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Our Supercoach and Dreamteam 2013 teamsThe Higginator has revolutionised how many of us construct our starting Supercoach teams. The much anticipated release of the 2013 version on Tuesday means that many of us are now into the nuts and bolts of putting our 2013 AFL Fantasy teams together.

How are you all getting on? Whack down your team and lets get around each other in true Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy community style and lift each other to glory in 2013.

Many of you have found us for the first time – and that is absolutely bloody fantastic! This is a place where you can come regardless of how long you’ve been in this caper with no fear of being shot down in flames.

We’re all here to help each other out in a positive and constructive way.

Over to you folks… lets have a squiz at how your teams are shaping up so far. If you haven’t got your greasy mits on it yet click here and download your copy of the 2013 Higginator Team Analysis Tool

Your mate,

Jock Reynolds

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  1. Matt says:

    Obviously just a first pass, not based on too much at all!

    BACK: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Duffield, Broughton, Docherty, (J Saunders, D Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Dangerfield, Cotchin, Fyfe, D Martin, Ball, T Mitchell, O'Meara, (Colquhuon, Viney)

    RUCK: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Daw, Grundy)

    FORWARD: Franklin, Pavlich, Rockliff, Mayes, Daniher, Staker, (Membrey, Dwyer)

    $30,800 left over

    A forward line loaded with rookies (although Broughton as a DPP could slot in there to make it look better balanced)


    • jockreynolds says:

      Hells Bells Matt – fair first attempt that is for certain son.
      Like you say – first crack only – Think this season I may be going even heavier in the guts then rather light both down back and fwd… love the rucks, I'll be Goldy and Leuey if the game started tomorrow morning as well

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      maybe consider Crouch into the middle instead of Colquhuon?

      I agree with your thoughts on the fwd line. it is a little light at the moment. I would directly swap broughton for staker just to balance out the lines.

      Not a fan of birchall, just a personal thing. consider handley or harlett as alternatives

      • Matt says:

        Yep, to be honest I totally forgot about Crouch but I wanted to keep Colquhoun as a Mid/Def link.

        Made a few revisions…

        BACK: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Thurlow, Docherty, (Heath, Terlich)

        MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Rockliff, Fyfe, Mundy, Couch, O'Meara, (Colquhuon, Viney)

        RUCK: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Daw, Grundy)

        FWD: Franklin, Pavlich, Bartel, Varcoe, Daniher, Macaffer, (Staker, Dwyer)

    • Adam says:

      who would you prefer

      Cox, Kracker and Fyfe
      Cox, Ball and Krueuzer

    • Jonesy9 says:

      My team:
      Goddard (mid) gibbs (mid) birchall
      D. Grimes bock (fwd) vlastuin (mid)
      Emg: Terlich, colquhoun

      Ablett pendlebury murphy fyfe
      Hartlett (def) varcoe (fwd) K. Stevens o’meara
      Emg: J. Lonergan, viney

      Mcevoy leuenberger
      Emg: Grundy, currie

      Franklin rockliff (mid) watts (def)
      J. Lisle Stringer macaffer
      Emg: j. Simpson (mid) lee

      Salary – $12,000


      • moncon says:

        You've spent too much money mate, a couple of stuff ups, injuries, or non-selections and you're rooted, my policy is to keep at least 750k on the sidelines as at week 1, that's right, three quarters of a million mate, makes all the difference when you realise you've picked a couple of turkeys.

    • tww says:

      I keep seeing Broughton in teams. I dropped him when I put a question mark against him – he's training with the defence group and he got his best numbers running through the midfield at Freo. Plus – Bock wont play early games and Harbrow and Stanley will be playing up the field.
      I'd see what he does before putting him in – thats what I'll be doing as he's a nice foil for Staker as a B/F swap.

    • The Guru says:

      Why would you pick, Saunders, Colquhoun, Membery, Terlich and Dwyer who all have poor job security. Even Mitchell will find it hard to get a regular game. You need good back up and guys that will make you money they cant do that if they arent playing.

  2. @PeterHiggo says:

    Like it! Like it a lot …. With a bit of luck this team starts with 15 potential premiums! Love seeing Fyfe in the middle also. Only concern is that you have not utilised the Fwd/Ruck swing option.

    • Matt says:

      I did think about that and decided that I may just cop that negative. Goldy and Leuey both seem like too good value to pass up, especially with Naitanui apparently going to miss the start of the season.

      • @PeterHiggo says:

        The Rough up Forward? Tough call.
        Good call on Mayes ….. 2 years of senior footy in SA, good chance to play Rd.1.
        Thanks Matt. Setting a standard early for the community.

        • Jonesy9 says:

          I dont mind lisle up forward as a big roughie – showed a bit towards end of last season, his job security looks fairly good so im willing to take a punt on him!

          • LachyM says:

            @jonesy9 i dont mind your thinking with lisle but job security the worry? There has been absolutely no talk about him in the off season which could be good thing and finished last year off fairly well – given an oppurtunity i think he could be a great POD, should make you money too. I like your difference with him hopefully he can have a potential breakout! Goodluck
            Jock, what do you think?

        • T-Man says:

          Hey there Higgo, Jock and Crouching One

          Here is my current team and I'd love some feedback on it:

          D: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Yarran, Vlastuin, Terlich (Docherty, Colquhoun)
          M: Ablett, Pendles, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Wines, Crouch, Viney (O'Meara, Goodes)
          R: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Rowe, Currie)
          F: Buddy, Cox, Rockliff, de Boer, Varcoe, Macaffer (Lee, Dwyer)

          What do you think fellas?

  3. Woodman says:

    Here goes one of my first attempts,

    B: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley.P, Broughton, Staker.B, Docherty.S (Terlich.D, Colquhoun.S)

    M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Mundy, Ball, Mayes.S, O'Meara.J (Kerridge.S, Viney.J)

    R: Godstein, Leuenberger (Witts, McBean)

    F: Roughead, Rockliff, Wright.M, Lecras, Varcoe, Byrnes.S (Macaffer.B, Lee.T)

    Leftover cash is $3700


    • jimbotraralgon says:

      B Crouch is a rookie option in the mid you could consider.

      Not sure about s brynes up fwd. havent heard much about him. Consider Daniher as an option

      • Bennell09 says:

        Byrnes will play every week barring injury and has high job security.

    • Lewis says:

      Yeah liking your team good selection in Mark Lecras i've done the same thing!

  4. Ace says:

    Waiting the NAB for the rookies & injuries but pretty settled at the moment.
    Aces n 8's
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, G. Broughton, B. Goodes, J. Pittard (J. Bews, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood, M. Barlow, S. Mayes, J. O'Meara, M. Jones (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: P. Ryder, M. Leuenberger (M. Daw, S. Rowe)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, M. Robinson, J. Darling, B. Staker, T. Lee (J. Redpath, T. Membrey)
    CASH LEFT: $31,500

    • CJ says:

      Great team love it but get rid of Barlow put in Embly then get rid of Robinson and you could get someone like Nic Nat would improve youre team alot

    • Lewis says:

      nice team but really thinking of Buddy only 16games last year i think cox down front is good but maybe ryder switched with goldie but love your team good job!

  5. Ace says:

    Re above ^^^^ have gone for a 10/10/10 bye round also.

  6. Sam says:

    TEAM NAME: kkkk
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, H. Hartlett, N. Bock, S. Docherty, L. Stevenson (S. Colquhoun, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood, T. Cotchin, D. Mundy, L. Ball, A. Embley, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (D. Gorringe, L. McBean)
    FWD: L. Franklin, N. Naitanui, T. Rockliff, S. Johnson, G. Broughton, B. Staker (T. Lee, B. Murdoch)
    CASH LEFT: $9,900

  7. Anthony says:

    Hey guys, loved the site last year and looking forward to this year all over again. This is the team I have constructed at the moment, left some spare cash for moving room before round 1. I actually think this is the year to aggressively upgrade in the mids, with 30 trades and a gold mine of rookie talent. The Ruck/Fwd link is essential, and I have a Mid/Fwd link to cover any rookie backfires in the mids. Been keeping a close eye during the off season, and have decided against a few popular picks. Let me know what you guys think!


    Brendon Goddard [MID], Bryce Gibbs [MID], Paul Duffield, Greg Broughton [FWD], Cameron Pedersen [RUC], Jasper Pittard

    (Sam Docherty, Dean Terlich)


    Scott Pendlebury, Trent Cotchin, Marc Murphy, David Mundy, Oliver Wines, Jesse Lonergan, Jaeger O’Meara, Jack Viney,

    (Troy Menzel [FWD], Brad Crouch)


    Todd Goldstein, Matthew Leuenberger

    (Majak Daw, Liam McBean[FWD])


    Lance Franklin, Dean Cox [RUC], Taylor Walker, Tom Rockliff [MID], Dustin Martin [MID], Brent Staker [DEF]

    (Brent Macaffer, Tom Lee)

    $64,100 Remaining

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      pretty good side mate.

      maybe one too many rookies in the mid, missing gazza but otherwise good job

  8. Clinton says:

    Hi Gents. Fwd will develop and hopefully $ made there. Back line starters don't need to change – hopefully.

    Back: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall,Heppell, Broughton,Myers (Terlich, Colquhoun)

    Mid: Ablett, Watson, Cotchin, Mundy, Zaharakis, Koby Stevens, O'Meara, Viney (Crouch, Goods)

    Ruck: Roughead, Leuenberger (D Currie, L McBean)

    Fwd: Ryder, D Martin, LeCras, Varcoe, Knights, Staker (Macaffer, T Lee)

    $1,800 left

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      good balanced side clint.

      bit of a question mark on knights personally. like the make up overall

    • (**) ^& says:

      good side mate

    • grahame says:

      gone a bit too heavy in defence take a look at bock instead of heppell or birchall to free up some money for your mid feild whitch is lacking

  9. @PeterHiggo says:

    Cotchin a popular mid pick early …. @$622 K ? I have him down as a NO. Only one or two Elites for mine …. Ablett & Pendles.

    • @grolls says:

      Trent Cotchin is one of the best young players I have ever seen skilled, balanced,tough……….Pendles is a terrific player but Trent is definitely a notch better than him. Trent is the "chosen one" Higgo

      • Dools says:

        Disagree mate
        I'm with Higgo on this 1 season does not make the Man . I love the way he plays footy @grolls but and this is the big BUT Delidio is far more reliable on his track record for SC and so is 24 / 25Year old Dependalberry
        you may be right and I'm an old dinoeseur…

        • @grolls says:

          Looking from fantasy POV Pendles is a scoring machine..due to the fact he is amongst other decent mids ala Swan and Thomas. But I think we'll see Cochin win a Charlie but not Pendles. On saying this I am concerned how TC is going to handle being captain this year.

          • grahame says:

            id rathe dangerfeild then cotchin as at the end of last season dangerfeild averaged 138 in last 8 games.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      so no Swan after his best preseason ever? And a touch up in the off season about his lifestyle? Enough to motivate the bull. Last time he had something to prove was the year after he was favourite in the Brownlow and was well beaten. The following year he won the Brownlow. I don't barrack for Collingwood but I know the best and Swan is in the top 2.

  10. Rick says:

    Here's my first crack at it, forward rookies didn't do much for me this year so hopefully going with a settled forward line and upgarde the other lines as I go

    Backs – Goddard, Shaw, Gibbs, Bock, Pittard, Docherty (Van Unen, Terlich)

    Mids – Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Cotchin, Mayes, Vlastuin, Menzel, O'Meara (Viney, Colquhoun)

    Rucks – Mumford, Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)

    Forwards – Franklin, Rockliff, Thomas, Martin, Broughton, Varcoe (Stringer, Lee)

    $14,200 left

    • Kev says:

      looks alright rick. Not sure where Vlastuin fits in at tigerland, He'll probably start down back ala Morris and Ellis last year. He might find it tough to break in to that back 6

      You're a brave man picking mumford, better value out there imo. Especially as you haven't got a fwd/ruc swing

  11. rhino says:

    DEF: Waters, Birch, Duffman, Suckles, Malcheski, Terlich, (Siggins, Colquhoun)

    MID: J Selwood, Kennedy, Grigg, Mundy, Wright, Ball, Crouch, O’Meara (Viney, Hrovat)

    RUC: McIntosh, Leuy (Grundy, Currie)

    FWD: Breust, A Walker, LeCras, Porps, Christensen, McGlynn (Lee, Kennedy)

    $50,700 left

    main situation is grigg, zork or rocky and then mundy im just a little unsure of

    • @PeterHiggo says:

      Nice in its uniqueness but far too many risks for mine.
      None of the key DPP options … Gibbs, Goddard,. No ruck/fwd.
      l like Christensen; good risk, but when you have him with others like Waters, McIntosh, Walker, Ball …. Your likelihood of misfortune magnifies greatly.
      Zorko and/or Rockliff before Grigg in my opinion.
      Nice cash in kitty.
      Thanks Rhino, a thought provoking team.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      suggest maybe shuey as an alternative to Grigg?

  12. Nick says:

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Yarran, Pittard (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    Mid: Pendlebury, Selwood, Cotchin, Selwood, Rioli, Crouch, O’Meara, Paparone (Hvorat, Viney)

    Ruck: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Gawn, Downie)

    Fwd: Cox, Ryder, Rockliff, Johnson, Staker, Lee (Membrey, Dwyer)

    Cash Left: $2000

    Your thoughts would be much appreciated

    • @PeterHiggo says:

      Interesting team. You have a "make or break" on each line…. Which means likelihood of "break" is significant. Yarran, Rioli, Goldstein, Ryder. Maybe Goldstein is solid but not sold on the others given their prices.
      Yarran?? Perhaps Malthouse can do something but I would consider him to be Fantasy irrelevant due to his inconsistency.
      Cheers Nick.

      • Nick says:

        Thanks for the analysis Higgo. Main reason for picking Yarran is how underpriced he is. Only averaged 67 last year, but averaged 87 in 2011 and I would imagine he would go back to that at least and would make me cash or become my d7 or d8 if nothing else. Also has the chance to become a genuine premium depending on how Malthouse uses him. Take your point on Rioli, but I will be moving him forward later in the season as he is almost always a top 10 fwd and I don’t see why this should change. Agree that Ryder is a risk, but he does have buckets of talent and I don’t mind gambling on it. Really need Goldstein, Scooter, Ryder and Rioli to breakout to be successful, which is a big gamble, but all have enough upside imo to be worth the risk. You can’t win without risk after all πŸ™‚

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      rumours that currie from Nth will get some game time in the ruck. could be ahead of gawn?

      one to watch pre-season.

      interested in why you picked paparone. I havent heard anything about him. alternative could be M Jones from Melbourne.

      • Nick says:

        Gut feel on Paparone. Think he should be a good chance at game tim and has mid/fwd DPP. Rookies are hardly set in stone at this stage though so will wait until NAB cup and see who is named rd 1 as well. Currie is a good chance to replace Downie or Gawn depending on who is named rd 1, though I might also make one of them McBean or Rowe for DPP if there is only one likely ruck rookie named rd 1.

  13. Jamie says:

    Here's my 2nd crack guys. Goddard is only in the mids for flexibility later on.

    TEAM NAME: The Dreamweavers
    DEF: B. Gibbs, H. Hartlett, P. Hanley, D. Heppell, C. Pedersen, B. Goodes (S. Docherty, L. Stevenson)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, B. Goddard, O. Wines, S. Mayes, B. Crouch, T. Mitchell (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: P. Ryder, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, B. Grundy)
    FWD: L. Franklin, N. Naitanui, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, J. Stringer, J. Daniher (T. Menzel, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $211,400

    • @PeterHiggo says:

      "Dreamweaver" …. Still love that song! 1976 from memory, Gary Wright…..

      Dreamweaver, I believe you can
      get me through the night
      Wow ohooooo Dreamweaver, I beleive we can
      reach the morning light

      Fly me high through the stary skies
      and maybe to an astral plane
      Cross the highways of fantasy


      Like this team ….. LOVE THE CASH IN THE BANK.

      • Jamie says:

        Loving that reply. Figure that'll be my theme song if I ever make it into the T20 side for the local cricket club!

    • @MRB37 says:

      Interesting to see Goddard in the guts, is that just for the swing set it provides with Gibbs and Hartlett?

      • Jamie says:

        I'm actually gonna swing him with Brett Goodes later on, as I upgrade my midfield rookies. But yeah, he just provides that extra little bit of flexibility in my side.

    • Liam says:

      is nicnat playing early on? if not would need to consider an alternative

  14. @havers101 says:

    DEF: Gibbs, B Atley, S Howard, C Russell, J Henderson, Staker, B Stevenson, L Saunders, J

    MID: Ablett, G Watson, J Pendlebury, S Deledio, B Murphy, M Shuey, L Mitchell, K
    Crouch, B O'Meara, J Viney, J

    Ruck Sandilands, A Leuenberger, M Rowe, S Currie, D

    For: Cox, D Walker, T Martin, D Christensen, A Varcoe, T Menzel, T Macaffer, B
    Neade, J

    Have a strategy, ruck bench is a work in progress and all can be sacked.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      like the ruck setup. looks like everyone is having the berger in their side.

      can i suggest that you might need to work further on the backline. looks a little light on. little unsure abut the atley, howard, henderson combination.

      noticed that you passed up on both Bock and the frog (leCras)?

    • Lewis says:

      nice job picking atley good running defender nice job!

  15. Kev says:

    Here's my first crack;

    DEF: Duffield, Hanley, Grimes, Pedersen, Osbourne, Colquhoun (Terlich, Van Unen)

    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Gibbs, Mundy, O'Meara, Viney (Toumpas, Wines)

    RUCK: Goldstein, Luey (Daw, McBean)

    FWD: Pavlich, Roughead, Martin, LeCras, Varcoe, Macaffer (Staker, Lee)

    Not 100% on the forwards, would love some feedback

    • jockreynolds says:

      Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey in the MIDS… I really like that big Kev. As a matter of fact this is very much like the team that I would trot out on the park at the moment.
      Interesting in your thoughts on young Macaffer… showing upside this season mate?

      • Kev says:

        As I said, not 100% on forwards yet, but he really started smashing it towards the end of 2010. Long time between drinks I know, but not convinced on membrey and I'm not certain dywer will get a lot of game time.

        The funds are a bit tight, would love Sam Mayes in there.

        I'll probably start big Tom Lee on the ground anyway.

  16. thebenadator says:

    work in progress but will start most likely with all the premiums.

    Defenders: Terry Daniher Gary Ayres Matthew Scarlett Glenn Archer Steven Silvagni Andrew McLeod Francis Bourke Mucky Martin

    Mids: Chris Judd James Hird Barry Cable Gary Ablett jr Michael Voss Robert Harvey Ted Whitten Bob Skilton Kevin Murray Nathan Buckley

    Forwards: Carey, Peter Hudson, Leigh Matthews Gary Ablett sn Janothan BROWN Boomer HARVEY Jimmy Bartel Malcolm Blight

    Rucks: Don Scott DEAN COX Graham Farmer Simon Madden

    • Dools says:

      Hahahahah How much coin left mate
      Back when the game was a real game LOVE IT

    • Dools says:

      Oh late news Glenn Archer is still out suspended until 2014 but you have coverage right?

    • @havers101 says:

      Like it mate……no room for Platten ?

    • TheBIGShot says:

      This post could start some differing opinions for sure. No Bartlett? No Greg Williams in the guts? Tim Watson might get a game in some sides?

      • Dools says:

        LOL BIG ; 100 years of football and you came up with Timmy Watson?

        • TheBIGShot says:

          yeah well some of us have love children by that man and hey.. he could play. Oh and I thought he might rate higher than Bartel! and Boomer.. yeah ..just phew. But what I want to know is where is Ronald Dale Barassi.. !!!? Faarrrg I reckon the bloke has been flamin' knighted and given a medal for bravery Dools! I shoulda put him in!

  17. Jason says:

    Def: Goddard gibbs broughton bock pittard staker (b goodes terlich)

    Mids: ablett pendlebury cotchin fyfe ball watson wines o’meara (viney couch)

    Rucks: goldstien luey (currie witts)

    Fwd: t menzel rockliff a goodes hurley lecras varcoe (stringer mayers)

    In bank $179.500 allowing for upgrades

    • Dools says:

      Love yuor Mids Jason
      Myself not convinced about DDP Goddard, Gibbs and Boughton
      I like the fact you have left coin in the bank for upgrades
      So from me for what its worth 7.5 / 10..but thats winning right

      • Jason says:

        Goddard at his age is a risk plus new club will be watching in preseason for sure still not convinced on hurley?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      great looking side.

      big question mark on A Goodes i would think.

      hurley is an interesting one. I will be watching how he is used this year. (fwd or Def) Could have a break out year

  18. Dan says:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Pittard, B. Goodes, Docherty (Stevenson,

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Boyd, Wines, Crouch, O'Meara (M. Jones, Viney)

    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Rowe, Currie)

    FWD: Cox, Rockliff, S. Johnson, Robinson, Sylvia, Staker (Growden, Lee)

    CASH LEFT: $17,300

    • Dan says:

      Terlich is on the pine in the back line, sorry guys for some reason his name didn't appear!

    • Kev says:

      That's a pretty solid team. Pittard is an interesting one, could average 80+ with the big left out of defence if his hamstrings decide to stay attached.

      What's the word on growden? Hasn't come across my radar yet

      • Dan says:

        Growden was one of the GWS pre-listed 17 year olds! He would have played last year if he didn't have a bad leg break in the NEAFL in 2011, he returned to play a few matches in the twos towards the end of last year. GWS have likened him to "James Hird" on their websites player profile. If he gets a go during the NAB Cup he may be worth a look! Hope that helps Kev.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      I personally love the 3 premium mids. I'd consider a swap on Cotch for something cheaper? pocket some dough and aim for a break out player? Maybe Fyffe or scooter and save $$$. Whilst the back line is a place for savings huge gaps can leave you 'egg'ing. I have a feeling yours will be stretched but I might be wrong. Gurus might know better.
      Love the fwd line. Rocky Sylvia and robbo all have good upside I reckon this yr.

  19. Mame says:

    DEF: Goddard, Duffield, Hanley, Bock(FWD), Russell, Staker(FWD), Colquhoun(MID), Terlich

    MID: Pendlebury, Kennedy JP, Griffen, Fyfe, Ball, Embley, Varcoe(FWD), O'Meara, Viney, Crouch

    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger, Witts, Currie

    FWD: Franklin, Rockliff(MID), Martin, (MID), Broughton(DEF), LeCras, Kennedy J, Rowe(RUCK), Macaffer

    $3,100 left

    • Kev says:

      Ball, Embley, Varcoe all in the mids is too much of a risk for mine, I'd choose one of Kennedy or LeCras and move varcoe into your forwards.

  20. @PeterHiggo says:

    25% of teams thus far without Ablett. Could be "make or break" season factor.

    • @MRB37 says:

      I didn't start with Ablett in 2011 and I regretted it until I could free up the cash to get him midway through the year. Still a champion and I reckon still a regrett if you don't pick him initially.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      I have to have him in Higgo, the points are worth the risk of his possible drop in price of $100k if he falls off the pace. (he ain't getttin' any younger) and finding the extra $$$ to get him in nigh on impossible till the first bye round? I suspect he is the ultimate premium player.

  21. Westy says:

    1st effort – A couple of PODs
    D – Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Grimes, Bock, Russell, Staker, Terlich
    M – Ablett, Kennedy, Selwood, Tuck, Embley, B Goodes, K Mitchell, Crouch, O'Meara, Viney
    R – Mumford, Leuenberger, Rowe, Currie
    F – Franklin, Cox, Broughton, LeCras, Jake Stringer, Mayes, Macaffer, Lee
    Cap remaining – $41.9K
    Perceived strength – picks from all 18 teams
    Perceived weakness – no FWD/MID DPP as yet.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Bock and Russell might need review as season draws closer. The rest looks very strong.

      • Westy says:

        Thanks for that. Changes already made.
        D – Bock out – Colquhoun in
        M – Selwood, Embley & K Mitchell out – Jack, Zorko & Kerridge in
        R – unchanged
        F – unchanged
        16K left
        Perceived Strengths – DPPs on every line, 10/10/10, picks from 17 teams
        Weakness – no Geelong players!

  22. Westy says:

    Jock, what's the feeling about the split 1st round with Adelaide, Essendon, Freo & WCE playing on 22-23/3/13 and the other 14 playing the following weekend.
    I know there'll be a partial lockout, but last year it sucked trying to get a full team on the park without flooding it with people playing on the first week (especially with regards the rookies), or picking rookies who barely played again (Tom Ledger anyone).

  23. James says:

    Team Name: Dizzy Stuff

    BACKS: Goddard, Heppell, Broughton, Atley, Docherty, Staker (Colqhoun, B Goodes)

    MIDS: Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Cotchin, Shuey, K Stevens, O’Meara, Crouch (Viney, L Hunter)

    RUCKS: Roughead, Leuenberger (Daw, Witts)

    FORWARDS: Walker, Hawkins, Rockliff, Cloke, Krakouer, Daniher (Rowe, Dwyer)

    Salary Cap Remaining: $100,000 plus (I’m writing this from memory)

    Daniher and Atley are the two that I’m most uncertain about at this stage.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      good balance. however i worry about the number of key position forwards you have. they can be inconsistent. you might be up for a rollercoaster ride.

      lecras perhaps instead of cloke.

    • Dools says:

      The orange Ruf will not be the stand by RUC hw will live in the Fwd line most of the season

    • jockreynolds says:

      Yeah I need to have a bit of a closer look at the Atley boy as well.. I actually reckon he is worth at least a good hard look

  24. @MRB37 says:

    My first team

    Bryce Gibbs, Paul Duffield, Chris Yarran, Cameron Pedersen, Brent Staker, Sam Docherty, Luke Brown

    Gary Ablett, Scott Pendlebury, Luke Shuey, Nathan Fyfe, Jack Steven, Travis Varcoe, Brad Crouch, Troy Menzel, Jack Viney, Jaeger O'Meara

    Todd Goldstein, Josh Jenkins, Sam Rowe, Majak Daw

    Jarryd Roughead, Taylor Walker, Michael Hurley, Josh J. Kennedy, Nathan Bock, Chris Knights, Sam Kerridge, Tom Lee

    $111,700 left over, will maybe use it to upgrade someone like Knights, Yarran or Bock, not sure yet.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      perhaps knights to varcoe or even lecras if the money is right

      • @MRB37 says:

        Varcoe is in my mids, but Knights is just a temporary stop-gap until I can get him upgraded. He's fairly certain to play, so he should be OK, but I might change him to a rookie if I can find one who's looking a certainty to get regular games, which'll free up more $ to change someone else to a higher player.

        Also forgot to put Hanley in my back 6.

        I also have the problem with my current team having 14 guys missing in the 3rd bye round. I'm sure that'll change by the time Rd 13 comes around, but we'll see how I go there too.

        • Dools says:

          LOVE the selections this far out from the start Great team on paper love the slides you made possible 9. /10 from me Not that its worth points but I think we are on the same game plan

          • @MRB37 says:

            Thanks Dools, good to know i'm on the right track with my selections!

            • Dools says:

              For sure mate, this far out well; 20 days
              It's hard to commit to paper but I would be happy going into Rnd 1 with that team if the comp started tomorrow

    • TheBIGShot says:

      I really like your nuggets. Bock is a fav of mine but not ready when you need him bro so upgrade using your dough and move to the back line maybe. Balls out on the ruck and I love it. Brilliant strategy. allover but take the chance to tighten it up in the NAB.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Bock no certainty to start season. Maybe dump him and upgrade using your 100k to maybe Jack Darling? Might be due to step up this season?

  25. BeerMonkey says:

    Some nice teams so far. Ablett and franklin not as common as I was expecting. Plenty of variety so far, assuming because there are no Gws,gc rookies to guarantee a guns and rookie approach?
    Anyhow here’s my first crack.
    Def- g

  26. BeerMonkey says:

    Some nice teams so far. Ablett and franklin not as common as I was expecting. I figure they’ll be in our teams at the grand final, may as well start with them.

    Plenty of variety so far, it appears because there are no Gws,gc rookies to guarantee a guns and rookie approach people are willing to mix it up. Should be an interesting season if that keeps up.

    Anyhow here’s my first crack. It does have a few Brisbane players because I’m assuming at the moment that bris are going to improve with luey and molony etc in the side. That may change once I see them play.

    Def- Goddard, duffield, Hanley,broughton, staker, colquhoun, (pittard, terlich.)

    Mid- ablett, pendles, danger, cotchin, shuey, koby Stevens, gysberts, crouch,( hrovat, o’meara.)

    Ruck- goldy, leuenberger, (Rowe, currie)

    Fwd- franklin, rockcliff, zorko, bock, knights, T. lynch, (daniher, macaffer)

    May need to swap rocky for nicnat, roughy etc to complete the links etc. am currently considering.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      beer monkey, when considering nicnat, remember he is injured and may not start round 1

      • BeerMonkey says:

        I had Nic nat and replaced him with rocky when I heard that news. Totally forgot about the r/f link until I posted it on here. I’ll need a 3rd prem ruckman on the list somewhere. Will sort it out by start of the season.

    • Benno says:

      Having that DPP link might come in handy i think, I have Nic Nat in my forwards currently, but waiting to see how he goes and if he'll play round one I think he should be alright. If not maybe look into cox?

  27. hamish says:

    TEAM NAME: hamish's team
    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, G. Broughton, B. Goodes, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, J. Kennedy, N. Fyfe, S. Mayes, J. O'Meara, N. Hrovat (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, S. Johnson, T. Rockliff, T. Menzel, B. Staker (B. Macaffer, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $14,900

  28. jimbotraralgon says:

    wow lots of action in this post. people good work.

    mine reads….

    d/ gibbs, duffman, broughton, bock, jaksch, staker (docherty, terlich)
    m/ GAJ, Cotchin, Shuey, fyfe, gaff, mundy, crouch, o'meara (M Jones, viney)
    r/ mummy, berger (currie, gawn)
    f/ Roughy, rocky, dusty, breust, froggy, varcoe, (daniher, lee)

    problem is no room for franklin. i'm hoping he has a slow start like last year.

    • Benno says:

      Not sold on dusty myself, but could be in for a breakout year? If mummy can stay healthy I think he should be able to back to his form of previous years and looks to be a POD with not a whole lot of people picking him

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        funny you say that about dusty. he has been in and out of my line-up all week.

        I just keep coming back to the fact that Mark Williams has taken dusty under his wing. Choko doesn't take any crap so I think he will be better than last year.

        then I remember how inconsistent he is and I take him out again.

        For the coin I dont see a logically replacement for me. Got some ideas?


        • Dools says:

          Just thinking the same thing trying to decide on Shultz PTA Fwd or Syliva Mel..

  29. BigRuss says:

    OK Revised team. Still really struggling with forward rookies though.

    Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Broughton, Pedersen, Vlatsuin, Pittard, Terlich

    Gaz, Selwood, Cotchin, Shuey, Mundy, K. Mitchell, O’Meara, Viney, Goodes, B.Kennedy

    Ryder, Leuenberger, Grundy, S. Rowe

    Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Christensen, Varcoe, Staker, Lee, Membrey.

    Pedersen, Luey, Varcoe only the only β€œTrue” midpricers. Plenty of upside in all 3 i think, Pedersen especially.

    Shuey, Wright and Christensen the big gambles.I personally think Wright and Shuey will be in for big years and if Bundy gets his body right he is SC gold.

    Im unsure on Shuey somewhat too, one of him Gaff and Masten are set to break out, Shuey or Gaff most likely, picking the right one may potentially net you a keeper at discount price.

    • Benno says:

      Think shuey is in for a great year, could be a risk but if he plays well it wil be worth it. I wouldn't be to concerned with the forward rookies yet, long way until round 1, still got the NAB and preseason until they need to be locked in, plenty of time to find some good ones

      • BigRuss says:

        Yeah i like Shuey a lot, going to be a very, very good player. So will Gaff though hopefully I will pick the right one this year.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      all the decent fwd rookies seem to be a little pricey.

      but consider – Daniher, Mayes, stringer, menzel

      kerridge is a bit cheaper.

      • BigRuss says:

        Daniher had off season surgery didnt he? Will be quite underdone for a big guy.

        Stringer is coming off a horrific broken leg and didnt play much footy at all last year if i remember right, can play though from all accounts.

        Mayes and Menzel seem decent enough size and will definitely be under consideration, 164k/149k not cheap though.

  30. jimbotraralgon says:

    I agree westy…..I hate split rounds.

    I do note that the last two winners both didnt trade till round 3.

    panic trading will be a big danger leading into round 1.

  31. Jamie says:

    First crack at a team also new to the loyal army

    Defence: B Goddard, H Shaw, D pearce, C yarran, N Bock, B Goodes (L Plowman, D Terlich)

    Midfield: D Beams, T Cotchin, M Murphy, A Gaff, J Caddy, C Beams, J O'meara, J Viney (B Couch, L Whitfield)

    Ruck: T Goldstein, M Leuenberger (B Grundy, M Daw)

    Forward: L Franklin, D Martin, G Broughton, M Lecras, T Varcoe, B Macaffer (T Menzel,
    J Stringer)

    Thoughts and opinions?? Cheers

    • Jamie says:

      also have $122,600 salary left, which i may save for season injurys and upgrades and what not πŸ™‚

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        good looking side.

        Just a big warning sign on Beams for me. With Ball back I think Beams will suffer the most between the 3 big collingwood players.

        I would upgrade to Pendlebury or even better, get Gazza in there otherwise you are starting behind 75% of the field.

        I was looking at Murphy for ages but then I got worried about his ability to break a tag. Just a thought.


    • Benno says:

      Not really a fan of Beams with out his DPP eligibility, personally would swap him to pendles, but if you are wanting to risk it he may be a good POD… This is worth a read though

  32. Benno says:

    Hey Jock and Co, loving your work mate, here's my first crack, would love some advice from anyone, only done supercoach once before, did alright but I've learned from my many mistakes and hopefully do a lot better this year.

    Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Colquhoun, Docherty
    Heath, Terlich

    Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Kennedy, Cotchin, K.Mitchell, Viney, O'Meara
    T.Mitchell, Crouch

    Goldstein, Leuenberger
    Grundy, Rowe

    Franklin, Nic Nat, Cox, Rockliff, Staker, Dick
    Lee, Dwyer

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      pretty good team benno.

      couple of suggestions.

      Brad Dick wont get much game time I suggest.

      Nic Nat is a good selection but be aware he might miss the start of the year with his injury.

      There's a bit of a risk that you wont get 2 of the 4 rookies up back playing round 1. (I'm fighting the same issue, there's not much around) Maybe move staker up back and consider daniher if you have the coin. or T Membrey.

      5 rookies in the mid is high risk (and maybe high reward). would look at turning one of the ultra premiums and a rookie into two midpricers (just a personal preference – see Luke Ball varcoe)

      Just some thoughts

      • Benno says:

        Thanks jimbo, rookies will definitely change before round one, just chucked in some names I've heard of, once I've seen a bit more will be able to select some good ones. You have me thinking of a midpricer or two now, will look into and consider if i can find some i like, also think Nic Nat should be alright, but if he looks like he won't be a round 1 starter will swap him out. Still a long way to go though! Cheers for the advice mate

  33. The Iron Sock says:

    Love the site gentlemen.

