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PODCAST: Preseason episode 8

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Supercoach 2015

We’ve seen each team in the NAB Challenge now.

This is an incredibly exciting time of the year community and it is bloody good to be alive! You can almost smell it – first round lockout draws nearer by another week and the fantasy footy plot is thickening.
We have learnt a fair bit about quite a few players over the past few weeks. But tonight’s podcast is as much a call for calm as it is a celebration of some of the significance that has been unearthed during the NAB.

Show notes:

  • JOIN CLUB JOCK HERE – JOCK HAS REVEALED HIS TEAM!

  • r your 2015 Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Magazine for delivery QUICK!

 

 


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Tom

Goddard or Gray?

PDP

Gray. Although Goddard is a champ, his campaign has been seriously disrupted. You can always make an early adjustment if he comes out firing.

ivan

take both

miles

gray in my opinion, but he is overpriced so if you want to free up cash goddard is the way to go.

@TylerCA16

Gray will average better. But I recommend you pick Goddard as he is better value and should improve on last years average slightly and get 106-107 points a game.

themisfitssc

get both in if you can, gray has a bigger ceiling thats for sure

carlashirley90

No real maths here but Gray's chances of retaining his value after first 5 games is stuff all. Easy to grap him after round 5-6 for $40-50k cheaper and snag him asap

Super_supercoach

Or, you could not save the $40-50k but instead save a trade and bank Robbies points.
How much would you have paid for an extra trade during last years final round carnage?

Derek

Agree. Gray is in my team. Once he is in there I don't need to worry if he goes up or down in price, he won't be leaving,

Super_supercoach

Yeah mate that's the wise choice.
I'd like to know who those without Gray are planning to upgrade so they can get Gray 50k cheaper at $546k. It'd have to be a 'paint the fence' move so that means 2 trades gone cashing out 2 absolute gun rookies early or, a gun rookie and an under performing KPF or over-performing mid-pricer. None of them sound like good options to be planning for before a ball is kicked in anger.

r2d2

I’d trade down one my fwds , seems to be plenty of options there, and how you know those without Gray ? Don’t have ones you find yourself needing or wanting , or painting the fence through an inj ….. That being said good luck

r2d2

And anyone with a KPF is near on stuffed already , unless it’s buddy

Super_supercoach

Bartel is KPF , Saint Nick has a first 5 games average over 115 for the past 6 years,and there are probably 3 or 4 others I'd take before Buddy

themisfitssc

and the tex walker of course will have a massive year. I reckon he will score higher then buddy

Jack

If I start without Gray I'll theoretically have an extra 50k to spend on the rest of my team. If/when I bring him in I'll be using the same amount of trades that I would be using to upgrade any of my rookies to any other forward. Sure you'll be banking the points by starting with him but I'm rather confident that the players I already have in my forward line will still give me a reasonable output. So I won't be starting with him.

Dan

Could strategically go for a Walters/Adams and move up to a Gray by round 5-7 if you left a bit in the bank.

Phil

Smith DEF Ablett MID Goldstein RUCK Gray FWD. They are my tips for top scoring players in each position (without knowing who will play 22 games). If you had to ask me who I'm most confident on it would be Robbie Gray. Yes even more than Gaz.

sam siddall

Same as me mate u wont be wasting a trade as it would be a trade u use to upgrade some1 else he wont avg 111 first 5 rds I reckon 100 tops againest them teams same or less than dusty and bartel

@TylerCA16

What do all think Jack Steven will average this year?

wije

hes in my team. his price can only go up….. i reckon he will average 110+

@TylerCA16

Yeah in mine to. Absolute lock if he continues playing well in NAB.

Canny the Manny

He had a shocker in his first game though, and as the number 1 midfielder at the saints he's going to cop the tag almost every week. Keep in mind he was playing a team of absolute nobodies in Essendon when he scored his 124. Could be a sneaky red herring if you ask me…

Patrick

I don't think Steven will get a tag, he will be in a team towards the bottom 4, as a generalisation most clubs don't employ a tagger in these games, there is no need

General Soreness

no more than 105 at best.

phil

99.3 with a hard tag in almost every game he plays

themisfitssc

97

carlashirley90

Did I almost hear Croching one break character in his laugh 🙂

Jai

haha classic hey

Mike C

Just listened to podcast… Gold boys gold… Thanks for keeping us on track, not chasing any bit of Nab pseudo-premium fluff! Am back to picking the proven premos

Damnson

Hello again community, I need your insights and opinions on the following questions:
1. Defence woes, who to choose as premos (currently have simpson, smith, shaw, newnes?
2. J Lonie, was a real POD but has now become a revelation, had a really good TAC cup SC point average but now starting to doubt as a viable rookie.
3. To ollies wines or to not?
Thanks

r2d2

Wines is a jet , ready to explode in my opinion

r2d2

Gibson maybe a good POD in def, esp if Lake and Frawley take key forwards allowing Gibbo to roam and rack up points , good luck with your team

Jambo

Hawthorn's acquisition of Frawley will make Gibson VERY relevant. I would pick Gibson over Simpson, Smith and Shaw, Newnes is worth considering. He's in my team. As for Lonie, if he can score well next NAB game, pick him. Ollie Wines, I reckon will continue to score well, but there are plenty of value with players like Macrae, McGlynn etc around his price. Go with your gut, says I.

r2d2

To get Gray …. I would need to flick dids or Goddard ,, just not sure I can do it after 1 nab game ? At least want to see a couple more , and even then may wait till Gray drops a bit , surely he will ?

