PODCAST: Preseason episode 7

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Supercoach 2015

 NAB CHALLENGE HAS KICKED INTO GEAR

And how good is it to have THE FOOTY back! The NAB is already telling us a bit about this year’s crop of Supercoach options – but we have had a stack of undermanned teams run onto the park.

We’re also joined this week by Al Paton from Superfooty – who drops a Supercoach exclusive for us right here in the podcast.

Huge podcast this week – an absolute truckload to get through!

Show notes:

  • We’ll be giving away the revolutionary 2015 Jock Reynolds Supercoach Magazines over on the facebook. Like the facebook page, like the post, share with your mates and put your hat in the ring! Click here to enter

Every NAB Challenge game is being covered for Supercoach significance: Click here for our analysis of each game


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PreviouslyOnLost

Interested to hear the "Higgins" debate! Watch him suck everyone in and break hearts around the globe.

Also, what's the go with the DIV 3 league codes? have they been sent out yet?

Cheers Jock.

PreviouslyOnLost

Other than big E-Mac going down (eagles fan), it's been a great pre-season. If injuries keep going the way they do, could be some voids that need filling

BCHawks

Can't wait to listen!

crowls

How do I get into a league guys.

FC HAWKSTOWE

You need more league's Jock. Some sites have up to 11. Create 2 more league's from the donor's group from last year. You know you want to

Jack

G'Day Jock!

I signed up to the Club Jock about three weeks ago and so far I don't think I've received an invite to the Club Jock qualifiers group.

Just wondering when I'll receive the invite 🙂

Cheers!

Hazey

Evening Jock et al,

I’m not sure if you have spotted my email or posts, but my mother dearest hasn’t received my Magazine yet down in Tassie. She is then going to get my boss to bring IP to Timor-Leste for me….hopefully b4 round 1.

Can you please check it isn’t under a pile of tissue’s somewhere in the flapping tarp?

Hazey

@LekBlog

What's your name and email etc mate?

Hazey1977

GDay Lekdog,

Is there a 'help desk' email I can reply to? Not that i don't trust anyone in the community here, but I'd prefer not to advertised my personal email etc.

Cheers

Hazey

OK..OK…holding out on me ya big tease! Email is [email protected]

throttlefinger

Amen to having footy back. So far got some good glimpses. Langdon's role is most intriguing. As Dex pointed out, he could be the back line QB much like Heater was. If that is the case, 85 should be cake (especially for a rook who went ton 3 times last season. Lukey McD and Thumper are in the mix. As is Hampton. Think we'll have a better idea on the third Nab game which rooks look like they may be in the mix R1. Have two structures ready for back line feast or famine.

Hilarious Dimma interview Crouching. New segment? "Tidbits & Flying Kicks w/ Crouching One?"

Jayden

Not considering docherty throttle finger?
I’m considering going 5 deep with 3 midpricers
Who do you think will step up in libbas absence ?
I’m looking at bontempelli

throttlefinger

Hey Jayden.

Docherty is on the watchlist but I don't give him a good shot at nailing a spot. Blues look like an unsteady side at the moment. But that's based on one preseason game without their main players, so we'll see.

Right now leaning with going 6 deep in mids. Only midpricer I'm considering is Judd. Little longer in the tooth but is wise and still got the talent to shake a tag and go ton. Could be nice path to upgrade to JPK or Sloane once price drops.

Macrae looks like the one who will step up SC wise. Still that's a risky pick. Bont looks nice yet sooooo much change with players leaving, new coach and now Libba out. I'm going to extend General Soreness's 50 foot pole to the lot of them for now.

Sarah

It's likely Macrae will cop the tag now though…

The_Kraken

I'm now shying away from WBD mids, dont think we have much clarity at all on how this year will shake out. Who will take over Libba's role – Jong v Wallis v others? Can Macrae improve again from last year without Griffen and Libba or will he get the #1 tag every week ? How much more midfield time will Bont, Stringer, Hrovat (now injured again) get? Does MBoyd go back into the engine room? Where do Biggs, Hunter and Johannisen fit in? When is Clay Smith (previously big wraps) back? Can see a couple of blokes stepping up but WHO? Fraught with danger

General Soreness

Nailed it Kraken!

Super_supercoach

What's up with Biggs? Why no play? If fit should be a lock for M8 now.

General Soreness

I heard he had a niggle which kept him out.

