AROUND THE GROUNDS ROUND 5

Hello folks, and welcome to this weeks almost completed, but not quite completed Round 5 Rookie Scout review.

We’ll be covering off mostly everything this week, but as of now we will be missing Melbourne/Richmond match, the Collingwood/Essendon Anzac Day match, as well as Port Adelaide/Sturt in the SANFL. Apart from those 3 matches, every other football match around the country is being reviewed, so yay for that! So let’s go look and see what happened this week.

Around the Grounds
Victoria

Carlton

Carlton came close to getting their first win of the year, but fell just short on Saturday at the MCG, losing to West Coast 79-69. Paddy Dow probably had the best game of his short career, with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 7 clearances for 70 SCPoints. Lochie O’Brien also played well with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 clearances for 61 SCPoints. Good results for both of them, hopefully they can keep up that sort of pace going forward. Cam O’Shea was the clanger king with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 8 clangers, which pushed his Supercoach score all the way down to 14. Jarrod Garlett wasn’t much better Supercoach wise with just 5 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles with 3 clangers for 21 SCPoints. Finally, Harry McKay played his first game of the season and had a big impact up forward, booting 4 goals with 10 disposals and 6 marks for 63 SCPoints.

The Northern Blues have the bye this week.

Collingwood

In the VFL, the Pies had a solid win against Essendon, defeating the Bombers 106-78. Brayden Sier had 21 disposals (16 handballs) and 5 tackles, Flynn Appleby had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles, Josh Daicos booted 2.2 with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles, and Sam McLarty had 1.1 with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 10 hitouts.

Essendon

 In the VFL, the Bombers were defeated by Collingwood 106-78. Dylan Clarke had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 7 tackles, while Kobe Mutch kicked a goal with 26 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles. Jayden Laverde also kicked a goal, along with 23 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles and Jordan Ridley had 16 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s. Aaron Francis made his return to football and had 6 disposals and 2 marks.

Geelong

Geelong did what they normally do when they’re in front at 3 quarter time, taking the game against Port Adelaide 84-50. Tim Kelly had 20 disposals, but racked up 16 handballs in this one, with 5 tackles and a goal for 73 SCPoints, while Lachlan Fogarty laid 10 tackles with 17 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 89 SCPoints. Esava Ratugolea continued to look comfortable at AFL level with 8 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles, 19 hitouts and a goal for 70 SCPoints, while Jordan Cunico had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 2 clearances for 60 SCPoints. Finally, Jack Henry was a bit quiet this week with just 8 disposals, 3 marks and 2 inside 50’s for 48 SCPoints.

Geelong’s VFL side defeated Footscray 87-68 to push back into the top 8 of the VFL ladder. Jamaine Jones had a big game with 3.1, as well as 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 inside 50’s. Charlie Constable had 22 disposals and 3 marks and Gyran Miers kicked 2.1 with 21 disposals and 3 marks and Mark O’Connor had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn tried to catch up, but they were too far behind a rampaging North Melbourne, losing 98-70. David Mirra found plenty of the ball with 17 disposals, as well as 6 marks and 3 rebound 50’s, but scored just 54 SCPoints, largely thanks to a disposal efficiency of 58.8% and 6 turnovers. He’s on the bubble this week and I’d still look to trade him in if you’ve got a non-playing rookie on your bench somewhere.

In the VFL, the Box Hill Hawks had a big win against Coburg, taking the game 155-83. Mitch Lewis was again damaging in front of goals, booting 3.1 with 15 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 11 hitouts. Teia Miles had 23 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles, while Conor Nash also booted 3 goals with 16 disposals and 4 marks.

Melbourne

Melbourne’s AFL side is playing tonight against Richmond, so they won’t be covered off this week, although Bayley Fritsch isn’t playing, so helldamnfart I have to take Jarrod Garlett’s score this week.

In the VFL the Casey Demons went down to Richmond 121-86. Charli Spargo kicked 2.1 with 18 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Corey Maynard had 17 disposals and 5 tackles

North Melbourne

North Melbourne did half their damage offensively in the first quarter, and defensively did the damage in the first half, which was enough to give them an 8-goal lead at half-time that saw them through to take a fantastic 28-point win against Hawthorn. Ben Jacobs was again given a tagging role, this time on Tom Mitchell, and he again did a fantastic job, limiting Mitchell to 19 disposals, while grabbing 19 of his own, with 5 tackles and 7 clearances for 69 SCPoints. He’s almost becoming a must-avoid for Supercoach Captain purposes.

North Melbourne’s VFL side had a narrow loss to the Frankston Dolphins, going down 129-116. Paul Ahern was again busy with 24 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, while Josh Williams had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal. Ben McKay had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles, and Nick Larkey booted 4.2 with 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.

Richmond

In the VFL, Richmond won their Tuesday night preview, defeating the Casey Demons 121-86. Shai Bolton was a bit inaccurate in front of goals, kicking 2.4, but also had 22 disposals and 8 marks. Corey Ellis had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and a goal and Patrick Naish had 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 inside 50’s. Callum Coleman-Jones spent his time up forward, kicking 3 goals with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles, while Ivan Soldo did his damage in the ruck, with 67 hitouts, along with 11 disposals and 4 marks and Mabior Chol did a bit of both with 2 goals, 8 disposals, 4 marks and 7 hitouts.

St Kilda

A four-goal final term was enough for the Saints to get a draw on Saturday afternoon with a tough game against GWS. Nic Coffield continued his solid form with 19 disposals, 11 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 61 SCPoints. He had 4 clangers and just 2 contested possessions in there, which likely accounts for the slightly lower score. Ben Long had a quality game with 15 disposals, 4 marks and a goal, but did his damage with 8 tackles and ended up with 97 SCPoints. Hunter Clark was back in the side, but finished with just 10 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles and a goal for 47 SCPoints. Finally, Brandon White had 14 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles with 5 rebound 50’s for 90 SCPoints.

The Saints VFL side Sandringham lost a close one to Port Melbourne, kicking just 2 points to 12 in the last quarter to lose 85-75. Ed Phillips was busy with 32 disposals, 11 mars, 5 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s, while Ben Rice had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles. Nathan Wright kicked 2.2 with 10 disposals and 7 tackles while Hugh Goddard had 8 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs may have still been a chance at halftime, but a 6 goal to 1 3rd quarter pretty much sealed the game and the Doggies ended up going down to Fremantle 108-54. Tim English continued his solid form with 19 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and 13 hitouts for 78 SCPoints. Aaron Naughton again put up a decent score with 11 disposals, 5 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 62 SCPoints, while Billy Gowers had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 48 SCPoints. Patrick Lipinkski played his 2nd career game and made his 2018 AFL debut for 11 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints. He played a single game in 2017, which pushed his starting price to $204,000 to start with. Ed Richards had 15 disposals and 4 marks, but also had 4 clangers, which lowered his score to 44 SCPoints and Lukas Webb had the 15 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints.

Footscray suffered their 2nd loss of the VFL season, going down to Geelong 87-68. There wasn’t much happening for the Bulldogs from a rookie perspective in the VFL, with Nathan Mullenger-McHugh having just 11 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles and Fergus Greene having 10 disposals, 1 mark, 1 tackle and 4 inside 50’s.

