RATE MY TEAM | Supercoach is open!

Supercoach is open as of midnight, and for everyone who didn’t have access to Supercoach Gold, that means it’s time to get stuck in.

It’s the preseason, which means it’s time for those weird and wacky speculative picks that will never make it into your side to find their ways into your side.

This also marks the beginning of a huge preseason here at Jock HQ. We’re firing up the podcasts, brains are ticking over and the trusty crew are having their pens begin to scratch away.

But there’s no analytics in your first team – well, at least not mine. It’s finding all the bargains, all the silly speculations and the burn-men come out to play.

Get it all out of your system.

It’s the time of the year where a backline with everyone under 400k fly without a second thought and Joe Daniher can sit in your forward line without any consideration of those 40s he’ll score two out of three weeks.

So come one, come all, and bequeath us your first drafts! Tell us your Supercoach resolutions for 2019! Come chew the fat!

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  1. Patch says:

    I was going to put mine up to kick us off but the pre-season picker is down as they gear up for the official opening. Danigt.

  2. Trav says:

    Libba, Roberton, Kreuz, Billings and then guns n rookies….. what could go wrong?

    • Lekdog says:

      So many things, I love it

    • Russty_ says:

      Birchall, Adams, Setterfield, Brodie Smith, Josh Kennedy, Joe Daniher..Williams, Blakely……wahooooo, Everything should work out as planned, no problemo!

    • Rakesh Mohan says:

      IMO, If you think these 4 names will play 20 plus games … then you are optimist. If you think that these guys will play 15-18 games with avg of 90-100 then you are rationale. There is better value elsewhere for Roberton and Kreuz. The others 2 are good choices. Having said that, Roberton is expected to stay busy.

  3. Eric_the_Red says:

    What are everyone's thoughts on rucks this year? Anyone considering an R2 that isn't Gawn?

    • Krups says:

      Thinking Goldy or Kruzer

      • Eric_the_Red says:

        Me too. Am nervous about both though.

        • Dovaas says:

          Grundy has to be R1 one but from then onwards look at prior rucks who have had better years in the past but did not last year. Kruezer, Jacobs or Goldstein for that matter, McEvoy I'm not sure on buy solid R1 with Potential R2 may be the way to go this year. Nankervis and Abbott might be in for a great year.

          Of course what are the options you are looking at else where?, to balance team structure

          Mumford is on my rnd 3 possible downgrade

          dovers

    • Phil says:

      If 2 rookie rucks are named Round 1, I'll pick both @R2 & R3.
      If 1 rookie ruck is named Round 1, I'll pick him @R3 with Mumford @R2
      If 0 rookie rucks are named I'll likely fork out the coin for Gawn.

      Basically, I don't wanna fork out that much cash upfront for Gawn & Grundy even though I think they're clearly the best 2.
      I also don't want any mid priced ruck (barring Mumford)

      • fatboyfat7 says:

        Grundy and Goldy for me. No messing around with the rucks. Should hopefully increase his output with Pruess moving on.

        I'll have Sweet at R3.

        It's easy to see a lot of people getting burned in the rucks this year.

      • Lazza says:

        Mumford has a hammy and he is also suspended for the first few games…a new plan required Phil.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Im looking at longer.
      Sole ruck.
      Should be good for 75 plus

      Allows me to go a mid pricer fwd or back to another premo.

      Purely as a stepper to a fallen premo ruck down the track.

      Or ill start goldy with one less mid

      • Lekdog says:

        Lewis Pearce might get a crack? Even if he doesn't I don't think longer will give you enough but yolo

        • Russty_ says:

          Couldn't be any less mediocre than our last rucks, Hickey, Longer,…..I forget, Ben McEvoy was our only decent Ruck for a long time, and we traded him away, because we're stupid, by we, I mean the Saints..stupid wooden spooners.
          Losers of close Grand Finals, bad kicks in general.

      • Derek says:

        I don’t mind Longer for his price, use cash elsewhere and get Gawn cheaper

    • Lekdog says:

      Gawn Kreuz

    • Dovaas says:

      Yeah, Kruezer at present. This could change and what rnd 1 teams are

    • Liam says:

      Kruezer has averaged over 100 once in his career and not reliable to stay on the park.

      Don’t see the hype.

      • Russty_ says:

        There's no hype, there's only those giving him a go, and those that aren't.
        2 Months to go so JLT will reveal a lot, if he looks bad in that plenty will jump off.
        No one's reliable these days.

      • Lekdog says:

        I think it's cost saving and he was top scorer 2 years ago…understand the hesitance though

      • Dovaas says:

        Choices are not about hype at times… its about trying to fit together a team you are pleased with across the board even if one area is not your strong point

    • TommyC99 says:

      Goldy for me

    • Blaknight says:

      At this moment I have Martin and Goldy with Sweet as my R3. If I go either Grundy or Gawn it will be Grundy for Goldy but I doubt i'll go that way.

    • callum says:

      Grundy R1 and going for sinclair R2

    • paul says:

      I feel if you don't go Grundy/Gawn you will be left behind as they are way ahead of the rest. Just have to plan around round 13

    • Dan says:

      Going one of Grundy or Gawn to pair with Goldy.

  4. Ash says:

    Looking fwd to it gang, will something like old Ockers SC spreadsheet be available this year?

  5. John Smith says:

    Laird, Whitfield, williams, logue, duursma, hore, wilkie, wigg
    cripps, oliver, neale, treloar, dusty, setterfield, stocker, bewley, constable, valente, hind
    Gawn, nank, sweet
    danger, heeney, dunkley, wingard, stoddart, cavarra, corbett, mcadam
    thanks for the advice guys really appreciate this community

    • Russty_ says:

      Hello John Smith, nice solid team there mate…nailed most of the rookies, how much moola left over?…JLT will change things but NOICE JOB PILGRIM.

      • John Smith says:

        ive got 23k left, thanks for the support russty

      • Kev64 says:

        LOL @ "Nailed most of the rookies". Are you trying to chat Smithy up or do you still get excited by seeing your comments on the internet?

        • Godd_Toldstein says:

          With you on that one Kev, don't know how anyone can say rookies have been nailed before a single jtl game has been played

    • derek says:

      Dunkley vs McLean Vs neither will create plenty of discussion this pre-season. I'm in the neither camp. Just seems the midfield at the doggies is a crowded place. Dunkley went in there after McLean hurt his shoulder last year, does he stay?

  6. TommyC99 says:

    Hey guys, first of many drafts before round 1. Obviously rookies are just placeholders and this is just a rough draft that hasnt factored in byes yet. Original thoughts? Fwd looks like with 3 rookies and unsure about Merrett and Neale. 146k in the bank

    Def: Laird, Witherden, Williams, Rozee, Collins, Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg)

    Mid: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Dusty, Merrett, Miles, Hately, Setterfield (Hind, Constable, Bewley)

    Ruc: Grundy, Goldy (Fort)

    Fwd: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Corbett, Mozzie, Cavarra, (Burgess, Schlensog)

  7. Rob says:

    Where are are the good rookies this year what positions to out on field?.. last year there was some.gun defenders etc

    • Russty_ says:

      Good rookies on every line this year….yeah there were for sure 🙂

      • markbruty says:

        Who are the "must have" rookies this year?

        • Realist says:

          The ones that get a game in round 1 and play at least 5-consecutive games. Don't be fooled by the January keyboard experts Mark nobody knows who they are at this stage

          • markbruty says:

            Yeah that's a very good point. I just wondered if there were some who looked more likely and were drafted with a role in mind, rather than just guessing for now!!!

            • Realist says:

              Maybe you could research a few rooks that you see in a lot of teams to see if they're likely to play then watch JLT and wait for round 1 🙂
              When the Hawks sup-list Gibbo lock him in at 102k he'll be the bargain of the season possible equal of TKelly last year.
              I know Gibbo is training with Carlton but Silvagni is the dumbest list manager in AFL and Hawks will swoop in while SOS is still negotiating with Gibbo to change his surname

  8. Russty_ says:

    Rate my Team…
    10 = very good

    5 = pretty decent job

    0 = Very bad job and I hate your guts you bastard.

    -5 = this is reserved for those who hate me just for being me…lol, you are all entitled to your opinions, no exceptions 🙂

    -10 = If you could discover my real identity and address, you would hunt me down and kill me horribly..fair enough :)…!

    Rate my Team.

    Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Logue, Scrimshaw–Hore, Wigg
    Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Martin, Taranto, Miles, Setterfield, Constable—Bewley, Woodcock, Hind
    Grundy, Kreuzer—Sweet
    Danger, Smith, Wingard, Rankine, Mcadam, Corbett—Parker, Cavarra
    Remaining salary $59900, proj rd 1 score 1817.
    If Miles looks spudly during the JLT and Walsh looks good, I could swap them and make some sweet bank, and whack another midfield premo in there, strengthening my overall intestinal fortitudes.

    • Lazza says:

      For first up a score of 4 from me Russty …. 2 bets (suggestv1) and 2 non-starters in DEF.
      MIDs ok except I’d be waiting on Oliver until he has proven he has healed.. also he has had a restricted pre-season.
      RUC… one who will not last the season..
      FWDs ok..

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Geez we couldnt be more different rust.

      Same players;
      Cripps, grundy, danger, miles and some rooks.
      Reckon Wilkie may surprise a few and play early.

      Too early to rate 🙈

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Timmy Tarantooooo

    • TommyC99 says:

      Nice start russty, probably a 6 for me.
      There’s plenty of value in def, and I can see you’re making use of that, but at the same time, you’d think Lloyd Sicily, Whitfield and possibly Hurn and simmo will be in the top 6-7 defenders to fit into you’re last 2 defence spots, so I guess I could possibly see you having to sideways trade down the line. But in saying that, you probably need a POD on each line and you have that in Blakely.
      Taranto is an interesting one. He’s on my watchlist if I decide to only go 4 premos deep in the guts.

    • Toby says:

      You've got a few too many obvious non-starters. I doubt that you'll get 22 onfield for round 1 with that squad.
      Nice try though.

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      Pretty weak tbh. Toranto and miles at 5/6 looks yuck. And your backup plan of brining Walsh in doesn't make sense. It's been proven over and over that expensive rookies is not a smart play

    • Grodie_Brundy says:

      -10

    • Matt says:

      Too many speculative picks for mine. Blakely at D2 with Witherden and Williams behind him is yuck.

    • Lekdog says:

      I'll give you a 3, don't mind some of the speculatives but I reckon you'll need to hone those in

    • GloryDays94 says:

      5 at this stage mate.
      I have a similar Def approach as you
      Not sure about big Kruez… to injury prone but if he stays fit can score well
      Personally im not sold on Wingard either.. he isnt a very tough player and will go missing when someone is on him

    • Finnius says:

      Good start rusty – I don’t like the dusty pick though. I can’t see him being a top 10 player again. Remember how frustrated we were last year? What’s changed since then? It’s a bit hopeful imo and he won’t be much of a POD either. I like Taranto as well, but a few of the other speculatives (Blakey and Lreuz especially) are a lot of risk to start with.

      • Pleasureandpayne says:

        The thing i would say that has changed is they have gotten lynch to play full forward instead of dusty.

    • DOVAAS says:

      Mate, there are things here and there to changed but your on the right track. Drop like other push you down. Having $59900 isa little much to have in salary cap so i would update a Setterfield to FWD (over Rankine) and find someone for mid loss. , but your getting there and don't let negative responses break you down.

      DEF looks good FWD Rankine, and Macadam I'm not sure of, Corbett very good keep as well Cavarra

      • Russty_ says:

        Thanks DOVASS, nothing personal taken about any comments mate, everyone's entitled to their point of view and that was my first draft so no bad anywhere, I remember years past, been playing since 2007…where I wished I'd not chosen the expensive rookie and just gone for a 110k one…think that still applies really, it's very very rare when an expensive rookie actually provides enough points and or money to make them worth the choice…sometimes they start out ok, probably due to adrenaline, and then end up averaging 50..and stalling on price before they've made us any decent coin.
        If I'm wrong and Walsh is a point making cash-cow this year I'll apologise to the community but I don't think it happens very often.
        Probably not a good idea to post a team early cause it could give a bad impression to the community about your knowledge / skills etc…my team is nothing like that first draft now, and will be nothing like this team in a few months lol, all a bit of fun!

    • Rakesh Mohan says:

      8. Very good base with open mind.

    • NoLanguage says:

      I don't rate Wingard or the Dusty pick but it's too early to tell. Not that bad mate

  9. Whitey says:

    Anyone else having problems with the app? The players name aren't on the lists.

  10. BenO says:

    Def: Laird Whitfield Williams Roberton Williamson Scrimshaw (BZT, Wigg)
    Mid: Cripps Oliver Kelly Neale Zmerrett Walsh Mosquito R.West ( Drew,RCD, Brownless)
    Rucks: Gawn Goldy (Clarke)
    Fwd: Danger Heeney Wingard Setterfield McAdam Larkey (Sproule Moore)

    Rookies are early day fillers, have also been considering Witherden as a 4th Def lock – drop Walsh to 100k rook, Roberton up.

    • Lazza says:

      Your 3 DEF premos are all playing R14 bye. Might want to swap one for Sicily or Lloyd or Crisp.

      • markbruty says:

        Man – I hadn't even factored that into my initial team. Thanks!

        • Realist says:

          It doesn't matter Mark Round 14 is a long way away from round 1 and you can trade in new premo defenders at any stage

          • markbruty says:

            Yeah but I just think if you don't get the starting team right – you're cooked….. Trying to at least start with 3-4 keepers on every line. And maybe set & forget ruck.

            • Realist says:

              If you are worried about 3 players on one line having the bye on the same week you'll have a stroke before the byes.
              It doesn't matter if you have 6 on the same line with the same bye as long as you have 18+ on field.

  11. Ben says:

    Fyfe or Kelly?

    Can't decide. Any advice please?

    • Rivo says:

      Fyfe for me Ben, subject to a good preseason run.

    • markbruty says:

      I really find it tough to NOT pick Fyfe. Just an outstanding guy and without Neale taking clearances from him could get back up over 120.

    • Phil says:

      I'm taking the advice of a little Mexican girl for this one!

      Kelly was injured pretty much all year and still averaged 114. A high draft pick, still young, I see 115 as his floor this year but that's just me.

      Alot to like about Fyfe too. No Neale my might work in his favor, pretty much untaggable and inclusions of Lobb & Hogan means less time forward.

      • markbruty says:

        Like the analysis of not going forward….. That's a really key point. Fyfe is a machine.

  12. Rivo says:

    So damn happy SC AFL is back.

