Round 7 SuperCoach Panic Room

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Let’s not sugar coat it, last week was tough…

We kinda knew it was coming though, when teams dropped on the Thursday rookies were dropped, premo’s were dropped, Sunday squads added everyone available on their list. Of course it doesn’t help when “reliable” premo’s have a down game, and rookies like Holman and Finlayson hit a wall. Nor does owning Jack bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Billings help the cause.

I always just figured my premo’s would get me through the hard times, but if it’s not these guys then who is it? Where do I begin looking?

This stage of the Supercoach year is a bit like when you’ve lost a few early wickets in a one dayer and you need to rebuild. Play it relatively safe but if there’s an opportunity you pounce on it. Make the right moves now and you’ll set yourself up for a big total. Make panic decisions and you’ll lose more wickets, the byes will hit you and you’ll be all out in the fortieth over. And, umm… I’ve really squeezed a lot of out this analogy but you get the gist right?

Luckily my fellow site contributors are making much more sense than I do this week. Mum and Dad (Patch and Lek) dropped some more zesty takes this week in the podcast. Barron gave us the good oil on the next batch of rookie hopefuls, Lek cleared out the post office box and answered your concerns for the week and Sloane and Damo have again given us their combined powers for captains and the cheat sheet.


Can we just have one week where everything isn’t awful? Just one?! It feels like every time I welcome back a premo after a week off I lose two more.

Brett Deledio, Tom Lynch, Chad Wingard, Dom Sheed, Tex Walker, Charlie Curnow, and Michael Walters are just some of the names fighting over a massage table in the ever growing SuperCoach injury room. But wait, there’s more! (there’s always more…) read on.

For tonight, Geelong have swapped Rhys Stanley with Zac Smith, and Stu Crameri will play his first game for a while. Scooter Selwood is back in, tag job on Whitfield maybe? GWS have handed club debuts to Lachie Keeffe ($123.9k FWD/DEF) and Dylan Buckley ($158.3k – DEF). ZGL has been named for the clash. Still no Josh Kelly. I believe he’s secretly gone about a complete groin relocation.      

Gold Coast have been hit by the injury bug, making four forced changes and dropping Michael Barlow after one week. There will be debuts for Charlie Ballard ($117.3k MID/FWD) and Brayden Crossley ($117.3k – RUC). Big news for the Essendon v Hawks matchup with popular rookies Matt Guelfi and Dave Mirra DROPPED. James Sicily returns just in time to face a team Hawthorn hate, I reckon he’ll take his boot off and try to stab someone this week. Paddy Ryder is back baby! Jasper Pittard returns as well. Lachie Murphy has again been named an emergency at the Crows, although Darcy Fogarty is back again along with Eddie Betts. Bubble boy Myles Poholke has been dropped. The Blues finally regain Matty Kreuzer for the clash. LDU has been dropped again, this time for the game against Sydney, where Buddy Franklin is still not right. Shaun Higgins’ pretty face is back to its prettiest. Patch will be pleased. He’s been a wreck ever since it was rearranged in that bump.

Richmond have added the four that were dropped last week without any confirmed outs as yet. Freo have added a bunch of fringe players. Blake Acres has been “managed” at the Saints. Hunter Clark and Armo will return, Rowan “My Boat” Marshall has been adequately repaired and declared sea worthy. Christian Petrappa has been named after another case of blaming it on the dog. Winner of The Recruit, Matt Eagles ($123.9k – DEF), has been named for Brisbane on an extended bench. Collingwood will make at least three changes, with Maynard, James Aish, and Ben Reid all out with injury. Fas and Taylor Adams will be two of those ins you’d reckon, and there could be possible debuts for Sam McLarty ($123.9k – DEF) and Brayden Sier ($123.9k – MID). Brodie Grundy has been named but will be “managed”.


The rookie cupboard is bare bones this week, only two decent rookies on the bubble in Taylin Duman and Tom Cole. With no fat and juicy downgrade rookies available if you’re downgrading this week it will depend on the role these guys will have in your team. Pay up for Cole if you will be playing him at D6. Duman is a better option on the bench because a) he is 46k less than Cole, and b) he will make some nice coin this week thanks to the 85 in his system. The 50 in week two is enough to make me nervous. Need I remind you of the Nick Coffield debacle?

If you can hold off this week a double downgrade scenario will present itself Ben Ronke, Charlie Spargo, Kobe Mutch, James Worpel and Nick Shipley confirmed second gamers this week. Flynn Appleby and Oscar McInerney are on extended benches.   

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

-65 – Taylin Duman*

-64 – Tom Cole*

-7 – Zac Bailey

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

JJK – 188

Matt Crouch – 182

Dusty – 182

Kruze – 176

Dayne Zorko – 172

Bryce Gibbs – 168

Sidebum – 166

Titch – 156

Patrick Dangerfield – 151

Note Dusty, Titch, and Danger all have high breakevens this week. Dusty and Titch will be available for under 600k next week and if Danger keeps going the way he is it won’t be long until he drops below this mark either. If you’re missing one of these guys think a few steps ahead about how you’ll pounce on them in the coming weeks.


There was a few on Twitter applauding themselves for holding Lachie Neale after his lean start to the year. He didn’t top 100SC for the first month, but over the past two games he has scored 100 and 151SC. At 523k and a breakeven of 45, he’s shed almost 76k from his starting price. With his proven ceiling, 16 of his 31 100+ scores for the past two seasons have been 120+, he’s someone that needs to be considered.

Stats wise; Lachie is still finding plenty of the ball. Averaging 31.3 a game (5th in the comp). His d.e%, however, is what is mainly holding him back. It currently sits at 68% whereas last year it was 78% (averaged 109SC). His only other stat to show significant decline has been his clearance stat (-1.5 compared to last year).

If you’re after a value round 14 bye player or not really giving a stuff about them this year, Lachie is a proven SuperCoach gun at bargain price.

Now it’s time for a new segment…

You know what really grinds my gears? This ‘state of the game’ debate and how we fix it. What’s to fix, AFL? YOU created this. YOU change the rules every freakin year to create a “better” product. The players are confused, the fans are confused, the umpires are confused, and the media pile it on. By limiting interchange caps the next athletic freak becomes the next big thing, who cares if he’s a natural footballer or not (probably a basketball background). The natural footballer’s get overlooked because they are too short, or too slow, or run funny and our game suffers because of your incompetence.

And that’s what really grinds my gears.


Strange week this week as Port v Eagles and Sydney v North are the only two games the feature clubs that are both in the top 8. I am still giving lots of money to my therapist trying to erase the mental scars of covering North games in the preseason, so let’s look at West Coast v Port.

As always, will kick things off with the guns and guru’s at Fantasy Insider and their ideal lineup for this game.

My take:

Bit pushed for time this week so I’ll give you the reasoning for my lineup. If you want some Lineup Cruncher goodness head over to the Fantasy Insider website and check ‘em out.

Nic Nat and Ryder will be the popular options for this clash, I’ll fade both and take Scotty Lycett for only $150 more than NN. He’s had a decent fortnight and does enough around the ground.

Tom Cole’s price is a little high for a third gamer but I don’t like any of the selections below him. JGov will do intercepting JGov things, he’s also in the Fantasy Insider ultimate lineup so that’s good enough for me.

I’ll stick with Amon and Boak in my mids, but I’m a sucker for Jack Redden. He’s had a pretty slow start to the year and I like to play the guy in form, he scored 124DS last week. Andrew Gaff is my favourite DS play, he gets so damn much cheap ball it’s ridiculous. He’s scored 120DS three times this year.

I had to save money somewhere so I’ve gone with the Jake’s. Jake Waterman might not be a massive ball winner but he also doesn’t do stupid things to give away points. Jake Neade is in a similar boat, fills up the box stats without giving away free kicks.

Sensing another tough week this week. Luck can quickly turn in this game. Best of luck for the week.

Twitter: SC_Kev7






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  1. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Tip teams with Murphy move him on really cant see him coming back in. Why sit there and make no coin 🤔

    • INPieman says:

      It's frustrating having him. But he provides a loop this week

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Was gonna be a good loop for my defence.
      But scratch that now as Mirra is out.

      • INPieman says:

        Know a few who are going sideways from Mirra to Cole. Not against it personally

    • Crowboy94 says:

      He will come back eventually! Very good pressure player which Is something Pyke likes

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        I could be wrong but l think its unlikely he comes back in.

