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My Supercoach 2015 team v2.0

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AFL Supercoach Legend Jock Reynolds

Teams are taking shape all over the country community.

And the buzz and excitement as we nuzzle into February is as big as it has ever been at this time of year.

Our version 1 of My Supercoach Team almost broke the bloody internet – so here we are with a fresh v2.0. Keen to see how your teams are shaping up. Gotta tell you – the level of fantasy professionalism has increased impressively this year. Proud of how many of you are coming along.


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David

How's it going
Wouldn't mind a rating for my team http://i.imgur.com/2VVbLsc.png

Jimmy

Jock How come I can't see your team?

Sean

I cant seem to find Jocks team as well

Jai

Gday lads – Jock isn't posting his team on this post – its for us to show ours for some helpful community feedback! cheers

Trab Pukcip

Hi David, very light in the mids there mate with too many $$ spent in defence! A lot of risk picks there in the mids, griffin, swallow, stevens. Usually worth only going 1 risk in that crucial line! Just my opinion 🙂

Bonters

DEF: H Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Waters, Whitecross, Goddard (Viojo-Rainbow, D McKenzie)

MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Selwood, Wines, Van Berlo, Heeney, Boekhurst (Laverde, Freeman, Krakouer)

RUCK: Naitanui, Kreuzer (M Cox)

FWD: Deledio, Bartel, Goddard, Swan, Hogan, C Daniel (Clark, Steele)

60k in bank, cheers.

Benjo

Def: Very nice. Personally not going Hibberd this year when you can get the same value for 100k less in Ibbotson or someone,
Mid: Like the inclusion of Wines. Could have a breakout year but his finish has me worried. Rookies look good thus far.
Rucks: Great.
Forwards: Love the forwards, particularly like the POD in Bartel. Not sure if Caleb will get early games but if so he is a lock.
Overall nice team

vinnymac

Very good balance overall, all popular picks but I’m liking the POD selections Bartel and Wines.

chrisflavel

Best side I've seen on here.

BomberSam

Great team. 18 of your players are in my squad too! Remember that Ablett, Pendles and Fyfe all have the round 12 bye. Also Laverde and Krakouer can both be forwards and are taking up two of your precious midfield positions. Food for thought, but it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Ash

Waters is extremely popular but everyone needs to heed Adam Simpsons words, he is still having issues with his shoulder, Simmo actually mentioned he is worried about him being able to pick up his kids in the future and there is no guarantee he will play.

Benjo

Candy Sellers

Def: J.Newnes (87), S.Docherty (94), B.Waters (76), G.Ibbotson (73), B.Whitecross (73), Z.Jones (62) (T.Clurey (21.20), N.Newman (21.20))
Mid: G.Ablett (118), S.Pendlebury (113), J.P. Kennedy (118), O.Wines (110), A.Swallow (102), R.Griffen (101), N.Freeman (68), P.Cripps (66) (B.Acres (29.33), T.Dumont (21.20))
Ruc: M.Leuenberger (82), M.Kreuzer (82) (J.Griffin (25.09), T.Nankervis (21.20))
Fwd: D.Martin (103), B.Deledio (101), D.Swan (105), T.Mitchell (98), T.Adams (71.38), C.Salem (67) (M.Clark (68), K.Lambert (21.20))

33k remaining. What are your thoughts on this side? I think it is a solid side, yet I have too many midpricers. Cheers!

Benjo

Thanks Jock! Yeah I agree with you mate. Too many mid pricers. Thank god for this website.

throttlefinger

Strong side, Benjo. Love the double Tiger attack in fwd line. Agree with Jock, but also in your forward line. Swan/Titch/Adams, I'd try to move Adams down to a rook and upgrade Titch to a prem. Too many "ifs" in that trio.

Think you're right picking either Griffin or Nakervis as your R3. One of those you will need with the Kreuzeberger duo.

Nice!

Benjo

Thanks Throttle! Agree with you 100%!

Corvus

Hey Benjo, some solid thinking there mate, however you will have to re-jig your structure to allow for just the one ruck on the bench and an extra mid for this season.

Like most of your premo locks, and WHERE you have thrown the cash around… ie mids, and mids selected as forwards. Also thinking of going light on spending in def initially and investing once someone puts there hand up in season proper. Just too risky guessing who warrants the cash down back atm imo.

General Soreness

Benjo you have last years structure mate with 2 ruck bench and 2 mid bench. There is only one ruck bench and now 3 mid bench this year. On the team front, solid mate, nothing to add to what has already been said.

jdOzman

Benjo,
Looks pretty solid mate, but you have 4 rucks and only 10 mids (last years format).

Muddiemoose

H, Shaw. J, Harbrow
J, Newns B, Waters
S, Edwards H,Goddard

V rainbow D Mckenzie

Mids
God Ablet S,Pendles
N, Fyfe R, Slone
A, Miles B, Crouch
I Heeney B boekehorst

N Feeeman. J Steele. K Lambert

Rucks

T Goldstein M Leuenberger
T Read

Forwards
Lids. H, Bennell
D, Swan. T, Mitchell
M, Clark. J, Hogan

J, Laverde. C, Daniel

Had griffin instead of crouch as of a few hours ago but all this talk about his back has me concerned.

Kev

Def, mid, rucks all look solid MM. Forwards look very light with Lids being your only real premium. Consistency is the biggest worry for Bennell, I'd like to see him have a solid season under his belt before I outlay 500k+ for him. Clark has already stuffed his calf and I think that's a sign of things to come. Better rookies will present themselves

Muddiemoose

Thanks Kev appreciate the feedback!
I like your point about Bennell and going to swap him out now

Muddiemoose

Took Shaw out for hibbard to free some cash and replaced Bennell with Goddard both Essendon boys I know but looked the best options with the cash I was willing to spend

Baller

Kev, you must have no idea. That defence is weak. You've criticised his forwards, but they easily are stronger than the defence.

FWD – Delidio is a must have, Bennell huge ceiling but is often injured, Swan potential but who knows if he'll ever get back to his best (oldest Pie on the list), Mitchell potential but hasn't broken into the senior team consistently, Clark injured, Hogan unproven, Lav/Daniel unproven. Lots of doubts there – I agree Kev, but also lots of potential if it comes off.

But DEF – Shaw solid but Delidio will outscore, Harbrow inconsistent and are his good scores as good as others there(?), Newns (who?), Waters didn't play in 2014, Edwards/Goddard/Rainbow(?)/McKenzie – unproven, who knows if they'll get games.

Benjo

Let's see your team mate because IMO this is a solid team. You must be crazy to not have Waters and Newnes.

Seaford Scouse

I reckon Kev nailed it Baller. And tbh defence is the weakest link this year with $ to be saved from that line and pumped into the higher scoring areas as per your comment re: Lids. Wait and see who comes good first and jump on is how I’ll be approaching it, I certainly won’t be paying over 500k for anyone in that line to start with.

Sully321

I'm on iPad is there a reason i can't see the team?

