Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Podcast – pre round 3

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Gather around my beloved fantasy footy community and take heed. The two trades that you make this week are two of the most critical that you will make all year.

Player prices will change after this week so now is the last chance you will get to snag a bargain before prices go through the bloody roof. It’s also your last chance to offload any bludgers before their price drops.

We look at the must haves this week and also at the blokes that we reckon need to be scrapped from your teams after another ball tearing round of the best game in the planet.

The strategy this week is simple my friends. You need to trade your ring off.

Would love to hear your stories from the weekend’s fantasy footy –


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Just replaced Roughead with Mike Pyke and Jonathan Brown with Jimmy Bartel ! Should be scoring pretty high now 😛


Not to sure about that… Roughhead v mike pyke is a bit sideways I reckon.. How bout leunberger, get a bit more cash.. And I had had jimmy last year and for his price I felt like I got burnt a bit


keep Roughead, he will come good this week 110+


Watched The Rough closely last week and hes got the Mojo Back.With Bailey and Hale doing the ruck and using Rough as a sweeping Attacker, I think his score will remain around the 80 to 100 range for the few and then go crazy in rounds 8,9 10.Might pay to lose him now and bring him back later if you dont make many trades?. good luck

Dave Rudders

With all due respect Shannan in my humble opinion this is not a good trade. Roughead will average more than Pyke for the rest of the season…you can take that to the bank. I have a huge amount of respect for Pyke and what he has achieved but Roughead is beginning to work his way back into form. Just my opinion and I wish you the best of luck.


g'day Jock, pulled out a personal best, getting in the top 1000. Scored 2387.
What ya reckon on Jobe Watson, looking the goods!


Always looks goo mate, Had 2 cracking games although the latter being Melbourne


Hey jock this week I got 2307 backed up from last weeks 2400 I’m ranked 670. This is my 4th year in supercoach ur tips have really helped me cheers brother. This week in having trouble trading I’m thinking of downgrading duffield to pittard and trading karnezis to rockcliff this will also give me $200,000 is this a good move or should I look elsewhere. Thanks jock


Excellent effort Ben! You're putting many of us to shame.

Yes those are two very solid trades mate, especially with the way your team is scoring you obviously don't have many other problems to deal with.

Danny Atkinson

Bennell gone, young libba is in….More points, more free cash

Zorko the bloody craptastic is out on his arse, neade is in – same average, frees up cash for later upgrades.

Bottom line is I have no room for non performers and I'm sure as buggery not going to drop 200k odd on two players after the price jumps. Still put up 2300 but could have been far better…bless your heart Jamie Elliott


Lib has been doing well agreed and could take off but faces richmond next week so might be limited?

Great podcast fellas. Ryder gone for nick reiwoldt who should kick a ton against gws i hope and karzenis to kennedy (WCE) against melb next who should also kick a ton. Don't have dwyer but see how i go.

Danny Atkinson

They'll put a hard tag on griffin and libbas a contested ball winner and tackling machine – hard to tag those players out of the game. Might not put up another 130 but won't be far off the pace. Either way he's a bloody damn site safer bet than bennell at this point who can't break a tag tomsave himself


234 this round mate! 519 overall got 2431 started the best going to be a big season for me!


1439 overall!! Very excited. 2361 week 1, 2301 week 2.

Thanks to Jock and the Team and the community for all the help, tips and advice.

Jock I'm sure the podcast will be a cracker as always. Will listen to it in the morning.


Thanks Jock. Had a listen this morning and as expected it was a cracker!!

Having a bit of a play at the moment. What do you think??
Trade 1) Ryder out Dwyer in. Dwyer may only be in a few weeks due to JS but want to generate some cash and his points till he’s upgraded.
Trade 2) Kane Mitchell out Cotchin in. 1st of the premium elite upgrades done

SC Legend.

Worth keeping Karnesiz and what to do with Lecras?
Maybe a downgrade Karnesiz to Neade and Lecras to Rockcliff?

The Old Dylan

Dwyer could be worth a look too if you don’t already have him. Looked great today, and if jolly is out for a few it might improve his JS if Collingwood need to move a tall from the forward


Ben Hudson will probably be coming in

Eagle Boiii

Lecca was just on the news here in WA, he said he wants to play against the Dees


Thoughts on Kane Cornes people?


No mate. Kane Cornes isn't as much value as say a murphy, or a Sam Mitchell or even the players around the 600,000+ mark if you have enough cash.


Don't Forget he has played Melbourne and GWS In the opening rounds… Perhaps the reason for his big scores.


Lets not forget kornes was a scoring machine and on the must have list until primus took over


I've traded bennell for crouch and currie for leunberger, team is shaping up nicely.


Went Karnezis to Dwyer and M.Murphy to Watson.
Hoping to snag Leuenberger next week with 208k in the bank currie to make way. Then put cox in fwd line for Rowe. 90+ and Leuwy is straight in!


Yeah that's exactly what I'm doing! I've got mummy and Jacobs as main ruck, then Rowe and currie with coz in the fwd line, then I'm happy with my rucks and won't change them all year as of they get injured the replacements are adequate!


Great stuff guys, certainly needed all the help I can get after a terrible Rd 2!

Biggest problem is now Taylor Walker. He is getting mauled out there, but the forward line is so bloody thin after 2 rounds out there I'd just feel like I'm chasing scores which is never a good tactic. People say Bartel, but his big scores were situational (goals to win games always big point winners). Only real move I can think of is the one Higgo mentioned with trading him for down to Dwyer and then go from there. Makes me sad though, my head told me not to go with Tex, but I love the guy, so I put him in my team. There's a lesson there for all you SuperCoach youngsters out there.

Agree somewhat between Jock and CrouchingOne regarding Port Adelaide. Reckon they'll be the 9-11 range, just a game or two out of the 8. They've beaten Melbourne and GWS, nothing to be beating your chest about there. Definitely improved from last year though and I'd rate them a serious chance to beat Adelaide next week.


