HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED Round 7

Filed in Supercoach by on 07/05/2018 • views: 6223

Forget Dusty, Danger and Titch, we have a new uber SuperCoach premium on the block.

Bulldogs midfielder Jackson McRae has been in white hot form so far in 2018 and his monster 189 SC against the Suns on Saturday confirmed his status in the upper echelon of SuperCoach premiums.

McRae is now a must-have in the midfield and his season average now sits at a mouth-watering 132 after seven matches.     

Another indifferent round saw plenty of mixed scores with some coaches struggling to crack the 2000 barrier and other pushing up past 2300.

The Heroes

Jackson Macrae (189 SC) had arguably the best match of his AFL career for the Dogs on Saturday. 26 of his 40 possessions were contest, while he also had 12 clearances and eight tackles. He has now punched out scores of 120, 142, 131, 103, 98, 141 and now 189 so far in 2018. Teammate Toby McLean (149 SC) also had a day out, finishing with 32 touches, 13 tackles and seven clearances.

Nat Fyfe (142 SC) is well and truly back to the form he displayed during his Brownlow year. The bloke is simply a beast. 26 out his 33 possessions were contested and he had 12 clearances playing in the guts all match. A great captaincy option. Teammate Aaron Sandilands (144 SC) wound back the clock with 48 hit outs to smash out a monster score, while fellow Docker Lachie Neale (123 SC) also had a solid match.

With Paddy Dangerfield playing sore, Joel Selwood (135 SC) was enormous on Friday night for Geelong. He finished with 26 possessions, seven marks and nine tackles while teammate Mitch Duncan (134 SC) had 33 disposals, 16 contested possessions, eight marks and eight clearances.  

Max Gawn (127 SC) continued his magnificent recent form and remains the second highest averaging player in the game behind McRae. He’s banged out scores of 151, 168 and 127 in the past three weeks and is monstering his opponents in the ruck. Tom Mitchell (127 SC) is back to his best after a couple of down weeks and should consistently keep smashing out 130s.

Clayton Oliver (124 SC) and Matt Crouch (122 SC) are both excellent young players who specialise in contested ball and are firmly in the mix to finish as top 10 midfielders by the end of the season. Crows half back Rory Laird (120 SC) has been the best defender this season by a country mile, while Jack Redden (134 SC) will continue to get plenty of midfield time in West Coast’s engine room following an injury to Luke Shuey.  

Other significant scores: Ed Curnow (136 SC), Jack Darling (134 SC), Richard Douglas (132 SC), Jack Graham (131 SC), Tom Phillips (131 SC), Jesse Hogan (130 SC), Shaun Higgins (123 SC), Mason Wood (123 SC), Jordan De Goey (121 SC).

The Villains

Giants midfielder Stephen Coniglio (64 SC) had his first down game for season 2018 but can be forgiven given his prolific start. Still got plenty of the pill but wasn’t very efficient.

Zach Merrett (72 SC) was marked by James Cousins and his ability to handle a tag is becoming a significant concern. He’s not worth trading yet but keep a close eye on his scores for the next couple of matches.

Freo pair Luke Ryan (61 SC) and David Mundy (51 SC) are PODs and looked to be solid options a few weeks ago. But they have showed their true colours recently. The same can be said for Saints defender Shane Savage (72 SC).

Christian Petracca (40 SC) looked severely underdone in his return from a finger injury and is struggling to develop the aerobic capacity to spend long stints in the midfield. Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams (45 SC) also looked out of sorts after returning from injury.

The Redeemers

After some disgusting scores in the 30s earlier in the year, Dayne Zorko (164 SC) was back in a big way on Sunday. Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley isn’t a big fan of tagging (just ask Tom Mitchell) and he allowed Zorko to completely get off the leash at the Gabba. He finished with 34 touches, 10 tackles and four goals and in a complete display.

Speaking of being back, Josh P Kennedy (150 SC) has produced consecutive 120+ scores after a pair of returns under 60 the fortnight before. He looks to be back to his contested best.  

James Sicily (145 SC) is a gun, no doubt about it. He had 14 marks on Saturday and 23 of his 29 disposals were by foot. He looms as a must-have in either the forward or defensive lines but there is always a concern about demeanour as he’s been suspended twice already this season and doesn’t look to have calmed his aggressive approach.

After slow starts to the season Kane Lambart (120 SC) and Michael Hibberd (99 SC) continue to try and redeem themselves, but the damage may have already been done.

The Prodigies

There’s little doubt who this season’s Rookie of the Year is. Tim Kelly (114 SC) is averaging over 100 – a significant effort for a rookie – and had 30 possessions on the weekend to register yet another three-figure score. Some were lucky enough to loop hole the score of Cats defender Jack Henry (114 SC), who had 11 marks on Friday night and looks to have cemented his spot in the side.

West Coast defender Tom Cole (88 SC) is proving he’s a reliable on-field option in defence, while teammate Willie Rioli (109 SC) should continue to score well after being granted extra time in West Coast’s engine room.

Collingwood pair Jaidyn Stephenson (84 SC) and Sam Murray (76 SC) were solid, while Tiger cub Jack Higgins (78 SC) will make his owners plenty of coin.

Bubble boys: Charlie Spargo (78 SC), Ben Ronke (66 SC), Oscar McInerny (65 SC), Flynn Appleby (57 SC), Kobe Mutch (52 SC), James Worpel (33 SC), Jack Petruccelle (33 SC), Nic Shipley (7 SC).

First gamers: Brad Scheer (69 SC), Brayden Crossley (63 SC), Lachie Keefe (51 SC), Matt Eagles (48 SC), Charlie Ballard (33 SC).

Other scores: Aaron Naughton (77 SC), Billy Gowers (76 SC), Adam Cera (75 SC), Paddy Dow (74 SC), Cam Rayner (73 SC), Esava Ratugolea (73 SC), Nick Holman (70 SC), Tom Doedee (68 SC),Lachlan Fogarty (66 SC),  Bayley Fritsch (65 SC), Harry McKay (63 SC), Jeremy Finalyson (62 SC),  Andrew Brayshaw (62 SC), Jordan Cunico (62 SC), Cam O’Shea (62 SC), Nic Coffield (59 SC), Zac Bailey (55 SC), Tim English (53 SC), Darcy Fogarty (52 SC), Dom Barry (52 SC), Jordan Gulluci (51 SC), Bailey Banfield (50 SC), Jarrod Garlett (48 SC), Hunter Clark (48 SC), Mitch Crowden (41 SC), Taylin Duman (39 SC),  Lochie O’Brien (37 SC), Ed Richards (35 SC).

 

The Damned

If you’re still holding Riley Bonner (62 SC), it’s time to pull the trigger. He’s not going to generate any more cash with scores like this.

Ruck pair Todd Goldstein (77 SC) and Matt Kruezer (62 SC) are nowhere near their best and should be punted for Brodie Grundy.

Jack Billings (57 SC) appears to be scared of getting the pill at the moment for fear he might miss another goal, so woeful has his conversion rate been this year. He didn’t even have a shot on goal this week.

Allen Christiansen (61 SC) has made his owners some cash but appears to be stagnating now and should be upgraded to a premo.

 Who are your heroes and villains from the round? 

 

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  1. BockChoy says:

    Lambert's current average of 89.5 is higher than his 2017 (86.0). A slow start but has redeemed and even provided a small profit.

  2. BoltonsBlues says:

    One of the following becomes Sicily, who is it?
    Doedee
    Finlayson
    Murray
    Fisher
    Tracca

  3. Holty01 says:

    Finlayson

  4. INPieman says:

    Think your right Big Carl it's time to squash that Bundy can & recycle the useless prick

  5. Noah says:

    Should i option 1: trade banfield for spargo and finlayson to sicily?
    Option 2 banfield to spargo and billings to sicily or other?
    any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    Def ; Laird, Simpson,Finlayson,Doedee,Murray, Naughton; Bench: murphy keefe

    Mid: Titch, Danger,Merret,Coniglio,cripps dusty, oliver , t kelly Bench: banfield Higgins Barry

    Ruc Gawn, Martin: Olango

    FWD: Heeney,Gray,Devon Smith, Billings, Henry, Fristch. Bench: ZGL, Guelfi

    63 k left

    • Noah says:

      or billings to spargo then upgrade to premo defender

    • INPieman says:

      Get rid of Billings. Whether it's to Spargo Sicily or Josh Bootsma get rid of him

      • Stirlsy says:

        Bought him into team round 2 cos i had the extra coin saw it was a mistake after 2 games traded to Gray end of rnd 4. The move I should of made was Gray in round 2 I had him in team all preseason but because he missed Rnd 1 he was left out.

