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PODCAST: The byes are upon us

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Supercoach 2014 preseason podcast

We all geared up for bye time community?

As is often the case we’ve been hit with injuries to key players on the eve of bye time which adds a layer of crap to factor in for most.

Should we go BANG BANG BANG and use all three trades? Should we hold back on trading? How well prepared are you for round 8 and what have you learnt to take into next season?

It’s a long one tonight folks – we’ve got a hell of a lot to cover.

 

 


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themightyroos

can't wait for this, the byes are here, I'm ranked 55th overall and I need some guidance for these make or break rounds.

Simons Stars

what players are you thinking about

MightyDonsFC

Using 2 trades this round
Merrett>Breust
Jaensch>Walker

dean

Cant wait to listen, hope there is some insightful information about the byes.
Thanks Jock!

Kenna

Jock Reynolds
Thank you so much for ur wisdom, going for league wins and listening to ur podcast every week makes me get the edge over others

Tom

Trade mitchell?

Kev

With only the top 18 counting towards your score during the byes, you could definitely look at keeping him.

Dean

Mitchell is out for 8 weeks, why would you bother keeping him

SCaddict

With the news today that he could be out for a couple of months the decision has been made for us really.

Liam

Mitchell out Burgoyne in!

Michael

Trade idea this week –
Sam Mitchell to Schoenmakers to free up some cash to punt Pyke for Big Boy – sound trade?
Only had $3K in the bank as I did double upgrade last week!
No other def rookies worth looking at that will help me with the bye this week.
Schooey should be a nice little cash cow anyway, could even be a D5 or D6 keeper the way things are going!
Also considering offloading McDonald for Sutcliffe to give me 18 players on field this week – love to hear thoughts on whether this is a good idea, thanks again community!!

Kev

Any other way to generate cash? Don't get sucked in by shoemaker's big score. Average fantasy player at best when he does make it onto the park – which hasn't been often.

McD to Sutcliffe is pretty sideways. They have a similar average so far this season. Look at downgrading McD to a rookie for cash. That sub score will be in his rolling average now and make it hard for him to generate much more.

Michael

My problem is there are no genuine rookie options in def right now, unless I’ve missed someone?

wes

Mitch Honeychurch will be when gets an opportunity.

spenderbender

Is this you Wizard??

wes

No one's ever called me that before…

Michael

Any news on when that might be?

roger

I would get him after the bye, i don't think he'll make many points as he will be backline this round for sure. After the bye, would pick him up as a pure cash cow. Of course, all depends on the number of trades you have…

Maenads

I like, am in the same position. If sowenhakers nac od retteb……….than 60-70 a week minimum worth it.

themightyroos

Trade Ablett? might just be crazy enough to work.

Neilsy

Ab

Neilsy

Ablett should be first player picked in all teams.lock him then throw the bloody key off the niagra falls.We are witnessing the greatest player of All Time!All Time.

Kev

If you've got enough trades in the bank… Outline your plans, themightyroos.

wes

Who would you bring in to replace him? interested to know your thoughts

roger

I thought the same thing the other day, but considering Abblett scores the weight of three people by himself (with the C on him), think he is worth holding onto. Even if you went with pendlebury, it's just not as good…Maybe when mummy comes back in and is posting 160+ again, you can put the C on him and trade ablett?

Dean

MUMMY is by no means a player that is consistent enough too risk playing him week in and week out as a Captain, that is just absurd.

I understand Higgo's logic behind his madness, but sorry Higgo my plums are not made out of titanium, there is no way I could do it.

roger

3 scores at 130+ so far for mummy, might be absurd, but I'm lookin at it. He would at least be vice captain if he pulls out the same scores after his back from surgery.

Dean

I understand Mumford has scored extremely well in the first 3 rounds prior to injury, however post operative players are allot more risky. Also keep in mind these three factors.

1. Firstly the only people who would consider such a drastic move would be those who still have a genuine chance to win outright, as it could seriously have a huge positive impact on there overall ranking position, on the flip-side it could also not work out.

2. A person who would consider this would be someone who has a enormous amount of cash in there War chest.

3. Lastly who ever does this would have trades to burn, they would have at least 23+ trades. They would only keep Ablett out for the BYE round and bring him back in round 9, lets be serious here.
If you didn't have Ablett from the start then you would be struggling as Ablett is equivalent to having 3 premium players as Captain.

It just seems pointless to trade someone like Ablett out when he consistently scores 130+ scores week in, week out. When he is captain you never stress, plus u have the versatility to still use the loophole every week just in case your Vice scores a massive score.

Good luck with your decision mate but I would think hard before pulling the trigger.

The Ranger

Things have not gone so well over the last two weeks and a couple of sub 2200 scores have meant I've slipped outside the top 10,000…seriously considering sucking up one bad score in R8 in order to score more over the rest of the byes. Is that dumb? Is anyone else considering this option? I've not heard /read it discussed as an option.

Steve

Yes Great thinking, did it last year and worked well, and will do again this year, it saved me a couple of trades and a considerable amount of frustration all for the price of one loss, this year I am playing the second last team and I might not even lose that game. Mind you I'm only playing for a league win.

