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PODCAST: Comparing notes with a champion

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Supercoach 2014 preseason podcast

John Bruyn won the $50,000 in Supercoach last year. He knows the caper.

And we love it when he drops in to chew the fat about the lay of the land. He has some very interesting strategies that we need to take heed of as we get right into the short and curlies of the preseason.

In less than two weeks our teams will need to be finalised. This is a crucial period of the preseason and in this podcast we look at team structure, and the players we’re eyeballing as we approach the big dance.

Remember – if you’ve got the iTunesย you can subscribe on iTunes as well. Otherwise if you could jump on there and give us a rating that would be top notch.

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neil the nail

mmmm the sound of jocks voice.

Jozza

Thoughts on the big EgghamandLuenburger? what average can the big boy pull off this year?

Carl

Classy podcast Jock. Good to hear the great advice again!

Gary

Great podcast gents. Very interested to get your takes on Lance Franklin and Charlie Dixon. Will they improve when round 1 arrives.

Tim

I loved higgos song, absolutely wonderful

Sleepy

Bloody classic

paul

zorko or dalhaus?

@travisbatta1

zorko without a doubt

K'noath

I have both. I think they can both be potential keepers approaching 100pt ave. If you have to choose it may depend on your other fwds. Dahl could be great POD player if the rest of your fwds are vsame as everyone elses

Boydo

Fwd line might be a bit too mid priced thoughts?

Danger Martin Zorko Wright Caddy Rohan em KKH McCarthy

Leaves me with Def McVeigh Mitchell Simpson Swallow McDonald Martin emg Langdon and Georgiuos

Mid like everyone elses ( Gaz pend cotch beams Thomas) ruck lobbe sandi.

Kev

With the lack fwd rookies presenting themselves, mid price fwds are the only way to go

McClungeMagnet

Yeah not sure. I reckon 1 of caddy/wright just because there is little chance of any becoming a keeper. Better to burn an extra 100-150k for a keeper and use the other as a stepping stone trade to get a premo in early.
But certainly worth a shot if you are confident at least one will become a keeper.

Jai

burpees mate! 150 bur-peas

@travisbatta1

707569, league ability ranges vastly but join with 10 spots to fill

Liddlejnr

G’day super coaches. Any chance the jock Reynolds premier league is coming back in 2014?

throttlefinger

Higgo's song….GOLD. Sell that on iTunes, Jock! Hysterical yet poignant with SC truth.

My lord guys, that may have been one of the best. As you say, a ripper.

Hats off to Dimma for again sharing his insights and preliminary strategies. Much to mull over and give my structure(s) a good hard look again.

Rocksta

Yea, agree with Throttle.

Awesome Podcast Lads. Incredibly insightful and entertaining. I also now need to reassess my structure for balance.

throttlefinger

Just when you think your side is close to getting locked in…Jock and gang gives you more to consider.

Caz

Hi guys thoughts on walters from freo, think he could be a great pod

Jai

yeah i was thinking along similar lines… but i am steering clear of him for similar reasons i am a avoiding wingard…

Caz

Why is that jai

Walto69

Has anyone considered Terlich and good option?
I know a lot of people are considering the likes of Grimes, Garland and Frawley, but Terlich is not only cheaper, but his a ball magnet.
He was consistent last year, and his continued the form of last year in the 2 nab cups.
Not many people are picking him and i think that he'll impress those who do pick him.

WombatsFC

Hi Walt, you're spoton about Terlichs consistency. Last from 9-16 he Ave 81 and from 17-23 ave 83 he scored 100+ four times and only 7% of his scores were below 70. However he have a low score of 27 which gives him a rather high standard deviation of 25. His early season average was only 73 but when you consider that he was relatively new and may have been subbed or injured (only 20 games) in that period he becomes a very attractive POD.
I think he'll be a reliable point scorer again and in an attacking Demons side he will probably score higher than he did last year.

WombatsFC

Data from the Jock Reynolds Stats interface at the top of the page.

Blueprime

Try J Webster. 184K less at 240800. He will get plenty of it in StKildas backline. I reckon he is in their best 18 and will score as well or better than Terlich.

JB

1. Thoughts on St Kilda's midfield, anyone to lookout for?
2. Thoughts on Cameroon Woods in the ruck will he play any games?

Danners16

Luke Dunstan looks like a lock, Savage is almost there, Cameron Wood is a rookie at the moment so he can't play.

Shannan R-H

Thoughts on Pittard guys?? Cheers!

Duncan

390K FOR F5 AND F6 Who should I pick? Thinking of going Kersten Higgins which leaves me 12K for rookie trading

PJ8

I know Higgins has burnt people in the past, but that was when he price was more expensive. At $254k I think I will get him. He's more experienced now and with a new role. Also Gary Rohan, won't get you 100 but if he can kick 2-3 goals and get 15 touches I will be happy with 75 points form him at that price then ship him out around the byes. He will play every week if not injured.

K'noath

Bahahahaha.. The Burnman Song was brilliant!

chandanrajdb

Hello Community,

My Current Team,

Team Name: TITANS

DEF: I am going light in defence, history says the defenders will drop in price and can upgrade them as quickly as possible…..IMO….any thoughts on this would be appreciated…….

S Mitchell, D Swallow, M Suckling, R Shaw, J Webster, L McDonald……EMG: W Langford, A Georgiou

MID: Going with possibly 5 keepers (M5 is currently Shuey – hope he steps up this season and will become a keeper), 1 mid pricer (D Thomas – Fallen Premium), and 4 ROOKIES (2 on the field for scoring, tossing up between 4 out of 5 listed here…..1. D Tyson, 2. V Michie 3. J Polec 4. X Ellis 5. L Dunstan…..locked one is L Dunstan….)….thoughts would be appreciated…….

G Ablett, S Pendlebury, T Cotchin / T Libba / JPK / N Fyfe ( 1 off the 4 mentioned – locking this spot is making me really frustrated…..Please Help Community), D Beams, L Shuey, D Thomas, 4 off 5 rookies mentioned above……need your help and thoghts…..PLZ…..