    • Brady says:

      Did Murphy to duman personally. Only because I had 25 trades left and need someone to generate some cash (had murphy and mirra)

  2. Dawgonit says:

    Greene has to go so which is better:

    Hurley via DPP

    • Lazza says:

      Hurley has a lower BE … but McLean is cheaper .. either is a good option and you cant go wrong (IMO)… I guess the thing I'd consider is the lack of premo's performing up FWD … DEF has lots more options so if you bomb out by a few dollars getting Hurley later, there are good alternatives.

      I already have McLean … and Hurley is in my sights…

  3. Dodge says:

    VC-wise, should I go Danger or Titch?

    My blind faith in Danger hasn't really come up trumps yet so thinking maybe I need the safer option. Then again, Danger is due…

    • Ja191 says:

      gotta back danger I reckon, he's shown glimpses of exploding

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Same as last week for me

      Danger into gawn

      But Scotty do us all a favour ffs.
      Play danger in the [email protected]

      • Brim_Cat says:

        Crameri playing, should mean more time on ball for danger

        • INPieman says:

          Hope so Brim

          • Holty01 says:

            With Crameri in there should be no excuses not to play Danger in the guts. I think this will be a great indication if he does have a niggle or something troubling him.

  4. Simon says:

    What's going on with Parker? He has been shithouse besides round 1 with buddy in and out of the side. Thinking Parker to Merrett is a no brainer.

    • NoLanguage says:

      I have him too Simon. Gonna hold him, history suggests he burns in the second half of the year – could easily explode against North this week as well. Frustrating but be patient is my advice!

    • CJ84 says:

      I also started with him, i think Buddy/Reid out hurts him. Pretty sure he has spent more time forward during games since these guys are out. Swans have a few juicy games coming up – North, hawks, freo, lions, saints, blues.
      as far as i know he isn't carrying any niggles. i'm not trading he will repay the faith, good thing is he can go big

  5. SC_Kev7 says:

    Ahhhh, sorry about the whole posting my Draftstars lineup 4 times thing. I’ll fix that later

  6. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Kev u r a monty to win draftstars with that team. 4 times the fun. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙈" src=""&gt;

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Still still struggle to crack 800 Trig 😜

      • Da_Boysh says:

        Kev I assume you are using premium – it seems essential for this site yes? most decent content is blocked behind the pay wall

        • SC_Kev7 says:

          Yeah I am, Da_Boysh. I believe you can sign up with a free account and get basic number cruncher, which is the average of a players 5 most recent games. Premium includes other markers like opponent / ground history.

          If you can snag a free trial it’s worth it

  7. HamGrantagonist says:

    Any trade ideas? 510K bank

    DEF: Laird, Sicily, Ryan, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Naughton, Mirra)
    MID: Fyfe, Martin, Cripps, Treloar, Whitfield, Parker, Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Garlett)
    R: Nic Nat, Gawn (English)
    F: Gray, Heeney, Cameron, J.Thomas, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon (Henry, Keefe)

    Can go any combo of Premo MID/FWD/DEF

    At the moment I'm thinking Holman/Thomas out.- Macrae/Yeo in, which helps with loading up R12 bye players.

    Any other combos? I've looked at Macrae/Bont/Mitchell for mid inclusions, McLean as FWD PREMO and Hurley/Yeo/Howe are the defender premos i like

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      The way I see it. You have 2 mid spots left. They should be reserved for Danger and Mitchell, unless you plan on offloading Whitfield or Parker.

      If you plan on offloading Whitfield or Parker to get whichever one of Danger and Mitchell you don't bring in – bring in Macrae.

      If you plan on holding onto Whitfield and Parker, bring in a forward and a defender. I personally like Hurley and Yeo over Howe, so which ever one suits your bye structure the best, bring them in. Bring McLean in as a forward.

  8. Ayyy says:

    Alright guys. I have a big problem. I have Franklin and Greene in the forward line. Who gets the arse first?

  9. INPieman says:

    Zorko 430K with a BE of 172. Good Lord!

    • TheGreatBozza says:

      did anyone say M9?

      • INPieman says:

        That's an option to consider Boz. I went to the Pies Lions game last year. Buckley let Zorko run riot & Pies still won easily. Don't be surprised if it happens again

      • Blaknight says:

        I'm holding for this exact reason. He's already burnt lots of cash whats another $50k. LOL. I was trading him for Macrea but decided to keep him and upgrade a rookie to Selwood instead at the last minute. That payed off. WOOT. I just hope Zorko can ton up for me this week or even a high 90.

    • Lekdog says:

      Downgrade Tim Kelly to him next week

      • Marty says:

        Why would you go to Zorko when he is scoring poorly? Kelly is a keeper and one less player to worry about.

  10. Phil says:

    Who has more job security, Charlie Spargo or Malcolm Turnball?

    • INPieman says:

      Depends on the sort of bench you like. Malcolm's on the front bench & Charlies on the extended bench

  11. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Murray to Cole and Banfield to uber premo mid
    Or upgrade Murray to Sicily?

    • Holty01 says:

      Id paint the fence mate. Time to move both on.

    • Da_Boysh says:

      I am concerned about Cole's cash generation. if you need him on field thats the only reason i would consider him.. even then I think its worth getting Dunman

  12. KSinny says:

    Upgrading Banfiled this week and can afford anyone who should I get? Already got Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs and Zerrett.

  13. BrownlowBoy says:

    Heard a rumour that Dangerfield could be a late out. Not from any reliable source so could be just BS, but just make sure you have an emergency who is playing just incase it happens.

    • Da_Boysh says:

      i am pretty content leaving him out of my team this season.. unless he sets the world on fire around his bye

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        It's a long season. If you didn't have Dangerfield and your opponent did come finals time, I'd be concerned.

        • Da_Boysh says:

          i think that not having him is the POD because everyone will jump on, if I dont have him in finals it means I might have a better defence/forward line. He seems to have some sort of injury im just not convinced. its a coin flip for me

  14. Brim_Cat says:

    Oliver or mccrae, leave a spot for danger

    • KSinny says:

      Was thinking Oliver this week and Danger in 2

      • Da_Boysh says:

        personally i like Macrae, i like the POD, consistency and i like the bye – for me that bye is crucial

  15. Da_Boysh says:

    Is there a free trial for Fantasy Insider or a promo.. keen to try it but not at 40p/month

    • INPieman says:

      Is it $40 a month! I'd rather allocate that to 24 cold ones

      • Dildor says:

        Its just a compilation of free information anyway, you could sit down with those 24 cold ones and enjoy doing your own with the use of fanfooty and footywire. Ez.

    • Lekdog says:

      Hey mate, if you create a free account you get access to some of the tools. Premium gives you access to more advanced stuff. Have a go and let me know what you think. I have premium but interested to hear about the free experience!

  16. Sana says:

    Neale, Zerrett or Mclean community? Neale/Zerrett would be my 7th premo mid or Mclean my 5th premo fwd.

  17. Jimmy says:

    24 trades and $220k, going Murray to Duman and Greene to McLean, thoughts? Next week I’ll have around $425k to spend if I do these trades

    Defenders: laird yeo Sicily finlayson doedee Murray (naughton Murphy)

    Midfielders: Fyfe Martin Mitchell Cripps Coniglio Zorko Kelly Holman (Banfield Brayshaw Barry)

    Rucks: Martin Gawn (Cameron)

    Forwards: Heeney Greene Billings Christensen Fristch Guelfi (Henry Keefe)

  18. Corey says:

    How Many Trades Left Do You Have Community?

  19. John says:

    Dylan or Cole for sam Murray

  20. Jim_bob321 says:

    Need some help community..
    Should I be trading Walters?
    I currently have… buddy, gray, smith, Fritsch, Spargo (went Banfield down to spargo), Henry..
    Thinking Walters to Sicily but just need some clarification on the trade..
    Thanks community

    • Lazza says:

      I'm foolishly believing the reports Walters will only be a couple of weeks… so holding him… but I am trading Greene, and probably to Scillyflog

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Jimmy that is a pretty light fwd line.
      Relying on too rooks me thinks

      • Jim_bob321 says:

        Hence trading walters out to.. Sicily
        Tempted to go westhoff but with ryder in… anyways westhoff never got much time in the ruck.. dougal howard was the main ruck

  21. Chris_Judd says:

    Trading Greene to Sicily and Sam murray down to Cole, thoughts?

