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Monday Poll – THE CHOPPING BLOCK

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Which bludger would you keep?

Gday there everyone! Hope you all enjoyed this week’s podcast, if you haven’t had a listen click here and subscribe on iTunes.

As we discussed, this week is all about making sure you take advantage of the player price changes that will kick in after this round.

  • You want to make sure you nail those bargains that will have a big price rise
  • You want to get rid of the bludging dead wood before the big price drop.

Many are asking about which players need the big CHOP this week. Thought we’d put it out to Poll. Select all the players (if any) from this list that you would KEEP… then drop in a comment below and let us know why.

Jock

How many of these bludgers would you keep?

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Zac

All disgusting

Poo

Poo

BIGBOY

Especially Jack Watts

Supercoach jesus

Keep ryder and zorko for now they both can turn it on.

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Deanbartel

Ditched Bennell for Crouch last week (GREAT MOVE in my opinion) and Karnezis for Dwyer this week. Happily sitting on $620,000 before I look to pounce on a price dropping premium upgrade (Ablett?) in the next few weeks.

Billericay

I’m keeping Ryder for another week then probably trading to Berger; got Bellchmabers and Ryder rucking want to give them another week and see how They go against a team other than Melbourne (RIP). Zorko I’m hoping will be magnificent this week.

Anandu

If you are trading Ryder for Berger do it now, Before his price goes down.

The benchmark

I did it last week convinced by mick the mad irishman and his 2 questions.

The benchmark

And with the free 300k in my bank now watts will be cut and enter a premium

Benn

Is Zorko gonna get some form back or what?

SCaddict

Who could say really? If I had 4 trades this week then he would be packing his bags from his short stay at Chez SCa. But since I don't he gets a stay of execution for one more week.

Hopefully he explodes against GCS as I really don't want to be forced to get rid of him. I'm setting 95pts as the pass mark. Anything less and he's goneskies!

Fabian

In the same boat. Not enough trades to get him out. Hoping for a much better output

Bridgebuff

Yeah, me too. Have jetta & sylvia avg 50. So hoping roughhead & zorko come good. After all i bought them as premiums.

NICK

no there crap get Ritove those to get Rocklif and t.walker

bill

Call me insane, but I reckon we should keep Watts – his output should improve from here, and for Melbourne the only way is up. I'm fully expecting him to average 90 for the rest of the season.

Brad

According to mark nealde they're "not out of the basement yet"….that's a scary proposition for dees fans!

bridgman35

You are insane šŸ™‚

SCaddict

No you're not insane…..

You're bloody certifiable!

Coasters in their desperate efforts to secure their first W will be crucifying every single Dee who has the misfortune to front up to the G this Saturday.

So I would brace yourself for a massive stock collapse on the Watts commodity. In fact it's likely to get de-listed by next Monday as Supercoach Admins will probably refuse to buy him back from you.

Actually they may even revoke your dealer's licence as well on the grounds of incompetence or non compos mentis!

James

You are crazy

Paddy

Insane. Get out.

James

should i get rid of karnezis or not. Help

Brad

If he is sub yes. If you don't have Dwyer or neade, yes. If you have Dwyer and neade, AND he's named on field, it shouldn't affect his price too much

Mr_Consistent

Like Brad said if he is sub then yes, but if you don't have young Sam Dwyer from the pies then you should trade out Karnezis.

pdid

what happens to Sam Dwyer when Thomas and Beams are playing? :

James

Dwyer is doing now what fasolo did two years ago. He is forcing his way in through good performances but im hoping he doesnt drop off the way alex did towards the end of the year.

James

But I've already have neade macaffer and lee

Kano

I trade Macaffer to Dwyer, Karnezis to Kennedy

The Old Dylan

No point trading macaffer out until his price goes up mate, trade Dwyer in for someone who isn’t playing or performing

James

already have kennedy

James

I have 70000 in the bank. I'm going watts to birchell.
i already have neade macaffer and lee. i also need to get rid of karnezis.

@Popey_99

Karna to Dwyer. Lee is a spud so u should be rid of him ASAP

Deanbartel

Btw I accidentally voted for who I'd cut, not keep HAHA. I'm letting Zorko prove his worth until at least round 5 o 6

SCaddict

I was wondering why there was a small percentage of coaches willing to keep burnmen Broughton and Watts. šŸ™‚

Your ol' boy Nic

Jack Watts – Watt a disappointment.

Had him in my forward line, was hoping for big things. Now he's wearing a Collingwood jumper, changed his named to Sam Dwyer and 420k has mysteriously appeared in my bank. Funny game, football…

@MRB37

Probably keep Zorko. Have Taylor Walker and he's got 2 more weeks, dumped Karnezis and luckily tradeed out Bennell for Maloney at the start of rd 1, but used the extra cash to bring in Ben Jacobs, so it was kind of a wash in the end.

Tom

Thoughts on Dangerfield everyone? Keep or Trade to someone like Mitchell/Watson?

Old Holbz

Was thinking about the same problem Tom. My opinion, bloke is a star. 2 rough-ish weeks out of 23. Went into rd 1 with the flu and almost was a late withdrawal. Give him a chance!

