PODCAST: THE BARGAIN BASEMENT BIN BONANZA

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It’s BARGAIN time, community.

Forget Boxing Day, forget closing down sales, forget that time Foxtel tried to make EOFYS a thing (Gretchen, stop trying to make EOFYS happen, it’s never going to happen), this week is where all the bargains you need to care about are.

Lekdog and Patch spend a whole 40 minutes scratching round the bargain bin of Supercoach this week, and we also poke around in the backline to find true love – well, actually it’s just a defensive premium option but that’s basically the same thing, right? Right?

We also have a chat to Hedge from Fantasy Insider who gives us an insight into all things daily fantasy and how Fantasy Insider works – including talking about a whole bunch of their free features.

While we don’t cover rookies this week – here’s the quick 4-1-1 folks, or at least as I see it.

Down back, Naughton has to go with a donut in his rolling average. Finlayson is next on the chopping block, while Murray and Doedee are surviving this week in Patch’s Potatoes.

There are no rookies really on the bubble worth bringing in – Keefe probably the top of that list, but as we’ve said in weeks past, going early on a rookie can spell absolute disaster. We’re looking at you, Ed Phillips.

Also – if you’ve missed the boat on Ronke, you’ve missed the boat. Don’t swim after the boat. As Crouching would say, man who run behind car get exhausted. Man who swim behind boat get wet and cold and left behind in the wet and cold water.

For everything else you could possibly need this week – it’s in the podcast. Chuck the headphones on and give it a listen, folks.

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  1. Crowboy94 says:

    Hey everyone!
    Any suggestions on what to do this week?

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

    Dangerfield, Mitchell, MaCrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Merrett, Kelly ( Holman, Spargo, Barry)

    Gawn, Nank

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

    20 trades and 119k

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Could go Doedee to Ryan in defence? If you see him in your premo squad of course. Id put him above Hibberd as potential top defender. Hurley and Howe having injury concerns is a real spanner in the works.

      Jake Lloyd worth a look. Tmac a bit of a maybe.

      • Finnius says:

        Howe has an injury concern????? Pls no. I have no defensive cover this week.

    • r_calve says:

      naughton to keefe
      billings to menegola

    • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

      Naughton to Keeffe
      Doedee to Yeo

    • james thomas says:

      get rid of naughton

  2. throttlefinger says:

    A big ol' yankee grin across my bloated, tired ass face. Thanks for the shout out, gents!

  3. Ken says:

    Is hogan the real deal?

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      I started with him at 380k for me he's the real deal πŸ˜‰

      Low BE right now so get him in if you have faith.

    • Mike says:

      No

    • Yeahnahyeah says:

      I didnt think so but now am warming to him… might be one of my last upgrades

      • Petracconaldo says:

        Yes, has an average of 106 this year if you take out the stinker he had against the Dons

  4. Monty says:

    Should I swap billings to Rockliff after ports bye? I can't wait to get rid of billings

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Worth a shot, if you can spare another trade later if rocky gets injured, which is probably 50/50, no exaggeration.

    • Derek says:

      Billing’s needs Saints to win to score well.

      Can you see any wins coming?

      Collingwood, Richmond, WCE, Swans and Suns before their bye.

      • Shake_n_Bake says:

        Will push the Pies this week Derek. Got that feeling it will be close.

  5. DANGER1VDUSTY2 says:

    Lekdog/Patch how about (you're special saying – he's good at football!) a new category titled – He Sucks Footballs!
    Billings and Petracca top the list.

    • Whatyasmokin says:

      Yeah but come on who would start with them? Petracca a slight possibility sure….but jeez Billings was overpriced bigtime! (Braces for impact of tomatoes being thrown by the community…..)

      • Doc says:

        *Throws tomato on behalf of community*

      • Derek says:

        There was just no-one else at the start. Gray not playing, Menagola overpriced, buddy get cheaper, Greene injury concern, JJK injured…

        • DavidSA says:

          There was no love for Mundy either no one here talking him up before the season.

          • Derek says:

            I had Barlow in my preseason team!

            Didn’t pick McLean because I didn’t even know what he looked like

    • Lekdog says:

      I love/hate this

  6. ronkeydonkey says:

    Ronke is a likely F1 with that mammoth average. Tim Kelly or David Mundy 2.0 with a ceiling of '17 Dangerfield going forward.

  7. Adam says:

    I need a Mid rookie for Finlayson???
    Anyone please

  8. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Phillips is nice, probably will not get dropped either, had the most touches for the Saints on the weekend in his first game.

  9. Corey says:

    Tim Kelly to Dayne Zorko?

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Surely you have other concerns ? Well done if you don’t Corey

    • r_calve says:

      kelly will grow another 50k or so an dis scoring better than Zorko, Zorko will also gett tagged by howe next week so hold off tll you can be sure

  10. Hchachenko says:

    Thoughts on cunnington and m crouch community? Really want Oliver but he’s a bit too exy and it means I can’t upgrade Naughton to anyone decent in the back line. The extra 60 odd grand would be handy.

    • Yeahnahyeah says:

      Wouldn't touch cunnington personally, if you wanted a north pod id go higgins. then again, can you see them both ranking in the top 10-15 mids end of year?

      • Hchachenko says:

        Thanks mate, ended up swinging it and got the bont and Jake Lloyd for doedee and Petracca (yep, had Petracca in the fwd line, moved him to the mid to trade him out) still dunno if it’s the right decision. Pressed the reverse button 300 times today FML.

      • r_calve says:

        Cunnington would get huge scores but his efficiency is horrible so I would suggest maybe picking up dusty next week cos he will be sub 500k

  11. blakeyboi says:

    finlayson to sicil or yeo

  12. r_calve says:

    what forward or defender should i trade in, can do either, i have 530k and i have Heeney, McGovern, Sicily, McLean, laird, Simpson and d smith

    thoughts please?!?!?!?!

  13. Sc_Wow says:

    Think guest appearances from community members could be a good idea. Perhaps those that are traveling well, see what they’ve done to achieve it.

    • Narcissist says:

      i.e. you.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        I guess I could be one.
        There are many high performing community memebers this year and the boys asked for suggestions. Would be good to get input from members

        • BVB21 says:

          I think it’s a great idea.

          The guys do a great job at the entertainment aspect but would a few of us see this as work rather than fun.

          Would like some advanced concepts discussed

        • Russty_ says:

          I reckon it'd be great if this site was registered Intense Debate accounts only, I know it's been said before but these name changing every 2 seconds trolls really are just the lowest form of life….probably lying on their couches eating crap all day and would have to be removed from their house with a Crane.

      • Doc says:

        While I agree that Wow most likely was referring to himself I don't think you need to be so salty about it. He clearly has half an idea of what he's doing being ranked inside the top 50 (not sure on actual rank) which means he quite possibly has some pretty decent ideas in regards to trades, how to plan for the byes etc.

        • DavidSA says:

          He said members and yes he has asked to be on the podcast sometime during the 3 byes. He has some info he wishes to share… what's wrong with that?

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      We've done nothing to achieve it Wow. It's all Luck remember!

      • Derek says:

        Even if it is just an article with the same questions given to a few fellas and they respond.

        Who were your starting PODs?

        What was your Ruck set-up?

        Did you start Danger?

        Do you look at upcoming fixtures before getting a player?

        • Sc_Wow says:

          Yeah I think there is a lot of community member that could offer some great material

    • Cpt says:

      Define criteria for doing well?

      Eg: Top 1%, +24 Trades,

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        So #3 ranked bloke has 19 trades there for does not meet criteria? Dreaming mate. People who are aggressive and go full premo asap are on top. You don't get to keep the trades for next year!

        • BVB21 says:

          Totally agree sixty6.

          Still seeing people with Murray, finlayson and Doedee in defence.

          What are people waiting for?

          I’ll be full premo in 3 weeks

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Exactly BVB! I am 4 away from full premo due to Nic Nat being rubbed out. Couldn't stand the thought of a donut so went to Grundy. Happier with Grundy now though.

            Also had Kruezer, Crouch, Greene, Walters.

            • BVB21 says:

              That’s some seriously bad luck.

              Impressive to still have such a good ranking!

              I think upgrading to Grundy was Correct though.

              It sucks when you can’t paint the fence but a one week delay is better then a donut.

              Wow will have the same dilemma this week. Has Hurley and Naughton out with Mirra and Murphy on the pine and can’t take two donuts with his ranking.

              The good news is that we can do these injury trades and still get to full premo easily this year thanks to some great rookies this year.

              • SC_Sixty6 says:

                Yeh abit unlucky but have to roll with the punches! Yeh Wow will sort himself out he has a good plan!

                I only mentioned the premo injuries as most also had the injured rookies.

                Gonna keep Kelly BVB?

                • BVB21 says:

                  That’s the million dollar question this week.

                  Option 1) I am thinking about running the E on Doedee if mirra doesn’t get named.

                  Then If he scores ok will trade Kelly to Danger.

                  Then Keefe in for Fogarty and move coffield to Mid.

