Round 13 Supercoach Scouting Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on

VonCrow_smallHowdy folks and welcome to our Round 13 Supercoach Scouting Report.

We’re at the halfway point of the AFL season now, and for many, getting into the most important part of the Supercoach season as we begin to lock down our final teams and try to solidify our positions, in both league and rank play. Round 12 ended up being a bit up and down for some, with some poor scores coming in the backlines from usually reliable players like Swallow, Simpson, Jaensch and Enright, but also some very good scores from our forward line, as players like Jarryd Roughead, Drew Petrie, Tom Hawkins and Chad Wingard turned their seasons around with scores of 100+. Anyway, enough talk from me, lets get moving onto Round 13!

Also, remember to look out for the red and green Supercoach scores, RED = bad, GREEN = good which may help you out when it comes to picking your captains for the week

First up as always is our Top 10 Supercoach Score for Round 12

1. Jarryd Roughead – 184 Supercoach Points (10 points)
2. Todd Goldstein – 166 Supercoach Points (9 points)
3. Aaron Sandilands – 154 Supercoach Points (8 points)
4. Bryce Gibbs – 153 Supercoach Points (7 points)
5. Hamish Hartlett – 152 Supercoach Points (6 points)
6. Matthew Lobbe – 150 Supercoach Points (5 points)
7. Gary Ablett – 149 Supercoach Points (4 points)
8. Lynden Dunn / Brent Harvey – 145 Supercoach Points (3 points)
9. David Zaharakis – 142 Supercoach Points (2 points)
10. Robbie Gray – 140 Supercoach Points (1 point)

Impressive effort from Port, with 3 players in the Top 10 this week! And that’ll leave our Top 10 Supercoach rankings for the year at

1. Gary Ablett – 55 Points (8 appearances)
2. Tom Liberatore – 25 Points (4 appearances)
3. Joel Selwood (4 appearances) / Marc Murphy (3 appearances) – 22 Points
4. Brent Harvey / Travis Boak / Leigh Montagna – 21 Points (3 appearances each)
5. Scott Pendlebury – 20 Points (3 appearances)
6. Steve Johnson / Tom Rockliff – 19 Points (4 appearances each)
7. Adam Treloar / Patrick Dangerfield – 18 Points (2 appearances each)
8. Jobe Watson (2 appearances) / Josh P Kennedy (3 appearances) – 17 Points
9. Shane Mumford – 15 Points (2 appearances)
10. Aaron Sandilands / Callan Ward / Jarryd Roughead – 14 Points (2 appearances)

Brent Harvey jumps up to 4th position with his Round 12 score, with Aaron Sandilands and Jarryd Roughead now sneaking into equal 10th with their 2nd appearances in the Top 10 list for the year. Gary Ablett has also made a welcome return to the Top 10 rankings for the week, now putting him with double the amount of top 10 scores than the next best efforts from the likes of Libba, Stevie J and Rockliff.


Carlton VS Hawthorn

Friday, June 13th, 7:50pm @ MCG

Carlton Betting Odds: Win @ $5.20
Hawthorn Betting Odds: Win @ $1.17

Last time they met: Round 13, 2013- Carlton LOST TO Hawthorn – 87-102
Key scores: Bryce Gibbs 132, Chris Judd 128, Lance Franklin 124, Brock McLean 122

Key players:

Marc Murphy

Price – $549,600 – Avg 111 – BE 85
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 12, 2013: 22, Rd 22, 2011: 112, Rd 9, 2010: 119
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 6 games, 83.50 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 105.11 Supercoach Points, High Score of 187

Bryce Gibbs

Price – $558,400 – Avg 107 – BE 108
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 12, 2013: 132, Rd 14, 2012: 102, Rd 22, 2011: 102
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 6 games, 93.33 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 93.89 Supercoach Points, High Score of 150

Kade Simpson

Price – $583,900 – Avg 106 – BE 161
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 12, 2013: 113, Rd 14, 2012: 63, Rd 22, 2011: 132
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 8 games, 87.13 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 98.48 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156

Jarryd Roughead

Price – $478,700 – Avg 95 – BE 50
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 12, 2013: 92, Rd 14, 2012: 112, Rd 9, 2010: 101
Total VS Carlton Averages: 6 games, 109.50 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 86.51 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

Shaun Burgoyne

Price – $469,300 – Avg 98 – BE 132
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 12, 2013: 65, Rd 14, 2012: 80, Rd 22, 2011: 61
Total VS Carlton Averages: 8 games, 92.0 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 86.61 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137

Luke Hodge

Price – $453,300 – Avg 89 – BE 91
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 12, 2013: 91, Rd 22, 2011: 92, Rd 9, 2010: 136
Total VS Carlton Averages: 7 games, 117.86 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 98.36 Supercoach Points, High Score of 188

Captain Pick(s):

Gibbs has been on a bit of a roll lately with two scores of 150+ in the last month. Scored a very nice score last time these teams met, so it will be interesting to see if he can continue his high scoring ways. Rougheads average of 109.5 is his highest average against any side in the AFL and outside of the expansion teams, only one of two sides he averages 100+ against (the other being St Kilda). Hawkins scored 127 against Carlton last week, so maybe he’s a chance for 2 big games in a row? Perhaps a pick for those who like to take risks with their VC picks.


Richmond VS Fremantle

Saturday, June 14th, 1:45pm @ MCG

Richmond Betting Odds: Win @ $4.50
Fremantle Betting Odds: Win @ $1.20

Last time they met: Round 17, 2013 – Richmond BEAT Fremantle – 84-57
Key scores: Alex Rance 147, Trent Cotchin 137, Shaun Grigg 115, Tendai Mzungu 113

Key players:

Trent Cotchin

Price – $486,500 – Avg 98 – BE 123
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 17, 2013: 137, Rd 5, 2013: 144, Rd 21, 2012: 122
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 8 games, 108.13 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 100.04 Supercoach Points, High Score of 175

Brett Deledio

Price – $486,900 – Avg 94 – BE 136
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 17, 2013: 64, Rd 5, 2013: 102, Rd 21, 2012: 104
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 9 games, 100.33 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 101.65 Supercoach Points, High Score of 172

Ivan Maric

Price – $522,600 – Avg 75 – BE 163
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 17, 2013: 111 Rd 5, 2013: 83, Rd 21, 2012: 80
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 10 games, 69.20 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 99.20 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159

Aaron Sandilands

Price – $574,100 – Avg 119 – BE 86
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 21, 2013: 117, Rd 11, 2012: 5, Rd 7, 2011: 162
Total VS Richmond Averages: 8 games, 98.13 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 88.22 Supercoach Points, High Score of 162

Nathan Fyfe

Price – $557,300 – Avg 114 – BE 148
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 17, 2013: 88, Rd 5, 2013: 93, Rd 21, 2012: 77
Total VS Richmond Averages: 5 games, 86.60 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 91.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 110

David Mundy

Price – $526,900 – Avg 102 – BE 120
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 17, 2013: 81, Rd 5, 2013: 63, Rd 11, 2012: 117
Total VS Richmond Averages: 10 games, 89.0 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 92.54 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129

Captain Pick(s):

Trent Cotchin had two very good games against the Dockers in 2013; however his form this year makes him very difficult to trust with your VC/C selections. Sandilands scored very well against Sam Jacobs last week and I think he has the chance to put up another good score against Ivan Maric who’s still finding his way back into AFL form.


