NAB SCHOOL: Game research & review index

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“When all men think alike, no one thinks much at all.”

Completed game reviews and uploaded worksheets:

*NEW from Jock Reynolds** GWS Giants v St Kilda

Geelong v Melbourne

Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles

Essendon v Port Adelaide

Carlton v Crows

Gold Coast Suns v Lions

Collingwood v Richmond

Hawks v North Melbourne

GWS Giants v Sydney Swans

Western Bulldogs v Saint Kilda

West Coast Eagles v Fremantle

Essendon v Gold Coast Suns

Port Adelaide v Adelaide

Carlton v North Melbourne 

Richmond V Melbourne

Geelong V Collingwood 

Hawks v Lions


Welcome to our NAB Challenge fantasy football research index. There will be a pre game research worksheet and post game review posted right here every morning of the carnival.

The Game Sheets aim to offer you your own resource during the NAB Challenge series, enabling you to pick those vital POD’s (Points of Difference) with an increased degree of confidence. Print out the worksheets, sharpen your pencil and start taking notes as you watch each game. File these crucial worksheets away and refer to them as you move closer to your final squad selection.

Click the game you’re interested in below – and join in the discussion!



Fraser · 13/02/2014 at 14:22

Hi Guys! Looking for some critiquing of my team as of now. Looking at getting a DPP to allow some flexibilty but what do you guys think?

J McVeigh
J Bartel
D Swallow
M Suckling
M Fuller
K Kolodjashnij
S Docherty
L McDonald

G Ablett
S Pendlebury
D Swan
M Murphy
D Beams
J Martin
J Aish
L Dunstan
D Sheed
C Beams (Not sure about this one)

M Lobbe
A Sandilands
T Nankervis
D Currie (Could swap to a player with Ruck/FWD eligibility)

P Dangerfield
D Martin
L Franklin
G Rohan
D Garlett
J Billings
M Honeychurch
D Markworth (Unsure about Markworth)
All replies welcome 🙂

    Reggie · 13/02/2014 at 14:43

    Rubbish, start from scratch…very similar to my team, definitely looking to see how Claye Beams travels early. Very much a top-end/bottom-end team though. Midpriced players?

      jockreynolds · 13/02/2014 at 18:09

      Not in my book Reggie old son. I reckon you're showing some potential Fraser – you've found some good ones there

        Fraser · 16/02/2014 at 19:58

        Thanks Jock means a lot to hear that from you. Thanks again.
        P.s keep up the great work on those cheat sheets and all the rest of it.

    Sarah · 13/02/2014 at 14:56

    It's all dependent on the quality of the rookies. Looks good at the moment but that may change leading into round 1.

    yurkins · 13/02/2014 at 16:06

    Too thin in the Fwd Line. Scale back on one of the mid-priced in the Def and use the dough to amp up your fwd line. Also too many high priced rookie mids. Cull 2 to low priced mids. Risk in the rucks with no swing man such as Dixon in Fwd line. Risky.
    How many round 8 bye players have you got? too many of your premos out for that round so low score assured. Use the higginator.

    Stick · 13/02/2014 at 17:23

    Need some POD's in there Fraz to jump ahead of the pack to many Prems Mids from Bye R8.

    Gilly · 13/02/2014 at 23:09

    Hi Fraser, looks solid at this stage, obviously will learn more about rookies in next two weeks.

    In my opinion don't think that you can start with Pendlebury, Swan and Beams with Collingwood having round 8 bye. Also with Ablett having bye in round 8 you are going to be thin in the middle that week.

    Pieman1978 · 14/02/2014 at 09:55

    G’day Fraser. Breaks my heart to say you’ve got too many Pies in the Midfield. Round 8 bye will murder you. Thinking you need to clip at least 1 of Pendles & swan & reinvest in your forward line. I was at the pub last night with the boys & Jock wouldn’t stop talking about nick Robertson from Brissy. Find a place for him

    DDDD · 16/02/2014 at 17:30


    1. Shaw, H





    S T C V

    2. Hibberd, M





    S T C V

    3. Enright, C





    S T C V

    4. Suckling, M





    S T C V

    5. Kolodjashnij, K





    S T C V

    6. Fuller, M





    S T C V

    23. Everitt, A





    S T E

    24. McDonald, L






    S T E



    7. Ablett, G





    S T C V

    8. Johnson, S





    S T C V

    9. Ziebell, J





    S T C V

    10. Beams, D





    S T C V

    11. Hill, B





    S T C V

    12. Martin, J





    S T C V

    13. Aish, J





    S T C V

    14. Sheed, D





    S T C V

    25. Dunstan, L





    S T E

    26. O'Rourke, J





    S T E


    15. Mumford, S





    S T C V

    16. Sandilands, A





    S T C V

    27. Currie, D





    S T E

    28. Nankervis, T





    S T E


    17. Dangerfield, P






    S T C V

    18. Martin, D






    S T C V

    19. Wingard, C






    S T C V

    20. Zorko, D






    S T C V

    21. Karnezis, P






    S T C V

    22. Kennedy-Harris, J





    S T C V

    29. Garlett, D






    S T E

    30. Honeychurch, M


      David · 19/02/2014 at 14:35

      Yuk. Spending $625,000 on Steve J…
      How can you not have Mitchell in your side?
      Sorry but if you don’t have Mitchell in you don’t know fantasy footy!

      Michael · 23/02/2014 at 13:48

      thinking maybe next time condense instead of just copy/paste so there's no need to scroll 10 pages? Maybe just me but I can't get my head around your team with it looking like this. Like your pick of Wingard though, def breakout contender. Agree with other posts re round 8 issue + no Mitch + SJ too eksy.

    Revesby Rogue · 17/02/2014 at 18:23

    Five mids (3 premium, would be premium and a rookie) with a rd 8 bye might be a prob. Strong team though.

taylorwoof · 13/02/2014 at 15:26

Slap on the wrist as i didn't complete the sheet last night. Will complete Hawks v Lions sheet (my beloved Hawks) this evening.

Did notice last night a lot of unaccountable football. Plenty of space around contests, blokes running free off half back.

Taylor Adams won't get that much room around the contest in the regular season. Opposition coaches won't allow an elite defender like Enright that much freedom in the back half when the real stuff begins.

Higg has nailed everything on his attached sheet. Superb work Higg!!!!

    Sarah · 13/02/2014 at 15:31

    Very good point. I reckon the pre-season games can tend to muddy the supercoach waters rather than make them clearer.

    throttlefinger · 13/02/2014 at 21:10

    Wondering the same thing about Guthrie as well. Mirage or preview of things to come. Will watch their second NAB game a little more closely.

    SCannonymous · 14/02/2014 at 06:24

    I tend to think Taylor Adams got a lot of footy in tight in a reasonably hot game and I don't see him copping a tag. He has clean hands and is a quick thinker. I'm not suggesting I will take him at $400K, but I suspect he will post plenty of good scores.

      throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 06:54

      Think from a viewing standpoint, he should do well. Can't see him as SC relevant. Any other team, he'd be a consideration, SCannonymous.

        taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 10:21

        Perhaps i didn't watch it closely enough…i was doing stuff on my laptop at the same time. – re Taylor Adams. I'll have to catch the replay again. I watched the Hawks game more closely, being a Hawks fan. I guess i wasn't quite as keen on the Cats v Pies game as less rookies from those sides on my radar.

        What did you blokes think of Tomahawk? From what i saw, he appeared to be moving more freely than he did in 2013.

          throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 10:56

          Tomahawk definitely looked more mobile. Did well. Like to see how well he does again. Will that back hold up against the weekly grind? Someone else, forgot who, said you could Jesse White at a cheaper price and in better health. We shall see.

          Want to see how well Adams does with Swan. If he does as well as he did yesterday, he may be worth a punt.

            taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 11:05

            Good point re the weekly grind, as he'll be carry plenty of the load up forward this season.

            Jesse White, i need to see that output a few times before i could take a punt on him. But definitely, if he backs it up then have to look at him for the reasons you mentioned there.

            Could you start with Pendles, Beams & Adams? (or plan to offload Adams during the byes for a fallen premium?)……

              throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 11:21

              That would take some plums, but if you feel Adams is going to deliver more than say Gaff or Daisy, orr even Ellis for the Tigers, go for it. Think the odds it would serve you the way you want wouldn't be that high. Then again, if he shows some firepower against the Roos, it may be less of a risk. Just better options, I think.

              Agree with White. Not strongly considering him. Another 80+ game I may.

                taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 11:31

                True, could be a good POD vs Thomas & Ellis in that price range. I'm open to starting a 350-400K player in my midfield this year, just not sold on anyone yet.

                Really looking forward to Richmond v Melbourne. So many of those young Dees on the radar.

                  throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 11:36

                  Me too. Tigers fan. Anxious to see how well Lennon does. As well if Dusty is truly going to be playing back more.

                  But yes Twoof, the main focus will be on the Deesters. Is Viv Mitchie worth consideration? Watts look like a new man? JKH as exciting as advertised? May have to set the alarm and watch live!

                    taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 12:10

                    Tigers fan, nice!! No doubt you're pumped for the game then!

                    I was hearing a lot of early talk Lennon will find it tough to break into the B22, so haven't had him in my side at any time yet. Good performance this evening will change that for sure.

                    Good call re Dusty! I don't have him in my side at the moment. Think he's priced right at his top end (Burnt me in 2012 too!)…..he might be a bye upgrade target for me.

                    throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 20:36

                    Roos looking considerably better, huh?

                    taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 23:11

                    Looked a completely different side under Roos tonight, than when under Neeld.

                    I think Melbourne have a new cult figure in J.Kennedy-Harris. Will be on every forward line SC bench now.

                    throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 23:22

                    Ha. Yep, that will be the good and bad. Given the dearth of starting rook forwards, we'll all have JKH.

          SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 06:06

          Woofman, I reckon Adams was clean and quick by hand and he could fit into the midfield (sloppy by foot at times however). The kids tough and can play, he likes the contested footy. If he can score at $400K for GWS, in a side that should win a few more games he should do at least that. But I agree with Throttle, there are better options at that price and as you've suggested Thomas and Ellis would be less of a risk I suspect, especially with Collingwood's early draw.

          Having watched the replay, I agree Hawkins looked a lot more comfortable than last season. As a key forward he will have some big scores and some poor scores. If everything went right and he posted a number of big early season scores, you could get some capital gain if you're prepared to sell at the top (like Cloke of 2013). He is not in my plans at the moment.

            taylorwoof · 15/02/2014 at 13:18

            Agree SC, that would have to be the plan with Hawkins (sell high). Get in, get out…make a quick buck to upgrade to premium, fallen premium.

jimbotraralgon · 13/02/2014 at 15:48

so here I was thinking the old side was pretty settled lest the rookies…but then I decided to write down my shortlisted 'watchlist' ready for the NAB games….

73 names later………looks like I have a bit of work to go yet!

    throttlefinger · 13/02/2014 at 21:08

    Ha. All that planning then the ball goes up in the air…new plans emerge.

Favalinko · 13/02/2014 at 19:38

Hey guys anybody else have partial lockout

Ando · 13/02/2014 at 22:27

How many rookies do we think it is right to have in the midfield this year 4 or 5?

    Blueprime · 14/02/2014 at 00:18


    supermillar · 18/02/2014 at 14:37

    Watch some of the mid rookies going around in the nab could start with only 4 guns

throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 00:07

Hard to get a read on the Hawks side when against so many youngsters. While I've been interested in Suckling, McEvoy and Gunston, don't know if this game is best measure if they are R1 worthy.

    taylorwoof · 14/02/2014 at 00:56

    I agree Throttle!

    Next NAB match for the Hawks is against North Melbourne. Hopefully North have a strong squad, then we'll get a better line on those three you mentioned. McEvoy v Goldy, Gunston v S.Thompson, and see what Suckling's role is when Birchall is in the same side.

      throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 01:19

      I think that will have more starters from both ends, because this is the last warmup before the H&As. I've almost prescribed myself to not really take too much away from today's game other than Hawks are in great shape to take another flag.

      SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 06:12

      McEvoy is tempting, and now playing for Hawthorn, that should result in a greater number of knockouts to advantage. Your right Woofman, McEvoy v Goldy very interesting, especially given the fact that Trent West had as many hitouts as Mc Evoy.

        throttlefinger · 15/02/2014 at 06:47

        With the news of NicNat unlikely for round 1, I'm starting to think about McE as R1. Not feeling totally confident about it. Seeing how he does against Goldy will help push decision, especially for the point you mentioned SCannonymous.

    Philthy · 14/02/2014 at 10:03

    Reckon Gunston is a big show this year, competes well in air and ground level, can get away from his man, from 20 games LY had 8 x 100+ and only 3 <70, hawks will be up top again, plenty of goals to go around

    Mitchell LOCK, Suckling too cheap to ignore, Cyril looking LOCKish too….

      throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 10:58

      Suckling I'd like to see more. Cyril needs to show much more to consider a spot on the squad. Gunston I'm feeling great about. Just need another showing similar against the Roos to put him in for R1.

      Derek · 14/02/2014 at 11:56

      Anyone in the Hawks forward line will be a good choice this year. They are going to kick good scores and their midfielders don't kick a lot of goals. No real bargins though.

        throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 12:00

        Spot on, Derek. A wealth of talent that will cost you. Of the bunch, Gunston is leading the way for me.