    • Lazza says:

      I like the move … but Cole is expensive .. …is Duman an option .. not sure which has better JS .. so Duman would be my choice as it lowers the exposure should either be left stranded on 3 games .. Duman has a better ROI outlook …and Taylin is a good name for a defender… 🙂

    • Patch says:

      Yeah I like it. Cole will score far more than Duman. If that spot will be onfield, go Cole. If it's just bench cover, go Duman

  22. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    cole or duman at d6?

    • Holty01 says:

      Im grabbing Cole for D7. He is more expensive but recon he will still make more

  23. Tyruddanaut says:

    Does anyone know when Sunday teams are released?

  24. Derek says:

    I'll be loopholing Z-Langdon tonight. If he doesn't do any good, i'll then have the painful decision of choosing between Crowden or Garlett for the onfield position. oh dear, i don't even want to think about it. yet.

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      Im in the same boat with Henry!

      • The Ranger says:

        How's Henry looking this morning Shake?

        • Shake_n_Bake says:

          well that does change my plans Ranger! Will leave Guelfi on hope hes not a late in!!
          Ill leave it till the last minute see how Naughton goes my emg if he spuds it Murray could become Yeo!

          • The Ranger says:

            You had Guelfi too eh? The SC Gods are smiling on ya Shake, get a lottery ticket today!

    • Russty_ says:

      Reckon ZGL will go ok tonight Derek, I'm loopholing Keefe, good to finally get some use out of him other than switching with Sicily, hope he goes big in his first game back..if he fails I can use Fritsch.
      I reckon I'd go Crowden if ZGL flops, remember Garlett's 5 disposal game.

  25. Defying_Madness says:

    Should I play Keefe over Henry?

  26. TheGreatBozza says:

    Anyone got some trade suggestions? I’m short of going Holman to a Heeney via DPP or a premo mid other than Gibbs or Zerrett

    $256k, 26 trades

    B – Laird, Savage, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee, Naughton (Murphy, Richards)
    M – Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Pendles, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Garlett, Higgins)
    R – Grundy, Gawn (Hayes)
    F – McClean, Billings, Sicily, Smith, Walters, English (Fritsch, Giles-Langdon)

    Leaning to holding Walters for now, but it’s tempting to love him on to Bont/Macrae

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Murray up to a defence premo

      • TheGreatBozza says:

        I’m ranked 1500 so I’m thinking I could go hard
        Murray > Hurley or Yeo? And hold Walters

        Could also go Murray > Howe (Collingwood bias), Walters > Heeney or premo mid sub $580k(Crouch, Oliver, Bont, Gibbs)

  27. min0008 says:

    Holman and Banfield to Dangerfield and Merrett/JPK or Holman/Banfield to Merrett/JPK and Crowden to McClean. Thoughts?

  28. BrownlowBoy says:

    Petracca named.

  29. BrownlowBoy says:

    Acres out.

  30. Rick says:

    25 Trades: 261K – Looking for your best trade advice, thanks
    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Bonner (Naughton, L Murphy)
    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Titch, Dusty, Cogs, Kelly, Finalyson, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)
    RUC: Gawn NicNat (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney, Petracca, D Smith, Billings, Christensen, Henry (Fritsch, Guelfi)

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Rick. I would look at Bonner straight to Sicily and perhaps Murray to Duman to raise cash. Next week perhaps Christensen straight up to McLean. Cheers.

  31. Defying_Madness says:

    Fritsch and Higgins are playing. Many people just let out sighs of relief.

  32. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Better job security out of Spargo/Mutch/Worpel don't think I've left any rookie MIDS out. Need to choose one this week, who do I choose.

    • Pod says:

      Worpel – i am a hawks fan and he has composure and played a excellent game on the weekend and great at tackling wont be dropped for a while. Ready Made also

      • Pod says:

        Mutch has competition as Essendon and Spargo will get dropped when the likes of Petracca, Viney, McDonald, Salem and Hogan all play

  33. Dan says:

    Neale this week or Crouch next week community?

  34. Lazza says:

    Petracca playing ,, ifa nyone cares …

  35. Joe_T says:

    Which combo scores more this week?

    Naughton + Stephenson + JPK (wary of potential Ben Jacobs tag)
    Sam Murray + T Cole + McLean

  36. Crowboy94 says:

    Geez I hope Zorko turns it around! Will be such a good player to bring in with his price.

    • Lazza says:

      If he does I will sh1t purple bricks

    • Russty_ says:

      Needs to deal with taggers before he turns anything around, maybe he needs to be hypnotized or something lol

  37. Lock n Load says:

    is it worth trading JPK (will be M8) in which allows me to do another upgrade in future without using two trades or should i just bite the bullet and get macrae in?

    • Lock n Load says:

      Mids are Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly, JPK/Macrae

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Go with Macrea. Friendly bye, and in superb consistent form. JPK getting on a bit and likely to be less consistent.

    • Soothsayer says:

      And a potential Jacobs tag this week

  38. sc tragic says:

    Cotchin late out, saw it in H/S didn't read article tho so no details.

  39. hedski says:

    ZGL or Henry on field tonight community?
    The other one will be looped with Fritsch.
    Leaning towards fielding ZGL…..

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I am going Henry onfield Hedski. Home game for the cats and ZGL still a bit iffy with all his little injury niggles.

      • hedski says:

        ZGL looked good before half time last week, but that was against Brissy.
        Butting heads with you for the first time this year in "Up there Cazaly" this week (I think its that league) TH, good luck mate.
        Go cattas.

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Should be another tough slugfest as always mate. Good luck and go cats!

        • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

          Who did u end up starting with Hedski?

          • hedski says:

            ZGL on field Shake, looped Henry tho so might lose 30 points depending how Fritsch goes.

  40. BadgerHoney7 says:

    You would think Dumans job security is all right now, Johnson comes in for one week, gets managed the next.

    • seen_burns says:

      Yeah I'm getting Duman, think Ross is backing him in and will play him.

      • Russty_ says:

        Hes over 190cm and playing centre half back, could be the changing of the guard with Johnson time.

  41. Field of Dreams says:

    is Hogan gonna play? if yes I will upgrade a rookie to J McRae or I Heeney…if not can pick up someone even better.

  42. BrownlowBoy says:

    Charlie Constable warming up for Geelong. Danger late out?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      You are making me nervous, very nervous…..Dangerfield a late out would throw some serious cats amongst the pidgeons.

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        I have have him and both my opponents in my cash leagues don't, if he plays and goes huge it'd be a massive advantage. Please tell me this isn't the case BB

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          I think the emergency warms up with the main group every game? Hoping this is the case. They could even play on dropping a tall for a small considering the conditions? I'm praying Danger is not out.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Maybe Menegola will be the late out if we are lucky

  43. Field of Dreams says:

    If Hogan plays I can go banfield to macrae….otherwise its Hogan to Heeney…need help community!

  44. Alby says:

    What to do with Billings?

  45. Da_Boysh says:

    Whats everyone thoughts on whether Murphy will play i want to use him for captain loophole…

  46. Evo says:

    Thinking just the 1 trade this week. Either Bonner to Hurley or Holman to Cripps/Neale. Chopping and changing between these options.

    Any help much appreciated!

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Holman to Cripps looks very tasty. That would be what I would be doing. You could go Bonner to Hurley first mind you as Holman still has a BE of 35 whilst Bonner sits at 70 and then go after Cripps next week. Good luck mate!

      • Evo says:

        Thanks mate, alternatively could go Banfield to Cripps. Only concern with Bonner to Hurley is that Hurley BE is 99 and Cripps is 49 so would probably lose some cash waitin for Cripps.

        I think Cripps is the way to go

        • Rick Grimes says:

          Holman trade I'd say. I'm holding Bonner to see how he goes with Pittard back. It's last chance saloon. Holman is still on my bench and he'll stay there as i can't trust the bugger not to throw in a 35. He may have cash to make but it's questionable.

  47. blueboy says:

    Cole D6 and Bont, or Duman D6 and Macrae?

  48. TommyC99 says:

    Which option pls guys?
    1. Field Naughton and loop Henry and fristch
    2. Field Henry and Fristch, and bench Naughton

    • Marcus says:

      Option 1, gives you a loop option and Naughton should outscore Henry anyway

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Yep option one. Naughton is building week on week. Looks a decent prospect.

