CHEAT SHEET AND CAPTAIN’S CORNER

Filed in Supercoach 2018 by on 18/04/2018 • views: 10231

Anyone ever wondered how Elliot Yeo got his nickname ‘The Yeo-Yeo’? The last two weeks should give you a pretty good idea. After scoring dreadfully last round, he came out this week and belted out 150 points, punishing the few thousand players that traded him out prematurely. Brodie Grundy is handsomely rewarding everyone who took the punt on him at R1, and unlike the majority of ruckman *cough* Bellchambers *cough*, Grundy actually looks pretty mobile and is playing as Collingwood’s fourth mid.

Speaking of Collingwood’s mids, Steele Sidebottom is absolutely killing it so far, which is obviously due to the aerodynamics of his new haircut. Maybe Jack Billings should follow suit, a new haircut may be just what he needs to turn his form around. (And maybe the Saints, but that might be a bit of a stretch).

Josh Kelly was out with an injury, which was made even more annoying with GWS being so tight-lipped on everything that goes on within their club. Personally, I traded him to Tom Mitchell, but it still didn’t save me as I went down by 2 points in our cash league, reducing me to uncontrollable sobs on the floor of my living room. Poor Damo was made to put his arm around me and reassure me, telling me that ‘Armitage was a good pick’. That’s very comforting and all, but Damo is now ranked 689. And he does not have Armitage in his team.

Top 10 Supercoach Scores:

  1. Brandon Parfitt – 168 (10 points)
  2. Ben Brown – 167 (9 points)
  3. Elliot Yeo – 150 (8 points)
  4. Robbie Gray – 145 (7 points)
  5. Jaeger O’Meara – 145 (7 points)
  6. Luke Breust – 142 (5 points)
  7. Brodie Grundy – 141 (4 points)
  8. Dustin Martin – 141 (4 points)
  9. Aaron Sandilands – 139 (2 points)
  10. Steele Sidebottom – 138 (1 point)

Leaderboard

  1. Tom Mitchell – 20
  2. Dustin Martin – 16
  3. Brodie Grundy – 12
  4. Lance Franklin – 10
  5. Tom J Lynch – 10
  6. Jarrod Lyons – 10
  7. Nat Fyfe – 10
  8. Brandon Parfitt – 10
  9. Jonathon Patton – 9
  10. Ben Brown – 9

Of course, the first time Tom Mitchell doesn’t crack the leaderboard is the week I bring him in. Sorry to all the coaches that already had him, I’ll take the blame for that. Brodie Grundy has shot to third place, with him and Dusty both receiving 4 points. Parfitt and Brown have both debuted this week, but don’t expect Parfitt to stay on the leaderboard for long. If Parfitt scores more than 20 points this season, I will personally run out for a game in the twos with nothing more than a sock on. You heard it here first.

Captain Choices:

Sydney vs Adelaide

Friday 20 April 7:50PM – SCG

Last time they met: Sydney 13.5.83 def. Adelaide 11.14.80

Top 5 Scores: R Sloane 140, R Laird 124, J Kennedy 110, T Lynch 104, S Jacobs 102

Two weeks ago I would have told you to put the VC on Sam Jacobs. He’s one of the best ruckman in the league, and he’s coming up against Cam Sinclair. Easy pick, right? But Sauce has only cracked the ton once so far this year, and Sinclair is proving to be no pushover either, averaging 110.5. Wait, did I read that right? Maybe chuck the VC on Cam Sinclair instead. Just kidding, don’t do that. Bryce Gibbs doesn’t historically score too well against Sydney, so avoid him, but Rory Sloane does. Over his last two games against Sydney, he has averaged 138.5 due to not being tagged. Sloanedog’s due for a big one, lock him in as VC.

St Kilda vs Greater Western Sydney

Saturday 21 April 1:45PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: St Kilda 16.12.108 def. GWS 12.13.85

Top 5 Scores: J Steven 120, J Billings 114, S Ross 111, J Kelly 108, B Acres 106

At first glance you would think to put the VC on Jonathon Patton. The Saints are woeful, Patton’s in form, and he could kick a bag. That’s true, he might. But it’s interesting to note that Patton has played the Saints four times and his highest score against them is 49. That doesn’t fill me with too much hope. Stephen Coniglio is in ripping form, and is the number one man in GWS’s midfield even when Kelly is in the team. I’d be more confident in him, considering he is not coming up against a very strong midfield. I could be wrong though, apparently Armitage played a ripper for the Sandringham Zebras on the weekend! *Sigh…*

Carlton vs West Coast

Saturday 21 April 4:35PM – MCG

Last time they met: West Coast 15.10.100 def. Carlton 12.11.83

Top 5 Scores: M Kreuzer 133, M Murphy 128, C Curnow 122, J Kennedy 120, N Vardy 105

Josh J Kennedy is back, baby! Kennedy’s return to West Coast on the weekend was a success, booting 5 goals against the Suns in an easy win. Carlton are even worse than Gold Coast. Could Kennedy kick 10? If he does, make sure you have the VC on him. Patty Cripps is the only other one I’d consider for this game, and it would depend very much on Mark Hutchings being named. Hutchings is a good tagger, and if he lines up on Cripps, please don’t VC him. You’re only hurting yourself.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong

Saturday 21 April 7:10PM – Adelaide Oval

Last time they met: Geelong 11.15.81 def. Port Adelaide 11.13.79

Top 5 Scores: P Dangerfield 163, J Selwood 134, J Polec 128, S Selwood 112, O Wines 110

Can we agree that Patrick Dangerfield is due for a big one? We paid $749k for you, and you’re letting us down, Patrick! Lift! Brad Ebert may go to him, but how much is he going to do, really? Dangerfield’s pretty untaggable, so the tag may go to Selwood instead. Dangerfield’s breakeven is up over 200, but we all know he’s capable of achieving those lofty heights. Unlikely? Probably. But if we don’t have hope, what do we have?

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs

Saturday 21 April 8:10PM – Optus Stadium

Last time they met: Fremantle 13.11.89 def. Western Bulldogs 10.13.73

Top 5 Scores: D Mundy 143, M Bontempelli 133, T Liberatore 131, L Dahlhaus 124, N Fyfe 113

I like the look of David Mundy top scoring last time these two teams met. I also like the look of David Mundy’s form so far this year. I probably won’t have the guts to pick him, but I’m hoping he goes big. If I was to pick a VC from this game, it would be between Nat Fyfe and Marcus Bontempelli. The Bont has a 3-round average against the Dockers of 112.7, compared to Fyfe’s 106.7. Not much splitting them. I would probably be leaning slightly towards Fyfe, just because I think the Dogs are struggling and Fremantle are looking good this year, much to the delight of Damo.

North Melbourne vs Hawthorn

Sunday 22 April 3:20PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Hawthorn 18.8.116 def. North Melbourne 14.5.89

Top 5 Scores: J Gunston 124, I Smith 118, L Breust 115, L Hodge 109, J Sicily 107

Tom Mitchell is going to get tagged by Ben Jacobs this week, so he’s not your set and forget Perma-Captain he has been every other week. Jacobs is the only reason North Melbourne don’t have an average losing margin of 100+ points, so stay away from captaining Titch this week. Okay, that might be harsh, but you get the jist. Jarryd Roughead is my smoky for this game, as he could be the beneficiary of Hawthorn belting North Melbourne, and could take a few big clunks over the developing Vickers-Willis and kick a few goals. He hasn’t cracked the ton so far this year, but he also hasn’t played North Melbourne. Lock him in.

Brisbane vs Gold Coast

Sunday 22 April 4:40PM – Gabba

Last time they met: Brisbane 22.10.142 def. Gold Coast 12.12.84

Top 5 Scores: D Beams 138, S Martin 129, L Taylor 129, J Martin 127, T Rockliff 125

The big game. The Queensland Derby between two of the worst teams in the AFL always manages to pull a massive crowd of 15,000+, full of angry rugby fans who only know the Brisbane Lions because they wear maroon on their guernsey. Dayne Zorko is in seriously bad form, and doesn’t historically score great against Gold Coast anyway, and Dayne Beams is also in bad form this year, so I wouldn’t pick either of them. Stef Martin could be an option, as his only sub-par score this year came against big Maxy Gawn, and apart from that game is averaging 119.7, so he’s my pick for this round. Jarrod Witts is going nicely, but I think Martin’s still the better player for now, so lock him in if you want a captain from this game.

Melbourne vs Richmond

Tuesday 24 April 7:25PM – MCG

Last time they met: Richmond 12.16.88 def. Melbourne 11.9.75

Top 5 Scores: T Nankervis 127, M Hibberd 124, J Riewoldt 120, C Oliver 115, T McDonald 109

There’s a lot of potential captaincy options this game, but you can’t choose them all. Clayton Oliver, Dustin Martin, Max Gawn and even Jesse Hogan can all be considered for captain, with Hogan playing a midfield role which is very Supercoach friendly. Which is really nice to see for his sake, considering what that young man’s been through recently. Dusty hasn’t cracked the ton against Melbourne for a number of years now, so I wouldn’t be picking him for this week. Gawn has only played Richmond once in the past 3 years, but he scored 160, so that’s a good sign and I’d back him to dominate Nank in the ruck. Clayton Oliver has only played Richmond once in his life, and scored 115. I think he’ll score well this week, but that’s a really small sample size to go by. You won’t go wrong with picking him though, in my opinion. Jesse Hogan is more of a ‘Hey, what the heck?’ pick, and if you select him as captain and it turns out for you, please hit me up on Twitter, I’d love to hear!

Collingwood vs Essendon

Wednesday 25 April 3:20PM – MCG

Last time they met: Essendon 18.9.117 def. Collingwood 12.8.80

Top 5 Scores: D Zaharakis 120, M Hurley 117, Z Merrett 109, J Kelly 107, S Sidebottom 106

 

Brodie Grundy. What an absolute beast. Had 30+ hitouts and 30+ disposals in the same game last week, and is the top ranking ruckman so far this year. 3 of his opponents so far have been McEvoy, Kreuzer and Jacobs, who are all elite ruckman in their own right. And have a look who Grundy’s playing this week – Bellchambers. Steele Sidebottom’s in terrific form as well, but how can you pass up captaining Grundy? He won’t let you down, and that’s the Sloanian guarantee.

 

Post MaSloane’s Top 8 (Non-Dangerfield) Captain Picks

 

 

  • Brodie Grundy
  • Stef Martin
  • Jarryd Roughead
  • Jesse Hogan
  • Max Gawn
  • Josh J Kennedy
  • Clayton Oliver
  • Rory Sloane

 

The Cheat Sheet

Damo is a man of few words, so we’ll let his cheat sheet do the talking!

What are your moves this week, community?

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  1. TommyC99 says:

    Which option pls guys? Got 26 trades left

    1. Kruez – Nic Nat
    2. Ryan – Mirra/Guelfi/ZGL, Kruez – Grundy
    3 Hold

    • SCDamien says:

      What sort of cash you got in the bank, mate?

      • TommyC99 says:

        Hey mate, got 51k currently, just short of going straight swap to Grundy unfortunately. And I feel like this is the last week I’ll be able to do this due to the high th BE of Kruez and low BE of Grundy. And got English to cover one of Gawn and Grundy during the byes if I picked option 2

        • SCDamien says:

          That does make it hard, but you really should preserve your trades. Kreuz to Nic Nat this week and then Ryan to Guelfi next week, when Matt is on the bubble would be my recommendation.

          • TommyC99 says:

            Cheers mate! What about if ZGL is back this week? He is on the bubble

    • BVB21 says:

      I would hold.

      The rookies aren’t on the bubble.