Karnezis > Dwyer
Robinson > Bartel (Robbo loses 50k next week has BE of 182)
Yes or No?


Karny to Dwyer sounds solid but I would leave Robbo where he is. It's mainly because he was knocked out in Rd 1 that he has a massive BE.

The main reason JimmyB exploded was because he kicked the winning goal but he can have his quiet weeks as well that may leave you scratching your head in coming weeks.

Virtually every coach will have a few players that will drop in value. It's the nature of the caper so don't get too concerned by that. More important are the reasons why for any decline in value.

If you posted your team I reckon I could offer a few alternative trade suggestions as surely Robbo to Bartel wouldn't be your second best move after two rounds??


what to do with j toumpas…, projected to go down in price, thinking upgrading him to boak/corns/liberatore?, already got viney, wines, omera and crouch as mid rookies. also trading karnezis down to dwyer to free up cash


Sounds like a good move. Reckon Boak or Libba would be your best two bets out of those 3.


Yeah OUCH over Toumpas, could be the first I've ever seen to go down in price over the first price rise…


Easy decision is OUT Carnagezis and Newman
Hard decision is who to bring IN.

Rookie DEF in heath and a prem FWD in rockliff/bartel
Rookie FWD in Dwyer/Neade and a Prem DEF in Shaw, Waters

But Hanley and Dixon as mid prices do look very tempting

Will be a long week of contemplating


Higgo you're normally spot on with your stats but you've got yourself a little confused on this occasion with Berger's value. He's actually $234K in DT no SC. In SC he's actually $301K.

Also whilst we are at it I'm not sure where you got your BE for Dusty. It's only 99 which is very gettable so you're quite right he's a definite keeper especially against the Doggies this week.


G'day m8. Any idea of L Plowman's BE? I can't find it anywhere. Need to fix it up. He's stinking up my bench, but I've also to Gwilt out injured, so trying to sus out which one to downgrade for Brown from Adelaide. Cheers!


Yeah sure mate Plowman's BE this weekend is only 25 which should be very easily attainable assuming he plays and is not vested which is unlikely for a key defender I would've thought.

Still it's certainly worth considering a sideways trade to a lock Port defender or Brown from Adelaide as you mentioned and freeing up a little bit of cash.

Btw can't you just click on his name in your team line-up to get this info? I've had Supercoach gold for a few years now but thought you could still get all the basic info like BEs for free by just clicking on the dude's name??

If not I reckon it's worth getting a gold subscription for only $20 for the entire year as it's essential for anyone who loves fantasy footy.


Thanks for getting back to me. I had to get SC Gold to get that info, but glad you let me know with lots of valuable info there. I've already got Pittard & Stevenson, and I reckon Brown from ADE has got the job security over Heath from PA. Would you suggest downgrading to Brown from Gwilt, or from Plowman. I'm leaning towards leaving Plowman on the bench for a bit while his price increases and freeing up some cash with Gwilt in the meantime considering he's out for a while yet. I've got the same issue with the Frenchman and Karnezis in my fwd line. Thoughts? I'm pretty happy with the way it's going so far with a solid score of 2391 ranking me at 820 for round 2, 3483 overall. Cheers m8 for your help.


Sammy Dwyer… I really want to bring him in (for Ryder) because i want in on that 80k price rise, but will he be a regular fixture in the side or will he have to make way for the likes of Thomas when they return? Am i better off switching to a Rockliff instead?


Would you keep Daniher from the Bombers? He hasn't played yet, but he keeps being among the best on ground in the reserves. Should I get rid of him or keep him?

Danny Atkinson

They're gonna nurse the big fella through this year, he may get games here and there but I'd be stunned if played even half the season- especially given the teams strength at the moment. That said if touchy stu crameri is injured he may get a run in the next couple of weeks. I'd trade him outnif you don't have cover.


What to do with vlastuin? Is he going to get a game soon


I would convert him to one of the Port lock rookies (or perhaps Terlich) especially if he is not named again this weekend.

Petterd who is ahead of him performed nicely last Friday and should retain his spot in the team. Even if V gets a guernsey on the bench I reckon he's a strong candidate for the green vest as Ellis who was vested in Rd 2 would probably get the starting nod over him too.

He will no doubt prove be a good player for the Tiges during the course of the season but don't believe he offers the best value to Supercoaches at this point in time.


Dude I ditched the Vlaustinator and went for Pittard this week. He's gonna jump up a fair whack after this round and the big V ain't going no where fast. In the next month Port have 3 tough fixtures and GC so I'm hoping there will be a fair bit of work for their backline to do. Plus we know that Pitts is going to be a higher value than Vlaustin until he's chalked up 3 starts, at which time you can trade Pittard for him and turn a crappy mid fielder into Watson. BAM, and the dirt is gone!


Reckon he wil get more red jumper time than full game time


I think Zorko the Magnificent hasn't been quite so magnificent. Trade him out and then have him become an upgrade target between rounds 6-8?


Another great call guys.

Early doors but looking at one trade karny to Rowe. With Dyer and neade playing well its worth the punt.

If gray is selected will also consider varcoe to gray but probably give gray a week first.

Will stick fat with danger and zorko, especially zorko as no other forward has really put their hand up yet at the top end.


what do i do about bloody sam kerridge from the crows and karnezis??


get rid of them


to who in the fwd line? i have already mcaffer neade, and dwyer already in the mid


Swap Dwyer into your FWD line and then trade in for a mid rookie you don't have.


Need to get rid of Roughie; Bailey has really hurt his scoring. Also need to offload the injured Gwilt. I have cover for him but would rather not rely on yet another backline rookie.

Looking at going Roughie to Leuenberger and Gwilt to Hanley. Will leave me with an extra 100k in the bank, as well.

The other option is Roughie to Goldstein, and then Gwilt to Hibberd or a similar price player. Safer ruck option, but not as good for the backline.


I prefer the first option Tim especially if you have most of the lock rookies already.