Phil

Mitch Wallis is the man, I suspect he may average more than fellow mid pricers Wells & Rich. Agreed Jack Macrae will get the tag so we will see what the kid is made of…..If he averages 100+ hes the next elite midfielder 2016 and beyond

lostlarrikin

Brilliant stuff Lads!
Love the input from Al on team structures.
Looking fwd to the super 9 comp. Would be interesting to analyse numbers from last yr to see how difficult it would have been to pick the top 9 each week.
Would love to go Bont up fwd now but already fielding too many mid pricers there already.
Although awkwardly priced, Biggs could firm for a mid selection.

So many doggies fringe players with potential to step into the ring, makes selecting the right one a tall order.

Ash

Considering the prize money is 25k a week, Im tipping its reasonably hard.

Pentair legends

Hey Jock
Can you please check and see if my magazine has been sent , or did I miss something in completing the payment.
Just let me know then , I can buy one if I missed doing it correctly on the web.
My email address is [email protected]

ThemightyJrods

Real keen to hear the community's thoughts on who would make a better D4 Langdon or Mayes?

UDA

Langdon

NateCrows

Langdon

Dools

G'day Mate
If you are picking Mayes over Langers based purely on DPP well I think its an error!! Mayes should be good but; Last year Langers was very worthy and with this apparent new role for the Pies as the General Down the Back you would have to go Langers at this stage.

Mike

LOL, way to sell the sponsorship Jock.

General Soreness

There is not better way to start a Monday morning that listening to the podcast on the way to work.

Brilliant having footy back, whilst I feel for the guys that are now out for the season, injuries are part of footy, something that Stevo from Channel 7 and Grant Thomas appear to be ignoring in their calls for no preseason hitouts just start round 1. They conveniently forget that a young man named Petracca did an ACL in training, Fyfe did his shoulder again in November. I feel for these blokes but also look forward to them perhaps starting in my side in 2016.

Onto the real stuff, I feel that we should alert the Alfred Burns Unit and there should be a Higgo's Helpline setup before the season proper to provide psychological support of comfort for those that get burnt by Higgins and Thomas and Karnezis and…………..(insert name of preseason specialists here).

Phil

I reckon Karnezis is the biggest lock going around. He's named Round 1, he's starts on the ground for me. I also think Mitch Clark is probably the second biggest lock going around. I'm not asking these guys to play 22 games…..

General Soreness

Karnezis and Clark may make claims on price alone and therefore any burning may just be scalds…..good to hear you are planning for them as trades.

I think though people considering Daisy and Higgins are looking to them as keepers, they may be right, history says they will be burnt.

vcloophole

In Higgins we (sorta) trust! 😛

Gold Rush

At that price, I'll take the punt on Karnezis – if he turns into a charcoaled kebab – I lose very little.
bar one trade.

brandonr

Interesting to see your thoughts on James Kelly. Seems that a lot of people are looking past him. Has a career average of 90 and hasnt averaged lower than 88 in 7 years!

vcloophole

Geelong have mentioned that they are looking at beefing up their midfield with experienced campaigners like Bartel and Kelly. I watched the game yesterday, and it did indeed pan out that way. Kelly is my D1 at the moment, and very confident of a 95-100 average from him.

Hazey1977

SSShhhhhhhh!..hehe

Redgumwon

We've got a Supercoach Draft private league and currently we have 4 places left open. Is anyone interested in playing? If your interested the league code is 463497

I can also be emailed at [email protected] if anyone is having trouble getting into the league

BundyBear

I need some expert advice please. Last year I stuffed up the captains loop a couple of times and it cost me big time. Could someone please explain how its done in very easy to understand language. Leaving school at 13 might not of been a good idea after all.

Mozz

Step 1: Find a rookie that will NEVER play a game and that is very cheap. Put them in your team. It is helpful to pick someone from a team that plays later games in the weekend

Step 2: Place the VC on someone who you think could score really highly in the first few games of the weekend. (If we are looking at round one, you may wish to place the VC on G.Ablett because he is playing against Melbourne).

Look at the VC score after they have played and ask yourself this question:
HAS MY VC SCORED ENOUGH TO BE A CAPTAIN'S SCORE

YES HE HAS! – Then what you need to do is swap the player who NEVER plays onto your field and put the C on him. What happens now is that when this player doesn't play, he will score a 0, and hence the captaincy is revoked, meaning that the VC now gets double points.
Hint: I have C.Blakely (Fremantle) in my team because Freo always plays after Gold Coast in the first 9 rounds of the season

NO HE HASN'T! – Then you still have the option of putting the C on another player you think will score highly and that's the end of that. No loop hole is used in this option.

Hope this helps 🙂 If you have any more questions i'll answer them to help you through the struggles that is understanding supercoach.

derek

Make sure that you have the E button clicked on the player on the bench who you want to use their score instead of the Zero from the non-player if you have the non-player on the field. (I did that once last year). The C on the non-player doesn't automatically go to the Emergency.

