Jock Reynolds - The Father of FantasyHow good is this!

Season 2014 has officially kicked into gear and we are now in the cut and thrust of things.

We’re already being presented with some mid round questions and situations. Should I take that vice captain loophole score? How can I get Tommy Langdon in?

Let’s kick off the round 1 discussion below – gaggin for the podcast Sunday night!

Jock


324 Comments

Jake · 15/03/2014 at 12:27

Looks like i've missed the boat with Langdon, sitting on my bench without being emergency…

    Mike · 15/03/2014 at 12:50

    Ditto! 🙁

    Carey · 15/03/2014 at 13:32

    Same!!! Have Dunstan emergency!!!!!! :/

    Lachie Abbott · 15/03/2014 at 16:03

    got him on bench as emergency. better hope other rookie in starting lineup (mcdonald) has a ripper game!

    mark · 15/03/2014 at 16:29

    got Langdon playing in def. beams in mid. sandi as vc. think ill keep rioli as captain this week

      Ashleigh · 15/03/2014 at 17:54

      So you are loopholing Sandi?
      Rioli wont be playing week 1

        Logic · 17/03/2014 at 13:27

        Hence why he named captain. Loophole pal!

Jake · 15/03/2014 at 12:28

Who will score higher for the season, Suckling or Webster Jock?

    Tim · 15/03/2014 at 12:30

    Suckling

SamuelScoach · 15/03/2014 at 12:28

Wondering weather to take beams' 136 over ablett and also if i should drop tyson to crouch to take a donut an take langdons 111 as m10

    @TG_Footy_Tragic · 15/03/2014 at 12:31

    Anything over 130 should be taken IMO..

    Having said that… Ablett could explode today..

@TG_Footy_Tragic · 15/03/2014 at 12:29

Considering taking Sandi's 127 as VC, but Ablett's LOWEST score v Rich is 120, and his avg v RIC is 135… too good to refuse?
I was lucky to have Langdon as my D6, and we all have Beams.

My big questin for today is McDonough or Rohan… Rohan has the JS, but his scores will prob peak at 50-60… McDonough, providing he gets games has a higher ceiling IMO…

How is his JS?

    Sniper · 15/03/2014 at 12:40

    If he scores 135, it’s only worth an extra 16 points to you…. That’s a big risk for very little reward people

      @TG_Footy_Tragic · 15/03/2014 at 13:00

      As Fantask Treako just tweeted,

      Gary Ablett's past 5 round 1 scores in order – 178, 139, DNP, 127 and 162 for an average of 152…

      I'm gonna roll the dice.

    Jake · 15/03/2014 at 12:45

    It's a good question, Rohan looks to have a better job security at the moment, my worry about McDonough is that King will probably push him out when he returns.

Tim · 15/03/2014 at 12:30

Had Langdon d6 sandi vc and beams m 4 very happy

    Sam · 17/03/2014 at 17:57

    Me 2 happy days

Gozer · 15/03/2014 at 12:35

Sandi and Beams gets me off to a good start. Left Langdon on the bench. 🙁

Dave · 15/03/2014 at 12:37

Defence: Mitchell, Hodge, Hanley, Swallow, Webster, McDonald (Langdon, Georgiou)

Midfield: Ablett, Liberatore, Cotchin, Beams, Shuey, Tyson, Polec, Ellis (Dunstan, M.Crouch)

Rucks: Simpson, Sandilands (Derickx, King)

Forwards: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Caddy, Higgins, Rohan (Kennedy-Harris, Impey)

$119,100 left in the bank. Thoughts/Suggestions? Cheers guys!

    jeremy_menz · 15/03/2014 at 12:47

    Personally, I would recommend dropping Shuey to Daisy Thomas or a rookie like Michie, and then upgrading Rohan or Webster. Or both.

    I would recommend upgrading Rohan, as having Caddy, Higgins AND Rohan makes your FWD line a little weak

      Dave · 15/03/2014 at 13:15

      who would you recommend i upgrade Rohan for though? Forwards premiums are looking pretty light this year

        Oli · 15/03/2014 at 14:01

        Wingard if possible

    Danners16 · 15/03/2014 at 16:47

    Can't have two Hawthorn defenders, but looks like an alright team though

      Dave · 15/03/2014 at 17:22

      why not? both play alot of midfield time and Hawks are flying

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 12:43

Hi Community, Why have the scores not come up on the players who competed last night? EG Pendles and sandy and beams???they are locked out but from the 3 I have scored 0 points

    @klavo25 · 15/03/2014 at 12:52

    Gotta click on match centre like always during the round

      Dools · 15/03/2014 at 13:21

      Ah I quickley one forgets thanks mate

matteus · 15/03/2014 at 12:45

do we bring clurey in over Georgiou for ports game just in case he isn't elevated? could have Langford to swap out in case he is brought up to the senior list. I'd just rather not have a rookie-listed player n the pine not generating any $$$

also for the final team, daisy and suckling or Enright and michie?

    Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:22

    A bird in the hand.

    WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 11:39

    "….for the final team, daisy and suckling or Enright and michie? "

    What a horrible position to be in. It depends on the rest of your team structure but Enright is the only player you mentioned who played regularly over past 2 1/2 years.

kingkermit · 15/03/2014 at 12:46

good start with langdon as emergency but who should i bring in for the donut? fuller?

how do you think impey will go? 50-60? cheap but undecided

    jeremy_menz · 15/03/2014 at 12:56

    DO NOT deliberately select someone who is not playing for a one-off score. Could destroy your season in one reckless move that will earn you maybe 40-50 extra points. Can't afford to have someone sitting on your bench not making cash. Also increases your susceptibility to copping donuts once injuries hit.

      kingkermit · 15/03/2014 at 13:34

      cheers mate!

      TOP GUN · 17/03/2014 at 09:52

      bring in some1 not playing take the 111, players prices don't go up till rd 3. Then u can c who u might want to bring in. Every1 burns trades early on & gets rookies or chepies like Laidler wen there price goes up.

@klavo25 · 15/03/2014 at 12:50

With langdon tonning up, thinking of making a pod move early by trading out t.Mitchell for Cyril.. Put Cyril on the bench and put Gary Rohan on the field. Then whack Eioli on the field in Round 2? ..something different

    jeremy_menz · 15/03/2014 at 13:04

    Interesting thought. But personally I reckon it will be a POD for the worse. Mitchell will average more than Cyril

    Mike · 15/03/2014 at 13:05

    Junior's too much like Buddy: either a famine or a feast. As a Hawks supporter I love the guy, but I can't stomach the SC rollercoaster he (and they both) bring.

lloydy · 15/03/2014 at 12:55

I have been doing very well jock! was fortunate to have langdon on the field and had beams, sandi and the teen wolf, how have you been going?

And how can you not chuck the big C on abblet, 127 pfft, he can get that in 3 quarters!

    Jim from Gippsland · 15/03/2014 at 13:27

    bird in the hand…..

Mike · 15/03/2014 at 13:00

Got Derickx @ R3 (and King @ R4), but he's only EMG in round 1. What chance he doesn't get any closer to the ground in the coming rounds? Thinking of dropping him for Thurlow, although admittedly he's no guarantee of getting a game. The upside is that Thurlow would give me a swing option as I have Dixon up forward.

    Jim from Gippsland · 15/03/2014 at 13:26

    unfortunately it is an absolute toss up between Derickx, Currie and Thurlow on who might be the best R3. The sad truth will be that they all will probably only play 2 or 3 games each in the first half of the year and they will be vest affected.

    For the record, I'm going Thurlow only because he is DPP.

Dean · 15/03/2014 at 13:01

I had Sandilands as VC, and Langdon as Emergency in DEF. Thinking about getting a player who wont play all season for both loophole & to take Langdon's points in defence. Good or bad idea people? I'll need a non player for loophole throughout the season anyway so that's why I'm thinking this.

    Mike · 15/03/2014 at 13:07

    Non-players in our teams will present themselves organically throughout the season. No need to go adding them intentionally.

    jeremy_menz · 15/03/2014 at 13:17

    Bad idea. Need to maximise cash-generation. An extra 40-50 initial points could cost you hundreds upon hundreds over the course of the season

    Jim from Gippsland · 15/03/2014 at 13:22

    its good to have a non playing player for the loophole but as a general rule it is better to do that on the ruck line as you are only covering 2 players rather than 6.

    With Langdon what I am thinking is maybe picking kade kolodjashnij as he 'might' be in the side in 2 or 3 weeks. You can then emergency loophole him by selecting KK on the ground. Very high risk move though…

      Tylo · 15/03/2014 at 16:14

      how far away is Docherty for blues? could be an option? I was looking at Alex Johnson but he's gone down again today.

Max · 15/03/2014 at 13:07

636/4 😀

    WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 15:40

    Hi Max well done you're obviously including a captains doubled score.
    I'm 501/4 have Langdon/Beams /Pendle/Sandi if I take captains double with Sandi I'm 628/4 but I might leave it on GAZ

    Which 4 played in your team? The top 4 scores from last night Beams/Barlow/Pendle/Sandi only add to 512

Cam · 15/03/2014 at 13:16

Had Langdon on the bench without the emergency which is a little frustrating but Beams, Sandi, Fyfe and Dependlebury is nothing to complain about. Teen Wolf’s 122 from 3/4 is nothing to sneeze at I’m feeling alright about a set-and-forget captain of SP if he can still put together 127 in a team that got ravaged, not to mention the whole Crowley thing. Didn’t miss a H&A game last year, scored a higher total of points than gaz and his lowest score was 90… Doesn’t have the ceiling of little master but the safest player for putting the c next to.
Interested to see the damage McVeigh, T.Mitchell and Rohan can do against GWS this arvo, not to mention Swallow, McDonough and old neck tats Martin a little later tonight.

Jim from Gippsland · 15/03/2014 at 13:17

Hey fellas.

Great to be into it finally. The Thunder Buddies (previously trading as Jimbotraralgon) are off to a good start with ticks against pendles, beams, sandi and you little beauty Langdon. The only iffy result is Pav but he hit around his average so no complaints.

Like everyone I am now thinking if I can emergency loophole Langdon to get his score….will be analysing that one all week.