    My starting teams a mix of SC royalty and rooks. Big cash in the rucks – decided to avoid the Mummy risk. A couple of selection headaches –

    Higgins & Walsh or Wingard & Foley/another rook?
    Is old man Simpson still up to it?

    Feedback on the team would be great…

    D: Lloyd, Laird, Simpson, B.Smith, S.Collins,
    Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg);
    M: Cripps, Fyfe, Dusty, Yeo, Miles, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Hill, Hind);
    R: Grundy, Gawn (Forte)
    F: Danger, D. Smith, Higgins, Rankine, Setterfield, Cavara (Mosquito, Wilkinson).

    • Rivo says:

      Any feedback on starting team above community?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Personally think you're one premo short in the mids.

      • Ben says:

        4 gun mids plus a miles type is the go this year. We have never had stronger rucks and a stronger fwd (danger), and spending so large requires going short somewhere. Would recommend going more guns and rookies in the fwd pine mate

        • Ben says:

          All those going goldy over gawn (/grundy) are wasting a trade. Rivo dont be swayed by conforminty – you have an excellent team and you should back it $$

        • fatboyfat7 says:

          100% agree Ben

    • Lekdog says:

      Not a fan of expensive rookies and reckon you could downgrade one of your premo defenders and bring in another premo mid…other than that solid

      • Rivo says:

        Cheers Lek. Think Walsh might be an exception this year. Will have a look at some optons.

  13. markbruty says:

    Man – I have ZERO idea heading into this season. Finger is well and truly off the pulse…. but here is my first crack at a side. Any feedback welcome.

    DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Mills, Roberton, S.Collins, Hore (Wilkie, Wigg)
    MID: Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Dunkley, Miles, Liberatore, Setterfield, Bewley (Constable, Valente, Hind)
    RUC: Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)
    FWD: Danger, D.Smith, Heeney, Greene, Blakey, McAdam (Corbett, Cavarra)

    A little Sydney heavy but I think Mills will have some solid midfield time this year and Blakey because I think they find a Mills rookie year role for him straight up.

    Not sold on guys like Roberton, Liberatore etc coming back from injury. HELP!

    • TommyC99 says:

      I think Dunkley should be selected in the Fwd line rather than the midfield. Also not sold on Mills, I had him last year and he’s just mediocre. Inconsistent without the ceiling required to warrant an inconsistent player. 4 scores below 80 and only 1 ton suggests you’d be banking on him breaking out, which he’s been threatening to do for a few years, but just maintained a 70s average. Needs to improve considerably to be a top 8 defender which is what you’d be picking him for at his price.
      Libba didn’t even last 1 game last year so he’s a big risk, but we know he’s capable of scores if he stays on the park. Robbo is dirt cheap if he plays but that heart condition has me staying away for now

      • markbruty says:

        Thanks for the discussion points and feedback. I knew it was a pretty risky team with Libba and Robbo so I will have to monitor closely. I WAS banking on Mills to take over some of the midfield time left by Hanners and figured the kid is so talented he'd be a 100 point guy….. I agree though, big risk. Might rethink.

        Thoughts on Scrimshaw anyone? Worth a look? Do these new kick-in rules mean I should be keeping an eye on anyone in particular like Luke Ryan etc?

        • Realist says:

          Ryan isn't likely to benefit from the new kick-in rule, he played on less than 1% of the time that he kicked in last year about the least in the competition (an extra 4 points for the entire season under new rules)
          The players that had more than 100 kick-ins with 40%+ playing on are Simpson (50%) Hurn (41.7%) Witherden (41.3%) The next best is Lloyd with 28% nobody else passed 20%
          I suggest that you start at least 1 of Hurn, Witherden or Simpson

          • markbruty says:

            This is why I love this community! Simpson is the obvious choice without Docherty again….. Witherden is an interesting choice though! And Hurn is always solid.

          • ham says:

            Won't it be easier for everyone to play on from a kick in this year? Whoever takes the kick just has to step outside the goal square (with 10 metres between them and the mark) and hit a target or go long to score points. If Luke Ryan continues to take most of the kick ins at Freo and he has the most room for improvement in terms of percentage increase in number of play-ons, then you could say he is more likely to benefit from the rule change than those who were already playing on at a higher percentage in previous years. The uncertainty is how the scoring will be judged by champion data and whether they adjust if it becomes heavily skewed in favour of defenders taking kick ins.

  14. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Hey guys, good to see a few more guys rolling in after the launch, thoughts on my team below: A or B and how you rate it on a 1-10 scale. Rookies subject to change.

    A:
    DEF – Lloyd, Sicily, Whitfield, Birchall, Collins, Duursma (Hore, Wigg)
    MID – Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Miles, Bennell, Constable (Bewley, Woodcock, Hind)
    RUCK – Kreuzer, Goldstein (Bines)
    FWD – Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Cockatoo, Setterfield, McAdam (Cavarra, Wilkinson)

    B:
    DEF – Sicily, Whitfield, Williams, Birchall, Collins, Duursma (Hore, Wigg)
    MID – Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Beams, Miles, Bennell, Constable (Bewley, Woodcock, Hind)
    RUCK – Grundy, Goldstein (Bines)
    FWD – Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Cockatoo, Setterfield, McAdam (Cavarra, Wilkinson)

    The difference basically is A: Lloyd, Oliver, Kreuzer and B: Grundy, Williams, Beams, who is going to provide a bigger average between the 3.

    Or then C:
    DEF – Lloyd, Sicily, Whitfield, Birchall, Collins, Duursma (Hore, Wigg)
    MID – Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Stocker, Bennell, Constable (Bewley, Woodcock, Hind)
    RUCK – Gryndy, Goldstein (Bines)
    FWD – Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Schultz (Cavarra, Wilkinson)

    • markbruty says:

      You're a braver man than I am selecting Bennell! I have thought about Wingard too, but it's tough to pull that trigger until I see how he is used.

    • Rick says:

      Bennell there's a trade gone already. Birchall and Kruz fragile too. So definitely not A

    • Realist says:

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      Scrap them all

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        Alright flog.

        • Godd_Toldstein says:

          Honest opinion bud, they all look weak. Or I can tell you what you want to hear and tell you all 3 are fantastic?

          • BadgerHoney7 says:

            i'm all for constructive criticism but you didn't give me any of that, you've just tried to show me that you have a pole to far up yours. Neither 3 of them are "weak" if we're going by the fact is GnR system everyone knows and rates. Show us your team Godd

    • Lekdog says:

      Birchall had a preseason injury so he's off my list.

      C is the one for me

      • BadgerHoney7 says:

        Hey Lek, yeah heard about Birch's injury but word is could still be back JLT or Round 1 so still keeping hope

    • Dovaas says:

      C looks to be better for me. Bennell is up in the air but no different to rookies who we don't know are playing generally til end 1 teams of just before.

      I wouldn't be so pro Birchall yet, he is a better pick than Rozee, Logue and Cumming and Goddard if he is playing he should find 80-85. I am myself pro Grundy to lock up one of the rucks straight away, then one that is under such as Kruezer or Jacobs and Mumford might be a revelation from rnd 3.

      N Cockatoo might get 75 but has never gone over 11 games in his for years with 63 the highest ave. There is a lot of if's on your Bennell. Cockatoo and Birchall positions until the same time as rookies such as rnd 1 day or days. Corbett likely has same doubt as Cockatoo but gives you 65k and B Mckay and More in Def a chance with Wagner in Mid with Sam Walsh while more is likely to play rnd 1. Your right with Wingard, he should more into Mid now Mitchell gone. Williams and Brodie Smith are a couple return players with good potential with Milera DEF, Parish FWD and McCluggage MID who look good for natural improvement at +10 or more, cheers

  15. Max says:

    Had a tinker before the official launch on an Excel spreadsheet courtesy of some splendid kent over at SC Talk, and have settled on this team. Happy to receive feedback.

    DEF: Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Roberton, Clark, Hore (McLennan, Wigg)

    MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Crouch, Zerrett, Libba, B Smith, Constable (Bewley, Valente, Hind)

    RUC: Grundy, Goldy (Sweet)

    FWD: Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Setterfield, Burgess (Cavarra, Parker)

    • markbruty says:

      Powerful midfield. Risky defence with Williams and Roberton but I see the allure there!

      I'm all for Goldy in the ruck. Daw won't be back for a while and Preuss has moved on. Should do good numbers.

      • Max says:

        Cheers mate. Yeah, defence definitely the weakest link, but can't resist either of Williams and Robbo at the moment. Maybe I'll become more sane as R1 gets nearer.

        • markbruty says:

          I had both in there to start with but I feel I am risking enough with Robbo, Libba, Greene etc!!! I can be swayed though so looking forward to seeing things progress as Round 1 nears…..

    • Realist says:

      Slightly dodgy midfield
      Merrett peaked in 2016 (from a SC perspective) and has gone backwards each year since, the development of McGrath will take more mid time and points off him 540k is too much for a bloke who will struggle to ave 100, Libba is an injury waiting to happen, Constable has already been mentioned as a potential non-starter for round 1 by the cats.
      Forwards look good if Toby and Chad don't get the sulks

      • Ben says:

        Nobody would blame you for taking a chance on libba not being injured. I see his form as being the issue. Miles is the best option given inside mid time, but id also (ready for backlash) back hanners over libba. Even a goat given prime position in the mids can score 90+.

        • Ben says:

          Obviously watch team selection, but if hanners is named in the guts he is worth backing

      • Lekdog says:

        For the record I think Merrett can only improve with Shiel in the side but I'll need to see him in the preseason…

      • PizzaSafety says:

        Merrett only dropped off in 2017 (and only by 2.3 points) because he copped tags and didn't in 2016. He was on track to do better by 3 points for the year until the tags came his way towards the end of the season. He struggled at the start of this year following his concussion due to tags and then as he started getting used to tags and started beating them he came good. He averaged that same 110 in the last 14 games that he had done for the two seasons prior. Now he won't be getting the tag most weeks with Shiel in the side. McGrath isn't taking points off Merrett, he might take points off Myers, Zaka and D Smith if he improves, but not Merrett.

        The concern now with Merrett is if the two weeks in the moon boot and the possible delayed return to training after reduces his fitness and slows down his start to the year. If not for the injury he is clearly the most likely of all midfielders price around 100 to get to a 110 average.

        • Godd_Toldstein says:

          He's still copping the tag with sheil in the side

          • Will says:

            Shiel got tagged over Kelly, Ward and Cogs in 2017 and over Ward and cogs in 2018, think he’s still gonna get tagged because sides don’t like conceding clearances l

    • Lekdog says:

      I love the cheap defence but can't get onboard for Libba

      • sc tragic says:

        I agree with your ruck selection, same as mine Libba however is a No No for me, looks OK in defence forwards with exception of Wingard until seen in JLT. Overall good team.

  16. Rick says:

    Stefan Martin Or Goldstein for R2? Both at a similar price and both averaged pretty much the same in terms of points in 2018 in the back half of the season. Stefan martin's ceiling is higher with the potential to go 140+ but Goldy looks like he might be more consistent all around. Thoughts?

    • Ralph says:

      I've got Stef atm but if I need more cash will go with Goldy. Depends on preseason fitness as well as who they both play early to see who will get more points (havent looked at the fixtures yet).

    • Lekdog says:

      I prefer Martin in general but Goldy showed signs of improvement again last year

  17. Jarryd says:

    First draft, no bye planning yet, just want some feedback:

    DEF – Lloyd Laird, Whitfield, Collins, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg)

    MID – Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Treloar, Zerrett, D. Clarke, Setterfield, Bewley (Scott, Hind, West)

    RUCK – Grundy, Westhoff (Draper)

    FWD – Dangerfield, Menengola, Heeney, Rankine, Parker, Cavarra (Woodcock, Bines)

  18. Skindog says:

    How do I get my team picker side back??

  19. Richard says:

    Gday community! What a season we have in store. So many different options on so many different lines. Id love some feedback on the first version of my team community, obviously rookies aren't set in stone and are dependant on round 1 ( I copied most of them from this thread since I don't know much about whose a lock for round 1)
    DEF: Laird, Sicily, Crisp, Williams, Scrimshaw, Hore/// Wilkie, Wigg
    MID: Cripps, Martin, Merrett, Zorko, Taranto, Constable, Bewley, Woodock/// Valente, Scott, Hind
    RUCK: Grundy, Goldstein// Shlensog
    FWD: Danger, Heeney, Gray, Greene, Setterfield, Mcadam//Corbet, Cavana

    Williams and Greene both coming off of injuries and are capable of scoring highly, if they don't turn out to be keepers at worst they'll be stepping stones. Zorko burned me last year, however the thing he struggles with most was the tag. With Neale in the team now I can definitely see Zorko getting more free around the ground and getting back to a 110+ average. Im hoping Taranto can have a breakout year with Shiel gone, he was huge for me last year and I'm hoping he can keep on improving ( Arguably my biggest risk in the team because of the awkward price tag). I was originally going to put Dunkley instead of Grad, however I made the same mistake in starting Billings last year after seeing that he finished 2017 strongly, Im not making that same mistake again and if required, will do a sideways trade from Gray to Dunkley.
    Cheers community, rip into this team as best as you all see fit!

    • markbruty says:

      A couple of guys there who are on my watchlist…. Interested in Scrimshaw too. Would love the Grundy / Goldy combo, but it's likely I go Gawn / Goldy and try beef up the guts.

    • Lekdog says:

      I'm gonna run Taranto through the "Next Beast Algorithm" because I too think he'll be a decent breakout option.

      I'd rather Neale over Zorko tbh, still think he gets tagged.

      Speak to me about Crisp?

      • Richard says:

        Crisp is someone that I started with last year and really liked to have in my team as a POD. He could have a purple patch in a quarter where he would string together 6 possessions and all of a sudden he was on 27 points at quarter time with 10 minutes to go. However since doing a bit more research on defenders, I definitely think that either Hurn or Witherden would be better options this year, maybe even howe. Jake Lloyd is also someone I started with last year but is far too expensive for me to consider as a defender. Hurn took 151 kickouts last year and played on 47% of the time https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-01-17/champion-d…. Especially with the new 6-6-6 rule in place, a lot more behinds are going to be kicked and Hurn is going to be playing on a lot more due to the new 10 meter rule swell as taking more kicks. Alex withered also kicks in to himself 41 percent of the time and is likely to see an increase in scoring purely from that, couple that in with the potential for him to improve as an all around defender and you have a potential 95+ player.

  20. Steeeve says:

    Just wanna comment now to say I'm going with GnR this year and no stupid mid-pricers.
    Please can all remind me in a couple of months when my team is mostly spuds worth $350k.

  21. Dice_real says:

    My team. Feel free to share your thoughts or have a crack.

