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PODCAST: Forward line dramas

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Supercoach 2014 preseason podcast

Buddy. Fasolo. Mitchell. Other spuds.

This is a period where we should be looking to upgrade a midfielder or two – but some significant issues are effecting many forward lines. Injuries to Lance Franklin and Alex Fasolo are causing many a headache in the community and some are forced to deal with these issues.

Others are looking to inch a step closer to a team stuffed full of premiums by turning one of their rookies into a dead set lock this week.

Let’s get stuck right in.

 


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Pat

beautiful work yet again jock, your a bloody inspiration mate !!!

PUNTZ

your an inspiration pat

canman1306

Great Work Once Again Jock! Any idea how Cutler Scored 47 from 4 touches?

MightyDonsFC

4 tackles helped

Kenny Powers

The scoring system is very frustrating .. SMitchell has 35 touches and a major influence on the game but bcoz his DE was down a bit he only scored about 95. McIntosh was smashed by Lobbe and Bartel only went at 54% DE. Both had very limited impact on their game but both scored in the 80's. Ollie Wines was Port's major extracter of the clearance and contested ball but bcoz he handballed so often to set up his team-mates (19hb's) yet he couldn't even crack the ton!! If the media favourites like Cyril Rioli or Gablett farts during a game they get 20 bonus points. At the end of the day it's the same for all coaches but every week there are standout ridiculous scores attributed to players.

Cezz

Its part of the game guys, i to get crippled by scores with crappy DE. However supercoach is about picking efficient players. Theres a reason the likes of Fyfe, Danger, Pendles and GAblett are the true kings.

Tom

This is what the great game is about! The ups and downs are what keep us going! Jock you are a champion of a man and the blokiest bloke, couldn't do it with out you.

matt

good stuff

log

Jock and friends this is my team,
def: mcveigh, Mitchell, suckling, mcdonald, Enright, cutler [cutler, georgiu]
mids: abeltt, pendlebury, beams, libba (cry cry), polec, Tyson, dunstan, aish [langdon, crouch]
ruck: sandiballs, mcevoy [derickx, thurlow]
fwd: danger, zorko, roughy, Higgins, fasolo, JKH [impey, Lloyd]
I have 750k in the bank with 24 trades left. Haven’t upgraded anyone yet only downgraded I have some underperforming premos in (roughy, libba,Enright) do not like to sideways trade but may have to resort to it what do I do?..

@TheNoLanguage

You need some juice in your forward line. Upgrade Fasolo if he's out to a Pav or a Breust. Absolutely upgrade Tyson/Dunstan to Swanny or Griffen, someone of that ilk.

matt

pyke to Minson/mcevoy/goldstein? which one?

Marcus

Gotta go Jacobs

GeeForce

Jock I used to think Saturday night was the night of all nights. A few beers, a good feed and watching my beloved saints and Supercoach stars giving it to the opposition. Finished off with some special time with the Missus. but now Sunday night podcast is SPECIAL!!! I listen and then get excited enough to go and get some more "special Time with the . Keep it up guys just like I do.

David

Great stuff Jock Higgo and Crouching oh the one!

My fwd line is broken i still held onto T.Mitchell and i have Fasolo and Roughead gulp.
But i have built 487k in the war chest and cannot over look J.Watson at his 533k price and looking to add McViegh to the list in my 2 trades in my midfield. What should i do?

SCaddict

I concur with Jimihk. If Titch doesn't get a game next weekend which looks likely both he an Fasolo need to go.

Would pick 2 of Parker, Gray, Rioli, Zorko, Dalhaus, Danger and Pav and just make it happen!

Will probably still leave you enough cash to upgrade a Tyson or Dunstan type to Jobe or whatever premo flavour of the week looks best the following round.

Emma

Pyke to hickey thoughts community

Kev

Not a fan personally. Don't see him as a top 10 ruck by the end of the year.

Has seemed to beat up the lesser sides so far (Melb, GWS, Bris), and has struggled against better opposition (WC, Essendon). With the saints having the hawks next week you could be trading right into trouble…

SCaddict

Could just be leaving one problem but walking into another.

The Saints have a fairly testing run coming up too.

Think you have to either stick fat with Pykey or stump up the cash for a Sauce or Big Boy.

Jimihk

Watson still has a 131 BE. Why not just hold off on him another week and use the trade on your FWD line.

Jimihk

Sorry this was for David ^^

tomscoach

Scored 2123 this week. Who should I trade. Franklin, Goldstein, Merrett, Dunstan. Cheers

Marcus

Merrett and dunstan

wes

I'd Say Dunstan and Goldstein…
to who?
depends on your $$ available. Goldstein to Trent West May work for you. Dunstan to Nick RObertson or perhaps Honeychurch if he gets a run

Harry

Normally I never subscribe to sidewards trades but seriously considering Libba to Mundy this week. If I do it has to be this week due to BEs. Don't have any other planned trades this week. Thoughts?

WombatsFC

Smurph

throttlefinger

Smurph, Boak or Sloane (if you're R8 light)

throttlefinger

Hey Womby. You getting itching to bring in Danger? Forward line is all over the place this year.