@TylerCA16

Yeah mate, Gray is certain to go down. Stick with your guts and don't get sucked in like everyone else. I'm not starting with him, he will be a upgrade target of mine.

Tyler

is Ablett also a upgrade target of yours?? almost a certain to go down…

r2d2

I have gaz mate

r2d2

Don’t want too put Gray in my mid either , needs to be f1 if he comes in …

@TylerCA16

Hahaha, righto mate I see what you're saying. Don't get me wrong Gray is a good selection. I have just always thought picking high value players is must have. Players like Bontempelli, Steven, Griffen, Newnes, Bellchambers I prefer having as I feel they will improve on last years average and save me cash to upgrade other areas of my team. There is not one player in my team who I think will do the same if not worse than their year before. And I just can't see Gray getting past last years average by more than 2 or 3 points.

r2d2

Fair points … I won’t start with Gray either , but def get him early on , and I like your Bont selection …. Big POD

Dan

Ablett is worth the extra cash if for no other reason than he is a set and forget Captain.

r2d2

The guys a gun , could get Crowley first round though , then swans , Roos and Hawks , is tempting to get him now in case he explodes from get go , but think I will resist mate , cheers and good luck too your team

@TylerCA16

No worries, any time.

Jambo

I'm seriously considering Deledio. He averaged 120.5 over the last six rounds of 2014. I would lock Jordan Lewis away and throw away the key for the season, averaged 133.5 over his last six rounds of 2014 and looks set to maintain that average.

@TylerCA16

Yeah deledio should have a good year. Not sure on Lewis, haven't really looked at him. Interesting pick, hmmmm…

Dan

Lewis had his breakout year as a premo, also his first year that he slimmed down and got super fit. When Hawks preseason training began, he was the first of the older players to return and join the 1-3 yr players in training, set to maintain if not increase avg.

danny

gray bigger ceiling then goddard

Glorin

Goddard is way overpriced. Gray is better value for the extra cash. Gray MAY drop 30-40k, but Goddard WILL drop 50k or more. I picked him up late last season around $420k. Much easier upgrade target at that price.

OldOcker

JOCK: Glad to hear that you have a major sponsor mate.
Hope it helps you out for this year and in the years to come.

Cheers.

yurkins
Super_supercoach

Hahaha @ Lekdog. By the end of this week the list of players that he's 'Had since the start' will reach 50. Either he's got a couple of teams (against the fineprint rules) or he's a bit of a goose.

throttlefinger

So damn funny. That Crouching Bedtime Story had me crying. Like to hear more Pyanmuh bedtime stories.

Golden insights that were, dare I say, some of the best so far this preseason. Especially about Gray and midpricers. Have been going back and forth with Gray. Hamish out could mean more attention. And with the tough opening draw, that could mean lower than $30K drop. A have been toying with a splat of midpricers in back line. Langdon, Thumper and LMcD. Think they are all valued selections yet not all should be in your back line. Leaning towards Pearce as only midpricer back there (well, if you count Newnes, two).

Excellent as always. Look forward to the Club Jock podcast and hearing Jocko's team!

seaford scouse

Whoa Jock almost overstepping the mark with Higgo there mate lucky he hadn't been on the sherry or you could have been wearing next weeks cast in ward 20 at the Alfred! Great calls as always fellas, love the Clancee Pearce call, v.relevant now I reckon, good advice on Robbie G also but he does look tempting in that kind of form. Can't wait for the club Jock cast and to hear your team mate, wondering if Higgins made it 😉

Veccy

THOUGHTS

DEFENDERS
1. Smith, B
2. Shaw, H
3. Newnes, J
4. Pearce, C
5. Edwards, S
6. Goddard, H
23. Viojo-Rainbow, D
24. Saad, A

MIDFIELDERS
7. Ablett, G
8. Pendlebury, S
9. Priddis, M
10. Wines, O
11. Griffen, R
12. Boekhorst, B
13. Laverde, J
14. Freeman, N
25. Anderson, J
26. Heeney, I
27. Vandenberg, A

RUCKS
15. Goldstein, T
16. Naitanui, N
28. Read, T

FORWARDS
17. Gray, R
18. Bartel, J
19. Goddard, B
20. Swan, D
21. Clark, M
22. Hogan, J
29. Lonie, J
30. Lambert, K

@TylerCA16

Nice team. I would go a little heavier in the def as I don't trust 2 out of those 4 rooks to be playing every week. Nice P.O.D in Priddis. Be wary of Goldstein also looked meh in NAB. Overall good team though.

