AFL Supercoach Legend Jock ReynoldsIt’s that time again community!

With the release of the Supercoach Gold team picker and the much awaited deployment of The Higginator 2015 teams are taking shape around the globe.

Whack your plums on the table and let’s have a look in the comments below at how our teams are taking shape.







JesseSPANNER · 23/12/2014 at 12:25

1. Malceski, N
2. Simpson, K
3. Waters, B
4. Hibberd, M
5. Moore, D
6. Scharenberg, M
23. Goddard, H
24. Newman, N
7. Ablett, G
8. Rockliff, T
9. Heppell, D
10. Wines, O
11. Cockatoo, N
12. Heeney, I
13. Boekhorst, B
14.Petracca, C
25. Laverde, J
26. Vandenberg, A
27. Lambert, K
15. Ryder, P
16. Mumford, S
28. Cox, M
17. Goddard, B
18. Franklin, L
19. Zorko, D
20. Swan, D
21. Clark, M
22. Hogan, J
29. McBean, L
30. Krakouer, N

195k left in the bank too! Still have a lot of rookie research to do though πŸ™‚

    Conda · 04/01/2015 at 15:04

    team is looking quite decent, your missing out on the money makers in the ruck IMO, also Zorko is inconsistent, will bang out a huge score one week then score horrible the next, if i were you id maybe downgrade Mummy or Ryder to kreuzer, bellchambers e.c.t then use the money to make get another premium midfielder or a mid pricer in Daniel Rich who could turn premium quite easily.

    thekid · 23/01/2015 at 17:26

    Scharenberg out for most of the year sustained a serious ACL injury at the end of last season

@TG_Footy_Tragic · 23/12/2014 at 12:41

Done 3 edits this morning already!
That's to go with about 10 yesterday…

DEF: Maceski, H Shaw, Waters, WhiteX, Marsh, J Kolo | Fuller, Wigg
MID: God, Pendles, Fyfe, Jelwood, Griff, Rich, NVB, Cripps | Heeney, Freeman, Cavka
RUCK: Maric, DogDog | Cox
FWD: Lids, Floggard, Swan, Sinclair, Clark, Hubert Goddard | Steele, Lonie

112k in bank

    Arnie · 25/12/2014 at 18:57

    Sorry to be so ignorant but who is DogDog?

      ally · 26/12/2014 at 11:40

      nic nat

        Arnie · 26/12/2014 at 12:53

        thanks for that

jockreynolds · 23/12/2014 at 13:00

No Kreuzer in the first two! Significant. Set and forget all the way?

    Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 13:11

    I've been planning set and forget since the end of last year. Loving the reduction in the ruck bench, R4 was always such a waste!!

      jockreynolds · 23/12/2014 at 13:11

      Agree Sarah mate. I reckon it's a bloody good change

        Luke · 23/12/2014 at 17:25

        Hi jock/Sarah

        No R4 is awesome, just a shame supercoach didn't eliminate VC! There is no need for VC with rolling lockouts! No VC would prevent the game being manipulated and a higher skill level would be required picking the right captain. Jock can you please suggest this to the herald sun.

          Bill · 27/01/2015 at 15:44

          Better still, make vice captain worth 1.5 x points like in the supercoach finals series. It would mean players could take more of a risk with their vc each week knowing they still have an Ablett or Pendles to bank on for the captaincy.

    Kev · 23/12/2014 at 14:14

    The article today at over at superfooty…

    “He’s going to have to find a new role,” Malthouse said of Kreuzer on Monday.

    “We want him to play a lot of football forward and ruck and he’s undertaken that program to just dedicate himself … to being able to catch the football, put a bit of pressure on the tall backs and kick goals.”

    Pick with caution

      WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 15:34

      10 marks and a handful of goals to go with his quality on ball play. Micks comments make him a lock.

        Seaford Scouse · 23/12/2014 at 21:31

        Bang on Wombats, I agree, this makes him more relevant not less. Lock for me with Maric and burger

          WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 21:39

          Thanks for the support Scouse but I must point out that you will have a 300k player sitting on the bench at start

          Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 02:22

          Hey Wombats, do you have special powers? No reply option to your comment!

          Anyway, understand the dollars sitting on the bench but I’ve gone for value elsewhere and believe with kruze and berger they will accumulate $$ and offer a safety net against a trade if one of them breaks down with a short term injury whilst offering up a nice trade up to a premium when the time is right and any rookie that looks to be on the bubble. Saying that my strategy will go through a few different courses before rd1 no doubt so will tinker with a set and forget as well but the lack of value in the defensive line this year goes against that methinks. More research definitely required to adapt to the changes.

Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 13:10

Def: Simpson, Shaw, Newnes, Waters, Hamling, Maynard (Howe, Newman)
Mids: Ablett, Fyfe, Selwood, Sloane, Anderson, Heeney, Boekhorst, Laverde (Freeman, Gore, McKenzie)
Rucks: Jacobs, Goldstein (Bellchambers)
Fwds: Gray, Deledio, Goddard, Swan, Clarke, Markworth (Steele, Daniel)

Rookies not locked in stone yet. I've chosen the ruckmen this way as it should negate any ruck trades and will also give me full ruck coverage during the byes (barring injury of course).

    kevwal · 23/12/2014 at 14:22

    Have gone the same way with the rucks Sarah, but have gone with the Sandi/Nic Nat/Kruze combo.

    Stickman · 30/12/2014 at 00:27

    You can't start the year with a player over 200k on the bench, let alone 300k.
    If you have your heart set on bellchambers, you can place him in the forward line for one of clarke, markworth, steele or daniel and choose mason cox as r3.
    This will also open up a ruck/forward swung which could proof crucial with one less ruck bench.

    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 08:33

    Ooh I like the Caleb Daniel call Sarah, high on the watch list for me at the moment I’m just hoping he’s tucking into some Festive tucker to add to that 65kg ‘bulk’ of his! I can see Dalhaus spending more time time in the mids this year with Griffs defection I mean departure, which would open up a spot for him if he can take it.(no 1 ranked at nationals as well with 172 Avg, very tasty)

    Not sure on Dean Gore, cats managed they’re rooks very carefully last year but if named rd1 could be a belter.

    Heeney another one I would be watching closely even with Mal gone. Rest of the rookies good picks at the moment.

    Agree with the fwd/ruck swing comment by stick man also.

    My favorite pick of this team I reckon is Sloane, highly underrated gun mid and a great pod, great selection Imo.

Muddiemoose · 23/12/2014 at 13:13

Just working on the core at this point

B Smith. H Shaw J.Newns

Gaz O Wines R Sloane J Sellwood
J O’Meara D Tyson

Dog dog Kreuzer

B Deledio B Goddard Swan Bellchambers

Caz · 23/12/2014 at 13:30

My team.
Def. malceski shaw hodge waters whitecross n brown ( h Goddard lever )
Mid. Ablett pendlebury fyfe rockliff rich heeney laverde freeman ( j Steele stretch hiscox )
Rck. Ryder natanui ( cox )
Fwd. deledio Goddard swan christensen clarke lamb ( krakouer lambert )

Have thought of some adjustments where I have swapped shaw for brodie smith and hodge for newnes, rockliff down to sloane. Ryder and natanui to goldstein and Jacobs.

Koach · 23/12/2014 at 13:39

Taking a fistful of salt with the rookies of course, here is my current format. I tried to stick by the following principles
1) guns and rookies (fallen premiums excluded – defence premiums? where are you)
2) a maximum of 3 risky picks (I'm looking at you beau waters) with none in the midfield.
3) set and forget/lone wolf rucks who play consistently (goldtsein did a nasty shoulder injury early 2014 and didn't miss a game – significant)
newnes, carlisle, ibbotson, waters, scharenberg, fuller
(J Kolodjashnij, H Goddard)
Bald Jeezus, Rocky, Dependlebury, Treloar , Steven, S Selwood, Boekhorst, Heeney
(Waterman, Hiscox, Freeman)
Sauce Jacobs, Goldmember
(M Cox)
Delidio, D Martin, Swan, T Mitchell, Salem, Clarke
(Hogan, Karnezis)

I am very happy with the strength of the fwd and ruck lines but the extra spend has resulted in a very ordinary backline.

would be great to hear your thoughts

    Rick · 23/12/2014 at 15:11

    Scharenberg is injured isnt he?

      Stickman · 30/12/2014 at 00:30

      Won't be fit until round 15.

    David · 23/12/2014 at 15:20

    I’m liking Jack Steven to have a bounce back season!

      taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 17:35

      No Lenny Hayes, tread with caution re Jack Steven.

      Joey Montagna not the player he use to be. Tag likely to head to Steven week in, week out?

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 15:39

    Reckon Carlisle, S Selwood and Ibbo fit the risky category along with waters coach Koach. Ya might need to revise those principles

      @RobMcLellan2 · 27/12/2014 at 19:08

      I was thinking along the same lines though I would also throw in Steven who isn't a proven performer in a team that will lose a lot next year plus Tom Mitchell if he'll get game time this year or not. Having said that, I don't mind the team and I have both the last 2 fairly high on the old watch list

    JOrDAn · 27/12/2014 at 19:51

    fuller is on a modified preseason plan and wont have a full preseason and same as s selwood

Jaydos · 23/12/2014 at 13:48

Simpson, Hibberd, Heath Shaw, Waters, Whitecross, Nathan Brown (Rourke Smith, Hugh Goddard)
Ablett, Pendlebury, Jobe Watson, Joel Selwood, Dangerfield, Daniel Wells, Boekhorsk, Nathan Van Berlo (Heeney, Gore, Cockatoo)
Bellchambers, Kreuzer (Eric Wallace, captains loophole)
Swan, Goddard, Deledio, Saad, Mitch Clark, Petracca (Jayden Foster, Markworth)

Just trying to mix it up this year, Don't know about Van Berlo, but he's cheap and will go up in price. I really like Daniel Wells.

    Arnie · 25/12/2014 at 19:01

    Notice that you and a few others have included Whitecross fr Hawks. I presume he's looking good in the preseason so far.

AK1 · 23/12/2014 at 13:51

First crack… would appreciate any feedback

Simpson, Birchall, Cheney, Mayes, Lever, Brown, Hamling, Goddard
Ablett, Fyfe, Selwood, Parker, Christensen, Rich, Van Berlo, De Goey, Heeney, Vandenberg, Lambert
Jacobs, Lycett, Nankervis
Deledio, Goddard, Ryder, Clark, Hogan, Laverde, Steel, Daniel

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 15:44

    Sam Mayes is an excellent pick, Christenson is ballsy. I like your ruck $ spend. Whole team maybe a little bit too reliant on 1st year players but who knows.

James · 23/12/2014 at 14:17

version 2 of my team here
DEF: Heater Shaw, Jaensch, Birchall, Waters, Dick, Johnson, Floggard Jnr, Wigg
MID: GAJ, Jelwood, JPK, Treloar, Wines, Nathan VB, Biggs, Smith, Morabito, Boekhorst, Steele
RUCK: Nic Nat, Tommy BellC, Lobb
FWD: Floggard, Ryder, Bennell, Bundy Christensen, Membrey, Hogan, Clark, Lambert

Feedback is appreciated

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 15:45

    IMO too many rookies

      James · 23/12/2014 at 16:43

      I have another version of my team which i like more but has more 1 more rookie here it is
      DEF: Shaw, Jaensch, Birchall, Rampe, Dick, Johnson, Goddard Jnr, Wigg
      MID: GAJ, JPK, Priddis, Wines, Brayshaw, Morabito, VB, Smith, Boekhorst, Freeman, Steele
      RUCK: Goldy, Nic Nat, Lobb
      FWD: Goddard Snr, Ryder, Bennell, Bundy Christensen, Membrey, Hogan, Clark, Lambert

        WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 16:49

        Excellent James but I think you're missing the definition of 'too many'.Usually when somebody suggests that you have too many of something they are suggesting that you reduce the number i.e. take some away.What you have done is add more to the 'too many' you already had. This has no affect on the Too many scenario.

          Edward · 23/12/2014 at 17:15

          sorry wombat i think hes got a good amount of rookies in his team

            WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:25

            No need to apologise for having wrong thoughts about SC Edward.Perhaps next time you visit your doctor you can ask them to explain the difference between 'wrong thoughts' and the 'Bad Thoughts' that you take the pills for.

              Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 19:19

              I think you need to take a chill pill Wombats. He's only got 8 or 9 players who haven't played a game in each team by my count. It's a bit hard to have less than 14 or 15 rookies with the budget anyway.

                WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 19:49

                It's a Joke Joyce the first item on your xmas list should be a sense of humour.

                  throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 20:26

                  Very salty today, Wombats. Very salty.

                    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 21:48

                    Haha I'm a cranky old prick and much like the Tanami or Stony deserts my inhospitable 1st impressions can prevent the unitiated from experiencing the wonders that emerge after the sunsets. This is probably more understandable by those with an advanced Australian understanding of lifeΒ  like Dools and Itchy

                    throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 21:54

                    Would say "the wonders that emerge after the sunsets" would be a slight overselling of your vinegary replies.

                    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 22:04

                    It's all in the interpretation. the lines were thrown in a playful butterfly manner. I shouldn't be held responsible if they are caught by persons with inside out prickle gloves on.

                    throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 22:08

                    Indeed. None whatsoever.

                  Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 22:16

                  I dunno Wombats, it's not coming across well. I think you've been a bit harsh today.

                    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 22:30

                    Hmm, some people create the mental image of a soft cuddly friendly creature when they read the name Wombats. Wombats aren't like that and niether am I. I have a diverse sense of humour that rejoices in Pythonesque scenarios and Shaun Micallef type cynacism. I agree with you that for those who have never encountered me before I can be very abrasive but, that can also be said of sandpaper.I have done nothing more than offer my own advice and opinion in my own concise way.Β  I don't kiss ass (means no lip prints on butt) and I give honest objective opinions intended to benefit the recipient. Those who take offence at the way I wrap my opinions need to pay more attention to whats inside.There is absolutely no aggression or anything untoward in my manner when writing this, I'm an abrupt no crap sort of bloke. sometimes

                    Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 22:57

                    I like the 'sometimes' comment!!

                    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 22:38

                    And, I was being gentle with those guys, just ask Dools or Itchy if you don't believe.

kevwal · 23/12/2014 at 14:19

Three rucks a good move, agree with Sarah and Jock on this one. Defenders, as per usual, will be a struggle this season. Plenty of rookies to make money in the centre though. Guns and rookies for me with a couple of possible breakout players.
Def: Nick Malceski, Michael Johnson, Jack Newnes, Rory Laird, Jack Lever,Jake Kolodjashnij,Matthew Fuller,Hugh Goddard.
Mid: Gary Ablett, Nat Fyfe, Michael Barlow, Jack Macrae, Tom MItchell, Jayden Laverde, Daniel Pearce, Isaac Heeney, Blaine Boekhorst, Jack Steele, Matthew Dick.
Ruck: Aaron Sandilands, Nic Natanui, Matthew Kruezer.
Fwd: Robbie Gray, Brendon Goddard, Dane Swan, Michael Walters, Riley Knight, Kieran Harper, Jesse Hogan, Jonathan Freeman.
Zero, narda, noithing left in the bank. Looks quite balanced for a first effort.

Lachie · 23/12/2014 at 14:24

Article In The Age describes Malthouse talking about forward line role for Kreuzer. He has been training with the tall timber and apparently excelling. Warnock is said to be going to do most of the ruckwork. Is this good or bad community?

    kevwal · 23/12/2014 at 14:31

    Ruck kicking goals and taking contested marks. Must be good.

    @LekBlog · 23/12/2014 at 14:35

    Well it's good because he won't be getting negative points for hitouts that don't go to advantage but it's bad because in the past he's been a rubbish forward.

    Still in my team.

      WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 15:53

      I remember him tearing it apart at CHF the day/night he did his knee. Reckon he marked everything that passed halfway on the full up until he landed awkwardly.
      Since that injury he has been very tentative in contested marking situations (even though the injury occurred after a non-contested mark). If MM can repair the psych injury he will win the Coleman.

Mick · 23/12/2014 at 14:39

My team so far (early days):
DEF: Malceski, Shaw, Hibberd, Waters, Cameron, Lever (Scharenberg, Fuller)
MID: Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Griffen, Rich, Petracca, Van Berlo, Brayshaw (Henney, Freeman, Clem Smith)
RUCK: Jacobs, Kreuzer (Bellchambers)
FWD: Gray, Deledio, Swan, Mitch Clark, Hogan, H Goddard (Krakouer, Lambert)
Unsure of fitness of some, i.e. Scharenberg. Let me know your thoughts?

James Sykes · 23/12/2014 at 14:53

Afternoon all.

First crack at it. Noteables – No Gazza, midprice madness in defence, No Kreuzer.

D: Hodgy, Patful, Ibbo, Seedsman, Waters, Merrit (Whitecross, N Brown)
M: Pendles, Fyfe, Joelwood, Griffo, Rich, Van Berlo, P Cripps, Heeney (Vandenberg, Freeman, k Lambert)
R: NicNat, Berger (Bellchambers)
F: Deledio, Goddard, Swan, J Kelly, Petrecca, M Clark (Hogan, J Steele)

    Stickman · 30/12/2014 at 00:45

    You dont want cash being wasted on the pine. Downgrade Bellchambers to Mason Cox or Peter Wright.
    Upgrade Patfull and Seedsman to Simpson and Heath Shaw. And why would you consider nathan brown at all, swap him for hugh goddard.

DL123 · 23/12/2014 at 15:17

Here's my first crack! Love to get some feedback guys

Still need quite a bit of tinkering with rookies and the fact that round 12 bye is going to hurt all of us

Def: Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Laird, Waters, H.Goddard – Lever, Newman
Mid: GAJ, Fyfe, Dangerfield, JPK, Rich, Van Berlo, Heeney, Freeman – Boekhurst, Laverde, Jar.Garlett
Ruc: Jacobs, Ryder – Durdin
For: Goddard, Franklin, Swan, T. Mitchell, Clark, T. Lamb – Hogan, Cox

    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 18:06

    Back line looks good DL; no-one overs although Shaws a party animal so not in my considerations.

    Great top line mids also rich and NVB a double-risk but one I’m running with also atm. Rooks as good as you can choose till NAB.

    Sauce might be a problem given the new rule on ineffective hit outs but I’d wait until one of the community do a piece on that a bit later which I’m sure they will πŸ™‚ Any specific reason on Durdin also, not sure he’ll see too much time? Consider moving Ryder to fwd line and putting Cox as r3 as your swing and look to kreuzer/berger/bellboy to offer some value there as well.

    Fwds look all right though be careful going with 3 KPFs, could be bumpy!

WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 16:02

Doesn't a 'Set and Forget' ruck strategy deprive you of up to 3 dimensions of swing trade flexibility? Seem like a stupid strategy in a game that revolves around trading and depends on players who regularly break or get suspended..

    kevwal · 24/12/2014 at 11:05

    I think a loop hole strategy is stupid and somehow immoral. Pick your captain and live with it, that is why we have vice captains.

      John · 29/12/2014 at 17:13

      it is not stupid, loop hole gives you two options for greater scoring, vice captains only are needed if your captain isn't playing, in case you forgot. This is just me, but im hoping that my captain plays

joe · 23/12/2014 at 16:09

DEF: Malceski Simpson, Hibberd, Waters, Bews, Goddard, Brown Krakour
MID: GAJ, Rockliff Selwood, Treloar, Heppell, Nathan Van Berlo, Vandenberg, Newton, Brayshaw, Boekhorst, Blakely
RUCK: Jacobs, Bellchambers, Lobb
FWD: Goddard, Ryder, Bennell, Franklin Walters, Membrey, Hogan, Clark, Lambert

    joe · 23/12/2014 at 16:12

    sorry no membry in there

Edward · 23/12/2014 at 16:20

hey guys do you think sam durdin is much of a chance to play in 2015?

    Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 02:35

    Hard to see him getting regular game time methinks Edward, unlikely to get a gig as backup ruck with Daw and Currie ahead of him but may squeeze into a defensive spot if injuries affect. North definitely looking to go top 4 this year as well though so can’t see too many opportunities for their rookies and likely sub role for Durdin given his versatility if he can crack the squad.

Deca · 23/12/2014 at 16:25

Def: Burgoyne, walker, Lumumba, Gilbert, waters, brown | Johnson , Goddard

Mids: Ablett, ward, Parker, wines, rich, van berlo, Newton, Biggs | blease, Anderson, freeman

Ruck: giles, Kruezer | mckernan

Forward: Deledio, Goddard, swan, Mitchell, Clark, hogan | Steele, krakour

Left with $251,300 in the bank

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:45


    taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:09

    Couldn't touch Sam Gilbert if you paid me. Last time he showed SC relevance was in 2009-2010.

    Really like the Parker selection Deca. Kids a gun.

    I couldn't have Giles as R1. Hasn't got anywhere near his 2012 average of 93.2. Even in 2013 before Mumford came on the scene, he only managed an average of 74.9 in 22 games.

    I'd be spending more cash too.

    Guest01 · 23/12/2014 at 23:04

    Probably one of the worst sides I've seen in a while, you'd be looking at 1600-1700 a week

Bijou · 23/12/2014 at 16:29

First of many changes most likely,

Def: Malceski, Simpson, Walker, Waters, Moore [FWD], Hugh Goddard [FWD] (Rourke Smith [MID], Daniel Howe)
Mids: GAJ, Pendles, J Selwood, Sloane, Swan [FWD], Newton, Heeney, Laverde [FWD] (Freeman, Dean Gore, Jack Steele [FWD])
Rucks: NicNat, Kreuzer (Nankervis)
Fwd: Deledio [MID], Goddard [MID], Dustin Martin [MID], Tom Mitchell [MID], Salem, Mitch Clark (Hogan, Jack Lonie)

Cash remaining: $49,100

Any thoughts? : )

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:45

    Cripps instead of Newton would be a fine start.

@RyanRhino14 · 23/12/2014 at 16:32

Def: Smith, Hibberd, Hurn, Mayes, Waters, Whitecross (Scharenberg, McGuiness)
Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, Steven, Rich, Petracca, Van Berlo, Newton (Heeney, Vandenberg, Lambert)
Ruc: Kreuzer, Leuy (Griffin)
Fwd: Lids, Goddard, Swan, Mitchell, Clark, Salem (Hogan, Steele)
At least if it's bad i have the it's only December excuse

    @RyanRhino14 · 23/12/2014 at 16:34

    i still have 50,200k left

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:44

    Well done Rhino your team will not be outscored for the next 22 weeks

taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 16:42

The video is brilliant Jock.

Does anyone have the scoring table for 2015, or is it available yet?

I cancelled my Herald Sun/SC Gold subscription mid way through this year out of principal.

Live HQ would ask me to re-login 7548695487457584 times per round. Numerous irate emails to HS and problems still existed, therefore i cancelled my subscription….hence not having access to SC Gold Team Planner.

This info would be greatly appreciated if anyone has it. Cheers.

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:43

    Can I download it from SC Gold?

      taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:23

      I found 2014 scoring table by logging in and clicking on the "?" at the top left. Then selecting 'Point Scoring' from the list.

      Not sure if you can do the same in SC Gold to find 2015 scoring table. If you can have a try, that'd be great Womby.

      Trying to find out the new point scoring, especially for the ruck situation.

        WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 18:30

        Nah sadly that info doesn't appear to be available.

          taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:34

          Bugger! Thanks for having a look though, appreciate it.

          Hope someone has it on hand somewhere.

          Want to do some research on rucks, but need this new scoring info. Deduction for ineffective HO's?

            WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 18:41

            How do they determine an ineffective hitout? If Ollie bulldozes Sloane all day and Sharks Sauces taps does that make sauce ineffective?

              taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:58

              Not 100%, hence why i'm tying to track down the Scoring Table. Heard someone mentioning deducting points for ineffective HO's and greater points for HO's to Advantage.

              In that case, i think it may……Bad Sauce.

                WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 19:04

                Yeah and suddenly a trim fast Robbie Warnock is looking good.

    throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 20:28

    Did the same, Twoof. Canceled after the byes. Driving me batty. No value when your tech doesn't work on a consistent basis.

      taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 23:13

      Definitely no value at all Throtts.

      Sent multiple emails to them, and received the same bullsh!t type response every time. Generally they would take 4-5 days to respond too. Unprofessional. So told them where to go!

Gazzarazza · 23/12/2014 at 17:02

Hi all, without having seen a ball bounced in anger, its difficult to settle upon rookies. That said, since the draft I've trawled through countless various sites soaking up as much info on the 2015 rookie class. 2015 is shaping to be a very tough year – again there will be robust debate on the most appropriate strategy: Prems and Rookies etc etc. Anyhow, the team below albeit V1 is a platform from which I will launch into next seasons exciting DT and Supercoach rollercoaster! Thoughts are always welcome.

DEF:Simpson, Hodge, Birchall, Mayes, Varcoe, Henderson, (Scharenberg, Goddard)
MID:Pendles, Sidebottom, Barlow, Treloar, Rich, Brayshaw, Heeney, Boekhorst, Dumont, (Krakouer,Stretch)
FWD:Goddard,Ryder, Martin, Swan, Petracca, Hogan, (Knight, Lambert)

    Mike · 24/01/2015 at 13:45

    No GAJ, Rock, or Fyfe? Your captain options are looking thin.

BlueBoy55 · 23/12/2014 at 17:12

Here's the first draft of my supercoach side, what do you reckon?
DEF: Malceski, Yarran, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross, D.Moore/ H.Goddard, N.Brown
MID: Fyfe, Selwood, Sloane, Boak, Cooney, Rich, Aish, Heeney/ Freeman, N.Krakouer, Laverde
RUC: Leuenberger, Kreuzer/ Wright
FWD: Deledio, B.Goddard, Ryder, Swan, Clark, Hogan/ Lambert, Steele

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 17:41

    Not enough Carlton players

      BlueBoy55 · 23/12/2014 at 17:53

      As a Carlton supporter, they're always my downfall so I've tried to cut back a little bit in my boys hahah!

    Guest01 · 23/12/2014 at 22:00

    Looks like a very solid squad considering it's your very first draft at it this year, I like the Defence line especially!

    WombatsFCSucks! · 24/12/2014 at 21:23

    Good as team bro, Leuenberger and Kreuzer are premium standard without a doubt!!!

      WombatsFC · 24/12/2014 at 21:56

      I don't know whether to feel proud that I have inspired you to achieve your ultimate intellectual and artistic capacity in creating such an amusing name or, whether I should feel sad that you are so depressed, insecure and lonely at 9pm on Christmas eve that you are lashing out at a non-existent entity from your personal agoraphobic hell.

      You are important. People do care about you.Even I care about you. If you need to talk about it call lifeline on 13 11 14

        Ninja · 26/12/2014 at 08:02

        Mate, it’s probably someone who took one of your earlier comments too personally.

        Ladies and Gentlemen, pay attention to the message, not the delivery on these comments. One pearl of wisdom helped me talk myself out of a move that would have screwed me last year.

        If you must take anything from the delivery of a post from Wombats, you will find that the ‘pricklyness’ of the comment and the level of warning are proportionate

          WombatsFC · 26/12/2014 at 11:15

          Thanks Ninja.I'm glad I was of help last year.

            Rayza Ray · 26/12/2014 at 11:53

            Agree Wombats is a GUN of this competition and must be listened to and respected. You have mine buddy.

              WombatsFC · 26/12/2014 at 12:43

              I could be in for a Brownlow this year, with the Umps in my corner. Thanks Rayza, any chance of paying a free against Gaz this year?

NoDikHeadPolicy · 23/12/2014 at 17:49

Risky back line? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! But think there is improvement from these young and returning lads

NoDikHeadPolicy 2015 draft 1

Def: Birch/ Johnson/ Rampe/ Henderson/ Tippet/ N. Brown
Bench: Goddard / Dick

Mid: Pendles/ Selwood/ Kennedy/ Griffen/ T. Mitchell/ Rich/ Van Berlo/ Heeney
Bench: Laverde/ Steele/ A Saad

Ruck: Niknat/ Kreuzer
Bench: McLaren

Fwds: Ryder/ Buddy/ Swan/ Tippett/ Hogan/ Clark
Bench: Membrey/ Krakouer

No GAJ/ Rockwiz – will wait to see if I can snare them a bit lower
$309k in the bank to upgrade a fallen premo early

    taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:29

    Could make a lot of hot chips with your D5 and D6.

    Would be spending more cash on those two positions.

THE SALTSHAKER · 23/12/2014 at 17:56

Def: Walker, Fisher, Ibbotson, Waters, B.Goodes, Whitecross, (Moore, Fuller)
Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Watson, Cotchin, Kerridge (m/f), Trengrove, Van Burlo (Heeney, Freeman, Krakouer)
Ruck: Kruezer, Luey (M. Cox – r/f)
Fwd: Goddard, Ryder, Franklin, Swan, Clarke, Hogan (Saad, Laverde – m/f)

    THE SALTSHAKER · 23/12/2014 at 18:00

    *krakouer m/f and ryder r/f

      THE SALTSHAKER · 23/12/2014 at 18:04

      ahh left out S.Johnson as M4

    Caz · 24/12/2014 at 02:31

    I believe brett goodes got delisted.

      taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 14:56

      Brett Goodes received a lifeline, and was rookie drafted.

WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 18:10

No premo defenders anymore is a big plus and I only need 1 premo FWD to start which lets me get a few extra point scorers in the middle

Hurn, Shannon – Houli, Bachar – Docherty, Sam
Mayes, Sam – Buckley, Dylan – Waters, Beau (Johnson, Alex Goddard, Hugh)

Ablett- Rockliff – Pendlebury – Fyfe
Gray,R – Treloar – Griffen – Cripps (Boekhorst, Smith, Laverde)

Kreuzer – Leuenberger (Cox)

Swan – Menzel- Salem
Saad Ah – Clark – Steele (Krakouer, Lambert)

    taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:32

    V8 Engine room right there Womby!

    Forward line is left a little light on.

    What are you expecting Christian Salem to hit this season?

      WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 18:39

      Forwards are a massive waste of cash salem, Steele and Saad wont get a jumper they're just there as camoflauge

        taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 18:59

        Camouflage, clever!

          WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 19:02

          Thanks for the spelling lesson )

            taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 19:02

            Hahahaha…..a right mouse-click.

          WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 19:03

          The word from Princes Park this week is Boekhorst is a walk up midfield starter if he doesn't break beforehand.

            taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 20:00

            Not bad!! I'll slot him in the draft i'm working on now.

            Had a look at him on the AFL website 'Draft Tracker'. 21yo, excellent….Ready to Go! Thanks Womby!

    Rick · 23/12/2014 at 18:45

    You have an absolute gun midfield, but in my opinion. Your backline is lacking premiums. Your forward line is untrustworthy and your Ruck options are a bit risky, but great midfield

      WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 19:00

      Thanks Rick but there aren't any Premo defenders this year, just a few overpriced injury magnets. Fwd is still in progress but Salem, Saad & Krak have all been dumped and R.Gray comes fwd. Any ruck who doesn't actually play in the ruck will be a must in 2015 when rucks will lose points everytime a hitout is sharked I think Luey might have better Shark protection than Sauce or Goldy.

      WombatsFC · 27/12/2014 at 00:29

      In order to accumulate it is often necessary to speculate.

    WombatsFCSuck · 25/12/2014 at 20:37

    Seen a lot better out there bud

      WombatsFC · 27/12/2014 at 00:32

      No you haven't. You idolize me to the point of fantasizing about a life of total servitude. I hope your a sheila.

Rick · 23/12/2014 at 18:51

Defenders: Malceski, Simpson, Hibbers, Sharanberger, Moore, waters/ Goddard, Bews (Im skeptical on sharanberger)
Midfielders:Ablett,Heppel,Rockliff,Wines,Cockatoo,Boekhurst,Petracca,Brayshaw/ Heeny, Laverde, Lambert (Im skeptical on brayshaw)
Rucks: Ryder, Kreuzer (I think ryder will have a ripper year at port)
Forwards:Franklin, Goddard, Zorko, Swan, Mccartin, Clark/ Lamb,Hogan

I still got 130 k in the bank. I would appreciate thoughts and suggestions πŸ™‚

    Rick · 23/12/2014 at 18:59

    Ive replaced brayshaw with daniel rich

Pube · 23/12/2014 at 20:08

DEF: K Simpson, B smith, J Newnes, G Ibbotson, B waters, N Brown (D McKenzie, Adamson [loophole]
MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, N Fyfe, J Selwood, R Griffin, N Van Berlo, J Anderson, A Vandenberg (J Laverde, N Freeman, N Krakouer)
RUC: N Naitanui, M Kreuzer (T Nankervis)
FWD: R Gray, B Deledio, D Swan, T Mitchell, M Clark, J Hogan (J Steele, K Lambert)

throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 20:16

DEF: Shaw, Walker, Newnes, Waters, Giles, Goddard (Fuller/Rainbow)
MID: Gaz, Pendles, Sloane, Treloar, Tyson, Scooter Selwood, NVB, Morabito (Boekhart, Saad, Freeman)
RUC: NicNat, Kreuze (Read)
FWD: Goddard, St. N, Swan, Mayne, Bellyache, Clark (Steele, Krakouer)

    Liam · 23/12/2014 at 21:05

    Not convinced on VanBerlo and Morabito at M8 & M9 for some reason, what is your thinking behind these two selections throttle?

      throttlefinger · 23/12/2014 at 21:20

      Hey Liam. NVB gives you something that rooks can't: proven AFL-level talent, can average 80 and hit a ton. Question marks and learning curve are avoided. Morabito has done well in the minors and has the talent to make a dent at Freo. They are big on him (yet not to the point of playing him in their 22). Both will require pre-season assurances for sure.

      Risk on both is lower than most…and minimizing the risks is the name of the game, my man.

dbremner06 · 23/12/2014 at 20:26

First Draft – $7500 in the bank.

Feel like I've got good swingsets in place already – but I'm feeling very light on in the midfield…

Nick Malceski [GCS] ($566,600)
Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)
Sam Mayes [BRL] [MID] ($369,100)
Garrick Ibbotson [FRE] ($342,900)
Matt Scharenberg [COL] ($123,900)
Matthew Fuller [WBD] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Alex Browne [ESS] ($123,900)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Tom Rockliff [BRL] ($709,500)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Joel Selwood [GEE] ($649,900)
Sam Blease [GEE] [FWD] ($177,400)
Anthony Morabito [FRE] ($172,500)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Jayden Laverde [ESS] [FWD] ($127,300)
Jarrod Garlett [GCS] ($152,300)
Trent Dumont [NTH] ($123,900)

Todd Goldstein [NTH] ($574,400)
Tom Bellchambers [ESS] [FWD] ($302,500)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)

Robbie Gray [PTA] [MID] ($596,900)
Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] ($548,800)
Patrick Ryder [PTA] [RUC] ($543,400)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Jack Lonie [STK] ($117,300)
Tom Lamb [WCE] ($117,300)

    Liam · 23/12/2014 at 20:58


    Kev · 23/12/2014 at 22:35

    I like your structure, dbremmer06. A bit of a slow burner though as it's going to take until the byes for those mid rooks to fatten up. I'd look at taking out one or both of eski or brodie smith, and one of gray/floggard/ryder for a cheaper option/s. Invest cash into your mids

      dbremner06 · 29/12/2014 at 13:54

      I think you're right Kev. I'll be downgrading Kreuzer and investing more $$$ into midfield before season – turn Blease into a 400K + player – just need a read on which rookies will play. I can also throw Goddard and Swan into the midfield and pick up a forward rookie if one is on the bubble.

      As far as being a slow burner – last two years my light has burnt brightly but quickly. Patience required this season for me. Again – a lot will depend on which rookies play. I like Laverde, but I don't see him getting much game time.

    Ben · 24/12/2014 at 16:32

    Would you be able to give me a price on s.selwood, Ivan maric and jamie Elliot please?

      dbremner06 · 29/12/2014 at 13:51

      S Selwood 433,100
      Maric 535,900
      Elliot 447,400

    Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 03:05

    Think you’re over-protecting the rucks with a double strategy db. You could free up some cash by either losing the forward swing option or opting for a rookie as r3 given you’ve got got the forward swing as backup.

    Lots of rookies in the midfield as well, forward line looks pretty decent though.

      dbremner06 · 29/12/2014 at 13:49

      Yeah, on second look – you're right about the rucks. I think I'll downgrade Kreuzer to a rookie (thinking McLaren or that American Collingwood fella) and upgrade a mid.

    Conda · 16/01/2015 at 00:34

    id keep kreuzer mate and downgrade gaschambers or move him into your forward and downgrade ryder!
    up to you though

Poloko48 · 23/12/2014 at 20:43

Welcome back everyone, great to be back, love this time of year!
First attempt, here goes:

DEF: Malceski, Smith B, Hodge, Henderson, Waters, Moore (Tippett J, Brown N)
MID: Jelwood, Sloane, JPK, Danger, deGoey, Blease, Heeney, Vandenberg (Stretch, Krakouer, Lambert)
RUC: Goldy, Ryder (McKernan)
FWD: Gray, Lids, Swan, Clark M, Saad, Hogan (Menzel, Goddard H)

Have tried to just pick the best squad with mostly a Premium/Rookie strategy, rookies a bit of unknown obviously at this stage.

Thinking I'm a premo short in mids but otherwise reasonably happy with 1st effort!

Would love feedback, thanks everyone!

    Poloko48 · 23/12/2014 at 20:45

    forgot to mention still have $205,200 in bank – too much?

      Kev · 23/12/2014 at 22:41

      Way too much left over. No Gaz/Pendles/Fyfe? Ryder at Port is risky. Share of ruck load isn't known

      Keep on tinkering

Adam J · 23/12/2014 at 20:54


1. Simpson, K
2. Burgoyne, S
3. Shaw, H
4. Birchall, G
5. Newnes, J
6. Marsh, J
23. Vickers-Willis, E
24. Newman, N
7. Ablett, G
8. Prestia, D
9. Boak, T
10. Griffen, R
11. Brayshaw, A
12. Cockatoo, N
13. Weller, L
14. Heeney, I
25. Steele, J
26. Krakouer, N
27. Lambert, K
15. Ryder, P
16. Naitanui, N
28. Durdin, S
17. Deledio, B
18. Goddard, B
19. Zorko, D
20. Swan, D
21. Clark, M
22. Hogan, J
29. Lonie, J
30. Lamb, T
Bank: $7,800

Creeker · 23/12/2014 at 21:02

B Smith, L Hodge, M Hibberd, B Waters, B Whiecross, C Ellis-Yoleman.
(K McIntosh, N Newman.)

G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Selwood, P Dangerfield, J Steven, S Biggs, J Anderson, I Heeney.
(A Vandenberg, N Freeman, J Steele.)

I Maric, N Naitanui. (M Cox)

B Deledio, B Goddard, D Martin, D Swan, M Clarke, J Hogan.
(D Menzel, K Lambert.)

The gifted1 · 23/12/2014 at 21:04

Def: Malceski, H.Shaw, Hodge, Walker, Waters, Whitecross(Brown, Wigg)
Mid: JPK, Barlow, Heppell, Griffen, S.Selwood, Wells, Rich, Van Berlo(Heeney, Freeman, Krakouer)
Ruck: Kreuzer, Leuenberger(Durdin)
Fwd: Deledio, Swan, Walters, Garlett, Reid, Clarke(Hogan, Lonie)

Feedback would be appreciated

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 02:04

    Essendon's best player is Jobe and is better value than Heppell IMO.

    maybe slim back $$$ outlayed in defence and lift the fwd line a bit.?

Canny the Manny · 23/12/2014 at 21:29

Well it's not exactly my V1 so to speak as I've made a wide variety of changes since the initial first draft but we'll roll with this.