BundyBear

Thankyou very much for the information.

derek

Is Travis Cloke worth considering? $390k

MarcoPolo

Could be a bargain. Personally I don't have the balls to select him. Being a Collingwood fan I would love nothing more for clokey to come out firing this season, however he spuds it up too often for me to select him. I'm trying to steer clear of key position forwards this year and pick forwards based on their midfield time. I just feel there is more consistency and value to be had in those types than your clokes and tex's.

derek

I ended last year with a vow to not start (or even have during the year) key postion forwards in my team. I think I Franklin, Roughie, Cloke, Pav, Petrie were all there at one stage!

Although I have slipped Hogan into my starting team already, I think he is too good miss.

My Forwards are FWDS: Gray, Bartel, Goddard, Swan, Salem, Hogan.

Collingwood start with Brisbane, Crows & Saints. I can see big Travis starting the year with a bang.

Super_Freak

No KPP's is a well spoken about Supercoach rule that almost always need to be adhered to, Riewolt a notable exception of recent years. Cloke was the last KP player I gambled on, trading him in after he went supernova on Richmond in 2013, only to turn into a SC black hole for the remainder of the season. Lesson learnt!

Super_Supercoach

Interesting than none of the top six SC scores so far in NAB has been by a Midfielder and only 3 of the top 10 scores was by a midfielder.
Top 10 by Position
Forward -164
Defender – 152
Forward – 148
Defender/Forward – 136
Forward – 131
Forward – 131
Midfield – 130
Midfield – 127
Ruck – 127
Midfield – 126
Midfield – 124

Nate

who got 164?

General Soreness

More a case of being NAB 1, no accountability as each team is just trying to get their own plans working with scant regard for the opposition. But they are very interesting numbers and makes me more certain of my strategy.

Super_Supercoach

DPP scores from NAB so far
D/MidJack Newnes 100
D/MidRohan Bewick 88
D/MidElliot Yeo74
D/MidAdam Saad67
D/MidJarrod Harbrow63
D/MidNick Vlastuin46
D/MidSam Mayes 44
D/MidBrad McKenzie16
For/defShaun Higgins136
For/defSimon White103
For/defAlex Fasolo (Coll)93
For/defJeremy McGovern65
For/defJames Frawley (Haw)42
For/defDaniel McStay 41
For/defDaniel Merrett 40
For/defCiaran Byrne36
For/defTyson Goldsack (Coll)33
For/defMatthew Watson26
For/defMalcolm Karpany6
For/defKaiden Brand (Haw)0
Mid/ForAlex Sexton111
Mid/ForJarryd Lyons96
Mid/ForMarcus Bontempelli91
Mid/ForSteven Motlop90
Mid/ForBen Kennedy (Coll)89
Mid/ForJack Ziebell89
Mid/ForHarley Bennell88
Mid/ForDayne Zorko 86
Mid/ForKoby Stevens86
Mid/ForKane Lambert85
Mid/ForTaylor Adams (Coll)83
Mid/ForDanny Stanley82
Mid/ForMarco Paparone 79
Mid/ForSam Kerridge79
Mid/ForClaye Beams 74
Mid/ForMatthew Wright74
Mid/ForMitch Grigg72
Mid/ForJosh Thomas (Coll)68
Mid/ForBrent Harvey66
Mid/ForRicky Petterd64
Mid/ForBrodie Martin56
Mid/ForJonathan Simpkin (Haw)51
Mid/ForDennis Armfield50
Mid/ForJack Crisp (Coll)45
Mid/ForMitch Robinson44
Mid/ForPatrick McGinnity26
Mid/ForTom Curren 11
Ruc/FwdCallum Sinclair102
Ruc/FwdScott Lycett89
Ruc/FwdSam Grimley (Haw)56
Ruc/FwdReilly O’Brien54

MarcoPolo

Dangerfield or crouch?

MarcoPolo

Mids are currently: Gaz, Pendles, Fyfe, Danger, Wines, Swallow, Rich, Anderson (heeney, vandenburg, lambert)

Redgumwon

Dangerfield

NateCrows

i would think more of swapping swallow for crouch.

Danger will have a good year i reckon and will eclipse swallow and crouch's year

Dools

Danger by a long way Mate

derek

I'm losing sleep over my M6.

Current Mids are: Ablett, Pendles, JPK, priddis, Wines, ???, (Rookies).

I will have around $540k to spend.

I'm thinking it is between, Griffin$530k, Shiel$509k, Swallow$500, BCrouch$508k

Super_Freak

Put them all in a hat and pick one, they are all potential keepers. I'd probably pick Crouch though.