Anthony

I have an almost identical team to you Veccy, so solid team lol

Super_supercoach

Brad Sheppard is a guaranteed 80+. Eagles lost Eric the great, Xavier ellis, and Beau Ironshoulders Waters and they don't have any other experienced running defenders. He has had TWO good Nab games 89 and 116 and there's absolutely no reason that he wont ave 85 until the bye. Remember the wombats solution, price is irrelevant.

@TylerCA16

Yeah looks good this year doesn't he… has just replaced Ibbotson in my team.

@t_woof

The Wombat Prime!! Where's he gone….hope all's well with him.

Cam

Love the podcast, as always.
Still need 7 teams to complete league in Supercoach and Real Dreamteam.
Come and join 'the Outliers' league at SC: 122909 and RDT: 290862

PJ8

Just jumped in, ta mate

Cyril is Delicious

Another awesome podcast Jock, keep up the great work!

Would love any thought on my team, cheers community!

DEF: Shaw, Kelly, Newnes, Henderson, Pearce H.Goddard (Vijo,Edwards)

MIDS: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, J.Selwood, Sloane, Newton, Boekhorst, Freeman (Vandenberg, Heeney, Lambert)

RUCKS: Nic Nat, Leuy (Read)

FWDS: B.Goddard, Martin, Swan, T.Mitchell, Salem, Hogan (Krakouer, Daniel)

Also have $9,400 in the bank. Would love any thoughts, ideas, or opinions. Cheers community!

derek

I would have a plan B, in case T Mitchell isn't in Swans best 22 for round 1.

Luey is a risk.

Jimi

Same thoughts as derek and t_mitch.

What are you thoughts on Henderson? I can't make up my mind on him.

Chicko

Jock, Higgo, Crouching One – one of the all time great podcasts! crouching in absolute gold form!

General Soreness

Stellar podcast gents, very salient advice re not chasing NAB points, however we should not dismiss NAB form but rather analyse what has caused the change, i.e. another out, change role, move etc.

Sarah

Great advice General.

Stegga

Thoughts
Newnes, lumumba,Langdon,Sheppard,c.pearce,brown (Goddard,Saad)
Ablett,Fyfe,Gray,griffen,swallo,Stevens,rich,van berlo (Anderson,laverde,krakouer)
Lobbe Pyke (cox)
Bennell,swan,Thomas,Wellingham,Clarke,Karnezis, (Steele,lambert)

Gobbledoks Pride

Gents great podcast love your work!

The Gobbledok is feeling pretty good with his team currently finishing off a BIG ARSE BAG OF DORITOS but just struggling team mechanics with Griffen or Crouch, Rich or Dunstan, Mitchell or The Bont, Geary or Z.Jones would really appreciate some advice from the Supercoach Gods!!!

Gobbledoks Pride

Really feeling both Griffen and Rich will cop tags all year especially Rich as Rockliff and Beams pretty much un tagable! Can see Ward or Shield or Greene getting tagged ahead of Griffen!

Gobbledoks Pride

Sorry correction CANNOT SEE Ward, Shields or Greene getting tagged before Griffen!

Glorin

I am interested in Z.Jones as well. Any thoughts on him getting regular game without the vest?
Griffin,OK. Maybe geary. Rest forget.

themisfitssc

been toying with players along the same lines…. difficult choice my friend pick right and kaboom…… but don't jump off your pick to early if they are not performing straight away

jimmydowland

absolutely grouse podcast once again boys!!

I N Pieman

Loved the Pod as always gents. Very interesting regarding Robbie Gray. He's had some very durable seasons & some shockers with injury. His jump in average last season was insane. Will he get more attention, I think he will. Opposition coaches will know if your any chance of beating Port you have to shut Gray down. Casts too much doubt for me to pick him for rnd 1. Ports early draw is super tough. Brad Sheppard is any interesting one. There's a void at WC. Waters gone for good & Mckenzie for the season. I'm interested. Non committal at this stage but in my thoughts as a ballsy pick. Dools & I have been talking about Clancee Pearce for months. Bugger now he's on everyone's radar. And rightly so. If he's best 22 he's great value.

shezza

I think he’ll play more midfield. As the boys said, he will probably be in the top 6 forwards. I can’t knock anyone for not putting Gray in to free up $50K which allows to upgrade another player in your squad

Cowza

Love Higgo's point about Robbie Gray! is a 40k drop worth potentially loosing points though? I'm tossing between Goddard and Gray for F1.

derek

I had Gray locked in my first draft team, now everyone is starting to wake up to him. (I just hope no one wakes up to putting Sandilands in their rucks)

Patrick

Have them both! And gray in my miss not fwd to start

Mike

Brilliant podcast from Crouching especially. Great story telling guys.