                  Option 2) is Doedee out for Webster (risky I know) or Hurn and then Keefe in for Fogarty and move coffield to mid. Kelly would then go out next week for Phillips or Ainsworth and that would allow me to drop Henry who’s 114 would drop out for Heeney who 75 will drop out. Selling Henry high, buying Heeney low. I need Heeney next week because I have gray who won’t play next week.

                  The problem with option 2 is no Dangerfield and he plays Essendon, Carlton and Gold Coast next 3 weeks.

                  But the good news with option 2 is I can loophole week 10 with Barry for M8 spot (o can do that right?, he’s not locked out) so not having Kelly then isn’t such a bad problem.

                  The final midfield spot would then go to Rockliff after the bye as I won’t be able to afford danger.

                  With option 1 I would just run Doedee through till Hurley has his bye and then pick him up as will have enough money then with spargo, ronke, coffield etc max out

                  Decisions decisions

                  I am leaning towards option 1 because Hurley and Danger are safe bets and if Danger goes huge will be left behind.

                  Also I not confident picking Webster or Rockliff. Too risky. If I was further behind then it’s a risk I would take.

                  If I don’t get Danger now I won’t get him till after his bye when I upgrade an underperforming premo.

                  • SC_Sixty6 says:

                    Yeh get Danger mate. Beware of the 'ill trade if he scores badly'…..that cost me getting macrae the week of his 189 because Kelly got a 115 so I thought why do I need to trade…..now Macrae is gone haha. Out of reach.

                    • BVB21 says:

                      Yeah I was leaning towards that.

                      Glad to hear someone like yourself thinks so too.

    • prizza says:

      Hang on to those trades,, you aint got many left , had all the luck, and luck is 80% sc especially when 90% have the same squad of 40 from the begining .
      If you are inside 500 after round 16 you have the right to discount luck.
      Btw all the very best, but leave the trumpet behind for a bit.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Had my fair share to deal with
        Greene, Kruse, Zerrett, Hibberd, Hurley
        But my teams got through it with smart selections and replacements
        Eg starting with McLean, bringing in Gray early, Ditching Zerrett for oliver.
        Sick of hearing about all this luck

        • BVB21 says:

          Me too.

          You make your own luck.

          I play poker for a living and all the bad players always complain about their luck.

          SuperCoach is basically maths + strategy

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Yep I think a lot of people struggle with the math. Or looking at it critically.

          • JOHN DWYER says:

            Great analogy. Id say its the same discussion. You can play sc well and not have it fall your way at times but luck is only one aspect of the game.

  14. Matt English says:

    Finlayson>Sicily
    Doedee>Keefe
    Leaves me with 50k and 19 trades and 5 off full premo, what does everyone think??

    • NoLanguage says:

      Doing similar trades mate, Doedee to Yeo and Naughton to Keefe. Leaving me with 19 trades and 5 off not counting Hibberd. I think you're in a good spot, as long as we have about 10 for injuries post byes!

    • BVB21 says:

      Good trades but hard without full team to see if it’s the best trades

  15. Help!!!!! says:

    Laird, Slicy, Yeo, Mirra, Appleby, Duman (Buckley, Murphy)

    Oliver, Mitchell, Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Conigilo, Spargo, Mutch ( o' Connor, brown, Barry)

    Gawn, Grundy, ( olango)

    Heeney, Smith, Henry, Ronke, Zac Giles Langdon, Guelfi (Ahern, Keeffe)

    28 trades and 76k need help

    • Andrew says:

      You’ve only used 2 trades so far?!?!

    • sc tragic says:

      If you have 28 trades the world is your oyster.

    • Shake_n_Bake says:

      I think ur telling porkys! Why would you why have Mirra Appleby Duman Spargo Mutch Ronke Guelfi & Keefe ? none of these players were named rd1.

      • DavidSA says:

        probably started r6
        Only 13 premiums in a guns rookies is the give away. Needs to upgrade 9 rookies "πŸ˜‚ That won't be finished all season long.

  16. Worth getting Ballard (if named) and keep Holman to play through the byes potentially?

    • DavidC says:

      I'll be holding Holman unless he is dropped. Not sure of Ballard's JS.

    • Yeahnahyeah says:

      No idea why people would trade Holman now. Will be very useful through the byes and can score decently. One big score and could jump another 50k

    • prizza says:

      ballard looked comfortable i thought, sc relevant? not sure but may be a 150 gamer i rekon

  17. blakeyboi says:

    out finlayson – in ??

    out Coffield or dodee -??

    I will have 1,037,000k (cof) or 1,153,000k (Dodee)

    1 mid 1 defender or 2 defenders

    defence: Laird, Hurley, Dodee, Murry, Finlayson, Cole (Duman, Murphy)

    Mid: T-mich, dusty, cripps, congilio, Z-merret, t kelly, Spargo (Cof,Fogarty,Barry)

    Who should i trade in 1 mid 1 defender or 2 defenders and which ones.
    thinking of (sicily and yeo if 2 defenders) or (sicil and Crouch or oliver)
    thoughts

    • Matt English says:

      I personally would go

      Out Finlayson & Swing Coffield into defence
      Out Doedee
      In Sicily (if he’s not already in your fwd line) otherwise Yeo
      In Dangerfield

      Sicily will be a top 6 fwd and def, or Yeo who’ll be a top 6 def

      Dangerfield? Well it’s Dangerfield.. and I doubt he’ll get any cheaper

  18. sc tragic says:

    After saying thanks for nothing to Naughton, I have 3 back rookies to unload but I'm not really enamoured with any of the new blood at the moment, maybe Keeffe has to come in but !!!! . I also need to off load Holman/Banfield in the mids, don't like bringing in 1 gamers tho. Decisions,decisions.

    • Simo036 says:

      How much cash in the bank? why not upgrade instead of downgrading?

      • sc tragic says:

        70K thinking down & up have Sicily on back line with Laird, Ryan, then Dooda, Murray Naughton Bonner Henry.

    • Northernsoul74 says:

      Keefe is worth considering if you have Sicily up forward. If you don’t have Sicily I don’t think there are enough positives.

    • The Ranger says:

      It's that time of year eh tragic? I always think that this little period before the byes when your first round of rookies are reaching the end of their lifespan is the trickiest time. It can make or break your season.
      Do you cull early and get a bank for the byes? If so what do you downgrade them to?
      Do you hold them and hope they can either hold or increase in value?
      Do you take a punt on a Zorko/Rockliff type that might come good or hold for the premo you really want?
      Do you take the premo that fits your bye structure or grab the one that doesn't but will score better?
      Lots to think about this week.

      • NEIL demons delight says:

        Absolutely sums me up Ranger.Going early on PHILLIPS and opting for McDonald over YEO so plenty happening driving me nuts cheers NDD

        • The Ranger says:

          I think I'm gonna take Yeo this week to help my bye structure Neil so I'm looking to paint the fence but I started with Keefe so the rookie cupboard is pretty bare for me.
          Great score last week, you whupped me in the Magnificent 7.

  19. Finnius says:

    Thoughts on English -> Crossley?

    • HarryH says:

      I'm doing it, particularly considering Crossley is bye coverage. My only concern is Peter Wright coming back. Does that affect his JS?

    • INPieman says:

      Don't mind it. If Crossley plays through the byes that would be ideal

      • Finnius says:

        that was the plan.

      • Steeeve says:

        I really wanted English to keep playing and use him as a swinging bench option. Any chance he gets back in the team?

    • Blueth says:

      Crossley is a dead set gunnnnnn.
      Not being sarcastic.

    • Lekdog says:

      For cash it's not terrible, hurts flexibility for bye coverage though.

      • Finnius says:

        I mean not if Crossley keeps his spot though. Or do you mean DPP?

  20. BlueBalls says:

    Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Ryan, Doedee, Murray, (Mirra, Murphy)

    Mitchell, MaCrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Coniglio, Kelly ( Holman, Spargo, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui

    Heeney, McLean, Walters, Smith, Petracchole, Fritsch, (Henry, Guelfi)

    Petracchole and Doedee on the chopping block this week. Should I go

    Oliver and def rookie or Yeo and mid rookie (Early on Phillips?)

    Oliver is better for bye structure but leaves me light down back.

    Yeo helps my back line and gives me more options rookie-wise but I'll have to pay more for Oliver who's price will increase more than Yeo's this week (most likely).

    Does anyone have advice?

    • BlueBalls says:

      Also, I'm aware that it's Macrae and not MaCrae. I copy/pasted a team and edited that because I'm a lazy man.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I would prefer Oliver over Yeo. You only named seven of your eight on field mids by the way, I assume you will be swinging Spargo and Tracca to get Oliver, my only worry is not sure what def rookies are coming through, so like you said it is probably easier to do the Yeo trade.

      • BlueBalls says:

        Ah crap! I have Hogan where Walters is and Walters in the midfield at the moment.

        So I'll be swinging Walters and Tracca. Quite the head scratcher…

  21. INPieman says:

    The Curnow family can car pool to the tribunal tonight

  22. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Great podcast guys. Can hear the growing confidence oozing out of you two!