      • jeff says:

        josh bootsma classic!

  6. The Ranger says:

    Love ya work, thanks Carl.
    Jackie Mac is my hero for the season so far, its nice when a POD pick comes off.
    I'm up to my knees in Walpamur Fence Finish at the moment, Clarry last week, Matty C this week and Simmo next week then it's down tools until the byes.

    • INPieman says:

      Picked up JMac last week Ranger. Star. Shout out to Rooster I think it was that put the VC on him. Probably still walking around full mongrel

      • The Ranger says:

        More fence painting this week Pieman?
        Plenty of fat rookies, plenty of fresh ones too, and all at the same time as there's plenty of premos who have shed a few bucks.
        Happy days.

        • INPieman says:

          The Nic Nat news may change things Ranger. Otherwise fence paint for sure. P*ss Bundy off

          • The Ranger says:

            I thought that he might get away with it seeing as Amon got straight back up and took the free kick.
            I've got English as cover thankfully.
            Probably shouldn't have said that out loud, he'll get dropped now.

          • Stirlsy says:

            You think they challenge it, I'm still trying to work out the high contact from MRP

  7. TIGESB2B says:

    Hmmm. Bont a late out. Who to sub out of Holman J.Higgins and Graham. Holman in Ballarat? – be too cold; Graham – nah, Dimma keeps using him as a tagger; so Higgo it was. 78. Not bad for a rook, but not quite 131. Damn you, Dimma!!

  8. TIGESB2B says:

    Oh, sorry to all the Cripps owners, and to those with JOM: you're welcome.

    • HumanBob says:

      You should be apologising to the Dusty owners not Cripps owners TigesBoy2Boy
      Dusty ave 114.1 three-round ave of 87 five round ave of 100 – already dropped 91k and will drop another 30k this week

      Cripps ave 116.7 three-round ave of 129 five round ave of 114 already increased by 56k

      • Octa says:

        Excellent point. No come back from Tiger!!!!!

      • Fothermucker says:

        it almost feels like a movie plot where a certain section of the community (not this community) has spoken with Dusty and told him he is not to win the Brownlow.
        WTF, 3 rnd average of 87 …….. 🙁

  9. Greg says:

    Feel like I'm in a constant stage of downgrading rather than upgrading at the moment – will be likely making two downgrades this week, Garlett to Spargo and Holman to Mutch.

    Have lots of areas to fix/improve (still running Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, have Kelly at M7, Goldstein, Billings), but feel like I need to build the bank given the rookies on the table at the moment.

    Thankfully Henry coming through with the goods pushes him closer to a Gray trade in Round 11 but keep feeling like I'm treading water at the moment.

    25 trades and 110k – any suggestions other than double downgrade?

    Laird, Simpson, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Mirra, Murphy)
    Danger, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Kelly, Holman (Dow, Brayshaw, Barry)
    Gawn, Goldy (Olango)
    Heeney, Dahlhaus, Smith, Billings, Fritsch, Henry (Garlett, Guelfi)

    • SC_Sixty_6 says:

      Do a downgrade to get Spargo in, then instead of Mutch, get a premium in. Holman, Murray, Doedee, FInlyason, Garlett can all be traded.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        How’s your rank fake boy?

        • SC_Sixty_6 says:

          Moved into the top 1000 this week, better and better every week. Wouldn't have this success without your wonderful advice.

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Couldn’t be bothered making your own name?

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            I have no doubt your around the 40k mark fake little boy who can't make his own reputation. It's quite flattering you follow me around on a site and try to cash in on people thinking you are me. You're a fake and a sad oxygen thief.

            • wanker SC says:

              Hi im a middle aged sad man my name is SC_Sixty6.

              Im sorry for the way i project myself I dont meant to be a flog but its just who I am.

            • SC_Sixty_6 says:

              Thank you .

        • SCwowblowie says:

          i reckon you'd give a great blowie ill ask your boyfriend

        • SCblowie says:

          Hi im a middle aged sad man my name is SC_Sixty6…

          • Russty_ says:

            Go play with yourself mate….you're not contributing anything positive here, isn't there a violent PS4 game calling to you?

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        You should make an account that is your real name. I'm thinking SC_FakeFlog

      • homosexualSC says:

        I heard a rumour that the real SC_Sixty_6 wears womens underwear (fishnets) and enjoys showing his stockings off to Sc_Wow who's married but frequently struggles to get it up with Mrs Wow as he consumed with thoughts about SC.

        Keep up the good work fake SC these two are just flogs simple as that.

        • Mrs SC says:

          agree

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          Did you ever wonder why you play SC when you're so bad at it? I'd say stick to what you're good at but I can't see how you'd be good at anything.

          • Multi_ says:

            Hey bud stop replying to them everyone knows who is who on here for the most part.
            Best way to deal with it is to ignore, letting them know it bothers you keeps them going mate

    • Tibor says:

      This all comes down to having a shit team. Maybe you could take some advice from Wow and 66. After all those fukheads are gods here, so they say.

    • Russty_ says:

      Can't be in too much of a constant state of downgrading if you've only done 5 trades, I've done 10…5 is just doing a couple of trades.

  10. PJ King says:

    Macrae, not McRae

  11. Connor says:

    Traded Dusty in at $660,600 in Round 5 (was averaging 134) for Josh Kelly.
    Since then, he is averaging 89 over 3 games and already dropped to $96,000 with a breakeven of 162…
    Was gonna POD Macrae too (was $616,000 and since then has a 3 game average of 143).
    Why do my trades always backfire???

    • Corey says:

      I traded in Dusty three weeks ago too mate I understand your feeling

    • Kkk says:

      Unlucky! Know how you feel connor, i knew zorko was going to go big this week. Watch billings go big next week because i trade him.

    • Lazza says:

      What are you planning this week , I'll do the opposite .. 🙂
      Only kidding Connor, many of us have fallen foul to flash performances .. whether early or after we've traded … like Zorko this week.. I traded Zorko to Zerret … $ for $ I thought it would be a good trade … and zappo….
      Martin was in my sights … I'm waiting … post bye's now …
      hopefully you have plenty of trades left .. I do because I thought I didn't need correctives after R3 … WRONG !!!!
      So as long as I make the final 8 I will come home strong … for me only the cash leagues count now … and I'm thereabouts. (won them all last year).

      • Connor says:

        rookies for me this week Lazza – you should be safe :')

        • Russty_ says:

          It's not backfiring Connor, you got the right players in, they're just a bit out of form at the moment, stick fat and all will come good mate, the worm will turn, I paid full price for Danger, Dusty, Mitchell and Oliver…lol, and….loving it.

  12. BrownlowBoy says:

    Nic Nat suspended for a week.

    • INPieman says:

      F*ck

    • Stirlsy says:

      Puts a spanner in the works for me, inside top 1000 don't want to take a 0 CHALLENGE I call..

      • INPieman says:

        Just outside the top 1k so need a back up plan. Can't afford a donut

    • Bells says:

      Cameron has had two strong games in the ressies for Swans and pushing for selection. Keep an ear out for him – Sinkers in need of support – he's been Herculean, and if Franklin not back Cameron looks a natural in. If Buddy is back Cameron could still come in….maybe…

    • Tibor says:

      He's black so the dopey f*ck won't get off.

  13. Gsal says:

    Finlayson and banfield out to spargo and danger

    Which will leave me with 19 trades 166k banked

    Mids will be danger dusty titch oliver cripps coniglio fyfe and t.kelly (spargo,brayshaw,coffield)

    Yay or nay or is there any other options?

