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NAB SCHOOL: Game research & review index

Published by Jock on

WELCOME TO NAB SCHOOL

“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!

 


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Fraser

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?

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

Midfield:
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)

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

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

Reggie

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?

Fraser

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

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

yurkins

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

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

Gilly

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

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

V

1. Shaw, H

$522,600

0

0.00

GWS

S T C V

2. Hibberd, M

$517,300

0

0.00

ESS

S T C V

3. Enright, C

$506,800

0

0.00

GEE

S T C V

4. Suckling, M

$312,200

0

0.00

HAW

S T C V

5. Kolodjashnij, K

$197,300

0

0.00

GCS

S T C V

6. Fuller, M

$117,300

0

0.00

WBD

S T C V

23. Everitt, A

$342,000

0

0.00

CAR

S T E

24. McDonald, L

$182,300

0

0.00

MID

NTH

S T E

Midfielders

C

7. Ablett, G

$695,000

0

0.00

GCS

S T C V

8. Johnson, S

$625,000

0

0.00

GEE

S T C V

9. Ziebell, J

$513,600

0

0.00

NTH

S T C V

10. Beams, D

$497,200

0

0.00

COL

S T C V

11. Hill, B

$321,600

0

0.00

HAW

S T C V

12. Martin, J

$222,300

0

0.00

GCS

S T C V

13. Aish, J

$187,300

0

0.00

BRL

S T C V

14. Sheed, D

$167,300

0

0.00

WCE

S T C V

25. Dunstan, L

$132,300

0

0.00

STK

S T E

26. O'Rourke, J

$123,900

0

0.00

GWS

S T E

Rucks

15. Mumford, S

$496,000

0

0.00

GWS

S T C V

16. Sandilands, A

$310,700

0

0.00

FRE

S T C V

27. Currie, D

$123,900

0

0.00

NTH

S T E

28. Nankervis, T

$117,300

0

0.00

SYD

S T E

Forwards

17. Dangerfield, P

$609,000

0

0.00

MID

ADE

S T C V

18. Martin, D

$549,200

0

0.00

MID

RIC

S T C V

19. Wingard, C

$531,800

0

0.00

MID

PTA

S T C V

20. Zorko, D

$447,200

0

0.00

MID

BRL

S T C V

21. Karnezis, P

$229,800

0

0.00

MID

COL

S T C V

22. Kennedy-Harris, J

$117,300

0

0.00

MEL

S T C V

29. Garlett, D

$117,300

0

0.00

MID

HAW

S T E

30. Honeychurch, M

$117,300

David

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

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

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

taylorwoof

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

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

throttlefinger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roos looking considerably better, huh?

taylorwoof

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

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

SCannonymous

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

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

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

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

Favalinko

Hey guys anybody else have partial lockout

Ando

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

Blueprime

3

supermillar

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

throttlefinger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCannonymous

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

EVERY SUPERCOACH SCORE
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

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

pencil in Hartung for next year

Fourbells

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

Sarah

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

richo

first year doing supercoach and just looking for some tips
1. Mitchell, Sam
$562,000
2. Hanley, Pearce
$516,200
3. Swallow, David
$429,400
4. Atley, Shaun
$394,200
5. Kolodjashnij, Kade
$197,300
6. McDonald, Luke
$182,300
7. Cutler, Tom
$117,300
8. Fuller, Matthew
$117,300

9. Ablett, Gary
$695,000
10. Swan, Dane
$632,600
11. Murphy, Marc
$498,300
12. Beams, Dayne
$497,200
13. Ellis, Brandon
$440,400
14. Thomas, Dale
$341,800
15. Martin, Jack
$222,300
16. Aish, James
$187,300
17. Sheed, Dom
$167,300
18. Dunstan, Luke
$132,300

19. Mumford, Shane
$496,000
20. Sandilands, Aaron
$310,700
21. Currie, Daniel
$123,900
22. Derickx, Tom
$123,900

23. Dangerfield, Patrick
$609,000
24. Martin, Dustin
$549,200
25. Franklin, Lance
$487,700
26. Motlop, Steven
$441,800
27. Lennon, Ben
$162,300
28. Garlett, Dayle
$117,300
29. Taylor, Lewis
$117,300
30. Honeychurch, Mitch
$117,300

Derek

I doubt Motlop will be right for Round 1
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/geelong-for

Sleepy

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

richo

might have to look at zorko then

Jono

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

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

Docherty will miss next 4-5 weeks

Tommykwr

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

Derek you sure about Docherty?

SCannonymous

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

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

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

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

Anyone tempted by Toumpas over Michie?

FULL LIST OF SUPERCOACH SCORES
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

Where are you getting these scores from?

SCannonymous

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

SCannonymous

Ade V Port
Polec?
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

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

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

Jordan

DEFENDERS
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

MIDFIELDERS
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

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

FORWARDS
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?

Jordan

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

supermillar

Good solid team I like it

scooter

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

Derek

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

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

will

http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/supercoach_rou
This has all players scores for any year of superocach

Michael

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

Jon

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.

DEFENDERS:
J.McVeigh
S.Mitchell
P.Hanley
L. McDonald
M.Fuller
K.Kolodjashnij
A.Georgiou
T.Cutler

MIDFIELDERS:
S.Pendlebury
R. Slone
J. Ziebell
D.Beams
M.Murphy
D.Thomas
C. Beams
V. Michie
L.Dunstan
D.Sheed

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

FORWARDS:
P.Dangerfield
L.Franklin
C. Dixon
M. Pavlich
J. Lamb
G. Rohan
J.Kennedy-Harris
L.Taylor

jimbotraralgon

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

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

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

Glenn

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

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.