The canries

I too in desperation am considering tanking in R8….

shallots

No way on Earth that will help you!!!!!!!!!!!!! In leagues yes but overall rankings it will not help you at all. Last year I planned for byes and averaged 2000 a round and went flying up the overall rankings. Didnt bother this year but you can bet your aggits others have. Plus alot of those who did plan have got 80% of their players in round 9 and 10. Then round 9 Jelwood in cheap, Cotchin in cheap and heaps of others n cheap. My mate started with 2 round 8 prems on all lines and has been rolling through rookies since. Now he has 15 prems and just under a million in the bank with 22 trades left. Round 9 and 10 he's using his 6 trades all for upgrades. Heres a tip- if you think you wanna have a crack at the overall prize ever you must use SC gold- you can use other sites but SC gold has everything you need and more. And you must know a whole lot about the players in the AFL. There is skill involved. Those top teams who have averaged 2300 and have teams worth 12-12.5 million dollars have a street map they're following.

dognino

Damn, I have 15 'premiums' but only $85k in the bank, lost a few trades to injuries, and low scores from holding onto Mitchell and enright when they miss games from being old

The Ranger

Thanks for the reply small onions. I know its a leftfield idea but I guess I'm looking around for something radical to keep me in the hunt.
Might have to accept I'm out of the frame and just go for league wins now I think.

Dean

lol @ Onions rather then Shallots, very smart…lol Mate if your ranked in the top 5000 or even 2000 I think your chances to win overall are ZERO to SFA….

Although I could be wrong and stand to be corrected. I would like to know IF anyone who was ranked around the 10,000 mark overall at the end of round 7, has anyone come back to have a crack overall after being so far back?

Dean

I have SC Gold not to mention I also pay $16 per month for the live SC scores. Mind you im only ranked in at 15,200 odd but I always get SC Gold. $20 is very little to pay if your serious about this.

It also shows you who is in and out each week because it shows a little Green icon if the players are playing and a Yellow icon if the players are listed on a extended bench and a Red icon for players who are out.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, it also shows ALL break even's and so forth, although you can get your BE info on FanFooty.

My Goal the past 2 years has been to score the highest in a round and win $1000 and also win my league, for the past 5 years I don't have much problem winning my league but scoring the highest score for the week has been a goal that has been extremely tough. However I wont be throwing in the towel any time soon, I know I still have a mammoth amount to learn.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL

Tiger

Hi community – can anyone provide some advice on how close you need to be to be a genuine chance at the top prize at year end. Currently placed about 1800th overall but not sure if I should focus on league win or keep trading to keep average score at the level required to stay in touch. Where do you need to be placed after the bye rounds to seriously have a crack at winning this thing – am I kidding myself and should I refocus on league wins? Worried that I am doing the wrong thing to stay in touch to the overall leaders. Should I reset my expectations?

Kenny Powers

Anyone know the story of J Lloyd (Syd) and his JS? Worth looking at a downgrade from Dunstan?

SCaddict

Reckon his JS is fairly questionable unfortunately. Swans have Tippett and Buddy to come in this week although they may lose Pyke.

Also Rohan, O'Keefe, Mitchell and LRT all on the periphery trying to force their way back into the team.

Kev

Consider O'Rourke instead

Kenny Powers

Thanks fellas

dognino

1 trade planned, cash in McDonald for a new cow

Had planned to upgrade Cunningham to Watson but Cunningham still has more cash to make and SC hates me , may need to trade out pyke, Mitchell will be benched j, j.merret Has reached his limit, might be time to upgrade to bruest, I was almost entertaining roughie but I already have a KPP in reiwoldt and that's doing my head in .

The rest of my rookies have picked up lately and all have more cash to make, so I'm holding. May end up going for the triple trade
Out McDonald, pyke, merret
In 'new cow' , big boy mcevoy, bruest
Or just the 1cow replacement, who knows.

Only have 7 R 9 byes at the moment, so the influx of hawkes is no concern, and they're all scoring

mightymicks

just wondering, who the community will b chooseing as captain this week?

roksta

libba or griff v melb

mark

boyd

dognino

VC rockliff into griffin, small window on the Saturday tho, can't get drunk early

Azmataz

Libba or Murphy for me. Or Watson if I decide to get him in.

yesIdohavebacon

JPK into watson is lookin the goods!

Captain joc

Fyfe into Watson

Jay

McVeigh/K. Jack into Watson..

Kris

My C/VC pickings are very slim….. Libba, Zorko, McVeigh, Simpson, MaCrae, Sandy and dahlhaus.

Im thinking one of the doggies as C (libba or dahl) and then go with a Polec as VC. Am I thinking crazy thoughts?

Kane

What to do with mcdonald? cant really upgrade only have 55k in war chest from double upgrade last week need a downgrade.

Thinking i might just hold him this week, as i only have 4 players out anyway that arent covered, and will only need to make one trade next week gor the same tho i will probably do upgrades next week anyway.

Dean

Kane I have him also and have been thinking what is the best option. There are 2 options im considering at this point. These are the options im thinking about mate.