  49. Josh says:

    Should I trade Murray to a def premo or fwd premo (by dpp)?
    $305k in the bank
    Def: Laird, Savage, Hibberd
    Fwd: Heeney, Mclean, Billings, Walters

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Josh, I'd trade Murray and Walters..Howe is cheap this week.

      • Josh says:

        Looking to hold Walters given there aren't many fwd premo options.
        Would you bring in Howe over Hurley/Simpson?
        Aside from last week's 149 he's only tonned up once

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hurley for me.

        • Russty_ says:

          I guess if you can afford it, get the best you can, Yeo maybe also..I was gonna get Yeo this week but Howe was a nice price for me and I reckon Pies are going ok and will get better too.
          I like Howe's pod-ness also.

  50. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Danger playing folks!!

  51. Peter Gazer says:

    Who should i trade out of garlett BE 34 – holman BE 35 – banfield BE 41 ?

  52. Daniel says:

    Who should I trade out this week between zgl and henry? Doing do allows petracca to be back in my fwd line instead of the mid bench as I'm bringing in Danger this week

    • Pod says:

      zgl is injury prone and alot of players missing from the giants lineup so wont get to many games but has a lower be of negative 28
      Henry has very good job security and consistant but end of his rookie life has a be of 27 so wont make to much cash but you will make more by downgrading him
      Final verdict = TRADE J.HENRY

    • Lazza says:

      Think about holding off on Danger till he bottoms out. Though You only have 30 mins t make up your mind.

  53. Rick Grimes says:

    Think I'll trade Walters. Lots holding him hoping for 2-3 weeks. My experience/luck, sees these things drag out for twice that and rucks my nutsack to all heck.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Rick..Walter's past injuries have always dragged on for ages longer than first predicted.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      And that knee he did was already strapped. Looks like this could drag out badly. I would trade him out if I had him.

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      What is this "rucking of the nutsack" you speak of?

      Does it hurt?

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Nut ruck (verb). To have ones testes raked by a studded boot. Refer Buck Shelford, All Black legend:

        In just his second rugby test against France in 1986, in a match known as the Battle of Nantes, Shelford got caught at the bottom of a ruck after 20 minutes and had his scrotum ripped open, exposing his testicles.

  54. Mr.Brightside says:

    I'm trading Greene out but can't decide between – Menegola, Gray, McLean ? I have already – Heeney,Smith,Tracca,Billings

  55. JugHead says:

    Pasted from another thread..
    Gaff as a POD anyone?
    Scores this year of 92, 103, 123, 103, 128, 103. Not a stratospheric ceiling, but not bad either.
    Priced at 552k, a little expensive for my taste, but if his price drops at some point I'll be jumping on him as a potential M8. Started the season at 512k. Should be in the general discussion of midfield PODs IMO.
    Here's what I like about him:
    1.5% ownership.
    Hardly misses a game.
    Priddis and Mitchell are not there to take points off him anymore.
    NicNat is back.
    Has 150+ games under his belt now and is in his football prime.
    Has a successful team around him.

    • Pod says:

      And Shuey is the one who cops and will cop the tag before graff
      I like this pick

    • seen_burns says:

      I don't mind it, but think he'll avg about 105 which is not to bad

    • Russty_ says:

      He's probably the poddiest pod in the whole comp Jughead, 5 tons out of 6 is pretty darned good.
      With an av of 108.7 can't see why he wouldn't be a keeper either, and as you said, Eagles are looking good this year.

    • Patch says:

      I brought this up on the podcast this week, really like him as a sneaky pod. Probably won't go there myself but as you mentioned should really be in the discussion.

  56. TOPHAWK1 says:

    I am nervously staring at my side. I want to trade in Sicily into my backine. Only problem is that if I trade in Duman for Murphy and then trade out Murray for Sicily I fall about 6K short. My only option is to target Finlayson and cull him first. But I want Finlayson around for another week or two. I can trade out Holman (DPP) and Murray and get Duman and Sicily that way. But then Finlayson will be on my bench as T Kelly sits at M8. No loophole option. Or should I just trade out Christensen up front and line Sicily up forward. Which option is best?

    • Adam says:

      Sicily up fwd for Bundy.

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      Goodbye Allen. 👋

      • JugHead says:

        Agree. Stick a fork in Christensen. Will he finish top 6 fwds? Probably not. Does he have a lot more cash to make? Probably not.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Hawks…I'd punt Bundy for the Flog, Bundy's last 2 weeks have been shite and he was very lucky to get 74 points last week.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I think the last 5 comments are pretty overwhelming. Christensen has to be put in the paddock to graze. I kknow Sicily is a risk because of his anger management issues, but he is an absolute gun. If he can stay out of trouble for just 6 weeks, it would go a long way to justifying his pick as he will also be priced at $550K compared to his current bargain price tag of $448K. Come on Sic, be a good boy for a while!

        • Russty_ says:

          If he doesn't pull his dumb hot head in from now on Hawk, he truly is a lost cause, there'll be a lot of pressure on him now to not let the Team down.

          • BloodyFranklin says:

            Poor James has a terribly unfortunate head. Almost looks like he tried to fuuck a train with it.

        • Derek says:

          I’m starting to think Sicily is a good idea…….

          But then I ask. Is he a top 8 defender?

          • Russty_ says:

            If he can reign in the floggy tendencies and continues to be loose man in defence Derek, can't see why not.

          • Jeff says:

            He's probably a top 8 attacker

    • Unagi Don says:

      Christensen to Sicily for sure. Then can swing Sicily next week if you cash in a cow and bring in a FWD.

  57. Sausey says:

    Is Mirra any chance of a late in tomorrow?

    • Derek says:

      I doubt it. Don’t think any hawks were under an injury cloud.

      • lachy says:

        not unless sicily has a brain snap tomorrow morning and king hits clarko in the rooms and get's taken down to the richmond police station for questioning… dont write this off though!

  58. cashcows says:

    Murray + Holman > Oliver + duman/keeffe?

    • Russty_ says:

      Duman mate, Keefe could be a massive dud, can't go on a rook without seeing them play. He's not really a rook though, been around for 6 years or so but he may as well be this year.

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      Got Cripps?

      If no… get Cripps.

      If yes… No.

  59. DukeCambridge says:

    Holman and Murray out, Cole and Danger in. Perhaps a week early but I have a good feeling about Danger tonight. Just like I had when I started with Zorko Round 1!

  60. KKP says:

    Thoughts on Christensen trade to Mclean or Sicily?
    Advice appreciated community

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      Sausagehead Sicily.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hell yes KKP, either or

    • Pman says:

      Looking at the same trade and definitely leaning towards Sicily who is an A Grade Flog but he owes his club and you would reckon he will pull his head in and let his footy do the talking. He is dirt cheap, scan 100 + every week and DPP is useful too so that will do me.

  61. Crowboy94 says:

    If anyone wants to know any details or updates during tonight's game let me know. I'm at the game!

  62. John says:

    Witherden + Macrae or Simpson + Oliver/Crouch?

  63. N_Leopardi says:

    Finlayson to oliver or banfield to merret. Oliver top 6 mid and bottomed. Merret value but got trust issues

    • John says:

      Banfield to Merrett. Finlayson still got money to make. If you can afford it, Selwood and Neale look good value.

  64. SC_Donkey says:

    Brought Finlayson and English in the slaughter house this week, felt so good to finally start culling the cows. Still have Doedee, Murray, TKelly, Holman, Naughton, Banfield and Garlett fattening up and ZGL is going along nicely too. Plenty of cash there that's almost bursting out and so many rookies to choose from that will be on the bubble in the coming weeks.

  65. Stupid Coach says:

    Thoughts on:
    1) Murray to Durnam and Garlett or Henry to Sicily
    2) Murray to Durnam and Zorko to Cripps
    3) VC – Danger or Titch
    4) Which two on the field out of Murray, Doedee, Finlayson and Naughton.

    Thanks Community.

  66. lachy says:

    option 1 or 2?

    1: Banfield to merrett/selewood/bont
    2: Bonner to simpson/yeo/hurley

    a suggestion of which player in the option you decide would be appreciated too

    • John says:

      If you have to field Banfield or Holman, I’d probably go him to Merrett. Selwood and Neale also good options so your choice. Simpson will be almost 500k soon so pounce on him then.