Mr_Consistent

Or if you really want to trade him and you don't have Moloney……

Bridgebuff

Looks like a sideway trade to me. Remember he started with 4 scores <100 last year before he went on a rampage.

Tom

So are you saying keep him or ditch him

SCaddict

I think you have to keep him. You often forget the sideways trades that work out ok but you ALWAYS remember the sideways trades that bite you on the backside.

You'd hate Paddy to go off in the Showdown and say Watson to get tagged out of it by Crowley if you made that move.

Paddy is too much quality not to come through with the goods soon.

AFL Guru

i traded Dangerfield for Wingard. Then after Danger Drops $40K and Wingard goes up $60K i can trade Danger back in for Round 4. Yes i wasted two trades but i get $100,000 out of it. 30 trades is enough to allow for a few sideways trades when there is at least $100,000 to make

Poo

Keep dander field as he is a main part of Adelaide getting high points each week

Rocksta

Trade up to Watson as danger will drop heaps this week and Watson will go up.
I already have Watson and thus am sticking with Danger for the long term

Ben

I'm surprised there was no Roughead. I was hoping to see his name there and the communities thoughts on him because I have him currently and I'm unsure what to do with him. Maybe trade down to Leunberger. Please comment

Cheers

Kev

With Bailey on his feet Roughie isn't contesting as many centre bounces this year, hence his scores have suffered. Never rated him as a pure forward either.

Gilly

I've got Roughie as well. Under their current structure it is unlikely he can score much more than he did yesterday. I'm thinking maybe sideways to big boy McEvoy or possibly bellchambers or leuy

SCaddict

I reckon that would be a decent move. Not sure I'm quite there yet on Belly but yes both Leuey and McEvoy are proven performers in the past.

I just can't see Roughy getting back to his scoring average of last year with Bailey seemingly entrenched in that team now.

Josh

Thinking of chopping 2 of:
Koby Stevens
Karnezis
Roughie

to bring in two out of
Crouch
JJ Kennedy
Leuenberger

Which two from each list do you reckon? If I get JJ and Berger for Roughie and Karnagezis I get a spare $250000. Tasty.

Kev

Do it

SCaddict

Yes hold on to Koby. Pretty sure he was only vested as a precaution last week. Shouldn't get the vest again given the impact he's had when he's played.

Josh

Kick ass, thanks fellas.

Cold_Willy

Bring in JJ Kennedy for sure, lock that one in for this week. If I were you I'd hold off on bringing in Leuenberger for one more week, give him the game against the Suns to see if he really is back. Bring in Crouch, he'll have a good day against the Power and will almost certainly make you some cash.

The issue here is who do you get rid of? I'd hold onto Roughie this week. If he disappoints with a poor game (and price drops), you can counter that with a price rise in Leuenberger, assuming he has a great game this week. If he doesn't, you haven't burnt a trade on a dud (not that big burger is a dud, but you get the sentiment).

James

Your first two to bring in are valid mate, but i reckon wait on berger. Kennedyis a gun and crouch looks ok as well, but stevens and karnezis are rubbish. Wait on roughie, he will improve i reckon.

Liam

thoughts on luke parker, projected increase of 120k over two weeks..
nice downgrade from rich, thoughts?
also, westoff for watts..

@MRB37

Westoff is a downhill skier of the highest order. Avoid.

Kev

swans have played gws and gc first two weeks, inflated scores? Barlow or Mundy for mine

Liam

Yeah my others thoughts exactly.. I was thinking barlow, but on the other hand if parker inflates up to 450k i can then upgrade to someone like kennedy in two or 3 weeks as I have 200k in the bank with these trades

carrot-76

Parker is a gun, wish I'd gone with him instead of Mitch Duncan as my potential "breakout" mid.

John

May have played some lower ranked sides but scored with contested posessions and tackles. Get around him!

SCaddict

His team mate Moloney is another viable trade down to consider too.

Liam

In already

Mr_Consistent

Trading Watts for Westhoff is very much a sideways trade and definitely something you don't want to be doing, I suggest if you don't have Neade, Dwyer or even Macaffer you could look at trading down.

Or even swing him into the back line and trade him down for one of the Port rookies.

SCaddict

Fraid that doesn't work mate. He needs to be in defence for that to happen or for Liam to have ANOTHER FWD/DEF swing like burnman Broughton.

Liam

Yeah cheers, it was just a thought, I have neade and dwyer already, I'm not to sure about downgrading to macaffer, with the getting of parker i have 200k in the bank i can get any forward premium i want.. suggestions?

carrot-76

How cone no-one considers Q.Lynch? Scored fairly well both rounds so far, and only $363K !?

Charlie

What about Maloney?

Liam

Thanks jock I will definitely consider! My issue is who do I trade out for watts, with the trade in off parker I have 126k in the bank on top of watts 440k, who do you suggest?
Other thoughts: Downgrade watts to macaffer and upgrade rich to a strong premium?

bridgman35

I'm in the same place with Rich, although he has GCS and Melbourne in the next 3 weeks, I'm considering either trading down to Moloney/Parker or up to Pendles (200k in the bank)

My question is should I only be trading down at this stage of the year and aim to bring in Pendles later on, or just go bang with the money made from Karnezis to Neade

Liam

My question is the same, i have the upgrade option but this downgrading could make me a lot of cash

Josh

On Roughie, looks like he ain’t rucking no more. Was the ruck role a big component of his high scores last year?