Option 1: If you have McDonald in Defense do a straight swap with SCHOENMAKERS who scored 104 in his first game last week. Now that Sam Mitchell is out for 8 weeks his job security is very solid. Also by doing this you will pocket a extra $25,300

Option 2: If your team is anything like mine where I have McDonald on the bench in the Midfield and have Sam Mitchell in defense. Click the Substitute button on McDonald, providing you have SAM MITCHELL which over 50% of us do. Move MITCHELL to your midfield and if you want trade MITCHELL out then you can get JOBE WATSON which will still leave you with $67,000 in your war chest. Or if you have WATSON you can get any other player you like and can afford.

Hope that helped a little mate and Good luck with you final decision.

Azmataz

Thanks for the podcast guys. Interesting idea to trade Ablett – I personally am not going to do it as I have been trading ass off so that is not in the plan. I am thinking the following this week:

Out: Crouch and Fasolo
In: Hartung and Watson

I will get two weeks out of Jobe until my guns get back, and it leaves me $42k in the bank.Hartung could get a fair few games given the injuries at Hawthorn, and apparently is Dane Swan-like…Speaking of Swan, I won't be jumping on as already have Pendles and Beams in the Mids, so can't have all 3.

Then hopefully the other calves fatten a bit more to go bang bang, bang bang over rounds 9 and 10 and I aim to get in Selwood and Reiwoldt in that time, and hopefully get some decent downgrade options.

I want my mids to be: Abs, Pendles, Beams, Murph, Libba, Jobe, Selwood. and one other, depending how Polec carries on. Probably another fallen premium like Griffen which could be a straight swap from Polec)..

Derek

J Kennedy is worth considering

Azmataz

Yea JK is a good option. Expensive though. Will see if I can afford

Caz

Thoughts on montagna community.

Kev

Last 3 weeks 140, 174, 144. What more can be said? At this point you will be paying peak price for him, might be worth waiting for his price to dip below 600k?

Mungos Men

grabbed him after, 140 happy with output hawks let him run by himself will get more attention in coming weeks, price will drop however is the pick at st Kilda…

Azmataz

Expensive but is right up there with Pendles and Selwood. Great POD

Captain joc

I am bloody stuffed this week got 11 out with the bye then a rookie ruck men not playing

Injuries to jaensch( has the bye ) s Mitchell t Mitchell pyke Langford

Need to downgrade m Thomas as I need some money to trade pyke n jaensch

wes

has been rough – S Mitchell out helped me because I was forced to not pick up last week by other outs. But from what I;ve seen it stuffed many people up. Consider yourself unlucky there.
Good luck with it – if you got ideas you want a second thought on, shoot through a reply

dognino

I only have 9 R8 bye players, but then also have king as non playing loop, Rohan and currie dropped , Mitchell , Langford , pyke injured , so now down to 15 only scoring players. That's if georgiou gets back up this week too, so maybe down to 14 , unless I trade a&[email protected] off

Adam

I'm considering not trading this week, is Lmac injured (I'm not going for overall so my team has a bye this week)

DEF: Birchall, Laidler, Georgio (Cameron, Swallow, Bartel, Lmac, Langdon)
MID: Goddard,Fyfe,Polec,Robertson,Taylor(Beams, Ablett, Crouch, Pendles, Dal Santo)
RUC: Sandi,Lobbe (Currie,Nankervis)
FOR: Zorko, Pav, Merrett, Ambrose(Danger, Martin, Lloyd, Fasolo)

Thoughts on Lmac to Orourke?

Tom.H

Jobe Watson or Callan Ward……?

Kev

ward

Sarah

Both are great upgrade options!
If you can only get 1 though I'd go Ward.

Azmataz

Jobe for sure!

Tom

Thoughts on Hartung?

matt

JS is looking more and more likely, mitchell out, swell a few weeks away, and shiels looks a few more weeks away

Cozza

I'll be waiting another week until he is on the bubble. Hawks have their bye in round 9, so you will have a couple of weeks to bring him in if he goes alright this week

Sarah

Hi guys,
I thought I'd share my thoughts with you all and plans for my team over the buys.
Mitchell going down again put a bit of a dint in the ole plan but I've re-jigged it a little to cover.
Was headed for a great score last weekend until Mitchell, Jaensch and McDonald had their scoring issues.
Despite this I'm going to stay strong and stick with the plan of focusing on my midfield first. The $50k is looking like it's gone for the year with my overall ranking sliding to the mid 8000's over the last three weeks, but I've still got a money league to win which has become the priority. With my current team it looks like I'll likely get a win this week without trading so I'll stick with the plan to bring in Pendlebury after his bye and build my midfield to full premium status first without worrying about covering too many round 8 bye players. As the podcast highlighted, if you trade this week you're locking in a future donut.
So last week I brought in Ward for Dunstan… very happy with that move as he went on to score 145!!
Now planning on only doing 1 trade this week… Mitchell to Hibberd. I'll bring Mitchell back in after he's played 1 or 2 return games and bottomed out in price.
Will also wait to see how bad Jaensch's injury is but would prefer to hold him for now.
Following the round 8 bye I'll bring in another 2 premium midfielders (Pendlebury and 1 other) in the following two weeks, giving me 7 premo's in the midfield plus Crouch leading into the round 10 bye.