WombatsFC

Don't really know what to do. I didn't budget for the Boomer & Dusty rollercoasters, or Titchell stinking it up or Lloydy gettin Gun Shy or Fasolo tieing his boot laces too tight. But I reckon Danger may well have dropped as far as he will so it will probably be Fasolo for Danger and Lloyd for Dahlhouse. The Foz injury sucks bigtime because pre that I was planning Dunstan to Swan Langdon to Hibberd

throttlefinger

Yeah, Lloyd was a surprise. Seems good enough to turn it around, unlike McDonough. Fasolo for Danger would be a good move as he has a low BE and gonna go up $25K or more.

Considering doing Caddy for either Dahlhouse or Rioli. Wish there was a good rook to downswing to, so I could go Dunstan to Smurph. Don't see any in fwd or mid line that would make that move worthwhile.

WombatsFC

Ironbars boy put his hand up again I might do the sideways trade with Lloyd and get him for a couple of weeks count on taylor or Jkh for 60+ and get Dahlhouse for Fasolo saving a few hundred K for post round 8 upgrades.

throttlefinger

Yeah, I got him a couple weeks ago. Was disappointed but showed what he's made of when he was given the chance.

Thinking now of Caddy to either Parker or Dahlhaus and jettisoning Impey for Ambrose (can loop Lloyd and JKH). When you're value is sub $150K and you're losing money, time to go.

WombatsFC

Dahlhouse has more quick $ potential to allow a decent upgrade on his his bye and he seems to be well back on track. He smashed Jeansch and tonned up which has been difficult this season. Jake Stringer looked like he might be about to reach his potential, getting better each week and only 250k

throttlefinger

Yeah, I like Dahlhouse for those reasons too Wombats. Like Parker because he hasn't dipped below 87. Definitely one to consider. Stringer is a nice idea as well. Yet leaning towards the other two. Both not in most lineups.

taylorwoof

Parker looks a very solid option Throtts!

I have Franklin, if he misses Round 7 then upgrading him to Parker looks quite tempting.

throttlefinger

Yeah Twoof. Leaning him. But like the value saved on Dahlhaus. Going back and forth. Liked Parker all pre-season yet didn't pull trigger when counted.

Even considering downgrading Caddy to Billings so I can do McD to Hibberd in backline. Would help both lines tremendously. Can see Billings do a good job as my F5. Yet not happy about waiting another week to trade out Impey. Oh well..

WombatsFC

Hi woofa your pre-season research appears to be paying off mate. I agree Parker is the cats whiskers so far this year but I reckon he's probably also in most fwd lines (except mine I went Titch). You proved a week ago that you're a fan of the obtuse selection so, who do you really think is the best option?

throttlefinger

Parker only in 7% of lineups. So a good selection, Wombats.

WombatsFC

I've still got the flameproof suit I purchased to enable the Higgins selection I might get it out and give Jarrad Waite a run for a few weeks.

throttlefinger

Hahaha. That would be a good idea. Know you've been keen on Waite from the start.

Higgins has done us right for someone who started as my F6. $111K earned so far. Hoping to trade out Rd 9. Has Bombers and Dees before that so many he can stretch the earnings. Or might give me a quick flash burn on the way out.

taylorwoof

Hopefully the former re Higgins. As long as he can hold this current value i'll be happy.

Waite is an interesting choice. Would take balls, but geeze it could be a game changer!

Luke Mc > Hibberd is a very good move. I got Hibberd in last week. He looks rock solid down back.

throttlefinger

Yeah, I'm digging that move more than I am Caddy to Parker. Getting consistency in back line is golden this year. Hibberd is one of those that's going ton with regularity.

Can maybe do Higgins to Dahlhaus after I cull Dunstan later. Disagree with Jock that he needs to come out now. 70 BE is doable.

SCaddict

Jock is an unabashed Higgins hater so his normally fantastic fantasy vision is not 20-20 here.

Meanwhile the rest of us bask in Higgins's awesomeness as we calculate how we will spend the $150K he will make for us by time he reaches his bye used by date. 🙂

throttlefinger

Ha. I know. He's been pretty golden. If you'd told me the most sane player in this insane season so far would be Higgins, I'd laugh you out of the park.

WombatsFC

I reckon Higgins will peak 430k-450k if he stays on the park could be close by round 9 as Bombers are rubbish and Dees not much better (although both beat the blues).

throttlefinger

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, Wombats. He's only had one shitty game, which for forwards is fairly miraculous.

Still kicking myself for trading Wright instead of Caddy. He's proven to be one of the most solid of the $300-400K players.

taylorwoof

Two 80+ from Higgins in those matches would be superb.

Wright, he has held up….always had the 'potential' but no consistency. But don't stress re Caddy. You weren't the only one to make that mistake, i put my hand up as well. Just keep looking forward.

I traded out Aish and Langdon last week. Talk about a week too early. But enabled me to get Hibberd, so i tried to look on the bright side there.

throttlefinger

Hibberd in on the week he had 125 would be a win over all. There was NOTHING in Aish's form said he was capable of 120 much less 145.