    B: R Laird K Simpson J Crisp Z Williams S Collins C Wilkie – J Koschitzke H Wigg
    M: J Macrae N Fyfe J Kelly M Crouch Z Merrett S Walsh B Bewley T Atkins – L Stocker N Hind W Hayes
    R: B Grundy D Cameron – J Sweet
    F: P Dangerfield I Heeney J Dunkley T Greene W Setterfield B Cavarra – C Burgess M Parker

    50K left

  22. markbruty says:

    What are people thinking about Fyfe / Dusty and others who should no longer have to spend time forward with the recent off-season inclusions?

    How do we think Wingard fits with Mitchell out?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Fyfe should play more mid time, especially without Neale. He's even more likely to be tagged now, can he be tagged? I think Jacobs did a job on him, but not many can stop him. Dusty likewise should not play forward as often. He's cheaper than last year, but can he get back to his Brownlow form? I'm not too sure on that, but there is certainly worse options. Richmond often share the SC points around though, keep that in mind.

      Wingard hopefully gets a lot of midfield time with Mitchell out, and he is a very good option in my opinion.

      • markbruty says:

        Yeah I am really keen on trying to get Wingard in there… Dusty and Fyfe are certainly worth a look but I also am thinking Neale, Kelly etc.So tough right now….

      • derek says:

        Not sure about Wingard. the hawks would have recruited him to play Cyril's forward pressure role.

        now Mitchell has gone, he will get more midfield, but can't see it being as much as people think

    • Steeeve says:

      Dusty is a massive no for me. Last year he played like he was happy with 2017, rarely got out of third gear. Give me someone young and hungry for a Brownlow like Clarry Oliver, Cripps or Josh Kelly.

    • Lekdog says:

      Fyfe is Life as long as his off season injuries etc. don't get in the way

  23. Mike says:

    Shannon hurn thoughts?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Better options around.

    • Realist says:

      With the new kickin rule/points for playing on he's a top 10 def. if the admin didn't keep deleting my posts you would have had access to all the relevant data

      • Lekdog says:

        Not admin, once a comment reaches a certain amount of dislikes it is deleted automatically.

    • Rakesh Mohan says:

      i shall have him in final team. Will get most of the kick ins and is a good precision kick.

  24. BoltonsBlues says:

    Supercoach opens – footy season closer to starting 😀

    Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Newman, Burgess, McLennan (Hore, Wigg)
    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, JKell, Dusty, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Hind, Foley)
    Grundy, Martin (Fort)
    Danger, DevSmith, Wingard, Setterfield, Stengle, Corbett (Parker, Cavarra)

  25. hedski says:

    Gday fellas, thought I'd throw a league out there, anyone welcome, 998045 <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;.
    I've knocked up a new side, GnR with a few exceptions, have at it.

    The Martini Police -V2.

    Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams (Hore)
    Collins, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Wigg)

    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe (Constable)
    Dusty, Zerrett, Miles (Hind)
    Bewley, Stocker (Atkins)

    Grundy, Goldy (Fort)

    Danger, Smith, Dunkley (Corbett)
    Blakey, Setterfield, Parker (Cavarra)

    Early days, rookies, blah blah.
    Cheers.

    • Dice_real says:

      Solid team hedski.
      I've joined ya league too.
      Looks like you've been doing your homework on the rookies, i reckon atkins will go alright if given a go.
      Surely Geelong can't play him and constable….maybe they can!
      Got a feeling Sydney might give Cameron a go in the ruck, good stats in neafl toward back half of year getting plenty of ball
      Any coin leftover?

      • hedski says:

        Cheers Dice, time will tell how many of the newbs the cats can play at once, I reckon Atkins gets a gig.
        Not much cashola left over in that team, lots of fiddling to do yet.
        Look fwd to playing against ya, what team were you?

    • The Ranger says:

      I'm in Hedski.
      First day of SC and I've made 42 trades so far, it's going really well.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      I'm in Hedski if thats Ok ?

    • Bombers56 says:

      Count me in. Going to be a good year!

    • TommyC99 says:

      Like the Merrett pick. Shiel should free him up a bit this year so he’s in my side atm.

      • Godd_Toldstein says:

        Hasn't merrett already injured himself this pre? Usually takes blokes a while to get going after that.

  26. Tommy says:

    Any cash leagues open? Willing to go up to 50$ in entry. Cheers community/

  27. Steeeve says:

    Okay so…
    Back: L Whitfield, C Blakely, Z Williams, S Collins, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)
    Mids: C Oliver, J Kelly, L Neale, Z Merrett, D Beams, Rookie, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)
    Ruck: B Grundy, M Gawn (Z Clarke)
    Fwds: P Dangerfield, I Heeney, J Dunkley, C Wingard, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)

    What do ya reckon?

    • Dovaas says:

      Very much a guns and rookies team, going a player long in fwd is good idea as def has better rookies and more mid, mid/prem options to up or side trade too. I was considering Clarke as ruc bench but am waiting til after JLT and team sheets. He may even be a ruc2 if named.

      Solid team with no surprises and it doesn’t have to. Get your rookies right and trade to full on field team no rookies at end of bye rounds and you will do well. BUT… get the rookies right, can’t trade up if not making money on them

  28. Michael says:

    Def
    Laird,Whitfield,Hurn,Williams,Scrimshaw,Wigg (Hore,Brown)
    Mid
    Cripps,Fyfe,Yeo,Zorko,Viney,Walsh,Hind,Foley (Woodcock,Watson,Wicks)
    Ruck
    Gawn,Martin (Sweet)
    Fwd
    Dangerfield,Smith,Walters,Greene,Corbett,Cavarra (McAdam, Parker)

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Like the Hurn pick, Michael. Been flirting with it myself. Has a monopoly on kick outs so he should get a slight bump. Should be a POD at his price but can he crack the three figure average 🤔

  29. SecretSam says:

    Very happy with my first draft and doubt that I'll need to change it
    Def-Def-Def-Def-Mid/def-Rook-Rook-Rook
    Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid/fwd-Mid/def-rook-rook-rook
    Ruc-Ruc-Rook
    Fwd-Fwd-Fwd/mid-Fwd/Mid-Rook-Rook-rook-rook

  30. Shake_n_bake says:

    Hi all

  31. Sage says:

    20-years old fools-gold Jack Scrimshaw was pick#7 in 2016 draft but could only manage 4 games in 2017 with a SC high score 64 and an ave of only 44 and he finished the season with a pitiful 17 against Brisbane.
    He couldn't get a game in 2018 at suns even though the suns were desperate for a bit of height in the backline. I can't see him playing any games early unless a plane crashes into training at Waverly.

    • markbruty says:

      From all reports, he really struggled mentally in Queensland and to adjust to the Suns organisation. Certainly there were some physical issues as well, but now he is at Hawthorn, I'd expect that he has hit his straps and the talent will show through. Hawks can use him and while I don't expect miracles, I'd suggest he's a handy lock to play early games, make $150K and be moved on

      • Sage says:

        Thanks for extra info Mark but, from memory I don't think a single player has left the suns and improved their SC output, including Gaz. The Hawks have some very good players on their list that deserve a go before Scrimshaw, I doubt that the Hawks will play him without giving him a run in the VFL first but time will tell I suppose.
        At least he's at a slightly elevated price so it wont be a drama switching him for another if he isn't named

  32. steve says:

    Gday community, another year of supercoach is here

    First Draft at a team for this year, welcoming all feedback on the team

    DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Witherden, Newman, Logue, Duursma (Mclennan, Hore)

    MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Neale, Dusty, Sam Walsh, Hind, Bytel (Constable, Scott, Valente)

    RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Bines)

    FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Curtis Taylor (Corbett, Hill)

    Just the 8k in the bank community

  33. Godd_Toldstein says:

    Should get a group code going boys

  34. Sage says:

    Breakout contender Charlie Curnow
    6-games in 1st year SC Ave49
    21 games 2nd year SC ave 74 with 4 x 100+
    20 games 2018 SC ave 77 with 5 x 100+
    2018 ruined from a SC perspective by 3 scores below 40 after the byes although 1 of them (28 v Crows) was injury affected.He was averaging 87 before the bye including a 59 V. Cats
    In 2019 Charlie is fitter and stronger plus Carlton have another tall fwd to play alongside Charlie and McKay, this could see the 195cm Curnow move into the midfield regularly
    420k for an early season bolter who aved 91 after the first 6-weeks in 2018 and who will have more midtime minutes in 2019 is pretty low risk points scoring and cash generation stepping stone..
    If you start him plan to offload after round 6, unless he goes nuts and is averaging 100+

  35. Dan says:

    DEF:
    R. Laird, L. Whitfield, Z. Williams, S. Collins, I. Quaynor, J. Scrimshaw, (X. Duursma H. Wigg)

    MIDFIELDERS:
    P. Cripps, N. Fyfe, J. Kelly, D. Martin, M. Crouch, J. Worpel, A. Miles, L. Stocker, (C. Constable, C. Wagner, B. Bewley)

    RUCKS:
    M. Gawn, B. Longer, (Z. Clarke)

    FORWARDS:
    P. Dangerfield, C. Wingard, T. Greene, D. Moore, I. Rankine, W. Setterfield, (N. Cockatoo, B. Cavarra)

    Please pick holes and challenge my thinking…

    • Dovaas says:

      I get the longer RUC choice and that might pay dividends but membrey might pinch hit in ruc for the saints. Wingard is becoming popular now Mitchell out for year or most of it. Don’t know about Greene as he not doing contact drills or sprint work yet.

      DEF is common at the moment guns and rookies setup with Quaynor pushing for rnd 1 and impressing Collingwood already. Scrimshaw sounds far from a rnd 1 birth. FWD carries much risk with Greene and Moore and although Moore doing much of training he hasn’t averaged big figures in the past.

      Don’t put N Cockatoo on the bench at his price. Either choose one of him and Moore or Rankine. With Zac Clarke that over 300k on bench for those two. A strong MID will bring early points but mid is the part if the ground that has many tradable options at all price points. Where as fwd and def can leave you stuck with under performing players for extended periods. This yr fwd looks like many mid options but most risky. I would drop Worpel for a stronger F2…4 with cockatoo on field or gone

      • SC_Kev7 says:

        Awesome analysis, Dovaas.

        Rookies will show themselves eventually, Dan. Some of your mid price calls will need to be culled. You won’t nail them all!

  36. derek says:

    i notice that Dangerfield is in 104% of teams.

    that seems about right.

  37. Sage says:

    Any love for 201cm defender Ben McKay?
    Had a pretty good year in VFL earning the plaudits of senior teammates and the Hoppers coaching staff for his intercept marking and work ethic.
    With the trend of beanpole fwds and no Pruess or Majak to counter them Ben could cement a place in the senior squad in 2019
    Keep him on your Radar through JLT

    • Kevan63 says:

      Thanks Sage, will add to the watch list.

    • Dovaas says:

      Have him as defence bench. I see him playing good amount of games

    • Lekdog says:

      Plus he's got a very talented brother

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Hmm you must be looking at life through Navy coloured glasses. I thought that his greatest talent was getting stuff off the top shelf and changing lightglobes. I was unaware that he could actually play footy although, he is at Carlton and they're considering playing a cardboard cutout of Juddy in their foward line.
        Somebody should design an emoji for 'tongue-in-cheek'

  38. Bobby says:

    I like it
    Lloyd-Blakley-Witherden
    Williams-McGrath-Collins
    (McKay-Okunbor)

    Macrae-Cripps-Fyffe-Bont
    Sloane-Miles-Setterfield-Stocker
    (Cuntstable-West-Vandermeer)

    Grundy Kruezer (Strachan)

    Danger-Fisher-Weedman
    Rozee-Kreuger-Petruccelle
    (B.Williams-Owies)

    Onfield and bench rookies are placeholders until round 1 teams announced currently gives me great line flexibility
    Fwd line seems light but Setterfield to be moved fwd if Cuntstable plays and I might dump Sloanedog for a rook to beef up the front.

    Famous quotes from an alcoholic father "I haven't had a kunt all-day Drinkstable"

  39. Bobby says:

    I like it
    Lloyd-Blakley-Witherden
    Williams-McGrath-Collins
    (McKay-Okunbor)

    Macrae-Cripps-Fyffe-Bont
    Sloane-Miles-Setterfield-Stocker
    (Cuntstable-West-Vandermeer)

    Grundy Kruezer (Strachan)

    Danger-Fisher-Weedman
    Rozee-Kreuger-Petruccelle
    (B.Williams-Owies)

    Onfield and bench rookies are placeholders until round 1 teams announced currently gives me great line flexibility
    Fwd line seems light but Setterfield to be moved fwd if Cuntstable plays and I might dump Sloanedog for a rook to beef up the front.

    Famous quote from an alko father "I have had a C#*t all day Drinkstable"

  40. Dovaas says:

    I have Milera as D4 as I think plus 8-10 points this yr. anyone big on him. Not seeing much love for him

    • ToughBretts says:

      I'm a big Milera fan – just too many around the price I like better

    • Steeeve says:

      He's good I just worry about Brodie Smith sharing his role. Thinking they both might impact Laird a little too. Plus Luke Brown takes their kick outs.

  41. Kevan63 says:

    Def; Sicily, Whitfield, Blakely, Z Williams, Quaynor, Duursma, Hore, Wigg
    Mid; Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Coniglio, Yeo, Bennell, Caldwell, Stocker, Constable, Hind, Bewly
    Ruck; Grundy, Longer, Bines
    Fwd: Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield, Corbett, Woodcock, Parker(StK), Cavarra
    250k to play with.
    9/8/9 for the byes with Blakely and Z Williams classed as keepers.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Nice mix, Kev. Longer the obvious one to pick on. Not sure he’ll ever hit great heights. Who can you get with Longer + 250k?

      • Kevan63 says:

        Longer, the big dilemma. Doesn't have to do exceptionally well to generate 150K, just be the number one ruckman. JLT MAY show weher

  42. Matt says:

    Feel free to rate my teams ladies and gents 🙂
    Just a quick first draft i whipped up in about 30 minutes, some of the rookies are just fillers

    Def: Laird, Williams, B.Smith, Robertson, Quaynor, Scrimshaw (Naish, Wigg)

    Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, D.Martin, Shiel, LDU, Stocker, Constance (Hind, Valente, Smith)

    Ruc: Grundy, Gawn (Schlensog)

    Fwd: Dangerfield, Westhoff, Wingard, Greene, Blakey, Setterfield (cavarra, koschitzke)

  43. BrownlowBoy says:

    Rip my team apart fellas.

    Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Williamson, Hore, Wilkie, Wigg
    Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Yeo, Setterfield, Stocker, Bewley, Constable, Valente, Hind
    Grundy, Nankervis, Sweet
    Dangerfield, Smith, Wingard, Corbett, Moore, Cavarra, McAdam, Parker

    91k to play with

    • Whitey says:

      Can't bag it too much, Wingard is a small risk but can understand. I would personally change the Nank to Goldy or even Martin. Brisbane should improve this year.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Yeah I have put some thought into the Chad, but he will be closely monitored in pre season. If he's starting in the middle, he's in my side. Mitchell leaves a huge hole at the Hawks, JOM and Shiels need help carrying the load.

        I like Nank because he can get around the ground well and take marks etc. The new ruck rule will benefit his clearance numbers and he's got some handy mids underneath him.

    • Grodie_Brundy says:

      Blakeley and withers at D2, D3 fair risks but goto take a risk somewhere right!

      Smith I doubt will go bigger in avg. Otherwise pretty normal team. Yeo good pick.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        G'day mate,

        I wouldn't say Witho is a risk.

        He should gain extra points with the kickouts now and he's a beautiful kick of the sherrin.

        Blakely is a no brainer, with more mid time and resting across half back, what's not to like apart from injury risk.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Good start, BB. Solid core of premo’s. I rode the Nank train last year and while he was serviceable, he didn’t really get me anywhere. What are your intentions with him?

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        The intention is to get Gawn at some point, but when I'm not sure. I'd like to be certain of Preuss' role in the side. Hopefully for Gawn's supercoach scoring Preuss is playing for Casey.

  44. Whitey says:

    any opinions on which line (Fwds or def) would be better if I was only going to have 3 premo's. I'm thinking the fwds but I suppose it depends on where the rookies are.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      On first viewing there’s more (and better) cheaper value selections in defence. Up forward it gets pretty thin after the obvious DPP picks

    • markbruty says:

      Scoring output is generally similar but a touch higher with forwards (depending on player of course). I'm personally waiting until I see where the playing rookies will be and then tweak the bookends accordingly.

    • derek says:

      i can see a bit more value in defence this year. There are a few players under $500k who could end up in the top 6 defenders. In the forwards you have to pay the price and get them in early

  45. Bazza says:

    Thoughts and opinions please community:

    Sicily , Blakely, Witherden, Z Williams, C. Wilkie, M. Hore (B. McKay, H. Wigg)
    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Martin, Foley, Hind, Bewley (Smith, Scott, Atkins)
    Grundy, Kreuzer (Fort)
    Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Greene, Corbett, Cavarra (Woodcock, Parker)

  46. Will says:

    Would love your thoughts on my team

    Laird, Whitfield, Williams, Scrimshaw, Wilkie, Wigg (Hore, Watson)

    Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Merrett, Miles, Walsh, Constable (Bewley, Hind, Hayden)

    Grundy, Goldsetin (Bradtke)

    Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Rankine, Settlefield, Mosquito (Caravarra,Bines)

    Rookies will change
    Thoughts?

  47. Michael says:

    Keen to hear what you guys think of my team!

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Blakely, Williams, Collins, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg)
    MID: Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, Martin, Stocker, Constable, Bewley (Mosquito, Valente, Hind)
    RUC: Grundy, Goldstein (Sweet)
    FWD: Danger, Smith, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Kreuger (Parker, Cavarra)

    Thought I'd go a POD/unique in Grundy, almost no one will have him.

  48. Matt says:

    Lloyd, Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Quaynor, Duursma, Wilkie, Mclennan

    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Libba, Stocker, Ely Smith, Bewley, Valente, Taylor

    Grundy, Longer, Fort

    Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield, Sturt, Cavara, McAdam, Corbett

    Give me the 50k now or????

  49. Westy says:

    Current option
    D Sicily, Simpson, Whitfield, Z Williams, Logue, Scrimshaw (Wilkie, Wigg)
    M Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Martin, Miles, Horlin-Smith, Bennell, Bewley, (Constable, Valente, Hind)
    R Grundy, Westhoff (Fort)
    F Dangerfield, Gray, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Parker (Cavarra, Corbett)

    Should be good for some giggles. Hopefully 13 set and forgets there. Perhaps GHS & Bennell are a bit speculative. Alternatively, throttle down from Westhoff to Longer and update GHS to Zorko.

    • KeenButClueless says:

      If you are going to run Westhoff at R2, then I presume you plan to push him into the forward line when you can get the right R2. If that’s the case, you would be better having your R3 as a ruck/forward swing.

      • Westy says:

        You’re correct about Westhoff. Good point about R3 therefore needing to be DPP to maximise flexibility.

  50. Maverick_ says:

    Ahhh yess Welcome back gents!!
    Looking forward to another enjoyable season with the odd bit of banter thrown round & Thanks Lek and patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
    My side as it stands:

    DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

    RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

    FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

    Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board.

  51. Maverick_ says:

    Welcome back gents!!
    Looking forward to another enjoyable season with the odd bit of banter thrown round & Thanks Lek and patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
    My side as it stands:

    DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

    RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

    FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

    Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

  52. Lekdog says:

    My first auto-select team of 2019.

    DEF: Simpson, Sicily, Newman, McGrath, Roberton, (Scrimshaw, McLennan)

    MID: Cripps, Brayshaw, Shiel, Wingard, Hall, Walsh, Hind, (West, Hill, Woodcock)

    RUC: Kreuzer, Mummy, (Clarke)

    FWD: Dangerfield, Westhoff, Heeney, Worpel, Rankine, Burgess, (Corbett, Bines)

    How would it go community?

    • Sage says:

      That's rubbish Lek. Stop making the bad coaches feel good by posting the worst team you could construct and post your real team

      • Sage says:

        Sorry being mildly facetious doesn't really work in text does it.
        I might stick to facts and research and throw the attempts at humour away.

    • Booooom says:

      I like it Lekdog. Very similar to mine early. Days though

    • markbruty says:

      Mummy out for the first few and is questionable. Newman is intriguing but such an awkward price. Roberton – is he still on a modified program after the heart thing???

      I'm not touching Shiel or Kreuzer as I consider them fool's gold. Westhoff scares me now with the extra big men at Port.

      But who am I to question auto-select!

    • DavidC says:

      One short in defence. Not sure of your ruck strategy, looks a little fragile …. Mummy's already got hammy problems

    • derek says:

      any team with Hall in it has to be a good team

    • Steg says:

      Kreuzer, mummy 👎🏼

    • Kevan63 says:

      Can no longer post without admin approval, just wondering why?

  53. Such is Fyfe says:

    Any feedback for 'Such is Fyfe'?
    Few of these selections may seem peculiar but some are based with exploiting the new rules in mind, in my eyes a great change and opportunity for Supercoach 2019

    DEF:
    Simpson, Whitfield, Shaw, Blakely, Collins, Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg)

    MID:
    Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Martin, Bennell, Constable, Brewley, Hind (West, Woodcock, Hill)

    RUCK:
    Grundy, Longer (Clarke)

    FWD:
    Danger, Heeney, Winged, De Goey, Greene, Cavarra (Corbett, Setterfield)

    • KeenButClueless says:

      Feels short in the mids. I think 5 is a minimum. Many are going 5 and a midpricer. With Beams in, I think DeGoey will be more permanent forward, so I would consider taking him down to a rookie and upgrading Bennell

      • Such is Fyfe says:

        Yeah I know I’m one short there for now.. De Goey is based on the new hands in the back rule.. strong upper body, perhaps provides an opportunity for players of his like? Just trying to think outside the square for an early edge

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      How many gws blokes do you want

    • derek says:

      Shaw could be a disaster.

  54. PaddytheMelon says:

    DEF: Sicily Andrews Blakely Clark Duursma Wilkie (Hore Wigg)

    MID: Macrae Cripps Fyfe M. Crouch O'Meara Miles Stocker Atley (Bewley Brownless West)

    RUCK: Grundy Goldstein (Sweet)

    FWD: Dangerfield Heeney De Goey Greene Setterfield Kreuger (Corbett Cavarra)

  55. RoyWetard says:

    How my team looks after Day 1

    DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Witherden, Collins, Wilkie, Burgess (Hore, Wigg)

    MID: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Merrett, Walsh, Constable, Bewley (Valente, Stocker, Mosquito)

    (RUC: Grundy, Goldy (Draper)

    FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Rankine, Setterfield, Caverrra (McAdam, Corbett)
    73,5k left

    With MID premos I'm looking at 4 600k+ and 1 -570k (3 and 2 barring structure change)

    • RoyWetard says:

      Although, there is 1 question that has come to light.

      Yeo or No?

      • Kevan63 says:

        GG ruck costs you a Def of Fwd spot, it is possible with the reported number of rookies expected to start Rd1. I'm a fan of Yeo, strong possibility of finishing in top ten mids. Wingard scares me, could be great, could full in a heap.

      • Kevan63 says:

        Tried to make a reply Roy, but it wasn't allowed for some reason. What I said was GG ruck expensive and an extra Def or Fwd premo could be better, however, looks like it may be a rookie year, so could work. Wingard scares me, bang or bust.

      • Kevan63 says:

        Having GG ruck, leaves you short either a Def or Fwd premo. However, with the expected dearth of rookies, it might not be a bad idea, just hurts to pay out that much. Wingard, bang or bust, good luck, I won't be taking that ride. Is Sam Walsh worth the money?

  56. Wally Brando says:

    How do y’all think Dayne Beams will impact Treloar’s output?

  57. Rick Grimes says:

    I See a lot of teams with Blakey. What's the go? Is the thought he gets more midfield time?

  58. Maverick_ says:

    Welcome back gents!!
    Looking forward to another enjoyable season with you all n the odd bit of banter thrown round. Big Thanks Lek & patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
    My side as it stands:

    DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

    RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

    FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

    Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

  59. Maverick says:

    Welcome back gents!!
    Looking forward to another enjoyable season with you all n the odd bit of banter thrown round. Big Thanks Lek & patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
    My side as it stands:

    DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

    RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

    FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

    Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

    • derek says:

      put a line through Birchell, his supercoach relevent days are over, even if he is $210k

  60. Maverick says:

    Can someone please enlighten me as to why I cannot post when signed in to my account? It lets me post then cannot actually see my posts in any thread, Lek? Patch? Gutted

    • Lekdog says:

      Think I fixed it, unsure what the cause is

    • Sage says:

      I can't explain why but I am getting sick of almost every reply or post "having to be approved". I have info to share but for some reason this site doesn't want to know.
      I'll give em 24 hours to sort things out then I'll migrate to a more user friendly site with my plethora of research

  61. Rick Grimes says:

    I'm generally not keen on paying more than around $500k for a defender. Is Lloyd worth the price tag? Laird and Sicily I also want, but don't like paying for them. Reckon Crisp is well priced. That is all

    • derek says:

      i'm with you. The problem i see is we will need to have the top defenders in there at some stage, so may need to start at least one. Probably laird is the safest.

      Williams, Blakely, Witherden, Andrews all under $480k look best options

    • Lekdog says:

      Tend to agree, LLoyd and Laird kind of scare me, but can we afford not to have them?

    • GreendaleFC says:

      I'm just going for Laird since he has a proven history of consistency. Ignoring injury he will almost certainly finish as a top 6 defender. Sicily is a flog and will probably be suspended for a few weeks, and with Lloyd I reckon that there are simply too many bargains down back to have him.

      *Edit: I change my mind and say go Lloyd. He takes more kick ins than anyone else in the comp. If he plays on half the time then he's going to be getting a bonus 3-4 kicks per game.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Lloyd and Laird are both in my team, just going with premos that I trust this year, not to worried about where they are playing.

  62. Kevdog says:

    First draft for the year.

    DEF: Laird, Blakely, Z.Williams, Collins, Quaynor, McKay (Scrimshaw, McLennan)
    MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Dusty, Merrett, Caldwell, Stocker, Bewley (Constable, Smith, Hind)
    RUC: Grundy, Goldstein (Fort)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam (Parker, Cavarra)

    Thoughts?

  63. callum says:

    Is having Sinclair in my ruck a risky option this year?

    Wondering if I should just go for Goldy instead

  64. FearTheBeard says:

    Ahhhh how bloody good is it to have supercoach re open!

    Hope you suspects all had a ripper off season!

    First shot for my 2019 team. Rip it apart lads.

    Laird, Sicily, Blakeley, Witherden, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg)

    Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Dusy, Beams, Stocker, Bewley, Hind (Constable, Valente, Atkins)

    Grundy & Gawn (Fort) NOT PLAYING WITH THE RUCKS!!!!!

    Danger, Franklin, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Corbett, Parker)

    Did I miss anything ? Any steals? Anyone I need to put a pen through?

    Beams & Dusty two of my favs player as is Buddy so while not exactly everyone's pick though my lads.

  65. Tom says:

    Thoughts on Josh J Kennedy? Only 400k and we all know what he can dish up.

  66. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    The supercoach expert Gill Gardiner from HS has released his team.

    Laird, Whitfield – rookies.
    Good luck with [email protected]

    4 on field rooks in def. Not sure i could even name 4 i think would get a game rd 1.

    Surely he is having a lend?? 🤣

    • Liam says:

      Logue,Wigg,Hore,Collins,Scrimshaw,Williamson,Rozee,Quaynor,Clark

      Plenty of options,just have to wait and see.

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah Liam there are, but if we select 4 on one line and all 4 score in the 40's or 50's for the first 2-3 weeks what happens then?…probably rage/panic trading. No one knows how it's gonna unfold yet, jlt will help but sometimes that doesn't help much.

    • Liam says:

      Logue,Wigg,Hore,Collins,Scrimshaw,Williamson,Rozee,Quaynor,Clark

    • Russty_ says:

      Think he might be mate, just throwing a curveball, he'll probably change it up as I will mine after some of the comments I got on my first effort…fair enough too lol

      • Derek says:

        I’m never been keen on paying over $500k for a defender. This year it is a big guess as to the effect the rule changes will have.

        My team has 4 on field rookies in defence, but gone 6 guns in the guts

        I’d take a Fyfe or Kelly ahead of Lloyd or a Merrett ahead of Whitfield

        All depends on the rookies

        • Finnius says:

          I reckon you have to go the opposite Derek. These promo defenders will be getting 5+ more touches a game – all kicks. I can see a few going 115+ and even the witherden types going above 105. I think if you’re going to go deep anywhere, defence is good a place as any or you risk getting left behind.

