HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED Round 10

Nat Fyfe produced a mammoth performance at Optus Stadium on Sunday while Brodie Grundy is doing his best to challenge Max Gawn for the number one ruck position with a dominant display on Friday night.

Coaches enjoyed a higher scoring round on the weekend, with par being around the 2350-2400 mark.

The Heroes

Brisbane bull Mitch Robinson (171 SC) was at his combative best on Saturday afternoon against the Swannies. 26 of his 35 disposals were contested and he also had a massive 13 clearances and seven tackles.

Those lucky enough to have the C on Nat Fyfe (163 SC) on Sunday reaped the rewards. A staggering 26 of his 31 possessions were contested. Teammate Michael Walters (146 SC) also had a day out with 27 touches, two goals and eight marks while fellow Docker Luke Ryan (136 SC) finished with 28 possessions and 10 marks.

Brodie Grundy (152 SC) is taking it right up to big Maxwell in his quest to become the game’s number one SC ruckman. He was instrumental for the Pies on Friday night finishing with 26 disposals – 21 of them contested – seven marks, 38 hit outs and seven clearances.

Patrick Dangerfield (133 SC) continues to show signs he is returning to his best. A definite captaincy option in the coming weeks. He had 29 disposals, 17 contested possessions, eight clearances and a goal against the Blues.

We need to talk about Adam Treloar (133 SC). There’s no doubt he can find the pill, but as many coaches found out last season, he has a tendency to butcher the pill. But he’s averaging 111 after 10 rounds to be in the top 10 midfielder conversation. He’s only gone two scores under 100 in that time. Sore groins are a worry though. Anyone see that footage of him walking to training the other day?

Jimmy Webster (128 SC) has emerged a legitimate top six defender this season. Had 36 possessions on Saturday and has turned into St Kilda’s playmaker off half back. He’s now averaging 108 so far in 2018 and has tonned up in every game bar two, where he scored 81 and 95. He looks the real deal. Get him in.

Forward premo options Isaac Heeney (128 SC) and Toby McLean (122 SC) both enjoyed excellent matches. Heeney had 20 possessions and two goals while McLean finished with 33 disposals, nine marks, 10 tackles and seven clearances.

Eagle midfielder Andrew Gaff (133 SC) is currently enjoying a purple patch. He had another brilliant game on Sunday for the Eagles, tallying 35 disposals, 12 marks at 80 per cent disposal efficiency. Richmond captain Trent Cotchin (125 SC) is in close to career-best form this season. He had 32 possessions – 17 contested –and nine clearances.

Josh Caddy (146 SC) and Jade Gresham (121 SC) kicked six goals each for their respective sides on Saturday, as the Tigers got the job done against the Saints.

Other scores: Tom Stewart (135 SC), Angus Brayshaw (130 SC), David Zaharakis (126 SC),  Mitch Duncan (123 SC), Jesse Hogan (123 SC), Tom Phillips (122 SC), Jarryn Geary (121 SC).

The Villains

Marcus Bontempelli (47 SC) had just 17 disposals playing as a pure mid on Friday night, while Collingwood defender Jeremy Howe (59 SC) was kept quiet and had only 14 touches.

It’s been an up and down season for Tiger forward option Kane Lambert (72 SC) who produced another inconsistent performance on Saturday.

Young Lions defender Darcy Gardiner did a number on Lance Franklin (60 SC), while Charlie Curnow (59 SC) suffered from lack of opportunities for Carlton on Saturday night.

Midfielders Dylan Shiel (47 SC) and Lachie Neale (74 SC) were both well below their best for the Giants and Dockers on the weekend.

The Redeemers

Carlton defender Kade Simpson (140 SC) bounced back in brilliant style after 72 the previous week. He’s now almost certain to finish as a top six defender. Bomber Devon Smith (120 SC) rewarded his owners with a nice outing in his side’s win over GWS.

Ruck duo Stef Martin (134 SC) and Matt Kreuzer (139 SC) enjoyed standout games on the weekend with 58 and 39 hit outs respectively, while Geelong’s Sam Menegola (125 SC) was in fine touch after scoring 59 the previous week.

Defender Shane Savage (104 SC) and forward Allen Christiansen (100 SC) hit three figures after quiet periods while you have to admire the class and poise of Dayne Beams (141 SC). He bravely gave up the Brisbane captaincy during the week due to cope with the death of his father and had 38 disposals for the Lions on Saturday.

After a down month which included scores of 93, 64, 100 and 89, Stephen Coniglio (138 SC) was back in a big way for the Giants on Saturday. He had 32 touches, 18 contested possessions, seven tackles and 12 clearances. Teammate Heath Shaw (149 SC) was an absolute lynchpin in defence and enjoyed plenty of intercept possessions.