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Birchall, H Pearce, Staker (Culquhoun – aka Beef Croquette, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Shuey, Mayes, Toumpas, Wines, Viney, Vaseline (Hrovat, O'meara)

    RUCK: Looneybin, Goldstein (Grundy, Cordy)

    FWD: Rockliff, Varcoe, Stevie J, French, Bock, beZorko (Menzel, Simpson)

  34. felsty says:

    Here is my team let me know what you think.. trying to break into the top 1000 for the first time!

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Broughton, Goodes, Pittard (Stevenson, Terlich)
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Cotchin, Mundy, Stevens, Crouch, O'Meara (Hunter, Viney)
    RUC: Cox, Leuenberger (Daw, Witts)
    FWD: Franklin, Rockliff, Johnson, Martin, Hitchcock, Macaffer (Staker, Lee)

    CASH LEFT: $13,000

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hey felsty.

      we all are trying to break into the top 1000 πŸ˜‰

      I also share the concern about macaffer's job security.

  35. As a Woodsman, can I say that Macaffer is a bit of a risk with Ball returning. Loved Cafes work in 2010 GF II (sorry Jock), but with Ball in, we have Blair, Fasolo, Beams, Sidebottom, Sinclair, Elliot, Krakouer and Didak as small fwd options.

    I'd love to see Macaffer return as he has sticky mittens and good game sense, but he's not a dual position player so I think, sadly, he might be crowded out by mid/fwds like Blair, Sidebottom, Didak and an aspiring Fasolo. The pure small forwards are failry handy too. Krakouer will shade him for sure.

    Macaffer should get a game ahead of Sinclair an Elliot, but that is dependent on defensive acts in the fwd 50. I'd probably avoid.

    • Max says:

      I think Macaffer will get a game because him krakeour cloke and lynch will be the main avenue’s to goal. Macaffer should be a definite if he lines up in rd 1!!!

  36. charlie says:

    Pretty new at this, love some feedback. Cheers

    DEF goddard, scotland, broughton, bock, B Goodes, staker, (docherty, terlich)
    MID GAJ, swan, watson, stevie J, gibbs, ball, whitfield, toumpas (omeara, viney)
    RUCK Goldy Leuey (daw, mcbean)
    FWD buddy, rockliff, cloke, lecras, macaffer, kerridge (rowe, lee)

    • Charlie your in the right place πŸ˜€
      Scotland is very expensive and doesn't offer value for money for me. Better options for cheaper like his mate Yarran,
      Not a big fan of selecting defenders in the middle if it means playing a rookie defender over a rookie midfielder. Midfielder will out score defender 9 out of 10 times.
      I'd take Scotland out, flick Gibbs back and pick another premium midfielder. How much does that leave you ?? Fyfe is a good option for less than $500k, Priddis and Murphy good options around the 600k. Depends on what how much $$ you have

  37. Max says:

    Team: Quadripple M


    H.Shaw, B.Waters, B.Gybbs, C.Pederson, B.Goodes, B.Staker

    (D.Terlich, S.Colquhon)


    G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, T.Cotchin, M.Murphy, C.Beams, T.Varcoe, K.Stevens, B, Crouch

    (J.O’Meara, J.Viney)


    T.Goldstein, M.Leunberger

    (M.Daw, B,Grundy)


    L.Franklin, J,Roughead, T.Rockliff, M.LeCras, S.Byrnes, T.Menzel

    (B.Macaffer, T.Lee)

    $168,900 left for upgrades

    Wondering wether to go one more cash cow in the midfield if so Varcoe would move back into my forwardline for Byrnes. Any thoughts?

    • jimbotraralgon says:


      I think you are on the money with your last comment. varcoe forward. grab one of the top 4 rookies.

    • Quadripple,

      Good first stab my friend. Id maybe look at combining Varcoe and Beams to get another premium and rookie for those spots.

      A little word of caution on Waters too, not back in full training yet and if he's not coming off a full pre-season maybe a risk with his injury past. Maybe better options.

      • Max says:

        Ok I was thinking maybe Danyle Pearce for the backline.

        In the midfield though there’s a problem for me with me already having three premiums in the last bye round and I don’t trust J.Selwood or JP Kennedy. So I was thinking A.Swallow or N.Fyfe, thoughts?

  38. Nav says:

    First version of my Team, would love some feedback

    DEF: B Goddard, B Gibbs, G Broughton, D Heppel, N Bock, B Goodes, (D Van Unen, D Terlich)

    MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Watson, L Shuey, N Fyfe, L ball, S Mayes, J O'Meara (Colquhoun, J Viney)

    RUCK: S Mumford, M Leuenberger (S Rowe, B Grundy)

    FWD: L Franklin, T Rockliff, A Goodes, T Varcoe, J Daniher, T Menzel (T Lee, B Staker)

    Rem Salary Cap $50,500

    • Nav, great first team πŸ™‚ one guy that jumped out the page at me was A Goodes. He's not back in full training yet and I think he may well be fantasy scorer in decline. Expect him to play most of his time in the forward line as Swans have a bucket load of young talent in the middle. Keep your eye on Martin this preseason, better option perhaps.

      Can't see any other issues at this early stage πŸ˜€

      • Nav says:

        Thats for the advise, I have taken out A Goods and put in D Martin and see how he goes in the NAB games, plus his cheaper. I'll keep most of the team but not sold on L Ball, S Mumford and all rookies.

        If I replace L Ball with K Stevens, i will have enough Money to Upgrade L Shuey to T Sotchin and N Fyfe to M Murphy
        If I replace L Ball with k Stevens , I can then upgrade S Mumford to N Nat or Cox and have 68,300 in the bank remaing for upgrades.

        Feedback, Thoughts on the above?

    • Luke Furlan says:


  39. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B Goddard, B Gibbs, Fisher Broughton Russell Pittard (D Van Unen, D Terlich)

    MID: G Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Boyd , Redden S Mayes, J O'Meara (Crouch, J Viney)

    RUCK: Goldy, M Leuenberger (witts, Currie)

    FWD:, T Rockliff, Martin, Robinson , sylviaT Varcoe, B Staker (Lee Membrey)

    • Bubba great to see you on board. This team is a little bit different which is good to see. Couple of things id suggest
      1. No Boyd .. Great Pro but no scope for improvement, and will yo-yo all year. Murphy, Jack, Priddis and Swallow are all better picks in his price bracket .
      2. Sylvia and Robinson are risky picks. Id limit your exposure and just pick one of these unless they both go off during the NAB … Possibly a few better options for less $$$ like Knights or Kennedy .

      Great first effort with that little bit of uniqueness πŸ™‚

  40. luke says:

    Lets See, First Draft
    appreciate feedback

    DEF: B Goddard, B Gibbs, G Broughton, J Grimes , N Bock, B Goodes, (B.Staker, D Terlich)

    MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, M Murphy, S Mitchell, L ball, S Mayes, B Crouch, J O'Meara (Colquhoun, J Viney)

    RUCK: T.Goldstein, M Leuenberger (M.Daw, L McBean)

    FWD: L Franklin, J Roughhead, T Rockliff, J Kennedy, T Varcoe, J Daniher, (J Stringer, T Lee)

    Salary remaining $114,800

    • Jamie says:

      I am not to sure about Murphy being in there because late last year he was taking the oppositions best taggers off judd and he wasnt ever able to get into the games. Also on Grimes he has potential to be a amazing supercoach player but his history of injurys is just to big also the fact that he plays for Melbourne doesnt help his cause.

      • luke says:

        thinking of changing murphy to j.selwood or watson. have changed grimes to birchall. thanks for the input

        • Luke I can't fault this team at all – very solid. Murphy doesn't worry me all that much. When he came back in round 16 last year he averaged 121 points a round until the end of the season. Take out his injured score of 38 against Adelaide in round 8 and he would have averaged 117.6pts a round. Value for money and in my team at the moment πŸ˜€

  41. Jamie says:

    Made some adjustments to my original team.

    Defence: G Birchall, H Shaw, D pearce, C yarran, N Bock, B Goodes (L Plowman, D Terlich)

    Midfield: S Pendlebury, T Cotchin, B Goddard, A Gaff, J Caddy, C Beams, J O'meara, J Viney (B Couch, L Whitfield)

    Ruck: T Goldstein, M Leuenberger (B Grundy, M Daw)

    Forward: L Franklin, D Martin, G Broughton, D Thomas, T Varcoe, S Mayes (T Menzel,
    J Stringer)

    Changes Made: Have swapped Beams out for pendles as suggested from comments of my first take of the team, also took out M Murphy from the middle and slotted in Goddard and in Goddards place in defence Birchall goes in, made an upgrade from Lecras to D Thomas also.

    Explanation on goddard move: I think him being in the middle really gives me some flexibility moving forward when its time to upgrade some rookies.
    Clay beams also is someone who i think has big potential to make a leap this year into not only the starting 22 but some consistant scores of 75-90 he reminds me of a young Patrick Dangerfield.

    Would love all your opinions cheers.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      my real opinion? With respect my brother…I don't like it as is .. one might think the red red kroovy will flow in this one. Love Shaw he might be a pretty POD. The rest of the Back line are a huge stretch. Dump if they are not certain to play. Check them out!!!! Balance who you will UPGRADE to and who you will start with. Take a minute to look at the first 6 rounds my man and then go from there./ Who has a good run? FFS look at who you should start and who might be an early upgrade.. SC it matters in DT Trade trade trade biatch!

    • Jamie just commented on Micheal's Team below. Not a big fan of selecting defenders in the middle if it means playing a rookie defender over a rookie midfielder. Midfielder will out score defender 9 out of 10 times. Read comment on Micheals team as it explains in a little more detail.

      P.S Soild Team mate .. really impressed so far

  42. Michael says:

    3rd year in and finished in top 20000 last year (not bad for a Sydneysider born & bred on league!)

    DEF: Goddard, Hanley, Broughton, Bock, Vlastuin, Jaksch (B Goodes, Frost)
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Cotchin, Gibbs, Gaff, Varcoe, Whitfield (Couch, O'Meara)
    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Daw, McBean)
    FWD: Roughead, Rockliff, LeCras, Mayes, Daniher, Staker (T Menzel, Kerridge)

    Positives: plenty of DPP options (maybe too many?), 4 mid premiums with potential for 2 more to make the jump up.
    Negatives: relying on a few injury returns, unknown rookies (everyone has that though I s'pose), a bit light on in def, thinking may need more MID/FWD rather than the other way around.
    Either/Or: Gaff vs Shuey I agonised over! Aside from the rookies all others were pretty much locks for me.

    Keen for thoughts as always, don't be scared to get stuck in if you think it's warranted lol!!

    • Michael says:

      Forgot to mention I have $77K in the bank.

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      u gotta get viney in as a rookie….biggest lock after o'meara…cheaper than whitfied too

    • Michael, great first stab mate: first team I looked at and impressed, a few in there I haven't given too much though but look good on paper all the same. I would have probably gone Shuey over Gaff but plenty of time to see them in the NAB for you to agonise some more.
      Have noticed you have Gibbs in the Midfield. Not a big fan of starting players with Def/Mid eligibly in the middle. If you flick him in the back line and take out frost and select another rookie like Wines in the middle you will score more points. Midfield players tend to score more than backs and this goes for rookies too. All of Wines, Couch and O'Meara will outscore Jaksch, so there is possibly as much as 20pts a game you are better off with this simple move.

      • Michael says:

        Thanks Mick, good idea to drop Gibbs back but apparently is flying at the moment and I think he is poised to jump up to super premium status. I've decided to put him back anyway and take out Jaksch as it allows me to then put Viney in the mids.

        DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Bock, Vlastuin (B Goodes, Frost)
        MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Cotchin, Gaff, Varcoe, Couch (Viney, O'Meara)
        RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Daw, McBean)
        FWD: Roughead, Rockliff, LeCras, Mayes, Daniher, Staker (T Menzel, Kerridge)

        $112K in the bank. Only question is – Wines or Couch? Both should get game time you would think but who has more potential? Have gone for Couch purely on pedigree.

        • TheBIGShot says:

          Id move varcoe into the fwd line and dump Daniher. Dont expect him to be selected too early in the season, upgrade/downgrade target later on.

  43. BubbaNo1 says:

    TEAM NAME: j
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, N. Bock, B. Staker, S. Docherty, D. Terlich (S. Colquhoun, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, B. Deledio, T. Cotchin, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (M. Jones, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: J. Bartel, T. Rockliff, J. Lewis, M. Robinson, B. Whitecross, C. Sylvia (T. Lee, T. Membrey)
    CASH LEFT: $100

    How about this one for being out there…..5 gun midfield with 6 running mids as my forward line and weak defence

  44. BubbaNo1 says:

    TEAM NAME: l
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, D. Heppell, N. Bock, J. Russell (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, J. Redden, T. Cotchin, S. Colquhoun, S. Mayes, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (T. Mitchell, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, T. Goldstein (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, C. Sylvia, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, B. Staker, D. Martin (T. Membrey, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $9,500

    or this one…..trying to think outside the square

  45. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, B. Staker, S. Docherty, D. Terlich, S. Colquhoun (J. Pittard, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, J. Redden, S. Pendlebury, B. Deledio, T. Cotchin, T. Rockliff (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, C. Pedersen (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, J. Lewis, T. Varcoe, T. Membrey, C. Knights, J. Patton (T. Lee, B. Dick)
    CASH LEFT: $500

    Last one for a while…i Promise……Full TOP GUN Midfield

  46. Shezza says:

    DEF: Goddard Gibbs Osborne Pittard Docherty Stevenson Terlich Van Unen
    MIDS: Ablett Swan Pendlebury Cotchin Shuey K Mitchell O'Meara Colquhoun M Jones Viney
    RUCKS: Goldstein Sandilands Rowe Currie
    FWDS: Franklin Cox Bartel Rockliff Broughton Macaffer Staker Dick
    $2700 Left

    • Kev says:

      Love the mids, that looks solid. Mitchell was selected in the rookie draft and not 100% that he has been upgraded yet.

      Don't see Dick playing a lot of footy this year, tough team to break into over in the west.

      Would shift broughton down back for either pittard or stevenson and grab another forward (tom lee maybe?)

  47. DemonGrimes says:

    Here’s my first attempt with the Higginator. Still not sure who the best Rookie DPP’s will be. Tossed up between Troy Menzel and Ben Kennedy. Also a little concerned with Josh Kennedy. Appreciate any feedback. Cheers

    Backs: Heppell, Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Grimes, Docherty, Terlich, Goodes

    Mids: GAJ, Pendles, J Sellwood, Shuey, Mundy, Goddard, Omeara, Crouch, M Jones, B Kennedy

    Rucks: Goldy, Leuenberger, Rowe, Currie

    Fwds: J Roughead, Tex Walker, J Kennedy, Varcoe, Mayes, Staker, Growden, Lee

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Demon.

      rumours are growing that Kerridge should get some game time up fwd.

      also goodes is on the rookie list so may not get a call up round 1.

      • Kev says:

        G'day demon,

        If you're unsure of B Kennedy I'd be picking up O'meara in the mids. Would have gone number 1 if he wasn't part of the mini draft last year.

        Josh Kennedy is a bit up and down imo, you'd be riding a rollercoaster there. Watch knights or lecras during the preseason

      • DemonGrimes says:

        Cheers Jimbo. I’ll swap Kerridge in. I didn’t realise Goodes was a rookie either, so will need to rethink that one too.

  48. HeyMish says:

    Brendon Goddard / Bryce Gibbs / Grant Birchall / Hamish Hartlett
    Jasper Pittard / Sam Docherty (Dylan Van Unen / Dean Terlich)

    Gary Ablett / Trent Cotchin / Scott Pendlebury / Jack Redden
    Nathan Fyfe / Andrew Gaff / Brad Crouch / Jaeger O'Meara
    (Jack Viney / Sam Colquhoun)

    Matthew Kreuzer / Matthew Leuenberger
    (Liam McBean / Sam Naismith)

    Dean Cox / Steve Johnson / Tom Rockliff / Andrew Walker
    Brent Staker / Brent Macaffer (Tom Lee / Ben Kennedy)

    • HeyMish says:

      Any thoughts would be great!!!

      • Dools says:

        'day HeyMish
        Not sold on Hamish Harlett in Def injury prone
        Walker in Fwd line capable of big bags but IMO but not reliable LOVE DeanCox teamed up with Stevie J

        • Kev says:

          +1 on walker, for some unknown reason I grabbed him during the great injury crisis of 2012 and he just didn't cut it.

          Gaff could go either way, big left boot but doesn't get a lot of his own ball.

          • HeyMish says:

            How about Hartlett for Christopher yarran. Suffered turf toe throughout last year but still had a reasonable average (not for his price) despite several subs. We all know how the silver fox loves the swinging defender role.
            In terms of walker I’m hoping he plays that flanking winger role I saw him play several times last year. My biggest downside is that he seems to give away unnecessary free kicks when negative tactics are applied. Kinda like buddy I guess. Anyway will watch.
            If I did go with yazza should I upgrade gaff to shuey?

            • Dools says:

              You seem to like taking Punts so heres one from left feild Lake or Suckling???

  49. Jamie says:

    here is my third and final team before the nab cup
    BACKS: B Goddard, H Shaw, D Pearce, G Broughton, B Ellis, B Goodes (J Pittard, D Terlich)

    MIDS: S Pendlebury, T Cotchin, B Gibbs??, A Gaff, C Beams, T Varcoe, J O'meara, J Viney (B Crouch, K Mitchell)

    RUC: T Goldstein, M Leuenberger (B Grundy, M Daw)

    FOR: L Franklin, J Bartel, D Thomas, D Martin, K Harper, J Stringer (T Membrey, S Mayes)

    Not sure on gibbs i want to slot him in the back line but not sure on who to take out to make room for him i have $101,700 left in the salary for changes to be made.

    Thoughts and opinions??

    • Max says:

      2nd go at team with feedback.
      Team: Quadripple M

      H.Shaw, B.Gybbs, D.Pearce, C.Pederson, B.Goodes, B.Staker
      (D.Terlich, S. Colquhoun)

      G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, T.Cothin, M.Murphy, D.Swallow, K.Stevens, B. Crouch, J.O’Meara
      (J.Viney, M.Jones)

      T.Goldstien, M.Leuenberger
      (M.Daw, B.Grundy)

      L.Franklin, J.Roughead, T.Rockliff, M.LeCras, T.Varcoe, T.Menzel
      (B.Macaffer, T,Lee)

      $137,000 left.
      I think I have it about right my forward line has a lot of maybes in the rookie section and my defence seems a bit week, anyone agree or disagree?

      • Jamie says:

        murphy im not sure on his ability to break a tag, have a look at gaff as a possible replacement. If david swallows knee can hold up he should provide you with some quality points, and i think in your back line you need someone like a goddard just to balance it out a little.
        Hope i could help

        • Dools says:

          Okay mate ; Gibbs to the back line , Shaw out (He usually drops in price before Bye) Trade in 1 of the following Ziebell, Clancee Pearse or Delido or Dangerfield if you got the coin and lose D. Martin

          • ajc says:

            Pearce is a nice pick

          • jimbotraralgon says:

            why drop Dusty Dools?

            I reckon Mark Williams will have him singing from a hym sheet.

            also think he will spend more time on the ball this year as he has improved his tank.

            his is 21 turning 22 this year. good age for a break year.

            interested in your thoughts dools (and others)

            • Dools says:

              G'day Jimbo I think there are better choices out there If coin allows.
              I do not doubt Choocko s ability as a couch I doubt D. Martins ability to preform to a consistant and high level of output
              Me I would pick Shultz PTA Fwd over him (and he has injury concerns)
              I of course could be wrong If, IF Dusty plays well I will trade him in It's wait and see for me

    • Dools says:

      Hi Jamie
      D. Thomas has injury recovery scatch him out red vest material at best for game 1
      Varcoe to his slot, but Fyfe in his slot Not sold on D. Martin. but you may be on a winner..Seriouse consider Christenson (Gee) or M. LaCras WCE
      Backline is alright Rucs are Good
      For your conideration….

      • Jamie says:

        Yeah i was a bit uncertain with daisy i know he is in a moon boot for another 1.5 to 2 weeks. I made some adjustments to the team with varcoe in the forward out goes daisy. Also have taken out membrey and chucked in a experience mcaffer and am going to treat him like a rookie also got menzel in the midfield for some flexibility come upgrade time. currently have 76,900 left in the bank looking for an upgrade on a player you are uncertain about?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      final team….haha…..classic.

      Jamie, if you are anything most of us you will change the team almost daily for the next 2 months πŸ˜‰

      re: gibbs I would drop Broughton. Probably the most inconsistent of the big 4 back there in your team.

    • Jones says:

      Will be my 3rd year on supercoach this site has helped and a lot of lessons learned. Much appreciated
      Cracked the top 1800 last year after bye rounds but dropped off because of injuries and ran out of trades. This year doing a lot of preseason research and hope to make top 1000

      Team :Ball busters
      Def- Goddard (M). Gibbs (M). Duffield. Docherty.
      Bock (F). Jaksh (F). Pittard. Terlich.

      Mid- Ablett. Watson. Kennedy. Cotchin. O’Meara
      Stanton. Ball. Goodes (D). Crouch. Viney.

      Ruck- Cox (F). Leuenburger. Rowe (F)

      Fwd- Pavlich. Ryder (R). Rockliff (M). Mcaffer
      Varcoe (M). Menzel. Staker (D). Kerridge (M)
      Bank- 77k

      With extra trades I’m starting with Stanton in hope hell smash it early but will trade once he/ essendon start to decline. Ball is a worry see how he’s played in NAB but may swap varcoe, get mid/ fwd link and bring in mid price fwd.
      Mcaffer, goodes and jaksh are very dependent on NAB cup
      Goodes still rookie listed
      Feel good about rest of rookies but NAB cup will tell all

  50. Jamie says:

    thoughts on keeping Claye Beams in the mid or trade him out for a better player
    Beams price- 355,100
    salary room- 76,900
    whos ready for a breakout year?

    • Jamie says:

      im thinking allen christensen or lewis jetta thoughts?? i know they have both been outstanding in pre season

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      sam gibson could have a break out year to add to a good rookie year.

      also horsley and coniglio should both improve.

      all could average high 80's low 90's.

  51. ajc says:

    Sorry about spelling, I know about daisy and he can change if needed
    Light on mods but that’s the only spot for really good rookies at rock bottom prices ( now they just gotta get a game)

    Goddard, Gibbs, burchil, duffield, boughton, pittard
    Terlich, goodes

    Kennedy, j selwood, Cotchin, Murphy, k Mitchell, crouch, omeara, viney
    Jones, colquhoun

    Jacobs, leuy
    Gawn, currie

    Buddy, rocky, daisy, Martin, varco, knights
    Staker, Dwyer

  52. Ben says:

    BACKS: H Shaw, B Gibbs, G Broughton, P Duffield, C Pederson, B Staker, J Pittard, D Terlich

    MIDS: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, T Cotchin, R Sloane, L Ball, J Viney, J O'meara, B Crouch, T Mitchell, K Mitchell

    RUCK: S Mumford, M Leunberger, M Gawn, D Currie

    FORWARDS: L Franklin, T Rockliff, D Martin, A Christensen, T Varcoe, J Kennedy, B Macaffer, T Lee

    $18, 300 remaining

    • Dools says:

      I think that is solid mate…But wait out on Luke Ball
      Great to see Kennedy in the Fwd line
      Mummy watch in NAB

  53. Samsy says:

    Gone Light in the back, some potential rookies that should get games. First draft

    BACKS: B Goddard, B Gibbs, B Staker, B Goodes, J Pittard, L Stevenson (L, Brown, D Terlich)

    MIDS: G Ablett, D Swan, S Pendlebury, T Cotchin, L Ball, A Embley, K Mitchell, M Jones (O'Meara, Viney)

    RUCK: A Sandilands, Berger (Daw, Grundy)

    FORWARDS: L Franklin, D Cox, D Zorko, T Rockliff, D Martin, J Kennedy (J Daniher, T Lee)

    $300 Salary Remaining

  54. Phil says:

    First draft – all a bit of a raffle before NAB cup (already replaced Morabito with Crouch)

    Taking a few risks on comebacks and kids but pays massive dividends long term if it comes off – if it doesn't still room to move


    Duffield, Gibbs, Malceski, Goddard, Yarran, B.Goodes, Pittard, Terlich

    Ablett, Deledio, Hannaberry, Cooney, Ball, Embley, Wines, Crouch, O’Meara, Viney

    Goldstein, Leuenberger, Witts, Gawn

    Franklin, Roughead (Haw), Stevie J, Jenkins, Le Cras, Macaffer, Varcoe, Staker

    $36,900 in the kitty

    • Dools says:

      Wow Phil if the gamble comes off, I smell winner mate
      Love the fact that Delido and not Cotchin made your team
      Brave team…salute you

  55. jimbotraralgon says:

    couple of ones to worry about here phil, namely Macaffer (job security?), Yarran (consistency) and Cooney (fitness). also note that goodes is on the rookie list and may not play round 1

  56. Sc Jason says:

    Def: Pearce Hanley Bryce Gibbs Greg broughton dean Terlich dale Morris Brent staker (Brett goodies jasper pittard) Mids:Gary ablett Scott pendlebury jobe Watson Nathan fife Trent Cochin Luke ball Oliver wines jack viney jaeger o'meara brad crouch. Rucks: Todd Goldstein Matthew leuenberger (Daniel currie jarrod watts) Fwd: Tom rockliff mark LeCras Travis varco Adam goodies jake stringer jarryd roughead (Troy menzel Sam mayes)

  57. Sc Jason says:

    $92.100 in the bank

  58. @PeterHiggo says:

    Hmmm….. Here is a thought;
    Would it not be most beneficial to start building your team from rookies up? By first selecting the best money spinners, this will then inform you of the number of Premiums and the degree of spend you have on each line. I would think that it is important to maximise the midfield rookies(highest point potential) meaning that your defence and forward line must be filled with as many midfield swingers as possible …. Eg. Gibbs, Goddard, Rockliff, Martin.
    And another thought while I am at it … Why are so many people NOT picking the Mid/Fwd rookie Sam Dwyer in their forward lines? Mature aged, purpose pick for Collingwood ….Perhaps someone from The Commnity can enlighten me.

    • footy_head says:

      Higgo, I can't find him on the higginator! There are only two blokes at 96K!

    • On Sam Dwyer, I suspect he's depth at this point with Ball back into the mix. Swan, Ball, Pendlebury, Beams, Blair, Thomas plus possibly Fasolo and J Thomas may restrict consistent opportunity.__Dwyer may however help the VFL team go into finals and therefore provide the senior list with match ready players at the pointy end of the season.

    • @grolls says:

      Thats how I started……….picked all me undervalued and definite rookies then filled in my preferred top liners.

  59. Jamie says:

    suggestions on any good mid priced midfielders looking at a break out year?

    • Dools says:

      B Vince ADL , J Ziebell NTH and Clancee Pearse Freo I think

    • JohnnoB says:

      Brent Moloney – 362K
      Luke Ball – 302K
      Jarred Polec – 287K

    • Jason says:

      Gaff is a high mid priced player but is a good pick up not many will have him and can see him stepping it to avg over 100 this year gets a lot of the ball and dose not get tagged due to priddis Kerr and selwood taking the tags worth a real
      Good look

    • @grolls says:

      B Moloney…… start in a team that should be on the way up again.

  60. Jamie says:

    scott selwood, shuey or chris judd?

  61. Jamie says:

    Backs: Goddard, D Pearce, Broughton, Yarran, B Ellis, B Goodes (Staker, Terlich)

    Mids: Pendles, J Selwood, Cotchin, Judd, Fyfe, Cooney, O'Meara, Viney (crouch, Menzel)

    Ruc: Goldstein, Leuenberger, Daw,

    For: Franklin, Bartel, Martin, Varcoe, Harper, Stringer (Mcaffer, Mayes)

    Thoughts ?

  62. Dean field says:

    Def- Stanley, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Docherty, Stevenson (terlich, colquhoun)

    Mids- Swan, Ablett, Cotchin, Goddard, Caddy, Moloney, Menzel, Crouch (O’meara , Viney)

    Rucks- goldy, Luey( Witts, McBean)

    Fwds- SJ, Rocky, Walker, Bruest, Cloke, Staker( Lee, Growden)

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      goddard move to up back for stanley and pick up a mid like Gaff?

  63. Nathan says:


    Def:B.Goddard, B.Gibbs,P.Duffeild,P.Hanley,B.Smith,J.Pittard


    Ruck: T.Goldstein, M.Leuenberger

    Forward: T.Rockliff,D.Martin,L.Breust,G.Broughton,T.Varcoe,T,Lee

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      there's a report that stevenson from PTA (def) is on the cards to play round 1. Might be a better chance than docherty at this stage.

      mids and ruck look good as is the forwards (I'm on the Breust bandwagon too)

      Defence I'm not so sure about. (B Smith, Pittard are a bit questionable). Maybe staker up back and pick up kerridge fwd?)

  64. Shawnie says:

    Defenders: Bryce Gibbs, Greg Broughton, Michael Hibberd, Chris Yarran, Nick Vlastuin, Sam Docherty (Jasper Pittard, Dean Terlich)

    Mids: Gary Ablett, Trent Cotchin, Chris Judd, Brendon Goddard, Nathan Fyfe, Brad Crouch, Jaeger O'Meara, Jack Viney, (Troy Menzel, Tom Mitchell)

    Rucks: Ivan Maric, Matthew Leuenberger (Majak Daw, Callum Sinclair – sacrifice for rolling lockout captain scenario)

    Forwards: Lance Franklin, Dean Cox, Tom Rockliff, Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Travis Varcoe (Gary Rohan, Brent Staker)

    • Dools says:

      Ivan is under an injury cloud
      Like Fyfe in the Mids unsure about Judd
      Fwd line looks Good but I don't know how G Rohan is he re habing or Pre season training???

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Rohan wont start the season.

      Love the Fffe choice great value.
      Goddard in mids? Move him to Bck LIne and dump a mid price or rookie. Hibberd Yarran or Valstuin (pick a cheaper option than him anyway). Upgrade a mid Menzel maybe.) Maybe to Ball if you want to stay cheap. Or look for a break out young player, no risk in your mids looking for a breakout (well beside Fyffe).

  65. Shawnie says:

    Defenders: Bryce Gibbs, Greg Broughton, Michael Hibberd, Chris Yarran, Nick Vlastuin, Sam Docherty (Jasper Pittard, Dean Terlich)

    Mids: Gary Ablett, Trent Cotchin, Chris Judd, Brendon Goddard, Nathan Fyfe, Brad Crouch, Jaeger O'Meara, Jack Viney, (Troy Menzel, Tom Mitchell)

    Rucks: Ivan Maric, Matthew Leuenberger (Majak Daw, Callum Sinclair)

    Forwards: Lance Franklin, Dean Cox, Tom Rockliff, Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Travis Varcoe (Gary Rohan, Brent Staker)

    • Dools says:

      Same team as the last post you sent Shawnie???

      • Shawnie says:

        Sorry, couldn't see it when I refreshed

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          hey shawnie. really good looking side.

          personally i would move goddard up back for hibberd and then drop ball into the middle.

          also, dont know how consistent yarran will be this year.

          final suggestion. vlastuin might be behind morris and ellis up back so may not start round 1.

    • @grolls says:

      I have Currie rated higher than Daw @ Nth Melb

  66. hamish says:

    Josh P Kennedy and Brad Crouch and $4,600
    Luke Ball and Andrew Embley and $29,600?
    At the moment i am going towards the second option

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      would go with option 1 actually

      • Dools says:

        Agree Totally, Ball is a come back yes he is cheap but too many Pies able to fill the spot Embers is a 80/20 shot It comes off you are the biggest thing since sliced bread….

    • @MRB37 says:

      Option 1 for mine too. JPK will be a elite keeper and Crouch should generate enough dosh to upgrade someone else. Ball and Embley are both midpricers who you'll be looking to upgrade before the year is out.

    • Bolts says:

      First option for me Kennedy 100 plus player and crouch will make a lot of money, the other option is very risky

  67. Dean says:

    Dean field says:
    January 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Def- Stanley, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Docherty, Stevenson (terlich, colquhoun)

    Mids- Swan, Ablett, Cotchin, Goddard, Caddy, Moloney, Menzel, Crouch (O’meara , Viney)

    Rucks- goldy, Luey( Witts, McBean)

    Fwds- SJ, Rocky, Walker, Bruest, Cloke, Staker( Lee, Growden)

  68. Jones says:

    Will be my 3rd year on supercoach this site has helped and a lot of lessons learned. Much appreciated

    Cracked the top 1800 last year after bye rounds but dropped off because of injuries and ran out of trades. This year doing a lot of preseason research and hope to make top 1000

    Team :Ball busters

    Def- Goddard (M). Gibbs (M). Duffield. Docherty.

    Bock (F). Jaksh (F). Pittard. Terlich.

    Mid- Ablett. Watson. Kennedy. Cotchin. O’Meara

    Stanton. Ball. Goodes (D). Crouch. Viney.

    Ruck- Cox (F). Leuenburger. Rowe (F)


    Fwd- Pavlich. Ryder (R). Rockliff (M). Mcaffer

    Varcoe (M). Menzel. Staker (D). Kerridge (M)

    Bank- 77k

    With extra trades I’m starting with Stanton in hope hell smash it early but will trade once he/ essendon start to decline. Ball is a worry see how he’s played in NAB but may swap varcoe, get mid/ fwd link and bring in mid price fwd.

    Mcaffer, goodes and jaksh are very dependent on NAB cup

    Goodes still rookie listed

    Feel good about rest of rookies but NAB cup will tell all

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Bulldogs have a rookie upgrade open for Goodes if they want. Expect that to happen is the view I've heard.

  69. Trent says:

    Matthew Spangher? Is he worth having because I have a feeling that Lake, Gibson and Spangher are going to be the tall timber down back for the hawks with the Failure of Schoenmakers. Thoughts?

    I'm thinking of chucking him into my forward-line….

  70. BMO says:

    Team: K1NG [email protected]






    Should hopefully jump out of the blocks pretty quick with that midfield, backline is only major weakness. Will look at bringing NicNat into Forward line when time is right. Thoughts from the 'Community' ???

    • TheBIGShot says:

      seems strong though having 5-6 speculatives such as Pederson, Russell Bock Varcoe McCaffer, and to a lesser extent Ball is pretty aggressive. Suppose only the NAB will help this.
      The long rookie backline has some support. in the posted teams here so may not be as wild a thought as I might have wondered.

      My other thought is try a POD in the key ruck role.

      • BMO says:

        Yeh im looking at starting Sandilands instead of Goldy now, proven SC gun where as im not sure Goldy can be trusted. That coming from a Roos suppoter aswell.