SCannonymous · 14/02/2014 at 06:43

Hmmmm, hard to take much out of this game other than Gartlett didn't play.

132 Luke Breust
118 Sam Mitchell 118 Jarryd Roughead 110 Isaac Smith 104 Bradley Hill
103 Jordan Lewis 103 Cyril Rioli 102 Jack Gunston 101 Ben McEvoy
100 Liam Shiels 98 Ryan Lester 98 David Hale 82 Jonathan Simpkin 78 Jordon Bourke
72 Kyle Cheney 72 Mitch Hallahan 70 Matthew Suckling 70 Dayne Zorko
66 Ryan Harwood 65 Paul Puopolo 64 Sam Mayes 63 Will Langford 63 Angus Litherland
61 James Polkinghorne 61 Joshua Green 61 Nick Robertson 60 Derick Wanganeen
57 Kurt Heatherley 55 Jack Crisp 53 Matt Maguire 53 Taylor Duryea 53 James Aish
51 Marco Paparone 51 Shaun Burgoyne 49 John Ceglar 49 Mitchell Golby
48 Nick Hayes 47 Daniel McStay 45 Alex Woodward 39 Zachary O’Brien 38 Justin Clarke
38 Tom Cutler 37 Sam Michael 37 Tim O’Brien 34 Trent West 32 Jordan Lisle
32 Michael Close 31 Rohan Bewick 26 Patrick Wearden 19 Andrew Raines
17 Jonathan Freeman 16 Billy Hartung

    throttlefinger · 14/02/2014 at 06:55

    Agreed. Hawks play Roos next. Get a better idea that game.

    Take away from Garlett not being in is that Hartung has a better chance at starting R1 than Garlett.

      Derek · 14/02/2014 at 11:54

      pencil in Hartung for next year

Fourbells · 14/02/2014 at 10:37

Need to toss up between Jack Gunston v Luke Breust for a possible POD in the forward line. Looking for feedback

    Sarah · 14/02/2014 at 11:06

    I'm going Gunston so you go Breust!! That way we both get POD!

richo · 14/02/2014 at 10:57

first year doing supercoach and just looking for some tips
1. Mitchell, Sam
2. Hanley, Pearce
3. Swallow, David
4. Atley, Shaun
5. Kolodjashnij, Kade
6. McDonald, Luke
7. Cutler, Tom
8. Fuller, Matthew

9. Ablett, Gary
10. Swan, Dane
11. Murphy, Marc
12. Beams, Dayne
13. Ellis, Brandon
14. Thomas, Dale
15. Martin, Jack
16. Aish, James
17. Sheed, Dom
18. Dunstan, Luke

19. Mumford, Shane
20. Sandilands, Aaron
21. Currie, Daniel
22. Derickx, Tom

23. Dangerfield, Patrick
24. Martin, Dustin
25. Franklin, Lance
26. Motlop, Steven
27. Lennon, Ben
28. Garlett, Dayle
29. Taylor, Lewis
30. Honeychurch, Mitch

    Derek · 14/02/2014 at 11:53

    I doubt Motlop will be right for Round 1

      Sleepy · 14/02/2014 at 12:03

      If you go by the AFL injury list Motlop will miss the first 6 – 8 weeks with a knee injury

        richo · 14/02/2014 at 12:12

        might have to look at zorko then

          Jono · 14/02/2014 at 12:36

          I'd stay clear of Zorko for now might wanna look at Gunston at $447K or Caddy at $325K.
          Though I'm keeping an eye on Zorko to see if plays more in the mid or fwd.

    catclaw · 16/02/2014 at 13:14

    Of your fwd line have many likely not to play Rd 1 (Honeychurch, Garlett, Lennon not in Best 22, and Motlop injured til approx rd 6

    perhaps look at Kersten, Bock, daniher and/or Darling (these in my fwd team)

Derek · 14/02/2014 at 13:39

Docherty will miss next 4-5 weeks

Tommykwr · 14/02/2014 at 17:08

Hi guys, Just want some advice on my team
J Bartel
S Mitchell
S Thompson. POD
S Atley. POD
K Kolodjashnij
B Martin
M Fuller
T Cutler

G Ablett
S Pendelbury
T Liberatore. POD
D Beams
D Thomas
J Martin
J Aish
L McDonald
L Dunstan
L Taylor

C Dixon. POD
B Grundy
T Nankervis. Not sure about rucks
D Currie

P Dangerfield
D Martin
J Gunston. POD
J White. POD
J Hogan
G Rohan
D Garlett
M Honeychurch

Dee · 14/02/2014 at 22:01

Derek you sure about Docherty?

    SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 06:24

    Derek is spot on.
    Andrew McKay of Carlton FC (see Carlton website) announced Docherty had been hindered by some quad tendon pain which following surgery a couple of days ago turned out to be a bit of debris behind the knee cap. McKay suggested Docherty will be set back by 4 to 5 weeks.
    With Motlop and now Christensen out of Geelong – this opens up a small forward position at the Cats (any suggestions on candidates?)
    This news will give many SC teams much to think about, I'm sure there are more twists and turns still to come before R1!!

      Derek · 15/02/2014 at 07:31

      I could never tell Stokes, Christensen and motlop apart. This will make it easier if only one is playing.
      Stokes too expensive
      Will Caddy play forward
      Could Gutherie play forward?

        Dee · 15/02/2014 at 11:35

        Spot on SC…. Thanks for that Derek. Caddy is looking like a good choice now, or maybe TOMAHAWK? Apparently he is feeling a lot better this year, kicked 4…. Could be a very good POD. What about Robbie Gray from PORT? He is on my radar too…. Thanks guys!

    Super_Freak · 15/02/2014 at 14:56

    Sux. He will be a gun. I reckon he'll be one of the biggest improvers in def this year. Hopefully not out for too long

SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 06:57

Anyone tempted by Toumpas over Michie?

Brett Deledio 122Jack
Trengove 121James Frawley 120
Tom McDonald 117Bernie Vince 115Daniel Cross 113Nathan Jones 107
Jay Kennedy-Harris 99Lynden Dunn 97Jack Grimes 96Bachar Houli 91
Dean Terlich 88Jimmy Toumpas 86Viv Michie 86Anthony Miles 85
Jeremy Howe 82Ty Vickery 78Rohan Bail 77Nathan Foley 75
Alexis Georgiou 70Nick Vlastuin 66Steven Morris 66Dustin Martin 64
Trent Cotchin 63James Strauss 63Matt Jones 63Chris Newman 62
Jake Spencer 61Shaun Grigg 61Troy Chaplin 55Jordie McKenzie 54Max King 53
Sam Lloyd 49Ben Griffiths 48Brandon Ellis 47Jake Batchelor 42
Shaun Hampson 42Cameron Pedersen 40Aaron Edwards 39Dom Tyson 38
Ben Lennon 37Michael Evans 34David Astbury 34Dan Nicholson 33
Orren Stephenson 31Shane Edwards 29Dom Barry 26Sam Blease 25
Bradley Helbig 18Kamdyn McIntosh 17Alex Rance 16Liam McBean -1

    McClungeMagnet · 15/02/2014 at 22:32

    Where are you getting these scores from?

      SCannonymous · 16/02/2014 at 07:15

      Hi McClug – Try the Herald Sun Website. Regards, SC.

SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 07:08

Ade V Port
Matt White (price makes him SC irrelevant – but under rated at Tigers and should be good for Port).
Consider some of the names for Adelaide who will be very keen to impress for possible midfield job security:
(Sloane, Douglas, Thompson, Danger = safe) Wright, McKay, Kerridge, Douglas, Ellis-Yolmen, B.Smith, B.Martin, Grigg and the Crouch brothers.

    Super_Freak · 15/02/2014 at 14:52

    Out of the 5 blokes we lost at Brisbane, Polec was the one I was worried least about. Sure, he was taken in first round, but hasn't shown that much since, and has been injured a lot. He seems to rate himself more than anyone else does. He may have a good season, but you would have to have pretty big plums to select him straight up.

Pete · 15/02/2014 at 10:48

Wonder if crouching will be hung over after last nights performance…

Jordan · 15/02/2014 at 11:01

McVeigh, Jarrad (MID) $572,500
Mitchell, Sam (MID) $562,000
Enright, Corey $506,800
Suckling, Matt $312,200
Kolodjashnij, Kade $197,300
McDonald, Luke (MID) $182,300
Cutler, Tom $117,300
Fuller, Matthew $117,300

Ablett, Gary $695,000
Selwood, Joel $638,700
Watson, Jobe $601,300
Beams, Dayne $497,200
Thomas, Dale $341,800
Martin, Jack $222,300
Michie, Viv $172,600
Sheed, Dom $167,300
Dunstan, Luke $132,300
Crouch, Matt $117,300

Minson, Will $616,600
Sandilands, Aaron $310,700
Thurlow, Fraser (FWD) $118,400
Nankervis, Toby $117,300

Dangerfield, Patrick (MID) $609,000
Dixon, Charlie (RUC) $487,900
Gunston, Jack $447,400
Zorko, Dayne (MID) $447,200
Caddy, Josh (MID) $325,300
Kennedy-Harris, Jay $117,300
Garlett, Dayle (MID) $117,300
Taylor, Lewis (MID) $117,300

Any Thoughts?

    Swans · 15/02/2014 at 11:27

    Enright is an interesting choice. Will be a pod but is supercoach output is slowly decreasing,

      Dee · 15/02/2014 at 11:46

      You reckon? He is mr consistent….

    Jordan · 15/02/2014 at 19:27

    Yeah i reckon he will be consistent throughout the year. I will watch him closely.

    supermillar · 18/02/2014 at 14:50

    Good solid team I like it

scooter · 15/02/2014 at 11:31

With Christensen goin Down for at least three months and motlop out for probably the first month do you think George horlin Smith will be playing more of a midfield role

Mark · 15/02/2014 at 11:50

Can I please have some opinions on my team! I’m still not confident about some of the rookies I have chosen, like Sheed, Robertson and Honeychurch, but I will have a better idea about the rookies after the NAB is finished.





    Derek · 15/02/2014 at 13:13

    I’m not a big fan of Murphy. Not a keeper in my opinion, but not a cash cow either (might get $50k but not much more). Spend a bit more and get cotchin or Kennedy.

      McClungeMagnet · 15/02/2014 at 15:42

      Marc Murphy is defiantly a keeper. Averaged over 110 for I don't know how many years now and had a bad year due to injury, taggers and captaincy. Take injury out of the equation, improvement against taggers who might be sucked into Thomas, and improvements on handling the captaincy, he will average at least 100. Even the winner last year had Priddis and Mundy who averaged 100.

      jimbotraralgon · 15/02/2014 at 18:55

      sorry Derek. Think you are on the wrong bus wit Murphy. He will average 105 minimum and maybe into 115.

      Dollars per point he will be right up there. =value.

      But saying that I do like the look of cotchin. But given one choice…Murphy over cotchin for mine.

        derek · 16/02/2014 at 14:40

        i've changed my mind about Murphy. I forgot how good he was.

Derek · 15/02/2014 at 13:07

Where can I see each players round by round SC scores from last year.
How did tippet score? Not many people talk king about him because of buddy. He is same price as franklin but I’m thinking he will get the second best defender.
He is a very good player!
Anyone else thinking about him, especially with swans easy start. I’m going to consider buddy and tippet

    jimbotraralgon · 15/02/2014 at 18:48

    there is aresearch tab but not sure if it is a supercoach gold option only?

    will · 15/02/2014 at 19:19
    This has all players scores for any year of superocach

    Michael · 23/02/2014 at 10:25

    hold off on Tippett for the moment – having knee tendonitis issues

Jon · 15/02/2014 at 13:07

Normally not very good at supercoach so am trying to get some tips to improve. Any thoughts to my current team would be great. I am looking to get Ablett after round 8.

L. McDonald

R. Slone
J. Ziebell
C. Beams
V. Michie

S. Jacobs
M. Lobbe
T. Nankervis
B. Brown

C. Dixon
M. Pavlich
J. Lamb
G. Rohan

    jimbotraralgon · 15/02/2014 at 18:43

    not a bad side for someone without much success. Good looking side.

    For me, just one too many rookies up back.

    Not sold on Jacobs but that is just my feeling.

    What's the cash on hand situation?

    derek · 16/02/2014 at 14:39

    if you had to choose between Ablett and Pendlebury, i would go Ablett. You want to have him in your team rounds 5 & 6 when SUNS play MELB and GWS.
    Collingwood have a tough start.

      Glenn · 28/02/2014 at 23:16

      From memory he had a low score last year against a young melbourne tagger

        Glenn · 28/02/2014 at 23:18

        I'd put pendles over ablett. More consistent with the high scores. I'm tipping ablett will drop lower at some point then pendles

James · 15/02/2014 at 13:52

Hi Jock,

I am surprised that no one has said much about Sam Darley. I know he hasn't played yet, but looks an interesting choice. I have him in my team because Docherty is injured. I would like to know thoughts on him.


Jordan · 15/02/2014 at 14:48

Hey guys can I have some thoughts on my team.







21,600 left in the bank.