WombatsFC

I should have whispered my thoughts on Waite. The media is about to be all over his recent form (last 2) and references to how good he has/can be. Bugga

throttlefinger

0.6% have him. At best it will spike to 5%. You will definitely be among the minority shareholders, my friend.

taylorwoof

I would stick fat with Liberatore.

Had Mundy from the get go last year, he was superb…..but Ross the Boss killed me when resting him GF day!

Dockers could be in a different situation this season, and may need to win Rnd 23 to secure a Top 4 spot….So worrying about Ross the Boss could be irrelevant, but still don't like the trade personally. Liberatore is fit and playing, i'd direct time to other areas of concern.

Kenny Powers

The way they are going they may need a full team to make the 8!!

taylorwoof

I hope you stuck fat with Libba Matt.

Marcus

Get Murphy or Scott Thompson from Adelaide

Dale Turner

Trade Franklin & Goldstein

Kev

Terrible week, Jock. Just bloody terrible. Brought in Jaensch last week after 4 weeks of saying, "he can't keep this up, his round 1 100 was a fluke". What does he do? Rewards me with a bloody 56. Suckling, Cotchin down on output. Breust and Martin played each other out of the game. Two sub affected scores in my forwards. Ugh!

Not many players on the bubble this week. May just have to lick my wounds and try to appease the supercoach gods

Patch

I don't have Dangerfield. I want Dangerfield. I would have to trade Jared Polec to get him this week. Is it imperative to have him in, or do I wait until after round 8 (pre-round 9) and then trade him in, as Polec reaches his peak in price?

(I am going for the league win, not for overall.)

SCaddict

Polec is a very handy player to keep around until he has his Rd9 bye. Been the most consistent rookie mid this season and still has a very low BE of 34.

Port can also feast on GWS next weekend so all the indicators say to me that we should hold him for at least the next fortnight.

Danger is a tad beaten up right now so would probably wait until he has had his Rd8 bye and then go BANG!

dustin

Don't trade polec just yet because he hasnt peaked and is also getting you solid points. If you want dangerfield badly, then get him in for someone else that has peaked in cash.

wes

I know what you are thinking – or at least I reckon I do – cos I had this thought last week. And that is, "I got to get Danger before his price goes way up". It is a hard call, Patch.
He is quality… but Polec is scoring well.
Get him, but don't miss Polec's 'feast' on gws too…
Yr fwd line cannot be that awesome that you cannot slot him in there… surely????

Patch

I wish my forward line was strong enough to exist without Danger! It is currently Pavlich, Martin, Higgins, Fasolo, Wingard, JKH, Z. Merrett and Lloyd, with D. Zorko to swing forward in the next few weeks (I have two FWD-MID swings in Taylor and Zorko in my MIDS, which I think is too many)

wes

as a different option then… what about boomer Harvey?

Patch

A bit inconsistent for my liking… I've gone with Dahlhaus to try to make myself feel better for choosing to start with Wingard and Buddy instead of Danger and Daulhaus. My other trade is looking to get Marc Murphy in the guts for Ellis.

wes

I like the murphy pick for Ellis… interesting to see how he gets on this week vs Pies.

Kenny Powers

Danger was in the medical rooms this morning .. said it probably just bruised ribs .. bruised ribs are bloody painful and he looked real sore a few times Sunday. Like other community members, I'd suggest waiting til after his bye.

Patch

Thanks guys, woke up this morning and decided upon trading in Dahlhaus and Smurphy, and I'll try to nab Danger after his bye. Any price rise by Dangerfield will be offset by Polec's rise, and that way I can avoid his bye.

canman1306

Anyone actually think Griffen can re capture his 2013 form. He had 22 Touches but Didn't his get Tackles or Marks numbers like usual.
Thinking Mundy is a better option.
Thoughts?

Maenads

Agree, Griffen not shown enough yet. Mundy cant seem to do it without Barlow. Sad part is Murphy looks better based on 2 weeks. Post expansion clubs nightmare year eating us up.
Solutions….I'm going to sleep and hope the same issues aren't there in the morning.

Bray

Looking to get rid of Luke Dunstan which midfield rookies should I be jumping on?

Sulzeer

Flipper Robertson, round 10 bye, -47 BE

cam

I’m looking to do the same thing and the only rookie that I can find is o’rourke who has only played one game and I’m unsure of his js.

hmmmmm

kelly take his spot

Kev

Not a lot of options this week, Bray. You've missed the initial price rise on Robertson (175k) but I still think he's worth a look

cam

Apart from flipper(who I already have) who else would you suggest to get.

Bray

Already have flipper, Hallahan?

Michael

Upgrading Dunstan to Boak this week mainly to even out my bye rounds a little, and also as a POD. Down to 20 trades after that, should I hold tight with Pyke or replace with McEvoy?