South Australia

Adelaide

Adelaide had a quality win on Friday night, beating the Swans 85-75 up in Sydney. Tom Doedee was again the star for us in Supercoach, and he was one of the better players on the ground, finishing with 25 disposals, 11 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 100 SCPoints. We also saw the debut of Myles Poholke, filling in for the injured Rory Sloane, who had 10 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s for 53 SCPoints. With Rory Sloane and Matt Crouch to return in the coming weeks, his job security looks to be non-existent at this point. Jordan Gallucci played his 2nd AFL game and was active up forward with 23 pressure acts, along with 11 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 54 SCPoints. He’s on the more expensive end, costing $219,400, so not one we’d consider at that price. He could still keep his spot even with Eddie Betts to return, but it’s likely a battle between him and Lachie Murphy at this point.

In the SANFL, the Adelaide Reserves continued their winless season, going down to Central Districts 137-67. Jackson Edwards led the way with 23 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles, Matthew Signorello had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles, Darcy Fogarty booted 1 goal with 16 disposals and 1 mark and Ben Davis led the goal scoring tally with 3, along with 8 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Port Adelaide

The game was still there to be won in the 3rd quarter, but the Power couldn’t stop the Cats in the 4th quarter, going down 84-50. Riley Bonner found plenty of the ball with 22 disposals and 6 marks with 4 rebound 50’s, but 6 turnovers pushed his score down to 64 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide will be having the Grand Final rematch against Sturt tomorrow, so we won’t be covering that off here. Unless someone has access to a time machine and would like to get me the results early.

Western Australia

Fremantle

Fremantle had a big win on Saturday night, defeating the Western Bulldogs 108-54. The Dockers continued to blood more talent, this time handing Taylin Duman his AFL debut, and he put in a good first effort with 15 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 85 SCPoints. Andrew Brayshaw found plenty of the ball with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 62 SCPoints, while Mitch Crowden also had 17 disposals with 2 marks and 5 tackles for 55 SCPoints. Bailey Banfield had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 67 SCPoints and Adam Cerra had an impact in front of goals, booting 2, with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 87 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a bye in the WAFL this week.

West Coast

The Eagles had some concerns on Saturday, primarily from kicking 10.19, but they were the eventual winners at the ‘G on Saturday, beating Carlton 79-69. Tom Cole played his 1st game of 2018 (and his 7th in his career) and looked fantastic with 19 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 98 SCPoints. He is one to watch out for next week and if he scores well, will probably be heavily traded in. Willie Rioli was dangerous in front of goals, despite kicking 1.3 and had 16 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 6 inside 50’s for 78 SCPoints. Jake Waterman struggled (it just wasn’t a day for the Eagles big forwards it seemed) with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 44 SCPoints.

In the WAFL, East Perth beat the entire city of Perth, winning 136-99. Starring for East Perth was Brayden Ainsworth who had 23 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, while Jack Patruccelle booted 4 goals with 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s. Matthew Allen had 13 disposals, 6 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 2 goals, and Kurt Mutimer had 18 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Jarrod Brander kicked 2.3 with 18 disposals and 6 marks.

New South Wales

GWS

It was a tough match for GWS, but they paid with their inaccuracy, kicking 9.19 and ended up drawing with St Kilda, scoring 73 apiece. Jeremy Finlayson continued his strong form, finishing with 18 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s for 89 SCPoints. Daniel Lloyd was quieter with the 13 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 clangers for 54 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a bye this week in the NEAFL.

Sydney

Sydney had their chances on Friday night, but had their issues converting in front of goal, so they had issues winning the game, going down to the Crows 85-75. Oliver Florent hit the scoreboard again with a goal, with 15 disposals and 3 marks, but had just 42 SCPoints. Will Hayward had just the 7 disposals, but also had 7 tackles to boost his score up to 49.

The Swans Reserves side also had a bye this week in the NEAFL.

Queensland

Brisbane

They kept the Suns to just 10 points in the final quarter, but the Lions fell just short of staging a comeback in the last quarter, losing 76-71. Cameron Rayner managed to hit the scoreboard for 1.2, along with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 60 SCPoints. Solid result considering his early season scoring form. Zac Bailey played his 2nd game and had just the 10 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, with 4 clangers for 41 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week, but I wouldn’t make him a priority trade in target at this stage.

The Lions reversed the result in the NEAFL derby, defeating Gold Coast 83-36. Matthew Eagles had 22 disposals and 11 marks, and Brandon Starcevich had 20 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals. Corey Lyons was inaccurate in front of goal kicking 3 behinds, while also having 19 disposals and 6 marks and Oscar McInerney had 9 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 24 hitouts and a goal.

Gold Coast

The Suns just managed to hold on to their lead to get their 3rd win of the year, defeating Brisbane 76-71. Nic Holman got himself back into the good books with an 18 disposal, 2-mark, 2 tackle, 1 goal game for 88 SCPoints. As we have learnt this year with other rookies such as Tom Doedee and Sam Murray, you can’t write off 3-4 weeks of solid form after 1 down game.

Not much happened for the Suns in the NEAFL this week, getting smashed pretty easily by Brisbane 83-36. Jacob Dawson had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles and Harrison Wigg was a bit more subdued in his 2nd game for the Suns with 14 disposals, 8 marks and 6 rebound 50’s. They have obviously decided to move Wigg back to his under-18 position of half-back, rather than as an inside midfielder where he played as a Crow.

And that’s it from me this week. As usual, you can either leave a comment in the section below, or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!

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  1. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Think you're having a bad week, tried to risk Dusty C instead of taking Dangers loophole after EVERYONE on Jock told me not too, would've score 2300 as well now will score a measly 2200.

    • Corey says:

      I took the community advice and took dangers score luckilly

    • INPieman says:

      You have to take anything over 130 Badger

    • Sc_Wow says:

      That’s not having a bad week. You were presented a 135 vc which you should take every day of the week. Don’t get greedy

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      EVERYONE on jock told you not to? Take responsibility for your own team ffs. Otherwise give me your email and password cause you clearly can't make any decisions yourself.

      • Corey says:

        calm down 66 or you will get banned again you twat

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        Take responsibility??? I do, very very silly decision but I took a risk and sometimes (you'd know if you've played for a while) calls like that can leap you up heaps in rankings. But again, it was a bad decision

    • Pranav Santhosh says:

      should of taken the 135 but 2200 is not a bad week

    • Liam says:

      You only lose out on 45 points not the end of the world

  2. Jeffrey says:

    Thoughts community on the following trades next round:
    Venables to Guelfi
    Garlett to Higgins
    Or is Mirra more worth it then above 2
    ?

  3. BarronVonCrow says:

    An update on Harrison Wigg, he's unfortunately rebroken the same ankle he injured in the pre-season and will be out another 6-8 weeks.

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      Urgh, played Fantasy this year as well for the banta and brought him in, at least you get two trades over their I guess

  4. Corey says:

    Attention Lek, Pleas ban SC_SIXTY6 and SC_WOW again, we all enjoyed their absence!

    • Deckcrow says:

      Sure they have "Aspi" like interpersonal skills but they often make very valid points , I enjoy their comments and nobody is forced to interact if you dislike, so I don't know why it is so difficult for some

    • Sc_Wow says:

      For doing what? Providing alternative options on people’s posts? How amazing would this community be if everyone just agreed with each other all the time. Jog on Corey

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Hi Corey, hope your doing well this week in SC mate. I'd like for you to have a bit more constructive input into this community rather than just be calling for our heads on this forum because you don't agree with us. You don't like Wow's or my comments simply disregard them.