Should I downgrade in FWD line (e.g. Caddy) and spend elsewhere?
Should I keep jack martin

All criticism welcome

    jimbotraralgon · 15/02/2014 at 18:36

    very solid side mate.

    Would definitely lose caddy, he is neither here or there. Should give you cash to upgrade swallow…he hasn't changed any key stats in 2 years. McVeigh or walker seem likely options.

    If martin returns the same as omeara, that's $180k made. Keep. IMO.

    Cameron · 16/02/2014 at 12:11

    Still so unsure on how many games laidler will get considering how many injured swans defenders are back…
    Unless one of their defenders goes down, I'd look elsewhere

      derek · 16/02/2014 at 14:37

      +1 his price is good, but job security not. PASS

Leon · 15/02/2014 at 19:23

Tom Bell, thoughts. Nearly 23, 16 games only. Solid midfielder who gets the hard ball and can finish with goals. Judd out could mean this kid is given a lot of game time. Awkward price at 311k. POD?

Jake · 15/02/2014 at 20:48

Backline: Mitchell, Lumumba, Swallow, Atley, Suckling, Laidler. (Bench: Cutler, Fuller) – Lumumba, Swallow and Atley playing predominantly in the midfield?

Midfield: Ablett, Murphy, Beams, Shuey, Thomas, Savage, Martin, Michie. (Bench: O'Rourke, Dunstan) – Murphy, Beams, Shuey, Thomas and Savage to become premiums?

Rucks: McIntosh, Sandilands. (Bench: Hickey, Nankervis) – Surely one of those 3 plays consistently?

Forwards: Dangerfield, Roughead, Franklin, Zorko, Caddy, Bock. (Bench: Garlett, Kennedy-Harris) – Forwards light this year, stocking up seems like the best idea!

Thoughts/Suggestions on the team?

    Leon · 15/02/2014 at 21:43

    As a saints supporter I would back Longer over hickey as he can play forward more. Choose one depending on NAB cup form.
    Zorko is a burner and I worry about selecting premiums from teams that will struggle. Midfield COULD be strong but lots must go right. IMO you can only have one of shuey, Thomas and savage. Drop one for a rookie and upgrade the other and murphy to reliable premiums.

SCannonymous · 15/02/2014 at 20:52

Leon – I suggested Bell was worth watching in NAB. I reckon he will play nearly every game this year. He's ready to go. It's just a question of price v's rookie selection and capital gain. It's good to have one mid pricer, so he's competing with Daisy and the likes…

Leon · 15/02/2014 at 21:40

Agree that he is competing with Daisy. Can't have both it seems. Just seems to be able to find his own ball and kicks goals.

@Fr3akMe · 15/02/2014 at 21:53

L. McDonald




Thoughts or feedback on my team??
Got 15k in the bank

    Cameron · 16/02/2014 at 12:00

    Gun midfield, however you might need more cash when one of your ruckmen inevitably breakdown. The question is who'll be first!
    Hibberd/Guthrie/Dahlhaus awesome PODs

SCannonymous · 16/02/2014 at 07:31

Ziebell and Everitt impressive. But Cunnington's 97 off just 17 disposals is note worthy also. Bell will be a regular senior footballer this season in my opinion. I though Nicholas Graham may have performed a bit better.
Does anyone know how long Currie was on the ground for?

Jack Ziebell 149Andrejs Everitt 122
David Ellard 118Nick Dal Santo 106Ryan Bastinac 105Drew Petrie 98
Ben Cunnington 97Mitch Robinson 95Jaryd Cachia 93Brent Harvey 89Todd Goldstein 89
Tom Bell 87Dylan Buckley 86Ed Curnow 85Scott Thompson 85
Cameron Wood 83Daniel Wells 81Brock McLean 81Lindsay Thomas 78
Matthew Watson 69Jamie Macmillan 66Aaron Black 64Luke McDonald 61
Sam Wright 59Marc Murphy 59Bryce Gibbs 59Troy Menzel 57Sam Gibson 57
Joel Tippett 56Andrew McInnes 56Chris Yarran 53Sam Rowe 51
Robert Warnock 51Zach Tuohy 50Andrew Walker 49Lachlan Hansen 47
Patrick Cripps 47Daniel Currie 41Shaun Atley 40Robin Nahas 39
Kane Lucas 37Scott McMahon 37Joshua Bootsma 34Levi Casboult 33
Michael Firrito 32Jarrad Waite 30Mason Wood 29Nicholas Graham 26
Bradley McKenzie 25Ben Jacobs 24Dennis Armfield 17Taylor Hine 17

    jockreynolds · 16/02/2014 at 12:09

    fantastic stuff SC!

    derek · 16/02/2014 at 14:34

    the NORTH midfields is very good, i don't know which one to chose. In the end they might share the SC points around, one have a good week, the next week someone else. I am going to probably start the year with Thomas, but his place maybe taken by one of the NORTH mids

    if i had to chose right now, i would go Cunningham, Ziebiel, Dal, Bast. But their is nothing between them

      McClungeMagnet · 16/02/2014 at 14:48

      I'd probably have to go first Zeiball after yesterday's performance (12 tackles!!!!!). Lost 5 kilos over the preseason to gain endurance. And then dal santo at a new club and less likely to be tagged.

Cameron · 16/02/2014 at 11:53





38k spare

    Cameron · 16/02/2014 at 12:12

    If im feeling cheeky, swap Grundy for Longer then Cotchin for Pendles

    derek · 16/02/2014 at 14:30

    Shuey is an interesting choice. I want to have a WCE midfielder in my team at the start because they have a good draw. I had him last year and he was ok at best. Maybe Priddis?
    On the other hand COLL don't have a good first 8 weeks, so if you are thinking of an upgrade after week 8 of Shuey to Pendlebury, could be a good move.

    Rioli choice is inspirational. He will only miss one week (no big deal) and you will be one of the only people to have him, and not have to trade him in and burn a trade.

    Selwood is a great player but traditionally is a slow starter. He will be on my radar as an upgrade.

    I had Lamb in my team, but gone off him. The main reason in that he is from GWS. Having a FORWARD from GWS doesn't seem logical, so i am looking for small forwards from Cats, Hawks, Swans, Freo etc. Same can be said for Zorko. If he plays forward, i'm not sure BRIS will score enough points this year.

      Cameron · 16/02/2014 at 17:14

      cheers bro

McClungeMagnet · 16/02/2014 at 14:45

Jack Martin seems to have put on a bit of weight since I last saw him. Still pretty skinny, but not as much as I remember, or is it just me?

sammyd · 16/02/2014 at 16:17

i would apreciate any comments please
L mcdonald
(fuller and cutler)
j martin
(honeychurch and o'rurke)
(nankervis and ben brown)
D garlett
rohan (?????)
(taylor and kennedy harris)

    Blueprime · 17/02/2014 at 01:50

    Docherty injured. To many R8 mids

      Derek · 17/02/2014 at 17:11

      Henderson injured as well

        sammyd · 17/02/2014 at 18:15

        lachie henderson from carlton

Tommykwr · 16/02/2014 at 18:53

Just looking for some tips on my team, not sure about rookies or rucks. Any comments appreciated.




    Daniel · 27/02/2014 at 12:47

    McVeigh-Hanley, Barlow-Cotchin, J.Martin and Robertson need to go, Maric is injured, Grundy-Sandilands, White-Zorko. As much as I like Hartung, he has to go as well.

James · 16/02/2014 at 19:41

would really appreicate any bodys thoughts! 🙂




Kennedy harris

    BlueBallsFC · 16/02/2014 at 20:55

    who is Georgiou in your defence??? maybe a better option, sandilands wont be playing early in the year, give him a miss or get a backup

      BlueBallsFC · 16/02/2014 at 20:59

      my bad Georgiou scored well the other night

jhawk · 16/02/2014 at 20:25

whats everyone thoughts on luke breust one of my fav!
more midfield time the hawks have slowly been building his tank up the last few years..
such a good user of the footy and goal assits.
if he could ave 20+ touches a game look out
he ave increase last two years should be looking for a ave 90+ this year
could he ave close to 100?

BlueBalls FC · 16/02/2014 at 20:51

would really like some feedback, team is constantly changing but here's where i'm at! cheers!!!

s mitchall (mid)
p hanley (mid)
s hurn
m suckling
k kod
l mcdonald (mid)
(t cuttler, m fuller)

g ablett
j watson
t libberatore
n fyfe
d beams
v michie
d sheed
l dunstan
(n roberston, d garlett (fwd))

m lobbe
b grundy
(c wood, d currie)

p dangerfield (mid)
m walters
j gunston
l breust
j caddy (mid)
g rohan
(j kennedy-harris, m honeychurch (mid))

$41,700 left over

    Sarah · 18/02/2014 at 09:41

    Looks very similar to one of my previous drafts!

Donotello · 17/02/2014 at 17:33

Rate my Team please! (rationale included)



Mitchell,S (HAW) – Lock

Shaw, H (GWS) – this man can score, and ball will be in defence plenty?

Enright, C (Geel) Mr.Consistent

Suckling, M (HAW)

Koodjashnij,K (GCS)

McDonald, L (NTH)

*Cutler, T (BRL)

(Fuller, M (WBD)


Selwood, J (GEE) – Captain

Griffen, R (WBD) – Huge Scores, POD somehow, noone talks about this gun

Cotchin, T (RIC) – The next Ablett, underpriced for mine

Ziebell, J (NTH) – No longer a POD, friggen NAB

Beams, D (COL) – LOCK

Thomas, D (CAR) – Cant stand the man, but price too good, murphys a flog

Martin, J (GCS) – Expensive but will be a playing games

Dunstan, L (STK)

*Crouch, M (ADE) – Gun, Jet, Lock.

*Robertson, N (BL) – Jocks reccomendation – not sold yet (NAB review)

Rucks – Three ruck option, use sandilands when fit, grundy when not.

Ryder, P (ESS) – Ryder scores huge when used in ruck, Bellend out.

Grundy, B (COL) – Will make you cash, will play lots of games

Sandilands, A (FRE) – Bench cover for him set as he is injury proned

Thurlow, F (ESS) – Probably will never use, but forward swinger handy


Dangerfield,P (ADE)- How could you not crouch?

Franklin, L (SYD)- Imagine fit, small SCG, fed by best mids in comp

Pavlich, M (FRE) – Gun, this man can score big & underpriced. CASH COW.

Caddy, J (GEE) – Round 9 upgrade to gun. will play, will make money

Bock, N (GCS) – Will play will score. Cash cow. purely for money making

Kennedy-Harris, J – Gun lock.

*Garlett (HAW) – NAB review

*Honeychurch, M (WBD) – NAB review

Others on watch list:

WINGARD – this guy is my pick for elite status if he can beat tag(Watch)

DAHLHOUSE – in the middle of the street. potential high, POD (watch)

ZORKO & HANLEY – Brisbane are going to struggle hard. Why are we so keen

Pendles and Gaz to join Catz on Crack midseason through zibell and martin upgrades if all goes to plan.

    Sarah · 18/02/2014 at 08:10

    Love the commentary. But it's a risk starting without Gaz and Pendles.

    Grufflez · 18/02/2014 at 11:28

    Cothin the next Ablett? lol! ,there is only one.
    Kobe and Le'bron the next Jordan…both great players but why do people feel a need to always speak about the next ''such & such''

      Donotello · 18/02/2014 at 16:42

      I know big call. He just possess alot of abletts qualities. once he is consistent he has the balance and run of ablett. Ablett was really inconsisteny early. he was not the master his entire career. Cotchin will improve alot this year.

      Fair calls tho, i will add ablett after last weeks performance and downgrade griffen to libba.

Belly · 17/02/2014 at 20:47

Kolo (gc)
Emerg fuller laidler

Emerg Ellis marsh (syd)

Emerg nankervis furlow

Emerg gartlett Kennedy-Harris

Bit of feedback would be great

Dee · 17/02/2014 at 22:05

WOW… Both you guys leaving the master out?? Hmmmm….. Very interesting lads! FAIL…..

rhino · 18/02/2014 at 06:44

Everyone who is not starting, with ablett? You are going to miss out on a lot of points, 159 last night, in fact I don't want you to start with him, will put me in a great position.

Pieman1978 · 18/02/2014 at 06:57

I put GAJ back in my team last week & I’ve been sleeping much better since. Last night further emphasised that. Jock has been banging on about the Martin & Omeara comparison. The father of fantasy is spot on if last night is anything to go by. He’s going to have to do something special to force his way back into my team.

Jay · 18/02/2014 at 11:25

My Current team

(Fuller & Cutler)

Dal Santo
N. Jones
M, Crouch
(Morabito & SHeed)

(Thurlow & Nankervis)

(Kersten & Garlett)

This is just rough so far still a lot of guys i wanna check out in the NAB CHallenge. I have $19,500 cash left. If you have any tips or advice please let me know Thanks

Sarah · 18/02/2014 at 11:56

Hey, I thought I was the only one who had thought about N Jones!! I think there's a bit too much risk there personally. Also after last nights performance I've cooled to sub-zero temperature on Dixon. Hardly showed anything.

    PJ8 · 18/02/2014 at 12:19

    I wouldn't worry about Dixon's poor game last night. The suns played Nicholls and Gorringe. Those 2 are fighting for the no.1 spot. In the H&A season only one of those will play with Dixon playing FWD and being back up.