      You do have to get rid of Ryan but I would wait a week

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Hold Ryan for another week. Should’ve jumped on Richards or Henry when you had the chance.

      I’d say Kreuz to Nic Nat. He will only improve with game time and is quite cheap

      • TommyC99 says:

        Yeah cheers mate. I jumped on Henry last week. Kept Ryan to loophole

  2. trexrex says:

    LDU or Barry –> Coffield?

    LDU seems incapable of a decent score and how long do we think Barry is out for?

    • SCDamien says:

      Don't know how long Barry is out for, but I'd go LDU to Coffield.

    • BVB21 says:

      Barry unlikely to get back in the team so would trade him out

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Barry will be this year's Eddy at Port. That is how Ken Hinkley rolls. I flicked him last week for Crowden. If Barry is named, and I eat humble pie, get rid of LDU for Coffield. If Barry is not named, remove immediately. Cheers mate.

    • Lazza says:

      I’d hold for 1 more week and look to bring Mirra in next week.. if he does well this week he will likely hold his spot until Birchall returns. He will give you a better return than Coffield.
      Trading LDU to gain $30k is a wasted trade. At least Mirra will give you a cash grab of $100k+. Trading Barry will give you a negative return.

  3. Krups says:

    Love the poem

    • SCDamien says:

      Thanks mate! Rucks are hard to cheat sheet this year as most went in with a pretty settled set up.

      I have to be creative.

  4. Jim_bob321 says:

    Hey community,
    I've got both Billings and Hibbo sadly..
    Got 220k in the bank, and cos Lewis is out with the broken hand, thinking Hibbo could lift
    Regarding trades, would I be foolish to not hold billings and trade to R. Gray with the VC on him.. against the Cats at Adelaide.
    OR
    Should i just keep both and not make any trades
    Thanks community!

    • StevoRivo says:

      I’m in a similar situation with Hibbo. Holding for this week. Think his role may change with Lewis out. Billings to Gray is a good move but the round 10 bye will hurt. If you can cover that bye then go for it.

  5. Leigh says:

    Hibberd to Hurley and Kelly GWS to Coniglio. Thoughts please

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hibberd to Hurley is a dumb trade with Lewis now out with a busted hand. Give Hibbo one last roll of the dice (I am) and hope he can turn it around and take control of the back line. Kelly to Coniglio is a trade worth considering. There are now rumblings that Kelly could be out for 3-4 weeks! Cheers mate.

    • Whitey says:

      Wouldn't call it a dumb trade tophawk, if you haven't burnt too many trades yet I can't argue with Hibberd to Hurley but if you have used a few trades you might need to hold.

  6. KrapCoach says:

    McRae or Hogan?
    Sicily or Ryan?

    • Doc says:

      Macrae and Sicily

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        macrae and sicily, if hogan goes back to old role when viney comes back he will be scoring dud scores here and there, assuming you want them for the long run.

  7. StevoRivo says:

    Nice work Damo.
    Brayshaw to Coffield seems logical as it opens up dpp swing with Finlayson.
    Should I double up and move Hibberd to Yeo or Hurley? Other than Laird & Hibbo, the defence is all rooks.

  8. Mike says:

    LOOKS LIKE KELLY IS OUT FOR A WHILE . GRR

  9. dontblushbaby says:

    The C loophole looks very thin this week especially with WC playing early in the round.

    The ones who nail the C this week will pick up points against their opponents

    • Lazza says:

      Not if you have Gawn or Dusty as C with pretty much every other top SC performer playing before them

    • Lazza says:

      Guess it depends on how many non players you have and how you can stagger them .. the first 2 games offer up great Vic options

  10. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Nice Cheatsheet Damo!

    Want to discuss Nicholas Coffield trade in situation.

    All my rooks have attainable BE's this week with ZGL coming back very soon and Murphy hopefully getting a recall.

    Is it worth passing on Coffield and target Mirra and Guelfi next week when Bonner and Brayshaw will likely completely max out on their cash generation? Or is Coffield a must get now for Brayshaw and why? I am tempted to hang on to my 28 trades so I can trade my A-RSE off during the byes and thereafter to come home hard at the back end of the season. Thoughts?

    P.S This scenario is based on there being no major rookie omissions on Thursday.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      Don't think coffield is a must have with his high price but someone like me who started with a bad structure where I have to bench Murray I could possibly trade coffield in and move him to def bench and play finalayson in midfield and Murray on field. But coffield seems to score well so maybe waste to have on the bench

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Thanks mate. Leaning to giving Coffield a miss. The swing with Finlayson would have been handy but not crucial, as both rooks will probably be gone by the time the byes start anyway. It is then you need to have the swingers ready. 😉

        • Ahmad rubas says:

          Why is it then are when swingers are needed?

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Swingers are needed to ensure flexibility between your lines during the 3 weeks players are out of action because of the byes. Also wives and girlfriends tend to get very frustrated with coaches during that time of the year…….lol

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Hawk, I was gonna get Coffield this week too but am also passing, not worth a trade I reckon, like you said, the Saints are shite this year and he could easily drop a 30 this week and flatline and become another useless high priced spud on the pine.

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Yep. I have enough slow burners in my side. Brayshaw, Bonner, and Naughton. Why risk getting sucked in with a fourth one. I need fast cash to get competitive in my leagues and move up the rankings.

            To be fair on Naughton, I am probably a bit harsh as he is starting to show a bit. He might back up again in WA (Peel Thunder boy) this week against the Dockers.

            Going to sit back this week and see what Mirra and Guelfi produce and hopefully pounce on one or both next week.

            I just feel that having trades in the bank with plenty of cash will allow you to come home like Winx down the straight at Flemington at the end of the season.

            Cheers Russty.

            • Russty_ says:

              Doing the same here mate, I'd like to see , if those 2 play this week how they go, if they both hit 70+ again it's a done deal, gotta build that warchest.

          • gator59 says:

            You're a wise man Russty.. You have finally seen the light with our Sainters

    • TommyC99 says:

      Im passing on Coffield. Don't think trading a Brayshaw or Dow or whoever around that price gives us enough coin to warrant the trade. And at an inflated price, has to average higher than a Mirra or Guelfi. Just don't think there will be enough cash earned make that sort of trade

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I tend to agree. Coffield also plays for Saint Kilda who have major on field issues at the moment. I will probably keep my trades this round and set my self up for a "shock and awe" trading blitz starting in the next 2-3 weeks. Cheers

      • Paul says:

        I'm in the same boat, have all of Dow, Brayshaw, Barry and Bonner and am also rolling with Murray currently on the bench. Just don't think the 30k is worth burning a trade given Guelfi and Mirra floating about last week.

        Only reason to do it would be to be able to start all of Finlayson, Doedee, Bonner and Murray (via Finlayson swing), but probably worth playing the long game.

        Looks like no trades for me and then double down next week with Venables down to Guelfi and probably Dow / Brayshaw down to Mirra via DPP. Should give me 300k plus to upgrade the following week.

    • The Ranger says:

      I'm likely to do the Venables – Coffield trade this week TH.
      I've liked the look of Coffield in the JLT and his first two games, he uses the ball well which is what the Saints have been missing and the team not playing well just increases the chances of the ball being in his area.
      And there are very few def/mid rookies this year, I count eight more other then Finlayson and Coffield and few of them will get game time. I see Coffield as an important player for my future trading.

      • Swans2012 says:

        Agree

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Hi Ranger,

        I don't have Venables and punted Barry last week for Crowden. I do have ZGL and Murphy. If neither are named this week I may need to re consider getting Coffield. Can't have too many rooks not making cash either. It's a fine balance. I guess we will know at 6.30 when the teams drop. Cheers

    • Swans2012 says:

      I get the feeling I'll regret not taking coffield for Barry if I don't do it, helps with the flexibility as well, I think he looks like a yes to me

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Hi Swans,

        I don't have Barry as I got rid of him last week. If Barry is not named, by all means grab Coffield. I fear Barry will be last year's Eddy. Cheers

        • Jace says:

          Barry will be back at some stage just depends when that is.

        • Swans2012 says:

          Agree, they make no money when they don't play, not to mention I always seem to miss one of these good rookie defenders each year because I'm being overly tight with trades. He looks the goods to me….

    • Valens_FC says:

      Passing on Coffield because I think Lochie O'Brien (DEF/MID) could be a better option on the bubble in two week's time. He only got 46 in his first game in Tassie, but he looked good to the eye. Courageous and likes the contested ball… I can see him getting a run in the team, showed a lot more than Dow. At $162k not cheap, but Finlayson increasingly looking like a keeper so the swing could be important.

  11. Lazza says:

    Kelly and Lobb both out for GWS this week.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Cheers Lazza, might have to sit down and suss out what on earth I'm going to do with this bombshell!

  12. Rick Grimes says:

    Is Cogs a top 10 mid. Im tired of Zorko and it seems a no brainer to make a straight swap. I know its sideways but Zorko is goinbg to be targeted out of every game.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      If I was in your situation, I would probably succumb to that temptation. With Kelly being out again, and likely to miss a few more weeks, Cogs will be scoring plenty of points. I dont have Zorko, but I feel something is up with him. He could turn into a serious burn man this year. Just my take though. Good luck!

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        And Tarranto. Looking like a good move bringing him in early.

    • D_I_L_D_O_R says:

      I have Zorko too, decided that im holding this week, i knew when i picked him he can do this, but remember why we picked him, one of the few blokes that can pump out a 190, give him one more chance against GC

  13. JJames says:

    Scott Thompson killing it this year back to his all AA form and scoring very nicely, I know a lot of people will cringe looking at Thompson as a trade option but love the way he's playing so far.

    Thoughts community?

  14. Ken says:

    Will Coniglio finish top 10 midfield? If so who will finish top 10?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Sorry mate. I am not going to list my top 10. Dont have the time for that. There is no reason Cogs cannot not be top 10. He is an Elite player now.

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Cogs was on track to be super elite a couple years back. He's showing what he can do now.

    • Derek says:

      He is ranked 4 on averages so far….. but EdCurnow, Swallow, Polec and Lyons are also all ranked in the top 12.

      It just shows that it is too early to tell.

      There are some players who start really well because the ground is hard and they don’t get any attention and many other things. Stanton was always a good starter.

      I don’t think Coniglio will be too 10, but he will be in the next group. There is some quality players in that second group.

      I think we can pick someone from that second group to be a keeper as long as they are durable and very likely to play every game.

      Difference between a coniglio who averages 110 and a Crouch who averages 115 might only be 80 points over the rest of the year, but if Crouch misses a game and you need your bench cover, there might be the difference.

      I was worried about Coniglios durability, but he does seem to be going ok, well enough that I brought him in last week as a keeper

      My top 8 mids are; Danger, Fyfe, Dusty, TMitch, Parker, MCrouch, Kelly, Oliver.

      • Russty_ says:

        Wish I'd started with him now, but he'll be unaffordable soon, started with Shitfield instead, and promptly traded him out for Dusty after 3 weeks, so much for going for pods lol

      • neil Demons Delight says:

        Based on averages I would have Cogs for Kelly but total points is difficult could even be Kelly FOR Kelly

  15. Ahmad rubas says:

    Ben Jacobs vs tom Mitchell
    Best tagger against best ball winner
    In your opinion can Jacobs limit titch to under 100

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Bernie Vince did it last week, so Ben Jacobs could obviously give it a shake. I reckon Titch will be hell bent on breaking Jacobs. If not, he will have the Rory Sloane "cant handle the tag" cloud hanging over him. Trust me, he doesnt want that…..Will be interesting to see how Titch handles it though. Cheers mate.