Redgumwon

What about Mitchell (HAW) after his NAB Cup game against Collingwood. Looks like he might be a priced right and scores well enough to upgrade later on or keep him

derek

I am a Hawks fan and get caught every year putting to many Hawks in my team. He does look good value, but I think his best SC days are over. I don't think Sammy has ever racked up 40 pos in an AFL game. amazing!

Last couple of years he had a habit of resting the final term once the game was over. Instead of scoring 130SC he would sit on a 100 and leave the junk time to Roughie and Co.

Nate

Im the same
I went Gaz, Fyfe, Priddis, Danger, Wines,

I want to pick B.Crouch but as i have
VB, J.Anderson, Heeney, Leverde, Dumont. as the rest

it leaves me with 3/3/3 on the byes
Would prefer the rnd 13 bye.
but i guess it doesn't matter too much.

I reckon it's out of Swallow, Griffen and Crouch

Dan

Just hoping to get some expert advice on this build, went for a low priced def (although it could still be lower) and the rest is more or less guns n rookies. Any feedback is appreciated…
D: Shaw, Newnes, Langdon, Goodes, Whitecross, Goddard (Viojo-Rainbow, McKenzie)
M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Kennedy, Judd, van Berlo, Newton, Brayshaw, Boekhorst (Anderson, Heeney, Freeman)
R: Jacobs, Naitanui (Smith)
F: Gray, Goddard, Swan, Thomas, McCartin, Salem (Hogan, Krakoer)

King Menace

Thomas, is a big no, same with Goodes and Judd.

vcloophole

Agree Goodes is a NO, but Judd and Thomas are debatable

derek

I would get rid of Goodes. better options like C Pearce & Jaksch. I would even consider Rohan before Goodes.

I would think about T Mitchell ahead of Daisy.

How much cash you have left, must be a bit?

Gray is the selection of a Shark!!!

vcloophole

Dan you need to get Whitecross out of your side. Very doubtful he will feature early

King Menace

Thoughts?

DEF: Smith, Shaw, Newnes, Henderson, Goddard, Viojo-Rainbow, McKenzie, Newman
MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Selwood, Sloane, Rich, Boekhorst, Freeman, Vandenberg, Steele, Lambert
RUC: Goldstein, Nic Nat, Read
FWD: Goddard, Martin, Swan, Salem, Hogan, Laverde, Krakouer, Daniel

I have $115,900 left. Not sure wether to downgrade Goldstein to someone cheaper like Leuenberger or Big Boy and get Wines instead of Rich. I'm not sure how many guns we should have in our midfield.

Feedback is much appreciated.

Dan

$115k isn't exceptionally too much to go into Rd 1 with. With one less ruck, i wouldnt downgrade Goldstein but thats just me. Rich and Boekhorst will both play

Dick

have u thought about trading Smith to someone like James Kelly? I believe Geelong plan to run him through the midfield more this year…

derek

a lot of team structures will depend if Whitecross gets a start round 1. If he does, you can use your cash to up grade a Def rookie to Whitecross.

Jack

G'day community,

Looking for some feedback, critisicm in particular, on my current team.

DEF: H Shaw, C Enright, J Newnes, G Ibbotson, B Whitecross, H Goddard (A Saad, B Maynard)
MID: G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Selwood, M Priddis, A Swallow, D Rich, S Biggs, I Heeney (B Boekhorst, A Vandenberg, K Lambert)
RUC: N Naitanui, T Bellchambers (T Read)
FOR: B Deledio, B Goddard, D Martin, D Swan, J Hogan, J Laverde (C Daniel, N Krakouer)

I've only got $2,000 in change and I think I need a considerable amount more to cover any corrective trading before prices change.
I'm also just about losing sleep over my ruck combo. I've been a "set and forget" kinda coach since I started this great game and now I've got Tom effin' Bellchambers on my field. Don't be shy on ripping me apart, community, because I feel like I deserve it.

Donavan

Jack,

I like your entire team, except for Bellchambers. You are going to have to downgrade somewhere. If Jed Anderson is a rd1 starter, I would consider downgrading Rich to Anderson, than upgrade Bellchambers (sleep is too important, to waste on him).

Jamie

Can i get some feedback on this team at the moment, Postive or Negative,
In no particular order –
DEF – shaw, newnes lumumba, johannisen, langdon, geary, (whitecross, goddard)
MIDS – ablett, selwood ,beams, S. mitchell, swan, rich, Van Berlo, DeGoey ( lambert, heeney, lang. )
RUCKS – Lycett Nicholls, (read)
FOR – deledio, bartel, mitchell, karnezis, hogan, clark, laverde, lamb

Tom

Thinking of running with Lycett as well, glad to see i'm not the only one!