WombatsFC

I also have Pyke, wondering the same thing

matt

get rid of pyke, playing half ruck half bench/forward, simply cant get high scores with 2 ruvkmans in the team, upgrade to a minson/jacobs/mcevoy

Jacob

Got same problem with Pyke. Gonna hang tough till his rd10 bye and trade him to Nic Nat.

matt

one problem to another,

Dolp

Jaensch just an off game? or will he begin to score under 100s for the rest of season?

SCaddict

Should still produce well but I always thought that 100+ output was pretty unsustainable so was never tempted to jump on.

Would be surprised if he finished a top 10 defender from here on in but well worth keeping around if you already have him. Wouldn't be bending over backwards to bring him in though.

Ryan

Billings for Fasolo? Break even of -32, averaging 86.5 in his non sub affected games. Thoughts?

SCaddict

Not a trade I would make. The Saints have a tough run coming up so the ball may not be in their forward line all that much for that young whippersnapper to produce decent scores.

Sure he will rise in cash next week whatever happens but you may find you are stuck with another problem in a fortnight's time for a short term gain of say just $50K.

Think you are better off upgrading to a premo if you can or considering say a Petrie value type if cash is a problem.

Ryan

Good point you make SCaddict, what are your thoughts on Hallahan?

SCaddict

Again wouldn't be falling over myself to get him in. His JS is iffy to me even with Sewell and Shiels out the team. His scores have been nothing to write home about either so not a pick that excites me sorry.

If you don't already have Flipper then he's the rookie mid to get on otherwise it's pretty slim pickings unless O'Rourke can hold his spot in the Giants with Kelly expected back next weekend.

Hopefully Morabito isn't too far away from getting senior games although he got reported in the WAFL on the weekend.

Steve

Whose flipper, excuse the ignorance:)

SCaddict

Nick Robertson from the Lions.

@TheNoLanguage

Love your thoughts addict. Was nearly gonna jump on Petrie last week for his 250th but happy I waited. Thinking a sideways trade from Fasolo to a bloke who's averaged over 100 the last five or so years makes quite a bit of sense!

taylorwoof

Wonderful podcast lads.

Good to see Pieman kept it a little more 'short & sweet' this week.

Enjoy the week ahead all.

Pieman's Misses

Hello Twoof. I'll get Pieman to keep his speak pipes "short & sweet". Reading this this thread though perhaps you could do the same with your posts. Happy supercoaching Twoof

taylorwoof

Ms Pieman….please.

Rewind and listen to prev podcast's. You cannot tell me that's not 'waffling on'. It almost made me doze off to sleep. We're in an age of where people want things straight away, less waiting and less ques. Short, sweet, direct is the way to go. Best of Luck with your team this weekend.

Pieman's Misses

Twoof supercoach season cant come soon enough. He doesnt bother me for 6 months. He's always waffeling with Jock on the phone. If he waffles on too much just do what i do & hit the mute button.

taylorwoof

Bahahahahahahahahahaha that is gold Misses P.

Enjoy the peace and quiet for the remainder of the season.

Sulzeer

Goldy is becoming a problem, have taken a big hit on him since the start, Big Boy is 2k cheaper.. is this a good move?

beau

How about heath shaw for a pod?? Think he's going to dominate at the that club now, coming off a big 134!! Thoughts?

JBomb

Hard to say, an easy draw to start of the season… He's been slowly creeping up – maybe team is gelling well and found his feet. Tough ask this week with Port (possible match up on Wingard??) and then Eagles over there followed by a break. I wouldn't jump on him just yet – want to see how he goes against the fast running Port & a Freo press to gauge where he's at

Ando

What do I do with Libba i can't take any more so-so scores?
I want to trade but if i do he'll ave 130 for the rest of the year
Anyone what should i do?

Ryan

He could very well average 130 for the rest of the year, unless he is injured keep him.

SCaddict

HOLD!

We just have to ride out this mediocre patch until at least his Rd9 bye even if he is haemorrhaging all this cash.

Most coaches have 1 or 2 of these players to deal with and we really need to stick with them unless we are a top 1000 ranked player and have no other issues to address in our team.

Only in those special circumstances should we be aggressively sideways trading in the hope of snaring $50K but perhaps at the cost of screwing with our league finals prospects.

Andrew

Hi Community
Just wondering if this is a good idea or not, it's something different.
I have around 550k in the bank
My Midfield looks like this
Ablett, Beams, J Selwood, Rockliff, Treloar, Fyfe, Polec, Robertson (Crouch, Dunstan)
I was thinking of upgrading both Dunstan and Polec to Boyd and Swan and have full premium midfield.
Good idea or not so good?

Andrew

So if i do go it, the midfield will look like this
Ablett, J Selwood, Fyfe, Beams, Swan, Rockliff, Treloar, Boyd (Robertson, Crouch)

Cozza

That would be an impressive midfield so early in the season! What do your forward and defensive lines look like? If you have that much money in the mids, there may be more pressing issues to fix in those lines.

Polec still has money to make – has been fairly consistent so far, but Dunstan looks like he's tired a bit – may not hit BE this week and he dropped over $8k this week, so think its time for him to go.