Had Pendles as the VC so I think I will bank that 127 points in the captains loophole. Gaz should go good but I would hate for Blewy to 'do a Fyfe!'…..bloody Ross Lyon……he did it again.

Doing my head in on what to do with McDonough at F7. Should he be in my side and if so, should he get the big E or give it to JKH next week. I just bloody know that McDonough will get the vest but what options are there?

Bloody nice to be thinking about something else beside who should sit at F4 etc…Now the games are on, I think that's it for stuffing with the team except for injury and rookies.

God I love footy and god bless supercoach.

    Dools · 15/03/2014 at 14:15

    Hey Jimbo great to be in the middle of it again eh? Missed you pre season but great pick up on Langdon mate well done I finally went Clurey and he has been named in the 22 for Pt Adl so fingers crossed LOL Just heard that Buddy may not play…So quick change for me Again….

      Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 15:11

      dools my good friend, how are you?

      Hope you got off the buddy train in the end. Langdon in on the bench as the emergency but I have taken a big punt and selected KK on the ground at D6 and pick up the loophole. Hopefully KK will only miss a couple of weeks and I will save a trade down the track.

      Think I got McDonough wrong though.

      What's your side looking like fella?

        Dools · 16/03/2014 at 16:55

        Hi Jimbo, I have McDonagh I liked what I saw and his price to point ratio is very tasty, but a few more games in him will see his confidence and SC scores bounce higher then most so Keeper buddy at this stage .
        KK is a Punt big plums mate after 8 played I scored 1041 so solid start for me not impressed with the fade out of McVeigh so trade is highly likey but I have 198K in the vault so multiple trades are going to happen.
        I liked quite a few of the GWS and the game of Delids. Mummy was very good as was Adams but a win inflates a score but I'm wathcing ..The old RADAR was going Ping Ping Ping on quite a few from yesterdays game. Good , tough footy LOVED IT

    Jye · 15/03/2014 at 14:26

    Who're you using as your non scoring player for the loophole champ? Max king is my option but I'm worried he might play next week?? Thoughts?

      throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 17:40

      Hope I get to use Georgiou as my loop player…and for the Langdon booty!

        Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 15:18

        i went kk….yolo..

      Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 15:17

      archie smith from Brisbane. Patrick Mitchell is a very good pick as well as there is 4 rucks ahead of him (pyke, Derick, nankervis and Naismith)

BeaglieBoy · 15/03/2014 at 13:38

Had Pendles VC Beams Sandi and Langdon d6……pinch me I'm must be dreaming….lol

    Bicks · 15/03/2014 at 14:09

    Pendles VC, Beams, Sandi, Fyfe, Pav (got his projected, straight kicking would have helped), Langdon as emergency waiting on word with Georgiou, might throw him on the field instead of Clurey for the 0 to get Langs points. Sitting sweet with the Little Master to go with the big C.

    FOOTY IS HERE!!

    Team: Evil Monkeys

jstocker59 · 15/03/2014 at 14:00

I'm unconcerned about missing out on Langdon's score by having him on the bench. I would imagine that most people that have him would be in the same boat. In the scheme of things over a long season it's unimportant. If you have him, be happy with the cash you will make. I'm reading handwringing from people who had him with Pendlebury, Beams, Sandilands. That's my situation and I am more than happy with it.

Cozza · 15/03/2014 at 14:04

Anyone know what Langton’s job security will be like when Reid and white are back?

    Cozza · 15/03/2014 at 14:05

    Langdon*

      Branks · 15/03/2014 at 14:40

      Langdon has very good job security because he plays a sweeper role across halfback, which is something that Collingwood needs. Reid and White returning will not really effect this as they are key position players who do not play his role. With Shaw leaving for GWS, and Broomehead injured, this 'sweeping' spot in Collingwood's backline will be open for the foreseeable future.

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 14:05

Very Happy Camper ATM 390 from 3…Now Do I take SandYs 127 as V or pin a minor Scorer as C… Next G and Keyboard are going nuts for Gary as C, I on the other hand would not sneeze at 254 from Turf Toe…..Hmmm what to do ….Going to the fridge…..Let me know your thoughts Cheers

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 17:38

    Take the 127 I'd usually say. But it's R1 so why not roll the dice a bit, Dools. Gaz doesn't kill against the Tiges but he tends to start strong. Why not? Can't let Keyboard have all the fun, right?

      Dools · 15/03/2014 at 18:05

      Are you setting me up mate??LOL I run the rock show they (Keyboard and next G ) advise which is handy when I cock up I can blame the advisors Hahahhahahaa Naw I am sticking with Gary as C . Next G and Keyboard are giving me the silent treatment so off to the fridge to figure out how to get them back on side….

        throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 18:15

        Let them touch the wheel, but don't let them drive. Well done, Dools. You've earned your Carlton D. Let Next G and Keyboard stew while you sip. They'll be back in line before qtr 3.

          Dools · 15/03/2014 at 19:19

          Yip mate, Unfortunatley they is the Drivers (back Seat) but there is nothing more annoying the a ZFriking BSD…So you end up listining to the BSD just to avoid the harrassmmmmment. I could end up as an Oscar (Sth African) and feel all good about Murder…..Anywho to the fridge ….Loving the challange from GWS a team, that most have written off

Emily · 15/03/2014 at 14:13

I have sandilands as one of my two ruck options, who should my other one be! I am thinking McEvoy as I am worried Goldstein and Minson won’t do as well as last year! Any other ideas?

    Emily · 15/03/2014 at 14:30

    What are your thoughts on Mumford?

      Dools · 15/03/2014 at 16:21

      Sorry Emily, Been cooking on BBQ Good Player but I would pick McEvoy

    Dools · 15/03/2014 at 14:54

    I went McEvoy myself for a few reasons Elite disposer, Good Mark and Kicking Eff. around 90%

      throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 17:36

      Nicely done, Dools. Keyboard has treated you well.

Phil · 15/03/2014 at 14:14

With Langdon as Emergency and Sandi as VC I'm considering putting Montagna in my team and making him Captain this week as he is only suspened for one week. That way I still get Langdons and Sandi's score, and still have a top ranked player for round two.

    Branks · 15/03/2014 at 14:48

    Hey Phil,

    Unless your sold on Montagna being a keeper by season's end and maintaining his hefty average from last year (i'm not), don't sacrifice a potential trade down the line (you could get a better player instead of Montagna for less money, i.e rockcliff, libba, cotchin or JPK) in order to get an extra 50-60 points with langdon's score. In regards to the vice captain loophole, I'd just stick the 'C' on Gaz and watch him go gangbusters later tonight.

      Phil · 15/03/2014 at 15:20

      Thanks mate, not having C on Gazza is a risk, although 254 in bank for Sandi is handy. If I went with Montagna I'd have to swap Griffen for him, your thoughts?

        matthew · 15/03/2014 at 18:35

        bad idea chasing scrores is stupid, and montagna will have a bad year in a losing team with him getting the tag every week.

Jye · 15/03/2014 at 14:24

Going to loophole Sandi to get him double points. My only option to be the non scoring player is Max King I reckon. What're everyone's thoughts on him playing/not playing next week?

    SCdonkey · 15/03/2014 at 16:31

    Your guess is as good as mine. We'll just have to wait til next week.

    WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 16:40

    Hi Jye, I reckon Kingy might play there are a lot of injured talls at Melb.

      Dools · 15/03/2014 at 17:38

      Hey wombats ,Stop with the game play LOL Max King plays well then Hmmmm Love ya mate but I think he has 2 hopes …Bob Hope and No Hope

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 17:41

    50/50. Didn't play a lot during NAB so he may or may not. Depends how many biggies are out.

tamed wolf · 15/03/2014 at 14:25

sc league join – 518910

    Ronny · 16/03/2014 at 15:32

    Done mate

Boydo · 15/03/2014 at 14:55

Who’s better Laidler like to get dropped in a week or two when Johnson returns or McDonough from Tigers big chance he gets vest this weekend ?

Birdman · 15/03/2014 at 14:59

With Langdon my emergency on the bench I am now thinking of slotting Hibberd into my backline. Left him out due to injury but only one week out could turn out to be a win?? Thoughts?

    Boydo · 15/03/2014 at 15:08

    Bold, no guarantee he is back round 2

    matthew · 15/03/2014 at 18:36

    he will miss at least the first 2 rounds

      Birdman · 16/03/2014 at 11:32

      Thanks if he’s not back till round 3 might look for plan C lol

Roo Boys · 15/03/2014 at 15:08

Very considerate of you to ask ole Jock!

Roo Boys had Pendles, Beams and Sandi firing like 90% of SC coaches. 390 from 3 is a good start in my book. VC on Sandi so toying with the idea of playing the loophole but don't want to damage my overall structure. Happy to roll the dice with GAJ for now. Looong season ahead!

Switched Langdon in at the last minute, albeit on the bench and forgot to select emergencies in all the excitement. He is locked though, so will benefit from the cash injection post round 3.

Possible last minute shuffle with Buddy and Mitchell. Patience is being tested!

Boydo · 15/03/2014 at 15:23

Laidler / Impey or Merret
Or
Cameron or Gorgeous / McDonough ?

The Mullet · 15/03/2014 at 15:50

Any thoughts on job security for Clurey?

    Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:25

    Worried he'll be the first one out the door when Carlisle returns, but I didn't want to gamble on the potential elevation of Georgiou.

      THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 00:20

      had good nab cup should be good if he performs, langdon was 1 bad game away from being out

Lachie Abbott · 15/03/2014 at 16:07

could l sub on alexis geogroiu who wont play to get langdon who is my emergency into my starting lineup??????

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 16:17

Ya you can but if Georgeous George is named you get his score Lachie

    matthew · 15/03/2014 at 18:38

    plus if georgeous doesn't p lay then he is unlikely to as garland will be back soon and georgeous will need to be playing in the side round 1 to be any chance of holding a spot in the side.

chandanrajdb · 15/03/2014 at 16:33

Ok Community,

I am in trouble in deciding who to go for D3/4…..Have got 450,000 to spend…..whod do you guys recommend….struggling to decide between the below…..

My current DEF is….

S Mitchell, D Swallow, XXXXX, M Suckling, J Webster, L McDonald, T Langdon, A Georgiou….