Cheers.

Jordan

Hey guys can I have some thoughts on my team.

DEF
S.Mitchell
P.Hanley
D.Swallow
M.Suckling
L.McDonald
J.Laidler
T.Cutler
M.Fuller

MID

G.Ablett
S.Pendlebury
M.Murphy
D.Beams
D.Shiel
D.Thomas
J.Martin
L.Dunstan
D.Sheed
D.Garlett

RUC

B.McEvoy
B.Grundy
T.Nankervis
F.Thurlow

FWD
P.Dangerfield
C.Dixon
L.Franklin
D.Zorko
J.Caddy
J.Kennedy-Harris
T.Broomhead
M.Honeychurch

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

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

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

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

Leon

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

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

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

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

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

DEF
S.Mitchell
P.Hanley
M.Hibberd
C.Guthrie
L. McDonald
M.Fuller
K.Kolodjashnij
T.Cutler

MID
G.Ablett
J.Selwood
K.Jack
N.Fyfe
D.Beams
D.Thomas
J.Martin
J.Aish
V.Mitchie
B.Hartung

RUC
H.Mcintosh
A.Sandilands
F.Thurlow
T.Nankervis

FWD
P.Dangerfield
J.Roughead
D.Zorko
L.Dahlhaus
G.Rohan
D.Garlett
J.Kennedy-Harris
M.Honeychurch

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

Cameron

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

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?

EVERY SUPERCOACH SCORE
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

derek

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

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

Def-
McVeigh
Hanley
Spurr
Suckling
Kolodjashnij
McDonald
(Cutler/Fuller)

Mids-
Ablett
Selwood
Cotchin
Murphy
Beams
Shuey(Thoughts?)
Sheed
Dunstan
(Martin/Taylor)

Ruck-
Grundy
Sandi
(Thurlow/Nankervis)

Forwards-
Danger
Dixon
Rioli
Zorko
Lamb
Honeychurch
(Garlett/Kennedy-Harris)

38k spare

Cameron

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

derek

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

cheers bro

McClungeMagnet

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?
http://aflne.ws/1qd6yp

sammyd

i would apreciate any comments please
hanley
enright
henderson
suckling
docherty
L mcdonald
(fuller and cutler)
mid
ablett
pendulberry
watson
cotchin
beams
tyson
dunston
j martin
(honeychurch and o'rurke)
ruck
lobbe
grundy
(nankervis and ben brown)
forwards
franklin
dangerfield
dixon
zorko
D garlett
rohan (?????)
(taylor and kennedy harris)

Blueprime

Docherty injured. To many R8 mids

Derek

Henderson injured as well

sammyd

lachie henderson from carlton

Tommykwr

Just looking for some tips on my team, not sure about rookies or rucks. Any comments appreciated.
Defenders:
Bartel
Mitchell
Mcveigh
Atley
Kolodashnij
McDonald
Fuller
Cutler

Mids:
Ablett
Pendelbury
Barlow
Beams
Thomas
Martin
Michie
Robertson
Dunstan
Hartung

Rucks
Maric
Grundy
Apeness
Nankervis

Forwards
Dangerfield
Franklin
Gunston
White
Hogan
Rohan
Garlett
Honeychurch

Daniel

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

would really appreicate any bodys thoughts! 🙂

Defenders

Bartel
Mcveigh
Mitchell
Suckling
mcdonald
Cutler
Fuller
Georgiou

Midfield
Ablett
Pendles
Swan
Murphy
Beams
Thomas
Aish
Michie
Sheed
Dustan

Rucks
Minson
Sandilands
Brown
Nankervis
Forwards
Danger
Martin
Franklin
Rohan
Garlett
Honeychurch
Taylor
Kennedy harris

BlueBallsFC

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

my bad Georgiou scored well the other night

jhawk

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

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

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

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

RUCK
m lobbe
b grundy
(c wood, d currie)

FWD
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

Looks very similar to one of my previous drafts!

Donotello

Rate my Team please! (rationale included)

CATZ ON CRACK!

DEFENCE

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)

Midfielders

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

Forward

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

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

Grufflez

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

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

Def
Shaw
Hanley
Carlisle
Suckling
Kolo (gc)
McDonald
Emerg fuller laidler

Mid
Pendles
Watson
Sloane
Martin
Beams
Savage
Martin
Dunstan
Emerg Ellis marsh (syd)

Rucks
Sandi
Jacobs
Emerg nankervis furlow

Forwards
Danger
Wingard
Chapman
Zorko
Hogan
McCarthy
Emerg gartlett Kennedy-Harris

Bit of feedback would be great
Cheers

Dee

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

rhino

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

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

My Current team

Mitchell
Hibberd
Enright
Suckling
Kolodishnaij
Mcdonald
(Fuller & Cutler)

Ablett
Swan
Dal Santo
Beams
N. Jones
Dunstan
M, Crouch
O'Rourke
(Morabito & SHeed)

Lobbe
Grundy
(Thurlow & Nankervis)

Dangerfield
Cloke
Dixon
Franklin
Zorko
Kennedy-Harris
(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

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

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

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

Jayjtee

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

Dangerfield?

Cameron

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

Jayjtee

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

exactly 140,000K remaining

Belly

Guess Ellis was a good get

Ocker

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

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

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

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

Good to hear Sandi looked alright 🙂

throttlefinger

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

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

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

rockliff, watson or selwood?

Hien

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

Hawkaz

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

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

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

Derek

Kennedy or cotchin are close to must haves at their price

derek

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

Fourbells

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

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

@Fr3akMe

joined!