RUCKS: This positions is probably the most frustrating position than any other positions when selecting the team……just not sure who to go with as my R1….R2 is locked (A Sandilands)……R3 & R4…..i am currently going with 2 Rookies……i know if Sandilands breaks i will be in serious trouble…..but in saying that I / We need him only for the 1st 6 to 8 rounds and I can just hope that he wont break down or rested……considering Freo's tough draw this season…….

R1 (Not sure between – 1 off these 3….B McEvoy, M Lobbe, S Jacobs……tending more towards M Lobbe), A Sandilands…..EMG: T Derickx, F Thurlow

FWD: Going 4 possible Keepers, 1 mid pricer (J Caddy), 1 onfield rookie (G Rohan)…….

P Dangerfield, D Martin, (2 off these 4 – L Parker, R Gray, L Dahlhaus, or M Pavlich), J Caddy, G Rohan, EMG: Z Merrett, JKH….

Any comments / Thoughts would be highly appreciated…….

Cheers,
Raj……

David

Mid go Fyfe
Fwd go Parker and Da House

Danners16

Interesting defence, but it looks good. Mid-Cotchin vs Liberatore, but in my view Cotchin just. Ruck-Probably McEvoy, if that doesn't work out, you could wait a couple rounds and see how they go before their prices go up. FWD-L.Dahlhaus and R.Gray, don't forget D.Zorko and T.Mitchell. Good team though

Billy

Is this midfield to week?
Ablett, G Cotchin, T Kennedy, J Murphy, M Beams, D Thomas, D Beams, C Ellis, X

Bailey

I was a bit confused at first reading your comment
G Cotchin?! T Kennedy?! I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE!! (then I realised)

I'm going in with a similar but a weaker midfield (instead of JPK i'm getting J Martin and instead of Claye Beams I'm getting J Aish).
So no I don't think its too weak

K'noath

I tried the Sandi R3 Emergency tip on for size in my team. Too expensive and too much trade correction for me, $300k on the pine to much with a Hickey/Grundy/Blicavs swinger as mentioned Higgo.

If Sandi breaks down and your other choice of these three (or similar) fails to deliver as well you need two trades instead of one. Just pick Sandi and save $$$ for other lines. If Sandi breaks down early, then trade to the best of the above mentioned players then using just one trade. Ig he doesn't break down early he'lls core high enough to trade up later. Win win!

Billy

I agree, having Sandilands as third ruck is way to expensive. If he flops or doesn't play many matches just trade him.

SCaddict

Yes you could outsmart yourself if you play Sandi as an R3 emergency in the first round especially if two rookie rucks surprisingly play in the second week.

He's played well in the preseason and will be up against a Pies outfit that has struggled in the ruck dept recently so just pencil him in for R2 and be done with it I reckon. Otherwise just don't pick him if you are that worried he will get re-injured or rested early.

I've also toyed with the idea of playing 3 budget rucks all preseason but it's just too many points to leave on the bench each week, You would be effectively giving up a 50pt head start to the rest of the competition which is far from ideal if you are serious about having a tilt at the $50K.

Peter

Like where your head is it with your structure going lighter in defence. With the limited number of quality rookies available on most lines especially in the forward line really make you go heavier in the forward line and lock away that line. I believe there are many "mid pricers" that aren't truely real mid pricers as they are fallen premeiums from last year, Pavlich, Chapman, ect. Then there are guys like Bruest who will definately play more mid time and reap the rewards. Picking the correct mid rookies is the key to me so you dont have to use corrective trades in there in the first 2-3 rounds.
Fixing the sleeper rookie in the forward line or most likely defence is the key.
For me Pavlich is fit and ready to fire and will appreciate in price definately and could be a keeper, Gray could be great point of difference and will rake up the posessions if he stays fit

JPK handballs too much and has too many clangers in my opinion, Fyfe gets tagged a fair bit and can throw in some sub 80 scores, not consistent enough. Libba is a great one, so many contested posessions and clearances is huge. Great POD also.
Good luck!

Harrison

this year all 4 of these players will be good, yes Libba is a POD, even I have him. JPK is a gun he is not going to b passed in my mid. Fyfe is a gun he can pump out big scores.

This is my team atm

Defenders:
Mitchell, Enright, Suckling, Shaw, Webster, McDonald, Clurey, Georgiou,

Midfielders
Liberatore, Fyfe, Cotchin, Kennedy, Beams, Shuey, Thomas, Polec, Ellis, Dunstan,

Rucks
Hickey, Sandilands, Derickx, Thurlow,

Forwards
Dangerfield, Martin, Dahlhaus, Wright, Caddy, Rohan, Merrett, Kennedy-Harris,

Please rate

Cameron

How much cash do you have left over?!?!?!?!

Harrison

15k How do you rate it

Cameron

Just seems really light, as though you've got $100k spare haha

Defenders looks pretty similar in shape to mine, spreading the cash right out to D5 is the way to go.

Ive been flirting with Shuey too, just not so sure how he will go as WCE's leading Mid, but then again, he owes them from last year, good pick over Murphy. Like the spread again of cash amongst the premium mids.

I'd still think its best to get in a more expensive ruckman with Sandi, rather than Hickey or others under 400k, for Sandi's price, you can afford to go a bit better and at least get a Jacobs or Lobbe.
Although you've done it to put money elsewhere, which makes perfect sense too, just my opinion.

FWD line is sick, POD and value

Solid team!

theazzyg

I feel like you should probably ditch a mid and get a more premium ruck, because for me hickey is an unkown quantity and sandilands is a gun but unknown how long he will last.

Harrison

New line up what do people think?

Defenders:
Mitchell, Enright, Suckling, Webster, McDonald, Laidler, Langford, Georgiou,

Midfielders
Ablett, Pendles Liberatore, Cotchin, Beams, Thomas, Michie, Polec, Ellis, Dunstan,

Rucks
Jacobs, Sandilands, Currie Thurlow,

Forwards
Dangerfield, Martin, Dahlhaus, Parker, Caddy, Rohan, Merrett, Kennedy-Harris,

Daniel S

Josh Caddy or Matt Wright in the forward line?