  67. Sage says:

    I was looking into Scrimshaw and had a look at the history of #7 draft picks. Number 7 is almost a SC potatoe field
    #7 Draft pick since inception of the draft
    1986-Chris Lindsay – 0 career games
    1987-Darren Davies – 39 career games
    1988-Leon Cameron – 256 career games B&F 1993
    1989-Stephen Edgar – 14 career games
    1990-Damian Hampson – 6 career games
    1991-Jeremy Guard – 68 career games (Fitzroy)
    1992-Wayne Hernaman – 20 career games
    1993-Chris L. Johnson – 264 Career games 2xAA 3xPremierships Best SC ave 90
    1994-Tony Brown – 108 career games retired before SC started
    1995-Ben Edwards – 0 career games
    1996-Bowen Lockwood -50 Career Games retired before SC started
    1997-Kris Massie -131 Career Games Best SC ave 77 – Career SC ave56.2
    1998-Josh Carr – 207 Career Games 1x Premiership Best SC ave 92 – Career SC ave78.2
    1999-Danny Roach – 1 career game
    2000-Laurence Angwin – 0 career games
    2001-David Hale – 237 career games 3xPremiership – Best SC ave 96 – Career SC ave72.8
    2002-Andrew Mackie – 280 Career Games 3xPremiership 1xAA – Best SC ave 88 twice – Career scave 77.7
    2003-Kane Tenace – 54 Career Games in 6-years best SC AVE60 – career sc ave54
    2004-Jordan Lewis – 307 Career games* 4x Premiership – 1xAA Best SC ave109 – Career SC ave89.8
    2005-Paddy Ryder – 226 career games* 1xAA best SC ave 105 – career sc ave83
    2006-Joel Selwood -272 career games* 6xAA – 3xPremiership – 4xAFLPA most courageous Best SC ave-121 Career SC ave-108
    2007-Rhys Palmer – 123 career games best SC ave 87 in debut season – Career SC ave68
    2008-Daniel Rich – 183 career games Best SC ave91 Career SC ave 84.2
    2009-Brad Sheppard – 154 Career games* Best SC ave77 – Career SC ave63.2
    2010-Josh Caddy – 139 career games* 1xAA 1xPremiership Best SC ave93 – Career SC ave74.9
    2011-Nick Haynes – 103 career games* Best SC ave 84 – Career SC ave67.8
    2012-Ollie Wines – 129 career games* Best SC ave 100 in 2nd year – Career SC ave94.3
    2013-James Aish – 68 career games* Best SC ave 71 in 1st year – Career SC ave62
    2014-Paul Ahern – 11 Career games last year – Best SC ave69
    2015-Jacob Hopper – 42 Career games* Best SC ave79 – Career sc ave70.3
    2016-JACK SCRIMSHAW – 4 career games* SC ave 46
    2017-Hunter Clark – 15 career games* SC ave 54
    2018-Bailey Smith

  68. Wally Brando says:

    DEF: Simpson, Whitfield, Witherden, Z Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw (Duursma, Wigg)
    MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Yeo, Merrett, Walsh, Valente, West (Stocker, Constable, Bewley)
    RUC: Grundy, Naismith (Bines)
    FWD: Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Daniher, Rozee, Setterfield (Woodcock, Cavarra)

  69. TelescopicCox says:

    First draft I've gone for overkill in the mids:

    PROS – Lots of point production early
    CONS – limiting myself to only 2 premo spots left, need to nail my picks from the start or sideways trade

    D – Laird, Crisp, Williams, Collins, Wilkie, Hore (Duursma, Wigg)
    M – Macrae, Cripps, Kelly, Neale, Beams, Dusty, Stocker, Valente (Constable, Hind, Bewley)
    R – Grundy, Goldy (Bines)
    F – Danger, Heeney, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Hill, Parker)

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Looks solid to me. Greene will be key. You'll need him back to 90+ output or the balance is off. Otherwise, If the rookies get up R1, you're good to go.

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      That's a big con

  70. Phil says:

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Z.Williams, B.Smith, Collins, Scimshaw (Watson, Wigg)
    MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Z.Merrett, Miles, Walsh, Constable, Bewley (Valente, Hind, West)
    RCK: Gawn, Westhoff (Fort)
    FWD: Danger, D.Smith, Heeney, Greene, Setterfield, Burgess (Parker, Cavarra)

    Very first go. Thoughts?

  71. Rick Grimes says:

    Lotta teams with Greene. I appreciate the price is tasty, but do we trust this bloke? Seems akin to losing a grand to a Nigerian fraudster then contemplating sending him another grand.

  72. Rivo says:

    Here is my updated starting team.
    Not stuffing around with the rucks, G&R approach with a couple of mid price thrown in. Thoughts please community…

    D: Lloyd, Laird, Witherden, B.Smith, S.Collins,
    Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg);
    M: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Dusty, Miles, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Mosquito, Hind);
    R: Grundy, Gawn (Fort)
    F: Danger, D. Smith, Higgins, Rankine, Setterfield, Cavara (Parker, Wilkinson).

    • Rivo says:

      Hey Lek/Community.
      Thoughts on the above please?

      Revised team down to Witherden & Macrae v Simpson & Yeo. Which one?

  73. PizzaSafety says:

    D- Sicily, Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Wilkie, Hore (Burgess, McLennan)
    M- Macrae, Fyfe, Neale, Yeo, Dusty, S Walsh, Bewley, Hind (Stoker, Constable, Atley)
    R- Grundy, Goldy, (Bines)
    F- Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Corbett, M Parker).

    Only 4k in the bank so hopefully another 102k rookie will pop its head up, otherwise it might need to be Macrae down to Cripps or Dusty down to M Crouch/Zerrett.

  74. Booooom Time says:

    Hey All,

    Not sure if this is the right place to put this but here goes.

    I’m new to JR community. But no slouch in the SC department.
    Last year I took a $500 weekly prize went into Byes ranked 63rd. Top 300 second last round then ended around the top 1000 mark after an average final round.
    Best finish is 69th overall in 2009 when we had over 340000 playing the game.
    Finished in top 1700 in 2017

    I’ve only ever run my own league with workmates, but now keen to try take on some of the big guns.
    My email address is [email protected] if anyone keen to send me a league invite to one of the top leagues. Keen for some real tough competition. With other players in the top few hundred

    Good luck all

  75. TOPHAWK1 says:

    You little beauty!! Supercoach 2019 is back and TOPHAWK is baaaack!!

    And to celebrate, I have sent out an invite to join my Guns and Rookies league in 2019. Only Supercoach guns need apply. Time wasters not tolerated! 😀

    Code: 890970

    Looking forward to some more epic battles in 2019. Cheers community.

    • Thats Gold Jerry says:

      Thanks TOPHAWK..I usually finish top 3-7 %…

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Hawk, good to see you mate, allright if I jump in?

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Absolutely mate! Go for it. Will be on here more now that things are heating up again. Looking forward to some more epic battles mate!

    • hedski says:

      Got a spot spare Toppa?
      Im keen to go round again

    • Booooom Time says:

      I’m ready to rumble with the Big Guns . Looking forward to the Guns and Rookies challenge.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I know you will challenge some of the elite Coaches in this league. Show 'em what you got!! Good luck mate.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Can I jump in TH?

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Gday mate. Go for it. Cheers

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          League is full TH! I'll jump into another league with you at some stage no doubt!

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            I am happy to open a spot for you mate. Let me know when you get this message and I will create a slot. My league got swamped this year. After one hour from posting on JR it was full. Not a bad problem though. Cheers

    • KeenButClueless says:

      Thanks. Singapore Flyers ready to rock’n’roll!

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Pulled the triiga on that league hawk

      This gun is in.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Locked and loaded. Get on board.

        You are AFL SC royalty mate.

        BUT I see you are giving me and some of my buddies a hard time in my Big Bash League!

        Love it!!

    • gator59 says:

      Count me in if it's ok Toppa.. Cheers mate

    • Fisherdann says:

      Ok if I join?

      I finished 5747th 2015 and 4131st 2016 and we wont talk about the other years, all finishing either just in or out of the top 20000.
      Last year I had a great start, stayed in the top 10000 until round 8 where I had a sub 2000 score and never recovered finishing 22000.
      Boot me if you need.
      Hope I make the cut. Cheers Hawk

    • Liam says:

      I’ve joined if that’s ok mate, was in last year

    • Maverick_ says:

      Would like to get in on your league sometime TH looks like it’s full now though

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Hi Maverick. I will try and open a spot for you. Send me a message when you see my message and I will create an opening. Cheers mate.

    • Beezneez says:

      Hi Tophawk I was in your league last year and tried to join again – bit slow off the mark. Any chance for a spot if you open another one.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Will make a spot for you and Shake and Bake. You guys are the lucky last to make the cut. The Guns and Rookies league is now locked and loaded. Give me a few minutes to open the two spots. Good to see you back mate!

    • Beezneez says:

      PS team name was Morphy Maulers

    • Beezneez says:

      Hi Tophawk tried to reply to you before but our power went down including the a/c on this 44 degree day. Anyhow, I was in your league last year with team name Morphy Maulers. Went to join but league is full. Could you keep me in mind if you start up another one. Enjoyed the competition last year. I think you beat me by one point in one game.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I’m in Tophawk. If it’s a battle you want, you will want to play me in the first half of the season before I run out of trades and drop 10,000 ranks from a top 1,000 push.

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      No more spots Hawk????

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Will open a spot for you and beezneez. After that, the Guns and Rookies league is locked and loaded! Look forward to some more ripper battles this year! Give me a couple of minutes to open the last 2 spots.

  76. Booooom Time says:

    Hey TH. I’m just getting registered. Be ready to rumble for sure.

  77. kinglear009 says:

    After a year of lurking in the shadows, I've finally decided to jump on board the forums and the topic that drove me from slumber like an aged detective chasing his one cold case is Josh Kelly. Certified gun last year but people seem less keen on him this year. Getting more experience and Shiel's exit gives him even more of the inside football. The equations I've concocted all over the walls of my apartment point to a knockout season from the guy – anyone with me?

    • Finnius says:

      I like him. Injury hit and still averaged above 115. Has a huge ceiling and could easily go to another level. Wouldn’t mind a cheeky 5er on him for the Brownlow 🙂

    • Lekdog says:

      Great to have you!

  78. Josh says:

    Backs

    J crisp, JJ, C Blakey
    Williams, Collins, Logue ( wilki, McKay )

    Mids

    Fyfe, bont, matin, m crouch
    Shiel, hall, Hannebery, atley ( Bennell, Constance, hind )

    Rucks

    Goldie, longer ( fort )

    Forwards

    Danger, Heeney, de goey
    J Kennedy, setterfield, Burgess ( Parker, cavarra )

    Love your work guys any help would be appreciated thanks

  79. Finnius says:

    Hi all, good luck for SC in 2019!

    I think its only worth discussing promos at this point, mainly because rookies are going to be selected on the Thursday night of round 1 at team selection.

    Atm I am going pretty much straight with G & R, except for some funky thinking in the rucks.

    DEF: Lloyd, laird, witherden, Williams

    Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Neale

    RUCK: Grundy, Mummy (Naismith/R3 rookie)

    FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Chad (@Patch)

    I have gone ultra deluxe in the mids – because I have picked everyone who I think can go 120+. I am worried about spending 1.4 million in the ruck – and I think if mummy averages 100 I will just be printing money with him as a cash cow.

    Witherden with the new rules especially is going to lift his average by at least 10, and Hawks without titch need chad in the midfield. He was a gun in the last half of last year as well. Dunkley stats are also too good to ignore.

    Thoughts everyone? It will change a heap before round one, but am actually quite happy at this stage 🙂

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Finnius. I am your bunny after last season. You were unbelievable. Well played. But here is my take anyway!

      I really like the early structure of your side. (minus rookies)

      The only thing that concerns me is your mega spend down back. Do you really need to start with 2 uber premos in Lloyd and Laird? At this stage, I am starting with only one of those 2 guys come season start.

      I like the best coaches in my "Guns and Rookies" league. Feel free to join. No questions asked. (Code 890970)

      Cheers,

      TOPHAWK

      • Derek says:

        Can I join your league TH?

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Of course mate. You are in. You provide insights that are pure gold. I have not agreed with you on some calls over the years, but the G&R league needs a calm, composed, and savvy coach. Cheers.

      • just joined TOPPA hope you don't mind Hi to the flying Finn and Derek .Looks like it could be a great year boys. Toppa ,I actually agree with Finn Laird and Lloyd are in the best 6 def no doubt so I am taking them early as well as Grundy and gawn , none better. It's the mid prems after M4 that concern me most MacRae Fyfe Cripps and Oliver look set ..I might even look at Brayshaw good luck NDD

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          I do mind. You and Trigga keep pumping everyone in my Big Bash league! But I Love it.

          Big bash SC cricket is the curtain raiser for the season proper.

          Welcome to the Guns and Rookies league mate. I have a few new coaches joining this year who are top shelf also.

          Get ready for battle!

          Cheers Neil.

          TH

          • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

            Cheers hawk

            As i said when i joined- no point being part of it unless you have a red hot go and give u a run for your money. 😁

        • Finnius says:

          Neale looks like a lock for me NDD. New club, he’ll lead that young midfield and has potential to just collect the football like not many others. I see him averaging st least 115 this year. Good luck This year 🙂

      • Finnius says:

        Thanks tophawk – I will join! My thinking is that with the new rules these defensive blokes are just going to go through the roof with their amount of touches. Laird and Lloyd are major accumulators who are just going to get even more of the footy. If you look at Lloyd’s scores in particular from the second half of last year it was pretty ridiculous – I think he could be a genuine skipper option this year. If I was going to offload one it would be laird, but I don’t see him dropping in price much throughout the year and he is the clear #2 defender imo so may as well start him and not regret missing those points/needing to rush him in at that price point.

      • Shake_n_bake says:

        Hey Hawk hope you can open up a spot! Working flat out over the Christmas period but im back. Would be great to join in.

    • Phat Phuc says:

      Chad's spud scores traditionally come in the front half of the season. He'll be 100k cheaper at bye time

    • The Ranger says:

      You've made me rethink my structure Fin so onya mate.
      I was going 3-5-2-3 as I usually do but that back 4 you have looks pretty nice.
      Mummy tho…not sure how you can have him in as a keeper.
      I get that it gives you a D4 but it's a risky pick anyway that you look at it and keepers aren't supposed to be risky.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Wingard is overrated. Mummy too injury prone. Really like the Neale and Dunkley picks though 🙂

  80. GloryDays94 says:

    Hey Guys!

    Here is my thrown together team!

    Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Rozee, Wilkie (Wigg, Hore)

    MaCrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Martin, Sloane, Stocker, Constable, Atley (Ling, West, Hind)

    Gawn, Goldy (Fort)

    Danger, Dunkley, Darling, Setterfield, McAdam, Burgess (Cavarra, Wilkinson)

    158,900 im bank

    Idead and thoughts welcome!