      Kind regards king 66 and baby Jesus wow.

    • Bevo says:

      Funny how Sc Wow and 66 always comment straight after each other? Its like they are the same person?
      Agree though community is much better without "both" of them

      • DavidSA says:

        I never had a problem with them. Maybe stop looking for insult

        • Bevo says:

          Not looking for insult mate, go look back at earlier articles and see what we are talking about, theirs a reason the admins banned them once

          • Sc_Wow says:

            It’s like we are mates, like we know each other in the real world. Crazy!!!

      • Rick Grimes says:

        They are either the same person or flatmates with only one computer between them.

        • Bevo says:

          From the start they were just being absolute turds, started to cop a lot of attention and now they have calmed down a bit but i remember even from the start the insults to others asking questions and for advice, people will defend them and say grow a pair, mate Its not about that i'm all for being straight forward and giving constructive criticism but they were being just straight dogs, Ban them and keep them away from the community

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          Tbh I'm never on the computer mate. It's called a mobile phone!

    • Russty_ says:

      Sheesh, maybe give the drama a rest ay?…I'm sick of all the soap opera shit and it makes me want to stay away, they aren't blessed with some of the social pleasantries we're all used to maybe but I don't see any obscene personal abuse or anything so maybe stop calling for people to be banned, I was, and I know what it feels like.
      I say, if you don't like the way someone else goes about posting, ignore it, and don't respond to it.
      Not taking anyone's side, just saying, posts like this create drama.

  5. Finnius says:

    Zac Merret straight into my side in two weeks, so much value.

  6. Sheeds says:

    SC is rigged how else could Spud Merrett, Flog Goddard and Thug Hurley possibly be considered as more influential in todays game than Grundy, Sidebottom and Pendle?
    Bombers have 20 1st round picks on their list and are still worse than Melbourne.

    • SteveC says:

      I followed this game closely and agree with you Sheeds. Did you notice Smith kicked it out on the full midway through the last with no deduction in score?

      • redherringfc says:

        I kept a very close eye on him and his score as I needed about 20 in the last quarter from him. I didn’t see him kick it out on the full, maybe i missed it. I thought I saw a short kick up the line that was too short to be a mark and he got no points for it, don’t know if this scores points.

        He did continually go up in single points without seeming to do anything, maybe 1 percenters.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Did he score near to that time with some other disposals etc? Maybe the on the fukl was negated by positivebscores that hadnt been tallied. Not sure myself as didnt watch the game.

    • redherringfc says:

      I don’t know if you actually want an answer to your question or you are venting as an unhappy Essendon supporter. I don’t know much about how the scoring works or the intricacies of afl but I think the following was pretty obvious today.

      Merrett was on fire in the 1st, he was on 48 points at quarter time, probably bog. He was quite slow after that.

      Goddard takes lots of uncontested marks and then kicks accurately, which got him lots of points today.

      Hurley, I dont know why he scores so well, but it happens week in, week out.

  7. DavidSA says:

    Getting Higgins and Merrett
    The greatest paint the fence move all season long

  8. KSinny says:

    Ended up with 2346, how'd everyone else go??

    • DavidSA says:

      Highest score for me this year so far 2356

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Great round mate. Ended up with 2203 which is probably slightly below par. Still, no injuries and happy with the early Guelfi selection. The team is slowly building. Long way to go.

    • Russty_ says:

      Not so great this week, 2233 and lost most of my leagues, well done Sinny and David, Trigga and Gator did real well too. well done guys.

    • hedski says:

      2256 while not great, gave me a straight sweep of my leagues, but more importantly gave me my first win over Dereks Bunnies ever and managed to sneak over Lek by 20 points.
      2390 is the best score I've seen in my leagues.

      • Matho says:

        I don’t think Derek is doing well this season although his advice is ok.

    • Beezneez says:

      2432 jumped me 24000 in the rankings LOL.

  9. Rocksta says:

    2304. Should be enough to get me back into the top 200 from 446. Thoughts?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I reckon you will go very close with that score. How many trades do you have left?

      • Rocksta says:

        26.
        Start upgrading Rookies next Round

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Exactly what I am doing but possibly not this week. It depends on Higgins and Mirra. If both named will grab both next week. Then 2 rookie upgrades the week after. (Oliver and Gray) Took a punt by going early and getting Guelfi. Very pleased with his effort today. Have 27 juicy trades.

          Good luck in your push for the $50K Rocksta.

          • Rocksta says:

            Thanks Bro.
            It’s just great being part of the chase….. that’s why we play the game.
            Odds are I’ll be out of the running soon enough, but I say enjoy it while it lasts.

        • SC_Donkey says:

          Nice 26 trades left and in absolute good ranking. Man I'm jealous, I have 25 trades left but liking how my team is moving through the rankings. Slowly moving away from the pack and chasing the leaders.

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Yeah right donks lol

            • SC_Donkey says:

              Hahaha😂🤣😅 what happened to your 610 rank bud.

              Talk to me and tell me that your the greatest to ever play SC when you have won overall. Otherwise shut it for now.

              Pls get off your really are annoying

              • Sc_Wow says:

                610 in the past 209 now mate.

                Still no word of your ranking, not a surprise lol.
                Have a good one mate

                • TOPHAWK1 says:

                  Bullshit.

                  What is the name of your team.

                  I looked at those earlier 610 ranked teams and I see no match with any of the 209 ranked teams tonight. If I am wrong, please let me know.

                  Otherwise, hit the road JACK.

                  • Sc_Wow says:

                    Thats wht she saad.
                    Have a second look mate

                    • SC_Donkey says:

                      There I added you in Rivalry, you can stalk me there. Hopefully that will stop you from stalking me here. 😅🤣😂

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      I’d hardly call adding my opinion to comments stalking but each to their own.

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      What’s your team name donks I don’t see you in the rivalry. Only fair to let me add you too, if you’re game enough

                  • Sc_Wow says:

                    Did you find me tophawk?

                    • TOPHAWK1 says:

                      I certainly did. And I stand corrected. That is an impressive start sir. As you put it, I am one of those which is "lagging behind" but that's OK. Only 480 points behind you with 27 trades in the bank. The season is only 5
                      rounds old and I like to come home very hard in the back half of the season. Go well!

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      Yeah you too mate, not trying to rub anything in anyone’s face. I think anyone would be happy with a good start

                    • TOPHAWK1 says:

                      No dramas Wow. It will be a slugfest of a year. Love it. And go easy on Doncs. He tries very hard. He takes it all a bit to heart. Hehehe

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      Haha yep think I’ve learnt that. I only try to post my opinions so others can also read it.

              • Bevo says:

                I can't stand this bloke its obviously the same person just trying to troll everyone and act all innocent, I hope the admins block him because it's getting ridiculous

                • SC_Donkey says:

                  Just gonna laugh at them hehe whenever they reply to any my post. They're so annoying like bug, and now they're stalking stalking me. Hahaha🤣😂😅

                • SC_Sixty6 says:

                  Troll.

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Stick to your guns Doncs.

    • Russty_ says:

      Back on topic…if that's ok, what rank did you end up achieving this week Rocksta?…well done with the rank so far.

      • Rocksta says:

        Hi Russty.

        167, up from 446. Will be looking to make one upgrade this week. Was leaning towards bringing in Robbie Gray, but he is very expensive at present.

        • Russty_ says:

          Nice work Rocksta, really good improvement, right up there!..He's expensive now yes, but if he keeps pumping out those good scores, would deliver what you need to stay up in the ranks.