Roughhead out for JJ Kennedy
Walker out for Luenberger
I have burnt 4 trades but have $900K in bank
I have Omeara, Vines, Wines, Dwyer, Viney, Crouch, Blicavs, Pittard, Stevenson, Goodes, & Rowe for cash generation


Didn't use any trades in round 1 why would i with 2410 HAHA, but 2180 got me a little disappointed this round. Should I trade out Macaffer for Dwyer, and Matt Jones for Crouch? Also, a little down on Jack Steven but probably going to keep him in for a while longer, hoping he'll really breakout. Thought?


Crouch only played 1 game so wait.


Yeah you can wait on Crouch because his price will be changing in round 4.


Jones is one of the best scoring rookies, so to trade him to Couch is a bad sideways trade, assuming he plays this week.

McCaffer to Dwyer I am also unsure about as the issue of Dwyers job security remains problematic, yes he will go up $80k IF he gets picked, but McCaff also goes up around $20-40k as well. Do you have any spuds to trade out?


Stevens had 'hamstring tightness' in round one, round two he was vested possibly in precaution from round one, BUT when he came on apparently he dominated.

I'm going to be keeping him, but anyone you can downtrade to Dwyer to generate cash like a varcoe?

I smell another 2012 Zorko in Dwyer…


What is the mathematical formula for BE higgo?


Monfries, Moloney or Parker????


Moloney has the best opponents next few rounds.


Moloney may have better opponents for scoring but Parker is the best player of the lot. Lots of tackles and contested posessions. Have been on Parker for a while, and is ready to become the 2013 Dangerfield.


So fardone 4 trades

Shuey to Wines

Jabobs to Luke Brown (pod rookie 130k 97 points)

Hale to Leunberger

Karnezis to Dwyer 943 k left

Ranked 8,000


pod rookie – lol'd


Pure GOLD Jock if podcasting has ever been better, I've never heard it.

Trading down to a couple of rookies that slipped through my net earlier, banking cash and ready to storm.


Finally got rid of two problem children in Roughy and Rich and in comes Dwyer and Moloney which frees up nearly $600K. Good riddance you fellas are now someone else's problem!

Zorko gets a reprieve of one more week to beat up on GCS and prove his worth but if still can't get the job done then in will come Leuey and another $200K to the war chest.

Looking forward to picking up Pav and Buddy in the bargain bin in the next 3 or 4 weeks so gee it would be lovely if they had a couple more quietish weeks between now and then. 🙂

This will then leave Karny as the only sore spot left on my team but hopefully he can hold his value until either Pav or Buddy becomes cherry ripe and then it will be sayonara sunshine.


Trading Rough ahead of Karnezis?

Is that due to Roughs BE? What is it?


Yes his value drop is a consideration probably at least $40K in just one week by the looks. But the main factor leading to this decision is that I've seen enough to indicate that Bailey's inclusion each week is really hurting Roughy's scores as he barely gets any ruck time any more.

He actually had a pretty good game for a forward on the weekend but even then could only manage 89pts, well shy of the 105 average he needs to generate to justify the $550K investment. He may prove me wrong of course but it's a move I feel compelled to make before more damage is done.

Karny has been horrid too but was affected by the vest so prepared to give him one last go. If he doesn't perform ok he will be traded out next week for Leuey.


I feel like you should give Rich another week, he's got GCS, North, then Melbourne coming up. Could easily av. for 120 over the 3 games.


I had a choice of keeping Zorko or Rich for one more week and I'm choosing to give Zorko one more go. It's a tough call I know and will just have to see what happens on the weekend.

It seems that Rich starring in the NAB campaign has put the target on his back even more than usual. So I expect oppositions to continue this trend at making it their number 1 priority to shut him down as the strategy has delivered the Lions no wins thus far.

So I'll let Moloney take advantage of the favourable Lions draw you mentioned instead as his value is certain to rise markedly and it's all about producing a decent stepping stone to another elite mid anyway.

I believe it's a move Higgo supports as well if you've heard last night's podcast and I agree with him on this one.


I'm in the same situation regarding ROUGHEAD, I have not made any trades yet but I will make 2 trades this week. So far I have only scored 2166 & 2091
My ROOKIES so far are: DEFENCE: L Stevenson, B Goodes, J Pittard, D Terlich
MIDFIELD: O Wines, J O'Meara, J Viney, N Kommer
RUCK: M Blicavas, S Rowe, D Currie
FORWARD: J Neade, B Macaffer

I am wanting to trade out: LeCras and bring in Kennedy and also trade out Roughead and bring in Dwyer. This will give me $538,100 in the bank.

If I do those 2 trades as mentioned above, my team as a whole would then be:
+$538,100 in the bank

My thinking is then, after round 4 is completed I can trade out KOMMER for CROUCH and can consider trading out CURRIE for LEUENBERGER
This will still leave me with approximately $370,000 in the bank depending how much KOMMER goes up in value.

I can then use J JENKINS as a DPP FORWARD/RUCK and then look at upgrading to better players between rounds 6 to 9

My only real concern is would I be better off trading out ROUGHEAD for someone like MONFRIES or even someone like BARTELL.
If I chose to get BARTELL or someone around that price range will only leave me with about $100,000 and if I took the chance to bring in MONFRIES for ROUGHEAD that would leave me with around $270,000 in my bank.

Your advice would be HUGELY appreciated. Good Luck to ALL.


I would trade Roughy for Dwyer unless if Dwyer isn't named in which case it's probably worth going Monfries. Generally the more cash you have spare over the next 2 or 3 weeks the better I reckon.

I have over $700K in the war chest now and could increase to over $900K next week depending on whether Zorko performs or not.

I expect to start upgrading to premiums by as early as Rd 5 or 6.

Cold Pies

how far away is stevie j…he seems to be a forgotton premo


I think at least another 2-3 weeks as he recovers from surgery.