    Dixon will get ruck minutes and has the ability to kick bags of goals. He will score well.

    He also only played 60% game time last night.

James · 18/02/2014 at 17:07

No mention of Lee Spurr in tonight's sheet or best 22?

Jayjtee · 18/02/2014 at 18:06

Hi all, this is my latest combination & any feedback would be welcome.

DEF: Hibbert, Hanley, S.Mitchell, Suckling, K.Kolodjashnij. Mcdonald (Fuller, Cutler)

MID: Ablett, T.Mitchell, D.Thomas, Murphy, D.Beams, Zeibell, , C.Beams, O'rourke (Perris, M.Crouch)

RUC: Minson, Sandilands (Currie, Thurlow)

FWD: Pavlich, Franklin, Dixon, Gunston, Rohan, Franklin (Kennedy – Harris, Honeychurch)

    Dee · 18/02/2014 at 21:54


    Cameron · 19/02/2014 at 00:56

    Two Franklins? How do we get access to these duplicating peptides?

      Jayjtee · 19/02/2014 at 07:47

      ha.ha, thanks for pointing that out there Cameron, replaced both Franklins with Danger & Tomahawk as with this combination can no longer afford Buddy only $18,700 left

Jayjtee · 18/02/2014 at 18:34

exactly 140,000K remaining

Belly · 18/02/2014 at 20:55

Guess Ellis was a good get

Ocker · 18/02/2014 at 20:58

Another reason not to take too much out of this first round of 18 games in 18 days. WHO was coaching Freo? Peter Sumich, Freo not playing their normal game. Lyon was there but is he doing what he did to us in last years final? Total case of dropping the ball and where is the senior coaches accountability. This is a totally different game plan.

Forget game was played.

Grufflez · 18/02/2014 at 21:18

Its NAB CUP! no one takes it seriously least of all the coaches…the only players who try are the blokes trying to get into their teams best22 in R1..its practice for the pro's and an opportunity for coaches to try position changes and unusual game plans.

Listen to Jock…watch rookies/player positions and nothing else.

Dixon still in my team otherwise i'll have to ditch Sandi which i am strongly considering.

    Ocker · 18/02/2014 at 22:05

    Fair enough to try positional changes and unusual game plans, I Listen to Jock, Higgo and Crouch. Listened on radio and did not sound right. Will watch replay tomorrow.

    Know where you are coming from Grufflez but a coach has a job in my opinion and should be doing it himself.

    Dixon was always in my team but I can't see keeping him.

    Looks like another restructure.

    throttlefinger · 18/02/2014 at 22:21

    Sandi looked in fine form. Dixon should've showed a little more than he did. Understand the focus is on the rooks but approach in a game is something to consider. Sammy Mitchell didn't half gas it. Dixon looked lost. 50/50 on him. For price, he needs to show a lot more in next game.

      Grufflez · 18/02/2014 at 23:14

      Good to hear Sandi looked alright 🙂

        throttlefinger · 18/02/2014 at 23:20

        91 SC points, Grufflez. Looked active and played most of game. Kept playing hard with game out of reach. Unless he goes heel in NAB2, looks like a surefire R2.

          scooter · 19/02/2014 at 09:40

          Sandi had 46 hit outs and was improvin as the game wore on admittedly Cox was off by then but still very impressive first time he has been in my team this year went into the game with masten as my pod eagle but now I have put wellingham in both look set to have similar output but wellingham 140 k cheaper

            throttlefinger · 19/02/2014 at 09:51

            Masten did look good. Hurn is my lone Eagle. Considering Shuey and Darling. Seem undervalued. Will feel more comfortable about adding one or both after next NAB game.

            Like Wellingham. Talented as all get out. But nervous about slotting him in at the start. Definitely one to watch. May be perfect corrective for front line.

Hien · 18/02/2014 at 23:26

rockliff, watson or selwood?

    Hien · 18/02/2014 at 23:28

    or…. let me rephrase that..
    who is the best mid i should get besides gaz and pendles?

      Hawkaz · 18/02/2014 at 23:51

      probably want someone without the rnd 8 bye so watson would be your safest bet, or even a freo Mid like Fyfe/ Barlow, or another man from sydney whos looking to recapture is 2012 form.. i'll let you guess who

        Hien · 19/02/2014 at 00:24

        you mean jpk? yeah i was considering him and fyfe as well
        but for some reason i think watson will tear it up this year, even better than his 2012, also with the drug scandal thing now finished and stuff haha (from a carlton supporter)

          Hawkaz · 19/02/2014 at 22:54

          Yeah JPK! I'm thinking along similar lines to you mate!

        Derek · 19/02/2014 at 09:04

        Kennedy or cotchin are close to must haves at their price

          derek · 19/02/2014 at 16:48

          no-one talking much about having Steve J in their team.

Fourbells · 19/02/2014 at 07:28

West Coast v Freeemantle Supercoach Scores
Luke Shuey 125
Matt Priddis 120
Nathan Fyfe 113
Mark Hutchings 107
Chris Masten 106
Jamie Cripps 104
Sharrod Wellingham 96
Lachie Neale 93
Aaron Sandilands 91
Xavier Ellis 89
Michael Barlow 87
Stephen Hill 83
Eric MacKenzie 83
Shannon Hurn 82
Mark LeCras 82
Matt Rosa 80
Jack Darling 80
Dean Cox 79
Elliot Yeo 79
Callum Sinclair 71
Tendai Mzungu 69
Tom Sheridan 67
Scott Selwood 67
Josh Kennedy 66
Scott Lycett 65
Murray Newman 63
Sam Menegola 58
Michael Walters 58
Matthew De Boer 57
David Mundy 56
Paul Duffield 56
Matthew Pavlich 53
Darren Glass 49
Josh Hill 49
Michael Johnson 48
Mitchell Brown 46
Brad Sheppard 45
Danyle Pearce 43
Hayden Crozier 42
Jack Hannath 41
Dom Sheed 41
Tanner Smith 40
Lee Spurr 37
Patrick McGinnity 34
Scott Gumbleton 32
Zac Dawson 32
Max Duffy 32
Jamie Bennell 32
Hayden Ballantyne 26
Colin Sylvia 18
Luke McPharlin 15
Matthew Taberner 11

Billy · 19/02/2014 at 09:07

If anyone wants they can join ,my supercoach league. I really want to play against good players so that this year will be a challenge for me but also fun. Here is the code 714873

Mac · 19/02/2014 at 10:17

Has anyone cited GC v Ess supercoach scores and can you direct me there please. Some interesting SC numbers from blue chip players so far. Fully understand it's NAB but still not a great hitout by them. Less pressure is ballooning other's scores and the out of best 22 are busting to take their opportunity to work their way into starting teams. Have enjoyed the new format thus far.

jimbotraralgon · 19/02/2014 at 12:19

big rookie game on tonight – dogs vs saints.

Fuller, Cutler, Dunstan, Billings, Honeychurch, Markworth, bontempelli……..

really want to lock into my side Fuller and Dunstan in particular

    SCannonymous · 19/02/2014 at 19:44

    Yeah there should be a few to consider. I don't think Bontempelli is playing though.

      Sarah · 19/02/2014 at 20:09

      Fuller and Honeychurch aren't playing. I'm so disappointed.

@Fr3akMe · 19/02/2014 at 12:21

Garlett has been left out of second hawks nab cup game? will he even start the season ? may have to pull him out

    jimbotraralgon · 19/02/2014 at 14:32

    I'm afraid that might be the case. Looks like he will be made to earn his stripes. Still we need some of the rookies to come in mid season for downgrade options when cashing in our cows. We dont want everyone playing round 1.

      @Fr3akMe · 19/02/2014 at 15:29

      yeah that is true. my rookies will prob be changed more times then my underwear between now and when the team sheets come out for round 1

Duncan · 19/02/2014 at 17:16

What are Peoples Thoughts on Stephen Coniglio as a 3rd year Breakout contender. Former Number #2 Draft pick. Will Breakout at some stage and I think this is the year.
Averaged 19 Disposals, 3.5 Marks and 3.5 Tackles Last Year
Averaged Mid 70s Too and should push that average up to 90 an beyond.
Thoughts On him?

    Duncan · 20/02/2014 at 19:50

    Man he is Killing it so far But it is only NAB CUP

Billy · 19/02/2014 at 17:49

Hey guys I am thinking of buying supercoach gold, is it really worth it?

    derek · 19/02/2014 at 19:05

    yeah. i had it last year and will get it again. You will like the analyiser when you are making trades. Gives you the cash cow breakevens, projected scores.

    Mick · 19/02/2014 at 22:26

    Yes because on Thursday night you can see by green orange and red lights who is selected to play who is an emergency and who is not ! – therefore worth every cent imo

    Skippa · 20/02/2014 at 09:23

    It is key Billy! Purely based on break evens its worth it, but very handy at the start of the year, you can see the previous 5 or so years of that players ave for that year. Handy when looking at players who may break out or have had a bad year last year.

Grufflez · 19/02/2014 at 20:42

Nah save your money..nothing in SC gold that can't be found for free somewhere else

David · 19/02/2014 at 20:43

Could we consider some of the Melbourne players?

    BeagzBoyz · 19/02/2014 at 22:21

    Definitely! Melbourne has some great options priced well

      derek · 19/02/2014 at 22:25

      Melbourne DEFENDERS should see plenty of the ball this year, whether they can actually get hold of it is another matter

Dee · 19/02/2014 at 22:50

Hi guys…. Please join my league 962084, curious to see how I will fair against the community this year! Thanks for joining lads.

Derek · 20/02/2014 at 12:20

each morning I wake up and change my team.
I have it pretty close except for the final rookie choices. Although i'll probably only play 4 rookies in round 1 (KK, Mcdonald, Dunstan and a FWD rookie).
the other area I can't decide is my premium MIDS.
At moment I have Gaz, StevieJ, Cotchin, Kennedy, Murphy, Beams, XEllis, Dunstan (2x rookies)

What do people think of StevieJ over Pendlebury? He is $55k cheaper and I have $40k in bank, so I would have to find $15k elsewhere.

PJ8 · 20/02/2014 at 12:54

Find the $15k Derek! I think Pendlebury is a must.

Wonder if you can help me out or anyone else:

Pick 1 – Roughead, Wingard or D.Martin.

    Sarah · 20/02/2014 at 13:17

    I say Roughead.

    Didn't like what I saw from Martin of the half back and how Wingard handles a tag is a big unknown.

      PJ8 · 20/02/2014 at 13:24

      Thanks, Roughy is my choice at the moment but that F2 seems to be one spot I keep doubting myself and changing regularly.

        Sarah · 20/02/2014 at 13:30

        Same. I keep changing.
        Also think Harvey is worth some thought. The guy just doesn't stop. Thoughts?

    Derek · 20/02/2014 at 16:55

    Pendlebury is in my team on the odd days, so when I wake up tomorrow i'll swap him back in.

    I was thinking Stevie J over pendlebury based on Geelong have a slightly easier first 8 games than Collingwood.

    StevieJ is a POD.

    hmmmm. maybe I can have both…….

    Blueprime · 21/02/2014 at 00:14


PJ8 · 20/02/2014 at 13:47

Agree he is worth some thought, his SC averages over the past 5 years speak for themselves. But he is getting on, not getting any younger. The year will come where it catches up to him and i dont want to be the year i pick him so I wont be

    Sarah · 20/02/2014 at 14:33

    Fair point

chandanrajdb · 20/02/2014 at 14:36

Hello Community….

I have created a league, please join……

JR COMMUNITY F.L. (628751)……..


    Super_Freak · 20/02/2014 at 18:00

    Hey Raj, I'm in!

David · 20/02/2014 at 15:36

Between the 540k -580k there are some serious DPP's

Priddis at 544,500 (2013 avg 101 Whole team didn't fire lat year, but could he get back up to 110+ ?.)

Boyd at 560,100 (2013 avg 103.8 with Griffen and Liberatore who will get more attention this year Boyed could run rampant and if he stays fit for 2014 he could get up around the 110 mark.)

J.Kennedy at 568,600 (2013 avg 105.4 still a good avg for some one who i feel was the most under performing mid for Sydney. I reckon he will be back over 110 this year.)

    Derek · 20/02/2014 at 16:58

    Cotchin is pretty handy as well

    McClungeMagnet · 21/02/2014 at 23:26

    All well and good saying all these players will score 110+ but who will drop out of the bracket. There won't be 30 110+ players next year.

      David · 21/02/2014 at 23:52

      Not saying that Priddis and Boyd will be at the 110 +
      just a maybe in relation to future circumstances.

      I do believe that J.Kennedy is most likely though.
      Cotchin can get there

      Just trying to name those who have been there before recently.

sammyd · 20/02/2014 at 18:35

1. McVeigh, J
2. Hanley, P
3. Enright, C
4. Suckling, M
5. McDonald
6. Fuller, M
23. Cutler, T
24. Georgiou, A
7. Ablett, G
8. Pendlebury, S
9. Cotchin, T
10. Mitchell, S
11. Beams, D
12. Zaharakis, D
13. Ellis, X
14. Dunstan, L
25. Crouch, M
26. Garlett, D
15. Lobbe, M
16. Hickey, T
27. Nankervis, T
28. King, M
17. Martin, D
18. Franklin, L
19. Zorko, D
20. Dahlhaus, L
21. Rohan, G
22. Kennedy-Harris, J
29. Taylor, L
30. Honeychurch, M
i would apriciate any criticts or tips or compliments on my team
thanks @jockreynolds

    Sarah · 20/02/2014 at 20:18

    I like it but you've got one too many premiums in the midfield IMO. The midfield is where you'll get the best cash cows.
    But very strong team.

      derek · 22/02/2014 at 15:17

      you can never have too many premiums in the midfield 🙂

michael · 20/02/2014 at 19:01

hey guys
ive got jack shaw franklin and parker from syd
and grundy cloke and beams from pies
is having 7 players from 2 sides a really bad idea? especially since they play each other early on!

