Round 4 SuperCoach Panic Room

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Pile in, everybody! No time to wipe your feet. We’ve got some PANIC to do after another frustrating round.

I blame Collingwood. They set us SuperCoaches up for a trying weekend when they, grown adults, couldn’t spell “tonight” correctly in front of 70,000 at the G. That’s almost calling your teacher Mum level of embarrassment. Ben Jacobs claimed another scalp, this time Clayton Oliver, and while Banfield took the honours against the less SuperCoach relevant Aaron Hall, it needs to be something we consider for his matchups in the future. Gaz was the latest to join the SuperCoach medical room and will need to go this week, as will Liam Ryan, just as he was beginning to look at home in this AFL thing. Sloane, Selwood, Neale, Goldy, Kruze, Billings, and Shaw were premiums to disappoint.

I miss Jock in these situations. He always had the perfect amount of sage wisdom to lift us up. Jock, if you’re out there having a read of this the studio is always open, the mic is always on for you to drop some nuggets of SuperCoach gold to keep us going for another week. I’ve been on Panic Room duties for a few weeks now; doors are opening, Patch has started making eye contact with me, but it’s clear to me that we need you Jock! Patch’s replacement for you is getting tired.

(he edits the podcasts)

As always, the treasure trove of content dropping daily out of Jock HQ is both shiny and bountiful. Damo stepped for Lek this week and made his podcast debut. VFL action kicked off on the weekend and Barron von Crow was there to tell us who is impressing at lower level. Sloane has given us a glimpse into captain choices for this week and MVP of the week, Damo, has given us another cheat sheet to get around. There’s a bit happening in news this week, let’s get into it!

THE NEWS

When did Lachie Murphy get injured? He’s out tonight and Darcy Fogarty is back in after a week off in the Crows only change. For the Pies, Jordan de Goey has sobered up long enough for Collingwood to give him his first game of the season at the expense of an injured Taylor Adams.

GWS have have dropped a bomb by hiding the Josh Kelly groin injury from all of us. Leon Cameron has come out and said, “hopefully it’s just this week, maybe two.” Though we’ve seen the impact of a groin injury can have with Kreuzer. I lost my bet on Tobias Greene being the first player to bite someone this year, he’s back in with Ryan Griffen and Dawson Simpson, the latter of the trio replacing the injured Rory Lobb. Ross Lyon has named an unchanged lineup and I need a moment to process this. Jack Higgins hasn’t survived the cut, straight out for the returning Josh Caddy. Dion Prestia replaces Sam Lloyd. On the other side of the matchup we are getting a rookie debut in Zac Bailey (MID – $139.8k). Dayne Beams is back as well. Neither the Swans or the Dogs have done much that will hurt us from a SuperCoach standpoint, though preseason buzz boy Aliir Aliir gets his chance. JJK is back to beat up the Suns, he kicked 5 and had 146SC last time out against them. Liam Ryan is out in case you’ve missed the “who do we replace Liam Ryan with” question all week. Pearce Hanley can’t keep his right shoulder attached to his body and has gone to see a specialist about becoming the first human/cyborg to play in the AFL. In what is surely the match of the round, North v Carlton… *cough* the loss of Caleb Marchbank is going to hurt me from a Draftstars standpoint, he’s always good value Caleb. Cam O’Shea gets another chance and Lochie O’Brien (DEF/MID – $162.3k) will debut.

On Sunday, Connor McKenna will be sidelined for the the next three weeks picking bits of Tory Dickson out of his teeth, opening the chance for Matt Guelfi (FWD – $117.3k) to debut and for BT to get his name wrong. Sam Powell-Pepper is out nursing one hell of a hangover, Jarrod Lienert (DEF – $123.9k) is one of five ins, but I’m not certain he will debut until later tonight. The Hawks will regain James Sicily and have once again named Dave Mirra on an extended bench. Dom Tyson must have some serious sniffles to be out with illness 2 days before the match, the Dees have named 5 ins with Angus Brayshaw being among them. The Cats are running out of healthy players with three more added to their injury list. The silver lining in this is we get a look at Stephen Wells’ stockpile of draft talent. Charlie Constable (MID – $117.3k) the latest. Mitch Duncan finally returns and after conceding against Nic Nat last week, they’ve brought back Rhys Stanley and Zac Smith to beat up Patch’s boy, Rowan “my boat” Marshall. The Saints have named Logan Austin (DEF – $159.7k) for a potential debut, Hunter Clark is on an extended bench.

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

Tom Doedee, Tim Kelly, Jeremy Finlayson, and Nick Holman are once again our top 4 Frogurt’s (that’s good!) this week. If you don’t have them you’ve missed the boat a little bit, but as all 4 are still going to rise a lot in the coming weeks you can still jump on. Others of note:

* = on the bubble

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

-50 – Ed Richards*

-46 – Jack Henry*

-42 – Jake Waterman

-39 – Sam Murray

-32 – Esava Ratugolea*

-31 – Mitch Crowden*

-30 – Bailey Banfield

-18 – Bayley Fritsch

-11 – Dom Barry

-6 – Jarrod Garlett

-4 – Adam Cerra*

-1 – Aaron Naughton

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

Patrick Dangerfield – 215

Aaron Hall – 204

Dayne Beams – 203

Kruuuuuuuuuze – 199

Rocky – 179

Elliot Yeo – 177

Lachie Neale – 161

Jack Billings – 160

Zerrett – 158

Buddy – 141

Luke Parker – 140

Clayton Oliver- 138

Michael Hibberd – 137

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

Damo gave him a mention in his cheat sheet this week and I’m backing him up here. Jarryd Lyons dropped a 66SC in the swamp at Cazaly, and he copped the Ben Jacobs tag in that match. In better conditions has seen him pump out a 152 and a 138.

My preseason money was on Aaron Hall to pick up much of the post Gary Ablett slack, while I still think he will, in the mean time it is Lyons that is averaging career bests in contested possessions (18 per game – 4th in the comp), clearances (9.3 – 2nd), metres gained (565.7m – 5th), tackles (6.3 – 18th), inside 50’s (6.3 – 7th) and rebound 50’s (2.3). Almost 21 of his 29 disposals are kicks (=1) and he is also chipping in with a goal a game and 5.7 score involvements. These are amazing numbers, the man is hunting the ball whether it’s on the deck or someone else has possession of it.

While he carries some risk, he’s never averaged more than 90 in a SuperCoach year, he has the backing of South Australian SuperCoach royalty.

At 521k he’s a price jump of 28k so far, with that 66 now dropping out of his 3 week rolling average his breakeven plummets to 20. He’s in line for a 30k price rise this week.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

For me, the enjoyment of Draftstars comes in not single game slates, but in full day or full round contests. In single game slates if your sure thing premo gets injured or shits the bed *coughZerrettcough* it’s almost impossible to come back from that. Full day contests involve a greater selection of high scoring premo’s that allow you to carry a dud choice or two. Saturday features 5 game slate, this is how Fantasy Insider see’s it playing out

Here’s my take on things:

I love a cheap ruck and Dawson Simpson (RUCK – $8,800) will ruck solo against Sandi. He’s coming off a 44 hitout, 13 possession game in the twos. I’ll be rostering him at minimum price and hope Sandi doesn’t break him. I feel dirty suggesting Cal Sinclair (RUCK – $11,800), but he’s averaging 101DS so far and his price feels just about right. He faces the Dogs’ “rucks” and saluted with a 123DS last week.

Ed Richards (DEF – $7,500) scored 85DS last week and has been the talk of SuperCoach this week, he will find things harder against the Swans but his price is attractive for his upside. Adam Tomlinson (DEF – $9,950) was down last week, but he’s flashed his 90DS potential twice so far this year, expect him to bounce back against Freo.

There’s a few ways you can go for finding a midfield cheapie in this contest. You wouldn’t go near Ben Jacobs (MID – $8,800) in SuperCoach, but Jacobs scored 86DS tagging Oliver last week and 107DS the week before tagging Seb Ross. Nick Holman (MID – $9,500) loves his cuddles and is still value at under 10k. Kamdyn McIntosh (DEF/MID – $9,100) has a nice matchup against Brisbane, and Lachie Weller (MID – $8,750) found his groove against Freo last week.

At the top tier, Stephen Coniglio (MID – $16,150) and Jack Macrae (MID – $16,450) have both been brilliant but won’t come cheap, pick one and partner them with Ed Curnow (MID – $14,450), Jarryd Lyons (MID – $14,700) or Lachie Hunter (MID – $14,500). All three have shown similar ceilings to Coniglio and Macrae but are $1500 – $2000 cheaper. Josh Caddy and Isaac Heeney, who is also a MID/FWD, are both great value at $12,500, as is Toby McLean (MID/FWD – $12,900). He’s had 56 possessions over his past 2 games.

Up forward, Zac Fisher (FWD – $9,100) faces North and has shown he is good for a 70. His teammate Charlie Curnow (FWD – $11,700) has had a super consistent start, scoring between 82 and 115 so far. Jason Castagna (FWD – $7,650) kicked 4 and had 16 disposals in the corresponding game against Brisbane last year. Will he catch fire again? Mitch Robinson (MID/FWD – $13,000) loves playing the Tigers. he had 29 possessions and 11 marks in this game last year. 

**COMMUNITY MESSAGE**

The comments on this site are getting a bit out of hand recently. If you’ve been around here for a while I’m sure you’ll agree there are some truly fantastic, kind, and knowledge fantasy football brains out there. 

Everyone is at a different level in their SuperCoach journey. Everyone has different ideas and opinions when it comes to who, and to who not, trade in / out. It’s a community so feel free offer your advice, but be respectful giving it and remember it’s their team, you don’t need to manage it for them.

Jock Reynolds happened because we all share something in common – the love of SuperCoach.

Be kind to one another – Kev xx

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  1. Mystic Mac says:

    `Love your work Kev, good luck this weekend coaches!

  2. Gorgi Park says:

    Kev. I really appreciate your efforts. Great readiing.
    I haven’t had to make a trade yet although later today I will trade Ryan to either Crowden or Henry. Haven’t yet determined who has the best JS.
    Kelly. One of my favourite players. Went him and not Oliver so now will probably trade in Ollie. Adelaide players do not suit my bye structure yet but Melbourne does. What do you think Kev?
    Have Danger, Dusty, Titch and Parker.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Cheers, GP. I'm facing the Kelly conundrum this week too. I'm pretty stumped right now to be honest. No many GWS games make it to free to air TV so I could only admire his stats from afar last year. He's a super talent.

      The only other R12 mid really stepping it up so far is Cogs. Oliver is a good bet as it only seems North is awake to the fact you can slow him down with a hard tag.

  3. INPieman says:

    Fantastic read Kev. I'd be much happier with this being a member only community. Get rid of the trolls

    • Mystic Mac says:

      agreed

    • Multi_ says:

      Agreed INPie usually read all the comments but it is turning into dribble with those trolls.
      Just need to ignore them

    • Valens_FC says:

      I play FPL every season and they have a community called Fantasy Football Scout https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/

      Similar to this community, FFS is carried by a group of die hard regulars who are respectful and understanding of managers at different stages of the journey. There's over 5 million people playing FPL so it's totally different in scale, but the passion for the game and the diversity in experience between managers is very similar.

      Most of the Scout content is available to all, but to comment you have to be a member and being a member costs 15 quid a year. That of itself is not necessarily an obstacle to trolls, but it certainly encapsulates the concept of membership and thus gives the organisers the right to terminate a membership if someone is not upholding the community spirit.

      I would certainly not be averse to paying an annual membership fee to be in the JR Community if only to provide some level of cost offset for all the time and effort the guys put in. I don't say it every time, but how can you not be grateful to Patch, Lek, Kev, Damo, Barron, Carl and then all the regular (constructive) contributors in the comments.

      Membership could then come with a no flog policy and give the guys the right to warn and ultimately terminate the membership of anyone who wants to be a full-time flog. Then if you're a flog, no comments for you. Very simple.

      • Armonk says:

        I too play FPL and think that is an excellent model for a Fantasy community (sounds a bit weird). You don't need to pay to post, but you need to sign up for an account/username which at least keeps people accountable to their crappy post history.

        I read here quite a bit but don't post often because in many ways it seems anonymous. I think membership (paid or not) would help fix a bit of that.

        On a lighter note, what's your FPL rank? Bench boosting for the double this saturday? 🙂

        • Valens_FC says:

          Ah forcing me to out my lowly FPL rank! I've really struggled this season down at 360k. Best finish was just outside the 2k, but that was when I lived in London. I find it a lot harder not seeing many games now back living in Oz.

          Bench boosting this week in a final desperate attempt to win my mini league…. somehow I don't think my triple Burnley defence is going to be a winning formula! Already shot the free hit so I've had to cover a bit for 35.

          How are you getting on?

          Fully agree with your views above btw re controlled membership, paid or otherwise.

          • Armonk says:

            Ha! I'm languishing around 100k, down from top 1k the last 2 years. Hoping Kane (C) as a differential in my mini-league can restore me to glory. Also a double up on Burnley. That FH Chip is proving to be instrumental in shaping the run in. Glad I saved it. I got Foxtel and was pleased to see they carried every game, until the Optus debacle. Very annoying.

            To draw SC lessons from FPL, I think differentials hold even more power in SC due to the limited trading. At the end of the season teams are about 80% alike making it difficult and flukey to gain ground. The organisers might want to look into a way of shaking things up…chips? More aggressive price rises? Something to prevent everyone and their dog having the same 6 midfielders.

            Anyway, best of luck for the runin and here's to 2 Burnley clean sheets!

            • Valens_FC says:

              Top 1k very good work! I know there's a lot of 1-week wonders in that comp trying to win the weekly prize, but it does feel like there's at least 1m regular players so top 1k is very much at the sharp end. I'll know where to come for advice next season!