Hi Jock what should I do with Callan Ward from GWS. Averaging 90 with a breakeven of 153, and has got in the next 3 weeks St.Kilda, Melbourne and Gold Coast. Should I trade or stick with him? Scored 2405 with him as captain also.


My dilemmas that i needhelp with

What should I do if I have a rookie who is not playing and doesn't exactly look like playing? Eg currie, Tom lee (also vlastuin but ill hold him for a while)

Ruckmen: so I have sauce Jacobs and mummy, I also have cox in the forward line to swap with Rowe if one of those 2 ruckmen gets injured.. Should I worry about making a trade such as this or old it be pointless.

Out zorko and varcoe: in Dwyer and someone like fyfe, thus freeing up enough cash to snag leunberger next week or is it just a waste having so any ruckmen?



Thoughts on Haneberry


I have him mate hes had to average games, but the blokes a ball magnet and kicking genius… should average atleast 90-100 Worth a keep as a Point of Difference


Leunberger for currie would be the trade**. Forgot to mention


Any roookies i could trade for bennel, need to generate cash, i have omeara,wines,viney,crouch who should i get in? OR i could get sam mitchell




Maybe someone who can make a lot of money: Moloney, Parker, Aaron Mullett


Jump on tiny Libber mate! Cheaper and scoring double!!


who should i get for Lecras monfries jkenedy byrnes


Probably JJK. Should have his wicked way against the Deeplorables this weekend for a massive price rise next week.


Get in KENNEDY that's a no brainer, I will be doing the same thing.


Can I please have someone's opinion on Dangerfield? With a break even of 201, he's expected to drop nearly $50k! I've already used one trade (Lecras–> Kennedy) so what's a better option for my second trade

A) Dangerfield –> Watson/Swallow/Ablett/Parker/Mitchell

B) Karnezis –> Dwyer

I don't know which one would be more beneficial for my SCORE in rounds 3,4 & 5. Already have $300k in the bank so am sitting pretty nicely there..

Help anyone please?


Surely you have to back in Dangerfield. He will hold his value for the rest of the year so you will probably get more good then bad from this point forward.

Karnezis to Dwyer is a much better option especially as Dwyer is set to increase big time, unless he gets dropped next week for one of collingwoods returning stars, then I don't have a clue 😀


Danger is a football genius mate, he'll average 110+ come seasons end.


Yeah, come season's END. I need cash generation and high scores now. I would upgrade a rookie to Dangerfield later in the year.


Option b mate


I have Dangerfield and think he is a MUST HOLD however considering you dont have ABLETT the great, IF you had to make a trade I would be getting ABLETT.

Your other option for trading out Karnezis for Dwyer is a definite MUST.


I would say Danger to Watson, Mitchell Or Swallow, those players are all likely to undergo hefty price rises


try mullet or parker with cash in hand


hey community
Firstly should i trade out roughy, his scores have been heavily effected by the inclusion of
Bailey and Hale leading to his poor average of 73.
I've got two options up my sleeve they are to

1. Switch roughy into forward line for cox into the ruck. Then sell roughy for bartel or another premium.

2. Downgrade roughy to Leunberger and then upgrade Karnezis.

I would love some feedback guys bear in mind option 1 uses 1 trade



Switch Roughy into the Forward line, then trade him to Dwyer.


Hello Community…….

Firstly Podcast was really good and i loved it………great work guys…..

I am a 2nd year student to Supercoach and would like to thank Jock, Higgo, Crouchingone and rest of the community for helping me out in sorting out my team to start with……and yes i know its a long journey its not finished yet……..

My score in the 1st 2 rounds are,
1st Round Score…….2,260
2nd Round Score……2,342

Currently ranked 3,372 overall…..

I did use couple of trades last week…….

Trades Last week….

Out LeCras In Dwyer
Out Currie in JJKennedy by swinging S Rowe into rucks…..

I have got 3 off the premiums and couple of mid priced players who are not performing for what they are worth…..thinking of using 2 more trades before the prices shoots through the roof…….

The Premiums who are not performing,
1. Dangerfield……i know he did alright but up to his standards….BE of 201 and a projected price drop of $43,000 (and yes if he scores more than his projected score of 105 the price drop will also reduce!!!)…..

2. Zorko the Magnificent……Is he really "Magnificent"???….BE of 169….and projected price drop of $35,800 (and yes if he scores more than his projected score of 89 the price drop will also reduce!!!)…..

3. Roughead…..BE of 177….and projected price drop of $42,200 (and yes if he scores more than his projected score of 82 the price drop will also reduce!!!)…..


1. DEF – J Russell (Collingwood) – $266,000…….he is not going to drop in price……but is he worth keeping in the team when you have likes of L Brown & H Campbell as a rookie options…..???

2. P Karnezis…..thinking of trading him out definitely this week……..not sure though…

Trading options below……

OPT – 1:

OUT….Russell & IN….L Brown or H Campbell (not sure who to go with, please help….)
OUT….Karnezis & IN…J Neade

OPT – 2:
OUT….Zorko & IN…Cyril Rioli
OUT…Karnezis & IN….J Neade

OPT – 3:
OUT….Zorko & IN….J Neade
OUT….Roughead……& IN…..Leuenberger

OPT – 4:
OUT….Dangerfield & IN……J Watson
OUT…Zorko & IN…..Cyril Rioli…..

Which option do you guys think is worth going for…….Please help…..any help would be highly appreciated…..

Thank you


Option 4


Karnezis Neade and Roughy Leuey


jock what are you doing or would you do with greg broughton?? whens he back


Zorko next 3 games are against GC ,North Melb and Melbourne . Is he worth keeping or beat the price drop and used my 2nd trade?. Ive use my first trade trading H, bennell OUT and Rockliff IN?. AnY suggestion out there from my SC family. TThanks


Yes I'm hanging on to him for at least one more week as the Lions have a very favourable draw coming up as you've indicated.

If he has a stinker again he will be goneskies next week though so will need to hit at least 95 to likely remain in my team.