    Ranked 16532
    2255 rd7

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      You could wait another two weeks for Danger Gsal, he's still going down in price, I'd be looking at Crouch this week. Ask yourself, if Danger wasn't named Danger and you looked at his scores, would you even want to trade him in at the moment.

    • redherringfc says:

      I’d wait on Danger, bring him in as your last midfield upgrade for Kelly. He looks like he has a lot of money to drop still. Scott hinted last week on AFL 360 that he was playing sore and it was causing him concern.

      I’d go for Crouch this week.

  14. JEL says:

    OUT Finlayson IN Hurley
    OUT Banfield IN Spargo

    Need to start adding some premos to my Def.
    Still have 3 spots back there to look at.
    The early rookies are starting to wobble, and the likes of Murray, Doedee & Naughton are close to the end of the line.

    • Holty01 says:

      Agree with Murray. Naughton i feel still has good money to make. Doedee depends on this weekend. He is averaging 84 so im not in any rush to offload him at present

      • JEL says:

        SC estimates Naughton & Doedee both have ~$50k to make, so for me that puts them in the zone.
        They're not top of the list to cull, but on the list if trades need to be done.

    • Multi_ says:

      Daniher out for 4-6 weeks, could Hurley be moved forward? Would kill his scoring

  15. Andrew says:

    Macrae M Crouch or JPK?
    Macrae best for my bye structure but boy does he cost some big ones
    Leaning towards M Crouch at the moment would love to hear your thoughts community.

    • Holty01 says:

      Im going JPK. Crouch is a solid option but reluctant to bring in Crows players with all these hammy problems going on. Macrae is having a fantastic year but i still have doubts he will keep it up. If he does continue however ill be well behind the 8ball

  16. James says:

    Anyone know if Josh Kelly is expected back this week?

  17. Laird Lad Donuts says:

    Laird Lad Donuts has had a pretty shocking 3 weeks, losing to three top 5 teams by a total of 8 POINTS, 8 POINTS IN 3 GAMES and one loss to first place by 2 points.
    Hurts pretty bad too when you trade westhoff to jack Henry and lose the game because of it… all in all ranked at around 17,000 so far and hopefully this week with Hurley and Yeo as my new inclusions i'll climb the rankings

  18. Dominic Haley says:

    I think at this stage I'll be sticking with Billings. He's young and can still turn things around, I have faith! Right now I have a few downgrade options: Waterman, Banfield and Finlayson (in mid) sticking out right now as I can trade one to Spargo and upgrade one of the mids to Crouch. What are people's thought's on downgrading from either Finlayson or Waterman to Spargo? leaning towards Waterman right now but that extra cash from Finlayson is tempting.

    I think the smart decision is to wait on Danger until he get's the big score we know he's capable of. He'll keep going down the next few weeks until he drops the bomb and that's when I'll pounce.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Agree on Danger, not on Billings.

    • Speedy_Cerviche says:

      I would be downgrading Finlayson he has peaked, take the cash. Waterman can still make a little bit more.

    • The Ranger says:

      Finlayson would be the one to move on Dom.
      Waterman still has a BE of 33 so you can squeeze another week out of him.

      • Dominic Haley says:

        Beautiful, will make the move on Waterman next week if things go to plan!

  19. BadgerHoney7 says:

    As if Nic Nat gets suspended for that!

    • Dominic Haley says:

      Absolutely graved me and my plans for this week :'(

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        Hope they challenge, no stretch in imagination is that a week, absolute joke and poor from the MRP, they're getting worse with that flog Michael Christiansen.

        • Dominic Haley says:

          If he challenges, you would think he gets off.. not much there at all. Let's just pray WCE aren't conservative.

        • Tibor says:

          I truly thought he would be too Badger, pretty much like putting Eddie in charge of the tribunal but I reckon he's been very reasonable and actually explains himself well. That said the Nic Nat call is wrong. Hope this one bad call is just an anomaly and not done to help the struggling Giants who play the Eagles this week and have a history of being touched up by the big palm tree

        • Rabbits16 says:

          they will be challenging it and id reckon he will be ok

    • Stirlsy says:

      Yep absolute crap, big ruckman aren't allowed to tackle now, but you can go around whacking them in the guts and get a 2k fine.
      Reading the report it says high contact but im failing to see that.

    • redherringfc says:

      I think he needs a rest anyway.

      Nothing to do with the fact I own Lycett and I want one last week out of him before I pull the trigger.

      • Phil says:

        Haha I'm with you redherring, love to see Lycett rucking solo with a chop out from McGovern. Might score well enough to delay his upgrade another fortnight. Perth to Sydney's a long trip, perfect time to rest the big fella

    • SC_Donkey says:

      It is what it is, I'm just gonna take it in chin and cop a donut this week. I have Pendle who might not play this week, can't cover them all. Oh Well!!

    • Lazza says:

      I disagree with most … his intent from the time he took off was to bury him … the guy was on the boundary, only had to grab him to get a holding the ball free, but elected to bury him face first into the turf .. in the back and all … watch it again … Nic Nat went at 100 MPH no care whatsoever .. my first thought was .. reported – 1 week.

  20. Jono says:

    Hey Big Carl, another awesome article, keep up the great work!! My team scored 2,108 this week!! The trade I’m doing this week is Banfield out and Spargo in!! After this trade I will have $698,700 k in the bank!! My team is as follows;

    Defenders; Laird,Yeo,Hurley,Doedee,Murray and Finlayson. (Naughton and Redman)

    Mids: Dangerfield,Dusty,Mitchell,Fyfe,T.Kelly, Holman,Coffield,Spargo. (Garlett,Barry,England)

    Rucks: Gawn and Nic Nat (Cameron)

    Forwards; Robinson,Smith,Billings,Rayner, Stephenson,Fritsch. (Buddy and Crowden)

    Any thoughts for my team?

    Who should I consider for captain and vice captain this round?

    Cheers Jono Carroll

    • Speedy_Cerviche says:

      With all that cash I would bring a premo in. Maybe Holman to Matt Crouch? Good value at $533k

      • James says:

        Holman to JPK
        JPK sub $500k is hard to ignore

        • Jono says:

          Thanks for the suggestions James and Speedy, I already have enough players from the rd14 bye so I probably won't get another player from that bye round!!

  21. Jim_bob321 says:

    Who is more important, Macrae or Mclean for this week…
    Have Bont in the midfield, forward consists of Buddy, Gray, Sicily, Smith, Spargo and Henry..
    Need the community's assistance, cheers

    • pasta stRayner says:

      Missed the boat on Macrae now, trading in players above $600k is around their peak price and in my opinion asking for trouble. The boast has sailed, hope he has a stinker around the byes and trade him in then.

  22. Raver_dave says:

    Who are the favorite bubble boys this week? Looking to do a double downgrade this week. Current trade is:
    Out: Finlayson & Holman
    In: Spargo & Mutch

    This will leave me a big bank account of $923,000 for some aggressive upgrades over the next couple of weeks.

    My only concern is job security of these rookies, any input community?

    • ToughBretts says:

      I wouldn't double downgrade with that much in the bank, it's too much money sitting there doing nothing.
      Downgrade Holman to Spargo, and make a full premo upgrade

      • Raver_dave says:

        Changed my trade to:
        Finlayson to spargo and Stephenson to McLean

        Next week doedee becomes either hurley or yeo.

  23. hedski says:

    I'm not sure I can handle having Billings in my team any longer, probably can't afford to use a trade to go sideways but HE'S JUST SO SHITHOUSE.

    • Mystic_Mac says:

      Jack Billings ruined my Sunday arvo. Don't think I can sit through a St Kilda game again.

    • KSinny says:

      held him and put my faith in him for too long, Billings your OUT!!!!

    • INPieman says:

      Whilst against all SC unwritten rules he's lost too much money to upgrade. Downgrade him & teach him a lesson. Reinvest the cash elsewhere. He's the 2018 Shaw

      • hedski says:

        I can fling Siciflog fwd and get Hibbo in for chump change, reckon he's turned the corner, nice coulpa games coming up, would leave me $100k.
        Have Holman to Spargo locked in.