Josh

The Best of the Rest league is back in 2015 and has a few spots open: feel free to join up

Code: 575104

@thecowza

Joined mate!

David

Not to much mentioned about Maric. Im thinking he might go aswell as in 2013. Ruck pos very tricky, will hampson dull hes scores or should I stick with him?

chandanrajdb

Hello Community,

Please feel free to join my league…..

League code is 974411

Cheers,
Raj

derek

I've joined Raj, I know you had the better of me last year, I'm looking forward to the battle.

Nifty

Hi Raj. I've just joined, hope that is ok.

Sarah

Just joined. Thanks Raj!

Gold Rush

In Raj, thanks

carlashirley90

Huge question community

If Swan increases his value to say $540k and Gray decreases in value to $540k after 6 rounds do we straight swap knowing that Gray is a top 3 fwd player and Swan may not be top 6 fwd player, age in the legs a factor to take in? and will he be rested up forward?

I have only just thought about this today and I don't know if iam the only one?

budstar

If Swan increases in value to say 540K early he'll be having a good year avg 100, he should play more midfield with Beams gone, Swanny a season lock for me. Gray is a gun on last years effort but Jack Steven didn't back up a massive 2013 for the Saints granted he had an injury affected pre season in 2014, maybe Gray might find a big tag coming his way each week affecting his scoring this year. Massive jump in Gray's avg in 2014, wonder if he can back it up?

r2d2

Not sure Gray will get tagged every week , because then boak and wines off the chain …. Boak seems to cop the tag ,, but If it goes to Gray , boak becomes very significant in sc too ! Gray plays too many diff areas on ground to be tagged , even went to hb against Eagles in nab 1

derek

that is called a sideways trade. please don't. look at getting Gray into your team via upgrade.

Super_Freak

Both should be in FWD line as end of season keepers. Swan definately to start with cause he's so cheap, and Gray either as a starter or an upgrade. Reckon Gray is just too good to not start with. I'm not really worried about his hard draw to start with. Good players generally score more points against better teams!

Phil

Half of it sounds good! If Gray drops to 540k jump on him, he is a absolute freak of a player

@t_woof

Start both.

Though a move like that during the season could be a game changer if Swanny went down in the following few weeks.

But as Derek said, it'd be a sideways trade…..though if downgraded to a rook on the bubble and upgraded a rook somewhere else to a premium….then perhaps smooth move.

budstar

Loved the Podcast fellas awesome stuff. I'm an Aussie gringo living in Brazil, I love SC and enjoying all your valuable info. Any feedback on my team would be awesome. All the best to the Jock Reynolds Community

Backs: Simpson B.Smith H.Shaw Geary C.Pearce S.Edwards Subs: H.Goddard A.Saad 

Mids: Ablett Pendlebury J.Selwood Griffen B.Crouch A.Swallow Van Berlo Anderson Subs: Boekhorst Vandenberg Heeney 

Rucks: Naitanui Leuenberg Sub: T.Read 

Forwards: Deledio Bartel Swan M.Clark K.Lambert Hogan Subs: Tarrant Lamb

DigDug

Hey budstar.

I'm not sold on Andrew Swallow being underpriced and Van Berlo worries me.

Leuey is a bit of a worry as well going by how he was played in the NAB games (take NAB with a grain of salt)

I feel like you get get more value by spending elsewhere in your midfield.

Backline looks solid.

derek

hi Bud, you are batting deep in your midfield and leaving yourself weak elsewhere (particularly in the rucks).

DigDug

ok so I get the "shouldn't have the mid price defender roster" BUT… what If there is absolutely ZERO rookies that will put together 2-3 games in a row this season??

Surely having zeroes in our backline is worst than 50's-75's?

Phil

Agree with what the other guys said Dig and also if there were 6 mid pricers you liked rather than start all 6 and have nobody to sideways to if they fail, wouldn't it be more wise to start with say 4, so just incase a couple fail you have a few options to do a sneaky Round 3 sideways to?

Redgumwon

We've got a game of Supercoach Draft and one place to fill if anyone is interested in playing. The league code is 463497 and the draft is on the 26th of March at 8.30pm

carlashirley90

Based on structures how many players are we upgrading to make full premo?

6, 7 or even 8?

I have 7

Sarah

I have 9 to get.

carlashirley90

Ok I see now ty guys ok 🙂

derek

I'm starting with 14 premos (if you count Newnes). will need to up grade 8.

depends if you are going for league wins or overall rank?

skindog

G'day community, I have a league that needs filling if anyone would like to join? 799829 Cheers

Redgumwon

Ok I'm in

tom

what are the best forward rookies?