The Prodigies

With Finlayson and Murray dropped, the likes of Tom Doedee (104 SC), Ed Richards (102 SC) and David Mirra (81 SC) stepped up when they owners needed them to in defence. Forward options Jack Henry (99 SC), Bayley Fristch (87 SC), Ben Ronke (74 SC) and Matt Guelfi (68 SC) were also very serviceable.

Demons forward Tim Smith (102 SC) is the stand out bubble boy for this week, while Saint Logan Austin (106 SC) is a $155K defender worth considering if he can back up his ton on the weekend.

Bubble boys: Tim Smith (102 SC), Bailey Rice (68 SC), Patrick Kerr (56 SC), Jordan Ridley (49 SC), Tom McCartin (23 SC), Mitch Lewis (22 SC).

2018 first gamers: Logan Austin (106 SC), Jamaine Jones (40 SC), Ryley Stoddart (35 SC).

Other scores: Adam Cerra (75 SC), Willie Rioli (72 SC), Paddy Dowe (72 SC), Andrew Brayshaw (72 SC), Bailey Banfield (64 SC), Flynn Appleby (63 SC), Charlie Spargo (60 SC), Jaidyn Stephenson (59 SC), Cam O’Shea (59 SC), Ed Phillips (57 SC), Tim Kelly (57 SC), Tom Cole (54 SC), Hunter Clark (53 SC), Darcy Fogarty (52 SC), Jack Higgins (51 SC), Jake Waterman (49 SC), Billy Gowers (49 SC), Jordan Gallucci (48 SC), Zac Giles-Langdon (45 SC), Oscar McInerney (41 SC),Lochie O’Brien (36 SC), Cam Rayner (35 SC), Zac Bailey (30 SC), Myles Poholke (28 SC), Matt Eagles (28 SC), Esava Ratugolea (-2)

The Damned

Tim Kelly (57 SC) dropped almost 30K on the weekend and has a breakeven of 136 this week. Depending on your structures heading into the byes, he should be a priority to upgrade this week if possible.

Those who have defenders Jason Johannisen (42 SC) and Bacher Houli (15 SC) should look to move them on. Top Deck only had 14 touches on the weekend, while Houli failed to play out the game due to groin problems.

Isn’t it concerning this score from Jack Billings (70 SC) is considered an improvement on previous form? Some coaches have even reverted to playing Billings on the bench and playing a rookie on the field, such has been his fall from grace.

Exciting Cat Esava Ratugolea (-2) suffered a shocking leg injury and looks set for an extended period on the sidelines.

How did you go, community?

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  1. slats7 says:

    Is Rockliff worth the risk?

  2. Eric_the_Red says:

    Kelly to Smith (via Spargo)
    Garlett to Fyfe.

    Waste of money due to Fyfe's price or a no brainer? I could look for value elsewhere but I hate missing out on Fyfe's scores (took Neale at start of year instead)

    Will complete my midfield.

  3. BrownlowBoy says:

    Are people trading in premiums this week who haven't had their bye yet e.g. Cripps or going for Port/Suns players who have had their bye like Westhoff?

    Not sure if trading in player such as Cripps etc who have their bye next week is pointless or not.

  4. Doc says:

    Not really SuperCoach relevant but to SC66 (dw it's not a rant😉) or anyone else that may know, why was Dylan Shiels TOG so low, only 75%? Is he carrying some sort of injury?

    • Dildor says:

      GWS always have some weird sh!t going on with their interchanges. He was caught on the bench for 6 or so minutes. That combined with conigs and ward being on fire was why it was a bit low.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Nothing in it Doc! Most likely held up for consecutive stoppages and that does happen on opposite side of interchange which makes it hard for rotations as they don't want to be caught out 1 less in the contest.

  5. BoltonsBlues says:

    Ranked 497 with 14 Trades left, passing up on Walters due to his bye round.

    Lloyd, Laird, Sicily, Ryan, Simpson, Doedee (Mirra, Murphy)
    Macrae, Fyfe, Danger, Cripps, Titch, Cogs, Dusty, Zerret (Coffield, Barry, Phillips)
    Gawn NicNat
    Mclean, Gray, Henney, Fristch, Fisher, Henry (Sprago, Guelfi)

    Thinking just Coffield to T Smith (Sprago swing) to get some bank up, will have 140k if i do that trade
    Based on last weeks teams ill have
    19 players Round 12
    19 players Round 13
    17 players Round 14

    Thats not including players that didnt play last week, so if Murphy or Barry get a call up ill have 18 for Round 14

    Thoughts?

    • Jack says:

      That's solid enough I think. Remember also in Round 14 you can trade in players who have already had a bye, so that 17 could easily be 20 on that alone

    • Roger says:

      great team but need to turn Fritz and Henry into premo's soon and if injuries strike your trades are looking thin . remember finals. Nic nat sideways to Grundy for perfection. very solid.

  6. seen_burns says:

    Can't believe I'm still talking about Billings.
    Should I trade Billings, could AVG well after his bye and get his confidence back, or Fritsch cash gen will stagnate and is a rookie.