              The struggle I have with FPL is the same with AFL. I know my team well, but I have limited knowledge of the rest of the league. At least when living in London and going to games (I was and still am a Chelsea season ticket holder!) I got a better sense of oppo clubs.

              It would be great to see a bit of evolution with SC, but I fear with the dwindling number of participants they may not continue to invest in it. Some version of the wild card or free hit available during the byes would be great. The way the teams converge in SC is the main downside imo.

      • Patch says:

        Adding money to the equation isn't something I'm huge on – I personally would want to make everything we do accessible to everyone in the community and help it grow. Besides, so few people cause an issue on the site when commenting anyway.

        Adding membership adds so much more complication to running the site, which is complicated enough work as is.

        • Valens_FC says:

          Fully understood Patch…. we're all indebted to you and the boys for keeping the community going and the work doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. It's a noble philosophy that you are following and I'm sure Jock is looking on with great pride at his legacy.

          Possible over reaction to the trolling that has been happening. Things seem to be improving the past 24 hours so let's hope that continues!

      • AlbertonOval says:

        No Flog policy works for me, great suggestion!

    • OldOcker says:

      NO IT WONT TRUST AN OLD BLOKE.

    • OldOcker says:

      Hey nuts there are easy ways to get rid of trolls.
      The Jock Reynolds website was built on contributions of others because of knowledge and experience.
      Jock was always a man for the people and his reputation was built on that.
      This site is always about the great contributors in articles and constructive comments.
      I will fix the trolls.
      I am sorry I was not here earlier to do that.
      You have only been playing along with them whether you realize it or not but I can tell you one thing.
      Any form of membership to this great site is signing the death of this site. Jock has done so many studies on the Demographics of SC participants and if it was possible to be successful Jock would still be here.

      Cheers.

  4. Bald&theBeautiful says:

    Is it crazy to trade Josh Kelly? How many weeks off would we consider trading him? Has Coniglio taken points from him or has it been his groin that's hampered him? So many questions!

    • INPieman says:

      If I didn't have Titch or Dusty I'd trade him this week. Perfect excuse. Groin injuries can linger.

      • Bald&theBeautiful says:

        Don't have Titch, so that is music to my ears. I'd be curious to hear what the rest of the community thinks!

        • The Ranger says:

          Still tossing it up Baldy but very tempted to go straight to Dusty or Macrae.

        • hedski says:

          I'm holding for a week to reassess, already bringing in Titch for Brayshaw and punting Ryan this week.

          • Multi_ says:

            Nice in Hedski

            • hedski says:

              With my luck Vince will hold him to 70 points Multi.

              • Starky says:

                I’m thinking of sucking it up this week and trading him to a Danger who would have reduced in value next week (Subject to Danger having more midfield minutes and going large)

    • Multi_ says:

      I'm holding already lost Crouch and Ablett so definitely not keen on replacing a premo will see what they say next week and if it turns into a longer term will swap to Oliver

    • GreendaleFC says:

      I'm trading him to Coniglio. Tom Mitchell is a decent trade as well. He's an important captain selection just about every week.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      I am going to trade. Ranked at 30k, so if I still want to aim at the pointy end, I need to do something radical. Bringing in Robbie Gray, because I think he is possibly the only true underpriced premium at the moment. I hope he goes ballistic for a while and it gives me an advantage over everyone waiting to get him after his bye. I have a cookie cutter team, with all the weak links like Hibberd and Lambert and Merrett. No luck with Crouch. I think already I can’t just be aiming to get in the same guys that everyone above me has. Need to be a bit adventurous. So will try something different. To bring this back to the original question- should we trade Kelly? Then the answer is: if you are in a good place with your team, maybe hold. If you need to do something out of the box (like me) then trade.

    • Patch says:

      Conventional Supercoach wisdom would say to hold, but groin injuries are a bitch. I'd still lean hold to assess, but I also don't have him. If I had him, I'd find holding a bitter pill to swallow.

      Would still hold and attempt to jump to Danger next week but I can't look anyone in the eye and judge them for trading Kelly out.

  5. The Ranger says:

    Thanks Kev.
    Community I need some advice. Crap start to the season. 356K in the bank due to injury trading. 28 trades left.

    Laird, Lloyd, Witherden, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray – Naughton, Keefe
    Danger, Titch, Fyfe, J.Kelly, Cogs, T.Kelly. Holman, Banfield – Brayshaw, Barry, Hiiggins
    Kreuzer, Gawn – English
    Heeney, Walters, Smith, Taranto, Stephenson, Fritsch – Venables, Langdon

    I was planning on going Stephenson and Venables/Brayshaw – McLean and Henry/Crowden but J.Kelly not playing is clouding my thinking….what would you do?
    Happy to entertain trading Kelly out, I don't like groins.

    • Multi_ says:

      Personally id hold Ranger and assess next week but if your keen go Kelly straight to Dusty

      • The Ranger says:

        Very tempted Multi as it gives me the big four nice and early but it doesn't work well the byes.
        It looks good on the screen but…

      • TommyC99 says:

        Thinking the same thing

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Without Kelly this week you'll be looking at a 4 rookie midfield, Ranger. He might be back next week, although GWS aren't in my good books about being transparent with injury news.

      Your planned trades aren't too bad. You could still grab McLean (super value, should be a top fwd) this week by going JK – dpp fwd into mid – McLean. Then trade Steph/Venables – move that mid dpp back fwd – grab whoever appeals with the mids. Does that work? DPP moves get all jumbled in my head haha

      • The Ranger says:

        Thanks Kev, I'm currently doing something along those lines in order to get Macrae and Mclean with both in the mids this week until I can swing McLean fwd again.

        • The Ranger says:

          If you were trading out Brayshaw or Stephenson which would it be Kev?

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        Kelly won't be back next week Kev. Just a heads up.

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      Hope you kept Stephenson

  6. EasyMoneySniper says:

    Hey community,
    Hope we did not suffer too much carnage this week….
    Murphy makes it impossible for me too loophole, so who should i start out of Eddy Richards and Nick Coffield???

    • The Ranger says:

      Jeez that's a flip of the coin one Easy.
      I liked the look of Coffield in the JLT, he just gets the nod for mine.

    • Greg says:

      Coffield out

      • Marty says:

        He is in Greg. Was on extended bench but now one of the interchange players.

    • Russty_ says:

      Liked the play of Richards…and I have no faith in the Saints this year.

  7. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Apologies to the other writers but this article was the read of the week.
    Probably gets the yellow jersey because it is laced with humour and helpful info.
    Kinda like how I like to roll.
    Well done Kev! 👍
    Keep it up mate.

    Panic level;
    Mild as we speak but could soar to stricken over the weekend.

    • Schleprock says:

      Agreed. Great reading. Thanks Kev.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Cheers, Trig. Glad you’re enjoying it mate. Good start to the year?

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Yeah mate best for a long time.
        Top 1%. Average over 2300.
        So no complaints.
        3 starting purple pods of walters, ryan and crowden been fantastic.

        Hoping my brayshaw to tarranto trade starts to pay dividends. Blemish last week for young Timmy against the swans. Expecting better this week.

        Got all the rookies right so happy days.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Yes must agree Trigg wasn't Kev's article just great . The best for a while I may be alone but I don't like any of the current batch of bubble boys I am holding Ryan looking at Zac Bailey who Mathews rates the best kid at brissy Balic when he get a start and keeping an eye on Coffield bit dear but solid. They are all a while off but why waste trades on fill ins cheers

  8. Crowboy94 says:

    Hey Guys would really appreciate some help/feedback on my team! Really struggling this year, after having a much better one last year.

    Thanks!

    Laird, Hibberd, McGovern, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray ( Naughton, Murphy)

    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Fyfe, J.Kelly, Merrett, T.Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Higgins, Barry)

    Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, McLean, Sicily, Stephenson, Henry ( Garlett, Fritsch)

    247k in bank with 27 trades

    • Doc says:

      J.Kelly to Dusty/Oliver/Macrae if you don't want to field 4 rookie mids this week but if you don't mind just hold and reassess. Maybe look at getting Stephenson out pretty quick, not sure he's that good of a cash cow. Other than that it looks decent I reckon

    • redherringfc says:

      Just hold.

      3 trades down. It’s ok at the moment. It’s a long season.

      See what the word is on kelly. You have to park a premium on the bench at some stage. Looks like 2 weeks, better than 2 weeks at the finals with 3 donuts coming your way.

      If Kelly does what we know he will do you’ll end up bringing him back in.

      Round games can be a lottery at this time of the year. Play a smart game and by week 7 or 8 you’ll be better than most with plenty of trades to go.

  9. Locked and Loaded says:

    The Josh Kelly CONUNDRUM!! I’ll defontioey be holding unless I had a 4 rookie starting midfield then I’d probably hit the button…
    Question is this guys – considering Brayshaw -> Richards vis Finlayson AND Liam Ryan -> Zac Fisher/ Crowden??

    Advice appreciated

    • Multi_ says:

      Sorry Lock but defontioey <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😂" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f602.svg"&gt; it’s as far as I could get to funny bud

      • Locked and Loaded says:

        Just an autocorrect mistake champ lol… on the iPhone

        • Multi_ says:

          Made me laugh mate good old IPhone. I even got caught out by someone at work as I was trying to pronounce it the way it was typed

          • Locked and Loaded says:

            😂😂 that’s great!!
            mate I hate typing on this thing

      • Russty_ says:

        Gotta wonder who programs Auto-correct if it ends up like that?..haha

        • Locked and Loaded says:

          Well more to the fact it didn’t autocorrect lol left it as typed… btw I’d love some advice on my question LOL

          • Russty_ says:

            Oh sorry mate lol, I like the Richards move, and Ryan to Henry or Crowden, reckon Henry has more upside, in a better team, and not a supercoach burning coach like Lyon.

            • Locked and Loaded says:

              Cheers mate lol
              Yeah I’m all of a sudden thinking of trading Josh Kelly not liking what I’m hearing

  10. Mystic Mac says:

    I'm in the same boat Crowboy.. Hoping McGovern comes good this week.

  11. hedski says:

    Thanks again Kev, well said on the last issue.
    I'm holding Kelly for a week, will loop D.Fog and Banfield for his spot.
    Got a few juicy matchups in the head to heads this week, good luck to Shake, Russty, Pieman, Gator and Brownlow Boy…..let's dance!

    • Russty_ says:

      Good luck to you too bud, and all the boys and girls in all our leagues 🙂

      • Beezneez says:

        Still reeling over you beating me by one last week in Guns and Rookies.

        • Russty_ says:

          Sorry about that Beez, I'm sure you'll get revenge on me at some point mate haha

    • INPieman says:

      Looking forward to locking horns mate

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      Have Kelly aswell Hedski wont be doing any sideways trade this week either but Kelly is a worry. Hopeful Danger drops about 30k this week might look at that sideways trade next week. Good luck to ur Cats but not for you this week!! 😜

  12. FranklinShow says:

    Is Toby McLean a must have in SC this year, he appears to be getting a elevated time through the mids, he gets involved in a large portion of doggies scores and seems a very neat kick. I feel like he will be a top 8 forward but I'm nervous to bring him in so early in the year.
    My top 10 fwds (in no particular order) – Heeney, Billings, Franklin, Menegola, Walters, McLean, Smith, Gray, Greene & Petraca.

    Any i have missed in the communities opinion.

    • Valens_FC says:

      I had high hopes for De Goey pre-season before he went on his bender. He's handy in front of goal and with midfield spots looking like they will open up due to injury he's one to watch. JJK with the Eagles travelling better than expected. Lots of love for Hogan this week, especially if he really is going to play a Nick Roo style role from here on in.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Hogan and J J K

    • Marty says:

      Lynch from GC

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      Dixon? KPF like couple of other suggestions. Patton if Lobb keeps up the no show. Sicily if not suspended. Mundy, Wallis and doghouse could get there. It's a very open top 10 for me and in the 6 to 20 zone I don't think there I'll be a lot of point diffference. For me the question is which ones can avg 100+. Heeney Gray Walters Menegola. Who else?

  13. skate or die says:

    community, it's a long year. If you have Kelly, hold. Unless you have two or more premos injured, everyones priority ATM should be trading in your cash generation "cash cows" on the bubble.

    • skate or die says:

      I should also mention, I have Kelly in my team

      • Leeds17 says:

        Understand the thinking but I held Hanners last year & this feels very similar, Kelly knocking out 3 pretty decent scores whilst obviously in some discomfort, it's all well and good if he comes back next week but if he has the same role from the last 2 weeks he wont be the 110+ player I started with him to be.

        Very much a personal preference trade, I personally haven't made a trade yet, rookies are solid bar having Ryan, I've got to deal with Gaz, so a Gaz & Kelly for Coniglio & Dusty/Danger is very much on the cards for me.

  14. Clayt says:

    Gray v Walters for F5. Someone pitch me! (note: already have heeney, devon, mclean & billings). Can't afford Greene or Buddy

  15. dave says:

    Who are we trading in for Ryan?

    • Rabbits16 says:

      henry for me biggest breakeven… job security with henry i have no idea though

    • Leeds17 says:

      Henry's the best option Job security is rock solid, Taylor & Henderson look like they'll probably be out till after the byes.

      • dave says:

        Henry is not the best option. Henry plays for the saints and saints play cats at eithad. Henry up fwd the saints won't kick goals cause can't kick and miss each other hope roof is closed the cats should win by lots of goals I think Ryan trades for Venables he is playing this week so will rise heaps and heaps in money then can buy ablett so he will make me score huge and I can win against my bro David.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Still undecided, was gonna trade him to henry. There's a few rookies playing this round and many more to come in the coming weeks. Will hold him until i have better option of rookies to choose from.