Rocksta · 20/02/2014 at 21:14

I'm watching GWS vs Swans.
Tell you what, it's going to be a very difficult choice between Parker and Tom Mitchell as my F3/4.
They both look great. I may even have them both in ( maybe one in the guts as a DPP).
JPK also looks in fine Fittle.

    throttlefinger · 20/02/2014 at 22:17

    Completely agree, Rocksta. Giving round 1 to Titch. See what happens NAB2. Can't go wrong either way, yet you get the feeling Titch can break off for 130+ scores if he's in a groove. Not sure with Parker.

    F3 position up for grabs but those two are the favs to be locked in.

Rocksta · 20/02/2014 at 22:59

I decided on Titch in the guts ( awesome DPP), and Parker as my F3.
Currently have Sam Blease on Mid Bench as he is also a DPP so if he can string some form together will give heaps of flexibility through the guts.
The Beauty of having Titch in the Guts is that you can swap he and Danger at some stage resulting in both being ultra premiums for their respective true positions.
I literally change my team every night but I can safely say that I have decided on running with both of the Sydney boys going into Round 1 ( barring injury of course).
What did you think of Rohan? I thought he did enough to justify an F7 starting position

    Rocksta · 20/02/2014 at 23:05

    Sorry, F5 I meant.

      PJ8 · 21/02/2014 at 08:51

      Tom Mitchell looks the goods so I don't think you can go wrong with that selection. He has always been a high SC scorer, even before Sydney picked him up. He will end up an elite SC player. Hope it is this year.

      Come Round 1 I can see Sydney's starting midfield being JPK, K. Jack and Hannebery. Hopefully the likes of Mitchell , Parker and McVeigh can get enough midfield time to warrant their selection. Maybe Mitchell and Parker to play out on the wings, They could rack up plenty of ball there. Mcveigh to sweep across half back and also get plenty of ball.

      I like Gary Rohan. I will be slotting him in F5. The Swans love him. Hopefully he kicks a few goals a game with 15-20 touches and he will rise in price very quickly.

    Derek · 21/02/2014 at 08:58

    I'm not sold on the idea. They won't get as much time in the middle come the real stuff.

Pete · 21/02/2014 at 00:02

Great to see the younger guns (Mitchell, Parker, Jack etc) running through the middle. Sydney will be strong with them there, it frees up JPK, O'Keefe, McVeigh etc

Could it be their flag this year…

(Geelong supporter)

SCannonymous · 21/02/2014 at 06:21

Okay I am prepared to be shot down in flames, but this is what I am currently considering. I am considering Tom Lonergan at $247K in defence. Aiming to win a rather competitive league comp.
Justification: We pay a price for a player that we expect to return that price or better. I reckon Lonergan won't get much better nor worse, but what I do know is that he will be selected every week. Is there anyone with more job security in DEF under $350K?
I think he may allow me to have the likes of McDonald and Fuller in my team, and / or possibly roll the dice on a high risk high return mid pricer… I can choose whether or not to play Lonergan and he may provide me with the insurance when I want to send a DEF/MID to the midfield.
There is a risk I may be stuck with him for the year – but the worst case scenario I believe is he returns his price.
Something to ponder – and that's what I think this site is about.
Arguments for and against welcomed. (Especially Higgo type wisdom…)

    Sarah · 21/02/2014 at 10:04

    That's a bit too radical for me personally. Yes he's got high job security but you know you wont get many points for it or make any money. He'll start to annoy you mid season I reckon and you won't be able to do anything with him. Just my opinion tho.

      Billy · 21/02/2014 at 18:35

      Grab Zac Dawson while you're at it mate 😉

        SCannonymous · 22/02/2014 at 00:18

        Ouch – point made.

      SCannonymous · 22/02/2014 at 00:19

      Thanks Sarah.

    Super_Freak · 21/02/2014 at 18:55

    Not convinced either SC. Players in that price range are selected to earn cash and possibly keep if they go nuts.

      SCannonymous · 22/02/2014 at 00:21

      Thanks Super-Freak, I guess I'm just finding it hard to grab 3 or 4 definite starting rookies.
      What if 3 of them aren't playing by round 2 or 3?

        WombatsFC · 22/02/2014 at 00:36

        There are plenty of defenders under 350k that will appreciate in value and play every game if they are fit.
        Guthrie, Thurlow, Suckling, R.Shaw, B.Martin, M.Watson are just a few

        Super_Freak · 22/02/2014 at 08:32

        Dont forget Docherty. He'll probably miss the first few with injury, but he'll definately play. He will score well this year. A good upgrade option after he has played a few and one of your rookies has appreciated

        derek · 22/02/2014 at 15:20

        that is why we have 30 trades.

        i think i'll be starting 4 rookies on the field round 1, all the bench will be rookies who are cash cows. The 4 starting rookies hopefully will get many games. IE: McDonald, Dunstan, KK, J Martin

JX20 · 21/02/2014 at 15:07

Why the obsession with Brodie Grundy?
– $363K for someone that has scored 76+ once in his 7 games.
– How will he go carrying the load for a full 22 games?
– I expect natural improvement but will that lead to 90+ average?

Sandilands? Injury prone sure, but finished 2014 scoring 100+ in three finals including 125 in the GF. It's gotta be worth the risk at 53K cheaper.

    Dee · 21/02/2014 at 18:33


    Super_Freak · 21/02/2014 at 18:53

    Agree also. If Sandi can stay fit he is a bargain. Not sure Grundy is quite ready to shoulder the permanent ruck duties at the pies and score big at the same time

      Kevan · 22/02/2014 at 11:33

      If you go with Sandi, Grundy is a good R3 option as he will play. Especially if you also go with Max King as the loop hole.

        Super_Freak · 22/02/2014 at 11:45

        I just don't know if I can bring myself to select a R3 that's not a rookie. A lot of money sitting on the bench to maybe get an occasional good score using the loophole. I still think the money is better spent elsewhere on the ground.

          Kevan · 22/02/2014 at 14:41

          Agree about the R3 rookie, but Sandi is too good to knock back at that price and you do need protection. Tricky one.

            JimiHK · 26/02/2014 at 02:11

            Super_Freak, have you thought of putting a FWD/RUC in at F2/3/4 and then having R3/4 as a RUC/FWD. That way if you have good FWD bench cover you can rotate across lines if Sandi goes down.

            I've done that with Dixon at F2 and Thurlow at R4, just gives me a bit of piece of mind.

Dee · 21/02/2014 at 18:35

G'day community… Quick question, N. Riewoldt & J. Watts or Hawkins & Hibberd. Opinions would be greatly appreciated…. Thank you!

    Super_Freak · 21/02/2014 at 18:51

    NR has been really consistent, just not sure how much more his body can take

    Watts is a flat out BURNMAN

    Hawkins has been injured, but still not convinced he can be a prolific SC scorer. Beware the KPF.

    Hibberd had a really good 2013 and will probably only get better.

Dee · 21/02/2014 at 19:09

What's KPF or KPP mean?

    rhino · 21/02/2014 at 19:25

    Key Position Forward, Key Position Player.

      Dee · 21/02/2014 at 19:29

      Thanks Rhino…

Tom · 21/02/2014 at 19:29

If anyone wants to join a supercoach league here's the code 666827

Dee · 21/02/2014 at 20:38

G'day community… Quick questions day Jock & Community, who do you reckon will have the better year out of Aish, N. Robertson and X. Ellis. Out of the three I don't know who to leave out. Any suggestions anyone?

    Wattsie · 21/02/2014 at 22:31

    G'day Dee.

    I've got Elis in at the moment. I've been tossing up between him and Sheed. He's not a lock, I'd like to see his NAB2 game before that happens.

    JimiHK · 26/02/2014 at 02:21

    G'day Dee.

    Given how much they cost now I've been crunching the numbers hard on the rookies.

    my thoughts on those 3 are that Robertson gives excellent bang for your buck, Ellis has the best ceiling but Aish has been disappointing considering his price.

    FYI both Robertson and Ellis are currently in my team, but not Aish.

Derek · 21/02/2014 at 21:24

Sam Mitchell is a LOCK and throw away the key

David · 21/02/2014 at 22:05

If people are not so keen on Hawkins i have a couple i think that need to be considered around the same price.
Forwards are difficult to choose any year and this year proves most difficult.

Eddie Betts $362,700 (2013 avg 67.2 pts)

His seasons from 2010 – 2012 avg is between 80.0 – 84.5 and what i think is interesting, he didn't miss a game in those three seasons. 2013 he only played 16 games and Carlton didn't have the big forwards on the park for the majority of the season. In fact Jarrod Waite played 12 games and S.Hampson 6 only games. Players like Betts play best when there are big Forwards on the park and Adelaide have Podsiadly, Jenkins and Walker.

Betts 2013 score in my opinion was effected by injury and lack of big forwards around him.

If he stays fit and to his potential
My prediction 2014
77-83 pts

give me 5 or thumbs up or more if you want to see my next option 🙂

Cheers community love you guys!

throttlefinger · 21/02/2014 at 23:01

Started NAB with eye on Garlett. Then moved to Hallihan. Looks like Langford is the rook lock on this team. Played 75% of the two NAB games with 69/109 SC scores. At worst will have him on bench.

    McClungeMagnet · 21/02/2014 at 23:22

    Back line rookies have really emerged this NAB and many forwards injured or left out. Would never have thought about georgiou, and Langford.

    WombatsFC · 22/02/2014 at 00:39

    Good call on langford throttle and wanganeen has some serious talent as well but, who are the hawks going to leave out to fit these guys in?

      throttlefinger · 22/02/2014 at 01:16

      Very good point, Wombats. Take with grain of salt as Birchall didn't play either game. Think Hallihan will get vest before he will.

      From amount of game time Clarko put Langford in and his results can see him making 22. May throw him on bench or use for Def loop, as Hawks have later game.

        WombatsFC · 22/02/2014 at 01:36

        Thanks mate. I know the hawks have big things planned for Langford and his old-man was a hawks a great so I've I've penciled him into D8.
        You probably already know that I've had to put a big red line through Carrazzo so, now I've got a gap at M7 I'm thinking of slotting Daisy in there but I'm not confident about his ankle. Maybe Lachie Hunter is a better prospect that'll give me an extra 50k for correctional trades, I'm sure to need 1 or 2 of them.

        How's your team looking?

          throttlefinger · 22/02/2014 at 01:46

          Pretty good. Weighing between two structures. Basically one that's leveraging steadier play and undervalue perms vs. one with a little more risk and PODs. Sounds drastically different but has a lot of same players and different in approach is basically a couple players (e.g. Shuey vs. Lids is one I'm considering. See upside for both)

          Speaking of Hunter, I like him as my F5. Rather than do Lamb I like Hunter's play so far and his DPP status. But I think your use of him is very strong. Another in that price range is Lachie Whitfield. Doubt he'll get the tag and ball magnet. Sure, didn't do great last season and 2nd year curse and all, but has the talent to move past that. Looked great. Food for thought.

            WombatsFC · 22/02/2014 at 02:06

            Yeah I liked the look of Whitfield against Sydney and he will definitely escape the 1 & 2 taggers for a while but, he's 100k more than Hunter and the xtra 50k I make from downtrading caraz will be handy in the early rounds.
            I'm still running with with gaz,pendle,jobe,rocky,beamer,smurph? and the same structures I posted previously for the other lines. M6&7 are my only real concerns I've only got about 900k to fill both spots and I can only allow 1 rook/wook mid on the field.

              throttlefinger · 22/02/2014 at 02:13

              Hunter may make more sense. Plus nice to have one DPP in mid field who will contribute. See Daisy as a wait and see. If he's up to form, can slot him in after R2. Can't see it. Not playing NAB isn't a good sign. Even if he plays NAB2, would have to be Sam Mitchell-level play to slot in.

              Mine is looking a bit similar. Going Gaz, Pendles, Jobe/Griff, JPK, Beams, Shuey/Lids. Leaning towards X. Ellis but like to see how C. Beams does. Dunstan is a rook lock. Bench will be decided NAB 2 play and R1 selects. Forward line giving me fits. Your Riewoldt rant got through. Considering him before Danger. But also considering going all undervalue prems (and maybe Parker/Titch). Would like to slot Hunter in as F5, as I said. May not be possible, Wombats, but gonna try, my man.

McClungeMagnet · 21/02/2014 at 23:21

What's everyone's opinion on Mitchell! Was NAB sucking is in or could he average 90-95 for the year or his hi se experienced body going to lead him to dip off like last year where he averaged around 60 for his last 5 not including the bye.

    throttlefinger · 21/02/2014 at 23:33

    Pure gun, McClunge. Works hard and knows how to break a tag. Will have few sub 100 games.