N. Malceski H. Shaw P. Seedsman BENCH: H. Goddard (FWD)
B. Waters M. Scharenberg S. Duridin (RUC) BENCH: E. Vickis Willis


G. Ablett… ("3 Votes") S. Pendlebury N. Fyfe BENCH: J. Laverde (FWD)
R. Sloan D. Swan (FWD) C. Petracca (FWD) BENCH: N. Freeman
N. van Berlo I. Heeney BENCH: J, Steele (FWD)

T. Goldstein M. Kreuzer BENCH: M. Cox


B. Deledio (MID) B. Goddard (MID) D. Martin (MID) BENCH: N. Krakouer (MID)
H. Bennell (MID) M. Clark J. Hogan BENCH: K. Lambert (MID)

The Backline is quite weak, but I think that's going to be the case for everyone. I have gone reasonably heavy in the mids with 4 600K+ players and a more expensive mid-pricer in Swanny. I'm unsure with my ruck situation with Goldy and Kreuzer who can be risky with injuries along with big Mason Cox which I don't know much about and realistically won't play most games. The forward line is decent enough with 4 premiums and 2 rookies (both key position players :/ ) on field and 2 very cheap rookies on the bench.
Overall, it's a decent start I think. Looking forward to learning more about the rookies and seeing who will impress during the NAB competition.

    Kev · 23/12/2014 at 22:47

    I know they're cheap, but having 2x KPF is a risk. I suspect both will be managed throughout the year (despite all the "training the house down" stuff from their respective clubs)

    Sarah · 23/12/2014 at 23:01

    Your bench cover in the forward line are rookies… You'll need to make sure they've been elevated to the senior list before locking in your team for round 1.

    WombatsFC · 23/12/2014 at 23:03

    Hi Canny, a few of your starting players are very unlikely to be fit for round 1. If you read feedback about other teams you will find out who.

    IMO all defenders over 500k have a negative points to dollar ratio over first 5 rounds = not good.

    Canny the Manny · 24/12/2014 at 02:20

    Taken on your suggestions folks and done a quick tidy up. I've opted for more of a 'Guns and Rookies' type thingo, eliminating mid-pricers where I could. Lets see how this one looks.


    H. Shaw
    L. Hodge
    M. Hibberd
    B. Waters
    D. Moore
    H. Goddard
    (Ed. Vickers Willis)
    (M. Fuller)


    G. Ablett… ("3 Votes")
    S. Pendlebury
    N. Fyfe
    D. Swan (FWD)
    C. Petracca (FWD)
    N. van Berlo
    I. Heeney
    A. Vandenberg
    (N. Freeman)
    (B. Boekhorst)
    (J. Steele FWD)


    T. Goldstein
    N. Dog Dog, Naitanui
    (T. Bellchambers FWD)


    R. Gray (MID)
    B. Deledio (MID)
    B. Goddard (MID)
    H. Bennell (MID)
    M. Clark
    J. Laverde (MID)
    (J. Hogan)
    (D. Menzel)

    With a whopping $2,000 left in the warchest, I feel I've filled some wholes throughout the lineup. I know that Shaw, Hodge and Hibbered could well and truly be a waste of coin with mid price players possibly having the the talent to match their scores but I'm only just recovering from my 8th degree burns I suffered from certain mid-priced players last season. Anyway, thanks for the help community, moving onto bigger and better things this upcoming 2015 season!

Poloko48 · 23/12/2014 at 21:39

Team #2 already, have based this strictly on Premo/Rook strategy – no midpricers at all (so no Swan, Hodge, Hibberd, Waters, Christensen, Newnes, Van Berlo, Petracca, Brayshaw, NicNat, Bellchambers, the list goes on….)

DEF: Malceski, Burgoyne (MID), Smith B, Moore D (FWD), Byrne C (FWD), Johnson A, (Schade, Cordy Z)
MID: Jelwood, Sloane, JPK, Parker, Danger, Macrae, Heeney, Vandenberg (Stretch, Krakouer N (FWD), Lambert)
RUC: Goldy, Ryder (FWD) (Grimley (FWD))
FWD: Gray (MID), Lids (MID), Bennell (MID), Hogan, Laverde (MID), Markworth (Goddard H (DEF), Lamb T)

    Canny the Manny · 24/12/2014 at 01:32

    I reckon getting sucked in to changing strategies and structures because of the new prices, players and format could prove to be the downfall of many trying to change things up too much. It wouldn't surprise me if the classic "Guns and Rookies" strategy like this example here was to be the most successful in 2015. Great job Poloko, strip it back and stick to the basics πŸ™‚

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:59

    wow , it would really take some plums to actually do it.

Liam · 23/12/2014 at 22:29

This is my first crack so don't grill me to much! I've backed throttle in at this early stage with VanBerlo and Morabito and feel light on like most in the backline.

Malceski, Hodge, Mayes, Ibbotson, Waters, A.Johnson, (H.Goddard, Fuller)

Fyfe, Jelwood, Danger, Boak, J.Steven, Rich, NVB, Morabito, (Brayshaw, Freeman, Boekhorst)

Kruezer, Leuenberger, (P.Wright)

Goddard, Ryder, Swan, T.Mitchell, Salem, M.Clark, (Saad, Steele)

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:56

    looks unique in lots of ways, great job.

    just need a bit more grunt in the mids,

    See if you have enough $$$$ to upgrade from Danger, Boak, J.Steven to become ABLETT GRIFFEN, WINES ? IMHO

taylorwoof · 23/12/2014 at 23:07


DEF: Hodge (Def/Mid), Birchall, Mayes (Def/Mid), Waters, Smedts, Whitecross
BENCH: Fuller, A.Johnson

MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Parker, Dangerfield, A.Swallow, Petracca (Mid/Fwd), Van Berlo, Boekhurst
BENCH: Morabito, J.Anderson, N.Krakouer (Mid/Fwd)

RUCK: Kreuzer, Leuenberger BENCH: T.Read (Ruck/Fwd)

FWD: R.Gray (Fwd/Mid), Deledio (Fwd/Mid), Goddard (Fwd/Mid), Wingard, GasChambers (Fwd/Ruck), M.Clark
BENCH: D.Menzel, J.Hogan

11.5K Remaining.

    Liam · 23/12/2014 at 23:16

    This has to be one of the better squads i've laid eyes on so far, like it a lot.

      taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:50

      Cheers Liam!

THE SALTSHAKER · 24/12/2014 at 00:10

Edit team v35.0 (much happier with my mids, rucks, fwds and better bye round mix) removed some mid pricers allowed for better GnR strat

Def: Walker, Fisher, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross, Brown (Scharenberg, Fuller)
Mid: Ablett, Rocky, Pendles, Fyfe, Griffin, Trengrove, Van Berlo, Heney (Vandenberg, Freeman, Steele)
Ruck: NicNat, Kruezer (M.Cox)
Fwd: Harvey, Ryder, Franklin, Swan, Clarke, Hogan (Krakouer, Lambert)

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:51

    big leap of faith injury curse wise in defence,

    coxin rucks excellent with swinging ryder

    like Harvey as unique
    just on Hogan. be good to see him strut his stuff but key position plyers rarely score enough to warrant as rookies IMO

      THE SALTSHAKER · 24/12/2014 at 09:05

      Hogan is a rookie, looks to be training well, kid can play. Willl make $$. Yeah my backline very shaky im likely to drop fyfe to cotch and maybe ryder to bell chambers if he is fit as ryder might play more fwd this year/might be paying overs. Will depend on rookies if theres a wealth of options ill go another rookie in guts for $$ generation.use the $$ at both ends

      So far inj cursed players have worked well for me so far in my 4yr history – ibbo scored well in finals so at that price. Will be Waters last chance but a steal at that price. Whitecross will avg 80-90 if he gets back in team will have earnt it which is good enough for me. Fisher takes 7marks a game if he can get his disp up will be value even at 32yo. Im hoping Walker plays that sweeping role that saw him avg 100+ in 2013

        THE SALTSHAKER · 24/12/2014 at 09:11

        An interesting stat is the top 8 defenders – on any year start from outside the top 8 the year before, rarely does the top defenders hold their position so looking for some value. I believe ibbo, waters, walker can avg 90+ whitecross 80+

    taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:10

    Love the M1-M5 Salts, strength beyond strength right there!

    Trengrove won't play Round 1, give him the boot.

Jimmy · 24/12/2014 at 00:30

This is my first go, please give me feedback. Thank You!

DEF: H. Shaw, Hibbert, Walker, B. Waters, Whitecross, N. Brown (H. Goddard, N. Newman)

MID: Ablett, Selwood, Fyfe, Heppell, Rich, N. Van Berlo, S. Blease, I. Heeney (A. Vandenberg, D. Gore, A. Krakouer)

RUCKS: Lobbe, Kreuzer (Nankervis)

FWD: Lids, Buddy, Bennell, Wingard, T. Mitchell, M. Clark (J. Steele, K. Lambert)

I have $4,800 in the bank. Not 100% on Clark due to his fitness but if he is fit he might average 70+.

    Jambo · 24/12/2014 at 01:24

    Van Berlo is not supercoach relevant, Isaac Heeney is unlikely IMO to recieve much game time due to the full team's strong outfit. I believe that Hawthorn are unlikely to take any risk on Whitecross since he is coming back from two knee reconstructions. N. Brown is not supercoach relevant. As a rule of thumb, keep clear from key position defenders, they are lock down players. Good start though.

      Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 00:25

      Jambo NVB is very relevant with a starting price of $215k. Brown should also make some coin but better options IMO. Bang on about Whitecross and Heeney, (he even needs to get past Tommy Mitchell in the waiting line)

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:47

    im ok with a couple of risks for injury but 3 in the def might be too much in B. Waters, Whitecross, N. Brown.

    NVB has enough history to suggest he might double in price before cash him, so hes in mine, Im not hot on Blease but thats just me.

Farnzy · 24/12/2014 at 00:43

DEF: K. Simpson, L. Hodge, M. Hibberd, P. Seedsman, B. Waters, B. Whitecross (J. Hamling, H. Goddard)
MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, N. Fyfe, J. Selwood, P. Dangerfield, I. Heeney, N. Freeman, B. Boekhorst (J. Anderson, A. Vandenberg, J. Steele)
RUC: M. Kreuzer, M. Leuenberger (M. Cox)
FWD: B. Goddard, D. Martin, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, C. Salem, M. Clark (J. Hogan, N. Krakouer)

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:43

    great. rucks little injury risks with both.

    im a little cold on danger

      Farnzy · 24/12/2014 at 12:41

      Thanks, gotta risk it for the biscuit. Danger is massively underpriced, IMO he will go close to a 120 ppg ave. (Reckon he will want to have a big year and pump up his market value for the highest bidder).

Jambo · 24/12/2014 at 01:18

This is my first draft for my team.
DEF: Kolodjashnij (Kade), Paul Seedsman, Rampe, Waters, Darley, Savage (H. Goddard (D/F) & Lever)
MID: Callan Ward (GWS), Jack MacRae (WB), Tyson (Melb), Swan (MID/FWD), Toby Greene, Gaff, Cockatoo, Patrick Cripps, (Freeman (Coll), Cavka (WCE) & Clem Smith)
RUC: Paddy Ryder (RUC/FWD) (Port), Ivan Maric (Bellchambers (R/F))
FWD: Robbie Gray (FWD/MID) (Port) Jack Billings (st k), Josh Kelly (FWD/MID) (GWS), Hogan (Melb), Salem (Melb), Cockatoo (Geel), Jack Lonie (st k) & Eli Templeton
$87,600 left. Any feedback or suggestions are most welcome.

    yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:40

    start on your second.
    try an elite and rookies style. dump anyone between $250 to $400k

    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 00:33

    Looks light in the back Jambo. No Gaj, Pendles, Rocky or Selwood risks captain points. I'd also consider pushing bellchambers forward for a rookie and put m.cox or p.wright as r3

yurkins · 24/12/2014 at 01:35

Kade Simpson [CAR] ($512,800)
Luke Hodge [HAW] [MID] ($492,000)
Michael Hibberd [ESS] ($491,500)
Matt Scharenberg [COL] ($123,900)
Matthew Fuller [WBD] ($123,900)
Nicholas Newman [SYD] ($102,400)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Brendan Whitecross [HAW] ($198,700)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Dayne Beams [BRL] ($621,000)
Steele Sidebottom [COL] ($608,200)
Jobe Watson [ESS] ($574,800)
Ollie Wines [PTA] ($539,200)
Ryan Griffen [GWS] ($530,700)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Aaron Vandenberg [MEL] ($127,900)
Jed Anderson [HAW] ($141,400)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Josh Cowan [GEE] ($123,900)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Jimmy Bartel [GEE] ($549,000)
Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] ($534,900)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Tom Bellchambers [ESS] [RUC] ($302,500)
Christian Petracca [MEL] [MID] ($217,300)
Nathan Krakouer [PTA] [MID] ($106,900)
Kane Lambert [RIC] [MID] ($102,400)
Jayden Laverde [ESS] [MID] ($127,300)

an unremarkable team that will do the job, the risk is injury in defence. $63k left

    bobby · 24/12/2014 at 22:14

    love the sidebottom selection.. great POD

Tom · 24/12/2014 at 08:49

My version 1.00000001

Defence: J.Newnes (MID), P Seedsman, B Waters, J Lever, D Moore (FWD), H Goddard (FWD), (M Scharenberg, M Fuller)
Mid: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, N Fyfe, Selwood, A Christensen (FWD), D Swan (FWD), D Rich, M Whiley, (I Heeney, B Boekhurst, J Steele)
Ruck: N Naitanui, M Kreuzer (P Wright (FWD))
Forwards: B Deledio (MID), H Bennel (MID), T Mitchell (MID), T Bellchambers (RUC), C Salem, M Clark (J Hogan, C Daniel)


I have gone super cheap in the defence hoping the at least 3 out of my 5 rookies will be playing. Will have to wait and see round one team announcements.

Have Bellchambers in the forward line and peter wright in the ruck so I have some bench cover without having points sitting there wasted on the bench.

Obviously, the midfield is set and forget with a couple of mid pricers

    Tom · 24/12/2014 at 08:50

    100k in the bank

      Rick · 24/12/2014 at 10:15

      Your team is good, but peter wright isnt a forward.

        Tom · 24/12/2014 at 21:27

        He 100% is!!

    jonh · 04/01/2015 at 22:12

    I really like you structure

Pre Season Team · 24/12/2014 at 09:24

Smith, Hodge, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross, D Moore (H Goddard M Fuller)
Ablett, Fyfe, Jelwood, Dangerfield, Griffen, NVB, Cockatoo, Heeney, (Leverde, Freeman, Boekhurst)
Naitanui, Leuenberger, (M Cox)
Deledio, Roughead, Swan, Wingard, Bellchambers, Clark (Hogan, P Wright)

lots of risks at the moment in the defence with all of Ibbotson, Waters, WX… but if they all pay off it's a ready made defence almost.

    yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 02:48


    Ninja · 27/12/2014 at 20:58

    I wonder if Cockatoo and Heeney will get solid enough game time to be M7 and M8?

Danners16 · 24/12/2014 at 09:39

Well Version 1.02 already. Surprising that most teams are willing to pay $100,000 extra for Ablett when you could get someone like Fyfe instead. Probably a few surprising players in this team but it's only a draft.
$27,900 in the bank
Def-H.Shaw, Hodge, Walker, Newnes, Rampe, Waters (Goddard, Dick)
Mid-Fyfe, Beams, JPK, Dangerfield, Rich, Petracca, Cockatoo, Freeman (Heeney, Boekhorst, Lambert)
Ruck-Leuenberger, Bellchambers (Durdin)
Fwd-Deledio, Ryder, Bennell, Ziebell, Salem, Clark (Steele, Laverde)

    Kimmyd · 24/12/2014 at 17:39

    I'd have Ablett over Fyfe any day of the week as Fyfe is very likely to get suspended due to the way he plays. In 5 seasons he has only ever played 21 games once. And in past 2 seasons he has played 18 and 19 due to suspensions. Great player but too risky for that reason alone.

    bobby · 24/12/2014 at 22:11

    fyfe is 77k cheaper, yet averages 14.4 less points per round x 23 rounds = 331.2 more points for the season…. plus captain points and supercoach consistency gaz is the king,, u want the king!!! get ya fyfe as captain all you want buddy, plus fyfe is not as calm under pressure or with tags and can have poor effieciency and just boots it forward to noone.. the boys down at champion data dont like that sorta play..

@castlemanj · 24/12/2014 at 09:50

Dizzy Stuff v1.00

DEF: S Burgoyne, L Hodge, M Hibberd, S Mayes, B Whitecross, A Browne (H Goddard, D McKenzie)
MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, N Fyfe, JP Kennedy, O Wines, T Mitchell, N Van Berlo, N Freeman (B Boekhorst, A Vandenberg, T Dumont)
RUC: N Naitanui, T Bellchambers (M Cox)
FWD: B Deledio, H Bennell, D Swan, C Salem, M Clark, R Knight (J Steele, C Daniel)

I've avoided some of the obvious rookie-listed players at this early stage – Once it appears likely that they will play early in the season, rookies like Lambert and Krakouer can easily be swapped in for less money. Likewise Heeney – Would be an instant pick if he'd been "drafted" to just about any other club, he may not come into the side until the R1 team sheets are released.

Browne and Knight are very speculative picks – By the time the season is nearing its start, if these two haven't yet given any indication that they will perform / play at all, another of this year's talented young players will have put their hand up. At the risk of mixing metaphors (and possibly creating an unpleasant mental image), I have cast my rookie-net wide, now just waiting for the cream to rise.

Would prefer to have Bellchambers forward, but still trying to balance the budget in a way that still gets me a decent R2.

    @castlemanj · 24/12/2014 at 09:51

    …Forgot to say – Still over $100K in the bank with this lineup. This is a team in flux, as all are at this stage.

Mike C · 24/12/2014 at 09:54

Appreciate feedback from the Supercoach 'Earth Gods', does this team have the right balance…

Luke Hodge [MID], Shannon Hurn, Jack Newnes [MID], Beau Waters, Billie Smedts, Darcy Moore [FWD], Jake Kolodjashnij,
Alex Johnson

Gary Ablett, Scott Pendlebury, Joel Selwood, Josh P. Kennedy, Jobe Watson, Jack Trengove, Anthony Morabito, Blaine Boekhorst,
Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Matthew Dick [DEF], Jack Steele [FWD]

Matthew Kreuzer, Matthew Leuenberger, Mason Cox [FWD]

Brett Deledio [MID], Harley Bennell [MID], Dane Swan [MID], Tom Mitchell [MID], Tom Bellchambers [RUC], Mitch Clark, Patrick Karnezis, Hugh Goddard [FWD]

Thinking was: ruck cover via Belch; swing positions add flexibility; Mitchell could burn up the stats if he gets back in to Swans starting team; surely Smedts and Karnezis come in to the reckoning with the losses from their squads? And a few returns from injury, most notable risk is Jack Trengove, still a great player if they can just get him fit?

    Danners16 · 24/12/2014 at 11:14

    Nice team, probably be better going H.Goddard as a defender as there is a lack of rookie defenders. If you think Trengrove is a risk maybe look at D.Rich.

Rick · 24/12/2014 at 10:11

My supercoach team on my second try.
Defence: Malceski, Hibberd, Simpson, Sharanberg, Waters, Moore / Goddard, Fuller
Midfield:Ablett, Heppel, Rockliff, Cocatoo, Boekhurst, Petracca, Rich / Laverde, Heeney, Smith
Ruck: Ryder, Kreuzer / Lobb
Forward: Franklin, Goddard, Zorko, Swan, Mccartin, Clark./ Lamb, Hogan

Feedback would be appreciated πŸ™‚

    Rick · 24/12/2014 at 10:14

    Alert. I was reading through the other teams and I decided to trade ablett for selwood and mccartin for bellchambers.

      taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:24

      You have one short in your starting midfield Rick.

      I had Scharenberg in my initial draft, then was informed on here that he won't play round one due to ACL injury.

Mark · 24/12/2014 at 10:49

My team second try.

DEF: Malceski, H.Shaw, Ibbotson, Waters, Maynard, H.Goddard (Lever, Kolodjashnij)
MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Wines, D.Shiel/B.Crouch, Steven, Rich, NVB, Cockatoo, Heeney, (J.Garlett, J.Anderson/C.Ellis)
RUCK: Goldstein, Leuy, (Bellchambers)
FOR: Lids, Buddy, Swan, B.Martin, Clark, Petracca, (Steele, Lambert)

Feedback would be much appreciated

    Rick · 24/12/2014 at 11:17

    I wouldnt put so much power into the ruck bench. Put someone cheap and flexible like Peter wright or Mason cox into the bench and bellchambers into the forward line πŸ™‚

      taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:26

      I'm wary of Jack Steven. No Lenny, and Joey Montagna isn't the player he used to be. First tag could go to Jack every week.

      Mark · 24/12/2014 at 19:41

      Cheers. I was thinking that too

      Mark · 24/12/2014 at 19:45

      Replaced Bellchambers with Cox and then upgraded Martin to Gray

        yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 02:53

        due to byes you might like to lose Cox and put in t read geelong. has dpp and bye in rd 13

Rick · 24/12/2014 at 11:14

Defence: Malceski, Simpson,Burgoyne, Sharanberg,Moore,Waters / Goddard, Fuller
Midfield: Selwood, Fyfe, Heppel, Treloar,Boekhurst,Cocatoo,Petracca,Rich/ Laverde, Heeny smith
Ruck: Ryder, Kreuzer/ Cox
Forward: Franklin, Goddard, Zorko, Swan, Bellchambers, Mccartin/ Lamb, Hogan

Tactics:Without paddy rider at essendon Bellchambers should get alot more oppurunities to excel. I also put cox on the ruck bench to add flexibility with bellchambers during the bye rounds. I dont have anyone over 700k, why would you pick a rockliff or an ablett when you can pick Selwood and Fyfe? Barely any difference. And because I didnt bye anyone over 700k I was able to purchase the 3 top defenders. Since defence is going to be slim, I decided to put as much firepower to try to 'overtake' opposition in the defence. Im a little bit skeptical on sharanberg and whether he will play starting from round 1, but I got bench coverage just in case. I would really appreciate some tips from you guys πŸ™‚

    Danners16 · 24/12/2014 at 15:56

    Seems like a good team. I agree with what you say with Ablett/Rockliff, I haven't gotten any of them either. Forward line looks a bit iffy with a few key forwards who can be inconsistent. Maybe get Clark instead of McCartin as he is a proven scorer, averaged around the 80 mark at Brisbane. Zorko is a bit inconsistent, maybe look at Bennell. Scharenberg done his ACL, not sure on return date. Midfield looks locked and loaded, looks great. Can't really be too harsh as we haven't seem the players in play yet.

      Rick · 24/12/2014 at 17:53

      Thanks, I replaced mccartin with clark and with the left over money I upgraded zorko to gray

    Conda · 30/12/2014 at 10:58

    well as consistent and high scoring as selwood and fyfe are, ablett and rockliff are on a whole new level scoring wise, the numbers they put up on a week to week basis is astonishing, would be a miss to not pick up at least one of them

ReltonRoberts · 24/12/2014 at 11:40

Def; Smith, Birchall, Walker, Waters, McGuinness, McKenzie (DVR, HGoddard)
Mids; Gaz, Pendles, Selwood, Ward, Freeman, Anderson, Heeney, Boekhorst, Freeman (Laverde, Dumont, Steele)
Rucks; NicNat, Goldy (Nankervis)
Fwds; Lids, BGoddard, Lance, Dusty, Swan, Clark (Hogan, Daniel)

14.5k left over.

Thought about switching Ward with Gray and essentially having full premo fwds at round 1 (although Gray would be in the guts).
Think stacking the FWD line will be the way to go, with plenty of good defenders to become available throughout the year (Simpson, Shaw, Hibberd bound to have a stinker at some stage) just gonna have to accept 90+ as the new defender premo.

    taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:29

    You've got 9 in the mid bruz. Freeman there twice.

    Interesting 4-0-4 mid structure. Hopefully the rooks reveal themselves over the NAB.

      ReltonRoberts · 24/12/2014 at 15:37

      Oh jeez, that's a bit of a balls up, thanks for pointing that out for me mate!

      Not sold on any of the mid pricers in the mids, much rather start with 4 who I think will be top 8 scorers and there will be plenty of mid rookies to choose from come round one.

Ben · 24/12/2014 at 12:18

B) Simpson, Hibberd, frawley,
Still filling the back 3
(Goddard, scharenberg)

M) gaj, pendles, jselwood, d.beams,
Wines, s.selwood, j.stevens, vanberlo

(Newnes, Steele, hartung)

R) maric, kreuzer


F) buddy, lids, Goddard,
Wingard, m.clarke, Elliot

(Krakeour, boekhorst)

@castlemanj · 24/12/2014 at 12:20

Really surprised how many people are going with Scharenberg… What are the odds that he's actually going to be fit?

    Rick · 24/12/2014 at 12:28

    Im also a bit skeptical on sharenberg, but I have bench coverage of fuller and goddard if he dosnt play. Plus dont forget, he was a top 10 pick last year.

    James · 24/12/2014 at 14:12

    But he did do his knee at the end of last year so most likely wont play until finals

    taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:30

    I had him in initial draft, as was unaware of the ACL until the community informed me.

    I think it's more of a thing, some may be uninformed.

@emhoy · 24/12/2014 at 12:25

23K in the bank my main area of concern is the defenders. Also thinking about Scott Lycett in my fwds for a swing into rucks.

Smith, Brodie $502,800
Walker, Andrew $472,600
Malceski, Nick $566,600
Waters, Beau $267,200
Jaksch, Kristian $264,500
Newman, Nicholas $102,400
Vickers-Willis, Ed $117,300
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Selwood, Joel $649,900
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Fyfe, Nat $657,600
Rich, Daniel $348,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Freeman, Nathan $123,900
Miller, Touk $117,300
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400
Gore, Dean $117,300

Ryder, Patrick(FWD) $543,400
Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
McLaren, Sean(FWD) $105,400

Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Hogan, Jesse $130,400
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Krakouer, Nathan(MID) $106,900
Steele, Jack(MID) $117,300

    Rick · 24/12/2014 at 12:31

    Your defence is looking preety good. Your midfield is preety good. Youve chosen good ruck selections and your fowards are good. Although I wouldnt expect to much out of Kristian jaksh. He could prove costly

Nathan · 24/12/2014 at 13:19

First draft, feedback please!







(Brown, H Goddard)










(Cockatoo, Heeney, Laverde)












(C.Daniel, lambert)

    Nathan · 24/12/2014 at 13:21

    Waters also in deffence*

Sarah · 24/12/2014 at 13:22

hey guys sarah here!
just wondering what is happening with the new ruck rule apparently if a ruckman stuffs up a hitout he loses points any truth in this?

    Dools · 24/12/2014 at 16:27

    Hi Sarah,
    Yes it's true . Hit outs to advantage get positive points , Intercepts are penalised . It is now possible to generate Negative scores with Ruc's….

      Sarah · 24/12/2014 at 20:46

      cheers dools who do you reckon will be most effected from this?

        yurkins · 25/12/2014 at 03:09

        Im thinking for this season that i will try for rucks that dont rely too heavily on taps. Ryder, Kreuzer, nic nat……

        Dools · 25/12/2014 at 13:15

        Hi Sarah
        That is the million dollar question, I'm still looking in to Ruc efficiency but I have a feeling Big Sauce is outa the equation now.
        You need to look at Rucs who get involved in General Play to that end I'd be looking at game breakers ie Nic Nat and a fit Kruzer who will not rely solely on tap duties…Ryder certainly fits but ASADA have not finished with him so I'm staying clear
        "To the fridge"

          Seaford Scouse · 31/12/2014 at 17:18

          Sauce #1 in HO 2 ADV in 2014 @ 33%

            Dools · 01/01/2015 at 16:17

            G'day SS,
            33% for 1 point that's 67% that is ineffectual this season as he will lose points at least 33% of the time of the points gained coming from hit outs (I'm being a wee bit mean on that stat) he is at least 33% of the time losing the hit outs = lost no points as he has taken points.
            But 33.3% (per centage left over) nullifies points taken for his hit outs as they where not to advantage.
            This season he will be penalised for a hit out to dis-advantage. He loses points, hence his SC Ruc role must be studied and understood. His last season should not be a conclusion to SC points this year. This is why I suggest and said you need a Ruc who does not play in the Ruc .
            Clangers and all it is worth more to leave him out!
            "To the fridge!!"

    Conda · 31/12/2014 at 12:25

    Stefan Martin, a mid fielding ruck, he'll be great as he gets most of his supercoach points by racking up disposals game in and game out

Lewis · 24/12/2014 at 14:50

Thoughts on Jed Anderson (141,400)?

    Farnzy · 24/12/2014 at 15:08


    taylorwoof · 24/12/2014 at 15:32

    He's my M10 until i hear otherwise.

    Hawthorn rate him highly. As a hawks fan, i'm crossing everything to see him in action in 2015.

    Lewis · 24/12/2014 at 16:17

    Thanks guys just as I thought was suprised to see that he was not in more teams

@noahcavanagh · 24/12/2014 at 16:04

hi guys this is what it says on the Collingwood injury list about Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
“Matt came back from the off-season in fantastic condition, we couldn’t have expected more from a guy coming into his second year at the club. The way he presented himself was fabulous. We’re not going to rush him."
so he might be in line for round 1 and i posted this because their have been a lot of comments about him on people's teams so here's some help with the matter

    Koach · 24/12/2014 at 22:16

    that's interesting. I thought he had an ACL in august last year and had the traditional (12 months out) reconstruction on it.

    Kev · 25/12/2014 at 08:15

    Pies will be ultra cautious with him. Better rookie cash cows options out there

@noahcavanagh · 24/12/2014 at 16:06

Plz really need help got to get rid of one out of Ablett, Rockliff, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Selwood

    Koach · 24/12/2014 at 22:14

    My thoughts:
    I'd get rid of jelwood from there as he had a history of fluctuating scores resulting in a significant drop in price before turning it on for the last third of the season.

    I currently have rocky in my team but who knows how he'll be affected by the influx of Rich and Beams into his midfield. On the plus side, he'll get less attention from taggers and he's a tackling machine. on the negative, there are more guns to demand the ball from the lesser lights and take his chunk of the points.

    Fyfe seems to be becoming a mini pendles/ablett in that he breaks his tag more often than not (and is in the only team that doesn't get tagged by crowley) so he's a solid pick

    pendles had a down year by his standards so I feel you're paying unders for him

    and gary is the little bald jeezus. In GAJ we trust.

    Let me know what you decide

      @noahcavanagh · 25/12/2014 at 09:41

      thx i am going to get rid of Selwood and bring him in to my side later in the year

        Seaford Scouse · 28/12/2014 at 10:37

        I’d get rid of Fyfe mate, too unreliable and likely to miss at least one game with suspension although he might change his style a bit after getting so close in the brownlow counts.

        Jelwood is a proven tag breaker and won’t devalue too much if he gets off slow, saying that last year he came out of the blocks with a bang; 4 +tons first 4 games for an average of 140!

@cafosk · 24/12/2014 at 18:54

Started my first full time job, took the risk of downloading the Higginator on the company laptop and spent my hour lunchbreak wisely. This is the real job!

Look forward to the season with this crew!

    jockreynolds · 26/12/2014 at 10:01

    Proud of you son. Keep that dedication going up till season kick off and you're well placed

Ando · 24/12/2014 at 19:07

what does everybody think about Daniel Wells as a mid priced option? He's sure to make some cash and border on premium status if North go well.

Avzmo · 24/12/2014 at 20:35

I haven't done too much research but just put together an interesting team off others comments, some feedback appreciated.

Simpson, Kade $512800
Hibberd, Michael $491500
Malceski, Nick $566600
Waters, Beau $267200
Mayes, Sam (MID) $369100
Whitecross, Brendan $198700
Goddard, Hugh (FWD) $122300
Newman, Nicholas $102400

Ablett, Gary $734600
Watson, Jobe $574800
Goddard, Brendon (FWD) $548800
Wines, Ollie $539200
Langford, Will $393700
Rich, Daniel $348300
van Berlo, Nathan $215600
Jansen, Jarrad $123900
Vandenberg, Aaron $127900
Freeman, Nathan $123900
Boekhorst, Blaine $123300

Goldstein, Todd $574400
Naitanui, Nic $488300
Cox, Mason $102400

Ryder, Patrick (RUC) $543400
Franklin, Lance $537200
Swan, Dane (MID) $464500
Boyd, Tom $239500
Clark, Mitch $155200
Hogan, Jesse $130400
Krakouer, Nathan (MID) $106900
Lambert, Kane (MID) $102400

$70,800 left in the kitty.

    Kev · 25/12/2014 at 08:12

    IMO too many mid price mids and KPF's

      adam · 28/12/2014 at 09:48

      i supprisingly like this team,many mid prices but all could pay off,id ditch boyd and ryder(asada) and sack 1 of your premiums in the backline and replace with maybe newnes and spend the cash in the mid after ditching langford.ryder for lids,simpson for newnes,langford for gun mid and your firing i rekn πŸ™‚

Chris · 24/12/2014 at 20:51

DEF: Malceski Simpson, Hibberd, Hodge, Waters, Goddard, Brown Krakouer
MID: GAJ, Rockliff Fyfe Selwood, Heppell, Nathan Van Berlo, Vandenberg, Newton, Brayshaw, Boekhorst, Blakely
RUCK: Jacobs, Bellchambers, Lobb
FWD: Gray, Goddard, Ryder, Bennell, Franklin, Hogan, Clark, Lambert

    Farnzy · 24/12/2014 at 22:30

    It'd be nice to start the year with a squad this strong, but unfortunately it'll be about $1.3 million over the starting cap! BTW Krakouer is a Fwd/Mid.

Koach · 24/12/2014 at 22:38

ok so I've heard a couple of people asking why go GAJ an Rocky when others like fyfe/jelwood/dependles are cheaper. My two cents on this is that they provide that booming score more consistently and you need/want one of those every week for your captain. Just my two cents on that.

anywho here's my reviewed team that tries to move closer to the guns n rookies outside the def
H Shaw, Lumumba, Ibbotson, Waters, J Kolodjashni, Fuller
(S Edwards, H Goddard)
GAJ, Rocky, Pendles, Fyfe, Treloar, S Selwood, Boeckhurst, Laverde
(Freeman, Waterman, Krakour)
Goldfinger, NicNatandNui
(M Cox)
Deledio, D Swan, T Mitchell, Walters, Salem, Clark
(Karnezis, Hogan)

Happy planning boys and girls

    yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 01:01


    except scooter selwood, i think NO real upside on him. IMO. not a fan of Rocky at that price, esp with Beams coming in

    like mitchell and walters great POD.

      Koach · 26/12/2014 at 01:42

      Thanks for your feedback Yurkin.

      I'm agree that we're paying overs for Rocky but I like him for big totals and an alternative to GAJ for captain loophole.

      could you explain your thoughts on scooter? I see him as massively underpriced.
      1) you have to go back to 2010 to find him averaging lower than 80 (this year's inury induced average)
      2) currently priced to average 80 and two years prior to that he averaged over 100.
      3) averaging 102 would put him in a very similar ballpark to murphy and cotchin last year who both cost more than scooter (murphy 106 for $498,300, cotchin 101 for $572,00)
      4) coach simpson experimented with wellingham as tagger last year with the intent of letting scooter off the chain (although he has proved he can still score while tagging ala Kane Cornes)

      having said all that I am a wet toast supporter so I have to be careful of my bias πŸ˜›

      Koach out

        yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 03:19

        i see your point on rocky .

        im cool on selwood for a couple of things,
        1 injury last year and the way it was managed. if he has good preseason all good.
        2) i generally want elites in the guts or someone who is gonna give a big lift to one.

        Maybe ive erred on him a little too quick to have a crack at him., but cotch and murphy wont get a gig at any time this year with me either. Maybe you've converted me?

        on sharrod, he too has struggled with injury, shuey too so still a bit of tinkering in the guts for the weeagles.

WombatsFC · 24/12/2014 at 23:27

Tear it apart or write it down

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer
Vixen, Blitzen, Comet (Viojo-Rainbow, Rudolph.RNR)

Gaz, Jesus, Santa, Donner,
Cupid, Partridge.IPT, T.Dove (Dopey,Sleepy,Snow White)

Frosty, Grinch (Jack B.Stalk)

s.Gooses', S.Swan, E.Maids.A,M (N.Ladies, T.Lords.A,L)

Happy Summer everybody.

    throttlefinger · 25/12/2014 at 00:54

    Classic! Save, frame and paste every, as you all say, Chrissy.

    Best to you and the fam, Womby!

      WombatsFC · 25/12/2014 at 11:33

      Thanks mate.All the best for your brood as well. Lovely day for a beach lunch over here.

    Dools · 25/12/2014 at 13:24

    That Wombats could be misconstrued as Christmas cheer or "Summer Time"
    Loved it mate !!! How much is the Grinch? Is he a tap man or a dog dog type
    Enjoy the beach buddy

      WombatsFC · 25/12/2014 at 14:32

      Happy Day Off to you as well Dools. I agree that it's out of character and promise that it wont last.A few of the young ones thought Wombats were soft and cuddly and got upset about the wrapping I apply to my gifts of wisdom. So I've changed my pic to the Black Hat and Moustache of the villan as a warning πŸ™‚

        Dools · 25/12/2014 at 15:16

        I noticed earlier on that your pic that it was different but as a warning maybe you should run up maybe a bee sting or a viper fang lol 'cause at the moment that could that dude who hangs outside public toilets what's his name …The singer from Wham?? Got it George "Bloody" Michael
        You are a pearl of a creature Wombats – Poke him at your Peril kids – Full of Bahhh Humbug!!!, Humbugs are an awesome candy Kids – try it out.

          WombatsFC · 25/12/2014 at 21:08


BlueBoy55 · 25/12/2014 at 00:07

2nd go at the team, feedback would be great!
DEF: H.Shaw, C.Yarran, G.Ibbotson, S.Mayes, B.Waters, D.Moore/ H.Goddard, R.Smith
MID: N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, R.Sloane, O.Wines, A.Cooney, D.Rich, J.Aish, B.Boekhorst/ I.Heeney, N.Freeman, J.Laverde
RUC: M.Kreuzer, M.Leuenberger/ P.Lucey
FWD: B.Deledio, B.Goddard, P.Ryder, D.Swan, M.Clark, J.Hogan/ K. Lambert, J.Steele
Plenty of risky picks in my side but that's the nature of the game.
Still undecided on Ollie Wines as I have been looking at Dyson Heppell or Travis Boak in that spot, and I think that these two will cop a harder tag than Wines. What does everybody else think?

    Phil · 25/12/2014 at 09:05

    It's pretty solid Blueboy only thing id consider changing is the 3 mid priced midfielders in Cooney, Rich & Aish. Most people reckon this isn't the position to experiment, you want the best premiums and best rookies taking up spots here. Possibly keep 1 (Rich) but turn the other 2 into a good rookie and a Ablett or Selwood.

    Out of those 3 midfielders you mentioned id probably go Boak. I actually reckon he might escape the tag more often than he has in the past, with the emergence of other star players, mainly Gray.

      Matt · 25/12/2014 at 20:19

      Unreal side mate!
      Unlike old mate Phil, I think the risks you've taken with Cooney, Rich and Wells could pay off big time.
      The back line looks real good and you've taken minimal risk in picking players that can score. I'm not a fan if. Darcy Moore though, I believe that it'll take him half a year to acclimatise to the AFL.
      But all in all mate, good as side and I'm expecting too see this team up the top

Huge Ackman · 25/12/2014 at 02:42

Thinking of going both Swallows in the mid…

Johnson Dunn Hooker Adcock Wood Goldsack Brown Dick
Selwood Sidebottom Johnson Neale Swallow Young Rich Short Dick Stretch Hiscox
Hickey Longer Cox
Ryder Darling Palmer Neade Dickson Wood Fitzpatrick Membery

    Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 10:39

    Sexual innuendo team of the year mate, gold!