    As said in the podcast the JR community is really good at SC…..(this year anyway). Is it by coincidence that a couple of consistent top 100 finishers have helped with some advice….oh I mean 'opinions' for community members SC teams?

    Veteran and beginner opinions are hard to decipher. Looks like most people have filtered through the nonsense and found the gold!

    • prizza says:

      bullshit ,, you wont finish inside 5000 and i will bet on it

      • Russty_ says:

        I bet..he'll take that bet..I'll bet you he'll finish in the top 500 at least.

        • DavidSA says:

          agree with that my margin line on on him will be 750 $1.10
          He is trading with aggression which is always better than sitting on rooks for an extra 20k that may never happen or takes 3 or more rounds

          • Russty_ says:

            True dat Dave, gotta pull in the reins sometime soon though, or best laid plans can all go to crap if one is too aggressive.
            Lots of unexpected events still to come..as always.

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          You know me too sell Russty! 5000 is an insult lol.

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        Deal! Question is how much are you willing to lose?

        • prizza says:

          you can tell rusty that il take a grand that you wont finish inside 1000 , and i will bet you a slab about the 5000 line

          • SC_Sixty6 says:

            Why didn't you just reply to his comment?

            I've already had 2 blokes pull out on bets pre SC season. One was rooster, he has magically disappeared because he's ranked 51k and another nuffie stopped posting after I wagered 1000.

            So I'll take you up on $1k I finish top 1000.

            • DavidSA says:

              My Datsun will place 24th out of 24 cars <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="πŸ‘" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;
              The premiums 66 owns are top 30 players all year long so would be surprised if he falls out of top 750 let alone 1k

              • SC_Sixty6 says:

                Thanks David! I have 7 of the top 8 overall scorers atm. About to bring some PODs in to finish off the team. Let's hope they perform!

                • DavidSA says:

                  nice mate. You going for 1 Pod per line? excluding rucks of course

                  • SC_Sixty6 says:

                    I'll have 2 in D. 2 in Mid. 1 up fwd.

                    • DavidSA says:

                      thats all -15% ownership? Man 5 Pods your going for it "hope they get you to top 10"

                    • SC_Sixty6 says:

                      I started with pods…..but they aren't pods anymore because they have gone so well. Changes through the season.

  23. Mystic_Mac says:

    What are Buddy owners doing with him?

    • DavidSA says:

      i think he will miss a 5th possibly a 6th game so reckon getting Hogan would be the best swap for pts and cash
      Will make 75k for the swap

    • Holty01 says:

      He will be my final upgrade so the longer he is out the better for me.
      Honestly dont think Sydney will play him unless he is 100%. With Sydney sitting in the top 8 there is no real need to rush him back. Ill attempt to get him just after his bye

    • Dry says:

      Holding Buddy, surely he will play soon it is only a bruised heel.
      If I'd known he was going to miss so many weeks I would of traded him out when he first missed.
      You don't waste a trade on a player who is going to miss 1 week.

    • Sandyf62 says:

      I just rage traded him to Bont, moved Fogarty to the fwd bench.

      • Lazza says:

        Yep, thinking same. Bont BE is 58, and his last 2 games very SC'ish..

    • Lekdog says:

      Crying myself

    • Scouser says:

      I think if you've held him this long then surely you have to hold unless of course you've survived the premo carnage this year and got a stack of spare trades. Expecting him to be close this week but planning to cover for him and hope Walters is back. Holding them at the same time as our defensive rookies went into freefall has been a big challenge for me and my ranking fallen away from top 500 to 3000 still feel it's the right decision though as too many sideways trades will come back to haunt a lot of people when we get to the pointy end.

  24. Jambo says:

    I agree with Ronke. The mad dash for him or Macrae is a manifestation of “FOMO”. Who cares if you miss out anyway. Like Coach Carter said in response to losing his highest scorers last season, “We’ll have new high scorers this season.” Adapt and thrive!

    • INPieman says:

      Agreed Jambo. To my surprise Ronke is the 3rd most traded in player. Crazy. It's too late. Just made most of his money. But if your upgrading Billings to Ronke I don't mind it. And it's wait on MacRae. Too expensive now

      • DavidSA says:

        People will not see it now but only at seasons end 670k for Macrae and won't average over 120 for rest of season.

      • Holty01 says:

        It is a tough one with Macrae though. I think with most you either bring him in now or you may not get him as most midfields are now full premo or 1 short and i would think that last upgrade would be made next 2 weeks.

        • DavidSA says:

          Agree Holty only can get him in after the dogs bye as last mid upgrade for those who are needing It with that sort timing.

  25. Ricardo says:

    If you don't have Macrae now you'll never have him. If his price were to drop low enough to be able to afford him he's had a massive form slump and you don't want that sort of player.

    • DavidSA says:

      thats not how it works mate. He is sky high now and probably peaks with a 690k price tag. Only needs to have 2 weeks in a row of under 115 and his BE will sky rocket for 2-3 weeks and thus go back down to 600k

    • INPieman says:

      He has a date with Jacobs in a few weeks. He will be cheapish again

      • DavidSA says:

        yeah and then there is teams who have mid depth like Port and Richmond. They play NthMelb twice Port twice Richmond once in final 14 games

      • Derek says:

        Has had 6 of the first 8 games under roof at home.

  26. Laird Lad Donuts says:

    Jimmy bloody Webster
    Been pretty unlucky with Naughton and Hurley and one of them have to go, Yesterday it was Naughton-Webster but i've been reading through the comments and a LOT of people are trading in Webster so I decided to do a little research
    Webster is almost 25 and the break out age is usually 23-25 going off by memory, but for the past 5 years he has never averaged over 71
    In the past 5 years he has only scored 1 TON, 1, and only ton he scored was a 100 in 2015

    Is he finally breaking out or is it a role change OR is it both
    Simmo has been consistently good for the past 10+ years
    Community does anyone have more of an insight of Webster they could let me know?
    And also after all of this… Simmo or Webster

    • DavidSA says:

      Not much to do with Webster form or role change. He has games under his belt now and Saints are like soldiers meeting against machine gun bunkers on the beach. Lots of bullets flying in Saints defence

      • Laird Lad Donuts says:

        Would you take Webster or Simmo David?

        • DavidSA says:

          depends what your final 6 will be mate. a POD on def and fwd line is always better

          • DavidSA says:

            Can't possibly make up ground in rank without 2-3 solid PODs in your team. Rest of the Premiums need to be in the top 30 scoring players

          • Laird Lad Donuts says:

            Yeo, Sicily, Hurley, Savage, Laird are all locked in just the final spot for taking.
            Scared he is a trap with only 1 ton in 5 years and it only being a 100 in 2015 its pretty scary

  27. Laird Lad Donuts says:

    Sorry typo, Yesterday my trade was going to be Naughton-Simmo

  28. Dave says:

    Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, (Naughton, C,o shea )

    Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Holman, Coniglio, Kelly, Martin ( Coffield, Brodie, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui ( Cameron)

    Heeney, McLean, Spargo, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, (Crowden, Ahern)

    19 trades and 138k left help

    • Doc says:

      Would you be able to afford petracca and finlayson to Webster and sicily?

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      naughton to rookie and finlayson/murray/doedee to sicily, next week go the again finlayson/murray/doedee to premo def (heath shaw, webster) then the week after that it shall allow you to go trac or fritsch to robbie gray and if not you can just downgrade crowden/coffield.

    • redherringfc says:

      Just an idea, but you could get Keefe and Sicily, one as a fwd the other as a def. This gives you a swing that may come in handy.

      Keeffe is on the bubble this week, but I don’t know if he’ll play too many more games.

      Without looking at breakevens I’d probably offload Crowden and Finlayson, but you could easily make a case for half a dozen others.

  29. Warblegarble says:

    DEF – Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Doedee, FInlayson, Murray (Murphy, Keeffe)

    MID – Macrae, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Cripps, Mitchell, M Crouch, Martin, Kelly (Dow, Coffield, Barry)

    RUC – Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)

    FWD – McLean, Sicily, Heeney, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon, Spargo (Henry, Guelfi)

    19 trades and $52,900 in the bank.

    Having Doedee, Finlayson and Murray all on field is making me nervous. Finlayson will be the first one to go, but how can I best set up my defensive line? One up, one down?

    • NoLanguage says:

      I'd punt Doedee first. Finlayson looked a bit better last week, the Dodo looks tired

  30. Mike says:

    WHO DO I BRING INN . YEO . MACRAE ,OR GRAY

  31. blakeyboi says:

    Defence: R laird M hurley T cole T doedee J finlayson S Murray 

    Bench: L Murphy, T duman 

    Midfield: 
    T Mich Dusty Fyfe Cripps S coniglio Z merrett T kelly C Spargo

    Bench: D Fogarty, D Barry, N coffield

    Ruck: 
    M Gawn N naitnui 

    Bench: T english 

    Forwards: 
    I Heeney T Mclean D Smith T Taranto J Hogan B ronke

    Bench: B Fritsch  M Guelfi
    450k thoughts 20 trades

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Coffield > Danger/Oliver

      • Yeahnahyeah says:

        I wouldn't trade Coffield yet. Still has cash to make and I assume he will keep getting games as st kilda are terrible.