Kev

Jock hasn't posted his team, Sully. The intro sentence was merely highlighting the separate v1 rate my team thread

Tom McVilly

Defenders: B.Smith, H.Shaw, M.Hibberd, P.Seedsman, B.Waters, H.Goddard ( D.Viojo-Rainbow, D.McKenzie)

Mids: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, R.Sloane, M.Barlow, A.Swallow, N.Cockatoo, I.Heeney, B.Boekhurst (J.Steele, N.Freeman, K.Lambert)

Rucks: Nic Nat, Lauenburger (T.Read)

Forwards: B.Deledio, L.Franklin, B.Goddard, D.Swan, J.Hogan, S.Blease (N.Krakour, C.Daniel)

Feedback is appreciated thanks guys.
Love your work boys

Kev

Seedsman will miss first few rounds with hip surgery http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2014-01-28/s

Looks solid otherwise. Keep an eye on Cockatoo and Blease for best 22 spots. Right noises coming out of the cats for Cockatoo but Blease could be in and out of the team

Michael

Mate that article on Seedsman is about the 2014 season, hip surgery was in 2014

Chris Lever

Sounds like a pretty shit team mate hehe

Blueprime

50100 cap remaining.

hodge hibberd birchall waters goddard d McKenzie fuller rainbow

ablett pendlebury j selwood dangerfield wines griffen van berlow heeney boekhorst n freeman krakouer

kreuzer leuenberger cox

delidio goddard swan t Mitchell clark Hogan laverde Daniel

am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bible so I can get it right!!!!
cheers.

Kev

If your gonna go with Kruze/Luey combo in the ruck you need cover IMO

vcloophole

Yep good point Kev.
Ryder or Bellchambers in your forward line would give you that DPP cover you need old mate

Matt

shaw, Hibberd,walker
Waters, Goddard, Mckenzie
Lever, rainbow

Ablett, Pendles, j.selwood, danger
J.steven, van berlo, heeney, freeman
Borkhorst, vandenberg, Steele

Nic Nat, Kreuzer
Nankervis

Goddard, franklin,Swan
Mitchell, Clarke, hogan
Laverde, Daniel

356k remaining

Kev

A lot of cash left over, Matt. Maybe look at upgrading Clark or Steven to a more reliable option

Nev

upgrade a back to premo like Birch

Anthony

DEF: B.Smith, Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Waters, Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow, D.Mckenzie

MID: Gablett, Rocky, Pendles, Heppell/Libba, Wines, NVB, Heeney, Boekhorst, Freeman, Steele, Vandenberg

RUCK: Goldy, Nic Nat, M.Cox

FWD: Deledio, BJ Goddard, Swan, Hogan, Laverde, Daniel, Krakouer, T.Lamb

300k to manoeuvre, thought?

vinnymac

Perhaps find a cheaper alternative to B.Smith and use that extra cash to upgrade one of your fwd rookies to a premium?

vcloophole

Like Blueprime above ^^^^ you haven't got any ruck bench cover. Cox's sole purpose is to provide the cheapest DPP link available to the forward line. He wont play unless there is catastrophic injury to Collingwoods ruck stocks.
I would be on Andrew Swallow or Griifen over Libba mate. Just my 2 cents 🙂

Anthony

Set and forget rucks this yr any money spent on R3 is wasted, Griff dodgy back, not a fan of swallow
However I feel light up fwd

vcloophole

"Set and forget rucks this yr any money spent on R3 is wasted"…wow, well that makes perfect sense if you choose not to have DPP ruck cover. Copping doughnuts needlessly in the ruck when your 'set and forget' starters invariably miss the odd week here-and-there is an 'interesting' new SC strategy mate.

Seaford Scouse

Maybe look at Martin, Crisp or Mitchell as upgrades in your fwd line Anthony.

Nathan

Feedback please!

DEF

Simpson, Shaw, Newnes, Rampe, Waters, H Goddard (Maynard, Viojo Rainbow)

MID

Ablett, Selwood, Fyfe, Sidebottom, Guthrie, Van berlo,Cockatoo,Heeney,

(Freeman,Boekhorst, Laverde)

RUC

Nic Nat, Luenburger (Nankervis)

FWD

Goddard,Dusty, Smith, Swan, ,Saad, Hogan

(Daniel, Lambert)

Stickman

Quite enjoy the look of the team. Great POD in Sidebottom. Though I don't agree with Rampe did not tonne up after round 7. I think Paul Seedsman is a better alternative and this would allow you to upgrade Guthrie to a cheap Joey Montagna.

Nathan

Thanks for the feedback

Stickman

All good mate. That's what the community is for, but remember the final decision is yours. Go with your gut.

throttlefinger

Here ye go (rooks, naturally, are NAB, R1 pending)

D: Hibberd, Kelly, Hampton, Waters, Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow (McGinness, Newman)
M: Ablett, Pendles, Beams, Smurph, Danger, Griffen, Biggs, Boekhorst (Freeman, Blakely, Krakouer)
R: NicNat, Luey (Nankervis)
F: Goddard, Buddy, Dusty, Swan, Hogan, Laverde (Steele, Daniel)

Jake

Will Biggs play?

throttlefinger

May or may not, Jake. At that price, easy to move up or down if he doesn't.

Canny the Manny

I have Dane Beams also. 120+ Year I reckon. Similar backline structure to myself with the 2 premos, 2 midpricers and 2 rookies. Love the forward line. Nice team coming along here Throts, just out of interest, where did you sit in the rankings at the end of last year Mate?

throttlefinger

Hey Canny! In the back of the pack. Made a bunch of rash decisions and impulsive trades. My impatient side got the best of me and didn't back my players. 2nd year blues (mixed with a large dollop of stupidity). More importantly, didn't lean on the community. Live and learn.

Big fan of Beams. Like Sloane as well. But think Beams with a new team and strong midfield will propel him into the top 5 mids.

How did you do last season?

Canny the Manny

Hahaha, sounds all too familiar!
I've just come off one of my more successful years, finally learning the right balance in structure (guns and rookies all the way) which got me to the borderline 5000th mark. After a season low of 1800 points scored in my final round due to loss of half my bloody team to injury, I plummeted close to 2000 positions after the last round alone! Of course blowing all my trades with 2 rounds to go, but as you said; Live and Learn!
If you're in need of a cheap backline option before round 1, jump on Paul Seedsman of Collingwood who's priced at approx 360k. he has serious potential (not going to say Brownlow potential just yet but we'll wait and see!). I've been waiting for him to come good for a couple of years now and I reckon this is his year. Should play a rebounding defender type in the absence of Harry Lumumba which will be supercoach gold. Watch how he goes in the NAB.

throttlefinger

Ha! Seedsman is on my D3 watchlist. Leaning toward Hampton but if starting rooks are a concern, may make Seeds my D4 and Waters my D5. Don't think that will be the case but like everything…good to plan.

Kev

Hard to poke holes in that TF! Great effort mate. Love the Hampton selection. Really liked what I read about him in the mag.