SCaddict

Yeah probably accounted for at least 30-40 of his points I reckon. Of course he'll score more forward this season as he'll spend more time there but it's a not a perfect offset.

I would guesstimate he's about a 10-15pt worse player than last year but only time will tell the full story. Those who stick by him may be rewarded but I'm getting off at this stop before the price changes myself especially with Leuey looking so juicy right now.

Noah

I'll be Keeping Zorko and Karnezis, who are the only 2 I have out of all them. If I had Bennell, I would keep him too. I would get rid of everyone else though.

SCaddict

Me too although Zorko and Karny will only get one more week's good grace from me. The NAB Cup can go and get itself stuffed as can Vossy!

jel

Got Ryder, Watts, Karnezis and Zorko.
Watts looks out of sorts, so he's out for Dixon.
Ryder couldn't light up against Melb, so he's out for J Kennedy.

Give the Brissy boys a couple of extra weeks.

Kev

Thomas, didak, fasolo, krak to come back into collingwood's best 22, dwyer could find himself in the twos simply because of the depth collingwood have in the high half forward position.

Emma

We only need Dwyer to play 5 or 6 rounds to generate us cash then upgrade him to pav who will fall in price

Nick

Yep! That’s this plan.

Kev

Is it worth blowing a trade on a guy who is only going to play for a month?

SCaddict

It's a vexed question. His place in the side could be cut at any point such is fhe Pies depth as you mentioned.

But I reckon you have to get on him if he's named in the final 22 this weekend or else you could be missing out on one of the most lucrative cash cows of the season. He could conceivably double in price in just one round if he has another 100pt game!

John

Dwyer looked better on Sunday than Fasolo has ever looked, and than Didak has looked in the past 2 seasons. No offense intended, but I hope Broomhead takes longer than 10 weeks to recover from glandular fever cos Dwyer can play.

Bartel Flop

Aglee with all Pies fans comments – got Dwyer early – he's a gun! Wish we had him at NMFC – c'mon AtleyHarper someone needs to spark without Harvey. Btw- I will pounce on Pie Beams when he comes back.

jake

dwyer is a gun, i was there yesterday and his attack at the ball, willingness to run and contest will earn him a place in the squad for the immediate future. Seedsman will be dropped before dwyer and that form = 100+ supercoach scores. Hawthorn this week will see dwyer a little quieter but still beating karnezis, mccaffer and possibly neade in my case. If you have him, lick your chops over massive price rises and having pav or possibly bartel/stevie j with trading a neade or mccaffer with him

Zimmer

Have got both Roughy and Ryder, as well as Bennell and Karnezis.

Thinking of going Roughy or Ryder (which one?) to Berger;
and Bennell to Watson or Mitchell.

Will leave me 150 or 200 grand to do more tinkering next week.

What do you reckon?

SCaddict

So long as you have all the lock rookies as well as GAJ then yes looks a pretty sweet move to me.

Unknown

Get josh j Kennedy 100+ round 1 and 2 only 299k

Fabian

Eagles have a very good draw heading into the bye rounds and should win most if not all those games comfortably, especially given key players are set to return. I reckon Kennedy will generate a nice load of cash =]

Cezza

Traded Watts out for Goddard

How about josh Kennedy in for Zorko?

any thoughts?

Mr_Consistent

Yeah I like both those trades but maybe look at downgrading watts to a rookie……?

Andrew

Tom scully is another one I had high hopes for, he spends the whole game bludging around the edge of packs for cheap ball that never comes

Aaron

I don’t have Rockliff, do I trade Zorko for him?

SCaddict

If you have no other issues to deal with in your team then I'd unfortunately say probably yes. But the rest of your team would have to be close to perfect to consider such a move. Is there no other logical way to get Rocky into your team?

And there's no guarantees that Zorko won't go off against the Suns so don't rip me next week if you make the move and this happens. šŸ™‚

Aaron

That’s a good point. I scored 2,330 this week pretty happy with my defense, midfield is doing ok I have Danger and Murphy with high b/e but ill stick by them at least till round six! The only other one who I’m not sure about is Roughy? Was thinking maybe trading him for Rocky if he’s going to sit in the forward line all year but then again he scored more than Zorko.

JJFYZZ

I'd get rid of Roughy for Zorko/Bartel

Fabian

Where is newman on this list?

Def giving him and karnezis the chop. Not sure who I'll bring in though.

Zorko is close to going out as well

G unit

Had to chop Rough Orange, then went newman before KarnEEhAAz as thought there are better value backs then fronts. Dixon could be the huge breakout, Birchill is killing it, Suban less so then the rookies of port and goodes.

Fabian

i'm lucky I don't have rough. was considering him. Yeah dixon does look quite good. Will either bring in him, heath from port or shaw/waters. Already Have birch, gibbs, goddard, goodes and the other 2 port defenders with terlich.