  7. Millsy says:

    Got 4 upgrades to go. 16 trades left. Thinking Walters and Smith in this week (121k kitty). Then double downgrade and either Simpson on his bye or Webster ( Webster could leave me exposed in rd 14) Then 1 down grade, Mcreae and (Gaff, Oliver or Cripps). Would leave 8 trares and a fullish side by rd 13…… Billings will need upgrading.

    Team would be by rd 13:
    Backs: Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Hurley, Lloyd, (Webster or Simpson)
    Mids: Mcreae, Titch, Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, M. Crouch, Conig, (Oliver, Cripps, or Gaff).
    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy
    Forwards: Mclean, Heeney, Walters, Buddy, D. Smith, Billings.

    Who in the brackets do I get, or others not suggested?

  8. taytay says:

    OUT
    T. Kelly MID $401,700
    L. Murphy DEF $198,800

    IN
    T. Smith FWD $123,900
    K. Simpson DEF $497,500

  9. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    How many trades and cash do teams have? I have 20 trades & $200k. Im looking at Smith and Rice to bring in this week for Murphy & Garlett just need players playing over the byes.

  10. Bells says:

    Dangerfield or Walters in this week? The choice is doing my head in. Leaning toward Danger. ..

  11. Simo036 says:

    Paddy, all day, every day.

  12. Sc_Wow says:

    I didn’t go too bad, slipped a few places but happens to the best of us. I think patch even had a down week!
    Hoping to get Hurley back this week, and two new recruits Walters and rocky.
    Let’s hope next week is better!

  13. Rick Grimes says:

    Walters looks great value but he's brittle. Not sure I can risk a trade on a bloke who could well miss weeks at any time??

  14. The Ranger says:

    Taylin Duman. Is he gonna get another game or do we just ditch him for Rice/Ridley?

  15. Ricardo says:

    Not sure what the fuss is about Rockliff. Averages less than Billings. Had his bye is the only thing going for him. It's just a nothing trade IMO. Seems people are racing towards 'full premo' without actually having absolute premos in their team.

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Was injured to start the season. Have a look at season prior where he started similar. Let me know what you find out mate.

    • Keenbutclueless says:

      Rocky appeals on a few fronts. If you are chasing the pack (like me) you need to get a few POD’s in there. Given his injury history, interrupted pre-season, horrible season start, he’s not really a risk worth taking for highly placed teams. So if you get him and it comes off, you might make up some ground.

      And, yes he is handy for the byes. Should make some cash.

      For my own structure, I think I can get to no rookies on field by round 13. I will have Mirra, Austin, Holman, Giro, Ahern, Smith and Spargo on my benches. So across Rounds 14 and 15, I can still have enough cash to upgrade those who are short of full premium. At the moment, that looks like Hibberd, Zerrett, Rocky and Lambert. Three of those 4 have been genuine premiums, so still a chance they might stay. But enough cash generation left if they don’t.

      I have run a lot of scenarios. They all work better if I take Rocky now.

      In short, taking Rocky might still be a good play, despite his risks, depending on where your team is placed, your bye structure and your immediate cash.

    • redherringfc says:

      If he stays fit for a few weeks then I think he’ll pump out a few 100-120s, quickly go up in price and it will be worth it.

      If he really hits his straps, then he will consistently pump out 120-150s, with the odd massive score thrown in. He’ll rise to over 700k and be a must.

      If he gets injured next week, we knew the risk.

      The possible rewards outweigh the risks.

    • Doc says:

      Pretty sure most people will be selecting Rocky as bye cover and also someone that could quite possibly turn into a premo by he end of the year. If it seems like he's not performing upto that 100-110 ppg standard I'm sure a lot of people will have a back up plan that would have Rocky as an M9 looper.

  16. Matty Humphreys says:

    Thinking this week Kelly and Langdon out Pends and Smith in, thoughts?

  17. Marcus says:

    Current bye structure is
    20 (14 premos)
    17 (15 premos)
    17 (12 premos)
    Does that seem under where I need to be?

  18. Mark says:

    Didn't do too badly. 2,568 and moved up to a ranking of 104:) Brought in Webster this week which worked out pretty well:)

  19. Gibbs says:

    hinking of going Tim Kelly to Boak. Reasoning is Boak is averaging 98, a good pod only in 2% of teams and will play through the byes. My plan is to then in 2 weeks swap him into the fwd line and trade Fritsch to my final premo mid, thoughts?