  32. smart as s says:

    Help, who will score more till the byes?

    danger, fyfe, oliver + doedee, finlayson, murray

    or

    e.phiillips, t.kelly, o'meara +sicily, simpson, jlloyd

  33. BlueBalls says:

    What are peoples thoughts on THE RECRUIT Matt Eagles?

    Will he hold his spot?

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      if u desperately need a downgrade defender, go for him, but he won't score much and might not hold his spot.

    • seen_burns says:

      If you need a back rookie I'd be going with Keeffe has the DPP so a benefit for Sicily owners

  34. Andre says:

    Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, (Naughton, C,o shea )

    Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Holman, Coniglio, Kelly, Martin ( Coffield, Brodie, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui ( Olango)

    Heeney, McLean, Spargo, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, (Crowden, Ahern)

    19 trades and 138k left
    need help asap

  35. Cpt says:

    With GAJ back, Kelly holding his own and Danger having spells in Fwd’s. Menengola comes straight in!

    6.2% ownership and easy games coming up.

    Holman and Finlayson culled for Men’s..

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Same trades for me except Brayshaw and Doedee. Will be holding Finlay until his bye and swapping him to Hurley. Holman should do well with a weeks rest after so much travelling and will play through the byes. You going early on Phillips?

      • Cpt says:

        Yep. At 26 Trades, no injuries and rank of 1700ish I’m shopping early.

        If he ends up on the pine he becomes my full time loophole, though I doubt it given saints performances.

    • Dry says:

      Your comment makes no sense, Menegola scored poorly the first few rounds with GAJ back in the team. Round 3 he scored a heap of points in the last quarter when GAJ was sitting on the bench and he got midfield minutes.
      Admittingly he did score well on the weekend with GAJ playing, but to me he appears to be the player most negatively impacted by GAJ's return to Geelong.

      • Cpt says:

        Maybe but he’s going to get third defender at best. His avg is good enough for me. Give me a FWD that’s 100+ each week? Started with McLean, Lambert, Heeney, Smith, Sicily (now in Def). And he’s DPP.

        Gray in after bye.

      • THE SALTSHAKER says:

        im with you Dry, and Gray will be fwd heaps

  36. John says:

    DEF: Laird Yeo Hurley Doedee Cole Naughton (Keefe Murphy)

    MID: Fyfe Cripps Titch Martin Cogs Zorko T.Kelly Holman (Banfield Brayshaw Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn Martin (Cameron)

    FWD: McLean Sicily Heeney Christensen Fritsch Henry (Spargo Guelfi)

    20 trades and $450k to upgrade players, any suggestions?

  37. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    M McGovern out for an extended period. Big loss to the crows.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Does this mean Murphy gets a chance?

    • Crowboy94 says:

      Murphy will be back. We need his pressure.

    • Beezneez says:

      I'm thinking D Fogarty like for like replacement. Hartigan should be back this week and, possibly, Riley Knight who I would expect to be picked before Murphy unless Gallucci gets dropped – although being their no. 1 pick last year , the Crows would want to get games into him. Murphy would also be behind Milera when he's over his injury. Crows will also have Alex Keath, Sam Gibson and Curtley Hampton back from injury this week.

  38. TommyC99 says:

    Do I trade out Billings for Crouch/Oliver. Which means i would keep findlayson, Doedee and Murray. Or Keep Billings, and trade one of those 3 to Simmo

    • redherringfc says:

      While everyone was watching the best showdown of all time on Saturday, I was torturing myself by watching the Saints. They actually looked good for a quarter and Billings showed glimpses of form (not that you’d know from his 50 points)

      I’ve held him this long, I don’t think it’s worth trading him now. For me, It’s a case of hold and wait.

      Can you get one of the mids by trading out one of the other 3?

      • TommyC99 says:

        i could but that would mean going early on a Cummings (already have keeffe) instead of Phillips. I know i am breaking the golden rule with rookies, but i had an absolute shocker last week and need to upgrade this week

    • Sandyf62 says:

      I traded out Billings round four for about 150k more than what he is worth now, if I was still holding him, I would look upon him as a rookie, he's scoring like one so might as well, if you had a rookie who wasn't going to make you any more cash and his scoring had dried up, what would you do, let me think for a moment, uprade, so Billings > Oliver looks like a good move.

  39. Simon says:

    Hogan, Tom McDonald, Darling or Mitch Robinson? I’m feeling a pod πŸ™‚

  40. smart as s says:

    till the byes, which two rookies on field?

    Finlayson, murray, doedee, e.phillips, fritsch

  41. Steeeve says:

    Who is best at m6 when all is said and done.
    I am assuming the top five defenders are Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Hurley and Sicily.

  42. smart as s says:

    highest priority, who to get first? Danger or fyfe

  43. Crowboy94 says:

    Going to do these trades this week.

    Naughton to Keefe to have that swing with Sicily.
    Doedee to Yeo

    Play 3 rookies on field in FWD line this week and swing Sicily back.

    Leaves me with 18 trades and 110k in bank, with 5 rookies on field to upgrade

  44. Ahmad rubas says:

    Josh Kelly out for his 6th week for any other geniuses that kept him

    • smart as s says:

      glad i swapped to coniglio after 1st week of injury given he is my favourite afl player

      • Defying_Madness says:

        I wish I didnt swap him to Coniglio not sure why you are happy with that trade

        • smart as s says:

          averaging 107.7 for a sub 500k, cant be greedy, could have been worse!

          • Defying_Madness says:

            Look at what he has averaged since you brought him in thats all that matter

            • smart as s says:

              doesn't matter dude, he is the ninth best mid at the moment in the comp, wouldnt surprise me if he is top scorer for next round. Except for the geelong match, hes been fantastic.

              • Defying_Madness says:

                What do you mean 'doesn't matter'? The average is insignificant the only thing that matters is their total points since you brought them into your team. That's why chasing points doesn't work and is a bad strategy.

                • smart as s says:

                  i reckon the average is a good indication of how well a player is going this season. I dont care what you think, coniglio will be top 5 mid by season's end imho. Good luck to you and your unnecessary arguments. Must be tough to be your friend or family.

                  • Holty01 says:

                    i think you have misunderstood what DF is saying. He is averaging 107.9 for anyone who had him since round 1. If you picked him up in round 5, he is averaging 93.25 for you.

                    • Captain Risky says:

                      Might have the Jacobs tag this week as well, so that isn't going to improve his scoring..

                    • Holty01 says:

                      True. Would think it is him or Shiels

                    • Defying_Madness says:

                      Yeah thats exactly what I was trying to say thanks Holty

                    • smart as s says:

                      it seems i cant convince you how good a pick coniglio has been. That 64 he scored has made him a bad pick in your book, but not in mine, saw plenty of positives from him.

                    • smart as s says:

                      If we take out the geelong game, where he scored 64 with 28 possies at an unheard 27 DE, he is averaging 106.25 pts for my team, dnt know wat the fuss was about. He certainly passes the 'eye' test and i will happily include him in my most disposal multis most week.

                    • Daniel Z says:

                      You don't get to "take out" a game though.
                      As far as what D_M and Holty are trying to say, I don't think the argument is that Coniglio was a terrible pick but it largely depends on when you brought him in (especially if it was for Kelly). If you brought him in when Kelly was announced as a late out ahead of round 4, you're doing alright (he's scored 489 points since then) but if you brought him in after giving Kelly 1-2 weeks to get right, then you're probably not too happy. I can see him top 8, but cannot see him improving his average to 115 (which is what you need to end up top-5 mid most years).

                      Interestingly enough, two other mids that were priced almost identically to Coniglio after round 3 have outperformed him by quite a bit: Ed Curnow, 592 points over that period; and Toby McLean, 558 points.

        • smart as s says:

          out of curiosity, who r the 8 mids u would hav ahead of coniglio

          • TommyC99 says:

            Danger, Fyfe, Oliver, titch, Dusty, crouch, Macrae, Cripps, Ablett, Jelwood should all average higher than cogs

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        yeah good trade seems to be slowing down after the easier draw at the start of the season but seems to be slowing down should still be a solid m8

        • smart as s says:

          I remember that geelong game, gws had a poor game, coniglio was let down by his team mates, but he still got 28 disposals and 5 tackles for a 64!

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Cog was terrible in the Geelong game, every time he touched it he turned it over. Can’t blame his teammates for that

            • smart as s says:

              yeah i think his disposal efficiency was around 30%, it was a bad game, but he still got 28 disposals, cant be too bothered about that game, he is still a fantastic proposition going forward im sure.

          • Ahmad rubas says:

            his DE was terrible that game

            • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

              13 yep 13%
              That is a whole other level of shite

              • smart as s says:

                my bad, that must be a record then for that amount of possies

                • Russty_ says:

                  Unusual for him being such a ball butcher, maybe he was hungover and un-co?..lol

    • Crowboy94 says:

      I didn't.. traded him to MaCrae after the 1st week he was out and haven't looked back.