Sydney VS Pt Adelaide

Saturday, June 14th, 2:10pm @ SCG

Sydney Betting Odds: Win @ $1.44
Port Adelaide Betting Odds: Win @ $2.80

Last time they met: Round 13, 2013 – Sydney LOST TO Port Adelaide – 54-72
Key scores: Robbie Gray 124, Matthew Broadbent 123, Kieran Jack 122, Brad Ebert 119

Key players:

Josh P. Kennedy

Price – $657,000 – Avg 123 – BE 152
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 13, 2013: 107, Rd 3, 2012: 113, Rd 8, 2011: 140
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 5 games, 101.0 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: 108.16 Supercoach Points, High Score of 157

Jarrad McVeigh

Price – $545,800 – Avg 105 – BE 125
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 13, 2013: 98, Rd 3, 2012: 63, Rd 8, 2011: 121
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 91.38 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: 90.03 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158

Lance Franklin

Price – $460,900 – Avg 82 – BE 97
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 11, 2012: 113, Rd 21, 2011: 162, Rd 7, 2011: 114
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 9 games, 84.44 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: 92.29 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

Robbie Gray

Price – $569,100 – Avg 111 – BE 91
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 13, 2013: 124, Rd 3, 2012: 59, Rd 8, 2011: 39
Total VS Sydney Averages: 4 games, 76.0 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: 60.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 82

Travis Boak

Price – $548,800 – Avg 105 – BE 81
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 3, 2012: 80, Rd 8, 2011: 117, Rd 12, 2010: 83
Total VS Sydney Averages: 4 games, 81.75 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: 82.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 117

Chad Wingard

Price – $401,600 – Avg 81 – BE 118
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 13, 2013: 103, Rd 3, 2012: 42
Total VS Sydney Averages: 2 games, 72.5 Supercoach Points
@ SCG Averages: N/A

Captain Pick(s):

Hard to say no to JPK in this one, who has been in terrific form with an average of 135 over his last 5 games. Robbie Gray has also had a fantastic month of football with an average of 120 over his last 5 games. He’s the slightly riskier pick here, but has shown in the past this year he can put up a score of 130-140 if he has a really good game.


West Coast VS GC Suns

Saturday, June 14th, 2:40pm @ Patersons Stadium

West Coast Betting Odds: Win @ $1.60
Gold Coast Betting Odds: Win @ $2.35

Last time they met: Round 19, 2013 – West Coast BEAT Gold Coast – 130-113
Key scores: Dean Cox 149, Bradd Dalziell 130, Sharrod Wellingham 128, Mark Hutchings 127

Key players:

Nic Naitanui

Price – $422,000 – Avg 78 – BE 23
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 14, 2012: 116, Rd 11, 2011: 78
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 2 games, 97.0 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 90.37 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185

Matt Priddis

Price – $578,000 – Avg 107 – BE 123
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 14, 2012: 117, Rd 11, 2011: 117
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 2 games, 117.0 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 104.99 Supercoach Points, High Score of 188

Dean Cox

Price – $487,800 – Avg 92 – BE 152
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 19, 2013: 149, Rd 14, 2012: 134, Rd 11, 2011: 166
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 149.67 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 105.32 Supercoach Points, High Score of 190

Gary Ablett

Price – $679,200 – Avg 142 – BE 127
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 19, 2013: 100, Rd 14, 2012: 87, Rd 11, 2011: 154
Total VS West Coast Averages: 8 games, 126.75 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 132.73 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185

David Swallow

Price – $504,700 – Avg 105 – BE 113
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 19, 2013: 94, Rd 11, 2011: 66
Total VS West Coast Averages: 2 games, 80.0 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 98.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 127

Dion Prestia

Price – $549,300 – Avg 108 – BE 130
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 19, 2013: 93, Rd 11, 2011: 54
Total VS West Coast Averages: 2 games, 73.50 Supercoach Points
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 76.75 Supercoach Points, High Score of 103

Captain Pick(s):

Ablett has had two poor showings in a row against the West Coast and I’m sure the trip from the Gold Coast to Perth won’t be a huge help either. Still, it’s Gary bloody Ablett, so if there’s someone who can turn around and then go score 140+, it’ll be him. Dean Cox has absolutely slaughtered the Gold Coast every time he’s faced them, but his form this year makes that look unlikely of happening again. Nic Nat however has started to turn his year around, so maybe he’ll be the one to post a big score? Another VC pick for those who like to take a risk.


Adelaide VS Nth Melbourne

Saturday, June 14th, 7:10pm @ Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Betting Odds: Win @ $1.80
North Melbourne Betting Odds: Win @ $2.00

Last time they met: Round 20, 2013 – Adelaide BEAT North Melbourne – 79-70
Key scores: Rory Sloane 180, Sam Jacobs 133, Richard Douglas / Daniel Wells 124, Sam Gibson / Ben Cunnington 113

Key players:

Patrick Dangerfield

Price – $569,400 – Avg 110 – BE 170
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 20, 2013: 101, Rd 9, 2013: 123, Rd 13, 2012: 100
Total VS North Melbourne: Averages: 6 games, 88.0 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 122.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 192

Rory Sloane

Price – $553,300 – Avg 112 – BE 85
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 20, 2013: 180, Rd 9, 2013: 72, Rd 13, 2012: 106
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 4 games, 113.50 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 113.50 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136

Taylor Walker

Price – $355,700 – Avg 76.25 – BE 20
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 13, 2012: 105, Rd 8, 2010: 85, Rd 12, 2009: 64
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 3 games, 84.67 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 101.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

Brent Harvey

Price – $578,200 – Avg 111 – BE 81
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 20, 2013: 43, Rd 9, 2013: 78, Rd 13, 2012: 79
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 80.38 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Nick Dal Santo

Price – $548,900 – Avg 111 – BE 138
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 9, 2013: 97, Rd 12, 2012: 130, Rd 6, 2011: 150
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 10 games, 120.30 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Drew Petrie

Price – $356,600 – Avg 65 – BE 49
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 20, 2013: 74, Rd 9, 2013: 115, Rd 13, 2012: 98
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 89.38 Supercoach Points
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Captain Pick(s):

Brent Harvey seems to always get the tagger against Adelaide, so I imagine we could see Sam Kerridge lined up on him this week, meaning he may have another sub par score coming his way. You could probably flip a coin between Sloane and Dangerfield here, Danger does have a good run of scores at Adelaide Oval to his name this year, and I’m sure he’ll want to bounce back after an average performance against Fremantle. Goldstein VS Jacobs will be an interesting matchup, Goldstein spanked him in the Rd 9 clash in 2013, however Jacobs got the better of Goldy in their next matchup in Round 20.


Brisbane VS GWS Giants

Saturday, June 14th, 7:40pm @ The Gabba

Brisbane Betting Odds: Win @ $1.33
GWS Betting Odds: Win @ $3.30

Last time they met: Round 21, 2013 – Brisbane BEAT GWS – 123-63
Key scores: Joel Patfull 127, Sam Mayes 125, Stephen Coniglio 120, Daniel Rich 118

Key players:

Tom Rockliff

Price – $647,200 – Avg 125 – BE 101
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 21, 2013: 105, Rd 8, 2012: 146
Total VS GWS Averages: 2 games, 125.50 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 109.51 Supercoach Points, High Score of 182

Jack Redden

Price – $536,400 – Avg 107 – BE 68
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 21, 2013: 97, Rd 8, 2012: 90
Total VS GWS Averages: 2 games, 93.50 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 91.74 Supercoach Points, High Score of 149

Pearce Hanley

Price – $439,800 – Avg 90 – BE 46
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 21, 2013: 55, Rd 8, 2012: 122
Total VS GWS Averages: 2 games, 88.50 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 87.40 Supercoach Points, High Score of 160

Shane Mumford

Price – $553,600 – Avg 120 – BE 92
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 6, 2013: 75, Rd 15, 2012: 63, Rd 24, 2011: 70
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 6 games, 69.67 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 61.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 61

Adam Treloar

Price – $540,400 – Avg 114 – BE 76
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 21, 2013: 90, Rd 8, 2012: 84
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 2 games, 87.0 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 87.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 90

Callan Ward

Price – $588,500 – Avg 115 – BE 75
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 21, 2013: 53, Rd 8, 2012: 103, Rd 2, 2011: 82
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 4 games, 73.50 Supercoach Points
@ The Gabba Averages: 69.67 Supercoach Points, High Score of 103

Captain Pick(s):

Mumford is yet to recapture the terrific form he showed before his knee injury, however going up against Stefan Martin may be the week for him to post another 130+ score. Tom Rockliff is always an option too, so I wouldn’t hesitate to slap a VC/C on him here either.