        • SC_Donkey says:

          Deym! That's is awesome really hope that one in our community will win this year.
          👍👍👍keep it up. Really wish you best of luck.

        • Sc_Wow says:

          Nice rocksta you’re 18 points ahead of me, solid start. I brought in Robbie round 3 and have been loving it, he’s not going to be cheap for a while. Make sure you have the funds for it though and that it won’t slow you down too much in upgrading in other areas. We have to play it differently being at the top. Need to be a bit more aggressive

        • joe says:

          h shaw and billings are a bit of a worry

          • Rocksta says:

            Yea, and Petracca mate. Spending a lot of time in the midfield but just not getting it done.
            Him missing this week has also forced me to reconsider my intended trades.

    • The Ranger says:

      Nice one Rocksta! Good luck mate.
      Take a good look at the bye rounds, it will be important you can field a good team thru each round.

      • Rocksta says:

        Thankyou everybody for your support and kind wishes. As I said, I may very well be out of the running soon enough but really am enjoying the challenge at present. Every decision and choice of trade is amplified.
        It is very early in the season and a lot of water to go under the bridge.
        I wish all of you the best of luck as well. Please remember that the reason we all play this game is because we love it. That is reward enough.

  10. Neverweaken says:

    What to do with Buddy? Thinking he may miss a few weeks. But at least I know why hes been a spud
    And concerns for Dusty. Was very proppy after his incident. With the short turn around I wouldnt be surprised if he missed a game.

  11. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Par score? Scored 2246 which i feel will be par or slightly below. How did everyone else do this week?

    • KSinny says:

      yeh i reckon 2200-2250 will be about par this week, pretty happy with 2346 myself.

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        Nice score ksinny! That’ll Put you up the rankings I reckon

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Aurora, I got 2233 and moved up 1738 spots so pretty happy with that, par must've been around 2200? or a bit less.

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        Nice score Russty, yeah i reckon 2200 was probably about par.

  12. ROBocop14 says:

    Anyone think Beams will come good?

  13. FearTheBeard says:

    Which 2 we taking lads. Higgins/Mirra/Guelfi?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hopefully all 3. Got Guelfi last night. I am a happy chappy 🙂

      • FearTheBeard says:

        Don't have that luxury. Whom are top 2 priority ?

        • r_calve says:

          higgins and guelfi

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Mirra and Higgins IMO. Mirra should be named again with Sicily missing. Some nice cash to me made there. Higgins was dynamic last night and should get plenty of games.

    • SteveC says:

      I think JS is poor for Higgins. Mirra looks the most secure. I reckon they might persist with Guelfi also.

    • Bevo says:

      Higgins looks a star and guelfi looked pretty good too, wait for the teams to come out but if all 3 are named, for me it would be Higgins first then Guelfi and then mirra, few injuries in the essendon side too so job security should be good

    • Derek says:

      G-Langford JS is prob the best

  14. Marty says:

    Not sure of Mirra's job security. Higgins first and perhaps Guelfi. Depends on my team structure and team selections.

    • r_calve says:

      mirra should stay, hawks didnt draft the 27 year old vfl captain to keep him in the vfl

      • Derek says:

        Mirra will play this week because Sicily suspended.

        Burgoyne back.

        Shoenmaker should be ok, Langford and Whitecross to come in. Mirras place bit risky

  15. Mike says:

    Will josh kelly play this week

    • Ja191 says:

      brisbane at home, highely doubt they are risking him

    • Mystic Mac says:

      You'd have to ask 66 mate..

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        Your reading skills are much more superior then your typing skills that's for sure. Good to see you've been watching and listening Mac!

  16. r_calve says:

    im getting rid of zorko, should i target an uber premo or should i go for a fallen premo that looks to be turning it up right about now like pendles or seb ross

    thoughts please cos zorko is just awful and no longer deserves a spot in my team, already got zerrett and cogs

  17. Ahmad rubas says:

    SuperCoach updated I've gone up 10k places so I'm happy with that. How's everyone else going this week?

    • Russty_ says:

      Nice work there Ahmad..that's a huge jump up. I managed to move up a bit this week to just over 4000.

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        its easy for huge jumps when your ranked 38k haha.
        solid start to the season from you right up there

        • Russty_ says:

          You'll be right mate, just improve your side every week and things will improve, a lot of guys are like supernovas early to mid season, and then they fade, gotta play the long game and plan to have enough trades to contend in your leagues come finals time.
          Either by building money now or rookies upgraded to keepers.
          It's only early too remember, it's easy to jump up heaps in rank if you have a few good scores in a row.

          • Ahmad rubas says:

            cheers russty first priority is bringing in titch when he bottoms out and dusty when he bottoms out after the jacobs tag then my team will be looking a lot stronger

            • Russty_ says:

              Don't wait too long on Titch, Dusty will probably have a few quieter games than him, which will make him more affordable.

  18. alfred says:

    2237 this week, been consistently moving up the ranks.. now at 10K.. annoyed that I had 3 players score 151, and my captain was dusty.. and Garlett on field

  19. will says:

    anybody know dangers b/e?

    • r_calve says:

      pretty high by the looks of things, should probs wait maybe 2-3 more weeks, probs gonna downgrade holman and upgrade kelly to danger when the time comes

    • HumanBob says:

      154

  20. BoltonsBlues says:

    2280 with Dusty captain after changing it from Gawn about 10mins before the bounce 🙁
    Need some help on who should I sacrifice to bring Mirra, Guefli/Higgins

    Team is as follows, $56k, 26 trades left

    Laird, Lloyd, Ryan, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
    Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cogs, Cripps, Kelly [Geelong] Holman, Coffield (Kelly [GWS] Banfield, Barry
    Gawn NicNat
    Gray, Henney, McClean, Tracca, Fisher, Waterman (Henry, Fristch)

    Kelly doesn’t play again I can sacrifice him and either Murphy/Naughton/Fritsch and have 600k+ for double upgrade next week
    Can take out Murphy and Fritsch and have about 150-200k for 1 upgrade next week
    Can cull Naughton and Fritsch and have 260k for Danger next week
    Also can trade Kelly (if not named) to Zerrit and downgrade Murphy/Naughton/Fritsch to any of the 3 bubble boys.

    All comes down to who’s not selected/gets dropped this week though

    • r_calve says:

      kelly to merret and murphy to mirra if murphy isnt named or if you want you can go fritsch to higgins or guelfi i think guelfi will get in the 70s consistently and higgins will have a few 90s but could go as low as the 20s with his roel, your chioce though

      • BoltonsBlues says:

        Zerret was a thought, but even if he gets a 120 this week again, you can still pick him up for just over 500k, was more leaning to a double downgrade to get some bank up

    • Whitey says:

      Could roll Finlayson into the mids and maybe go (maybe a little early but) Holman to Mirra.

    • Derek says:

      If Kelly doesn’t play, I’d be tempted to get Danger,

  21. Sc_Wow says:

    209 overall, climbing every week. It’s time for the sooks to queit down. Hope everyone that goes out of their way to slam me is enjoying their rankings

    For everyone that appreciates my input I’m here to stay.
    Road to #1

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Top stuff wow! So many doubters at the start. All the rankings showing we weren't all talk.

      • Rick Grimes says:

        There's an echo in the room…. Being humble is an admirable quality. Also, no one wants to go off prematurely. Good luck.