  45. smart as s says:

    I think o'meara was hard done by sc scoring on the weekend, given he scored almost twice in DT

  46. Sandyf62 says:

    I just did two rage trades, I'm sick of holding injured players, having them sitting on the bench not knowing when they will be back. So Walters > Oliver and Buddy > Bont, moved Fogarty to the fwd bench, my mids look way better now, with only one rookie left ( Kelly ) and he could be a keeper at M8 or M9. My defence will just have to cope for another week without any upgrades. Is this a good move or should I uprade my defence first which has four rookies onfield, plus Hurley under a injury cloud, I would probably get in Yeo and Simpson, or do that next week like I planned.

    • Ja191 says:

      Walters will be back this week if not next, wasted trade. I see more warrant to the buddy trade but still would hold

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah I read he "wants" to come back in this week so he feels he's ready.
        Fogarty might have some good short term Job security too with McGovern and Walker injured.

    • NoLanguage says:

      I have Walters too Sandy. Hold him for sure

    • paul says:

      I am sticking with Buddy as I feel he and Sydney will have a really good second half to the season. Plus buddy at the end of last got a 160 & 180 his big is big.

    • Sandyf62 says:

      Thanks for all the advice guys, I ended up going Naughton > Yeo and Walters > Oliver. Getting in Yeo covers Hurley and I really needed another premo mid as I still had three rookies on field in the mids, now two and trading out Walters meant I could still afford to upgrade next week as well. I was also worried that Walters might not get as much midfield time when he does come back, thinking they will ease him back into it.

  47. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Doedee or Finlayson out is a topic almost all of us will be dealing with, I'm thinking Finlayson out this week as they have a harder game and Doedees spot is much more secure hopefully giving us an 80 or so

  48. James says:

    Naughton to Webster and Christensen to Darling, thoughts?

  49. Russty_ says:

    How long's Naughton out for guys?…been busy today.

  50. ROB14 says:

    I have 2 spots to fill with premos in def, midfield and forward line… Which area should I add a premo to this week?

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Depends on who you want to fill those slots with and how they are priced

    • Russty_ says:

      The way the defensive rookies are going , I'd say fill up your defence, Yeo and Simmo or T-Mac.

  51. Simon says:

    Who’s better out of darling and hogan and why?

    • RobDog says:

      Hogan, is running through the middle. Darling won't keep up the scoring when Kennedy hits form.

      • Tyruddanaut says:

        Darling is the one that they are delivering to. It doesn’t have as much to do with form as you think. But I agree with Hogan anyway.

    • seen_burns says:

      Hogan is 60k cheaper

  52. StevoRivo says:

    Nice podcast gents. Liked the guest from Fantasy Insider too. Liked the Rose Ceremony. If it came down to one defender choice, who gets the rose? Yeo or Webster?

    And did I not hear that future “special guests” may be coming? 🀫

  53. hedski says:

    My trades were gonna be Finlayson and the Dood to Simmo and Howe (couple $k short of Yeo).
    Been scared off Howe now with his hammy scans.
    I think it might be time to smash Billings out of my team (finally).
    Fin to Simmo √
    Shittings to Hogan? (Keeps some $ in the kitty, could swap Simmo to Yeo) or Shittings to Menegola?
    Cheers lads.

    • INPieman says:

      I don't think you can run the risk of bringing in a bloke that went for scans on his hammy. If it was GWS he'd be named, then a late out, & then out for 6 months. Don't take that risk

      • hedski says:

        Yeah reversed trades quick sticks when I heard that mate.
        Another option is Lukey R. Would allow me to get Yeo before Simmo.
        Had Hurley, Yeo and Simmo as my targets, bit worried about Hurley now.
        Been trying to punt Billings for weeks, not sure I can hold back this week, don't care how much he's lost, he's just so shit.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Consider Webster. He looks the goods and has a high scoring role. Slightly cheaper than Simmo, which means you can also get in Yeo. Simmo has a BE of 100+ anyway. He’ll be underneath 500k next week. Hopefully another shocker.
      If you don’t have Hurley, he’ll probably be better anyway for a future option

      • hedski says:

        I think I'll leave Webster alone Ty, have Savage already and have been trying to offload Billings for a while, shit just keeps poppin up. Will no doubt get Phillips next week, that'll do me for saints this year I reckon.

  54. Lazza says:

    McGovern out for 2 months with ankle injury… Mitch that is… :))

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      YOU almost scared the 4% of people who have him

      • DavidSA says:

        GO CROWS! top 12 here we come lol
        Just a shocking year

        • Beezneez says:

          Means opportunity for other players to step up. I really rate Alex Keath who will be back from injury – although a defender he can play forward and take a grab. Gibson, Riley Knight, Cheney and Curtly Hampton also off injury list soon. Hopefully Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane can get back on the park sooner rather than later.

  55. PizzaSafety says:

    What are peoples thought on Robbie Gray if he spends more time forward? I picked him up cheap last year but his time in the forward line impacted his scoring potential, although that would also have been due to his groin issues. I still think he'll play 40% midfield if Rockliff keeps up his form so a 100+ avg should still happen, might mean you can pick him up cheaper though.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      People that got him rd 2 won't be concerned because they are Infront with his big scores. If you got him in now I'd be alittle concerned with rocky performing well in the mid against crows. Time will tell. Will still AVG over 95.

      • PizzaSafety says:

        I agree, people who picked him instead of Billings at the start of the year (worst pick I think I'll ever make) would be incredibly happy, the reason I didn't pick him was because of my concern he'd play predominantly forward. Looks to be moving a lot better this year though and averaged 91 last year playing less than 35% midfield so you'd think he'd be pretty close to 100. Not sure who the second player to jump on will be after Dangerfield when it's time for Fritsch and Higgins to leave my side in the next few weeks (already started Sicily, Heeney and McLean) but time will tell with a few others looking good.

    • smart as s says:

      Don't worry about where he will play, will be top forward this year, very good form and a fantastic player to have in your team.

      • PizzaSafety says:

        The only problem is he plays pretty deep in the forward line when forward, meaning that he will have lower games when he faces a defender such as Grimes or Jetta.

        • DavidSA says:

          Got Gray rd2 as well and will look into picking up 2 more Port players after their bye to cure the 3 bye rounds especially that R14 disaster. 1 of the 2 new Port boys will be for cash gen if Hinkley got a clue and he bloody plays like he should.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Nah. Now way. Even with a 100 avg from now on, he will drop in price plenty. Wait and assess

      • INPieman says:

        4 scores last year of 45 or under. 50 shades played as a Fwd this week. And if he didn't kick a goal he'd have another sub 45 to his name. Yet Rocky had 31 touches in the guts. If you don't own Gray then wait & see. What 50 shades did last week was extraordinary. Hope he keeps it up

  56. StevoRivo says:

    22 trades & $80k. Have the Sicily/Keefe swing and have Petracca sitting at F4, doing my head in. So is it…

    1. Naughton & Petracca to Yeo & Phillips;
    2. Naughton & Doedee to Yeo & ? Cumming?

    Both rooks carry the 1 game risk though will be bench only for now.

    • PizzaSafety says:

      I'd vote 1, better to get rid of Petracca and use that money going forward than risk him losing more cash.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      You don’t have to trade Naughton this week if you have bench cover. Going a week early is often not a good idea.
      If you do have to trade, Phillips is the only one worth trading in

      • StevoRivo says:

        Defence bench cover for Naughton is Murray & Duman. F5& F6 are Spargo & Higgins.
        Also have 3 defender rooks on field.

        Could hold also but see Yeo as a real opportunity now and need the 2 trades to get him in.

  57. MEK says:

    DEF: Laird Hibberd Hurley Doedee Murray Naughton (Coffield Murphy)

    MID: Danger Titch Fyfe J Kelly Heeney Zorko T.Kelly (Higgins Spargo Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn Nicnat (Organo)

    FWD: Mundy D Smith Billings Ronke Fritsch Henry (Giles Langdon, Guelfi)
    450k in Bank what should i do Naughton to who

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      ID go Naughton to Yeo or Howe, maybe consider Simmo or Webster.
      Doedee also our trade him to another premium. Don’t try to bring in a bubble rookie this week. They are crap

  58. Murray says:

    T mac or Simpson . Have 503k for a premo def. who would you have out of these two or someone else?

  59. blakeyboi says:

    2 Premo deffenders or 1 premo defender and 1 premo mid?

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Depends on your structures. Try to equalize them so you have the same amount of spare spaces, but keep more spare in defense if there is only one spot difference.
      Eg. If you have 4 premium defenders and 6/7 premium mids, go 1 each. If you have 3 premium defenders and 7 premium mids. Go a double in def

  60. DavidSA says:

    I bought oranges just thought I would say that

  61. Tyruddanaut says:

    What is the hype on T-Mac. He is a key position player.(ugh). And he is only averaging 100+ because of one huge score

    • r_calve says:

      he is a key position player that can play in the ruck and the midfield and his lowest score is 86 and Weidman will get dropped this week so he will play more ruck

  62. hedski says:

    Tomahawk robbed of a week, 3 players get off with the same thing this week. What a joke.