Up forward it will either be a neade or dwyer or even rockliff.

johnny

should i downgrade danger to moloney then trade out new for bichall?

johnny

newman*

Kev

danger to moloney is a step backwards in the long run, tough start for danger but will still be a have a higher average than moloney. Another to generate cash perhaps?

Jarod

Hey Guys Westoff and Monfries as a optio. Look big on Ken Hinkleys plans? Please reply.

Marc

Never been a fan of Westoff, beasts against weak opponents, but disapears against better sides. Has looked better under Hinkley, but I still wouldn't feel comfortable bringing him in after 2 games against weak opponents.

SCaddict

Westhoff can downhill ski with the best of them so he's looked bloody brilliant the past few weeks beating up on the Dees and GWS hasn't he. But will he stand up when things aren't going so sweet against better opposition?

To be fair he's performed ok in Showdowns.

But I like Monfries more and is cheaper.

Cold_Willy

Westoff will struggle this week against the Adelaide defence. You'd think Talia would pick him up, with Rutten going to Schultz. I'm not convinced. Handy if you had him last week, but will burn you this week.

Monfries is an interesting one. I had Hayes last year and I see Monfries as a similar proposition – awkwardly priced, but with clear potential to get you solid scores week in, week out. I'd only pick him up if you are prepared to hold him for a while, as I can't see him making you a great deal of $$$.

hayden

im trading karneis out for j.j. kennedy

SCaddict

Smart move!

The Old Dylan

I was thinking karnezis -> Dwyer but maybe same as you, and kerridge -> Dwyer? That way I’ll lose dead weight, make cash and increase point output… Solid move?

Kev

kerridge is close, wait for team news this week. If he isn't named, then go ahead with karny>dwyer

Dogue

For me:
OUT
Watts/karnezis

IN
C. Dixon for Watts.
Move G.Broughton to FWD bench, D. Pearce to DEF and in goes A.Mullett (One of the games greatest names!) to the MID

Already had Dwyer and am happy to sit Broughton on the shelf for another week as his price wont drop yet.

Nic

Hope you've got Ivan in the ruck, tapping to Mullett! Thought I was getting a unique with Dixon, but seems everyone's onto him.

Kev

Dixon/Mullett play two fantasy relevant games and the eyes light up based on their average. Not convinced at all that they can continue their purple patch. Be cautious

ColdWilly

Dixon looks like he's bulked up a bit this year and is a lot more confident. I think he's going to be decent this year. Against the Suns he will definitely have a crack at a big score. Worth the gamble, in my opinion. Mullett will definitely get you some capital for the following week. Do you think he'll maintain his form? I don't think he'll average over 100, but he will definitely average over 80.

Jarod

Is it worth keeping Shuey for another week, because they are playing Melbourne?

BPP

Yes hold on to him he's a star

Stan

Melb don't have the taggers,Shuey wil go off along with Kennedy ,

Pete

Karneezee to Neade
Bennell to Cotchin

Nic

Watts to Dixon and Levi Caput to JJK. What do you think? Had O'Meara on the bench this week, no idea who to bench in his place!

Jack

Dumping Rich. Can't shake a tag to save himself.

Rich down to Crouch (offed him when he didn't get selected for rd 1) and Karnezis up to Rockliff with the dollars. It's a Lions type of week.

jimbotraralgon

Keeping danger and zorko.

Only one trade this week. Not travelling too flash but determined to keep faith in the premiums I have choose.

Might consider gray this week and punt varcoe if he is picked. Not sure. Thoughts?

Pete

Danger will get a tag every single week, completely stops Adelaide's clearance rate

Bridgebuff

I think that is only partially true. Danger can still shake tags with his strength and he got good support with sloane, thompson and now crouch. Not quite collingwood, but if opps concentrate too much on danger, those others will hurt them.

Jaso

With Danger gettin the regular tag think Thompson will flourish.

Dangermouse>>>Thomo ?

TREVOR

zorko is pretty much a rookie mate… only played 20 games i think everyone got a bit ahead of themselves with him

Bill

Will Daniel Currie play a single game and will he be any good if he does?
What are everyone's thoughts? Trade him out for Blicavs?

Benno

Personally I'm keeping him at R4, he's a very valued member of my team, comes in handy for the captain loophole šŸ˜‰ but I guess it depends of the rest of your team and ruck situation if you want to trade him or not

Benno

Used up 4 trades already, but they are all corrective and well thought through, hopefully no injuries and my side will be trade free for a couple of weeks until I start milking the cows.

Last weeks trades:
OUT: Karnezis, Mitchell
IN: Dwyer, Wines

This weeks trades:
OUT: Watts, Newman
IN: Birchall, J.J.Kennedy

The trades have also banked me a nice $124k for later use

Kev

Good move Benno, even with the injuries woes of last season, 24 trades was plenty for me. I figure I've got 4/5/6 corrective trades up my sleeve before normal buy low/sell high trading comes into effect

Tom

Karnezis out and in kennedy and Ryder out and in Dwyer thoughts?

Jamie

I went like this for this week.