        • Sc_Wow says:

          Have to start well to win it Grimes have fun lagging behind. Beers again next week 66, mate who I know in the real world

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Yeh mate beers next week too….oh wait it's almost the weekend again!!!

      • Bevo says:

        No but all the comments you post and the instant replies to each other also show that you are the same person, Please delete your accounts and leave the site, all you've done is pollute the site with your bullshit

        • Bombers Glory says:

          Go and find yourself a safe space matey!
          If someone is sad enough to set up multiple accounts and interact with them-self they obviously have bigger problems and people will eventually ignore them.

    • Derek says:

      Nice T.

      Who have been your star PODs?

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        His name isnt Trev! His name is under his team for everyone to see.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Yeah I’ve posted my team name enough haha. I’m sure you can find it

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Robbie gray, McLean Oliver
        And smart trades, bonner to Hurley was last weeks

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Yeah wanted to do that one this week but worked out last week would probably be about $10k short

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Doing it this week?

            • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

              Sorrry was a bit more to that.
              As it turned out with bonner just making his be and hurley going large i am now about $25k short.
              So will have to grab hurley a bit down the track..

        • Derek says:

          RGray was a good pick. You didn't start with him did you?
          I remember OTW was all over him preseason and was getting no love

    • Mystic Mac says:

      This is absolutely laughable now haha! Give it a rest mate

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Great input Mac be sure to keep providing the community with your quality comments 👍🏼

        • Mystic Mac says:

          will do champ, say hi to 66 for me 🙂

          • Sc_Wow says:

            No worries I message him on Facebook now, was just at his place last night.
            Do you guys not have mates?

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Hows your team going Mac?

            • Mystic Mac says:

              Not flash to be honest, but hay I've actually got a life..

              • Sc_Wow says:

                Do you? My life is great, being good at SC is a nice little bonus

                • joe says:

                  your a mouth its alright being near the lead iam 290 with a better side than urs but dosnt give me the right to hang sh it on everybody else sides kama will bite

                  • Sc_Wow says:

                    I’m not hanging [email protected] on anyone. You’ve just said your team is better than mine, that’s more than I’ve said. Some bloke said I’ve got not life that’s hanging sh%t, hypocrites.
                    Also how do you see your side as better?

                    • joe says:

                      no billings 4 one

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      I don’t have billings??

                    • joe says:

                      sorry must be looking at another side have a look at my side and see what u think mick tymms 290 any advice app

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      Not a bad side, cash gen will need to be looked at with fog keefe and Murphy in side

                    • joe says:

                      tnx good advice hoping ahern on the horizon 4 keefe and fogarty left the em off gawn 1st round when looping stuffed my ranking hope I don't lose by less than gawns 137

                    • Mystic Mac says:

                      Please let me know how I'm hanging sh*t? Simply stating that sc isn't the be all and end all for me. Stop playing the victim mate

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      Nah you said I have no life, I’m 100% sure my life’s better than yours. Come back on here with something SC related

              • SC_Sixty6 says:

                That old chestnut! Suck at something so revert to the 'i have a life' while scouring pages in a SC community.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Wow and 66…….stop feeding them just post SC related fellas because you're just fuelling the fire. Anyone who trolls without an account isn't worthy of a reply. Simple.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Good point smokin, only replying to real ppl from now on

      • Russty_ says:

        Agree…I'm sick of all the arguing and negative shit lately, and it just drags on and on, let's just talk about Footy and Supercoach and if someone has an opinion different to yours or who comes across as rude via words on a screen, just ignore or deal with it by accepting, people are different.

  22. Crowboy94 says:

    Hey Guys:

    Time to trade Hibberd out unless someone can convince me otherwise.

    Trade to either Simpson or Hurley.

    Which one and why??

    Thanks

    • Sc_Wow says:

      I’d check with Donkey mate, I’ve posted my opinion but don’t consider it. Donkey knows best

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I've been saying hold until now,but Hibbo does seem to be playing a different role, can't see him improving anytime soon, so yes I would trade to either of those two, probably Hurley first, he seems a bit more consistent.

    • Phil says:

      I'd do it Crowboy, either one a good option. I'd throw Yeo into that mix as well.
      Out of the 2 I'd go for Simpson just because he has a better bye round

    • Bevo says:

      I would go with Hurley Crowboy, I think he would be a nice POD (don't quote me on that do not know his ownership %) but compared to the amount of people bringing in simmo im sure he is a POD.
      Even if the ownership was the same, I would go Hurley. Consistent gun

    • Billy Brainless says:

      Hibberd (BE 131) is out I'm done not letting him bleed any more cash, Bonner out as well.
      IN Z.Merrett (BE 64) and Guelfi or Mirra and cash for an upgrade next week.

  23. KSinny says:

    Thoughts on Double downgrade Venables to Guelfi and Gartlett to Higgins leaving me with $339k in the bank?

    • Whitey says:

      Looking at Guelfi closely but with Fantasia coming back, Hooker may go fwd again with them struggling to kick a score and take marks fwd so not sure about his JS.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Gulifi wasn’t playing fwd this week

      • Josh says:

        Green and Begley injured, increasing his job security. Jackson Merrett will make way for Fantasia.

        • Russty_ says:

          I think Guelfi only came in initially because of Connor McBiter's indiscretion, but there are also injuries now, so he might be safe for awhile.

    • David C says:

      Not worth trading Garlett, don't make enough cash to justify burning a trade.

  24. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Kane (AFlogan) has slipped back to 36th pozzie. Time to trade. Back up!!

  25. Phil says:

    Almost impossible to split the 3 bubble boys I think, so I've split them into 3 categories and rated each one: Price, Job Security, Scoring Potential & Position.
    Price: 3.Mirra 2.Guelfi. 1.Higgins
    Job Security: 3.Mirra. 2.Guelfi. 1.Higgins
    Scoring potential:. 3.Higgins. 2.Guelfi. 1.Mirra
    Position:. 3.Higgins. 2.Mirra. 1.Guelfi
    Total:. 9.Mirra. 8.Higgins. 7.Guelfi

    Like I said it's close. I priotised Mirra over Guelfi in Position purely because my team needs a Defender more. Swap them around and it's a 3-way tie. Obviously Higgins has the best Position because duel.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I like the way you have gone about it Phil, although I'm still going with either or both Higgins & Guelfi, mainly because I'm fine for rookies down back at the moment.

    • Derek says:

      I’m expecting G-Langdon to play this week, even though I traded him to Ryan, I’ll be looking at him. Good JS

      I would put Higgins ahead of the other two because he is better and because he has DPP

  26. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    This week
    Bonner-Mirra
    Garlett-Deledio

    next week ill hope holmans price rise eclipses merrett's and i can bring him in after downgrading Fritsch (hopefully higgins or Guelfi are rested)

    • Whitey says:

      Deledio is risky, may pay off but can see him getting injured or being rested a couple of times this year.

      • BlueBaggerJosh says:

        absolutely see where you are coming from, he is the only trade in that allows me enough cash for merrett though.

    • Derek says:

      Delidio is not a top 8 forward, is not a cash cow and won’t play every week.

  27. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Lol Deledio

  28. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    So slowly making a move up the rankings.
    Punched out another score over 2300 to move up 3000 spots to sit just outside the top 1000.
    400 off the lead so figure may as well keep pushing.
    So Q this week do I bring in Zerrett or the best fwd in Gray?