    Simply put, he will be the Goddard of this season.

    David · 22/02/2014 at 09:39

    Because of other guns in Sydney team he wont be tagged either. I think watch next NAB game but he is heading towards lockability.

    throttlefinger · 22/02/2014 at 23:55

    Apologies McClunge. You meant Titch not Sammy. Think he'll do well. Game comes easy to Titch. Will struggle but will be outweighed by some massive scores.

Macca · 22/02/2014 at 12:20

Hey jock what do you think about Saint Nick, easy first few games, seems nobody wants him over dustin? POD

jonah · 22/02/2014 at 14:44

Thoughts would be extremely helpful. I will rate your team 🙂

DEF: Mitchell, Hibberd, Hurn, Suckling, R. Shaw, Mcdonald (Langford, Fuller)
MID: Ablett, Pendles, Watson, Beams, Shuey, Thomas, Ellis, Dunstan (Crouch, Robertson)
RUC: Leuenberger, Sandilands (Derickx, Thurlow)
FWD: Dangerfield, Parker, Gunston, Pavlich, Rohan, JKH (Taylor, Honeychurch)

If Nicnat is fit by rnd 1 leuenberger will make way. Do you guys think my fwd/def is too weak?

derek · 22/02/2014 at 15:32

I really like Pav & Gunston in FWDS. I would look at Franklin over Parker, other than that good FWDS.

Sandi is a lock and anyone who tells you otherwise will be getting him in round 3. Leuengerger is a risk, i would prefer a ruck from one of the good teams. Just worried that Bris will get some beatings this year.

MIDS: you could get Cotchin & Kennedy for almost the same price as Pendlebury and Thomas. Collingwood have a tough start and Thomas is an injury risk/mid priced/junk time player. I like Shuey because WCE easy games, not sure he is a keeper so would be looking at upgrading him (maybe to Pendles) after round 8.

BACKS are solid, but see if you can squeeze Bartel in there instead of Hibberd or Hurn, if you can it will look awesome.

All just my opinion 🙂 but you did ask

    jonah · 22/02/2014 at 15:38

    Thanks for your input 🙂

jonah · 22/02/2014 at 17:46

Shuey/shaw/pav or dusty/swallow/polec?

Derek · 22/02/2014 at 23:40

Vardy out for the season. Blicav becomes a very good option

David · 23/02/2014 at 05:24

Thank you community for the thumbs up!

Next option to consider is another small forward but a little more coin than Hawkins.

Looking at you mate… yes Jamie… Elliott! $390,600

2012 13 games avg 63.8
2013 19 games avg 67.6

Plenty of talent in this kid and it showed last year. Problem he had though was the consistency. He had some good scores of 81,84,84,97,100,108 and 159 but this was undone by shocker scores of 59,57,43,40,39,28, and 26.
Most of his low scores were due to not getting enough ball use, nine games he had 11 disposals or less and some of those games he didn't even score a goal. At the age of 21 now he has that appealing bubble floating around his head and one has to ask themselves is he going to be consistent this year because that's really the only thing he needs to do to be a strong SC scorer, because he has the rest. This year I don't expect him to crack the 100 too many times like last year but I expect that he will be more consistent, find more of the pill and turn those 40's and 50's into a bigger scores.

Goals aren't the only way to a decent SC scores (Mayne, Rioli, etc)

2014 prediction avg 80-86

Let me know what you think

    David · 23/02/2014 at 05:42

    Got his 2012 and 2013 SC averages wrong I'll post this up again sorry guys 🙂

    Michael · 23/02/2014 at 13:50

    from the limited time i saw of him yesterday his disposal eff. wasn't that great….

SCannonymous · 23/02/2014 at 09:13

COLL v RICH (The following is prefaced with the fact that this was only a NAB challenge game).
2014 forecast:
Rich strengths – midfield depth and settled back small to medium backline mix.
Rich weakness – Rucks (Maric fitness?) Back up ruck who can demand a good defender when playing forward.
Coll strength – Tall fwds (Cloke, Reid and White). Developing small forward / midfield depth.
Coll weakness – Tough, clean users of ball in back six who can develop the chemistry essential for a flag.

It suited to travel up for the game so I was able to observe it live. Rich hungrier and ran harder. Were quick and clean by hand for much of the game. Vickery was a solid target up forward, Cotchin was himself, Dustin got quite a bit of the ball in his new role. Richmond played well – their disposal and retention of the footy has improved markedly over the last 3 years. They seemed to go wide too often when going forward though. Collingwood guns looked like they were just rolling the legs over. At times the Pies moved through middle with purpose. The small to medium backs look like their weakness.

Rich- Really taking shape! Vlastuin was very good (Hardwick reincarnation). Morris is a classic trustworthy small back. Martin got plenty of it and Houli adds polish to disposal off the half back, he was good again. Chaplin and Rance both do a reasonable job, but probably need Griffiths or someone of his height and athleticism to move with a third tall like Reid or White.

Coll- Probably have the reverse situation to Rich. Have plenty of tall options for the back half including Reid. Keefe is disciplined and developing well. Brown is experienced, if somewhat limited to bigger less mobile type forwards. Jack Frost is a terrific defender, good closing speed disciplined and timely fist (not a SC scorer). His form and ability should see him elevated from the rookie list if a tall is injured. A definite starter post Maxwell or 2015. The small to medium backs look far less settled and cohesive. Lots of questions! Williams (did not play and has off field issues to deal with) – Sinclair did not play but might be the obvious replacement in that role. Toovey didn't play and will need VFL time I suspect. Seedsman recovering from injury. Goldsack had a hit out probably gets a run there in some capacity. Marty Clarke on fringe of best 22. Ramsay still developing. Langdon did his job (but is a first year). Armstrong didn't do enough to warrant a start but might get one by default. McAffer and Young may have to go back? It's hard to find a settled back six that assures the Pies of a top 8 finish??

Rich: One of Hampson / Griffiths must stand up as a back up ruck. Hampson got his hand to the tap often enough but wasn't inspiring while Griffiths is taking his time delivering on his athletic potential. (Maric did not play and may have minor surgery before round 1!!! Clearly still hampered by injury).

Coll: Grundy played half a game and competed. Jesse White looked okay at the centre bounce a couple of times (if Quentin Lynch gets a game at all I'd be surprised).

Rich – Miles did nothing to damage his chances of rookie elevation. The usual Tiger suspects accumulated without fuss. There is finally some depth at Richmond with a number competing for game time in the middle – Cotchin, Deledio (both rotated forward at times), Grigg, Foley, Thomas, Conca, Miles, Ellis (Martin looks set for defence).

Coll- Swan floated in and out of the game as he pleased. Ball's endeavour was good as usual. Lumumba was quiet on a wing for much of his game time. Sidebottom was quiet, didn't notice McAffer much. C.Young is definitely an outside player, rather reactive in tight, a team can only carry so many of this type. If not for his long left boot he'd struggle on current form. Elliot spent some time in the midfield, he harassed okay – his body language was poor on a couple of occasions after kicks didn't fall his way 'one out' when forward. Fasolo looks a few VFL games shy of R1 or starting without a vest of some colour.

Rich- Vickery was the main target and they moved it to him pretty well. Hampson disappointing.
Cotchin chimed in with 4. Edwards looked quick!! Aaron Edwards presented well. King played 2nd half and

Coll- When the Pies moved the ball fluently and were able to get Cloke and Reid one out they looked very good! Reid kicked 5. White played high forward and did some good things. The Pies have done well securing his services. Marsh is a big boy for 18 years and quick (presented and chased hard in the short time he had on the ground!) SC smokey?

    Colby · 23/02/2014 at 11:02

    Yep Thanks – that was enough for me to kick Watts for Vlastuin.

    Dee · 23/02/2014 at 11:29

    Thanks SC…. Brilliant dissection of the game, what did you think of Sam Lloyd? Is he a ligitimate F8? I took Garlett out…. Do you think S. Lloyd will play round 1 and keep he’s spot, what did you think of he’s performance yesterday mate? Thanks…

Michael · 23/02/2014 at 14:10

Hi community, apologies if this isn't the right page for it (Jock can you set up a tab on the home page strictly for team postings?)

DEF: Bartel (MID), McVeigh (MID), Mitchell (MID), Suckling, KK, Griffiths, Cutler, Fuller
MID: GAJ, Jack, Fyfe, Jobe, Murphy, Beams, McDonald (DEF), Ellis, O'Rourke, Honeychurch (FWD)
RUC: Pyke, Sandy, Grundy, Thurlow (FWD)
FWD: Wingard, Dixon (RUC), Lamb, Rohan, Bock, Kersten, Garlett D (MID), Kennedy-Harris

Main points:
– all available DPP options covered (except DEF-FWD)
– have put Griffiths in as I think he'll get game time with Maric now out early
– not many teams I've seen have Jobe – big POD I think
– will bring Pendles in after R8 by upgrading 2 rooks to him + rook
– have plenty of RUC back up options if Sandy falls over: DPP with Dixon, Thurlow may get game time as well + Grundy there for cash cow too
– all FWDS apart from maybe Garlett should start
– bye rounds covered: 10/10/10 at the moment, R9 will upgrade three out of Fuller / Honeychurch / Ellis / O'Rourke / Lamb / Garlett, R10 will upgrade Cutler / Thurlow / Kennedy-Harris
– may need to change DEF rooks depending on who starts

What do you think Jock?

    Michael · 23/02/2014 at 14:12

    …and I've got $25.5K left….

    Derek · 23/02/2014 at 16:34

    Overkill with rucks. If you have Dixon as cover for sandi you don’t need Grundy. Pretty sure bock won’t be available until round 3 or 4.
    Not having dangerfield is a big risk.

      Michael · 24/02/2014 at 22:29

      will bring Danger in after first 5 rounds once he drops in price. Risky I know but hard draw early. Overkill with rucks yes, but planning on Grundy being cash cow only, will downgrade him to pay for Danger.

        JimiHK · 26/02/2014 at 02:40

        I love that you've really planned this out but I think you've taken some huge risks.

        1) Are you sure Grundy will go up that much? Or Danger will drop that far? Because I'm really dubious Grundy will go much higher than 400k, or that Danger drop much further than 520k. By round 5 I think you'll have a 100k+ gap to make up to get Danger. Plus you're denying yourself Danger from rd 1 whilst unnecessarily tying up a couple of 200k+ in your R3.

        2) Also a lot of those rookies have not seen game time in NAB, are injured, or have been very poor (KK, Cutler, Fuller, Honeychurch, Garlett, Bock).

        There are good rookies out there, but (as usual) they mostly seem to be in in the MIDS. Good DEF rookies seem to be seriously scarce again. If I were you I'd re-worked the RUC and transfer the cash into upgrading the DEF rookies.

    McClungeMagnet · 23/02/2014 at 22:56

    Like the choice of Jobe, am seriously considering him in my team now. However rookies such as Garlett, Cutler and also bock seem unlikely to play.

      Michael · 24/02/2014 at 22:29

      is Bock still injured?

dannyyboyy · 23/02/2014 at 15:53

hey all im looking to join a league. i finished about 3800 last year and im aiming to get much higher this year so im lookin for one with people that will finish around that mark or above. let me know if anyone has a spot for me

    Derek · 23/02/2014 at 16:36

    You should start one. Ill join. I was around 8500 last year but made some rookie mistakes and aiming for better this year

      dannyyboyy · 23/02/2014 at 18:00

      ok took your advice. i have started a league for people who are aiming to be top 10k finishers. feel free to join if you think you fit into this bracket. its a public league so if you invite people into it please make sure they are keen supercoaches who aim to do the same.

      the league code is 330189
      name of league is the bounty hunters

      good luck everyone with your year ahead and bring on round one!!!

        Dave · 28/02/2014 at 11:52

        I just joined and was the last one in. Ripper!!

Belly · 23/02/2014 at 17:18

S.Mitchell Hanley enright suckling
Emerg Langford georgiou

Ablett Watson libba beams T.Mitchell
Aish michie Ellis
Emerg polec crouch

Mcevoy sandi
Emerg thrulow nankervis

Danger Martin Wingard chappy
Rohan Kennedy-Harris
Emerg L. McCarthy z merret

Any thoughts ladies and gentleman would be great to hear some thoughts

dannyyboyy · 23/02/2014 at 18:05

i have started a league for people who are aiming to be top 10k finishers. feel free to join if you think you fit into this bracket. its a public league so if you invite people into it please make sure they are keen supercoaches who aim to do the same.

the league code is 330189
name of league is the bounty hunters

good luck everyone with your year ahead and bring on round one!!

    Harrison · 23/02/2014 at 18:56

    I joined Good Luck? If you want to check out my team look down near the bottom of Richmond vs Colling NAB CUP Research Comments

    Derek · 23/02/2014 at 20:45

    I joined. Does that mean i shouldn’t ask for your advice anymore 😉

Derek · 23/02/2014 at 21:34

Is anyone thinking about B Matera from the suns. $320k

    Duncan · 24/02/2014 at 18:37

    Think he may have a breakout year but I think Caddy will be a better option for 5K More

Belly · 23/02/2014 at 22:58

S.Mitchell Hanley enright suckling
Emerg Langford georgiou

Ablett Watson libba beams T.Mitchell
Aish michie Ellis
Emerg polec crouch

Mcevoy sandi
Emerg thrulow nankervis

Danger Martin Wingard chappy
Rohan Kennedy-Harris
Emerg L. McCarthy z merret

Any thoughts ladies and gentleman would be great to hear some thoughts


    Derek · 24/02/2014 at 11:08

    listen to Crouching's slipper, don't chace dogdog! Libba & Wingard too pricey for what they will achieve.