Geelong VS St Kilda

Sunday, June 15th, 1:10pm @ Simonds Stadium

Geelong Betting Odds: Win @ $1.02
St Kilda Betting Odds: Win @ $14.00

Last time they met: Round 18, 2013 – Geelong BEAT St Kilda – 137-36
Key scores: Joel Selwood 151, Steven Motlop 149, Tom Hawkins 128, Nathan Vardy 125

Key players:

Joel Selwood

Price – $562,900 – Avg 117 – BE 117
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 18, 2013: 151, Rd 21, 2012: 81, Rd 1, 2011: 24
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 5 games, 99.20 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 116.60 Supercoach Points, High Score of 175

Steven Johnson

Price – $516,300 – Avg 110 – BE 133
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 18, 2013: 120, Rd 21, 2012: 102, Rd 13, 2011: 83
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 8 games, 99.25 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 99.43 Supercoach Points, High Score of 199

Jimmy Bartel

Price – $550,400 – Avg 104 – BE 153
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 21, 2012: 79, Rd 13, 2011: 4, Rd 1, 2011: 127
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 7 games, 93.43 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 113.27 Supercoach Points, High Score of 184

Nick Riewoldt

Price – $393,700 – Avg 91 – BE 70
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 18, 2013: 71, Rd 13, 2011: 32, Rd 1, 2011: 86
Total VS Geelong Averages: 7 games, 96.14 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 71.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 71

Leigh Montagna

Price – $480,200 – Avg 102 – BE 142
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 18, 2013: 122, Rd 21, 2012: 96, Rd 1, 2011: 99
Total VS Geelong Averages: 9 games, 96.56 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 122.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 122

Jack Steven

Price – $499,300 – Avg 92 – BE 119
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 18, 2013: 113, Rd 21, 2012: 45, Rd 13, 2011: 83
Total VS Geelong Averages: 4 games, 83.50 Supercoach Points
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 113.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 113

Captain Pick(s):

Leigh Montagna started the year as a very good VC/C pick, but has slowly seen his scores fall as the Saints continue to struggle, something that will likely happen again here this week. Joel Selwood and Stevie J would be my picks here, although Stevie J has been pretty poor as of late he’s too good to continue that sort of form and I feel his breakthrough game is right around the corner. St Kilda seems like the perfect opportunity for him to have a really good game.


Collingwood VS Western Bulldogs

Sunday, June 15th, 3:20pm @ Etihad Stadium

Collingwood Betting Odds: Win @ $1.08
Western Bulldogs Betting Odds: Win @ $8.00

Last time they met: Round 12, 2013 – Collingwood BEAT Western Bulldogs – 99-65
Key scores: Dane Swan 149, Scott Pendlebury 135, Heath Shaw 136, Ryan Griffen 129

Key players:

Scott Pendlebury

Price – $638,800 – Avg 128 – BE 157
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 12, 2013: 145, Rd 6, 2012: 145, Rd 6, 2011: 103
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 7 games, 114.57 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 113.04 Supercoach Points, High Score of 162

Dane Swan

Price – $498,400 – Avg 95 – BE 122
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 12, 2013: 149, Rd 6, 2012: 112, Rd 6, 2011: 104
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 9 games, 118.78 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 115.67 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166

Dayne Beams

Price – $589,500 – Avg 120 – BE 121
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 6, 2012: 137, Rd 6, 2011: 68, Rd 15, 2009: 83
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 4 games, 83.75 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 96.67 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166

Tom Liberatore

Price – $637,500 – Avg 117 – BE 144
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 12, 2013: 108, Rd 6, 2012: 88, Rd 6, 2011: 74
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 3 games, 90.0 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 94.14 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159

Ryan Griffen

Price – $509,000 – Avg 91 – BE 144
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 12, 2013: 129, Rd 6, 2012: 152, Rd 6, 2011: 116
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 8 games, 96.25 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 94.24 Supercoach Points, High Score of 171

Matthew Boyd

Price – $583,200 – Avg 115 – BE 159
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 12, 2013: 98, Rd 6, 2012: 81, Rd 6, 2011: 108
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 9 games, 104.44 Supercoach Points
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 105.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164

Captain Pick(s):

Yikes, we could probably legit have 3-5 options here with Pendlebury, Beams, Swan, Liberatore, Griffen and Boyd all coming under consideration in this game. For most people it will likely come down to a pick between Pendlebury and Liberatore. Both Swan and Griffen put up fantastic scores last year, but have seen their scores take a bit of a hit this season, so I think most people will be skipping them, although they are options if you find yourself desperate.


Essendon VS Melbourne

Sunday, June 15th, 4:40pm @ MCG

Essendon Betting Odds: Win @ $1.35
Melbourne Betting Odds: Win @ $3.25

Last time they met: Round 2, 2013 – Essendon BEAT Melbourne – 184-36
Key scores: Jobe Watson 166, Dyson Heppell 149, Tom Bellchambers 144, Stewart Crameri 139

Key players:

Brendon Goddard

Price – $535,100 – Avg 102 – BE 123
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 2, 2013: 129, Rd 20, 2012: 77, Rd 5, 2012: 58
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 9 games, 101.67 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 101.26 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156

Patrick Ryder

Price – $526,500 – Avg 98 – BE 161
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 2, 2013: 88, Rd 10, 2012: 111, Rd 11, 2011: 65
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 7 games, 67.14 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 76.67 Supercoach Points, High Score of 134

Michael Hibberd

Price – $481,300 – Avg 97 – BE 109
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 2, 2013: 90, Rd 11, 2011: 89
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 2 games, 89.50 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 85.37 Supercoach Points, High Score of 124

Nathan Jones

Price – $522,500 – Avg 108 – BE 97
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 2, 2013: 80, Rd 10, 2012: 130, Rd 11, 2011: 85
Total VS Essendon Averages: 5 games, 82.20 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 86.18 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

Bernie Vince

Price – $468,400 – Avg 91 – BE 69
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 1, 2013: 51, Rd 19, 2012: 85. Rd 17, 2011: 89
Total VS Essendon Averages: 5 games, 78.80 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 88.18 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136

Lynden Dunn

Price – $462,700 – Avg 93 – BE 16
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 10, 2012: 48, Rd 15, 2010: 137, Rd 12, 2006: 72
Total VS Essendon Averages: 3 games, 85.67 Supercoach Points
@ MCG Averages: 73.66 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145

Captain Pick(s):

Watson will be a big out for the Bombers, so it’ll be interesting to see who fills the void there. Nathan Jones returned to his high scoring ways last week, something that he could repeat again here. Still, most people will likely have better options than what this game will provide.


For whatever reason I’m feeling slightly nervous about Gary Ablett this week, with his previous poor scores against WC and the trip to Perth on the cards. This week is probably scheduled perfectly however as I have plenty of options playing after the GC game with Selwood, Pendlebury, Swan and Rockliff all playing. With Melbourne being the last game of the round, it means my Max King C loophole is in full use for all the available games.

Normally I’d probably look at going with a JPK/Ablett combo, however they’re playing at the same time, so I’ll be looking at swapping things around and going at a Ablett as VC and Pendlebury as Captain this week with Max King ready and able to take the C off of Pendlebury should Ablett put up a score of 125+.

So, who will you guys be looking at making your VC/C picks this week? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow.

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Great stuff once again Barron!


Hey fellas which option should I do
Trade in
A) Kennedy(swans) and Shaw
B) Johnson and Swallow


I would go B


I'm not a big fan of Swallow, and haven't got him in this year (although at times I thought about it). SUNS have a very tough 4 weeks ahead of them with games against WCE (in perth), Cats, Hawks, and Pies. Someone like Swallow might find the going tough.