    • seen_burns says:

      2. All good options, prefer Hurley or Yeo, Simpson to up and down.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I would trade Banfield to Zerrett or Selwood, probably Zerrett. The defensive premiums won't average as much and they are due to go down sooner or later

      • dale says:

        i really like selwood! but does have history of dropping to below 500k at times in seasons

  67. dale says:

    12 min to decide if i go holman to selewood…
    he seems great value.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Not Holman, surely you have someone else

      • dale says:

        banfield? selwood is a solid POD and will go 110+ by seasons end. pure midfielder in geelongs engine room unlike danger & gablett
        i think i am talking my self into it haha

  68. Tyruddanaut says:

    Time to do my try at Sliding Doors

    If… Charlie Spargo gets traded in more than 10,000 times after one game
    Then… He will have 90% ownership when he's on the bubble.

  69. StevoRivo says:

    Decided to trade Banfield & Coffield to Zerett & Duman. Leaves me with $140k to bring in Crouch next week or 2 & complete the mid premos before the byes.

  70. Krups says:

    Reckon Danger could get out of first gear. Gezz looks stuffed.

    • Russty_ says:

      He'll be right Krupps, on 24 now, still 4 mins to go, in the first Quarter.

      • Defying_Madness says:

        I reckon he doesnt deserve anything close to 24 from what I have seen in the game

    • Crowboy94 says:

      I'm at the game mate. He looks unfit. Can see why he hasn't been good this year. Work rate and speed is down big

  71. Crowboy94 says:

    Danger not going to score well today guys. Can see why he has not been great this year. Work rate is down and looks unfit… doesn't have that speed he had last year either

    • JugHead says:

      Took the VC off him at the last minute.Glad I did so far……..

  72. Holty01 says:

    I know its only early days but decided to put Langdon on field over Henry. Shame i couldnt loophole them as it looks i might have made the wrong choice

  73. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Aaaaaaahhhhh. Henry on field. He very good boy first quataaaa. Welcome!

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I fielded Keefe instead after 3 weeks of 40-50 scores from Henry

    • hedski says:

      Should have listened to you Toppa, ZGL on field, hopefully he snags a couple and gets up to 70 odd (and cats still win), looping Henry tho so can still take him too.

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Have him loopholed. Keep going, son!

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      Any spare seats on this bandwagon!?

      I'm coming aboard!

  74. Defying_Madness says:

    Coniglio please give me more. Brought him in a couple weeks ago and not too happy so far

  75. JugHead says:

    Looks like T Kelly is still fattening up. When the day comes Im gunna send him to the slaughterhouse in a stretch limo.

  76. hedski says:

    Been said every week, but how GOOD is TK?

  77. Rick Grimes says:

    Gee Kelly is a beaut. Reckon he'll stay in my team as long as he wants.

    • Holty01 says:

      Derek must be in tears right now. Traded Kelly for Danger last week. Who would have thought

      • Russty_ says:

        At least his midfield is complete, Danger will get it together, most guys still have problems on all lines still, he can focus on fwd and back now, and Lycett is doing ok.

        • Whatyasmokin says:

          Jumping the gun on rookies though is a controversial move.

          • Russty_ says:

            Kelly is the last bloke I would trade out this year , but he had his reasons I guess.

        • BVB21 says:

          Danger needs to be rested for a few weeks to get right

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      He has given them something.
      They r just a better team with him in it.
      There is the ball better go and get it.
      A wee rippa.
      M8 maate.

    • Russty_ says:

      Would you trade Kelly out to get Carl back Rick?…cause you couldn't protect him mate, and now he's one eyed, and dead 🙂
      Make sure you torture Negan next season for 12 episodes before you kill him.

      • Rick Grimes says:

        As much as I loved Caarrrrrrl, I'd take Kelly any day of the week. But Negan…bigger flog than Sicily. I can wait to unload my never ending supply of bullets on that jerk!

  78. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    I think you can afford to keep Kelly at m8 if he keeps on tonning up unless you don't feel you have enough 'uber' premos in the mid. I was thinking of trading him to crouch when his price drops but I reckon I'll just hold

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I think he'll tire toward the end of the season, but until then he can stay at m8

  79. Jack says:

    Which 2 of Holman Barry Coffield Spargo do I field?

  80. Whatyasmokin says:

    Haha the Geelong fans booing are hilarious. Every team has biased fans though.

    I reckon the umpiring has been good in regards to frees.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Yeah same it has been very good

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Mate the umpiring has been terrible!!

      • HumanBob says:

        Nah it's a few of the rules that are terrible Crowboy.
        I hoping Gibbs gives Cripps a lesson tomorrow night and pumps out another 200+

        • Whatyasmokin says:

          Spot on, technically hands in the back was there I haven't watched every minute of the game admittedly but the few frees I've seen and holding the balls were correct.

          • HumanBob says:

            A lot in the second half have been genuinely terrible though whatya

  81. Finnius says:

    Do something Danger you spud

    • DukeCambridge says:

      Brought him in tonight, should of waited until he was $400k!

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Like I have said he is either carrying an injury or unfit. Isn't playing on the ball much. Sitting behind the play a lot

      • Russty_ says:

        Maybe he's just getting old Crowboy.

        • Crowboy94 says:

          Nah he just doesn't look fit.. comes off the ground a lot also..

      • HumanBob says:

        So much strapping on his calves that standard socks couldn't stretch over them. I t looks like he's only an 'extra effort' when fatigued from a 4-week calf strain. Apparently it's been touch-n-go since round 1

  82. BrownlowBoy says:

    Tim Kelly is so good.

  83. JugHead says:

    Wish I followed my owm advice and broight in Jelwood with Danger out of sorts……..

    • hedski says:

      I got Jelwood in this week Jugs, wish I hadn't pussied out and put the vc on him instead of Danger!

  84. Tyruddanaut says:

    Danger has taken the quality of Kanye’s new song and turned it into a footy game
    “Poopy-di scoop
    Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop” X3

  85. Steeeve says:

    Should have VCd Henry and put Danger on the bench, not the other way round

  86. Steeeve says:

    Had planned to bring in my final two midfield premos week after next but not sure I can handle having Kelly on the bench

  87. Defying_Madness says:

    Keefe ruining my week before it begins

  88. Crisbee says:

    Is Neale a great big trap? Highest average the year Fyfe broke his leg and last year Fyfe had broken ribs half the year

  89. Rick Grimes says:

    Danger gonna be $500k soon. Still not sure if buy him tho. Something ain't right with thed great man.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Yeah he looks injured. I'm at the game and he is behind the play a lot and isn't getting in under the packs..

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      I'll bring him in after his bye and I reckon 550K would be optimistic.

  90. Russty_ says:

    Danger needs to get 85 points in the second half for me to not be really thinking about trading him out!

    • HumanBob says:

      Offload him Russty cut you losses now and get him back after his bye for 450k

  91. BadgerHoney7 says:

    "Danger will go huge Friday night underlights"
    *35 at the half*

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Gotta admit, I was one who thought he’d go big. Brought him in last week. Definitely looking like I have paid way overs. I blame Scott. He certainly made it sound that Danger wasn’t right the first few weeks, but he was now. Maybe I just heard what I wanted to hear.
      Either way, it’s painful.

      To top it off Guelfi was the other part of last week’s trade, and he’s dropped this week.

      • Russty_ says:

        Key Keen, if you didn't pay 749 for him, like I did,you're doing ok mate haha

  92. Andy says:

    Danger to Zerrett?

  93. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Happy as I loopholed Henry – Kelly, Shaw and Finlayson I am happy with

  94. Russty_ says:

    It's official, at least at half time anyway…Keefe is shit.
    Half time official shit.

  95. BrownlowBoy says:

    Everyone saying Danger spudding… Coniglio also joining him.

  96. BloodyFranklin says:

    Bruce McAvaney has a snood.

  97. Ahmad rubas says:

    who should i play cole or murray?

  98. hedski says:

    I have Kelly M8, think I'll upgrade Holman and leave Kelly M9 looper the way he's going.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Too much cash for me to be leaving on the bench. Looking at my team I am looking like I might struggle with cash.

      • hedski says:

        Was thinking similar DM, but Henry might make us some nice kanga now.

  99. Defying_Madness says:

    I feel bad for this poor auskicker who says his favourite player is Billings. Probably holding opposite feelings to this kid

  100. Crisbee says:

    Is Neale a great big trap? Highest average the year Fyfe broke his leg and last year Fyfe had broken ribs half the year

  101. BloodyFranklin says:

    Geelong's youngsters putting Ablett and Danger out of jobs.

  102. BrownlowBoy says:

    And this is why Danger can play forward.

