
      Your side's not bad at all, Stick with Kreuzer and Hibberd, Greene and Sicily are back this week so it'll get better for you.

    • The Ranger says:

      It's a long year Dylan, too early to get despondent.
      Get yourself a bank going by dropping down Brayshaw and Ryan then sit tight for a few weeks and wait for the rookies to fatten up.

  15. neil demons delight says:

    In a few weeks DEREK will write a mathematical piece about the price we should pay for our last 6 premiums .It usually starts at about 540k then 3 weeks later gets closer to 520k.. WHY BRING THIS UP. I will tell you why wow. A lot of coaches have missed the boat on one of the big three and will spend any thing to get that missing link .I didn't I opted to SHAW up my defence 450 K and saved 200 k on my missed link — martin ' I chose martin once again partly because of a great article by DEREK once again on a great site FSC re the connection between brownlow winners and the next year ..and secondly because out of the top 5 he was the selection I thought could have bad weeks and thirdly his bye — though fyfe and danger share it with him. I will get him post byes hopefully at a discount . In the meanwhile the difference between SHAW to MARTIN over 8 weeks will be about 150 negative points scored. I hope to make this up when I have my second last premium at 500k when others have to choose Wallis or Motlop because they are 200 short and a bunch of nobody's on the bench Derek will know the connection between Motlop and using a M 9 as your final keeper because you opted to spend big now rather than wisely SO my two friends GATOR and RUSSTY who both have the magnificent 5 but only MOE and LARRY BUT NO CURLY IN DEFENCE I have 200k in my pocket awaiting your response cheers neil

    • Sc_Wow says:

      I don't really see the issue with going deep in midfeild this year with the quality defensive rookies.
      I have Danger Tich Dusty Oliver Fyfe and Cogs. Kelly and holman s on field rookies, this has given me a great scoring midfield to start the year, opposed to those that have to field the extra rookie.

      MY defensie is fine at with 2 promos, bonner at d3 and then the other great scoring rookies.
      Its not going to be hard to get to full promo for me, and I'm glad I have the big 3 in the mids

      • neil demons delight says:

        Thanks WOW . boils down to DUSTY and a muray/doodee/finlaysen vs SHAW and a Banfield/Barry/ Brayshaw plus 200 K – On the surface it looks a no brainer but when our 3 Rooks are traded and replaced by equal performing rookies on both lines. getting that last few trades with 200 k is much easier for me Wallis VS CRIPPS./ The other point is you may have to find even more for your D6 whether its SHAW not

    • gator59 says:

      Hi Neil I might not have Curly this week but next week hope to have Curly and Shemp with 283k in the kick atm

      • neil demons delight says:

        So finally its out GATOR You're a SHEMP man nuck nuck nuck Many wouldn't get the nuck bit . Is Curley and Shemp ROBERTON and SAVAGE wish I had taken your advice mate good luck EXCEPT when you play me .Rat pack is doing well high up in the rankings

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Neil …I don't think that far ahead I gotta admit mate, Injuries usually help in the equation of making money, they will come regularly which will make us all change our plans as to who should be in there, and who is in there, for example, one of your keeper premos in defence goes down and at the same time there's a bubble rookie who's just scored 90+ 2 weeks in a row, I'll just go to them and automatically make money.
      I've gone 2 sideways trades this week to get Hogan and Dusty, but I won't be trading like that every week.

      • neil demons delight says:

        Both good trades mate I did the Hoges one myself. I remember last year getting to 21 keepers around R14 by trading aggressively early That last trade was difficult Russty Low on trades and a bunch of menapoos on the pine and no cash forced me to Wallis really not a keeper If it wasn't for 14 DPP'S I was gone . My theory is pick up the fallen prems as they appear and wait for Dusty to play Humpty Dumpty Hope it works

    • Derek says:

      Cheers Neil.