    • Dools says:

      You will score solidly in SC. Backline is a work in progress I'm sure but you have some big guns in both Mid and Fwd line, I think others will be seeking you out K1NGy…Nice πŸ™‚

  71. Paddles says:

    OK Higgo here goes

    Goddard(mid), Hartlett(mid), Newman.C, Ellis.B, Johncock(fwd), Goodes(mid)
    Vlastuin.N(mid), Aylett.K(mid)

    Ablett, Cotchin, Watson, Fyfe, Embley, Gray(fwd), Viney, Colquhoun(def)
    Haynes(fwd), Williams(def)

    Leuenburger, Mumford
    McBean(fwd), Grundy

    Cox(ruck), Pavlich, Martin.D(mid), Rockliff(mid), Varcoe(mid), Staker(def)
    Menzel.T(mid), Hithcock

    $36600 balance outstanding

    Bit of a Tigers man but with Newman pushing up the ground, Ellis burning up the track looking to push into the midfield and Choco working with Martin sky might be the limit. As for the Port guys Hartlett and Grey they only need to stay fit.

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Hey paddles good luck to the tigers this yr. Love the rucks you got good choices.

      No Gray is the word at beginning of the season. Use what ever saving from his downgrade to O'Meara (walk up cert, would have played last year but too young), dump stiffy johncock in the backline IMHO.. no upside to him. Perhaps balance in an issue, with too many tigers? Dump Cotchin and put in Danger? Upgrade to Cotch later on?

      • @MRB37 says:

        Hinkley said Grey was a definite 12 months recovery period, so he'd be round 6 at the earliest. As far as he's concerned, for me SC 2013 will be a complete write off for Robbie Grey, regardless of how cheap he is.

        • @PeterHiggo says:

          Newman is my smokey! Looking fit and firing ….. Like most at this stage …. But feel the heat he copped across halfback may ease with others coming into maturity. Let's not forget that aside from last year he was an ultra premium Defensive lock.
          Thank you for not going Luey – Goldstein in the ruck …. It is driving me to distraction!

          • Paddles says:

            A fit Mummy will go a long way this season… I rode big Ivvy last year this season watch for Mummy with a full preseason.

  72. Johnny W says:

    Righto everyone I've had a quick fumble around on The Higginator (cheers Pete, lovely work) and have come up with this, so get stuck in! Rookies are speculative until I see some footy. Also would like to see Goddard, Gibbs, Bock, and Ball in action before committing or not.

    B: H.Shaw, Waters, Birchall, Broughton, Terlich, Van Unen, B.Goodes, Docherty

    M: Ablett, Pendlebury, JP.Kennedy, Shuey, Fyfe, J.Lonergan, K.Mitchell, Hrovat, O'Meara, Viney

    R: Goldstein, Leuenberger, Daw, McBean

    F: Cox, Ja.Roughead, Rockliff, Varcoe, Knights, Lee, Staker, Bartlett

    $225k left over to upgrade whichever line has the weakest rookies.

    • hamish says:

      i agree with seeing bock and ball first but goddard and gibbs should both be pretty solid. I think upgrading your forward line would be the best option aswell
      but still a very good team

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Strong BLine: five star at this stage. Likely Goodes will get the rookie upgrade too to make him worthwhile.
      IMHO use the $225 to upgrade Varcoe or knights to maybe Martin, Sylvia or Wellingham who might be breakouts and keeping the DPP option.

  73. shaneo says:

    B: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, B.Goodes, J. Pittard, s.Docherty, D. Terlich.

    M:G. Ablett, Pendlebury, Murphy, J.Kennedy, L. Shuey, D. Mundy, Omeara, Viney, Crouch, T. Mitchell.

    R: Goldstein, Leuenberger, j.Witts, L.Mcbean

    F: Nic Nat, Rockliff, D. Martin, R.Gray, T.Varcoe, B.Staker, T.Lee, S.Dwyer.

    • hamish says:

      not too sure about bock and forward line looks a little weak, but other than that good team

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Gray wont start the season is the word, Bock may be the same. Murphy poor preseason compared ot last 2 yrs IMHO downgrade him and upgrade Bock to Heppell or Jack Grimes maybe?

  74. RBC says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, B. Waters, D. Heppell, J. Pittard, B.Staker (S. Docherty, D. Terlich)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, J. Selwood, L. Ball, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara (T. Menzel, J. Viney)

    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, D. Currie)

    FWD: L. Franklin, M. Robinson, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, M. Lecras, S. Mayes (B. Mcaffer, T. Lee)

    CASH LEFT: $7,300


  75. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, G. Birchall, B. Staker, K. Jaksch (S. Docherty, D. Terlich)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, S. Colquhoun, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara, N. Hrovat (M. Jones, J. Viney)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, L. Franklin, T. Rockliff, J. Lewis, S. Johnson, D. Martin (T. Membrey, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $11,700

    All Rookied up midfield…..idea is a slow start points wise but full steam ahead by round 7 or 8…..any thoughts, criticisms?

    • hamish says:

      i like the setup i am doing something similar as long aas you choose the right rookies with good JS then this will be a very good team

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Sandi maybe a risK?
      Rookie long in mids great strategy for leagues but not for overall position. Risk is will they all start for the first 4-5 weeks to get a dollar out of them?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      wouldnt trust sandi either.

      probably too many rookies in the mid. you need to score points….there are leagues to be won after all!

      • BubbaNo1 says:

        don't care about leagues I want the $$$$ and if not then my next challenge is against my own expectations and overall position….only discovered i was in the GF last year on the Sat Night of the last round.

  76. hamish says:

    TEAM NAME: hamish 2
    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, J. Pittard, B. Staker, L. Osborne (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, B. Stanton, J. Kennedy, R. O’Keefe, A. Embley, O. Wines, J. Lonergan, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, L. McBean)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, S. Johnson, J. Bartel, T. Rockliff, D. Martin (T. Lee, B. Kennedy)
    CASH LEFT: $1,900

    this team is a lot different to ones i have made in the past, the change is mainly because of the more trades.
    i have gone with a week back line and midfielfd but a strong forward line, i think there are a lot of strong rookies in those positions and i should be able to cover them if some dont play.
    i have chosen expensive rookies to make trading quicker and am looking at upgrading embley to swan early on.
    ROK and Kennedy have good draw early on so should generate some quick cash and am taking a bit of a risk on stanton
    what are your thoughts?

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      yes u have done similar…..with rookies i will just be following NAB and then seeing who is selected round 1… seems a sound strategy to me…..also going with a second team with 5 gun/5rookie mid…with 6 running midfielders in my fwd line that i posted above….good luck

    • TheBIGShot says:

      IMO if you want to stay in the running for a higher finish your mids are not quite right. maybe put ROK if you like him up in the fwds & dump the old man Bartel, not enough upside (all the rest of yoour fwds have a big game potential that he doesn't) for me. Then go for a breakout option in the mids. Selwood 550k from WCE is a good choice Fyffe 500k Freo or Zaharakis 450k Ess if you want a cheapy.

    • paddles says:

      Bartel expensive not the player he was… tried this move last year.

  77. choppers says:

    Here's my first attempt and definitely open to suggestions.

    DEF: Goddard Gibbs Broughton Pederson Goodes Docherty (Terlich Van Unen)

    MID: Ablett Pendlebury Deledio Jack Mundy Christensen Crouch O'Meara (Colquhoun Viney)

    RUC: Jenkins Leunberger Daw McBean

    FWD: Roughead Walker Wright Watts Varcoe Staker (Rowe Dwyer)

    $251,400 left which allows me to get rid of Jenkins if I decide to later, and bring in Goldy or move Roughy to RUC and bring in Dusty to FWDS. It's too early to set anything in stone just yet.

    • hamish says:

      i defiantly agree that jenkins should go, and i like moving roughead into the rucks becuase forward line looks a little weak, if you could try and get someone a little better than martin that would be good too.
      but still a good team

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Roughie a better FWD choice by far than Ruck choice. Doesn't hit the 120+ other ruckman can but hits plenty of tons so good Fwd choice. back yourself on Jenkins if you like him but not with Luey too risky. Upgrade him to Ryder who starts well maybe?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hey choppers….

      why dont you join 90% of the other coaches here and pick goldstein πŸ˜‰

      he is very popular!

      Personally I think dusty will be very good this year

    • Ckay says:

      Because Tippett has left, id back Jenkins to get much more game time n make some extra cash for you too upgrade later.

  78. scott says:

    First Crack, and things will change no doubt. Appreciate thoughts:

    DEF: Goddard Shaw,H Gibbs Yarran Osborne Stevenson Terlich VanUnen
    MID: Ablett Pendlebury Watson Cotchin Murphy Lonergan Crouch OMeara Viney Growden
    RUCK: Cox Leuenberger Witts Currie
    FOR: Franklin Rockliff Johnson Sylvia McCaffer Saker Lee Membrey

    Only a lazy 5G in change

  79. hamish says:

    maybe shaw – grimes and yarran – broughton all about the same price range. growden probably wont play many games maybe to hrovat instead but other than that all seems pretty good

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Havent heard much about Osbourne? how is he shaping up this year?

  80. Too Hottie says:

    DEF: Goddard m/d, H. Shaw, Gibbs m/d, My boy Birch, Duff man oh yeah, Bock, B. Goodes m/d, Staker
    MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Embley, K. Stevens, Wines, Vlaustin m/d, T. Menzel m/f, Crouch, O'Meara, Viney
    RUCK: Leuenberger, S. Martin f/r, Jenkins f/r, Currie
    FWD: Buddy, Rough f/r, Rockliff m/f, Le Cras, Gray m/f, Varoce m/f, Stringer, Mayes m/f
    Leaves $202,600

    Rookies will most likely change pending on who is lining up RD 1 but premiums most likely a lock pending injuries.

    Ruck plan is to trade out both Martin & Jenkins, one up to Nic Nat when he is up and firing and one down to McBean. Thats if both Martin and Jenkins look secure rd 1 onwards. then not worry about ruck department with Rough MPP in forward line to rotate through Ruck

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      just on vlaustin….might be behind ellis and morris

      • Too Hottie says:

        yeah not sure on Menzels security on games being played so will play round with rookies quite a bit. May even get rid of Goddard yet

    • @MRB37 says:

      Internally there seems to be a fair bit of optimism at the Crows about Jenkins. Reckon he'll be good for 35-40 goals this year and a 75-80SC average. That'll do until you can upgrade him.

  81. Jason says:

    Most of the teams all look the same Barr a few small changes try some different players a lot have bock in the back line and will most likely not play round one and another is Goddard he is over priced his scores have dropped over the years and I see it hard for him to improve at this stage in his career. Sam rowe is another the bloke has cancer he has more important things

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      yep, everyone is on Gibbs, ablett, cotchin, lecras, varcoe, bock, broughton, goldstein, leunberger, currie, omeara, viney, crouch…

      and half the guys are on broughton, lee, terlich, rockliff, dusty, ball……

      the game wont start proper till trades start..

      • TheBIGShot says:

        Rowe offers the DPP to the fwd line Jason so not quite teh poor choice you might think… and he will likely get games over 2013 (believe he is training now not treatment for cancer)

  82. tal says:

    first crack would love some feedback!

    DEF: B.Goddard, B.Gibbs, P.Hanley, C.Pederson, N.Bock, S. Docherty ( Colquhoun, telrich)

    MIDS: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, T.Cotchin, J.Kenndey, N.fyfe, J. Omeara, J. Viney, S. mayers ( B.Couch, T. Mitchell)

    RUCKS: T.Goldstein, M. Leuneburger. ( Currie, rowe)

    FWDS: L.Franklin, T. Rockcliff, J.Roughead, M. lecreas, T. varcoe, B. Staker ( lee, membrey)
    bank: 50k

    • Kev says:

      bloody good team tal

      as you've still got 50k left over, maybe get a stronger rookie for mayes? Koby stevens is a jet and is 176k from memory.

      I'd also swap rowe for mcbean for the DPP switch with roughie up forward

      • Tal says:

        Thanks mate appreciate it (: Yeah no rookies are locked in it yet at this stage !

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        does anyone know Sam Rowe's fitness levels after the cancer scare? Will his tank be big enough for round 1?

  83. yoyo says:

    i have currently got two different teams that i can not choose between
    the PODs are:
    1) Hartlett, D. Martin, C. Sylvia, A. Embley and $10,700

    2) Broughton, L. Osborne, JP. Kenndey, T. Menzel and $1,900

    i cant decide between the two, what are everyone elses thoughts on it

    • Nick says:

      Hartlett,Sylvia and Embley are big risks especially Hartlett poor bloke can never get a good run with injuries. I'd steer clear.

  84. jimbotraralgon says:

    how about we all just forget about the rucks all together.

    EVERYONE is on Goldstein, Leuneburger and currie. πŸ˜‰

    now that is out of my system.

    good looking side tal. maybe consider stevenson instead of docherty

  85. jimbotraralgon says:

    after providing lots of feedback, now feel free to get stuck into my v2 side…

    pull it down so I may build it up again.

    DEF: Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Bock, L Brown, Staker (Stevenson, Terlich)
    MID: GAJ, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Ball, O'Meara, Viney (Crouch, M Jones)
    RUCK: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Currie, Osbourn)
    FWD: Roughy, Rocky, Dusty, LeCras, Varcoe, Breust (Mayes, Lee)

    At this stage I have intentionally left out Buddy and Goddard.

    • yoyo says:

      pretty good, not too sure how well bock will go and not having buddy and goddard yet- dont know why you wouldnt

    • choppers says:

      Not sure Bock will be ready for Rd1 but it's still early doors. Also see that you have 3 DEF/FWDS in your backline. Maybe shift 1 to forwards for DPP option. Cheers.

    • @PeterHiggo says:

      Goldstein-Leuenberger …… There must be a better, more unique way to spend $800,000!
      Ahhhh ….McEvoy-O'hailpin??
      Sorry, just like uniqueness and gathering different ideas at this stage of the game.
      Anyone else?

      • TheBIGShot says:

        yeah but maybe not Setanta O’hAilpin – "is still with the rehab group due to his ACL recovery should join the main group in late January" Higgo.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      thanks guys. will be watching ball and bock carefully over the next 2 months.

      My cash balance is $0! so not much room to move.

      Might turn Ball into Koby Stevens and get buddy in there. Just can't decide which forward should go. (I am quite happy with the forward line)

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      thanks guys. Been able to wedge Franklin in there and Bock is history for Pederson at this stage. Lecras and breust gave way to buddy and kerridge

  86. Matt says:

    I'll wait until Rd 1 & NAB to evaluate form but here's what I'm thinking at the moment..
    Back line is underdone so will be an area I can tweak closer to the day. I'm also considering someone like Luke Breust into the forward line as a smokey but not sure what his role will be.

    One thing I'm really considering given the amount of extra trades available this year, is a draw bias for some of the players, Jack for example.

    ** Attention Higgo, if there's a chance you could look into a spreadsheet that highlights the 'team's draw vs average points a particular player has against that team', you'd be onto something I reckon!! **

    Shannon Hurn [WCE] $488,800
    Pearce Hanley [BRL] $485,200
    Sam Shaw [ADE] $390,100
    Nathan Bock [GCS] [FWD] $297,400
    Josh Tynan [MEL] $149,800
    Luke Brown [ADE] $135,500
    Brent Staker [BRL] [FWD] $128,000
    Jasper Pittard [PTA] $128,000

    Gary Ablett [GCS] $740,500
    Dane Swan [COL] $675,300
    Patrick Dangerfield [ADE] $636,000
    Kieren Jack [SYD] $601,400
    Luke Shuey [WCE] $553,100
    Shaun Grigg [RIC] $521,200
    Brad Crouch [ADE] $115,900
    Sam Kerridge [ADE] [FWD] $115,900
    Jaeger O'Meara [GCS] $115,900
    Kurt Aylett [GWS] [DEF] $115,900

    Todd Goldstein [NTH] $497,900
    Matthew Leuenberger [BRL] $301,100
    Josh Hall [GCS] $141,800
    Sam Rowe [CAR] [FWD] $115,900

    Taylor Walker [ADE] $536,000
    Dayne Zorko [BRL] [MID] $535,000
    Stephen Milne [STK] $371,400
    Mark LeCras [WCE] $369,200
    Travis Varcoe [GEE] [MID] $268,900
    Jake Stringer [WBD] $179,500
    Troy Menzel [CAR] [MID] $149,500
    Brent Macaffer [COL] $128,000

    • yoyo says:

      backline is very weak- could try get gibbs or goddard in there.
      midfield is unique but should go alright
      a lot of uniques again in the forward line, could try get some better premiums like a franklin or johnson

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Few question marks here Matt. Whats the cash situation

      No sure about Milne, Josh Hall, Aylett, Tynan. might be better options out there.

      Knights for Milne (just hate Milne so could never have him in supercoach!)

      • Matt says:

        11.9k in the bank…

        I agree, the backline is a bit light on for consistent solid scoring but Hurn had 9 100+ scores last year and Hanley 10 100+ scores so if they could fire in alternate weeks there's upgrade potential.

        Shaw I'm predicting a break out year if he has a good pre-season.. work in progress.

        Not sold on Gibbs or Goddard at the moment because I'm leaning towards league wins with a chaser of overall if things panned out… no point having the exact same team as most of the people in my league.

        I want to punch Milne in the head too but I figured he plays GC & GWS in the first 3 games and there's goals to be had. Use and abuse him so to speak!!

        Forwards wise, the big Texan is set to kill this year.. Has the ability to tear a game apart as we saw in the finals last year. Just needs a good wingman since Tippet departed.

        Like I said, I guess it's a wait and see proposition at least until teams start their trial games and NAB cup to finalise.

  87. Jess says:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, C Howard, B Goodes, J Pittard, (S Docherty, D Van Unen)
    MIDS: Ablett, Swan, J Kennedy, Cotchin, A Christensen, K Stevens, O Wines, J O'Meara, (T Mitchell, J Viney)
    RUCKS: Goldstein, Luenberger, (D Currie, L McBean)
    FWDS: Franklin, Nic Nat, T Walker, M Hurley, Varcoe, Daniher (Macaffer, B Kennedy)

    Only 1.5k in bank though. Thoughts please?

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Hye Jess nice work.
      skinny back line is popular this year.
      Nice mids though some thinking is on K Stevens u might be able to get cheaper mid rookie who will give you better option.
      Nic nat is a guy you want to keep an eye out for closer to the start of the season is has been injured. πŸ™‚

  88. jimbotraralgon says:

    hi Jess…

    Hmmm, I'm watching A Christensen as well, keep changing my mind on him. Just feel that Mundy is more likely to break out this year.

    Koby Stevens is an interesting one to watch as well.

    Good selections. Only question marks are up back with howard and goodes.

    • Jess says:

      Thanks Jimbo, appreciate your comments!
      Christensen shows a lot and his last two seasons averages were considerably sub affected. I figure if he can complete a full pre-season, he should avoid injury and the sub vest – possibly to break out this year…. I rate him.
      Mundy a good suggestion – he is now on the watch list….
      Howard is definitely my riskiest selection. The reasoning at the moment is he is likely to fill the role of quarterback vacated by Hargraves. Brendon McCartney flagged him prior to R1 2012 as having the most potential to break out in fantasy football, commenting at the time that his role in the team would greatly increase. Then he injured the knee in Round one! My watchlist for Howard / Goodes replacements are Tayte Pears, Jackson Allen, Brandon Ellis (believe it or not!) and Dean Terlich, Jed Bews or Colquhoun for Goodes.

  89. Nick says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, J.Grimes, D. Pearce, N. Bock, J. Russell, (N.Vlastuin, D. Terlich)

    MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, C. Judd, L. Shuey, N. Fyfe, S. Mayes, J. Viney , B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, B. Goodes)

    RUCK: B. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)

    FWD: L. Franklin, T. Cloke, G. Broughton, T. Varcoe, J. Winderlich, T. Menzel (B. Staker, R. Atkins)

    Have taken quite a few risks at this stage with blokes like Bock, Russell, Berger, Varcoe and Winders (who if fit is a massive bargin). Will see how they are tracking along during the nab cap and see if they going well injury wise or not.


    • jimbotraralgon says:

      forward line seems a bit light especially if cloke and varcoe dont fire.

      dump cloke, Allen Christensen may be a better option.

      not sure about vlastuin's job security….maybe L Brown or Thurlow.

    • Julza says:

      Judd is not the way to go. Way better options at his price. Maybe go for Rockliff and have the DPP. Could come in handy?

  90. Nick says:

    Still with 110k in the bank*

  91. charlie says:

    OK, 2nd go at it, I like that I have cover everywhere with DPPs.
    Is 6 mids out for rnd 13 gonna bite me?

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Suckling, Broughton, Bock, Docherty (Colquhoun, Terlich)
    MID: GAJ, Swan, Watson, Mitchell, Shuey, Ball, O'Meara, Viney (Crouch, Goodes)
    RUC: Goldy, Leuey, (Daw, McBean)
    FWD: Buddy, Rockliff, Cloke, Lecras, Staker, T Lee, (Rowe, Kerridge)

    Only 8K left πŸ™

    Love your thoughts please

    • Nick says:

      I like it for the most part, personally not sold on L.Ball maybe consider downgrading him to a rookie and getting a premium elsewhere.

      • charlie says:

        Yeah hes a bit of a risk, but could be the Lenny Hayes of 2013 and end up a bargain premium for the whole season. Also an easy upgrade to a premium if necessary from $$ created from midfield rookies at some stage.
        Not sold on him, but I like him at the moment. Cheers for the feedback.

        • TheBIGShot says:

          Ball is being spoken of as possible replacement Capt for Nick at the Woods so I reckon he is almost a lock if he remains sound.

    • Benno says:

      wouldn't be to worried about the 6 mids out in round 13 at this stage, because a few are rookies who will likely be upgraded by then

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Charlie.

      I dont mind Ball at this stage…NAB cup will tell us something if he plays….dont know if he will.

      not a fan of the suckling pig…..might be better options for the coin.

      wont even mention cloke πŸ˜‰

      would take cloke for maybe varcoe and then suckling can become duffield?
      and maybe rowe into S Mayes if the coin is there?

      thurlow in defence seems to be getting some chat in the last day or two

      • charlie says:

        Thanks Jim,

        yeah Suckling was a last minute change, I do rate him though, elite kick, could possibly breakout this year.
        I reckon cloke is a lock, huge price drop from last year, best contested mark in the game, will get great service as usual. Reckon he is 100+ average this year.

        Will keep thinking!

        • TheBIGShot says:

          Cloke is worth the punt might have something to prove this year. The question is how he will go with the big Q stick there too.

  92. JASON says:

    have 280 in the bankfor upgrades thoughts would be appreciated

    DEFBrendon Goddard, Bryce Gibbs, Chris Yarran, Cameron Pedersen, Brett Goodes, Jasper Pittard
    Tom Curran, Sam Docherty

    MIDGary Ablett jnr, Scott Pendlebury, Marc Murphy, Luke Shuey, Matthew Wright, Tom Couch, Oliver Wines, Jaeger O'Meara
    Jack Viney, Sam Colquhoun

    RUCTodd Goldstein, Matthew Leuenberger
    Max Gawn, Daniel Currie

    FWDDean Cox, Tom Rockliff, Dustin Martin, Greg Broughton, Travis Varcoe, Shannon Byrnes]Brent Staker, Tom Lee

    • Karl says:

      I think dont think its that flash mate… my opinion only.
      Backs are weak… really only goddard and gibbs are your premos.
      Mids also weak, with only 3 premos. and a borderline shuey/wright. (Might be worth going down to Ball/embley to get more cash and upgrade another)
      Fwds again are weak. only cox is a premium and the rest are maligned players… Rockliff ,martin, broughton, varcoe… what if they all dont fire. (it'll be genius if they do… but i bet they wont)

      and leaving 280K in the bank is way to much. i suppose its depends on what your trying to win (overall or league).. but youll be along way behind the top ranked overall after the first couple of weeks with this side.

      • JASON says:

        cheers mate was thinking bout changing shuey/wright and broughton for watson fyfe and p hanley

        • Paddles says:

          Mundy mate look how he finished the season off was coming like a train.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      looks good jason.

      personal thing but I like the look of koby stevens rather that wines at this stage.

      and surely you would prefer buddy to broughton wouldn't you?

  93. Can I ask people's opinion about having two DPP rookies in the midfield, i.e. a mid/fwd and mid/def? Or is it not worth compromising the positions just to have DPP players in the midfield.

    I've currently got Culquhoun and Mayes as those DPP rookies (considering Goodes as replacement for Culquhoun,

    • Kane says:

      Don't worry about DPP in mids. When you trade them later you can move DPP from another position

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      in the mid I just select the best options regardless of DPP.

      when looking at def and fwd I do look for players that can play mid as well.

      the mids is where the points are at.

        • Dools says:

          Goodes is still on the rookie list IronSock so no guarentee he plays NAB if he dons't play NO SCORE I think Van U from Ess has a shot at playing more then 3.
          And why is Goddard in Mids mate? If he scores well in 1st rounds free up the posi to a rookie or another Prem ore points to your team and oppertunity to gain coin..Just thinking out . Good team mate lots of upside

  94. Benno says:

    Had another crack at using the Fantastic Higginator, made a few changes from my last team, rookies will change pending on selection and NAB performance. I'm actually liking this team and with another few more tweaks I think it may be pretty decent, here's what I came up with:

    Any advice would be great πŸ™‚

    Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Docherty, Terlich
    Colquhoun, Van Unen

    Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, O'Meara, Viney, Crouch
    Mitchell, Kerridge

    Goldstien, Leuenberger
    Currie, McBean

    Franklin, Cox, Bartel, Rockliff, Martin, Staker
    Lee, Dwyer

    Remaining cash: $11,900

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      this is a really well rounded side…no obvious gaps.

      just a personal thing but I would get kerridge into the fwd bench or dwyer.

      and maybe stevenson for docherty.

      but as you said, rookies wont settle till week 1 selections.

      • Benno says:

        thanks for the feedback jimbo, will look a bit more into stevenson, thinking maybe swapping him in for Van Unen?

  95. hamish says:

    J.P. Kennedy, M. Murphy, T.Greene, S.Mitchell, M.Barlow

    which is the better option?
    or anyone else around the $500,000 mark

    • shielcc says:

      I'd say Sam Mitchell coz he is the most consistent and apparentally he's havin a great pre season

    • TheBIGShot says:

      I presume that is for DT. What I read and heard is that Murphy not a great Pre, dunno about JP, but the other three are flying.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      I like the look of mundy this year

  96. shielcc says:

    B. Goddard [ESS] [MID] $501,300
    B. Gibbs [CARL] [MID] $473,300
    P. Duffield [FREM] $426,800
    G. Broughton [GCS] [FWD] $408,000
    N. Bock [GCS] [FWD] $282,800
    L. Stevenson [PORT] $108,500

    J. Pittard [PORT] $132,600
    B. Goodes [WB] [MID] $121,300

    G. Ablett jnr (c) [GCS] $642,500
    T. Cotchin (vc) [RICH] $570,200
    P. Dangerfield [ADEL] $525,000
    T. Rockliff [BRL] [FWD] $481,700
    L. Ball [COLL] $343,100
    A. Embley [WCE] $264,300
    Travis Varcoe [GEEL] [FWD] $234,400
    J. O’Meara [GCS] $108,500

    J. Viney (E) [MELB] $102,700
    S. Colqhuon [PORT] $102,700

    D. Cox [WCE] [FWD] $512,400
    M. Luenberger [BRL] $233,600

    B. Grundy (E) [COLL] $107,200
    L. McBean [RICH] [FWD] $102,700

    L. Franklin [HAW] $521,300
    S. Johnson [GEEL] [MID] $501,700
    D. Martin [RICH] [MID] $437,100
    J. Kennedy [WCE] $272,300
    A. Krakouer [COLL] $243,200
    B. Macaffer [COLL] $132,600

    B. Staker (E) [BRL] [DEF] $132,600
    S. Rowe [CARL] [RUC] $108,500

    CASH LEFT- $4,100

    • shielcc says:

      Thoughts? Suggestions?

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        I take it this is Dreamteam?

        strong backline batting down the order.

        you might be risking a little too much with ball, embley and varcoe all coming back from injury.

        same with forward with kennedy, krakouer and maccaffer and staker.

        Berger in the ruck and bock up back….high risk. that's 10 blokes coming back from injury

        Looking at it you are probably need to turn two midpriced players coming back from injury into another premium (suggest in the midfield) and another rookie.

        just food for thought.

        • shielcc says:

          so who do you think should go and who for?

          • TheBIGShot says:

            Firstly I alwasy think in Supercoach so if it is DT check out the gys I say for value in DT.
            Ok try in the ruck McEvoy or Jacobs instead of Luey. but you will do it last as he is a good choice I think, Watch Josh Jenkins for Adelaide as a cheaper option if you change off luey.

            Instead of Embley (who has plenty of fans it must be said) move Varcoe to the Fwd line (perhaps dump krakouer) and upgrade Embley to Moloney (Bris) or Sam Gibson kangas, Cooney bulldogs(risky) or Luke parker Sydney (all good preseasons) and look for a good rookie to cash you up.. you will hear of plenty before we kick off)

            In back line dump Bock for a rookie perhaps unless he stars if he plays in the NAB which I doubt, Sam Docherty is a popular choice.

            • shielcc says:

              Cheers Bigshot! But if I dump Bock then how can I be sure that the rookies will get games and also Embley would be good to stick with for the start of the season because he will make me some cash. Might upgrade krakour instead of embley

              • TheBIGShot says:

                well the rookies you pick will be a risk but Bock is probs a bigger risk by all accounts at the moment tho some say he will make it in time. The question is how much upside is in Bock? Can he return to the scores of 90+ or will the injuries take their toll? Can he make 150K cos that is easily what a good rookie will make. Any if they make that money their scores will be good too. Also more trades this yr so easier at week 3 to pulla change up onto a good value cash cow.

                To get the low down on rookies beside the fantastic Jock Reno and the lads, if you are on facebook look up AFL babble good source of info to your facebook feed and no idiots on it. Footy Tragic is also good source of info too and those boys are very helpful.
                On Embley well he is a big wait and see. Like a few of them but at least you are thinking about your options then.

                • shielcc says:

                  hmm… ok how does this sound Varcoe to FWD, Marting to MID. Bock fo Docherty, Krakouer for Christensen and $40k left over?

                  • TheBIGShot says:

                    πŸ™‚ sounds ok. Martin and Varcoe dont need to swap bro .. its ok.
                    Bock out good.. Know others picking Christensen so might be a goer. The thing is you're learning about your options for when u actually lock in on march 22nd 2013 and did you look at those other sources.. you should..and stay with old jock too. Cheers matey!

    • Didz says:

      I'd move colqhoun to def bench in place of pittard and get k. mitchell into the midfield hes a MUST and you'll save yaself 20K

  97. Grant says:

    Backs J grimes D Heppell M suckling G birchall D Terlich J pittard J Thurlow S Doherty Midfielders J selwood M Murphy R sloane N fyfe A gaff J viney O wines J lonergan E kavanagh J omeara RUCKS S Jacobs M leuenberger B Grundy M Daw FORWARD T Rockliff J bartel M pavlich S Higgins J winderlich B staker T lee S kerridge Cash left 444,300 cash left. Thoughts please

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      but please please please get rid of Shaun Higgins!

      Ultimate burn man! πŸ˜‰

      just saying……

    • TheBIGShot says:

      not sure $444k in the pocket is a good strategy. with 30 trades this yr plenty of chance to make money by having players in your team to accumulate $$$.
      Upgrade one in each of your lines (not rucks) to a premium.
      Backs : Goddard or Gibbs or even Shaw in.
      mids: Ablett , Pendles, Swan, Watson Cotch Danger in? maybe upgrade Murphy as heard had less than perfect preseason.
      fwds: put in one of cox or buddy.

      WHY put these guys in?
      Points of difference are brilliant ideas but time has shown that if a player has scored over 100 avg consistently you're likely find he will do that again.

    • Eagle says:

      No goddard is the way this early

  98. jimbotraralgon says:

    ohhhh Grant…..this is one alternative POD team… gibbs, no goddard, no GAJ, pendles, swann, cotchin, goldstein, buddy, roughy….list goes on.

    but good on you for thinking different.

    saying that, there is no point having nearly half a million on the bench. maybe get one more premium mid in there at least maybe for kavanagh.

    If you want to keep the unique picks going, maybe Chris Masten as he is a potential break out player.

    • Dools says:

      Hi Jimbo and Hey Grant love the fact you were prepared to go out on limb and retain cash for upgrades… but In Order to upgrade so many you have sacfrificed trades (Nt so Good) 30 Trades presuing that stratagy will see you finshed . Howeva, you do have an upside…Unique team picks..They could pull this off.. So if you get discouraged a word to the wise, STICK TO YOUR GUNS (Translation..Have faith in the team, Players have a way in SC of rewarding faith)

  99. Michael says:

    Has anyone heard anything about how Nicoski is travelling – could be a nice POD IMO.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      still on a reduced workload but is progressing well.

      from the Footy tragic website…(good webpage)

      'The Eagles have had a full medical room so far this off-season with all of Nic Naitanui, Mark Nicoski, Mark LeCras, Brant Colledge, Beau Waters Cale Morton and Daniel Kerr through their doors. All of Kerr, Waters and Naitanui are unlikely to play in the NAB Cup after off-season surgery. The club has even suggested that Kerr and Naitnui are chances to miss the start of the season, which would be a great disappointment.

      LeCras has been close to full training, but is yet to start and full contact work, but should be able to in the coming weeks. Nicoski is in a very similar boat.'

  100. Michael says:

    2nd team:
    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Terlich, Staker, (B Goodes, Colquhoun)
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, JP Kennedy, Cotchin, Couch, Crouch (Viney, O'Meara)
    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)
    FWD: Roughead, Rockliff, LeCras, Mayes, T Menzel, Kerridge (Bartlett, Lee)

    $78K in the bank

    Out: Bock, Vlastuin, Jaksch, Frost, Whitfield, McBean, Daniher
    In: Terlich, Colquhoun, JP Kennedy, Witts, Currie,Bartlett, Lee
    Pos.changes: Gibbs (MID to DEF), Staker (FWD to DEF)

    Main issue I have here is that all my DPP's are in DEF (x6) or FWD (x6) – still gives flexibility I guess though! Just makes it a little more awkward if I need mids or rucks. Otherwise pretty happy with this, although I have taken a LOT of your wisdom on board Jock as you can tell!

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hi Michael.

      forward line seems a bit light with only two premiums up there. Just a bit concerned if those rookies dont get a start then you might be in some strife.

      not exactly sure which line you can rob from but maybe turn one of the ultra premiums into a mid that might break out this year…thinking Mundy or Fyfe or Gaff…even Ball.

      You will then be able to turn LeCras into a fwd premium for some balance.

      • @castlemanj says:

        That's a fearsome-looking midfield, but I agree with Jimbo when it comes to the forward line. Mayes, Menzel and Kerridge in the starting 22 are the biggest concerns for mine.
        If you don't want to lose any of your premium mids, I'd ne scaling back the defence a bit to free up the space to turn at least one of those forward rookies into a mid-price such as Varcoe or Krakouer.

    • braider says:

      you are one short in the midfield!

    • Nice team, fwd line just a bit light on

  101. Grant says:

    Thanks for the advice. Love
    Your work. It’s only a rough guide. There is no way I’m going to leave that much cash in the kitty. I’m thinking of putting A swallow instead of one of my cheap mids I reckon he will have a big year.