Hey boys just wondering what my two biggest issues are with:
– J Roughead
– L Plowman
– J Toumpas
– P Karnezis

I will most likely look to downgrade two, into two rookies to generate cash.

Cheers, James


Definitely Toumpas who needs to go for another lock rookie. Toumpas like nearly all Dees players (perhaps Viney excepted) should be avoided like the plague as the clobberings are likely to continue against the Eagles desperate to get their first win of the season.

It's tougher after that. I'd say Roughy would probably be next on the list as I've seen enough now to know that Bailey's impact is going to continue to hurt Roughy's scores.

However Plowman to a Port lock rookie defender is certainly worth considering as well before the big price jumps. At least he is playing each week and should easily achieve his BE so perhaps not as pressing as moving on Roughy imho.

Karny is probably worth giving one last go as the Lions do have a tasty draw over the next 3 weeks. But if he gets vested again or better yet omitted (i.e. no price drop) than he has to go the following week too.


Cheers appreciate i agree with you ill look into trading toumpas this week and most likely roughead. Thanks


I have these four as well (& Newman). Given Plowmans role he just won’t score, so I will trade him for Pittard.

The next trade is the difficult one. Yes roughy will drop but given that there are no other viable FWD options, I will keep him and expect 80-100pts out of him.

Karnezis still represents value in an under performing squad, who play GCS and Melb over the next three weeks. Keep also and see he travels over the next 3 weeks, hopefully without the dreaded vest.

That leaves me trading out a playing rookie for the first time ever! Melbourne are shambolic and will get another roasting this week in Perth so the second trade must be Toumpas out, and Wines in narrowly ahead of Whitfield (although given GWS play Melb and the Aints in the next 2 rounds, he maybe the better bet)


Please help. I don’t know what to do with karnezis. I have Dwyer neade and macaffer. So I don’t know what to do


Have enough cash to upgrade him to J.J Kennedy?


Could always do a small trade down to ricky petterd, similar scoring potential


No I don’t but I’m trading lecras down to him so I don’t know who else


I don't suppose you have a DPP FWD/MID in your midfield such as Neade or Dwyer perhaps??

If you do then you could always swing that guy into your forward and replace Karny with one of the plethora of lock rookie mids.


Watts to Monfries and Karnezis to JJ Kennedy for me.
Looking at those couple of mid pricers to turn into premiums by years end. Thios leaves me with Danger, Zorko, Kommer and Duffman to some extent with underperforming averages.


what do you reckon about Dixon jock? worth putting him in over watts?


Bannell and k Mitchel out for molony and wines? Gives me 122k. What do you guys think? Any better options?


Don't trade Mitchell he will generate enormous cash as soon as he gets a full game!


Alright thanks for that, how does Bannell and Karnezis out for Watson and Neade?


thoughts on Ben Howlett. I know not to chase scores but surely he cant be ignored?


Thinking of getting either Howlett or Liberatore in for Bennell.


Hey Jock just freed up some cash after a horror week by trading Karnezis for Sammy Dwyer. Now should I trade out Taylor or Varcoe?
If Taylor probably well not sure yet.

If Varcoe either Liberatore or Moloney
What are your thoughts?


Also considering trading in Howlett for Zorko, or is Moloney a better option to top up bank account? Cyril for Tex?


I wouldn't jump on Cyril just yet for Tex. I'd go for Rockliff instead he's playing some good footy. Hewlett for Zorko could be the goods too.


Hey guys, how does Karnezis to Dwyer, Varcoe to JJK sound?


Forward line is : Rockliff, Cox, Wright, Zorko, Varcoe, Karnezis (Neade, Macaffer)


Seems like a reasonable thing to do assuming Dwyer is named this week of course.


Very happy with how my team is performing, consistently scoring 2250 over two rounds however looking at the top teams this year I believe that once these rookies' prices are higher enough to cash in I hopefully will be able to make a strong push to hopefully go inside the top 1000.
HOWEVER, my only problem is that I am stuck with Dangerfield and don't have one of Josh Kennedy or Watson which is pushing the top teams away (especially seeing as Watson will score MONSTROUS scores over the next 10 weeks as Essendon makes their usual early season run) and also stuck with the high priced Vlastuin on the bench who is only likely to get a sub vest if named.

Is it worth trading Vlastuin down to Luke Brown to just get enough cash to upgrade Danger to Watson?? I am a strong beleiver in NON sideways trading but in this case Dangerfields short run may put me too far behind the leaders by the time he gets anywhere near Watsons level OR by the time the cash cows can be traded in for Watson.



Keep dangerfield, he won't be tagged this week

Watson in WA against fremantle, expect Crowley to tag him like there's no tomorrow


The only department I have to fix this week is my forward line.
I am looking to trade Watts out (100% sure) and maybe Karnezis.
Question is, who do I go for?
Already have Mcaffer, Rowe and Neade…


Karnezis for Dwyer?? The kid can play!!


Only concern is Dwyer's JS.
If I went on with this trade, probably just for the money…


What do you think of the trades.
M. Robinson for j. Kennedy of the west.
Karnezis for Rockliffe.
Kept Zorko for another week as Brisbane have a run of 3 easy games to come.
Fingers crossed.


Indeed sound like decent moves to me mate.


Hey guys not sure what to do this week have all the rookies i want except for maybe wines my problem players are karnezis, shuey, zorko, robinson and danger not sure what to do. any tips?


Yeah, get wines in. What are your MID rookies? Shuey will be fine, Zorko will be fine, Robbo, not sure how much his concussion affected him yesterday, we know that concussion wears on for a fair while. Danger will be fine.


ive got crouch, o meara, kane mitchell and viney


Karnezis out, Neade in
Bannell out, Watson or Maloney in??
If I bring Watson in i only have 26k left, but if I bring Maloney in I have 311k. I need someone else’s opinion please!?


How are you scoring with your current team? Maloney is looking like he'll be a 100 point scorer, so if you feel OK missing out on the extra 20-40 points a game Watson might get you i'd go Maloney as it'll leave you with an extra 300K and Maloney will also make money for you too.