  16. Steve says:

    Firmly of the opinion to trade out Kelly this week.

    Kelly to Dusty with 100k in the bank or Kelly to Cogs with 260k

    Which option is better community?

    Cheers

    • Yo-Yo Yeo says:

      Dusty pretty easily for mine

    • Finnius says:

      Yeah Dusty is 100% top five mid. Must have.

    • Leeds17 says:

      Do you have Danger & Titch? If so I'd go to Coniglio personally a 105-110ave for under 500K is amazing. Best to have 2 of the big 3 mids though

  17. TommyC99 says:

    Worried about Kelly’s groin and I read from the other thread that he has carried this for a while. Wanting to swap him for dusty. Should I be worried about the Robinson tag this week?

    • Valens_FC says:

      Wouldn't have thought so… Dusty on the back of last year's finals untaggable in my view. His ability to go forward and dominate one on one a very powerful counter if he is actually struggling to win the ball in midfield. Kicked a lazy 5 against the crows in a losing team. Bloody gun.

    • Saundo says:

      If you’re going for a league win, trade him, otherwise hold! Look at your competition

    • pod says:

      Robinson is a good tagger when fit but not sure he can stop Dusty going at least 120. I would do it if had your prob.

  18. Crowboy94 says:

    What do people think of Stephenson to Petracca? Will leave me with only 5k in the bank though…

    • Rabbits16 says:

      trade down to crowden, henry, richards, ratugolea? make 50 60k from the trade alone? thats the direction i would go

    • redherringfc says:

      You missed Petraccas value. Don’t pay more than the others for him. Get your value elsewhere.

      • Andrew says:

        If u think he’ll be a top 10 forward there is still great value in picking him up now

    • Lekdog says:

      Did you do this?

    • NoLanguage says:

      Hope for your sake you kept Stephenson $$$

    • theRealPod says:

      Did you go ahead with the trade? I hope you held Stephenson, looks like making some decent cash after last night. Didn't get a lot of it but kicked a few snags which would of no doubt impressed Bucks and the toothless brigade.

      • Crowboy94 says:

        No I didn't Haha thank God! I traded down Ryan to Henry and JKelly to Macrae.
        Also left Stephenson on field! 🙂

  19. CJudd3Votes says:

    Holding Kelly for as long as Danger's BE sits above 150

  20. Johnny says:

    J.lyons worth a go? Could easily fill an m7 or m8 if it goes wrong & a lot higher if it comes off. He looks an absolute powerhouse that midfield is his at GC. It would be a trade for lobb.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Researching him for lock of the week the only downside to him is he d.e%. He fills his SC stats in a lot of ways, instead of just relying on a few things. Very tempting option for JK, good for my bye coverage too

      • Demonlover84 says:

        What about his awful bye Kev or are you thinking the rookies will be enough cover and Lyons will score enough points during the season?

        • Johnny says:

          I can make the cash to go straight up to dusty. But the value in Lyons seems so good Kev. Dusty may drop 40k yet . I think the rookies are good enough to cover a crappy bye demon. Just as long as u don’t have to many port or GC .

  21. Reece says:

    Only dilemma this week is wether to field Garlett, Fritsch or Venebals! Help me out community! Thanks guys

  22. BrownlowBoy says:

    Help me out fellas. Really torn this week and unsure of what trades (if any) to make.

    30 trades and 107k in the bank.

    Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finalyson, Murray, Naughton, Murphy
    Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Holman, Banfield, Brayshaw, Garlett, Barry
    Gawn, Nank, Olango
    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Walters, Taberner, Fritisch, Ryan, Langdon

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Ryan to Henry or Crowden

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Yes, I've been contemplating that. I'm not sure whether to wait for Coffield next week or go one of these boys. I don't see Henry scoring like he did last week, there is no way he gets that many intercepts every week and we saw Crowden score poorly in his first outing, with his stats very similar between his lowest score and his highest score.

        • hedski says:

          Just read on afl site that Hendo could still be a while off BB and not much news on Harry, I think Henry will be a good pickup.
          Got you in your league this week good luck. What's your plans for J. Kelly?

          • BrownlowBoy says:

            Probably hold Hedski. Not going to jump on Dusty although it is tempting. Gonna have Robinson hanging off him this week. Thinking I'll just suck it up and roll with a rookie on field.

            How about yourself? You got Kelly?

        • neil demons delight says:

          I am with you B B. The Saints have to have something go right .Coffield looks a standout but costly.

      • fcabel says:

        Henry concussed in first. Only played 35% game.

    • Ja191 says:

      One definite one would be ryan to either crowden/henry. kelly could also be someone you could look at swapping to possibly dusty or conigs. Pretty torn myself on kelly. Rest of the team looks pretty solid.

  23. Yo-Yo Yeo says:

    FFS Kelly, another groin injury.
    I've got Kreuzer, Armitage, Lobb & now Kelly all with dodgy groins. Ok, so Lobb and Armitage I knew coming into this season about their groins so I'll hold a mirror up for that one.
    As for the other 2, could they let me know perhaps before I select them.
    Note for 2019: before I select any player I'm gonna get in contact with their partners to find out if they have any groin issues. I'll try to do it without sounding creepy!!!

  24. NickyLeigh says:

    Help Needed: Should i drop McGovern for Simpson this week or wait a week and pick up Yeo (Yeo will drop more than McGovern this week hence money "saved")

  25. Cliffy says:

    I am another that faces the Kelly conundrum this week!

    I'm pretty certain to go Ryan – Henry so far, so that's fine but I couldn't stand the thought of a 4 rookie midfield this week so could that be a good enough excuse to move Kelly on? This was my Mids at the moment:

    Martin, Mitchell, Kelly*, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Holman, Kelly (GEEL) (Banfield, Garlett, Barry)

    Because I already have Martin and Mitchell (had them from day dot), was thinking I could go for a POD in either Gibbs/Lyons/Macrae. What do you guys think? Thanks

    • Rapid growth says:

      My thoughts are Macrae just gets the job done and under the radar,i also have Kelly really tempted to wait one week and then trade him for Danger who will come down in price anyone else see this as correct call?

  26. Ja191 says:

    field banfield, barry or fogarty for kelly?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Banfield

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Fogarty. Will stretch pie defenders and kick 4 tonight! Banfield will be tagging cog!

      • Ja191 says:

        fogarty from geelong that is 6

      • Finnius says:

        Banfield did the job on Hall last week (more of an outside runner). I think he will be on Shiel this week as they are similarly explosive runners. Ross will want to limit that influence.

        • SW Rooster XXX says:

          Could be right, I see Shiel as more of an inside mid…… I think Whitfield is more like for like with Hall…….
          Agree that Shiel is a potential Banfield target though…

          Definitely not a sure thing he goes to Cogs….

          All comes down to who's influence Freo rate the highest as well as who they think they can successfully negate…..

      • SW Rooster XXX says:

        Interesting one who Banfield will go to…..

        Cogs could be high on his radar…

        Must be some chance he goes to Whitfield – who struggled with the Hewett tag v Sydney last round… Showed that Whitfield is potentially an easy target for taggers – could they possibly go that way – outside players such as Whitfield are as a rule much easier prey for taggers than an inside Mid such as Cogs…… fact Whitfiled struggled with the tag could actually put a target on his head for more attention….

        I think the Whitfield role is very important to GWS, especially with no Scully and Kelly who like Whitfiled provide a massive amount of run and carry for GWS – GWS game is based heavily around that two way running so be interesting to see which way Freo go….

        Obviously the fact Cogs has been racking up plenty of footy as well as hitting the scoreboard will not have gone unnoticed but I don't think it is certain Banfield goes to Cogs – certainly a worry for Cogs owners and/or people considering trading him in but not sure its a moral that Banfield goes to Cogs…

  27. Andrew says:

    Which two out of Stephenson, Fritsch, Henry and Garlett to field?

  28. Tyruddanaut says:

    Trades this week:

    Billings—> McLean (Bontempelli playing forward much more)
    Ryan —> Henry (Averages 90+ when not injured*)

    *1 game

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Your plan if Bont goes back to the middle and Billings starts playing middle again? Will you use another trade then?

    • pod says:

      only the second trade makes sense

  29. nickgonzalez771 says:

    Cheers Kev for the brilliant write up. We all appreciate the efforts you and the boys put in. Agreeing on all fronts, we're here to have a good time and not take ourselves too seriously. Here's hoping we've got a brilliant season ahead of us, within these forums and injury-wise!

    On the trades front for me just one this week with L.Ryan out for Henry, Guthrie out for 8-9 and Henry on the field gives me a lot of confidence. Didn't want to field another Freo player, particularly a rookie, with Banfield, Brayshaw, Walter and #FyfeisLyfe already part of my team.

    Was a shaky decision to keep Zerrett but I'll stick with him, although Lyons looks like he could have an amazing season at this rate. Kicking myself with the toss up between the two of them ahead of the start of the season, but it seemed like too big a risk.

    Last week with Brayshaw unless he screws his head on right, backing him to do enough to make some cash still. Need all the healthy bodies I can get with ZGL (Back soon though, woo-hoo!) and Kruzzzeeeee not looking 100%.

    Should I be worried at all about Fritsch getting picked? Teams will be finalised soon, I know, but otherwise I've only got Garlett to take his place and hit output is shaky at best.

    Cheers in advance!

    • Demonlover84 says:

      Fritsch will play, Goody loves him and he's important to our structure with Hogan playing up field more. I'm in the same boat with Zerrett and Brayshaw. Zerrett needs at least a 90 average over the next few weeks for me to keep him though. Brayshaw is gone next week unless he pulls out a 60 odd.

  30. Locked and Loaded says:

    Trading out Josh Kelly and Ryan

    FOR

    Option 1 – Coniglio and Zac Fisher
    Option 2 – Oliver and Henry/ Crowden

  31. Bazza says:

    Billings owners, are you trading? I'm on the fence.
    If I were to trade, I would trade in Conigs via dpp. That would mean my forwards will be light on with the likes of Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Christensen and Fritsch / Garlett.
    Atleast I would have a keeper in Coniglio though?

    • FearTheBeard says:

      I had given him the boot till this Kelly news.

      So I then reversed. To be a little more detailed they both had break evens around same to be honest (Billings around 160).

      Figured I could cut him now and bank for double upgrades next week OR give him one last chance and if he flops he goes and danger comes in with a mid swinging down to forward.

    • Beezneez says:

      I was thinking seriously about him or Sicily for McLean. However, with Kelly out, it gives me another look at Billings and Sicily. I traded Crouch for Coniglio with my only trade last week. I'm considering Kelly to McLean and Ryan to Crowden and next week either Sicily or Billings to Martin.

  32. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Josh Kelly first 3 games has achieved 4 clearances! Just the 4! He is averaging 23 disposals, which shows he has carried his groin injury and isn't covering the ground as well. He averaged 29 disposals last year. His output is affected by cogs and will continue being affected. Jump off while you can, his form may take a while to come back especially if his OP goes beyond mild.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Makes a lot of sense. Hate trading premiums, but sometimes there is a case for it.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      What's an OP?

    • TommyC99 says:

      Cheers 66, will be going straight to dusty!

    • Derek says:

      i was going to go Lobb to Coniglio.

      i do have the cash to go Kelly to Danger.

      but can't do both.

      I can wait and if kelly is no good next week get Danger then, after a bit of a price drop.

      • Liam says:

        Lobb to Henry then danger to Kelly. That’s what I’m doing anyway.

        Picking up danger at under 20% percent ownership, no gaz and had a enough time to recover from his injury.
        If danger goes big next few weeks and you have him a captain you could fly up the ranks.

        Just my opinion, Lobb to coniglio is still a strong trade.

        Cheers

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          I like it Liam. Get Danger in NOW. Don't fluff around worrying about a 20K price drop. I started with Danger, but if I had not, and had Kelly, I would trade Danger in without hesitation at the expense of Kelly. Danger is quite capable of going 200 this week against North Melbourne. Coaches who hesitate here now, could pay big time and ruin their seasons.

          • Crowboy94 says:

            Hey TopHawk do you think I should trade down Kelly to Cogs so I can upgrade Ryan to say Petracca?

            • Liam says:

              I’m not tophawk, but will give some advice anyway.

              I would only complete these trades if you are confident in these two being top 10 scorers in their positions, not just players that you can afford.

              • Crowboy94 says:

                Cogs will definitely be top 10.
                Petracca is definitely going to average over 90 this year which should be enough to be top 10 in the FWD line.

            • TOPHAWK1 says:

              You can consider it, but Coniglio is no Dangerfield. No real guarantees Cogs finishing top 10 mid. He is injury prone. But that said, I have Petracca and picked him because he is close to really taking it to another level. Do it if you think Coniglio will deliver for you. Good luck mate!

          • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

            Against st kilda Hawk. I think its worth waiting a week im predicting a $30k drop just hoping Steele can do some sort of a negating role.

            • TOPHAWK1 says:

              I am not sure Shake. If Danger is in one of those moods, Steele will not stop him IMO. Ablett out means Danger will get more mid time and the cats need a win. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Would I be more nervous not going in with Danger or trading him in for Kelly right now? I know I would be a lot less nervous if I traded him in. Stuff the $30K. That's just how I see it mate. It's only my take on it though. Good luck in your leagues and the round Shake!

    • dave says:

      I call your bluff 66. Ead flog

  33. Michael says:

    Hey guys! Really need some help with my team, currently have 29 trades (only trade was Ryan > Richards via Sicily), and currently have 138k leftover. Should I downgrade one of Brayshaw or LDU, or hold? Thanks!