1. Jack Grimes
2. L Dunn
3. J Pittard
4. R Shaw

Need your thoughts…..Please……

Cheers,
Raj…

    Dools · 15/03/2014 at 17:43

    mate for peace of mind none of the above. Pittard I have toyed with but if Mick wants to persue it he is welcome to it, However for me its a pick between … oho I can still trade Sydney or GWS player WTF???

    Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:24

    Might want to consider Matty Broadbent.

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 18:31

    I have Dunn. Risky yes. But showed great form in NAB and Roos system makes him a disposals demon. (see what I did there?).

    Tylo · 15/03/2014 at 19:54

    considering Grimes

Tracy · 15/03/2014 at 17:07

Last year the supercoach points used to update after each game but that hasn't happened with my collingwood and Freo players from last night. Hoping it doesn't mean something is broken (have a private league but less than 18 players). Sorry for the generic question but anyone else having this issue?

Wishing I had put Langdon on the ground, he is Emergency on the bench!

Cheers
Tracy

    Dools · 15/03/2014 at 18:14

    Ya Tracey went thru the same drama …Go to match centre your team / Players scores are there (Drop down box on your team icon) good luck

      Tracy · 15/03/2014 at 19:02

      Thanks Dools!! Much appreciated 🙂

WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 17:17

LRT is Sydneys second ruck so I deliver a polite raspberry to all who ridiculed me for saying Derickx wasn't gunna be.
First quarter SC scores Giants Swans
Jonathon Patton37
Lachie Whitfield29
Adam Treloar26
Josh Hunt26
Toby Greene26
Callan Ward24
Heath Shaw24
Nick Haynes21
Jeremy Cameron20
Jonathan Giles19
Sam Frost19
Shane Mumford17
Adam Kennedy16
Devon Smith14
Curtly Hampton12
Tom Scully12
Rhys Palmer11
Stephen Coniglio11
Tomas Bugg11
Phil Davis8
Dylan Addison3
Dylan Shiel0

Josh Kennedy42
Luke Parker38
Ben McGlynn30
Craig Bird30
Mike Pyke30
Harry Cunningham27
Lance Franklin25
Rhyce Shaw23
Nick Smith19
Sam Reid18
Tom Mitchell18
Jarrad McVeigh17
Heath Grundy16
Lewis Jetta16
Nick Malceski16
Dan Hannebery15
Gary Rohan15
Ted Richards15
Dane Rampe7
Lewis Roberts-Thomson7
Jeremy Laidler6
Ryan O'Keefe0

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 17:46

    Ha. Well done, Womby! Thanks for posting the SC scores.

      WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 20:32

      No worries throttle but as per my comment to Dools when I cross the white line I can get nasty

        throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 21:54

        No idea what that means, but glad you're on the ball today.

    Dools · 15/03/2014 at 18:15

    Most excellent work mate and thanks for thinking about the rest of us matey Cheers

      WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 20:30

      Yeah well don't too used to it, if by some freak of nature your team gets within cooee of the rampaging Wombats it will stop 🙂

        Dools · 15/03/2014 at 22:54

        Sad now I have to go to bed understanding that most of the Community have Err'd big time …No GAJ or Pendles …Hmm I will I sleep to-night…Like a Draugfht horse in the middle of a field of barley…Content lol

    WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 18:15

    Half Time
    Callan Ward58
    Josh Hunt56
    Adam Treloar50
    Jonathon Patton49
    Tomas Bugg49
    Heath Shaw46
    Shane Mumford46
    Stephen Coniglio46
    Jeremy Cameron43
    Nick Haynes43
    Toby Greene42
    Lachie Whitfield41
    Sam Frost38
    Tom Scully36
    Adam Kennedy28
    Curtly Hampton24
    Devon Smith20
    Jonathan Giles20
    Dylan Addison15
    Phil Davis15
    Rhys Palmer11
    Dylan Shiel6

    Ben McGlynn64
    Luke Parker64
    Josh Kennedy62
    Tom Mitchell54
    Harry Cunningham53
    Craig Bird50
    Nick Malceski47
    Lance Franklin46
    Mike Pyke44
    Rhyce Shaw44
    Heath Grundy41
    Jarrad McVeigh37
    Nick Smith37
    Lewis Jetta33
    Dan Hannebery31
    Sam Reid29
    Ted Richards27
    Dane Rampe25
    Gary Rohan19
    Jeremy Laidler13
    Lewis Roberts-Thomson12
    Ryan O'Keefe0

      Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:18

      Great job Wombats, keep it up!

      throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 18:29

      Now can you get the video to work on my Herald page? Guess us Yanks don't get the privilege of watching Clarko spots anymore. Could last season…for free. Paying for diggy and can't watch videos. Crappyass!

        WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 20:28

        That sucks. Did you that you can get Aussie Foxtel online including Foxfooty?

      WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 18:34

      Patton is now firmly on my radar for inclusion before round 3. A big fella playing like a midsized fwd

        WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 19:05

        3 qrtr time
        Callan Ward115
        Shane Mumford96
        Adam Treloar87
        Nick Haynes76
        Josh Hunt74
        Tom Scully69
        Stephen Coniglio67
        Jeremy Cameron58
        Toby Greene57
        Jonathon Patton56
        Tomas Bugg55
        Lachie Whitfield53
        Heath Shaw49
        Sam Frost46
        Adam Kennedy43
        Devon Smith38
        Dylan Addison37
        Phil Davis34
        Curtly Hampton33
        Dylan Shiel29
        Jonathan Giles23
        Rhys Palmer10

        Ben McGlynn85
        Tom Mitchell84
        Josh Kennedy83
        Luke Parker77
        Nick Malceski71
        Jarrad McVeigh68
        Mike Pyke67
        Harry Cunningham65
        Heath Grundy65
        Rhyce Shaw63
        Dane Rampe61
        Jeremy Laidler55
        Lance Franklin52
        Lewis Jetta52
        Craig Bird50
        Nick Smith46
        Ted Richards46
        Dan Hannebery42
        Gary Rohan35
        Sam Reid27
        Lewis Roberts-Thomson16
        Ryan O'Keefe0

          WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 19:08

          McVeigh hahahaha I hate to say I told ya so so, I TOLD YOU NO!

    matthew · 15/03/2014 at 18:40

    how are you getting all of the scroes iv tried for hours

      WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 19:45

      Hi Matt its Marsupial Magic

    WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 19:43

    Fulltim!
    GET ON PATTON
    Adam Treloar144
    Callan Ward126
    Shane Mumford126
    Stephen Coniglio104
    Tom Scully101
    Jonathon Patton100
    Josh Hunt99
    Toby Greene93
    Adam Kennedy88
    Nick Haynes86
    Lachie Whitfield85
    Heath Shaw80
    Curtly Hampton75
    Jeremy Cameron74
    Sam Frost67
    Tomas Bugg63
    Devon Smith48
    Jonathan Giles47
    Dylan Addison46
    Dylan Shiel40
    Phil Davis39
    Rhys Palmer10

    Luke Parker92
    Mike Pyke92
    Rhyce Shaw91
    Tom Mitchell90
    Jeremy Laidler87
    Josh Kennedy87
    Ben McGlynn86
    Heath Grundy84
    Nick Malceski83
    Jarrad McVeigh79
    Ted Richards75
    Craig Bird69
    Nick Smith69
    Harry Cunningham64
    Dane Rampe63
    Lance Franklin62
    Lewis Jetta59
    Dan Hannebery55
    Gary Rohan48
    Sam Reid33
    Lewis Roberts-Thomson15
    Ryan O'Keefe15

      WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 19:48

      Laidler is looking good to. I might trade Suckling for him if LMcD scores well.

Jamie · 15/03/2014 at 18:01

My team didn't appear to save when I traded out T. Mitchell for L. Parker. Kind of annoyed…

    Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:17

    Not too much of a difference between the two at the moment in terms of scoring, so all's not lost.

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 18:28

    Both are in fine form. 64 SC pts at half for LP. 54 for Titch. Sit back and relax, Jamie. All will be well.

      Dools · 15/03/2014 at 19:13

      This game is Awesome mate . Sydney have it GWS have it I wish I could be there esp for Natures Light and Sound show B4 Q time!

        throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 19:25

        Soooooo good. Should be sleeping watching on replay. But battles don't make for the best sleeping aids. Good to see GWS not backing down. Loving it!!!

        throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 19:50

        As you boys say, what a cracker of a game!

        GWS won't make the finals (obviously). But they could play a spoiler to a lot of team's final dreams.

        Sleep or coffee & Tiges-Suns? Not you, Dools. Ask Keyboard.

Sully321 · 15/03/2014 at 18:03

I need 3 of these 4 on the field: polec, aish, dunstan and crouch

    Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:25

    The first three.

      THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 01:27

      Cunningham sydney, if crouch named could be best cashcow of the lot. 94sc in his first nabcup game.

Shinboner · 15/03/2014 at 18:17

Titch is working himself into the game. Nice 10 minute turnaround by him!

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 18:27

    Noticed that as well, Shinboner. Parker doing well, too. Close game means the intensity will be picking up = strong SC scores.

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 19:57

Oh My! I have just been hit with a Kipper to the face,,,,Well done GWS …Thats how you play the game Loved it

Sully321 · 15/03/2014 at 20:19

Martin subbed off glad I don't have him anyone have him?

    Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:44

    I agonised for weeks over him. Put him in on Wednesday night. Tossed and turned all night over it. Took him out Thursday morning. There is a god

Duncan · 15/03/2014 at 20:22

Traded out Mumford For Ryder And Cotchin for Kennedy FMSC

WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 21:02

Half time in suns game
Gary Ablett70
Dion Prestia69
Danny Stanley60
Brandon Matera58
Greg Broughton54
Steven May54
Jarrod Harbrow45
Michael Rischitelli42
David Swallow35
Jaeger O'Meara35
Trent McKenzie34
Timmy Sumner27
Matt Shaw25
Tom Nicholls25
Charlie Dixon24
Clay Cameron23
Matthew Warnock19
Aaron Hall18
Sam Day18
Tom Lynch18
Sean Lemmens17
Jack Martin9

Brett Deledio56
Matt Thomas53
Trent Cotchin50
Alex Rance48
Nick Vlastuin47
Ben Griffiths46
Shaun Grigg44
Ricky Petterd43
Shaun Hampson43
Bachar Houli41
Reece Conca41
Dustin Martin36
Jack Riewoldt36
Chris Newman33
Brandon Ellis30
Shane Edwards30
Ty Vickery29
Troy Chaplin28
Steven Morris23
Matt McDonough19
David Astbury18
Nathan Foley0

    Osh · 15/03/2014 at 21:05

    Thanks for that

    Dogs · 15/03/2014 at 21:19

    Great work wombats, go gazza

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 21:05

Delids, awesome facial hair, Looks real badass but backing it up with actions …Tigers by a lazy 25 at this point in time
GoGaz I always loved you!!!!