David

I have considered having both sometimes at F4 and F5 positions and going heavy in F1-F3

Sam

Wright POD not many have him. Has been proven scorer, looked good in NAB

SCannonymous

Wright can score but has proven to be used as a tagger, hence his price. Is this going to change in 2014? He did provide a couple of nice scores this time last year. Caddy on the other hand is a genuine midfielder who will not tag. While having both is an option, Caddy will safely outscore his price due to increased game time alone.

Danners16

Caddy, M.Wright is too much of a risk. Wait a couple weeks before thinking about him.

cyril is the man

ive got both

Ben

Would really love some feedback on my team. big question mark over Watts and Higgins. Thoughts???
Backs
1. Mitchell, S
2. Hanley, P
3. Enright, C
4. Swallow, D
5. Watts, J
6. Laidler, J
Bench
23. Cutler, T
24. Fuller, M

Midfielders
7. Ablett, G
8. Pendlebury, S
9. Fyfe, N
10. Cotchin, T
11. Murphy, M
12. Tyson, D
13. Beams, C
14. Polec, J
Bench
25. Morabito, A
26. Crouch, M

Rucks
15. Grundy, B
16. Sandilands, A
Bench
27. Thurlow, F
28. Nankervis, T

Forwards
17. Dangerfield, P
18. Martin, D
19. Franklin, L
20. Higgins, S
21. Rohan, G
22. Taylor, L
Bench
29. Kennedy-Harris, J
30. Honeychurch, M

Billy

Your team looks pretty solid but what I would do to improve it is downgrade either Swallow or Watts to a mid price defender probably Suckling and upgrade Grundy to either Lobe/Jacobs/McEvoy as your ruck is a bit low.

As for your midfield I would choose D Beams over M Murphy and I would also try and get D Thomas in your team instead of D Tyson.

As for your forwards I think that they are pretty good although I would try and get another mid price in there instead of L Taylor as I think that there are a few good options.

I just think that you have to much money tied up in defenders and most of them will probably drop in price so you should be spending more money elsewhere. Anyway good luck!

Mikey

Taylor also out for 2-3 weeks.

Cameron

Drop Laidler, wont get game time.

Shannan

Thoughts on Jasper Pittard and Billie Smedts please guys!!!

Billy

I would personally stay clear of Smedts as I don't think that his average will go up to much. As for Pittard I think that he will make a good POD and could have a break out year however I am staying clear of him as I already have sucking as a mid price defender and can't fit a second.

Shannan

Thanks for replying so quickly mate! Cheers!

Premo FWD

Hey guys,

I'm trying to fill a premium FWD spot. I'm tossing up between Wingard & Rough. (I already have Danger btw). Who should I get?

Cheers,

Billy

I think that Wingard will be more consistent than Roughhead and also Wingard will probably spend more time in the midfield so he will probable average between 100 -110. I'd go with Wingard

Shannan

I'd personally select Wingard simply because he will find more of the footy and kick his fair share of goals. Although Roughy seems like a good option also!

Mikey

out of them, Wingard though I am looking at Mitchell

Danners16

Wingard is not a key forward unlike Roughead

David

Swap Cotchin out for D.Beams gives you extra 75k
or
Swap Pendles out for D.Beams gives you extra 190k

then down grade Watts to Webster gives you extra 171k
should have 256k-361k freed up

up grade B.Grundy to 1 of these 3 : M.Pyke, S.Jacobs or M.Lobbe.
up grade D.Swallow to 1 of these 3 : S.Hurn, M,Johnson or L,Dunn.

David

I don't know anymore guys not liking the amount of mid-priced players we have in our teams to cover the the lack of rookies this year.

Anyway hears my 99th spin on my team:

DEF: S.Mitchell, K.Simpson, C.Enright, S.Hurn, J,Webster, J.Laidler (W.Langford, A.Gorgiou)

MID: G.Ablett, T,Cotchin, M,Priddis, D,Beams, L.Shuey, J,Aish, L,McDonald, X,Ellis (L.Dunstan, M,Honeychurch)

RCK: S.Jacobs, A,Sandilands (M.Apeness, M.King)

FWD: P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, L.Parker, M.Wright, J.Caddy, F,Thurlow (Z.Merrett, JKH)

Danners16

K.Simpson-P.Hanley, J.Aish has to go, can only have one of Priddis and Shuey unless you're a risk taker. Not sure on S.Jacobs, L.Parker seems to young to breakout maybe next season, wait for a few rounds for M.Wright too much of a risk, F.Thurlow is still a rookie have him on the bench.

Chris

Hi guys, first year playing and so far I'm happy with my team but could use a league to join if any of you have spaces to fill…? cheers

Sleepy

Hi Chris you will automatically go into a league if you entered a public league

PJ8

Only 99th David? That's pretty good. I would well and truly be over 200 haha.

I like the set up of your team…

DEF – Good consistent scorer's like Mitchell, Enright and Hurn teaming with a POD in Simpson who has the ability to score big. Also one of the first teams I have seen with no Suckling, not sure if this is good or bad yet.

MID – Strong M1-M5. All should average over 105 comfortably. I would probably put McDonald in DEF, think you could potentially miss out on another MID rookie. But that's just me.

RUCK – GOOD

FWD – Like the mid- pricer's. Everyone will have DANGER/MARTIN in F1/F2 so it's important to have good scoring mid-pricer's through F3-F5.

Overall can't really fault David. Just a couple of little things that I wouldn't do as mentioned (No sucklin & McDonald as a MID) but just my opinion.

WombatsFC

Hahahah just listening to the podcast.

Dear Jock, I apologise for mentioning Shaun Higgins in a post last week. I've been very ill and experiencing periods of random absurdity.
I extend my apology to any members of this community that my comment may have distressed.

If your have negative feelings about your future contact lifeline on131114

Pieman1978

Wombats Knives have been thrown across rooms, windows smashed, punch ons, & Elvis even shot his Telly since the topic of Higgins came up last week. But with the lack of rookies FWD & BCK this year these sorts of turds need to be considered.

Goonar

Cracking podcast guys, the chemistry between you boys is getting better and better. TV Week will have to invent a new category….”And the winner of this years Logie for the Best Podcast goes to……” Keep up the good work!