Phil · 25/12/2014 at 09:13

I must admit I'm a bit surprised to not see Jordan Lewis in anyone's team so far. He averaged 140 in the last 6 games of the H&A and also scored 105 (subbed off 3rd qtr) in the PF and 134 in GF. On top of this he is under 600k, like Fyfe and Rocky last year. Thoughts?

For what it's worth I've had him in my team but I'm now unsure.

    yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 00:52

    huge POD if you got the agates

Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 10:59

version 1 of a value focussed DPP team with limited rookies,(aka risky mid-priced madness!) appreciate comments on the strategy, balance and any insights the community has on the players chosen also. cheers and merry Christmas to all.


S. Burgoyne (mid)
J. McGovern (fwd)
H. Lumumba (mid)
J. Webster
B. Waters
B. Goodes

N. Brown
H. Goddard (fwd)


G. Ablett
S. Pendlebury
J. Watson
J. Steven
J. Harbrow (def)
T. Mitchell
D. Rich
N. Van Berlo

J.Laverde (fwd)
D. McKenzie (def)
K. Lambert (fwd)


I. Maric
M. Kreuzer
M. Leuenberger

D. Swan (mid)
S. Higgins (def)
T. Cloke
C. Salem
N. Kommer
M. Clark

J. Hogan
J. Steele (mid)

    Rick · 25/12/2014 at 11:24

    Your team is way to risky. Kommer wont play until minimum round 10. You wont get anywhere with salem. Your damn right. Your whole team is risky :P. I personally wouldnt use this team,but the whole point of supercoach is making your own unique team. So who knows, maybe this team will hold success. (My opinion though is that this team wont get you above 2000 for the first couple rounds). Just my opinion though πŸ™‚

      Seaford Scouse · 25/12/2014 at 12:37

      Cheers Rick, appreciate the comments and yes its risky but you need some risks, although a whole team I’m unsure about πŸ™‚

      I liken my super coach drafts to going for a dip in the bay in winter, it’s all positive gung ho on the lead up but as I start to get waist deep my sack goes to peanuts and sanity starts to prevail as you head back to the safety of warmer waters like a bath.

      Saying that I’m definitely going to tinker with this structure as pre-season progresses and see how viable it actually might be as we progress to round 1.

      Will put up a ‘sane’ v2 as soon as I get over the Christmas cheer, clearly far too much off it in my house at the moment πŸ™‚

    jockreynolds · 26/12/2014 at 10:02

    Good to see you tuck in early Scouser. Good first crack mate

      Seaford Scouse · 26/12/2014 at 23:42

      Cheers Jock, not entirely happy with it tbh but alma bit hit and giggle at this early stage and no pre-season to go on, a v2 going up now!

Abs · 25/12/2014 at 13:52

Malceski, Nick $566,600
Shaw, Heath $497,800
Murphy, Robert $475,700
Lumumba, Heritier(MID) $417,000
Whitecross, Brendan $198,700
Waters, Beau $267,200
Brown, Nathan J. $146,900
Wigg, Harrison $117,300

Fyfe, Nat $657,600
Sloane, Rory $616,900
Heppell, Dyson $571,800
Prestia, Dion $569,800
Wells, Daniel $361,400
Rich, Daniel $348,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Freeman, Nathan $123,900
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Laverde, Jayden(FWD) $127,300

Naitanui, Nic $488,300
Bellchambers, Tom(FWD) $302,500
Durdin, Sam(DEF) $147,300

Ziebell, Jack(MID) $449,600
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Walters, Michael $383,000
Hogan, Jesse $130,400
Saad, Ahmed $151,100
Reid, Ben $217,000
Clark, Mitch $155,200

matt · 25/12/2014 at 21:16

can someone please tell me where they found these rule changes for next season ie the change in ruck rule with points scoring for hitouts. I have supercoach gold but I couldn't find anything about 2015 rules.

Bonters · 25/12/2014 at 23:17

Obviously very very very rough first edition being this early on. Totally unsure on rookies at this point so mostly just picked rookies at an average price.

DEF: H Shaw, S Fisher, B Whitecross, M Dick, H Goddard (Vickers-Willis, B Maynard)

MID: Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, Wines, D Wells, N Van Berlo, N Freeman, J Cowan (Gore, Drummond, N Krakouer)

RUC: NicNat, Kreuzer (J Griffin)

FWD: R Gray, Deledio, B Goddard, L Franklin, D Swan, M Clark (J Hogan, J Steele)

All thoughts appreciated πŸ™‚

    yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 00:37

    nice work overall i reckon

    looks tops in fwd and mids but real skinny in def. find cash to bolster
    D wells is the guy who IMHO has no upside so maybe boot him?

      Bonters · 26/12/2014 at 13:13

      Yeah cheers, undecided on Wells at the moment, so with 138k already in the bank might have to downgrade him to a rookie and upgrade a defensive rookie.

DDog Destroyer · 26/12/2014 at 00:13

Burgoyne, Shaun(MID) $506,500
Hibberd, Michael $491,500
Hurn, Shannon $467,300
Whitecross, Brendan $198,700
Waters, Beau $267,200
Lever, Jake $157,300
Brown, Nathan J. $146,900
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300

Fyfe, Nat $657,600
Griffen, Ryan $530,700
Kennedy, Josh P. $612,200
Goddard, Brendon(FWD) $548,800
Harbrow, Jarrod(DEF) $438,800
Rich, Daniel $348,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Anderson, Jed $141,400
McKenzie, Daniel(DEF) $117,300
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300

Naitanui, Nic $488,300
Leuenberger, Matthew $358,000
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Ryder, Patrick(RUC) $543,400
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Kelly, Joshua(MID) $365,800
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Ziebell, Jack(MID) $449,600
Bird, Craig(MID) $472,700
Petracca, Christian(MID) $217,300
Salem, Christian $185,000

Version 1.03 > Mid field might be a little week not much cash left over

    yurkins · 26/12/2014 at 00:33

    got a few wide POD in mids and fwds. too much risk? probably luey fine in ruck if he stays sound.

    if you really love em

    I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 11:28

    No Abblett or Pendles? Some very left field picks. Not sure about Josh Kelly, very awkward price.

      Dog destroyer · 26/12/2014 at 15:43

      Not sure about josh Kelly yet, will jump on GAJ or the rock after a few rounds, hoping will drop a little in price. Gaz out of an injury and Brizzy has a new man who might take a little ball of the Rock

Jimmy · 26/12/2014 at 13:12

Gday community, just wanting peoples thoughts on my team thus far.

Backs: J.Newnes, M.Hibberd, H.Shaw, B.Waters, D.Moore, M.Scharenberg, H.Goddard, N.Newman

Mids: G.Ablett, N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, J.Selwood, R.Sloane, N.Freeman, I.Heeney, N. van Berlo, P.Cripps, J.Steele, K.Lambert

Rucks: T.Goldstein, T.Bellchambers, T.Nankervis

Forwards: B.Delidio, D.Swan, B.Goddard, M.Clark, C.Petracca, J.Hogan, C.Salem, N.krakouer

Thoughts Community?

    I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 14:30

    Pretty good Jimmy. Scharenberg will need a replacement. Did his ACL at the end of the season & at best will be back playing mid season. Other than that it’s very solid.

      adam · 26/12/2014 at 17:41

      salem,waters,bello are risky i rekn jimmy and i will patrecca play? i rekn hogan is in well b4 him,cant see him playing early

Adam Crookedstixz Henwood · 26/12/2014 at 13:49

1st draft,pretty happy so far,lock until pre season

Adam Crookedstixz Henwood · 26/12/2014 at 13:53

Malcheski Smith newnes Mayes Goddard shazberg Moore Newman

Gaz cotch wines omeara crouch swan cockatoo laverde Vandenberg Lambert bokhoerst

Maric kreuzer Cox

Lids Martin bennell Mitchell Hogan membrey mcbean krakour

    I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 14:35

    Put swan in your forward line Adam. And see above on Scharenberg. Have a look at Jimmys team a lot more solid IMO

      Adam Crookedstixz Henwood · 26/12/2014 at 14:45

      Shaz down,replaced with patrecca,I’ve considered swan in the fwd line,ditch Mitchell and put Sloane or selwood in mid,thanx pieman

        I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 14:59

        Can’t go wrong with Sloane or selwood. Probably will have both myself. Mcbean is interesting. Surely he’s due for a game or 2 early 2015.

          Adam Crookedstixz Henwood · 26/12/2014 at 16:36

          Surely yes,as is membrey with an undermanned fwd line he should line up rd1 and he’s a gun so I think he’ll keep his spot n make some cash.after all that I went with beams for a pod,could be the rock of 2015

          I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 17:18

          Tough to pick the brizzy boys Adam. I won’t start with rocky. I’ll give ya rookie defender Viojo Rainbow. I’ve got an article coming up on him shortly.

            adam · 26/12/2014 at 17:33

            thanx pieman πŸ™‚ hes on my watchlist as are many othe rookies but ill sneak him in now he been pie-a-fied πŸ˜‰ sticking with beams,hes gunna bloody kill it,hell be top 5 this year no doubt,take my word and lock him,eat a little humble pie and ill take some rainbows to the bank πŸ™‚

          I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 18:21

          Top 5. Big call Adam. Will be a pod. When picking my team there is no bias. Serious business this is. I’ll be taking Salem over hogan. Salem will be value.

@hurricanesam_ · 26/12/2014 at 14:18

DEF: Simpson, B Smith, Ibbotson, Waters, Goddard, McKenzie (Whitecross, Moore)

MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Steven, Rich, Van Berlo, Freeman, Steele (Heeney, Boekhorst, Krakoeur)

RUCK: Naitanui, Leuenburger (Wright)

FWD: Deledio, Goddard, Franklin, Bennell, Swan, Clark (Salem, Hogan)

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

    I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 14:55

    Pretty solid Sam. 3 KPF’s is not a path I’d go down. I realise 2 are cheap but I value sleep & 3 would keep me awake. Rich Steven & VB is risky. Personally I would get rid of 2 of them & get Pendles & another rookie. Personally I’m looking at 6 premium durable mids & 5 rookies. I like Wright as your ruck bench option. I see lots of people going with M Cox. Won’t make any money from him. Make money out of the position & then use him as the cull player if you have a ruck fwd in your fwd line. Solid v1 Sam

      @hurricanesam_ · 26/12/2014 at 15:19

      Cheers mate. Yeah definitely not keen on all those cheap mids but just love a bit of value haha! Will get rid of at least 1 of them. Probably Rich

        I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 17:20

        Not keen on the brizzy boys till we see the who’s who of the zoo. Buddy can post some stinkers. Not looking at him this time.

      @hurricanesam_ · 26/12/2014 at 15:20

      And yeah will prob get rid of franklin too. He doesn't really fit with my bye structure (lots of r12 byes) and there are so many good forwards!

        I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 17:22

        Round 12 is a nightmare with my structure at the moment. 15 out. That won’t work.

Rick · 26/12/2014 at 17:23

I need some assistance. I have made 2 teams but I am not sure which one to use as my base. Their arnt many differences between them but their are a couple.
Team numbers 1:
Defence: Malceski, Burgoyne, Simpson, Waters, Goddard, Moore/ Fuller, Sharanberg
Midfield: Selwood, Fyfe, Heppel, Treloar, Boekhurst, Cockatoo, Petracca, Rich/ Smith, Laverde, Heeney
Ruck: Ryder, Kreuzer/ Cox
Forward: Gray, goddard, swan, Franklin, Bellchambers, Clark/ Lamb, Hogan

Team 2:
Defence: Malceski, Burgoyne, Simpson, Waters, Goddard, Moore / Fuller, Sharanberg
Midfield: Ablett, Pendlebury, Heppel, Wines, Petracca, Boekhurst, Heeney, Rich / Smith, Laverde, Lambert
Ruck: Ryder, Kreuzer./ Cox
Forward: Franklin, Goddard, Gray, Swan, Bellchambers, Clark/ Lamb, Hogan

As you can see, the changes are mostly in the midfield. I would appreciate as to why whichever team is better. I have 10,000 left over in Team 1 and 28,000 leftover in Team 2

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:19

    Id be worried about selwood and fyfe being able to give you consistent high scores for captaining.

Dougie · 26/12/2014 at 17:34

Got a question fellas, is it important to have swing sets from mid to back and ruck to forward? If so, which players would be most valuable

    I N Pieman · 26/12/2014 at 18:35

    Not to start with dougie but important to finish with them

    Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 10:10

    Think the rule changes to the ruck line give the ruck/fwd swing increased importance this year Dougie and certainly worth consideration from the start to avoid early doughnutscorrectives in that line especially if going with a 1st year player as your bench. This also adds more importance on midfwd swing also so you can cover any movement of a ryderbellchamberslycett into the ruck from the fwd line. If you go for set and forget premium rucks then not as important from the off. defmid swing could also be good to have from the off depending on your starting strategy; e.g. if going for a rookie laden mid then I probably wouldn't bother otherwise use someone like Jack Newnes who can provide backup to your defense line whilst capable of generating decent scores and has lots of upside also. As for swing rucks you cant go past bellchambers this season as a snip at ~300k and should be 1st ruck choice over giles now that paddy boy has moved to port.

Woodman · 26/12/2014 at 17:55

Def: Simpson, Smith.B, Shaw.H, Waters.B, Brown.N, Johnson.A (Lever.J, Goddard.H)
Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, Wines, Griffin, Rick.D, Heeney.I, Steele.J (Lamber.R, Vanderberg.A, Laverde.J)
Rck: NIc Nac, Kreuzer (O'Brien.R)
Fwd: Deledio, Goddard, Bennell, Swan, Clarke.M, Hogan.J (Lamb.T, Krakouer.N)

Leftover cash of $10,000.
Any thoughts?

    Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 09:44

    looking pretty solid there Woodman, perhaps one too many rookies in the mids but otherwise I nice line-up. Perhaps consider one of NVB, Rich or Cripps in there.

      Woodman · 27/12/2014 at 11:41

      Thanks Seaford, I have actually got Rich as well in the midfield. I did a spelling mistake with Rick.

Jamie · 26/12/2014 at 18:38

Because so many players in my team are out for round 12, do i bother trying to even it up or do i just plan to lose that round and kick ass the other bye rounds?

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:17

    I had that mentality last year with the Ablett/pendles round and found it really killed my momentum. Ranking dropped phenomenally and took a long time to get back up. Wasn’t anything to tell the grand kids about in the end but I think you need to carefully consider bye structure.

Farnzy · 26/12/2014 at 22:51

DEF: K. Simpson, L. Hodge, M. Hibberd, G. Ibbotson, B. Waters, B. Whitecross (N. Brown, H. Goddard)

MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, N. Fyfe, J. Selwood, D. Beams, I. Heeney, N. Freeman, B. Boekhorst (J. Anderson, A. Vandenberg, J. Steele)

RUC: M. Kruezer, T. Bellchambers (M. Cox)

FWD: B. Goddard, D. Martin, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, C. Salem, M. Clark (J. Hogan, N. Krakouer)

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:15

    I like it. Beams could be a big pod.

BH87 · 26/12/2014 at 23:44

Goddard Scharenberg Browne Hurn Hibberd Smith Johnson McKenzie
Ablett Rockcliff Selwood JPK Boekhorst Krakouer lambert dumont laverde henney
Nic Nat Jacobs Cox
Goddard Martin Deledio Gray Bennell Steele Hogan Clark

3.2K Left,


    WombatsFC · 27/12/2014 at 00:25

    Check your selections to see who isn't yet training with the main group due to injury and when their projected return date is. I reckon you're heading in the right direction

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:13

    Looks really solid except for relying on 6 rookies in the mids to give on field scores. Maybe a bit light on there.

Seaford Scouse · 26/12/2014 at 23:58

V2 for me, comments appreciated.

H.Lumumba (mid)

D.Mckenzie (mid)

A. Swallow
J.Newnes (def)
N.van Belo

J.Steele (fwd)
K.Lambert (fwd)

T.Bellchambers (fwd)


B.Harvey (mid)
M.Bontempelli (mid)
S.Lycett ( ruc)

J.Pickett (mid)

    WombatsFC · 27/12/2014 at 00:22

    Cmon Scouse, Astbury at D2. WTF
    Dude don't do this stuff when you're smashed.

      Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 09:08

      Cheers Wombats, struggling for inspiration in the backline this year so happy for alternatives to be suggested, defenders just not getting me going at the moment really hoping that some rookies come through shining in that line in pre-season. Thinking McDonald from North or even Higgins as a replacement for Astbury in this setup although he had an ok 71 average minus his injury affected game last season and is improving but you're right not a D2 im happy with but willing to sacrifice points in defence for gains elsewhere at the moment. As for being smashed, didn't you check-out v1 of mine πŸ˜‰

      Really starting to believe that defence, or rather the sacrifices we're willing to make there will determine the winners from the losers this season. With that in mind i'll structure a team on it and see how the rest of the lines then shape up, i'm not feeling confident its going to look pretty though.


        WombatsFC · 27/12/2014 at 09:56

        No doubt defenders are a difficult choice this year. I don't like anybody over 500k but there are a few coming back from injury like Ibbotson, waters etc. I'm sold on Docherty as a D2

          Seaford Scouse · 28/12/2014 at 10:53

          Cheers Womby, Docherty hasn’t been on my radar so will check him out, thanks. Ibbotson high in considerations also.

          In the midst of a v3, (still tinkering with rucks and forwards), but defence looks like this so would appreciate your thoughts if you can pull yourself away from the solar powered fridge πŸ™‚

          Smith, B
          Higgins, S
          Webster, J
          Watson, M (a smokey at Carlton!?)
          Waters, B

          Brown, N (??? To be replaced by a good rookie)

            WombatsFC · 28/12/2014 at 23:53

            Sam may make things a lot easier. actually sam will make things a lot easier. which sam?

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:11

    You’re batting deep there in the mids. Looks good for early scoring and avoiding doughnuts but might limit you cash generation from basement(ish) priced rookies.

      Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 09:33

      Cheers Koach, this setup relies on the fallen, (waters, brown, goodes, NVB, rich etc…), to generate rookie like cash as well because until we see how pre-season shapes up its all just a guessing game at the momemt, particularly for round 1. If the likes of heemey, krakeur, Vandenberg start to show then i'll be looking to downgrade one or more from this setup or use early correctives to jump on bubble rookies. Defence looking like a pain in the arse this year with lack of premiums and players like hodge, Burgoyne, malceski, simpson, Gibson and Enright all the wrong side of 30. Haven't even ran my teams through the Higgonator yet either!

    Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 11:27

    berg replaced by viojo-rainbow

dognino · 27/12/2014 at 00:12

Done bugger all research , apart from some reading on here. I'm considering going real cheap from the start this year, as I always, always lose 2-3 of my premiums to long suspension or LTI in the first 4 rounds. So instead of wasting a sideways move to replace, I could not pick anyone over 600k at the start and keep a lot of $ inthebank , then wait for them to drop in price and pick them up as my replacements .
Anyways, first crack at a serious team , $18k left in the bank

Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)
Michael Hibberd [ESS] ($491,500)
Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Brendan Whitecross [HAW] ($198,700)
Jake Kolodjashnij [GEE] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Josh P. Kennedy [SYD] ($612,200)
Robbie Gray [PTA] [FWD] ($596,900)
Jobe Watson [ESS] ($574,800)
Christian Petracca [MEL] [FWD] ($217,300)
Nathan van Berlo [ADE] ($215,600)
Anthony Morabito [FRE] ($172,500)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Rourke Smith [WBD] [DEF] ($123,400)
Brayden Maynard [COL] [MID] ($117,300)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Peter Wright [GCS] [FWD] ($187,300)

Patrick Ryder [PTA] [RUC] ($543,400)
Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] ($534,900)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Tom Mitchell [SYD] [MID] ($405,600)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Kaiden Brand [HAW] [FWD] ($123,900)

    Koach · 27/12/2014 at 01:08

    Certainly not a fail team. I like pendles. I reckon he’ll have a cracker season this year. Ryder in the fwd line with his swing into the ruck is not stupid either. Why did you use wright instead of m cox inthe ruck? Save 70k with that. I’m not a huge fan of petracca as Paul roos doesn’t like to blood first year players too much.

      dognino · 27/12/2014 at 01:52

      All rookies are just gap fillers right now, as with most teams they won't be locked I until squads are named for round 1 . Heard that wright might actually get some good game time, so chances of him earning some dollars sounds better than a player who won't get a game

        I N Pieman · 27/12/2014 at 08:14

        I think if Wright plays it’s a good move. Your better off making money & having coverage than a donut. Max out the value in the position & when the time is right & provided you have ruc/fwd coverage then sacrifice to Cox.

          Seaford Scouse · 27/12/2014 at 11:19

          agree with this ruck strategy INP any views on Nankervis this year and is he in line for getting a review from one of the boys? think he offers nice value as an r3 'if' he gets a Guernsey.

            dognino · 27/12/2014 at 11:45

            It would depend on who's fit for the swans, derickx was good last year when pyke was out, and tippet can pinch hit, Naismith fightin for a spot , so there's a lot of competition for the rookies to get in . I think if nankervis gets a Guernsey I don't think it would last long

              Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 01:22

              Cheers dog! Think I might go with Cox as a swing at r3 with Ryder in the forward line, as much as I hate wasting a position as Cox v.unlikely to play, will be keeping an eye on p.wright in nab as potential r3 also.

          Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 14:59

          Have latered Cox and gone for Rory Lobb as r3 Mummy will break down at some point πŸ™‚ Gone with NicNat as well though I’m not convinced of his fitness…yet!

WEEVZ · 27/12/2014 at 01:55

DEF: N. Malceski, B. Smith, H. Shaw, M.Hibberd, B. Waters, B. Whitecross (J. Lever, H. Goddard)
MID: G.Ablett, N.Fyfe, D.Heppell, D. Rich, M. Whiley, A. Brayshaw, N. Cockatoo, B. Boekhorst (J. Laverde, N. Freeman, J. Steele)
RUC: S. Martin, T. Bellchambers (T. Nankervis)
FWD: R. Gray, A. Christensen, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, C. Petracca, M. Clark (A. Saad, J. Hogan)

Bearing in mind teams are still pretty fluid at this point in time. I have 51.3k left in the kitty, thoughts?

    I N Pieman · 27/12/2014 at 08:09

    Bit light in the midfield. 7 rookies & a mid priced player is too weak IMO. I’d cut up some defenders & reinvest in the guts.

@noahcavanagh · 27/12/2014 at 11:52

need some thoughts on these rookies plz on wether there good selections or not
Jordan de Goey
Jarrod Pickett(GWS)
Christan Petracca
Angus Brayshaw

    @RobMcLellan2 · 28/12/2014 at 19:13

    Check out over preseason and NAB cup, rookies are just on a list at the moment and placeholders until we know what we are really dealing with… then of course the ultimate is whether they are picked to play round 1 or not

    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 01:27

    I would be wary of petracca and brayshaw at Melbourne as roos does not like to put too much time into his rookies and both are top priced. Pickett likely to see some time but gws seem to have a bit ofna stop start program with their rookies so I would look at him as bench cover only if keen on him. nab should givenus all greater insight, crystal ball gazing till then.

    Jambo · 23/01/2015 at 22:55

    De Goey, from all reports, looks likely to see quite a bit of ground time. Jarrod Pickett may float in the forward line in my opinion. Petracca and Brayshaw is an unknown; both are known to be huge SuperCoach scores but Paul Roos is known not to play his rookies much (i.e. Daniel Hannebury)

    WombatsFC · 24/01/2015 at 20:44

    Pickett is the only that's ever played a game of senior football = none of the others have ever played against men. All will get a run during NAB but Pickett is only one likely to start round 1.

Boydo · 27/12/2014 at 13:04

Shaw, Newnes, Hunt, Waters, Brown, Goddard
Emg. McKenzie, Rainbow
Ablett, Rocky, Pendles, J Selwood, Sloane, Griffin, Brayshaw, Heeney
Emg. Cockatoo, Boekhorst, Freeman
Goldy, Kreuzer Emg Cox
Lids, Bennell, Swan, Salem, Clark, Hogan
Emg. Laverne, Steele

Thoughts, obviously gone strong mid and weaker Def and fed lines.

Richard · 27/12/2014 at 16:47

I dont understand why everyone is picking salem. Yes, he was a top draft pick but he is a spud. When a player plays 3/4 of the season and stays under 200k, you got a problem. He also barely ever breaks 50. With the addition of garlet from carlton, he will struggle even more to score. I also dont understand all the hype around bennel or ziebel. Yes their dual position but that dosnt make them good supercoach picks.

    Richard · 27/12/2014 at 16:48

    Also add christensen to that list ^

    Farnzy · 27/12/2014 at 21:19

    Referring to Salem as a spud, very harsh IMO. Kid didn't have a preseason and was sub in 6 of his 12 games, hence his poor average. Being priced at 30k less than Petracca is probably a reason for people selecting him and you'd have to think with a full preseason under his belt chances of being vested are lessened. I recommend having a look at the profile done a few weeks ago by Pieman.

      I N Pieman · 28/12/2014 at 06:41

      Spot on Farnzy. I didn’t realise his 1st preseason was derailed. Couldn’t find anything on that till it was noted recently on the afl website. I did wonder if he had had some issues. Roosy isn’t renowned for blooding youngsters, but he put 12 games into bullseye. He is value at 185k. Expect more mid time & much better scoring if he gets through this preseason unscathed. All reports are he is flying.

Boydo · 27/12/2014 at 17:09

Salem at rookie price and more likely to play but that price player is just fillin a hole ATM til NAB and round 1 selections. Bennell will be top 10 fwd and Ziebell too who else would you pick Grey over priced, Ryder won’t get as much ruck time Goddard on decline (less mid time) prefer mid/fwd over KPP like Franklin and Petrie Kennedy etc Wouldn’t mock People picking Bennell or Ziebel IMO

Dan · 27/12/2014 at 17:23

Malceski, Nick $566,600
Enright, Corey $478,400
Waters, Beau $267,200
Ibbotson, Garrick $342,900
Merrett, Daniel(FWD) $284,900
Mackenzie, Eric $403,900

Brown, Nathan J. $146,900
Whitecross, Brendan $198,700

Selwood, Joel $649,900
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Wells, Daniel $361,400
Harvey, Brent(FWD) $578,900
Petracca, Christian(FWD) $217,300
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300
Rich, Daniel $348,300

Cockatoo, Nakia $177,300
Lang, Darcy $159,100
Vandenberg, Aaron $127,900

Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
Goldstein, Todd $574,400

Redden, Jarrad $216,100

Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Walker, Taylor $430,400
Stanley, Rhys $381,100
Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Reid, Ben $217,000
Clark, Mitch $155,200

Membrey, Tim $172,000
Krakouer, Nathan(MID) $106,900

Still working a bit on the rookies, but probably need help changing them around. Any ideas for which rookies to swap? And any feedback would be greatly appreciated

    KingKong · 27/12/2014 at 18:45

    Not too sure about Boomer in the middle Dan. Maybe better midfield options out there for that same price? IMO, he gets tagged and can miss a few weeks with suspension. Daniel Wells is also a risk being often injured. For me, Merret is very inconsistant and Boris is getting older so he may be rested occasionally down at Kardinia Park. Ben Reid can be injury prone and he may not get much of the pill up in Sydney with the two twin towers dominating. Otherwise, very solid draft

    Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 14:16

    Good crack Ben.

    If your looking for rookies take heed of the advice on here from the boys re going for those outside the first round as they offer more value due to the large difference in price ($100k) for the top picks to the bottom end.

    Those to consider at this early stage would be;

    Mckenzie/Goddard from the Saints and Viojo-Rainbow for the backline, Laverde, Vandenberg, Lambert, Freeman, Anderson, Bookerst, Krakeur in the mid and Steele, Daniel and Hogan up forward. Rucks are anyone’s guess at the moment but Wright may be worth considering, I like Nankervis also but probably won’t see much opportunity, Roy Lobb as well maybe…starting to clutch at straws though really.

    Good luck buddy and read the player reviews on here as they offer great insights into the rookies.

Crowmagnon · 27/12/2014 at 18:47

Here goes
Simpson k, Smith B, Newnes J, Waters B, Whitecross B, Goddard H. Lever J, Fuller M
Ablett G, Pendlebury S, Selwood J, Sloane R, Rich D, Petracca C, Van Berlo N, Heeney I, Boekhorst B, Laverde J, Gore D
Naitanui N, Kreuzer M, Nankervis T
Gray R, Goddard B, Martin D, Swan D,Hogan J, Steele J, Clark M, Saad A

Comments please!! Trying to avoid the midprice traps where possible.

    Boydo · 27/12/2014 at 19:16

    Nice team have you thought of Lids instead of Martin? Brayshaw and Freeman could be mid rookies where you could save money to make that change. Like your team though good work !!

      Crowmagnon · 28/12/2014 at 13:46

      Thanks for the feedback Boydo.

KingKong · 27/12/2014 at 18:49

Community I need your help! Here is my current team but I need some advice wether to keep my current players or who I should trade out. Gday community, just wanting peoples thoughts on my team thus far. I also need advice wether I need swingsets from my backline to mid and from my rucks to fwds. Is there any rookies that I should get in my team also?

Backs: J.Newnes, M.Hibberd, H.Shaw, B.Waters, D.Moore, M.Scharenberg, H.Goddard, N.Newman

Mids: G.Ablett, N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, J.Selwood, R.Sloane, N.Freeman, I.Heeney, N. van Berlo, P.Cripps, J.Steele, K.Lambert

Rucks: T.Goldstein, T.Bellchambers, T.Nankervis

Forwards: B.Delidio, D.Swan, B.Goddard, M.Clark, C.Petracca, J.Hogan, C.Salem, N.krakouer

Feedback would be much appreciated from the Supercoach God's

    Boydo · 27/12/2014 at 19:23

    Similar team to mine I have toyed with the idea of down grading a defender like Hibberd and replacing Van Berlo with Griffin down grade target for Hibberd could be T Hunt a lot seem to like D Buckley or even save more money and get N Brown as a little cash cow with JS?

    Bog Rat · 27/12/2014 at 20:47

    Im no expert KingKong, but I think your team looks pretty solid, I personally wouldn't be to fussed about swing sets at the start except for the ruck as an extra back up, I guess if you have them in other positions its a bonus.

    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 01:41

    shazberg done acl and unlikely to be readyrisked till later in season.
    shaws a party animal so not for me but understand the choice, (slim premo picks in def this year)
    mids look solid but keep an eye on heeney, difficult team to break into that swans, even with mal gone.
    wouldn't expect too much from petracca either, krakouer an interesting one and high on the watch list.

    good first crack mate and for the rookie info have a ganders at the fantastic write-ups on here

Luke · 27/12/2014 at 21:05

do you think jono o'rourke will get a game at hawthorn

    Bog Rat · 27/12/2014 at 21:09


    Seaford Scouse · 30/12/2014 at 01:42

    likely sub candidate to start with at best I reckon Luke.

@noahcavanagh · 27/12/2014 at 21:21

Guys i need your wisdom on my team any thoughts will be appreciated
Nick Malceski
Brodie Smith
Heath Shaw or Michael Hibberd?
Shannon Hurn
Sam Mayes
Beau Waters
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow
Harrison Wigg

Gary Ablett
Tom Rockliff
Scott Pendlebury
Nathan Fyfe
Nathan Van Berlo
Nathan Freeman
Issac Heeney
Jarrod Garlett (GCS)
Jack Steele
Jayden Laverde
Blaine Boekhorst

Nic Nat
Tom Bellchambers
Mason Cox

Brendan Goddard
Lance Franklin or Dane Swan?
Harley Bennell
Christian Petracca
Jarrod Pickett (GWS)
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Kane Lambert

With Shaw and Franklin $11,700 in the bank
With Shaw and Swan $84,400 in the bank
With Hibberd and Swan $90,700 in the bank
With Hibberd and Franklin $18,000 in the bank
Thoughts on the players stuck on and overall team?

    Bog Rat · 27/12/2014 at 21:38

    I like it, looks solid, I would take Shaw, as for the Buddy & Swan decision its a tough one, id take Swan if fit & returns to the midfield he should produce more consistent scores.

    @RobMcLellan2 · 28/12/2014 at 14:57

    Hey mate, worth thinking about the bye with Fyfe and Pendles both sharing it with GAJ along with Goddard, Bennell, TBC, Malceski, Swan (potentially) and Hibberd (potentially). So on that I would go Franklin and Shaw in contrast as you wouldn't want another two from that bye round and should look at probably changing maybe one of Pendles or Fyfe as well in my opinion… also maybe Goddard to Delidio or Martin from round 11 bye could be worth considering?

    Whats the reasoning behind Mayes? Heard a bit of hype about him being a decent pick but not sure as to why yet?

    Nic Nat and TBC are both known for injury concerns, it might be worth grabbing someone to cover them either through DPP or a playing R3? Fingers crossed they don't get hurt, but you'd be lucky / happy to have them on the park for 20 games next year, more likely 15 – 18 games from history I imagine… that could be a lot of donuts especially combined with all the donuts you'll get wacked with in round 12.

    Good start and still early days, plenty of time to tweak!

SC Cookie Cutters · 27/12/2014 at 22:28

N. Malceski
H. Shaw
A. Walker
G. Ibbotson
B. Whitecross

G. Ablett
N. Fyfe
O. Wines
D. Rich
S. Blease

W. Minson
N. Natainui

R. Gray
L. Franklin
D. Swan
C. Wingard
T. Membrey
M. Clarke
J. Hogan

    SC Cookie Cutters · 27/12/2014 at 22:34

    Got 100K to play with

      @RobMcLellan2 · 28/12/2014 at 15:00

      Maybe Rockliff or Jelwood over Fyfe to avoid both your VC and C sharing the same bye, pretty straight forward team (I like the name to go with it!). Not sold on the value on Ibbotson. What Rookies you looking at to fill the above spots at this early stage? Would love to add some more to my watch list!

      Max · 28/12/2014 at 19:35

      Minno > Goldstein

Skillsar · 27/12/2014 at 22:40

Ward or Kennedy?

    Farnzy · 27/12/2014 at 23:13

    Either way you can't go wrong. I'd probably go Ward solely on the fact Kennedy shares the round 12 bye with numerous other uber-premiums. He should be a great POD, which is a bonus too.

      @RobMcLellan2 · 28/12/2014 at 15:03

      Agree with this, though unsure what Griffen will do over at GWS… if he takes the #1 tagger even for 25% of the season that could mean good things for Ward and Treloar! But he could also take a fair wack of the SC points too…

      GWS will most likely win twice as many games next year I would imagine which means more SC points to go around, Sydney can only really achieve the same or possibly go backwards with Gold Coast, Power, North and others possibly pushing for a top 4 spot…

      I think Ward would be slightly in front but it's hard to go wrong with either as long as you don't pick too many other players like Bennell, Swan, Malceski, Fyfe, T Mitchell etc. from that bye 12 round

    MightyDonsFC · 28/12/2014 at 01:20

    Kennedy IMO

      Skillsar · 28/12/2014 at 11:46

      Thanks boys, might have to judge that one later on in the preseason just like the majority of the other hard decisions.

Ando · 28/12/2014 at 15:37

What does everybody think of the Hamandeggandberger as a mid price ruck this year? Great group of mids around him to hit to. He might be one of the few who benefits from the new points system for rucks. Cheaper than Kreuzer too.

alski · 28/12/2014 at 16:59

hey guys , here is my team ,any feedback will be greatly appreciated
backs:Burgoyne shaw hodge goddard koljashni goddard marsh rainbow fuller
mids:ablett pendles fyfe selwood parker cockatoo bockorst freeman laverde dick miller
ruck:kruzer luey
forwards:gray Harvey lids swan Clarke Hogan membry steele Clarke


Max · 28/12/2014 at 18:13

Team Name: HaHaHa BOOM BOOM V1.0

Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)
Heath Shaw [GWS] ($497,800)
Andrew Walker [CAR] ($472,600)
Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Brendan Whitecross [HAW] ($198,700)
Alex Johnson [SYD] ($123,900)
Daniel McKenzie [STK] [MID] ($117,300)
Nicholas Newman [SYD] ($102,400)

Tom Rockliff [BRL] ($709,500)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Josh P. Kennedy [SYD] ($612,200)
Michael Barlow [FRE] ($600,400)
Brad Crouch [ADE] ($508,200)
Nathan van Berlo [ADE] ($215,600)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Aaron Vandenberg [MEL] ($127,900)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Bradley Walsh [CAR] ($102,400)

Todd Goldstein [NTH] ($574,400)
Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Marc Pittonet [HAW] ($117,300)

Brett Deledio [RIC] [MID] ($553,300)
Lance Franklin [SYD] ($537,200)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Taylor Adams [COL] [MID] ($378,500)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Jack Steele [GWS] [MID] ($117,300)
Kane Lambert [RIC] [MID] ($102,400)

James Sykes · 28/12/2014 at 18:26

gday guys.

version 2 up. No faith in the top end of the def so relying on Ibbo and Waters to get me through.
Taking a punt on Wells, Rich and VanBerlo all getting through uninjured.
Using M Cox for the captain loophole still but only with forward line ruck backup.
Daniel Merrett gives me def/fwd swing with goddard and he owes the club after a bad year in 2014.

Advise greatly appreciated.

TEAM NAME: ThunderBuddies. (Super Coach 2015)
Used: $9,999,900 (100%), Remaining: $100 (0%) On Ground: $9,026,400 (90.3%), On Bench: $973,500 (9.7%)
Def: L.Hodge J.Newnes , P.Seedsman , G.Ibbotson, B.Waters, B.Whitecross (N.J. Brown, H.Goddard)
Mid: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, N.Fyfe, R.Griffen, D.Wells, D.Rich, N.van Berlo, I.Heeney (A.Vandenberg, N.Freeman, K.Lambert)
Ruc: N.Naitanui, M.Leuenberger (M.Cox)
Fwd: B.Deledio, B.Goddard, D.Swan, S.Lycett, D.Merrett, M.Clark (J.Hogan, J.Steele)

    throttlefinger · 29/12/2014 at 08:31

    Same thinking with the Def line. Hibberd though for Hodges.

    Like the mids. Concern would be having your top 3 scorers out R12. Think Wells and Rich are both risks so think minimizing that by picking one then slotting in another rook.

    Rucks are good. Lycett is a bit of a gamble. Pay less for Bellchambers and could upgrade Rich to a less risky fallen prem. Or drop Merrett to a rook (or Garlett) and upgrade Rich get a Tyson or B. Crouch. Wouldn't worry about the DPP at this stage. You could always work a DEF/FWD in later (seems to be plenty.)

    Strong draft, my man

@noahcavanagh · 28/12/2014 at 18:46

need help do i pick kruzer or nic nat to partner tom bellchambers

    Max · 28/12/2014 at 19:32


MightyDonsFC · 29/12/2014 at 00:03

People considering going in with mid pricers and under 100k leftover, pure madness!

    WombatsFC · 29/12/2014 at 00:06

    Stick it up em MDFC!

    dognino · 29/12/2014 at 21:21

    Foe sure, although it's tough to save some cash with so many players over 600-700k this year , pick 4 guns in the midfield and there's $2.5m gone

    Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 19:23

    What's you're thinking on this Dons?

    I reckon there's lots of great mid-price options this year with minimal risk as if they don't work out you can always downgrade to a rookie on the bubble and the reward is early premo upgrade on those that do.

    Nice debate point though.

throttlefinger · 29/12/2014 at 09:21

Here's the latest TF team…

Very lock and loaded with some mid pricers sprinkled in. Think this will give me a good start out of the gate as well as some time to survey the land to the best upgrades. Not a ton of confidence in DEF so taking some risks…as they all look a touch risky.

$18K left over.