      I’ll be sharpening the calculator in a few weeks

      The basic idea is, as our team gets full of keepers, the room for cash generation gets less, plus the number of downgrade option who are on the bubble at the right time is also harder.

      There comes a time when you just don’t have the funds to fill those last few premium places.

      It is easy to make cash early and go on a spending spree, but if you do, be prepared to run out of cash and the ability to make cash later on.

      Keep a look out for bargains. Fallen premiums

      • Northerner says:

        If you are patient with your cows and trade them at the right time and pick up the right bubble boys rather than spuds or slow burners, the cash will be there. I have a lens on trying to get to $14m team value which does mean you don’t jump off cows too early and don’t just jump off based upon where they are at but equally consider is there quality JS and cash generation in the rookie you are bringing in.

        • Derek says:

          Even at 14mil, allowing for 1.8mil on bench and decent DPP players, than still equates to about $560k per player.

          For every $600k you have there is a matching $520k player.

          That is assuming you get to 14mil.

          That leaves nothing for a good bench player and a bit in the war chest for last round injuries.

          Just think about it before lashing out and spending big

      • neil demons delight says:

        just as a point of interest Derek would you have made the SHAW move or gone big on MARTIN

        • Derek says:

          I started with Shaw at D2. Was going to be Hibbo but was worried about Lewis’s role.

          I had Dangerfield, but in last few minutes changed to Dusty. Still have the money in bank in case of injury to a premium I could straight trade to Danger.

    • Northerner says:

      I think the difference in the end in final rank often ends up being driven by your Ruck choices. Last year I picked up Kreuzer just before his price jumped and he popped above $600k and was out of reach for most in a line that hurts to trade in. The extra 20-30 points each week for ~15 weeks really added up. I’m a bit worried about Grundy as he looks like he could be this year’s Kreuzer. And his performance on the weekend was against Kreuzer who whilst carrying an injury was not against a Westhoff or an English if you know what I mean.

      Maybe we have Nic Nat as an option after the byes if his TOG is increased and he’s a less expensive upgrade than Grundy that might produce similar post bye Uber premium output.

    • David C says:

      Danger hasn't gone big yet and is projected to lose 40K next week. Could be a good get in 2 weeks for those that have planned for it.

      • Derek says:

        Danger hasn’t hurt us non owners yet. But it’s hard watching the cats from behind the sofa.

        • Northerner says:

          agreed Derek. I’d feel a lot more comfortable on that choice if Ablett hadn’t gone down. I think Danger will get thrown straight in the middle and I’m worried about what he does over the next 3-4 weeks.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Planned to get Danger in round six from the start,so going to plan at the moment,looked at the draw and thought Fyfe&Titch could be my VC&C for the first five rounds,then get Danger after that,didn't think I could be without him for any longer than that.

  16. Greg says:

    Dow, Brayshaw, Ryan – what to do….

  17. pasta stRayner says:

    I decided to hold last week, so still got 30 trades remaining. I had Greene and Sicily out so my rank fell from 299th to 1,173rd which I was pretty happy with considering. Trying to gauge whether it's worth burning a trade to get Richards in for Keefe (verge of playing) or simply trading out Ryan for Crowden? Any other trade suggestions?

    DEF:
    Laird, Savage, Tuohy, Doeedee, Finlayson, Naughton* (Murray*, Keefe) – *emergency loophole this week

    MID:
    Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Whitfield, O'Meara, Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry)

    RUCK:
    Gawn, Goldy (Cameron)

    FWD:
    Greene, Mclean, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

    • pasta stRayner says:

      Note: I was planning on trading Keefe to Murphy but got on the cans, forgot about it and got locked out.

    • neil demons delight says:

      I am amazed No martin or danger and such a great rank.. Whitfield and Omeara will have to move on shortly Greene Sicily and Ryan will cause concern as will Goldy

      • pasta stRayner says:

        Danger's breakeven is 220 this week so pretty happy with that so far.. can snap him up for $600k in a few weeks. Dusty I'll also need to snap up asap.