When Dean Cox wasn't playing Lycett scored: 104, 89, 117, 68 and 108. Significant!

BIS

hi community, looking for some advice
DEF: B.Smith, M.Hibberd, J.Newnes, G.Ibbotson, N.Brown, H.Goddard (Rainbow, McKenzie)
MIDS: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, J.Steven, T.Mitchell, D.Wells,B.Newton (Freeman, Boekhorst, Lambert)
RUC: M.Leuenberger, T.Bellchambers (Cox)
FOR: B.Deledio, H.Bennel, D.Swan, M.Bont, C.Salem, J.Hogan (Laverde, Krakouer)
got $29,900 thinking of downgrading one mid pricer and upgrading another
thoughts?

Donavan

BIS,

Like most of your team, but N.Brown & Bellchambers need to go.

I would perhaps look to downgrade T.Mitchell or D.Wells to Jed Anderson, then upgrade Bellchambers to Naitanui.

Switch N.Brown out for a rookie Defender.

Jayden

That ruck line could get injured pretty quick

Deeman

Great team BIS, maybe downgrade Bennell or Bont to a rookie, maybe use cash to upgrade Brown in your backline. Or use it to upgrade in ruck for less risk there. Steven, Mitchell, Wells is too big a gamble for mine.

Tom

Considering running with Nic Nat and Lycett is it a bad idea to go with two rucks from the same team?

Donavan

Yes, it sounds risky to have your 2 on-ground rucks from the same team. Must admit that last year I ended up with Sandilands, Naitanui and Lycett in the ruck, and on 1 occassion Naitanui was dropped late, and replaced with Lycett who scored over 90 points, so it worked on that occassion.

Hazey

I’m sitting with them both atm. With Darling out early on, Lycett is rumoured to be set for more time in the forward half. If you’re playing for the league win I reckon having the R/F loophole could save a couple of trades throughout the season.

Donavan

I think having Lycett is ok, so long as he is set for the forward line, and you have reed or cox to swing with Lycett if needed.

Donavan

Appreciate your thoughts, many of the rookies will likely be changed pending NAB challenge form-

Def – H.Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Vlastuin, C.Pearce, Goddard (Saad, Kolodjashni)
Mid – Ablett, Pendlebury, J.Kennedy, Hannebery, Wines, Anderson, Heeney, Laverde (Freeman, Manadue, Krakouer)
Ruck – Sandilands, Naitanui (Read)
Fwd – Goddard, Franklin, Swan, Walters, Salem, Karnezis (D.Menzel, Lambert)

$74,100 remaining in the bank, will be used to select the right rookies come round 1.

Thoughts appreciated.

Gold Rush

If my memory is correct, Vlastuin played a tag role in NAB 1

Super_supercoach

Yep I agree Gold Rush he's looking a bit risky when his 88% TOG is as far above the average as his points p/TOG is below the average. Not good signs for a D4 at 360K+

MarcoPolo

cant say much till we see more games, however i wasnt that impressed with freeman. pretty sure he will be one of the first names out of the squad to make way for the 6 players missing unless he plays out of his skin these next two games.

MarcoPolo

@donavan

Sarah

Only played 53%. Don't read too much into it til after NAB 2 and 3. Could be being eased into it after his horror hamstring last year.

vcloophole

Agreed Sarah

Give It A Go

Same same

Jono

G'day community,
Absolutely loving all the words of wisdom here but none the less, racking my brains about my team. so far after changing my game plan for the 754th time I am still uncertain if it's the correct move but I have decided to go heavy-ish in the mid with premo to mid ish fwd with a couple of rooks. I think I'm just gonna let the backline fight for a spot in my team. So many uncertainties at this stage but I'm sure some rookies will make a big impression for a sideways trade.

My team so far, probably rubbish and maybe I'm throwing the backline to waste but I just need to know if anyone out there thinks I'm on the right track.

Def : Newnes, Langdon, C.Pearce (if picked), M.Dick, Goddard, Maynard (Saad, Rainbow)
Mid : Gablett, Pendels, J.Selwood, D.Beams, Wines, B.Crouch, Hallahan, De Goey (Heeney, J.Anderson, Boekhorst)
Ruc : Goldy, NicNat (M.Cox)
Fwd : Bartel, Goddard, Swan, T.Mitchell, Salem, Hogan (C.Daniel, Lambert)

I'm thinking is it a risk to pick both crouchy and wines in the side and what does the community think about Biggs, Turner, Higgins, Z.Clark and S.White? At some stage have all been in my side.