Cowza

Thinking of switching McVeigh out for Malceski (he cracked the tone in both nab cup games) thoughts?
Also thoughts on Langfords job security?

PJ8

Don't mind it Cowza, good way to free up some cash. Malceski won't be as consistent as McVeigh but can score big. I can only see a 10 ppg difference so freeing up the cash may be worth it.

I can't see Langford getting a game. I know he has looked impressive in nab but I have had a look and when all players are fit he still is about 26/27th on the list.

Shano

Hey community, whats everyones thoughts on fasolo? managed a nab game and capable of a 70+ av… so a bargain it would appear. Strong rookies seem to be getting thinner and thinner 2 weeks out now !

PJ8

Very cheap for his potential SC output. High on the watch list. Just have a worry he may not be in the best 22 and if so he is a big chance to be the sub as he is an impact player. Hopefully he can play that half back role that has been spoken about and cement his spot in the on-field 18.

MarcuJ

i read somewhere this morning that jesse white did a hammy in training? anyone confirm ?

judd0

You may have been reading old news as he has had issues in the past.

I cant fin anything about it. I could be wrong

Mikey

White's not on the AFL injury list but nah i think he's ok

dustbin feltchers

"and then i go and spoil it all by picking someone stupid like Mzungu"….

uditha

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Billy

Is this midfield to week?
Ablett, G Cotchin, T Kennedy, J Murphy, M Beams, D Thomas, D Beams, C Ellis, X
Thanks in advance

Billy

What are people's thoughts on Jonathan Brown?

David

Mitch Clarke would be better

Bruds

No.

PJ8

One of the greatest but no in SC

James

Hi boys just wondering thoughts of 7 or 6 starting rookies

Danners16

V.Michie, L.McDonald, J.K-H, L.Dunstan, J.Polec, X.Ellis, W.Langford, J.Laidler

BEN B

JOIN MY LEAGUE 437469

sammyd

what do you think about shaun hampson for the first 4-5 rounds seeings maric is injured

sammyd

is that you james

Tommykwr

Just after some thoughts on my team, not sure on some rookies but
Def: Mitchell, Hanley, swallow, suckling, kolodjashnij, McDonald, fuller, georgiou
Mid: Ablett, Cotchin, Liberatore, ziebell, beams, Thomas, Martin, polecat, Dunstan, crouch
Rucks: mcevoy, sandilands, thurlow, Nankervis
Fwd: Dangerfield, Gunston, zorko, wright, Rohan, Honeychurch, Kennedy-Harris
Cheers also join 666827 if you want, varying abilities

Harrison

Def: Fuller and Kolo out Webster and rookie playing round 1 in
Mid: Martin out rookie playing round 1 in
Ruc: Nankervis out rookie playing round 1 in
Fwd: Gunston, Zorko, Wright, Honeychurch out Parker, Dalhaus, Caddy, rookie playing round 1 in

Tommykwr

Cheers mate

Alaster

How many rookies in Ruck do you honestly think will play? Nankervis is a great r4 pick for captains loophole…
Zorko and Gunston both viable options but probably need a stronger f2

Bailey

Your Def is identical to mine!

lord relton roberts

my team is looking solid but my only worry is my forward line..
Is having two onfield rookies going to be a detriment?

surely two of rohan, jkh, taylor, merret (or any other rooks) will play
What do you recon guys?? ๐Ÿ™‚

judd0

You should get away with 2 on field rookies lord.

Pressures on to pick the right ones straight away, but your right between the rookies you listed surely atleast 2 will get good game time.

lord relton roberts

thanks heaps juddy struth now just gotta pick the right ones haha

Ryan

Hey guys,

Latest version of my team here, let me know what you think.

BACKS: Bartell, Mitchell, Hanley, Suckling, Webster, McDonald
BENCH: Langdon, Georgiou

MIDS: Ablett, Pnedles, Cotchin, Beams, Thomas, Shiels, Aish, Polec
BENCH: Michie, Dunstan

RUCKS: Lobbe, Sandilands
BENCH: Thurlow, Nankervis

FWDS: Danger, Wingard, MItchell, Zorko, Rohan, JKH
BENCH: Merret, Taylor

Cash Left: $17,400

I'm thinking about downgrading Hanley to maybe Swallow or something like that and upgrading either Shiels to a prem or a FWD rookie to a mid pricer, Thoughts?

Danners16

Like it, Aish and Shiels though have to go. Michie will play Round 1.

JB

Thoughts on Jimmy Webster (STK), will he play in the midfield?

Mitch

Enright Or Birchall??

JB

Enright especially if you have S Mitchell or Suckling already

cyril is the man

Enright

Belly

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

Def
Mcveigh mitchell Hanley suckling McDonald laidler
Emerg georgiou Langford

Mid
Gaz watto libba beams t.Mitchell daisy aish polec
Emerg crouch Cunningham

Rucks
Leuy sandi
Emerg thrulow currie

Forward
Danger Martin gunston zorko Rohan kenn-harris
Emerg merret Lloyd
Cheers

Cameron

Cunningham and Laidler wont be getting a gig for a while, better off elsewhere mate.

JB

Which rookies will play? please discuss …

judd0

I think in most cases we just have to wait JB.
This year is a nightmare to decipher which will and which wont.

McClungeMagnet

Great Pickup Jock with Webster, was impressed with his kicking last year and was impressive in NAB but slipped my noticed. Now in as a back up if I can't pick 3 of Georgiou, Langdon, Tippet, Langford, cutler, fuller which seems a likely scenario. Expensive but seems to have a great scoring output, and will hopefully get rotated through the mid.

Not to sure with Zac Merret, seems to be more of a sub candidate. If not who will.

darcy

Jock, whos your tip for a rookie forward to replace dayle Garrett and Lewis Taylor?

rollingthunder

dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah dah the buuuuuuurrrrrrnnnnn maaaaannnnnnn!