DEF: Walker, Newnes, Seedsman, Waters, Giles, Goddard ($123K and $102K rook)
MID: Gaz, Rocky, Pendles, Griffen, B. Crouch, Wells, J. Anderson, Boekhorst (Vanderberg, Dick, Freeman or 3 $130K and under rooks)
RUC: NicNat, Kreuzer (Cox…but may restructure to Wright if he's in R1)
FWD: Gray, Goddard, Lids, Swan, Bellyache (switch to Garlett if go to Wright as R3), Clark (Steele, Krakouer)

    max · 29/12/2014 at 15:26

    Crouch is gollllllld!!! Him or Greenwood for M5 for me atm.

    SCaddict · 01/01/2015 at 11:35

    Happy New Year Throttle!

    I reckon folks are going to have very different forward and particularly defensive lines this season. Even in the rucks we appear to have an assortment of budget options rather than just the auto Sandi R2 option that everyone went with in 2014.

    I plan on going super slim in my backline, heavy in the middle and up front with 'value' starting rucks. Obviously how the rookie situation shakes out in the preseason will be a determining factor on just how slim that backline ends up being, along with just how viable players returning from injury like Waters, WhiteX, and Nathan Brown end up actually becoming in early April.

      throttlefinger · 01/01/2015 at 21:03

      Happy New Years to you, SCaddict!

      Calculated risks is the name of the game. Think the back line is light on "lock" players. Not sold on Walker. May go Enright and Heater for the safer points. Have a version of the forward line with Wingard as F4, Belly as F5 and Garlett as F6. Liking that as well. Mids I feel most comfortable with the structure (i mean, hell, who is every confident in their rucks?!?).

      Thanks for the feedback, my man. Look forward to tangling in the TFdome.

      Did you ever get into Fantasy NBA? Just don't have the time (and like LBJ the patience) to figure it out.

        SCaddict · 01/01/2015 at 21:58

        The further I looked into NBA Fantasy the less interested I became. I sensed you weren't that into the idea either so I just dropped it as I had a few other things to occupy me at the time anyway.

        I guess once you've played AFL Supercoach other fantasy games look kind of dull in comparison ha ha.

        Yep I'm all psyched for plenty of drama and dare I say bloodlust in Throttledome 2015. Bring it on baby!

          throttlefinger · 01/01/2015 at 22:07

          I tried spending a couple hours reading blogs and other NBA fantasy tip sites. Just didn't seem that interesting, as you say. Plus nothing like the Jock community out there. And like you, too busy with other stuff to justify the investment. But all in all, completely agree…it looked boring as hell compared to SC.

    Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 19:31

    no Hogan in the fwd line a bit of a surprise tf, love the midfield and fwd line, backs too slim for me but I think you've got the structure close to being bang on I reckon.

      throttlefinger · 01/01/2015 at 21:05

      Hey Double S. Happy New Years to you!

      Yeah, I was thinking about that as well. In fact, have a tad more confidence in Hogan than Clark. But we'll see. Sure preseason will sort those bits out. Back line is not an area that has a lot of R1 locks at premium level. I may go Heater and Enright. Not big scores but consistent 85-90s. All you can ask from those boys.

Pete · 29/12/2014 at 10:41

Do I rely on Bellchambers and Leuenberger to be my rucks with Peter Wright as my back up? Or do I need a premium ruckman that is sure to last the season like a Goldstein. And also, is it too much to have Ablett, Pendles and Fyfe in the same team since they all have that horrid round 12 bye?

    Watto · 29/12/2014 at 15:53

    You should consider putting Bellchambers in the forward line to swap with Wright and then bring in another ruckman like Goldstein as you said. Also if you think those three midfielders will trouble you in that bye round bring in Selwood for one of them as he is at a similar price

    Bog rat · 29/12/2014 at 16:02

    Go with your gut Pete, have you thought about a premo ruck & leunburger & write on the bench with bellchambers in the forward line for swing coverage ?
    As for Gaz, Pendles, Fyfe & Rockliff I will probably start with all of them, but that's just me

Cezzanator · 29/12/2014 at 11:23

Here we go guys…Let me know what you guys think of this line-up! πŸ˜›

PlayingToWin Version 1.0:


Malceski, Simpson, Shaw, Waters, Moore, Brown (Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow)


Ablett, Rockliff, Dangerfield, Wines, Swan, Rich, Heeney, Boekhorst (Laverde, Steele, Lambert)


Goldstein, Kreuzer (Cox – VC loopy)


Goddard, Franklin, Zorko, Wingard, Clark, Hogan (Lamb, Krakouer)

Thanks guys!

Gazzarazza · 29/12/2014 at 15:12

Version 2.0

DEF:Shaw, Hodge, Newnes, Mayes, Varcoe, Waters, (Lever, Goddard)
MID:Ablett, Pendlebury, Sidebottom, Treloar, Rich, van Berlo, Heeney, Boekhorst, Freeman, (Dumont, Knight)
RUCK:Kreuzer, Leuenberger, (Lobb)
FWD:Gray, Franklin, Martin, Wright, Hogan, Steele, (Krakouer, Lambert)

$46,500 in the kitty!

I don’t think the balance is too bad but would like opinion from the wider community. Subject to NAB form I’m fence sitting with a whole bunch of players, rookies in particular but I’ll also be watching the likes of Newnes, Varcoe and Waters. I’ve selected Riley Knight as a MID/FWD – this kid is a great utility player and is over his injury woes, watch him closely folks.

Have a great New Year everyone!

Ben · 29/12/2014 at 15:51

Can anyone give me a price on trav boak, Dom Tyson and j.newnes from Melbourne? πŸ™‚

    Dean · 29/12/2014 at 17:12

    Travis Boak $568,200, Dom Tyson $506,200 & Jack Newnes $436,800

    Good luck mate

      Ben · 29/12/2014 at 20:11

      Haha geez, didn’t think Tyson would be so expensive!
      Thanks anyway matey

Skillsar · 29/12/2014 at 16:09

Franklin or Goddard? Or should I spend the extra $ to get Gray?

    Dean · 29/12/2014 at 17:14

    Personally I would go Gray his average was 111 in 2014

Skillsar · 29/12/2014 at 17:04

My first crack at a 2015 SC team. Thoughts and feedback would be very much apprieciated.

DEF: Malceski, Shaw, Hibberd, Waters, Lever, Brown (Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow)

MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Wines, Griffin, Van Berlo, Freeman, Heeney (Boekhorst, Steele, Lambert)

RUC: Naitanui, Kreuzer (Cox)

FWD: Gray, Goddard, Deledio, Swan, Clark, Hogan (Laverde, Krakouer)

Not sure about the premium FWDs this year, plenty to choose from. Took Lids over Franklin because I'd prefer a F/M. Can't be sure on rookies and mid-pricers yet but happy enough with them for now. Want to get Whitecross in there but need the cash which should come. This definitely won't be a final team!


    Sarah · 05/01/2015 at 12:53

    I really like it! The team has good structure and strength on each line. Maybe pick a rookie ruck who will get game time instead of Cox just to give yourself some coverage in case you get a 1-2 week injury.

      Skillsar · 07/01/2015 at 09:39

      Thanks Sarah! Yeah, perhaps when it gets closer to the season and if we see that Wright or someone playing I'll look to them.

    NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:53

    Hi Skillsar IMO your D1,2,3 are too expensive for the likely return and D5,6 is a rookie plus the only player below $170,000 that will probably decrease in value after the first 3 weeks.

    Apart from that I think that it's a good squad for this time of year.

paul · 29/12/2014 at 17:31

fierst draft of many,would like expert advice.BACKS- hibberd,stcliffe,astbury,waters,giles,n.brown( lever,hamling). MIDS- j.selwood,sloane,ward,liberatore,heppell,boak,swan,rich (cockatoo,l.dawson,freeman). RUCKS- naitanui, leuenberger.,(s.mckernan). FORW- d.smith,m.walters,dixon,salem,hogan,m.clark.( kommer,j.steele)

    john · 30/12/2014 at 00:03

    would look to try and spread your money out abit more in your forwards aswell

    Creep · 30/12/2014 at 07:09

    Like the D.Smith pick

Rick · 29/12/2014 at 18:57

Heres my team. I already posted my team up a couple times but I am still making a couple of little changes. Tell me what you guys think πŸ™‚
Defence: Kade simpson, Burgoyne, Malceski, Waters, Goddard, Moore / Dillion rainbow, Fuller
Midfielders: Ablett, Pendlebury, Heppel, Presita, Rich, Petracca, Boekhurst, Heeny/ Clem smith, Laverde, Lambert
Rucks: Ryder, Kreuzer/ Cox
Forward: Gray, Goddard, Franklink, Swan, Bellchambers, Clark/ Lamb, Hogan

TOM · 29/12/2014 at 20:22

What are peoples thoughts on Patrick Cripps?

    MightyDonsFC · 30/12/2014 at 00:07

    Expect a 70 avg. Lock and load!

Brett · 29/12/2014 at 20:26

Jack Newnes
Michael Hibberd
Heath Shaw
Beau Waters
Darcy Moore
Matt Scharenberg
Hugh Goddard
Nicholas Newman

Gary Ablett
Nat Fyfe
Scott Pendlebury
Rory Sloane
Joel Selwood
Kane Lambert
Nathan Freeman
Nathan Van Berlo
Jack Steele
Patrick Cripps

Todd Goldstein
Matthew Leuenberger
Peter Wright

Brett Delidio
Dane Swan
Tom Bellchambers
Jack Ziebell
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Christian Salem
Nathan Krakouer

    Brett · 29/12/2014 at 21:23

    Any feedback is much appreciated

      MightyDonsFC · 30/12/2014 at 00:13

      Save yourself some $$$ and take Cox instead of Wright (who will be lucky to play a game anyways), swap Salem (won't see much midfield time) out for Laverde and use the extra cash the upgrade Ziebell to Gray/Goddard or Berger to Kreuzer. I'd take Boekhorst ahead of Van Berlo if you didn't have enough money to turn Ziebell into Gray and Berger into Kreuzer. Apart from that it looks the goods!

Scott · 29/12/2014 at 20:30

Ok community, here is my 1st attempt at a team couple thinking there is a strong foundation here with about 89k left in bank.
Strong heavy mids (point are there) with Watson – fallen? & Treloar who has impressed since day 1.
Bellchambers is surely better than his costing now should be primary ruck.
Kreuzer & Leuenberger surely will increase – have one moved later buy low sell high.
So looking for feedback please be kind =)
Hibberd, Michael $491,500
Hurn, Shannon $467,300
Newnes, Jack(MID) $436,800
Astbury, David $368,200
Waters, Beau $267,200
Moore, Darcy(FWD) $182,300
Brown, Nathan J. $146,900
Fuller, Matthew $123,900
Ablett, Gary $734,600
Rockliff, Tom $709,500
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Treloar, Adam $577,800
Watson, Jobe $574,800
Morabito, Anthony $191,700
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Smith, Rourke(DEF) $130,400
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300
Krakouer, Nathan(FWD) $108,400
Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
Leuenberger, Matthew $358,000
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400
Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Zorko, Dayne(MID) $531,900
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Membrey, Tim $172,000
Menzel, Daniel $123,900
Salem, Christian $185,000
Goddard, Hugh$122,300

    Rick · 29/12/2014 at 21:13

    I wouldnt have 2 mid prices ruckmen. Id have a sandilands, jacobs,goldstein or even a ryder in their. I wouldnt expect to much from membrey being in the same forward line with riewoldt and mccartin. Zorko can be inconsistent. One week hell score a huge 120 and the next hell score 50. Also watch out for astbury. Salem is to expensive to be on the bench, I would trade him for a jessie hogan and use the cash to upgrade someone I named up their ^. Other then that your team seems to have a solid starting base, I would take a closer look at your chosen rookies though. Sorry for all the negative remarks but its my opinion :). Good luck for supercoach 2015

Avzmo · 29/12/2014 at 21:20

Updated Team, I do like this team. I'm unsure on Malceski, but still looking for suitable replacements.

Simpson, Kade $512800
Hibberd, Michael $491500
Malceski, Nick $566600
Waters, Beau $267200
Newnes, Jack (MID) $436800
Johnson, Alex $123900
Goddard, Hugh (FWD) $122300
Newman, Nicholas $102400

Ablett, Gary $734600
Watson, Jobe $574800
Goddard, Brendon (FWD) $548800
Kennedy, Josh P. $612200
Beams, Dayne $621000
Steven, Jack $455900
Rich, Daniel $348300
van Berlo, Nathan $215600
Jansen, Jarrad $123900
Vandenberg, Aaron $127900
Freeman, Nathan $123900
Anderson, Jed $141400

Goldstein, Todd $574400
Leuenberger, Matthew $358000
Cox, Mason $102400

Ryder, Patrick (RUC) $543400
Franklin, Lance $537200
Swan, Dane (MID) $464500
Mitchell, Tom (MID) $405600
Clark, Mitch $155200
Hogan, Jesse $130400
Krakouer, Nathan (MID) $106900
Lambert, Kane (MID) $102400

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 09:49

    Not much to worry about ATM with that team Avzmo, I'm loving that DEF.

WombatsFC · 29/12/2014 at 22:29

Some players will ave below 80 and are selected purely to allow reliable $value, scores and swingability during cashin trades and bye trades.Those who finished outside the top 1,500 l/y take note of this lesson.

We have no idea who will be in the round 1 teams but if everybody plays this is great team.Scharenberg and others are under an injury shadow but 5 months is a longtime to recover and their price points are easily covered.


van Berlo



    WombatsFC · 29/12/2014 at 22:37

    Ooops that was the wrong one. That was the one I meant to give to Joe hockey

      Bog Rat · 29/12/2014 at 23:10

      I like that midfield Wombats, similar to mine, except I have Treloar & D.Beames instead of Griffen & Cripps

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 09:39

    Nice team there Wombats, I'm liking your strategy.

    Rick · 31/12/2014 at 11:16

    I dont like people having 2 mid-priced ruckman and your forward line will be unpredictable, so will your defense.

    NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 19:29

    Nice try for an overweight easterner but if you wanna see what a real team looks like I just posted one.

Dean · 29/12/2014 at 22:47

G'day community another year of SC is soon upon us and I cannot wait. Below is my first attempt for the 2015 season. Thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.

DEFENCE: Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Mayes, Whitecross, Fuller (Goddard, Newman)
MIDFIELD: GAJ, Rockliff, Pendlebury, K Jack, Griffen, Heeney, Laverde, Freeman (Steele, Stretch, hiscox)
RUCK: Minson, Kreuzer (Cox)
FORWARD: Gray, Deledio, Swan, Breust, Bellchambers, Clark (Krakour, Lambert)

Good luck to all this year.

    Stickman · 30/12/2014 at 01:22

    Like the overall structure of the team and enjoying the POD picks of Jack, Mayes and Minson. The ruck/forward swingset will be handy with the loss of r4. Not sure what I missed with Newnes, I think Harbrow could be a better option as he will get more midfield time with broughton and malceski running off half back. Not sure about Breust either but can't think of replacement. Maybe Cooney or Wingard?

      Dean · 31/12/2014 at 16:45

      Thanks mate, I know what you mean regarding Harbrow, its a great point, my only query with Harbrow is for a 8th season player he can be inconsistent. Harbrow's average was 81 the same as Newnes in his 3rd season.
      There are quite big wraps on Newnes which is out of the bag as most have him now unfortunately.

      I had Wingard from the get go last season and lost quite a bit of cash with him the bonus last year was his DPP which he doesn't have this year so I won't be going there again, although in saying that it would not surprise me at all if he averaged 90 odd this season, he will defiantly have weeks where he will score 110+ when he kicks a few.
      I know what you mean Re: Cooney but he is injury prone although last season was his best for many years.
      I have allot of respect for Breust after last years season, especially the first half of the 2014 season, this will be his 5th year and at age 24 expect a explosive year from Breust.

      Happy New Year

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 09:41

    That's a quality first draft there Dean. I'm liking those swing sets and PODs in there.

Stickman · 30/12/2014 at 01:01

My first draft:
Simpson, Shaw, Bob Murphy, Water, A. Johnson, Fuller (Goddard Jnr, Z.Cordy)
Gaz, Pendles, Watson, Danger, Bennell, Rich, Acres, Heeney, Laverde (Atkins, Clem Smith)
Sauce, Kreuz, (Cox)
Lids, Floggard, Swan, Bellchambers, Reid, Salem (Hogan, Steele)
All feedback is appreciated.

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 09:44

    That's solid Stickman, I'm not sure about a few of those players in there. I think there's better than Murphy, Acres and Reid. Even Sauce you could maybe swap to Nic Nat to get some extra cash. Other than that it's a nice looking first draft.

Scooter · 30/12/2014 at 04:34

Def: hibberd Mayes vlastin ibbotson waters Goddard
( vojo rainbow Vickers Willis)
Mid: fyfe ward Parker Watson danger greenwood van berlo Anderson ( stretch Steele heeney)
Ruck: nic Nat kruezer ( lobb)
Fwd: grey d.smith swan Mitchell Salem Clarke ( laverde rookie)

Appreciate feedback thanks guys

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 09:48

    Overall that's nice. Unique MID and DEF but that might help you in the long run, especially going in without Ablett, Pendlebury and Selwood. Would you think about getting any of them?

      Scooter · 30/12/2014 at 13:44

      Not at this stage made a dozen or so teams and I like this one the best obviously a risk without gaz penfles selwood Rocky but not taking them gives me the ability to run deeper in the mid s less reliant on rookies. Think a lot of teams with go cheaper defence. Even the premo defender s are prone too inconsistency

        Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 15:13

        Yeah, definitely got a good point. If the MID rookies don't deliver this year you're gunna be ahead too so good strategy.

MightyDonsFC · 30/12/2014 at 12:45

Anyone mind telling me the prices of Brad Crouch, Jack Martin and Shane Biggs? Thanks

    I N Pieman · 30/12/2014 at 14:07

    Brad crouch mid 508k Jack Martin 303 k Fwd & Biggs 209k mid only I think

      MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 00:29

      Interesting I had Crouch at 490,500 with injury discount and what's this about Biggs being a mid only!?

Farnzy · 30/12/2014 at 13:29

Rookies are obviously subject to change pending preseason form and round 1 selection. Rucks have been injury prone but I'm willing to take the risk in that area. Structure wise on pretty happy ATM.

DEF: K. Simpson, H. Shaw, L. Hodge, J. Newnes, B. Waters, N. Brown (J. Hamling, H. Goddard)

MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood, A. Treloar, P. Dangerfield, P. Cripps, I. Heeney, N. Freeman (J. Anderson, B. Boekhorst, A. Vandenberg)

RUC: M. Kreuzer, T. Bellchambers (M. Cox)

FWD: B. Deledio, B. Goddard, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, C. Salem, M. Clark (J. Hogan, N. Krakouer)


    I N Pieman · 30/12/2014 at 14:02

    Very nice team there Farnzy. Personally Id skimp a bit more in the backline & get another premium mid. Not having a bench playing ruck isn’t something I would do. I want to make money from the position. Perhaps consider Wright if he is going to play

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 15:23

    Super good team Farnzy, not much to fault about it. Good luck.

    MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 00:28

    Mines quite similar to yours, except I have some POD's in the midfield

    Farnzy · 01/01/2015 at 23:27

    Thanks for the feedback guys, made some adjustments all pending on preseason and round 1 selection of course. Relatively happy with either of these sides regardless, bring on round 1.

    DEF: K. Simpson, L. Hodge, M. Hibberd, B. Waters, H. Goddard, D. McKenzie (J. Hamling, D. Viojo-Rainbow)

    MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, N. Fyfe, J. Selwood, P. Dangerfield, I. Heeney, B. Boekhorst, N. Freeman (A. Vandenberg, M. Dick, N. Krakouer)

    RUC: N. Naitanui, M. Kreuzer (M. Cox)

    FWD: R. Gray, B. Deledio, B. Goddard, D. Swan, C. Salem, M. Clark (J. Hogan, C. Daniel)

I N Pieman · 30/12/2014 at 14:14

G’day Conda. I think you’ve got a pretty solid team happening there. Personally I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night with Rohan in my team. I don’t mind the Brayshaw selection at all. He was ready to play last year. Personally my midfield plan is 6 durable premos maybe a cheap VB & 4 rookies.

Ryz · 30/12/2014 at 14:23

Hey guys V1

N. Malceski – K. Simpson – B. Smith – H. Shaw – B. Waters – N. Brown (H. Goddard – N. Newman)

G. Ablett – T. Rockliff – J. Selwood – T. Cotchin – R. Griffen – I. Heeney – B. Boekhorst – N. Freeman (A. Vandenberg – J. Steele – K. Lambert)

S. Jacobs – M. Kreuzer (M. Cox)

R. Grey – B. Deledio – D. Swan – M. Clark – J. Hogan – J. Lonie (J. Laverde – N. Krakouer)

Any thoughts welcomed

    Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 15:20

    Really good looking team Ryz. I personally don't like Cotchin in there but could prove to be a really nice POD. Strong DEF, RUC and FWD.

      Ryz · 30/12/2014 at 17:29

      Thanks Skillsar
      I wasn't overly comfortable with Cotchin in there as well and have replaced him with P. Dangerfield

        Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 17:40

        Nice! I'd prefer having him in there. Good luck mate.

Damien · 30/12/2014 at 15:14

Grant Birchall [HAW] ($477,900)
Jarrod Harbrow [GCS] [MID] ($438,800)
Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Garrick Ibbotson [FRE] ($342,900)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Darcy Moore [COL] [FWD] ($182,300)
Matt Scharenberg [COL] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)

Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Adam Treloar [GWS] ($577,800)
Dyson Heppell [ESS] ($571,800)
Ollie Wines [PTA] ($539,200)
Mitch Duncan [GEE] ($537,800)
Isaac Smith [HAW] ($488,400)
Angus Brayshaw [MEL] ($212,300)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Jayden Laverde [ESS] [FWD] ($127,300)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Jack Steele [GWS] [FWD] ($117,300)

Mark Blicavs [GEE] [MID] ($371,900)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Robbie Gray [PTA] [MID] ($596,900)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Danyle Pearce [FRE] [MID] ($435,900)
Jack Watts [MEL] ($399,500)
Jake Melksham [ESS] [MID] ($306,700)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Daniel Menzel [GEE] ($123,900)

Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 15:16

That's a really nice team Conda, good that you're going safe with Brayshaw and Petracca in the rookies there.

I N Pieman · 30/12/2014 at 15:17

I N Pieman V.0137
This team has an 8, 12, 10 Bye Strategy. Which is what I am after.
Shaw, Heath Hibberd, Michael Newnes, Jack(MID) Waters, Beau Goddard, Hugh(FWD) Newman, Nicholas Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon Fuller, Matthew
Ablett, Gary Pendlebury, Scott Selwood, Joel Sloane, Rory Griffen, Ryan Tyson, Dom van Berlo, Nathan Heeney, Isaac Boekhorst, Blaine Freeman, Nathan Laverde, Jayden(FWD)
Naitanui, Nic Kreuzer, Matthew Bellchambers, Tom(FWD)
Deledio, Brett(MID) Bennell, Harley(MID) Swan, Dane(MID) Salem, Christian Clark, Mitch Steele, Jack(MID) Krakouer, Nathan(MID) Lambert, Kane(MID)

    Scooter · 30/12/2014 at 15:30

    Good team there strong mid line like Dom Tyson will teams look to shut him down rather then jones though. Think Harley bennel will put u on a roller coaster of emotions but could pay off. Would be good if a rookie ruck came up so didn’t have to play bellchambers

    Conda · 30/12/2014 at 19:31

    id look to try and put bell chambers in forward like then get a mason cox or someone who you can rotate through your forward in case of a ruck injury

    Conda · 30/12/2014 at 19:32

    free up some cash

    Bog Rat · 30/12/2014 at 20:59

    Nice team INP pretty solid on all lines, I agree with Conda with Bellchambers, other than that all good

Frostee · 30/12/2014 at 16:39

After not doing as great as I would have hoped last season, getting super prepared super early this year. Let me know what you think of my lineup, any comments helpful!

Malceski, Shaw, Waters, Lever, Brown, Hamling (Scharenberg, Goddard)
GAZ, Rockliff, Pendles, Kennedy, Dangerfield, Petracca, Heeny, Vandenberg (Cockatoo, Laverde, Lambert)
Jacobs, Sandilands (Durdin)
Gray, Bartel, Bennell, McCartin, Membrey, Clark, (Hogan, Daniel)

    Farnzy · 30/12/2014 at 17:23

    I do like the idea of the set and forget ruck strategy. But in doing this you pass on the potential value in Kreuzer, Leuenberger, Bellchambers etc. which IMO leaves you lacking in the DEF and FWD lines. Love the premiums you've chosen in the guts, can't believe more people aren't going Danger. IMO he is well underpriced (after a very poor year, which still nearly netted him a Brownlow) reckon he'll want to bump up his market value, so a big year looms!

    Brett · 30/12/2014 at 18:50

    Not to keen on Bartel, can be very inconsistant and is getting older, he isn't the player he used to be.

Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 17:47

What are all you guys opinions on the best FWD premiums. The best 4?

    Conda · 30/12/2014 at 19:24

    gray, harvey, franklin, deledio

      Conda · 30/12/2014 at 19:24

      goddard arguably over deledio

        Skillsar · 30/12/2014 at 19:31

        Cheers mate.

    taylorwoof · 02/01/2015 at 14:35

    Best 2 for mine are Robbie Gray and Deledio.

    #3 and #4….I can't decide.

Brett · 30/12/2014 at 18:53

Really really like Langford, the kid can seriously play

Brett · 30/12/2014 at 18:55

Everyone is talking up Jack Newnes, is he a guy that will stay in my team the whole season?

Conda · 30/12/2014 at 19:07

Thanks guys,
yeah I N Pieman, now that malceski is gone im hoping rohan will get maximun game time whilst filing in the role of ball carrying off of half back.

Drew · 30/12/2014 at 19:15

Please feedback is very much appreciated.

Jack Newnes
Michael Hibberd
Heath Shaw
Beau Waters
Darcy Moore
Matt Scharenberg
Hugh Goddard
Nicholas Newman

Gary Ablett
Scott Pendlebury
Nathan Fyfe
Joel Selwood
Rory Sloane
Kane Lambert
Nathan Freeman
Jack Steele
Nathan Van Berlo

Todd Goldstein
Matthew Leuenberger
Mason Cox

Brett Delidio
Dane Swan
Robbie Gray
Tom Bellchambers
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Jayden Laverde
Nathan Krakouer

I'm not sure wether to go for two risky rucks like Bellchambers and Leuy and save some dosh or go for a set and forget ruck and one risky one with backup in the forward line. Please, feedback is much appreciated!

    Bog Rat · 30/12/2014 at 21:16

    Nice team Drew looks solid across all lines, Have considered Kruza ?
    I think Nic Nat will score better with Cox retiring but he can be a injury risk too,

    SCaddict · 01/01/2015 at 11:10

    I'd keep Bellchambers in your FWD line as he should be a bargain buy with Ryder goneskies and should be a crucial ruck swinger in your forward line whenever your primary rucks miss a game here or there.

    Either Nic Nat or Kreuzer appear to offer excellent points/$ if you want to go with a value starting ruck duo and save some cash on Goldy.

nick · 30/12/2014 at 19:20


advice is much appreciated

Def: K.Simpson, H.Shaw, H.Lumumba, P.Seedsman, G.Ibbotson, B.Waters (H.Goddard, D.Viojo-Rainbow)
Mid: G.Ablett, T.Greene, R.Griffen, D.Wells, D.Rich, N.van Berlo, I.Heeney, B.Boekhorst (A.Vandenberg, J.Laverde, D.McKenzie)
Ruc: N.Naitanui, M.Kreuzer (T.Read)
Fwd: B.Deledio, B.Goddard, L.Franklin, D.Swan, T.Adams, T.Bellchambers (N.Krakouer, K.Lambert)

    taylorwoof · 02/01/2015 at 14:41

    Hey nick!

    Looks too much spend in defence. I would drop one of D3, D4 or D5 and replace them with a Smedts/Whitecross/Rookie type.

    I would drop one of those forwards for Mitch Clark or Jesse Hogan.

    By doing the above you should be able to bolster that midfield a little. Turnover Tobes at M2 is ambitious.

    Can't fault rucks.

rainman · 30/12/2014 at 19:50

Howdy lads. SC isn’t my game, more involved in the “other” game. Pretty standard I think but keen for your thoughts.

Simpson Shaw Smith Newnes Waters McKenzie ( Goddard McGuinness)

Ablett Pendlebury Ward Sloane Parker Heeney Boerkhorst Freeman (Cavka Krakouer Dumont)

Kreuzer Leuenberger (Cox)

Deledio Goddard Franklin Swan Clark Hogan (Steele Lambert)

    Farnzy · 30/12/2014 at 20:40

    Nice, one of the better teams posted so far IMO. Love the Ward and Parker picks, both will only get better and will be a very unique selections.

Give It A Go · 30/12/2014 at 20:01

G'day all and one AFL masters of SC,

Just putting toghether a working team for the next months untill D Day, all subject to change of course!

Here's the first addition..

Def: Shaw, Hodge, Newnes, Walters, Scharenberg, Fuller ( Rainbow and Goddard)

Mid: Ablet, Pendles, J-Selwood, Gray, Danger, Griffin, Morabito, de Goey ( Boekhorst, Freeman and Smith, Rourke)

Rs: N Naitanui, Leuenberger and Wright, Peter

Fwd: Goddard, Swan, Mitchell, Kelly J, Hogan J, Steel J ( Daniel, Caleb and Lambert, Kane )

Please give us a reason of change of players.

    Seaford Scouse · 02/01/2015 at 11:55

    Shazzberger do everything an acl mate so replace him as not likely to play till later in the season maybe go for mckenzie from the saints for now.

    O’rourke might find it tough to break into the Hawks side regularly also other than those two though you’re looking pretty good.

Mark · 30/12/2014 at 20:31


Def: N. Malceski, H. Shaw, L. Hodge, B. Waters, H. Goddard, D. Viojo-Rainbow (A. Johnson, J. Kolodashnij)
Mid: G. Ablett, N. Fyfe, B. Crouch, O. Wines, L. Whitfield, D. Rich, NVB, C. Petracca, N. Cockatoo, (B. Boekhorst, N. Freeman, J. Anderson)
Ruck: T. Goldstein, M. Kruezer, (M. Cox)
For: B. Deledio, L. Franklin, R. Gray, D. Swan, J. Hogan, J. Steele, (K. Lambert, J. Laverde)

Feedback would be much appreciated

    taylorwoof · 02/01/2015 at 14:45

    Hey Mark!

    Appears a little too reliant on Crouch, Wines, Whitfield and Rich all to reach premium status. Not sure what the plan is, maybe trade a few away during the Bye Period….not sure. Interesting strategy nonetheless…could pay huge dividends as all do have upside…..but playing for 4/4 to hit premo… is risky.

    Defence looks solid if both rooks get good game time.

    Rucks can't fault….

    Forwards rock solid if Steele plays.

Bog Rat · 30/12/2014 at 21:54

Community could you please give me your thoughts on my team, all comments will be appreciated thanks.
Shaw, H, Waters, B, Johnson, A, Hamling, J, Kelly, J, Goddard, H, ( Lever, J, Viojo-Rainbow, D)
Ablett, G, Rockliff, T, Pendlebury, S, Fyfe, N, Beams, D, Treloar, A, Boekhorst, B, Pearce, D, ( Laverde, J, Freeman, N, Smith, R)
Naitanui, N, Kreuzer, M, (Wright, P)
Deledio, B, Goddard, B, Smith, D, Swan, D, Clark, M, Bellchambers, T, (Hogan, J, Lambert, K)

    MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 00:20

    Looking good, although your defence is quite thin. I'd put Steele in for D.Smith and B.Smith in for Kelly.

      Bog rat · 02/01/2015 at 12:29

      Thanks for the feed back MDFC much appreciated

Woodman · 30/12/2014 at 22:23

Team no. 2

Backs: Smith, Shaw, Hibberd, Waters, Whitecross, Brown.N (Goddard.H, Viojo-Rainbow)
Mids: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Dangerfield/Wines, Griffen, Van Berlo, Heeney.I, Vanderberg.A (Laverde.J, Jansen.J, Steele.J)
Rcks: Naitanui, Kreuzer (Read.T)
Fwds: Deledio, Goddard, Martin.D, Swan, Clarke.M, Hogan.J (Membrey.T, Lamb.T)

Leftover cash of $1400. Not sure who to go out of Dangerfield or Wines.

    taylorwoof · 02/01/2015 at 14:48

    Woodman nice team!

    Haven't seen Smith in too many teams, even though he's premo priced…..could be an interesting POD in these early stages.

    I'd go with Danger over Wines. That's a smooth M1 to M5 if you go that way.

    Can't fault the rucks…both represent good value.

    Dusty up forward, similar to Smith….haven't seen in a lot of side….Nice POD!

MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 01:20

Carlisle4Coleman v1.0

Brodie Smith $502,800
Heath Shaw $497,800
Andrew Walker $472,600
Beau Waters $267,200
Brayden Maynard $117,300
Brendan Whitecross $198,700
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow $117,300
Hugh Goddard $123,900

Gary Ablett $734,600
Scott Pendlebury $668,800
Ryan Griffen $530,700
Brad Crouch $490,500
Ollie Wines $539,200
Joel Selwood $649,900
Patrick Cripps $180,500
Nathan Freeman $123,900
Jayden Laverde $127,300.
Blaine Boekhorst $132,300
Daniel Mckenzie $117,300

Matthew Kreuzer $370,300
Tom Bellchambers $302,500
Toby Nankervis $117,300

Robbie Gray $596,900
Brett Deledio $553,300
Brendan Goddard $548,800
Dane Swan $464,500
Kane Lambert $102,400
Jesse Hogan $130,400
Mitch Clark $155,200
Jack Lonie $117,300

Happy with every line except my rucks, which will depend of TBC solo rucks or at least is the main ruck. Leuenberger also an option if Stef Martin doesn't spend too much time in the ruck. If neither of those look like happening I'll downgrade Cripps, Lonie and Nankervis to Vandenberg, Krakouer and Cox and then partner Kreuzer with Nic Nat. Any other suggestions/feedback are more than welcome and greatly appreciated.

    Kev · 01/01/2015 at 12:31

    Looks brilliant, Dons. Love the B. Crouch selection. His brother could be one to watch as well.

    Wouldn't mind seeing Heeney in your mids, possibly for Cripps. Otherwise, can't fault it

      MightyDonsFC · 02/01/2015 at 11:53

      Thank Kev! Bit speculative on the game time Heeney will get as their is a lot of competition for spots in the Swans midfield.

    Farnzy · 01/01/2015 at 17:19

    Looked pretty good to me until I noticed you've miscalculated your cap total, not to mention underestimated the starting price of a few players (Crouch = $508,200, Cripps = $211,400, Nankervis = $123,900 and H. Goddard = $122,300). According to my calculations you're approx $105K over the cap. Sorry for criticising, good luck re-juggling your side, I look forward to seeing v1.1.

      MightyDonsFC · 02/01/2015 at 12:06

      Thank for that Farnzy, I swapped Cripps out for Vandenberg and now come in $21,600 under.

    Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 19:05

    Nice work Dons!
    I reckon whiteX will be managed back slowly so keep an eye on him, not sure Maynards going to feature much but being a woodsman I'd love it if he's this years Langdon though πŸ™‚
    Might be better off putting McKenzie back there and replacing him with another rookie.

    You've got the ruck question covered I had exactly the same and have switched to nicnat/kreuzer combo as mentioned.

    Love the pods in midfield and nice fwd line too, great first crack buddy.

      MightyDonsFC · 02/01/2015 at 12:09

      Cheers Seaford Scouse! I'm going on Clarko's love for WhiteX which should probably net him a spot on the bench Rd.1. Maynards and ready built back flanker/midfielders that should slot into Collingwoods side IMO after the losses of Beams and Lumumba.

        Bog rat · 02/01/2015 at 12:43

        Nice team MDFC I think you'll do well with that team good spread on all lines

Blueprime · 31/12/2014 at 02:43

209K left.

Hodge Ibbotson Docherty Scharenberg Fuller Goddard
Wigg Viojo-Rainbow

Ablett Rockliff Pendlebury Selwood D Beams T Mitchell Van Berlo C Beams
Woodward Anderson Boekhorst

Kreuzer Bellchambers

Delidio Swan Ryder Clark Saad Salem
Hogan Laverde


    I N Pieman · 31/12/2014 at 08:38

    Gday Blueprime. You won't see Scharenberg before the middle of the year. Did at ACL in August with traditional recovery. Maybe use your 200K to turn him into Waters. Strong Midfield.

      Blueprime · 31/12/2014 at 11:03

      Thanks Pieman. Will look for another.

    Conda · 31/12/2014 at 17:02

    Ryder to Franklin as we dont know how he is going to go at the new club, franklin is a must and if i were you id try and use that 209k

      Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 19:10

      ryder and bellboy bothnsubject to asada so id make sure you have a plan b for the rucks mate.

      nice mid line with 209 in the bank, I would be looking to use some of that though to strengthen def/fwd.

      great effort mate

        Richard · 02/01/2015 at 12:54

        I think there is a big risk going for Rocky and Beams without knowing how one will effect the other. I would switch Beams out for another round 11 bye player like Danger or Sloan and then look at a change up for Rocky until you are sure of scoring potential. The good thing is…he is unlikely to appreciate in value, so you will still be able to get him at a similar price without losing much. I like Saad…cant believe more people arent looking at him for that price

mgar24 · 31/12/2014 at 10:41

1. Malceski, N
2. Burgoyne S (Mid)
3. Hodge L (Mid)
4. Waters B
5. Newman N
6. Saad A (Mid)
7. Goddard, H (Fwd)
8. Fuller M
9. Ablett, G
10. Pendlebury S
11. Fyfe N
12. Selwood J
13. Petracca C (Fwd)
14. Dick M (Def)
15. Freeman N
16. Pearce D
17. Heeney I
18. Krakouer N (Fwd)
19. Van Berlo N
20. Jacobs S
21. Goldstein T
22. Cox, M
23. Gray R (Mid)
24. Goddard B (Mid)
25. Franklin L
26. Swan, D (Mid)
27. Clark, M
28. Hogan, J
29. Steele J (Mid)
30. Lambert K (Mid)

Azmataz · 31/12/2014 at 10:48

Def: Simpson, Shaw, McGovern, Ibbotson, Waters, Scharenberg, Richards, Edwards.

Mid: Abs, Pendles, Libba, Johnson, Wines, Griffin, Petracca, Brayshaw, Anderson, Boekhorst, Freeman

Rucks: Kreuzer, Berger, Nankervis

Fwds: Buddy, Dusty, Swan, Membrey, Clark, Hogan, Laverde, Krakouer.

Not really much idea as to what rookies to select in the Defence line. A few roughies in there like McGover, Ibbotson, Waters, Griffin, the rucks and Clark. There are some bargains there! Are there some bargains that I've missed?

    Kev · 01/01/2015 at 12:26

    Rollercoaster x3 with those KPF's! Your guess is as good as mine re: defence. That line will be chopped and changed right up to lockout I think!

Conda · 31/12/2014 at 12:20

what are some must have rookies atm ???

    MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 17:24

    The locks for me are Goddard, WhiteX, Freeman, Boekhorst, Laverde, D.Mckenzie, Hogan and Clark. Track the pre-season and NAB challenge of Lambert, Vandenberg and Krakouer. I'd also look at DVR, Wigg, C.Smith, N.Brown, Steele, Lonie, Petracca, NVB, Cripps, Saad, Heeney, Anderson, S.Edwards, N.Newman, McGuiness, Salem and J. Kolodashnij. I've probably missed a couple but I think there's more than enough rookies to fill your team with from that pile!

      Watto · 31/12/2014 at 19:41

      Sorry to be annoying but who is WhiteX?

        MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 20:52

        Been spending too much time around Hawks fans, Whitecross

          Watto · 01/01/2015 at 12:10

          Cheers thank you, he will be a lock for me if he gets a good pre season in, will it be hard for him to get in the Hawks side?