    As a hawk fan, im rapped to have Mcevoy as #1 ruck this year, but at SC I think he is priced too high. Don't be surprised to see him get the Red vest like Bailey did last year. It worked well for them to have the ruckman sub off and have Hale play centre for the last quarter and sub on some speed.

    Daniel · 25/02/2014 at 13:39

    Move T.Mitchell to the forward line for Chappy and sell him for a good mid priced midfielder. I reckon that this is Lobbes year in the ruck, have him in for McEvoy. I not sure on this one but Watson for Deledio, I think this is his year, great NAB cup average and save you money. With the money you have, you probably could upgrade one of the rookie mids, probably Polec.

McClungeMagnet · 23/02/2014 at 23:00

Hey everyone, I was wondering where people get stats such as TOG% from during the NAB cup. Heaps of players seem to be dropping of the face of the earth but it turns out they only had 50% game time because of the extra subs.

    Wattsie · 24/02/2014 at 00:32

    Go to the AFL website. All NAB games have player stats including TOG. There are also a couple of SC communities out there who have spread sheets etc with that sort of thing.

Derek · 24/02/2014 at 10:57

This is my team as it stands. Today I have Pendlebury in there, but that could change again tomorrow.

I have gone cheap in Defence and expecting some rookies like McDonald, Fuller & KK to score ok.

DEF: Mitchell, Hanley, Suckling. McDonald, KK, Fuller, (Rookie & Rookie)

MIDS: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, J Kennedy, Beams, Murphy, Dunstan, Ellis (Rookie, Rookie)

RUCKS: McIntosh, Sandi (Thurlow, King)

FWDS: Dangerfield, D Martin, Franklin, Chapman, Pavlich, Rohan (Rookie Rookie)

My bench rookies will emerge come round 1, they will all be $117k or less.

Happy with the risk in the Rucks, Just looking to get some games and upgrade.

Forward line i'm most proud of!

    Derek · 24/02/2014 at 10:58

    $30k in bank if I have $117k rookies

    Super_Freak · 24/02/2014 at 12:15

    Not sure KK will play R1. Hasn't made an appearance in NAB

      Derek · 24/02/2014 at 13:51

      thanks SF. no-one else at that price unless I find another $10k for Webster

        Wattsie · 24/02/2014 at 13:59

        Going with both Sandi and HMac is risky. I'd look to down grade either Danger or Martin as well as downgrading Smurph and Pav to upgrade the R1 and KK.

          Derek · 24/02/2014 at 20:19

          I know HMac and Sandi is risky but ill kick myself if I didn’t put them in and they both killed it.

        Derek · 24/02/2014 at 14:03

        what do people think of Colquhoun? is he in PORTS best 22? He was seriously sub affected last year and is undervalued with MID/DEF DPP

        Same with Webster. Is he in SAINTS best 22. Undervalued?

          leon · 27/02/2014 at 17:55

          webster almost a lock for the saints. Played very well in the dogs game and has put on bulk. Racking left foot will be a weapon off half back.

WombatsFC · 24/02/2014 at 22:32

Appraisal of a couple I was watching.
. Woods, even if Scotland didn't take take the rookie spot presented by 'Nick the psychologist' there is a reason that nobody else was interested in woods; except for 1on1 with somebody 9inches shorter he could be outplayed by a statue.Will not be upgraded unless Kruez, Warnock, Casboult, Rowe and Waite all go on LTIR.
.Cripps, will be better than Judd, Kennedy, Carey and maybe even God but, he should play a few for the Bullants first.
. Crouch nobody could have expected that his little brother would be better but I reckon he will be if he remains focused, may not get a lot of time this year but a definite chance chance considering crow injuries
. Menzel thinks he's a superstar and everbody else is rubbish; consequently all experienced players kickhisass.
. Jimmy Buckley has very good reason to be to be proud; his mosquito sized son's opponents included Douglas and he hits the ball like he's 194cm & 96kg and, was let down by the statue and menzel on numerous occaisions
. Smurph I don't care if his contested to uncontested ration is 0:100 he is as smart around a pack as Greg 'The Benchmark' Williams and will not go below 105 all season.
. Daisy, I apologise for anything non-complimentary I may have said about you Dale. I have no doubt that #39 will deliver as much joy to blues supporters in 2014,15,16 as it did when Ange was defying physics.
. Scotty 'The Monster' Thompson decided at half-time to show wannabe midfield legends Sloane & Dangerfield what it takes to be a supercoach superstar.
Sauce, you cannot seriously consider an afl ruckmans performance against wood

    throttlefinger · 24/02/2014 at 22:50

    Well done, Wombats.

    Hope "Iron Bar's" kid makes the 22. Right now would make nice mid bench player. Waffling on Smurph. Sound performance today and his price may make it too hard to resist. Need to see more from Daisy. Didn't look bad. Can be an easy corrective/downgrade option.

      WombatsFC · 24/02/2014 at 22:55

      Ignore Delivery Smurph at your peril.

        throttlefinger · 24/02/2014 at 22:58

        "Ignore delivery"?

        Been having a hard time trying to slot Cotchin in. You think Murph can deliver the same results, Wombats?

          WombatsFC · 24/02/2014 at 23:12

          Every Smurph has a name/purpose. You need kids.

            WombatsFC · 24/02/2014 at 23:16

            'Delivery Smurph' means that his delivery is the best amongst the population but, most astute followers of the worlds oldest game knew that.

            A month or so back I mentioned that Cotchin copped an injury against the blues in round 1 that he carried/exacerbated that injury all year. This year he is totally fit and 100% confident expect a similar increase over his 2012 score to the increase over his 2011 score. He is an absolute master of the game and a genuine gentleman.

              throttlefinger · 24/02/2014 at 23:23

              Read that last season from other Tiger faithful. Did well considering. Just struggling with making room for him. Figure it out.

              Appreciate the lesson on Smurph.

            throttlefinger · 24/02/2014 at 23:20

            No thanks. Have two. Couldn't handle more, my man.

    Rocksta · 24/02/2014 at 23:35

    Wombats, I agree that Smurfs delivery is magnificent, but that is precisely why he will be tagged week in week out.
    Can't go wrong at his price as he will definitely appreciate in value, but he definitely isn't a keeper IMO.
    WRT Sauce, I agree playing against a cardboard cut out, but he is moving freely and is fit. I remember seeing footage of him last year when struggling and he could hardly Jump.
    I've locked him in at R1 after tonight. Would prefer Dog Dog, but need to see him play a few first.
    Daisy was great considering hasn't played for so long. He will be fantastic for the Blues this year and I along with everybody else I think have probably locked him away after tonight.
    Cripps…………………Looks Bloody good doesn't he. Don't know if he'll play straight up but will definitely get games this year.

      WombatsFC · 25/02/2014 at 10:09

      Blues shouldn't have let sauce go home he was on the cusp of becoming a superstar. Sadly the big ranga suffered something on arrival at the crows and took some major steps backwards.
      If he is back on track now he could turn out to be the smartest ruck pick of them all.

      If Cripps grows as much this year as he did last year he'll end up being the Blues #1 Ruck!

chandanrajdb · 25/02/2014 at 12:13

Hello Community,

I am posting this message again….i have created the league, i was ranked 595 overall last year….would love to play with some of the great SC'ers this year as well…….in saying that anybody who has got a spare league to join please join……have 8 more places left in the league……good luck…..

League Name: JR COMMUNITY F.L.
League Code: 628751



    Derek · 25/02/2014 at 12:58

    already in. Should be a great league. I just checked and out of the 10 already signed up, 5 were 'online' – shouldn't we all be working 😉

    Ocker · 25/02/2014 at 19:06

    Thanks for the offer chandanrajdb but the league is full.


Duncan · 25/02/2014 at 15:40

Should be a good League i'm in

michael · 25/02/2014 at 19:10

hey guys after a trillion changes im close i think to being finalised depending on injuries

DEF: Mitchell, Enright, Hurn, R. Shaw, L.Mcdonald, Langdon, (fuller, georgiou)
MIDS: Ablett, Rocky, Jack, Cotchin, Beams, N Jones, Thomas, Dunstan (crouch, o'rouke)
RUCKS: Sandi, Hickey (Thurlow, Nan)
FWD: Danger, Parker, Gunston, Dahlhaus (POD), Caddy, Jay-Kennedy (taylor, honeychurch)

Whatcha think guys any comments would be appreciated 🙂

    Hugh · 28/02/2014 at 08:15

    Lighten up in the middle, one of jones or jack out for a rookie and improve hickey and try to replace a defensive rookie. Langdon on.field is suicide.

      michael · 28/02/2014 at 21:04

      i reakon hickey is going to have a good year with him being the no1 will be around the contest more, yea langdon is just there atm going to see which of the def rookies play first week and will change jones if no1 good is playing

Daniel · 26/02/2014 at 17:12

Hi fellas, created a league for the people that are going for a good finish
League code-198679
Nice to have some numbers. Thanks

Billy · 26/02/2014 at 21:23

Sandilands is on fire right now! A definite lock for me right now!

    WombatsFC · 26/02/2014 at 21:48

    Yep I reckon everybody with Minson but not Sandi might be restructuring.

WombatsFC · 26/02/2014 at 21:49

I got myself a pair of asbestos overalls & gloves, and a furnace workers helmet. Reckon I might start considering Higgins for a spot up front now.

    Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:02

    Wombats, you'll need a head to Toe Radiation Resistant Space Suit if you go Higgo

      WombatsFC · 26/02/2014 at 22:12

      Thanks mate, searching ebay now

        Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:21


    Philthy · 27/02/2014 at 17:25

    I think you need some good old community mediation…… DON'T DO IT!!!

      WombatsFC · 01/03/2014 at 00:31

      Thanks for your support filthy.
      With the help of people like you I may be able to get to round one without Shaun in my team.

    jockreynolds · 27/02/2014 at 22:26

    hahaaaaaaaa gold

Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 21:53

If Sandi stays fit, he will be the supreme Ruckman in the League. Gave Big Will a hiding. I think starting without him at that price is ludicrous.
As for Honeychurch, can't see him getting a game in the Early Rounds. Yet another forward Rookie whom presumably won't cut the mustard early.

Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 21:54

BTW, where is Fuller?

Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 21:59

Starting without Sandi at that Price is Madness!
He will be the Supreme Ruckman in the League if he stays fit.
Honeychurch……………. Can't see him getting a gig early.
Fuller……………….Does he even exist?

    WombatsFC · 26/02/2014 at 22:18

    Yeah names like Fuller, Honeychurch, Cutler, Garlett, Lewis, Martin, Michie were appearing in everybodies teams in January and those that arrived here later seemed to follow the trend.
    Luckily we get a chance to see before we buy and those names have been replaced by Lloyd, Georgiou, Polec, Langford, Ellis, Merrett, and a few others
    McDonald is the only only January 'LOCK' that's still in my squad

      Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:25

      I've got all of the Rookies you just mentioned, except for Merrett whom I don't think will get games Early Doors. Lloyd will also be touch and go given whom he plays for ( though they did get rid of Nahas)

        WombatsFC · 26/02/2014 at 22:29

        and that Lennon bloke turned out to be a spelling error. Brokedown before he left the showroom floor

          throttlefinger · 26/02/2014 at 22:33

          I was touting him loudly too. Don't think he even made it into the lot, Wombats.

      throttlefinger · 26/02/2014 at 22:35

      Not worried about Mids or Fwds. Think there will be enough starting ones for R1.

      Defs on the other hand…ugh. Don't want to but may have to use McD as my D6. Hope Georgiou has a repeat performance and earns a spot. Langford will have a hard time making the 22 with all the Hawks talent back there. Uggh.

        Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:45

        Mate, I'm going that bad that McD is currently my D5.

          throttlefinger · 26/02/2014 at 22:48

          Clurey could be a D6. Not comfy with that, tho. Georgiou is a stretch. Langdon if he makes 22 will be a vest.

          Why Fuller, why?!?!?

            Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:52

            Fuller may have gone to the same place Charlie Dixon went to last year?

Rocksta · 26/02/2014 at 22:08

Jock, Time for a new Rookie Cheat Sheet.
I reckon at least half from the previous sheet will not be playing early doors, if at all this season.

    jockreynolds · 27/02/2014 at 22:25

    Agree mate – im on it 😉

      Rocksta · 28/02/2014 at 07:13

      Thanks Jock

    WombatsFC · 27/02/2014 at 23:34

    That was probably more tactful than my similar request.
    I doubt that you need a cheetsheet for Rookies Rocksta, if you did you wouldn't have noticed that most of those blokes didn't show up.
    Is this post really on topic:-)

MarcuJ · 27/02/2014 at 09:02

Ive seen enough of sandi and dahlhaus to lock them up

zimmerbd · 27/02/2014 at 16:03

Who didn't do their homework last night? Dogs v Freo match taking a while to appear. Did you have one too many on the way home Jock?

    jockreynolds · 27/02/2014 at 22:25

    Yeah mate – had half a dozen too many cans – my bad

Derek · 28/02/2014 at 10:17

At the moment my team structure has me playing only 2 rookies on the field Round 1. McDonald and Another Rookie DEF. I'll have Polac, Ellis and Rohan on the ground, they are rookie priced but not rookie players.