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 23:14

    Well done, Dools! Lids can keep the facial cheese if it allows him to bang out scores like that

Dools · 15/03/2014 at 21:06

Damn , Sorry Wombats , Thanks for the Scores you little ripper

Billy · 15/03/2014 at 21:51

Matt McDonough has been pretty disappointing I might have to trade him out for round 2

    Dogs · 15/03/2014 at 22:35

    He's a bench rookie for mine, as long as he's playing and scoring more than his BE I'll keep him as there's not much else at the moment

      THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 01:25

      83% efficiency, played better than scores suggest will find more footy, not subvest either so hardwick musta been happy with his game. Keep him till downgrade target presents itself, might get 20possies next week

jon gavin · 15/03/2014 at 22:39

who to get for charlie, any suggestions community?

rhino · 15/03/2014 at 22:46

How many people got burnt by Dixon.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 01:22

    Nah would rather trade if sandi gets rest, who knows, maye cameron wood or rookie named that week

    Better than spending $487k on shit scores just for insurance

    WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 11:40

    Everybody that was unlucky enough to have him.

WombatsFC · 15/03/2014 at 22:55

9 including Captain = 1176

    throttlefinger · 15/03/2014 at 23:20

    Glad I didn't pick him. But I did get McV. Doubts that you expressed seemed to happen. Not sure if worth corrective or waiting out. Good enough player.

    Wait and see how the rest of the round shakes out.

    One thing is for sure, Ablett is surrounded by a monster midfield. That IS the first corrective trade I probably will make. Know you're playing the Purple Machine next week but don't think they can stop him. Sorry for doubting you, Gaz.

@klavo25 · 15/03/2014 at 23:00

9/1153 captain played…. Missed the boat on swallows, thinking of downgrading mcveigh to swallow after today’s events.. Mid table for me r1

    @klavo25 · 15/03/2014 at 23:02

    Which will give me 140k in the bank for a rainy day ;)… Wow mcveigh was expensive! Woops

      Dogs · 15/03/2014 at 23:13

      It's 1 game played in swamp like conditions, I'm gonna give him another chance, would be nice to have swallow too tho, there were a lot of suns that looked good . A lot of gws kids looked good too, don't have any in my team tho

        @klavo25 · 15/03/2014 at 23:47

        Just had a look at the fixture… Suns play freo swans play pies lol I think I might stick with mcveigh

      THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 00:55

      Nah keep him, unless has shocker, his first 7disp tonight at 43% yet he finished 5th in 2013 total effective disposals. His first game last year was 89sc went on to have great year, with 18 games over 90, with 12 over 100

      Last 2yrs (not many defenders with 2 years in the 600+ disposals)

      2012 – 616disp @ 24.7 avg, 108marks, 80 tackles for 98sc avg

      2013 – 688disp, 108 marks, 88 tackles for 106sc avg
      – ranked 2nd total disp, 3rd total kicks, 4th uncontested possessions, 5th effective disp, 5th total sc pts, 8th clearances

    Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:51

    Don't trade a premium after 1bad game. There is a reason they are premiums.

    WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 11:34

    Do it Klavo, McViegh is a poisoned bait and heaps of aspiring SuperCoaches ate the bait despite obvious fact that l/y was a flash in the pan.
    Downgrade him to Swallow or Laidler or even Hodgey asap and then laugh at the fools who say "he's a premium for a reason" as they keep him for 8 weeks of sub-90 scores.
    He will drop by at least $50k after round 3 and others will increase by more than that (even if they only ave 40 over next 2) so dumping him now will make you a minimum $100k and allow you to turn a midpriced into an actual premium.

Donavan · 15/03/2014 at 23:27

7/1057 captain played

Josh · 15/03/2014 at 23:34

7 including captain for 993, pretty happy with all my players! Swallow, Beams, Ablet, Sandilands, Parker, Cotchin, D Martin

Is Langdon worth trading in next round or was that a one off score?

    THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 00:36

    worth it yes as will have 113 in his 3 game avg, so has to generate cash, doubt will crack 100 again but now has great JS, did some great stuff down back

    derek · 16/03/2014 at 13:49

    depends who you trade out?

Canaries · 16/03/2014 at 00:22

1212 with 10 played and capt.
Going reasonably thus far
Wins; Swallow, trusting Gaz with the C, & welcome back Sandiballs! Mike Pike did OK as my PoD ruck in the swamp match too…
Failures; Rohan and McVeigh waterlogged …& having Langdon wasting away on my bench without the E 🙁

    THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 01:00

    Anyone out thats set to return rnd 2 or 3? Birchall might not be ready/named round 1 but back for round 2

    Check out the obmissions and suspensions next week to find candidate

    WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 11:44

    Swamp Match?
    The ground wasn't any wetter than Skilled stadium on a damp Saturday. Yes it belted down for a while but there more running bounces in this game than the other two combined.

THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 00:33

Went with a 2-1-5 structure as backline appears to have cheaper rookies. Has worked so far with 2 cheap defenders earning themself some JS. Not sure about every week however but for cash generation and strong lines elsewhere looking good so far.

DEF: McVeigh (82) Mitchell, Suckling, Laidler (95), Langdon (113) Clurey — Lanford, Georgiou
MID: Ablett (c 240), Swan (89), Watson, Libba, Beams (137), Daisy, Polec, Dunstan — Ellis, Crouch
RUCK: Cox, Sandi (vc 127) — Derrickx, Thurlow
FWD: Danger, Martin (99), Parker (95), Mitchell (92), Higgins, Rohan (48) — McDonough (45), Impey

11 for 1267

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 11:22

    Looking good Salt, as you still have Mitchell, Watson, Libba, Cox and Danger that should score well. Daisy should also score well in the 90s.

      THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 18:30

      Yeah cheers, its not the normal structure, i do feel vulnerable and i think i will on a weekly basis. I dont think those DEF rookies will score so high every week and hate rowan on ground. I see them as cheaper cows than the mids, on a pts per dollar value, Camerons 50 sc was better than fyfes 122. McDonough was ranked 18th and rowan 26th higher than delidio. My two worst performers were swan and mcveigh. Still, they were a far cry from those poor sods who invested in ROK, dixon, martin or cloke.

      Im not sure who to take out of libba, watson, or rockliff, am leaning towards rock and watson. Will libba improve on 2013? Im not sure he will early, regardless of NAB form. If you take out his two big games against Melb his avg drops a bit. Where as rockliffs numbers when in centre/mid are massive, Watson had broken collarbone last year and got shockers against easy beats. He didnt play Hawks or freo either, and not convinced bombers are going into this year settled???

      Doing my head in :p

Wattsieesq · 16/03/2014 at 01:20

9 down for 986 without captain. I have the c loophole on sandi so 1113 for me. Wasted Langdon on the bench with no e but other then that going ok.

Grufflez · 16/03/2014 at 04:26

Had VC on Sandilands but i backed in Gaz 140 SC….never doubt the SON OF GOD!
Bloody Rohan..went him over Mcdonough at last minute actually glad as his JS is much better imo but the kid is not an SC scorer!

Grufflez · 16/03/2014 at 04:38

Had VC on Sandilands but i backed in Gaz 140 SC….never doubt the SON OF GOD!

    Sully321 · 16/03/2014 at 10:24

    Same except I had Vc on pendles

    Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:58

    Amen

NutSack · 16/03/2014 at 04:56

8/1036 with C played. damn you mc veigh and what was with titch getting only 9 pts in last qtr?

scooter · 16/03/2014 at 08:26

8 for 1068 including Sandi s 127 as vc lowest scorer so far Sutcliffe at 92 hoping my pod wines won’t make me look foolish for trading him in for daisy

    champ · 16/03/2014 at 22:45

    Very nice move daisy to wines

      Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 09:26

      Excellent move Daisy to Wines!!!

    Clive Waterhouse · 18/03/2014 at 02:17

    ^ respect

Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:11

Hope Georgiou isn't elevated., got Langdon at emergency and want to swap him In

    matthew · 16/03/2014 at 10:33

    but if he isn't elevated you will have a dead rookie spot asyou are chasing a score.

      Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:55

      I know. It's a bugger. Still I could trade Georgiou out next round. It's one trade burned but at least it won't have cost me anything.

        Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 09:27

        I'm thinking of doing that as I want to bring in Laidler next week anyway.

          TOP GUN · 17/03/2014 at 10:13

          right move..thats wat im doin. now Johnson out for the season better job security for Laidler.

    GeneralSoreness · 17/03/2014 at 11:48

    I'm hoping he is elevated would prefer the $$.

Sully321 · 16/03/2014 at 10:27

9 played captain used 1171

SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 10:36

GWS vs Sydney
Lightning, Thunder and pouring Rain. GWS delivered their own in the last 10 minutes of the game. GWS displayed their own lightning speed, thunder tackling and rain of goals.
A Treloar 34 touches, C Ward 31 touches and S Coniglio the tackling Machine of 11 with 27 touches were the orchestrator of the avalanche that buried the Swans, while Mummy 45 Hitouts with 13 Touches, the former Swans were the Giant of them all showed his authority in the Ruck. Young giant J Cameron had 9 Touches and a bag 4 goals including the sealer in last 4-5 minutes left on game to make it beyond reach for the Swans. The new recruits former Cats J Hunt 18 Touches and former Magpies H Shaw 20 Touches were the biggest contributor in the defense.

While Sydney ducking for cover, L Franklin could only managed 7 Touches and 1 goals. L Parker 23 Touches, R Shaw 22 Touches and T Mitchell 21 Touches, were the warriors who stood up to challenge the Giants. M Pyke 10 Touches and 34 Hitouts tried to stand toe-to-toe with his former team mate Mummy. JPK 22 Touches and McVeigh 20 Touches were good early, but had no impact later in the game.