            Kev · 01/01/2015 at 12:22

            Hawks did pretty well without him, Watto! For mine, he is hoping for injuries to others to get a regular spot

          Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 14:22

          WhiteX likely to be managed carefully, if, as Kev correctly calls, he can actually break back in. Unlikely to be named round 1 I reckon but track his progress as offers great downgrade target later

    Conda · 31/12/2014 at 17:55

    Cheers Mightydons

    this is my team but with bellchambers in forward line, mason cox as R3 and petracca instead of brayshaw, any suggestions ?
    Def: Malceski, Shaw, Waters, Rohan, Moore, Brown ( Goddard, Fuller )

    Mid: Gaz, Rocky, Fyfe, Selwood, Langford, Rich, Brayshaw, Laverde, ( Freeman, Boekhorst, Vandenberg )

    Ruck: Jacobs, Kreuzer ( Bellchambers)

    Forward: Gray, Franklin, Swan, Petracca, Clark, Steele ( Lambert, Hogan )

      MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 21:28

      Very nice team, few risks that could pay off or be a headache in the future (I'm looking at you Gary 'burnman' Rohan). I'm not sure why a lot of sides have Fuller, I'd swap him out for D.Mckenzie. Assuming that's Will Langford, I'd downgrade him to P.Cripps and upgrade Rohan to Smith/Hibberd/Walker. Apart from that it looks very good IMO.

Mike · 31/12/2014 at 17:47

Hi Folks.
My team (V1.0). Will need to revise Rookies, I'm sure:

Hodge (Def/Mid)
McGovern (Def/Fwd)
Mayes (Def/Mid)

Goddard (Def/Fwd)

Swan (Mid/Fwd)
Van Berlo

Dick (Mid/Def)
Steele (Mid/Fwd)


Cox (Ruck/Fwd)

Deledio (Fwd/Mid)
Goddard (Fwd/Mid)
Ryder (Fwd/Ruck)

Moore (Fwd/Def)
Krakouer (Fwd/Mid)

$44,700 in the bank, so there is a little flexibility for when I sort out the Rookies.

Any comments would be appreciated.

    Conda · 31/12/2014 at 18:16

    I see that youve gone with a set and forget ruck strategy straight away, your missing out on the money makers in kreuzer and leumberger

      Mike · 01/01/2015 at 21:45

      Good thoughts Conda. Thanks mate.
      I'm not so keen on Kreuzer, however Big Leuy could be a viable alternative to make some cash.

    Kev · 01/01/2015 at 12:19

    G'day Mike. Franklin, Clark, Hogan, Moore, and possibly Ryder is a few too many KPP. Yes, they'll make money, bit will do so slowly. Keep an eye on mid rookies named as forwards in the preseason i.e. lambert (if he gets upgraded to the senior list)

      Mike · 01/01/2015 at 21:51

      Hi Kev. Thanks mate. Yes, I've looked at that as well. However Clark and Hogan seem to be dirt cheap and could/should make $'s fairly quickly at their respective prices, Moore is still only a "maybe" and you either commit to Ryder and Franklin or you go elsewhere. Buddy came back well last year after a slow start and I think this year can be even better. Ryder gives good coverage in case of one of the other Rucks getting injured. However, his new team definitely puts a question mark over him. What will his role in the team actually be? Can he settle in quickly or take time to adjust?
      Can't wait for the pre-season games to check out the Rookies performances.

Skillsar · 31/12/2014 at 18:56

What's everyone's thoughts on Daniel McKenzie?

    MightyDonsFC · 31/12/2014 at 21:49

    Definitely get him in

    SCaddict · 01/01/2015 at 11:15

    At the very least he should be on everyone's watch list during the preseason.

    I'm very loathe to talk about lock-in rookies in January. Just last season every bugger had Matty Fuller as a lock on their defensive bench In February and he didn't play a single senior game in 2014!

    Skillsar · 01/01/2015 at 11:47

    Thanks guys!

Seaford Scouse · 01/01/2015 at 14:53

First team of 2015 and the first one I’m happy with, think it has good balance whilst offering some real $$ value and opportunity to make the coin to upgrade to premos sooner rather than later. Although I’m a bit anxious about starting with 5 Blues players (INP might go as far as saying it’s treacherous from a magpie!) but hey ho, like them all for their respective positions atm so I’m running with it. 11 out for the first bye but mostly rookies and will watch my trades to fix before then.

All thoughts appreciated guys as I’m going on a SC team building siesta πŸ™‚

Much thanks to Sarah and Wombat for their influences on this team also. Love the wealth of knowledge being shared on this site, can you adopt me Jock?




Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)

Harry Taylor [GEE] ($446,900)

Heritier Lumumba [MEL] [MID] ($417,000)

Jimmy Webster [STK] ($355,200)

Matthew Watson [CAR] [FWD] ($298,500)

Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)

Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)

Daniel McKenzie [STK] [MID] ($117,300)


Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)

Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)

Joel Selwood [GEE] ($649,900)

Rory Sloane [ADE] ($616,900)

Daniel Wells [NTH] ($361,400)

Daniel Rich [BRL] ($348,300)

Mark Whiley [CAR] ($316,100)

Jed Anderson [HAW] ($141,400)

Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)

Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)

Kane Lambert [RIC] [FWD] ($102,400)


Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)

Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)

Rory Lobb [GWS] ($176,300)


Brent Harvey [NTH] [MID] ($578,900)

Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)

Kayne Turner [NTH] ($308,500)

Jack Martin [GCS] ($303,400)

Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)

Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)

Jack Steele [GWS] [MID] ($117,300)

Caleb Daniel [WBD] ($117,300)

    throttlefinger · 01/01/2015 at 22:12

    Well, giving props to Wombats makes understanding having 5 Blues players in there a little more understandable. He's basically the Willie Loman with Mick's boys.

    Lot of big plums moves in your lineup SS. Love it. Does mean, though, you'll need to record all the preseason so you can evaluate and reevaluate many of your picks. Webster and Watson especially. Turner and Whiley as well. Your M1-4 is gold. Would maybe pick either Rich or Whiley. Go another rook then plop in another prem in your forward line. Give you a little more security.

    The Taylor and Lumumbra calls are ballsy as well. Again, love the chances you are taking. Only suggestion is that you may want to throw some more rooks in so you can counterbalance with 1-2 more prems and more secure scoring.

      Seaford Scouse · 02/01/2015 at 12:16

      Cheers TF appreciate the sound advice. Yes will definitely need to keep a close on eye on those mid-price selections but I think they all offer plenty of upside with minimal risk, or rather, less risk than others at least and I think you will need some in your team this year if you want to get off to a flyer and fast track to premo upgrades asap, which is my current thinking. Overall I think this is as risky as I will get and will look to tinker with this setup with at least one more premo added.

      Taylor is working his guts out and has changed his training from explosive to endurance running so think he will easily get back to form and add some value to his price. Lumumba is a law unto himself and unsure of him at the moment but will track nab and if he looks ok I’m happy to run the risk with him at that price, not entirely convinced mind.

      Think watson, Turner and to a lesser degree whiley are all hidden SC gems and I hope they fly under the radar tbh as they offer nice pods with potential in bags, (Martin likewise), again nab watch for all though but happy to risk all of them at the mo’.

      Cheers buddy, will work on the additional premo lineup after my siesta πŸ™‚

@hurricanesam_ · 01/01/2015 at 16:13

Def: Hibberd, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross, Goddard, McKenzie (Moore, Dick)
Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Selwood, Dangerfield, Rich, Van Berlo, Heeney (Boekhorst, Freeman, Krakouer)
Ruc: Naitanui, Leuenberger (Wright)
Fwd: Deledio, Goddard, Bennell, Swan, Salem, Clark (Hogan, Steele)

Any thoughts greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

    Farnzy · 01/01/2015 at 16:38

    IMO your DEF line looks too weak, if WhiteX, Goddard, McKenzie, Moore & Dick get regular game time from round 1 and maintain respectable averages you'll be laughing though! Other lines look very good especially the MID, hopefully come round 1 you can still roll with this structure. Good luck.

      Richard · 02/01/2015 at 13:03

      agree with Farnzy…need to look at atleast another lock in your backs…Im not convinced WhiteX is in Hawthorns 22…at very least would need to play through Box Hill. I have been doing some significant research on mid priced backs…and would look at taking a bit from your mids and investing in a mid defender who has potential to be a lock.

Tony · 01/01/2015 at 18:55

Howdy community and happy New Year to all !
I would appreciate your thoughts on my team V1
Def: Hodge, B Smith, T Langdon, Mayes, Lever, Fuller, ( Rainbow, Mckenzie )
Mid: Ablett, Rocky, Sloane, Parker, Wines, Miles, Nvb, Freeman, ( Krakouer, Jed Anderson, Boekhorst )
Ruc: Kreuzer, Luey ( Cox )
Fwd: Franklin, Martin, Devon Smith, Bontempelli, D Menzel, Laverde, ( Goddard, Hammelman )

Thanks guys

    @hurricanesam_ · 02/01/2015 at 10:43

    Hi Tony. Looks like a decent team but i have a few suggestions. Starting with the backline, I'm not sure about Langdon – I think there's better value for money in a whitecross, ibbotson or waters. The mids look pretty good but not sure about Miles. He is pretty pricey and dunno if he can replicate his form from last year. I'd be looking at Steven or Rich instead. Rucks are good but might be a bit of a risk playing both Kreuzer and Leuey. Forwards look okay but no Swan, Goddard or Deledio? At the very least I think you should definitely have Swan. He's a bargain this year and DPP makes him a definite lock. Not sure if Menzel will be fit for round 1 either. Maybe have a look at Mitch Clark and Jesse Hogan also. Good luck with it Tony

Micky G · 01/01/2015 at 19:08

Defence: B Smith (Ade), J Gibson (Haw), S Hurn (WCE), T Pears (Ess), N Brown (Coll), J Kolodjashnij (Gee) BENCH: J Kelly (Ade), M Fuller (WBD)

Mid: G Ablett (GCS), T Rockliff (Bris), M Barlow (Fre), O Wines (Port), L Shiels (Haw), N van Berlo (Ade), B Hartung (Haw), A Morabito (Fre) BENCH: N Freeman (Coll), I Heeney (Syd), R Knight (Ade)

Ruck: A Sandilands (Fre), I Maric (Rich) BENCH: T Bellchambers (Ess)

Forward: R Gray (Port), B Goddard (Ess), L Franklin (Syd), M Clark (Gee), P Karnezis (Coll), J Hogan (Mel) BENCH: H Goddard (Saints), N Krakour (Port)

Still waiting on rookie performance through pre season obviously, cheers in advance for any comments/advice

    Richard · 02/01/2015 at 12:59

    Hartung too likely for the vest…more reliable options at that price. Shiels suggests to me you are a fellow Hawthorn supporter…i love him and his scoring potential at times but he is less than an elite kick with makes him a potential in DT but i think less relevant for SC. Gibo is good but i would look at Birch instead…underpriced and Gibo breaks my no over 30's rule…injury…

    Id switch out Shiels to Steven or Rich and then save money on NVB and Hartung and upgrade another FWD…

      Micky G · 02/01/2015 at 19:02

      Yeah cheers, Freo fan though haha Mitchell’s wrap on Hartung was pretty glowing, sort of thinking brad hill type break out for cash generation. Don’t think Birchall will be affected with suckling there too?? Thanks for the tip on Shiels mate, will definitely look at that

        Richard · 03/01/2015 at 13:59

        Nah. Birchall a lock for mine. Was down last year after covering for lake, Gibbo and Mitchell being out. Expect him to bounce back. Early start to preseason also because of international rules…I'm expecting him to be one of the top 3 defenders at season end

      NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 19:40

      Dude if you're going to be critical back it up with something otherwise you're just taking up space. Exactly who do you think is a more reliable option than Hartung at that price?
      Maybe you're thinking of some 18 year old who has never played senior football but was drafted at a low number?

    NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 19:46

    Nice team Micky.G
    You could consider Waters and Ibbo instead of Brown and JK. Brown is such a numpty he's likely to devalue from his current price and JK wont play.

    IMO your midfield is solid to start but ends up in the subs vest or medical room too far before the bye rounds. Biggs, and P.Cripps are better options than NVB and Morabito

    I reckon you should rethink buddy for the first 6 and check out lamberts VFL form

      Micky G · 04/01/2015 at 23:11

      Lambert bit of a steal at 46 for the Tigers…cheers for the tip.
      With buddy, sydneys first six games could see him tonne up 4 times at least, WBD ESS MEL GWS, not in any order mind u lol
      I’ll wait and see for the mid rookies, NVB is a tagger traditionally tho so he will be gone.
      Any thoughts on T Pears and D Wells?

Sam · 01/01/2015 at 22:01

What does everyone else think about these risky options, could provide a good POD but could also burn you:

– Ibbotson
– Rohan
– Langford
– Caddy
– S.Selwood

Cheers Community

    Phil · 02/01/2015 at 11:00

    Hi Sam, Ibbotson is the only one id consider from that bunch and that's mainly due to his price vs potential and the lack of defenders this year. He could still find himself in the vest this year, although he is over his shoulder problems by all reports.
    Rohan: Too inconsistent, uncertainty about his role
    Langford: no upside now, overpriced, tags too much
    Caddy: not enough upside, lost dual position. Could average 90
    Selwood: could average 100

    I'm not much of a risk taker though…..Caddy and Selwood seem to be a little underpriced but not enough to warrant a MID spot

    taylorwoof · 02/01/2015 at 15:02

    Ibbotson – Injury prone, but has good scoring ability. Coach is Ross Lyon, so "role playing" duties could kill output from time to time. A maybe for mine.

    Rohan – NO.

    Langford – He does have upside, especially if his finals series is anything to go by (101 Ave in 2014 Finals). Comes with an element of risk as he's a known 'tagger'. Wouldn't completely rule him out, but gut does lean towards a no.

    Caddy – Showed good signs at the end of 2014. From Rnd 16 until end of finals, without including with vest game…he averaged a tick under 100. I don't think he's a bad choice at all.

    S.Selwood – Not sure….I thought he was still recovering from injury/surgery….so i'll leave that one for now.

Conda · 02/01/2015 at 01:12

Garrick Ibbotson, yay or nay ???

    I N Pieman · 02/01/2015 at 08:49

    Inconsistent & who knows what role Ross will give him. Can out in some good scores & just as many bad ones.

    Phil · 02/01/2015 at 11:06

    I was all over him but now I'm going a bit cold. He could play loose in defence and rack up 30 possessions one week, and be vested the next. It's probably a no for me, but ultimately depends on how many rookies front up Round 1 (and of course how he performs in NAB)

    It would be great to find the 2015 Jaesch though.

      James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 21:16

      yay I think pending nab cup

Conda · 02/01/2015 at 01:18

kreuzer or leumberger ?

    I N Pieman · 02/01/2015 at 08:54

    Tough call. Berger could be affected by Martin & may not. Both 2 expensive for R3. Kruezer just.

Mike · 02/01/2015 at 09:45

Hi Folks,

Here is Version 2.0:

Hodge (Def/Mid)
McGovern (Def/Fwd)
Mayes (Def/Mid)


Van Berlo

Krakouer (Mid/Fwd)
Dick (Mid/Def)
Steele (Mid/Fwd)


Bellchambers (Ruck/Fwd)

Deledio (Fwd/Mid)
Goddard (Fwd/Mid)
Swan (Fwd/Mid)

Goddard (Fwd/Def)

Only $23000 in the bank, so not a lot of wiggle room.
The Rookies will definitely be reviewed. I always think it's important to start Round 1 with 30 active players.

    taylorwoof · 03/01/2015 at 20:09

    Hey Mike!

    Wouldn't go anywhere near Nathan Brown down back. He'll be doing well to hit 60 average for mine. Though until the rooks reveal their hands, he can warm a spot.

    I would swap one of your Forward bench spots, either Goddard or Lamb…..and bring in a Ruck/Fwd rookie. This will enable you to get Bellchambers forward and use his score over Clark or Hogan, rather than wasting it on the pine in the R3 position….as well as having that swing set for ruck coverage.

    NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 20:29

    Nice team Mike.
    I like Hodgy too but dude he's like 378 this year and he's bashed the suitcase out of his body since his first game. I think he might take a while to get going. Burgoyne on the other hand has only been tackled 4 times in his career and always starts as a general. Whitecross hmm his name sounds too much like a memorial.

    I gave my opinion on NVB on his review page. Basically too much $ not enough points, I think Taylorwoof agrees. IMO Watson and Beams are both 'wait n see' as well.

    Definitely put chambers up front and a numpty on the ruck bench. Buddy, talk about an enigma for aspiring SuperCoaches.

Phil · 02/01/2015 at 11:09

How many St.Kilda rookies are we expecting to play Round 1? I'm seeing McCartin, McKenzie, Lonie & Goddard (also Markworth) in a lot of teams. I think off memory they played 3 last year right?

    MightyDonsFC · 02/01/2015 at 11:48

    Yes, they played all of their draftees.

      Shezza · 02/01/2015 at 12:08

      Don't forget Blake Acres from last year.

Shezza · 02/01/2015 at 11:51

Smith (Ade) $502,800 Shaw (GWS) $497,800 Walker (Carl) $472,600 Waters (WCE) $267,300 Viojo-Rainbow (Carl) $117,300 McKenzie (STK) $117,300 Newman (SYD) $102400 Maynard (COLL) $117300

Ablett (GC) $734,600 Selwood (GEEL) $649,900 Pendlebury (COLL) $668,800 Steven (STK) $455,900 Wells (NTH) $361,400 Freeman (COLL) $123,900 Vanderberg (MELB) $127,900 Boekhurst (CARL) $132,300 Anderson (HAW) $141,400 Heeney (SYD) $137,300 Krakouer (PTA) FWD $106,900

Jacobs (ADE) $620,100 Goldstein (NTH) $574,400 Kreuzer (CARL) $370,900

Gray (PTA) $596,900 Swan (COLL) $464,500 Deledio (RICH) $553,300 Goddard (ESS) $548,800 Petracca MELB) $217,300 Hogan (MELB) $130,400 Lambert (RICH) $102,400 Membrey (STK) $172,000

$59,100 left

Seb · 02/01/2015 at 14:25

Def: Malceski, Heath shaw, hodge, walker, waters, Whitecross(brown, Alex Johnson)

Mid: selwood, Sloane, Kennedy, boak, rich, van Berlo, Heeney, vandenberg(freeman, Krakouer, lambert)

Ruck: Kreuzer, leuenberger(cox)

Fwd: Deledio, Devon smith, Christensen, swan, jeff Garlett, Ben reid(Clark, hogan)

Bye split: 11/8/11
Cash left: $36,600

    Seb · 03/01/2015 at 22:38

    Bye split is actually 11/9/10 sorry

Dylpots · 02/01/2015 at 14:47

Nick Malceski [GCS] ($566,600)
Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)
Shannon Hurn [WCE] ($467,300)
Ricky Henderson [ADE] ($319,800)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)
Daniel McKenzie [STK] [MID] ($117,300)

Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Robbie Gray [PTA] [FWD] ($596,900)
Patrick Dangerfield [ADE] ($567,600)
Ollie Wines [PTA] ($539,200)
Nathan van Berlo [ADE] ($215,600)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Aaron Vandenberg [MEL] ($127,900)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Kane Lambert [RIC] [FWD] ($102,400)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Rory Lobb [GWS] ($176,300)

Brett Deledio [RIC] [MID] ($553,300)
Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] ($548,800)
Harley Bennell [GCS] [MID] ($514,600)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Jayden Laverde [ESS] [MID] ($127,300)
Jack Steele [GWS] [MID] ($117,300)

Tony · 02/01/2015 at 23:17

Hello again community !
I have a huge respect for Anthony Miles, limited opportunities at old club, tore it up at Richmond last season
When dropped in deep end. Right age for breakout, have not seen in any teams this year, won't cop hard tag ?
Cmon guys lets chat Miles !

    Tony · 02/01/2015 at 23:22

    Ps, some stats below.
    25 disps (15 kicks 10 hballs) and a goal in Rd 23 3-pt win over Sydney at ANZ Stadium (30 Aug 2014)
    26 disps (15 kicks 11 hballs), 3 marks and 5 tackles in Rd 21 10-pt win over Adelaide at Adelaide Oval (16 Aug 2014)
    28 disps (16 kicks 12 hballs) and 6 marks in Rd 20 18-pt win over Essendon at the MCG (8 Aug 2014)
    28 disps (16 kicks 12 hballs) and 4 tackles in Rd 17 20-pt win over Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium (13 Jul 2014)
    24 disps (12 kicks 12 hballs), 6 marks and 4 tackles in Rd 16 25-pt win over Brisbane at the MCG (5 Jul 2014)
    27 disps (11 kicks 16 hballs), 4 marks and 4 tackles in Rd 15 44-pt win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium (28 Jun 2014)
    28 disps (12 kicks 16 hballs), 3 marks, 8 tackles and 2 goals in Rd 14 11-pt loss to Sydney at the MCG (20 Jun 2014)
    30 disps (15 kicks 15 hballs), 4 tackles and a goal in Rd 13 20-pt loss to Fremantle at the MCG (14 Jun 2014)

Nick · 02/01/2015 at 23:47

Def: Shaw, B.Murphy, Hurn, Waters, K.McIntosh, Goddard (Vojo-Rainbow, Maynard)
Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Priddis, Wells, Heeney, Boekhorst, Vandenberg (Dumont, Freeman, Lambert)
Ruc: Naitanui, Leuenberger (Read)
Fwd: Deledio, Goddard, Franklin, Martin, Swan, Clark (Hogan, Laverde)

34.8k in the kitty

Fire away

Pitch · 03/01/2015 at 00:00

TEAM NAME: altqq. (Super Coach 2015)
Used: $9,922,100 (99.2%), Remaining: $77,900 (0.8%) On Ground: $8,962,000 (89.6%), On Bench: $960,100 (9.6%)
Expected Total: 1803, Site Expected Total: 2135
Def: B.Smith (93.51), J.Newnes (81.23), P.Seedsman (67.53), B.Waters (49.69), N.J. Brown (27.32), H.Goddard (22.75) (J.McGuinness (21.82), D.McKenzie (21.82))
Mid: G.Ablett (136.62), N.Fyfe (122.30), J.Selwood (120.87), R.Gray (111.01), D.Rich (64.78), N.van Berlo (40.10), A.Brayshaw (39.48), P.Cripps (39.32) (I.Heeney (25.53), N.Freeman (23.04), A.Neal-Bullen (21.82))
Ruc: S.Jacobs (115.32), T.Goldstein (106.83) (M.Cox (19.04))
Fwd: B.Deledio (102.90), B.Goddard (102.06), D.Swan (86.39), J.Ziebell (83.62), M.Clark (28.86), J.Hogan (24.25) (J.Laverde (23.67), J.Steele (21.82))

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 21:06

    good side mate…

    only question is having gray in the mids rather that fwd given the multi mids choices…..

      Pitch · 04/01/2015 at 23:06

      Gray will most likely end up in the fwd line during a trade through the year. I learnt from last year not having those DPP links can be very costly especially over the byes. Besides hes the best mid/fwd there is i dont mind sticking him in the middle.

FELSTY · 03/01/2015 at 10:23

Jock my main man, what do you think of this team:

B: Smith, Shaw, Newnes, Waters, Hamling, Dick (Edwards, Newman)
M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Ward, Dangerfield, Van Berlo, Heeney, Freeman (Ellis-Yolmen, Laverde, Lambert)
R: Maric, Natanui (Cox)
F: Deledio, Goddard, Bennell, Swan, Clark, Hogan (Steele, Daniel)

$28.5k remaining

NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 19:15

Hey WombatsFC we don't have your kind this far west we got Numbats instead.
We may not be marsupial sledge hammers but we have unique physical attributes that are more attractive to the ladies than your big fat furry butt.

My first team is based on your teachings so tear it apart if you dare!

Burgoyne -Docherty.S -Mayes.S
Ibbotson.G -Waters.B -Edwards.S

Ablett -Pendlebury -Fyfe -Rockliff
Garlett.J -Boekhorst.B -Laverde.J -Freeman.N

Kruezer.M -Luenberger.M

Gray -Harvey -Deledio
Bennell.H -Riewoldt.N -Hogan.J

Captain Awesome · 03/01/2015 at 19:59

My first ever go at SC. This site has been an awesome help to me. Well done

DEF- H Shaw. M Johnson. L Hodge. S Fisher. B Waters. J Lever. H Goddard. D Vojo-Rainbow

MID- G Ablett. S Pendlebury. N Fyfe. J Selwood.

J Kennedy. D Rich. N Van Berlo. A Morabito.

N Freeman. B Boekhorst

Rucks- M Luenburger. M Kruezer M Cox

FWD- D Swan. B Delidio. T Mitchell. C Salem.

M Clark. J Hogan. N Krakouer. J Steele

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 21:25

    great first effort mate. love the name!

    Really a good side overall.

    Questions a little on the forward line.. maybe a not enough premiums…..but the question is where do you want your rookies? FWD or MIDS?

Richard · 03/01/2015 at 20:47

Ablett and Sloan or Rockliff and Pendlebury? Which combo would people select?

    NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 21:24


      Richard · 03/01/2015 at 21:33

      You sharing of my opinion that the Rock has arrived and could go scary big this year? Or you see them just edging out the other duo?

        NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 22:21

        I agree. I think he has started to understand his capabilities and the capabilities of the people he plays against. In the new Brisbane midfield he could easily go 170+ for the year.

          Bog rat · 03/01/2015 at 23:07

          Do you think DBeames will take points from Rocky Numbats or will he' get he tag & Rocky runs a muck ?

            NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 11:43

            Regarding Beams.How many points did he take off Pendlebury?

    I N Pieman · 04/01/2015 at 09:25


      James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 21:03

      given 3 choices…ablett, ablett….yablettttttteeeeetttttttt……….

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 21:02

    happy to be shot down but rocky will drop this year thanks to Beams and the return of Rich. Still a gun but just wont be the second best scorer of the year.

taylorwoof · 03/01/2015 at 21:25

My latest!

Simpson, Hodge (Mid), Waters, Jaksch, Whitecross, Fuller/Rookie BENCH 123K, 123K.

Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, JPK, Griffen, A.Swallow, NVB/Rookie, Boekhorst BENCH J.Anderson, N.Krakouer (Fwd), C.Adamson (Def).

Kreuzer, Leuenberger BENCH T.Read (Fwd).

R.Gray, Deledio, T.Lynch (GC Suns), Gas Chambers (Ruck), J.Garlett, M.Clark BENCH J.Hogan, D.Menzel.

82.4K remaining

No idea who Corey Adamson is, but plays for West Coast. West Coast play 9 Sunday Games, and 8 Saturday Games starting at 4:35PM+.
Looks an ideal Loophole candidate, whilst linking up the Def/Mid swing with Hodge. No doubt, he may be moved on if the rookies are simply falling off the trees when Round 1 teams arrive. As money being made from M9 may take a higher priority. But for now, he'll perform the 2014 R4 role of Loophole perfectly at M9 in 2015.

    Richard · 03/01/2015 at 21:36

    Great thought for later in the season is my thought, and I will take note of the details of that…but too early to be thinking about captain loophole…making money is the name of the game up until maybe round 15-17… So if you go read as r3 then loophole him if you'd like…but you have a good mid line, so I'd not stress too much around loopholes.

      taylorwoof · 03/01/2015 at 22:58

      Fair call Richard. All about the Benjamin's!

    NumbatsFC · 03/01/2015 at 22:26

    Hi Taylorwoof,
    I know Corey. He used to be the paperboy in Morely until someone stole his bike. The eagles felt sorry for him and gave him a job composting lawn clippings. Dunno how he managed to get on the playing list his mum is like #1 Milf west of hay st so that might have something to do with it.

      taylorwoof · 03/01/2015 at 22:57

      GOLD Numbats!

      Surely the MILF factor got young Corey over the line.

      Can never underestimate the street value of a MILF.

Harry · 03/01/2015 at 23:22

I see no choice but to go for some risky picks in the backline this year. There's just not enough frontliners to justify selection. i think almost everyone will have Waters and Whitecross. What are people's thoughts on these guys?

Ibbotson- had a great 2013 but missed a lot of games last year. Seems worth the risk for mine at 342k

Mayes- Can really find the ball but my concern is all the extra mids for the Lions this year so he won't be up on the wing too much. Already I read something he's aiming for fwd line only so may be inconsistent

Vlaustin- what happened to him in 2014? Any Richmond fans to give an insight? Former Vic Metro captain, thought he might be ready to take off????

Roberton- even cheaper than the other 3, seems a decent pick. Averaged 75 in 2013 so for 267k seems a fair bet

Rohan- Yes spud central last year but late season played off half back with greater success. Will Alex Johnson take that spot back if fit though?

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:53

    Johnson is injured by all reports so maybe its the year of the 'Riders of Rohan'!

      Richard · 04/01/2015 at 22:37

      VLaustin is on my watch list for sure. But I think at that price I'd look into seedsman and savage if he can get some consistent games. Roberton is a thought. Maybe with gwilt gone he could have a go.

      Fully agree with your take on Mayes. Might have a couple of good games but I'm not sold.

      I'm spending 90% of my time researching the backs. So check back with me in a month or so…cause I'm working hard on picking the breakouts. Have a few of interest so far…but looking into the stats to back it up

        Harry · 05/01/2015 at 11:07

        Yep I've changed my backs about 12 times already! At this stage I have Shaw, Hibberd, Ibbotson, Whitecross, Waters and Roberton with 2 rookies subject to change. It looks a decent 6 at a good price but I still have question marks over Roberton and Ibbotson.

        Not sold on Simpson or Malceski at their prices. Think the backs could make or break the season as my thoughts right now are to load up the forward line and mids at the expense of hoping for breakout backs….

          ally · 05/01/2015 at 11:14

          that's the way im rolling this year at this stage

          taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 13:33

          I was of the same opinion re Simpson as well Harry….that was until i looked at his past record.

          2009: 22 at 93.9
          2010: 22 at 99.8
          2011: 22 at 94.5
          2012: 19 at 94.1
          2013: 22 at 95.1
          2014: 22 at 95.5
          * Six year average of 95.48

          I'm thinking he can be a reliable 90> in my defence.

          Right now i'm thinking Simpson and Hodge/Burgoyne for D1 and D2. With a mixture of Waters/Mayes/Jaksch/Whitecross/Rooks to fill D3 to D6. Also been tinkering with Simpson, Hodge and Burgoyne D1 to D3.

            Harry · 05/01/2015 at 19:38

            Gee that's consistent isn't it? My worry with Simpson is his propensity for shockers. He had 4 last year. But he's played 22 games each year since 2006 with the exception of 2012 (he played 19). Damn I'm questioning my decisions again! Haha.

            I do like Burgoyne too. I wonder how much Hodge will be managed during the season however.

            I can't see too many backs averaging 100+ this season- maybe 1 or 2 at best so a 90+ avg is quality.

              taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 21:43

              Sure is! I couldn't believe it either.

              I was on the end of a few of those shockers in 2014, remember them well. Also remember being on the opposite end, when he'd bang out 120+ for my opponent and i'd get a sweet 60-70 from bloody Andrew Walker.

              I'm looking at it, as a whole. Finishes on 90+ at seasons end i'll take it.

              Hahaha i've been questioning plenty as well. So many 'Save As' versions of The Higginator saved over the past few days.

              Good question re Hodge. He looked in tidy shape during the Finals Series. Saw a replay of the Qualifying Final few days ago on Fox Footy. Interviewed post match, where Richo was quizzing him about "Old bloke like you, would appreciate the weeks rest" and he replied that his body is in very good shape, and he's feeling well.

              Thinking if he has no hiccups during pre season *Touches Wood, then might be fine. Always a small element of risk with any player from a top side. All those Saints, Dockers rested over the years.

              Agree, 90 might be the new 100 in defence.

                Harry · 08/01/2015 at 13:13

                Part of me thinks we're all lunatics to be thinking about this in January. About a million things can happen between now and the season!

                Simpson will probably go in and out of my team 126 times between now and April πŸ™‚

                  taylorwoof · 08/01/2015 at 13:48

                  Lunatics we may be, but i love it.

                  I actually enjoy discussion in this part of the season more than the season itself. Chewing the fat with everyone over pre season selections, structures, stats is far more enjoyable than the typical post of "I have X amount of trades left, should i trade X for Y, or Y for X" you'll find during the season. Let's hope they're all on one particular article/forum this year, rather than infesting every single article.

                  126x love it! Hahahaha

                    Harry · 08/01/2015 at 18:30

                    That's actually true isn't it? That particular chat as you say happens all year so this is a good time for debate. I'll open another then. Gun mids-

                    I think Fyfe and Sloane are locks this year. Both a few years in the system, both guns. Fyfe could win the Brownlow this year. Still waiting for pre season for GAJ and I don't think any point debating until we see what he does. As for others I like:

                    Lewis- amazing numbers second half of last year. But can he back it up?
                    Heppell- great performer last year but not actually massive SC numbers. So I love him as a Dons fan, but will his numbers rise with Watson back? I'm skeptical
                    Ward- I like him a lot. Think I'd pick him before the other 2 and fail to see a downside

                    The smokey for mine is Swallow. Only 500k after injury killed him last year. Captain, gun, surely a bargain at that price….

                    taylorwoof · 08/01/2015 at 22:39

                    Hard to put a knock on either of Fyfe and Sloane. Should get what you pay for with both of them. To be honest, Sloane hasn't appeared in any of my sides and Fyfe currently in it. You've locked in both?

                    Lewis – Being a Hawks fan would love to put him in. Agree, the back end of 2014 was super impressive. Finding him similar to Parker. Same price range, and both had super back ends of 2014. I think Lewis has the ability to at least keep than 105-110 ave in 2015, though may not go a lot higher. Could be a nice POD though.

                    Heppell – Hard to say…he's very consistent, but lacks those killer scores. For all means, if you want consistency he's your man. Almost guaranteed 100-105 each week.

                    Ward – Agree, hard to place a knock on him. Does Griffen steals points off him now?

                    Yup, Andy Swallow at 500K looks under priced. May not recapture the 115 > averages of the past, but 105-110 is very gettable. More points up for grab with Levi Greenwood at Collingwood now too. Could be a good starter to get good early scores, and finish as M7 or M8.

                    Harry · 09/01/2015 at 17:04

                    Yep both locked. Sloane only scored under 100 three times last year and they were 78, 83 and 84. Not exactly shockers. I see Fyfe as the heavy hitter and Sloane Mr Consistent so that's why I have a slight query on Heppell.

                    I actually think Griffen will help Ward. He may get tagged less. Toby Greene is my other smokey, although I'm not convinced he can be super consistent despite his strong finish to 2014.

                    Swallow is simply pre season watch list. Far from a lock and Wells is a better bargain at his price for mine.

                    Good chatting woof!

            NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 22:40

            Hi Taylorwoof, I'm with you on Hodge/Burgoyne and I agree that Simmo is a legend as far as defender consistency is concerned but, Malthouse.
            He's recruited and/or inherited a squad with a lot of players now capable of filling Simmos traditional role. I wont be suprised to see Buckley doing the bulk of Simmos forward delivery job. Take 50% of his rebound 50's and inside 50's off his score and he could be a bit of a risk. It's just a thought without any foundation other than malthouse looking towards the future and Buckley supposedly bragging to anybody who will listen about how magnificent his kicking is.

              taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 00:26

              Hey Numbats!

              Buckley bragging about his kicking ability, this is concerning. Young blokes talking the talk, can they walk the walk?

              I will monitor Buckley and Simmo during the NAB. Mick would be mad not to use Simmo across half back and wing for mine. But it is Mad Mick, and he does have a history of playing the kids when he wants.

                WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 18:44

                Hiya TW, SOJ (buckley) has equal distance on his preferred foot to simpson but double the accuracy. His other foot gets double simmos distance. The important factor is that SOJ's kicks travel a lot faster than simmos.

                I think he is going to fit into Micks plan of quick entry to Casboult, Henderson, Kruezer better than simmo does. Remember Duigan? Almost won the B&F but didn't fit micks plan so never played. Remember Laidler? Didn't fit Micks plan so he was traded to Sydney and he locked down the position that he'd had at Carlton.

Mark · 03/01/2015 at 23:26

Latest edition

Def: N.Malceski, J.Newnes, H.Shaw, B.Waters, H.Goddard, D. Viojo-Rainbow (J. Lever, J.Kolodjashnij)

Mid: G.Ablett, N.Fye, A.Treloar, J.Redden, O.Wines, B.Crouch, J.Anderson, N.Cockatoo (N.Freeman, B.Boekhorst, B.Stretch)

Ruck: T.Goldstein, M.Kreuzer (M.Cox)

For: R.Gray, B.Deledio, D.Swan, T.Belchambers, J.Hogan, J.Laverde, (K.Lambert, J.Steele)

Feedback plz

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:05

    hey mate.

    structurally it looks good. I might go a little different with the rookies at this stage but they will become obvious closer to the season start.

    Without trying to make it my side, consider (with the risk associated) Ibbotson. If fit is maybe a top 10 defender.

    Also heard that Vanderberg (unconfirmed) could be a possible early midfield starter.

vkvkvk · 04/01/2015 at 08:16

Hi guys – pretty new to this – but would love your comments:

B Smith, Newenes, H Shaw, S Mayes, B Waters, A Johnson (H Goddard, T Clurey)

Boak, Danger, Dusty, B Crouch, Swan, Van Berlo, Cripps, Boekhorst (Morabito, Blease, A Waterman/TBC)

Kreuzer, Nic Nat (Bellchambers – for Ruck/Fwd DPP with Ryder)

Deledio, Goddard, Ryder, Tex, Mitch Clark, Hogan (Membrey, J Steele)

    Richard · 04/01/2015 at 14:44

    Not too bad imo. I generally don't go for mid/fwd guys in my promo mids at this time of year and save that for the young fellas instead of the guns. So with that said I'd look at moving swan to your fwds and flicking tex. I'd also only go for either Ryder or Bellchambers. No point in having a decent score sitting on the bench. So if, like me you want the swing, then I have Bellchambers in the fwds and cox as my R3 at the moment. That will give you a decent chunk of cash to bring in another gun mid. The one other thing I think you need to consider is your captain…there are some inconsistent scorers in your premiums, so one week they might pull out a 170 then a 85 and which week will you have the C on them? I'd look at trying to bring in one of the top 3 boys, Ablett, rocky or Pendles. Need a reliable top scorer.

    One more thing, I'd think abt is downgrading Mayes and using that money in your mids. The kids good, but I think in the Brisbane line up this year you might see him lack a permenent position and struggle for consistency.

    Hope that helps

Seb · 04/01/2015 at 10:31

Hey guys,
Would someone be able to tell me the prices of David Mundy, Kieren Jack, Dan Hannebery and Steven Motlop

    Seb · 04/01/2015 at 10:35

    And also Luke Shuey

      shaun · 04/01/2015 at 11:55

      Mundy $549200
      Jack $552100
      Hannebery $542900
      Motlop $434700
      Shuey $538000

Shaun · 04/01/2015 at 12:10

Hi could you please have a look at this and give me your feedback second season comming up and want to improve on last year 7000th

Def: B Smith, H Shaw, J Newnes, B Waters, H Goddard, D Vijo-Rainbow ( H Wigg, B Maynard)

Mids: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Selwood, R Griffen, W Langford, D Rich, I Heeney, B Boekhorst ( J Laverde, N Freeman, D McKenzie)

Ruck: N Naitanui, M Kreuzer ( M Cox)

Fwds: R Gray, B Goddard, D Martin, D Swan, M Clark, T Bellchambers (J Hogan, K Lambert)

    NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 13:58

    Hi Shaun. To improve from 7,000th you should look at your mistakes from last year and try not to repeat them. I improved by about 6,000 places in 2014 by starting with only 1 playing rookie in defense and only 2 premium forwards. I also went cheap in the ruck and bulked up on gun midfielders only 1 starting rookie mid.

    So, I think you have 1 too many playing rooks in defense, 1 too many fwd premiums, and 2 too many average midfielders.