The risks are obvious with Luey and for his sake I hope he can stay on the park. Scored 96 in the one match he played in tandem with Stef Martin so I don't think that will be as much of a thing to worry about as people are suggesting. Just can't get past his injury history though…

throttlefinger

Thanks Kev. Not fully formed but structures are starting to firm up.

Agree about Luey. Actually would prefer to put Nicholls in the R2 spot. If he looks like R1 for GCS, may move Smurph to Wines to make it happen.

How's your squad coming along?

skindog

Hey Throtts, was going Nichols on your recommendation, but cant stop looking at Hampton!!! price vs games vs av, looks promisihg??? yhought it might be a POD,,, ooops beeeeer time

throttlefinger

Still leaning Nichols. Don't have $ for him in this iteration, but have another where he works (Wines for Smurph).

lostlarrikin

Pretty solid TF.
Any news on where Kelly will play this yr? Is he one of ur gut selections?
Hampton bold, but shouldn't go backwards.
Enviable fwd line, tre sweet mate.

throttlefinger

No news on Kelly. Hope is he reprises half back role. If see signs of that in NAB, will stick. If not will go up to Enright or down to Newnes. He's a bit of gut and bit of POD tweener between mainstays Enright and flavor of month Newnes.

Diggin Hampton. On the uptick and with Patfull will give him more freedom to do what he does best. See 85 average ahoy.

How's your boys looking?

Foxymop

Interesting defensive strategy. Waters as high as D4 worries me
Compensated by your 6 mids, and I like the pick of Biggs – thinking of going there myself. Griff back concerns surfacing out of GWS. Repalce with a POD ? Hannebery was my swap

For both our sakes I hope Leuandhamandeggegburger plays (and well), but I'm toying with the extra $$ for Goldy
Standard 4 gun approach in the forwards
Good luck

throttlefinger

Hey Foxy.

Yeah, I'm toying with the extra money for Nichols instead of Luey. Depends on NAB play and if he's GCS's #1. But if he can dupe season 1 form, be a steal.

Griff is a wait and see. Did pretty damn good at the end of last season if his back was an issue. See what's what during NAB.

Yeah, the thinking is having mids/fwds dialed in so I could take some chances in the back line, which has, by far, the least sure-fires players in the bunch. If Waters is healthy, he'll be worth it. Rate him higher than Suckling and he's cheaper than last year's most popular midpricers. Also, hope is being employed that there will be 2-3 rooks who will get nice and fatty and be ready to cull by R11.

Tried to give myself some flexibility in case things don't work out the way I hope for the rookie crop. But sure I won't be the only one affected if the R1 rooks are slim pickings.

Thanks for your comments, Foxy!

Sarah

Hey Throtts!
Good looking team there mate. You've put Hampton on my radar again. I had a brief look at him last year before deciding against him. Has been on a steady increase over his 3 years and probably would've increased more if not for the injury in round 12. Hmmm, interesting!! Love the Dusty pick, also thinking of picking him over Deledio if the midfield move is proven correct. Watch Waters closely in the NAB, if he's not right you may need to strengthen your backline a little.
Loving the Beams, Smurph and Danger combo!! Watch out for Griffins back.

That's all I've got for you today! Overall, love your team!

throttlefinger

Hey Sarah, how's it going? Thanks for giving this the once over.

Griffs is definitely a wait and see. And may decide to drop him for Swallow so I can change Luey for Nicholls. All depends on NAB play. Waters is definitely a concern yet I rate as good if not better than Suckling who was rave last year and was much more expensive. If he looks good, he's in. If not, will either try to get Seedsman or hope that there is a strong $200-150K player to take.

But like you, awaiting to see this rookie crop to see if I can stick to my structures.

vcloophole

Wow Throtts, you have so many POD's, and it's difficult to argue with any of them! Very ballsy side my man, I like it!
What's your backup plan if Floggard and Twanga (Hibberd) are rubbed out for the early part of the year? Like-for-like to keep your structure?

throttlefinger

Hey Vcloophole!

Have a backup plan for that: Floggard = Bartel. Hibberd = Hodge or Enright.

Really like this structure but really relies on there being 2 solid R1 playing rooks for back and front lines. (don't think mids will be a problem). Tried to make the PODs less of a risk and more those who I feel are on the uptick. Hampton and Waters are the biggest risks, yet am comfortable with their form and potential to average more than they are priced at now. Shall see, shall see.

How's your squad coming?

Seaford Scouse

I think Goddard was traded after the saga guys so he should be safe, still an interesting dilemma though if the bulk of the 1sts are out.

matty29

Hey Jock,
thoughts on my team? can you suggest any changes I could make?
http://gyazo.com/c1c1497d57460cf95910e61df4ea6a06

Danners16

Hey Matt, nice team although, having three elite premiums out on the same round maybe be a problem, also taking a punt with two rookie listed players on the forward bench, otherwise a nice team for now

Daniel P

hey jock would really appreciate ur feedback

D: Simpson, Hodge, Higgins, Waters, Clurey, Goddard

M: Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Sloane, Kennedy, Cockatoo, Heeney, Boekhurst

R: Nic nat, Luenberger

F: Deledio, Goddard, Martin, Swan, Clark, Hogan

Cheers Jock

Daniel P

With 150k in the kitty

Kev

Don't reckon Clurey will see much more footy once Trengove is fit again. See above re: Clark. Done his calf in training which will limit his pre season

Ben

Def- K Simpson, smith,h shaw, b waters, white cross, h Goddard (lever, vickers Willis.)
Mid- ablett, pendlebury, fyfe, j Selwood, j Kennedy, van berlo, boekhorst, n freeman (krakour, heeney, j Steele.)
Ruck- kruezur, leunburger ( durdin)
Fwd- deledio, Goddard, h bennel, d swan, m Clark, hogan ( c daniel, k lambert)

Andrew

um i cant see the team either

Adam

Def:
Shaw
Smith
Birchall
Newnes
Whitecross
Goddard
(Vickers-Ellis
Saad)
Mid:
Ablett
Pendlebury
Lewis
Treloar
J.Steven
Heeney
Boekhorst
Freeman
(Durmant
Steele
Lambert)
Ruck:
Natinui
McEvoy
(Nankervis)
Forward:
Delidio
Franklin
Zorko
Swan
Salem
Hogan
(Daniel
Lamb)

Kaleb

Def: B. Smith, M. Hibberd, J. Newnes, R. Henderson, B. Waters, M. Fuller (H. Goddard, D. Viojo-Rainbow)
Mids; Gaz, Pendles, Fyfe, Priddis, A. Swallow, NVB, S. Biggs, B. Boekhorst (N. Freeman, T. Dumont, K. Lambert)
Rucks; Nic Nat, Luey (S. Durdin)
Fwds; B. Goddard, D. Martin, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, C. Salem, J. Hogan (M. Clarke, C. Daniel)
Thoughts and advice would be appreciated fellas, really unsure on whether to go Brad Crouch or Andrew Swallow, roughly 8k in the bank with this line up