  81. Richard says:

    Blakey, Williams, rookies

    Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Rookies

    Grundy, Kruzer

    Danger, Menagola, Smith, Heany, Rookies

    • dontblushbaby says:

      I'm warming to Kreuzer, they believe he's on top of his injuries, jury still out though, see what happens

      Everyone will have Danger, however with Dollhouse, Rohan included this year the Cats will be hard to judge imo with SC and the likes of Menagola ect I'm not sure what their role will be , again IMO, good luck

    • Beezneez says:

      Mids and Fwds looking good but at the expense of being thin in defence – no Laird, Lloyd, Whitfield, Sicily or Simpson.

  82. Bob says:

    You're all going to want to end up with Grundy/Gawn, so why not start there?

    That said… very keen to hear the community's feedback on this approach.

    Lloyd Hurn Roberton Birchall** Collins Hore (Wilkie Wigg)
    Macrae Cripps Fyfe Kelly Viney Miles Smith Bewley (Hind Valentine Riach)
    Grundy Gawn (Fort)
    Danger Dunkley Greene Daniher Setterfield Cavarra (Corbett Parker)

    **if fit

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      Because thats what the rest of your team looks like when you drop that much cash in the rucks to save a trade

      • Bob says:

        Good one – hadn't occurred to me until now that there would be trade-offs. Anything constructive to offer beyond the obvious pot shots that seem to be your go? You seem to have a lot of time to waste…

        My take: There are 10 picks you would expect to be keepers. Hopefully 11 – maybe 12 if I'm lucky. So probably 1 or 2 short. Almost certainly too many gambles in defence. Obvious big question mark over Daniher. But let's see what JLT brings.

    • Finnius says:

      Gawn could drop off his scoring slightly I think – will be able to pick up for &gt;600 throughout the year. Idm looking at the other options in the first few rounds as well while also making some cash from these cows we might be given 🙂

    • Whitey says:

      Daniher and Greene are injury concerns so might need to find some cash. Maybe drop one of the midfielders, so hard to tell right now when we don't know what lines the rookies are strongest in.

    • Rick Grimes says:

      Because you're almost guaranteed to get them for $100k cheaper at some stage. They are at max price now whereas players in other lines are discounted and would rather use the cash there.

    • Bob says:

      Have swapped Lloyd/Hurn/Roberton for Laird/Sicily/Witherden (after a closer look at their stats and factoring in the new kick-in rule).
      Also Dunkley for Heeney. And Smith and Daniher for cheap rookies.
      Improves the short and long term bottom line – assuming Witherden is a potential keeper – and there are enough mid and forward rookies playing.
      But I'm keeping Grundy/Gawn combo … for now.

  83. John Hines says:

    My funky team ATM

    Defence Simpson, Andrews, Blakely, Z Williams, Roberton, Hore (Wilkie, Wigg)

    Midfield Cripps, J Kelly, Yeo, D Beams, Shuey, Miles, Bewley, Valentie, (E Smith, Hind, West)

    Rucks B Grundy, Z Clarke (Fort)

    Forwards Dangerfield, Menegola, R Gray, Corbett, Ling, I Hill, (Schultz, M Parker)

    I got $310k left
    any suggestions welcome

  84. fatboyfat7 says:

    Ready for the abuse but here goes!

    Def:
    Hurn, Short, Witherden, Z Williams, Wilkie, Hore, (Burgess, Wigg)

    Mids:
    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Merrett, Miles, Stocker, Constable, Bewley (Woodcock, Hind, Foley)

    Rucks:
    Grundy Goldy (Sweet)

    Fwds:
    Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Lynch, Setterfield, McAdams, (Parker, Cavarra)

    $172k left which will be a Lynch-to-Heeney upgrade if he's not ready for R1.
    I know the defense may be perceived as light but I won't pay premium prices for the top few selections. Reviewing last years form guide, they all drop significantly throughout the season. Short is a bit of a POD at present but post bye scores last year are very good. I'm hoping Witherden benefits from the kick in rule. If there's a place to take a risk it's defense.
    Going one less premo in the guts to start, personal choice on structure. Macrae as 'C' option.
    Goldy and Gawn don't need explaining, I'm not gambling in rucks and Kruezer is too big a risk for mine.
    Forwards; well Lynch will likely become Heeney or Kelly unless he gets back from injury asap. Wasn't too along ago he was a top scoring forward at the Suns, may get back there if fit at the Tigers.

    Now, tear it apart. I deserve it…. 🙂

  85. TommyC99 says:

    Which 2 out of Blakely, witherden and Williams?

    • Finnius says:

      Witherden and Williams for me. I think Blakey has had enough opportunities to lift and hasn’t. I think it’s too much of a speculative/hopeful pick at this stage. I’ll need to see some serious JLT scores to change my mind.

  86. Michael says:

    anyone going to have a crack at Hibberd for 398k? could he get his rebound defender role back this year?

  87. GloryDays94 says:

    Yeah I am going goldy. Think he will get back to big scores again now Preuss is gone.

  88. Phat Phuc says:

    This year I teach Number 1 disciple Toby Tantrum new secret flykick.
    Make many yuan and points for your Supercoach

  89. MC says:

    Could someone please enlighten me as to where Tom Scully is at…

    Is he expected to be ready for round one? Is he going to be a different player with that cooked ankle?

    • DavidC says:

      Highly unlikely for round 1, maybe a chance for midseason, might not play all season. There is a reason GWS let him go for nothing.

  90. WTFoxtrot_58 says:

    780130 open for all.
    First in best dressed.

  91. Locked and Loaded says:

    WE'RE BACK BABY!!

    First draft lmk thoughts… Cheers legends!

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Collins, Hore, Duursma (Wigg, Wilkie)

    MID: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Zerrett, Smith, Constable, Atkins (Woodcock, Hind, Bewley)

    RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

    FWD: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Setterfield, Schultz, Stengle (Cavarra, Parker)

  92. Rick Grimes says:

    No, no, hear me out…Tom Bellchambers.

  93. GreendaleFC says:

    It wouldn't be January if my team wasn't full of midpricers. I reckon there's heaps of value in defence this year.

    D: Laird, Blakely, B Smith, Roberton, Birchall, Burgess, (Hore, Wigg)

    M: Fyfe, Kelly, Neale, Martin, Viney, B Crouch, Hannebery, Setterfield, (Constable, Ling, E Smith)

    R: Grundy, Mumford, (Bines)

    F: Dangerfield, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Stengle, Petrucelle, (Corbett, Cavarra)

    • Gord29 says:

      very risky in the mids

      • GreendaleFC says:

        Yeah I've changed it a little now to replace Hannebery and Roberton with Whitfield and Bewley. I'm very confident with Viney, B Crouch I'll need to keep an eye on though.

    • DavidC says:

      Mummy is out for the first 2 rounds, are you taking the donuts?

  94. JohnDJ59 says:

    Just going to put up my main players since the rookies and mid priced players will sort themselves out as we get close to the start of the season. Def: Lloyd, Laird, Williams. Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglo, Bont. Ruck: Grundy, Nank. Fwd: Danger, Smith. If the rookies don't turn up and a mid priced player screams to be picked in the middle, I will consider dropping one of my top 5 mid players.

    • derek says:

      Lloyd is $600+ that is just alot of dollars. You can get a ZMerrett and still have $50k left over.

      I know it all depends on where the rookies are, but if there are defence rookies avaliable, would you look at going an extra Mid like a merrett or Kelly?

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Hi Derek, good question, the last two years I have started with one premo and one mid pricer down back due to the rookies turning up there, I would be more inclined to do the same this year, Mills 428,900 instead of Lloyd maybe.

  95. Dice_real says:

    644771 for the coaches who put in the hard yards researching.
    Looking for top 100 league overall

  96. Eric_the_Red says:

    Am considering a Ryan v Witherden selection in defence. Any thoughts on either?

  97. TheSpangh says:

    Trying to minimise risks with my premiums, think the extra 20 pts Gawn and Grundy fetch over other ruckmen gets them the nod. As always I can't resist Brodie Smith. Think the mids and forwards have the better rookie options at the moment so I've spent big on the backline.

    DEF Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Crisp, B Smith, Williamson (Collins, Naish)

    MID Cripps, Fyfe, J Kelly, Hall, Constable, I Hill, Rowbottom, West (E Smith, Valente, Ross)

    RUC Grundy, Gawn (Fullarton)

    FWD Dangerfield, D Smith, Heeney, Corbett, Moore, Cavarra (Stengle, Mosquito)

  98. Gord29 says:

    Tear it apart

    First crack, all rookies will more than likely change. Going heavy in the mids

    Laird, Blakely, Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw, Mckay, Hore, Wigg
    Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, Neale, Martin, Mosqutio, Bewley, Valente, Hind, West
    Grundy, Krez, Draper
    Dangerfield, Gray, Greene, Cockatoo, Setterfield, Corbett, McAdam, Cavarra

    18500 left

    • derek says:

      i don't mid the heavy mid plan if there are rookies in defense and forward. Gives you a Dusty instead of a Whitfield or a Devon

    • fatboyfat7 says:

      Not sure on Gray or Kruez but I like the restraint in defense!

  99. derek says:

    does everyone else get this when they post and then wait a day?

    Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly.

  100. Phat Phuc says:

    Obviously I'm a huge fan of Donuts but not in Supercoach so Rozee is the only risky onfield rook atmo

    Simpson-Blakely-Witherden
    Williams-Williamson-Collins – A LOT of extra points to be had from defenders who play-on from the kick-in Simpson and Witherden do it most

    McCrae-Cripps-Fyffe-Kelly
    MCrouch-Miles-Setterfield-Stocker – 5 keepers, a stepping stone, and a couple of Blues who will play

    Grundy-Kruezer – Not risking Gawn or Goldstien maybe make some cash from Kreuz then see who's 2nd best

    Danger-Fisher-Weideman
    Moore-Rozee-Petruccelle – Can't see the forward line due to the Smoke-y's

    • fatboyfat7 says:

      So a little bit of devil advocate here…. I'm not sure the players who play on the most from the kick ins will benefit the most. In fact, I'd say the opposite.

      It's the player who didn't normally kick in who will now be running it out and will see the biggest benefit. It's inevitable that these players will start taking the extra meters and gain the extra disposals.

      For example, if Simpson played on 50% on the time and took an average of 6 kick ins a game, he already previously scored for those 3 disposals when he played on. With the new rule, if he plays on every time he'll only gain another 3 disposals on what he did previously.
      Other teams that do not play on often, Western Bulldogs are one I believe, will no doubt start to utilize the play on rule. This might mean that a player who might not have played on before, might do it 4+ times a game now and ultimately benefit more than Simpson.

      Make sense?

      By the way, like everybody else I have no idea whether this will be case or not. I'm simply throwing out another perspective….

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Interesting perspective fatty and very valid. I'm of the opinion that the blokes who played on 40% or more of the time after kicking to themselves will play on even more now that they don't have to kick it to themselves because playing on from the kick-in is the preferred strategy of the team. If a team doesn't have good reliable contested markers to kick to across half back playing on from the kick-in improves their chances of a clean possession maybe? To be honest after holidaying at taxpayer expense since 2015 on Manus and Nauru I forgot that they were already getting points when playing on and now that you've pointed that out I don't think that the new rule will make any difference at all. Thanks mate

    • Russty_ says:

      No offence mate but your fwd line looks a bit train-wrecky…is that for real or are you taking the pish?
      How much cash do you have left over with that team?…must be a ton.

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Do you mean that Train wrecks are also very smokey?

      • Phat Phuc says:

        FWD is where all my cash making will come from before round 10, except that spud Dangerfield he wont make a cent

    • Lekdog says:

      Setterfield in the mids not fwd?

    • Gary Boxall says:

      Obviously a Blues supporter………………………

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Nope but I do have 6 of them atmo mainly because they only have a half a dozen blokes who can play. I have 3 of the ones who can play plus 3 cheapies who I expect to get a game early

  101. derek says:

    Final team will depend on where the rookies are.

    It will also depend on Greene's injury. at his best he is a top 6 forward and a steal at $354k

    I'm staying away from Richmond players, they share the points too much.

    Bulldogs have too many midfielders and a coach who doesn't know what to do with them all.

    Port have too many mouths to feed, particularly in their defence, no clear rolls and i'm not sure if they are going to be any good this year.

    Also staying away from Fremantle players. their coach frustrates me. there is a big hole in their midfield to be filled, but who knows what Ross will do Blakely, Walters, Mundy could all benefit, but not willing at this stage. Fyfe is now a serious Injury risk.

    My midprice players are Williams, Kreuzer and Green. all potentially keepers but I think that is enough. Miles interests me a bit, but he is in a crappy team and B Crouch if he looks fit.

    Tossing up between Whitfield and Lloyd. The extra $66k is a lot of money

    Laird, Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Rookie, Rookie

    Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, MCrouch, Merrett, Rookie, Rookie, Rookie

    Grundy, Kreuzer

    Dangerfield, Smith, Heeney, Green, Setterfield, Rookie

    12 Keepers
    3 Midprice
    7 Onfield rookies

    • The Ranger says:

      13 keepers, 1 midpricer and the rest rookies is my preferred starting structure Derek and currently Miles is the midpricer.
      I'm determined to avoid injury risks with my keepers so I'm not going near Greene or Kreuzer.
      Bit worried about Olivers shoulders too but maybe Neil can shed some light on that subject.

      Anyone got any love for Jayden Short?
      Showed some good form in patches last year and is a beautiful long kick.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Like the Kreuzer move, good reports about him getting on top of his injuries

    • derek says:

      i'm so proud of myself… No Mills this year

    • Hi Derek This year I am going for uber prems to start. 6 of yours fit the bill .Laird Cripps Oliver Kelly Grundy and Danger, They will be there at the end. Players such as heeney Merrett and Mcrouch will almost certainly be there but are in that non uber group that we all choose from. Add Gawn Lloyd and Neale and that's my 9 ubers. costing around 6 mill One mill for the bench and 3 mill left for 13 onfield players. This is where it gets tricky Obviously you can't have 13 onfield rookies but how many mid pricers? probably 5 We are all different that's my take anyway NDD

      • derek says:

        i have Merrett, MCrouch & Whitfield there as value keepers. not in love with Whitfield because of his role.