My SC Verdict
After seeing Coniglio and Treloar play yesterday, they are high in my Watch List including Mummy and Pyke. The siblings Shaw were also good must have in watch list. While Buddy is BIG no for me this season, I think he's gonna struggle. Parker and Tich were acceptable and delivered they are a keeper, as for JPK he will also struggle, with so many talents in the Mids he'd be lucky to get over 30 Touches this season.

    derek · 16/03/2014 at 13:45

    keep talking Swans down, i want people to dump Franklin, Buddy & Rohan etc, they will bounce back big time.

      SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 13:54

      I'm getting a sense you're a Swans fan. Obviously you didn't read my insight of the game. Was not taking on any side but what I saw from the game between the two sides. But if you feel that way, then I apologise if I hit your soft spot.

Cash Cow · 16/03/2014 at 10:38

Am I the only one that doesn't follow theCaptain Loophole process. Don't see the point carrying a duck egg. If you don't have a player in your team that you can be confident will get a captain worthy score 99% of the time the the loophole ain't gonna help ya.

Carey · 16/03/2014 at 11:03

Bloody fantastic, Jock…sitting on 820 from 6 (Captain Ablett played). Happier than a pig in mud.

Super_Freak · 16/03/2014 at 11:13

Pretty happy. Have Langdon as emergency in Defence. Left C on Ablett. Have Sandi, Pendles, Beams, Dusty. Only dissapointment was downgrading Titch to upgrade Swallow to McVeigh. Should have stuck with my gut!

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 11:32

    It's those decisions we make and our gut feeling is telling us otherwise, makes us pull our hair. I had R Shaw in the back and decided to go with my gut for T Bugg, but I ain't complaining. Though it would've been nice to get R Shaws 95 points, but I was always happy for T Bugg to score 60-70points and he did.

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 16:27

    I was going to make that exact change myself but didn't only because I couldn't find the right downgrade target up forward. Lucky for me.

    Interested in who you downgraded to, they may play well enough to still make it a worthy decision.

SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 12:01

GC vs Richmond
Unfortunately I didn't get to see the game, i was off my face by 8pm and crashed by 10pm and a thumping head by morning. But I heard young skinny J Martin done his boney shoulder, I feel for those who backed this fragile player in their team. It was bound to happen, the kid needs to bulk up to be in AFL level. Dixon was another one who went down with concussion, lucky for me I dropped him off my side at half-time while watching GWS vs Sydney. The Magician (Ablett) had 41 Touches and booted 2 goals confirmed my decision over Pendlebury was a good choice, in saying that, Pendle will be in my team after the bye rounds.
Swallow another a good pick for me since early January, this kid is ready to breakout with 27 Touches but poor kicking in front of goals only booted 1 out of 5 shots. He will get better through the season if he plays the role as did last night.

Cotchin 38 Touches and booted 1 goal is back to his 2012 form, shame I picked Rockliff over him the Round 8 bye was my factor of picking him in my side. Deledio 33 Touches and 1 goal still has the goods will be considered after the bye rounds. D Martin no doubt a keeper and will be one of the Top 10 Forward by end of year.

    Dools · 16/03/2014 at 15:51

    Hi SCdonkey, I too was pretty smashed by the end of the Richmond Gold Coast game. GAJ was my C for the round but I am so dissapointed for a few Richmond players who tried so hard. Delids was terrific in all parts of the ground (1 more game like that in 2 weeks time he will be in the KrakenKats Team) Cotchin played well but I think onley played 80% of game but he was good. Young McDonagh was not to bad, Looks like a solid man and Tackling machine to boot a few more games if he gets the oppertunity (I think he will) will see him blosom with confidence so RADAR is set on him.
    Prestia GCS was involved in everything and as stated above GAJ was in Defence , Midfield and Forwards often at the same time ..How is this possible??? He was the heart and soul of thae team that day
    Some other notable News was Dixon left B4 half time and did not get back (Concussion) scored 22 points Glad I skipped him also 3 – 6 week injury to Martin ; Shoulder Joint 1 st Quater so GWS with 2 men down should have been over run by the Tigers but it went the other way Great Game of Footy glad I watched it. You missed a ery good game with skills from both teams on display and Contested nothing was not fought for

      Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 16:24

      I too was a little under the influence last night.

      Dixon and Martin were both in my side at various stages during the last 2 weeks. Dixon was going to be my ruck insurance but I decided to take the punt instead…thank god.

      SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 17:52

      Thanks Dools
      Sounds like a game that keeps you on your feet, will watch the replay this week and see who performed and underperformed on both team. I'd be interested to watch McDonough's game wether he did enough to cement himself as Tigers best 22 or did enough to get games even of if King comes back. As for The Magician (Ablett) you could never know where he is, one minute he's here, the next he's somewhere else. If you were appointed the tagger for Ablett how do you keep up, when he keeps disappearing like that. Swallow is another one for the Suns, there have been so much talk about this kid former no 1 draft pick has been plague with injuries, hope he stays fit all season, he has so much potential and talents to show.

      Deledio had a great preseason leading to H&A season should highly consider slotting him after bye rounds or if have a spot for him before the byes. But must not forget Cotchin from what I've seen in the preseason the guy is in very good form, a brownlow form like he was in 2012.But I will need to see the replay.

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 16:20

    good write up donkey.

    you going to maintain this high standard all year?

    Look forward to it if you do

      SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 17:56

      Thanks Jimbo
      I will do my best mate, to cover each game every week. 🙂 and limit my glasses of Johnny to two, well maybe three, unless I start to lose count.

ilikepie · 16/03/2014 at 12:17

hey guys, i cant decide between roughie and wingard at f3. who is the better pick?
also, what do you think about the job security of young J.Impey

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 12:23

    With Buddy the spud is out of the picture, Roughie will be the main target up forward.
    Wingard should do well this season, question is will he back up his 2013 season.
    But I would pick Wingard for his DPP.
    Impey likely to wear the vest most of the year, good for bench not onfiled.

    derek · 16/03/2014 at 13:47

    impey is just a cash cow. keep him until a decent price rise and off to the knackery

Jason · 16/03/2014 at 12:21

Quite happy Jock, 1194 / 9. Gaz as Skip & took Lids over Cotch based on DE and a good POD

Ben · 16/03/2014 at 12:53

983/ 7 ablett captain only lance has got under 100 however had langdon on bench without emergency my third year of supercoach how am i going

    zimmerbd · 16/03/2014 at 13:23

    So far so good.

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 13:28

    That's a pretty good start Ben.

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 15:22

    Anything over 100 per person is excellent, particularly round 1.

    Good work. Enjoy the rollercoaster.

      Give It A Go · 16/03/2014 at 16:17

      1038/ 8, GA as captain, the little master did v-well last night, 2nd season for me, thanks to JR and community for there feed back on the players, would off had more, if I went for that gut felling, swapped out Treloar and put in JPK, also changed swallow for Hodge, hope he does better.

      Cheers community

    BEN · 17/03/2014 at 20:49

    yeah now 1283 after 10

derek · 16/03/2014 at 13:50

GWS has set the cat among the pigeons. Don't be fooled into picking GWS players. They got Swans on an off day. don't be fooled.

Jordan · 16/03/2014 at 15:46

hey guys i need three of these guys on the field.
Aish, Polec, Dunstan, X.Ellis.
Help appreciated

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 16:19

    bench Aish I think mate

Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 16:37

1307 off 11 with captain played.

I think the weekly winner might need to crack 2500 straight up!

throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 17:10

869/8 (excluding Langdon on bench with E and cap score…had VC on Pendles). Not bad. Expected more from McV and JPK. See how they do next round. Thrilled with Lids.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 18:33

    both looked good early, especially jpk, was everywhere first half

      throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 21:17

      Both looked very strong. Just didn't keep pace. Sure they will adjust, Salty.

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 19:01

    Just a bad day at the office mate, don't worry Horse will fix it next round don't lose hope on your Premos. You picked them for good reasons. 869 with 8 players is pretty good, considering you haven't used your Captain plus that 111 sitting in bench.

      throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 21:18

      It will happen right, SCdonkey? Not too worried. Mostly doubt for not going Gaz. But need to stick to plan. Just need Libba to light it up next week.

      These split rounds…for the birds, SCD. For the birds!

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 19:38

    Remember to try and avoid sideways trading whenever possible.

      throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 21:20

      Yep. Yep. Impatient person so this will be challenging. Plus Yank in me…I want results NOW! Deep breath…stick to plan!

      Thanks for the reminder, JfG!

        Dools · 16/03/2014 at 21:45

        Hey Tf, have a beer man you picked them let them become…..On that note I'm laughing I got players on the bench accummulating ie Impey and clury playing their 1 st game eva doin' alright but making coin LOL making coin that what this SC is all about mate not makin' 2500 a round!
        Jeez you would be outa trades by R 9 following that policey… Not chasing scores ids the way to go, but ya gotta believe that the structures you built over the last 4 months will bear fruit..Hold fast mate hold fast.

          throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 22:30

          Very much appreciate that, Dools. Need the slaps to the head. 2nd year playing SC and patience and faith in my selection was my biggest downfall last season. Actually gonna option C & P the above and make this into my computer's wallpaper to remind me during trades. Wisdom. Uncut.

          To your point, have McDonough and Cameron on my benches and both did pretty well. Hope I can go R2 without making any trades. Then make a clear eyed decision…unlike the hysteria from yesterday.

          Split rounds, Dools. Steamy pile of squirrel shitte sitting in clown alley. Deep breaths. Time to make pancakes for the fan. Too early for beer. But screwdriver may not be a bad idea.