      • Tibor says:

        Don't think Bernie Vince went near Titch last week. Nathan Jones did the job. Was a decent job on Titch but Melbourne lost out on what Jones normally provides

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Agree Tibor was all Jones and didn't overly tag him but played him beautifully

          What he did at a ball up was push Titch right under the ruckman so he couldn't scout the hit out as he was too close to the ruckman.

          Different tactic but worked out to a tee

          • Tibor says:

            Yeah it did stop what Titch is really good at and that is knowing how far from the ruck contest to put himself plenty can pick the direction the ball is going but Titch is the master at picking the range. Jones was basically using an arm to edge him too close but Titch still got a bit of it and on about three occasions in the second half he hooked hold of Jones arm and won a free because when they link arms it will look to the ump that Jones is holding him rather than edged him forward absolutely brilliant.

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Gonna be fascinating. I reckon Titch will break the tag this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah he could Ahmad, I wouldn't use Titch as Captain this week.

    • ABC 4 AFL says:

      No I think he will get over 100 handily just not a 150 type score.
      Will be happy to bank a 125 VC score this week though.

  16. Tibor says:

    Chose to start without Danger. So far no harm done but absolutely believe he is a must asap.

    I won't get him this week and he has a BE of 209.

    My plan is to take one more ride on the Bonner train then trade Bonner for Mirra next week. Bonner BE is 58.

    I have JOM who has obviously been good to me but I count myself as fortunate here and plan to trade JOM to Danger next week using the coin gained on the Bonner to Mirra trade.

    This is all looking like a great result but it ain't done till it's done.

    I have only used 2 trades so far. So to sure up the chance to get this job done is it worth going Bonner to Coffield this week and sit on the cash then go Coffield to Mirra. And JOM to Danger. OR

    Stick to plan A and not trade at all this week

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Plan A sounds right to me.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Plan F- Trading in Coffield this week and trading him out next week for Mirra…..

      Plan B- Trading in Coffield………

      Plan A- Hold your trades.

    • Derek says:

      Ideally you hold JOM for two more weeks, get max price increase out of his big score last week, especially as his dud round 2 score drops out next week. If JOM scores a 90, his BE next week will be less than this week.

      JOM is a good player and worth holding if you can.

      • Tibor says:

        Certainly worth some thought agree with JOM potential which is why I picked him to start but I gambled on him staying fit long enough to earn some money so if the opportunity presents I'll probably grab Danger. Based on what you say I'll make the effort to watch Danger play. I suppose if JOM breaks down now he's done a job for me anyway.

        Thanks for your thoughts

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Tibor, ideally you could keep / get both JOM and Danger..you're doing well this year, so trust your own gut decisions.

          • Tibor says:

            Timing the Danger in move and not giving up too much will be a key call

  17. Dean says:

    Josh Kelly to either Coniglio or Macrae?

    • Russty_ says:

      Kelly to Cogs is a good trade, and makes you some nice moola.

      • Dean says:

        Russty cheers was thinking that but huge difference in ownership Cogs 37% of teams, where as Macrae only in 4%

        • Russty_ says:

          True mate, was just thinking of the money factor over the pod factor, depends on what's more important to you though 🙂

          • Derek says:

            Macrea is going to attract attention. I bet all money Banfield tags him this week. Other coaches will be watching closely.

            Banfield has done some really good tag roles. Hall and Merrett

    • Whitey says:

      I know he hasn't started well but Merrettis also an option as well. I think he will come good and is almost 500k.

  18. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Word is Kruez to miss this week and Kelly definately next 2.

    Groins linger pull the trigger finger.

  19. joel says:

    kreuzer – nic nat
    bonner – yeo

    thoughts?

    only drains my bank down to 28k and still wanting to grab danger in the coming weeks is the only issue

    • joel says:

      or
      kreuzer – nic nat ONLY and now have $219k in the bank

      then next week trade
      Bonner – Mirra
      holman or brayshaw to dangerfield * (providing i have enough cash otherwise may have to trade another rookie..)

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah that sounds better Joel. Give Bonner one more chance regardless I think.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Joel, maybe just go Kreuz to Nicnat this week and hold Bonner, Yeo shouldn't go up in price this week.

  20. MOD143 says:

    Personally handing the VC to Buddy. Thoughts Community?

    • Dean says:

      Worth it i reckon, buddy will either go huge or average. If he scores average then just put the C on Titch or Dusty

  21. Harry says:

    Hey, sorry for the noobie question but I traded Kelly to Dusty, if i was to reverse the trade would I lose the trade or keep it?

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Lol.

      You keep it mate.

    • Russty_ says:

      Why are you reversing it Harry?…Dusty would make a good Captain this week.

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Second that. Good trade. And don't apologise, no such thing as a bad question on here.

      • Harry says:

        I'm not have made the trade just always wondered if i'd lose the trade if i reversed haha. thanks a lot!

        • Russty_ says:

          Oh ok mate, just remember you can't reverse your trades after lockout, even though you can trade during the round.

  22. SC_Sixty6 says:

    If danger doesn't post at least a 140 I will trade that over rated brownlow medallist!

    • Russty_ says:

      Hah..I can see you regretting that 66, you're joking right? 🙂

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        Just annoying the best player in the comp can't stick it to the guys that didn't start him.

        • Russty_ says:

          I know right?..haha, if he doesn't start blasting out some high scores soon, he could be playing through an injury maybe?..or maybe last year was his peak..bloody hope not.

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            He was 70 at HT last week. He can go bang, hopefully because saints got smoked by the cats he was rested abit.

            In saying that he had his ankle and calf strapped in the last qtr.

            • Sc_Wow says:

              I hope for a competitive game on the weekend. Danger has still shown that great scoring potential in the close situations. Geelong are just being sooks and resting him when they can. Let’s hope port can force that not to happen

            • TOPHAWK1 says:

              Danger got rested in that last quarter against the Saints. Geelong had the 4 points in the bag.

              No brainer when you saw what the Saints produced..

              Well done I say.

              I am a happy owner and I want Dangermouse to be healthy, fired up, and pumping out BIG points against better sides throughout the season.

              Welcome!

            • Derek says:

              It is that strapping of the calf that concerns me.

              What about Kelly Sixty6, will he miss one or two more weeks?

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Yeah c'mon danger give us something

          • Tibor says:

            Take it easy Danger, one more easy week now is a great investment in the rest of the season, maybe just play a half….That young Kelly fella is doing the job anyway

        • dontblushbaby says:

          The best player in the comp is D.Martin

          • JJames says:

            Couldn't disagree more, Best individual season for a footballer ever they say… but Dangerfield statistically beat him and if he didn't get reported for that tackle which was just a horrendous decision things might've been a lot different

            • dontblushbaby says:

              Please check out the statistics at Champion Date , mate i love Danger but as a speed footballer with already hamstring issues I can see an unfortunate slide in his output going forward , just my opinion JJ

              • Sc_Wow says:

                I don’t understand what you were trying to say in that comment.

            • Lazza says:

              Statistics don't win games or flags … Danger needs to improve his disposal to bypass Dusty. Dusty went past him last year and sprinting away this year … Danger isn't even the best player at Geelong so far this year … that would be Selwood..

          • BrownlowBoy says:

            How do you judge the best player? Off last season? Their career? If we go last season then you say yes, it's Dusty based on the votes, but that could have easily been Dangerfield for a second year in a row. Based on career, Gaz is in the lead by a long way.

            • SC_Sixty6 says:

              Just off the past few seasons…… Danger, Martin and Fyfe are in the same league. Can grab a game by the scruff and do their thing!

            • theRealPod says:

              Umpire votes only decide the Brownlow not the best player. What an overrated award, the MVP and coaces pick way ahead. Dangerfield number 1 followed by daylight then Dusty. That could change this season but only if Danger out injured. Titch leading atm.

              • Sc_Wow says:

                Anyone that watches footy can tell Danger is the best in the game

                • Tibor says:

                  I watch footy and he is a great player. They all play different roles and influence games so differently and also the players around them. In particular I'm talking about ruckman. You are so obviously a Collingwood man so you should see how Brodie Grundys form impacts on Steele and Scotts output, it's a team game after all did Pendlebury just return to his old output or is there another reason. Max Gawn going great but not so great around him yet?…There are so many great plans and so many dumb plans and if you really think you've got it worked out you need another drink mate

                  • Sc_Wow says:

                    What are you talking about? Maybe lay off the drinks mate 😉

                    • theRealPod says:

                      I thought I was the only one. The discussion was about Danger then ??

                  • JJames says:

                    sorry but i'm a bit confused on what your trying to say, different players have different roles I agree! so if you are saying we can't say Dangerfield is the best player in the league because he plays a different position to say a Franklin or a Grundy, fair enough, Lets go by who the best MIDFIELDER is then, and the answer to that is Dangerfield.

                • Derek says:

                  I’m sure there is figures on this, who went first the most the SuperCoach Draft this year.

                  I’m pretty sure the one I’m in went Danger first

                • Lazza says:

                  Except the AFL players playing who voted Martin… but of course what would they know …

        • Tibor says:

          Don't be too hard on yourself 66, we all make a few mistakes

    • JJames says:

      Dangerfield is the best and most influential player in the AFL hands down, his speed and aggressiveness is matched by no other, Dusty is in my opinion the more entertaining player player to watch but when we talk about the best it has to be Dangerfield, Followed by Buddy Franklin, Dusty is third for me so not even top 2 let alone the best player in the league

      • JJames says:

        and when I say aggressiveness I mean how he attacks the ball and how hard he is at it

  23. KSinny says:

    Ok guys so I'm thinking of just bringing Danger in this week for Kelly that way I won't have to worry about how to get money to get him anymore, this also allows me to focus on upgrades in other positions instead of how and when to being Danger in. Thoughts on this community?

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Ksinny, you could afford to wait a week or 2, he'll drop in price more next 2 weeks, maybe 50 grand.
      Could get someone else good this week if you have to trade, but budget for Danger in a week or 2.

    • Northernsoul74 says:

      I’d wait a week at least. Dangers break even is huge.

      • Daniel Z says:

        If I didn't have Danger, I'd be waiting for the following:

        1) B/E in the 120-140 range; and
        2) At least one (more likely two) scores of 120+.

        Bringing him in now, you're intentionally spending more money than you need to.

    • Dean says:

      Getting danger now is crazy, what's going on with dangers scores is a dream for those without him, get him later not now his BE is over 200

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Danger could plummet down to 600K not at his best right now. I might even wait till the byes

  24. Jordan says:

    Do I hold josh Kelly or do I go straight to danger even though he will drop. I want to keep him but if he is out for more than one more week I can’t hold… I don’t want to pull the trigger yet though this week but then it could be too late AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!! Hellllpppp

    • Derek says:

      Feeling the same.

      We have to trade

    • Billy Brainless VS says:

      Trading Kelly this week myself. Danger can wait though (will be much cheaper) he can come in in 2 weeks for Bonner/Fisher types.

  25. KSinny says:

    Kelly to Cogs or play it safe and grab Macrae or Oliver?

  26. TommyC99 says:

    Thoughts on a cheeky Nic Nat VC, especially if Kruez is out? Probably need to see more game time first but should dominate

    • Derek says:

      Lycett still taking a lot of the rucks

      • Billy Brainless VS says:

        True, not a high enough ceiling for NicNat at this stage with limited minutes.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I don't have any other options apart from Laird and Coniglio (if I bring him in) so I will be going for it probably

  27. SteveC says:

    Agree with all the replies and he is also a little down on his usual scoring – get him in 2-weeks

  28. Billy Brainless VS says:

    Suggestions please – Forward Line needs fixing ASAP as in weeks ago.