  102. jimbotraralgon says:

    Gday community.

    There are some greats sides out there.

    Without worrying about the actual players themselves, I'm interested in comments on how coaches have strategically built their sides up from the blank canvas.

    For example, my approach was….
    – I first selected the players who are my premiums. The guys that wont be touched barring injury. For ruck it was one premium, def/fwd 3 and mids 4.

    – Then for def, fwd and mids, I selected the best 3 rookies I believe exist on each line. Ruck was the two bench positions. def/fwd 3 and mids 4.

    – This left me 2 positions on each line to either go two midprice or GnR.

    How did everyone else approach it?

    • jockreynolds says:

      great idea Jimbo.. I am looking at quite a heavy midfield this season.. I like Shuey, Mundy… alongside a couple of the ultra premiums like GAJ and Pendles… interesting topic mate

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      My "philosophy" for picking my team is to get off to the fastest start possible…..even if that means using more trades than I would like…or picking a player who is out of left field but all reports suggest a breakout season. I have come to this conclusion because in 2011 i picked a lot of rookies most of whom clicked and mooed and mid pricers who rose nicely and by the end of the season my team was AWESOME and slayed everyone in my league…but I was way to far behind in the overall category to catch up. I moved from 30,000's into the top 1500 by seasons end but was NEVER in the hunt for the big bikies.

      In 2012 I vowed to do it differently, I picked premiums who I wanted to keep, less rookies but traded hard and often and early. In round 4 or 5 i got a score that was 15th best in the country. By round 7/8 I was in the top 200….and was firmly entrenched in the top 500 turning into the 2nd half of the season having copped every injury and suspension that was possible and finished the season about 1200 places from the lucre….So…..which season did I enjoy most??? Both were teams that by the end were fully developed….the answer is the one where I felt I was in with a chance at least at some point of the season and if but for a little more luck……..

      In conclusion i'm structuring my team to jump out of the blocks as quick as possible, and trade aggressively and then maybe…so guys like GAJ Swan Pendles Cotchin Boyd Goddard are crucial and if someone is not performing they are OUT

      • @grolls says:

        Most of the rank and file follow premium/rookie theory……..they even teach the newbies to do it this way.
        Think year Im going with my definite rookies:1st
        Then those players who have moved to gain more game time or happier environment , resulting a jump on their starting price…..Cam Pedersen, Shannon Byrnes, Brent Moloney.
        Those who should grow stronger and naturally improve…Atley, Harper.
        Then some mpp guns………
        then have enough cash for gazza, Cotchin and hopefully have 200k in the bank.
        thats how I will go about this year……

    • TheBIGShot says:

      wow deep…
      I think the thing I try to concentrate on is the mid pricers and the possible break outs and especially POD.
      Love Bubba No1 view that you need to jump out of the blocks that's why we scour the NAB cup games and the news on the non televised games, it pays dividends but we hit a snag if the reports dont reflect what you look for in a player.
      Last yr as an example the two I locked in were Dempsey Ess back and Geelong's Motlop who played up to 80+ early til i cashed them. Without good scorers in the mid pricers or the break outs you're buggered cos they are often your point of difference.
      Marc Murphy in 2011 was a player who was a break out who I took on the back of his first decent preseason. Last year started with Danger based on what Id seen.
      But all this is a bit of luck cos you get duds too. Luke Parker last year burnt me as did Foley from Tigers but both had injuries.
      Also whilst Junior and Swan are there they are a lock. Might be the last yr of that tho.

    • @castlemanj says:

      I generally start with one or two guns on each line along with the "absolutely must have" rookie, then plug the gaps with players that are underpriced due to return from injury etc. From there I start to work into the middle of the price range and look for breakout contenders to add to the mix. I would expect my final side to have at least one rookie in the starting 22 on each line (except for the ruck).

      I figure there's not often much opportunity to get any points of difference at the extreme ends of the price spectrum, so I try to find this in the midpricers, particularly players that other may have been scared off choosing (e.g. Cloke).

  103. BubbaNo1 says:

    TEAM NAME: m
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, J. Adcock, J. Russell, D. Terlich, S. Colquhoun (J. Pittard, D. Van Unen)
    MID: M. Boyd, D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, L. Ball, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: C. Sylvia, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, B. Staker, D. Martin, T. Varcoe (T. Membrey, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $10,300

    Close to my final team…..I am making one standard type of team and one more experimental…like the one posted before with a lot of Rookies in the mids. The premium or higher priced players are just about locked with only the rookies waiting to assess form and selection before rd1.

    • @grolls says:

      I been a fan of boyd but he isnt getting those huge scores on a consistent level nowadays…isnt getting enough support…..K Jack, S Mitchell are better option IMHO

  104. rosco_peco says:

    current team as it stands… probably subject to multiple changes

    TEAM NAME: Peco’s Premo’s
    DEF: B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, P. Hanley, D. Heppell, B. Staker, L. Stevenson (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, J. Kennedy, P. Dangerfield, A. Gaff, S. Mayes, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, T. Rockliff, S. Johnson, M. Wright, T. Varcoe, T. Lee (S. Kerridge, T. Curran)
    CASH LEFT: $38,300

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      good side mate.

      only thing that sticks out is T Curran. will he get a game?

      • rosco_peco says:

        Possibly get a few, although safe to say none of the rookies are locks at this stage of the game.

        Gaff should do well IMO, but may this change before rnd 1 as there are so many great mids who are ready to explode this year and could take that M5 position; gaff, greene, even mitch wallis as a POD. Also discounted mids to save a bit of cash.

    • Dools says:

      SOLID back line mate Solid'
      Love the fwd line and the cash left just enough to jump on a show pony
      Nice Little ross, zNice

      • rosco_peco says:

        Thanks for the positive feedback Dools, i'm relatively happy with 15 possible keepers (or 13 with 2 easy upgrades in gaff and wright) plus a bit of cash spare which is always handy.

  105. Tim says:

    My team so far πŸ™‚ please can one of u guy have a look thanks

    Backline: Goddard, Broughton, Scotland, Grimes, Terlich, Staker, Colquhoun, Docherty

    Midfield: Ablett,Cotchin,Dangerfield,Murphy,Fyfe,Embly,Viney,Morabito,O’Meara,Crouch

    Ruck: Goldstein,Leuenberger,Daw,Rowe


    $98,100 left in the bank and not sure if I should have bock or lecras

    • Dools says:

      G'day Tim IMHO
      Loose Scotland my ol' china Not value for coin get Gibbs Loose Staker from D you already have him in FWD line (in fact loose him from the FWD Line also) Morabito Is dergoing LARS surgery 3rd time GONE
      Move Bock to Def and get Varcoe in FWD line NIC NAT is injured/recovering from groin surgery GONE Macaffer is 50 50 to start
      Hpoe this points you in the right Direction

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      right on the money dools. good call.

      I like the look of currie on the ruck bench.

  106. @grolls says:

    Grollo's team:-
    HAPPY WITH RUCKS= Done!! cover from Cox
    DEF's:- I think is a good balance and hedging some of the mid priced players have a break out with cover from Goddard.
    MIDs:- goodes jnr , kavanagh Im shaky on.
    FORWARDs:- well I leave that to your feedback.
    Feel free to whack me here.

    Vlastuin, Nick (MID) $159,500 Thompson, Scott D. $469,800
    Birchall, Grant $506,400 Atley, Shaun $380,400
    Bugg, Tomas $369,800 Morris, Dale $277,600
    Otten, Andy $276,500 Broughton, Greg (FWD) $441,900

    Viney, Jack $109,500 O'Meara, Jaeger $115,900
    Rockliff, Tom (FWD) $520,500 Moloney, Brent $362,400
    Kavanagh, Elliott $139,100 Cotchin, Trent $622,100
    Goddard, Brendon (DEF) $541,500 Ablett, Gary $740,500
    Embley, Andrew $283,600 Goodes, Brett (DEF) $128,200

    Currie, Daniel $109,500 Grundy, Brodie $114,500
    Leuenberger, Matthew $301,100 Pedersen, Cameron (DEF) $278,200

    Harper, Kieran $275,500 Cox, Dean (RUCK) $600,700
    Byrnes, Shannon $230,100 Martin, Dustin (MID) $473,500
    Daniher, Joe $154,500 Kennedy, Ayden $115,900
    Wright, Matthew (MID) $475,300 Edwards, Aaron $367,400

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Grolls.

      Bloody risky ruck set up.

      noticed you only have 1 rookie on the bench up back. Do you really want to have $400k on the def bench?

      maybe instead of kavanagh try crouch

      • @grolls says:

        theres always trading……before rd 3. Yes I see the 400k on bench now.(good call) it was my 1st attempt so itll change at least 100 times before rd1.

    • Xhavier says:

      this is a very risky team with a lot of uniques, but if you think it will work- go for it

  107. Xhavier says:

    TEAM NAME: hamish's team
    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, J. Pittard, L. Osborne, L. Stevenson (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, R. O'Keefe, N. Fyfe, O. Wines, J. O'Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, C. Sylvia, T. Menzel, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $19,800

    have gone for a weak backline and a stronger midfield, trying to get off to a quick start by having a better midfield with players that should start the season well


    • @grolls says:

      not holding any spare cash for you rd 3 upgrades…..i prefer to try to hold about 150k for my 1st trades if need thats all.

  108. rob mclitreous says:

    TEAM NAME: dream team
    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, J. Pittard, L. Osborne, L. Stevenson (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, S. Pendlebury, B. Stanton, A. Embley, O. Wines, J. O'Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, S. Johnson, T. Rockliff, T. Menzel, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $9,100

    what are everyones thoughts? strong midfield with a weaker defence

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      see my comment below….must have been typing at the same time….otherwise not a bad side mate

  109. BubbaNo1 says:

    A lot of people have been putting 1 or 2 PTA defenders into their teams from a lengthy list of Pittard, Hombsch, Hartlett, Stevenson, Colquhoun and Heath …as a Port man I thought i would put together a best 22 and see where they may fit and who they may displace….so here goes.

    Fwd Ebert Schulz Monfries
    H/fwd Wines Westhoff Wingard
    Centre Cornes Boak Thomas
    H/Bk Cassisi Hombsch Hartlett
    Bk Trengove Carlile Pittard
    Rk Lobbe Ebert Broadbent
    Int Redden Colquhoun Mitchell Butcher
    Em Heath Stevenson Renouf Logan
    Inj Gray

    With that line up only one rookie defender gets a gurnsey …I have put Pittard. Another on the bench….maybe with a vest and another 2 as emergencies outside the best 22. So despite Port not being the strongest outfit going around in 2013 Heath, Stevenson, Colquhoun might struggle to get a regular game…..just saying.

    • Xhavier says:

      nice work, really interesting

    • Dools says:

      Disagree BubbaNo1 Disagree,
      Some of PTA players have to shine 3300 pt divied up between 2 teams means Players like Cotchin get noticed
      Personally Big Fan of Shultz Boak Ebert and Gray given that these boys are cheap and they can grab the eye ..even in a loosing team SC Value IMO

    • RBC says:

      Still early days, dude.

    • aleye72 says:

      yes nice work,
      but do they play 2 Rucks cause I had Redden last year & he was in & out all the time, so would that free up a spot ?????

  110. Woodman says:

    Team Name: Woodman

    This my second draft and virtually my final draft.

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Yarran, Bock, Docherty (Terlich, Colquhan)

    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Mundy, Ball, Wines.O, Crouch.B (O'Meara.J, Viney.J)

    Ruc: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Currie.D, McBean.L)

    Fwd: Cox, Rockliff, Sylvia, Lecras, Varcoe, Staker.B (Kerridge.S, Lee.T)

    Cash left is $14,300 Any thoughts?

    • Jimbotraralgon says:

      this is a good team woody.
      only suggestions are personal choice stuff.



      no buddy?

      fundamental very strong.

      • Woodman says:

        Thanks for the feedback Jimbo. There's been some big wraps on Wines and a little on Yarran. With Buddy i could downgrade a few mids but i wont at this stage.

  111. Jimbotraralgon says:


    i am torn. fyfe or mundy?

    i cant decide. cant have both.

    also decided to chane ruck 1 from goldstein to mumford just to be different from 90% of teams. the ruck might be an area to be brave just to get ahead.

    • Benno says:

      i had the same problem aswell, but at this stage i'm likely going to go with Fyfe. Just for the fact that he's younger and i think has more potential then mundy, with a full season i think he is in for a huge one. As for the rucks i'm also considering mummy, but looking to see if I can fit someone else in somehow. I like goldstien and currently have him but i'm not so keen on him because he is in every other side

    • TheBIGShot says:

      Hey Jimbo.. I too like Fyffe. Just if he is fit can really hit some huge scores. (SC) But Mundy apparently having a big preseason…though for me Fyffe will be in my starting line up based on the idea he could be anything.

      I had Mummy but wanna see how he goes in the NAB cos of his back last yr. If he is at his best he is well priced and plenty will jump ship off Goldy. Sauce, Bellchambers and McEvoy gotta be looked at too whatta ya reckon? Cheap option might be the Melb bloke Jamar who had a fantastic 2011.

  112. TheBIGShot says:

    so I thought I better throw up a team so I can get a bit of feedback. I will make changes to this team.

    Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] $541,500
    Heath Shaw [COL] $541,300
    Bryce Gibbs [CAR] [MID] $509,800
    Dyson Heppell [ESS] [MID] $450,000
    Brent Staker [BRL] [FWD] $128,000
    Jasper Pittard [PTA] $128,000
    Sam Docherty [BRL] $115,900
    Dean Terlich [MEL] $109,500

    Gary Ablett [GCS] $740,500
    Dane Swan [COL] $675,300
    Scott Pendlebury [COL] $667,300
    Nathan Fyfe [FRE] $498,800
    Brent Moloney [BRL] $362,400
    Luke Ball [COL] $301,800
    Brad Crouch [ADE] $115,900
    Jaeger O'Meara [GCS] $115,900
    Jack Viney [MEL] $109,500
    Sam Colquhoun [PTA] [DEF] $109,500??

    Shane Mumford [SYD] $486,900
    Matthew Leuenberger [BRL] $301,100
    Sam Rowe [CAR] [FWD] $115,900
    Jarrod Witts [COL] $115,900

    Dean Cox [WCE] [RUC] $600,700
    Paul Chapman [GEE] [MID] $535,600
    Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] $473,500
    Greg Broughton [GCS] [DEF] $441,900
    Keiran Harper [NTH] $275,500 or Varcoe
    MAYES, Sam (MID) $164,500
    Sam Kerridge [ADE] [MID] $115,900
    Jed Lamb [SYD] $115,900

    35k+ odd left
    Probably many will change but barring injury:
    in the back line, Heppell will stay,
    as will Ball in the mids fyffe and 3 elites.
    Fwd line a work in progress but Chapman and Cox loom as certs.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hi Bigshot.

      I like the look of Fyfe as well.

      I would go Varcoe ahead of Harper and maybe Tom Lee instead of Lamb.

      Otherwise looking good.

    • Dools says:

      G'day BIGshot,
      I rate this team . Very pleased to see you ae the Kerrigde train. Rate yor 2 playing Rucs…I'm just not sold on B. Goddard but that's between me and him..
      LOveCox with Chappy.
      Paper team excellence

  113. MORO says:






    $90K LEFTOVER.

  114. Tim says:

    Hey everybody could someone help me with this

    Who should I have in my forward line instead of nic nat??

    I already have Franklin and zorko in their as my premium not sure who

    And thinking about cox so he can rack up the points without nic nat playing

  115. Richard says:

    Here is my first attempt


    D Heppell, B Goddard, B Staker, P Hanley, J Grimes, B Gibbs, D Terlich, N Vlpistuin.


    T Cotchin, P Dangerfield, T Rockliff, B Delideo, A Swallow, A Gaff, C Wingard, B Crouch, J O'Meara, J Viney.


    T Goldstein, M Leuenberger, D Currie, B Grundy.


    M Le Cras, J Roughead, T Varcoe, N Bock, C Knights, S Byrnes, T Lee, B McAffer

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hi richard.

      not a bad first cut….no buddy mate?

      bit of a question over wingard myself.

      otherwise pretty good….and standard unfortunately…..looks like there will be 10 odd players in everyone's side.

  116. Big Dog says:

    DEF – Goddard, Gibbs,Hanley, Pedersen, Staker, Stevenson, Van Unen, Terlich
    MID- Ablett,Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Mundy,Toumpas,
    RUK- Goldstein,Leuenberger,Currie,Witts
    FWD- Franklin, Rockliff, Martin, Siposs, Bock, Varcoe, Macaffer,Lee

    Smokey Siposs! Will be the new quarterback for the saints with Goddard going.

    • Tim says:

      Great team first up mate love your ruck combo
      But not sure about the forward line only because u have 2 midpriced players in bock and varcoe when u could easily upgrade the to a premium with your 196k in the bank
      But all in all great start

  117. Big Dog says:

    196K in the bank!

  118. Tim says:

    Hi guys which team do u like better?

    TEAM 1:

    Backline: Goddard, Broughton, Gibbs, grimes, Terlich, goodes, (van unen, Colquhoun)

    Midfield: ablett, pendlebury, Cotchin, Murphy, Fyfe, Mayes, Viney, O’Meara, (hrovat, crouch)

    Ruck: Goldstein, Leuenberger, (currie, mcbean)

    Forwards: Franklin, cox, rockliff, roughead, Kerridge, lee(daniher, membry)

    $18,000 in the bank

    TEAM 2:

    Backline: Goddard, Broughton, Gibbs, grimes, Terlich, bock,( van unen, Colquhoun)

    Midfield: Ablett, Cotchin, pendlebury, Murphy, Fyfe, Embly, Viney, hvorat(O’Meara, crouch)

    Rucks: Goldstein, Leuenberger,(currie, mcbean)

    Forward: Franklin, cox, rockliff, varcoe, Kerridge, lee, (daniher, membry)

    $15,600 in the bank

    • Max says:

      I think you could mix a bit of both… Maybe up forward you could go franklin, roughy, Rockliff an Varcoe. Definitely like your mids in team 1 though. Team 1 Bakline is good also but I’m not quite sure I trust Goddard so maybe Try Shaw, D.Pearce or even a mid-priced player like Russell or Pederson? That’s just my opinion.

    • Cappa says:

      I prefer Team 2 looks Good Tim

  119. Max says:

    This is my favourite version of my team: Quadripple M

    B.Gybbs, D.Pearce, G.Broughton, C.Pederson, B.Goodes, B.Staker
    (J.Thurlow, D.Terlich)

    G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, J.P.Kennedy, J.Selwood, T.Cotchin, M.Murphy, K.Stevens, B.Crouch
    (J.O’Meara, J.Viney)

    T.Goldstien, M.Leuenberger
    (B.Grundy, L.Mcbean)

    J.Roughead, T.Rockliff, M.LeCras, T.Varcoe, T.Menzel, B.Macaffer
    (C.Hitchcock, T.lee)

    Pending Changes:
    Back: none
    Mids: In Sloan / Shuey and mundy
    Out: Selwood and Kennedy

    Rucks: In Daw/ Currie depending on who lines up.
    Out Grundy.

    Forwards: In Spangher/ Mayes/Upgrade
    Out Hitchcock.

    Yes I’m stacking my midfield but I think this will allow a lot more needed sideway trades come the business end! Don’t know any thoughts?

  120. Brett says:

    New to the site but love the info and hoping to improve on my 3500 place last year.

    Back line is Goddard, broughton, Gibbs, Vlastuin, jaksch, Doherty with subs Terlich & Van Unen

    Mids are Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Cotchin, Rich, Andrew Swallow, Hartlett, Scott Thompson, Crouch, O'Meara & Viney

    Rucks are Ryder, Leuenberger subs are nobody's Moller and Naismith

    Forwards are Cox, Rockliff, Cloke, Josh Kennedy, Daniher, Troy Menzel, Staker and Tom Lee

    I've gone light on some of then subs with the hope that DPP can cover until upgrades are needed.

    I reckon Rich is due to break this year and Cloke with his contract dramas behind him will be back to his best.

    My rookie mids are locked barring injury but the forwards will depend on NAB cup form.

    Really keen to get some advise

    • @grolls says:

      what are the nobody rucks going to do…….when the bye weekends kick in?

      • Brett says:

        I agree Grolls, thats the advantage of Cox and Ryder being DPP and by then hopefully I would have been able to upgrade to add a mid priced Ruck to the team.

  121. Dan says:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, J. Grimes, B. Goodes, Pittard, Docherty (Stevenson, Terlich)
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, M. Murphy, Redden, Mundy, J. Lonergan, O'Meara (Crouch, Viney)
    RUC: Leuenberger, Pederson (Rowe, Currie)
    FWD: Cox, Rockliff, Johnson, Robinson, Sylvia, Staker (Macaffer, Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $15,200

    • @PeterHiggo says:

      Great to see Jack Grimes … The better of the two brothers in my opinion. Recent surgery has him confident to play on strong BUT only 17 games in three seasons puts him in a big risk category for his price. But then again, without risk there will be no reward.
      I see Stevie J as a possible trade up target … Too inconsistent for mine.
      I also feel you could save on Cotchin with a Ball and upgrade a defender.
      Apart from this, nice and unique! Thanks.

      • Dan says:

        Cheers for the comment mate, although I think you have mistaken Jack for Dylan in regards to the Grimes boys! Not sure Dylan is the better of the two……… Yet!
        IMO Cotchin is probably the biggest lock for the year just behind Gaz, so I'm pretty keen to start with him! Again thanks for the input.

  122. Daniel says:

    Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID]
    Jack Grimes [MEL]
    Bryce Gibbs [CAR] [MID]
    Greg Broughton [GCS] [FWD]
    Nick Vlastuin [RIC] [MID]
    Sam Docherty [BRL]
    Dean Terlich [MEL]
    Sam Colquhoun [PTA] [MID]

    Dane Swan [COL]
    Gary Ablett [GCS]
    Trent Cotchin [RIC]
    Scott Pendlebury [COL]
    Josh P. Kennedy [SYD]
    Andrew Embley [WCE]
    Jesse Lonergan [GCS]
    Brad Crouch [ADE]
    Jaeger O'Meara [GCS]
    Jack Viney [MEL]

    Todd Goldstein [NTH]
    Matthew Leuenberger [BRL]
    Jarrod Witts [COL]
    Daniel Currie [NTH]

    Lance Franklin [HAW]
    Tom Rockliff [BRL] [MID]
    Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID]
    Mark LeCras [WCE]
    Brent Staker [BRL] [DEF]
    Sam Kerridge [ADE] [MID]
    Josh Growden [GWS] [MID]
    Tom Lee [STK]

    Any advice would be appreciated guys. Cheers

  123. SCLG says:

    Who do you think is better Nathan bock or chris knight ?

  124. The Coach says:

    TEAM NAME: lions101
    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, J. Pittard, L. Osborne, L. Stevenson (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, S. Pendlebury, B. Stanton, N. Fyfe, O. Wines, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, C. Sylvia, T. Menzel, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $7,700

    have got a strong midfield with a weaker backline and no franklin up forward who i will look to bring in early

  125. @castlemanj says:

    Advice taken on board, here's "Dizzy Stuff" version two (OK, ten…):

    DEFENDERS: BJ Goddard, D Heppell, G Broughton, S Atley, Morris, D Terlich (S Docherty, S Colquhoun)

    MIDFIELDERS: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Watson, A Swallow, D Hannebery, K Stevens, B Crouch, J O'Meara (L Hunter, J Viney)

    RUCKS: T Goldstein, M Leuenberger (D Currie, S Rowe)

    FORWARDS: D Cox, T Walker, T Rockliff, T Cloke, T Varcoe, B Macaffer (T Lee, S Dwyer)

    Remaining funds: $139,600

    Previous advice (cheers to jimbotraralgon, Dools & Jock) included ditching Cloke in favour of The Frenchman, but I reckon at that price he's still worth a look…. Nab Cup may well be the deciding factor there.

    A bit nervous about Morris, his inclusion is based largely on reports that he's tracking particularly well so far this preseason.

    • @castlemanj says:

      Sorry, should have pointed out that the "Morris" in question is that with the dodgy leg, not young Stephen…

    • Dools says:

      That team looks good real good, a few unknowns to me so i will look em up'But I like what I see mate. A lot

  126. Tim says:

    (Jaksch, Thurlow)

    Dangerfield, A Swallow, Priddis, Selwood, Ball, Tutt, Crouch, Wines,
    (Viney, O'meara

    Mumford, McEvoy
    (Daw, Rowe)

    Buddy, Petrie, Rockliff, LeCras, Cameron, Staker
    (Lee, Kerridge)

    Still working on Getting a better Captain and not sure on J. Cameron.

    • Tim says:

      And I want Bock in defence

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      must get GAJ into the team. which selwood do you have …..I assume you can on joel.

      like varcoe better than lecras for value of moner. Might free up some coin to get Bock.

  127. WHITEY says:


    Goddard, Brendon (MID) $541,500ESS
    Gibbs, Bryce (MID) $509,800CAR
    Birchall, Grant $506,400HAW
    Duffield, Paul $496,700FRE
    Russell, Jordan $266,000COL
    Docherty, Sam $115,900BRI
    Colquhoun, Sam (MID) $109,500PA
    Terlich, Dean $109,500MEL

    Ablett, Gary $740,500GEE
    Pendlebury, Scott $667,300COL
    Dangerfield, Patrick $636,000ADE
    Fyfe, Nathan $498,800FRE
    Hartlett, Hamish (DEF) $489,000PA
    Martin, Dustin (FWD) $473,500RIC
    Goodes, Brett (DEF) $128,200WBD
    Crouch, Brad $115,900ADE
    O'Meara, Jaeger $115,900GCS
    Viney, Jack $109,500MEL

    McIntosh, Hamish $495,300GEE
    Leuenberger, Matthew $301,100BRI
    Rowe, Sam (FWD) $115,900CAR
    Currie, Daniel $109,500NM

    Zorko, Dayne (MID) $535,000BRI
    Bartel, Jimmy (MID) $527,400GEE
    Cameron, Jeremy $333,700GWS
    Bock, Nathan (DEF) $297,400GCS
    Knights, Chris $248,300RIC
    Daniher, Joe $154,500ESS
    Lee, Tom $115,900STK
    Membrey, Tim $109,500SYD

    • Max says:

      Love the ruck choice of McIntosh it’s a risk worth taking!

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      not sure on the buddy absence, and Jeremy Cameron is an interesting selection…..

      backline probably a little heavy and forward a little light..

      I would (IMO)….drop birchall and shift bock up back, Will give enough to go Camerson into Buddy.

  128. Haydo says:

    Hey Jock and the fellas! Love what you are doing with the site!

    Loving this time of year as well! Footy just around the corner!!!

    Can’t Wait!! πŸ™‚ Anyways here is my team so far. I would really appreciate any advice.

    (1) (2) (3) – represents when the player has their bye round πŸ™‚

    Hayden’s AFL Supercoach TeamΒ 


    (3) B. Gibbs (MID) $509,800

    (1) P. Hanley $485,200

    (3) G. Broughton(FWD) $441,900

    (3) N. Bock (FWD) $297,400

    (2) B. Staker $128,900

    (2) D. Terlich $109,500

    (1) S. Colqohoun $109,500

    (1) S. Docherty $115,900Β 

    Total = $2,204,500Β 


    (3) G. Ablett $740,500

    (3) D. Swan $675,300Β 

    (2) JP. Kennedy $643,00

    (1) T. Cotchin $622,100

    (2) L. Shuey $553,100

    (3) J. O’Meara $115,900

    (2) J. Viney $109,500

    (1) B. Goodes (DEF) $128,900

    (2) M. Jones $109,500

    (3) B. Crouch $115,999Β 

    Total = $3,814,500


    (2) T. Goldstein $497,900

    (1) M. Leuenberger $301,100

    (2) D. Currie $109,500

    (1) L. McBean (FWD) $109,500

    Total = $1,018,000


    (1) L. Franklin $618,000

    (2) D. Cox (RUC) $600,700

    (3) T. Walker $536,000

    (1) D. Martin (MID) $473,500

    (2) M. LeCras $369,200

    (2) T. Lee $115,900

    (3) S. Kerridge $115,900

    Total = $2,945,100Β 

    TEAM TOTAL = $9,982,100

    BANK = $17,900

    • Dools says:

      Great team mate ,
      Not sure about Bock bit of a gamble for the coin and return
      Mids Goodes still on R list wait out for NAB…SWan& Co If you lower your sight slightly you may be able to propogate your tesm eith Thompson C. Peerce Ziebull ETC and have money in da bank for rnd 2/3 Major upgrades!!! Ive said it B4 D.Martin for the coin I think this is SC sukerpunch DPP So what? Get on Varcoe or Stevie J or Chappy r Haw Roughhead Hale OH DPPs all

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        varcoe is a good bet….will relish the job he will have this year.

      • Haydo says:

        Traded dusty for Varcoe and upgraded B. Goodes to Lukey Ball. What are your thoughts on him? Very hard to ignore at his price in my opinion

  129. shielcc says:

    Matthew Wright and Koby Stevens
    Andrew Embley and Allen Christenson???
    keep in mind this is for dream team

    • Dools says:

      Like the cut of M. Knights jib maty, Nit sold on Embers but I highly rate young Allen. Stick to your 1 st thiught when you paired them off…That way you will stick and not jump ship and waste trades IMO Whomever yoyu go for thats it LOCK em in

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      matty and koby…..still not sold on A Christenson

  130. D.Rich10 says:

    TEAM NAME: dream team
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Broughton, J. Pittard, L. Osborne, L. Stevenson (D. Van Unen, D. Terlich)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Boyd, T. Cotchin, S. Pendlebury, B. Stanton, O. Wines, J. O'Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, N. Vardy (D. Currie, L. McBean)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Wright, T. Menzel, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $6,800

    have gone for a weak ruck but very strong midfield, i feel as though Leuenberger and Vardy will both play and should score well enough for me to upgrade them to premiums later on

    • D.Rich10 says:

      this team has now changed- i have gone Osborne to Hartlett and Cotchin- Embley
      thoughts on these couple of trades?

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        you have gone from two stable players into two more speculative picks fitness wise…..its one of those high risk high reward scenarios….

        so the question is……are you feeling lucky punk?

        seriously, embley could be a target of the green vest early on in the year.

    • Brett says:

      Surely you have to have D Rich in the side based on your handle, I like the rucks with cox sitting in the forward line

  131. Jordan says:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Bock, Vlastuin, Osborne (Terlich, Colquhoun)

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Cotchin, Murphy, Fyfe, Ball, K. Mitchell, O'Meara (Crouch, Viney)

    RUC: Sandilands, Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)

    FWD: Roughead, Zorko, Rockliff, Wright, Staker, Kerridge (Lee, Sumner)

    $41,500 remaining.
    Thoughs/Comments much appreciated!

    • Big Dog says:

      Forward line a bit week, but the rest looks good. Zorko no value this year everyone will be out to stop him this year. What about Tex from the Crows and maybe Varco?

  132. Cyril says:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Broughton, Goodes (Docherty, Van Unen).
    MID: Sloane, Shuey, Fyfe, Gaff, K Mitchell, Crouch, O'Meara, T Mitchell (M Jones, Viney).
    RUC: Mumford, Leuenberger (Rowe, Witts)
    FWD: Cox, Rockliff, Hawkins, Martin, Christensen, Crameri (Staker, Macaffer).
    $148,000 left.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      very speculative mid line.

      I am worried that you dont have a least one of the following…probably 2!

      gazza, pendlebury, swann, cotchin, dangerfield, watson, kennedy, beams

    • (**) ^& says:

      no to gibbs

  133. Greg says:

    Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Atley, B Goodes, Staker
    (Dockery, Terlich)

    Mids: Ablett, Pendlebury, Dangefield, Fyfe, Mundy, Ball, Crouch, O'Meara
    (M Jones, J Viney)

    Rucks: The standard 2 (Grundy, Currie)

    Forwards: Buddy, Roughhead, Rockliff, LeCras, J Kennardy, Varcoe
    (T Lee, S Dwywe)

    I understand it's a risky stratergy to go with so many players returning from injury so I will be watching closely during the preseason. I figure with 30 trades why not take a few risks and be a bit aggressive? Please let me know if my approach seems flawed. No need to be gental

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      dont forget goodes is on the rookie list needs to elevated before he can play.

      • Greg says:

        Good point. The rookies are still very much open to change. Appreciate anyone else's thoughts

  134. chris says:

    Brad Crouch or Andrew Embley or Koby Stevens?

  135. chris says:

    Dustin Martin or Matthew Wright?

  136. chris says:

    Dyson Heppel or Brian Lake?

  137. Mark O'Brien says:

    In the true Community spirit of sharing, here's StMOB … currently

    DEF: Goddard, B Fisher, S. Broughton, G. Bock, N Morris, D Brown, M
    (Goodes, B Colquhoun, S)

    MID: Ablett, G Selwood, J Cotchin, T Murphy, M Gaff, A 12. Shiel, D Ball, L O'Meara, (J Hams, W Viney, J)

    RUCK: Goldstein, T Leuenberger, (M Daw, M McBean, L )

    FWD: Roughead, J Rockliff, T Hawkins, T Kennedy, J Menzel, T Jaksch, K (Macaffer, B Lee, T )

    $5200 remaining

  138. jimbotraralgon says:

    Gday community.

    Interested in your thoughts…..

    Instead of the '3 changes a day' roundabout that is picking the 3 rookies position that most of us have on the main lines (2 for ruck), I have a 7 man rookie squad to be watched our the NAB cup.

    Here's mine.
    DEF – Stevenson, Thurlow, Terlich, Heath, Van Unen, Colquhoun, Yagmoor

    MIDS – Crouch, O'Meara. Viney, K Mitchell, whitfield, towers, Menzel

    RUCK – 4 rookies – Currie, Gawn, Grundy, Witts

    FWD – Mayes, Kerridge, lee, daniher, mccaffer, Membrey, Rowe


    • choppers says:

      Hey jimbo, thought I'd return the favour and give ya my thoughts.
      FWDS: Mayes, Daniher good but too dear. Don't know that Rowe,Lee or Membrey will get too much of a go early.Check NAB. I like Mccaffer and Kerridge.
      MIDS: It's a lottery…………
      DEF: I've gone Terlich van Unen Colquhoun but once again, the NAB will give a better idea.

  139. David says:

    DEF: T Bugg, A Mackie, B Ellis,T Simpkin, R Shoenmakers,J Patful, (J Townsend, S Morris)

    MID: G Ablett, S Thompson, D Swan, J Watson, S Pendlebury,M Murphy,M,Boyd,L Shuey (D Smith,K Stevens)

    RUCK: M Pyke,I Maric (M Daw, R Bathie)

    FORWARD: P Karnezis,J Cameron,C Pearce,C Hampton,D Beams,L Franklin (T Dickson,B Smedts)

    $8,600 left over

    • chris says:

      Woah there- needs work!