OUT: Varcoe, Roughead

IN: JJ Kennedy, Leuenberger.
Got 537k in the bank. hoping for buddy to have a price drop then karnezis out buddy in.

Kev

Waiting to see how leuy pulls up, remember he was sole ruck on the weekend. If longer returns he may steal a few points

Tom

Will dwyer play every week?

Anonymous

i highly doubt it

Henry

No way. With Daisy back in this week and Fasolo, Ball and Young to come, his tenure is limited. What's more when Ball comes back, even just to the 2s, Collingwood would have to return either Dwyer or Frost to the rookie list and rookie-listed players are not allowed to be selected. However if you were asking should you trade Dwyer into your team, it would probably be a good move. After Round 3 his price should go up $80,000 or so. You could trade him out straight after he gets dropped.

Kev

Not to forgot beams as well. I just can't justify the trade for a bloke who will be sitting on the bench. Yes, the initial price rise is handy, but he won't make much more. If you had him from the start, congratulate yourself, well done. If not, lick your wounds, move on

Adrian

which two forwards do i bench out of: neade, dwyer, karnezis, rowe and mccafer. ??

Bill

i would say probably neade as emergency and either rowe or macaffer as subs. And depending on how your team looks at the moment i would trade out karnezis for JJK

Bridgebuff

I would wait until teams are announced. Will rowe play again? Would have dwyer ahead of macaffer if he is named. Had him on the bench in rd 1 because of green vest and he still outscored macaffer.

Kev

I liked the look of rowe in the wet, tough conditions for the big man. Bit of rubbish last term drove his score down, was on a respectable 71sc points at 3/4 time.

To answer your question; I'd bench macaffer and whoever isn't named. If they all are, neade.

Griffo

Got a few options this week
Potential outs – Rich / Karnezis / Roughead / Docherty /Lee

Have most of the gun rookies except Neade / Dwyer / Wines / Heath

Looking for some opinions

Mark

wines HAS to be in

Henry

As mentioned below, I have just got rid of Zorko & Karnezis for Monfries & Dwyer. Cash generation is the name of the game in the early rounds, particularly before the leagues start. I also have Neade on the forward line. Both Dwyer and Neade will probably go up $80,000. Get rid of Karnezis and Lee. It will put you into a great trading position in a couple of weeks' time.

Bridgebuff

Totally agree. So maybe wines for rich as he seems your only underperforming mid.

Liam

Who to trade out for watts and rich, suggestions needed.. barlow is being considered but struggling with watts

Mr_Consistent

Which position so you have watts in?

Mr_Consistent

And also rich for moloney or Parker if you don't have them… Or maybe wines, crouch etc….

Liam

I have watts in forward which is killing me, already have dwyer neade but could go macaffer..
Yeah i have moloney already and as of now I have traded rich for parker
my other option is to downgrade watts to macaffer and then upgrade rich to kennedy?

David

Should I trade Vlaustin -> Heath. I dont have any real problems. Need Zorko to lift though. Maybe Cheers.

Mr_Consistent

Yeah I think that's a good idea! All about generating cash in these early rounds…!

Benin

What are the thoughts about westoff, I'm considering him

David

no sir!

Benin

Adelaide and gcfc next 2 weeks. Has to be good for $70k rise

Kev

Beats up the weak teams – downhill skier . Avoid

Jimsa

How do I move a player from one position to another within my team and add someone new back into his old position?

The Old Dylan

You need to have someone in the other position who has the same position eligibility, then simply press the sub button.

If you’re trading, click trade on the player you’re dropping, then in the trade menu an S should appear next to other players on your team that are eligible. For example, you want to get rid of zorko, who is in your forward, and you have bartel in your mid. Hit zorko’s trade button. An S should appear next to bartel, hit it to send bartel to the forward, allowing you to trade in a midfielder.

Bridgebuff

Great tip. Was wondering the same myself.

James

Is it alright to have 2 forward cheapies on the field

Mr_Consistent

As long as they're scoring well mate!

JJFYZZ

Just what I was going to say!!!

Tom

LECRAS IS GOING TO PLAY THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!??? WHAT IS THIS

Noah

It's just a rumour. Don't get sucked in. I guarantee they wont play him even if he seems fit because they are only playing Melbourne.

SCaddict

Could you imagine the uproar from Eagle Nation if he played , the Coasters win by triple digits, and buggered his arm again.

Surely someone is having a laugh?

Bridgebuff

But it is still great news for the lecras faithfuls that he looks to be coming back sooner rather than later.

SCaddict

Yes that can't be denied.

Michael

Option 1: Karnezis > Dwyer, Kane Mitchell > Libba
Option 2: Karnezis > Kennedy, Yarran > Anyone (thinking: Dixon, Heppell, Hanley or Birchall – I just don't know, I could either do a sideways move for Dixon get the extra cash and then trade up later, or add in a premium player like Birchall and be done with that position for the season?????)

Michael

I am also considering Mitchell for Wingard or Mullet (I live in America, so i'm not really able to see who is legit or not!)

G unit

2, and nothing wrong with binging in Dixon as investment though could lock in birchill for the year!