        I agree with you on Whitfield, although prior to last week he was averaging 114 so not worried about him yet.
        I'm actually going to trade out Ryan to Richards via Keefe DPP, who should hold decent js and scoring potential.
        O'Meara still has money to make and the best ahead of him, although I don't find Greene all that concerning? 131 points in his one game and a slight hammy injury. Should be top 6 forward when he's on the park.
        Goldy I'll simply watch and maybe do a correction trade around the byes, Sicily doesn't move the whole year. Great F7/D7.

        • neil demons delight says:

          Great response Pastor The Richards move is great His disposal is so good better than Naughton

        • Sc_Wow says:

          You’re kidding yourself if you think danger will be 600k in a few weeks

          • KSinny says:

            Maybe $670-$700 but Definatly not $600k

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              That's around the price I'm hoping for when I get him in for round six,thinking around the $690,000 mark.

          • Daniel Z says:

            I have seen a lot of people commenting he'll be around the 600k mark. For that to happen, he'd have to keep scoring 100's up to round 8. And if that's all he's shown to that point, would you really trade him in?

            I think there'll be a few people that are about 80-100k short of making that trade.

          • here we go says:

            He's ahead of you so shut it

            • Sc_Wow says:

              Haha no he’s not actually, I’ve got a higher rank and I’ve got danger. And even if he was how would that make him right about danger going down to $600k. Geez you’re a flog

              • pasta stRayner says:

                I was merely smashing out a paragraph, he won't reach $600k but I don't think he'll be far off $650-70k… still pretty happy with that reduction in price if he gets there.
                Gaz playing 90% mid time helps the price reduction but now that he's out be interested to see how he scores this weekend!

  18. The Ranger says:

    Henry or Crowden?

    • hedski says:

      I liked Henrys game Ranger but not sure how long he lasts when Taylor and Hendo come back in.

      • The Ranger says:

        Yeah I'm leaning toward Crowden for that very reason mate.
        That and Crowdens DPP.
        Prob going Stephenson and Venables out and Crowden and McLean in this week.

      • Plate says:

        when are they likely to come back in hedski?

        • hedski says:

          Not to sure Plate, Henderson been a couple of weeks away for a bit and not much being said about Harry.

  19. Ja191 says:

    any news on if toby greene will play?

    • pasta stRayner says:

      He's playing

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      Hes back this week.

      • hedski says:

        Yay, been sitting on my bench for two weeks. At least I looped Fyfes vc score with him on the weekend.

        • pod says:

          Hey hedski, me too mate. Just need him to reward the faithful by going huge next few weeks.

        • David C says:

          Sic was my captain last week. Got me Fyfes captaincy and Murray loop. The spud helped for a change.

  20. ? ?? says:

    I need help i have 499k in the ban and 27 trades what should i do this week?

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Bonner, Doedee, finlayson, Murray, (naughton, o.shea)
    MID: mitchell, martin, kelly, cripps, fyfe, t. kelly, brayshaw, holman ( brodie, banfield, barry,)
    Ruck: gawn, naitanui (cameron)
    Forward: heeney, billings, smith, petrecca, ryan ,fritsch ( fogarty, ahern)

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      You need some playing rookies in I reckon. Five not playing on your bench + Ryan on field

  21. John says:

    Hi Community

    I am looking to trade a couple of potential guns into my team.
    Hogan into forward line
    Tossing between Gibbs or Macrae into midfield

    Thoughts? Advice?

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Macrae a friendlier bye.

      Hogan beat up Brissy and North. Was serviceable R1 v Cats. Dees have Hawks and Tigers next fortnight. If he can perform against those better backlines he’ll have convinced me more

  22. steve says:

    McCrae or Oliver

  23. Russty_ says:

    "The Saints managed to restrict the Crows fairly well in the first half, though some poor goal kicking cost them."
    Story of our last 10 years, costing us a Grand Final and countless other games.
    This year has to be our worst forward line ever, it's a shambles and full of sub-standard spuds who can't take a mark or kick an easy Goal.
    Time for a complete rebuild Richo, maybe starting with you!..and sack the recruiting staff too.