Wow Derek that's a bit harsh "Someonelike Swallow might find the going tough."
127 v Freo, 107 v Hawks, 130 v Crows, 135 v Tiges, 116 v Saints and last week against Sydney was his first score below 80 and only his 3rd below 100.
Next 4 eagles, cats, hawks again and pies, doesn't exactly loom as a challenge for him with Gaz and Prestia getting the tags. You should get on him now Derek before he costs as much as other defenders averaging 105


B for me too


I wanted to do Sandi–VC and Ablett–C but realised they are playing at the same time. Might go for Ablett–VC and Selwood-C

Saucy Bruce from Kew

They're not playing at the same time.


Freo at 1:45 and GC at 2:40, thats the same time to me

Saucy Bruce from Kew

That 2.40 is Perth time.


Ah, got ya. That makes it 4:10 which makes it way to close anyway.

Saucy Bruce from Kew

The first game starts at 1.45 AEST and the second game starts at 4.40 AEST, there is enough time to look at Sandi's score if you're near the computer. Good luck.


would you hold cotchin or tyson?




Hey guys I need some help with my trades this week
Option A)
OUT – T.Derickx IN – F.Thurlow
OUT- M.Crouch IN – S.Martin (via Shenton going into my mids)

Option B)
OUT – T.Derickx IN – R.Lobb
OUT – M.Crouch IN – L.Dahlhaus

If I go with option A it means that I can then upgrade Ambrose next week or the week after for a better premium and it gives me a better bench cover but I am a bit concerned about going a double downgrade this week and with Leunberger coming back in 4 weeks for Brisbane it might mean that Martin looses his spot. I can also choose any forward premium for option B under 480k. Thanks BCHawks

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Gday BC. I quite like opotion 1. Ticks a lot of boxes. Cash gen, swingsets, ruck cover. Wouldn't be to worried about Martins Job Security. Earlier in the Season they were playing West & Leuey. He just might not score as well when Leuey comes back. They don't have much to play for so I wouldn't expect them to rush Leuey back.


thanks mate I will probably do option A to.

The Ranger

The Piemans nailed it for me. Option A mate.

Jokers Wild

Out of those 2 I would go Option A but instead of Thurlow go Ben.Brown (Nth Melbourne) $117,300 FWD/RUC. He is on their Senior list, B Scott has mentioned him before & is a $1000 cheaper.


thanks man I will go with B.Brown!

The Garbo

I like option B more. 1) Crouch to Martin isn't much of a downgrade (you make 30k…) and he sure isn't a player you want on the field come finals. 2) Crouch has a good chance of being named this week. 3) We have only seen one game from Martin who has some more tough opponents in his next 5 games. Pulling the trigger to soon imo. 4) Ruck cover is good but having a premo on the field is better come finals

big aggots

A nasty donut awaits many a team unless they find cover in their rucks. Option A


Hibberd or Hanley ?




I prefer consistency in defence, which is why I would steer clear of Hanley and go Hibberd.


Hi everyone, would appreciate some thoughts on my team trade options.

Def Swallow, McVeigh, Bartel, Hanley, Burgoyne, Langdon (Langford,Georgiou)

Mid Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Jelwood, Libba, S.Gibson, Zorko, Shenton (O'Brien, Michie)

Rucks Sandi, Mummy, (Derickx, Currie)

Fwds Danger, Parker, Pav, Rough, Dahlhouse Fasolo (Ambrose,Cameron)

I have 14 trades and 137k

Option 1 Fasolo out Wingard in leaves me with approx 50k

Option 2 Fasolo out Zorko to Fwd, McVeigh to mid then Heath Shaw in leaves about 17k

I like the fact I have 50k left after option 1 but option 2 gives me fwd/mid and def/mid swing which will make getting Langford out easier, but leaves me short of cash again.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Hey Gilly. Have you considered Derickx to Thurlow & Fasolo to Stefan Martin. Youll pocket plenty of coin, & have some ruck cover. Should leave you with over 300K in the bank for next week.


Hey Pieman, I hadn’t thought of that trade. I had been looking at Derickx thinking of the potential cash to make but with Mummy and Sandi I haven’t been game. Will give it some serious thought. Thanks


I brought Stef Martin in last week as F7 to enable Thurlow to swap fwd and get Impey's 117 as emerg. But more importantly gives me insurance for Sandi if rested. Fingers crossed with his hammys.


Option 2 I reckon. That swing option is GOLD!


Thanks Azmataz, I think the def/mid swing is important option even it it only makes getting Langford out easier. That is I can either bring in a mid or def rookie. I was having another look last night and if I trade out Fasolo and Langdon, I can get Wingard and Heath Shaw which would leave Shenton as my only on field rookie

Any thoughts?


Hello Community,

Forced to do 2 trades this week as I have got both J Watson and M Johnson…….

I am thinking of the below trade options,

OUT: J Watson & M Johnson

Option – 1:
IN: JPK & P Hanley

Option – 2:
IN: C Ward & N Malcheski

Option – 3:
IN: Steve J & P Hanley

other Midfielders I am considering are R Gray, B Harvey, R Sloane…..

Thoughts would be much appreciated…..



Having trouble with the Johnson Trade aswell mate,, hold or let go???


IMO he has to go they say 4 to 6 weeks…..that is too long to have a Premo / cash sitting on your bench… my case I will be getting rid of him………

Hope this helps….


Itchy Nuts Pieman

One injury list say 1-2 weeks & the other says 4-6. Even 3 weeks is too long unless you have great cover. I think you have to trade him.


Stevie J and Malceski imo

Jokers Wild

Option 1 – JPK – Consistency. I don't think he has missed a game in about 5 years, proven SC gun in great form individually & the Swans are on a roll. Hanley – DPP, high ceiling & improving each year. Total investment $1096800

Option 2 – C Ward – Break out year & flying at the moment but bottom of the ladder team. N Malceski – Proven SC & also flying also at the moment but multiple knee reconstructions. Total investment $1124700

Option 3 – Stevie J. – X Factor. Massive ceiling, polled Brownlow votes last year against 6 of his last 11 opponents that he faces this year but has tendency to miss games. Hanley – DPP, high ceiling & improving each year. Total investment $956100

The top 10 ranked sides also have J Watson & will also be forced to trade but can they all afford to go JPK without making 2 trades.

Depending on how many trades you have left & if your a still going for overall, I would probably favour option 3 just over option 1 & then option 2.

Although, I think they are all solid options & at this stage of the season I would probably go with your gut feeling.


Hi Jokers,

Thanks for your time and your wisdom above mate…..much appreciated…

I think I will be going with C Ward & P Hanley at the moment……'

This is not confirmed yet may as well change before the lockout……


Jokers Wild

C Ward & P Hanley is another solid option & one that I considered when reading your original post.

I traded Hanley back into my team last week after trading him out earlier in the year when he was injured. He immediately repaid the faith with a 119 score after just about being knocked out in the first quarter. His price & upside is very hard to ignore.

Good luck with the choice you make & for the rest of the year…


Hey Raj, without seeing your team and knowing how much cash etc you had left I was going to suggest Ward and Hanley. Saves you some cash for later trades and should get similar output. Of your original options I would favour option 1 over option 2 with 3 last. Have you considered Heath Shaw instead of Hanley? I am looking at bringing him in this week (see above). Good luck with the decision.


Thanks Gilly for your comment / wisdom above mate….much appreciated…

I am also thinking of going Higgins to Zorko if Higgins isn't named this week and go for Ward in the midfield for watson and then keep Johnson for a week and get rid of him next week for Hanley…..which means Ward is a lock at the moment to come into my team and what will be my 2nd trade? it all depends on teams tonight…….

Heath Shaw is just too much of pain if he doesn't keep his head cool…will he be cool and composed for the rest of the season? that is big question mark on him… other words I am bit not sure on him to bring him in at this point of the season….not many trades left to take any risks / chances……





Gday community, should I hold M. Johnston in defence or trade out? any little advice will help make my decision.. Cheers

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Skindog see above. Andrew Walker could be a good option.


Depends a lot on who your D7 is. Can you live with your D7 on field for the next month or so? I only have Clay Cameron as backup so I know I couldn't live like that.