  103. Goat says:

    Danger will be a mid/fwd in SC next year. Destined to be my M9 I think.

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Haha mate he is not fit and not in form. If 102 is his worst I will take that. He will go bang eventually

  104. Russty_ says:

    Apart from Danger being a spud for us tonight who have him, how crap have they made the Giants look tonight?…Cats could go all the way this year. This should be a close game really.

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      GWS aren't looking like the strong team they have been of recent times.

      Sloppy jalopy.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Ive seen good teams get schooled by Geelong at home though, and they are missing some players.

      Big wake up call for them though.

  105. Russty_ says:

    Danger on 68 as of now, could still ton up maybe?

  106. BrownlowBoy says:

    If you watch that Danger vs Shaw contest. You can't tell me Danger is hurt. Didn't take a short step and looked like running over Shaw.

  107. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Henry on the pine for ZGL, at least he's making some good cash, ripper of an intercept mark

  108. Russty_ says:

    Pretty easy call to FK Finlayson off next week I reckon if he spuds it again tonight…onwards and upwards!

  109. Rick Grimes says:

    Cogs fricking killing me. Only got the plonker in last week and back to back shizolas.

    • HumanBob says:

      29% de FFS!

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I could have gotten Cripps for the same price 2 weeks ago haha

    • BloodyFranklin says:

      "Only got the plonker in last week and back to back shizolas."

      Fuuckin lol! 🤣 That's the best thing I've read in ages. I haven't heard anyone use plonker in years and I just added shizolas to my vocabulary! 🧐

      Cheers Rick.


    • Steeeve says:

      He found plenty of the pill but had no time with it and couldn't make an impact up forward.

  110. DavidSA says:

    Ok Infinity War is 9/10 not perfect but holy shit

  111. DavidSA says:

    Was stressing on which rooks to trade out this round Fin and Fog not hurting my move

  112. Finnius says:

    far outtt why did I not start Henry after 3 weeks of backing him. bloke is gunning for 120

    • StevoRivo says:

      Same here Finnius. I went with Langdon as E. At least Henry’s making more cash now.

    • Westy says:

      I had no choice but to start Henry as my fwds have been decimated. Shame!

  113. Russty_ says:

    Kelly ton, Henry ton, Danger almost a ton…good stuff if you loopholed Henry guys.
    6 mins to go in the last.

  114. Help me says:

    In the kast 5 minutes touhy has had 2 marks 3 kicks 1 handball and a contested possession for 6 sc points
    I know it's jubj time but danger has had similar and gone +15

  115. HumanBob says:

    Anybody that has Danger but not Kelly should do the swap this week

  116. Rick Grimes says:

    So who do I bench for Henry's score? Higgins, Fritz or Billings?

  117. Richie Porte says:

    Cole or Duman

  118. JohnDJ59 says:

    Is Tracca a defiant starter on Sunday, or does he still have to get through a fitness test

    • Russty_ says:

      I believe Petracca and Hogan still have to pass tests John, if they fail, i'm stuffed.

  119. Jim says:

    Have Langdon on the field with Henry and Finlayson on the bench as emergencies, is it worth giving up Finlaysons score to have a punt on Waterman and Fritsch? I've got Walters and Guelfi in the Mids/Fwd so loopholes are no problem.

  120. DavidSA says:

    Kelly going to be at 475k peak selling point the rate he is going.

    • Derek says:

      Kelly is very good. Like most first year players they will start to tire, but he is very good

  121. Crowboy94 says:

    Danger did bloody well to get 100!! Ripper second half. Still didn't look 100 percent though

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Don't think I want him in my team, might look at other players instead for an upgrade

  122. Russty_ says:

    Danger Tons up!…still worth keeping maybe?…haha

    • DavidSA says:

      Who needs to come back to get him out of the fwd line?

      Menzel is that it?

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah Menzel's knees are made out of chalk, mixed with dust.

      • Crowboy94 says:

        He is playing more fwd because he is unfit

        • DavidSA says:

          Hope that's all it is

          • Crowboy94 says:

            Did you watch the game? He looked tired after every ball get etc… showed only glimpses of his best and still got 102

            • DavidSA says:

              No I only saw the last 15 mins of the game. Was out at the movies watched Infinity War

              • Russty_ says:

                108 actually and i robbed your house while you were at the movies mate, hope it was a good movie 🙂

                • DavidSA says:

                  Haha you still left 11 west ends from two 6 packs in the fridge bro 😂 It's ok I understand.
                  Yup was a great movie, wish I could talk a bit about it but no spoilers. I will say this though it's refreshing that the protagonists has a deep and real motive

                  • AuroraBorealis?! says:

                    Yeah i liked that Thanos wasn't a typical "blow up the universe" type villain, he genuinely believed that what he was doing was for the greater good.

  123. Doc says:

    Can't believe I'm asking this but do I loophole Henry with Billings or Fritsch?

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Gotta back Billings. He can't go any worse….surely.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Back in the guy with the higher average, dont judge with cognitive bias.

  124. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Kelly and Henry – thanku very much, Danger – pls come good, Shaw – solid, Finlayson – why would you put him forward even if he did kick 2

    • Derek says:

      Shaw was good. Had two horrible turnover kicks that cost him about 20 pts. Would have got to 100

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        Yeah saw both of those – was on 56 at half so I'm happy with that.

  125. Steeeve says:

    Thanks Guelfi. Will happily loophole Henry's score!

    Kelly will only be my m9 in a couple of weeks (will trade him out the week of the Cats bye). But boy I'll be confident in him if any of my 8 keepers are out.

  126. HumanBob says:

    Should I take Finlaysons 65 or back Ed 'the match' Richards against the suns?
    Richards best 2 are 81 against the bombers and 67 against the swans in those games he had 5 cuddles, he had 68 against blyes last week with 1 cuddle.
    Or I could trade Richards (be 41) for Sicily instead of trading Guelfi for Sicily

  127. PeteB says:

    Is Danger a must have ? Didn’t get him at the start of the year because of his ridiculous high starting price. Getting the feeling he may be a bit meh for the rest of the year. Ok as M8 if he gets cheap enough I guess…

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Wait and see how cheap he gets. Doesn't look 100% and while he sits forward, he's no sure thing. Crazy as it seems, others a priority over him.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Not even close to a must have at present

      • Phil says:

        Not even close? Isn't he averaging around 110? How much would you expect from a M8? His upside is enormous

    • Marty says:

      The worry with picking up Danger at present is Scott will rest him for a few weeks. Can even envisage Scott resting him for a week either side of the bye. Danger in name and in what could happen to him. Perhaps he should be the new robot in Lost in Space. Danger! Danger!

  128. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Spargo or Fritsch??

    • KSinny says:

      I know which one????

    • Phil says:

      Easily Fritsch for me. He has given us consistent 60's win or lose. Spargo may have given us a good score but it was in abig win and Fritsch scored more

  129. Locked and Loaded says:

    Duman or Cole??
    McLean or Robbie Gray??

    Cheers fellas

    • Jeff says:

      Duman cause he's cheaper and I think their output will be about the same.

      And I'd go McLean this week and look at getting in Robbie Gray after his bye

    • DavidC says:

      Cole if on the field, Duman if on the bench. Cole better JS, better bye, better scoring, more expensive.

  130. Jeff says:

    I'm still holding Murphy, O'Connor and Venables but i have used 7 trades so far (none this week). Which ones should I move on/hold?

  131. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Well done young henry.
    Brilliant job.
    Ive run out of superlatives for kelly. Gun.
    Plan was put the E on henry if he scored around 60
    Trade walters to sicily.
    Job done.
    But then henry blasts it out of the park so need to keep walters to loop henrys score

    So to bring in sicily at the other end who to trade?
    Thinking Murray. Naughton going ok lately and has a bit more moo to give.
    Whoever i keep.will be d6 for the mo.

    • Phil says:

      Tough one, I'd probably keep Murray if he's D6. Points more valuable vthan a little coin

    • Marty says:

      Murray. Naughton's BE only 27

    • Holty01 says:

      Got u this week trig. Just from 1 game i think ill be pushing s..t uphill. So to give my self a chance, id say ignore Henrys score and just swap walters with Sicily…………☺
      But seriously, trade Murray. Naughton lower b/e and has looked ok the last few weeks

  132. Pod says:

    Who to field to get Henrys score Higgins vs FREO or Fritch vs STK. Thanks community. Hopefully a good start for everyone this round

  133. Locked and Loaded says:

    A bit of mathematics tells me I can do this trade.