    • Holty01 says:

      Im a Carlton supporter so im happy but i agree with you hedski.

    • Doc says:

      Charlie getting off I can understand but Ed had his hand square in the umpires chest. Then again Stevic and Thompson? Both saying they couldn't remember/it didn't bother them probably helped a lot too

  63. Sam_01 says:

    Who out of Webster Howe and Hurn, to be my last defender
    Will have Hurley, yeo Simpson savage laird. Need that last spot to fill I have Sicily up fwd

    • Sam_01 says:

      Ignore this I will be taking the great patches advise as bible and will bring in jimmy

    • PizzaSafety says:

      I would choose Howe if weren't for his injury and to a lesser extent price. Hurn has been going at an unsustainably ridiculous kicking efficiency that came grounding to a halt last week and was the main reason for his scoring since R16 last year. His kick to handball ratio might also be unsustainable. Webster could be a fantastic pick but could you trust him?

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I'd put Sicily down back and get a forward instead

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Bingo!

        • Sam_01 says:

          I was considering doing that I have fristch and Spargo to flick out of my fwd line, will bring in gray after his bye, and probably Walters when he gets back from injury who is the last person I bring in up fwd? I be had my eye on Mundy

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Do you have heeney?
            Heeney Mundy Walters will make round 14 very tough.
            Especially since you have savage in defence and are considering Webster. I’m also sure you would have a few rd14 bye guys in the midfield too.

            • Sam_01 says:

              Heeny will be my only fwd to miss rnd 14, so bringing in Mundy isn’t to bad as I can bench cover Atleast one of them.
              Do we know when Walters will be back?
              I just want to jump on a premo this week!
              Danger, dusty and Fyfe to miss rnd 14 will trade ftkelly by then!

              • Sc_Wow says:

                Walters back this week or next.
                Yeah so with all the trades you’ve mentioned you will have
                Laird Savage Webster
                Danger Dusty Fyfe
                Heeney Walters Mundy
                Not sure how well you’ll be able to cover that.
                I’ve only got laird those three in the mid and heeney and I’ll struggle

                • Sam_01 says:

                  Sorry I wasn’t being clear wow! It was a toss up of who to bring in, I don’t have Webster or Mundy yet! So just laird and sav to miss rd 14, mids as mentioned and currently just heeny up fwd.
                  with Walters coming back I’ll wait to jump on him after his price drop. Will only need 100k to upgrade fristch to him. That being said I can do one up one down both weeks and maximise my premo output. Might have to just run the injury cloud risk with Howe if I want a premo this week all things considered

  64. Simon says:

    I still have Toby Greene and he is expected to be back in 2-3 weeks… I don’t want to trade because then it sets me back a week with The trades I had originally planned.. thoughts?

    • Browncow says:

      The dilemma Simon is that if he misses rounds 9-11 the doc may say “do I let him play against Gold Coast or give him another 2 weeks rest including the round 13 bye”. Possibility you don’t see Toby until round 14. If you can trade him up to whoever you are missing out of Oliver, Danger etc then at least you salvage an extra 20ppg for less than 100K even if he comes back in. You can paint the fence with forwards but much harder to find cash for premo mids.

    • FFC says:

      How many trades do you have? I got rid of him a while back. Consideration is needed for getting team premo/scoring.

  65. Pauly says:

    R.gray or T.mclean or J.darling can afford all or do i move sicliy dpp and bring yeo or simmo

  66. Tristan says:

    Going doodee to yeo. Leaves me 18 trades do i use another one and trade out petracca now as i dont see him in my top 6 fwds at the end of season and thinkn of getting r.gray in after his bye. He spent a lot of time fwd though in the showdown. Is his role changed back to the fwd line now that rocky and spp and back in the middle?

  67. 3lostboys says:

    DEF: Laird, Yeo, Lloyd, Witherden, Doedee, Murray (Coff, O'connor)

    MID: Fyfe, Danger, Titch, Cripps, Cogs, Gibbs, TKelly, Banfield (Brayshaw, Crowden, Barry)

    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (McIerny)

    FWD: Gray, Mclean, Sicily, Heeny, Fritsch, Waterman (Spargo, Guelfi)

    50k and 16 trades left. Help me please lads! Was thinking of going banfield to phillips and then doedee to a mid or def premo like at 550k or under via sicily or crowden.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Doedee to Simmo or you could go to Keeffe opening up the FWD/DEF swing with Sicily and upgrade Banfield to a fallen premo (JPK, Crouch etc)

    • Russty_ says:

      NL's options are good but I'd be tempted to hold off on trading, otherwise you'll have 14 trades left for 14 rounds of SC, dangerous.
      Phillips has another game to play yet to see if it was a fluke or not.
      If Doodoo spuds it again, maybe do it next week?

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Still a fair way off full premo with that amount of trades left.
      You will be left with 4 trades if you go 1up 1down to get that full premo team

  68. NoLanguage says:

    Hey legends, that time of week again πŸ™‚

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

    21 trades, $182k in the bank.

    Thinking Naughton to Keeffe and Doedee to Yeo. Still leaves me with $170k and if Walters comes back next week only 4-5 off full premo.

    Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated as always πŸ™‚

    • NoLanguage says:

      *Titch not touch πŸ™‚

    • Russty_ says:

      Pull the trigger mate sounds good, I did a backline double upgrade this week, cause I saved a da money, good side, are you planning to get Dangermouse in anytime soon?
      Hope Walters gets back for you this week..

      • NoLanguage says:

        Thanks Russty πŸ™‚ Yeah obviously wanna get Danger in but been holding off due to his form, if Zerrett and Parker come good I'm hoping to upgrade Kelly to Danger as my last mid upgrade! How you going trades wise?

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      downgrade naughton down to cumming, doedee up to yeo, week after richards down to a rookie and then finlayson up to simmo, week after that henry down to maybe ahern if he starts playing and than fritsch to robbie gray, will leave you with a nice side before byes and only one rookie, cumming.

      • NoLanguage says:

        Thanks Badger! Reason I'm leaning towards Keeffe is to open up the FWD/DEF swing with Sicily, plus I hate bringing in blokes after one game. What's your reasoning behind Cumming, better player? Aside from that great advice pretty much the plan I had πŸ™‚

        • BadgerHoney7 says:

          sorry mate, forgot about keeffe, thats the right option, this will then allow allow you to go cumming/ridley next week for richards. your team is looking very nice.

  69. NoLanguage says:

    Doedee or Finlayson for Yeo? Reasons for and against either??

    • Russty_ says:

      Probs Doodoo first, looks like he needs a rest..and scoring has dived, Finlayson's has too though.

    • r_calve says:

      get webster or tmac, yeo is at max price so wait a bit more

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      doedee, higher b/e

    • Beezneez says:

      Doedee has higher B/E and set to lose money. However, last week I believe he played a shutdown role on R Gray which didn't help the intercept points he usually accumulates.- should have been Luke Brown on Gray. I got rid of Finlayson last week to effect a trade to Crouch. Thinking of trading Murray before Doedee this week cos I also have Appleby (think can score similar to Murray if he holds his spot which I believe he should although he copped couple of nasty knocks).

  70. HammerTime says:

    completely irrlevant community, but Cam Ellis-Yolmen is a pick i was really happy with, was like 270k or something and is now going to rise to 500 odd πŸ™‚ cheers

    • Russty_ says:

      Not irrelevant if you have him Hammertime :), I picked him up for 265K too when Armitage spudded and then got dropped, he's done well for us but it might be time to move him on soon, doubt he will make much more cash unless he busts out a few more 120's.
      Like the way he goes about his Footy though.

      • Crowboy94 says:

        Wish I had of jumped on him. Knew he would be a decent scorer as he loves getting in for the contested ball.

  71. Kezj13 says:

    thinking 1. doedee to Keefe push sicily back to defence
    then petracca to menegola or Westoff? 181k odd left itb

    or 2. downgrade E. Ratugolea to L.Keefe
    push petracca to mid the upgrade him to oliver?? 63k inb

    Team as it stands below:

    DEFENDERS
    R. Laird
    T. Doedee
    E. Yeo
    S. Savage
    S. Murray
    T. Duman
    (E. Richards)
    (L. Murphy)

    MIDFIELDERS
    N. Fyfe
    P. Cripps
    T. Mitchell
    D. Martin
    S. Coniglio
    B. Acres
    T. Kelly
    C. Spargo
    (N. Holman)
    (A. Brayshaw)
    (J. Garlett)

    RUCKS
    M. Gawn
    B. Grundy
    (T. English)

    FORWARDS
    R. Gray
    T. McLean
    I. Heeney
    D. Smith
    J. Sicily
    (B. Fritsch)
    (E. Ratugolea)

    if anyone see something else to do let me know!