      MIDS- pick up J. O'Meara, Brad Crouch and Jack Viney (cheap and all should get games) for Devon Smith and 2 other premiums, and downgrade one or two more premiums to Luke Ball or Andrew Embley. now you have lots of cash

      DEFENDERS- Lets just completely scrap the backline and redo it, although maybe keep Ellis if you want him. Pick up Goddard, Broughton, Duffield, Gibbs. It sounds like you want to take a punt so Brian Lake might be an option then complete your backline with rookies such as Goodes, Colqhuon, Docherty, Stevenson, Pittard and Terlich.

      FORWARDS- Keep Franklin, Beams, Smedts (risky). Pick up Maccaffer and Staker, Varcoe- all guns who have just recovered from injury therefore cheap. Then get either Dustin Martin or Matthew Wright. Sam Kerridge should be on you radar too. Another person you may like if you wanna take a put is Allen Christensen- could go both ways.

      RUCKS- Trade Pyke for Luenburger and Bathie for Brodie Grundy- the guy's a jet!

      Not sure how your cash is looking after that but if you cant afford everything make sure that you do as many of my suggestions as you can. It's good that you are thinking outside the box but I had a mate who had a similar stategy last year and it bombed! If you need anymore help then just reply back and ill answer. wow, that was long.

      • David says:

        Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to look at my draft SC team. I was aiming to have a very strong Midfield and the rest a mixture of Rookies and Mid-price players. I will have a look at your suggestions and enter a revamped team in a day or so…although I do want a very strong midfield. Thanks again for your reply!


      • David says:

        my second draft SC team for your consideration:

        Def: B Goddard,S Doherty,B Ellis,N Bock,B, Gibbs,B Staker (S Tunbridge, D Terlich)
        Mid:G Ablett,D Swan,K,Stevens,P Dangerfield,A Christenson,L Shuey, B Crouch ( B Speight,B Goodes)
        Rucks: S Mumford,M Luenberger (R Bathie, S Rowe)
        Forwards: L Franklin, S Johnson,D Petrie, G Broughton,S Byrnes,J Porplyzia (S Kerridge, D Orval)

        Cash left $ 20,500

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          Hey David.

          Really worth getting Viney and O'Meara onto the mid bench.

          Its pretty much universally agreed that these two and Crouch will play round 1.

          • David says:

            Thanks for the advice Jimbo.Much appreciated! I will check out Viney and O’ Meara and see if I can fit them into the mid-field.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey David.

      This looks like a side that would do well if it was put together this time last year.

      Chris has this right, at least pick up the O'meara, crouch, viney midfield rookie set.

      Beams cant play forward this year either. Nor can Clancey Pearce.

      and townsend cant play back.

      Not to mention you need a budget of 12.8 Million to afford this side.

      Sorry mate but not too realistic for this year.

      • David says:

        Hi Jimbo, Thanks for taking the time to look at my draft SC team.I was aiming to have a very strong Midfield and the rest a mixture of Rookies and Mid-price players. Regarding the budget I was using the Higgonators $ figures and came up with $8,600 left over.Where do i get the current player prices so I can come in under Budget??
        I will have a look at your suggestions and enter a revamped team in a day or so…although I do want a very strong midfield. Thanks again for your reply Jimbo!

  140. choppers says:

    My 2nd attempt. Gone with a POD ruck duo instead of Goldy/Berger like the other 90% It's still early doors.
    BACKS: Goddard Gibbs Watts Staker Goodes Docherty (Terlich van Unen)
    MIDS: Ablett Pendles Deledio Jack Mundy Martin O'Meara Crouch (Viney Colquhoun)
    RUCK: Ryder Pederson (Witts Currie)
    FWD: Roughy Walker (TEX) Christensen Broughton Siposs Varcoe (Kerridge Dwyer)
    $36,700 left.
    RUC-DEF 1, RUC -FWD 1, FWD-RUC 1.

    Any thoughts?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey choppers.

      forward line is very strong but the back is a bit weak.

      Maybe you could send Broughton back to replace, say Docherty. And then you could put someone like T Lee or McCaffer at F6. It seems like a luxury to have Varcoe at F6.

      Just a personal thing but if you have DPP that play through the Mid, I like to put them in their non-mid position.

      That way you can get as many mids as you can across all lines.

      eg. Martin would play forward for Siposs and I would then drop in Ball to the mids.

      • choppers says:

        thanks Jimbo for those suggestions. I'm keen on both Ball and McCaffer but not too keen on having all 3 DPP (DEF/FWD) in the backline. Also agree with Martin being FWD instead of MID. I'll have a bit of a play and see what I come up with.

  141. BubbaNo1 says:

    A Flying Start TeamTEAM NAME: power Punch
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, J. Pittard, J. Hutchins, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, M. Boyd, M. Murphy, J. Redden, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Clark, C. Sylvia, B. Staker, B. Macaffer (T. Lee, T. Membrey)
    CASH LEFT: $400

  142. Sans blues says:

    DEF: Goddard, Duffield,Heppel, Broughton, Atley, Staker, Van uen, Terlich
    MID: GAJ, Pendles, sheuy, fyfe, shiel, wines,crouch, o'mera, viney, hrovat
    RUC: Goldstein, Luey, Cordy, Witts
    FWD: Franklin, zorko, Martin, Lecras, varcoe, Mayes, macaffer,t lee


    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Think you need one more uber premium in the guts.

      Money might need to come from the back. You have 4 premiums back there and only 2 in the mid.

      Heppel to Bock and shiels to at least a Mundy. Ideally I would roll back on wines to a K Mitchell and you should be able to get a Murphy for Shiels.

  143. chris says:

    TEAM NAME: Da Dumb Dawgs
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, D. Heppell, G. Broughton, L. Stevenson (S. Docherty, B. Goodes)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, P. Dangerfield, T. Rockliff, L. Ball, A. Embley, S. Colquhoun, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, L. McBean)
    FWD: S. Johnson, L. Franklin, D. Martin, B. Macaffer, J. Kennedy, B. Staker (T. Varcoe, S. Rowe)
    CASH LEFT: $6,700

    This is dream team not supercoach

  144. Jimi says:

    First draft:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Hanley, J. Grimes, B. Goodes, B. Staker (S. Colquhoun, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, N. Fyfe, D. Mundy, K. Mitchell, J. Simpson, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, T. Walker, T. Rockliff, G. Broughton, M. LeCras, S. Mayes (B. Macaffer, S. Rowe)
    CASH LEFT: $5,900

    Thought on my initial team (especially regarding keeping mundy and Fyfe or upgrading them to premiums) would be appreciated!! πŸ™‚

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      I like Jimi.

      I have also kept two high mids that will have a breakout year. I went with Shuey and Fyfe (mundy and Gaff were the other two considered). So I like it.

      dont forget Goodes is on the rookie list.

      Otherwise good side

  145. HeyMish says:

    Thanks for everyone's comments in the past. I have tried taking them all on board so here goes:

    Brendon Goddard , Bryce Gibbs
    Grant Birchall , Dyson Heppell
    Sam Docherty , Lewis Stevenson
    (Dean Terlich , Sam Colquhoun)

    Dane Swan , Gary Ablett
    Jack Redden ,Luke Shuey
    Nathan Fyfe , Brad Crouch
    Jaeger O'Meara , Tom Mitchell
    (Nathan Hrovat , Jack Viney)

    Jarryd Roughead , Matthew Leuenberger
    (Setanta O'hAilpin , Daniel Currie)

    Steve Johnson , Tom Rockliff
    Nic Naitanui , Matthew Wright
    Travis Varcoe , Brent Macaffer
    (Sam Kerridge , Tom Lee)

    $88800 left


    Brendon Goddard / Bryce Gibbs
    Grant Birchall / Dyson Heppell
    Brent Staker / Jasper Pittard
    (Sam Docherty / Dean Terlich)

    Dane Swan / Gary Ablett
    Jack Redden / Luke Shuey
    Nathan Fyfe / Brad Crouch
    Jaeger O’Meara / Tom Mitchell
    (Nathan Hrovat / Jack Viney)

    Todd Goldstein / Matthew Leuenberger
    (Setanta O’hAilpin / Brodie Grundy)

    Steve Johnson / Tom Rockliff
    Patrick Ryder / Matthew Wright
    Josh J. Kennedy / Brent Macaffer
    (Tom Lee / Jed Lamb)


    Whats everyone's thoughts on: (for season 2013)
    Warnock.R for # 1 ruck?

    Your comments are greatly appreciated !

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hey mish.

      not sold on warnock at all….maybe r2 but everyone is on the berger. 99% of teams seem to be going either Cox as an outright premium or goldstein or mummy.

      sloan….the entire trio of crows (thompson, dangerfield and sloane) has me scratching my head….which one will get the hard tag?

      not sold on yarran or boak at this stage…on the watch list.

      Players like Jack just dont fit into my structure…bit like murphy so its a no for me

      • Tim says:

        Hey jimbo what do you think would be the best team you could have now???

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          Hey Tim.

          I have posted my V3 of my side below.

          Big weakness is no Goddard but I would have to concede too many other selections I like to make it happen.

          So my first upgrade target would be bock to Goddard.

  146. Tim says:

    Everyone is going the ruck combo Goldstein and Leuenberger

    I think that you have to have Leuenberger but I also think Macintosh will be a good choice

    Does anyone else have another ruck combo please say

    • choppers says:

      Ryder/Pederson ……Witts Currie

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Tim.

      I've gone for Mummy and Berger just to be different.

      I have seen a few sides going with a uber premium such as Coxs or Sandi.

      But 75% seems to be Goldstein and Berger.

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      i like McEvoy or Sandi + Berger and Cox in the Fwds

    • Dools says:

      Hi again Tim Vardy is a HUGE chance to play DEF all year now does that mean SC points Hell Ya but with a view to upgrade early or Keep as a R 2/3 up to you Macintosh has just returned to full training …NAB is a must for him IOT be ready as a lock for Rnd 1 In posi R 1 /2

  147. jimbotraralgon says:

    Hi guys.

    Version 3 of my side. I have been able to last a week without changing so I think I am getting close to the final side short of which rookies get a round 1 gig.

    D/ Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Bock, Thurlow, Staker (Stevenson, Terlich)
    M/ Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Ball, K Stevens, O'meara (Crouch, Viney)
    R/ Mummy, Berger, (currie, Grundy)
    F/ Franklin, Roughy,Rocky, dusty, varcoe, Mayes (Kerridge, Lee)


    • Tim says:

      Love your team jimbo but where is Colquhoun and yes without Goddard it’s not as good but without him u have freed up cash for your midfield and forward.
      And personally I don’t really like shuey in their but its your team so your choice πŸ™‚

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        Hey Tim.

        I kind of have a squad for the last 3 rookie defensive spots (7 players). At moment I fancy Stevenson over Colq but both are under close watch.

        • Tim says:

          Ok fair enough
          By the way who would u think would score better together
          Currie and mundy or Goldstein and Viney

          • jimbotraralgon says:

            Hey Tim.

            definitely goldstein and viney, currie may not get a start.

            and viney is a MUST in the side

    • choppers says:

      I'm a Suns member and Bocky hasn't started running yet, although they're happy with his progress. Keep tabs on him. He's a steal if he's fit. Will the Capt. arm band affect Cotchin? Apart from that, looks solid.

  148. Brisbane13 says:

    TEAM NAME: My Team
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, H. Hartlett, G. Broughton, J. Pittard, J. Thurlow (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, S. Pendlebury, B. Stanton, N. Fyfe, O. Wines, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, N. Vardy (L. McBean, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, C. Knights, S. Mayes, T. Menzel (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $2,800

    Have got the Leuenberger/Vardy ruck combo which at the moment i am happy with, i think they both provide great value.
    Have got a reasonably strong midfield which i really like.
    If Knights doesnt perform well in NAB should be reasonably simple to downgrade Fyfe to Embley then upgrade him to someone like Wright.
    Not all rookies are set yet, my backline ones are certainly still open to a lot of change.
    Thoughts would be great?

    • Tim says:

      Don’t have Stanton instead have mundy if u can afford or ball
      Instead of hrovat or wines get crouch and get Colquhoun and if knights doesn’t perform get varcoe instead of downgrading Fyfe to embly

    • chris says:

      Like it!
      Maybe downgrade either Pendles/Stanton/Fyfe to Brad Crouch and then upgrade Vardy.

      Not much else I can say

      • Brisbane13 says:

        that will be my back up plan if either Vardy or Leuey dont perform

  149. BubbaNo1 says:

    EAM NAME: q
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, P. Duffield, J. Russell, J. Pittard (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, T. Varcoe, B. Macaffer, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $11,000


    TEAM NAME: r
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, B. Staker, S. Docherty, D. Terlich (J. Pittard, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (M. Jones, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, C. Sylvia, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, D. Martin, B. Macaffer (T. Lee, B. Dick)
    CASH LEFT: $19,800

    Strong defence or strong Forwards???????????????????

    • Brisbane13 says:

      i like the look of the second team more, with better rookie options down back, having an extra one down there should be alright- if it can make your forawrd line look like that

  150. Pauly says:

    1st team
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Broughton, N. Bock, B. Staker, S. Docherty (S. Colquhoun, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, D. Mundy, B. Crouch, T. Mitchell (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (M. Daw, B. Grundy)
    FWD: L. Franklin, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, T. Varcoe, S. Mayes, J. Daniher (B. Macaffer, T. Lee)CASH LEFT: $30,700

  151. Josh says:

    Had a bit of a tinkle, and have managed to come up with a prelim squad. Clearly got a bit of coin left over to strengthen any weak links – any suggestions or comments? Is Koby Stevens due for some time on ground after being cold shouldered at W.C?

    DEF: Goddard, Duffield, Hanley, Bock, Pederson, Van Unlen (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Dangerfield, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Varcoe, O'Meara, Viney (Crouch, Koby Stevens)

    RUCK: Mumford, Leuenberger (Currie, Witts)

    FWD: Nic Nat, Franklin, Martin, LeCras, Staker, T. Menzel (Kerridge, Lee)

    140k in the bank.

    • Tim says:

      Good start but nic nat is out for a couple of months and not goin to start the season but I like the rest of your team

      • Josh says:

        Replacing nic nat is no big deal considering he's at the top of the food chain and everyone else is under him. Are Pederson & Menzel going to be starters from rd 1 this year?

  152. Jeremy says:

    Hers it is folks the winning SC team, though i will probs change it a million more times after this:

    BJ, SHAW, BIRCH, SQUIBS, STAKER, TERLICH (Colquhoun, Thurlow)


    MCEVOY, GOLDY (Daw, Rowe)


    The plan at this stage is to upgrade Lycett to nicnat when he comes in, though i doubt ill have the balls to start with him. Breust is my only real smoky

  153. tim says:

    hey community hows my team looking?
    also i dont know what to do with my team aswell
    def: Goddard, gibbs, grimes, broughton, bock, terlich, (colqouhon, van unen)
    mid :Ablett, pendlebury, cotchin, murphy, fyfe, viney, crouch, o'meara,( mitchell, hvorat)
    ruck: goldstein, leuenberger, (currie, rowe)
    fwd: franklin, cox, rockliff, varcoe, kerridge, lee,(staker, murdoch
    193k in the bank
    cant upgrade varcoe to martin or bock to duffield
    i would appreciate any thoughts thanks

    • Jeremy says:

      Im not sold on duffield, too up and down. Varcoe for martin and you have urself a pretty good looking team

    • Dools says:

      Varcoe buddy not convinced of Grime I believe from a good source that he is still not under full training, Bock cheaper better Cash$cows. Duffeild has been a relevation and now with out Boughton gumming up th e works I think he is 95- 105 material output per game
      Great inclusion of Murphy I beleive the community have lost sight of him in favour of other stars, his star is not waning I think he is a must have this year and for $ that's big bang for your Buck. Nice tyeam tim

      • tim says:

        what do you think i should have in my team more? mundy or fyfe?
        and if i have mundy i will have enough cash to upgrade varcoe to martin or someone else around the 485k mark.
        Or then should i upgrade bock for duffield or someone around 510k mark.
        Or put bock up forward and get some good in back?
        thanks for your advice

        • Dools says:

          Tim ,if you can swing it go for Mundy and Nat "Teen Wolf"Fyfe …Varcoe is a must HAVE word from Sleepy Hollow is no Dramas with foot and training like a giddy girl on Prom eve. Leave D.Martin out IMO. You need to look at Bock in NAB if in doubt downgrade or with coin from dusty scratching up grade to Hanley (Bris) or Duffman…

          • tim says:

            thanks very much for your opinions.
            ive got $214,600 left with mundy and $193,100 with fyfe
            but i cant afford duffman with fyfe in team but i can downgrade a rookie for some cash to get him πŸ™‚

            • Dools says:

              Tim this has to be your Team mate, If you have players you like and Want in your team Now It's your team… Not Jocks not mine Yours…for me I would go with Mundy over aFyfe Ya both injursd or recovering form old injury Mundy Mundy Mundy until 'tEEN Wolf" proves himself..But I still liked yor original team so if you are happy with it don't go chasing it LOCK it in and you may be suprised at the team output have confidence buddy.. Your team post was very good

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Tim.

      You seem to be doing to same as me chasing your tail and second guessing yourself.

      Perhaps put the team on the shelf for 4 or 5 days then have a fresh look. Thats what I plan to do cause I keep changing in daily.

      saying that, very balanced side.

      I wouldnt want to get rid of varcoe, will be a cash cow.

      You could get Duffield if you change Mitchell to M Jones.


      Move Staker into Bock's spot and use the $490k up forward. Would get you Breust for $450k.

  154. @grolls says:

    2nd Attempt

    B Jacobs, M Golby, G Birchall, S Atley, D Terlich, C Pedersen,B Goddard, B Goodes

    J Viney, J Omeara,Gazza,B Moloney, Cooney, Dangermouse, Ball, Cotchin, Hvorat, Colquhoun

    Currie Brody LeuenBerger Cox

    Zorko,Byrnes, Karnezis , Broughton, Siposs, Kerridge,Winderlich, Rockcliff

  155. Cocko says:

    Thoughts Please.

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Broughton, Goodes (Docherty, Van Unen).
    MID: Sloane, Shuey, Fyfe, Gaff, K Mitchell, Crouch, O'Meara, T Mitchell (M Jones, Viney).
    RUC: Mumford, Leuenberger (Rowe, Witts)
    FWD: Cox, Rockliff, Hawkins, Martin, Christensen, Crameri (Staker, Macaffer).
    $148,000 left.

    • klaay says:

      who you going to Captain each week??

    • Dools says:

      LOve a strong back line Love a strong FWD line Love the Rucs and LOVRE the midfield… Slone GUN Shuey Gun Fyfe if fit Gun so impressed with no GAJ however ; how are you going to get GAZ or Dependlebury? Don't tell me !! That's your stratagy and I applaud your approach but have you thought this through to the end Cocko

      • Cocko says:

        Yeah the plan is to have the forwards and backs as settled as possible and use most of my trades to upgrade the midfield because all of the best rookies are in the midfield. That way I'll have time to see which guns are best to bring in. Ablett will be in as soon as he drops, that's why I've left so much in the bank.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey cocko.

      Probably agree with Dools.

      Need to get at least one of swann gazza or pendlebury in that side somewhere.

      maybe turn Crameri into a kerridge or T Lee. Maybe Hanley into a rookie.

      gives you cash for ablett instead of T Mitchell.

    • michael says:

      looks good & UR logic seems good, have heard Goodes needs to be upgraded to get a game though ??

  156. tension says:

    Am a second year player looking to improve on last year’s effort. An early draft here lads, would welcome your thoughts on players and team structure/balance.

    DEF: B. Waters, H. Hartlett, J. Grimes, B. Ellis, K. Jaksch, S. Colquhoun (D. Terlich, B. Goodes)

    MID: J. Kennedy, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, K. Jack, J. O’Meara, L. Whitfield, J. Toumpas, J. Lonergan (K. Mitchell, T. Mitchell)

    RUC: M. Leuenberger, J. Roughead (S. Rowe, L. McBean)

    FWD: L. Franklin, N. Naitanui, M. Pavlich, M. LeCras, T. Varcoe, J. Stringer (J. Daniher, S. Menegola)

    CASH LEFT: $248,800


    • jimbotraralgon says:

      love the fwd Def ruck lines but the mids are a worry. Few too many rookies in there.

      Personally,out of Whitfield, Toumpas or Lonergan, I would keep Lonergan. Turn whitfield into crouch and toumpas into viney.

      I would then get rid of T Mitchell and use the coin on Fyfe or Mundy. You should have around $520 K if my maths is right.

  157. Ferret nuts says:

    2nd year in Fantasy and The Jock Reynolds community but 1st time posting, Thought i would see what everyone's thoughts were on V1.0 of team . Ohh yeah and i play Dream Team.

    DEF: B.Goddard, B. Gibbs, B. Waters, N. Bock, B. Goodes, S. Docherty,
    (S. Colquhoun, D, Terlich)

    MID: GAJ, J. Watson, T Cotchin, S. Pendles, Dangermouse, M. Murphy, D. Mundy, B. Crouch, (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)

    RUCK: S. Jacobs, Luey, (J. Witts, D. Currie)

    FOR: D. Cox, D. Zorko, T. Varcoe, B Staker, J. Daniher, T, Menzel, (T. Lee, S. Kerridge)

    Cash: $34,200

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Awesome side mate.

      Very little I would change really.

      Bit light up forward. Fairly heavy in mids.

      If that is your plan its cool but I would lose one premium mid for a K Mitchell, M Jones or Koby Stevens. Also I would move Staker up back for Bock and that should give you some coin to get a high end fwd.

      • Ferret nuts says:

        Thanks for your input mate.
        I completely forget about Stevens, he has the potenial to be a very good player he just couldn’t break into West Coasts strong midfield.
        Yeah the Fwd line is very light but key position forwards can be inconsistent with their scoring and I’m not sure of too many Fwd/Mids which would out score a Premium Mid.
        If i was to go with that option what Prem Mid should i drop and what option should i put Fwd??

  158. Michael.E says:

    my 1st effort for the season so opinions welcomed as have NO IDEA πŸ™‚

    B-Goddard, Roberton, Broughton, Bock, Staker, J.Grimes, Terlich & Colquhoun
    $2,354,300 2-3-3
    C-J.Viney, O'Meara, K.Stevens, L.Ball, T.Cotchin, K.Hunt, J.Kennedy, Bartel, Fyfe & Zorko $3,841,000 4-3-3
    R-S.Martin, Leuenberger, S.Rowe, J.Witts $910,600 2-0-2
    F-Cloke, T.Walker, Ryder, S.Johnson, S.Lycett, S.Mayes, T.Lee &Troy Menzel
    $2,689,200 1-3-4

    have $204,900 left.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Michael.

      Great to have a new player on board.

      Not bad for a first crack. There are some gaps.

      First is that you are missing one of gazza, pendlebury or swan. You really need one of these 3. Maybe Bartel to one of these might be best. (bartel has been reducing his average over the last few years.)

      Hunt is probably moving to a tagging role and wont get great supercoach points. maybe crouch as a rookie as he will tear it up. It will free up some more cash for you to consider buddy up forward.

      Also not sure about Roberton. Maybe some one like Thurlow from Geelong to free up more cash.

      If you dont go down the buddy option, you could move Zorko up forward for say Lycett and then slot a mundy (or Shuey if you have the coin) type player in the guts.

      good luck mate.

      • Michael says:

        biggest problem I’m having is the balance of the byes & not having to many from the one side any other thoughts thx.

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          Dont stress the byes to much at this stage.

          the 'best 18' rule (new this year) and the extra trade reduces the impact of the byes a fair bit.

          If you don't know, during the byes, supercoach will only count the best 18 scores you receive regardless of line and the like. So unless you have 15 or so players in the one bye round, it really wont be as much of a problem.

    • michael says:

      take 2, so have appreciated UR feed back so far & would be interested to have feed back on the changes i've made cheers.

      out- Roberton, Broughton,Bock & Grimes
      want Grimes but not sure on his fitness

      in-Heppell, Atley, Thurlow & Docherty

      out-Cotchin, K.Hunt & Bartel
      moved Zorko to the forward

      in-A.Swallow, T.Varcoe, Ablett & S.Gibson

      rucks unchanged

      out-T.Walket, Ryder, S.Lycett

      in-Franklin, Lecras & Zorko from the centre.

      Goddard, Heppell, Atley, Staker, Colquhoun, Docherty, Thurlow & Terlich

      Viney, O'Meara, Stevens, Kennedy, L.Ball, A.Swallow, Fyfe, Ablett, T.Varcoe, S.Gibson

      S.Rowe, S.Martin, Luenberger & J.Witts

      Zorko, Cloke, T.Lee, T.Menzel, S.Mayes, S.Johnson, LeCras & Franklin

      have $373,800 left
      with the byes 10 – 11 – 9

      thx love UR work.

  159. aleye72 says:

    thx 4 the feed back, i'll keep sorting through and even try some ideas from other posts cheers.

  160. HeyMish says:

    How about this ???

    Brendon Goddard / Bryce Gibbs / Grant Birchall
    Marty Clarke (?) / Chris Yarran / Sam Docherty
    Lewis Stevenson / Dean Terlich

    Dane Swan / Gary Ablett
    Jack Redden / Luke Shuey / Nathan Fyfe
    Oliver Wines (?)/ Brad Crouch / Jaeger O'Meara
    Nathan Hrovat (?) / Jack Viney

    Aaron Sandilands (May swap with H.Mac or Kruez)/ Matthew Leuenberger
    Daniel Currie / Liam McBean (Only there for link)

    Dean Cox / Steve Johnson / Tom Rockliff
    Matthew Wright / Setanta O'hAilpin (?)/ Brent Macaffer
    Sam Kerridge (?) / Tom Lee

    I am now extremely keen on the young blue Tom Bell…! May downgrade M.Clarke and upgrade one of the rooks mids… Though Marty has had a full season and soon pre-season under his belt after two years holidaying in the Gaelic Lands. Yazz i'm going to give a go. I know he has burnt a lot of teams over the past 2 years but he did suffer the mysterious turf toe throughout the majority of last year. Carlton eased him back slowly after seeing Sandilands never regain his form after he was rushed back… Hopefully for my sake both are fully over it.

    What does everyone think?

    • footy_head says:

      – I like your forward line, although Setenta is a risk, better off going with Sam Mayes or another rookie.
      – Good rucks.
      – Midfield is too risky for my liking. I would only pick one of Redden, Shuey or Fyfe, and the other two spots go with the real premium mids.
      – I reckon you should trade Clarke to a rookie backman, and then use the cash to really bolster your premium midfielders. If you are really keen on Clarke, then use Yarran to do that. Hope this helped πŸ™‚

  161. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, G. Birchall, B. Staker, G. Broughton (D. Terlich, J. Pittard)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, A. Embley, S. Kerridge, K. Mitchell (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: S. Mumford, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, L. McBean)
    FWD: D. Cox, M. LeCras, B. Macaffer, T. Varcoe, S. Byrnes, C. Knights (J. Growden, S. Dwyer)
    CASH LEFT: $8,300

    Thought that i would look at what a team would look like with nearly all the "returning from injury or changing clubs" brigade….ie LeCras Macaffer Varcoe Byrnes Knights Luenberger Embley Pittard Broughton….I think it makes for a team with a lot of starting depth….if they all click……Ok….so tell me I'm being STUPID.

  162. footy_head says:

    B: Brendon Goddard, Bryce Gibbs, Jack Grimes, Brett Goodes, Jasper Pittard, Brent Staker (Sam Docherty, Dean Terlich)

    C: Gary Ablett, Dane Swan, Scott Pendlebury, Josh.P.Kennedy, Trent Cotchin, Koby Stevens, Ollie Wines, Brad Crouch (Jaeger O'Meara, Jack Viney)

    R: Dean Cox, Matthew Leuenberger (Brodie Grundy, Jarrod Witts)

    F: Lance Franklin, Tom Rockliff, Dustin Martin, Colin Sylvia, Travis Varcoe, Brent Macaffer (Tom Lee, Liam McBean)

  163. Nas says:

    BACK- Goddard Shaw Waters Bock L.Osbourne Terlich (Colquhoun, Goodes)

    MID- Ablett Watson Cotchin Swallow Fyfe K.Stevens K.Mitchell J.Viney ( O'meara, Crouch)

    RUCK- Roughead Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)

    FOWARD- Franklin Cox Rockliff S.Johnson Staker T.Lee (Daniher, Macaffer)

    any feedback would be much aprreciated

    • footy_head says:

      Nice team mate!! Can't really fault it at all, just make sure Bock's good to go round 1. I like your unique picks in Fyfe and Swallow. Obviously I shouldn't be commenting on rookies, but Osborne, Mitchell and Goodes are all on the rookie list, so make sure you are keeping updated with their position on their teams list. Great team though mate!! I rate it a 9/10.

      • Nas says:

        thanks buddy! i didnt know all 3 of them are on the rookie list, i may need to replace one of them, any suggestions?

  164. choppers says:

    Have taken different advice on board and came up with the following. No room for Ball in my mids though, Jimbo,sorry!

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Watts, Broughton, Stevenson, Docherty (Terlich, van Unen)

    MID: Ablett, Pendles, Kennedy, Steven, Mundy, Gibson, Crouch, O'Meara (Colquhoun, Viney)

    RUC: Ryder, Pedersen (Witts, Currie)

    FWD: Roughy, Tex, Dusty, Christensen, Varcoe, Staker (McCaffer, Kerridge)

    $24,400 left in kitty.

    I'd like to get Bock in there somewhere as long as he pulls up OK after the NAB Cup.
    Thoughts, anyone?

    • shielcc says:

      Bock may miss round 1 coz he is still yet to run so i think you may need to be patient on him. Watts is terrible get him out for Duffield if you can afford him but pretty much anyone is better than Watts. Tex is kinda a risk too, nice team though

  165. DemSydneyBoyzzz says:

    Okay heres my first attempt…

    DEF: Goddard, Malceski, Lake, Bock, Staker, Docherty, (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Kennedy JP, Cotchin, Gibbs, Parker, Clay Smith, Brad Crouch (O'Meara, Viney)

    RUCK: Sandilands, Leuenberger (Rowe, Currie)

    FWD: Rockliff, Stevie Johnson, M Robinson, Lecras, Varcoe, Kerridge, (Tom Lee, Murdoch)

    Will be aiming to add Franklin, Nic Nat and Pav into side by around week 5-6… and am aware most of my mids aint DPP's… This is my second serious season and would welcome any suggestions (or criticism for those haters)

    Go the swannies!!! Back-2-Back in 2013

    • shielcc says:

      Nice team but your backline needs work.

    • Dools says:

      Hi Mate, good team all round, but why is Gibbs in the Mids? Drop Bock me thinks and move Gibbs back there

  166. Ryan says:

    Hey, just a first crack. Let me know what you think. I have a few investment players and many rookies that will hopefully bring in the cash.

    BACKS: Goddard, Hanley, Grimes, Broughton, Bock, Staker (Colquhoun, Terlich)
    MIDS: Ablett, Murphy, Cotchin, Gaff, Rodan, Neale, Toumpas, O'meara (Viney, Crouch)
    RUCKS: Naitanui, Luenburger (Currie, Rowe)
    FWDS: Franklin, Cox, Pavlich, LeCras, Daniher, Macaffer (Kerridge, Lee)

    • choppers says:

      Not too bad, Ryan, but according to reports, Naitanui will miss the first 5-6 weeks of the comp. Might need to move Cox to R1, bring in another Prem. FWD and upgrade a cash cow to Naitanui after he's played his 1st 2 games. I think Daniher is injured too.

    • shielcc says:

      Your midfield falls off down the order, trade Neale and Rodan for Stevens and Embley. also get rid of naitanui goes he will definately miss round 1 and may be out until round 8

    • Ryan says:

      Cheers boys, didn't know about nic nat.

  167. shielcc says:

    TAKE 2
    B. Goddard [ESS] [MID] $501,300
    B. Gibbs [CARL] [MID] $473,300
    P. Duffield [FREM] $426,800
    G. Broughton [GCS] [FWD] $408,000
    D. Heppell [ESS] [MID] $439,300
    L. Stevenson [PORT] $108,500

    D. Terlich [MELB] $102,700
    B. Goodes [WB] [MID] $121,300

    G. Ablett jnr (c) [GCS] $642,500
    T. Cotchin (vc) [RICH] $570,200
    P. Dangerfield [ADEL] $525,000
    T. Rockliff [BRL] [FWD] $481,700
    L. Ball [COLL] $343,100
    A. Embley [WCE] $264,300
    B. Crouch [ADEL] $108,500
    J. O’Meara [GCS] $108,500

    J. Viney [MELB] $102,700
    S. Colqhuon [PORT] $102,700

    D. Cox [WCE] [FWD] $512,400
    M. Luenberger [BRL] $233,600

    B. Grundy [COLL] $107,200
    D. Currie [NTH] $102,700

    L. Franklin [HAW] $521,300
    S. Johnson [GEEL] [MID] $501,700
    D. Martin [RICH] [MID] $437,100
    J. Kennedy [WCE] $272,300
    T. Varcoe [COLL]
    B. Macaffer [COLL] $132,600

    B. Staker [BRL] [DEF] $132,600
    S. Rowe [CARL] [RUC] $108,500

    CASH LEFT- $12,500

    • Dools says:

      Love the back line Shielcc..Taking a punt on Ball, not sold.
      Move rockliff to Fwd line IMO and ya I will say it again D. Martin needs to convince me he is not an over payed spoilt sh1thead use coin from that trade to upgrade Ball to up and comer
      No C. Pearce??? No Shuey?? No Ziebell?

  168. shielcc says:

    Koby Stevens and Matthew Wright on the radar, thoughts??

    • choppers says:

      It looks like more money spent on the backline than the forwards and fwds normally score more than backs. I would drop Heppell for another rookie, move R'liff to fwds for Kennedy and bring in another Prem to mids. Goodes is also on Rookie list so needs to be upgraded before he gets a run.
      I like Wright but not overlykeen on Koby.

  169. Mark says:

    Nice one jumbo, I'll have a look at that.

  170. @Bails_81 says:

    Tell me what u think of this hotness..

    Thinking Russell for Pedersen or Bock if he starts round 1 or upgrading Murphy to Swan or Martin to Stevie J

    TEAM NAME: Awesome Extreme DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, N. Bock, C. Pedersen, B. Goodes, J. Pittard (S. Docherty, D. Terlich) MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, J. Watson, J. Kennedy, M. Murphy, K. Stevens, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney) RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, B. Grundy) FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, T. Varcoe, B. Macaffer (B. Staker, S. Kerridge) CASH LEFT: $80,300.

    • Dools says:

      on a melting point of Hotness! You are now on the scale….

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      gee good looking side.

      Little concerned you only have 2 premiums up back.

      Back line looks very light and might be in trouble if the rookies dont play round 1.

      • @Bails_81 says:

        Considering the backs have the highest standard deviation and average the least. No need to spend a lot cash there. I say load up on super elite mids and upgrade the backs when some form lines are established. Generally lower than there starting prices. I would have thought B.Goodes is the only one with a question mark, but the doggies still have one spot on the senior list to fill.

        See it positively smoldering =)

        Appreciate the feedback!