Michael

Agree, i'm just bringing in a Premium and being done with that position. Chose Hanley, purely for the extra cash saving. Thanks

Bridgebuff

Would keep k mitchell. Had the vest twice but did ok on the park. Would rather look who’s price will drop.

Kev

Option 2 – boyd returning will limit libba's scores. Future gun though. Yarran – Heppell.

Jon

Is Lecras back guys? If so, that's great news.

Mr_Consistent

There is talk that Lecras could return for the Eagles match against the Dees but not entirely sure yet, keep your eye out for some more news.

JJFYZZ

Real short question

Who do I keep?

T/Up – Kane Mitchell

T/Down – Koby Stevens

The Old Dylan

Stevens. Kanye mitchell-san has copped the vest both games, trend could continue…

JJFYZZ

I agree, I'll keep Stevens until at least next wee. See if he cops the vest again and if so, take the extra cash and get Crouch before his price rises.

Henry

I would and did get rid of both Zorko and Karnezis, for Monfries and Dwyer – leaving a big cash reserve for future trade upgrades. I will probably trade Zorko back in when his price has dropped. I can't believe even 6% would keep Watts. Do they think SC is like golf – low score wins?

Mr_Consistent

I think you definitely need to get rid of Karnezis as he looks to be copping the Sub vest, but not sure about the Zorko trade, Lions have Suns, Roos and Demons in the next 3 rounds…. possible big scores.

dan

think im going to go with vlastuin to heath and duffield to dixon should make me a fair amount of cash i allready have 130,000 in reserve

Supercoach jesus

Traded watts Evan faran ray thinks he is shit

James

Zorko gets a reprieve but Ryder gets the chop this week to make way for Leuenberger. This should nab additional points, free up some cash and aiming for a price rise in two rounds.

Wade

Who would you trade out first? K.Mitchell or P.Karnezis?
Already traded out LeCras for J.J.Kennedy although LeCras might make a return but just need to know because I'm going to trade one of them out for S.Dwyer.
If LeCras is named, I might keep him and make the two rookie trades instead.
Thoughts?

Michael

Keep Mitchell, he will get his chance soon, and has more upside both as far as $$$, and i think possessions

Shannon

Downgrade and cash generation week for me.
Zorko>J.J.Kennedy
Duffield>C.Heath
Making these trades plus the 240k I already have will give me 800k to play with next week.

Kev

two premiums out for a rookie and mid pricer, wise? Heath certainly won't be a 480-500k defender like duff. Few easy games ahead for the lions, another option to get JJK other than zorko?

Eugene

Need some expert opinion here on who to trade out this week.
3 players I am looking at:

Karnezis
Watts
Roughead

Which of these 2 should I get rid first?

Kev

Watts easily, not just because of melbourne, but he looks totally out of form and lacks confidence. People being a bit harsh on karnezis I think, had a wonderful nab cup but has copped the subs vest twice – not his fault. I'm giving him one more week.

Get rid of rough, still 5 weeks of tough games for hawthorn and he isn't playing in the ruck where he is more dominant

team changa

thoughts on bennel to rioli?

Mr_Consistent

Why not bennell to Moloney, Parker, Libba. Rioli started well, but a tad to inconsistent for my liking

team changa

moloney is a good option to downgrade for cash but i doubt he will rise past 450k and cant see him in for the whole yr. with 420k in the kitty already i guess liba would be the best option of the 3 since parker played gws and gold coast without much pressure from either two. leaning towards riloi for the fwd line swing. but its damm close. hows your side looking>

Kane

Trading Karnezis to Dwyer. Then trading Mitch Robinson to either Rockliff or Eagles Kennedy and save $220k? Thoughts??

Mr_Consistent

You have to get rockliff in your side

SCaddict

It's a tough one as both JJK and Rocky are virtually must haves. Don't suppose you have the spare cash to trade in both for Karny and Robbo?

JJK could easily kick 6 this weekend considering how badly the Dees are tracking.

Kane

Sc addict I can afford both but didn’t want to miss out on Dwyer and have a couple of trades lined up for next week. Ahhhh decision decisions….

Jono

I would like some thoughts on who I should get rid of and who I should try and get in.

WHO SHOULD I TRADE AND WHO SHOULD I KEEP OUT OF:
P.Duffield
K.Mitchell
D.Currie
M.LeCras
P.Karnezis
J.Roughead

WHO SHOULD I TRADE IN OUT OF:
G.Birchall
C.Dixon
T.Liberatorae
B.Crouch
M.Luenburger
J.Neadle
A.Monfries
J.Kennedy

I was thinking LeCras for Kennedy and Mitchell for Neadle and then try and get Luenburger and Crouch the week after, but then I miss out on Monfries, Libratorae and Dixon? Are those players worth considering?? Do I hold on Roughead?? Will Bailey keep playing? Also what do people think of Wingard and Stokes as a POD?? Thoughts please.

SCaddict

As Lecca MAY come back in the next few weeks I think your priorities are to jump off Karny and probably Roughy. Can't see Roughy scoring at the levels he did last year with the Hawks big men structure as it stands. Karny has been a major disappointment for many coaches no doubt about it.