Danners16

Nice team, I doubt Henderson is going to get back to his form from a couple seasons ago. 3 elite premiums with the round 12 bye could be a problem. Otherwise good team

Robert

here is my current team

Back Burgoyne, Shaw, Hibberd, Johnson, Waters, H.Goddard ( Rainbow and McKenzie)

Mid: Kennedy, Sloane Ward, Harvey, Boak, Rich,Cripps, freeman, ( Heeney, Lavarde, Krakouer)

Ruck: Kreuzer, Grundy ( Read)

Forward: Ryder, Roughy, Dahlhaus, Dusty, Clark, Hogan ( Karpany, J Steele)

I have 15k. If you think i need any improvements please let me know

ASADEN

whos your captain or vice you gotta have atleast one or two of the top five players. ryder will have a rough start wont be no1 ruck and new ruck rules will hurt him. better options than hogan, unless hes kicking six a game he wont score too highly. BIG marker small possession getter… cant see harvey playing as good as last year i think this is his year to decline. and i dunno what the fuss is about krakouer not sure where he will fit in the team tbh, yeah he got picked up but untill i hear hes getting game time i wont touch.

Rob

Jock, will Krakouer and Laverde play?

Kev

Ask again after the nab cup

Apocalypse

Defence:

Simpson, Shaw, Johnson, Newnes, Waters, Goddard. (Brown, Mckenzie)

Midfield:

Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, JPK, Danger, NVB, Cockatoo, Heeney. (Cripps, Miller, Boerkhorst)

Ruck:

Nic Nat, Bellchambers (Read)

Forward:

Deledio, Goddard, Swan, Clark, Saad, Hogan (Steele, Daniel)

Premiums locked(?) but rookies will change according to R1 selections, NAB etc.

Apocalypse

??THOUGHTS??

Donavan

Strong defense, mids & forwards.

Concerned about the reliance on Bellchambers (unable to string games together in prior seasons) with no back-up.

Josh's Apocalypse

Thanks for your thoughts mate, any idea who is most likely to play out of the rookie rucks? Thinking of Lobb atm from GWS, only needs to string 5-6 games together and be upgraded.

Josh's Apocalypse

Krezuer a better option?

@jstorm311

Here's my squad at present, pending the rookies of course.

DEF
Malceski, N
$566,600
Simpson, K
$512,800
Hibberd, M
$491,500
Waters, B
$267,200
Goddard, H
FWD$122,300
Viojo-Rainbow, D
$117,300
Kolodjashnij, J
$123,900
McKenzie, D
MID$117,300

MIDFIELDERS
Ablett, G
$734,600
Pendlebury, S
$668,800
Selwood, J
$649,900
Wines, O
$539,200
Swallow, A
$500,600
Heeney, I
$137,300
Boekhorst, B
$132,300
Vandenberg, A
$127,900
Laverde, J
FWD$127,300
Freeman, N
$123,900
Steele, J
FWD$117,300

RUCKS
Sandilands, A
$580,800
Naitanui, N
$488,300
Cox, M
FWD$102,400

FORWARDS
Deledio, B
MID$553,300
Goddard, B
MID$548,800
Swan, D
MID$464,500
Mitchell, T
MID$405,600
Bellchambers, T
RUC$302,500
Hogan, J
$130,400
Lonie, J
$117,300
Daniel, C
$117,300

throttlefinger

Very robust squad, Jstorm.

Think you have nice coverage everywhere. If I were begin nitpicky, think you're going a bit heavy on the midpricers in the forward line. Titch and Bellchambers are double risk of the same coin. Injury prone. Would take a chance on one not both. Could use savings by downgrading BC to Clark or R1 rook to replace Cox with a rook R3 who will get time this season (Nankervis, Griffin or Wright).

Really dig the Jelwood-Wines-Swallow combo. Many won't have Jelwood AND Wines to start so that could work in your favor. Again, very nice team.

@jstorm311

Only tentative with Forward line – will confirm it after NAB Cup & whether or not Mitchell is in the frame with the Mighty Swans early this year. Still may go with Gray as F1, but may see a bit of Buffalo Curve early.
To me, output is relatively more importand than price, ie, i think of the extra bit of purchase price as insurance for consistent high scorers, against going cheaper for inconsistent scores and game time.
May even change Swallow for Crouch yet – lots of thoughts in the works……

@RutegerJones

Here's my team. Gone the Higgo route of stacking the midfield. Also trying to eye off a couple of break out prospects.

Def: H.Shaw, M. Hibberd, J. Newnes, P. Seedsman, B. Waters, H.Goddard (J. Lever, D. Viojo-Rainbow)
Mids: Gaz, Pendles, R. Sloane, J. Lewis, O. Wines, J. Steven, B. Boekhorst, N. Freeman (R. Atkins, B. Stretch, N, Krakeour)
Rucks: Nic Nat, T. Bellchambers (M. Cox)
Fwds: H. Bennel, D, Swan, J. Ziebell, T. Mitchell, M. Clark, J. Hogan (R. Knight, C. Daniel)

I still have about $85k left in the kitty. I've looked at a few possible role changes and will keep an eye out on the rookies.

throttlefinger

Diggin what you're shooting for, RJ.

Think one would be nitpicky if to have issues with your back line. Shaw is not a fav of most but with Patfull could return him to his 100+ ave days. Would suggest coming up with a backup structure/plan if there are quality rook defenders for R1. Could help strengthen another line.

Bellchambers is a risk yet can understand if he looks good in NAB. Where you're exposed is no ruck backup. Unless the footy gods reign unholy war on the Pies' ruck side, Cox won't see any ball this season. Take some of that loot and get Nankervis or Wright in there. Or another ruck who played well during NAB and might have a shot of playing in the first 12 rounds.

Forward line is pretty audacious, RJ. Like Bennell yet don't think he's F1 material. F2 maybe. F3 sure. Essentially your F1-F4 are all PODs with no established "money" players (e.g. Goddard, Dusty, Lids, Boomer). Swan is a fallen so less of a chance. Ziebell the consistent form hasn't been displayed yet. And Titch, well, he is injury-prone. Just too much risk, my man.

Think you can limit the break out players around and use that 85K to give your team a little less risk and much more proven players.

eddievukovic

Thanks mate. The forward line is my most troubling line. As it's a first draft I can still see a fair bit of evolution. I get what you're saying.

I originally had Goddard and Lids in the team but have a feeling they'll drop in price and will be aiming to pick them up later. I've since ditched Ziebell for S. Motlop and Titch for M. Walters (both of who had injury affected years last year) and have upgraded Cox to Wright. Still have $40k left so will wait and see what the NAB cup brings (plus injuries) before I refine it again.

I'm pretty happy with the mids as I see Wines, Steven and Lewis all improving on their 2014 averages and you have to make a call on either Pendles or Rocky. Frankly, I see Rocky dropping a wee bit so would hope to upgrade to him at some point.

As for Shaw, I'm not 100% on him yet and will re-examine it again once I have a firmer grasp on the quality rookies who will be playing. After all, they do have a tendency to make or break your plans.