I N Pieman

Wait till nab is done to work that out

General Soreness

The ones that are picked to play round 1. Smart alec comment aside, read the cheat sheets and Team posts, it will help.

derek

I'm assuming you have heard of Hogan?

derek

My forward line has not changed since I started putting my team together. Gray, Goddard, Martin, Swan, Salem, Hogan (Rookies).

I thought about T Mitchell but thought there will be opportunities to get him later if he is cranking. Buddy will find his way in there once he has his Buffalo Bounce.

There is a giant shadow lurking over my forward line, and I can't stop looking at Travis Cloke's price of only $370k and thinking of the great Bruien move of 2013.

General Soreness

That is a solid forward line derek.

It has crossed my mind as well Derek but with so much fwd line value I just cannot justify the risk on Joke……I mean Cloke.

MoshedPotatoes

Jack Riewoldt this years Travis Cloke of 2013 super soft opening 4 rounds then Geelong at the MCG who knows what Geelong will do this year. Offload him before North in Rd6 destroys richmond like they always do.

Straya Mate

Leigh montagna as P.O.D 480,00

General Soreness

Not for me mate, will not be a keeper mid nor generate cash, he would be a POD if he is selected though.

Ben Bretel

better of with steven

Dean

Am I the only one who thinks Griffin will cop the tag?

Cezza93

Ward cops a tag every week and smashes them. Imagine if that tag slips off and goes to Griffin, ward becomes a raging bull and Griffin is limited. I think Ward and Trealor are far more damaging and Griffin will run free.

Gobbledoks Pride

Yes me thinking the same, Griffin has been able to beat the tag in past seasons but has also had major trouble especially last season (admittedly he carried injurys and a slow start to the season) but that still really concrens me mate! At present still 50/50 for me I will wait and see next NAB game and make a call!

Rick

Ok guys, I need your opinions. Im stuck between choosing 1 of 2 options.

Option 1: I have luenberger in the ruck and ryder in the forward line
Option 2: I have jacobs in the ruck and bellchambers in the forward line.

I have no idea what to go for, please help me out community.

@thecowza

Option 2 for me.. maybe look at Goldy over Jacobs

General Soreness

Rick, I am not a big fan of ruck cover, just too much compromising. May I suggest a third option.

Option 3: Take Jacobs and instead of Bellchambers put a forward rookie, use the cash to upgrade elsewhere and keep enough in the bank to enable ruck trade if one goes down.

Rick

I already have clark and hogan as playing rookies, I dont want to start with 3 rookies.

Gobbledoks Pride

Option 2 mate, Stefan Martins a gun and my Lions clear NO.1 ruck cant see any value in Leuy at all unless Martin go's down in the next couple of weeks!! but I'm with you I have Bellchambers @R2 but not sure on him ether due to Giles!!

James

Defenders: Hibberd, Newnes, Langdon, Kolo, C Pearce, Goddard (Edwards, Saad)

Midfield: Ablett, Beams, Parker, Deliedo, Griffen, Swallow, Newton, Anderson (Heeney, vanderberg, freeman)

Ruck: Nic Nat, Pyke (Cox)

Forward: Martin, Bennell, Swan, Motlop, Hogan, Jack Steele (Lamb, Lambert)

Thought?

General Soreness

James I can see what your thinking but for me there is just too much mid price risk. At best I think it will take you a minimum of 11 upgrades to get to full premium, leaving approx 8 trades in total for correction, injury. May I suggest that if you must have Lids, he should be in the forward line. Turn Motlop into a rook use the cash to upgrade Pyke. Choose one of or at most 2 of Langdon, Kolo and Pearce, it is unlikely that one of them let alone all three become keepers, therefore they need to generate cash, keep the one or two that are most likely to generate cash or be kept. All other choices are quite sound. My only other concern is outside of Ablett and Beams you do not have go to loophole options.

Derek

I really like Pyke at R2

jmy7

hey community, just a quick one
giffen or swallow
love to know who you would go with, cheers

General Soreness

Griffen no contest

Redgumwon

I'm thinking Swallow but I'll keep watching both before round 1

Gobbledoks Pride

Griiffen !

HFerg

newton or vandenberg?

General Soreness

thats the $80K question. Vendenberg needs upgrade first but assuming he does, I would pocket the $80K and go Van Den Berg.

jmy7

i have both

Redgumwon

Newton as Vandenberg need to get off the rookie list

General Soreness

Newton is not rookie listed.

Redgumwon

That's right Newton isn't rookie listed but Vandenberg is 🙂

Sarah

I'm selecting both. Would be very surprised if Vandenberg doesn't get an upgrade off the rookie list to cover Petracca.

Gobbledoks Pride

Both!

Sc newby

Phil Walsh happy with o'brien and will play him round 1 if he performs in nab, date I say it. Significant!