Reckon JJK should be one of the guys you bring in perhaps with Leuey if Roughy is in your ruck or have another RUCK/FWD swing.

Jono

Cheers. Yeah more I think about it I wanna get rid of Roughy for Luenburger but that would leave me with Cox and Rowe both in the forward line. :/
I'm thinking of holding Karnezis as his price drop might not be much and I am expecting him to improve still. So do I leave my RUCK/FWD players in the forward line with no swing set and then say drop Mitchell for Neadle and maybe look at picking up Crouch next week? Or go straight from Rough to Neadle, hold Mitchell for one more week and pick up Luenburger for Currie next week?

SCaddict

In that case how about Roughy to Neade, Karny to JJK and then bring in Leuey for Currie the following week? That looks like a pretty good plan to me and will net you over $200K and have your swing set working properly.

If I could get off Karny and had a logical replacement like JJK I would. But moving on Roughy and Rich I rate as higher priorities for me.

Bomber

Hi All,

I would like some thoughts on who I should get rid of and who I should try and get into my team

Which 2 should I trade:
T. Walker
J.Roughead
M. Murphy

WHO SHOULD I TRADE IN OUT OF:

C.Dixon
T.Liberatorae
J.Kennedy (Eagles)
L. Parker
Westhoff
Dwyer

Hareball

out roughie and walker
in – Dwyer!!!! , JJ kennedy or Parker

SCaddict

Yes Tex and Roughy should be given the chop in my view. JJK is close to a must have I reckon.

Although his scores will fluctuate as a key forward he will generate you a boat load of cash plus he has the Deeplorables to beat up on this weekend.

Dwyer is probably the other to bring in if he's named in the final 22 this Sunday so you will need to monitor final teams this Friday arvo as he's likely to be named on the extended bench when the teams first come out on Thursday night.

D man

Morning guys

Iā€™m looking at making a couple of trades this week.

My fwd line consists of
Rockliff zorko cox roughead karnezis macaffer lecras neade.

With lecras being back most likely next weekend Iā€™m thinking of keeping him.

Should I trade karnezis and roughie for Dwyer and Jj Kennedy?

Your thoughts would be great.

Cheers

SCaddict

Yes nice trades although as per my post above you need to ensure Dwyer is named in the final 22 for this Sunday's game before finalising that trade.

If and when he loses his spot it could be a while before he gets back in with all the Pies depth.

Damo

Off topic but anybody else having problems with their supercoach app on iphone? Mine hasn’t worked for a week despite deleting and downloading again a couple of times. Just me? Cheers.

SCaddict

I haven't had any problems myself but it sounds like plenty have based on the reviews at the App store.

Q-STICK

IMO people need to chill on trades, its only been two rounds! Unless any of your players have had serious injuries, besides getting rookies in there is no need to trade.

Joshau

I take your point when talking about players like Dangerfield and Zorko, but most coaches need to make a correction or two, and we've got 30 trades – neglect them to your peril. For example, if you took a punt on Watts (as many of us did) you'd be crazy not to ditch him.

Damo

Don't agree with this, especially now that we have 30 trades. Sure, hang on to your premiums (I'll be keeping zorko) but we all took a few speculative punts didn't we? One of mine was Zac Smith who has a BE of 112 this week – he has as much hope of getting that this week as Melbourne has of beating West Coast. Particularly for any mid pricers you have selected you need to be checking the BE's and making an honest assessment of how they are going. For those who look like continuing to struggle, and who have high BE's, not taking the opportunity to get rid of them now is giving money away, and probably points also. Yes you can overtrade, but you can undertrade too. My attitude is do 2 correctives this week to make my side as good as it can be for now, and then sit tight for 4/5 weeks while those cash cows go moo.

SCaddict

You're right there's no need to trade for the sake of it but most coaches can significantly improve their team but eliminating some dead wood whilst at the same time picking up some early season bolters.

So reckon the vast majority of coaches will be utilising at least 1 if not 2 trades this week before all the prices change and opportunities may have been missed for good.

Connor

Have shuey, murphy and danger in my midfield with all having high BE's is it worth getting rid of one of them or persist?
Cheers

Dazman

I have shuey, sticking with him for now, if he stays around the 100 avg mark ill probably keep him.

Connor

Okay thinking the same thing with him having Melbourne this week
Thanks for that

Tom

Trade danger

Big Will

Michael Walters/Jeremy Howe? Thoughts?

EPR

Im backing big Zorko to lift for me this week, but Ryder and Karnezis are gaawwn. In come Dwyer and JJK and about 500k CASH!

Dazman

Not much support for dropping Jack Watts, probably because most people don't have him. He is gone out of my team this week, probably for jasper pittard or Charlie Dixon. Also trading Shannon Byrnes for either Josh Kennedy (west coast) or Jamie Elliot, but I already have 2 collingwood and west coast forwards, not sure if I should have 3 from the one team, could be bad come the bye weeks.

EPR

IMO you don't need to worry about the bye just yet. Chances are your team will look very different come round 10 because of cashed in cows anyway.