Thanks for the advice!

throttlefinger

No problem, my man. As you said, the quality of rooks will help solidify or scrap our preseason plans. Forgot to say your mids are strong. Agree with Rocky. Gonna pick him up before the byes…I hope.

Noticed your surname. You part Serb? 1/2 myself.

eddievukovic

Yeah cheers. I've been thinking about it and part of me so much wants to put Rioli in that team. I know he's a massive risk but goddamn, if he gets those hammies right, he could be a machine. Plus a part of the experience is to root for players you love to watch. I've also since switched Shaw out for Gibson. With Frawley there I can see Gibson being released a fair bit.

Croat. Both parents. Missus is 1/2 Serb 1?2 Maco. All the same really.

Have you posted your team up?

throttlefinger

Yeah, it's about 5-6 posts up.

Rioli and the biggest "if" in SC. Always have considered him yet never had the plums to put him in. Usually my gut has been proven correct. 4 rounds of brilliance with the inevitable injury popping up shortly after.

Chris

Backs: Waters S.Edwards M.Fuller H.Goddard Viojo-rainbow D.McKenzie (N.Newman J.Long)

Mids: Ablett Pendlbury Fyfe J.Selwood Heppell M.Murphy Danger Cotchin (Heeney Boakhorst Freeman)

Rucks: Kreuzer Luenberger (Cox)

Fwds: Lids Goddard Martin Swan Bellchambers C.Daniel (Krakouer L.Langford)

Sarah

While the midfield looks amazing! You'll never make enough money to upgrade your backline.

Philby

Agree with Sarah – rookie midfielders who flourish are the guts of cash generation and the ability to upgrade. You are 2-3 premiums too heavy in the midfield.- downgrade and spend a little more cash on the back line

Alex

DEF: Hibberd, Birchall, Higgins (FWD), Ibbotson, Whitecross, H.Goddard (FWD)-Clurey, S.Edwards

MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Deledio (FWD), A. Swallow, Rich, van Berlo, Cockatoo-Krakouer (FWD), Boekhorst, Dumont

RUCK: Goldstein, Leuenberger-Nankervis?

FOR: B. Goddard (MID), Swan (MID), Ziebell (MID), T. Mitchell (MID), Clark, Hogan-Daniel, Ah. Saad

$66,700 change

Lots of room to improve there trying to find more spare cash and upgrade Nank the tank!

Danners16

Nice team, I don't really think you would need a premium midfield swing in Deledio in your midfield. Your 3 best premiums in your midfield have the bye on the same round with may lead to problems. Watson may be the victim, maybe look at someone with the round 11 bye so you have a good captain in each of the bye weeks. Risky going in with Higgins and Ibbotson, but risk could lead to reward.

Patrick

Here we guys, hope you all like my fwd line

B.Martin, Hibberd, Higgins, waters, Mckenzie, Goddard, zac jones, jake kolo

Ablest, fyfe, libba, heppell, hannebery, dangerfield, Heaney, boekhurst, freeman, laverde, Steele

Nic nat, leuey, cox

Deleido, swan, bontempelli, josh Kelly, Martin, hogan, daniel. Lambert

(Also have wingard and text on the radar for the fwd line

@LekBlog

Wingard hurt himself the other day so a no from me. I like Tex though. As for blokes in your team I really like the Libba pick!

Zak

How's it going?
Would like to hear opinions on my team
Def:hodge, hibberd, Birchall, Michael Johnson (fre), marchbank, h Goddard (viojo-rainbow, d Mckenzie)
Mid: Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Heppell, Steven, Polec, Brayshaw, heeney (boekhorst, laverde, krakouer)
Rucks: Ryder, Bellchambers (m.cox)
Fwd: swan, ziebell, Wingard, bonts, petracca, hogan (Steele, Daniel)

Not to sure about the fwd line :/

Tom S

DEF- Heath Shaw, Hibberd, Simpson, Newnes, Goddard, Viojo-R. BENCH- Scharenberg, mckenzie

MID- Ablett, Selwood, Kennedy, Heppel, Hannebry, Rich, Heeny, Freeman. BENCH- Laverde, Dawson, Krakouer

RUC- Nic Nat, Kreuzer BENCH- T.Read

FWD- Deledio, Goddard, Swan, Mitchell, Salem, Clark BENCH- Steele, Daniel

Thoughts?
I think i might be lacking in the midfield slightly? Was also thinking about slotting Andrew Swallow in the MID and maybe even Jamie Elliot up front?

Danners16

Hey Tom, I reckon bringing in Swallow probably would be a great idea as you already have 4 premiums in your midfield with the round 12 bye. They are all good options but at least two need to go if you want to contend for the title. Every where else looks good to go

Donavan

I would downgrade T.Mitchell and upgrade a mid rookie.

Otherwise really good team, particularly like inclusion of Hannerbury as a POD.

Andrew

ok jock heres my team, let me know your thoughts, please be gentle.

DEF, Hodge, Houli, Waters, B Goodes, Whitecross, H Goddard (Dick, McKenzie

MIDS, Ablett, Pendlebury, Boak, Hartlett, Rich, Van Berlo, Heeney, Boekhorst ( Vandenberg, Laverde, Freeman)

RUCKS, Ryder, Leuenberger (Kruezer)

FORWARDS, Gray, Deledio, Franklin, Swan, Adams, Salem ( Hogan, Daniel)

Donavan

Not sure about B.Goodes, Rich (and how he fits in the new look Bris midfield), and Gray (too expensive, surey cant have a better year than in 2014).

I would choose 2 rucks, and a cheap 3rd ruck option to start.

So I would downgrade Gray & 3rd ruck, and upgrade Goodes & Rich (or a mid rookie).

Otherwise solid team.

Andrew

Cheers donavan, i wasnt sure about goodes either just couldn’t decide on anyone else, as for rich just thought I’d give him a look n see how he goes, as for gray well im a power supporter and think he will only get better and if he doesn’t it’s going to bite me in the arse but for a player like that im willing to give it a shot. Will look at the ruck set up, thanks for the feedback

Brendan

DEF: K Simpson, M Hibberd, S Thompson, S Savage, S Edwards, H Goddard (D Viojo-Rainbow, N Newman)
MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Selwood, R Griffen, A Swallow, S Mitchell, N van Berlo, I Heeney (B Boekhorst, N Freeman, K Lambert)
RUCK: N Naitanui, M Leuenberger (M Cox)
FWD: B Goddard, D Martin, D Swan, T Mitchell, J Hogan, J Laverde (J Steele, C Daniel)
55k left in bank. Rookies are sure to change when round 1 teams are named and NAB Cup performances and most likely the ruck to get some more reliable options in.
Thoughts? Cheers

Donavan

Probably the most balanced team I have seen yet in terms of Premo's, Mid-pricers & Rookies.

I like the inclusion of Savage, but have my doubts around T.Mitchell.