Sc newby

Dare*

Sarah

VERY significant

Weary

Robbie Tarrant as a forward rookie priced option?

Cezza93

Blokes a walking hospital, switched to key defender this year to which mean points go south.

Jack

Def: smith shaw hodge newnes Pearce white cross : Goddard sadd
Mid: Ablett Fyfe pendles wines crouch rich nvb Anderson : heeney freeman lambert
Ruck: Nic Nat Bellchambers : cox
Fwd: Martin Goddard swan Salem hogan karnezis : krakour Steele
76.5 thousand
Thinking of trading white cross to Edwards
Nvb to Newton
Thoughts?

Andrew

What’s your thoughts on Buddy? I have him in my team at the moment but I am thinking of trading him out for Devon Smith and using the money elsewhere. Thoughts?

Thanks

Cezza93

I currently have Buddy, i have this feeling he will be back to his best this year. But Smith? is he really that proven?

derek

wait for the buffalo bounce

@t_woof

Don't mind him at all Andrew.

Tippett spending more time in medical room than on the park. Could be all Buddy, Buddy, Buddy up front.

Sarah

I think you'll find that Buddy actually scores better with Tippett in the team.

@t_woof

Cheers Sarah.

I've had a look, and not too fussed. Post Round 6, the with or without averages find the smallest of leans to without.

But difficult to make a damning case either way, when we only have 11 games + 3 finals to go off. ……i still think he's underpriced in 2015.

Cezza93

Thoughts on Lachie Neale as a POD? His finals series was nothing short of insane.

Chris

I do not care what anyone says. Griffin will get tagged. I don't believe he will be pumping out 160 odd every week. Maybe if he gets another high scores in his next nab challenge game but at the moment, not sold. Any reasons why I should pick him?

derek

Higgo said this before the first NAB game. Don't look at anyone except for the rookies during the NAB games. it will mean nothing! Without teams playing their full side or going at full rat-power, it is meanlingless to look at premiums or even mid-pricers. Only look at the rookies!!

Chris

Cheers derek, I like the look of your side, Priddis is a great selection. I have him myself

Sarah

Griffin has been tagged his whole career so it's not going to determine whether I pick him or not. If you look closely at ALL the premium mids, you'll realise they ALL get tagged. What makes them a premium is that the tag does not impact their scoring.

Andrew

Good evening community,

I’ve just started a league – 964887

Hoping to get a competitive league together and really push for a top ranking league.

Cheers

Willy's Hotrods

Hey mate, just joined. Hope I can cut the mustard!

Glorin

I will have a Crack. Cheers

Jimi

Cheers mate just joined up.

Chris

Thoughts on Walters as F4

Angus

Anyone picking Hampton

Dools

At 400K?? No mate over to you!!

Angus

Whats your team look like dools?

KJU FC

Sloane or Beams?
Sloane is a POD but Beams knows how to score big more often.
thoughts?

Angus

Sloane is a consistant player. You know you will get 100's every week from him. Beams can score big, but his score may be impacted by the boys around him, like Rockliff, Rich, Zorko

Dools

Are we comparing like with like here ??? If so pick the cheaper one IF not why the Q???

General Soreness

He seemed to score fairly well surrounded by Pendles, Swan and Sidebum.

@t_woof

Both valid selections.
Go with your gut. I'd lean Beams.

Glorin

I concur. Loved them both last year. Will start beams and see if sloane signs a contract before the start of season.

Gobbledoks Pride

Coin toss!

MarcoPolo

Why not both!?

aweekatatime

Going round in circles ,swan or westhoff ? T read or Wright in R3? need a guru's guidance

Dee

Kolodashnij or Sheppard as D5?

@WillTreaty01

Who did Wayno suggest? sorry I couldn't understand that part 🙂

Also *Suggestedplayname* or Beau Waters

@t_woof

C.Pearce

Sarah

Beau Waters has retired.

Tony

Mystery player no one is taking about, not hard to work out who he is.
How much would you pay for these stats ?
Comments please as he is locked in my team !

Season Highlights
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 2
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)
Cheers,
Tony

King Menace

That would be Anthony Miles Tony

nick

sounds like Daniel wells

BennyGan

Hey lads i have two questions,
1. Swallow or Griffen? I know swallow will get about 100 every week but won't go much higher than 115 but giffen can go as high as 150-170 but also has the 60-70 games.

2. I'm a bit worried about starting Salem as he hasn't proven anything this nab cup, anyone have some suggestions for an alternative at that F5/6 that is 250k or under

Thanks everyone

Derek

I watched Salem play in the NAB cup and I didn’t think he played to bad. The few things he did he seemed to have plenty of time, but he looked like he was going half pace. He will be in best 22, so I’m not worried, he played like he was saving himself, was always around the ball but not really putting his head over the ball. He is still a lock.