Traded out Dangerfield for Moloney Danger goes down about 50k round 3 just wondering if this is a smart move the week after i'll trade out Kane mitchell the dud and bring in watson or mitchell. Thoughs??


Is Sam Mitchell a good POD prospect? Or too risky??


He's fairly consistent


I think it would be a low risk acquisition especially with his price set to explode. It may be a long time before you can get him below $600K again if you don't pick him up this week.

Of course the main thing this week is to ensure you have all the rookie locks as well as key premiums like GAJ and Rocky. But if you do then and you have no other bad premium or mid price performers then I say go get him son!

Ross Was Lyon

Higgo in the Pod Cast, you bring up the idea of trading out Tex Walker for Dwyer from Collingwood for a cash injection. Good in theory but how secure is he in the Pies line up? Dale Thomas is to return not to mention other senior players. I also don't recall any mention of him be elevated off of the rookie list so his time could be limited. Thoughts?


T.Lee out Neade/dwyer in? who do i take because dwyer with the pies will get a rough run an neade with port will have more security? THOUGHTS ?


Varcoe out Kennedy in??


hold on varcoe trust me he will rise in price


2 trades to do:

Gwilt to L Brown – should have done that last week 🙁

K Stevens to Crouch Wait till next week?

Blicavs/Rough/Ryder to Berger – Cant decide who. Next week? Ruckman I have are Cox, Kreuzer, Rough, Ryder, Blicavs, Rowe.

Karnezis to JJK – This seems to make the most sense off the lot. Or stick with Karnezis due to easy draw next month?

Dangerfield, Varcoe, Newman other problems but I think I’ll stick fat with them



Lee out Dwyer in?


thinking the same thing but dwyer is collingwood with beams thomas krakouer to all come back maybe even didak


Lee in Dwyer out


I have Zac Smith, Karnezis, Rich, Gaff and Watts. Which 2 should I trade out, my team is a disaster zone.


Watts (OUT) Dwyer (IN)
Karnezis (OUT) Kennedy (IN)

My first 2 trades for the year.

Muneem Alam

Am doing the exact same champ, only problem is really with the likes of didak, beams, daisy and clint young, dwyer will not really be getting regular games


I was looking at Dwyer for Watts earlier i had no idea if it was a good move it would give you about 250k though
I think you should get Karnezis a down grade to Dwyer and get Watts an upgrade


Could some please give me a reply about this
Fwd: Watts -> Westhoff
It will give me about 30k
Westhoff's average is 131.50

Big Will

Michael Walters anyone?

Big Will

Not sure why everyone's still considering trading out Danger? He got a solid 107 and should only get better


Because his break even is 201 and 107 is not good enough for someone who is at $636k. He should be getting 120+


I've got a few problems I want to sort out over the next couple of weeks. Question is, which do I deal with first?

Bennell out (BE 180)- thinking of bringing Howlett, Liberatore or Fyfe in.
Karnezis out (BE 86) – can bring J.Kennedy in with first two, but not with Fyfe.

Or other than Karnezis, there is a twofold ruck/forward issue:

Ryder and Roughead have break evens of around 180. Going to loose out. But both have the potential to come good (I think). Had Ryder last year until he was injured and he scored well. Bellchambers improvement is effecting his scores. Similar case with Roughy and Bailey.

May have to take the hit with them, and deal with one or the other next week, as there are some cheaper rucks scoring well.

Any advice as to what I need to deal with first?? Would be appreciated.


If you downgrade rucks, Berger is the only option cheaper than Kruezer I’d consider.

Of those mids I’d only choose Fyfe. Highest ceiling by an mile.

So with Karnezis I would downgrade to Neade/Dwyer/Macaffer in that pecking order if you don’t have them. Other option is back him to improve over next month against weaker teams or find cash somewhere to get JJK – he’s the best Karnezis trade option if you can afford him.

Hope that helps


Yeah, thanks for that. It's opened up my thinking either way.

For example: Could go Ryder to Kruezer, and Bennell to Mitchell

or else: Ryder to Burger, and Bennell to Watson (or anyone else for that matter).

Deal with Karnezis next week, as against GC, he could pull his finger out and reach his break even of 86. (I've got Neade, Dwyer and Macaffer already btw.)

PINQ! Makeup & Beauty

what do we think of taylor walker to monfries


JJK > Monfries


Gwilt downgrade to L Brown vs Heath?
JS similar probably Brown in front.
Scoring similar so far Heath slightly in front but have played 2 weak teams in good wins.

L Brown $135k
Heath $115k

I’m leaning to L Brown



So after 2 rounds and scores of 2361 and 2301 I'm sitting at an overall ranking of 1439.

Team is this

Backs: Gibbs, Goddard, Heppell, B Goodes, J Pittard, L Stevenson (Heath, Terlich)

Mids: GAJ, Pendles, Kennedy, Dangerfield, Moloney, O'Meara, Viney, Wines (K Mitchell, K Stevens)

Rucks: Jacobs, Jenkins (Blicavs, Daw)

Fwds: Rockliff, Cox, JJKennedy, Ryder, Dusty, Neade (Macaffer, Karnezis)

My thoughts are this I will use 2 trades this week and your help with the T/Up T/Down would be appreciated

T/Up Ryder downgrade to Dwyer and Upgrade K Mitchell to Cotchin Leaves me with $20K in the bank
(Then next week move K Stevens to Crouch)

T/Down Ryder downgrade to Dwyer and swap K Mitchell to Crouch now. Leaving me with approx $520K in the bank
Then next week upgrade K Stevens to Cotching/Watson/Swan or Karnezis to Franklin)

I'm leaving the cash generating rookies in and want to remove the others as there's no need to hold for another 3 weeks for more cash if I don't have to.

Love to hear your comments


I’d be trading K.Mitchell over Stevens. See Big Will’s post @ 1:13 re Stevens

Trading Ryder over Karnezis, Jenkins?