  20. NoLanguage says:

    Hey Community, great to see some ripping scores this week. Managed 2574 and up to 1800 in rank but have a quandary…

    B – Yeo, Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Mirra, Richards (Keeffe, Finlayson)
    M – Fyfe, Danger, Cripps, Titch, Cogs, Dusty, Parker, Zerrett (Barry, Phillips, Mutch)
    R – Gawn, Martin (Cameron)
    F – McLean, Sicily, Heeney, Smith, Walters, Fritsch (Guelfi, Spargo)

    17 trades, $170k

    Option 1 – Double downgrade – Finlayson/Mutch > Rice/Smith leaving me with $420k
    Option 2 – Paint the fence – Finlayson/Mutch > Simmo/Smith leaving me with $50k

    Option 1 leaves me 4 off full premo (inc Hibberd) and a bye coverage of 15 premo/21 total in R12, 13/18 in R13 and 12/19 in R14
    Option 2 leaves me 3 off full premo (inc Hibberd) and a bye coverage of 15 premo/20 total in R12, 14/18 in R13 and 12/20 in R14

    Sorry about the long message, any advice is hugely appreciated as always 🙂

  21. Northernsoul74 says:

    Deledio our for 2 months.

  22. Defying_Madness says:

    I think if Ridley gets named this week I will have to go him just because of the bye situation.

  23. AFC1886 says:

    T Kelly to Rocky or Walters?

  24. Fearthebeard says:

    Webster, yeo or Walters this week lads?

  25. John says:

    I want to get tim Smith this week but I don’t have any rookies ready to cull besides Keefe, the only thing is it won’t give me much cash. My other rookies are Fritsch, Spargo, Guelfi and Henry, what do I do?

  26. Alan31 says:

    Is Ed Curnow a good trade in option for tim kellly?

  27. Nifty says:

    Thoughts please.

    T Kelly to Rocky or Dusty?

    Thanks.

  28. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Are people trading in Rocky in the hopes he will be a season long M8?

    • Philip says:

      For me M9 with an average of around 100. Gives me good coverage during the byes and is very cheap

      • Sc_Wow says:

        And also saves an injury trade down the track

        • DavidSA says:

          No for me I'm hoping he scores 95-100 4 round avg for the R11 R12 R13 R14 period. Then be priced around 520k by then which is 150k up from his current price!
          That's the up side
          The bonus is you can choose to use that coin made or keep him M9

  29. taytay says:

    what 8 mids should we have?

    • Maverick_ says:

      must haves so far are danger, macrae, dusty, mitchell cripps, Fyfe, oliver kelly you ideally want 6 of them by seasons end. kelly & danger even with injury and form will be top 8
      for PODs i like treloar, E. Curnow & cotch
      Thats my opinion.

    • DavidSA says:

      There is the Holy 5
      1 Titch
      2 Fyfe
      3 Danger
      4 Cripps
      5 Macrae

      That's currently

      Martin, Oliver, Treloar, Gaff, Pendlebury, Neale, Coniglio ect all next tier

    • redherringfc says:

      Obvious ones are Fyfe, Danger, Mitchell.

      Pretty sure Dusty and Oliver will be there as well.

      Macrae, but I wouldn’t spend the $$ on him at the moment.

      There’s a range of others to fill those last 2. I’ve got JKelly, Merrett and Rocky. Hopeful on Kelly, Merrett has disappointed so far and I would rather someone else. Rocky, we’ll see.

      • redherringfc says:

        Going on current numbers, Cripps should have been included.

        I don’t have plans for him, so hoping he tails off near the end of the season.

  30. Admin smack down says:

    aaahh the serenity.

  31. taytay says:

    news on hurley will he be back????

  32. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Scored 2497 so only on par and now ranked #656

    The line has been drawn as certain community members can get away with murder. Admin didn't even bat an eyelid and deleted abusive and vulgar comments towards myself and Wow so others could not see.

    Talk about conspiracy. At least I now know what language is acceptable here which has been clearly outlined due to the deleted post I made about INPieman's direct profanity toward Wow

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Yep very disappointed. Seems like there are a lot of sheep that throw out abuse and then hide behind the line of community. Not sure that you understand the term. The hypocrisy is ridiculous. I may post my rank from time to time but do not stoop down to using vulgar language

    • Maverick_ says:

      I don't mind you blokes when yas arent peacocking round gloating and shooting down other members opinions.
      But at the same time you two do cop alot of heat which is probably un warranted at times.
      Yas are very informative and a decent assett to this site 90% of the time the other 10% even i wanna knock ya blocks off haha We need to all find a way to get along cause last year this community was a heap of fun with banter and friendships formed through here that carry on over years it's nice to come back and see the familiar faces of TOPHAWK, BrownlowBoy & INPieman.
      We all just have to remember alot of people play for leagues & fun.
      Jock didnt build up this empire and the best forum on the net to have everyone shit on it & burn it to the ground.
      Now lets get back to a tight knit COMMUNITY and doing what we al love and that is supercoaching 🙂
      Lets keep the banter going its all in good fun just keep it above the belt.
      Cheers,
      Mav

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Not too popular are ya? Hehehehehehehe

    • INPieman says:

      66 & ShamWow I make no apologies to 2 clowns that have nothing better to do than take cheap shots at people asking for advice. The epitome of key board warriors. I realise you are mates in real life. So have a cuddle & a reach around on each other. Get that happy ending your looking for