That's the plan anyway!! Fingers crossed for no more injuries!!!

Mike

By Design but mostly luck I’m looking at zero donuts over the byes (injuries/resting permitting)
Backs: McVeigh, Swallow, Bartell, Jaensh, Suckling, Laidler, Gergiou, Cutler
Mids: Ablett, Beams, Libba, Murphy, Warson, Polec, D.Thomas, Tyson, Flipper, Hartung
Rucks: Sandi, Hmac, Currie, Thurlow
Forwards: Danger, Zorko, Pav, Martin, Higgo, JKH, Fasolo, Lloyd.

Holding on Jaensh and Fasolo at this stage. Next week Daisy for Cotchin. Final bye round Laidler for someone. Looking to get Dixon into forward like in 2 weeks. If required will look at the boy O’rouke next week.

20 trades, 356k chest, .: 6k ranking #happy

john

sorry to say sarah but hawthorn have confirmed mitchell will be out for 2 months with his hammy. stuffs my plan up.

Azmataz

Mitchell to Bob Murphy for me. Great call getting Ward in. I have nearly got a full premo midfield now and he might just make the cut

Gab

hey guys, what are our thoughts on Mike Pyke, he is absolutely killing me and my bench ruckmen derricks is doing better then him, he is bleeding cash, or do i bite the bullet this week, keep him for this week then trade him out next week during the swans bye??
Also what are we doing with Sam mitchell? trade him out and get him at a much cheaper price or is this a waste of a trade?
Cheers Lads

Sarah

Depends how long Mitchell is out for. If it's 2-4 weeks I reckon trade him and then get him back in when he's cheap and back in form. Can't afford to carry injured players through the bye weeks in my opinion.

Brad

I say keep him, during the bye rounds it's only your best 18 players. Plus he played at his best in the game on the weekend scoring 60 in a half

wes

My opinion is no trade to gains you more points and makes you cash is a bad trade.
Having the cash at the end of the rounds gives you options – even if that cash is sitting on a player rather than in the bank.
Downgrading Pyke to Derrickx makes you $$…

matt

if youve got myke your, youve already had a bad time, remember when i had him, those were the SHIT f*********cken days,
feel for for ya skippa

matt

GET MITCHELL OUT

Gab

thanks matt, no one else has told me about mitchell yet

matt

get in johnson

Daniel S

hey guys.

thoughts on anyone to downgrade for McDonald?

SCaddict

The cupboard is pretty damn bare mate. The only hope is that some fresh faces get named this week but even then you'd be taking a punt they will keep their spot in the team.

Dean

Considering there is very little options in defense and to hope and wait that a rookie gets picked this week is far to risky.
Here is my thoughts on this and obviously providing Ryan Schoenmakers is listed to play in round 8 and im sure he will be. Don't you think trading McDonald to Ryan Schoenmakers is extremely valid.
He scored 104 in his first game last week and looked great. You will also gain $25,300

What do you think?

Roadkill Warrior

Given Mumford is out for at least another fortnight, I am thinking seriously about downgrading him to Jamar @ $420k. Jamars BE is 24 with an AVE 114 and about $80k of price over the next two weeks alone, on top of the $160k saving by trading down.

Given this will allow me to trade Tyson up to Pendles next week, I am super keen on this trade. What are peoples thoughts?

Sarah

I like it. Mumford is just wasting away on your bench so put that money to good use, make it earn more points and help you get Pendles.

Pau

I thought Mummy was back this week ! Has he had another setback ?

Roadkill Warrior

Current word is that he will miss this week plus the bye in round 9. Jamar plays both weeks and earns me a bundle of cash.

GarglesnarfFC

My only concern is that you are going from one injury prone ruck to another. If you have cover, which I presume you must if you still have him, then hold him.

matt

who to trade first Jaensch or mitchel?

Gold Coast Blues

wait and see how long Mitchell is out for. He is going to start going down by a lot due to that 9 score so might be worth getting rid of to bring back in after the byes, but you can't bank on everything else going right and having the ability to do that.

Jaensch looks shot to me. I'd bring in someone like Johnson who has been very consistent and is only ~480k odd at the moment!

Brad

Jaensch has bye this week, has almost 2 weeks to get over it!

Kenny Powers

reports this morning are a few broken ribs for Jaensch .. might be more than 2 weeks

Billy

anyone know how much longer big mummy will be out for??

Gold Coast Blues

Had a beauty this week with a score of 2455 and Mitchell only scoring 9. HATING that the byes are here to stuff with my momentum… Not planning on any trades through the byes and just going to cop it on the chin, but might swap Mitchell out for Johnson if he isn't named to play this week. I had a brain fade last week and brought Swallow in – should have waited until after the bye round, but it saved me from the McDonald sub situation.

Really want to get rid of Georgiou but there's just no rookie defenders to downgrade to. How long until we see Matt Fuller get a game for the dogs?

Brad

Thoughts on these trades,

S Mitchell – bougyone
T Mitchell – hartung ( if named)
Merret – R gray
???????