Brendan

Cheers Donavan for the feedback and yeah i will have to watch Sydney carefully during the NAB Cup to see how T Mitchell will fit into the team to make sure he will get consistent game time and if he has the potenial to break out.

Gold Rush

Jock, Where be your V2 team? Keen on having a gander in hope of getting an insight into the mind of 'The Father of Fantasy' GOD!

Westy

Weplan Warriors v2
D: Hibberd, Duffield, H Taylor, Newnes, Whitecross, Lever (A Johnson, H Goddard – will probably swap Johnson for the Rainbow)
M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Sloane, Lewis, Wines, Sheed, Cripps, Laverde, (Heeney, Steele, Boekhorst)
R: Mumford, Kreuzer, Leuenberger
F: Goddard, Swan, Bontempelli, Tarrant, Daniel, D Menzel, (Clark, Markworth)

I'm probably looking at a few very PODs with Tarrant, Menzel and Johnson given their injury history – and it appears Johnson may be out for 2015).
The 3 ruck arrangement probably puts too many $ on the bench.

Donavan

Good team, but yes, too much money in the 3rd ruck.

Like the inclusions of Lewis & Wines in the mids, H.Taylor in defense, and Menzel in the forwards.

I would downgrade R3, and upgrade either Cripps or a mid rookie.

Westy

Thanks Donavan

T-MAC

Not sure why you would be picking Menzel when he isn't on the park yet.

Westy

Good point T-MAC. I hadn't looked that closely at his progress, so hadn't realised that. Thanks for the update.

troppo

DEFENDERS
1. Newnes, J $436,800
2. Ibbotson, G $342,900
3. Shaw, H $497,800
4. Simpson, K $512,800
5. Waters, B $267,200
6. Goddard, H$122,300

23. Viojo-Rainbow, D $117,300
24. McKenzie, D MID$117,300

MIDFIELDERs
7. Ablett, G $734,600
8. Selwood, J $649,900
9. Kennedy, J $612,200
10. Priddis, M $606,200
11. Zaharakis, D $484,200
12. van Berlo, N $215,600
13. Heeney, I $137,300
14. Boekhorst, B $132,300

25. Laverde, J $127,300
26. Atkins, R $123,900
27. Freeman, N $123,900

RUCKS
15. Goldstein, T $574,400
16. Naitanui, N $488,300

28. Cox, M $102,400

FORWARDS
17. Goddard, B $548,800
18. Swan, D $464,500
19. Motlop, S $434,700
20. Mitchell, T $405,600
21. Clark, M $155,200
22. Hogan, J $130,400

29. Daniel, C $117,300
30. Lamb, T $117,30

With 100k in the bank, any opinions? thanks

Donavan

Nice team.

Tom Mitchell is highly priced, for a guy that has been given enough opportuntity to warrant selection in my opinion. Hopes he gets opoortunities in 2015, but also could see him as a massive tease.

Slaternator

Love the Zaharakis selection. Great POD and by all reports having a very good preseason. Can see him averaging 100-105.

Patch

Loving the look of that, Troppo. Not sure about Zaharakis though, he may average 100, but I don't think he'll make the top 15 mids, or even 20. Wines going to explode in my opinion.

Also unsure about backs, but I can't offer much better at this stage.

Jadyn

DEF: N. Malceski. K. Simpson. H. Shaw. B. Waters. B. Whitecross. N. Brown (H. Goddard, D. Mckenzie)

MID: G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, J. Kennedy, R. Griffen, A. Swallow, D. Rich, N. Van Berlo, I. Heeney (B. Boekhorst, N. Freeman, N. Krakouer)

RUC: T. Goldstein, M, Kruezer (T. Read)

FWD: B. Goddard, P. Ryder, D. Swan, T. Bellchambers, M. Clark, J. Hogan (J. Laverde, C. Daniel)

Thoughts please

Donavan

Great team, did it come-in under budget?

Only questions are Brown in defense (doesnt dispose of the ball enough), Bellchambers (doesnt play enough games).

Jadyn

Yeah 14.6k remaining, and I’m also not sure about brown, I’ll see which rookies play and put them on field. Bellchambers will get more games with Ryder gone won’t he?

Dools

Ding Dong is an injury waiting to happen buddy I m hearing stuff from the west regarding Lycette and also a new kid in town on the ruc line but my POD is not starting Bellchambers Jayden

TheGavatron

DEF:
Brodie Smith, Heath Shaw, Michael Hibberd, Beau Waters, Brendan Whitecross, Matthew Dick (Dillon Viojo-Rainbow, Hugh Goddard)

MID:
Gary Ablett, Joel Selwood, Rory Sloane, Matt Priddis, Andrew Swallow, Nathan van Berlo, Isaac Heeney, Blaine Boekhorst (Patrick Cripps, Jack Steele, Billy Stretch)

RUCK:
Nic Naitanui, Matthew Kreuzer (Jack Hannath)

FWD:
Robbie Gray, Brendon Goddard, Dustin Martin, Tom Bellchambers, Christian Salem, Caleb Daniel (Mitch Clark, Jesse Hogan)

Any thoughts? (And please bear in mind that I have a very strict "No Collingwood" selection policy)

Donavan

Very Good Team, only a couple of question marks.

Patrick Cripps is an expensive bench warmer.
Robbie Gray – at a high starting price, may be better waiting for that price to drop, then bring him in, used cash elsewhere in forwardline.
Bellchambers – Doesnt play enough games each year, injury prone, but with Ryder gone, maybe more reason to get himself right.

TheGavatron

Thanks for your thoughts Donavan, I really appreciate them. In response, I chose Bellchambers for the exact reason you mentioned. With Ryder gone, someone needs to fill the void, and I reckon Bellchambers is way more likely to do that than Giles. Cripps won't necessarily be a bench-warmer for me, he gives me some coverage for if Heeney or Boekhorst either don't play or cop the green vest. And I agree that Gray has a little risk, but I'd rather not go with a tall like Ryder or Franklin and I'm worried about Deledio spending too much time up forward and Boomer Harvey's age (it has to catch up with him some time). So that leaves Gray as the best value left.

Donavan

No problem, understand your reasoning.

Still plenty of time to re-think, particularly on Gray, I would start Franklin, yes his tall, and a key forward, but his 2nd half of 2014 was sensational, and he gets possesions near the wing frequently on bigger grounds, and at the SCG should be just about unstoppable.

TheGavatron

Yeah, I hear you. Despite the fact that I don't want to pick a premium tall in my forward line, I am still tempted by Franklin. That being said, Gray's worst tends to be far better than Buddy's worst, which gives Gray the edge right now. But that could easily all change before Round 1.

Hazza_08

Hey community. V1.949208483 is out. Thoughts?

Def: shaw, hibberd, birchall, Newnes, waters, Goddard, viojo, wigg.

Mid: Ablett,

Eamon_141

Simpson, smith, hibberd,Newnes, waters Goddard (rainbow, Mckenzie )
Ablett pendles priddis wines rich Biggs boekhurst freeman (heeney Atkins Garlett )
Nic Nat leuenburger (cox)
Deledio dusty Goddard swan Clark hogan (Kommer Steele )

About 30k left any thoughts would be great

Donavan

Good team, but I would be nervous relying on 3 on ground rookies in the mid-field come round 1.