Andrew

Yeah you're right about Polec. The guy is playing great footy. I just thought given Swannies performance and looks like his getting better and given his price it be good to upgrade from Polec to full premium midfield but i'll probably reverse the trades just because this is an option but yeah im swapping Dunstan for Boyd for sure, just think Boyds a great underlooked player who's had a ripper month so far averaging 140.

Yeah my Defence and Forward is a bit shaky well not too shaky but a few plot holes
Def: Swallow, Enright, Simpson, Mcdonald, Landgon, Terlich (Gergiou, Tippet)
Fwd: Martin, Zorko, Pavilich, Higgins, Lloyd, Kennedy Harris (Impey, Rohan)
Forwards probably the weakest but can't really do anything given I just put Lloyd in and Kennedy Harris, Impey and Rohan both are under 200k in money but i feel JKH is actually playing good footy last 2 weeks. 69 and 71 so i might keep him.
Don't really want to trade Higgins because his playing good footy.
Was thinking of upgrading Mcdonald to Hanley because his under 500 now or downgrading Langdon to Cutler, of course Langdon scores a 90 and Cutler was sub but got 47.
What's your thoughts Cozza?

JuzzyB

Why are you injecting so much into your midfield when your backline and forward are struggling big time?

Andrew

Struggling i wouldn't say that's the word
Swallow, Enright and Simpson are 3 proven top scores. Terlich is a mid pricer like Suckling who is cheaper and scores consistent (But because Suckling is more hyped, Terlich looks weak), I picked Terlich because not many people have him and he plays well 90% of time, no use having over 60% of your team the same as the others.
Foward, yes is struggling but not much to choose from, the midfield is where you have the big guns and they make the money. I have Martin, Zorko and Pav who can all score big scores with Higgins who is consistent as well and heaps of people have LLYOD so does that mean we're all struggling? Im not wasting money on Dangerfield who can produce a 150+ one week then produce a 70 or 80 the next.

matt

wait 3 weeks on hanley, will be 400k soon,
trade vrohan to a poremium in the forward line, really struggling big time in the forward line, and maybe mcdonald to a premium

John

Billings for Fasolo? Break even of -32

Kev

Nah. Asked and answered above, John. Scroll up a bit

Tay

Any one know name of song jock was singing?

BundyBear

Slipping away . Max Merrit and the meteors

piewood1

scored 2180 & moved up nearly 4,000 positions which now puts me in top 3 precent, considering trading M.Thomas to Nathan Jones as he seems to be a very consistent performer this season.

Dean

DEF: D. Swallow, J. Mcveigh, S. Mitchell, M. Suckling, T. Langdon, L. Mcdonald (W. Langford, A. Georgiou)
MID: G. Ablett, D. Beams, T. Liberatore, J. Polec, L. Dunstan, D. Thomas, R. Griffen, M. Crouch (D. Tyson, N. Robertson)
FWD: P. Dangerfield, N. Riewoldt, L. Parker, D. Martin, J. Roughead, A. Fasolo (L. Taylor, JKH)

23 trades left with $300k in the bank, going for league win, what does the community think i should consider this week/
Thanks!

Dean

What are communities thoughts on Roughead to Dalhaus and then Langdon or mcdonal to hibberd?

taylorwoof

I'd stick fat with Roughy.

Langdon/McDonald to Hibberd looks the goods. I traded Langdon to Hibberd last week. Hibberd looks a rock solid option down back.

Dean

Yea i definetely think he has shown good signs, think that trade will be a lock, you sure about roughie, he has already dropped 90k this year, and is just so inconsistent, really doesnt win his own ball at all. cant see him being in my final fwd line, and with a BE of 155 this week. he will only drop more.

taylorwoof

I'm not a huge fan of 'sideways' premium trades unless for injury or 2+ weeks suspensions.

If your trades are healthy, and all other areas are fine then perhaps move him on. I do agree with you, he has been an inconsistent scorer this season. It's simply a personal preference re the trading of premiums.

taylorwoof

I hope you stuck fat with Roughy Dean.

Patch

I would be upgrading one of Dunstan, McDonald or Fasolo (depending on if you want to keep him) and then downgrading another.

dean

Thanks for the TIP Patch, I decided that McDonald to Hibberd thats a lock, and then i think i will save my second trade, and just be patient .

tyzsb

Who are the priority two trades out of

Enright , McDonald, Higgins and Jackson Merret

Any ideas who to trade in??

Cheers tyzsb

taylorwoof

Would depend on how your side is looking. I'd suspect McDonald (cash cow) should take more preference.

Then perhaps Jackson Merrett, but that would depend on if you started with him or traded him in. Was he traded in for quick cash, or for scoring potential? He has the Round 10 Bye, so perhaps he can assist you through the early bye rounds then offload him come Round 10?

Similar scenario with Higgins, hold and trade him out at Round 9.

Enright, i'd stick fat with your premiums.