      Shaun · 04/01/2015 at 15:06

      so who would you get rid of in the fwds and who are the average mids?

        NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 15:23

        I can't really answer that Shaun without reconstructing your team to look exactly like mine. However, maybe move your safest premium fwd into the mid. Average midfielders are those over $250,000 but less than $500,000

    Richard · 04/01/2015 at 14:55

    My goal is always to look across the board at how many guys you have locked for the season. If you want to get better you want to increase that number. Last season I managed 13 or 14 i think. That is the name of the game. So if you have too many mid pricers then you are tossing a coin whether or not they will be good, the same or worse. The art of picking the break out player is hard core, so the more you can reduce that variable the better. Last year I got lucky with Parker but struck out with shiels, like others did with Daisy and savage.

    The last thing I did to improve my rating was factor in movement across my lines as I traded late in the season. This meant that even though I run out of trades with a couple of rounds left and had Kennedy on my mids bench, hide on my def bench and a zero from Rockliff in round 23 I still pumped out 2300 and got to 499. So I think worrying about mid/fwd right now is over rated but during the season when you bring in your rookies is when it pays off.

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:51

    don't stress to much about the rank. 7k to 1k can come down to just one or two selections early on and then a couple of good selections mid season is the difference. back yourself mate. Last years mistake might be this year success.

NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 14:07

for anybody considering Alex Johnson as a defender in 2015
The following is from Sydney swans website in September 2014

"The Sydney Swans can confirm defender Alex Johnson will need to undergo a fourth knee reconstruction after he underwent a procedure this week to remove the LARS knee reconstruction he underwent in July.

Since undergoing his first knee reconstruction in early 2013, and despite exhaustive attempts to rectify the problem, Johnson has not been able to shake an infection which continues to compromise the health of the replacement anterior cruciate ligament.

Johnson initially underwent a traditional knee reconstruction, followed by two LARS procedures, which were all subsequently affected by the infection.

The 22-year-old has not played a senior AFL match since the 2012 Grand Final.

The timeframe for Alex’s next reconstruction and recovery is not yet known."

I feel really sorry for this player but not sorry enough to put him in my SC team. I think that it was WombatsFC that originally suggested Alex Johnson as a viable cheap defender in 2015, I'd be wary of his tips if I was you.

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 19:52

    ……that's a no then?…..;-)

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:10

    so that's a no?

NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 16:12

v2.0 My starting 22
only 2 rookies (subs are the usual)

Burgoyne – Newnes – Mayes
Ibbotson – Waters – GoddardH

Ablett – Pendlebury – Fyfe – Treloar
Wines – Cripps – Biggs – Boekhorst

Kruezer – Leuenberger

Gray – Bennell – Swan
ThomasD – MitchellT – Clark

Getting plus 40 so I'm off to the beach for the arvo.

    Richard · 04/01/2015 at 16:51

    nice to see someone else go with Thomas. For the moment he is over swan for my value forward pick. Much better value this year than last even if he does cost another 70k. Good solid team. I'm not sold on Mayes, but other than that, hard to fault.

      James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 19:51

      Thomas over Swan? Richard, struggling with that one mate………

      James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:10

      have to say Richard, Thomas over Swan? Just cant see it really.

        Richard · 04/01/2015 at 20:13

        I have a fairly strict no over 30 policy especially as injuries insew. I don't rate his cleaness and while I'll think you will see a better return than last year, he won't be part of collingwoods next premiership, so bucks will play some kids a fair bit is my thought. Thomas stunk it up this year and I see him and swan finishing on a similar average.

    Dean · 04/01/2015 at 19:57

    Solid team my only flaw with your team is your ruck, because we only have the 1 Ruck on the bench, I think it is absolutely crucial to have a Ruck/Forward in your forward line this year such as Ryder, Hale or Bellchambers and have someone lick Cox as your only emergency in your Ruck because of his DPP.

    IMO providing all is well with Bellchambers and by all reports since he underwent surgery in October he is doing really well now. This is something we will know well before the season starts.
    However due to Bellchambers being injury prone I can understand ones concern, however with your team you could just swap Dale Thomas with David Hale and that will give you the versatility of having another Ruckman which is vital this year. For what its worth I think Hale will average better then Thomas anyway but that is just my opinion.

    Other then that your team looks solid. Which ever way you chose to go with your team Good luck mate.

      NumbatsFC · 04/01/2015 at 20:55

      Thanks for you opinion Dean I appreciate the informative feedback. Two years ago I initiated a policy of no backup ruck unless they're playing rookies. If a ruck gets an injury it is always best to get a new ruck otherwise you leak at least 40 points every week you are without your R 1 or 2. By not having a numpty like Bellchambers I can get mitchell or daisy and be 50 points p/week better off right from the start.

        taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 00:46

        "a numpty like Bellchambers"


Seb · 04/01/2015 at 17:09

Kieren Jack or Dan Hannebery???

    Farnzy · 04/01/2015 at 19:20

    Jack will never cop the tag, of the two I'd go him.

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 19:50

    go the Jack mate

    James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 20:08

    go the jack

    Richard · 04/01/2015 at 20:10

    I'd agree. Jack is going to play mad next year. I'd pick him to up his average 5-6 pts.

James Sykes · 04/01/2015 at 18:46

My community.

I look to you for advice.

I find myself through team balance with the choice of a midpricer, either at M5 or F4.

I can go two ways in my mind. Toby Greene/Josh Kelly combo VS Danny Wells/Harley Bennel partnership.


    Farnzy · 04/01/2015 at 19:27

    Greene & Kelly purely on the fact Wells is injury prone and Bennel can go missing at times, IMO they are more of a chance to get the odd tag which could have a negative impact on their scoring.

    rainman · 05/01/2015 at 11:04

    I am expecting big things from my boy Josh Kelly this year. Become a member of the Kelly gang πŸ™‚

Shaun · 04/01/2015 at 21:15

after taking feedback version 2 please rate

B Smith H Shaw J Newnes S Mayes B Waters H Goddard (H Wigg B Maynard)

G Ablett S Pendlebury J Selwood D Shiel B Crouch A Brayshaw I Heeney B Brokehorst (J Laverde N Freeman D McKenzie)

N Naitanui M Kreuzer (M Cox)

R Gray B Goddard D Martin D Swan M Clarke J Hogan (N Krakour K Lambert)

still have $46500 in the bank

thinking of taking crouch and putting gray in the mids and putting Tom Mitchell in the fwd line thoughts???

    Danners16 · 04/01/2015 at 21:53

    Nice team, although, if Krakouer and Lambert don't get upgraded onto the senior list, you may be in a bit of trouble.

TOM · 04/01/2015 at 21:24

What are peoples thoughts on Ollie Wines and Jack Newnes?

Daniel · 05/01/2015 at 02:20

Def: Smith. Hibberd. Rampe. Newnes. Waters. WhiteX. (Colqhoun. Goddard.)

Mid: Gaz. Peddles. Jelwood. Fyfe. Parker. Freeman. Walsh. Cockatoo. (3 Rookies still to pick)

Ruck: Goldy. Nic Nat. (Rookie)

Fwd: Bartel. Bennell. Titchell. Clarke. Hogan. Krakouer. (2 rookies to pick)

$761,700 remaing with 6 Rookies to pick to fill remaing bench spots.

    Drew · 05/01/2015 at 10:20

    No Bartel, too inconsistant

Seb · 05/01/2015 at 10:12

Could someone please tell Callan Wards starting price

    Daniel · 05/01/2015 at 11:03

    Ward is $606,000 I believe

      Seb · 05/01/2015 at 11:30


Sarah · 05/01/2015 at 10:18

Not sure what team version number I'm up to now, but would love some comments on the current set up:

Def: B Smith, Newnes, Rampe, Waters, Hamling, McKenzie (Maynard, Newman)
Mids: Ablett, Selwood, Sloane, JPK, Anderson, Heeney, Boekhorst, Freeman (Miller, Gore, Steele)
Rucks: Jacobs, Goldstein (Naismith)
Fwds: Gray, Deledio, Dahlhaus, Christensen, Swan, M Clarke (Hogan, Krakouer)

    taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 14:18

    Hey Sarah,

    Personally couldn't have Dahlhaus. Brought him in late last season as a POD (not many in my league owned him) and he stunk it up badly!

    Watched him quite closely once he was in my side. Very overrated for mine. 4 Goals and an average of 76 in the final six games of 2014.

    I don't think things will get any easier for the Western Bulldogs in 2015 either #PrayForTheWesternFront

      Sarah · 06/01/2015 at 07:12

      Thanks Taylorwoof! Yeah, I'm rethinking the Dahlhaus selection.
      Appreciate your feedback.

    dognino · 05/01/2015 at 18:45

    I like rampe in the back lines, although it's hard to know who is going to pick up malceskis old role. Wait and see what happens in NAB cup, as old Rohan the spud might get a look in after his finish to last season .

      Sarah · 06/01/2015 at 07:12

      Thanks Dognino. Will be watching NAB form for sure. Will only be selecting him if he looks like filling Mal's old role.

    NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 22:55

    Hey Sarah what about that young bloke who played every game and came equal runner up in the Crows sanfl best and fairest? Surely he's in with a chance to debut early this year?

      Sarah · 06/01/2015 at 07:16

      Keep an eye on Knight. There may be a few ahead of him for a regular spot though… ie. M Crouch and even Grigg! Apart from Rutten, the crows haven't lost any major personnel from the midfield. Watch the NAB. Will obviously depend on the new coach and his take on the crows squad. I reckon he'll get a run at some stage, but whether he can secure a spot remains to be seen. If someone like Martin drops in form there may be an opening for him on the half forward line.

grove_street · 05/01/2015 at 11:04

Would really appreciate some feedback.. Giving some serious consideration to a POD pick to the ilk of parker or beams.. especially beams.. I feel he's about to have a breakout year at home and playing with his brother and having rocky there to take the attention off him

Nick Malceski [GCS] ($566,600)
Heath Shaw [GWS] ($497,800)
Michael Hibberd [ESS] ($491,500)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Jonathon Marsh [COL] [FWD] ($123,900)
Matthew Fuller [WBD] ($123,900)
Jake Kolodjashnij [GEE] ($123,900)
Harrison Wigg [ADE] ($117,300)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Joel Selwood [GEE] ($649,900)
Jobe Watson [ESS] ($574,800)
Daniel Rich [BRL] ($348,300)
Patrick Cripps [CAR] ($211,400)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Damien Cavka [WCE] ($117,300)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Tom Bellchambers [ESS] [FWD] ($302,500)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Brett Deledio [RIC] [MID] ($553,300)
Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] ($548,800)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Callum Sinclair [WCE] [RUC] ($267,400)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Peter Wright [GCS] [RUC] ($187,300)
Jack Steele [GWS] [MID] ($117,300)

    Nathan · 05/01/2015 at 12:53

    I like it

Daniel · 05/01/2015 at 11:17

Does anyone think it’s worth having Ryder in the Fwds and a rookie ruck like Cox as a combo for ruck cover? Or better off just straight swapping a ruck if he gets injured?

    Richard · 05/01/2015 at 11:52

    Ryder is an unknown for me about his scores…but IMO that is the right tactic. others will disagree and sideways trading is doable…but most people are looking at Kruezer and Leuen…so you are sideways trading to a spud unless you have decent back up…

      taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 14:36

      'sideways trading to a spud'

      That solely depends on if Kreuzer or Leuenberger go down, and if they do….what time of the year it is.

      I remember this time last year, same was being said about Sandilands.

      Sandilands didn't miss a game until Round 18. Even Hamish McIntosh played 11 straight games before he missed.

      It's purely risk v reward. Some of us are more inclined to be risk averse than others.

      If Kreuzer and Leuenberger make it through 8 > Rounds before missing, you should be able to sideways them comfortably w/o having to select a spud.

Nathan · 05/01/2015 at 13:29

My second try, feedback would be great thanks!


Shaw, Walker, Newnes, Ibbotson, Waters, H Goddard (Maynard, Viojo Rainbow)


Ablett, Selwood, Parker, Heppell, Danger, Rich, Heeney, Boekhorst

(Freeman,Krakouer, Laverde)


Natanui, Kreuzer (Cox)


Ryder, Dusty, Smith, Swan,Membrey, Hogan

(Steele, Lambert)

    Bog rat · 05/01/2015 at 21:15

    I like it Nath especially the Parker, Heppell, Danger & Smith pick, I think they could go to another level this year & boost they're average

    NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 22:44

    Hi Nathan, nice squad mate. Personally I want to see where walker plays before I select him, same for Ryder and Rich. IMO Rich has got lockdown tagger written all over him for the rest of his career at Brisbane.

      Nathan · 05/01/2015 at 23:41

      Thanks guys

benni · 05/01/2015 at 14:03

First go guys, would appreciate your feedback

Simpson,K Seedsman,P Ibbotsan,G Waters,B Whitecross,B Brown,N Subs Scharenberg,M Goddard,H
Ablett,G Fyfe, N Selwood,J Griffen,R Selwood,S Wells,D VanBerlo,N Subs Cockatoo, N Heeney,I Freeman, N
Naitanui,N Kreuzer,M Griffin,J
Delidio,B Swan,D Wingard,C Kelly,J Salem,C Clark,M Sub Hogan,J Steele,J

$50k left.

Seb · 05/01/2015 at 15:44

Defenders: Malceski, Shaw, Hodge, Newnes, Waters, Whitecross(Johnson, McKenzie)
Midfielders: Selwood, Sloane, Ward, Boak, Jack, van Berlo, Heeney, Vandenberg(Freeman, Krakouer, Lambert)
Rucks: Kreuzer, Leuenberger(Cox)
Forwards: Deledio, Christensen, Swan, Motlop, Reid, Sylvia(Clark, Markworth)

Bye Split: 9/12/9
Premo Bye Split: 2/2/3
$19,600 left in the bank

Feedback would be appreciated

    Stickman · 05/01/2015 at 16:23

    Like the look of the team. Not sure if sylvia or whitecross or krakouer are in their teams best 22. I still dont like Jack Newnes, reminds me too much of Webster. But I cant not find a better alternative, plus he may get more midfield time with lenny hayes retiring. Overall a good first draft

Mike · 05/01/2015 at 16:30

Hi Folks,

Here is Version 3.0:

Hodge (Def/Mid)
Mayes (Def/Mid)
McKenzie (Def/Mid)

Goddard (Def/Fwd)

Selwood J.

Krakouer (Mid/Fwd)
Dick (Mid/Def)
Steele (Mid/Fwd)


Cox (Ruck/Fwd)

Deledio (Fwd/Mid)
Goddard (Fwd/Mid)
Swan (Fwd/Mid)

Wright (Fwd/Ruck)
Lambert (Fwd/Mid)

$155,100 in the bank to make Rookie adjustments before Round 1.
Could also spend a few dollars and upgrade Goldy to Sauce.
The Rookies will definitely be reviewed. I always think it's important to start Round 1 with 30 active players.

creeky23 · 05/01/2015 at 16:43

Hey Gang, my 2nd draft team thus far. Feeling it looks fair solid. Obviously its all speculation until the CRAP cup starts so we can observe ROOKIE studs who look to start the season and play games for the season. Feedback is what im lookin for. Over and Out


Simpson, Kade $512,800
Hibberd, Michael $491,500
Newnes, Jack(MID) $436,800
Mayes, Sam(MID) $369,100
Seedsman, Paul $363,100
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
Whitecross, Brendan $198,700

Rockliff, Tom $709,500
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Fyfe, Nat $657,600
Treloar, Adam $577,800
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Freeman, Nathan $123,900
Amon, Karl $123,900
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300
McKenzie, Daniel(DEF) $117,300

Maric, Ivan $535,900
Leuenberger, Matthew $358,000
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Mitchell, Tom(MID) $405,600
Tomlinson, Adam $371,700
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Lambert, Kane(MID) $102,400
Hogan, Jesse $130,400

    creeky23 · 06/01/2015 at 09:56

    78k left in the kitty

Blueprime · 05/01/2015 at 17:31

78K remaining

Hodge Docherty Ibbotson Waters Whitecross Goddard
Viojo-Rainbow Maynard

Ablett Pendlebury Selwood D Beams Dangerfield Wells C Beams Van Berlo
Boekhorst Vandenberg Steele

Kreuzer Bellchambers

Delidio Ryder Swan T Mitchell Clark Hogan
Laverde Marsh


mw2001 · 05/01/2015 at 17:40

Well here is my team:

Nick Malceski
Michael Hibberd
Heritier Lumumba
Garrick Ibbotson
Darcy Moore
Caleb Marchbank
Sam Durdin
Kamdyn McIntosh

Gary Ablett
Dayne Beams
Daniel Rich
Dane Swan
Scott Pendlebury
Isaac Heeney
Christian Petracca
Angus Brayshaw
Tom Rockliff
Kane Lambert
Aaron Vandenberg

Patrick Ryder
Matthew Kreuzer
Peter Wright

Brett Deledio
Robbie Gray
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Jarrod Pickett
Jayden Laverade
Nathan Krakouer
Hugh Goddard

Remaining Salary: $86,100
Projected round 1 score: 1853

I there are any flaws or have missed someone please let me know. Thanks

    NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 23:05

    mate, I like Pickett as a round 1 starter but a few of your other rookies would be doubtful or likely to wear the subs vest. If you cash in one of D1,2,3 for an improver with a solid 75+ ave in 2014 you can probably get a another 1 or 2 definite starters in the middle.

@klavo25 · 05/01/2015 at 17:46

Dylan Shiel Jock! Talk to me? My POD in the mids… Classy player

    @klavo25 · 05/01/2015 at 18:05

    FULL TEAM v1.0 – Investing in the expansion teams this year! sick of having the sam strategy every year only to finish between 1k-2k

    BACKS: H.Shaw, P.Seedsman, G.Ibbotson, M. Golby, T. Bugg, M.Sharenberg (B.Whitecross) (H.Goddard)

    MIDS: G.Ablett, D.Prestia, D.Shiel, B.Crouch, A.Swallow, P.Cripps, C.Petracca, A,Bradshaw
    (J.Laverde) (N.Freeman) (T.Dumont)

    RUCK: N. Naitanui W.Minson (M.Cox)

    FWDS: B.Deledio, B.Goddard, D.Swan, T.Mitchell, T.Bellchambers, C.Knights (M.Clark) (J.Hogan)

    Backline is nuts! but it's something different

    taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 19:12

    Are you Terry Tibbs incognito Klavo25?

    Thank you, good night, much love!

taylorwoof · 05/01/2015 at 19:10

A lot of love for Mr Jack Newnes.

A Ctrl + F says he's in, or has been in 45 sides. That's a lot of bloody sides.

No pressure young Jack!

    NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:10

    Mass suicide amongst supercoaches if he does a knee in the NAB. I might start constructing B teams based on integral players from the A team being unavailable. LOL what am I talking about, I've been doing that ever since I stumbled across this site and the HIGGINATOR.

    The Higginator has done for aspiring Supercoaches what the hypodermic needle did for the heroin trade.

      NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:17

      I know that its free but I just wish that a few of the guys who wrote the articles that are weeks old would respond to new questions

      taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 00:34

      Cues Silverchair – Suicidal Dream "Voices telling me what to do".

      I've become that way incline over the past few years. And it's setting in once again with the man that use to have a 10/10 misses Mr Gas Chambers.

      Brilliant analogy!

        NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:43

        Hi Taylorwoof,Yeah I sometimes trawl club sites for off season player interviews to try and get an insight for the coming battle. Buckley interrupts everything to brag about his kicking. Hahaha, if he's half as good as he thinks he is he'll be a defensive premium before the bye.Β  I'm real keen on Riley Knight at the crows as well, can you have a squiz at him and tell me what you think?Thanks, Jason

          taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 01:01

          Checked out his profile on Adelaide FC and SANFL websites. Looks like he definitely knows how to find the pill.

          180cm/72kgs not much of him. Mentions he has elite endurance and has kicked a few sausage rolls, so maybe he can push for a wing/half fwd type role. But that's about all i can enlighten on him. …. @BarronVonCrow would be the man to suss out. He generally has all the info/new on the Crow Eaters. A lot of those young crows are Cornetto's and Drumsticks to me…..all the same.

          As you've mentioned trawling club sites there…..I was sussing out Ben Kennedy for Collingwood. There was a video on there with the players dropping names of who's "carving up the track" … mention of Kennedy which was disappointing. But a name that was dropped a sh!tload was Nathan Freeman FYI.

            NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 01:07

            Yep Freeman is hot as he was already carving his initials on my bench. I liked Riley playing every game and coming runner up in the B and F in his first year. I also remember the crows publicly maximizing their arousal curves with claims of 'the AFL's best ever Riley' when they had a team with a few others.

Supercoach novice · 05/01/2015 at 19:18

is Taylor hunt worth the punt?

    Poetic punter · 05/01/2015 at 19:34

    I would shunt the hunt and go for clearer waters

@cafosk · 05/01/2015 at 19:24

H Shaw



T Mitchell
M Clark
(Lamb/ Knight)

$90k in the kitty, struggling with my defenders, the rest I'm confident with locking in(exception of rookies)

    NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:05

    Knight is a great call at M8 but relying on 3 rookies as starting mids is leaking a lot of points.
    IMO Bellchambers makes Robbie Warnock look like a cross between NicNat, BigCox and Sandi. I'd dump him and use your spare $90,000 to put Bennell in the middle and DThomas or similar up front. = Numpty for a solid 75 and potential 95-115

      @cafosk · 07/01/2015 at 14:58

      cheers bro, much appreciated

Mitchell · 05/01/2015 at 20:54

seedsmen, rohan or rookie in the backline?
Also, P Cripps, Newton or a cheaper rookie?

Paul · 05/01/2015 at 23:11

First post, still unsure about a few positions (especially rucks, but the rucks are a pain every year), any ideas would be great

Defence: Hodge, Hibberd, Walker, Hurn, B. Waters, H. Goddard / Rainbow, McKenzie
Mids: Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, J. Kennedy, Dangerfield, Van Berlo, Brayshaw, Heeney / Boekhorst, Freeman, Steele
Rucks: Kreuzer, Luey / Bellchambers
Forwards: Lids, Goddard, Swan, Clarke, Saad, Hogan / Laverde, Krakouer

    NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 23:33

    Hi Paul this is a really good squad. Personally I have concerns about Walkers position and Hibberds habit of soft tissue injuries (without 'James's juice' he struggles to stay on the field). I reckon both hawks mid/def are worth the punt until the byes.
    Great midfield but at least one of your starting 22 wont start or will be sub, IMO.

    You are throwing money away on that numpty R3. It's a fact that rucks should be replaced if they break. A playing sub ruck is like having you're ex-wife live nextdoor.MY ANALOGY costs you money every single week and rubs it in your face when she scores.

    Hats off to Ahmad Saad the last honest AFL footballer.
    I think Bennell is a safer bet than Lids. Bennell is the only sun capable of winning the Suns B and F whilst the greazed Buddha is still playing.

NumbatsFC · 05/01/2015 at 23:14

Why all the love for Whitecross?
Has there been a secret announcement exclusive to the east coast stating that he is able to run?
The last we heard was in July when the hawks announced that he had suffered another major setback in his recovery from a knee reco and wouldn't play again in 2014. Since then I haven't even been able to confirm that the bloke is still alive!

    taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 00:42

    But then nobody would be able to do 'WhiteX' ….

    Couldn't spot him here, bugger……

    Side note: How fit does Hodgey look!

      NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:52

      Yeah Hodgey's a freak probably the best Victorian at a Victorian team.
      I'm going through funeral notices to see if Brendan's been planted whilst we weren't looking.

      NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 00:54

      Haha typical Melbourne the summer runs for the exact same period as the Australian open. Where are you? most vics are in bed by 9:30 during our summer

        taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 01:04

        Hahahahaha checking the obituaries…not bad.

        In Victoria. 9.30 fak that……i'm a night owl.

          NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 01:15

          I'm sold on Biggs based on a couple of Swans quarters that I saw on TV. He looked like he'd be a walk up midfielder at any club. I think he might be the bulldogs 'Simmo' and they'll let Murphy play fwd. What do you think?

            taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 01:26

            I haven't seen much of Biggs, so can't really comment there.

            But i do think the Bulldogs are in for a LOT of pain over the next 2-3 years. So many holes in their list that you'd be forgiven if you mistook it for Swiss Cheese. Plenty of opportunity, so if Biggs can play…then he'll get plenty of games.

            Whoever's playing across half back for them this year, will be very busy.

              NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 01:32

              I agree that the Doggies are in worse shape than the Aussie dollar under a Liberal government but those types of environments are usually conducive to significant individual scores.

                taylorwoof · 06/01/2015 at 01:52

                Hahaha…..That is quite true!

                Biggs, Boekhurst, Freeman….I'm liking the sound of these names more and more. Bye, bye NVB!

NumbatsFC · 06/01/2015 at 01:23

Has their been a pause in the daily review feature or is my browser lazy?

Mitchell · 06/01/2015 at 18:38

Hi Guys here is the first look at my team for 2015

H.Shaw, Lumumba, Hodge, Seedsman, Waters, DVR (Goddard, N. Newton)

Ablett, Jelwood, Pendlebury, Parker, Griffin, Rich, Freeman, Boekhorst (Laverde, Mckenzie, Vandenbury)

Swan, B. Goddard, Bennell, Walters, Clark, Hogan (Steele, Krakouer)

I'm not sure yet about Seedsman, Rich or Walters but they are a bit of a risk.
Any advice would be great, Thanks Guys.

    Mitchell · 06/01/2015 at 18:39

    Sorry forgot rucks
    NicNat, Kruzer (M.cox)

Conda · 06/01/2015 at 21:53

everyones thoughts on tom rockliff ?

    PJ8 · 07/01/2015 at 09:05

    The new Gaz, will be worth every penny.

    NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:55

    Decent guy who keeps to himself and is dedicated to the team.

      Dools · 07/01/2015 at 23:16

      Master of Understatement,
      I'm sure you are related to Wombats
      T. Rockcliff is a good choice if you are picking him instead of Jelwood or dependleberry if you are going Heavy fire Mid like JAG, Fyfe and one of the other 2 mentioned I think you are missing a great opportunity to generate cash in the Mids .
      On the other hand without picking 2 of the above mentioned I think you will be in a world of SC Hurt if he does not perform
      It comes down to you Conda, How do you feel about him in your team? Can you see what it will be like if he is in??
      Go with your gut mate.

PJ8 · 07/01/2015 at 09:04


Skillsar · 07/01/2015 at 10:29

Hodge or Malceski? Hibberd, yes or no? Mayes, Ibbotson or Rampe?

    PJ8 · 07/01/2015 at 11:37

    Defenders are very hard this year. I am looking at saving some money in Defence this year, No to Hodge and Malceski for mine. Hibberd, YES, will be my D2. I would be looking at Rampe out of those 2, fair chance for a break out year.

      Skillsar · 07/01/2015 at 15:12

      Cheers, I'm thinking of doing this.

      DEF: Malceski, Smith/Hibberd, Shaw, Rampe, Waters, Goddard (McKenzie, DVR)

      What are your thoughts on that?

    taylorwoof · 07/01/2015 at 15:53

    Right now i'm going with Hodge. Burgoyne/Simpson not bad alternatives.

    Hibberd is a solid selection. He may end up in my side, though i'm still a little burnt from him and his hammies in 2014. So right now he's not.

    Out of those three, i'd go Mayes. Has more upside on the other two for mine.

      Skillsar · 07/01/2015 at 16:12

      Thanks mate, Hibberd or Hodge?

        taylorwoof · 07/01/2015 at 17:40

        I'm going with Hodge at the moment.

        Some may be afraid he'll be rested throughout the season, but i'm happy to take that risk. Not much to choose from down back this year.

        DPP adds value to him.

        Defence is a head scratcher for everyone.

      NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:43

      Hi TW I'm on the hodgey burgoyne wagon too since seeing the club vids. ATMO they are the bread for a brodie sandwhich. supported by ibbo & waters and a penciled Edwards at D6.

      What are the chances of Rhys Shaw playing a higher scoring role now that the eski has left? I remember Grundy doing it for a while years back, who else is likely do you think?

        dognino · 07/01/2015 at 22:53

        Rampe , maybe Rohan to take malceskis role. Reckon there will be a fair bit of movement through the swans back lines during nab to find the right setup

          taylorwoof · 07/01/2015 at 23:32

          That's a tasty sandwich! Think there is value in young Brodie? Loved his 2014, but 500+ solely off the back of one year…..hmmmm…..

          What's the mail on Shaun Edwards. All the peppies going to cop a holiday?

          Did read the other day Horse suggesting the possibility of McVeigh going back to a predominately Half Back role. Bit of a 'Watch this Space' there.

          I reckon McVeigh and the three you blokes have mentioned in Rampe, Shaw and Rohan are the four.

          Perhaps Rampe and Rohan get a crack at it during the NAB, if don't measure up then goes to McVeigh or Shaw with them both having played that role in the past.

          Wouldn't be touching any of the above until seeing full NAB.

Skillsar · 07/01/2015 at 17:07

Should we all be starting with NicNat or Leuy and Kreuzer?

    NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:48


    Hutto76 · 08/01/2015 at 00:37

    At this stage I like the Leuey / Kreuzer risk for cash generation. Will be interesting to see how they go in the preseason. I think the Sauce / Nic Nat combo are what we should be aiming for, but perhaps not straight off the bat. Just depends on where you want to spend the big bucks?

    Spifflicator · 30/01/2015 at 09:58

    I am going to run Jacobs and NicNat with McLaren as the bench option as he is the cheapest rookie with a fwd option. I will then run Ryder in the fwd line as cover. I plan on no ruck trades this year.

dognino · 07/01/2015 at 17:28

Doghouse V2 scrapped the idea of having a ruck fwd swing, long time until it all starts tho, so that could come back into play
Brodie Smith [ADE] ($502,800)
Heritier Lumumba [MEL] [DEF] ($417,000)
Sam Docherty [CAR] ($412,900)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Jake Lever [ADE] ($157,300)
Jake Kolodjashnij [GEE] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Daniel McKenzie [STK] [MID] ($117,300)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Tom Rockliff [BRL] ($709,500)
Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Josh P. Kennedy [SYD] ($612,200)
Ryan Griffen [GWS] ($530,700)
Shane Biggs [WBD] ($209,300)
Sam Blease [GEE] [FWD] ($177,400)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Jayden Laverde [ESS] [FWD] ($127,300)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Rourke Smith [WBD] [DEF] ($123,400)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Robbie Gray [PTA] [MID] ($596,900)
Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] ($548,800)
Harley Bennell [GCS] [MID] ($514,600)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Jack Steele [GWS] [MID] ($117,300)

    @cafosk · 07/01/2015 at 20:52

    Biggs! Great call.

    Awesome looking team, really good. Good picks in defence too

      dognino · 07/01/2015 at 21:31

      Read something about Biggs potentially being a walk up starter as a running half back, see what the NAB brings

    taylorwoof · 07/01/2015 at 23:38

    Well structured team Dognino!

    Like the M1 to M5. JPK selection, excellent! Been rotating that 5 + Fyfe, A.Swallow in my midfield. Can't make up my mind.

    Could have yourself a nice POD in Lumumba. Can score well, will be interesting how he goes at Demon Land.

kevwal · 07/01/2015 at 18:43

Def: Nick Malceski 567k, Brodie Smith 503k, Michael Johnson 468k, Jack Newnes 437k, Beau Waters 267k, Cameron Delaney 145k, Matthew Fuller 124k, Hugh Goddard 122k.
2 prem, 2 breakout(keepers), 1 breakout-cash cow, 3 rooks.
Mid: Gary Ablett 735k, Rory Sloane 617k, Michael Barlow 600k, Jack Macrae 538k, Jack Steven 456k, Isaac Heeney 137k, Blaine Boekhurst 132k, Daniel Pearce 124k, Matthew Dick 124k, Jack Steele 117k, Nathan Krakouer 108k
3 elite, 1 prem(breakout to elite?), 1 breakout cash-cow, 5 rooks.
Rucks: Sam Jacobs 620k, Nic Naitanui 488k, Peter Wright 187k
1 elite, 1 break out (keeper), 1 rook(hopefully playing)
Fwd: Robbie Gray 597k, Brendon Goddard 549k, Dane Swan 464k, Jonathon Freeman 173k, Mitch Clark 155k, Jesse Hogan 130k, Kieran Harper 124k, Jack Lonie 117k
2 prem, 1 fallen prem(keeper), 5 rooks(Clark Hogan included)
Bye rounds 9/12/9, with 4 prem/elite round 11, same in round 12.
Projected round score 1958, 72k left in the bank.
Any feedback would be warmly welcome.

    @cafosk · 07/01/2015 at 20:49

    Fear Michael Johnson will get injured again and/or his scoring will drop with his old age. Dont know whats going on with Fuller, but surely he's going to get a gig soon!

    Jack Steven is a decent POD for that price too, rate it! Barlow/Sloane I'm not picking initially as I personally think they're a bit over priced there, they'll drop from 600k with 1 score and I reckon wait till r5/6 and get them for around 570k.
    I would pick 1 of those 2 and maybe select another player that can go big, maybe a JPK.

    I think you might want another gun forward too, with the choice available, its worth investing in another premium there and fill in the gaps later. 3 playing rookies up forward is a big risk this year.

      kevwal · 07/01/2015 at 22:01

      Thanks for the feed back cafosk. Mitch Clarke, Jesse Hogan and Kieran Harper not really rookies., but I understand the risk with lack of premos. Michael Johnson is a risk I admit, but if he is fit his price per point is excellent value, lack of premos generally in the defence is a regular struggle each year. My next version will probably be nothing like this one, except for Nick/Gaz/Sauce and Robbie.

    NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:34

    hi Kevwal I wouldn't pay too much attention to the projected score component of the higginator.
    It looks like a pretty solid team but IMO you dont have enough 110+ mids.
    I'm keen to see what happens with McRae in the brand new bulldogs midfield and whether or not newnes and Jack steven can take a step up.

    In reality there will only be 4 or 5 rookies starting in round 1 and a few of the recovering wounded will probably also miss early games. This means a lot of donuts for most of the teams being posted so far

      kevwal · 08/01/2015 at 17:56

      Agree Numbats, Macrae foots the bill for my breakout parameters, 20>25 years old and 25>50 games. Very general, but it is a starting point. Newnes and Stevens LOOK like they should step up. NAB cup and coach tactics will determine the final team structure. Just playing at the moment, see what feels and looks right.

Poloko48 · 07/01/2015 at 20:46

Here's a rookie / premo split – no midpricers!

DEF: Malceski, B Smith, Burgoyne (MID), Moore (FWD), Byrne (FWD), A Johnson (Schade, Cordy)
MID: Jelwood, Sloane, JPK, Parker, Danger, Macrae, Heeney, Vandenberg, (Stretch, Krakouer (FWD), Lambert (FWD))
RUC: Goldy, Ryder (Grimley (FWD))
FWD: Gray (MID), Lids (MID), Bennell (MID), Daniel, Laverde (MID), Markworth (H Goddard (DEF), T Lamb)

Love some feedback on this strategy, thanks community!

    NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:38

    A Johnson wont play in 2015 due to surgery in September to removed a failed LARS. and In reality there will only be 4 or 5 rookies starting in round 1 so, I'm not a fan of the strategy.

NumbatsFC · 07/01/2015 at 22:58

Apart from the phantom rucks I think you might have a few too many rookies in on ground positions. In reality only 4 or 5 rookies will be named for round 1 and your current squad would yield a few donuts.

Hutto76 · 08/01/2015 at 00:09

G'day all. Here's V1 of Hutto's Hitmen for 2015. Would love some feedback.

DEF: Smith, Lumumba (MID), Rampe, Pearce (MID), Waters, Whitecross + Fuller & Viojo-Rainbow

MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Liberatore, Griffen, Burgoyne (DEF), Steven, Mitchell (FWD), Van Berlo + Cockatoo, Laverde & Dick

RUCK: Kreuzer, Leuenberger + Cox (FWD)

FWD: Bennell (MID), Goddard (MID), Swan (MID), Sinclair (RUC), Clark, Saad, + Daniel & Krakouer (MID)

Only $100 left in the kitty?

    Kev · 28/01/2015 at 22:29

    Pick the best team you can for round 1 and don't worry so much about swing sets. Burgoyne and (Tom?) Mitchell are wasted in your mids. Libba could struggle without Griff to take the hard tag. I don't feel Sinclair will see a lot of game time, NicNat and Lycett are above him in pecking order. Your ruck line is risky enough

adam · 08/01/2015 at 08:38

S Burgoyne
J Newnes
S Mayes
B Waters
D Moore
H Goddard
D Viojo Rainbow
G Ablett
N Fyfe
J Kennedy
O Wines
J Omeara
M Bontempelli
N Van Berlo
N Cockatoo
A Vandenberg
J Steele
J Laverde
I Maric
M Kruezer
P Wright
B Delideo
D Zorko
D Swan
T Mitchell
M Clark
J Hogan
N Krakour
A Saad
What do ya rekn fellas?

    Kev · 28/01/2015 at 22:31

    It looks good, adam. Some of your rookie choices will obviously change by round one. O'Meara and his knees are a scary prospect

Souvalaki · 08/01/2015 at 13:32

Def-Smith, Shaw, Hibberd, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross(Viojo-Rainbow.D, Cordy.Z)

Mid-Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Selwood, Griffen, Van-Berlo, Boekhorst.B, Steele.J (Freeman.N, Lambert.K, Heeney.I)

Rck-Kreuzer, Bellchambers (Durdin.S)

Fwd-Deledio, Goddard, Dahlhous, Swan, Clarke.M, Hogan.J (Goddard.H, Cox.M)

Leftover of $3800.

Kenny · 08/01/2015 at 20:23

G’day fellas need some advice/feedback on my team


Brodie Smith
Michael Hibberd
Heath Shaw
Beau Waters
Darcy Moore
Matt Scharenberg
Hugh Goddard
Nicholas Newman


Gary Ablett
Nathan Fyfe
Scott Pendlebury
Joel Selwood
Rory Sloane
Nathan van Berlo
Patrick Cripps
Jack Steele
Isaac Heeney
Nathan Freeman
Kane Lambert


Todd Goldstein
Matthew Leuenberger
Mason Cox


Brett Delidio
Dane Swan
Robbie Gray
Mitch Clark
Tom Bellchambers
Jesse Hogan
Jayden Laverde
Nathan Krakouer

Feedback is much appreciated

    Hutto76 · 08/01/2015 at 21:10

    Maybe a little heavy on the rookies to allow for the elite priced players in your midfield IMO. You'll definitely get a better indication throughout the NAB. Not a bad looking team though. I had Scharenberg in my team initially, but apparently he won't play until mid season due to a knee reco in August.

Rick · 09/01/2015 at 12:08

Petracca or Van berlo in the midfield?