Thanks Higgo!!!!!!!!!!!! This is all I'm humming all day!!!!!!!

simmo3

hey community love all the work.. almost making it to easy.. some thoughts or feedback would be great. Im a little think in the backline, but have looked at structuring around the rnd 8 bye as much as possible and upgrading from there

BACK
S Mitchell, S Thompson, B Houli, M Suckling, L McDonald T Langdon, (W Langford, A Georgiou)

MID
G Ablett, S Pendelbury, T Cotchin, D, Beams, D Thomas, D Tyson, J Polec, X Ellis, (V Michie, L Dunstan)

RUCK
M Lobbe, A Sandilands, (F Thurlow T Nankervis)

FWD
P Dangerfield, D Martin, T Mitchell, D Zorko, J Caddy, A Fasolo (G Rohan, J Kennedy Harris)

still a few question marks on rookies depending on selection and on fasolo and Mitchell in the FWD..

Jacko

Brilliant podcast Jock, I have been considering Higgo’s ruck stratagem and I wonder what value is the Dummy R4 in the situation that this player plays before your 2 midprice rucks. I know Higgo said Sandilands plays first in round 1 but in the first 10 rounds my R4 (Max King) plays before Sandilands and Macintosh on 4 occasions thus rendering the emergency loophole ineffective almost half the time

Dee

Gday community! Ripping POD cast fellas…. Thoughts on D. Cox as R1? Also Bartel or Enright down back? Who will have a higher scoring output this year? Thanks….

Nathan

Hey guys would love some feeback on my team, cheers
Defence- Hibbert, Enright, Swallow,Suckling,Kolodjashnij,McDonald….Emergencies- Fuller, Georgiou
Midfield-Ablett,Pendlebury,Selwood,Cotchin,Beams,B.Ellis,D.Tyson,Dunstan….Emergencies- Honeychurch,M.Crouch
Rucks-Mumford,Sandilands….Emergencies-Nankervis,Smith
Forwards-Dangerfield,Franklin,Zorko,Dalhaus,Rohan,Gartlett….Emergencies-Z.Merrett,Kennedy Harris

Wouldnt mind some feedback on my team guys. Im just a little bit weary on my rucks and defence. I dont know about Mumy and Sandi, and is my defence a little weak? cheers

Billy

Defence- I would definitely do what ever you have to do to get Mitchell as D1. I know that it is a bit boring choosing him because most teams will have him but he will be consistent and is the best defender by far……….. LOCK! As for Hibberd he is injured and won't play round 1 so I would probably swap him for either Simpson/Hodge/Hanly. I personally wouldn't have Kolodjashnij as we haven't seen him play yet. He is to risky for the $.

Midfield- As for your midfield I would swap either Ablett/Pendlebury/Selwood out for a cheaper premium as 3 is to many ( I personally think 2 players around that price is to many) so you can free up some cash to upgrade Honeychurch and Crouch to Beams.C/Ellis.X/Polec as they look better rookies. As far as Ellis.B I think that he is a good POD however I don't think that his price will go up that much and I think you would be safer with Thomas.D.

Ruck- As for your rucks Mumford is a good POD and if he plays as well as he has in the past could be a could pick up however I think you would be safer with either McEvoy/Jacobs/Lobe. I don't think that Nankervis is Sydney's number 2/3 ruck so I don't think that he will get much game time early, I think you would be better with Thurlow.

Forward- Your forward set up is pretty good but you try and upgrade either Zorko/Dalhaus to Martin as he is a definite LOCK for me and most people because he should average 100+. The rest of your forward is good . I am a bit worried about Franklin and his inconsistency over the past few years and won't be going with him but he should be fine in your team.

Anyway good luck for the year!

-Billy

cyril is the man

I would be getting rid of garlett. hes not even going to play vfl at this stage. I think hibberd is injured too. I would also get rid of kolodjashnji, not sighted in nab games

SC Hardnut

Jack Watts or Jack Grimes?

David

Grimes

SCdonkey

Burman Jack WATTS under a new coach, fit as fiddle, i think he's the phantom in the DEF. The Dees has easy draw in the first 5 games Rd1 with under manned Saints then they have the Eagles, GWS, Blues and Gold Coast. This Burman Jack WATTS will burn many, if you don't start with him early missing out on points will ave 90 – 100 SC points and appreciate in price in the first 5 games.

JB

What are everyone's Ruck structure? thoughts on Lobbe, Leuenberger, Minson, Sam Jacobs?

Chris

I think Sandilands is pretty much a lock and Im also taking a chance on McIntosh. Personally think that value can be got in this position based on points to price ratio.

Mikey

i'm going McEvoy, Grundy, Sandi and King (King as an FD)

Daniel

I'm worried Minson Goldy Lobbe may tire as the sole ruck again. Not many rucks have consistently dominated as a sole ruck year in year out. Cox is the only one that comes to mind before nic nat arrived. McEvoy is a good solid option (with plenty of help from Hale/Roughie may find a few goals in that rotation) and so is Jacobs. I got burnt by Jacobs last year, but word is he was filthy on himself and may be due for a big one!

JB

great feedback, Jacobs could be a great POD or should we all follow the herd and stick with Lobbe or Minson … thoughts

jks7

thoughts on

Liam Shiels: R.Shaw , and lecras

NutSack

Is Zorko a 2014 burnman?
Is TMitchell a 2014 burnman?
Will Buddy be a 2014 burnman?
Is D Swallow a 2014 burnman?
Is MMurphy going to be a burnman?

Opinions please.

Sarah

Your guess is as good as mine!

Daniel

Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No

SCdonkey

Out of them 5 I think only 1 will/can be a Burnman this season and that's T Michell, entering his 2nd year at AFL level priced at $464K will hurt you if he doesn't perform as he did last season. I would probably see how he goes first 5 games and maybe pick him up after the bye rounds. As for the other 3, you really cant be burn by them, as you already know what you are getting into. Plus they are cheap (fallen premiums) proven high scorer. As for Swallow hmmm a risk you take priced at $429K a little bit pricey, but may pay off.

cyril is the man

possibly murphy I reckon. confidence was way down after his injury last year though. he might get back to his best

cyril is the man

Could I get advice on my team to pls guys. Possibly to many mid priced players? too many hawks?