1 or 2 weeks yes but 4 or 5 weeks is a fairly long time to wait. And then there's always the risk that the recovery period gets drawn out further which will only exacerbate your frustration especially if you lose another defender during that time.

So I think most folk will move him on unless they have only 5 or 6 trades left and some decent bench cover.


Can someone please help me?


Can someone please help me?
I have Jobe Watson and there is obviously the mainstream trade of a Watson to Stevie J or a fyfe.
However, i was thinking of a more lift field pick like a Jack Redden, Travis Boak or Brad Ebert.
Out of all the players i have suggested who should i pick? Should i playe safe and get Stevie J? Or take a risk?

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Dont go SJ, youll regret it. Listen to the podcast tomorrow night to find out why.


Reckon you should keep it fairly simple and replace him with another elite.

I intend to bring in Stevie J for Jobe myself so will be putting my own money where my mouth is.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Even though he gets Crowley in week 1 of SC finals?


He could go back to selwood…

Itchy Nuts Pieman

It was a winning tactic last time so why would they?


Andrew Swallow from North? A potential 115-120 average player at a bargain price sub $490k. I have a gut feeling that he is going to come home strong and his ownership will increase majorly from the 0.5% who have got hime at the moment!

I am weary of Stevie J as he usually gets a week off with suspension…


I would pick Barlow or fyfe.


I have a problem with Watspn this week. Don't know whether to get in Callan Ward or Daniel Hannebery. Thoughts?

Itchy Nuts Pieman

If Ward played for a good team he'd everage 130. So I'd go Hannebury, quite unique.


I'm in the same boat with Watson, but can;

(a.) go up to JPK or Rockliff for points as I have sufficient cash,
(b.) go sideways to Sloane or Boomer because of their easy finals runs,
(c.) go sideways to Fyfe or Barlow because of their easy run up to the finals (but wary of 'resting'),
(d.) go sideways to Robbie Gray or down to Pearce Hanley (or Boomer) or Luke Parker for DPP, or
(e.) go down to 'Stephen' Johnson or Swan due to fallen premium status.

There are several other premiums who are over exciting on the arousal curve such as; Priddis, Gibbs, Kieran Jack, Treloar, Dal Santo etc. as well as Pieman's Ward and Hannebury.

At the moment, I'm thinking Brent Harvey due to both finals run and DPP eligibility (none of my on-field midfielders are DPPs although I have a lot of forwards and back who are).

Feedback would be appreciated.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Hey Cam, there are heaps of options. I'm leaning towards Sloane. Keep in mind Boomer doesn't score well against Adelaide. They always tag him. Only averages 80 agsinst them & a highest score of 106. Not the week for Boomer.


Need to trade billings out, zorko or wingard. Have 465k to spend if you have any have suggestions.
Thanks guys.


Both are viable options. Would also throw Buddy, Dixon, and even Stefan Martin into the mix. The last two could prove quite handy especially if you already have Thurlow on your ruck bench.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Agreed SCA. Stefan Martin could be a gem. Thinking Higgins to Stefan Martin could be a super trade. But it's worth noting Martin has done his Hammy 3 times in the last 7 months. That's my only concern.


Yep I'm definitely contemplating going Higgo to Stef Martin myself next week but want to get one more free look at him first before locking that trade in.


Thinking next week may pull the plug on Sandi and bring in Martin and Dixon in the fwd line (probably for Billings). Won't have many trades left yet will have coverage at every position (minor victory…but I'll take any victory at this point)


HELP…I have 9 trades left, $72.4k, obviously going for league.
Here is all my non-prem, inj, or spud-prem players.
easy game this week. then playing evenly matched teams for 2 weeks. 11th on ladder, 2 games from 8.
T/U Trade
T/D Hold
If I trade. Who does out, who comes in?
Def. BE Ave.
Enright 102+ 80
Suckling 89+ 84
Langdon 79+ 81
B.Martin 41+ 50

Cotchin 124+ 98
Polec 102+ 91
Hartung 59+ 44
Shenton 5+ 77

Fasolo 75+ 73
L.Taylor 64+ 54
C.Cameron 0 59


Need to look at the rest of your mids danny. Is Hartung & Shenton the bench? If so, Watson out for Johnson and wait see on Polec considering you have an easy kill this week. It will at least make you a few pennies in the process too.


Yeah Jobe out for sure. I would only have the one trade this week, then maybe Fasolo next week


Bloody Hartung. Should I hang on to him or get rid of him now? Thoughts anyone?

Itchy Nuts Pieman

If you have plenty of trades get Z O'brien for Brissy. As long as he's playing this week.


Get rid of Hartung. By the time he comes back, the Hawks will be getting their guns back and he'll probably be squeezed out.


(Sorry – Roos29's Ward and Hannebury)


Hi Community,

How does a Tyson to Ward and Acres to Jayden Hunt sound?
This opens up my mid/defense swing plus Acres is still out for another 3 weeks. Have Shenton as bench coverage in mid as well who should play out the year.



Hi all,

Thoughts on Andrew Walker? Value?


I think so. FWIW I'm planning on going KK to Hibberd this week but 1AW is certainly a decent alternative.


Is he really? Has done very little this season to suggest he is anything other than a basic mid pricer, not sure he is even a top 20 defender let alone top 10.


Has averaged 95 over his past 6 games which is reasonable output for a premo defender especially as a D5/D6.

Hanley who everyone seems hell bent on getting in this week hasn't even averaged 90 in his past 5 and that's not taking into account the 35 back in Rd 4 when he was injured,


Interesting SC, hadn't realised he had lifted his game as the last time I looked he wasn't looking flash. Will have a more detailed look at him.


He certainly got off to a slow start but has been fairly respectable lately.

Like anything there's a million ways you can slice and dice the stats to make whatever argument you want ha ha. You could be right and he could prove to be a disappointment in the final 10 rounds for all I know.

But although he won't make my own team I reckon he's at least worthy of consideration at $470K.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

For sure. I had him then he was out with a Knee & I only had 30 mins to decide what to do. Panic traded to Bartel becuase I couldn't find out how bad the knee was. The Sydney-Geelong was half an hour after teams were announced on the Thursday. Regret that one. I want him back now.


Walker is a great option. Will avg 90+ for sure for the rest of the season. Expect Yarran and Walker to interchange roles to help break the tag against their defensive run. Wish Mick would rest him forward though so he can kick more goals too.

Garglesnarf FC

Had a look, but still not convinced despite his big discount on his opening price. Season average is 88, 3 round average is 88, has missed two games, Carlton are all over the place and their run home includes the entire list of top 9 teams, which is just about the worst in the comp.

Certainly a hold if you have him, but I can see why for the $40k discount, everyone is looking at Hanley, HShaw or even Hooker who is only $406k with a softish draw.


Really thinking of GAJ into Rocky, against GWS Rocky could seriously pump out a number, so if GAJ goes less than 120 I'm pitting the C on Rockliff.


Yep, same for me!


I like your plan there mate! Might just do he same myself.


Sounds good. I'm in.


Thoughts on Nathan Jones?


Great POD. If u r considering him then go for it and back your gut.


Like him heaps, solid scorer, and teams dont tag against Melb yet.


Had him since Round 1 and he's been consistent


Best midfielder under 527k?


SJ………… Maybe Swallow afterwards.


Johnson, Parker, Griff, Wines, Zorko all come to mind


Thoughts on Watson to:
Dal Santo
Stevie J


Go Ward, a great time to get a POD over your opponents


I'd go with Steve Johnson. I gather you have Nathan Jones already in your team.


Swan or Parker


Kieran Jack or Daniel Hanneberry?


Wow that's a tough one Keano. Hanners has arguably been the form player of the past 6 weeks after an ordinary start to the season.

Only question is whether he can keep it up. He had a fantastic first half of 2013 where he was the Brownlow fancy at one point but then faded badly in the second half of the season.