Roadkill Warrior

Would prefer Hibberd or McV over Burgoyne. Dont mind the others at all.

Brad

I was thinking if mitchell was out for extended Time it would mean bougyone to get more points not to mention him averaging 105 already. Already have mcveigh swallow and jaensch

mightymicks

thoughts on who the best fwd option is, maybe Gray or Parker

SCaddict

Both are excellent picks so would lean the way of which suits you best from a bye perspective.

Gary rohan the spud

whats everyones thoughts on tom lynch from the gold coast. no one thinks of him he is only 370k a great POD and with forwards scarce he could be the one. I mean he grabs heaps of marks and looks the goods.
thoughts?

Mick

didnt he break his jaw over the weekend??

Bob McBob

No. That was the Adelaide Tom Lynch

BeagzBoyz

Hey community,

What sort of score are people expecting to get round 8? I've got a predicted 1900 before I've made trades. Just wondering where that stands or if I should go BANG BANG and get it up another hundred or two

Gab

i reckon 1900 is your par score, thats about 100 to every player in your best 18 including double score from your captain, but with the elite midfielders out this week, might bring that score down a touch!!

matt

thanks gab, really appreciated your input here,

Captain joc

I think 1900 is excellent for rd8 bye
I reckon par could be 16-1750

Dean

You obviously have some decent players that are playing to have a prediction of 1900 for this round. Think about this hard, the bye rounds are the always the easiest rounds to win the weekly $1,000 cash for the player who scores the highest points of the round.

My prediction is a crappy 1100, If my prediction was anywhere near 1900 I would be making the 3 trades and hoping to win the $1,000 cash.

Mick

I need some advice please! Was planning to upgrade McDonald and Dunstan to Fyfe and O'Rourke this round. Also trade Mitchell as he's injured and may not be back til after Round 10. Was planning NOT to trade AT ALL Round 9, and 2 trades Round 10 to get Selwood in. Have 18 trades left start of Round 8 before trades. Bringing Fyfe and O'Rourke in means two players not affected by Round 8 bye (trading McDonald and Dunstan is one Round 8 bye player, one injured player who's peaked) but understandably Fyfe will be out Round 10.

Thoughts? Advice?

Azmataz

Why O'Rourke? I would go Mitchell to Murphy at bargain price and will bank you $50k in the process. Have you got Jobe?

Mikey

I was getting in O'Rourke as a downgrade to make cash to use to get Fyfe? I had Murphy til a few weeks ago, traded him based on his poor scores then he goes bezerk with 140+ scores, feel a bit sheepish bringing him back in. So you reckon Murphy over Fyfe? Wouldn't I be better off trading Mitchell for another good defender?

Mikey

oh Rob Murphy?? .. thought you meant Marc sorry

Azmataz

Yeah I mean Bob Murphy. He is a proven premum and should be in Top 10 defenders by year end. Gutted about trading out Mark Murphy! I've have Libba and was slightly considering trading him after a few bad scores but glad I didn't.

I think Bob is as good an option as any (bar maybe McVeigh) and is cheap.

KALE

anyone thought of harry taylor for next week. 388k with by this week. price going DOWN

Kev

on my radar

Jay

Andrew Walker or Kade Simpson?

hmmmmm

simpson been a gun

Matt

key word been, is he now?

matt

walker

Azmataz

Simpson. Walker is a spud

Kris

Simspon – more reliable.

chandanrajdb

Hello Community,

I am now ranked 145 overall…..which is the best ever ranking achieved in my short Supercoach experience….I am very very happy with this and would like to thank the whole Jock Reynolds community for the help and advise provided….I know it is too early in the season and anything can happen!!…..

My score on the weekend was my second highest SC score I have ever scored….which was 2507 and yes with S Mitchell on ground with his score of 9 points….my highest ever score is 2521 which my team scored in the Grand final last season……

Now I am in need of community's thoughts / advise on my trade plans this week…..i wouldn't have done any trades this week if S Mitchell was OK to play…which now means i will have only have 17 players available for RD 8 round, considering Langford and Dunstan will be named this week…..if not I know I am stuffed……

My Team Currently, Team name "TITANS"

DEF:
S Mitchell, D Swallow, J MaCveigh, M Hibberd, M Suckling, W Langford, T Cutler, A Georgiou

MID:
G Ablett, S Pendlebury, D Beams, T Libba, J Watson, J Polec, L Dunston, N Robertson, J Aish, T Langdon

RUCKS
A Sandilands, S Jacobs, D Currie, M King

FWD:
P Dangerfield, D Martin, J Roughead, C Rioli, S Higging, JKH, A Fasolo, S Lloyd

I have $186,400 in the warchest…

My current BYE Structure is, Players Out

Round 8 – total of 11 (12 players – M King Will not be playing anyways) – 1 Def, 4 MID, 3 Ruck, 4 FWD

Round 9 – total of 8 (9 players – M King Will not be playing anyways) – 3 Def, 2 MID, 1 Ruck, 3 FWD

Round 10 – total of 11 – 4 Def, 4 MID, 2 Ruck, 1 FWD

My Trades Options I am considering this week are….