High -risk, high reward stuff.

Also Deledio & Dusty in the forward line?, but love the inclusion of Kommer.

Hazza_08

Pendles, selwood, Watson, A Swallow, heeney, boakhorst, freeman, vandenberg, cavka, kraks

Ruck: nic nat, kreuzer, durdin

Fwds: deledio, Goddard, buddy, swan, hogan, Lavarde, Steele, C Daniel.

Sorry bout that lads accidentally posted the first half

@FellAt10

DEF:
Newnes, Ibbotson, Henderson, Rohan, Waters, Goddard (Hamling, McKenzie)

MID:
Ablett, Rockliff, Danger, Wines, Griffen, Crouch, A Swallow, Freeman, (Heeney, Boekhurst, Vandenberg)

RUCK:
Naitinui, Bellchambers, (Lobb)

FWD:
Franklin, Swan, Mitchell, Walters, Clark, Hogan, (Salem, Laverde)

Donavan

Strong midfield & Forward-line.

Bit concerned about Bellchambers as 2nd ruck.

Like the defense, except Rohan (not sure Id trust him).

Fell At Ten

Yeah, I figured Rohan was going to get more opportunity with Malceski gone. Disappointed when I heard that Sydney are now looking at Jetta to fill the void. Will reshuffle before rd1.

lostlarrikin

Defence is way sketchy [email protected]
Can't really argue with the rest, as I'm running a 7/4 mid atm too.
I reckon Walters will have a ripper this yr, in my team

Fell At Ten

I hope he does. Since there are no decent premium defenders this year, I’m running the strategy to load my Mid & Fwd with one extra premo each & have all low/mid break out players in defence. Risky, but until I see NAB games I don’t see any other choice.

Matt Forrest

Would love a second opinion on my team:

Jaensch Newnes Rampe
Ibbotson Waters Whitecross
(Goddard McKenzie)

Ablett Pendlebury Fyfe Wines
Crouch Langford Rich Biggs
(Heeney Boekhurst Freeman)

Gules Kruezer
(Cox)

Goddard Mitchell Kelly
Petracca Salem Hogan
(Templet on Daniel)

Also, what do you reckon about Kelly and Langford? I reckon both showed enough promise towards the end of the season to contribute more for their respective teams. Cheers

yurkins

hey matt.. im a bit worried you have too many mid priced players esp in defence IMHO

Gallant

D: Shaw, Hodge, Hibberd, Newness, Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow (Clurey, McKenzie)
M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Wells, Rich, Heeney, Boekhorst (Vandenberg, Laverde, Freeman)
R: Goldstein, Kreuzer (Cox)
F: Deledio, Goddard, Swan, Mitchell, Clark, Hogan (Membrey, Daniel)

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thinking of downgrading Newness or Hodge to Waters or Seedsman or Whitecross so that I can upgrade Kreuzer to Naitanui. Just don’t yet feel comfortable with Kruezer. Then I just feel like my backline is too exposed. Grrrrr!!!

Dutch Life

Dutch Life says:

February 2, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Community this is my current line up, would love to have your thoughts on my line up so far. Cheers

DEF: K.Simpson, B.Smith, J.Newnes, D.Rampe, B.Waters, H.Goddard (N.Newman, D.Rainbow)

MIDS: G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, N.Fyfe, R.Sloan, A.Swallow, I.Heeney, N.Freeman B.Boekhorst (A.Vandenberg, J.Steele J.Laverde)

RUC: N.Naitanui, M.Leuneberger (T.Read)

FWD: B.Goddard, L.Dahlhaus, D.Swan, T.Mitchell, T.Bellchambers J.Hogan (T.Lynch C.Daniel)

I have $9,100 left over

There are few players who I am very unsure about in my line up such as Rampe, and Bellchambers, and so on would love the communitys advice. Cheers

Reply

yurkins

big bell is a solid pick this year. he had ankle injury in 2014 but fully fit now.
no ryder and
giles unlikely to muster enough force for TBC to get pushed out of side.
maybe go on a limb and put kruser in for luey for dpp

Jamie

Is this team ok for starters?
1. Malceski, N
2. Newnes, J
3. Lumumba, H
4. Gilbert, S
5. Waters, B
6. Whitecross, B
23. Brown, N
24. Goddard, H

MIDFIELDERS
7. Ablett, G
8. Rockliff, T
9. Pendlebury, S
10. Mitchell, S
11. Mitchell, T
12. Rich, D
13. van Berlo, N
14. Brayshaw, A
25. Heeney, I
26. Boekhorst, B
27. Freeman, N

RUCKS
15. Ryder, P
16. Kreuzer, M
28. Cox, M

FORWARDS
17. Franklin, L
18. Roughead, J
19. Swan, D
20. Bellchambers, T
21. Moore, D
22. Steele, J
29. Hogan, J
30. Krakouer, N

ando

10 and 11 a bit suspect to me. Pref wells and swallow

ando

Very solid otherwise. Like the ruck dpp setup. But don’t like Ryder, just a pref.

Lewy1243

Buddy is injured from what ive heard and wont play indigenous round

Dishlickers

DEF

Shaw, H Birchall, G Newnes, J

Vlastuin, N Ibbotson, G Waters, B

(Goddard, H Viojo-Rainbow, D)

MID

Ablett, G Jones, N Watson, J Griffen, R

Cunnington, B van Berlo, N Cripps, P Freeman,

(Boekhorst, B Laverde, J Krakouer, N)

RUC

Naitanui, N Bellchambers, T

(Cox, M)

FWD

Deledio, B Westhoff, J Swan, D

Thomas, D Templeton, E Clark, M

(Membrey, T Hogan, J)

53 K left would love to hear your thought boy keep up the good work

lostlarrikin

U got it all hanging out there DL.
Hoff, Daisy, Eli, Jones – super bold.
Like the Vlastuin and Century Fox selections, predicting decent improvement from both.
Membrey in and out of my team atm, if he gets a rnd 1 call then I might roll the dice.