BACKS
ENRIGHT
ADCOCK
SWALLOW
SUCKLING
MCDONALD
LANGFORD (LAIDLER, CLUREY)

MIDS
SWAN
DANGER
D BEAMS
MITCHELL
COTCHIN
THOMAS
D TYSON
POLEC (MITCHIE, DUNSTAN)

RUCKS
MCEVOY
SANDILANDS
WOOD Is he on their list and will he play?
DERICKIX

FORWARDS
BUDDY
MARTIN
ELLIOT-
WRIGHT- possibly burn man after a strong nab cup and poor season last year..
CADDY
ROHAN (F.THURLOW, KENNEDY HARRIS)

Bruds

Interested to know why you've chosen adcock?
I'd seriously consider changing swan for ablett, i feel any team without ablett is a step behind from the outset
Danger into the forward line too as there is much more midfield talent available and it's taking up a spot
As for your rucks, just wait until teams are released and you know which rookie ruckman are playing
Hopefully some of that helped but great team, should have a good season

cyril is the man

thanks bruds, chose Adcock basically because everyone has a very simiar backline. Had a good season last year average of 92 and played al 22 games brisban is going to have a lot of footy in there backline this year too.

So the general consensus is to get Mitchell into my backline and get Danger into my forward line.

cyril is the man

ok ive taken the advice and changed my team to the following. I think it looks better. ive added savage, I think he was a bit hardly done by at the hawks but at a much weaker side in st Kilda should get a lot of the footy.

I'm not going in with Gary. Surely he will drop in price??

Heres they updated team

BACKS
MITCHEL
ENRIGHT
ADCOCK
SWALLOW
SUCKLING
MCDONALD (LANGFORD, CLUREY)

MIDS
SWAN
COTCHIN
BEAMS
THOMAS
SAVAGE
TYSON
MICHIE
POLEC (ELLIS, DUNSTAN)

RUCKS
MCEVOY
SANDILANDS
WOOD
DERICKX

FORWARDS
DANGER
MARTIN
FRANKLIN
WRIGHT
CADDY
HIGGINS (ROHAN, KENNEDY HARRIS)

Thanks for the comments and advice

WombatsFC

Hi Cyril iTM,

I think the call on Adcock is a very good call, he is an absolute warrior and the extra responsibility he has this year will bring out the best in him; I currently have him at D4 but my forward line has less high priced players than yours.
Maybe in your efforts to be different you are costing yourself points as well as dollars.
I think you're taking a big risk not having Pendle or Ablett at the start these guys never go down in value enough for you to upgrade a Savage or Tyson in the bye rounds. So, you'll have to upgrade another premium like thomas or adcock etc. Without Ablett or Pendlebury you will be the easybeat in your league. Downgrading Dangerfield (always drops by 50k over 1st 3) might help you get ablett or pendle.

Also Swallow is a bit expensive for a guy who looks like averaging 80 at the most you can probably spend 150k less and get the same points Potential, if not you can at least make some money.

Daniel

Move Mitchell to DEF. And get Danger in there, maybe at the expense of Buddy.

NutSack

Im thinking 3 rookie defs, 3 rookie fwds, 2 rookie rucks and 5 rookie mids. Thats where the money is to be made this year. You have 1 too many in the mids in my opinion.

cyril is the man

thanks for the reply. ive only got four rookies in he mid though. ive thought of having five though to generate more cash ive still got 108K in the bank to play with.

Big Nas

great podcast once again jock!

on a side note, 738043 is my league code and anyone is welcome to join

Sixxdawg

Any advice fellas on how my team is looking?
Def: Mitchell, Hanley, Enright, Terlich, Mcdonald, Clurey (Tippet,Georgiou)
Mids: Ablett, J.Selwood, Rockliff, Fyfe, Deledio, Beams, Polec, Ellis (Sheed,Dunstan)
Rk: Sandi, Currie (Thurlow,King)
Fwd: Martin, T.Mitchell, Zorko, Caddy,Higgins, Hogan (Kennedy-Harris, Honeychurch)
I know i got 3 rookies in the ruck but i'm taking the risk of having the 3 rookies, just see how it goes seeing how annoying the rucks are this year.
Also i'm not picking Danger straight away. at 609 thousand, ill wait till his price drops because it will and then upgrade him from Higgins or Hogan.

Bruds

Risky move leaving out the danger man, he could very easily go huge to start the season and just be a waste of a trade.
How often is there an elite midfielder available in the forward line that will be in your finals team?
My opinion is he won't drop enough to satisfy a trade
Besides that i'm liking the look of your team, maybe a little shallow in the ruck department too

Sixxdawg

II'm still deciding if i will pick him up.
I just have this feeling his price will drop but if it doesn't
I could always take out one of the premiums in me midfield and put Dale Thomas in and then get rid of Higgins and put in Danger, or Get a premium ruckman.
Was thinking Dixon, so then if i wanted to i could switch Thurlow and Dixon, just another idea.

Daniel

I would remove 2 of your mid prems and get Danger and at least 1 prem ruck like a McEvoy. Currie is a good choice, but more as a constant 0 on your bench, to be used with the captaincy loophole.

Danners16

Terlich, Fyfe, Currie, Hogan, Higgins all need to go. Tippett is a rookie and I haven't about him being upgraded, Georgiou has a better chance of being upgraded though. You also need Dangerfield

Shannan R-H

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Sean

For those considering Clurey, although he's looking very promising, the only way he's gonna get games is if injuries occur, as he looks to be behind Trengove, Carlile, Jonas and Hombsch in the tall defender stakes. Carlile and Trengove look likely to be back from injury for round 1, and almost certain for round 2 (http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/2014-03-03/injury-update-march-3).
He could be a fantastic downgrade option though!

PJ8

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on picking Essendon players…

With the Essendon players named over the weekend that were involved in the drug scandal, does this make people not pick them? Does anyone see there being a chance they can be suspended during this season?

I currently have Jobe and Hibbo, but looking at getting them out because they may get suspended still…

Sarah

I'm personally not going to take the risk at this stage.

jhawk

in the same boat i wanted to get jobe. hibbo injured
but how can they not get suspended if ahmad saad alright alright for a year for drinking a v can.