    Fwd: Heeney, Petracca, Sicily , Fisher, Fritsch, Garlett. (Fogarty, Venables)

    Garlett and Fogarty will be moved to MID bench and J.Kelly and A.Brayshaw will be traded (gives me a bank of 1060k for 2 forwards this week)

    Liking R.Gray (532) and ???

    Greene (528)
    Menegola (524)
    McLean (522)
    Mundy (518)
    Hogan (485)

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      McLean and Menegola for mine. Gray would be nice too and suggested buddy is almost a must have for huge scoring potential. Decide on your top three you will have alongside your current three keepers. Get the best value ones first pick them off through the season.

      • Billy Brainless VS says:

        Thanks Im gonna go Gray and Menegola then. If I went Buddy I would only have 516k for another FWD.
        McLean and or Buddy can be added at a later stage as I may move Sicily down back if need be – no need now as the backline is fine and after adding a fallen premo in the MIDS or Dangerfield after dropping further in price I can move Finlayson to the backline.

    • theRealPod says:

      Gray & Menegola then Greene, McLean, Hoges, Mundy.

  29. fcabel says:

    Buddy

  30. Ando says:

    Who to play on field this week?

    Holman, Banfield, or Coffield?

  31. Ando says:

    Zorko to Macrae or Oliver?

    I feel as though Macrae will be tagged by Banfield this week.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      It's a big call mate, write down your 8 preferred midfielders and see if they fit, if they both do then get the one at the best value currently.

    • Ja191 says:

      Macrae getting tagged this week doesn’t mean much it’s more in the long run. Pick who you think will finish higher

    • paul says:

      Banfield at 20 is a kid if they do that Macrae will be all over him.

      • DacZawson says:

        Watch Freo's last two games Paul, Banfield has been locking down some decent players

  32. Derek says:

    Does anyone know for certain how long Venables will be out for.

    I read someone posted 10 weeks, but then read today that “he didn’t train with the main group”

  33. Ken says:

    Thoughts on pendles? Is he a good pick??

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      I like what pendles is doing this year. Flying under the radar a bit……seen the tackle counts? Keep it quiet alright 😉

      • Ken says:

        Why is his scores barely cracking the ton? His tackle count is pretty high

    • theRealPod says:

      Nice pod

  34. ROBOCOP14 says:

    Thoughts on Tim Taranto? Gonna keep scoring around 100 or trap? Would only have to drop Venables to get him..

    • Rapid growth says:

      Yes hes a great option quality and tackles also no Kelly or Scully so more time in the middle , i have just brought him in and gives you DPP.

      • ROBOCOP14 says:

        Cool thanks man, I like having a team of pod's, doesn't always work out but like it in head to head matches…. Nothing worse than playing someone with the same team!

  35. neil demons delight says:

    Great write up fellas Olango comment spot on. No sign of Fisher Thought he would be there cheers

  36. Crowboy94 says:

    Lachie Murphy wont be playing again this week.
    Rookie Myles Poholke is a chance to play.

  37. Tiger Man says:

    Merrett in for Kelly? Feel like he will build on that 107 and is currently under 500k.

    • The Ranger says:

      Easy Tiger. Not yet.

      • Derek says:

        Have another look. Still has 130 BE.

        Very interested at $480k. Had a spot reserved for MCrouch, but he is very tempting

        • Steeeve says:

          I'm in the exact same boat. And a sub 100 score from dusty could cause me to aim for him instead of M Crouch.

    • theRealPod says:

      Grabbing fallen premiums name of the game. Will he go top 10 mids?

      • DavidSA says:

        Merrett is usually a very consistent 90-110 premo with the occasional 120+

  38. Degone Smith? says:

    Time to trade Devon Smith?

    • Derek says:

      Why?

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Yeh mate very smart move. I'd be picking up parfitt and pocketing a good 150k

      • Degone Smith. says:

        I don’t think he’ll finish top 8 forwards, I’m top 1500 and don’t have any other issues at the moment. Parfitt not the answer though. Taranto a chance to finish top 8? His 49 just an aberration we can write off?

        • Degone Smith says:

          Like, I don’t think there’s any chance I’ll make the trade. Just an interesting thought to follow.

        • Ricardo says:

          Using the theory that you discount a player's highest and lowest scores, yes we can write off that 49.

    • Marty says:

      What did you expect him to average? I was expecting 95ish so he is pretty much doing what he needs to do. Change him to a premo forward later on if you need to.

  39. ROBocop14 says:

    Thoughts on Jared Polec and David Swallow? Lads have been smashing it! POD'S?

  40. Ash says:

    Sideways Sloane or hold? The HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED post had him damned, AFL website says he's in doubt and now the captains corner has got me thinking potential VC!

    • Cam_H says:

      Ash,

      For what it's worth, I am able to sideways trade him to Dusty this week. Rory Sloane has been playing with an ankle injury for two weeks now (last week; 12 handballs and 4 kicks – I'm surprised it was that many kicks). The fact that he historically scores well against Sydney should not in itself be reason enough to put your VC on a guy who last week could hardly run.

      Best of luck with whatever you decide.

      • Ash says:

        Thanks Cam, he did look a bit cooked last week. Now that he's not named I think I'll sideways him to Oliver.

        • Russty_ says:

          Good call, could always get him back in later in the season if you're keen, he is a tag hag though.

  41. Sc_Wow says:

    Watch billings ton up this week. Can’t wait to get him in cheap

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      He is a prime example as to see why he isn't scoring well….had nothing to do with him not getting the ball. Just the saints being belted doesn't help. He still racks em up. Will be a great cheap option!

      • DavidSA says:

        Agree his role + team not getting it down his end enough is killing him.
        Will see if I can get him in for 380k will be a handy F7 M9.

        • gator59 says:

          Would be nice to see him run through the midfield more often

          • Russty_ says:

            Oh do you still watch Saints games Gat?…lol, I switch over to synchronized swimming when they play.

  42. Actor/Model says:

    I have enough $ to Bring in Zach Merrett. Should I wait another week for potential price drop which would mean playing Holman on field. My Main focus is on league wins. Other option is hold off on Zerrett and keep the $300k war chest for Dangerfield in a few weeks. As Mark Bozza would say ‘ What do you’s guys think?’ .

    • JJames says:

      Look at Holmans scores hes been a pretty consistent rookie so far i know he had the role change but back him to score well again and zach merret should drop in price maybe one more time

      • DavidSA says:

        Merrett BE 130
        60% chance to drop another 15k (bottoming out) 478k
        Holman BE 22 playing against Brisbane and should rise another 20k

        • DavidSA says:

          Sorry Holman BE 38 not 22 but still should be no problem against Brisbane

  43. BrownlowBoy says:

    What are people doing with Brayshaw?

    • Ricardo says:

      Brayshaw -> Coffield

    • Simo says:

      I'm sitting him on the pine til a decent MID bubble appears, but also keeping a real close eye on his BE

    • David C says:

      He only needs one big score to start making money. Bit of a waste of a trade at the moment. I'm holding him.

    • KSinny says:

      As long as he plays I'm holding, unless he starts losing heaps of cash

    • Marty says:

      Brayshaw to Gray.

    • Russty_ says:

      Nothing at the moment for me, surely he has to get better than what he has been so far.

  44. Multi_ says:

    Danger has a corked calf Scott talking to the media now

  45. DavidSA says:

    Imagine Danger getting 200 against Port > coaches get itchy trade finger after round 5, bring him in then his next 3 games are back down to 100-110. Seen stranger things

    Not the Netflix stranger things 😶

  46. neil Demons Delight says:

    I notice,,, in the league I want to do well in ( TRIGG'S HAPPY HOUR ) most have one of the big three missing.. For me to get mine (DUSTY) I will need either to grab a 400 k player such as TARANTO as a keeper OR kill 2 trades and trade slow burners BARRY and BRAYSHAW in order to raise the coin Which is the better

    • DavidSA says:

      It's better to swipe at a fallen Premo like Merrett 478k most likely after this round.
      2nd best is getting those players like Taranto fwd or Sicily who are scoring well above the current price tag. No Scully and Kelly makes Taranto very safe.

      • neil Demons Delight says:

        Agree David Zorko or Merrett will be cheap Taranto certainly makes appeal

    • Lazza says:

      Who are the big three? … are you talking current or historic? Titch, Dusty and ???
      I know you mean Danger, but he is closer to 20th than 3rd at the moment … those who don't have him will wait whilst his price drops … gives you the opportunity to gain points by trading up now. Food for thought.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Bringing in #3 this week
      Welcome Dusty.

  47. MRmoMAN says:

    Danger 50/50 chance to play this weekend with his calf!

    • DavidSA says:

      if he does not play against Port that's a huge kick to the plums for those who started with him.
      3/5 played and still will have the 200 BE

    • Lazza says:

      Can't play with out it 🙂

    • Derek says:

      Scott said there is No doubt he will play.

    • Steeeve says:

      If he missed I'd just trade him to dusty now and wait for his price to keep dropping. But he will play and I'm throwing the C on him.

  48. TheGreatBozza says:

    Kreuzer owners, what are we doing? I've got the chest to go Kreuzer to Grundy, I just hate offloading premiums who are playing. I've still got 28 trades left and no other issues other than Billings (holding) or going Brayshaw to Coffield

  49. neil Demons Delight says:

    Gator and Russty would be rapt to see the MIGHTY SAINTS chasing de GOEY. Together with KENT they will form a mighty midfield

    • gator59 says:

      We're looking at getting our seconds sorted out first Neil

      • neil Demons Delight says:

        Just heard Meg Hutchins has been delisted from Collingwood's womens team Imagine her in a SAINTS Guernsey..

  50. Sam Stone says:

    What are your thought on Josh Dunkley boys?, Seems to be doing real good as a POD

    • seen_burns says:

      I started with him, but was more so in my team as a cash cow who scores well like people with Christensen. Don't think he's a keeper/premium.

      • D_I_L_D_O_R says:

        +1

      • Sam Stone says:

        I had him in for the same reason, looked good in pre season and a local boy. But know looks like I might not trade him at all, seeming consistent and looks to be secure in the bulldogs side

  51. Ando says:

    Sorry guys, noob alert.

    With West Coast playing the 2nd game on Saturday, and Olango and the VC loophole, does that mean you can only C players in the 2 matches before?

    • Derek says:

      You mean, can only VC players in the two games before.

      The C can be anyone who plays after the VC

      • Ando says:

        Oh really?

        I thought that once the C's team has played, the VC's score gets locked in?

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Ando, you might be a bit confused mate, if Olango is your only option to use as the captain's loophole then you have to put the VC on someone from the first 2 games, if your VC gets a score you're happy with, then whack the C on Olango (onfield) with the E on your playing Ruckman.

          • Ando says:

            Cheers Russty! I'm on the same page now haha.

            • Russty_ says:

              No dramas mate, you'll figure out the loopholes, you can do captain's loophole and emergency loopholes, you just need to make sure you can monitor each game..if you're actually having a life and getting out of the house that weekend, maybe just set the Captain you trust the most and then forget about it lol.

  52. Mongrel Punt says:

    Any love for Bret Deledio in the community?
    2 scores in the 90s. Low BE. Fwd eligible. Dearth of fwds means he may end up top 10 fwd. Or am I just desperate

    • Ja191 says:

      more of a position thing with lids. If he can maintain a good role he will score well but he may be played forward a lot (cameron has said he will rotate him forward). Plus there is the big possibility of injury. I can seeing him going well in the next few weeks with so many injuries, could be a good pod pick

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Don’t look too much into those scores. He’s on the fall at the moment for Supercoach and changes roles more occasionally than others

    • The Ranger says:

      LTI waiting to happen isn't he?