Jenkins I'm happy with at the moment – Ave 87.5 with a BE of 37 this week. Will hold for another couple of weeks before swapping to Leuy and taking the cash to upgrade to a premo elsewhere.

Ryder is set for big price drop ($46K) and given that I'm looking OK at the moment for scoring an looking to generate as much cash as possible by missing out on the price drop and bringing in Dwyer at $96K it's almost like I'm getting him for half price.

Karnezis has 3 easier games coming up so as long as he's playing then he should do OK but if he sits on the pine again this week then he may go too!


How are you calculating the break even scores needed?

Also, considering trading out Vlastuin for 400-500k midfielder. Any suggestions?


I have a huge dilemma, i was one of those stupid ones who picked byrnes and karnezis in the forward. now i am going to trade this week do i downgrade both or downgrade one and upgrade the other?? i also need help because i picked bloody ben jacobs in my defence, I need the wise words of JOCK REYNOLDS or anyone else!


It depends on the look of your FWD line, have you got cover on the bench? (Mcaffer, Neade, Dwyer?) I'd be looking to get at least one of them out but again it depends on your team and cash available. If you do't have Dwyer then maybe bring him in for Byrnes and upgrade Jacobs. Could even downgrade Jacobs to a firing rookie as there are a fair few in DEF at the moment and upgrade Byrnes to Monfries or Kennedy or if cash allows it go for a higher performing/reliable FWD. Just some options from what you've said there. The dilemma's never end do they! haha gotta love it


With 1 trade to go: (Already done Karnezis-J Kennedy)
$39k left
Team atm is:

D: Gibbs, Goddard, Goodes, Pittard, Stevenson, Newman
(Gwilt, Terlich)
M: Pendles, JPK, Swan, Fyfe, O’Meara, Wines, Danger, Stevens
(Viney, M Jones)
R: Kreuzer, Ryder
(Blicavs, Rowe)
F: Rockliff, Cox, JJK, Dwyer, Rough, Varcoe
(Neade, Macaffer)

Happy with all my rookies, only real ones I’d like to add in next week or 2 are Heath/L Brown and Crouch. Thinking Gwilt to the Def rookie and Jones to Crouch next week

I’d like to add Berger for Ryder/Rough?
Think trading Karnezis for JJK is a no brainer but I’m happy to be told otherwise

Thoughts? Feel free to give whatever advice you have community! 2 Very important trades this week


I'm sitting just out of the top 1000 after round 2 without any major issues, finally! The only one is Karni which may not be much of a problem at all with him as F6 and Mcaffer, Neade on the bench, it seems like the obvious move to trade him out for Dwyer and make a nice and early high mid pricer to elite trade. Looking good and a lot of thanks goes to hours of research here at JR! Cheers men 😉

Just trying to get my head around the projected price changes and it seems a bit odd to me that Hibberd who averaged 73 last year and should go into the first price change with an average around 90, yet by the looks of it will only go up about $15,000? Seems criminal! Any insight would be much appreciated.


Or another option:

Gwilt – Heath/Brown


Karnezis – Berger (Move Ryder FWD) Still have R/F swing with Rowe as R4

So really the question is JJK v Berger


Or Ryder to Berger and leave Karnezis. Thinking that’s the best


I agree. I'm getting rid of Ryder. Swap Ryder for Leuy/Goldstein/McEvoy


Not sure who to trade this week..

RUC: Cox, Leuenberger, Witts, Currie

FWD: Rockliff, Zorko, Karnezis, Macaffer, Neade, Roughhead, Rowe, Kerridge

Im thinking Karnezis definitely has to go this week… Thinking J.Kennedy will be a good replacement.

Then im not sure if i should get rid of one of my rucman who arent playing and possibly move rowe to the ruc and bring in Dwyer?
Get rid of Zorko or Roughy and bring in either a Premium Forward or possibly move Cox up to the FWD and get another Rucman…

Any suggestions? Cheers


Get rid of Roughy, move Cox across to the Fwds and bring in another ruck like Goldstein, McEvoy, Bellchambers or Minson (although not sold on the last 2)

Karnezis gone for JJK is a good move. I currently have both so Karnezis has 1 more week.


What do u think about trading roughy for someone like riewoldt, chapman or bartel?


2247 round 1 not a bad start. 2004 round 2, bit disappointed in my skipper (gazza) but traded smith for leuenberger and karnezis for Kennedy (west coast)


Birchall, Pearce Hanley, Gibbs, Goddard, goodes, Stevenson (pittard, terlich)

Watson, pendlebury, Ablett, Sam Mitchell, liberatore, O'meara, viney, wines (crouch, Dwyer)

Cox, leuenberger (blicavs, Rowe)

Forwards –
Bartel, rockliff, Elliott, josh Kennedy, Hawkins, neade (macaffer, tom lee)

$100,800 cash remaining


Strong team


How do u have so much money remaining?


Hey guys. Been watching all the posts and suggest that we don't panic trade.

I too have felt the pain of danger and zorko but been thinking.

I chose danger over Watson, zorko over barlett and swan over pendlebury.

But I chose these guys as my keepers so figure I will hold fat on those guys and just focus on the miss and rookies.

Suppose just suggesting that we don't sideways trade.

I hope this helps with the trade concerns. Just a thought, hopefully might help 😉


Yes agree that most sideways trades should be avoided unless for obvious reasons e.g. LeCras to JJK etc.

But if you have poorly performing premiums or mid pricers and you expect that trend to continue then they need to be moved on this week before big price adjustments occur.

Don't think there are many coaches that shouldn't burn both trades this week.


do i downgrade danger to the likes of a monolney then use the money get rid of new for birchell or get lunberg instead??

advise pplease


I think you should keep Dangerfield in your team, he is an absolute gun… Just had a slow start to the year. If you were asking if you should get Leunberger in your team I would suggest waiting on him one more round, his price changes in round 4 don't forget!


Should I replace Marc Murphy with Jobe Watson and Sam Mitchell?