      • Maverick_ says:

        Well i tried to get the community back on track 🙁 but doesn't look like pieman and TH are going to be overly cooperative

        • Sc_Wow says:

          Disappointing that

        • Connor says:

          There is good reason to be sick of Wow and 66 – both are already on their second chance having already been blocked once this season – can only assume they made all sorts of promises to get back in (haven't upheld these thus far)…

          • INPieman says:

            You can't polish a turd Connor

          • Sc_Wow says:

            Nope we were just unblocked, that rooster bloke never returned maybe it’s others that are the problem. You might reflect on what you guys are saying one day and actually see you’re a major part of the problem. No key board warriors here, I’d say personal abuse falls under the warrior banner, having different opinions on sc related matter just provides alternative views. I can’t help that those alternative views upset people. I will never be a sheep 🐑

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          It's hard to change people set in their ways for so long Mav.

          It's funny how Pie said he would never reply to myself or Wow only 3 hours ago. Yet he again posts abuse. This time homophobic slander. How people so called respect Pie is beyond me.

          Not to mention he'd be a mouse in reality, the hypocrite by calling us keyboard warriors. Haha.

          • gator59 says:

            FFS can you guys just let it go… So sick of the rants… You guys do have some valid points and I appreciate the banter but please don't try and bring down great blokes like Tophawk and Pieman and other great regulars on this once Great forum..

            I don't chose to post much anymore cause you will only get hounded about how bad you are going about your ranking and bad strategys on getting to premo…Just chill, take a pill and enjoy what we've got, or what's left of it

            Over and out

            • theRealPod says:

              Looks like a 'divide and conquer' routine.

            • SC_Sixty6 says:

              Thanks for your input Gator but I think you'll find TH and Pie are the ones putting us down. Check out pies comment history. Speaks volumes.

              Interesting to hear you think we have bad strategies to get to full premo when we are top 1% and top 100 consistently.

              Goodluck with rest of the year.

              • gator59 says:

                If you read properly on what I said 66 i'm not having a go at you or wow on your rankings and I never said that you have bad strategies

          • INPieman says:

            Because I've never bagged anyone who asked for advice over the years. Only tried to help. I'll sleep just fine with that. You & Sham enjoy bagging people for your own gratification. And good luck with that. Like I said yesterday your avatar is what you are in real life. An angry & disturbed identity of some form. It's hard to believe there could to 2 people like you both. I think you & ShamWow are the same person. Get some help dude

            • Moosehead says:

              We are support you Pieman.

            • SC_Sixty6 says:

              You are delusional. As Wow said everyone established the fact we are seperate identities weeks ago.

            • Sc_Wow says:

              Never bagged anyone mate, questioning their sc selections isn’t bagging. You have all your hypocritical sheep backing you, congratulations.
              The support for someone continuously trying to personally attack people is amazing. Even tried letting it go earlier in this thread and you start it back up again.

  33. Crowboy94 says:

    Double downgrade this week or 1 up 1 Down?
    If i double down i will have 580k in the kitty for the 1st bye round.

    If not then 179k and bring in Westhoff this week

  34. Blake says:

    is this good? after this round i will have 11 trades and 3 premo spots to fill

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      same position as i

      • Sam_01 says:

        How much cash you got in the bank and on bench and how much you need to upgrade?
        I got mirra and Spargo to go to Hurley and Hoff to complete my team
        Got 14 trades left 10k in the bank gonna need to make about 500k from somewhere to upgrade them both, got stuff all cash on the bench with ZGL being worth the most at the moment

  35. Jay says:

    Downgrading T. Kelly to T. Rockliff this week!

  36. taytay says:

    Defence: R laird M hurley J Sicily E yeo J lloyd k Simpson
    Bench: L Murphy,  T cole

    Midfield: 
    T Mich Dusty Fyfe Cripps S coniglio Z merrett T Taranto I Heeney
    Bench: D Fogarty, D Barry, N coffield

    Ruck: 
    M Gawn N naitnui 
    Bench: T english 

    Forwards: 
    T Mclean B Fritsch D Smith J Hogan B ronke T smith
    Bench: C Spargo  M Guelfi

    thoughts (after this week) i traded..
    OUT Kelly ($401,700) IN Smith ($123,900)
    OUT Duman ($185,900) IN Simpson ($497,500)

    i now have 11 trades and 3 premo spots to fill

  37. Jack says:

    There is certainly alot of value around to seduce supercoaches alike, it almost needs its own article!

    Walters: Yes for me. A top6 fwd if it wasn't for injury

    Rockliff: Not for me. Port are stacked with midfielders, 1 bad game he is back to fwd role I fear

    Kennedy: I'm starting to warm to the idea. Could easily average 95 from here.