Jayden

Backline is a bit to weak and relying on too many rookies back there
Maybe cut one of wines/crouch to a cheap rookie( the likes of freeman or someone else) should save you 400k or there around abouts
Then upgrade a rookie to like Simpson/smith/hibberd

Super_supercoach

Hi Jono Maybe look at Hamling instead of Rainbow, Hamling had 55%TOG scored at 1.04 points p/1%TOG which is well above the average so far.
Rainbow 27%TOG at 0.11 points p/1%TOG is a long way off AFL. Dick had 68% TOG at 0.51 but isn’t much closer than rainbow.
There are quite a few rookies you should re-think if their teams have played and they haven’t or if they were crap.

Sarah

Yes you'll beat everyone at the start of the year, but you won't be able to make enough money to fully upgrade your team. I see that team slowly sliding down your league ladders.

Derek

Going cheap DEF seems good idea this year, but you are going to the extream

Jono

Yeh its just a bit hard to pick em at this stage. Won't be sure until closer round 1.
Anyways, again, great feedback guys. Thank you heaps
Have done a major shuffle…. And changed my gameplay yet again …
Taken the advice and thought I'd trade out crouchy for freeman, and down grade NicNat for z.smith to free up some cash to upgrade dick and Pearce for shaw and Higgins down back.

Def : shaw, Higgins, Newnes, Langdon, hamling, Goddard (saad, Maynard)
Mid : gaz, Pendels, jelwood, beams, wines, Hallahan, de Goey ( freeman, Steele, kraks)
Ruc : Goldy and z.smith (cox)
Fed : no change

Not sure about Hallahan now.. Lol

Jono

You do make a good point but I guess my thinking was trying to pick the right rooks to generate the cash to trade.
But then again… That's always they key.

Jayden

Thoughts on my side
Backs: Simpson, smith, newnes, docherty, Goddard, Maynard (Mckenzie, saad)
Mids: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, ward, rich, Newton, Biggs, freeman (Boekhorst, Laverde, Payne)
Rucks: Goldstein, Naitanui (read)
Fwds: Goddard, Martin, swan, bontempelli, Clark, hogan ( Steele, lambert)
109k left

Super_supercoach

For those who like the numbers here’s a quick summary of NAB so far. Make from what you will, the full data has identified some unexpected additions to my watch list.

309 Players used
3 Players on ground for 100% of total game time
25 on ground for 90% or more of total game time

Of the 25 on ground for 90-100% of Game time, only four scored 100+. Higgins & Crouch topped with 136 and 127 respectively 92% and 94%.

Of the 309 players used so far 41 have scored 100 or more and, significantly maybe, only 16 of them are MID only for SC and 11 others are DEF eligible.

Only two players managed to score at a rate above 2.00 points per 1% of TOG. Jimmy Bartel at 2.06 is top of that list.

20 players scored at a rate above 1.49 points per 1% TOG of them six are Def eligible, six are mid only and two are rucks. Bob Murphy was twelfth on the list at 1.69

Super_supercoach

Additionally, The average score for the round so far is 64 and 139 players achieved it
The average TOG is 71% with 199 players spending at least that much TOG
The average points per 1%TOG is 0.89

Jayden

Hey mate where are you getting your preseason stats from?

Super_supercoach

Hi Jayden, The stats were produced using FREE official data from AFL website and HeraldSun website

Jayden

Ok cool as mate might have a look when I get some free time

Sarah

Great work Super!! You care to share the list of the players scoring at a rate above 1.49 points per 1% TOG?

Super_supercoach

Hi Sarah, Give a woman a fish and she eats for a day, teach the woman to fish and she can feed herself for life.
TOG data is in the AFL game stats just divide the TOG by the SC scores at herald sun.

I promise you that its worth the effort if you're trying to find the best rookie or a break out contender that the clubs are trying to hide until the real stuff starts

Sarah

I do realise how to get the information. Just thought you might be a little more helpful.

Super_supercoach

Would you like me to pick your team for you as well? It's preseason sweetheart and there are no shortcuts.

Sarah

Don't call me sweetheart.

Anyway, it's only the first game of the NAB. Most of the games were irrelevant because one team was stacked and the other full of first year players. NAB 2 and 3 will show us far more information.

Super_supercoach

Sorry Princess.

Sarah

Grow up.