Mike

Bollocks,
I'd just spent all weekend fixing my team strategy only to have the same discussed at length on the podcast!
You guys are my new favourite thing on the internet though, love it.

Above – Malceski will get tagged a lot, so risky pick. Laidler wont play much, this year's Armstrong at the Swans. What Buddy does will be a mystery, flip a coin type of pick. I agree Rohan scoring will be up and down, he never seems to get as much of the footy as he should, though will make tackles and kick a few due to his speed.

Stan

Thoughts on Nahas,new club good opportunity???

PJ8

Not 100% sure on him Stan, is it really good opportunity for him? He has gone to the team that has the best small forward in the AFL???

Mick

thoughts on a weak starting midfield with 4 on field rookies and Ablett, Cotchin, Beams and Daisy as to make money in the midfield.

PJ8

I don't mind the idea Mick. MIDS is always got the best rookies so you will make good money.

I would be thinking 4 of Tyson, Polec, Ellis, Michie, Aish, C.Beams to be your rookie starters then.

I am interested to see what you can do with the saved money in the other postions, they would be pretty strong considering the money saved in the MID.

jhawk

i think it the way to go but maybe u need ablett and pendelbury or swan. if only 4 strong mids. so s.till get two guys 125+

just incase it turn pear shaped with beams and daisey if re did previous injurys.

Daniel

Mitchell Hanley Swallow Suckling McDonald Laidler (Cluery Georgiou)
Ablett Cotchin Murphy Beams Vince Tyson Michie Polec (X.Ellis Dunstan)
McEvoy Sandi (Currie Thurlow)
Dangerfield Martin Wingard Rioli Caddy Rohan (L.Taylor J.K-Harris)
110K left. Thought?

Grufflez

Thoughts on Liam Shiels people?

Cameron

I still havent been sold on Swallow just yet, I'm going with Grimes in that D3 spot, should be fine either way. Not sure on Hanley this year considering how hard the Lions will have to fight for ball, maybe go with someone safer just to start.
Love Rioli, found out the other day he's suspended or something in Round 1, so just make sure you've got cover there. His price is hard to look past, especially considering you wouldnt have to worry about bringing him in later, just that injury concern lingers in my head.

Use that 110k to upgrade Murphy or Vince

B-Mac

Guys,

Opinions sought:

– Dasiy & Mumford, or

– Barlow & Hickey

?

MarcuJ

i would go Daisey and Mummy

PJ8

As would I

B-Mac

Cheers Lads – what I'm leaning towards

Cameron

Bulldogs have WCE/North/Tigers/GWS/Blue/Crows/Ess/Melbourne/GC in their first rounds,

SURELY YOU NEED GRIFFIN OR LIBBA???

chandanrajdb

Hello Community,

Struggling to pick 2 off the 7 mentioned……

1. L Franklin
2. L Parker
3. T Mitchell
4. R Gray
5. D Zorko
6. M Pavlich
7. L Dahlhaus

This keeps changing…..i am leaning towards R Gray & M Pavlich…..but again it keeps changing everytime…..

Priorities please……????

Cheers,
Raj…..

jeremy_menz

For me:
1. Luke Parker
2. Dayne Zorko
3. Matthew Pavlich
4. Lance Franklin
5. Robbie Gray
6. Luke Dalhaus
7. Tom Mitchell

I have Zorko and Parker at present

Dee

Tom Mitchell on top for mine….

jeremy_menz

In terms of ability, he would rank higher than some on that list, but the trend of second year players going backwards is too hard to ignore

chandanrajdb

Zorko Really…..???? really scares me if you think what he did last year……..and yes he was in my team last year…..i was so frustrated and couldn't get rid of him till rd18 or rd19….just kept hoping he will comeback eventually never happened…….frustrating……

Coming to Zorko again i am not so sure he will be plying more in the guts this year…….if he does he will be good but….this is a BIG BUT??? if he doesn't i cant see him scoring consistent scores…..IMO….

Cheers for the feedback mate….much appreciated……still undecided……it is a tough one…..

Raj…..

Dee

Thanks Jeremy, mate I can't agree with you more when it comes to his skills as a player. You are also right about the trend of 2nd year players, stats say that players in their second season tend to go backwards the following year but not all. The question is mate, can you really see this kid having a worse season than he did last year? JPK mite have something to say about this, if he steps his game up from last season which he should now being injury free. This will definitely affect the Sydney midfielders output if his points increases back to say his 2012 average. At the same time in saying that we all know that T. Mitchell can play he is an absolute gun. It doesn't necessarily mean you're a second year player so you will definitely go backwards and your scoring output decreases. Could be a very good POD in my opinion, should be named R1. Anyways I've got him locked as F3 or F4, hope he breaks the trend and help get rid of that HOODOO for 2nd year players…..

jeremy_menz

Raj – Zorko for me represents the most value for potential upside of that lot (bar Parker). We've seen him average 100 before, and I believe of that list, he is one of only 3 capable of reaching that benchmark. But, as you have pointed out, it all depends on his midfield time.

Dee – Titch looks to be a very good supercoach prospect in the future. I'm just of the opinion that his capacity to score big on a regular basis may be limited by his surrounds – Jack, McVeigh, Hannebery, JPK, Parker, Franklin, Tippett, O'Keefe, Malceski and even Goodes… All of these guys are 90-100+ players, and there is only 3300 points to be shared between two teams. Though i could end up being completely wrong, and he could average 95.
Anyway, that's just my thoughts

Dee

Yeah I agree Chandanrajdb, Zorko is a massive risk…. Burn me to bits last year, still have bad memories. LOL. 2014 BURNMAN of the year! Unless the magician works his magic, then maybe a quick trade before Round 3. But for now its a NO….