  171. Davidid says:

    Hi Chris and Jimbo,

    Here is my second draft SC team for your consideration:

    Def: B Goddard,S Doherty,B Ellis,N Bock,B, Gibbs,B Staker (S Tunbridge, D Terlich)
    Mid:G Ablett,D Swan,K,Stevens,P Dangerfield,A Christenson,L Shuey, B Crouch,S Savage ( B Speight,B Goodes)
    Rucks: S Mumford,M Luenberger (R Bathie, S Rowe)
    Forwards: L Franklin, S Johnson,D Petrie, G Broughton,S Byrnes,J Porplyzia (S Kerridge, D Orval)

    Cash left $ 20,500

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      looking pretty good mate.

      work in O'Meara and Viney for Speight and Goodes.

      Not sure about Savage the mid here. Embley and Ball might be better for around 300k

      • David says:

        Thanks Jimbo. Yes I agree…I was a bit unsure about Savage. Will rethink him. May try Embley. Also I will see if I can rejig Viney and O’Meara into the mid field.

    • shielcc says:

      hi david, i am chris- this is just me logged in to my account.
      A BIG IMPROVEMENT!! well done!

      Word from the Suns is that Bock is still yet to run after he broke his leg so he might miss the start of the season so downgrade him to a rookie. also, tunbridge wont get a game at west coast so get rid of him. rookies to consider up back- J. Pittard, S. Colquhoun, L. Stevenson (all from port- a shit team, so they should get games).

      Like the midfield but YOU MUST pick up Jaeger O'Meara and Jack Viney- bargains and they will probably play most games so get them in for Speight, Goodes or maybe Savage if you want to free up some cash.

      in the ruck get Daniel Currie or Brodie Grundy for Bathie. You may want to upgrade mumford if you have the cash

      Like the forward line, i think Porplyzia has reached his maximum potential so get him in for Varcoe, Also I have never heard Orval's name so get him out for tommy lee. I also suggest you get Rockliff in for Petrie.

      Thats about it!

      • David says:

        Thanks Chris for your detailed advice.Very much appreciated. I will digest it carefully and try for a 3rd version of my SC team tomorrow. I will get rid of Bock…just found out tonight (like you said) that he may not be right for Round 1. I will also move out Savage…I was not that keen on him anyway. Plus I actually feel like you do about Porplyzia maybe having reached his potential but I was going to see how he went in the NAB Cup and first few Rounds. Thanks again for your advice! David

  172. @MRB37 says:

    OK fellas, word out of the 'ol backyard is that Richard Tambling is having a sen-bloody-sational preseason and is tearing up the track. Sando was on the radio today talking him up as looking to have a ripper 2013. Keep your eyes on him during the pre-season folks, at $219,900 could make a decent B6 if you're weary of the likes of Bock or Pederson.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      good god no!

    • @Bails_81 says:

      You're gambling with Tambling πŸ˜€

      Bock and Pedersen are DPP. Also Bock is a proven SC back in recent years and Pedersen was a $450k starter last season. Both are in their respective teams, best 22. Tambling, will be delisted at seasons end.

  173. tim says:

    hey jimbo last change for a while now.
    Who should i have more in my team?
    only doin midfield and backline cause thats where the changes are
    team 1
    Def: Goddard,gibbs,grimes,broughton,terlich,colquhon,(pittard,van unen)
    $16,400 in the bank
    team 2:
    Def:goddard,gibbs,grimes,broughton,duffield,terlich,(colquhon,van unen)
    $20,300 in the bank
    which team do you like better?

    • shielcc says:

      the 2nd team by miles!

      • Tim says:

        Who would score better out of Fyfe&pittard, Mundy&jones, Fyfe&docherty and Mundy&mitchell

        • shielcc says:

          depends, i am not sure what jones or mitchell you mean as there are a lot of them. i would got fyfe ahead of mundy though

  174. Just a rough copy of my first up team :





    CASH REMAINING : $25,800

    • Karl says:

      So you’ve pretty much ignored anyone who averages over 110. Are you kidding me.
      No gaj, pendles, swan, Watson, beams, cox, sandi, Maric, Franklin, Goddard…
      Surely you have to have at least 3 of them. 2 at worst… But none… If only for the choice to make as captain… You’ll go nowhere this year

      • 2nd draft





        CASH REMAINING: $4,600

  175. Jayke says:

    DEF: Goddard, Shaw, Waters, Gibbs, Goodes, Docherty (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MID: Swan, Watson, Cotchin, Shuey, Redden, Fyfe, Lonergen, Omeara (Crouch, Viney)

    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Currie, Grundy)

    FWD: Cox, Rockliff, Martin, Byrnes, Staker, Macaffer ( Lee, Kerridge)

    This is obviously just a draft until i see form in the nab cup from all rookies and depending on injuries etc.. But would like to hope its a lock.

    What's everyone elses thoughts? Would love to hear them!

  176. Marko32 says:

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Hartlett, Brougton, Yarran, Vlastuin, (Docherty, Terlich)

    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Murphy, Lower, Crouch, O'Meara, Viney (Growden, Colquohoun)

    Ruc: Goldstien, Leuenburger (Currie, Rowe)

    Fwd: Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Byrnes, T. Menzel (Staker, Lee)

    $109,200 in the bank

    Any feedback would be great although i feel this is a pretty solid team to start the season.

  177. Matt says:

    Second attempt..

    Second go..

    Heath Shaw [COL] $541,300
    Bryce Gibbs [CAR] [MID] $509,800
    Shannon Hurn [WCE] $488,800
    Greg Broughton [GCS] [FWD] $441,900
    Brett Goodes [WBD] [MID] $128,200
    Brent Staker [BRL] [FWD] $128,000
    Dylan Van Unen [ESS] $109,500
    Dean Terlich [MEL] $109,500

    Gary Ablett [GCS] $740,500
    Dane Swan [COL] $675,300
    Brett Deledio [RIC] $624,100
    Kieren Jack [SYD] $601,400
    Luke Shuey [WCE] $553,100
    Travis Varcoe [GEE] [FWD] $268,900
    Koby Stevens [WBD] $176,600
    Brad Crouch [ADE] $115,900
    Jaeger O'Meara [GCS] $115,900
    Jack Viney [MEL] $109,500

    Todd Goldstein [NTH] $497,900
    Matthew Leuenberger [BRL] $301,100
    Sam Rowe [CAR] [FWD] $115,900
    Daniel Currie [NTH] $109,500

    Taylor Walker [ADE] $536,000
    Dayne Zorko [BRL] [MID] $535,000
    Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] $473,500
    Michael Hurley [ESS] $391,300
    Jake Stringer [WBD] $179,500
    Brent Macaffer [COL] $128,000
    Sam Kerridge [ADE] [MID] $115,900
    Tom Lee [STK] $115,900

    $62,300 in the bank.
    Hurley I have some doubts about but I'll run with him at the moment..

    • Tim says:

      Nice job 2nd attempt but where’s Franklin or Goddard?
      Also u could have Colquhoun instead of goodes in backline
      You could put varcoe in forward line instead of Hurley and maybe a ball or Embly in mid if u want to free some cash up to get Franklin or Goddard
      Hope this lead you into the right track

      • Matt says:

        I haven't included Buddy at this stage on the basis that his first 3 games see him play the Cats, Eagles & Pies.
        Only 1 score above 100 in last 5 matches against Cats.
        2 out of 5 above 100 against Eagles.
        Pies he likes playing but 1 out of 3 games isn't a good return.
        Not sure where Goddard would fit in my lineup at this stage.. I think for $$ there's better midfield options, and as a defender, well, I think Shaw has him covered.
        Really got to wait until I see where he fits in the Bombers game play.
        Hurley had an injury plagued season last year but if he can regain some of the form he showed the year before then he's value at that price.

        It's funny who people have omitted this year.. Deledio for example. It's like he has AIDS?!

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Matt.

      Looking solid. Interesting you have gone H Shaw. Good option but funnily I haven't seen that much love for him. Could be a POD.

  178. jimbotraralgon says:

    Hey guys.

    Looks like my structure will allow me to either have 4 premo defenders and 3 premo forwards or 3 def and 4 forwards.

    Which bring me to an issue. Who will score higher?

    Goddard up back or Rockliff up forward?

    • Benno says:

      Hey Jimbo,

      I think it really depends on who will get more time in the middle this year, my gut is saying Rockliff but only if he plays as a midfielder. Keep an eye on both and select who will get more middle time i think. Whats the rest of your forward and backline looking like?

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        benno…..basically I am trying to upgrade Mitchell to Fyfe to join GAJ, Pendles, Cotchin, Shuey and Mundy.

        To do this I will have to lose a premium from Def or Fwd.

        The options are Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Franklin, Roughy or Rockliff.

        I suppose the question is do you (the community) think Fyfe will outscore any of these 6?

  179. Craig says:

    Hello first time at supercoach 1st team draft any thoughts.
    Backs – Gibbs, Goddard, Broughton, Roberton, Atley, Terlich, Docherty, Stevenson.
    Mids – Ablett, Pendles, Cotchin, Fyfe, Rockliff, O' Meara, Kerridge, Colqhuon, Crouch, Viney.
    Rucks – Cox, Leuenberger, Brodie, Rowe.
    Forwards – Franklin, Chapman, Roughead, Varcoe, McCaffer, Krakouer, Staker, Lee.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hi Craig.

      Good side.

      Only feedback is a one about structure. Rockliff, kerridge, colquhuon all can play fwd or def.

      Is there benefit moving them to their other lines and then pick other mid options.

      For example. I like Rockliff so I would keep him. If you moved him up forward for say Chapman, who is the best mid I can get for that price ($535k).

      If its chappy then no need to change, but if you think, say barlow will score higher, then you can make a change.

      Suppose the point is, where you have swingmen, are they better value in their alternative positions?

  180. Tiger life. says:

    Goddard, Gibbs, Russell, Terlich, Staker, Vlastuin (Van Unen. Colquhuon)

    Cotchin, Swan, Murphy, Bartel, Ablett, Wines, Mundy, Crouch, (O'Meara, Viney)

    Cox, Leunberger (Grundy, Currie)

    Franklin, Thomas, Johnson, Breust, Varcoe, Stringer, (Atkins, Lee)

    I'm pretty well dead set happy with my Forward and Ruck. Just want some options on downgrading one of my premium midfielders to a rookie, and upgrading Vlastuin to Grimes? Opinions?

    • choppers says:

      I'd get rid of Bartel and Wines and bring in someone like Mitchell, Kerridge or maybe even Dwyer. Wines is too dear at 169K IMO. Then get rid of Vlastuin and you should have over 600k for your Prem DEF and 5 Prems in midfield.

    • Jayke says:

      if i were you i would get rid of Daisy in the forward line as he is still in a moonboot and put Bartel from your midfield into your forward line to replace daisy then chuck K Mitchell in your midfield which should give you about $400k to upgrade Vlastuin to a premium defender. my own opinion, i wouldnt be upgrading Vlastuin, i would leave him and upgrade Van unen to one of either P. Hanley or P.Duffield. hope this helps.

      • Tiger life. says:

        Cheers fellas. Completely forgot about Daisy's moonboot! Whose this Kane Mitchell guy I've been hearing about? He's slipped under my radar.

        P.Hanley or Duffield? hmm.. Grimes should get more midfield game time at Melbourne this year, going to be one of the highest scoring defenders I reckon! I'll have a think about it.

        • Tiger life. says:

          Wines worth the keep in the midfield?

          • choppers says:

            No. IMO he won't score any higher than Crouch,O'Meara or Viney and he's 40-50K dearer. If you need the cash, bring in another rookie, maybe Tom Mitchell/Taggert/Dwyer or like, and use the diff to upgrade Thomas.

  181. Benno says:

    Hi All,

    3rd go at making a side. I've made a few changes, and rookie's will change before lockout after i've seen a bit more in the NAB and preseason. Would love get some feedback. Thanks

    Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Terlich, Colquohoun
    (Van Unen, Docherty)

    Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Fyfe, Mundy, Crouch, Viney, O'Meara
    (Kerridge, Dwyer)

    Sandliands, Luenberger
    (McBean, Currie)

    Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Johnson, Martin, Staker
    (Lee, Murdoch)

    Cash Left: $300

  182. Matt says:

    All NAB dependant of course.
    Brendon Goddard, Bryce Gibbs, Dyson Heppell, Nick Vlastuin Jasper Pittard, Sam Docherty, Dylan Van Unen, Dean Terlich

    Gary Ablett, Jobe Watson
    Patrick Dangerfield
    Trent Cotchin, Luke Shuey, Nathan Fyfe, Brad Crouch, Jaeger O'Meara, Nathan Hrovat, Jack Viney

    Dean Cox, Matthew Leuenberger, Jarrod Witts, Daniel Currie

    Lance Franklin, Luke Breust, Greg Broughton, Travis Cloke, Travis Varcoe Brent Staker, Sam Kerridge, Tom Lee

  183. Radar says:

    Ok this is a pretty random first crack but its a start. Went with a real flexabity key. Also going in with and 4&4 prem/rookes in the mids

    Love any feedback


    H.Shaw B.Waters H.Scotland (mid) B.Gibbs(mid) N.Bock (fwd) B.Goodes (mid)

    S.Docherty D.Terlich


    D.Swan S.Pendlebury T.Cotchin H.Bennel B.Crouch T.Viney J.O’Meara T.Mitchell S.Kerridge (fwd) S.Colquhoun


    T.Goldstein M.Luenberger

    S.Rowe (fwd) M.Daw


    L.Franklin J.Roughead (ruc) D.Martin (mid) L.Bruest G.Broughton (bac) J.Daniher T.Menzel T.Garner

    Obviously my other concern being 3 hawks in the fwd line


  184. Jason says:

    1st pass any thoughts?

    Def: Shaw, Gibbs Hanley Broughton, Docherty, Terlich (B Goodes, Curran)
    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, JPKennedy, Cotchin, Mundy, Varcoe, Crouch, O'Meara (Colquhoun, Viney)
    Ruc: Cox, Leuenberger (Grundy, Currie)
    Fwd: Roughead, Walker, Rockliff, LeCras, Menzel, Kerridge (Staker, Lee)

    Cash left $66k

    • dools says:

      Excwllent balance Jason, I m not sold on Shaw but over all at this stage of the campagine your 1st pass is IMO outstanding and you have some coin in da bank… Well done mate.
      I hate ti end on a negitive but it's not really..Menzel is he up and about?

  185. Nas says:

    This is my 2nd shot at a team-

    Back- Goddard H.Shaw B.Waters D.Heppel D.Terlich L.Osbourne (Colquhoun, Stevenson)

    Mid- Ablett Watson Cotchin Swallow Fyfe K.Stevens K.Mitchell J. O'Meara
    (J.Viney Crouch)

    Ruck- Goldstein Leuenberger ( Witts D.Currie)

    FWD- L.Franklin D.Cox T.Rockliff D.Martin B.Staker T.Lee
    (S.Kerridge, Macaffer)

    Any feedback and suggestions would be much appreciated

    • dools says:

      Q. where is Varcoe Nas? and how much coin left in the Kick (Kitty) IMO lose Shaw. Nice FCwd line except for Dusty!!! I will say it again and again I Don't trust him either on or off field…….Pick for later Rnds Dusty if he proves himself

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        Its funny Dools that Shaw has become a little less Supercoach relevant this year.

        Normally first or second picked up back but the community seems to have gone cold on him this year. Havent seen that many sides with him this year.

        • dools says:

          Hii Jimbo; Shaw is great but I think too many pie boys can stop play in the backline. Now having said all that with the return of Ball by maybe rnd 4/6 his price will decrease and once (if Ball plays) he may increase but by then I have 2 rounds to pick this cherry cheaply….Dusty is another that will be cheap IF he can score with the Cotchins Delids Tuck etc etc etc penty of time for him later in the year me thinks . Anywho thats my take ..

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Nas.

      Agree with Dools on Shaw…maybe Gibbs or Duffman instead.

      but I disagree on Dusty….I think (or hope?) that he will settle down into a quality fwd who will be in the top 6 forwards by year end.

  186. Nas says:

    im scared that varcoe will be utilised as a sub which will limit his scores! yeh youre right dustin martins supercoach scores are bi-polar, ill probably switch him for big roughy.

    • dools says:

      Nas ..Put Varcoe in he is ready to go and with DPP put him in FWD line to much scoring potental in my mind to pass up at the coin!
      Roughy will make or break, but good choice matey.

  187. David says:

    Hi Chris and Jimbo here is my 3rd SC draft … let me know what you thnk?

    Defs:B Goddard,B Gibbs,K Hardingham, B Ellis,A Silvangi,S Docherty,(S Tunbridge, D Terlich)
    Mids:G Ablett, D Swan, P Dangerfield,L Shuey,A Embley, N Fyfe, L Parker,K Stevens (J O'Meara, J Viney)
    Rucks: S Mumford, M Leuenberger(D Currie, B Brodie)
    Fwds: L Franklin,G Broughton, T Hawkins,S Byrnes,T Vickery,N Wilson (T Llee, S Kerridge) Cash left $37,500

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Ahhh David….you will be up to version 15 before long like myself.

      Looking alot more solid.

      couple of comments (as always).

      Silvangi will probably play a lock down role up back so may not be a strong points scorer. Consider Staker and pocket $120K.

      Embley is a star but is coming back from a serious injury and is 32 (ish). Maybe a candidate for the vest in the first 4 or so games. On Jock's recommendation, I suggest Moloney instead.

      Vickery is a very speculative pick. Who know's what he will dish up. Suggest Varcoe instead. You should right with the cash.

      Last one, Mayes may be a better option forward than Wilson.

      Hope I am helping not making things worse πŸ˜‰

      • shielcc says:

        hey there

        silvani is suspended for the start of the year + he probably wont get many games at freo so he should be out. definitely get rid of tunbridge.

        Vickery, Hawkins, Wilson, Parker, Hardingham are all debatable picks.

        apart from that, good!!

        • David says:

          Thanks for taking the time to read my new SC version. I will digest your suggestions and come up with "another" SC version tomorrw!

      • David says:

        Hi Jimbo Excellent advice again!! I shall consider what you have suggested in detail tomorrow morning and make the necesary adjustments to SC version 4!! I apppreciate your wide ranging advice and perspectives!!

  188. Kermit the frog says:

    G'day community, here's my team.
    Def- shaw,gibbs,hanleyheppel,staker

  189. Hounddogs says:

    My first crack at 2013


    Atley, Bock, Docherty, Pittard, Van Unen, Colquhoun (Bench), Staker, Terlich (Bench)


    Ablett, Sloane, Swan, Watson, Kennedy, Viney (Bench), Greene, Stevens (bench), O'Meara, Goddard,


    Ryder, Leuenberger, Witts, Currie with a Close eye on Vardy.


    Franklin, Cox, Pavlich, Zorko, Lee, Kerridge (Bench), Cameron (Bench), Rowe

    Leaves me $2k in the kitty. Most of the CBD is a lock, my expectation is that both Sloane and Greene will go up another step and O'Meara is a no-brainer. No doubt most of the rookies in defence won't get a game but I will try to follow through on a plan to start the year stacking the guts and attack.

    I would be grateful if the SC Gods could pass an eye over and letting me know your thoughts.

    Cheers, and all the very best to everyone for 2013


    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hey fella.

      back line looks light. suggest moving Goddard up back for Pittard and get Crouch into the mids…..the boy will play round 1 by all accounts.

      would also recommend getting varcoe in up forward. …..hmmm somehow….

      • Hounddogs says:

        Jimbo!!! That is a great suggestion and I''ve made the move. Thanks my man

    • David says:

      Interesting first draft… but I feel Bock and Staker are too risky due to their significant injuries in 2012. i would look for alternatives. you have a very solid mid field!

      A very interesting Forward line with Franklin, Cox and Pavlich. But Cox I feel is too pricey and he is getting old….well that is what everyone says each year.
      Pavlich is still recovering from back surgery and may only get to play one NAB cup match. Not a great pre-season for him!

      • Hounddogs says:

        G'day David

        Great feedback, thank you. I'm going to follow Jimbo's advice and move Crouch into the forward line and BJ back into defence. I'll hang with both Staker and Bock for their potential, but I've listened closely and it will be in the back of my mind. Pav will be back, better than ever!! Lock him in



  190. jimbotraralgon says:

    Hi guys.

    Jock you cool little cucumber. You are getting in my head with talk of Atley and Moloney in your mid price review. Now you have me changing my 'settled' side.

    So would I be better keeping Goddard, Shuey, Mayes, K Mitchell combo

    OR trade them in for……….

    Atley, Moloney, Fyfe, MacCaffer.

    It doesnt sit well with me making 4 changes to facilitate getting two players.

    • dools says:

      He is in your head and mine …No sweeping changes for me ,Macarfferis no starter in the Pie side I think???
      And why would you start the year with Question marks over Fyfe…! 1 st bump on the shoulder will speak volumes…round 2 or 3 pick if he plays and the NAB will indicate if he is Green or red shirt stuff….

  191. jimbotraralgon says:

    Hi guys.

    reading an article over at Jay To's website (2011 winner) and he has an interesting theory which he calls 'the floating donut'.

    Ideally you have 2.

    The idea is that you intentionally pick two players that you know will not play this year and cost the rock bottom price.

    By having this guaranteed donut, you can better take advantage of the captain's loophole and well as the Emergency loophole.

    (emergency loophole is where you nominate on of your cash cow that is playing early in the weekend. If he plays well, then you put the floating donut on the ground, if not, the other bench player is moved onto the ground.)

    What do people think? Is Jay To on a winning strategy?

  192. Kev says:

    Thoughts on this draft team Jock and Higgo?

    DEF: B.Goddard, B.Gibbs, S.Fisher, G.Broughton, L.Osborne, J,Thurlow
    (S.Colquhoun, D.Terlich)
    MIDS: S.Pendlebury, J.Watson, J.Kennedy, D.Mundy, M.Robinson, J.Gysberts, N.Vlastuin, B.Crouch
    (N.Hrovat, J.Viney)
    RUCK: P.Ryder, S.Mumford
    (B.Grundy, D.Currie)
    FWD: L.Franklin, T.Rockliff, S.Johnson, N.Bock, S.Byrnes, S.Mayes
    (B.Staker, T.Lee)
    Remaining Salary $28,600

  193. Knyvett says:

    Ok, Here is my first attempt at a team this year. Can I get some feedback on potential improvements.

    BACKS: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Bock, Staker (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MIDS: Ablett, Murphy, Cotchin, Gaff ,Mundy, Toumpas, Mitchell, O'meara (Viney, Crouch)

    RUCKS: Cox, Luenburger (Currie, Rowe)

    FWDS: Franklin,Pavlich, Rockliff, LeCras, Daniher, Macaffer (Kerridge, Lee)

    • Ryan says:

      Forgot to say $55,800 remaining.

    • Max says:

      In our backline seriously consider heppell and also stevenson and thurlow in your rookie depo, not sure on bock.
      Midfield looks good but you have to fit K.Stevens in there some how.
      In your rucks maybe look at a cheaper prospect like mcintosh, goldstein or griffin which allows you to upgrade on daniher to varcoe!
      Solid forwards and a great first attempt!

  194. MattYappa11 says:

    Here's my first crack, gone with the stragety to start with a great midfield.

    Back: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, D. Heppell, G. Broughton, N. Vlastuin, S. Docherty ( D. Terlich, S. Colquhoun )

    Mid: G. Ablett, D. Swan, S.Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, R. Sloane, D. Mundy, J. O' Meara, J. Viney ( B. Crouch, T. Mitchell )

    Ruck: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenburger ( B. Grundy, D. Currie )

    Fwd: L. Franklin, T. Rockliff, M. Lecras, T. Varcoe, J. Daniher, T. Menzel ( T. Lee, B. Staker )

    Also having a weaker forward that will hopefully develop into a premium one.


  195. Max says:

    Would love some feedback any upgrades or downgrades i should consider. Maybe a sideways swap?

    Backs- Gibbs D.Pearce Heppell S.Atley Thurlow Stevenson Colquhoun Terlich

    Mids- Ablett Pendlebury J.Kennedy Murphy Mundy C.Beams K.Stevens Crouch O’meara Viney

    Rucks- Leuenberger or Mcintosh leuenberger or vardy Grundy Currie

    Fwds- Franklin Roughead Rockliff LeCras Varcoe Macaffe or menzel Kerridge Lee

    $23,400 with Leuenberger, Goldstein and Menzel

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hi Max.

      Structurely this side looks about right so its only down to personal choice for a given role.

      personally I like Duffield up back.

      Mids look about right, just a question of C Beams for me. Jock is recommending Moloney which is about the same price as Beams. Just depends on who you think will break out.

      In ruck you really need Berger at R2. Pretty much eveyone is doing it so you will start behind if you don't.

      • Max says:

        Thanks for the feedback, only problem for getting moloney is that i have pretty much run out of cash and if i think of getting duffield then i need to downgrade someond. Duffield an Pearce is a tough one but i think pearce will relish the chances he gets at freo playing between the flanks.

        Your right about leuenberger im thinking of going Leuenberger Vardy Pederson Grundy. Pederson will play Vardy has the Fwd/Ruck role for geelong ceiled pretty much with pods down back which means im taking a massive risk hoping bergs can be my premium scoring 110+

  196. Warren says:

    DEF – Goddard, Gibbs, Heppel, Broughton, B.Goodes, Bock, (Colquhoun, Terlich)
    MID – Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Shuey, Fyfe, Martin, S.Mayes, B.Crouch,(O'Meara, Viney)
    RUC – Goldstein, Leuenberger, (Daw, Grundy)
    FWD – Franklin, Rockliff, Lecras, Varcoe, Kerridge, (Menzel, Lee, Staker)

    Tossing up about the midfield, whether to take a punt on Dusty or change him out for Ball and use the extra $$ an upgrade one of the others. Thoughts?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Personally I like dusty's chances this year. Saying that, there are plenty that would disagree……..follow your gut on that one.

      B Goodes is currently on the rookie list so needs to get an elevation to the main list before he can play. I dont know if Bulldogs have a space left or whether goodes will need a long term injury first.

      For that reason I have left Goodes out.

      In your case, IMO I would move Staker up back for Goodes, then Martin to the forward line and then look at another midfield rookie. Koby Stevens if you have the coin. If it M Jones for Melbourne is only 109k and should play round 1.

  197. Max says:

    Which combination:
    1. broughton (def) Varcoe (Mid) Martin (Fwd)
    2. Duffield (def) Moloney (mid) Harper (fwd)
    3. D.Pearce (def) C.Beams (mid) Varcoe (fwd)

    You can combine players in different combinations aswell.

  198. Nas says:

    Which combination-
    Steve Johnson and Shannon Byrnes
    Dustin Martin and Travis Varcoe

    any other combination suggestions are welcomed

  199. HeyMish says:

    Pretty sure my pre-nab team is pretty solid…. Thanks for everyone's input.
    I have been working on a completely different system and have come up with this:
    (No Ablett/Swan/Goddard/Cox/Franklin)
    Danny Stanley? / Bryce Gibbs / Dyson Heppell
    Paul Duffield / Brian Lake? / Sam Docherty
    (Campbell Heath? // Dean Terlich)
    Scott Pendlebury / Brett Deledio?
    Marc Murphy / Scott Selwood?
    Nathan Fyfe / Koby Stevens?
    Oliver Wines / Brad Crouch
    (Jaeger O'Meara // Jack Viney)
    Aaron Sandilands? / Matthew Leuenberger
    (Daniel Currie // Liam McBean)
    Tom Rockliff / Matthew Wright / Andrew Walker
    Allen Christensen / Mark LeCras? / Brent Macaffer?
    (Viv Michie // Tom Lee )
    Comments and thoughts on this team and highlighted (?) players would be great. Should I change Stanley/Yarran and Lecras/Franklin or perhaps Lecras/Cox to bolster the FWDS?

    • Boydo says:

      No Ablett and cox will mean you could miss out on big points early on ablett the best doubled because if you have him his always capt and cox will score big for the fast half of the season without Nic nat and he will not come straight back in as no1 Rick straight away. Alot of arguents for Goddard and swan and co as well sure you have factored all this in, good luck.

    • Chris says:

      Big risk without some of those guns I think.

    • dools says:

      WOW HeyMish , When I said previosly you like to Punt…. Well I 'm not wrong with so many players with ?mrks on them you could be a SC Genius equal to the Great Peter Higginbottom…But I'm sure Higgo has got at least GAJ and IMO with Nic Nat out for the first few rounds Cox is on a gravey train mate.
      i think Delids is solid,Selwood has hugh potential, Sandilands is over turf toe Lecras is a good inclusion for the coin, Not sold on Walker but on a very positve finish No D. Martin, Oh and I nearly forgot Stevens I think this is a good pick for the upside potential

      NO GAJ . However I applaude the testicular fortitude and I like the team

  200. hamish says:

    TEAM NAME: hamish’s team
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Hanley, G. Broughton, J. Pittard, J. Thurlow (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, S. Pendlebury, B. Stanton, O. Wines, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, N. Vardy (S. Rowe, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, S. Johnson, T. Varcoe, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $19,800

    This will probably be my final team until NAB cup.
    I really like Hanley in the backline and think he will get a bit of midfield time this year aswell.
    If Leuenberger is fit round 1 this is the ruck combo i will go with, i am confident they will both play and rise in price quickly.
    Still not sure on Varcoe he could change to any mid price forward after NAB and all rookies will still change.
    What are your thoughts?

    • Boydo says:

      Great team Stanton and to a lesser extent Stevey J will be pretty inconsistant and others may be better options but just IMO? Vardy will work only if McIntosh gets injuries which is highly likely lol.

      Overall I like it very solid

    • aleye72 says:

      like most of UR team
      stanton lost me half way through last season
      & Rocky IMO is inconsistant.
      & depends how Vardy goes as well???

  201. Ck says:

    Okie dokie… First team up. Whatcha all think.?

    Defence: Goddard Hurn J.grimes. S dempster Plowman. Goodes
    (Subs: n wright, t clurey)

    Midfield: ablett. Swan. T cotchin. B Gibbs. L ball. T varcoe. J toumpus. O wines
    (Subs: o'meara and viney)

    Rucks: cox. Leuenburger
    (Subs: c Sinclair. L mc bean)

    Forwards: franklin. Rockcliff. Martin. Broughton. J stringer. S Mayes.
    (Subs: j daniher. M shaw. )

    • Ckay says:

      14k left. Still contemplating on the rookies on my list.
      Don't know why not many people don't have hurn, grimes or dempster in the back. Solid performers in my view

    • aleye72 says:

      loved the look of J.Stringer on Draft night very impressive,
      not sold on Rocky or Dusty with consistency,
      I heard Grimes got an injury but i'll have him if he's right to go rd.1,
      but UR team looks ok.

  202. Thegillpickers says:

    BACKS , Goddard Brendon ,Burgoyne Shaun .Dixon Charlie,Ellis Brandon,
    Talia Daniel,Guthrie Cameron,Terlich Dean,Colquhoun Sam.

    MIDS, Dangerfield Patrick,Ablett Gary,Ebert Brad,de Boer matthew,ZorkoDayne,Ziebell Jack,Bird Craig,Crouch Brad,Viney Jack ,Lonergan Jesse.

    RUCKS,Graham, Angus
    Leuenberger, Matthew
    Gorringe, Daniel
    Currie, Daniel
    FORWARDS,Walker, Taylor
    Mayne, Chris
    Gunston, Jack
    Milera, Terry
    Dawes, Chris
    Patton, Jonathon
    Menzel, Troy
    Lee, Tom

    $83,900 remaining

  203. Boydo says:

    To be fair to HeyMish here is my team for him/her and others to comment:

    Goddard, Gibbs, Brown, Goodes, Pittard, Docherty, Terlich, Coliqhoun

    Ablett, Swan, Pendles, Selwood, Cotchin, Mundy, Hannebery, Couch, O’Meara, Viney.

    Mumford, Luey, Witts, Currie.

    Cox, Rockliff, Goodes, Martin, Stringer, Staker, Lee, Kerridge

    Midfield stacked have considered swapping Hannebery to Hartlet/Hanley but I think Hannebery will score better and probably increase in value quicker with swans early draw. Also keeping eye on A Goodes fitness I would like one or two good hit outs for him prior to round 1. What do you guys think of my side? Love to know if you think I should take Hanley or Hartlett option?

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      I like the option u suggested….defence seems very weak….and the mids a little too strong not allowing for enough rookies to Moo

    • Boydo says:

      Hartlett or Hanley would be third defender and Lonergan or Mitchell etc would replace Hannebery in mids. Would be a more balanced side but Hannebery likely to out score both for a few dollars less in mid. Please vote “stacked” (mid) or “balanced” (3rd prem def) Love to know your thoughts.

      • BubbaNo1 says:

        yes Hanneberry will likely score more….but u are relying on 4 out of Brown Goodes Pittard Docherty Terlich Colquhoun getting a game week in and week out till u can get some coin to send some urgently needed reinforcements down there…u only need one week where 3 of those are rested and not picked to loose the 20 or 30 points u gained from Hannaberry….just my opinion….see my team just posted….I have gone totally the other way

    • @Bails_81 says:

      I'd loose A.Goodes asap still hasn't returned to full training. Stringer suffered a severe broken leg last year and I've never seen anyone smash it after one of those (Barlow)

      Everything else is top shelf

  204. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, P. Duffield, H. Hartlett, J. Grimes (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, J. Redden, B. Moloney, L. Ball, A. Embley, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (J. Viney, S. Dwyer)

    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, L. McBean)

    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Clark, T. Varcoe, B. Macaffer, B. Staker (B. Dick, S. Kerridge)

    CASH LEFT: $2,300

    As the team name suggests this is a team designed to "bat deep" especially in defence. A team to hit the road running and hoping that Ball Embley Maloney Staker and Varcoe will make quick coin in order to get this team quickly upgraded….defence and maybe even Ruck need No upgrades….will wait to see which forwards are tearing it up (to me it has always been harder to predict who will step up)…Defence, tho scores less than forwards is easier to pick imho. You need some experience and body strength to play back and be able to read the play….so the top defenders are always slightly older and more predictable…..its why a rookie gets thrown onto a half forward flank to begin their career….so the upshot is i have picked my full defensive finishing 6 at the start.

    • BubbaNo1 says:

      to continue my defensive theory….i'm sick of trying to decide which Port rookie will make the cut. I'm sick of trying to work out what Malthouse will do with Yarran. Of waiting to see if Bock is fit for rd1. Of whether Goodes will be upgraded, or whether Broughton will be Broughton or whether Heppell gets midfield time or which of 5 or 6 relatively unknown rookies gets picked for rd 1 …..hands up who had Yagmoor early last year….I did and took me half the season to loose him….of whether we get Lake version 2012 or version 2011…or whether I spend big coin on a couple of clapped out Carlton rejects Thornton/Russell…of whether Atley will break our or waters breakdown…..SO….my defence is set and forget….lock stock and barrel…saying that my next team will probably have …Waters, Broughton Bock Lake Pittard Colquhoun, Stevenson Heath….LOL

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        Bubba…… are up for a long year if you are already frustrated with the backline. πŸ˜‰

  205. tim says:

    who should i have more in my team?
    grimes or duffield

  206. andy says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, P. Hanley, G. Broughton, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, J. Kennedy, D. Mundy, K. Stevens, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, L. McBean)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, J. Roughead, T. Rockliff, B. Staker, N. Hayes (T. Lee, S. Dwyer)
    CASH LEFT: $13,100

    Struggle like everyone else to find some decent foward rookies… any suggestions

    • Tim says:

      You forgot Sam kerridge as a rookie for the forward line and also Murdoch .
      Your midfield is pretty weak because of how many rookies you have in there
      Hope this put you onto the track

    • @TrennoDT says:

      Real problem area this year. I agree Kerridge might be worth a look.