Sputnik

Forgive me father for I have sinned. I brought flogs into my team and I know flogging sends you blind. And forgive me for my thoughts of inflicting pain, cursing and my want to cull many a dirty rat. Fasolo, Buddy, LLoyd, King flog Martin, Suckling and Georgiou- with a name like Alexis I understand why you wouldnt forgive me for such an error. And forgive me for coveting the score of Aish who also single handedly outscored the aforementioned drop#unts. I will say my hail marys if you slot an extra 500K into my coffers and will promise not to have these thoughts if you can organise my players to crank out 2600 next week. 2700 would be better but I will accept 2650! Please let everyones VC score 145 next week so they loophole it, and aid Gazza to score 212 with me the only one having him C. And please please clear Minsons mind of playing the skin flute and take away his want to practise the meat harmonica- he is distracted by such activities. I need him out tapping the ball, not out tapping Cox unless he is playing west coast of course. And last but not least please stop f#cking with my team because it is most annoying. Actually, why am I even talking to you- bringing my predicted score of 2300 down to 1991 is the biggest Karmichael Hunt act of all. You are one nasty son of a big bang SC god. So you can stick those hail marys in the rings of Uranus and I will wing it on my own!!! And you my friend can follow some of the recent subs made- Pearce off Jack off

Gold Rush

Pull yourself together son.

Dools

Bit long winded sputnik hahahahahah

lostlarrikin

all is forgiven Sput, and I bestoeth on thee: one ceremonial chalise filled with concrete…

Dools

Lost how the Fawk are you mate? miss you here on the pages…Computer, Keyboard and Next G device are excited too.

lostlarrikin

Flat out like a flat thing Dools.
Never miss the podcast but not always time to contribute something meaningful here.
So I guess just need to settle for trivial…

SC team is in the wastelands, coming close enough to last in the JR Flappin Phat league I set up.

Give Next G a kiss from me, she does me right most of the time

PS – RIPPER PODCAST GENTS (as always)

Dools

Lost – great to hear from you buddy.

Dom

What the hell do I do with Roughead?

SCaddict

Keep him and just endure the roller coaster scoring that is KPP fantasy footy. Then make a mental note to never again start with a KPP forward in your side unless you have both nerves and balls of steel!

If you dump him this week there's a good chance he will torment you with a 120 plusser against the Saints whilst your replacement spuds it up. He's not injured so a hold is your best play imho.

wes

trade for franklin?
seriously though… perhaps go for a Sydney fwd – mcglynn, parker maybe… if you don't have them.
instant win there this week against lions. but they are reasonably constant performers.

Captain joc

I need some help I’ve got 516k in th warchest but don’t know where I should trade I’m gonna double upgrade this week with trade 1 being Dunstan to Watson but also don’t know whether I should stick fat with pyke he seems to be playing forward more with derickx in the side and honestly his hopeless down there!!!! Or I could trade McDonald to a rd9/10 premo

Any news on how far away Tippett is?

SCaddict

Plan to do the exact same first trade as you Captain. Pyke is definitely a tricky one but reckon it may be worth holding on and see what the Tippett change in dynamic does. Surely Pykey can't score any worse when this happens?!

Tippo should play either this week or next, recovering from the cracked rib, but check out the Swans injury update video that normally appears on their website around Tuesday for the very latest there.

Captain joc

Other then pyke I’m considering upgrade in def or second mid upgrade
My def: Mitchell, swallow, jaensch, mcveigh, McDonald, Langford (cutler, georgiou)
My Mids:Ablett, pendlebury, beams, libertore, polec, Robertson, crouch, Dunstan (who will become Watson this week) (M Thomas, Langdon)

Captain joc

Would only consider rd 9/10 bye players

SCaddict

Both sound solid moves though would probably lean towards upgrading Thomas perhaps for a Griffen or Mundy given their appealing value and non Rd8 bye.

Captain joc

Was considering holding Thomas until rd 8 for loop holing
What do you think of brad ebert from port rd 9 bye 111 average low score of 87 $549k shouldn’t get the tag?

SCaddict

That would work too and be a nice POD for you as well.

Could I guarantee he will out score for example Mundy or Griffen from here onwards….of course not but don't think Ebert is a crazy idea. We have to pick the players we feel most comfortable with and think can get us further in this game.

Good luck on what you end up deciding on.

Captain joc

Not bringing in either of Griffen or Mundy I don’t want Griffen because I don’t think bulldogs will win many games and I’m not sold on mundys output

Juzzy

Wow …. intense post to follow …
Great podcast as usual.
Don’t forget Walker in defence. He seems to have stopped hitting guys and is back to playing good Footy. Bargain basement price for him.

Juzzy

The intense post was spuniks religious take on things..

SCaddict

Yes I would characterise Sputnik's post as one stemming from fantasy self flogellation!

Juzzy

Great post though . Loved it. And all one paragraph.

BundyBear

love the song jock. Bloody ripper. i never got buddy. The only good decision i made

Juzzy

Buddy … so glad I don’t have him but.

It makes me ill to disagree with Jock , higgo and crouching but …. I reckon when goodes and tippett get back and fit buddy will be back to 100+ scores. If he stops crashing cars I might get him in very cheap after round 10.