Bridgebuff

In regards to byes you need to consider your whole team. If you have one fwd each from crows, pies, bombers, giants, gc and carlton you have a problem (all have rd 13 bye), while if you have 2x port (rd 11 bye), 3x eagles (rd 12 bye), 3x pies (rd 13 bye)you are in good shape

SCaddict

The byes are almost in the too hard basket and really shouldn't factor into your decision making much at all. You'll probably have a gazillion trades between now and Rd 11 so your will team will likely look very different between now and then anyway.

Just choose the best value players you can.

john

got rid of roughy and lecras and got JJK and luey got 400k will judd and mundy go down in price and is lecras playing

Charlie

What’s a good price to have laying around coming into round 3? About 500-600k??

Tom

$2,000,000 is about par

Jonnyboy

Traded out karnezis for J.J. Kennedy
And team looking pretty strong apart from that
But Thoughts on Kommer?
Thinking of the possibility of trading him out for the likes of dwyer…
Possibly generate some extra cash but wondering who of the two will be getting more games?
Not sure on Kommer's JS
Already have all the key cash cows minus crouch.

Dan

Want to trade Watts Robinson and Ryder can do 2. Which ones and who for, at the moment thinking
Watts –> JJK
Ryder –> Leuy
Leaves me with 480k in the bank

Mr_Consistent

I think out of those 3 players you have chosen the correct ones to be getting out of your side and I agree with the trades as both Leunberger and Josh Kennedy will be increasing dramatically come round 3 & 4 respectively… Good work!

@yvraith

I'm thinking of doing the following.

Jack Steven & Karnezis out
Chad Wingard & Josh Kennedy in…
Banking me a nice $167 in the process.

Wingard is about to jump in price in a big way.

With plans to swap Kommer for Crouch & Blicavs to Leuenberger next round.

Ram-Rod

Why would u get rid of Jack Steven? U made a good decision picking him as a mid-pricer, hes scoring well and ur just gonna give him the flick? He will average more than Wingard and will probably end up averaging 100 per game over the season

Guy

Is this a good trade?

Watts OUT and Dixon IN
Bennell OUT and Liberatore IN

Tom

Don't chase scores mate, that's gonna bite you in a couple of rounds

Guy

Who do you think would be 2 good players to trade in for Watts and Bennell then? I have $800,000 to trade with on DT

SCaddict

Trade downs for non performing premiums are generally the best way to go as the lads said in this week's podcast.

Without seeing your team there are so many good rookies to get into your midfield and defence that you're liking missing at least one in both lines.

This will free up around $600K to allow you to start upgrading to performing premiums and elites in the coming weeks greatly improving your team.

It's too early to know whether Dixon and Libba are flash in the pans or whether they will continue producing such high output.

Guy

How does Watts for Pittard
and Bennell for Parker sound?

SCaddict

Excellent trades Guy!

I'll be astonished if you end up regretting these moves.

Guy

Thanks a heap SCaddict!

Luke

Trade 1: Ryder (OUT) Kennedy (IN)

Trade 2: K. Stevens (OUT) Parker or Liberatore (IN) leaving 50-100k reserve

OR

Karnezis (OUT) Dwyer (IN) leaving 500k reserve

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Luke

Already have Neade and Macaffer as my forward bench options, and have Wines, O'Meara, Crouch, Viney and K.Stevens in the midfield

Jimbooo

I'm surprised to hear people looking to trade up to libba?

Tony

Like most, I also did Karnezis to JJK. Left me $5k in the bank and undecided on keeping or trading Newman. Not thrilled with the DEF options around or just below his price so might save the trade.

Will do Blicavs to Crouch next week, which was my strategy the moment Crouch missed out in Rd 1. I think my rucks are OK (Goldy, TBell, Cox in FWDs with Rowe the link), but will have some thinking to do if Leuey goes big this week.

Pete

Who has the better ceiling out of Varcoe and JJ Kennedy? I've been pretty disappointed with Varcoe the last two weeks, and Kennedy is due to a decent price rise in comparison – is it a worthwhile trade in the long run?

SCaddict

It's no contest in my mind, JJK by a mile and then some.

Reckon Varcoe is limited to a ceiling of $350-$400K and JJK about $450-$500K.

Varcoe has actually played well and had a big influence on the Cats two wins. But he's not much of a Supercoach scorer and never has been if you go back and have a look at his previous season averages.

I expect JJK to go off against the Dees this weekend and will easily jump up by over $50K in value next week so it's a good time to get on him if the rest of your team looks ok.

Tom

Ok so in my main league in which the winner wins $1,000, i''m expected to lose by 75 points with this team:

DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Heppell, Goodes, Pittard, Atley, (Stevenson, Terlich)

MID: Pendles, Deledio, JPK, Dangerfield, Fyfe, O'meara, Wines, Crouch (Viney, Mitchell)

RUC: Jacobs, Rowe (Blicavs, Daw)

FWD: Rockliff, Cox, Kennedy, Zorko, Neade, Varcoe (Macaffer, Karnezis)

How can i improve my team with one trade (Used LeCras –> Kennedy) to potentially beat my R3 opponent!?