Option-1:
OUT: S Mitchell
IN: A Walker

Will be left with $194,900….

I know this is a sideways trade, but I am happy with this one since Mitchell is injured and he might be out for 4 weeks at least (Hawks are saying it is 2-3 weeks, but if you look at the Hawks draw they will be playing GWS in RD11, I am very very doubtful that they will bring in S Mitchell against GWS)….I will be bringing him into my team once he comes back and bottoms out (upgrade him for a rookie)…..Thoughts would be appreciated on this comment here….

Option – 2:

OUT: S Mitchell
IN: K Simpson

Will be left with $175,100 in the warchest….

My thoughts is same as above with regards to A Walker…..

Option – 3:
OUT: S Mitchell
IN: L Dahlahus (by swaping Mitchell and Langdon and then trading out Mitchell, swap Dusty or Danger to MID and bring in L Dahlahus)

Will be left with $179,600 in the warchest…..

Option – 4:
OUT: S Mitchell
IN: L Parker
Will be left with $177,900 in the warchest…..

Option – 5:
Out S Mitchell
IN: R Shaw
Will be left with $282,800 in the warchest….
This Option I am not really sure, will R Shaw hold his value if he does then it will just be a swap for S Mitchell once he bottoms out or will he be a keeper come season end….

Need to make my every trade I make Count…..Have got only 20 trades left……

I know my comment is very very long….I had to explain what I am thinking by sharing my thoughts as well…

Any comments / thoughts / advice would be much appreciated…..

Cheers Community,
Raj……

matt

option 1 or 2

The Ranger

Top work Raj!! It doesn't sound like you need much advice but here goes….
Parker would be my choice.
Not convinced Shaw will keep up the good scores and he has a bad history of injuries.
I like Dalhaus but he's gonna give you the odd crappy score.
Simpson and Walker are good but both are playing for a pretty ordinary side.
Thats my five cents worth.
Best of luck!

MightyDonsFC

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GarglesnarfFC

Brilliant planning! I like option 2 or 3

Danners16

I like option 3 as Dahlhaus has turned it on recently, but I do like the look of R.Shaw as well, 3 100's in a row.

Kris

You should be giving most of us advice.

Anyways I Don't like Shaw.
Id prefer Simpson over Walker. Walker has a lot of brain fades and can go missing.
And I like Dahlhaus over Parker.

And by the looks of it getting a defender would be better.

Wouldnt be interested in Johnson [Freo] whilst hes still under 500k?

Tommykwr

Definitely not option 5
Probably 5 is the best option

chandanrajdb

I think I will be going with Option – 3…..

Cheers,
Raj….

Dean

Firstly well done that's awesome. Have you also considered trading out MITCHELL for JOSH P KENNEDY, If you done this it would leave you with $102,900 in your warchest.

I just think JPK is allot more reliable then Parker or Dahlhaus for that matter.

Below shows there Average, Price and there scores this year.
PARKER $501,500 Avg/102 Scores: 95-87-131-91-98-114
DAHLHAUS $460,800 Avg/105 Scores: 93-104-59-126-128
KENNEDY $583,900 Avg/115 Scores: 91-109-110-120-144-105

As you can see KENNEDY has a much higher average and above all, he is allot more consistent.

Good luck regardless of who you chose mate, your doing blood awesome. Keep it up.

Dean

I also forgot to mention FYFE

$585,700 FYFE Avg/119 Scores: 122-118-109-134-112

chandanrajdb

Hi Dean,

Thanks for your comment above mate….much appreciated…..

My trades this week as it stands is….

OUT: S Mitchell & A Fasolo….

IN: A Walker & L Dalahaus….
$20k remaining in the warchest….

Cheers.
Raj…..

Simon T

Hi everyone

Would like some advice regarding bye strategy. Sitting at 2-3 in leagues only one game outside the eight. Have lost the last two and injuries have meant that I will only have 14 players available. At this stage will be OK for R9 but will have only 17 available for RD10. Do I cope another heavy defeat this week and save the trades for next week or do I make a couple of trades in the hope of scraping over the line and keeping up with the top 8.

Derek

Must focus on having the best team by around week 16. No point in making top 8 if you don’t have good team

Bray

Thoughts in Jono O’Rouke.?

MightyDonsFC

Played alright first game, shocking 2nd. GWS have some players to fit back in so he needs to play a good game this week to keep his spot

Bray

Billy Hartung?

MightyDonsFC

Will get a few weeks, then probably dropped to VFL as hawks get some midfielders back

Bray

Would you reccomemd getting him in for the likes of lmac.?

Danners16

I like B.Hartung a lot, but if S.Mitchell is out of while, his 26 disposal performance might mean he will be in there for a while. Another one would be B.Acres, he would have very good job security since he is at St.Kilda.

MightyDonsFC

Agreed, hartung and acres pick of the rookie mids atm. Smokey ben newton

Bray

Just read that Sam Mitchell is out for 8 weeks

MightyDonsFC
Bray

That’s going to hurt, what do you reccomemd.?

MightyDonsFC

I don't have him, but I feel for all those who do because there are no rookies to downgrade to so you will have to sideways.

Bray

I went Birchal, thoughts?