    Options:
    1. banfield to zerrett. This puts holman on the bench. Bundy at F6.
    2. Holman to zerrett. (I reckon holman can continue to score well up till his bye so would prefer option 1)
    3. Bundy to Gray. Holman M8.

    Does mean i miss out on one of the fwd rooks but think I will grab Mirra.

    Thinking Gray.
    I know he has his bye rd 10 but some good rooks showing up lately that should be able to cover him.

    • JJames says:

      Bundy-Gray for sure, First off I would say keep holman on the field one of the best scoring rookies so far, Second banfield is still slowly making money and has been pretty consistent, thirdly you can pick up zerret next week for just a bit more money then this week, depending on his B/E and what he scores but i imagine he won't go up to much. Gray looks unpassable

    • Derek says:

      Nice rank Trigga. I didn’t fair that well, another week of falling rankings, wrong side of 7k now.

      Gray has let us all know that he will be a top 6 forward, meaning we must get him.if you don’t mind paying over $560k, get him now.

    • TommyC99 says:

      Port playing North. Wouldn’t be surprised if Jacobs goes to Gray

      • DavidSA says:

        Gotta stay within 500 pts of the lead half way through to stand a chance. Wish you all the best luck mate

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Thanks.
          Figure may as well keep pushing for now.
          If i cop an injury or some other mayhem that means i fall off the pace then back to a leagues focus.

    • Swans2012 says:

      Nice work trig, gray seems like the most rewarding option to me, I bought him in a few weeks ago and am obviously happy, zerrett next week if you can muster the cash. Even if Jacobs goes to gray he can be damaging forward….and Holman and banfield can wait. All good options though if you wanted to save some cash….

    • Beezneez says:

      I was going to trade Billings for Gray last week but didn't. However, allowed me to trade Fritsch to Guelfi on Tuesday so i didn't have to take Garlett's measly 21. Still scored 2439 without the extra from Gray's score cos made it up with Guelfi over Garlett (almost). I'm definitely trading in Gray this week as I have to bench Sicily. However, I am very wary of Jacobs getting the tag on Gray (hope he goes to Wines).

  29. albert says:

    I already have Hurley in DEF and Smith in FWD from Essendon..

    zerrett is so tempting this week, I had him in my midfield last year and he had great output.. is it too much to have all three..

    also don't have danger, titch or Clayton Oliver yet.. meaning that if I get in zerrett I won't be picking up Oliver this year..

    thoughts?

    • Holty01 says:

      It shouldn't matter albert. All that should matter is the rd13 bye. They should all be one of the best scorers in their respective positions.
      It is just like saying dont pick all of Jelwood Danger Menegola because they all play in the same team.
      In the end, if Merrett gets back to last years form he is definately value for money

    • Whitey says:

      I think by the end of the year Smith will need to be upgraded anyway, so don't see an issue with having all 3 for now.

    • Derek says:

      Merrett is very good value

  30. JugHead says:

    Has to be some risk of late outs next round from soreness. We need to allow for it. I'll probably leave my trading as late as possible this week. Also might trade out a rookie who hasnt been playing eg Barry rather than a warm body.

  31. ATeam12345 says:

    Lambert or Delidio

    • JugHead says:

      Hmmmmm…. I'm thinking neither. Genuine fallen premo or rookie. I can see the attraction with Deledio but its high risk IMO

      • Whitey says:

        Can see Lids getting injured or at least rested a couple of times this year. Don't think Lambert is the worst option ever but also IMO won't be top 6 at the end of the year. Who are you other fwds?

        • ATeam12345 says:

          Gray, Heeney, Smith, Taranto, Henry Garlett.
          Need forward upgrade.
          Billings or Dahl I can afford, pretty much up to 480k

    • Derek says:

      Uh oh. I knew people would start thinking about Delidio

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        People were talking about Kent. God's beat them down swiftly lol.

  32. JJames says:

    Is there any chance of Jack Higgins getting dropped??

    Praying he does because if he does, by the time I make 2 trades next week I will have approximately $857,000 in the warchest compared to $772,600 going by if Higgins has another decent game

    • Cam says:

      There's a chance he may get rested due to 4 day break (which I'm hoping he does) and then brought straight back in the following week.

      Either that or guelfi does the same

    • joe says:

      ive got 16 million in the war chest but iam ranked 150000 wtf

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Ummmm Jordy? Is that you? Or is this James?

  33. Reg says:

    Need serious help with what to do with Zorko. The guy is a genuine shunt! Do I go zorko to Zerret ot zorko to Martin

    • DavidSA says:

      Have to go to a fallen premium like Merrett otherwise you're cashing in a lose

  34. Hayden says:

    Downgrade Bonner to Mirra, then I'd have to upgrade either Holman or Fogarty to Z Merrett. Should I pull the trigger on this? Or would I be better off downgrading Garlett or Barry to Guelfi/Higgins (via some DPP). Don't want to let cheap Merrett slip but I've gotta keep generating cash. Still have Giles-Langdon, Murphy, Barry and Olango all 0. Any guidance would be appreciated!

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I like the second option Hayden, Bonner could still have a bit of money to make, plus he is still getting a game, Holman is too good to trade at the moment, plus you can have him on field if need be. Garlett is on my hit list, Barry still has money to make if he can get a game. So my trades would be Garlett > Higgins/Guelfi and Fogarty > Merrett.

      • Ja191 says:

        I'm in a similar predicament but are you sure you would be trading out fogarty? he's got a -12 breakeven coming off a 89 and a 3-round average of 74 with 2 home games coming up. I'm personally leaning towards the bonner-mirra with bonner scoring similar to rookies myaswell play one of them and let them fatten up and trade to a premo defender later on

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      When I said Fogarty to Merrett I was thinking Adelaide Fogarty,if it is Geelong Fogarty then no,you don't want to trade out a rookie still making good money and getting a game.

  35. gator59 says:

    Will Jacobs tag Robbie Gray next week

  36. Jeffrey says:

    Bonner to Zerrett and Venables to Guelfi

    Thought?

  37. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Brockers Boys is in 'last minute rags' and is ranked #33. Solid Stacey! Too bad she never posts any comments. Keep it up!

    • Russty_ says:

      Maybe drop them a note in the Chat section in the league 66, yeah agree, she's/he's had a very solid side right from the start.

    • Octa says:

      Why would she post comments?
      She is not a brag artist!
      It appears to me that the very ordinary SCers are the ones hogging this forum.
      Stacey has more in her life than to spend hours trolling this once great forum.
      The crap dished out is partly the reason SC is on the decline. (Derek excepted)

      • DavidSA says:

        I was rank 127 after round 14 in 2015 and never made comments about placings because a bad week in SuperCoach will humble anyone in the top 500 let alone the top 50. I finished 833rd in 2015 after 527th in 2014 and have not been in the top 1k since

        • Octa says:

          I have great respect for your comment DavidSA because you are spot on. I think the same way. However, I am having a good SC year simply because I have had only ONE injury. Kruizer to Grundy but that will change no doubt. Luck is the biggest factor in SC once you have been playing a while despite the ‘experts’ telling us it’s their knowledge!!!!!!! The top 100 SCers must laugh at some of the comments if they bother to read them.
          Must get to work as a big shipment of Coffee has just arrived. I’ll open up tonight to see what has been added.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Have a listen to yourself octa, it would be great to hear some advice from Stacy since she/he clearly knows what their doing. You’re the type of people that turn the posts into bragging.
        I’m posting my rank as people are constantly doubting me, and I’m showing them what I do consistently every year. If you think that’s killing SC you’ve lost it.
        People need to stop being so sensitive. I can’t even post an opinion without people jumping down my throat. I’ve got a busy personal life too, I’d hate to see how you guys react to day to day stresses after seeing your reactions on a SC site.