    • gator59 says:

      Reruiting staff I've calling for there heads for years Russty when we have had a great chance of getting some big bodied players … But instead they opted for drafting midgets for 4 years in a row and look at the pickle it has got them into…. Not 1 A GRADER in sight

      Pelchen and Bains are a heap of crap for convincing the other recruiting members on what we got and now it shows how good we really are now

      These 2 muppets that were in charge are no longer at the club so it will be interesting to what plan they come up with now

      Plus where is this so called blueprint they were gloating about 3 or 4 yeares ago to win a granny by 2020
      With the crap they are dishing up and expect us poor beggers to buy memberships and still have the gaul to ring and ask if you can contribute $200 to some raffle …. This is beyond a joke and we should have a 5 year plan like Barrassi had for Melbourne back in the 70's and it's really paying dived ends now for them haha

      So in saying all this Russty, We should be looking at a Pemiership around 2066 just in time for our 100th celebration

      • Russty_ says:

        Haha spot on Gator, and even the 66 Granny was won by an inaccurate kick…a point! lol
        How come the Hawks and Cats always end up with good recruits and all we ever get is swill, guys who are in and out of the side and no stars in sight?
        I canned my Membership 3 years ago mate, when I realised they don't deserve my money cause they're only flushing it down the dunny anyway.

        • gator59 says:

          Yeah for some reason the Cats and Hawks always get it right and now that Tiges have got Balme and they will prosper too……God knows where they go to from here mate but somethigs gotta change I mean in a big way to even look like getting anywhere…. They say we are cashed up and lets see how they use this to entice an A Grader to the club….. Even only 1 A Grader aint going to win a premiership…. We had the opportunity to off load picks 7 and 8 last year and start getting something half decent to the club…… Just getting so sick and tired of them when they have top end draft picks and keep stuffing it up

      • neil demons delight says:

        You mention Barrassi Gator. I was an influencial member at that time and donated plenty to get him FIVE years later I donated more to get rid of him.. He was a flop .Slug Jordan told me at a coaching seminar that he F d up more kids than anyone ask Shane Zantuck. It starts at the top A good teaching type coach like CLARKSON would be a start and bring TICH WITH HIM

        • gator59 says:

          You could only dream of getting Clarko and Titch Neil but that's somewhere along the line that I would like to see

          Hell even getting Malthouse out of retirement and he could bring Daisy with him and atm i'd take that .. Couldn't get any worse could it

        • OldOcker says:

          You must be nearly as old as me.
          It really amazes me that all of you blokes from FSC are willing to sabotage the "Jock Reynolds" name. (NOT a good move)
          I have a long memory even though I have nothing to do with this site.
          Screenshots of comments will appear when you least expect them along with the real identities of all.

          Cheers.

      • Marty says:

        Fellow saints supporter feeling your pain. Apparently we copied the Hawks model that they used to win the three peat. Lot of bloody good it's done us. We have so many similar type players. I love the way Richmond traded for speedy players. Our best player Steven would be third or fourth best at most clubs.

        • gator59 says:

          Yep spot on there Marty.. For the past 5/6 years we have been crying out for a big body to replace Roo… They might have got Paddy but it saddens me to say he aint gunna cut it which I think is a shame cause I've been friends with his family for 45 years… We had a chance to get the Bont but no we opted for billings.. We need these bigger types through the mids to have any chance of going somewhere eg Fyfe, Cripps…. Also we need a top ruckman and when we had one we just give him away for peanuts which really makes sense… Hawks laughing all the way to the bank on this one… I could keep ranting on but will leave it at that

    • Derek says:

      The saints will get better.