The best thing about him is that, even though he will be in my forward line, he will play in dees backline, and therefore should see plenty of the ball this year.

BennyGan

Yeah thanks mate maybe I've jumped the gun with him, Roos will want to play him every week, and their aren't many players of his price with good job security, just hope he can stay clear of the vest.

pauly walnuts

ATM I have both Griffen n Swallow , i see Griiffen as a possible keeper and Swallow as a trade up to a prem, but things can change,go with your gut feeling

BennyGan

i assume you are running swallow at m6 then?

pauly walnuts

correct

Derek

M6 is a deep midfield. Have you tried just going 5 premo midfield and see what your team could look like with the extra cash.

Glorin

Hey Derek, I am running with m6 premo midfield and it looks better than m5 gun/rookie setup as I keep throwing good money at less points in backline. Trying to stick with g/r strategy, I feel that money is best spent midfield. Would like to go full premo ruck but not sure how new scoring Wil affect the Rucks.

nick

with this new scoring only 3 rucks that would give u massive scores but going coast a bit jaccobs mummy or martin I have martin and mummy starting

nick

your the third person go with cockatoo he will play every game and trust me he will score out of sight griffen I would go someone like gray or Ollie wines just food for thought

Cyril is Delicious

Do I go Sloane at m5 or Griffen as he is cheaper and will allow me to upgrade Leuy? cheers

Derek

Anything that will help you get rid of Luey, get Griff.

Cyril is Delicious

Haha cheers mate, the trouble here is getting a decent ruck man for about $450,000, anyone you would recommend mate? Thanks

Derek

At $450k you are only looking at Pyke. You need a lone wolf, reliable. Could do worse

carlashirley90

Im sorry community for saying some bizarre stuff as posts above by me look down right funny now that I have gone of the Vodka. Thank you for supporting me and bouncing info and ideas, for a while I was losing focus on my structure by being too fancy.

Looking forward to last NAB games

Damo

No worries Carla! Is that you on your profile picture? You look bloody sexy Bae! Where you live baby? Would love to hang out sometime? See you soon Carla! XOXO

General Soreness

Damo this is not eHarmony!

Sarah

Keep it to supercoach talk Damo.

Damo

Alright Sarah calm your tits lady! Just chatting this lovely woman named Carla up!

Sarah

Lovely reply!! Why don't you tell General Soreness to 'calm his tits' too ey?

carlashirley90

Ok this my team for now, don't hold back on criticism i welcome it.

Simpson, Gibson, Newnes, C.Pearce, Edwards, H.Goddard ( McKenzie, Saad)
Ablett, Pendlebury, Beams, Priddis, Griffen, Biggs, Heeney, Vandenberg ( Leverde, Freeman, Krakouer)
Sandilands, Naitanui ( Read)
Gray, Deledio, Bartel, Swan, Hogan, Lamb ( Steele, Lambert)

Rookies will change no doubt

General Soreness

Looking very solid Carla. Biggs had bone bruising on the knee and has now done a hammy. Keep an eye on Gibbo, one swallow does not make a summer. Nothing more to add, solid work.

JoeWoolcock

Looks really solid Carla, forward line is mint! Gibson looks a nice POD after nab 1 but just be wary if Lake or Frawley get injured and he's required again as a key pos player. Sandilands an interesting selection but looks just as likely as any at the moment. Nice work.

Sarah

Hi Carla, your team looks great.
The only issues I have with it are Gibson and Naitanui.
Gibson has only had 1 year where he averaged over 90 (last year) and he didn't play the full season. I'd pass on him.
There are reports that Nic Nat is struggling with a back injury. He hasn't played a NAB game so if he plays round 1 at this stage he'll be underdone. That's not the kind of form you want to start in your supercoach team.
Other than that it looks pretty solid at this stage!

Redgumwon

I really like your team here. Like others have said Nic Nat could be a problem. But I've just read at the AFL site Martin (Bris) has gone down with a knee clash at training. I'm not sure how bad it is at this stage. This might bring Luey back into play if he is the sol ruckman for an extended period of time, freeing up some cash

nick

hay Carla give u some advice don't have Gibson he dose not take enough marks and punchs the ball to much don't get points for that u could try bring Ibbotson in in my team I am starting with rocky and beams also if u want some advice on the rucks there are new point system 5 points for a advantage 2 for a hitout advantage so try get mummy jaccobs or martin at any coast those guys score massive and will help out and deledio be warn he suffers from his some problem he had last year and might not play round 1 I would go for a 2 big scorers like franklin or lecra from the eagles he scorers are insaine when he stays on the park sorry for being long just helping u out and try and get cockatoo in frm the cats trust me he will be worth it he is a gun

Derek

Shhhhhhhhhhhh about Sandilands!!!!

carlashirley90

Ahhh gotcha 😉 ahh yes that Apeness fella will be vital!!

r2d2

Am also hoping Sandi is kept on the downlow , Solid team Carla ,, I also have Biggs , did read he done his hammy today though … Monitor that 🙂 good luck

Give It A Go

Will dog dog be playing r1?