        • DavidSA says:

          SC_Wow you need to chill, Octa not calling you out at all.
          Btw I disagree with the "know what their doing" comment you don't think that at least 10k other coaches don't also have huge supercoach expierience and knowledge?
          He was just agreeing with my comment about how quickly things can change. So many variables to note

          1 early season flyers turning into medicor scores
          2 injuries that are 2-3 weeks to Premium players are the worst because you hold or fold (same goes for suspensions.
          3 starting with the best rookies is all chance not skill
          4 Bringing in the top 5 scoring Premiums after mid season for the last 3-4 premium spots and guessing them right is the hardest thing to do in Supercoach and defines the race to the end if you're still in top 250.
          5 the burning of trades early because of point 2

          Starting with a great team is 20%
          Smart trading is 30%
          Luck is 50%

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            50% luck ???? Please. I wonder why everyone picks fyfe danger dusty and titch……and long behold they all finish top 8. Haha.

            • DavidSA says:

              What same reason you had a flog version of Fyfe last year
              Or is that you can have all the top 8 mids and still get busted with a flog or 2 down the stretch for all the reasons I listed above.

              You building up a straw man arguement based on just mids shows you're a flog
              Well drrr no shit the midfield is easy

              How about a test smartass name me the top 5 highest scores in def and fwd from rd 12-22

        • Derek says:

          there is an element of luck, but as the old saying goes, “the more I practice, the luckier I become”

          I played Maniacs in a league this week, he gave me a friendly reminder how good he is.

          There are some players, like WoW and Maniacs who constantly finish with high rankings meaning luck isn’t as important as you might think.

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Yeah that’s it you make your own luck. I’ve had my fair share that’s gone against me, Zerrett Kruse Greene Hibberd. But with other smart selections and trades I’ve managed to move up the rankings every week.

          • DavidSA says:

            absolutely lost me with this trash comment
            If a player that you own and has no history with injuries pulls a hammy it's going to happen you can't avoid that or how about this one gets knocked out in the 1st qtr concussed or what if that's your captain!
            How about a Premium who looks great for 10 rounds then starts to flirt with 100-105 avg in the home stretch

            Like I said there are too many variables in the game
            I think you said it best "why is it every year I can't have the right rookies on the field when they score well"
            Hate to break it to you but that's Luck

            • Derek says:

              i agree that these things in isolation are luck or unlucky. but it happens all the time. every year, it is part of the fabric of the game. you must start the year expecting these things to happen. If you don't then you haven't really mastered the game yet. just accept that stuff will happen. there is enough bad things that will happen this year that everyone will have their share of it. it is how you then deal with it and have options that make the good players. the only way you can make the better decisions is to have dealt with it previously, this is where the practice comes in. my favorite saying, do the same thing and expect a different result is insanity. same for me, i made same error this year by exposing too many poor rookies on the field, maybe i'll learn for next year, had too much cash in warchest instead of using it.

      • Derek says:

        cheers Octa. i'm a long way from being good at this game. my biggest claim to fame was coming first in the whole of NSW a couple of years ago, that's something i really should put on my Resume but it rarely comes up in conversation in Sydney town.

        • DavidSA says:

          well shit I guess I'm making top 100 every year from now on because it's my 8th supercoach
          😂🤣😂🤣
          To brush Luck so easily aside yet it's always half the game no matter what anyone thinks.

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        Yet here you are giving the community zero positive input yourself. Preach elsewhere.

  38. Andrew says:

    Zorko to Zerrett? I’ve held him as long as I could but the gods haven’t been kind

  39. DavidSA says:

    Mundy flying under the radar 2.4% ownership last 4 weeks 124, 106, 105, 104

    • Davo says:

      Haha wish those scores were going the other way

      • DavidSA says:

        I was rank 127 after round 14 in 2015 and never made comments about placings because a bad week in SuperCoach will humble anyone in the top 500 let alone the top 50. I finished 833rd in 2015 after 527th in 2014 and have not been in the top 1k since

  40. r_calve says:

    im getting rid of zorko, should i target an uber premo or should i go for a fallen premo that looks to be turning it up right about now like pendles or seb ross

    thoughts please cos zorko is just awful and no longer deserves a spot in my team

  41. Trades says:

    Naughton to Mirra
    Garlett to McLean ?

    • Cam says:

      Maybe go garlett to one of higgins / guelfi as both look like good rookie options and McLeans be is over 100 i think so can afford to get him in later round

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Is Naughton your worst performing rookie? Do you have Bonner? Naughton has a BE of just 7, thus he will make a fair bit more cash. I have Naughton and Bonner who has a BE of 63. Bonner is getting punted out of my side for Mirra.

      I am probably going to punt Christensen and get McLean this week as well.

      Decent trades though. Mirra is a must have and McLean will solidify my forward line. Next week Oliver!!

      • Trades says:

        Not worst but I'm not going to trade Murphy for 50k and he should play again soon. Mirra just seems to have the best js out of the 3 rooks. McLean will towel it up next week and make his be. My forward line sucks so need that upgrade.

    • Simo says:

      Naughton still got cash to make, & Mirra not going to avg any higher that Naughton I don't think.

  42. KSinny says:

    Does Garlett need to go after that 21? What is his BE

  43. Simo says:

    Anyone else jumping on Jack Higgins this week? What's his JS like?

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Apparently about 7,000 people so far.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Definately!! I am kinda hoping he gets rested this week though. I can then grab Mirra and do a forward line upgrade. Then the week after snap up Higgins and another upgrade. If Higgins is named, then getting BOTH Mirra and Higgins in. The upgrades will be pushed back one week. Cheers mate.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      No doubt. Locked in.

  44. Simo says:

    For anyone 50/50 on MIrra, why not let him pass this week & have another look at Duman this week instead?

  45. KSinny says:

    Looks like Yeo will be tagging Fyfe this week.

  46. Greg says:

    Likely Bonner to Mirra (allowing me to start Murray) and then Venables to Guelfi / Higgins for me this week, building a nice bank to make some upgrades the following week.

    Concerned about Guelfi and Higgins being picked given 4 and 5 day breaks though…

  47. Doc_1 says:

    Where is mark o’connor ????
    Have I missed an injury or club imposed suspension or something. Not appearing on the official injury list but not even on the emergency list last few weeks despite 1 reasonable game and multiple cat injuries??

  48. inNout says:

    What happened to fritsch ?

  49. TheGreatBozza says:

    End of the day it us up to each individual to make a call on their own team. Lot of people are in here posting good advice so it up to each person to use that information to make a good call.

    I've copped some flack on this site for my team (it's all in good fun though) but I'm happy to say I'm ranked around 1500, and I've been disappointed in my team! Let's use the site to share some good ideas and start a conversation. I like that

    • JugHead says:

      Agree. And the conversation is what gets your brain thinking over the different angles to a situation. Rarely is a view 100 percent right or wrong, its how you view risk vs reward and how a particular trade suits your overall strategy.

  50. DavidSA says:

    I don't trust SC_Wow or SC_sixty6 anymore
    Twice now my name has been used to make comments against them to make it look like I'm fighting them in comments. I bet they do it with other names too, not coming back here wish you all the best to those who are honest contributors to the game and site.