Jack has been the more consistent player over recent seasons but if I had to pick one I'd probably go with Hanners if only just. It just looks like no one can slow him down at the moment.

The Swans midfield runs so deep right now it's hard for opposition coaches to know who they need to stop first and foremost. Most weeks Sydney have 6-10 players tonning up of late. It will be interesting to see how the Tippett injury changes the dynamics any for the next fortnight.


Hanneberry, consistently brilliant vs Jack, consistently very good




but if u have him, Hannebery just over Jack


Is fasolo going to stay forward or shift back into the back line?


Interesting question!!


I also have him and wondering if he can come good.
I think Seedsman and Marley now seem to be the go to rebounding defenders, so I don't like his chances of getting back into the backline.
Pies also have Maxie still to come back in a couple weeks to add to the problems for Fas.


best midfielder under 541k please
I was thinking stevie j but from reading above there are some people who disagree, why?

The Mullet

The only knock I can see on Steve Johnson is his re-match with Crowley in week 1 of the SC finals. The thing is, its not just a matter of his score being held back. He has a bit of history retaliating against the taggers and getting an invitation to the MRP. Not just this year. There's no doubting his upside, but you need to have the full picture imo.

The Mullet

Tribunal I mean


Well no question he's hit a flat spot as have the Cats averaging just 75 over his past 3. Of course his first 7 games he was averaging over 125!

Being in and out of the team with the suspension and the bye has definitely thrown his footy consistency out of whack for the time being.

Also oppositions are no doubt putting more time into stopping him over Jelwood and Bartel recently. Of course the pendulum could easily swing back the other way if Jelwood starts getting off the chain,

For me it's just too much quality to pass up for the clams. In many ways I'm pleased other coaches are considering different options this week. 🙂


I have had StvieJ from week 1. Happy to have him but now upset he has dropped in value so much that everyone else jumping onboard


At least you got to enjoy those first 7 games where he pumped out monster scores.

The latecomers like me have missed out on all those points and we can only hope we haven't already seen the best of Stevie J in 2014.


cheers guys, im thinking stevie but what are your thoughts on treloar, could be a great POD?


Community, I need your help.

Team is-
DEF – Bartel, Swallow, Enright, Malceski, Firrito, Scheonmakers, Kolojashnij, Tippett
MID – Ablett, Pendlebury, D.Beams, Priddis, Goddard, Cotchin, Shenton, Langdon, Hartung, Acres
RUCK – Sandilands, Naitanui, Derickx, Lobb
FWD – Dangerfield, Gray, D.Martin, Franklin, Roughead, Dahlhaus, Ambrose, Lloyd

11 trades remaining – $82,700 in the bank

I am looking to trade either Langdon & Kolojashnij, giving me a total of up to $878,100 to spend on 1 x DEF, and either a MID or FWD, or Kolojashnij and Hartung, giving me a total of upto $664,400 to spend on either 2 x MIDS, or 1 x MID & 1 x DEF.

Combinations I am considering are-
A. Langdon & Kolo to Hanley & Zorko
B. Langdon & Kolo to Hanley & N.Riewoldt
C. Langdon & Kolo to Hanley & Hawkins
D. Kolo & Hartung to Morabito & S.Johnson
E. Kolo & Hartung to Morabito & N.Jones
F. Kolo & Hartung to C.Beams & Zorko
G. Any other ideas

Appreciate your help.


Not b or c
F looks good to me


A by far


A by a magnificently piercing mile!

Beady Eye

I'd have thought your first priority would be getting Firrito the hell out of your team!


I agree, of those options it’s A by a long way for me

The Filth



Looking for a trade with Watson. Do I select the best available player/scorer or consider a lesser scorer with DPP status? I have 3 fwds and defenders with mid DPP but no one to swap them with. Only going to make the 1 trade this week. Was thinking Zorko, Hanley or Bartel.


All great options, especially to get that swing-set happening which will be invaluable from here on in with resting/injuries/suspensions etc.

The Ranger

Need some advice on my team going forward. Only 10 trades left so I want to make every one of them count now.

DEF Swallow, McVeigh, Bartel, Hanley, Suckling, Langdon, Schoenmakers, Georgiou
MID Ablett, Pendles, Beams, S.Johnson, Murphy, Cotchin, Tyson, Mitchell, Hartung, Acres
RUCK Sandi, Naitanui, Derickx, M.King
FWD Danger, Martin, Harvey, Parker, Zorko, Shenton, L.Taylor, Ambrose

Hartung is gonna get the flick to O'Brien leaving me with $158,800,
Going for League wins and currently 1st in one and 2nd in the other.

There's some obvious upgrades to be done but where should I start and what should I be looking to do in the next few weeks?
Thanks in advance Community!


I would look to trade Hartung to C.Beams, and Tyson to a Premo mid like R.Gray. You then have loop-hole players in the mid and def.

So in the mids you would loop-hole C.Beams & Mitchell with Acres. Beams will also generate plenty of cash so that at some stage you will be able to upgrade again (using Acres, C.Beams, Mitchell).

With R.Gray you also get another swing-man.

The Ranger

R.Gray is def on the radar but hadn't looked much at C.Beams. I will do now so thanks Donovan.

Garglesnarf FC

Yep, Hartung is apparently gone for a month with an elbow, so he is ripe for the plucking.


How’s big coxy travelling? Would I regret sideways trading to Goldstein?


No, he needs to go. Either Goldy or NicNat.


Not sure I'd be so quick to give him the flick especially if you are feeling the trade pinch,

Coxy and Goldy have virtually identical averages for the season now 12 rounds in so not sold that you would be gaining a whole lot. Could be leaving one problem and walking into another sans one precious trade.

Certainly hasn't had the kind of Coxy season we're used to but fair to say plenty of rucks have struggled this year. Perhaps consider a downgrade to either Nic Nat or Martin if he's truly giving you the irits.


Coxy will score 150 this week. Hold!

Beady Eye

IMO the difference between the two is that Cox is nearing the end, and with West Coast's finals hopes going down the toilet, their priority should arguably switch to getting games and ruck time into Dog Dog and their other young ruckmen.

North on the other hand, made their big comeback last week after subbing Daw out and going small. Given he hasn't contributed much, the two-ruck experiment could be shelved for this year and signal a return to Goldy rucking virtually solo.


A lot will depend on Mitchell as his JS isn't great. I'd look at A.Swallow using that 158K. Coming into form now and proven scorer when fit.
I'd leave defenders and loophole Shoey/Langdon through Georgiou if he's still missing.

The Ranger

Thanks JX.

The Ranger

If I were to upgrade a mid to get Swallow mate, which one would you choose?


I wold trade Tyson to A Swallow, pretty much a straight swap and you will have moolah to spend elsewhere, like turning Langdon or Suckling to Malceski or waiting a few weeks for Simpson to drop in price.


Rookie player, have 10 trades left, any advice on who to trade out/in?

Def; Swallow, Mcveigh, Burgoyne, Suckling, Walker, Hurn (Georgiou, Bews)

Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Beams, Murphy, Goddard, Langdon, Shenton (Taylor, Hallahan)

Ruck: Sandi, Mumford (Derick, King)

Fwd: Danger, Dust Martin, Higgins, Zorko, Buddy, Fasolo (Impey, Lennon)

There are a few that need cutting but not sure what is my priority.


You need to try and finalise your team soon. Your priority imo should be to get rid of Langdon and Higgins this week. Langdon has served us well and will start leaking cash. It all depends how much $ you have left. You could go Langdon to a fallen premium like stevie j. Then you could trade higgins, sub shenton into your forward line, put taylor on the field and get o'brien for you bench. That will free up some cash for next week to upgrade whoever you please.


Fasolo would be priority now. He is playing bloody forward now.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Agreed Aza. Langdon seems to have that half back role now.


My order of getting rid would be:


I hope that helps.