General Soreness

Now now, play nice you two.

scano

I really like the look of Hallahan but with the likes of Ablett and O'Meara out of the nab game I think it might be unlikely for him to keep scoring so high. Thoughts?

derek

Higgo said that before the start of the NAB games. Beware who is NOT playing. There are a number of players falling into the same boat, Anderson is another. Anderson won't get a game ahead of Hill and Smith.

shezza

Did Prestia play?

carlashirley90

Hey just a an attempt to make a team, been finding it hard to make any real good looking team here but want to show this one, sigh

defense Simpson, Kelly, Newnes, Langdon, C Pearce, H.Goddard (Rainbow, McKenzie)
Midfield Ablett, Pendlebury, S Selwood, Wines, A Swallow, Rich, NVB, Boakhurst (Vandenburg, Freeman, Laverde)
ruck Naitanui, Z Smith (cox)
Forward Deledio, Swan, Lycett, T Mitchell, Salam, Hogan (Daniel, Krakouer)

C Pearce not sure on his role this year but was once a 75+ player
Z Smith never had him in my side but could be his year?

General Soreness

Nice work Carla, this year there is a dearth of Def top end and bottom end which means compromises on various lines and therefore no team is 100% Zoolander "really really good looking". Keep following the posts on this site, by the look of the rooks your including your doing your research and your team looks solid. Personally the two you have identified in Pearce and Smith are the two that concern me the most. I do not see Pearce as a best 22 and would rather risk a rookie. Smith needs to be watched over the rest of NAB to see if he is number 1 ruck or number 2 to Nicholls. Also keep watching Boekhorst, his NAB 1 was woeful.

Tommykwr

Any league codes?

Redgumwon

Do you want to play in a Supercoach Draft league? I posted up above but here are the details again. We've got 3 places left now

We've got a Supercoach Draft private league and currently we have 4 places left open. Is anyone interested in playing? If your interested the league code is 463497

I can also be emailed at [email protected] if anyone is having trouble getting into the league

Derek

Anyone know how Fuller from the Bulldogs is going. Had him on my bench most of last year, can’t remember why? Must have been on rookie radar last year but no talk this year.

General Soreness

Had shoulder surgery end of last season which meant didn't return until January is my understanding, I remember someone on here early Feb stating that he was only just looking to start back contact work, if my memory is correct.

Derek

Thanks GS. He might be a mid year option.

Derek

I feel like I need to have two of, Simpson, shaw or Kelly. Who would be better?

Sarah

I have all 3.

General Soreness

Shaw and Simpson would be ahead of any combo involving Kelly, he is solid but feel his best is in the past.

pauly walnuts

Bye Predictor – unless I'm missing something I cant see this on the SC page which was on there LY ??

I N Pieman

Lots of people talking about Sam Mitchell. Buyer beware. Chances of him playing 22 games with a 110 av is less than 1%. He's injury prone & when the games in the bag he sits on the pine.

Derek

That is what I have been saying, he sits down and watches the junk time.

Redgumwon

Point taken and I've removed Sam Mitchell from the team. Swallow (NTH) or Crouch (ADEL) looks to be far better value at a similar price.

Mitch

Any chance you could bring out the Higginator team analysis for 2015?

General Soreness

Damn link wont post….needless to say it was released on 22 December.

Redgumwon

Hey Jock maybe you could start a section for other people that might want to advertise their leagues for member here to play in if they don't make the list to play in your leagues? Just an idea

Nate

Hey Guys,

can you have a squiz at the team.
I know the Ruck and forward line is a bit line.
D – Shaw, Enright, Newnes, Higgins, Langdon, Geary, (Clurey, Whitecross)
M- GAJ, Fyfe, Priddis, Danger, Wines, Swallow, VB, Anderson (Heeney, Leverde, Dumont)
R – Nic Nat, Bellchamber (Cox)
F – Bartel, Swan, Knights, Clark, Hogan, Lambert (Daniel, Krakouer)

Had Bennell isntead of Bartel and had jacobs in there but wanted to up the defensive line. The rookies tend to be harder to pick on that line and get less points

thanks

Redgumwon

How about move Higgins forward and remove Clurey for Goddard (St Kilda) ???

TigerTuff

If you had to pick 2 of 3 of Freeman(Coll), Steele(GWS) and Lambert(Rich)
Who would you choose?

Cam_H

I really won't make a final call until the 'season proper' starts, however I'm personally putting both Freeman and Steele in my team as placeholders. While Richmond has one unfilled spot in its Seniors List, until Lambert is announced as elevated off Richmond's Rookie List I'd steer clear. With that said, both Anthony Miles and Crouching are excited by Lambert, so he might indeed be given that Seniors List place soon enough.

Jimmmmmmmmma

M.Clark or C.Salem?
Who will have more output do you reckon?

Ash

Salem has a possible role change as a running back, could do wonders for his score. As a second year player I don't think he will see the vest as much as he did last year. Clark is a huge injury risk.

derek

Salem has been locked in my team from the get go.