    We all have a choice and nothing is keeping me here.
    Hope SC_Wow keeps posting his rank every week because he will bottle it 100%

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Mate I never make any other accounts, you can even check this with admins. I wouldn’t be surprised if others are doing it though. I’m not here to fight, I post my opinion and people have asked for rank so now I’m posting that too.

    • DavidSA says:

      Sure they have "Aspi" like interpersonal skills but they often make very valid points , I enjoy their comments and nobody is forced to interact if you dislike, so I don't know why it is so difficult for some

      And

      I never had a problem with them. Maybe stop looking for insult

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Yeah why would I label myself as aspi, don’t go throwing around accusations based off of assumptions.

        I could care less if you don’t agree with me. I back myself up with my rank. Take my advice or don’t. Doesn’t bother me at all

        • DavidSA says:

          I am actually 100% correct to not trust you both seeing as both comments are only in the section headed by you. And both can agree to not care, you go your way and I'll go mine

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Yeah again we are mates……..
            Getting boring having to constantly explain our selfs to simple people.
            Cya mate

        • joe says:

          u rank means jack shit in round 5

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        David make a profile mate, easy fixed.

    • Handscome says:

      Good on you DavidSA. The chat is not as enjoyable as it once was. I wonder what Jock would do about it. Grrrrrr.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        He’d probably tell the sooks to man up

        • Jordy says:

          Na mate he would't tell the "sooks" to man up he would tell the pussies (meaning you and your other account) to get off his sacred site

          • Sc_Wow says:

            You’re a dead set potato if you think anyone has time for 2 accounts. You ever post anything SC related, I thought we were done with you trolls

            • JJames says:

              StFu, i'm a potato? and listen to you you hypocritical bAstard "troll" your the loser who sits behind his screen switching his accounts back and fourth and the fact you lie about it, its just sad.

              • Sc_Wow says:

                Caught out using your fake names there mate. I called Jordy a potato and JJames makes a comment out of no where? Lol
                I was hanging out with 66 yesterday.
                It’s sad you guys making fake accounts and accusing others of doing the same.
                You’re the only sad one jordy/jjames

                • Jordonnnn says:

                  Ohh did you catch me out wow? Im just doing what you do how does it feel talking to someone using multiple different accounts

                  • Sc_Wow says:

                    Geeez you are sad bud. Hopefully you get banned pathetic troll. The admins know 66 and I are different people. So does anyone with half a brain. We are mates and we enjoy SC. All you sooky simpletons can fathom that we could be two different people?

                    • Jordy says:

                      But your the one who takes other peoples accounts such as DavidSA and using it to make him look bad, you are the sad one mate, can't even trust admin to comment and confirm you are different people as I would need to hear it in the podcast so i can actually know that your not once again using a fake accout

                    • Sc_Wow says:

                      Nah I’m not, you’ve got a proven track record so I’d say you’re the more likely one. Done talking with you. You’re pathetic

                    • Jordy says:

                      proven track record? You call me a simpleton yet you cant seem to understand that I was mocking you by making it blatantly obvious that I used my and someone elses name and got caught out. Whole point is to show you how it feels because we all know you are using 2 diffent accounts, your done talking to me because your an unintelligent, arrogant, naive loser

              • SC_Sixty6 says:

                Hahhaa this is absolutely gold!!! The accuser is actually the perpetrator. Guilty as charged you time wasting multiple account 'potatoe'

                Do we call you by the name of Jordy or James? I'm confused.

                • Jordy says:

                  How low is your IQ? I just said i was mocking you using a different name to show you how it feels talking to a braindead loser sitting behind a screen claiming he isn't using 2 different accounts KNOWING that it is the same person, its just as obvious as me writing JJames is my name aswell because we all know you are the same person

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      I think you'll find there are many others posting their rank mate. No need to be jealous of other people's rank!

  51. Noah says:

    Who has better job security Higgings or guelfi?

    • theRealPod says:

      Higgins would be a certainty in any other side. Guelfi looks solid and will probably keep his spot.

  52. Ando says:

    Hey Community! How do the following trades look?

    Bonner to Mirra & Banfield to Zerret

    I know Banfield still has cash to make, but at the end of the day it's about trying to get full premo status as quickly as you can. I haven't played Banfield on field once, and Zerrett seems to be hitting some form at a bargain price!

    • theRealPod says:

      Those trades are nice Ando, just hold until team line ups released as S. Playford Burgoyne back this week so might push him out.

  53. SC_Sixty6 says:

    It really warms my heart when I can inform the community of intel i.e. Kelly, which then has allowed people to get gray before his inevitable rise and enjoy his tonnes including 145 and 137. I forget who the couple of guys were but you're welcome.

    As for Kelly. He's still doubtful. Damn that OP!

  54. Hegs says:

    Any word on the the liklihood of Murphy returning for the crows and Barry for Port for that matter?

    Holding Kelly for now, but patience is wearing thin.. Could be a straight Danger swap next week.

  55. r_calve says:

    zorko to cripps
    fritsch to giles langdon if he is back or if he stays in higgins

    thoughts or any other premos i could upgrade to got cogs, merret, neale, titch and fyfe

  56. Ahmad rubas says:

    Carnage in the forward line buddy Sicily petracca and Greene all out this week

    • Russty_ says:

      Why is Petracca out Ahmad?

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        Infected finger should only be out for a week

        • Russty_ says:

          Oh yeah thanks, I just read about it, bitten by a Dog…what are the odds sheesh!

          • Whatyasmokin says:

            Well every man and his dog locked in Petracca thinking he was going to be a top forward. Harsh reaction by the mutt though SC is just a game everyone!

        • DavidSA says:

          Sixty6 should have warned the community before this news came out about his finger
          Cause you know… he laughs at the idea of SuperCoach not being anything but planning and skill

    • DavidSA says:

      Hahaha and Supercoach is not 50% Luck at all hey Wow and sixty6

      • DavidSA says:

        Subject of luck:

        If a player that you own and has no history with injuries pulls a hammy it's going to happen you can't avoid that or how about this one… gets knocked out in the 1st qtr concussed or… what if that's your captain!
        How about a Premium who looks great for 10 rounds then starts to flirt with 100-105 avg in the home stretch

        Like I said there are too many variables in the game
        I think Derek said it best "why is it every year I can't have the right rookies on the field when they score well"
        Hate to break it to you but that's Luck

  57. Mek says:

    Should i jut keep zorko he has gone down that much now or should i off load

  58. Josh says:

    Need some help. Do I upgrade Bonner to Danger, Oliver or Zerret this week. Have 200k in the bank after upgrading to Danger but not sure if this is the best option as it doesn't allow for better upgrades in the future. Any advice is appreciated :))

    • Whitey says:

      Zerrett is rock bottom and is great value. As long as you can get dnager in in the next couple of weeks I would grab Zerrett. ts what I am aiming to do.

  59. murray says:

    Take Zerrett or Cripps this week, both have low be's and I think are cheap

    To take Zerrett I need to trade out Petracca and Garlett
    To take Cripps I need to trade out Petracca and Bonner

    Which option?

  60. Boxballs69 says:

    Question COMMUNITY!

    Banfield > Cripps
    Pro
    – No Petracca, Sicily or Kelly therefore it will be beneficial for overall score for the week
    Con
    – Is it worth holding Banfield as there is more money to be made?