    • PeteB says:

      He’s averaging 74 so not a premo, so how can he still be considered a sideways trade. Should have got rid of him several weeks ago.

      • hedski says:

        I had many many more pressing issues Pete, otherwise he would have been gone 3 weeks ago.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Fair chance he plays magoos this week

      Sooo happy I traded him to mclean early.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Wouldnt consider it sideways his scoring is pitiful considering his starting price. He's had plenty of chances and set to bleed out further.

  24. Crowboy94 says:

    Hey guys,

    What POD forward and midfielder would people pick?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Jelwood, Neale, Zorko, Treloar, Ed Curnow?

      How big are your spuds?

      Tom Phillips, Jack Martin

      • Crowboy94 says:

        Current team is:

        Laird, Simpson, McGovern, Murray, Doedee, Naughton( Duman, Murphy)

        Dangerfield, Mitchell, Fyfe, MacRae, Merrett, Kelly, Finlayson( Brayshaw, Holman, Barry)

        Gawn, Nank

        McLean, Heeney, Sicily, Billings, Higgins, Henry( Fritsch, Guelfi

      • Speedy_Cerviche says:

        I'll add JPK and Matt Crouch. Both good value and not in many teams.

    • redherringfc says:

      Billings and Zorko.

      They’re both really cheap at the moment and hardly anyone, who knows what they’re doing, has either of them.

      • Whatyasmokin says:

        Zorko was always going to come good proven scorer, not sure Billings can be classed as a proven premo though.

    • Jono says:

      Maybe Mitch Robinson he is currently averaging 102!!

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Darling.
      Redden

  25. Andy says:

    Who averages more, Yeo or Sicily?

  26. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Biggest Villain of the week is Michael Christian. Head over to Twitter and give the flog what he deserves. Absolute disgrace. Use some common sense you flog! Tackle was fine. Just a free kick.

    @Chrissto_21 is where you can find him.

    • INPieman says:

      I don't think abusing him on twitter will help. Hopefully common sense prevails

    • Tibor says:

      Maybe they just set that account up so those with slightly less than average intelligence have a place to vent and Christian never reads it unless someone draws his attention to something clever or amusing

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        I'd hate to know the intelligence of people that can't even make an account on any given site. It's just an email and password to set up Tibor. Not hard mate.

        • Tibor says:

          No champ I said clever or amusing, not abusing.

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Learn how to make an account. Oh, intelligence is a factor isn't it. My bad.

        • Tibor says:

          Seriously 66 do you not see the irony in being someone who repeatedly calls others trolls being the person who started this conversation by directing others to use twitter to send abuse to an AFL official.

          It is a criminal offence to use a telecommunications device, that includes the internet generally and most certainly twitter to abuse or threaten people.

          You should be ok mate, they'll not be able to trace you will they? Oops surely you didn't register all your details then commit a criminal offence.

          Maybe the clever thing to do now would be to remove that post as quickly as possible. That would save the site administrators having to do it for you to protect your dumb arse

          • Dildor says:

            Rekt

            • SC_Sixty6 says:

              Tibor pls don't put in a fake name to boost your rant. If you made an account you'd automatically get a like after you comment.

              • Tibor says:

                I'm not actually concerned how many likes I get after a comment but that certainly explains the one like you get

                • SC_Sixty6 says:

                  Ok Tibor. Or is your real name Dildor?

                  Didn't see the 9 on my post?

                  • Tibor says:

                    SHUT THE FUK UP C#NT

                    • Tibor says:

                      There you go 66 that's a fake Tibor, ta mate I can fight my own battles

                    • SC_Sixty6 says:

                      So you can now hurl abuse at me and call it fake after you had a realisation that it wasn't the smartest?

                      Real nice coming from someone who started talking about intelligence. Knock it off mate!

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Hahaha. Never said I abused him you flog. I sent through his Twitter so people can do it for me. Nice rant though. Got much on? Didn't think so because you always react negatively to users on here.

            Be sure to call the police next time someone abuses you in reality. Grow some balls bitch

            • Tibor says:

              Good luck you idiot if you've incited it dopey you've got a problem. It's not often used but it's a good law to restrict the behaviour of keyboard warriors like you. Make sure you bang in the last word hard man it's sure to impress everyone especially those who administer the site

              • SC_Sixty6 says:

                Now who's abusive? Get off your high horse hypocrite!

                Fake Tibor.

                • Tibor says:

                  66 Firstly I am not Dildor and I don't understand his comment anyway. I don't care whether you believe that or not. I think you have missed an important point mate. We banter on sites like this all the time, nobody really cares. People have arguments on phones and abuse each othe all the time, that is hardly a matter for the police. You have used this website to incite others to use twitter to on mass abuse an official from the AFL. If the AFL find out you've done this you will have a problem. If the AFL decide to go to the Police you may very seriously have a problem. Do the only smart thing you've done all day and remove it.

                  • SC_Sixty6 says:

                    How about you remove your abuse with that disgusting profanity toward me. Grow up.

                    How about you do the smartest thing you can do in your life and quit SC. You're irrelevant.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      WC be mad not to challenge.

      If you get a week for that may as well just play touch footy

      If he slung him and his arms werre pinned fair enough but that was just a crunchimg tackle from the big eagle.

      • Weatherman says:

        Grundy got two weeks du4ing SC finals last year instead of 1 which really cost me.
        Admire NitNat, don’t have him but challenge should do well?

    • Rabbits16 says:

      get a room hahahahahaha

  27. pasta stRayner says:

    Does Ronke have decent job security? Any Sydney fans about?

    • nvol says:

      He will most likely play this coming week. Job security isn't the greatest but he is playing well so should be rewarded. He's also a Melbourne boy so they would probably give him a game at the MCG.

  28. Steeeve says:

    Need more defence rookies to stand up (could Matt Eagles string a few games together???). Only option at this stage is Appleby and I can't see him holding his spot. I already have Murphy and Mirra on the bench, can't afford a third non-playing defender.

  29. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Anybody considering Angus Brayshaw? Tonned up on the weekend and is averaging 82 in his first 4 games back. Bargain price tag of $354K with MID/DEF swing. Thoughts?

    • WithAllDueRespect says:

      Thinking the same for finlayson 👍

    • INPieman says:

      Might be a concussion away from not playing again this season. Or ever again. He's not under-priced enough for that type of risk IMO

    • Tibor says:

      Great to see him going well after such a difficult period. Tough as a $2 steak. It's a really awkward price especially to bring in now unless you think he can be top 10. I was absolutely going to start him this year but he wasn't in the side then. Maybe too late now. Only other concern I have is if he cops a heavy head knock he will have much more than one week off

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I agree Tibor, Pieman mentioned that as well. Scrap that idea!

        • Tibor says:

          I've sat down had a beer and figure why not? He is in my team, not sure if he will stay but I'm not going for the overall prize as my rank is sh*t. TOPHAWK lets go balls deep, lets get it done son. Love the kid, can play.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      If you think an average of 82 will be top 10 mids… or 20 for that matter. But I don't. There are better options; Heath Shaw is averaging 90 for 439k. Geary averaged 90 before this week for 400k. Tom Cole is averaging 84 for 238k.

    • HumanBob says:

      He'll come in handy as an emergency tophawk and is a good swap for a rookie IMO. I swapped Holman to him to open the swing and provide quality bench cover on 2-lines and great looper in defence . If he crashes I'll have 400k+ to spend on a choice of def or mid.
      He may only be one concussion from retirement but every player is only one tackle from an acl

    • Marty says:

      If you're after a cheap smoky Redden is averaging 111 the last three rounds

      • b_sh3p says:

        High risk/reward but thinking about it. I could get him and zorko vs MacRae/rookie

  30. StevoRivo says:

    Well I was considering Finlayson & Garlett to Yep & Spargo.
    Or even Holman & Finlayson to Macrae/Crouch & Spargo.
    This NicNat news has thrown a spanner. Hope WC appeals.

  31. TommyC99 says:

    Hey guys, i usually dont post my team but really stuck what to do this week. Want to bring in Crouch but really can't see how.