    • Mongrel Punt says:

      Th

      • Mongrel Punt says:

        Thanks guys. Think I'll steer clear of him. Focus on the premos I reckon

    • Westy says:

      I was happy to start with him but was concerned after 3 rounds the last 2 have been great for a mid 300s fwd.

  53. Jordan says:

    Pendles, Oliver or macrae? I have always loved pendles and I still love him but don’t know if he’s an Uber premium anymore. Thoughts? (Please say pendles)

    • Rhys says:

      Follow your heart and go Pendles. Barring injury, at worst he'll score in the 90s, but surely he has some 120ish scores coming up soon.

    • INPieman says:

      Pendles still scoring ok but doesn't seem to have the real big one's anymore

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey Pies, Collingwood are playing better lately so I reckon he could get into the swing of things soon and lift his scoring.

        • INPieman says:

          He plays weird roles Russty. Back up Ruck, tagged Cripps last week. He's also played forward & back

  54. Greg says:

    With 28 trades and 90k in the bank, is it prudent to go Barry to Coffield this week? Essentially, how many trades should you be looking to have at this stage of the season?

    • KSinny says:

      Yeah if you have 28 why not I've got 26 after using one this week.

    • Derek says:

      if you think the trade will nett you around $175k you do it.

      i ponder what a trade is worth, maybe i would target $200k a trade, but early in the season take a bit less.

      Coffield could go to $350k and therefore you have made your cash. But if barry gets a few more games and goes up as well, your gain becomes alot less.

      will Barry play soon?

      I'm holding him but will look at trading out venables.

    • INPieman says:

      As many as possible Greg. They can disappear quickly

      • Greg says:

        I guess this is the thing – in doing this trade I'll be bringing in Guelfi and Mirra next week all going well, and then I'll be down to 25 trades and haven't made an upgrade yet…

  55. Simo says:

    I don't understand the rush to trade in Coffield. Why not sit a week or 2 & wait for an el cheapo Mid Bubble to present?

  56. neil Demons Delight says:

    Blake Acres is one Saint who can hold his head up. A future star Acres is worth a thought . DPP makes appeal and at 470 odd represents good value as a F 7 / M 9 . Another Motlop maybe

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Pass

      • neil Demons Delight says:

        I can understand that A bit expensive but for ppl playing for leagues could be of value At least he isn.t a menapoo or pickett. and could be a bench chance Only a thought cheers

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I’m not looking at him. He showed glimpses of an increase last year and dropped off greatly

    • The Ranger says:

      I considered him as a POD in the preseason Neil. He's had a good start to the year.

  57. AB13 says:

    Mirra, Cunico, Coffield. 3 mids, one on the bubble and 2 more hopefully on it soon.

    I have 24 trades left

    I'm thinking Fogarty (Adel) to Coffield and Devon Smith to Hogan. My only issue is if I bring in Hogan, who I nearly brought in last week but went Buddy instead means I now have Hibberd, Oliver, Gawn, Petracca, (sometimes fritch)

    I'm looking to bring in those 3 rookies in order to facilitate other upgrades.

    What should I do?

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Def get rid of Devon, he’s been horrible

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Don't trade Devon Smith for starters

    • Maurice says:

      Don’t trade. You are down to 24 trades already. Rage trading? You will be out of trades by round 18. Like last year, there are and will be many injuries. Perhaps SC could have 32 trades. Yes, we once had 24.

  58. Ando says:

    Do St. Kilda tag? If so, with Josh Kelly unlikely to play, would that mean Coniglio gets tagged?

  59. jason says:

    in a draft league, should i trade charlie curnow for tom lynch from suns

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      No. Curnow is way more consistent and has more potential scoring. Lynch’s average is 90 because he scored a 180 against the blues

  60. Finnius says:

    taranto, mclean or Robbie Gray? Taranto's price is what is so appealing, but obviously there is more risk there. I can't split Mclean and Gray – both guaranteed top 6 fwds IMO, but Gray's bye and role volatility has me leaning towards Mclean, even though it is obvious that Gray has more upside.

    Thoughts community?

    • Fearthebeard says:

      I was in same boat except gray and heeney (started with McLean)

      I ended up deciding most likely you will want them all so go with who is best for you now and lower break even etc to save you in the end. I took gray.

      Got him Walters McLean franklin and smith (started with the rest and not sure if smith will stay all year or not) now. Gunning for heeney and either smith stays or greeene forces his way in if trades and injuries are kind:

    • Marty says:

      Gray

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I am getting in McLean now and aiming to get Gray after his bye

  61. joe says:

    Taranto 4 me might be able trade 4 green later and swing Taranto to mids

  62. Ken says:

    Barlow is finally in 🙂

  63. TOPHAWK1 says:

    The big INS- Myles Polhoke, Jordan Gallucci, Taylin Duman, Patrick Lipinski, Will Walker, James Worpel, Mitch Lewis, Oscar McInerney,

    The big OUTS- Rory Sloane, Dacy Fogarty. Mathew Kruezer, Daniel Venables,

    No Josh Kelly, no Dom Barry, No Lauchie Murphy, No ZGL

    Rookies Galore set to debut. Plenty of cash to be made in coming months by the look of it! Choose carefully folks.

    • Russty_ says:

      Dunno if I could have a "Taylin Duman" in my side, sounds like a martial arts move 🙂

    • Swans2012 says:

      Coffield in this week and straight out in a fortnight for the best of this weeks debutants……unless he's better than I think of course

      • David C says:

        Wasting trades mate.

        • Swans2012 says:

          I don't think so, gotta keep the money train flowing, and he is scoring well at the moment. If Holman drops another nugget this week I'd love to have coff's 70-80's to put on field next week.

          Also My trade value to get to full premo is lower this year than previous, what with free hits from cogs and smith (mid price keepers) and kelly finlayson, Murray and doed doing there thing (should be 100-150k to a fallen premo by the time they are done) I think you can afford to burn a couple of trades this year making quick early cash.

          But I also invariably ride it for luck the last couple of weeks…

  64. INPieman says:

    Anzac eve & Anzac day games teams wont be announced till Monday night. That licks balls

  65. TOPHAWK1 says:

    I have Murphy down back who is missing again this week and ZGL who is still not 100% fit. With all these rookies coming through (some on extended benches mind you) I think I am going to pass on Coffield.

    Mirra, and Lochie O'Brien have both been named. Hopefully Guelfi will be too. That being the case, there are hopefully going to be plenty of cheap bubble boys coming through as of next week. I am holding my trades (28) and then going into round 6, the serious trading action will commence.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah good call I reckon Hawker, no saints in your squad as the wise Gator advocated, Saints are crap and will drag their own player's scores down getting smashed every week.
      Make your run in the second half, whilst all others are fading into obscurity lol

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Once Murphy is fit he will be back in for Adelaide as our injury list is horrible atm

  66. The Ranger says:

    Nice one Kreuzer.
    Rd 5 and I'm up to 5 injury trades already.

    • hedski says:

      Yep, screw the big prick Ranger he's out (so is Kelly, welcome Dusty).

      • The Ranger says:

        Who you getting for Kreuzer then Hedski?
        And is that Titch and Dusty in the last two weeks for you?!

        • hedski says:

          Dog dog for Kreuz, yeah got Titch in for Brayshaw last week.

          • The Ranger says:

            Jeez, your mids must be looking good now mate.
            Dog Dog for me too I think.

            • hedski says:

              Started 5 deep now I'm 6 deep, friggen injuries…
              Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs.

              • Russty_ says:

                You're not that far off the pace Hed, make some wise decisions and you'll be right back there in the mix in the Leagues mate.

              • The Ranger says:

                Gonna be a long year.
                I'm just gonna trade arse off and pray for luck later in the year.

                • hedski says:

                  Same, was gonna be SO disciplined this year too.
                  Fckn bang bang bang now.

    • neil demonsdelight says:

      Been one of those years Ranger GRUNDY looking good

      • The Ranger says:

        Yeah it sucks when ya out of the big game so early Neil but I like the challenge

        • Russty_ says:

          We're all out of the big game unless we score 2450 3 weeks in a row mate, Leagues are what we realistically play for in the long game.

  67. The Ranger says:

    Kreuzerhas to go…up to Grundy or down to Dog Dog?
    Can get Grundy but it leaves the kitty empty.

    • hedski says:

      I've gone dog dog, let's me get Dusty for Kelly instead of Oliver.

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd get Nicnat, don't think Grundy will maintain that output.

    • Fearthebeard says:

      I went Grundy. He has been awesome. Prepared to stump the cash up.

      • The Ranger says:

        I stumped up the cash for Danger and for Kreuzer but it hasn't done me any good Beard.
        In fact I'm paying the price for paying the price – Derek where are you?!!

        • Fearthebeard says:

          Mate I started with jelly and Kruez and billing’s. Believe me I feel the pain!

          Worth correcting. My logic is if Kreuzer was pushing what Grundy is I’d be stocked. Nothing to say he can’t jeep it up. Locked and loaded! Gawn and Grundy! GG!!!

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      I went dog dog rd 2 when "he lost power in his groin"
      Dont stuff around with groin injuries
      Kelly now has to go. In you come Mr Martin.

      • The Ranger says:

        I got so burnt by not having him last year that I was determined to hold him but you're right….from now on if you get a groin ya gonski.

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Yeah anything else you can probably deal with but groins you dont recover from in a week.
          Real pity as he was on fire that first game and looked set for a huge year.
          So u decided which way u r going?
          Up or down or u gonna sleep.on it?

          • The Ranger says:

            I think it has to be Nic Nat.
            I can't have no bank at this stage of the season and Grundy would leave me skint.
            Kreuzer – Dog Dog
            Venables – Coffield
            130K in bank.
            BANG! BANG!

            • Russty_ says:

              Nicnat a good choice Ranger, don't need to be skint ever regarding your bank balance.

    • Blues10 says:

      First time poster, and showing my ignorance, but who is this 'dog dog'. I can get Grundy as well but looking at all options, spent a little while trying to figure out who/what is a'dog dog' and its doing my head in.

    • ThatsGoldJerry says:

      Who is Dog Dog ?

  68. Daniel says:

    Thoughts on playing Bonner on field as d4 this week instead of Doedee as a shark move? With no Crouch/Sloane in the Midfield Sydney should pump the crows in Sydney and Doedee got his worst score for the year last week in a disappointing loss. If Bonner doesn't score well this week ge will be gone next week, he is playing at home against the cats and I could see him going 80+. It feels like a waste to keep Bonner on the bench this week

    • Defying_Madness says:

      try loophole them

      • Russty_ says:

        That's what I'm doing DM.

        • Defying_Madness says:

          I am loopholing Doedee with Fritsch/ Henry via my dpp link between Keefe and Sicily. I am only 2 defenders deep so I don't really have that option

  69. Jim_bob321 says:

    What do people think of Buddy VC?

  70. Russty_ says:

    Barlow in the mix this week, wonder if he came in..he'd push Holman out?
    Who are the best 4 out of these 8?
    7 Jesse Lonergan
    43 Max Spencer
    33 Aaron Hall
    39 Nick Holman
    20 Michael Barlow
    3 Matt Rosa
    9 Ben Ainsworth
    10 Kade Kolodjashnij

  71. Burnsy says:

    Not sure on who to trade out of these players.
    Have 195k and 26 trades.
    Josh Kelly, Jack Billings, Matt Taberner, Michael Hibberd, Andrew Brayshaw.
    Who to trade and who to hold?
    Cheers.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Burnsy, I'd go Kelly to one of the best 4 midfielders you don't have and Taberner to Taranto, or a definite keeper forward for the year.