  72. MEK says:

    DEF: Laird Hibberd Hurley Doedee Murray Naughton (Coffield Murphy)

    MID: Danger Titch Fyfe J Kelly Heeney Zorko T.Kelly (Higgins Spargo Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn Nicnat (Organo)

    FWD: Mundy D Smith Billings Ronke Fritsch Henry (Giles Langdon, Guelfi)
    450k in Bank what should i do Naughton to who and might get doedee out as well what two defs in tho

    • FFC says:

      I think you have a few options.
      -Swing Heeney FWD – correct weakness in FWD line, put premo MID in
      -Flick Naughton to Yeo/Simpson or other Premo Option

      What are you doing with Billings?

  73. Finnius says:

    Ross Lyon is confident that Walters will be back this week. Very glad that I held!

  74. r_calve says:

    Menegola, McDonald, Webster or Mundy?

    who to trade in?

    • Sam_01 says:

      Dunno if I trust Menegola with a full Geelong squad in, pass on McDonald
      Webster Mundy is a tough one I’m in same boat, will probably base it off bye structure

    • Angelo skoko says:

      Tmac swing player,not many good defenders

  75. martin says:

    Where's ol parfit at fellas?

  76. blakeyboi says:

    Out Tom Doedee in yeo
    Out Coffield in ed Phillips

    thoughts

  77. ERT says:

    laird, Simpson, Yeo, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, (Naughton, C,o shea )

    Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Holman, Coniglio, Kelly, Martin ( Coffield, Brodie, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui ( Olango)

    Heeney, McLean, Spargo, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, (Crowden, Ahern)

    19 trades and 138k left
    need help asap

  78. BadgerHoney7 says:

    "The Dockers expect Stephen Hill, Wilson and Walters will get up for the Sydney trip after missing the win over St Kilda." said on AFL.com

  79. FIGJAM says:

    Laird, Sicily, Lloyd, Doedee, Naughton, Murray (Duman, L. Murphy)
    Fyfe, Danger, Titch, Pendles, J Kelly, T Kelly, Stephenson, Coffield (Brayshaw, Bary, Spargo)
    Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron)
    R. Gray, McLean, Heeney, D. Smith, Petracca, Fritsch (Henry, Garlett)

    Thinking of going Doedee & Naughton to Yeo & Oliver (via Coffield swing)
    Leaves me with 19 trades & 91k; and 4 from full premo (assuming T Kelly is a premo and keeping faith in Petracca – will be my last potential upgrade).
    Should I consider Crossley this week for ruck cover and potential future cash?

    • Sam_01 says:

      Since you have Gawn nicnat same as me, you can look for other better rookies as we don’t have them both out in the same bye. Don’t think of the cover just think would you bring him in as a rookie for cash generation, for me it’s a no unless I could downgrade English to him, but I don’t have english

  80. Steeeve says:

    Wanting to bring in Crossley but two important questions have to be answered first.
    1. How long is Lynch out for?
    2. Any chance English returns for the Dogs?

    • Sam_01 says:

      I’d say English will return at some point and they put boyd up fwd, English played well for them. Lot of new kids getting a run at suns and I think they like Crossley over there I’d say he hangs around for a bit longer might get dropped off their bye though that’s the only problem

      • Steeeve says:

        Yeah I'd imagine with Day, Wright and Lynch available there is no room for Crossley.

  81. Noah says:

    I have naughton but Keefe as cover and im not sure what to do with Naughton. Still have Doedde and Finlayson onfield.
    Anyone have any advice?

    Cheers

    • Sam_01 says:

      As said in the pod, naughton won’t drop in cash, if you have cover don’t worry, cull the rookies that have peaked to get the most cash generation out of them look for upgrade targets/down
      How much cash you got who you looking at getting in? Doedee and finlay have to go soon if you want the most out of them!

  82. HELP ME says:

    Laird, Simpson, Yeo, naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Coffield, murphy )

    Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Spargo, Coniglio, Kelly, Martin ( Holman, Ahern, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui ( Cameron)

    Langdon, stepheson, Higgins, Fogarty, Henry, Fritsch, (Guelfi, english)

    25 trades and 48k left
    community i need help

    • Sam_01 says:

      Why is your fwd all rookies?

      • HELP ME says:

        i started late

        • Sc_Wow says:

          No point then

          • HELP ME says:

            k

            • Sam_01 says:

              Yeah nothing really you can do man! If your playing for leagues which you would have to be now, I’d probably recommend trading Holman down and Stephenson up?

              • Goat says:

                Holman is likely to play this week and has an early bye. Trade him out when he is about to have his bye. Get rid of Naughton because his "0" will hinder cash generation even when he returns in 3 weeks. Unless you are happy to hold him for 4-5 weeks he has to go this week.

    • Goat says:

      As I don't agree there is no point, I will offer – all focus on holding the cash gained by your defensive rookies (by trading out before they drop or a.s.a.p. if they score at present levels) and upgrading your forwards and that Spargo mid spot. I would look at Stephenson down to Ronke (I would not usually recommend him but he will gain $$ in short time more than anyone else at that price point) Naughton down to (say) Keeffe and play Coffield. Gains you about $300K for a $350K bank into next week. Trade out the highest rookies and go 1 up and 1 down every week until the end of the byes. Burn trades and try and get some balance in your side for value – there are a lot of fallen premiums atm and you have more trades than most left.

  83. blakeyboi says:

    Out Tom Doedee in yeo
    Out Finlayson in Patrick Dangerfield

    Should I get Yeo, Simpson or Sicily
    Danger or Oliver??

    • r_calve says:

      simpson is probably best value

      • blakeyboi says:

        danger or oliver

        • redherringfc says:

          One then the other.

          Danger is 30k more and has a be of 119. Oliver be is about 75.

          So Oliver this week, Danger next week.

          But don’t be surprised if Danger scores well over 150 this week, there were promising signs last game.

          If your plan is only to get 1, then Danger.

    • Kevdup says:

      DANGER – about to make his brownlow run – 150 plus from here on in

    • NoLanguage says:

      I'd be getting Danger in now. The lid is about to come off I think, he looked good last week

  84. Trades says:

    Naughton to Phillips (via coffield)
    Doedee to Yeo, leaving Finlayson as D6 for now.

    • Lazza says:

      You don't need to trade Naughton this week … his price wont change whereas Finlayson probably will drop with a BE of 85. .. best to wait a week for Phillips, or if you must trade, trade out Finlayson instead.

      • Trades says:

        I'd rather have Finlayson on and coffield bench rather than coffield on field.
        Finlayson just needs to clean up his play a bit for a big score

        • Sam_01 says:

          Gws is in shambles I wouldn’t be relying on finlay anymore injury crisis at strick at the Giants! Also it may be worth jumping on these rookies a round early
          Byes are coming up and if anyone’s teams are like mine my current bench is shocking
          Got Phillips this week assuming he will hold his spot
          Probably looking at Ainsworth and Cummings next week

  85. Need help says:

    laird, Simpson, Yeo, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, (Naughton, C,o shea )

    Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Holman, Coniglio, Kelly, Martin ( Coffield, Brodie, Barry)

    Gawn, Naitanui ( Olango)

    Heeney, McLean, Spargo, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, (Crowden, Ahern)

    19 trades and 138k left

  86. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Curnows back to tribunal.

  87. Rivo says:

    Seeing many commenta suggesting it may be better to put Naughton on the bench and trade another defender like Doedee or Finlayson. I gather that depends on your team set up, so here it is… 22 trades & $80k.

    Help appreciated please….

    D: Laird, Sicily, Hibberd, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, (Duman, Naughton);
    M: Fyfe, Danger Cripps, Titch, Dusty, Cogs, Zerrett, T.Kelly (Holland, Spargo, Garlett);
    R: Gawn, Grundy (Olango);
    F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petrappa, Fritsch, Higgins (Henry, Keefe).

    Current plan is Petracca & Naugton to Yeo & Ed Phillips.

    Yes/no – other options?

    • Rivo says:

      *Holman (M9)

    • Sam_01 says:

      If anything I’d downgrade Holman and upgrade petracca or doeedee finlay or murray
      How were you planning on getting Phillips in via naughton downgrade?

      • Rivo says:

        DPP swing to Petracca to mids, Spargo to forward.

        Are you suggesting downgrade Holman to Philips & upgrade to Yeo?

  88. Havin a crack says:

    Long time reader, second time with a question for the community.
    I’m am lucky enough to be able to do a double upgrade this week but I’m really struggling to confirm my to targets.
    Yeo and simmo or danger and simmo.
    I don’t have enough for danger and yeo.
    But my actual question to ya’s is,
    Is danger a must have this year?

    • Sam_01 says:

      Very hard to call if danger is a must this year, has spent a lot of time fwd and has still notched up good scores. That being said he has been battling a few niggles and looks set to go bang, but we have been saying this from the start haha! Can’t go wrong with yeo and simmo if you want a safe bet, nothing wrong with that at all. More a question of if you think danger will take his game to the highs of last year? Even if he sits around this 115 av mark I’ll still be relatively happy with him I’ve had him since the start

      • DacZawson says:

        Danger averaging 115 would put him close to the top 5 scorers anyway, surely he'll boost that average as the season goes on.
        He's a must have for mine.