Ain't nobody got time for dat!!.


I got 2,314 in round 1 and 2,180. I had Gary has captain. I got 30 trades and 100,000 in the bank. Should I trade Murphy to Watson? Or trade Zorko to Monfries? Or Varcoe to Monfries?


Murphy to Watson is to much of a sideways trade for my liking and I'm sitting on Zorko the magnificent for one more week before I make my mind up .


Ryder > JJK
Rich > Mitchell
Thinking Mitchell good bet considering Hawks have played WC and Cats and still averaging well what will he do against a poor opposition or should I go for another elite already have Ablett, Kennedy and Danger.

G Harbl

Mitchell is a very good call. Consistent scores, currently underpriced and set to go up. Sans a long term injury I'd lock him in if I could!


Trades this week

Watts –> Cambell Heath

Karnezis –> Sam Dwyer

Wondering what was going on when I decided to put Watts into my team, I think Crouching needs to deliver a fly kick…..

G Harbl

you know exactly what you were thinking! 163 in that nab cup game vs GC…surely this is finally going to be his year…? so many of us got sucked in, myself included.


Yeah sadly I have to agree with ya their mate, why do I always go with nab cup form… AHHHH!!!


Course I do Jock, when rookies are few and far between in that FWD line Neade is a must!


Who would you suggest as a good replacement for Harley Bennell? really tempted to let him go, just doesnt seem to be able to cope with the extra attention from opposition. Absolutely lost as to what to do with him. please help


I reckon you put in Dwyer, Moloney, Parker, Libba or one of the midfield rookies, if you're looking at generating cash look at trading him out ffor a rookie


I went Bennell to Maloney before the Rd 1 lockout. Libba looks good, but I imagine his scores might dip a bit when Boyd comes back soon. Either one of those two will generate cash for you though.


Great advise Jimbo, I feel the community are looking at price drops instead of Locks
Dangermouse Is a Lock for the season why trade him out because he drops 40K to plan to pick him up later? The Footy Gods will conspire to throw injury/suspension and just not selected or Gods forefend, Rested !!! in yoyur SC journey.
I have Zorko not trading him short term pain over short term gain.
I have a rule 'Never Trade on Monday'


what to do with roughhead


Get him out


Roughead = bin!

Competition from: Hale, Bailey, Franklin etc


I'm in the same situation regarding ROUGHEAD, I have not made any trades yet but I will make 2 trades this week. So far I have only scored 2166 & 2091
My ROOKIES so far are: DEFENCE: L Stevenson, B Goodes, J Pittard, D Terlich
MIDFIELD: O Wines, J O'Meara, J Viney, N Kommer
RUCK: M Blicavas, S Rowe, D Currie
FORWARD: J Neade, B Macaffer

I am wanting to trade out: LeCras and bring in Kennedy and also trade out Roughead and bring in Dwyer. This will give me $538,100 in the bank.

If I do those 2 trades as mentioned above, my team as a whole would then be:
+$538,100 in the bank

My thinking is then, after round 4 is completed I can trade out KOMMER for CROUCH and can consider trading out CURRIE for LEUENBERGER
This will still leave me with approximately $370,000 in the bank depending how much KOMMER goes up in value.

I can then use J JENKINS as a DPP FORWARD/RUCK and then look at upgrading to better players between rounds 6 to 9

My only real concern is would I be better off trading out ROUGHEAD for someone like MONFRIES or even someone like BARTELL.
If I chose to get BARTELL or someone around that price range will only leave me with about $100,000 and if I took the chance to bring in MONFRIES for ROUGHEAD that would leave me with around $270,000 in my bank.

Your advice would be HUGELY appreciated. Good Luck to ALL.


should i trade zorko or roughed?


I reckon Roughhead, lack of time in the ruck is going to hurt him this year…


I Personally would trade out Roughead. I'm in the same situation, Hawks have a tough next 5 rounds compared to the Lions, I would expect Zorko to at least score extremely high against Gold Coast & Melbourne so his B/E of 171 in round 3 you would expect Zorko to score much higher then Roughead especially considering Roughead has a poor record against Collingwood.

Hawks next 5 rounds: Collingwood, Fremantle, North Melbourne, Adelaide (away) & Sydney Swans.
Brisbane next 5 rounds: Gold Coast, North Melbourne (away), Melbourne, Sydney Swans (away) & West Coast

Good luck either way mate.


My 1st trade this week: Colquohon TO Heath. The rookie trades must take first priority over any other of your potential trades. 2nd trade: Zorko TO leunberger (switch cox to FWD) OR Bennel maybe s.mitchell or preferably a cash generation trade. Already have viney, crouch, wines, o'meara,dwyer,neade. OR i could possibly get rid of roughead for leunberger or do something with karnezis. Need some HELP!!


Agree with your decision on Colquohon to Heath, and believe that out of roughie and Zorko you should trade out roughie, but if Karnezis is named sub you need to get him out


I am thinking bennel must go this week, with a BE of 179 he’s price will drop dramatically. Might bring in wingard to generate cash and in a few weeks currie out leun in. Because personally I think roughead will bounce back, but your right if karnezis is the sub he must go.


I would wait another week on Leuy to be sure if you can, his price won't go up until next week after Round 4 and if he gets injured again this week you'll be kicking yourself. Depends how you're travelling though I guess, just my opinion if you can hold off for another week.


Will dwyer play every week?


Hard to say, got Thomas, didak and fasolo coming back.

Buckley said he hates to say it but Dwyer could to out of the side when broomhead recovers from glandular something or other…


For the time being, he was one of the pies best on the weekend and Fasolo and Didak are coming back but still not for a few weeks.


Stevens to Watson or Komer to Lukey Parker? Looking to sure up my midfield before the first head-to-head.


I don't know if you should be looking to trade up so early in the season but I would probably go with Kommer to Parker.


Cool m8. Thanks heaps. Good luck with rnd 3 🙂


If I downgrade Shaw for more money who should I get?