      They clearly are not blessed with much speed, but it’s April, the grounds are hard the sky’s are clear. Wait until winter, the rough and tumble, the saints will be there abouts

  24. Bucks says:

    Got a feeling in me waters that the pies are gona dust up the crows this week.

    Crows v pies @ AO

    Avg. v pies
    Gibbs 89, Laird 76, Sloane 89, Jacobs 97

    Avg. v Crows
    Grundy 96, Pendles 113, SideBum 98, Treloar 85, Howe 96

  25. neil demons delight says:

    Don't know about a complete rebuild RUSSTY/ Rucks are poor and McCARTIN is not the answer Imagine Petracca there. Acres Gresham and Ross will be good but need to get better than Steele Brown Membrey and Carlise

  26. Mike says:

    Am i the only dipshit hanging on to merrit

    • Crowboy94 says:

      I'm in 2 minds atm.
      Either hold him and hope to God he comes good or trade up to Martin..

      • KSinny says:

        I'm holding because he WILL come good

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          He will be lucky to be in the top 25 averaging mids!

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Danger,Martin,Kelly,Cog,Titch,Gibbs,Parker,Kennedy,Fyfe,Oliver,Macrae,Selwood,Wines,Cripps,Pendles,Crouch
            Sloane….all ahead of Merrett!

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Mike, if you consider what he's capable of, and has done in the Past, and forget about the money he's bled, and will bleed, you picked him for a reason, to be a keeper.
      That being said, I just traded out Whitfield for Dusty, Whitfield averaged 114 first 2 weeks, completely sideways, but in the end I opted for the guy who is capable of huge scores.
      Who would you be getting in if you did trade Merrett out?

      • Mike says:

        I would swap to danger

        • Russty_ says:

          You could wait a week or 2 Mike, for Merrett to come good or not, and Danger to drop in price, and also to see how much midfield time Danger gets now Gazza has gone for 3 weeks or so.

      • Crowboy94 says:

        I would be trading him for Dusty. Which I will probably do.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      No, there is 16,610 other dipshits out there!

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I'm holding Mike, averaged 109 and 111 in the last two years, is a contested beast and will come good, he's just being managed carefully by the essendon coaching staff. If he goes down with another concussion however he's out of my side.

    • AlbertonOval says:

      I'm sticking fat with him, I am not prepared to realise that 89k loss and I have confidence that he will bounce back

  27. Beaver says:

    Can the community please advise on injury to Lobb please?

  28. Russty_ says:

    I don't mind that idea cburgz…Armo hasn't really delivered what we'd hoped and Finlayson is holding his own averaging 90.
    Getting Danger in asap should be a priority but maybe you can do that next week by offloading Ryan then…to maybe Higgins?
    Danger will lose around 40 grand next week so that should help.

  29. BrownlowBoy says:

    10-12 weeks for Ryan

    • Harry says:

      Shall we trade to a rookie on the bubble?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Is that official? Because if it is, he will be OUT. Henry IN.

      • INPieman says:

        I've read it on a few different places TH. Has to go. Henry looks a solid option. His 93 will hang around for a few weeks

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Thanks Pieman. Just used my first trade. Shame that. Ryan had so much more cash in him. Well you never know, if he comes back mid season, and I am desperate for cash, he might be back. But its a long shot.

    • AlbertonOval says:

      Kick in the spuds, he was going to fatten up nicely

    • neil demons delight says:

      He is out for me too Probably wait till next week and get Higgins ZGL has to go too Maybe Oconnor

      • Maverick_ says:

        If it’s 10-12 weeks offload him now for say a Henry, crowden or Higgins and once they fatten up cull them for Ryan When he returns. He has a stack load more cash to make us and will walk back into the eagles 22.

  30. r_calve says:

    is it worth switching out Merrett for j Lyons, they are about the same price and Lyons breakeven is 20 and Merrett's is 160

    • INPieman says:

      Massive POD. Keep in mind where the Commonwealth games is. Surely a team playing best part of 3 months on the road tires badly

  31. Matho says:

    Mate. You are going to run out of trades. You must be new to this game.