    DEF: Laird Hibberd Doedee Murray Finlayson Richards (Naughton Murphy)
    MID: Titch Dusty Fyfe Bont Parker Cripps T.Kelly Holman (Brayshaw LDU Banfield)
    RUCK: Gawn Nank (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney Billings Smith Petracca Sicily Fritsch (Garlett Langon)

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Nice team, Michael. Looking good. Hold both I reckon, let them slow burn on your bench until a really good rookie option comes along

  34. Trade or no trade? says:

    Need some help. Thinking of trading Brayshaw (via DPP) for Richards. Richards will obviously make more $$ in the very short term but is it worth a trade? I'm not going for overall, just winning a lucrative cash league.

    Any views welcome. My gut says Brayshaw is a slow burn and while Richards might make more over the journey a trade is a trade.

    Cheers

    • Patch says:

      I've switched to trading Brayshaw after advocating to hold during the week. Personally want to lock in cash generation and then sit on trades for a few weeks

      • Trade or no trade says:

        Interesting and thx for the reply. With Dom Barry confirmed out he will now catch the bullet instead of Brawshaw.ie same thinking but culling a non playing rookie for a playing rookie albeit it's always difficult culling one with a negative b.e like Barry but Richards seems worthwhile

  35. JJJ says:

    Richards, Henry or Crowden??

    If I don't swing Siciliy bak i have 3 rookie forwards. My hands are tied aren't they for structures sake?

    • Steeeve says:

      This question has been asked a million times (including by me about 100 — and again below). No one can say for sure. I'm going with Henry and hoping he holds his spot for at least a month. Richards is a little more expensive. That's literally my only reason. Oh and Crowden plays for Ross so bugger that.

    • Patch says:

      If you've got 3 rooks onfield up forward I'd go with Richards mate.

  36. red5 says:

    I'm keeping Ryan for the VC loophole

  37. red5 says:

    Not much talk about Armitage.
    Is he a keeper for the time being?

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Two 70's and a 49 doesn't scream keeper material to me, red. Needs a decent score this to push his b.e down, average is 67 – b.e is 66

    • Patch says:

      Has been DROPPED sensationally. Would flick him asap Red!

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      downgrade upgrade or hold one week are all valid s.t other priorities. May be back next week and be the stepping stone you and I selected.

  38. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Ryan to Henry locked in.
    Is Billings a hold or jump on McLean?

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Hogan also an option to free up some cash but feel like he'll slow down whilst McLean will be much more consistent

      • SirSamuel016 says:

        In my opinion, I think it's the team that's letting Billings down and not his style of play so I'd hold him for now. I don't see enough merit in trading him yet as you'd probably just be chasing points. Back him in and save a trade you might need later down the road.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hold Billings mate. He is a gun.

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      hold, too many outs atm

    • theRealPod says:

      Billings hasn't got a good record vs Cats so likely to bleed some cash. IF you're going to trade him out then now is the time.

  39. Freddy says:

    Kelly to Macrae (better for bye structure) or dusty (better player)

  40. Sammy_14 says:

    Brayshaw to Richards and Ryan to Waterman Or Herny?

    thoughts?

    • Steeeve says:

      Missed the boat on waterman imo. When henry and richards lose the first score from their 3 week avgs they will shoot up in price… if they're still picked. Waterman also at risk of beinh squeezed out with JJK and Darling both playing.

  41. Sammy_14 says:

    Herny, Crowden or Waterman for Ryan?

  42. SirSamuel016 says:

    Fantastic write up Kev! Great message for the community too!

    Making my first trade of the year this week trading out Ryan for Henry (Puts me up to 97.2K in the bank). I'm wanting to hold rookies like Naughton, Brayshaw and Dow at the moment to get as much cash out of them as possible, and as for some of my premos like Zorko, Billings and my gamble of Sandilands I've just got to back them in until injury do we part.

    Best of luck this round everyone!

  43. Andrew says:

    Haven’t seen Henry or Crowden. Can someone fill me in on types of players they are?

    • Patch says:

      Henry a defender playing above his size of 191cm in a key role. Crowden a smaller mid/forward – not a crumbing forward though – who's putting on a lot of pressure.

      I'm bringing both in. Crowden has better job security, Henry will make cash faster.

    • Steeeve says:

      Henry picked up some nice possies in defence. Real athlete, smooth mover. Could get lock down roles and post low scores.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Henry is a tall explosive player with a very good vertical leap. He has been named at full back for the cats. This might suit his natural ability as he may take plenty of intercept marks. Good rookie. Crowden I know a bit less about, more of a nuggety and in/under type player who can kick a goal or two. Reminds me a bit of Hayden Balantyne. Hope that helps.

  44. Steeeve says:

    I haven't been able to use the C loophole yet and won't be able to again with Murphy my only out and playing Friday night. Backing Danger (third week in a row as my C) with no Ablett he will surely turn it on!

    Still losing sleep over whether I should bring in Henry or Ed Richards. Thinking Henry for now. What is everyone else doing for L Ryan?

  45. Mystic Mac says:

    Danger is due! Lock the C throw the key

    • pod says:

      I with you Mac.. look out Saints

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Yup. Dusty into Danger. Dusty would need to clear 140 for me to do the loophole!

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Even if I had Danger I would captain Titch, too hard to ignore his form

      • Russty_ says:

        I see your point mate, could be different this week though with Danger being at his new home with 99% crowd support.

  46. BloodyFranklin says:

    I reckon the weather is gonna wreak havoc on the weekend! ⛈

    Cheers Kev for the awesome write up! Absolutely flooded the community with quality content once again. We are unworthy of your brain-knowledge 🧠

    Best of luck to all you mad crabs! 🦀

  47. ??? says:

    Need HELP!!

    Laird, Hibberd, bonner, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray ( Naughton, o'shea)

    Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, J.Kelly, cripps, T.Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, brodie, Barry)

    Gawn, naitanui (Cameron)

    Heeney, Billings, smith, petracca, ryan, fogarty ( ahern, Fritsch)

    499k in bank with 27 trades left.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Brodie to cogs with that much cash.
      Then deal with Ryan as you please
      Maybe up then loop fogarty tonight with Fritsch

      • ??? says:

        what about kelly

        • SirSamuel016 says:

          I'd hold Kelly as he could only be out for a week and ideally you don't want to trade too much atm seeing you're three trades down. See how he pulls up next week and if he'll be out for another week or two then you can put him up to Danger who'll be much lower in price. I think you should just make one trade this week of Ryan to Henry or Crowden, your choice but I went with Henry as he's in fewer teams and is a small little point of difference.

    • Marty says:

      ??? to a name

  48. KSinny says:

    Ok guys here's my plan for Kelly, I'll hold him this week and Wait for Danger tob go down a bit then if Kelly is out for more than one more week I'll trade him straight up to Danger. Thoughts?

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Think I am doing the same

    • Derek says:

      that is what i'm thinkin' as well

      • Derek says:

        will need danger to drop to $728k to just make the one trade next week. I'll have to get the slide rule out to see what that equates for danger to score this week.

  49. Bazza says:

    Think I'm gonna hold Billings, Brayshaw and my trades this week.
    Get itchy fingers and usually pull the trade – gonna be more responsible this time round haha

  50. Bazza says:

    Actually scrap that… have Will Bodie doing nothing.
    Trade him to Crowden or dpp to Waterman (or Henry)?

  51. Gibbs says:

    Trade or Hold Josh Kelly? Dont like to trade premiums but he has looked below his best this year!

    • Ja191 says:

      116, 108 and 91 is definitely not terrible especially nursing a groin issue. I'd personally hold for another round and reassess

  52. hedski says:

    Dom Barry out, looks like I can vc Fyfe instead of Laird now.

    • hedski says:

      Ah crap no I can't, if Fogarty drops a turd tonight I'll have to play Banfield, Laird it is.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Oh wow Mirra is finally getting a game as well

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      Fyfe into Gawn

    • pod says:

      Fyfe or Parker VC? into Danger C

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Ahhhh scheize!! Another rook not going to make any cash this week. That's Murphy, ZGL, and now Barry earning $0.00. This is becoming a problem. Ryan is gone for Henry. Barry may turn into a Crowden now. Need the cash to keep rolling in. Still have 29 trades. Barry is a mediocre rookie in any case, so no great loss should he be back next week. Wont earn much cash. Time to ponder. Good luck this round Hedski!

  53. Gsal says:

    Now with kelly out indefinite who would be the best bet to bring in –
    Oliver
    Gibbs
    Sloane
    Pendels
    Franklin
    Macrae
    Llyons
    Jselwood
    Wines
    Cripps

    • Finnius says:

      I like oliver, gibbs and macrae from that lot. Would be going Macrae purely because he is a POD and his bye.

  54. Dave says:

    I have Murphy, Barry and Ryan all rookies out.
    Would it be best to just trade Ryan to Henry at this stage?
    Using just the 1 trade?

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Yep

    • Derek says:

      yes.

      Barry will play again, hopefully soon and he is just being managed.

      Murphy has a hammy problem, but it might not be too bad.

  55. HallyMate says:

    Started the season off with Zerrett, Crouch and Josh Kelly, been a ripper start to the season so far

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Yup. Same. And I added Lambert and Hibberd to that unfortunate mess. It’s all my own fault- I picked that flog Sicily as well. Was always going to end in tears.

    • scrotum says:

      im hearing you hally merret zorko kelly crouch

  56. Defying_Madness says:

    Armitage omitted for anyone who own him might be time to trade

  57. pod says:

    How do you think Naughton will go against Buddy this week? Might be a good time to VC the Budstar.

  58. min0008 says:

    Bringing in Crowden for Ryan but not sure whether to bring in Henry or Richards and who to trade out from Dow, Brayshaw or Barry.

    Both of them will be on the bench anyway

  59. Liam says:

    Henry or Ed Richards ?

  60. ??? says:

    Need HELP!!

    L.ryan for who 449k 27 trades

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      can you get into mids too or only forwards?

      • ??? says:

        mids too

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          Show your team.

          • ??? says:

            Laird, Hibberd, bonner, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray ( Naughton, o'shea)

            Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, J.Kelly, cripps, T.Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, brodie, Barry)

            Gawn, naitanui (Cameron)

            Heeney, Billings, smith, petracca, ryan, fogarty ( ahern, Fritsch)

            • BrownlowBoy says:

              Hogan is you're ballsy.
              or Sicily in my opinion. Be interested to hear other people's opinions though.

            • Ja191 says:

              i'd personally go down to henry/crowden and seeing you dont have danger use the money next week to upgrade j kelly if he's out again to danger/a different player

            • BadgerHoney7 says:

              Sicily, DPP as well

  61. Andy says:

    Trade Kelly to Coniglio and Ryan to Crowden, picket 100k ! Why not ?

  62. Mick says:

    I can go Brayshaw to Lyons by downgrading Lobb to Henry/Crowden. Worth it or am I just chasing points?

    • Pitch72 says:

      Lyons has TRAP written all over it, remember Brandon Matera last year!

  63. Patch says:

    On the internet, no-one knows you're a chicken… lovely stuff Kev!

    ARMO OUT. Sound the ALARMO. Trade, trade, trade.

    If you can get him to Gonigliog (Coniglio) do so, if not send him down to a rook. Did not see that one coming.

    Personally don't see Dom Barry making it back into that side but I'm no expert on Port's lineup.

    • Andrew says:

      Barry won’t make it back Patch I agree

    • Saundo says:

      I’m a port supporter and can’t see him making it back, trade to Colfield next week!

    • red5 says:

      thinking side swap to Mitch Robinson or Seedsman (with $90k in the bank)

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Agreed patch. I am seriously considering trading out Barry to either Crowden or Fogarty. I have ZGL, Murphy, and now Barry earning SFA cash on my bench. I need the cash to keep rolling in. ZGL and Murphy should both be back soon with decent JS, but like you say, Barry might struggle getting back into Port's team. You thinking of giving Barry the flick too? If so, for who? Already traded Ryan out for Henry.Great write up as always!!

      • nickgonzalez771 says:

        I have the exact same situation TH. Way too many Dockers in my team if I bring Crowden in is the only concern. Giving it one more night to think it over, but you've all almost convinced me to give Barry the flick!

    • Russty_ says:

      Makes me feel better about trading Armo out last week now lol

  64. Ahmad rubas says:

    how will tom Mitchell cope with the Ben Jacobs tag? I could bring him in this week for Kelly but if Kelly is only out one week and Mitchell scores poorly against Jacobs would it be smarter to try and get titch as an upgrade instead and hope he drops in price around round 7 or 8 with a poor round 5 score in his rolling average?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Mitchell is playing Melbourne and Ben Jacobs plays for North Melbourne.

      • Ja191 says:

        chill mate it was a mistake

      • Marcus says:

        Hawthorn is playing North next week though
        Jacobs is an elite tagger so could still limit him, but Mitchell is so good at extracting the ball I can't imagine he will be shut down. Could be looking at a score around the low 100's I think

        • Ahmad rubas says:

          Yeah that's what I was thinking as well he only dropped under the ton once last season

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        I meant round 5 which is why I mention his round 5 score at the end I should of made that clearer I guess

    • Jack says:

      Personally Ahmad I think Mitchell will handle himself okay against Jacobs. Even if he scores 100 odd he won't drop that much unless he backs it up with another bad score.
      I like your thinking though, if you think Jacobs will lower his colours, then your plan looks pretty good.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      Sorry for the mix up I meant should I not bring him in this week because next week he could have a bad week and his price could drop or am I clutching at straws and making stuff up to justify my mistake of not starting him

  65. John says:

    Field Brayshaw or Banfield?

    • Finnius says:

      Banfield

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      I've been saying Brayshaw all first 3 rounds hoping he will score decently, but hasn't. Risk = Brayshaw, Safe = Banfield

  66. Yellownblack says:

    Hi all

    Can't figure out what to do with Kelly!?