        To have Mcrea, Fyfe and LLoyd is over $200k extra.

        last year all the expensive ubers i started with dropped in price (Dusty was the greatest) and at the end of the year was difference between my team value being over $14m. was about $13.5m. i guess i'll be looking at getting a few on the cheap. Merrett and Crouch to me look outstanding value

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      I have so far gone for the same structure just with Fyfe its just his ceiling he can go thru the roof which at times could be game changers the difference between winning & losing. Hard for me to leave out if fit.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Nice side Derek. I am not sold on Kreuzer though. He may supposedly be getting on top of his injuries, but it does not take a lot to pick up a new one or re injure a previous one. He has just too much of an injury history for mine. I am running with Goldstein at R2. No Pruess, and no Daw. He will do a lot of lone wolf rucking and should be very very consistent. At $548K he is great value. Happy to pay the extra coin. Also, not selecting Fyfe is very dangerous mate. Physically he looks like a ripped beast. Unless clearly injured, he has got to be a lock for mine.

      Love the M Crouch midfield pick mate. Seriously looking at him as well. Cheers Derek.

      • Derek says:

        Goldy was in my first team. But is Gawn better? Kruger is a stepping stone to Gawn, where Goldy is a keeper.

  102. John Hines says:

    my team ATM

    Defense Simpson, Andrews, Blakely, Williams, Roberton, Hore, (Wilkie, Wigg)

    Midfield Cripps, J Kelly, Yeo, Beams, Shuey, Miles, Bewley, Valentie (E Smith, Hind, West)

    Rucks Grundy, Z Clarke (Fort)

    Forwards Dangerfield, Menegola, R Gray, Corbett, Ling, I Hill (Schultz, M Parker)

    currently i got $310k in the bank i'm not going to touch my team for the next 2 weeks.

    the 3 positions that is up in the air for me is D5 (Roberton), M4 (Beams), and R2 (Z Clarke). i'll be watching the JLT before deciding on which players i put into those spots but any advice is welcome

  103. GreendaleFC says:

    Do any of you guys know if Pearce Hanley took kick ins for Gold Coast back in 2017? Last year May took 90 of their 300 kick ins, with Harbrow taking 74 and Joyce taking 22. If Hanley takes kick ins he could be a really good risky midpricer. Also there's a really good article on the AFL website called "Kings of the kick in". I can't link it but you guys should check it out.

  104. ctp19 says:

    Would appreciate thoughts on the first up attempt

    Sicily – Whitfield – Williams, Bonner, Roberton, Rozee (Wigg, Hore)

    Cripps, Oliver, Yeo, B. Crouch, Worpel, Walsh, Smith, Bewley (Stocker, Hind, Atkins)

    Grundy, Witts (Fort)

    Smith, Wingard, Curnow, Greene, Rankine, Setterfield (Burgess, Cavarra)

    • DavidC says:

      Lots of expensive rooks there. I can understand the logic for most of the picks except Bonner, why him?

      • ctp19 says:

        Cheers, I rate Bonner as a breakout contender off half back. though if it doesn't eventuate he'll be a stepping stone to an upgrade. I agree not completely sold on my rookies, may well downgrade a few should there be any other rookies looking likely for senior footy early in the year.

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      No danger!?

  105. Phat Phuc says:

    I've always felt that the CHAD was only a back half of season option so I did a bit of research to see if my gut feel was right.
    Chads first 10 games SC ave since 2014 his 3rd year
    2014 ave 81.1 -3×70 or below 2×100 1×104
    2015 ave 93.1 – 4×100+ and 2x below 80
    2016 ave 85.1 – 4×100+ and 3xbelow 62
    2017 ave 90.8 – 5×100+ and 4xbelow 75
    2018 ave 74.4 – 2×100+ and 3x below 60

    Chads last 10 games SC ave since 2014
    2014 – 77.3 includes 5xbelow70 3×100+
    2015 – 99.6 includes 7×100+ 2xbelow 80
    2016* – 75.1 includes 2×100+ 5x below 80
    2017* – 97.3 includes 2×100+ 2x below 80
    2018 – 101.2 includes 6×100+ 3x below 90
    * Denotes Chad only played 18 games so this ave is for the last 8
    Full Season SC ave since 2014
    80, 98, 81, 93, 89

    This year I have put a black line through Chad as a starter. When in the middle Chad's an outside player, if TMitch was playing Chad might be an option to start but without anybody to dish the ball off to him I don't see where his points will come from.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Worpedo will have to do the grunt work

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Worpedo is probably a safer gamble at the start Mr Happy, Chad has a habit of serving up a high number of potatoe games early in the year and usually strings a few together. eg. 2016 in his 1st 6-games he scored 125,54,61,36,76,63=C2=A0 I reckon that would have p= ut a dent in his 520k starting price. Sadly this year supercoach don't give us the player price fluctuations from previous seasons so I don't know how much he dropped in price in the first half of any season but I feel safe in not starting him and reckon he'll be a lot closer to 380k after 7 games than he will be to his 480k starting price

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Phat, those scores from back half of last year were when Hinkley chucked him in the midfield though right?…you don't think that might be a sign of things to come if he gets decent mid time this year?…his consistency over the years is a worry though.

      If you have Supercoach Gold you can see all the price fluctuations from previous seasons, or click on the player's supercoach profile on Footywire mate to get the same thing for free.
      There aren't actually that many guys who don't lose money over a season lol

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Yeah he played midfield off and on at Port but he wasn't/isn't a clearance player Russty. Your right about consistency he's more yo-yo than Yeo used to be

  106. TOPHAWK1 says:

    I am in Neil. Just joined the your powerhouse A Graders league!

    What does the community think of these two forgotten guys. Darcy Moore (Collingwood Def/Fwd $239K) and Liam Picken (Bulldogs Fwd $285K). Moore has that nice DDP and Picken up forward and could get midfield time.

    Still value in these guys at these prices? Not overly sold, but both excellent players when fully fit. Be interesting hear some comments community.

    Cheers, TH

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      Darcy Moore: If he wasn’t from Collingwood I’d think about it
      Liam Picken: I think his time is over

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Heard picken still needs to be cleared to play??

      Moore is cheap due to injury not the most durable bloke.

      Me. Probably going 4 premo fwd or 3 and a middie and two rooks so will skip moore.

      Would like to join the A graders again – how did u join NDDs league hawk?

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I was invited by Neil. OK, just ask Neil first, but his leaque code is 209085.

        Agreed mate. Both are super spekkies, especially Picken. I will watch them both in the pre season games though if they play.

        Hope you get into the A Graders league mate!

        Cheers.

      • Go for it Trigg Good to see how the three of us ORIGIN BBL go cheers boys NDD

    • Russty_ says:

      I think Picken has only had one really decent year average of 99 3 or 4 years ago, other than that fairly average scores, probs about the same as a good rookie could score, plus one concussion more and he's probably done for good, Moore, I think is a bit fragile and very inconsistent…best he's ever averaged is 61, you could probably do better with a rookie I think.

    • Phat Phuc says:

      Pies are touting moore as a running defender for 2019 and are pretty excited about the prospect.
      I've never seen him run, is he as fast as the Pies claim?

      • Moustachio says:

        Not sure what they claimed, but yes I've seen him run. He is pretty fast for a 203 cm bloke, which is to say, not nearly as fast as guys like Crisp or Howe.

  107. Ja191 says:

    Howdy all, great to be back!!

  108. Tyruddanaut says:

    Left field option:

    Harry ‘the best full forward to grace the AFL field this century’ McKay
    Around 360k but has never had a full pre-season. Contested marking beast, shown especially in the Bulldogs game. If he can kick straighter and rack up a few extra posies, he’ll be a top key forward, similar to Tom Lynch in scoring potential.

    The main knock is he is Carlton-based. For a team to go from very low scoring to high scoring is unlikely, even with Fasolo, McGovern, Setterfield, Walsh and Newman.

    On-field, the changes were mildly insignificant, but off-field is where the increase comes from. We have a new mentor for Bolton (Robert Walls) and a head of high development which will help with his minor niggles throughout the season.

    Also our back-up ruck on gameday

  109. Whitey says:

    Does anybody know how Broomhead is recovering from his broken leg. They really like him at the Magpies, awkward price though.

  110. dontblushbaby says:

    I believe a 'Reveal my Team" is a bit premature, probs a week out before the first game will be more realistic ,however can I suggest we debate the – Fallen Prems, Mid Pricers, Potential Breakout Players ect who we are looking at for value ? just my take take guys n girls , Cheers Good luck to all

    PS – Where SC Addict ? and I don't believe IN Pieman has posted yet ?

    • derek says:

      Mid pricers is always a great discussion

      right now i have Williams $407k, Kruzer $432k and Greene $354k in my team

      Others on watch are Miles $342k, Hall $389k, Mills $428k

  111. dontblushbaby says:

    I believe a 'Reveal my Team" is a bit premature, probs a week out before the first game will be more realistic ,however can I suggest we debate the – Fallen Prems, Mid Pricers, Potential Breakout Players ect who we are looking at for value ? just my take take guys n girls , Cheers Good luck to all

  112. Ja191 says:

    Thoughts on the effect beams will have on the Collingwood midfield? I’m thinking he could have a similar effect to ablett on geelong which may cause them all to average around 100-108 with none of them pushing that 110+ Top 8 midfield average

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi JA, I think it's hard to say mate…can't really see a clear standout scorer there, except for Grundy, Sidey's levelled out around the 100 mark, Pendles has dropped 10 points a season as he's getting on now, Treloar could still go 110 I reckon, and Sier, the up and comer could improve this year, he looked decent last year in the games he played. Adams has been up there around the 100 area too, so I think it might get shared around, but it's just speculation, Beams could take over for all we know.

  113. Russty_ says:

    ISAAC HEENEY,
    Scored 2 tons and 2 96's in his first year, average, 70 from 12 games.
    Scored 4 tons and 2 90's in his second year, average, 79.7 from 20 games.
    Scored 8 tons and 2 90's with 2 89's in his third year, average, 97.6 from 18 games, (missed the 1st 4 games)
    Scored 11 tons and 4 90's and 1 88 last year, average, 97.5 from 21 games, 1 game being a zero score.

    Just wondering what your thoughts are as to him becoming an ultra premo this year in the 15 to 16 tons a year category?
    Will he get more mid time?…I still think he's yet to show us his best.

    • Phat Phuc says:

      I might have to find a spot for him that's an absolutely brilliant trajectory.
      Thanks Russty

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Hi Russty, Heeney could still be my F3 to start with, if not will be my first fwd upgrade.

    • derek says:

      Gun

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Russty. Nice little analysis mate. Isaac Heeney is three mouse clicks away from being in my side. I am going to watch him in the JLT to see where he spends most time on the field. If he plays a decent percentage of game time in the guts and dominates, he will be a starter in the Tophawks side. No question.

      Cheers mate.

      • Russty_ says:

        Hi Hawk, thanks mate, only thing stopping him cracking the ton average last year was that zero he scored, can't remember why that happened, maybe an early concussion? I'm gonna start him even if it means he starts in the mids.

        • Phat Phuc says:

          What round did he score the zero Russty?
          My db has him playing 21 Home and away rounds with no zero's but, he did get an 18 against the tigers after getting concussed in 1st quarter and staying on until 3rd quarter.
          4 of his tons were 120 or better which is always a good sign

          • Russty_ says:

            Herald Sun data says round 16 against Geelong Phat…that and the bye makes 21…yeah good point too!…he also got an 18!…could've averaged 105

            • Phat Phuc says:

              Thanks Russty I just noticed my db doesn't have a round 16 for him if it did he would have played 22. Season was 23 rounds -1 for the bye

              • Russty_ says:

                No worries, check out Footywire too if you don't have supercoach gold, good for stats, although it doesn't say he scored 0, just a dash for that game. Good for averages etc from any year…find your team, player then click on their supercoach profile and choose the year.

            • Phat Phuc says:

              AFL website has the round 16 teams from 2018 Heeney was OUT Injured

              • Russty_ says:

                Yeah I vaguely remember he copped a heavy knock I think and was taken off for the game as a precaution, and was cleared of concussion to play next week.

                • Phat Phuc says:

                  Yeah he was concussed in round 15 against the Tigers when he scored the 18 and didn't play round=C2=A0 16. Rupert's mob are pretty slack for saying he played and scored 0

                  • Russty_ says:

                    Oh right, thanks for getting to the bottom of that, I guess it's only that 18 then that stopped him averaging a ton that year…better for us cause it makes him cheaper this year. 🙂

                • Phat Phuc says:

                  “Sydney: Isaac Heeney copped a knock to the head in the second quarter. He returned to the ground but was taken out of the game midway through the third term with suspected concussion. Coach John Longmire said after the game Heeney had passed a concussion test at half-time, but his condition had deteriorated during the third quarter.” https://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2018/15/rich-

    • Rakesh Mohan says:

      With Hann out … he will get more time in guts. Go for it.

  114. Russty_ says:

    Hi lads, I'd like to start an invite only (private) league, hope no one's offended if they didn't get one, could always start another one..anyways, this is it.

    JR 18 MEGA-LEAGUE….I will type your names in Capitals so it's easier to see…lol, no dramas if you don't want to enter, just let me know if you're in or out…cheers guys. Reckon we could crack top 100.

    League code is 381946

    TRIGGA
    TOPHAWKS
    NEIL ndd
    GATOR
    JOHNDJ59
    FINNIUS
    HEDSKI
    RICK GRIMES
    BROWNLOW BOY
    DEREK
    PIZZA SAFETY
    GLORY DAYS 94
    SHAKE N BAKE
    TOMMYC99
    LAZZA
    COOLBURG RANGERS-DEX
    JA-191
    Let me know your team name in case I don't recognise the relation to your jr name, cheers.
    Thanks fellas, hope you can all partake as I think it'd be awesome, but if you're unable or don't want to, that's fine too…just let me know.

    • Finnius says:

      Thanks rusty – I have joined. good luck for 2019 🙂

    • The Ranger says:

      I'm in Russty

    • skindog says:

      need a spot filled mate or all full?

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Just joined rust

      Thanks for the invite

    • Couldn't think of a better line up and thanks for the invite mate.Hope I can do ok..All are top players and more important stayers.Should be a fun league.What are we playing for LOCKETT'S BOOTS or BILLING'S BOOTS cheers

      • gator59 says:

        Big Carl's headband from the Melbournes dark days

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          He was a great playing coach, I loved Big Carl, the players stood taller with him around.

          • gator59 says:

            He was a great player JD

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              I loved how he came to the Dees in 73 and won our b&f in his first year, then when he went back to you guys we got Allan Davis for him.I mainly remember him from the 79/80 yrs though, I thought we played pretty well under big Carl.