    • INPieman says:

      Have a look at the Cats upcoming fixtures. Danger will dine out

    • NEIL demons delight says:

      Definitely a must have The next few weeks will go nuts Undoubtably no. 1 but can't say that about Dusty in fact probably wont get him now. cheers NDD

    • Sandyf62 says:

      Danger hasn't been a must so far, but he is now good value, if I hadn't started with him I would be getting him in this week or next at the latest. So Danger and Simmo for me.

  89. Havin a crack says:

    Thanks guys
    Yea I am aware of the cats next few games and that’s one of the reasons I’m thinking is this the week to pounce?
    I’ve kept my last two mid posies for both danger and dusty to be included at their basement price which i se danger is at now but with the inclusion of Kelly and Ablett into a already strong midfield I feel he will continue floating between the forward line and the guts.
    Yes a 115av is nuffin to complain about but is he still a captain opportunity?

    • Sam_01 says:

      Be shaky on captaining him I’ve vice captained him this week hasn’t shown enough yet to give me faith to captain him each week just chuck the captain on Gawn i should’ve done so the last few weeks hahah!

      • Havin a crack says:

        Is something wrong with me?
        I woulda thought I’d make the trade Sunday night and had the first week off since January not worrying about my team and what I should do.
        And it’s danger of all people, why am I like this?
        Surely it’s not because I hate Geelong so much?or is it

    • Dodoio says:

      Danger will go berserk against a weak non tagging Essendon. Sometimes however, following the sacling of a coach, the players put in a little more.

    • JugHead says:

      There are a few things to consider when choosing a captain, but I place a lot of weight on current form. On that basis, Gawn and Fyfe are ahead of Danger as captains at the moment. But it doesnt mean it will stay that way.
      Also, just my opinion, but I think Danger and Dusty will spend more time in the guts at the business end of the season.

    • Havin a crack says:

      Thanks again fellas

  90. DacZawson says:

    Tough decision to make this week regarding upgrades.
    First trade I'll go Naughton to Yeo.
    Second trade I'll upgrade Finlayson to any forward or midfielder.

    I have Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Oliver, Coniglio, Whitfield, Heeney, McLean, Taranto, Billings.

    Was thinking of going to Cripps for a mid or Menegola for a forward.
    Anyone I should heavily consider? Byes aren't too much of a problem given I have a decent spread.

  91. Rick says:

    What are the best moves to make this round? 21 Trades and $300K. Cheers
    DEF: Laird, Simpson, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Cole (Naughton, L Murphy)
    MID: Fyfe, Danger, Titch, Dusty, Cogs, T Kelly, Petracca, Holman (Barry, Brayshaw, Spargo)
    RUC: Gawn, NicNat (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney, Maclean, Sicily, D Smith, Billings, Henry (Guelfi, Fritsch)

  92. MEK says:

    DEF: Laird Hibberd Hurley Doedee Murray Naughton (Coffield Murphy)

    MID: Danger Titch Fyfe J Kelly Heeney Zorko T.Kelly (Higgins Spargo Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn Nicnat (Organo)

    FWD: Mundy D Smith Billings Ronke Fritsch Henry (Giles Langdon, Guelfi)
    450k in Bank what should i do Naughton to who and might get doedee out as well what two defs in tho

    • ErrolBurns says:

      Billings for McLean doedee to yeo you should have enough money for that

  93. Big V says:

    Hurley out for around 2 weeks with hammy..
    Stick or Twist ?

    • Sandyf62 says:

      Stick,I have enough problems with rookies maxing out, Hurley is a defence premo, put him on the bench till he comes back.

  94. NEIL demons delight says:

    Tracca will never be a relevant supercoach player though will emerge as a quality member of our premiership side. why? Hasn't got a tank and doesn't kick goals and a poor shot at that.. It remains to be seen if he can develop but chances are he is doomed to a JACK WATTS role only my opinion cheers NDD

  95. John says:

    DEF: Laird Hurley Finlayson Doedee Murrary Naughton (Duman Murphy)

    MID: Fyfe Cripps Titch Danger Zerret Oliver T.Kelly Brayshaw (Walters O'connor Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn Nic Nat (Mcinerney)

    FWD: McLean Sicily Heeney Billings Fritsch Garlett (Spargo Guelfi)

    With 21 trades and 281k, What is the best way to upgrade naughton to yeo?

  96. Campbell says:

    I need some help with my team. I have 24k in the bank and 21 trades left.
    This is my team and i have some serious problems.

    Laird, Sicily, Simpson, Hibberd, Doedee, Murray – Naughton, Keefe
    Martin, Fyfe, Oliver, Cripps, Mitchell, Coniglio, T Kelly, Holman – Brayshaw, Spargo, Barry
    Gawn, Jacobs – D Cameron
    Heeney, Hogan, D Smith, Billings, Fristch, Higgins – Henry, Waterman

    Was thinking about trading two out of Doedee, Murray, Billings or Holman. Also worried about the underperformance of Sam Jacobs. Who to trade and who should i get for them. I need some help!
    Thanks.

    • ErrolBurns says:

      Jacobs not playing this week I also have him I’m either upgrading to Sinclair or Sandilands

  97. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Clarke and Ridley playing on the weekend for the Dons, lets hope Guelfi is their as well

  98. Macca says:

    How about the mad Irishman and/or Johnny Bruyen over the next couple of weeks for the ideas on things so far…..

  99. blakeyboi says:

    OUT Hurley ($519,700) INMacrae ($676,400)
    OUT Finlayson ($345,300) IN Simpson ($501,000)

  100. John says:

    Whats keeffe's JS like?

    • r_calve says:

      should be okay for now while Patton is playing crap but once all the injured players come back he is gone

  101. taylor says:

    OUT Doedee ($355,300) IN Yeo ($531,300)
    OUT Finlayson ($345,300) IN Simpson ($501,000)
    have to go double defenders because hurley isnt playing
    thoughts

    should i get sicily over one of the two?

    • r_calve says:

      probs

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Taylor, I'd go Yeo and Sicily, Simmo is still good but he is 47 years old.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Whichever ones you think are at their cheapest price for a while. You will need all 3 come the end of the season.

  102. Ando says:

    Can Tuohy be a decent option for the rest of the season? Started the season solidly but has been average recently.

    Would be a straight swap with Finlayson. Has dropped $123K since the start of the season and is very durable.

    Thoughts?

  103. ErrolBurns says:

    Well I had this great trade that would bring me Elliot yeah but Sam Jacobs just been out in bout to play the only team in the league without a ruckman (the bulldogs who I barrack for) so thinking Finlayson out for Cummings or Ed Phillips or Keefe whoever but then trading Jacobs out for Sinclair Or Sandilands can’t go Grundy since I have Gawn and they have the same bye round.
    So Sinclair or Sandilands?

  104. Sean says:

    Need suggestions? Slammed at work and don't have much time to research things before lockout. Naughton out, Hurley hurt Nank???

    21 Trades Left

    $236,900 salary remaining

    Laird, Hurley, Doedee, Naughton, Finlayson, Keefe (Richards, Mirra)

    Dangerfield, Mitchell, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Selwood, Coniglio, Kelly ( Holman, Banfield, Brodie)

    Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    r Grayy, McLean, Sicily, D. Smith, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon (D. Fogarty, Guelfi)

  105. John says:

    Hi community
    I have a conundrum – which cheapie mid to pick at around 450K?
    Adams, Parker or Mundy (M/F).
    Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

    • TheResurrection says:

      Don’t really want any “cheap premiums” in the mids John. If you absolutely have to, I’d go Mundy, then swing him forward & get a stronger mid in when you’ve got the $$

  106. Rocket says:

    Thoughts on Hurley > Webster and O'Meara to Oliver… Only leaves 6K in bank with 18 trades…

  107. Chicken says:

    Clayton Oliver or Matt Crouch?

  108. Ben says:

    Those who have Hurley are you holding or trading? I'm holding on to him…

  109. BVB21 says:

    Wow – Good week for Murphy and Mirra to come back in 😊

  110. Placey says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just wondering if should I get Sicily or Yeo and why?

  111. NoLanguage says:

    Will Mirra be in the 22 Hawk fans? Kinda hoping he won't so I can loop Richards tomorrow night

  112. Garryowen says:

    Any thoughts on Kane Lambert. Very tempted as a POD

  113. Will says:

    To everyone who started Whitfield over Cripps because you wanted a pod. Sucked in!

  114. Filth Wizard says:

    I have plenty of trades left (24) and would like thoughts on

    1. Brayshaw (freo) to Phillips and Sauce (Has to go) to Naitanui leaves $145k or McKernan leaves $310k in the bank.

    Naitanui yes a keeper or $310 cash to upgrade next few weeks to Dusty, Walters, Cripps etc. McKernan seems destined to play while Daniher is out which could be a while.