    Sp · 16/01/2015 at 18:02

    Petracca if picked Rd 1 Rick

AK1 · 09/01/2015 at 13:45

Feedback would be much appreciated…

Shaw, Hibberd, Birchall, Mayes, Waters, N.Brown (Dick, Goddard)
Ablett, Fyfe, Parker, Rich, Van Berlo, Heeney, Freeman, Cavka (Laverde, Neal-Bullen, Lambert)
Jacobs, Ryder (Cox)
Deledio, Goddard, Franklin, Swan, Bontempelli, Clark (Hogan, Steele)

$43,900 left in the bank

Jonah The Jinx · 09/01/2015 at 19:22

Here's my first crack kinda like it the way it is…, but surely to change after NAB especially the rookies
B Smith – H Shaw – M Johnson
D Buckley – B Whitecross – H Goddard(FWD)
SUBS: D Viojo-Rainbow – B Maynard(MID)

G Ablett – N Fyfe – R Sloane – C Ward
A Swallow – C Petracca(FWD) – N van Berlo – N Boekhorst
SUBS: J Steele(FWD) – D McKenzie(DEF) – K Lambert(FWD)

N Naitanui – M Kruezer

B Goddard(MID) – H Bennell(MID) – D Swan(MID)
T Bellchambers(RUC) – M Clark – C Daniel
SUBS: N Krakouer(MID) – B Payne(MID)

$383,900 at the war chest

    WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 18:36

    I like it Jonah, I like it a lot. except for having 2 playing rookies in the middle alongside NVB

THE SALTSHAKER · 09/01/2015 at 23:00

Current team: version 231

Def: Simpson, Hibberd, Ibbotson, Waters, Whitecross, Brown, (Fuller, H.Goddard)
Mid: Ablett, Rockliff, Pendlebury, J.Selwood, S.Mitchell, Boekhurst, Vandenberg, Freeman (Krakeour, Lambert, Steele)
Ruck: Sandi, Goldy (M.Cox)
Fwd: Gray, Franklin, Swan, T.Mitchell, Clarke, Hogan (Caleb, Saad)

    WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 18:33

    I'm sure that you can do a lot better than Brown at D6 Salty

Mike C · 10/01/2015 at 18:26

Hi Supergods….what feedback do you have for me on V2.0 of my team….what areas does a novice need to improve?

Heath Shaw [GWS] ($497,800)
Shannon Hurn [WCE] ($467,300)
Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Dane Rampe [SYD] ($408,800)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Alex Johnson [SYD] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Luke Parker [SYD] ($583,000)
Ollie Wines [PTA] ($539,200)
Daniel Rich [BRL] ($348,300)
Jed Anderson [HAW] ($141,400)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)
Rourke Smith [WBD] [MID] ($123,400)
Jack Steele [GWS] [FWD] ($117,300)

Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Brett Deledio [RIC] [MID] ($553,300)
Harley Bennell [GCS] [MID] ($514,600)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Tom Bellchambers [ESS] [RUC] ($302,500)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Nathan Krakouer [PTA] [MID] ($106,900)

    WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 18:32

    Alex Johnson wont play in 2015 due to another knee surgery to remove a failed LARS reconstruction and repair the knee in the conventional manner.
    IMO Heater is a bit of a risk at that price, Bellend is as much use to a SC team as an honesty box in parliament house.

    Like Ollie Bennell and Saad as your POD's

      Mike C · 10/01/2015 at 21:29

      Thanks Master of the Marsups…I have replaced H. Shaw with H. Lumumba, A. Johnson with B. Maynard (or whichever rookie starts R1), and Bell–end with T Mitchell…feeling better?

        WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 21:35

        Bellend for Titch is a massive 50+ points gain p/w. why the love affair with ex-pies though?

          Mike Cassidy · 10/01/2015 at 22:48

          Hehe, well spotted Womb… As a pieman in more ways than one (am partial to the steak variety too) I just Know (in the same way you do when you get to the TAB too late to place your bet, that your horse will win!!) that these guys owe Bucks the giant finger, Heats with a 100+ season and no fat rolls, and Harry a 90 season and return to sanity πŸ™‚

            WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 22:56

            It's probably karma looking after you when you're too late to place a bit on a sure thing.

WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 21:45

My team is looking sooo good.
No on field rookies, perfect high scoring backline, a midfield that will only require 3 upgrades, 2 rucks that'll last from start to finish and a forward line that contains the top 4 from the 2015 Coleman medal.

I'm not gunna show it because you'll probably steal my POD's and make em nonpods

    taylorwoof · 10/01/2015 at 22:04

    Jeremy Cameron and Tom.J.Lynch are good selections.

      WombatsFC · 10/01/2015 at 22:08

      TW you have to stop hacking my machine dude.

        Dools · 10/01/2015 at 23:17

        LOL the dance is thrilling you two

    NumbatsFC · 11/01/2015 at 00:56

    I think your not showing it because that draft you just gave is as far as you have gotten. Nice plan though and i believe that you have the magic to make it happen, if you'd just drop some kgs.

      WombatsFC · 11/01/2015 at 01:02

      It's not fat mate. When you shave a Wombat they're as ripped as a 2012 Bomber.

        NumbatsFC · 11/01/2015 at 01:07

        Hahahahahaha that's why I come here!

        Rick · 13/01/2015 at 13:50

        I wouldnt have shultz and hawkins. As many tall forwards they can score monster scores, but then barely score 70 or even worse score 50's. I like franklin and roughead though.

NumbatsFC · 11/01/2015 at 00:51

Feedback is invited reasoning can be explained.


van Berlo



    WombatsFC · 11/01/2015 at 01:14

    Apart from a backline that's mostly recruited from Perth hospital emergency department that is a very good team. IF your rooks get a go.
    I like Burgoyne as a solid keeper and potential early POD but I think you should put it through the HIGGINATOR because at a glance it looks like you might suffer in the byes

    taylorwoof · 11/01/2015 at 14:44

    Like D1 and D2. Good Hawks combo!
    I can't have Johnson, but that's personal preference there i guess. D3 looks a tricky position to settle on this year.
    Ibbotson, think he and Newnes are going to make or break a lot of defences in 2015. For what it's worth, i'm passing on him at the moment and going with the team mate Clancee at a cheaper price tag.

    Oeee…Treloar, Wines. Lots of upside there. Squeezed in between Gaz, Pendles and Griffen…don't mind it at all Numbats! I think there'll be better options than NVB once NAB is into full swing. NVB max 75 ave for mine.

    Kreuzerberger, both look value.

    Forwards looks strong. Good stuff. What are you expecting Gartlett to average? I'm starting to think if he can't consistently hit 75 > , then he's a little too expensive.

    Overall good side mate.!!

      General Soreness · 13/01/2015 at 11:24

      Agree re Gartlett, could say the same for Clancee priced to avg 52 previously avg 74 and 91 from full season but 91 looks the aberation, not sure he is best 22 either.

        taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 18:34

        I disagree, if Clancee Pearce is fit he should be in Fremantle's B22.

        They didn't trade, they need improvement from somewhere. I think a fit and in form Clancee Pearce is part of the improvement they require.

        It's more a positional thing too. If Gartlett was down back, i'd be considering him a lot stronger. Think down forward, could quite comfortably get that similar 65-75 output from Clark, Hogan, Saad types for a cheaper price tag.

          General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:32

          I can see the improvement coming from the likes of Neale, Spurr, Taberner and I anticipate the Connor Blakely who has played WAFL will debut. I would expect that Col Sylvia might go ahead of Pearce. My main concern with Pearce is he took 4 years to build a tank that was only just enough to run midfield pinch hitting, he has since done a calf and achilles which could not have helped him retain his tank, he is a solid unit and only played one full season in 6 years. I dont expect that to change coming off his injuries, if he is best 22 I still dont see him as a Defensive keeper therefore requires an upgrade, he will not make enough coin imho to warrant his selection.

            General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:36

            Also left out Sheridan as part of the improvement brigade.

              taylorwoof · 14/01/2015 at 15:15

              Valid points you make GS! I respect your opinion.

              Especially the point re tank.

              One rookie i'll be keeping an eye on is Michael Apeness. Saw him a few times in WAFL, kid can take a grab!

Conda · 11/01/2015 at 18:11

Hey Community, version 2.0 here, obviously the back line is giving everyone headaches but quite happy with the structure throughout the squad, feedback is much appreciated !

Backs- L. Hodge, J. Newnes, D. Rampe, B. Waters, N. Brown, D. Mckenzie ( H. Goddard, M. Fuller )

Mids G. Ablett, S. Pendlebery, N. Fyfe, J. Selwood, B. Crouch, D. Rich, P. Cripps, N. Van Berlo ( N. Freeman, B. Boekhorst, A. Vandemberg

Rucks- Nic Nat, M. Kreuzer ( M. Cox )

Forwards R. Gray, L. Franklin, D. Swan, T. Bellchambers, M. Clark, K. Lambert ( J. Steele, J. Hogan )

134,200k left in the bank, so room for changes !

    taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 02:06

    Hey Conda!

    I think Nathan Brown is a spud in SC Land. Would be turfing his backside as soon as a rookie presents themselves down back.

    Rest looks quite good mate.

      WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 11:17

      Hi Conda, I agree with Taylorwoof on N.Brown mate, even though he's only 140k he could easily go backwards in price. The rest looks really good but I'm opposed to spending 300k on a numpty like bellend for just in case a ruck breaks.

    Conda · 15/01/2015 at 16:14

    yeah thanks guys, ended up upgrading bellchambers to t. mitchell and N. Brown will probably be getting the axe from my team.

    Thanks for the feedback. Ill be sure to send in my new squad after some updating, fell free to leave feedback!

DDog Destroyer · 12/01/2015 at 22:34

Version ten-ish I guess about 45k in the bank – bye player pretty even, 9 round 12
Love the Higginator

Shaw, Heath $497,800
Hurn, Shannon $467,300
Rampe, Dane $408,800
Waters, Beau $267,200
Whitecross, Brendan $198,700
Lever, Jake $157,300
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300
McKenzie, Daniel(MID) $117,300

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Sloane, Rory $616,900
Kennedy, Josh P. $612,200
Wines, Ollie $539,200
Griffen, Ryan $530,700
Rich, Daniel $348,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Vandenberg, Aaron $127,900
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300

Naitanui, Nic $488,300
Leuenberger, Matthew $358,000
Wright, Peter(FWD) $187,300

Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Smith, Devon $490,200
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Martin, Jack $303,400
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Salem, Christian $185,000
Daniel, Caleb $117,300

    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 11:19

    Monster midfield DDog, one suggestion surely a Dog like bigs is a better option for you than NVB

      DDog Destroyer · 14/01/2015 at 20:47

      who's bigs?

        DDog Destroyer · 17/01/2015 at 23:11

        got him shano

Rick · 13/01/2015 at 10:56

Hey guys, this is my team. I reckon my backline is preety solid considering the choices this year. Im a bit concerned about my midfield though but I reckon I made up for it with an absolute jet of a forward line. The reaso Ive made it this way is to hopefully make some cash from rookies in the midfield and not lose any points with the likes of gray,franklin,goddard,swan in the forward line. Picking patty rider is a bit of a risk but I reckon he will thrive over at port power. All the rookies that are placed are obviously determined off of nab cub form and if they are named for round 1, the rookies ive chosen are just rookies I reckon will get me some cash :). Overall im happy with my team, I would appreciate suggestions and comments though πŸ™‚

Malceski, Nick $566,600
Simpson, Kade $512,800
Burgoyne, Shaun(MID) $506,500
Waters, Beau $267,200
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
Moore, Darcy(FWD) $182,300
Fuller, Matthew $123,900
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Heppell, Dyson $571,800
Prestia, Dion $569,800
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Rich, Daniel $348,300
Smith, Clem $117,300
Laverde, Jayden(FWD) $127,300
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400

Ryder, Patrick(FWD) $543,400
Ryder, Patrick(FWD) $543,400
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Franklin, Lance $537,200
Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Lamb, Tom $117,300
Hogan, Jesse $130,400

    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 11:14

    Hi Rick,
    Paddy Ryder isn't Twins and you'll have donuts down back if you plan to start 2 rookies

      Rick · 13/01/2015 at 11:25

      Oh sorry the second ruckmen is kreuzer. Ive looked over other peoples teams and they all seem to have at least 2 rookies down back.

        WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 11:29

        Yep a LOT of teams booking in panic and turmoil for the day after round 1 teams are announced.

          Rick · 13/01/2015 at 11:32

          What do you think about the overall structure of my team?

        WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 11:55

        I don't like it Rick but that doesn't mean that it isn't a good team, I don't like Beyonce, Michel Jackson or the Beatles either.I have a rule to never plan to have players who have never played senior football at any level on the field. I also dont see the point in Bellend. Why pay 300k for 50pts when you can get that for 102k? and I think your midfield is 1 or 2 premos short of being competitive.I didn't win it last year so this is only opinion but you asked for comments

          taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 12:28

          Agree 4-1-3 not an ideal MID Structure.

          I'm thinking need to start a minimum of 5 quality mids that can genuinely hit 105 >
          3-4 x 120 >
          1-2 x 105 >

          The more i smash the Higginator, the more i think the likes of Griffen, A.Swallow and Steven are very good additions to any side. Rick, i'd be trying to upgrade NVB or Rich to one of them. Would give a little more grunt in your midfield.

          Tom Gas Chambers has become an interesting selection, the more teams i see around. Sometimes it's not who you pick, it's who you don't pick. Thinking he's one of these in 2015.

            WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 13:19

            I agree Rick should take a look at Swallow TW, 500k for a bloke who annually went 98,106,111,109, 101-injury affected is pretty good. He missed the first 8 last year and was subbed a couple of times due to his recovery plan but still managed 93. His final 9 games averaged 101.77 included 5 tons with a 134 high. PLUS the 111 and 109 years he was wearing the oppositions best tagger. He appears to be 50k underpriced.

              Rick · 13/01/2015 at 13:45

              The reason bellchambers was averaging 50 this year is because he was riddled with injury, in 2012 and 2013 he was averaging 80's. I reckon with paddy ryder gone, bellchambers will be averaging 80's 90's and occasional 100's. Also I said this when I posted my team but I can see that my midfield isnt the strongest, my forward line on the other hand is jet with gray, franklin, swan, goddard. I could swap gray into the midfeidl to make it stronger I guess. I also have 3 of the top defenders. I gave up about 2 midfield premiums for a absolute gun forward line and a reasonably powerful defence considering the options

            WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 14:08

            I'm having a close look at Juddy to TW.Β  487k Ave 98 last year if you exclude the 6points in 5 seconds when he did his hammy. 98 in a comback from a snapped achilles and major hammy would have to be some kind of record. He's looking like the best value under 500k if Titch still doesn't get a game.

              taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 18:45

              Not bad Wombats, cheers! Hadn't considered Juddy.

              Dilemma now….Juddy, Griffen, Swallow, Steven… least a few there to choose from now. Monitor them closely over the pre season, and pounce accordingly.

              You'd think the tag goes straight to Murphy or Gibbs these days, yeah?

                WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 18:59

                Yep not too many coaches will be assigning Chris a cuddler. Perfect price for an easy upgrade to Rock/Gaz/Pendle etc after 5 weeks.

                  Dools · 13/01/2015 at 19:29

                  Spotty Dog Wombats I hope my fallen Injured Premiums hold out to the Bye but back line is killing me "softly"
                  I cant believe you do not like Beyoncé or Michael Jackson!!!

                    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 19:35

                    Hiya Dools, Yeah I like to cash em in early if possible. 10-15 pts is still 10-15pts, multiplied by the number of weeks before the bye and it adds up to an extra player for week.

                    taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 20:16

                    Have faith Dools! If Sandi and McIntosh can do it, anyone can! Fallen premiums.

                  taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 20:12

                  That's a valid point…..stepping stone.

                    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 20:27

                    Lachie Neale just phoned to sing the Moving Pictures classic and Shannon Gnome cover What about me?
                    I had a quick look. 467k
                    If you take out his first 2 games 14,55 he averaged 92.8 over 19 games and 102.3 for his final 10 games of H/A.

                    What were his finals like from SC perspective?

                    taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 20:35

                    Hahahahahaha…..hope the candy shop isn't closed.

                    QF v Sydney 103
                    PF v Port 98

                    Solid enough.

                    Only concern is Ross Lyon. Role playing. The kid still has plenty of upside though….very interesting one.

                    SIDE NOTE: This Round 12 Bye is becoming a concern….

                WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 20:31

                I'm starting to think about a no unarmed midfielders policy, proven Multi tonners only Gaz,Rok,Fyf,Pen with Juddy, Neale,Swallow, Griffen

                  taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 20:38

                  I like that a lot Wombats! A lot!!!

                  Currently i've got Gaz, Rocky, Pendles, Griffen, Swallow, Steven then start 2 of Biggs, Boekhorst, Freeman.

                  I'm still considering Fyfe and JPK as well.

                    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 20:48

                    Fwds were a bit skinny with that last midfield and I've finally got a backline that satisfys my equation. So I reckon I might skip on Judd and Neal and also start Biggs and Freeman.

                    taylorwoof · 13/01/2015 at 21:05

                    Good stuff!

                    It all streams down from the back line. Get that set and satisfied first most.

                    I'm still up and down with it at the moment. To Ibbo or not to Ibbo, that is the question. And if to Ibbo, Ibbo at D2 or D3 the next question…..

                    WombatsFC · 13/01/2015 at 21:11

                    That's a huge question and I decided no Ibbo yes jeans and clancee. currently trying to maintain enough cash to allow Clanceee to Ibbo if Ib gets through 3 and clancee doesn't fire.

                    Rick · 14/01/2015 at 10:49

                    You guys are wanting an absolute gun midfield but I cant imagine your defence or forward line looking good with so many big names.

                    deleted7076438 · 14/01/2015 at 12:05

                    That's why your team wont be anywhere near as good as ours Rick. No imagination.

                    Rick · 14/01/2015 at 13:35

                    I finished in the top 500 last year and it was my first year. Im aiming to finish in the top 100.

                    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 14:24

                    Nice work Rick on top 500, I hope you achieve your aim in 2015.

                    WombatsFC · 14/01/2015 at 20:26

                    Commendable finish Rick. I was ranked 79th after round 22 but four donuts in the carnage of round 23 saw me finish 261st. with an average of 2,244 per round.
                    I know where I went wrong, I took the direction you seem intent on.

                    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 14:26

                    Wombats why does you name now appear as deleted7076438?

                    Dools · 14/01/2015 at 16:29

                    Great question GS
                    Maybe a sarcasm filter kicked in and our little marsupial friend has been run over!!

                    WombatsFC · 14/01/2015 at 20:27

                    Don't know how I got deleted Dools. I see dead people.

                    Dools · 14/01/2015 at 21:08

                    Hahahah welcome back

                    taylorwoof · 14/01/2015 at 15:01

                    "That's why your team wont be anywhere near as good as ours Rick. No imagination."


                    taylorwoof · 14/01/2015 at 15:11

                    Nothing wrong with wanting a gun mid field Rick.

                    What's currently in my Higginator right now FYI.

                    153K in the chest.

                    Def: Malceski, Hodge (Mid), Ibbo, Clancee (Mid), Waters, Whitecross || 123K, 123K

                    Mid: Ablett, Rocky, Pendles, Griffen, A.Swallow, J.Steven, S.Biggs, Boekhorst || N.Freeman, J.Anderson, N.Krakouer (Fwd)

                    Ruck: Kreuzerberger || M.Cox (Fwd)

                    Fwd: R.Gray (Mid), Deledio (Mid), Swan (Mid), Saad, M.Clark, Hogan || Karnezis, H.Goddard (Def).

                    Right at this minute Defenders and Forwards look not too bad to me. < 160K forwards look much better options than < 160K Defenders. Warming to a GnFRs strategy up fwd.

                    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 15:53

                    Looking very nice Twoof, like the balls out there with Steven and I am also a big Anderson fan, so hoping he gets an opportunity.

                    Jonah The Jinx · 14/01/2015 at 16:43

                    Looking good TWolf, I too leaning towards a slim backline…., Also I think you are missing one more Ruck

                    Rick · 14/01/2015 at 19:23

                    I seem to be disagreeing with everyone in this section. I dont like the team taylor, I dont like it because in your forward line you have 3 rookies. In the ruck you have kreuzerberger and I reckon only 1 of those 2 will blossom. My rule is you always have to have 1 premium ruckmen. Also in the defence you only have 2 premiums if you cound hodge as being a premium and you have 2 fremantle players returning from inkuries.

                    taylorwoof · 14/01/2015 at 20:33

                    Cheers for the feedback lads, much appreciated!!

                    GS – I'm hoping Jed Anderson gets a good crack at it this year as well. He could be a jet.

                    Jonah – Kreuzer/Leuenberger R1 and R2.

                    Rick – All valid points mate, love it! I'm not going to defend my team, as this time of year we all have differing opinions…which is the reason i love this time of year. All differing opinions, and none of us are wrong. Only one i'll mention is rucks….i've been burnt too hard before by big spend there….One bitten, twice shy.

                    Peace out!!!

                    WombatsFC · 14/01/2015 at 21:00

                    Brilliant structure TWoof. Look forward to resuming the battle in the Throttledome

                    taylorwoof · 14/01/2015 at 21:32

                    Thanks Wombats!!!

                    I look forward to it too, cannot wait!!! Come on NAB, hurry up already.

                    WombatsFC · 14/01/2015 at 23:58

                    Heres my current Higginator Twoof.
                    I'm hoping for my starting D1,2,3 to be my finishing D4,5,6
                    M1-4 nuff said. Judd, Swallow pure champions capable of 120+ but I'll be happy with 90 considering they are stepping stones.Biggs I expect to be the most traded in player after round 2 although after you and I bothing pointing him out maybe some others will have a look at his highlights and imagine what he'll do in the Bulldogs midfield.
                    Hope my F1 stays there all year and expect to keep 2 of the other 5.
                    Will trade Burger after rnd 10


                    Judd,Swallow,Biggs, Freeman/Boek



                    Rick · 15/01/2015 at 10:43

                    Whos jeans, and which thomas?

                    taylorwoof · 15/01/2015 at 15:04

                    I live how you have it all planned out Wombats!! HAVE to have a plan, doesn't matter what type of plan, just HAVE a plan.

                    Plenty of ticks there mate.

                    I hope Robbie Gray stays at F1 all year too. I think his game still has upside. Whether that translates to more SC points, that's another thing….but definitely more improvement in him that's for sure (a little scary i know). He hasn't budged from F1 in my Higginator since Peter Higginbotham bestowed his wonderful toy upon us.

                    I've warmed to Swanny now too. Starting to think there is one giant year left in him….has point to prove to all the media that has bagged his regime.

                    I'm happy with Kreuzerberger as well. Until i see other wise (new pt scoring system/NAB/etc) i'm happy to stick with them.

                    I reckon if Juddy ends up in your starting squad, and he goes gangbusters that's a big win…. POD.

                    Shaun · 16/01/2015 at 09:36

                    Wombat, Biggs is only a rookie needs to be upgraded

                    WombatsFC · 16/01/2015 at 10:57

                    He's not a rookie Shaun he's on the senior list in a Bulldogs midfield that has more holes than a Joe Hockey budget I doubt he'll will be out of the action ever.

                    Clark at F5 however is a major problem he's already done that troublesome calf, again.

                    Shaun · 16/01/2015 at 12:32

                    sorry thought he was still at sydney my info was wrong
                    he is a great pick hopefull he can do the same in the seniors as he did the reserves for the swans

                    Shaun · 16/01/2015 at 09:08

                    missing a ruck there woof thats why you have 153K in the chest?

                    General Soreness · 16/01/2015 at 09:15

                    He has Kruzer, Berger and Cox. 3 from 3 = none missing.

DCP · 13/01/2015 at 13:56

Rough Team Going with average backline.

Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Tyson Goldsack [COL] [FWD] ($354,800)
Elliot Yeo [WCE] [MID] ($353,500)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Brendan Whitecross [HAW] ($198,700)
Nathan J. Brown [COL] ($146,900)
Ariel Steinberg [ESS] ($169,900)
Zaine Cordy [WBD] ($117,300)

Gary Ablett [GCS] ($734,600)
Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Joel Selwood [GEE] ($649,900)
Dane Swan [COL] [FWD] ($464,500)
Daniel Rich [BRL] ($348,300)
Blake Acres [STK] ($220,700)
Nathan van Berlo [ADE] ($215,600)
Patrick Cripps [CAR] ($211,400)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Nathan Krakouer [PTA] [FWD] ($106,900)

Patrick Ryder [PTA] [FWD] ($543,400)
Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Callum Sinclair [WCE] [FWD] ($267,400)

Robbie Gray [PTA] [MID] ($596,900)
Brendon Goddard [ESS] [MID] ($548,800)
Chris Knights [RIC] ($227,700)
Ben Reid [COL] ($217,000)
Nick Kommer [ESS] ($168,800)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Jonathon Marsh [COL] [FWD] ($123,900)

    Rick · 13/01/2015 at 14:42

    In my opinion this team is a disaster. Kommer wont be ready to play until the second half of the season. Ben reid and chris knight: Meh. Whos jonothan marsh?? Your ruck bench is to expensive. Steinberg will find it tough to get a game. Goldsack can barely score 80. Cripps on the bench is to much. i might be wrong though, prove me wrong πŸ™‚

      General Soreness · 13/01/2015 at 15:10

      I was thinking that he was taking the p1ss. Have to agree re disaster for all the reasons mentioned, Reid injured and getting more surgery, Kommer, Knights, Goldsack, Yeo, Brown and Steinberg not SC relevant, Steinberg and Knights not best 22 in their teams let alone SC relevant. DCP the positives are your midfield is top end strong, personally I am anti Rich and NVB but love the fact that most people are going to run with them, gets me closer to the loot. I recommend that you read this website and in particular the reviews and comments through out the threads.

    Jambo · 31/01/2015 at 20:45

    Zaine Cordy is out for 4 months with a dislocated shoulder, mate.

Dools · 13/01/2015 at 14:22

Def: Simpson, Hibberd, Kelly, Walker, Waters, Brown, (Fuller, H.Goddard)
Mid: Ablett, Rockliff, Pendlebury, J.Selwood, S.Mitchell, Van Berlo, Vandenberg, Freeman (Boekhurst, Lambert, Steele)
Ruck: Sandi, Goldy (S.Durdin)
Fwd: Gray, Goddard, Franklin, Swan, Clark, Hogan (Caleb, Saad)

    Jacko · 13/01/2015 at 14:31

    great team mate!

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:16

    Solid, still dont understand peoples attraction to Brown or Van Berlo. Crackman in another thread has advised Fuller still rehabbing.

skindog · 13/01/2015 at 16:43

DEF ; H.Shaw M. Johnson D.Rampe B.Waters J.Lever Rainbow (McKenzie,Cordy)
MIDS; Ablett Pendelbury Fyfe Lewis Parker Rich Petracca NVB Heeney Laverde Steele
Ruk;Jacobs Nik Nat Cox
FWDS; Delidio Goddard Swan Clarke Hogan H.Goddard Daniel Krakouer
Any feedback would be appreciated Cheers

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:19

    Solid side Skindog, I am anti Rich, NVB but your one of the 95% that have them there. Im not sure Petracca will play ahead of Brayshaw early, if he does he will be 100% sub, Petracca has absolutely no tank. Like Lewis as POD, Parker likely to be a POD too as a pure mid.

      Skindog · 17/01/2015 at 22:22

      Thanks General, team has changed a few times since this, NVB has left the building, I think Rich has something to offer me? Petracca gone, rucks are giving me arrousel curves then flops, set and forget, or go cheaper and upgrade later???

        General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 16:15

        Jock and Mad Mick are advising the solution to the ruck dilemma is in the magazine with the preference for value over set and forget. Looking forward to the magazine so I can look at the analysis and theory behind it.

          skindog · 21/01/2015 at 17:44

          cheers mate, am also waiting for the bible that is "SUPERCOACH". Like everyone my team has changed again, bring on NAB cup so I can see which rook's are staying and which are going, hows yor team looking ATM?

            General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 09:51

            Mate my team is in disarray I cannot lock down on a settled plan yet, still crunching some numbers to see which plan may work best including the all important ruck structure. But a few musts for me at this stage are GAJ in, Swan if fit, Mitchell, Simpson.

              skindog · 22/01/2015 at 15:05

              Same mate, gotta settle on a plan and follow it through, Mithcell as in Sam ? Did you play in the Throttldome league last season? Good bunch of blokes although I have been asked to change my team name:[ hahaha. Im a little less inclined to go premiem in defense as yet!!!

                General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 15:15

                I have to ask, what is the team name or is it not fit for print. Nah mate, didnt play in the Throttledome, Mitchell as in Tom.

                  skindog · 22/01/2015 at 15:33

                  yeah tried mate but it just got deleted, hahaha Throttle asked me to change it for this year but I don't have to if I don't want to but I will to keep the peace, had it for a few years so now to come up with a newy!!!

                    General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 16:11

                    Force Kin?

                    skindog · 22/01/2015 at 17:47

                    a little worse than that ummmm one word! I pss on you kruntz

                    skindog · 22/01/2015 at 17:52

                    the I missing from pss and replace the K with a c??? I know I know, in my defence I was only playing in my own league and some mates leauges but its beer o'clock now so after a few i'll hopefully come up with something a bit witty and less crude????

Mick · 13/01/2015 at 17:21

My team v2.

Malceski, Nick $566,600
Shaw, Heath $497,800
Rampe, Dane $408,800
Waters, Beau $267,200
Tippett, Joel $228,400
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300
Saad, Adam(MID) $102,400

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Rockliff, Tom $709,500
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Dangerfield, Patrick $567,600
Swan, Dane(FWD) $464,500
Rich, Daniel $348,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Acres, Blake $220,700
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Vandenberg, Aaron $127,900
Smith, Clem $117,300

Jacobs, Sam $620,100
Bellchambers, Tom(FWD) $302,500
Durdin, Sam(DEF) $147,300

Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Bennell, Harley(MID) $514,600
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Hogan, Jesse $130,400
Karpany, Malcolm(DEF) $123,900
Daniel, Caleb $117,300
Lambert, Kane(MID) $102,400

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:23

    Nice team Mick, my thoughts, if your a fan of Tbell use him as a forward over Karpany, save some coin on Malceski and introduce another ruck. I'm not a fan of Rich NVB combo but 95% of people are. Like Acres as a solid POD, also consider Lambert as a Mid selection to open up 2 degrees of DPP freedom.

      Mick · 14/01/2015 at 11:33

      Thanks General. My team has already changed since posting this …

        General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 12:17

        And is likely to change over 100 times more before April. But its still fantastic to be thinking, discussing and researching, look forward to seeing the next version.

Chet.Sanli · 14/01/2015 at 00:52

What is the maximum number of players from one club that should go into a team?

    Johnny C · 14/01/2015 at 00:54

    All depends on their average and standard deviation
    A thorough statistical analysis needs to be prepared

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 09:35

    no limit, Higginator throws up a flag at 5, but will depend on your team structure and bye rounds. Obviously 5 from one team means 5 gone in that bye week.

Rick · 14/01/2015 at 10:57

Whats everyones thoughts on travis cloke? He had a horrendous year but my golden rule is that a key forward cannot have 2 bad years in a row. Is travis cloke worth a try at 390k?

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 12:18

    I dont think about Cloke thats my golden rule. I would rather take the punt on Wingard for only a few $$ more.

ScAddict · 14/01/2015 at 13:35

hey guys what are your thoughts on this defense?


    Rick · 14/01/2015 at 13:44

    Not to hyped about it. You only have 1 premium.

    General Soreness · 14/01/2015 at 14:22

    Its unique, perhaps too unique. Does not help that I do not rate either savage or broadbent and I think Kelly is about at his max output.

    taylorwoof · 18/01/2015 at 14:36

    HIBBERD, is a solid selection. Hammy stay in tact, then he's a 88 > lock.

    KELLY, didn't hit a ton in the last six rounds of 2014 which is concerning. Will hit you an 80 to 85 average, but probably cap at that. Has a tendency to miss games as well.

    BROADBENT, interesting…..wouldn't be a surprise if he increased output to a 90 average (Last 3 years 84.3, 79.3, 81.9). Hasn't missed a game in those last three years. Could be worth a punt, and if only maintains 85 then he ends up D5 to D6.

    SAVAGE, his numbers in that patch Round 14 to Round 19 (94, 104, 119, 76, 136, 104) were bloody superb. 105.5 Average in period. I've looked at him quite a few times. I want to see him in the NAB, if he's up and about early….could be a really good POD….especially with many jumping on his team mate Newnes.

    WATERS, not much to say here. If he stays sound, then he's an absolute bargain. At worst 80 to 85 average, will make money and be a very good stepping stone.

    GODDARD, HAMLING and DICK, don't know much about them sorry.

    WombatsFC · 18/01/2015 at 15:22

    The maths are correct ScAddict and it will give you a couple of PODs as well. Give it a run see how it goes.

    Dools · 18/01/2015 at 16:31

    I rate this ScAddict – The Wombat Prime is there . Solid very solid backline.

      taylorwoof · 18/01/2015 at 18:14

      Whilst we're on the subject of defenders, found a very interesting article over at DT Talk about Ibbo.

      @Tbetta9 brings up some brilliant points and analysis.

      The comments and analysis re Ibbo's marks has me intrigued. Thought i'd attempt to convert it into our world, SC Format.

      Across 2013 and 2014, including finals;

      7 > Marks in a match = 102.9 AVE (83, 94, 142, 112, 137, 98, 103, 113, 68, 107, 75).

      < 6 Marks in a match = 66.0 AVE (82, 79, 70, 58, 58, 23, 40, 102, 66, 63, 73, 26, 69, 115).

      *** Have tried three times to post this, but it disappears. Maybe we're not allow to take about the enemy. So i'll remove the link, and head over there manually to have a read.

Jonah The Jinx · 14/01/2015 at 15:30

2nd Attempt made a few adjustments really starting to shape up…
getting really close to fully LOCK my premos… still not sold on few risks
and rookies.

B Smith – M Hibberd – M Johnson
C Pearce – B Whitecross – H Goddard(FWD)
SUBS: D Viojo-Rainbow – B Maynard(MID)

G Ablett – S Pendlebur – R Sloane – C Ward
D Tyson – A Swallow – N Boekhorst – J Laverde(FWD)
SUBS: J Steele(FWD) – D McKenzie(DEF) – K Lambert(FWD)

N Naitanui – M Kruezer

B Goddard(MID) – P Ryder(RUC) – D Swan(MID)
C Wingard – M Clark – J Hogan
SUBS: C Daniel – N Krakouer(MID)

$15,400 at the war chest

Mike C · 14/01/2015 at 23:23

Ok I know I know, this is V3.0 on this page, but on the bright side I spared you all V2.1-2.26!! Have I nailed it, or is V4 on the way?

Luke Hodge [HAW] [MID] ($492,000)
Jack Newnes [STK] [MID] ($436,800)
Heritier Lumumba [MEL] [MID] ($417,000)
Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)
Shaun Edwards [ESS] ($123,900)
Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)
Zaine Cordy [WBD] ($117,300)

Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)
Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)
Josh P. Kennedy [SYD] ($612,200)
Adam Treloar [GWS] ($577,800)
Andrew Swallow [NTH] ($500,600)
Chris Judd [CAR] ($486,900)
Jed Anderson [HAW] ($141,400)
Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)
Shane Biggs [WBD] ($209,300)
Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)
Nathan Krakouer [PTA] [FWD] ($106,900)

Sam Jacobs [ADE] ($620,100)
Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)
Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)

Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] ($534,900)
Harley Bennell [GCS] [MID] ($514,600)
Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)
Tom Mitchell [SYD] [MID] ($405,600)
Mitch Clark [GEE] ($155,200)
Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)
Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)
Caleb Daniel [WBD] ($117,300)

    rick · 14/01/2015 at 23:48

    Looks good mate! I wouldnt have edwards though as he will only manage to slot into the best 22 maximum 4 times I reckon. Also I woukd swap naitanui for a kreuzer and use the extra cash to get a premium in your defence and make an upgrsde in the forward

taylorwoof · 15/01/2015 at 17:47

<TEMPLATE, Mr Risk Averse, Version 1.1>

DEF: Simpson, Hibberd, Birchall, Enright, Jaksch, N.Brown || M.Dick (Mid), H.Goddard (Fwd)

MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Sloane, Priddis, Petracca (Fwd), Heeney, Boekhorst, N.Freeman || J.Anderson, Ellis-Yolmen, Krakouer (Fwd)

RUCK: Jacobs, Goldstein || M.Cox (Fwd)

FWD: Bartel, Deledio (Mid), B.Goddard (Mid), Bellchambers (Ruck), M.Clark, J.Hogan || J.Steele (Mid), E.Langdon.

    @BenjoDT · 15/01/2015 at 20:06

    Great team mate! Your backline is top! I would change Brown though as he is a bit of a spud! Would like to know your thoughts on Jaksch, haven't heard much apart from leaving GWS.
    Your mid is also great! Petracca is a bit of a risk but has an easy start which is good. Is Heeney good enough to get a spot? Havent heard much on Boek. Freeman is apparently training the house down.
    Your rucks are very unique! Thumbs up there!
    Bartel is a great POD! I suppose Gas is only there for the DPP? Clark is apparently injured, apparently?!
    Solid team mate!

      Conda · 16/01/2015 at 00:08

      Clark has a minor injury, shouldnt set him back to much.

    taylorwoof · 16/01/2015 at 18:11

    ^ this team was meant to be a joke.

    So many risk averse coaches around, thought it'd save you sometime.

    Peace out!!!

      General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 16:30

      ROFL TWoof, however Joke or not, solid team would outperform many many others.

    @WombatsFC · 16/01/2015 at 19:01

    Hahahahaha. Bewdiful

Iron sheik · 15/01/2015 at 20:17



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Boss man
Dynamite kid

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Junkyard dog

    Paul bearer · 15/01/2015 at 20:24

    I think there are a few positions you need to wrestle with

    General Soreness · 16/01/2015 at 09:17

    I would start with Michaels as a mid and bench Animal. Steamboat inspired choice.

    throttlefinger · 16/01/2015 at 10:06

    Big Show on ruck bench.

    Superfly Snuka would replace Rude.

    Coach, Classy Freddie Blassie and co-coach Cap't Lou Albano.

      Shaun · 16/01/2015 at 12:34

      what no room for HHH?

        General Soreness · 16/01/2015 at 13:04

        I think he was keeping it mostly old school WWF. Otherwise missing Goldberg, Rock, HHH, Cena, Stone Cold, Nash etc etc

    Rayza Ray · 25/01/2015 at 23:51

    GOLD remember 90% of these Iron Sheik. The Iron Sheik and Nikoli Volcov were my favourite tag team. I remember the Hacksaw Jim Duggin in wrestle mania III wack the Sheik 'whilst in the trade mark Camel Clutch manoeuvre' over the back with his 2 by 4.

Shaun · 16/01/2015 at 09:33

guys first draft would like your opinions

Def –, G.Birchall, P.Duffield, K Kolodlashnij, B.Waters, H.Goddard (117300, 117300)

Mids – G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, J.Lewis, N Fyfe, C.Judd, D.Rich, A Brayshaw, N.Freeman ( B.Bokehorst, J Laverde, R.Smith)

Ruck – N Naitanui, M Kreuzer ( T Nankervis)

Fwd – R Gray, B Goddard, D Swan, E Templeton, M Clark, J Hogan ( J Steele, C Daniel)

Rick · 16/01/2015 at 10:54

Hi guys, Ive made a new team. You can see my old team up their, I would appreciate comments as to which one to use. I cant seem to decide which one is better, anyway, here is my second team.
Simpson, Kade $512,800
Burgoyne, Shaun(MID) $506,500
Lumumba, Heritier(MID) $417,000
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
Waters, Beau $267,200
Moore, Darcy(FWD) $182,300
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300
Fuller, Matthew $123,900

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Kennedy, Josh P. $612,200
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Griffen, Ryan $530,700
Judd, Chris $486,900
Biggs, Shane $209,300
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Heeney, Isaac $137,300
Smith, Clem $117,300
Laverde, Jayden(FWD) $127,300
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400

Ryder, Patrick(FWD) $543,400
Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Franklin, Lance $537,200
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Lamb, Tom $117,300
Hogan, Jesse $130,400 I would appreciate which comments as to which one to use. You can see the team somewhere up there ^

    Rick · 16/01/2015 at 10:55

    Sorry about the punctuation, I was in a bit of a rush.

    WombatsFC · 16/01/2015 at 11:17

    Great team Rick. Love the smokescreens of Judd, Paddy and Labamba
    Good luck.