    Toying with the idea of moving out Kelly and Ryan and bringing in McLean and ryan(freo) via ddp with finlayson to mids?

    Just don't like trading premos.. any advise would be greatly appreciated!!

    Good luck all

  67. Connor says:

    Anyone know what The Phantom is doing this week RE Mitch Crowden VS Jack Henry VS Ed Richards — tried reading article but was blocked..

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      He is trading Liam ryan to Mitch crowden and josh Kelly to tom Mitchell. Last week he traded hibberd to Murphy and Clark to dusty. He has been quite aggressive so far but smart considering he now has the big 3

      • Krups says:

        If he was smart he would of started with Mitchell and Dusty in the first place???????

        • Ahmad rubas says:

          Obviously that would of been the ideal but even people like phantom who are really good supercoaches make mistakes

          • Connor says:

            Maybe he thought he wouldn't miss as many points as he has… Did start Dangerfield on bench for Round 1 – also backed in Kelly to go huge this year so yes, a mistake

          • joe444 says:

            Okay, so I can let "would of" go once, even twice.

            But after a third time? It's "would have", people!!!

  68. Yo-Yo Yeo says:

    Lobb, Armitage, Ryan and I think Kelly all need to go for me. Not sure which 2 should go first. If it's Lobb and Kelly I can bring in 2 premo's.
    If Armo or Ryan I'd have to trade down. Not sure what to do. Any help appreciated?

    • Finnius says:

      Armitage and Lobb for me. Paint the fence – Armo to one of the big 3 if you don't have them, and then Lobb to Henry.

  69. scrotum says:

    barry is out correct ??

  70. Sc_Wow says:

    Hey community just a little teaser of things to come https://imgur.com/a/vcdBP

    Good luck this week, C’mon Danger!!!

  71. zerowins says:

    Have a conundrum. Should i do
    Lobb and Kelly for gray and martin or
    Lobb and Brayshaw for henry and martin

  72. Johnny says:

    Why is esava rataguloa gettin no love? His JS is better than both Henry and crowdens.. if he starts rucking lookout too! What’s everybody else think

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Johnny, he's one big tough mofo, looks fairly mobile too, could be a good future ruckman, better than anyone they have now for sure.

    • Post_MaSloane says:

      He tucked in JLT when Stanley went down and was awful, he will drop some stinkers

    • hedski says:

      Henry has the best js with Harry and the Henderson out for a while.

      • Johnny says:

        I might go crowden DPP with Garlett in the mids will be handy to cover injuries etc. just not sold on Henry like everyone else seems to be. I dunno about hislockdown FB role and is with hendo and Taylor

  73. redherringfc says:

    Call him what you want, but Sicily looks like a great replacement for Ryan, since he’s still on his starting price.

    Ryan went up 70k, everyone had him. I had to trade, so this makes it seem like Sicily is only 340k. Bargain.

  74. redherringfc says:

    Over 9000 people have traded out Kelly.

    Some seriously trigger happy people out there.

    He will come back and smash it.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Hope so! Also hope Merrett pulls his finger out!

    • Russty_ says:

      Groins can be tricky mate…could be out multiple weeks, output is already down probably because of the injury.

    • joe444 says:

      Disagree.

      Groin injuries can ruin seasons. His output this year is already down on last year.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Disagree. Get the value out of him now, a groin is a shit injury to have nagging at you

    • Dice says:

      Be sure to let us know how you’re going the next few weeks he’s out superstar

  75. Banksy says:

    Brayshaw – Henry
    Kelly – Dusty

    good trades?

  76. Tommo says:

    Brayshaw – Henry worth if it gives me the funds to bring in a premo

  77. r_calve says:

    whats the verdict with merrett or keep if trade who for

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Need to keep him now he has bled a lot of cash and should have other problems to worry about

      • Russty_ says:

        Agree, should've traded last week if he was going to….have to stick with him now r-calve

  78. Holty says:

    Not starting Laird would have to be the biggest mistake in SC ive made for the year.

  79. Russty_ says:

    Pains me to say this but…Collingwood are looking pretty good lol

    • Finnius says:

      I used to hate collingwood with the rat pack and all, but I am actually happy to see them playing well. I really like Buckley – cops a lot of flack but is always honest, hardworking and fronts up to criticism. Has the full support of the team, coaches a lot one on one and seems like a really good guy. Hopefully they can keep it up.

      • Captain Risky says:

        Same, Tigers supporter but hope Collingwood go ok this year..and of course if Adelaide lose, Happy Days!!

      • Russty_ says:

        Same here Finn, I hope they do well this year, have copped a lot of shit over the last 5 years or so.

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      We’re a bad team, wildly inconsistent and i think we just adapted better to the conditions. Keep in mind that crows are missing a large portion of their midfield in the crouch brothers. If we played north next week we’d probably lose tbh.

      • Russty_ says:

        Be proud Aurora, they're on their way back 🙂

        • AuroraBorealis?! says:

          I never hold out much hope as a Collingwood supporter, just expect the worst and perhaps be pleasantly surprised.

      • The Ranger says:

        6/7 of the best 22 still out AB.
        Good performance that,

        • hedski says:

          Speaking of which Ranger, I'm playing someone in a mates league that has Wells on the bench?!!

      • theRealPod says:

        Have you seen the Pies injury list and missing players? I tipped the Pies last night with confidence and expect them to finish in the top 8 this season. Grundy is a star, I'm finding a way to get him in my side asap.

        • AuroraBorealis?! says:

          I really dont see why you'd pick them with confidence, we have a good midfield with terrible disposal efficiency (minus pendlebury) and terrible forward entry. A pretty bad forward line and an underwhelming defence (howe is a gun though). I see absolutely no reason why you'd be inclined to tip them against Adelaide in Adelaide. As for finishing in the top 8? Not a chance.

          • theRealPod says:

            I'll give you SOME insight into why I was confident last night.. The Pies looked really good last week although it was the Blues. Adelaide no Crouch equals a drop in CP's and centre clearances. Sloane was obviously targeted for a tag and has a sore foot from last week. Grundy is a gun and on fire, did you see what he did to Kruz? Sidebottom has gone to another level (atm) and with Pendles being Pendles means mid dominance. Pies forward pressure is very good. Adelaides forward line too big and slow and it showed last night.

            As for top 8 why not? They have a few good players to come back and just beat the 2017 runners up on their turf.

            • AuroraBorealis?! says:

              Ok fair enough, thats some good logical insight. It's just after 5 years of mediocrity its hard to have any faith haha

              • theRealPod says:

                All good Aurora. I hope they play finals this year, would rather see Victorian clubs in it.

  80. Russty_ says:

    Adelaide's fwd line looks like the Saints right now, Jenkins, Walker, Fogarty, 8 points between them.

    • Russty_ says:

      Halftime Update, Fogarty 19, Jenkins 16, Walker 14, Betts 21, Lynch 29. A little bit sad-face forward line..much like the Saints' except ours is worse.

  81. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Nice Laird, nice Doedee, nice Murray. Nice first quarter! Together, the three onfield amigos have nearly tonned up already!

  82. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Bonner awesome for cash generation but I'm a bit sick of Murray outshining him on the bench

    • Russty_ says:

      See how it goes this week but could upgrade or downgrade Bonner this week depending on how he goes, and Murray.

      • Derek says:

        Way it was going, Bonnar had to be people’s D3. Most brought him in as D4 and then have to bench Murray or Doedee

        • Russty_ says:

          Agree Derek, he was my D3, too many good rooks back there to bench, although Doody looking a bit doody this week.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          I haven't even got him,so no worries,just keep Doedee,Finlayson & Murray on the ground.

    • Dogs says:

      Murray on field, bonner on bench

      • BlueBaggerJosh says:

        You never know, Bonner might bust out a 120 like round 1! At least I'm hoping he does

  83. Doc_1 says:

    Barry out … ugh!!!
    Do I need to move him on (probably to Crowden) as I now have Giles-Langdon, O’connor And Barry not generating coin. And Liam Ryan to deal with (to Henry)

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I am in the same boat without O'connor. Barry may struggle to get back in. Even if he does, he probably wont make that much cash moving forward. If I pick Crowden I will have 4 freo midfielders on that line. Fyfe, Brayshaw, Banfield, and maybe now Crowden…. That just looks nuts with Ross Lyon still capable of playing his usual tricks…..Right now, I am glad I dodged Fogarty. So, it may just happen.

  84. Defying_Madness says:

    Those who traded Stephenson would be hurting a lot right now

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Never started with him. Playing a great game. I guess you cant nail them all. He was pricey too. If you have him, and onfield, you will be a happy little vegemite.

      • gator59 says:

        Traded him out to Henry this week.. Has been total shite first 3 weeks

    • Finnius says:

      Was going to trade until the last second… Glad I held and can take his score with the loophole. Should jump nicely after this performance as well.

      • Russty_ says:

        Well done Finn, fortuitous and profiatable!

        • Finnius says:

          need a bit of luck in this caper hey Russty – Howe isn't having a great one in the wet though… It all balances out.

      • Defying_Madness says:

        You'd be stoked. Nice patience. Hopefully Brayshaw proves his stuff as well

    • Holty says:

      Didnt start him and to be fair if i did probably would have thought about trading him after first 3 rounds.

  85. Bells says:

    Screw you Stephenson sitting on my bench after your onfield effort last week. Hope you choke on the footy.

  86. Pman says:

    Kept Luke Ryan to use for captaincy loophole which also allowed me to start Stephenson on the Bench with the E which so far is looking a good move and are now thinking about keeping Ryan for weeks to come given WC play a lot of Sunday games and he provides great flexibility for the loophole. Good move or should I be looking for another Rookie Cash Cow to take his place?

    • Russty_ says:

      Liam Ryan..not Luke. Yeah good loopholer if you don't have Olango, but 12 weeks off field, you could make more money getting another cow in.

  87. Finnius says:

    Would you bench Fritsch or Henry for Stephenson's score? I can loophole with Langdon. Leaning towards Fritsch at this stage as he hasn't gone above 60 thus far.

  88. Russty_ says:

    Doing ok Wow, if he keeps it up, he could end up with 40!

  89. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Geez. Adelaide are absolutely scheinzenhouzen!

    • Russty_ says:

      Scheizenhausen-Barron-von-Munchhausen! lol

    • Holty says:

      Yep. Nice to see they still dont have a plan b. Highly skilled side but when the pressure is on and wet conditions sometimes its just much better to get the ball forward oppose to try and maintain possession.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Totally Agree…. pathetic!! Pyke has no other game plans which is the sign of a terrible coach.

    • theRealPod says:

      Got to give the Pies some credit. Adelaide got outplayed even before the weather set in.

      • Holty says:

        This is true but a massive down pour came down 20min b4 the game. It was always wet and Adelaides game plan could not cope with the slippery ball and Collingwoods pressure.

  90. The Ranger says:

    Pretty bloody glad I traded out Brayshaw and not Stephenson.

  91. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    How the umpire paid a 50 against Dunn off the ball has got me f$&@!d.

  92. Stupid Coach says:

    An awesome article Kev – love your work. Would like your thoughts on Ryan to Henry and Townsend to Crowden for a double downgrade and cash generation or should I be looking to upgrade Townsend to a premo – already have buddy, smith and Petracca..

    VC – Coniglio or Buddy and C – Titch or Danger.

    • Finnius says:

      Buddy into Danger for me

      • Stupid Coach says:

        Thanks Finnius. Thoughts on what I should do with Townsend – trade him to Crowden and bank some cash for future upgrades or upgrade to Hogan or Cameron but leaves me with little cash for next week.

    • Frankston Phil says:

      Think Buddy will go big this week wish I had him good luck.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Definitely worth having crack at Buddy as VC this week againts the under done dogs backline. Expect a high reward along with a high risk.

  93. Derek says:

    I’m glad I changed my mind and didn’t bring Dunn in this week

    • Russty_ says:

      Were you really considering that this week Derek? 🙂

      • SW Rooster XXX says:

        It's not April fools Derek. Dunn is a terrible idea mate.

        • Derek says:

          I said I didn’t pick him.

          Bit like It was lucky not to pick Zac Dawson every year.

  94. TommyC99 says:

    Howe can a premo score so bad 🙁

    • Holty says:

      I have him to. His scoring is so dependant on his intercept marking. In the wet he was always going to struggle. Doedee had the same problem. Good thing about these Howe Mcgovern Rance types is they are all capable of getting a 150 game with their roles

  95. Crowboy94 says:

    Thankyou Stephenson!!!!

    • Finnius says:

      Compensates for Howe's 50-odd

    • Doc says:

      Not sure if it was you but please don't listen to anything I have to say about Stephenson in the future😂 Or maybe I could just bag out the rest of your rookies and see if they tonne up to?

  96. Russty_ says:

    I thought this would've been a game where Collingwood were fighting for their lives but it's more like a game where Adelaide are trying not to look like a bunch of girly blouses with matching scarves, and headbands, and ear-rings, and clitrings lol

  97. Rick Grimes says:

    Doedee has been doodoo. Might pick up Stephenson next week for some easy coin.

    • David C says:

      Everybody was talking about trading him out the last couple of weeks. These rooks only need one big game to start making cash. That's why we need to hold.

  98. Rick Grimes says:

    In other news, Grundy looks like a must have. Gun.

    • Derek says:

      Is it possible that Cox being so bad is actually helping Grundy. Like a double negative is a positive?

      • Steeeve says:

        Hahaha great call. Grundy didn't score well with Cox in the side last year which scared me off. But boy oh boy he looks good this year.