Josh

DEF
K.Simpson, M.Hibberd, J.Newnes, C.Hampton, J.Kolodjashnij, H.Goddard (O.McDonald, A.Saad)

MID
G.Ablett, N.Fyfe, J.Kennedy, T.Boak, P.Dangerfield, A.Swallow, I.Heeney, B.Boekhorst, (D.Cavka, N.Freeman, J.Steele)

RUCK
N.Naitanui, M. Kreuzer (T.Read)

FWD
B.Goddard, D.Martin, D.Swan, T.Mitchell, J.Hogan, C.Daniels (J.Laverde, K.Lambert)

Remaining Salary: 21,200

Appreciate anyone's thoughts.
Cheers lads 🙂

yurkins

great POD side

Danners16

Hi guys
Some thoughts on my team would be great thanks. Gone with some POD picks in there (eg. Ellis, D.Smith, Jaensch) who I believe could breakout.
Def-Shaw, Hibberd, Jaensch, Birchall, S.Edwards, H.Goddard (D.McKenzie, D.Viojo-Rainbow)
Mid-Ablett, JPK, Priddis, B.Ellis, A.Swallow, B.Crouch, Heeney, Freeman (Boekhorst, Steele, Lambert)
Ruck-Goldstein, Leuenberger (Read)
Fwd-Deledio, Franklin, D.Smith, Bellchambers, Clark, Laverde (Daniel, Hogan)
$19,500 in the bank
Thanks

lostlarrikin

Yeah plenty of pods for sure Danners. Buckets of risk.
Many will question the lack of Pendles, me included.
I still see him being a top 10 mid by yr end, so u need him at some point.
I can't see the value in Ellis, don't think he has the game to be a premo.
Do like ur ruck structure, something I'm still toying with but want to see how the Bombers use TBC and Giles before I commit.

throttlefinger

Like the plums but think it's a touch too POD heavy, Danners. Pendles naturally. Love the risks on the FWD line but you may want to have a backup plan if BC doesn't look worthy. (Mayne would be a safer risk, although no ruck backup…but you could go Smith to Ryder).

Shane Edwards is an inspired call. Risky but could be something there.

Danners16

Thanks guys, I would like to have Pendlebury in my team, but I can't afford him unless I trade someone else.

Patch

Edwards to get too much vest in my humble opinion. Steinberg may get more game time and has been an absolute beast this preseason, but will that equal more points? 100% shark team Danners, as Mick would say, but I'd take Wines over Ellis to cut down on the risk.

Danners16

I believe both Bombers players might get more games with suspensions coming in for players. At the moment I probably would have Ellis still in my team, 106 average after the bye is a pretty good average in my books, I know they won a lot of times but they didn't win them all. Wines only averaged 97 after the bye which maybe a concern.

Patch

Wouldn't hinge too much on ASADA findings, but I take your point about Wines and Ellis.

Fitzy

Def: Shaw, Newnes, Ibbotson, Waters, whitecross, H Goddard (Scharenberg, Edwards)
Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Sloane, Swallow, Van Berlo, Heeney, Boekhorst (Laverde, Freeman, Mckenzie)
Ruck: Jacobs, Goldstein (Read)
Fwd: Gray, B Goddard, Swan, Bellchambers, Salem, Hogan (Membrey, Daniel)
Thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Donavan

DEF – H.Shaw, Hibberd, H.Taylor, Vlastuin, Waters, Whitecross (H.Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow)
MID – Ablett, Fyfe, J.Selwood, Sloan, A.Swallow, Van Berlo, J.Anderson, O'Rourke (Garlett, Heeney, Boekhnorst)
RUCKS – Naitanui, Luenberger (M.Cox)
FWD – Deledio, B.Goddard, Franklin, Saad, Hogan, Krakouer (Daniel, Laverde)

Remaining salary $129,300

Any feedback appreciated, thanks.

vinnymac

Hi Doniphan, nice looking team! I’d like to know what your selection choices for H.Taylor, Vlastuin and Saad are.

H.Taylor plays in a key position and I’m not sure about the other two.

Donavan

Vinny,

The way I see these guys is-
H.Taylor – played poorly for the first half of 2014, but then clicked and started out-marking and out-possessing the key forwards he played on. I think he re-found his form, and a role that suited him perfectly.
Vlastuin – injury effected 2014, showed more than a glimpse of what he is capable of in 2013, will be far better in 2015.
Saad – cheap, can play, out to make up for lost time, after drug suspension.

PreviouslyOnLost

Hey guys. Team Version 1 is

DEF: Malceski , Rampe, Waters, Whitercoss, Fuller, Goddard, (V-Rainbow, Cordy)
MIDS: God, Rocklobster, Pendlberries, Parker, Wines, Swallow, Sheed, Heeny (Lavarde, Freemanc, Krakouer
Rucks: Nic Nat, Kreuzur (Cox)
FWD: Goddard B, Swan, Cooney, T Mitchell, Bellchambers, Salem (clark M, Hogan)

Rookies will change but liking the structure. Cheap on the defenses with my thoughts on the top two defenders (malc & rampe) with a bunch of cheap options. Mids having 6 premo keepers, a mid price bolter and some rookies. a DPP ruck FWD coverage to optimise loophole and hopefully cover injuries, and 4 premos in the FWD line.

Dishlickers

Just too let you know nice team but I think Cordy injured

Canny the Manny

Alright folks, in the words of the great man Paul Roos; HERE IT IS!!!

BACKS:
N. Malceski, H. Shaw, P. Seedsman, B. Waters, B. Whitecross, H. Goddard (B. Maynard, D. McKenzie)

MIDS:
G. Ablett, S. Pendlebury, N. Fyfe, D. Beams, R. Griffen (not so sure now though…), N. VanBerlo, I. Heeney, B. Boekhorst (J. Laverde, N. Freeman, J. Steele)

RUCKS:
S. Jacobs, M. Kreuzer (T. Nankervis)

FORWARDS:
R. Gray, B. Goddard, D. Swan, T. Mitchell, M. Clark, J. Hogan (D. Menzel, C Daniel)

throttlefinger

Hey Canny.

Think you got something nice going on here. Mids are solid (think you know the risks with the first 3).

My 2 cents is that you may have gone too "top shelf". Esky, Sauce and Gray. Your paying top price on players that, in my mind, have not proven they can dupe that effort. Only Gazza and Pendles give that sort of reassurance. Wouldn't say ditch them all, but may 1 or 2 go a bit cheaper. That way you can maybe trade up Titch for another prem, making Swan your F4. Or go Esky to Hibbo or Enright and Sauce to NicNat or Minson and upgrade Seedsman to Newnes or another prem (if you have any in your bank).

Again, tasty squad, Canny.

Dools

Seedsman went under the knife I think out for 2 months whitex is not in Hawks best 22. Reports Griffen is in back pain again down grade to couch ADL . RUCS are solid but nil cover . Clark will miss another 2 3 weeks due to calf injury. Which Menzel? Geelongs Menzel is still broken not expexted back b4 byes

throttlefinger

Oh no Dools. Looks like Keyboard is up to his ol' tricks again. Feeding you dusty info just to get your mouth dry and drive you to the fridge again.

Seedsman still in the running for R1: http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2015-01-25/s

Whitecross is coming on strong and has shot for best 22: http://bit.ly/1Dzkqlg

Griffen report is unsubstantiated. Rumor at best. Crouch is equally risky as he has not gone injury-free for a whole season. Swallow is a safer bet.

Clark will be fine for R1: Smith said, "Mitch Clark is a bit like Johnson but more advanced. He hadn’t missed any sessions up to January and then got that nick in his calf. He is back running and in the next two weeks will be in the main group.”

Dishlickers

744488 here’s a league for anyone to joine

Donavan

Thanks Dishlickers, I have joined.