  32. Northerner says:

    Do yourselves a favour. Go onto the WCE website and look at the interview posted with Ryan going in for his scans. “It is what it is. It’s just footy.” Priceless. Looking forward to him coming back.

    Also, while you’re there they’ve put together a package of Lecras 10 best goals. The last was a beauty. They all were in fact. I happened to be at the game he slotted 12 against the Dons many years back. A night away with my seven year old at the time – we flew down from Sydney – as a present my wonderful wife gave us as birthday presents as our birthdays are only days apart. Needless to say he’s stayed an Eagles fan ever since.

  33. Ando says:

    Hey Community! Who has the best JS and scoring potential out of Crowden, Henry, Ratugolea, and Higgins?

    I'm thinking Crowden has the best JS, with Henry obviously having the highest ceiling so far of any of them.

  34. Plate says:

    This is kinda unrelated, but its really bugging me. Is there a way to do three way subs?

    I have Sic in the FWD finlayson DEF and garlett in the MID.
    I cant find a way to swing sic DEF finlayson MID and garlett FWD.

    There's no advantage to the move at the moment, but is there a way to make it happen if the situation arises?

    • Trevor says:

      Trade out a forward.
      Move garlett into the vacant fwd position
      Move Finlayson into Garletts vacated mid position
      Move Sicily into Fanlaysons Vacated defensive position
      Choose a new forward.

  35. Daniel Z says:

    You've traded the maximum number of trades so far – you don't need to trade every week, so think about pumping the brakes. If you make another trade this week, you'll be left with 25 trades, one injured bench player, and 14-15 keepers. As Matho says, you're going to run out of trades.

  36. Ryan says:

    Bringing in Richards – trade out Brayshaw or H. Clark?

    • David C says:

      Well Brayshaw is playing so unless you need the loop then trade Clark. He didn't score any better than Brayshaw anyway. Wait for teams though in case Clark is recalled.

  37. Cliffy says:

    Hey guys, need some help:

    DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Bonner, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Naughton
    MID: Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Kelly (GWS), Coniglio, Holman, Kelly (GEEL), Brayshaw (Banfield, Barry, Garlett)
    RUCK: Martin, Gawn (King)
    FWD: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon*, Ryan*)

    Biggest issues atm would be Ryan given his extended stint on the sidelines, Billings given his struggles for the last two rounds, and then I guess Brayshaw also given his high BE already.

    Langdon I'll probably hold onto given he'll be back sooner than later hopefully.

    Thoughts guys?

  38. FFC says:

    Lads, been a few years since played SC. Appreciate the advice/tips.

    Thoughts on keeping a player like D.Fogarty on the bench? Chances of him coming back in, besides hoping for an injury to a forward? Only other non-scoring player is ZGL who should be back in a few weeks so going to hold him.

    Just mindful of balancing non-scoring bench players vs trades, using one trade already this week on Ryan.
    I have 28 trades left
    Other problems, going to try and hold Billings and Zerrett too, or at least give them a bit more time.

    Cheers

    • Derek says:

      Trades are valuable. Hold tight, he will get some more games, he’s not injured. Could be a good player too. When he comes back might be a star.

  39. Paddle says:

    Looking to trade out Armitage with 83.4k in the bank.. is there anybody who knows some good options?

    • Paddie says:

      What I meant by 83.4k plus his 318k value which adds to 401k

      • Derek says:

        You might have to hold him until you can cull a few rookies and upgrade him to a Merrett or other fallen premium type.

        Nothing worth looking at that price

  40. Paul says:

    trade rockliff for heath shaw in a draft league?

  41. Sammy_14 says:

    Thoughts Brayshaw to Ed Richards?

  42. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Is there a cut of time to change capt choice? Because about 60 sec before the 1st bounce l tried to change my capt from Gawn to Oliver twice but wouldn’t let me. You could press the C but just wouldn’t change?? 🤔