        • Steeeve says:

          But at the same time he looks really bad. I’m predicting cox will be R1 at the mighty pies soon. Eddie McGuire loves the bloke.
          And if I know one thing it is that edd is actually the president of Collingwood (magpies) so that means he picks the number one ruckman. Watch out all the Grundy bandwagon team he will be full forward soon

    • PeteB says:

      Yeah how come Grundy rarely gets mentioned on here. Had him on my team 2 years in a row. Already a top ruckman, still young, plays like a midfielder. Heaps of upside and only going to get better and better.

    • INPieman says:

      He's a gun midfielder who gets hit outs! Dean Cox 2.0

  99. Corey says:

    Hi community I was going on lick Henry as my forward rookie trade for ryan but I keep thinking about Crowden with a Fwd/Mid Position, but I already have Banfield, Brayshaw, Walters and Fyfe!!! So do I have too many Freo players

    • dazzler says:

      Corey im going crowden for the exact samae reason to swing with garlett and future trades its underrated having a mid/fwd when its culling season. I have fyfe brayshaw and banfield. will you have all three rookies come the bye in rd 14. i doubt it! dont let that put u off,

  100. Danny says:

    Community, a bit of a stupid question but how many emergency scores can you receive?
    Say if i had the E on Stephenson and then put Keeffe on field to get his score can i still do the VC loophole via the rucks? Will i recieve the score from Stephenson (E) as well as Gawn via the VC ruck loophole?
    Cheers

    • Russty_ says:

      Yes you can Danny, you receive an emergency score from each of your 4 lines.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Russty’s answer is true, but keep in mind it’s only your lowest Emergency score which is added

      • Danny says:

        Yeah but if I have only one emergency score from each line I will receive all 4 correct?

        • Danny says:

          FUC K. I fuked it

        • Tyruddanaut says:

          Yeh

          • Westy says:

            So taking Martin's VC, and putting Titch to the bench with an E, and using Barry for the captain's loophole is problematic if you already have an E on Banfield, yes?

            • Help me says:

              Will get you the lowest emergency score mate
              Captain will work bit will take banfields iver titches score

  101. Crowzy says:

    Wow! Seedsman managed to pull off a 71 after being on 30 at 3 qrtr time. No doubt about it the best 399k you could have spent on the backline pre round one.

    • Ja191 says:

      Would have scored 130 if it wasn’t for woeful de

    • Holty says:

      Yeah chopped it up a bit but in thise conditions last night he can be excused

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      He's gone up 47K now has an average score, time will tell but I dare say he's a spud. I suppose there's not much mid price value in the backline so your comment is correct……for at least a couple of weeks.

  102. Kyle says:

    When you throw the E on stephenson and decide not to trade ryan this week ❤️❤️❤️ Loves a surprise ton from one of the kids

  103. What_Bear says:

    This game is doing my head in tonight. Still can't figure out what to do with Mr Lobb

    1. Trade to Titch – $900 in the bank_
    2. Trade to Buddy $150k in the bank (could go BIG tomorrow) (or another gun forward)
    3. Keep and put Fritsch on the field

    28 trades so far and $300k to play with.

  104. Post_MaSloane says:

    Everyone here works so hard to keep this site fun and refreshing in the absence of Jock and the boys. The last thing anyone wants is all this attacking and slandering towards other members of the community, if you don't agree with someone's opinion that doesn't make it wrong. Good luck for the round everyone!

    'While everything that is said should be true, not everything that is true must be said'

  105. BrownlowBoy says:

    And I thought the storm had passed… before I logged back on here.

    It's getting beyond a joke guys. We are all here because we share something in common, a love for footy.

    Let's just stick to footy fellas.

    Cheers, from the majority of the community.

    • OldOcker says:

      I tried to reply to this post before but was deleted for no reason.
      EDIT: It seems I can reply now.
      Yes it is beyond a joke and I am rectifying the problem.
      IF Anyone doubts my ability to protect the Jock Reynolds name PLEASE bring it on.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Good to have you back mate. Always love reading your work mate.

  106. Alex says:

    Take Lairds 129 for VC, or chuck the big C on Dusty vs Brisbane?

    • Derek says:

      129 not enough

    • David C says:

      Robbo might go to Dusty. I'd seriously consider taking the 129.

    • Holty says:

      Id take the 129. Even if Dusty goes big and scores 150, u only make an extra 21 points. If Robbo tags him and does a good jobs on him (his done it before) or he gets injured early, u risk losing a lot more then you will gain. Im usually happy with a 120-125 with the vc but im not a betting man

    • theRealPod says:

      Dusty a risk today as C imo. Looks like an ordinary day weather wise and Robbo will be all over him. Do you have Titch or Danger?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Being greedy is foolish. Hope you took it.

      Even though Dusty scored more, it's just a % risk not worth taking.

  107. OldOcker says:

    Hey SC_Sixty6, I am so happy that you understand what the Jock Reynolds COMMUNITY is all about.
    I am doing a You Tube video in a few moments and would love to use your message to the COMMUNITY as an example.
    Can I please have your permission to do that?

    Cheers

  108. OldOcker says:

    Old bloke who has great knowledge is about to do a You Tube video.
    ANYONE who would like to ask a question in the next half hour is encouraged to do so before I release my WISDOM.
    Unfortunately the post I wanted to refer to was deleted when I asked his permission to use it. I did take a screen capture though and I will use it because I take the deletion and non response as an admission of GUILT.
    MANY believe that using a VPN prevents you from being detected.
    I may be old but that means I might know more about technology and communications than you.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
    WISDOM from Ocker.

    Cheers.

    • OldOcker says:

      Time is nearly up. Ask me now or forever hold your peace.

    • Derek says:

      I ponder this question a lot.

      What is the value of a trade in terms of $cash and points?

      • OldOcker says:

        Too slow Derek.
        I did a survey last year and the most popular expectation is $175,000 per trade from a rookie perspective.
        As you should know I like to keep statistics very basic for the community because it is possible to over analyse things.
        I am not sure why you seem to associate with these trolls but it is your decision.
        They seem to think they are experts and have a future but they don't seem to understand certain aspects of their future especially considering their WHOLE future depends on Integrity, respect, morality, and above all else a CODE OF ETHICS. They have no ETHICAL standards. BUT ALL are SC Experts. hahaaaa

        • Derek says:

          Yeah. $175k is on the low side, but I’d take that most times.

          I would aim higher knowing there will be the Ryans who get injured early.

          What about points? I guess I’m talking about a sideways trade, keeper to keeper.

          • Derek says:

            Kelly a good example. He misses this week, having a rookie will cost points, but if we know he is not scoring as well as he can, say 105 ave. Do we hold or go to someone who will score 115? Or save trade?

            • OldOcker says:

              I had Kelly and I traded him. He should be out for more than one week. Coach on Twitter said he is probably 2 weeks but I can tell you from experience he should be out for at least 2 and will suffer throughout the year and maybe miss more. He has become a risk for mine. Playing out of position the problem has obviously been there all year.
              The problem of how to get Danger in the team is solved.
              Kelly to Danger.
              Danger will not lose as much money as most seem to expect. That of course is statistically proven from the past but who knows what the future holds.

              • Derek says:

                If he misses only 2, I would hold him. Hopefully the rest will fix him

                • OldOcker says:

                  I can only give my opinion mate.
                  These groin problems take a long time to get over and he has been played out of position from round 1.
                  This site has always been full of opinions and encouraging people to make a decision for themselves. Glad you have done that mate.

    • Holty says:

      Agreed. Never got involved in the ranting but i was getting sick of it. And worse of all some of our regulars on this site was getting sucked in with it. Be glad when it is over and we can get back to talking SC and how to seriously fix my side.

  109. OldOcker says:

    Sorry that you have not replied to me but I will thank SC_Sixty6 for his contribution to the video. I can't wait for your first podcast. I doubt that it would be as informative as mine but good luck.

    Cheers

  110. Tyruddanaut says:

    After thinking of choosing Laird VC for the most part of the week, I decided to go with Coniglio.
    Yet, I am not disappointed. I would have loopholed him, but I’m thinking Dangerfield will go large this week. I’m not sure if Ablett helped his cause, but as long as Selwood is fit and healthy, he will pump out 120s-130s weekly

    Coniglio has the responsibility of VC. Even though he is at FP to start the game, his CBAs would be high and the ball will be in his vicinity often.

    I’m interested to see popular VC options; maybe it’s a future Supercoach Gold update

    • INPieman says:

      I was considering Cogs for VC as well. But now that Kelly is out I think the Banfield tag may head to him. Tossing up Fyfe & Dusty

      • theRealPod says:

        Cogs a solid choice Pieman but I think Fyfe is a better one. His 121 avg v GWS and a low score of 102 is impressive. I'm tossing up between Fyfe and Parker under the roof at Etihad.

        • Tyruddanaut says:

          Surely Parker

          • theRealPod says:

            He only scored 80 last season vs Dogs at Etihad but he was below his best as was the Swans first bit of last year.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I am going Fyfe into Dangerfield like last week. With Kelly out, it can't hurt Fyfe's chances to go huge again.

    • OldOcker says:

      I think it is funny that you think Supercoach Gold could possibly be anywhere near accurate in predictions but then again I am not a believer of predictions.
      My stats tell me that no players I have this week have a good record against their opposition.
      Kelly had to go and it was the perfect opportunity to bring Danger in. (I don't think he will lose as much value as some think)
      Dusty into Danger for me.

    • Holty says:

      Fyfe into Titch for me

  111. hedski says:

    I probably should take Lairds 129 as VC, but I'll probably go with Danger.
    I'm probably being greedy and I'll probably regret it.
    Probably.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Greed is good!!!LOL Danger with a bit of luck will chomp that 129 and some.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I think he could go large. Keyword: Could.

    • theRealPod says:

      I think you'll be ok hedski he's due for a massive one.

    • Derek says:

      I’ve set 139 as my VC cut off. Always been too conservative.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        That is pretty much right on IMO. I have always had 140 as the magic number. If my VC score comes in at around 135-140, then I will look at my captains prospects and depending on the situation, have taken a score slightly below 140. (no less than 135) Any score at or above 140, means the captain's loophole is activated, no matter what. That rule I stick by always.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      I've set myself 140+ with VC from Danger, Titch, Dusty and Fyfe. Any other players I put the VC on is 130+

      • gator59 says:

        Danger will go HUUUUGE this week.. .. I think,,, Maybe … Hope

        • SC_Donkey says:

          I think, I covered that in my VC and C option this week. 👍

          You can't go past with Fyfe, Danger, Dusty and Titch as your Captain each week. To the original post we're talking about what score should we take from our VC.

          • hedski says:

            Probably 130+ for me Donks, its right on the borderline, I may still take Lairds score.

            • SC_Donkey says:

              The way I look it Hedski, if I put my VC on players other than Danger, Titch, Dusty and Fyfe. Means I will be happy to take 130+ points and bank it. If that player doesn't reach 130+ then i will pass and go with my Captain choice.

              Reason i set 140+ points on Danger, Dusty, Titch and Fyfe cause these blokes are capable of achieving those points.

              • Hotly says:

                You guys serious? Lock in 100 everyday of the week. I’ve locked in Gibbs score thank you very much. Now to sit back relax and enjoy the old ock YouTube vid

            • Whatyasmokin says:

              Take it, there's more to lose than gain by risking it.

  112. TheGreatBozza says:

    What to do with Ryan? Been unsure all week of this trade. Who do we think is the best option? I’m tossing up between Crowden who gives me a swing with Garlett, Richards via DPP with sicily, or straight down the Henry

    • theRealPod says:

      I'm with Henry. He looks really good, also plenty of room in Cats defense for him to get plenty of game time.

  113. Morzaaa says:

    Alright already used 3 trades, but really thinking of going Duncan up to danger. I've got 290k spare, but not sure if I want to pull the trigger this week or not. Or I could go zerret up to danger as well, but after zerrets massive price drop, I feel as if I'm losing cash. Talk to me lads, what should I do?

  114. Instapoppy says:

    Thinking of going Buddy as VC under the roof and not Dusty. Putting the C on Danger tomorrow at Cartland but weather ordinary and his scoring will suffer somewhat – I think.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Fair call that. Its either feast or famine with buddy. If it comes off you will nail a 170+, but if not, you know the consequence…….a 50. Good luck mate. Hope it comes off for you.

    • theRealPod says:

      Should be interesting to see Naughton on Buddy, probably won't be for long.

  115. OldOcker says:

    Good Morning to all of the Jock Reynolds COMMUNITY.
    Welcome to the city of 4 seasons in one day.
    Footy has 4 quarters and Melbourne has 4 seasons.

    • theRealPod says:

      Morning OldOcker. Etihad will be nice and snug for Dogs and Swans.

    • Derek says:

      I have made the trek south the melb today. Will be going to the swans game today and the hawks game tomorrow.

      Left 34 degrees and sunshine behind. I’m glad is freezing and wet in melb, that’s the way footy is suppose to be.

      Taking in a bit of culture right now before the game

      • OldOcker says:

        Onya Derek, Four seasons in one day in Melbourne.
        Bring the game on and go for it.

  116. Holty says:

    Im very happy both my rucks have got off to a reasonable start otherwise id seriously be considering burning a trade to bring in Grundy.

  117. theRealPod says:

    Got to be impressed by the Pies and Sam Murray, absolutely love the way he takes on the game. Sidebottom is flying under the radar as a potential top 10 mid, I'll be watching the balding genius with the 22 for M8. Also Tom Phillips improving, would of been awesome if he had DPP.

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Murray could be a keeper. He gets plenty of it and uses it well. SS is a gun. Definitely under the radar.

    • INPieman says:

      Everyone was scratching their heads when the Pies gave up plenty for Sam Murray. No need to question that anymore he's a jet. No need to get rid of him anytime soon

      • theRealPod says:

        Without him down back I'm not sure how far they can go. Slotted straight in..