    • Gazza says:

      Iv got the same dilemma. I was thinking trade Hibberd to Yeo and maybe Billings to Hogan

  72. ROBocop14 says:

    Sloane to Mitchell, Danger or Dusty?

  73. StevoRivo says:

    Going Brayshaw to Coffield. DPP swing will be very helpfulnand this leaves me with 27 trades & $245k.

  74. Tommo says:

    Do I trade J.Kelly to Dusty or TMitch or hold?
    I have 28 trades left

    • Russty_ says:

      No point holding Tommo, you need T-Mitch and Dusty in your side, may as well do it now.

  75. John says:

    Really not sure who to trade in for Kelly. Tossing up between Cogs and Macrae and I can’t decide please help me make a decision!!

    • Russty_ says:

      Show us your midfield John?

      • John says:

        Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Kelly, Cripps, Zorko, T. Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry)

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey John, I would say Kelly to Cogs this week, and Zorko to Danger in the next week or 2.

          • John says:

            Cheers Russty, I was leaning to macrae but I have a feeling he’ll get tagged and cogs has a lower break even and leaves me with more cash so hopefully picking him pays off!

            • Russty_ says:

              Yeah he might get tagged this week, but I reckon Cogs could end up being a keeper, so a real bargain…would give you a leg up…and allow you to dump Zorko for Danger.

    • Whitey says:

      Just throwing a left field option at you John. I believe that Merrett will come good and he is under 500k.

  76. Niail says:

    Hey community which trade is the better option.

    Option 1: Josh Kelly to Oliver and Kruz to Nic Nat leaving me with 63k in the bank

    Option 2 Josh Kelly to Dusty and Kruz to Nic nat leaving me with 2k in the bank.

    Dusty seems a no brainer but will mean that for the round 14 Bye i will have 5 of my starting Mids out

    Also to note that after these 2 trades i will still have 27 trades

    Cheers community

    • Russty_ says:

      Option 1 and look to get Dusty in when he drops in price down the track.

  77. LUKE says:

    I'm going to take a Selfie of my team with Guelfi in it. Haha

  78. pod says:

    Just a question community because Libber WB avg is 13 for the year is he going to be rookie priced next year as he is out for the season if so he will be my 1st picked in 2019

    • LUKE says:

      $270k

      • pod says:

        Isn't it based on a players avg from last year. How'd u work that out

    • INPieman says:

      If a good player looks too cheap based on the injury rules they have, they wont let you get away with it. Think Nic Nat & JOM. You still had to pay up & role the dice

  79. Pav says:

    29 trades left. Caught in two minds over how to move forward with my rookies. Do I go A) Brayshaw and Holman out for Coffield and Taranto
    Or B) Fogarty and Barry out for Coffield and a fwd rookie that will continue to generate cash like Henry?

    It’s either dish two rookies sitting in the bench not doing anything and replace with rookies that will or give up two playing rookies who won’t generate a whole bunch more for Taranto and Coffield who looks set in defence for the Saints. Thoughts greatly appreciated, cheers

    • LUKE says:

      Keep Holman. No to Taranto

      • Russty_ says:

        Why not Taranto LUKE?..he's looking pretty good, 3 tons out of 4 games.
        Wouldn't trade out Holman yet though Pav.

        • neil demonsdelight says:

          Russty's right mate I am getting Taranto good pod and definitely keep HOLMAN awhile yet

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Don't trade Holman yet. I reckon he has plenty more cash in him. Expecting 80+ this week

  80. Mr.Brightside says:

    Thoughts please ;
    J.Kelly for JOM & D.Venables for Buddy
    Or
    J.Kelly for S.Coniglio & D.Venables for B.Parfitt

    • dontblushbaby says:

      2nd one for me, Parfitt could be a star in the making, former and current players have spoken this week about him, 16 contested possessions last week

      • Jjr says:

        Wouldnt be getting parfitt. Dont go chasing points. Geelong dont play st kilda every week so unlikely he will get as much midfield time going forward

  81. Jordan says:

    Kelly to coniglio
    Sloane to macrae/pendles

    So tempting but I know I shouldn’t do it lol

  82. Rooks says:

    Sick and tired of rookies getting injured. Wonder who it's gonna be this week?! Trades wasted in this fashion is going to be the detriment of teams come finals.

  83. Rooks says:

    Venebles to Coffield via Garlett swing or hold until next week for a cheaper rook? Have Langdon on bench so no fwd bench cover this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd wait Rooks and risk it, Coffield isn't worth it I reckon, just my opinion, wait for Guelfi and Mirra. Langdon might be ok by next week.

  84. Doc says:

    VC Greene, C on Fyfe, Titch or Gawn?

    • Russty_ says:

      Greene could be a good VC choice, i'd avoid C-ing Titch, will probably cop a hard tag from Jacobs.

  85. KSinny says:

    What does everyone think of Gibbs as a POD for Kelly, he s going well already will be go better without both Sloane and Crouch?

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Gr8 pod.
      Lovin it in the crows jumper

    • Russty_ says:

      At 9% ownership he's pod-ish, it's possible he could be targeted with a tag with Sloane out and Gibbs being the main man until Crouch gets back in 1 -2 weeks.
      Macrae's the true pod at 4%.

      • Tagger says:

        We know Gibbs can't handle a tag

      • KSinny says:

        Thanks for the comments guys!

        • r_calve says:

          gibbs wont get tagged becuase A)sydney dont tag much and B) they will focus more on laird than gibbs

          go gibbs. he is a gun and yet ti pump out a 140+ score which he does every now and then

          good luck

  86. Noah says:

    is Danger VC and oliver loophole a good option?

  87. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    So who r we gonna chuck the C on this week?
    Usuals suspects have a bit of a query one way or the other hanging over them.
    Not sure about everyone else but cant loop this week.
    So gotta make the capt count. 1 shot.

    • Doc says:

      I'm VC'ing Greene and will probably go with Fyfe at home against the Dogs as C

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Trigga, gonna VC Laird and C on Dusty this week, and hope he goes huge!

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Yeah as bringing him in thinking capt dusty.
        Loves the big stage and will turn it on.when the spotlight is on the Tiges Tuesday night.

        VC. Nic nat or COGS but cant use it anyway.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I will be chucking the VC on Nic Nat and chucking the captain on Titch. I don't think he will be tagged by North.

    • hedski says:

      Vc Greene, not sure about the C yet.

    • Derek says:

      Parker VC

    • The Ranger says:

      Danger into Titch or Gawn for me.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Fyfe at home or Dusty on Anzac eve,but if you go Dusty beware,his last two R5 games against the Dees have been poor,92&79 and the year before that a 85.

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Why do u think that is JohnD?
        Just intetested if you had any intel as no real reason jumping out.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          All I can think of is that the Dees actually try and tag Dusty,like they did Titch last weekend. When I was watching the game last year Dusty looked pis#d off, mind you he still scored 92.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      You’d have to chuck the C on Fyfe. No good tagged for the Dogs, and a mediocre midfield

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      I will go Gawn as Capt was ripped of l thought last week with 66 hitouts & 16 possies at 88% eff. Should tower over Nank.

  88. James says:

    Brought in Fisher in rd3, instead of christensen/parfitt and since then has performed poorly the last two weeks and is now averaging 81, with a 78 breakeven, do i back him in this week to beat that at home against west coast or cut my losses and bring in sicily in as f5 for him? Already used 5 trades before this week, largely to injuries (ryder/kelly/ryan)

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd say yes James, Fisher is a burnman- unproven, Sicily looks like a keeper, If fisher gets a 40 this week, he's going backwards in price. Just try to not trade for some weeks after this adjustment.

  89. Derek says:

    I think I will hold Kelly this week. Good chance he is back next week.

    My two options are Dangerfield and Crouch.

    Danger has a slight injury and a high BE. If Kelly doesn't play next week it will give danger a week to show he is not injured and to drop in price.

    Crouch obviously still injured.

    Danger and Crouch both add to my round 14 problems.

    Merret is a good option but need to see him do it again this week. Plus he might drop in price some more.

    Yep is an option, but can wait a bit on him.

    I can use my Dangerchest on upgrading Holman to JOM. Worried that Holman won't make final team and with his 32 from last week won't make much cash in next few weeks anyway, if he plays.

    JOM for $390k seems good value. Will hold Kelly and JOM slips in at M8, put TKelly on bench but will fill in for JKelly this week.

    JOM either stays at M8 until the byes, much friendlier bye then Danger and Crouch, or he just gets upgraded to Danger or Crouch once he has max out or the other two bottom out. Or JOM stays all year.

    Anyhow that is my thoughts for now, Hold Kelly.

    Or…… I just go Kelly to Danger

    • Russty_ says:

      No point wasting money on going to Danger this week Derek, he will get cheaper, Holman to Jaeger if Holman misses out…or maybe nothing this week, more trades the better left over for the rest of the season.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      If you go JOM then that means you will have T Kelly on the bench when J Kelly comes back, but still have 2 forward rooms on field. That doesn’t feel right.

      Can I suggest that you buy one of your two target forwards now. I think they might be Gray and McLean. I assume you would prefer Gray after his bye, but he may be too expensive then. But how about McLean? I think he’s the real deal, Derek.

      The other choice is Hurley and bring O’Connor into the mids. But again you would have to bench one of Finlayson Murray or Doedee, but have 2 forward rooms on field.

      Last option is Sicily forward. He can swing back into defence later when you want to trade out those three onfield rooks.

      Danger will get cheaper. With the strength in your midfield you can wait.

      • Derek says:

        Great points. I just look at JOM and everyone else under $400k, he looks too good to pass

        I am $5k short going Kelly to JOM and Venables to Gray.

        • Multi_ says:

          That’s the exact trade I’m looking at Derek have the funds for it

        • Swans2012 says:

          I considered jaeger too derek but think for 80-90k more next week you could have zerret

          • Derek says:

            I was thinking too much about this weeks points. Hurt having Kelly out and having to field Holman.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Would you go Kelly to Cogs? Is that a good trade? Cogs still value.

      • Swans2012 says:

        Seems value but you are playing catchup on everyone who started him…..might be a pod not to have him now……but yes he is value, if I didn't already have him I'd look at zerret.

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Lucky for now to do that trade last week Brownlow.

  90. Russty_ says:

    Almost 6000 peeps have traded Parfitt in this week, he played 12 games last year at an average of 53, hope it works out for em but sheesh, that seems like some long odds he'll be a keeper.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      4 words

      Car dog chase ouch

    • scrotum says:

      not a bad risk though rusty , showed his ceiling is elite, may even get better

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey Scrot mate I'll gladly eat my words and apologise to anyone for misleading them but jeez, it'd be a pretty crazy breakout year if a guy could go from that to that, he's not exactly cheap / rookie priced.

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          Could do what Oliver did in his second year and breakout… but the chances are extremely slim.

        • paul says:

          Agree Russty he is just a kid at 19 still a learning curve for him .The law of averages are he will not keep this up.

      • theRealPod says:

        There aren't many players that can score as high as Parfitt did in their whole career. Get on board if you can get him in.

    • scrotum says:

      my bad i thought you were talking omeara, im with you on the parfit one , still heard danger talk large of him the other day.

      • Corey says:

        As a Geelong supporter I think Parfitt is a good young player showing a lot of potential but he is not Supercoach relevant yet

    • Swans2012 says:

      I think he is more than capable of putting another 2 80-100 scores together over the next fortnight while danger is on light duties and busting through the 500k barrier, from there it'd be downhill but by then you'd be able to turn him into danger for possibly 100k (or straight swap to one of zorko, Merritt, alone). Not saying I'm doing it but that 168(or whatever it was) is a powerful thing in a rolling average.

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        Hes already 389k, to justify the trade he needs to hit 550K minimum in my opinion.