      Rick · 16/01/2015 at 13:22

      Hi wombats, I heard that fuller probably wont play, so I replaced him with saad and upgraded paddy to sandilands. Im not confident atm about how ryder will do at port but I will hopefully upgrade Kreuzer at around round 10 to Ryder or someone of that nature.

    skindog · 18/01/2015 at 22:26

    Darcy Moore injured atm I think mate

      rick · 18/01/2015 at 23:12

      Its only a minor foot injury

jason · 16/01/2015 at 12:08

Here goes:

B: Hodge, newnes, higgins, waters, Moore, rainbow, Goddard, wigg

M: Ablett, Selwood, Fyfe, Parker, Griffen, NVB, Heeney, Cockatoo, Steele, LaVerde, Lambert.

R: Jacobs, Nic Nat, Cox.

F: Deledio, Gray, Sean, Mitchell, Clark, Krakouer, Saad, Hogan

Nearly 50k leftover in bank.

    jason · 16/01/2015 at 12:19

    Swan instead of Sean. Auto spell

@BenjoDT · 16/01/2015 at 13:17

Do you guys reckon DOCHERTY will be a good pick up this year? Having a good look at him

    General Soreness · 16/01/2015 at 14:13

    Awkwardly priced but has prospects of being a 90+ player.

    throttlefinger · 16/01/2015 at 22:44

    Favoring very highly as my D3 Benjo. Preseason determines lock or leave.

      Benjo · 16/01/2015 at 23:50

      He's my D3 as well. Have you found any reports/articles on him? Not convinced as yet but will probably hold a spot until NAB comes around.

        throttlefinger · 17/01/2015 at 01:27

        Just this article:

        But I know Wombats is very keen on him. And he is both a big Blues backer and the Dean of Defense.

          @WombatsFC · 17/01/2015 at 01:52

          I watched the rnd 12 Blues V cats today. Bartell had about 60 SC points to half time and then Docherty went to him. Bartell finished with 80 Docherty finished with 85. He appears to also be a regular in the midfield rotation. No idea what mick has planned for him in 2015, he's in my draft teams based on his Wombatron analysis after 2014.

            throttlefinger · 17/01/2015 at 02:50

            Lot to like about him, Womby. Think the risk is lower than Ibbo, Chancee and Waters. Emerging talent for sure. Leaning on two of the others as D4/D5.

taylorwoof · 16/01/2015 at 18:09

Can't be bothered sifting back through, but for those that didn't realise….Krezuerberger is shorthand for Kreuzer and Leuenberger.

Jeff · 16/01/2015 at 22:04

Defs: Shaw, Hibberd, SDT, Ibbo, Waters, Goddard.

Mids: Ablett, Rockliff, Fyfe, Ward, Wells, NVB, Heeney, Boehorst

Ruck: Burger, TBC.

Fwds: Gray, Lids, Buddy, Swan, Micheal Walters, Clark.

    throttlefinger · 16/01/2015 at 22:48

    Very nice, Jeff. Biggest concern would be rucks. Recommend getting some support as both are highly injury prone. Love the Walters pick. Considering Mayne. One or the other will go boom for Freo I feel.

Mike C · 17/01/2015 at 15:23

It’s me again… Feeling very good about this squad, but always value your expert ‘opinions’…


Heath Shaw [GWS] ($497,800)

Luke Hodge [HAW] [MID] ($492,000)

Michael Hibberd [ESS] ($491,500)

Dane Rampe [SYD] ($408,800)

Beau Waters [WCE] ($267,200)

Hugh Goddard [STK] [FWD] ($122,300)

Nathan J. Brown [COL] ($146,900)

Dillon Viojo-Rainbow [CAR] ($117,300)


Scott Pendlebury [COL] ($668,800)

Nat Fyfe [FRE] ($657,600)

Josh P. Kennedy [SYD] ($612,200)

Adam Treloar [GWS] ($577,800)

Andrew Swallow [NTH] ($500,600)

Angus Brayshaw [MEL] ($212,300)

Shane Biggs [WBD] ($209,300)

Jed Anderson [HAW] ($141,400)

Isaac Heeney [SYD] ($137,300)

Blaine Boekhorst [CAR] ($132,300)

Nathan Freeman [COL] ($123,900)


Nic Naitanui [WCE] ($488,300)

Matthew Kreuzer [CAR] ($370,900)

Mason Cox [COL] [FWD] ($102,400)


Dustin Martin [RIC] [MID] ($534,900)

Harley Bennell [GCS] [MID] ($514,600)

Devon Smith [GWS] ($490,200)

Dane Swan [COL] [MID] ($464,500)

Ahmed Saad [STK] ($151,100)

Jesse Hogan [MEL] ($130,400)

Caleb Daniel [WBD] ($117,300)

Nathan Krakouer [PTA] [MID] ($106,900)


    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 16:26

    Very nice team Mike C. Only 2 main issues N Brown and GAJ. I cannot see the value in N Brown, everyone has him, please enlighten me, am I missing something. No GAJ = high risk, hard to get him in later, see my other comments in this thread re leaving out GAJ.

    Hazza_08 · 21/01/2015 at 17:33

    Agreed GS. Think it would be good downgrading brown to newman, mckenzie etc. I think it is essential to get gaj in. i highly recommend finding a way

bart · 19/01/2015 at 12:23

right oh here goes boys please rip it to peices and please give me your oppinion

i have gone with the four rookies in the miidle because the aim of the game is to make money and upgrade and i see the biggest chance of doing it this year is in the midfield

Def: Simpson, Shaw, Birchall, Hurn, Waters, Edwards (Goddard, Maynard)

Mid: Ablett, Penblebury, Selwood, Ward, Heeny, Bokehorst, Vandenberg, Freeman (Dumont, Krakour, Lambert)

Ruck: Naitanui, Leunenberger (Read)

Fwds: Deledio, Goddard, Martin, Swan, Bellchambers, Clark (Hogan, Daniel)

this side would leave me $136500 in the bank watching what happens in the pre season

    Rick · 19/01/2015 at 19:32

    I like your team, but you got to narrow down the rookies to 2 in the midfield.

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 12:05

    Bart, your thought process is not without merit, exploring similar options but it doesn't come without risk and makes the need to pick the right rooks potentially greater, obviously it is a waiting game until NAB but consider Steele as a rookie option. I like Dumont but unsure if he will get game time, Birchall also nice POD.

jonofox · 19/01/2015 at 14:18

Hey guys. Wondering if I could get any thoughts on my current team.

S. Burgoyne 506,500
B. Smith 502,800
M. Hibberd 491,500
P. Seedsman 363,100
A. Litherland 304,300
N. Brown 146,900
S. Edwards 123,900
H. Goddard 122,300

G. Ablett 734,600
N. Fyfe 657,600
L. Parker 583,000
T. Greene 553,300
D. Rich 348,300
M. Hallahan 312,000
K. Lucas 255,700
A. Woodward 197,800
N. Cockatoo 177,300
I. Heeney 137,300
B. Boekhorst 132,300

N. Naitanui 488,300
M. Kreuzer 370,900
P. Lucey 102,400

B. Goddard 548,800
P. Ryder 543,400
D. Swan 464,500
C. Petracca 217,300
S. Blease 177,400
M. Clark 155,200
J. Hogan 130,400
J. Laverde 127,300

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 11:54

    Nice draft Jono some solid picks and some need either a rethink or justification. I like the picks of Parker and Greene and potentially even Hallahan but fear he is behind too many other guns. I hope Woodward will see game time but it will be sporadic at best. I think the selections of Brown, Blease and Lucas are bordering on crazy. Litherland unproven at the price I would be looking for value elsewhere. Of course this is only all based on what we know now and not what we will know post NAB.

      jonofox · 21/01/2015 at 15:54

      Awesome thanks. Based on your feedback I've made these changes:
      S. Blease > C. Daniel
      K. Lucas > N. Van Berlo
      N. Brown > D. Viojo-Rainbow
      A. Litherland > H. Lumumba or B. Houli

      Any opinion on Lumumba or Houli?

        General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 16:12

        I would take a rookie over NVB or at a similar price Cripps or Biggs. If you have the coin try get Simpson or Birchall, I would take a risk on Newnes over Lumumba or Houli and would take Houli over Lumumba.

          Crowmagnon · 21/01/2015 at 19:47

          Phil Walsh has said that VB won't tag this year, he wants him to find the ball. I think he is close to a lock.

            General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 09:12

            Your not alone.

Rick · 19/01/2015 at 14:49

By golly ive done it! Ive made a team that I can find no flaw with. But theirs one little problem…. The byes. Ive got 4 of my premiums out in round 11 including 2 rookies in the mid. 5 of my 'super' premiums out in round 12 and round 13 seems tolerable. I finished in the top 500 last year and the reason I didnt finish in the top 100 is because of the bye rounds. It was my first year in supercoach and I had no idea how to deal with them. I was making left handed trades. Im asking for your valued insights into how you are looking to survive the bye rounds.

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 11:50

    Trade into and then through it as you upgrade your rookies, Round 12 shaping up as a problem.

    Sarah · 23/01/2015 at 10:49

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Your team will change dramatically between round 1 and 11. It's not as much a starting team problem as it was last year.

Mike_21 · 19/01/2015 at 21:59

Evening Community. Version 2.0 is here. Any criticisms are welcome

Def: Shaw, Hibberd, SDT, Ibbotson, Waters, Goddard (Newman, Rainbow)

Mid: Ablett Rockliff, Selwood, Ward, Swan, Van Berlo, Heeney, Boehorst (Cavka, Smith, Krakouer)

Ruck: Goldy, TBC (Unknown – Suggestions pls0

Fwd: Gray, Deledio, Franklin, Walters, Reid, Clark (Lambert, Cox)


    rick · 19/01/2015 at 22:18

    Whos sdt? I find your team great mike! The only problem I see is the berlo heeney and boekhurt all in the midfiekd st once

      Mike_21 · 19/01/2015 at 22:35

      Thnx Rick, SDT is scott D Thompson. I have made a couple of changes though
      Goldy + Bell –> Kreuzer + Nic Nat
      SDT –> Newnes
      Thinking of downgrading waters to Whitecross to upgrade rooks and newnes to Smith/Hodge or Nic Nat to Goldy

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 12:09

    Solid team Mike, few comments, Reid injured, Hogan a better option or other rookies. I like the Walters pick, ballsy! The idea of DG Whitecross to use on SDT or Nicnat is sound. I am not sold on Rocky or NVB and need to look into Ibbo some more before I commit. I like Gray see him as more of an upgrade target but if he fires starting with him will save a trade.

Rick · 20/01/2015 at 14:55

This is about my 20th version of a team. Id really appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Malceski, Nick $566,600
Shaw, Heath $497,800
Burgoyne, Shaun(MID) $506,500
Lumumba, Heritier(MID) $417,000
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
Kolodjashnij, Jake $123,900
Fuller, Matthew $123,900
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300

Fyfe, Nat $657,600
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Parker, Luke $583,000
Griffen, Ryan $530,700
Biggs, Shane $209,300
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
van Berlo, Nathan $215,600
Dangerfield, Patrick $567,600
Smith, Clem $117,300
Laverde, Jayden(FWD) $127,300
Lambert, Kane(FWD) $102,400

Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
Jacobs, Sam $620,100
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Franklin, Lance $537,200
Gray, Robbie(MID) $596,900
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Hogan, Jesse $130,400
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Lamb, Tom $117,300
Steele, Jack(MID) $117,300

Ive only got 13k left in the utility. All rookies are their just as gap fillers for now until I see nab cup and the starting teams for round 1. My defence should crack the mystical number of 478. I reckon biggs will become a premium in the dogs midfield and van berlo is just their as a cash cow/stepping stone as he will surely rise in price. Boekhurst is the only rookie I have in the midfield with the rest being premiums. My rucks have 1 premium and 1 midfielder who is almost certain to become a premium. The one place of judgement I have is my forward line but I would appreciate comments πŸ™‚

    Mike_21 · 20/01/2015 at 16:31

    Strong team Rick, good rucks, strong mid. I like the Parker, Griffen picks. Strong Defence too.

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 12:15

    Nice Rick, but if there is one thing i have learnt in SC that it is easier to start with GAJ than try and trade him in. That said I would consider DG of Eski and Gray to say Simpson and Lids/Martin and upgrade Fyfe to GAJ it will be easier to trade in Fyfe when he is sub $600K than GAJ when he drops to $650K at the most for 1 week only, your timing for such a trade is really difficult as it usually takes a rook downgrade a week before then a double rook trade the following week and whilst you might have the cash there may not be the right rooks to bring in at that exact time, so it is likely that you would end up paying closer to his $700K than not. just my 2c.

      Rick · 22/01/2015 at 10:55

      My view is. Im not paying 80k more for 10 extra points. I can use the 80k somewhere else and get a bigger benefit out of it.

        General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 12:36

        Understandable logic, but it will be 20pts as he will be C.

          Rick · 22/01/2015 at 13:50

          Still not worth it. For 80k you can add 40 points to a player

          Sarah · 23/01/2015 at 10:52

          And that's 20pts every week = 440 points over the whole year. Significant!

Tyson · 20/01/2015 at 16:37

What are peoples thoughts on Ben Reid. Better off going for Hogan and saving 90k or is he a lock at that price.

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 11:46

    Reid injured and even if he wasnt Hogan still a better prospect.

@emhoy · 21/01/2015 at 11:12

Here is my v2 team would love some feedback, only 24K in bank. The biggest risk I see with my team is rucks but just hoping one will turn into a keeper and I can upgrade one.

Smith, Brodie $502,800
Rampe, Dane $408,800
Enright, Corey $478,400
Lumumba, Heritier(MID) $417,000
Pearce, Clancee(MID) $278,900
Johnson, Alex $123,900
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Selwood, Joel $649,900
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Treloar, Adam $577,800
Parker, Luke $583,000
Adams, Taylor(FWD) $378,500
Cripps, Patrick $211,400
Freeman, Nathan $123,900
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Steele, Jack(FWD) $117,300
McKenzie, Daniel(DEF) $117,300

Leuenberger, Matthew $358,000
Kreuzer, Matthew $370,900
Cox, Mason(FWD) $102,400

Smith, Devon $490,200
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Martin, Dustin(MID) $534,900
Mitchell, Tom(MID) $405,600
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Hogan, Jesse $130,400
Lamb, Tom $117,300
Lambert, Kane(MID) $102,400

    General Soreness · 21/01/2015 at 12:19

    Emhoy, solid team mate nice work. ruck choice will be a popular one I expect reducing the risk to overall rank if one goes down. Adams interesting POD and would probably be more inclined to save some cash for a Biggs or similar but not NVB. I personally do not like or rate the Prince but he will be a relatively popular pick I expect, Rampe is a risk, watch NAB but you could use some of the loot saved from Adams to Biggs to upgrade Rampe to more premo def.

      @emhoy · 21/01/2015 at 14:13

      thanks General

        @emhoy · 22/01/2015 at 16:27

        I have turned Adams into Biggs, Rampee into Burgoyne and Smith into Lids. So going with Lids and Dusty in forwardline.

Hazza_08 · 21/01/2015 at 17:22

Hey community. V3.0 is out. Thoughts pls

(Rainbow, Newman

(Atkins, Cavka, Krakouer)

Nic Nat

(Lambert, Cox)

28,200 left

Bye structure – 8/11/11

    General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 09:48

    Hazza, Like it a lot, what's not to like – not much, no Pendles is notable, like Atkins as a selection. Cox at F8 is a waste of potential $$, perhaps consider Steele and open some swing sets although swings not that important early.

      Hazza_08 · 22/01/2015 at 11:49

      Thnx GS. I have selected cox to open a ruck fwd swingset for byes/injuries. I feel as if pendles will struggle with no beams and will cop the hard tag. Brisbane bringing in beams means rockliff will be set free to a degree and will be able to score big alongside Hanley beams rich etc

Crowmagnon · 21/01/2015 at 19:56

S Burgoyne, B Smith, J Newnes, B Waters, S Edwards, H Goddard, D V-Rainbow, D McKenzie
G Ablett, S Pendlebury, N Fyfe, J Selwood, R Sloane, N van Berlo, I Heeney, B Boekhorst, N Freeman,
D Hamilton, J Steele
N Naitanui, M Kreuzer, M Cox
B Deledio, B Goddard, D Martin, D Swan, M Clark, J Lonie, C Daniel, K Lambert

Please comment with thoughts/advice.
Long live the community!

    General Soreness · 22/01/2015 at 09:12

    Solid team Crowmagnon nothing to hate. I still have ? over NVB and prefer others the NAB will provide better guidance. My forward line looks quite similar.

John · 22/01/2015 at 22:06

Shaw, H / Newnes, J (MID) / Ibbotson, G / Henderson, R / Waters, B / Viojo-Rainbow, D (Edwards, S & Goddard, H(FWD))

Ablett, G / Pendlebury, S / Fyfe, N / Dangerfield, P/ Hodge, L (DEF)/ Swan, D (FWD)/ Boekhorst, B / Vandenberg, A (Freeman, N & Dumont, T & Laverde, J(FWD))

Kreuzer, M / Naitanui, N (Wright, P(FWD))

Deledio, B (MID)/ Goddard, B9 (MID)/ Wingard, C / Bellchambers, T(RUC)/ Membrey, T/ Daniel, C (Moore, D (DEF) & Hogan, J)

I have $69,000 left where would you guys make changes, upgrade etc.?? I have DPP covering every position however not convinced on the likes of Hodge (Crouch, Swallow, Griffen)

Also have I been to tight on FWD & Rucks?? & Too risky on DEF

General Soreness, Wombats, Jock, Throttle, Community your wisdom is always appreciated!!

    taylorwoof · 23/01/2015 at 16:39

    Hey John!

    Too much value in the mid field to have Hodge and Swan in there for mine. I'd select them at the book end positions.

    I don't think it's the be all and end all to have every DPP link from the get go. Perhaps roll with the Mid/Fwd and Ruck/Fwd links from the beginning, then look to add the Def/Mid link later in the season. I think Swallow is a good selection. No Greenwood in the mid field this year, and Swallow back to full fitness. Can easily see him reach 105 > AVE. He could end up a very solid M7 or M8, or even a nice stepping stone to a fallen Ultra Premium.

    Few mid pricers down back, yes they're risks….but looks the place to take risks. Keep an eye on Whitecross, good article on him today on AFL website. Could replace Ibbo or Hendo and free up some cash for you, along with similar output.

    Rest of squad looks solid mate. Don't mind the Wingard selection, could easily hit 90 > AVE.

@noahcavanagh · 23/01/2015 at 10:16

Brodie smith
Heath shaw
Michael Johnson
Beau waters
Shaun edwards
Hugh Goddard
Dillion viojo-rainbow
Zaine Cordy
Nat fyfe
Rory solane
Robbie Gray
Nathan van Berlo
Nathan freeman
Issac heeney
Blaine Boekhorst
Jayden laverde
Kane lambert
Nic Nat
Matthew Luenberger
Mason Cox
Brendon Goddard
Harley Bennell
Luke Dahlhaus
Michael Walters
Tom bellchambers
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Caleb Daniel
Bank: $35,400

Seb · 23/01/2015 at 10:51

Def: Malceski,, B.smith, Newnes, waters, Edwards(A.johnson, Goddard)
Mid: ablett, priddis, ward, Jack, A.swallow, van Berlo, Biggs, Heeney(freeman, boekhorst, McKenzie)
Ruck: Kreuzer, Leuenberger(soldo)
Fwd: Deledio, Rioli, swan, motlop, Garlett, hogan(Daniel, Laverde)

Cash left: $8,000
Bye split: 10/12/8

    PJ8 · 23/01/2015 at 11:00

    Def – Solid, 3 of the best 4 from last year. Hopefully they can all avg 100 for you this year.

    Mid – Really like this. PODs galore, most will go with Rock Pendles Fyfe Selwood and alike, but you have a great spread of PODs that potentially can do the same as those.

    Ruck – Crossing my fingers for you here. Hopefully both of these can stay on the park. I would be only be going with one of these injury proners.

    Fwd – Not bad but again I'm worried about the injury prone Rioli.

    Overall Seb, Solid line up, a suggestion would be to get rid of one of the first 3 Defenders for a cheaper player and upgrade a ruckman.

Sarah · 23/01/2015 at 10:58

Hi guys,

Would love some comments on my current team:

Def: Smith, Shaw, Hibberd, Birchall, Newnes, Goddard (Viojo-Rainbow, McKenzie)
Mids: Gaz, Pendlebury, JPK, Wines, Griffin, Biggs, Heeney, Boekhorst (Vandenberg, Atkins, Freeman)
Rucks: NicNat, Leuenburger (Bellchambers)
Fwds: Deledio, Martin, Swan, Laverde, Markworth, Daniel (Steele, Krakouer)


    PJ8 · 23/01/2015 at 11:31

    Sarah, IMO you have too many rookies/2nd year players starting on field who have played no or next to no games.

    Goddard 0 Biggs 3 Heeney 0 Boekhorst 0 Laverde 0 Markworth 0 Daniel 0.

    It has aloud you to have great Premos at the top of each position but is quite risky. I know the rookies aren't locked in yet but maybe a different structure with only 1 rookie on field in DEF and FWD and 2 in MID.

Marc · 23/01/2015 at 11:34

Hi all,

would love some opinions on my team so far. many changes to come but it's a start.

BRODIE SMITH – $502,800
JACK NEWNES – $436,800
PAUL SEEDSMAN – $363, 100
BEAU WATERS – $267,200
NATHAN BROWN – $146,900
HUGH GODDARD – $122,300


GARRY ABLETT – $734,600
JOSH P KENNEDY – $612,200
MARC MURPHY – $570,000
DANIEL RICH – $348,300
ISAAC HEENEY – $137,300


WILL MINSON – $501,400
NIC NAITANUI – $488,300

MASON COX – $102,400

BRETT DELEDIO – $553,300
PADDY RYDER – $543,400
DANE SWAN – $464,500
MITCH CLARK – $155,200

JESSE HOGAN – $130,400
CALEB DANIEL – $117,300

any thoughts are welcome πŸ™‚

    @emhoy · 23/01/2015 at 13:29

    Excellent forwards and your midfield is solid. I would downgrade Minson to say a Kruzer or Luey and upgrade Seedsman or Waters to a more premium and reliable back.

dukes · 23/01/2015 at 14:25

My first draft team. feedback please.

Shaw, Heath $497,800
Walker, Andrew $472,600
Waters, Beau $267,200
Vlastuin, Nick(MID) $363,200
Vickers-Willis, Ed $117,300
Goddard, Hugh(FWD) $122,300
McKenzie, Daniel(MID) $117,300
Viojo-Rainbow, Dillon $117,300

Ablett, Gary $734,600
Pendlebury, Scott $668,800
Kennedy, Josh P. $612,200
Dangerfield, Patrick $567,600
Wines, Ollie $539,200
Biggs, Shane $209,300
Boekhorst, Blaine $132,300
Vandenberg, Aaron $127,900
Freeman, Nathan $123,900
Knight, Riley(FWD) $123,900
Dumont, Trent $123,900

Goldstein, Todd $574,400
Naitanui, Nic $488,300
Read, Tom(FWD) $109,900

Deledio, Brett(MID) $553,300
Goddard, Brendon(MID) $548,800
Martin, Dustin(MID) $534,900
Swan, Dane(MID) $464,500
Bellchambers, Tom(RUC) $302,500
Clark, Mitch $155,200
Krakouer, Nathan(MID) $106,900
Daniel, Caleb $117,300

This team is designed to make a lot of cash early.

With my rookies i try to target as many mature age players as i can.

Danger and dusty are proven premium players but appear to be good pod this year.

I got bellchambers because believe having dp ruck is going to be vital this year, ill be looking to upgrade him to ryder during the year, read will be my loophole.

I was tossing up between heppell and wines, Im backing at least one of these players to break the 115-120 barrier and become sc elite.

The defence is obviously weak this year but i really like a lot of players in the 350-400k price range to have breakout seasons I decided to pick just one in vlaustin as having more than that could be too much a risk along with waters and other question marks around my 2 premium defenders that ive chosen. thoughts??

    Danners16 · 23/01/2015 at 18:46

    Nice team, maybe go Martin into Salem to get some cash to make Vickers-Willis into someone like Savage and there might be a bit of cash to get Vlastuin into a premium

@castlemanj · 23/01/2015 at 16:08

Hardly "my team v1.0" any more… Presenting Dizzy Stuff v1.06:

DEF: S Burgoyne (MID), M Hibberd, H Lumumba (MID), S Mayes (MID), B Waters, H Goddard (FWD), [D Viojo-Rainbow, D McKenzie (MID)]

MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, N Fyfe, L Parker, A Swallow, N van Berlo, I Heeney, B Boekhorst, [N Freeman, R Knight (FWD), K Lambert (FWD)]

RUC: S Mumford, N Naitanui, [M Cox (FWD)]

FWD: B Deledio (MID), B Goddard (MID), D Swan (MID), T Bellchambers (RUC), M Clark, J Laverde (MID), [J Steele (MID), C Daniel]

$21,200 left over.

Feedback greatly appreciated. Most recent change was in the ruck dept, upgrading Kreuzer (I just can't see him scoring early) to Mumford, which unfortunately mean making cuts to F3 (Adams), D3 (Johnson and M6 (can't remember)…

    taylorwoof · 23/01/2015 at 17:21

    Really good team castle!

    DEF: 2-3-1 looks a solid starting structure. Burgoyne and Hibberd look solid options. Interesting choice with Lumumba, keen to see his role in the early NAB games. Whether he plays across half back, or a more wing/midfield type role. Could work out to be a nice POD.

    MID: Really like the M1 to M5! Especially the Parker and A.Swallow selections. If Parker replicates his back half of 2014, for the entire 2015 season he'll be a ripping selection. I think A.Swallow can hit 105 > and be a very good M7-8 or stepping stone to a fallen ultra premium.

    RUCK: Looks mint! Like the call of dropping Kreuzer. I had a closer look at him and Leuenberger yesterday, Kruezer has dropped quite a few < 70's than i think some coaches realise.

    FWD: Looks quite stock standard, and solid nonetheless. 2 x set and forgets, 1 x fallen premium, 1 x ruck cover, and 2 x rooks. Solid structure.

    Jambo · 24/01/2015 at 11:45

    Solid defence. IMO, Sam Mayes is surely worth a punt, he has scored well in SuperCoach on more than a few occasions. I wouldn't pick Ablett until the second half of the season because I reckon he will drop in value and be ripe for the picking at that time. Also keep in mind the byes. I'm not sold on Clark at Geelong, I think a cheaper and better option than him is Jesse Hogan. Otherwise, great team structure!

    WombatsFC · 24/01/2015 at 20:41

    It's a good team.
    IMO 4 of your starters will leak $ and therefore points. Hibberd,Lumumba,Bellchambers,Mumford. Your upgrading of Kruez was a mistake i think you confused him with NicNat.

    Other points of note
    If Heeney gets a game it wont be a full game so you only want him on the bench if at all,Lambert is still on rookie list so is ineligible to play at present,

Danners16 · 23/01/2015 at 18:22

Hi guys
Thought I might do another draft since Supercoach is released next week
Def-Smith, Shaw, Hibberd, Walker, Whitecross, Edwards (H.Goddard, D.McKenzie)
Mid-Fyfe, Selwood, JPK, Liberatore, B.Crouch, Rich, Heeney, Freeman (Steele, Boekhurst, N.Krakouer)
Ruck-Goldstein, Kreuzer (Read)
Fwd-Deledio, Bennell, Swan, Bellchambers, Salem, Laverde (Hogan, Daniel)
$35,900 in bank
Thoughts would be great thanks

    taylorwoof · 24/01/2015 at 22:56

    Hey Danners,

    My thoughts
    – Too much spend down back. Walker a possibility to play fwd this season, which would see his scoring power decrease.
    – Starting 4 x 450K > down back looks too risky for mine. Only 2 2013 Top 10 defenders remained in 2014's Top 10 defenders…food for thought.
    – Lacking another powerful scorer in the midfield – Gaz, Pendles, Rocky. Captaincy could be painful each week.

Hazza_08 · 23/01/2015 at 18:57

Hey community. V3.0 is out. Thoughts pls

(Rainbow, Newman

(Atkins, Cavka, Krakouer)

Nic Nat

(Lambert, Cox)

28,200 left

Bye structure – 8/11/11

Jambo · 23/01/2015 at 22:47

This is my second draft for my SuperCoach team.
Defenders: Brodie Smith, Heath Shaw, Jack Newnes (MID), Beau Waters, Brett Goodes, Hugh Goddard (FWD) (Harrison Wigg, Dillon Viojo-Rainbow)
Midfielders: Rory Sloane, Callan Ward, Ollie Wines, Jack Macrae, Harley Bennell (FWD), Brad Crouch, Dom Tyson, Sam Blease (FWD), (Isaac Heeney, Nathan Freeman, Daniel McKenzie (DEF))
Rucks: Ivan Maric, Mark Blicavs (MID), Mason Cox
Forwards: Brendon Goddard(MID), Lance Franklin, Dane Swan (FWD), Christian Salem, Nick Kommer, Jesse Hogan (Caleb Daniel, Jack Lonie)
Any feedback is most welcome.

    Jambo · 23/01/2015 at 22:47

    I meant Dane Swan (MID)

    Boydo · 24/01/2015 at 18:43

    Hard choice for Capt and Vice Capt each week. You lack ultra premos. Blicavs a unique choice, not sure what role he will play or therefore what his scoring potential will be?

      Jambo · 26/01/2015 at 11:01

      Fair call on capt and vice capt but I think I will switch between Sloane and Ward most weeks. but the ultra premos are overpriced in my opinion. Jelwood is better in the 2nd half of the season. Ablett, Rockliff and Pendlebury will come down in price. Sloane and Ward have more upside. I expect Blicavs will score 70-90 each week (he'll play every week and with byes to take into consideration, a valuable option) but will prove handy down the track with switching him into the midfield and using him as bench cover.

    grove_street · 27/01/2015 at 08:30

    Starting the year without God or Dependles… Massive plumbs sir

      Jambo · 28/01/2015 at 14:38

      Yep, MASSIVE! I intend to pick up Ablett as a fallen premium mid-season.

@noahcavanagh · 23/01/2015 at 22:59

Thoughts on my team would be much appreciated
Brodie smith
Heath shaw
Michael Johnson
Beau waters
Shaun edwards
Hugh Goddard
Dillion viojo-rainbow
Zaine Cordy
Nat fyfe
Rory solane
Robbie Gray
Nathan van Berlo
Nathan freeman
Issac heeney
Blaine Boekhorst
Jayden laverde
Kane lambert
Nic Nat
Matthew Luenberger
Mason Cox
Brendon Goddard
Harley Bennell
Luke Dahlhaus
Michael Walters
Tom bellchambers
Mitch Clark
Jesse Hogan
Caleb Daniel
Bank: $35,400

    Boydo · 24/01/2015 at 18:40

    I would suggest putting Grey and Lavarde in forward line replacing Walters (85-90pts) and Dahlhaus (90-95pts). Leaving you $911k to get Pendles (125pts) and Biggs/Brayshaw/Cripps (70pts?) or your choice of rookie. More points and make more money!!

Jimmy Joe · 24/01/2015 at 11:49

Hey there community. Some good looking teams floating about. Any chance I could get some brutal honesty about version 1? Cheers!

Burgoyne, Smith, Shaw, Mayes, Waters, McKenzie D (Goddard, Rainbow)

Ablett, Selwood, Heppell, Treloar, Danger, Cripps, Biggs, Boekhorst (Krakouer, Heeney, Freeman)

Nic Nat, Leuy (Cox)

Gray, Martin, Swan, Wingard, Hogan, Lamb (Daniel, Knight)

$12, 000 in kitty.

Thanks folks.

    Boydo · 24/01/2015 at 18:28

    Good team your mids seem a little light on for ultra premium mids M3-5.
    Have you looked at down grading Wingard to Clark or Saleem and upgrading at least two of Heppell / Danger / Treloar to ultra Premiums like Rocky/Fyfe/Pendles etc. Would score more points and make more money!!

      Jimmy Joe · 24/01/2015 at 18:32

      I'll have a play around. I'm convinced at least one of Danger or Heppell will go nuts this year but I'll suss out fitting in another ultra prem or 2. Thanks.

        Boydo · 24/01/2015 at 19:13

        You may prefer to keep your current structure but won’t hurt to give it a go and see how it looks.

    taylorwoof · 24/01/2015 at 22:24

    Hey Jimmy Joe!!

    – Like the Nic Nat / Luey ruck combo. My current team has this exact ruck combo R1 to R3. Quite a lot of teams going Kreuzer. I'm preferring Luey > Kreuzer.

    – Good forward line, three strong premium selections along with a mid pricer with premium ability plus 2 rooks. Solid structure.

    – Mid rookies, pre NAB i think you may have the right rookies selected there.

    * Too much spend down back. I would only start two premium defenders. Only two 2013 Top 10 defenders finished Top 10 in 2014. Too risky for mine starting more than two in 2015.

    * The above extra spend has decreased the scoring power of your midfield. I'd look at bolstering M3 to M5. Though if you're keen they'll go nuts…then keep 2, upgrade 1. Then maybe spend rest elsewhere.

    * Captaincy……Ablett the captain, but only one real Plan-B being Selwood. The addition of a Fyfe, Rocky or Pendles would give you an extra Captaincy option.

      Jimmy Joe · 25/01/2015 at 11:25

      Thanks for the tips t_woof. You're a legend. I'll have a muck around and see what happens.

Seb · 25/01/2015 at 00:05

Some feedback on this team would be great, thanks.

Def: Malceski, shaw, adcock, waters, Goodes, whitecross(Johnson, Goddard)
Mid: ablett, sloane, Priddis, ward, S.Hill, van Berlo, Biggs, heeney(boekhorst, freeman, McKenzie)
Ruck: Naitinui, Leuenberger(soldo)
Fwd: Deledio, Rioli, swan, motlop, Garlett, hogan(laverde, Daniel)

Cash left: $11,500
Bye Structure: 12/10/8

t_woof · 25/01/2015 at 18:22

Was sifting through defenders again last night for the 5842536872598 time, looking for the best/cheapest way to achieve the prime.

A name made me laugh, thought i'd share with the community……..

Shaun Atley

Remember when he was 'All The Rage' last pre season……..Laughter is always good.

    throttlefinger · 26/01/2015 at 11:00

    Ha! The scroll bar on the Higginator automatically scrolls 3x faster down when his name is in site.

    Understand why Atley and Higgins seems like a good idea. But if you say Higgins at D3 or Atley at D3…just doesn't feel right. Seedsman makes more sense, given the change in personnel.

    Leaning on either Smith/Hibberd as D1, then Newnes, Docherty and Waters. Was thinking of going Ibbo as D4 and Waters as D5. But think there will be some rooks to take the last two spots. Or that's the hope, Twoof.

      t_woof · 26/01/2015 at 12:58

      3x faster, that's a p!sser.

      You're not wrong Throtts, speaking their names at D3 doesn't sound right at all…….I think Higgins is capped at around an 85 AVE….will be interesting to see his exact role at North. Whether predominately half back, or a mix of that and "midfield time".

      I'm starting to lean the same way re D1 and D2 as well, but different personnel at D1. Premium/Newnes for D1,D2. I've been going back and forth between Esky, Simmo, Hodge, Birchall….can't make up my mind…..Hodgey currently in the spot.

      I'm hoping the exact same thing!! 2 Rookies to start……Let's hope the SC Gods are kind. I think it's the right move to start the rooks there if they're available.

      Hoping with the injury of Trengove, Clurey is one of them. A quick in and out for 5-6 rounds…ala Pittard, Heath, Stevensen from 2013.

      Sitting on a very ambitious Hodge/Newnes/Waters/Whitecross/Clurey/H.Goddard right now……

        Dools · 26/01/2015 at 13:16

        That is ambitious T Woof, but instead of white X /Hodge – Bourgoyne and Smith sacfrifice in the Fwds IOT enable

          t_woof · 26/01/2015 at 13:52

          Hahahaha….i'm probably asking too much aren't i Dools…..hahahaha

          Adding those two changes, i'm -239K …..I'm not sold on Burgoyne maintaining his 94 AVE. Thinking he lands between 85-90 this year.

          Thinking only 2 x 400K > starting defenders this year……How's your back line looking Dools?

            Dools · 26/01/2015 at 14:09

            Higgins is not in it for a start LOL .

            throttlefinger · 26/01/2015 at 21:14

            Not a Burgoyne man myself either. Toying with Hodgey yet touch of the same concerns as Burgoyne. Age, slow starter and form/SC numbers seem on the decline. Leaning toward the youth of either Smith/Hibberd. Future is bright for those two, although concerns as well.

              rick · 26/01/2015 at 22:12

              My defence so fsr. Malceski Burgoyne Shaw Lumumba Rook Rook. Btw
              Seedsman is injured

                throttlefinger · 26/01/2015 at 22:24

                Lot of coin back there, Ricko. Least predictable of the lines. Could pay in your favor but cost of Esky may hurt you in long run, in my opinion.

                Seedsman is looking in good shape to make R1 (still need to see if he's taking over Lumumbra's role)

                  t_woof · 27/01/2015 at 01:50

                  I agree with Throttle, too much spend down back Rick.

                  I'm thinking if you're going Malceski at D1, then rest need to be that < 450 for the remainder of the line.

                  EG: Malceski, Lumumba, Waters, Whitecross, Rookie, Rookie.

                  Really hoping Whitecross, Clurey, Goddard etc get early games. Will reduce some major headaches.

                    throttlefinger · 27/01/2015 at 01:57

                    Sure others have shared this notion, but toying with going all mid pricers in the back line:


                    Saving that much loot in such an unpredictable line does feel like a worthwhile risk. But this feels almost reckless, Twoof.

                    t_woof · 27/01/2015 at 02:21

                    Agree, saving loot down back is a worthwhile risk. But yep, that is borderline reckless……but hell, it could damn work as well…..

                    I'd almost prefer to replace two of D2-D4 with a premium and Whitecross/Rook. At least less risk with the premium, and make cash on the rookie.

                    Hurry up NAB…..we need to sort out our back lines! Hahahaha

                    t_woof · 27/01/2015 at 02:25

                    But hell, i can't comment too much about being 'Reckless' when i'm sitting on:



                    throttlefinger · 27/01/2015 at 02:26

                    NOOOOOOOOO KIDDING. Get here NOW!!!

                    Just got the Prospectus on Friday. Funny because the offseason reviews and write-ups by the boys makes this more to confirm notions discussed in the offseason. Have about 2-3 structures I like (and yes, one is Gaz-less). But really need NAB to confirm the mid pricers and lean on the rooks who look R1 ready.

                    t_woof · 27/01/2015 at 02:34

                    Prospectus, nice!!! How is it?

                    That's one thing i've actually never purchased….Even though i don't mind crushing the SC numbers.

                    A Gaz-less structure….oeeee….very interesting!! Don't let Jock get wind of that! Hahahahaha

                    throttlefinger · 27/01/2015 at 02:41

                    It's nice from the standpoint of breaking down each player's strengths and weakness stat wise. Lot of the numbers you can't get on footywire or Team trends are good too and strength of schedule and little info bits like that.

                    But, it really expensive for me to ship. Got the shipping free last year because they botched it twice. Extra $45 AUD in just shipping. Not THAT helpful. If it put together a R1 ready team, I could justify the price.

                    Nervous about Gaz and recovery from injury. And his burgeoning midfield. He simply may not need to do as much (and could asked not to given his age and prone to injury factor will go up).

                    Not leaning on it but if he looks a shade slower in NAB, will jump on him later after he hits his stride. 25/75 for doing that, by the way.

                    Dools · 27/01/2015 at 16:21

                    OMFG TF
                    I Know a guy on this website that was running without Baby Jesus.
                    Man he was crucified – Turned to drink I hear!
                    By the way I heard he was really happy . but he can't walk on water anymore. Holes in his feet!!!

                    t_woof · 27/01/2015 at 17:16

                    Bahahaha mint Dools!

                    The masses didn't treat him lightly that's for sure!!

                    Dools · 27/01/2015 at 18:26

                    Je ne suis pas d'accord mon ami t woof, all those 'Our Fathers' and 'Hail Mary's' made him into the man