I'm just not going to take the risk with these over priced rookies this year.

How many genuine Rookies will people be starting on the ground in Round 1?

    Rocksta · 28/02/2014 at 11:14

    I have the same theory as you Derek.
    I'm only starting with 1- LMac. I too also have Polec and Ellis on field in the mids.
    I also have Faz and Rohan on field in the Fwd line.

    Philthy · 28/02/2014 at 12:41

    Same for me Derek

    markbruty · 28/02/2014 at 13:02

    Still a little too early to tell, but I have a couple on the radar. At this stage only start Lukey McDonald, Polec, Ellis and Rohan, but might also add Clurey and Lennon at either end to save some cash. Just can't be sold on rookies this season.

      Derek · 28/02/2014 at 14:03

      if some rookies emerge in the first 3 rounds, i'm more than happy to put them in before the price rise, but im thinking need players guaranteed to start and get points come round 1

Kristofor · 28/02/2014 at 14:01

What happened to the Bulldogs vs Freo game cheatsheet?

WombatsFC · 28/02/2014 at 14:49

Hi Community this 3-step left-field selection strategy may be of benefit.

1/. After you have selected your prospective 30 put the two best players from each line on the bench.
2/. Reselect your onfield players to generate as many guaranteed points as possible.
3/. Put the benched premiums back on the field.

    WombatsFC · 28/02/2014 at 14:56

    I define Guaranteed points as a player who is on the senior list at their club and has shown during NAB that they are equal to or better than last years occupant of their intended position. IMO Luke McDonald doesn't fit the category for round 1 because he will be sub at best.

Lucas · 28/02/2014 at 17:50

Freo v WB worksheet?

WombatsFC · 28/02/2014 at 21:23

I reckon Jackson Thurlow mighta put his hand up for a spot at D5 or 6.
He'll have to get a haircut that's a little less Sonic the Hedgehog but if he does I'll give him a run.
That hogan bloke looks like he might be a player one day

    David · 28/02/2014 at 21:36

    What you reckon of lynden Dunn as a possible D4 round position over the likes of Hurn or Swallow?

      WombatsFC · 28/02/2014 at 21:56

      Hi David. My vocabulary doesn't include the words that you wrote before " a possible…"

WombatsFC · 28/02/2014 at 22:01

Does anybody have an opinion or insight into Jackson Thurlow?
I know he's from Tassie and didn't look out of place before he broke last year and I'm keen to know what the Geelong faithful believe his role will be this year.

Hell of a lot of Cats that could make a good profit this year.

    Rocksta · 01/03/2014 at 04:40

    Stevie J has raps on the kid Wombats:
    Also, a first Rd draft pick in 2012 so the kid can't be too shabby. I know he pushed up onto the wing at stages in the VFL last year.

    Didn't get to see the Game tonight. Did Tyson and Caddie look as good as their stats suggest?
    Along those lines, Tyson or Ellis M8, Zorko or Caddie F4?

    Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 12:02

    Haven't seen him play that much, and he's in that awkward price bracket. I would probably choose Docherty over him for a bit extra cash. I'm probably biased being a Lions man, but I did see him play last season and I'm convinced he will increase in value. Just not sure if he'll play before R3 after minor knee surgery.

tyzsb · 01/03/2014 at 10:50

Where is the Fremantle / Western Bull Dogs completed Worksheet ?

    Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 11:56

    Not sure, maybe all the boys got on the turps and forgot about it.

      tyzsb · 01/03/2014 at 11:58

      Not Freo fans probably……..

    The Drop Kicks · 01/03/2014 at 16:39

    Yeah , someone has dropped the ball !

The Drop Kicks · 01/03/2014 at 12:28

Would appreciate any thoughts on my team ….

J. McVeigh
S. Mitchell
J. Bartel
L. Hodge
J. Pittard
M. Fuller
J. Laidler
J. Tippett

N. Fyfe
S. Pendlebury
G. Ablett
D. Beams
A. Miles
D. Tyson
L. McDonald
X. Ellis
J. Polec
M. Honeychurch

W. Minson
S. Jacobs
A. Sandilands
F. Thurlow

P. Dangerfield
D. Martin
M. Walters
J. Roughead
L. Taylor
G. Rohan
S. Kersten
D. Markworth

    Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 12:53

    Polec and Laidler pretty pricey to have on bench, as is Sandilands. Money better spent on players on the park.

      The Drop Kicks · 01/03/2014 at 16:38

      Hey Super_Freak , my understanding is that it is only the Emergency Player that does not score ….
      ie J. Tippett , M. Honeychurch , F. Thurlow , D. Markworth

        Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 16:51

        No, both bench players scores do not count. The score from a bench player you select as an emergency will be used if an onfield player does not play.

          The Drop Kicks · 01/03/2014 at 17:07

          Bummer , Thanks for the heads up !

            Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 17:12

            No probs. I reckon your best move would be to use Sandi & Sauce jacobs in the rucks, and select another rookie. This will save you a lot of cash to use elswhere. The Rookie bench problem is something we are all trying to get our head around at the moment. Plenty of guys posting good NAB scores, but will they play R1?

wallsa · 01/03/2014 at 16:24

What are everyone's thoughts on having SIX rookies in the midfield? (i.e. two on the bench + four on the field)

Haven't seen a whole lot of it in other peoples' teams so far, but I'm starting to see greater value in more midfield rookies.

I have more faith in rookies like Tyson, Michie, Ellis, Polec, Dunstan, Cunningham, Crouch, Beams and Aish to score well in comparison to non-midfield rookies like Kennedy-Harris, Georgiou, McDonald, Rohan etc.


    WombatsFC · 01/03/2014 at 16:39

    Interesting strategy wallsa. I'd have to look at the potential lost points in the midfield compared to those that you pick up on the fwd or backline plus, there is high probability that midfield rooks will get a vest early on.

    If your other 4 are gaz,pendle,selwood, rocky/cotchin and it enables you to have mcviegh, mitchell, bartell and 1 other premium defender plus 2 premium rucks and 4 premium forwards it could be a very successful strategy.

      wallsa · 01/03/2014 at 23:50

      Yeah, the potential of lost points is the reason why i'm questioning it. Dale Thomas seems a little too cheap to turn down, so that would leave me with only three genuine premiums in my midfield, perhaps sticking to three on-field mid rookies, would be wiser…thanks for the help!

    Super_Freak · 01/03/2014 at 16:54

    Reckon 4 is a bit too many, but I'm seriously cosidering 3, cause there are such little options in forward and particularly defence. There are quite a few good Midfield rookie options and we may have to use them to cover the lack of options in other lines

    Derek · 02/03/2014 at 00:49

    I tried that last year. I works well if you want to generate cash and trade premiums in later in year and be ready for the finals, BUT if you are looking for a high ranking forget it. You need the premium mid fielders in your team from week one scoring you big points. You won’t catch up

    SCdonkey · 02/03/2014 at 00:59

    Tough call to make, i for one think starting with 3 playing Rookies in the midfield is a little to much this season. Having 4 rookies means you'd be missing on Beams, Murphy, Shuey, Daisy or even Caddy for his DPP on their points and these players will generate some cash along the way. We all know there are slim of Rookies to choose from in the Def and Fwd season, in each position have picked 1 playing rookie has not played a game in AFL level and the other that has few games under their belt. The likes of Def – Webster Mid – Polec Fwd – Hunter. Ruck as alway very problematic, can't/don't really wanna spend too much in here at the start of the season.

Derek · 02/03/2014 at 00:53

If KK plays round 1 (I think he will) it will change a lot of people’s teams. Who has him in their team now and those who don’t, will you put him in if named round 1

Brian · 02/03/2014 at 16:33

These are great if you haven't been able to watch all the games (like me) but what happened to game 15.

Did Wayno have too many cans watching it or is there a smokey you've seen and want to keep to youselves?

Zac · 02/03/2014 at 22:36

FWD dilemma!
T. Mitchell (current selection), L. Dalhaus, M. Pavlich or J.Gunston

    GeneralSoreness · 03/03/2014 at 14:48

    J. Gunston would be the only one of those 4 I would not select.

WombatsFC · 03/03/2014 at 13:21

OK it's not long now until the real stuff starts and my team is coming together nicely.
I'm not going to show the lot because that might cause my POD's to be less POD and in a genderless society one should always remain modest.

DEF: Bartel, McVeigh, Mitchell, Hanley, POD, McDonald, POD, Georgiou
MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Cotchin, Beams, Thomas, POD, Polec, Ellis, POD
RUC: Sandi, POD, Thurlow, POD
FWD: Martin, Mitchell, POD, Caddy, POD, Rohan, choice of merrett, lloyd, JKH, Impey or any 2 cheapies.

Tear into it fella's or, give up now:-)

    WombatsFC · 03/03/2014 at 13:24

    Forgot to mention, 15 with round 10 Bye is going to make things a bit easier

    @shanedeane · 03/03/2014 at 14:46

    Nice team, lacks Danger but I am presuming he remains an upgrade prospect considering his slow start to seasons.

    My only comment is personally I am avoiding Bartel, don't think he will produce the same output compared with previous years, unless he is already a POD, consider, Enright lower average but more consistent + cost saving which can be used for upgrades.

      WombatsFC · 03/03/2014 at 15:42

      Thanks Shane. Bartell has been in and out of my lineup since December but when Hibberd did his hammy again (he has a long history of almost immediate relapse) he became more relevant to me.
      Everybody is touting the young cats to stand up in the midfield but with the high number of injuries I don't think it will happen without Jimmy regularly lending a hand. This means I also believe that he'll be drifting forward to kick goals because the cats are also low on proven goalkickers.
      Yep he is a risk but I expect him to have a few 120+ games and he's a solid choice whilst I wait and see what the respective coaches do with the other options.

        MarcuJ · 03/03/2014 at 15:58

        i nearly did the same thing with hibberd as well. but im worried about what jimmys roll in the squad will be.

Tommykwr · 03/03/2014 at 16:31

After so many changes team is nearly set
Any comments appreciated
Def: Mitchell, Hanley, swallow, suckling, kolodjashnij, McDonald, fuller, georgiou
Mid: Ablett, Cotchin, Liberatore, ziebell, beams, Thomas, Martin, polec, Dunstan, crouch
Ruck: mcevoy, sandilands, thurlow, Nankervis
Fwd: Dangerfield, Gunston, zorko, wright, caddy, Rohan, Honeychurch, Kennedy- harris
$66,300 in the bank
Any thoughts appreciated

    GeneralSoreness · 05/03/2014 at 11:13

    Solid team.

    My comments
    – no pendles?
    – like Ziebell good POD
    – With the choice of Rook mids Martin is not a lock consider others cheaper
    – Personally I would not have Gunston, I do not expect him to get more quality possies just because there is no Buddy, the opposite is more likely.
    – Rohan? consider DG to Taylor, Impey if they are selected and pocket cash.

Belly · 03/03/2014 at 21:16

Hey there guys been tweaking for a few weeks now would value some feedback


Mcveigh mitchell Hanley suckling McDonald laidler

Emerg georgiou Langford


Gaz watto libba beams t.Mitchell daisy aish polec

Emerg crouch Cunningham


Leuy sandi

Emerg thrulow currie


Danger Martin gunston zorko Rohan kenn-harris

Emerg merret Lloyd



    GeneralSoreness · 05/03/2014 at 11:16

    Nice team

    My thoughts –
    – Like your Rooks all solid selections
    – Laidler unlikely to be a keeper therefore cheaper options for cash, depending on Rnd 1 selections consider Fuller, Clurey
    – No Pendles?
    – Would be better to use T. Mitchell as a Fwd
    – Personally I would not have Gunston, I do not expect him to get more quality possies just because there is no Buddy, the opposite is more likely.
    – Rohan? consider DG to Taylor, Impey if they are selected and pocket cash.

matthewjsampson · 11/03/2014 at 12:31

G'day everyone,

The podcast got me fired up for another big SuperCoach year, and I think I'm close to locking my team in.

However, Im at a bit of a dilemma with working around the round 8 bye. At the moment I've got 7 premos at the first bye (Ablett, Cotchin, Dal Santo, Beams, Dangerfield, Martin & Enright).

Any thoughts on how to work around this? Should I downgrade one to Aish and spend around to spread over the byes? Bring in a Bernie Vince type? Or just suck it up and shit my pants come round 8?

Rookies are subject to round 1 selection.

Thanks everyone!

DEF: McVeigh, J, Mitchell, S, Enright, C, Suckling, M, Webster, J, McDonald, L (Clurey, T, Georgiou, A)
MID: Ablett, G, Liberatore, T, Cotchin, T, Dal Santo, N, Beams, D, Polec, J, Ellis, X, Dunstan, L (Crouch, M, Robertson, N)
RUC: Lobbe, M, Sandilands, A (Thurlow, F, Derickx, T)
FOR: Dangerfield, P, Martin, D, Parker, L, Zorko, D, Caddy, J, Kennedy-Harris, J (Rohan, G, Merrett, Z)

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