    • Cyriledagain says:

      Murray is an absolute gun – beautiful kick and makes great decisions under pressure. Pies looking good particularly if they get their full list healthy.

  118. BlueBoy says:

    Have Keeffe to use as a swing player for Sicily and this week he's also being used to loophole Murray's score. I'm thinking I want to get Henry in but if I trade Keeffe for him, I lose Murray's score and end up with either Finlayson in his place (Finlayson to DEF and Garlett to MID) or Tim English on field up forward (Sicily to DEF).

    Is Henry worth the trade or should I wait for another bubble boy?

  119. Cyriledagain says:

    Kelly to Danger? $168 kitty

    Laird, Hibberd, Doedee,Finlayson, Murray, Richards, Murphy , Keefe

    Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, T Kelly, Holman. Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry

    Gawn , Nicnat, Olango

    Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch, Garlett.

    Any other suggestions welcomed.

    • SirSamuel016 says:

      I don't have Kelly but I think it's best if you hold on to him for now. While having Danger in your team would certainly be good, Kelly could only be out for a week going from the grapevine so it'd be a trade you mightn't need to make. Save the trade for now, and see how Kelly pulls up next week.

  120. Crowboy94 says:

    VC on Fyfe into Danger?

  121. KSinny says:

    Dusty or Fyfe VC?

  122. Matt says:

    Haven't watched much of the power this year so far and just wondering, is Robbie Gray back into more of a midfield role this year or is he still spending a lot of time forward?

    • Holty01 says:

      With Watts and other recruits now at Port, Gray doesnt have to spend as much time in the froward line anymore. So yes he is spending more time in the midfield.

  123. Johnny says:

    Game day and still have not made my decision on. Ryan’s replacement. I can’t split Henry crowden and even considering just holding a week or two yet for another rookieith better JS to pop up. Hendo isn’t far away makes me nervous about Henry’s job

    • Cam says:

      What other forward rookies are you expecting to come through tho johny?

  124. TommyMitchell says:

    Have to trade Ablett….. Should I go straight to Danger or to Coniglio and wait for Danger to drop in price? Many thanks community!

    • TommyMitchell says:

      Actually scrap that guys. I will hold Ablett. I will hold Garry the 🐐. I love that bald headed man. I'm only in it for leagues cause I'm shit at SC but it's my first year. The irony is my name……and he's not even in my side.

    • Finnius says:

      Yeah titch is a must have and trading Gaz gives you that opportunity.

  125. Holty says:

    Hi all. Some tool is starting to use my name on this page. Any nasty comments that come out wont be from me.

    • theRealPod says:

      Hi Holty, can I recommend you set up a Intense Debate account? Makes it easier for real community members to respond. Previously I didn't think it was necessary but recent heavy trolling made my mind up. Cheers.

    • TommyC99 says:

      Easy way of fixing that mate. Make an account so we know its you

  126. TommyC99 says:

    Fyfe or Dusty VC? The wet wieather in melbourne might make it a bit tougher for Dusty, but i reckon Fyfe might struggle to hit the heights of last year due to the Giants stronger midfield. Reckon Danger might go off at the cattery so wanting to pick a VC who has the greater potential to go real large.

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I had the VC on dusty up until 5 minutes ago, i've changed it to Fyfe as i just think he'll do a bit better in the conditions.

    • theRealPod says:

      I'd be wary of any good footy skills today in Melbourne unless at Etihad. It's bucketing down here right now! Canberra forecast is similar so watch out.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Dusty will tear Brisbane apart wherever he plays. GWS might flog Freo which could impact Fyfe's score IMO.
      Dusty for mine

  127. DavidSA says:

    Hi

  128. Locked and Loaded says:

    Had the VC on Laird and gets an ever awkward 129… with the way Mitchell is playing not sure whether to throw it on him or take the points. Thoughts?

  129. KSinny says:

    Thoughts on Heeney as a POD vc?

    • theRealPod says:

      I've never seen Heeney crack 140-150 so could be a risk. Depends who your C is. If it's Titch or Danger can't hurt go for it.

  130. Stupid Coach says:

    Townsend to Zac Fisher, Crowden. Need some really quick advice. Cheers

    • MRmoMAN says:

      Crowden

    • Holty01 says:

      Crowden now mate. Fisher has already had the price rise

      • Stupid Coach says:

        Thanks MRmoMAN and Holty01. I really appreciate the quick responses. Was leaning towards Crowden just thought Fisher might score better.

        • Holty01 says:

          I think Fisher will score better but as neither of them are keepers u are trying to make money off them and Crowden should make more

        • Stupid Coach says:

          I’m actually leaning back towards fisher because I’ve realised you’re probably horrible at SC holty. Am I right? Crowden will most likely get -12 and you suggest him what’s with that? I’m actually getting frustrated so let’s leave it there shall we

          • Holty01 says:

            Wow, u wont give up hey? I shut you up above where you had nothing to come back at me with. Now ur impersonating someone else. Is your life that boring that you have nothing better to do? I actually feel sorry for you if this is how you spend ur life. You really do need help

          • Whatyasmokin says:

            Agree. With your name.

        • Holty01 says:

          And good luck with the Crowden pick. Hope he makes you some money

  131. Dice_real says:

    Well 66 and Wow made me make an account so if anyone receives comments from now called 'Dice'…..it's not me.

    I'm tipping 66 and Wow is a lonely prick of a person, or it is 2 people deeply in love with each other. Flogs

  132. Defying_Madness says:

    Website bugged and wouldn't let me trade Lobb to Walters. Not sure what to do now

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      Lobb to Mclean? Or Gray?

    • Holty01 says:

      That sux mate. Do u have Ryan to trade still? If so, try to have as much cash in the bank as you can for next week so if you still want to trade Lobb, you can go big.
      I know its not ideal but trying to make the best of an unlucky situation

      • Defying_Madness says:

        At least Walters is going bad. I have 110k in the bank so I might be able to get someone next week.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Walters didn’t score greatly. Don’t worry, next week is always there

  133. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Well it appears Ross Lyon has changed Ryan's role from rebounding to a more 1 on 1 style. So far in the first quarter its heavily impacted his scoring. Hopefully he lifts

  134. KSinny says:

    Had Dusty VC changed to Fyfe last minute.. Hopefully it pays off.

  135. Crowboy94 says:

    Cashing out Brayshaw after this round. He is poo!

  136. Ja191 says:

    whitefielld is getting dumped for danger he's struggling to make 40

  137. TommyC99 says:

    Dusty still producing 40 at quarter time despite playing basically the whole quarter in the forward line. Am i the only one who is worried about the amount of time hes spending down there?

    • INPieman says:

      Nah. The ball isn't leaving the Tigers forward line

    • Finnius says:

      imagine dusty forward eligible next year…

    • JEL says:

      I'm not watching the game, but judging from the scores it looks like the game is being played in Richmond's Fwd half anyway.
      So long as he is where the ball is, should be ok.

  138. Chris says:

    Merret to Macrae?

  139. BrownlowBoy says:

    Think I'm gonna struggle this week.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Same. 🙁
      Zorko, Walters, Fyfe, Doedee, McLean* and Heeney*
      And that’s just in the first 4 games

      *Hasn't finished yet

  140. TommyC99 says:

    So do we take Dusty’s score? I know I’m being abit greedy but Danger looks ominous

  141. Cam says:

    Is it worth not reading Ryan to Henry to use Ryan as my captains loophole this week for Dustys score?

    Or just make the trade and back Mitchell to get similar

    (Only going for league wins and this week will be close)

    Cheers guys

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      If you wait it will limit your cash gen. You’ll probably have to hold him for 2-3 weeks due to a lack of tookies

    • Hoot says:

      In similar position….is henry the best option in next 2 weeks as a FWD or should we hold for another cash generator?

      Im thinking Oliver or Gawn as capt.

      Who else other than Titch or Danger ?

    • Pman says:

      I kept Ryan and will for a few more weeks as he will be a good captaincy loophole. I had him on ground with Stephenson as Emergency and once Dusty scored 141 I put the C on him as well which has paid off nicely on 2 fronts. WC also play a lot of Sunday games so keeping Ryan for a few more weeks might make sense.

  142. SC_Donkey says:

    English has officially became my R2 from here on, he will be doggies #1 Ruckman for the rest of the season Beavo loves this kid. Even if Roughy returns, he'll still be their #1.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Demmit! Spoke too soon he's gone down the race. Hope he's ok and plays on.

      • INPieman says:

        On 35 at HT. I wouldn't get too excited

        • SC_Donkey says:

          Spent 10mins in the dugout, so i would give him the benefit of the doubt with that score. Had a cut under his eye.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Doncs. Bit of a big call having English as your R2. He is doing OK, but its still early days mate.

      • SC_Donkey says:

        That's right TH it is early days, if he keeps playing the way he has been playing. Happy to stick with him until his bye, i can't seem to pick a good ruck option this time of the season.

        He'll be my stepping stone by bye rounds and should make a decent amount of cash by then. Cox will be gone as early as next week, not sure who for, no one has put their hands up saying pick me.

        • Derek says:

          Look who he up against next 8 weeks

          • SC_Donkey says:

            I have Derek, 8 top quality Ruckman. I think he'll do just fine, his got a big tank and I believe he'll average 70-80 from here until the byes.

  143. Paul says:

    Should I start Garlett or Henry, can't loophole!

  144. Jim_bob321 says:

    Well just checked FanFooty… Buddy absolutely spudding it up..
    Best C option out of…. Gawn, Titch
    Thanks community

    • Matho says:

      If you had checked further, you would have discovered, the best forward in the land has hurt his shoulder!!!!

      • nbasportsandnews says:

        Hurt his shoulder towards the end of the 2nd quarter mate he's been contained well

      • Jim_bob321 says:

        But i think i continued to play correct me if i'm wrong because fan footy says 98% TOG

    • SC_Donkey says:

      He's being tagged by Easton Wood.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Thats what you get with buddy. 150+ or a giant steaming turd.

  145. Crowboy94 says:

    I know I probably shouldn't have traded Kelly. But hell if MacRae keeps this up then I will be happy!!!

  146. Tyruddanaut says:

    The SuperCoach gods have struck!

    McLean had a 4 point quarter, leaving him at 41 at half time. An eye injury limited his influence but a more important influence is that I did a sideways trade to him

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Not good mate. Not sure how bad that smack to his head/eye really was. I guess we will know at the start of the third quarter. Prick better not be subbed out because of the concussion rule. Nothing makes me more angry.

    • INPieman says:

      Relax. Good Toby is being looked after by champion data. On 81 at 3/4 time

    • Josh says:

      On 82 at 3 quarter time, looks set for a ton

  147. JEL says:

    Happy with my trades this week,
    Ryan & Brayshaw out
    Cogs & Crowden in

  148. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Fritsch or Garlett on field?

    • INPieman says:

      Tossing up the same question. Going Garlett might give me a reason to watch some of that game. So maybe Garlett

  149. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Nice one Timmy.
    More like it.

  150. Rick Grimes says:

    Think Zorko has to go.

  151. Rabbits16 says:

    take dustys 141 as vice captain or go with the DANGERfield!?

    • INPieman says:

      You have to take a 141

      • Pman says:

        Have to agree, also had the VC on Dusty with TMitch a Capt but can't pass on 141. The benchmark for me is 130…might bite me on the bum given Mitchell is currently averaging 154!

      • Rabbits16 says:

        cheers pieman needed to hear it. cant be too greedy

  152. BrownlowBoy says:

    Play Garlett over Brayshaw surely?

  153. Connor says:

    Couple of questions as I haven't been able to watch any games thus far today…
    1. M. Walters – injured or just poor game?
    2. A. Brayshaw – cooked?
    3. L. Parker – not many touches but a few goals, did he play more of a forward role (e.g. Full Forward + pushing Buddy up the ground)?
    4. M. Crowden & J. Macrae & T. Nankervis – ripped off or poor disposal / clangers causing loss of points?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Poor game
      Cooked but no real downgrade options
      Unsure – Fan Footy says "In midfield"
      Nank gave away free kicks, also had poor DE% and didn't lay many tackles.

  154. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Good on ya naughton holders

    • Derek says:

      It will be interesting to see who makes the most cash. Naughton or Bonnar

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        Seems like you were right Derek. Me personally I started bonner so will take the extra points but looks like naughton owners will be making much more cash

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Started both still got both

      • dontblushbaby says:

        Yes, glad I kept Naughton , he's on my bench though with Doodee, Murray and Finlayson on field , the culling of who first will be my/our skill to max out every $

  155. Jim_bob321 says:

    Gawn Captain I guess

  156. SC_Donkey says:

    Naughton starting to be a nice cash cow. Tasty

    I have only made one Rookie corrective which was Mihocek to Bonner, though Ryan, ZGL and O'Connor still in my team. But the rest of my rookies are making tons of cash.

  157. Connor says:

    How come Parker got scaled back so far?

  158. Crowboy94 says:

    Heeney and McLean are most have forwards!!

  159. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Still have Naughton. Might still make some coin after all. Seems to be getting better. Was so close to rage trading him. That target is now Andrew Brayshaw. What a spud he has turned out to be.

  160. dontblushbaby says:

    Mark Murphy a late out

  161. Finnius says:

    Do something kreuzer

  162. TOPHAWK1 says:

    I think Kreuzer went to the loo in the first quarter. Looks like a turd is on the cards…..

  163. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Simpson and Cripps decent, Garlett, fisher 💀 🔫

  164. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Travelling OK. Thanks for asking.

  165. Ahmad rubas says:

    Anyone watching the Gold Coast game if so what's happening with nick holman?