    Coffield –> Howe
    Christensen –> Mclean

    Go with it??

  134. Borko says:

    Aside from being a complete flog, is there any other reason I shouldnt pick Sicily (over Witherden) for my first defensive upgrade? Unfortunately, it's hard to think of one … DPP, $50k cheaper, good scoring potential, looks a top 8 def OR fwd. I like Witherdens R13 bye but may be clutching at straws.

  135. Smart Phone Dumb Man says:

    Anyone smart enough to figure out Dangerfield's price for next week and his new break even?

    • PeteB says:

      $631k and 156 according to

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      622K guesstimate.

    • Marty says:

      When Oliver will be around $550k and Crouch $520ish next week, is a 70% fit Danger better to come into your side? A few decisions to be made next week.

  136. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Happy so far l started Selwood from rd 1

    • hedski says:

      Happy I traded him in for Banfield this week Shake.

    • Brim_Cat says:

      Good work guys! Of coarse this is the 1 season i don't start with him! Looks a good POD!

  137. TBone_9 says:

    Deciding whether or not to keep Holman as m8 before trading him next week to a bottomed out Oliver. If I trade him this week I can either

    1. Bring in Cripps, Oliver or Macrae. Can afford anyone one of them

    2. Bring in Oliver a week early even though he should go down in price a bit more

    3. Swing Heeney into midfield and bring in R. Gray before his price skyrockets any more. Would make sure to bring Heeney back up forward by R10 to cover Gray’s bye

    Any thoughts guys?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Oliver or cripps. Robbie after his bye its not far off now.

  138. hedski says:

    472 from my 4 cats.
    168 from my 3 giants.
    You suck giants. Go cats.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      VC on Danger this week,
      Scored over 100 but still got showed up by the rest

      • hedski says:

        Yeah same Ty, gotta pick between Titch and Gawn now, probs Gawn is in form.

  139. Brim_Cat says:

    Very happy with my cats. Young henry has bought himself another couple weeks in the team (best loophole decision this season). To those questioning danger he missed all preseason, he's just working himself into full fitness, will be a bargain in a few weeks for those that don't have him!

  140. Brim_Cat says:

    Anyone have any news on petracca? Whats are his chances of playing?!

  141. lachy says:

    Bonner to:
    A) Hurley
    B) Cripps/Merrett (via swinging Sicily back & spargo fwd)

    • Locked and Loaded says:

      Thats a tough one… Cripps is on fire and Merrett is a bargain, persoanlly I'd go Cripps out of the two. Depends on your structure though i'd be looking at the one trade instead of moving on Sparho early

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      If both are gonna end up in your team get cripps now, 46 be vs merrett 75. Hes also on fire and could go over that be by a hundred points lifting his cost significantly.

      I dont go early on rookies myself but hey.

      • lachy says:

        Don’t really want both whatya I really want one and crouch in a couple weeks!!

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I go for a bargain over a responsibly priced player

    • Harv says:

      Don’t go early on spargo to get Cripps. Just get Hurley look at spargo next week if named

  142. Ahmad rubas says:

    how much is titch price going to drop if he scores exactly 100? original plan was to bring him in next week for holman because this week im 20k short but after a holman rise and titch drop i should be able to afford it. but i could also trade out christensen and bring in titch via higgins dpp a week early. i want to get titch next week at a lower price but it seems like next week will be a good week to double downgrade. what would you do if you were in my position?

    • Phil says:

      I'd get Titch now 100% Ahmad.
      1. The points you could potentially lose out on, is more important than a little cash gained.
      2. Essendon don't really tag, he could easily hut his breakeven and some.
      3. Attractive rookies on offer next week as you mentioned.

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        Yeah I think I will bring him in this week and stick the C on him ahead of Gawn after danger VC. Mitchell cash lost this week could be alright cause Christensen likely to lose cash as well and with the rookies available next week cash will be gained through a double downgrade if necessary

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        I have one last concert but I'm not sure if this is a big deal but both def/mid rookies are in my defence and both mid/fwd rookies are in my forward line so I can't do any swinging atm is this a non concern considering the midfield rookies I have to cull or is this something I should be concerned about?

        • Phil says:

          Not a concern, it will be handy to have in the byes and even late in the season, but not something to worry about.

          I actually don't like seeing Finlayson in the midfield in some teams because I think you either take advantage of his points or cash him in.
          As for the M/F, you should have plenty of mid rookies starting to hit their price (Holman, Banfield, Brayshaw etc) and there are plenty of M/F rookies coming in the next few weeks to trade into.

          • Ahmad rubas says:

            ok thanks for the advice ive just pulled the trigger on the christensen to titch trade. next player i need is dusty but i will wait until round 9 to bring him in because he has to face the jacobs tag in round 8

  143. StevoRivo says:

    Fell into the Danger VC trap like many. Also lost 60 points sitting Henry on the pine, putting the E on Langdon while Cogs spuds it up with worst score for the season. Risk-Reward opportunity lost. I guess I’m not the only one?

    • Deckcrow says:

      Oh Stevo……you are the only one. Oh well there's always next week

  144. Tyruddanaut says:

    A few things….

    How dominant is TK!? I’d say he’s AA team of 40 at the moment.

    Jack Henry is out of the blue! I’m glad Rozza Lobb is out this week, otherwise I would miss out on that score.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      TK best rookie since Barlow. Will appreciate to $500K+. Now that is what I call a cash cow. Had Henry on field last night for the first time and that was bloody handy!

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Steven Wells is a genius.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        If he is the head of recruitment at Geelong, he is indeed a genius. Worth his weight in gold!

      • Valens_FC says:

        He bloody gun. Every year rabbit out of the hat…. TK running around with Blicavs, Stewart and Menegola last night who he also plucked from nowhere.

    • Multi_ says:

      Was it the Duck that said he is more important to the team than Ablett.

    • The Ranger says:

      Stewart would be AA too Ty. Does his job every week.

  145. Phil says:

    I'm doing the cardinal sin and going a week early on a rookie this week. I just don't rate Duman and think Cole's too expensive. Between Mutch, Ronke, Spargo & Worpel I think there is easily 2 good cashcows and I'm not a fan of the double down either.
    All week I've been thinking Spargo or Ronke, mainly because they scored more but now I'm liking Worpel. Can anyone tell me how many midfielders Hawthorn are missing?

    • Multi_ says:

      Not many are missing the obvious is when Poppy and Cyril come back.

    • Derek says:

      Worpel did well to hold his place. I thought he was just a fill for Shiels.

      Hawks don’t have much depth. Langford is not that great and Burgoyne getting on and coming back from a hammy injury. Worpel might get a few games to see how good he is, clearly ahead of Lovell.

  146. JT23 says:

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

    MID: Fyfe, Martin, Cripps, Titch, Danger, Kelly, CEY, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry)

    R: Nic Nat, Gawn (English)

    F: Heeney, McLean, Sicily, Billings, Stephenson, Fritsch
    (Higgins, Ryan)

    trade (1)
    Banfield > Zerrett

    Trade (2)
    Murphy > Cole
    Billings > Dev Smith

    Open to ideas (320k bank)

  147. INPieman says:

    If the draft was done again today Tim Kelly would be pick 1 by the length of the great wall of China

    • Multi_ says:

      Has already put off contract talks till end of year, heading back to WA

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        That would be interesting. West Coast and Freo would be pandering for his services like piranhas stripping a dead carcass. What a circus it would be. LOL

      • Frozen water bomber says:

        Hes contracted for 2 seasons not 1. Wont be going anywhere

    • Valens_FC says:

      Interesting quandary it presents for clubs. Can take guys at 18, develop them and risk they take off to another club just as they reach their prime or let someone else do the developing and pick off a ready made player at 22/23 years old. TK joined by Menegola, Stewart and Blicavs last night. All four could still reach 10 years at the club. Certainly working for the cats.

    • Derek says:

      What happens with Ablett back next week?