BeaglieBoy · 16/03/2014 at 18:34

ok…lets end the comp right here….it can only go down hill from here….I have Sandi, Gaj capt, Langdon, Pendles, Martin D, Beams, Mitchell T…..sitting on 1325/11 captain played……So tell me again about the wisdom of having Dependlebury and Gaj in the same team….not going down anytime soon chaps….Gaj was going to loaf around up forward and let the young tyros go for it….Pendles was going to get Crowleyied….so with all this boasting I have definately jinxed my year now….what the hey, if ur going to go down , go down laughing…lol

THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 18:40

Can anyone give me the mail on a choice between Watson, rockliff and libba? shoulda i go with watson, as proven consistent scorer last 2yrs? is libba able to handle tag if griffens gone? will he have any luck over in west or will cox/nic nat work minson over and selwood tags the rising gun??

thoughts welcome

    BeaglieBoy · 16/03/2014 at 18:57

    when in doubt i go with the best performed and credentialed player in the best team…..that points to Watson…but….I'm not going near bombers players until the problems are sorted…either they will get hit with sanctions or it will drag on all season and play on their minds or both…so That means my next choice which is Rocky

    SCdonkey · 16/03/2014 at 19:23

    Tough call Salt, Rockliff and Libba for me at this stage. I just don't know how much it affected Watson with the dramas he has gone through. Will be a good upgrade for me if he plays like he did last year or the year before, but will have to see a few games. Libba is a good question, from his preseason performance and last 8 games of last year he only drop under 100 points once scoring 96 points and with a high of 159 points. Minson should do well against Cox/Nic Nat don't worry so much about it now. It's Round 1 of H&A season plenty of time to correct your team, and suss out who performs and who doesn't.

      THE SALTSHAKER · 17/03/2014 at 00:20

      Yeah why not take a punt on Libba? just think his avg is beefed up by 163 and 159 vs Melb. He plays WCE 118, NTH 61, RICH 42, 99, GWS 74, CARL 96, ADEL 134, 106, ESS 125, before he gets to Melb. I suppose theyre not bad teams to play. Other option is Priddis who is almost identical in stats, rankings, who got concussed last year in one game early, which affected his avg score. If take that out he avg 105-6, following 110 in 2012, 114 in 2011.In last 3 seasons Priddis has had 54 games over 90ppg, 11 over 80 and none under from 65 games, his consistency is amazing. His ceiling isnt very high though as handballs alot, his trend is going down, where as Libbas could be going up. I might take a punt

        THE SALTSHAKER · 17/03/2014 at 00:27

        Libba Minson combo it is – what i like about Minson is he is probs the fittest ruck. Likes to work solo, and gradually builds pressure on opposition during a game. He attended 200 clearances during NAB cup i heard/read somewhere? more than any other ruck so he is setting himself nicely

Shinboner · 16/03/2014 at 18:56

Broadbent named as the sub, which means some last ditch team shuffling to do. *EDIT* Replacement Pittard has been woeful.

    Bobby McBob · 17/03/2014 at 00:03

    Pittard probably plays his best when Broadbent frees him up in defence. Anyone else think that?

BeaglieBoy · 16/03/2014 at 19:06

It must be the first time ever that new clubs Gold Coast, GWS and Freo have all won in the same week….lets hope Port make it a Fourtrella

    Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 19:36

    first time gc and gws have won on the same weekend

Dean · 16/03/2014 at 19:59

So far had Pendlebury, Beams, Sandilands, Franklin, Rohan, Ablett as captain, Swallow, Cotchin.
I had Langdon as Emergency in my midfield.

So I swapped C Wingard who was in my Midfield with L Taylor who was in my forward line. I thought L Taylor could miss round 1, so if that happens he will get Langdons score.

This is my current side…

DEFENCE
MITCHELL, HANLEY, SWALLOW
SUCKLING, WEBSTER, McDONALD
EMG
CLUREY, GEORGIOU

MIDFIELD
ABLETT, PENDLEBURY, COTCHIN, L TAYLOR
MURPHY, BEAMS, AISH, POLEC
EMG
DUNSTAN, LANGDON

RUCK
JACOBS, SANDILANDS
EMG
CURRIE, KING

FORWARD
DANGERFIELD, WINGARD, FRANKLIN
J KENNEDY, CADDY, ROHAN
EMG
KENNEDY-HARRIS, IMPEY

WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 20:13

st Qrtr Blues v Port
David Ellard38
Kade Simpson35
Ed Curnow33
Andrejs Everitt31
Marc Murphy30
Dale Thomas25
Andrew Walker24
Tom Bell23
Bryce Gibbs22
Jarrad Waite22
Andrew McInnes21
Brock McLean21
Matthew Kreuzer18
Michael Jamison17
Robert Warnock17
Matthew Watson16
Lachie Henderson15
Chris Yarran14
Mitch Robinson13
Zach Tuohy12
Jeff Garlett6
Troy Menzel0

Ollie Wines37
Hamish Hartlett27
Kane Cornes26
Chad Wingard25
Matt White24
Robbie Gray23
Jay Schulz19
Justin Westhoff19
Brad Ebert17
Jackson Trengove17
Jared Polec17
John Butcher16
Jack Hombsch14
Jarman Impey14
Tom Clurey14
Angus Monfries13
Dom Cassisi12
Travis Boak11
Matthew Lobbe10
Tom Jonas5
Jasper Pittard0
Matthew Broadbent0

    WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 20:52

    half time Clurey and Polec aaarrrggghhhh!
    Ed Curnow83
    Bryce Gibbs73
    Marc Murphy62
    David Ellard60
    Kade Simpson58
    Dale Thomas43
    Michael Jamison42
    Tom Bell40
    Andrejs Everitt38
    Robert Warnock38
    Andrew Walker36
    Brock McLean35
    Mitch Robinson35
    Matthew Watson31
    Lachie Henderson27
    Jarrad Waite24
    Matthew Kreuzer24
    Zach Tuohy23
    Andrew McInnes21
    Jeff Garlett21
    Chris Yarran14
    Troy Menzel0

    Justin Westhoff95
    Ollie Wines69
    Jay Schulz51
    Kane Cornes46
    Chad Wingard43
    Matt White43
    Brad Ebert40
    Hamish Hartlett40
    Angus Monfries36
    Jackson Trengove36
    John Butcher35
    Robbie Gray34
    Jarman Impey31
    Travis Boak30
    Jared Polec28
    Jack Hombsch26
    Tom Clurey26
    Dom Cassisi24
    Tom Jonas20
    Jasper Pittard17
    Matthew Lobbe17
    Matthew Broadbent0

      Billy · 16/03/2014 at 21:07

      Wow Westhoff is doing well. I am also happy with how both Murphy and Thomas are going. If Thomas can average 90 his price should go up a fair bit. I am disappointed with Polec. Hopefully he has a better second half.

      throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 22:31

      Polec had a MONSTER 4th, Womby.

      Deep breaths. 102 total. That's niiiiiice!

        WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 22:37

        Yeah from about 5 minutes into the third he woke up; before that I was looking at my 2nd sub 100 score on field. 10 played inc captain = 1278

          WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 22:41

          Oops Polec 107 so I'm 10/1283

            throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 23:07

            Nice! I'm 9/976 (excluding Langdon bench E and no captain score)

      WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 22:32

      WOW! What will Polec score if he turns up before the third quarter next week?
      IMO Smurph is definitely worth it and when when Judd and/or Carrazzo come back expect 120 ave; until then Ellard & Curnow will continue to cost the team (& smurph 20-30 SC points) with their lack of peripheral vision

Billy · 16/03/2014 at 21:40

How long to the pod-cast?

scooter · 16/03/2014 at 22:49

1320 from 10 captain played moved daisy to wines earlier today everything turning to gold so far I can smell 1 k

    Dean · 16/03/2014 at 22:58

    What a move mate, good pick

    Dean · 16/03/2014 at 23:27

    Well done mate your doing great.
    I'm on 1353 with 11 played & Ablett as my Captain.
    I Got S Mitchell, P Hanley, M Suckling, J Webster, L McDonald, J Aish, S Jacobs, P Dangerfield, J Kennedy, J Caddy. I also have Lewis Taylor but im hoping he doesn't play so I can get T LANGDON 111 score.

    Good luck mate

BeagzBoyz · 16/03/2014 at 22:49

Sitting on 1208/12 at the moment with sandi's captain score to be added. 5 prems, 2 mids and 3 rooks to play.

Should have had clurey on bench and Mcdonald on field in retrospect

Shinboner · 16/03/2014 at 22:49

Walker is going to be nailed by the MRP for multiple counts.

    throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 23:23

    For sure. Bonehead play. And he should know better. Tried to use those cat reflexes to correct it but nobody is that fast.

    Blues are a team that needs to fix their problems quick. Strong first half. Faded second half of 3rd and just outdone in the 4th. Had 3 on my team at one point but how the Crows took them to task in the 4th gave me pause.

      WombatsFC · 16/03/2014 at 23:37

      Fortunately no Blues in my squad but I'm keeping an eye on smurph.
      Walker on Westhoff was nuthin walker on Monfries is 2 weeks

        throttlefinger · 16/03/2014 at 23:43

        Agree. And I was talking more the latter. Sure the former won't help his case, though.

        That's a frustrated bunch, buddy. Glad I didn't get Daisy. His form should get better but they aren't looking good as a 4qtr team. Disjointed. Easily rattled a bit too.

        None on my batch too. Had Watson last week in a highly experimental squad. He did really well. But no confidence that any of them can play consistently well. Smurph being the exception. Maybe Judd coming back will steady the boat.

Dean · 16/03/2014 at 22:59

I managed to have langdon as d6 on accident with webster on bench, ill take that, just need to decide whether i play webster or mcdonald for next week, also took the risk on abblett as captain which paid off, going well so far.

    Dean · 16/03/2014 at 23:38

    That's gold mate, great mistake. I had Langdon as Emergency in my midfield. So I swapped Chad Wingard from my midfield to my forward line and moved Lewis Taylor to my midfield because there is a slight chance he may miss round 1. These moves don't usually pay off but with Langdon's great 111 score its worth a try.

THE SALTSHAKER · 16/03/2014 at 23:37

Well that game took a bit of shine off

Polec 107 (nice)
Daisy 62 (disapointing, will get better each week)
Clurey 31 (got outscored by broadbent sub, in less than a quarter, a whole game for 6disposal is miserable)

1457/14/Ablett

Still got Mitchell, Cox, Rockliff, Watson, Danger, Suckling, Higgins, Dunstan 800pts would be nice from 8

Jim from Gippsland · 16/03/2014 at 23:46

so after week 1 I have 1598 off 14 with captain played.

very glad that I have locked away gaz pendles and beams as my midfield pillars.

very happy with Murphy and polec today, Langdon was a pleasant surprise and it was good that sandi didn't break in half.

not too much to be upset about. daisy was disappointing today but should get better with more game time, McVeigh had an off day and looks like anything over 50 from Rohan and mcdonogh will be a bonus.

very glad I didn't follow my own advise and passed on lobbe, he was very poor today.

so far no shockers…..