  166. Doc says:

    Ben Brown on 114 at half time, holy moly

  167. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I thought you were "given another chance"?

  168. Tyruddanaut says:

    I’m absolutely sick of Carlton. I have followed them my entire life and have never seen such a pathetic effort in a game of football.

    It’s not even that ‘oh, Docherty, Gibbs and Murphy aren’t playing’, yeah I get that, but look at the JLT. We actually played football not fiddle with each other on the sidelines.

    We’re not even doing that right either. Where’s the main redeeming factor in our team.
    Synergy
    We might as well have everyone skip training and do their own thing at home.

    Rebuild, nah. Making excuses and not fixing them, yeh

    • Sc_Wow says:

      I’m the same with Essendon. Jump on the Fremantle bandwagon Fyfe is fun to watch

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Me too brother, hope hanging on by a thread

    • JonoP says:

      That’s the problem if you take to much notice of the ‘practice’ games. Remember when Carlton won the practice games cup yet finished last.
      They were a great club but haven’t recovered from the salary cap cheating scandal despite all the number one picks. Dow unfortunately might be another dud. I’ll probably have to trade him next week unless he improves.
      Hopefully for our great game they will come good. I do feel for you!

    • Jack says:

      You take 3 players of the quality of Murphy, Gibbs and Docherty it's gonna make a massive difference to any team. Add, Marchbank to that as well who I think is a very important player in that backline.

      4 years ago I watched Carlton play and couldn't believe how much trouble they were in. Not only were they bad but I could only count 2 young players who might be okay (neither have been, Buckley & Menzel)

      You look at their team now, sure they might be struggling, but there is alot of young talent there. Docherty, Marchbank, Weitering, Cripps, Curnow, Petrevski-Seton these guys could play together for the next 10 years. All is not gloom

    • BrendonBolton says:

      Too many high draft pick athletes and no guts and determination footballers

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Today was the first night since mick was in charge where i actually chaged the channel as i couldnt watch them anymore.

      Just embarrasing for an AFL side.
      WHAT WAS THAT??

      It has revealed one little SC nuggett though.
      If u have a key Fwd who play the blues early them whack the VC on them as bound to go big.

      Lynch and now side show bob.
      Get on JJK next week for VC.

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        Crows have come out every game like they are playing the following day of the 2017 GF. Gotta stay strong and not be a fair weather supporter (Not saying you are……….Carlton would be a tough team to support) They will have their good years soon surely!

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Nah always support my blue boys but they were hard to watch last night.
          Dont mind if we loose as long as they put in the hard yards.
          Rd 1 really good as they brought the intensity expected of an AFL team. They lost but at least had a crack.
          Last night looked like they were a number of individuals out for kick to miss to kick.
          Certainly lived up to their name.
          Kruez still not right. Shadow of the guy who was dominating in Rd 1.

          Expect more from an AFL team.

    • Tibor says:

      Will they drop Silvagni again on that performance. I thought he was terrible though obviously not the only one. There is a lack of intensity minimal defensive effort even when running he looks like he barely gets out of second gear. The tackles either don't happen or he is brushed off far too easily. Obviously not a sc relevant player but he should be doing a lot better

  169. Sc_Wow says:

    Just quietly McLean’s a jet

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I agree Wow, got him in for Lobb this week.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        I started with him, loving it

        • AuroraBorealis?! says:

          I steered clear at the start of the season because the bulldogs have a plethora of MID/FWD players and i just didn't feel his inside mid minutes were guaranteed. Im now pretty confident he'll keep the same role all season. Good selection

        • Whitey says:

          Yer, I'm convinced, if he can do it against Sydney it's a pretty good sign.

        • Whatyasmokin says:

          Same, but stains like Armitage, Zerrett, McCartin and Ryder (who's still bench warming thank you English!) Have soured my start.

      • Defying_Madness says:

        I wish I did the same. Good move

  170. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    OF COURSE i dismiss banfields 70 and field holman, what a cursed f'n week

  171. Defying_Madness says:

    I was so close to fielding Venables again this week. Should have backed myself

  172. Ocka says:

    You are a spud and do not deserve forgiveness. Wipe him please.

  173. BrendonBolton says:

    I quit

  174. Sc_Wow says:

    Yeo in my team in a couple weeks. What a come back

  175. Finnius says:

    Of course my league opponent has Lambert and Yeo THIS week not last week fml

  176. Connor says:

    Clearly someone thought there was a good reason…

  177. Finnius says:

    Going Kreuzer to Grundy next week. It will cost me 90k at this rate and is a sideways trade but I think it is worth it – Kreuz obviously hampered by that groin and Grundy is in a league of his own at the moment.

    • Fearthebeard says:

      With ya mate first trade next week done!

    • Ben says:

      I’m still 50/50 on this. I’m sure as soon as I trade Kreuz out he’ll have a huge game.

    • Kyle says:

      I had grundy all preseason and swapped him for kreuzer the day before round 1 started. Biggest regret so far of the year by far

  178. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    cmon fisher junktime goal

  179. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    50 from Fisher, might have to trade Sicily back in for him. Was gonna trade Bonner to Yeo in a few but it looks like he might not even drop that much, maybe Ryan from Freo.

  180. TOPHAWK1 says:

    WTF is going on with the Carlton Football Club?

    Carlton have "supposedly" recruited "top" draft picks for years since the salary cap scandal. To me they just keep fuccking up. Let's see,

    Jacob Weitering, Paddy Dow, David Cuningham, P-Seton, Zac Fisher………….All are the latest recruits.

    All are dropping turds all over the place. Kruezer has just dropped a cow dung!

  181. SC_Donkey says:

    This is my last post, will still be around just to read the articles and listen to the podcast.

    Best of luck to all this season.

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Had the C on Holman?

      Good luck

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Mate I was kidding around I thought it was harmless banter. I’m sure everyone has copped the Holman score tonight

        Good luck for the rest of the season. I was being genuine the first time

    • Valens_FC says:

      sorry to hear mate hope all ok.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Donkey, Wow and Rooster do everyone a favor and STFU!

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Crow, I’ve come back with a new attitude. I’m not sure what I’ve done here and don’t think your comment was needed

        • Crowboy94 says:

          Ok I apologize to you. But Rooster has nothing good to say at all!

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Doncs. I hope you are feeling better this morning. I know that there are a few antagonists in the community "baiting" other coaches at the moment. Perhaps just give it a few days, and see if the passion returns! I always enjoy reading your posts because you put so much effort into them and you have given me plenty of good ideas over the years. Hope to see you back soon mate. Cheers. Tophawk

    • Derek says:

      Mate, you are better than that. You have been through a lot over the years and you need to come and just talk FOOTY with us.

    • neil demons delight says:

      The guys are right mate We will be much poorer without your thoughts Good luck for the season Cheers N D D

  182. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Gonna need a 200 from Captain Danger to salvage wins in my leagues, all opponents don't have him coincidentally.

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      70pts on the bench doesn't help

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Everyone would have copped that. Difference between Holman and bray isn’t heaps
        Carn danger

  183. JugHead says:

    Carlton scores 4.6.30. JJK scores 5.3.33 for WCE on his own. Oh the irony……..

    • Captain Risky says:

      Dusty more than doubled Brisbanes score.. and Castagna and Townsend both scored more as well. It wasn't the most exciting game to watch!

  184. Darren Gaspar says:

    Does anyone know what happened to Venables he seemed to be going well till his injury in the last quarter will he miss weeks?

  185. LUKE says:

    I'm almost ready to chuck in the towel for this season. My worst season to date in 8 years of Supercoach. I tell you what…I'm going to move heaven and earth to get Grundy in. Kreuzer will be taken out the back and culled. Starting Danger over Titch has destroyed my team. As was starting Merrett in my team. Someone shine some light on my somewhat series of unfortunate events

    • LUKE says:

      Trading Danger out this week Sub Finlayson into the MIDS. Danger -> Laird. Kreuzer -> Grundy

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Don’t trade danger.
        I too stared with him Merrett and kruser.
        Just got to figure it out, I’m upto 1.1k rank now and having another good week

  186. Holty01 says:

    Well my plan to bring in Yeo in 2 weeks cheap has hit a wall. Why did he have to go so large today. 😣

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Me too, was looking at bonner to him maybe. Wonder if his be will still be up there next week because the 27 is still in his system. Doesn’t have the best record vs the blues

      • Holty01 says:

        Tough to say. Based on his current price and now his last 2 scores, his b.e will be around 110-120 mark i would think. Hoping he will be below 500k next week

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Might use some DPP magic in a couple of weeks holts for Yeo.
      Holmam to Yeo, Naughton to Mirra perhaps see how he goes next two weeks and flick finlyson into mids.
      Bang.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Forgot about Mirra. That will be a fun downgrade

      • Holty01 says:

        I bought in Cogs for Ablett this week mainly to have some cash in the back to get Yeo in 2 weeks. Should have enough money to do the 1 trade hopefully.

  187. One Touch Wonder says:

    I don’t have Kelly. I don’t have Ryan. I don’t have Barry. I don’t have Murphy. I don’t have Holman on field. I held Naughton. Put VC on Dustin. I have Danger. Even Lycett scored 85. I haven’t made any trades this week. This is very strange. I’m afraid something bad is going to happen this weekend, but what.

  188. Steven says:

    Who should I go with as Captain out of the following players:

    Oliver, J.Selwood, Merrett, Gawn or Mitchell (Oppoent has Danger Captain, need to take a risk for the win tomorrow)

  189. Tibor says:

    Really enjoying watching ruckmen go head to head this year. Big Max starred last week, Grundy was superb on Friday night. Look forward to seeing Ryder get back asap and hope Kreuzer is not too sore to keep going. Nick Nat back in a big way and nanscrevice proving to be better than a one season wonder

    An a grader in the ruck is such a big deal to teams and they are plenty SuperCoach relevant often even as captain picks.

    Let's hope the umps don't kill these ruck battles by interfering with technical frees like they did last year and is there any danger we could give the nomination for rucking the arse and just penalise anyone who goes third man up

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Agree with everything you just said Tibor,plus I'm happy with my Gawn/Nank ruck combo,not huge scores,but no bad ones either.

  190. Sc_Wow says:

    Let’s go Danger

  191. neil demons delight says:

    Carlton seem to be going backwards but have some great talent curnows cripps Fisher Kreuz are all good If they don't beat StKilda then it's going to be a long season Maybe both clubs need that uber talent when it's there.. StKilda had their chance with 2 early picks /

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      I thought it was going to be a close season but the gulf (as demonstrated this weekend) with all the teams is frightening.

      • neil demons delight says:

        Still if you take 4 of any teams best out they are the same Look at Adelaide 7 out no wonder they lost and Sloan thinking what number to wear at the Dees next year

    • Ben says:

      Carlton looked strong round 1 against Richmond. Not sure what’s happened.

  192. Defying_Madness says:

    Merret keep going son

  193. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Sad how the mighty have fallen
    Leading into half time:

    T Rockliff.
    6 disposals. 11 Supercoach points.

  194. JohnDJ59 says:

    The way Captain Titch is going at the moment,starting to think even VC Fyfe score would have been better,hope I'm wrong,but right now I'll be lucky to win one of my 10 leagues.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Looks like a good week to have Danger!

      • Sandyf62 says:

        Danger wasn't that much better in the end only scored an extra 13 points,that said I guess if you had the C on him,it's 26 more points,which going on today could have been the difference between winning and losing.

        • Kyle says:

          Its actually not 26 more points. A common misconception

          • Kyle says:

            Titch scored 90 as opposed to dangers 103.

            Titch C – 90 + 90 + 103 = 283

            Danger C – 103 + 103 + 90 = 296

            It is only 13 points more if you put danger as captain over titch

    • Holty01 says:

      Same. Gray got me back into my leagues earlier but needed Titch with the C to do some work

  195. neil demons delight says:

    Hawks were very good today and did it with 2 short. ROUGHY you're a gem mate. The dees are so over rated.Three players recruited to the club to get them to the finals were poor LEWIS HIBBERD and LEVER with Lewis very poor. Thankfully we had Clarry. Tagging Mitchell with Jones was a bold decision Looking for that saints bloke with a blowtorch shortly

    • Kyle says:

      Looks like titch is almost untaggable neil. No doubt he was down on his form from the last month but even with being tagged ended with over 20 touches 16 contested possies and 12 clearances. Still a big day at the office for any other player. Just not the 40 odd touches that we have come to expect from the man haha

      If 90 is his basement score even with a tag then id take that from any uber premo. Good chance after seeing his performance today with the tag other coaches will take note and put the time into others over titch

  196. belly button fluff says:

    Is saying the German word "schadenfreude" a Danger-ous word to say right now 😀 ;P

    • belly button fluff says:

      Only stirring BTW. I had a shit score this week anyway.

  197. BrownlowBoy says:

    Nightmare of a week this week. Barely scrape past 2000.

  198. Josh says:

    How'd everyone go this round and what is the par score likely to be? I only managed the 2104

  199. pod says:

    How good is nicnat averaging 100 after 4 rounds with approx 55% on ground every game imagine that improve to 70+ he will be punching out 110+ every week

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah for sure POD, Eagles are looking good too, I started with Gawny and Nank so one of those will need to go down for me to get NicNat in but here's hoping! lol…not really but
      Nic Nat is excoiting!

  200. lukeparkerfanboy1 says:

    hello friends,
    thinking about bringing in hurley, mclean, or savage this week… any help?

    • nankthetank says:

      Hey LP, I've been riding the savage train from the beginning and have been very happy with the results. With Hibberd being far below par I believe he can be a top 5 defender this year.

      • lukeparkerfanboy1 says:

        thank you nankthetank i hope you are paying attention in class chief