    Def: Laird, Howe, Mills, Doedee, Murray, Naughton (Duman, Keeffe)
    Mid: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Cogs, Kelly, Findlayson (Dow, Garlett, Barry)
    Ruc: Gawn, Nic Nat (English)
    Fwd: Heeney, Sicily, Smith, Tracca, Billings, Fristch (Henry, Guelfi)

    Any thoughts and opinions highly appreciated!

    • SloanedogBillionaire says:

      Tracca down to Spargo?
      Then Cogs to Crouch?

      • TommyC99 says:

        Oh i didnt say how much i have in the bank. I have 28k. Cogs is going quite nicely atm, so feel like i'd be wasting a trade there

        • hedski says:

          Dow to Spargo, swing him fwd then BILLINGS to Crouch. Same can be applied to Tracca.

          • TommyC99 says:

            Dow BE is only 27, still has money to make doesnt he? Other trade looks quite sound, im against trading "premos" but think it might just have to be done. Swapping one of those 2 to Crouch would mean i'd be pushing Findlayson to the bench.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Finlayson is far past his BE. Trade to Spargo.
      Use the money to upgrade another player of your choosing

  32. Phil says:

    Billings to McLean or Holman/Brayshaw to Crouch?
    Anyone know Holman & Brayshaws breakeven?

  33. SloanedogBillionaire says:

    You can check players BE here http://www.footywire.com

  34. Warblegarble says:

    21 trades, $21,700 bank.

    DEF – Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (Murphy, Keeffe)
    MID – Fyfe, Macrae, Dangerfield, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, Holman (Dow, Coffield, Barry)
    RUC – Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)
    FWD – Heeney, McLean, Sicily, Petracca, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon (Henry, Guelfi)

    I want to start building up some cash now for upgrades, still plenty of rookies on the field (Doedee, FInlayson, Murray, Fritsch, ZGL). Certainly considering Holman -> Spargo straight away, but what other options exist?

  35. Brock says:

    Team is currently:

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

    MID: Fyfe, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, Oliver, Coniglio, Kelly, Finlayson (Holman, Brayhaw, Barry)

    RUC: Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Mundy, Smith, Higgins, Henry (Fritsch, Guelfi)

    24 trades left
    100K in the bank
    Currently ranked 45

    For my first trade this week I will be downgrading Holman to Spargo to free up some cash. For my second trade I will be upgrading Finlayson to either Dangerfield or Crouch (Can't afford Macrae). Whichever one I don't get this round probably won't end up in my team this season unless injuries occur because for my last mid spot I am looking to get Macrae in for Kelly after he's had his bye.

    In the next couple of weeks I'm going to be trying to get Hurley in and Franklin in when he returns from injury. Then I'll get Gray in after he's had his bye plus Yeo and Macrae during the bye rounds to finish my team. Also looking to upgrade Nankervis to either Ryder or Grundy during the byes. I want to try and be aggressive with my trades before and during the byes so I can have a full premo team before the byes end with the hope that I can get closer to the number 1 spot.

    So to summariese all of this I pretty much just want to know if people think that Danger is going to be a must-have pick by season's end like he has been in past seasons.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Get danger when he is at his cheapest. Especially after the byes. He will go bang with a week off. Under done and abit sore atm.

      • Brock says:

        I wanna try to get to full premo as fast as possible though so I don't have time to wait for Danger to be ready at the end of the byes. Its either I bring him in this week, next week or not at all. A solution could be bringing in Hurley this week so I can have another look at Danger before trying to bring him in next week.

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Definately could consider that. Danger deserves flexibility mate. He is the best player in the comp.

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          Yeh I agree. Get full premo asap so give him a week maybe. He does get a 9 day break. Take that into consideration.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Nice ranking Brock! I agree with 66. Hold fire with Danger for now and get him in after the byes. It does not necessarily mean Crouch will not make your team as there are so many variables in play. Crouch might be a more attractive option than Macrea in 8 weeks time. Things change quickly. I always play for the "now" and see whats around the corner. Good luck for your push for the $50K. You are in the hunt bigtime.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      I see you're in 'last minute rags' Brock. Nice work on the rank. My boy Wow is #29 so you guys giving it a shake!

    • Holty01 says:

      Great rank Brock and all that with still 24 trades remaining. Obviously scoring is very important to you right now and value is great to help get you to full premo quicker. With that, id seriously consider JPK for the time being. Great value, far better scoring potential then ur current M8 and that extra 140k savings over Danger should help with that quick upgrade to get Hurley next round. Danger i think is a must at some point. Even if you dont see JPK as a keeper by seasons end, you could upgrade him in a month as he will be sitting around 550k which would be very close to Dangers price id imagine.
      Whatever you decide good luck to you.

  36. Tyruddanaut says:

    Choices, choices…..

    This week I have to choose out of getting in a Def premium: Hurn or Howe
    And cop a doughnut

    Or get in an R3 rookie: Crossley or McInerny
    And do three upgrades in the next two weeks

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Surely Eagles contend that

    • ToughBretts says:

      Can't take a zero, and Crossley looks like the heir to Witts' throne. I'll be looking to get him in for season long ruck cover.

  37. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Who to punt first out of these two flogs. Billings or Petracca? I am leaning Billings. Seems he is beyond redemption.

    Considering trading Billings to Mutch or Ronke and then Finlayson to McLean via DPP. Then swing McLean forward to to take the place of Billings.

    • Tibor says:

      Billings needs an afternoon at traccas house playing with the dogs

    • Rocksta says:

      I have the same problem as you TH.
      I really don’t want to sideways trade, but I’m just so sick of those two f*ck**g up my score everyweek, as I’m sure are you.
      Not sure if I will pull the trigger, but if I do, it will be Tracca. He doesn’t look anywhere near it and definitely won’t get mid time as he isn’t fit enough.
      Billings might come good I reckon.

    • PJ King says:

      I know Petracca is "not injured", but he is. Billings isn't injured, he just needs to overcome a seeming fear of failure.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Watch team sheets for billings omission this week.🙈

    • Moosehead says:

      Unfortunately Petracca is slowish therefore no midtime for him. Someone mentioned Watts. Yes, good comparison because they promise so much?????
      Just think. Demons could have had Nit Nat. What a great Ruck combo with Gawn.

  38. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    After seeing how he goes this week I'm thinking of trading Finlayson to mason wood (will settle him in at F6) via Sicily swing. Will be a true test to see if he does well against tigers, any North fans know if he plays SC friendly role, if he's injury prone etc??

    • Blueth says:

      huge balls

    • meph says:

      Very injury prone but is a gun if his body is right.

    • Finnius says:

      bloke averaged 65 last year and has played 25 games in the last 3 years. That is a serious hail mary which I wouldn't stake my whole season on. The risk far outweighs the potential reward, for best case scenario he averages 95 and everyone else jumps on at about 500k, with about 50x less risk.

    • INPieman says:

      Mason Wood has played 1 game this season. Great score but does he have great JS? One poor game & he's gone. I know this from Brad Scott last year. 1% chance of that working out

      • b_sh3p says:

        Waite will come back in but i think zurhaar will get the chop before Wood. Injury is def his biggest issue

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Got wood in my draft
      Finally got a gig!
      Can play hope he stays around awhile.

    • NoLanguage says:

      He's got the game to suit SC but it would take massive nuts to bring him in. Should be a regular in the side if he stays fit, so much talent

    • ToughBretts says:

      Has a real habit of taking games off – he will be in my starting side in 2021 for sure, but he's green as grass

  39. Da_Boysh says:

    Hi All,

    ranked around 300 need some advice
    I think I need to double downgrade this week and deciding who to move on.. the candidates I am looking at are Doedee and Finlayson into Ronke through Sicily swing and Appleby.. what do you think is it too early to move on Doedee.. i Have Naughton and Richards but I figure they will give me some decent bye cover in the harsher rounds.

    Is Ronke or Appleby not the real deal and is their JS rubbish because I cannot afford a hole in Def or Fwd the way things have been playing out.

    Thanks

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      I wouldn't be too keen on Ronke mate, when the Sydney boys come back I don't see him staying.Spargo would be my choice for a rookie. Nice work on the rank.