  207. Paddles says:

    OK so here is my second crack plenty of due position players in the frey.

    Goddard, Hartlett, Newman, Ellis, Heppell, Terlich, Vlastuin, Goodes

    Ablett, Jack, Watson, Fyfe, Mundy, O'meara, Viney, Kerridge, Colquhoun

    Leuen, Mumford, Mcbean Grundy

    Cocks, Zorko, Martin, Rockliff, Varcoe, Staker, Menzel, Lee

    74K remaining

    • @TrennoDT says:

      Wow, Leuen and Mumford. You have balls my friend. This could be make or break.
      I think Mumford is a better selection than Goldstien.
      Newman, Ellis, Heppell … Hmmmm. Maybe rethink that. Look at trying two rookies (lots of backline options this year) and adding a premium. Might free up even more cash.
      Apart from that, good looking team.

  208. (**) ^& says:

    everyones going for gibbs id much rather the consistincy of heath shaw

  209. Ryan says:

    I tweaked my first attempt a little and have come up with this line up.

    BACKS: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Broughton, Docherty, Staker (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MIDS: Ablett, Murphy, Cotchin, Gaff ,Mundy, Toumpas, Stevens, O'meara (Viney, Crouch)

    RUCKS: Cox, Luenburger (Currie, Rowe)

    FWDS: Franklin, Pavlich, Rockliff, LeCras, Varcoe, Macaffer (Kerridge, Lee)

    $72,500 spare cash

    Thoughts? any suggestions for uses of the cash, or players that I have missed?

    • @TrennoDT says:

      Nice team, similar to mine. See further down.
      Rowe? Probably wont play much. Look at Gawn, Daw or even Grundy and Witts.
      LeCras, Varcoe, Macaffer. Brave man. Little too much risk vs reward there for me but, fortune favors the brave.

    • aleye72 says:

      agree with trenno but Gawn is out injured again for a while & i'm unsure on Rocky's consistency.

  210. Tim says:

    Hey community this is probably V4 or 5 of my side so any thoughts and advice would be appreciated

    Def: Goddard, duffman, Gibbs, broughton, terlich, colquhoun, (Stevenson,van unen)

    Mid: GAJ, pendles, Cotchin, Murphy, mundy, fyfe, viney, omeara, (crouch, jones)

    Ruck: Goldstein, leuenberger, (currie, Rowe)

    Fwd: Franklin, cox, rockliff, varcoe, kerridge, lee, (staker, Murdoch)

    $4,200 in the bank

    Not sure if I should have more in the bank or I should use it all up

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hi Tim.

      This side is actually very close to my side with Cox-Roughy, Murphy-Shuey and the rookies the differences.

      Naturally, its perfect πŸ˜‰

    • David says:

      Pretty damn impressive team Tim!!! I am up to V4 myself and geting closer to the "perfect" team.

  211. Kane says:

    L. Shuey and D. Van Unen or

    G. Broughton and K. Stevens?

  212. jimbotraralgon says:

    Hi Paddles.

    Not a fan of Newman, dont think he gets enough of the ball for the cash.

    otherwise not too bad….dont forget Goodes is on the rookie list.

  213. jimbotraralgon says:

    Is it worth having buddy as a walk up start.

    I have him at the moment but I am worried he is a slow starter and plays much better in the second half of the year. (last year first 5 games averaged 102, in the last 11 games he averaged 121).

    If memory serves it was the same in 2011?

    If I turn buddy into say, Breust I can turn Shuey into an uber premium (thinking Swann).

    So, would he a better upgrade target round 5 (ish).

    • @TrennoDT says:

      Swan … Franklin. Hmmmm, if you can't fit both go for Swan. He won't come down in price as much during the season I don't think. But try to fit both if you can otherwise when Buddy kicks 15 and you opponent has him, you will be wishing you did too.

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        its more about the combo I suppose Trenno.

        Franklin gives me Shuey in the mid.

        Swann = Breust

        really depends if Breust is up for a break out year. what do you think anyone.

    • @MRB37 says:

      I currently don't have him in my side. One plan I have been stewing is to have Roughie as my Hawk FWD then to swing him into my rucks when I trade Franklin in mid-year.

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        I have roughy in the forward and will shift him when if mummy bombs….

        so I could follow that same logic. good nugget of information to chew on.

        • David says:

          Buddy is definitely a lock in Fwd line. Not that convinced about Roughy's consistency. Mummy won't bomb!

  214. @TrennoDT says:

    Okay, I think I finally have settled on a lineup to start the SuperCoach season.
    Thanks Higgo for the Analysis Tool.
    Rookies could chop and change depending on NAB cup and round 1 selections.

    Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Pittard, Goodes, Terlich, (Colquhoun, Docherty)

    Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Boyd, Ball, Viney, O'Meara, (Lonergan, Crouch)

    Cox, Leuenberger, (Gawn, Currie)

    Franklin, Rockliff, Johnson, Martin, Daniher, Staker, (Kerridge, Lee)

    Remaining Salary Cap $51,900.

    Like to leave a bit in the bank for flexibility and upgrade targets. is 51k too much?

    Pretty much all the rookies are still up in the air, bar possibly Terlich, O'Meara, Crouch and Viney. LOCKS.

    Gone for Premiums (keepers) or rookies or mid prices that could be keepers.
    No room for mid prices who may or may not become keepers.

    I have sacrificed backline depth for a beefy midfield because at this stage I can see the most money can be made in the backline. Already couldn't fit in Osborne GCS, Thurlow GEE, Heath PTA, Van Unen ESS, and Stevenson PTA, who could all see a decent amount of game time this year. Plus can always swing Staker back.

    If my rookie backline holds up, one of my first upgrade targets will be a premium RUC/FWD (Ryder, Roughhead or Nic Nat if he's back).
    I did toy with starting with one of those blokes in place of Dustin Martin, but yet again, I am backing Martin to become a premium choice. And he isn't as expensive.

    I have Luke Ball in the mids at this stage, but if he's not ready round one, or looks slower and older than usual, Embely and Varcoe are waiting in the wings.
    This is my only mid price risk that may not be a keeper but, with the extra midfield spaces this year, I think it's worth a punt on at least one of those guys.

    Always the hardest selections are the rookie rucks.
    Gone for Currie NTH ahead of Daw NTH at this stage. Currie is big mature and, with Big Mac moving to Geelong, seems to be second ruck choice only to Goldy.
    Similar story with Gawn, big mature and only behind an aging Jamar.
    Little interest in the very talanted backup Collingwood ruckmen (Witts and Grundy) because with the Q-Stick coming on board I don't think there will be much room behind he and Jolly for another big. But I could be wrong.
    No interest in Rowe or McBean. Even though DPP, don't think they will play much.
    McBean may see late season game time but Rowe is behind Kreuzer, Warnock and Hampson at Carlton. Stay away!
    Cox and Leuenberger combo to start the season, no brainier.

    Over to you folks.
    Please let me know what you think.
    Feedback much appreciated, thanks!

    • Blue Baggers 13 says:

      10/10 Brillant on the money minimum risk with mid price players is a key they can hurt you to much but they can also be gift if you can pick the right one i think embley would be a better selection then ball he is a proven supercoah player who if fit wont let you down . Dustin martin not sold on this bloke yet i like the way he goes about his game but inconsistent for his price last year which hurt alot of teams i would like to see him step it up this year capable of monster scores if he can finaly your rookies i know may change a little but as far as structure goes spot on mate good work

      • @TrennoDT says:

        Thanks for your comment. I will be watching Martin the the NAB.
        Have a couple of scenarios to decide on;
        Andrew Embley and Dustin Martin (as a FWD) with $70,100 or
        Travis Varcoe (as a MID) and Jarryd Roughead (as a FWD) with $3,500 or
        Travis Varcoe (as a MID) and Dustin Martin (as a FWD) with $84,800

    • aleye72 says:

      looks pretty good but i'm insure about consistency of Rocky & Dusty, Gawn is out injured again. I like Roughy & Varcoe option at this stage

  215. Kano says:

    4th draft. Thoughts? Going for a strong start. $3700 left

    Def: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, J Thurlow, S Docherty, D Van Unen , D Terlich, S Colquhoun

    Mids: G Ablett, S Pendelbury, J Watson, J Kennedy, B Deledio, L Shuey, K Mitchell B Crouch, J O'Meara, J Viney

    Ruck: T Goldstein, M Leuenberger, B Grundy, D Currie

    For: L Franklin, D Cox, M Robinson, T Varcoe, J Stringer, B Staker, B Macaffer, T Lee

    • Karl says:

      pretty decent mate…
      massive mids, but i like it.
      if anything just short a touch in the defenders…
      itll all come down to rookies, cos you could move staker back and pick another fwd rookie if a good one turns up in the NAB cup.

  216. JP1 says:

    Hi all, Here's my first draft… any thoughts?

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Pedersen, Broughton, R. Shaw, Staker (B. Goods, Terlich)

    MID: Swan, Rockliff, Dangerfield, Fyfe, Ball, Varcoe, Viney, B. Crouch, (Colquhoun, O'Meara)

    RUC: Cox, Leuenberger, (Currie, Witts)

    FOR: Chapman, Martin, Walker (Tex), J. Roughead, Bock, Jenkins (Lee, Kerridge)

    • Nas says:

      get rid of chappy, hes too old. Also, tex and jenkins in the same team is very risky, id replace jenkins with hurley or varcoe.

      other than that , solid team mate

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Wow JP

      Rhys Shaw…..haven't heard that name this year. He was very inconsistent last year. Could put out a couple of 100+ scores but served up his share of 60's.

    • aleye72 says:

      well i'm not sure about Pedersen, Shaw or consistency of Rocky or Dusty & question marks on when Bock will start.
      but looks an ok team.

  217. Nas says:

    This is my 3rd crack, any suggestions are welcomed

    BACK- Goddard Gibbs Birchall Bock L.Osbourne D.Terlich
    (Colquhoun, Stevenson)

    MID- Ablett Watson Cotchin A.Swallow Fyfe K.Stevens K.mitchell J.Viney
    ( O'Meara Couch)

    Ruck- Roughhead Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)

    FOWARD- Franklin Cox Rockliff D.Martin T.Varcoe B.Staker (Macaffer, T.Lee)

  218. Peter Mood says:

    DEF; Gibbs (CAR), Heppel (ESS), Hartlett (PA), Johannisen (WB), Bock (GCS), Murdoch (GEE), (Terlich (MELB) and Colquhoun (PA))

    MID: Ablett(GCS), Wellingham (WCE) , JP Kennedy (SYD), Jack(SYD), Zorko (BL), Ball (COLL), Lower(WB), Mayes (BL) (Crouch (ADE), and O'Meara (GCS))

    RUCK: Ryder (ESS), Mumford (SYD) ( Derickx (RICH) and Rowe (CAR))

    FWD: Wright (ADE), Martin (RICH), Gray (PA), Winderlich (ESS), Staker (BL) Williams (WB), ( Lee (STK) and Kerridge (ADE)

    left over lolly = $9000

    • JP1 says:

      I think the real Question marks in this team are a weak forward line, "Rupert" (GEE) in defence and Wellingham (WCE) in midfield

    • dools says:

      G'day Peter
      I've done the maths over 3 season Wellingham… Not Good, but I spoke to WCE Fanatic and he has high hopes for him AND Gaff not shuey Go Figure…His argument was that Gaff wins his own ball in and under stuff whilst Shuey and Wellinghan are feeders to a position ie Score Assists or Goal themselves…So I will let you think about it because I damn well am (maybe Gaff or wellingham for me now)

    • dools says:

      Forgot your Fwd Line Weak is an understatement Gray I think wont play till Rnd 5-8 and Green or red material when he does come back….Martin has been YET again a very naughty boy, Crouching wants to see him in his gym hopefully to knock the stupid outa him.
      Def Hartlett and Bock flip a coin which one decapitates himself running thru the Banner
      Rucs Ryder has just returned to semi full training no contact I beleive so unless Derricks or Rowe get a shirt NO Score.
      Positives your bench on Def Fwd and Mid are soild at this stage
      Your team has great POD So if your happy well & good It Is Your Team

  219. Dools says:

    Hi Nas Great to see A. Swallow in the Mids

  220. Dazza says:

    Jock, higgo and the crouching one… Welcome

    Love the podcast, here is my first crack at a team

    Defenders, Goddard,, birchell, Gibbs, bock, vlastuin, b.goodes, Saunders

    Mids Ablett, Swan, j.selwood, cotchin, ball, toumpas, viney, wines, O’Meara, Simpson

    Rucks nic nat, luenberger, Daw, Sinclair

    Forwards tex, rocklif, krakouer, varcoe, winderlinch, knights, t.menzel, staker

    Thoughts? Rookies will be locked after nab cup. And fitness of bock and Nic nat to be determined.

  221. Chrissovan says:

    My second year playing supercoach and I love it!
    Would like to get some feedback from anyone.

    Going pretty hard in the mids and bit light down back and forward.

    Backs- Goddard. Birchall. Duffield. N bock. L plowman. B goodes.
    (N wright. T clurey)

    Mids- Ablett. Swan. Cotchin. Gibbs. D mundy. L ball. J toumpus. O wines.
    (J viney. J Simpson)

    Rucks- d cox. M luenenburger
    ( c Sinclair. L mc bean)

    Forwards- franklin. P Ryder. T rockcliff. T varcoe. J daniher S Mayes.
    (J stringer. M shaw)

    • dools says:

      Hi Chrissoven Happy Australia day to you mate
      Backs – Last 4 weak get onto Jocks cheat sheat buddy
      Mids – IMHO Move Gibbs to Back line release Godard word is he will see little time in Mids put Fyfe/Perarse C. or Gaff/shuey in there Lose Ball no guarentee the bloke will return and play like he did B4 horrible injury use coin on Zeibell maybe or even Gibson Nth Melb
      Positive R1 and R2 very good
      Fwds – I think Franklin may go thru the merry go round that Invisable Cloke did last year if contract drags out Bye Bye and wathc Freo pounce next year with mountains of coin so maybe wind back on Buddy Ryder see comment above
      Hope this helps mate and have a great 'Stralia day!!!

      • chrissovan says:

        cheers buddy! happy Australia day too u mate. U have a good one?
        I appreciate the comments and will look into those.

        I have a good eye on s gibson and he looks to be cementing is place at North and has a smart footy brain. Fyfe im not too keen on just at the moment, we'll see how he goes for the first 3 weeks.

        Im a hawks fan and heard on the grape vine buddy will stay with the hawks. They wont drag it too long i hope but looked good on the training tracks with schoemakers. <—– this guy has done my head in for ages! but really looks solid in training with buddy and might be a surpise mid price pickup for SC DT fans out there…

        • dools says:

          Nice pick up chrissovanI, will look into Schoenmakers cheers!

          • chrissovan says:

            no worries.. hows your team going?

            What do you think of a team consisting of 14 premiums, 3 mid priced and 13 rookies?

  222. Max says:

    ok i have a team of 10 premiums 6 mid pricers and 14 rookies
    does anyone think its a problem to have 231k in the kitty knowing that all my players apart from Ablett and Pendleburys prices are set to go up?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      I would be trying to get the number of keepers to 12. I have hopefully 15 (with 1 speculative pick on each line (Mundy, Martin, berger and Broughton)

  223. Ryan says:

    Cox and Mundy
    Goldstein and Dangerfield/Selwood(Geel)

    I have Luenburger as R2

    • Max says:

      Thats a tough on but id say have mundy and goldstein together because you almost can assured that there prices will go up and they both look set to score at around 100. You then also have a nice amount of cash left over!

      If i chose one pair it would be the 2nd one!

  224. jimbotraralgon says:

    Here's where my head is at.

    D/ Goodard, Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Staker, Thurlow (Terlich, Colquhoun)

    M/ GAJ,pendlebury, cotchin, shuey, mundy, K Stevens, K Mitchell, O'Meara, (Viney, Crouch)

    F/ Franklin, Roughy, Rockliff, Dusty, Varcoe, Mayes (Lee, Kerridge)

    R/ Mummy, Berger, Currie, Osbourn
    $45k in bank.

    The Franklin/ Shuey combo might become the Breust/Swan combo.

    Osbourn in the ruck is there because he wont play and gives me a guaranteed donut to take advantage of the captain's loophole.

    • dools says:

      Go Bruest/Swan combo mate
      Like the guareented dougnut theroy

      • Tim says:

        Hi Jimbo how does this doughnut theory work anyway is to free up a little more cash? Or is it completely different

    • aleye72 says:

      like the look of UR team,
      i personally R unsure about the consistency of Rocky & Dusty
      i'll have to get a hold of this captain loophole

    • (**) ^& says:

      just a suggestion trade gibbs for shaw
      varcoe for anyone aryone around that price (always injured)
      and thurlow maybe van unen or docherty?

    • lol says:

      Just offering some advice mate but the midfield seems a bit weak maybe trade stevens for moloney or even a super elite premium like watson mate

    • dools says:

      a few to many gaps in your side maybe its time for a rethink

  225. choppers says:

    I like it. We have similar views and I've been following your comments as well. My team only differs in 7 positions. I have Pittard, Docherty, Van Unen, JPK, T.Mitchell, Sinclair, Cox instead of Thurlow, Shuey, K.Mitchell, Stevens, Osbourn, Franklin and Mayes. Still waiting to see developments regarding Cox/Naitinui before finalising forwards. Just about sold on the others unless the NAB brings up some nasties.

  226. Benno says:

    Hi All, made a fair few changes to my side, I think this is about my 3rd or 4th version. Tried to include some more mid price players. I'm not completely sold on this team, but im warming to the idea of a few more mid prices who will still be able to make some cash, while hopefully out scoring rookies. I think its a pretty well balanced team and hopefully a couple of my midpricers will be keepers (ie: Broughton, Leuenberger, etc)

    My team consists of:
    Premiums- 11
    Midprice- 6
    Rookies- 13

    Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Staker, Terlich
    (Doherty, Colquhoun)

    Mids: Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Sloan, Lower, Crouch, O'Meara, Viney
    (Mitchell, Kerridge)

    Ruck: Goldstien, Leuenberger
    (McBean, Currie)

    Franklin, Cox, Ryder, Rockliff, LeCras, Varcoe
    (Lee, Dwyer)

    • Blue Baggers 13 says:

      8/10 Broughton , Leuenberger I would consider premium picks not upgrade targets that would make your total of premiums selection to 13 with 4 mid price players IMO . I dont like lecras for his price the bloke always injured 380.000 to much risk money could be better spent on other players alot cheaper im also not sold on lower or bock, wrong side of thirty for these blokes coming back from injury but sloane could be a beauty of a pick if he steps it up from last year and keeps on finding the pill

      • Benno says:

        Thanks for the feedback blue. I was experimenting around a bit with this side, like I said I wasn't completely sold on this team. I've actually been playing around with it a bit more the last few days and made some changes. So far i've got rid of Sloan, Bock, LeCras, Ryder, Lower and gotten some new players in, might even make a few more changes. Once i'm happy with the changes and played around a bit more i'll post a newer version of my team. Cheers

  227. swaam says:

    goddard gibbs broughton vlastuin jaksch staker..terlich colcohoun

    gaz pendls cotch kennedy shuey dusty crouch viney..b goodes k mitchell

    cox luenberger grundy currie

    nic nat rocky lecras varcoe bock mcaffer..t lee j simpson
    128k in the bank
    so far i like the duel position outlook,rookies tbc after comedy cup.whadaya rekn higgo? also going for players who should be best served to play as many games as possible to maximise weekly scoring losses for injured guns being replaced by 110+ players,i think its a good stratedgy.

  228. Nas says:

    Dylan Van Unen
    Leigh Osbourne
    Brett Goodes

    who is most likely to play round 1?

    • choppers says:

      If thats Osbourne from the Suns, then both he and Goodes will need to be upgraded from the Rookie list for them to play Rd1, so I guess van Unen is the logical choice if all things remain as is.

  229. Jamie says:

    TEAM NAME: The Dreamweavers
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, P. Hanley, B. Goodes, J. Thurlow (S. Docherty, S. Colquhoun)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, D. Heppell, S. Mayes, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, T. Mitchell (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: P. Ryder, J. Roughead (B. Grundy, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, J. Daniher, T. Menzel (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $159,600

    This is v3 of my side thoughts?

    • JP1 says:

      Hi Jamie, your team looks really solid – with plenty of cash left too…

      Not sure Jackson Thurlow is going to start straight away, nor a couple of the other rookies. the NAB will certainly be interesting…. Good work

  230. Tom says:

    How's this team
    DEF- Goddard(MID), Gibbs(MID), Broughton(FWD), Pittard, Thurlow, Docherty, Terlich, Colquhoun (MID)
    MID- Ablett, Pendlebury, JP Kennedy, Cotchin, Mundy, K Mitchell, Crouch, O'Meara, Viney, Dwyer(FWD)
    RCK- Goldstein, Leuenberger, Currie, Rowe(FWD)
    FWD- Franklin, Cox(RCK), Rockliff(MID), S. Johnson(MID), Martin(MID), Staker(DEF), Kerridge(MID), Lee.
    $90k in the bank

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      hey Tom. great structure……not a fan of birchall but that is just personal choice.

      looks like tom

      • Tom says:

        Thanks jimbo
        I reckon back line is definately weakest line and want to take advantage of that.
        Want to get off to a quick start

        By the way jimbo I don’t have birchall in my team

  231. jimbotraralgon says:


    Lets do another post….getting hard to navigate around.

    • Paddles says:

      Totally Agree… Mummy & Leu ruck great move trust me should pay off. I had big Ivvy last year all through the warm up and people were questioning it.

  232. BubbaNo1 says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, B. Staker, J. Hutchins, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, B. Moloney, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, L. McBean)
    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, T. Cloke, C. Sylvia, T. Varcoe, B. Macaffer (T. Lee, S. Dwyer)
    CASH LEFT: $13,400

    My latest team….and getting VERY close to my starting team….depending of course on Rd 1 rookie selections….I know about Cloke….I wanted Martin but am about $10k short…Goddard Gibbs Birchall Staker GAJ Swan Pendles, Cotchin Murphy Moloney Sandi, Berger Cox Rocky and Varcoe are now LOCKS for me….only spots up for grabs that are not rookie spots are D3 and D4….any suggestions???

    • braider says:

      suggestion for D3 – P.Hanley. gives you the extra $10k or so for Martin

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        good suggestion there braider. I like it.

        Bubba, alternatively, pick up broughton and bag $60k.

        I like Braider's idea but if you are after a bit of bank 'insurance' then think of broughton.

  233. JP1 says:

    Alright… Here is my revised team – happier with it now, any comments are always welcome…

    Team name: "Team Chappers"

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Hanley, Pedersen, Colquhoun (Terlich, Docherty)

    MID: Swan, Dangerfield, Shuey, Martin, Fyfe, Ball, Viney, Crouch (O'Meara, Kerridge)

    RUC: Goldstein, Leuenberger, (Witts, Currie)

    FWD: Chappers, Roughead, Rockliff, Varcoe, Jenkins, Bock, (Lee, Staker)

    Mark my words, Paul Chapman will have an absolute blinder this year, one last swan-song before he bows out!

    • braider says:

      I'd keep the DPP in the mids to just one.

    • aleye72 says:

      like UR team, yes think Chappers might be in for a big year.
      but i personally am not sure on Pederson & Martin (been burnt to many times by him)
      obviously rookies have to be seen

  234. Sam says:

    Heres my team
    Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Grimes, Pittard, Terich ( Thurlow and Docherty)
    Ablett, Cotchin, Kenedy, Mundy, Varcoe, Stevens, K Mitchell, Omerea (Crouch and Viney)
    Goldstein and Leuenberger (witts and Currie)
    Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Martin, Staker (Macaffer and lee
    $11,800 left

  235. Kane says:

    B Gibbs and M Le Cras or

    S Atley and M Robinson

  236. Supercoach jesus says:


    Ablett,pendlebury,watson,fyfe,cotchin,gaff,k mitchell,viney,o.meara,crouch



    $139.200 left in the bank to upgrade down the track

  237. hblandenDT says:

    TEAM NAME: hamish's team

    DEF: B. Goddard, J. Grimes, B. Gibbs, G. Broughton, J. Pittard, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)

    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, J. Redden, M. Murphy, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)

    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, D. Currie)

    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Wright, B. Staker, J. Simpson (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)

    CASH LEFT: $19,200

    I am nearing my final team and am really happy with this one. McEvoy could change to any premium ruck man- not sold on any of them yet.
    Would be great if i was able to get Simpson to a mid priced forward but i dont know where i will get the cash.
    Rookies will all still change.
    What are your thoughts??

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      there is a way but you may not like it…….

      Trade Franklin for Breust.

      I have a theory on Franklin. He is a slow starter and plays much better in the second half of the year. (last year first 5 games averaged 102, in the last 11 games he averaged 121).

      If memory serves it was the same in 2011.

      He is a round 7 (ish) upgrade target for me and I like Breust could have a break out year.

    • Karl says:

      Not sold on Pittard… Maybe go to B. Goodes. Even though hes still rookie listed, there is only 1 reason you rookie list a 29 yr old… .and that to updrage him to the last spot on the senior list asap.

  238. Max says:

    Cotchin and O’meara or Murphy and K.Mitchell?

    Im leaning towards the second two because i think they will score better but its even!

  239. Ryan says:

    Just playing around with a few ideas. Which trio would you prefer?

    Paul Duffield, Kane Mitchell and Luke Bruest
    Dyason Heppel, Jimmy Toumpas and Mark LeCras

    Or can you come up with a different combination?

  240. Kurac says:

    Goddard, Hartlett, Broughton, Bock, Pedersen, B Goodes, (Thurlow Terlich)
    Ablett, Pendlebury, JP Kennedy, Fyfe, Gaff, Varcoe, Kerridge, O'Meara, (Viney, Colquhoun)
    Leunenberger, Cordy, (Witts, Currie)
    Franklin, Rockliff, T Hawkins, D Martin, Le Cras, Byrnes, (Staker, Rowe)

  241. KEVO says:

    hi there, here's me team. any observations greatly appreciated ;DEF :Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Atley, Staker,Terlich,Colquhoun,Van Unen,MID:Ablett,Pendlebury, Kennedy,Dangerfield,Cotchin,Mundy,O'Meara, Viney, Crouch,B Kennedy, RUCK:Goldstein,Leuenberger,Rowe, Currie, FWD:Cox, Roughead,Martin,Varcoe, Kerridge, T Lee,B Murdoch, S Dwyer,

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      dwyer wont get any game time. It might be worth keeping him to use as captain under the captain loophole.

  242. Ryan says:

    I'm pretty settled on my final line up before NAB Cup now. Rookies are all dependant upon their performance and round one teams.

    BACKS: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Docherty, Van Unen (Colquhoun, Terlich)

    MIDS: Ablett, Cotchin, Murphy, Fyfe ,Mundy, Stevens, Mitchell, O'meara (Viney, Crouch)

    RUCKS: Cox, Luenburger (Currie, Rowe)

    FWDS: Franklin, Pavlich, Rockliff, Breust, Varcoe, Staker (Kerridge, Lee)

    $32,800 spare cash

    How does this team look to you guys?

    • Blue Baggers 13 says:

      cant see any problems with this team spot on ryan. stevens bloody hoping i was the only one on to this bloke looks like the cats out of the bag now

    • aleye72 says:

      looks good, i'm unsure on the consistency of Rocky & Breust so good start.

  243. Liddlejnr says:

    Backs:- Goddard-Gibbs-Heppell-Staker-Pittard-Terlich
    Van unen-Goodes

    Mids:- Pendelburry-Kennedy-cotchin-Stanton-Mundy-varcoe-Stevens-mitchel

    Rucks:- sandilands-luenberger-Rowe-currie

    Forwards:- Franklin-Ryder-rockliff-cloke-winderlich-Byrnes

    First crack, still a bit of tinkering left, and 100k in the bank. Not sure weather it’s good to go into the season with a bit of a bankroll or outlay all my cash on the field. Some feedback you’ll be appreciated, catch you for a big 2013 in fantasy land

  244. Nas says:

    Hey liddle

    This is a very very solid team but I have some suggestions-

    Firstly, replace sandilands and Stanton, sandilands is a star but is too risky with injuries, cox , Goldstein and Maric would be much better options. Stanton will BURN you! Steer clear at all times, there is a wealth of other mids to replace him with.

    Secondly, as an essendon supporter, I know how good winderlich is and I completely understand why you’ve picked him, but I strongly suggest you keep only one of winderlich or Byrnes as the downside of both players outweigh their strengths

    Other than that, this is a great team. Ohh, and you should definitely spend the 100k you have left in the bank

    • Dools says:

      Sandy is a lock if you built a team…Keep the coin great advantage for the trades that are going to happen..Ok ok you need more …GAJ to Mids Varcoe to Fwd line Cloke gone..But I like the way you are thinking..Macaffer gone no room for a 1st round game Why the hell is ryder in your Fwds is this an Essondon thing???

      • Liddlejnr says:

        I put Ryder in the forwards as a POD and the fact you can pick him as a forward. His development over the last few years has seen a consitent rise in his scoring and I anticipate the trend to continue, as the bombers get better as a team so will Ryder. And it gives me the swing option into the ruck also, I think roughy will spend more time forward than in the ruck making Ryder a better option as he is guaranteed more ruck time.
        And I just have inkling clokey could really break out this year, good players rarely put two bad seasons together, and he is probably just entering his prime now, and I think lynch in the Maggie’s forward line will take some attention of him as Dawes wasn’t even worth defending.
        I’m trying to fit abblett in, and your suggestion is probably my only avenue. I understand his importance but there has to be more players taking points off him this year with the players coming back from injury and new arrivals, naturally lowering his output, his break even will be 138 at the start of the year and would love him for a lower price which won’t be much under the 700k mark, but it will as I don’t believe his average will be as good as last years. Im well aware the little master will come out and have me eat my words now.
        But thanks for the tips will take them into consideration, and yes , Ryder is a bit of an essendon thing!!

        • Dools says:

          Thanks for the dressing down, Liddlejnr I did not mean offence Just a post on a web site, glad to see pasionate people on site ..My comment regarding Ryder was not really Why is he there? Better option Up front IMHO but the comment was made because he will not start the Comp according to sources No Offence intended.

    • Liddlejnr says:

      G’day nas

      As an essendon supporter myself I have experienced the highs and lows of Brent Stanton’s career so far, but have never dipped into him in fantasy land. I saw the player he could potentially be in the first half of last year but wasn’t surprised when he started getting the tag he totally dropped off the boil. When the bombers have got a full team he plays well because the tag goes to zaha first and now witj goddard he is even further down the chain, so i can see him having his best year in 2013. It’s those 30 trades that make him tempting though, his ceiling for scoring potential is as good as just about anyone but the consistency is just not there. I’ll probably end up taking shuey but I hope stants puts it all together and proves me wrong.
      As for sandilands if he doesn’t get injured he will be the best scoring ruck man in the comp, once again 30 trades, worth the risk.
      But good advice on the winder and Byrnes, I look to move one on for a rookie, all the best for supercoach 2013.

  245. Pauly says:

    2nd attempt
    TEAM NAME: The mighty bombers
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, G. Broughton, B. Staker, S. Docherty (S. Colquhoun, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, N. Fyfe, D. Mundy, J.O'Meara B. Crouch (K.Mitchell, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger,B.Grundy (M.Daw, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, J. Daniher, B. Macaffer (T. Lee, S. Rowe)
    CASH LEFT: $20,700

  246. Max says:

    $$ Left – $193,800

    Gibbs Duffield Heppell Broughton Atley Pittard
    (Colquhoun Terlich)

    Ablett Pendlebury Kennedy Shuey Mundy Stevens K.Mitchell Crouch
    (O’Meara Viney)

    Goldstein Leuenberge
    (Grundy Currie)

    Cox Roughead Rockliff Varcoe Staker Macaffer
    (Kerridge Lee)

    Pretty happy with my tean apart

  247. Max says:

    $$ Left – $193,800

    Gibbs Duffield Heppell Broughton Atley Pittard

    (Colquhoun Terlich)

    Ablett Pendlebury Kennedy Shuey Mundy Stevens K.Mitchell Crouch

    (O’Meara Viney)

    Goldstein Leuenberge

    (Grundy Currie)

    Cox Roughead Rockliff Varcoe Staker Macaffer

    (Kerridge Lee)

    Pretty happy with my team apart from the 190k left if anyone sees a way to spend 60k or so without getting rid of any rookis feel free. Im also with jimbo because i dont want buddy, Macaffer should make enough money for me to get him as soonas he starts to blossom!

    • Dools says:

      G’day Max ..your team is ready to go buddy keep the coin,

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      could turn shuey into swann?

      • Max says:

        Maybe but i can see shuey going up 50k or so which means i get swan later but then again thats an extra trade waisted sorta.

  248. Callum says:

    I'll probably have this for the nab cup but after im sure it will change:

    DEF: B.Goddard (MID), B.Gibbs (MID), G.Broughton (FWD), J.Grimes, D.Terlich, S.Colquhon (MID), B.Staker (FWD), S.Docherty

    MID:G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, T.Cotchin, T.Rockliff (FWD), T.Varcoe (FWD), J. O'Meara, T.Mitchell, B.Crouch, B.Goodes (DEF), J.Viney

    RUCK: T.Goldstein, M.Leuenberger, D.Currie, S Rowe (FWD)

    FWD: L.Franklin, N.Naitanui (RUCK), M.Pavlich, J.Roughead (RUCK), M.LeCras, T.Menzel (MID), S.Kerridge (MID), T.Lee

    14.2k left 10 players are out in each bye round and 12 rookies, 4 mid pricers and 12 premiums. Half my mids are rookies because there were so many that would be great cash cows.

    If you have any thoughts on this team tell me.

    • Max says:

      Id get Kobe Stevens in there. Not sure about goddard or nic-nat. K.Mitchell from port is a shoe in to play first round wheras tom will find it difficult to breaj into the premiership team. I think tom mitchell is also sencond behind Dean Towers for me!

      • meanieoh says:

        I know there's been a bit of buzz about Kane Mitchell but he is still on the rookie list so needs to be promoted before he should be seriously considered.
        Certainly one to keep an eye on though.

        Higgo, an article on which rookies are still on the rookie list and how many spots clubs still have open on their senior lists would probably be very useful to the community.

    • Benno says:

      Swap Nic Nat to Cox, he's out for the first few rounds.

  249. Marko32 says:

    Right guys have got an updated team for you with a few questions to follow…

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Hartlett, Broughton, Atley, Vlastuin (Docherty, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Murphy, Fyfe, T. Menzel, Crouch, O'meara (Viney, Coloquhoun)

    RUC: Goldstien, Luenberger (Currie, Mcbean)

    FWD: Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Varcoe, Staker (J.simpson, Lee)

    $600 left

    Ok a few questions… BTW this is a Dreamteam…

    1. Varcoe or Byrnes?
    2. Atley or Yarran?
    3. Sould i start Cox in the forward line or swap him into the ruck for Goldstien and get a 400k forward?
    4. Is Currie a solid #3 ruckman?
    5. Hartlett… Good pick?
    6. Any thoughts to free up some cash?