Cozza · 17/03/2014 at 00:04

1336 with 11 played, including captain. Only disappointments have been Thomas and Rohan – although probably shouldn't expect much more from Rohan. Thomas was great until half time, then seemed to fade out along with the rest of the Blues.

Vic City · 17/03/2014 at 05:15

I had both Laidler and Langdon on my bench with Clurey playing. Also decided to do the loophole on Pendles instead of trusting gaz, oh well.

Only really disappointments so far are Buddy and Thomas (and Clurey & Rohan but not as worried about them) but it seems my team is fairly solid and it is just my managing of it that is shit.

Duncan · 17/03/2014 at 08:20

1110 / 9 Captain Played
Ablett Pendles Beams Sandi Martin and Polec all Tonned up for me Had a couple of 90's (Titch, JPK) And Poor score from Rohan of 47
Have Mitchell Hanley Enright Suckling Webster Mcdonald Watson Aish Ellis Ryder Danger Caddy and Higgins to Play
Hoping of a score of around 2300+

Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 09:14

1273/10
Only McVeigh has scored below his projected score so far, with most players smashing through theirs!
Big thank you to Polec and Langdon for showing the other rookies how it's done.
Hope it continues in the second half of round one… Am absolutely hating this split round bs.

PS. So happy with my call NOT to have Buddy!!

    PJ8 · 17/03/2014 at 10:09

    Nice Sarah. looking set up for a nice Rd 1 score. Have to agree that the Split round is ridiculous

      Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 10:20

      Thanks PJ8!! So far so good!

    throttlefinger · 18/03/2014 at 09:54

    Remember we had some good talks about the pros and cons of Buddy. Think we both heeded our own advice, Sarah. (nice refreshing change of pace for me)

      Sarah · 18/03/2014 at 10:07

      Haha, good work Throttle!! You gotta win some!
      I'm sure over the course of the year he'll be ok… but I'd much rather have all of Danger, Martin, Wingard, Mitchell and Caddy than Buddy.
      Just to avoid the stress and frustration is good enough for me!!!

      Good luck for the remainder of round 1 and the season beyond.

        throttlefinger · 18/03/2014 at 10:12

        Same to you, Sarah! Sure

        The Swans boys let us down, huh? JPK and McV for me. Looked so strong the first half too.

        Think they'll find their form against the Pies.

          Sarah · 18/03/2014 at 10:21

          They let me down big time! Not so much in my supercoach side (Mitchell scored above his predicted score, McV will be ok) but in my draft league side. Made the (seemed a great idea at the time) decision to put the big C on JPK… not impressed.

            throttlefinger · 18/03/2014 at 10:36

            I don't have Gaz so I was considering putting the C on JPK. Had a monster first half. Thought he was going to go for 130+. Flat tire. He'll bounce back. Had him last year and he was 1 for 3 when I put him in the captain's chair.

            Lesson learned. But I think big games are ahead from him. Especially when KJack returns.

              Sarah · 18/03/2014 at 10:46

              I thought he was in for a big one too… then he just disappeared!!!
              Had him all year last year too. Holding off for my supercoach team for more swans mids. Interesting article on AFL.com.au today about the swans ruck issues. Pyke was beaten by Mumford and hence the swans lost the clearances. Could be a factor all year. Something to be aware of anyway. So I don't think I'll be adding another swan to McV and Mitchell any time soon.

                throttlefinger · 18/03/2014 at 10:51

                Yep. I'm keeping it to McV and JPK. At least for now.

                I don't know how much to read into that game. Mummy was playing against old squad and GWS was more aggressive than the Swans in general. Don't think Pyke did poorly. Mummy just played like a mad man. Would be surprised if he gets 120+ 2 or more times.

GeneralSoreness · 17/03/2014 at 10:05

1229 / 9 – captain played. Pretty happy at the moment, only one corrective trade on the horizon to bring in Langdon providing team selection goes to plan and Georgiou is elevated.

    PJ8 · 17/03/2014 at 10:10

    Unreal score from 9 players! 136.5 average per player!

    Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 10:20

    Amazing score so far!!

      scooter · 17/03/2014 at 11:41

      Who u got left to play general I have 1320 from 10 cap played

        GeneralSoreness · 17/03/2014 at 11:47

        Nice score there scooter.

        Left to play I have

        Def – 2 x premos, 2 mid pricers, 1 rook
        Mids – 1 x premo, 2 rooks
        Ruck – 1 x premo
        Fwds – 1 x premo, 3 mid pricers

          scooter · 17/03/2014 at 12:09

          Very nice general I have
          Def -3 premium 1 mid price 1 rook
          Mid -1 mid price 1 rook
          Ruck -1 premium
          Fwd 2 premium 1 mid 1 rook

            GeneralSoreness · 17/03/2014 at 12:48

            Solid scooter look forward to hearing your end of round score. Best of luck with the rest of the round and the season.

PJ8 · 17/03/2014 at 10:08

1301 / 11

Positives: Langdon & Polec on field. Prem's Pendles, Beams, Cotchin, Ablett (C), Sandi, Martin all tons.

Negatives: McVeigh – expected more, Rohan – want him around 75 average, Walker – BURN. Last minute inclusion expecting him to rack up 30d across half back. Seething at my decision and will get suspended too. Fair to say I missed a few hours of sleep last night with that decision.

    Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 10:21

    Yeah I'm disappointed with McVeigh's score too. Only one game, see how he responds in round 2.
    Excellent halfway score though!

    GeneralSoreness · 17/03/2014 at 11:54

    Some of those last minute decisions can hurt, I remember trading in Shaw before the club imposed ban which resulted in the "Shaw Rule" in supercoach the following year. It was at that time I implemented the "no dickheads policy" for my supercoach team. At least having Langdon and Polec on the ground will alleviate some of the stresses.

SCdonkey · 17/03/2014 at 10:41

Carlton and Port Adelaide played the last game of 1st half of Round One yesterday. Many SC coaches (including myself) had their eyes on Smurfet and Daisy on this game. The Blues jumped off block early Daisy kicking the first and only goal for the match, though he had some chances to kick a few more but could only get a couple minor score. That ankle of his, still a concern for me, he looked awkward at kicking the footy. He managed to get 16 Touches at 50% DE and 2 Tackles for the game.
Smurfet was pretty average racking 23 Touches 7 Kicks and 16 HANDBALLS and 6 Tackles at 78% DE. If only he kicked more than he handballs his SC points would have been higher, I still need to see him play more games for me to slot him in my team. Walker had plenty of touches 22 in fact, including Westhoff's head and Monfries' body against the fence. While Gibbs had 23 Touches and 2 goals and K Simpson 25 with 6 Clearances and Tom Bell had 15 and 5 tackles.

Port came storming home in the final quarter steam rolling the Blues 6 unanswered goals just seemed like the Blues ran out gas while Port had an Energizer batteries just keeps going and going and going.
Former Lions J Polec started the night slow but picked up in the 3rd quarter and came home strong he finished the night with 24 Touches, 6 inside 50s and a Goal at 75% DE. Ollie WINES led the way and showed no signs of 2nd year blues who was magnificent with 28 Touches, 11 Clearances, 6 Marks (2 Contested), 9 Tackles, 3 Inside 50s and 2 Goals, Westhoff was good early finished the night with 20 Touches, 8 Marks (4 Contested, 4 Marks inside 50) and booted 5 Goals while K Cornes had 30 Touches and 12 marks and Wingard who also started the night slow with 22 Touches and 7 Tackles.

Keep a close eye on Wines and Polec these two young kids has talent and should be consider in your team. Daisy is a daisy I'm staying away from him for now, until I'm convince he's over his ankle. Wingard will bounce back from last year and will be in top 10 at forward position.

***************************
Remember fellas have faith with your Premiums you selected, you picked them for a reason and stick with your game plan.

    Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 10:47

    Excellent advice at the end there SC Donkey. You gotta remember you can't have them all!!!

      SCdonkey · 17/03/2014 at 12:41

      Thanks Sarah. Sure can't have them all, then it won't be fun at all if 90% has an identical team.

    Garglesnarf FC · 18/03/2014 at 10:21

    Wines looked an utter BEAST, I went with Vince as M5, so I will wait and see what happens, but he is looking like a potential upgrade/downgrade target if someone falls over injured.

Dogs · 17/03/2014 at 11:54

1258/11 including C on ablett .

Pretty happy with this as it's the 1st time I'm putting a bit of effort in and researching,lol. My main goal is to have a team and bench of scoring players as I've always struggled with burning a lot of corrective trades early on.

Mids that have played so far , ablett, Barlow, beams of to a great start……daisy in and out of my team all preseason , was out for the last week and then last minute decision to put him back in….errrgh , hope he improves.
Not too Disappointed with my Sydney boys as it was so sloppy , mcveigh, pyke and titch will only get better, hoping Rohan picks it up a bit, only picked him with the lack of playing rookies up forward

Rookies, Langdon on the bench, with the E vest on, I won't be trying to get his score tho. Polec on field, what a ripper , Cunningham and McDonough on the bench, soso, but at least they beat their BE's

Emma Hoy · 17/03/2014 at 12:39

1520/13 gazz
Loving my mids gazza pendles Cochin beams and murphy
Buddy crap and pyke 92 was not bad considering how poor the swans were
I have Langdon as e on my bench

Crowls · 17/03/2014 at 13:21

def mitchell, hanley, K simpson, suckling, Mcdonald, Langdon, EM CLurey, Georgio
MID, GAJ, Libba, Cotchin, beams, caddy, tyson, polec, Ellis X, EM Dunstan, Crouch
RUCK NICNAT, Sandi, Thurlow, King
FWD, Danger, Roughead, dixon, mitchell, wright, higgins, EM Rohan, JKH.

Dixon down – probably going to miss this week. Should I trade him out. He was in as I figured he upside and would equal or better than Buddy and give me Ruck Coverage for Sandi.