Cameron

If Tippet is named this week, Buddy might be the riskiest move I might ever make

Juzzy

Buddy to tippett? ?

throttlefinger

Wonderful address to the community, Jock, Higgo & Crouching One.

3 trades I'm considering. Would love to hear your thoughts:

Option A
Caddy>Dahlhaus
Impey > Ambrose (can use as loop between JKH & Lloyd…and make a little moola of Impey)

Option B
Caddy > Billings
Dunstan>Smurph

Option C
Caddy > Billings
McD > Hibberd

Right now I'm favoring A & C. My mids don't need as much help as my back and forward lines.

Thanks community!

Captain joc

C

throttlefinger

Agree. Thanks Cap'n J!

Dools

"C" Has to be on the6 weeks so far mate

throttlefinger

Agree Dools. How are you and Keyboard holding up? I'm hoping that Mummy makes 22. Enjoy eating donuts but the SC variety gives me the hot runs.

Sarah

I'd probably lean towards C as Hibberd is more consistant than Dahlhaus.

throttlefinger

Yep. That seems to make the most long-term sense. Thanks Sarah!

@TheNoLanguage

C Throttle! I am doing the exact same thing except going Fasolo to Billings. Pending his scan today of course.

throttlefinger

May even go Caddy to Ambrose if he's fit. thanks No Lang!

Gilly

Hey Throttle, of those choices I agree with C.

I know where you are coming from with trading in Ambrose but don't like the idea of trading in an injured rookie that is no walk up start to his teams 22. Especially not in round 7, if he doesn't get back either from injury/form then the little bit of coin you make won't make up for the shittyness that you will feel for doing the trade.

I have both McD and Dunstan (man is he giving me grief every time I put him on the bench he tons up) planning to keep till their byes. Had Dahlhaus from the start and he has been good but he doesn't scream pick me.

How many games Billings gets may be an issue. Kid can play but whenever coach talks about him always says we need to be patient he's had an interrupted pre season.

Not sure if you have considered Steven May from G.Coast. Def/Fwd had his worst game of year last week with about 60, first 5 weeks nothing below 80 and 2 or 3 tons about 380k. I have been watching him for a few weeks and not convinced either way. Was the 60 reverting back to his old form or just a bad game, Hmmmm still watching!

throttlefinger

Considered May, Gilly. Yet I'm high on R8 players and May doesn't inspire enough confidence to warrant swapping for another.

Ambrose may play so if he does may do Caddy to Ambrose and McD to Hibberd. Make a little more loot.

Watched the last two games and Billings is playing with confidence. Can't see him going ton many more times but has the potential for 75-80 a game. Which is good enough for a rook.

Thanks for your thoughts, my man.

Rocksta

'C'. Throttle.
Works best with the Rd 8 bye, and Hibberd is a Gun

throttlefinger

Agree. Looked strong in Nab until pulling his hammy. Had in side before that. Better late than never, I guess, Rocksta

Rocksta

My backline is kind of the last frontier for me ( just the way it has worked out) and as such ill be bringing him in after the Bombers Rd 10 bye.
His consistency is impeccable and a must have player IMO

throttlefinger

Mine too. Hibberd will be my 4th prem. Like most the mids and fwds have gotten the most attention this first quarter.

sammyd

enrihgt what is up with mr contistant

Sarah

Ok community, I have $472k in the bank and thinking of doing two upgrades this week.

Current thoughts are McDonald to Hibberd and Ellis to Zorko (swing into forward line and get the likes of Lloyd, Taylor and JKH off the field). This would leave me with the following defence and forward lines:

Swallow, Hibberd, Jaensch, McVeigh, Mitchell and Langdon (Langford, Georgiou)
Danger, Riewoldt, Zorko, Martin, Higgins, Wingard (Lloyd, JKH)

Are these two trades gold or should I be looking to bring in another premium midfielder to complement Ablett, Jelwood, Watson and Beams instead of Zorko?

Current midfield is: Ablett, Jelwood, Watson, Beams, Polec, Dunstan, Crouch, Robertson (Gleeson, Taylor)

Would appreciate peoples thoughts.
Thanks.

throttlefinger

Think you're in a similar situation as myself (but with significantly more moola). Back and front could use some upgrades yet midfield is in solid shape. Think your strategy is strong. And after this move think you're team will be much stronger as well.

Gilly

Hi Sarah like your trades, personally I am reluctant to trade in premiums just before their byes, probably silly but I prefer to have that cash working for me rather than sitting on the bench.

Tom.H

Doing two upgrades this week!! Have 500k in the bank so can go nuts.

Dunstan –> N.Jones

Fasolo –> Pavlich

Thoughts community?

Azmataz

I like it! I am strongly considering N Jones myself as a POD

Danks very much

Agree ^ does Enrights crap form & old injured body warrant a sideways trade?

tyzsb

Getting rid of him this week!!! for Hibberd

Beady Eye

Likewise. Thought he'd be a lock, but just looks nowhere near premium form at the moment.

WombatsFC

I have the same problem wish I could put him on eBay.