      • Da_Boysh says:

        thanks mate – already have Spargo took the plunge and got him after his first game XD

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      What about Mutch?

      • Da_Boysh says:

        might be the option if I dont go Ronke, I am after job security not really cash generation because I will need the cover once I burn my trades to get full premo

    • Rabbits16 says:

      nice rank da_boysh keep it up

  40. Jack says:

    Which one to cull first – Holman or Banfield?

  41. mac_time says:

    Hi all
    Long time reader first time posting

    I was away for first 3 weeks of season so missed out on early corrective trades.
    Rank was at 45k but slowly worked up to 9k.

    Laird Sicily McGovern Mills Doedee Murray ( Coffield Murphy )

    Fyfe Danger Cripps Mitchell Coniglio Merrett T Kelly Holman ( Banfield Barry O'Conner )

    Gawn Kruz ( English )

    Heeney McLean Lambert Smith Petracca ZGL ( Fritsch Henry )

    25 trades but only $6600 in bank.

    I'm thinking double downgrade this week.
    Holman/banfield or barry to spargo
    Coffield/Murphy to appleby.

    My question is am I being too stubborn hanging on to the likes of McG/Mills/Kruz and Petracca.
    My thinking is give them until their byes and make a decision about them then.
    Trades should not be a problem.

    Any feedback welcome.

    • PJ King says:

      I reckon Holman for Spargo. Spargo seems the only good option for rookies this week. Bit worried about the JS for Ronke.

      Upgrade Petracca and be happy you don't have Billings.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Banfield is done, Tracca is gonna bleed and cost you points going on recent performances. Mills/mcgov can be dealt with later, kruz u gotta have faith.

      Could go Tracca to spargo and Banfield to Mutch if you prefer his JS chances, I like his chances of scoring better where he plays too.

  42. Andy says:

    Upgrading Finlayson to last midfield premier. Already have danger, Fyfe, Parker, Gibbs, Oliver, Cripps and marcher. Who to bring in, can’t afford McRae or Treloar?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I presume "Marcher" is Tom Mitchell? You got to have him. If not, then ignore this post. Either Dusty or Matt Crouch for mine. Cheers mate.

    • PJ King says:

      You already have Spargo?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Titch, good price for his average and is going to have another big year by the looks.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Dusty

  43. CalebCripps922 says:

    Upgrading Holman this week. Oliver or Crouch to bring in?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Oliver for mine. Crouch has only just got back from that 4 week hammy spell on the sidelines. Perhaps hold off for a bit on him. I will get Crouch in 2-3 weeks if he can stay on the park.

      • Holty01 says:

        Agreed Hawk. Reluctant to pick any Crows players at present until im confident no more hammys ate going to ping

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Im going crouch.
      As oliver has rd 13 bye will bring him in rd 14 to cover rd 14 bye for kelly.
      Also viney back this week may/may not impact him.
      Gawn/viney was the best 1-2 in the game.

  44. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Righto lads sage like required.
    Bringing in crouch. (Fullstop)
    To do that options are:
    Trade garlett or holman. Thinking garlett he is just about topped out holman higher ceiling can whack him on the bench trade at his bye.
    But to who? (I have spargo)
    Mutch or worpel in mids or ronke up fwd?
    If a mid will flick spargo fwd F6.
    If ronke – ronke, henry or Fritsch at F6 with spargo at M9?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Who are you trading out after that to get Crouch Trigga?

      To your earlier question, worried about Worpel after his effort this week. Especially after trading in Mirra a few weeks ago and getting the chop. (After much better performances) Mutch is another one. Has not really set the world on fire, but might have OK JS. Ronke could be the next Mirra when Buddy and another few players come back into that side.

      If you really want Matty Crouch, (I want him too) and you had to chose one of those three rooks, its Ronke.

      That's the best I can come up with Trigga. Good luck!

    • NoLanguage says:

      Yeah would probably go Ronke out of those. Mutch and Worpel didn't set the world on fire

  45. Andre says:

    Team is currently: need help!!!!

    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Yeo, finalysion, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    MID: Fyfe, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, barry, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman (brodie, Banfield, coffield)

    RUC: Gawn, Nic nat (Cameron)

    FWD: Heeney, Mclean, petrecca , Smith, firstch, fogarty (crowden, ahern)

    21 trades left
    323K in the bank

    • NoLanguage says:

      I'd be downgrading Banfield to Spargo and going Brodie up to a premium. Non scoring rookie up to a Matty Crouch or JPK is the way to go

  46. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Holman to Oliver and Parker to Crouch

    or

    Holman to Oliver and Finlayson to Appleby

    Im leaning toward option 2 at this point because Finlayson is nearing his peak and i cant see any DEF rookies on the bubble in the next few weeks, also if prices don't fluctuate too much then next week i should have enough to go Parker to Crouch and Doedee to Hurley/Simpson.

  47. Noah says:

    Should i upgrade t kelly to crouch, or get rid of finlayson and wait another week for crouch?

    • NoLanguage says:

      If Kelly is your main trade target atm you're doing better than everyone else Noah! I would hold Kelly the bloke pumping out tons like they're going out of fashion

    • b_sh3p says:

      Don't trade kelly

  48. Tommo says:

    This week I’m going Finlayson and Holman to Ronke and Spargo.
    Then next week will be a double upgrade with $550k in the bank after these trades

  49. TOPHAWK1 says:

    One straight switch this week. Christian Petracca- OUT Toby McLean- IN. Damn that feels so good!!!!

    That's another flog out of the way. Thank FFT….

    Christensen out for Sicily last week. Let's hope this move will yield similar rewards.

    Not interested in any rooks. Went early on Spargo last week. I will let Ronke slide (JS?) with Buddy and a few other big names due to return soon for the Swans.

    Leaves me with 22 juicy trades.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Good trade hawk but cost u $100k.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I don't care Trigga. It's worth every cent IMO.

        In fact, after next week McLean will likely be worth $30K more and Petracca $30K less if their BE's are any indication. Net loss then hopefully only $40K . And plenty more points!!

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Just stirring hawk.
          Reckon that was one of my best trades-billings – mclean for $ change.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Petracca out Crouch in. Feeling your joy!

      Had planned to be Kelly, but I think he’s better value than a Petracca. If I don’t trade Petracca now, it might get too hard later, and if I don’t bring Crouch in now, will get difficult.

      Kelly can sit at M8 until his round 14 bye. Got 3 other upgrades to do before then. So some chance to do that during the next few weeks and look at Mills and Kelly in Round 14.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Go for it!

        I cant afford that trade right now. Huge fan of Matty Crouch and will be looking to get him when I can afford him!

        GUN

    • Russty_ says:

      How about this for joy this week Toppa, Petracca and Christensen out together!…haha I'm happy as Larry.

  50. Noah says:

    Is Shannon Hurn a good POD?

    • DavidSA says:

      I would have said yes if comparing him to his counterpart Yeo but now with Shuey down I think Yeo is a must. He be getting all kinds of mid time 😉 Ya know mid time… ya know between the… hmmm

  51. Kyle says:

    Gonna look at 2 down this week then next week bring in crouch and dusty depending on his BE. Bang bang

  52. Multi_ says:

    With Daniher out for 4-6 weeks I would be cautious on bringing Hurley in, could be moved forward which would absolutely kill his scoring output

    • Josh says:

      Very slim chance that happens, hooker is the more likely defender to go forward. Although, with hooker forward Hurleys output may drop as he could be used as more of a lock down defender rather then being free to roam the backline collecting possessions. Mckernan could also come in to bolster the tall forward stocks which would leave hooker in defence. Coming from a bombers supporter.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      True dat.
      Maybe fantasssssia comes back in.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Good call multi!

      We have seen it with Danger and Dusty recently. Both guns have dropped cash and points as a result.

      I don't have Hurley yet, but I do have Guelfi.

      Hopefully the Guelf can come back into that Essendon side and make me more cash and work together with Hooker at the same time to cover Daniher.

      • NoLanguage says:

        Agreed TH. Guelfi defs comes back in this week, surprised he got dropped and Essendon are putrid

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        What's the injury?