    Kreuzer/Ryder: No, but only cos I feel Gawn & Grundy are must haves

  38. BadgerHoney7 says:

    TEAM AT THE MOMENT:

    Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Simmo, Shaw, Appleby – Rice, Duman

    Dusty, Danger, Fyfe, Cripps, Gaff, Zerrett, Titch, JOM – Mutch, Barry, Phillips

    Nic Nat, Gawn – Olango

    McLean, Walters, Heeney, Smith, Fritsch, Billings – Spargo, Guelfi

    Trades to complete during byes –
    ***Round 11 Trades – 189,600/14 trades***
    Tim Kelly – Gaff (-153,000)
    Murphy – Rice (+75,000)

    Round 12 Trades – 200,000/11 trades
    Guelfi – rookie (+140,000)
    Duman – Jacob Heron (+80,000)
    Billings – Gray (-200,000)

    Round 13 Trades – 205,000/8 trades
    Mutch – rookie (+80,000)
    Appelby – Hurley (-225,000)
    Spargo – rookie (+150,000)

    Round 14 Trades – $30,000/5 trades
    Phillips – rookie (+140,000)
    JOM – premo (-150,000)
    Fritsch – Webster (swing Sicily FWD via DPP) (-170,000)

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Always good to have a laid out plan like that but things can change with injuries.

      Have you gone off projections? Probably a better way to go as you haven't specified what you're paying for Webster or Hurley. JOM to premo …..is that under 400k? Because rd 14 you have 30k to start the round and going by Webster/premo/rookie your looking at over a million which they will only just get combined.

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        yeh went off projections so appleby say will be 255 k when I trade him off and Hurley is projected to be 480 k (hence the -225 k)
        the money is how much I am left with after the trades are made.

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          Hopefully the projections work for you. Good to see a plan though. Smart

          • BadgerHoney7 says:

            now have to make a decision rice or tim smith – feel like smith is going to be good bench cover but not sure if I go early on one of mutch/spargo/guelfi. ahh decisions, decisions

  39. Anthony says:

    DEF (J. Lloyd, Laird, Sciliy, Hurn, Savage, Doedee,) – Coffield, Mirra

    MID (Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Mitchell, Parker, Coniglio, Martin , Spargo) – E.Phillips , Barry, Brayshaw

    RUCK (Gawn, Grundy) – Cameron

    FWD (McLean, Heeney, D.Smith, Franklin, Fritsch, Henry,) – Guelfi, Langdon,

    $10,400 in the bank.

    Currently ranked 6,410 coming off the back of a nice 2,465 couldn’t ask for much more. Have 17 trades left, open to all trades options pls much appreciated.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Nice score mate! I like your team and the amount of trades you have in the kitty. I have 17 as well and am ranked 9916. You are well positioned. Perhaps try and grab Timothy Smith by culling a fattened lamb to raise some cash. All your forward rooks have low BE's and will make more cash. Perhaps punt Barry for if not named for Smith via DPP and let McLean run around at M8 instead of Spargo for a while. Good luck!

  40. JohnDJ59 says:

    Not a bad weekend for Black Flag, scored 2285, my best score since rd 3, won three league games and had a draw with TopHawk, my rank isn't great at 37,838 but at least it stopped getting worse.Had one good trade in (Lloyd) and one bad (Howe) after I changed my mind on getting in Ryan, changed to Howe just before the Pies game, even after trading those two in I still had two donuts on the field in the backline, due to injures and dropped players, so the round left me a little frustrated. This week will be hoping Hurley comes back or I will still be in trouble in the backline, going to trade as if he is coming back. Kelly > Rice, swing Finlayson to the mids, Barry > Smith, swing Spargo to the mids. That will give me 389,900 in the kitty for a upgrade next week. Still have six premos to get, two in def, one in mids, three in fwds and only have 12 trades left, so will end up a few short.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi John! What a match that was with you mate. A frigging draw. 2285 was an OKish score but I am looking forward to the byes. I am pretty balanced playerwise going into them. Hoping to start my run up the rankings in coming weeks. I traded in Howe as well, but he will be fine and will be crucial for us during the byes. Looking to trade in Rockliff for Kelly this week. Will leave me with 16 trades. Holman and Rocky will hopefully tear it up during the byes after their week off. Then use 5-6 trades during the byes to complete my side and be full premo. Then 10 trades for the run home. Good luck as we are entering the business end of the season mate. Cheers. TH

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Hey TH, hope the AFL never take away the draw, sure is better than a lose in a close game, looks like you have everything under control with trades in hand to get to full premo, I got there at round 16 with 6 trades to spare last year, had injures last year, but this year it just seems to be snowballing my team, so I've used more trades than I wanted and not the way I planned, I'll just have to keep going and see where it gets me. Good luck to you too TH and good trading.

    • redherringfc says:

      Being short on trades, why don’t you try to pick up some value this week.

      Generating cash isn’t any good to you if you’ve run out of trades. From what you’ve said, I’d skip Rice this week and try to upgrade.