Remy

The Hallahan boy!
On the bubble, cheap as chips.

Kev

JS? No for mine

Ryan

Hey guys,

This week I'm going
Fasolo to Cyril
Dunstan to Watson
Leaving me with 90k in the bank and a team looking like this,

BACKS: Swallow, Mitchell, Hanley, Enright, Mcdonald, Kolodjashnij (Langdon and Georgiou)
MIDS: Ablett, Pendlebury, Beams, Watson, Libba, Polec, Aish, Crouch (Kelly and Lewis Taylor)
RUCKS: Sandi, Jacobs (Currie and King)
FWDS: Danger, Rioli, Martin, Zorko, Wingard, JKH ( LLoyd and Ambrose)

I'm going for league win over ranking. What do you guys think of my team at this stage?

WombatsFC

IMO Swan or Smurph are better value than Watson and will score better for rest of year. Not sold on Cyril as I have no memory of him ever racking up back-to-back tons sure he knocks out a big score once or twice a season which keeps his average up but it's his usual 65 -90 that worries me. Pav, Gray or even Chappy will score more

SCaddict

Reckon they are solid trades myself. I intend to do the same except Buddy to Rioli instead. Your team is shaping up nicely mate.

JBomb

Anyone started looking at the Bye rounds? *crisis*

TG_Footy_Tragic

Yep, I have JBomb.
Thats why Swanny didn't find his way into SoapOnARope last week!

WombatsFC

Not worried at all. So what if I only score 1700 in round 8 in rounds 9 and 10 I'll be back above 2000 from the best 18

Marcus J

Smurph or Swanny?

TG_Footy_Tragic

Bye rounds depeding Marcus.
Either are good value picks

Ando

Is this a sign of things to come from Lobbe or just a fluke?

Kenny Powers

Reckon Lobbe will be a 100 scorer for most of the games left in this season. He is a lone ruck so gets plenty of game time and looks to have found form in a form team. Wouldn't expect too many massive scores but at the same time I doubt he'll go below 80-85.

WombatsFC

Hi Ando. I watched the game and before half time Lobbe was ordinary but after half time he was a gun. I doubt that he'll get any cheaper and now that hes proved to himself that he can do it I wouldn't be suprised to see him average 110 for the rest of the year.

kane

i had zorko in mid most of the season so i'm swapping him to fwd to get rid of fasolo, bringing in jpk, and im going to sidways dusty to dahlhaus i need to fix my rd 8 and dusty is just stinking atm.

WombatsFC

Dusty to Smurph will score a lot more than Dusty to Dahlhouse or even Dusty to Parker

tyzsb

Which two should I trade. Enright , McDonald , Higgins and Merret…

I have currently gone McDonald to Hallahan

Enright to Michael Hibberd

matt

Hibberd/Murphy/Mcveigh/Walker/lalalamumba?

Bob McBob

If you're asking which option is best, then pick one of Hibberd or McVeigh

canman1306

Even Though I have 500K in the bank I am thinking of Panting the Fence this week and Grabbing Griffen next week Also Because I don't think many Rookies are on the Horizon and Flipper is looking Great annoyed I ddn't trade him in instead of Cutler.
Option A (Paint the Fence)
Tyson-> Robertson
Dunstan -> Gray/Dahlhaus Leaves me with at least 427K

Option B (Double Upgrade)
Tyson-> Griffen
Dunstan-> Gray/Dahlhaus Leaves me with at least 80K

Option C (Paint the Fence)
Tyson-> Robertson
Dunstan-> Hibberd Leaves me with 400K for next week upgrades

Not really Sure but I like the looks of options A&C because it gives me an extra week to look at Griffen with a 117 BE

Thoughts?

The Filth

Depending on who you have on-field in your forwards – C.

I like Hibberd, I think he will be a consistent scorer this year.
I have been trying to decide whether or not to bring in Watson or Hibberd this week…

canman1306

In My forward line I have Danger Parker Martin Merrett Higgins and Lloyd onfield

throttlefinger

Option C, Canny. Mostly for the reason you stated and Hibberd is seeming to be a must for the back line.

canman1306

Yes I agree Looking Likely for my trades but thinking of going L-Mac -> Hibberd instead of Dunstan. Because L-Mac has the rd8 Bye he won't score and Dunstan will then I will trade Dunstan to a Rd8 Bye player in Rd9

throttlefinger

My exact reason and plan for holding off on Dunstan. Great minds and all…

canman1306

If I work it out right Rd9 will be Dunstan -> Selwood

throttlefinger

In a word, delicious.

Thinking of doing Dunstan to either Murph or Sloane.

canman1306

Thats right you Jumped on Jelwood before his lean patch.

That's unlucky

throttlefinger

Buying Jelwood too early is more unfortunate.Bringing in Mummy and only getting one round out of him before he gets hurts for 3 rounds, that, my friend, is unlucky.

Lloyd

Im showing my age here but who is this Relton Roberts and what did he do to be so notorious?

Bellybuttonfluff

A tops Richmond gun forward elite lean mean supercoach scoring machine.