Danners16

L.Franklin and D.Zorko it is tough,

daryl_prasad

T Mitchell (with Pav if you are in a pinch)

Dee

Natanui as R1 anyone?

jeremy_menz

Would need to see him string a few good games together. If you're taking a risk in the ruck, make it a cheap one and go Sandilands

Dee

Sandilands is not a risk, he's locked in and ready to go mate…. Everyone should have him by now. Mumford maybe or would you go Hickey instead and spend the money else where? Thanks Jeremy….

jeremy_menz

I'd argue that he's a risk if you don't have reasonable backup…

Hickey would be worth the saved cash v mumford I believe. Personally I'm tossing up between Lobbe and Leuenberger at the moment for the R1 slot. Mumford could pay off though

Belly

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

Def
Mcveigh mitchell Hanley suckling McDonald laidler
Emerg georgiou Langford

Mid
Gaz watto libba beams t.Mitchell daisy aish polec
Emerg crouch Cunningham

Rucks
Leuy sandi
Emerg thrulow currie

Forward
Danger Martin gunston zorko Rohan kenn-harris
Emerg merret Lloyd
Cheers

Dee

My opinion….. Can you fit Bartel in your backline? Not too sure on Zorko… Wingard I reckon would be a lot safer, specially with the Showdown in Round 2 against Adelaide.

Danners16

T.Mitchell in forward line and dump J.Gunston for a good mid, J.AIsh-V.Michie otherwise good team.

Belly

Cheers mate will take ur advice got a ill room to move cheers

nacho

opinions on Fasolo? already have beams, pendles, grundy and reid. really want the price boost but question marks as to how much he will play this year? also i feel a tad of an overload on the collingwood players. have him in, please tell me who a better option is please…

Jai

I would think burnman Higgins might be a better option.

If he burns us after this preseason… he will go down in history as the greatest burnman to ever burn.. if he isn't there already..

John

Guys

Is my mid too weak?

G ablett, pendles, Murphy, beams, Thomas, dunstan, polec, Ellis, Tyson, michie

I want c beams, aish n jack Martin, what would you change? Would you add a premium for one of the listed rookies

Cheers

Daniel

I don't think its weak. Most ppl would be going with 3-4 onfield rookies.

Daniel

But if I was to change a mid, it would be Murphy or Daisy, just for the reason that you have two players from same team, both with recent injuries affecting their form.

cyril is the man

My midfield is very similar apart from murphy. I have Savage instead so mine is even weaker. i think this is where the money is t be made though.

SON OF JOCK

Great podcast, funny stuff. Looking for a bit of feedback on a FWD's and BACK's heavy premo/mid option, looking to maximise profits in the mids….Thoughts?

DEF:
MCVEIGH
S. MITCHELL
HANLEY
ENRIGHT
SUCKLING PIG
MCDONALD

LANGDON….GEORGIOU

MIDS:
ABLETT
PENDLES
BEAMS
DAISY THOMAS
TYSON
MICHIE
POLEC
ELLIS

DUNSTAN…M CROUCH

RUCKS
LEUENBERGER
SANDY

THURLOW…CURRIE

FWDS
DANGERMOUSE
DUSTY MARTIN
PARKER
DAULHAUS
CADDY
ROHAN

KERSTEN…JKH

Little worried about the lack of links between DPP but hopefully it pays off.

Derek

I think before anyone can rate someone’s team, they need to say if they are going for high ranking or league victory.

If going for leagues, I would say your team needs plenty of cash cows. Allow you to build good value, make sure you make the finals with a team of premiums in teams with soft games in finals.

If going for ranking, you need the high consistent scorers in your team from week 1.

Autofelatio

Hahaaha fantastic podcast guys, makes every sunday night even better

Mike

Perhaps also prior for asking for advice you could actually give some on your afl team. Long lists of help requests are rather tedious. Give something back! Also I'm a big fan of vague advice or providing options, lest we all have the same bloody team come round two!
/endrant

Jack

Supercoach draft- league code (673680)

tezza

i had four lock ins in December. By late Jan everyone had been told about them ( beams,grigg,yeo, franklin)
It's now important to get a POD. Has anyone a suggestion. I'm going to leave out dangerfield , pendles,
Please give me your Pod.

JX20

Watched highlights again of the grand final and Walters up forward is tempting as a POD. Lyon has mentioned that he'll now go into the midfield at times this year. He could really break out.

Jai

Im with JX20 – if youre leaving Danger out (which I think youre crazy to do), go Walters.

JKA

OR Ben Reid…. been considering him as a POD… DPP player too… swinging FWD and DEF….

JX20

Haven't seen Minson as a starter in too many teams. No real competition for his role in the team and has a clearance king at his heels which helps. I think he's a set and forget even though his price is steep. Sandilands allows me to spend that little bit more for him. Is it his price that scares many off or am I missing something?

Jai

Cant really go wrong with Minson if you have the cash mate.

I personally would have him, just cant afford him with my current structure.

Only thing I could possibly think of is he isn't exactly a definitively proven premium for a 29 year old?

Last 5 years average:

2009 – 67.6
2010 – 59.0
2011 – 82.9
2012 – 95.1
2013 – 114.3

If picking him for over $600k, you would want to be 100% sure that he will average 115+ and not do a Sammy Jacobs and have a great 115 year, followed by a 90-95 year…

Decent value in Lobbe, Ryder and Jacobs but I wouldn't imagine you would have much to worry about if you set and forget Minson.

Stoney

Hey guys! Looking for any advice on my side.

$155k in the bank

DEF: McVeigh, Mitchell, Enright, Suckling, McDonald, Georgiou (Fuller, Clurey)
MID: Ablett, Pendlbury, Fyfe, Beams, Thomas, Aish, Polec, Ellis (Dunstan, Crouch)
RUC: Minson, Sandilands (Thurlow, Nakervis)
FWD: Dangerfield, Martin, Franklin, Pavlich, Billings, Kennedy-Harris (Honeychurch, Merrett)

Thanks guys!

Jai

Mate I really like this side.

only thing I might do is upgrade Billings to (dare I say it)… everyones favourite burnman…. Shaun Higgins!!?

Also, maybe avoid having both Franklin and Pavlich (just a personal preference where I avoid KPP's in the FWD line). Franklin for L Parker? Probably a similar average but Parker much more consistent and on the up?

Great side though mate.

Jai

Gday Matt,

nice side mate.

obviously $300K or so will go to those M10 and F8 spots, so with $180K, you could either upgrade Nicky Dal to Pendles (nice loophole option), or keep it for any corrective trades in Rds 1-3.

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