King Menace

Toby Greene anyone? Big POD, won't get tagged and an easy run?

vcloophole

You could do a lot worse King

NateCrows

Can you pick Geary after his effort on the weekend?

General Soreness

Worthy selection if he goes at close to 100+ in next two NAB's, if he goes at 75 or lower raises ??'s

NateCrows

Where is Newnes playing? Is he in the guts or off half back?
Billings looks like he may struggle for round 1, maybe not a bad option having both in the backline

jimmy7

Ok, hopefully everyone hasn't run out on comments on everyone else's teams!!?

DEF: Shaw, walker, Newnse, mcdonald, edwards, goddard (Rainbow, saad)
MID: Ablett, JP kennedy, sidebottom, priddis, deledio, rich, moribioto, vandenberg (laverde, freeman, steele)
RUC: Lobbe, NicNat (nankervis)
Forward: Goddard, Martin, swan, mitchell, salem, hogan (krakouer, lambert)
only $8,600 #honesty will help heaps, cheers

Cam_H

Walker has a knee injury.
Morabito has a knee injury.
Lots of your rookies are club-listed rookies and will need to be elevated onto their clubs' senior lists – check who's available closer to the start of the season.

Buncha

Walker is injured/underdone so I'd reconsider that one for Round 1.

Derek

First team I’ve seen with Lobbe in it.

Jimmy Joe

Hi there community.

I’m interested to hear some thoughts on a Bartel vs Buddy debate. Buddy has a higher ceiling but I’m convinced that Bartel is more consistent. Does Bartel’s consistency win over Buddy’s ability for high scores? Would love your thoughts!

tom

Can someone explain why Henderson scored so low?

BarronVonCrow

Cause he barely touched it! Spent more time watching the game being played than actually getting involved himself. Will need to pull his socks up.

Willy's Hotrods

I know there have been a few other comments about league codes but how do you qualify for one of Jock's leagues? I assume you have to start at the bottom somewhere but where is that. I want to take my coaching to the next level and competing against people on ths sites would seem like a pretty good way to do that.

Cheers
Mike

Donavan

Is anyone in the community setting their team up with the Hugh Goddard / Shaun Higgins (Def/Fwd) swing set.

Its an usual swing-set, as most are either Def/Mid or Mid/Fwd, but if Higgins continues to impress in the NAB challenge, and with all of the rookies, in both the defense and the forward lines, and the possibility of us needing to rely upon them, the ability to swing Higgins to either line may be useful. This assumes that Hugh Goddard's scores may not initially warrant on-field selection.

Thoughts?

General Soreness

Nope and I would suggest to anyone considering them both to put them in their Def lines, need as much help as we can get in Def. You can still swing Goddard on a downgrade target if required.

Donavan

Planning your team with the byes in mind?

I have changed my team more times than my underwear in the past week, and kept myself clean…lol

I have made many of my tough calls based on the byes, but am unsure if this is wise given that there will be 10 rounds before the first week of byes, which is sure to include a number of trades (probably 10+).

I find my team well balanced in terms of byes, but had to make some small compromises to achieve the balance, is it worth it?

I now have-
Round 11 – 8 players with byes (22 scoring players)
Round 12 – 12 players with byes (18 scoring players) would like more than 18 come round 12
Round 13 – 10 players with byes (20 scoring players)

How is everyone else doing? and are people picking picking a team to max point scoring in the first 10 rounds, or to max point scoring through the first 13 rounds (byes included).

Mozz

atm i have
10 in round 11
10 in round 12
10 in round 13

it's not dependent on your starting team, because you are bound to trade. It's the trades that you make that will determine your score output

General Soreness

The article in the magazine deals with this brilliantly. Talks about trading strategy and byes.

Tully46

Tully46 says:

March 4, 2015 at 9:46 am

First time I’m getting on this website, I was wondering if you guys had any improvements on my team:

Back: Burgoyne,hibberd,newnes,fisher,whitecross,dick

(Goddard,saad) I know I have a few Saint players!

Midfield: Ablett,pendles,danger,Griffen, Langford, Hallahan, Newton. Freeman.(vanderberg,lambert,krakoeur)

Ruck: maric, Nic Nat.(nankervis)

Forward:Gray,goddard,swan,Mitchell,hogan, Daniel

(Karnezis,Steele)

$26,900

Thanks for your input guys!

General Soreness

Tully I made some comments on your team posted in the other thread. Welcome to the site, enjoy the volume of reading ahead of you, make sure you digest all of it as it is full of gems and worthy pointers to take SC to next level.

Gold Rush

Reckon you should give Dick the arse mate, huge flop on his first outing.