        • Beezneez says:

          I thought i read that he was rested – possibly sore – will know if he comes back in.

  53. Willymack1234 says:

    Option 1. Tracca to Sicily
    2. Brayshaw to Crouch
    3. Finlayson to Sicily

    Thoughts?

  54. DavidSA says:

    Well Amons arms were not pinned in the tackle so no chicken wing and Nat actually never went 100% ontop of Amon when he hit the deck and what hit the deck first was Amons forearms but Nats way heavier than the average player so ya know calling bs if he gets a week for what is a players right to do in fair play

    You know who else had no chicken wings….

  55. TommyC99 says:

    Trade out Tracca or Billings?

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Both.

      • TommyC99 says:

        I don’t have the luxury or the trades to do that. Planning on bringing in Crouch and Spargo and downgrading one of tracca or Billings to Spargo I feel is going backwards.

        • Russty_ says:

          In that case I'd say Billings Tommy, and trading him to Spargo is not necessarily going backwards, keeping billings could be going backwards. His 3 round average is 63.

        • Rocksta says:

          I’ve just turned Tracca into Crouch, and Holman into Mutch ( on mid bench). Swung Spargo into fwd line, and have higgins on the mid bench.
          Looks alright…… Feels alright.
          I don’t like sideways trades but Tracca simply must go. Also, Crouch at $533K is just too hard to pass up.

    • Ricardo says:

      Very high chance Billings will be dropped this week. That will probably answer your question.

  56. DavidSA says:

    Fimizshel sticks My Palm Tree got a week

  57. NoLanguage says:

    Need some help Community!

    Ranked 2500 and scored 2230 last week with a few disappointing scores (Cogs, Parker, Zerrett WTF).

    B – Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Doedee, Murray, Naughton (Richards, Mirra)
    M – Fyfe, Cripps, Titch, Dusty, Cogs, Merrett, Parker, Kelly (Walters (INJ), Finlayson, Barry)
    R – Gawn, Martin (Cameron)
    F – Heeney, Sicily, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch, Henry (Guelfi, Spargo)

    23 trades and $143k in the bank

    Options are either…

    A – Double downgrade to build up the bank, thinking Finlayson and Christensen
    B – Paint the fence with the above and get either McLean in up forward or Yeo in for Murray and Mutch in the mids
    C – Hold

    Any thoughts on trades or what to do hugely appreciated as always 🙂

  58. NoLanguage says:

    Does anyone think Finlayson has a bit more cash and points to go? The guy can seriously play and still managed a 60 odd despite the whole team getting pulverised in Geelong. Also has DPP which is very handy.

    Should we be looking at culling Doedee and Murray before him?

    • Russty_ says:

      I think Murray definitely before him, Finlayson won't lose much cash next week if he doesn't make his BE, and he could even turn it around and ton up.

      • NoLanguage says:

        Thats what Im thinking mate

        • Adam says:

          I’m also thinkn this hold and move Murray on

          • Beezneez says:

            I'm loathe to move him cos he should have kicked a couple of goals last week. Having said that I need to trade him to get enough $$$'s for Crouch (have Naughton as back up). But there goes my loophole with Doedee Murray Finlayson and Naughton with Murphy. Have to trade for Appleby cos Cole, unfortunately, is out of reach.

    • Lazza says:

      For what it is worth, my rookie trade “decision table” looks like this: In order of ‘must trade now”.
      3 criteria .. average vs BE, about to lose cash, and on-ground position v target trade (DPP influences the latter).
      Garlett
      Finlayson,
      Holman
      Stephenson
      Richards
      Murray

      The first 3 are ripe…. target premos who are about to increase in value = JSelwood, Neale, MCrouch and Macrae with Spargo the main rookie target.

  59. DavidSA says:

    Ignoring My tree being able to walk away from Ruck2 spot. Will continue with progression to 22 premiums.

    Doedee > Hurn
    Banfield > Spargo
    307k left

    Or

    Holeman > Crouch,
    Banfield > Spargo
    175k left

    • Russty_ says:

      You could go Nicnat to Sinclair, looks like the real deal this year.

      • DavidSA says:

        nah I'm not in the race anymore I have fallen outside of 8k after last 2 rounds 😑
        Will counter strike in my workplace league with full prem b4 the byes and trades up my sleeve

    • Phil says:

      I like option 2 easily David.

  60. Russty_ says:

    Here's one for ya guys, how many rage trades have you pulled the trigger on so far?
    I've done 4 and gotta say, am happy with all of them.
    Armitage ($310100) to Ellis Yoelman ($263900) the week before Armo got dropped. Round 3.
    Billings ($493000) to Hogan ($437500) Round 4
    Petracca ($403400) to Mclean ($524600) round 8.
    Christensen ($350800) to Spargo ( $117300) round 8.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Just Zorko to Oliver in round 1 Russty! The rest have been injuries….. Kruezer, Crouch, Greene, Walters, Ryan, Venna and then upgrades.

      • Russty_ says:

        That one you did was a ripper 66, bummer about the injuries this year .

    • DavidSA says:

      Mine was Bonner to Sicily who then got his 2nd suspension hahaha

      • Russty_ says:

        I didn't even include Bonner Dave, cause I waited so long for that spud to come good, in the end it was just a common sense trade, Bonner out to a rookie.

        • Phil says:

          I think Christensen is a common sense trade as well Russty.

          • Russty_ says:

            Yeah you're right Phil, it was easy to do and there was plenty of rage there also lol, I hate it when they start out well and then fade consistently into dishing up poxy rookie scores.

    • PJ King says:

      Hibbo to Simpson Rd 3

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Three for me. Round 4, Billings ( 493,000 ) to Henry ( 123,900 ) Round 6, Hibberd ( 455,700 ) to Hurley ( 538,600 ) Round 8, Petracca (403,400 ) to Spargo ( 117,300 ). At the moment trading Hibbo is the one I regret.

      • Russty_ says:

        I think the Hibbo one was actually good John, Hurley is a must have IMO, and Hibbo could revert back to a spud again anytime, plus he has a history of leg injuries.

  61. Brett says:

    Not seeing any love for Jesse Hogan. 445k averaging 98.6 with a 36 in there.. thoughts on his potential output for the rest of the season?

    • DavidSA says:

      would be shocked if he keeps that avg up tbh but none the less he has the abilty to shock us all like he has so far.
      Same said for Brown and Darling

      Edit if you don't have any other key fwds in there he is the one I would and wish I had. I have Franklin instead haha

      • Brett says:

        With a 95 average being good enough as our f6 and a more attractive price than others around the mark could be a nice upgrade or solution for billings

    • Russty_ says:

      I have love for him, brought him in for Billings in round 4 when he was still worth something.

  62. NoLanguage says:

    Does anyone think Finlayson has a bit more cash and points to go? The guy can seriously play and still managed a 60 odd despite the whole team getting pulverised in Geelong. Also has DPP which is very handy.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Sorry accidentally posted this twice!

      • DavidSA says:

        I have read a few here who are showing him faith. It's down to team structure and who you want/afford to bring in

    • DavidC says:

      Dpp not so handy as there is no one to swap him with.

      • NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT says:

        can still use him to get a mid in I would keep him in front of DOO or MURRAY

  63. anthdepa says:

    Anyone know whats the go with Kelly? getting impatient with the giants now.

    • Lazza says:

      They are saying another week… but it is a groin issue .. which are pricks of things to get right within a season..

    • FearTheBeard says:

      Trade him for Rockliff his injures are cleared now and there saying at that price he will be scoring 100 every week good pick i got him this week for Banfield

  64. Errol says:

    Thoughts on this trade I have 226.5 k with 20 trades left
    Bont out for Macrae being a Bulldogs supporter it looks like Bonts hip will be a bad injury for him.
    Finlayson or Doode out for Shannon Hurn

    Def Laird Simpson Sicily
    Doode Finlayson Murray. (Richards O'Connor)

    Mid Mitchell Martin Fyfe Bont
    Neale Coniglio Holman Dow. (Banfield Coefild LDU

    Rucks Gawn Jacobs (De. Knowing)

    Fwd Gray Heeney Stephenson Rayner Fritch Ronke. (Growers Guelifi)

  65. FearTheBeard says:

    Sicily, Yeo or Simpson?