Thoughts on Andrew Swallow? Bargain priced at the moment


Yeah i'm jumping on. Could pay off! I love a bit of a gamble especially with M8


Hi guys
I have 2 trades in mind this week.
Landgon to Malceski and Watson to ……..
I was either considering
Dal Santo

Thoughts Community

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Hi Tom. I have had Malcheski all season. He's been great. I was seriously looking at Sloane, untill I saw what he averages against teams he plays in the SC finals. Terrible averages surprisingly, so that has put me off. So maybe Fyfe.

big aggots

I like Freo's run home. Barlow or Fyfe for mine.


I was considering leaving Gary Ablett as captain, as I have every round he has played since Round 1.


I am thinking of trading Watson >> Chapman

Chapman will play a lot more in the guts now with Watson not there. He is a proven A grade Premium and exactly the right person to step up. He is only $438k, the cheapest he has been all year.

Problem with Chappy is he is likely to be rested (maybe not as much now that Watson isn't available). So I plan to use the cash I save, to trade Hartung >> Zorko. I will need $75k for the two trades.

Zorko has a BE of 4, will be a great cash generator.

Zorko will be able to cover me if Chappy is rested. I also have Cotchin who could get tagged by Crowley this week, so I can loophole Cotchin/Zorko (I have Acres on bench as well).

Getting Chappy & Zorko will give me two DPP in the guts. I also have Shenton in FWD will allow me to switch Zorko to the forward line to give me cover for Cloke/Roughy/Buddy.

what do people think?

big aggots

I like it Derek. Although the way Cotch is trending there's every chance he could tag Crowley…..

Beady Eye

Do we know he'll be playing midfield though? Essendon's forward line has been inconsistent all year – taking Chappy out might be robbing Peter to pay Paul.

I'd wait at least a week to get a better idea of how the shuffling will affect player roles. There's others that may be ahead in the line to step into Watson's shoes (Goddard, Heppell, etc).

john snow

I think Chappy will be rested for sure. Injury prone too


that's why i'm getting Zorko on my bench to cover when Chappy has a little rest


You got a few key pos fwds there…
I like the thinking on chappy getting more of the ball – he moves it well and directs play well (least he did at start of season for the dons).


Having three key forwards can be great of terrible. Last three weeks I've had Buddy, then Cloke then Roughy all go BIG. I am waiting for the day they all fire (will that be supercoash finals??) That is why i'm thinking I put Zorko in there as cover and loophole.


I like it, as long as your team is full premo.


Team after trading out Watson & Hartung >> Chappy & Zorko

Leaves 11 Trades and $152k in Bank.

DEF: Birchell, Suckling, Hanley, Lumumba, Langdon, KK, Bews, Aylett
MID: Ablett, Pendles, Beams, JPK, Cotchin, StevieJ, Jelwood, Chappy, Zorko, Acres
RUC: Sandi, HMac,
FWD: Dangerfield, Pav, Buddy, Cloke, Roughie, Martin, Shenton, Ambrose

Have a few in Defence to upgrade and maybe HMac


Zorko seems like too much cash on the pine imo, Derek. Why not upgrade one of your rookie defenders, KK?


It is a luxury, no more than people having derrickx on their bench.

I think I need him in case Chappy has a rest and to loophole Cotchin or go forward and cover for my key forwards.

I plan to upgrade KK, Langdon and Suckling with my current cash plus selling Ambrose. Should get me decent defenders ready for finals and 7 trades left. Luxury of having Zorko as swingman cover.

big aggots

Long time, first time. Love the community and their input.
Can anyone suggest my next chess move with this lot?
Backs – Simpson, McV, Swallow, Hibberd, Langdon, LMac (BMartin/Georgiou)
Mids – Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Libba, Watson, Selwood, Cotchin, Shenton (Hartung/O'Rourke)
Rucks – Minson, Sandi (Currie/Thurlow)
Fwds – Parker, Danger, Buddy, Harvey, Breust, Impey (Ambrose, Cameron)
12 trades – $166K
Watson is a given but looking at 2 trades.


I would get rid of either Hartung or Langdon or LMac. Apparently Hartung out for awhile, could downgrade to O'Brien to make money for a double upgrade next week trading out Langdon/ LMac and/or Ambrose then.

Or trade Langdon/LMac to Pearce-off Hanley this week who is still cheap.


Langdon is scoring at a consistent rate, which is hard to say of other more costly DEFs at least. Good for 70-80 a rd it seems. Bringing in Hanley is a reasonable idea – maybe for LMac??
DEFs are just a killer at the moment – and perhaps it could just be apt to leave them as you have them and focus on a Watson/shenton or Watson/Hartung OUTfor others to come to you starting MIDs. Could you really trust to get reasonable pts for your $$ investment into DEF there?

Who is your IN for Watson?

big aggots

Thanks wes, julz & Gilly.
@wes, am now toying with the idea of
A) A.Swallow & Hanley in for Watson/Hartung.
B) Stevie J & Zorko for Watson/Hartung.


I prefer option B) a little more for my 2c.


Option B is looking good above mate.,….IMHO…..



I think it’s Watson and Hartung both long term injuries. Bringing O’Brien from Brisbane for Hartung would let you get whoever you want for Watson


Who would people consider of these 2 mids?
Sloane or Fyfe?


Trying to decide this myself. Fyfe prob has bigger ceiling and is ultra consistent also. Just worried about Ross Lyin's potentially playing funny buggers later in the season.
Sloane has good run home.


Fyfe has the good run through the next 6 rounds or so, not so in SC finals though.
Sloane has good consistency but not the huge ceiling that Fyfe may bring.
If Fremantle are contesting for a top 4 spot I doubt that Ross would rest any of his big guns though so I am leaning towards Fyfe at the moment.


I tend to think Fyfe is the least likely of all the Freo mids to be rested, he is by far the youngest as compared to Barlow and Mundy and should have fresh legs due to already missing 3 weeks this season with suspension and concussion.

Beady Eye

Fyfe's also been copping the tag that's previously gone to Hill, which has meant he's spending more time resting/breaking the tag forward.

Could mean that come SC finals time, he's fresher than Barlow and Mundy, who are playing fulltime in the guts.

Beady Eye

Very much depends on the rest of your midfield makeup, but put it this way: as a Fyfe owner I was disappointed with his 109 on the weekend, and tend to be if he puts up anything under 120.

Don't know if you could say the same for Sloane, though he is ridiculously consistent this year.


Righto, think I am in trouble. Just when I thought midfield was done, Watson goes down. My forward line is STILL a disaster zone with Higgins, Ambrose and Shenton currently on the field. Still have Langdon at D6 and obviously Watson to trade out – only 11 trades left.

Am thinking I will probably have to end up keeping Higgins or Langdon to play at F6 or D6 as am probably going to run out of trades. I am ranked pretty high (around 2,700) so want to try improve on this though. Who would be the better one to keep if I have to keep one of them?

At the moment I have kept Langdon, trading out Jobe for Gray and Missy for Parker, this will help forward line but still will have to play Shenton in the guts as well as Langdon in defence until other cows fatten (ie Hallahan, Ambrose, Langford etc)

Current, Team is
(B) – McVeigh, Bartel, Simpson, Swallow, HIbberd, Langdon (Langford, Bews)
(M) Ablett, Pendles, Beams, JPK, Selwood, Murphy, WATSON, Libba (Acres, Hallahan)
(R) Sandi, McEvoy (Derix, King)
(F) Zorko, Danger, Martin, Shenton, Ambrose, Higgins (C Cameron, Lennon)



i still have 3 rookies on field in forward, but given i'm going for league as i'm out of the rank at 5,000, I don't mind so much. Plus, still scored 2489 last week, so not all bad. Just suck all the juices out of them (except for Higgins – lop his head off).

Beady Eye

A Derickx downgrade is another option – while it would (unfortunately) use another trade, it would give you some cash to upgrade your forward line with.

john snow

I'm thinking the same for my team with Derrickx. Problem is theres no really cheap rucks who will play leaving me with bloody Mcevoy to try to play more than a couple of games in a row…..

Beady Eye

That's the gamble we're all taking mate! Some of us don't even have Derrickx.