Not happy with clurey, need better long term rookie def.
Do I go Dixon back to Pav or up to D Martin and drop simpson to Swallow. Which is closer to my original team layout.
had him in until day prior to start of season. Had Mundy as ruck but figured NicNat would avg 95-105 for season which would be better than mundy.

The Ranger · 17/03/2014 at 14:47

1329/11
With Langdon scoring so well I'm really tempted to jump off Webster and get in Georgiou which would suddenly give me $176K in the kitty to upgrade one of my midprice players (Caddy? Higgins?) thats yet to play.
Also considering swapping F.Thurlow for L.McCarthy who looks like he'll get a run of games.

Any thoughts?

    James · 17/03/2014 at 15:06

    Tempted by the same thing.

    Think I'll back Webster in though. Job security means you can run with him most of the year.

      Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 15:13

      I've already dumped Webster for Georgiou. Only wanted him for cash. Georgiou has potential to make more of it as his starting price is a lot cheaper. Langdon will then take the on field spot from next week.

        The Ranger · 17/03/2014 at 15:18

        Yeah that's exactly my plan I think Sarah.
        Are you spending the cash or saving it up?
        My instinct was to spend it – no point having that kinda cash sitting in the bank! – but today I'm wondering if it might be a really handy buffer to have when I come to make my first trades as it will seriously increase the options open to me.

          Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 15:25

          I've already spent some of it bringing in Wingard yesterday morning. Haven't got Laidler in my team, so will use some more of it doing that one trade next week. So all up it's helped me do a couple of changes already. At the end of the day I figured he'd only played 11 games so I may as well have a cheaper rookie with not much difference in experience. Those are just my thoughts. He may come out and smash it and I'll look silly which is always a risk!!

            The Ranger · 17/03/2014 at 15:37

            I think I'm sold on the trade, just need to decide what to do with all that cash now!

            Thanks Sarah and good luck for the year ahead.

              Sarah · 17/03/2014 at 16:04

              Good luck to you too Ranger.

      The Ranger · 17/03/2014 at 15:19

      I know what you mean James but $176K is a lot of money!

MarcuJ · 17/03/2014 at 14:58

1176 / 10 – Gazza Captain

Brought in langdon into starting squad on friday morning and he didn't let me down. had jack pull out sat arvo and i replaced him with JPK.

Really happy with polec, landon, teen wolf and sandi

my 3 swans boys (titch, rohan, jpk) and daisey coulda done better but overall decent start to the round

Matt · 17/03/2014 at 16:33

Having a good round myself with all my players scoring above 95 except for Rohan which I'll probably keep as I reckon he'll come good, very happy with polec

jayjtee · 17/03/2014 at 16:50

Things are looking good for my team, 9 players used 7 tons and a 93…. so far only burnman Dale Thomas….. so glad I decided to go with Langdon on the field.

Rocksta · 17/03/2014 at 17:43

1425 with 12 played including Captain.
I have 2 teams as in 2 comps – one is set up for League victory whilst the other is set up for overall ( as is in a Kids Comp ( 7-10 year olds) and the parents are only participating to make up the league numbers and help the Juniors along to enjoy SC)

Teams not much different but I find myself compromised when it comes to trading/strategy etc by using the one team as they have different objectives.

EG. For league win, need to be a little more conservative with your trades, and keep more money in the bank. Also, to use this weeks example, for Overall Score , need to try and get Langdon's and Polec's scores onto the field. For league win, doesn't matter a hoot.

See what happens.

Incidentally, how do I join Jock Reynolds Qualifier Group?

Rocksta · 17/03/2014 at 17:49

Incidentally, their is no winner in the Kids comp. It was set up for the kids to learn about Footy and SC. The parents are putting on a group function for all the Participating children at SC season's end, and every child is a winner.

matthew · 17/03/2014 at 18:10

can anyone top 1392 with 11 played and captain used.

    Stuart · 17/03/2014 at 18:13

    Yes

      Shinboners · 18/03/2014 at 09:43

      1544 from 12 so far.

    GeneralSoreness · 18/03/2014 at 09:48

    Yes

@ShayneCreek · 17/03/2014 at 18:12

MY TEAM AS IT STANDS – Feedback Welcome

DEFENCE

Mitchell, Sam
Thompson, Scott D.
Hanley, Pearce
Swallow, David
Webster, Jimmy
McDonald, Luke

Langford, Will
Georgiou, Alexis

MIDFIELD

Fyfe, Nathan
Dal Santo, Nick
Murphy, Marc
Beams, Dayne
Vince, Bernie
Aish, James
Michie, Viv
Polec, Jared

Dunstan, Luke
Crouch, Matt

RUCK
Dixon, Charlie
Sandilands, Aaron

Derickx, Tom
Thurlow, Fraser

FORWARD

Dangerfield, Patrick
Wingard, Chad
Parker, Luke
Breust, Luke
Dahlhaus, Luke
Rohan, Gary

Kennedy-Harris, Jay
Impey, Jarman

    @ShayneCreek · 17/03/2014 at 18:12

    currently 1135 from 10 players

      RUSSTYB · 19/03/2014 at 03:00

      Good side, better with Gazza in it 🙂

        @ShayneCreek · 20/03/2014 at 11:57

        thanks rusty. it is the first year i havnt had gazza in it. hope i will not regret it lol 🙂

john · 17/03/2014 at 20:35

1427 with ten to play and Langdon as Emergency. Do I go for broke and trade in a non playing body to take his score?

    Rocksta · 17/03/2014 at 20:38

    If you have cover I'd trade in KK. I hear he tore it up in NEAFL on the weekend.
    At least that way it will be a win win

    Rocksta · 17/03/2014 at 20:41

    Sorry John, just remembered that GC have already played thus not an option. Thought was good.

    In that case, you'd have to look at a Langford or Cutler, provided they don't play. I hear Cutler is close but probably won't play and as such he may be your best option

    RUSSTYB · 19/03/2014 at 02:56

    I did with Josh kelly cause he's a gun and will play soon, you're on track for a big score, why not make it bigger?..lol

Clive Waterhouse · 18/03/2014 at 02:51

9 | 1197; (C) played. Remaining:

D: Mitchell, Hanley, Enright, McDonald
M: Watson, Tyson, Aish, Michie
R: Naitanui
F: Dangerfield, Roughead, Caddy, Higgins

Langford v Georgiou for D7?

Georgiou's job security is a concern. Some may argue he is merely keeping Garland's seat warm. Furthermore, Melbourne's backline is quite solid (Garland, Terlich, Frawley, Dunn, Grimes, McDonald, Watts). He also averaged something like 13 touches in a strong Norwood outfit.

Most teams name 11 or so blokes that can run through the guts. As Hawthorn's forward line is littered with non-midfielders (with Rioli the occasional exception), they name one or two fewer mids than their opponents. This places the squeeze on a guy like Langford because Hodge, Mitchell, Burgoyne, Lewis, Sewell, Smith, Shiels and Hill are all ahead of him. In any other side, I think Langford would have been a safe bet to be named on the interchange almost every week.

Had Shaun Burgoyne retired like he said he would after 2013, we would have been able to lock away Langford in McDonald-esque fashion. His versatility is such that it is akin to having a defender with the skills of Suckling and the class of Mitchell (2 birds, 1 stone). Had he not played on, Clarko would have parked Suckling Pig on the HBF opposite Birchall every week, leaving a tasty midfield void for us fantasy footballers. Curse you, Shaun!!

However, Hawthorn's lack of faith in Taylor Duryea and others to occupy the Brent Guerra void may offset the above argument. Here's hoping!!

VERDICT: Langford

WHY:
1. Word out of Glenferrie is that he will be a tagger, thus releasing Shiels into the guts. So he's been given a role and he performed with aplomb during the NAB.
2. Sewell is finished.
3. Hawthorn have injuries and suspensions to contend with. I think this means he will get the first 3-4 games.
4. Clarko keeping blokes like Suckling and Schoenmakers out of the side to avoid a hangover/maintain team balance against some opponents.
5. Langford has a higher scoring potential than Georgiou. Top 4 side, will be following the opposition's best mid around all day. Hopefully he can get a few extra possies from doing that like the Magarey Medallist did on Saturday night!

Good luck everybody! I wish you all the best of luck in Season 2014!!

JBomb · 18/03/2014 at 12:54

1158 / 11 + C

What the hell to do with Walker? Georgiou needs to be elevated ASAP!

    RUSSTYB · 19/03/2014 at 02:52

    Just leave him on the bench for a week mate, no point wasting a trade for a one week suspension especially if you're only going for league wins.

Pockets · 18/03/2014 at 14:45

1418, 11 played, Sandi captain.

RUSSTYB · 19/03/2014 at 02:47

1453 with 9 yet to play, Mitchell, Hanley, Mcdonald, Vince, Tyson, Mcevoy, Roughead, Caddy and Higgins to go.
Traded out Ellis in the midfield for Josh kelly so i could get Langdon's score on the midfield bench.
Fingers crossed for a decent score first round up 🙂

geoff · 19/03/2014 at 14:09

what are thes best options to bring in non scoring players if you have Langdon and Polec on the bench??
want those extra points! cheers

    RUSSTYB · 20/03/2014 at 02:08

    Matt Crouch, named as emergency

H BOMB · 19/03/2014 at 21:37

From 9 played with captain i am 1216

Left to play I have,
Def: 2 prem 2 mid 1 rookie
Mid: 1 prem 1 mid 2 rookie
Ruck: 1 prem
Fwd: 1 prem 2 med

Sarah · 21/03/2014 at 07:27

1618/13

Billy · 21/03/2014 at 07:42

Happy with my team so far. I am on 1598 with 8 left and my captain has played. I was pleased with Jacobs score last night but wished Wright hadn't given away so many free kicks or his score would of been 100+. Also Caddy's score was OK but I hope he and Wright get higher scores the next few weeks. Anyway I am going to stick with them for now.

    Rhubarb_Ronin · 21/03/2014 at 08:40

    Caddy will definitely improve. His time off the ground for attention to his head cut (7+ stitches) could have been worth 2-4 touches. Looks like a real tough nut and another great addition to the Cats. Guthrie did a number on Dangerfield who still managed a ton – he will score very big this year and should go top 5 in the Brownlow for mine.

Tim darbyshire · 23/03/2014 at 12:30

2158 only Ellis to play

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