  66. Tom says:

    Any updates on when Toby Greene is playing?

    • Lazza says:

      TBC = months rather than weeks.. he wasn’t at full fitness to start, so will go backwards for the next 4 weeks… then another 4 weeks to get some level of fitness…

  67. blakeyboi says:

    A morgan – spargo via cof
    petracca – ronke

    gives me 450k to get 2 premiums next week

    or
    A morgan – spargo via cof
    petracca – a premium forward or mid

    thoughts
    what premiums should i get this week or next week i have T Mich Dusty Fyfe Cripps S coniglio Z merrett T kelly

  68. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Thoughts of these trades – Murray down to Appleby and Holman down to Mutch.

    This allows me to go Fritsch up to Gray and Christensen to McLean next week

    And the week after Doedee up to Yeo and Finlayson up to Hurley/Simspon

    This will then leave my team as

    Laird, Yeo, Simpson/Hurley, Sicily, Heath Shaw, Appleby – Duman, Murphy

    Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Merrett, JOM, Kelly – Spargo, Mutch, Barry

    Gawn, NicNat – Olango

    Heeney, Walters, Dev Smith, McLean, Robbie Gray, Billings – Guelfi, Henry

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      This is all down to me believing Appleby has better job security than Keeffe?????

  69. IB35 says:

    Any suggestions on changes to make.

    22 trades and $726,500 left in the bank

    Team
    backs: laird, sicily, hibberd, Ryan, Doedee, Murray. (Mirra, Stoddart)
    mids:fyfe, danger, mitchell, martin, kennedy, omeara, T Kelly, Spargo. (Banfield, brayshaw, brodie)
    rucks: gawn, nank. (king)
    forwards:dev smith, petracca, billings, stephenson, higgins, guelfi. (garlett, jiath)

    thinking of waiting for jpk and spargo to jump in price and pick up zorko and cripps who are in a dip. Also might trade out ryan for cole.

    • IB35 says:

      also thinking of trading out petracca to franklin

    • Russty_ says:

      Solid enough side IB, Hibberd and kennedy coming good now so just your fwd line needs a bit of work in the de-spudding department, maybe Petracca and Billings out for Heeney and Mclean, or Hogan?

      • NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT says:

        Your joking mate get rid of Billings Where would the saints be without him . PROBABLY A HELL OF A LOT BETTER .. Sorry RUSSTY you guys are coping a lot mate IT dates back to BUTTERS Look at Dixon Whats wrong with getting the guy in your name One of the most accurate kicks ever LOCKETT it will change for the better though Russty Cheers did you get MacRAE?

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Neil, yeah Ben Dixon, what a great forward line kicking Coach, they should sack him and sue him for any monies paid out lol, yeah it'd be great to have Plugger as our kicking coach, we might actually get more Goals than points in a game!…Nah mate didn't get macrae, too expensive and I wanted Petracca and Christensen gone…in for Mclean and spargo, spargo's a little ripper mate.

          • NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT says:

            Two great trades Russty for two that need . to go.. Spargo could be something special. Melbourne wanted NAUGHTON with their first pick 29 but he went early SPARGO was next Looks and plays like BOOMER HARVEY Given no. 9 NEITZ OLD NO. so they loved him early. We lack that nippy type and he fits the bill

      • IB35 says:

        I only just traded kennedy in as he was very cheap. Planning on letting him rise and then trade him in for cripps who is dipping. I will also wait for spargo to rise and then trade. then use the money to upgrade petracca and billings (if he doesnt come good, and potentially smith.

  70. NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT says:

    MacRae is a must have in my opinion Whether to win leagues or rank.I have had him for the past two years and now he is in by 1 k Phew. MURRAY and WALTERS for MACCA and COLE welcome to DEMONS DELIGHT boys 4 possibly 5 left

  71. Jam says:

    Is cognilio to macrae a bad move? Cogs was a step up piece, he will lose coin this week, while macrae looks more must have than danger

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Just remember macrae looks like that in this moment, not saying he's going to flop but not sure on chasing him yet myself. Consider JPK. Personally holding cogs he's been great value.

      • Russty_ says:

        My season would be looking a lot better if I'd started with Cogs over Whitfield, I'd probably stick with him awhile longer if I had the sense to start with him.

  72. Adam says:

    Looking to upgrade Mr Murray
    Thinking one of Hurn or Webster
    Thoughts guys ?

  73. Jai says:

    Thoughts community
    Spargo in done
    Sicily in for petracca or
    M crouch or Macrae in for j Kelly?

  74. Rabbits16 says:

    Hi my name is Rabbits16 and i have a problem. 18 trades left had a terrible year. Ranked 12,767. 5 premos left until full premo. Should i be worried?

    • Russty_ says:

      Your name is Rabbits and you are a tradeaholic lol…probably be worried about running out of trades mate, but if you trade wisely and do some holding off also, you could have your cake and eat it too. ( Improve and end up full premo)

  75. Rabbits16 says:

    Do i offload Finlayson first or the disastrous Petracca? Finlayson has a higher average but petracca can play just being a slow kernt this yr

    • Jai says:

      I’m thinking petracca I have him too and might go this week instead of me getting Macrae

    • Russty_ says:

      I think you'll feel better if you get rid of Petracca Rabbits, doesn't seem to be improving from his last two year's averages in the 70's, I thought he was gonna breakout this year but was wrong, he's still not ready for the next level yet, needs to build his tank more.
      I also think Finlayson can bounce back from a couple of lowish scores.

  76. yaboyazza says:

    Hey everyone, faced with a dilemma this week. Here are the two options:

    1. Finlayson & Banfield out for Hurn (Interesting Pod) & Spargo
    2. Petracca & Finlayson out for Hurn & Spargo (And an extra 160k)

    To hold or not to hold (Petracca), that is the question. Thought?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Nah not really worth holding unless youve already burned trades and/or have a rubbish rank anyway.

      That saying…….both those rookies require culling to get the peak profit out of them.

  77. NEIL DEMONS DELIGHT says:

    Is it worth considering TOM McDONALD. DPP ( DEF and FWD ) 86 both games and J S excellent Plays in a great team kicks goals and runs all day. An average of 90 would nearly do for F/D 7 CHEERS NDD

    • Tiger says:

      I like him . Would have had him from the start if he wasn’t out injured

    • Russty_ says:

      You know you want to Neil!…he did average 95 one year, could get back to that or better.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Agree with all…………..except great team? Who told you that?

      His scoring should improve when he plays tougher teams too assuming he plays a defensive role, Also his TOG is low due to coming back from injury so I like the pick especially with the swing.

      Do you have sicily? You never know when u might need someone to replace him and having tmac at the opposite end could enable a nice escape from donut plan.

      Jokes Neil I actually like Melbourne and rate a lot of their players highly (Reason I started with Oliver in 2017 and Hogan 2018) cheers just wanted to wind u up for a moment haha.

  78. MEK says:

    ShOULD I HOLD KELLY OR TRADE HIM

    • Josh says:

      You've held him this long, might as well wait one more week. Will become somewhat of a POD.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi MEK, I would've traded him as soon as I knew it was a groin, but you didn't so may as well hold now..could be back next week hopefully for owners.

  79. Harv says:

    Did nicnat appeal?! Does anyone know

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      yeah he appealed decision tomorrow

    • Russty_ says:

      Not until Wednesday for some insane reason Harv, not sure why it takes 3 days to decide something like that, think they just wanna milk it and keep us all in suspense. I hope he gets off.

      • WithAllDueRespect says:

        His QC was unavailable Tuesday night so they allowed and adjournment.

  80. Redpill5 says:

    Titch or jelwood? I’m thinking titch. Won’t get him cheaper. Thoughts?

  81. blakey says:

    A morgan – spargo via cof
    petracca – ronke

  82. inNout says:

    Billings has been named in the guts. Keep or trade ? Was his 133 at the start of the season a fluke ?

    Need your collective wisdom community. Thanks.