  148. Stupid Coach says:

    I am loopholing Henry's score with Buddy. Bringing in Dunam for Murray. Do I trade Garlett for Sicily via Crowden DPP leaving me with 21 trades and $125k in the bank or trade Zorko to Macrae or Cripps which leaves me around $195k to $230k in the bank. Leaning towards the first option as it means I can flick Garlett as he is unlikely to make any more cash. However, so tempted to get rid of Zorko as he is getting outscored by most of my rookies and is costing me league wins.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Zorko will continue to plummet in cash. It’s disappointing to lock in such a huge loss but mid premos are really important to your overall score

      • Stupid Coach says:

        Thanks SC_Kev 7. I think you have convinced me to go Zorko to Macrae which means I miss out on Sicily.

  149. Gav says:

    Trade out Holman or banfeild this week

  150. Corey says:

    Banfield, Holman or Brayshaw as M8 this week?

  151. TheGreatBozza says:

    I’m torn between milking rookies and chasing points. I think I’ll give Holman another crack, worst case he won’t drop too much value.

    I’m tossing up Murray > Heeney/Yeo or Richards > Howe.

    I’d offload Banfield but I can only get to a sub $530k mid, plus I think there’s merit in waiting for Crouch/Oliver to drop.

    • Northernsoul74 says:

      It’s a balance, a lot of rookies all likely need culling at the same time. Reckon you need to go early on one or two.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      I like the Murray to heeney move

  152. Damo says:

    Seedsman or Lloyd?

  153. Jim_bob321 says:

    Anyone like VC Bont?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Should go alright against the suns.Could be a nice POD VC! I am going TMitch as my VC. Should run riot against the Bombers.

    • Holty01 says:

      Personally no. Never sure how much time he will spend in the middle. What other options do you have?

      • Jim_bob321 says:

        Just want a POD VC as I'm down a premo.. got a rookie
        Robbie Gray… Simmo.. Cripps..
        But i think ill go safe with Titch

        • Holty01 says:

          Yeah Titch the safe option there. Gray could be an option as well. As a Carlton supporter, dont think there will be too many sc points being handed to Carlton players this week

        • Lazza says:

          VC is normally a bet for me … a considered selection… yes, but safe .. no way… safe is running with the pack..

    • Sc_Wow says:

      I’m predicting a big fat 0 for Bont in this game, he will go missing

  154. TommyC99 says:

    Gawn, Titch, Pendles or Dusty C?

  155. Nifty says:

    Torn between Bont & Oliver.

    Any thoughts.

  156. cashcows says:

    Cripps or Oliver?

  157. Baggy Pants says:

    I know this is not related to game day but does anyone have trouble withe the Supercoach app and the PC website freezing at times.

  158. Jeff says:

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

    Mid: Danger, Titch, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Merrett, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat (English)

    Fwd: Heeney, McLean, Smith, Billings, Fritsch, Henry (Venables, Guelfi)

    I have 23 trades left, which includes two left this week and $271.4k in the bank.

    Anyone got any suggestions? Should I be getting rid of those non playing rookies or hold?

  159. Mike says:

    Those who have danger stop pizzing and moaning he will get you a 100 plus evey week

    • WithAllDueRespect says:

      2 misses for 2 gettable goals in the 3rd and 4th cost him a 120 plus score. He had a lower back issue most of January where he trained away from the main group a lot. Adding to that was the hammy injury in the JLT then a calf cork against St Kilda. I am a cats man and was watching him closely from the stands last night. He looks heavy and not as a fit but considering the issues raised that would make sense. I do wonder how him becoming a father and then his filming of his upcoming tv fishing show has impacted on him being a footballer though.

  160. Rick says:

    Christensen – Sicily
    Bonner – Cole
    Thoughts on this trade?

  161. Andy says:

    Fyfe, Mitchell, Gawn or Gibbs for C

  162. Sc_Wow says:

    Bont is out

  163. TommyC99 says:

    GAwn or titch C? Gawn playing saints is tempting but Titch should run riot against a taggerless bombers

    • Holty01 says:

      Smith might get the job on Titch but it wont be a hard tag. Still have Titch as my vc

  164. Stupid Coach says:

    Zorko to Cripps or Garlett to Sicily via Crowden. Can't decide and it is doing my head in!!!. Want to get rid of them both but don't have the cash. Help!!

  165. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Who do chuck the C on? Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Gawn

    • Saundo says:

      Fyfe is life

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I'm going with Titch as C badger, i think against a weak looking essendon outfit that doesn't tag he could go massive.

  166. SC_Donkey says:

    Hoping Dusty has an off day tomorrow so his BE goes up again and pick him up in rd9. Was looking to get Hurley next week but Crouch looks to drop this week and probably won't get him any cheaper after next week. But then I want Jelwood too, I only have 2 more spot in the midfield.

    Which two would you guys take?
    Dusty, Jelwood or Crouch

    • Ja191 says:

      dusty and crouch, iv'e picked up selwood but he'll most likely get concussed and plummet in price

      • SC_Donkey says:

        Crouch has a history of injuries too, Jelwood is nuts he'll keep playing even with no head attached. Dusty has to be locked. So it will be between Jelwood and Crouch, I can still play TKelly at M8 seems to be producing premo output.

  167. DavidSA says:

    Holman over the BE in a flash

    • Finnius says:

      glad I held. Have him looped as well so will probs take his score if he goes 60+. Up to 8 tackles now, seems like he is back to his old role.

      • joe says:

        Agreed. There is cash to be made here which the early dumpers will never get the chance to use in a month or two.

  168. Finnius says:

    Macrae 143 at 3QT!!! Am gonna get pumped in my league if he keeps going.

  169. sam says:

    Trader Billings to Mundy or hold? Have 24 trades left.

  170. BrownlowBoy says:


    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Too late to trade him in next week? It's either him or Yeo

    • joe says:

      The rollercoaster continues. I'm happy with him in my team, but can't feel like I'm a bit of a flog by association.

  171. McAren’t Captain says:

    Take Titch’s VC?

    • joe says:

      I think the only reason to pause is because you have the C on Gawn. That's what I have and I am so tempted to take the risk, but will probably end up respecting the lessons of the past and stick with Titch.

      • MacAren’t Captain says:

        Yeah. That’s my exact position. Gonna take Titch I reckon. Spewin’ I took the VC off Macrae just before lockout.

  172. SC_Donkey says:

    Demmit Sicily! I was looking to bring you in this week, but opted to go with Mundy. Ah well just gonna hope you loose your temper every game from now on. Hehe🤣😓

  173. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Take Finlaysons 62 or risk Duman?

  174. Connor says:

    Walters for who??
    1. R. Gray (next week)
    2. I. Heeney
    3. D. Mundy
    4. Other (next week)

    • DavidSA says:

      Not Gray wait after Ports Bye
      Mundy a great POD
      If you don't have Mclean you better get that guy in after this week cause he is shooting past 550k after next week

  175. Tom says:

    What premos should we be looking to bring in in the next couple weeks? Any position.

    • DavidSA says:

      M.Crouch (asses his game closely tonight he might be ready next week for us)
      Macrae (is on another level this year and is top8 mid very expensive though after his 180 score)
      Dangerfield (will be 625k bargain for huge potential upside)
      McLean (better be quick price going over 520k next week and will go over 550k the week after)
      Hurley (uber consistent avg 100-105)

      • Tom says:

        Went to McLean this week over Macrae, definitely hoping he comes back into an affordable range again

  176. Russty_ says:

    Carlton have their light grey onesy Pyjamas on again, makes em look like a bunch of wusses.

  177. BrownlowBoy says:

    Who even does the fixture? Why do Carlton seem to get so many Friday/Saturday night games. I don't wanna watch this garbage AFL.

  178. Crowboy94 says:

    Cripps you are a SPUD!

    • Russty_ says:

      Not too bad in the end, he salvaged it in the last, although missing a goal from 15 metres didn't help.

      • BlueBaggerJosh says:

        if he didnt miss those two easy shots wouldve been 110ish, gotta fix his set shots has been a problem

  179. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Yep, I chose Zerrett over JPK. 80 point difference

  180. JEL says:

    Early thought for next week is Murray => Hurn
    Don't quite have enough for Hurley unless I do a double trade, which may still be on the cards if there are some tasty bubble boys.

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      I'm doing Finlayson to either Hurn or Sicily, can't decide. Both are pretty identical in ceiling and floor, Same bye, Hurn is a massive POD though

  181. Pman says:

    Hi Community who do you think is more likely to score highest out of Fristsch from Melbourne or Stephenson from Collingwood? Have to start with one of them but can't decide who?

  182. SC_Sixty6 says:

    I'm spewing TKelly went well Friday night. If Kelly didn't go so well I had Macrae in as M8. Bugger!