MightyDonsFC

Already have him, expect him to be at least top 15 defenders by the end of the year

akka

what baout hodge? two tons last 2 weeks. will he score 90+ from here on

MightyDonsFC

Yeah, can't see you going wrong with birchall, hodge, Burgoyne etc

Kris

dang! really didnt want to get rid of mitchell. I thought McDonald was my biggest problem. Maybe I shouldve held onto Suckling last week,..

Any Suggestion on any decent moves?

Def – Mitchell, McDonald, McVeigh, Simpson, Swallow, Laidler, Webster, Langdon

MightyDonsFC

How much cash do you have?

Kris

467k

MightyDonsFC

How's your teams bye situation looking?

Kris

def – swallow McV mitchell simpson langdon mcdonald webster laidler
mid – Ablett, pendle, macrae, libba, polec, dunstan, kelly, taylor, crouch, beams
ruck – Sandi West Currie Thurlow
fwd – Danger, Zorko, Dahl, Martin, JKH, Gimpey, Lloyd, Fasolo

so outs are —> rd 8 – 12, rd 9 – 8, rd 10 – 10

Im thinking of holding Gimpey take the cash hit whilst I wait for Riewoldts price to plummet again (has a BE of 200 odd). And the gimp should also be playing this week.

And remove Mitchell and maybe McDonald. And bring in someone like Walker maybe just to balance byes a little more. I do also like Johnson. If only bartel didnt have a rd 8 bye. Also have Hanley on my radar down the track.

Captain joc

Bob Murphy anyone?

SCaddict

Yes I'm exploring that option myself as an upgrade for LMac. Weighing him up against 1AW who costs another $30K more.

Kris

I think I'd fork the extra out for Walker. Both will have ups and downs. But I think Walker has more of a chance to hit some huge scores – which if your in a tight good league, that could be the difference between a win and a loss.

Captain joc

Yeah I think he is a lock for smitch – bob Murphy

Captain joc

Yes that could be true but Murphy looks consistent but walker will be very inconsistent

Pompous Git

Scores of – 118, 110, 89, 90, 64, 92, 84 AVG 91 3rnd Avg 80.

He just doesn’t seem like a top 10 defender to me, I suppose he could make a solid D6, but if you stretch a few more $$$ there are better point per $$$ options like Hurn/Simpson/Birchall for not much more.

Luke

Every chance that Birchall can be tagged now

GarglesnarfFC

Well that sux, gone for 8 and $60k with him. I need to trade down for cash next week, Schoenmakers at $260k is a stop gap option. Gives me $240k plus he should go up $100k or so over the next 4-6 games, otherwise I go Hibberd and burn $25k means I can't get both Pendles and Selwood next week. Is there a good option in between these two? Cutler?

Kris

Any one like the shoemaker? as a short term investment to replace Mitchell? Him and Birchall should get more of the ball with Lake and Mitchell out for a while

Michael

I do short term but got shot down as him being too inconsistent. Personally I think he’ll make enough $$$ to be a worthwhile option.

Luke

I wouldnt burn a trade to bring him in just yet. Wait to see how he plays this week, especially since his role may change again with no lake and SMitchell

Ben

Need to cash in macdonald, any ideas for who I should trade in, needs to be a defender because I don't a dp in my midfield. Thanks guys.

Azmataz

Murphy is a proven consistent premium worth considering

LukTon

I think he means to generate cash

Sorry mate, but unfortunately there's not a whole lot on offer. I'm in the same boat, and I've decided to trade in Joel Tippett, although I don't like his job security. He will net you around $170k, but just don't expect him to play much more footy.

Even if you can't swing anyone from the midfield into your defense, I feel it's still a valid trade for this reason – there are a lot of dipping premiums that are ripe for the plucking, and if your strategy is to take one of these guys, I think that takes priority over the right rookie to downgrade to.

Hope this helps buddy, good luck!

Danners16

Hey guys, not a good week for me, the Relton Roberts curse has effected me 2 weeks in a row now. I was ranked in the top 1000 but now I'm back about 4500.
Def-S.Mitchell, D.Swallow, M.Jaensch, C.Hampton, T.Langdon, L.McDonald (J.Laidler, T.Cutler)
Mid-G.Ablett, D.Beams, M.Murphy, N.Jones, L.Shuey, R.Griffen, J.Polec, J.Kelly (H.Cunningham, L.Taylor)
Ruck-A.Sandilands, S.Jacobs (F.Thurlow, T.Derickx)
Fwd-P.Dangerfield, L.Parker, N.Riewoldt, D.Zorko, D.Martin, S.Lloyd (A.Fasolo, J.Impey)
$99,500 in the bank
I have a few trades on my mind but I want to see what you guys think.
S.Mitchell is a definite out since he is out for 8 weeks
Thanks

Kris

I like the look of your team – got some unique picks.

Any more word on jaensch's injury? Suspected broken ribs last I heard.
McVeigh would prob be my first choice for mitchell. and his DPP is a bonus. He should be a keeper all season.
Though If you'd prefer a cheaper option, Johnson (480k) has been one I've been keen on lately (don't know how a return of ibbottson would effect his output though). Or Birchall (450k) should get some more of the ball with Mitchell out.

wes

Hi Community!!!!
Hope you all are well!