        • Swans2012 says:

          99.95% sure that will not happen lol,
          I reckon 500k would be justifiable at this stage of the season but does feel unnecessarily risky

    • Barfitt says:

      Gotta wonder how much Ablett effects him once he's back… same with menagola

  91. Corey says:

    Dusty or Macrae to replace Josh Kelly

  92. Jordan says:

    Can Zach merret be a top ten mid from now?

    • Andrew says:

      I don’t think so – he could be a good M9 to have at the back end of the season if his form improves

    • DavidSA says:

      Look at his range last year. I think he is a good chance to be 10th-7th highest scoring mid for the rest of the season. His BE is 130 this week so I'm waiting on him his range is 90-110 with a dose of 120+ scores.
      21 games 2017
      Under 90 only 4 times lowest 67
      120+ 8 times highest 141
      For 480k yes plz

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Yes.

  93. KrapCoach says:

    My apologies if this has been asked before but the trollmageddon of last weekend has kept me from reading the comments lately.
    I've seen discussions that Jordan Lewis is affecting Hibberds score. Is this right? Is it possible that Lever is affecting Hibberds score?
    If it is Lever I will trade Hibberd this weekm if it is Lewis I will risk the 27k price drop and hold for a week to see what happens without Lewis.
    Maybe an astute Melb fan could answer?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Think its Lewis. Loss of kickouts hurting Hibberd score. Lever is doing nothing – looks so far out of his depth that its not funny.

    • Finnius says:

      I am still trading. When lewis comes back in 4 weeks then it will be exactly the same… It is all about the long term not the short term.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'm a Dees supporter,reckon it's Lewis, either way I'm still sticking with Hibbo, could still make a good D8 at the pointy end of the season.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      It’s both. Lever has replaced his role and Lewis is taking kickouts

  94. Jordan says:

    I want Oliver this week and I’m aware of his high be.. if I don’t get him his week I don’t think I will be able to get him for the whole year it’s either him macrae or coniglio… thoughts?

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      If you get Coniglio in, how many premos will that give you in the mids, why couldn't you get Oliver later, looks like 600k is going to be his price, so that's ok for a mid premo.

      • Tyruddanaut says:

        In the middle of the season, you will realize that that is way too high of a price tag. Value is the most important factor when trading premiums in, so you can get to full premium as fast as possible

  95. DavidSA says:

    Going to find it hard to go full premo bringing in players over 550k let alone 600k
    Limit should be 540k on some and means you need to find gems under 500k during the season.

    Eaxample – Hurley, Merrett and Yeo have dropped and bottomed out (Merrett maybe 1 more week)
    If you want bang for buck – Gray, McLean and Coniglio look real good.

    • Derek says:

      Do some maths.

      Most people should get their team value close to $14 mil by the byes.

      Say you have 8 bench players average $180k, that leaves $12.5mil for onfield team. Divide that by 22 it gives you an average value of $570k.

      Add up the value of your premiums now, only the real premiums, and average it. My average is $564k, doing ok, so I’d be thinking $560-$570k is still my average buy. But if I get Danger, that pushes the average.

      Just general numbers that need to be thought about.

    • Lazza says:

      Also need to consider whether the fattening rookies are making more $$ week by week. As long as they are increasing more than the premos each week then we should hold. The trade off is missing SC points which is a direct correlation to the dead money sitting in the bank. When the bank combined with the price of a fattened rookie, no one should be holding more than it takes to upgrade to a premo.
      Set your own value mark …

  96. Ando says:

    Not taking cash into account, which of the following midfielders would you choose as a replacement for Zorko?

    Oliver, Macrae, or Gibbs?

  97. Dave says:

    Thoughts on going Jacobs -> Grundy?

    Would leave me with 25 trades and $40k

    Thought Jacobs would be doing a lot better (especially against teams like st kilda, but only got an 80) and Grundy is looking like he'll be the number 1 ruck this year. Or do i hold and back Jacobs in to average 100+ for the rest of the year?

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      It doesn’t matter what they have been scoring, it matters what they will score. You have to back Grundy to average around 111 for his price tag from now on. In my opinion, that’s completely unreasonable for a player who hasn’t averaged 100 yet.

      Sauce was in the AA team of 40 for a reason. His dominance in the ruck. Back him in

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        Agreed those sorts of luxury trade perhaps in finals when holding an abundance of trades, but when does that happen………

      • Finnius says:

        Not unreasonable for grundy to average 110. He is killing it around the ground and with the hitout, was a high draft pick, big, fit man and a good kick. COuld easily be the top ruckman this year.

  98. Stupid Coach says:

    Sitting on 27 trades with 284k in the bank and still reeling from scoring 1892 last week and being smashed in every league game. My team is as follows:
    B: Laird, Savage, Ryan, McGrath, Deedee, Finlayson, Murray, Naughton.
    M: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Zorko, Parker, Cogs, Holman, T Kelly, Brayshaw, Garlett.
    R: Gawn, Nank, Olongo
    F: Buddy, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Henry, Gowers, ZGL.

    Not sure whether to trade Kelly to Dusty, Macrae or Oliver. Thinking about keeping Brayshaw and bring in Mirra next week or do I bring Coffield in this week. Also my patience has run out with McGrath and not sure what to do with him.

    Any thoughts/advice appreciated. Cheers.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      You’ve got to remove Brayshaw for starters, the common rule of:
      “If the BE is higher than the average, the man had to go”

      If you don’t think Kelly will score 105+ after he returns from injury, sure. Consider him for a trade out. It’s not going to do much good if you’ve already held him this far though. I like the looks of Macrae, but I commonly chase points.

      Hold McGrath. Remember that 102 he got in R1? He’s got the potential and he needs to find some form to unlock it. But be prepared to cop some smal ones.
      If there is an absolute need to trade him out, only consider value options, like Sicily at circa 420k

      • Westy says:

        You missed your F8.
        Any of those 3 options for Kelly are good.
        I contemplated Coffield to get the M/D swing, but gave Brayshaw one more week.
        Perhaps you could do McGrath to Coffield instead if you are set on getting rid of him, then next week deal with Brayshaw with either a DEF or MID.
        Your choice, your team. Have fun with it.

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        I dont agree, not when the BE is very low (54) means he wont bleed much, also giving him another chance is not a bad thing at all, if he scores a 40 you might lose 10k, practically nothing.

        Waiting for Mirra is a wise move as he has scored well, and is 100k flat, compared to say coffield who every man and his dog will trade in, even though not guaranteed to be worth the trade.

        If Mirra secures a spot for his third game, and has a previous score of 60 to go with his 77 he will gain a lot of cash.

    • Russty_ says:

      If you feel McGrath is a fail maybe dump him for Mirra next week and cash up cause you really need to do something about your forward line, 3 rooks onfield is costing you bigtime.
      Macrae's the pod and averaging great, Oliver also good for the round 14 bye.
      You need Dusty too but could maybe wait till he drops in price a bit.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      McGrath gets a lot of the ball though and can rack up some decent scores, expecting premo performance out of him was a little unrealistic but could hokd and see how it pans out, trade him at the byes.

    • Stupid Coach says:

      Thank you everyone for all your detailed advice and feedback. You certainly have given me a lot to think about and I really appreciate it. I am leaning towards holding McGrath for the moment and see how he goes on Anzac Day. I would like to keep Kelly, the problem is that there is very little information on what his injury is and how long he is likely to be out. At the moment, his spot on the field is being taken by a rookie and that is killing me in terms of my overall score. That is the only reason while I am thinking of trading him to McCrae, Dusty or Oliver this week. I am thinking McCrae as it is only $10k more and Dusty has a high BE and likely to drop and value next week. If I was to trade Brayshaw, Coffield seems to be the only option (which he is why he is so popular) as he has the DPP which enables you to swing him with Finlayson if required. Alternatively, I could hold Brayshaw and
      trade him to Mirra (if he plays next week) via Finlayson using the DPP. I think my head hurts and I need to have a lie down!!!

  99. Westy says:

    Zorko? Stick a zork in him, he's done. Going to Macrae.
    Almost pulled the pin on Hibberd but have let him remain in the team to ponder whether he wants to be Private Pyle or a marine. (RIP R Lee Ermey.)

    • Russty_ says:

      Yep Hibbo needs to sound off like he's got a pair otherwise his owners will remain in a world of shit lol, Love that Movie.

  100. Tyruddanaut says:

    Trades this week:

    Hibberd —> Sicily (Fwd)
    Brayshaw —> Coffield

    24 Remaining

  101. StevoRivo says:

    Some doubts over Danger & Holman played forward last week (injured). While both may play “sore”, is it best to field Coffield, Holman or Banfield?

    • StevoRivo says:

      This is for M8, assuming Danger plays and getting the right cover.

      • Swans2012 says:

        No loophole capacity in assuming?

        • StevoRivo says:

          Yes. With the early Eagles game, Laird VC into Titch / Dusty with Olango loop.

          • Swans2012 says:

            Sorry Steve I meant emergency loophole, but assuming not, I think Holman has the runs on the board and gets another chance

            • StevoRivo says:

              Holman may be a late out, on the extended bench. Hence my concern. Reverse trade button going to be popular tonight!

    • Derek says:

      I doubt Holman will get named

      • StevoRivo says:

        Yes, thanks. Derek, that’s my concern. Hence I’m fielding Coffield at D6, swinging Finlayson to M8, and run with Banfield as the mid emergency.

  102. ProTravo says:

    I have both Kreuz and Kelly. Don't want to burn trades but feel I should move them on?

    • Russty_ says:

      Not burning trades when it's replacing injuries Travo, better to have 100% fit players in your squad.

    • FearTheBeard says:

      Had same issues mate. Both gone. No choices. Kreuz has burnt us sadly.

      I held him after round 1 with some doubts, round 2 out still held, he has shown now with being held back that groin is a genuine concern and his scoring will be effected unfortunately and not going to be reliable to get on the field week to week.

      Time to cut the loss.

  103. Locked and Loaded says:

    Needs some help from you fellas once again lol

    Option 1
    Brayshaw —> Mirra/ Coffield
    Goldy —> Grundy

    Option 2
    Brayshaw —> Mirra
    Bonner —> Coniglio (makes 7 premo mids this early)

    Option 3
    Brayshaw —> Mirra
    Billings —> Gray

    ?????

    • NEIL DemonsDelight says:

      Option 1 Goldy is a liability but in reality all are quite good

    • Derek says:

      There is an element of risk with Mirra, only played one game.

      Hawks have a few players pushing for selection, even with Poppy and Cyril going down.

      Burgoyne will be back next week, Burton in this week. Langford, Ceglar, Howe, Shoenmakers, Whitcross, Worpel, Glass would all be considered for selection over next few weeks.

      • Locked and Loaded says:

        Cheers Derek totally agree.. thinking coffield and Grundy but I’m so close to going Nic Nat just afraid of injuries but Goldy has been a disaster has to go!

  104. Hegs says:

    Community, have a question – If I leave Kelly on field and have the E on each of Holman/Banfield/Coffield will I get the best score out of the three??

    • ProTravo says:

      No, you get the lowest score of the three, unless things have changed.
      It's a bit crap, I think it should be the highest score counts.

    • Russty_ says:

      Nah Hegs, you'll only get the LOWEST score, you don't wanna do that anyway, it'll leave your other lines exposed to potential donuts.
      You'll have to decide which one to field and which two to bench.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Why are you holding Kelly anyway?

  105. BrownlowBoy says:

    Will George Hewett go to Laird tonight?

    • David C says:

      He'd be a good chance.

    • theRealPod says:

      I reckon the Swans know how to shut down the Crows and Laird is a big part of that. Could be his first sub 100 this week.