    Cheers guys… keep up the awesome work

    • LiiiONS says:

      1. Byrnes
      2. neither, there are better options
      3. goldy ruckin, prem foward
      4.2nd behind goldy for north's ruck division. may not be required in the team though
      5. too injury prone, is a risk, could pay off if he has his first full injury free season
      6. kick broughton, fyfe or wright

  250. meanieoh says:

    DEF: B. Gibbs, B. Reilly, C. Newman, S. Atley, B. Staker, J.Pittard (S. Docherty, D. Terlich)

    MID: S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett, D. Swan, M. Murphy, N. Fyfe, S. Mayes, J. O'Meara, O. Wines (B. Crouch, J. Viney)

    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (D. Currie, B. Grundy)

    FWD: D. Cox, M. Wright, T. Rockliff, J. Watts, T. Varcoe, S. Byrnes (S. Kerridge, B. Macaffer)

    $39,600 remaining

    • LiiiONS says:

      eeeeeeeeek rethink your team besides the ruck possibly, to many risks

  251. swaam says:

    Ok folks,why is there no talk about Brian Lake? the guy averaged around 100 for 3 years before last year and clearly wasnt played in his favoured position and now has a spot in argueably the best backline in the comp.hes cheap,hes proven,hes in a good team,hes gunna score 100 average hes gunna play 20-22 games as every year bar 2011(long gone) and no1 wants him…..WHY

    • swaam says:

      oh and hes 90k cheaper than gibbs who every1 seems to be grabbing like hes a star? hes got no courage and wont breakout folks? be real,hell get you 95-100 just like lake and at 80k more..maybe im dreamin but stats are stats and gibbs has none

  252. dave says:

    1st try of a team and not my last

    DEF: Delaney, Broughton, Staker, Bock, Talia, Goods,(Pitt, Thurlow)

    MID: Swan, Judd, Mitchell, Harvey, Green, Moloney, C.Rioli, (Embley, O'meara)

    RUC: Hille, leuenberger, ( Sinclair, McBean)

    FWD: Franklin, LeCras, Grey, Dickson, Varcoe, Kennedy,(White. Daniher)

    • dools says:

      Dave, Why Judd…..Why harvey.. Reoli in the Mids??? Gray in Fwd line He womt be back till Rnd 4-7 R U Gee ing me up ???

  253. Ray says:

    Give us some feedback!!!
    DEF: B.Goddard, B.Gibbs, G.Birchall, G.Broughton, B.Staker, J.Pittard (L.Stevenson, D.Terlich)
    MIDS: D.Swan, S.Pendlebury, M.Murphy, N.Fyfe, L.Ball, K.Stevens, O.Wines, B.Crouch (J.O'Meara, J.Viney)
    RUCKS: D.Cox, M.Leuenberger (D,Currie, B.Grundy)
    FWDS: L.Franklin, J.Bartel, T.Rockliff, M,LeCras, T.Varcoe, C.Knights (S.Byrnes, B.Macaffer)
    Bank: $49,300


    • dools says:

      Ray you have but together a great team…No GAJ!! great POD..Love the FWD line and a soild B/line mate.
      30 trades mate I feel if you don't have Gaj you will be chasing the pack and sacrificing good players to make the trade to get him…

    • Chris says:

      I dont think you need GAJ if you have Swan. Amazing team! Maybe get Josh Kennedy for Knights, thats about it!

  254. Tim says:

    Who should I have more out of Fyfe and Moloney

    Because we have those extra trades I can take a risk for moloney to go crazy in the middle and rack up 90-100 point scores and fyfe could have a slow start to the season and then rip up after the bye so don’t know which player to have now also I will have to see how they both go in the nab.

    • dools says:

      Hi Tim, If Fyfe Plays and I beleive he will you are looking at 110 – 125s if he stays on the pitch..Lynchpin of the Freo team every thing goes to or comes from him and a graet AFL player to boot. I'm no Freo fan but I do appreciate good players when I see em and more to the point Great SC scorer..

  255. aleye72 says:

    Hi fellow Fantasy Coaches what would use recommend on the max amount of players from the 1 side as i'm unsure, hope for some help with this.

    • Ryan says:

      It depends on the side, but probably 4 or 5.

    • dools says:

      How many do you think will score week in week out? If it's how you feel go with it Mate..I had 5 from freo last year this year I'm looking at 5 Melb and 6 Brisbane…

      • aleye72 says:

        thx, at the moment i'm looking at possibly 7 brisbane & 4 GCS players i'll keep at it cheers.

  256. craig says:

    My team so far.

    Def- Goddard,Gibbs,Murphy,Staker,Terlich,Goodes (vanunen,colquhoun)

    Mids- Ablett,Swan,Kennedy,Dangerfield,Cotchin,Mundy, Omeara , Mitchell (viney,crouch)

    Rucks- Sandilands,Leuenburger (sinclair,currie)

    Fwd- Cox,Walker,Rockliff,Varcoe,Byrnes,Macaffer(simpson,lee)

    bank- 164k

    as with most teams rookies will be locked come 1st round teams πŸ™‚
    i havnt gone with to much dpp capabillities at this stage.

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Craig, interesting side.

      Just out of interest, which murphy do you have up back….actually doesnt matter, they are both pretty low return type players…………maybe rethink that one?

      Defense is a bit light but I can see why, strong mids there…..I like it.

      With that cash still floating around, consider getting all 3 of THE best supercoach players of the year…..GAJ, Pendlebury and Swann. I would trade Danger or Kennedy to get pendlebury in.

      Interested in the Simpson and Sinclair selections (rookies not confirmed i know)

      • craig says:

        ex-hawk murphy , simpson only cause i keep hearing how ross lyon loves him lol will depend on rnd 1 selection . sinclair is my link for cox to the ruck and may get a gig if nicnat is missing the 1st few rounds.

  257. Greg says:

    Hi All. One player that I'm am not seeing much interest in is Tom Hawkins.
    He Played 21 games last year at an average of 95 and is priced at 508k. Fair enough!
    But this is the interesting part. In his last 7 games he averaged 109. Now, included in those games was a score of 15 when he ok'd himself early in the game. If we take that game out he then averaged 125 in his last 6 games.

    Word is he has put on another 5 kilos and is running hasn't been effected. I know we don't normally like key forwards but at 508k and 30 trades i'm in.

    • dools says:

      Totally Agree Greg
      He was my POD until u posted LOL… LOCK mate

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Greg.

      He is looking good as is Petrie. Just can't trust key position players. He could go 115 average but he could go Cloke and give you 80.

      The only key forward I am going with is roughy and that is only cause of the ruck DPP.

  258. Chris says:

    Moloney or Ball??

    Embley or Koby Stevens??

    • dools says:

      koby mate to make coin . Embers is guarnteed game time

      Moloney will make coin Ball?????? Nab watch

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      definitely koby…..can't help thinking Embley is a big vest candidate in the first few rounds.

      Moloney is a safer bet but Ball has a higher ceiling if his fitness and confidence are ok. There is a chance that Ball might be a vest candidate early as well.

  259. Chris says:

    TEAM NAME: Da Dumb Dawgs
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, D. Heppell, G. Broughton, S. Colquhoun (L. Stevenson, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, P. Dangerfield, T. Rockliff, L. Ball, A. Embley, J. O'Meara, B. Crouch (B. Goodes, J. Viney)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, D. Currie)
    FWD: S. Johnson, L. Franklin, D. Martin, J. Kennedy, T. Varcoe, B. Staker (B. Macaffer S. Rowe)
    CASH LEFT: $12,500

    This is Dream Team not supercoach

    • Chris says:

      Possible trades
      Embley to Stevens
      Ball to Moloney
      Gibbs to Atley, Ball to Gibbs
      Maccafer to Kerridge

      • GuyFish says:

        Like Stevens over Embley but recon Parker is your man instead of Ball and Moloney. Massive Swans fan and team have huge wraps for Lukey (Parker not Ball) – with Bolton in his last season he will definately DEFINATELY play more and more – his price is low due to the vest but his scores pre injury last year were great. The guy gets the hard ball and will be groomed into the next Swans mid superstar.

        If you can get a bit more cash Hannebury from Swans will also go mental this year – surprised not more talk about him actually!

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          Hey Guyfish.

          I like left field selections but not a fan of parker. far too much coin for a high risk selection (I have the same issue with Atley and Moloney).

          I'm intrigued with Hannebury though…..will think that one over

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      wow chris you have a bit going on here.

      * K Stevens will have a good year.
      * 50-50 on ball vs Moloney….ball just as I like the way he plays
      * dont get rid of Gibbs whatever you do. will have a break out year. I would get rid of goddard before Gibbs, that is how good I think Gibbs will go this year. Keep Gibbs in the backline.
      * I have heard good things about Kerridge and there are some vacancies in the crows forward line……….

      As far as the side goes overall, I would would move staker up back for Heppell, slot in Kerridge up forward and then turn Embley into a Murphy or deledio or even Dangerfield if the coin is there.

      • Chris says:

        thanks mate big help! changed my team quite a bit, see the new version of it below. advice would be appreciated! thanks again

  260. GuyFish says:

    Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Bock, Staker, Pittard, Terlich

    Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Kennedy, Cotchin, Parker, O'Meara, Viney, Crouch

    Cox, Leuenberger
    Currie, Grundy

    Franklin, Bartel, Rockliff, Varcoe, Macaffer, Kerridge
    Lee, Murdoch B.

    Remaining cash: $29,300

    • @MRB37 says:

      Reckon there is better options than Bartel up forward. If you want a Cat, I reckon Hawkins would be better value.

      Rest looks solid, forwards are slightly bare, i'd be worried about starting Kerridge myself as I don't think he's guaranteed to get a game every week.

  261. ColinSylvia says:

    Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Broughton, Bock, Vlatsuin (Terlich, Colquhoun)
    Ablett, Pendles, Cothchin, Murphy, K Stevens, O'Meara, Crouch, Viney (Hrovat, K Mitchell)
    Mumford, Leuenberger (Vardy, Currie)
    Stevie J, Rockliff, M Robinson, Sylvia, Varcoe, Byrnes (Staker, Kerridge)
    Cash left: $141k

    I want the best six rookie mids so will chop and change over the NAB Cup. Will bring in Ruck/Forward link with an upgrade in the forward line and downgrade in rucks.

    Any thoughts?

    • GuyFish says:

      Nice mix – glad to see you're backing yourself to lay better this year Colin.

      Although you will gain loads of cash in your mids from the rookies keep in mind you will lose a lot more points in those first 10-12 weeks meaning you may end up struggling to make finals.

      Mids are where the most points are so you want them pumping. Plus rookie mids will be available through the year so you can find good trade down options.

      I'd get rid of Robo for Macaffer and use extra $$$ to get better mid.

      Like K Stevens though – good pick.

      • Stephen247 says:

        I agree with GuyFish. I worry about losing points in the early round by not having a decent MID Line. And Robinson has always been a worry for me. Always looked like stepping up but really hasn't in a SC sense.

  262. Dave says:

    Hey guys, Loving your work. this is my current team,

    Shaw, Gibbs, Broughton, Vlastuin, Staker, Docherty, (Terlich, Colquhoun)

    Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Dangerfield, Cotchin, Mayes, Goodes B, Crouch, (O,Meara, Viney)

    Roughead, Leuenberger, (Sinclair, Currie)

    Franklin, Cox, Walker, Rockliff, Daniher, Jaksch, (Simpson J, Lee T)

    Obviously have too see how the rookies perform and i'm not 100% sold on not having goddard, Thoughts?

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      Hey Dave.

      I am struggling with the Goddard issue myself.

      • Dave says:

        Yeah i couldn't do it i had to get im in lol got rid of Broughton, Kennedy and Rockliff in exchange for Goddard, Hannebery , Bartel and Stringer, Fair trade i think.

        • jimbotraralgon says:

          Yeah, I've put Goddard back in. I just know that if he averages 120 and I dont have him in my side I will not be a happy camper. Can always jump off and select anyone in defence if he stinks it up

  263. Chris says:

    Josh Kennedy or Mark LeCras?

  264. Chris says:

    OK, given my team a big overhaul, even changed the name!

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, G. Broughton, B. Staker, B. Goodes (L. Stevenson, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, T. Cotchin, P. Dangerfield, T. Rockliff, L. Ball, K. Stevens, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (S. Colquhoun, J. Viney)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, S. Johnson, M. Wright, D. Martin, M. LeCras, T. Varcoe (S. Kerridge, S. Rowe)
    CASH LEFT: $13,300

    Thoughts on a good Def/Fwd to slot into the forward line so i can swap people from my defence and forwards?

    • Chris says:

      this is dream team not supercoach

      • jimbotraralgon says:

        Good side Chris. Like this alot.

        Just keep in mind that Goodes is on the rookie list and needs to be elevated to the senior list. I think the Bulldogs have one spare position on the list so it might not be a problem. Just a 'take note'.

  265. todd says:

    DEF: Scott D Thompson, Beau Waters, Bryce Gibbs, Lachlan Plowman, Nick Vlatsuin, Nathan Wright, Adam Oxley, Tom Curren_MID: Dayne Zorko, Jobe Watson, Brett Deledio, Josh P Kennedy, Dane Swan, Shane Tuck, Jack Viney, Brad Couch, Jaeger Omeara, Lachie Hunter_RUCKS: Ivan Maric, Matther Leuenberger, Brodie Grundy, Daniel Curry_FWD: Lance Franklin, Michael Hurley, Jarryd Roughhead, Mark LeCras, Brent Staker, Joe Daniher, Spencer White, Clay Cameron__$57k left in bank, would love to hear your thoughts or comments_

    • Stephen247 says:

      Hi Todd, taking a bit of a risk not putting one of the top 4 MIDs … I'd look at upping Dids to Pendles – just my opinion.

  266. james says:

    hey guys first time posting and 2nd yr SC first yr massive disaster lol. this is my team 1/of 7 lol ill post them all 1-7 comments please. thanks ALL FOOTY IS MY LIFE!

    this is prob my best team on paper( with a few fl changes i think..

    gibbs birchel hanley harlett( or broughton) ellis bock subs goodes staker

    ablett( or murphy) kennedy ball moloney ebmbley k stevens viney gray subs k mitchell menze

    cox leun grundy currie

    franklin ryder rockliff krakour brynes kennedy danier rowe

  267. Nas says:

    can players on the rookie list still get upgraded to the senior list? ive got my eyes on k.mitchell, goodes and l.osbourne

    • @MRB37 says:

      Yep, I believe teams can nominate rookies at the start of the year to be eligible for senior selection, as well elevating rookies when needed when a senior player goes down with a long term injury.

  268. james says:

    gibbs duffy hepple atley hanley bock (docherty terlich)

    gary pendle gaff mundy menzel T k steven viney omeara k mitch hrova
    mummy leu currie grundy

    rocklif martin franklin varcoe cox brynes daniher rowe

    • Dools says:

      great team James,
      Good b/line watch Bock
      Love he fact you went with Gaff in the mids
      Like the R1 & 2 Posi
      Rowe is a watch the NAB mate
      How much coin left?

  269. AFLfantasy says:

    TEAM NAME: my team
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, G. Broughton, J. Pittard, S. Docherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, M. Murphy, N. Fyfe, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara, N. Hrovat (M. Jones, J. Viney)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, D. Currie)
    FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, M. Wright, C. Knights, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $6,100

    solid on all lines, almost my round 1 team.
    rookies will still change.
    thoughts would be great??

  270. james says:

    upgraded team.

    heppel gibbs hanley broughton atley terlich subs = curran staker

    ablett pendle kennedy moloney mundy koby crouch omeara subs = viney colqu

    mummy leu subs = grundy currie

    ryder varcoe rocky lecras byrnes cox subs = rowe daniher

    what you think??

  271. james says:

    my breakdown of ave spending

    deff= 327k
    mid= 351k
    ruck= 253k
    fwd= 353k

    23k left in the kitty

  272. James says:

    Hi guys heres my team at the moment only had a very brief look at the rookies and will start lokking a bit more in the NAB

    Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Stevenson, Staker, (Terlich, Colquhoun)

    Ablett, Pendles, Cotchin ,Murphy, Fyfe, Ball, Crouch, Viney ( O'Meara, Mitchell)

    Mummy, Leuenberger (Currie, Witts)

    Buddy, Pavlich, Bartel, Varcoe, Simpson, Kerridge (Lee, Daniher )

    Got a huge 328 K left in the kitty which im not sure what to do with any help would be great

    • Karl says:

      Simpson -> Byrnes… and Stevensen -> Upgrade to maybe Heppell?
      Gives a bit more Job security across the lines….

      • James says:

        thanks alot karl i took on one of your suggestions doing simpson to byrnes and then i upgraded bock to duffield. was never confident with bock as his getting on a bit and after the injury so will see waht happens in the NAB

  273. Tommy says:

    DEF: Scott D Thompson, Beau Waters, Bryce Gibbs, Lachlan Plowman, Nick Vlatsuin, Nathan Wright, Adam Oxley, Tom Curren

    MID: Dayne Zorko, Jobe Watson, Brett Deledio, Josh P Kennedy, Dane Swan, Shane Tuck, Jack Viney, Brad Couch, Jaeger Omeara, Lachie Hunter

    RUCKS: Ivan Maric, Matther Leuenberger, Brodie Grundy, Daniel Curry

    FWD: Lance Franklin, Michael Hurley, Jarryd Roughhead, Mark LeCras, Brent Staker, Joe Daniher, Spencer White, Clay Cameron

    I have $57k left in the bank. Should I use up all my cash and change some blokes around?? Unsure about Zorko in the guts

  274. My Team
    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Hartlett, Bock, Pittard (Terlich, Clurey)
    Mid: J Watson, J Selwood, M Murphy, Cotchin, L Ball, Viney, Crouch, O'Meara (kane mitchell, sam colquhoun)
    Ruck: McEvoy, Leuenberger (Currie, Witts)
    Fwd: Stevie J, N Riewoldt, Rioli, Dean Cox, Knights, Sam Mayes (Lee, Staker)

  275. Nathan says:

    Thoughts jock crew.

    Def. goddard, gibbs, hanley, watts, b.smith, pittard (staker, terlich)

    Mid. Ablett, pendles, jack, s.selwood, fyfe, viney, o’meara
    (b.goodes, crouch)

    Ruck. Goldstein, berger ( witts, currie)

    Forward. Ryder, zorko, martin, broughton, byrnes, macaffer (lee, kerridge)

  276. james says:

    is this team going to work you guys?

    deff= hanley gibbs duffield bock pederson staker terlich curran

    mids= gary pendle shuey cooney mundy ball stevens viney omeara colqu

    rucks= mummy leuen grundy currie

    fwd= franklin cox rockliff varcoe byrnes lecras daniher rowe.

    just not sure if i should go smaller in the mid range players..

    my breakdown is 36% rookie (200k) 29% mid (<450k) 36%prem
    10 players 8players 10 players.

    what you think??

    • Adam says:

      cooney is a big if but i would be thinking even a moloney could be a better pick maybe…nice forward setup not relying on rookies to score for you..otherwise nice setup i like your team..

  277. Karl says:

    Some comments would be great.

    Def: Goddard, Duffield, Gibbs, Heppell, Staker, Goodes, Coloqoun, Terlich.

    Mid: Ablett, Pendels, Watson, Cotchin, Fyfe, Moloney, Crouch, Viney, O'Mera, K. Mitchell

    Ruc: Sandi, L'Berger, Currie, Rowe.

    Fwd: Cox, s. Johnson, Broughton, Byrnes, Varcoe, B. Kennedy, T. Membrey, T. Lee…

    Im reasonably happy with it, Forward rookies are subject to change. 3-premo ruck strategy. Seems like a no brainer to me. Goal to get Swan and Franklin by the byes.

    • @MRB37 says:

      Very solid team there Karl. Not gung-ho on the Stevie J, Broughton and Byrnes trio in the FWD line, but that's just my personal preference. Instead of Stevie J, there might be more upside in guys Walker, Hawkins, Zorko and Rockliff for around the same price.

      Mids look great, nice big 4 elites there, (I might suggest you read Mad Mick's article about Watson and decide from there), some nice mid priced picks in Fyfe and Moloney as well.

      You may be one of the few with Sandi in your side, so that could be a nice smokey selection for you, but if you need to free up some $ to improve other areas, I think that's a spot you could downgrade to someone like McEvoy, Jacobs or Goldstein and not suffer too much.

      Overall I like it though, few things I'd do differently, but very good picks on the whole.

      • Karl says:

        Yeam im not sold on Waston either…. despite being a one eyed bomber supporter… Mad-mick says he cant handle a tag, but he did all last year. and hes kicking more goals now… His price will be lower in 6 rounds… but for peace of mind he might just stay there. otherwise i could go back to Murphy, JPK or Danger/Thompson….

        Sandi averaged +110 if you take out the games he ngot injured in last year… thats a steal, and ive always been sold on the stratergy of locking ina couple of the Super Rucks for the season if possible.

        And ill be looking to go Byrnes to Franklin by rd 10 with the help of a cash cow. Dont like walker, But Rockliff might work.

        Thanks for your feedback.

        Have you got a team hidden in here somewhere?

      • Karl says:

        Yeam im not sold on Waston either…. despite being a one eyed bomber supporter… Mad-mick says he cant handle a tag, but he did all last year. and hes kicking more goals now… His price will be lower in 6 rounds… but for peace of mind he might just stay there. otherwise i could go back to Murphy, JPK or Danger/Thompson….

        Sandi averaged +110 if you take out the games he ngot injured in last year… thats a steal, and ive always been sold on the stratergy of locking ina couple of the Super Rucks for the season if possible.

        Steveie is getting alot of MID time these days… which is what i like about him.
        And ill be looking to go Byrnes to Franklin by rd 10 with the help of a cash cow. Dont like walker, But Rockliff might work.

        Thanks for your feedback.

        Have you got a team hidden in here somewhere?

    • aleye72 says:

      like UR team, obviously the rookies need to be seen
      & apparently Goodes needs to be upgraded first to get a game
      but looks good.

  278. Largy says:

    So bloody hard gets harder and harder each year lads.
    Here is my first tinker for season 2013 let me know what u think please πŸ™‚

    Backs: B Goddard, H Shaw, B Gibbs, B Goodes, B Staker, S Docherty, D Terlich,
    S Colqhourn

    Mids: G Ablett, D Swan, J Bartel, K Simpson, N Fyfe, B Moloney, A Embley, J Viney,
    J O'Meara, M Hutchings

    Rucks: D Cox, T Bellchambers, J Witts, D Currie

    Forwards: J Roughead, T Hawkins, M Hurley, M LeCras, A Krakouer, C Knights, T Lee, B Dick

    • Karl says:

      Belcho is a big risk…. should play most of the games, but does he have the ability to score that well? Hurely might also be a tough choic. rumour has it he'll be swinging to CHB alot, now with Crameri, Daniher, Ryder being the talls Fwd…

      • Adam says:

        i like the bellchambers pick its the first time i have seen him selected i like him and news out of bomberland is that he is the number 1 ruckman this year otherwise nice side….hawkins and hurley big risk but could pay off also like the bartel choice good work

  279. team changa says:

    any comments please

    DEF= Hanley, Gibbs, Duffield, Bock, Pedersen, Staker SUBS= Terlich, Curran

    MIDS= Ablett, Pendles, Shuey, Cooney, Mundy, K Stevens, Ball, Viney. SUBS= Omeara colquhoun.

    RUCKS= Mumford, Leunberger. SUBS= Grundy currie.

    FWD= Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Varcoe, Byrnes, Lecras. SUBS= Daniher Rowe

    • Benno says:

      Good side, but just a few things. Personally I'd get rid of Cooney, maybe downgrade a mid pricer to a rookie then use the cash to upgrade him? You could put Rowe in the rucks for Grundy so you can use his Fwd/Ruck swing with Cox. And also consider Brad Crouch as a midfield rookie

      • team changa says:

        i was more looking to keep cox in the fl so when berger is ready to be traded in for 500k ill swing cox into the ruck and put a decent fl player in. only my second yr the whole swing thing i still dont have under wraps yet. thanks for you help !!

    • Shimma says:

      Would get right off Cooney, will never be the same player and will often have weeks off here and there – stuffed knee. Other than that it looks pretty good

  280. Stephen247 says:

    Here's my try. Looking similar to a few but probably looking at modifying my FWDs the most (and Broughton in Def – of course).

    TEAM NAME: Captain TrenGrimes
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Waters, J Grimes, , G. Broughton, C Pedersen, S Doucherty (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, N. Dal Santo, N Fyfe, L. Ball, K Mitchell, J. O'Meara, (B. Crouch, J. Viney)
    RUC: H McIntosh, M. Leuenberger (S Rowe, L McBean)
    FWD: L. Franklin, S. Johnson, D. Martin, N. Nicoski, S. Burnes, B. Staker (S. Kerridge, T. Lee) .

    CASH LEFT: $51,800

    Just putting it out there…

    • Benno says:

      Pretty good team, not sure about Nicosk though, maybe look to swap him for Varcoe? Liking the "Big Mac Berger" combo in the rucks as a POD as most teams have Leuenberger and then either mummy or goldstien.

      • Stephen247 says:

        Tnx Benno – had Varco in at various stages – and as I said the FWDs will probably change a bit. Thanks for the Ruck comments- I like the Big Mac Berger reference. I love my Mids – but again with so many weeks until Lockout – they'll probably change as well!

  281. Matt says:

    Here's my team so far:

    DEF: Duffield, Hartlett, Broughton, Bock, B. Goodes, Docherty (Colquhon, Terlich)

    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, JPK, Cotchin, Fyfe, Mundy, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara (Viney, "110k rookie")

    RUCK: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Currie, Rowe)

    FWD: Franklin, J. Roughead, Rockliff, LeCras, Varcoe, Staker (Tommy Lee, "110k Rookie)

    Going to look into the missing rookies in the MID and FWD spots during NAB Cup but if they are both about 110k that should use up all my money.

    Also likely going to upgrade Leuenberger/Goldstein to NicNat around Round 5/6, as suggested in an article.

    Thanks everyone

  282. Benno says:

    Played around and made some changes…thoughts?

    Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Staker, Colquhoun, Terlich
    (Docherty, Van Unen)

    Mids: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Fyfe, Mundy, O'Meara, Crouch
    (Viney, Jones)

    Rucks: Mumford, Leuenberger
    (Currie, McBean)

    Forwards: Franklin, Cox, Pavlich, Rockliff, Macaffer, Kerridge
    (Lee, Dwyer)

    $6,200 left

    • Stephen247 says:

      Happy to return the favour Benno. Looking good. I agree with loading up in the mid and going with 4 good rookies. I worry about your DEFs – Broughton and Staker at D3 and D4 and untried rookies at D5 and D6 (knowing they could change after the NAB). I assume you are relying on FWDs (which look good) to score and then improve your DEFs.

      • Benno says:

        Thanks Stephen, yeah hopefully Broughton, Staker and rookies can hold down my D3, D4, D5, D6 for the early rounds. I considered swapping someone like Mundy to a rookie then using the cash to upgrade a defender. After giving it some thought, no defenders are really tempting me. Mundy can potentially average 110+ at $477K, compared to a backline player priced between maybe $450-495K who will probably only average 80-90. Hopefully my big spending in the Forwards and Midfield will get me enough points early on until i can see some backline players who are going to be consistent high scoring premiums. My first couple of upgrades will most likely be in the backline.

    • team changa says:

      hey buddy, i dont see where macaffer fits into pies side tbh… even ball will struggle to get in but he is a premium so they have to make room. also could down grade broughton to bock and upgrade fyfe or mundy to murphy with cash left over..

      • Benno says:

        thanks for the feedback, i think macaffer is a chance to play, but if not selected round 1 will downgrade to a rookie. I'm not sold on Bock and Murphy, i think broughtons role will change at his new club with no ross lyon. Fyfe and mundy are just to tempting for me at that price. But will give it some more thought and depends on how they all perform in the NAB cup.

  283. ChrisC says:

    DEF;Goddard, Gibbs, Atley, Pederson Osbourne, Stevenson, (Van Unen, Terlich)
    MID; Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Murphy, Fyfe, Varcoe, Mitchell, Crouch, (O'Meara, Viney)
    RUC; Goldstein, Leuenberger, (Grundy, McBean)
    FWD; Franklin, Cox, Ryder, Rockliff, Byrnes, Staker, (Macaffer, Lee)
    $5,600 left.
    Rookies can all change but happy so far with the premiums and Berger, Byrnes, Varcoe, Pederson as mid pricers with scope and security..

    • Benno says:

      Just a word of caution on Ryder… Hird is saying Bellchambers is possibly going to be the number 1 ruck, this may effect Ryders scores

      • ChrisC says:

        Can also swap Ryder for Roughy.
        Osbourne for Docherty.
        Kennedy for Swanny.
        Plenty of options.

  284. BubbaNo1 says:


  285. BubbaNo1 says:

    TEAM NAME: Batting Deep
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Waters, B. Gibbs, J. Grimes, C. Yarran, B. Staker (S. Docherty, D. Terlich)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, B. Crouch, J. O'Meara, S. Colquhoun, M. Jones (J. Viney, S. Dwyer)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, D. Cox (J. Witts, L. McBean)
    FWD: T. Rockliff, D. Martin, G. Broughton, C. Sylvia, T. Varcoe, B. Macaffer (S. Kerridge, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $600

  286. Woodman says:

    Final draft, thoughts?

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Bock, Osborne.L, Docherty.S (Stevenson.L, Terich.D)

    Mid: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Murphy, Stevens.K, Crouch.B, O'Meara, (Viney.J, Dwyer.S)

    Rck: Cox, Leuenberger, (Witts, Currie)

    Fwd: Franklin, Rockliff, Martin, Sylvia, Varcoe, Staker.B (Kerridge.S, Lee.T)

    Leftover $4300

  287. Max says:

    Fiddled around with a few things and i think ive got my starting team unless some rookies dont line up or someone gets injured!

    Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Broughton, Staker, Pittard

    (Coquhoun, Terlich)

    Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Mundy, Stevens, (???), Crouch

    (O’Meara, Viney)

    Goldstein, Leuenberger

    (Grundy, Currie)

    Cox, Roughead, Rockliff, LeCras, Varcoe, Macaffer

    (Kerridge, Lee)

    Position (???):

    Mayes ($44,300 Salary) or K.Mitchell ($82,200 Salary)

    Leaning towards mayes as he has dpp status…

  288. Matt says:

    Hey guys, here is my first try at a team:

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Pittard, Colquhoun, Terlich, Van Unen

    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, J. Kennedy, Cotchin, Mundy, K. Mitchell, Crouch, O'Meara, Hrovat, Viney

    Ruck: Goldstein, Leuenberger, Daw, Mcbean

    Fwd: Cox, Rockliff, Johnson, Martin, Varcoe, Staker, Kerridge, Lee

    One thing im considering is downgrading Varcoe to a rookie and upgrading Goldy to Sandilands, would leave me with a little more cash too.

    Any help/tips would be awesome, thanks!

  289. Tom says:

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, C. Yarran, L. Osborne, S. Docherty, L. Stevenson (D. Terlich, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, J. Kennedy, J. Selwood, T. Cotchin, D. Mundy, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (J. O'Meara, J. Viney)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (D. Gorringe, D. Currie)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, B. Macaffer, J. Simpson (J. Lamb, T. Lee)
    CASH LEFT: $6,200

    Bit of a plan at the moment, thoughts?

  290. Shazza says:

    Just a question for ya: do u think Luke Ball is worth putting in our sides? And will he be fit enough to play round one and score his average of around 97?

    • Max says:

      I reckon he is worth it he will average no less than 85+ His spot is ceaked if he is fit aswelll!

      • Shazza says:

        Going by your response/advice and his price, his straight in then. Thanks heaps
        We’ll watch out for him during the nab cup aswell

        • Max says:

          May not see him mich nab cup pies will use him sparingly so he gets game time but not injured. he will make 100k -200k for you no matter what!

          • Shazza says:

            Just in case he doesn’t play or his wearing the vest, can you suggest other players for around his same value that will score pretty well (considering there price)?

          • Max says:

            I got a good feeling about claye beams but others think not from reasearch he could be as consistent as simon black which should bfing in some nice cash. dont trust the other mid pricers though!

  291. team changa says:

    any comments pleaseDEF= Hanley, Gibbs, Duffield, Bock, Pedersen, Staker SUBS= Terlich, Curran

    MIDS= Ablett, Pendles, danger, crouch, mayes, K Stevens, Ball, Viney. SUBS= Omeara colquhoun.

    RUCKS= Mumford, Leunberger. SUBS= rowe currie.

    FWD= Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Varcoe, Byrnes, Lecras. SUBS= Daniher kerridge

    218k left :/

  292. team changa says:

    any comments pleaseDEF= Hanley, Gibbs, Duffield, Bock, Pedersen, broughton SUBS= staker, Curran

    MIDS= Ablett, Pendles, danger, crouch, mayes, K Stevens, Ball, Viney. SUBS= Omeara colquhoun.

    RUCKS= Mumford, Leunberger. SUBS= rowe currie.

    FWD= Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Varcoe, Byrnes, Lecras. SUBS= Daniher kerridge

    218k left :/

  293. Max says:

    Good looking Team.
    Perhaps stevenson/pittard for bock For Bock down back. Then ugprade mayes to mund or shuey if you can afford him, because the mids are a tad weak.

  294. team changa says:

    i moved bock to forward line for lecras, put ately in for broughton, put terlich in for duffield moved colq from mid sub into bl sub for staker.

    mid reads like this now, gary pendle danger gaff ball crouch koby meara subs mayes and viney.

    deff hanley gibbs duffield atley pederson terlich

    fl buddy cox rocky varcoe byrne bock 183k left

  295. kRusty says:

    Pretty much set on this structure. Not quite decided between Shuey/Redden/Gaff/Fyfe/NDS as M5 yet. Plenty of cash left to shuffle (147,800)

    Not really a mid price fan so try and keep it GnR for the most part.

    Goddard Gibbs Hanley Broughton Goodes Pittard (Thurlow Terlich)

    Gaz Pendles Swan Shuey Mundy K.Mitchell Crouch O’Meara (Viney T.Mitchell)

    NicNat Berger (Rowe Currie)

    Cox Rockliff Wright Dusty Mcaffer Staker (Kerridge Lee)

    Rookies all suspect but have the $ to swap a few if needed.

    Toyed with the idea of cutting Shuey for Walker/Johnson in the Fwds.

    • team changa says:

      nat wont play for 4rounds, k mitchell is rookie listed so is goodes. mcaffer has no spot in the pies team does he?? fl is very weak i feel. dusty can be a swap for lecras, with extra money upgrade mcaffer to varcoe or byrnes, maybe use staker as a def sub instead of thurlow. and trade wright in with enough cash to upgrade to roughhead for a fwd ruck swing.. besides that pretty solid def/mid