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        jack watts signed poster from the Port Adelaide reserves

        • Still laughing at GAT's big CARL'S headband tag but Watts Port ADELAIDE reserves poster .takes the cake. Either could go to the last placed coach. No one would want to win that. I bet between us we can come up with both Russty can choose. Funny enough I will start ,(nearly got it too ) TRIGG —– for the wooden Spooners A SIGNED JACK WATTS DEMON PHOTO not needed anymore great for the mancave dartboard bit of fun

    • gator59 says:

      Cheers Russty should be a great league and count me in mate

    • Godd_Toldstein says:

      Geeez bit rude

    • Russty_ says:

      Cheers guys thanks for entering, should be a fun season!
      Skindog and Godd, i'll probably start another one and you guys are invited 🙂
      Anyone know what Vyrone Tickery's handle is in here?…cheers fellas.

    • Lazza says:

      Hey Russty,
      I’m in… not sure if you’ll get this msg though… seems all my posts are going through an approval process..
      Lazza – Raw Tiger

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Just joined Russty, thanks for the invite. Black Flag is my team, as I'm sure you already know, but I put it in just in case.

      • Russty_ says:

        No worries Johnny, should be a fun year bud.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Looks like a good group there Russty, I'll need to be on my game to be any chance to make the finals.I still have to activate my leagues from last year, so you should see an invite from my 'SonsOfAnarchy' league fairly soon.I joined the 'Rat Pack' yesterday after the invite from Colin.

          • Russty_ says:

            Yeah same here mate..should be a tough league, thanks John I'll keep a spot for sons of anarchy, that was a tough one too last year.

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      Hey Rusty, let me know if you start another one, would love to join

    • hedski says:

      Just just jumped in Russty 👍

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      Im in Rusty. Tnx mate.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Just joined Russty!! Bring it on! Should be a ripper league as always. Cheers

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Scandilands FC…who do you post under in Jock reynolds… were you invited to my league?
      I know your team, I need to know who you are…cheers.

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      Any chance you've got a spot in a second league or something Russty? Would love to play

      • Russty_ says:

        Hi AB, sorry for not including you in the initial drafts mate, I meant to ..you're invited into 848493, cheers mate

    • Rakesh Mohan says:

      if you miss there is always option for 807210 and 392941.

    • NoLanguage says:

      Hey Russt would love to play against you blokes, shoot us an invite if there's a spot 🙂

  115. Ktfg says:

    he hurt allot of supercoachers last year.. but from reading the afl app saints might be planning on running those mature rookies through the fwd line freeing billings to the midfield. is he worth a second crack? or a big no no

    • Phat Phuc says:

      I read that article to Ktfg and now I'm seriously considering a few saints mature aged rookies. I'll certainly be watching them closely during JLT

    • derek says:

      I'm starting Danger, Devon and Heeney. Locked.
      If Greene is fit he can slot into F4. Just no room for Billings

  116. WOW isn't the site off to a flyer compared to last year .All credit to Lek and the lads .Looks like it is returning to the good years with JOCK however I would like to see some of the older guys back. Ranger and OLD OCKER were full of great advice and can only improve the content .Have a great year boys NDD

  117. Shiel be right says:

    francis or brodie smith in defence?

  118. Keen Rookie says:

    Rookie player who has finally decided to see what all the fuss is about 😁 Thoughts on my starting point please folks?

    Whitfield, Witherden, Mills, Williams, Collins, Wilkie

    J Kelly, Fyfe, Neale, Taranto, Phillips, Miles, Valente, Hind

    Grundy, Lycett

    Danger, Dunkley, Worpel, Rankine, Setterfield, Cavarra

    Rookies are a raffle at this stage but I’m thinking the on field rookie selections will play – I just don’t know about the value of Rankine and Valente with their starting prices?

    Cheers folks

    • Jet says:

      This team won't be competitive in overall rankings. Might win you a few head-to-heads

    • derek says:

      i see 8 keepers only, which means a lot of trading to get to full premium. you will run out of trades

      i try and start with 12 or 13 keepers, with some luck they all stay fit, but usually not. Of my 13 starting keepers in 2017 i finished the season with only 7 and last year i finished with 9

  119. Sean says:

    Pick it apart please community: need advice!

    Lloyd, Sicily, Blakely, Witherden, Wilkie, Mckay (Hore, Wigg)

    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Dusty, Hall, Hind, Bewley, Constable (Foley, Woodcock, Atkins)

    Grundy, Witts (Sweet)

    Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Greene, Corbett, Cavarra (Parker, Wilkinson)

    • derek says:

      i don't mind it.

      Blakely is a JLT watch for mid-field time

      I'm a Hawks fan, but i'm not a Sicily fan at $570k. sorry. will expect him to have a few bad ones and get him cheaper

      Hall is a good price, at a new club, and on my watch-list.

      Dunkley finished last year really well because of Mclean's shoulder injury. Will he get the mid-field roll again? he might go back to being a tagger? Libba back. Too much unknown at Doggies for me to pick Dunkley or McLean

      • Sean says:

        Thanks for the feedback mate.

        Definitely agree regarding the roles of Blakely/ Dunkley and both are a wait and see. Doggies started getting better results when Dunkley made the midfield switch so am hoping Bevo unleashes him.

        Can see sicily being the top scorer at hawks with Mitchell done for the year but will take price into consideration.

        Also thinking of downgrading greene to a rookie to upgrade one of Hall or Witts to a Kelly or Gawn.

        Cheers!

  120. Moustachio says:

    Is anyone else with me in thinking that people have the SC effect of the new kick-in rules all backwards?

    The rules mean it's really easy to play onto self, I imagine almost 100% of kick-ins will now be outside the square so the player gets a disposal recorded.

    So a player that previously never played on now gets extra points from all their kick-ins (hi Luke Ryan).

    A player that played on half the time (eg Hurn) now gets extra points from only half their kick-ins.

    So why is everyone suggesting to load up on players who already played on from kick-ins a lot??? We should be loading up on guys who hardly ever did it, those will bump their average the most.

    PS Happy New SC Year to everyone!!

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      That is brilliant! I could not agree with you more. The mission is to find those defenders who 1- take most kick in responsibility and 2- have a history of rarely kicking it to themselves before playing on and kicking out. Luke Ryan could add 15-20 SC points to his yearly average because of this rule change. Great stuff.

    • Phat Phuc says:

      Yeah FatBoyFat7 made that observation in this thread a couple of days ago and nobody disagreed

    • Derek says:

      As soon as a heard the new rules I thought, that stuffs Heater

  121. Shake_n_bake says:

    Posted on the Podcast but ill post my code for Up There Cazaly here. jump to that podcast page to see the teams l mentioned and hope you can all get back again this year!! 680579 🍻

  122. Alferton says:

    Hi all. First attempt would love any feedback.

    Lloyd, Whitfield, Blakely, Scrimshaw, Wilkie, Burgess. (Wigg, Watson).

    Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Martin, Merrett, Miles, Bennell, Bewley. (Stocker, Constable, Hind).

    Grundy, Goldstein. (Fort).

    Dangerfield, Heeney, Wingard, Rankine, Blakey, Settefield. (Parker, Cavarra).

    $3,600. In the bank.

    Thank you.

    • Phat Phuc says:

      Scrimshaw at D4 is asking for donuts
      Harley?
      Maybe 1 or 2 less onfield rookies would be a safe move

  123. Phat Phuc says:

    Community influenced 2nd Draft
    simpson-Blakley-Witherden
    Francis-Collins-Logue (McKay-Okunbor)

    Macrae-Cripps-Fyfe-Kelly
    Sloane-Libba-Stocker-Hind (Constable-West-Vandermeer)

    Grundy-Preuss-Fort

    Danger-Worpel-Fisher
    Higgins-Weideman-Setterfield (Kreuger-Petruccelle)

    • Russty_ says:

      Preuss!…that's ballsy mate, I like the Francis call..might start him myself, looks the goods.

      • Phat Phuc says:

        Pruess and Fort not sure who'll get to start but they both should make some big bikkies and the price enables me to turn a rook into libba

      • Phat Phuc says:

        And Sloane dog is Now Heeney

  124. creeky23 says:

    DEF – Lloyd, Crisp, Ryan, B Smith, Rookie x 4

    MID – Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Bennell, Rookie x 5

    RUCK – Grundy, ?, Rookie

    FWD – Danger, Heeney, Gray, Setterfield, Rookie x 4

    $552,300 left in the bank to select a ruck. Not sure at this stage who to select.

    Get into it boys. Hit me with the feedback

    • NoLanguage says:

      Ryan burnt me last year so I wouldn't be touching him. Hate the Bennell pick, love the Merrett pick. Pop Goldy in R2

  125. Tom Johnston says:

    Gday community, another year of supercoach you beauty!

    First Draft at a team for the year, welcoming all feedback. First time commenter!

    DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Williams, Wilkie, Answered, Wing, (Burgess, Hore)

    MID: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Miles, Hind, Stocker (Constable, Hayes, Bewley)

    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Fort)

    FWD: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Setterfield, Corbett, Moore, (Parker, Cavarra)

    15k in the bank.

    Unsure on the rucks due to the combined cash spent like many but struggling to settle on another option.

    Obviously all the rookies are all guess work at this stage so may have to downgrade some premiums to allow for more expensive rookies if needed

  126. Matty says:

    First up team of the season

    Simpson Witherden Z.Williams M.Hore
    B.Smith S.Collins J.Scrimshaw H.Wigg

    Neal Bont Hunter Merrett. Stocker Hind
    Sloane Miles West Constable Valente

    Gawn Martin Bines

    Danger Dunkley Wingard. McAdam
    Greene Setterfield Cavarra Corbett

  127. Adam says:

    Thoughts guys Thinking a left of field ruck
    Strategy this year
    Martin and Westhoff

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Grundy is a R1 must, R2 is the one if you get value and they score well , Westhoff could work , I had Kreuzer until he went down, still might if he plays round 1 , steering away from Max atm like most

  128. Pedr079 says:

    My team so far:

    J Sicily, J Howe, D Rampe, M Adams, B Smith, D Moore (M Hore H Wigg)

    N Fyfe, E Yeo, D Heppel, I Heeney, J Worpel, T Libba, B Keays, C Ellis (B Bewley, I Hill, N Hind)

    S Martin, M Kreuzer (D Fort)

    P Danger, D Smith, J Higgins, J Bruce, C Rozee, W Setterfield (I Mosquito M Parker)

  129. Rakesh Mohan says:

    Guys let me know the weak spots:

    DEF : Lloyd, Blakely, Witherden, Hanley,Rozee, Quaynor (McLennan / Wigg)
    MID : Kelly, Neale, D Martin, Liberatore, Miles, Hately, Valente, Hayes ( Scott,Hind, O'Halloran)
    Ruck : Golden Grundy (Hunter)
    FWD : Danger, d Smith, C Wingard, H Himmelberg, J Stringer (!!), J Lukosius ( B King, I Rankine, will drop both and add value to Stringer slot ) Kitty : 64,300

  130. NoLanguage says:

    Righto boys and girls, welcome back to 2019!

    Rough first draft would love some feedback – have left most rooks out pending pre season footy.

    B – Laird, Sicily, Williams, Roberton
    M – Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Neale, Hall, Miles
    R – Grundy, Goldy, Preuss
    F – Danger, TMac, Dunkley, Setterfield

  131. AFL Blues says:

    What d'ya think of my team?
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    • TMitch says:

      THe AFL Blues are without doubt the worst team in the history of the AFL. That's both onfield and off field, SOS currently listed in wikipedia as the worst professional sports team list manager in the history of professional sports. He's so bad that stupid draft choices are now internationally referred to as a "SOS"
      EG. Manchester United pulled a real SOS and drafted a hedgehog that'd been run over by a truck instead of Ronaldo

  132. Dan says:

    Obviously a first drafting and also a fair few rookies are just placeholders, and Danger and Westhoff are both going to be swung fwd with trades along the way.
    Laird Sicily Whitfield B.Smith Roberton Birchall (Scrimshaw Wigg)
    Danger Cripps Fyfe Martin Miles Scully Constable H.Brayshaw (McFayden Bewley Hind)
    Westhoff Goldy (Schlensog)
    Heeney Wingard Lynch Vandenberg Setterfield Petruccelle (Bell Mozzie)
    Approx 16K left

    • TMitch says:

      Put Danger forward and scrap Lynch and VBerg they wont score enough points or make enough $
      Scully just not worth it and probably wont play look at Libba instead at least he's currently mobile
      I don't see anything to suggest that Hoff will maintain his ave from last year scrap him and start a cheapie like Longer, Lobb, Fort and use the cash to beef up somewhere else
      Birchall hasn't helped a single supercoach player ever, get a rookie.

  133. GawnToThePub says:

    Rate my team – $16k in the bank and rookies will change based on JLT form

    Whitfield, Witherden, Weller, Roberton, Cumming, Stein (Schumacher, Garner)

    Cripps, Fyfe, J.Kelly, Bont, B.Crouch, Miles, Hanners, Constable (Berry, Smith, Valente)

    Grundy, Gawn (Alabakis)

    Danger, Dunkley, Greene, Blakey, Lewis, Setterfield (Silvagni, Young)

    • TMitch says:

      Not being nasty but…IMO
      Speculative backline. until JLT is over you should budget for a Lloyd,Laird and scrap weller
      B.Crouch = BIG OUCH! Hanners naaaah I know he's a saint now but that still doesn't make him one the best 5 mids at his club
      Overspent in rucks. predicted combined loss over first 6 rounds 140k
      Toby Greene gun player but doubtful starter and if he starts he's a doubtful finisher save yourself the grief

      • GawnToThePub says:

        Lloyd and Laird will run 2nd and 3rd to Whitfield

        B Crouch i am suspect on but if he has had a solid preseason and shows some real promise in JLT, everyone will get on

        Hanners has been average at Swans of late but he will play a huge role for saints as Ross will be playing a more defensive role this year as he often did last year whilst Steven gets tagged, Hanners will have some value in the first few months.
        Rucks for me is a no brainer, both score brilliantly and consistently with no injuries, everyone under them has a huge gap so why bother risking it for a sub par ruck to get a premo when i can get two of the best premos locked in?
        Greene i didnt realise is doubtful for round 1 he will change.

        My structure i am really happy with, just vary between players at each price range, it worked well for me last year where i was running top 5 in the first 6 weeks

  134. Matt says:

    Laird, Whitfield, Blakely, Witherden, Collins, Quaynor (Hore, Wigg)
    Cripps, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Martin, M.Crouch, Stocker, Constable, Valente (Mosquito, Hind, Bewley)
    Grundy, Goldstein (Clarke)
    Dangerfield, Heeney, R.Gray, Setterfield, Burgess, Cavarra (Parker, MID/FWD loophole)
    $30k left

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