General Soreness

Will play NAB 3 by all reports, avoided travel for NAB 2.

Dan

Do I do Griffin and a forward rookie, meaning I have 6 gun midfielders and 3 premo forwards or Mitchell in forward and rookie in the middle.

Derek

Griff or TMitch, no brainer.

General Soreness

Griff!

Sarah

Depends which rookie you want to select. At this stage it's impossible to answer that question.

Flanno24

Was wondering if I would be able to get any thoughts on my team?

DEF: Shaw, Newnes, Langdon, Pearce, Whitecross, Edwards (Goddard, Saad)
MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Griffen, Swallow, Steven, Rich, Newton (Heeney, Boekhorst, Freeman)
RUCK: Naitanui, Leuenberger (Read)
FWD: Gray, Martin, Swan, Bellchambers, Clark, Hogan (Daniel, Lambert)

derek

you are in for a few sleepless nights with NicNat and Leuy and bellchambers in your rucks.

Steven is a pretty solid M6 and Rich at M7 is battling deep in the middle order. Should get some good scores from that team but would be worried about cash generation to upgrade to pull premo.

30 trades might sound like a lot, but usually the first 4 are used to correct trades, get the right rookies in your team early. You will need to hold at least 6 going into the finals, history will say you need at least 4-5 trades for injuries, leaves about 16 trades to upgrade your mids to premos??!!!

I think you might be one or two premos short. have a look at your team with Rich downgraded to a rookie and see if you can upgrade a couple of mid price players, like Langdon, Luey, bellchambers or Steven to keepers.

Flanno24

DEF: Smith, Shaw, Newnes, Langdon, Whitecross, Edwards (Goddard, Saad)
MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Griffen, Swallow, Steven, Anderson, Heeney (Vandenberg, Boekhorst, Freeman)
RUCK: Naitanui, Lycett (Read)
FWD: Gray, Martin, Swan, Bellchambers, Clark, Hogan (Daniel, Lambert)

Do you think that looks better? Cheers

Taco MacArthur

Hey Jock, just donated buddy love all your work you do on here. Is it to late to get into the doner leagues?

Benjo

Hi guys, I am just interested why very few people are sticking with Hodge in their teams this year. He was an absolute jet in the second half of the year. Is it because his durability?
Also, Hodge or Simmo?
Cheers, Benjo

@SeanySamp

Yeah I agree with Mitch. Hodge won't play 22 games because of resting or injury I reckon. Simmo would be my choice.

General Soreness

Hodge and Mitchell will be managed by resting on the pine when games are over before they finish and missing games against weaker opponents. Can almost guarantee each will miss either side of the bye.

Jase

Looking for keen and competitive players for a league I created. Ones that dont loose interest halfway through.

Here's the code if anyone's interested – 749920

Cheers

Willy's hotrods

Hey jase,

I've joined.

Cheers

@SeanySamp

I'm loving these podcasts, bloody hilarious!

Interested in the community's thoughts on:
Kolodjashnij/A.Swallow/Gray vs C.Pearce/Ward/Deledio
I'm leaning towards the 2nd option.

Also, Kolo, Sheppard or Geary?

Thanks!

Jayden

Pearcewarddeledio

MarcoPolo

id prefer pearce, swallow, deledio ahaha. but out of those two A.

and Geary at his price.

@SeanySamp

Cheers fellas!

Cyril is Delicious

Should I go

Sloan>Griffen

Salem>Lamb

Which will give me enough to upgrade my rucks

Nic nat>Goldstein

Leuy>Lycet

Would love the communities thoughts, cheers

Blueprime

Yes

nick

go cockatoo from the cats he will play every game and just think how good hill is from the hawks he is stronger and faster and will make u heaps of cash so u can upgrade who ever u want

MarcoPolo

What are people doing about ruck coverage!? I'm absolutely stumped with who to put as R3 aha. Cheers

Pauly Walnuts

Marco, I am waiting to see who gets named before the first game, it's that I just Dunno !

Sarah

I'm toying with having Grundy at R3. Yes it's a lot of money, but he'll give me coverage all year and hopefully save me some trades if I get any short term injuries to my R1 or R2.

MarcoPolo

Not bad thinking, however I'm not sure where I'd find the extra dosh for a move like that. I have about 90k and read as R3 at the moment. I could downgrade my M6 for a mid pricer, but I'm not sure messing with my structure at this stage would be a good move.

Sarah

I wouldn't recommend changing your structure if you're happy with it. I've had Grundy slotted in since the start so if I did downgrade him I wouldn't know what to do with the extra $200k!! I picked my rucks first to save ruck trades. Got screwed last year on that line.