      If you’re willing to take the risk on Rocky he is basically a straight swap from a rookie, where other premiums basically cost you 2 trades.

      Walters is very cheap. Dusty and Buddy are great value this round, if you don’t have them.

      Good luck.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Sounds good on paper red, but the problem is my backline, I need to get players that are playing onto the field and since I did a double upgrade last week I have stuff all cash left, so need to do two downgrades this week, if Hurley doesn't come back this week I might not even be able to get Smith, I'll have to do two trades in defence, So Rocky is no good to me, since I have cover in the mids.

        • Lazza says:

          Yep, quite a few of us had to change plan last week with the backline out to ensure we fielded a team.. was good for me though, meant I brought Yeo in 2 weeks earlier than planned and couldn’t trade Kelly out Kelly, so whilst I lost coin on Kelly it meant I had to field both Richards and Doedee… balanced outcome… now I have to work out who to trade in for Kelly .. Gaff and Cripps were on my watch list for last week, now their byes means I’ll have to make a different choice ..

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Hey Lazza, after getting in Howe instead of Ryan, just because of the byes, I say stuff it, I'm just going to get in who I want and the byes can look after themselves, mind you if you have plenty of trades left then you can afford to do multiple trades. I'm alright for rd12 but rd13 and rd14 are really bad for me so even if I did try and fix it up, it wouldn't make a lot of difference. Yeo was the other one I was looking at, but I was worried he might not play, he will be in my team by the end of the byes, probably get him in rd13 depending on the cash situation.

            • Russty_ says:

              Hi Hohn, agree about the byes, if, we're all gonna try to 18 onfield for all 3 rounds we'll have to burn 3 trades each week and probably not end with the team you want anyway, and will probably run out of trades before finals too, I'm just gonna cop a loss or 2 and hopefully still win a few leagues. Rank isn't that important to me, battling it out with your mates in Leagues is more fun.

              • JohnDJ59 says:

                Hey Russty, after the weekend I've just about given up on my rank, top 10,000 is a long way off, so looking at my leagues, not doing much better, only a chance for finals in three of the ten. I play your Underdorks in Chatter Boxers and Sandra's Sandy's Assassins in the Sons in round 12, only won one game in both and sitting on or near the bottom in both, should be able to field 18 players then, so hoping to put up a contest at least.

                • Russty_ says:

                  Know how you feel mate I'm ranked 13th in that one and another and 15th in another, Guns N Rookies I'm 1st!..dunno how that happened haha, some stiff competition this year for sure.
                  Only won 5 of 10 this week thanks to my pod Cam Ellis spudman delivering a 39 lol

                  • JohnDJ59 says:

                    I helped you out there Russty, by having a draw with TopHawk. I just looked at the Sons league and I've had the most points scored against me, no wonder I'm second last.

                  • Lazza says:

                    Funny that, there’s a guy in two cash leagues I’m in who is top in one and bottom the other .. go figure ..

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      Wow 2 donuts and you drew with TH? Great effort John. TH would be scratching his head thinking why is his team so bad. I spose that's why we have trades. Sounds like he needs 40.

      Keep it up John, each year we learn from our mistakes. Key is to actually learn and execute what you learnt in the next season.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Hi 66, my motto for this year was only trade when you really need to, mmmm, well injuries and three not very premo players really tested that out, looking back at my trades there are probably two I shouldn't have done, but apart from them, none were wasted trades.

  41. BlueBoy says:

    Hi guys,

    Team is
    B – Lloyd, Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Ryan, Mirra (Keeffe, Murray)
    M – Fyfe, Macrae, Cripps, Titch, Oliver, Neale, Cogs, Kelly (Barry, Phillips, Holman)
    R – Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)
    F – McLean, Heeney, Smith, Walters, Hogan, Fritsch (Guelfi, Spargo)

    $47k in the bank

    Kelly has to go but I want to go 1 up and one down to get Smith in. Is Rocky worth it? Or do I go after Danger and get rid of a rookie early?

    Any suggestions, community?

  42. r_calve says:

    should I trade in boak as a POD that will play all the bye rounds

  43. BrownlowBoy says:

    Shoutout to my SC Elites league!

    Ranked 28th!

  44. Defying_Madness says:

    Just thought I would remind everyone who got burnt by Scott Selwood last year. Obviously Rocky is a much better player but they are both very prone to injuries and I can see the same thing happening this year. I passed on Scooter last year and I will probably pass on Rocky this year as well.
    Cheers community

  45. Sc_Wow says:

    So I've just re checked my bye structure regarding promos and it looks like this
    rd12- 15
    rd13- 15
    rd14- 16

    How's everyone else looking?

  46. CalebCripps922 says:

    Option 1 Fritsch to Walters

    Option 2 T.Kelly to J.Kelly or Treloar or M.Crouch
    Or Curnow or someone else? If option 2 which one? Any help appreciated community.
    Option 3 Fritsch to Westhoff

  47. Rivo says:

    2400 and back into the top 5000. Lucky to have the Grundy VC that really helped.