After your thoughts on the best cash cows around, who don't have a rd 8 bye.
Considering my strategy was a 'stuff the bye', type, I am stuffed this week and want to take advantage by building up some cash.
I rekcon first comment could be, don't trade if you don't have to… after thoughts.
Who is going to make the most $$ from rd 8 or rd 8 + 9 preferably

cheers

Azmataz

Hartung is the only rookie worth bringing in IMO

Luke

Is Jackson Merret injured

MightyDonsFC

No

shallots

no he is just weak, pathetic and lacks effort or a heart.

Michael

Steady on, what AFL team do YOU play for?

Roadkill Warrior

So you’re a big fan?

Kris

Impey has a BE of 77 and keeps getting the vest. BUT he is playing this week.
Trade or hold? (for league win)

Also have issues with Mitchell and McDonald

Emma

I am trading impey to Lloyd

Faz

wheres the downvote button

Kris

My only thought at the moment is if Ambrose gets named this week ill kick the gimp to the side.

Brandon2416

need a premo defender for mitchell $$ doesnt matter at all.
Who is the best premo already got mcveigh,swallow,enright

MightyDonsFC

Bartel

Brandon2416

what about hibberd

Kris

Love Bartel – would switch out for mitchell if he didnt have a bye this rd.
Hibberd has had a good year and has a SC friendly game. Though Im being cautious about essendon players for the next 4 weeks just because the asada farce SHOULD be either ending or issuing infraction notices.

Dom

Trade Wright?

yes I do hav bacon

G o r n gooorn

Billy

If Mumford isnt named this week would it be smart to trade down to Jamar(rnd 10 bye) and pocket the 140k?

can jamar keep pumping out 90+??

MightyDonsFC

I'd go for a safer option in lobbe, last time Jamar completed a full season was 2010 and he averaged 82.3

Liam

Bugger Lobbe, go Patty Ryder, tonned up 3 times in a row. Lobbe has tonned up what…twice all year??! He is very overated.

Lachie

Who should i trade for mitchell? Can't afford guys like hibberd or mcveigh. Is malceski a relevant option or should i wait till i downgrade next round as i am in a pretty weak league and that extra score may not be needed. Thoughts?

Danners16

L.Hodge, S.Burgoyne are good options

Kenny Powers

Had Malcescki from the start and he has been very solid despite Sydney's up and down form. Easily in the top 12 defenders at the end of the season for mine.

Azmataz

Murphy is underpriced and should be top10 defenders at year end

Pat

gday all, will be trading out mike pyke this week, but who for, would love some input on who we reckon is the perfect swap for pike!!
Also i have 125k in the warchest !!!

Kris

Could look at a Derickx or Longer so your not outve pocket. Since Pyke and Hickey are injured. Help you earn some money until some ruck options start to show some good consistency.

Tommykwr

If Natanui can score well he is cheap

Emma

I have the same issue will be trading him for Derick to make quick cash then upgrade Derick to Goldy round 10

Billy

goldstein had dropped fown to 475k. good pickup.
or mark jamar 420k and a good POD. but care cos he is injury prone

Tommykwr

Patty Ryder is another if he stays fit

Derek

Zac smith is available to play round 9. Because he was on long term injury list, must wait until after round 8. Suns have bye this week. Injury to Nicole will see smith straight into side

Danners16

Hi guys again, I don't know about it but I was thinking that I could answer your questions for about 30min each night. Give a like if it is a good idea. It could start tonight

Gab

yer mate that sounds great, would love your input for my team, and im sure the community would oblige!!

Danners16

Thanks I appreciate it, I will probably start tomorrow night

Nic

Hey everyone,
Just wondering who you would reccomend to downgrade for L.Mac. Preferably a round 9 bye player in either the midfield or defence.

Thinking Acres, Hartung or Newton. Cant find anyone in defence

Thanks in advance

MightyDonsFC

Hey community, I think we can agree that there's no good defensive rookies left. Because of this should we focus our attention on building our premium defence before bringing in our discounted selwoods, goddards, griffins etc?

Derek

There are no defence Rookies. Closest i can see is Shoenmaker.

The other option is Fuller who is bound to get game time later in year, surely….

Danners16

So you are saying that Joel Tippett is not a good defensive rookie?

Kris

Tippet is on the bubble. BUT he doesnt have much JS. Might not even get named for his next game.
Not to mention his SC output is not turning heads. SC Gold predicts if he gets another 40 he only goes up 20k.
Waste of a trade imo.

If your after cash youll have better results waiting for ambrose or honeychurch bock etc

MightyDonsFC

Yes, falls in the gardiner boat

OzSonic

Doggies fan here and I doubt we'll see Fuller much at, if at all. Been very disappointing in the VFL so far.

Kris

unfortunately I agree. For now anyways. Thats why McDonald getting the vest and mitchell injured has hurt soo many teams.

Beady Eye

Even that is hard this week – not a whole lot of premium defenders to get in besides Simpson, maybe Hanley (but his price is about to crash).