Personally I'm chucking Stef Martin into the forwardline to open up the swingset with Thurlow on the ruck bench.


Thanx everyone, I have not ruled out a Derickx downgrade – would like one more week to look at Stefan Martin though first.
And John Snow, I feel your pain re: McEvoy, wish I had traded him for Sauce during the first injury break McEvoy had, probably stuck with him now!!


(touch wood) I started the year with Sandi and HMac as my only two playing rucks and had a couple on non-playing rookies. I have somehow got this far into the season without either missing a game! (touch wood)

john snow

Yeh you've done well there considering those two rucks injury records! Happy with that

john snow

Yeh I've got Thurlow, could do the same


HMac gets rested this week 🙁

Beady Eye

Likewise Cox… made the downgrade decision that much easier. Swings and roundabouts mate!


Every idea I have seems to be against the flow so i thought I'd post my team and maybe get some input.
9 trades left. $72,400 in bank. Playing a spud this week.
McVeigh, D.Swallow, Burgoyne, Suckling, Langdon, Enright,…… (Cutler,,,,, Martin)
Ablett, D.Beams, J.Seelwood, Ward, Watson, Fyfe, Cotchin, Polec, ….(Shenton…..Hartung)
Sandi, Smith, (Thurlow, King)
Danger, Zorko, Martin, Pavlich, Buddy, Fasolo…..(Taylor…C.Cameron)
My idea is to hold trading and should still win this week, and then out goes watson for pendles.
I feel I need to save trades before worrying about cas, even though I am 11th in my league. Run home is easier than first 1/2

Please give your thoughts


Yep if you don't give a toss about rank and have your opponent well covered then you may as well hold your horses on the trade front this round.

Pendles will only likely be cheaper next week. SC gold calculates the likelihood of Pendles attaining his BE of 157 as just 8% although in reality it's probably a little higher than that. Already has two 150 plus scores this season.

I guess it's only a question of whether you continue to upgrade your team by moving on either Langdon or Fasolo. Neither have super high BEs so you could wait it out there too and perhaps pick up say a Stef Martin next week if he again ticks all the right boxes on the weekend.

Polec is the other one to look at and decide whether you really want to keep him as an M8 or upgrade. Has a reasonably challenging BE of 100 and hasn't tonned up in over a month now so will probably leak more cash up against my mighty Swannies at the SCG this weekend.

For instance you could say downgrade Fasolo to Martin a week early and then with the extra cash upgrade Polec to perhaps Stevie J or Barlow. Of course that wouldn't leave you enough cash for Pendles next week but you would still be able to afford a very fine replacement for Jobe.

Just a few different ideas to mull over.

hi help

I need some advice have 8 trades left
i have already traded out hallahan for mcgovern and subbed dangerfield into my midfield (leaving 7 trades)
but i was thinking about trading enright for ibotson (leaving 6 trades)

then next week
Out cameron in 102k forward
out impey in either any forward or mid for under 590k approximately and can use dangerfield fwd mid swap
however this will leave me with only 4 trades after next week but a full strength team

hi help

or i can trade out impey this week for buddy and have a full premo team
this will mean however dangermouse will e in my mid not my fwd line
and i am trading out impey when he has a negative breakeven


Don't make either trade. Not sure about mcgovern. Does any body have any info for the community on this bloke?

hi help

i have to trade out hallahan he is on my field and i have no way to swap him into fwd (mid bench are injured and out) so bringing in mcgovern allows me to have cameron, impey and mcgovern (impey on field) and move dangerfield into mid to have a full team this week. if hallahan is named i will reverse the trade but i cant afford to have a 0 again


what is your full team?


Thoughts on Mcgovern?


Nothing to get too excited about I would suggest. Would only trade him in if you were absolutely desperate to cash out another rookie and your other rookie in that line was getting regular games.

I'm still holding out hope that Honeychurch will be given a crack at some point given the Doggies continuing woes. Would make a sweet swing set with Shenton.


he looked ok against the Hawks last week. Will probably play as long as Kennedy is out. That might only be one more week.
He is a big key postion player who won't score very consistently


might get a more extended run now that glass has retired, they might play him down back


Shuey and Tyson out for Swallow and Shaw, does this seem like a good set of trades?


I'm having a little dilemma here with Watson,
Should i trade him to a straight mid like Sloane/NDS/Fyfe
should i trade him to a FWD/MID swing like Gray. I'm really not sure with gray though, can people see him keeping up his avg above 110 for the rest of the year?


having same dilemma myself. Gone Gray at present but considering Fyfe too


Freo have a very easy run come finals. I dont think freo will rest fyfe considering he has already been out with concussion and suspension. He has also been spending time forward to try and break his tag. Fyfe imo


Also thinking Andrew Swallow? He tonned up on the weekend which shows that he is returning to form and he does have a very easy finals?


I am going with a double trade. Watson & hartung >> Chappy and Zorko.

see my reasons above


Who should i get in for jobe:
– Ward
– Hannerbery
– Jack
– Stevie J
– Boak
– Redden
– Fyfe
– Barlow



Itchy Nuts Pieman

Fyfe or Jack from that lot. Have a feeling Freo & Sydney will finish 1-2 & play off for the flag. Hope I'm wrong!


Is Fyfes break even not a bit of a worry though?


Freo are playing richmond, so fyfe should go BANG

Saucy Bruce from Kew

Kieran Jack

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Like him. Wont be in too many teams. He is Sydney's barometer. And they are up & about.


I want some thoughts on my new trade idea.
Trade out Derickx for Brown and then trade out Crouch and swing Jayden Hunt from my defense to my mids and then get B.Smith as a d7. This will mean that I will have sufficiant cover for my backline and midfield. Next week I can then do a straight swap for Ambrose to S.Martin. Thoughts?

Jokers Wild

What a luxury it would be to have Brodie Smith as D7.

It appears that you are finalising your team for the run home with swing sets & loophole options. I like your way of thinking.

Keep a few trades for insurance purposes & with a but of luck you will be finishing strong at the business end of the season.

Jokers Wild

" Bit of luck" – excuse ma anglaise


Hi community,
Going for the league win and am in 1st place by a win.
My team is :
Def: Swallow,Simpson,Bartel,Burgoyne,Enright, Mcveigh (Gardiner, Vandeleur)
Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Selwood, Watson, Dal Santo, Murphy, Shenton ( Hartung, Roberston)
Ruck: Sandi, Jacobs (Derickx, Currie)
Fwd: Dangerfield, Parker, Martin,Zorko,Dahlhaus,Franklin (Ambrose, Lloyd)
11 trades and 198k in the bank.

OPTION 1: Thinking of going Watson to Gray because in the next few weeks i will be upgrading shenton and want a DPP MID/FWD

OPTION 2: Watson to any mid I don't have


Maybe Fyfe for Watson


Watson to rockliff
Swan and Stevie j are also cheap


Hannebery or Ward for cotchin. Already have treloar in my mids but is it to much to have another GWS player? Also could trade Higgins but don't know who.

Thanks in advance

The Garbo

I like Ward. Gets a ton of clearances, tackles and CONTESTED ball


Ward and gray for Higgins


I have both Watson and Tyson, though going to hold onto Watson for 1 more week and upgrade him next week. Tyson was going to be my last midfield upgrade, but then Watson gets injured and need to do to more. Watson's value will hold, so will upgrade Tyson this week and Watson next week. I don't have enough money to do a double upgrade, and I don't want to settle for someone mediocre and sideways both.
Will upgrade Tyson to Fyfe and play Shenton as my M8 this week.

Thinking of bringing in McGovern or O'Briend. I like McGovern trade more, as I make more out of it and McGovern is named on the field, while O'Brien could still get a vest. But at the same time, Hartung is out for 5-6 weeks while there is still a slim chance that Lloyd could get a game next week (been saying this for a long time). I also have Cameron who has also been dropped from Adelaide 🙁

Question is, which downgrade is better?

1- Hartung to O'Brien
2 – Lloyd to McGovern