    18 trades now and $36k. Honestly stuck on trade decisions this week, with byes a worry. Team below…

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

    Targets considering this week include Boak, Rocky, T.Smith, Simpson, Walters.

    What to do? Any help appreciated….

  48. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I've got two trade options this week, one safe and one risky:

    Safe option = Kelly up to Cripps and Finlayson down to T.Smith (via Keefe), leaving me with 270k and enough to upgrade Higgins to Boak next week.

    or

    Risky option = Kelly down to Rockliff and Finlayson down to T.Smith (via Keefe), leaving me with 490k in the bank.

    Currently have the risky option locked in but will no doubt reverse my trades 100 times this week. What does the community think?

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Ont get Crippa this week. He will go down approx 30k over the next couple weeks

    • Dildor says:

      Cripps has a round 12 bye, i'd suggest waiting until after that to bring him in. I dont see the point in bringing him in for 1 game to see him sit on the pine next week

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        I agree with your point, however Kelly is my last mid spot, and if I don’t trade in a premo this week then he will drop in price too much for me to trade him in. That being said I am looking at treloar and gaff as alternative cheaper options

  49. AB13 says:

    Too many trades to make, yet only two allowed per week …

    My team currently has 145K in the bank and 14 trades

    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Mirra, Ridley, (Mihocek, Keeffe)

    Mid: Oliver, Danger, Titch, Dusty, Coniglio, Macrae, Kelly, Spago (bench, Fogarty, Crowden, O'connor)

    Ruck: Gawn NicNat (Olango)

    Fwd: McLean, Gray, Heeney, Smith, Fritsch, Petracca (Stephenson, Rayner)

    The last two premo mids I need are Cripps and Fyfe so that area isn't a major concern at the moment.

    I can either go

    Kelly to Walters and Rayner to Smith

    Stephenson to Smith and Mihocek to Brayshaw

    Stephenson to Smith and Kelly to Fyfe/Cripps

    I'm leaning towards the second option because it does reduce my risk of having two rookies on field. Although it does mean I'm taking a huge L when the Demons bye comes around considering I have no shot of covering Brayshaw, Spargo, Oliver, Gawn, Petracca, Fritsch. In saying that it does feel like a shame to not pickup Walters and Rocky when their price and B/e's are low.

    thoughts Community

    • Dale says:

      Can make 3 trades per Rd over rounds 12-14. & option 3 for me. Kelly will bleed cash he looks sore and not gettin to the centre bounces. Get in Fyfe or Cripps depending on BE and cash. Bulk that midfield up it’s where ya make the points

  50. Steeeve says:

    Who would you rather trade out to bring in Walter's?
    Charlie Curnow or Christian Petracca?

    • Russty_ says:

      Petracca I reckon Steve, had such a great start to the season too…and then turned into a pile of crud, Curnow has only had the one ton as well but with all the talent at the Dees, points are getting shared around but Petracca doesn't seem to be getting his share.

    • theRealPod says:

      I would dump Petracca out of those two. Curnow isn't setting the world on fire mainly due to poor performances by the Blues but is more likely to produce a big score occasionally.

  51. Ando says:

    Fritsch to T Smith & T Kelly to Treloar

    Yay or nay?

  52. b_sh3p says:

    T.Kelly to danger or rocky?

  53. Daniel says:

    Treloar, Gaff, Cotchin, Curnow or Oliver?

  54. FFC says:

    Team – 16 trades 202k

    D: Lloyd Yeo Laird Sicily Simpson B.Rice (Duman,S. Murray)

    M: Fyfe Danger Titch Oliver Martin Zerrett T.Kelly Sparago (D.Fogarty, Garlett, D.Barry)

    R: Gawn S.Martin (English)

    F: McLean Gray Heeney D.Smith, Fristch Ronke (Langdon, L.Keefe)

    Options considering are:
    Trade Out S.Murray and T.Kelly for Westhoff and T.Smith, will need to swing L.Keefe into Defence to make this happen). It will leave Westhoff in Mid for a week or two whilst I wait for Fristch/Ronke to hit their limit then bring in a premo mid. This leaves me with 289k in bank. Downside is minimal defence coverage with subs and i miss out on Rockliff/Walters.

    Second option.
    T.Kelly to Rockliff and Langdon to T.Smith.

    Cheers!

  55. smart as s says:

    Very important decisions,

    Def: lloyd, yeo, laird, hibberd simpson, X

    Fwd: gray, menegola, heeney, taranto, mclean, X

    Who do I get in last lines of defense and forwards, price and byes dont matter

  56. CrazySexyCool says:

    Billings to Smith. Thoughts?

  57. supman says:

    currently have 600k in the kitty looking to bring in a def, simpson, yeo or webster. Thoughts?

  58. r_calve says:

    300th comment

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