  106. nbasportsandnews says:

    What do people think of Callum Sinclair/ Nic Nat for Kreuze instead of a Grundy?

    • BockChoy says:

      There is some merit in this.

      My favourite measure is $ per points, this is a means to evaluate relative value.

      Although Grundy is averaging a lot more, you will be buying your points at $4,626 each, based on current value and average.
      In comparison, Sinclair is a much lower price point ($110k less) but will earn you more points per dollar spent ($4,495). Nic Nat is at a similar price point to Sinclair but is at an inferior (but still very good) rate of $4,821.

      To benchmark these, players start the year at around $5,440.

      The risks are that we are yet to be convinced that this will be the new norm for Sinclair – this may be a breakout opportunity (like Steph Martin a few years back) or he may slide back into mediocrity.

      Nic Nat has a much higher ceiling – we know that when fit, he's well worth the premium tag. The risk is on the return from injury, which may recur or may result in related symptoms.

      The worry for Grundy is that he's now closer to the top of his price cycle. Bad business buying high.

      • nbasportsandnews says:

        Like this very much. I understand the dollar per point argument and it has a lot of validity. The only flaw I see is we are in a game of maximising points so buying high isn't always bad business if that player is essential to netting the most points for your team.

        • Derek says:

          Buying high is great for now, but you pay the price with your last 2 or 3 upgrades, you don’t have the cash to get the top guys in to complete your team.

          • nbasportsandnews says:

            Possibly, although a very generalised comment. It depends on how much players drop or rise being premos and rookies and also how many players you have bought at top dollar but also how far youve stretched your potential earnings. That statement can't be made until the season is over and after analysis. Also have to analyse durability would you pay a little extra for Grundy over Nic nat based on that fact?

    • Finnius says:

      I am going grundy. You want the top ruckman in your side.

  107. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Thoughts on this?

    Currently at 103,000

    Next week – Sam Murray – Dave Mirra = Banks 200,000
    Brayshaw – Guelfi = Banks 100,000
    Ends up with 400,000
    2 weeks time – Fritsch – Robbie Gray/Toby McLean = results with 100,000 – 150,000

    3 weeks time – Banfield should bulk up to around 300,000 – downgrade him to Harry Wigg (expecting he plays) gives me 200,000, then Holman up to premo mid or go Bonner up to premo defender if he keeps going the way he is

    Team will end up like –
    DEF: Laird, Heater, Sicily, Bonner/Premo DEF, Finlayson, Doedee – Mirra, Murphy
    MID: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, JOM, T Kelly, Holman/Premo MID – Wigg, Barry, Garlett
    RUCK: Gawny, NicNat – The GOAT (Olango)
    FWD: Robbie Gray, Heeney, Walters, Dev Smith, Billings, Christensen – Guelfi, Henry

    • Mids says:

      What mids are you looking at bringing in?

    • Northernsoul74 says:

      Murray has so much more cash to make and scoring like a near premium. Why trade him out next week?

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        With Finlayson and Doedee both making heaps of money it shoudn't really matter

    • gator59 says:

      Are you serious on trading Murray?… Tell me this is a joke right….Or is it still 1st of April

    • Derek says:

      Hold Murray

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I would get rid of Bonner first,looks like he is hitting the brick wall. Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, should be your onfield rookies.

  108. BloodyFranklin says:

    Sloane out???

  109. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Very limited and tricky VC options for my side this round. A lot of the big guns are playing quite late in the round. Which combo looks the best?

    Parker into Cripps?
    Laird into Cripps?
    Parker into Billings……….god forbid…….

    All my captain loophole options play so friggin early!!! Olango, ZGL, L Murphy. I am leaning to going Parker into Cripps.

    I will be pondering all day……….

    • Moosehead says:

      Have you considered Laird or Buddy?

    • BockChoy says:

      It's also not helped with Richmond, Melbourne, Essendon and Collingwood teams not being announced until Sunday / Monday. We don't know if there will be any outs there that we can use at loopholes.

      I am going to go with Laird into either Titch or Dusty, using ZGL as the loophole.

    • DacZawson says:

      Just because your loophole options play early doesn't mean you need your captain to play early as well. Just put Olango on field with your premo ruckman as an emergency on bench. Then if your VC plays well then put C on Olango.
      For what it's worth, personally I like Parker as the best VC option out of those 4.

      • Finnius says:

        you can't put the C on olango if he has already played though Dac…

    • Lazza says:

      Gee they are some tuff options … Cant see Cripps getting away this week with Murphy and Kennedy out … he will get hammered.
      Nonetheless, If I had to pick, it would be Option 1. Don't you have a GWS option?
      I'm going Buddy into Gawn …. Danger has burnt me twice already ..

    • David C says:

      Hutchins will tag Cripps.

  110. Jai says:

    Thoughts on
    Goldy to Grundy
    Kelly to Macrae

  111. ROBocop14 says:

    I'm not considering this but what are people thoughts on Ed Curnow now that Murphy is out injured and Gibbs is gone… Cripps gets the tag each week, he seems to be playing well?

  112. r_calve says:

    billings to guelfi
    brayshaw to gibbs

    yeah or nah

    if not waht do i do i wnatt o rid myself of jack billings cos he isnt a pemo anymore, do i jus t trad ehim to gray or greene r do i go brayshaw to coffield instead of bringing in guelfi

    or the left field option in JOM

    • gator59 says:

      Billings was never a premo to start with….more like a keeper and pray…I would go spitter that would be my preference

    • Marty says:

      Hold and buy a new laptop…this one's not working well 😛

  113. Blueth says:

    Loophole Parker.
    Gonna get more contested nut than Cripps at AusKick against that midfield

  114. Jordan says:

    Apart from titch, dusty, Fyfe and danger which 2 premos do I bring in for 1.1mil or a bit more

  115. hedski says:

    Looks like Fritsch may be dropped, named on extended bench for Casey on Sunday.

    • Swans2012 says:

      I dislike this idea

    • Rubber says:

      Hedski. I thought you knew better. Fritsch is sometimes on an extended bench, like Parker was named on the bench but started in the guts.
      Fritsch has got 14 touches last week and is averaging 59 SC points. Sure, the Demons are not as good a team as first thought, but he is consistent. Maybe he needs a rest like Holman?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      All players on extended bench are named in the Casey team.

    • Octa says:

      Will we find out tonight after 5.00pm?

    • hedski says:

      Melbourne's team won't be named until Monday, I'm guessing the Casey team will be finalised tonight?

      • INPieman says:

        Great point Hedski. If he's in the Casey team this weekend he ain't playing Monday night

      • The Monk says:

        Where does one locate the Casey team after 5.00pm?

        • David C says:

          Vince and Fritsch named on field for Casey. Looks like both are dropped.

  116. nick says:

    Hi gents,
    Please rate my VC options:
    Buddy
    Heeney
    Laird
    Nic Nat
    Simpson

  117. Clarrie says:

    Perhaps a Laird will get tagged. Buddy struggles on Talia so Parker into Fyfe.
    I hate these drawn out rounds. It messes up your planning/trading.
    ZG-L didn’t even get named as an emergency so he mustn’t be right yet. I rate him and expect him to slot straight back into a strong GWS team. But if Kelly is ok next week, maybe he will miss out?

    • Finnius says:

      I think he is gonna be straight back in next week. Leon cameron said he was touch and go to make and they ended up just being cautious.

  118. Noah says:

    Laird or Coniglio for VC?

  119. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Sicily or Taranto as a premo in the fwd line?

    • Finnius says:

      sicily is safer. Both great price.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Sicily appears to have a definitive role will Taranto's change as the season goes on? Haven't researched it myself but throwing the thought out there.

  120. Claire says:

    Reading the various comments about this round of matches, I am a little worried about the possibility of Fritsch missing this week and of course ZGL has to wait another week. I was going to risk not having a fwd bench but now I must to trade Venables because I will be one short in my forward line but to whom?
    Trading Venables plus my cash = $325K. Have I missed the boat with Stephenson (Coll $245K) or should I risk Guelfi (ESS $124K)? Anyone else?
    I also noted that the Casey team is announced after 5.00pm. Where do I locate that team please.

  121. Craig says:

    Thinking J Kelly & Brayshaw to Taranto & Merrett.
    Thoughts?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Risky but Zerrett good value. Not sold on Taranto as premium output all year.

      • Craig says:

        Thanks. I'm not too hot on Taranto but he has 3 100+ games so far. Not sure who else to go for that's under $460k.
        Already have Petracca and Sicily.

  122. Johnny says:

    How do we feel about goldy to Nic nat? Goldys BE is high and he is playing BAD with preuss sure to come in the side soon? Nic nat is lookin incredible in 60% TOG each week and is playing a kruezerless carlton. Should I pull the trigger or be patient

    • DavidSA says:

      NicNat averaging 100 with 15 mins field time still up his sleeve @482k is significant!
      West Coast I think are building him up, well let's hope so anyway

    • r_calve says:

      pull the trigger cos goldy is getting dominated

  123. r_calve says:

    billings to guelfi
    brayshaw to gibbs

    i think there is no one pushing for selction in essendon and guelfi played well enough in the first game that he would keep his spot in the game after, I hear the players and the coaches love him as well so is this an good trade, brayshaw would be good but he is playing half a game and gibbs is known for producing a massive score every now and then and with the midfeild to himself and sydney midfield isnt performing at its best right now he could be due for a massive one tonight.

    thoughts please!?!?!?!

    • Ricardo says:

      You're not really achieving much there – premo out, premo in. The aim should be to stick by your premiums and upgrade your rookies. Stick with Billings. He's bound to improve. Brayshaw's value won't change much this week, and Guelfi has only played one game.

      • r_calve says:

        ive only got six more rookies to upgrade to premos and some of them will get to the 400k mark surely i can afford some side-ish trades, and i feel gibbs isnt getting any lower than the 580k mark

        • David C says:

          Chasing points rarely works out. Hard for Gibbs without the Crouches and Sloane.

  124. Tommo says:

    Kelly to Dusty or Mitchell
    Which one?

  125. Jordan says:

    I’m trading out sloane and Kelly this week as I have 28 trades left. I want to bring in pendles and Parker but they are both borderline premos. It would be safer to go with macrae or Oliver but that’s doesn’t leave me with any money for the next few weeks which I need desperately.

    What’s are your thoughts?

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Jordan, I'd start thinking about the round 14 bye mate, maybe Pendles and Macrae or Oliver, all playing round 14.

    • Locked and Loaded says:

      They aren’t borderline mate they are premos and POD’s also same with macrae… love your high standards though

  126. Sam says:

    What to do with D. Barry? I can trade to coffield, or should I hold. 27 trades left.

  127. DavidSA says:

    Wow that Sydney midfield needs a huge kick up the backside with that reply footage of them all jogging yes all jogging toward the 50 when Franklin marked 55 out with no one ahead of him.

    Turnover goal

  128. JPat says:

    JOM or Taranto?

  129. Neverweaken says:

    Ok my VC and captain woes continue. Put the VC on Franklin last night. So you can all thank me for his crap score.
    So whomever I put the C on will spud it up big time. Titch? Could get tagged again. Dusty? Up and down and could get tagged.
    Leaves Fyfe, Coniglio or Gawn. Actually thinking Coniglio. Which of course means St Kilda shall decide to actually play this week.
    Thoughts? Fyfe, Coniglio or Gawn. Whomever I chose shall spud of course

  130. PJ King says:

    Thanks Damo! I took your advice to give Titch and Dusty the flick and went with Gawn for captain. It amazes me how many coaches didn't. Across 6 leagues, only two other coaches went with Gawn. Thanks again and keep up the great advice.

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